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Jamestown Aleit takes occasion
to read us a temperance lecture on the
death of the Dnke of Albany. It says:
"IT turns out that the death of the Dnke of
Albany was the result of a debauch rather than
the natural oonrae and end of life wherein we
gome consolation in the thought that "the
Lord gave and the Lord taketh away." If he
had hw" other than Queen Victoria's son the true
cause of his death would doubtless have been
given with the first notice of it. The medical
term appoplexy is applied in such social stations
of life as that occupied by Prince Leopold when
nnder similar diagnostic circumstances with a
common mall, or one in ordinary social position,
it would be called delirium tremens. The facts
seem to be now well authenticated that the duke
bad been on a roaring drunk and debauch so re
cently as to not only connect that circumstance
with his death but to very conclusively show that
d^th was the end of the spree. The mantle of
charity is generously allowed to fall over persons
who die from snch causes on acconnt of the
Bocial or perhaps official position occupied by
the deceased as well ae the social standing of
tfrpii- families and near relations. The
consequence is the deadly work of this "monster
of hideous men" is kno^u only to the imme
diate personal acquaintances ot individual oases.
It is true that the duke was only an ordinary
intellectually, and a very ordinary one at
that, but his socuA prominence, which came of
his relation to the throne of England, was suffi
cient to hide from the public, for the time at
least, the zeal cause of his death. It is a lament
able but suppressed fact that some of the
brightest intellectual lights of our own country
as well as of Europe have gone out in the utter
darkness of the wreck and ruin of dissipation,
which is onlv too sad
and deplorable an evidence
that a great brain and profound mind even can
not withstand indulgence of the insidious foe
that lures on by imperceptible tread to ruin and
Tim! gentle girl now goes seldom to the theatre
without a bouquet on her breast,says a New York
letter. The sentimental suggestion is that posies
naturally grow there which is all very pretty
as an idea to instill into the suscbptible mind of
the escort, but when the whole bodice isn't big
enough to hold ground for a single violet, to
say nothing of a half bushel of roses, the proba
are awfully strained. Secondly, again,
and moreover, there is to the unreasoning male
observer an instinotiveness of life in the floral
formation, that is extremely fetching. At each
placid breath the top of the bouquet slightly
waves to and fro as though swung by a zephyr
she signs, it quivers in tremulous sympa
thy her giggles set it shaking with fragrant
jollity, her laughter puts it into a violent|spasm
of merriment. The poor fellow is entranced by
these rosy demonstrations of acute sensibility
while at the same time encbanted by her own
lady-like composure. If he had any cool sense,
or memory of what he learned at school about
mechanical movements, he could discern the
deceptiveness of that bunch of roses. It is no
reflection upon the girl's anatomy to remind him
her slim body would have to contract St.
Vitus' dance, or some other nervous disorder, if
the flowers' motions were preoisely a counter*
part of the heavings of her bosom. As a matter
of fact ohe merely provides the hub—the axis,
so to speak—while the Btems represent the
spokes, and the roses are at the rim, or periphery.
Don't you easily enough comprehend tha
under these conditions, Bhe need only to take a
deep breath, or wiggle Blightly, to impart the
liveliest motion to the end of the bouquet Ah!
the corsage bouquet is subtle but quite explain
HESEY WABD BEECHES took occasion, in his
last Thanksgiving Day Service, to give a bril
liant and most interesting account of his lecture
tour of lest summer, which he called "A Circuit
ot the Continent." "Leaving home July 9," he
yg, "I followed the sickle. The harvest of
wheat was closed in Ohio and was beginning in
Wisconsin. Our line of travel carried us through
the great wheat belt of the country, and it is
one of the marvels of the world." Then he sets
out to describe, in his own original and striking
manner, his trip through thirty states and terri
tories, including the Red river region of Canada,
the great wheat states of our northwest, the cat
tle ranges and sheep farms of the plains, the
vast lumber country and agricultural valleys of
Washington, Oregon and California, Utah and
the Mormons, Texas and the chief cities of the
South. The address was found to be so full of
interest that it has been called for and delivered
at intervals through the winter, especially in
New England, and once in the Brooklyn Acade
my of Music for the benefit of the "Home for
Consumptives," anew and admirable charity of
that city. It has now been published (by
Fords, Howard & Hulbert, New York) in aid of
that institution, and contain^ a capitally en
graved portrait of "the old man eloqnent." It
can be had through any bookseller, or will be
mailed on receipt of the price (ten oents) by the
publishers. An address by so great a master of
the descriptive art, and appealing to so wide
spread an interest, ought to net something hand
some for the Brooklyn charity.
OBDWAY TBIBUNE? TO persons starting for a
new country it is often a source of perplexity as
to what they shall take with them. To all such
our advice would be bring your household goods.
The freight is but little and new goods cost
money. Bring your young cattle. The growth
of ten head of young cattle will almost buy your
provisions during the first year, and it will cost
but little to keep them. Bring your cows. A
good cow is half a living, and cows are high here
and butter is high. Bring your hens. Eggs have
not been less than fifteen cents a dozen here in
a year, and 100 hens will go along way towards
supporting a family. Finally sell your horses
and buy oxen. The first work to be done on
your farm will be.breaking the sod, and for this
purpose oxen are fully as good as horses while
the expanse of keeping them is not one-tenth
JAMES GORDON BENNETT, of England, is com
ing to America on a brief visit next month.
He is probably in search of data for a book.
A VEBMONT paper says: "A Dakota lawyer
was recently arrested for stealing wood, bat such
was the power of his eloquence that he made
Che Jury believe that he waa only walking in his
eleap, and thought that he was placing flowers
the grave of his first wife." There! Then!
legal friend", don't get angry. Bemember
comes from a Vermont paper.
SO VOHE VBEBPO'FS.
The Charleston Herald has established the
following rates for puffs:
Tocallaman a "progressive citizen," when
it is known that he is lazier than a government
Referring to a deceased citizen as "a man
whose plac8 will long remain unfilled," when
yon know that be was the best poker player in
flailing a female a "talented and refined lady,
avaluable acquisition to society," with varia
Calling a man a "liar" during a campaign to
advertise him, 25 oents, ,with proportionate re
duction if the fight becomes warm.
Referring to an old citizen as "a relic of an
tiquity," 65 cents.
Calling a newly made lawyer "a legal light
of which the profession should feel proud,"
Extra rates are charged when the party is
well*.known, as it takes more to counteract
the influence a long residence is supposed to
Parties furnishing their own notices stereo
typed, 13 pica ems wide, ready for use, can have
50 par cent reduction on above rates.
Candidates for office will be charged in pro
portion to their wealth, as a guaranty that their
promises to their constituency will be fulfilled.
We usually require that their first year's salary
be left with us as a guaranty of good faith
WALT WHITMAN sadly sings: Mary had some
roller skates that never would go slow, and in
the way the skates would roll Mary wasn't sure
to go she took them to the rink one night, and
struok out from the knee, but when poor Mary
would go haw, the skates they would go gee
and when the skates would forward go, Mary
oouldn't hold the slack the skates went on and
Mary fell right flat upon her back and when
the skates would backward go, she couldn't keep
her toes, the skates went back and Mary fell
kerslash upon her nose and when one skate
went to the right, the other to the left, poor
Mary couldn't follow both, and some thought
she was cleft at last the evening's fun was o'er,
they stopped the giddy whirl, and Mary went
home from the rink a badly banged up girl.
THE Fall Biver Advance sayB: "If there is
anything madder than a wet hen it is a woman
who spends an hour in neatly opening a sut
piciouB billet doux sort of a letter to her hus
band, only to find that it a bill from his tailor."
Salisbury, is it the proper thing to hurl your
family affairs into the face of the public?
CALL: When a sofc-brained youth succeeds
in getting a "What did the monkey wrench?"
paragraph into a newspaper, he immediately
issues a call for a national convention of Ameri
can humorists, and after that spends his time
wondering why nobody responds.
AN enthusiastic editor shouts: "Let us wipe
plagiaristic papers from the face of the earth.''
This would leave Carl Pretzel's Weekly in ex
clusive possession of the field, with no rival
nearer than the stock yards, where the Sun
would still shine.
PHILADELPHIA CALL A Vermont paper says
no lady or gentleman will eat peanutB during
chursh services. We should hope not. Once
let a Vermonter get started on peanuts and
religion might as well take to the Green
A WASHINGTON paper says that Frye, of Maine
is tbe homeliest man in the United States senate.
If he is any homelier than some of the senators
who have been out this way on deadhead excur
sions, he could win undying fame in a dime
A SHBEWD advertiser asks through the
columns of an eastern paper: "Why do yon go
tj bed with cold feet?" The query is of course
addressed to the married men of the country
and will doubtless be answered in good time.
PRIVATE DALZELL writes to the New York San
that he does hot "speak autoschedi&stically, but
with delioeration." He would have prevented
a great deal of severe comment by making this
announcement earlier in the campaign.
JUMBO is going back to England early iu Oc
tober, and he will be biddea goodbye with re
gret. He is the only sensible English tourist
the country has been honored with a visit from
since Dickens made his tour.
A PHILADELPHIA detective has sued a newa
paoer for $30,000 for defamation of character.
It will be a stunning surprise to the country to
learn that a detective has cheek enough to claim
to be the possessor of a character.
BABNUM offers $500 for the best poem on the
white elephant. What has become of the so
ciety for the prevention of cruelty to animals?
Dou'x permit this outrage just because the poor
beast is a foreigner.
AN advertisement recently app ared in the
New York Sun for "a christian printer." This
is tbe first piece of humor that has appeared in
the Sun since the campaign of 1880.
THS papers announce authoritatively that
Susan B. Anthony toes in. This, we are happy to
refutes the damnable slander that she is
knock-kneed. The truth will triumph.
O'DONOVAN BOSSA has given up his contem
plated European trip, and that British man
of-war has been ordered home from its cruise
off the American coast.
LABOUCHBE, writing of English society women
heads his article, "Bluecosed, Naked and
Ashamed." Bluenosed? Naked? By jove
they ought to be ashamed.
THEODOBE THOMAS will sail for Germany in
June. Bismarck will soon learn what it is to
awaken revengeful feelings in the breasts of this
PBESIDENT ABTHIJB has 8,000 pairs of panta
loons. If be gets married, as is hinted, there
will be enough breeches for both of 'em to
A KAN named Bawl has started a paper in
territory, and haa named it "The Sun.'* Of
course it shines for Bawl.
MB TILDEN is
a good man and a three-ply
patriot. He softly admits this himself.
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THE BISMARCK WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
THE VA8HISeTOX 8VD«ET.
s.—The first bill taken up
was one to authorize the appointment of a com
mission by the president to run and mark the
boundary lines between a portion of the Indian
territory and the state of Texas, in connection
with a similar commission to be appointed by
the state of Texas. After debate the committee
rose and the bill passed: Yeas 138, nays, 67.
The next bill passed was one declaring that the
supreme court of every territory shall consist of
a chief justice and three associate justices, and
providing that every territory shall be divided
into four judicial districts and the district court
shall be held in each by one of the justices of
the supreme court.
A bill requiring the governor of a territory to
be a resident of the territory to which he is ap
pointed at least two years preceding his appoint
ment was opposed by Kasson. Maginnis
strongly advocated the passage of the bill. There
was a growing indisposition to admit new states
on account of tbe jealousy of all states, and this
measure was only intended to mitigate one of
the evils of the most infamous systems of colo
nial government the world had ever seen. Eaton
raised a constitutional objection that the bill
would limit the right of presidential appoint
ment. Brentz, of Washington Territory, pointed
out the inconsistency of allowing Bhode Island
to elect its governor and denying tbe territories,
some of them with five times the population,
the poor privilege of having their executive ap
pointed from among their own oitizens. Till
man, of South Carolina, made a constitutional
argument in support of the bill and sarcastic
ally expressed his joy that ihe gentlemen on the
other side, alluding to Hiscock and others, had
at length come to recognize the fact that the
obsolete instrument, the constitution, still
what restricted the powers of congress, but ad
mitted that his joy was shadowed when he dis
covered that the constitutional point was raised
on the wrong bill. Advocating the measure on
its merits, he regretted that he did not have
time to pay his respects to the carpet baggers.
Bram, of Pennsylvania, objected to the term
carpet bagger being applied to any American
citizen, and said he would beBorry to apply that
term to the gentleman from South.Carolina if in
the course of events he should ever be appointed
governor of a terrstury. Tillman explained what
southern people meant by "carpet bagger."
lhey meant a stranger who eame among tbem
to get office and nothing but office, who prosti
tuted offioe for personal gain, and who, when he
could no longer rob and oppress, then gathered
up his carpet bag and went as he came. Any
body who came in aa kith and kin of the people
and to take part and fare with them waa not a
carpet bugger, and would be welcomed. Hart
moved to recommit the bill with instructions to
the committee on territories, to except from its
provisions the territory of Gtah. "There are
just as good gentiles in Utah aa out of it," sug
gested Maginnis in opposition to tbe measure.
The motion was lost, 72 yeas to 128 nays, and the
The republican district convention, for the
nomination of delegates to the Chicago conven
tion has been in session all day, and at this
hour, 1:30 a.m., have not succeeded in agreeing
upon any one-to represent the district. Dis
puting, and quarreling and speech making have
been the order of the day and evening. The
disgraceful scenes enacted at the primaries last
night, and the disorder in the convention today
has served to give a decided check to the Buffer
age movement in the District.
SENATE 24—HOUSE 48.
The Minneapolis Tribune's speoiil from
Wasnington says. Delegate Baymond today
appeared before the committee on territories
and persuaded them to make a favorable report'
on the bill doubling the size of the legislature
of Dakota, giving the senate 24 and the house
THE NOBTHERN PACIFIC GRANT.
The committee on public lands today sdopte I
the report prepared by Henley on the bill to
forfeit a portion of the land grant to the North
ern Pacific railway. Oaten, VanEaton und Strait
voted against th? report. Belford was not
present. Delegate Brent will offer a substitute
for the bill agreed upon by a majority of the
committee when it is brought up for consider
ation in the house. The substitute declares
forft ited those lands granted the Northern Pa
cific railway lying contiguous with and adjacent
to that part of the proposed line between Wal
lula, Washington territory, and Portland, Ore
gon, for a breach of the conditions on which
they were granted. All the rest of the lands
granted the company are confirmed to it on
condition that it shall comply with all the re
quirements of this act. The company shall
henceforth construct not less thin 100 miles of
its railroad each year, pnd complete and equip
the whole by July 4th, 1886, except that portion
between Wallula and Portland. All lands con
firmed to the company shall be subject to assess
ment and taxation by state, territory, county or
municipality. All agricultural lands so con
firmed, which ware not sold before January 1st,
1884, shall b3 sold by the company only to
citizens of the United States in quantities not
exceeding 160 acres to any one person, and at a
price not exceeding $2 60 per acre. The sub
stitute forbids discriminative freight charges or
pooling arrangement by the company, and pro
vides that maximum passengec fares shall be
prescribed by the commissioner of railways.
The TV recited Steamer.
HALIFAX, April 8.—Tbree wrecking schoonera
are taking out the cargo of the wrecked steamer
Steinmann. Divers report the steamer upright
and the deck houses in place, but the hull shows
signs of going to pieces. The divers have not
yet entered the cabins. No bodies have yet been
seen in the vessel. It is the opinion of many
acquainted with the ooast that most of the
bodies outside the vessel would be carried to
sea by the under-tow. Tbe surviving passengers
leave tomorrow for New York. The opinions of
seafaring men acquainted with the approaches
to the harbor arc unfavorable to the commander
of the Steinmann regarding the working of the
ship on the night of the disaster.
A Temperance .Lecture.
ASTOB, la., April 8.—Early thiB morning Jas.
Beeves shot and fatally wounded a young man
named Julius Erasers. Beeves was intoxicated
and Frazars was trying to get him home.
Beeves, wi,h a pistol in his hand, defied arrest,
and was with difficulty captured and lodged in
juL Frazers was conveyed to the hospital and
will die. He is spitting blood and is paralyzed
in the lower extremities. Beeves was a hard
working, industrious man when sober, and
deeply deplores the result of the drunken spree.
One iter Aiotker.
TOPEKA, KB., April 8.—Hon.*David J. Brewer,
associate justice of the supreme court of Kan
sas, tendered bis resignation to GOT. Glick to
day. He was sworn in aa United States circuit
judge of the 8th judicial cirouit, the oath be
ing administered by Judge Foster, of the United
States district bench. Judge Brewer left to
night for Leavenworth, and will start Friday for
Little Bock, Ark.'where he will hold his first
term of court.
They All Do It.
SPRAGUE, W. T., April 8.—J. W. Berton was
fatally shot to-day by Edgar Lashbrack. The
cause of the tragedy was jealosy, growing out of
criminal relations which it is said exsisted be
tween Berton and Mrs. Lashbrack. Berton was
under arrest on a charge of adultery, and while
the prisoner was sitting in the court he was shot
by Lashbrack in the breast The wound is con
sidered fatal. The shooting produced intense
excitement. Lashbrack iB in custody.
A Tevgh Kid.
LOUISVILLE, Ky„ April 8.—Parker Hardin, 15
years old, son of W. A. Hardin, attorney general
of Kentucky, shot and wounded a boy named
Arthur Glare, at Frankfort today. The boys
were returning from school, had a quarrel, and
Glare applied a very offiensive epithet to Hardin,
who went home, got a shot gun, and fired both
barrels, one of them taking effect in Glare's
head, inflicting an ugly wound.
What the Officials say.
ST. PAUL, April 8.—The Northern Pacific of
ficials when shown tbe report of the aotion of
the house committee on publio lands to-day ex
pressed the opinion to the associated press cor
rrspondeet that the Brent substitute would not
be adopted by the house and say that they have
no fear of the action of congress looking to
ward tbe forfeiture of their lands.
CHICAGO, April 8.—The safe of the Northwest
ern boiler works were burglarized last night of
$3,000 worth of negotiable paper. The burg
lar left a note saying that if the company would
address Safe Blower, through- the medium of
advertisements, negotiations would be ordered
to return the hecurities. Two arrests oh sus
picion have been made.
The Red River at fargo.
FARGO, April 8.—The Bed river is eleven feet
above low water mark, and can rise a dozen feet
more before injury will be done. Tha weather
is clear *nd a trifle chilly. The river is station
ary, an I' xperienced river men expect the ice
will start efore night and go out quietly. No
trouble is anticipated.
A Bank Embarassed.
MONMOUTH, 111., April 8.—The First National
Bank closed its doors this morning. The cause
assigned is speculation by the cashier, B. T. O.
Hubbard, whose deficit is estimated at $45,000
to $100,000. The bank is expected to resume
in a day or two, as the stockholders are liable
and are all mouied men.
A Harmon Transfer.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 8.—The Journal's Living
stone special says: Capt. Harmon, of Bismarck*
has turned over the Savage stock to tha man
agement of W. E. Savage and Son.
Heavy Cattle Sale.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 8.—Journal's Miles City
special: A sale of 2,000 head of range cattle
was made here today by A. M. Courtenay. Con*
CINCINNATI. April 8—Unofficial reports from
all precincts of the city show that the demo
crats carried the city by about four hundred
The Fargo Election.
FARGO, April 7.—The city election passed off
very quietly today. About thirty special police
men and twenty deputy sheriffs were on duty.
More or less intimidation was practiced on
voters. The total vote polled was about 1,800
and W. A. Yerxa was re-elected mayor by 450
majority. Augustus Roberts secured the city
Justiceship, and L. E. Nelson the Treasuryship
There is much excitement over the result in
this city. Bands are playing and parades are
in progress. fo&c
THE ELECTION AT STEELE.
STEELE, DAK., April 7.—In the election to-day,
W. FI Steele was unanimously electei mayor J.
A. Foye alderman first ward O. P. Conger, sec
ond L. D. Cloek, third D. F. Allison, fourth
Geo. H. Cook was elected city cl^rk A. G.
Clark, city justice and John Beggs, marshal.
Tha election passed off quietly, though spirited
YANKTON, Dak., April 7.—The recent arrival
ot persons supposed to be subpoenaed as wit
nesses, leads to the supposition that the grand
jury contemplates an investigation into .the or
ganization of Faulk county, where William B.
Tibbets is charged with securing land and
motey in payment for the location of the coun
ty seat at LaFaor. It is announced that the
grand jury will be in session three or four weeks
longer. Judge Edgerton has been requested by
Judge Hudson to sit in the Ward murder cases
at Grand Forks. In compliance with the re
quest he goes to Grand Forks about the hrat of
July, which is the earliest date possible, as he
has three court terms to dispose of first.
Snow Up Worth.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 7.—Journal's St. Vincent
special: The beautiful weather of the last week
was interrupted yesterday morning by a heavy
fall of snow which continued throughout tbe
entire day, and only snbsided after four or five
inches bad been deposited. The mercury fell to
zero, in consequence of which the water in the
river did not xise so rapidly as it otherwise
Want to Make it Faster.
ST. PAUL, April 7.—The chamber of com
merce to day adopted a resolution praying the
postmaster general to shorten the time cf the
ftmt mail between New York and Chicago and
St. Paul three hours.
A Horrible MUrder.
ALTOONA, Pa., April 7.—Mrs. L. U. Beach,
wife of a prominent phyaioian, was discovered
in her room this morning with her head almost
severed from the body. The doctor was attest^
ed, and it ia said thathe admitted that he
mitted the deed. Two large knives and a cleavers
used for amputating purposes were found beside
The O'Brlan Forgery Case.
ST. PAUL, April 7.—Brainerd special: The
latest developments in the O'Brian forgery case
are the alleged discovery that Anthony Kelly
waa given a bill of sale on a large lot of logs
to secure him when he took O'Brien's note, that
went into the Scandia bank. This, if true, will
materially cripple the assets in the assignees
Bound For Devil's Lake.
ST. PAUL, April 7.—A special train of twenty*
five cam of freight, and forty passengers, ar
rived to day from Bowling Green and (Lam
sena, Missouri, for Devil's Lake, D. T. The
Manitoba road has arranged for through excur
sion trains from Canada to St. Paul four days
Wouldn't Have Opposition,
DULUTH, April 7.—Is adore Plummer and wife,
who ran a ferry across the St. Louis river be
tween Reese point and Conner's point, were
bound over to the oircuit court today for burn
ing the tug boat Minnie "V," owned by Captain
Joseph Lloyd, and which was intended for an
Wall Be Hanged.
ST. LOUIS, April 7.—Wm. Brown, a negro,
who confessed having murdered a peddlers
named Leringuo and ohopped his body to pieces,
six weeks ago, whioh created a great sensation,
was arraigned in the circuit court at Belleville,
111., today and pleaded guilty. He was sen
tenced to be hung May 30th.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 7.—The board of trade
has resolved that the fast mail should leave
New York an honr earlier, Chicago an hour ear
lier, and shorten the schedule of running time
another hour. This would help the morning
papers in both cities by shutting Chicago out of
the immediate field.
Admitted to Bail.
DETEOIT, April 7.—Judge Gridley this morn
ing admitted to bail Daniel S. Holcomb and J.
D. Crouch in tbe sum of $20,000 each.
The decision is satisfactory to the friends of the
accused, but much bitterness and disappoint
ment is expressed by a great number of people
NEW YOBK, April 7.- A fire in St. George's flat,
a seven story building occupied by seventeen
families, destroyed the building and contents.
Loss $150,000. There were several narrow
escapes. Three firemen and an engineer were
WASHINGTON, April 7.—The indications for
the npper Missouri are light local rains or snow
partly cloudy slightly colder weather northto
west winds rising barometer.
Crow King 1 -ad.
Late advices from Fort Yates are to the effect
that Crow King, one of the most prominent
chiefs of tbe Sionx nation died Saturday night
of quick consumption contracted from cold on
the lungs. Crow King will be remembred as
the first to surrender after the Cnster massacre,
in which he took a very important part. He
was intelligent progressive Indian and loved
his band. He died, receiving tbe rites and sac
raments of the catholic church.
BULL VS GALL.
In the Sioux Council at the agency Saturday,
a lively discussion took place between Sitting
Bull and Gall in which the latter claimed that
Sittiog Bull was getting too d—d high toned
since his recent trip enst. He Baid that it waa
silly and absurd to lionize Sitting Ball, when it
was unanimously voted that be was a mean con
temptible coward, fast sinking into local in
A bitter current of hostility seemed to exist
bJtwee tbe two chiefs wticb is attributed to
jealousy. After Gall finished speaking, the
agent administered some good advice to the In
dians, after which the conncil adjourned, per
fectly satisfied that Major McLaughlin was the
right man in the right place.
Is the Reservation Opened.
During the past few days there has been con
siderable excitement at the Fort Yates agency,
caused by the strange maneueverings of H. F.
Douglass, his employees and the high military
officials of the post, since the return of Mr
Douglass frcm Washington. The men referred
to have been staking out a townnte on tbe east
bank of the river, opposite tbe post. It is be
lieved by many that the government reserve has
been thrown open to settlement, and Mr. Doug
lass, bringing the papers from Washington, has
taken advantage of the situation and with these
few friends he is endeavoring to secure tbe town
site o'pposite tbe agency. If the reservation has
been thrown open to settlement the agent
should have promulgated tbe fact, but instead,
the "ins" have entered into a scheme to "gob
ble" the whole beautiful bottom. The matter
has been kept a profound secret, the govern
ment and other boats have been taken across
the river, and none but those in the scheme,
allowed to cross.
This report comes from Fort Yates and will
be confirmed or contr dieted by later advices.
AN inquirer asks the Philadelphia Call: "I
know that on the sta^e a plain woman with a
good figure, or a pretty face with an awkward
figure can get along but what can a plain
woman with a bad figure do to make a mark in
the world?" The querist's name is not given,
but the co'd, oruel finger of suspicion is pointed
at Anna Dickinson.
O white-armed, red-lipped daughter of dreams!
Filled with a joy that is past all knowing,
Sprung from the winter with bloom that seems
New built with the cold embracc of the snow—
Look into mine with thy brown warm eyes,
And speak with the voice of a seer who knows:
Tell me, oh, tell me, divinely wise!
Whither, ah, whither shall come my spring
—W. J. Henderson, in Puok.
A MAN was found dead about ten miles south
of Bismarck last week, with a copy of the Call's
"Accidentally Overheard" clenched tightly in
his nerveless fingers. A broad grin was on his
face and bis garments were entirely bnttonless.
Welch is a personal friend of ours, or we'd write
something about this remarkable case, and tell
the publio what the coroner's jury said.