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ring editor of Yankton, alias Bowen, of the Press and Dakotian, never loses an opportunity to wander from the troth, and it is unfortunate for the people of Dakota as well as a direct insult to manager Wm. Henry Smith of the Western Associated Press, that through must come all telegraphic news from the southern end of the terri tory to the members of the press associa tion. All the dispatches are colored in the most brazen and libelous manner. For instance, in speaking of the decision of the supreme court, he makes it appear that "the attorneys for the people, appeal from the decision fayoring Bismarck, to the U. S. supreme court. It is false. The people do not ask an appeal. It is the theiving, bull-dozing, corruptionists of Yankton only who ask an appeal. The people of the territory are satisfied with the decision of the territorial supreme court. It was an outrage only equaled by the downright rassality of Hugh J. Campbell and his henchmen, thait such a misrepresentation of facts should be sown broadcast aver the land. It should be distinctly understood that the "people" of Dakota, south and north do not ques tion the judgment of the majority of |the members of the supreme bench of the territory, or the justness of their decision in the capital case. Appeal is taken by a let of Yankton soreheads, who know as well as any body that the act by which the capital was removed to Bismarck, is good law and will stand the test of most expert scrutiny. They also know, that nothing will come out of the appeal: that it will never be reached by the United States supreme court for the reason that the legislature this winter will meet in Bismarck, and thus settle the question for all time, before the supreme court can have an opportunity to pass upon it. The only motive of these leeches on socie ty and good morals is to cover Bismarck with a cloud, which under the present condition of affairs is silvery edged and entirely satisfactory to this community. HON. ALEXANDER HUGHES, Dakota's talented Attorney General has returned from Yankton, after a hard and lasting fight, in which the efforts of himself and collagues have been crowned with the highest, and grandest success. Mr. Hughes as president^ the capital com mission has laborea incessantly for the welfare and best interests of Dakota, and his legal ability has been put forward at every move and step, with the reputation and honor of Dakota at heart. He de serves special credit, not only for his un ceasing labors and personal sacrifices, but because of his bold, fearless action, shaking off the long established chains of friendship and associations which had bound him to South Dakota for years, to serve the people of the whole territory. He left friends, comrades and all the pleasant surroundings of a happy home, and cast his vote, in the location of the capital, for that point which he consid ered would meet with the approval of a majority of those whom he represented. For this action, he has recieved the cen sure of his old associates and the calum ny of the South Dakota press, but con soles himself in the fact that he has done his duty faithfully and well. Attorney General Hughes has well earned the most profound respect and deepest grat itude of Dakotaians in general and the people of Bismarck in particular. For over a year he has worked day and night to secure the legal and equitable rights of the citizens of Dakota in the perma nent location of the capital at Bismarck, and while the names of those who have accomplished this great work are being inscribed on the tablet of memory, none will have a more honored place than that of Alexander Hushes. THE Bismarck Weekly Journal, edited and published by Col. C. A. Lounsberry, the founder and form _r half owner of the daily TRIBUNE, made its appearance on Saturday. The above statement is suffi cient to assure anyone that the Journal will therefore be one of the best and most influential weekly papers in the territory. It has a promising field and a satisfactory patronage. The reputation of Col. Lounsberry, his years of newspaper ex perience, and his political prominence both in and out of the territory, will make the editorial utterances of the Journal or more than ordinary import ance. It goes without saying that the Journal backed and edited by Col. Lounsberry, will at once enter upon a successful and influential career. A gentleman asked the Colonel yesterday when he intended to commence the publication of an evening paper. He said in reply, that his knowlede of jour nalism had cost him not less than $25, 000, and he should be in no hurry to branch out into daily publication. A SPECIAL examiner has been sent to Yankton by Attorney General Brewster to examine into the acts of Hugh J. Campbell, in his recent grand jury ex ploits and the expenditure of money dur. ing the late sittings of the grand juries at Yankton and Fargo. The Louisiana bull-dozer, who has carried his carpet bag of corruption from the south into Dakota, and attempted to use the ad vantages and honor of his official trust as weapons with which to destroy those who have not stooped to recognize his and dogmatic behests, may find that he cannot persecute honest people without having his own unsavory record brought before the eyes of the public. The leader of the political cranks and blood hounds who have made Dakota a byword during the past the pompous U. S. M., who has been ordered from a hotel in Bismarck and. a restaurant in Fargo because of his hoggish insults the demagogue without reputation or conscientious scruples, has placed him self in a very unenviable position, now that the attorney general is bringing him to an account. THE insinuation in the dispatches sent out from Yankton that Judge Church, of the Black Hills district was in any way influenced in his decision on the supreme bench in the capital case, or had pre viously expressed any preference in the matter is a base falsehood and the malic iousness of such a report is only equalled by the cussedness of its author, the edi tor of the Press and Dakotaian. This same individual, it will be remembered, was also hasty to criticise Judge Pal mer, simply because, it was generally believed that he could not be "worked" by the Yankton ring. This reckless as sailing of the character of men of stain less reputation, men of integrity, judicial pride and honor is contemptable to say the least and would meet with the public scorn it deserves in any othey locality than the hot bed of infamy and corrup tion in which it is the good fortune of the P. & D. man to wallow. DIVERSIFIED farming is every day re ceiving more and more attention at the hands of Dakota farmers, and is the sal vation of any country. Over 600,000 bushels of flax seed were marketed last season at the little town of Scotland, in Bon Homme county, at prices ranging from $1.12 1-2 to $1.50 per bushel. Be sides this the straw brought two dollars per ton at the mill which was erected to prepare flax straw for the market. There is no difference in soil and climate be tween this region and the flax raising section of Bon Homn^ county. It is a crop that does not interfere with the work of raising wheat. It is both sown and harvested about two weeks later than wheat. Oil mills are being estab lished at Scotland to work up the seed, and these make flax raising more pro fitable. THE decision of the supreme court, re versing Judge Edgerton's decision, estab lishes the capital at Bismarck for all time beyond the peradventure of a doubt. There should be no misinterpretation of the decision. Judge Edgerton said the acts of the commission were illegal. Judges Palmer, Church and Hudson say they were valid, three against one. The appeal to the U. S. supreme court means nothing as it is well known the case can not be reached by that body for at least three years. The legislature will meet in Bismarck in January next in accordance with the decision of the territorial su preme court, which act will nullify any prospective action of the supreme court of the United States in the matter. GOVERNOR -OKDWAY sitting by his office window recently was attracted by a number of men busily engaged in pre paring several bales of deer skins for bhipment. "Do you know" said the governor, "that those hides are ship ped by the thousands directly to my former home in New Hampshire, where they are manufactured into gloves which are in turn re-shipped to Dakota for sale?" The legitimate deduction is that Da ota can save money by manufactur ing her own gloves. Bismarck is a cen tral point and there is no reason why capital may not be more profitably en gaged in manufacturing gloves here than in New Hampshire as the freight both on the raw material and manufactured goods would be saved. When the Bis marck penitentiary is completed the con vict labor might, with reason be thus employed. A WESTERN exchange says: Money is now flowing into New York from the Pa cific slope and from the financial centres of the old world for investment in secur ities which are being forced on the mar ket at a sacrifice. The New York banks will soon be begging for the funds which they locked up in their vaults when the country was on the verge of a panic. There will soon be money in circulation in the country than ever. What has been lost or locked up by a few will now find its way into the hands of the many. PERHAPS thtre would be fewer failures and less foolish speculation in Wall street if the United States would adopt a few of the laws of England. Under the En glish law a director or partner in a bank or corporation is liable to arrest and punishment for the frauds perpetrated by the concern of which he is an official or member, whether he had any active participation in it or not. The theory is that he contributed to such frauds by his negligence. IT is t^e glory of America that a man with a million dollars is no more power ful or influential at the ballot box than the man who "hews wood and carries water." Candidates may be endorsed by millionaires, but the vote of the million aire counts but one and cannot be dis tinguished from its brothers in the ballot box. THE trial of Gov. Ordway under the indictment brought agunst him by the late grand jury, has been postponed until the:13th of. June.. He is sure to be ac quitted. The verdict will be the last clod of earth upon the political grave' of Hugh Campbell and other mem bers of the corrupt Yankton ring. THE secretary and territorial treasurer will doubtless move their effects from Yankton to Bismarck. Pending tbe completionof the new building the tem-' porary capital building can be utilized, three territorial officers already having their headquarters here. THE territorial legislature next winter will settle the capital question, their ac tion being influenced in a large degree by the decision of the highest tribunal in the territory, the supreme court, that Bismarck is the capital. IT is now given out that congress will adjourn before the eagle screams on the Fourth of July next. It is truly astound ing the amount of work an American congress can do in a short time. ACCORDING to the dispatches, Hugh J. Campbell, is being set down upon. It is about time this scheming cold-blooded individual was politely asked to take a back seat. The Attorney (General's Opinion. The interview with Attorney General Hughes, on tbe recent decision of the supreme court in the capital question will be read with interest by all. The Attorney General was found in his offioe, considerably fatigued from his Biege of work and traveling, having returned from Yank ton Sunday. The following is the interview: Question.—What questions are involved in the quo warranto/sase, and what is the scope and, effect of tbe recent decision of the supreme court? Answer.—The authority of tbe commissioners to select a site for the seat of government under the provisions of the act of the last legisl tive assembly waa questioned by a certain people re siding in tbe city of Yankton, on two grounds. Fir»t, it was claimed tbat the said act was uncon stitutional. Second, that the commisBionners were not legally appointed. It was conceded by counsel for Yankton on argument, that if the act was valid the commis sioners were de facto officers and all of their official actB performed prior to the judgment of ouster which was entered in the month of An-, gust last were valid and binding, and while they did not entirely abandon the second posi tion, it was not strongly urged in tbe supreme court. You will thus see from thfe issue pre sented that the supreme court decided that the law under which said commiasioners were acting is valid, and said commissioners were legally and properly appointed. Now as t'i the effect of this decision there can be no question. It ia an authoritative adjudica tion upon the questions' embraced in said case by the highest judicial tribunal in the terri tory. Said decision, I repeat, determines abso lutely tbe law uponiaid questions. Q. Will an appealrbe taken? A. I think' it quite likely the Yankton attorneys will go through th form of taking an appeal, but I do not think the case Will be farther piosecuted The action was brought at the instigation of a few disgruntled and disap pointed politicians in Yankton, to harass and annoy the commissioners and to prevent them, if possible, from accomplishing tbe purposes for which thuy were appointed. Taey sought by this action and the guerrilla warfare carried on in connection therewith, to cast a cloud upon the action of the commis sioners and to depreciate in value tbe property secured by tbem, so that they could not realiz9 a Bum sufficient to erect a state house, but their efforts have signally failed. We have already constructed, as is well known to the people here, the centre or main portion of the capitol build ing. Said building is 153 feet in length by 92 feet in width, and is three full stories above basement, or tour stories in all. Its walls are massive, and will stand as a monument to the enterprise and liberality of the people of Bis marck long after the memory of the Yankton malcontents shall have faded away. Q. Should an appeal be taken, what will be its effect? A. It will in no manner affect anything tbat has heretofore or will hereafter be done by the commissioners. Tbe commissioners selected Bismarck for the Beat of government. Tbe supreme conrt has decied that they bad compe tent power audiauthority to make said selection. An appeal can in no manner affect the further prosecution of the work. The capitol building will be speedily completed and put in readiness for occupancy. We shall then report that fact to the executive of thiB territory, whose duty it is, by the provisions of said act to issue a proclamation, officially promulgating said facta, whereupon it is the duty of each and every ter ritorial office* to remove his office, books, papers and public Records to said capi ol building within thirty/days from the date of said proc lamation. The fact that an appeal may have been taken from the judgment of the supreme court will be' no legal justification for any officer in this territory to refuse to comply with the re quirements if the said capital removal act, and I assume thkt those officers who have not al ready removed to Bismarck, will, as law abiding citizens, remove tbeir offices at the time and in the manner above stated. Q. In tpeaking of this case, the dispatches from Yankton state that Messrs Moody, et al, ap pear for the people. What people? A. I am informed by a member of the city council of Yankton tbat Messrs. Tripp and Gam ble were employed by the city of Yankton,through its council, and that Judge Moody volunteered his services. Said councilman also informed me that the lelty council of Yankton had paid or were abdiit to pay Judge Moody. The action was brought as a matter of form by the district attorny ln the name of the territory, but in fact beiDg prosecuted by the city of Yankton. Wjiat steps will now be taken towBrd the completion of the capitol building? A. In answer to that question, I will say that the (contract for the steam heating appara tus, ,'gas fixtures and plumbing ha been let, and the contractor will com mence work immediately. The contract for the plastering and inside finish will be awarded in a few days. The 160 acres upon which the capitoljbuilding is located has all been platted except the twenty acrea reserved for a p*rk. Of the nine hundred lots in this addition, only •boat ISO have been Mold. Weexpect to realize tbe funds with which to proaroute the work from tbe sale of theae lota. Ibe 160 acrea south of town haa not yet been platted, and in all proi ability will not be put upon tbe market for some time. It ia our purpose to build the south front or wing of the capitol building later in the aeaaon. CAPITAL 0ECI8IOH CQMMEST. Steele Herald: The Herald and Kidder ojuhty aenda congratulations to their nearest neighbor. J? Valley Gity Times: Valley City aenda greet ing to the capital city and congratulations on her triumph. Minneapolis Journal: The reversal of the Edgerton deeiaion invalidating. the acta of the capital commission gives general satisfaction in Dakota outside of Yankton and a few other towns in central Dakota. Dead wood Special: The reversal of Judge Edgerton's decision in tbe capital commission case, by the supreme court, evoked expressions and demonstrations of great delight in the Hills generally. Giant powder salutes, fireworks and a general exchange of congratulations are the order oi the night. The decision ia accepted aa a victory for the Hills as well as Bismarck. Minneapolis Journal: It is a viotoryfor the commission. Pending final judicial action, the territorial capital at Bismarc will be set in order for the sext session of the legislature which will most likely decide to avail itself of the accomodations. North Dakota will have the support of the Black Hiila in this move ment, and more or less aid and comfort from other sections of Southern Dakota. The de cision of the full territorial benob is baBed upon the impregnable foundation of law and equity, as Bhown by the able arguments of Col. Vilaa and bis co-counsel. Mandan Pioneer: Abundant opportunity waa given to both sides for a fair and impartial in vestigation. The case was fairly presented and ably argued by Col. Vilas, counsel for tbe com mission, and Judge Moody, counsel for the other side. After the argument waa concluded the court very properly held tbe case nnder advise ment for several days in order to give it the most exhaustive consideration. In view of theae facts, it is hoped that all good citizens north and south will give the final decision their heartiest moral support, and bury all past ani mosities. It is unfair, undignified and un truthful to charge either side with corruption. St. Paul Correspondence Minneapolis Journal: Railroad sentiment is highly congratulatory re garding the decision of tbe Bupreme court con firming the action of tbe capital commission of Dakota in locating at Bismarck. It is a sensible and satisfactory decision and one that is highly acceptable to the people of St. Paul and Minne apolis. No doubt it will help to draw trade from the section of country tributary to the Northern Pacific railroad, and over roads inter ested with that line. Tbe decision ended the vexatious question and things will now settle down into complacency, judging by the expres sions of people here, it is a judicial .measure that is heartily endorsed by every one. Jamestown Alert: The decision of the BU preme court of the territory in the capital com mission quo warranto case reversing the de cision of Judge Edgerton rendered last fall, ia now the law governing the subject, and it is the duty of every good citizen of the territory, north or south, east or west, to acquiese in and conform to it. I While tbe heroic enterprise of the people of that city and locality is worthy of the highest admiration and commendation, that cut no fig ure in the legal merits of the case. The su preme court have rendered their decision upon the law, presumably regardless of any other considerations, and their decision is the law. The one-sided report of the case sent out from Yankton that the appeal to the supreme court of the United States pre vents tbe capital going Bismarck during the pendency of tbe case before tbat tribunal, which will be about two years, ia worse than nonsense. The court has decided that tbe capi tal is at Bismarck and it will be for Yankton to wait two years to get it back. An appeal to tbe United States supreme court would be a very cheap way of holding the capital at Yank ton. Tbat kind of a dodge is altogether too gauzy. COMMENTS. The total vote for president four years ago was 9,219,947. FBANK JAMES is to be brought to Minnesota for trial next fall. IF Blaine is nominated, Carl Schurz says he will. stump Ohio against him. RUMOR oredits Secretary FrehnRbuysen with trying to buy Cuba for $50,000,000. PHILADELPHIA CALL: Wall street is well named. It crowds people to the wall. OVER one hundred people have been killed by gas at hotels in the United States in a year. A SPABBOW has built its neat in the band of the statute of Daniel Webster in Central Park. THE Masons of Philadelphia have tbe only building in the country that is given up entirely to Masonic uses. IT has been stated, and some sportsmen will no doubt be sorry to bear it, tbat a fishing pole has been invented tbat registers every fish caught. This will do away with all fish stories, inasmuch aa the angler with a pole that doesn't register will always be regarded with suspicion. IT will be interesting to hear Senator Gar land's reasons for opposing Delegate'' Ray mond's bill providing for two additional asso ciate justices for the territory of Dakota and the establishment of two additional judicial districts. The objections should be caged and exhibited in one of Barnum's side shows. THE Marquis de Mores is a nephew by marriage of Sam Ward—the latter and the New York banker Von.Hoffman, father-in-law of the mar quis, having married sisters, daughters of John Randolph Grymes. of New Orleans. De Mores gives up his St. Paul house this week to to White Bear with his family. It is sa'd that he will build a residence on Summit avenue. WILMINGTON STAB.—"Tbe Lover's Lamp" is an English invention, the noveltv of which is that it will burn eighteen hours without replen ishing but why in the name of Cupid they should call it "Tbe Lover's ?Lamp" is what we cannot understand. If it wouldn't burn at all, or wonld suddenly go out as soon as the old folks went to bed, there would be some appropriat ness in the name. SKHATOB SABDI deolarea that he will zeriga the chairmanahipof tbe national committee aa aoon as tbe convention ia over, w*' Pmx.inw.mni CALL: A camel will work man or eight day* without drinking water, and BO will a great many men. THE Washington Gazette says it ia a mutual regard for the female sex that makea Mr. Beecbersuob an admirer of Arthur. Nsw YOBK JOOB§AI: Servant girls are get ting BO high toned tbat they want their mono gram printed on stationary wash tuba. Tm importation of ooffee in 1883 reached 635,763,479 pounds, or ten and one-half pounda for each inhabitant of the United Statea. BEN. BCTLEB haa received the first nomina tion for the preaidency. The anti- monopol iste have placed him at tbe head of ther ticket. IT ia aaid that Senator Edmunds is the owner of the largest tombstone manufactory in Ver mont. His buainesa will liven up after No vember next. THE receipts from the postal service in Da kota during 1883 were $313,169.35 expenses of the service, $291,99395. Net profit to the gov ernment, $21,175.41. A NANTUCKET beach hotel baa engaged two Sioux Indians aa waiters. If they are as lazy and alow as their Dakota brethren it will be the guesta tbat will do the waiting. A CLERK in the Massaohuaetta state library waa so deeply interested in autographs that he cut the signatures of eminent men from the old documents stored in tbe arohives. THE MMMINGA of the Northern Paoifie for the sexnd week in May, 1884, waa $315,500, against. $197,476.62 for tbe same period in 1883. This shows an increase of $118,013.38. Tine roods interested in the Missouri river buainesa met at Chicago and decided to advance lumber rates to points on the river from 15 to 18 cents between Chicago and theae points. A '"TT.T. passed the New York legislature shortly before adjournment, requires all tele graph, telephone and electric wires in cities of 50,000 population, to be placed under ground before Nov. 1, 1885. A LETTEB- CARRIER at Montgomery, Ala., de livered a letter a few days ago tbat waa written in 1850. The woman who wrote it is still alive but her husband, who forgot to mail it,' is dead, fortunately for him. ABTHDB Bays there are many weak places in Blaine'* lines that can easily be broken, and Blaine says the combined forces of Arthur, Ed munds ana Hawley will at no time reach a total of three hundred and twenty-five votes. Do THE terms "old maid" occur anywhere in tbe Bible? Can our editorial friends tell u»? —Sunny Clime. Some editors may be back ward about answering, but we are not. The terms referred to do not appear in the bible. PHILADELPHIA CALL: The Milwaukee man worth $600,000, who married his servant girl, i» dead. If the servant girl wants a good easy place, with three nighta and Sunday afternoon ont, she can drop na a postal at our expense. AN engraver at Versailles asserts tbat he has discovered the art of taking photographs in colors, or, in other words, of reproducing the colcrs of the body or landscapes photographed. What now will become of our struggling artiste. PHILADELPHIA CALL: General Grant will fc about $40,000 a year from his testimonial fund and his pension as a general on tbe retired list. It is thought he will be able to pull through on that, though of course be can't expeot to put on style like a newspaper man. YANKTON haa agreed to give $2,000 and three acres of land to T. J. Goodman, formerly of Keokuk, upon condition that be start a pork packing establishment in tbat city. Tbe prop osition has been accepted. Hugh J. Campbell had better keep at a safe distance. CIVILIZATION is progressing regularly at Coenr d'Alene. The first wedding waa celebrated on tbe first day of thiB month the first gospel ser mon waa preached on the 3d, and a newspaper was started on the 6th. The next thing in order is for some fellow to die with his boots off. MINNESOTA haa no less than 7,000 lakes, which take up over 2,700,000 acres of territory. Da kota has 1,400 square miles of water surface and 147,700 square miles of land Burface. Of the water Bur face 710 square miles are lakes and ponds and 610 square miles are rivers and small streams. MINNEAPOLIS expends $6,570 a year for elec tric lights in the business portion of the city. These displace ninety-one gas lights, which under the present contract could be maintained one year for $2,839. Electricity is better than gas and also more expensive, as may be seen by the foregoing. IN 1883, Dakota paid a larger amount of in ternal revenue taxation on banking capital than did either of tbe states of Arkansas, Dele ware. Florida, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire Vermont or South Carolina. The amount paid by Dakota was larger than that paid by the states of Maine, Now Hampshire and Vermont combined. "I NEVER cared to vote before this year," says Emma Abbott, "but this time I wish women bad the ballot, and if I bad a vote it would be cast for General Sherman, He's a grand old man. The only thing he can ray against him is tbat be'afond of kissing pretty girls. But wbere's tbe man that isn't? I wouldn't even trust Mr. Tilden." A RUSSIAN physician of prominence, Dr. Hoist, in bis recently published pamphlet on hysteria and other nervoua diseases, states his opinion tbat tbe increase of these in several countries is largely due to "cramming" and over-pressure in the schools and insists upon the necessity of making special provision for amusement and healty exercise. OF the names mentioned in connection with the republican nomination at Chicago Gen. W. T. Sherman is the oldest at 64, and his brother John ranks, next at 61. Robert T. Lincoln is tbe youngest, 40. All the others are between 50 and 60. Senator Logan is about 55, Edmunds is 56, Hawley, 58 Allison, 55 Harrison and Gresham each 51, and Blaine and Arthur each 54.