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KIDDER KAPITAL A Day of Judgment Coming for the Bal lot Miners Who Voted on the Sly in Kidder County. The Several Lines of Projected Railroad that hare an Eye of Faith on North From Thursday's Daily. Music in the Air. The rumbling thunders of a coming storm the ominous swaying of an earth quake the gathering clouds of a whirl wind are seen in the direction of Kidder county. The hosts are gathering for the frav, and the lawyers, with the instinct of Jobo's war horse, snilf the battle from afar off. An Alert reporter late yester day evening came into possession of some of the facts that will make a sensation in town as astounding as a thunder stroke from a clear sky. Preparations arc now being made for the wholesale arrest of il legal voters, and that some citizens of Jamestown are liable to become entangled in the meshes of the law for voting in Kidder county on the county seat ques tion. Enough is now known to justify the predication that the "war will be carried into Africa." While Steele is planning the attack Dawson is throwing up breastworks—figuratively speaking—to make a determined and "die in the last ditch" resistance and de fense. The balmy zepliys from the west already bear music to the air. None but those who have seen Greek meet Greek in the tug of war, or have witnessed a legal contest over a county seat, can appreciate the gall there is in the conflict and the Spartan-like courage, barbarian ven geance and Herculean strength and en durance with which such conflicts rage. Yes, reader of 'lie Alert—"paregoncally" speaking—there is a Vesuvius in Kidder •county, and blood has been noticed on the countenance of the pale faced moon as she passed over Kidder county since the vote on the county seat question was cast last Tuesday. Stutsman County and Railroads. The need of a railroad south is becom ing known in railroad circles all over the country and much more figuring is being done in the conclaves of railroad magnates than is known to the public. But occas sional!)', either accidently or mysteriously, .an inkling of these gets out. The one great question upon which all railroad jprojects are based is the question of pro ifits^ They are not built for the love of any people nor for the favor of any coun ty. It is purely a question of dollars •with the railroad companies, and people or the personal interests of people outside the company do not weigh as much as a 1 «fcher in the scale. A railroad bonus ha fits influence as so many dallars and not more. Those who build upon pre8l tmption of personal favor a railroad company builds upon saud- talkin" or Therc is no use in thinking of a railroad enter prise in "»y oOier light than as strictly business 1 -latter io which money alone is the consid eration. llailroad magnates are now pk Mining a system of railroad connections a direct line from Omaha np through th is We should country, and a like en terprise from Davenport, la. The C. & St. P. is poshing pushing its way in this direction,, heading up the James Kiver, and it is b.slicved is making James town an objective point, and if so it is confidently cxpected that trains will be running to this place on that line before this time another year. It is well enough for our people io keeper eyes wide open and watch these tiring* carefully. figure as well a« the railroad companies, although they will Uke their own figuring as a basis of decision. If it is worth *100,000 more to any of these railroad companies to come into James town than to intersect the N. P. railroad at any other point, as a matter of business it would require over that amount in bonus to diverge the road to another point though we offered no bonus at all. All things considered the successful place will be the one where the balance is found. Our people must not deceive themselves with the vain idea that because we liave^thc finest townsite in North Dakota that'rail roads will be at tracted here by that reason, llailroad cn rterprises are not projected nor is railroad ibiesinvss conducted on the aesthetic plan. "Now let our people take the subject in 3iand as a strictly business matter and consider and act upon it as such. Safe and Secnre. The ponderous and elegant new safe Which has recently been placed in posi tion in Messrs. Allen & Dodge's law of ifice, deserves more than a passing notice. It is of the Mosler Safe and Lock compa ny manufacture, at Cincinnati, O., and "Weighs, as has been stated, 4,200 pounds. In inside measurement it is 48 inches in height, 26 in with and 16 in depth. Its thickness is full six inches. Its com apartments within arc four large reccpta »cles for books, and down the center is a :row of nine small drawers, each provided with a different kind of lock. Above is san iron box, and still above tljU ft double Tow of pigeon holes, numbering twelve in all. The inside double doors are sccured \v an intricate lock. The outside doors are also double and secured by a combi nation lock which, though simple in con -atruction, is susceptible of almost an end less variety of co«(MB#jUoos. This safe -is both burglar and ftce frvof #nd is a secure receptacle for their books and pa pen and those of their patrons. tion as an able and reliable law firm, and have established a business that is per manent and profitable. S to Joseph Bennett, nw qr sec 23, tp 149, 65 $200. Commuted home stead. S to Walter Pryor nw qr see 6, tp 149, 60 $186.81. S to Warren Wetmore, se qr sec 28, tp 140, 64 $400. Pre-emption. A Lawrence and wife to O Allen, hf sec 28, tp 139, 63 $4,000. 11 S llussell to and Miller, sec 3, tp 137, 62: $3,500. Geo Ashley to Ashley, lit* nw qr sec 12, tp 139, 63 $767.26. Wilbur to and Scliius, hf sec U, tp 138, 62 $2,240. N Ii to W Polglass, sw qr and hf se qr sec 23, tp 141, 63 $980. N el 1 0 22, Jamestown $125. N 11 to Irving E Athcrton, sw qr nw qr sec 25, tp 141, 64 $168. N I to I in E A to sw qr sec 1, tp 140, 64 $160. N II It to S McGinnis, sees 29 and and 81, tp 144, 65 $3,200. N It to Wm Heulster, sec 7, tpl42, 65 $2,783.44. N to el a or 1 tp 143, 65 $1,280. N 11 to Joel Taylor, sec 27, tp 138, 62 $2,560. Chas A Bird to Mary Vermilyc, lots 397 to 408, both inclusive, and lots 256, and lots 1 to 12, both exclusive, in Jones Park, Jones & Vennum's add $3,750. DPillsbury to Geo Keen, bk 6, in Curtin,s add, $350. Quit claim. A Chambers to S Iv McGinnis, lot 7, bk 18, Jamestown, $1. Quitclaim. Humphrey to Rej-nolds, lot 10, bk 47, Klaus' add $1,800. Sarah Jones to Jois Lewis, lots 118 and 119, Jones & Vennum's add $400. W Tousley and wife to Pond, lots 16 and 17, bk 20, New Minneapolis, $70. Steward Moore to Lizzie Sanford, lot 11. bk 67, Klaus' add $350. Edson Strong and David Curtin to E S Miller, lot 1 bk 1, Pannell & Tileston's add $300. Eugenia White to Wm Lloyd Jr., lot 10, bk 26, Jamestown, $700. Fuller, Allen & Dodge to Edith Trcd well, lot 4, bk 3, Riverside add $300. Fuller, Allen & Dodge to Frank Loomis, lot 5. bk 6, Riverside add $200. Curtin to Holcomb, lot 2, bk 19, Curtin's add $150. Wm Nren to trustees of Baptist church, lot 1, bk 65, Klaus add $700. lOffleiiil.] Proceedings of the Board of County Com missioners in Session Nor. G, 1882. Present, Hendrick and Moran. Not being full board present, the tax list laid over until Tnursday, and board adjourned to examine bridges repaired by A. McKechnie, to meet again Thursday at 10 o'clock a. m., Nov. 9, 1882. GEORGE W. VENHCM, imnmr.smMi-**mi" Real Estate Sales. The real estate transfers placcd on re cord since last report last Friday morning amount to $28,021.50, about $100,000 less than last week. This falling off is due partially to the people being engrossed with the election and partially from the business of the register of deeds being re tarded in the work of recording on ac count of the election being held at that oflicc. Following is the record for the week: *}V ~V County Clerk. Proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners in session Nov. 9, 1882. Full board present. Nickeus in the cliair. Minutes of last meeting read and ap proved. On motion,the bridges as repaired by A. McKechnie being satisfactory, he was al lowed balance of $650 for repairing same. On motion, the tax list as returned by the clerk, was ordered turned over to the county treasurer and treasur er authorized to collect the same as re quired by law. The bill of Mrs. E. Barlow for the care of Herman Krestchmer, pauper, not al lowed, she not being authorized by the board, as there was no assistance asked by the pauper or any person in his be half. On motion B. 31. Hicks was authorized to furnish the county with one car load chestnut coal at the sum of $15 per ton. The reports of J. T. Eager,coroner,laid over until receipt of county treasurer be returned with report. The following bills were allowed: Geor-e I). Barnard & Co.,blank bonds for Thomas S.V oilVn?, :ViayH judge of election Jamestown precinct —. John McAIpine.3 days jnd^e of election, Jameptown precinct John Dee. 3 days judge of election, James town precinct Will Clark, 3 days clerk of election. Jumen- Oeorge biter, 3 days ciork of election, Jamestown precinct Will Elmer, stationary furnished clerk of .t??Fario"3dayipetit juror and mii-aste. 5-otember court John Cumber, sidays grand juror and mile- asr,. Seytember court Henri" U. Densch, 10 days petit juror and 6 00 6 00 6 00 6 00 4 90 5 80 (wp'h*fason^ 10 day spetit jiiror. September I .CJ?Fltnt. 10 days petit juror, S'-ptembei Board adjourned until Nov. 25, 1882, o'clock a. m. GEO. W. VE^UM, County Clerk. 10 I WASHINGTON. NOV. 9.—Commissioner McFarland to-day sent instructions to the U. S. land office at Mitchell, Dakota, to withhold timber culture applications from »os. 10,270 to 10,231, and home stead application fronj S?,130 to 22,140, on account of fraudulent intent to purchase. It has come to the know ledge of the commissioner that these purchasers have been sought for the use and sales of relinquishments. It is also kaown that the township plats have not been Wed tad the land is therefore sub- jactteMty JAMESTOWN WEEKLY VOL 5. JAMESTOWN, STUTSMAN COUNTY, D. T., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1882. SLOW RETURNS. The Alert Man (joes Out in Quest of the Ypsilanti Returns and Interviews One of the Judges. The Kidder County Capital Agitation As* suming Proportions—Steele and Dawson Each Preparing for the "Last Ditch" Conflict. Ypsilanti. The proprietor of the Alert, knowing the anxiety of the people generally to hear from the Ypsilanti precinct, hired a rig yesteerday afternoon about 4 o'clock and went down there. Upon our arri val we were met by Mr. Colby, who was one of the judges of election. In an swer to an inquiry as to the result of the election in his precinct, lie replied that "John Moore got more votes than 31c Ivcchnie and that Nierling got all the voles cast." He struggled with his mem ory a moment and then asked if 31r. Nierling was on the people's ticket, lie iug told that he was not, he said that there were a few people's tickets voted, and he thought there must have been seven or eight. We asked him if the re turns had been seut to Jamestown, and he said they had been sent down by 3Ir. Kline, who, by the way, was not a mem ber of the election board. Being wholly unable to learn anything definite, we started homeward, no wiser for the pains we had taken to get the news. When nearly half a mile out of town we were overtaken by a gentleman on horseback, who seid that the returns had not been sent to Jamestown but were at the post office, and wanted to know if we would not drive back and get them. We replied that we had no authority which would justify us in lugging an election box around the county, and that no one had such a right but one of the judges of that precinct. This revelation seemed to sur prise the gentleman very much, as he was of the opinion that it could be toted around by anyone. Thus it is that we are compelled to go to press this morning after a tedious ride of twenty-five miles without being able to give our readers a single ray of light, and all because Mr. Colby was not able to answer a sim ple question. It is very likely, however, that there were thirty-six votes cast in that precinct, and that eight of them were in favor of 3Ir. Mansfield, which would give Nierling one majortiy in the county. An Important Case. As stated in the Alert yesterday morn ing the Kidder county contest is going to terminate in a legal fight over the count} it. In answer to a telegram W. E. Dodge, of the law firm of Allen & Dodge, of this city, went to Steele day before yes terday to examine the merits of the case, and by a like summons Gen. Wilson, of the law firm of Wilson & Ball, of Fargo, went to Dawson on the same train for a similar purpose. The general state of the case seems to be that the vote on the county seat question is a tie, and the Dawson people claim that by the rejec tion of a legal vote at poll in the vicin ity of Steele it was made a tie, otherwise Dawson would have had one majority. There will, no doubt, be several points of attack made. As the matter now stands Steele is on the defensive and awaiting the attack. Gen. Wilson is planning his legal campaign against Steele and 3Ir. Dodge has prepared his breast works in defense. There is plenty of money on both sides to fight the thing to the last ditch, and there is a settled determination on both sides to doit. The recognized ability of the attorneys employed ou both sides indicates that the ground wili be contested inch by inch, and we may rea sonably expert to see the case grow into the most important one in the judicial records of the territory. The Alert has no disposition to go further into the mer its of the Kidder county contest than is required in giving the news. It would be improper to attempt to manufacture pub lic sentiment in favor of the one or the other, and it has no disposition to do so. There will, no doubt, be a great many sensations connected with the case as it progresses, and "lightning" will strike in many unexpected places. These the Alert will give to the public as items of news, but the law and t'ie material facts of evidence should be left to tie disposed of by the courts before which the case will be heard. It may be safe to antici pate, however, that every person who cast a vote In that county will have his right to do so investigated. La Moure Comity. The Alert is endebted to C. S. Cleve land, editor of the Grand Kapids Journal, for the report of the election in La Moure county which is as follows: For delegate to congress—John B. Ray mond, 91, W. W. Brookings, 1". For district attorney—W. F. Ball. 91, C. N. Nash, 10 For councilman—1-ttli district—lohnsop Nickeus, 91, I). W. 3larrata, 14, E. A Williams, 1. For representatives—14th district—E. A. Williams, 93, H. W. Benson, 92, W. E. Jones, 13, J. W. Goodrich. 14. COCNTY TICKET ELECTED. G. K. Fralick, county commissioner two rears: W. T. Anderson, county coin mimoper three years Harvey Hardy, county cominiijoiower one year A. E. Franks, register of deeds: J. W. Stod dard, sheriff Jeff Smith, assessor C. W. Davis, judge of probate: C. G. Holcomb, treasurer It. A. Shoemaker, surveyor: A. J. Smith, coroner £. M. Whitman, su peri&te&dant of schools Geo, D. Bowo, J. I). Ellis, 31. Roscoe and F. Ii. Wilkin son, justices of the peace Geo. A. Hall Geo. II. David Geo. Colclough and Ole Strand, constables. Republican ticket all elected. Eve ry thing is lovely and Grand IJapids is still on the James. The Legislative Vote. The following is the vote of the coun ties named upon councilman and the two members of the legislature compiled from the most reliable reports ihat have been made. They are not official, but the of ficial count will not materially change the figures given below: UUIiLEIGII CO I'N'T Y., Nickeus 378, Maratta 561, Williams 692, Benson 449, Goodrich 353, Jones 330 MORTON COCNTV. 3Iaratta 301, Nickeus 231, Williams 192, Benson 1S5, Goodrich 127, .Jones 151. LA MOUISK COL'NTV. Nickeus 91, 3Iaratta 14, Williams 93, Benson 52, Goodrich 14, Jones 13. STUTSMAN COL'.NTV. Nickeus G21, 3Iaratta 14», Benson 247, Williams (J17, Goodrich 51(5, Jones 1-14. THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION Uy the uovenicr of Dakota Territory. His exctllency, Chester A. Arthur, president of the United States, having designated Tiiuredny the SOthof Novemljernext.to be obsurvtd through-, out the nation, as a day of thanksgiving and praise, it becomes the agreeable duty of the execu tive of the territory to call upon all the people to render homage to the Creator and preserver for the manifold blessings vouchsafed to the:n, among which may ho especially mentioned life, health, religious and educational advaatages, and ration al enjoyments. Churches and school houses now dot our broad prairies from Nebraska to the In tPrnationvl line, pure water, hitherto beyond reach in some parts of the territory, lias been found and brought up in great abundance from the depths of the earth the golden well tilled wheat, and the full ripe ears of corn 1X11 our storehouses to over flowing. The past season has been all th:it could he desired,and the harvest in every section has been so abnndant that it has repaid the labors of the husbandman more than fourfold. Ourpopulation has been largely augmented by the best classes of native and foreign-born citizens, who, in many instances, have, like the patriarchs of old, brought with them their llocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters, to take and enjoy the munifi cent allotments of land which a wise and generous government has made the birthright of every citi zen of the republic. Xo devasting commotion of the element?: no death-dealing pestilence has visited any jwrtion oi our territory peace and unprecedented prosperity have reigned supreme within our borders. In view of all these and many other blessings in the past, and of the absolute need of divine guidance in the future, I, NelumialiG. Ordwav. governor of the territory of Dakota, do recommend that Thursday, the 30th day of November next. observed as a day of thanksgiving, prayer and praise throughout the terOitory of Dakota, and do urgently request that the people abstain from their accustoini pursuits, and that they assemble in their usual places of worship, and offer to Al mighty God, that tribute of thanksgiving and praise which is due for Ilis protecting care over the :,, and to make devout supplication for a con tinuance of Ilis divine favor in the future. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the great seal of the territory. Done at Yankton, the capital of Dakota territory, on this 28th day of October, A. D., 188.'. N. G. ORDVAY. By the governor: Geo. II. Hand,secretary of the territory. Affairs. Sior.v CITY, la., Nov. 0.— Ex-Gov. Newton, Edmuns, Judge P. Shannon and J. 31. Teller, government commissioners to treat with the Sioux Indians, are in the city to-day, on their retnrn from the Pine Ridge, liosebud and Santo agencies, willing to divide the great reservation They report the Sioux Indians are among the different bands. The govern ment asks this as a step preparatorv to the session of a portion of their reservation for white settlers. The commissioners will now visit Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Crow Creek, and Lower Brule agencies. The report of their work comes before congress for final action. llailroad Building:. CHICAGO,.111., Nov. !».—The Railway Agent stales railwayc onstruction during October in the United States aggregated 1,0,SS miles of main track and 71 different lines in 30 states, making, during 10 months of the present year, f, 143 miles on 2!)9 lines, in 43 states and territories, and estimates the total construction for the year at between 11,000 and 12,000 miles, which far exceeds the construction in any previous year. Dakota leads in the construction during the past month with 131 miles, Texas nert with 66 miles. Clydesdale Stock Saizeti. ALEPIS, ILI.., Nov, !.—This morning James Johnson and Willi^pi Buclian, acting for the Clydesdale breeding and export company, with a sheriff and posse seized and took away 134 Clydesdale horses from the large stock farm of Col. Robert Halloway, the well known im? porter and dealer of that breed of anim als. The cause of the seizure has not transpired. Weather Bulletin. WASHINGTON, Nov. Upper .Mississ ippi and 31 ssoijri valley increasing cloud* ness, with rain, wanner southerly winds, falling barometer followed in north and west portions by rising barometer and colder with north to west winds. Reports from Upper Lake region are missing. TKENTON, N. J., Nov. The Globe rubber company of this city failed, to day. Liabilities $170,000: assets', $12,000: whieli was caused by the failure of \V. A, Leavitt, of Philadelphia, to whom tbo company sold goods and received in pay ment therefor promissory notes which went to protest, STAVNTOX. Nov. !«.— I'IIE democrats of the Seventh congressional district con cede the election ot Paine. oalition by 198 majority HOME UK A IN MARKET. [Corrected every evening.) heat *. A Oat* 9uk? -XV COUNTING OUT. The Yoice of the Voter is Heard in the Land from Maine to Dakota. New Yoric and Penusjlvania Sit Down on Boss ism, and Ben Butler Gets Away with tlie "Spoons." Special to the Alert. H?AJ r.oi X, .Nov. 8.—The republican ticket elected by 50U majority. The Cooperstown district of Griggs county o'ves 3Iaratta about 300 majority over Nickeus. Special to the Alert. VALI.KY CITY, NOV. S.—The result of the election yeslerday is not definitely known in Griggs county other than that the regular republican nominees were vo ted for ou all tickets as reported by a messenger. The vote polled will be about 1,100 or 1,200. In Lisbon and Sheldon, Richland county, the majority for the republican ticket is 4UU. Spcchil to lliu Ah-i't. JJiSMAiiCK, Nov. fr.—Burleigh county republican by 100 majontj' on delegate. Citizen's ticket clectc-d bv a handsome majority over all opponents. The vote on the legislative ticket was as follows: 3Iaratta 501, Nickeus 3s7, Williams 082, Benson 44 ', Goodrich 3f3, Jones 330. Special to the Ah-rt. BIS.MAKCK. NOV. 8.—Nine hundred and seventeen votes were cast in Burleigh county of which Raymond received 100 jority. The citizens' ticket was elect ed by a good majority over all competi tors. 3Iarrata carried the count}- by something near 200 majority. The re publican legislative ticket was elected. Nickeus Get3 Home. Special to the \lert. FAIIOO, NOV. 8.—Buttz, just in from Ransom, reports 100 votes cast for Marat ta there and 500 for Nickeus. The west side of Griggs gives 500 and odd majoritj l'or the removal of the county seat,worked for by Roberts, but no report ou candi d.itcs. Tlie Kindred i'ight. Special to the Alert. FAHGO, NOV. S.—The election in the Fifth district is so badly niixwi that no one can tell or even intelligently estimate the result, -vt the Kindred headquarters at Bramerd at ten o'clock this evening the returns then in gave Kindred a small ma jority, and it is bebetved that the places yet to hear from will give Kindred a hand some majority. The 3Ioorhead News claims the election of Nelson by sixteen hundred but the calculation leaves out Crow Wing county which it is confidently cxpected will give twenty-five hundred majority for Kindred. I think he is elected by a small majority. Nothing de finite can be learned before Friday or Saturday. DAKOTA. [Ry As.-ociuted Press.] PIKKI'.E, Dak., Nov. 8.—Tlie number of votes cast in Pierre, Hughes county, Da kota, republican parties was as follows: For delegate to congress, Ravniond, 220, district attorney, Smith, 730, council, 31c Intosb, 213, representative, Sterling, 226 Democratic party, delegate to congress, Brookitigs, 53, district attorney, Thomp son, 47, council, Harris, 5i, rep. Duncan, 46. DEAHWOOD, 10 a. m., Nov. 8.—Result of elections of 16 precincts so far receiv ed, for congress Raymond, 1,337, Brook ings, 740, for sheriff, Wright, 002, Wan ning, 1,25'.', for district attorney, Plow man, 1,027, Miller, 1,15:', for council, WasliabtMugh, 1.030, Dudley, 104, for legislature, Dorringier, 9uti, Bowmau, 181, Wilcox, b74, Ritiehart, 967, Chateau, 1.105. Smith, 1,042. PENNSYLVANIA. PHILADELPHIA, NOV. S.—The follow ing is the PI nnsylvania congressional delegation elected yesterday: First, Bingham, rep 13th, Bruinni, rep 2nd, O'Neil, rep greenback: 3rd, Randall, dent: 14tli, Barr, rep: 4th, Kelley, rep 15th. Post, dem 5th, Harmon, rep 16th, Brown, rep: 6th, Everhart, rep: 18th, Kimmell, dem: 7th, Evans, rep 19th, Duncan, dem Stli, Ermentrott, dem: 20tli, Curtin, dem 9th, Smith, rep: 21st, Boyle, dem: 10th, 31utcbler, dem 22nd, Hopkins, dem: 11th, Storm, dfrm: 23rd, Bayne, rep 12th, Ci rr.t'ly, detr_ 24th, Lawrence, rep 25th, Patterson, dem 20th, Litter, rep 27tb, Braiiicid, rep at laige, Elliott, dem. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. S.— Official and estimate returns from every county in the state except Elk and Forest, give Patti son, dem., for covornijr. 32,122 plurality, NEW HAMPSHIRE. Coxconi), Nov. s.—Revised and correct returns from 225 towns give Hale 37,540, Edgcrly 30,174, scattering 921 Of the remaining towns majorities are small. Five have b: received wli.cli, with gov ernor's vote of 18S0, and the remaining six towns give Edgcrly 170 majority, which makes Hale's majority 257- Tins major itv prol-ably cannot be reduced below 250 I and may reach 300. The senate stands 11 I republicans and 4 democrats. One dis trict makes no choice, and 2 districts are in doubt. The republicans will have about 05 majority and 4 of 5 councilors, Haines and candidates for congress, have alwmt 2,000 plurality each. IOWA. DES MOIXES, Nov. S—Ctasrcssmen elected in Iowa: MeC trd in First, Hen 80 derson in Third, UptlegrulT in fourth, £Q Uuttt in Sixth, Wasson in Seventh, Hep- t-VTT ... Mlfcj burn in Eighth, Holmes in Tenth and Struble in Eleventh—republicans. Mur phy, dem., in the Second. The Fifth and Ninth are very much in doubt. MASSACHUSETTS- BOSTON, NOV. 8.—The total vote of 3Iassachusetts, all but one town, gives Butler 133,904, Bishop 120,612, Almy 1,82!). Butler's plurality is 13,392. Re turns show plurality on the republican state ticket, except Bishop of about 16, 350. The executive council will stand 7 republicans and 1 democrat. The total greenback vote in the state is 3,200. The following arc the pluralities for the con gressmen elected: 1st district, rep, 5,500 2nd, J. D. Long, rep, 3,950 3rd, A. A. Ramnev. rep, 3,105 4tb, P. A. Collins dem, 8,334 5th, Leopold 3Iorse, dem and independent, 2,273 6tli, II. B. Lovering, dem, and G. Buck, 8,509 7th. E. F. Stone, rep, 1,000 8tli, Wm. A. Russell, rep, 522 !)th, Lyman, civii service re form, endorsed by democrats, 2,200 10th, E. W. Rice, rep, 230 lltli, Wm. Whit ney, rep, 0,770 12th, G. D. Robinson, rep, 3,52s. Democratic gain of 3. IXILINOI3. CHICAGO, NOV. 8.- Returns still incom plete. State estimated very close. Re publicans will have maj. of 3 to 5 on joint ballots in the legislature, though democrats will probably have a majority in the house. Latest returns show re publicans will hold their own on con gressmen and democratic gam one, the additional member. 1st district, Dunham rep. 2nd Finnerty ind dem. 3rd Davis, rep. 4tii Adams, rep. 5th Ellvvood, rep. 6th Hitt, rep. 7th Henderson, rep. 8th Callen, rep. 9th Payson, icp. 10th Lewis, rep. 11th 3Iarsh, rep 12th Riggs, dem. ]3Ui Springer, dem. 14th Rowell, rep. 15th Cannon, rep. 16th Shaw, dem. 17th 3toul ton^dem. 18t,h3Iorrison, dem 19th Town send, dem. 20th Thomas, rep. Total, 13 rep. 7 dem. MINNESOTA. BKAINEISO, NOV. 8.—The total vote in the 5th district is 17,95?. To this hour Kindred received 8,825, Nelson 7,559, Barniun 1,574. Official returns of Brain erd city gives Kindred 2,048, Nelson 151, Barnum 42. BKAINEISD, Minn., Nov. 8, 3-30.p. m.— Count of ballot in this city up to this hour gives Kindred 2,000, Nelson 153, Barnum 432. Total vote polled. 1,222. The count will not be 'finished before 6 p. m., but will not change the above figures materi ally. WISCONSIN. 3IILWAUKEE, Nov. 8.—The following congressmen have been elected First district, John Winans, dem 2nd, H. Sumner, dem 3rd, Burr Jones, dem: 4th, P. V. Deuster, dem 5th, Jos. Rankin, dem: Otli, Wing Price, rep 9th, Isaac Stephenson, rep. Democratic gain of 4. Winans' election is not conceded by all republican managers, but private ad vices received to-night from reliable sources, state WinaTis' election by a small majority. SOUTH CAROLINA. COLUMBIA, NOV. 8.—News from all parts of the state indicate a quiet and uneventful election. Democratic state and county tickets elected by large ma jorities. Democrats elect congressman in Sixth district. In the Seventh, 3Iackev, rep., probably elected, although official returns cannot be had before Tuesday next. NEW YOKE, NOV. 8.—Assembly will consist ot 43 reps, aud 85 dems. DVKL'QCE, la., Nov. 8.—The dems. elect three congressmen and the Green backers one. Updegraff deteated in Fourth district by 1,000. Henderson, rep., in this district,600 to 1,000 majority. Dubuque county gives dem. majority from 3,000 io 4,000. CALIFORNIA. SAN FKANCISCO, NOV. 8.—The total vote of this city is 40,074. Storeman 3,247 ahead of other democrats. Democrats show such gains that the republicans will not elect a single municipal officer. COLORADO. DEXVKR, Nov., .Pwciucts heard from, 179. Gives Grant, dem, for gov ernor. 1,326 majority, aud Belford, rep, for congress, 1,157. Latest returns show Grant and Belford elected by 500 majori ty. 3Iost bitter fight ever known In Col orado. ALABAMA MONTOOMKUY, Nov. The only rea contests in the state for congressmen were between Hernendon, dem., and Smith, rep., in the First district, Herbert, dem., and Rice, rep., and Shelbey, dem., and Craig, rep., in the Fo=rth: Prior, dem. and Shelbey, rep., in the Eighth, All gone democratic. Third district elects Oats. NORTH CAROLINA "WILMINGTON, N. C., NOV. 8.—Addi tional returns make no change in the re sult foreshadowed in the dispatches last niglit. In Wilmington M. Dist, dem. for congress majority may reach 1,000. DELEWARK. WELMEXGTOM, Del., Nov. 8.—Complete returns from the entire state give Stock leg, democrat for governor, a majority of 1,535: for congress, Loere, democrat has a majority of 2,200, CHICAGO, NOV. 8.—Return* up to 1 a. m. show republicans have lost 3 congress men and democrats have gained 4 In the st ate. Legislature on joint ballot now in doubt with chances in favor of the demo crats. KANSAS. TOFRKA, NOV. 8.—Republicans concede election of Glick, dem gov. LiemocrMs isaim his election fy 13,000 to 90,000, Large republican gains in some of the outside gate to congress, probably election was a quiet one shed is reported in NO 16* •*.:«• Polities, Special to the Alert. MILES CITY, NOV. 9.—This 700 of a city democratic majority, but Coster county doubtful, as the reture not all election in the Kindred-Nelson ILLINOIS. CHICAGO, Nov. 9.—Returns up to mid night leave republican state officers still in doubt. Smith, republican, for state treasurer, has a majority of about 1,00( above Orendorf, democrat, on returns in,, but there are portions of about twent counties not heard from, and as mos^ them are in the southern part of state, which is largely democratic, returns may overcome this. Stratton, 1 publican, for superintendent of schools, runs behind his ticket, and the general opinion is that he will be defeated by Ratts, democrat. PENNSYLVANIA. PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 9.—Complete re turns show that the next state senate will stand 29 republicans and 21 democrats. Returns from nearly all the assemby dis tricts and a careful estimate ot those not heard from, give the democrats 110 mem bers and republicans 61. These figures will not be materially changed. The present senate stands 32 republicans and 18 democrats. House, 122 republicans and 79 democrats. HIKNESOTAv DI'LUTH, Nov. 9.-The returns LOUISIANA, N EWORLEAXS,Nov.U.—Thereareseveral contested polls in tlie-third district, but Governor Iv el iogg is elected by a hand some majority without the ballots of one of the precincts in the fifth district which were '-bitrarily thrown out by Commit sioner Bull. King's majority will profr ably be 10,000 consequently the action of the commissioner does not affect the suit. FINANCIAL AJIDJQklliERSIAL New York Stock Market. NVwYork. Nov. 8.—MCHK-T *»90, closed at 6. Prime mercantile paper. Sterling Exchange— Bunker*1 bills K80*, do ex. demand, |4.85. Railroad Stocks—The follow ins mre Quotations: orthern Pacific do preferred st. p, a ttiiwankee, NOT.#-*1 Xo, 8 Hard No,* No. S Chicago, Nov. 9.—The ttrssss^r..... Retected Tortc. Nov, 9,—WiHtii, npfa No. 3 epriag ttofrraded red,..,.. Ho. I in. have been made precincta. Alex C. Botkin, republican candidate for dele elected. Tlie and no blood the entire The returns come in slowly. territory. Special to the Alert. MOORHEAD, Nov. 9.—So from by telegraph, and otherwise, 31 •'.-•'•'••v. tlie contest stands about as follows in majorities. Nelson over Kindred by counties as fol lows Stevens 100, Pope 700, Bigstone 300, Traverse 700, 31arshall 200, Douglas J,350, Norman 600, Polk 500, Ottertail 2,500, Nelson 150, Si. Louis 100, Todd 500, Benton 75. Kindred, Wadena 200, Crow Wing 2,000, 31ille Lac 200, Cass 300, Carlton 200, Jlorrison 300, Atkin 200. The partial returns give Nelson be tween 4,000 and 5,000. Special to the Alert. VALLEY Crrr Nov. 9.—A reliable in formant from Griggs county says that the republican legislative ticket received over S00 out of the 900 votes cast. The vote on the county seat gives it to Coop erstown by a majority of 238* NEW YOBK. NEW YORK, Nov. 9.—The Times saysT Complete returns from counties are now being received, which increases the ma jority of Cleveland for governor to 196, 000, aud that the official vote will make bis majority not less than 200,000. Returns on tlie state legislature show the senate to be composed of 31 republi cans and 20 democrats. The house has 77 republicans certain, with a possible 79 democrats 74 with a possible 7G, giv ing the republicans a majority of 12 to 16 an joint ballot, which means the election of a republican, which would make the congressional delegations stand republic can. MASSACHUSETTS. BOSTON, NOV. 9.—The Journal says it is written in the book of predictions at the state house that Gov. Long will be chosen nited Statos senator to succeed Senator Hoar, whose term expires March 3, 1883 Lieut. Gov. Ames is booked as the successor of Congressman Long, and as his services will not be needed at Washington unless there should be a special session, until December, 1883, it will depend upon the date of the election to fill the vacancy in the Second district,, whether Ames will resign before the date of the meeting of congress. The resigna tion of the lieutenant governor could only be filled by a popular vote. |.' -K •». :. V, ''-i VV-: ft ,g A" '..3 "A ". -.4 -4. v/ ot 1 '•:•& 'R-: from this legislative district are not all in but there is now no doubt of the election of Ensign and Jordan. Ensign for senator is ahead of Billson in the places heard from by several hundred, and it is not possible that the remaining precincts overcome this lead. The republican didates in St. Louis county, with one ex ception, are elected.