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Worthily Bestowatl. A very pleasant event took place in the dining room of the Dakota House last evening, which will no doubt lie long re membered both by the participants and the spectators. Air. and Mrs. Samuel Matthews, win have presided over the management of that hotel since last January, having resigned the posi tion and being on the point of taking their departure were taken by surprise in being pre sented with each a handsome and elegant gift from the dining room girls and other employees about the house, the gift con sisting of a beautiful gold headed cane to Mr. Matthews and an elegant silver ice pitcher to his wife, both engraved for the purpose and of the stock of Fields & Co., this city. The gifts were presented with appropriate remarks by Tlios. Ilecnan, chief cook. The value of the gifts was about $75, but to the appreciative recipi ents their value cannot be measured by dollars and cents, for it is a token of re gard and esteem which is above price. Mr. and Mrs. Matthews are appreciated most by those who know them best, and it is a source of universal regret that they will likely take their permanent depar ture from the social circles of Jamestown. The employes at that house will ever re member the kind treatment received from them both the guests the con siderate attention to their com fort: the sick the motherly min istrations of Mrs. Matthews, and the out side community the social relations enjoy ed with them here. An Overcoat Thief* Justice McHugli had his first case for trail yesterday morning. One Dauicl Kane, charged with petit larceny in ap propriating W. E. Mansfield's overcoat •'contrary to the statutes in such case made and providod," was arraigned be fore Judge McHugh's tribunal for exam ination. It soems that Kane took the coat from a hook in the office of the Grand Central in such a cool and business-like way that it attracted no attention from those present and he walked off with his booty unnoticed and uninterrupted. When Mansfield came to don his ulster his wardrobe was short that amount, and he immediately set about capturing the thief by giving the matter into the hands of Marshal Schmilz, and not long after wards Schmitz laid his grab hooks on •lie coat thief as he was coming out of Smith's saloon where he had just offered to sell the coat, and waltzed him off to the tune of the rogue's march to the bastile. Next morning he was brought before Justice McHugh for examination. The coat was identified and proof against the prisoner beyond "reasonable doubt." His defense was that he bought the coat of another but the story would not hold together, i^id the judgment of the court was fifteen day.* in the bastile and a fine of $15, and comp'limentaries to the officers. Fire Company. A meet'ng was held last night for the purpose of faking the initiatory steps to the re-rrganization'of the fire com pany in this ciiv, at which 1 rank Kessel presided as chairman and Clias. H. Kat tinger acted as secretary. Thos. toley, Frank Beales, Louis Schoenberg, Geo. Lieber and Frank Trubshaw, together with the chairman and secretary, were the members present last night. Another meeting will be held soon tor the purpose of filling up the quota necessary for a good company, of which meeting due no tice will be published. The Alert is glad to notice this start in the right direction, and would urge them to proceed with the good work until a good strong company is permanently organized, for such a com pany is an absolute necessity to the utility of the engine. We would now suggest that the village board pass an ordinance in aid of the fire company by empowering them to make by-laws and to enforce them, and defining the powers and duties of the officers in case of fire. No one should join a fire company for the fun of the thing, for it is not by any means a picnic to bo a fireman, and the company should be composed of strong, robust and resolute men, for they will probably be called upon to encounter rough and dan gerous work. The city ought to give them at least the usual exemptions from the burdens common to citizens generally in town, and provide thctn with all ne cessary facilities for keeping their organ ization in good order and in readiness for •an emergency. [Official.] Tiofcutinn the Board or County Commissioners. JAMESTOWN, D. T., Dec. 5, 1882. Proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners in session Dec. 5, 1882. Present—Nickeus and Hendricks, Nick «us in the chatr. Minutes of last meeting read and ap- 3PrThei*port of John S. Watson, as jus ttlce of the peace, being received, his res ignation was accepted and justices fees allowed $26.95. On motion, Heber McHugh was ap pointed justice of the peace to fill vacan cy caused by resignation of John &. Wat son. On motion, the county attorney was in structed to collect from Territorial treas urer, the sum of $4.25 incurred in case of Territory vs. M. Maloney. On motion, the following oills were allowed: ». M. Hick*, for 40.370 lbs coal furnished County C. M. Lovett. services as petit juror A. Btctnbach, for maklnc ballot boxes ea«ket and burial of pauper, Grimm, Glesler & Co., for stove in connty 4 2J 8 00 Isaac Ellis ... casicet and taking care of Spit-'tnerier 43 00 30 00 13 87 Bi/l'of W. E. iiansiicid for services as .Deputy Sheriff laid over for correction. On motion, board adjourned until Dec. IlStli, 1882, at 10 o'clock, m. GEO. W. VEXXI-M, Couuty Clerk. The railroad Hoys call the passenger train leaving Jamestown in the morning and returning from Fargo in the evening, pntchman." It's well named- The Real Estate Business. The real estate business, as appears from the records, shows quite a lively business the past week, notwithstanding the thermometer has recorded the tem perature below zero most of the time. The records show a transfer of 10,353.26 acres at an aggregate value of $50,236.40. Lots in Jamestown, 74, in an aggregate value of $19,570. Lots in Pingree, 2, val ue $300. Lots in Carrington, 6, value $1,192.50. No. of instruments recorded in above transactions, 60. Total aggre gate valuation, $71,298.90. Following is a list of transfers: Grigg & Foster of Ramsey Co Minn to A Langworthy of Bay City Mich neq and shf sec 21 and all of sees 23 27 29 31 33 and 35 tp 145 62 containing 4,320 acres $23,760. S to McGregor,swq sec 10,tp 139. 63, 160, acres $382. S to W Smith, neq sec 24, tp 140, 63, 160 acres $400. S to Geo E Woodward, seqsec35, tp 149, 64, 160 acres, $200. A Ilcrmance of YVilliamsport Pa., to Carrie A Weston of Jamestown, half int. HI lot 4, blk 46, Klaus' add, $1,250. Glover Ypsilanti Mich., to John W Freeman liensselear Ind, nhf see 3, tp 139, 63, 320 acres, $4,800. II Long to Mary Utley, both of Jamestown, lot 7, blk 2. Parnell & Tills ton'fe add, $150. S to A Ware, seq sec 30, tp 149, 64, 160 acres, $200. S to Culver, nwq sec 20, tp 149, 64, 160 acres, $200. S to Leroy II Carter, neq sec 13, tp 149, 65, 160 acres, $200. S to Wm Carter, seq sec 13, tp 149, 65, 160 acres, $200. S to Barker, nwqtcc 26, tp 142, 65, 160 acrcs, $8 balance. to Edward Cunningham, nwq sec 8, tp 140, 65, 160 acres, $400. Stutsman Co Treas to Mrs Marion Hen sel, neq neq sec 21, tp 138, 64. 40 acres, tax deed. S to Clias Wright, seq sec 28, tp 144, 66, 160 ticres, $400. S to N S Webb, seq sec 6, tp 149, 60,160 acres, $200. W W Dudley trustee to W Hughes, both of Stutsman Co, lot3 7 and 8, blk 12, Pingree, $300. S llussell to W Fields, lots 104, 105, 106, 107 and 108, Jones & Vennum's add, $750. W. Huelster, DuPage Co, 111, to Hunt & Harris, Jamestown, lots 1, 2 and 3, blk 72, Klaus' original add, $1,220. Wm Lloyd Jr of Janiestown to Sutton, St Louis Mo, all of blk 28, con taining 12 lots in Lloyd's second add, $1,200. It Hose to Alice Bradley lot 9, blk 69, Klaus' add, $500. Chas Hutchins to Frank Kessel,both of Jamestown, lots 41 and 42, Jones & Vennum's add, $400. Hannah Nesbitt, of Fargo, to Louisa E Fitzgerald, of Rutland Vt, lots 9, 10 and 11, blk 35, $2,000. A Atkinson to Rose, both of James town, lots 11 and 12, blk 10, Atkinson & Panneli's add, $200. Many, of Jamestown, to S S Kirk, of Valley Crjy, nhf lot 14 blk 39, original Jamestown, $800. Curtin to Winslow, both of Jamestown, und lif int in lot 9, blk 33, $1,000. W. N. Strong, St Paul, to Martha Douglas, Washington C, lot 6, blk 6, Dunstan's add, $£00. Geo Hamilton, of Ramsey Co, Minn, to Chas Kindred, of Crow Wing Co, Minn, lots 9 and 1), blk 39, $200. Lizzie Sanford, of Stutsman Co, to Geo Grove, of Iroquois Co, 111., lot 11, blk 67, Klaus' add, $500. EM Sanford, of Jamestown, to Geo Grove, of Iroquois Co, 111, shf lot 4, blk 60, Klaus, add $500. Branch to Mathias Hokers, lot 3, blk 18, Loyd's first add, $200. Wallace & Fuller to Pine, lots 11 and 12, blk 2, Kelley & Fuller's first add, $300. John McGinnis to Henry Vennum, both of Stutsman county lots 7 and 8, blk 47, Capatal Hill add, $200. A Atkinson to John Vennum, both of Stutsman county, lot 10, oik 10, At kinson & Panneli's add, $100. S Wadsworth, of Billings, M. T., to E Schwellenbach and Walters, of Farg.o, lots 1, 2 and 30, blk 2, Pannell & Tileston's add, $450. W Fuller to John Jones, both of Jamestown, part of Jot 2, blk 4, $500. Wallace and Fuller to Pino, both of Jamestown, lots 11 and 12, blk 2, Kel ley and Fuller's first add, $300. Julia Dickinsou to Wilbur, lots 3, 4 and 5, blk 10, McGinnts's first add, $630. Wilbur to Allen Sisson, both of Jamestown, lots 3, 4 and 5, blk 10, Mc Ginnis's add, $800. A Atkinson, of Jamestown, to Thomson, of Davenport, la., lots 7, 8 and 9, blk 10, Atkinson & Panneli's add, $pl5. Wm Lloyd, Jr,. to W Parker and Parker, lot 10, blk 28, $350. W It Latta to Latta, both of Stuts man county, nwq sec 8, tp 142, 64, 160 acres, $1,200. Minnie Powell to Long, both of Stutsman county, lot 7, blk 7, McGinnis add, $1,250. N to 3 139. 63, 320 acres, $1,280. N to Winslow and McKechnie, sec 19, tp 141, 63, 633.26acres, $1,266.40. N It to A W Kelly, lots 1 and 2, blk 23, Jamestown, $50. N It to E and W Blossom, sec 25, tp 137, 64, 640 acres, $1600. N It to W A Kindred, of Cass county, whf neq, and whf seq, and neq nwq sec 13, tp 139, 63, 280 aeres, $720. W Smith to I Wade, both of Jamestown, neq sec 24, tp 140, 63, 160 acrcs, $1,200. Henry Laughlin to W Fuller, seq sec 32, tp 143, 65, 160 acres, $1,200. W A Kindred to Chas Kindred, whf neq and whf seq sec 25, and whf seq, and neq nwq sec 13, tp 139, 63, 280 acres, $500. Atkinson & Pannell to Grove, lot 7, blk 9, Atkinson & Panneli's add, $100. Hunt & irris to Merrill of Chica go, lots 1, 2, 3, 10, 11 and 12, blk 72, Klaus' add, $2,625. A Atkinson nntl Pannell to McKclvev of it Paul, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, blk 13, Atkinson & Panneli's add, *6E. B. & W Randall to S Russell, sec 11, tp 137, 62, 640 acres, $3,520. Chas Clark to Geo Topi iff, sec 17, tp 139, 64, 640 acres, $6,400. JX)TS IN CARRINGTON. Carrington & Casey Land Co. to John Hair of London, Eng., lot 22, blk 28 $238.50. Same to Pike, London, Eng., lot 9 blk 21, $180. Same to Enen Grant of Scotland, lot 11, blli 12, $180. Sam* to W. J. Hughes, England, lot 10, blk 21, and lots 7, 9 and 11, blk 33, $1507.50. Same to Geo Smiley, Jameatown, lot 84, blk 29, tm VOL 5. JAMESTOWN. STUTSMAN COUNTY, D. T., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1882. NEWS BY TELEGRAPH Congressional. WASHINGTON,Dec. 9.—Senate. Political assessment and bankruptcy were discussed a good share of the day. Haw ley intro duced a bill inflicting heavy penalties up on employees of the United States gov ernment who solicit or collect contribu tions for political purposes. House. Bill reported from the commerce committee requesting the secretary of war to state whether the money appro priated by the last river and harbor bill was for objects not in the interests of commerce and navigation and if so to furnish specifications. The diplomatic appropriation bill passed. The commit tee on civil service reform reported a bill to improve the civil service. W ASHINQTON, Dec. 9.—Communica tion was lad before the senate to-day from the secretary of war giving esti mates for improvement of the Mississippi river for the fiscal year ending January 30, 1884, aggregating $4,573,000. The same is proposed to be expended in nar rowing the channel and preventing the caving of banks reach below Cairo as follows: New Madrid reach 40 miles, a Plum Point reach 30 miles, Memphis recah|16 miles, Helena reach 30 miles. WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.—Senate in exe cutive session confirmed a large number of nominations including Gen. Pope and Col. MacKenzie to major-general and brigadier-general respectively. No con test. Senate—Bills were introduced to re establish the court of Alabama claims, and declaring forfeited the lands of the Oregon Central Railway company by a vote of 26 to 44. The senate refused to indefinitely post pone the bankruptcy bill, and by a vote of 24 to 30 substituted for the judiciary com mittee bill the Lowell bill, introduced by Mr. Hoar. By a vote of 44 10 16 the Pendleton civil service reform bill was taken up. Mr. Pendleton agreed to have the bill laid aside that the Fitz John Porter bill might be taken up, but Logan objected. The bill was temporarily laid aside. House—A resolution was introduced in structing the committee to report without delay a bill prohibiting combinations to prevent competing railway lines from constructing roads. Bills and resolutions were introduced restricting the coinage of silver dollars and proposing a constitutional amend ment providing for the election of presi dent and members of congress. The lat ter fixes the term of president at six years and makes him ineligible for second term, and provides that he be elected by a direct vote of the people, and that the term of representatives in congress be three years in length. WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.—Senate—A re solution was adopted instructing the com missioner on territories to inquire and re port what legislation is necessary to pro tect the public property and preserve game in the Yellewstone park and whether the park should be extended. A bill was introduced by Beck prohibi ting political assessments. Pendleton spoke on his civil service re form bill making a violent partisan speech. He was replied to by Sherman & Altison. A large number of amendments to the bill were offered. House—A resolution was adopted call ing on the president for a statement ex pended for river and harbor improve ments since the foundation of the govern ment. The congressional library bill was con sidered at great length. The civil service reform committee re ported back the bill for the better regula tion of the civil service. WASHINGTON. Dec. 13-—Confirmations. Edward M. Cheny, U. S. Attorney north ern district of Florida. Registers land offices: Francis, of Ind., at Helena, Mont. Chas. Alexander of Wis., at Tucson, Ari zona Jas. P. Luse of Ind., at Deadwood Dakota. Postmasters: Chas. T. Hendrix, Sauk Center, Aiinn., Chas. Mather, Hast ings, Minn., Delos Jacob, Crookston, Minn. Senate—Nearly an entire day spent in consideration of the Pendleton civil ser vice reform bill. Several amendments ac cepted by Pendleton and adopted. House—Congressionallibrary bill recom mitted to committee with intsructions to report the bill for the erection of a library building on the ground owned by the United States Agricultural and Military Academy. Appropriation bills passed. WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.—Senate—The bill to increase the salaries of naval chaplains was lost. A long debate ensued on Pendleton's civil service bill without action. House,—A resolution calling on the secretary of the interior for information regarding railway land grants was adopt ed. The hpuse considered the post office appropriation bill for $43,94S,620 the greater part of the day. Secretary Teller told the Chippewa In dians at a hearing this evening that he could not reverse his recent decision with regard to the Turtle Mountain lands but he would recommend congress to set aside a reservation for them and pay them for improvements on lands. It is understood the senate committee on Indian affairs will favor the oppropriation of $10,000 for these Indians which will give about $200 to each head of a family. NKW HAVKN, Conn., Dec. 13.—The re port of the National Sunday School Union and Tract Society of the Methodist Epis copal church shows that the union had, since its organization, helped about 40, 000 Sunday Schools, at an expense of $475,000. During the past year 774 schools were helped. There are in the M. E. ehurcli 20,40.3 Sunday Schools, 223,912 officers and teaahers and 1,588,147 schol ars. There are 19,3$9 scholars in Ger many, 12,043 in India, 6,283 in Sweden •ad 2,500 in Norway. Aid WM given JAMESTOWN WEEKLY ALEKT. every state and territory in the United States. BUFFALO, Dec. 13.—The case of Mrs. Martha J. Collins who, since the 16th of October, has been an inmate of the state insane asylum, this city, has excited more than ordinary interest. Mrs Collins is the wife of N. It. Collins, of Bradford, Penn sylvania. She is about fifty-seven years of age and very respectable in appear ance. This morning she was brought be fore Judge Smith, and a motion for her discharge from the asylum made upon the ground that the judge by whom she was admitted exceeded his authority in that she was a resident of a foreign state. At this point the attorney for the asylum authorities suggested to the court that 'Mrs. Collins had so far recovered that they (the asylum authorities,) had deter mined to release her about the time the writ was served, and Judge Smith then discharged the woman. During the hear ing Mrs. Collins husband was present and at the conclusion he advanced to the side of Mrs. Collins and offered to shake hands. She accepted the proffered hand but when he stepped closer she drew back and refused to hold any communication with him. She asked her attorney if she was free, he answered, yes. Her husband then offered her a sealskin cloak but she declined to receive it. Collins then at tempted to sit beside her but she with drew her chair and said she would hold further converse at her lawyers' office. Dr. Andrews, before leaving the room shook hands with Mrs. Collins saying he hoped she had no fault to find with the asylum authorities. She answered, "No, Dr., 1 had none after a friend of mine, who'called upon me, informed me I was net, as you represented, a pauper patient, but that my husband was paying my ex penses, after that time you gave me everything I desired." At the lawyers office Mrs. Collins informed her husband that she would return home with him if he would give her a written agreement to treat her as a wife should be treated, and not incarcerate her in any other asylum. This Collins refused to do, he said he would give his word to use her well but would execute no document to that effect. On hearing this Mrs. Collins announced her determination not to go back to Brad ford with him but insteid to go to some of her friends in this city. This plan she has already put into effect. Mrs. Collins claims this is the third time she has been placed in an asylum by her husband. NEW YOIIK, Dec. 13.—Inquiries among agencies of foreign insurance companies confirm the rep art of a large conflagration at Kingston, Jamaica, but it is thought the loss has been exagerated. However, damage believed to be heavy, inasmuch as the large warehouses situated within the boundaries of the burnt district con tain, at this season of the year, heavy stocks of sugar, rum and other merchan dise for shipment to the United States and Europe. Fire including district from corner West street and New York and Port ltoyal street to East street. Both sides of Port ltoyal street were de stroyed with the wharves to the south ward. Most of the buildings' destroyed were of stone and brick. The portion of the city devoted to residences was not reached by the flames. The principal losers undoubtedly lie merchants who laid in large stocks of goods for the Christmas season. Theatre recently fitted up was destroyed and fire must have been exten sive, judging from large orders for lum ber pouring in from Kingston during day. Total loss estimated here at half amount stated in early dispatches. Kingston steamer due here 24th, NEW YORK, Dec. 13.—The railroad managers have agreed on traffic basis as follows: Minneapolis division of the Rock Island, 25 per cent St. Paul 37^ per cent North Western and Omaha, 37Per cent St. Paul division of the Rock Island 14 per cent and the others 43 per cent. each. Thev have also agreed ou a restoration of passenger rates. De cision unacr the agreement satisfactory to all the roads. Committee had a protracted session at the Windsor Hotel this evening and at six announced that the presidents of the North Western, St. Paul, Omaha and itock Island roads would telegraph to have rates restored at once, so they may take effect from Thursday morning. Members of the committee have agreed about division of traffic and Cable «fc Hughitt this mormng began a division test plan. The stoiy to night is that the railroad war is at an en 1 and rates have been restored. The agreement will be signed to-morrow by the presidents of the differ ent roads. MILWAUKEE, Dec. 13.—Manager Mer rill, of the Milwaukee & St. Paul road, telegraphed to-night from New York to freight and passenger agents to restore at once old rates. FARGO, Dec. 13.—About a week ago rumors wore current in Glyndon and here that C. E. Bostwich of the firm of C. H. Graves & Co., Dulutli, had been murder ed. Telegrams were sent to hnth Glyn don and Duluth but failed to receive sat isfactory answers. Letters of inquiry are now being received here and it is stated that he has been in the habit of leaving home suddenly and being absent a few days, but this time it is said he has been gone about three weeks and fears for his safety are entertained. The New England Society of the Red River valley holds a banquet here on Dec. 21st. The "Santon" for the benefit of the public library is being given here this evening with much success. John Harrison, book-keeper tor E. C, Sprague, a bonanza fanner near Moor? bead, alleged to have forged a cluck on the first national bank of Moorhead for $204 and then skipped out. RICHMOND, Va., Dee. 13.—The guard in Oak wood cemetery last night arrested two medical students and two colored men in the act of opening a grave. Four dead bodies taken from the cemetery were found at the Virginia medical college. The students are in custody and are very prominently connected. RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 13.—It appeared in the evidence that one of the students, W. B. Meredith, acknowledged when cap tured that he was with the party who rob bed the graves, Sunday night, but the other student, W. A. Smith, was not with them. Meredith and two negroes sent to the Grand Jury. VALLEY CITY, Dec. 13.—Theexamina tion of the Griggs County Rioters is con cluded in this city. No evidence for the defense was introduced and the court bound the following named persons over in the sum of $1 ,000 each to appear at the next term of the District court: N. L. Mc Kay, R. M. McLean, Chester Kingsley, E. Merrilion, Benjamin Whitney, J. W. Wheeler, Henry Rappi and N. P. Miller. Two of the defendants Peter Reis and Chas. Troot were dismissed, the evidence being insufficient to held them. BLUE EARTH CITY, Minn., Dec. 13.— A disastrous fire early this morning burn ed block of business buildings. Origin of the fire unknown. Following are losses: J. C. Pratt, $3,000, no insurance H. Heverdale, $2,000, insurance $500 Wm. McGinnis, $500, no insurance Erickson & Hagen, dry goods, loss unknown, in surance $4,000 Pinkham, $500 Heffron, $3000, no insurance R. A. Foster, $500. CHICAGO, Dec. 13.—The receipts of grain for the past year were phenomin ally light, being twenty-five million less than the previous year. The reasons are the increased ability of farmers to hold their stocks, and ^low prices since the new crop was harvested and the rapid in crease of milling capacity. The receipts of winter wheat is increased. BOSTON, Dec. 13.—At a meeting of the Unitarian club to-night, Gov. Long pre siding, the subject was discussed of pro viding a structure to cost $200,000 for the American Unitarian association, the money to be raised in Boston. There were present 250 members. The project was warmly favored. Henry P. Kidder promised $5,000 on the spot. SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 13.—The accident to Pecos budge, Mexican Pacific extension killed Joha Bennick, J. S. Harrall, Rob ert McComb, J. S. Keny, John Atkinson, W. L. Russell, James and John Smith and Wm. Flinders. Wm. Morrow and Peter Holy Wood dying. A number severely injured. GRAND FORKS, Dec. 13.—The meeting of the syndicate of the Odessa town site is being held this evening, nearly all the members were present. To-morrow is the day set for the sale of lots. The sale of lots in Grosvenor's and Dessert's additions will be thrown on the market in a few days. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.—Secretary Tel ler says if the object of the delegation of Chippawa Indiaus now in the city is to secure a rehearing of the Turtle Mount ain decision their visit will be a failure,as he has finally passed upon that question and opened up the country to settlement. BERLIN, Dec. 13.—Suicides are alarm ingly frequent in the Prussian army. Re cently a cadet shot himself at Richter feld, a lieutenant shot himself at a ball at Spandan, and another officer died by his own hands in Paris. Deaths by dueliog are also frequent. MILWAUKEE, Dec. 13.—John F. Potter, the celebrated representative who, in 1860, being challenged by Roger A. Prior, named bowie knives as weapons and a locked room as the place of battle, is dy ing at Muskwonago, Wis., in the poor bouse. ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 13.—Last night the house of Singleton James on planta tion near Steckbridge burned to ground Thos. Knight and two children were burned to death, Knight was lying drunk in the house when the fire occured. ST. JOHNS, N. B. Dec. 13.—Heaviest gale for many years passed over the Island last night, followed this morning by an unprecedented high tide causing much damage to railroads along shore of Conception Bay. ROCK RAPIDS, la., Dec. 13.—In the trial of Mrs. Lenihan and her daughters Maggie and Anna for killing the husband and father they pleaded guilty of murder in the second degree and will be sentenc ed Saturday. KINGSTON, Ont.,Dec. 13.—Ladies were the only attendants to-day at the lectures in Kingston medical college. Masculine students demand the expulsion of the feminine students or they will abandon the college. OSAGE, Me., Dec. 13—The boiler of Johnson's saw mill, three miles from here blew up to-day. The proprietor, W. L. Johnson, and Andy Breckwood killed. Three others seriously injured. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.—Wm. Lester, aged 46, clerk in adjutant general's office, killed himself to-day. He was a citizen of Belltontainc, Ohio. WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.—In view of a contigencv which may be urged at this session as to the admistion of Dakota as a state a caucus of democrats was held this morning at which the question was dis cussed. There was no dissension from opinion expressed by several senators, that the policy of the party should be one of opposition at this time of any ter ritory th-U would give the republicans two additional votes, in the senate. Definite action on the question was left open for the present. A hearing was given this morning by the sub-committee of the I senate committee on territories to the Da kota delegation who are seeking the ad mission of the territory as a state. The bond matter was the principle matter of discussion winch it is understood has been practically settled to the satisfaction of the creditors. A further hearing will be had to-morrow before a full committee. Secretary Teller to-day gave a hearing to the Turtle Mountain Chippewas. DUBLIN, Dec. 14.—Detectives believe they have at length unraveled the Phrenix park mystery. Police admit that in con sequence of the recent free distribution of placards offering reward for private in formation and of arrests following the Fenian outrages a numbers of informers have come forward. Some of these in formers, when they found the police al ready knew much were induced by fear to tell.more. The police, by putting together various items of information, have got what they believe to be direct. They claim that the information and eyidenee began to thicken at the time of the as sault upon Dennis Field. That affair was so similar in its attending circum stances to the Phoenix Park crime that it was from the first hoped it would lead to a clue to the latter. 1 CHICAGO, Dec. 14.—Between twelve and one o'clock to-day a man walked into the store of L. Mills, manufacturer of jewelry, and asked the proprietor to put a new spring into a cheap watch he held out. While Mr. Mills was repairing watch the stranger picked up a bag containing about $10,000 worth of unset diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, opals, cateyes, and pearls. With this plunder the thief walked off unnoticed and it was not until Mr. Mills happened to want one of the fine gems to set that he discovered he had been robbed. A thousand dollars re ward is offered for information that will lead to the recovery of the jewels. TERRA HAUTE, Ind., Dec. 14.—Two through letter tram pouches were found this morning about half past three o'clock near the I. & St. Louis Ry in the north psrt of the city. The straps had been cut and the letters rifled and then put back into one of the pouches. One pouch was labeled New York City, matter exclusively for Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona from New Yorc Pittsburg Ry Co. The proper authorities have been telegraphed to by Post-master Jones and detectives will be sent to en deavor to find out who the robbers were. At present there is no knowledge of what was stolen. PANAMA, Dec. 14.—Battle between the government troops and revolutionfsts re sulted in favor of the former. Sixty persons killed by the explosion of a powder magazine at'Guagaquil. Letters from Chiapas, Mexico, state that Cholera raged "with such voilence that in some places the owners of and la borers on plantatsons all died and not possible to bury them. Bodies have been burned Sixty deaths a day have occur red. In Tonata terrible panic ensued. CHICAGO, Dec. 13.—At the agricultural convention, Capt. M. P. Pierce, of Penn sylvania, spoke on carp culture in its food aspect. H. J. Kimball, of Georgia, a moving spirit on the Atlanta cotton expositnn, spoke on good results pro duced. Remainder of afternoon spent in discussing the resolution for holding a national agricultural exposition in 1883. Resolution passed and committee ap pointed. SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Dec. 14.—Tues day morning false work of abridge across a great canyon on Sunset Road, three miles from the end of the Southern Paci fic track fell in a solid mass precipitatsng nineteen men a distance of 75 feet to the rocks below. Seven men were killed out right, one has since died and little hopes of the recovery of three of the others. MT. PLEASANT, la.—Patrick Slattery, living three miles south of this city, shot and instantly killed his stepmother. He left a note to his brother which says: "This is what drink has done for me," and fled. The home had been a scene of turmoil for along time. DUBLIN, Dec. 14.—Three men named Byrne, Paner and Hanlon have been ar rested for them lrder of Lord Cavendish and Under Secretary Burke. One of the prisoners has been*identified by persons who saw him in *be assasins car the night of the murder. The arrest was made on the evidence of informers. LANCASTER, N. H., Dec. 14.—A freight train ran into another stationary freight train on the Grand Trunk railway, at Stratford Hollow. Foley, conductor of the rear train, was probably fatally injur ed. John Lyon, conductor of thie for ward train, was seriously hurt. One en gine was badly wrecked. LONDON, Dec. 14.—Destructive fire in Hampton court, royal palace at Hampton, fifteen miles from London burned to-day. Valuable paintings were destroyed. Loss 30,000 pounds sterling. The palace was erected by Cardinal Woolesey during the reign of Henry eighth. WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.—Newpostoffices have been eslablished at the following places: At Randall, Norman county, Minn., C. F. Peterson, postmaster South west, Westmoreland county, Pa., Jokn Dunhill, postmaster. UTICA, N. Y., Dec. 13.—Ffty men out of employment by the burning of the wood shop, Remington factory. Loss $40,000, insurance $19,000. The reason that JohnMcAlpine iseross eyed and has a crooked jaw to-day is be cause he tried to read and pronounce the name of a Chinaman whose signature was attached to an instrument filed for record in the office of register of deeds yaster day. The entire office force took a whack at it and finally decided that the best thing they could do under the circum stances would be to go down town and take a square drink. The carpenters hammered away all day yesierday on Lloyd's new building on North Fifth avenue. To the Public. Received of R. S. Reeves, agent of the of the German Insurance Company, of Freeport, Ills., $125 being in full for loss by fire, under their policy No. 114. We would recommend the German Insurance Company, of Freeport, Illinois, to the pub lic for ttisir promptness in settling the above loss incurred without unnecessaiy delay. L. W. & F. E. HOTCHKISS. 105-lt-d-w Nottoe. The annual meeting of the stock-hold ers of the James River National Bank, Jamestown, D. T., for the election of dir ectors for the ensuing year, will be held at the office of said bank on Tuesday, the 9th dav of Januarv, 188^ at 3 o'clock, p. m. 101-ld-3w W. W. DUDLEY. To give strength and tone to the sys tem, use Wallace's Tonic Stomach Bit ters. 14-tf tec a week in joar own tnwa. Terms sod $& outfit free, Address H.H. Halfctt* Co,, rertisad. Xaias, -t* tyjk. 'tjif lAVS? "M^r, iiill' illf NO 21 NEWS NOTES. Dakota has eleven grand army posts. Mitchell has organized aboard of trade. The deaf mute school at Sioux F^lls has seventeen scholars. The Grank Forks water works ara near ly ready for business. Mitchell claims to be the third city in size in southern Dakota. Two new churches at Tower City will soon be ready for dedication. One hundred tons of Black Hills freight is awaiting shipment at Chamberlain. The Bismarck Tribune gets out a boom edition on Sunday. This is not sacrileg ious in Dakota. A New Yorker has purchased one-tenth interest in the town of Faulfcton, Faulk county, for $5,000. Fred Muckey, of Casselton, sold two sections recently for $30,000 cash, which five years ago cost him a trifle over $800 Deadwood points with pride to its poker games. It is said that $15,000 was in sight recently, the dust changing hands in one deal. The Methodist clergymen at Milbank preach a brief sermon to the children each Sunday before the regular morning church service begins. The newly furnished house [of Jacob Sperb, a young German, near Tyndall, was completly gutted by thieves during his recent absence after a wife. N. S. Deering, the scaped horse-thief from Chamberlain, has been recaptured near Springfield. The criminal is but nineteen years old, but is a hardened villain. Hon* J. B. Hall, of the Fargo Republi can, left for the east last Friday to make arrangements for the perfection of a scheme to encourage immigration to North Dakota next season. 1 The first journalistic pass issued by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St- Paul road was in the name of Col. P. Donan, of Fargo, although the Colonel is no longer a news paper man, but in the real estate busi ness. At the annual meeting of the board of trustees of the territorial insane asylum at Yankton on Wednesday, Maj. T. J. De Witt was re-elected president and Rev. Joseph Ward re-elected secretaiy. The board decided to ask for an appropriation to carry out certain plans for improve ment and enlargement. The conflict of medical students at Kingston, Ont., college, or rather the ar bitrary action of the male students can excite no other feeling than that of con tempt. If they cannot compete with the female students the least they say about it the better. The time is gone by when women can be denied the position in the professions merely because they an women. The supreme court of Minnessota has rendered a decision in the case of a pros eaution for selling intoxicating liquors to a minor under the statutes in which the court says it is not material whether de fendant had a license to sell liquors or not as the statutes forbid "any person" from selling such liquors to minors, and the fact of the defendent having a license is no defense. They also hold to the same rule in a prosecution for selling to an habitual drunkard. Also that it is not necessary to allege in the complaint or prove in the evidence what kind of liquors were sold other than intoxicating liquors. Chicago Inter-Ocean: Dakota has the requisite population, and her best inter ests demand that she should be admitted as a state without a contest. The out look justifies the suggestion that next year will see a full hundred thousand added to the population of Dakota. They will be the thrifty, energetic, law-abiding immigrants, from all the states, and will be entirely worthy of the best care of the government. The men or party who set themselves to work against Dakota's ad mission as a state for paltry or party rea sons will hear something drop, and it will not be Dakota. FINANCIAL ANJK9MIER6IAL New York Stock Market. New York, Dec. 14 —Money 3®6, clowd atp. Prime mercantile paper, 698. Sterling Exchange—Banker*' bill* steady ai $4 80% does, demand, $4.84, Railroad Stocks—The following are the latos ^notations: orthcrn Pacific 45.!. do preferred MM 145 )i The Markata. Milwaukee, Dec. 14.—Wheat dull. No, 2 Bard $1 on No, 8 Mi No. 3 76 Oats—No. 8 57V Chicago. Dec. 14.—The wheat 'market clomd at the following quotation*: No. 8 red winter $ KX& No. 8 Chicago spring S4XAM# No. S Chieago spring TT Refected «0 MS Com 70X Oats K*9l Rye Chioaco Itrs HJCAMO. Dee- U.—B« shipments, S.S00 mixed. JO light, $»-4«aVJO weak. 1 'M s® 81 A A ft W Barley 81 06C New York. Dec. 14,—Wheat, cash lota, steady ptions, )ic lower. Receipts, 70,000 bushels shipments, 7MM bushel*. No. S spring 91 08 Hard Duluth «ri S5 Ungraded red M§] 1SU No, 8 ted 1 No. 3 do 1 05*91 06! Certificates 1 11 #1 111 Mixed winter Nf Ungraded white Ml 11 Ko.3wkite WX# -Hoc*, receipts. Cattle—^Receipts, *,080 export, ao75common 1 4.9P stoeken fll lHTal 411 shipments, *.«•: tSJB«6. good tochotee Mipartaff.es^s toekew MM M«n, lMM.lt: TIUM, a. S*heep— Receipts, 1,000 tk) 70011 to fair, tXSMJt mc4U S. T5 choice In ntn, It.iUM.B Cat* from Llmpiisi 1 r-* J.-®'