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Territorial Legislature. YANKTON, Feb. 2—The event of to-day was Hie adu.ission to seats in the house of W. H. Lamb and F. II. Phillips, contest ants for the scats of Schafcr and llauser from the seventh district. They were ad mitted on unanimous report of the elec tions committee. McCauley, contestant from the same district for Donaldson's council seat, will probably not get in, though no report is yet made. Little of importance done to-day. Dew ey introduced two bills in regard to hos pital for the insane which provide for ap propriations for maiatenance of patients, bo &rd of officers, etc., §24,450, wages of employees $12,300, fire and lights $4,000, incidentals $1,500, medicines, books and amusements $2,500, repair and improve incuts $2,500, improvements on farm $3, 000, improvements on grounds $1,000, total $51,250. The other provides for erecting a wing same size as that of one built $2,500, finishing the main building $8,000, steam heating apparatus and machinery for kitchen and laundry $15,000 for building engine house $6,000, building kitchen, library, laundry, chapel and shops $10,000, steam engine, pumps, etc., $2,500, putting steam heating apparatus $1,150. putting in gis machine and lixtures $4,500, building barn $4,000 artesian well $1,300. Bonds to be issued amount to $77,500, due in twenty years, with privilege ot paying them any tune after five years, interest at 5 per cent per annum. Mr. Scoby introduced a bill to punish any person selling drugged intoxicants with a line of not over $500 or imprison ment in the penitentiary not over two years. Mr. Coby this morning introduced a bill to provide for the issuing of $30,000 »f bonds, the funds derived from the sale of which to be used in constructing a ter ritorial agricultural college at Brookings. YANKTON. Feb. 3—Bill introduced in souncil by Seibach, to provide funds for Building territorial normal school at Springfield. By Donaldson, to allow the people of 3rant county to hold a special election to /ote on the county seat question. By Burdick, an act providing com pensation for printing notice of tax sale. By Nickeus, to provide for building a sourt house and jail for La Moure ounty. By Roberts, to amend section of code of civil pi oceedure in regard to claims of third parties to goods levied on by the sheriff. Burdick introduced a bill council to provide funds for completing the terrtor ial university at Vermillion. Bill pre sides for issuing thirty thousand dollars uonds running twenty years and payable jptionally with territory at the end of ten years and drawing six per cent in terest. In house to amend chapter forty-six, of the laws of the thirteenth session. House bill to require express companies to pay taxes same as railroads passed house. The governor signed the billjto provide for conducting the territorial university at Vermillion. id Lamb, the newly seated house member from the seventh district created a slight sensation this morning by giving notice of a bill to move the territorial deaf and dumb asylum from Sioux Falls to Water town which is in Lamb's district. YANKTON, Feb. 5 Bill introduced by Jackson making appropriation for the current and contingent expenses of the tsrritorial penitentiary. By Jackson authorizing the issue of oonds to the amount of $30,000 for the purposes of making permanent improve ments in the territorial penitentiary and to purchase and lease additional lands for stone quarrying. By Jeranld, a memorial to congress to set aside a part of the public domain for the use of the territory of Dakota for capital purposes. By Dontldsou, to incorporate the city of Red field. By Nickeus, providing for the (trection and construction of court house and jail for the county of Kidder, also author izing school district number one in Kid der county to issue bonds for building a school house. By Nowlin, to define the boundaries of the first judicail district and fix tbc time of holding courts. By Nowlin, to amend the fence law in the Black Hills Gounties. By Nowlin, to repeal certain parts of the funding act for Pennington and Cus ter counties, session of 1879. Roberts gave notice of a bill to provide for the erection of a territorial peniten tiary at Fargo. Council bill 56 providing for an amend ment to section 471 of the code of civil procedure passed the council by unani mous vote. House bill repealing the registry act in the Black Hills counties passed the house. Joint resolution providing final ad adjournment February 17th was killed in the house. Rice's railroad bill was referred to the house railroad committee. It provides for the assessment and taxation of rail road property to be taxed, includes right of way, road bed, bridges, culverts, rol ling stock, depots, stations, grounds, shops, buildings, gravel lines and all other property real and personal belong ing to railroad companies. The bill pre scribes that property shall be taxed the same rates and fir same purposes as pro perty of individuals. It authorizes the govern'r to appoint an assessment board of three persons to assess railroad property, irfaoarato be paid tan dollar#per day each while engaged in t'^c work. Rail road corporations are at present taxed on gross receipts and this bill proposes to change tlie entire system. Jackson's bill appropriating funds for running expenses for the peniten tiary for two years calls for $77,000. YANKTON, Feb. 5—The last of the sev enth district contest was reached and settled to-day in seating Elias McCauly, contestant for the seat. All the contest ants arc now seated and their opponents unseated. Bill introduced by Roberts, providing that a disclosure of contents of any tele gram without consent of the person to whom it was addressed, or by order of a court of law is made a misdemeanor. By Wasliabaugh, to providefor tliecon struction and furnishing the normal school at Spearfish. By AVasliabaugh, to authorize the city of Deadwood to issue liouds for $100,000 to the aid of a standard gauge railroad. By Jerauld, for the organization of railroad corporations and to regulate the operations thereof and to provide for the taxation of their property. By Dewey, providing for the election of officers of religious societies. By Nickeus, to secure manufacturers and owners of railroad and rolling stock in conditional sales. By Dewej', to regulate the practice of pharmacy and the sale of poisons. By Bowman, providing that none but tax payers and property holders are com petent to set on grand juries, and provid ing for peremptory challenges of grand jurors on special venires. By McAllister, authorizing the village of Madisou, Lake county, to issue bonds for the purchase of normal school land. By Sterling, empowering the judge to issue orders relative to holding courts where proper facilities are not afforded at the county seat. By Lamb, to authorize school district No. 1, Clark county, to issue bonds for school house purchases. By Benson, to incorporate the city of Lisbon, Ransom county. By Rice, to vacate the town plat of Roscoe, Moody county. House bills passed the house. Bill pro viding for appeals to district courts from the decision of boards of equalization. Bill relating to increased facilities for uncertain cases. Bill providing persons convicted of murder shall suffer the death penalty or imprisonment for life at dis cretion of jury. Council bills passed the house. Mak ing docketing of judgment a lien upon real property excepting the homestead. No. 16 providing for punishments for circulating obscene literature. No. 32 providing that parties to a forclosure of mortgages shall be entitled to costs and disbursements out of the proceeds of the sale, and shall be entitled to attorneys fees in certain cases. YANKTGN, Feb. 7—Considerable busi was transacted to-day. Twenty new bills were introduced. Council held an after noon session to discuss the bill authoriz ing Yankton county to issue bonds to re fund its railroad indebtedness. Subject made the soeciai order for Friday after noon. Bills introduced in council: By Dewey, to authorize the county of Yankton to issue bonds for re funding its outstanding indebtedness and provide payment of the same. By Roberts, to authorize school district one in Cass county, to issue bonds for building a school house and to fund out standing indebtedness. By Jerauld, to prohibit the sale and manufacture of adulterated liquors. By Jerauld, to provide bounties lor killing wolves, foxes, pocket gophers and ground and gray squirrels. In the house by Choteau, to amend sec tion 400 of the code of civil procedure re lating to corporations. By Robinson, to legalize the reorgani zation of Douglas county. By Robinson, to authorize arrest in bail. By Fyatt, to amend section 5, chapter 19 of the political code. By Lamb, to authorize the county of Grant to issue bonds to fuud outstanding indebtedness. By Towner, to incorporate the city of Larimore. By Towner, to repeal chapter 78 laws of 'SI to protect the passage of fish in the Goose river. By Bowman, to amend sections 326 and 327, title 8, chapter 1, of the code of criminal procedure. By McCallister, to provide funds for the construction and furnishing of build ing for the territorial normal school in Adison, Lake county. By Rice, to legalize the acts of the in corporation of Flandreau in issuing bonds. By Rice, to amend the act incorpora ting the village of Flandreau. By VanWert, to provide for the elec tion of county commissioners. By Allred. to authorize joint school dis trict JNo. 3, Cass and Barnes counties, to issue bonds. By Benson, to authorize Morton county to issue bonds. By Wynn, to amend section 743 of the civil code. By Thompson, to amend chapter 18 of the political code. Council bills passed the council: To provide for the maintenance and fur nishing of the insane asylum to amend section 32 of the civil code. House bills passed the council: Pro viding for incorporation of the village of Buffalo providing for the construction of a $2,000 court house and jail for the county of Walsh providing for the con struction of a $50,000 court house and jail for the county of Beadle to establish and endow a normal school at Spear fish. House bills passed the house To VOL 5. JAMESTOWN. STUTSMAN COUNTY, D. T„ FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1883. of Flandreau to amend the acts of the village of Flandrean issuing bonds. Coun cil bill ordering the printing of the biennial reports of tlie territorial treas urcr and auditor passed the house. In council a resolution was introduced by Nickeus and passed, prescribing that all bills asking appropriation of funds for maintenance of public institutions be ac companied by a schedule showing the number of employees and salary paid each one and so far as practicable a detailed statement of necessary expenditure of such institution. YANKTON, Feb. 8—The special matter in the legislature to-day has been the ap propriation bills for the penitentiary, insane asylum, university, agricultural college at Brookings, and normal schools at Scotland and Spearfish. Council in committee of the whole devoted most of the day to them and recommended their passage. Capital removal scheme badly cut up, representatives of five towus here demanding and a syndicate laboring to place it out on open prairie. The Huron bill stands no show. Bills introduced in council: By Nickeus, to provide for a charter for the city of Jamestown. By Nickeus, to provide for a board of education for the city of Jamestown. Iu the house: By Wagner, to amend the act authorizing the employment of short hand reporters in district courts. By Inman, to amend section 8, 31 and 63, chapter 59, of the laws of 187!), en titled townships. By Harvey, to provide for increase to five members of the board of county com missioners- By Towner, to create the county of Nelson from portions of Grand Folks, Ramsey and Foster counties. House bills passed house: To repeal certain parts of the funding act for Pen nington and Custer counties, of session 1879 and to vacate the town plat of Moody. Governor to-day signed the house bill which amends the law pre scribing rules and regulations for the execution of a trust arising under act of congress for the relief of occupants of public lands. Also several local mea sures. An Atrocious Tragedy. ST. LOCIS, Feb. 8—A most horrible discovery was made in a tenement house this morning. It was found that Ilenry Deces, a German teamster, had cut his wife's tnroat with a razor and then his own. The two corpses were discovered iu tne middle of three rooms which the family occupicd. The body of the wife lay on the bed the covering of which was soaked with blood. The man lay on the floor. Five little children slept in the bed with the couple. One of the child ren got up and took the naby out of the bloody bed in which its mother lay, into his bed, changed its dress and then went to sleep. The cause of the tragedy is supposed to be jealousy. Deces and fam ily lived in the rear of 2,300 Mullanliy street, lie was a hard working man and had accumulated $8,000 savings. lie ill treated his wife continually, and on one occasion she left him. Mrs. Deces was a good woman and gave her husband no cause for his insane jealousy. Last night the couple retired about 10 o'clock with two little girls in one bed, two boys another, and a baby of two years of age in same bed with themselves. Lewis, a 11 year old son, was the only witness of the tragedy. A noise aroused him and he saw his father cutting his mother with a razor, then saw his father spring into the air and fall down near the stove. He then got up and took the baby, Muna, lying in bed with its mother's corpse, lier night clothes soaked with her mother's blood, into his bed. He changed the baby's clothes and both went to sleep again. This morning when the children awoke the floor and bed were covered with blood. Lewis tried to find the key his father had locked the door with last night but could not. It was not until nearly 9 o'clock when Otto Yarnharst, a boy of 10, came up and called Lewis to go to scuool with him that the condition of affairs was discovered. Otto's mother, who lived in the lower part of the house, then opened the door and the most ghast ly and bloody scene was revealed. Deces cut his wife's throat while she was asleep and there was no struggle heard. Congressional. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8—The house com mittee on patents have authorized Vance to prepare a bill to so amend the revised statutes appliable to patents and to pro vide that amendment patents shall run fifteen years from the time the invention was patented. In a foreign country mak ing all the patents of what ever kind run seventeen years, and not to revive any patents now dead but to ex tend any living patent and to apply only to patents heretofore granted. Special committee on improvement of the Mississippi has agreed upon a report. The committee is divided into sub-com mittees on jetties, outlets and general improvement. On jetties the report will be unanimously in favor. On outlets there were six against three, Butterworth, Holman and Hazelton in favor of con tinuing the work at Plum Point and Providence beach with auxiliary works at Memphis and Vicksburg. On the question of levees as to low water navi gation, six voted against, with Thomas and Ellis in favor and Carlisle reserved his vote. The majority believe in this matter that it will be better to await fur ther opinions on the works at Plum Point and Providence beach. Burrows will rite a report on general improve ments, Butterworth, Holman and Hazel ton reserving right to make a minority report. Nothing was said at the meeting this attcrnoon about the amout of money to be expended, but it is understood that titt committee will favor au appropna tion for the work below Cairo of $2,500, 000. The Flood*. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Fob. 7.—A special from Waverly says Scioto river is over flowing the bottom lands and water rising 21J^ inches an hour. The town of Jasper seven miles below, was flooded to-night by the breaking of the levee. Damage enormous. MAHIETTA, O., Feb. 7.—Whole lower part of the city overflowed as far as Put nam and O street. River rising three inches an hour and people driven out of their homes. Meeting held to-night to organize relief measures. FOKT SMITH, O., Feb. 7.—Ohio nver forty-seven four, rising four inches an hour and full of ice. A Iready in houses in upper part of city. PITTSBURG, Pa., Feb. 7.—From present indications this section will be viisted by the greatest flood for fifty year3. All day yesterday and last night rain fell in tor rents. At all points along the Mononga liela valley the record shows a total rainfall of one and one-half inches. This melted and carried off snow from the mountains and soon the creeks at the headwaters were converted into small rivers and flowing their waters into the Mononeahela. The river commenced swelling here at noon and since has been rising rapidly. Greensboro, Brownsville and other points report water still rising from six to eighteen inches an hour and manyplaccs already partly submerged. Great destruction of property is antici pated at this point. There was 25 feet of water at ten o'clock to-night and it is ex pected it will reach 32 or 35 feet. CINCINNATI, O., Feb. 7.—A Steuben ville special says that the water works are submerged and manufacturing establish ments closed. River 32 teet and rising. MILLEBSBUKG, O., Feb. 7.—Railroad communication broken Saturday and not re-established till to-day. Damage to railroad and other property $30,000. POMEHOT, O., Feb. 7.—Business sus pended by water. The Ohio river coming ing into the main business part of the town. Mauy residences are flooded. The water is rising five inches an hour. BIOOMINGTON, lnd., Feb. 7.—The dam age in this aud Brown county magnified by later reports. Streams were never so high. Live stock is being swept away and hogs frozen to death in the water. WHEELING, W. Va., Feb. 7—South end of the city been under water all day. Water has reached* the cellars of many business houses near the river and goods have been moved out. Some of the streets arc full of merchandise. Residents in low portions of the ciiy moving out in boats. Letter carriers to-day delivered mail in part of their routes by skiffs. CINCINNATI, O., Feb. 7—River 49 feet at midnight and still rising. Fifty coal barges, half of them loaded, were swept away from the Covington side to-night and little hope of recovery. IRONTON, Ohio, Feb. 8—Fifteen feet and rising. Lower part of the city flooded. All factories stopped. FREMONT, Ohio. Feb. 8—$3,000 was collected for relief of flood sufferers. It will be several days before dwellings can be occupied. CLINTON, 111., Feb. 8—The ice embargo remains. Damage reported from sur rounding country immense. Damage great to telegraph companies. It will be several days before wires are up again. PORTSMOUTH, Ohio, Feb. 8—River ris ing three inches an hour. Water works and nearly all factories stopped. One hundred families driven from their houses. Railroads north and east under water. PORT DEPOSIT, Md., Feb. 8—Heavy ice gorge threaten break and flood the town, and other points along the shore endan gered. At night the river rapidly receding ice gorges wearing away and impending danger of day averted. PITTSBURG, Feb. 8—At 10 o'clock to night rivers steadily receding with 14 feet in the Manongahela and about same in the Allegheny. Bottom lands still submerged but at rate water is fal ling rivers will be within their banks by morning- The damage by the flood-in this vicinity will be $100,000, while like amount will cover the loss up the Monon* gahela valley. FARKERSBCRG, W. Va., Feb. 8—High est floods here since 1869. This afternoon the river was 44 feet above low water mark. Houses on the Ohio side inun dated, also Kankakee side. Three hun dred persons homeless. Pulp mill holds only by a frail boom. Loss fully $100, 000. No lives lost. Kanawaha river rushing out at a tremendous rate and un less back water can check it, it will carry away the iron bridge. Water within a foot of the furnace fires ol the postoffice. Heavy Failure. DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 3—Statements come from Grand Haven to-day to the effect that Senator Ferry and brother Edward doing business under the firm name of Ferry & Brother, there and in Utah have failed with liabilities of sever al hundred thousand dollars- The cause is said to be failure of silver mine Utah where the money has been sunk. Great excitement at Grand Haven where all their property has been attached at the instance of creditors. LATER—Impossible to gain definite in formation relative to the financial condi tion of Ferry & Bro.. at Grand Haven. Reports conflicting. Late dispatch to night declares assessments put on the firm's property represent only a small amount. It is not understood any assign ment has been made paper, however, is alleged to have gone to protest at several places. Boiator Jtoijr'a npnantativai at Lansing also have been served with process last night in a suit for an unpaid bill of $2,300 for room and board bill for the month of January at a hotel there. The senator has been absent from Lan sing all week and it has been well under stood that he wes seeking to tide over financial difficulties but tne extent un known. The Snow and Sleet Blockade. CHICAGO, Feb. 3—Inquiry at the West ern Union Telegraph Co. offices at one o'clock this afternoon showed that all communication cast and south to be cut off. About midnight last night a freez ing sleet storm set in, extending south west to an unknown distance acd east ward to Buffalo. The wires became m crusted and weighted with ice and began going down one by one till at daylight the city was practically cut off on an arc beginning at St. Louis in the southwest and sweeping eastward including all the country east of the Mississippi river and south of the chain of the great lakes. At this hour only one line is working be tween Chicago and New York, and even that is under frequent interruption. Broken wires have lallen across those not broken, causing almost inextricable con fusion. The trains eastward are block aded. Dispatches to the assoeiated press from Washington, New York, Cincinnati, St. Louis and all tributary points are entirely cut off. The telegraph company furnishes no encouragement for materially improv ed service before to-morrow. Toward the west and northwest telegraph lines are in better condition and working. Trains in these directions are greatly in terfered with. The following official statement by the Northwestern road is fairly indicative of the general situation. Owing to the great depth of the snow and its dry granulated character the roads running east and west through Minnesota, we have been obliged to temporarily abandon all efforts looking towards opening west of the Minnesota river. The Nortwestern will keep its Winona & St. Peter line open to St. Peter, Minn., but for the present it will not run its Central Minnesota and Central Dakota trains west of that point. The Pacific Railroad Suit. NEW YORK, Feb. 3—Attention of the counsel of the Union Pacific having been called to a Washington dispatch stating that the secretary of the interior had re commended the'attorney general to bring suit against that company to recover $1,500,000 under the Thurinan act, Sidney Bartlett and Judge Dillon authorized the following statement: The government claims no such amount and the proposed suit is an amicable one to settle. The questions in controversy between the Union Pacific and United States relates to the manner in which "net earnings" un der the Thurinan act shall be ascertained. The company under advice of the counsel and under their construction of the de cision of the supreme court claim to have the cost of the construction and equip ment of the main line deducted from the gross earnings in order to ascertain the net earnings. The commissioner of rail roads does not concede this claim and both parties desire a judicial decision, and an amicable suit to that end desired by the company is about to be brought. The government under its construction claim there is due to it $901,837. The company claim there is due only $306,477. The company has not paid this because it has a counter claim against the United States for postal service of over one and a half million. The company has brought suit for postal compensation and the supreme court recently decided in favor of the company, and against the principle claimed by M. Senecal and the amount due the company is awaiting judicial de termination. The company's claim against the government for postal service is much greater than any claim against it under the Thurman act. Company's pur pose being when both disputes are ad. jjisted to set off one against the other. Officers of the government have made no complaint of the course pursued by the company, but have favored judicial settlement of the questions at issue. •now In Wyoming. CHEYENNE, Feb. 2—The heaviest snow storm in the history of this territory fell during the past four days. It is three feet deep in the city and from twelve to thirty inches deep on cattle ranges all over the territory. There being no wind the entire surface of the ground is cover ed and cattle suffering for grass, and un less wind comes within three days and blows the snow off of exposed places the losses will be disastrous. Cattle men are hopeful of a wind. The temperature is 30 degrees below zero and no wind. All trains on the Union Pacific railroad have been blockaded for the past 48 hours on the Rocky mountains and passengers are furnished with fare. When the wind comes drifts are expected to blockade the trains on the road in places for 400 miles An Ice Gorge. CHICAGO, Feb. 5—The ice is gorged at ths mouth of the river but as the current is very slow no dancer from flood is an ticipated. The chief source of anxiety is the crib in th« lake at the source of the city's water supply. Four men are there kept busy removing ice from the inlets of the ports to the water tunnel and need more help lor if the inlets become clogtred the city water supply would be cut off. Men have provisions for only a few days and it is impossible to get to them with a tug. An attempt to cross the broken ice to the crib on foot is extremely hazardous. Trains going out on time in every direc tion but most incoming trains still from qm to (oar bow lata, The JfttabwgU and Fort Wayne and Baltimore and Ohio are suffering detention on account of floods in Ohio. Sen. Sherman's Banquet. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8—A banquet was given at Wormley's to-night in commem oration of the 63rd birthday of W. T. Sherman, general of the army. The guests were of the Ligh military and civil ofheers. In reply to a toast to his health General Sherman responded as follows: "According to our family bible I was born 8th of Feb., 1820, consequently am in my 64th year of life. If 1 survive another year 1 will pass from the active command of the army of the United States to a life of comparative ease and retirement. The law for the compulsory retirement of all army officers at the age of 64 was, in my judgment, wise and proper. I did not ask for or wish exception in my own case and I de clare that I then as now approved the measure and asked my friends not to in terpose any objections by reason of its effects on me. I think I am duly grati fied that I have passed through 63 years of varied life with my mind and body sound enough to promise a reasonable re mainder, and am thankful to congress that suitable and liberal provision has been made for me and those dependent upon me to enable us to live out our ap pointed days in comparative ease." He then reviewed briefly the progress of the world in arts of civilization during the past half century, referred to the stir ring events which had taken place in this country within that period and especially to wars in which the people of the United States have been engaged, and said that even now, after a very short lapse of time it could be seen that these wars had ac complished valuable results which could not have been reached in any other way. As an illustration of this he cited that the Mexican war which extended our sys tem of government from the Atlantic to the Pacific, converting lands which had remained for centuries in possession of wild beasts and still wilder savages into prosperous states and territories in a short period of years. He also pointed out that the acquisition of California was one of the results of this war. General Sherman reviewed briefly the rise and development of this great state and the opening of railroad communica tion across the plains. "In these mighty enterprises," he said, "the soldier went hand in hand with the civilian." Referring to the late civil war General Sherman said: "1 need not speak to you of civil war. Its history is written rod all who now hear me remember its de tails. I will venture to say, however, in this connection, that friend and foe alixe now share its glories and fruits. No part of the union experienced larger measure of profit than the section over which we seemingly triumphed. I believe nine tenths of the soldiers of the South would to-day rather be members of our present glorious union, at peace with all the world, than citizens of the Southern Con federacy with slavery as the corner stone and at constant war with their neighbors. 1 have not the least desire here or else where to boast of my share ia that war, but 1 do feel sense of pride and satisfac tion that we, as a people, met issues on that day like brave men and carried our ships through the breakers which fortune appeared to be a shipwreck. That peace and good order now reiga supreme and that I may lay aside the armor with which I have been clothed with honor and safety, another will take up the task where 1 leave off in our army and will move in its glorious career to an ultimate destiny which no man may foresee." In conclusion the general said: "The occasion is not suitable for me to say even this much, but though my military career is in its penultimate I cannot help plead to my countrymen at every opportunity to cherish all that is manly and noble in military profession, because peace is en ervating and as no man is wise enough to foretell when soldiers may be in demand again." ______ The Wreckers. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3—On Wednes day afternoon when first news of the wreck of the Tacoma was received here requiring assistance of the life boat to rescue men then on the wreck a crew of eight men volunteered and proceeded that night after dark to life saving station at Cape Gregory, distant from here about nine miles, where they arrived at about eleven o'clock that night, informed the keeper of the station of the wreck and that they had come as a volunteer crew and that the steam tug escort would be off station at daylight to take them to the wreck. They, under direction of keeper, proceeded to put boat in condition for the trip and launched her and with the keep er in charge went about two miles for practice of crew in pulling boat, then pulled back to station, when a short time after the tug arrived off station, the keeper refused to go or allow the men to take the boat. Three of the men then got a small boat from the light house keeper and went off to the tug and in formed the captain that the keeper would not go nor let the boat. His only excuse for such conduct was that he would not go without an experienced crew. Captain Hill, of the tug Fearless, who returned from the wreck to-day thinks that if the life boat and gun for throwing iines had been at the place of the disaster all those lost on the Tacoma would have been saved. A Terrible D—lb ST. PAUL, Feb. 8—Edward Manuel, 26 years of age, employe! as a brakeman with a switch engine crew in the East St. Paul yard of the Omaha Company, was rua over this afternoon by a switch en giso •ad two can aad instantly kdM. .r«J| 4 3® NO 29- Manuel was engaged in coupling can and emerged from between the can and stepped on an adjoining track not notic ing the two flat cars and engine backing toward him on the track where he stepped and before warning could be given he was struck by the bumper of the first car, knocked down and slowly twisted up and ground to death by the train. Frozen Stage Traveler*. RAWLINS, Wy., Feb. 8—The coach that left Pacific Springs on Sweet VV ater stage line last week was caught in the storm of Friday. The coach was abandoned and the party started back on foot to the sta tion. The driver, W. J. Stewart, was found frozen to death, standing in the snow, and Thos. Scott, superintendent, was found standing straight up in the snow frozen so he could not move. He will lose his hands and feet. Wm. Stark, a passenger, has not yet been found. They were out three days and nights. Another stage driver was badly frozen. He reports two feet of snow on the level and cattle starving. This stage line runs from Green River, on the Union Pacific railroad, to Fort Washakie, Wy., through the South pass ot the Rocky Mountains. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. MONTREAL, Feb. 8—Grand Trunk sheds at Hemmingford burned. Loss $20,000. MONTREAL, Feb. 8—Canadian Pacific stock out ilO,000,000 offered and is taken up in American, England and Amster dam. NEW YORK, Feb. 8—Richard K. Fox, of the Police Gazette, has given $1,000 security not to repeat the offence of pro moting prize fighting withm twelve months. FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 7.—Spec ials to the Gazette from twenty points, embracing Kansas, Indian Territory and Northwestern Texas report loss in cattle and sheep very heavy during the cold wave. The weather is moderating. OTTAWA, Feb. 7.—The custom agent at Gretna and Niche and Manitoba have been ordered by the government not to allow grain to pass on to Duluth by the Canadian Pacific railway. The reason for this order is at present unknown. MANDAX, D. T., Feb. 7—Louis Peter son and J. Nelson, two Scandinavians, have turned up missing and foul play is suspected. They started from Mandan a week ago to look up some land, Peterson having several hundred dollars in money when he left. A party started in search of them to-day. Their report is eargerly looked for. WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—Officials at the Indian bureau assert that Capt. Paine'a raid upon Oklahoma lands in the Indian territory has already cost the government $200,000 and this expenditure might have been saved if congress had adopted the repeated recommendation of the commis-* sioner providing for the punishment of intruders upon public lands. ST. LOUIS, Feb. 8—The cases of the gov* eminent against John D. Cameron, Ed* wm Carpenter and Wm. D. Russell for complicity in what is known as the Da* kota land scrip frauds came before Judge Treat in the United States court on mo tion of defence for continuance. This was overruled and the court peremptorily set next Wednesday for day of trial. CHICAGO, Feb. 8—Application has been filed for the appointment of a conserva tor for the estate of a well known mil lionaire and democratic politician, Peny H. Smith. The first evidence of failing mental force was observed in London l**t summer when Mrs. Smith was prostrated with sudden illness. The application was made at the instance of Robert Law, a friend of the family and understood to be with their concurrence. Coming by Train Leads. The Bioomington, 111., Pentagraph gives an extensive report of a meeting ot proposed emigrants to Dakota at that place, held last Saturday afternoon, to make arrangements and obtain rates from railroad companies. The Chicago and Northwestern cave them a rate of $63 per car for freight and $13.20 passenger rates to all points in the radius of Rock Rapids, Sioux Fa?Is and Salem, and to all points reached by the Chicago and Northwestern $68 per car for freight and $16 passenger rate. In addition to these rates is one free pass for each car of freight. They will come in a special train to which coaches will be attached for the conveyance of the families, and will start about March 1st. The paper states that the destination of these emi grants is mostly to points reached by the C. & N. W. and its branches, while some half dozen or more will go to points on the Northern Pacific, but the* majonty of the whole to points on the great Jamee River Valley. Grand Forks has a hook and ladder company named the Alert. W presume the company named itself in honor of this paper, and giving ourselves the bene* fit of the doubt we will send the boys a copy of the Alert free for the next year if they will notify us of the address to which they desire it sent. FINANCE AN^COMMEItCE. Kew York Stock Xarhet. New York, Feb. 8.—Money 3X94, closed at S. Prime mercantile paper, SX Sterling Exchange—Ban ker»' bills steady Iff .vv Ik 4'$ 4 sre- ^•if 14 T-f 2$ at $4 83: do ex. demand, $4-86. Railroad Stocks—The following en tkelatMl quotations: ortherti Pacific (iv do preferred StP. MA*. 1» Oraiaa Karkei- Bj Associated Pree*. MILWAUKEE. Feb. 8-Wheat excited, iri lar. NO 3 hard 118: XO 106* Feb 1C6 106S: April LOTH 3L«Y 1UX NOS, S8 NE4,7». Corn lower: No8,56%,regular80. Oat«q«htMA steady. No S nominally lira. 88 while. 41$. CHICAGO. Feb. A—Wheat rtiww, NMM KWM Feb: 108\«wrv March:«ff£jgl«L *Sgg 11«S®1K.V May: No SChlcsgeaftiagMayf&f Chicago anting 90: No 3 red winter MS.