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ZiQtSr ':m *S$P$bk*. "v' VOLS. DEATH'S DELUGE. The Mad Viators Cause Great Loss of Life and Property at Louisville and other Points. Nearly One Thousand Factories Closed and Forty Thousand Men cut of Work in Cincinnati. More or the Floods. LOUISVILLE, Feb. 13—The greatest dis aster that ever befell this city i£ now upon us. The llood crisis came about mid night and to-day nearly a square mile is under water within the limits of the city. From 5,000 to 8,000 people are driven irom their homes. To enp the climax there has been a loss of life, but how great it is impossible to say. The entire section of the city l'rotn Preston street east to the cut-oil and north of the short inc fill is in the river. The people living there bad plenty of warning, as stated yesterday. Tiie river 11 day just hipped the top of Fulton street and cut oil the embankment, and in places the water was trickling over. At 3 o'clock a con siderable break occurred at Adams street and a hundred men worked vigorously to stop the water, but in the face of all this the infatuated inhabitants of the bottoms of the old Hear Grass creek remained in their houses and most of tliem went to bed as usual. At 11 o'clock last night the break came. The cut-off daui, over come by the terrific weight of the water from above, gave way with a loud roar, and the ilood rushed over. It may be imagined with what force the waters came wnen they li*d a fail of fiom 15 to 18 feet to low ground. In less time than it take3 to tell it the flood was sweeping in all directions and the unfortunate pio pie were surprised in their houses with a mighty rush of water wliich swept lrom the square to the houses, sweeping many from their 1'ouudations. The scene was awl'ul. The roar of the waters could not drown the screams of the people who were escaping from their doomed dwell ings. Women and children waded through the advancing water, each with what household goods they could lay hands on. Bonlires glimmered from the higher ground which the poor outcasts had gained. Hundreds of people shiv ered in night clothing about the smoky fires. LOUISVILLE, Feb. 13—Flic river contin ued to rise slowly all day and is now about in the canal and 31 feet at the head of the falls. The weather is warm er, with »light ram falling, with indica cations of an increase during the night. The rise is now an inch above the flood of '47, and 8 inches below lhat of '82. On the point where the disaster occurred last night the flood extends over a space a quarter of a»milc wide, and more than a mile in length. Over 25 houses are en tirely under water or floating about. The fact that the water is comparatively still prevents the houses from floating away, while many are-tied with heavy cables. A gratifying feature of the llood is that comparatively few lives have been lost. Many jeeupants of houses in the sub merged districts had removed and thus escaped. The fact that survi/ors are scattered over the city renders it impossi ble to make a definite statement of who are lost or who are saved, aud it is suffic ient that the death roll is small. Circum stances indicate that those known to he lost are: Jno. Finch aud son, a small boy Geo. Lynch, Edward Harris, Geo. Bell, Harry Browing, Lieut. Pierce, wife and three children are missing, but hopes are entertained that they had moved out. These names are all that could be learned by an active search of reporters all day, but it is feared that wheu the wateis subside ghastly soenes will be found in houses now under water, as it is scarcely probable lhat so small a number as this will olosi tue dettli roll. Sj far as heard from all alive lia'e been removed from the houses. A man whose name was not learned was seen frantically calling for help from the door of a house floating down the river past First street this after noon. He was rescued by some parties in a skill. He had been in the house all night and day. To-day' Mayor Jacobs chartered the steamer Mattie Hayes and with a corps of men traversed the submerged district, taking oil a number of persous, and by means ot boats supplying food to those who remained in houses above water. Many in this way were succored, as some of the houses were not submerged. The upper storits of some are still habitable, the owners remaining. Some singular in cidents occurred during the trip. One burn was found clinging to a tree, and as the boat approached he cried out, "gi over to that house, there is a women and several children over there, I will hold here until you save them." The house "was 50yards away, and the men started, but before reaching it the house turned over and was carried away in the rush of water. No noise was heard from the house and nothing is known as to wheth er the people had been rescued or not, in formation was that the family were still in the house. The man who was in the the tree was afterwards rescued. He de clared that a woman and several children •J were in the house when it tumbled down, s. Families arc scattered and the water hides the ghastly results of last night's v.'irk. There are anxious ones who de mand the names of the dead, but must wait, as must we, who are not inter ested, until the flood has gone and miles of hidden land and hundreds of sunken houses once more come to view. Not till then can the story be told. Gonapjuxi, Feb. l3~TlMrB atroBf •"£. .1 .: .1/.- -. SLII-'-V-.-II-TIR U?t xttfm ground for hope that the disaster to the Southern railroad depot is not so great as at first reported. The matter is being very carefully investigated, and but for the positive statement of one man it would be diflicult to say any lives were lost lhat man is the baggage master. He says a great number of people were on the depot platform, and says lhat at least 25 went down in the water. This state ment and opinion he repeats. All other persons say they saw no one in the water, but they all admit there was great alarm and hurried flight, so people might have been engulfed and not seen by those flee ing. Mr. Latham, the cashier, had sufli cient warning to secure $2,000 in cash, but not enough to save all the money in the safe. Two or three hundred dollars were lost. With the exception of some of the members of Coup's circus, who are reported missing, nothing like a definite sta'enient as to any loss has been ascer tained. No employees of the railroad company are missing. The company shows enough confidence in the stability of the remaining portion of the depot to remain. Tiains arrive and depart regu lanly. Access to the freight depot is cut off. LATER—A gleam of hope comes to night wheu reports showed that the river had reached the highest point. At 5 p. in., the marks showed sixty-five feet one and one-'ialf inches, and though it re ceded but half an inch during tl:e next lour hours, tne worst seemed over and gave relief, but a slight rain falling to night gives reasons of apprehension of more disasters to come. The situation is alarming and would require the publica tion of a griater portion of the directory to name business men, particuJaily in tobacco, producc, grain, etc., and all kinds of manufacturing interests whose usiues§ is wholly suspended, and man," of these also loose goods. Manufacturers all loose heavy on damage to machinery and slock, aside from loss of lime. More than «ne thousand business firms and inanufactoi its are thus prostrated, yet business men are not isheartened nor selfish. These same men, for two days, have poured in contributions to the fund for the relief of suffering among lhat much greater class, the poor, who are driven from home and are deprived of work. It is estimated lhat from 30 to 40 thousand workmen are out of employ msnt by the closing of manufactories. The water is deep enough to allow a skill" within a square and a half of the Burnett house, and reaches to Market House place and Broadway. No essen tial change in railroad trains, which still run on the C., II. & D., though the track is covered with water for a short distance. The mails are very much delayed owing to the entire suspension of navigation and abandonment of so many trains. The city service is also greatly confused on account of inability to reach so many portions of the city. The river has been falling at Ports mouth, only CO miles above. Since last midnight the river has fallen 8 inches. There has been a fall of 8 feet at Pome roy. This gives hope that the worst is over here. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 13—A meet ing was held at the board of trade to-day and a subscription for the sufferers at LiiWrenceburg was taken. A car load of cooked meats, bread, crackers and other provisions was started by the C., I., St. L. & C. railroad at 6 o'clock by special train for Lawrenceburg, and the train will go to liccdsburg and Worth Vernon, thence via tbe O. & M. railroad. The Ohio river is still rising at Madison at the rate of an inch an hour. Hundreds of families have been compelled to leave their homes. The city is in total dark ness, the gas works being submerged. Milton, Ky., opposite .Madison, is entire ly covered by water. Several buildings floated off this morning, including the water house belonging to Ben Morris also Cassiday's wajon factory and other buildings at Jelfersonville. A large por tion of the city is inundated and hun dreds of families are houseless and desti tute. The gas works are flooded and lights gone out. At New Albany the river is still rising half an inch an honr, and is rising at all points between Madi son and Evausville. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 13—A Courier Journal special from Frankfort says the Kentucky river hsg-tn to fall at dark last night. At .12:30 to-duy the stage of water was 38 feet, having fallen feet. At Brookers distillery, at Clifton, 1,200 barrels of whiskey was washed out, the greater part of which was caught. The bridges at Frankfort remain intact, but one swing is loose from the mtddle pier, tuough still used by foot passengers. CINCINNATI, Feb. 14—At 10 o'clock a. m. the river was rising at the rate of an inch in half an hour. It stood 65 feet 1inches at 12 o'clock. Reports both up and down the river show rain. The river is falling at Portsmouth and Mays ville, slowly at the latter place. The first authentic report concerning the loss of life at the Cincmnatf Southwestern depot yesterday were made lo-day to the police at the Ohio street station by Herman Wetzberg, a boy living at 17 Halstaclit street. He says he and his brother Jos eph, with 13 other boys, were on the platform when the water broke through McLean avenue, that the entire party were thrown into the water that he swam to Gest street, escaped and went home that his brother and all the other boys were drowned he docs not know the names of the other boys. No other re ports of any missing have been made to the police. Not a steamer running on account of no place to land. A little steamer, used by the Ohio & Mississippi railroad to corny pMM8|en Iron Btons tmaa to -Ki o\ iffwirfv i,i wfcfa Aurora, Ind., on its return last night had a fearful experience. The fog overtook it and it was unable to proceed with safety and it found almost an equal diffi culty in finding a place to tie up, but finally succeeded in reaching Storr's sta tion this morning. Coal barges to day have been towed up Central avenue to Pearl street, where carts run alongside and receive loads. Stories are current of lawless acts, but they cannot be traced to any reliable source. No douot swift pun ishment would fall on the discovery of crime. In addition to the precaution of increased police force the city is partly lighted to-night by coal oil lamps instead of-gas lamps. The work of relief has gone on vigorously to-day and many touching scenes are witnessed. A relief committee of leading citizens attend per sonally to the work, remaining all day at the office or going out with relief boats. Though no appeal has been made for help from above,assistance has been sent, among these arc $2,500 reported by Mosc Mosler, sent to him by II. II. Warner & Co., of Rochester, N. Y., $1,000 from Adams Express Co., N. Y., $2,500 from the proprietor of the tielsey House, N. Y. The Masonic fraternity organized a spe cial relief force and telegraphed to Clevclaud, Sandusky aud Toledo for boats. The river at 9 o'clock to-night was G6 feet and thiec-fourths of an inch, aud rising slowly- The day has been the gloomiest in the history of the city busi ness wholly neglected on change and all attention given to saving property and affording relief. While the unexpected rise of nearly a foot to-day has not made a very great change apparent!}' in situa tion there is such uncertainty about the futuns that ail plans are unsettled. It is impossible to estimate tlie coming rise and no one can tell when rain will cease along the river. The clouds broke away late this afternoon but gathered again before 10 o'clock and rain falling above and below. The weather is warm, al most sultry. Goods are being removed to higher ground. This is done at im mense labor and under trying c.ruim stances, men standing in water. Water now stands in the gutter on the south side of Pearl and Walnut streets and tiic little Miami depot is flooded. Wagons are no longer able to cross the .Newport bridge. Louisville and Mashviile trains receive passengers on the trestle at the Cincinnati end of the bridges,they reach ing it by boats. The Cincinnati, Hamil ton & Dayton railway, which has been the only oulct for trains north and cast, to-night were under flood to such extent that no trains could pass. This leaves the city practically cut off from the rest of the world to the north, cast and west by rail communication except that the Bee line road still runs trains leaving from the stock yard station. This outlet is aiso accessiblo by the Cincinnati, Western & Baltimore trains and they may enter and depart in that way. The difficulty on the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton railroad is not fully understood though the water on the track in the city limits sufficiently account for the stoppage. INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 14—The committee sent to Lawrenceburg last night reported that all the provisions were delivered at two p. m. to-day. The report that suf fering is increasing and more assistance will be needed immediately. Another car load of provisions, with five barrels of coal oil, several boxes of candles and delicacies for the sick will go to-night by special train. The operator at Guilford says it is still raining hard at 6 p. m.,and the indications are that it will continue during the night. E. G. Burkham, of New York, telegraphed the Indianapolis National bank, of this city, to-day to send $1,000 to Lawrenceburg for their relief. .. CINCINNATI, Feb. 15—The weather was warm and cloudy. The river is declining slightly. The coming flood in Hocking and other streams are expected to check the fall, if they do not make tbe flood greater. The Cincinnati, Hamilton & Day too track is washed out within city limits and no railroad trains can get into the city farther than the stock yards, three miles from the depots. All mail and express matter have to be hauled out there All the Protestant and Catholic churches have been thrown open for homeless beings. A more Tomple system of relief could not be desired. The ab sence of crime is remarkable, considering the darkness of the city. PITTSBURG, Feb. 15—ltain is still fal ling and both rivers continue to rise with no hope of tliein falling for some time. INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 15—leffersonville is entirely surrounded by water, every street being under water. At New Albany a further rise of two feet is expected. LOUISVILLE, Kv., Feb. 12--All d»y the river has been tli£ of center attraction and dread continues. The highest point of the flood of February 1882,was reached this afternoon, and passed. The water is but two feet below the great December flood of 1S47. The river is yet rising slowly, with a great tide from the Ken tucky nver to be added. Houses along the river fiont are vacated and the drift is damaging them seriously, breaking doors and windows. Fourth street is closed from Main street to the river. Every building in the shipping part has from three to .eight of water on the floors. The cement mills, the principal industry there are all submerged. Nines squares of Portland are at the mercy of the water, business being at an end. Houses on the front will have water on the second floors before morning. It is estimated that in •the shipping port and Portland 800 peo ple are for the time houseless, very many of them being quite poor. Among them great suffering exists. The most fortu- isle epw ttdr doom to Uw dlitmni, Wsii~w JAMESTOWN WEEKLY JAMESTOWN. STUTSMAN COUNTY, D. T.. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1883.' m.iny as five families being crowded in one small house. The losses here will aggregate $50,000. In the city proper heavy damage is done by the stoppage of work in factories, perhaps 2,000 men being thrown out of employment. Merkle & Co's. great plow works, Louisville iron works, Dennis Hoog's extensive pipe works, Kentucky lead and oil works, Bridgeport & Co's. works, Excelsior works, Central rolling mill, Bell, Cogg & Holies planing mill, J. & P. Hall and Hall & Eddy's saw mills, are among the largest establishments closed, while others must follow to-morrow unless the water subsides. It is impossible to esti mate the losses now. The only bright side to the affair is that not one life has been lost. CINCINNATI, Feb. 12—The flood of 1832 is now surpassed, taking the most liberal standard. It then reached 64 feet 3 inches. At 11 o'clock to night it stood half an inch above that, and still rising. Reports from above indicate that the river is rising at Wheeling and falling at Marietta and Pomeroy. It will probably continue to rise here to-morrow. People at Lawrenceburg at last accounts were virtually helpless, lacking food and una ble to procure any. Telegraph and tele phone lines are down and there are no means of communication. Arrangements arc made here to mount fire engines on flats in case of a fire in the flooded dis tricts. The Little Miami railroad is compelled to abandon its track' between here and Lovelarid, but will send trains to-morrow from the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton to Oavton, thence to Xenia, Washington and Baltimore. The track is underwater so that trains cannot pass. It connects a few miles out with the C. II. & D., and will not be delayed. No tidings yet from Lawrenceburg, Ind., except that the town is at the mercy of the waters. LOUISVILLE. Ky., Feb. 12—Frankfort is entirely submerged. Fort Hill, the high est point about Frankfort, is now an is land, caused I13' back water Residences two miles fr the river arc under water. The (). F. C. distilleries are covered on the lirst floors and six hundred cattle are standing ill water above the knees The water is three feet six on the ceilar floors ot tbe penintentiary, covering nearly the entire prison yard. The prisoners are loose in the chapel and doubled up in cells on the second floor. Rangewood bridge to the juth of Frankfort, is con sidered very unsafe, and is hourly ex pected to go down. Thousands of people line the river banks on both sides watch ing the heavy drift-wood and houses go down. The highest stage tlie river was ever known to reach is touched. The damage already reaches $100,000. Congressional. WASHINGTON, Feb. 9—Senate—A joint resolution for tlie abolition of the fishing clauses of the treaty of Washington, and the naval appropriation bill, were report ed. The bill calls for $15,727,434, or $900,000 more than last year. The senate took up the tariff bill anl continued to work thereon until adjournment. House—The committee on coinage, weights and measures reported resolu tions declaring the suspension of silver dollar coinagc iriexp Jient and favoring a provision for additional vault room at some point in the Mississippi valley. The consideration of the tariff bill was re moved. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10—A Democratic caucus was called for the purpose of de termining what action to take in the Kasson bill,which provides that a major ity vote of the house may, until the 4th of March, suspend the rules and take from the calendar of committee of whole or from the speakers table auy tariff or internal revenue appropriation bill in stead of requiring a two-thirds vote to suspend, Dut after an informal discussion, lastiug about 20 minutes, it was dccided to wait the action of the committee on rules which is not yet reported. The in formal discussion developed the fact that while the sentiment of the opposition to Kasson 'a rule is general among the demo crats who will all vote against it, they cannot be controlled by caucus to the ex tent of refraining from voting to prevent a quorom. Another caucus will be held after the report of the committee on rules is presented. Senate—McMullan introduced a bill for an additional justice of the supreme court of Dakota. Mr. Sa'wyer presented a remonstrance of citizens of Wisconsiu against putting lumber on the free list. The pension appropriation bill passed and work on the tariff bill was resumed. An amendment was offered by Beck re ducing llie internal revenue tax on snuff and tobacco to 8 cents a pound and was adopted 30 10 34. House—After the regular routine bnsi ness the tariff bill was taken up. Dunnell, who appeared ou the floor for the first tune since the holidays, moved to reduce the duty on cut nails a»d spikes and spoke in support of his motion, but it was lost. WASHINGTON, Feb. 12—Senate After some routine work the tariff bill came up. A motion was made by Sherman to fix the duty on pig iron, wrought or cast scrap iron at 3-10 of a cent and providing noth ing shall lie deemed scrap iron or scrap steel except waste of refuse iron or steel that has been in actual use. It was lost. He then moved to change duty from 1-10 of a cent per pound to 6-50 per ton which was carried. The action of the committee of the whole in putting lumber on the free list was sagreed to by a rote of 10 to 29. House—A joint resolution was intro duced by Hosmer directing the secretary of the interior to issue no more patents to land grant railroads until further action of congress. The tariff bill was taken up and a notion tejrataM tta dutj traoa clat« I -1- not less than thrcc-fourtlis of an inch in diameter from 2 to 1% cents per pound was carried. Dunnell moved to reduce the duty on chains less than and not less than inch in diameter from 1% to 2 cents, which was carricd. The legis lative appropriation bill was considered at the evening session. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13—Senate.—Mr. Kellogg presented two bills to improve the navigation of the Mississippi. The tariff bill was proceeded with. A motion to reconsider the vote by whish lumber was struck from the free list was lost—ayes 21, nays 34. The wollen sched ule was completed and the book schedule reached when the senate adjourned. House.—The river and harbor bill was reported. Work on the tariff bill was resumed. A charge by Townsend of 111. that the bill was the unfaircst and most oppres sive that ever came before congress and was prepared, not by the ways and means committee, but by the hired agents of monoplistJ, precipitated a controversy which bordered on the sensational, in which Haskill, lteed, Townsend, Carlisle and others took part. Several amend ments to the bill were made, but none of an important character. WASHINGTON, Feb. 14—Senate—A bill was introduced hv Mr. Blair prohibiting the employment of convicts upon wor^s or property of the United States. The action of the committee of the whole in putting books, etc., on the free list was disagreed to 31 to 33. House—The tariff bill being under con sideration Mr Cox, of New York, moved that foreign built ships be admitted on payment of 30 per cent, duty advalorem: last 59 to 92. A motion by Mr. Anderson to strike out the whole paragraph relating to sawed lumber was lost, as were several amendments looking to a reduction of duties on woolen ware, etc. The legislative bill was considered at the evening session. WASHINGTON, Feb. 15—The house spent the dajf in considering the tariff bill. The item under consideration was the duty on sugar. Nothing definite was done and the day passed in a series of charges and counter-charges of inconsistency. The republicans taunting the democrats with abandoning the principles of "Rev enue for tariff only." The democrats claim that the republicans had deserted the protective system and with singling out each industry to crush and kill it. House adjourned without action. The senate spent the day considering the tariff bill. Beck moved to amend the paragraph embracing wines, brandy and other spirituous liquors imported in bottles, by striking out the proviso laying an additional duty of three cents on each bottle lost, ayes 20, nays 27. The pro viso adopted in committee of the whole, on motion of Allison, as an amendment to salt paragraphs, was agreed to. The bill was open to all amendments. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. GRAND FORKS, Feb. 15—The $25,000 public school house took fire in the base ment and burned through the first floor. The loss is $1,500. WILTON, Conn., Feb. 14—In the same room and at the same time the funera[ service over the remains of Wm. D Gregory took place, the daughter was being married at her father's request. ST. PAUL, Feb. 15~The state board of health met to-day and reports from the small pox infected lumber camps shows that under the present system of quarantine the disease is gradually disap pearing. DETKOIT, Feb. 15—The indications now arc that a general change will occur in the senatorial balloting. Ferry's with drawal was urged in caucus last night, but nothing definite was done. Evidence of a new deal all around is apparent. WASHINGTON, Feb. 15—Indications for Upper Mississippi and Missouri valleys: Cloudy weather, with rain or snow and warmer south east to south-west winds. By Friday morning the Ohio and Lower1 Mississippi rivers will rise up at all points. LONDON, Feb. 15—A great demonstra tion in favor of seating Bradlaugh in the house of commons occurred to-day. Seven thousand persons gathered in Traf algar Square and resolutions protesting against the expulsion of Bradlaugh were adopted amidst cheers. CHICAGO, Feb. 15—Three men were mortally wounded in a collision yesterday in the southwestern suburbs between the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy and Mil waukee & St. Paul trains through the carelessness of Milwaukee train men. ST. LOUIS, Feb. 15—The St, Louis ex press which left Kansas City last night encountered a broken rail near Moberly at 6 o'clock this morning. Engineer John Lester and Fireman John Murphy were horribly mangled and instantly killed. CHICAGO, Feb. 15—A west bound train on the Grand Trunk struck a broken rail near Flint, Mich., ditching three coaches, one a Pullman. The bravery ot the engineer prevented a holocaust. Mrs. Huldah Laman was instantly killed, her daughter, who was injured became in sane. Thomas Lindsey was also fatally injured. ST. PAUL, Feb. 15—Dr. O. S. Howard, bound for Winnipeg,was swindled out of $600 last nigat, on the Northwestern road, near Madison, by the bogus bond game. Thomas Hiland, brother of Senator Hiland, of Dakota county, died this morning from the result of a pistol wound inflicted by a man named Rbodm during a row in the latter'* saloon a week •loToMOy. 1 n\ Serious Accident. CINCINNATI, Feb. 15—At 1 o'clock this morming people on the border of the in undated districts in the western part of the city were startled by a loud explosion. A three story brick building occupied by four families numbering seventeen was found in rums. The explosion was causcd by fire damp or sewer gas in the ccllar. The occupants were all buried in the ruins. A scene of terror followed, and the fire department turned out and began the work of rescuing tbe victims. The house was owned by Jacob Brown, who with his wife, two sons and two daugh ters occupied first floor. Special Police man Macke occupied the second floor with his wife. The third floor was occu pied by five persons. When found Offi cer Macke, his wife and one of the chil dren were dead John and Henry Brown, were fatally injured. The rest were in jured, but not seriously. Balloting1 for Senator. DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 14—After first ballot to-day for senator the legislature took a recess until 3 o'clock. Upon re assembling five more ballots were taken. On the first two no change was made Ferry's vote, but on the fourth seven fusionists went over to him, running his vote up to 53. The fifth ballot deepened in interest as one more accession was scored from the fusion ranks, swelling Ferry's total to 54, ten less than the num ber necessary to a choice. The sixth ballot was taken amid much excitement, the eight new recruits from the opposi tion ranks again recorded their votes for Ferry. Real Estate Business. For the week ending Feb. 15th: S to Wm Henry, se sec 26, tp 141, 63, $400. S to John Yerdegan, sw ne and hf se and se se sec 2, tp 140, 65, $400. S to George Kirk, sw sec 4, tp 148, 66, *200 S to Van Dorn Gilcrist, se sec 8, tp 149, 66, $2oO. [J S to John Orelup, se sec 8, tp 144, 66, $400. S to John Bunnell, sw sec 14, tp 139, 65, $400. S to Mary Drake, nw sec 28, tp 142, 65, $400. Martin Hemmi to George Joos, sw sec 28, tp 141, 63, $1,600. Thos McMahon, Grand Forks, D. T., to Francis McMahon, same place, nw sec 1, tp 149, 61, $700. Wm Lloyd, Jr., to John Andrews, lots 15,16, blk 21, Lloyd's 2d add, $100. Bwnj S Russell to W Proctor and Geo A Stockwell, lot 3, blk 3, original town, $500. Ricnard Lloyd and wife, Alexandria Co., Va., to Win Dudley, Ithaca, N.Y, sw q, 8 hi nw and nw nw sec 31, tp 139, 64, $1,680. Quitclaim deed, S Russell to O Francis, Spiritwood, hf sec 7, tp 140, 63, $2. Emma Towne, Hennepin Co.,Minn., and Isabel A Higbee, Ramsey Co., Minn., to A M. Pease, Sanborn. D. T., lot 7, blk 3, town of Eldridge, $42.50. Contract, Carrington & Casey Land Co to Frank Anson, lots 1 to 6 both inclu sive in blk 19, four lots No.—blk— town of Carrington, $720-and other considera tions. Klaus, Hager & Haupt to Mrs Ella Mc Clure, lot 3, blk 1, Klaus & Hager's Park add, $300. S McGinnis, E Wallace and W Raymond to Clement W Ferguson, ot Richmond, Ind., nw and hf of se q, and hf of sw and also lots 1 to 4 in clusive, sec 23, tp 140, 64, $15,860. Kate and Herman Gieseler to Wm Barnes, of Indianapolis, Ind., lots 1, 2, blk 73, Klaus' add, $775. Allen & Dodge and Fuller to Roswell Mount, lots 1, 2, blk 5, and lot 3, blk 4, Riverside add, $1,000. E Wells and W W Dudley to Eme line Adams, of Gowonda, N. Y., lot 7, blk 11, Curtin's add, $125. Roderick Rose to Wells, Dudley fc Co., lots 11,12, blk 10, Atkinson & P3»nnelPs add, $900. V, A and A Klaus to Louis Caron, lot 4, blk 50, Klaus' add, £400. Hicks & Wilbur to Coul son, of Henrietta, Jackson Co., Mich sec 5, tp 138, 62, $4,480. Wm White and Mary E Hoy to Chas N Hunt, lots 9,10 and 11, Summit Place, Wadsworth's add. $525. Chas Drabble, of St. Paul, and E Weils to Roderick Rose, lots 11 and 12, blk 70, Klaus' add, $2,000. Hunt & Harris and Luf kin to Harry Cornwall, lot 5, blk 13, Wadsworth's add, $100. Mary Drake to Simeon Drake, nw sec 28, tp 142, 65, $1,000. Caste. In spite of the storm a large and select audience greeted the Jamestown Dra matic club at Klaus Hall last evening to witness the production of "Caste." The able manner in which the play was bandied by the company reflects much credit upon each member of it, as well as to President Dodge and Stage Manager Ott, who had spared no expense or pains to make such preparations as would in sure its success. W. E. Dodge, as "Ecclcs," appeared to great advantage, his acting being first class and free from any bad "breaks." As "Captain Hau tree" Thos. Bowditch was the grandest success of the season and deserves special credit for the fine manner in which he rendered his part. Mr. H. J. Ott made a good "D'Alroy," and Mrs. Ott, as "Es ther," won the good graces of tbe audi ence by her graceful bearing and splendid acting. Miss May Crist succeeded in stealing away the hearts of the audience from the beginning by the excellent manner in which she personated "Polly." Miss Crist can not justly be called an amateur, as her performing all the way through was of the highest order and displayed not only superior dramatic ability but also considerable experience in that line. Tony Klaus got away with the character of "Sam Gemdge" in an admirable manner, and Mrs. Nellie Har ris, who appeared as the "Marquise de St. Naur," conducted her part with all the reserve, grace and ability that the ,? "S- 4 'Y* W$$£t v?* 3^. **-&£ NO 30 -•fSmA Charley Hills, who struggled with tho." important part of "Servant Dixon," held his grip with commendable zeal to the last. Taken all in all the company did. exceedingly well and Jamestown has rea son to be proud of it, and the Alert hopes that it will not be many weeks before Jamestowmvill be favored with another .ftp. opportunity to witness more of their cellent performing. The music was very good and afforded a pleasant pastime to those who arc fond of operatic music of a high and cultured order. Think of These Things. Jamestown has a bill before the legis-/^ lature asking that it be incorporated as a city. The Alert is pleased to scejin our citizens the disposition that led to the taking of such a step. The weight and dignity of the city title will be worth something. It would seem unenterpns mg for a town of the size, pretensions. and aspirations of this James river metro polis to continue to retain its baby name. We believe in enterprise and it wouldsSg look poky and old-fogyish if we did not now take the step we have. But just -, here, while we stand as it were on the'"1' verge of our new dignity, the Alert feels it its duty to utter a word of caution. There may be danger in becoming too fast, and.it is to be remembered that all enterprises should be entered into with judgment. She has never had a boom that drove her off her balance, but hgr progress has been steady and heal thy,[and she has always stood on a solid founda tion of worth. Her business men, too, are cool and calculating, do not easily get cxcited, and hence our ship lias been run with steady helm. Now that we are about to take another step forward we should endeavor to preserve the same even course, and not launch out in enter prises we are unable to sustain in a healthy shape. We must not try to run-*-A before we are able to walk. On Wednesday a new fire engine pur chased by the viilage board was tested in the presence of number of our citizens. Many thought it was not as good ns we«£» ought to have. In this age people are accustomed to see fire engines worked by steam, hence their expectations from this 'v machine were high, and they were disap pointed. Otir village board seem to be men of conservative tendencies. They concluded that the engine was all that could be expected in a machine of that kind. It filled the terms of the contract, and hence their acceptance. The Alert believes the spirit that prompted their action is wise. One thing is certain, our city is not yet in a position either to pur chase a steamer, or to work and take care of one if we had it. A gentleman was in the city yesterday representing an electric light company, and is anxious to have our city authori ties take hold of the matter and introduce his light here. The electric light is one of the great inventions of the nineteenth century, and it would make a vast im provement in the appearance of our beau tiful city. It would be a good adver tisement for us, and would extend our reputation for go-ahead and enterprise. Our citizens would greatly enjoy basking in its effulgent rays. But before- we build our house we should sit down first and count the cost. The light cannot be used on our streets without a very large annual outlay. The question for the board of trustees to ask themselves is, "Would we be justified in committing the city to this expense? Does the public interest demand it, and would the people uphold us if we went into it?" If our village fathers have this matter submitted to them they should be delib erate and consider it in a purely business light, as they would consider any matter in connection with their own private affairs. They should not let their desire boom the town turn their heads, but if their best judgment tells them that the electric light is a little premature, thea^ they should defer action in the matter. The Alert does not wish to be under stood as throwing cold water upon en terprise for our city. Far from it. We have enterprising citizens in large num bcrs and we believe we have just cause to lay claim to being called an enterpris ing community both in a private and public relation. But we wish to see all steps taken coolly and intelligently. If citizens wish to organize an electric light V company among themselves the Alert would like to have them succeed, and will hold up both hands for the step. But for the village to commit itself to indulgence in this iuxury at the present time does not appear to us a wise ibingt Nothing will be lost by delay. The columns of the Alert are open for the opinions of our citizens on tlmorany other subject of public interest., A Welcom Acquisition. GRASS LAKE, Mich., Feb. 12. ED. ALEUT—Dear Sir:—It has occurred to me (a little late) that you may be in terested to kuo# and publish that there were married in Grass Lake, Jackson Co., Mich., Jan. 31,1883, at the residence ofc the bride's father, Samuel Bunker, Esq., by Rev. Wm. Remington. John V. Mai night, of Jamestown, Dakota, and Mtaa Ella M. Bunker. A large company of friends were gath ered upon the occasion and served with the very choicest delicacies that moiMgr and skill could furnish. It would take too much space to enumerate the bridal presents, but among them wereaaOrer water set from Syracuse, N. Y. two beautiful table sets ofChina,silver spoeaa, forks, butter knives, spoon holder, fineaa and $120 in gold also a very nice family & bible presented by the .Baptist ciraraa Sunday School as a token of esteem and in recognition of her faithful and efllcieBt services as its secretary the oast tw» years. We to become dial and •"nZ-.T. 1 the bride who is cMa-* of Jamestown a«l^lkp» V«y«n*.