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EVENTS OF A MY. Embracing iWiiny Fat'ls of More lies. MOM nt to leaders of Tii! Alu^t or TIIR Valley City Banquet—Demise Peter C»"i»:'i* A unions Ap :al Etc. of Valley oity Banquet. Special tr the. A'ert. VALLEY Cm-, April 4—Valley City did IUTS prout! IO-IIUHI in I lie banquet given the members I lie fourf cctit it legislature district style "The iron brigade." B. VV. Benson entertained the foreign guests at 11is siatcly nuui'iion The banque1 sprend in the dining room of Hie Kindell hold i* such 'is only tin generous peo ple of lb prosperous city could prepare. -I. Piirlchotisi. pre-iidetl ov.ir tint exercises of till- banquet, wll ell consisted of lo.-tsl nrtd reeponsrs MS follows: ''Our Guests," by C^lin•'les liui'do'i, of North Dakota, responded to bv .1. L, Wiilltiee, of Bur leigh, in mi eloquent speech. Tbe "Press of North D.-ikoiu," by Col. C. A. Louris lii myif 1$ narck "Our common school" by E. A. Scnge.r, CJ.unity superintendent of Hoboi !s of ISiirnes. •'Om- represent atives," by N ckeii'', Willouns and Ue.n son. After tlie tvgul.ir toasts and re sponses a feasl, of wit and 11 of soul and champa gne continued in the most happy strain until an early hour in the morning. The banquet, was an earn est and overwhelming endorsement of the manner in winch the members discharged their duties while it) Yankton last winter About two hundred were present. In answer to the toast., "Our Members," Mr. Nickeus responded as follows: Now referring to our visit this winter it might be in order to say: That in the southern part of our beautiful territory by the How of the inland river whence the legislators have lied, where the blades of the brave—grass quiver, asleep are the ranks of the dead. This Ipot is known jn history as a hamlet called Yankton. It was once known as the capital of Da kota. This was before the coming of the horsemen of the nineteenth century. But it is now called the political graveyard of all Dakota, and right here 1 will remark— should you look the continent over you would not find another spot on its great bosom wherein nre interred so many dead politicians with all their hopes and ambi tions—as you will at Yankton "each in ihis narrow cell forever laid," and I know of no other placi ii. our fair land that would so well answer the purpose to which this hamlet has been dedicated. Here in Yankton the wind and disap pointed seem to sing a requium to the 4e5d forever. Herein Yankton flowers in early spring put. forth their sweetest iblossiwns. Herein Yankton the keepers of the cemetery toil not neither do they spin. Here a kind and beneficent gov ernment has, provided sufficient means. i"or many years to come, to keep from waot its defunct officials. Here in Yank ton all industry is hushed to silence in thi3 solemn city of the dead, the soun^of hammer is unt heard, the mills have long since ceased to grind, the watchers living on government pap. Here uo real estate fiends are offering their Jots for sale those lot,3 (burial) have all been appropriated, marked off and tomb stone# emQt.ed, on wl*i' I noticed inscriptions like the foU. flowing "Here lies ex-Gov. #Alonds who departed his political life on the— l*y of ittonth in the rear of our Loi'd 18—. He wa«a great spirit, mighty in finance and with the red man, but per haps mightier with the pen. He it was that wrote some years ngo, hi» impres sions of the fifteenth Legislative Assembly of Dakota, and which he kindly gave to the world without money and without iprice (I suppose) great, generous soul! I next noticed he loin I) of an «x^candi datc for congress, Telrab Pirt. I asked the sexton who this man was. ile said wiiy, don't ynu know Telarb Pirt, he was to the Bar of Yankton wuat Conkling was to the S. senate and .like Conkling he undertook to inflate himself but his skin was "too thin" and hke Jonkling lie "busted." But gentle men I am occupying too much time in responding to this toast. I shall simply remark further that ail of the tombs liad the little prefix "ex" engraved thereon, •"ex-Goys" "ex-Gov. Gens" were scAttpr «d around like "leaves wintry weath er." They were there by the gross. There were also a great number of "ex-Mar shal," "ex" Indian Agent "ex" Indian Commissioner, "ex" llcvcnuc collector, "e»" Judges, "ex"Dist. Atty's, "ex" Ser geant at arms, "ex" Door Keeper and "ex" Cbaplniu, of whom the latter three were all of the Legislature of Dakota. I ,aUn saw a tomb of an "ex" member of the "council who representee, the city of Yankton in the fifteenth Legislative As sembly, who died, one of the sextojM in formed me, fro« the effects of having al lowed tiie capital to be removed. I was further informed by the same person that the last words this councilman was heard to utter, on his death bed, were "it would have oeen ten dollars in my pocket h«d I, never been bjrn." Gentlemen, I shall, mention one more mound that attracted my attention then 1 am done with this grave subject, "Our members." Looking off to the extreme eastern corner I saw a little grave which indicated JtUat a very small individual, (a person parbapa About as large as an associate press cor respondent lie buried there. I asked one of the mourners who it was. "This is AnnaniM Newab," -lie replied, lie said further it was not positively £uowa bow ne came to his Total United States Jajr *J' aaid he was struck dead for lying, others that he was fond of fishing and while in dulging in that sport one day on the hanks of the Big Muddy he was swal lowed by a large crane who mistook lnm for a cat fish, but owing to the size of his head he escaped sudden death, that ever afterward* his appearance in dicated that he had passed through some thing terrible, and that that may have caused Ins death, but the sexton said his own opinion was 'hat internally Annias was improperly constructed. .His inter nal make-up was like that of the hird which had unfortunately (for the bird) mistook him for a fish on the occasion referred to, and because of his peculiar anatomy he was compelled to drink milk (governmental) altogether. That the year before his death some vile men came from the north and interior of Dakota and conspired to take from Newob his main support, his cow. The cow wasn't really Newob's, but he thought it was, as did all the people of Yankton. To have taken from JIS lips this governmental nipple was more then he could bear, so he pined away and died and was huried here temporarily. I say temporarily feecnuse the "ex"-offleials said they could not allow him permanent burial here,' he having been nothing Dut a private citizen and a poor newspaper man. The sexton aid further that lie had orders to resur rect AnnaniasNewob and send him to the Holy Land,there to be laid with his ances tors —Annias and Sap hira, and while 1 stood gazing on departed. Greatness, •from the silence of sorrow ul homes the desolate mourners came lovingly laden with flowers all for thc.r friends, none for their foes." Gentlemen, I invite you to visit as we have, Yankton-it is the Mecca of Dako ka. Yes by all means sec it and die. Then join that glorious army of discharg ed officials and bivouac of the newspaper men.for these are the creatures that guard with solemn sound the imbicile dead. Edmunds, Barlett Tripp. Bow en of the Press and Dakotaian. Public Debt Statement. WASHINGTON, April 2.—The following is a recapitulation of the department statement issued to-day: Three and one half per cents $ 508.480,000 00 Four and one-half. Fours Three* Itefnnding certificates Navy pension fnnd Total interest bearing debt Matured debt Legal tender* OertiAcute* of deposit Gold and silver certificates Fractional currency Total without interest Total debt principal Total interest Cash in the treasury Debt less ctfh in treamiry I Recreate during March Decrease since June 30 Cu rant liabilities, interest due and unpaid Debt on which interest ceased Interest thereon Gold and silver certificate* U. 8. note* held for redemption certificates Balance available 'M^ a* JAMESTOWN 250.000,000 00 737.554.100 00 200,5-0.500 00 384,450 00 1.40),000 Oft 1.358,118,050 86 10.575,155 00 340.740.101 00 9,715,000 0l 152,595,051 00 7,010,578 81 510.060,730 81 1,879,748,970 07 12,217,29s 55 315,034.883 40 1.576.9( 1.288 16 9.344.826 37 111,983.172 56 16.052,257 44 10.574.195 25 386,453 29 152.595,051 00 9,715,000 00 149,159,086 27 $315,031,983 46 Available assets Cash in the treasury Bonds issued to Pacific railways, interest payable h.v th« U. S., principal outstanding interest .iccured not yet paid Interest paid by U. 8 leterext paid by the companies by transportation si-tvi^e By cash payment,live per cent, net earning* Ba ance of interest* paid by the 815,034.993 46 64,6C3,512 00 909,352 R8 57.283,888 10 16,4".6,333 86 655,1168 87 40,191,9^6 37 Almshouse Horrora. BOSTON, Aprii 3—A witness in alms house investigation gave the details of a man who was put into a cell intoxicated and died in four days from neglect. He saw a light in the trunk room at night several times after the inmates hnd re tired, and going quietly one night saw Captain Marsh opening trunks and tak ing clothing from them. Mrs. Hope, the housekeeper, now in Middietown, told him she saw the same thing and that most valushle drsses were taken by Mrs. Marsh to her private store room and made over for the Davis girls. Twenty chil dren in one w«rd use?) to cry at night be cause of hunger. One night out of curiosity he went to the hurrying ground and saw four bodies resurrected and dnyen off in a wagon. The state of the food for the inmates and insane was al ways very poor, and the allowance of other food very slender. A pian who drove the hospital team told witness that he bad taken tip sixty-eight bodies in eight months. The man was dissatisfied then but next day showed a }500 bill, which he said Marsh had given him. Witness was afterwards appointed with his wife to the care of the female insane. The trunks of the insane had been taken away. The beds of straw were in a rotten conditio!) with insufficient clothing and the cells in filthy condition. One insane woman was in a dirty celi in tiic aMic and entirely without clothing and almost a skeleton. The assistant said she was violently insane and would tear the clothes if she had any. She only had one meal a earned her by an idiotic girl who said she had always taken care of the won an. lie watched and fpupd that the girl threw the food away and came back with an empty plate telling that the woman had eaten all he food, in five or six weeks they bad the woman out ot the cell and 19 the silting room, so changed that her husband ditj not know her. Her name was Mary Barron. Gov. Butler—What was her husband's m»me? WitneM-s-J don't know. He lives in Boston. Gov. Butler—Sever mind, tjic news papers will bring him to me to-morrow. On cross-examination witness said: Of sevcaty-two children born there only one lived. of Pater Cooper "FC\V YORK, April 4.—Peter 4'ooper died of pneumonia at 3:30 this a. m, aged P2 years. Mr. Cooper celebrated his 92nd birthday on Feb. 12th- He has been VOL 5. JAMESTOWN, STUTSMAN COUNTY, D. T„ FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1883. ailing for some time with a slight cold and on Sunday was compelled to remain in bed. His family phystciau was summoned and at once discovered that the patient was suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia. Mr. Cooper's advanced years were a great draw back to his re covery. About 2" o'clock this a.m., he called his son ex-Mayor Cooper and Mrs. Abram Hewitt, his daughter, and her family to his bed side, saying to them that he knew lie had not long to live and that they must become reconciled to the fact. His death was at exactly 3 a. m. He remained conscious up to the time of demise and made several remarks in re gard to family affairs. Many friends of the family and prominent citizens called at the house this a. m. and expressed sympathy with the bereaved family. Mr. Cooper was born in this city Feb. 13th 1791. lie lived a life full of honors from his early boyhood. The Indi&is. ST. LOUIS, April 3.—A dispatch from Globe, Arz., says a Silver Belt newspaper has received the following from San Car los. The Indian captured here this fore noon is Boriotish of Eskhcoish's baud. He says: "1 left Chihuahua three days ago. There are tv/o bands in Arizona. Chalos with twenty-five men and Gerom mas with eighty men. The Juli Utes arc left in tne Batuco mountains, Mexico, with three men and five women. Loco is in a stronghold four days march south east from Casa Grande with fourteen remnants of a victorious band, and all the women of the bands now out. Natcliet, Cochise's son, is with Chato. The two bands left camp in Mexico twenty-two days ago. One came to the Whetstone mountains, near Tombstone. The other came up into Arizona further cast. I left .e band near Pueblo Viego. They in tided to go north to the Moglan moun tain, circle it at night and then go south to 1 lie place where Col. Gorcia had a fight last year. These Indians are all from San Curl is reservation except fourteen of Victoria's old band. They left the reser vation a year ago. These are all the In dians'in New Mexico 011 the warpath and controlled by Gcrommos. Loco lives apart from them. A majority want to return to the reservation and l.oco is anxious to surrender,'but the others will not- let tlicin." The Indian captured is ironed in in the guard house. One Eyed Indian. WASSHI'GTOJ«*, April 4—The following letter from a Sioux Indian was received received at the Indian department to-day: PTXE RIDGE AGENCY-, DAKOTA. Hon. Commissioner of Indian affairs, Washington. Sin:—1 am a friend of Great Fathers and am going in white man's ways. 1 have noticed white men cutting wood and I thought I would be like a white man and chop some wood for my wife. A piece of wood flew up and put my right eye out, and now 1 would like the Great Father to send me another eye. I can have it put in here. I have always been a friend of the white man and am bringing my children up in white man's ways. I am getting old and wish my Father would send me a cane when you send the eye. Please send a brown one, that is the color of my other eye. 1 hope the Great Father will do as I ask. I shake hands with a good heart. [Signed] Your friend, BLUE HORSE. A (Jurlous caae. BOSTON. April 3.—Suit begun to recover $5,000 damages from Rev. John H. Glen ning and Archbishop Williams, of this diocese, brought by the parents of Lizzie Gannon. In 1879 the girl was a child of thirteen and was attacked with a nervous disorder which had a peculiar effect upon her mental condition. She became greatly infatuated with some cuts in paper im ages, which she thought were angels sent by her brothers, who were dead. Father Flemming was sent for, and took the images and kept them, refusing to returp them. The girl fell into such paroxsysms the physicians thought they should be re turned to her to enable her to recover or keep alive, but ooth Father Glenning and Archbishop Williams refused to consent. Parnell Slakes Statement. LONDON, April 2.—In the house of com mons Parnell s&td the recent report ot an interview with Okely and himself in the French papers was substantially accurate. The interesting part of the statement is that the gentleman says the British gov ernment took the initiative in the Kil mainliam treaty, making overtures to Parnell while in jail, and also says the statement of Lord Carlingford to the effect that Parnell himself made the first overtures was maccuraie and untrue. Mr. Gladstone, at the conclusion of Par nell's avowal, indorsed the correctness of Carlingford's statement. The Northwest Boom. ST, PALI., Apnl 5—The night train leaving here on the Northern Pacifip railway last night carried 3f*0 passengers destined for points in western Dakota, among them were eighty German colonists bound for a point thirty miles west of Mandau. This i» only the beginning of a large colony for which six townships have been reserved. The Dakota colony from Elmira, N. Y., arrived this morning numhering sixty people, for Bismarck. They are accompanied by C. E. Pierson, presides!. LQSi.e & Co's., and Copp, secre tary, all from Elmira. Mr. Frank Fisjier, editor of the Elmira Gazette and Free ess. accompanies the party to gain such knowledge of the Northern Pacific country as wijl enable him to give correct information to his people relating to the advantages of the Northern Pacfiic country. The equipment of the road i» 'i Wv already taxed to its utmost capacity and the officers are now puzzled to know how to supply cars in numbers sufficient to meet the demand of travel. Excitement in London. LONDON, April C.—Exciting events to day crowded each other so fast their im portance could scarcely be realized until later hoys of the night admitted com plete summing up. Surprises include the unearthing of the most important dyn ainiie factory ever discovered arrest of four ruin breeders in London and one in Birmingham attempt on government magazine in Ireland reception of incen diary letters in London and discovery of an astonishing and audacious scheme of nihilists to blow up the czar's residence at Moscow. The excitement over these affairs is not confined to government officers, but apparent ou the street to even the most casual of observers. The Indian Troublas. SANTA FE, N. M., April 5.—A small band of Indians passed near Deming this morning. Captain Martin and two com panies are in pursuit. Generals Cook and MacKenzie held a conference at Albu querque to-day. General Crook will make an aggressive campaign in Arizona with a view to carrying secretary Teller's idea of wipping out the entire band of Chichuha hostiles under the leadership of old Juh, supposed to he scattered through Chichuha mounts, Arizonia. CONDENSED TELEUKAMS. ALBANY, Aprtl 4—Jennie Patten, EdDa Murphy and Lu^a Hewitt, children, were drowned while playing 011 the ice near Volatic. EVANSVILLE, lnd., April 4 Judge Walter O. Gresham, who was appointed postmaster general to-day, is in the city holding court. MILWAUKEE, April 4—The earnings of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail way for March 1S83 were $2,440,000 against $1,561,000 in 18S2. ST. PETEHSBCKG, April 5.—The local chief of policc and all others who con tributed to the comfort of the crews of the Jeanette and Rodgers have beon dec orated by the czar. NEWAUK, N. J., April 5.—Two brothers named Dania and two named Carbo, all Italians, fought to-dny with knives in a saloon. Darria brothers were taken to the hospital. One probably fatally cut. The Carbos fled. WASHINGTON, April 5.—The treasury department to-day purchased 393,000 ounces of silver for delivery at mints. There is no truth in the report that the foreman of the grand jury refused to sign the indictments against Senator Kellogg. BUFFALO, April 5.—Jas. Robinson, re cently married in this city to a Toronto lady through an advertisement and by giving her a bogus cheek for $100,000, de caihped Canada, taking with him a $75 gold-headed cane and overcoat belonging to Rev. Dr. Stratton, who performed the ceremony. Robinson was arrested at Hamilton, Ont. CHICAGO,April 5.—Tribunes Missouri Valley, la., special: Two days ago John Moss and Wm, Points had a brutal rough and tumble fight, lasting over an hour, in which Points had a finger bitten off and Moss lost his nose. Points died from his injuries to-day. The quarrel was about a woman for whose affections they were rivals, MILWAUKEE, April 5.—A Manitowoc dispatch says George Rithsack, wife murderer, escaped from jail last night. He descended into the jail water closet, passing along until he reached the door and made his escape. No clue to his whereabouts has yet been discovered. Telegrams for his arrest have been sent to all adjoining towns, but it is thought he is still in the city. CINCINNATI, April 5.—Commercial Ga r.ettej Parkersburg Wejt Va. special: Barney Doyle and daughter were mur dered last night at West Union, Dodge county West Va.. by robbers. He was known to keep money in the house His second daughter was beaten with a poker and left for dead, but recovered to-day and told the story of the crime. James Hains and sou were arrested and placed in jail. PANAMA, April 3.—Severe arid contin uous rioting has taken place along the line of the canal originating in the race httred between the Jamaicans and Car thapenians. Some twenty of the former have been massacred, and the govern ment finds itself uuable to restore order Arms are be.ng indiscriminately pur chased )a no work is going on and as there are about 8,000 men dringing freely se rious trouble is anticipated 011 the isth mus which is being rapidly overrun by the dregs of all nations. DeLesseps leaves the isthmus to-day for New Yrk. He insists that the canal will be finished in J8SS. SAN FRANCISCO, April 5—in the case of Verona Baldwin on trial for shooting Lucky Baldwin the jury retired at noon, and after brief delay asked some further instn^ctions regarding the question of insanity and again retired, and at 2 o'clock returned a verdict of not guilty on the ground of insanity. The verdict was received with applause by the crowd ed audience. The judge ordered court cleared. A number of Miss Baldwin's friends and many strangers personally congratulated her, and ladies present got up quite an effusive scene over her ac quittal smilingly and much as a matter of course. BISMARCK, April 4.—Sales to the amount of #10,000 were yesterday made v»' ^M'—^-r"r'j4f' ggfeag at Bismarck in addition to Steele. Kidder county, Dakota. The agents office was early beseiged by eager purchasers anx ious to examine the plat. W WIINGTON, April 4—President Ar thur leaves for Jacksonville to-morrow. The report that he will visit Yellowstone park soon is said to be without truth. He will be accompanied by Secretary Chand ler, C. E. Miller and Private Secretary Pruden. CHICAGO, April 4.—Santa Fe specials says: Forsythe reports that lie lost the trail on the Chihuahua mountains, the Mexican news says that the maran deny band were driven from Sonora into Ar izona, but before crossing the line they killed 52 persons south of the Mexico Boundary. Nothing is yet heard from Blacks command, CHICAGO, April 4—At the Chester prisoti at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon four convicts escaped. William McCor mick, serving a five year's sentence for violation of the postal laws was shot through the upper part of the right leg. James Rogers for the same offense was shot in the shoulder, another shot and slightly wounded. All were speedily captured and placed in solitary confine ment. The tumolt lasted ten minutes. PKOVIDENCE, R. I., April 4.—The vote of Providence resulted as follows Bourn 3,530 Sprague 3,202 Cutter 104 scat tering 8 total vote of state according to journal returns Bourn 13,101 Sprague 10,230 Cutter 707 scattering 18. Bourn's majority 2140 Bourn's plurality over Sprague 2865 republican strength in the general assembly is about the same as last year tota[ vote in the state increased 8,529 over last year republican vote in creased 3042. CHICAGO,April 4.—The railway Age will publish a statement of railway construc tion. For first quarter of year '83 shows latter part of winter extremely unfavor able to road building account of severity of weather, heavy sno^1 storms, floods Hurry 111 iron trade causing timid hold off. Reports to the effect that the construc tion of the main track for that time was 155 miles against 1200 for same, period '82 when the weather was very mild and all conditions favorable. The mileage for year estimated at 8000 among leading amounts by states. The following are N. Y. 114, Arkansas 91, Arizona 62, Pennna. 73,t Montana 45, Florida 43, Missouri 40, IlKnois IS. FINANCE AND COMMERCE. By Af*ociatcd Press. New York Stock Market. NEW YORK, April 5. Northern Pacific preferred 86St. Parti, Minneapolis A Manitoba 160: Western Union 83ii. MONEY—Money 3®8. Closing offered at 3. Prime mercantile paper 6@7,^. Sterlingex banker* bill* strong at488.V. Ster ling ex demand 482K. Grain Kurksts. MILWAUKEE, April 5.—Wheat Steadier: No 2 hard HOJe No 3 104,V April 102: May 108^ June 109s,: No 3, 84tf No 4, 73: re jected. 59. Corn—Duil Xo S. S3. Oat*—Firm No. 243: white, 47 Barley—extra No 8, 56. CHICAGO, April 5.—Wheat—Active bat lower 1023 April 107','(?) 107,V joo jnn. 1184 July No 2 Chicaco spring, 10,V#1WV No S Chicago *prin«, 39 No 2 red winter. 105?,®106. Corn—Ousetiled and lower 49,'a®Sl?4' cni-h 49'» April 54.«@54.'i May 55^(3)55'! June 57J* July 57Ji August. Oat«—Active but lower 44 cash. The Valley City Banquet. In addition to the telegraphic report of the banquet at Valley City on Wednes day night, and in correction of some er rors that unfortunately crept into the same, we will give our readers a resume of the affair which was an exceedingly happy event, and one alike creditable to the enterprising people of that beautiful little city and complimentary to the dis tinguished members of the 14th legisla tive district in whose honor it was given. Ou arriving in the evening Hon. B. W. Benson took charge of the guests from a distance, conveyed them to his commo dious and handsome dwelling where by himself and amiable wife they were hos pitably entertained during their stay in the city. The banquet at night was given in the dining-room of the Kindred hotel, an elegant three-story building of brick, which has not yet been opened that business, a spacious room beautifully dec orated with flowers furnished by the city gardener, and the walls placarded with a welcome and the name ot each organized county in the legislative district.* At about nine o'clock in the evening a goodly number of the people had assembled which was increased to about two hun dred by ten o'clock, when they were in vited to sit down to a repast prepared by a professional caterer from Minneapolis, and such a feast, set before the people on three long and handsomely adorned tables tastily arranged by the ladies of ths city, at which Mr. J. Parkhouse presided as master of ceremonies and did it a man ner that added very much to the pleas ures of the occasion. After partaking heartily of the rich feast and beginning to round up on wine aud champagne, toasts were read and re sponded to as follows "Our Guests," response by Chas. Rich ardson, editor of the Times of that city, and others, which brought long and rapturous applause from the assemblage jr the "Iron Brigade." "Jsorth Dakota" was responded to by Hon. J. L. Wallace, ex-member of the legislature, which, though extempora neous and without previous notice or prepj aration, was an eloquent one. Mr. Wal lace is a farmer who lives about seven miles aoove Bismarck, is a North Dako tian heart and soui, and is a natural rouser on an impromptu speech* "The Press of North Dahota" was re sponded to by Col. C. A. Lounsberry, editor of the Bismarck Tribune, in his pleasant and unassumingjstyle, conclud ing by reading the letter he had sent a few day* before when he thought it^OSli H' ,i)»lif I I'HJ' a» -'i •'*PV.!'-i-.''Jv?''v".,lJ-,-'t:»' fas .V :-»v-si'\' -i .V be impossible to attend. Col. Louns berry has the distinction and honor of starting the first newspaper in.North Dakota, is known far and wide, and is honored and esteemed by all who know him as a valiant soldier, an able journal ist and an estimable gentelinau. "Our Common Schools" was responded to by superintendent E. A. Sager and many others, including the inimitable Wallace, in such a manner and spirit as shows conclusively that North Dakota founds and builds her future greatness upon the invulnerable corner stone of popular education. "Our Representatives" was responded to by Messrs. Nickeus, Williams and Benson. Mr. Nickeus reviewed the work of the late session of the legisla ture in extenso and closed with the sar castic reference to Yankton published yesterday morning. Mr. Williams, who was so ill that but for his personal con nection with the occasion he would not have left liis Wome, responded in a few appropriate remarks. Mr Benson, who is a man of works more than words, and who was one of the most effective and indefatiguable workers in the house of which he was a member, cordially thanked the people of his home city for the honor paid him in this token of their apprecia tion and endorsement extended alike to him and his colleagues. This closed the regular toasts after which the "feast of wit and flow of soul," with occasionally a parenthetical "Ho!" of champagne, continued until about three o'clock in the morning in which nearly all participated. A vote of thanks given with a gusto that made the bluffs of the Sheyenne re sound and "answer to the echo" was given Walter F. Jones, the invincible rustler who originated and worked up the Banquet to such an unoounded success, and to Jlr. Parkhouse, who so efficiently presided ou the occasion. At the close Hon. J. L. Williams ofiered the following resolution, tjind spoke in favor of its adoption in his forensic aid eloquent style which was adopted with three rous ing cheers for Messrs. Speaker Williams, Nickeus and Benson RESOLVED—That this meeting and leg islative district heartily endorse the able manner in which our members discharged their duties, and their votes and efforts to secure the passage of the capital re moval bill. There are 11.any names tbat deser/e special mention, ami whose efforts are none the less appreciated because they are not mentioned, but this would be in complete with mentioning Col. Marsh, the tirst, and up to last fall, register of deeds of Barnes county. He is one of the old "49ers" in the rush to California at which time he drove an ox team irom Milwaukee to Sacramento, and is one of the pioneers of the Sheyenne valley. He was numbered among the fore front in the banquet to the "Iron Brigade." Ural Estate Business. Appolonia Klaus to Peter Aubertin, lot 5, blk 50, Klaus ad, 1400. Sarah Jones to Carrie Nelson, lot 120 Jones & Vennum's ad, 200. Ed Mnes to Luin Graves, nhf lot 18» blk 33, $300. Chas 31 Hutchison to Walter Hughes, lot 5, blk 46, Klaus' ad, |2,900. John McGiunis to David Goodman, lot 6, blk 45 Capitol Hill ad, $200. Wm Lloyd, jr., and wife to Wm Dunstan, lots 1 and 2, blk 13, McGinnis' 2nd ad, $950. Henry Manns and wife to W H.Camp bell whf lot a, blk 36, $1,000. Dakota Land Co. to I) W Philips, of St Paul, lot 3, blk 20, Cleveland, (54. David Curtin to Burns, lot 11, blk 2, Curtin's 2nd ad, $200. 1 Wade to Wm Lloyd, jr., trustee, nhf lot blk 39, $1,600. Marshall McClure to Wm Fislier, lot 1, blk 2, Mansfield & Foley's ad, $150. Theodore Branch to Wm A Stowel, lots 1 and 3, blk 18, Lloyd's ad, $500. N Fanning and wife to Benja min, lot 7, bik 19, Lloyd's ad, $1,200. Long to N Fanning, neq sec 4, tp 138, 62, $1,100. Carveth & Clark to Wm Dudley, neq sec 20, tp 142, 64, $1,400. Leonard Fried and wife to Anrton Fried nhf sec 35, tp 142, G2, $650. White and Hoy to Jacob Laux, lots 1 to 8 inclusive, and ?5 to 2$ inclusive, Sum mit Place, lots S, 9, 10, blk 3, lot 1, blk 4, lot 3, blk S, and lots ]9 and 20, blk 12, Wadswortli's ad, $2,980. Smith W Leslie to Francis E Jones, nwq sec 26, tp 140, 65, $2,000. llosen Ristine to Joseph Fullcnwi der, sec 3, tp 144, 65, $4,000. Wilcox & Ciapp to Anna W Pool, lot 3, blk 52. Klius' ad, $450. Ada Trubshaw to John Trubshaw, nwq sec 12, tp 142, 65, $1,800. John 15 Austin to Wm Lloyd, swq sec 10. tp 140, 63, $2,700. Helen E Dean to Michael Murphy, swq sec 24, tp 144, 66, J1.500. James Dunn and wife to John McGec, lots 1. 2, 3 and 4, sec 47,* tp 139, 67, $3, 700. John McFadden to Franc E Wolcott, swq sec 4, tp 149, 61, $900. Klaus, Hager & Haupt to A W Combs, contract, lot 5 blk 1, Park add, $300. Town and Higbee to Cornwall, lot 7, blk 9, Eldridge, $40. US to Adolphus Harrington, neq see 20, tp 141, 64, $382. S to Thos Alstad, ehf nwq and wq neq sec 32, tp 150, 60, $300. S to Clarence Bassett, swq see 3, tp 149, 65, $200. S to John Thompson, seq sec 10, tp 137, 62, $400. S to Mary Burke, neq sec 2$, tp 144, 66, $400. S to Xaver Fuchs, nwq sec 32, tp 143 64, $400. S to Edward Dickenson, seq sec 12, tp 140, 62, $382. i:'?" y'y«,v'- S to James Dunn, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, sec 4, tp 139, 67, $382.45. THE tide of emigration that is sweep, ing toward the Northwest is the marvel of the age. Nothing like it has ever been known in the history of the settlement of any country, and much of this is due to the facilities for emigration. Emigration to California in the days of its boom was attended by a long and tedious journey across the plains which was attended by many dangers. From three to four montlA time ou the way, a pilgrimage across the great American desert, the home of the savages, who looked with no degree of approval upon the invasion of their domain. Hundreds died of disease on the way and exposure, and still other hundreds fell victims to the rapacity of the Aboriginee, and still large numbers took up the line of march to that country. Now from two to five days will carry the emigrant in comfortable condition from almost the uttermost parts of the Union to Dakota, and they are coming by the thousand, yes, by the tens of thousands. Many are even now pushing forward still farther west to Montana, Idaho and Washington territories, This is a great country, and there is room for millions more. WE believe that Noah spent one hun dred and twenty years building the ark, and then took his own family ana two of every kind of beast, fowl, serpent and insect into it and went on a boat excur sion to Mount Ararat, while every living thing else drowned, even to the fishes and all amphibious animals we believe that Let's wife turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back upon the val ley of Sodom and Gomorrah and saw her new silk dress and latest style hat con sumed in the brimstone blizzard (such 31 sight would make a woman so mad that sue would turn into salt) and that Mr. Lot and the two Misses Lot did not look back to sec what had become of tlic old lady: we believe that Moses struck water in a solid Dakota granite rock with his cane when the Israelites kicked against marching any further without water we believe that the waters of the Red Sea walled up on either side like banks of snow on either side of a railroad track in Minnesota so that tho Israelites could cross and get out ot the comer in which they were hemmed by Pharaoh and his Egyptian hosts we believe Pharaoh and his gang were caught in high water and a long way from shore when they under took to follow the kids of Israel we be lieve that Solomon was talking from the knowledge of experience, and had hu nine hundred wives in mind when he said "All is vanity and vexation of spirit," and we further believe it was about this time of the year, when the latest spring fashions began to show up in the millinery stores and his wives all read the advertisements iu tbe Alert that the thought was impressed upon him we believe that Jonah was swallowed by a whale and like a Montana cow hoy carved bis way oat with a jack knife in three day's time without rations we lieve that Saul of Tarsus wast tnuidenly and miraculously ewtoted .while on hit way from Jerusalem to Damascus to lynch the ChnMians. We believe all tuese things and main- toOTt that we might name, but to ask u* fv Mlieve the statement that Ben Kutier baa beea made a life long ni?mler of HH .. .• V,--'.' r'r- v'At'vt 1. ..f1f." ':." -V'-" ".' --v •,'::: •^••V-\ :,:. y.^y^y- .,.'a NO&7- II S to Ada Trubshaw, nwq sec 12, tp 142, r65, $400. S to Herbert Fenwick, nwq sec 4, tp 142, 64, $400. S to Walter E Downs, neq sec 6, tp 140, 65, $370, 8 to John Parker, nwq sec 29, tp 149, 64, $200. A MODERN philosopher, philanthropist or whatever euphonious name he may take upon himself has sprung up in New York and proposes to re-organize the laws and public sentiment oil the subject of hanging, maintaining that both are wrong upon the subject and that the ex termination of murderers and worse per sons. He might employ bis talents to better advantage in reorganizing aBd reforming the malefactors before they commit^ crime. s| THE death of the venerable Peterl Cooper, of New York, is the loss of a good if not a very great man. He was a man of wealth, but he employed it in aiding his fellowmen instead of to crush? them. Rather than live so that his wealth might do good after him he lived so that 5 the good he did with it might live after him. As a financier, and as a philan thropist he was a success, but as a poli-! ticiam he was a failure, and now that he is dead how insignificant his failure as a politician as compared with lus success in the great fields named. He died at the advanced age of ninety-two years: ORDINARILY it is indiscreet In a public office to write a letter or any other dis claimer to vindicate himself from attacks made upon his official wisdom or honesty, for it is almost impossible to so effectu ally close up all the gaps so that his dis claimer cannot be picked to pieces and made look both ridiculous and evasive, in which newspapers as a general thing are not very scrupulous. "Oh, that mine enemy would write a book," is an old saying and one so suggestive that it has passed into an adage. Gov. Ordway has written and published a vindication of his action in connection with the capital re moval bill which though strong and well guarded is being picked to pieces by his adversaries. He, however, gives them a clincher iu showing that of fifteen votes for the bill in the lower house eight were from Southern Dakota, and of tbe seven in the council four were from south of the 46th parallel, and that in the twenty two votes for the bill iu both houses every district in the territory except Yankton was represented. tbe !%, •'tms id VrniM Men's Christian association ef M*MS chusetta is askiag too srach.