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1 tff-^ I ti 4 ••iv %&• "r "*:?y WO} "-'i J§4^-^ ^Uri. BY L.AH3HALL McCLTJKE. JAMKSTOWN, DAKOTA. A There are now more than 103,000 kuildfngs in New York city, and the number is rapidly increasing, as also the population of the city. "Chicago is a religious center," says a Chicago paper, but the truth of the remark is questioned by St. Louis rivals and "the rest of mankind." Congressman Murphy of Iowa, a leading champion of the Hennepin canal project, thinks it stands a good chance of getting its first appropria tion of public money from the next congress. The amount to be asked for next winter is $1,000,000. The enfranchisement of a vast num ber of new voters in England makes the coming election of great interest. Where will they go, is the absorbing question. To capture them is the great object of both parties, and to do this, the American methods of elec tioneering have been set at work in every direction. Although there was a decrease in the immigration of the United States dur ing the month of August last, as com pared with the same month last year, and also a decrease in the number of im migrants for the eight months ending August 31, 1885, as compared with the same period for 1884, yet the number of immigrants from Scotland slightly increased in and for both periods. The immigration from Ire land continues to decline, while that from Italy increases. The grand jury at St. Paul indicted a number of gamblers and it is sup posed that public gambling will be dangerous business hereafter for a time at least. Nobody believes, how ever, that the vice will be exterminat ed. It has taken too deep root for that. Various forms of lotteries,pool selling, raffles, grain options, etc., are still considered respectable, and edu cate thousands into a condition to demand the stronger excitement of games interdicted by law. When the Canadian government crushed Kiel's rebellion the wives and children of the unfortunate rebels were left in a pitiable condition. Their houses were burned and their proper ty taken from them. They are now obliged to shelter themselves in rude huts, open to every wind. They are almost naked in the day time, and without covering at night. The only food they have is nuts, and the gov ernment agents refuse to give them provisions. All the steamers sailing from Phil adelphia and New York for the past few months have been carrying as many steerage passengers back to Europe as they have been bringing hither. Many of the returning immi grants are miners, some farmers, and some skilled artisans who find it hard er to make a living in the United States than in Europe. The English and Welsh coal miners who are going back to England complain that they are driven out of employment by the Poles and Slavs. Cattle growers of the west .are mak ing great preparations for the meeting of the National Cattle growers' con vention which is to be held at St. Louis, November 23d. The meeting last year at the same place was large ly attended, and matters of much im portance to cattle men were discussed. Measures were taken for the detection and punishment of cattle thieves, the settlement of disputes and conflicting claims, etc. One topic uppermost last year was the proposition to establish a great cattle trail through certain states and territories. The project did not meet with much success, and the matter will hardly be urged this year. It was found that neither con gress nor the states interested would confer the grant required. Chicago has also a cattle convention on the 19th of October, which in some re spects is a rival of the St. Louis meet ing. Chicago is not content that all the cattle talk shaii be in the south, western city. The results of the late election in France is a surprise to Americans, who do not exactly understand its import. Here is a brief statement of the attitude of the various political parties. The Conservatives, who have made extensive gains are the Monarch ists of one faction or another. Some of them are adherents of Comte de Paris, others of the Bonaparte family. The Republicans or Moderates, are the supporters of the present ministry, •with Brisson and De Freycinet as the representative leaders. They are like wise partisans of M. Jules Ferry, form erly prime minister. The Radicals look to Clemenceau as their leader. They are as eager as the Monarchists for the overthrow of the Republicans, bot only that they may give thegov ernment more radical leanings. The Republicans wish to maintain a more parliamentary form of government, but the Radicals wish to abolish the senate and substitute in place of the chambers, as at present constituted, some body like the old convention of 1873. The loss of seats by the Repub licans will lead to a reconstruction of the present ministry. LATEST NEWS SUMMARY. Senator Sabln outlioN. and Business. Speaking of the business outlook here, Senator P. M. Subin, of Minnesota, who WHBstopping at theGilsey house.N. Y., said to si reporter: I find in this city and Boston a dceidedly better feeling in many branches of business, and in fact all interests appear much more hopeful and confident. This is equally true, if not more so, of our Western country. Although crous are not so large as have been known, the grade is excellent and prices improving. Our own state is exceedingly prosperous, and St. Paul and Minneapolis continue to surprise even the most extravagant ex pectations of their friends. I look to see them outrank all rivals, and the time will come wlien railroad rates will be from New York to St. Paul and Minneapolis, instead of Chicago. "Is the Northern Pacific railroad pros perous now?" "Yes. Henry Villard, who built that road, was a man of great attainments and great constructive ability. The only trouble was that he saw too far ahead. The peo ple of t'.ie west were not quite prepared for his scheme. believe he was thorough ly honest, however, and do not believe he saved a cent out of the ruin in which he was involved. I was talking with a number of gentlemen connected with the road, and they all speak in the highest terms of its prospects, and the people of Minnesota certainly regard it as one of the greatest properties of this continent, and feel very proud that its terminus is in our state." From Washington. Hon. A. A. Adee, United States assistant secretary of state, was in Halifax getting information about the iish catch. The Indiana delegation presented the name of prof. J. H. Sharp of Indianapolis as a member of the civil service commis sion. Attorney General Garland, during his recent outing, killed seven deer, fourteen wild turkeys, and hundreds of ducks and wild geese. It turns out that Maj. Swindall was ap pointed clerk at the Crow Creek agency af ter all. Agent Gassinan's wish fathered the statement to the coutrary. A. B. Dickerson of New Jersy lias been appointed chief of a division in the office of the controller of the currency, vice F. A. Miller, resigned. Mr. Dickerson was recent ly appointed cheif of a division in the Sixth auditor's oftice. The president has not used a sheet of government paper or a government en velope since he has been in the White House, and he has used the same old pen for six months. lie buves his own station ery. 1 The division of abandoned lands and property of the treasury department, has Sl.'5,G0O,0)0 in its charge, proceeds of cot ton taken from plantations in the south during the war. The money awaits legiti mate claimants. I The president lias appointed the follow ing. Jabez L. M. Curry ol Virginia, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotenti ary to Spain, vice Foster, resigned Charles 1 A. Zollinger, pension agent at Indianapolis A. M. B. Shafer, receiver of public moneys nt Kvanston, Wyo., and Charles Coryell, recover of public moneys at Del Norte, Colo. The president has made the following ap pointinents:—To be Receivers of Public Moneys—Samuel L. Gilbert at Wichita, Kas. William C. Jordan at Montgomery, Ala. Oliver Sherman at North Platte, Neb. Samuel G. Glover at Valentine, Neb. To be Receivers of Land Ofiices—William Ne ville at North Platte S. F. Batelle at Valen tine, Neb. Freeman Barnum, collector of internal revenue, First district of Missouri William G. Austin, special examiner of drugs and medicines for the district of New Orleans. The secretary of the interior has made a decision against the appeal of Luther Har rison, ex-assistant commissioner of the land office, from the order of Commissioner Sparks, denying to him the right of prac tice as an attorney before the interior de partment, under the terms of the act of June 1, 1872, which provides: "It shall not be lawful for any person appointed after June 1,1872, as an officer, clerk or employe in any department to act as counsel, attorney or agent for the prosecu tion of any claim which was pending in the department while he was such officer, nor to aid in the prosecution of any such claim within two years next after he shall have ceased to be an officer or employe" This opinion applies to all persons who have either resigned or been dismissed from any department during the present adminstra tion. Personal Mention. Robert Cathcart, a Louisville pool seller, died suddenly inCincinnati. I Richard Grant White left an estate worth 185,000. He had inherited most of it. Mrs. Moriarity, lately deceased, who I kept the Yale college chop house left a for tune of $40,000. I John G. Whittier says the story about his brother planting a colony in North Carolina is bogus, because he has no brother living. Senator Jones of Nevada has received ac csssion to his income of over §250,000 a year, through the wonderful output of the Paris mountain, Alaska, gold mine, in which he has much stock. Judge Theodore ft. Westbrookwas found dead in bed at his room in the Troy house, Troy, N. Y. Judge Weatbrook became famous through the Tweed suit which was brought before him to recover $6,000,000, stolen from the city. Ex-Governor Thomas Talbot of Massa chusetts is dead. In 1872 he was elected lieutenant governor, and served as acting general when Gov. Washburn was elected to fill Senator Sumner's unexpired term. Three years later he was elected governor, and served one 1 1 erm. He later became chairman of the state board of health, lunacy and charity, serving until 1884, when be resigned. Record of Casualties. Charles Davidson, while painting the I ceiling of a high building at Evansville,Ind., fell through the elevator into the cellar and was killed. Crimes and Criminals. At the preliminary hearing of John Cra mer at Mansfield, Ohio, the prisoner con fessed that James Winans had killed Clara Hough, the young lady who was murdered a short time ago. Hon. W. S. Mullens and W. W. Watson, both of Bvhalia, Miss., had a personal difficulty at Holly Springs. Miss., in which the latter was shot in the stomach and in stantly killed, each firing two shots. A robbery which occurred at Newton, Mass., has just been made public. Theprop erty taken was diamond jewelry, which the thieves found in the second story of ex Gov. Claflin's house on Walnut street. Newtonville. The jewelry taken was val ued at over $8,000. 1 Chief Brooks, of the treasury secret s«r vice, arrested five Italians, two of whom were women, for passing counterfeit coin. They live on a rented farm in a neighboring county of Maryland and have been in the habit of coming into market apparently as innocent hucksters or purchasers. The release of Matt Zimmerman, under sentence( of death through the sharp prac tice of his attor.iey. L. C. Burr of Lincoln, continues to excitc great indignation throughout Nebraska. United States Com missioner Haville, who released Zimmer man on $5,000 straw bail, is now under arrest. The strange and wild story ofJohnWil son who staggered into the Twelfth street station at Chicago proclaiming himself a murderer, is true. He is wanted for the murder of Anthony Daly, who disappeared I mysteriously about the middleof February, 18F4, from his farm in Montgomery county, near. Ivy Hill cemetery. Pa. A short I time Rfo in Chicago he met a child greatly resembling that of the murdered man. At th« sight of the little one the old feeling of remorse returned and he says drove him into a frenzy. Since then he has known no peace of mind, he got drunk and hired a boy to take him to a police station, where he made his startling confession. Mah Yim, charged with thoassassination of See Choy, is on trial at Portland, Ore gon. The "best legal tajent in the state is engaged on both sides of the case. The case is a most peculiar one and attracts great attention among Chinese residents. The assassin and his victim were both high members of the Chinese Masonic order. The murder was perpetrated in a Masonic lodge during its session. The motive prompting the deed is not known. Mah Yims' counsel claim that the defendant is innocent and that the murder was com mitted by another prominent Chinese Ma son, who was permitted to make his escape, and all the members of tho order are en deavoring to have the innocent man con victed. It is claimed that See Choy was murdered for divulging some Masonic se crets. The whole case is involved in much mystery. Foreign Gossip. Parnell has improved greatly in his ora tory during the two past years. When he entered political life he was a very poor speaker. The English government continues to re fuse admission to the mails copies of the New York Irish World, addressed to parties in Ireland, und seizes copies of the pa per found in the possession of persons traveling in Ireland. Parliament will be dissolved on the 17th of November. The government will present to the new parliament a bill to cheapen and simplify the transfer of land. The govern ment is carefully studying the subject of local government, and intends to submit a bill for the establishment of county bocrds. The French election returns so far received show a Conservative gain of 96 seats. Traffic has been stopped in the vicinity ol the Gaulois office, and the Figaro building is also guarded. Tradesmen are suffering in their business, as they are compelled to close their establishment at an early hour. The returns for the department of the Seine is expected to be in favor of the Radicals. Official advices have been received from Ras Alula, the commander of the Abyssin ian expedition inarching to the relief of the beleagued garrison at Kassala, to the ef fect that, after a severe battle, the Abyssin ians defeated a large force of dervishes un der Osman Digna, and that 3,000 dervishes were killed in the encounter. The Abyssin ian general is now rapidly advancing on Kassala. An official report has reached the United States minister at Lisbon, that fifty Meth odist missionaries from this country, men, women and children, under care of a bishop, recently landed on the west coast of Africa in an utterly destitute condition and be came at once a charge on the local govern ment of Bcnguela. A tract of land was granted them on which to make a perma nent settlement. John Dillon, presiding at the meeting oi the National league at Dublin, warned ten ants who contemplated the immediate pur chase of land not to pay more than the amount of ton years' rental of the same. The people he said must either buy or fight for land, and the price he indicated was, in his opinion, a fair compensation to land lords. It was announced that the parlia mentary fund amounted to $5,000. The returns show that the Conservatives have won sixty seats in seventeen of the eighty-seven departments, and have al most beaten two cabinet ministers and made a second ballot necessary to decide the fate of two others. M. Goblet, minister of public instruction, and M. Mangou, min ister of commerce, are the cabinet officers who have been defeated by the mob. In 81 departments 105Conservatives and 141 Republicans liavo been elected. The Con servatives have gained *J3 seats and lost 5. It will be necessary to have 202 second ballots. The. Paris correspondent of the News forcasts elections of 200 Loyalists and 160 Radical, the remainder being mod erate republicans. Tho London Times publishes an inter view its Paris correspondent had with Prince Hohenlolie, the German embassador to France, respecting the rccent elections for members of the chamber of deputies. Prince Hohenlolie said: In my opinion, the only possible way. under the circum stances, to form a stable government is by a union of the two Republican sections of the chamber, as I am afraid the radical Left minority will not defer to the desires of the moderate Left majority regardiug governmental measures. Europe has hitherto been enabled to live on good terms with the French republic, but the republic of to-morrow may differ from the republic of yesterday. IftheConservatives usetlieir comparative victory solely in the interest of the country they may easily contribute toward maintaining or even improving the relations of France with the rest of Europe. If, however, they should use their increased force.? to disturb the situation, and call in to question the established order of things, France would enter into a period oi troubles and agitations, and would re quire the closest watching by foreign states men. Every oscillation in France at the present time makes a sensible difference in the political calculations which now occupy the attention of Europe. General News. The yield of lead ore in the Galena mines last month was 1,200,000 pounds. The Michigan supreme court declares the new Egan election law unconstitutional. FiTty Irish-Americans are to be sent to Ireland to assist Parnell in electioneering. The American Free Trade league calls for a national conference, to be held at Chicago Nov. 1. Editor Dunne, of the Miles City Ma verick, shows up roller link abuses, and Deputy Sheriff Bishop, who is interested in one, knocks out four of his teeth and blackens his eye. Mrs. Lena Branz of Chicago has sued the three brothers Lynch to recover $25, 000, the value she attaches to her long golden hair, which they cut off without he* permission. The court of appeals of New Yoik decid ed that the dedication of a sum of money to be expended in masses for the souls of the dead is recognizable in law as a legal disposition of it. What costly luxuries lawsuits may prove to be is shown in a special from JVaterloo, Iowa. Eleven years' litigation over $45 worth of calf has already cost $20,000 and bankrupted several worthy farmers. Thomas MacKarness, dealer in cigars, to bacco and fruits, at Helena, Mont., made an assignment to E. W. Toole. Hisindebt edness amounts to about $6,000, and hia assets are reported to be about $5,000. A meeting of solid business men of Vir ginia was recently held at Natural Bridge to consider the project of asking the feder al government to pay West Virginia's por tion of the original debt, since the govern nu nt created that state out of old Virgin ia. Upon the committee appointed at the Brooklyn meeting of the Irish sympathizer* to go to Ireland and assist in the campaign of Mr. Parnell and his associates arc Con gressman P. A. Collins and John Boyle O'Reilly of Boston. Neither of these gen tlemen favors the project, believing it en tirely unnecessary, as Mr. Parnell docs not need assistance of that kind. Mr. Col lins said, when a^ked if he would go: No: nor will anybody else. If they want to do anything for the cause, why don't they do as others are doing—send over money? Gen. Lew Wallace, ex-minister to Turk«y, in an interview saysin regard to the Balkan trouble: I do not think any action will be taken by Turkey until the signatory powers meet. The sultan has too much common sense to rush haphazard into war. He will await the issue of a conference. Incase of disagreement between the powers the whole of Europe will lie swept into hostili ties Russia. France, and Italy on the on« side and England and Austria on the other. Germany.guided by Bismarck, will endeavor to act as abitrator. Austria would im mediately take possession of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Russia would occupy Bul earia andRoumetia. The conference is most likely to result in statu quo. One of the world's greatest ware will happen before the crescent disappears from the Bosphorua. Cardinal McCloslty Near Death. The following bulletin was issued from Cardinal McClosky's residence in New York by the clergy in charge: His eminence, the cardinal, has had for over two days a change in his condition which renders him very weak and appar 2ntly in great danger of death, so much so that it was considered prudent to adminis ter to him the last sacrament. Rev. Thomas G. Preston, chancellor and vicar general of the diocese, administered the last rights to his eminence. In conver sation with a reporter Father Preston Baid: The cardinal was a little bit brighter to day, and, while very low and weak, was quite cheerful. His condition, however, leaves us little hope. His advanc ed years, and the disease from which he has been suffering, together with a severe cold recently contracted by him, have had a tendency tohastoiihisend. He has lived along life of usefulness, and his reputation as an ecclesiastic is world-wide. Of course, in the event of his death, the office of cardinal will not be vacant long, because his grace Archbishop Corrigan is co adjutor bishop, with the right of succes sion, and he would become cardinal im mediately, without the necessity of confir mation by the authorities in Rome. A cir cular has been issued by the cathedral functioncu-ies to all the churches in the diocese asking for the prayers of the faith ful for his eminence. The following bulletin was issued by the cardinal's secretary: The cardinal made his usual profession of faith and received the holy viaticum by the ministration of Archbishop Corrigan. There were present Right Rev. Bishop Laughlin of Brooklyn, Monsignors Quinn and Farley, Rev. Dr. McDonnell, Rev. F. Donbresse, S. J., and the Catholic priests. A dispatch from the pope was received ex pressing his deep sorrow, and giving hit apostolic blessing. Judicial Methods in England Mid Ameri ca. A Washington letter states that Chief Justice Waite has derived very great bene fit from his three months' trip abroad. Some of the English papers, just before he, sailed for home, expressed regret that mora attention had not been paid him,and rather chided the bench and bar for failing to en tertain him, but the chief justice has no com plaints to make on this score. Before ho left the United States his physicians advised him that if he expected to recuperate, he must avoid all excitement, and particularly to abstain from the pleasures and tempta tions of set entertainments. Following this advice, he kept out of fashionable circles as much as possible, spending only about two weeks of his time in London and giving the remainder of his stay to quiet enjoy ment in the beautiful rural districts of Eng land and Scotland. On several oceasions he accepted invitations of distinguished members of the bench to sit by them while in the discharge of their ofiicial duties, and he was much struck with the comparison between court practices in England ami America. In England, the chief justice says, the judges decide questions much more promptly and in fewer words than in the United States. At the close of important cases in England the presiding judges will often consult a I moment or two and announce their decis ion before leaving the bench—so different from the practice in the United States, where judges will take days and weeks to get their decisions ready, and then put them in the form of lengthy essays. History of a Costly Calf Case. Waterloo (Iowa) Special: A lawsuit known as the Jones county calf case was concluded in the circuit court in this city. It is an action brought by Robert John son against E. V. Miller and six other defendants for malicious prosecu tion. Eleven years ago John Foreman oi Jones county had four calves stolen, and about the same time Robert Johnson, a neighboring farmer, bought some calves for S. D. Potter of Green county. These calves proved to bo the ones stolen from Foreman, and Johnson gave his note Tor $45 in payment for them. Soon after Joluieou wiw prosecuted by the Anti Horse Thief Association of Jones County for the theft of the calves. He was tried twice and acquitted, and in 1877 brought a suit against seven members of the association for malicious prosecution alleging that they did not have probable cause for commencing action. The case has been before the courts ever since and has been tried five times—once at Clinton, twice at Vin ton and twice at Waterloo—and each time except one the plaintiff received a ver diet running from $3,000 to §7,500, but each time the verdict has been set aside. The jury awarded him $7,000. The costs, attorney's fees and expenses entailed upoc all parties to the litigation growing out ol the theft of calves is estimated at over $20,000 and several prosperous farmera have been rendered bankrupt, while the calves in the first place were not worth over $50. Secretary Endicott Adheres and Gen. Sheridan Yields. Upon a request by Generals Sheridan, Schofield, Pope and Howard that their present pergonal aides be made exceptions to the recently issued order sending back to the regiments all officers who had been absent therefrom on de- I tached or staff duty four years or more, Secretary Endicott has had the subject brought to his attention, and has decided that no exception shall be made to the oper ation of tho order. The order was issued after long and careful consideration by the secretary, who fully knows the effect 'l would have. He has become convinced that under the prevailing system detached of ficers lose interest in their regiments, and its longer continuance would be demoraliz ing to the service. Gen. Sheiidan submits gracefully to the answer made by the secretary of war to hie protest against the removal of his aids. He appointed ilaj. T. W. Benteon, Fourth cav alry, and (.'apt. Stanhope Blunt, formerly ol the Thirteenth infantry and since 1874 ol the ordnance department. These gentlemen from their appointment receive the title and pay of lieutenant colonel. Capt. Davis and Capt. Gregory, whom they succeed, will lose this title and will receive instead of the $4,000 a year that attends these fash ionable assignments, $2,200 and $2,400 respectively. Capt. Davis will go to his regiment, the Fourteenth infantry, at Van Couver barracks. Capt. Gregory will go wherever he is assigned. Rather an Affectionate Family. Capt. A. P. Nelson was arrested in New York on complaint of Henry Patdee of Jersey City, who charged that Nelson had assaulted Mrs. Patdee. Nelson bore very positive evidences of having been blinded with vitriol. He tells this story: He married many years ago, and had six children. Eight years ago the youngest daughter married Patdee. Subsequently Capt. Nelson went to sea with his Vessel, and his wife went to live with her married daughter. Plight months ago the daugh ter died. The captain returned a few days ago and found that his wife had mar ried Patdee. He went to see her, and threatened her with prosecution. She told him she thought he was dead, poured the contents of a bottle of vitriol on him as he went down stairs,and the captain was taken to the hospital and Patdee and Mrs. Nel son were arrested on the double charge of bigamy and incest. The law there prohibits intermarriage between mother-in-law and son-in-law. A further charge of atrocious assault was preferred against the woman. Fasted to Death. Miss Veronica Bella, who performed a re markable fast in Syracuse, N. Y., died Thursday morning the 8th inst. Her fast be gan on Aug. 10, fifty-nine days ago, and since th^t time she did not touch a morsel of food, living entirely upon water, in which small quantities of morphine weredissolved. When she first declined to partake of food she weighed 140 pounds. As she Jay upon a couch her bones nearly protruded through the skin, which lay in wrinkles, and her eyes were terribly sunken. Since the death of her husband, eight years ago in an insane asylum, her mind was affected. A post mortem examination has been held. .wwwwta?,vgzi: ?rm^r.:*^-w^w^iwwBw*we*wn DAKOTA TERRITORIAL NEWS ITog cholera prevails near Yankton. Ex-Deiegate Raymond doubts if con gress will divide Dakota, but looks for admission of the whole territory this winter. Huron will have a big musical festi val! Out. 2G. Clarence Bennett appeared at Woon socket in the rink as a professional boxer and gave one or two exhibitions. After his last appearance he proceeded to get on a royal good drunk and made himself quite conspicuous. Ho wound up by attempting to outrage a laundry woman named Hathaway, He was arrested and lodged in jail but was taken out and tarred and feathered. The tar was hot and was applied with brooms, Bennett being held upon the ground, When he was completly covered he was rolled in the pile of feathers, mid the job was completed. He was given notice that if he ever returns to Woonsocket he will be lynched, after which he was left to shift for himself. Some Nebraska parties talk of put ting up a barbed wire factory in Sioux Falls. The average of wheat in Missouri valley is about twenty bushels to the acre. The Bpxton Mining company are shipping large quantities of ore to the Omaha reduction works that net them §1,000 to the ton. Mrs. «T. E. Brown and her sister, Mrs. Richardson, fought bravely and saved Mr. Brown's grain stacks, gran ary, barn and dwelling on his farm near Jamestown, while Mr. B. was in town. The Democrats of Beadle county have issued a call fjr amass convention of Democrats of South Dakotato meet in Huron Oct. 21, the day of the Repub lican convention, to take party ac tion on the constitution as adopted by the Sioux Falls convention. A prairie lire started above Vander bilt, Campbell county, burned most of the country between there and Spring river. Mrs. Ohilcott lost her barn, grain and hay, Mathew Baker lost his barn and about -100 bushels of oats and several other small amounts. Hon. J. H. Teller, territorial secre retnry states that he knows nothing of the reported liling of charges in Washington against Gov. Pierce. The presbytery of the Northern Pa cific has just concluded its session at Casselton. It was decided to change the name to the Presbytery ol Fargo. The sermon was by Rev. E. \V. Day of Lisbon, and the moderator was Rev. E. P. Forseman of Hillsboro. An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Smart, of Wessington Springs, was accidentally killed by being crushed by the overturning of a buggy. Sully county, nearly three years old, with 3,300 population, has never had a legalized saloon, a pauper nor a criminal imprisoned. R. H. Lulla, a prominent farmer living ten miles from Pierre, was found dead. At the tax sale the Queen Bee mill at Sioux Falls, wassoldfordelinquent taxes to local parties. The amount of taxes due was $3,771.97. The sale of lands for taxes was very exciting, and the tracts were largely taken by the buyers at the smallest amounts of land. Charles Greve's Dakota farm of 500 acres, near Hillsboro, yielded 9,766 bushels of wheat. 1,900 bushels of oats and 117 bushels of barley, beside vegetables. Washington Special: The Dakota Democrats, not content with the slow process of changing the ofiices, have hit upon a plan of ousting Gov. Pierce and putting in his place F. M.Ziebach, the editor of the Scotland (Dak.) Citi zen. It is said that Ziebach's peti tions are signed by ten thousand peo ple, his endorsements being more numerous than any applicant before this administration. Volumnous charges were filed against Gov. Pierce, charging malfeasance in oflice, and it is thought he will have to go. The Congregational convention at Fargo devoteil a great deal of time to the consideration of the location and organization of a college in North Da kota. A committee consisting of Rev. Dr. Strong and Rev. William Mont gomery, was appointed to report on the location of a college, and recom mended the following resolution, which was adopted by the conference: Resolved, That a committee of nine be appointed and empowered to select bids for the location of a Con gregational college in North Dakota. A unanimous vote shall decide the lo cation otherwise the comniitte shall make a full report to the association. In case a location is determined by the committee, they areauthorized to secure the incorporation of the institu tion associate with themselves, as a board of trustees, other gentleman so that the board of control shall con tain not less than fifteen nor more than twenty members. Two-thirds of the members of the board of trustees shall be members of a Congregational church and when legally organized this board shall have authority to organize, equip and control the institution, to hold and convey property and to discharge all the functions of similar bodies. The following were informally recom mended anu elected by the convention as the committee of nine: Reverends H. C. Simmons. Fargo R. A. Beard, Fargo G. B. Barnes,Wahpeton Thom as Sims, Valley City A. L. Gillette, Grand Forks H. W. Coe, M. D., Man dan R. Carey, Carringf on G. Barnard, Cooperstown J. H. Hayward, Wah- I peton. Fargo Special: Dakota is at least 20 per cent, short of her last years' crops, and for these reasons: First, at least 15 per cent, short in the acre age of the balance by prairie fires,hail and storm. The losses from hail and wind storms are greater than any pre vious season, and the loss from fire is unprecedented. The Sherman House at Fargo, lately burned, is to be rebuilt. Every lot and parcel upon which taxes were delinquent at Fargo for 1884 and previous years were sold, and the books are clear. Thisissome Miing which never before occurred. The Art of Embalming. N. T. Sun Two men sat silent in a handsomely furnished store on a leading New York thoroughfare. A small portion of the furniture and ornaments pertained to the living, the remainder to the dead. It was an undertaker's establishment, and the younger but more solemn per son was "a professional embalmer. In answer to the reporter's questions, he said: "Gen. Grant's embalming was work of the finest kind—something to be proud of. It was done by the leader of our profession, and with the best material in the market. There are many mortuary directors who profess to be embalmers, and who know a smattering of the art but they are un worthy of the name. Real embalmers are few in number, there not being more than ten in the ent.re country. To be one, an undertaker must have a sufficient knowledge of surgery, med icine and chemistry, and must also have considerable artistic sense. This makes a rare combination. "The chief element in embalming consists in removing a large portion of the blood from the body and substitut ing therefore some powerful antiseptic fluid. Many experiments have been made in respect to these fluids. I ean hardly recall how many peparations have been tr'cd. Brine, salicylic acid, diluted creoi-o e. solut ons of sulphate of zinc, and the iodide and chloride of me nl. You see, the lluid used must be nearly colorless, or else verging on blood color, and must not cause dis coloration. This precludes the use of salts of coppor, iron, manganese, and chromium, and also compounds of sul phur. "A solution of chloride of zinc was at one time in vogue, but in several ins ances it produced a ghastly bluish tinge, and so went entirely out of fash ion. Tiic so-called Egypt'an l!u:d was a standard preparation for ars. It was so named by its manufacturer, who claimed that it was the sam^ liquid as was used in preparing the mummies of Egypt. It. was improved upon, how ever, b.v some American cjiemists, who now have a pr ical monopoly in sup plying emba'mers willi the fluid. Their manufacture is styled Ilia Oriental llu id, and is ide in Boston. "In embalmirg. a large vein and large arlery and a small force pump, connected with a vessel containing the antiseptic lluid, is applied. The pro cess require! from two lo four hours. The natural movement of the circula tion is followed. As the lluid enters the vessels the blood's fo cedout. The longer the time the better the result. A short time enal les the operator to remove the bloo.l only from the larger vessels. In a longer period the fluid passes from the larger to the smaller vessels and into the capillaries. This d'stends the ?kin a ul produces a life like appearance. The cost of t'ic process is from upward. Embalm ng grows moro» common every yea-. In the past thirty mouths our establishment has embalmed about 200 sub,ects. We are still behind the ancients in our work. In the ma n. a sub'ect well treated lasts three yea1 s. This is a fa aver age. It would I longer if it were not for occas'on 1 cases in which the an tisept liquids seem to lose tlie'r effi cacy. There is however, a dist ngu'shed chemist in Italy who claims to pe rify a subjtct by us ng some silica'e pre paration. Ti ough I have not seen the process employed, yet I have been shown specimens which resembled pet rifactions. "A sccond duty of the embalmer is the same as that of an undertaker, to make the sub ect as lie like and nat ural as puss ble. There is a divis on in the profession at this point. Some endeavor by art to restore almost all the characteristics of life others merely endeavor to remove the disagreeable insignia of death. As for myself. I think it proper to conceal the marks of wounds, accidents or disease. No art can take away ie horror of death. Its excess makes death tlu more terri ble by contrast. •'The embalmer runs the risk of dis ease and blood poisoning. A subject once preserve I and treated is innoc uous but in the process the germs of the disease from whic'i he ed are ex pelled in vast numbers in the bloods The rperator in such cases always run the sk of contagion and infcio:. Blood poVon'ng is as apt to oce.ir to tlie embalmer as to the surgeon. The dangec in all these cases, however, can b:' guarded against. Those wi are attacked are n.ne mes out of ten ig norant funeral rectors, who call themselves embalmers when they are not." The Conductor's Story. Chicago Herald. "If you write stories for the paper," said a Rock Island Ra lway freight conductor, "let me tell you a true one that came under my observation last winter out near Des Moines when 1 was running on the Iowa division. This is no railroad yarn, but a fact. I saw it with my own eyes. One day we were running along and I was on the en ne. "As we began to cross a bridge we looked ahead and there was a little girl about six years old clambering over the timbers. She had some school books in her hand and was evidently on her way home from school. The engineer whistled, when she turned her lace toward us. I'll never forget that face as long as I live. It was just as white as the snow on the ice in the creek thirtv or forty feet below her. But she didn't scream, nor try to jump nor do anything. She just looked at us with a steady glare, as if she'd stop the train with her eyes that we were unable to do with our brakes. At first we were all so broke up we hadn't any idea what to do, and 1 oeiieve we'd of stood there like posts if she hadn't suddenly stretched out her little arms to us in a mute appeal for help. Well, sir, that broke the charm, and we all started up wildly. I swung way out as far as I could, holding by one hand and with the other motioning her to get down—down between the t'mbers. Would you bel eve it? That little thing followed my directions as if she'd been a man. And she took her time to it, too, and climbed down as deliberately as if she'd been at home. She was none too qu ck, t'lough, for her little brown hood, with a red rib bon fluttering from it, had no sooner sappeared between the mbers than we thundered over her. 'Let her out. Bill,' I shouted to the engineer, 'let her out lively, or that l.ttle thing will never be able to stick down there till we get over the bridge. Turn her loose!' "So Bill let her out. but she'd no sooner reached the bank than I jumped off and went heels over head in a snow bank. I got back to the bridge as soon as I could and waited for our long train to get by. Don't m'nd tell in' ye that as 1 stood there I Ld some thing I never did afore—yes, sir stood there and prayed that that li'ttli one might be able to stick it out till could get to her. But I guess prayers are no good, for when th« train was by I rushed out on the bridge over timbers by the dozen, expecting every minute to see that little red rib bon. But it never showed up. Tears began to fill my eyes so that I could hardly see the cross pieces—I llave l.ttle girl of my own you know—but on and on 1 went, and no brown hood or red r.bbon could 1 find. Then I turned and looked to the ice below and there she was. Yes, she had fall', en tli rty or forty feet through the bridge. "How I got down to her I donit know, but 1 got there. I lifted her uD in m\r arms. Her e.\es were closed but she opened them, looked at me a second and then said: "How did you get down here?" "This question would have made me laugh if I had felt sure she wasn't hurt, but as it was I hurried up the bank and to the caboose. She said she wasn't hurt much, but I knew she couldn't tell, and we started for the next station. "I'm going home, ain't I?" he j„. quired, af .er we had fixed her up jn our bunk. "I told her 'yes,' kuowin' that min ute we wei-c goin' right by her house I was in such a hurry to get to a sur. geon that I thought it right to deceive her. Pretty soon she went oil' to sleep and she looked so deathly lying there that all of us went to wipin' our eves like women. 'Boys,' says I, 'if she never wakes up I'll quit the load. I never want to see that bridge agin.' "And you have quit the road?" •'No, I'm at the old business. She got well, and all the spring used to watch for my tra as she would for her papa coming home from work. We never passed her house unless she was out waving that little brown hood at us and making that red ribbon dance. Our engineer iiscd to whistle for her regular! v. and she got so that she could tell that whistle as far as she could hear it. Once in a while, when not in a hurry, wc'tl slop our train and have a talk with her. She said she loved us all, even the oltl eno-ine, but shelias never set lit foot on the track nce that day she fell t' i, the bridge. Ih is a true st the little rl's name is Lily." In a Lighthouse. "Yes. we sec and hear some curious things," said the lighthouse keeper, "and as for monotony it's enough to drive one mad. Married men fare bet ter, as when women and children are around it isn't quite so lonesome: but it's Lad enough. My station for a number of years was a rock al.out two hundred feet long and one hundred feet wide, and in a gale of wind the house stood ghfc in the water, with the seas rolling all aroui.d. "Yes.it was shaky. One night I call to mind espec ally. It had been blow.ng a gale for two days: the sea was making a clean breach over the ledge, and every time it hit the house it would .ump sixty or a hundred feet into the air and come down on the roof 1 ke rock.s. On the ledge were four or live boulders that mhst have weighed over two tons and the first thing wc knew one of them fellows came at the door, burst it in, aud in a second we were all a-swimming. The stone couldn't get in it just stuck there, so we took to the light and sat on the stairs, and nigh fro/.e to death, all night. Me and my man took turns in going up every half hour, and d'ye know, the lighthouse swung so that you could hardly keep your feet. I thought more than once that we'd go over, but she didn't. The l'celiug is different from most anything else. There is a shaking and vibrating all the time, and then when the big gusts come you can feel the whole thine tremble and quiver, so that you al most lose your feet. "One night," continued the speaker. "I remember some fisherman got blowed oft' shore and came in iere. and what a night it was! About d night some one sings out, -The lamp's out!' And so it was. Up we rushed, half a dozen of •, scared to death, as ten nrnutes might cost a good many lives aud a vessel could come within twenty feet of our house before she struck. By the time we got up we found the place full of smoke and sue something had fouled the chinincv. and what d'ye suppo it was? You'd never guess/ It was blowing tit to take the buttons oil'your coat: l.ut sonieo:ie had to go outs ile and cl'inb up the rod on to the very top of the ligut and see what was the trouble. It was a clo-e c.ill. and wc to sed for it. My mate drew and started. We lied a rope around him and up he went and the job. "He came back alive, but with the whitest face I ever saw on a live man. He said he wouldn't do it again for love or money. "But what d'ye suppose he found in the chimney, stuck fast? Nothing more nor less than one of these 'ere Mother Carey's chickens, jammed in as tight as it could get, and dead, of course. We get regularly pelted with birds in the light and that is the rea-, son the glass is made so th'cK. as al most every night one or two birds against it. Soract mes in the spring and fall hundreds of 'em. will strike in the course of a night. You see at this time the birds are migrating and liv ing off shore along the coast and on foggy nights they only see the blaze of the light They make a break for it and down they go, and in the morning the rail, iron and class Will be all blood and feathers." A Hoosier, who was jogging into Indianapolis the other day, looked the so down in the mouth that an acquaint ance halted him to ask if any of the family were dead. "No," was rather regretful reply. "Anybody sick?" "Guess not. The old woman was lick ng the children when I came awav.'' "Then what's the matter?" "I've been busted by a railroad. "How?'' "Why, you know them five acres ol mine there? Well, I was calculating to ask the company for the right-of-way across, and have enough land to pasture the cows and ra se our taters. but they played sneak on me. "They did!" "Yes sent one of their agepts to me and bought up the whole patch for an acre, and I've got to vacate. That just the way ijfith them monopol c-. and nobody need tell^me that a P00,' man has any chance in th country. You never knew how much water an umbrella is capable of conta:n'ng. unj-1 you accidentally stand it against the wall and on the pearl colored carpet that cost $5 a yard.