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If VOL XIV a* vw?^ UTEST FROM THE CAPITAL Worth Dakotn's Solon* Punliing Business in Both Senate and House. Senate Committees Made up. -A List of TIIOMC Getting the Chairmanships. Speaker Allen Names the House Committees.—The List of Chairmen. I From Tuesday's Dally.} BISMARCK, JHD. 12.—Special—Judson LaMoure startled tbe senators this after Boon by introducing a resolution re questing the auditor to furnish an item ized account of the cost of maintaining the capital on the bill near Bismarck. This amount is over $15,000. Senator MoCorn ack amended the resolution by asking for an itemized statement of the $7,000 "miscellaneous" warrants noted in the report as having been issued. Mr. LiaMoure said, in regard to the capital expense account, that he wanted to know the difference in the cost of maintaining seat of government in an Indian country, distant from the settlement, to what it would be in a civilized part of the state. The honorable senator's remarks were taken as a joke by the Mis souri slope members. Senator Little of Bismarck was glad to have the matter looked into, provided the expenses of the •ther institutions were investigated also None but the capital, however, were in cluded in the resolution. LaMoure •ays by the enabling act tbe capital can be removed without putting it to a vote •f the people, and if the Grand Forks folks conld no't get it, they would vote for Jamestown. Mr. Cashel introduced a bill establish ing a state board of canvassers, the gov* •rnor, secretary of state and auditor be iog the members. Mr. Almen, to secure payment of wages to threshing employees. M. L. McCormack, classifying judicial districts and making the salaries $3,000, $3,500 and 84,000. Mr. Iuk, granting a section of land to the Academy of Science at Wabpeton. Mr. LaMoure, transferring unexpend ed balances of county funds. Lieut. Gov. Allin today announced the senate committees. The chairmanships are as follows: Judicial—Little. Education—Worst. Elections—Arnold. Appropriations—Maggart. Railroads—Johnson, of Traill. Stat9 affairs—McCormack, of Ramsey. Public lands—Palmer. Ways and means—LaMoure. Agriculture—Svensrud. Warehouseing, grain and grain grad ing—Neleou. Counties —Johnson, of Ward. Engrossing and enrolled bills—Ink. Banks and banking—Cashel. Cities and municipal corpoiations— Fuller. Indian affairs—Engle. Statistics—Miller. Federal relations McCormick, of Grand Forks. Insurance—W eiser. Public health—Brynjolfson. Public printing Lowry. Temperance—Almen. Mines and minerals—McGillivray. Rules—Iuk. Immigration— Enger. Highways, bridges and ferries—Patch. Irrigation—Kuhn. Apportionment)—Kinter. Corporations other than municipal— Svenn unison. Military affairs— Bidlake. Woman's suffrage—Bjorgo. JOINT COMMITTEES. Public buildings—Pinkham. Charitable institutions—Fuller. Penal institutions—Miller. 'Ed ucational institutions—McCormick, of i-rand Forks. Sta to Li brary-LaMou re. Joint rules--Ink. HOUSE. Mr. Gill moved that all contests be re ferred to tbe committee of tho whole. Lost. Gill.offered a concurrent resolution that a committee of five be appointed, three from the house, two from the sen ate, three to be farmers, one lawyer and one merchant, with power to send for books, papers and persons, and to inves tigate and report on original cost and ac tual present value of all railroads, in cluding road bed, right of way and roll ing stock, and amount of present taxes of said road. The object is to provide a method of taxing railroads the same as individuals. Dennet moved that a joint committee ef seven be appointed to investigate the financial condition of farmers. Mr. Axvig introduced a memorial that flab a for the passage of Congressman Hansbrough's bill for 500,000 bushels of seed wheat. The house contest committee consists •f Strom, Skinuer, Colosky, Fisk, Holte, Williams, Cope, Haight, Horrigan. Halitz aud Ward introduced bills to gell native coal in all the state institu 1 iv^'W tions Mr. Oliver, to regulate business of commercial agencies, credit companies and guarantee associations Fay, to encourage immigration by exempting oertain property from taxation, also a landlord's lien and enforcement bill, also BE. apportionment bill. Some of the counties are given repre sentation as follows: Walsh, 2 senators, 5 representatives Grand Forks, 3 sena tors, 6 representatives Nelson and Eddy, one district Cass, 3 seuators, repre sentatives. Stutsman remains as it is, LaMoure, ditto. Burleigh, Kidder and McLean, 1 senator, 2 representatives. Holretz, to deduct $3 in taxes for each mile of grass and weeds burned on rail road right of way. Skiuner, to repeal Section 27 of the banking law Erickson, to extend time for paying taxes. Mr. Lutz introduced his bili for in demnity for damage to grain hail. The details of this important measure Win be given shortly. PAKAGRAPHIC POINTS. Congressman Hansbrough told an Alert reporter that the statement sent to the press that he had pulled out of the senatorial contest in Miller's favor, was far from tbe truth, lie says that Mr. Pierce can never be elected, and that he is in it deeper now than Saturday night. Hansbrough claims to be gaining strength, and is certainly an admirable worker. He says he is in it now to win. Col. Haight, the deputy reverue officer of Grand Forks, is in the city. He says all he came for wat to see Senator Pierce's daughter, Mrs. Haight, depart for Taco ma, where "Jim, my son, is practicing law and is doing well. Jim is a good boy, a little too modest for a lawyer, but he'll learn." The privileges of the floor were grant ed in the senate today to Father Per rault, ex chaplain to Hon. O. A. Whip ple of Devils Lake, and to the contestees, Wellman, Swanston and Bennett. Senator Fuller has a number of bills which he will shortly introduce into the senate. One is to define the boundaries and fix tbe terms of court of the Fifth judicial district. Judge'Rose and the at torneys are considerably interested in this matter, and it will no doubt be ar ranged as desired. Another of the sen ator's bills is the regular appropriation bill for the asylum. This is of great im portance and will be introduced early in the session, that the committee may have ample time to act upon it. A good many have tried to determine the direction in which the Fuller senatorial vote will go. Last year Mr. Fuller voted for Walter Muir, and it is not improbable but that be will do so again. In any case he will vote as he thinks will best suit the ma jority of his constituents. It is said that Representative Kearney made a search among tbe records of the asylum Saturday, for the artesian well bond, but nothing of the kind was found. Mr. Kearney is unable to discover its whereabouts and says it must have been unlawfully spirited away. He i3 chair man of tbe committee to investigate the matter. There aie curious rumors in connection with it. Tbe report that Harvey Harris, secre tary of the old board of railroad commis sioners, had been elected to the same po sition in the new board was a little pre mature. The board has been considering his name, and is favorably inclined to wards the selection on account of Mr. Harris' experience and ability, but the decision has been withheld. There may possibly be a new man chosen. [From Wedneltlay's Daily. I SENATE. BISMARCK, Jan. 13.—Special- There is a difference in sentiment in the senate about endorsing Hansbrough's seed wheat matter. The house resolution which did this, excluded the Red river counties as not wanting it ia theirs. They are trying to establish an immigra tion move in that part of the state. Sen ator's Worst and Little for the Missouri slope and Fuller and LaMoure opposed the resolution, and declared the state able to take care of itself awhile yet at least. They wanted no adverse advertis ing for any portion of the state. Inci dentally the bill gives Congressman Hansbrough a little send off. Somo of tho Pierce men in the senate tried to stop it for that reason. The whole is all talk any how, for'no one believes that congress ever had the slightest intention of passing tho appropriation. The memorial passed, however, with an amendment including the entire state. Senator Johnson introduced a bill fix ing the maximum rates for che transpor tation of coal. HOUSE. Chairman Kearney read the commit tees report on the asylum well bond matter. The substance was that "said bond and contract could not be found in the secretary of state's office, but we were referred to the asylum, where it had been kept in a file known and filed as tbe Hodghip & Gray Bros, contracts, from which the Gray Bros, bond has been ab stracted and could not be obtained. We found a copy of both bond and contract which the party that copied them will qualify to as being verbatim, word for word with the original. Your committee would recommend that joint commit tee of live be appointed to investigate further and report at an early date." The first house bill to reach its third reading was No. 26, Gill's bill making an appropriation to purchase 25 desks and 25 chairs to complete the furnishing of the legislative halls. The bill was unan imously recommended to pass yesterday io committee of the whole, but tbe members got a streak of economy over nigui and slaughtered the bill by a vote of 41 to 19. There ar? several kinds of chairs and desks in use in tbe hall of tbe house. Some are more comfortable tnan others and the object of the bill was to secure symmetery in furniture and equal ize solonic comfort. Atqong the bills of interest introduc ed was one by Holritz making railroad companies liable for damages caused by tires also one relating to practice in the district court. By Douglass to facilitate shipments of live stock, grain and other commodities also to convert into the state treasury all fees and protits arising from any state office. Speaker Allen announced thestandiug committees today and the following are the chairmen: Rules—Loring. udiciary—Fay. Ways and means -Christianson. Railroads—Foss. Appropriations—Beardsley. Engrossment—Burke. Enrollment—Noltimier. Ed ucation—Burton. Elections and pi lvileges—Strom. Municipal corporations—Lutz. Corporations other than municipal Smith. Agriculture—Wallin. Printing—Peterson. Irrigation—Rich ie. Ins ranee—Gill. Banking—Oliver. Labor—Holte. I migration—Thom pson. Apportionment— Bjornson. School and public lands—Loom is. Public health—Triplett. Military affairs—Brown. Warehouses, grain grading aud deal ing— Tuffts. Federal relations—Hanson. Mines and mining—Holritz. Tem perance—Hill. Highways, bridges and ferries—Erick son. State affairs—Dennett. Supplies and expenditures—Skinner. Forestry—Satterlund. Public debt—Walton. Counties and county boundaries— Fiske. Taxation and tax laws—Osgood. Womans suffrage—Lamb. Manufactures —Havervold. Coal lands and mining—Davis. JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES. Public buildings—Beardsley. Charitable institutions—Brooke. Penal institutions—Wood. Educational institutions—White. State library—Osgood. Joint rules—Loring. PARAGRAPHIC POINTS. The facile Colonel Dodge is again on the legislative battle ground, drifting hither and yon in the interest of his rail road company. There is no manipulator of all the corporation workers, who can compare with Dodge in the sweetness and grace with which a promise is made. His facility in satisfying requests by word of mouth, or obtaining things by lure of future reward is oft remarked, yet it carries with the slightest and frail est of foundations for a realization. Col onel Lodge is the ideal railroad counsel* lor. One of the clerks in the legislature is Ed. Murphy of Devils Lake, a man with legs amputated so close to his trunk that he is wholly and entirely legless. His arms are enormously rong and he pro pels himself along with considerable rapidity. He is a celebrated character in Kamsey county. In the early days he kept the No. 1 Hard saloon and made lots of money. He lost his limbs in a railroad accident on the Grand Trunk railway at ten years of age. He was ed ucated by the company and is a good telegraph operator. Now he Las a farm is a married man with family. Keeps Holstein cattle. Ho does a good many chores, drives a team after it is hitched up. He excites the greatest compassion from every stranger, yet is cheerful and happy and seems to get along all right under his calamity. Denny Hannatin: From now on the jig dancers have got to confront men. My medicine is working minute by ruin ute, hour by hour, century by century. The feather bed warriors are no good. Some of thom now have faces on 'em longer than a child's eollin. From this hour the opposition comes from me from me. 1 consult only four men. A railroad attorney camoin this morning with a sealskin cap. I told him he would have to wear a dogskin cap before he elected his senator. Bill Erwin's mind is a master miud mine is a mysterious mind. It is said that several house bills have appeared in the well known handwriting of E. A. Williams, the legislative old-tim er, now holding down the surveyor-gen eral's office for the state. Editor Ellis is making the Daily Com monwealth a bright and spicy paper. Its advent is looked for each evening and when it does come, it stirs the boys up— in great shape. Every issue has con tained good campaign matter from a newspaper view, even if it does not suit all tastes. Tbe great mass meeting of the farmers, citizens and public generally at the Atheneum, Thursday night, promises to be a big occasion. Walter Mur. Col. Plummer and Bill Erwic»will speak. It was reported today that Grand Master Powder'.y would be present to speak for the Knights of Labor. Every one will be there—sure. Testimony in the Swaneton-MoCor mick contest case has been taken and if tbe combine had not been made up to beat him, Mr. Swanston would bave been seated. Attorney Cochrane is trying to throw the case out on technical gronnds. Every one who has heard the testimony """—:—twr ""r -LL.1 JAMESTOWN WEEKLY ALERT. JAMESTOWN. NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY JANUARY 15 1H91 Wk-pfi says that Swanston was elected by about 30 votes. The committee stand, it is said, 3 to 2 on all points in favor uf Mc Cormick. Tbe testimony offered by Mc Cormick is reported to be "bog wash" of the thinnest kind. The army news at the executive's office today consisted of the announcement that tbe Gatling guns furnished by the government had been shipped from the Rock Island, 111., arsenal. The reports from the scare country were that ail is quiet. Little further alarm is antici pated. The wind was doing business again to day at the old stand on capital hill. The windows of the hall of representatives shook aud rattled to the discomfiture of even the most vigorous lungs. If it had been cold, the necessity for adjournment would have soon been apparent—as on several former occasions. A good many of the members and visitors are suffering with colds. Steam heated buildings and warm weather are fruitful in producing the general malady. The parlors of the Sheridan have been scenes of pleasure and beauty the past week—the latter caused by the appear ance of a number of visiting ladies, com bined with the attendance of Bismarck fairest. Among those who make the social side attractive at tbe hotel, are Auditor and Mrs. Bray, Tieasurer ani Mrs. Booker, Miss Wilkins, Miss Mc Kenzie of Pembina, Miss Potter of Fargo, Mrs. Judge Bartholomew and daughter, Miss Mattison. In ("VHHon to the two important chairmanships which Senator Fuller se cures he is a member of the committees on state affairs, public lands, grain and grading, banks and banking, public health, mines and minerals, apportion ment. The house committees have not been named, but it is expected thm Stutsman county's members will fare equally well. Alex McKenzie and Col. Dodge were standing under the bell register of the Sheridan tonight, engaged in mutually industrious good natured conversation, when some one went up stairs and began to press the button. The chestnut bell did the rest and in about three minutes the crowd caught on and a big laugh fol lowed. Bill Erwin plays a good game of billards. JOHNNY GET YOUR GUM Capt. Schwellenbach's Men Ordered to Prepare for Action.—Trouble Feared at Ft. Totten. A telegraphic order to prepare for field service, and be in readiness to move at a moment's notice, was received by com pany of this city Sunday. The instruc tions came from Adjutant General De Voe of Grand Forks, addressed to Cap tain E. J. Scbwellenbach. It was after wards learned that the cause of the ord was the hostile attitude of tbe Turtle Mountain Indians, who, it is claimeo, have been joined by a lot of their rene gade brethren from tbe Canadian side. The members of the company responded promptly, and it is thought they are as well prepared for field service as is possi ble, considering the very conservative action of the last legislature. A drill meeting was held in the afternoon at the armory to which nearly all the boys turned out. Additional instructions were receiv Monday from Col. Bentley, of the First regiment, who mnkes his headquar ters at Bismarck. Nothing of a startling nature is disclosed in the order. It sim ply directs hasty but careful preparation urges the importance of bringing the company UD to its full strength by the enlistmt-ut of experienced men, and cau tions Captain Schwellenbach upon the necessity of having his command warmly clad and properly provided with at least three days' rations. Jamestown was in considerable of a flutter Sunday over the warlike news but Itie eXClUMllellL U.la now SdUMUcU i'ho prospect of trouble is slight. It ls irue the Totten Iudiaus are restless, and. being short of rations, may attempt somt sort of a demonstration against the sur rounding white settlers. But the Inte rior depart uient has promised an early adjustment of stomach difficulties, and with that problem solved-the scare ends. Col. I'entley admit:) in his dispatch that there will probably be no necessity for t'10 calling of stale troops ho simply de sires the various companies to bo pre pared lor any emergency that may arise. As to tho half breeds from over tin line being concerned, doubt exists. Many unfounded stories are put afloat now aday bearing on the Indian suuiitiou. and in all probability this story is of a piece with the rest. Li-fi to themselves, the nation's wards in the vicinity of the Turtle mountains are among the least likely to court the bullets of either state or government troops. They are, as a rule, highly civilized have permanent homes, and all necessary implements of industry. It is absurd then that people so situated can think of leaving all for the fleeting glory of raising a few scalps, and losing their own lives. As there are "no good Indians except dead ones," however, the precautionary steps thus far taken by the authorities appear to be fully warranted. The best medical writers claim that the successful remedy for nasal catarrh must be non-irritating, easy of applica tion, and one that will reach all the re mote sores and ulcerated surfaces. The history of the efforts to treat catarrh dur ing the past obliges us to admit that only one remedy has met these conditions, and that is Ely's Cream Balm. This pleasant remedy has mastered catprrh S nothing else has done, and both physici ans and patients freely concede this fact. The more distressing svmptoms yield to it. WW ... SSwfc -9StKUHh JEST fT? NOT THIRSTING FOR CORE. Indian Agent Wuugh Says his Wards are Inclined to be Peaceable. Four Stutsman County Cases Dc« cided in the Supreme Court at Farj o. Demands Being Generally Made for Improved Train Service to Bismarck. Waugh's Good Indians. No additional news regarding the In dian troubles in the vicinity of the Turtle mountain agency has been re ceived except confirmatory reports of the peaceable condition of the reds at that point. The excitement occasioned by the call for state troops, made Sunday and Monday, has entirely subsided. 1'here was a carload of arms and amuni tion on the north bound tram Tuesday for the citizens of tho north counties, and with this precaution taken no emer gency is likely to arise making the ad vance of any of the militia companies necessary. Gov. Burke promutly sent a membei of bis staff to the scene of expected irouble, and he reports mutters in good shape. Added to this, a dispatch from Devils Lake to the Minneapolis Journal explains that a citizen of that city has received the following re asuring letter from agent Wangb: oui TOTTEN, Jan. 11.—Hon. Henry dale, Devils Lake, N. D., Dear Sir: 1 hear that the good people of Your city are getting uneasy over the Indian ques ion and fear violence at the hands of my Indians. 1 desire to assure you and the people of your city that there is not the (lightest reason for them to be uneasy. These Indians are attending to their own business and have no notion or desire to harm any one, and say that the white man is their best fnend. I have received a telegram from Wash mgton authorizing me to expend $3,000 for provisions for these people at once, and I am sure more will follow. On Jan. 15 I will make an issue of rations to the Indians, and if you have any doubts as to how these people feel towards the whites I would be pleased to have yt.ur self and others come over and see for yourselves. I write this to you because I dislike to have my people misrepresent ed. JOHN H. WAUGH. Supreme Court Decisions. The January term of the state supreme court was opened at Fargo, Tuesday morning. Judges Corliss, Bartholomew and Wallin occupied the bench. Cases ou the calendar were call ed down to No. 27, and four important suits from this county were disposed of as follows, according to the Argus: No. 1. Ove Johnson, plaintiff and re spondent, vs. Northern Pacific Railroad Co., is up from Stutsman county on a petition for rehearing, the judgment of the district court against the railroad having been conditionally affirmed Nov. 29,1890. The petition for a rehearing herein is denied, but the judgment is modified as follows: "In lieu of the judgment as rendered the amount is to be $865.33, with costs and disburse ments added." As so modified the judg ment of the district court is affirmed. No. 15, William Ell vs. Northern Pa cific railroad company, is a personal in jury case from Stutsman county, in which defendant appeals from the judg ment of the district court in favor of Ell The case was argued last fall. The judg ment of the district court is now reversed and anew trial ordered. Opinion b} Chief Justice Corliss. No. 16, John H. Sarles et al, vs. J. H. McGee et al, is also from Stutsman conn ty and was submitted on briefs last fall and taken under advisement. The judgment of the (.w&irict court ii reversed and the district eour directs to dismiss the complaint. Opinion Chief Justice Corliss. No. "21. Adam C. Kidd vs. S. Iv. .Ylefrin nis, is an appeal by plain:iff from tl district coilri of Stutsman county, wliici WHS argued last fall and taken under ad visement. The judgment t' the lowe court is now affirmed. Opinion by .lud^-i Bartholomew. The Dclicit Made Good, Monday morning's Argus haii a dis at am to rects the misrepresentations sent fr LaMoure in regard to tbe deficit of ex Treasurer Brewer. The dispatch says: Bondsmen Alfred Dickey and no. S. Watson today paid in full to Commis sioner Gardner of LaMoure county, the deficit of County Treasurer Brewer about 84,-00. The bondsmen were pre pared to pay the same at LaMoure Sat urday but the commissioners adjourned from another room in the court house while Treasurer Brewer was turning over county property to the in coming official. Commissioner Gardner came to Jamestown last night. Dickey and Watson followed on the next traiu and completed the settlement here. Tbe reason why it was not paid at LaMoure was delay in getting legal points of the deficit established iu order that Brewer's bondsmen might have recourse on the bondsmen of the bank who guaranteed safety of deposit. Queer Customers. J. Purcell Baker, who is spending the winter in this city, will lectnre in the Methodist Episcopal church on Tuesday 1 NO 24 evening next, under tbe auspices of tbe Ladies Aid society, taking for his sub ject "Queer Customers." Mr. Baker has delivered tbe lecture several times ia eastern cities, including New York and Brooklyn. As superin tendent of one of tbe largest stores in the United States for six years, Mr. Baker has had ample opportunity to no tice the peculiarities of all classes of peo ple, and the incidents related are of bis own experience in the busy walks of life. Mr. Baker has been heard in public by some of our citizens and his ability as a public speaker is unquestioned. Tickets at 25 cents each are for sale by members of the Ladies Aid society, to which all proceeds will be given. Bismarck Train Service. There is a general demand for in creased railroad accommodations to Bis marck during the session. If the train which arrives at Jamestown at 11:15 a. m. acould be run through the convenience to many would be very great. This train goes no further west than this place. Passengers living along the road west of Firgo have to get up at the most un seemly hours in the eafly morning to get the only tram that enters the capital, which train is crowded with overland travel The sleeping accommodations are worthless for all except travelers leaving Fargo. The expense of continu ing the above mentioned train west to Mandan during the remainder of the leg islature would not be great, and the pub lic would greatly appreciate the service. In the absence of passes it is thought his request is all the more reasonable. CHIPS AND SPLINTERS. Salient I'olnts of Matt«rs Considered Worthy uf Brief Mention. A bold robbery was perpetrated on Sunday night at the Rochester block, Minneapolis. The reported strike in the near future of the Milwaukee system telegraphers is unfounded. The St. Paul Eye, a society newspaper, has gone to sleep—for lack of sufficient appreciation of its merits. Noah La Brie, of Minneapolis, drank carbolic acid by mistake for other medi cine and died in horrible agony. An unknown man, thought to be George HOES, of Rockford, Ills., died in his berth on a Santa Fe train, near Fort Madison, Iowa. Surveyor General Ash's report of the timber cut in the Fifth district, Minne sota, shows 22:3,000,000 feet of lumber sawed during the year, and 266,500,000 feet in logs. William Neville, an old resident of Worthingtcn, Iowa, was walking on the Milwaukee track, when he was run over and killed by a train. He took no notice of the warning whistles. The Illinois state auditor has issued a permit to Herman Felsenthal and Adam Miller of Chicago to organize a, bank to be called the Bank of Commerce, with a capital stock of $500,000. Two men, with loaded revolvers, held up J. L. Owens, a business man in the Rochester block, at Minneapolis, easing him of the sum of $18. and successfully making off with their booty. Articles of incorporation were tiled at St. Paul by the Alliance Elevator and Milling company, of Sherburn, Martin county, Minnesota. The capital stock is not to be less than $10,000, nor more than $15,000. While out hunting near Burlington, Iowa, a lad named Tommy G-rinell, brought the muzzle of his gun in line with a companion named Wallace Bux ton, when it was accidentally discharged, blowing Buxton's head off." In General. Capt. J. H. Thomas, director of the American Sugar Refining company, died at Boston Tuesday of heart troubles. The Duke of Cumberland is traveling about under the name of Baron Cul loden. a fact which does not add to his popularity in Scotland. Joseph Ltifon, the caricature sketch artist, died at Butte, Mont., Monday, after a few days illness of pneumonia. Mr. La ton was formerly of The New Yorl: Graphic staff. Louis olnier. one of the oldest drv goods merchants of Little Rock, Ark.', was closed Ly a run of attachments Monday aggregating $14,000. Liabili ties aiul a.-st-.-ts are about $25,000. The R-.--i :n budge!- f-.r the year 1801 exhibit* -limated surplus or $1,167, 8-10. ,i !i. climates .-'lcjiule extraor dinary e.^'eii-.linirc? $2. I5.J00 for pub lic work. and $ 12,912,500 for armaments. It is reported from the Congo state that^a large quantity of arms imported by the ]utea Rotterdam company has been disposed of to Arabs in the interior and they arc recommencing their slave •raids en the native population. The Prim of Montenegro, who is on a visit to Paris, is improving his time by the purchase of munitions of war for his little but formidable aimy^of mountain eers. He hits secured a quantity of smokeless powder, and a goodly number of Lebel rifles. The ascendancy of the French ambas sador at the Vatican is increasing so evi dently as to create alarm at the Austrian court, whose influence at Rome has heretofore been unrivalled. Germany is also troubled over the growing rap proacliment of her Republican enemy and the papal see. An Electric Target. An electric target is made by an En glish company. When a bullet Btrikea the target, which is built up in sections, the particular section hit is pushed against the spring of a lever, closing an electric circuit and cansing the section to be indicated on the registering appa ratus at the firing end of the range. An electric bell is simultaneously rung.— Arkanaaw Traveler vt A 'I-: •it i- m, «if!