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NiJ VDL. 12. NO 2TJ. MEWS COMMENTS. TOOLE, democrat, for delegate from Montana has a majority of 207. He has been nearly a month finding it out. A MAN fell off .a bluff eighty feet high at St. Paul Saturday, but was not hurt, because he was dead drunk at the time. ELEVEN thousand applications for re lease from the martial yoke have been made under the new French divorce law. ABE we a nation of rascals?—Boston Transcript. The conceit of some peo ple! The idea of calling Boston a na tion! Washington Gazette. MANDAN TIMES: NO man in the house of representatives is more qualified for speaker than Hon.E. A. Williams. He should be put in that position. ONE of the greatest curiosities in Japan is the wonderful variety of coins that are used daily. In some instances it takes 1,000 pieces to make a dollar. A LONDON physician has ascertained that there are six deaths among 1,000 married men, ten among the same num ber of bachelors, and twenty-nine in the same number of widowers. AN Indiana man, who has a cork leg, is about to get married to a girl with a similar outfit, and it makes him madder than a wet hen to ask him if lie is going to have a wooden wedding. THE Washington Gazette says in al most every case in which a man has fallen in love with a girl dressed in a bathing suit and afterward married her a divorce has followed within two years. PHILADELPHIA CALL: Grand Forks, Dakota, is represented at New Orleans by a cabba. e-head Dine feet in circum ference. The only wonder is that nobody has nominated it for president in 1888. A SINGLE shoe manufactory in Massa chusetts turns out by patent ma chinery in twelve months as manj pairs of boots and shoes as 30,000 shoe makers in Paris make by hand in the same lengih of time. THE Chicago Inter Ocean frives St. Louis the following unkind cut: "Since the recent cattle convention in St. Louis street beggars in that town have resumed business. They say citizens again have loose change in their pockets. ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS, after a life time of public service, died poor. The little home at Crawfordsville, Ga., called Liberty Hall,where he lived, was recently appraised at $2,500. There was some other property besides tiiat, but not much. DICKEY. COUNTY LEADER: Hon. -E. A. Williams, elected to the house from the Bismarck district, is spoken of as speaker of that body. He occupied that position at the last session, which was in every way acceptable, and it would be a graceful act for his fellow mem bers to "do it to him again." FARGO ARGUS: The Argus is favored with the wedding cards of Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Haskins, with "at home" at Bath gate, Thursday evening, Nov. 27. Con gratulations are extended to the editor of the Sentinel and his—hoped to be— happy bride. Let "Hask" be careful how he preaches "mother" business to the wife—it may do to play on Burke, Hans borough and Davison—but not on the wife. BOSTON ADVERTISER: Colonel Pierce, governor of Dakota, agrees in the esti mates of tfie population of that immense territory which place it at 420,000, of which 170,000 are in the northern half of the territory and 250,000 in the bouthern half. He favors, as most of the Dakota ians do, a division of the territory but, despairing of accomplishing this result while either house of congress is demo cratic, he is content to press the admis sion of the territory as a whole. It would Tpalrfl a superb state, equipped with a sturdy and enterprising population. No American state ever entered the union having at the time of its admission so large a population, so much developed wealth, so many miles of railway, and so many flourishing cities furnished with the latest adjuncts of civilized and lux urious life, as Dakota now possesses. WHAT THE WIRES SAT. The Associated Press Report of the Day's Doings as Sent By Elec tricity. A Report of the Proceedings ot the National Law Makers at Washington. Representative Follett Goes For the United States Marshal of the Southern Ohio District. An English Paper Thinks Abram S. Hewitt Would Be a Fitting Sue cessor to Minister Lowell. Fire In a Sew York Piano Fac tory—Lem an Gets the Cer tificate. Other Interesting Items. Congressional. SENATE. WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec 2.—Mr. Sheffield, the new senator from Rhode Island, was sworn in. The chair then laid tefore the senate the reports of the secretary of the treasury and comptroller. Senator Vest offered a resolution directing investigation into all leases of land in Indian territory for grazing or other purposes by Indian tribes the number of acres embraced in said leases their terms and persons or corporations becoming lessees circumstances under which leases were made means used in obtaining leases, and whether authorized by law. Senator Vest made an argu ment in support of his resolution in the course of which he criticised the coarse of the interior department in protecting such leases. Senators Dawes, Maxy, Harmon and Peak also took part iu the debate, which broadened into a general discussion of Indian lands and supplies. At the request of Senator Conger the matter went over for one day and the senate adjourned. HOUSE Mr. Wilson, Iowa, presented credentials of Mr. Smith member elect from the seventh Iowa district, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. Kasson. Mr. Smith took the oath of office. Mr. Follett as a question of privilege presented he following preamble and resolution: I do impeach Mr. Lot Wright, United States marshal for the southern district of Ohio of high crimes and misdemeanors. I charge him with usurpation of pjwer and violation of law in that he appointed a large number of general and special deputy marshals to serye at the several voting precincts in Cincinnati at the election fr members of congress on the 14th of October, 1884, and armed said deputy marshals witi piwtols and otber deadly weapons said to be furnished by the war department of the United States government in that a large number of the deputy marshals so appointed and armed were notorious and of brutal habits and reputation and many of them non-resident? of Cincinnati and the state of Ohio in that as id deputy marshals, acting under bis orders and directions aided, abetted and encouraged fraudulent voting, intimidation of voters and ross outrages on the election franchise and rights of honest voters of the city, in fur [Iterance of the interests of a political party and its candidates therefore Resolved, that the committee on expenditures of the department of justice be instructed and directed as soon as it can reasonably be done, to investigate such charges and report to this house as follows: First, how many deputy marshals, general and special,were appointed and author ized by said United States marshal to serve at the several voting precincts of tbe city, with the name and residence of each and the voting pre cinct to which each was assigaed. Secoi-d, what citizens, if any, of the several precincts asked the appointments ot deputy marshals, with the names of such citizens and the reasons, if any, assigned for such request. Third, whether any, and if so bow many, such deputy marshals have prior to such appointment been accused and convicted ot crime or were men of known vicious and brutal habits and reputations. Fifth, whether »aid deputy marshals were directed and ontrolled by partisans and used the powers vested in them in the interest of any political party and aided fraudulent voting in the interest of such political party and 8 candidate. Fifth, what number and what kind of pistols or other deadly weapons were put into the bands of deputy marshalx, who furnished the weapons, from whence were they received, why furnished and how many such weapons have been returned, together with the names of such deputy mar shals as have failed to return the weapons fur nished them. Sixth, what amount of money his been paid en deputy marshals, and whose order and at what rate per day. Seventh, any other matter or thing connected with or germane to the general subjeot of such investi gation. The commissioners to bate full powers and the expense of tbe investigation be paid out of the contingent fund. Mr. Keifer made a point of order against the reception of the resolution, bat the speaker overruled it, deciding that the resolution pre sented a matter of privilege, and the house oonld determine for itself how far the investi gation should be proceeded with, and what com mittee should have charge of it. After a long discussion the house adopted Follet's resolution for investigation of the conduct of Lot Wright, marshal of the southern district of Ohio, in the October election. Tbe house then proceeded to the consideration of the inter-etate commerce bill. SENATE. WASHINGTON, Dec. 3.—Senator Vest's resolu tion of yesterday calling for investigation into BISMARCK, DAKOTA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1884. leases made by Indians in Indian territory was taken up and the amendment agreed to Senator Man lerson, at his own request, was relieved from service on the committee on claims, and on similar requests Senator Slater was relieved from service on the committea on fith and fisheries, Senator Morgan from the committee on Indian affairs, and Senator Dawes from the committee on examining in several branches of the civil service. Proceeding to the calendar the senate, after amendment, passed the bill authorizing the construction of a railroad bridge aerors the St. Groix, between Stillwater and Taylor's Falls, Minn. The Senate also passed a bill authorizing the secretary of war to adjust and settle the account for arms, etc., between the territory of Montana and the United States. Senator Slater gave notice that on Monday next he wouk1 move to take up, and would press its passage, the bill deolaring forfeited the unearned lands granted in aid of the construction of the Oregon Central railroad. Select committees of the senate were oontinned and the presiding officer given ower to fill existing vacancies on such as may occur this week. A message being received from the president, the senate went into executive session and soon adjourned. HOUSE. A bill passed authorizing the construction of a bridge across the St. Croix liter between Still water and Taylor's Falls. On motion of Mr. Cobb the senate amendments to house bill for feiting the unearned land grant of the Atlantic and Pacific railroad company were non concur red in. On motion of Mr. Randall the house went into committee of the whole with Mr. Cox, New York, in the chair, on the bill making temporary provision for the naval service. On motion of Mr. Randall the chair laid before tbe house the report of the commiBion appointed to select a site for the pedestal Garfield statute which was referred. Mr. McPherson introduced a bill to suspend the coinage of silver dollars. It provides that on and after the piasage of the act the coinage of silver dollars shall be suspended that the secretary of the treasury be directed not to re issue any United States notes of denominations less than five dollars and to destroy all United States notes of less denominations than five dollars and cease engraving or printing all such notes. It authorizes the secretary of the treas ury, upon deposit of silver bullion in such sub treasury as he shall designate, to issue to the depositor thereof silver certificates having upon their face the weight and market value of the metal so deposited, calculated in United States gold dollars at the rate of twenty-5ve and eigh tenth standard grains to a dollar. The secre tary is aho authorized and required on pre sentation of any silver certificates, issued under the provisions of the act, by tbe legal holders thereof, to return the same by delivering to the depositors silver bullion of the weight and fine ness certified upon the certificate and immedi ately cancel and destroy such certificate. No amendments were offered to the bill and no discussion had, and the committee rose, the bill was passed and the bouse resumed consideration of the interstate commerce bill, which after some discussion went over until tomorrow. It was ordered that when the house adjourned tomorrow it be to meet on Monday next. Ad journed. SENATE. WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 —Among the bills intro duced and referred in the senate was one granting a pension to General Grant. Senator Cameron, Pennsylvania, introduced a resolution inquiring into the expediency of expending a portion of the Burplus revenue for reliving the shipping and export trade by allowing a rebate from tariff duties on foreign goods imported in ships built and owned in the United States, and by also allowing a premium on American grown products and articles of American manufacture exported in American vessels. Senator Hill submitted a preamble and reso lution to the effect that no valid reason exist8 at present for imposing additional restrictions upon the coinage of silver dollars or the issue of silver certificates. The resolution was laid over. The bill providing for the national regulation of inter-state commerce was made the special order for Thursday next. After executive session the senate adjourned until Monday. HOUSE. Among the measures introduced in the honse today were a bill to authorize the secretary of the treasury to apply all money in the United States treasury in excess of $100,000,000, not otherwise appropriated, to the redemption of United States bonds to repeal all laws authoris ing tbe appointment of special deputy marshals at the polls to prohit it tbe removal of any hon orably discharged soldier, sailor or marine, or any widow or dependent relative of the same fr.Mn any office in the civil service of the United States except for specified cause. The honse then resumed the consideration of inter state commerce bill. Speeches were made on Mr. Reagan's substi tute by Mr. Anderson and Mr. Shiveley, Mr. Calkins' successor from Indiana, but without further action the house adjourned nntil Mon day. The Ex-Secretary. MEW YOBK, NOV. 3.—lSx Secretary 31aine will remain in this city for several days,the gueat of Stephen B, Elkins. THE NEWS BUDGET. The Regular Daily Report of the Happenings In Different P&rts of the Land. An Explosion of Fire Damp In a Coal Mine Fatally Injures Two Men. The Sister of President-elect Cleve land Denies the Published Interview. A Startling Expose ot Democratic Methods of Carrying Elections In Chicago. Report of the Doings of the National Congress—A Georgia Tragedy— The Scourge. Items Gathered By Associated Press. Explosion of Fire l)amp. PrrrsBOEG, Pa., D^o. 3.—A MonongahelaCity special say?: An explosion of fire damp oc curred in the Monongahela and Peters Greek coal company's mine near Coal Bluff, this morning, fatally injuring two miners, John Sharpless and Michael Boyle. The day force, numbering about a dozen men, had just gone to work and Sharpless and Boyle were pushing, when the gas ignited from their naked lamps and an explosion followed, terribly burning and rendering insensible both men. Fortunately the other miners were in a different part of the mine at the time. Sharpless and Boyle were rescued soon after and all that was possible was done to alleviate their sufferings. Besides in haling the gas and being badly burned they were injured internally and both will die. They unmarried and live at Goal Bluff. One Way to CHICAGO, Nov. 3.—The Daily News will say tomorrow that during tbe examination of tbe alleged forged ballots by the United States grand jury today, Fallis. who engraved the fac simile of the head of the bogus republican ticket, and Wrigbt, of Hmsome & Co., who set up and printed the body of the ticket, were called in and shown the tickets Which were sup posed to be fraudulent that Fallis identified the head as that engraved by him by certain accidental slips of engraving tool, and that Wright identified the whole ticket as that printed by him on the night of Nov. 21st, or seventeen days after the election. At this time the original ballots were in the custody of County Clerli Ryan. It has already been re ported that Wright yesterday test fied before the grand jury that the bogus ballots were de livered on the evening of Nov. 21st to J. C. Macfein, secretary democratic county commit tee. A 'Mythical Interview. TOLEDO, O., Dec. 3.—Mrs. N. B. Bacon, of this city, a sister of President-elect Cleveland, indignantly disclaims all knowledge of an alleged interview with a correspondent of a New York journal whereby she is made to ex press predictions as to the future management of the white house and views conccrning her own and her brother's relations. She declares the statements to be absurdly false and annoy ing in the extreme, and she has nothing to make public concerning Mr. Cleveland's fnture ex cept that she a.*d her sister entertain so high a personal regard and respect for their brother that they are glad to allow him to make his own plans without being hampered by their inter ference. Kentucky's Scourge. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 3.—A Courier Journal staff correspondent, investigat ng the plague in eastern Kentucky, sends the following from Mt. Pleasant tonight: The further I travel into this plague-infested country the more horrible be comes the situation and the more I wonder that the entire population, or at least that portion of it who have been attacked by tne prevailing epidemic, have not been swept into tbe world beyond. I am able to write clearly today after conversation with men from all parts of the county, who are here today from a distance ranging all the way from five to forty miles, to secure supplies and have grinding done, the water mills in this county, as in most of the onntjtin counties, are useless because of the scarcity of water and the steam mill here is patronized by tbe families living far and near. From all souroes of information I am able to make an estimate which may be relied npon as being as nearly correct as any tbat could be made without a personal visit to every honse in the county. There have been in Harlan county since the latter part of August over twenty deaths of these at least one half died by flux or cholera infantum, superinduced by the use of impure water. There have been about 200 cases of sickness known to be flux and a large amount of illness from other causes, especially among children, snch as whooping cough, bronchitis, summer complaint, etc. A Terrible Tragedy. MACON. Ga., Dee.,—Horrible tragedy last night at Camilla. Before day unknown parties entered the honse of Stephen Godwin and killed him while in bed killed Mrs. Malinda Gregory and son on their beds. The moneyJwas not taken. Godwin.s horse and bnggy and shot gun are missing. For Oklahoma. EMPOBIA, KB., NOV. 3.—The Republican re ceived this evening a dispatch from Arkansas Gity, signed by A. O. McCord, secretary of the Oklahoma colony, stating that the colony waa well organized and would positively move for Oklahoma tomorrow, under command of Vice President W. L. Grouch. Will Attend the Opening. WASHINGTON, NOV. 3.—Secretary Teller, Post master General Hatton, Assistant Postmaster General Hazen and Railway S uperintendent Thompson will form a party to attend tbe open ing of the New Orleans exposition. A Dinner to Blaine. NEW YOBE* Dec. 3.—Mr. D. S. Mills gave a dinner in honor of James G. Blaine. Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Elkins were of tbe party. After dinner Mr. Blaine went to the Metropolitan opera honse and listened to "Lohengrin." Brewery Bnrned. PEBHAM, Minn., Dec. 3.—The Northern Pacific brewery, owned by P. Schroeder, at this place, bnrned this morning. Loss $50,000 insurance $17,000. Orange Outrage. ST JOHNS, N. F., Dec 3.—The attack of Orangemen npon the Redt mptionist Fathers continued three days, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday last. They were brutally driven out of Conception Bay amid hootings, stone pelting and violent execrations. Great indignation exists 2among Roman Catholics and the pro tection of tbe United,a**tes government sr its citizens has been invoked. A Dynamite Explosion. BOSTON, Dec. 4.—Special to the Journal: A fearful explosion of dynamite and gunpowder occurred at the house of Stephen Young, in Stafford, New Hampshire. Eight persons were in5r»»»rt four of whom will die1. Mr. Young was having a Well dug hiB nephew, George S. Yourg of Lowell, was showing how dynamite charges should be used when one exploded and the concnssion also exploded the remainder of the cartridges and two kegs of powder. The in jrued are Stephen Young, George Young, a man named Berry and one named FOBS, a daughter of Mr. Young, Miss Sadie Greenfield of Roches ter and two others, namss not ascertained. Young's daughter and Berry are dying and some of the others are very riously injured. The house and contents bnrned to the ground. He Wants Simplicity. WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.-rRobinson, of New York, has prepared a resolution which he will offer on Monday, providing for a return to the simplicity of inaugural ceremonies as practiced by Jefferson. It prohibits the erection of triumphant arches and tbe display of bayonets in Washington on inauguration day and pro vides that the chief justices shall call upon the president elect and accompany him, either on foot or in a p'ain carriage drawn by not more than two horses and without decorations or livery, to the capitol, where he shall take the oath and address such citizens as [may be there to hear him. Trouble Among Soldiers. ST. PAUL, Dec. 4.—The city police detectives are on the lookout for a man named Burdick, a member of Battery F, Fourth artillery, who that Private Eick Hutchinson, Company F, Twenty-fifth infantry, in a saloon opposite Fort Snelling tonight. Burdick 1B a white man and Hutchinson a negro. A party of white and colored troops from the fort, among tbem Bur iick and Hutchinson, were playing cards in the saloon last evening when a quar rel aros3 between the two men. During the row Hutchinson pulled a knife or razor, when Burdick drew his Colt's revolver and shot Hutchinson through the left breast. The wound is probabiy fatal. Immediately after the shooting Burdick made his escape. He Wants a Change. LONG ISIAND CITY, Dec. 4.—The third attempt was made by the negro Charles Rngg to escape from the Queens eounty jail, where he is confined, convicted of the murder of Annie Maybee, at Brookville, a year ago. Jailor ake noticed last night tbat Rugg acted strangely, and calling an assistant he begun an investiga tion. Upon entering tbe cell, Rugg jumped from a corner, where be bad been standing, and was supposed to be shackled and chained to his cof, leaving the chain behind bim. Examina tion showed that the links connecting tbe shackles with the chain, had been filed through and pieces of cord used to hold tbem together. It is supposed the links were cut two weeks age and the file furnished by Burglar Kenney, who, with another prisoner, sawed out tbe bars of one of the jail windows and escaped. Explosion of a Magazine. LYNCHBUBG, Va., Dec. 4.—The magazine of the Virginia Military Institute, at Lexington, exploded last night. Tbe magazine contained 500 ponndB of cannon powder. The explosion was terrific the windows of the institute were shattered and lights extinguished. Houses in Lexington, a mile off, were shaken to the foundations. Tbe magazine was blown en tirely away. PRICE FIVE CENTS t*.v BY TELEGRAPH. The Presence of President-Elect Cleveland Draws a $10,000 Audi ence In New York. Congressman Bobinson of New York Wants the Inauguration of the President Simplified. A New Jersey Brewery Is Visited By the Fire Fiend and Damaged 880,000 Worth. A Washington Belle Elopes With An other Man Before the Time Set For Her Wedding. A White Soldier Shoots a Colored Comrade at Fort Snellinff—Dyna mite Explosion. Congressional and Other News. She Changed Her Mind. NEW YOBK, Nov. 4.—Reliable information has been received by Georg'e E. Simpson,Broadway, banker, of the runaway marriage of Miss Mary E. Willard of Washington, D. G, and Win. Parton, a patent lawyer of that city. Miss Wil lard was to be married to Frank Simpson of Kansas Gity, son of tbe banker, and tbe wedding was to have been on a grand.scale, about 1,500 invitations having been sent out for the recep tion. The trosseau was purchased in Europe and elaborate jewelry in this city. Miss Willard's father is on his way aoroas the ocean. George £, Simpson, when spoken to by a Mail and Ex press reporter,said: "I received a telegram from the young lady's mother stating that Mary waa married yesterday. I am without knowledge from any member of the family. Miss Willard and my son were acquainted for three years there has been no intimation on her part that she desired to break the engagement in fact, when the financial difficulty occurred with our firm iu this city during the recent panic, and an offer was made her to cancel the engagement, she experienced the strongest devotion for my Bon she had often been at my house, and an affectionate intimacy appeared to exist between my daughter and Miss Willard, who seemed to be a most exem plary young lady. My son takes the matter philosophically, and considers it far better that he should have found her want of affection for him now than at a later stage in life. At present he is in Orange, N. J., but will soon return to Kansas Gity. Cleveland's First Appearance. NEW YOBK, Nov. 4 —The actors' fund benefit at the academy of music this afternoon was one of the most successful affairs that ever occurred in New York. Much of the eclat belonging to it was, of course, duo to the presence of Governor Cleveland, who on this occasion attended a pub lic entertainment for tbe first time since his election to the presidency. The vast auditorium was literally packed and hundreds of persons entered the lobby only to be able to get within six feet of the inner doors. Every theatrical person of eminence in town had se cured a box. President-elect Cleveland bad a cordial welcome at every station between Albany and New York. The president of the actors' association and Mayor Edscin aud Mayor elect Grace and a great throng of people reoeived Mr. Cleveland at the depot. The wel oome in the academy was of the wildest kind. The president-elect expressed a wish to meet artists engaged in the several performances, and a committeeman drove in hot haste to the Bre vjort house and as quickly returned with Mr. Irving, who was presented to the president elect and warmly grasped by both hands. Mr. Gleveland expressed regret at not meeting Terry and Jefferson. He returned to Albany at 5 o'clock. Police guarded Cleveiand's box during his stay in the academy, preventing the entry of either politicians or interviewers. The day's proceedings benefitted the actors fund $10,000. A Brewery Fire. NEWABK, N. J., Dec. 4.—Fire shortly after noon today, almost completely destroyed 0. Feigenpaus' brewery in this city. The entire fire department finally brought the flames under control. Accurate estimates Bre impossi ble now, but it is the opinion that it will reach $100,000, partially insured in New York com* panics. ANOTHXB DISPATCH. NBWABK, N J., Dee. 4.—The fire which started atMon in C. Feigenpaus brewery waa extinguished atTp.m. Two ice houses and the third story ef the main brewery building wen destroyed. Several firemen wen injured by falling off of the roof of the ioe house. Esti mated loss, $80,000 insured. They Won't Adjourn. WASHINGTON, Deo, 4.—A number of demo cratic leaders in the house say no adjournment will be taken to give members an opportunity to attend the opening of the World's Fair at New Orleans.. They propose to adjourn only for the usual holiday reoees.