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RYTI\- .' 'S^t VOL. 12 No MsSt 30. NEWS GOHHENm THE Standard Oil company employs 93,000 men. HON. WM. M. EVABTS wants the New York senatorship. MALTESE cats are again to take the place of pug dogs. JOHN KELLY, the Tamanv sachem, will be 64 years old April 21. SIXTY MILLIONS will go to pensioners daring the current fiscal year. JAY GOULD will go to New Orleans in his yacht Atlanta in February. THE editor of Punch, Mr. Burnand,has among his "Happy Thoughts" eleven un married daughters. POOR New York girls get but thirty cents a dozen for making shirts, and still people wonder at crime. CONGRESSMEN at Washington are be ing flooded with requests for the passage of some sort of bankruptcy bill. THE office of the superintendent of the dining car service on the Northern Pa cific has been removed from Jamestown to St. Paul. THE eldest son of the Prince of Wales, heir-presumptive to the British throne, will attend President Cleveland's inaugu ration. LIEUTENANT DANNENHOWER brought home to his mother a knit bed-spread, that he bought of a young Siberian girl, not quite finished. H. T. PRICE, a Tennessee farmer, has a coat made in 1838 by President Andrew Johnson. It will be sent to the New Orleans exposition. MB. HENDRICKS kissed forty-six young women at St. Mary's Ohio, last week. The Indiana statesman still imagines he is at the head of the ticket. THE managing editor of the St. Paul Day is considerably more of a man than the editor of the St. Paul Despatch, and the former wears dresses too. THE Press and Dakotaian says: "The various temperance organizations of Da kota in executive session, through their representatives at Huron, have appointed delegates to stand guard over the legis lature at the coming session. MILES CITY JOURNAL: Dakota has more intelligence to the square yard than South Carolina to the square mile. The latter, however, was not allowed to go out of the Union nor is the former permitted to come into the same. LIEUTENANT SCHWATKA says Alaska was a good purchase. It already pays 5 per cent, on the $7,000,000 investment, and will do better. It has great rivers and a sea coast greater than all rest of the United States, with almost inex haustible supplies of timber. IT HAS been decided by the house com mittee on postoffices and post-roads to recomm&ld tfee extension of the free de delivery system id 8il cltieS of 10,000 in habitants, and to all postoffices where re cjipts exceed $10,000 per annum. FAROO DEMOCRAT: Democrats desir ing to attend the inaugural ceremonies at Washington, and who wish to take ad vantage of reduced rates secured by the Committee, should correspond with Capt. D. W. Marttta, of Bismarck. All letters should reach him by Feb. 5, as a special train will leave Chicago on the 17th in order to arrive in time to witness the un veiling of the Washington monument on the 23d. Complete arrangements will be made for the accommodasion of all who desire to attend by notifying Capt. Maratta within the time specified. /APIEBBE despatch to the Chicago Tri Jbune reads as follows: The slander Iheaped upon Da ota by Senator Vest of Missouri'1 regarding the admission of Dakota-has created a great deal of ill- feeling among Dakotans, and a large in dignation meeting was held here today, lin which the leading citizens, including democrats,expressed themselves bitterly. Besol utions were passed denouncing Mr. be ha a re to S './Louis merchants from their list. Hena tot Vest sowed the wind and St. Louis ierchants will reap a whirlwind. ""ia CHRIST IS BORN, And His Followers Land Celebrate Day. All His (Cincinnati is Visited by a Fire Which Wipes Oat $200,000 Worth of Property. Texas Cowboys Amuse Themselves by Stopping a Railroad Train and Robbing- Passengers. A Light Report of the Day's Doings. A Cincinnati Fire. CINCINNATI, Dec. 21.—Fire started this morn ing in the cellar of J. R. Mills & Go.'s station ery and mercantile printing establishment, situated on Walnnt street, above Third, in the northwest corner of the masonic temple, and extended rapidly into other portions of the temple, which is a large building fronting on Third street and extending to an alley midway between Walnut and Main. The first portion to bnrn included the most valuable scenery, organ and other property belonging to the Scot tish rite of the fraternity, and was known to be the moBt complete in the west. It was largely the result of the life long labors of Mr. Enoch T. Cameron, who has devoted much time and study, as well as money, to make this cathedral the most complete of its kind. The loss to the Masonic fraternity will be heavy. Mills & Co's, establishment is necessarily a total loss, as water destroyed what might be left by fire. The total loss mnst reach about $100,003. Two firemen were se verely injured by a falling wall. By 11 o'clock the fire was fully under control and was con fined to the Masonic temple, and mainly to its north side, the building being divided by a wide hall running from east to west. The Magnnin temple is the property of Nero Cse3era Lo^ge of Masons and was built at a cost of $200,000. It is insured for $125,000, muoh more than will cover the loss oi the building. The principal item of los» is that of the Scottish Rite, whose property was on the third and fourth floors, the portion of the building first damaged by fire. Their losa is estimated at from $50,000 to $73,000. Enoch T. Cameron's Masonic library, worth $10,000 and containing many works im possible to replace, was wholly lost. It was in sured, bat will be sincsrely regretted by Mr. Cameron, as well as all Masons, who knew its character and value. Losses to other lodges are not so heavy, as much property was carried out. Lawyers' offices, mainly in the Third street front of tha building, ara chiefly injured by water and smoke. J. R. Mills & Co., in whose establishment the fire started, cannot estimate their loss, but as the printing home was sepaj rate from the other and is not burned, it is thought $30,000 will cover the loss, on which they have have an insurance of $10,000. Total loss to Masonic Temple building is estimated at $60,000} to Scottish rite, $25,000 others, $10,000. A Train Attiiftkfett eottbtfyg. SAM AUTONIO, Texas, Dec. &j.—iesterdsy evening as the east-bound passenger trsilti oti the Southern Pacific was nearing the bridge erasing on Pecos river, a number of torpedoes exploded on the track, causing the engineer to stop the train Six cowboys boarded the train with drawn revolvers, and compelled the con ductor to stop at langtry, the next small station. At Langtry twenty more cowboys bonrdoii the train and took possession of it. were all more or less under the influence of liquor, and amused them 8-Ives by shooting out all the window lights and lamps, terrorizing the passengers generally. As the train passed the small sta tions the cowboys would shove their heads out of the broken windows and shoot and yell. On passing a freight train it was saluted in similar manner and several hundred shots were fired into the roof of the oars. They robbed the train boy of his stock of peanuts and candies, but so far as known nobody was shot. udge Falon, United States District Attorney Evans and 8heriff White were among the passengers, but thought it bast not to make their identity known. The gang left the train at Avalde,after riding over 60 miles. The situation at Traverse. TBAVEBSE, D. T., Deo. 23.—Things have been at abooit a standstill today. Last evening Depnty United States Marshal John-ton of Fargo, arrived here with warrants for the arrest of the persons who overhauled the mail. This morning, accompanied by Sheriff Cnui min^s and Deputy Pelham, the marshal »F|^-W|" Over the Natal The Electric Wires Do Their Part Toward Keeping His People Informed Of What Happens Trougrhout His Kingdom By His People—Praise tfie Lord. A Disastrous Fire. NEW YORK, Dec. 25 —Harrigan & Hart's Theatre Comiq le on Broadway, opposite the New York hotel, was destroyed by fire this morning. The theatre cost $125,000. No in surance on building or contests. The books and money belonging to the Actors' Fund Asso ciation in the safe in their rooms on the second fl or, are supposed to have been totally destroyed. The safe in tha treasurer's office of the theatre cpntained besides the books of the establishment, $2,000 in money and the manu script of Beveral of Harrigan's plays. The ex citement in the Golonade hotel was for a time intense. The waiters had gone through the building and aroused the guests. Many of the latter became terrified and ran down stairs in their night clothes. STIIili ANOTHEB. TBOY, N. Y., Deo. 231—Cambridge, Washing inton county,was visited by a great conflagration this morning. Four large business blocks were completely destroyed. Probable loss $150,000 to $175,000. The Wheat Market. MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 23.—The extremely low prices of wheat has caused a falling off in receipts in the northwest of fully eighty per cent., compared with fifteen days ago, and Minneapolis mills are nsing less than 40,000 bushels per day. The Millers' association cn Monday raised prices in the country two cents per bushel, and today another advance of two cents was ordered. This it is thought, will bring out wheat in the farmer's hands, but it is doubtful, as farmers are now holding grain and are able to do so until spring if necessary. A District Attorney-Shot. MILWAUKEE, Deo. 13.—A special to the Senti nel from Oshkosh, sayB that word has been received there of the Bhooting of District Attorney W F. McArthnr, on the street at Neenah, this evening by Paul Sleinel, a clien who claims McArthur swindled him in manag ing his case. Sleinel is reportedjto have threaten ed to shoot McArthur for several years. The ball penetrated the lungs and McArthur is said to be in a critical condition. Sleinel immediately delivered himself pp. Another Elevator at Duluth. DULUTH, Minii, Deo. 23.—At a meeting of stockholders of the Lake Superior Elevator company held in the city yesterday, it was definitely decided to build another elevator at Duluth for the business of the coming year with a capacity of a million *and a half of bushelB, and it is understood that the Union Improvement and Elevator company wil1 also build another of a million bushels capacity. The erection of these elevators will give the Du luth Elevator company, when the new houses are completed, a capacity of $8,700,000 bushels, Poisoned Hiuiseif. CINCINNATI, l?e». 23,—iitilo'pb Sfchlcke, ag'fd yestrd, bookkeeper TOT IT W. McFadden & Co., wholesale notion dealers, tites discharged two weeks ago on suspicion of defalcation. Today be was called to the stoe and charged with de falcation of ovef $1,000. A con stable present arrested him* He got permission to go to the water closet and returned in two minutes and fell dead. He had taken cyanide potassum, having anticipated arrest. He was to be married tomorrow. On Trial For Jttnrder. FABGO, Dak., Dec. 23.—A1 Haas is on trial here in the district court for the murder of James T. Clark. Prosecution was rested no new evidence has been adduced but what was given at the coroner's inquest. It is thought he will be acquitted. Clark was one of four roughs arrested by policemen who asked Haas to assist, and Clark attempted to escape and was shot. The firing is supposed to have been done by Haas. Sharon's ©ivorce Case. SAN FBANCBCO, Dec. 24.—W. Barnes leading counsel for ex-Senator Sharon, in the Sharon divorce case says of Judge Sul livan's decision: "It is an entire sur rise to the profession, both as to the 1-w and facts. The judgment will do serious pecuniary injury to Sharon, and I don't think he has $10,000 worth of prop erty which could be made subject to decision. Mr. Sharon is greatly annoyed by the present start for Wilmot. He has just returned with decision, bnt has not the slightest idea of Bub I 4= & A 5 BISMARCK, DAKOTA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1884. foar prisoners: H. H. Houghty, Albert Deoves, E. Knudson and W. W. Boyes. He will take tha morning train for Fargo. The adjutant general of the territory arrived on this even ing's train. He is sent by the governor to con sult with the sheriff of the county in regard to furnishing troops. The men under the com mand of the sheriff are willing to anfist him in serving his papers and think themselves sufficiently strong to do so. The sheriff hesitates to attempt this with citizens of the county alone as it surely means a fight. He thinks the presence of troops would save bloodshed. The deputy marshal said he found Wilmot filled with armed men and advised the sheriff not to attempt using the force at hand, as it would bring on a regular battle with the odds against the attacking party, bnt wait for troops, whose presence he thought would save a fight. The citizens of Traverse are becoming indignant at the delay. Business is entirely suspended. Sufficient force is here to defend the town against an attack. viasion, and of course be will appeal, and we are confident of reversing the decision. The suit brought by Sharjn in the United States circuit court to hava marriage contract de» declared invalid, will be prosecuted. Is It Booth WHEELING, W. Va., Dec. 23.—[Special.]—The announcement from Atlanta, Ga., that Rev. J. Y. Armstrong, reotor of St. Matthews Episcopal church this city from 1874 to 1878, but now rector of St. Philips Episcopal church, Atlanta, had again been publicly declared to be Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Lincoln,has created great excitement here,not a few people declaring they had always believed some great mystery was connected with the life of the Rev. gentleman. While the assertion that be is'Booth is pro nounced ridiculous by those most familiar with Rev. Mr. Armstrong's history, those who have seen Booth say there is no doubt of the remark able resemblance between the two men, Mr. Armstrong's face,tone of voice and peculiar walk being identical with the personal charateristics of the assassin, while a pronounced dramatic style and rather stage delivery give ground of the suspicion he was'cnce on the boards in tragic parts. It was frequent comment with those who first listened to his sermons, that he was born Richard III. No one meeting him on the sheet would snspect him to be a minister. His bois terous manner, loud voice and habitual and lavish use of tobacco with the common rnmor of intemperance being anything but ministera). It is thought strange that although Mr. Arm strong steadily maintains^ he is not Bojth,.he uniformly refuses to allow an examination of his neck where Booth bad a scar. Another Jfire. PITTSBURG, Pa., Dec. 24.—Clarion. Pa., special: At an early hour this morning fire broke out in the dwelling bouse and grocer? store of B. H. Trampton and quickly spread to Carver & Co.'-a dry goods. store and dwelling Samuel Trampton and \f. S. Alexander, ad joining, destroying the entire block. The lo aggregates $38,000, on w|iich there' is $16,000 insurance. Wie origin of thjj fire is a mystery. Boi^sh on Tramps. LINCOLN, 111., Deo. 24.-4Last nignt thirteen tramps slept on top of the boilers of the coal shaft here. About 6 o'clock this morning one of the number accident 1? turned the blow out valve, allowing steam and hot water from six boilers to escape, burning and scalding eight of them severely, two of whom are thou ght canno survive. All of the men became panic stricken and found difficulty in. esoaping from the building. Three were burned about the face, throat and head, and several badly scalded on their bodies.' 5 The (Weather at St. Paul. ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 23.—The weather here has moderated today, -the,, thermometer now registering 6 .below. Reports from points north west indicate that another very cold wave has struck the Rooky Mountain slooe, the mercury falling 21 degrees at Fort Coster and 16 at Medicine Hat. It has been snowing here all day, tbonghnot heavily, and lines of railroad from the noirtbw?Bt report more or less trouble and tiains are delayed two to five hours. Lines south and east are op in and trains on time. Accident— Kobbetfy. DAYTON. O., Dec. 23.—The third Pan Handle railway wreck for the week occurred at Brinley station, west of Dayton. The train broke in two engineer slowed up, the rear portion came up with a crash, smashing £our cars. Oophers inserted a pound of powder in the safe of Poor Guardian P. E. Gilbert. A fearful explosion ensued, blowing doors twenty feet but all they got was sixty bents. TWO NEW YaifiE -®ec. S3.—fhe Cailfll boat Chas Wilson, moored at the dock at the foot of Columbia street, Brooklyn, sprung a leak and sunk so quickly that tbe occupants were unable to get ashore. Captain Flannery and wife and two children were rescued, but his son aged fourteen and daughter: aged seven, were drowned. An Irate Sister. NEW YOBK, Dec. 23—Amelia Vess, sister of Herman E. Vess, 342 East Sixteenth street, was arresteJ on the charge of, appropriating nearly $100,000 in cash and bonds belonging to her biother, and which she took from a box in tbe Trust company's office. ,,i Her brother had intended buying two houses, one for himself and one for another sister than Amelia, and this so incensed tbe latter that sue seized the ffluiti and bonds, preventing the purchase. Catholic Church Burned. BEIXHT, Wis., Dec. 24.—Fire was discovered in the parsonage of' the Catholic society of this place todry and the flames weie soon cotnmuni* oatedtP the Oatholio church adjoining. Both buildings were destroyed. Tbe loss on chnrflh building is $7,000, insurance $6,000 lesson building $4,000, insurance $1,000. Haas Acquitted. FABGO, Deo. 23.—Haas was put on the stand in bis own behalf. He testified that be shot Clark in self defense. Tfie jury acquitted the prisoner after not being bnt over ten minutes. Hackett and Mcliear. ST.PAOT.. III\:T/ r*l' 'Xnf''.. |.» T1 ^7 Dec: 23—The Pioneer Press this morning published a dispatch from Dee Moines 1 „i a*if -waa^ wssi^ ~w t,^grTK^ *r t^ in which reference was made to the alleged con spiracy to murder a woman near Devils Lake, Dak., but no names were given. The following telegram was just received regarding the affair: "Yonng Hackett and sheriff have left the coun try." Farco Items. FABGO, Deo. 23.—The pump shop of John Messington at Moorbead, burned this morning. Loss on stock and building $1,200. No insur ance. It is generally believed here that tbe Roberts county troubles are more or less of a hoax. Sleighing Accident. MOUNT CABMEE, Pa., Dec. 23.—Henry Strong and Wm. Eivine, while driving in a sleigh, were hnrledover an embankment and killed. Congressional. SENATE. WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 23.—Senator Hale called up the naval appropriation bill as re ported yesterday by him from tbe committee on appropriations, and it passed the subcom mittee. In secret session the senate amended the house resolution providing for a holiday recess, substituting the 24th for the 20th as the date when recess shall begin. Adjourned. Weather in Chicago. CHICAGO, Dec. 23.—Snow has be^n falling since darkness south wind, thermometer 20 degrees above trains west and northwest, south and southeast coming in froin one to five hours late, the chief trouble being in the northwest. Thirty Below. DULUTH, Minn.,. Dec. 23.—Last night the thermometer went down to thirty below. It has been bitter cold all day, and probably will go as low as thirty-five below tonight. A Crood Appointment. CHICAGO, Dec. 23.—W. K. Acker^san, formerly pifsident of the Illinois Central Railroad, has been .appointed western agent of the Baltimore & Ohio. The World's Fair. NEW "ORLEANS, Deo. 23.—At the World's exposition the work of improvement is being pnshed as fast as the army of workmen can execute tbe directions. A Democrat in Pa. YOBK, Pa., Dec. 23.—Election today in the Nineteenth congressional district resulted in the ohoice of Dr. John A. Swope, a democrat. Killed By a Blast. CATAWISSA, PA., Deo. 23 —Wm. Heckler, Michael Mnllery and Harry Heicz were killed at Klein's stone quarry this morning by a prema ture explosion of blast. The Strikers Go Back. PFTTSBUBG. Deo. 23 —The latest reports from up rivet seem to indicate that the miners' strike is a failure. In tbe second pool, many of the miners are still working, and in the third and fourth pools it is reported that the majority of the miners hava signified their intention of going back. Court at Pierre. PIEBBE, Dak., Dec. 24.—Judge Seward Smith is holding a special term of court and hearing contest cases of Wolworth vs. Potter and Sully vs. Courtns, Prominent attorneys from Central Dakota are in attendance and also many visitors. Congressional. 8 EN ATS. WASHINGTON. Deo. 24.—-Aftei disposing of the morning business the senate went into executive session. When tbe doors were reopened tbe obair announced his Signature to the cotitfiirrent resolution providing for ttatt holiday rCeess. Adjourned till January 5th. Merry Christmas. NEW YOBK, Dec. 24.—Tha brokers' stock ex change is spending the day in athletic sports. Silk hats are suffering, most of them being n*ed as foot balls. Fish horns furnish the Enoch is There. QUEBEC, Dac. 24.—John C. Eno of New York, a fugitive, entered the billiard tourna ment at the Merchants' olub, Quebec, and won a gold medal valued at $50. Major Sanger of the Army. CHICAGO, Dec. 24.—Amboy, III., dispatch: Major L. H. Sanger, Eleventh infantry, United States army, died here yesterday of heart dis ease. ^1% 1 1' •V'r: The Old Bell. PnTT.AnttT.T»ma, Deo. 23.—Theold Liberty hall bell will be taken to the New Orleans exposition in charge of a joint committee of the oouncil. A Fund For Bismarck. BERLIN, Dec. 22.—A committee has been organized to raise a fund for Prince Bismarck, as an expression of the confidence of the nation in the great statesman. ...... Factory Burned. UTICA N. Y., Dec. 22.—A gaa l*k in No. 2 Upper Empire Woolen miil, at ClayviUe, near *s JlT^- I!FT :*«TFC"HIFE «&»M?ASS.'.~ ««£& PRICE FIVE CENTS Ucica, oil Sunday, caused its total destruction by fire. Loss, $100,000 insured. At JLast, Oh, IiOrd. CHICAGO, Dec. 24.—San Francisoo dispatch: The celebrated Sharon divorce case has been decided in favor of tbe plaintiff. Washington News. WASHINGTON, Deo. 23.—The next annual re-* nnion of CrockerVIowa brigade, oomposed of the 11th, 13th, 15th and 16th Iowa regiments, will be held September 23d and 24th, 1885, at Iowa City, Iowa, instead of Marshalltown as heretofore. The charges preferred against Sergeant Holtenorth of the signal servio6, growing out of the alleged rifling by Holtenorth of Lieutenant Greeley's desks, were today forwarded by Gen. Hazen to Lieutenant-General Sheridan. In an interview this evening, Gen. Hazen spoke in terms of commendation of Sergeant Holte north, and if a court martial is ordered in the case he, (Hazen) hopes he will be called as a witness for the defense. NOTES. W. B. Thompson, late superintendent of rail way mail service, was today confirmed second assistant postmaster-general. He will be suc ceeded as superintendent of the railway mail service by John Jamison, present assistant superintendent. The position of chief olerk. which has been vacant some time, will be filled by the appointment of Alexander Grant of Michigan, now clerk of the bureau. NOMINATIONS. Commodore Winfield Scott Schley, chief of bureau equipment and recruiting in the navy with rank of commodore. CONFIBMATIONS. W. Thompson of Michigan, second assist ant postmaster-general. The house committee on judiciary agreed to recommend to the full committee that ex Sergeant^at-Arins Thompson be allowed a reasonable amount for exnensea moun^ed^y him in the if&liett Kttbnurne suits. i.KSEWS .NOTES.' IT WAS as cold in Boston Saturday as at Bismarck, Dakota. CHICAGO CUBBENT: Dakota to Mis souri: Poll down your vest. THE Canton News is booming Mark Ward for tbe speakership of tbe terri torial bouse. THE Union County Courier says it is simply nonsense for anyone to talk any thing but division on tbe 46tb. Sioux FALLS PRESS: An exchange re marks tbat the number of new democrats in Dakota since the election is astonish* ing. "Same old regiment, only got new uniforms." THE affairs of Mercer county are still harrassed with legal complications. An amended complaint has been filed upon Attorney Allen, oounsel for the commis pionens by Attorney McGindley, of Mandan. THE husband of the actress Dickie Lingard, now the editor of the Chicago News-Letter, Mr. Dalziel, has fallen heir to an estate in Shropshire, England, with an income of a hundred thousand dollars a year, as it is reported. THE Northern Pacific express company* if the scheme of the Baltimore & Ohio is carried out, is likely to make it lively for the Wells-Fargo company. The B. &0 will run its oars from the east to St. Paul, where the transfer will be made to the Northern Pacific. MB. THORPE, who is to marry Miss Longfellow, is a brother of Mrs. Ole Bull, and a member of the Boston bar. He is quite wealthy, while his prospec tive bride is not only the heiress of her share of Mr. Longfellow's wealth, but of nearly a quarter of a million besides, left by her uncle. REDFIELD DESPATCH: 1 he vote polled in the several legislative districts at the recent election was as follows: 1st, 3,979 2d, 4,829 3d, 8,592 4th, 4,970 5th, 5,010 6th, 14,106 7th, 8,201 8th, 5,997 9th, 8,404 10th, 9,239 11th, 7,220 12th, 6,969. As will be seen the vote of this—Red field district—was nearly twice as great as any two districts. PERSONALLY Mr. Hendricks is unaf fected, genial and courteous and a fine talker. The second governor of Indiana was his uncle, his father was a member of the state legislature, and one of Ms grandparents was a professor of law at Gettysburg college, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Hendricks was a Miss Morgan she is a handsome brunette, of pleasing manners and very hospitable. o- iHl A R'V"