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This elegant hotel Is the pride of the town and
the admiration of all who visit the place. It Is
50x110 feet In size, three stories high, and fin
ished throughout In elegant style, and elaborate
ly furnished. Every attention Is paid to the com
fort ot guests, John O. Uyers, Proprietor.
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbago, Backache, Headache, Toothache.
BnrnK, ScalC*, Froxt Bltet,
Given under my hand this 7th day of February,
A. D. 1 H&).
THOMAS N. l.EE,
Justice of the Peace within and lor Steele
county, D. T.
TERRITORY OF DAKOTA,
COCBTY OF STEELE. -H9.
HI- HOPE STEELE CO., NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, MARCH 20,1885.
boldly Drua.'istijma everywhere, KiftyOeut»abvU)e.
THE CHARLES A. TOGELEU CO.
(J A. YOGKLSR&CO.) Bnlr- (.8. A,
TOT It' E OF Jl OKT(i\(iU SALK.
_i_^ whereas Default has been made In the
terms and coudltlons of a certain ludentuie of
mortgage dated the Wth day of April. A. D. IKH4.
made, executed and delivered bv Edwsrd
trstad, of Steele county, Dakota Territory, mort
gagor. unto Sprlngen Sknvleni. of Mayvllle,
Traill couuty, Dakota Territory, mortgagees, which
mortgage «as tiled for recoitl In the office of the
reglste: of deeds In und for the Bounty of Steele
and Territory of Dakotu. 011 the 14th day of April,
A. D. 1884, at 8:57 o'clock, p. m„ and was duly
recorded In book of mortgage deeds on races
rtOS, *104 and (105, and whereas, by virtue of a
power In said mortgage contained and therewith
recorded, the said mortgagees, on account of a de
fault made In the payment of the sum of Two
Hundred Dollars and Interest due on said mort
gage on the first day ot December. A. D. lstU
have elected to declare and have declared the
whole sum of money secured by paid mortgage due
and payable, and there la claimed to be due and
Is due at the date of tills notice the sum of Four
Hundred aid Thlity-Tbree Dollars and Thirty
Three and one- Third Cents iS43i].!l:,V:I, and no
action or proceeding at law or In equity has been
Instituted to recover the debt secured by said mort
gage or auy part thereof. Now, tliorefore. notice
Is hereby given that by virtue of a power of sale
In said mortgage contained and therewith record
ed and pursuant to the statute In such case made
and provided, the said mortgage will be foreclosed
and said mortgaged premise* lying and being In
the said county of Steele and Territory ot Dakota
and described In said mortgage as follows, to wit
The northeast quarter of section number ten (10)
In township number one hundred and foru-enrht
(148) north, of range 54 west, containing lub acres
more or less, will be sold, subject to one prior mort
gage. for the tumor Five Hundred Dollars, by the
sheriff of said county ol Steele at public auction to
the highest bidder,at the front door ofthe postoffice
In the town of Hope In the
county of Steele and Ter
r.tory of Dakota on the 'JKth day of .March. A
1885. at 2 o'clock In the afternoon ol said daV to
satlsfj said «ebt.the principal and Interest and the
costs and expenses of said foreclosure and sale, to
gether with attorney's feesot fifty dollars S50i as
provided In said mortgage in case of toreclosure.
Dated February yth, 1885.
SPR1NGEN & SKAYLKM,
1) M, shanks, attorney for mortgagees, MHJVIIIC,
1- fell!J-20-27mhH-i i-20-27
rEiiiiiTOHY OP DXKOTA. Iii JUSTICE Court,
COUKTT OF STKKLK. -S3. Before Thomas N.
Lee. J. P.
Louis B, Hanua 1
D. O. Chldfster.
The Terrltoo of Dakota sends greeting: To I).
0. Chldlster, defuudant.
You are hereby summoned to appear before me,
at my oltlee, I11 the town of Hope In said county,
on the 21st day of March, A. D. 1885. at 10 o'clock
a. in., to answer to the eomplnlnt of the above
named plaintiff. Louis B. Hanna, who claims to re
cover of you the sum of Elglity-Une Dollars due
said plaintiff by said defendant uiion Ills certain
promissory note of date April 2Mb. 1888. And
you are hereby notified lhat If you fall to appear
and answer said complaint as above required, paid
plaintiff will take Judgment against yon for the
sum of Eighty-One Dollars, with Interest from and
since the 2tith day ot April, A. D. 188:!. at the rate
of 10 per cent, per annum, and the costs of this
In Justice Court
Before Thomas N.
Lee, .1. p.
Louis B. Hanna
D. O. chldlster.
The Territory of Dakota sends greeting: To D.
0. Chldlster. defendant.
You are hereby summoned to appear before me,
at my officc. In the town of Hope I11 sa:d county,
on the 21st day of March, A. D. 1885. at I (I o'clock
a. m„ to answer to the complaint of the above
named plaintiff. Louis B. Hanna, who claims to
recover of you the sum of Thlity Dollars due said
plaintiff by said defendant upon his certain prom
issory note or date April ltsth, 1883. And yon
are hereby untitled that If you fail to appear and
answer said complaint as above required, said
plaintiff will take, judgment against you for the
sum of Thirty Dollars, with Interest from and
since the Kith day of April, A. 1). 1883. at the l-ate
of 10 per cent.'per annum, and the costs of this
Given under mv hand this 7th day ol February,
A. D. 188ij.
THOMAS N. LEE,
Justice of the Pcace within and for Steele
county, D. T.
T"©TICK OF riXAL PROOF.
Land Office at Fargo, D. T„ 1
February 20th, 1885.1'
Notice is hereby given that thefoliowliig named
settler hits llled notice of Ills Intention to make
final proof lnsuppoitot his claim and securetliial
entry thereof 011 the 4th day of April, 1885, via:
Lncious O. Finn. s. 10.377 for the li ot
see 18. tp 14311. 56 w, and names the following
as his witnesses, viz: Bandall Gray, Charles D.
Gray. Thaddeus Phlllls. J. N. Thurber. all of
Colgate, D. T. Testimony to be taken before
Register or Receiver U. S. Land Office, at Fargo,
CBSB County, D. T., on the 4th day or April, A. D.
1885, at hisiofflce.
HORACE AUSTIN, Register.
"VTOTICE OF FIXAI, PROOF
Land Office at Fargo, D. T., I
March H, 1885.
Notice is hereby given that the following named
settler has filed notlcc of his Intention to make
final proof In support of his claim aud secure
final entry thereof on the 2flth day of April,
1885, viz: James F. Locslng. D. S. No. 14,i01
for the Vt ot sec. 20, tp 147 n, range 5B w, and
names the fallowing as his witnesses, viz: c. W.
Knapp. J. P. Worth.B. F. Walden, L. A.
all of Steele county, D. T. The testimony to be
taken before the clerk of the district pourt. Steele
county, at Hope. Stee.e county. I). T„ on the 25th
day of April, A. D. 1885, at his office.
HORACE AUSTIN, Register.
Contractor and Builder.
HOPE, I). T.
done in first-class manr.er.
Repairing and Jobbing
promptly attended to
PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND
furnished on application.
TTTTT X3for working people. Send 10 cents
•L-L Ml IX iiostdge, and we will mnll vou free,
a royal, valuable sample box of goods that will
put you in the way of making more money In a
few days than you ever thought ixisslble at any
business. Capital not required. You- can live at
home and work In spare time only, or all the time.
All of both sexes, of all ages, grandly successful
50 cents to 35 easily earned every evening. That
all who want work may test the business, we make
this unparalleled offer: To nil who are not well
satisfied we will send SI to pay tor the trouble of
writing us. Full particulars, directions, etc.. sent
free, immense pay absolutely sure for all who
start at mice Don't delay. Address STINBON FC
Co., Portland, Maine.
Wheat, ti2 cents.
E. D. Wallace ami family returned home ou
N. II. Ernmans will return to Hope about
the 1st of April.
Ameng those who returned from the East
last week was David Tufts and wife.
Col. Thomas, one of Fargo's prominent law
yers, spent several days in Hope during the
D. P. Baldwin returned home last Saturday,
and was confined to liis room for several days
Services are now being held in the Hope
,Cougregation church 011 and after Sunday a^
two co'lock p. m.
The members of the Hope gun club are busy
pegging away at the glass balls, preparing
themselves to issue challenges.
It is rather an unusual tliiug to see prairie
fires in Dakota in the month of March, but for
more than two weeks they have been visible
in every direction.
A letter received within the past few days
from Ben Whitney announces' that lie will re
turn to Dakota in a few weeks. Everybody
will be giad to see Ben.
Cuthbert Charlton and Annie Cameron were
married ou Tuesday evening by the Rev. Thos.
McElroy. The ceremony took place at the
residence of the bride's mother.
J. W.. Stewart, who has been fanning a sec
tion of land near Buffalo, will remove with
his family to his homestead in Stoeie couuty
next week to reside there permanently.
J. M. (iuriisey writes that hi* return has
been delayed owing to the sickness of his little
boy, who lias an attack of bilious fever, but lie
will be on deck in a few days, ready to com
mence work on his farm.
The first progressive euclier parly in Hope
was given by Mr. and Mrs. Barlow at their
residence on Tuesday evening. The honors of
the evening were divided, and the party took
to dancing, which was kept up till about mid
night, when the party adjourned.
The first wild goose of the season was seen
I'y Mr. W. H. H. Roney ou Thursday last near
one of the lakes a few miles east of Hope. A
hawk also umde its appearance a few days
ago. These birds are Bure harbingers of the
approacli ot spring, and the present weatiier
also certainly indicates an early season.
It has been.decided to have the usual club
dance at the Spear building, instead of next
Friday evening, as had been previously an
nounced It is expected that next Friday eve
ning tlio last dance of the season will take
place. These dances liavo been much en
joyed by nil who have attended them, audit is
oxpecled that ali who can will be present to
night and next Friday night.
The Band boys will give a rousing old ball
on Friday evening, April 10th. The proceeds
of the bail will go to tho baud fund. Professor
Thomas is working hard to bring them to such a
state of perfection as will warrant their ap
pearing in competition with bauds of older or
ganization and longer practice. Turn out and
give them a lift. We shall give
further notiee of
this dance together with place of holding same.
It has been almost definitely settled that we
are to liaTe a roller skating rink in Hope. Mr.
Robinson spent several days in Hope last wtek
figuring on the project, and lie has inade a bid
for the building belonging to Ole Olson, which,
if he succeeds in obtaining it, will at once be
enlarged and transformed into a first-class
riuk. Messrs. Beidier & Robinson havo ample
means at their command, and whatever they
undertake it may
iu good shape.
relied upon will lie done
The case of the Territory of Dakota against
Ed Rogers, Robert Wilson aud C. B. Willard,
charged with grand lardhiy, was up before
Justice Lee 011 Friday, aud Wilson and Willard
were honorably acquitted. The case of Rogers
was continued to Saturday, wlieu a change of
venue was asked by the prisoner and granted,
and the caso was sent to Justice Taylor. On
Monday the prisoner was taken by the sheriff
to the residence of Justicc Taylor, who it was
found was absent, whereupon the prisoner
was set at liberty and quickly disappeared.
For two weeks or more there hare been
muttering# aud rumors in regard to certain
proceedings that were to be instituted against
the old board of county commissioners and the
late county cleric. Heretofore we have ab
stained from meutioniug these rumors, pre
ferring to await developments. These rumors
alleged that action was to be brought for the
recovery of a sum of moaey amounting to be
tween eight and nine thousand dollars. On
the 9th of March a civil suit was entered
against P. S. Maekay and E. J. McMahon for
the sum of $1,864.73. On the 12th of March
J. A. Gray swore out a complaint against E.
J. McMahon charging him with the crime of
forgery. It was known that McMahon was in
Bismarck, aud that he would return to Hope
on the following Saturday or Tuesday, but in
the face of this the sheriff was at once dis
patched to Bismarck to arrest and bring him
back to Hope, and not satisfied with this, Mr.
Gray caused a telegram to be «nt to the sheriff
of Stutsman county to arrest and detaiu Mc
Mahon, and he was arrested and released ou
parole by Judge Francis. We mention the3e
facts to show the personal animus
Gray in making this arrest. It is well known
to all in Hope that Gray is and has been a bit
ter personal enemy of McMahon's, and the
belief is general that ho uiade use of the offi
cial position in which lie was placed te gratify
his personal enmity. This conclusion is irre.
•istible. We say nothing about the expense
incurred. If a crime had been committed and
there was danger of the guilty party escaping
that would havo been proper. But in this case
the party accused lived here and could hare
been apprehended at any time up to the day he
left to go to BiBinarck, and it was well known
that he would return as soon as the legi- lature
adjourned. The particular act upon which the
charge is based is the issuing of an order to C.
II. Ward, late sheriff, for the sum of $168.66.
The records of the couuty show that JUie bill
was allowed at a meeting held Dec. 5,1SS3,
but it is alleged two of the commissioners were
absent .The proceedings wore published, and
the matter v^^one of public notoriety at the
time. War.4d»ived the order no attempt at
concealment made. Whether the pro
ceeding wv ar or not, remaius for the
court to dS 1 The bill was undoubtedly
a Just one
1 be paid, and we cannot
see where thero was any fraudulent inteut
Certainly it was not such a case as justified the
means adopted, and if the personal prejudice
above alluded to were eliminated it Is safe to
say they would never have leon resorted to.
McMahon appeared bsfore Justice I.ee 011
Saturday aud gavo bond for his appearance ou
Wednesday, and on Weduesday the case wa*
adjourned for two weekB.
While ou this subject we desiro to say that
we believe the old board of county commis
sioners court the fullest and freest investiga
tion of their motives aud acts. That they have
made mistakes we do not deny, that they may
have failed to comprehend and act in strict ac
cordauce with tho provisions of law, may also
be true, but that they did any act with the in
tention of defrauding the couuty we do not
Tho residents of Hope seem to Ire quite ju
bilant over the prospects of their town aud
vicinity. Major Calkins, who was the repub
lican candidate for goveruor of Iudinna the
past fail, iu connection with his friend E. N.
Curl, is negotiating iu regard to the establish
ment of a mill at the county sent of Steele
county, while others are iinportiug blooded
stock, among the latter being Thomas J. Fos
ter, formerly of La Porte, Indiana, all of which
tends to increase the value of farinlug proper
ty in Steele county.—Fargo Argus.
So Longer iu Itaubt.
The following letter from a member of the
legislative assembly was received by Mr. D. P.
Ilaldwiu Tuesday, aud settles the question iu
regard to the passage of the bill for a special
election in this couuty:
BISMABCK, March 18,1885.
MY DEAR SIR—1 am very glad to tell you
that I succeeded iu getting up your council
bill No. 2J under a suspension of the rules,
had my judiciary clerk enroll it, obtained the
signatures of the officers of the couucil aud
house, and the bill has just beou approved by
the governor and is a law. I congratulate you
upon the successful conclusion of this matter,
which had such a narrow escape.
Yours truly, E. W. MABTIN.
H. P. Smart vs. E. .1. ftlcMahon.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 28,1885.
Gentlemen: I have examined the contest
case of Herbort P. Smart vs. Edward J. Mc
Mahon involving the right to the south half «f
the northeast quarter aud lots 1,2 and 8 of sec
tion two, township 144, range SB, erroneously
described in your abstract as the northeast
quarter and nortliest quarter of northwest
quarter of section two. The records show that
Smart filed D. S. No. 11,800 for said tract
November 13,18SU, alleging settlement Novein
bor 6, 1882, and that McMahon filed D. S. No.
12,34ti for same Jauuary 17, alleging settle
ment January 10,1883. McMahon gave pub
lishcfd notice of his intontion to make proof
aud (iaymeut and cited Smart to appear and
show cause why his entry should not be al
lowed. Smart appeared and filed his protest,
duly corroborated, alleging priority of settle
ment and bona fide compliance with the law.
Hearing was commenced October 17, 1883, at
which time issue was joined between the par
ties and testimony taken. From the testimony
adduced you find as matters of fact, "That at
the time the defendant McMahon made his set
tlement aud established his residence upon the
land the plaintiff had not made a boua fide
settlement upon the premises and bad not then
established his residence thereon, nor had he
established his residence thereon previous to
the commencement of this contest aud that his
alleged residence thereon was only a pretend
ed aud assumed residence aud not residence or
inhabitancy in fact," ou the other baud 'you
fiud that McMahon the defendant has complied
with the law and that he is entitled to the land.
After au examination ot the testimony, I fail
to find sufficient grounds for a reversal of your
action and tho samo is affirmed. I award
the laud in contest to McMaiiou and hold the
I. S. of Smart for cancellation, subject to ap
peal. L. HARBISON,
The Jleiv Election BUI.
An act entitled an act for a special election in
the county of Steele and Territory of Da
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of
the Territory of Dakota: SEC.1. That a special
election is hereby authorized in the several pre
•incts of the couuty of Steele, in said Terri
tory, ou Tuesday, the 19th day of May, 1885,
for tho pttrposo of voting upou the permanent
location of the county seat for said county of
Steele and Territory aforesaid.
SEC 2. The board of county commissioners,
or a mnjority thereof, of said county, shall, at
their quarterly session, en the first Monday of
April next, cause to be issued a call for such
electieu, and to designate in said call the places
in tho several precincts where said election
shall be held in each of said precincts, and
shall cause notices to be posted in each of said
precincts at least twenty days prior to said
special election, and to appoint the judges to
conduct said election iu each of said precincts
but the failursto post said uotices in the proper
time, or the refusal of any of said judges ot
election so adpointed to serve, shall not invali
date such election. Said election, and all pro
ceedings and details thereof, shall be conducted
in ali respects as now provided by law for the
government of general elections.
SKC. 3. At such election the electors of said
county voting shall have written or printed, or
partly written aud printed, upon their ballots
the name of the locality in said county as their
choice for the permaueut county seat of said
county, and the locality in said county having
a majority of all the votes so cast aud voting
upon said location shall be the permanent
couuty seat for said county.
Sec. 4. The judges conducting such election
eh ail make return to the proper officers of the
county, who shall cauvoss the same within
twenty days after said election, and the lo
cality having a majority of all the votesso cast
shall bn by said canvassing board declared as
the county seat for said county and the board
o( county commissioners for the county shall
forth with provide suitable offices for the sev
eral county officers
of the county at such county
seat, and all of such officers shall thereupon
remove to such location all the files, records,
aud archives, etc., belonging to their respect
SEC. 5. Tiib act shall take effect and be iu
force from and after its passage aud approval.
The rush of immigration to the Northwest
begins early this season, aud the indications
are that it will bo greater even than usual.
There is gratifying evidence, also, that this
years's immigrants will be from the better
class of people, aud such as will prove a valu
able acqulslti'v country,—Picww Pre**.
yy •,^m^ •*•$**7*1?
Proposed Revocation of President
Arthur's Order Openiufrthe Dakota
A Washington special to the Pioueer Pres»
says Commissioner Price has asked Secretary
Lamar to suspend the executive order opening
the Wiunebago and Crow Creek reservations.
His coinmunicati' is as follows:
To the Honorable the Secretary of the Inter
ior—Sir: Iu view of the fact that it is stated
011 good authority that white men iu great
numbers aro crowding luto the old Winnebago
and Crow Creek reservations en the east bank
of the Missouri river, In Dakota, thereby alarm
ing the Iodiaus, and, in the judgment of many
good citizens, endangering the
The Dakota Railroad Rill.
A letter has been received by Mr. Charles A.
Ainsden, the secretary of thn Pillsbnry & Hul
burt elevator company, from ono of the com
pany's traveling meu, which contains a piece
of information, which, if true, is of considera
ble interest. According to the letter their is
now discovered te bo a clause in the railroad
bill recently passed by the Dakota legislature
giving the commissioners authority to fix the
maximum freight rate limits. This clause, the
letter assorts, was not in the bill as presented
to the liouso. Had it boen there it could hard
ly have escaped observation. But as the bill
has come out of the governor's hands with his
signature affixed, the clause is there. How it
ever got there nobody knows. Mr. Amsden
yesterday showed the letter to a Tribune re
porter, and remarked that he thought his cor
respondent was to be trusted. "If it Is a fact,"
be said, "it is a thing of great importance to
us in Minneapolis, and a thing which the pub
lic ought to be informed of. It is a point,
however, which will need to bn pretty thor
ough Jyinvestigated. —/Ifin neapoli* Tribune.
The Dakota Governorship.
BISMARCK, Dak., Marcli 12.—'The report from
Washington that the Dakota central Democrat
ic committee had agreed to recommend Capt.
J)an Maratta as a candidate for governor, has
occasioned considerable gossip as to prebable
changes in the government of the territory by
the recently installed national executive. Bis
marck people do not desire a change, but it one
is to be made they aro favorable to Maratta,
who makes his headquarters here a considera
ble part of the time during the season of navi
gation. The Democratic party in the house,
consisting of Messrs. Roach, Morgan and Kun
kle, expreis different views on the subject.
Mi-. Roach stated to your correspondent to-day
that in his opinion the Democrats in Dakota
were well satisfied witli the administration ot
Gov. Pierce, and did not desire a change, Mr.
Morgan was quite positive that hit party wanted
to see a general cleaning out of Republicans in
office, including the present ^governor. As to
preference for a new executive, be thought
Ziebach wa* the almost linaniaoa* cbtioe ef
H. PRICE, Commissioner.
The impression is that Mr. Lamar will be in
clined to comply with thn commissioner's re
quest. Mr. Price lias been opposed to the
opening of the reservation frem the start.
Delegate Raymond says of the matter:
I don't believo the secretary will suspend the
^der. I shall use every argument possible
aguinst such action, aud shall have the co-ope
ration of Mr. Teller, who knows the history of
that land better, probably, than any man who
has had auything to do with it. Even If the
order is superceded, the settlers will hold on to
their rights to the laud1 they have settled on.
I feel sure Secretary Lamar will sustain the
executive order by President Arthur, and that
President Clevelaud will endorse it. I am In
doubt if, after the reservations have beeu open
ed to settlement and lights have accrued to
settlers, tho order can be suspended aud the
lands takeu back. I think this letter by Mr.
Price will suspend work 011 the plats aud de
lay getting them iuto the hands of the laud
Mr. Jeslyu says that the order caunot be af
fected by any suspension. When the govern
ment opens land to settlement by executive or
der and men goou it in good faith, their entries
will hold good in spite of any attempt to take
the land back again. Secretary Lamar is not
likely to take any action for some days.
School Land Decision.
YANKTON, Dak., March 12.—To-day Judge
Edgerton rendered a decision in a case which
is of groat importance to Dakota. It involves
a valuable school section near Dell Rapids,
Opon this Bection is a large quantity of the cel
ebrated Sioux Fulls qnartzlte, for which a great
demand has sprung up. Last fall C. H. Wln
sor, L. S. Swezy, C. W. Hubbard aud William
McBain, of Sioux Falls, and W. C. Metcalf and
G. A. Sllsby, of Mitchell, filed miueral claims
011 this laud and organized the Dell Rapids
Mining company. These gentlemen expected
to make a fine thing out of this venture, as
over $100,000 worth of rock could easily be
taken from the quarry. This land, however,
is reserved for the future school system of Da
kota, and could in no sense be subject to en
tries of any kind, and theofficers of the Mitchell
land office made a grave mistake in receiving
these filings, especially as the law doe* not
recognize building rock as a valuable miueral.
The matter was brought to the attention of
Uuited States Attorney Campbell, who brought
suit against McBaiu and Hubbard for larceny,
alBo a civil suit for ejectment and damages. He
also asked the court for au order restraining
the parties from taking out this valuable rock.
An injunction was granted and the parties
were summoned to show cause why the order
should not lie made permanent. This case
was ably argued at the November term of tho
Uuited States court by the Uuited States attor
ney for the government and J. R. Gamble and
Winsor 4 Swezey for the defendant*. After
fully considering the matter and looking up all
the authorities cited, Judge Edgerton to-day
filed his decision against the defendants. This
decision is in strict accordance with common
seuso as well as the law, and Judge Edgerton
commends himself te the people by confirming
their right to this valuabe piece of property.
The defendants will probably appeal to the
supreme court, but the rock is safe until this
decision is reversed, a contingency not likely
to happen.—Pioneer Prets.
SAD FOR Till-: SCATTERS.
erty of people in tlut vicinity, I have the honor
to recommend that pending response by this
office to the resolution of the aate dated
March 3, 1886, calling fpr information regard
ing the status, etc., of said reservation, the
general land office be directed to suspend ail
action, uuder executive order dated the 27th
ultimo, relative to said reservation, and that
such suspension be continued until further or
ders from the department. Very respectfully,
your obedient servant,
that hi* party, while desirous ol securing offi
ce* for themselves, were well pieaied with the
present administration of affairs
tory, and wonld probably not make any change
at once yet he thought that six months hence
there would be hut a few Republican* holding
territorial offices. There is quite a general
opinion abroad that Gov. Pierce will be allow
ed to retain his office for some time to come,
Inasmuch as he has proved to be the best and
most popular executive Dakota ever had.
While Maratta's name has bees used iu con.
nectlon with the-office, the probabilities are,
many think, lhat he will step into the shorn of
Gen. Alleu, Untied Slate* inanhali, whose
term of office expires in June. Secretary Tel
ler says he is ready to vacate at any time, but
does not propose to resign simply in order to
give a Democrat an opportunity to walk In.
Tho other territorial officers hold their office
under appointment by the goveruor and are
safe fro in a Democratic crusade for the next
two years.—Pionetr Pre**.
Glanders prevail among Kingsbury county
A 100-barrel fleuring mill is being erected at
Devil's Lake City is to linve a second daily,
A thousand Vcrinonters will settle in the ter
ritory this spring.
The Homestake mine produced $448,000 for
the y*nr ending March 1.
It is stated that there are very many desti
tute families in Sioux Falls.
The Sisters of Charity will erect a church at
the uew mission at Fort Totten.
The new gold diggings in the Little Rockies
show up as high as $1 to the pan.
At Miinor, Knute Niellson carved John Jostad
so badly that he will probably die.
The Odd Fellows will c*!ebrate the sixty
slxtu anniversary of the order April 27.
A young son of Major Moore ot Ordway died
of Injuries received while playing foot ball.
A colony of settlers are to leave Missouri,
March 15, for Towner cennty, beyond Devil'*
There nre now thirty-four Baptist societies
in North Dakota, all but one organized in three
The Black Hills tiu region is found to be
much larger thau was supposed. New loca
tions are constantly opened.
An electiou will be held iu Foster county on
the 31st of Mnreii to vote on the division of the
couuty and the creation of Kddy county.
Four freight cars filled with immigrant move
ables were wrecked on the winter bridge across
the Missiouri river near »ioux City on Saturday
There lias not beeu an hour's delay of a sin
gle train in Nortli Dakota, east of the Missouri
river during the entire winter on account of
suew or cold.
Mrs F. P. Wellington, a lady well known In
Sargent county, has cultivated extensively the
Russian Mulberry, which is believed to be the
treo for Dakota prairie*.
There has been a good deal of trouble over
the removal of the land office from Deadwood
to Rapid City, but it is dually settled that the
reuioval will take place April 1.
It is believed tbat all of the tW0,000 acres of
the reservations, recently opened, will be taken
within ten days. The furor for claims has
spread nil over the central region.
Manitoba Southwestern surveyors are in the
field north of Pelican lake, endeavoring to se
cure if possible a mere suitable aud easier
crossing of the valley than at Pembina.
The Red river will escape this season with
out overflow, aB the snow i* all gose in the
country it drains, with same exceptions down
towards Mauitoba. The Ice 1* wearing away
Residents of Dakota who have wintered east
are now returning, aud report that in every
section great interest is taken in Dakota and
many are trying to get away and come to the
The Fargo land office is, with one exception,
the only one that does not publish list* of pat
ents received. Theofficers *ay they number
thousands and there is too much work-for the
Surveyor General Fesseuden states it will be
necessary to make a resurvey of thn recently
opened reservations, the Indians having oblit
erated, as near as possible, all traces of the
Sympathy is naturally excited in Dakota for
instances like that reported at Hammond, New
York, where oue of the old*st settler* woke up
one morning recently and found both feet had
been frozen in bed.
Thn roller riuk in Fargo netted the owners
this winter more money than any other branch
of business, and it is to ue doubled in size for
tho spring season, makinging probably the
largest floor west of St. Paul.
Jamestown is to have an extensive creamery,
one ot tho first north of the 46th parallel. It
is believed ttiat butter and cheese can be made
in that region surcetsfully. They are now
mostly shipped from St Pan!.
The government lands of Dakota have been
rapidly disappearing until all of the free lands
south of the 40th parallel ar* for the most part
confined to the counties of Campbell, McPher
son, Walworth, Potter and the recently opened
Crow Creek reservation.
Fargo Argus: Iu chambers yesterday before
Judge Hudson a motion to dissolve attachment
in case of Chemical National bank of New York
v*. R. F. Pickert Stone Newman for mo
tion, MilUr Greene opposed. The arguments
in this case will be beard to-day.
Hen. D. M. Kelleher, a member of the Dem
ocratic territorial committee now at Washing
ton, is reported to be an applicant for gover
nor of Alaska. He is a sort of Daniel Boon*
and rtstiv* at the civilization which has fol
lowed him to the Dakota frontier.
Fargo Argus: The only appointment of any
importance received by a citizen of Fargo was
tbat of supervisor of census for North Dakota,
by A. W. Edwards. The appointment is a
good one, and the people may rest assured
that nobody will get away while Mr. Edwards
is making the count.
Mayville Tribune: While at Hatton Friday
last we met Mr. August Cultom, the inventor
aud manufacturer of the new bag holder—
"Tho Farmer's Friend." He informed u* that
be had made and sold about four hundred of
them. It is a very useful invention and will
save many dollar* for the farmer who uses it.
Emmons County Record: Mr. A. Croghan
called at the Record office Friday and left a
piece of "petrified wood," which was found
by Mr. Frank Smith, of Glencoe, in digging a
well, at a distance of 37 feet The log of
which the picce i* a fragment was about 16
inches iu diameter. It can hardly tie *aid that
the specimen is petrefaction. It i* net so
heavy a stone, but about the weight ot lignite
coaL It is of a yellowish, creamy color, and is
•imilar in appearance color exnyted, to lig.
ulte. Th* center of UM log ^W^ darkw—aU