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ELLIS fc BUXTON, Publishers. OAKES, NORTH DAKOTA. Full Text or Gov. Mellette's Proc lamation oil tlie Admission Act. The Districts Formed the Com mission as Provided for in the Omnibus Bill. District Conventions Can Now be Held to Elect Delegates to the Constitutional Conventions. The following is the full text of Gov. Mellette's proclamation issued on the 15th inst., as directed by the admission act: North Dakota. By authority in me invested under tho provisions of an act of congress approved Feb. 22, 1889, it is hereby ordered that an election be hold throughout the Territory of Dakota at the usual voting place in each precinct on Tuesday, May 1 -!, 1880, for the purpose of electing delegates to constitutional conventions for the States of South and North Dakota. In that portion of the territory situated north of the seventh standard parallel pro duced due west to the territorial boundary line, the said election shall be held for the purpose ofelectingseventy-five delegates to a convention, which shall as semble at the city of Bismarck July 4,1889, [or the purpose of forming a constitution and state government, which shall be sub mitted to the electors of that portion of the territory above designated on Tuesday Oct. 1, 1889, for ratification or rejection as the constitution of the State of North Dakota. For the purpose of electing the delegates herein before mentioned the fol lowing districts have been duly established in pursuance^ law, each of which districts Bhall elect three delegates to said conven tion at Bisinnrck, to form a constitution lor the State of North Dakota: 1. The townships of Drayton, Lincoln, Jolliette, Pembina, Carlisle, Midland, Hamilton, Bathgate, Neche, St. Joseph, Wallhalla in the county of Pembina shall constitute the first district. 2. The townships of Akra, Cavalier, Thingvalla, I'ark, Lodemn, Beaulieu, Car dar, Crystal, Klora, and St. Thomas in the county of Pembina, and the townships of Montrose, Alma, and Osnabrook in the county of cavalier shall constitute the sec ond district. 3. The townships of Olga, Fremont, Loam, Harvey, Hope, Lnngdon, Linden, Grant school and Cypress, together with all the remaining portion of Cavalier coun ty not hereinbefore specified, andthecoun ties of Towner and Rolette shall consti tute the third district. 4. The counties of Bottineau, McHenry, Ward, Piorce, Church and llenville shall constitute the fourth district. 5. The counties of Burleigh, McLean, Mercer, Sheridan, Stevens, Garfield, Moun traille, Williams, Dunn, McKenzie, Wal lace, Alfred, Buford, Flannery, Hettinger and Bowman shall constitute the fifth dis trict. C. The counties of Morton, Oliver, Stark and Billings shall constitute the sixth district. 7. The counties of Kmmons, Logan, Mcintosh, Kidder, Wells, an all that por tion of the county of LaMoure lying west of the west line of range !3 west, shall con stitute the seventh district. 8. The county of Dickey and voting precincts numbered three, four, six, seven, eight, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, nineteen and twenty in the county of LaMoure shall constitute the eight district. 9. The county of RanBOm and all the remaining portion o! the county of La Moure not included in districts seven and eight above described, shall constitute the ninth district. 10. The county of Sargent and tho townships of Ellendale, Sheyenne, West End, Dexter and Park,-in the county of Richland, shall constitute the tenth dis trict. 11. All the remaining portion of the county of Richland, not included in said tenth district above described, shall con stitute the eleventh district. 12. The townships of Barnes, Reed and Harwood in the county of Cass, shall con stitute the twelfth district. 13. The townships of PleaBant, Stanly, Norman, Warren, Mapleton, Raymond, Berlin, Gardner, Wiser, Noble, Kinyon, Kim River, Francis, Rush River, Harmony, Casselton, Durbin, Addison and Daven port, in the county of Cass, shall consti tute the thirteenth district. 14. All that portion of the county of L'asa, not contained in the twelfth and thirteenth districts as above defined, shall constitute the fourteenth district. 15. The county of Barnes shall consti tute the fifteenth district. 10. The county of StutBman shall con stitute the sixteenth district. 17. The counties of Benson, Eddy, Fos ter, and all that portion of Griggs county west of the west line of range fifty-nine, shall constitute the seventeenth district. 18. All that portion of the county of Griggs not described in Baid district num ber seventeen above described, the county of Steel, and the township of Roseville, in cluding the city of Portland and the town ship of Mayville, including the city of May ville in the county of Traill, shall consti tute the eighteenth district. 19. All the remaining portion of the county of Traill not described in the said district number eighteen, shall constitute the nineteenth district. 20. The city of Grand Forks and the townships of Grand Forks, Brema, Rye, Falconer, Harvey, Ferry, Lakeville, Le vant and Turtle River, in the county of Grand Forks, shall constitute the 20 dis trict. 21. The townships of Strabane, Milan, Gilby, Wheatfield, Hegton, Mekinock, Blooming, Arvilla, Chester, Oakville, Avon, PleaBant View, Fairfield, Washington, Union, Allendale, Walle, Michigan, Amer icus and Bentrue, and the city of Larimore City, in the county of Grand Forks, shall constitute the twenty-first district. 22. The townships of Elkmount, Ink ster, Oakwood, Agnes, Niagara, Elm Grove, Moraine, Larimore, Logan, Grace, Lovet ta. Lind, and Northwood, in the county of Grand Forks, and the county of Nelson, shall constitute the twenty-second district. 23. The county of Ramsey shall consti tute the twenty.third district. 24. All that portion of the county of Walsh cast o! the east line of range fifty lour, shall constitute the twenty-fourth district. 25. All the remaining portion of the county of Walsh, not described in the Baid district number twenty-lour, above OcniH nated shall constitute the twenty-filth district. South Dakota. It is further ordered that on May 14, 1889, un election shall be held at the usual voting place in each election pre cinct in all that portion of the Territory of Dakota situated south of the seventh standard parallel produced duo west to the boundary lint of the said territory, for the purpose of electing seventy-five delegates to a constitutional convention for the State of South Dakota, and at the election thus provided each elector may have printed or written on his ballot the words, "For the Sioux Falls constitu tion," or the words, "Against the Sioux Falls constitution the votes on which question shall be duly returned and can vassed. The convention of delegates so chosen shall assemble at the city of Sioux Falls, July •!, 1889, and in case the major ity of votes cast at the preceding election shall have been "For the Sioux Falls con stitution," such convention shall resubmit, for ratification or rejection, the said Sionx Falls constitution at an election to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1889, and shall also resubmit the articles and propositions separately submitted at the election whereby said constitution was rati fied, including the temporary location of the capital, together with such changes of said constitution only as relate to the name and boundary ol the State of Dako ta, the_ reapportionment of the judicial and legislative districts, and such amend ments as may bo necessary to comply with the congress hereinbefore mentioned but if a majority of the votes shall have been caBt "against the Sioux Falls consti tution, on the 14th day of May aforesaid, then the convention shall proceed to form a constitution and state government to be submitted to the electors ol the said State of South Dakota for ratification or rejec tion at an election to be held for that pur pose on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 18S9. SOITH DAKOTA DISTRICTS. First—The countieB of Pennington, Cus ter and Fall River. Second—The precincts comprised of the First, Second, Third and Fourth wards of the city of Deadwood respectively, togeth er with the precincts of Lead City, South Lead, Terraville, Gayville. Central City, iolden Gate, Carbonate, Bald Mountain, Portland, Ruhj- Basin, Woodville, Spear fish, Reeds, Crow Creek, Crow Peak and Bear Gulch, all in the county of Lawrence. Third—All that portion of the county of Lawrence not above specified as constitut ing the Second district, together with the counties of Butte, Burdick, Ewing and Harding. Fourth—The counties of Roberts, Grant and Deuel. Fifth—The counties of Marshall and Day. Sixth—The voting precincts of Palmyra, Osceola, Savo, Liberty, Portage, Allison, Frederick, Greenfield, Lansing, Detroit, Oneota, Brainard, Shelby Carlisle, West port, Columbia and Claremont, in the county of Brown, together with the coun ties of McPherson and Campbell. Seventh—All that portion of the county of Brown not included in District No. (5, above described. Eighth—The counties of Walworth, Ed munds and Faulk. Ninth—The county of Spink. Tenth—The counties of Potter, Sully, Hughes and Hyde. Eleventh—The counties of Hand, Butfalo and Jerauld. Twelfth—The counties of Aurora and Brule. Thirteenth—TLe county of Beadle and that portion of the county of Sanborn ly ing east of the west line of range 50. Fourteenth—The county of Clark and that portion of the county of Kingsbury lying west of the west line of range 55, and townships number 109 and 110, range 55, in said county of Kingsbury. Fifteenth—The counties of Codington and Hamlin. Sixteenth—The county of Brookings and that portion of tho county of Kingsbury not included in district No. 14, above described. Seventeenth—The counties Miner and Lake. Eighteenth—The county of Moody and all that portion of Minnehaha county ly ing north of the north line of township 101. Nineteenth—All that portion of Minne haha county not included in district No. 18 as above described. Twentieth—The county of Lincoln and that portion of the county of Turner lying east of the west line of range 53. Twenty-first—The counties of Clay and Union. Twenty-second—The county of Yankton and that portion of the county of Hutch inson lying east of the west line of range 58, except that portion of Milltown pre cinct number eight contained therein. Twenty-third—The counties of Charles Mix, Bon Homme and all that portion of the county of Huschineon not included in district number twenty-two, above de scribed. Twenty-four—The counties of Davison, Douglas and all that portion of the county of Sanborn not included indistrictnumber thirteen, above described. Twenty-fifth—The counties of Hanson and McCook and all that portion of the county of Turner not included in district number twenty above described. At the election herein provided for dele gates to the constitutional conventions for the States of South and North Dakota no elector shall vote for more than two persons for delegates to such conventions. All persons resident in the Territory of Dakota who, by the laws of said territory, are qualified to vote for representatives to the legislative assemblies thereof, are com petent to vote for and choose Aich delegates. The qualifications for delegates to the conventions to be thus formed are such as persona are required to posSeBs by the laws of Dakota Territory in order to be eligible to membership in the legislative as semblies thereof. The said elections shall be conducted and the votec cast for delegates in each precinct returned in the manner prescrib ed by the laws for the election of delegate to congress. Killing National Park Came. Captain Harris, superintendent of the Yellowstone National Park, has written a letter to the secretary of the interior reit erating a complaint made last fall that the Indians from the Lewhi andFortHall and from the Wind Riyer reservations in Ida ho have been hunting down south and southwest of the Yellowstone National Park and killing the elk and other large game which occasionally leave the confines of the park and wander down into the plainB. The complaint has been referred to the Indian bureau, and may be made the occasion of proceedings against the agents, Gallagher and Needliam, who have been previously warned that they must put a stop to these practices. The following are the state officers to be elected next fall in each of the four new 3tates: A governor, lieuten ant governor, auditor, secretary of state, treasurer, superintendent of public instruction, commissioner of school and public lands and attorney general, to serve two years. Three judges of the supreme court, and six circuit judges to serve tour years, a county judge in each organized county to serve two years, and clerk of court in each county for a two years' term. MSM JELLS. Some or the Finest in the World Located the James River Valley. They Arc Capable of Furnishing Motive Power for Many Manufacturio.s. Claimed that the Source is the Rocky Mountains and Sup ply Unlimited. I.. F. KOUXS. From the Scientific American. The James River Valley is one of the remarkable aericultural valleys of the country. The valley proper ex tends from Yankton on the south to Jamestown on the north, a distance of 300 miles. Most of this vast area is level. Entire townships can be plowed without a single obstruction to the plow. This ideal agricultural valley was strangely passed by until about 1880. At this date the buffalo had gone far ther west but when the writer visited this valley early in the eighties, the prairies were dotted white with the bones of this noble animal. The early pioneer found the most of Dakota inclined to drought, caused largely by extensive fires which left the suiface bare. This caused drouaht, but since the protection of the grasses by settlement, moisture has .so increas ed that this valley is now teeming with productive farms. This valley great ly resembles the valley of the Nile, but unlike that historic region has its sur plus of water beneath instead of at the surface. It is the greatest artesian well dis trict known. A comparison with oth er districts will show that for pres sure and area over which they are found, this valley far surpasses them all. There are some fine wells in France, bnt they are found only in favored localities. Some ot the wells in France are ot large bore, but in none does the pressure equal any one ot fifty welU in the James Valley. Western California, from San Diego to near the northern boundary of the state, is proving itself to be a fine ar tesian district, but strong pressure is found only in limited areas. Nearly every city aud many of the small vil lages from Yankton to Jamestown have wells, and the majority of these have a very heavy pressure. The pioneer well was put down at Aberdeen, March. 1S82, by the C., M. it St. Paul R. R. Co. It is 901 feet deep, with a tube 5 1-2 inches, made of 3-16 inch wrought iron. Wat er was found in sand rock. The wat er is soft, but cannot be used in boil ers, as it foams. This well choked up with sand for a time, but afterward opened with its original lorce. In 1884 the city put down a well 90S feet deep, 5 3-16 inch tube. A system of water works was put in. The city, with 5,000 inhabitants, has the best of fire protection. Four streams at one time can be thrown over the highest of buildings. Aber deen and surrounding country are ve ry level, so to get drainage a pumping system, such as Pullman, 111., has be come necessary. Last year the city put down a well for power alone. The system is now completed, and the re sult is perfect. The pumps have a ca pacity of 50,000 gallons per hour. A float makes the pumps automatic, so that they work only when there is sew age to be raised. Fora costofonly a few thousand dollars this city has wat er works and a pumping sewage system without cost, of fuel, engineers, or even oil. The pressure of these wells is a bout 200 pounds per square inch. A two-foot vein of coal was struck in tlis first two wells. Ellendale, north of Aberdeen thirty seven miles, has a well 1,087 feet deep. Water was found in sand rock beneath an impervious stratum of shale. The water is clear and soft, with temperature of 67 degrees and pressure of 150 pounds per square inch. The city has a system of water works costing less than $7,000. The Redfield well is 960 feet deep. The tube in this well is of three sizes. The first 400 feet is 6 inches, the next 300 is 5 3-8 inches, and the last 260 feet 4 1-2 inches. Water wasfoundinsandrock. Coal was found at different depths, and smelled of oil. The water is clear and jott, has temperature of 68 degrees and pressure of 200 pounds per square inch. The city has a complete system of watar works for fire, lawn, and house use. It takes tour strong men to hold the hose. The Huron well is 863 feet deep, having a 6-inch tube from top to bot tom. Water was found in sand rock. The pressure is upward of 200pounds Eer square inch. Water is a little ard, and most of the time clear. Temperature is 60 degrees. Huron has two miles ot water mains and two miles of side piping. Besides furnish ing water for fire use, it runs motors for two laundries and four printing offices, using about 20 horse power. The Huron and Redfield wells are per haps the best in the valley. Yankton has two 6-inch wells, one 610 feet deep, and one 600 feet deep. These wells furnish fire protection through 19,400 feet of pipes, and run the electric light, two print ing presses, a tow mill, feed mill and furniture factory. The water in these wells has a pressure of 56 pounds per square inch, and un like most of the other wells is hard. It is, perhaps, the best drinking water ot any of the wells in the valley. The second well did not diminish the flow of the first. Water was found in sand rock, temperature 62 decrees. The Jamestown well is 1,576 leet deep, and has a pressure of 100 pounds. Water is "clear and soft, witli temperature of 75 den. At 300 feet quite a flow of gas was met The city has a system of water works with the well. The above wells are mentioned out of quite a number of evual value over a distance of 300 miles. These lie in about the center of the valley. A well at Andover, at the extreme east side of the valley, has a pressure of 100 pounds, while one at Ipswich, at the west side of the valley, has a pressure of 90 pounds. At Miller, 40 miles west of Huron, the pressure is 125 pounds. The greatest average pres sure is in the center of the valley. The above figures will be at variance with the guages as they are now found on the wells. Theguaces are placed above the valve, where the pressure is great ly relieved by the overflow. The above figures, in most cases, eive full pres sure. Noted wells in other parts of the world fall far below these. The well at Belle Plain, Iowa, which cot be yond control and created such a scare, had only a fraction of the power ot these wells. The Belle Plain well had a pressure of only about 25 pounds per square inch, and this lessened in a few days. Water was struck at only 86 feet, and the soil above it disinte gated so easily that a hole as large as a wagon wh»3l wasmade, out of which a large quantity of water flowed, and threatened for a time disaster to the city. The great well in the Place Hebert, Paris, France, is 2,359 feet down and has a diameter of 3 1-2 teet, yet it does not throw much over .1,000 gal lons per minute, while many wells in the James Valley throw 3,000 gallons per minute. The possibilities ot the wells in this valley are beyond estimation. With millions of gallons flowingdaily, there lias been no diminution of the supply. Nature stores the supply, and it only awaits tapping and application. If one of the wells at Yankton, with a pressure of only 56 pounds, has tak en the place of a 30 horse power en gine, what can be done with a well with 200 pounds pressure? Then if larger bores were made, any amount of pressure desired could be obtained. Large bores should be made, because to get a certain amount of flow the valves have to be opened so wide that that the water rushes out with such speed as to cause pieces of the sand rock to fly out of the well. This diffi culty was met with to such an extent at Aberdeen that they were compelled to place a stone-arresting drum at the well. That such an ideal power has not been utilized to a greater extent can only be accounted for by the fact that the country is so new. Gaswasfound in many of the wells. At Ashton, the cooking in a hotel is done by natural gas. If the proper system were em ployed, a eood supply of gas might be had. The query arises, Whence the source of all this water? Some believe it comes from the Missouri River. This cannot be true, because at Highmore, 40 miles west of Huron, *here is a well with 25 poundB pressure, and the elevation is several hundred feet above the river. At Gettysburg, only 16 mileB east of the river, they have drilled 1,300 feet without getting a How. Drillings east of the valley (in Dakota) have been unsuc cessful, striking almost invariably at a few hundred feet, without getting water, the Archiean rock, which is us ually the bed of artesian water. The large lakes north have a less elevation. The theory is advanced that the flow is caused by the pressure of the earth or gas upon a subterranean basin. This theory is decidedly gaseous. This would imply a hermetically in closed space, which would soon ex haust. Wo such basin has been found in any of the borings. Water is found in soft sand rock, being confined above by impervious shale. Small channels sometimes, however, connecting with open water, may exist, as is indicated by numbers of small fish with eyes that have come out of two of the Aberdeen wells. Accepting as we must, that water finds its level, and that it rises no higher unless acted upon by some external force, we must look to someplace where the elevation and quantity are sufficient to supply these wells. These wells are undoubt edly fed from the Rocky Mountains. Great care is required in putting down these wells where the pressure is so great. If any accident happens to the tubing after the full flow is~met, it is almost impossible to overcome it. Nature has furnished no valves which may be closed while the well may be repaired. The wells at Frankfort and Groton are serious failures. Both of these have thrown muddy water most of the time since they were put down. The Groton well has covered acres of land with its mud, and, at one time, broke out in different parts of the town. Some break or disconnection has occurred above the impervious strata, and the dire consequences are hard to estimate. An inch tube by way of experiment was nut down in the Frankfort well about 650 feet. It came out minus 130 feet, with the point scraped on one 3ide and bent, which indicates that it got outside of the well down about 520 feet. It al so indicates a space minus earth, as that 130 feet passed down outside of the well without meeting any resist ance. The tube was put down by hand. Thatbasin was not there when the well was put down. It will be noticed that in some of the above tubings the iron is only 3 16 of an inch in thickness. This is too little to resist the enormous pres sure at the bottom of a well of 1,000 feet depth, having a pressure of 200 pounds per square inch at the surface. Water exerts a pressure of about 43 pounds per square inch for each hun dred feet in height. This would give such a well at the bottom a pressure, when the valve is closed at the top, of 630 pounds per square inch—a pres sure nearly four times greater than a locomotive carries with a boiler twice as thick. A wisp of straw accidentally carried down 2,000 feet in the Place Hebert well was leturned so com pressed that it dropped in the water like lead. Ordinarily the walls of the earth resist the pressure upon the pipes, but should a piece chip off, the pipe might burst at this point. Then if there were no impervious stratum above the break, the result might be like the two above mentioned wells. Sometimes it. is impossible to force a pipe down more than a few hundred feet. In this event a smaller tube is put down inside of the first. Some times as many as three sizes are put down. When the inside pipe is down far enough, there is no further use for the outside pipes. These can not be easily drawn out, owing to the friction against the walls of the earth, so an ingenious method is employed of using a left hand thread at the proper depth, enabling them to take out the top parts of the inside pipes instead. This leaves a well of tele scope appearance, with small end down. The inside pipes do'not neces sarily, when put down, fit the outside pipes water-tight, but when separated a swedging process is used, which makes them water-tight. If this is not thoroughly done, the water will escape, making the flow muddy, and if, as_ before mentioned, there is no im pervious stratum above, the water will break out about the well. The following analysis of the James town water is perhaps an index to that of most of the water. ANA7,YSIS OK ARTESIAN WATKKS IN DA KOTA. Jamestown—organic matter: free ammonia, 2.4 parts per million albu minoid ammonia, 0.046 parts per mil lion: nitrites, traces nitrates, none. INORGANIC MATTER. Silica 35.70 2.0S23 Alumina 3.50 0.2041 Carbonate of iron 2.20 0.1233 Carbonate of lime 1S8.00 10.7043 Sulphate of lime 249.00 14.5243 Sulphate of magnesia... 154.20 S.9944 Sulphate of soda 1139.40 0(5.3002 Chloride of sodium 389.10 21.5290 Sulphate of potash 31.05 4.7520 Phosphates a trace Hardness 21 deg Lost in Mid Ocean. The Inman line steamer City of Chester, Capt. Bond, from New York April 2 for Liverpool, arrived at Queenstown on the 12th inst. She reports that on April S in latitude 40 north, longitude 37 west, she passed the Danish steamer Danmark, from Christiania and Copenhagen, forNew York. The Danmark had been abandoned by her crew. Her stern was level with the sea and her bow stood high out of the water. She was apparently sinking. The Danmark was a vessel of 2,200 tons and belonged to the Thingvalla line. She was commanded by Capt. Knudson. The Danmark was form erly the Belgian steamer Jan Breyrtel. She was a bark-rigged vessel, and was 340 leet lone, 40 feet in bredth, and 20 ieet deep. She was built at Newcastle, Eng land, in 1SS0. The Danmark had on board when she left Christianeend for New York March 20, 050 passengers, presumably all immi. grants. Including the vessel's captain, It. M. Knudsen, the crew numbered forty men. The Allcr, from Bremen, arrived at her dock at New York on the 13th inst. It was hoped that she might bring some news of the passengers and crew of the abandon ed steamer Denmark, but such was not the case, as the first heard of the disaster was from the reporters who thronged the dock. The Alter had sighted no wreck nor encountered any signs of the disaster. No news concerning the late of the pas sengers and crew has been received up to the present writing, but the agents of the steamer, which is by this time probably on the bed of the ocean, are hopeful that some passing vessel may 'ave taken them off. Several passengers on theill-fatedsteam er were bound for St. Paul and Minneapo lis. Capt. Bond, of the Inman line steamer City of Chester, which sighted the aban doned steamer Danmark, believeB that the passengers and crew of the Danmark were rescued. He bases his belief on the fact that, the Danmark's boatB were gone. A chain cable was seen hanging over the bow of the Danmark and this leads Capt. Bond to believe that she had been in tow of another vessel. it has been definitely ascertained that there were 722 persons onboard thesteam er Denmark. This number included 028 passengers and 54 officers and crew. The Cherokee Outlet. Secretary Noble has written a letter to the secretary of war in response to an in quiry made of^ him by the commanding general of the division of Missouri if set tlers will be allowed to cross the Cherokee outlet on the northern line of Oklahoma prior to April 22, so that they will be on the border and in readiness to enter when the proclamation goes into effect. The secretary recommends that they be allow ed to do so. But there should be a milita ry patrol upon the road or roads, that shall prevent the settlers from staying longer than necessary on the way and re quire them to move on. There should be every care taken to have the Indians un derstand there is no disposition to appro priate their lands, and that it will be con tinued no longer than absolutely necessary. The secretary further says that as soon as the proclamation takes effect the route now permitted to be taken will be closed. This permit to cross the outlet, he ex plains, is not to be taken as a nermit to enter Oklahoma. Prohibition in Dakota. A convention in the interest of the Sioux Falls constitution and prohibition was held^ at Yankton, South Dakota, on the 9th inst. Steps were taken for a thorough organization of the county, and the follow ing resolutions were adopted: Resolved, That we favor the adoption of the Sioux Falls constitution, and will en deavor to secure for it an overwhelming Resolved, That we will support no man for delegate to tho constitutional conven tion who will not pledge himself to vote for a provision submitting to the people the question of constitutional prohibition. Resolved, That we will labor to secure the co-operation of all persons and organ izations favoring the Sioux Falls constitu tion. Resolved, That we heartily indorse the platform of the late Huron convention. The same evening T. D. Kanouse ad dressed a public meeting in the interest of prohibition and the Sioux Falls constitu tion. Superintendent Miller, ol the United States lighthouse construction board, is in Dulutb, Minn., and will commence work on the new Range light in that harbor. The light will be GO feet high and visible 16 xnileA and a valuable help to navigation. AN EXTENSIVE STRIKE. Motor and Street Car Employes in Minneapolis Co Out on a Strike. At 11 o'clock on the lltli inst. the em ployes of the motor and streot car lines of Minneapolis were ordered to strike against reduction of wages, and before 4 o'clock m., nearly every car in the city was stopped. On the motor line at eleven o'clock the first engine was run into the round house, the fire killed and the steam blown off. Three-quarters of an hour later every en gine was killed and every man idle. The noise of the escaping steam could be heard blocks away. The 24 conductors, the hos tlers and the mechanics in the repair Bhops were with the 18 engineers, making in all about 50_men who struck on that line. The strikers stood around and discussed the situation. They said there would be no violence or disturbance on their part they intended to maintain their rights peacefully. About 12:30 the men on the 4th av. street car line received orders to strike, and by 1:50 the last car was run in. Af ter a little discussion the men went quietly their homes. The Lyndale horse car line was the next .j feet the strike, and the last car on tho line was run in about 2 o'clock. At 2:05 the Cedar av line began to drive Twenty minutes later there wasn't a wheel turning on the University line and on the Monroe st and Sth av S. The work was going steadily on and only a few lineB —ere left. A visit to some of the principal barns just after the motor men had struck, found the men in a quiet but determined mood The 4th av. line parallels the motor, and in a measure could accommodate its pa trons. It was significant that the 4th av. line was the second to tie up. The boys stood by their motor brethren faithfully. At all the barns there was a great deal of quiet talk, but not a bit of blustiring or threatening. "We can't live and support a family de cently 'on $9 a week," said a hostler who was still at work and hesitating about go ing out. ATTEMPT TO KUN THE CARS. Shortly after 1 o'clock on the afternoon of the 12th inst., an attempt was made to raise the strike in Minneapolis. The move was made at the 4th av barns. Preparations had been made for it all the morning a special detail of policemen was on hand to ride in the car and see that or der was kept President Lowry and Man ager Goodrich drove to the spot in a carriage to see the Brst wheel move. A summer car was selected for the trial as being more open and affording a better coign of vantage from which to observe what was going on. The car started atjl:45. Juatas it reach ed the barn door a man stood up in a bug gy and made a warm speech to the big crowd now gathered, denouncing Lowry as a monopolist. In the name of organized lador he advised the men to let the car go. Then the car proceeded on its way. But it had not gone 20 feet before it was stopped by the men, the horses unhitched and the car shoved back toward the barn. At last Capt. Hein and his policemen rescued the car nnd started it on its way again. It proceeded as far as 5th st, and then turned around and went back. On the 13 inst. the strike was still on in Minneapolis, but no attempt was made to run the cars. It was announced that there would be no cars running until Mon day. The deciSBion created a great deal of dissatisfaction among the citizens who de pend upon the cars to take them to and from their places of business, but Mr. Lowry said he could not change his order, and that if the council desired to take his charter lrom him they could do so. At_ this writing no one can guess how lc trouble will last. Cause of the Trouble. Here is the order which was pasted in all the car barns of the city. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 10, '89. To employes of the Minneapolis Street Railway Company: Owing to shrinkage in receipts and in creased outlay we are compelled to reduce expenses in all departments. From and after April 14 the following will be the scale of wages: Conductors and drivers on street cars, 15 cents per hour. Stable men, $9 per week. Conductors on motor line, 17 cents per hour. Engineers on motor line, 25 cents per hour. THOMAS LOWKY, President. In St. Paul. In St. Paul it was the old story. Ihe order was posted and the men took it quietly enough. Supt. Barr claimed the lines had been steadily losing money and that the business was actually decreasing. Last year the loss was $75,000. He claim ed the company was paying higher wages than in other cities and could afford to do so no Jonger. It expected to save $20,000 or $25,000 in a year on the wages of 400 men by this reduction. In the event of a strike the management said they would simply hire new men. Among the men it was said that no ac tion would be taken until Friday night, when the assembly meets. It was thought a strike would then be ordered. THE STRIKE L.NAUC L.'UATED. About 3 o'clock on the 12 inst., all the street car employes in St. Paul went out on a strike. Not a car is running and it now appears as though a great deal of trouble might ensue. In St. Paul on the 13th inBt. the situa tion remained the same as Friday. The mployes on the cable line refused to strike, and the cars were running as usual. There were no cars started on the horse car lines, and it was said probably there would not be before Monday. The first row in 8t. Paul occurred at the Ramsey street barn, about 1 p. m., when a non-union man was spattered with rotten eggs. It is said the strike will extend to Du luth street car lines, which are also owned by Mr. Lowry. A Soldier's Request. Col. Julian Allen of North Carolina has made application for relief to the president in behalf of Capt. William A. Winder, late of the United States army. From the paper presented, it appears that the ap plicant served eighteen years in the army, beginning with the war with Mexico. Dur ing the civil war he was desirous of going to the front, but he fell under suspicion of disloyalty, because his father was Gen. Winder, an officer in the Confederate army. Although President Lincoln was satisfied upon the assurances ol Capt. (then lieut enant) Winder as to hisloyalty, Secretary Stanton insisted upon his being sent to California. This was done, and in Califor nia the charge of disloyalty was renewed, finally resulting in atrial by which the captain was honorably acquitted. While on this duty he received the formal thanks of the Maryland legislature for gallant services in connection with the rescue of a shipwrecked crew. After the war Capt. Winder resigned, and now, as his papers recite, broken down in health and fortune he seeks to be reinstated in the army and placed upon the retired list.