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bhHHM •.*•** »*"AT KOBVIVO, *ranuu,A(, VABDWELL & THOMPSON, Pobliibm Subscription, ft Ftr tun, VbePMratlxvnM AbMraot «r th« prooMdinc* of «m •Mat* and HottM. »•«««. ttaw^»tmdno«d a MA to MUbllth vomtn for tin teduuit on th* various rw vrv»t.|M* and tottUnd th. protection ol W*.S" and torritorlw om mil Indian*. T'!e TTUfrom™ Without action the senate went into ex ecutive session and soon adjourned. 1 IIOUHK. Mr. Mills, ot Texas,chairman ot the com mittee on ways and means, reported the Mtlfo tariff bill, and it wns referred to the committee on the whole. Mr. McKinley, of Ohio, submitted the minority report which was ordered print ed. Mr. McMillin, of Tennessee, on behalf ot the committee on ways and means, an nounced the committee would seek to have the House consider the tariff bill on April A resolution was introduced directinc the committee on military affairs, in addi tion to the inquiry it it* now prosecuting in rcgnr.l to the official publication of the war of the rebellion to inquire and report in reference to tho feasibility and advisa bility of completing the publication of tlicKe records under the supervision and control of a joint committee of congress. Mr. Crain, Texas, moved, to suspend the rules and imt upon its passage his joint resolution proposingaconstitutional 4inieulinent changing the time for the an nual meeting of congress. Mr. Jiamlull. from the committee on ••ules. reported a resolution designating certain days and evnning sessions for the cousileraticn of measures to be called up by certain committees in some cases par ticularizing the hills to be considered, the resolution was adopted. KKXATK. Petitions were presented to send United States 1 coops to hicago to protect the Jives and property of citizens against the rfouiaJists of Illinois and Iowa and to pre* serve the mineral lands of Montana for itixiri* of the United States. The resolution heretofore offered by Mr. Iliddleherger to suspend so much of the rules ae provide for executive sessions dur ing the consideration ot the fisheries treaty, was taken up and though discussed at considerable length was not dispnied of but. referred to the committee on foreign relations. The rest of the day was devoted to the consideration of the bond bill, upon which many speeches were made. IIOUHK. The House went into a committee of the whole, Mr. Hatch, of Missouri, in the rhair, on the consideration ot the bill to refund to certain States direct taxes paid by them. The following bills were passed: Appropriating $2)r.U00fof theconetruo lion of an arsenal for repair, storage nnd distribution of ordnunce and. ordnance stores at Columbia, Tenn. Providing for the promotion of officers of the arm* after 20 years'continuous service in fine grade. Senate bill for the organisation of an army honrd to innuire what is due by the United States to John B. Head for the use of his invention in projectiles. HENATi:. Mr. Palmer introduced a bill to test and try the science of s|eiliiig and to provide for establishing UK) schools for that pur pose (Iteing the same bill introduced in th? house by Mr. Lawier.) Tlie bill granting to the Billings, Clark's Fork A: City railway the right of way through the Crow Indian reservation was taken from the calendar for consideration. A provision was inserted that no part of the route should touch the Yellowstone National Park and the bill was passed yeas 2'i nays 15. The bill for the purchase of land came up again and was discussed all day. JIOI'KK. After the reading of the journal an effort was made by the friends of the special or der-the direct tax bill—to inako an ar rangement by which a final vote upon the measure would be ensured but Mr. Breck inridge, of Arkansas, objected. The opponents of the bill then resorted to (ill blistering tactics and the entire day was consumed in voting upon dilatory questions submitted by the opponents of the bill and though the session lasted un filThe midnight, no vote was reached. Murch product ot the Calumet $ $ AImm*,' P»?«*d»d to th. conaid- wu. on th. calendar. Among Mho Mil* piMMd *mta the lollowinr. To ^imond tbsact t! March 8, 1879. proTld «j* udditioiml regulation* for honvitoM »T)d wr»«mpMon .ntrie* olpablie laadac xJiattjltol th. boundariM ol th* YMIow netlonal imrk, aad providing polio* »«d other regulations than. Appropriat ing f20,000 lor th. completion ol tb monument to Mary, th. moth.r ol Wash ington, nt Fnd.rick.burt, Vd. To har. ^rt,,»n national medals .track •mJiliwteil to certain depart nranta and variousstate*, and territorial total number ol Mils passed was 11, HOIWK. LiSi* h°iV*e re,u»«ltn pa* the reaolution which call* nnon the postmaster general Jor mlorniatVolrjB to alleged Instruction •ol hie departnrMrt which prohibits ourown •citimu tosing the mail on th. earn* Canadians. ».: _^u"0 "!Sn *®nt into committee ot ijit Indian appropriation Mr- Nel.on, ol Minnesota, took ad- Antage ot tho general debate to ipMk up* on the tariff. It was not honest, he said, to call men who favored tariff reduction, free trader*.^ The men who opposed all forme of tariff reduction were not the only friend* of American labor, nor were they the only im ardiaiin of American enterprise* he question of protection or free trade was not fairly involved in the ptoblem congress had to Holve. The question was, whether the surplus should be got Sf A. •xtrnvauant expenditures, or whether the taxes should be reduced. The great body of the poople were agreed that the surplus should be reduced by a reduc tion of taxation. The next question presented was whether that reduction should be applied to the tariff or internal revenue taxes. He sent to the clerk's desk and bad read a letter received by him from Chae. A. Philisbury, of Minneapolis who, hestated, was a prom* •nent Republican, warmly commending hit course In congressupon the tariff question, and k*1aring that DO per cent.of the I)em *nd 75 per cent, off the Republicans of MinneHoto agreed with him in his views. The reading ot the letter was applauded on the Democratic side. Mr. Funston, ot Kansas, attempted to *ut some questions to Mr. Nelson, but the Matter remarked that the gentleman could fiavtt the floor to himself, and took his •eat, not replying to Mr. Funston's chal lenge us to why he did not put wheat on the free list. 8KNATB. Not in session. llOCHK. On motiun of Mr. McCreary, of Ken tucky. Senate amendments were non-con* rurml into the House bill authorising the President to arrange a conference for the purpose of encouraging reciprocal commer cial relation*! Iwtweon the United States unci the republics of Mexico, Central and South America and the empire of Brazil. The speaker *tat*s that, under special order,the (lending business was the consid oration ol the HOUHO bill granting a pen Nion ol $2,UOO per annum to Mary S. Logan, and the Senate bill increasnig to $2,000 a year the pension ot Appolin A. Uliiir. After a lengthy discussion, the Logan l»ill was pasBud—yeas 154: nays, 05—and tlielilair bill was passed—yeas, 148 nays, VI. The house then took a recess until evening, which was devoted to the eon* Moderation of private pension bills. SENATE. Mrs. Gen. John A. Logan's pension bill Jpansed without opposition. The senate then resumed ae the unflnlab od hitrinpHH the house bill for the purchase i»f United States bonds by the secretary ot the treiHiiry. VOLUME IX. AN AWFUL CALAMITY. On* of th* Most Terrible Mine Ac cident* Ever Recorded Happen* at Rloe Hill, Mo. The moat horrible mint VlWiiter that ,ft Weet happened at Rich Hlll.Miiaouri, in Keith & Pel ry^e No. 0 mine, and, ua a reeult, a large number ol men were entombed and thou.anda ol dol lar. worth ol property dutroyed. It i. reported that forty Uvea hart been loat. Ju.t at the dinner houS-, whin the man were aaaettritnfc eight at time, on the coje. a terrible gaa exploaion occurred, v.? •ntry with a flnine ol Hr. which shot out of the shaft a distance of two hundred and forty feet. It cannot I* ascertained Just how many men are yet in the mine. The superintendent made the following statement: 1 went out as soon as possible, and found the south cage on which the men always ascend, stuck in the shaft about half way to the bottom, with eight men on it. I went down on a tub lowered with ropes and found them all badly burned and in a freney—In fact they were craty, some shouting and other singing. I found It Im possible to have this cage hoistfd, as tlm timbers were all blown out of position. We finally managed to be hoisted by means ol ropes and pullios, In a fainting condition, and it was then ascer tained that the north cage couid be Drked by clearing some timbers which bad been driven through from the south shaft* This was done by sawing them short off. I then called for volunteers to go down with me to see if any of the poor fellows At the bottom could be got out. Robert Brick, George Henry. Charles Smallwood and Mat Dule hand responded. When wo reached the bottom I looked through ioto the entry and saw a light, and I asked who was there and a voice responded "(iray," and 1 told him to put out his light. I then asked him to crawl to me, but he was so exhausted that he could not do so, and 1 reached through the small aperture and dragged lum on to the cnge. Just as this was done a wind rushed with the velocity ot a cyclone up tlieentry.puttingout all our lights but one. This was followed by two loud reports and a seething flame of fire, which came with a deafening roar, completely envelop ing us for a length of time which seemed like an age, and nhot out of t*ie mouth of the shaft 240 feet above our heads, and we were ail horribly buriM'd, and thought our time had come, and tho Haines receded as suddenly as they had come,and we had to abandon the attempt to save the others. I yelled to the men on the top to hoist away, but it was some time before they got the signal or under stood my meaning. The moments thus spent were a living death. 1 thought they could not hear mo, and concluded we would have to crawl through into tho south shaft and uudertako to climb out that way. I was just In the act of doing so, when I felt the cage move, and we ascended about thirty feet, when the cage began descend ing. I thought the machinery broken, and tiui we were falling to an awful and cer tain death. The wail that went up from those men was heartrending and I shall never forget it. All at once, however, the cage came to a sudden stop nnd again be gan responding to the pressure ot ropes and pulleys, nnd we were soon at the top. It is probable that all who were in tho mine tit the time of the lirst explosion were lost. The bravery of Sunt. Sweeny almost cost hiin his life. About eighty-live miners were employed in the mine, and the proba» bilities are that half of thmn wore out. They are mostly negroes, who came from Springfield, 111, when the mine was opened less than a year ago. Another Frenoh Crisis. The French chamber ot deputies, by a vote of 208 to 2H7, despite tho opposition of thegovernment, voted for urgency forthe Extreme Lift billprovidliig forthe revision of the constitution. Thegovernment there upon resigned. In the discussion several Boi.apa rtists declared that they would support the demand for revision, in so far as It was an appeal to tho people. Baudry d'Asson (Royalist) said he would voto forthe pro posal, hoping that it would tend to re store tho legitimate monarchy, which alone could save France, Brisson said he wa* opposed to revision, and, alluding to Gen. Boulanger, said that tho satisfaction which would be afforded by the adoption of the measure ought not to be given to a perron who has attackod the institutions of the country and talked of purging the chamber. Clemenceau favored revision, saying that the constitution was not in accordance with tho principles of Repub lican democracy. Minister Sarrien urged the chamber to reject the demand, declar ing that it was essential that no new cause of troubles and difficulties bo added to those already existing. Pre mier Tirard declared that he fully agreed with Sarrien. If th* chamber decided to consider the urgency proposal the ministry would de cline all responsibility, as such action would furnish n. fresh argument in favor of the audacious manifesto issued by the dis missed general. PresidentCarnot has ac cepted the resignation of the cabinet. The ministers, however, will remain in office un til their successors are appointed. It is ex pected that Florjuot will be summoned to form acabinet. Ferry, Raynal, JUbotand Rouvior inet recently to concert a plan to prevent the formation of a cabinet under Florpiet. The Opportunists are eagerly searching for a locally popular candidate to put up against Gen. Boulanger. Kvery means will be resorted to in order to pre vent the general's election. Cora and Chaska. The marriage of Miss Cora Belle Fellows has finally occurred, and she is now tho lawful wife of Chaska. the Indian. The ceremony was performed by the ltev. Hun ford, an Episcopal missionary who hails from Africa. Miss Fellows was anxious that the marriage come off some weeks ago, but the ltev. Hanford refused to offi ciate before announcing officially from the pulpit three successive Sundays. Chaska is a low type of an Indian with a badly pock-piarked face and far from handsome. He has a small trace of white blood but it cannot be discovered. He is an ignorant Santee. nnd when he visits Fort Bennett it is well to look ou^ as he has kleptomaniac tendencies. He has passed many a day in the guard house. Since courting Coia, he has been a sort of dude, discarding a part of his Indian cos tume. A few days before he left for the bride's home he had a military barber cut his hair and wash out the red paint on the scalp. It seems that Bolle became infatu ated with Chaska while teaching at Fort Bennett. She made him presents, and he now wears a mammoth gold ring, engraved "Cora to Chaska." Other little messages ot love passed between them, and a lady friend of Miss Fellows says she has ad mired Chaska for a year. They would go out walking every evening, and very often Miss Fellows has kissed Chaska before tho school children. Chaska told a companion, De wett, that Miss Fellows informed him of her love and suggested marriage, agreeing that sne would educate and work for him. Hewett also says his youngest brother in formed him months ago that a white girl wanted to marry Chaska. It seems that Miss Fellows conducted tho courtship and won Chaska's baud after hard work. Miss Fellows, previous to coming to Iakota, resided at Capitoi Hill. Washington, and is highly related. She talks Sioux like a native. John Jlohb, an Indian trader at Fort Bennett, was invited to the mar riage. He says that Chaska is a worthless Indian. He draws ra tions, and around the agency is known as 8am Campbell. He is a Santee Indian without character. Kverybody is surprised that she married him after the urgent pro tests from ltev. Sunderland, I're-ident Cleveland's pastor, who sent her to Dako ta. The ceremony was conducted tinder the Episcopal form. Chaska having an in terpeter on hand who repeated the form. After they were proclaimed man and wife. Cora kissed Chaska. and the crowd of In dian squaw men left the church. A dance followed and continued all night. Chaska had arranged a home, and they have gone to housekeeping. A Hecla Copper mine was 2.289 tons the Tiimarack, 0 III tons the Osceola, 210 tons the Franklin, 118 tons the Atlantic, 250^ tons, nnd the Huron, 125 tons. At this rate the French copper syndicate will hare all that it can masticate. The case of Jacob Sharp came up in the supreme court of New York. The judge handed the district attorney reports of a physician on Mr. Sharp's condition. They certified that Sharp was confined to his bed with acute capillary bronchitis, complicat ed with chronic disease of his heart and liidn«*vs. and it might bedangerous to have him brought to court in the present state of the weather. It would be at least four uceliM before he could come to court with safety. The trial of the suit of David M. Fothsr iitgham agniiint the Adams Express com l-'iny and Kohert Pinkerton for $00,000 d-inia^es for false imprisonment and secttr* his indictment on false charges it in pn.^ress in the United States court at fit Louis. Fight and Riot In Kansas. A bloody ticht, between one white miner and an infuriated mob of negroes in North Leavenworth, occurred. As Jaiues King (white), cable man in a Leaven worth coal mine, was walking along the street ho met Harrison Young, a notoriouscolored ward politician, Sam Headspath and Ben Kas ton. also colored. King was accosted by Young and Headspath, drew a knife* and sprang to wards King. At this King drew a HH. caliber revolver and fired two shots at Young, *ho drop)ted dead with a bullet through his forehead and a shot through the heart. King then turned on Heads path and shot him in the right groin, in dieting a fatal wound. Hs tben shot £as- ion in the left thigh. The report that a white man had killed throe colored men created intense excitement among the negroes, nnd in a tew moments they ilocked to tho scene from every diroction carrying shotguns, rilles, knivos, revolvers and clubs ot every de scription, all clamorim for revenge. King at once started to run up the river bank pursued by a constantly increasing mob of nogroes yelling at the top of th^ir voices. 1 ho mob fired six shots at King, who gamely urned and returned the fire. In a short tune King, now pressed by his wrathful pursuers, turned and sought ref uge in a pump house of the water works. The negroes swarmed through tho water works building, searching with dark lan terns in every nook and cor ner for King while colored women nrged them on. In tho mean tune the ontire police forco ot the city had arrived nnd aided in tho search for King, A s|uad of poticomen finally found him crouched under an obscure stairway. They ordered him to surrender and he respond* ed by leaping out with cocked revolver ready to shoot, Policeman Street thett shot him In the nrm. The excited i*owd was told Unit King %Vas shot dead while re sisting arrest. Cheers wont up Irom the mob, and it quickly dispersed King was kept secreted in the building until a late hour, when a company of cavalry arrived from Fort Leavenworth, and he was tAk en to tho tort Id prevent lynching'. Could dhd Bennett. Jay Grtuld gavo to the press of New lorka copy of an open letter which ho wrote to James Gordon llennctt, the pro prietor of the New York Herald. An edi torial which appeared in tho Herald, and which Mr. Gould calls a "scream," apnears to have aroused Mr. Gould's auger and the I letter which he gave out full of person aliti »s. Ifo begins his letter by reiterating his former statement in relation to tho animus of Mr. llennct and then descends to personalities. Ho calls Mr. llennctt a liber tine and says his private life has been but a succession of debauches and scandals. J/p- Gould asserts that not a gentleman iu 1 New York would allow Mr. llennett to cross the threshold of his homo. our very touch in the social cirtlo is contaminating,1' says Mr. Gould. "A few instances such as decency permits to ,iut in print will sullice to illustrate and con Hrm what I have to say on this head." Thou Mr. Gould relates certain alleged happenings iu the life of Mr. Bennett* of which the following is a Raniple: A few years ago while on one of your do haunches the policectime down on a liouse of ill fame in this city* You were among the victim* bagged. When you were ar raigned past midnight at tho police station you screamed: "I am James Gordon lien net t, proprietor of tlie New York llerald, let me go." l)o you remember the simple reply of the faithful ollicer, whos-aid: "You may be .lames Gordon Bennett, oryou may be George Washington. The ease will take the usual course. OHieer, lock the prisoner up," and you went behind the bars. In the morning, when you sobered down ami emtio ton full realization of yoursituation, you no longer screamed, "I am James Gordon Ilonnctt, proprietor of the New \ork Herald," but you spent- the whole day in trying to get tho newspapers to sup press the sickening story, and with very good success. Lynching Bad Indians* Some weeks ago a warrant for tlie ar rest of two Kootenai Indians was sworn out in the justice's court at Ashley, Mon tana. The Indians were arrested and placed in charge of a deputy sheriff. Dur ing the deputy's absence a party of citizens, numbering fifty or sixty, overpowered the guard, took the prisoners to the east jide of the river, and, it is supposed, "made good Indians" of them. The crime charged against them was murder. It is alleged that these Indians assisted a third Koo tenai in killing threo prospectors on Wolf Creek last Juno. Two of these men wore well along in years, and the third-4**« .!] young man. After shooting them, it is claiinod they were beaten over the head with six-shooters until life was extinct, and their bodies were then burned. It is asserted by responsible men that the above named "Mood Indians" confessed complicity in the fearful crime uml made an open boast of their prowess. The booty received was $0 in money, a scanty supply of provisions and 'two pontes. Tho ponies, it- is claimed, are ow in the possession of the Tugitivo Indians. A company ol fifty white men made a peaceful visit to Dayton Creek and had a talk with Chief Aenas, of the Kootenais, resulting, as claimed, in an agreement be tween tho whites and Indians to bury the hatchet, Chief Aenas agreeing to turn over tho fugitive Indian to the legal authority if caught. A correspondent writing from Thompson Falls gives the following ac count of the beginning of thetrouble: "Tho first of July, 1SK7, Bun Thompkins, one Johnson nnd Daniel McDonald left Libhy with two pack animuls to prospeet in the Kootenais. They never hav been heard of since. There is considerable mail at Goodchild fc Co.'s of this place for Mc Donald. Kvery one in this part is satis fied that they are tho parties murdered." A Raging River. The muddy Missouri is on its regular spring rampage. The gorge of ice iu the river above Sioux City broke under tho pressure of high water. The great column of water kept up a steady attack upon the mass of ice and it seemed as though the ice must give way. Higher and higher "crept the water on the river bank and it. was soon evident to the people of Klk Point and Jeffer son that unless the ice brokusoon the llnod of 1 si I would bo repeated. Tho lower por tion of Sioux City was Hooded and the res idents were compelled to abandon their homes ami seek refuge on the hijh land. The water was ashiuh sis in 1-ssl, when the town was so damaged and Vermillion de vasted. Tho great fear was that what is called the dump, above Klk Point, would break and the great volume of water rush through and into the low lands so thickly settled by farmers. This fear was well based, for it was not long before the dump was washed out and beautiful agricul tural country was Kthe ion a 8iieot of water. The people living in the distance could not escape, and they were forccd to remnin in their houses and care for themselves :md stock as best they couid. Th* people of Klk Point organized a relief corps, and went out in boats nnd rendered all necessary assist ance. The reports ire that no lives were lost. The loss of clock is rjtiite great. Fifteen hundred feet of the Chicago, Mil waukee St. Paul track above the town has been washed out. The track between Jefferson and Klk Point is covered with water and all thetclcgraph poles aredowu. About nine miles of Milwaukee track is un der water, but it not known how much ot it is washed away, probably not more than five or six miles. The Tariff Bill. Tho Mills tariff bill and thereportsofthe majority are minority of his committee were reported to the house. The bill was changed iu very important particulars within an hour before it was presented to the house. The changes relate to sugar and worsteds. The change iu the sugar schedule means thU: The new classifica tion which has beun devised has lcen re jected and the classilication of the existing law is to stand. The rate of reduction is changed from 'J2 to JO per cent, which equivalent to about 10 cents per hundred. The reductiun will in the iin effect those grades of sugar which come !s.-s into com petition with the J, uisiana sugar than those embraced in tho reduction originally provided in the hi!!, l-'riends of the bill claim that this plan will insure the six Louisiana votes for the hill. Some statesmen aro not cert iin that this will be the result. Ail deny thatn bargain ha* been made. The worsted men complained that it would be to their disadvantage if thev are to be required to wait until the wool schedule shall go into effect before they can secure relief from the present dis crimination. The committee accordingly inserted a provision that the clause relative to dis crimination between wool arid worsted should go into effect upon the passage or the bill. The opponents of the bill think that the worsted men would have securcd their relief ijiiiteas soon if they had per mitted the principal clause tostanj. They do not ex pec', any bill to lie passed tog' into effect before October. A call has leen issued for a convention of farmers' to lie held at Topcka. Kansas, May 1, for the purpose of organizing a farmers trust. Circulars have been sent to the governor* of all the states west of tho Mississippi and to Illinois and Wiscon sin to svnd delegated to the convention. The steamer City of Rio do Janeiro brings China advices to the effect that-1lie* British steamer Swallow struck on some rocks off Naomaislauds Keb. 122 and sank, and that 'M nersons who put off from th* vessel in small boats are supposed to he lost. The captain and a number of th* crew and passenger* saved thomselve* by clinging to (he rigging. Tho body of tho engineer who was aboard one ot the miss ing boats, was recovered. There is much speculation In the Ameri can colony in London over a press dis patch front Gibraltar announcing tho de parture Irom that place for Tangiers of a detachment of British engineers. No one is able to say why they are going and it Is feared that in the event ot an attack up on Tangiers by American war vessels that tj® presence of the Kngllsh engineers will still further complicate matters. Ameri cans there do not expect that the Issue of the Morocco affair will bo very serious. They deride the quarrel and its origin, but are unanimous in tho belief that tho only course loft open to tho laiitod States au thorities in tho circumstances has been taken. Directory estimates placo the popula tion ot St. Louis at 440,100. an increase ol 20,082 in tho past year T. J. Cunningham, the editor Ot the Times ot Chipjtewa Falls, Wis., Who wa4 Connected with the Indian PinoscantSP nnd *llo if) charged by Agent Gregory with having offered him $1,500 to allow the Calligan Bros, to continue operations on th° reservation, has been summoned to Washington to appear beforo the commit tee to explain his position. There area number ot others who have lieen connocted wilh the scandal who will probably bo ttitmmohbd beforo the inVestigatioii closes. V.1 Cadett, Wisconsin, com mitted suicide by shooting lilmselt with a revolver of Jix calibre. Ho was 40 years ohl, a blacksmith by trade, and had been separated from his wife two years. Domestic trouble is supposed to bo the cause. Bridge watchman Kdward Brislan was killed at Crookston, Minn., by an engine that ran him down. His head was severed and the body horribly mangled. The mystery surrounding the identity ot the insane poetess suicide, Miss Bull, who died in Now \ork, lias been solved. S?io is a second cousin to Gen. W. T. Sherman. She v-as thirty-sis years old. Her father, Piatt Bull, mnrried an own cousin to Gen. Sherman. Mine. Diss De Bar, tho alleged medium, comes from llarrodsburg, Ky. Her maid en name was Ann Odelia Salomon. J. Sea ver Page, of New York, has given her a fair challenge to tost her powors. Ho proposes to fumish a marked canvas on which a spirit picture is to be produced by her in lluenco before disinterested witnesses. Mine. Diss Do Bar has not signified any willing tiess to accept the challenge. The relatives of Luther R. Marsh, who has unbounded faith iu tho woman's powers, aro taking stops to prevent the woman from securing tiny mote of the old man's property. The latest reports from Rich llili. Mo., place tho total number of deaths from the coal mine explosion at twenty.four. It- is now reasonably certain that no more bodies are in the ruins. Judge Stephen G. Sharp, ot Lexington, Ky..chairman of the state Democratic ex eciilive committee, has been appointed treasurer by the Governor to succeed tho defaulting treasurer, Tate. Tho nomiml tiou was confirmed by tho senate. Head man War-no-garboo, ot tho Chip, pewa's, died a few days ago at Crooked Lake, northeast of Rraiuerd. Ho had lived at his late abode very many years, and was an Indian of large influence. Ho Was specially anxious that the Chippewa# fthould ho removed to the White Karth reservation, and aided the recent Indian commission very greatly in their efforts to secure the treaty. The ol I man was near ly a hundred years old. Several more villages in Hungary have been flooded and tiie inhabitants are starving, At Ifothrarus 120 houses have bean burned and Too people rendered homeless. The vilhigos of Mego-Boreny and Hundsorfhavo also been destroyed by fire. Phillips and Bnrnitt, tho American snorting men. have sailed for Now York. -vo *nii in maintain that fteenan, Kilrain and StillL van all really won, notwithstanding the fart that draws were declared. A heavy hail an I wind storm nt Deca tur, Ala., caused great damage to fruitand broke all the uuprotcctod windows in town. One building was blown down and Kckford Cooper, of Ctiiontowii. Ky., waB killed. Mme. Ptitkry. the Hungarian tragedi enne, who was reported toliave committed suiciJe after her husband had mortally wounded her seducer in a duel, has recov ered from her illness, aud wilJsJiortly make her appearance oti the stage at Pestli. Since the closing of the testimony in the coroner's in pies t. at Mankafo, Minn., new developments have*lining up in tho poi soning case of Louis K. Andrews. This led to tho arrest of George Dawson, tho man boarding with Andrews, and who purchas ed arsenic, ami Mary K. Andrews, wife of the deceased. They aro confined in the county jail to await their hearing. The chargo of arrest- was murder in tho first de gree. Ths bark British Princess has boon wrecked off Caminha, Portugal. Twenty three persons were drowned. It is report ed that Spanish customs officers prevent ed tho saving of a number of lives by firing upon a Portuguese life-saving boat which bad gone to tln-ir rescue. The public debt was decreased $11,580, 5.V.) during the month of March. Fire broke out iu the ollices of the Ho mer Leo Bank Note company, on the eighth Door nfthe Tribune building and despite the supposed fire proof floors ato its way to the lloor above. On this Moor are located the room-' of the reporters and city editor of the New York Tribune. The fire destroyed files, manuscript and valuable papers in the Tribune otlicewhich cannot well he replaced. A deplorable domestic tragedy occurred iu Kansas City which will result in the death of a young married cotiplo. Ells worth Setter, a teamster, who has been having trouble with his wife, Moilie, met her in the hall of the building in which their rooms are located aud kissing her af fectionately asked to speak to her in her room. They went into the room and a few minutes later the neigh bors wore startled by a pistol shot, follow ed iiy a woman's scream, and a moment later by two more shots. When the door was forced open the wife was found on tho floor with a imllct wound iu her abdomen and the husband was leaning against the bed with two bullet• in his abdomen. Both wounds are necessarily fatal. Information has been received at Wash ington that registers aud receivers of land offices along the Northern Pacific road in Minnesota have been ro eiviug filings upon lands lying within the indemnity limits of that road, although no order has been is sued at the interior department yet de declaring these indemnity lands open to settlement. The secretary of the interior wiil issue at an early day an order direct ing the bin 1 olticcrs to receive no tilings upon indemnity lauds. The decision of the attorney general in the matter of these indemnity lauds may bo delayed some months yet. The official correspondence between the United Staf.es and Germany, gvowing out of the troubles in the Samoan inlands, Hrecent PeMbina, Pembina County, dakota, FEtDAY, airil 1V188& THK RAILROAD STRUCK. After a Week's Qulesolnbe It Is Rc nswedWIth InoreaMd Vigor. Though the great railroad strike,. which originated on the Burligton rondinChicagn did not come to a close, ths lack ot any. demonstration led to the hope that a set tlement was not far off. But ths attempt ot the Burlington to fores Its business up on other roads has complicated the situa tion. This was followed byastrike on the Fort Wayno system, and ttiis wa* follow e.1 by dissatisfaction on tbs L'I£1 O'JFRVRHFLSSBFCOIMRT ullf- TO IIOWS that this government has scrupulously refrained from increasing its prestige and inlhir-nce in the islands. The I'nited States merely used its good oflices to preserve tho autonomy of the islands without any further consideration than that of protection to American interests. Gov. McGill of Minnesota, bauappointed April 2S, as Aabor Day. 1 be IIOUM? bill to give the widow of Gen. J. A. Logan a peii-ion of $2,000 passed the senate without debate aud will be at once presented Jo the president. A city ticket, composed of women, for the council and a unman for mayor, was elected at Oskaloosa, Kansas,'.by sixty-six majority. The supply of logs for the A-hland, Wis., mills will reach a total of '.Hi.ooo,000 feet s.s,000.0:10 new logs and N.uoo.ooO old iogs from last season. The subcommittee of the public land9 committee have agreed that separate hills shall be reported forthe forfeiture of the grants to the Southern Pacific and North ern Pacific roads and that the remaining t-oads shall be dumped into an omnibus bill, forfaiting at! uncompleted grants. The proposition of the bill aifectim the North ern Paciilc is to forfeit the entire grant of the road lying west of Itismarck. The following insurance companies aro to be proscuted iu .Minnesota lor doing an ellcgnl in-uranco busines-*: Council Bluffs of Council lSluifs, Iowa: Home Mutual ot Nashville, Tenn.: Capital of Concord, N. 11.: l-'eielity of Huron, Dak.: Pelican of New Orleans. |,a.: Island Home of Knoxville, Teuu. lvist Tennessee of Knoxville, Tenn. Gcrmania of N.jw Orleans Arlington of Memphis. Tenn.: .Ktna, Wheeling. W. Va. Manufacturers, Wheeling: Fireand Murine, Wheeling. Mount Holly, Mount Holly. N. I Standard, Wheeling: Knoxville Fire, Knowille, Term.: Pierre Fireand Marine, Pierre. Dak. I.afavette Fire Lafayette, lud. Citizens Fire. Kvunsville. lud. North western Mutual, Wahpeton, Dakt St. Paul road, where engineers, firemen nnd. switchmen agreed to handle empty but. ntttloaded Bur lington cars. The men are incensed over the action ofthecompAny iHemploying new en gineers and firemen, and conductors who have actod a engineSfs to. take their placo*. Many of the .melt '.regarded the first strike as S trivial'affair, and ex pected that the cortpAtty W06ld eracetnlly concede and make a bindWtf pVomise not to receive ear*i?ItiBte idA$he -com* pany accepted the situation ahd corrii mencod filling the places of tile strikers ai once. This is the cause ot a strike thai, promises to be a long and desperate ono The situation looks serious at Chicago. A meeting of employes of the Belt Line was held, at which the whole subject was ear nestly debated. It was currently reported that the Belt men decided to stand by their guns arid see whether the com pany would discharge them eh masse. The Fort Wayno nien are fully deter mined not to handle any cars, and may refuse to have anything to do with St. Paul transfers. Tho dissatisfaction among the Btock yards men was communicated to the men employed by the Chicago & Eastern Illi nois, and with the Lake Shore they aro simply wailing for their turn to step out. The^ switch engineers and firemen at Kansas City, will also refuio to handle any Burlington cars of freight, except it be livo stock or perishable freight which had been started previous to that hour. A committee of engineers aud fire men of each road called on the superin tendent* and notifiod thein of the order. The*plan laid out by tho meeting is for tho engineers to refuso to handle Burlington freight and yet to stay with the company until they aro discharged lot* disobeying orders. If road engineers aro put into the yards to switching, or new mon hired In their places, then tho switchmen will refuse to switch with the incompetent men. A man will bo considered incompetent who takes another workman's place. Tho managers of the lines havonot as yet made known what they will do, but it is pre sumeiHhat they will attempt to handlo the freight.^ Just what position the road engineers will take is not known. If tho switch engineers strike it will paralyse all freight business on the lines leading out ot the city and will cause tho suspension of work in all the large manufactories, mills ami packing houses in tho city. This movement involves about fifty engineers, fifty firemen and l.V) switchmen. Representative* of all the lodges ot Brotherhood Locomotive engineers, Pitts burg division, conclusively stated that no strike on the Pittsburg it Fort Wayne would occur. It was agreed to support the Chicago, Burlington Ar. Quincy strikers through thick and thin. An official stated that there will soon bo a general stoppage on Western lines, that no livo stock or other freight from west of Chicago can bo forwarded east. It will all bo stopped at Chicago. At a meeting at Chicago between tho Michigan Central men and Supt. Brown, the men were told that they must handle the Burlington trains sent into the yards. Tho tnun demurred and were told that they told that they must make up their minds to do so. They wont to their engines, and work was re sumed, but the **1$" freight was not touch od. Tho sentiment of tho men was they would not touch the objectionable freight. An attempt was made to get a train of twenty freight cars from tho "Q" road to tho Chicago »fc Alton. As tho train allow the train tdrgo by.^RiTystopl its progress by crossing and reerossing'tho tracks which intersect the road at this ftours, mint. These tactics were kept up for two and tho "Q" train was finally tak en back to tho Western avonue yards. After this an Illinois Central train was brought to Sixteenth street, drawn by a "(J" engine. When tho viaduct was reach ed stones wero hurled at the locomotive. Tho assault was answered by a shot fiorn tho man standing in the cab. The assault ing parlies withdrew and the train pro ceeded on its way. Tho Bock Island man agers declined once more to risk a tie-up of their road by atternpeing to receive freight from their competitors, tho Burlington. Tho Kock Island refused to take any cars from the Burlington. An Kasteru railioad man claims to know that the Burlington has just pur chased in the Fast and stmt to ('hicago 1,000 Winchester rifles, 1,000,000 rounds of ammunition and 2.000 pistol*. This gentleman says that the company is deter mined to protect its property if the munic ipal and local authorities in Illinois shall be unable to do so. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul man agement have taken time by the forelock. General Manauer Miller issued an order to the heads ot all departments in the gener al oflices of the company at Milwaukee, and of the shops of tho yards along the entire system, instructing them at once to reduce the expense ol their respective de partments HJi 1-J» per cen'v. Thi.« meant, of course, that onc-t bird of the employes wero to be suspended, although some de partment ollicials proposed cutting (ho salaries of their men one-third. The rea sonfor the order as stated by Mr. Miller is simply that tho company has not work ouoiigh for the men. "Tho order." said Mr. Miller, will re lease about o.OOO men probably soo of them in Milwaukee. What's the use," he continued, "keeping men in our shops and yards drawing salaries and doing nothing. As soon as business picks up and the men are needed, they will be given work again. There's no strike here, hut there's not enough doing to keep two-thirds of the em ployes busy." Beferring to I he general features of the engineers' strike Mr. Miller said: I don't see how thin troublo can fail 'to spread to every road in tho country. don't think tho Burlington (Juincy peo ple can be blamed for demanding that tho other roads accept their transfer business. They have simply done what any of tho others would do in liko circumstances. Haggard and worn, W. J. McGarigle. the notorious Chicago Boodler aud hero of the bath tub departed from the "Soo" forsome Canadian point. H* is possessor of roal estate in that place, and came to look aft er his interests. He spent most of his time in the Canada "Soo." Ho expressed him sod as tired of being an outlaw, and will try to get back to Chicago and square him self all around. Senator Sabin introduced a bill to ap propriato $25,000 to aid in making im provements in the cultivation and manu facture of flax and hemp, the monoy to ho expended by and under tho direction of a commission to he appointed by tho Presi dent. The body ol Arel Sodeiborg, a fanner of 'McCook county, Dak., who wandered from his home iu a nude condition while insane from excessive bible study, was found on the opeu prairie. The body was consider ably laccratcd and froxon. Numerous Socialists have boon arrested in Berlin, llambiifg, l.eipsio and Madge lmrg for circulating .1 pamphlet tothe peo 'pie in response to the Emperor's procla mation. The rerpiest for retirement from Gcu. Terry has been received at the war depart •mout, aud iu deference to his wishes the vfollowiug officers have boon detailed as a .board to examine Gen. Terry for that pur pose: Major Gen. Schofield. Brig. Gen. S. V. Benet, Brig. (Jen. Bobert MacFeely. .Chief Medical Purveyor J. If. Baxter and SurgoonC.lt. Greeuloaf. The hoard will meet at an early day. Mr. Hendersou of Iowa presented In the house a bili for tho removal ot tho ollice of inspector of hulls and boilers from Galena, 111., to Dubuque, Iowa. The objection is made that Galena is located upon the Fe ver river, which is only for a short tune during tho year navigable lor large steam ers and most of the business of the board of inspectors is dono at Dubuque. Johnny Curtin, a famous American thief, has been arrested iu Manchester, Kngland, for swindling a bank out of $»,000. Car tin has served time in New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania aud French prisons for dia mond thefts. Ho was one of the thieves who accompanied ex*Ald. Jaehne, tho con victed boodler. to Knrope, where they "did" the continent, substituting paste for geuuin# diamonds. Jaehne disposing of the proceeds of the roblieries for theothertwo. Benjamin Hopkins, late assistant cash .ierottlie Fidelity National bank of Cin cinnatl, convicted of violation ol the na tional banking law, was sentenced to the penitentiary for seven years and tw,» months. Hs appeared broksn down from illness. CHINCH IIUGS. Bom© Very Taluable Hints on Their Habits How Farmers Can Have Themselves From These Posts. BEAVER DAM, Wis., March 28.—To the Ed I tor: The time for spring nowintr Is almost here, and means to secure Rood crops will be well to consider. The chinch bug ih last year did immense damage throughout the Northwest, amounting to many millions ot dollars. IIow to prevent them will he, er ought to be, ot great importance to the farmers ot the great territory overrun laM year, and to the whole country as well, lor they will not be confined to the country now occupied by them, When they have wingn they drift with the wind, and may be miles away from their place the day before. My fctyerlenoe in dealing with these pests may be of Interest to your people. Fourteen tenrs smoe ths chinch bugs came to us tn Isyriadsi and efmyihiug Seemed destined to destruction ky practice had been, and Is bull to plank or smooth all my Isnd at the time bf seeding and also to stfw clover seed on tho land and, to make tho fclover seed batch well, to sow plaster at the same time or before, and aiso salt mixed with the plaster this mixture upon the opening land of our country, but upon prairie land only salt-, as that seemed the thing needed to make the gralu fill well. In the year 1874 the bugs came in such quantities that the air was full of them and the grain was turning yellow and dying al most. My grain seemed all right as com pared with my neighbors, and the inquiry was made what makes this difference? Tho conclusion was that it muRt be the salt sown, and as a conscquenco tho farmers bought fifteen cars of salt in my vicinity and sowed It on their land, but almost too lato to be of much service. My whoat made a good crop, and at harvest time on piece of winter wheat there was a harvester trial. There were a large number of farmers present fully 350 men. The wheat was a wonderful growth and well filled. The piece contained 5'J. 12 acres seven seres in one corner of the field was winter wheat The machines bad great trouble in cuttfntr the grain, it was so large. I was requested to keep an accurate account Of the amount ot wheat on that field, which I did, and my memorandum shows me that tho yield was 33.4 bushels per acre, nnd that, too, when tho grain was nearly all spoiled In tho vicinity. The re suit was, the grangers th«n in active opera tion, wanted me to tell how 1 raised that wheat I prepared ait address, ot paper, telling them :\v•: ,:u of operation, and read It before six meetings in our state. Since that time I have made a more minute study of the habits and characteristics of theso bugs, and beliove they cau be prevented, or very largely so, bv proper management at the time ot sowing. First—Then they are bug, and not beetle A beetle can dig in the ground. A bug can not dig, but must crawl, or work down into and between the lumps or Interstices made by the lumps until they get down into and among the young and tender roots, where thoy can live, and at the proper time tho female lays heregga Second—The mating season comes only until they have wings, when within a few days the female will lay her eggs, as near the kernel as possible, among the tender roots. Any persou can find them with a strong magnifying glass, and alwavs verv near the kernelawhere the sprout eoines out The bunch," or nest, will Oe about as Urge as the head of a pin, but tf eloselv examined will contain a great number of etrgs. After the female lays her eggs the old bugs die. They give no further paternal care to their young than simplv to lay the eggs. Thus the in stinct of the hugs is to place the eggs so when they have life they can most easily pet their living. Third—The third characteristic is that they are suckers and not chewers. That is, 'rffUrfender &&rk of roots aud sucL the Jutbs or sap, and thus destroy the grain or greatly wenken its growth. There will be no old hugs in ten days after the eggs are Iain, and youug bugs develop and destroy the grain before reaping, although the old bugs may injure It somewhat before thev have younb' or come to their mating time. Fourth—The fourth charaoteristiu is that there are two broods in a year. The young bugs develop, and when the grain is ripe they can find no further food in the gralo, aud tho corn offers the most Inviting lood, and they will be found crawling in the corn field. Here again if the laud Is seeded wi\i clover they will not crawl, neither will they live wher« there is a thick mat of clover. They will not cat olover or any of cho leguminous plants of the clover faintly, such as beans or peas—consequently the impor tance of having the land seeded to clover. If the seeding is poor of clover and tamo grass grows among the clover they will eat the tame grass, aud to many may give the impression that they live in the clover and feed upon it such is not the case. Usually In about teu days after the grain is harvested the bugs that have grown in the grain will develop nnd havo wings, and will now breed again aud lay eggs in corn If they can fiud it, if not in tame gras«, Hungarian, or any of these enngeuers, and they become the hurs that go into winter quarters and live through the winter in a dormant state until the warm weather of sprintr. What then are the remedies!* I said that they were a bug aud could not dig. Cover Um grain at as uniform d^pth as possible—and then with a stick or plauk, smooth the laud, and mash the lumps. Do not make your stick more than seven or eight feet long, and then with a good team draw that sttok over your newly cu.tivated held. Get right on the stick and ride. Do not wait uutil tho lumps become hard, but within one hour after the cultivator has gone over the land no with tho stick. As I said, sow clover seed at the time of sowiug the grain, and salt as well which will ho found to still be a great preventative to in jury by the bugs. The salt acts as a solvent to dissolve the lumps and to stiil further till up the cracks, made by the lumps or seams. I have never been able to determine if tho alt is poisonous or not I havo taken them and put. them in lime, and thev would swim out, and twelve hours after seem happy and well. The bug has a sort ofa*hell or covering for its body. If put on iu their pupa state, it might destroy 1 hem. My opinio.! is that thegrain takes up the salt in growth into the sap, and as they suck the sap it is distnstcful or poisonous to theai. Certain it is It. makes a great differ ence with them. The salt is a most cxcel let thing to sow ou the wheat to make it ftll whether thero arc bugs or not. What aro the prospects of them doing injury next seanon? Well, they aro alfvo now, and un less there arc heavy rains thev will surely be thick enough to fill the air in inatimr time uud lay eggs in your wheat or any other grain unless pains are taken to prevent them. 1 have no patent on this plnu, and hope the farmers ot Minnesota and Dakota, or anywhere else, will try it aud be rid of the nuisance. N AM.EN. Fire broke out in the stable adjoining the Adams Houst: in I hirauo. Tho hotel adjoining fortunately bad but few uucsts. Most of these aud the MTvants wun-stu pelied by the smoke, nnd it was only by the greatest efforts on the part of th 'tin men and police that all wure saved. Thirty-three horses w«»re cretnatt-d in the stables. It is stated that Clans Sprcrkcls has de cided to build a sugar r* linery in Philadel phia. It is understood tlait $.V,0M,IHIII capital will be put into the enterprise, alt to be supplied by Mr. Spivckds. Tho ca pacity of the proposed refinery is put at 7,ouo barrels per day. The cost of the plant has been stated as ouo,000 and the annual output at 3-! ."».'H)0,oiio. In regard to the congressional investiga tion in the Burlington strike at Chicago. Chief Arthur said: "Wo will be very glad to hav« the committer imjuiro into tho matter. It will ten I to bring the policy of the railroad company to the li^ht of the public scrutiny. I ca»snot tell what, th" cffect will be, but 1 *lieve that tho impiiry will be productive of urn-It good.'' A most dastardly murder was eomniit toil at Norway. Mich. Mrs. iVter Burke, a re.« per table widow, was *hot and in stantly killed by Put Wade ot Wauccdah, Mich. Wade was infatuated with tiie wom an. She was to have been married to a -Virway man soon. Wade, it is claim ed. threatened to kill her before he would submit to her marriage. Wade went to her house and procuring an interview, im mediately shot her dead. He was immcdi ately arrested and placed in jail. Sensa* tional di tails of his ist history are hint ed at as the cause for the murder, but not hing can be definitely learned yet. It he is not lynched, it will be surprising. The House committco on Indian affairs has ««r I red a favorable report on ths bill to aut homo the sale of a portion of the Winnebago reservation in Nebraska. DAKOTA NEWS NOTES* An old gentleman about .10 yeava •ild died in the Yankton poor-house. He was crazy and did not know his own name, and no one seemed to be informed as to who he was or where he came from. The roller mills company of Man dnn is offering a prize ol SI 00 for the host 100 bushels of wheat of the crop of 1888, to be delivered at theireleva tor next fall or winter. Truman Thayer Post G. A. It. have completed their new hall at Water town. The county jail at Sioux Falls will be fenced in by a twelve-foot high tight board fence. The Scandinavians of Sioux Fulls propose to celebrate May 17, the Nor wegian Fourth of July, in banz-uii style. The free delivery system hay proved such a success in Kaivo that nn addi tional carrier is tn be put on April 1, The Salem .saloons will all close and the keepers thereof announce their in tention of helping to tnl'ore tile law. A stock company will build a new opera-house at Dell liapids. There are in use in the Black Hills circuit 2-10 telephone instruments. Don C. Xeedham plucked a dry and withered peach blossom from olf a peach tree nine miles south of Mitch ell a few weeks auo. He is very proud of the rarity and has had several photographs taken of it to send to eastern friends. K. W. Wickensham, a wealthy speculator of 1'nivo, at the instance Of one AlexnnderMillvr, was arrested, chariji'd with malicious prosecution. Two years a»o Miller and Wicken sham (lunrrellcd over a yeal'lv settle ment and Wickensham sued Miller for selling mot-tuaued property, lie was acquitted. Mince the suit, for mali cious prosecution. ltich gold placers have been struck ill Marshall's pass ami a stampede of prospectors Irom Deadwood is threat ened. A Fargo authority is responsible for tho statement that tho Northern 1'acilic Klovator company pays the largest, dividends of any stock com pany in Dakota. S. Uames owns $150,(100 of stock in this company, and his dividends last year amounted to giiO.OOU. A fanners' elevator trust would save some of these margins. l'ierro was honored by the presence of White IiuiValo, son of .Sitting Hull, and a number of oilier prominent chiefs of the Sioux nation. Their sin prise was great, when informed that the Sioux reservation bill had passed the house. They said the Indians would gladly ratify the treaty, and wanted to live like white men, have homes and educate their children. Rudolph Uhlnian, a homesteader of mTelfl'jIiiuef seeding his place in 1887, went to Montana. Having earned considerable he started home in company with a stranger and as he never reached New Salem and no news of his whereabouts lias been re ceived foul play is suspected. His homestead entry is now being con tested for abandonment. The Southeastern Dakota farmers' institute convened at iary, at which H. I Lanks, president of tho Dakota Farmers' alliance, addressed a largo assemblage of farmers atid other*. He urged upon farmers the necessity of building elevatois and handling tiieir own grain. He was followed by 'apt A. Harkins, who spoko on farming in Dakota. At, a people's mass meeting at liis inarek the following nomination* were made unanimously: .Mayor, Dr. Will iam A. lient ly treasuier,W. M.Tushy City clerk,Kdward H. liairett: justice, Joseph llare. II these, llently, I!ar rett and Hare are present incumbents oi the ollices named. The board of trustees of tho insane hospital met, at, Yankton and opened the bids Tor the building of two wings for tho building. All the time was consumed in opened the bids, and nothing toward awarding the con tracts was accomplished. Right Rev. Itishop Marty, bishop oi the Catholic church of South Dakota, lias been requested by prominent Dakotans to lend his influence in se curing the signatures of tho Sioux In dians to the bill opening the reserva tion. Ho has granted the request, thinking that an influx of white peo ple will have a good effect upon his wards. Mr. Kilgor, from the congressional eonunitteeon territories, reported the omnibus bill for tiie appointment of ad ditional judges in the territories. Tho bill provides two judges for Dakota, andieadsthat no justice shall sit upon the supreme bench in any case over which he has presided v. hilo holding his district court. This, the commit tee says in its report, will do away with a great cause of complaint now existing in tiie territories. It pro vides that no less than three justices shall hold a supreme court session. A special meeting of the Fargo board of trade consider the local freight question. There was quite a number ot business men besides board members presunt. It. was urged that a bureau be appointed to man age the freight shipments, and all merchants should agree to ship ac cording to the instruction of the bu reau. Others lilted that a committee be appointed to present the question of local shipments out ol Fargo to the various companies before sum mary action should bo taken. This was agreed to, anil (.'hairmail Ka worth asked for time to appoint tho commit tee. A tall, line-looking man, with neat ly trimmed whiskers and moustache, dark hair and glaring eyes, was found wandering in the streets of Chicago without any hat, muttering to him self. To all appearances he was insane, •mil was taken in by a patrolman. Dr. II. I. Yalin of Fargo, Dak., but formerly of Chicago, was the name he jaye. liis wife and two children, lie aid, are visiting in Milwaukee. It is supposed he was intending to join them when he became demented. An express messenger between uron and I'ierre exhibited a bottle full o' *rasshoppers to the people of Huron which he had captured on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri. Some weeks ago the internal revenue jlliccrs closed ttie pop bottling works it Mr. I'lock in Huron because lie had something in it that looked like a worm. Later they offered a release II lie would pay Sr00, which he refused. I'lock will sue the ollicers for closing him up, atter he had written authori ty irom an officer to do as he did. NUMBER WHO WON THE WAQER? "Yes, I am a confirmed old bachelor, ijueer, J-otl say? You would not think so if you had seen women in as many different shapes as I have. I have been in the company of asociety young lady, when really I would have left her, With pleasure, and be boiled or frozen, or even eaten by cannibals, rather than remain in tier flippant society. I have heard women more than scolding their husbands for tiie .mere fragile triile of being late for a meal, or lor having remained at his club later than the usual ten o'clock. I hove been bored by so called litera ry women until my ears have ached. I have sat in silent ecstacy with a bashful young lady until I havo felt 'ike screaming aloud to excrcise my vocal organs. Have I never had a mot her? Well I'm not like Topsy, 1 ken. 1 suppose that I did have a mother long ago—but so long ago that 1 have ceased to remember her. She died when I was two months old, SO no wonder that I cannot recall her features. The aunt who took her place and acted master to mo was a regular old Tartar -raw boned, red headed, bleary eyed, and cross. Wom en! I hate thein. Did 1 novel- see a pretty, piquant girl l'aco with yellow hair curling over her white forehead, and big, blue eyes upraised full of wonder, at a man who would dare to say that he hated her sex? No. have never seen such a paragon. Have I never seen a coquette who expects to have men fall in love with her, as much as she expects the sun to shine? Yes, I have met sucli ladies, and have had no trouble to resist their so-call ed charms. Have I never met a sen sible young lady, who catild talk o! the latest news, and interest, one? Oil yes:—but, I have failed to be interest ed. I tell you, mail, I hate thein all! I have no ideal. I abhou tho whole set of false, whimpering women!'' Harold Clemens looked at his sin istrous friend in amazement. He sees a tall, stiaight, grandly proportioned man, stretched at full length on the grass. His hat shades his dark eyes from the sun. but his brown, hand some face is fully exposed. Truly this woman hater is a lavorite of the gods, if bcaifty is con sidered the criterion. Hut the ex pression is a discontented one and the eyes seem full of longing. Harold Clemens and Ralph True are spending their vacation by wandering over Italy together. IIot.li are rich Ameri cans and college chums, "Ralph, I'll make a wager with you!" and Harry springs to his feet in his excitement. "Well?" lazily. "I have a sifter whom I know you cannot resist. She is a charming coquette. I will give you just three weeXs ti'oni 'itie /Tme'j ua'iucct, until you fall in lore with her, or vice versa—its all the same." "Fact?" "She is so lovely. \o man can re sist her." "No man? I will In an exception. I take your wager. Fivehuudred dol lars down tn one hundred that I win." "liranteil. Comedown tollazeldeno on Christinas and 1 know that you will leave an engaged man." Ha/eldene on tiie Hudson -a home as pretty as its name. The winter snows aro falling and the deep waters of the blue Hudson are liixen, entic ing skaters to glide on its snioot hness. Hazeldene sparkles in the wintry sun shine, a grandly built, modern man sion oi white stone. The rooms with in aro bright with roaring tires and the laughter of a gay party, gathered around the open lire-place in the ample entrance hall. Ono figure is the center of the group. Ono merry voice is heard above tin din. One merry piquant face is ever turning toward tho iloor, as if in ex pectation of an arrival. "So, he is coming to-day?" fierald ene Clemens says, turning her glorious dark eyes upon her brothel', lounging upon a rug before the lire. "Oh, lean scarcely wait. The great, overgrown baby. Thinks no one is so good as ho. I'll soon teach liini that I am of some importance, too. Oh, what, fun it will ho!" "Be merciful, (ieraldene," cries one manly voice after anot her. "Zounds! 1 j:ity 1 lie man!" murmurs some one. Oeraldene tosses her brown ringlet ed head. "Harry, remember that two hun dred and fifty dollars ol thatwager he longs to me!" "(.Jerry," a soft voice whispers at the beauty's elbow, "don't doit." Let the poor man bo happy in his ileas. Don't make his heart ache for fun, (Jerry. Don't do it, sister, its wicked." Oeraldene laughs. A small, childish creature it is, who thus pleading. A fair-haired, blue eyed, delicate girl, as unlike her bril liant sister, as water is unlike wine. The face of the elder sister, softens. "Daisy,"' she savs, "I won't, hurt him. Heli as boasted so long that he hates us all, it will do him good to be caught once. Don't worry little girl. We'll liavj our fun, and only Mr. True will be tho wiser. Oh, I long to sto him! The treat, boasting, woman hater of the period!" "Whom you can see by using your eyes," a quiet voice observes at her elbow. He has entered so quietly, that Geraldene, in her excitement, did not hear him. Sho turns to him now, and her laughing eyes do not fall beneath his lackadaisical gaze. Daisy's blue eyes till with surprised tears. "Well, the old adage, that listeners hear no good of themselves, holds true in your case," (jerry's saucy voice cries. Ralph True laughs. "Miss Geraldene, how delighted am I that I could grant your desire at the right moment." "Mr. True is truly kind. Come to the lire. You are surely cold." "No—your warm reception has re freshed me already." Is she at a loss what to say? All listen eagerly. Sim straightens her slight figure and looks at him solid ly. "Pleased with a rattle and tickled with a straw. I see that we will have no trouble entertaining you, True.'' "Why?" "Show this lad to his room, John." —to the servant who has answered herring—"Come downstairs tonight with a hundred questions and I prom ise to answer every one. For the pres ent—adieu." And Ralph True leaves the room, his face puzzled, his brow clouded. "Gerry, I'm afraid it's all up with you now," Harry observes, dolefully. "Nonsense, man! Can't you see that he is interested already?" The next day dawns bright and clear and cold. Gerry informs them at breakfast that a skating party is to be formed directly after that meal. All those not prepared with skates will be supplied, she says. JOB DEPARTMENT. THE PIONEER EXFKESS JOB DEPARTMENT Is complete, and well snpplled with istest stsrW of type. Ch» prices are as low ss are con sistent with a legitimate business. W* keep constantly on hand a large sad vsnet stock at letter heads, nolo heads, bill head* monthly statements, flat caps, fools cap, tfasiiMB cards, stdpplntf tags, labels, envelopes, ball pro grammes, etc., which enables us to do all ktads of commercial printing, both plain and orna mental, on short nottoe. We keop on band a fall line erf Legal Blanks. Ralph True turns to her. "I do not skate. Will stay at home?" "No indeed! l'oor little boy. I will teach you how." Daisy looks pity from her eyes, rind Ralph thinks how rarely pretf those same eyes are. "You do," Gerry says, "come!" And they all rise from the table. An hour later a merry group is on the river. Ralph is awkwardly trying to-, stand on his skates while his eyes fol low a little figure, skating alone, somo distance beyond the otlfers. "Watch your feet! Look out!" Gerry is expostulating, when, with a cry, her awkward pupil* dashes over the ice ns only an experienced skater can, to where a little figure is strug gling in the water. Gerrv forgets her vexation in her fright for her sister. "Oh. «j/-yk darling! Save'her! save her!" she cries. Ralph True has suc ceeded in catching a long braid of fair hair, but as willing hands draw her from tho water, ho looses hia hold and disappears in tho dark water. Some ono dives for him and saves him, but the merry party of the morning return to lla/.oldene with two unconscious burdens. Ralph is none tho worse for his ducking the next morning, but Daisy does not come, down until evening, when even then she looks palo and languid. Ralph gazes at her he turns Gerald ine's music, and catching her eye he wonders why she blushes so prettily and why sho always turns away so quickly. "Chess?" Gerry rattles on, "do you play it, True? Let tis form a set. You and I, and Mr. Sage, and—and" "Daisy," Ralph supplies. The party is soon formed, but some how, Gerry can never tell how, Daisy is Ralph's partner, while her lot is cast with that of Mr. sage. She looks at Daisy's drooping faeo rattier angrily, and when Hie game ends declaring Ralph and Daisy victors, sho rises with* a small grimace and goes over to her mother at lie other side of the room. "l'oor Gerry,"Daisy says, compas sionately. "I think that you must bo a wonderful player, Sir. True. Gerry always wins at any game she ever ries." "Does she?" Ralph quizzes, "Tt will do her good to got left sometimes. Come out, Miss Daisy, and see tho Hudson bv moonlight. Do you fe»l able.'" When they return sets are forming for a dam e. "Come," (Icrrv's clear voice cries, I want you, True." b'alpli crosses to her side. "You dance?" "No, I do not." "How am I to know but what you are deceiving mo like you did yester day?" "Take my word for it." "Won't you dance this sot witU me?" "I'll walk through it." "W-e-l-l," doubtfully. Never was Gerry so provoked. Nev er was Ralph so delighted. They managed to get through, somehow, and when the music ceases, Ralph" pauses with a laugh. "Do you liko to dance with rae, Miss Gerry?" "No!" she cries. "Go away! I hate you!" Ifu u/olt-a a.wnv tn n. 1 iMlo fiunrA nl. most lost in a great chair by the opea" grate. '•Will you dance' the noxt with me?" he asked. "Yes." "Did you see how very awkwardly 1 step?" "Yes. ltut I'm not afraid." (Jeraldene looks after them in amazement as they float past her. "Sold again," she murmurs. "What in the world am I to do with such a man?" The days fled by. It" a person could have judged as to the success of tlia wager by tho fact that Ralph nnd (Ieraldene wero often together,then,in deed, Harry is in a fair way to win. KacJi excursion jilai lied each gamo played, each tableau each theatrical these two are partners. The fact that (Min Daisy is often with them, too, does not seem to count. Harry is puzzled. And Gerry, has to confess that she has met a man who does not make love to her after a one week's acquaintance. The friends who aro in the secret look 011 with interest,not knowing who will win that most un fortunate wager. They are planning a masquerade ball. Kacli guest is to keep his own coun sel and not let a person know what character he intends to personate. Such mystery, such locked doors,such secrets, as reign for a week before the eventful evening arrives, is wonderful to relate. At last time brings around the evening. The house guests have all managed to glide into tho rooms with an outsider, so that all identity is lost, and they mingle together as 0110 unknown whole. Gernldene's shrill voice would have betrayed her, even if one long tendril of hair had not escaped from its con finement ar.d hung almost to her feet. Sin is Venus, go id ess of love, and never has she appeared so beautiful. She looks in vain for Ralph Truc's tall figure to betray him. She cannot de cide whether that tall soldier, or yon der Romeo, or tho cavalier by her side, is he. She sees Romeo bending over a small Juliet all ill blue, and she wonders if Daisy knows who her Ro meo is. "Juliet," Romeo is whispering, "fol low inc. I want yon." Daisy rises and follows his lead. Does she know him? The little ladyi keeps Iter own counsel, if she does.! They stand 011 the terrace. The stars sparkle overhead the frozen Hudson gleams in the distance. "Daisy, I overheard you telling Gerry of your costume, and I dress ed to match you. Daisy, do you know me? 1 love you. Will you be my wife?" And Daisy, without a thought of her conquest or of Gerry's anger, looks up at her tall Romeo answers both questions with a happv "Yes, Ralph." -x- How surprised they all were when the announcement is made at the breakfast table the next morning. Silence falls at lirst, and then with one accord they all roar with laught er. "Who has won the wager, old boy?" Harry a*l,s. "Of course I meant Gerry. I never eien thonght of Dot there, as captivating a great woman-hater like you were in the old college days. Ihii she is my sister just, the Htittf." "Granted," Ralph replies, prompt-, ly, "but I s-iiii that I could resist vour coquette sister'scharms, and I 111 I." "I'll te:l you," (Jerry cries, her piqu-, ant face all smiles, "put the five hiituh. dollars and tho one hundred dollars in one, and present it to the bride 011 her wedding morn." And that was the way they decided who won the wager.—Yankee Blade. What looked like the largest, straightest, soundest, and longest walnut log ever floated down the Cumheiland reached Nashville tbe other day. It belonged to a green looking countryman who gave good reasons why he must sell it imme diately. It was such a line log that, despite the owner's anxiety to sell, it fetched almost its apparant value. In due course of time it was taken, out of the water and proved to be a, sycamore log with walnut bark tack-: ed all over it in tiie nios.t artistic, manner. The green countryman has not been seen since.—New York Son.!