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Jefore the dog
1'oRi correspondent writes
„t JIr. Jay Gould has got two sons
lit in the business harness. He bad
orge study telegraphy, and now he is
.„ert and Edward, the younger son,
good stenographer. With- these
t)0ys the father can go anywhere,
t.ate his dispatches to Edwaid, and
,vill send them.
IAT Kir. STONE tells inimitably the
(if the Yankee janitor in a New
n^lnml hall where a concert company
nliout to sing. Some one asked
if the hall was good for sound.
Pil" said he, through his nose, as he
oke'd at the stucco walls and ceiling,
|l,er do say that this here staccato
Dik is powerful good fur transmittin'
1\ LorisvnxK, Ky., mechanic has in
Intod an elwtrio apparatus which, he
La will in the future put a stop to
ili'cious persons who turn in false
di ms. His applfrace is a pair of mag
nippers, which grasp by the wrist.
mall who
turns in the alarm, and
blil Uim at the box until the arrival of
fire department The man who
rns in the alarm can be released only
firemen, who are supplied with
turn off the current, when
I magnet relaxes its grip.
[l",X(IINKE« SQUIRES, of the Western
Li Atlantic Railroad, Bays that while
[,V ft
through Georgia the
jlic-r day at forty-five
dog on
miles an hour he
the track wagging his toil
his master,
who stood leaning against
ivive fence
snapping Ins fingers and
tiling to the dog
to get off the track.
really knew what it was
II about the locomotive struck him and
ling him against his master with such
he was doubled up and
through the fence. The man
hurt much. The dog was
ITUK almanac for 1887 gives a few
Inw of general interest: New Year's
lay comes on Saturday Washington's
Irtliduy on Tuesday St' Valentine's
\y on Monday April Fool day on
liiliiv Memorial day on Monday*:
|ourth of July on Monday Christmas
Sunday Easter Sunday will be on
Do lOtli of April Lent begins March
There will be four eclipses, two of
HH1 two of the moon one,
t-bruary 8, \isibla as a partial eclipse
the United States. The others that
|cur, as follows, are not visible in the
f'ited .States: The annular eclipse of
i«! sun, February 23 August 19, of
it) smi.
JnoE BASKLN, of asked if
•i" abolition cf polygamy would not
fork a great hardship to the majority
the Moriuon women by bring sud
leuly deprived of their protectors and
In-own upon their own resources, to
lliich he responded: "Nine-tenths of
In1 Mormon women not only support
pcmselves, but iu many cases contribute
their husband's maintenance as well,
lot only do they perform the usual
pmestic duties of the household, but
°ften you \\ill find them work
in the fields plowing and so wing, pre
as the men do. There is a cer
element, it is true, which might be
aiavorably affected by such a law.
Iliese are the wives of the more promi
nent and wealthy Mormons, but the
limber is comparatively small."
I When Gen. Manteuffel, in I860,
Hed a contribution of 25^000,000
prins ($10,000,000) on Frankfort-on
•-Main, Baron Mayer Karl von
lothseliilil was indignant, and de
landetl: "Does your excellency real
r* ^le meaning of the word million
fas your excellency ever seen a mill
of money?"- The General' was
pnplused, as, indeed, he had never
I,1'"suc'h a sum at once, and to get out
"u piekle he altogether remitted the
fiitribution. Frankfort thereafter al
ps considered Rothschild "a bigger
lau" Jhan Manteuffel. Before that
I'-'U. Vogel von Falkenstein made an
cessment of'5,700,000 florins ($2,280,
P") upon the city, and sent "two sol
lers with a wheelbarrow" to fetch it.
much surprised to learn that the
weighed about fifty tons.
I ucago, liaa
aympatjjy with the
pne in politics. A man must bo a
»iker" to win Mr. Lawler's approba
r- -^here are several people in
Ellington upon whom Mr. Lawler
f'l'iessed this fact in away they will
soon forget. The several people
to are four printers who were
Itentlv discharged from the Govern
II it printing office. They called on
I1' lawler at the Capitol and informed
I"1 *kat Public Printer Benedict would
Instate them if Mr. Lawler would en
applications. "Where were
Pu at the time of the last election?"
|quired Mr. Lawler, cautiously.
a.r ^le3' all chorused together.
then," responded Mr. Lawler,
,.c!nes deep disgust, "by heavens
Pu stay here!" and turning on' his
^ietly re-entered the House.
*HE °ate City Guards, of Atlanta,
famous of Southern volunteer
'mpanies, will make a European tour
Btimmer, to cevw three moatha.
^avo Atlanta June
18S#, and will embark for Antwerp
from New York on July 2. From Ant
£erp the Guards will
MAKY ROBINSON, a 100-year-old col
ored woman, was found dead in Hous
ton, Tex., the other day. She lived
near to an old colored man. While
boards only divided the two frail tene
ments, an entrance from one cabin to
the other could not be made except
over a rustic bridge that crossed a
gully, which sometimes raged under the'
influence of the elements. To pass
from Mrs. Robinson's house the bridge
had to be crossed. The old woman's
neighborhood was all right until he
learned that her corpse was to be taken
over the bridge. Although he had a
high regard for her while living, he
made aloud protest and violently ob
jected. The pall-bearers were inexor
able, and said they were determined to
carry the dead body over the bridge if
death stood on the other side Vith a
new scythe. To counteract this power,
the old "darkey went to Justice Railey
and laid the. case before him, and said
that he had lived in the little cabin on
the edge of the gully for along time,
and always slept in security even if the
storms raged, but he felt sure if the
corpse of Mary Robinson crossed over
the bridge that passed by his door he
would be hoodooed.
"THE late Charles Francis Adams,"
says a correspondent, "was proud of the
fact that he was the son and grandson
of a President. He thought, however,
that he had some of the elements of
greatness in him apart from his an
cestors, and I am told that he grew
very tired of being introduced as the
grandson of John Adams and {he son of
the great John Quincy Adams. He ex
pressed this feeling at a political meet
ing at which he once spoke in connec
tion with Hannibal Hamlin and other
prominent men. Mr. Adams was the
last speaker. The others referred to
him in their speeches, and nearly every
one dilated on the fact that they had
with them that day the son and grand
son of a President. When at lost
Charles Francis Adams was introduced,
the Chairman of the meeting said: 'I
am very~glad that I can introduce to
you to-day the grandson of President
John Adams and the son of the great
John Quincy Adams.' Charles Francis
Adams opened liis speeoh by saying:
'The fact of my ancestry lias been re
ferred to Several times during the even
ing. I am proud of my father and
grandfather, but I wish it distinctly
understood that I appear before you as
myself, and not as the son and grandson
of any man.' He then went on and
made one of the most powerful speeches
of the day."
NOTHING seems too big for the pres
ent age, for we are continually being
startled with something new and some
thing immense, which has cither been
just completed or is about to be carried
out, or at any rate, is projected or pro
posed. Within the last few weeks three
new schemes have been either com
menced or suggested iu Switzerland,
Greece, and Canada. The first-named
scheme, in Switzerland, is proposed by
an Italian engineer named Agudio of
Milan, for making a way through the
Simplon, which he declares he can do
by a tunnel of only 20,000 feet, the
traction and hauling being done by
hydraulic power. He says that by this
means from 3,000 to 4,000 tons of goods
could be safely transported without any
breaking up or trans-shipment of trains,
while the cost of the whole proceeding
would be only 28,000,000 francs. Num
ber two project consists of the bold but
practical scheme of draining the Lake
of Copais near Thebes, in Boeotia, by
which an area of 100 square miles will
be added to the territory of Greece.
The acquiring of so very large apiece
of land, which may be put to useful
purposes, though undoubtedly one of
vast importance, is not the only object
intended to be effected by the proposal
—the other being the destruction of
one of the greatest fever-producing
places in the country. Number three
project proposes to connect Prince Ed
ward Island with the Canadian main
land by means of a submarine railway
tunnel, by which all communication can
be kept open with the inhabitants of
the island during the winter, a circum
stance at present almost impossible.
"You can never come off victorious in
a constroversy with little Snippit," ob
served the Judge. "I don't see why,"
replied the Major, "especially if I should
happen to have the logical side of the
discussion." "No, even then you would
lose." "How is that?" "On account
of his diminutive size, and the fact
that he is a newspaper man." "I don't
see what that has to do with it. "No
Well, it is because however right you
may be, Snippit is sure to be a little
writer." Tha Major fainted.—Tid
"'A. .A^
to Brussels,
Pans, Lausanne, Brigne, march across
the Alps, which they expect to do in
two days, and then take the train, vis
ing Mrian,Verona, Venice, Rome, ana
Naples. Returning they will visit Pisa,
Genoa, and Turin go by the Mount
Cenis route to Geneva, visit Berne and
Stransbnrg and return to Antwerp.
From there they will visit London and
Paris and return to America by Ant
werp. Permits have already been
granted, where such permits are nec
essary, for the Guards to carry their
arms in foreign countries. A number
of ladies and gentlemen will join the
t©»«\ MfVP'-
Organization of Roth the Branches
tiov.-Elect Church Addresses
the Assembly.
Tlie Council organized on the 11th inet.
by the election of tho .following officers, nomi
nees of a caucus previously held composod of
nine North D.akota members and Mathews, of
Brookings Campbell, of Brown Hlieldon, o'
Day, and Lawler, of Davison:
President, Mathews, of Brookings. ':_
Chief Clerk, Kingsbnrg, of Watortown.
Assistant Clerk, Wallace, of Jamestown.
Enrolling Clerk, Starling, of Aberdeen.
Engrossing Clerk, South Mayo, of Bis
Sergeant, Troy, of Wahpeton.
Assistant Sergeant, Hittsman, of Valley City.
Chaplain, Rov. Caleb Bonham, Episcopal
Rector of Bismarck.
Messenger, Chan. Cnmmings, of Brookings.
Doorkeeper, M. W. Spalding, of Larimore.
The rules of the last session wore adopted
and the Council adjourned till noon of tho 12th.
The Houeo was called to order at 10 o'clock
by Major Hamilton, Assistant Clerk of tho last
An informal ballot for Speaker resulted:
Crose, of Hyde, 21: Williams, of Burloigb, 12
Ely, of liolotte, 7 llobart, of Moodv, 5.
At this juncture a North Dakota member
moved to adjourn, but the motion was lost and
a formal ballot taken for Rneakor, rnsulting:
CroBD, 2r Williams, 13 Hobart, 5 Ely, 4.
Crose was declared elected, and dcli'vored a
few remarks, which wore well received and
warmly ajjplandcd. lie disowned any sec
tional feeling and expressed a determination
to labor sololy for tho good of tho people.
The House adjourned till noon of the 12tli.
No special business was done by the Council
on the 12tli. Tho House completed its organ
ization by tho election of tho following sub.
ordinate officers:
Enkiiis, of Gary, for Chiof Clerk.
Hamilton, of Graud Forks, for First Assist
Cone, of Brule, for Socond Assistant
liorapangh, of Dcadwood, for Sergoant.
Russell, of Canton, for Assistant Sergeant
BulUrd, of Bridgewuter, for Enrolling and
Engrossing Clerk.
Miss Kelly, of Sanborn County, for Assist
Rov. Mr. Cook, Methodist Pastor at Bis
marck, Chaplain.
Shields, Moody, for Messenger.
Flick, of iJismarck, for Watchman.
Waid, of JamoKtown, for Postmaster.
The joiut session for hearing Gov. Tierce'?
biennial message was hold at 3 o'clock. After
the reading of the mesHnge Governor-elect
Church was introduced. He paid a high com
pliment to the refiri nsj Governor, and for him
self declared that, so help him Clod, he had no
other intention than to administer the guber
natorial ofiice in tho interest of tho wholo pco:
plo without reference to soction, party, or any
thing which could not ho commended'by every
good citizea
Tho message of Gov. Pierce and the re
marks of Judge Church have universal com
mendation and congratulations, for both of
them aro offered from representatives of all
sections and parties.
ON the loth the Council consumed consider
able time on rules. Bills were introduced as
follows: By Hughes, for a public oxaminer
for regulating grain warehouses and inspect
ing, weighing and handling grain, and defin
ing the duties of tho railroad' and warehouse
commission in relation thereto for taxing
car-loaning companies, sleeping-car compa
nies and fast freight lines running cai-B other
than the property of the companies paying
taxes on the gross receipts for a general rev
enue law. By Collins, for aboard of railroad
and warehouse commissioners and regulating
common carriers for a public examiner and
dividing the Territory into two examine? dis
tricts empowering counties to issue
bonds for indebtedness amending the
law relating to Grand Forks University.
Repealing the law of 1885 relating to the, salary
of the register of deeds in Grand Fork/Coun
ty. Regulating the fees of register of 'doeds
By Griggs, to legalize tho election ii Sioux
Fulls on issuing bonds for aid to railroads. By
Ward, a joiut resolution memorialising Cun
gress to pass the Dawes bill The rdlea wore
suspended and the memorial unanimously
adopted. Ten thousand copies of \lio Gov
ernor's message were ordered printid by tho
House. Bills were introduced: BvGilbert,
for a public examiner. By Wiltiniorei extend
ing the time of tax delinquency to Jiiib 1. By
Elliott, amending tho law for "a railrotd com
mission. By White, for insuring property of
tho Territory. A motion was unanfrnoualy'
adopted for a" standing committee on temper
ance. Adjourned.
IN tho Council, on tho 14th, Galloway pre
sented a petition for astringent marriage li
cense law. Bills were introduced: By Huthes,
establishing an experimental farm and fores
try institution" for tho support of indigent
soldiers and sailors and their families rekt
ing to the form and custody of bonds. 15y
Galloway, regulating marriage regulating tho
practice of pharmacy relating to the po!ialty
and interest of delinquent tax". By MeCuni-
ber, extending tho time when taxes becomn
delinquent maintaining and improving volun
teer fire departments. By Wolls, relating tci,
polluting the waters of Rapid Creek. By
Mead, to attach Stanley, Sterling and Nowlin
Hughes for judicial purposes providing tho
paper and form of election tickets. By Erick
son, correcting error iu mortgage foreclosure.
By Dodge, appropriating part of the insurance
tax for the support of fire departments.
By Foster, authorizing mutual protec
tion against larcenies of live stock.
Ay Allen, regulating printers' fees
prescribing the duties, fees and salaries of
county treasurers. By Bogert, for printing
resolutions and printing Congressional act re
straining legislation. There was prolonged
discussion, limgin^ on tho question that cour
tesy was bad in print
The following committees were announced:
Judiciary—Hughes, Dodge, Grigsby, Mc
Cnmber, Mead, Lawler, Bogart
Education—-Ericson, Donovan, Martin,Wells,
Elections—Mead, Ericson, Allen, Wells, Mar
Appropriations—Campbell, Dodge, Grigsby,
Hughes, Smith, Collins, Lawlor.
Railroads—Collins, Sheldon of Day, Foster,
Lawler, Donovan, Cain, Dodge.
Revenue—Galloway, Ericson, Allen, Mead,
Hughes. Wasliabaugli, McCumber.
Territorial Officers McCumber, Foster,
Lawler, Washabaugh, Allen.
Federal Relations—Martin, Galloway, Cain,
Campbell, Sheldon of Hand.
Counties—Wells, Sheldon, of Day, Martin,
Dodge, Donovan, WeiBer. Ericson.
Cities and Municipal Corporations—Weieer,
Grigsby, Allen, Cain, Galloway, Campbell,
Public Buildings—Lawler, Wells, Hughes,
Weiser, Galloway.
Public Printing—Cain, Washabaugh, Shel
don of Day, Dodge, Harstad, Sheldon, of
Hand, Donovan.
Mines and Minerals—Washabaugh, Weiser,
Wells, Moad, Martin.
Agriculture—Allen, Sheldon, of Hand, Har
stad, Martin, McCumber.
Engrossed and Enrolled Bills—Mead, Erie
son, Cain, Campbell, Collins.
Insurance—Bogart, Washabaugh, Martin,
Allen, Galloway.
Banks and Banking—Grigsby, Weiser, Bo
gart, Sheldon, of Day, Lawler.
Public Health—Donovan, Galloway, Foster,
Sheldon, of Hand, Martin.
Warehouse and Grain Grading—Sheldon, of
Day, Allen, Grigsby, Weiser, Sheldon, of
Hand,' Harstad, Hughes.
Incorporations—Dodge, Wells, Mead, Mc
Cumber, Campbell
Military Affairs—Foster, Campbell, Weiser,
Ericson, Hughes.
Charitable and Penal Institutions—Smith,
Dodge, Donovan, Grigsby, Foster, Washa
baugh, Hughes.
Immigration—Harstad, Mead, McCumber,
Bogert, Ericson.
Highways, Bridges and Fences—Sheldon, of
Hand, Collins, Mead, Wells, Smith,
R? C'
-,«* Ov3
Tho House ordered six daily papers for each
member. Bills wero introduced iu tho House:
•By Burnham, to appropriate part of the insur
ance tax to assist firo departments by Dodgo,
rolstive to road tax, for the publication of
chattlel mortgago sales, prohibiting the mort
gage of nngrown crops by Williams, for
licensing pharmacists by Hawk, limiting
county treasurer's fee to 550,000 by Dodd
changing to Juno, the lato of delinquent
01J rVftl
estate by Adams, dividing tho
fifth sub-division of the Sixth district by VoU
lows, substituting salaries for probato judge
.foes by Aikene, changing the terms of court in
Lincoln and burner Counties, repealing struck
juries by fejprague, relating to attachment
Congressional memorial for the passage of
?AW8 kill was unanimously adopted. The
bill for changing tho time of delinquent taxes
to June was given a second reading. An at
tempt to makp it apply only to real estate was
unsuccessful] also an oftorfc to pass the bill.
The bill pasfied for purchasing the revised
codea for moiiibers. A petition was presented
by Molloy f«j£ a marriage license law. Ad
journed. Jlr. Hughes bill for regulating
limiRftd rloamnatao
grain warelio
iBes, etc., designates the railroad
a railroad and warehouse com-
Iituiuuu uuu WitieiHJllSU ClIIU*
mission, and nakes it the duty of the commis
sion to supomso huudling, inspecting, weigh
ing and stomge of grain, and to establish
necessary rnlos and regulations All eleva
tors or warehouses in which grain is handled
or stored fir conpensatiou are declared
public warehouses. It requires that they
be licensed and bonds given for theit
operation according to law, and that tlieii
receipts be /made negotiable and not limited.
The conunSsion is to establish grades for all
2^ JIa'" bo known as "Dakota
grades. l[lio warehouse rates of charging for
handling a|td storage are to bo subject to tho
approval rf the commission, and are to bo
published and bo equal and just. The bill
provide^ careful regulations regarding the is
sue of tfekets and the general transaction of
Rriun storaRe business, and particularly pro
hibits (iscriinination. Failure'to comply .with
the lawuvill subject tho warehouseman to fine
and impusonment and revocation of license.
ON thejiritli tho Council refused concurrence
in tho joipt resolution to purchase newspapers.
The matter of appointing a committee to ar
rango regarding the transportation of Legisla
tors and Territorial officers to and from the
Capitol led to a protracted discussion, which
resulted to the appointment of such a com
mittee. Bills wero introduced: By Dodge,
for subordinate legislative officors by Hughes,
defining incompatibility of offices, substituting
district for county assessors by Gallowav, a
Congressional memorial for the adoption of
the Collins till adjudicating the validity of cer
tain land entries by Campbell, relating to
costs in advertising mortgage foreclosures,
relative to the manner of giving, entering and
satisfying judgments, requiring judgment in all
cases of recjl ostate mortgage foreclosure By
Hughes, for the registration of school warrants.
The House devoted considerable time to adopt
ing rule*. A committeo was appointed to
draft a bill relating to the extension of the
time at Which delinquent tax penalties attach.
Bills weijo introduced by Sprague, for an ex
perimental agricultural station by Burnham,
rognlating marriages by Aiken, permitting
court or judge at chambers to strike out gen
eral denial where facts are undisputed by
Doods, relating to the indebtedness of Nelson
County by Flctcher, relating to tho preven
tion and spread of noxious weods restraining
animals from running at large by Greene,
'correcting the failure of commissioners to at
tach the nvarrant tax list by Glendening, re
lating tojthe regulation of the sale of liquors
:by Mallqv, allowing the county commissioners
to extend the time for the tax of 188t5 to become
delinquent The following standing commit
itees were announced:
Judicijiry—Aikins, Pruitt, Williams, Bur
ham, 1
toper, Patton of Minor, Adams, Schnaidt
Education—Roger, Ensign, Sprague, Gilbert,
Terrell^ Hubbard, Jones.
Ways )and Means—Hobart, Ward, Dodds
Stewart,' Walsh, Moore, Schnaidt, Dutch.
Appropriations—Flctcher, White, Patton,
Gilbert, Williams, Patton of Miner, Follows.
Conntios—Moore, Patton, Dodds, Ruggles,
Shook, Morris, Sullivan.
Township and Cities—Terrill, Bidlnke, Har
kins, Mentzer, Schnaidt, Hobart, Fellows.
Public Printing—Woltzmuth, Adams, Will
iams, Ely, Wise, Ruggles, Dodds.
Engrossed and Enrolled Bills—Pruitt Will
iams of Grant, Mittimoro, Green, Sprague,
•Bilgglcs, JStuart of Fall River.
Territorial Affairs—Stewart of Walsh, Moore,
Hubbard, Williams, Ely, Terrell, Sprague.
Agriculture—White, Burnham, Morris, Hub
bard, Dutch, Glendening, Mailoff.
Insurance—Ward, Royor, lily, Hubbard,
Cooper, Cook, Hawk.
Banking—Patton, Berry, Gilbert, Hobart,
Pruitt, Morris, Wyman.
Mines and Mining—Patton of Lawrence,
Fletcher, Wiso, McDonnell, Mallary. Cooper,
Railroads—Stewart of Fall River, Cooper,
Hobart, Elliott, Royer, White, Greene, Hawk,
Charitable Institutions Dutch, Wyman,
Aikens, Wise, Hawk, Mooro, Woltzmuth.
Penal Institutions—Burnham, Stewart of
Walsh, Jones, Wiso, Sullivan, Bedlake, Schmidt
Highways and Bridges—Gleudonitig, Milti
more, Menlzer, Patton, Harlcins, McDonald,
Stewart of Walsh.
Immigration—Williams, Sullivan, Adams,
Jones, Ailcons, Ruggles, Morris.
Elections and Privileges—Berry, Elliot, Mil
timore, Ensign, Mentzor, Gilbert, Hobart.
Indian Affairs—Jones, Stewart, Ruggles,
Hubbanl, Sullivan, Ely, Sprague.
Manufactures—Follows, Woltzmuth, Glen
dening, Williams, Fletcher, Cook, Hawk,
Public Lands—Adams, Bidlake, Berry, En
sign. Woltzmuth, Sprague.
Piihlic Health Ensign, Rover, Fletcher,
Stewart of Fall ltivw, Patton of Miner, Greene,
Warehouses and Grain Grading and Dealing
—Cooper, Dodds, White, Terrill, Dutch, Mal
lory, Elliot.
MilitarX Affairs—Harkins, Stewart of Walsh,
Spook, Elliott,Williams, McDonald, Woltzmuth.
Federal Relations—Spook, Pruitt, Aikens,
Fellows, Hobart, Patton of Miner, Glendening.
Public Buildings—Schnaidt, ltyman, Spook,
Hobart, Jones, Miltimore, Cook.
Rules—Williams of Burleigh, Aikens, Fel
lows, Burnham, Dodds, Cooper, Hobart.
IN the Council on the 17th bills wero intro
duced: By Washabaugh, pertaining to all pri
vate corporations. By Grigsby, requiring
sixty days' notice before issuance of tax deed
requiring more definite recitals as to years in
tax lists and receipts. By McCumber, to at
tach Mcintosh to Dickey for judicial purposes
as the Seventh subdivision. By Galloway, for
the issuing of duplicates of certain coupons of
the Madison Normal School bonds lost in the
mail. By Mead, pertaining to treasurers' fees
iu tax titles. Bv Sheldon, of Hand, to attach
Campbell to Walworth as anew suhdivision of
the Fifth district By McCumber, authorizing
cities to lease water-works and fire apparatus.
By Grigsby, relating to damages caused by
railroads. By McCumber, compelling rail
roads to erect* grain warehouses and furnish
separate storage for each partion when de
manded and handle grain tho same as other
freight Bills passed: Pertaining to sewer
ago in Rapid Creek authorizing associations
for mutual protection against larcenies of live
stock extending the ltSfiO tax delinquency to
June 1. Adjourned. In the House a motion
to reconsider the rules led to a heated contro
versy, and resulted in nothing being accom
plished for tho day. The motion was brought
because of dissatisfaction among rural mem
bers over certain assignments to committees
by Speaker Cross. The particular offense al
leged was bad faith on the part of the Speaker
in the appointment of committee chairman
ships. Mr. Hobart, of Moody, said he was to
have had the railroad committee, and Mr.
ltoyer, of Jerauld, tJie insnrance. Others were
displeased at what they construed as a slight
upon themselves or friends. The disposition
ot resentment was strong enough and tuo fac
tions so evenly divided, with five members ab
sent, that proceedings were brought to a dead
lock. The session extended till nearly mid
night, it being impossible to secure an adjourn
ment, and lunches were served the members
in tho halL
IN the Council on the 18th a petition was
presented for the reduction of 'fees and sala
ries of county officers, and extension of the
time for paying taxes. Bills were introduced:
By Washabaugh, making notice unnecessary
in foreclosing mortgages and enforcing liens
concerning the burial of Union soldiers and
sailors providing fuel for the capitol. By
.5y Campbell, changing Kingsburv, Brookings,
llamlui and Deuol Counties from the Fifth to
tho Fourth Judicial District By Sheldon of
Hand, relative to probato courts relative to
salaries of probate judgeB disposition of chat
ifols iu probate cases. Bv Mead for tlio estab
lishment of a Soldiers' Home at Piorre, and
Board of Health. By Hook, providing a
bounty for killing gophers. By'Dodds, for
printing tho Governor's mossage in Scandina
vian and Gorman. By Hawk, pertaining to
insurance corporation. Bills were passed: Ex
tending the time for the payment of taxos ot
Winter Weather in Dakota*
One day last week found us fifteen miles
north of Towner, Dak., on the sharp slope
of one of those rounded hills which are
KUCII a characteristic feature of the land
scape in the Mouse Biver country. Not a
clond is in the sky, and the even, white
glow along the horizon outlines the most
distant objects with startling plainness.
The sunlight unimpeded in its flight to the
earth, is warm upon the land. The view
is glorious. A scattered prove of gnarled
onks covers tho slope, while from its base
nnd reaching southward to tho distant
Mouse river, rise a succession of rounded,
grass-covered buttes, with many a grassy
meadow between their crests. Bands of
cattle and droveB of horses are scattered
here and there, as contentedly grazing on
the rich feed ns if it were leafy June in
stead of late November. But for the leaf
less trees and keen nip of the air, during
the early morning hours, there is no evi
dence that winter is here. How odd it
seems, with not a flake of snow for hun
dreds of miles around, to read from the
daily pnpers, now four days old, abo.ut un
timely snows that have already fallen on
the Atlantic coast, nnd advices nre that
there have already been 'two heavy snow
falls in the central Western States, and
farmers in the corn belt have taken up nnd
been feeding tbeir cuttle for month past.
Grig iy, protecting game. By Buglles, pro
v.u.ng corporal punishment for wifo-beaters
pertaining to preliminary examinations pro
vidmg for burial and headstones for Union
soldiers and sailors. By Dodge, pertain- Mfifttillif of f.hft Kpvpntopntil Sna
mg to couuhes arbitrating indebtedness. OLVLnieenm BCS*
therefor restricting
criminal prosecutions in justice courts to cases
normittod by prosecuting attorneys. By Col
lins, encouraging anatomical science. By
Grigsby, repealing struck juries. Council
bills passed Attaching certain counties to
Hughes for judicial purposes, changing the
word mortgagee to mortgagor of soc
tion 610 of the Code of Civil Procednro,
Relating to Grand Forks university. Weyser
offered a resolution requesting the Attorney
Goneral's opinion regarding the Territory's
indemnity for school lauds divided into federal
statutes. Adjourned. The House resumed
business with not the slightest indication of
tho day beforo, the differences having been
peacefully and satisfactorily arranged since ad
journment Hobart got the chairmanship of
the railroad committee, Royer the insurance
and Berry the appropriation committee the
.chairman first appointed resigning to make the
places. Aikens iutmduoed a joint resolution
asking the Attorney-General's opinion regard
ing uio application of the Congressional
restraining act upon repeal or 'amend
ment to existing special acts. Bills
wore introduced: By Dodd, for the
extension of the time of paying 1880 taxes. By
Gilbert, relative to recitals'in Six lists and re
ceipts. By Fletcher regarding tho payment of
assistant clerks. By Patton, of Lawrence, to
reinstate certain sections of the general law
pertaining to loaning money, instead of chapter
81, special laws of 1871. By Burnham, for fill
ing vacancies in tho sheriff's office. By Dodd,
creating a lion on grain and other crops for
labor. By Greeno, to compensate tho owners
of certain cattle killed in Oliver County by the
To one unacquainted with this climate,
it must seem vt ry strange that North Da
kota yet awaits her first snowfall of the
season, and may have to wait until the
winter is far spiiit. That this part of the
.Territory is outside the snow belt lies in
the fact, as shown by the Signal Service
records, that storm paths during lute au
tumn and winter lie far south of the forty
.eightli parallel. Occasionally one, even
this early in tho season, strays up this
way, but (he air is so dry that but little
snow o.'in be squeezed out of it, Not unlit
the first days of Murch bring increased
heat and moisture, does the snow fall to
iinv depth. These facts have an important
influence in lenglhening the grazing sea
son, as exemplified by the scene before
me. I notice that Mouse River ranchmen
do not find it profitable to use sleighs—the
light snowfalls are too quickly cut away by
the "chinook" winds, which, with their
warm breath, blow for days at a time out
here during the winter months.
—The saloons of Lennox, Lincoln
County, are closed.
—The Ili^hmore artesian well has
reached a depth of 1,335 feet.
—The telephone exchange at Aberdeen
has over sixty instruments in operation as
a starter.
—The salary of the attorney of Minne
haha County has been cut down from
$1,200 to $700.
—No eastern mail was received at
town for three days, owing to a Minnesota
snow blockade.
—Territorial Superintendent Jones an
nounces that until further notice his office
will be at Bismarck.
—Win. Osmotherly, living near Water
town, was found frozen to death in a snow
drift near his claim.
—The capital of the First National Bank
of Fargo has been doubled, making it
$150,000 all paid up.
—The Western Union Telegraph Com
pany has placed its instruments in the Bis
marck Capital building.
—A woman's relief corps has been or
ganized at Mitchell under the auspices of
the Hansom Post 6. A. R.
—The sentiment on the license question
in Moody County will probably result in
fixing the license at $1,000.
—The commissioners of Grand Forks
County have decided iu favor of low liquor
licenses for the ensuing year.
—In a pillow belonging to Mrs. Durham,
who died at Hedfield last week, was found
$2,500 in bonds and currency.
—A Bulgarian band of forty-two pieces
will furnish music for a masquerade to be
given at Yankton in the near future.
—Judge Edgerton lectured last week at
Mitchell, giving his experience during the
Minnesota Indian troubles of 1862.
—Saw and planing mill men at Deed
wood are making heavy preparations for a
large increase of business in the spring.
—Capt. R. B. Mason died at Bismarck
on the 9th inst. cf heart disease. He was
well known along tho Missouri Volley by
the pioneers.
—Judge McConnel has appointed John
Christian, of Kandiotta, Clerk of the Cfiurt
of Sargent County to 6ncceed Judge Vail,
—The Fargo Board of Trade has a com
mittee out rustling for a first-class hotel
landlord with lots of money. The idea is
to build on elegant caravansary.
sicn of the Dakota
Legislature. ,V
A Stand-off between North and Sontlt
Dakota in tbe Orga»»
BISMARCK, Jan. 13, 1887.—The organization
of the l?th Legislative Assembly of Dakota in
now fully completed and the business of tho
session commenced. Upon the arrival of your
correspondent here on last Sunday, everything
was in a chaotic state, and all sorts of rumora
and predictions were afloat as to what elements
would control the organization of the Legisla
tures. There seemed to be numnrous elements
figuring for the supremacy, of which were
North Dakota, South Dakota!, Division, Anti
Division, Farmers' Alliauoe and those who
wero willing to take tht* offices re
gardless of any sentimental feeling or prin
ciples. Tho first and the lattor mentioned
factions finally struck hands and secured the
control of the Council, and tho Farmers' Alli
ance and tho Divisiomsts captured the House.
While a majority of the combination Bocur
ing control of tho Council are anti-Diviaionists,
the President selected, Mr. Mathews, is a
Divisionist, and will probably so record his
voto if anything should come up during tho
session requiring action upon this question.
Mr. Mathews makes an excellent presiding
officer, and is a fair and honorable man, and,
we understaud that in making the deal for hit*
election, he refused to pledge himself to any
particular legislation. If this is the case, the
apparent success of the Northern Dakota may
not "pan out" to their entire satisfaction, or as
they anticipated, aftor the Council gets down
to hard, honest work. While the successful
combination in the Council "skimmed the
crock/1 so to speak, in their appropriation
tho offices, they exhibited an unexpected gen
erosity in doling out a crust hero and tfeu* So
their vanquished foes.
Tho Speaker of the Houss, Mr. Cross*,
is a farmer and represents tho
farmers' element in thai body, al
though the division interest was a prominent
factor in securing hie election. He has alreajj
roven a surprise, to his friends even, In the
and able manner in which he pre
Vdes over the House. -The following are the
officers elected in each House:
President, G. A. Mathews, of Brookings.
Chief Clerk, T. A. Kingsbury, of Codding
Assistant Clerk, It E. Wallace, of Stutsman.
Enrolling Clerk, C. A. Starling, of Brown.
Engrossing Clerk, O. A Sonthmayd, of Bur
Bergeat-at-Arms, W. B. Troy, of Traill.
Assistant SergeanWat-ArmB, 8. & Hits man,
of Barnes.
Chaplain, Rev. Caleb Ben Ham, of Bismarck.
Clerk Judiciary Committee, H. E. Dewey, of
Speaker, Geo. C. Crosse, of Hyda
Chief Clerk, W. G. Eaken, of DuelL
First Assistant Clerk, J. G. Hamilton, of
Grand Forks.
Second Assistant Clerk, J. W. Crose, of
Sergeant-at-Arms, H. C. Roarpaugh, of
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, O N. Russell, of
Enrolling Clerk, O. R. Bullard, of Brown.
Assistant Enrolling Clerk, MiBa Clara 1
Kelley, of Sanborn.
Messenger, David Shield, of Moody.
Watchman, Flick, of Emmons.
Postmaster, H. E. Ward, of Stutsman.
Chaplain, W. F. Cook, of Burleigh.
Louis K. Church, the newly appointed Gov
ernor, arrived here on Monday with a party of
friends, consisting of Maj. Barrett and Gen.
Harris, of Aberdeen I* G. Johnson, of Ord
way, and N. T. Smith, of Huron. They are
domiciled at the Sheridan, and Gov. Church in
awaiting the arrival of his commission before
he assumes the duties of his office.
Gov. Pierce delivered his message to a joint
session of the two houses this afternoon in the
hall of the House, and the galleries and all the
space on the floor was crowded by interested
listeners. At the conclusion of Gov. Pierce'a
address, Gov. Church was introduced, who
made a few remarks, which were weU re
Considerable legislation is being mapped
out, a large majority of the members being
new hands at the business, and desiring to rise
to fame and prominence by ovolving a Dakota
statute from their brains. How many will
succeed in their aspirations is beyond the
prognosticating powers of your correspondent,
and may puzzle a Foster or a Wiggins, but,
nevertheless, they all propose to "introduce a
Councilman Cain, of Huron, is preparing a
memorial to Congress asking for the passage
of the inter-state commerce bill, which he will
introduce at an oarly day.
Bills creating the office of Public Examiner
and several other new offices will be among
the first introduced. By' resolution or
some other way, tho Capital Com
mission will be asked to submit a
repo.rt and make a full accounting of their
stewardship. It is the opinion of your correu
pondent that tho Capital will remain at Bis
marck, although bills may be introduced for
its removal before the session is over. A
member to-day suggested in our hearing that
tho Capital ought to be removed to Bismarck.
It is located a mile from the center of town,
and walking out there this blizzardy weather,
or paying 25 cents each way for hack fare is,
perhaps, what brought out tlfe suggestion.
The sessions of both houses will be very
shortforthe first two or three weeks. The
preparation of bills and the planning for their
passage will not require them to occupy their
seats in their respective houses. This busi
ness can be done in their rooms and hotel oor.
More next week. Yours, SPECIAL
Millet and the Court Ladies.
Since the court people misundf rstoot
him so entirely, Millet avoided seeing tbem
when he could but once he was caught.
Ono day an open carriage drove to the door
bringing four court ladies who wished to
see the studio. As it happened Millet him
self, in his sabots and blouse, answered
the bell.
"Is M. Millet in?" nsked a visitor.
Millet stepped outside onl then said:
"Can we see his studio?" inquired one of
the ladies.
"No," said the unrecognized artist and
he explained that M. Millet was a very pe
culiar man, who would be angry if t|he stu
dio were shown. But as the liv.lies insist
ed and entered the yard, he said that he
would admit them if they prom sed to
tell no one of their visit. They en
tered, looked everywhere, npset half tbe
things in the studio, and, on leaving, put a
gold piece into Millet's hand, taking him
for a servant. Afterward, when he was
publicly honored with the inlc of Cheval
ier of the Legion of Houor one of these la
dies recognized him. Millet simply said:
"Years ago your gold pieoe would hava
been a godsend to me."—St. Nicholas.
A Funny Tale of Revenge.
A Wisconsin farmer revenged himself on
his neighbor by throwing ten pounds of
Epsom salts into his well. As soon as the
water began to taste the report went out
that it was a mineral well, and a dozen
people rushed to buy the farm.—Detroit
Fret Preaa.
He Used the Other Kind.
"1 use stronger glasses than you do,"
•aid a young man to a near-sighted friend.
"How's that? I didn't know-- v»u wero
"Ot, I'm not I use mine tfinnei.*
—Th* Ramble*.
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