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Firing From American Side
International Line Is
Insurrectos March. Ammunition
For Targets. Insurrection
May End
Calexico, Cal., March 17.—The Mex
ican insurrection has Anally extended
to the American border and further
developments are likely to result.
Fir|ing from the American side cf
the international line, Mexican cus
toms officials at Ilgodones sent a vol
ley Into the insurrectos, the latter
replying by firing across the line into
the American town of Andrade. No
one was wounded so far as is known.
It is believed by many that the insur
rection will soon be terminated.
Must Cease Smuggling.
El Paso, Tex., March 17.—In sub
stance an order received by federal
officers here is to the effect that
smuggling of arms and ammunition
across the Mexican frontier from El
Paso must cease. The order is sup
posed to have emanated from Wash
ington on the representation of the
Mexican government that El Paso has
been the chief point from which help
has been sent to the Insurrectos and
the place in which the revolution has
been planned and fostered.
The assertion of Minister Liman
tour 'that hereafter Americans caught
fighting with the insurgents will not
be shown any special mercy has
Insurrectos on March.
El Paso, Texas, March 17.—Interest
In Mexican insurecto activity yester
day centered in the district of Juarez.
Actuated by a report that within
the next three weeks the Diaz govern
ment plans to open up the railroads
to the city of Chihuahua, and to Insti
tute an aggressive campaign not only
about the towns but in, the country,
Madero's force of 1,000 Insurrectos has
begun a 150-mile march from Casas
Grandes toward Juarez.
Ammunition for Targets.
San Antonio, Texas, March 17.—The
arrival of the ninth cavalry and the
fourth artillery will make possible
the formation of an army division un
der General Carter. A large amount
of a munition also is due here within
a few days. General Carter swept
away Intimations that the amunitlon
was intended for use in intervening
in Mexico with the statement that it
will be used for target practice. The
three-inch field pieces also will indulge
in target shooting, the range at Leon
Springs, twenty miles from here,be
ing used.
Opportunity for City
to Secure Hospital
l&b-t-Asbto lot upon which the Salvation
Army people will erect a building
AO by SO or 85 feet, four stories and
'basement The two upper floors to
?Si|be thoroly equipped for hospital pur-.
Exposes. The second floor would con
"'^igtain the officers' quarters xf the Sal
vation Army in the rear, and offices
for two doctors in the front. The
^assembly room of the Army is to be
located on the first floor while the
bajSjKO^pt, which will be ,built, tow.
feet above the ground to permit of
windows, will be thoroughly equip*
ped for associated charities, or relief
wtork as it is called in the Army. The
superintendent, assistant superinten
dent and business manager are to oo
cupythis floor.
Mr. Thonnes stated' that in case
the city decided to supply the lot the
Solvation Army people would begin
at once the construction of the new
hospital building and rush it to com
pletion as rapidly as possible. Selec
tions of lots for the purpose have al
ready been made by Mr, Thonnes aiid
his associate which would be desir
able for their purposes. Mr. Thonnes
will be in the city until next week.
At Witchita, Kansas, the Salvation
Army have a building 74 by 100 feet,
six stories where they have one of the
most modern public hospitals in the
country. At Aberdeen they recently
dedicated a new building, and, al
though it is not utilized at. the pre
sent time as a hospital proper it is
in charge of the officers for relief, or
associated charities work.
Wholesale House May
be Built this Year
With the approach of spring, signs
of renewed activity in the building
trades is apparent on all sides. Ex
cavations are being rushed for foun
dations of buildings to be construct
ed at an early date, while plans are
being made for others contemplated
this year. Painters and paper hang
ers are already getting busy.
Among the large structures which
are likely to assume proportions in
this city is a large wholesale hou&e.
A large wholesale firm from another
city contemplates locating here and
one of the local representative busi
ness men has proposed to construct
a building |^r, the purpose which will
represent a floor space of 15,000 feet.
The building is to be 50 by 150 feet
three stories high,
caused consternation here. Fifteen
""fettericaus eaplfci'ed-at Gnaas Grindcs- -the new garage Sf the
are still in jail in that place according
to report. The Mexican authorities
say that it Is improbable that they will
be shot as bandits.
Wolf Auto Co. to be erected by Henry
Wolf on Second street S. E., will pro
bably be asked' this week. Work will
likely commence about April 1. The
new structure will be 50 by 100 feet
two stories and a basement The
first floor and basement will be util
ized by the Wolf Auto Co. and the
second floor will be cut up into flats.
It is likely that operations will, be
gin on the construction of the new
residence of Herman Sperling about
April 1. He will build an up to date
residence, modern in all its appoint
It is rumored that Otto Rau will
build on his lot adjacent to the
Christian Science church this sea
son. The prqposed structure is to be
50 by 100 feet two stories.
Excavations are being made for. the
New Riley apartment house which
will be the most modern building for
that purpose in the city.
The bouse formerly located on the
Tot which is to be occupied by the
Wolf Auto Co.'s garage and which
was occupied by Mrs. Barrett, was
removed this week to lot 11, block
14, Brock's addition near the Gar
field school on the east
B. A. Thonnes of Mlneapolis, pro
moter for the Salvation Army, is in
the city in the interest of a hospital
for this place. He appeared before! department had made good progress
the city council Monday evening and
defined his plans to that body, but no
action was taken in the matter. Mr.
Thonnes detailed his plans to a repre
sentative of this paper as to 'how
this place may secure a public hos
The city is asked to furnish a suit-
Fire Destroys Fine
Residence Dr. Jones
Dr. Jones fine residence on the
north side is practically a total loss
as the result of a fire which occurred
in the building Monday afternoon.
Most of the contents were saved.
The flames were fanned by a strong
wind and before the arrival of the fire
in consuming the structure. The ori
gin of the fire is unknown, but is be
lieved to have originated iti the chim
ney in the attic between the ceiling
and' the roof where the flames were
first discovered.
Dr. and Mrs. Jones, both of whom
were seriously ill and in bed at the
time were removed to a nearby resi
dence. They are reported to have
been no worse from the excitement
attendant on the occasion.
The doctor has decided to rebuild.
P. h. Brown of Garner* la., otte of
the salesmen for a Cleveland refinery,
.has,: accepted South Dakota territory
and will make his home in Watertown.
For Sale—A young bull calf for
$2.00. A G. Ellis, 411 8th St 8. goods.
Is Nipped From Officer's Room
In Broad Daylight Saturday
Displayed By John Yodloski. ^Wfll
Need No Overcoat For
,, Tlurty Daiys
Nipping Chief of Police John: Kee
gan's overcoat while that official sat
in an adjacent room may appear as
quite a joke on the officer, but not so
with one John Judloski, a violin Re
pairer of Willow Lakes, who ts serv
ing a twenty days' term in jail for
the offense. The coat was taken Sat
urday afternoon while the Chief had
stepped into the municipal court
.judged office for a few minutes and
had left his office door open for, a
few minutes in order that he might
hear the telephone in case it shoiild
Even the chief was at first-inclined
to treat the matter as a joke when Tie
stepped into the office to procure bis
overcoat, for the stiff zephyrs were
being wafted across the' country at
the time, and, having recently recov
ered from a long siege of ilness the
officer was loath to embrace the
breeze without'the protection of an
outside coat.
But when the actual situation had
dawned upon the Chief, Oh, mamma,
it was a case in which, had he met
the gentleman garbed in his coat, pa
tience would certainly have ceased to
be a virtue.
Officer Opheim appearing upon the
scene and being appraised of the
facts-'-wafi'SOoii W'Tli^Hun?
was not tong before the keen insight
of this vigilant officer had his man
wearing the Chief's coat in tow for-a
cell in the tombs.
When arrested Jodliskl treated the
whole affair in a nonchalant manner.
He had removed the billy which was
in the overcoat to' £is hip pocket and
all that was acking to bring out a
pseudo chief police of Watertown
was the star which visually adorns the
chief's coat, but in this case happened
to be attached to another coat.
When brouglit before Judge Myers
the prisoner was at first inclined ti
treat the matter as a joke, until the
words "20 days," rang out clearly
from the court. He said that he had
been drinking and that, as' it was a
cold day, "he only intended to wear
the coat tor a few hours and return
it. "I no meant to stel your over
coat," said he to Chief Keegan, who
made the complaint against htm. It
Is the first instance where anything
has been taken from the office of the
chief of police.
Cool, unadulterated nerve is to bo
admired In case it is directed in the
right channel. Jodloskl certainly had
bis nerve with him on this occasion
for he not only opened the door and
spoke to the chief while in the
ipal court room, but afterwards went
Into the Chief's ofllce and conversed
with others, all the time wearing the
officer's coat.
There might have been some exten
uating circumstances in connection
with Jodllskl's case had he been con
tented to leave intact the attachments
about the cell in which he was placed.
But when the officers called at his
temporary abode they discovered that
an effort had been made to break
Jail and that a strong bar had been
been broken and the lock dismantled
to such an extent that it becamo
necesBiry to cut the latch.
In all probability Mr. .Todliski will
shun anything that has the semblance
of an officer's wearing apparel in the
future. sfc-T
A gents' furnishing store is to be
opened at 106 Oak street N., by A.
W. Self of Sioux City, la. Mr. Seff has
already commenced moving goods in
to the place and will soon be opened
and doing business.
The Hub'trill be the name of the
new store which will carry a fine line
Cjise People To Give Demonstration
.... Of Their Road Machine
Great Northern Objects to Building
Sidewalk Says Its Rep* Wg,
'''The road roller question was again
in evidence at the m'eeting of the city
council Monday evening. The Case
company is ready to demonstrate its
machine upon the streets of "Water
town and in a letter from S. Ad
dison addressed to the council he stat
ed that he was ready at any time to,
demonstrate his steam roller provided
the members of the council would de
signate the street and put up the dirt.
The street and alley committee will
take the matter under advisement and
In all probability a stretch of terri
tory on Kemp avenue east, will be al
lotted for trial of the machine at an
early date. If, as has been suggested,
the city and town should co-operate
in the expense of the machine a de
cided benefit woud doubtless be the
result to both sections of this coun
try. The result Of tue demonstra
tion will be watched with interest by
both Watereown citizens and the ru
ral element.
For Public Hospital.
B. A. Thones of Minneapolis was
present and called the attention of
the members to a proposition of the
Salvation' Army in regard to the es
tablishment of a hospital In this
place provided the city would donate
a lot for the building. No action
Regarding an alleged mistake"'Mi
the survey at the premises of Charles
Boyce on the north side who present
ed claims for damages by reason cf
his having planted trees and complet
ed cement work all of which would
be required to be removed according
to the new survey, a committee will
investigate the matter.
Gets His $200.
The suit of Gunder Shold again3t
the city was taken up and it was
thought best to pay the judgment of
Mr. Shold's suit resulted from dam
ages claimed by closing up Plum St.
which cut off the access to his pro
perty from one side and caused it
to depreciate in value. Ho sued for
Retrenchment Apparent.
Retrenchment, which has been the
password of the railroads of the
country since the decision regarding
freight rates and which has apparent
ly been passed along to tlfe Great
Northern offices in Watertown was
apparent when G. H. Windsor and J.
W. McKinnon, representatives of iUe
road, appeared before the city council
at its last session and protruded their
indigent arguments regarding the de
mands of the city fathers that the
railroad company go ahead and con
struct a cement sidewalk adjacent
their property in compliance with the
city ordinance in such cases, on the
same principled as other property
owners in the place are expected and
who do not hesitate to do it.
It is the general impression after
listening to Alderman Luck's remarks
regarding the matter that 'there is
enough grit to supply the foundation
for the construction of the sidewalk
in question in the council, provided
the railroad does not comply with
the demand 6f the august body of
the city of Watertown.
The damage case of John Hanten
was referred to a committee wi^h
full power to act. Mr. Hanten wants
damages becaase a waterway is not
sustained by. the city and causes his
lot to become flooded.
Ordinance Brought Up.
Ordinance 237 was passed to its
second and third reading. .sSLf
This ordinance /provides for city
inspector to inspect wiring, plumbing,
installation of gas, and for the testing
of all meters.
$ast from Maple
its first reading.
Ordinance 287 proVldlng^br
cation of the alley in block"'3, Mar
tin's- railway addition, passed its first
Ordinance 236, introduced by Alder-:
man Fahnestock,:by request, provid
ing for the correction of t£e ordinance
for a sewer in Ways addition in which
the W, D. Sloan property was not pro
perly asseated.passed its first reading.
Ordinance 238, introduced by Alder
man Luck providing for the sprink
ling.of certain streets and alleys
passed its first reading.
It was decided to punish. offenders
wfoo failed to take out building per
mits by:enforcing the.law-which caw
rles a fine of $10.
Entertainment by
Ordinance 225 introduced by Alder
man Bawley providing for special as-
sessment for a seyrer on,Kemp avenue Tele^i
W I IS IS iif
-Cropping 1,700 acres is no small
trick, but that is what Jacob Kltz will
do this year on his large farm hold
ings four miles north of town. And
this acreage does-not include all of
Mr. Ritz' real eBtate holdings in this
section of the state, such as large
tracts held for pastures and meadows.
To crop 1,700 acres requires a small
company of men and many teams of
horses. Fourteen horses are employ
ed In 'dragging and seeding. A re
serve of_ll horses, including a few
cOlto, on the farm are held in case
of an emergency. A drag 26 feet in
width is used to prepare the soil.
From 35 to 40 acres are seeded each
Mr. Ritz will begin seeding the lat
ter part of March or the first of April
and will finish in May. One man is
employed during the season in clean
ing the seed. Mr. Ritz does not ap
prove of draging when the ground is
dry, as the winds Remove much of the
top soil, but would put the drag on
wlhon the soil is damp.
He was a native of Germany,-but
has been in this country about 2i
years, coming here when the country
was in a-crude state. He visited the
fatherland last winter.'
•While Fred Comnlck was driving a
horse Saturday the animal stumbled,
throwing the driver out of the vehicle.
In landing on the ground he struck
some sharp substance, causing a se
vere cul on the knee cap or his left
leg. Ke was -otherwise considerably
shaken up by the fall, surgical atten
tion was rendered and, though, he is
doing as well as could be expected,
he will be- confined to the house for
several days. .,
Philomathean Society
Following the opening of the meet
ing by Chairman LawreriSe O'Toole
and roll call and reading of the min
utes of the last meeting, the Philo
mathean society of the Watertown
high school rendered the following
selections Friday afternoon:
Piano duet—Misses Jenny and Ag
nes Nicholson. t* ,*• "W,
Piano solo—Ruth Moiganv- r-
Review of play, "Blue Bird,"
Madge Banks.
Reading—Estelle Bartlett
Violin solo—-"Flowers and Ferns]
Clifford Bates,
Discussion—"Resolved, -that the
government should own and control
the railroads." Affirmative, Law
rence O'Toole negative, Raymond
Piano duet—Nellie Rowe and Rho
da Fahnestoek. W
Monologue—Lloyd Horswill. V4
Original story—Russie Wiley.
Two selections were given by" the
glee club following the work- of the
critic. Ttfiss Bigelow.
Jacob RitztCr
1,700 Acres this Year
Three new members were initiated
into the Royal Neighbors, the ladies'
auxiliary of the Woodmen, at the
meeting of the lodge Wednesday even
ing. Lodge work was followed by a
supper attended by the ladies and
thalr husbands and other gentlemen
members of the order. Music and
other diversions rounded Out the eve
ning's pleasures.
S»Eastwood Failr T»
Bat The Governor Was
To Sidetrack The Ambi^:
Of This Woman
There is nothing, more cpmmend
able than being, ambitious and theref
are doubtless few people \?}u are:'
acquainted with Sis Baatwood
would for a moment make the
impeachment that the erstwhile edi
tor has no ambitions of her own."
recent events over at Pleire wou£
tend to strengthen such 'a^cotavlcSff
tion in the minds of the popUtacei»?S
The torsades of th? worn an for go? 4s.
ing it alone and free from any hand^
cap of the harmonizing Influences of'flg
associates is strongly apparent from#
recent occurrences over at the "stat&3l
Charley Day of the Sioux Falls A|^|?
Bus-Leader'very nicely and succinct!^
sizes up the situation in which Sis wfljyig
apparently the would-be spoke-in th^S
wheel. He says: if
"It was resolved by the three tail?*5
ors in Threadneedle street in London
that? "the people of Elngland. choUld itev
rule.' This was followed by the mf
animous adoption of the resolution^
'ReBolved that we are the
For two hundred years, people
laughed at it, because, in a Itye,
takes the measure of so. much tbat
parades in the habit of reform.
''The legislature of South Dakfl^/w.i
has just had an experience wM..
fs-y- something similar, tut ha4 the
tense to step on the selfish plan of an £..|
promote the welfare of thS1 ^stat©-^.
with an appropriation attached. rpfil
"At the present time, we have ite|
South Dakota a woman's board o||||
three, appointed by the governor, who)
visit the state penal and charitable In
stitutions, inspect methods in vogu£,
especially with regard to the physical
and moral welfare of the inmates,and
make to die proper officials such re
ports as they see fit. Mrs. Lydte.
Eastwood, formerly the editor of ®|s:.
Watertown Herald, is one of the three
members of the board. It iB repoi^oA^
that the board is not in harmony with?
Mrs. Eastwood and that when
makes her vlBits, she goes alonet
"About the time Aat the legislature
met, a company of women called on.,
the governor, this member of the wo*
man's board being among them. The,
spokeswoman said to the governor.,
that Mrs. Eastwood had preared a bill!
reducing the number of members on
the board from three to one and that
would the governor kindly appoint
Mrs, Eastwood, as that
bill passed
"The governor's reply is not record
ed, nor is it necessary to the present
"This was followed by the introduc-
tion of the Eastwood bill. It is house
bill No. 314 and was Introduced by
Mr. Norbeck by request. The bl}l pro
vides that the woman's board shall
be reduced to one member, that that
member shall have complete powers.
of Investigation, that
may visit
any state institution at any time and
stay there as long as she likes, that
the Btate shall pay ail of her expenses
and a salary of $1,500 a- year besides/
and that an "emergency" exists antf
that the bill shall go Into force and
effect right away quick, so that the
governor could appoint Mrs.EastWood
and the salary promptly
..begin tojjsJJi:
"Of c&iirae the bill wai id!led,"and
this enterprising woman will not be
able to settle down into a comfort
able berth at the expense of the two
other members of the board. Just
what the governor will do, we can not
guess, but a good many men would
overlook her claims to reappointment
when her term of office shall expire—•
primarily because she has. shown her
connection with the work is not la the
proper spirit, and also because such a
board should be able to work in har-.
mony. 'Only so can good results foK
low. Meanwhile this side light. on
the ways of the reform folk is most

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