The Wahpeton Times
Formerly Red River Pree Press, Established 1879
OFFICIAL PAPER OF RICHLAND COUNTY
BY GEO. P. GARRED
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The Columns of
ITenry G. Yen nor, the Canadian
"weather prophet, died at his home
in Montreal Sunday morning last.
Mr. Yennor was educated in the
city of his nativity and death, grad
uating from McGill university, hav
ing taken a two year's course in
civil engineering and two courses in
The indictment case of Governor
Ordway came up before the United
States district court at Yankton the
latter part of last week, and was
quashed, on the ground that the
grand jury had no jurisdiction in
the premises. C. K. Davis of St.
Paul made the argument, and it was
readily conceded by the court. How
ever, there seemed to be lots of abil
ity on behalf of the governor present
which was scarcely called into ac
tion, further than that of Mr. Davis.
The first number of the Sunday
Morning Iiroadaxe.Pargo, has reach
ed our table. It is a six column
folio, all at home print and makes a
good appearance, being published
from thelateDem.ocrat Broadaxe out
fit. It contains a large amount of well
selected general news and good
Democratic literature. It would
seem that one paper of this political
creed ought to live in Xorth Dakota,
providing it is well pushed. "We
wish the enterprise success. S. J.
Small is the manager.
The other day the Pioneer Press
published a lengthy editorial pre
tending to believe that the nomina
tion of Blaine instead of Arthur
established a precedent that no re
publican president would in the
future be nominated for a second
term. We place no importance on
any such talk. The Pioneer Press
had been an Arthur man, just as
the much vaunted Sabin was an
Arthur man, and of course it felt
disappointed when it found that the
people succeeded instead of the
Arthur administration. Mr. Blaine
will be elected, and if he gives the
people the right sort of an adminis
tration, and there is every reason to
believe that he will, he Avill be re
nominated and re-elected—he is the
very man that can do it. Arthur
has no standing with the people.
In the lirst place he has but little
ability, and in the second place he
cowardly compromised what little
he did have by-fighting President
Garfield when occupying the vice
presidency up to the very hour the
president was shot. It may b$ true
that Arthur has made no bad breaks,
and it is equally true that he has
not made any good strokes, done
nothing whereby he may tie remem
bered, unless it was in standing
idly, by And seeing the star route
thieves escape punishment. The
country would have heard from
President Garfield on this and other
questions had he lived. Arthur,
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are open to all who
desire a candid discussion of questions of inter
est to the people of Richland county, but of
course we do not hold ourselves responsible for
a correspondent's opinions.
Let tlie journalist defend the doctrine of the
party which be approves, let him criticise and
condem the parly which lit does not approve, re
serving always his right to applaud his oil
ponents or censure his fiiends, as the truth may
require, and he will lie independent enough for a
FRIDAY,^! XE 20,1884.
Telegraphic information is to the
effect that crops in the vicinity of
Bismarck are the best ever known
in that section of Dakoto.
The Dakota Index, a sixteen page
pamphlet, published monthly at
Aberdeen, this territory, by E. S.
Thompson, has made its appearance
at our desk. It seems to be a pub
lication intended for general inter
est. It lias our best wishes.
There was a ten hour race at the
roller rink in St. Paul last week,
wherein Harry ltichard Toomev,
a thirteen-year-old lad took the
prize, having made 93 miles 19 laps.
It is said that this is the best time
on record. There were six con
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like Grant, has been in tbe hands of
his friends." Blaine will stir the
animals up and that is why some of
them howl, notably the New York
Times, Harper's Weekly, Springfield
Republican an a few others. But
then let the kickers howl. A man
is a mighty poor republican that
cannot vote for Blaine, and yet
would vote for Arthur.
The Question of Investigation.
Last week Chas. Damerel through
The Mercury and Gazette, found
fault with TUB TIMES, as in its offi
cial capacity the proceedings of the
county commissioners had not suited
him, intimating that the paper had
not only been derelict in duty but
partly accountable for what really
appeared as proceedings of the board.
Now all this is wrong, we print the
proceedings as soon as we get them,
and in fact the last was the only
publication that had been at all de
layed during the present administra
tion and besides these facts, we
print them precisely as they are
Further, we do not share with
Mr. Damerel in the idea that there
is need of a general overhauling of
the county records by experts, put
ting the county to two or three
thousand dollars expense at the least.
We regard the board of county com
missioners competent and honest
men,as do we also regard the auditor
competent and honest, and know for
a fact that since the day the latter
entered tbe office, has been working
faithfully at the duties therein, mak
ing such statements from time to
time as tlie law requires, and will
make another in July which may be
of interest not only to the public,
but to Mr. Damerel, as well. We
know that the board of commission
ers and auditor work together as
they should in official business, and
when they put their signatures to
business transactions we are satis
fied to abide by what they do, for
they are men of dicision and char
acter in everything else—and their
work shows that they are also such
in their official capacity. Now the
books and records are open to all,
and if Mr. Damerel or any other
man will inspect them sufficiently
to establish anything wrong, it will
be time enough to call for an outlay
of say $3000 to overhaul the same.
Besides these facts, as we have said,
the auditor is doing this work as
fast as possible. At least lie is going
back several years, and we have
every reason to believe is establish
ing bis books on correct and tenable
grounds. And we give the public
our word for it, that if we did not
thus think and believe we would
not thus go on record. Depend on
To the Editor of
Abercrombie, Dak., June 10.
Mr. and Mrs. Judge Dow from
Wahpeton, D. T., paid Mr. and
Mrs. II. J. Clark a flying visit on
Sunday last. Mrs. Clark is a sister
of Mrs. Dow.
J. A. Lamb, Agent for the Jewell
Nursery Company of Lake City,
Minnesota, was in Abercrombie last
week, and many of. our farmers in
vested quite largely.
Mr. Dennis Duncan, living just
south west of this place, made final
entry on his land yesterday the 9th
inst., taking D. J. Clark and C. Les
singer for liis witnesses.
Mrs. C. H. Stausbury, formerly of
this place, but now residing at
Devil's Lake, has been visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barney
Hackett, at Rochester, Minn., and
while there was taken sick with
dumb ague. When last heard from
she was much better and the doctor
thought she could return home in a
week or two.
Hans P. Myron, town assessor for
Abercrombie, gave us a call the lat
ler part of last week. Mr. M. seems
to be the right man in the right
place. Farmers thought their taxes
very high last year in comparison
with the valuation of their property
and many kicked and had their eyes
open this year and ready for busi
Mr. L. Boudiette and wife, accom
panied by an uncle from southern
Minnesota, passed through Aber
crombie, and thence to their farm
on the Wild Rice for the purpose of
showing the latter gentleman their
farm at that place. The old gentle'
man thinks Mr. B. has a very pretty
place and that he is well paid for his
visit. He thinks tbe Red River
Valley is a fine wheat growing
Your correspondent reported some
time ago that Mr. G. Chamberlain,
who on account of poor health left
here for Montana, had so far recov
ered his usual health that he was
about to return to home and friends
since that writing numerous other
and startling reports have reached
us, one being that Mr. Chamberlain
was dead. This, however proved to
be false, and the latest news receiv
ed from good authority is that after
our first writing. He was taken a
little worse, and his family, fearing
it would be his last sickness, have
taken him to his old home in Wis.
consin where he is much worse and
his death is daily expected. He is
suffering from consumption.
The work on the Fargo Southern
depot at this place is to be com
menced to-day, several car loads of
lamber being on the ground and
ready for use about 100 men have
picHed their cents and are laying a
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side walk about 1 mile north west
from the old fort building on a part
of the farm belonging to J. Hutchin
son through which the Fargo South
ern runs the graders, track layers
and surface men are pushing the
work steadily and surely on. The
town site has not been surveyed yet
although general mercantile men,
saloon keepers, &c„ are anxiously
waiting with their lumber already
to erect buildings to carry on their
respective businesses. I had almost
forgot to say that a young attorney
has already arrived and taken rooms
at J. Hutchinson's with library and
other necessary articles which com
prise a law office, preparatory to
make a start in our new town, and
to take the spare change of our
people at the expense of somebody's
black eye. Q.
B. C. Berg, the wood dealer, has
just received a lot of tamarac wood.
This is the only lot in town, he
The jolly good six are making pre
parations for a Fourth of July dance
at the opera house. It is to be done
up in good shape.
At Wahpeton, June 17th, 1881, at the CaMiolic
church, John HotTmaa and Miss Annie Tryba, all
of this county.
John Iloifman is one of the most
substantial young man and thorough
farmers in the county, and his bride
is a daughter of Nicholas Tryba. an
old settler and leading farmer of the
county, well and favorably known.
Tuesday evening a large party of
young folks gathered at the residence
of the bride's parents and celebrated
the occasion in a most hearty and
old time manner. Mr. Hoffman's
farm is near the "loan tree", south
west where lie and his have taken
up their abode. THE TIMES joins
the many friends of the young
folks in wishing them long and
At Wahpeton, 15th instant Reinn, only daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Toussaint, aged nine
months, of diarrhoea.
The little girl had been ailing for
some time, but was taken off quite
suddenly, as above. The funeral
occurred at the residence of Ilenry
Miller, Rev. Mr. Barnes officiating,
and the remains were laid away in
the Breckenridge cemetery, Monday
At Breckenridge, isth instant, Hugh Robinson,
of congestion of the brain or snn stroke, accA
Mr. Robinson came to Brecken
ridge three or four years ago, and
was the principal in the blacksmith's
department of the round house, a
Signed, sealed and delivered.
splendid workman and most worthy
citizen. About two weeks ago
worked Jn his garden, suddenly
went into his dwelling and sat down
on the ilde of his bed ill, unable to
speak. His wife soon came to his
assistance when he laid down, and
never spoke from that time to the
time of his death two weeks later,
but he was thought to be conscious
of what took place about him. Of
course all the medical assistance pos
sible was secured, but to no purpose,
the profession disagreeing as to the
singular stroke, some thinking it
sun stroke while others thought it
congestion of the brain,—perhaps it
was both, brought on partially from
the effcets of drinking ice water
when being warm and working in
the sun. However, he was not an
overly robust man. We not long
ago published the fact that Mr. R.
had invented a piece of machinery
to draw railroad spikes from ties
without bending the same. And
now learn that the Manitoba road
had offered him ten thousand dollars
for the patent, but he wanted thirty
thousand dollars. He had other
patents,and was considered a genius.
The funeral occurred from the resi
dence, under the auspices of the
Masons, Rev. Mr. Troy officiating,
and the remains were buried in the
Breckenridge cemetery. The family
has the deepest sympathy of a large
circle of friend?.
Dance to Baskets Only.
Fairmount, D. T., June 16.
To the Editor of The Times:
The Fairmount correspondent of
the Argus stated that there would
be a celebration on the 4th of July
and that there would be dancing and
a free dinner to all. We desire to
make this correction: There will
positively be no dancing, and while
the dinner will be free and a general
invitation is extended, it is expected
that every one will bring a basket of
eatables, as this is the manner in
which tbe dinner is made up.
Certificate of Incorporation
THE JEWELL NURSERY CO.
©toiiftj, THAT the within named and undersigned persons,
UNDERWOOD, S. M. EMERY, nnd J. COLE DOUGHTY, of the city of Lake City, have associated
themselves, and by these presents do hereby associate themselves for the purpose of becom
ing nnd being incorporated under and pursuant to the provisions of chapter thirty-four (84) of
tho general statutes of the State of Minnesota, and hare assumed and do hereby assume the
THE JEWELL NURSERY CO,
The nut ore of its. bnsineBs shall be, the propagation, the baying and selling of nursery
stock, and of carrying on a general nursery business, the breeding, the rearing, the buying and
selling of pure bred Holstein and Grade cattle. The power to buy, sell, rent, lease, hold, and
convey real estate.
The principal place of business of said corporation shall be Lake City, Wabasha county,
Minnesota, and a branch place of business located in township one hundred twenty-nine (129)
range fifty-two (52), Richland county, Dakota.
The time of commencement of said corporation shall be March 15,1881, and the same shall
terminate March 15, 1914.
The.amount of capital stock is one hundred thousand dollars, and is divided into, two
thousand shares of fifty dollars each, of which J. M. Underwood has paid and is entitled to six
hundred and sixty-seven (067) Bhares. B. M. Emery has paid and is entitled to six hundred
and sixty-seven (667) shares and J. Cole Doughty has paid and is entitled to six hundred and
sixty-six (666) shares.
The highest amount of indebtedness or liability to be incurred by the said The Jewell
Nursery Co.," is limited to twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000).
The management of the business of the said The Jewell Nursery Co." shall be vested in
aBoard of Directors consisting of three persons, who shall be the President, Secretary, aid
Treasurer thereof, and who shall hold their offices for the term of one year, or until their suc
cessors are elected. The first Board of Directors and officers shall be J. M. Underwood, Presi
dent, S. M. Emery, Secretary, and J. Cole Doughty, Treasurer. The date of said election «*n»U
be March 15,1881, and each ensuing election shall be hold the second Monday in March of each
ADELBEBT WELLS. S. M. EMEHY. [SEAL.]
M. C. RUSSELL. J. COLE DOUGHTY, [SEAL.]
On the 27th day of February, 1881, before me personally appeared J. M. Underwood, 8. M.
Emery and J. Cole Doughty, to me known to be the same persons described in and who exe
cuted the foregoing instrument and each for himself acknowledged that he executed the
same as his own free act and deed. ADELBEBT WELLS,
CHEESE, Evaporated APPLES,
COFFEE, DRIED APPLES,
All Kinds of Nats and Confectionery,
By order of the
The Fargo Argus says "the
twaddle of the territories had its ef
fect upon the republican convention
which incorporated a plank to the
effect that presidential appointees
should be taken from residents there
of." This is the first objection we
have noticed to that plank from any
source and confess that we are sur
prised to find it not only in a paper
of the territory but one so thoroughly
Dakotan as the Argus. It is a spirit
peculiarly American, that lias come
SPICES, Evaporated PEACHES,
CIDER, Evnpoarted APRICOTS,
VINEGAR, Evaporated PRUNELLS,
CURTIS & CO.
Over W. A. Seoly & Co's Ware Roomi, Wahpeton, Dakota.
Photographing in all Styles, and Enlarging in Water, Ink & Crayon.
Work Warranted. Give Jlfe a Call.
D. M. Rosencrants, Artist.
down from the fathers before the
revolution, to object to having rulers
sent from outoide our boundaries to
govern us and it Is a spirit rather
to be encouraged than rebuked. The
Argus further says "it is a puerile
proposition unworthy the advocacy
of broad statementship." It is the
only way to head off the "innumer
able caravan" of political mendi
cants in the east who fasten them
selves like barnacles upon the admi
nistration waiting for something to
turn up that will give them good
pay for poor service. Carpet bag
officers are odious to any people of
self respect and rightfully so. There
may have been a time when it was
in the interest of good government
to provide territorial officers from
among experienced men in the
states, but that time is passed and
out of keeping with this age of
American progress. The territories
are no# mainly settled by men of
experience from the states who have
abundant ability for any territorial
office from governor down. We
appVehend it was not the "twaddle"
of the territories that secured the
incorporation of this plank in the
platform but the long deferred re
cognition of a principle of right and
justice born and bred in the bone of
every true American citizen. The
people of Dakota would kick against
the appointment of James G. Blaine
as governor, not because of any dis
respect for him but from respect for
themselves, IDaily (Jamestown)
Wahpeton, D. T., June 10th, 1884.
Board of Trustees for the town
of Wahpeton met this day. Members
present: M. Schott, A. Miksche,
F. C. Giddings. On motion of M.
Schott, P. C. Giddings was appointed
president pro tem.
Motion was made that the bill of
J. R. Mears for $75 for service as
Town Marshall and street commis
sioner from May 7th to June 7th
1884, be paid, seconded and carried.
On motion, meeting adjourned un
til next regular meeting, June 24th,
1884 at 4 p. m.
CHAS. It. LGOMIS,
The Port Emma Times is inclined
to make fun of the road the farmers
are trying to build in Sargent
county. It says: "Lost, strayed or
stolen.—The Ellendale end of the
Dakota Midland railroad. Any in
formation in regard to the actual
whereabouts of this valuable prop
erty will be gratefully received at
this office. Is supposed to have
strayed off into Sargent county,
where a rescue party is said to be
measuring breaking for the grangers
of that section."
ARE YOU MADE miserable by Indigestion,
Constipation, Dizziness, Loss of Appetite, Yel
low Skin? Sliiloh's Vitalizer is a postive cure
Sold by Henry Miller. April 18 2
Land office at Fargi
Notice is hereb
D. T., May 1st, 1884.
Iven that the following
named settler has filed notice of his intention to
make final proof in support of his claim and
secure Una! entry thereof on tlie 20th day of
June, 1884, viz:
Engebret Berg, HE No 9701 for the south
east quarter of Sec. 20. Tp. 185 n, R. 49 w, and
names the following as his witnesses, viz: Peter
Larson, Iver Skare, Anton Anderson. Octave
Dubois, all of Colfax, Richland county,
n5 HORACE AUSTIN, Register.
T. E. OLSGARD, Attorney. Fargo, D. T.
Default has been made in the conditions of a
certain mortgage executed and delivered by
HenryS Sack mortgagor, to George Sufl'el
mortgagee, dated the Slid day of May, A. D.
eighteen hundred and eighty, and recorded
as a mortgage in the office of the register of deeds
of the county, of Richland in the territory, ot
Dakota on the 13th day of July, A. D. 1880, at
7 o'clock a.m. in book "B" of mortgages on
paees336 837 888
tc 839 on which there is" claimed
to bedue at the date of this notice, the amount of
fifty-seven hundred and seven and 20-100
dollars, and no action or proceeding lias been
instituted at law or in equity to recover the debt
secured by said mortgage or any part thereof
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a power
ot sale contained in said mortgage and of the
statute in such case made and provided, the said
mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the
mortgaged premises therein described, which
sale will be made at the front door of the court
house in the city of Wahpeton, in the county of
Richland and territory of Dakota at public auc.
tlon by the
of said county or by
his deputy duly appointed as agent in said in.
strnment for that purpose on Thursday the 3d
day of JULY, A. D. eighteen hundred and eighty
four at 2 o'clock In the afternoon on, to satisfy
the amountwhicb shall then be due on said inort.
gage, with the interest thereon and costs and
expenses of sale, and fifty dollars attor.
neys' fees, as stipulated in said mortgage in case
ol foreclosure. The premises described in said
mortgage, and so to oe sold, are the lot, piece
or parcel of land situated in the county of Rich
land and territory of Dakota and known nnd
described as follows, to wit: All of section
number twenty.three  and the north half
[nj] of section twenty-five  in township
number one hundred and thirty-two  north,
of range number fifty,  west of the 5th
principal meridian, containing according to tlie
U. S. government survey, nine hundred and
sixty  acres, be the same more or less.
MILLER & GREEN, Mortgagee.
Attorney for mortgagee, Fargo, D. T.
Dated, May 3rd, 1884 w6
[First publication May 16.]
Wahpeton Battling Works
Pat Up '.
JPOl? and C^IETGKEIIR, ALE,
Are Enabled to Supply Northern Dakota and Minnesota and
Guarantee Satisfaction in Price and Goods. 9
Scherden Bros. & Shepard.
Geo. H. White,
(Successor to T. L. FRENCH.)
AGENT FOR THE LIGHT RUNNING
New Warrior Mowers, Ames' Straw Burning Engines and Separators
Casady Sulky Plows,Wagons, Hay Hakes, Breakeis, Crossing
Plows, Sewing Machines, Buggies, etc., etc., etc. 1
Repairs Constantly on Hand.
Crockery, Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps
Hats and Caps, Flour and Feed. f^PCash paid for Grain and Fur
and all Farm Produce.
KOTSCHEVAR BROS- Sell Cheap for Cash
Will Herd Cattle.
Peter Thill asks The Times to
state that he is preparing to herd
cattle for those of the Wahpeton
population desiring such service this
summer. He has the horses and
other facilities for the work. Re
sides in the vicinity of the brewery.
Terms will be found liberal. 48
Shoes for Everybody.
Pius Henger has made many im
provements in his line of business,
Agent for tlie
Empire Twine Binder, Empire Mower, The Everlasting Steel Tooth
Harrow, The Best Plow in the Market, &c., &c.
I invite careful inspection and solicit a fair share of patronage.
O. H. PERRY, Fairmount, Dak.
and can suit any and ifll in the
matter of boots and shoes. Gall and
see him before purchasing elsewhere.
He is the only exclusive' boot and
shoe dealer in Wahpeton.
Those having Farm Lands., which
they desire to sell, can probably have
purchasers found by listing their lands
with the Bank of Wahpeton, as thib
Bank is daily receiving a Urge nuniber
of inquiries, from eastern parties, ccn
cerning Dakota Lands. (50)
NEW HARDWARE STORE, Opposite Bank of Wahpoton
FRANK BRAUN & BROTHER
"Van. IBraaxrt Seeders,
Van Brant Wagons, J. I. Case Steam and
And a Full Line of Bepairs of all our Machinery kept cojaatautly oa Hand.
Stoves, Tinware, Farming Tools, Pumps, Lead
Pipe, Carpenters, Tools,
and everything usually
kept in a first-class hardware store.
Agents for FairMn^s' Scales.
Wahpeton D. T., Jan. 13. 1883.
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