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4^ If1 tf 1 *4 fa r$! if & X* tf sr tfy The Wahpeton Times Formerly Red Illvcr Free Press, Enuimsliea 1879 BY GEO. P. GARRED.$|I !'iS»s? THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF' TIIE GITY, —AND— AN OFFICIAL PAPEK OF COUNTY, THM TIMES is published every Thursday at tU own building, Fourth street. Wahpeton, Dakota und the subscription price ls"$2.oopel year. Rates of Advertising. 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The Columns of THE TIMES are open to all who desire candid discussion of questions of inter est to the people of Richland county lint of i.ourse we do not hold oi i-seJves responsible for a correspondent's opinions. THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 1888. FOR CHARITY'S SAKE. A TIMES Correspondent Evolves a Valuable Contribution on Public Charity at an Opportune time. Tax-Payers should Head this Let ter, and at the Next Oppor tunity Vote for a County Poor Farm. linAXDENUVnG ITEMS. To the fcditor of The Times: The agent in charge of a paper out here called the Lidgerwood Broadaxe—very awe-striking name by-the-way—has possibly bitten off more than he can masticate, in an unwarranted hack at our neck. Our head, however, retains its normal position and appears to be about as level as usual, we having not, in fact, realized that then was any thing after us till appraised of it by friends. This fresh agent in charge of the Lidgerwood^newspaper syndi cate's office, goes out of his way in an endeavor to take us to task for our remarks regarding pauperism and the action of the county com missioners pertaining to it. We knew at the time we penned those ideas that we were correct, but now we know a great deal more about the matter than we did then, and are more firmly convinced that we were right, and, are able to tell more about it. Just what this agent is trying to do, we know not, but it seems, however, from the drift of his remarks that he is interested to some extent in seeing that the de pendents on the county shall be supplied with store goods, knowing full well that whoever thus supplies people by the commissioners au thotity, will get their money from the county funds. And is this not a pretty bold strike for the agent of the syndicate to make to say the least. Instead of looking tip the facts and trying to do the decent thing by his syndicate, he goes CHARGING AKOUND LIKE A WILD BULL, accusing us of cowardice because we write over a nom de plume. Let he who lives in glass houses be very careful how he throws stones, he might get his own castle de molished. Our name is all right, and it is as honorable* as any one's who accuses us of cowardice. Now to business: In regard to the mechanic, he was offered worl at $1 per day through this winter right there in Ilankinson, where he lives, by a man to whom he is in debted for the lumber with which Ins house is built, the employer re serving the right to apply S3 per •week on the mechanic's indebted ness, but the mechanic refused to work on those conditions, and rather than work for 824 or S2G per month he choses to depend upon the county -for support One of the members of the board of commissioners was in Ilankinson a few days ago and :his attention was called to these 3 facts, and he told his informant that it should be looked up, and he immediately set about to find the man who wanted the mechanic to woik for him, and said that if the J-.' facts were proven to be true, which theie is not the slightest reason to doubt, that the matter would be laid 4before the board, and the mechanic would be made to pay back into the county treasury the full amount granted him for the support of his family duung the winter. There is NO IMAGINATION 1$ about the matter. These are simple ./ facts tax-payers and obtain their opinion, •i Let them talk to the Hoeffa, the Any one may interview the Bourns, the Bladows and any of the 4 farmers on the Rice, especially those men who have been members of the board of commissioners heretofore and know its duties, and see what they have to say about it» -Farmers don't go to town to I oat around and talk politics, or gossip. Again, in regard to the 320 acre man, that is all as true as gospel, he came here six or eight years ago, had $700 in casli and teams. Entered his 1C0 acre homestead, improved his place,^mado money, proved- up oil his entity as soon as his time was up, was well fixed by that time. Last year lie borrowed some money from a neighbor (whose name can iv a BOUGHT ANOTllKIt TliACT of 10.0 acres, raised a good crop last year and lives within two miles of an elevator he owes no "vampire" and is not paying an "enormous" rate of interest on an "outrageous'' bonus. His family was sick and a neighbour sent tiie-n milk, and sent liis hired hand to clean out the man's stable for him, which contained two or three month's accumulation of manure, and had some wood pre pared for the folks to burn, there not even being enough cut into stove length to get a meal's victuals with, let alone to keep the family comfortable, and while sickness has afflicted worthy families this winter, is it any wonder that four or five of his children died from such treat ment If we were to be guilty of such criminal carelessness and neg lect we should expect to be prose cuted for cruelty to our family, in stead of being bolstered up by the county to recline on a downy couch. Facts are facts and they are stub born tilings. The man's name can be given too, who went and pleaded with the commissioners to grant a doctor and fuel and provisions, and a man to take care of the man's stock and all that, because he was an old countryman of his, and he knew lie had some influence at the county seat. And furthermore, we know how this old thing works. There seems to be a great many bills presented this winter, chargeable to 2aupers, and we notice that the most of them are allowed in full, and no questions asked. It is getting to be a profitable thing this SPECULATION IN rOVEUTY. John Smith or any other Torn, Dick or Harry may lay in a bill of charges for support of paupers, and usually get his money. The proper way for the commissioners to do, would be to demand an itemized account of outlay, and name the pauper who receives the supplies, and let that account- be accompanied by an affi davit of the party supplying the re lief, together with a receipt from the party supplied with the bill of goods bought, and who from. And then publish the names of the pau pers. Or else build or buy a poor house and have all who must be supported go there and be treated other impecunious parties are in other sections of the country. That "the poor we have with us always," we know as well as anyone can tell us, but there is a vast difference in the several classes of poor people. The commissioners have helped some of the settlers wiio came here last year,who needed help,and we are glad of it, and yet these same parties have neighbors who are just as poor and needy as themselves, who would no more think of asking aid from the county than they would of flying, We want to give you an item apropos to this subject. Carl Nitzel came to this section of the county from Minnesota, about the same time this 320 acre man came, they took, their claims about the same time, the man who has 320 acres now, had teams and money as I have remarked before. Nitzel had $28,with the money he bought acow for $25 and a sack of Hour and some coffee with the other S3. Leaving their children at home on the claim, Nitzel and his wife went out to harvest, and in the fall they both followed the threshing machine un til they made money enough to buy lumber, fuel, stove, See, to make themselves comfortable for the winter. The other man WAS ARISTOCRATIC in his notions because lie had a lit tle personal property, and would not notice "poor folks." To-day pari Nitzel has good teams, good improve ments on his farm, has never "bit off more than he could chew," is in dependent, thrifty and industrious, and he would kick himself all over the prairie before lie would think of asking anyone to extend him charity. He has the hardy man hood, indomitable pluck and energy that keeps people out of the poor houses and from asking the county commissioners to help them. If it is calculated that these recipients of charity shall refund the money paid out of the county treasury on their account, itisall right. If not, then there is something rotten in Denmark. One of the commis sioners says they shall we will see. "Be sure you are right, then go a head." We would advise the Lid gerwood agent not to strike quite so much at random with his little hatchet, and strike more closely to it is motto, and be sure whether he has a line or not before he begins to hew. And he must remember too,that the people's choice as county commissioner, whom we believe TO BE AN IlOIIEXT MAN, lives near Lidgerwood. We believe too that he will see that things are done as they should be, if he only finds out first what should be done, this agent to the contrary notwith standing. Let investigations take place before hand,—that's the $ay. Immediate relief can be given of course but let a correct account be rendered. The county commission ers are only tiie servants of the peo ple, and it is just and right that tho people see that their confidence is not betrayed. What right has Carl Nitzel and men who commenced here under very discouraging cir cumstances to pay for*the support of men who would not hardly LOOK AT on SPEAK TO THEM years ago, and who are, or at least should be infinitely better able to support themselves and carry the responsibilities of citizenship To use the agent's phrase it's "dollars to buttons" we knew we were telling the truth instead of a mistake, and with all we have writ ten about the matter we have not told all of the truth either. We know more than we have written. The object to be attained by thus calling the people's attention to this matter is to see that CARE BE EXERCISED in the bestowment of charity. That is all. Had the hundreds of settlers who now own their comfortable homes in this county, and who once, were laborers in the iron mines! of Wisconsin, and in the forests making charcoal, and on the Red river as lint boatmen, come here with $5000 ideas in their heads and nothing in their pockets, have pur sued anything but the most self sacrificing and economical course, they too might have been knocking at the door of the commissioners for charity. l)ut they came with the firm determination to build them selves homes, and place themselves and families above want. How well thoy have succeeded their well •tilled and finely improved farms will attest. They are men of whom any county might well feel proud—as sterling, law abiding citizens .who have the old time simple industrious habits of their forefathers. And the pride and manhood which it takes to insure success. They are as charitable as any class of citizens in the country, but they* believe In justice in charity as well as in every thing else. As witness their actions last summer, when Charlie Voeltz's three horses were killed by lighten ing, these people went down into their pockets and made him a purse of $300 to rig him out with another team. No, there is nothing small about the "Dutch" but their feet, and they will grow some yet if they are favored with good seasons. The Ilankinson school opened with an enrollment of about 25 pupils by a Miss Gallagher from Minnesota, It is a cold day when foxes freeze, but one was found frozen stiff last Sunday near Charlie Bladow's the snow. Plenty of Jack rabbits may be seen around timber claims and along the river, it is not much sport to hunt them though. Little Edna Iloefs, aged between six and seven years, youngest daugh ter of August Iloel's, is very sick with pneumonia. Strong hopes are entertained of her recovery »how ever. Dr. Baldwin is attending her. It YARDS IN DAKOTA, MINNESOTA, in IOWA, UNOHQO. A Railroad Boy's Love. There is a railroad boy running on the Portland line through Walla Walla that never pulls out on the night "runs" without swinging his lantern through the darkness as the train passes the "farm home" where lives his mother and sister. We have watched more'than once, and no matter how rtfshed the business is, no matter how many urgent calls may be made upon him by others, ho, never fails to go to the door and wave the signal to mother and sister that is so joyfully received by them. Apparently there is nothing in this, and no doubt the average person would take no notice of so small an occurence, but to the writer the simple act on the part of that young man speaks volumes. It shows that the memory of his mother and sister is dear to him, and that they have-a place in his heart paramount to all others. In our imagination we see the mother standing in the doorway and the sister holding back the cilCr' tain at the window, shading their eyes with their hands and peering out into the darkness for the flash of light which says to them as plain as from lips, "All well good bye for this trip. If the train is wrecked and I am lost, this will remind you of your son and brother, whose memory of you and home was ever green."--[Journal. NEBRASKA AND KANSAS. MONEY ON REAL ESTATE. W A«i mp^- tf y-ws* Have Perfected Arrangements with one of the 1 Loan By which they are now able to offer unusual inducements to Borrowers on Real Estate, You Have Your Choice of THE STRAIGHT PAYMENT FULL TEitM PLAN. T3E "ON OR P.EFORE" PAYMENT PLA^. SATE -yOTTE, ZMTOOSnETCr. ft- WAHPETON, DAKOTA. W. H. HARKER, W I O I N A O Wahpeton, & OILS, WINDOW BUGGIES,JFARM The Be6t Harvester in the Market. He also sells the NEW ESTERLY and MEADOW KING Mowers and Hay-Rakes. A large supply of the best bindinsr twine constantly on hand, and see him. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Sash, Doors, Bliiuls, Building Paper, Paints, Oils and Var Irishes, Coal, Brick,Etc, Etc Wahpeton, Dakota. J. G. DAVIS, Resident Partner. J. N. JURGENSEN, tleulcr iu Boots and Shoes GOODS, HARNESS, FLY HETS, SADDLES, WHIPS, CURHY COMBS, BIIUSHES, &c., and sells at Hed Rock Prices. R. S. HtfGHES, WAHPETON, .vi -DEALER IN— WALTER A. WOOD'S HARVESTERS, BINDERS AND MOWERS, AND MASSELON THRESHERS & ENGINES IMPLEMENTS, THRESHER SUPPLIES &C I I S E Has Just Received a Large Stock of PALL -A.IN"ID "WTTsT' J. 110 iGOPlGS oftyiDSfS ailKs parties thetrouble of sending to foreign banks or parties. .v Thev I12I9C llhnn fliail* ]aiiio THE INSTALLMENT PLAN, Investigate the LAST NAMED LOAN SYSTEM and begin to practice economy. PEOPLES SAVINGS BANK, AGENT AT Lidgerwood & Wyndmere •For the Adjustable Light Steel-Frame Esterly Binder Call I cu Vice Dakota. 11 DRY GOODS & NOTIONS. His Stock of Groceries is Fresh and Large. ALL AT BOTTOM PRICES. jT j»j Persons wishing to loan money on Ileal Estate will do welltK upon INK & CA$TBR. They will write their own Mortgages and N making the same payable at their office in Wahpeton, Dakota, sa SMYTH Pirs MKYER, «!Ue,? ':V,'Tdf make SUPPLIES, &C. DAKOTA. iT?. mone-v- They pass upon their loans themselves, and charge loyr rati^li interest. W' For hoinooltraa SlfSiSS Office Room* in the Globe Block. iinil nlto Ink. & Carter, Wahpeton, DakotdS. THE NEW RAILROAD Running into Southern Richland County TOUCHES LIIDGKEiR.W OCXD WIIEKK In the county, comprising Osborne Steel and Empire Binders, Osbornq Empire and IJradlej Mowers, Bradley Rakes, Bradley, Norwegian and' Deere l'lows, tVagons, Buggies, Etc. Also agents for the Minnesota^ Chief Thresher,'Giant and Stillwater Engines and Binding Twine, all aft/' reasonable prices. Thresher repairs a specialty full line of repairs for all kinds of threshers constantly on hand. Fair dealing and satisfaction^ guaranteed. Callnnd see us JJ THE LIGHTNING- JETTING ARTESIAN WELL MACHINE Is the best thing in the business, and the only one in the county is owned Dakota-ave., ojp. A. Miksche's, or the Refrigerator, Fourth Street. TOWN LOTS AT- A I O N Are Belling like Hot Cakes, and Prices Are Soaring' Heavenward! Fail-mount is destined to he the Juncion City of ihe Southern Red River Valley. aPd tlie s,u'veJ'ors i*«va by ElESHSrST SIOT .ITTTT A TT-FTF?. And is acknowledgedjjto'.be'the best machine made for soil such as is found in the Red River Valley. It will sink a two inch pipe 5112 feet in ten hours. As men who are willing to testify to the above facts I would respectfully refer the public to 'f-J, M. It. AN KIN SON, The DILUTH ELEVATOR COMPANY at Warner Station, AUGUST HOEFS, HERMAN STICUBEL and FRED NEWMAN. HEXLEMAN'S LACROSSE §BEER?8 of Black Hill Railroad are now here. The Manitoba, the C. M. & St. P. Ry many to the facts above noted, that the town is not overdone, but has' room tor all that, the wants of the surrounding country mav be supplied. iui an mai.ine warns oi me surrounding country mav TfT b"fy,ni?8t GLASS, HARD AND SOFT COAL, WAGONS AND organizing creamery and cheese factory being pushed. Iiooin for all to of the •Ll11 ..Lots will be donated for a hist class hotel. Flouring mill comnanv now Particulars see POMEROY & CCF tf a* FA^MOUN?, RICHLAND CO., DAKOTA 1 & DORSET Handle the most extensive and best selected -stock of '•'•••'•v-Z: --•'-.-':r Delivered at Wiilipfiton aiil Vicinity In Bottle and Keg Lots. Agent, and can be found at his Sample Room hi the Duluth, Fergus Falls & 710 LUMBER EXCHANGE, MINNEAPOLIS^ a1 ?i I 5i IS J® iM ii/iiji ii I $81 a Is 1 ,-f4 i-* •-.•• J® KmmiM •'is receiving our large crops! JiS w:.m 0 AM ffwe'