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fX r» I* ips^ •"••.••'••• •*\V\':.X:**5\~.'.- V: 6 ply 'F- *$** & •, fc*' A igr-'. 5/ t if- f?Z & /V .sih Sf4 t»"y r? & & 11 I' 4r fT^F '. Does Not Look Like a Crop Failure, ^when lands are selling as high as $31.25 Per Acre. This is what I sold the Hanson farm for last week, situated two 'miles from Breckenridge. The buyer, Nick Schneider, of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, is well satis fied with his purchase, and has reasons to be, a« it is considered one of the best farms in either County.* It Simply Shows what prices Red River Valley Lands are selling for, and what you can expect to get for lands a year or two hence which are now selling for one-half that figure. Where to Invest There is perhaps no part of the xfelley where you can buy as de sirable lands for as little money as can be tound right here in Richland and Wilkin counties— and you can make no mistake in buying either wild or improved lands as an investment at the present prices. My List and Prices Will Interest You. Watch the bargains advertised from week to week through the columns of this paper. R. C. WYVELL t--* I' *r Real Estate and Loan Broker masonic Temple, VAHPETON Local News Hay privilege—78 acres. See Streeter, the land man. List your lands with R. C. Wy veil and they will go quickly if the price is right. It will pay you to go to John G. Stulka for bicycles and sun dries and repairing of all kinds and descriptions, cor. Pembina avenue and First street. Edward Ruepp of Kent, in the city to spend the Fourth, paid The Times a pleasant call and said he got the mud on his clothing helping to round-up a runaway team. The Pow-wow held at the rove of Hubert Braun, one mile north of Breckenridge, ..Sunday last,under the auspices V)f St. Mary's church, was a great success financially and everyone present enjoyed themselves to the full extent of the law. The Times mentioned Prof. Scott's name in connection with the county school superintend ency, which attracted some attention among Mr. Scott's friends. The professor says we may now say that he was not nominated because he did not ask for the nomination, did not have any intention of ask ing for it and did not want it at this time, and says that if at any time in the future he de cides to make an effort for the position, will so announce him JLpelf and will urge his friends to aid him.. There is no reason why the professor should not be nominated. He is amply Competent and would leave nothing undone to make an administration a success. $500,000 to loan on farm lands at low rate of interest by R. C. Wyvell, The Fourth pass off pleas antly, the races at Islank Park proving the principal attrac tion. Rev. G. B. Barnes will occupy the Congregational pulpit next Sunday morning and conduct the service receiving the pastor and his wife into church mem bership. The Walcott Reporter, Van Arnam Rohan & Co., proprie tors, Vol. 1, No. 1, finds its way to our table. It is a seven column folio and a healthy looking candidate for public favor. It contains pretty little write-ups of Walcott and her good citizens, and supports its felipw. townsman, P. O. Heglie, for sheriff. We wish The Re porter along life of repertorial successes. Attempted Murder of F. Miksche. Sunday evening John Brod erick attempted to murder Frank Miksche in the lattfr's saloon. Four or five years ago Cable, the horseman, hired Broderick as swipe to accom pany the former on a racing tour, having several horses, among which was Maud B, be longing to Frank. When they were about ready to start Brod erick said to Frank that he had no money and that Cable had none to spare and that he did not see how he (Broderick) could go. Frank handed Brod erick $5 with the remark that he (Broderick) was working for Cable and to look to Cable for his pay but that he would make him a present of $5 to start him. Cable and Broderick finally returned, broke, and from time to time Broderick has asked Frank for his wages and was told as on the start that he, Broderick, worked for Cable and that he must look to him for pay. Sunday evening Broderick asked Waxy" Mathews and another man in to Frank's place to have a bot tle of beer. The three went in drank some beer, during which time Broderick asked for Frauk —said he wanted to treat him too. Mathews and friend finish ing their beer stepped out up on the sidewalk and heard a pistol shot inside. Immediate ly Broderick came out to where they were and said to "Waxy": "I done it." "Waxy" said "you did what?" "Got even with Miksche." Mr. Mathews went in to help care for Frank and a policeman took Broderick to jail. About the time Mr. Math ews and friend turned to go out of the saloon, Broderick called Frank from the res taurant part, and Frank had barely gotten up to Broderick when the latter spoke about his claim and before Frank had a chance to say more than a word of which Broderick well knew the import, latter leveled his gun and shot Frank. Witnesses say that Frank did not strike Broderick, did not even make a demonstration of that sort, in fact had barely gotten up to Broderick when he was shot. Frank is at the hospital. The bullet passed through the left lung, missed the heart about two inches and lodged near the spine, having been located by the aid of an X-Ray. No one can yet tell whether the wound will prove fatal. One point in Frank's favor, however, is that he has not drank liquor of any sort for more than four months. -pe. si '4v I I VOL. 23. WAHPETON, RICHLAND CO., NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1900. THAT PARIS EXPOSITION. In Some Things the U. S are Worthy in Others not Worthy Almost Criminal Blunders made in Incompetent Superintendents From our Regular Correspondent. PARIS, FRANCE, June 18,1900. As seen in the exposition there is not much to flatter our national pride, but we do not need flattery—we need the truth and in heroic quantities. False teeth,dental instruments, corn-cob pipes and eye-glassses are riot representative of the manufacturing skill and energy of the United States, and Mr. McKinley or Mr. Peck should not have permitted dealers in these to have so much space and such conspicuous place in the U. S. section of the in valides building. It is said the Emperor of Germany per sonally inspected every exhibit of that country and that noth ing was allowed to pass to Paris without his approval. There must be some exaggera tion in this story as the Ger man exhibit is large and varied as well as fine, and no one per son could have given it more than a very formal inspection. But it has evidently been se lected with great judgment and care, and there is no doubt but that both the United States and England are outclassed by Germany in a lafge variety of manufactured articles.. In some things we, of course, excel. Our tobacco exhibit is by far the. finest at the fair. But to indicate how. we are outdone in diplomacy or what may be called exhibition poli tics, let me instance'the'follow ing, all of which piay be traced I think to the negligence of our commissioner. We have but one man in fifteen on the tobacco jury and he is a Cuban who has lived for many years in Paris and boasts that he never sold or used a leaf of American tobacco. He is in short the representative of the largest Cuban manufacturer and from habit and interest inimical to American tobacco. Yet he has had himself ap pointed as the only American jurist, and this when our ex hibit is finer than and probably as large as that of all other countries put together. There are many instances of this kind showing a lack of push and enterprise on the part of our representatives and an in difference to the interests of our people and country that is inexplicable in any way com plimentary to them. In the class of harvesters and binders and some other classes of agricultural implements I am told by an authority, and believe from what I can see, we are much in advance of all other countries. This authority says we are about ten years in advance. Our machines are lighter but withal stronger through in mechanism sub stantially the same as theirs for they have copied from us. The displays we are making here will doubtless result in the extension of our trade in a few classes. Indeed such re sult is already assured. The thing to be regretted is that we have through negligence or in competence lost a golden op portunity to impress upon the world our superiority in many other classes. This work will now have to be carried on in other fields and by other :'*^x?i£'rxii sr 4 ',Hv, V= »5*^, V' ^'l' ,t~ I means. It was almost criminal to send over here on high salaries a lot of incompetent men, ignorant of any except the English language and as helpless as babes to compete in this field ith men of thorough education and fine address,speaking fluently three or four languages and au fait in all the habits, graces and amenities of cosmopolitan life. The threadbare idea that Yankee wit is able to compete anywhere with anything was never true and to adhere to it is stupid and very expensive. MORE EXTRACTS Of Letters from Germany,Bavaria, Italy, Switzerland, Etc. OBERAMMERGAU, June 6, 1900. Here we are in this famous little village—or I should say summer resort. There are to day nearly twelve thousand visitors to witness the Passion Play and since the opera house seats only 6000 people, six thousand more have to wait until to-morrow. Nearly all of these visitors are Americans sprinkled with a few French and some English people. Many natives of Oberam mergau speak English as well as French. But to return to this Passion Play, it really is a wonderful production—so or iginal and so different from any other style of entertain ment. This passion represents the life of Christ up to his death. The actors are one and all in cluding the superb band from their own village. This opera house here would indeed be an ornament to any city it being built on the oriental style with palm gardens in connection. One does not wonder at the style and grace of these really gifted people. When one knows that this play has been given as an offer ing since 1634, having been played 266 years and the prom inent part being handed down from father to son. Such fine pictures and tableaus ac companied with songs, Joseph Selling his Brothers, the Part ing from Bethany, Cain Slay ing Abel and others. This Oberammergau is the terminus of the railroad, and at the head of the snow-covered mountain^. To conclude will tell you that these Oberam mergauers know how to charge exorbitant prices 10 marks for a seat, 10 marks for a bed, 5 marks for a meal which might be much better, 1 mark for a program and, trains run so that one is obliged to come the day before the play. Will write again when I have more time. EVELEXA. PLAUSEE,AUSTRIA,June 10, '00. Am feeling as fine as a cricket this morning notwithstanding all the climbing and driving we do in these mountains. From Oberammergau we left the train for a time and are now on a driving tour in these wonderful mountains. There are at certain intervals beauti ful resorts and nooks in these mountains which are thronged with visitors. In our party are fourteen of which five are Am ericans, two American Spanish ladies, two English and some Berliners. After leaving Ober ammergau we wound our way along the mountains to Lin derful where King Ludwig built one of his first castles which is a work of art. Direct in front of the castle '8 a colored electric fountain with the Venus temple, where are marble stairways with statuary and flowers which lead nearly to the snow-covered mountains where is an immense marble statue of Venus. To the left is the chapel which has superb stained glass windows and the altar studded with costly gems. Direct in the rear is a cascade the water flowing down the hill over marble statues. Just above this cascade are several carved wood summer houses. From here leads a vinecovered arch to a groto in the side of the huge mountain, and, walking into a small ordinary opening which leads into the cave, we find ourselves confronted by an underground lake with huge rocks hanging overhead, and around the edge of the lake is built an artifical palm garden with vines running up the walls. At the rear is an immense picture of Tann liauser,—to the left is a good sized natural waterfall pour ing down over the rocks. This waterfall is illuminated—mak ing it look like a stream of blood pouring down. The re mainder being illuminated in blue. At the toot of the picture but in the water is a boat built of pearl and drawn by Swan in which the king was fond of playing Lohengrin. It seems like a fairy land in this beauti ful spot. In the neighborhood now is a hotel and I think there must have been 80 or 90 visitors in the cave at one time. People go there from all countries. Another day's drive we find ourselves at Plausee, away down in the Alps, where is the most lovely lake packed in be tween the snow-covered moun tains. Here are millions of trout and our party lost no op portunity, and for two days we lived on fish, no wonder the cooks at the hotel there seemed pleased when our party left, as every one wanted their's cooked in a different way. We also visited this wild spot called Hunting Hulte which appears in Wagner's Walkure. Nrf't, TUSSEN, June 12,1900. A half day's drive brought us to an old ruin on top of a high mountain, having been King Lothaire's favored resort and where he died in 1137. Next day wound our way to Hoensch wangaci where King Ludwig the 2nd built his last famous castle. This castle and grounds are luxurious beyond expres sion. All decorations, where possible, are patterned after a swan, even to the gold wash basin in his chamber. The pictures on the walls in the throne room are painted on gilt ground. Here are the paintings of the twelve apostles as well as such kings as Ferd inand of Spain, Ludwig of France and Henry of Germany and the ceiling is a dome shaped sky. The concert hall is grand beyond description. There as well as in the halls, dining room and others are series of paintings of characters such as Perceival, Tannhaus er, Lohengrin and Siegfried. Too bad Ludwig the 2nd could not have lived to enjoy all these cozy spots. He had scarcely finished this castle when he was reprimanded by his counselors for extravagant taste, and it was thought he had gone mad over art and was thus compelled to live in a less luxurious palace in order %Y 5 l'1 *v. NO. 13. to cure him of this mania, but this was not to this man's liking and he ended his artistic career by drowning—June 13, 1886,leaving the country to pay his debts contracted in his moments of art mania. Believe I am talking too much and will soon say good bye. Will add, however, that we will drive from here to Bergtesgarden. This fashion able resort is built in the side of the mountains. From there we can once more travel by train and go via Innsbrook and Alia to Italy. Weather has been all ,one could wish. It is said the season here is two months later than usual. In fact, we wear wraps most of the time. Talk about poverty in Europe. Well, George, I assure you I have not been able to see any. Everybody is well clothed and look well fed. Will write you again soon. EVELENA. Dr. Sowles will attend a meeting of the dental board at Fargo, Wednesday and Thurs day of next week. Judge Orcuttof this city was elected commander of the de partment of North Dakota G. A. R., at a state meeting at Grand Forks the 27th of June last, and by virtue of such election becomes a member of the board in charge of the Sol diers' Home at Lisbon, and the commander has just returned from an inspection of the home and finds everything about it kept up in splendid good shape. A Flood of Fools. The advertisements of the great Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers' united shows call special attention to their fun-making contingent of twenty-five clowns, and there is plenty of proof at hand that it is an unprecedented array, both in numbers and rib tickling talent. This circus was the first one to make the clowning a real,live and laugh able feature, and the resulting success has encouraged it to still bigger and better effort in that direction. Mr. James A. Bailey sent from Europe such adelegation of famous fools that they are said to have made the lobsters laugh in transit, and our own side of the water furnishes a band of button bursters, at which even the editor of a comic weekly would be forced to smile. The motley gathering made New York city hilariously howl over its "Soo see Band,"its champion games of baseball, football and golf its pugilistic matches,its races, rivalries and hits and skits at the follies of the day. In fact, these twenty-five merry gentle men appear to be much more than clowns in the ordinary acceptance of the term. They are artists, high-class come dians, impersonators, mimics, musicians, acrobats and pan tomimists, and they are full of originality and vim. Associat ed with them are droves, schools, cavalcades and packs of clowns, with trunks and flippers, and in fur, hair and bristles—fun enough to fill all hearts with glee, and of the right kind to please all classes. Election of Officers. The Modern Brotherhood of of America lodge organized Saturday June 30, with 30char ter members. The following officers were electetl: President—Sidney Cohen. Vice President—Mrs. I. L. Streeter. Chaplain—Hugh Sheeks. Secretary—John K. Lee. Treasurer—Dr. F. I). Pease. Conductor—George Bertram. Watchman—Herbert Bra nd. Sentry—Geo. Canhani.