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it PART II. Page* 9 to 12, rJL 4 ftEffUBLICAff, ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5, 1878, SIM THE PACKERS THAT'S THE BATTLE CRY AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. P^isicflfit Ffd'dsevett Has Won Another Victory On the Meat Inspection Measure, Which Passed the Senate nd Will Go Through the House. Waafiingtdifi, Hay 29. President Roosevelt's wonderful coup last week, when he secured In the senate most drastic arid effective legislation for the regulation of the packers' business, was the cllmajt to a series of anti trust achievements that means the in dorsement of the president and the election of a republican congress this fall. Everybody eats meat except a handful of vegetarians, and everybody wants to know that the meat is whole some and clean. Millions of people eat sausage and everyone who eats that article wants to know that it is not contaminated with the refuse swept from the packing house floor or with rats or other vermin thrown into the hoppers. President Roosevelt has forced the passage of a bill through the senate that will make as certain as possible that the main food staple of the United States is health ful and prepared in a sanitary way. And he has compelled its acceptance by Speaker Cannon, who at first was inclined to defend the packers. The speaker had a long conference at the white house yesterday, where he was told things about the packing houses as disclosed through an in spection, made by the president's di rection, and the story was of such a character that the speaker is said to have remarked that the Beyoridge provision must become a law. TRAGEDY ON THE OCEAN. Lost "^Bhip Found Frozen in 41m Ice With Crew Dead. London, May 29—The startling news which Lloyd's received from Vladl vostock, announcing that the German steamer Soerabaya, given up as lost and removed from the list of "over dues" given out by Lloyd's, had been discovered frozen in the pack ice at Nikolaiefsk, near the Amur river, has caused considerable interest in ship ping circles. According to the meagre cable the corpses of the j?rew were found completely frozen board of the steamer. The Soerabaya, which was formerly a well known Dutch East India steam er, took a cargo of coal out of Japan dnrtng the Russo-Japanese war, "ilnl afterwards entered the service of the Russian government. The vessel took a cargo of arms and ammunition in tended for the defence of Vladivos tock, but was unable to enter that port owing to the Japanese blockade, and took refuge in the Amur river. There, last October, she received or ders not to proceed to Vladivostock until after the ratification of the peace treaty, and accordingly waited her time. Shortly afterwards the vessel disappeared, and nothing is known of her subsequent movements. The steamer Erna was dispatched In November last from Vladivostock in search of the^ missing ship, but re turned, having found no trace of eith er the steamer or its crew. The Soerabaya, which was of 2,441 tons gross, carried a crew of some thirty hands. It is presumed that part of the cargo, which was valued at some $250,000, can be saved. An ex pedition will be sent out to recover fts much as possible of the cargo and the frosen bodies of the sailors. Long Lived Family. Munich, May 29.—How to fc# Stale and hearty at the age of 118 years is a problem which is given few per spns to solve. It has been success fully achieved by Josepha Eder, a Woodman's widow, of Spitzendorf, Ba varia. Summer and winter the old woman goes barefooted, fearing no chills or colds. Her daily diet has always mainly consisted of buttermilk, dumplings, sauerkraut and potatoes. JPrau Eder, who has been a widow six ty-eight years, lives with a daughter 6$ years old, and lately walked to the neighboring village of Tittling, an hour's distance, to coafession. —. I -g|- -r*** .. V: V 4$f 1 I Ti' -te |One of the most important transac tions in farm realty which has taken $!ace for some time and one which il lustrates in a remarkable manner the high value which eastern investors are coming to put on farm land in the Red riVer valley was consummated yesterday when through the agency of Maxhlmer & Austin, the local real I1 ,* *C *', w-: Sheldon, la the northeast corner of Ransom county, possesses many fea tures to cause a person to pause and admire. The people do not pretend' tb be what they are not—It ts not a city and there is no talk of "metropolitan" fea tures. Sheldon Is a village with trad ing advantages for the thriving farm ers living contiguous and the people of Sheldon are doing their best to make the town as attractive as pos sible for themselves and their visitors. In thrifty and fertile farming com munities there have to be towns hav ing the facilities to supply the fre quently occurring wants of farmers more or less engaged in diversified in terests. There must be marketing fa cilities, conveniences where the farm er can when he desires dispose of his products at the best possible ad vantage, send telegrams, take the train for some distant point, have his surplus cash taken care of, secure a doctor and secure educational facili ties for his children superior to those furnished in the little red school house, patronized by just one or two families and where only the first fun damentals are taught. With the com ing of the railroad into the fertile lands of Ransom county, the site where Sheldon is located, was select ed to be just a supply point for those who should come to till the land and make it bring forth and bear. The success of these towns depend largely upon the nien who locate in the towns for the purpose of benefitting them selves in their own lines—if they are men of push and enterprise, and with an eye to having just as many pleas ant environments as they possibly can, about their place of business and about their homes, the town as it grows will very plainly and unmls take ably reflect that spirit. Enterprise Is Shown. One has only to talce a stroll along the business street of Sheldon and then make a tour of the thoroughfares on which are the homes of the people of the town and it is mighty easy to see that there is a strong spirit of en terprise both as regards to business and home life. The town was started right, the first home builders, twenty five years ago, decided that it was just as easy to have comfort and pleasant surroundings as the reverse, and as the town grew attractions wore added in proportion, until today, the established homes of Sheldon are limid bo#ers of "beauty arid happi ness and contentment are to be seen in every direction. Civic Pride. There Is not a residence lot in the town of Sheldon, which Is occupied, which is without trees, shade and ornamental, box elders, ash, elms, cut leaf birch and basswood, and nearly every home has a vegetable and flower garden and among the residents there are quite a number of successful small fruit growers in addition to varieties of apples and plums. While on this subject a feature which is decidedly attractive are the entrances to the vil lage from the north and south, road ways of solid gravel and skirted on each side with majestic box elders as far as the eye can see, making driving a perfect luxury, and for autos noth ing better—on theroadsthere is a per fect lack of ruts and after the heaviest of rains they are in good condition for driving in an hour or two. When it comes to "perfectly lovely" driving, either behind a spanking team, or a reliable family horse the ladies of Sheldon are to be envied. New Waterworks System. is A mis PEOPLED 1 To harmonize with existing home comforts and surroundings the peo ple of Sheldon felt the lack of a waterworks system so during the past winter plans were perfected and construction work is now in progress. A few days ago operations were be gun for the sinking of an artesian well at a convenient location for general distribution over the city of the water to be obtained, for all pur poses including domestic. The plant will cost $7,000, $3,500 of which the Village has bonded itself and for the remander warrants may be issued as there is no outstanding indebtedness. TINE FARM SOLD AT $50 PER ACRE* FINE FARM BUILDINGS. estate dealers, W. F. Neiser of De catur, 111., purchased from William J. Norby, cashier of the Becker county state bank of Lake Park, Minn., a section of land lying three miles north of Lake Park. The total amount in volved in the transaction was $32,000. Mr. Neiser paid $15,000 of this sum in cash and in order to make up the remaining amount turned over to Mr. •. „v- The plans for the system were pre pared by Engineer Crabbe of Fargo and a moving spirit in the enterprise was Dr. J. P. Aylen who, besides hav ing a splendidly appointed home and grounds, has ,a well arranged and convenient hospital building with a trained nurse in regular attendance and ample requirements to meet ordi nary urgent needs and to some ex tent extraordinary cases. The doctor informed the writer that the well will be a three inch artesian, to be sunk to a depth of 730 feet and its expect ed that there will be a pressure of 160 pounds at the mouth, and that the bore will furnish good water for do mestic purposes, and of a kind that will not destroy vegetation, so that it will be available for the irrigation of lawns and gardens. This section is in an artesian basin. Already there are twelve good flowing welis in the county producing good water at a depth of 700 to 800 feet. The water will be piped over the town through four Inch mains which will be within 300 feet of every house in town. Fine Sidewalks. Wooden sidewalks are frowned up on at Sheldon. The town authorities have availed themselves of a recently enacted law by the legislature which empowers town boards to make regu lations in regard to the construction and maintenance of sidewalks and crossings. Before fall the sidewalks and street crossings in the town of Sheldon will be all of cement and in many cases there will be street curb ings of cement and very generally the walks about and around the resi dences will be of cement tiles or blocks. There are now 5,000 running feet of cement sidewalks In the busi ness and residence parts and before fall upwards of 5,000 feet more will be laid. With but one or two excep tions all of the wooden walks have been condemned. There is an approved system of street cleaning in which all the people co-operate with the result that there is almost an entire elimination of dis agreeable features which usually are so foremost in many towns. In Shel don the slipshod, careless kind of citizen who car^s not for beauty or its kin is a very lonely person. The streets are kept clear of old paper and rubbish. It is intended to have an electric lighting system and in con templation Senator Pierce has his beautiful home wired and others have followed suit, including Editor De la Bere in his new home. a n a i y e u i a n New Building*.* Within an area of eight miles of Sheldon, which is three miles from the north line, between Cass and Ransom counties, there have been fifty build ings erected within the last four years, including commodious farm homes and barns, etc. The section contiguous to Sheldon is generally conceded to be two thirds built up. There are contemplated improvements to farm homes, remodeling, and wherever possible the adding of mod ern and sanitary improvements where water systems and sewerage advant ages are to be conveniently secured. In and near the town, this season there will be at least $20,000 expend ed in new buildings, and Senator Pierce contemplates the erection of a new office building for himself fn Sheldon this year which is estimated to cost $7,000. It will be one story high, but the interior is to be replete for the conduct of an extensive law, real estate and land business and the finishings are to be of the highest order. Sheldon is fortunate in having an enterprising contractor who was told years ago when he made a start that he would not make enough to pay for the nails he put into his first shop, Charles Newton. Mr. Newton has met the advances, he has surrounded himself with machinery of different kinds so that he can make the most of any contract he un dertakes. In his little shop he made all of the interior finishings for the new Masonic temple, a structure which would do credit anywhere. Dur ing the season he keeps a force of about ten men employed. Commercial importance. Commercially Sheldon is fft the i gA^jOO, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY EVKN1NG, ^tAY 29, 1?06. y* *.'V V V Norby a number of lots lying in De catur, 111., and Buffalo, N. Y., thus ex changing valuable city property for farm land. The farm is one of the finest in this section of the country. One-half of its acreage is in crops and the house which stands on it cost $6,000. The accompanying cut sfeows the buildings on the farm. 4 K front ttofk with town* it |o#tffk tion of 300 to 500 people and is in a positidn to meet ordinary demands. The First National bank, which stands high in the community and with leading financiers in the state, carries a deposit lino of about $160,000, but in the fall months, during the movement of arops, it is much in ex cess of this. The institution Is well housed and every means of protection has been adopted for the best inter ests of depositors, and customers. Mercantile lines are well represent ed and the excellent stocks show a prevailing spirit of enterprise and care in selection and variety. The postoffice is one of the presi dential class and is ably presided over by M. B. De la Bere, editor and pro prietor of The Sheldon Progress, one of the state newspapers which never is overlooked on the exchange tables. The salary of the office is now $1,200 and it may be said that it is one of the best conducted offices in the state. It is in a building which gives ample room for the conduct of the business and there is a spacious lobby for the public and there is an entire absence of the "public be d—d" spirit and for this latter reason Postmaster De la Bere is a very popular public official— he is never too busy to accommodate one, or many, to the extent of his power and authority. There is a splendid telephone ser vice in the town with ample rural facilities, the latter being continual ly extended to the north and south. The town exchange was recently ab sorbed by the N. W. T. Ex. Co., so that it has the fullest long distance service always available, day and night if required as the operators re side on the premises. The local di rectory shows about eighty local sub scribers. Proud of Schools. Sheldon people are proud of their school building and system. Next year the system will be further digni fied by the addition of a complete high school course the classification of which is soon to be decided, and it will be under the tuition of J. M. Arneson as superintendent and princi pal. In the department there will be about twenty-six students. There is a total enrollment of 104 and all told there are five teachers, including one for music, drawing and physical cul ture. As the result of recent efforts on the part of children and teachers the school will be the possessor of a Jirst-cTass piano next year a portion of equipment much needed. The free text book system has been adopted, the building is surrounded by five acres of ground and the latter has recently been planted with over 500 trees. Several improvements and in terior decorations will be made by the enterprising school board during the summer recess. Creamery a Success Sheldon possesses one of the suc cessful creameries in this part of the state. It was established nearly two years ago. The present business of the creamery shows that farmers are increasing their dairy herds and are giving closer attention to the milk and Cream side of the farm. So far the factory has not been operated in the winter. April 1905 the season open ed with cream receipts of 803 pounds. April 1906 the season began with 827 pounds and on May 21 the receipts of cream amounted to 887 pounds. There are at present twenty patrons, within a radius of six to thirteen miles. Fred G. Smith, the butter maker, says the indications are en couraging for- a large increase of out put over last. year. Last year 4,198 pounds of butter was made. The sur plus over local demand is shipped to New York city where the Sheldon brand has secured an enviable repu tation. The patrons of the creamery own their own hand separators. The crop situation is generally con sidered to be very gratifying this year and the fields are more advanced than usual at this time of the year. About Sheldon there has been increased acreage of wheat, oats, barley and flax. The acrcage of durum is not large in this particular vicinity. The stock industry is creeping forward quite apace, especially in the raising of hogs. A few years ago a shipment of even hogs was a rarity, now a car load is sent to South St. Paul weekly being gathered up by local buyers. Recent prices received were $27 to $30 a head. Great success in the raising of corn has given an impetus to the business of raising hogs and cattle which lias been the means in many conspicuous instances of inflating bank accounts of farmers to a very appreciable extent. Masonic Tempi*. Jpjie Masonic fraternity polftt to leTr temple as one of the sights of le town. It is an attractive little uilding ample for all needs, erected a cost of $10,000 complete, under le supervision of James K. Banks, i. B. Hannum and Charles A. Gram, uilding committee. The enterprise as financed under a system pf bonds, ithin the membership, similar to jat adopted for the financing of the (asonic temple enterprise at Fargo. *Jizpha lodge has sixty-four members, an addition of ten since the building was dedicated last January. There is a commodious club room, supplied with billiards, and facilities for all kinds of Masonic social gatherings. Three Churches. The Roman Catholics at Sheldon hare a very attractive church edifice and in interior respects it is well ap pointed. The Presbyterians and Methodists are also well provided for with comfortable church homes. The COUNTY AND fVarious •i* fraternal secret societies Sfifl insurance organizations are well rep resented and proportionately have strong memberships. Machinery Distribution. From Sheldon there Is a big retail distribution of farm machinery, plows, drills, mowers, binders and threshers. One firm declares that it did a volume of business amounting to $110,000 last year and it expects to increase its thresher trade this year. The town Is reputed to be the biggest retail supply point betWeen Fargo and Edgeley This year the plow and drill trade has been rather light as the fanners bought very heavily last year and there have been but a few newcomers into this section this year. How Name Was Secured. Sheldon was named after a settler, from Cassapolis, Mich., named Shel don who Is said to have filed on the first tree claim. J. K. Banks, one of the foremost and enterprising townsmen, assisted in the hauling of the first load of lumber (onto the townsite of Sheldon and prominent with him in forging the town ahead and designing it as a village of homes were Senator Ed. Pierce, Dr. A. P. Aylen, N. B. Hannum, Senje Fowler, M. B. De la Bere and several others, and to them may be attributed very largely the attractive array of lawns and gardens about the town. TENNESSEE DEMOCRATS. Unusual Interest Taken in the Con vention at Nashvtlle. Nashville, Tenn., May 29.—Unusual Interest is manifested in the demo cratic state convention which was called to order here this forenoon, for the purpose of nominating a state ticket. Of course, the gubernatorial contest Is the special feature of in terest in the convention and the bit ter fight, which has been waged during the past few weeks, is sure to be carried into the convention, when the nomination of a candidate for govern or comes up in the afternoon. The morning session was devoted to the preliminaries of the convention, the appointment of committees and a few addresses. Both gubernatorial candi dates, Governor Cox as well as Gen eral Patterson have established head quarters here and from early morning both headquarters were besieged by the frl«nds and supporters of the re spective candidates. While Shelby county has instructed its delegation in favor of General Patterson, Ham ilton county has sent a delegation in structed in favor of Gov. John I. Cox and also favoring W. B. Cleage for railroad commissioner. Both candi dates claim that enough delegates are instructed to vote for them to insure their nomination, but those not di rectly interested in the contest are of the opinion that the question is by no means settled and no nomination will be possible on the first ballot. The legal squabble between the Cox and the Patterson factions in connec tion with the primaries has caused considerable bad blood and a lively contest in the convention is expected. 8outh Bay Fishers. Eastport, L. I.. May 29.—The fish ermen In Great South bay, which has heretofore been one of the best and most productive fishing grounds around Long Island, complain that their business is practically ruined, as there do not seem to be any more fish in the bay. They say that the introduction of the power boat on the Great South bay has gradually driven away the great schools of edible fish which at this season formerly swarm ed to this section and afforded the na tive fishermen a profitable field of em ployment. Not in the history of these waters has the fishing been so unsatisfactory as this year, the catches of carp, ale wives and menhaden not being «n«». fifth as large as In other years. Many fishermen, who recently bought ex pensive nets and boats, have dispos ed of them because of the failure of the fishing. The constant churning of the water by the rapidly revolving propellers of the numerous power boats plying the bay. it is believed, have disturbed the fish to such an ex tent that they have deserted the wat ers of the bav. From other parts of the coast of Long Island similar re ports have been received and the fish ermen entertain no hope of improve ment in the future. Betrothal in High Life. London. May 29.—Preparations are being made for the coming wedding of the Hon. Michael de Courcy, only son of Lord Kingsale, and Miss Constance Woodhouse, daughter of Colonel Wood house, of the Royal army medi cal corps. The future bride Is a very handsome woman, but not much known In metropolitan society. Mr. de Courcy is an officer In the Thirty second Sikh pioneers, at present quar tered in India. He is heir to one of the most ancient peerages in the three kingdoms. His father, Lord Kingsale, Is premier baron of Ireland, and thirty-third holder of the title. His forbear in the thirteenth century was created Lord Kingsale for some deeds of valor, and his famllv received the privilege, their first obeisance being paid, of remaining covered in the presence of their sovereign. This right is said to have been exercised by the twenty-third baron In the presence of William III, and by the twenty-fourth peer at the courts (ft George and George XL THE PEOPLE! FAF£K FORUM ESTABLISHED NOV. IT, 1891. Their Reason*. £_|f ELEVATOR CUt JUDGE FISK HEAR8 ONE AT ttit LAKOTA TERM. The Aneta People Can't Agr** on th* Matter—Former Officers Have Net Turned Over the Books and Stltt Lakota, N. D., May 29.—Judge C. J. Flsk, who has begun a term of tho Nelson county district court today has his attention engaged with the trial of an action entitled the Aneta Far mers' Elevator Co. vs. J. G. Gunderson and M. E. Sperry, who were former officers of the plaintiff company. The complaint in this suit was filed several weeks ago. It stated In sub stance that Mr. Sperry had been the secretary of the elevator company for some time past and Mr. Gunderson had been its treasurer, and that these two have conspired together to cheat and defraud the elevator company out a large sum of money, stated to be about $10,000, that in pursuance of this conspiracy they have refused to render accounts or surrender to their successors in office the books, vouch ers and statements kept by them as the officers of the corporation. These gentlemen subsequently made answer through counsel alleging that the suit Is utterly without foundation and Is brought through spite and mal ice on the part of the present officers of the corporation that on Sept. 1, 1905, the new officers entered upon the discharge of their duties, Mr. Sperry and Mr. Gunderson not having been re-elected. The complaint further shows the amount which Gunderson as treasurer has received on behalf df the corporation as its treasurer, and that he has kept a detailed statement of every dollar received and disbursed that not a dollar has been expended otherwise than upon the order of the manager of the board of directors and that there is now in Gunderson'* hands, of money belonging to tho company the sum of $25, and no more, which he has always held and now holds subject to the order of the com pany. He admits that he has not turn ed ove?1 certain statements and vouchers relating to his transactions as treasurer, but states that the com pany has had all his accounts examin ed by an expert accountant at varlottt times, and that at the close of his sec ond year of service, namely, on Sept. 1, 1905, the last examination was had and all the accounts approved of by the accountant. That the reason he has not turned over the statement* and vouchers is that his successor in office and the officers now in control of the corporation are incompetent to manage the affairs of the corpora tion and do not understand the keep-1 ing of such accounts as are necessary1 in its business. But the chief reaabtt is alleged to be the hostility of Mr, Gunderson's successor In office and of those now in control of the affairs of the corporation, and that on account of these facts, known to Mr. Gunder son before any demand was made ujJ on him, he has declined to turn theth over except upon a receipt of kim successor in office, that being the sol* condition imposed by him upon fc prompt surrender. Mr. Gunderson ftfr ther states that he has offered maiijr times to have his accounts examined by an expert accountant, or by any other competent person, not unfriend ly to him, and upon the approval of such accounts, if found correct, to turn them over in return for a receipt. He further states that he Is willing to turn the accounts over at this time upon the same conditions, or to depos it them in court for the Inspection of the plaintiffs, and asks for a, dismissal of the suit with costs. As to Mr. Sperry, In his separate answer, he alleges that he has long since turned over all books, paper* and documents under his control, be longing to the plaintiff, except one blank check book, which he says the company can have if they want It. That there Is a conspiracy between the defendants, or any malfeasance ih office, or any conversion Of funds, Is specifically denied. Reformed Presbyterian Synod. Belle Center, O.. May 29.—The an nual meeting of the reformed Pres byterian synod of North America opened here today with a sermon the Rev. Dr. J. W. Coleman, the mod erator. The meeting is of consider able importance, as some matters of considerable weight will come up for consideration and decision. One bl the questions will be that fcoheefhlirt^ the adoption of the revised psaTter. The synod Includes ttie tninisters &t the denomination from all pMrts df tliS United States, Canada, Alaska, Meil co and1 Central America and every one Of the districts is well represented. A strong effort will be made to secui1* the election of the Rev. Dr. 8. O. Shaw, of this city, moderator, to suc ceed Dir. Coieman. Merge Four Copper Mines. Calumet. Mich., May 29.—It has jm*t been authoritatively announced tlflt' a gigantic merger, to Include four large Arizona copper mines controlled by Calumet. Dulutti and Pittsburg cap italists, is soon to be made. It is pro posed to organize a new corporation with $2ft.O00.000 capital to takf ov4r the Calumet and Pit tsburg-Lake Sa« perior and Pittsburg Junction and IW luth mining companies, operating tire Btsbee, Ariz., mines. These cori'-ems ore controlled by Charles Briggs, James and Thomas Hoatson, of Calu met and Thomas F. _Cole and asso ciates of Dululh. Nearly every mill' prominent in the United States steel corporation is heavily Interested. The deal will result in one of the largest copper mining corporations in tb* world. 4^ ... ..