AROUND THE STATE.
Th6re Mil be no granci jury1'at '-the
Fargo thinks Tom Baker
ought to campaigning
in his §1,000 automobile.
The ralflfall at Grand Forks 'Satur
day and Sunday was ovej,,2 inches—
the heaviest of the year. "...
Mayor Johnsonis rustling to get"the
next mating of the mayors of the
country at Fargd.
He is meeting with
Col. Lounsberry has been driving
through Ramsey county and says
they will have nearly a full crop of
flax and a half crop- of wheat up there.
C. G. Neils of the Grand Forks laun
dry found when he opened for business
in the morning that burglars had been
through Ms safe in the night and taken
Postmasters through the state have
been notified that a military posfal sta
tion has been established in China.
Uncle Sam is getting postoffices all
over the world J-
City Attorney Miller homs that the
assessments in sewer improvement
district No. 4 in Fargo are all illegal,
because of imperfect description of
v-a T. D. Harrold of Wheatland shipped
a carload of wheat of his own raising
that yielded ten bushels to tjhe acre
and went 01% pounds to the bushel of
Dr. Rindlaub is suing a Fargo horse
man for $2Q0 damages.. The horseman
sold him a valuable mare, guaranteed
to be sound, and the animal died a
little while alter the sale.
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General rain through the state the
past few days have been of great value
in putting out prairie fires.. Potatoes
have also been helped along, (toeing
backward for the lack of rain
Fleming & Leiwauxs drug storfe tras
burned at Grafton, witn a loss of sev
eral thousand dollars. A collection
of mounted heads was also destroyed,
the lot being valued at over $1,000.
Some threshing was done in Ransom
county in the latter port of July, and
it is said that in one case wheat was
harvested, threshed and ground into
flour in one hundred days from the
time the wheat was seeded. i*
A. F. Neyhart, who went to Klon
dike this spring, has returned. He is
the father of the young electrician
killed in Minneapolfs a few days ago.
His other sons, who accompanied him
to Alaska, will remain there.
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Eight new school houses will be
built in Stutsman county this year.
Besides the four school houses to be
built in Blumenfeldt, new ones will be
buia in Lowery, Mt Pleasant, New
Washington and Medina districts.
_e Russians in Stutsman county are
coming to American ways of thinking
and four school houses am to be built
in a Russian settlement. For a long
time the. Russians'have refused to edu
cate their children, but they have come
to see their error.
D. R. Pierce of Fargo is suing Mrs.'
Mahnken for a balance of some $300 for
legal services in a divorce case and
other matters. He has attached a
quarter section of land owned by the
lady in Richland'county to secure the
Grand Forks held a big republican
rally last night—the first in the state,
fjshe occasion was the meeting at the
republican state central committee.
Addresses were made by J. M. Devine,
Judge Cottiea, .John M. Cochrane and
The attorneys for the enforcement
league have had several of the bever
ages supposed to be non-intoxicating
manufactured by the various brewing
companies analyzed of jate to deter
mine ttie per cent of alcohol they oon
tained. The limit placed by the state
law is 2 per cent, but all the samples
analyzed contained more than that.
Rabat's "Melt Mead" was found to con
tain^. 57-100 per dent Hemm's "Non-
2.07-100 per cent Bast Grand
Forks brewery "No Tox" 2% per cent.
The toEai acreage under cultf^rc&icm
in Cass county this year is 31,792 acres
less than last year, according to the
assessor's books. VThe total acreage
under cultivation this year is 746,836,
against 778,028 in 1899. ..This year's
figures show that in Cass county there
866,435%. acres of farm lands
At the republican convention at
Minnewaukan the nominations were as
follows:^Auditor, A. A. .landahl
sheriff, C. L. Beaverstadt superinten
dent of schools, Torger Sihness states
attorney, E. L. Bergland county judge,
Edward Isaacs register, George Dick
inson clerk otf court, George Duncan
treasurer, E. L. Yager.
Ov«£ a million pounds of wool have
been marketed at Dickinson so flar—
'more than last year. Stockmen are
feeling very hopeful though some fear
losses during the coming winter on ac
count of shortage of feed, the grass
being quite scant. Shipments of stock,
from the range are expected to be
somewhat higher tnan last year.
Graifd Forks Herald: Max Gaulke
was in from Thompson yesterday and
says that the big storm of Saturday
was about the wooliest proposition
that ever struck that vicinity. In some
places he says the wind literally tore
the, brandies from the trees and that
the leaves were cut off by the haiil as
clean as though they had been clipped
off with a pair of scissors. Mr.
Gaulke was harvesting about two miles
from town, at the time the storm struck
and though the storm was pretty se
vere there it did no great damage and
his loss will be very slight. In add!
tion to those who suffered heavily who
were mentioned in Sunday morning's
Herald Barned Hart lost 500 acres that
he estimates would have gone 12 bush
els to the acre. J. M. O'Neale also lost
all he had. John T. Freeman, north
of Thompson, lost 480'acres. Robert
Smith in the same locality lost 160
acres of "wheat and the same amount
of flax. F. J. Duffy lost his crop on
Minnesota Point". The fall of hail, Mr.
Gaulke says, was something frightful,
On the west side of the Bragg barn it
was piled up to the depth of 18 inches.
The stones were not round as is usual,
but were all shapes, and a person
struck With one was pretty apt to know
all about it ^Mr. Gaulke said that his
hat blew oft and a large sized stone
hit him a rap on the bare head and that
he had experienced several sensations
that were far more pleasanty He
turned his horses loose after that first
salute and wrapping a blanket around
his head took shelter 'behind a watpr
till the storm abated.
British Government gets Message from
the Minister to China, Dated
Casualties Slight Since July [26—All
Wounded Doing Well, Sixty *.
Killed, 110 Wounded.
London, Aug. 8.—In the house of
commons today a telegram fronj. the
British minister dated Pekin, Aug. 3,
was read. The message is as follows:
"Today I received your telegram for
warded by the Chinese minister. Shell
and cannon fire ceased July 10, but
rifle fire from' positions held by the
Boxers and government troops con
tinued intermittenii^'.i^rhe casualties
since July 26 have been slights All
the wounded are doing well. The
total losses are sixty killed and 110
wounded. We have strengthened our
fortifications. Have over 300 •women,
children and refugees in the legation.
QUEEN VICTORIA SO CHARACTEiR
IZES THE ACTS OF- THE CHI
London, Aug. 8.—Parliament was
prorogued* today until October.
queen's speech says the situations the
African w$x 'has not reached a conclu
sion. bftt 'the invaders have been driven
beyond the frontiers and the" two cap
itals oPtiie enemy and much of their
territory Occupied. The annexation
of Orange is believed to be the first
step toward the union of the two r&cefe
and the establishment at good gov
ernment. As to China., "every elfoart
is being- made to punish this unexam
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1900.
Minister Wu is on Hand with Another
Imperial Edict from the Chinese
Say a Sufficient Escort of Troops will
be Provided when Ministers
Wish to Leave.
Communication with Home Government
Permitted if the Messages are
in Plain Language.
Washington, Aug. 8.—Minister Wu
called at the state department this
morning with an edict dated Aug. 2,
translated by Chang. The edict is in
response to Chang and Liu Kun. Yis'
memorial, proposing to send the min
isters to Tien Tsin. The edict says it
is found necessary to protect the min
isters during the disturbances. As
Pekin is not yet restored to order, pre
cautionary measures may not secure
absolute security. The ministers, be
ing consulted, proposed a plan dealing
with troops to escort them to Tien
Tsin for temporary shelter. The
edict commands Jung Lu to provide
sufficient escort to protect the minis
ters whenever they agree upon leav
ing Pekin. If the foreign ministers,
before leaving, desire to communicate
with their governments and if the tele
graphic messages should be in plain
language, the tsung li yamen shall im
mediately attend to them.
BRITISH GOVERNMENT RECEIVES
THE 'FIRST OFFICIAL NOTIFICA
TION OF THE BATTLE NEAR
London, Aug. 8.—The first official
British notification of the battle of
Peitzang Sunday was received today
from the Blitish admiral at Chefoo.
A telegram dated Aug. 6 reads: "The
allies about 12,000 strong attacked the
Chinese in an entrenched position two
miles out of Tien Tsin. The Chinese
Were driven out and retired northward,
the allies pursuing and occupying their
position. The advance on Pekin by
the,road and river has begun."
Cologne, Aug. 8—The Gazette learns
that Field MaLrshal Waldersee has been
appointed commander in Chefoo of the
allies in China.
LARGE CROWDS AT
LIS DO HONOR TO
thermometer 89 at S
Stevenson and party
the Grand Hotel while
inanity at the door
a crush of hu
movement of the party. From 10 to
11 reception was held at the home of
Mrs. Frank Fauvre, in honor of the
distinguished women here with the
candidates. There was considerable
ill-feeling this morning over the fact
thait republicans had posted a big Mc
kinley and Roosevelt lithograph which
during the night was covered by Bry
The parade from the Grand Hotel
Military Park moved sharply at 10,30
led by Grand Marshal Gerrard and the
drum corps followed by about fiftePii
marching clubs, interspersed with
bands. Carriages containing Bryan.
Stevenson and the notification com
mittee bringing up the rear. Along
the line of march the candidates werfe
lustily cheered and bpwed to the spec
tators,' occasionally standing erect.
Fully 30,000 people greeted the candi
dates. It was 2:30 when the address
of welcome by Mayor Taggart begin.
He reminded his heavers they were in
the home city of Hendricks, McDonald,
Gray, Turpie and a host of good dem
ocrats. Chairman Jones then an
nounced Congressman Richardson of
Tennessee master of ceremonies.
Mr. Bryan gave out the following
concerning Town's withdrawal: "It
was a manly and patriotic statement,
and just the thing on would exuect
from Towns Icaow
TOOK A TUMBLE
Grand Forks, Aug. 8.—YestferdSy
afternoon the "body of George Glover
was discovered near the edge of the
Red river by John Slattery, an em
ploye of the Fram. Chief Ryan was
notified and with Officers Doty and
Sullivan had the injured man removed
to the city hall, from where he was
later taken to the Deaconess hospital
and waited upon by- Dr. Duggan who
made him as comfortable as possiblie.
How the .man ever escaped' instant
death is a conundrum, as he had fallen
fully 45 feet from the N. P. railroad
bridge, and had hit upon some rocks
and a saw log or two. It is thought,
however, that he will recover, as his
only serious injuries so far as discov
ered are several broken ribs and a
slight fracture of the shoulder blade.
He was still unconscious at mid
night last night but was breathing
easier and seemed gaining rapidly.
Before the accident he was crossing the
N. P. bridge while in an intoxicated
condition. A switch engine came
along and he stepped to one side to let
it pass. He, did not fall at once, but
it is supposed that in attempting to get
back to the middle of the track he lost
his 'balance and fell to the ground be
LETTER FROM NOME
Dr. C. A. Ballard Writes Friends in the
City of the Conditions Existing
at Cape Nome.
Lots of Hardships and Difficulties, but
He Expects to Surmount them
Mick O'Connor has a letter from Dr.
Ballard at Cape Nome, written July
14. He says: "The city of Nome was
a hot one-at first. There was at least
one man killed, every day and some
times two or three. The soldiers are
acting as police and keep things quiet
now. The place is like western towns
of early days, every'other building a
variety theatre and gambling saloon
Combined. There is not much gold
being taken out at present because of
lack of water, the rainy season being
about three weeks late. I have been
all over the Nome district and have
seen some very rich claims, which
will be worked as soon as the rains
provide water enough. Some places
will provide as high as $1,000 a day to
the man. ..
Prices are great here. A chicken
dinner costs $6. Steak, $3 coffee was
5o cents a cup but now is 25. Bread
is 25 cents a loaf, and so on. Pota
toes sell by the pound, as high as 5
cents. These prices will come down,
however, as the place is so near the
ocean that freight' can easily toe
handled. Laborers receive $1 and $1.50
an hour. Teams were $10 an hoiir
but have fallen to $7.50.
There is every chance for a man to
make money here." The country is
practically unknown. No one knows
how rich the mountains back of Nome
are and almost all the people believe
the gold came from them. New finds
are being made every day but a man
must hustle to get any property and
must get out into the country.
As to a man's coming here to make
money, mining is a gamble and &
gamble of the worst kind. For in
stance, I know of a man who landed
here June 30 and July 5 sold a claim
for $8,000. Others have loafed around
for a year and found nothing. An
other crowd of fellows came up on
the same boat I did. There were four
of them and they found claims which
they are selling to an English syndi
cate for $250,000. A man to meet
with success must prepare to face all
kinds of dangers of ice, snow and cold
such as is known nowhere else and do
the hardest kind of work in the world,
that is, packing a load oq your back
all summer and running after a dog
team all winter. The question of sup
ply is a serious one where the stores
are 100 to 500 miles apart and many a
man faces starvation during the win
ter. I know and am living with a fel
low who ate fourteen out of his
®*£hteen dogs to keep alive two years
ago. After two years of hard work
you may not have a cent to show for
your time and money spent, but for my
part I am going to stay here until I
make it rieh or u»e trying.
R. N. Stevens a,nd W. T. Perkins
are here and Steve uas a good place as
I/. S. court commissioner. I
THE SMALLPOX EPIDEMIC
Rolla, N. D., Aug. 8.—Mayor Getch
ell of Devils Lake came tonight to in
vestigarte smallpox among the Indians.
There are seventeen cases already and
three deaths. The Indiiaa police? are
guarding and quarantining the cases.
The town ip qu^santined against &e
re at on
TO TEST THE EDICT
W ashington Officials Preparing a Mes
sage to Test the Imperial Edict
\*f of the Chinese.
Message will be Sent to Minister Con
ger, Promising Him Speedy Re-.
lief at P?kin.
Urged to Impress upon the Chinese that
Washington, Aug. 8.—A reply to
Minister Conger's dispatch is being
prepared at the state department to
test the imperial edict, which agrees to
open communication., When the
message is prepared Secretary Root
will submit it by wire to President Mc
Kinley at Canton for his approval. It
is to be in Pekin this afternoon. It
is said to nold out to Conger hope of
speedy relief, that the world is watch
ing with admiration the gallant de
fense of the legations,. and inquires as
to the attitude of the Chinese govern
ment itself, wnether the imperial
troops are attacking tie lega
tions under its orders or revolutionary
soldiers. It urges strong representa
tions be made to the effect that the
powers hold China to the. strictest ac
countability "if harm befalls the diplo
Admiral Remey cables from Taku
Aug. 6, via Chefoo Aug. 8: "Chaffee
reports that Japanese took Peitzang
on the morning of Aug. 5. The en
gagement was over before the Ameri
cans could arrive. The movement
will probably be continued to Yang
PHARMACISTS OF THE STATE
ELECT OFFICERS AT THE AN
NUAL MEETING IN FARGO.
Fargo, Aug. 8.—At tne annual meet
ing of the State Pharmaceutical Asso
ciation, the following officers' were
J. M. S. Wilser, Fargo, president.
A. C. Grant, St. Thomas, vice presi
W. S. Parker, Lisbon, secretary and
S. McDonald, Grand Forks, local sec
Executive Committee—P. C. Rem
ington, Bismarck C. R. Meredith,
Casselton D. F. Siegfried, Sanborn.
Grand Forks was voted the next
meeting place of the association in
August, 1901, at which time its mem
bers will be given an outing at Bemiji.
MASKED ROBBERcS HOLD UP POST
OFFICE CLERK AT NEW ENG
LAND AND SECURE SMALL
AMOUNT OF MONEY.
Dickinson, Aug. 8.—Deputy Postmas
ter Noble of New England, a email
place south of Dickinson, was held up
last night and robbed. Fortunately
the drawer contained but $10. Five
hundred dollars in cash and checks be
longing to the store in the same build
ing was overlooked. The highway
men held a gun at Noble's head .and
walked him half a mile from .town
where they left him and rode away.'
Fargo, Aug. S.—The rainfall of Sat
urday and Sunday while of untold
damage to crops will in a way benefit
a portion of the country, especially
where the fields are being plowed. The
average precipitation on Saturday was
67 inches, and on Sunday 1.65 inches.
To this section of the county the
damage was not in the storm itself al
though considerable grain was lodged.
effect of the storm—oppres
sive damp weather, if continuing to the
end of the week, will destrop thous
ands of bushels. The grain in shock
has already turned a bluish color and
will sprout within a few days.
Grain In shock will necessarily be
spread to dry. ^4|The bundles are wet
v: ,S!-THIRTY ARRESTED.
Rome, Aug. —Thirty anarchists
were arrested here today. Some re
sisted, barricading their housed. A
regular siege was established until they
surrendered.-^ Some claimed to be ill,
and were carried to the station slung in
bedclothes. King Victor arrived a/t
li o'clock this morning. He was
grectied at the station by all of the
ables at court. Crowds in the. street:
were silent They cheered when the
king reached the palace of the quirinal.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE NAME®
BY THE REPUBLICAN STATE
CENTRAL COMMITTEE FOR THE
The executive committee of the
publican state central committee is
composed of one member from each
judicial district as follows: First dis
trict, J. G'. Hamilton, Grand Forks
Second district, A. J. Voight, of Ob'er
on Third district, G. D. Brown of Far-'
go Fourth district, Ed Pierce, Shel
don Fifth district, no selection was
made Sixth district, A. C. McGillivray,
Dickinson Seventh district, Alvin
Robertson, Grafton. In the Fifth dis
trict the selection was left to the can
didates from the district, and it is
probable Major Black of Valley City
will be chosen.
CRUEL TO ANIMALS
Jamestown, Aug. 8.—On complaint
of Mrs. Smith of Melville, a new comer
from: Missouri, Dr. L. C. L'Moore was
sent to Melville to examine a 2-year
old heifer owned by Mr. Smith which,
it is claimed, was killed by Pfaff, a
neighbor. The doctor found the body
of the cow on the prairie five miles
west of Melville just off the Pfaff farm.
The cow was hobbled and lay with one
shoulder dislocated and the other both,
dislocated and broken. The vertebra
bones were broken down over the -hips,
right hock lacerated and evidences
showed that the tail had been cut off
to hide where it had been broken and
if half the stories floating about re
garding Pfaff, who is a Russian, are
true, the authorities should care for
him. He is said to have killed a
of mules and maimed other of his stock
in a most cruel manner.' His neigh
bors are afraid of him and avoid his
place, Pfaff living alone with his wife
only, the remainder of the
living with him.
The heifer killed was trespassing on
his range and, it is said, injured noth
ing more than the grass it ate.
Milwaukee, Aug. 8.—The state re
publicans met at noon and nominated
Former Congressman LaFollette for
governor on a platform reaffirming
national planks, and declaring for a
primary election law wnich shall abol
ish primaries and caucuses. The rest
of the slate as fixed went through.
STEVE IS IT.
Forum: The chief dispenser
justice at Cape Nome, in fact the only
one for that district, is
who was appointed by U. S. Judge
Noyes, formerly of Devils Lake, to suc
ceed two other commissioners. It is
a nice berth for "Steve,' and it's a safe
bet he will see that order prevails in.
Noma Of the appointment The Seat
tle Daily Times says in its Nome News:
Without conflict of any kind,
United States Court Commissioner
Stevens on July 2, displaced Swinehart
and Shepard at Nome, who had been
acting there previous to his arrival, and
held his first session in the tent at toe
barracks occupied for the last few
weeks by what has been known as
"Shepard's Court." The latter had a
few matters pending before him, but
owing to the order issued by Judge
only legal commissioner in the Nome
precinct, he turned over his unfinished
work and quit. Swinehart, too, *weojt
out of the judicial business without
a murmur. Judge Noyes expected to
leave for St. Michaei on the United
States transport Seward the next day.
Before going from Nome ae had notice
published of the sitting of court hers
in thirty days from date.
RATE INCLUDES aLL EXPENSES
—ST. PAUL jxND MINNEAPOLIS
30,000 Islands, Georgian Bay .$35.00
Niagara Falls atid return .v.".. 46.00
Portland, Me, and return 35.00
1000 Islands and return ... 60.00
Quebec and return 75.00
Boston and Wturn 99.00
Get full particulars.^' Wrtte W.
Callaway, G. |^f.. Soo Litter Minn^j
apoMs, .Miim. fifg vl
The large German, dockyards
so busy building warships
fears are being expressed tSuyt will
soon toe necessary to have merchant
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