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Section. I^State NEWS The Griggs County Courier man is thankful to be out of quaiantine. Linton wants a doctor, whether any one is sick theTe or not. A 480 acre tract near Hankinson re cently soldifor $10,000. Valley City hopes to get an exten sion of the Milwaukee road from Far lean. The selfish single men of Grand Forks have organized a bachelors' club. Valley City is preparing to entertain the firemen at this year's tournament in royal style. The law students of the state univer sity will shortly establish a monthly publication. E. T. Kraabel of Hope was elected president of the North Dakota Retail •Grocers' association. Anna Callahan has been appointed postmistress at Casselton, and Thos. Wilham at Ellendale. Minnesota's game warden "copped" out a nice mess of white grouse, shipped from Buford this week. The State Hardware Dealers' associa tion took a fall out of the "merger" proposition and adjourned. On March 2d a large party of Iowans will leave for Devils Lake region. Tht spring rush has commenced. Twenty cars of immigrants' move ables and fifty people from Iowa came west over the Soo Thursday. The state industrial school wants to break in on the school funds to the extent of $30,000 for a new building. Editor Smith of the Oakes Repub lican hasn't proceeded beyond "we stop-the-press-to-announce" stage yet, Kidder county collected $25,000 out of §30,000 levied, which indicates the faith as well as the prosperity of the property owners. The institution for feeble minded is to be erected in Grafton this season— something over $30,000 being now available. Wolves are becoming so plentiful near Jamestown the services of Uncle Ben Corbin may be needed in that direction. The warm weather up in Mcllenry made a dog go mad an.i several cattle have since died—the dog finally being cornered in a hen coop. Walsh county has $200,000 in the county treasury which moves the Graf ton Record to philanthropically urge the building of a hospital. Dr. C. C. Young, having graduated in medicine, will now open an office with the N. P. people, Chicago, for the sale of North Dakota lands. Lloyd W. Wells was so pleased with Souris, the terminal town of the Rugby extension of the Great Northern, he moved his paper, the Republican, from Bisbee. The Hackney-Boynton Land company recently sold 11,505 acres of Stutsman county land to the American Live Stock company for ranch purposes for approx im ately $26,000. The new settlers in the western and northern parts of the state are having a snap to what the old timers experienced •a quarter of a century ago, says the Farge Forum—an ol mer that knows The constitution of the state ol North Dakota provides that the state school fund may be loaned to! farmers under certain restrictions, at a low rate of interest, an amount not exceed ing one-third the actual value of the land to be loaned on any one quarter section. The population of the state according to the government census of 1900 was 319,146. It is now considerably over 400,000. The population of the lead ing cities in 1900 was as follows: Fargo, 9,589 Grand Forks, 7,652 Bis marck, 3,319 Jamestown, 2,853 Val ley City, 2,446 Grafton, 2378 Wah peton, 2,228 Dickinson, 2,076 Devils Lake, 1,729 Mandan, 1,658. All have materially increased in population and importance since the census year. John Homan, the baker, will erect a fine two-story brick on his Fourth street lot this year. He will put in a first class restaurant in connection with his bakery. Ole Johnson, the tilo sidewalk man, is making a superior quality of blocks this winter, in readiness for the con templated ew walks all over the city this season. The beat ice—and more of it—than -ever before—is now being put up In Bismarck. Fire at an Early Hour This Morning Destroys the Park Avenue Hotel In New York. Flames Originate In the Armory of the Seventy first Regiment and Spread to Hotel. Guests Awakened by Crash of Falling Walls and Many Jump from the Windows to Ground. New York, Feb. 22.—The Park Ave nue Hotel and the armory of the Sev enty-first regiment, National Guard, at Thirty-second and Thirty-third streets were destroyed by fire this morning. A conservative estimate places the number of lives lost at 18, and the number of injured at 50. The property loss is estimated at two mil lion dollars. Firemen and others did heroic work during the progress of the flames and scores of unconscious were carried out of the burning hotel. The flames originated in the Sev enty-first regiment armory at 2 o'clock, and reduced thajt building to ashes in half an hour. Leaping to the Park Avenue Hotel, sparks flew through thr open window to the sixth floor, it is claimed, and set fire to inflammable hotel furnishings. Meantime the am munition in the armory began explod ing, felling the walls of that structure in a series of crashes and shocks. In the hotel, which was rapidly filled with dense smoke, panic reigned among the guests who were awakened by crashing noises and shouts of the people, and found themselves in the midst of dense choking smoke. Then it was they sought egress, some taking option of jumping, while others felt their way about in effort to find stairways. The firemen soon rushed up scaling lad ders to the windows yelling to the peo ple on the sills to hold on until they could be reached and many were taken down in this manner. Among the dead are TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1902. ex-Congressman Robbins of Alabama, and Col. Piper, U. S. A. MAKE A CAPTURE BRITISH SCOUTS CAPTURE A BOER FORCE AND MAKE A NUMBER OF PRISONERS. London, Feb. 22.—A dispatch from Lord Kitchener says Colonel Park with o00 mounted scouts recently surprised a Boer force at Nooitgedcht, Trans vaal Colony, and captured 104 pris oners, together with a quantity of mu nitions of war and a number of horses and wagons. TIDAL WAVES FATAL MANY LIVES LOST ON SOUTH AM ERICAN COAST BY TIDAL WAVE. Panama, Colombia. Feb. 22.—Tidal waves on the Salvadorian coast have caused the loss of more than fifty lives and the parital destruction of seven villages. WE MAY DIG NOW FINAL RATIFICATIONS OF THE HAY-PAUNCEFOTE TREATIES HAVE BEEN EXCHANGED. Washington, Feb. 22.—The final rat ifications of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty, giving England's assent to the con struction of a canal across Central America by the United States hav€ been exchanged at the state depart ment. There was very little cere mony about the exchange of ratifica tions. THE WAR TAX MEASURE. Washington, D. C., Feb. 22.—It is likly that the repeal of the war tax measure that passed the house una mously Monday will not be put through the senate for some time and there is a feeling among the senators that the demands in the way of appropriations be considered well before repealing a measure yielding $77,000,000 revenue. THE DAY AT WASHINGTON Washington, D. C., Feb. 22.—Th day is being properly observed here, all departments and business houses being closed. The Sons and Daugh ters of the Revolution and other patri otic societies are holding appropriate exercises. OF INTEREST TO BEER DRINKERS. Washington, D. C., Feb. 22.—Repre sentative South wick of New York wants better beer and his bill in con gress provides that no other products besides barley, wheat and rice shall enter into the manufacture of beer and ale.. (FEAR FOR MISS STONE pbmarcli pitilij ©ribtme. POSSIBLE THAT SHE HAS BEEN SPIRITED AWAY OR MURDERED BY THE BRIGANDS. Washington, Feb. 22.—Fear is ex pressed that Miss Stone has again been spirited away or murdered by brig ands, even before the ransom was paid. It is estimated at the state de partment that fifteen days have now elapsed since the money for Miss} Stone's ransom was paid to agents of the brigands. STUDENTS ON STRIKE MEMBERS OF FRESHMEN CLASS IN IOWA UNIVERSITY STRIKE BECAUSE OF SUSPENSION OF CLASSMATES. Iowa City, la., Feb. 22.—Thirty eight members of the freshmen med ical class of the university of Iowa to day went on a strike when nine of their classmates were suspended for parti cipating in a lecture-room row, during which Miss Olga Avikionf, a Russian student, was injured. WEST MISSOURI METROPOLIS SEAT OF GOVERNMENT OF ONE OF THE LARGEST COUNTIES IN THE STATE-SOME OTHER MOR TON COUNTY TOWNS. Mandan, situated on the west side of the great Missouri river, is one of the hustling, wide awake towns of this west ern empire, and its citizens are possessed of that enterprising spirit that insures a continuation of the high degree of pros perity that is now being enjoyed. It is the chief trading mart of a wide scope of country, extending from the Knife river on the north to the Cannon Ball on the south, embracing a strip of from forty to fifty miles on either side. It is sur rounded on all sides by a country that is rich in natural resources, and in no section of the great Missouri Slope country are there more fertile acres than are within the borders of Morton county, of which Mandan is the seat of govern ment and commercial center. Its hills, the heritage of its herds and flocks, are sodded with the richest grasses that grow anywhere on these western ranges and its valleys possess wonderful fertil ity. Mandan is the division headquarters of the Northern Pacific railroad, midway between Fargo and Glendive, having ex tensive roundhouses, machine shops, coal docks, etc., its monthly pay ro~~ amouuting to thousands of dollars. On the banks of the Heart river, which flows through the town, is located the largest flouring mill in the state. Here, also, in the level valley of the Heart, are located the State Fair grounds, where annually are held exhibitions of the products of the fields, ranges and feed lots, and in no state just passing through the pioneer period are better exhibits shown. The Little Heart creamery, just west of town, is a Mandan institution, and by the superior quality of its product, has done much to attract attention in the east to the wonderful adaptability of this section as a dairy region. Morton county's court house—an ele gant three-story brick structure—is one of the finest county buildings in the state, and the city has good hotels and many fine brick business blocks. Mandan has two banks that figure among the leading fiduciary institutions of the state as among the most solid— the First National and the State Bank of Morton county. Their statements show a steady increase in deposits and in amount of surplus. NEW SALEM. Twenty-eight miles west of Mandan is the prosperous town of New Salem, in the midst of a community of as thrifty farmers as are to be found anywhere in the state. It is the headquarters for some half dozen creameries that are scattered over the country contiguous to the town, and it is perhaps due to these as much as to any one cause that so many evidences of thrift exist. The buildings in town and country are, in large measure, modern and up-to-date, all showing that its people are enjoying an era of prosperity that is permanent and lasting, and that its commercial and agricultural operations have struck the level of adaptability to natural environ ment. There are inexhaustible deposits of a superior quality of coal in close proximity to town. HEBRON. Hebron is near the western boundary of Morton county, and it, too, is in the midst of an environment that is rich in agricultural resources, having cream eriesand a flouring mill, where the best products of the field and dairy are re duced to the form most nearly ap proaching the household necessities. All these towns are enjoying a good healthy trade, because the farmers and merchants in the mid^t of whom they are situated are prosperous. GLEN ULLIN. Glen Ullin is another Morton county town that is thriving as a result of its being surrounded by an incomparably rich agricultural district. Here also area number of creameries, and the quality of their product is gaining wide repute east and west, and have already done much to demonstrate that nowhere are the native grasses so well adapted to the manufacture of dairy products as on this great West Missouri plain. HEY IJI 1M Former Attorney General Said to Have Declared Railroad Merger Will Not Hold Goo'1. Opinion Alleged to Have Been Given Burlington Officials When Deal Was First Talked. Stated That the Northern Securities Company May Not Carry Case to the Courts. Minneapolis, Feb. 22.—W. E. Has kell, proprietor of the Times of this city, wires his paper from New York: The belief today in the street among the men of the inner circle is that the Northern Securities company will not stand the test in the courts. It is moreover asserted that Mr. Morgan and his associates, knowing the senti ment of the administration and of the country, will not permit the test to be made in the courts. I learned today from a very prominent banker in Bos ton, a man whose name is as well known on State street as that of Mr gan of Wall street, that he was in formed by Richard Olney, attorney general under Cleveland, that Olney was consulted by the oflicials of the Burlington road when the merger was first contemplated, and that he ha given them as his opinion, after care ful study and research, that the merger would not and could not stand the tesi of the Sherman law. This opinion is considered as valuable as a dictum from a chief justice and is having its influence." PHILIPPINE QUESTION SENATOR McCUMBER DELIVERS AN ADDRESS SUPPORTING GOV ERNMENT POLICY. Washington, Feb. 22.—In the dis cussion of the Philippine question, Mr. McCumber, North Dakota, presented a carefully prepared address in support of the administration policy on the Philippine question. He did not think that congress had the moral right to bind the hands of the American peo ple, of the future, by prematurely pledging them to any particular course. In conclusion he said that the com mercial advantages of the Philippine Islands should be considered but they were overshadowed by three great du ties—duty to the people of the Philip pines, to the people of the world and to the United States. When these duties had been performed, and when all had been done for the betterment of the Philippines, that could be don by the United States, then it would be time to determine what should be the final disposition of the islands so far as this country was concerned. SENATORS IN A FIGHT VICIOUS FIST FIGHT ON FLOOR OF SENATE BETWEEN TILLMAN AND M'LAURIN. Washington, Feb. 22.—In the senate this afternoon a fist fight occurred be tween Senators Tillman and M'Laurin. McLaurin said Tillman's statement re garding him was a "willful, malicious and deliberate lie." Tillman jumped over the chairs and struck McLaurin in the face. A vicious encounter en sued. Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms Layton sprang between them and sev eral senators seized the men and parted them. DEMOCRATS MEET. PROMINENT DEMOCRATS OF THF COUNTRY WILL MEET AT NEW YORK TONIGHT TO DISCUSS THEIR DIFFERENCES. New York, Feb. 22.—Democrats from nearly every state in the union will meet tonight at the Manhattan club to discuss differences. Among the speakers will be J. G. Carlisle, David B. Hill, W. Bourke Cochran, Patrick Collins of Boston, Edward M. S. How ard and Judge Charles S. Truax. Grover Cleveland will not be present but he has sent a long letter which it is understood outlines plans for the rehabilitation of the party. W. J. Bryan was invited but sent a letter of regret. THREE DAYS TO QUIT. Barcelona, Feb. 22.—The captain general has allowed the rioters three days in which to deliver up all arms. After the expiration of that time any person found in possession of arms will be tried by drumhead court mar tial. HENRY MAY BE LATE FURIOUS "STORM AT NEW YORK MAY DELAY THE CROWN PRINCE. New York, Feb. 22.—Snow followed by rain and sleet today created in this city and vicinity the most disagreeable weather conditions known in many years. It is feared Crown Prince Wilhelm with Prince Henry on board, will be delayed by the gale. New York, Feb. 22, 4 p. m.—The Crown Prince Wilhelm with Prince Henry on board has not yet been re ported. Wireless telegraphy stations have been endeavoring since early morning to reach the ship but no sig nals have been received. Weathei outside Sandy Hook is thick. TWINS AT MEDORA A DAUGHTER AND A NEWSPAPER CAME ALONG AT THE SAME TIME. Medora, N. D., Feb. 22.—There were two births in Medora today, first a daughter to States Attorney and Mrs. W. T. Denniston, second a newspaper to Medora. The latter is named The Little Missourian. DEVILS LAKE INDIANS REPORT OF SPECIAL INSPECTOR SAYS THEY HAVE NOT AD VANCED AS THEY SHOULD HAVE—RATIONS RECOMMENDED DISCONTINUED TO FORT BER THOLD INDIANS. Washington, Feb. 22.—The secretary of the interior, in a communication to congress, gives an interesting report of the condition of the Indian service in the various states. The investigation made by Frank C. Armstrong was to ascertain what pro gress the Indians are making in the art of civilization, the propriety of re ducing the size of their reservations and the advisability of continuing an nuity payments in the northwest. The investigations were made principally in North Dakota concerning the Devils Lake Indians in that state. Mr. Arm strong says their advancement is not near as much as it should have been. He said that these Indians are back ward and lack progress. As to the Turtle Mountain band In spector Armstrong says they are in dustrious and are trying to earn their support by hard labor. Concerning the Indians at Fort Berthold. the state ment is made that they are well ad vanced in civilization. "But they are too well cared for," says Mr. Arm strong. He recommends that rations be no longer issued to them. CAPITOL GOSSIP. Governor and Mrs. White have spent several days at Valley City this week, and the routine affairs of the gover nor's office have been under the effi cient charge of Elizabeth Waggoner, stenographer to the governor. State Auditor Carlblom returned to Forman this week, after having at tended the meeting of the state board of university and school lands. The state auditor has been suffering for the past three weeks with an attack of grippe and has not yet completely recovered. T. H. Poole, M. M. Cook, W. A. Brown and C- L. Merrick are four bright young men at the state capitol who have organized the Missouri Slope Realty company, for the purpose of dealing in North Dakota and especially Missouri slope lands. The gentlemen are fully qualified to conduct a suc cessful business. Under the supervision of the state department of public instruction, lec tures covering important and timely topics are being delivered at the var ious educational institutions of the state. In this line of work Superin tendent Devine went this week to Grand Forks where he delivers a lec ture appropriate to Washington's birthday to the students of that insti tution. Hon. Ford. Leutz, state commissioner of insurance, was down from Hebron this week, consulting with Deputy Gilbreath regarding the affairs of the office. Mr. Leutz expects a large at tendance at the creamery meeting to be held at New Salem today and hopes the meeting will be of much benefit to the creamery men of the western part of the state. Professor Kauffman. state dairy commissioner. Commissioner of Agriculture Turner and others will be in attendance. Mr. Leutz says nothing has been heard yet regarding the offer of his company to buy a million acres of laud from the Northern Pacific road west of the river. Pages 17 to 24 FIVE-CENTS [HE If OF IHE Judge Pollock Administers the Sti£fest Sentence Ever Given Under State Prohibition Law. N. A. Way ^Sentenced to Six Months In Jail and a Fine of a Thousand Dollars. Way Filed Affidavit Against Judge Cowan and Got Out of Frying Pan Into Fire. Devils Lake, N. D., Feb. 22.—The hardest blow ever given in this coun try to transgressors of the prohibition law was today administered to N. A. Way at the hands of Judge Pollock of Fargo. Way was fined $1,000 and given a six months sentence in the county jail, besides being taxed up with the costs, amounting to $284. If the fine is not paid the jail sentence is a year. The fine and costs become a lien against any property he may pos sess. Fred Baker received propor tionately the same sentence. If there is any humor in the ease it is that Way filed an affidavit of preju dice against Judge Cowan who sat in the trial of Way a few days previous, in which the jury disagreed. Judge Pollock was immediately summoned and a new jury called, who convicted Way with the result as above outlined. POLITICS STIRRING GRAND FORKS MUNICIPAL ELEC TION BEGINNING TO ATTRACT LOCAL ATTENTION. Grand Forks, Feb. 22.—There are in dications that the coming city cam paign here will be a lively one and there is a good deal of interest taken in it as it will be the first contest for th^ chief place on the ticket that there has been for eight years. Mayor Dinnie is away and it is not known what his position is. The friends of Dr. H. M. Wheeler have circulated a petition nominating him for the position, and yesterday he authorized a statemen. that he was a candidate. Meantime the friends of Dinnie have not been idle, and they have just concluded to place the mayor again in nomination. A petition to this effect is now being circulated and will be filed with the auditor unless Mr. Dinnie d. -lines to run, which is not expected. CROPS OF 1901 NORTH DAKOTA RAISED 250 i!LSH ELS OF WHEAT, 100 BUSHELS OF FLAX, 75 BUSHELS OF OATS AND $7U WORTH OF CATTLE FOR EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD IN THE STATE. The fame of North Dakota as a pro ducer of wheat has gone far and wide, but beyond this but little is known of the resources of our fair state by the public at large. The general impres sion of the east is apparently that it is a comparative wilderness, with a frigid climate, small population, small resources, and small prospects. It is true that only a comparatively small proportion of the state is yet under cultivation, and that the short period of about thirty years practically com prises the history of the state's devel opment. Some figures may serve to some extent to correct the wrong im pression of the state's resources, as well as indicating some of the reasons for its prosperity. During the season of 1901 this state raised an average of 250 bushels of wheat. 100 bushels of flax, and 75 bushels of oats to every man, woman and child in the state. It has an average of $70 worth of live stock to every man. woman and child in the state. It has raised during the last year not only the largest wheat crop of any state in the union, but at the same time has raised more than half of the entire flax crop of the United States, and besides has raised its full share of oats, barley, rye, po tatoes. and hay. North Dakota is new as a corn raising state, but during 1001 raised about two million bushels of corn. In the way of vegetables and root crops, etc., the amounts have not been so large, comparatively little having been raised except for local markets and home use. but the aggre gate value thereof will amount to many hundred thousand dollars. North Da kota has more than doubled its farm acreage during the past ten years.— Grand Forks Herald. BEVERIDGE AT CHICAGO. Chicago. 111., Feb. 22.—There Is a general observance of the day here. Senator Albert Beveridge of Indiana is the orator of the day.