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"STRICKEN WITH APOPLEXY. Sylvanus Whitney, a Prominent and Wealthy Citizen, drops dead in tbe Postoftice. "In the midst of life we are in death." Never was this solemn warning of the burial service more terribly and impres sively illustrated than in the sudden death of Sylvanus Whitney on Monday. The old gentleman, who was the picture of healthy old age, attended services at the Baptist church last evening and started this morning for the postoflice, seemingly ap hale and hearty as ever, fie entered the postoffica about 10 o'clock, called for and secured his mail and re tired to the south east corner of the room. Here he started to open his letters, but was suddenly overcome by a faintness and sank down into a sitting posture. At this juncture Dr. Cloes and Harry Flint entered the lobby, and see ing Mr. "Whitney in the corner the latter remarked that the old gentleman liad probably fallen asleep. His appearance excited their cuuriositv, however, and upon investigation was found to be in a dying condition., He was removed to the west window where after several gasps for breath the heart stopped beating. Death resulted about five minutes after the attack. Frank Brown was requested by several gentlemen present to take charge of the remains, which were tem porarily taken to the undertaking rooms of Brown & Co., while a messenger went to Mr. Whitney's residence on Third avenue south and broke the news to his •wife. The body was afterwards removed to the residence about noon. Dr. Cloes and Dr. Thorold who were present at the postoflice decided that death was caused by a sudden attack of apoploxy. The corpse was remarkably life like in ap pearance, the mild and pleasant expres sion being especially noticeable. Mr. Whitney was an old resident of Jamestown. Coming from Nova Scotia in 1879, he purchased a block of 7,000 acres of railroad land, situated about twenty-five miles south of the city. He soon after moved his family here and took 'up his permanent residence with his wife and a daughter who died about two years ago. Mr. Whitney was a large investor in Jamestown and Stutsman county property, and was generally rated a weal thy man. He was a gentleman of strict morals and strong convictions w&s a member of a church in his old Canadian home and a regular attendant at the Bap tist church in this city. He was 72 years old, and leaves a wife, two mar ried sons in Nova Scotia, and an unmar ried daughter inNewark, N. J., to mourn his loss. Mr. Whitney will be buried by the side of his daughter in Highland Home ceme tery. The date of the funeral will not he announced until his children are heard from, and will probably not occur before Friday. HE VISITED THE COAST. A Dakota Editor's Impressions of Washington Territory. A former editor of the Leola Blade has just returned from a visit to AiVashing ton territory, and writes as follows to that paper: There are some of your readers I know who are looking to Washington territory with eager eyes. To all- such I will say, if you cannot be contented in Dakota, go there by all means, and go in the winter HS I did, and if after three weeks of rain and tiilld and rheumatism you are not readv to return, Stay for water I have had it. The atmosphere was saturated with it the ground was covered with it the sidewalks and build ings were slimy with it rooms were grimy with it beds were vapor baths sheep and cattle were gathered on hills and peaks, looking like re'rriiniscences of a second deluge. Hens were roostiilg pu stumps and gasping for dry, air, which they did not get. The gulches, streets, ditchesv sewers and gutters were run ning strearris of water, anil mud, and tilth. Mo^S covers the houses, the rocks, the trees, tffe stumps, and even some of the people are termed "mossbacks." Not only ducks and geese,, but turkeys, chick ens, and Indians aw web-footed, and other people who are not wish they were before they pass forty-eight hours west of the Cascade mountains. Money in Vegetables. Thos. J. Bratt, who lives nine miles southwest of Carrington, and two xniles aad a half north of the Hawks nest, in Wells county, was in the city Monday, and gave some figures to D. C. Griftin in regard to his farming operations, which will be of interest as showing the results of proper cultivation. He harvested 1100 bushels of wheat from fifty-one acres of land—an average per acre of twettty-two bushels. Hia greatest success, however, was in the line of gardening to which purpose he devoted three-quarters of an .-acre. Mr. Bratt raised eaough for his own .table, gave away large quantities of veg etables to his neighbors, and sold $110 worth. In addition to this be also sent .some samples of the vegetables by Rob ,ert Hunter to the state fair at St. Paul. Mr. Bratt's experience demonstrates how wonderfully productive a small spot can .be made by proper attention, and may prove a pointer to some Stutsman county farmers who have been known to pur chase vegetables and other farm products in tewn instead of having enough and to spare of their own raising. $£71.21 Tor a Guess. Thereadersof our paper will be inter jested in .knowing that the proprietors of Warner's Log Cabin Remedies" will pay .8371.21 iu cash for the best answer to the ^questionWhat is the hole for that is in -the outside of th© chimney of the old fashioned log cabin, as represented in the trade-mark of' Warner's Log Cabin Reme dies A pamphlet with a pictureof such a log cabin can.be procured at any drug store. The answers must be sent by mail to H. H. Warner & Cpv, proprietors of the celebrated "Warner's Safe Cure," Roches- N.Y.., before April 10th 1888. But oDe ans wer from each contestant will be consid tv». y* longer. I longed ered. It must be signed with the real name giving post-office address, and must state that the party has purchased and used at least one of the following remedies: Warner's Log Cabin Sarsaparilla, coming Total Los*. ST. PAUL, Warner's Log Cabin Hops and Buchu Remedy' Warner's Log Cabin Cough and consump tion Remedy, Warner's Log Cabin Extract Warner's Log Cabin Liver Pills, Warner's Log Cabin Rose Cream (for catarrh, etc( Warner's Log Cainb Scalpine(for the scalp and hair), Warner's Log Cabin Plasters. The answers will be referred to an impar tial committe for decision, which will be announced April 10th, 1888. Letters of inquiry will not be answered. ST. VALENTINE'S DAY. Origin of the Day and its Peculiar Observances. Tuesday was ihc day when school girls longingly linger in tho post office when Mushing boys waste their lsist nickle on a daubed pic ture and three lines of doggerel. The world grows gray but the child that is born today is no wiser than the child of years or centuries ago, and this ancient and time honored custom, altered only to meet ihe changing con ditions of the times,during the many cen turies it has weathered, is as much and as essential an institution of the young people today as in the old days of the Roman emperor, in whose reign its origin is traced. Tho following history of the day will bo read with interest at this time: The origin of the peculiar observances of St. Valentino's Day is subject of some obscurity. The saint himself, who was a priest of Rome, and was martyred in the Third century, seems to have had nothing to do with the matter beyond the accident of his day being used for the purpose. Mr. Donee, in his illustrations of Shakespeare, says: "It was tho practice in ancient Rome, during a great part of the month of February, to celcbrato the Lupercalia, which were feasts in honor of Pan and Juno, whenco tho latter deity was named ITebruata, Februalis and Februella. On this occasion, amidst a variety of cere monies, the names of young women were put in a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed. The pastors of the early Christian church, who by every possible means endeavored to eradicate tho vestiges of pagan super stitions, and chiefly by some commu tations of their forms, substituted in the present instance the name of particular saints instead of those of tho women, and as tho festival of the Lupercalia had com menced about tho middle of February, they appear to have chosen St. Valentine's day for celebrating the new feast because it occurred at nearly tho same time. This is, in part, the opinion of the learned com piler of the lives of tho saints. It would seem, however, that it was utterly im possible to extirpate altogether any cerc mony to which tho common people had been much accustomed, a fact which it was easy to prove in tracing the origin of various other popular superstitions, and accordingly the outline of the ancient cere monies wag preserved, but modified by some adaptation to the Christian system. It is reasonable to suppose that the above practice of choosing mates Would gradu ally become reciprocal in the sexes, and that all persons so chosen would be called valentines, from the, day on which the ceremony took place." Tho Valentine Social. Geo. Brewitt's place, on south Fifth ave., was handsomely decorated Monday night for the Valentine social given by the ladies of the Episcopal church. Quite a number of young people were present, and festivities were coiitiiiued to a late hour. An excellent supper was served, a number of couples from the dance across the street over to partake thereof. Considering the weather, the_ social was a verv successful affair, netting twenty eight dollars. DISASTROUS FIRE. ef, PAUL VISITED BY ANOTHER CON FLAGRATION-. FOOT, senU &COMPANY'S WHOLE' SAI.1! SHOE fiOUSK m?RV»I, And the Ryan Drag Company'* Sffftlt Damaged $13,000—Scene of tlie Fire Exactly Opposite the Smoldering Ruins of Beaupre, Iteogb Company's Build ing—Stock and Machinery Nearly Feb. 14.—Another disastrous fire visited the wholesale district Monday morning. About 6 o'clock the mercurial alarm iu the Ilyan block called the fire department to the corner of Fast Third street and Wacouta. Tho upper two stories of that portion of the build ing occupied by Foot, Schulze & Co. were filled with smoke. The Ryan block is immediately opposite the building of Beaupre, Keogli & Co., which burned several weeks ago, and whose ruins are still smouldering. Despite the efforts to sup press it, the fire soon had possession of the entire portion occupied by Foot, Schulze & Co. The fire, as nearly as could be judged by the firemen, origi nated on the fifth floor. At no time was there any blaze to be noticed, the dense volumes of smoke preventing the firemen from getting through the several floors. The Ryan i)rug company, next door to the fire, will be damaged as nearly as the attaches could tell about $30,000, wholly by water and smoke. Mr. Scliurmeier. of Foot, Schulze & Co., said that his firm carried a stock of $U80,000 or $800,000. The insurance on their stock would be about ^70,000, or perhaps $290,000. Their loss on stock and machinery is nearly total. Foote, Schulze & Co. have as yet no definite plans, but will doubtless resume business as quickly as the circumstances will allow. One fireman was seriously injured during the fire by the nozzel of the hose, which he was helping to sup port, falling on his back. Hecla Mine Fire Stll! Burning. CALUMET, -Mich., F£b. T4.—Late Sat urday night an opening was made near No. 1 shaft in the Hecla branch of the Calumet & Hecla mine and sparks and smoke issued- ih' abundance, showing that there is still fire in the mine and that it is near the surface. The miners claim that there is the only part of the mine where fire exists. Eighteen Cars Derailed. MILWAUKEE,Feb. 14.—Eighteen freight cars were derailed at an early hour Mon day morning by a broken rail on the Chicago & Northwestern road, near Oak Creek, nine miles south of this city. The caboose remained on the track, con sequently no one was injured. Passenger trains are delayed in consequence. Crualied by the Cars. Sioux CUT, Feb. 14.—George Barker, a brakeman on the Illinois Central, wao killed Monday morning at Sulphur Springs station, near Cherokee. He waa engaged in coupling the cars, when he was caught between the bumpers and squeezed to death. THAT EASTERN STORM. Not Half the Truth Waa Told Regarding Its Fury. KIX STOX, X. Y:, Feb. 14.—Tho north west wind which began drifting the snow that fell .Saturday morning died away during the night, and not so much drifting resulted as railroad men and highway commissioners expected. Nev ertheless a great deal of shoveling and running of steam shovels was necessary yesterday, and by dint of good manage ment the railroads running through and centering here will have trains running on time to-day. The new fall of snow, added to +he im mense drifts in Sullivan and *ware counties, has made much work farm ers, but more particularly dairymen, some of whom are still hard at work howling. Many, instead of cutting away drills between their house and the highways, dug tunnels, some of them over 100 feet in length, and scores of people were compelled to shovel steadily the greater part of the week. When the great mass of snow melts, if there should be heavy spring rains, severe floods will be inevitable,and people who take time by the forelock are preparing for a great freshet. For miles snow can be found four feet in depth on the level, and drifts thirty or forty feet iu height are not uncommon. ENFORCING THE GAME LAWS. Illinois Sportsmen Made t.o Pay Heavily for Killing Game Out of Season. CAISLISLE, 111., Feb. 14.—The citizensof Wisetown, Bond county, twelve miles north of Carlyle, are becoming very vigi lant in regard to enforcing the game laws. A couple ot hunters a few days since killed some prairie chickens. They were promptly arrested and fined, the infringement of the law costing them $300 Another party, ignorant of the law, killed a prairie chicken on his own land, and paid $10 for the offense. EUROPEAN WAR. Continue Along tlie Preparations Still I'ronticr. LONDOX, Feb. 1. •—Itussia still con tinues her militiary preparations on the Austrian atid German frontiers, while the militai'y of France on the frontier of Gerrftauy has perceptiby relaxed with in the last two weeks. Until quite recently France lias devoted a great deal of attention to the traiuing of horses for cavalry service, but that work ha.-f now ceased altogether to the mystification of everybody except the minister of war, who gave the order for its discontinuance. Reports received through Vienna sources represent that there is even more activ ity on the part of Russia on the Galician frontier than was observable a month ago, but of course these statements, in view of the channels through which they come, must be regarded as not altogether trustworthy. It transpires that the emperor of Germany strenuously opposed Prince Bismarck's consummation of the Austro-Germau treaty of 1819, and only gave hie consent with expressed re luctance upon the chancellor threatening to resign rather than abandon his in tention to conclude the compact-. The Post denies the current rumors thr«, negotiations are on foot with the object of inducing England to join a Franco-Russian alliance. It is rumored that the Bulgarian army is about to be mobilized. Socialist* in Trafalgar Square.' LON'TKX, Feb. 14. cialists assembled in Trafalgar square Sunday afternoon with the intention of holding a meeting, but being overawed by the strong body of police on the ground they made no attempt to organize or deliver speeches, and finally adjourned to the Thames embankment, where the usual speeches were delivered l»y the leaders and a set of resolutions was passed requesting the government to es tablish relief works for the unemployed. Valuable Jubilee Presents Stoleir. ROMK, Feb- 14.—The pope has been' presented with the sum of $200,000 as a contribution to Peter's pence by the Jes uits, and also a jubilee offering. Several very valuable articles have been stolen from the exhibition of jubilee presents at the Vatican, including a chalice worth $10,U00 aud a number of gold snuff boxes,- gold embroidered slippers, etc. Crofters Are Starving. LONDON", Feb. 14.—The Commission appointed to inquire into the condition of the crofters on the islands of Lewis and Skye have reported to parliament that the crofters are on the verge of starva tion, and that unless employment can be found for them the only remedy will be to reduce the population by emigration. A 5,000 Mile Universal Railway Tickat. CHICAGO, Feb. i4.—The Michigan Pas senger asssociation is holding a meeting here for the purpose of considering the issuance by all the Michigan roads of a 5,000 mile ticket at Si cents per mile, interchangeable on all roads. The Lake Shore is anxious to put such an issue on the market, believing that it will hinder hostile legislation and the legislative reduction in Ohio and Michigan of all rates to a maximum to 2 cents per mile. Indictments Against Gonld and Sage. NEW YORK, Feb. 14.—The VIENNA, ', 1 '4 Vn '-'•v^rry^TP£-? NOT SIGNS OF PEACE EXTRAORDINARY ACTIVITY DIS PLAYED BY RUSSIAN MILITARY. ALL VILLAGES OF STRATEGIC IM PORTANCE HEAVILY FORTIFIED. Large Cities Veritable Military Depots— Observations of a Newspaper Spy in the Enemy's Country—War Prepara tions in Other Couutries—General For eign News. Feb. 14.—A member of the staff of a Vienna newspaper, who has had the temerity to cross the Russian frontier trader the guise of a traveling agent for a well-known brewing com pany, gives some particulars as to the disposition of the Russian troops upon the frontier. The first important military center in the movement of concentration, which has been going on for the past six weeks, seems to be the town of Centochau, some seventy-five versts (about forty miles) from the frontier line. At this place there is an army corps, com manded by Gen. Larzareff. As the town and its neighboring villages has a popula tion of but 20,000 it has been found im possible to billet the troops, aud conse quently, notwithstanding tbe extreme cold, a majority of them are camped in the streets. Bisides Gen. Larza reff's corps a division of cavalry and a brigade of Cossacks are can toned in the vicinity of Centochau, the Cossacks forming a lice of picket posts extending right up to the frotier. War saw is a veritable military entrepot and camp of reserves. The Champs-de-Mars at the gates of the city is covered with barracks, and all the inhabitants of the surrounding country have soldiers quartered upon them. Such of the vil lages as have any stratgetie value are strongly fortified. Are Prepared to Call Out Troops. READING, Penu., Feb. 14.—General Man ager McLeod and General Superintend ent Sweigard, of the Reading company, passed through this city Sunday on a special train for Harrisburg. It is re ported that they had a long conference with Governor Beaver in relation to calling out the state troops in the event of the coal and iron police being unable to properly protect such persons as may report for work at the collieries at Shenandoah to-day. Chicago Will Fay Any Price for It. CHICAGO, Feb. 14.—At a meeting of the local fiuance committee, the chair man said that $23,00l)has been subscribed by Chicago citizens to defray the ex penses of the Democratic National con vantioD, provided it coines to Chicago, and thS sflm will be increased to $30,000 if necessary. The working committees decided to go to "Washington next Satur day. Couldn't Get the Money. ST. PETEKSDCIM!) that attempts made by the government to float a loan have not been successful. It is further declared that the supposed railway loan recently negotiated was in reality a state loan which will be applied to the payment of the coupons which next fall due. Schemer of the Milwaukee. ST. PAL'I., Feb. 14.—A Death of un Inventor. LOUISVILLE, Kelly, inventor of the pneumatic steel process, known ns the Bessemer, died here Saturday night, aged (8. Bessemer applied for letters patent on the process hefe and in Great Britaiu at the same time Kelly Vras granted one on the grounds of priority, He was a native ol Pennsylvania. Notice. All PERSONS* having RCL*UUII1S against Three thousand £&' the Spiritwood farms, for labor or other will present same to C. O. Francis lor settlement, lie having assumed all li abilities and all. persons indebted to said farms will settle with him. Cuyler Ad ams having severed his connection with said farms a3 proprietor and general manager. C. (). Francis having purchased his interest therein. (Signed) 18SS, at Times prints a statement coming from a close friend of District Attorney Fellows, stating that Jay Gonld and Rnssell Sage will be in dicted by the grand jury at its coming term. 10 5 1 1 3 1 Feb. 14.—It is stated 3 1 recent rumor from San Francisco to the effect that the Chicago, Milwaukee it St. Paul company had decided to build to that point is re inforced by another report from the same city that this company has purchased the immense quantity of 19,400 acres of tide land on the Oakland side of the bay, having a water frontage of seventeen miles. 1 2 1 Ky., Feb. 14.—William 1 CI'VI.F.T Af\Ms. C. O. FRANCIS. Ihited Sjiiritwix. Farms, Dec. 31,1887. NOTICE TIMBER CULTURE. I'.S. l„-iil(l OHice, I'ariio. H.T., Fob. S. 1SSS. 1M..YI NT having been entered at thisoHiee liy Nonilim MoKonzie against tlie heirs of Freeman \V. Klilcii, deceased. for failure to com ply with law a: to timber culture entry No. *.177. djited April -.'itli. 1S8I. upon the iiortlu'S!*t ir trr section 84. township 14*.'. rantte 5, in Sluts man county. lakota, with a view to the cancella tion of saii'l entry, contestant alle.nin^ tliat Free man W. Klden anil his heirs, ami all otlur per sons, have failed to cultivate said tract in any manner dminf: the years ItiSH aixl t.sSI, from April -.'7th. lhWB. About teii aercs of said tract was broken in isst or 1N*2. and since allowed to back to j,'r:isS. At tlie present time then* is no land on said trai broken or under cultivation, and if anv part of said tract was ever planted to trees, seeds or mttinsrs. the same have been wholly iieglectcd :.n I uuciiltivaleii tluring the time extendi!!! frorti April .'7th. 1*S6 to the pres ent time. The said parties are herel\ summon ed to appear at this office on l-'riday. tin- Htli day of April, o'clock a. m.. to respond and furii*h testimony coiicernins said alleged fail tin-. MlCII.\t:i. I'. ll.VTTKI.I.K. It 'sister. S. L. .laspcll. Attorney. l-'irst publication l'cb. 111. ls8s. NOTICE OF FINAL PROOF. I .and Office at Faruo. 1. T„ Kelu 13, 188S. is hereby iriven that tin following n(:iTICK named settler iias'jiled notice of his inten tion to make tinal prcof in stipimrt of his claim and secure tinal entry thereof, viz: liOHKKT '. GOTT. 11 K. No. lo.Si" for tho northwest quarter of section -4. township 142 north, ranue fS west, and names the following as his witnesses, viz: Uiwrence .loos. John Patterson. Duncan Pat terson. t'rederick Splamior, all of .hiinestown, S a 1 The testimony to ie taken before the judge, or in his absence, before the clerk of the district court, at .lamestown. Stetsman county, 1. T., on Monday, the .'1 day ot April, A. 1. 1888, at his oftice. MII IIAKI. 0 F. HATTKU.K. .Tim. S. Attorney. lWatson, Keid^ter. -'irst publication Feb. Ifi, lSfcS.