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WLR ,TIE COUNTY. Correspondence Showing What the people of the Country Dis tricts are Doing. gadgets from Spiritwood, Pmgree, Cjricne, Mount Pleasant and Ypsilanti. SPIRITWOOD. jlr. John Pr/oo baa returned from ftew Jersey. Lewis tlall went to Sanborn last week. Mary Ann Fisber and son arrived from England on Sunday last. They will pro bably locate at Corinne. MONTPELIER MENTION. Mr. Clias. H. Tindall wag taken sud denly ill Friday and t,ho' every effort was made Jr his relief he died Sunday morning and wasburied on Tuesday after noon. A large number of friends as sembled to show their sympathy bereaved for the wife and children. The older son has been sick for sometime. Mr. Tindall settled here about six years ago and has proven himself a man of sterling qualities well worthy of the esteem of friends and neighbors. Corinne Cuttings. Wheat seeding is almost finished. Ex-Assessor Boynton was up last week looking after delinquent taxpayers. Bev. Mr. Baskerrille, of Valley City, preached at the school house Sunday, administering the riteB of baptism to Mr. Miln's child. There was a numerous attendance from the surrounding coun try. The contract for moving the school house was given to G. F. Tucker, and the work was begun Monday. Merrit McEinnon and Addie Wilbur, daughter of J, K. Wilbur, are reported to have been married last week. Owing to inadvertence, the election of John Reed as librarian, and Charley Wright to the secretaryship (which he subsequently resigned) was omitted in the notice of the Sanday school election of officers. MOUNT PLEASANT NOTES. The farmers in this vicinity are all nearly through seeding and a good many are praying for rain. Lewis Bergen has bought the real es tate and chattels belonging to Mr. Bing ham and says—he will have a help mate very soon in the shape of a "frau." Our public school has been opened by Miss Lillian Curtis. Miss Curtis is a graduate from Jamestown college and no doubt will give universal satisfaction. Mr. Vig has moved out on his home stead to make continous residence. He will farm in company with Mr. Dalley. Wm Cusator left last week for Chicago, where he will be engaged as mate on the schooner owned by Capt' Rattar sailing .from Chicago to Manister. John Sinclair has purchased a farm from "Mack" with 120 acres under culti vation also a dandy span of mules. Jack Beems to be getting right to the front. Nothing like a good wife and plenty of cows. M. Sinclair of Ravenwood farm has purchased all the buildings on the farm lately owned by Lincoln Stirton he will move them all on to Ravenswoed. ELDRIDGE NOTES. Walter Ford has returned from the Pacific coast, purchased a complete out fit and gone farming. His grandma and sifter Flossie will join him about th® middle of May. Mrs. Heber, Wm. Hart's housekeeper lost her eleven months old child last week from scarlet fever. Funeral and services took place from the Catholic church in Jamestown on Thursday 18th. The Union Sunday sohool has been organized with L. D. Townsend for superintendent. The attendance is large and all are deeply interested. Seeding is well advanced and general acreage will average one-sixth more than in 1888. Gophers are very numerous this year notwithstanding the generouB gift of the county commissioners im furnishing poison for their extermination. Jack Chambers and Judge Hamilton oame up from town on Thursday, the former to look over the elevator, the lat ter to buy some seed wheat, make a couple of realestate loans and sell some hones on three fall's time without se curity. Mrs. W. J. Payne of Mapleton, former ly Miss O. B. Collins is visiting with her parents here. L. B. Miner says he has get an abund ance of faith in wheat and will sow one hundred and sixty aores north of here with.that cereal. Farmers speak quite favorably of John Wilstead (the conservative granger) for one of the delegates to the coming con stitutional convention. Those who have the pleasure of John's acquaintance feel confident that he would not bring a ueasnre to a susoessfal issue in the morning and then work diametrically in opposition te the same in the afternoon, unless, well, who knows? Dan Buzzoll was suddenly seized with an attack of colic on Wednesday waning and for about an hour was likely to croak, but with the timely aid of three physicians and numerous hot cloths, mustard plasters, liver pills, salts, etc., he pulled through with flying colors and ana is as high above ground as ever. A meeting of the young peoples pro hibition club occurred in the school house on Saturday evening. McGilvery's orchestra furnished musie for the occa sion. Rev. Bradley, the young, able and earn est Congregational divine of Jamestown, delivered an eloquent sermon here last Sabbath, taking for hia text the 19th, verse of the 6th, chapter of Hebrews, "Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil." His delivery is good, doctrine sound and at the same time entertaining and edify ing to the people. The doors of the public school were opened on the 22nd, instant for the spring term of three months Mrs. Eva Meyers as teacher. This lady although a recent arrival in our midst has made a very favorable impression, and having passed a most creditable examination, before Prof. Wads worth a short time ago, bids fair to equal if not surpass her predecessors. A number of ladies prominently con nected with the Jamestown branch of the W. C. T. U. will meet with the mem bers of the union here next Saturday for exchange of thought and conduct of new work in hand. YPSILANTI INKLINGS. The proposition of the Creamery Co., does not meet the views of the farmers hereabouts, so they will let the calves do the milking. We had a good rain on the 16th, and an inch or more of hail. It has made the hills look green again. Blessed be the man who first invented rain. Rev. Deets preached a very excellent sermon on prohibition which pleased the women very much, but you could see in the faces of the men that high license with the gopher tail proviso, was plenty good enough for them. Rev. Ewing preach here on the 16th. If there is any man we like to hear, it is Mr. Ewing. It is no trouble for him to talk, and every thing he says is worth hearing. His text was, "For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." He did the subject justice, and convinced us that he would make a worthy mem ber of the Farmers alliance. His object was to induce the farmers to sow more good wheat and less of this confounded chicken feed, and while we agree with him perfectly, circumstances over vjhich we have no control, compel us to do otherwise. Gophers are awful plenty. Poison only makes them worse. The only thing that will do any good is high li cense with the gopher tail proviso. That will fetch them. It is perfectly astonish ing how this proposition meets the ap probation of everybody. The democrats because of the opportunities of irrigation it provides, if the summer should per chance be a dry one. The republicans because it encourages home iudustry, and the greenbackers because, '"Well," they say, "that's just what we contended for for years and years back east, that a. government could make any thing it pleased a legal tender, and we don't see why goplier tails aren't as good as any thing." PINGrtEE. W. C.Tubbs came down from the north yesterday and is showing up his sam ples. Mrs. Dan Piercey went to Jamestown yesterday for a visit of a few days with her sister, Mrs. Chas. Hills. Charley Plowe is all smiles over the arrival, on Monday, of a nine pound boy. Mrs. Will Putman and child re turned to Duluth yesterday, after spend ing the winter with her mother, Mrs. A. O'Hearn. Mr. Taber was looking over the farms yesterday. He expects to leave for Mich icran this week, but will be baok to see after the harvest. Dan Piercey has over 200 head of cattle herding in the hills west of here. They find good picking now. Alex Cummings returned last week from Ontario, Canada. Shepherd's can find sheep shears and wool twine, at Kirk, Allen & Hathorn's City Treasurer Paepke, of Nee nah, a Defaulter for Over $5,000. NEENAH, Wis., April 24.—There is no longer doubt that Theodore Paepke, late city treasurer, is a defaulter. Some few days after the election Paepke left the city, ostensibly for Chicago, to be absent a few days, but no word has been re ceived from him by any one save his wife, who has just received a letter from him dated at Vancouver Island, B. C., saying that he will not return home and that he is a defaulter. Che city council met Saturday'evening to consider the matter and pasted a resolution demand ing Theodore Paepke or his bondsmen to turn over to his sucsessor, Gustav Kal faho, the funds and effects of his office. Although the books have not been thor oughly examined, it is believed the shortage will reach $5,000, and perhaps more. This notice has been formally served on his bondsmen, one of whom is Congressman Clark. Mr. Clark has notified the coun cil that he will not pay a cent of the shortage because of the council's lack of care and scrutiny in auditing the books, ftnH because it cannot be ascertained in what year the defalcation occurred,there having been different bondsmen for each year. It seems that the finance commit tee of the council settled with Paepke after the election, and declared his ac counts correct, taking Paepke's word for it, and not examining the books and money on had. Paepke then fled. The defaulter has been a resident of Neenah for many years, and has always been considered above reproach. He KM held various offices. The cause for his dishonesty is unknown. THE CITT OF A OAT. A Growth Unparalleled in All History Shown by Guthrie. A City ot 10,000 Where Yester terday the Antelope Sported on the Wild Prairie. The Crisis Believed to Be Past and Order Reigns—A Few Fatal Strifes Reported. CHICAGO, April 24.—A Guthrie special says: The scheme which resulted in the practical cornering of town lots originated with the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad, probably in com bination with the syndicate who have been hard at work in Arkansas City for a week or more past. As stated before, numbers of men have been going into the territory as deputy marshals and others under permits as railroad em ployes. The marshals were simply commissioned and not sworn, and the railroad men were not burdened with official orders. They all did their work, and did it well. Dealers in real estate began business before 2 o'clock in the afternoon. One enterprising dealer had as a background for the safe transaction of business, a stock of rifles which had been placed there by the government troops on duty at the land office. Near by was the tent of United States Marshal Needles. The tent was surmounted by a large Ameri can flag. When the second and third sections of the train had arrived nearly everything in sight had been taken ana the only recourse left to those disap pointed in securing lots was to buy out such holders of lots as were willing to sell or run the risk of being taken out side the limit. Both courses were adopted and a good number of Guthrie lots changed hands. The first sale was made by a man named R. C. Rummes, of Malvan, Kan., who sold a fine 25-foot front lot near the land office for $5 to an old doctor, a resident of one of the In dian reservations adjoining Oklahoma. The purchaser refused $50 for the lot five minutes later. Several transfers were made and others who were deter mined to locate here drove stakes outside the town line. This is prepare tory to the purchase of the homesteaders' rights and extension of the city limits. Guthrie already has its Main street, its Harrison street, its Guthrie avenue, its Oklahoma avenue, and in the morning it was a wilderness, where the antelope sported and the jack rabbit flapped its ears in the sun. In the afternoon, at 4 o'clock, the first mu nicipal election occurred. The election notice appeared ifl The Oklahoma Her ald, a daily paper published at Guthrie on the first day of its existence. A coun cil will be elected at the same time. Nearly 10.000 votes were polled, as there are about that many men in Guthrie with the intention of becoming citizens. The Bank of Oklahoma opened for busi ness at Guthrie with a capital stock of $50,000. N. W: Levy, the Wichita banker, is president George W. Robin* son, the banker at Winfield, and Hon. Horace Seed, of Indianapolis, directors. The new city is flooded with business cards of all descriptions, representing every line of tiade and business, every profession and every occupation imagin able. A mass of mail is expected to reach the Guthrie postoffice every day. It is now being run by a postal clerk de tailed for that purpose, but Mr. Flinn, of Kiowa, Kan., lately appointed postmas ter, will take charge in a day or two. MOCKERY OF JUSTICE. Marshals Use Their Advantages and Se cure Good Claims Themselves. CHICAGO, April 24.—A special to the News from Guthrie says: When the first train arrived here the townsite had been selected for us. It was set on the east side of the track, and already the wooden landoffice and 100 tents were standing, while twice as many more town lots were staked out. A rude post office was opened, a lunch tent was going at full blast, and two meetings looking to organization had been held. Three or four hundred men had done all thia and they had been on the scene two or three days. They pretend to have complied with the law and declare that they did not take up their lots until 12 o'clock. They had no right, by the spe cial laws under which Oklahoma was opened, to be in the territory at all until noon to-day. On aside track stood a Santa Fe di rectors' car. In it were Judge Guthrie, for whom the town is named Judge Foster, the United States marshal, and other officers of the federal court at Wichita, and some Topeka men. They had been there ostensibly upon govern ment business, but really to secure town lots, which they did in wholesale quan tity. There were 500 deputy marshals on hand, and each had a lot. Not only is true, but the same crowd having itB eyes on a fine piece of bottom land, lying across the track from the town, have been, in the most open mockery of justice, scouring the brush for boomers they might occupy it themselves. Whether the judges are parties to the schemes of their Topeka guests, who are more or less directly connected with the Santa Fe, is, of course, not known. THE DESERTED VILLAGE. An Oklahoma Settlement with No Name Haa Killed Purcell. ST. PACL, April 24.—A special from Purcell, I. T., says: Purcell is now a de serted village, and a little station on the Atchison road, eight miles north of it, isout as a town site. It is evident that Oklahoma is to be opened peaceably and without bloodshed. The crisis was passed yesterday. The great number of her citizens are law abiding, and those who are not will be surprised by the strong hand of frontier justice, aided by military authority under command of Gen. Merritt, who has established head quarters at Oklahoma City. There are now about 500 trooos in the territory, and they will be kept here until order is assured. "Victims ot the Virginia Forest Fires Dependent on Charity For Bread. West DePere and Buckbee, Wis., Totally Destroyed by the Flames. Forest Fires and a Gale Doing Great Damage in Massa chusetts. RICHMOND, Va.. April 23.—Ex-Senator A. M. Lybrook, of Patrick county, re ports that by the forest fires of last week hundreds of peaple in that county are left homeless and destitute. He says: "I cannot see how they can live without aid from abroad until the incoming of the next crop, and even then some of them are without fences to protect their crops or houses to live in. The poor peo ple are traveling through the county begging from those who are unable to assist them. TWO TERRIBLE FIRES. West De I'ere and Buckbee, Wis., Totally Destroyed by tlie Devouring Element. DE PERE, Wis., April 23.—At 4 p. m. Saturday the Meisenwinkle wooded ware company's factory caught fire, burning the sheds containing staves and stock and in fact the town. While it waa burning, a heavy wind set in, and blew sparks and coals of fire into neighboring houses and making the largest fire ever seen in this city. Twenty dwelling houses were burned. The total loss on the dwellings and contents will probably amount to $200,000 or more, BUCKBEE WIPED OUT. A Wisconsin I.umbering Town Completely Destroyed by Fire—A Lumber Train Burned. NEENAH, Wis., April 23.—The woods near Marion,a station on the Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western road, forty miles west of Appleton, caught fire Sat urday night and spread with great rap idity. The small town of Buckbee was entirely wiped out. Buckbee is a small lumbering town and a great deal of lumber was stored there, which was en tirely consumed. The loss is estimated at $100,000. A train of cars consisting of fourteen cars of lumber and five cars of logs caught fire near Marion and burned. Loss about $75,000. The full loss on the lumber and dwellings at Buckbee and near Marion will amount to nearly $300,000. There has been but little rain in that section this season and it is presumed that the fire originated from a spark of a passing locomotive. FURIOUS FOREST FIRES. Serious Destruction Threatened in Mas sachusetts by the Sweeping Flames. BOSTON, April 23.—A Pittsfield, Mass., special says that a terrific gale beginni&g there at 3 p. m., was sweeping over the hills an hour later at the rate of 50 miles an hour, uprooting trees and filling the streets with broken boughs. Two forest fires were raging, one threatening sev eral dwellings in the west part of the town, another in the north part, above the Glen hotel and toward the Gulf road which covered a large area and was sweeping eastward furiously, taking the timber in its course, and threatening a whole settlement with destruction. Tel hand telephone wires were down directions. Fonr Mile* of Forest Laid Waste. HOLYOKE, Mass., April 23.—Fire which started here at 4 p. m. Sunday during a furious gale, laid waste a strip of valu able timber land four miles long and from 100 to 400 yards wide. The house of a man named Squire was burned. The loss will amount to thousands of dol lars. Crashed Into the Rear Section. WORCESTER, Mass., April 23.—One of the early morning freight trains broke apart east of the deep cut near "Davis' Cottage." They then crashed together again fifty feet this side of the Harring ton street bridge. The result was a wreck and a fire. Two oil cars, one in and one potato car were burned, te grain car rolled fifty feet down an embankment. The east track was torn up for a distance of 100 feet. It is not known that anybody was hurt. I.urky Baldwin's Pacer*. ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., April 24.— Twelve of "Lucky" Baldwin's race horses from his farm in California have arrived here. They are destined for the spring meetings in St. Louis. Chicago and other cities in the East. The entire lot of horses is in excellent condition, and after resting hers for a few days the trip will be continued eastward. Children Cry For PITCHER'S A Practically Perfect Preparation for Children's Complaints. Proclamation. April 30th, next, the same being the centennial anniversary of the birth of the nation, has been set apart by the president of the United States and by the governor of our territory, for praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God for his signal blessing upon our country during the century of constitutional liberty that has passed. Though assuming no authority beyond that of all citizens, I deferently suggest a suspension of all secular business on that day between the hours of 10 o'clock a. m. and 5 o'clock p. m., and that it would be an appropriate and perhaps the most feasible "way of celebrating the con stitutional birth of this great nation, for all of our citizens, whatever may have been the land of their birth or their religious beliefs, or organi zations with which they may be connected, to meet in their respective places of association, at 10 o'clock a. m., on that day and testify in such manner as shall to them seem appropriate, their appreciation of American national lib erty and their thankfulness for the na tional unity, protection and blessings which have been secured to them under the constitution of the United States. I would further suggest that later in the day the citizens assemble in some ap propriate place and particpate in such ex ercises as will be fittingly commemora tive of that day. Dated April 20, A. D. 1889. B. W. FULLER, Mayor. Merit Wins. We desire to say to our citizens, that for years we have been selling Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, Dr. King's New Life Pills, Bucklen's Arnica Salve and Electric Bitters, and have never handled remedies that sold as well, or that have given such universal satis faction. We do not hesitate to guaran tee them every time, and we stand ready to refund the purchase price, if satisfac tory results do not follow their use. These remedies have won their great pop ularity purely on their merits. Baldwin & Smith, druggists. Svray Horses. Took up on my place, sec. 24-144-63, this day, two young mares, weight about 900 lbs. each, one cream color, one dark brown. HACKS NELSSON. Corinne Dak., April 22nd 1889. Sheep shears and wool twine, at Kirk, Allen & Hathorn's. 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Bismarck Settler: The immaculate liar who telegraphed the Jamestown Alert that two hundred families were rendered homeless in Burleigh county by the prairie fire on Saturday, April 7th, ought to be rode on a rail. How A. Leonard of Richmond, Va.B Caught On. Rumors about lottery drawings here abouts sometimes turn out true. One tenth of ticket No 25,215, which drew the capital prize of 8300,000 in the February drawing of the Louisiana State lottery, was held by A. Leonard, of Richmond. This week Mr. Leonard's 8300,000 was counted out to him at the Southern Express office in this city. The lucky individual is rather an elderly man.— Richmond (Va.) State, March 19. J. S. Baldwin left this morning for Washington territory. He expects to return some time in June. 1THE GREAT, CURES PERMANENTLY BACKACHE, HEADACHE AND TOOTHACHE. CURES PERMANENTLY ALL ACHES. AT DRUGGISTS AND DEALER?. THE CHARLES A. VOCELER CO., Baltimore, Dated April 2. 1889. IM. SUMMONS. TERRITORY OF DAKOTA,I County of Stutsman, In District Court, Sixth Judicial District. Milton Cranston, "I Plaintiff,' I vs. Summons. Francis A. Cranston, I Defendant. The Territory of Dakota to tlie above named de fendant YOU are hereby summoned and required to answer the complaint of tlie plaintiff in the above entitled action which is tiled in the office of the elerk of the district court for the county of Stutsman aforesaid, and to serve a eopy of your answer to said complaint on tie subscriber at his office is Jamestown, in said county, within thirty days after the service of this summons upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the said complaint within the time aforesaid, the plaintiff in this action will apply to the court for the relief de manded in tne complaint, which is a divorce from you. JKO. S. WATSON. Plaintiff's Attorney. To Francis A. Cranston, defendant: Take notice that the complaint in this action was filed in the office of the clerk of said court on April 18,1889. NO. S. WATSON, Plaintiff's Attorney. First publication April 25,1889. SUMMONS. TERRITORY OF DAKOTA, SS County of Stutsman, I» District Court, Sixth Judicial District. Elizabeth W. Cutler, 1 Plaintiff, vs. Arthur W. Robertson, and 1 Mary Robertson, Defend'ts The Territory of Dakota to tlie above named de fendants YOU are hereby summoned and r^uired to answer the complaint of the plaintiff in the above entitled action, of which a copy is here unto annexed and herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to the said complaint on the subscriber at his office in Jamestown, in Stutsman county and territory of Dakota, within thirty days after tlie service of this summons upon ou, exclusive of tlie day of such service, and if you shall fail to answer tha said complaint within the time aforesaid, the plaintiff in this action will apply to the court for the relief demanded in tlie complaint. Dated January 7, 18S9. R. A. UliJ. Plaintiff's Attorney, Jamestown, D. T. To each of the above named defendants: Take notice, the complaint in tlie above enti tled action was tiled in the office of the clerk oE the district court of Stutsman county, on the 25th day of April, 18S0. Jamestown, D. T-, April 25,ISSfl. K. A. BILL, Plaintiff's Attorney. Jamestown, D. I. First publication April 25,1889. NOTICE FOK PUBLICATION. l,and Office at Fargo. I). T., April IS, 138?. OTICE herebv given that the follow has filed notice of her inten tion to make five vear final proof in support, her claim and secure final entry thereof, t.sne be ing the widow of John McHarg, deceased), iin ner section No. 2291, revised statutes of the United States, and that said proof will be made before Hon. Roderick Rose, judge of the dis trict court in and for Stutsman county, Dakota, territory, and in case of his absence, before Theodore F. Branch, clerk of said court, at Jamestown, Stutsman county, Iakota. on Thursday, June 6, A. D. 1888, viz: NcnamedIssettler FANNIE McHARG, Widow of John McHarg, deceased. E No. 11,562, for the S. \V. Jt of Section 2, ia. township 141 of range 65 w. She names the following witnesses to prove her continuous residence npon and cultivation of said land, viz: oiof Christopherson, Peter .lohnsou, Andrew Ellingson, all of Rio, and William Dunning, of Jamestown, all of Stutsman county, Dakota. Any person who desires to protett against the allowance of such proof, or who knows of any substantial reason, under the law and regula tions of the Interior department,why sueh proof should not be allowed, will be given an opportu nity at the above mentioned time and place to cross-examine the witnesses of said claimant, and to offer evidence in rebuttal of that submit ted by claimant. MUHAKI. F. BATTKI-LE. Regisur. McMillan & Frve. Attorneys. First publication April 2t, 1889.