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CLEARED OVER $1,000. Big Net Receipts for Hard Times, at the Catholic Fair. Auditor Porter Will Pay Nec essary Bills of State In stitutions First. Reasons for Higher Insurance Rates Which Prevail In the West. From Thursday's Daily. There was a big crowd at the Catholic fair last nigbt, they came early and stayed late. Every ODe enjoyed him self, and the various opportunities to invest were freely taken. Young girls sold many chances on all sorts of beauti ful articles, and the contestants for the prizes kept up a successful raid on their friends and took in the dollars at a lively rate. The display of fanny articles is large and the work shows the skill and taste of the Jamestown lajlies. The children made the keepers of the fish pond attend strictly to business and hundreds of articles of various degrees of value were drawn out of the reservoir that seemed never to get empty. The diamond ear riug prize is being hotly contested by Miss Ella Delmore of the Gladstone and Miss Lizzie Murray of the asylum. No one knows who is ahead and interest increases as the time for the decision approaches. The friends of both young ladies are active and con fident, but all will confidently impart the information when soliciting aid that they are very much afraid their candi date is behind in votes. There were many patrons of the supper tables and an excellent meal is provided for a small sum. Oysters and other re freshments can be had throughout the evening. Joe O'Leary .nn.l James Gleason keep the visitors well informed on the pro gress of the voting contests. The black board, at which these careful aud urgent managers preside, is always surrounded by an anxious crowd. The voting contest for a Hue whale bone whip, between M. Barrett and Jim Bellivou, resulted by the former winning by 387J votes out of a total of 409J£. By a vote of 88 to 51^, as. Gleason won a silver cop and saucer over Andy Heinzer. A handsome French doll presented by Mrs. M. C. Goodsill was won by baby Dinehart, whoreceived 495}^ votes, while baby Mason received A tine China cup and saucer was presented to the latter. The voting contests last night netted the management nearly 312500. The supper tonight will consist of oysters, hot chicken, pie, cold meats, salads, etc., and nil for 35 cents. Father Power of New lisckford ar rived last uigbt and is in attendance to day. From Friday's Daily. The third and last night of the Catho lics Fair clinched the success of the enter prise beyond a question. The crowd was greater than ever and the sales of articles and the enthusiasm in the contests were greatly increased. In the final awards Mrs. Caffegy re ceived 630 votes for the silver cake basket ana card receiver donated by Mr. Tell ner. Mrs. Clark received 121 voten and the sales of preferences brought in $84. 85. The plush cap donated by Mr. Beok and the nurfHar by Weil Bros, were pre sented to Father Wilheltn who is visit ing here. The picture and easel, donated by Montgomery & Flint, was drawn by Mrs. Win, flushes. It brought in $16.09. The other handsome picture, won by Miss Kate Maboney, was the gift of friends This was donated by Mr. Halstead. The beantifol lump given by Strong Chase was drawn by Mrs. John Boyle. Fancy table No. 1 gave Mrs. Covey's little daughtor a gold ring. Mrs. Covey greatly assisted the ladies in the pre paration of the entertainment. The silk table oover embroidered in gold, the gift of Pearce fc Orlady, was purchased by Geo. Game for $4. The ink wells, pre sented by Churchill & Webster, were presented to Mrs. Caffery while the ele gant fruit dish given by the Opera House grocery went to Mim Nellie Maboney. Mrs. G. A. Lieber was the fortunate winner of a table soarf,handsomely made and presented by the artists at the academy. The diamond earrings brought in 9180 nod wet* won by Miss Delmore who received 1,180 votes, Miss Murray receiv ing 783. The winner was pleasantly congratulated. The upholstered chair was awarded to Miss May Martin by a •oteof 12,10^ to 321 for Miaa Nellie the latter redMving a silver mirror from the Fair. Tbe chair ooet 812, and brought in $155. Mrs. Delmore guessed the exnot weight of the cake for which shn received a prize. Mrs. A. Blewett was presented with an em broidered piano scarf. Father Connoly got the black thorn cane and also a handsome music rack. Mr. Norria re ceived the prize for the squash seed guess, a hand painted banner. L'he two Tanoy tables did a good busi ness. Fancy table No. 1. officered by Mrs. Caffery, president Mrs. Durkee, vice president Mrs. Clark, treasurer, and Miss Maboney, secretary, cleared $193.44 while the other table, presided over by Mrs. Mober, president Mrs. Heinzer, treasurer, and Mrs. Cleland, secretary eeonred $307.49. Every article was sold and more could have been disposed of had the ladies prepared them. The supper table did a good business throughout the entire Fair and cleared 862.30. The Q. A. M. club partook of their midnight supper tuere lust night after their dance. Great credit should be given Mrs. P. Moran, president of the ladies society, for her untiring efforts in behalf of the Fair. She worked hard and deserves the manvjcomphnientfl (she has received for her efforts. The ladies presented her .with a handsome hand made dresser scarf in appreciation thereof. T'ie receipts from the ico cream table amounted to 821.10, while from thefrnit stand was received $83.84. from the door receipts $43.55, and from the contest for the cane between Fathers Connolly and Wtlhelm, 850.18. The total net receipts were SI,008.SO. THE ST A110 AUDITOR. He will Pay the Institutions Having Keccssary Dills, First. Slate Auditor Porter was in the city last night. He says it is understood that an attempt is likely to be made to man damus the state auditor to pnv bills al lowed by various educational and other boards, io the order of time, but that no law exists on the subject, as the statutes contemplated that, there would always be funds to pay promptly all bills al lowed. The auditor holds that as the state is running largely behind in funds, to pay expenses iueurred by law, he deetrs it best to exercise some discretion as to what accounts shall be paid first. The bills of such necessary institutions as the asyl'itn, the penitentiary and the deaf and dumb school he deems should be allowed as fast as money comes in, whle the accounts of the university, ag ricultural college and normal schools can be paid later, and no suffering incur red. There will be a large deficit in the revenue at best, aud the position of the auditor ia paying the bills of institutions where the needs of those concerned are apparent, soems well taken. Auditor Porter says that State Treas urer Nomland has heard nothing more about the scare concerning the safety of the state funds since his statement of the condition of the treasury. It is stated that the amount of money in the state banks is much less than generally supposed. The treasurer is kept pay ing out funds constantly for the ex-, penses of t^e state, while the revenue is not paid in with the usual promptness. The expenses, as has been frequently stated, exceed the revenue, with the ut most efforts of the officials to meet the demands made upon them. Why Insurance Bates are Higher. Speaking of the advance of 20 per cent in insurance rates, on certain classes of risks, Mr. C. S. Cowles of St. Paul, spe cial agent of the Royal company, said: "This has become absolutely necessary on account of the great increase in losses, aud bus been made for the entire north west. The companies have been losing "money and the raise was neoeseary or go out of business. In bard times the moral hazard works against insurance companies, and we figure that 75 per cent of the losses occur under the stress of this provocation. In the last ten years 54 millionaire fire companies have meta seven tenths of one per cent loss, on the actual underwriting and payment of lossec, but have paid dividends on profits arising from investments and profits made previously. The expenses of in surance business are at least a third of the premium, which we have to pay to get the risk. Insurance has been too low to make the companies any profit It is a mistake to suppose that the Fargo firs caused the inorease of rates ia other K*n ioto in the state. The same raise has made in Iowa, Minnesota, and throughjthe west generally." Wedding Bella. George B. MaKenzie, a well known eitiaen of Kensal, and Annie Powers of Hamilton, Canada, were married at the Congregational parsonage last Tuesday by Rev. J. D. Wbitelaw. The same evening Jennie Caven and Frank Whtto, both of this oity, were nnited in the bonds of matrimony, at the Congregational parsonage. WILL ASK COUNTIES TO HELP. A Committee Action in Rus sian Cactus Crusade in North Dakota. Death of an Estimable James town Woman—A Colo nization Scheme. The State Auditor Gives the Public a Few Tips on State Printing. Ex-Senator Casey returned recently from LaMoure where he* had been in attendance on a committee of consul tation of the most feasible means of erad icating the Russian cactus. The com mittee consists of H. S. Oliver, Lisbon, chairman E. P. Wells, city, treasurer J. M. Devine' LaMoure, secretary, and NV. M. Dwyer, Napoleon, and M. T. Mer chant, Ellendale. Mr. Casey acted in stead of E. P. Wells, who was unavoid ably prevented from attending. The committee instructed the secretary to write to the county commibsoners of the various counties asking them, at an early a- time as possible, to furnish the committee with the history of the plant in their county and the present conditions in regard to the weed also any information as to lands—extent, etc. —which have been abandoned on account of thrt nest, anil any further general in formation which they might have. When this is received the committee will prepare a report' which will be sent to the governor. Each county south of the tnaia line the Northern Pacific through the elate will be asked to contribute §50 towards defraying the expenses of destroying the cactus. Mr. Casey is fully alive to the necessity of prompt and decisive action in reaard to this pest which already has reached as far east as Chicago and ex tends west almost to tha extreme .'im^s of this stale. Death of Mrs. Klein. At 5:40 o'clock a. m. Friday occurred the death, from consumption, of Mrs. Mary C. Klein aftar an acute illness of four months. She was aged 51 years, being born in Germany, Nov. 25th, 1842. The deceased leaves a husband and four children, three of whom were with her at the time of her death. Edward, the oldest son. is in Minneapolis and has been notified of the sad news. Mrs. Clark of Minneapolis, the eider daughter, has been at the bedside of hf-r mother for some time past. The deceased bos, for fonr years past, been a victim to general consumption, but it was only in the last four months that tbe disease assumed an acute form. Mr. Klein accompanied tbe remains to Ypsilanti, Michigan, tne former home of the deceased. Mrs. Klein was a member of the Methodist church, having joined July 18tb, 1836, and was a devout christian. With the assurance and confi dence of one, sure of the foundation up on which they stand, she made her final requests and disposition of her personal effects some weeks ago. With the thought of a "long journey" before her she prepared for it as would a good traveler, not regretfully, but hopefully. Services by the Rev. G. H. VanVliet were held at tbe residence, on Secord avenue south, S&turda/ afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the remains carried east on the 5 o'clock train. The VanDusen Farm Sold. The Troy farm located near Dawson, bas been purchased by the National Polish alliance, an organization of Poland, having for its object tbe coloni zation of the Polish peasantry. The purchaaed property, which is reported as the first of a number yet to bo made, will be divided into small farms, a family located on each and the production of beets, for the manufacture of sugar, made the chief industry. An important factor in bringing about the location at that point, was tbe experiment made in beet culture by L. C. Pettibone, of Daw son, in 1891. By reason of tbe splendid care he gave the two acre patch of beets, a large yield was secured, and the large percentage of sugar which they contained was greater than that produced at any of the numerous experiment stations in tbe United States that season. Tbe soil on this well known place is generally known as light and rather sandy, bnt seems to be especially Adapted to beet culture. The Dawson Standard says of the purobase: "It will be gratifying to tbe people here to know that after their visit here the agents of tbe alhanoe traveled over the states of Nebraska, Wyoming and Oregon, and of all the country of wbioh they made a most oritical examin ation no place could be found that pre. aented advantages equal to Kidder coun ty." VOL JAMESTOWN, NORTH DAKOTA* THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30 1893 NO 18 ABOUT STATE PKINTING BILLS. Dividing the Business Up, ana Saving the Taxpayers Money. Concerning some recent criticisms on the manner of letting state printing, Auditor Porter says: The report of tbe state treasurer, which will be out soon, will show that a large sum has been paid for state printing since Jan. 1. The opposition press of tbe state will doubt less say that tbe administration is ex travagant, and it bas already charged that printing has been sent out of the state, and given to plants in which my self and other state officers are fiuan cially interested. As a fact, however, no printing has been sent outside tbe state to my knowledge, and what little has been done is obtained at a cheaper rate and divided among various plants, sup porting home enterprises in various towns where the offices are able to do the work. I have uo interest ih any such news paper, having disposed of what little stock I held in a Fargo plant, and no other state official has any financial in terest in the profits of any other paper, that I am aware of. For years about all. the state printing has .?nne to one outfit, the Bismarck Tribute, uii its bills have been very large, as anyone who cares to know, can tell by looking np the documents. The republican newspapers that are so loud ly criticising the present printing bills got nothing themselves, and may be eur prised to know that out of tbe 820,000 paid for printing since mv term began the Bismarck Tribune received about S16,000, and has bills for much more, not yet paid on account of excessive charges. We ore setting the printing done cheaper and there is a srre^it deal less of it ordered than under my predecessors. In fac\ we only get what is actually necessary, and the people will tind that in the two years since Jan. 1, '03, no use less arid unnecessary printing has be*n done, and the state will have been eawd a co.)d deal over what has been paid out under former administrations to ona newspaper. It is not the poiicv of ihe preseot state printing commission to foster a complete printing monopoly which has cost the state many thous ands of dollars in unnecessary and high priced printing for several years. Will Return With the Dogs. A widely read sporting journal has the following item: Mr. Frank Richards, the well known trainer, writing from MonroWCity. Jnd.,m»yB: "The Bicknell trials were a perfect success, and the weather beautiful. I have no entries for other trials, and I shall remain here as long as I can do any good. This a beautiful country, and affords me a good opportunity to looK after a string of youngsters for next year's trials. When through here I shall move north for an early start cn the prairies of North Da kota." The tfrials above referred to were cf thoroughbred hunting dogs, and were given under the auspices of tbe United States Field Trial club at Bicknell, Ind., Nov. 5 to 14. In this contest Mr. Richard's dog, Little Ned, which was one of the string kept here last summer, won a prize. The dog is owned by W. N. Kerr, of Indianapolis, Ind. Mr. Richards is working to get the next northwestern field trials at James town, instead of Winnipeg, where they have been held heretofore, on account of the interest manifested there in the same, and because there are a good many owners of fine dogs there. But the cover is poor and the nlace distant to reach, and many of the Twin city and eastern parties favor a trial further south. As Mr. Richards is influential in this matter bis efforts may be successful. A well attended field trial of setter and pointer dogs would bring some of the wealthiest men in the country to attend it. In District Court. Judge Rose's decision in the liqnrr case against Daniel Buckley, on the mo tion to stay judgment and dismiss the information against the defendant, is made on what seems good grounds and is filed in full in the clerk's office. The court holds that the jury had no right to separate and hear communications from others than the bailiff in charge that there were also irregularities in tbe deliberation of the case in the jnry room, wbioh were contrary to the usual charges of thajudge in relation to tbeconduct of juries. Tbe information is also held to be faulty in that the place where the intox icating liquors were alleged to be sold, was not particularly described as re quired by law, and that tbe information was not accompanied by sufficient reasons of the states attorney for the be lief that liquors were sold in the place alleged, and that the testimony of wit nesses was not taken by him, or justioe of tbe peace, ss tbe law requires. The judge cites the law in relation to this point at length, and the law being ex* plioit in the case, the decision of the court is therefore rendered plain and necessary. DIVORCED FOR JUST CAUSE. A Sea Captain Deserts and Fails to Support His Wife. Wages of NQrthern Pacific Em ployes to be Reduced January 1st. Jamestown Deer Killers Re turn Home with a Couple of Specimens. Recently a divorce was granted to Mrs. Anna G. Kenney, by Judge Rose from Reuben G. Kenney, a sea captain of 708 North Second street, Tacoma, Wash ington. Tbe grounds were desertion and a failftre to support. The couple were married April 25tb, 1866, in the city of Brooklyn, New York, aud had three children, one of whom, a son, is now living in San Francisco, aged 24 year?. In the direct testimony Mrs. Ivenney testified that about 1879 the de fendant deserted her and that in the pass eight years the defendant had con tributed only about the sum of $100 towards hc-r support though having the ability to do so he had neglected tc furnish even the common necessaries of life and the plaintiff was compelled to live upon tbe charity of her friends that the defendant is well and strong, a healthy man easily capable of supporting the plaintiff. Pasylia Bassett, called to testify on the part of the plaintiff, stated that 6te had been acquainted with both parties for the last 35 years and corroborated the testimony of Mrs. Kenney. Attor ney John C. Garland of Sioux Falls. South Dakota, as attorney for the de fendant, denied the allegation ot deter tion in toto, and stated that defendant wanted a 6peedy tiial of the case and a divorce, as long as it would cost him nothing either in the way of alimony or costs. The decree was granted by Judge Rose on tbe 25th inst. Mrs. Kenney and Miss Bassett have resided in tbe city during the greater part of the siimmer and fall. They left for their homes in New York, Sunday nigbt last, a delegation of Jamestown ladies and acquaintances being at the depot to bid them good-bye. The ladies made friends of all with, whom they came in contact, and many regrets were expressed at their departure. Mrs. Ken ney stated that her personal prejudices against legal separations of thi3 kind had only been overcome after years of endur ance, and on most just grounds. Reducing Wages. On A ug. 17 the receivers of tbe North ean Pacific ordered a reduction varying from 10 to 20 per cent in the salaries of all employes amounting to SI,200 per annum or more. On Aug. 25 the re ceivers ordered a further reduction, but after consideration deemed it advisable to defer action until a more favorable time. The reductions specified were agreed upon at a meeting of the receivers held Oct. 28, on account of the great de crease in the business of the company, which, coupled with low rates, has re sulted in an enormous loss of revenue. Now. however, word bas been issued that the salaries of all officers and employes of the Northern Pp itic will be reduced Jan. 1. 1894. Heretofore the dispatchers, engineers, firemen, conductors, brakemen. and telegraph operators were not affected by the cut of Aug. 17, because of a schedule or contract held with the company. These contracts or schedules will be abrogated Jan. 1, and new schedules entered into. An amended schedule prepared for enginemen and trainmen and a revised list of salaries cf employes in the telegraph service will be made and employes mentioned therein governed thereby. All other employes whose salaries or wages aggregate §50 per month and less than 875 per month, will be reduced 5 per cent, and those aggregating 875 per month and less than 8100 per month, 10 per cent. The cnt above named will be considered by tbe various organizations and brotherhoods of employes, and there is a report that the cut may not be accepted without some arbitration or further considera tion. General Manager Kendrick in the bulletin announcing the decision of tbe receivers, states: The officers and em ployes of the company who were affected by tbe first and heavier reductions, of Augnst 15th, have manifested their loy alty to the company and its interests by accepting euch reductions cheerfully. In view of tbe uniform (Consideration that has always been shown by all classes of employes by this company, and in view of the spirit in which the reductions already ordered have been met, the re ceivers rely with confidence upon the cheerful acceptance of the terms which they have, after careful consideration, decided to offer. The faithful, loyal ser vice which has been given unstintingly by all classes of employes is recognized, and it is hoped that the relations be tween the officers of the company may be as satisfactory in tbe future as they have been in the past. ALBERT DIDN'T GET IT. 1 oung Powers of New York, and His Divorce Case. A number of people here remember young Albert Powers, the son of a mil lionaire of Rochester, N. Y., who spent, a month or eo in this city last summer. He came here from South Dakota and was waiting to get tbe results of suit for divorce against his wife who resides in Rochester, N. Y. The case was heard before the court at Mandan and a decree refused on grounds of insufficient evi dence of facts set up by plaintiff. Mrs. Powers employed attorneys and contest ed the case, purely, it ia said out of stubborness. A fine offer of a yearly sum during life and provision for the child, was made by papa Powers, and at one time it looked as if the lady would drop her case and settle, bnt she didn't. She was a clerk in a candy store in Rochester and young Powers married her for her pretty face. She claimed to be the handsomest woman in the city, and it is said kept tbe Powers family busy pacing bills for jewelry, dresses, etc. While here, the young man who sought relea.se from an unfortunate union, was in a state of constant fear lest bis wife should discover his whereabouts. He watched the trains daily, and never opened mails without fears of having neeu located. He spent a few weeks in Maudan after leaving Jamestown, While here Le employed John Nichols as a izuide and together they spent several weeks camping, shooting and otherwise putting in the time on tbe prairies, out of the way of any inquisitive inquirers. Mrs. Powers seems determined to re main in proximity to the family of her husband, although they have severed all relations of a friendly character since the undesired termination of the divorce case. She is a lady given to sensational ism, if reports are true. After her bus baud had left for the west, unknown to her, she went to New York city and took a World reptJrtei with her in a search through the "Tenderloin Precinct," a notorious locality in Gotham, for her re creant lord. She detailed her woes ta the reporter and the World bad long ac counts of the unfortunate affair. The father of young Powers is one of the beet, known men in western New York, own ing the Powers block, running a bank, etc., in Rochester. He is reported as very wealthy, and the family proud, their son's unfortunate matrimonial mistake catting deep gashes into the family's social cuticle. No one seems to know what has be come of young Powers. He left the state after tbe suit, and told that be in tended to take a trip around the world. He smoked cigarettes, wore a high collar, a wide brimmed straw hat, and was right in the push of dudedom. Ho voluntarily lived openly with a woman ofjthe town in Rochester, in order to get his wife to seek a separation, and 6he on her part would do such foolish things as to teach her little boy to show, in such places as a barber shop, how he would kneel at night at home and pray for his waywaPd papa. Bui Game Hunters. More deer hunters nre being heard from. Messrs. Wiseman, Porter. Hewitt and Walters of Melville, have returned from their annual deer hunt. They did not have quite as good luck as in former years, but made a good showing of tbe antlered parne. Tbev killed seven deer and eight ant-lope, all within .'10 miles of Melville, although they were farther north and west in the hunt. Mr. Wise man is reported to be a fine deer shot, anu on the last trip got four black tailed deer, running, in four shots. The party went well equipped with covered wagon, tents for men and teams, etc. The Jamestown party, Messrs Halstad, McCbesney and Barner, that left for Mandan Sunday last for deer, returned today. They went thirty miles south of Mandan, hunting Monday and Tuesday morning and got two tine bucks which they brought home to show for them selves. One of tbe deer weighs over 200 pounds. The boys spent two nights in the same rancher's house. A good many deer are reported in that vicinity for tbe amount of timber there. No snow is on the ground, and eo there is no tracking game. Jo Huberc. a traveling salesmau from Minneapolis, was with the party and the boys say that he proved him self a gentlemao "although it was ever so paiaful." A steer that was being driven through the streets of LaMoure suddenly dashed half way up the stairway leading into the Lloyd block. To remove the animal required considerable time and the loss of a good deal of paint and plaster.