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DEAD IN A CELLAR.
Body of John Rustad, an In sane Patient, Accidently Discovered. Had Been Missing Since Sept. 6th—The Coroner's Inquest. The body of John Rustad. aa escaped patient from the hospital, was found on the farm of John Severn, six miles south west of the city, Sunday afternoon. Death had taken place several weeks ago, as the remains were badly decomposed. A coroners jury was summoned Monday and the body turned oyer to the asylumn authorities. Nels Homer and wife, who were driv ing near the farm of Mr. Severn—the land is farmed but no one lives on it— drove over to the vacant house to in spect the same with the object of pur chasing, and in the cellar, which is open on one side, discovered the body of a man. Coroner Thorolcl was summoned, and with a jury consisting of Mayor Hal Btead, Marshal Thompson nnd Jake Cooper, went out Monday to view the re mains. He wore asylum slippers and the uameand ward number of the dead man were discovered on the vest lining. It is supposed death occurred from expos ure. John Rustad, who has beni an inmate of the North Dakota Hospital for the In sane for three or four years past, escaped from that institution on the morning of Sept. 6th by means of the elevator shaft, which is used for the conveyance of food from one tioor to another. A vigorous search was at once instituted for him, and although the surrounding country was scoured, no trace could be found lie bad escaped from the institution sev eral times previously notwithstanding the close watch kept upon him, but had always been recaptured. On this last occasion, however, his whereabouts were not discovered and his death must have taken place soon after his escape. The remains were very much shrunken and disintegration proceeded to such a length that his clothes were about the only means of identification. He was about 34 years of age and came from the south ern part of the state. The body has been interred in the asylum cemetery. Defending a Lady. J. Davidson, an old time North Da kotan who used to keep a drug store in the early days of Jamestown, was in Fargo recently and is quoted as follows in the Argus, in reference to the Eisen huth canard and P. D. McKenzie affi davit which that paper promulgated: I notice in your paper this morning that you say Mr. Adams is mistaken. I guess not. It is the other party that is mistaken. The charge that Mr. Eisen huth is a whisky seller is paltry. He kept a drug store in the 80's, but that has nothing to do with Mrs. Eisenhutb. Even then she protested against the sale. I happen to know the facts about Mr. Eisenhutb keeping a drug store as I kept one in Jamestown at the same time and I suppose I must plead guilty to selling whisky also—yet I voted the pro hibition ticket. My wife also protested against my selling whisky, but you know when the "respectable people" want it, what is a "good" druggist to do? I got out of the business and so did Mr. Eisen hutb. Mrs. Eisenhuth has a flood of good deeds to recommend her. She iB a noble wife, a noble woman, a good su perintendent, an efficient educationalist and a Christian lady. She is also a W. C. T. U. lady—a progreesive and aggres sive character, and has fought the battle of woman iu North Dakota and made it possible for all women to hold distin guished office in our state. The following letter from Judge Bald win of this city, a well known and prom inent republican, to the state superin tendent of instruction, Mrs. Laura Eisen huth, is interesting reading in connec tion with the above. He says: Office of County Judge, Jamestown, Oct. 16,1894. Laura J. Eisenhuth, Dear Madam: My attention has been called to an article in the Argus, wherein my friend, P. D. McKenzie, formerly .of Carrington, does some affidavit business. Those who know P. D. McKenzie will not wonder at it. He be»me angry at you in the trial of the MoNulty case and seeks to get even by doing a Bmall job of lying. Peter has wheels in his bead and will revenge himself on anyone, even if he has to lie about it. In the MoNulty case he testified falsely to my certain knowledge. I am sorry that your enemies resort to suob taotios. You may use my name as one who would not believe P. D. McKenzie under oath. Very respectfully, F* Baldwin. Not One Just Reason. The Grafton News and Times says very truly that Mrs. Laura Eisenhuth is "the first woman who ever pluoked the prise of a state office from all opponents in these United States, and the first woman so honored by any political party in ite past history. To the democratic party belongs this great honor of being first to nominate a woman and elect her to so honorable a position in state gov ernment. North Dakota was the first state in the Union to reach out its hand and say to woman oome up higher should not woman have then granted a respite of at least an endorsement of her term of office to her fellow woman be fore she offered so determined an oppo sition? Gooa taste, fair play and honesty of purpose all point in the direction of hands off for another term. There re mains not one just reason for anyone, be it man or woman, to vote against Mrs. Laura J. Eisenhuth on the sixth day of November." Johnson Was 'Misinformed." The Bismarck Tribune is compelled to admit that Congressman Johnson was misinformed about the compulsory agreement of capitol building workmen to vote the independent ticket. The yarn was fully exploded by affidavits of such responsible people that even M. N Johnson will have to take it back in English, but probably will continue to spread it in a foreign language until after the election. This "mistake" is in line with the other campaign "mistakes" and canards about other state candidates opposed by the Fargo Argus. Bismarck Tribune and Grand Forks Herald. Such, for in stance, as the recent statements about Auditor Porter "holding back state funds" when the treasury was over drawn, and that Mrs. Laura Eisenhuth is posing as a fraud before the people of the state. The information comes from several quarters that this kind of argument is simply making friends for the people who are so attacked, as it ought to do. As state officials they are pretty well known by this time, and ought to be proof against a few late-hatched cam paign liee. A Popular Judge. Judge Templeton of Grand Forks was a visitor in the city Saturday icqniring into the general sentiment in this part of the state regarding his candidacy for su preme judge. The judge is popular in his own district and the good feeling that prevails for him there extends far beyond the confines of the district itself. In fact Judge Templeton has acquired a state reputation for legal ability and satisfactory work on the bench. He says that many [republicans in the east ern parr, of the state will vote for him, likewise many independents, and this statement has excellent foundation when the well known preference that was manifested the independent state convention fcr Judge Templeton is remembered. Mr. Newton of Bismarck, was anew name to most of the delegates who anticipated the nomination of Judge Templeton, probably without any oppo sition. Tne people will have no cause to regret if Judge Templeton is elected to the supreme bench. It is a more im portant position than be now holds and the opportunity to till it with a judge tried and not found wanting does not often occur. A Prosperous Ex-Dakotan. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Boyce and child ren were on No. 2 Thursday returning from a trip to the coast to their home in Chicago. They have also been hunting in North Dakota this fall. Mr. Boyce is publisher of the Saturday Blade, a weekly paper sold by carrier boys all over the country. It has one of the largest circulations of any similar publi cation in the United States. It is a spicy, sensational journal, tilling a large and positive demand for that class of newspaper matter. Mr. Boyce has become one of the influential and wealthy men of Chicago in a few years owing to bis own shrewdness and busi ness capacity. It was not many years ago that he ran a smnll weekly of limited circulation at Lisbon in this state, sold out, moved to Chicago and now is owner of a large business block, the Boyce building, and is just the same personally, socially and in a business way as ever. He has been in Montana a few days and says of the great capitol location fight there: '•If you North Dakota newspaper men were only out in Montana this fall you could retire on the money that is being spent in the figbt to remove the capitol. Everything goes and the Montana news papers are doing the most of the work. The boys don't get a chance like that in a life time." Onions a Good Crop. Here is an item containing much food for reflection to tbe farmer, when it is stated that a carload of onions, about 700 bushels, was recently shipped into Bismarck at a total cost of 80 oents per bushel. The Fargo Forum says: Tbe farmers in the vicinity of Arthur, Cass county, led bv A. E. Vrooman are going for onions. This year Mr. Vrooman had ten acres that averaged from 600 to 1,000 busbtls per acre,and netted him 40 cents per bushel. Naturally, he thinks there are more paying farm products than wheat. TWO FIRE LOSSES. Smith's Barn and Part of the "Farmers' Home" De stroyed. Valuable Racing Stock and En tire Contents of Barn Lost. Farmer Wm. Stuff Loses His House by a Lantern Exploding. Fire at an early hourWednesday morn ing destroyed tbe sale and feed stable of A. J. Smith, located on second street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, and partly burned the Farmers' hotel, also owned by Mr. Smith. Twelve head of horses in the barn, together with hay, feed, several buggies and harnesses were burneu. Tne entire east wing of tbe hotel was completely gutted. The origin of the fire is not yet ascertained, but is supposed to have been accidental. At about 12:30, before retiring, Mr. Smith made the rounds of tbe bonse to 6ee that all was secure. Hearing the horses kicking in the barn he looked in the direction of that building and dis covered it atire from, end to end. An alarm was turned in and as soon as pos sible thereafter a stream of water, and later three streams, turned on the flames. Nothing whatever could be done in the way of saving the contents and all efforts turned towards saving adjoining prop erty. Iu this firemen weie unusually successful except in saving two small barns, which stood close up to tbe burn ing building, leaving little opportunity to protect them. The east wing of the house, which originally cost $2,100, caught tire as we'l as the hotel kitchen, and it ««s only after a stubborn fight that the flames were extinguished. The east end of the wing and the attic show only charred timbers, while water and beat did con siderable damage to the remaining por tions of the building. All of the furni ture, bedding and household effects were safely removed to the street, but were considerably damaged in the hasty evacuation of the premises. Everything, even to the carpets, was removed from the building. Tbe main part of tbe hotel will be habitable by the addition of glass in the windows, which were broken by the heat. JCMFED TO SAVE HIS LIFE. Frank Dunlap, who has been employed around the racing stables in this city this season, has been in the habit of sleeping in the loft of the barn and last sight about midnight crawled into the building and went to sleep. He denies that he bad any matches or light at the time. The first intimation he had of a fire was ihe heat and smoke which awakened him. Making a rush for the bay door, be stumbled and fell, burning his hands. In his efforts to force open the door his hands were lacerated and torn and, as soon as a passage large enough to admit of his body was made, he crowded through and leaped to the sidewalk 15 feet below. His hair was singed and his hands, face and lips badly burned and blistered, bis hands suffer ing the most. He was at once cared for by a physician and this afternoon was doing well, though his burned hands will keep him laid up for several days. His hair was scorohed all over large blisters raised on his lips and he had a close call for death. THE LOSSES. Tbe barn contained two yearling colts the property of Mr. Smith and a pony belonging to bis son. H. B. Wood lost two mares, valued at 8500 each, and a 6-montbs-old colt by "Count Tolstoi," worth $100 or more. The mares were "Innes," a chestnut sired by "Onward"—whose 3-year-old sister won a 822,400 puree in Kentucky, much the largest purse ever won by any trotter of that class and"Mollie Smith,' a bay, sired by "Edgewater." Both were Kentucky horses, highly prized by the owner, and were temporarily plaoed in the stables awaiting the building of an addition to Mr. Wood's livery stables. J. Baker, a valuable horse, buggy and harness. Lose 8150. W. H. Ruttle of New Rockford, a driv ing horse and cart valued at 8125, to gether with some personal property left in the offioe. Ed Gorman of Dawson, his fur coAt and other private property, together with a team belonging to a gentleman in New York eity, in his care. John Corbett of Windsor, team, har ness and other property. Jas. MoCabe, mare "Nutwood." Wm. H. Bullock, in charge of the barn, but sleeping in tbe hotel, lost his bicycle, trunk and all clothing except on his back. INSURANCE. There was but 82,000 insurance on WEEK VOL XVIII JAMESTOWN. NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY OCTOBER 25 1894 NO 13 both barn and hotel equally divided among the German American, tbe Ni agara, the British American and the' Traders insuarnce companies. Each company carried 8250 insurance on each building. The hotel cost snout 84,GOO and tbe barn 83,000. The loss on tbe latter will amount to several thousand dollars above tbe insurance. Tbe barn was built in 1882. NOTES. It seems that Dunlap, the man who said to have jumped from tbe hay mow has told several different stories as to the time he entered the barn. To one he said he was in tbe barn at 10:30 to another at 11 p. m., and to another that a drunken man was with him—didn't know when he did enter the building. He entered tbe building, however, through the shed in which wood was sawed, by the wind mill, which sur mounted the barn. By his own story it was about midnight. He had no per mission to sleep in the barn, not being employed there. In fact, Bullock did not know that he was in town. Wtiea Night Policeman Lou Cadieux reached the fire, among the first, the fire seemed to be burning strongest in the woodshed 1 as though it had originated there. It is believed by some, that DuDlap when eiirincr, accidently dropped alight here and in bis endeavors to extinguish the blaze, tore and burned his hands and blistered his face. An investigation, however, may prove this otherwise. A small barn 24x14, owned by Phil Mason, standing east of Smith's barn was burned. Two cows which were in the building were taken out in time. An other barn 40x50 feet belonging to Jack Harris, which stood at the north end of Mr. Smith's barn also burned to the ground. This contained a horse and three pigs belonging to Mr. Mason, all of which were saved. No insurance on either of these barns. Mr. Smith has been carrying 85,000 insurance, but owing to the almost pro hibitory rate had dropped 83,000 of it, SI,000 only recently. Harry Helm: I lost nothing in the fire. Had three horses in the barn, but fortunately removed them a few days ago. Would have been very sorry to lose any of them. That brood mare of H. B. Wood's—"Innes"—was one of the best animals ever brought to this state. A FARMER'S FIRE. Wm. Stuff' Loses His House and All Its Contents. Word reached the city yesterday after noon of tbe loss by fire, occasioned by the explosion of a lantern, of the farm house with all the contents, of Wm. Stuff, located 15 miles northeast of here and a few miles southeast of Spiritwood lake. The loss is total. Insuraance 8300 on house and 850 on contents in the St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance com pany. The tire occurred about 7:30 p. m., Friday, the 19th inst. Mrs. Stuff was sick in b«d at tbe time and it was with difficulty that she and a small amount of bedding were saved. All the household furniture, clothing, etc., 100 bushels of potatoes and other property was destroyed. Mr. Stuff upon coming in from his days work discovered that his cows were gone and after a short search decided to cook bis supper and then search for them. Leaving the lantern in the wood sbed it exploded and when tbe fire was discovered it had gained too great head way to be checked. The loss falls heavily at this time of the year and the unfortu nate family will be obliged to turn a granary into a house and use that this winter. The County Judgeship. There are three candidates for probate judge before the voters this year. J. W. Goodrich, George McGregor and John Knauf. The first two are old citizens, and have taken the good and bad years of a Dakota residence along with their neighbors. "Colonel" Knauf, the third candidate, is a younger man. known chiefly in connection with a political party league. The office of county judge is not an extremely lucrative one, yet it ought be filled by men of integrity and character, and if there is any profit in it the old timers in Stutsman county are entitled to a preference. In selecting a name for this office the voter ought to find no difficulty in making a choice. Highly Recommended. The Capital is advocating the elec tion of tbe straight republican county ticket because it says the can didates "represent republican princi ples and can be trusted to protect every interest, eto." One of the legis lative candidates tbe voter is asked to vote for is E. J. Gleason, who is recom mended for bis honesty and economy. It is safe to say that the general repu tation of all the candidates for the legis lature is pretty well known in tbe county, and that voters are going to use their own knowledge of the men they vote to send to the legislature this fall. LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES. Some Reasons for Considera tion in Choice for the Legislature. A Phase of the Sheriff's Con test—Rich Ore in State of Washington. There is a strong sentiment in favor of J. T. Eager aa one of the members for the legislature from this county. There is no disguising tbe fact that if Roger Allin is elected governor, it will take all the "pull" tbe oounty has to keep the feeble minded institution in its present loca tion. The scheme is to divide the future appropriations for the state hospital, by gradually increasing the scope of the proposed feeble minded school to a full Hedged hospital. To prevent this, as The Alert has pointed out, it will be necessary to rely chiefly on the indepen dent members of the legislature. That party is pledged in its platform to a re duction instead of increase of expenses, particularly where not actually neces sary. The two independent candidates therefore, Mr. Eager and Mr. Xasliold, represent reasons for more than the usual consideration in the choice of mem bers of the legislature. With a republi can majority in both houses and a gov ernor living in the county, where it is proposed to establish wLat will be prac tically a new institution, it will be an easy matter to get a removal bill through the legislature. For James town this is not a matter of pure politics and all people interested in the town and in preserving undivided the present state institution for many years at least, ought to consider it entirely outside of politics. There are other excellent candidates for the same offices seeking votes, but the question with the people of the town and county is, who will serve us the most effectively, not who can we compli ment by electing to the honorable place as members of the law making body of the state. As to the Sheriff'. John S. Johnson: I would like to have my friends and those who have ex pressed themselves favorably to my candidacy know that a plan is being worked to get votes for Mr. Barner, the independent candidate, by the friends of Sheriff Eddy, on tbe grounds that every vote cast for Mr. Barner taKes one from myself and is practically a vote for Mr. Eddy. I have received a great deal of encouragement to make the fight for sheriff on the grounds that I would con duct the office, if elected, in an economi cal and fair way, and in the interests of the county. For this reason I desire to notify my friends of tbe above plan to draw votes that are friendly to both my self and Mr. Barner, but which will re sult in giving another the vote instead. WASHINGTON COPPER. Richard Sykes Developing Ameri can Mining Property. Richard Sykes returned Thursday from a visit to tbe Washington mining prop erties of the company in which he is in terested. They are located not far from Everett, on Puget sound, and consist of copper and other minerals, chiefly the former. Tbe deposit is said to show very rich in exposed ore, ground away and washed off from the face of a mountain chasm by centuries of glacial action. Development work has been done to considerable extent already. It is proposed to erect a large smelter on some convenient site at tide water, and possibly build a railroad to connect with one of the already constructed lines that pass through Everett and Seattle. Mr. Sykes had photographic views of the "Little Chief" and "Sultan" mines also has had drawings of the dip of tbe veins, etc. The property lies within seven or eight miles of the famous Monte Christo mines, from which a railroad has already been built to Everett and a smelter erected by Rockerfeller and the Northern Pacific syndicate, at an expense of two millions or more, it is claimed. One of the singular circumstances connected with this latter investment is that tbe smelter was built for the reduction of silver ore, the road constructed and min ing begun without the company appar ently knowing the exact kind of mineral the mine contained. Instead of silver it is now said the Monte Christo mines are mostly copper of a low grade. Mr. Sykes said that business was still dull on the coast, but preperations were going on for an expected revival. Every one has faith in the country and its re sources. He referred to the wide circulation bis recent interview in The Alert had obtained, in which he advised farmers of North Dakota to cease raising wheat for export on account of the impossibility of our competing in Liverpool witbwbeat growers in forelng silver-using countries. He said the interview bad evidently been extensively read. He repeated the ad vice to discontinue wheat growing and take up other branches of farming. He said that if tbe United States could alone, in his opinion, safely coin silver at the ratio of 16 to 1, and thereby raise its value, it would be of universal benefit to this country, and be hoped such would be tbe case. He thought England would sooner or later be forced to bi-metallism from the failure of her American railway and other investments to pay interest, if not from a general repudiation of the principal. The inability of farmers in the United States especially, to meet gold obligations Mr. Sykes predicted without reservation. Tnat Ballot Item. In discussing any local question that affects his own interests, Editor Wap Dock of the Capital seldom pays any regard for the truth of his statements. If distortion of facts will not answer the purpose, personalities, and generally both, are resorted to. Jamestown vic tims know this so well that further refer ence to it is unnecessary. Referring to the price the county paid for its ballots he says, as a sample dis tortion, that The Alert charged 350 more than the Capital for the work. The bids were: Der Pioneer, S100.80 Alert, 8102.50 Capital—for a Fargo house— S7G.50 difference between that and Alert's bid, 82G—not 650. The outside firm charges about 870 for the tickets, and with freight and discount on war rants off—the profit is hard to find for a Jamestown firm, some one of which should have had something for the work done at home, to Le paid out to wage earners here, instead of those in another town. In this instance the county is a little ahead, on a job that is needed once in two years but from other bills for cer tain alleged services and supplies, that have been allowed, and are in prospect of being allowed, it seems that a saving some where is highly necessary —hence the printer and the legiti mate merchant and business firm is., made to 6tand it, while some one elee gets a benefit. Cattle and Sheep Market. The cattle market was somewhat lower last week owing to heavy runs of westerns. With cold weather the price of western stock should advance. The top price in Chicago last week for choice cattle was 84.75. The receipts of sheep for last week in the 6ame market were 95,000. There never was a week which closed with so many unsold sheep in the yards. The outlook for tbe sheep market is bad unless supplies are cut off, as dressed mutton at eastern points is so low that packers say they cannot pay a decent price. Prices have declined 25 cents to 60 cents on both sheep and lambs—choice sheep, $2.25 to 82.75, and lambs from 33 to 84. A New Finn. The Jamestown Cabinet and Uphol stering company have rented the Barnes building on Fifth avenue south and, after Monday next, will be in a position to do general upholstering, cutting and fitting of carpets, recaneing chairs, make or remake mattresses, renovating feath ers and other work of a similar nature in a workmanlike manner and on short notice. The latest machinery necessary to do work of this kind is now being put in. The members of the firm are C. A. ^ost, formerly foreman in one of the largest furniture houses in the United States, located at Omaha, Neb., an ex pert in the upholstering trade, and J. H. Cotfman, a well-known resident of the city, having lived here a number of years. The Visible Supply. The visible supply of wheat in this country for the week ended Saturday, October 20, 1894, shows an increase of of 1,5»5,000 bushels as against an increase of 1,739,000 bushela for the correspond ing week last year and an increase of 4,.12,000 bushels the corresponding week two years ago. Conductor Dnscoll met within peculiar and somewhat painful accident on his train yesterday, says the Grand Forks Plaindealer. While passing through the alley in the dining car he met the conductor of that institution. The latter had a pencil in his mouth and as the two men approached each other the oar gave a sudden lurch and they came together with a bang. The pencil dis appeared. Part of it went down the throat of the dining-car conductor and the other part went into Mr. Driscoll's ear, making a very painfnl wonnd. The lead was driven into the ear with such force that a pair of pinchers bad to be employed to extract it. I" I'