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A SOCIETY EVENT.
I The Reception Given by Mr. and Mrs. C^y and Dr. De Puy. Largely Attended, Successfully Managed and Generally Enjoyed. One of the most thoroughly enjoyable aooial events attended by Jamestown people occurred last night, it being the reception given by Dr. De Puy and Sen ator and Mrs. L. R. Casey at the De Pay residence cn The Fourth avenue. The affair «os complimentary to Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Topliff of St. Paul, and for so largely attended an occasion, over 300 in vitfttione having been issued, was noted as being specially pleasant for those present. The hosts and hostess left nothing unattended that could add to the enjoyment or comfort of the guests. None of the traditional formality of re ceptions was visible in the throng of ladies and gentlemen that filled the rooms to completion, yet without crowd ing, or found quieter nooks and corners on the verandas, screened with oanvas for the occasion. The space between doorway and pavement was also canvas covered. rooms of the handsome dwelling, on upper and lower floor, were all thrown open and fully utilized. The guests were received 10 well as the parlor, which, as other rooms, had been beauti fully decorated with roses, plants and flowers, and was brilliant with eleo trio light. The dining-room was also handsomly adorned with floral decora tions, and the table, containing a menu of delicious refreshments, was orna mented by a huge cluster of magnificent roees, the admiration of everyone. Ices, salads, creams, confections, etc., with coffee, all of the richest and most tempt ing preparation, were provided by the generous hosts and partaken at pleasure in an informal way. Devotees of cards found recreation in card and smoking room. Almost the entire floor space o( the residence was given up to the ocoasion, the COM mingling of visitors being entirely un impeded by furniture, which had been re moved. The dresses of the ladies were particu larly elegant, many specially made gowns baina worn, and lending to the eoene, from the point of view of the on looker, a most happy effect. The cards announced the reoeptioo from 8 till 11» and during those hours the guests came and left at pleasure those desiring to do so going from the residence to the danc ing hall in the opera house block, where the evening was rounded out and made complete in its enjoyment by an hour and a half of dancing. Conveyances were provided for transportation between residenco and hall ices for those desir ing them were to be obtained there also, and no detail of a successfully, managed entertainment left unprovided. War nock's orchestra furnished music. Among those noted in attendance were Mr and Mrs John Lstta, Mr. and Mrs Hills, Mrs Winslow, Miss Eliza beth Winslow, Prof and Mrs Sohmitd, Mr and Mrs O Seiler, Rev Thomson, Mr Frank Casey, Miss Theo Casey Mr. Fanoher, Mrs Geo Palmer, Mr John Seibert, Chas Shurlock, Mr and Mrs Woodward, Mrs Nashold, Miss Matti eon, Mr Sadelmyer, Mr and Mrs Har rington,Mr and Mrs E Stallman.Mr and Mrs Geo Lutz, Mr and Mrs Storms, Mr and Mrs Poole, W Coggeshall, Mr and Mrs Pearce, Miss Lizzie Bonham, Mrs A Dickey, Miss Rena White, Nierling, Quinlan, St Paul, Mr and Mrs E Gleason, Mr and Mrs A1 Klein, Mr and Mrs Frank Ingalls, Ralf Roper Mrs E S Miller, Mrs Faunce, Mr and Mrs Taylor, O Churchill, Stuart Wells, Floss Wells, Mrs Smith, Clayton Smith, Cornelia Smith, Jennette Smith, Mr and Mrs A Gillfillan, Mr and Mrs Bollinger, Mrs E Stroug, Mr and Mrs Montgomery, Mr and Mrs A Steel, Mr and Mrs Branch, Mr and Mrs Comstook, Mr and Mrs E Chase, W S Trimble, Mrs 3 Qlas pell, Mrs Judpe Rose, Miss Nellie Rose, Mr and Mrs Tilden, Miss Kate Tilden, /Mr and Mrs Avis, Mr E W Camp, Mr and Mrs Smart, Mr and Mrs Hotch kiss, Mr and Mrs Helm, Mrs Dr Helm, Mr Willie Helm, Mrs Archibald, Miss Archibald, Frank Carr, Mr Frank Taylor, Miss McGinnis, Mr and Mrs Judd, Mr and Mrs Roper, Miss Maude Roper, Miss Fuller, Mrs Brockton Brown, Mr and W E Greene, S Rus sell, Mr and Mrs Wilson, Mr and Mrs Gieseler, Mr and Mrs Allen, Mr and Mrs E White, Mr and Mrs McLain, Major and Mrs Lyon, Mr and Mrs S A Wilder, Mr and Mrs N Orlady, Mrs S Watson, Mr and Mrs Chas Klaus, Miss Eva Klaus, WR Kel logg, Harry Flint, Nora Wells, Paul Thomson. No veraber Data. The chief of the weather bureau di rects the publication of the following data, sompiled from the record of obser vations for the month of November, taken at Bismarok for a period of twenty years. It is believed that the facts thus set forth will prove of interest to the publio, as well as the special student, showing as they do the average and ex treme conditions of the more important meteorological elements and the range within whioh such variations may be ex pected to keep during any corresponding month. Temperature—The mean or normal temperature is 26 degrees. The warmest November was that of 1890, with an av erage of 37 degrees, and the coldest that of 1875, with en average of 17 degree*. 1 The highest temperature during any No vember was 73 degrees, on the 1st, in 1887, and the lowest temperature, 28 de grees, on the 21st, in 1875. The average date on which first "killing" frost oc curred was Sept. 15. Precipitation (rain and melted snow):— Average for the month, 0.63 inches aver age number of days with .01 of an inch or more, 8. The greatest monthly pre cipitation was 2.18 inches in 1874, and the least, 0.11 inches in 1887. The great est amount recorded in any 24 oonsecu tive hours was 1.13 inohes on Nov. 7, 1874. The greatest amount of snowfall recorded in 24 consecutive hours (record extending to winter ot 1884-5 only) was 7.0 inches on the 22nd in 1893. Clouds and weather:—Average num ber of cloudless days, 10 partly cloudy days, 12, cloudy days, 8. The prevailing winds have been from the northwest the highest velocity of the wind during any November was 60 miles on the 27th in 1877. Tell the Truth. Bismarok Settler: Thoss Bismarokers who told Congressman Johnson a big yarn about the workmen at the capital having to sign an agreement to Tote the populist tioket have dons Mr. Johnson a great injustice. The Settler is convinced that the story is not true, and its authors have very little foundation for it. Of oourse the administration has hired its friends, rather than its oppon ents, on the work a fact that is not sur prising. Any party is likely to do that. But the republican cause is not helped by false charges. Tell the truth. Thirty Votes. Judge Rose flushed a short term of court in Logan *ounty last week making some 30 citizens from Russian settlers who will have votes to cast this fall. There was but one civil case on the dooket. Death of H. C. Southard. The death of H. C. Southard, for 13 years a resident of Fargo, occurred in California Thursday. Mr. Southard was an attorney ot ability and character, a member of the legislature who stood solid for the republican cause in that body, and a man who retained friend ships and was ever ready to do a kindly aot. A young man cut off in prime— the state can ill afford to lose one like him. He leaves a wife and several child ren. A Consolidation. There are so many daily newspapers in Fargo that do not pay legitimate ex penses—and the campaign being far gone, and of little avail while on—that consolidation is in order even now. The old-time Republican haa been bought by Edwards & Plumley and will be run into the Forum and lose its identity, because it failed to earn enough money to con tinue publication. Editor Jordan has had hard luck in hard times, and the fraternity trust he will find easier sailing soon. The Republican was the firat daily paper Fargo had. That JoyfUl Feeling. With the exhilerating sense of renewed health and strength and internal cleanli ness, which follows the use of dyrup of Figs, is unknown to the few who have not progressed beyond the old time medicines and the oheap substitutes sometimes offered but never accepted by the well informed. The Chief Reliance. The concurrent resolution to divide the state hospital is being published in many newspapers. If Jamestown people think that a republican majority in the legislature, with Allin as governor, will refuse to stop this deal, they are sadly mistaken. The chief relianoe to kill the bill will be the independents. They are opposed to it, no matter from what part of the state they hail, and with enough of them in the legislature the soheme can be killed for many years. Allin comes from Walsh county. Grafton wants the institution. Banker Cashel, who is working the plan to get it, has a pull, and will be aided by leading Red river valley member*. Grand Forks re publicans will "go in" for it. Jamestown need not think otherwise. The way to kill the bill to get enough indepen dents elected and enlisted against it, and make the fight in the next legislature. The Heavy End of a Match. "Mary," said Farmer Flint at the breakfast table as be asked for a second cup of coffee, "I've made a discovery." "Well, Cyrus, you're about the last one I'd expect of eccb a thing, but what is it?" "I have found that the heavy end of a match is its light end." responded Cyrus with a grin that would have adornsd a skull. Mary looked disgusted, but with an air of triumph quickly retorted, "I've got a disoovery, too, Cyrus. It wss msde by Dr. R. V. Pierce, and is called a *Golden Medical Disoovery.' It dnvss away blotches and pimples, purifies the blood, tones up the system and makes one feel brand new. Why, it oured Cousin Ben, who had consumption and was almost reduced to a skeleton. Before his wife began to use it she wss a pale, sickly thing, but look at her: she's rosy-cheeked and healthy and weighs 165 pounds. That, Cyrus, is a disoovery that's worth mentioning." Young or middle-aged men, suffering from premature decline of power, how aver induced, speedily and radically cured. Illustrated book sent securely sealed for 10 cents in stamps. World's Dispensary Medical Association, Buffalo, N. y. WORKS SATISFACTORILY. Jamestown Sewerage System in Operation—Flushing Process. One Money-Getting Crop This Year—Sample of Flax Cultivation. City Engineer Tilden is well satisfied with the preliminary operation of the sewer system inaugurated for theoity Thursday for the first time. The flush ing process works in perfect order, as far as tried. It requires 10 minutes to fill the flush tank and but half a minute to empty. It is automatio in its sotion and there is believed to be. no danger what ever of its freezing. It requires one hour and twenty-five minutes to flush the entire length ot the sewer. Owing to its being in operation but a short time a full test of disintegration of sewerage and the benefits of the system are not yet obtainable. It is a most valuable acqui sition to the health and advantages ot theoity as a place of residenoe and the people will no doubt demand its farther extension as soon as it can be afforded. One Debt-Paying Crop. The results of the600-acre flax oropon the Carrington & Casey farm this year were very satisfactory. Flax this sesson was about the only money making crop, and it is unfortunate that more North Dakota farmers did not or oould not raise it. The Carrington & Casey crop netted 810 an acre, costing 95.20 to raise. The average price received for the crop was $1.35. The yield was nine bushels, a fair average for this. year. The flax was shipped from the machine, as no special bins had been built on the farm for this crop. If it oould have been stored properly, Mr. Casey is confident all the yield oould have been sold for $1.50 a bushel for seed. Speaking of flax growing in this state, Mr. Casey says that, as we all know, it has been heretofore only an incident in cultivation, and the poorest land has been given up to it. An instance of what proper cultivation of the crop will do is seen in the case of George H. Es terbrook, a Foster county farmer, who sowed two separate pieces of summer fallowed ground this year to flax, getting fourteen bushels on one and sixteen on the other per acre. It is a leader of crops for economical harvesting, and the one crop this season that has bad a debt paying capacity. The price is likely to remain high, as the present crop has mostly been marketed, owing to the high price. Seed next year will be high, and as a consequence no very extensive acre age can be looked for. Deafness Cannot Be Cured By local applications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure deafness, and that is by constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed con dition of the mucous lining of the Eus tachian Tube. When this tube is in flamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfeot hearing, and when it is en tirely closed deafness is the result, and unless the inflammation can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed for ever nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed oondition of the muouos surfaces. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness (oaused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for oircuiars tree. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold by druggists, 75c. Dyspeptics Are supposed by our English cousins to be a distinctively Amerioan product, beoause pie (something not cultivated in the British Islands) is so generally eaten by our people. But we are not sinners above all other cations, and everywhere hasty eating, or partaking of ill-cooked or indigestible food, will entail misery on the stomach. Dyspepsia may be largely avided by taking care that meals are prepared of good materials and by experienced cooks. Trouble is often ex perienced in securing these while travel ing, but never when the traveler can avail himEelf of the dining cars operated by the Burlington Route. Experienced caterers devote themselves to selecting and securing the best articles of food, the best cnlinary talent is engaged in preparing them for consumption, while the tasty table furniture and interior decorations of the car combine to form pleasing surroundings. The old plan of charging a round dollar per meal has been abandoned, and these oars are now operated on the cafe plan, alt articles on the menu having a prioe affixed, so that the patron pays only for what is ordered. For tickets, time-tables, rates etc., apply to any tioket agent of the Burlington Route or connecting lines, or write to W. J. C. Kenyon, Gen. Pass. Agent, St. Paul, Minn. WANTED. Horses, Cattle or Sheep to winter at Hard Times Prioes, or would lease a few hundred Breeding Ewes. J. B. SMITH, City. The U. 5. Gov't Reports Mhow Royal Baking Powder auparior to alt othtrs. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla. RAILROAD RED TAPE. GIGANTIC INDUSTRY ORGANIZED AND MANAGED LIKE AN ARMY. The Commander In Chief—Cliaoaoej M. Depew Describes HI* Day's Work—H. Walter Webb's Review—Why So Many Railroads Default. [Special Correspondence.] NEW YORK, Oct. 29.—Railroads In their organisation are like armies. Eabh has its generals, officers of the line and rank and file. The employees of the New York Central railroad alone comprise a body as large as Uncle Sam's regular army, and the aggregate number of em ployees of all the roads in the United States Is as large as the standing army of Germany. This means that the 1,890 rail roads in the United States employ 900,000 men, and that one person In every 90 of our population depends for a livelihood on a railroad. Each of these 1,890 railroads is organ ised and managed on the same general plan. Each is divided into eight general departments in command of corporate offi cers of the company. In the case of the New York Central, for instance, the de MB. DEPEW IN HI? OFFICE. partments of finance, law and accounting are in the command of the first vice presi dent, Mr. C. C. Clarke. These are the most important departments, for the en tire road depends upon the judgment, foresight and accuracy of its financial head. Mr. Clarke is little known to the general publio, but there's not one banker or broker in Wall street but recognizes him and knows he's there on big business. The second vice president of the New York Central, Mr. H. J. Hoyden, com mands the departments of traffic and sup ply. Under his supervision the rates, a vital part of every railroad, are fixed, claims adjusted and all materials pur chased. The third vice president, Mr. H. Walter Webb, is well known to the general pub lie by virtue of his duties as commander of the departments of road, equipment and transportation. Mr. Webb comes in closer and more frequent contact with the Se ople than any other officer of the road. it is who looks after the building of roadways, bridges and buildings, sees that the road is properly equipped with cars, engines and boats, keeping meanwhile a wide open eye to the comfort of the publio In the matter of service. Mr. Webb, when in town, does an honest day's work in his office from 10 till 4. About onoe a week he makes a journey of inspection from New York to Buffalo in his private oar. This journey is like that of a great general reviewing his troops. The government of any railroad is vest ed first of all in the stockholders, but the stockholders' share in governing is merely nominal. Supposed to have all to 6ay, they really have nothing to say. They simply elect their representatives, com monly called the board of directors. The board meets only once a year, but mean while it has elected a chairman, or rather the man who holds the most stock elects himself chairman, and he, as ex-offioio member of all committees, is the active practical head, the highest officer of a rail road company. In many railroads the chairman is also the president, but when these offices are divided the president is subordinate to the chairman. Holding to the New York Central as a representative of all roads, Mr. Depew is not first in command, as is generally supposed, but is a sort of adju tant general under Mr. Cornelius Vander bilt, the chairman. Mr. Vanderbilt, like Mr. Depew, is a hard worker. Nine o'clock is not too early to find htm at his desk in the Grand Central station, and thero he remains all day, giving his time to this or that committee and looking aft er bis multitudinous duties as chairman not only of the New York Central, but of 41 other roads. Here in Mr. Vanderbilfs office all the work of organization of the New York Central system is carried on, and every clerk in that particular office you may be sure is an expert in some par ticular branch of railroad work. Rigid Rules of the Company. And in this office, too, all the red tape of the New York Central begins, and al though the public snarls and kicks against red tape it is a truth nevertheless that the more the red tape the finer the organi zation that uses it. The New York Cen tral, generally conceded by railroad men to be one of the very best organized roads in the country, holds its end in this way chiefly with use of red tape. So fine are the lines drawn that Mr. Vanderbilt him self oonnot send out for even a lead pencil and charge it to the company. If he wants a lead pencil, he must make requisition for it through the proper channels. As to what Mr. Depew does for a living, or rather what he does to earn hi* salary, the same salary he would receive as presi dent of the United States, I asked him personally. He had turned his room in the Grand Central depot into a temporary observatory. I found him squinting through a long brass telescope, which was mounted like a gatling gun aud aimed through the window past the Murray Hill hotel direct at heaven. Not a star could he see, for It was only 4 o'clock in the afternoon. "What are you searching for, Dr. Do pew f" I asked. His answer was not intended for publi cation, but—"I am searching for my ehances of the governorship," be said, "and incidentally am hunting for my friend Piatt.'' With that curving of the upper lipwhich characterizes liis siuile he explained that the telesfotio was fur his "bov" nnd ilrcuv. ped into a leather chair beforo his desk, saying, "Now, what can I do for youf" "Define your duties as president of the New York Central railroad, describe your day's work." Ofltee of President No Sinecure. "Well," he began, "my duty lies in the general control and direction of the com pany's business in all its departments. As a result of this, I am Interviewed, con ferred and consulted with in this room from morning till night. I get here about 9, and after attending to a mail 13 inohes high I look over the reports from every point of the New York Central and Its branches, ascertaining the exact condition of the road. Then the heads of depart ments oome to me for consultation. If there has been an aooldent, explanations are made to me here If there has been a falling off in the amount of traffic, the cause is investigated if there's an in crease, we look to see how It can be made permanent. "Then the presidents of some of our connecting or rival roads oome In every day, sometimes three or four at a time, for a conference relating to matters of common Interest. As their time is valu able, I see them before all other oallers. These conferences sometimes last two or three hours, making probably the biggest hole in my day's work. "The next largest draft upon my time is made by newspaper men. They strag gle in at all times of the day, and I see them as soon as I can. Each one stays probably ten minutes, but as there are perhaps ten of them everyday that means 110 minutes. They oome to me for rail road news from all over the country, and I am usually glad to tell them all I know. Every Wednesday at noon the executive council, of which I am chairman, con venes in this room to consider contracts, large expenditures, the issue of bonds and other Important matters. Then there are all sorts of other conferences, sometimes a freight or passenger claim, which our attorney says can be settled at once rather than go through our claims department. The claimants are here, so in they troop, and the matter Is settled then end there. "After that the chief engineer may want to see me about anew bridge or ex tension of tracks. Then, if there's any time left, I see the miscellaneous visitors, who come from all classes and conditions, and that ends my day's work as far as the New York Central is concerned." Taking the New York Central as an army, the Grand Central station might be called general headquarters. In this busy, desk laden hive 1,000 clerks are employed, and hero the road is run on paper. How Time Tables Are Made. In the traffic department, for example, time tables are made, a most ingenious bit of work. One side of a mom is covered with a mammoth chart. The chart is ruled horizontally with heavy and light lines two, five or ten minutes apart, and perpendicularly with lines representing the distances between stations, the whole resembling mosquito netting with uneven meshes. Now a new time table is to be made. An expert comes along with a box of common brass pins and several spools of ordinary coarse thread. The threads are various colors—red for freight trains, blue for passenger trains, black for trains of other roads running on same traoks, and so on. For illustration, if a table for a train from New York to Buf falo is to be made, a pin is driven in at New York, the thread tied on and carried from pin to pin, representing the different stations across the hoard all the way to Buffalo. All trains for long or short dis tances are arranged in the same way. By the time 100 trains are thus tabled the chart looks like a great 6pider web held down with pins. This represents days of patient work, but all that remains now is to transfer the table to paper, and the time table is ready for the printer. Shoving For 1803. Just at this critical period of railroad "boycotts," "tieups" and "sympathetic strikes" a glance at the general railroad statistics for 1893 is interesting in the ex treme. Nearly $1,250,000,000 was paid into the exchequers of the 1,890 railroads. As railroads derive only a small income from sources other than passengers and freight, this $1,850,000,000 was derived from carrying about 594,000,000 passen gers and 746,000,000 tons of freight. Ac cording to this, if every passenger carried by our railroads last year had been a dif ferent person, they would have carried more than half the entire population of the world. To equip the plants of all these railroads capitalists have invested $10,500,000,000. For this outlay they received less than $200,000,000 In dividends, or less than 1 per cent, notwithstanding that $1,250,- oaocK 30CL0CK 5 0CL0CK 60 CLOCK 20 gCTRA +0 FOR MAKING A TIME TABLE. 000,000 paid into the company's coffers. No wonder that 65 per cent of our rail roads have defaulted in the last ten months! To carry these hosts of passengers and move these mountains of freight required 85,000 locomotives, 32,000 passenger cars and over 1,000,000 freight cars. Counting all second track sidings and yard tracks, there are more than 230,000 miles of tracks in the country. The ac tual distance covered, however, is 176,461 miles. And, as for employment of men, that has been shown, though it might be added here that every 100 miles of railroad give employment to 515 men. Accident statistics are cold facts which no road likes to have exploited. However, without mentioning any particular road, there were killed last year on our railroads 2,727 employees and 299 passengers. The injured numbered 31,729 employees and 3,229 passengers. One in every 320 men employed was killed and one in every 27 in jured. This is pretty hard on employees. As far as passengers are concerned, how ever, it is bad and deplorably unnecessary. But, considering the carelessness and reck lessness of passengers, It. might have beon worse when one learns that for every 2,000,000 passengers carried the railroads killed only one aud injured ten. GILSON WlLLETS. KNOWLEDGE Brings comfort and improvement^ tends to personal enjoyment whet rightly used. The many, who live bet ter than others and enjoy life more, with less expenditure, by more promptly adapting the world's best products to the needs of physical being, will attest the value to health of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in the remedy, Syrup of Figs. Its excellence is due to its presenting in the form most acceptable and pleas ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax ative effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds, headaches and fevers ana permanently curing constipation. It has given satisfaction to millions and met with the approval of the medical profession, because it acts on the Kid neys, Liver and Bowels without weak ening them and it iB perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug gists in 50c send 1 bottles, but it is man ufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only, whose name is nil ted on every package, also the name. Syrup of Figs, and being well informed, you will not accept any substitute if offered. Your Watch Insured Free. A perfect insurance against theft or accident is the now famous BOW, the only bow (ring) which cannot be pulled or wrenched from the case. 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