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CITY AND VICINITY. l:rom Monday's Dally. Tho "hunif jury" at Medora was pho tographed. Supt. and Mrs. Wilson returned to day from St. Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Steel left today for a visit at Milwaukee. Deputy Public Examiner Wallace re turned to Bismarck this morning. The James River bank is puttmg in water connections from the Fifth ave une mains. Dr. Wink was called to Eckelson today to attend a very sick child of Samuel Dailey, section foreman. Drs. Wheaton, of St. Paul, Kendnck, of Brainerd, and Vidal, of Fargo, are In the city in attendance oo the Rankin (rial. C. W. Morris of the Capital made the Gladstone machine win him about 50 ten cent cigars for 50 cents last night, and everybody smoked. Householder: Some of the coal oil sold here smells to henven after lamp containing it is lighted. It is calculated to drive a dog from a tan-yard. J. T. Gray oarae in today from Ohio, called by the illness of Rob. Gray, whose condition was more comfortable and en couraging this morning than heretofore. There will be a masquerade ball given at the Workman hall January 23rd. Prioa of tiokets 50 oents for gentlemen and ladies 25 cents. Music by McGilli vray'a orchestra. The ball will be con ducted in a first class manner in every respect, and all ore invited to be pres ent. The postal authorities have changed the Washington mail from west of Hel ena, where it has been "worked" hereto fore, to the Jamestown-Miles City run. P. Maries has been detailed'to that run on that account and the prospects point very favorably, the postal clerks say, to a etill larger crew. Now there are five through clerks and two helpers, but if change is made could employ three extra men and probably a helper or two be sides. 8. B. Mahaney, of Larimore, will de liver his lecture, "From Plymouth Rock to the World's Fair," at the M. E. ohuroh Thursday evening, 16th inst. The press of the state speaks highly of this lecture. In it Mr. Mahaney clearly points out the marked periods in our country'sdevelopment. The settlement of New England, the struggles of the colonies, the revolution, the making of the. constitution, the war of 1812, causes of the civil war, lessons from the world's fair, present day tendencies, ancient and modern civilization contrasted. The entire proceeds of the lecture go to Wbi. H. Seward G. A. R.Post of Jamestown. The best anodyne and expectorant for the cure of colds, coughs, and all throat, lung aud bronchial troubles, is undoubt edly Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, the only specific for colds and coughs admitted on exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair. From Tuesday's Daily. A. E. Wood, of Fargo, is at the Glad stone. A new hardwood floor is being laid in the grocery store of James Crum. Mr. Charles Morrow, on old resident Of Spiritwood, came to the oity last night for medical treatment. The ladies of St. James Catholic church will give a sociable Thursday, Jan. 23, at the priest's residence. John Tunstall says he had a very plepsant trip and visit in the Twin cities. It "pulled", to get back to work. The testimony of the hospital investi gation is full of local interest for James town readers and The Alerts are in demand. The asylum is putting up the usual supply of ice. The supply is being taken from the river north of the city. The blooks are two feet thick and apparently of good quality. The Alliance Mortgage and Invest ment Company today took possession of their new offices in the James River bank building, on the ground floor. One of the most convenient offices in the city has been .fitted up with all appurtenances which will facilitate the transaction of business. Checks for the final dividend of the Lloyd's bank will be ready for the ^comptroller's signature Thursday even Awaruea Highest Honors—World's Pair, DR CREAM BAKING POWWB MOST PERFECT MADE. A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant, 40 YEARS THE STANDARD. ing, and in about ten days from that time will be ready for delivery to credit ors. ThiB dividend is the fourth, and amounts to 10% per cent, making a total of 55^. The jury in the Tullis-Rankin suit was secured todaj^and the suit was begun. Attorney Hildreth ot Fargo is here for the plaintiff, E. W, Camp representing the defendant. The trial promises to include a good deal of expert medioal testimony from several prominent out side physicians and others. The offices of Agent Spurling, Treas urer Mattson, the express office and other offices in the freight depot, are be ing remodeled and the building trans formed to better facilitate the transac tion of the company's business. All the offices will be behind a counter, nnd the public will only be admitted to nar row passageway in front that will ex tend the entire leugth oi the room. Public Examiner Langlie desired the attendance of Dr. Moore at the hospital investigation yesterday. The doctor ques tioned the right of the examiner to com pel attendance at this examination and on advice of his attorney, S. L. Glaspell, refused to attend. It is said the only way in whioh witnesses who decline to obey subpoenas by the examiner can be made to do so is through process of a court. Foster County Independent: Jos. McKechnie and his entire family came near losing their lives last night from inhaling coal gas which was escaping from the stove in their house. Mr. McKechnie was able to attract the at tention of his brother James by rapping on the window. When "Jim" came to the resaue none of them were able to Btand on their feet and it is a good thing he arrived in time to avert what would probably have been a fatal calamity. Spiritwood church circles are dis cussing a matter that is said to have arisen over a dispute about the merits of certain M. E. ministers, formerly residents of this county. Rev. E. Hol sall, pastor of the Methodist church, at that place, and Mathew Robinson en gaged in a conversation on the subject and Mr. Halsall is said to have applied a harsh epithet to the latter. The matter has come to the attention of Presiding Elder Ryan and some aotion in the case is expeoted at the next quarterly meet ing to be held next Saturday and Sun day. Mr. Holsall refused to preach last Sunday. "Old, yet ever new, and simple and beautiful* ever," sings the poet, in words which might well apply to Ayer's Sarsa parilla—the most effioient and scientific blood purifier ever offered to suffering humanity. Nothing but superior merit keeps it so long at the front. From Wednesday's Dally. Tony Haas has a new girl baby at bis home. A fall of snow has helped out sleigh ing considerably. Cashier Shattuok put in a day with old friends at Fargo yesterday. Alex. Montague of Diokinson was an arrival from the west this morning. E. F. Porter and Geo. Palmer came in from Melville yesterday evening. Kidder county commissioners offer $2 bounty on all wolves killed by residents of the county. There is to be a grand rabbit hunt at Buchanun soon, the losing side to pay for an oyster supper under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid Society, Jan. 22. The Hutchinson family delighted all their hearers with a fine concert last night at the Congregational church among the members of the company is Miss Lucas of Bismarck. Two bright children aided in the concert. The schools realized a neat sum as their benefit. There was a meeting of the board of directors of the James River Valley Fire and Lightning Insurance company to day to check up the books of the secre tary and treasurer and make arrange ments for the meeting next Tuesday. It is proposed to make a few changes, possibly, in the by laws, to be submitted at the annual meeting. There was a large turnout today of friends and relatives to attend the funeral of Mrs. J. J. Nierling. Short services were held at the residence just west of the city and then a service at the Presbyterian church an hour later, con ducted by Rev. S. E. Ryan. The ladies of Prospect Rebekah lodge, of which the deceased was a valued member, attended in a body and testified the loving re membrance in which their sister Drive whist score cards lo each. This office. District Court* From Thursday's Dally. The case of the State against Thomas O'Flynn, charged with an assault upon Express Messenger M. H. Elvidge with a revolver, a deadly weapon, closed in the-district court at noon. Immediately upon the reconvening of court in the afternoon the judge charged the jury and the case was in their hands for dis posal. Geo. LaVelle, who has already served one sentence in the county jail, was arraigned, today under the charge of grand larceny, it being alleged that he stole from E. Marrell's barber shop a couple of clippers, some shears, half a dozen razors and about 3,000 cigars. R. A. Bill was appointed by the court to defend the prisoner, he being without means. LaVelle will plead tomorrow. The two prisoners, Walden and Daley, who are charged with holding up P. Barnard last fall, were arraigned and pleaded not guilty. Attorney Bill mov ed for the trial of Walden separately from that of Daley, which was granted. The states attorney then moved the trial of Daley, which, was begun at once. P. Pearson is one of the court bailiffs. From Wednesday's Dally. The Tullis-Rankin damage suit was brought to an early end today. The plaintiff was injured in May, 1893. Dr. Rankin was called to amputate the leg, which was done, and Mr. Tullis.a North ern Pacific employe, sent to the Brain erd hospital, where he remained 58 days. There was some sloughing of the wound, and afterwards plaintiff bought an artificial limb, which he was unable to wear. In February, 1895, Drs. Vidal, Groves and DePuy re-amputated the stump and took off about four inches of the bone. Attorney Camp argued a motion yesterday before the court, to the effect that Dr. Vidal's testimony should not be allowed by the court bs competent evidence at this length of time, to shoar that the original operation was sot well performed. The judge sustained the point and the case was therefore decided in favor of the defendent and did not reach a jury. The jury in the Chas. Genzel assault and battery case against John Joos re turned a verdict of 8100 against the de fendant last evening. The amount sued for was $500. The H. H. Clothier election case was dismissed as was also that of the state against Kroeger for setting a prairie fire A jury was secured this afternoon and the case against Milton Smith for the alleged disposal of mortgaged property was considered. Mr. Swank of Melville is the proseoting witness. For a pain in the chest a piece of flan nel dampened with Chamberlain's Pain Balm and bound on over the seat of the pain, and another on the back between the shoulders, will afford prompt relief. This is especially valuable in cases where the pain is caused by a cold and there is a tendency toward pneumonia. For sale by druggists. A. G. Bartley of Magic, Pa., writes: I feel it a duty of mine to inform you and the publio that DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve cured me of a very bad case of ec zema. It also cured my boy of a run ning sore on his leg. Baldwin Bros. Importations of Gold. NEW YORK, Jan. 15.—The total de posits of gold at the sub-treasury dur ing the day amounted to $1,700,000 in American gold coin, and, in addition, there was deposited at the assay office $700,000 in gold bars and foreign coin, a total of $2,400,000. All of the gold had been imported, and in no single in stance were greenbacks taken in ex change. The presumption is that the various amounts will be used to pay for subscriptions to the new government loan. The North Star Preis Aitoolatlon. ST. PAUL, Jan. 15.—The annual meet ing of the North Star Press association convened at the Windsor hotel. The association is composed of editors of country daily newspapers published in Minnesota. Editor Johnson, of the Winona Herald, is the retiring presi dent of the association. Four Believed to Have Ferlshed. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 15.—A special to The Republic from Carrutliersville, Mo., says that as the result of the sinking of the steamer Congo in the Mississippi river four people atv missing and iire supposed to havi! Uvn drowned. Two oilier* WI'IT mjnr»'d. hnt nor seriously. Nerves Are like Fire. They are Good Servants WBB held. Burial took place in Highland Home cemetery. The Alert is printing, in solid type, three or four colnmns of hospital inves tigation testimony every day, whioh the readers cf the paper desire to see. With the limited facilities at command in seouring the testimony whioh has to be taken in shorthand, and the length of time it requires to reproduce it after wards, makes the process of petting it before the public neoeesarily a little slow. In the mean time the most im portant and material evidence is being printed as fast as possible and in good season the remainder will be. No copies of the testimony have been furnished the press which, if done, would expedite the publications great deal. But make Poor Masters To keep your Nerves steady, Your Head clear, Build up your Strength, Sharpen your Appetite, You must have Pure Rich Blood The Best Medicine to Vitalize and Enrich the Blood, ia Hood's Sarsaparilla The One True Blood Purifier Prominently 111 the Public Eye. 11^1. Dlffe euro all liver Ills, bilious nUUU S rills* ness. headache. 35a. EX-TRUSTEE FANGHER. lie Praise* the Management of the Hospital in tlic High est Terms. Same Testimony by the Steward, Trustee Cornwall and Jack McGinnis. Lillte Developed About the Fin ances.—Witnesses 011 Many Matters. Insurance Commissioner Fred B. Fancber wus the next witness called to the stand. He was questioned in detail by the state examiner as follows: F. B. Fancber, commissioner of insur ance, residence Jamestown resided here 15 years. Q. Then you are thoroughly ac quainted with the affairs of this institu tion for years back, are you not? A. I was president of the board of trustees for six years, and have been familiar with the institution Bince it was built. (Questions by the president of the board). Q. Mr. Fancher, were you present last week at the meeting of the board at the time the board was in session. A. I was present during the 7th of the month. The board met that morn ing and adjourned to the next morning, I believe. Q. At any time did you have a con versation with Gov. Shortridge, in which this alleged bargain and sale was referred to? A. At about 10 o'clock on the even ing of the 7th, ex-Gov. Shortridge said to me: "I wish to go to a room with you where I can be alone, as I have got some very important information." He told me that Mr. Johnson had con fessed to him that he had entered into an agreement, in black and white (this with emphasis by Mr. Fancher) with Trustee Montague and Mitohell toTe move the officers, the superintendent, assistaut superintendent and steward, at the present, meeting of the board. He was also informed that Mr. Johnson stated that ex-State Auditor Porter was to take the place of Steward Lovell. Q. You said that Mr. Johnson ad mitted to him that the agreement gone into was in "black and white?" A. Yes, sir. Q. Those were his words? A. Yes, sir. (Questions by Examiner Langlie). Q. You stated, Mr. Fencher, in your former answer that you had been presi dent of the board of trustees of this in stitution for a number of years. Then I presume that you were present at the meetings at which contracts were let for the necessary supplies for this institu tion? A. I was present at nearly all meet ings while I was connected with the board. Q. Then in letting contracts you in variably advertised for bids, did you not? A. In all of the larger matters purchased for the use of the hospital. Q. Then to your knowledge was there ever any contract let except to the lowest bidder? A. No, sir. Q. Any effort by any person whatever of these submitting bids or being finan cially conneoted with the same, to in duce the board or any member thereof to aocept bids or let contracts except to the lowest bidder for a consideration? A. There was never such efforts made by anybody while I was a trustee, to my knowledge. Q. Now, being a trustee and especi ally tbe president of the board it became necessary for you to be here quite often, did it not? A. Yes, sir. Q. Then you became familiar with the method of running this institution and could fcfe a competent judge as to whether or not employes were employed that could be dispensed with and that extravagance and vvastefullness in other ways was practised? A. (with emphasis). I certainly con sider myself competent to judge as to whether this was done or not. Q. Then in your judgement olease state whether or not this institution was extravagantly run while you were a member of this board. A. (with emphasis). In my judgement the North Dakota Hospital for the In sane is the most able,—economical—and efficiently managed of any institution of a similar character in the United States and has been during the past six years. Q. I guess that is all I can think of. In response to questions put to the witness by the state examiner, John Mc Ginnis testified Monday, in substance, as follows: He is 39 years of age a farmer by oc cupation, resides ten miles from the hospital, and has been in the county, to stay, since 1879. He is acquainted with the affairs and the management of the asylum, and for four or live years has furnished butter to the insti tution. It has not been his experience that there is a general tendency to get more pay for articles furnished the in stitution than if sold elsewhere When he first supplied butter to the hospital the price was 23 cents, now it is 17 cents, and beef, he said, is higher than then. At no time in bis dealings did he get more than the market price, and pot always that. All business was transacted with the steward. The but ter contracts were always let to the low est bidders, and as he was one he got the contract to furnish a portion. Beef he sold from time to time, and as cheap as it could be bought from other people, or he could have sold it for. In his opinion the institution had not been ex travagant or wasteful. Trnsteo Cornwall, who came in Mon day from Eldridge, where he resides, for a prescription, as he said, for a sick child that had heen prescribed by Dr. Archibald while en a visit to Mr. Corn wall's family Sunday, was called to the stand and testified as follows: (Mr. Cornwall recalled. Questions by examiner). Q. What day was it that you got through with the last meeting of the board? A. The day we got through, Mr. Langlie? Q. Yes. A. The 8th. Q. Did you know of any conspiracy on the part of any of the members of the board? A. On the morning of the 8th inst., standing at the window adjacent to the stairway leading to the banomunt of the administration ouilding, 1 had an inter view with Halvor Johnson of LaMoure, oue of the trustees of this institution. Wuen there I informed him that I had just perused a letter handed to me by Captain McGinnis, president of tbe board, wherein it stated that a deep laid combination or conspiracy had been entered into ly und between Mr. Mon tague, Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Johnson, all trustees of the institution, ostensibly for tbe purpose of deposing the principal officers of this institution. 1 expressed great surprise at heunne of any such agreement and asked Mr. Johnson if there was anything in it. He stated that it was a fact. I told him taut it was a dangerous piece of business lor him to enguge in and that he had better con sider it well before it was too late. But I said "By the way, Mr. Johnson, I pre sume that you are doing .this for a con sideration?" He said: "That's about tbe size of it." Further conversation was prevented by some one coming up the stairs and we went into tbe meeting room. "Now in this connection also I would like to state that that same evening I had a conversation with ex-Governor Shortridge. I asked him how it was be came to appoint a man like Mr. Johnson on this board. He said he had not seen him prior to appointing him, but that he had been recommended, I think, by a man by the name of Ueland. (Turning to some of those about him he asked, "Is there a populist by that name?" "Yes" some one said.) I then related the con versation I bad with Mr. Johnson next morning relative to the diabolical scheme to displace tbe principal officers of this institution. The governor commenced smiling and as I didn't consider it a laughing matter, I asked him: "What are you smiling for?" "Why," he said, "I am in possession of all those facts, Mr. Johnson having related them to me last evening." Q. Then, was there any intimation whatever on tbe part of Johnson, or any of the other members of this board bemg in the conspiracy, that this action was taken for the purpose of economy and saving of the publio funds and property for this institution? A. Their was pretense put up on their part to do away with several of the em ployees of this institution thinking that the place would run on without them. Their names were Mr. and Mrs. Ruddy, Dr. Anderson and Miss Kennedy. Apart from these there was no disposition manifested that I knew of. Q. Now, Mr. Cornwall, we have in evidence that it was the intention, on the part of the members mentioned being in the conspiracy, to fill the places men tioned by you by other parties excepting the stenographer, Miss Kennedy. Was not that fact related to you at the time? A. There was no other places to be tilled that I was aware of with the ex ception of the superintendent and as sistant physician and the steward. (Langlie: Has tbe president any ques tions to make?) (Questions by McGinnis:) Q. Mr. Cornwall, in your conversa tion with Governor Shortridge in regard to this agreement did you understand him to say that the agreement had been entered into in black and white by Mr. Johnson or any other members of the board? A. Why. I could not say as to that. When I related tbe conversation I had with E. C. D. Shortridge in relation to what Mr. Johnspn told him he stated that he was already in possession of those facts. Steward Lovell recalled and exam ined by Mr. Langlie. Q. Maj. Lovell, for how long a time did you state in your former evidence your being steward of this instiution? A. I came here in April, 1890. Q. You have heard the evidence of Dr. Archibald as to who had been, and is at this time, his assistant physician, also giving the periods at which he had been absent, did you not? A. I did. Q. To your knowledge was that cor rect? A. To the best of my knowledge, it was. Q. Yon heard him testify to being absent only once, did you not? A. If he testified to being absent at any other time, I didn't hear the evi dence. Q. Any other time than when he was in Europe? A. In '90. I mean by that that I didn't hear the evidence. Q. Did you know of his being absent for any length of time later than that. A. Yes, sir. Q. Please state the time and about the length of time he was absent. A. My recollection is that be was away something over two months. I think it was in the wiuter of 1S90—Feb ruary and March. (Chairman McGinnis furnished in formation in the recollection of these dates). Q. Who was his assistant physician then? A. Dr. D. S. Moore. Q. You being present at the time as the steward of the institution, did you notice any irregularities, such as e travagance and neglect of duty on the part of the assistant physician? A. I did notice some things. Q. Then state fully and give a state ment as to what you observed, as near as you can remember? A. I would say that in the general management of the affairs connected tbe hospital under the administration of Dr. Moore in Dr. Archibald's absence, were not managed an well or economically as it had been under the superintendent. I do not consider tbe qualifications of Dr. Moore as an executive officer anywhere near equal to Dr. Archibald's. I think that his executive ability is very small. 'I say nothing in regard to professional ability. Q. Is that all in that answer? A. I forgot what the question covered. (Question read by the stenographer.) There was an inoident that occurred here during this administration tbat I remember particularly. There was a gentleman came here, a guest, by tbe name of James Foley, who waB allowed more privileges than any other guest that I have ever known to visit the insti tution I freqaently saw him in the dispensary drinking liquors. I also saw him go into the dispensary and open the cupboard where the liquors are kept with a key that be carried in his pooket. He drank liquors frequently from that cupboard and in large amounts. I know of no other source by which be could have got a key to the cupboard except from tbe assistant pbysiciun, as I knew of no other parties that had a key to it but myself when Dr. Archibald was away. This gentleman was a guest here for some weeks and was finally married here. That in short is one instance tbat I have observed partionlarly during tbe administration of Dr. Moore. Another instance tbat I could mention tbat would seem to be more extravagance than any other period of time since 1 have been connected with tbe institution and that is in regard to carriages going back and forth between here and town. There never has been a time when so many trips were made to town with the teams as there was in those two months since I have been in the institution. That is all tbat I think of that I care to speak about. Blood and nerves are very closely re lated. Keep tbe blood rich, pure and healthv with Hood's Sarsaparilla and you will have no trouble from nervous ness. Hood's Pills are the best after-dinner pills, assist digestion, prevent constipa tion. 25o. Nothing so distressing as a hacking cough. Nothing so foolish as to suffer from it. Nothing so dangerous if al lowed to continue. One Minute Cough Cure gives immediate relief. Baldwin Bros. NORTHWEST NEWS KERNELS. A successful farmers institute is tin* der way at Aitkin, Minn. On account of lack of snow wood ehipments from Grantsburg, Wis., this winter have been the lightest known. The secretary of the Dubuque base ball club has received 135 applications for positions in the club, either as man ager or players. The fourth annual bonspiel of the Northwestern Curling association began at Duluth Monday. A surveying party is running lines for an extension of the St. Paul rail road from Champion to Ishpeming, Mich., which will be built early in the spring in time to connect with the Lake Superior and Ishpeming. The statement now being compiled by the state insurance commissioner shows that the fire insurance companies collected from St. Paul during 1895 premiums amounting to $744,626.24. The losses were about $800,000. While Ed Veasy, proprietor of a Butte pool room, was leaving his place of busi ness with two sacks of money repre senting the day's winnings, a thief snatched one of the sacks containing $662 and made good his escape. NORTHERN PACIFIC ARGUMENT Court of Primary Jurisdiction the Main Point to Be Settled* WASHINGTON", Jan. 14. Associate Justices Field, Harlan, Brown and Brewer of the supreme court, in cham bers gave a hearing to the attorneys who are interested in having the re ceivership of tbe Northern Pacific rail road consolidated. The attorneys present were ex-Sena tor Spooner aud Mr. Turner, represent ing the Farmers' Trust company Mr. Petit of the railroad company, Mr. Joseph Choate, the Adams committee of bondholders and Mr. Cardoza, the Livingston committe of second mort gage bondholders. Would Soon Divide the Property. Mr. Spooner and Mr. Turner con tended for the recognition of the juris diction of the circuit court for the Eastern district of Wisconsin on the ground that the proceedings for a re ceiver were originally begun in that court in 1893, and that all the other courts had recognized this jurisdiction until August, 1895, and Mr. Choate agreed with him 011 this point. Mr. Cardoza's argument was for the recognition of the Minne sota court, and Mr. Pettit's for that of the State of Washington. During his argument, ex-Senator Spooner said that if the present condi tion of affairs was allowed to continue the road would soon lie split in two, and it would be necessary to operate it as two separate lines, to the great in jury of all interests, and he asserted that it was a matter of but a few day. when a separate organization would be uecessary. BRIEF BITS OF NEWS. Judge Robinson of the Maryland court of appeals died of heart disease. M. Henri Brissou has been elected president of the French ahamber oi deputies. It is said to be probable ex-Queen Lilioukalani will receive full pardon Jan. 17, the third anniversary of Ha waiian independence. At Pendleton, Or., Postmaster John son was held up by a masked robber at the point of a pistol and compelled to surrender $.500 of postal money order funds. The North German Gazette declares that no communication on the Trans vaal question of an apologetic character have 1-een sent to London from author itative sources in Germany. The healing properties of De Witt'B Witch Hazel Selve are well known. It cures eczema, skin affections and is sim ply perfect remedy for piles. Baldwin Bros.