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CONDEMNED.
Jamestown People Indignant
at Dr. Archibald's Asper­
sions on His Family.
Public Sentiment Is Rapidly
Coming to Mrs. Archi­
bald's Rescue.
An Unparalleled Statement
Made Outside of Divorce
Proceedings.
From Wednesday's Daily.
Dr. O. Wellington Archibald makes
public? a personal statement of the most
deplorable nature, today, to sustain bis
course before the people. He does so, he
olaime, in self-defense and as a reply to
"attacks" of a semi-official nature, on bis
reputation end character he claims to
have been put in circulation by his wife,
for the purpose of driving him from the
institution. He says that he is loath to
parade his private affairs before the
public in this manner, but owing to the
great injustice done him by false stories,
will sacrifice bis own personal feelings
and his regard for his child for whom he
has suffered in silence for all these years
to do so. He says he is compelled at
iMt to reveal what' he calla "the hideous
Bkeleton in bis closet" and would never
have done so but for the"vindictiveness"
of Mrs. Archibald, his wife. On these
grounds statements follow that it is safe
few men would ever make public for any
purpose whatever. Referring to the
early stages of domestic troubles Dr.
Archibald's statement says:
"Our domestic infelicity, which Mrs.
Archibald has seen tit to impress upon
her friends, she claims was brought
about by certain persons upon whom
she now vents ber spite, I have ever rea­
son to believe, has beeu but a pretext
and done to bring about a result which
she thought was fully consumated a few
days ago, when one Dr. D. S. Moore, of
this city, was irregularly appointedemy
successor, with the understanding that
she and her children should be taken care
of by this man who, with her assistance,
has left no stone unturned for the past
three years, not hesitating at the destruc­
tion of my character and good
name and that of innocent female
'employes, to accomplish that end.
An far back us the year 1876
when my daughter Mabel was only a few
weeks old, she made ber first attack in a
jealous rage for nothing more than the
reason that I gave a little 16-year-old
girl a birthday present cost, as I re­
member, but 91.25. This little girl bad
been with as since 12 yearB of age,
and was considered by both of us as one
of cur own family. From this until
1882, owing to her unfounded jealousies,
we lived more apart than as man and
wife. The summer of 1882, owing to
the unhappy condition of my domestic
affairs, I left Iowa, accepting a position
in the army and was stationed at Ft.
Linooln, and at the same time sent Mrs.
A. and child to Nova Scotia, where they
spent the summer with my parents. At
that time, had I earned out my better
judgment—and what I had decided to
do, that of never trying to live with her
as man and wife again—it might have
been best for all concerned. But after
some time had elapsed they returned to
Ft. Lincoln and feeling a pity for my
child, who was at that time about six
years,old, I felt that I could not have ber
apart from me. Notwithstanding that
Mrs. A. had continually written me the
most unkind and sarcastic letters possi­
ble. On arriving at Ft. Lincoln, instead
of being glad to see me, she virtually re­
fused to be what I bad hoped she might
be after so long a separation, but in the
course of a few months owing to the un­
happy state of affairs, I persuaded her to
visit my brother's family, who at that
time lived in Virginia.
At that time I received the appoint
meat of superintendent of this institu­
tion and again for the sake my child, I
bad them come to me for the second
time, but with no better success in a
domestic way, and each succeeding year
has only added insult to injury. I have
lived in* this way for the reason that 1
believed it was for my daughter's sake
and her welfare not to have any public
scandal and was willing to suffer as I
have until now forced to expose to the
public the whole matter for the reason
that "Self preservation is the first law
of nature," and that a longer silence will
do more injury than good to the child to
whom I devoted my life these many
years.
With further reference to his wife Dr.
Archibald oontinues:
In the spring of 1888 one Gen. Harri­
son Allen met Mrs. Archibald in Bis
when a very warm friendship
prung up between them. He was a
Sequent visitor to the hospital where he
^as entertained from a few days to as
aany weeks. This continued for at
»ast three or four years, during which
line Mrs. Archibald seemed perfectly
ttppy and made no charges against me
or any of the employes as bad been on
previous occasions a mania with her.
Lbout seven years ago one Dr. D. S.
loore came into our household. Shortly
rafter
his arrival I noticed a very warm
friendship springing up between Mrs. A.
tod him. In the couree of A year or
lore, I noticed that Gen. Hatrison
lllen did not think kindly of Dr.
(Moore and called my attention to the
[warm friendship existing between Dr.
Moore and Mrs. A. Gun. Allen also
.suggested that Billy Nickeus. who was
at that time my steward, would prove a
Bil&iHWEM
traitor, which did not impress me. I
aftewurds learned that Mr. Nickeus had
made insinuating remarks about Gen.
Allen and Mrs. Archibald. Owing to a
strange co-incidence a child was born
into the Archibald family,.and twelve
hours afterwards Gen. Allen appeared
on tbe scene and remained several days.
I will say in way of explanation that up
to the night before the child was born I
never suspectfed of such an occurrence.
Mrs. A. came into my room and in­
formed me she was going to be ill.
Upon questioning her I learned that she
expeoted to be confined. I there and
then denied having any part in the pa­
ternity of the child. But, for the love
of my own child, for whom I have Buf­
fered a life time, and would make any
sacrifice possible, I again bore this for
her good name and welfare.
During the last four years of Dr.
Moore's connection with the hospital be
spent all bis spare hours in the society
of Mrs. A. and Mable in their private
rooms, to which I never expressed any
exceptions. Mrs: A. used Dr. Moore and
my daughter as instruments with which
to destroy my good name and everything
I held dear in life. These intrigues be­
tween Mrs. A. and Dr. Moore commenced
about one year before he was discharged
from the hospital.
Dr. Archibald further asserts that Dr.
Moore only visited this hospital after
that,in Archibald's absence and surrep­
titiously that Mable's attention was
called to this, and she was told to inform
Dr. Moore not to visit tbe institution
except on business that she often
visited him at bis room at tbe Gladstone,
as did also Mrs. Archibald that they
consulted lawyers together that they
met at ex-Sheriff McKechnie's place
where Mr. Chamberlain, who had charge
of the asylum stock, resided, and where
Rev. Whitelaw also went to scandalize
every employee "loyal to the institution
and its management."
After these statements concerning the
rectitude of his wife, and the unpar­
alleled charge affecting the youngest
daughter of the family. Dr. Archibald
severs in twain every home tie, every
claim of family pride, fatherly regard or
manly principle and without hesitancy
und with a reckless abandon the off­
spring of pure selfishness, utters the
following insinuations and gives them to
the public:
In the year 1893 my daughter Mable,
was in school at Lake Forest, a short
distance from Chicago, und about Christ­
mas time Dr. Moore visited the city and
without my permission or consent and
against her promises tbat she would not
do so, had her leave school a day or two
before she should have done so in order
for to come home for the holidays,
and spend time in tbe city with him,
Being notified that she bad left sohool
and not knowing her whereabouts, I
$7.50 telegraphing and trying to get ber
located. When I did, she was quartered
at tbe Palmer House. This is the man
tbe majority of tbe board is attempting
to give control of the institution. This
is the man who had the effrontery to
demand of me the keys and vacate so
that be could take charge of tbe institu­
tion and of my family, and I appeal to
any man who has a family if I have not
exeroised forbearance to the utmost
limit.
On further matters, of a more trival
character, Dr. Archibald continues his
remarkable contribution to the liter­
ature of this public expose.
About a year and a half ago one, Jas.
R. Winslow, also became a very frequent
visitor in our household where he was
kindly entertained by Mrs. A. for over
two weeks, as I remember now, during
his wife's absence in Pennsylvania. Dur­
ing this time Mr. Winslow came to see
me and insinuated tbat something was
wrong between myself and Mrs. A. and
at various times asked impertinent ques­
tions and mentioned that Mrs. A. would
like to have things changed if possible.
He states that Mr. J. R. Winslow at
one time afterward came at 9 o'clock at
night to drive Mrs. Arobibald to Spirit
wood lake, where she spent three weeks
with the Winslow family, and tbat she
left ber' 6-year-old child at tbe asylum
alone in a room without any one to
look after her and to show tbe unfound­
ed grounds of Mrs. Archibald's animos­
ity toward him, an incident is mentioned
that occurred at an asylum picnic at tbe
lake, whereby a young lady attendant,
at that time Miss Harrison, was snubbed
by Miss Arobibald and ber friends, at
the request of Mrs. Arobibald, because
of some supposed relations between the
young lady and the doctor, and that all
doing so afterwards apologized, as they
had no grounds whatever for such a
slight. This the dootor claims was in­
stigated by bis wife, and shows how
rumors of immorality have been brought
about.
Continuing, he says:
This talk about when it is olaimed
Mrs. Archibald was struck by myself is
entirely false and wrong, as there were
witnesses present who can testify just
exactly bow it all occurred. Mrs. A. had
been in tbe habit for a good many
months past of going into my bedroom
and takinc various little artioles and de­
stroying them and on this occasion she
bad just come from my room, where she
had torn up some pictures and thrown
the debriB on the floor and left my room
and went into an adjoining room where
a young lady was siok in bed with an
attendant present. I went into the
room and remonstrated with Mrs. A.
about what she bad just done, when she
immediately struck me in the face with
a closed fist and as a result I had a very
badly bruised nose, whioh was sore for
several weeks afterwards, besides having
a blaokened eye. I offered no resistance
whatever, but left the room and at­
tempted to go into my own room, when
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she placed herself in the doorway to pre­
vent my doing so, when I simply re­
moved her arm and walked past her and
closed the door. After this she went
down in the office where several persons
saw her, who can easily testify that there
was no mark whatever on her face,
but about an hour later after having
been in her own loom she again came
down with a mark below the left eye
that simulated very closely a mark tbat
had been made with a pin. It is my
opinion and belief that she made the
scratch herself. It may be remarked in
this connection that a gentleman in this
city who will swear that he saw Mrs. A.,
Dr. Moore and the Minneapolis Journal
correspondent in a room in the Glad­
stone hotel the time when these false
and scandalous reports commenced being
published, and the time whan my picture
was obtained by false representations
from the photographer.
THE YOUNG AFFAIR.
Some four or five years ago Senator E.
Young, of Tower City, N. D., had the
misfortune to have to commit his wife
to.this institution, on account of mental
illness, since which time Senator Young
has visited at the hospital at least every
month, spending from one to two and
three .days at a time, and not infre­
quently was accompanied by friends of
his.
Mr. Young for along time impressed
me with his great anxiety in his wife's
condition, and for the reason that I
thought it was a great source of comfort
for him to spend as much time as he did
with her, and believing it right that be
should bave such permission, I never
made any objection to his doingso, until
the past few months, and for leasons
which herewith give: About three
and-a-half years ago, as I remember, he
came to me requesting that I give a
young lady a position in tbe hospital,
claiming her to be bis niece, and that it
would be a great comfort to him on ac­
count of his wife being a patient here
that they thought a great deal of each
other. On these grounds, I gave his
supposed niece a position. About two
and-a-half years ago he asked me to
take bis wife home on a vacation, and
also that his niece should accompany
them as enretaksr. This request I also
granted. In the course of live or six
weeks both returned to tbe hospital.
About a year-and-a-half subsequent to
this visit home this young lady was mar­
ried, and four-and-a-half months after
marriage gave birth to a child at full
term. Of course this surprised her hus­
band, when she made affidavit tbat ber
uncle. Senator E. Young, was the father
of her ohild, and that her downfall oc­
curred during ber visit to his home in
charge of Mrs. Young, and, further, tbat
during all ber uncle's visits here to the
institution from that time up to tbe
time of ber marriage, be bad been inti­
mate with her.
For the reason tbat immoralities have
been charged against this institution, I
am determined to place it, before I am
through, where it properly belongs.
Mr. Young himself, when asked concern­
ing the matter, confessed to me tbat, to
Bave himself and be released from pub­
licity and custody, be paid $500 in cash
and gave his note for $600. Upon further
inquiry I found tbat this young lady
was not his niece, as he had at first as­
sured me.
This man, Young, who has been posing
as a saint and guardian over tbe morals
of others, has been the most intimate
friend and advisor of Mrs. A. who to­
gether with one, Dr. D. S. Moore, has
been instrumental in setting afloat all
tbe scandals published in the press, for
the sole purpose of bringing about my
downfall and my removal as superintend­
ent of this institution, and to secure the
position for Dr. Moore.
Through bis influence in the last legis­
lature, Mr. Mitchell, of Wheatland, and
tbat of Senator McGillivray, Mr. Mon­
tague of Dickinson, were appointed upon
the board of trustees with tbe under­
standing, U9 Mr. Young himself expressed
it, after the legislature bad adjourned,
tbat he had two members on the board
that would do as he wished, Mr.
Johnson of LaMoure was fool and
added further that be guessed that he
would have something to say in regard
to the hospital management and who
should have tbe running of the same.
Notwithstanding this scandalous
action on the part of Senator Young he
continues to be more than ever the per­
sonal friend of, and manipulator in Dr.
Moore's and Mrs. A.'s behalf.
O. WELLINGTON ARCHIBALD.
MRS. ARCHIBALD.
A Short Statement on Her Part
and an Appeal.
In response to a request of The Alert
for some statement on her part concern­
ing the charges made public by Dr. O.
W. Archibald in the columns of the
Jamestown Capital Wednesday, Mrs.
Archibald said:
"The charges are so cruel, as well as
so improbable, tbat I have no heart to
reply to them, and do not believe tbat
any reply is necessary at present. 1 am
willing to leave my case in the hands of
my friends until time and opportunity
shall be afforded for a full and complete
vindication fron the charges made
against me and my ohildren."
Many merchants are well aware that
their customers ave their best friends and
take pleasure in supplying tbem with
the best goods obtainable. As an in­
stance we mentior. Perry & Cameron,
prominent druggists of Flushing, Mich­
igan. They say: "V/e have no hesita­
tion in recommending Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy to our!customers, as it is
tbe best cough medicine we have ever
sold, and always eiws satisfaction."
For sale at 25 and 50 cl^nts per bottle by
druggists.
THRO' NORTHERN EYES.
How the Atlanta Exposition
Appeared to North Da­
kota People.
A Imost a Typical Northern City
—Some Touches of the
South Left.
The Recollections of the War
Still Alive With
Interest.
Tbe man who takes a kodak to At­
lanta expecting to catch typical south­
ern scenes, or who visits the Exposition
with an idea of comparing it to the
World's Fair, is doomed to disappoint­
ment. There are several things one
muet remember in estimating Atlanta
and its exposition 1 For, while making
allowances is not conducive to enthusi­
asm, it is certainly much the fairest
thing to do.
These are the things he must remem­
ber: In judging the fair, that it is not a
World's Fair, not even an United States
exposition, but an exposition of tbe "cot
ton biates." In doing Atlanta, in a relic
hunting and reminiscent frame of mind,
that this city was destroyed from the
face of tfce earth 30 years ago so tbat
even the negro quarters, where the vis­
itor expects to find the most satisfactory
signs of decay and slavery days, are
comparatively new. But especially
must one remember, if he goes in De­
cember, to take his overcoat. Even the
midway is a fake without tbat.
Now, the truth is tbat the whole expo­
sition was a very creditable affair,
though it is much easier to insist upon
thus contemplating it from a distance of
time and space than when one is tenth
man in a line making for a small alcohol
lamp, the only provision against cold in
a building over an acre in area.
In view of this scant preparation for
heating, we were almost convinced that
suoh weather as we experienced was
really unusual, almost but not quite, for
in throwing all his energy and thought
into so stupendous an undertaking as
this exposition, the southerner is very
likely to bave forgotten tbat December's
conditions differ"from June's. Praotice
makes perfect, and the southerner is
not used to great public enterprises.
Like the "new woman," he shows ability
but be lacks training. I dwell on this
because it is a quality tbat we noticed
all through tbe south. Its people muBt
concentrate all their energy upon what
has beoome second nature to the north­
ern people. The result is that they
overlook the eorners. These dirty cor­
ners, our keen northern eyes spied out,
but, like indulgent elders, we applauded
the grand whole whioh they so proudly
showed us, saying among ourselves that
tbe corners would come in time.
Tbe whole plan of the exposition
grounds was beautiful, especially at
night that we must admit. (All admi­
ration comes in the form of an admission
so soon after Chicago's fair.) The lagoon
with its surrounding court lies in a val­
ley' from which the land rises in the
form of terraces. Upon these terraces
are the exhibition buildings on three
sides, Midway heights on the other.
This arrangement gave unusual advant­
ages for splendid effeots of lights and
other decoration.
As to tbe exhibitions themselves, what
we wanted most to see, of course, were
exhibits characteristic of that section of
the country. Accordingly we inquired
first of all, for the negro building. At
first glance the contents of this building
were most uninspiring. The eye is met
by row upon row of carriages, unclassi­
fied pieces of furniture, and a heterogen­
eous maBS of manufactured articles, with
nothing remarkably beautiful nor espec­
ially wonderful about them, until you
read the inscriptions they bear.
Then you learn tbat a certain
carriage, a well put up little
vehicle too, was made bv some young
colored lad, or a set of furniture by sev­
eral former slaves and you leave the
building with one troublesome question
—what to do with the worthless negro
population—considerably quieted.
Another building very popular with
all visitors was the little building for the
exhibition of confederate relics. In this
building we found in concentrated form
all the longed for historical associations
lacking in the city itself. Here we saw
a pair of blood stained gloves worn
throughout tbe battle of Chickamauga
then a suit of gray made by tbe wife of
some officer hero and everywhere Stone­
wall Jackson's sword, until we began to
think that gallant officer asextravpgant
in swords as Mark Twain thought
Columbus was in skulls, after he bad
been called upon to wonder at five
different authentic specimens in as many
different museums.
Tbe rest of the exposition we disposed
of in a somewhat casual manner, anxious
to give some time to tbe city. Atlanta,
as it stands now, is a modern city. Get
tbat idea, that it is a city, anew city and
anew city in tbe south and there is little
more to be said. It is not essential,
even, to remember tbat it is in tbe south
its southern characteristics are not
striking. They exist however, as you are
likely to learn. When you arrive, for
instance, the chances are many tbat your
trunk has not done likewise. One some­
times has this experience in tbe north.
But upon inquiry you learn tbat it had
never occurred to the management that
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WEEKLY ALERT.
a fair would bring inoreased travel,
increased travel more trunks and
more trunks would need more room.
Your trunk, therefore, with many
others, has been taken to a shed
several miles from tbe station for lack
of room.
But you have not seen the last of it. In
a day or two it comes moseying in from
its temporary sojourn in the country
and you are changed a quarter for the
round trip. All this may not be south
ern but it is queer and we called it
southern.
As the first steps toward seeing this
city and country,we interviewed one of a
line of vociferous cab drivers as to rates.
"Five dollars per hour" was tbe insinua­
ting answer but upon our intimating
that we would prefer to pay two dollars
a day the ebony cabby became even more
engagingly hospitable and accepting our
suggestion with alacrity unbuttoned the
curtain of his carrage just far enough to
thrust us through one by one and head
foremost into a ramshackle old vehicle
tbat must surely have escaped Sherman's
eagle eye at the burning of Atlanta.
Indeed it bad such an appearance of
having gone through fire and water that
we thought Noah might bave lent a
band at preserving it as well as Sherman.
By dint of much questioning we
succeeded in getting at a few character­
istic facts and scenes through our driver.
He took us many long, cold miles at tbe
end of which he stopped with a "voila"
expression and gesture before some un­
interesting looking weeds, by name cot­
ton. They were attached evidently to a
tumble down hut upon which we pressed
the button so that it now has a place
among our souvenirs, under the proud
title "Georgian Plantation." We were
quite frozen by the time we had seen
tbe "Plantation" and willing to let it go
at tbat. But our driver, now thoroughly
aroused and intent upon working by the
day if he was to be paid by the day, took
us on will or cill, to see new Fort Mc
Pberson, and old Fort MoPherson,
when, remembering that General Mo­
Pherson was killed near Atlanta, we
imagined some connection and felt his­
torical thrills though as far as any real
connection is concerned I believe that
we might as well have looked at Fort
ates.
Somewhat more authentic was the
Leyden house which we saw tbe next
day. This is a grand old house,
on Atlanta's finest avenue and was
Sherman's headquarters in/Gl and UB
that account spared.
But artiheial enthusiasm left off and
real breathless interest began as we
started north by way of the old "M. and
A." railroad. This road was the only
and essential route of supplies to the
army during the southern campaigns and
condferates and federalists had contested
every foot of it. Resaca, Allatoona,
Kenesaw mountain what desperate
struggles went on here, as first one army
then the other lost and gained possess­
ion this road. Our car fairly teemed
with war reminiscenses, and allusions,
but as we passed Kenesaw mountain
there was a silence. We were thinking,
not talking, of this wonderful battle
fought on its heights during tbe marvel­
ous defensive campaign maintained by
Johnston against Sherman and his over­
powering numbers. We could eaeily see
how this mountain commanded a large
tract of country including the all import­
ant railroad, while we remembered how
General Johnston accomplished tbe im­
possible in hauling the heavy guns up its
steep sides one dark night how his men
lay in their hastily made fortifica­
tions and waited the dawn and the at­
tacking foe, waited until this foe, confi­
dent in their greater numbers, were at
the muzzles of their guns. Then they
fired and the line of tbe federal army
went down to a man, many never to rise
again, some to spring up and engage in
hand to hand encounter. So near had
the hidden army allowed tbeir foes to
advance unmolested, that at the end of
the battle tbe dead were found to have
fallen upon the very breastworks of tbe
enemy.
But the especial interest of this battle
lies in the striking evidence it gives tbat
men are still men, though they fight
like beasts. In the midst of this terrible
carnage the burning gun wads set the
woods afire. Tbe flames had extended
to tbe dead and wounded of the Union
army when the Confederate commander
called upon his men to cease firing and
himself aided the Unionists in rescuing
their dead and wounded from tbe
flames. This done, the command to be­
gin battle was given, and the soldiers
who had been humanely caring for their
suffering brothers, re-began tbeir slaugh­
ter.
One other inoident makes this moun­
tain peculiarly interesting. It was
from its height, somewhat later, when
Sberman was in possession, that he sig­
nalled to a detachment of hip army at
Allatoona: "Hold the fort, for I am
coming." M. W.
One Minute Cough Cure touches the
right spot. It also touches it at tbe
right time if you take it when you have
a cough or cold. See the point? Then
don't cough. Baldwin Bros.
So "Heart and Hanil."
To the Alert: Not receiving my week­
ly of Jan. 16 until last night I knew
nothing of the free advertising my wife
and I received in weekly and daily of
Jan. 10. With exception of names and
one or two minor items there was not
one true statement in the article. As
for getting a wife through "Heart and
Hand," I hardly could, as tbat was the
first intimation my wife had there was
such a paper in existence.
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W. A. PHILI.IPS.
Quick in effect, heals and leaves no
s"tr. Burning, scaly skin eruptions
quickly cured by DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve. Applied to burns, scalds, old
sores, it is magical in effect. Always
cures piles. Baldwin Bros.
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HOSPITAL HOSPITALITY.
Entertainment at the Asylum
Becomes a .Topic for
Comment.
Now that the state examiner, attorney
general, the board of trustees, and the
nowspapers have taken up the matter
and brought the state hospital for the
insane into such wide public notice, the
people of Jamestown are beginning to
talk more freely and express themselves
more fully on subjects tbat have not
been so generally and openly commented
upon before. The affairs of tbe hospital
for the insane, before this investigation
is finally completed, will no doubt re­
ceive an investigation that will investi­
gate. and the facts made public with
impartiality. The people outside of
Jamestown are interested in this matter
as this is a state institution and the
most expensive in the Btate, and the
newspapers outside are commenting very
freely, upon all the facts that they have
so far been able to obtain, concerning
the present investigation.
One of tbe subjects that has frequently
been discussed in Jamestown in connec­
tion with tbe asylum has been tbe
liberal and even royal entertainment
that has been extended to maDy people
throughout tbe state at the hospital.
It has become a common thing in
Jamestown, as well as elsewhere, to call
the hospital "The State Hotel." The
hotel keepers and livery men in this city,
if they would make any statement, might
furnish much information about the
number of visitors and strangers who
are taken to the asylum by hospital
conveyances.
Tbe Fargo Argus comments as follows
on this phase of tbe topic:
The question is does the state want a
free hotel? Can we afford it? Putting
aside the other questions—that will be
taken up later—can we afford to employ
even as gentlemanly an appearing man
as Doctor Archibald to run an open
house of entertainment? That is one
question.
Meantime half a million dollars—an
immense sum in anew state—has been
lavished upon the asylum at James­
town
Meantime the politicians bave said
"What can you do? Tbe 'rustlers' are
with us. The citizens of Jamestown
who would reform this state of affairs
are people who do not get out to cau
cusses and who will not move. We are
the people."
Well, let us bave what these poli­
ticians call a "show down." Are they
tbe people? Do tbe people of the state
want to know what these vast sums
bave been expended for?
Will they take an interest in the mat­
ter and bold up the hands of tbe good
Jamestown people, who are not "rustlers"
nor ward politicians?
Those who get the funds of the man­
agement for supplies are in a peculiar
position. They don't want to testify
against tbeir rich customers. The pres­
sure and support must come from the
outside.
Understand tbat. if these matters aie
true, they are difficult to prove. The
asylum is a palace by itself, nearly two
miles from Jamestown. Until the angel
of tbe Lord shall sound his last smmons,
it will not He known what has gone on
within those walls. By vigorous and
effective investigation some things may
be found out. Not otherwise.
Will the people give the push, vigor
and attention necessary to get at the
truth?
Accounts to Be Published.
The new code is making some changes
in tbe record of the business transac­
tions concerning the disposition of pub­
lic funds.
The annual reports of the county
treasurer and county auditor have been
prepared, and will be published soon.
Tbe reports contain a new feature this
year, in tbat they show tbe amount paid
inand expended in each of the several
funds.
The reports are prepared in accord­
ance with section 1322, of the revised
codes, which provides:
"The county auditor and tbe county
treasurer conjointly shall make out an­
nually a detailed exhibit, showing the
receipts and disbursements of the
county for the fiscal year, also the assets
and liabilities at the time of making out
tbe same. Said exhibit shall show the
amount of all orders on the treasury
issued during the year next preceding,
to whom allowed and on what account
and also the liabilities of the county
stated in detail, and tbe assets of every
kind, as near as may be showing also
the amount of funds in the treasury at
the time of making said exhibit on
what aocount paid in, and the kind of
funds. Said exhibit shall be made out
annually up to and including Dec. 31,
and filed with the county auditor, and a
copy posted up the same day in the
office of the treasurer."
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 Bfford prompt relief.
This is especially valuhble oases
where the pain is caused by a cold and
here is a tendency toward pneumonia.
For sale by druggists.
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