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Farmers and Merchants"
Safety Deposit Boxes in
Fire Proof Vault for
Coai and Wood!
Michael Murphy,President. E
C. A. Klaus. Vice President. ft
John T. Webber. Cashier. (gj
For Sale by
C. D. SHURLOCK
(Successor to J. K. Wii.slow Estate)
BRICK and PLASTER
Only National Bank
in Stutsman County.
E. P. Wells. President.
S. F. Corwin. Vice-Pres.
M. T. Graves. Cashier,
O. L. Churchill, Ceo. Lutz, H.
B. Allen. Jno, S. Watson, W. B.
Justice of the Peace
COLLECTIONS A 8PKCIALT*
Room IV Do"!:Uirs BIOCK,
JAMESTOWN N. O
Have moved into our new
store. Full Line of Jewelry
and Musical Instruments.
A. G. TELLNER,
5th Avenue S. The Jeweler.
Easily attached, to any Sewin*.
Machine. Just tl-e thing for lad
agents. Price SI.00. Agentf
M.J. Courtney, Ojata, N.
JAMES A. MURPHY,
Attorney at Law,
Office in watur, Mock, s, eond t!oor.
JAMESTOWN. NORTH J)AKO -a
jishers meet them
Germany'* Fl| Iron Output.
BERLIN, NOT. 24 —Germany's pig
|-,1U production for October was 780,
720 tons, the highest figure ever
reached, the output being 30,350 tons
above that of the previous month.
Cracksman Ctot 98,700,
ORLANDO, O. T., NOV. 24.—Cracks
men during tbe night blew open the
•ate of the Farmers' bank with nitro
glycerine and escaped with $8,700 iu
currency, leaving no clus.
BOTH YACHTS DESIGNED..
New Clinlleii|$cr for nnd !t«w Defend
er of America's Cup lie
Sir Thomas Lipton is conferring at
Glasgow with George L. Watson, the
designer of the new challenger for
the America's cup, says a London dis
patch to the New York Herald.
From authoritative sources it, is
learned that Sir Thomas' visit was
for the purpose'of signing contracts
for the building of the yacht. These
have been placed with the Hender
sons, Meadowside yard, the builders
of the Thistle, the three Valkyries,
the Britannia, the Meteor and the
The date specified in the contracts
for the handing over of the vessel is
Tho greatest precautions are being*
taken to preserve secrecy regarding
the design. A footpath along the
banks of I he Clyde, which skirts the
Hendersons' yards, is already closed.
It is now almost a certainty that
the new defender will be plated with
bronze, says a Xew York Journal and
Advertiser dispatch from Providence.
It is known that the Herreshofts are
partial to this metal. They have ex
perimented with various metals for
tensile and torsional strength, and
none has been found so satisfactory
to Capt. Nat's mind as a smooth
bronze, which successfully resists cor
rosion and presents the minimum of
friction with the maximum of light
ness and durability.
Capt. Nat, it is understood, has com
pleted his model of the defender and
reduced many of his plans to writing.
The work of construction, it is ru
mored, will probablj* be started with
in a few weeks.
GERMAN SHIP INDUSTRY.
Badly Cramped. It I. Said, toy the
Lack of Saitahle Whnrf
Germany's great industry, that of
shipbuilding, is handicapped by the
lack of wharfage facilities, according
to Consul Winter at Anaberg, who
says: "During the last ten years
shipbuilding in Germany has become
a great industry. Old wharves have
been torn away and new and larger
ones constructed in their place. The
present capacity of all the wharves
does not meet the demands of the
German merchant marine. Many or
ders must still be placed in foreign
countries. At present 22 ships are be
ing built in England for Hamburg
alone. During the first half of tiie
present year the dock owners and
shipbuilders of Stettin. Kiel. Flens
burg and Bremen have increased their
capital stock on the whole by $1,378.
000. Many new enterprises are being
planned. In the neighborhood of Nor
denham, on the lower Wesel. large
wharves are being projected. A wharf
for Stralsund is being planned which
will cost nearly $1,000,000. It is also
reported that a German-Ilelgian syn
dicate will build a wharf in Antwerp
under the auspices of the Bremen
Vu-can works. The German merchant
ma.'ine now numbers 1.209 steamers,
of X, 159,919 tons."
Boys' neavy suit®- and
overcoats, worth $2.50,
and $3. now 69c and 78c,
END OF A LAVISH SPENDER.
A Pittsburgh Millionaire Die* In
the Alcoholic Ward of a
William D. Holmes, a Pittsburgh
millionaire and a companion of Harry
Thaw, who gave the $50,000 dinner in
Paris to the beauties of the French
capital, is dead in the alcoholic ward
at Bellevue hospital, Xew York. He
was taken there the other day from
the Hoffman house, where he had
dropped unconscious while sitting in
a chair in the lobby of the hotel. Wil
liam D. Holmes was a son of the late
N. Holmes, of the firm of X. Holmes &
Sons, bankers, of Pittsburgh, who are
rated to be worth millions. Holmes
inherited several millions 15 years ago
Luckily for him part of it was in trust.
The money he received has been squan
dered. He long held a reputation in
Xew York for spending with a lavish
MAKE SMOKELESS POWDER.
Foand Tlint tlie Government Can
Produce a Heller and Cheaper
The navy department has learned
through the ordnance bureau that the
smokeless powder which is being
turned out at the torpedo station un
der direction of Commander X. K. Ma
son can be made not only cheaper, but
of a better quality than that which
private companies furnish.
The department, th-trefore, has
given orders to have double the present
output of smokeless powder manufac
tured at the station. Orders have been
issued for the purchase of a duplicate
set of machinery now in use there,
which will mean additional buildings
Wlien the yerba mate, or native tea
of Paraguay. is cultivated, the seeds
are treated to an acid bath before
planting. This softens the hard shel'
which surrounds the kernel of tbe
seeds and enables them to sprout In
three or four months. If planted In
their natural state. It requires three
or four years for the seeds to germi
UNFAIR TO. BANGOR,
Tlie en«e of Jill I lie Mnrkctiiu'ii
Whai Mere I'revcnled from
Almost every town in Maine of U|fl°
or more inhabitants has from one to
ten markets where venison is rot ailed
all through the open season. Here in
the very heart of the game region,
where from 15 to 30 tons of venison pass
west every day in the week, no man can
buy venison at any price, and men who
want the meat of deer must ride far out
on the road to Amherst or Klsworth
anil run the chance of meeting a hunter
who is bringing a carcass to market,
says the Xew York Sun.
The famine came about through a
fit of temper of the m-arketmen. who
are angry because the new law will
not permit them to ship game and game
birds out of the state. 1'revious to 1
Last year Fred Johnson, who is the
Pel'inonieo of Bangor, took out a
license to sell venison to such of his
customers as wanted demneat on
their tables at home, but the market
men refused to patronize his place,
and did all they could to injure his
trade. This year he found that they
were doing him more harm than the
profits on sales were doing good, and
when it came to take out licenses for
he did not ask for a renewal.
Meantime Portland. Augusta, liock
Iand and other Maine cities that have
no deer within 50 miles of their limits,
are having all the deer meat tliey can
eat. and are getting it cheaper than the
price asked for beef.
Time-Keeplni System Tlint
MroiiKly I'raeil by the
This change has long been urged
in this country. Some years go, when
the railroads brought about the pres
ent system of "standard time." or, as
it used to be called, "railroad time,"
lliey desired to inaugurate the 24
hour scheme, too. The change was too
radical to be popular, and rather than
imperil the success of the other part
of the programme, the railroads aban
doned it. Time-tables are now usual
ly printed with the afternoon hours
in heavy type, and morning hours in
light, and this device eliminates much
If one had nothing to do but to trav
el by rail and study time-tables, the
proposed change would be eminently
desirable but for 99 of every 100 acts
and appointments outside of those
connected with the railroads, there is
no confusion arising from the present
system. When we read that a lecture
is to begin at eight o'clock, no one
thinks it is to begin in the morning
and if Mary Minns should write to
say that she will drive over at 11
o'clock, almost anyone would expect
to see her in the forenoon, even if she
did not add "a. m."
In astronomical observatories the
24-hour system is already in use, ex
cept that in them the day begins at
noon instead of midnight.
Sennation» Experienced by Aeronnnt*
at VarloaM HelKlitN—DanHrer
Two Frenchmen recently made an
ascent in a balloon at Vincennes with
a view to reaching the greatest alti
tude that could possibly be obtained.
They did not succeed in passing the
record, however. During their journey
they kept a record of their impres
sions and sensations at various
heights. They first began to experi
ence the nauseating effects of the
rarefied air at 18,200 feet, when their
temples ached and their visions were
blurred. At 20,150 feet, says the Scien
tific American, one of the adventurers
was rendered so ill that he cou.d
neither speak nor reach his bag of
ojgen and had to be attended by his
Shortly afterward the latter was
foinewhat paralyzed and could only
move with difficulty. But with the
application of oxygen they were re
stored and they were but little incon
venienced. At 21,450 feet they de
scribed the cold as being intense and
that their beards were covered with
ice. When 22,400 feet was attained
thej were rendered so helpless and
the pain was so great that they could
hardly gather sufficient strength to
open the valve of the balloon. When
they reached the ground they were in
a very exhausted condition,
I)r. Kerson ascended some months
ago from London to a height of 27,500
feet, while Messrs. Coxwell and Glai
slier ascended to the height of 35.00C
feet, at which altitude one of the trav
elers was rendered unconscious, while
the other only just succeeded in open
ing the valve by pulling the rope with
I from 100 to 250 partridges were sent
west from liangor every day. Market
men had from ten to twenty gunners
constantly in their employ shooting
partridges, snipe land woodcock for
lloston and New York markets, where
birds commanded fancy prices. As
soon as the law prohibiting the sale of
game birds was enacted, the market
men agreed to handle no game of any
kind, and the embargo has been rigid
ly HI forced.
According to a decree recentlj- issued
in Spain the hours will be there
counted, after January 1, from one to
twenty-four each day. beginning at
midnight. The government offices, the
telegraph, telephone, railroad and
steamship lines have been directed to
observe the new method. On this con
tinent it may already be seen in the
time-tables of the Canadian Pacific
railroad, says the Youth's Companion.
North Dakota News.
1\. M. Pollock of Fargo is being
boomed for speaker of tlie House.
The Fram is ice-bound near Manvel
on the Red river. Tbe boat is loaded
willi six thousand bushels of wheat.
Win. Quinn, recently returned from
Alaska, tells the Grand Forks Plain
dealer that Noyes and Mclven/.ie are
Peter Timboe, the tallest mari in the
North Dakota regiment, luis gone to
the Paei tic coast where he expects to
make his home.
A Breckinridge farmer received
$l,(i00 for a car of tlax—said to be the
largest sum ever received for a car of
grain in this country.
The inllux of settlers into the Mouse
river country is remarkable. Dozens
of families are located on land which
was wild a year or so ago and all are
Cederstrom, a tailor of Fargo was
found Thursday night in the snow
wrapped in a legarthic sleep supposed
to have been caused by "knockout
drops." He was discovered in time
and \vill recover.
G. M. Brock of Page, raised ninety
bushels of turnips on an eighth of an
acre of land. One of the turnips
weighed nine pounds and was thirty
I two inches in circumference.
In Fargo the moral standing of the
Merchants hotel, run by Mrs. John
1 Ilaas, was questioned in court. From
the evidence at hand the jurors de
cided that there was no foundation
for the reports derogatory to the
Friday Frank Feberger returned
to Fargo and registered at one of the
hotels. His return created some sur
prise as the body of a man tislied out
of the Eed river a year ago was sup
posed to be his. Feberger had left
for the west without notifying anyone
a short time before.
The Eed river is higher than ever
before in any fall for 20 years, the
lakes and ponds at t(.e head of tribu
tary streams are full to overflowing,
tlie ground is so saturated that it can
hold no more moisture, and there is
every appearance of a big snow fall
Now get ready for a big Hood in the
Griggs Sentinel: A woman past 00
years of age, in jail under a charge o!'
arson, is the sad spectacle. Mrs. Anna
Kaasa is in the sheriff's custody,
charged with having set lire to Esten
Johnson's barn, which was entirely
consumed, together with ten head of
cattle, two horses, all his chickens,
some hogs, hay and 700 bushels of oats,
besides harness, farm tools, etc.
The Indians of the Fort Berthold
agency are now in the last year of
their agreement of March 3, 1891, un
der which they were to receive $80,000
per annum for ten years. On uly 1,
1900, after the last of the ten install
ments had been placed to their credit
their funds amounted to $104,775.42
$84,775.52 being accumulations of un
expended balances from former years.
A peculiar case was aired in the dis
trict court at Ellendale. The case
grew out of an old feud between two
farmers living near there, Messrs.
Smith and Letson. Letson's 15 year
old son shot a mule from under Smith
while the two men were struggling
for the possession of a herd of cattle.
Eleven of tlie jury readily agreed to
acquit tlie boy, but one stubbornly
In sentencing a prisoner a few days
ago in Fargo .Judge Pollock, the emi
nent jurist, said, according to the
Forum, that he had heard consider
able from parties living in the same
town concerning the defendant and
that lie would take these facts into
consideration. This is a new one for
people unlearned in legal procedure
who have had an idea that the evi
dence before the court was what
should be taken into consideration.
WOMAN HEAD OF THE HOUSE.
United Slatea Judffe in Virginia
Make* a Decision In a
Under a decision of tl: United
States circuit court of ap^pals, ren
dered at Richmond, Va., the other day
by Judge PurneJl, a woman in Vir
ginia can now claim to be the head ol
The woman in the case under advise
ment was Mrs. Marion Richardson.
She had been engaged in merchandis
ing, but made an assignment for th«
benefit of her creditors. The assets
failed to satisfy them and she asked
to be adjudged a bankrupt claiming
at the same time $2,000 under the
"homestead exemption" law.
This was refused her by District
Judge Waddill, who held that a mar
ried woman living with her husband
was not the head of the house.
Judge Purnell decided that a mar
ried woman, either living with oi
apart from her husband, can be con
sidered the head of the house.
Quantity Not Quality.
The next time Nevada will, in the
opinion of the Chicago Record, prob
ably try to have a prize fight on band
wb«n the census is being taken.
The North Side Grocers.
Write me for full information.
Big Dividends Paid by Copper, Gold
and Silver Properties.
Some Mines Pay as Hlgrh aa 200 Per
Cent. Dlvldendii on the Capital
Stock—Copper Mines the
In the ten months ended October 31
the metal mining companies in this
country reporting to th£ Engineering
and Mining Journal paid a total oi
$42,5G8,071 in dividends. "This is an
excellent showing,'" says that journal,
"of the returns received by capital in
vested in the metal mining industry."
During these ten months the largest
dividend payers were the copper com
panies, as follows:
Of those In Montana, the Amalgamated
Copper company, which controls the Ana
conda and Parrot companies and a larg«
Interest in other companies, declared |6,
000,000, or 8 per cent, on its capitalization.
The Anaconda Copper company is credited
with paying *4,800,00, or 16 per cent, on lti
capital stock the Boston & Montana com*
pany, $4,200,000, or 113 per cent., and th»
Parrot company, 11,379,100, or 60 per cent
on Its issued capital stock. The Amalga
mated Copper company's dividend, how
ever, Is really a duplication, as It works no
mines directly, and its dividend fund is de
rived from the stocks of other companlei
which It holds. Of the Michigan Coppei
companies, Calumet & Hecla paid In th«
ten months 35,000,000, or 200 per cent, on lti
capitalization Quincy, $900,000, or 36 pet
cent., and Tamarack, $420,000, or 28 pet
cent. In California the Mountain Coppei
company paid $1,200,000, or 19.2 per cent.- or
its share capital. In Arizona the United
Verde (ex-Senator Clark's property) ia
credited with paying $1,660,000, or 55 pel
cent, on its capital stock, and the Arlzons
Copper company, $576,429, or 18 percent.
The next largest dividend payers In th«
ten months were the gold mining com
panies, which also produced some silver and
lead. In this group the leaders were Strat
ton's Independence, limited, of Colorado,
with $l,7S9,n37, or 35.8 per cent, on its issued
capital stock, and Portland, $750,000, or 2S
per cent. In South Dakota the Homestake
Gold Mining company Is foremost with $1,
050.000, or 5 per cent, on Its share capital. In
Utah the Silver King company paid $750,000,
cr 25 per cent, on Its capitalization, and the
Daily-West company, $412,500, or 13.7 pet
cent. In Alaska the Alaska-Treadwell Gold
Mining company paid out $300,00, or 6 pel
cent, on Its capital stock. In Arizona the
La Fortuna Gold Mining company lead
with $232,500, or 93 per cent, on its capitaliza
tion, and in California we have the Yellow
Aster company with $130,000, or 13 per cent.
Of the silver lead dividend payers those
In Idaho are most prominent, being th«
Empire State-Idaho Mining company with
$295,541, or 30 per cent, on its Issued shares
the Standard company with $295,000, or 59
per cent. Buffalo-Hump, $225,000, or 10 pet
cent., and the Bunker Hill. Sullivan com
pany with $210,000, or 7 per cent.
Of the lead and zinc mining companies In
Missouri and Kansas, the St. Joseph Lead
company leads with $112,500, or 4.5 per cent.,
on its issued share capital. There have also
been numerous smaller dividend payers, es
pecially in the gold and silver mining in
dustry, while in the lead and zinc section
the number has grown less, owing In part
to the end of the speculative bubble which
favored the incorporation of companies
that promised and in some instances paid
1 per cent, monthly dividends.
"The dividend disbursements mentioned
above do not Include those made by th«
coal and iron mines, oil companies and th
meta'. smelting and refining companies,
which have been enormous in the past ten
months. There are also many priVate cor
porations that do not report their divi
dends, and these, if added, would bring the
grand total paid to stockholders in divi
dends to a very large amount, unequaled
probably by any other Industry In this
Uwd at the Age of .C*.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 24. Mrs.
Thon-.as Flournoy died at her home
here, aged 102 years. She was the wife
of General Flournoy, an officer in the
War of 1813. and her father was Major
Tidin Howell of Pennsylvania, a dis
tinguished soldier of the Revolution.
The swords be used in service hang ou
the wall* of Independence ball. In her
yonng days Mrs. Flournoy was cele
brated for bar beauty.
CRUfl & HENSEL
We handle a full line of Groceries andjProvisions, Glassware,
Crockery, Fruits and Confections." We solicit all kinds
of Farm Produce and will pay the highest market.prioe
for same. Dont send your money away for cheap goods
when we will sell you good goods for less money. All
we ask is give us a trial order. Satisfaction
teed every case.
W. B. S. TRIMBLE
...Try G. E. Lyman.
When you wish to change your trading place. You will
always find our prices are as low as any one, and that we have
nothing but good reliable goods. See our Warm Shoes before ft
you rig up for the winter.
It pays to trade where you can get anything you want in
Dry Goods, Groceries, Queensware, Shoes and Overshoes—in
fact, almost anything you want.
We want the farmers' butter, eggs and potatoes.
My house and barn are for^ rent,
WEALTH IN MINES.'
CRUM & HENSEL.
Good warm house in
THRONE OR WEDDING.
Bill to Enable Wllhelmlna to Marry
nnd Yet Remain
In order to hold the throne the Dutch
sovereign cannot marry without the
consent of her parliament. She may
marry otherwise, but in that casa
would inexorably have to renounce the
throne. Therefore two bills are about
to be put before the states general, the
first giving the parliamentary consent
to Queen Wilhelmina's marriage to
Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin,
and the second granting full naturali
zation to the duke, as well as deciding-*''
upon his future title. Temporarily
this title is that of prince consort.
Preparations for the wedding are be
ing hurried along.
Where Position Ia Wealth.
The Atlanta Constitution is of the
opinion that the position of cashier in
a New York bank beats a Klondike find.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
U. S. Land Office, Kargo. X. D. I
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler has illed notice of his intention to
make final proof in support of his claim, and
that, said proof will le made before C. R. Weber,
clerk of district court, Stutsmai county, North
Dakota, at his office in Jamestown, N. D., on
December 29th, 1900. viz:
JACOB H. COOPEK.
forn. E. No. 2169S for the Se of Nw and
Sw of Ne and lots 2 and 3 of section 4 in
township 14! N., range 65 W.
He names the following witnesses to prove hi*
continuous residence upon, and cultivation of.
said land, viz•
Pete Oaffney of Pinuree, N. D. Prank Chad
dnck of Prairie, N. P. Jim Smith of Buchan
an, N. D. Fred Miller of Bnchanan, N. D.
Clias. N. Valentine,
First pub. Nov. *2,1900.
The Best and Yet the Cheapest.
Goodyear Oil Clothing
Sold at retail by dealers and
GOOD1MR ROBBER CO.
375-377 SIBLEY ST.,
School for Bonkkeenine. Short-
n»nd, Penmanship, Typewriting. English,Etc
we Assist 8tndents In Securing Positions.
RHDGNIRB a KRNBSS. Boston 81k.
»Md for Praspectas Minntspolis. IH'iv
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UUfitS WHtRE AU USE FAILS,
nest Couffh Sjrrop. Taste* tiood.
In time, fold by druKRlitn.