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DEATH Of M. WINK
His Demise in Duluth After Long Sick
ness. Remains Brought to
A dispatch from Dr. II. K. Wink,
from Duluth, received Sunday an
nounced tbc death of her husband,
Matthew Wink, after a long iliness.
Mr. Wink has been at a sanitarium in
Oshkosh, Wis., for some time and be
coming worse instead of better, Dr.
Wink left Jamestown a short time
ago to give him personal attention
and if possible remove him home.
They had gotten as faT as Duluth
when death occurred.
Mr. Wink was born in Pennsylvania
in 1855 and came to North Dakota in
July 1878. He married Dr. Helena
Knauf November 22, 188fc and one
child, Walter, now aged 12, was born
to them. He was chief of police here
1889 to 1901, when he resigned.
He was a member of the Masons I
O. O. A. O. U. W and M. W. A.
Death was caused
augmented by paresis. The funeral
will be held from the "residence Tues
day at 2p. m. and interment will be in
the McGinnis^cemetery. Miss Gertrud
Knauf, a sister of Mrs. Wink accom
panied her home with the remains
and will remain till after the funeral.
The funeral of M. Wink was held
this Tuesday "under the ritual ser
vice of the A. O. U. W. at the resi
dence on Fifth avenue south. The
deceased having been a member of the
Workmen, Modern Woodmen, Masons
and Odd Fellows there were a num
ber of beautiful eblematical floral
designs about the casket as well as
other floral tributes. Interment was
made in McGinnis cemetery.
DISCOURAGING IN IOWA.
Chas. Barchus and Elmer Strong
have returned from Iowa bringing
with them a car load of horses, of
various ages. Among them were
5 Clyde Stallions. The farmers cf
northern Iowa are in far worse shape
financially than in North Dakota,
two crops having been .practically
failures and the third a poor crop. As
a consequence feed is searce and high
and stock are thin especially horses.
The Stutsman county men report that
two-thirds of the Iowa farmers who
are paying 12 per cent interest and a
bonus would be glad to come to North
Dakota if they could getaway and a
good many renters are leaving on
short notice or no notice at all. The
farm situation in this state is much
better than in Iowa on the whole.
The following program was rendei
ed by the Haydn club at St. John's
Academy Thursday night:
Biography of Schubert, Daisy Mor
ris Piano Solo, Polka de Concert''
Bohm, Veolit Guilford Reading
"Hintson Piano-Playing1' Caroline
Baldwin Solo, "Mazurka do Con
cert*' Josephine Smith Reading,
"Great Men" Florence McPhee.
Song, "When Love is Done1' Mc
Lean, Anna Hager Reading, "Plod
ders" Mary Gaffney Violin Solo,
"La linquantaine" Gabriel Marie,
Caroline Baldwin accompanied by
Annabel Klaus Reading. "The
I/Ittle Martyr" Gerard Lieber Duet,
"Return of the Heroes" Blanche
Brownell and Ruby McFadgen.
HAS TO GO SOME.
To run a newspaper, all a man has
to do is to be able to write poems, dis
cuss the tariff and money questions,
umpire a baseball game, report a wed
ding, saw wood, describe a fire so that
the readers will shed their raps, make
a dollar do the work of ten, shine at a
dance, measure calico, abuse the liquor
habit, test whiskey, subscribe to char
ity, go without meals, attack free sil
ver, defend bimetallism sneer at snub
bery, wear diamonds, invent advertise
ments, overlook scandal, appraise ba
bies, delight pumpkin raisers, minister
to the afflicted, heal the disgruntled,
fight to finish, set type, mold opinions,
sweep the office, speak at prayer meet
ing, stand in with everybody. -Ex.
COURT IN WELLS COUNTY.
A term of the district court began
today in Fessenden, Judge Glaspell
presiding. There are some 35 differ
ent attorneys represented in the cases
on the calendar and some 91 cases for
disposal, 24 being criminal cases.
There is more court business at the
term than at the recent terms of
Jamestown and Bismarck combined.
MORE TROOPS NEEDED
REVOLT OF NATIVES IN GERMAN
SOUTHWEST AFRICA BECOM
Berlin, Jan. 10.—Further advices
from German Southwest Africa say
the Hereros are murdering settlers
and burning homesteads over wide
areas. The Gorman colonial troops in
the disturbed districts are wholly in
sufficient to deal with the revolting
Chancellor von Buelow submitted lo
Emperor William the dispatches re
ceived on the subject by the govern
ment and the emperor sent for War
Minister von Einam and Admiral Sec
retary von Tlrpitz. The decision of
the conference was to ask the reichs
tag Immediately to authorize the send
ing out of reinforcements.
Addressing the reichstag immediate
ly after it had assembled the chancel
lor said it had become his duty to in
form the house of the serious position
of the German settlers in Southwest
Africa through the revolt of the Here
ros. They had killed a number of set
tlers who were fleeing to the stations,
had destroyed houses and farm im
provements and had driven off the cat
tle of a great part of the German pio
neers, who were now unable to leave
the protection of the stations. The in
surrection came at a time when the
governor and a large portion of the
colonial troops were
Subduing the Bondelswarts Tribes,
twenty days' march away. In conse
quence of this and the remaining
forces being scattered among the vari
ous places of refuge in the middle of
the colony the natives -were seriously
threatening Okajundjy, Otjumbingwe
and Karibib and even Windhoek itself.
The government, before the last dis
patches had been received, had or
dered 500 men, with six machine guns
and six pieces of artillery, to be placed
in readiness for active service, but a
start could not be made before Jan.
The serious intelligence now at hand
made it necessary to send out imme
diately a battalion of 500 marines, In
addition to the other troops, with a
complement of guns and railroad pio
neers. These would embark Thursday
on a North German Lloyds line steam
er and arrive at Swakopmund, German
Southwest Africa, Feb. «. The gun
boat Habicht had been ordered from
Cape Town and was due to arrive at
Swakopmund shortly. Moreover, 230
men, previously dispatched, would
reach Swakopmund Feb. 3. The Ger
man people, continued "the chancellor,
would answer the call for help of the
faithful servants of the state and the
colonists. The chancellor alluded
briefly to the financial requirements
necessary and said these would be pro
TAKING HARVESTER OR JERS.
The district traveler for this dis
trict, representing the International
Harvester company, Mr. N. S. Helm,
has been placing orders among the
ocal dealers f^r the harvesting ma
chinery represented in the combina
tion of the five great companies.
Jamestown is Mr. Helm's headquart
ers for this district, the general head
quarters being at Fargo and the dis
trict being divided into 11 blocks
which are visited by 11 different sales
men. Heretofore there were live
different general representatives for
each of the harvester companies, now
there is but one. The number of
salesmen is also greatly reduced The
local dealer can take his choice of any
of the machines no one machine being
advocated as better or different from
any of the others. The saving in the
-expense of handling the machines is
seen at a glance. Each of the com
panies still keep a local agent in the
various town as heretofore.
N. P- HAS NO MORTGAGE
Minneapolis Journal: Senator Wash
burn emphatically denies that the
Northern Pacific holds a mortgage on
the Bismarck, Washburn & Great
Falls railroad, which is developing one
of the North Dakota lignite fields.
He says: "A year ago we borrowed
money from the Northern Pacific Co.,
for construction purposes, but that
money has been paid back and the
Northern Pacific never had a mort
gage on our road."
NEW YARD AT CLEVELAND.
Mr. Adams of the lumber firm of
Winnor & Adams of Steele and Me
dina was in the city last night com
pleting arrangements to open a yard
at Cleveland. The stock for the new
yard has been ordered.
New York, Jan. 20.-Cured of a brok
en neck, James Dunn, aged 17, has
been discharged from the hospital,
where he spent five months In a riged
plaster cast with heavy weights at his
head and feet which held him immov
JAMESTOWN. NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY. JANUARY 21, 1904.
THE POLITE ELEPHANT.
"After you, madam."
TALKS TO LONDONERS.
Chamberlain Makes Tariff Speech in
London, Jan. 20.—The Guild half
was packed to suffocation to heat
Joseph Chamberlain speak. Even aa
hour before the opening of the meet
ing standing room was not available
to ticket holders.
Mr. Chamberlain, who said he be
lieved the same arguments he used in
the provinces would appeal equally to
imperialistic London, then proceeded
to reiterate his well known fiscal
views. He pointed out that while Lon
don was now the clearinghouse of the
world he doubted if that position could
be maintained if. the ancient fiscal su
perstition was to be upheld. Before
it was too late a lesson should be
learned from the fate of Venice, Hol
land and the llonseatic states, whose
greatness had vanished because they
had no productive and creative energy
London would no longer be the
world's clearinghouse if Great Brit
ain's present relations with her col
onies and the great neutral countries
of the world were not improved.
Although no vote of confidence was
permitted the extraordinary enthu
siasm of the members of the Stock
Exchange, who escorted Mr. Chamber
Iain's carriage to the Guild hall, the
cheers which punctuated his speech
and the vociferous applause at the
close of his remarks must have as
sured the former colonial secretary
that he had the full sympathy of his
PURE FOOD BILL TAKEN UP.
Measure Will Be Voted on After Foui
Washington, Jan. 20.—When the
house convened Mr. Hepburn (Rep.,
la.), chairman of the committee on in
terstate and foreign commerce, asked
unanimous consent for the considera
tion of the pure food bill, but objection
•was made by Mr. Smith (Dem., Ky.).
The house then proceeded with th?
call of committees.
A bill transferring certain records
relating to the Indian wars from the
interior department to the records and
pension division of the war depart
ment was passed.
Mr. Hepburn moved, on completion
of the call of committees, that the
house go into committee of the whole
for consideration of the pure food bill.
His motion prevailed.
It was agreed that there should be
four hours' debate.
Mr Mann (Rep., 111.), of the commit
tee on interstate and foreign com
merce, in charge of the bill, opened
TRUST ISSUE PARAMOUNT.
KILLS IOWA DRAINAGE LAW.
8Ute Supreme Court Declares Meas
Des Moines, la., Jan. 20.—The Iowa
supreme court has declared the Iowa
drainage law unconstitutional which
makes it possible to assess property
benefitted, but not immediately abut
ting the channel which has been dug.
The decision was made apropos of the
contest growing out of the digging of
the "Monona county ditch," and came
up from Woodbury county.
Robert Graves and Mrs. Marguerue
J. Plant, widow ot Henry B. Plant,
millionaire Southern railroad, steam
ship aad land owner, were married at
the Plant residence in New York city
N WEEKLY AIEBT.
N O A O A
Edgeley is now the possessor of a
city hospital of which it is very provd.
Trains on the Hankinson-Bismarcll
division of the Soo are held up near
Kulm by heavy snow.
At a recent meeting held at York,
N. D., $1,600 was subscribed for the
establishment of a creamery.
Austin Egelund was instantly killed
at Michigan City by being struck by
the eastbound Great Northern Flyer.
The Dickinson fire department is
augmented by the organization of a
tire company among the employees of
I the N. P. at the shops there,
Donneybrook is the sufferer by lire
to the extent of $30,000 with an in
surance of about 820,000. The lire
originated in the store of C. A. Peter
I Judge Pollock in a case against the
city of Fargo, involving an amount of
$9,000 decided in favor of the plaintiff,
the Merchants National bank of St.
Hearst Announces His Po
Washington, Jan. 20.—William R
Hearst, in an interview, gives the fol
lowing opinions regarding his candi
dacy for the Democratic nomination
"I am conservative in that I believe
in the spirit and the letter of the Unit
ed States Constitution, the Declaration
of Independence and the character
and purpose of such men as Andrew
Jackson, Washington and Jefferson. I
do not consider the steel trust con
"I am in favor of combinations
whenever the people are allowed to
participate fully. The great issue to
day before the people is the trust
"The labor union, in enforcing a
high scale of wages, brings about the
distribution of wealth."
Flames which originated from a
large oil heater in the lower part of
the LaFlame stable at Portal for a
time threatened to destroy the town
early Fuday morning.
Mrs. Annie Dickson of Manville was
burned to death last Friday morning.
It is supposed that she used kerosene
to start a fire and an explosion ensued
which set her clothes on fire.
Fire was discovered in the Zel'er
house at Wimbledon Saturday morn
ing but little damage was done. Mr.
and Mrs. L. F. Wanner and sons Theo.
and Ernest are occupying rooms there.
The foreman of the Scotield
Osborne Elevator company at Portal
was caught by a swiftly revolving
shaft and whipped around forty or
iifty times before the engine could be
stopped. He will recover..
I Stanly, in Waru county, was the
scene of a small sized riot recently
when some imported Jaos attempued
to take the place at the coal docks
made vacant by the dismissal of the
former workmen. The latter did not
propose to have the Japs in the town
and ousted them.
A big ruction ensued at the Univer
sity at Grand Forks the other night
when the juniors attempted to give a
sleighing party. The latter had in
viced a number of their lady friends
and were chapero ied by one of the
professors and his wife. They were
attacked by the seniors who suffered
defeat at the hands of the merry
makers. They retired fur reinforce
ments and on the second assault won
out. There promises to be trouble in
store for several ol' the seniors as a rc
Langdon misses two young fellows
I who came there to engage in the tail
oring business and incidentally misses
some two hundred dollars which the
aforesaid tailors never earned. They
inaugurated a sort of club affair
wherein each member payed in so
much and was supposed to have his
clothes cleaned and pressed as often
as he chose and at the end of each
month a drawing was to take place,
the holder of the lucky ticket to be
entitled to a new suit of clothes free
of cost. Several drawings were held
and as many suits won. They were
never delivered and the only 6nes who
were real winners were the ones that
took advantage of the occasion and
had their clothes pressed.
The Northern Pacific and Burling
ton city ticket offices at St. Paul have
MOST REMAIN CLOSED
NEW CHICAGO ORDINANCE ENDS
HOPE OF REOPENING OLDER
Chicago, Jan. 20.—Chicago theater
managers take an extremely pessimis
tic view of the situation created by the
action of the city council, which has
finally adopted a stringent theater
law. The announcement was made at
nearly every playhouse that under the
new ordinance there is no hope of con
tinuing in business. The retroactive
provisions of the measure put the older
theaters beyond the hope of again
opening doors. In the more modern
theaters the improvements and altera
tions required will make it impossible,
the managers say, to operate with a
Without the galleries it is claimed
no theater in Chicago can do more
than pay expenses. The books of sev
eral managers, it is claimed, show that
with the revenue from the top floor
eliminated the receipts would fall be
low the expenses. The change of
"rise" in the gallery seats, it is said,
would mean a virtual reconstruction of
every theater in the city.
AFTER ALL-NIGHT SESSION.
Council Passes Stringent The
Chicago, Jan. 20.—The Chicago city
council, after a session lasting nearly
all night, passed an amended theater
building ordinance. The result is a
much more stringent measure than
had been proposed by the special com
mittee on theaters. The ordinance
was adopted by a vote of 47 to 8. The
most important matters settled in the
adopted ordinance are:
In non-fireproof buildings the lowest
bank of seats cannot be higher than
the street level.
In fireproof theaters they cannot be
more than twelve feet above this level
No galleiy seats can have a rise of
more than eighteen inches between
rows of seats.
Cross arles must be provided for
every fifteen rows of seats on the
ground floor and every nine rows in
balconies or galleries. These cross
aisles must run directly to exits.
In the rear of all banks of seats on
all floors must be cross aisles leading
directly to fire escapes or emergency
Other amendments, some to cure
verbal mistakes, others to change the
ordinance in smaller particulars, were
adopted, but the temper of the council
was to make the measure more strin
gent and those which passed were all
in that direction.
WRIGHT ON THE STAND.
Tells of Connection With London and
I London, Jan. 20.—Whitalter Wright,
the company promoter, on trial on the
charge of fraud, entered the witness
box during the day. The former finan
cier was composed and answered
questions firmly. He first related the
story of his life in America and then
told of the foundation of the London
and Globe corporation, which, he de
clared, was prosperous until the end
of 1899, after the South African war
had started, when matters became
disastrous. The witness added that
he assisted the company out of his
private pocket, lending it between
52,000,000 and $2,500,000.
Previous to this he had prepared a
settlement of $1,500,000 on his family,
giving |500,000 to each of his children,
but one day in 1899 the company's ac
countant informed him that he must
have $1,500,000 or the company woul
be obliged to suspend. The witness
said he supplied the money and, con
sequently, the settlement on his fam
ily was never carried out.
Wright admitted that he only held
2,500 shares of the London and Globe
corporation at the time of the crash.
DECISIVE BATTLE LI.XELY.
Dominican T.cops arcning on San
tiago tie !cs Caba.ileros.
Caps liayucn. Hayti, Jan. 20.—Gen
eral Jimine/.. ioader of the Dominican
revolution, is very much crippled by
the loss which his forces have sus
tained through the recapture of Puerto
Plata by President Morales.
The troops of the president are now
marching on Santiago de los Cabal
leros. where, it is believed, the decisive
battle will take place. It is presumed
that this engagement will be stub
bornly fought on both sides.
TRIPLE MURDER AND SUICIDE.
Texas Railroad Man Uses Gun With
San Antonio, Tex., Jan. 20.—In a fit
of anger Everett Bourne, a crippled
railroad fireman, shot and killed his
Wife and his mother-in-law, fatally
shot W. S. Beatty, his wife's step
father, and then, standing before a
mirror, committed suicide, shooting
himself through the heart.
Passenger Train Quarantined.
Buffaio, N. Y.. Jan. 20.—A special
from Niagara Falls says a Grand
Trunk passenger train is in quaran
tine at Niagara Falls, Ont., with a case
of smallpox aboard and all the passen
gers are held prisoners. The train
was fumigated. Fourteen people were
exposed to the disease.
Jamestown, the Metrop
olis of the Jtmei River
Valley of North Dakota.
WHEHE OTHERS PUD
Charivari that Worked Backwards
and the "Bad Acton" Stand for
It will be remembered that along
about Thanksgiving time some cheer
ful people took occasion to charivari
a Jacob Dirksen near New Home.
In the pleasantries that were hand
ed out to Mr. Dirksen such kittinish
little antics as breaking down doors,
smashing windows, throwing coal and
stones at the occupants of the house
were indulged in, which though it
must have amused the charivari
party, yet strange to say it had an
altogether different effect on the
Mr. Dirksen brought suit against
the parties in the matter for $5,000
damages ard they recently settled on
a compromise. This is once on re
cord where the groom gets into a "pay
me" charivari proposition and the
cheerful Johnnies are thankful that it
did not cost any more.
JAMES RIVER VALLEY MUTUAL.
At the annual meeting of the James
River Valley Mutual Fire and
Lightening Insurance Co., yesterday
the following officers were elected:
B. G. Dunlop, president J. J. Nashold,
vice president M. W. Wright, treas:
C. Wade, secretary. As members of
the board of directors there were
elected, J. B. Fried, Wm. Thoms, C.
Wade, M. W. Wright, J. J. Nashold
and M. W. Williams.
The reports of the secretary ana
treasurer show the company to be in
excellent condition having increased
the amount of insurance written
nearly 8100,000 during the past year.
No assessment was made during 1903
and the treasurers report shows a
balance on hand of over $000 which is
enough to meet a number of small
losses without making an assessment.
The total receipts for the year 1903
were $1,628.51 and the disbursements
including $040 fire losses paid was
$1,007.59. N umber of policies in force,
551 aggregating $570,419.35.
The subscribers of the Academic
Course havej received the announce
ment for the second event on Febru
ary 15th in the Presbyterian church
and are doubtless anticipating with
no Uttle pleasure, the appearance of
the artist—Vinnie Theodosia Crosse,
who willigive a dramatic recitation of
the famous poem, "Enoch Arden" by
Tennyson. There are many reasons
for predicting that this event will be
the most popular of the season. Ten
nyson in all his wondrous works never
excelled in beauty the sentiment of
this charming poem. A work so sim
ple that it can be comprehended by
children and yet so full of tender senti
ment, that it appeals alike to old and
young. It will be given by an artist
of such ability that from beginning
10 end the story appears in a picture
so lifelike as to retain the interest
and sympathy of the listener the en
tire evening, which seems as but an
Mrs. Crosse has appeared before the
most critical audiences in the east and
west, and is unanimously conceded to
be one of the most gifted readers on
the concert platform. She has a stage
presence of exceptional dignity com
bined with rare beauty and is gifted
with a voice of great range and flexi
bility. These united with artistic
temperament and repose have won for
her the recent criticism "an artist in
the truest sense of the word."
Ourjcitizens will accord this event
as hearty a patronage as the Riedels
berger Quartet and, furthermore,
again prove their high appreciation
of the Ladies' Academy in affording
the opportunity for such an excellent
series of entertainments.
MINNESOTA WINS LAND CASE.
Gets Decision in Fight for Valuable
Washington, Jan. 20.—Commissioner
Richards of the general land office has
rendered a decision in favor of Min
nesota in the case between the state
and F. A. Hyde & Co. relative to the
ownership of lot 1, township 58*£,
north of range 17 west
This tract, embracing about forty
acres, la claimed by the state of Min
nesota under the swamp land act, and
also by Hyde & Co., who located the
same tract with forest reserve scrip.
Messrs. Hyde employed attorneys and
the case was argued before the com
missioner of the general land office
some weeks ago.
The land contains valuable iron ore
deposits and its estimated value is
close to $600,000. There will probably
be an appeal from the decision of the