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LETTER FROM NOME
pr. C. A. Ballard Writes Friends in the City of the Conditions Existing at Cape Nome. l.ctts of Hardships and Difficulties, but He Expects to Surmount them In Time. •Mick O'Connor has a letter from Dr. .Ballard at Cape Nome, written July M-l. He says: "The city of Nome was -a hot one at first. There was at least one man killed every day and some times two or three. The soldiers are •acting as police and keep things quiet .now. The place is like western towns of early days, every other building a variety theatre and gambling saloon i-ombined. There is not much gold being taken out at present because of lack of water, the rainy season being :ibout three weeks late. I have been •all over the Nome district and have seen some very rich claims, which will be worked as soon as the rains provide water enough. Some places will provide as high as ijU.OiHt a day to ihe man. Prices are great here. A chicken dinner costs st',. Steak, coffee was rii cents a cup but now is L'.". Bread is LT cents a loaf, and so on. Pota •toes sell by the pound, as high as •cents. These prices will come down, however, as the place is so near the •ocean that freight can easily be handled, laborers receive .SI and 81.•"*• an hour. Teams were -Slit an hour •but have fallen to ST.."in. There is every chance for a man to make money here. The country is practically unknown. No one knows how rich the mountains back of Nome are and almost all the people believe •the gold came from them. New linds ire being made every day but a man must hustle to get any property and .must get out into the country. As to a man's coming here to make "money, mining is gamble and a gamble of the worst kind. For in stance, 1 know of a man who landed here June On and July sold a claim for Others have loafed around for a year and found nothing. An other crowd of fellows came up on. •the same boat I did. There were four 'of them and they found claims which they are selling to an English syndi cate for MM in. A man to meet •with success must prepare to face all kinds of dangers of ice, snow and cold such as is known nowhere else and do the hardest kind of work in the world, that is, packing a load on your back Jill summer and running after a dog team all winter. The question of sup ply is a serious one where the stores •are Hit) to ."500 miles apart and many a man faces starvation during the win ter. 1 know and am living with a fel low who ate fourteen out of his eighteen dogs to keep alive two years ago. After two years of hard work you may not have a cent to show for your time and money spent, but for my part I am going to stay here until I make it rich or me trying. R. N. Stevens and W. T. Perkins tire here and Steve uas a good place as U. S. court commissioner. Drying preparations simply devel op dry catarrh they dry up the secretions, which adhere to the membrane and decom pose, causing a. far more serious trouble than the ordiuary form of catarrh. Avoid all dry ing inhalants, fumes, smokes and snuffa and xiae that which cleanses, soothes and heals. Ely's Cream Balm is sucli a remedy and will cure catarrh or cold in the head easily and pleasantly. A trial size will bo mailed for 10 cents. All druggists sell the 50c. size. Ely Brothers, 50 Warren St., N.Y, The Balm cures without pain, does not irritate or cause sneezing. It spreads itself over an irritated and angry surface, reliev ing immediately the painful inflammation. With Ely's Cream Balm you are armed -against Nasal Catarrh and Fay Fever. NO CALAMITY HERB. Grand Forks Herald: It has been said that one swanow does not make a summer, neither will one year of poor crops bankrupt a state or bring even serious results to any locality. That present conditions have been un favorable for this year's crop can not be denied, yet the faith of the people in the wealth producing qualities of North Dakota soil is, and rightly should remain unshaken. The fact that the demand for farming lands substantially ceased by the first of June is no argument for a lack of con fidence on the part of farm buyers, for the demand always ceases about the same time each year, and does not again appear in evidence nutil after crops are harvested in the rail, and it is for this reason that land transfers are generally less in July and August than at any other season. To show that the utmost confidence is main tained, in lands and land value, an ex amination of the records will show that during the past sixty days, there have been filed for recoru thirty-one trans fers of farm lands aggregating $58, 151.00, aside from seventeen minor transfers during tue same time there has also been filed 2 transfers of city property with a total consideration of This is a remarkable showing when everything is considered and the fact that in spite of short crops, our own people are investing money at the rate ofS7.-i.oixi per month in city real estate, should go far in disproving any calam ity assertions. It is not contended that there is any boom in real estate values but it is evident that there is a fair demand for good property at reasonable prices, and prospects are good for an increased demand as the year grows older. SURVEYING SITE. NORTHERN PACIFIC SURVEYOR IS MARKING OUT THE SITE FOR THE NEW DEPOT. Those who were inclined to doubt the building of the handsome new de pot of the Northern Pacific road this year are being convinced by the begin ning of work of laying out the grounds ano marking out the site for the build ing that 'the depot is to be finished be fore cold weather. Today the survey ors are surveying the block on which the depot will be erected and setting the stakes to mark the foundation for the building. The road will have a forty foot basement under the build ing, and bids for the worn of excavat ing have been sent in by local con tractors. The depot will be ISO feet in length, so that the site will be well occupied. The parking will extend where the present temporary depot stands and on west back of the McKen zie block, which will be a great im provement to the appearance of that place. A force of men will be at work soon clearing the grounds and prepar ing them for the work of excavating. J. C. CLARK REMOVED. Mandan Pioneer: Constable J. C. Clark has been temporarily suspended from ofiice as constable of Morton county. An action has been com menced against him under section :il of the Revised Codes. This section provides as follows: All district, county, township, city, municipal or state officers not liable to impeachment, shall be subject to re moval from ofiice for misconduct, mal feasance, crime or misdemeanor in ofiice or for habitual drunkenness or ross incompetency in the manner provided in the codes of civil or crim inal procedure. The action against Clark is entitled Florence McAuliffe vs. J. C. Clark. Malfeasance in office and drunkenness are charged in the complaint. The complaint is sustained by several affi davits. According to these affidavits Clark has corruptly accepted money in exchange for personal property that he took possession of under the prohibi tion law. He has turned back a slot machine on receipt of $15, without an order of court also a large quantity of intoxicating liquors, for money, and committed other offenses against his oath. Section HtW of the code reads as fol lows: "At any time after the commence ment of Uie action the court may sus pend the accused from the functions of his ofiice until the determination thereof, if sufficient cause appears from testimony or affidavits then presented and if such suspension takes place the board of county commissioners shall temporarily fill such offiee by appoint ment." The affidavits presented to Judge Winchester were so damaging that the judge ort Monday suspended Clark from the functions of his office. In the ordinary course of events the trial of the case will come on at the No vember term of the district court, and will be a jury trial. BEET SUGAITPLANTS. The Oakes Republican says that cap italists represented by Messrs. dwell and Spencer agree to put in a beet sugar plant there and they only ask that the farmers make contraccs for ,000 acres of sugar beets. The Republican says that the proposal was favorably received by the people of Oakes. The hope is expressed that the Milwaukee and Great Northern will build into Oakes when the plant is built, and make that town the Chi cago of North Dakota. In this connection with sugar beet raising, C. B. Andrus of 0ake9 has a letter from an uncle living in Michi gan, where the beet industry is in oper ation, and he writes, something as fol lows: "I don't know how you boys are fixed in North Dakota, nor what you have got, but if you can sell out every thing there come back here to Michi gan with a thousand dollars, buy a few acres of land and raise sugar beets for the factory here and you will never Ue sorry for it. You will have to come soon, or the land will all be too high in price, as it is goi^g up every day. There is better money in a few acres of sugar beets than in the most ex tensive grain farming in the world." PREVENTED MUCH DAMAGE. A Washburn item of Aug. 1 says: The alarm was given about 11:30 a. m., yesterday that a prairie fire was rapidly coming into town from the west. A large party of, men under the leadership of Dr. Forbes went to one side of the fire and another party BISMARCK WEEKLY TRIBUNE: FRIDAY,AUG. 10 1900. with Auditor Johnson went up the river a short distance where the Are was making great headway. Editor Taylor took a position about midway between the Forbes and Johnson parties and by hard fighting on all sides the fire was soon under control. A great deal of credit is due Mrs. E. A. Lamb and her little daughters for quick work in bringing water to the men folks before the water wagons could reach them. Landlord Tat ley's daughter, Miss Mabel, and Miss Mae Wallace rendered valuable assist ance also. All of the Washburn little boys worked hard and were at hand to aid the men wherever necessary. The fire is supposed to have originated from the sparks of a camp fire and would undoubtedly have done a great deal of damage were it not for the prompt work of the townspeople. CALL FOR INDEPENDENT-DEMO CRATIC COUiiTY CONVEN TION. To the Independent-Democratic Elec tors of the County oi Burleigh, State of North Dakota: A delegate convention of the inde pendent-democratic voters of Burleigh county is hereby called to meet at Baker's hall, in the city of Bismarck, on Saturday, August 25, I'.tOO, at the hour of 2 o'clock p. m., for the pur pose of nominating candidates on the independent-democratic ticket for the following legislative and county offi ces, viz. One senator for the Twenty-seventh legislative district. Two representatives for the Twenty seventh legislative district. County treasurer. Sheriff. Auditor. Register of Deeds. Clerk of district court. State's attorney. Coroner. Judge of the county court.' Surveyor. Superintendent of schools. Four justices of the peace. Four constables. Caucuses will be held in the various precincts as hereinafter enumerated on Wednesday, August 22,1'JOO, for the purpose of electing delegates to the ibove named convention. The polls will be opened in said pre cincts from 4 until 0 o'clock in the afternoon of said day. The various precincts shall be de fined and entitled to representation as follows: Precinct No. 1—City of Bismarck, 21 delegates, vote at court house. Precinct No. 2—Lincoln school town ship, 1 delegate, vote at school house. Precinct No. 3—Apple Creek, 1 dele gate, vote at school house. Precinct No. 4—Boyd township, 1 delegate, vote at school house. Precinct No. 5—Logan township, 1 delegate, vote at school house. Precinct No. (J—Townships 137 and 13S, ranges 75 and 70, 1 delegate, vote at White school house. Precinct No. 7—Morton township, 1 delegate, vote at school house. Precinct No. S—Telfer township, 2 delegates, vote at Skinner school house. Precinct No. !)—Manning township, 1 delegate, vote at Eldridge school house. Precinct No. 10—Fort Rice, 1 dele gate, vote at school house on section 11. Precinct No. 11—Hay Creek, 2 dele gates, vote at school house. Precinct No. 12—Gibbs, 1 delegate, vote at school house. Precinct No. 13—Menoken, 2 dele gates, vote at Menoken school house. Precinct No. 14—McKenzie, 1 dele gate, vote at school house. Precinct No. 15—Townships 139 and 140, ranges 75 and 7U, 2 delegates, vote at Sterling school house. Precinct No. 1C—Sibley and Francis townships, 2 delegates, vote at Francis school house. Precinct No. 17—Naughton town ship, 1 delegate, vote at school house, Precinct No. 18—Burnt Creek, 2 del egates, vote at school house. Precinct No. 1!)—Riverview, 1 dele gate, vote at school house. Precinct No. 20—Townships 143 and 144, ranges 7S and 70, 1 delegate, vote at Grass Lake school house. Precinct No. 21—Townships 141,142, 143 and 144, ranges 75, 70 and 77, 1 delegate, vote at Field's ranch. Precinct No. 22—Township 142, range 7S, 1 delegate, vote at Ghylin school house. Precinct No. 23—Ecklund township, 1 delegate, vote at school house No. 2. Precinct No. 24—Painted Woods, 1 delegate, vote at school house. Precinct No. 25—Glenview township and township 141, range 81, east of the river, 1 delegate, vote at school house on section 24, township 141, range 80. Precinct No. 20—Township 144, ranges 7S and 70, 1 delegate, vote at school house. By order of the Burleigh county in dependent-democratic central commit tee. Dated at Bismarck, N. D., July 24, 1900. FRANK REED, U. Si r* BIG BATTLE Force of i6,coo Allies Reported Heavily Engaged with the Chinese NearTienTsin Unofficial Report Says the Loss of the Allies in Killed and Wounded was 1,200. Washington, Aug. 0.—The navy de partment has received the following: "Chefoo—The British Fame reports unofficially an engagement at Peitzang Sunday morning at 3, lasting to 10:30. The allied loss in killed and wounded was 1,200, chiefly Russians and Japan ese, the Chinese retreating. Taussig." Also the following: Chefoo—An official report said to be reliable, says about 10,000 allies were heavily en gaged at Peitzing alt Daylight Remey." The "Fame" is a high speed torpedo boat destroyer and doubtless being used as a dispatch boat. Peitzing is about nine miles north of Tien Tsin. The Chinese have been heavily en trenched there on both sides of the river. The Taussig dispatch indi cates that Russians and Japanese were in the van of the advance to Pekin. The advance of the allies began last Friday and the first battle to be fought lasted seven and a naif hours, and re sulted in a victory for the foreign troops but at a cost of l,2oo killed and wounded out of an army of lo.ooo. If the Chinese are goin gto contest every inch of ground between Tien Tsin and Pekin in this stubborn manner the al lies will need a much larger army to force a way through. A dispatch from Commander aussig disproves the statement that the Russians are sulk ing at Tien Tsin. They and the Jap anese suffered the most. Peat Sang is the first station on the railway to Pe kin. According to the best informa tion here the Chinese aggregated 20, oon. Recent news was to the effect that this was the only Chinese army near Tien Tsin and a short distance out of Pekin. The opinion of mili tary authorities here is the allies will now pursue their way and press rapidly after the retreating Chinese. 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