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"JAMESTOWN ALERT.
MARSHALL McCLUBE, Publisher.
JAMESTOWN, DAKOTA.
WEATHER hot enough to send the mer­
cury to 95 and 100 degrees is Bummet
weather in earnest—and that is what pre­
vailed in many sections last week.
Now that the railroad hitherto relied up­
on all over the northwest as a regulator of
freights, in connection with lake navigation,
has fallen under the control of the great
trunk lines, it is a satisfaction to know
that the Mississippi river still runs "«n
vexed to the sea" and is free to the com­
merce of the world.
THE state statistics of Minnesota are of
Banguine temperament, and always opto
mistical, especially on the wheat question
Overwhelming evidence has caused them
to make a reduction of 250,000 from last
year's acreage of wheat, but the estimated
crop comes nobly to 45,000,000, an increase
of 3,000,000 over the alleged crop of 1880,
Let's see—that will be $45,000,000—in the
4ocketsof Minnesotians.
EASTERN papers have extended much
sympathy to the west on account of oy clones
and tornadoes, and warned people not to
get into the pathway of such destructive
things—in other words, not to go west to
live. Bat right along comes an account of
the destruction caused by a tornado, two
miles in width, through the heart of New
Hampshire and Vermont, showing the
danger of living in those states.
Miss ANNA DICKINSON says she is
through with public speaking forever,
though it would give her a great deal of
satisfaction to express her views on the
condition of political affairs. Anna says
there is an element of the republican party
which ought to be cut off—that it is better
that the party should remain in the minor­
ity nntil they can gain sufficient legitimate
strength to succeed again than that they
should be loaded with such an element, re­
ferring to the Conkling crowd.
THE new Rhode Island liquor law, which
went into operation on the 1st of July, is
another experiment in the line of qualified
prohibition. It provides that no license
shall be granted for any places situated with
in 400 feet of a public school, and that the
protest of a majority of the land-owners
within 100 feet of the place for which the
license is asked shall be sufficient to pre
vent the granting of the license. This pro
vision, in some cases, will interefere with
the business of leading and respectable ho
tela, as well as restaurants and saloons.
GOVERNOR CORNELL, of New York, de
serves the thanks of every patriotic citizen
for interposing his official veto to a bill
providing for pensioning school teachers
The fact that such a bill could be passed
by an American legislature is discouraging
and shows the ease with which foreign cus
toms may be engrafted upon republican
institutions. Gov. Cornell adduced strong
reasons against the policy of pensioning,
«l»4ch should never be pursued except
where the vocation is extra hazardous to
life and limb, as in the case of soldtors, the
police and firemen. School teachers should
receive a sufficient compensation from the
public, that, when incapaciated by age an«l
infirmities, they may possess a reserve fund
of their own upon which to draw. If pen
sions were paid to instructors as well as to
the classes previously named, it would be
beginning towards making a large portion
of the community a charge upon the state
and of subverting the most cherished fea
tnresofour government. In pensioning
the judges of the supreme court of the
United States the system was carried as far
as can be tolerated but unless the people
exercise that "eternal vigilance" which has
been well said "is the price of liberty," the
subversion of our most valued rights is only
a question of time.
Miss O'BRIEN, who made charges against
English steamship companies of over
crowding and the lack of decent provisions
for the comfort of emigrants, has had am
pie opportunity for examination and inves
tigation, and now confesses that she can
not find any trace of the abuses which so
exoited her horror and indignation when
she thought she discovered them a month
or more ago. 'She charged, among other
things, that the Germanic, though licensed
to carry only one thousand steerage passen
gers, took out in one trip last year 1,775
The proof is that the largest number carried
at one time on tLat steamship last year was
864, and on the trip to which Miss O'Brien
referred the number was only 365. As to
the equipments of the ship Miss O'Brien
•ays: "As it is at present, nothing can ex'
ceed the beauty and perfection of its ar
rangements, I can in no way reconcile
my former impressions with what was this
cUy shown us." She adds that she is
much puzzled," as well she may be. The
most probable explanation of the discrep
ancy between what she sees now and what
she said she saw before is, that she was
misled by some of the opponents of Irish
emigration, who told her shocking stories
of crnelty and hardship, and while her
mind was full of these tales, a hasty visit to
the ship and a superficial view of arrange
meats which she did not understand, ©x
plained to her by persons interested to de
ceive her, inflamed her imagination and
roused her anger to the point of making
the public statement which she now re
nets.
SOMEBODY has taken pains to investigate
the means by which Vanderbilt, Asa Pack'
er, Tom Scott and others, acquired an
amount of wealth almost beyond the capac­
ity of ordinary mortals to conceive. It ap­
pears that in each instance it is due to wa­
tered stock. How the father of Wm. H.
Vanderbilt watered the stock of the New
York central to the extent of $50,000,000
at one operation, upon which the people of
New York are now paying interest, is an
old story. Asa Packer, who left $7,847,000,
was president of the Lehigh Valley
line, whose stock in 1860 was only $1,
465,000. As soon as he became president
the stock began to expand, and at the time
of his death had been increased to $30,
000,000, with a bonded debt of $25,000,
000. In the prooess of this expansion Mr.
Packer attained to his princely dimensions.
Tom Scott's estate, thofagh by his express
directions' there has been no inventory
filed, is reported to be worth at least $10,
000,000. When he became president of
the Pennsylavaaia road the stock was $13,
4M.350, and before he died it had been
expanded to 9151.000,000. The legislature
was induced by him, eight years ago, to
Mrtkorise an unlimited increase of the
tipital stock. Hartxanft, the governor,
having objected to signing a bill
it was recalled and
to saafce the modest pnm
4ia for an increase of the stock Cram about
ttMUHI.OW •151,000,000, in which shape
My approved by the govsmcr.
tttM* tansaeliaaa, BO matter how ttiy
ke disgaised, steply mean robt*j of
M»p«WfcS,ii^ktsai left—and yet the P«o~
|C^«M Atpsnr In their own hands
•MftMt to apply sscfc WIBWHM as are au-
IV lav aadtbe Ottisions of the
tin As ted.
NEWS SUMMARY.
RAn.ROAIH.
Mr. J. H. Sullivan division superintendent of
the 8t Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railroad
company has tendered his resignation, which
lias been accepted. He is to be succeeded by
Mr. Wheeler of Chicago.
WEEKLY KECOKD OF CBIME.
At Boston, in a boyish quarrel, Ott Looker,
aged thirteen, fatally shot Gustavo Bueltenor,
aged sixteen, with a toy pistol..
The residence of R. G. Pope of Black River
Falls was entered by thieves and robbod of
money and jewelry amounting to about $50.
William W. Burnham, who defaulted for
$230,000, while an officer of the New York
dock departmen*, ana fled to Canada, died at
Montreal last week.
At Little Rook, Ark., United States Marshal
Valentine Dill was knocked down by Revemio
collector Fowler. Dill was carried bleeding
and Benseless to his room where lie now lies in
an unconscious condition. A doctor pronounces
his case critical.
At Flandrau, Dakota, F. S. Favorow was ar
rested and brought before Justico Lugtior on a
charge of assault with iutent to commit rape
on the person of Mrs. Chris Norderun. He
pleaded guilty, and was bound over to await
the action of the grand jury, and, in default of
ball, was taken to Sioux Falls for safe keeping.
He has just completed a term in the peniten­
tiary tor horse stealing, and is considered gen­
erally as a very vicious and dangerous char­
acter.
FIKES AND OTHER CASUALTIES.
John 8trumf planing mill at Stevens Point,
Wis., was burned with a loss of several thous­
and dollars.
Congressman I'. V. Deuster discovered the
body of an unknown man near the lake shore,
north of Milwaukee.
A tornado swept through Franklin, N. H.,
on Wednesday last, destroying a great doal of
property for the width of two miles.
At Black River Falls, a man named Robin­
son, a performer in Forepaugh's show, while
making a double somersault from tho spring
board,
miSBed
his
footing and
in the tall broke
his ankle the bone sticking through the shoe.
The storm of Wednesday passed over Ohio,
Indiana. Westorn PennBylavania and Illinois
doing a great deal of damage, especially to
crops. Only a few lives were lost. At Marietta
Ohio, nine girls swimming in a floating ball
narrowly escaped drowning, the bath liouso
being blown to pieces. Houses and barns in
the oounty were unroofed.
KIWI FKOH WASHINGTON.
The finding of the Wliittalcer court martial
l:as been forwarded to Washington, together
with the record of proceedings, which com­
prises 7,000 foolscap pages.
Tliere aro now five vacancies in the retirod
list of tlie army. Two, it is stated, will be
filled in a short"time by the retirement of Col.
Pickney Lugenbell of the Fifth infantry and
Col. F. T. Dent of the First artillery.
Gen. Le Due, ex-commissioner, will start
for home in a few days, reaching Hastings, ac
cording to his present intention, in about a
week or ten days. He goes out of office with
great pride in his achievements in the culture
of tea.
The president has appointed R. S. Foster
United States marshal for tho district of Indi­
ana, vice Wm. W. Dudley, appointed commis­
sioner of pensions and Robert G. Holly of
Vermont Unites States, consul at Barbadoes,
vioe W. H. Polleys, suspended.
It has been reported that Secretary Windom
intended to remove Appointment Clerk Lam
phere and appoint Mr. Severance of Minnesota
in his place. It is probable that Mr. Lamphere
will be removed about the first of August, but
no decision regarding his successor has been
reached.
A report has gained circulation lately that
Senator McMillan had requested Secretary
Kirkwood to stir up the Indian agents in Min­
nesota,'on the ground that they were not com­
pelling the Indians to remain at their agricul­
tural and industrial pursuits. Secretary Kirk­
wood says that no such request lias beon li.ade
as yet, and he knows of no trouble with tho
Indian agents in any way.
Capt Russell Blakeley, of St Paul, has had
an interview with the postmaster general. The
department has abolished the service from
Bismarck to Deadwood, upon which Capt
Blakely was sub-contractor. The route stood
in the name of T. A. McDovitt, one of the
members of the star route ring, but it should
have beea given origiually to Capt Blakely.
He is endeavoriag to secure a restoration of
service on the route.
The Alexandria Gazette states positively that
the president, Secretaries Blaine and Windom,
Postmaster General James and Revenue Com­
missioner Raum, have declared their entire
sympathy with Mahone in his readjuster move­
ment in Virginia, and expressed their purpose
to aid him all in their power with federal pat­
ronage. The Gazette, a democratic paper, is
bitterly opposed to Mahone, and claims to have
its information correctly.
The president will start on his New England
tour on Saturday, stopping at LoDg Branch on
bis way. He will spend two or three days iu
Williamstown at the commencement of Wil­
liams college, of which he in a graduate, and
from there he will go to St. Albans, Vt., where
he will be received by Gov. Farnham. He will
deliver an address in tho park in the afternoon,
and hold a reception in the evening. A visit
will be made to the Whito mountains. The
president expects to be gone about ten days.
FOREIGN 1XJISHII,
In Bussia executions will hereafter be in
private, rhe condemned will be conveyed to
the place of executions in covered wagons.
It is now believed that secretary Windom
will, before long, give out for publication the
report that the investigation committee sub­
mitted to him. Tho accused parties all along
man tamed that the report contained nothing
against them. As long as the report is kept
secret they can shield themselves behind this
At the banquet given Parnell in honor his
thirty-fifth birthday, Parnell stated that though
the Irish party had now to struggle with many
difficulties, he hoped the day was not far dis­
tant when they would meet on tho •ollege
gave
reen as an Irish parliament, and Ireland would
no master but the will of tho majority of
the Irish people.
Archbishop Kondrick of St Louis has re
ceived a letter from the cardinal's secretary at
Rome, announcing that Pope Leo'has appo:nt
ed Dr. McMullen of Chicago bishop of I)av
Ealf
ort, anew diocese, finned out of the southern
of Iowa, and including the cities of Koo
kuk, Des Moines, Davonport and Council
BlnfTs.
At Constantinople, the court iu the cases of
the prisoners Midkat Pasha, Mahmoud Pasha,
Nouri Pasha, Ali Bey Nedjib, Fahnie Bey.
Hunji, Mehenier, Mustapha, the wrestler and
Mostapha the gardener, convicted of the mur­
der of Abdul Aziz, passod sentence to death.
Izzel Pasha and Seyda Pasha, implicated iu the
murder, have each been sentenced to ten yoars'
penal servitude. The prisoners have eight
days to appeal.
At Constantinople, Mustofa, the wrestler,
and his companions alone confessed to the
murder of Abdull Aziz. The others denied com
plicity. When counsel concluded his argu­
ments the judge decided that Mustofa, the
wrestler. Mustofa, a sergeant, Fabin Bey and
Hadimohod were guilty of murder, ana that
Ali Bey, Nedjih Bey, Midhat Pasha, Nouri
Pasha and Mahmoud Pasha were accomplices,
being privy to the crime.
The decrease of the public debt during the
month of June was $12,323,150. Gen. James
B. Fry, assistant adjutant general, will be
Slaced
on the retired lis": within a day or two.
the retirement of Gen. Fry, Gen. Robert
Williams will become full colonel, and Gen.
Thomas M. Vincent lieutenant colonel. These
promotions will make a vacancy, which will be
ailed by the advancement of Col. Wm. G.
Mitchell, an aide-de-camp of Maj. Gen. Han­
cock. His promotion by the president is in
complience with a personal request made by
Gen. Hancock.
Parnell, P. O'Connell and McCarthy have
issued an appeal to the Irish electors of Great
Britain, stating that there is scarcely a town in
which the Irish exiles may not do something to
advance the Irish cause. The action of the
ministry and of the liberal members of parlia­
ment makes the organization of the Irish voters
more necessary than ever. Several liberals
who are most ardent in the cause of coercion
wonld not be in parliament but for the Irish
electors, and the latter may have any day an
opportunity of repaying the treacherous ingrat­
itude of several liberals as it deserves, and this
can only be done by a thorough organization of
the Irish voters.
CURRENT EVENTS.
The demand for bricklayers and stonema­
sons is so great in Chicago that wages have ad
vanced from $3.50 to $3.75 and $4 per day.
There were 12,916 barrels of beer manu­
factured in the Second revenue district of Min­
nesota daring the month of May, 5,629 of
which were manufactured in St PaoL
The congregation of Mayor EaUoch's church
at San Francisco have written a letter asking
him not to be a candidate for office again, which
he answered saying he would not ran for
office again.
Tbe coinage at the Philadelphia mint last
jaar was .,4.786,411 pieces valued at $59,
340,350. Total gold, 7,275,926 pieces vil
•sd at $49,809,274 total silver, 9,174,810
pfeoes, value $9.125,966.
Mr. Seney of Sew York, heretofore munifi
saat beosfactor of the Wesleyan univemty,
a— pgered to give $100,000 more to the en
desisii fluids, provided an equal amount is
iMtaihalMl by others before September.
At KJhnmkee, J. B. Oliver, a prominent
week, for suiting
olaims that be sold Freeman too much barley
and that the suspension is a persecution.
The death of Gen. John W. Davidson, of the
Second cavalry, at St Paul, will make the fol­
lowing promotions: Lieut. Col. J. P. Hatch,
Four A cavalry, to be colonel Maj. G. A. For­
syth, of Gen. Sheridan's staff, to be lieutenant
colonel of the Second cavalry Capt G. V.
Henry, of tlie Third cavalry, to be major of the
Second, and First Lieut A. D. King, of the
Third calvary, to be captain.
Tho exports of wheat for the orop year to
June 25 from six Atlantic ports aro 916,300
bushols less than for tho same date last year,
and of flour 1,540,000 barrels more, which, at
four and one-half bushels to the barrel, wonld
le eqta' to 6,030,000 bushols of wheat, or a
net oxport of both of 2,H32,000 bushels les*
than last year. The exports of corn for the
Bame
time woie 630,200 busnels less,
Great excitement prevails among oil pro­
ducers and speculators at Bradford, Pa., over
two or three big wells struck in the Wellsville
field, just across the Pennsylvania line in New
York Btato. Ono of tho wells is located near
Richburg, iu Allegheny county, N. V., and is
Bhowing
over 100 barrels daily. Another well
near Wellsville is reported at 150 barrels.
The average of tho few wells in this section
lia* not beon over fifteen barrels per day.
The funeral of Gen. J. W. Davidson, who
died iu St Paul fow days ago, took place
from Christ church, St Louis. Four
companies of United States soldiers* and
regular army officers staioned in the city, and
at Jefferson barracks, and a largo number
of old prominent citizens, together with the
Moxican Voteran association, of which Gen.
Davidson was a inomber, wore present. After
he sorviccs at the church the romains wero
taken to Bellefontaino cemetery, where they
wore buried with military honors.
Judge Cornoll of Now York has returned to
the legislature without his approval a bill
which provides for the distribution of books
and tho Kocessarv articles, free of charge, to
tho public schools of Brooklyn. Tho governor
says: "New York State has advanced to the
very extreme of liborality in providing advan­
tages for public education. Pupils in Brook­
lyn destitute of means to provide themselves
with the articles mentioned, aro now fur­
nished with them at the public expense. Those
who can furnish their own books and other
requisites should not be treated as charity
scholars. There is no more reason why they
should be supplied with books free of charge
than that they should bo furnished with shoes
or clothing at public cost
NEW YORK SENAT0RSH1P.
On Wednesday, 29th, the regular ballots
wore taken with the usual results. There are
indications that the struggle is approaching an
end, but they may disappoint as heretofore.
On Wednesday 29th, the regular ballots
were taken with the usual result There are
indications that the struggle is approaching an
end, but they may disappoint, as heretofore.
The sensation of the 30th of Juno was of a
scandalous character, originating at the De
lanan House during the previous night. It is
allege
1 that Sonator Piatt was discovered in a
room with the wife of a person in the country,
in flagrante dilictu. Tho statesman donned his
garmonts and escaped. The men who say they
saw the performance are Senrtor Woodin, A. D.
Barber, ex-sheriff Daggett of Brooklyn, ex
Speaker Husted, Assemblymen Skinner,*Steel,
Holmes, Potter, Cliickering, Waring and ex
Po'ice Commisiouor Disbreher of New York.
A ballot was taken as usual.
On July 1st, after a ballot to fill Conkling's
vacancy iu which Conkling bad 28 to 38 for
Wheeler, the chair in announcing that the next
ballot would be to fill Piatt's vacancy, said at
Piatt's request and in tho interest of the repub­
lican partv he withdrew the name of Piatt as a
candidate', and would, when his name was
called, vote for Richard Crowley. Piatt
received only two votes. In the morning Piatt
sent for ex-United States Marshal Payne, and
told him ho had made up his mind to have his
name withdrawn. Payne asked him why.
Piatt said, on account of the scandal brought
against him. He said the whole thing was a lie
and a conspiracy, and as far as it affected him­
self he could stand it and meet it in his own
way and his own time, and he meant to fully
meet it at the proper time and have the con­
spirators puuishod but he deemed it best to
withdraw from the contest at the present time,
for the good of his party.
Political Motes.
The greenback labor party of Ohio, in con­
vention at Columbus, nominated the following
ticket:
For Governor—John Lietze, Seneca
Lieutenant Governor—Charles Jinkins, Ma­
honing.
Supreme Jndge—James Wilson, Knox.
Attorney General—E. M. Tuttle, Lake.
Treasurer—W. F. Lloyd, Montgomery.
Tho Pennsylvania Greenback convention
nominated B. W. Jackson of Mercer county for
state treasurer, and endorsed the national plat­
form of 188-1.
Tho Now Hampshire legislature has elected
the following state officers:
Secretary of State—A. B. Thompson.
Treasurer—Solon A. Carter.
State Printer—P. B. Cogswell.
Commissary General—Geo. E. Lane.
Scientific Scintlintions.
It Reems that the introduction of magnets
into tho great grain mills of the west has
fulfilled the highest expectations of those
who complained of wire in wheat. Not on­
ly have the magnets captured nil the stray
pieces of iron bands, und thus removed the
last and only objection urged against wire
binding harvesters, but they have revealed
the singular fact that of tho scraps of iron
and steel that find their way to the mills
mixed with the wheat fully one-half are
ssmething besides pieces of wire, and a
larger proportion of these are of such a na­
ture as to be even more dangerous to mill
machinery. The magnets gather everything
of this kind with unerring certaiuty.
A recent analysis of Lake Superior cop­
per is as follows: Copper, 99,961 sulphur
9,002: silver, 0,028 iron 0,007 oxygen,
0,002.
The Iron Age states that the first rolling
mill in America was built at Middleboro,
Mass., for Peter Oliver, one of the crown
judges in the province, in the year 1751.
M. Jauemann proposes to manufacture
an improved soap by dissolving twenty
eight parts of soda ash in 100 parts of mo
losses, and then stirring in 100 parts of
oleic acid.
The New York board of fire insurance
underwriteis have decided to rate as "spec­
ially hazardous" all buildings using tha
electric light, unless the wires are insu­
lated.
Mr. W. H. Preece suggests that the flow
of tidal waters, and in elevated stations
wind power might be used to reduce the
cost of producing the current for the elec­
tric light.
Efforts are now in progress to attract to
Louisiana the silk-growers of Provence,
whose prospects in France have been
blighted by plagues affecting grapevines and
the silk culture.
Belgium promises to become the great
industrial teacher of Europe. Many for­
eigners are now attending her schools. She
has fifty-nine technical schools, thirty-two
industrial schools, and a higher commer­
cial school—all receiving funds annually
from the state.
A newly varnished carriage is liable to
spot. To prevent this, Bome wash the
carriage two or three times in clean cold
water applied with a sponge instead of ns
ing a hose this will help harden the sur­
face, and prevent it to some extent from
being injured by the mud or water getting
splashed on it.
Postoflice Changes During tlie Week Ending
June 25, 1881.
JOMNESOTA.
Established—Henning, Otter Tail county,
Axel S. Paulsen, postmaster.
Discontinue!—Oakwood, Olmsted county
Somerset, Jackson county.
WISCONSIN.
Discontinued—Winnicoka, Clark county.
Postmasters appointed—Xadely, Portg&g
county, Albert J. Lea Oswego, Shewano
county
Martin Keating.
IOWA.
Established—Bauer, Marion comity, J. W.
Schultz, postmaster.
Postmasters appointed—Ikon Station, Polk
county, Levi Bender Brougb, Dallas county,
Wm. H. Macomber Hebron, Adair county, C.
N. Cirrier Portlandville, Plymouth county,
Miss Amy Hampton Willoughby, Butler
county, H. D. Burnett
DAKOTA.
Established—Cooley, Pembina county, 8!g
urder 3. Bjornsson postmaster Day, Day
county, Edward R. Buggies postmaster Dur
bin, Cisi county, Albert Base Misl postmas­
ter: Grinnell, Wallette county, Geo W. Grin
Dell postmaster Square Butte, Morton county,
Geo. W. Harmon postmaster.
Postmasters appointed—De Witt, Miner
county, Geo. W. Wash Freeman, Armstrong
county, W. B. Keith
The Boston Transcript tells of a tele­
phone invented by Prof. A. E. Dolbear,
Tufts Colege, which dispenses wholly with
the magnet and its attendant diaphragm
and magneto-coil, that form the special
features of the Bell telephone, .sad brings
the wire directly to the esr.
According to M. E. Allary, the quantity
of iodine which can be obtaineJ from each
1.000 kilos of sea-weed ranged from 1,224
kilos to 0,077 kilo.
GARFIELD ASSASSINATED.
Once More it Aims a Savage Blow at
the Lite of the Nation's Chief
Magistrate.
President Garfield Twice Shot and Des­
perately Wounded While About
to Depart for New York.
The Tragedy Enacted in the Balti­
more & Ohio Railroad Depot
in Washington.
Two Shots Fired, One Entering the
Liver and the Other the Arm
of the President.
Charles Julius Gitteau, a Whilom
Lawyer of Chicago, the Would
be Assassin.
He Proclaims Himself a Stalwart and
Boasts of Having Made Arthur
President.
A scene of tho most intenso excitement fol­
lowed. There was a larger crowd present at
the depot than usual, inauy persona haviug
been attracted there to see the prosident and
members of the cabinet As soon as the re­
ports of the pistol were heard a rush was made
for the ladies' waiting room. Somebody
shouted "Blaine is'murdored," but tbe secre­
tary of state rushed frantically into the main
room shouting for Col. Rockwell Mrs. White,
the woman in charge of the waiting room, was
the first to reach the president The crowd
stood aghast with horror. She lil ted up his head.
He was deathly pale, but retained conscious­
ness. His son bent over his father and sobbed
frantically. Tbe secretary of state could
hardly repress his emotion. Mr. Jamesou and
others called upon the police to disperse the
crowd, that the paesident might have air. A
small space was'made, but the policemen were
absolutely powerless to preserve order. The
news of the assassination flew along the stroet
LIKE WILD FIBE,
and within ton minutes there were over 1,000
people at the station. The members of the
cabinet and their wives were notified of the
event A man burst into the car exclaiming
"Tho president has beon murdered!" The
gentlemen rushed from tho car into the
Btation,
while the ladies wore left in
a state of speechless surprise. As soon
those who surrounded the president recoverod
their almost paralyzed senses a mattress was
brought down from the Pullman oflice and the
prosident was laid upon it Blood was oozing
from his wounds and soaking through his
clothes upon tho floor. He was tenderly carried
upon tbe mattress through the large waiting
room and up stairs into one of the private
offices. The officers succeeded but poorly in
keeping the crowd back, and the doors of'the
depot were closed and fastened against the
people. Physicians wore immediately
summonod. Those called wero Dr.
A. M. Bliss, who was placed iu
charge of the case Dr. C. M. Foru, Mr. Hart
ingdon, U. S. A., Dr. J. S. Woodward, U. S. A.
Dr. Townshend, N. S. Lincoln, Robt. Reibum,
Surgeon General Barnes, Surgeon Basil Mor­
ris, Surgeon General Wales'of the navy, and
Dr. Patterson. A preliminary examination of
tbe wounds was made at tbe depot
The physicians made an unavailing effort to
discoveijthe ball, at the depot It was evident
that nothing oould be done in tho presence of
such a crowd, and tbat tbo Blim chance for
saving tbe president's life depended upon plac­
ing him where he could havs absolute quiet
A police ambulance was sent for and
the president was carried at
full speed to the White Houae.
Arriving at the stairway, directly back of the
blue room, the ambulance was brought to a
stop, tho president carefully removed aud
placed upon a stretcher, and brought up the
stairway through tho blue and red rooms to
his private apartments on the second floor, and
on the south
Bide
of tbe mansion. While be­
ing carried through the bluo room, the presi­
dent made an effort with his left hand to salute
those who stood about the room, and whom he
apparently recognized. Upon examination it
was found that one of the balls entered the
arm of the president, and the other the liver.
At first it was supposed that one of them had
gone through the kidney, and strong hopes
were entertained of-Ais recovery.
CAPTUBE OF THE ASSASSIN.
Meantime the assassin bad not been allowod
to escape. After firing the fatal Bhot he start­
ed at a rapid pace through tho main waiting
room, apparently intending to escape by the
entrance on Sixth street He held the smolcing
revolver in his hand, but was prevented from
passing by the crowd which pushed toward the
spot where theapresidentwas lying. He turned
sharp about, passod withiu ten feot of bis vic­
tim, and attempted to pass out at tbe streot
entrance, through which the president had
just passed. A policeman named Kearney
was standing on the corner of Sixth and
streets when tbe shots were fired, and he ran
through the entrance on the last named street
just in time to meet Gitteau as he was coming
out of tbe door. Without knowing tbat he was
the assassin, but attracted by the man's desire
to get away, tbe officer grabbed him and held
him as in a vise Gitteau struggled a little
to get away, his shirt being torn in
the encounter, but Special Officer Scott came to
Kearney's assistance,and the murderer submit­
ted quietly. "Yes," said tbe assassin. "I have
killed Garfield. Arthur is president of tbo
United States. I am a stalwart I have a let­
ter tbat will tell you all about it I want vou
to take it up to Gen. Sherman." Hie pistol was
taken from him and he was removed without
delay to the police headquarters, corner of
Pennsylvania avenue and Four and a half
street Quite a crowd followed the officer and
the prisoner to headquarters, but no violence
towards him was attempted. In fact, but fow
of the people who saw him rushing through
the streets were aware of the gravity of his
offense. He was entered on the police books
as follows:
Charles Oitteau, arrested at 9 3o a. m., Jnly 2,
1881, for *bootiog President Garfield age 30,
white, born in the United States, and a lawyer By
profession. Weight 130 ponnds. Has dark
brown hair, thin whiskers, and sallow complexion
dressed in a dark suit, with black slouch bat."
SEARCHING TBS PBISONEB.
After answering the questions which led to
the entry above quoted, Gitteau was searched
and placed in one of the cells at headquarters.
A number of papers were found upon the as­
sassin, all but one of which the authorities re­
fuse to make public. This one is as follows.
It shows clearly that the murder was premedi­
tated:
JOLT S. 1881, TBE WHITS HODS*—The presi­
dent tngic death was a sad necessity
bat it will reunite the Bepublican
party and save the republic. life is a flimsy
dream, and it matters little when one goes. A
hnsan life Is of snail valne.
Dnrfag the war thousands of horn ton went down
without a tear. 1 presume tbe president was a
Christian, and that he will be happier in paradise
than here. It will be to worse for Mrs.
Garfield, dear soul, to part with her husband
this way than by natural death. He is liable to go
at any time, anyway. I have no ill-will toward tbe
president. His death was a political necessity. 1 am
a lawyer, theologian and politician. I am a stalwart
of the stalwarts. I was with Gen. Grant and the
rest of our men in New York during the canvass. I
have some papers for tbe press, which
shall leave with Byron Andrews
nd his co-journalists, at 1420 New York avenue,
where all reporters can see them.
[Signed] CHAS. GITTEAU.
tho horses wero
PUT AT A OALLOP,
TALKING WITH AN OFFICER.
On tbe way the prisoner conversed freely.
He held a conversation with Detective Mc
Elfresb, and the latter relates it thus:
He said.
"I
I
Speedy Arrest and Incarceration of
the Wretch—His Career in the
Northwest and Elsewhere.
The President Still Lingering in Life
With Faint Howes of Recovery.
SHOT TIIE PRESIDENT
On Friday morning 2d inst, the president, ac
campanied by several membors of his cabinet,
and their ladies intended to leavo Washington
for a two weeks trip in Mew England. Mrs. Gar­
field,who was at Long Branch was to have joined
the party in New York. The
prcBidont
arose
at an early hour, attended to considerable ex­
ecutive business, left his instructions with
Private Secretary Brown, and was propariug to
start wheu Secretary Blaino camo to the White
IiouBe. The othor members of the parly, it
appears, had gone to the depot some minutos
before the time for the train to start, 9:30
a. m. Secretaries Windom, Hunt, Lincoln and
Postmaster General Janus, accompanied by
Mrs. Windom, Mrs. Hunt and Mrs. James, bad
taken seats in the spocial car attached to the
train. It
waB
within five min­
utes of the timo of starting
wheu the president's carriage drove up to the
street entrance to the depot Mr. Blaino ac­
companied Gen. Garfield to tho train and
both gentlemen slowly alighted from the car­
riage.
Tbe president and Blaine, arm-in-arm, and
walking slowly, had takeu but two or three
steps iu this aisle uear the li street door, wheu
Gitteau outored by tbe left door from the gen
oral reception room, and passing quickly
around the back of the benches, camo behind
the president and tired the shot that struck his
arm. The president walked about ten feet to
the other end of the aisle and was in the act of
turning to faco his assailant, when tho socoud
shot struck hint iu tbe small of the back,
and be
FELL DIAGONALLY ACIiOSB TUG AISLE.
am a native born American, born
in
Chicago am a lawyer and a theologian."
I asked, "Why did you do this?"
He replied, I did it to save the Republican
partv."
"What are your politics?" said I.
He answered, "I nm a stalwart among the stal­
warts. With Garfield out of the way we can carry
all the northern States, and With him in tbe way we
can't carry a single one."
He then said to me, "Who are you?"
I renlied, "A detective officer in this depart­
ment"
You stick to me and have mo put in the third
story front at tho jail. Gen. Shortnan ia coming
down
to take charge. Arthur and all his men are my
friends, and I'll have you made chiot of police.
When you go back to the denot you will find that I
eft two bundles of pacorB at the nows stand, which
will explain all."
I asked him, "Is there anybody else with you in
this matter?" and he answered, "Not a living soul.
I contemplated this tbiug for the last six weeks,
and would have shot bim when ho went away with
Mrs. Garfield, but I looked at her and
she looked so
bad that I changed my mind."
ON BEACHING THE JAIL
the people there did not seem to know anything
about the assassination, and when we took him in­
side the door, Mr. Russ, the deputy warden, said:
"Thisman has beon bore before." 1 then asked
him:
"Have you ever been hero before?"
Ho ropliod, "No sir."
I said: "Well, the deputy warden seems to iden­
tify you."
He said: "Yes, I was down here last Saturday
morning and wanted them to let me look through
and they told mo that I couldn't, but to come Mon­
day."
Iasked: "What was your object iu looking
through?"
IIo said: "1 wautud to see what sort of quarturn
would have to occupy."
I then searched hiiu and when I pulled
off his shoes, ho said: "Give mo my
shoes. I will catch cold on this atono pavomeut."
I told him ho couldn't have them, uud he said,
"Give me a pair of pumus, then."
SKETCH OF THE ASSASSIN'S CAREER.
Au acquaintance, at Fargo, of Gitteau, gives
the following account of his career.
Gitteau is said to bo the sou of tho cashier of
tho Second National Bank of Freeport, 111.
A prominent lawyor said Charlos
HOW THE NEWS WAS BECEIVED.
The feeling throughout (tie country has not
been equalled since the assassination of Pres­
ident Lincoln. Vast numbers refused at first
to credit the report. The following telegram
was sent Mrs. Garfield at Long Branch: The
Prosident wishes me to say to you that he has
been seriously hurt, how severely he cannot
yet say. He is himself and hepes you will
come to him soon. He seuds his lovo to you.
Mrs. Garfield, who has quite recovered her
health started immediately for Washington.
At Albauy tbe feeling was intense over the al­
leged expressions of ono persistant Conkling
member of the assembly when he heard of the
asaaeination. He is reported, by a democrat
senator to have said: "The news is almost to
good to bolieve." Gov. Coruoll, one of tho
most solid of men, showed evidence of pro­
found grief. It was dangerous in Albany for
any man to be seen in any public place with a
face showing any traceof pleasure. In New York
The tone of Beutimont was greatly alleviated
later in the day when it become known that the
assassin was semi-idiotic or insaue.
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.
Mrs. Garfield arrived at the White House
on Saturday night and walked
quickly up the stairs along which her husband
had been borne, faint aud bleeding, an she
was
directed to the roo:n where he
waB
lying.
Tha door was thrown open and she entered.
The president opened his eyes and saw who it
was. Mrs. Garfield knelt by the side of the
bed and threw her arms around him. "It is
all right now," she exciaimed, "I am here."
The president murmured an almost iuaudible
expression of love and returned her embrace
as uest he could. The single witness of the
meeting was moved to terrs.
Vice President Arthur arrived Sunday morn
ay
ing and called at the White house in the eve
ning to express to Mrs. Garfield his heartfelt
sympathy with her misfortunes.
Late' Saturday night the president stated
that he felt the end near hand, and he de­
sired to do some business. He therefore signed
consular commissions for appointments made
by him late Friday night. Among them were
those of Robert Louis Collier of Iowa, consul
at Leipsic Hans Mattsoo of Minnesota, oonsul
general at Calcutta, vice O. C. Ditchfleld, re­
called J. A. Leonard of Minnesota, consul at
Leith, vice Robertson, promoted.
During the early part of Sunday a hopeful
spirit prevailed at the White House, but about
ten o'olock tbe condition became loss favorable
and the outlook became more and more gloomy
until about 4 o'cloak of Monday morning when
the president was given up as Coyond recovery.
At that hour he suffered intenso pain in his
feet and was barely conscious. It
10 o'clock, ho rallied and was considered more
comfortable though in a hopeless condition.
MBS. GARFIELD
wae in the president's room administering
soothing draughts now and then to the in­
jured man. Mrs. Blaino and Mrs. James
came early, and acted as though their
•nly sentiment was that of hope. Tbey
seemed to be convinced that the
president could not die: tbat providence
would, as if by magic, spare the nation this
urdon of grief and shame. Postmaster Gen­
eral James was also there and lent a helping
hand everywhere with his quick way. He had
an air of confidence that carried with it a reas­
suring spirit that was courageous. As the
hopeful bulletins of the physicians came out
there was a kind of "I told you he was worth a
regiment of dead men" air that demonstrated
his faith. If there was but ODB chance in a
thousand this was the one. Thus the day wore
on, aud tlio cabinet sat by most of the time iu
silence, waiting and hoping that th* silent mes­
senger would not come for their friend.
ARRIVAL OF OLD FRIENDS.
President Hinsdale of Hiram college. Mar­
shal Henry of the distriot, Dr. Pommeraine of
Millersburg, Ohio, the surgeon of Gen. Gar­
field's old regiment, aud other personal friends
arrived this evening. President Hinsdale
heard tbo news of Garfield's attempted assas­
sination while he was attending the funeral
of Mrs. Arnold, tbe president's cousin, reoently
killed by the railroad accident Dr. Pomme
raiue heard first at Pittsburg tbat one of the
llets had been extracted from the president's
liver, and, wheu asked what the probable re
snlt would be, he replied tbat it depended
very much upon what portion of the liver
was perforated, and from what he heard he
believed it would result fatally. He said he
relied most for the president'srocovery ou the
fact that he was in a splendid physical condi­
tion. He had also a grand constitution and
conld survive an injury that would
kill nine out of teu men. He feared
fatal results from the reports that
vomiting had resulted so long after the wound,
and another fact that the difference from the
pnisation and respiration, which should pot he
more than from one to Ave. pr. Pommeraine
baa a wpU-estahlisbpd reputation as so au­
thority qpon gun-shot wounds.
SVCBPTABT BLAINE'S OBSERVATIONS.
Secretary Blaine was met by a representative
of the press just as he wss about leaving the
White House, after the phvsioians had been
oalled in for consultation, be said
It is too horrible. The man who did the shooting
has been banging around the department of state
for some time. He has had no oocasiou beyond his
own desires to apply for an appointment, and we
have never encouraged him. He is crazy, I be­
lieve- Gitteau has been around the White Houae
tor several days, acting in a strange manner, and
attaches thought him craay. We notloea bim
around the white House last evening, and this
morning be engaged a carriage at a stable, and
said he wasted a quick team. He wasted to stop
at the depot andante, and then go over to Arling
""konday evening his condition was very crit­
ical, but improved at midnight On Tuesday
there was an unexpected change for the better,
in the early part of the day. It was thought
that tbe wound had began to adhere. His
symptoms, so far as can be judged without
scientific examination, more favorably Hopes
are again raised, and ultimate recovery is con­
fidently pi eaicted.
ASSASSINATION IN EUROPE.
LONDON, July 4.—The Russian Consul at
Sophia, telegraphs M. Giorest tbat the plot to
assassinate Prince Alexander has boen dis­
covered. Premier Ehrearath consequently
has gone to Sistova.
William Inman, of Inman steamship line,
died at Birkohold.
THE FEELINO ABROAD.
LONDON, July 4.—There is intense sympa­
thy among the American bankers here for the
president's recovery.
No financial or political anxiety,
however, is felt over his attempted assassina­
tion, although public opinion is prepared for
intelligence of a fatal termination of president's
wounds. The market for American socurities
is quiet. Dealers aro all buyers at figures ovsr
the New York quotations and there are no sell­
ers at a reasonable margin.
Tho Staudard has distancod all competitors
by the fullness and accuracy of its cable dis­
patches from Washington and Now York re­
specting the attemptod assassination of Presi­
dent Garfield.
Expression from the lord Mayor of London.
Special Telegram to the Pioneer Press.
NEW YOBK, July 4.—London cablegram: Tbo
lord mayor, on opening the court at the Man­
sion house this morning, said he wished,
in a formal, official manner, to cfttpress
what he knew was the universal feoling' of tho
citlzons of London respecting tho deplorable
tragedy at Washington. The at­
tempt upon President Garfield's life
was regarded with unmitigated horror
and detoslation by every member
tho municipal administration of London, mid
this feeliug was fully shared by
evory citizen of tho metropolis. Tho
lord mayor went on to say that
while ho eamostly hoped that the president's
life would bo spared, tbo worst
J.
Gittoau is known to have been
insane for years. Ho pretended to practico
law in this city, aud ongagod iu schomos that
showod ho was an insane man. On being
questioned in rolation to the assassin, United
States
AS A SPIRITUALIST.
It was while in Chicago that -he
fell iu with Geo. G. Jones, Maj. Bundy and other
noted spiritualists. It will be remembered that
Jones was murdered in Chicago a few years ago
while conducting an investigation of cer­
tain alleged spiritual plienomeua by Pike,
one of tho party, who, iu a moment
of jealousy, and while tho licht was turned down be
hiud Jones, was indulging in criminal relations with
his wife Gitteau was one of this odorous party,
and was present wlion the murder was committed.
Joues was editor of tho lteligio-Philosophical
Journal, of Chicago, the Bame paper which Maj
liuudy, of tbe same clique, uow runs
as a spiritual trumpet. While in Chicago Gitteau
married a young lady who was librarian in the city
library aud subsequently she left him. Ho has
been an outcast from his home, not recognized
by relatitos or former acquaintances.
While iu Chicago ho was full
of theories and ideas, in short, a monomaniac. The
Chicago Times devoted a column or two to him iu
an expose, and told of his attompt at beating board­
ing bouses. He sued tbe Times for libel, prosecut­
ing his own case, and was ridiculously beaten
and still further shown up. He has vi­
brated between Chicago aud New York
and has eked out a living by his connection with
Spiritualists, long haired men and short haired
women, aud has from his boyhood been a more fit
person for an asylum thau to
be
at larce, though he
was never considered daugorous, but on the contra­
ry was an arrant coward. Ho has been ar­
rested repeatedly for some scheme to beat
his board bill aud get his living, aud has escaped
prison because of the belief that he was insane, on
the Wilkes Booth order. His inordiuate desire to
achieve notoriety has led him to dwell upon the
present political disturbance until he has, in an in­
sane moment, committed the deed which has
shocked the civilized world.
waB
to be
feared. He onded his remarks, which were list­
ened to with the deepest attontiou,by expressing
his deep sorrow for tho crime, aud his most
livoly simpatliy with the president, his family
and the nation. Liverpool markets aro unaf.
fected by tho news of tho
PresideLt
Garfield's
shooting. The feeliuR is that tho assassination
has no political significance and that arter tho
first shock has passod over, tho course of *bns
neas will go ou as usual.
The President Condition.
Monday evening his condition was very crit­
ical, but improved at midnight Ou Tuesday
thore was an unexpected change for the better,
in the early part of the day. It was thought
that the wound had beguu to adhere. His
symptoms, so far as can be judged
scientific examination, were favorable.
Hopes are again raised, and his ultimate recov­
ery is confidently predicted.
THE REPORTS OF TUESDAY,
5th.
There was a marked improvement in tho
morning. There had boen no vomiting
and he could retain nourishment. He took
nourishment in tho shape of chicken brotb,
milk and lime water, and beef tea repeatedly,
and retained it These favorable reports con­
tinued to be issued up to 10 p. m. Distinguished
physicians do not consider tho danger over.
The danger from the peritoneum will not be
over till ton days havo elapsed. Then comes
the risk of serious suppuration, impoverishing
the system, and causing ail abscess, which
might end fatally.
Urowtli of Hi« Traffic in Frogs.
From the Boston Commercial Bulletin.
In spite of prejudice existing against the
frogs, frog-eating has now established it­
self firmly as an American institution. For
a time it was confined to the eastern states,
but soon tho hardy Westerner succumbed
to the custom of effete Europe, aud Chica
go and Sin Francisco are as deeply in the
mire as Boston or New YorV. At Elgin,
III., there is man who found it so profit­
able that ho went into the business, a few
yt.irs sintse,of raising a peculiar kind of
frog for the western markets. While hert
iu marv cases they are sold under fictitious
names, it is said that in the west they are
served up as fried frogs. A considerable
improvement has taken place in this trade
recently, and a dealar says there is a good
demand for all that can be seenred. Muny
restaurants and mo6t of the hotels have the
delicacy, though not on tbe regular bill of
fare, only serving to order. A large part
of the frogs sold here are native, but there
is a serious competition on the part of the
Canadinn article. In Canada, the business
is eonducted on a large scale, and the in­
dustry, which lately received considerable
encouragement by the increased demand,
is at present very promising. Numbers [of
boys who have become quite expert spear
the frogs in the country ponds and streams
and sell them in fte city to the commission
dealers, from whom they receive 5 to 10
cents a dozen. The commission men skin,
pack in ice, and ship them to tho northern
and western cities, where the delicious
tidbits bring them a handsome profit. In
this city the frogs are sold generally by the
dozen, and bring from 20 to 50 cents, ac­
cording to quality. As the demand in­
creases the business will furnish quite a
source of rural income, and thrifty Cape
Codders might oonsider this suggestion, as
from personal observation it is known that
vast numbers of frogs are there which now
live to a respected, serene, and honored
old age. The subject of canning frogs is
now being talked of, and efforts are being
made to discover a good process for this
purpose.
9-
Joke* en the Fair Sex.
"In the bright complexion of my youth
I'll have no such word as pale, and she
reached for the rouge-box with the clutcl
of an angel.
"I can't go to Europe," a lady is reported
to have said "I am reading forty-five con
tinued stories, and my limited means would
not let me pay the postage."
A little girl at school read thus: "The
widow lived on a limbacy left her by a rel­
ative." "What did you call tbat word?'"
asked the teacher "tbe word is legacy, not
liinbacy," "But," said the little girl, "my
sister says I must say limb, not leg." There
was a San Francisco girl afflicted with this
painful disease. She sleeps 'neatn the
weeping willows now.
Burglars broke into tbe house of a hor­
ribly ugly old maid the other night, and just
as they approachod her conch, the woman,
who was dreaming she was being proposed
to by a handsome young man, rose up in
bed and exclaimed: "Yes, love, I will marry
you." Tbe frightened burglars sprang
thirty feet through the window sash, and
never stopped until fifteen miles from town.
A lady of experience gives advice on kiss­
ing to a younger lady friend, as follows:
"Be frugal in yonr bestowals of such favors.
In the first place, I wonld cut off all cous­
ins, uncles, and brothers-in law let them
kiss their own wives and daughters and I
would not kiss the minister, or the doctor,
or the lawyer who gets you a divorce." Now
this is a woman of some sense. She sees
the harmlessness of an editor man.
A hairpin is a very useful article to
woman. It serves the pnrpose of tooth
pick, button-hook, and hair-fastener but
all this is no excuse for having one in your
vest-pocket when your wife doesn't know
where it comes from.
A Relie of the Late Disagreement.
Birmingham (Texas) Age.
A bombshell, doubtless fired by the Fed­
erals during tho "late uneasiness" at the
person or property of some Southerner,
came near doing its destructive work in
Capt. H. S. Freeman's saw mill tbe other
day. Tbe circular saw was plowing through
a huge white oak log, perhaps the hardest
wood that grows in our forests, when it
struck a still harder substance which broke
its teeth and suddenly stopped its pregress.
Upon examinaiion they found buried
in the "stock" to the depth of at least
eight inches a large perctrssion bomb­
shell, which, according to the calcula­
tion of those familiar with, the growth of
timber, had been here sixteen or seventeen
years, and the tree had grown over it, nntil
there was but a slight scar left. Fortunate­
ly the saw struck the shell, whioh still con­
tains its load so as to pause no explosion.
Certain features of the new Tay bridge
that shall supplant the one which went down
with such frightful loss of life, appear to
have been exactly fixed upon. Its total
length will be 10,000 feet, or about two
miles, and calculations will be made for
donble the wind pressure which the strong­
est gale will ever bring to bear upon the
bolts. The wind pressure is placed at 21
ponnds per square foot, and allowance is
made for 56 pounds. Each pier will be en­
tirely independent of an old one, and will
be placed in an opposite position. It is in­
tended tbat there shall be a parapet of
wrought inn, as a precaution in
should leave tbe mis.
Generalities.
Punohed or clipped coin are becoming
more and more common, despite the re­
fusal of many large firms and corporations
to take them and the melting down of quan­
tities of them by brokers who buy them at a
discount. It is probable that some men
make a regular business of punching silver
coins, and as they can get about five cents
worth of "scraps" to the dollar and sell the
mutilated coins at 2 per cent, discount,tbey
can make something by this means. Of
course there is astringent law against the
practice, but it is no more universally en­
forced than it was in tbe days of the early
English kings, when defacing coins was
punishable with death, yet unmulilated
money was the exception rather than the
rule.
A good antidote to the mining fever may
possibly be found by some persons who
contemplate exchanging a cemfortublo
home for they know not what, in the fol­
lowing paragraph from the San Francisco
Bulletin: "There are not less than 2,000
prospectors in the mountains of California
at the present time. Most of them have
been prospecting f.r ten or twenty years.
They are all poor. With few exceptions
they have been poor and "hard up" all the
time. They do not average SO cents a day
the year round and no men work harder
or more hours a day. They live on Ithe
coarseBt and cheapest food, with no lux­
uries, and wear the cheapest of clothing.
But they toil on month after month and
year after year, hopefully and courageously,
infatuated and driven forward with'the be­
lief that they will "strike it rich" one of
Jamestown,
GRAND RAPIDS,
GRAND RAPIDS,
ease a
car
these days, and then they will have a rest
and a good time "down at the Bay" or at
the old home "in the States."
The French Wheat Orop.
It is well to keep up our self respect as
American farmers, but overrating our per­
formances is not the best way to £o it.
There has been much brag over our wheat
production, yet Dr. Loring's address to the
National Agricultural association allows that
the wheat crop of France—old France—
"not larger than the biggest state in tho
Union, equals our own." Our wheat, it may
be remembered, is largely grown by de­
pleting virgin soil, while the wheat of France
is necessarily taken by culture from land
used for ages to agricultural processes.' The
one is like butchering roves of bisons
for meat, compared with the slow and kind­
ly processes of herdsmen and shepherds.
We need not thank the orators whojgaisrep
resent the quality of our prosperity The
same bogus statesmanship which ran us
into a debt that only a war could settle,wiH
blind us, if it can, to what we owe to the
soil we waste.
Elevated street railroads and lighting the
.city with electric lights, are just now
matters of consideration in St. Lotus, with
a fair prospect of the early introduction of
both.
»i
Rev. Thomas H. Skinner, pastor of the
Second Presbyterian church'of Cincinnati,
will probably accept the chair of theology
the Northwestern Theological Seminary at
Chicago.
HENRY VESSEY,
—DEALER IN-
General Merchandise!
ELDRIDCE, D. T.
A complete assortment of Groceries, Dry Goods, Hardware, Tinware, etc. I also keep a
full supply of Flour, Feed, Oats, Corn, Potatoes, and all kinds cf Merchantable produce. In
fact, I have everything that is calculated to make the world happy
BUSK & CORWIN,
-PROPRIETORS OF-
JAMESTOWN ELEVATOR!
50,000 Bushels Capacity!
PAY CASH FOR GRAIN!
ALSO AGENTS FOR
WALTER A. WOOD'S
Harvesting Machinery!
-And the Cclebratcd-
Jackson Truss Ilrd Wagons!
Keep constantly on hand a supply of Wheat, Corn and Barley.
Watchmaker and Jeweler!
-AND DEALER IN
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Fancy Goods, Station­
ery, Ac., &c.
Watch Repairing a Specialty. Sign of the Black Watoh.
FRONT STREET,
JAMESTOWN, D.
McLEAN & SON,
Plain and Ornamental
PLASTERERS,
All Kinds of Material on Hand. Church Work a Specialty.
H. t. ELLIOTT,
General Land Agent!
—AND DEALER IN—
Railroad, Government, and Deeded Lands, ailso, Grand Rapids Town
Lots. Contracts made with non-resldento for breaking
and Improving their lands.
GRAND RAPIDS C. 0. D. STORE,
HALL & SOX,
General Merchants!
AND DEALERS IN
LUMBER, HARDWARE, AND ALL BUILDING MATERIAL.
Settlers' and Tourists' Supplies a Specialty. We carrv a well-assorted and first-class stock
of Groceries, Dry Goods, Glassware, Crockery, Tinware, Provisions,
Clothing, Woodcnwarc, Drugs and Medicines,
Farming Tools.
S. F. LAMBERT,
DEALER IN
BENERAL MERCHANDISE
Jamestown, Dakota,
Keeps on hand afresh and eomplcte stock of all kinds »f Groceries, which he sells at botton
figures for cash. Those desiring to purchase good goods at a low figure
will do well to call.
Teas, Coffees, Tobaccos, and Can Goods a specialty.
-AND-
READY-MADE OLOTHHsTG.
A
TCLV LINE
Contracts taken for constructing and finishing
buildings throughout,
and good secur­
ity given as a guarantee for
satisfactory work.
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS.
or
BOOTS AND SHOES. GLASSWARE, CROCKERY AND FURNITURK.
Gasal & Kindschis.
CORTMCTORSAIIO BUILDERS.
Dakota.
DAKOTA.
DAKOTA.
Prop's Cermania House.
At onr bar wiR always" be found pure
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS,
Prop's Cermania House.
Gasal 4 Kindschis.

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