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A f, PS».^ -.-?fc^!v" "w* *f„ VOL. 4. Teas, coffees, Sugars ami Buy and «S ft Land Office and Money Loaned LIU JAMES R. WHTSLOW, Wbslnil* and Retail Da*l« in LUMBER, LATH AND SHINGLES, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Bouldings, Building Paper, &c. Bulling Supplies Furnished to Contractors. D. CUKTIXT, JAMESTOWN, DAKOTA. ICEEP S Largest, Best and Only Complete Stock of Greaaerstl 2v£©rcli a,XLa.I©@ In Stutsman county, which he will sell at the lowest cash price. -A- Attorney and Counsellor at Law, J}. KT23 WOTAHT YTJBZ.XG. Legal Business Promptly Attended to, Contested La nd Claims before the Loci,I and '.General Land Offices made a Specialty. Jamestown, Dakota. CHURCHILL & WEBSTERS, Dealers in IT ©"bSlCCOS KLAUS' BLOCK, JAMESTOWN. W. ItATllOND, TrwiMeiit. H. K. Mc61NNI8, V. Prwidimt. U.K. WALLACE, Cashier Bank of Jamestown, JAMESTOWN, DAKOTA. -ilfiENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED."— .stftes V?'r' ,!-• .... %fit* ,v «'^r.- ^:-'7^^.'- O E E S uawuii/iuwM, Sell Exchange on all Principal ities. Will Attend to Purchase and Sale cf Heal Estate, Fay Taxes,Exchange, And Perfect Titles. articular Attontiou Civ©xi To Collections N. Y. Correspondent, Donnell, Laivson ft Co. St. Paul Correspondent. Fii stNationl Bank, "STo-vir B-u-sin-ess Solicits^. WB C. WHITE, Notafy Public. JOHNSON C. NICKEUS. WHITE XTZCZESSTJS, -A.ttoxx2.e3T«3 at U. 8. LAND OFFICE ATTORNEYS. LEGAL BUSINESS AND COLLECTION'S PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. ,',v.^"''v-. Syrups, Canned Gm.ds and Wo nware, Flour, Pork ami Hums, sizD-d. Cigra-xs DPaarLts a,rxS. Oil©. tol an! 6U Booh, stationer/. Lips and Chi uneys. -A Xjs,-w, Real Estate Business, on Good Security. Office Ground Floor. Front, Masonic Temple. J. 0. MICKXUS. J. D. MILLS. NICKEUS & MILLS, Groceries ail Meats of all Kills. Flour ail Feed, Boots ail Slues, Gfirstname.lastname@example.org' Fm.rxi.isla.l^gr (3-ood.s, Crockery Stone and China Ware, ind in fact, everything usually *bund in a store of General Merchandise. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN iGIKTS FURNISHING GOODS, HATS, CAFS, BOOTS, & SHOES, NOTIONS, GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS, Cixoclceiv a.p.d. G-la.ssTxra.xe, 3cc -A-T BOTTOM STEVENS & ROLPH, A W A CARRIAGE AND WAGON WOOD STOCK. E ,'-f -'f-^ vv Jamestown has never in the course of its existence occupied a more favorable attitude before the world than it does at the present time. To-day it is universally re garded as the most enterprising lit tle eity on the Northern Pacific road, possessed of advantages, both commercially and socially, not ex celled by any place of its age and size in the great territory of Dako ta. It has the ability to becomc a city of great importance. A great country of inexhaustible wealth surrounds it on every side, which is being rapidly taken possession of by an enterprising class of people whose watchword is "onward." One to realize what Jamestown will be in the course of a few short years has only to cast a backward glance at its rapid advancement during the past two or three years, during which time it has advanced from a mere way station to a city of nearly one tli i)*a»d inhabitants. Two years ago it WIN almost impon nil!e for Jamestown to keep .'i small five column patent inside week ly ii' wspaper alive, and it* half starved publisher* were actually com pelled to resort t» crackers and cheese, or starve. To-day James town supports two largo weekly newspapers, which would be a credit to any city of ten thousand inhabi tants, and a five column daily publish ed all. at home, with the latest tele graphic dispatches. The advance ment lias by IIO means been confined to the newspapers of the county, bu tevi-ry branch of business has,wit astonishing rapidity, advanced pro portionately. The merchant and mechanic alike, joined by an army of spirited husbandmen, have been the first to advance the interests of Jamestown. WAKE CP. Jamestown is the only town on the Northern Pacific that has not made an effort for representation at the coming Minneapolis fair. Bis marck, Mandan, Tower City, and in fact, every place of any preten sion whatever, has already taken effectual steps toward securing a foothold at the great exhibition. They realize, to an extent, the im portance of being represented and the fatal results that are almost certain to follow if. tliev are not represented. Here is Stutsman county, blessed with the best crops on the Northern Pacific, yet thege is not enough enterprise within its wealthy borclers to make an effort to show to the outside world what the canity is capable of producing in the way of crops. It would seem that the business men, as well as the fanners, are disposed to hide their light under a bushel, and gradually lapse into a state of hopeless obscurity, which means a wreck of every enterprise, as well as every hope. If the citizens of this community flatter themselves that Jamestown will steadily pro gress, and continue to boom with out a united effort on their part, they will wake up one of these fine mornings, only to realize that they have been laboring under one of the most painful delusions that ever bedimmed the eyes of a community. If Jamestown ever amounts to anything as a central figure in the commercial or political circles of this great Northwest it must work to obtain it. The Alert has labored hard and long for the de velopment and prosperity of this country and has repeatedly warned its people against the evils that are sure to spring from a state of inac tivity. It has day by day faithfully chronicled every step it has taken in the way of advancement, and with feelings of true pride has cited its hundreds of readers in the east to the inexhaustible virtues of her soil. If there is a county in this broad land of the Dakotas that is under eternal obligations to the the great God of Nature, it is Stuts man county. If there is a county in Dakota which possesses the nec essary qualifications for becoming rich and powerful, it is this same Stutsman county. There are two distinct paths. One leads to wealth and prosperity the other to a mis erable ending of all our hopes for future success and prosperity. Which path shall we take Dnluth Tribnne. Whatever deficiency may exist in the other crops of this country this season, the crop of young criminals is unusually large. From all quar ters of the repuolic we have stories of Crime ana outrage by children whose ages are from twelve to four teen years. Almost every crime in the calendar short of murder is set down to their credit. One is ac cused of misplacing a railway switch, so as to upset a train for gery stands written against the names of four or five, and highway robbery and larceny against those of at least a score of urchins. We shall not attempt to find a theory to fit this condition of youthful de pravity. It may be the result of the dime novel literature and of the trashy story papers that *re printed in such vast numbers for the youthful intellect. All we de sire to do is tc call attention to it, and to suggest that if we wish to save the expense of doubling the capacity of our jails and peniten tiary, the alarming increase of crime among those to whom crime should be unknown must be stopped in some way. The New Orleans Times says that city is the most misgoverned, the most hoodlumized, the most be knaved and bebuiumered of all cities. The great city lies, like a huge, fat carcass, stretching in 'IK July sun, and the buzzards tear and devour, and croak, and claw, each buzzard greedy to get all be can from the next buzzard. amc THE TELEGRAPH NUISANCE. The telegraph system ot the North west is the greatest nuisance of the present age and it is tiine that the business men took hold ot the mat ter and by united action demand and secure a better service, or, as they can easily do, build and operate a line of their own. It is the excep tion when a message reaches its des tination within a reasonable length of time, the rule being that the mails are much quicker and infinitely more reliable. Instances are brought to the notice of the Alert almost every day of delays in the transmission of messages that indicate the grossest carelessness or criminal neglect of the obligations assumed by a tele graph company when they assume to do the business of the public. The Alert does not doubt that the resi dent manager* and operators ot the company that controls all the Dakota system, are doing all in their power with the ntterly inadequate facilities at their command, but this fact in no way relieves rhe There are over 400 postoffiees in Dakota. Fat cattle arc already shipped from the Black lli!is- A new Episcopal church will be built at Yankton «oon. Carbonate has been discovered five miles from Deadwood. The Normal school has been lo. cated ly law at (Springfield. A consolidation of Davidson and Hanson counties is talked of. U.iited States Marshal Raymond will harvest 40, 00 bushels of wheat. Uncle Sam will soon commence the erection of twenty hoiftes for the Indians at Flandrau. Parker is to have a grint mill cost ing $15,000. It will have five run of stone and one run of rollers. It is thought that the Sioux City Pacific will reach within a day's staging of Deadwood before siiow flies. The furniture of the Merchants hotel at Yankton has all been sold and the house will be furnished with new. A lady in Sioux Falls woke up and found some one had shingled her hair, first putting her under the in fluence of chloroform. The issue of the daily Pantagraph has been postponed until a new JAMESTOWN, STFTSMAN COUNTY, D. T., AUG. 12, 1881. company of respon sibility. Tne cmpany have under 'aken to relieve themselves ot pecu niary responsibility by refusing" un der certain circumstances to receive for transmission messages except "subject to delay*." This condition the company has no moral right to enforce, because they have asked and received from the people valua ble franchises and rights, in return for which the people have the right to demand prompt, and efficient ser vice, without conditions or reserva t.ions of any kind. The day before his recent visit here tha Governor telegraphed from Fargo, asking a re. ply, receiving non^, he telegraphed aerain on the fo'lowing morning, and about 10 o'clock both messages were delivered in one envelope, havinsr been sent at intervals of nearly or quite 16 hours. Fargo is distant 94 m'les, weather was pleasant and wires workinsr well. A scheme has bi-en suggested for securing an inde pendent business men's line from Bismarck to St. Paul, with possibly feeders in other directions. This can be operated cheaply ly employ ing operators at the smaller point* who shall receive employment, and partial pay in stores, warehouses and other branches of business. This plan has been successfully adopted in part of the country and the A'eri would like to hear from the press and business men of Northern Da kata who have been sufferers from the present monopoly. Dakota Dashes. tele graph line is built between St. Paul ami Worthington. The commissioners of Spink county, in session last week, re solved not to grant license to sell any intoxicating liquors in that county. Plans and specifications for the new penitentiary at Sioux Falls have been completed, and the di rectors are now ready to receive bids for the work. A prisoner named Cousins con fined in the Deadwood jail, made a desperate dash for liberty the other day, but a few revolver shots scat tered about his heels soon brought him to a halt. In the couuty of Lawrence, over $100 per mouth has been allowed to paupers. What a blessing to a coun try editor to be a county pauper in that locality. The Deadwood Times seems to think that the commission ers of the poor are too liberal. The inimitable Charley Collinj, who has just returned from Ireland, where he has been in the interests of immigration, is going to ftart an ev ening daily paper in Sioux City soon, to be called the Times. The materi al is on the ground. Mitchell was started three years ago, now the inhabitants number 1,000. The land offiee for a territory 70 miles wide is located there. Thir ty land lawyers are doing well. A new hoi el costii $11,2o0 is being built. The railroad company own the town site of 320 acres* aud will only sell to actual settlers A German and wife named Buck steter, living a mile and a half south of Howard, Miner county, went away from home, leaving their children, a girl of twelve and a son three ars of age, alone. The youngest, child fell into an open well and was drowned and the heroic girl fished him out herself and remained with the body nntil Eugllsh Crops and Markets. The Mark Lane Express of Aug. 1 says: The t'-mperuture of the past week has. been on an average of 30° lower than during the late spell of heat. There has beengen e. al rains and local thunder s'orms, but wheat was not thick enough to take serious damage, the nights have been cold in England and se vere night frosts in Scotland will retard the harvest there. Mildew is reported in wheat in various parts of England. The decline in temperature will not be of any ad vantage to wheat, except in north ern England. The barley crop will be very good in some localities, but the remainder of it is of irreg ular growth and ripened premature ly. Oats are good in Ireland and parts of Scotland, but variable and generally indifferent in England The grain trade is unchanged. Sales were made with greater diffi culty than last week, but where they were made prices were main tained, although on the spot the the prices of foreign were nominal ly unchanged and it was difficult to make sales without some conces sions. Business was very restrict^ ed, but the supply was not exccs sive. The belief growing that tli' European harvest will not equal the estimates makes holders disin clined to force sales. The forward trade was completely suspended, owing to the different ideas of buy ers and sellers. Tlie off-coast mar ket was fairly supplied, but only about a dozen out of twenty-five car loads were sold during the week. Buyers have done nothing since Wednesday. The quantity of wheat flour in passage to the United Kingdom shows a reduction 36,000 quarters from that of the previous week. Do Tour Duty and Patronize Your Home Paper. The American Newspaper Re porter gives the following sound advice: We have a piece of ad vice which we wish to impress firmly and indelibly upon the public mind, and that is, to give the printers fair play. Do .ot forget that it costs something to puff as well as to advertise never sponge on a printer in any way whatever. It is the printer's ink that makes nine-tenths of our fortunes it takes money to buy ink, type and paper, and yet, after all this, few are the thanks that the printer gets. Give the printer fair play, and give up all hopes of gratuitous puffing. Daniel Webster was 'might}' near right' when he remarked of the press, 'small is the sum required to patronize a newspaper amply re warded are its itrons. I care not how humble and unpretending the gazette which lie takes, it is next to impossible to fill it out without putting into it something that is worth the subscription price.' And bear in mind when you are paying for it, that you have had value received. Do not think you are only giving alms. It is right for subscribers to think that they are supporting a good public insti tution when paying for a newspa per, but they have no right to think that they are maintaining a- public beggar. The Yankton Herald in a recent editorial predicted that the Dakota wheat corp would not yield an av erage this year. This view was doubtless based upon observations among the few inferior patches of inferior wheat grown for home con sumption in and about Yankton. Everybody knows by this time that when Dakota wheat is mentioned, North Dakota wheat is meant. A Southern Dakota paper is about as competent to judge of wheat in the Dakota wheat country, as the Argus would be to discuss the Java coffee crop from a point of personal in spection. Wheat in South Dakota is only about as numerous as snakes in Iceland. The wheat in the wheat-growing half of the territo ry, which is the separate and dis tinct region of North Dakota will yield more than average crop as to quantity, and best as to quality in all its history. The agricultural class all over the productive end of Dakota was never as prosperous or contented as now. Companion of Hiwatha. St. Paul Dispatch. The spectacle of Sitting Bull re turned to his people at Standing Rock is a theme which ought to in spire a latter-day companion piece to Hiwatha." It would be the story of an Indian's cunning brain and stoic heart, daring to do most awful shedding of blood, and yet powerless in the long sweep of years to withstand the might and skill of the white man in his plan to take all this continent for his own. The skepticism that has depreciated Longfellow's picture of the Ameri can Indian would be disabused in some respects by the story of Sit ting Bull's life and the portrayal of his character. Taken all in ali he is about as good a specimen of hu man nature as any of the best of white men would perhaps have been, had their environment been that of the Indian chief. Many a prover-up was disap pointed last week in completing that little job that makes him a free-holder and lord of the soil. A new ruling of the Honorable Commissioner of the general land office requires now that all proofs shall be transmitted by the clerk of the Court before whom the testimo ny is taken, in sealed envelopes, and the price of the land in cur rency or certificates of deposit to accompany the same. Twenty ca«es from Ransom county and some dozen or more from Traill were suspended and returned to be forwarded through the proper I 4 iv 1 »^n ym-'**mmm Hints to Flax-Growers. The Minnesota Linseed Oil Com pany has issued the following let ter of advice to'its patrons re specting the cutting and curing of flax: As the season for cutting flax ap proaches, we wish to give our friends a word of advice and cau tion as harvesting and securing their crop. First, cutting—When most of the bolls and lower parts of the stalks have turned yellow, and the seeds have turned slightly brown, and the lower leaves have dropped off, it is time to harvest. At this state it will cut as easily as wheat. Be careful not to cut before ripe. Un ripe seed cannot be properly filled out and must fall short in weight. Use a smooth knife in your reap er. Cut high or low enough to get all the bolls. Second, shocking—Set it up as soon as cut, in gavels. It may be handled the same as barley or buck wheat but better still, bind with a self binder and shock the same as wheat. This kind of treatment makes threshing easy .and pays well. Third, stacking—Flax cures very fast, and in good drying weather may be stacked the day after cut ting. Don't wait a dav after it is ready, for'a threshing machine or anything else, but stack, stack, if you want to save your crop. Build a good, solid stack, always keep full in the center, heads in and butts out—and top out with prairie hay. Stacks must not be disturbed for two or three weeks or more, until the flax is through the "sweat" which leaves the seed heavier and better. Fourth, threshing—The Vibrator and Minnesota Chief are considered the best flax threshers but good work is also done with Case and other makes, with flax attach ments. Yours truly, MINNESOTA LINSEED OIL Co. •Governor Ordway and his secre tary returned from an extended tour of Northern Dakota July 89. The Governor has been absent from Yankton some three weeks, during which time he has visited Fargo, Jamestown, Grand Forks, Pembina, Grand Rapids and various other places in Northern Dakota. While absent he visited LaMoure, Walsh and Mandan counties for the purpose of better informing himself as to his duty in the organization of those counties, they having ap plied for county organizations in accordance with the statute, and it being his duty to appoint county commissioners to serve until said officers can be elected at the next general elation. The appointments have been made, and are as fol lows: LaMoure county commissioners— John Crum, Walter A. Holcomb, Homer T. Elliott. Walsh county commissioners— Geo. P. Harvey, Wm. Code, B. C. Askelson. Mandan county commissioners— Geo. M. Shingle, Henry Mundy, Wm. P. Tyler. These counties are being settled very rapidly, and, in fact, the Gov. ernor represents that there is a most encouraging boom of immi gration, railroad building and gen eral development in all the coun ties visited by him. Dakota's Game Laws. We publish the following abbre viation of the game laws of Dakota for the benefit of those who are no!) familiar with them: Section 2. That it shall be un lawful tor any person or persons to kill, trap or ensnare in any manner, or by any device whatsoever, any quail, prairie chicken, grouse, snipe, plover or cajaw between the first day of January and the fifteenth day of August of each and every year. Section 4. Any person or per sons who shall violate second sec tion or any person who shall have in his or their possession or custody, with intent to sell, dispose of or transport any of the above named birds, except for use in this territo ry, shall be deemed guilty of mis demeanor and upon conviction thereof be fined two dollars for each bird. At His Old Trade. BiMnnrck Tribune Aug. 10th. Mr. E. H. Blv returned last evening from St. Paul, where he has been for the past ten days purchasing machinery and supplies for the grading ot the North P# ciffc branch from Jamestown, recently awarded to Walker aud Bly. Mr. Bly is an old railroader, having prepared many miles of the Northern Pacific toe the ties nud iron. The contract which Mr. Bly Jjt|| Oao Long is uursing a "bile." Wild pluins have turusd red and only need frost.to make them palatable. Hyatt & Mason have ju«t got in a new combination billiard and pool table. Pat Moran set his new Case threshing machine at work oa bis oats yesterday. Mr VnnOtisen, of the Troy Farms, was in town to-day. He was looking lor a cook.• The contract for the Eldridge Mbo h' use was let at $1,600 Carpenter Mar tin gets the job. The Jamestown Sporting Club promises to make a fine record. ^Amoug its mem bers are several crack stmts. Valley City still cries aloud for-a hotel and the Times sees "millions in it" for the man who supplies this want. Messrs. Lambert & Bill, who have a five mile contract on the branch, will com mence grading Monday." Will oot our people wake up"to tbeim portance of Stutsman couuty being prop erly represented at the Minneapolis fair? The meeting at the Presbyterian church last evening for the purpose of selling the pews was adjourned on account ^of tho pastor's illness, without transacting busi ness. Two moro gentlemen arrived from Al bion, Mich., aud arc in pursuit of land. The people from Albion make good set tlers aud we are pleased lo welcome them to this fertile valley. William Bowmac has sold out his worldly possessions consisting of his homesieud and tree claim. He received $3,000 for the homestead and $1,500 for vne tree claim. William is pretty well heeled ns a result. Mr. Scidmore and Mr." Herbert Bush have been suggested as being two good men scud to the Minneapolis exhibi tion wth Stutsman county plunder. Mr Willium Goodrich has also been suggested by several as a fit person. Either or all three would do. Mrs. J. J. Flint is looking forward anxiously to the time when she will be released from the responsibilities ot laud lady of the Dakota House. Sincc Mre. Flint assumed this position her health has gradually declined. A host of friends will regret her retirement. The Itev. Panning left to-day for his former home at Marengo, JUs, where he will remain until he has sufficiently rt covered to enable him to resume his pas toral labors. The good wishes of every citizen of tliis place accompany him and sinoercly hope that lie will return at an early date much improved in health. Mr. Tirbell, of Beaver Creek, recently sent the Alert some of the nicest tomatoes we have ever seen grown in the territory. They were large, fair and fully ripened. Mr. T. has .ill varieties if vegetables in his garden, and those who have seen it say that it is the best in the valley and would compare favorably with those in the states. i« now interes ed in calls for fifty miles, ot completed road this fall. The exact di rection is not yetknpwti, but the SUT«J irs, working under scaled instructions, are now several miles up the James River Valley toward Fort Totten. The branch leaves the maiu line directly at James town following up the valley. James town will be the end of the new freight division to be made aext week. Duluth Tribune: The dining room girls of the Dakota House, Jamestown, struck last week becausc the proprietor would not allow them to receive their beaux in the dining mm. Nine ot th«m marched out in the morning and paraded the streets, but made no violent demonstra tions Now, it ttaey had beeu of the sterner sex they would hare broken ev ery pane of glass in the house, but they weren't and they didn't. They are de termined, however, that no one shall in terfere with their divine right of being hugged. The foundation of the new insane asylum at Yankton i» nearly com pleted and everything is ready f«r the brick work which is to surmonut it. -f-1.". v']i. 1 .. Is there not enough enterprise left in the heart of this community to make a showing a' the great fair at Minneapolis? If there is not. Jamestown is doomed to have the finger of "scora pointed at it by every ham let on the line. We are poor as any one, but will give ten dollars toward making a showing at the said fair, even if we have to borrow of our esteemed contemporary. The Ladies' Aid Society of the Presby terian Church held their ice cream festi val in tbe new bank building last.evening and were successful to the extent of catch ing on to about $25. Quite a number ot adics aud some gentlemen were present and passed the time in conversation and eating ice crenm and cake. The cake was excellent but the ice crcntn lacked savor and was not of tbe kind which inspired a deiire for repeated dishes. The contest between _Fred Clark and Henry F. Elliott involving title to the se ®ec. 14, tp. 139, r. 65, which Elliott entered as a tree claim in June, 1879. Plaintiff claimed that be bad failed to comply with the timber culture laws dur ing tbe second year after his said entry. The testimony was taken by stipulation, Allec & Dodge acting for plaint'ff. and White & Nickcus for defendant. Attor neys Dodge and Nickeus went to Fargo on Tuesday and closed the case before the U. 8. land office Wednesday. Judg ment reserved. Bro. Barker, of the Traill County Ban ner, published at Hill City, a town be tween Fargo and Grand Forks, is an en terprising party and at times shows re markable good taste. The last example of this is shown in an illustration in his paper purporting to be a photograph of Hill City «t the age of six months and on the arrival of the first railroad train. The cut iu question is the one of Jamestown made in 1879 and which appeared in the Alert this spring Mr B. shows sncli admirable taste in selecting an ideal for his town that we arc sorry to have to give him away. Several parties have called at the Alc it jffice of late askiug for dift-rent quanti ties of blank stationery, such as state ments, bill beads and note heuds. Ti:ey did not want any printing on them but wanted to buy the paper. Now we want it generally understood that we can't acl' stationery of any kind in sncli a way, an.) our business men have no right to ask us to do so. In the first place such a coars on thtir part is nothing more or less thai a gross insult to the affile, a-d is suggest ive of an intent to rob the printer of hi only means of support There is not printer oil the face »f tlie earth who on dcrstands bis business who will sell bis stock at a lower figure than he would If printed. If the business men w. nt to kill this town the most efficient waj the* can do a* is to starve «ot their papers. everything is ready f--r op*—*e powered on Ms life with si* rk which is to surmount 0|L miljl 4® NO. 3 AT HOME AND ABROAD. Tbe Presldeflt's CMdltfoa CwtiBMt be Favorable., The aSfyl Death of the Wife of «-Pw«Me«t fffl| $$ mere at Bnflklo. English Wheat Crop Tana Oat Large IleM* 1 PRESIDENT'S cojnmoN.\ Washington, Aug. 12—After terday noon's bulletin was issued the President's condition continns'l AS then reported until about 4 p.- m. Puis*, 108 temperature, 101 res» piration, 19. At nine o'clock last, evening a cablegram was sent to minister Lowell at Loudon, stating that the President's condition was substantially the Bftme as Tuesday. JCNG LAND'S WHBAT CROP. London, Aug 12—Estimates, based upon ten of the principal English wheat producing -districts, inAieAta that with ordinary summer weather, the yield of wheat will exceed that of last year by three million quar* ters. The average will be about thirty bushels per acre. COBITBLLS VS. VIEKKAS. London, Aug. 12—The Duke of Argyle will be married Saturday aft Vienna. Iuthe boat race yesterday,in which the Cornell crew was pitted against tbe Vienna crew, the Cornell crew obtained four lengths lead earljr in the race, but the men gave ont,: losing the race by half j£a length. YELLOW FEVER. Washington, Aug. 12—Advices from Kenenoha say that 98 deaths have occurred daring the month of July, and 36 during the past week, with 200 cases in the city. 2&0 deaths from fhe fame disease have occurred at" Vera Cruz. MRS. FILLMORE. Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. l2~Mrs. Fillmore, wife of ex-President Fill more, died here to-day in her year. 72i .HOT WEATHER. Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 12—Yes terday was the hottest day of the season, the thermometer indicating at one time 100 degrees. A NEGHRSS' CRIME. Washington, Aug. 12—Christi ana Taylor, an aged negress, con fessed the killing of three little children ne arjhe city, kst^Satur day. A VESTING. Caledonia, Aug. 12—Harvest is now in full progress. The crop' will be so mew-hat above an average, going it is estimated irom 25 to 30 bushels per acre. Help is scarce, but the work is being pushed. DAKOTA WHEAT. Minneapolis, Aug. 11—The Tri bune's correspondent in Cass and Grand Forks counties,D. T.,estimates the wheat yield as follows: Cass county, twenty bushels per acra Grand Forks,- eighteen bushels per acre. AN" ANCIENT COI.t'MN. City of Mexico, Aug. 11—In mak-5|. ing- excavations for ahiublicj^rdeir in front of the Cathedral here, the column of an old cathedral, erected in the year 1526, was^ discovered yesterday. SITTING ROLL CAMP. ngF*' FortfYates, Aug. 11—The news of Spotted Tail's murder,when conveyed to the Indians, caused quitejja eensa-. tion although they say that they hare long expected such an event. Crow Dog and Spotted Tail hava been kuowb by the entire Sioux uation to be mortal enemies fur years. Sit ting Bull's only reply when informed ot Spotted Tail's death, was: "It is a fit ending for a fool." Beyond this he refused to'talk on any sub ject. Scout Allison says that Sitting Bull had the utmost contempt for Spotted Tail [becauFeJEhe attached himself to an agency wneh he was so well equipped and possessed of all possible facilities for sustaining his tribe on the war path. Considerable anxiety is felt for fear anoutbrt ak may occur, as many imagine that the •Indians are already becoming saucy and independent. The Cheyenne delegation of chiefs have been in consultation with father Stephan to decide what Indians of those recent ly surrendered shall go to that agen cy. Some excitement was occasioned yesterd »y afternoon by two squaws who were noticed entering Sitting Bull's camp with a large snpply *f fixed ammunition. The guard was soon apprised of the fact, and the™. ammunition was eaptured. :|fj§ WHT HR SUICIDED. P'tttsfield, Mass., Aug. 11—The disease which affected Judge Colt of the Supreme Court who committed suicide, was hypochondria. It usual. ly begins with indigestion and whet confirmed becomes a form of insani ty. He was subject to moods of gloom and distress, lasting from tew minutes to hours. The physi cians' theory is that while under one of these spells the act was cotnmU ted. •ADVANCE OIC NAILS. Pittsburgh, Aug. 10—At a wg£|§ ular meeting of the Western Nail Association held here vesterday, the card rate was advanced from $3.75 to $3, subject to the usual rates aad and discounts. This is equal to $2.60 hi car load lots, sixty 4m. less two per cent, forcuh. FREE KtTH. Raleigh, N. C., An News & Observer has oi from 73 couuties, 80,850 against] 3 counties to be 4'