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THE JAMESTOWN ALERT.
DAILY AND WEEKLY. ISSUED EVERY FLU DAY EVENING. By Marshall McCluke. TwdM:-'Piyl)le In .tdvutei WEEKLY EDITION. O SB COPY, one year, OSB COPY. iix inoiithM. JAMESTOWN LnnaK & T.4A.M. S- $2 00 1 Of FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 1883. A IRsgalar comma citation first and third Wedensday evening* of each month. All Masons In good Standing are cordially invited to attend. OEO. II. Wooiibuhv, W. M. R. A. Bii.l, Secretary. F. Jameatotvn Lodge, No.81. I Meet* every Thursday evening at 7.30 o'clock O. O Meet* every Thursday evening at 7J AU brethern in good ?tanding cordially invited to viait tie. A. Steinbach, N. G. .1. .T. NRIRI.INO. R. S. K. Lvos, V. ii VITUS ENCAMPMENT, Ancient Order Knights of the Red Cross, meeti» in Masonic Temple. Sir Knights from other Encampment* tordfallv invited to vigit as. LOCAL AFFAIRS From Friday's Dally: The bright "sun dogs" yesterday after noon, denote in this country a state of the atmosphere that will lower the mer eury very preceptiblj* within a few days. Manton E. Parker of the land firm of Manton J£. Parker & Co., »f Har rington, left yesterday ^for New York city to vpeud the winter months. Grand-Central-Hotel 3larshail wa« the recipient of a haud^ome present ia the shape of six pairs of beautifully trimmed butfalo horns, from Barney McGee, yesterday, The Bismarck Tribune publishes our disclaimer of that roller skate stanza and we forgive it. Maj Edwards is still to be beard from and we anticipate a scene of carnage the first time he goes to Bismarck. Two Frenchmen engaged in a slugging match on Main street last evening about tea time. They were gathered in bv officer Dwyer who will guide them into the presence of Judge Hay ward this morning. The committee «f the council en water works for protection against fire has re ceived a communication from a Holly water works company saying they woull like to make a propwition for putting in that system here, and probably will sub mit estimates within the given time. Billy Nickeus, register of deeds of Fos ter county, is still in the city at work transcribing the records of that county. The delay in the organization of that county has canscd an immense amouut of work of transcribing records, mainly transfers of Carrington lots. The Capital insists that it has aright to publish the news if it does take it from the Alert. Certainly it has. We have no copyright on our press report. It was the roundabout way it took to give out the impression that it did not copy the dispatch referred to from the Alert that we criticised. That was where the gall came in. The mere publication of the dispatch was enterprise. The snow fly broke away at au early hour yesterday morning and the day was bright and pleasant. All manner of sliding vehicles were out from the cutter to the heavy farm sled. The first fall of the snow being damp made a good bottom for what fell li.ter and altogether it is fine for sleighs and sleds. The Wahpeton Daily Times, a neat and well edited little paper, has just com menced its second volume. It is a paper that has opinions and we like the style in which it expresses them even if it does differ with the Alert sometimes. The Times has more genuine merit than many papers twice as large and three times as preten tious. Mrs. Ruth A. Griffith, wife of the pas tor of the M. E. church of this city, ac companied by their two youngest chil dren, Wanda W., and Newell S.. arrived on the 1.15 tram this morning from the east. The ladies of Jamestown will ex tend to them the cordial welcome for which the ladies of this city are noted, and we have no doubt they will find their far northwestern home a pleasant one. A peculiar clock, which marks the hours from one to twenty-four, has re cently been completed by a Wilmington, Pel., manufacturer. The new time-piece is of the kind soon to be adopted by sev eral of the railroads. The most-conspic ous innovations arc in the marking upon the dial and in the movement of the wheels which run the hands. The min ute hand, instead of making twelve revo lutions to every revolution of the hour hand, as in the ordinary clock, makes twenty-fonr revolutions while the hour band pusses arourd once. The figures upon the dial are marked in Arabic in stead of Roman numerals. They are from one to twenty-four inclusive, the spaces between the figures thus being only half as great as those on the dial of the ordinary welve hour clocks. The minute band therefore marks the half minutes as well as the minutes. from Sunday'* Daily. Judge Ott has so far recovered from his recent illness as to be out on the streets yesterday. The Jamestown & Northern train now rons alternate days to CooperUown and Janet town is also headquarters for the gwliwi Coopanrtown branch, There were mare people on the streets yesterday than any day tor several weeks Whole families came 111 from the country in their big sleds. The elegant new hall in the third story of the Curtin & Greene brick block has been christened "Dakota Hall," and is suited to almost any kind of an enter tainment that does not require a stage aud scenery. The Misses Kinney are soliciting sub scribers to a circulating library which they contemplate opening in the city, which will be a great convenience to our people in the way of supplying good lit erature at a very small cost. Yesterday was a beautiful one the sun shining brightly all the day so warm that the snow melted considerably making an excellent bottom for sleigning if followed by freezing and a little more snow. Those who have been here a number of years and arc acquainted with the "run •f the seasons" are confident that we will have a mild and tine winter. Letters received here state that J. T. Bush of this place was arrested on his arrival at.iackson, Mich., thanksgiving day al the instauce ot a man named M Hudler who claimed that Mi. Bush owed him $500. So far as we know Mr. Bush has mantained a good reputation here for business integrity and we think there must be somethtng wrong about this af fair. Dr. Wm. J. Calvert will be remembered by our readers as the man who was the proprietor of a $10,000 hbsl suit against the Alert for nearly a year and until the sitting of the September term of the dis trict court, and by that means became quite well kuown to our citizens, so that they will be interested in any events or circumstances in which he may be connected. The last of importance that has come to us is the followiug from the Valley City Times: "In response to a telegram from Sheriff Dixon, of Sioux Fails, D. T., Sheriff McFadgen was in waiting at Tuesday's west bound midnight train to accompany the former to Eckelson in search ot Dr. Calvert, against whom a warrant had been issued on the charge of perjury, sworn out by his wife. The officers re turned Wednesday afternoon with the doctor in custody, and Sheriff Dixon pro ceeded with him on his way to Sioux Falls. The alleged false swearing is said to have been committed during a recent sutt for divorce which Calvert instituted against his wife. It will be remembered that Calvert obtained a decree, which was subsequently set aside by the court, and prevented him from marrying one Miss Sarah Rutherford, who at once en gaged the doctor's attention in a suit for breach of promise. From Tue«day'« Dallj Mrs. C. Hand, wife of master mechanic Rand, arrived the city yesterday, Mrs. Webster goes east to-day to wait on her mother who is verv sick. Hon. J. C. Nickeus and family will leave for Washington one ^week from yesterday. Mrs. Jake Smith and daughter, of Tar. bell, are spending a few days visiting trieuds in the city. Mr. Shall recently married Miss Will in Allegan county, Mich. "Won't" is a sileut partner, but the bride is boss of the concern. F. M. Brown, of the Fourth avenue furniture store, will start to-day for a business trip of several weeks in Chicago and eastern cities. A learned doctor solemnly states that girls are so constructed that they cannot jump. Leap year will enable eligible maidens to disprove this assertion. The Masonic lodge at Tower City will give a grand ball Thursday evening of this week which will be the social event of the place and season. Capt. Maratta made a call at the Alert office yesterday while the train halted. He was on his way home to Bismarck from Washington City. Judge Hudson dismissed the suit of Procter vs Alex McKenzle tor possession of forty lots in the businAs part of Bis marck, deciding that the plaintiff had no right of action. Mr. Webster, of the firm of Churchill & Webster of this city, also Of Ohurcbill, Webster & Co., ©f Carrington, will go to Carrington this morning to help attend to the holiday trade at that point. From the Sucker State, puoliebed at Mahomet, Ills., we notice that M. Ducker who was until recently in the harness business in this city has purchased a business cf like kind in Mattaon, that state. Mr. Fred Clarke received this mojning from the west a car loa of dried veni son and buffalo meat. The car also con tained a large variety of other game cou sistingof elk, deer, mountain sheep and antelope. Mr. and Mrs. Antan Klaus took their departure yesterday afternoon for Hele na, Montana, where they will make a stop of a few days on their way to the Pacific coast finally stopping at San Francisco. Mr. Leavenworth of the firm of Leav enworth & Wing, merchants at Melville, was brought down to this city last Sat urday evening ill of malatial fever, and is being cared for at the re*:dence of Mrs. E'liott- Geo. Pillesy drove three large elk last evening from a point on the James river about seven miles north to the foot of Capital bill where they became frightened and went over near the Pipestem and laid down. Perhaps it would not be a bad scheme to get up a party this morning •ad fcra -ttle bunt, J. Nichols with a parly will start to* day for the Mouse river county to be gone about two weeks. The party is composed of settlers for that locality. Rev. Hart man hands in the following: We understand I hat lie clergymen this city object t'» having their name* voted upon for a gold watch at the fail this week and have requested then friends not to use their nau es in thic connection. Katie Arnts who was one of the first of the several young ladbswho accom pamed Anton Klaus from Green Bay Jamestown in an early nay, returned i lierfermer homii yesterday. Kalic ha many friends in Jamestown a ho wi*l her well. Four saloons were pulled by the polio* yesterday, one for keeping open afier th hour for closing Saturday night and the other three for keeping opeu oil Suuday. Justicc Hayward assessed a tine in each ease. One casts was appealed to the dis trict court. Architect Grove has certified to the board of education the following esti mate of work done aud material furnished to date, on the contract of Nicholas Mueller for the erection of the new school house on the north side 665 yards excavation 30c lis 199 50 68 cords stone masonry, @#20. 1360 oo Bill of cut stone window sills. 50 On Brick work laid up luO no 188,700 brick $12.75 perM.. 2405 92 12 feet lumber 264 0O 16 cellar window frames and doors 24 0l» Nails 7 00 Carpenter work 65 0o Total $4,475 42 The weather Sunday and yesterday w» so warm that the snow has all melted from the roofs of the houses and the aide walks were too sloppy to be pleasant go ing about. This might have been and might yet be, improved by a temporary healthful exercise of die muscles in shov eling I he snow off the walks. It is a wonder the people did not think of that. Lou Shoenberg says he would not have thought it strange to have been staken for a minister of the gospel but he spends a good deal of time now before the look ing glass trying to discover what it is about his appearance that caustd him to be mistaken for a doctor and be called to officiate in a case of obstetrics which oc curred in the emigrant car on the train going to Bismarck last Saturday. The pastor of the M. E. church Sun day night discoursed upon the somewhat prevalent error of attributing to divine displeasure and venBeance disasters aud calamities, which olten by storm, flood or fire visit localities and destroy human life. The sermon was an able one in its propositions, deductions and the force and logic of conclusions. Ue\. Griffi b, we understand, was for severai years professor of mathematics in a university and being thoroughly schooled in that system of logic, which takes nothing for granted, his plan of reasoning at one strikes deep into the minds of the thinker and remains there. It is a subject of congratulation to re call the past business history of J*mcs town and reflect upon the uuity of feel ing that has existed among our business men in inaugurating and promoting her enterprises. It is not to be supposed nor in human nature that there have been no disagreements or minor strifes among our people, but they have all been laid aside whenever the public interests were brought to the front. The older business men, such as R. E. Wallace, E. P. Wells and the Lloyds, representing the banking interests, Maj. Lyon, Curtin & Winslow, Buck & Mills and others of tbe| mercan tile interest!, Allen & Dodge, and Nickeus and others of the legal profes sion, Anton Klaus, S. K. McGinn is, J. W. Goodrich and many others we might name though, their personal interests would often and necessarily conflict, have always stood as a solid phalanx for every enterprise that was for the general interests of the city and county, the greatest of all of which was the Jamea River Valley railroad. This unity of heart and hand has been remarked by all who have observed the development and progress of Jamestown and many have protitted by the example. From Wed Becday's Daily Linton was in the city last ev ning with a badly disfigured face. Evidently someone had been having a sparring match with him without gloves. The demi moiide to the number of five were arraigned before Justice Hayward yesterday morning and were fined in sums ranging from $10 to $25. Their number seems to have considerably decreased since the previous raid. The Alert job department has just re ceived from tbe Standard Paper mpany of Milwaukee, a hook of elegant samples of New Year's calling cards. Come and pick out your favorite card and the Alert will send and get it for }-ou. The Pioneer commiserates Bismarck Jamestown and seme other Dakota cities en the fact that they have no waterworks. —(Mandan Pioneer.) The Alert sympa thizes with Mandan in the spring of the year because she has waterworks. Catch? Chaplain McCsbe came to Jamestown and helped to raise the necessary funds to build tbe M. E. church that is now used in this city. To sid the enterprise he loaned tbe society $100 from liis own pocket to be returned at a future "time when the Society could better pay it than tbey then could. Tbe money that was raised at the dim cap social has gone to pay that debt and Jiv« per cent, iatorat, Smith & McDermott, whose saloon was destroyed by the Kirkwood fire in Carrington yesterday were insured in tbe California'by Agent Hayward in the sum of $1,500 on buildfng and stock. They will rebuild as soon as tbe ashes get cold. We are reliably informed als that the Kirkwond will be rebuilt. Owing to the crowded condition of our I'ool, particulaily the intermediate rooms, it has been d«-emed necessary to consolidate (lie first and second primary grades allowing the pupils to attend only ne-ixlf of euehiiay.- For the present, he first primary scholars will attend in lie afternoon and lie second in the morn ing. Miss Littlefield will have charge ot the new primary rooin and Miss David son will teach ihe intermediate room to be composed of pupils from tbe over crowded grades. Tins arrangement will be in force on'y duriug the winter months The old plan will lie followed in the spring. There was a sensation and a general Agression of profound sympathy and •e^rct among the people of Jamestown yesterday afternoon when the .*lert extra was circulated containing the news of tbe burning of the elegant new hotel, the Kirkwood, which had formally opened to the public only about teh days ago. The building was erected lait summer at a cost of nearly $25,000 and was the most elegant hotel in North Dakota, one finely furnished room on the lower floor of which w,*s occupied by the bank of Carrington. A later dispatch to the Evening pital says the insurance wa •is follow*: "N.irth American $2,500 Home $2,500 North British and Mercan tile $2,5'ji A-iM* $2,500 New Yotk Underwriters $2,000." Last Sunday evening as the sun was sinking inio it* golden bed in tbe west, O. A. Boynton, who lives a couple of in-les southwest of the city and was out at his »rn feeding his stock lifted up hif eyes and beheld an aniuial reconnoiter nt, his premises about sixty rods dis taut. With the thought of his Winches ter rifle he rushed into the house and camc forth armed with that trusty weapon with which he had filled many a hillside with lead and openei fire upon tbe animal with such (xpertness that he kept at least three bullets all the time in he air between hiin and the animal un til the half bushel of cartridges in the magazine were exhausted and his gun barrel was red hot. At every shot the animal seemed larger until what at first appeared to be an elk at the end seemed to a mastodon and Boynton imagined he could see the fill give down a little under the weight of the monster. His bulldog then strnck out after the anima! as he usually does after a jack rabbit which he evidently understood tbe ani mal to be and now Boynton is at a loss to know whether he or the bulldog was right about what the animal was. Maj Lyon and Tom Lloyd, after hearing Boynton relate the story, suggested that it was an optical delusion caused by an ins ct of some kind strafing from his hair and becoming entangled in bis eye lashes but Boynton wouldn't bear to such a theory. From Thursday's Daily. Subscribe for the Weekly Alertonly $1 per year. Jamestown will receive calls on New Year's day, as usual. John Dole contemplates taking ar. east ern trip. Thomss Driscoll starts to-day lor a couple of months' visit in Buffalo, N. Y. Our farm machinery firms are busily engaged in getting ready for next sea son's adventures. A number of our citizens will go up to Carrington on the train to-day to see the ruins of tLe late fire. The new se'tees in Dole & Leiber's boot and shoe sale room are [too tony for anything. The Valley City Times is complaining of the grading of wheat by the elevator at that and other one elevator points. Tbe weather has been so warm all the week that people have not taken tbe trouble to keep up their fires except for cooking purposes. The new police headquarters being built north of tbe 'passenger depot was about completed yesterday and will be quite a cozy little shack. A Lansing, Mich., alderman declined his salary on the grounds that be had not earned it. At the trial next dav a jury pronounced him hopelessly insane. Mr. C. N. Massey, who has been absent in England for several weeks, re turned to Jamestown last Monday. Mr. M. did some good work for Dakota in England. John Mehlhop commenced along about tbe 1st of August to finish up a Buffalo born, and has by close application suc ceeded in getting the "rough" off. John's a dais-eb? Tbe appearance of our stores impress one with the fact that tbe holidays are near at hand. Large stocks of goods for that particular event are being re ceived. It understood that the Northern Pa cific has received ca^h $15,000,000 of tbe second mortgage bonds taken by the syndicate of tmnkera, and has that amount tu its treasury now. An Iowa editor pives it as his solemn conviction that no true Christian san edit a newspaper. That may be true in Iowa ut up here in Dako'a no one but a lre« thrlatura cm edita Mityapsr One Dollar 0 |s (he Weekly Alert. Next week the Weekly Alert will be just double its present size and will be sent to any address in this or any oilier country one year for one dollar. No orders for the paper will be acknowledged by the (subscription clerk unless they be accom panied by the cash Upon e»ch wrapper will be plainly printed the month and date upon which et.ch subscription ex pires, thu^enabliiig subscribers to tell just how they stand with the subscrip tion liooks of ihe «IHee. Papers will noi be sent to any one longer than paid for Tub Aleut Boyer is now selling choice winter apples at $5.75 per barrel. 98 2lwl A gentleman named S. E Solomon, of Williamsport, Pa who contemplates emigrating to Dakota, wishes some doc umenis re ntivc to the country. He is *s wise as his namesake of old in selecting North Dakota as his objective point. The quotation of No. 1 hard wheat at the Dtiltith market, of $1.05 day before yesterday morning proves to have licet* incorrect, and should have been $1.00. As all the papers on th circuit gave it tli same the blunder seems to belong at headquarters C. G. Vincent went east on train 2 to day. In reply to the remark there In I heeii great changes in Jamestown, re plied, "Well, I should think *«. When I lived lure six years aiio I knew every man and to-day 1 found but four that 1 knew." Regarding the jiold watch scheme ii is due Ihe ladies of Ihe Episcopal church ti •dale that their idea was to place Rev. N. Fanning and Father Su-phau 'iMiiiinntion for a gold wiicli providing tli*ir consent could be obtained. Boll were interviewed jm the subject. Ml Fanning, while not courting ihe contest, was uudecided. Father Siephan gate his consent providing the fair would ot* cur during his presence in Ihe city. He finally gave notice he would be out of ihe city and ilie matter dropped. The ladies wouldn't place anyone in nomination against his will, aud ther was no such ni• til ion. The l*u.st L'.p Social. Tbe dust cap social aud oyster supper given in the dining room of Ihe Dakota House last night was largely attended and a most enjoyable time was had by all. The chair was voted to the best nalurtd lady in town, and was awarded to Mrs E. S. Miller. Following is the vote: Mrs. E. S. Miller 83, Mrs. I. C. Wade Gt, Mrs. Wm. Clark 20, Mrs. Clias. Dicken son, 9, Mis. Bloud 5, Mrs. Adaina 3, Miss Julia Montgomery 3, Miss Lou Blood 3. Total 192. The vote on tbe cake to the ruost popular landlord was Doolittle 3J, Fliui & Nichois 15. ITEMS OF RECEIPTS. Dust Caps $ 20.10 Supper tables 56 35 Door, admlsslou «.. 12 65 Fruit staud 17.51 Confectionery staud.. 5 05 Cake 5 28 Chair 46.00 Total $164 94 The Lest "Kirkwood.'' The train from Carrington yesterday brought a large number of people from the north among which were several Jamestown gentlemen who witnessed the destruction of the Kirkwood and Smith Co's place. Messrs. Alden & Waters who were among the witnesses of Ihe un fortunate affair, stated to an Alert re porter last evening that the fire was first discovered coining from the roof of thi main building by a boy. That the fire started in the laundry and is supposed to have orginated from clothcs catching on fire from the stove. No one seems to have been in the laundry at the time, consequently it will probably never bt known just how the fire originated. Th furniture of the Kirkwood was nearly all saved but the billiard room fixtureh were all lost. The Bank of Carrington, which occupied a portion of tbe lowet story ef tLe Kirkwood, succeeded in saving everything even to the carpet an«i stove and will open up in Manton E. Parker & Co's real estate office thic morning just the same as if nothing hao happened. Smith Ss Co. succeeded saving nearly everything in tbe way of stock and furniture. Close of (be Episcopal Fair. The fair closed la-t evening with satis factory results to all concerned. Klaus ball was crowded with people who seemed to enjoy themselves heartily. Tbe nan with the bag pipes was present, as were also repiesentatives of the noble red men. Tbe supper tables were largely patronized and the ladies at tbe Booths were kept busy waiting on customers. Towards the close tbe interest centered arouad the voting which resulted as fol lows: Turkish pipe, C. 31. Carr 330 A. C. McMillan 98 scattering 45. Oil paint, ing, Mayor Flint 119: Johnson Nickeus 106. Oil painting, Mrs. VanDusen 202 Mrs. E. J. Peabody 70. Easy cbair, Howard Stansbury 21 Will Topliff 15. Large doll, Bessie Winslow 86 «Ltzzie Nickeus 67 scatter, ing 56. P. H. Foley drew a beautiful sofa pil low and Mr. Carr and Mrs. Altscbul Cbrismas cakes. The raffling of the silk quilts was post poned for the purpose of sellicg more chances. Finally Mayer Flint mounted a chair and auctioned off a quantity of goods Tbe receipts will amount to over $400, thus injuring the ladies a .handsome sum. Tbe ladies desire to return thanks to all who bave kindly assisted ibem aad tt tht daily papers for •ub$tantial favtn, Tlie Sparring Match. A large crowd gathered at Klaus ball last night to witness the sparring matcb which had been advertised to take place at that time and place. M. E. Foley, of this city, was chosen referee, James Allen, of Valley City, time keeper, and P. M. Daly, of this citv, master of ceremonies. The middle weight contest wos parti cipated in by several, Connelly of this city, carrying off the champion prize of North Dakota, which was an elegant silver cup. The heavy weight contest was likewise engaged in, Lewis of Grand Forks, get ting awav with the belt as the champion of North Dakota. The J. It. V. It. K. The directors of ihe valley road held a meeting at Jamestown on Saturday last, every director being pr sent. We under stand that business of importance in the construction of the road was considered hy the board. The iireclors decided to negotiate for ties andails at once, for delivery of the *ame at Ja-nestown, La Murc and Ord way this winter, that iracklayiug may be progressing fro those points while grad ing is being finisned up, at the earliest, possible opportunity in the spring. The company is in spl-ndid financial '•ondttion, and with the assessment of wenty-five per cent on Mo which was made at ihe meeting of S»lurd»y, all in ieMednefS can he straightened up to l..te—Kcltlirg for all suiveytng and Ihe tiii'Minv of sixty miles of grade. This larire amount ef work was accomplished •etween Sept 10 and N«*v. 10. and re flects great credit on ihe energy and ability of'the company'. ofticjuls, while the financial showing is what would he expected with such men «s E Wailace, E. P. Wells and Mi Iv Lloyd as man i&trs. iiall I lie cut iv line is graded .ud all sui veys paid for, while a large per cent, ut Hie stock is yet unassessed. over and a ov« the stock the company Aill have Hie subscriptton onus of one nuudrcd ami fitly thousand dollars, half iiHvaole on llit: compleiton ol the grade, mil buluncu when road is in oneration, ^uarauteel by the citizens of Stutsman aud La Moure counties. In addition to atiove the uipHii)'* interest in townsites will be a laige sum, placing ihe company ii posit'ou lo operate its owi road in dependently as contemplated. Grand Rapids Jour, al. LA MOUhE ITEMS. (F-ont the LaMoure Progress.) One of tbe sights this week was a two story building moyitig in ?ver the prairie to La Moure from the suburbs. First suow on Tburstfhy evening. But it soon cleared off, and Friday morning it was as clear aur pleasant as a fall diy. Mr. Hermou E. S x, the rustling real estate hooiuer, is ff this morning lor the northern metropolis of the James Valley. Banker Button has been appointed ageut for all Norihern Pacific lands cov ering a large extent of territory from the Red river to the Missouri. A new and substantial bridge is now under way across ihe James river at La Moure. The old one lias been rtpairid so that it meets all pre.-ent needs An interesting variation to last Sunday evening's service at the chapel was oc casioned by the baptism of Laura Al berta Button, the youngest daughter of hanker Button. Mr. Robinson, of Robnson, Button &. Co., baukcrs, visited La Moure this week to htok over his business interests. He speaks very flatteringly of the prospects of La Moure. By the way school furniture has been pouring into La Moure county ihe past week, it is safe to say that education in this favored locality is not to be neg lected. At least four school outfits ar rived. The Eiii.-c- pal Fair. The Episcopal fair opened last evening at Klaus ball aud promises to be a grand success. Tbe hall '.s very tastefully ar ranged with a large collection of beauti liful and useful articles. It costs 10 cents to enter tbe ball and it is well worth many times that sum to see its fine dis play that is there made by tbe ladies aud members of the Episcopal church and congregation and their many friends. Across the ball near tbe west end is a strong line and on this is suspended many of its larger articles such as bed quilts, bed spreads, cradle quilts, cbil dren's aprons and other articles of chil dren's clothing A s» hung upon this are two large landscape pictures, the woik of Mrs. VanDusen. These pictures attract a great deal of atieuiion. Under and back of these quilts are three tables.. One is loaded wiiu sola pillows, pin cushions, work boxes, e'c. Oue of theses fa pillows is valued at $25 and is to be.1 sold by chance tickets. The articles on this table are largefc tbe work of Mrs. V«nUusen. AnothcV table holds up twelve dolls, oue of whicU is dressed as a bride ami is to be votel for The candidates are Mamie Foley Carrie Clemmer, Bessie Wiuslow and Margie Wells On tbe north side is a fish pond and Indian wigwam. Nest but not least by any means four large tables loaded with plenty to •upply the inner mau. On the south aide of the hall is tbe confectionery and fruit table. Up-tn this table is also a wil low chuir to be voted to the laziest boy„ Howard Stansbury or Will Topliff. Tbe two beautiful oil pain'ings are la be voted away at 25 cents a vote one to a lady and one to a gentleman, competition being free to all. Mrs. C. V. Van Duseit and Mrs. E. J. Peabody are leading can didates for ihe first and Hon. Johnson Nickeus and Hon. J. J. Flint for tluj second. To-mght a costly Turkish pipo is to be voted to the handsomest single man in town. Tbe supper gave great satisfaction t» all who sat at the tables and the displuv of fancy articles was conceded to be HiV best yet presented in any local fair. Tbr fairw ll open th afternoon threep rapptr commencing at 6 o'clock.