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A CLEAR RECORD.
Henry W. Lord Spoken ol to Rep resent Worth Dakota in the TJ. S. Senate. Would-be Stamp Lickers Making preparations to .Look After the Main Chance. Different Opinions About Frosted "Wheat—The Greet Ball of the Season. A Faithful Servant. A largo number of papers in North Da kota have been Baying some very compli mentary things lately about Henry W. Lord, who ifl mentioned as being emin- en»)y suitable to represent North Dakota jn the United States senate. Mr. Lord tnmft to Dakota seven years ago and served for five years as register of the United States land office at Devils Lake, and 6eems very popular in that section of the country. Here are some of the notices clipped from some of the leading papers: Towner News & Stockman: Mr. Lord aould represent North Dakota in con gress as creditably as any man within her borders, and Bhould receive the united support of the press and people of this region. Bottineau Pioneer: The latter half of Dakota wiiwi she becomes a sovereign state, may well rejoice and be proud if such as Mr. Lord don the senatorial toga and uphold and defend her dignity and rights. Devils Lake News: His long experi ence in publio life, his familiarity with parliamentary usages, and uniform ur banity, eminently qualify him for the high position. BEES IN THEIR BONNETS. Some of These may Shortly take a Trip to Washington—To see the— Land office. A good deal of quiet talk has been go ing on lately over the question of what if any, changes will be made in the man agement of the local postoifice under the new administration. The Minneapolis Journal contains a dispatch mentioning H. E. Ward, A. W.Kelley, John Vennurn and 0. P. Smith, as gentlemen who would not refuse to accept the office from President Harrison, if he should request them to assnme it for the good of the nation. It also says that "J. W. Good rich, who sought the office at the hands of Cleveland and got left, is said to be a candidats again, this time as a republican, having changed his faith the day before election." There seems to have been nothing more than talk Jindulged in so far, al though the petition fiend may be expect ed to begin to get in his work before long. Mr. Klaus' commission does not expire until July 1890, and the general opinion seems to be that it will bo some time yet bofore a change is made if at all, in view of the strongly expressed deter mination of General Harrison to observe the spirit as well as the letter of the^ civil service law. A good many republicans appear to think that Mr. Klaus has made a good postmaster, and should serve out his time, while some of the democrats express the hop®, that if a change is made, the office will be given to J. W. Goodrich,—to keep him in the republican P«rty. RAISING HEN FRUIT. Give the Hens Plenty of Exercise Make them Scratch for Their Living* A writer in Farm and Home recommends the following practice: To have hens do their best in winter, it is important to see that they take plenty of exeroise. Feeding them liberally with a variety of food is essential, but this is not all that is required. They must have exercise, many a flock of fowls shows the need of it in their daik-colored, shrunken combs and their habit of standing aronnd all day long in sheltered places with ruffled feathers and disconsolate air. No great discernment or lengthy reasoning is needed to bring one to the conclusion that something is wrong when fowls pre sent such an appearance but to provide a remedy is not always an easy matter and may afford opportunity for the dis play of considerable ingenuity in the adaptation of means at band and mater ial used. An admirable arrangement on a neighboring farm has just come to my notice. The owner made use of chaff which heretofore bad been fed to stock. He has a large basement, well lighted, into which he throws to the depth of 1 }4 ft. The grain for his fowls is scattered into this chaff where they are compelled to scratch for it. He says hiB fowls have never done half so well as this winter, and surely their appearance would seem to justify his assertion. Their combs are large, fall and bright red, their feathers sleek, while their whole appearance be tokens the best of health and spirits. p$£A. Timely Suggestion. EDITCB AIIBKT:—Is there an ordinance in regard to cleaning sidewalks of 6now and ice? If such be the case it seems to DM that the chief of nolice can put iu some of his spare time to good advantage iHfMaiatssfst enforcing this ordinance. To one living a distance from the business part of the city it is an insufferable nuisance to be obliged to tramp through the snow. For a country town it may be all right, but for a fall fledgel city boasting srtch improvements as water works and elec tric lights it seems a good deal out of place. P. D. Q. Gil AND SUCCESS. Jjarger Attendance Last Night Than at. any Ball Kver Given in James tuwu. There was a sound of revelry last night in Stutsman's capital. And th'i limits shorn down upon fair women and brave men." The well known words of Byron's poem on the ball given to the Duke of Wel lington's army at Brussels the night be fore the battle of Waterloo, would fitly apply to the brilliant sceue at the Light Guards ball last night. Jamestown en joys the distinction of having a larger number of handsome men among her citizens than any city in Dakota, and when to the charms of face and form are added the glamour which always attends the "pomp and panoply of glorious war," it is not to be wondered at that several young ladies last night promised to se riously consider whether "marriage is a failure." The Jamestown Opera house affords one of the largest dancing floors in the territory, but it was none too large to ac commodate the number of couples who "tripped the light fantastic toe" last night. However, thanks to the excellent management of the floor committee, nobody was inconvenienced, and as is always the cas« when the Lii^ht Guards are interested, everbody enjoyed themselves thoroughly. After a number of musical selections by the orchestra, the Light Guards went through the com pany drill in good style. A well selected program of twenty numbers had been arranged, which was beautifully executed by Rupert's orchestra, the style for which they are famous. An elegant sup per was served at the Gladstone, and when the party broke up at three o'clock this morning, it was the unanimous opinion that it was the most successful event of the season. BE ON THE SAFE SIDE. Frosted Wheat Cannot he Depended on to Raise a Good Crop—Good Farmers will not Hun the Risk. Western Rural: Do not use frosted seed for wheat if you can help it. But if you are in 1'ie Red River valley and must sow such E'»ed, sow double the usual amount. Richard Waugh says that ex perience sanctions it. But he does not advise it being done outside the peculiar ly favorable conditions of the Red River valley. Many warnings are given against any general sowing of frosted wheat. Some samples sent from Sykeston to Prof Kef fer of the agriculturl college at Brook ings to be tested by him panned out only 54 per cent of germinated seed when grown in soil. The further truth with regard to it seems to be, that though the grains do germinate, they have no vitali ty to struggle with weeds or to withstand a hot wind or drouth, and it is poor policy to risk anything but the best seed this year.—Carrington News. J. G. Johnson says about frozen wheat in the Pembina County Democrat: In '85 or '86, when we had frozen wheat, I went on the mountain and bonght some good wheat for seed, but not having enough I sowed some frozen wheat in two places beside the good wheat. Mark the result. While the wheat from the good seed yielded about 28 bushels per acre, the wheat from the frozen seed yielded from six to ten bushels per acre, and this was right along side the good wheat, no difference in land and no difference in time of sowing. The grain from the frozen seed came up as thick as the other, but was fine and puny from the start,con sequently it had small heads. Advertised Letters. List of uncalled for letters the post office at Jamestown, Dakota, for the week ending February 18,1889. LADIES. Lacy, Miss Laural Maree, Mrs Albert. GENTLEMEN. Ames, E Miller, Isaac Baker, McLane, A Cooley, E A McCargar, Prank Clark, Robert Nolf, John Cock, Robbnrt, S A Domgean,Jho Roderick, John Forsberg, Anders Semillion, Josenh Helm, Harry S Stins in, E Prof Kirkland, AJex VanCise, A Lennan, Williams, W Morlay, Wells, Morley, James A 2 Wood, W. If not called for within 30 days, will be sent to the dead letter office. In cal ling for these letters, please say adver tised and give date. A. KLAUS, P. M. Reckless Defamation. Grand Porks Plaindealer: It is very gratifying to read the subjoined words from The Alert about the charges against the superintendent of the insane asylum. It is too bad that stories of the character that were set afloat against Dr.Archibald should have been listened to at all but it is the depth of meanness to believe them.now that they have been disproven. There is too much of this reckless defa mation going on, and tho sooner enr people give the defamers the go-by the better. NEARER THE GOAL. The Conference Committee Last Night Agreed on Report of the Omnibus Bill. North and South Dakota, Montana and Washington, will Become States this Year. The Senate and House will Consid er the Report today—Hopes 4 of its Passage. WASHINGTON, Feb. 20—[Special]—We are making history fast this year. The long fight over the admission of the northwestern territories is now drawing to a close. Unless something unforseen should happen today the omnibus bill will be ready for the presidejt's signa ture tomorrow morning. Mr. Springer will have the proud distinction of having his name inscribed upon the roll of fame, as the father of the measure which ad mits four new states into the union. Will the conference committee be able to agree, was the chief topic of con versation inWashington yesterday. When the committee adjourned at noon, there were ominous rumors of a continued dis agreement. It was said that certain minor points were insisted on whi«h would not be conceded by the senate conferees, and that unless an agreement was reached before night, the whole mat ter wouid be referred back to the house. The chief of these points seemed to be tho question whether a new election should be held to locate the capital of Sftutli Dakota, which under the Sioux Falls constitution is fixed at Huron. The friends of that city appeared to bo will ing to wreck the bill, and let the whole matceer go over until the next session rather than submit the question to a new election. After along session this afternoon the question was finally decided and tho committee adjourned about eixi o'clock. The report prepared last night by Chair men Piatt and Springer, will recommend that the people in the territories of North Dakota, Montana and Washington, shall each elect seventy-five delegates on May 14 to constitutional conventions which will meet in their respective capitals on July 4. VOL XII JAMESTOWN DAKOTA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21 1«G0 NO 27 Tho constitutions which they adopt will be submitted to the people on the first Tuesday in October, and if they are ratified by the popular vote, the presi dent will issue his proclamation declar ing them admitted as states, and an elec tion will be held inJNovember for members of the legislature and representatives in congress. The legislatures will meet and elect United States senators, who will take their seats in congress at the De cember session, together with the repre sentatives. These provisions will also apply to South Dakota, with these exceptions. On May 14 they will vote to ratify or re ject the Sioux Falls constitution, and also on the question of the location of the capital at Huron. If the vote is not favorable provision is made for another constitution being framed. The provisions of the omnibus bill with regard to lands, etc., are not changed in any important matters, except that Judge Moody's provisions for the special allotment of lands to educational institutions is incorporated. The constitu tional conventions will fix the date for holding elections for the election of gov ernors and other state officers, but al though it is not fixed in the bill, they will no doubt be elected in October at the same time that the constitutions are ratified. The names of the new states are to be left as North and South Dakota. When it was known in the lobbies last night that the committee had agreed on a favorable report, great interest was felt as to what action would be taken by those members who are opposed to the bill. Barnes of Georgia,will not sign the report of the conference committee, and it is doubtful whether Butler of South Carolina will sign it but it is said that they will not carry their opposition any further. There only remains ten days more of the session, and any delay might be fatal. WORK FOR THE LAWYERS. Filings of Indian Scrip on Public Lands Held to be Invalid—The Title to ihe Townsite of Mianewan kau said to he Involved. A vory important- decision has been rendered at Washington, which will affect many of the townsites along the Northern Pacific railroad. The case was one in which land had been located by means of Sioux Indian half-breed scrip by parties claiming to act as attorneys in fact for Indians, and who have made the improvements required by the statute under the same power of attorney. These filings were claimed to be illegal because made for private benefit, and not for the benefit of the Indians, as stated in the affidavits. The cases have been before the department of the interior for some years, aud the secretary has now decided against the parties making the filings, on the ground that the entries were not made for the benefit of the Indians, but for private purposes, and that the tran action amounts in effect to a sale and transfer of the scrip, which is in direct violation of the law. The cases in which the decisions have been made public, are those of James W. AlJen et al, of Glen dive, Montana, against Lewis Morril et al, and John S. McGee et al vs. Henry F. Orhly et al of Devils Lake. Dakota. It is understood that this decision ap plies to part of tho townsite of Minne waukan. RAISE MORE V'i?iETABIiES. The Report ol' the Experiment Sta tion pi Brookings, on the Best Va rieties and Methods of Cultivation. Many? farmers might live much better than thoy do if they would set aside an acre or two for a garden and give it the same care and attention which they do to their oilier crops. There is nothing which v.'ill pay better for the money and labor expended on it than a good garden. The following hints may be found use ful, and the full reports can be obtained free by writing to the president of the college at Brookings: The land had been cultivated three years, the iirst two to grain. No manure was applied until the vegetables were raised. The land was plowed eight inch es deep in the fail of 87 and again in the spring following, 10 inches deep. After this it was kept in mellow condition by frequent stirring until the crops were planted. Most of tho vegetables occu pied a western slope with a southern ex posure. The corn and cabbage occupied the southern slope. Ail the land was well drained. The season was not a dry one. Radishes grow nicely, remaining a long time in condition for eating. Lettuce is good, only quite small, and if thinneu well the reowning plants give compact heads bleached to creamy yellow. It has a peculiar quality that is much priz ed. This is especially true of the Han son Spiiiich, was planted on April 3D, and the lirst picking was made on June 12. Tho Long standing is superior to the Landreth's Savory leaved. For winter use beet seed should be sown late. Roots three inches in diame ter are better than larger ones. Parsley and salsify make excellent growth but the latter branches too much. Cory's sweet com is excellent for early use,being ten days in advance of Early Minnesota, which is larger but. not better in quality. The small crook-neck squash and the Bash Scvillop are the earliest squashes. The New Egg Plant follows them. This is a small squash but not so watery as the first two. Tho Hubbard is the best marrow. The Sibley is prolific and ex cellent. Tho New York Improved Egg Plpr\t. V.r£e variety planted on Jnno 28 from the" fiot-bed, did not mature before frost. Of onions the White Globe is a good cropper but doesn't mature as early as Silver Skin and is more pungent. Yellow Danvers is an excellent yielder and ripens next to Silver Skin and before Weathersfield. McKay's R»d received from the department of agriculture ripen ed prematurely and did not seem adapted to the soil. Cauliflower is regarded as one of the best vegetables and should be extensive ly grown It thrives here. Endive is one of the most beautiiul salad plants grown. It attains perfection in this climate and can be stored for winter use like celery. Seven varieties of beans were tested. They blossom from July 2 to 22 and al most all are good. Landreth's Scarlet does not appear to be especially valuable. Peas in variety do nicely. The Extra Early is most profitable. McLean's Ad vancer is two weeks later but of finer quality. Yorkshire Hero is the best va riety tested. The peas are large and very sweet while young. Stratesrems are large and excellent but the pods do not fill. The great varieties of tomatoes run something as follows: General Grant, poor Bermuda, 48 lbs, fruit very early Canning Victor, poor JBeauty. fine but late Aoroe, a standard sort Paragon, among the latest Peach, poor Ferry's Early, prolific and poor Optimus Early, very "good Perfection, good but late Favorite, too late Conqueror, prolific but poor Golden Queen, large and yellow Alpha, Advance, Boston Market and Turner's Hybrid, poor. Board of Health Regulations. A meeting of the board of health was held at Mayor Allen's office yesterday af ternoon. Present—Cloes, Lieber and Allen. A motion was carried that the chief of police have 100 more scarlet fever notices printed, and also 100 copies of tho sections relating to the board of health, and that they be served on each physician and on each family that has the scarlet lever, and that when the health office? finds a family in desti tute circumstances they shall be reported to the county commissioners. On motion J. J. Thompson was ap pointed health officer, whose duty will be to have supervision over all cases of scar let fever or other contagious diseases, and who is to keep a record of same and see that the quarantine is enforced until danger of infection is over. He is also to interview daily every physician in the city, and report new cases to the chief of police and superintendent of public schools. He will be governed by the regulations of ordinance 14, relating to the beard of health, and his compensa tion will be two dollars a day. Now, Messrs. Senators. Senator Cullom of Illinois, in a recent letter to E. M. Sanford of Jamestown, who is an old friend, seemed to fear that nothing could be done this session in the conference committee of which he was a member. The result has, however, shown the senator that he was mistaken in his belief. If the United States senate will do as fairly by Dakota sis the house has done, all will be well and 'We will 1h» lutppy yH. You I'l'l. ALERT. WILL THEY ADJOURN? Both Houses Diseuss tha Proposal to Adjourn and Junket to Washington. Valley City Beats Fargo in the Fight for the Agricultural College. Governor's Veto of the Grand Forks Appropriation Bill Sustained in The House. BISMARCK, Feb. 18—Special—Alexan der Hughes today introduced in the council a joint resolution providing for a legislative recess from Feb. 28th to March 8th. The resolution was read the first and second time but an effort to give it the third reading and rush it through "was defeated. The adjournment feeling seems to be growing. It is the general impression that the resolution will go through the council ultimately, and if it does the bouse is almost sure to concur. The house judiciary eommittee today reported back favorably the Fletcher bill, which amends the political code so as to permit an adjournment of not more than 90 days, and provides five cents mileage for members going to and returning from home during ad journment. It has been held that there is no authority for an adjournment and this bill is calculated to meet that objec tion. It is the intention, if the Hughes resolution goes through, that the whole legislature shall visit Washington and attend the inauguration of Harrison in a body. Arrangements have been about completed for a special train and free transportation, so that if the move results otherwise than successfully it will be due to the spirit of "self-denial", which some of the members have been seen to exhibit before. The councilmen finally settled the ag ricultural college muddle today, as far as that body is concerned. There was a warm fight over the location but Valley City won by a vote of 15 to 5. There was along discussion over the two bills. The ww locating the collego at Fargo was indefinitely postponed. Among the other council bills passed today were No. 204, locating a normal school at Ashton, No. 114, providing how taxes shall be collected in incorporated cities. No. 34, abolishing the office of public examiner was indefinitely postponed. The governor sent in messages ap proving council bills 149 and 150, the Black Hills liquor laws, amendatory to those now in force, and also 230, the bill providing for the payment of certain wit nesses called before the Jamestown asy lum investigating committee. The gov ernor's veto of council bill No. 197, reap propriating and turning into the general fund certain unexpended balances at the Grand Forks university and Rapid City school of mines, was considered and the bill passed over his objections. In the house several things in the na ture of motions and resolutions were sprung andj several interesting discus sions resulted therefrom. The first arose over Bixler's motion to reconsider the vote of Saturday by which council bill No. 8, a bill to abolish the railroad commission, was indefinitely postponed. After along discussion during which it was frequently explained by the oppo nents of the bill that the railroad com mittee is now preparing a bill that will cover the ground in a more satisfactory manner, the vote was finally reconsidered. The second argu ment was over a resolution offered by Aikens, which after a long preamble de clares that the territory is about to be divided and that it would therefore be unwise to establish any new institutions for longer than one year, instructs all commit tees before whom such bills would naturally come to report in accordance therewith. This resolution drew ont a discussion lasting an hour. Fred Adams opposed it, and offered a substitute which covers about the same ground, but great ly modifies the original. Both were made a special order for tomorrow, ami during their consideration fur is expected to fly. Some of the members who have been la boring hard and long to secure the pas sage of a favorable report on bills estab lishing such institutions were and are justly provoked now that there is a chance that one little resolution will knock all their work and plans "aglee." The normal school bills. Nos. 11 and 8T. both came up for final passage today The house has got itself into a queer tangle on these bills. One locates a nor mal school at Lisbon and the other at Milnor, sixteen miles away. Both have been considered in committee of the whole and both have" been recommended to pass. The house decided to postpone the agony and made both bills a special order for tomorrow. The house passed several bills of more or less importance. Among them are No. 203. authorizing county commissioners to purchase well boring outfits and en gage in a general well boring business. The vote on the bill was: ayes 25, nays 17. There was quite a little flurry over house bill No. 97, a bill for an act to empower the governor to appoint women notaries pnblic, C'apt. VanEtten was enthusiasti cally in favor of the passage of the bill. Ho said that there were some members* of the house who evidently thought a woman was "not a parson but a thing." The bill was finally referred to Attorney General Skinner to pass up®n the consti tutionality of the measure. Bills introduced today werejae follows: House—By Aikene, amending the liti cal code so that county treasurers shall not receive fees for the collection of money handled by salaried officials by Green, to provide for a deputy territorial treasurer at a salary of $1200 per year by Morris, a complete railroad bill, de fining common carriers and the relations of the railroad commission thereto by Douglass, to provide the method of in corporation for connty mutual insurance companies by Aikens, refunding taxes on certain property, the title to which has been clouded by a recent decision of the Interior department. Council—By Soderberg, relative to the reassessment of property by flalley, amending the law creating the schoot of mines and changing the titles of some of the officers by Hughes, amending the code of civil "procedure by Campbell, amendatory of the laws of 1887, relating to the incorporation of cities bv committee on elections, to limit the term of office of territorial officials and trustees of public institutions appointed by the governor to 10 days after the expiration of the term of office of the governor who appointed them, also to establish an in dustrial school at Aberdeen by Byan to amend the law providing for the collec tion of taxes incorporated c.'ties and by Glaspell to amend the present laws governing the incorporation of cities. NOTES AND COMMENT. Among today's arrivals from the me tropolis of the James were Attorney E. W. Camp and Dr. Archibald. The governor vetoed house bill No. 4 today. This is a bill authorizing the is suance of bonds for the erection of coun ty buildings for court and jail purposes. The house today concurred in the un important amendments to the Soldiers' Home bill, and unless Governor Church again uses the veto the bill will become a law. Council bill No. 221, the bill which pro vides for furnishing the members with newspapers, went over the second veto of the governor today in the bouse, and is now a law in spite of the executive dis approval. A caucus of the republican members of the house was held today on the Hughes adjournment resolution. The vote stood a tie.The democratic senators can say stay or go, and it is reported that they will articulate the latter monosyllable. The judiciary eommittee today sub mitted a double-header report on house bill No. 284—a bill giving to women who pay taxes the right to vote. The major ity report declares the measure constitu tional the minority report says it is un constitutional. It is said that the report of the James town asylum investigating committee will be presented tomorrow. It is im possible to learn definitely the nature of the report which they will make, but there seems to be no question bat thai Dr. Archibald will be exonorated from the charges of cruelty and immorality and the management of the institution roasted for extravagance. Council bill No. 125, the bill authoris ing the appointment of a deputy or as sistant attorney general, passed the house today under suspension of tha rules. The bill is a recognition of General Skinner's personal popularity. It is an unusual proceeding for this raving, cranky legislature to treat with any de gree of respect., to say nothing to complying with the request of a democratic official. Mi. Skinners business will call him away from Bismarck shortly and the bill makes provision for legal advice for this legisla ture during his absence. There was a discussion in the house of representatives yesterday as to whether a woman was a citizen or not under the constitution. The same was developed on the introduction of a bill which al lowed a female to become a notary pub lic. Capt. VanEtten pranced br.iwly to the front and told the members that he had come there as a public speaker, but had kept quiet on thore Rr.hjtvts for va rious reasons, but had been dumbfound ed al the eloquence of others on these matters—tempcrance and womans suff rage. He said the Dakota* hou**e seemed t« agree with a Washington territory judge, that woman was not. citizen but a thing. The decision was referred to the gallant and popular Attorney Ges eral Skinner for a legal opinion. There is hope from this sourco at There is a delegation of New liockford people here looking after the court re moval bill, and eonnting no,*8 an a bill tCoiwlwlen on I'liiirlli Pate.)