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*4 VOL XII
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DO WE WANT THE'COLLEGE?
A Chance for Jamestown People to
Secure the Location of a
Business College.
The Business of the Postofl0.ee
Shows a 'Very Gratifying
Inereaso.
Attorney General liickeus Tells
How the New Tax Law
will Work.
Chance to Secure Another College.
Here is a chance for the Commercial
Union. H. L. Kucker, President North
West College of Commerce, Minneapolis
wants to establish business college
and short hand institute in Jamestown
and has written one of the business men
of this city the following letter. The
letter is sufficient explanation of the ad­
vantages to be derived from such an in­
stitution and the way to secure it. It is
as follows:
"I contemplate establishing a Business
college and Shorthand institute in that
part of North Dakota and Miss—
who is now attending my school, advises
me to investigate the feasibility of such
an enterprise at Jamestown.
Will you be kind enough to present
the matter to any body of your citizens
who are disposed to encourage laudable
enterprises to establish in your city?
I will say that in 1884 I established a
Business college at Marshalltown, Iowa,
and today it is a large and prosperous
school. In 1885 I established the Grand
Island Business College of Grand Island,
Nebraska, and last year the enrollment
reached 350 pupils, and last September
at Aberdeon IS. D. and the enrollment up
to the present time has reached 125
pupils.
If von compare the above record with
that made by the academy or university
you will find that the Business College
is" occupying the vantage ground, not­
withstanding the fact that the pupils are
required to pay nearly double the tui­
tion required to attend the Academy*
That all theso schools have been suc­
cessful proves conclusively that business
education is tho popular and I may say
profitable education of the tiifiss.
Reducing it to figures, it costs for tui­
tion, board etc., at the least estimate
over $300, for a pupil to complete the
prescribed business course in any reput­
able college, and assuming that it is
worth as much to those residing in your
city you will see that for the poorest re­
cord made, that of Aberdeen, it amounts
to $375,000, and it is true that tbe pat­
ronage of the city in which a school is
located forms a very small part of the
support of such a college.
In offering to establish a college, I do
not ask a bonus but I do ask the citizens
to subscribe from $1500, to $2000, worth
of scholarships to be paid for at the
opening of the college.
Postoffice Business Increasing.
It is an encouraging sign of the revival
in trade and of the solidity of our busi­
ness interests that the receipts of the
Jamestowir poBtoffice for the last year
show a considerable increase, in Bpite of
the partial failure of the wheat in this
region last year. It shows that the turn­
ing point has been reached and passed
and that jfrur city is now on the ascending
Incline.
The receipts in the money order de­
partment show the largest increase, be­
ing 25 per cent larger than last year.
This is especially gratifying, showing
that our people are n»t only holding
their own but are able to send away a
large amount of money to other states
and especially to Europe, to help their
fanihes and relatives to come out and
join them. The money order is especially
the medium of exchange made use of by
the poorer classess and the increase or
decrease of business in that department
forms an infallible guide to the prosper­
ity of the country. When the volume
of business transacted by the money
order department is large and increasing
it shows a healthy state of finance in the
neighborhood and especially so when
taken in connection with the partial fail­
ure of the wheat crop before mentioned.
Jamestown is not claiming any boom,
but she is claiming a substantial advance
in material welfare, while many towns
around her have fallen back.
The total receipts of the office do not
show so large an increase as tbe money
order department, but under the circum­
stances even a 5 per cent advance is en
couraging. The total receipts of the
Jamestown office for the last two years
areas follows, the amounts being the
receipts during the quarters ending on
the dates given:
1887
June 30 $1,510 70
September 30 1,516 48
December 30 1,710 47
March 31 1,436 48
1888
61,688 08
1,332 02
1,815 83
1,636 30
Total 86,174 13 86,472 23
It will be noticed that while the in­
crease for the whole year is only $300,
the quarter just ended shows an advance
of 8200 over the same period of last year.
With the Establishment of the headquar­
ters of the insurance company at James­
town and th& selection of this plaoe aa
the location of the warehouses of the
North Dakota Farmer's alliance, the
postoffice receipts may be confidently
expected to be swelled sufficiently this
year to place Jamestown in the rank of
second class offices, taking in over
$10,000 per year. This would not only
entitle the city to the benefits of the
special delivery system, but will also
raise the amount allowed for clerk hire to
$1,800 instead of $300 the present figure.
It is sincerely to be hoped that all our
business men will do their level best to
bring about this desirable result and aid
in securing for the citizens of Jamestown
nil tho benefits that can be enjoyed un­
der the postoffice laws.
The Gross .Earnings Tax.
A good deal of interest is felt in many
counties in the manner in which the
money which has been paid into the
treasury this spring will be distributed
to the various counties, and whether this
distribution should be made under the
act of 1883, or that past at- the recent
session in 1889. Attorny General Nick
eus has been consulted as to these ques­
tions, and has recently sent an «.pinionto
Territorial Treasurer Bailey covering
these points.
It will be remembered that under the
gross-earnings law passed this spring va
rious railroad companies, and notably the
Northern Pacific,have paid large amounts
of taxes on inter-state business, over and
hbove the taxes levied upon business
originating and terminating within this
territory. The attorney general is of
opinion that this money must be distrib­
uted under the act of 1889, under which
it is levied. In fact all money paid into
the treasury since March 7,1889, must be
distributed under that act, because while
that act provides that certain moneys
shall be paid in under the act of 1883, it
nowhere provides that any money 6hall
be paid "out" under that act.
A further reason is that the supreme
court in the case of Raymond vs. the
Northern Pacific Railroad company has
decided that the company has fully paid
up its taxes under tho law of 1883, and
that nothing more was due the territory.
The only case in which the moneys
would be distributed under the act of
1883, would be where any taxes are due
under the construction of the supreme
co-art in the Raymond case, and which
have not been jjaid in prior to the act of
1889.
The attorney general alc.» tenders an
opinion ou tho manner in which these
taxes will be apportioned among the dif­
ferent counties. He states that there are
four classes of counties.
First, counties through which a rail­
way having uo land grant passes.
Second, counties through which a rail­
way passes, and in which no unsold lands
are situated.
Third, counties through which a rail­
way having a land grant passes, in which
unsold lands of the railway are Bituated.
Fourth, counties through which no
railway passes, but in which unsold lands
are situated.
The counties of the first class should
receive 66% per cent of such gross earn­
ings, according to the number of miles
of main track situated in such counties.
The second class should receive 40 per
cent of such gross earnings according to
the number of miles of main track situ­
ated in the county.
The third class should receive 40 per cent
of such gross earnings, and in addition
such proportion of 30 per cent of the
gross earnings of such railway, as the
number of acres of unsold lands in such
county bears to the number of acres of
surveyed and unsold land in the several
counties in which such land grant is
situated.
The fourth class should receive such
proportion of the 30 per cent of such
gross earnings as the number of acres of
unsold lands in such county bears to the
number of acres of surveyed and unsold
lands in the «everal counties in which
snch land grant is situated.
As an instance of the different classes
of counties, Benson county is in the first
class, Cass county in the second, Stuts­
man in the third, and LaMoure or Eddy
in the fourth.
Liet's Have a Gopher Hunt.
Gopher hunts area fruitful source of
amusement in some parts of the territory
at this season of the year. Two teams
of crack shots start out in the morning
and the party that brings in the greatest
number of gopher tails in the evening
partakes of a supper at the expense of
the other fellows. What is the matter
of introducing this kind of a hunt in
Stutsman county? Gophers, notwith­
standing the free poison which the
county commissioners wisely distributed
last year, are still numerous in this
county. They are about as destructive
to crops as drouth, hail or rust and it
behooves the farmers to exterminate the
tribe if possible.
What's the matter with the Jamestown
crack shots making a raid on the go­
pher?
How it Works in Traill.
In another column is printed a peti­
tion asking the commissioners to keep
the
county
liquor license at $1000, which
if they have the power to do, it would put
tbe lowest license that could be granted
in the city at 81,400. It is only neces­
sary to look at other counties to see
what the result would be to the tax­
payers.
The following is from the last issue of
the Traill County Times:
About $1,100 has been paid in fines by
parties indicted for the unlawful sale of
liquors. It has cost Traill county this
year $11,000 to prosecute them, and still
the blind pigs are multiplying.
HOW THEY CELEBRATED.
Being a Full, True and Complete
Record ol What The Alert
Reporters Saw,
Ih re the (Jglebration by the Pat­
riotic Citizens of James
town.
"Evangelical Alliance of Christian
Churches" Wants a Sky
Scraping License.
The bystanders laughed to see him del
Every body had a good tiiho'tind'IiSfie#
they would enjoy the next centennial as
much as they did this.
Charley Mitchell collected "rocks" for
the new band's instruments.
E. P. Wells bid on blooded stock at
John Haggert's sale.
Charley Gray increased his fund of in­
formation by devouring some horticultu­
ral literature.
Dr. Blum penned a few more pages in
his forthcoming book, "Every man his
Own Physician or tho Secret of Longev­
ity."
The girls all put on their best dresses
and looked prettier than ever.
So did the married ladies,—only more
so.
Mr. Klaus, Mr. Driscoll and Capt.
Ingraham hoisted the star spangled
banner.
W. R. Kellogg attended the centenial
banquet in New York, as one of the
"four hundred."
E. W. Camp stayed in his office, and
sawed wood.
District Attorney Frye wore his
Blaine hat.
L. B. Miner taught his dog some new
tricks.
Mike Lynch made a new mash. Eh,
Sam?
F. B. Fancher rehearsed the deep,
dyed in the wool villian act which he will
do at the play tonight.
Charley Rattinger gave the Gladstone
guests abetter dinner than usual.
Ed Bowman was telling about that
fine new stock of dry goods and groceries'.
Hank Niemeyer smiled—as usual.
Detctive Fox struck a new clue.
The school children had a vacation.
Jim Bellivou said, "wouldn't that
knock you!"
Some Fine Horses.
On Saturday our streets in the vicinity
of Ringer's stable presented quite the
appearance of a French Horse fair.
Messrs. Kemp & Lowrey of 111., who are
large importers of horses, sent out a car
load of their finest Percheron stallions
for the approval or selection of Mr. E. P.
Wells, who has recently added a consid­
erable number of fine mares to his stock
at both his LaMoure and Stutsman
county farms. The parade and exhibit
of these superior specimens of the mag­
nificent French Percheron horses, at­
tracted a large crowd of our local horse­
men and others interested in such sub­
jects and there were many expressions
of regret that the entire bunch of horses
were not to be left here to improve the
stock of our county. Mr. Wells selected
the four year old dapple gFay stallion
Piston, weighing 1812 pounds and pro­
nounced by all who saw him the finest
horse now seen in the county for beauty
of outline, perfection of points, grace of
action and magnificent style, it is hard
to see how he could be improved on.
Piston was foaled May 1 1885 in the
Commune de Cormes, Department La
Ferti, France and imported in 1887. He
was breed by Tachean one of the two
leading breeders of France and descends
in a direst line from Monarch 734 and
Chopine 4847. It is fortunate for Da­
kota that our farmers are turning their
attention away from wheat and toward
JAMESTOWNS DAKOTA THURSDAY MAY 2 1889
X-
How They Celebrated.
in&his
A. A. Allen nailed d'own carpets
new house.
W. B. S. Trimble stayed in his o^Bce
and wrote a letter to his best girl.
Chas. T. Hills tied a wet towel rottnd
his head and"studied his part in "Among
the Breakers."
F. D. Alexander went out in the coikn
try and shot—at—some gophers.
Justice W. V. Wells wrote a poem'.on
"Spring-"
Chan Lathrop took his girl out ridfng.
George Purchase set up the cigars.
Jim Lloyd took the other fellows £irl
out buggy riding.*
The Fort Seward ball club,—didn't
play ball.
Major Warnock wrote an editorial to
prove that the Farmers' alliance wouldn't
join with the democrats this fall to se­
cure the offices.
Charley Avis explained Grover's de­
feat, held sweet communion with the
patron sinners of early democracy and
expiated oracularly upon the degeneracy
of "Jimmy" Blame.
The railroad boys and The Alert peo­
ple worked—they always do.
Gus Lieber dreamed about how the
band of which ho is manager would sur­
prise the people with classic music to­
night.
Major Lyon talked politics.
Charley Rattinger practiced playing
"White Wings" on his new-horn.
His neighbors swore at him for doin,
it.
Anton Ott had a tumble off his bicycle.
rr
WEEKLY
the production of horses and cattle of
high breed and it is to be hoped that
Mr. Wells will be willing to allow the use
of his last purchase by other farmers in
the neighborhood.
Wants $1000 County License.
At the last meeting of the county com­
missioners the following petition was pre­
sented, signed by six gentlemen compos­
ing tho "executive commiteo of the
Evangelical Alliance of Christian
churches." The petition was accepted
and placed on file. It is as follows:
To the Honorable Board of County Com­
missioners of Stutsman Counry, D.T.:
GENTLEMEN:—Having been informed
that an effort is to be maue to secure
that action upon your part whereby the
county licenses to be paid by saloon
keepers shall be fixed below the maxi­
mum of 81000, and believing such action
to be inimical to the moral interests of
the community and prejudicial to the
financial interests of the county we, the
executive committee of the Evangelical
Alliance of Christian churches, respect­
fully petition your honorable body not to
take such action, but to establish the
maximum license of §1000.
While no official opinion has yet been
rendered by the district attorney in the
matter, it is probable that the board will
do nothiug for the present to compel the
saloon keepers to take out a county li
cense for wo. reasons. First, they al­
ready have a license from the city run­
ning until July 1st, which was issued
before the latest legislation on the sub­
ject was passed,and it is extremely doubt­
ful whether the county could now have
those licenses declared void. Secondly,
on account of the peculiar wording of
the a--t, it is doubtful whether the county
has the power to demand a license at all
within the city. Several of tho best law­
yers in the city express the opinion that
the new law does not repeal the exclusive
power to issue license, granted to the city
under the special charter. The reason for
this construction is that the repealing
clause of the act, which runs "all acts
and parts of acts, in conflict with this
act, are hereby repealed," is not sufficient
to repeal a special act. In order to do
that it would be necessary for the clause
to read "all acts, and parts of acts, both
special and general," are hereby repeal­
ed. These. wordsj "both special and gen­
eral,'' were inserted in the act fixing the
amount of the license, but were omitted
from trho act making a county license
necesary. and it therefore appears that
the city retains the exclusive power to
grant liquor licenses within its bounda­
ries.
There area number of these counties
which the same question arises, but
so far they have all taken tho same view
as the Stutsman county officials, that the
county cannot levy a license, where a city
has a special charter.
Interviews.
ago ex-Treasurer
Ileady-Made
Some two weeks
Lawler was in St. Paul, and a morning
newspaper there published an alleged in­
terview in which he was credited with
saying that Ordway would become one
of North Dakota's senators by the use of
boodle. Now Lawler says he never said
any such thing, and that he was not in­
terviewed. The aforesaid morning news­
paper corrects, retracts and apologizes,
and says, "doubtless it was a case of mis­
taken identity." Perhaps it was this
same "ill-informed reporter" who fulmi­
nated that bogus interview with Hon. W
E. Dodge a few days ago. From a news­
paper standpoint the allegsd interview
with Mr. Dodge was a good one—that is,
it was full of spice and attracted atten­
tion. But it, as in the case of Mr. Law­
ler, misrepresented the gentleman whom
it pretended to quote and placed him in
an uncomfortable position. It is said
that this newspaper, which has been par­
ticularly unfortunate in interviewing
people of late, has a pigeon hole stuffed
full of ready-made interviews, all prepar­
ed for the printer, and that when a
prominent man comes to town the city
editor selects one at iandom, fills in the
blank left for the name, and the inter­
viewing is done. The scheme is an enter­
prising one, but it requires great judg­
ment in its execution to make it work
smoothly. The mistake in tho cases of
Mr. Lawler and Mr. Dodge was one that
of course was liable to occur—the editor
got the wrong interview.
In this co nnectiou it might be stated
that Mr. Dodge is making a brilliant
success in his management of the legal
department of the "Manitoba road for
Dakota. Last year he made the re­
markable record of winning every case
which he tried for the company. The
Manitoba appreciates ability in any de­
partment and that they appreciate the
valuable services of the bead of the
Dakota legal department is pretty
conclusively proven if it be true—and the
rumor by the way is pretty well authen­
ticated—that they have tecently increas­
ed by $1000 a salary which was generous
before the raise came. There is a good
deal of talk at Fargo, about making W.
E., Judge Dodge if he would consent.
Sacrament of Confirmation.
Bishop Walker arrived from Fargo on
the noon train on Saturday, to make his
regular visitation of the Episcopal
church at this place, and to administer
the sacrament of confirmation to such as
were ready. The Bishop conducted the
morning service yesterday, and confirmed
the following persons, Mrs. A. Parkinson
Miss Katie Tilden, Miss Rosa Baseett,
and Miss Annie Kelley. The bishop
left for Fargo on the afternoon train.
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LOCAL DRAMATIC TALENT.
The Amateur Dramatic Club Scores
Success in Presenting
"Among the Breakers."
a
A Large Crowd Witnesses the Pre­
sentation and Joins in the
Verdict "Well Done."
Jamestown Secures the Headquar­
ters of the Alliance Insur­
ance Company.
Rivaling Professionals.
The Amateur Dramatic club covered
itself with glory Tuesday. Its members
presented the pla, "Among the Break­
ers," and the verdict was, "well done."
There have been less meritorious presen­
tations in this city by professional, trav­
eling companies than that which the local
dramatic club gave last night. And this
notwithstanding the fact that sickness
and other reasons have made it necessa­
ry to recast the play several times. The
presentation was first decided on nearly
three months ago, but only one or two of
those who were in the original cast re­
mained through until last night. There
were two members who were only as­
signed the parts which they personated
four days ago.
The play is a pleasant intermixture of,
trials, tribulations and villiany with vic­
tory, joy and love, punctuated with the
usual quantity of marriage and giving in
marriage. The hero fomes out of his
dramatic vicissitudes victorious, the yil
lian repents, reforms and is reclaimed,
the heroine marries a handsome follow,
and when the curtain drops on the last
act everything has eventuated just as it
should have done,without any bloodshed,
and on the principle that virtue and up­
rightness are ever triumphant. The fol­
lowing is ihe cast:
David Murray, keeper of Kail-point
Lights F. B. Fanelier
Larry Divine, his assistant W. P.Larcy
Hon. Bruce Hunter I. A. Frye
Clarence Hunter, his ward Dr. 1). S. Moore
Peter. Paragrajtfi, si new-twjapar
porter .' .: Vtctr&f. T.' Kills
Scud, Hunter's colored servant.. F. H. Chapman
Hiss Bess Starbright, "cast up Tjy the
waves" Miss .Tuna Eddy
Miss Minnie Daze, Hunter's niece
r-
Mrs. F. Chapman
Mother Carey, a reputed fortune tel­
ler Mrs. 11. D. Adams
Biddy Bean, an Irish girl.. .Miss Grace Vincent
The evening's entertainment opened
with a musical selection by the James­
town brass band, under Leader Tunstall.
A male quartette, consisting of Messrs.
Voigt, Holgate, Adams and Karcher
sang, and then the curtain was rung up
and the play proceeded. Sandwiched in
between the first and second acts, were a
finely rendered^and loudly applauded solo
by Mr. Holgate, a cornet solo by Mr.
Voigt, which was encored, and another
selection by the male quartette.
It is not the purpose of The Alert to
criticize this performance, but were it
such there would be but little opportu­
nity. The scene of the play is laid along
the sea coast near the light house of
which David Murray is the keeper. The
first act opens with a scene in which
Larry Divine,* Murray's "Hiburnicum"
assistant, gets smitten with the charms
of Biddy Bean. W. P. Larcy, as Larry,
was easy, natural and could hardly have
been improved upon. His make up was
especially good. His red wig, flannel
shirt and high top ^boots, enclosing his
trousers, gave him a decidedly Irish ap­
pearance, and his accent, while it easily
disclosed his nationality, proclaimed the
wisdom of his selection, and left nothing
to be desired in his impersonation. Miss
Grace Vincent won many compliments in
her role as Biddy Bean, who captures
Larry's heart. Her mastery of dialect
was almost equal to Mr. Larcy's. The
Alert is unable to pass upon the realism
of the love scenes, but accepting the ver­
dict of experienced married people, pro­
nounces it "perfectly natural."
F. B. Fancher did the heavy tragedy
of the raning, playing David Murray,t he
lighthouse keeper who is the convention­
al villian. His] manner and bearing are
those of an actor and he seems quite at
home on the stage. His excellent acting
convinced everyone that no play by
local talent would be completo without
he had a place in the cast. F. Chap­
man as Scud, the colored servant, was
the favorite^with the boys. Jamestown
theater goers have seen colored parts less
satisfactorily 'impersonated by profes­
sionals. He knew his lines, said them
just as a darkey would and cut up the
coon capersjin a very realistic manner.
J. A. Frye was Hon. Brace Hunter, the
dignified, gentlemanly and important
personage of the play. Jesse did the
part full justice and never failed to rise
to the dignity of the occasion. Dr.
Moore as Clarence Hunter had a part
which gave no particularly opportunity
for the display of unusual dramatic
talent but he made the most of it.
Charley Hills found his former repor
torial experience useful and kept the
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audience smiling at his happy caricature
of the enterprising news gatherer. He
made love to two ladies and got in no
end of trouble thereby but managed to
square himself and marry the one ho
wanted. Charley's previous amateur
dramatic experience showed itself in his
good work. The acting of Mrs. H. D.
Adams as Mother Carey, the supposed
witch, was extremely well done. Her
make up was good and her enunciation
clear and distinct. Miss Bess Starbright
"cast up by the waves," was cleverly
played by Miss Juna Eddy. The part
was a bright and attractive one and Miss
Eddy acted its piquancy with a natural
unaff'ectedness which was appreciated.
Mrs. F. H. Chapman took the part of
Miss Minnie Daze, a stately and digni­
fied part well suited to the lady. Mrs.
Chapman's stage presence was one of the
best of the evening.
The rink was filled, every seat beiner oc­
cupied. The amount of tho proceeds
was not ascertained but they are expected
to exceed SI50 which will be used for the
benefit of the no®r of the citv.
JAMESTOWN IS HEADQUARTERS
Of the Farmers Alliance Hail and
Fire, and Fidelity Life Insurance
Companies.
A transfer which has been in contem­
plation for some time, has now tqjten def­
inite shape and may be regarded as
finally settled. Ever since the passage
of the bill for the division and admission
of the territory, the Farmer's Alliance
Insurance company has been looking
around for a suitable location, for the
headquarters for North Dakota, and
they have finally decided on Jamestown,
as best suited for their purpose. James­
town's position as a railroad center, with
roads running north, south, east and
west gives her mail facilities for the
rapid transmission of correspondence
unequalled by any other town in the
territory. That these advantages are
appreciated by outside parties, is shown
by the selection of Jamestown for tho
North Dak ta headquarters of this In­
surance company, in the same week that
she was chosen by tho Catholics for the
location of their new cathedral, college
and convent.
The now company will occupy the
ground floor of the Metropolitan block,
on Fifth avenue, and Mr. Lloyd says
that he has already rented several of the
Stherrooms South
Dakota headquarters the company now
employs about 20 clerks and they will
doubtless require nearly as many for
Jamestown before the end of the year,
as their business is rapidly increasing.
It will however take some time to make
a complete transcript of the records for
North Dakota. The company's book­
keeper arrives to take posssession on
Saturday.
The new institution is an amalgama­
tion of the Huron Fidelity Fire Com­
pany, with the Farmer's Alliance Hail
and Life companies, the three being
under one management, and practically
the same. One good result of the selec­
tion of Jamestown as the headquarters
is that the postoffice receipts will be
swelled by about $1500 a year which
will bring the city within measurable
distance of the free delivery service.
Great credit is due to the gentlemen
who have spared no time and pains to
bring this important institution to
Jamestown, and the eitizens should show
their appreciation of the compliment,
by giving the new company a liberal
support.
The Goplier Hunt.
It was rather unfortunate that the
gopher hunt was mentioned in The Alert
on Monday, as the gophers heard the
farmers talking about it, and were not
receiving visitors, when the boys called
at their residences Tuesday. At least
that is the reason that the boys give,why
they brought home so few tails yester­
day, and probably it is as good an excuse
as they could invent. It is unnecessary
to state that each of the boys swears that
he shot lots of gophers, that tumbled
dead into their holes and could not be
secured. Everybody knows that gophers
are built that way and do it on pur­
pose to spite their murderers. Another
reason given for the small score is that
the weather was too cold, which shows
that the gophers are naturally ungrate­
ful, as the boys went out for the express
purpose of making it hot for them.
When the gopher bustles were finally
counted it was found that George Web­
ster's team were the victors by six tails,
the score being 121 to 115.
Assessors' Bouds.
Under the new law all township asses­
sors will have to give bonds in the penal
sum of 8500, with two good and sufficient
sureties, to be approved by the board of
supervisors of the township for which
snch nssessor is elected. These bonds
must be handed to the township clerk
whoso duty it shall be to tile tho same
with the clerk of the district court. If a
township clerk refuses or neglects to
procure and file the bonds of township
officers he shall be liable to a fine of not
less than $10 or more than $50. The
township shall make an appropriation of
fifty cents for each bond required to be
filed and pay the same to the clerk of the
district court.
Mandan Pioneer: If the legislature or
the constitution makers or anybody else,
propose to put the capital on wheels, let
them drop it somewhere wbeie the' resi­
dents have some idea of the metropolitan
ways. There is Jamestown, Fargo. Grand
Forks —all of them are more up to the
times than rural, backwoods Devils
Lake.
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