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VOL XII THELAM" THE S. 0. Y'S. The Encampment will Conclude To-Night With a Ball and Banquet. Practical Experiments Demon strate the Adaptability of Dakota soil i'or Beets. The Election Quiet—A big Snow Storm—That Frog Story Travels. Sons of Veterans. The sixth annual encampment of the Dakota division of the Sons of Veterans opened here this Tuesday. Last night's train brought in the advance guard and No. 1 this morning increased the number a few but tho list of those already here is very short. The boys claim that the election today is keeping many at home but that, they will be coming iu tonight and tomorrow. Arnonjr the prominent "sons" who are now iu the city re Col. Worden of Eden, who was here at the G. A. R. encampment two years ago and organized the Col. E. S. Miller camp. Col. Bras and Adjutant W. A. Bell of Mt. Vernon, who are at the head of the division. The following is a list of those who had registered this morning at the head quarters iu the Doolittie block: C. C. Bras and W. A. Bell, Mt. Vernon E. F. Baker, Arlington, W. A. Selsworth, and H. D. Stark, Forman. F. A. Rogers and D. V. Moore, Mitchell, O. H. Davis W. H. Squier, Lisbon, C. J. Fink, Mt. Vernon, A. D. Bingham, Brainerd. The delegates got together this morn ing in the Odd Fellows hall, where the business meetings will be held, but did not transact much business on account of the limited number present. The advisability of dividing the division when statehood couies was discussed. The Sons of Veterans voted yesterday to divide this division r.nd elected of ficers. Tho authority to divide is not vested in the division, and the vote is 6imply an expression of the delegates' wishes for the guidance of the com mander-in-chief of the national organiza tion, to whom the matter vill be submit ted. Officers were elected for North and South Dakota, but as division is subject to the approval of a higher authority, the officers for South Dakota will be the officers for the whole territory until the division is approved and officially an nounced. The officers elected for South Dakota are: Colonel Commanding—C. C. Bras, Mt. Vernon. Lieutenant Colonel—E. F. Baker, Ar lington. Major—D. V. Moore, Mitchell. Camp Council—E. G. Worden, Eden W. A. Roger, Mitchell C. J. Fink, Mt. Vernon. Delegate at Large—W. A. Roger, Mitchell. Alternate—E. F. Baker, Arlington. Delegate—W. A. Bell, Mt. Vernon. Alternate—W. H. Kephart, Miller. The North Dakota officers, elected con tingent upon division, are: Colonel Commanding,W. A. Ellsworth, Forman. Lieutenant Colonel—C. A. Latbrop, Jamestown. Major—W. H. Squier, Lisbon. Camp Council—A. H. Davis, Lisbon Wm. Melchoir, Jamestown H. D. Stark, Forman. Delegate at Large—H. D. Stark, For man. Alternate O. J. Seiler, Jamestown. Delegate—Wm. Melchoir, Jamestown. Alternate—A. H. Davis, Lisbon. The report of Division Inspector Wor den was read this morning. It shows twenty-six camps in good standing, nine teen of which were organized during the past year. The total membership in the Dakota division' is about 500. Reports received from fifteen camps show that there are 2(54 members in good standing. The condition of the order is found to be good on the whole, and interest on the increase. NOTES OF THE MEETING. The Jamestown Brass band gave another of their enjoyable concerts in the park last night, in honor of the ar rival of the delegates to tbe Sons of Veterans convention. The business of the encampment was concluded this morning, and this after noon the visiting delegates went out to the asylum and inspected tho model in stitution of Dakota. Lisbon was chosen as the place for the North Dakota encampment next year. The South Dakota boys will hold a tent encampment half way between Miller and St. Lawren ce. The banquet and ball at the rink to night will conclude the encampment. Supper will be served by the ladies of the W. R. C., and a general invitation is extended to the public to be present. After the banquet the floor will be clear ed for dancing. Onlv members of theS. Q. V. and G. A. R-, and those who have tickets will be allowed on the floor. Col. Worden, who two years ago was the colonelc ommanding the division,was here at the G. A. R. encampment and or ganized the local camp. The colonel is an old newspaper man. He has recently disposed of his interest in the Eden Echo, and will leave for the west in the morning in search of a new location. He expects to stop at Bismarck and organize a camp there. The Alert has been unable to obtain a complete list of the speakers for tho ban quet, but the following is an incomplete list of the gentlemen who are expected to make a few remarks: Alfred Dickey, Jno. S. Watson, Rev. N. D. Fanning, E. W. Camp. J. A. Frye, Mayor Fuller, Col. Worden, F. B. Fancher. Prof. O. T. Den ny, Captain McClellan, B. S. Russell and Major Squier of Lisbon. The Sons of Veterans express them selves as much pleased with the beauti ful situation of Jamestown. Many of them have been living on the high prai ries, and they say it seems like getting back into God's country, to see the trees again. If the weather should clear up tomorrow a number of them will avail themselves of tbe facilities for boating and fishing afforded by tho river. On account of tho disagreeable weather it has been decided to postpone the banquet which was to have been given to the visiting S. O. V's tonight. It will occur tomorrow night and a quadrille party will be made up at its conclusion, making the dance and ban quet the same evening. The supper for tho banquet will be furnished by the ladies of the Woman's Relief Corps. A number of interesting and well known speakers will respond to toasts. One of the delegates to the encamp ment is a somnambulist. Last night be went to bed with another delegate and this morning could not be found although his clothes lay undisturbed where he had deposited them when retiring. The young man was looked for all over the hotel and found after a long search lock ed up and peacefully slumbering in an other room in a distant portion of the hotel. If any of the boarders meet an apparition in white gliding through the halls and corridors in a decidedly uncon ventional dress they can set it down that it is this sleep walking Son of a Veteran. The Beet Root Sugar Industry. The beet root sugar industry gives promise of becoming an important factor in the future development of Dakota. In many parts of the United States where root crops are grown less luxuriently than here the crowing of beets for manu facture into sugar has developed into a great industry with millions of capital invested, giving employment to thous ands of hands. Claus Snreckles, the California millionaire, is greatly interest ed in this kind of sugar making and re ceives a big income from his investments. It will be remembered that some months ago he communicated with a Jamestown gentleman with reference to the quali ties of our soil and particularly as to its adaptability for growing beets. He inti mated that provided his information was satisfactory he might interest himself in the matter and build a sugar factory in Jamestown. The sugar obtained from the beet is similar to cane sugar, but inferior in sweetening qualities. The attention of the scientific world was first called to the sugar contained in tho common beet by a German apothecary in the middle of the eighteenth century but no profitable method of extracting it was devised until Napoleon's continental system raised the price of sugar and spurred the inventive mind to a solution of the difficulty. Since that time protective duties have foster ed tho industry until it has now assumed proportions which entitle to be classed among the important industries of that country. Germany, Austria and many other European nations also stand well up in the list of countries where the production of beet root sugar is engaged in. The adaptability of the Dakota soil to raising all kinds of root crops was long ago conclusively demonstrated and of these beets make one of the most suc cessful crops. At the experiment station of the Brookings agricultural college a series of experiments were undertaken last year with a view to demonstrating the practibility of profitably growing beets in Dakota for manufacture into sugar. They have issued a bulletin giv ing the result, from which we quote. "In conclusion" it says "it might be well to state that owing to the wide spread and ever increasing interest in sugar bearing plants and their adaptability to different climatic conditions, tbe foregoing experi ments with sugar beets wore undertaken. Of course the primary object was to ascertain if sugar beets were adapted to our eoil and climate. The fact that all root crops grow to perfection and afford enormous yields in this territory was on encouragement to undertake the^ork. And perhaps it may be permissable to state that if we may take into consider ation the reported yield in per cent of sugar in countries where the sugar beet industry is carried on successfully, the experiments have been very encouraging. Especially is this true when the extreme ly unfavorable conditions under which the experiments were conducted are taken into consideration. The experiments will be repeated this season under more favorable conditions JAMESTOWN! DAKOTA THURSDAY MAY so far as culture is concerned and it is to be hoped that farmers in different parts of the territory -\Vili undertake to raise small quanties (say one-fourth to one half acre) of these varieties of beots that give tho greatest yields of sugar. Of course such work can not be undertaken with the expectation of making a direct ly profitable investment in sugar, since that can only be accomplished after large and exponsive sugar factories have been established. But if it can be demon strated that sugar beets may be grown successfully iu different sections of this territory the factories will be quick and sure to follow. It has been and is the aim of this station to aid the farmer in adding to tho number of crops that may be grown afcjJL profit and in furtherance of this line op policy the station offers to analyze free of charge any samples of sugar beets that may he grown in the territory. It is desirable that the data of the treat ment of crops and soil shall accompany each sample, for thus may it lie determin ed just what treatment yields the best returns. Moreover it must be remember ed that the beets so grown are valuable for feeding purposes. This fact makes it easier for the station to ask for tho co operation of farmers in this line of inves tigation, since under no possible circum stances would t.hey incur any risk of loss greater than in raising any other root crops. All correspondence in reference to methods of cultivation should be ad dressed to Professor Foster, while corre spondence in reference to analysis should be addressed to the chemist of tlie station. Advertising Jamestown. RIGHT YOU ARE, JOSEPH. Chicago Mail: The wind is tempered to the shorn lamb always. Jamestown, Dakota, was visited by a shower Of nice fat frogs yesterday. Now if Bismarck could arrange for a shower of eastern tenderfeot with boodles of money for in vestment, North Dakota would bo quite happy. AN EMIGRATION DOCUMENT. Minneapolis Tribune: That frog shower in Dakota will do much to draw French emigrants to that region. EMULATING OUR FKOGS. Chicago News: Ohio has lately bean treated to a shower of crawfish. Nature seems to be giving that state a gentle re buke concerning tho stjle of progress which she has observed thereabouts. IT PUZZLES BOSTON. Boston Globe: Anyway, there is no doubt that the phenomenon of falling frogs does actually occur at times during violent storms, and a very curious phev" nomenon it is: inexplicable by the wis dom of the world's wise men. A May Day Snow Storin. Early on Tuesday before most people were out of bed tho clouds began drop ping heavy enow flakes and as the day advanced the flakes became thicker and finerunt.il at five o'clock this evening the air was filled with the beau tiful, but unusual moisture. The sight presented was a cheerful one to everybody. The snow had fallen four inches on the level, and every drop of the water it was making will soak into the ground. The trees in full leaf had their branches bending heavily with the unusual load. The streets contained ample snow for sleighing. Enough snow has fallen to insure the sprouting of wheat and a good start for growing grain in this vicinity. In 1883 there was a similar storm. It was in May, but less than the snow of today. From May until July 15 of that yeai there was no other moisture on the grain, yet a good crop was harvested that year. The Color Line in CliriRtiauity. CHARLESTON", S. C., May 14.—The dio cesan convention of the Episcopal church of South Carolina, in session at Aiken, temporarily settled the dispute as to the status of "the negro in the church by adopting an amendment to the constitu tion providing that colored clergymen of churches declared by a concurrent vote of both orders (lay and cleVical) to lie in union with the convention shall be entitled to sit in convention. This prac tically excludes colored clergymen, ex cept those who were entitled to seats before the amendment. In other words it is a compromise by which, eventually, colored representation in the convention will cease. Something Better Than the Cabinet. WASHINGTON, May 14.—It is generally understood among the senatorial associ ates of Senator Allison that he will be married this fall to Hiss Stoughton. the daughter of a widow ladv of this city. The family is an old and honorable one, and it is their former home that is being remodeled for the occupancy of Mr. Blaine, although they haven't occupied it since the war. Senator Allison is a widower, his first wife having been the daughter of the late Senator IJ rimes, of Iowa. Firr-Rnting .Tul£« AVilUiu*. Saratoga, N. Y.. May 14.—Judge R. L. Wilkins. of Duluth, Minn., who is here as an attorney for one of the claim ants to the estate of Dr. Austin, located in Minnesota and Saratoga, and who is now charged by one of the newspapers with fraud in seeking to obtain personal possession of said estate, is now out with a published statement, saying, among other things: "I challenge the unprin cipled coward and liar who took upon himself to give unfounded information to the newspaper to prove his statement or remain branded as a liar." Senator Gorman says that the report that he is to succeed the late W. Barnum as chairman of the Democratic national committee is incorrect, and that at the June meeting Calvin S. Brice will be unanimously chosen for that po sition. "DA HAST DU JVTTPIT The Republican Party and tHe Peo ples' Convention Endorsed at the Polls Yesterday. A Light Vote, but a Complete Vic tory for Camp, Fancher and Blewett. The People Decide that the Day of Bolters in Stutsman County lias Passed. Camp, lilewett. and Fancher. The election yesterday proves that the people still rule and that the efforts of newspapers and bolters to override the decrees of their caucuses and conven tions shall no longer prevail. It was a contest between regular nominees and bolters and the emphatic manner in which the people pronounced in favor of the regular nominees is an unmistake able declaration that the day of the bolter in Stutsman county politics has passed. The nominees of the Peoples' conven tion were two republicans and a demo crat and The Alert is pleased to see that republicans generally followed its advice and voted for two republicans thereby increasing their election by a flattering vote. Stutsman county by this election again takes its place among the counties of North Dakota as a republican strong hold. The victory is a distinctively republican one and presages future re publican rule in this county. The democrats had two men in the field—Mr. Blewett the regular nominee and Mr. McGinnis, the self imposed can didate who derived his support from the disaffected and disappointed element of both parties. The compromising politi cal attitude of Mr. McGinnis was so evident that his supposed personal popu larity, which has hitherto made him a strong candidate, was of little avail against the regular nominee, notwith standing the violent newspaper opposi tion to the latter. Mr. Blewett's vote is very gratifying to his friends, his country vote looming up in a surprising manner. A number of country precincts have not been reported. The vote as far as received is as follows: l'KKOIXCTS. 2 First ward ... (-5 05 33 51 108 141 49 Third ward ... 100 (7 92 47 Fourth ward ... 08 83 47 54 Buchanan ... 14 17 8 5 Corinne Durham Montpelier Mt. Pleasant 24 40 20 10 7 IS 1 1! 14 1 7 0 4 10 1 11 5 O.J 10 in 9 8 20 34 14 li 4 19 Spiritwood I,ake 5 12 8 6 Station ... 15 IS 1 4 Stirton Sharlow 7 5 10 Ypsilanti 19 23 3 7 562 124 :U4 THE MISSES DIIEXEL. How a Charitable Heiress is Trying to Discover Her Mission.—Indian Women to be Educated. It will be remembered that the Misses Drexel of Philadelphia, in company with Bev. Father Stephan, formerly of this parish made Jamestown a visit a year or so ago, at the time the young ladies were engaged in looking up the condition of Indian women in Dakota. The Drexel girls have an immense fortune, and being of strongly sympathetic and religious tendencies are devoting their lives and means to the amelioration of the condition of Indian and Negro women in this country. The young ladies while in Jamestown presented a most modest, and simple appearance. They were dessed with no outward dis play of their social rank, and bore no evidence of being heir in their own right to millionaire parents. Eye glas ses, and a direct air of investigating in quisitiveness along distinguished them to a casual gazer. They visited the Turtle Mountain Indians, while in Dakota, lhe ethnological problem presented by tho "breed," as it bears upon social reforms proposed by the young ladies, certainly must have impressed itself upon their minds. How the condition was manipu lated to subserve their theory has not yet been announced. Concerning the plans of the Misses Drexel tho Philadelphia Press says* It can be announced on unquestionable eccle°iastical authority that Miss Kate Drexel's entrance into a convent of the Sisters of Mercy, in Pittsburg, is only temporary and that she has no intention of becoming a member of that order. Her purpose is not merely the general one of renouncing the world. Her position at the present time is. 6imply that of one who has retired to meditate upon a great and long cherished project, namely that of the institution of a new sisterhood, whose field of work shall be among the Indian and Negro race3. "Miss Drexel's object," said a friend of the Drexel family yesterday, "in taking the step which has attracted such wide spread attention is simply to secure re tirement ffom the world for several months, in order to know whether what she has had in her mind for some years past is God's will in her regard, and if so, to become thoroughly acquainted with the interior life of a religious community. As almost every one knows Miss Kate Drexel has been for a number of years interested in the Indian and colored mis sion. She has given most freely and most generously of her largo income for the founding of schools for the education of Indian and colored children. Not satisfied with giving her money, she wishes now to give herself to this work. "Miss Drexel feels that if a community of Sisters could be established who would devote themselves exclusively to the education of Indian and colored girls a grand work would be accomplished for the civilization and moral and religious improvement of these people. She is al so satisfied that it can only be done by Sisters who would vow themselves ex clusively to this work. In retirement, therefore, and alone with God she wishes to find out whether He will make known to her that such is His will. "Miss Drexel has already devoted much of her personal attention to this work to which she now seeks to devote her entire time and fortune. With her two sisters she has already made two visits to the Indian tribes of the west and northwest. She knows their condi tion thoroughly and, therefore, realizes the necessity of the work she now wishes to undertake." When she actively enters onthe new undertaking she will probably group around a number of young ladies who are similarly impressed with the possibilities of the field. Their influence will be thrown out all through the south ern states and western states and terri tories. Schoolhouses and missons will be built, and the cause of the Catholic church will be given a great impetus among the races toward which Miss Drexel's endeavors will be directed. Over The Cataract. When the brave Stanley and his tire less followers were pushing their way into Central Africa, they came one day, to the bank of a mighty river. Footsore and weary they quickly launch their boats, and find rest and change in floating upon the smooth surface of the stream. Soon, however, the watchful eye of the great explorer sees unmistakable signs of the near presence of a cataract. The current grows swift, tiny bubbles float by. The signal is given to land, and the party seeks safety on the low, shelving bank. One daring spirit, however, pushes his little canoe into the middle of the stream and goes resolutely forward, with the seeming intentien of finding whether the river is navigable. In vain his comrades shout and gesticu late, rushing wildly along the river bank in pursuit. Not until the loud thunder of falling water breaks upon his ear, does he attempt to turn. Alas, it is too late. The oars are wrenched from his hands, the boat is tossed wildly about, a mere atom in the seething waters, and in a brief moment, which seems an age to the lookers on, it is dashed to pieces against a huge bowlder on the very brink of a frightful precipice. In vain our comrades are kindly warn ing us of our danger. Our columns have often portrayed the fearful scourge that surrounds us. Often we hear the expres sion "Is this fearful scourge more pre valent than in olden times?" We say "No." In Brutus and Julius Caesar's time, in the dark ages, we read of powerful men being stricken down. The same obstacles are met. The victim succumbs to the disease. The recent discoveries of the microscope have developed the real cause of so many terrible fatalities and brought out the fact that many of the symptoms which are ca'led diseases are but symp toms of kidney disorder. People do not die because of the kidneys ulcerating and destroying their spinal column, but because the poisonous wiiste matter is not extracted from the blood as it passes through the kidneys, the only blood purifying organs, but re mains, forcing its way through the system attacking the weakest organ. The doctors call this a disease, when in reality it is only a symptom. Understanding this, the reason why Warner's Safe Cure cures so many com mon diseases is plain. It removes the causes of disease by putting the kidneys in a healthy condition: enables them to perform their functions and remove the poisonous acids from the blood: purifies the blood and prevents the poisonous matter coursing through the system and attacking the weaker organs and pro ducing a malady which tLe unsuspecting victim fears is, and the heartless practi tioner pronounces, a disease, because of his inability to remove the cause. He avoids the real cause and keeps his patient in ignorance because of his in ability to cope with an advanced kidney difficulty. Any honest practitioner will admit that there is nothing laid down in the old or in the modern medical works that is a specific for advanced kidney disorder. His bigotry and cixle prevent him from publicly adopting any preparation not '''"J' "V ll* recommended by his instructors 25 or 30 years before. He forgets that this is a progressive world, and that most of the great scientific and medical discov eries of the present day have been made outside of the medical profession. The public, knowing these facts should heed the warning and seek safety from the great danger that surrounds them and look for help outside the profession too bigoted and too self-reliant to learn or concede that science is outstripping their materia medica and leaving them and their obsolete methods far behind. SPIRIT WOOD LAKE. Dave Stauffer is rejoicing over the ar rival of an eight pound girl. L. C. Ball is tending the Porter farm this year. The fish are very scarce in the lake this spring. Isaac Stauffer, who went east last fall, has traded his farm for property in Penn sylvania. A literary society will lie organized at the Valley school house next Saturday night, May 18. A small party partook of ice cream at Mr. Golfs last Friday night. A certain young gentleman of this neighborhood started for town one day last week to get a plow sharpened. Upon arriving at the city he was somewhat surprised to find that he had forgotten the plow. Don't forget next time, Billy. A Catholic church will be built in the cemetery southwest of the lake in the near future. IOWA PKECINCT NEWS. Election day and a fine snow for the grain. Willie Phillips has been quite sick. Seeding is progressing finely and everybody see ns inclined to seed all they can. Frank Jandell is out to the ranch fix ing up his hay stacks that blew over last week. He intends to bring out a lot of sheep. Mr. Baker of Holly, N. V. arrived last week to make his home on section 19. Mr. Schultz accompanies him with their families which gives us 8 more scholars. Drilled grain never looked better or healthier. It is stoohng heavy and with rain now and then ought to insure a good crop. Our school director is going to get the bounce next election. It is hard to suit all patrons in the teacher. Will Downs caught Will Procter's pony yesterday that got away in James town last week. A AVet State. One of amestown's enterprising brew ers, Otto Gasal, cheerfully remarked on Tuesday: "Veil, dis is a fine, zohd rain dis brognostigates a wet shtate." As the election of candidates to the constitu tional convention occurs today, and a general snow and rain seems falling on the voters, Otto's prophecy has the as surance of meteorological encouragement any way. The History of the Past Teaches the Future. Here are the returns of the 227th grand monthly drawing of the Louisiana State lottery which occurred at New Orleans, La., on April 16,1889. Ticket No. 32,074 drew the first capital prize of 8300,000. It was sold in twentieths at $1.00 each sent to M. A. Dauphin, New Orleans, La.: one one to W Brackett, Calhoon, Ky. one to Manufacturers' Nat'l bank of Brook lyn City, N. Y. one to Frank Kneeland, Boston, Mass. one to J. D. Biser, corner Main and Olive streets, Mansfield, Ohio one to Wm. Rawlinson, Lexington, S. C. one to F. N. Hyndman, Gen. Pass, office, C. B. & R. R. Chicago, Ills. one to Patrick McCann, 1154 Elk street, Buffalo N. Y. one to Peter Weber. 11(5 Liberty street, Cleveland, Ohio: one to W. A. Tanner, Minneapolis, Minn.: one to Christian Schmidt, Redbud. 111.: one to Bank of Commerce, San Diego. Cal. one to Osmun Brother. (5th and Union Sts, Allentown, Pa., one to Ralph E. Staples, South Bend, Ind.: one to Merchants Nat bank of Watervilie, Me.: one to Otto Von Rosenberg, Hallettsville, Tex.: one to Wm. Africa, Altoona, Pa. etc., etc. Ticket No. 93,890 drew the second capital prize of 6100,000. also sold in twentieths at §1.00 each: one paid to Anglo-Cali fornian bank. San Francisco. Cal.: one to John Ross, 40t CambriaSt.. Philadelphia Pa. one to German Bank of Memphis, Tenn.: one to .las. Leary, New York city one to Harry Lee. Washington. D. C.: one to M. L. Fay, Worcester. Mass.: one to E. E. Boos, Jackson, Miss. one to 1. D. Wilkens, Duck Hill. Miss.: one to N. A. Sager. Columbus, Ohio.: one ll pij Jt to Mar cos Lopez. St. Bernard Parish. La.: one to E. A. Rippey, r.l Paso. Tex.: one to S. P. Harris, Mariana. Ark.: etc.. etc. Ticket No. 9,165 drew the third capital prize of $50,000, also sold in tcwentieths at 81.00 each. The next grand extraor dinary drawing takes place Tuesday, June 18th, 1889. All information can be hod on application made to M. A. Dau phin. New Orleans. La. Farmers* Alliance. The Stutsman County Farmers' alli ance will meet at the court house Satur day May 25th, at 2 o'clock p. m. Hon. Geo. G. Crose president of the alliance company and Hon. Smitli Stimmell of Cass county, will be present. All farmers interested in the allianeeare requested to attend. -V B. Asiilky, Sec.