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The Visiting Sons of Veterans Banqueted Wednesday Night —The Ball. Bain and Snow Helps Growing Crops and Insures a Good Harvest. The Learned. Men of the New York Sun Tackle That Frog Rain. The S. O. V. Banquet. The Sons of Veterans were feted and banqueted Wednesday and left on the early morning trains for home, filled with pleasant feelings for the people of Jamestown who so hospitably entertain ed them. Notwithstanding the threaten ing weather the Opera rink was comfort ably filled with those who had gathered to partake of the festivities of the even ing. Naturally the younger element predominated. The spread was prepared by the ladies of the Women's Relief Corps and the four largo tables were well tilled during the earlier part of the evening. When the cravings of the "inner man'-' had been satisfied the oratorical program was inaugurated. .District Attorney Frye, the first speaker, delivered the ad dress of welcome and Col. E. G. Worden of Eden, who came later, responded on behalf of the organization. E. W. Camp, Alfred Dickey, Jno. S. Watson and B. S. Russell were called upon and each made a few remarks. The speeches were all very brief, in a pleasant vein and compli mentary of the organization. E. L. Calkins acted as master of ceremonies. The music for the occasion was fur nished by the Jamestown Brass band. The boys discoursed some good music. They exhibited considerable improve ment aad convinced all that under Prof. Tonstall's leadership they will soon come to the front as one of the best organiza tions in North Dakota. After the banquet the fioor was cleared for dancing. The grand march was .gracefully lead by Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Weber and the young people indulged in the pleasures of the hop until a late hour. The Jamestown orchestra recent ly re-organized and improved, furnished the music for the dancers. GOOD HARVEST INSURED. Kaxn and Snow Conspire to aid the Growing Crops Immensely. The heavy snow fall of Tuesday which coyered the ground to the depth of 4 or •5 inches in this locality, melted before noon Wednesday, and every drop of the moisture soaked slowly away into the fields. The water was still standing in puddles in the streets from the melting of the snow, when a rain set in last night that continued until late this Thursday afternoon. The amount of water falling from the rain storm was at least 3 inches more. This, added to the snow fall, has succeeded in wetting the ground down as far as it was dry,and with no untoward accident, insures a big crop of hard wheat for the farmers of this locality. The snow and rain fall was general throughout North Dakota. It rained hard at Oakes snowed heavily from Jamestown to the boundary. The storm expended from west of the Missouri river to Minnesota. The ground is in splen did condition, and whereever the wind has not done local damage, the grain is looking extremely strong and thrifty. There is more ground seeded than last year in the James River valley. Some farmers are still sowing, and are very confident of a crop. The season is three weeks earlier than last year. NEW YORK TACKLES IT. The Jamestown Frog Rain Under the Critical Analysis of the Sun Editor ial Scientist. New York Sun: The story comes from Dakota that the good people of James town have been treated to a shower of frogs. Years ago this interesting visita tion would have inspired awe and fear, but the intelligent frontiersmen of Da kota take a common sense view of the even t. A very lively hurricane was in the neighborhood just then, and the people think the frogs were caught up from their place of abode in a slough, had a free ride on the wings of the storm and were finally dumped into the principal streets of the town. This view is certain ly more plausible than the old notion on similar occasions, which was that the frogs of some other world were taking a tour. Professor (ieikie says that falls of frogs and toads area frequent occurence in Italy, but it is noticed that the phenom enon always takes place near a wall, and there is a grave suspicion that the little hoppers are merely washed from the roofs and gutters during a heavy fall of rain. A little science and observation usually strips these surprising occurrences of their mysterious aspects. The ram of blood that frightened The Hague nearly out of its wits in the seventeenth century was caused by an enormous swarm of tiny red water fleas. Other saguinary showers have had an equally harmless origin, and most of them have certainly been caused by rain falling through very fine red dust from desert regions, which is sometimes carried through the air hundreds of miles. The peasantry of Andalusia in 1804 witnessed a shower of wheat, and dis posed to think the good old days of the children of Israel had returned when provisions were Provideotially supplied. The explanation was very simple when it was found out. Over in Africa, across the Straits of (Hbraltar, some laborers had been threshing wheat. While they were at their midday meal a hurricane swooped down, swept their threshing floor clean, lifted the grain thousands of feet in the air by its mighty suction, and finally sowed it over the streets of a Spanish town. There is a good deal of humor in the pranks nature occasion ally plays, though the world, before it understood nature very well, often tlioughtjthese sportive freaks were mat ters of very solemn and portentious im port. Tale of the Umbrella. Today was an umbrella wrecker. The wind blew in puffs and several unwary pedestrians protecting themselves from rain by the handsome silk or ample cotton parachute would suddenly find their protection skinned inside out by the wayward gusts as they gyrated around corners in ghoulish glee. No more melancholy object exists than the once head-swelled and pompous umbrella collapsed into nothing but ribs and a flapping black flag of distress. The vain glory of the thing makes the owner smile a short feeble gleam, which the pelting rain immediately washes into a counte nance of gloom. Still nine times out of ten he will cling to his dismantled handle and carry the whole wreck home with him, unable to realize its utter worthless ness. Time alone deals justly with an umbrella denuded of its ballet dress. The back yard receives it finally and from thence to oblivion its progress is a neigh bornood affair, slow and funereal. The bony skeleton is always around, a materialized ghost, that never is at quiet, a Senegambian spirit which does busi ness in daylight. BEAVER BITS. The wife of T. A. Williams presented her husband with a bouncing boy on Sat urday, May 11th, who tins the scales at ten pounds consequently Tim is all smiles. School No. 3 opened the 6th of May, with a good attendance. Miss Hattie Bigelow of Jamestown, is the teacher. We wish her success in this, her first school. Miss Lizzie Hamilton of Forest, Ont.' arrived here May 4th, and intends spend ing the summer with her sister, Mrs Arch. Mclntyre. We know she will en joy herself and carry back to Canada a pleasant memory of her sojourn on the breezy prairie. A large party is on the tapis for May 24th, at Mrs. Lenton's. Everybody in vited and a good time expected. The heavy fall of snow on Tuesday gladened the hearts of the farmers in this vicinity with the prosprects of twen ty-five bushels to the acre of No. 1 hard. LONGEVITY. Scientific men see no reason why the span of human life may not be extended to around hundred years from the pres ent limit of seventy to eighty years. The age to which persons lived varies in Old Testament chronology. From Adam's time to that of Methu selah and Noah, men are recorded as attaining to well nigh the age of 1,000 years. The Psalmist David, however, says: ''The days of our age are three score years and ten and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years, yet is their strength *hen but labor and sorrow so soon passeth it away, and we are gone." This wide margin of longevity, together with proper observance of mental, moral and physical laws, leads investigators to believe it is possible that human life might be made to increase in length of days to a full century, at least. Moderation and regularity in eating, drinking and sleeping are conductive to longevity, and those who observe proper habits rnd use pure and efficacious reme dies when sick, may accomplish immense labor with no apparent injury to them selves and foreshortening their lives. Hon. H. H. Warner, president of the Rochester, N. Y., Chamber of Commerce and manufacturer of the celebrated War ner's Safe Cure, has devoted much time and research to this subject of longevity, and has arrived at the satisfactory con clusion that life may be prolonged and man's virile powers increased and pie served at the same time by rational and natural means. Thousands of persons are living today—enjoying the blessings of perfect health and vigor—who will testify to the almost magical efficacy of Warner's Safe Cure in restoring them to physical potency and to the normal type of constitution, after they had almost given up hope of life. After middle age, many begin to lose their wonted vigor of body, and thereup on give way to inertness and useless re pining. Yet all such have within reach that which renews both youth and contri butes to the prolongation of life. Warner's marvelous Safe Cures are in every drug store, and are now regarded as standard specifics throughout the civilized world. The strong desire to attain old age— meantime retaining the virile powers of body and mind—is necessarily connected with the respect paid to aged persons, for people would scarcely desire to be old, were the aged neglected or regarded with mere sufferance. That is a high civiliza tion in which age is made a source of distinction. Of all marks of respect, that to age is most willingly paid, be cause every one who does homage to age may himself, eventnally, become an object of such homage. Doiag Missionary Work. The New York Tribune has undertak en to give a big advertising benefit to Dakota, and a member of that journal's editorial staff, Mr. Lemuel Ely Quigg, is now in the city for the purpose of view ing Jamestown and vicinity and repro ducing what he sees and hears, as part of the series of articles proposed. He has already been extensively her alded by the territorial press, and his letters read by thousands in South and North Dakota with unqualified approval. It is Mr. Quigg's purpose to give such information as he may obtain here a large gratuitous distribution, the va rious editions of the Tribune containing each letter aggregating over 400,000 pa pers. He will endeavor to present such facts and statements as he can secure in away to attract the attention of capitalists and future settlers. What Dakota needs most is population and money for de velopment of her resources, and Mr. Quigg's ability to state this perspicu ously has already been demonstrated. He will remain in Jamestown several days. The articles will appear in the Daily, Semi-Weekly and Weekly Tri bune. They will be well worth reading. Anuual Session of I. O. O. F. The grand lodge of Dakota I. O. O. F. will convene in this city next Tuesday, and continue through Wednesday and Thursday. At least two hundred dele gates are expected to be present. There are about 125 lodges in the territory and each one sends a delegate, whose ex penses are paid. In addition to these, the grand officers and Committeemen and others interested will be here. Large delegations of Odd Fellows are expected from Fargo, Valley City, Bis marck, LaMoure, and other towns. The celebrated degree team of Fargo, con sisting of nearly a score of men, will also be here. The session will be the last territorial meeting, and this fact is expected to lend additional interest to the gathering. The question of dividing into North and South Dakota grand lodges will come up. The delegates will undoubtedly vote to divide and elect officers for both sections, but division is not an accomplished fact until the mat ter has beeu submitted to and approved by the Sovereign grand lodge. The local committee on arrangements will endeavor to make the stay of the delegates in our city as pleasant as possi ble. A street parade will be given one afternoon during the session, and a visit to the asylum will be made. On Tues day evening a reception, banquet and dance will be given at the Opera rink. Toasts will be responded to by some of the most prominent men in thq territory. Rev. N. S. Bradley wall deliver an ad dress of welcome on behalf of the local lodge. Citizens generally are invited to attend the reception, which will be free and open to all. Tickets will be requir ed for seats at the banquet or a place on the floor in the dance. The business sessions of the grand lodge will be held in the room of the local lodge, which is one of the most commo dious in the territory. Grand Master Emerson of Sioux Falls, Deputy Grand Master Nugent of Fargo, Secretary Briggs of Sioux Falls, Col. Bentley of Bismarck, and others prominent in the order, will be here. Sunday School Convention. The following call for a county Sun day school convention has been issued: Jamestown Dak., May 17,1889. To Sunday School Workers: A meeting is called on Saturday May "2oth, at 2 o'clock p. m. iu the Baptist church, Jamestown, for the purpose of forming a county Sunday school organ ization for Stutsman county composed of all denominations. On account of the nearness of the an nual meeting of the Dakota Sunday School association which meets this year at Jamestown there will be no pro gram prepared but simply one busi ness session. If possible will you see that yeur school is represented by one or more delegates? Will you also announce the annual meeting of the Dakota Sunday School association at Jamestown June 4~G. Eminent speakers will be present, a good program is prepared and all Sunday School workers of every denom ination are invited. Yours Truly, I C. P. SMITH, Presb. S. S. Com. GEO. BREWITT, Epis. S. S. W.M. EWING, Cong. S. S.and P.S Through Cars to New York via & O. R. It. Under the schedule taking eff- ct May 12th, the B. O. R. R. will again resume through car service to New York, and at 10.10 a.m. daily will be equipped with Pullman's drawing room sleeping cars running through to New York without change. This train leaving Chicago at 10.10 a. m. will arrive next day in Wash ington at 11.45 a. m., Baltimore at 12.50 p. m., Philadelphia at 3*15 p. HI. and New York at 5.50 p. m. The Vestibuled Limited will leave Chicago, daily, at 2.55 p. m. and will ar rive the next day in Washington at 4.05 p. m., Baltimore at 5.10 p. m., Philadel phia at 7.20 p. m., and New York at 9.55 p. m. All cars on the Limited are Ves tibuled, including baggage cars, day coaches, dining car ami pullman's draw ing room sleeping cars. The Vestibule appliance entirely overcomes the swaying motion imparted to ordinary trains in rounding curves and, as the T.imitoH passes over the mountain division of the line in daylight, travelers can enjoy the beautiful scenery for which picturesque B. & O. is famed without suffering the slightest discomfort or fear of mal de mer. The Limited is a solid train from Chicago to Washington and Baltimore passengers for Philadelphia and New York change at Washington in the same into a Vestibuled train equipped with Vesti-buled day coaches and Pullman's drawing room buffet parlor cars rnnning through from Washington to New York Great improvements have been made in the roadway and equipment of the B. & O. B. R. in the last two years and its present train service is equal to any in America. In addition to its attractive ness in the way of superb scenery and historic interest, it is via the B. O. only tbat the National Capitol can be visited while en route between tlie east and west. All B. & O. trains run via Washington. Well! Well! Well! Well! Devils Lake Capital: Margaret Hend ricks, a colored woman, residing in Gar rettsburg precinct, of this county, gave birth to (wins, both girls, one white and one colored. The white one is perfectly white and the other an African of the deepest dye. The woman herself is a full blooded negro and these twins are one of the most wonderful freaks of nature on record. THE RECORD OF THE DAY. That Frog Bain gets Into the Illus trated Papers—A Scientist Enquires. Tho Crop Out-look Bright—Revised list of Delegates Elected Tuesday. A Cmletship For Dakota. Delegate Mathews has issued the fol lowing: "A competitive examination of candidates to fill the vacancy in the United States naval academy at Annap olis, Md., for the territory of Dakota, will be held at Brookings on Tuesday, the 4th day of June, 1889. Applicants will pres ent themselves for an examination upon their educational and physical quali fications. All applicants must be be tween the ages of 15 and 20 years, physi cally sound, well formed and of robust constitution. Candidates will be required to pass an examination in reading, writ ing, spelling, arithmetic, geography, English grammar, United States history and algebra to simple equations. The candidate standing the highest in all qualifications will be nominated to fill the vacancy, and the one standing second will be named as alternate. Tie names of tho board of examiners will be with held until the day of ihe examination.' Big Crop Prospect. The crop outlook in Stutsman county is decidedly different from what it was a week ago today. Then, rain was badly needed, some early sown grain had come up but it had been so dry that much of the late sown seed had not germinated. The rains have entirely changed this aspect. The ground is now well satur ated with moisture and everything,— weeds, too—is growing with a rank, luxurious rapidity that does one's eyes good to behold. The farmers everywhere in the county are feeling the effects of this brightened prospect and The Alert hears the old time and cheery talk of *'25 bushels of No. 1 hard to the acre" from all points of the compass. With a good crop this fall to fix and rivet the attention of easterners which the state hood movement is attracting, North Da-, kota may again rxp^ct an influx of capital and immigration such as made the years of the early eighties times long to be remembered. Some Crop Statistics. Fargo Republican: Messrs. Bristle and Sweet have been sending out inquiries about the condition of crops,the amount of rain, :1amage to crops, etc. From one of their western correspondents they re cently received the following, the ques tions being those sent out by the firm: Was damage by late winds serious? Werry serious indide. About what extent of damage? Itblowed over six small Houses in Town. Have you had rain lately Ye3,it drowned out a gopher out on the praiery. What are the general crop propents? We will have a good crop of Muscitoe. I don't know how it will be about grass hoppers they hant came around yit. OF COURSE THEY FELL. People Saw Them Drop Rieiit Out of the Sky.' The following letter of inquiry was re ceived by Postmaster Klaus yesterday, and referred to The Alert for answer. Interest that frog rain is ever increas ing, and the scientific societies of the east are vainly endeavoring "to explain the phenomenon: KEWANEE, May 16,1889. DEAK SIB:—I noticed in one of the Chicago papers an account of a strange phenomenon in your city. I wish you would tell me if the frogs did really fall from the sky, and if they were seen to fall by any one also when it occurred, and the date of the month. I write in behalf of a society of which I am secre tary. Enclosed you will find stamp for reply. Answer soon and oblige M. P. Kewanee, Henry Co., Illinois. AND STJI.IL TIIE WONDER GROWS. The "picture papers" have heard of the Jamestown frog rain and the won derful story has been started in a new line of travel and pictured out for the benefit of the thousands of readers of the New York illustrated weeklies. The last number of the New York Illustrated News has a four by five ilustration over the following explanatory lines: "A Shower of Frogs—A Queer Freak Which waB Greatly Enjoyed by the Hungry Dogs of Jamestown Dak, and Made Some of the Best of Them Swear off." In another part of the paper is printed the Jamestown telegram which chronicl ed the strange freak. The artist who illustrated the subject drew on his im agination to round up the picture and make it complete, but the result is a pret ty faithful reproduction of the scene as described by eye witnesses. The illus tration gives a block of a business street and relieves the desolate dreariness of the scene by introducing two pedestrians —a lady and a gentleman. The lady carries an umbrella but the poor male has no protection against the frogs and rain. He appears weary, wears a woe begone expression and seems to be kept* busy dodging to escape the fast falling frogs. The air is streaked with rain drops and frogs and tbe street is re presented as bedded with hoppers. None of the minor details are lost sigh of. The artist throws in three or four well fed dogs, which he represents as fatten ing on the unusual meal. Only a few copies of the illustrated News come to this city but 'Capt. Ford secured one and cut the illustration out. He has pasted it up in the police head quarters where anyone who is carious may see it. THIS EXPLAINS IT. Minneapolis Journal: Lake Thompson, about 18 miles north of Howard, in Kingsbury county, in places eight or nine feet in depth, has recently gone dry About 10 days ago a waterspout sacked up tbe contents of the lake, and since then the lake bed has been perfectly dry. This curious phenomenon of the water disappearing in a single day may give a clue to the shower of frogs which was reported as recently falling near James town. South Dakota could spare the frogs all right, but the water was in de mand. LOOKING FOR FROGS. Two well dressed passengers bound for the coast stepped oft' the Pacific express this morning and while the engines were baing changed at the depot strolled over towards the Gladstone. They were soon observed looking intently into a small pond of water which last night's rain had left standing in the street. One was heard saying to the other: "Do you see any?" '•No" was the reply, "I wonder where they have all gone to." "I wonder if it did rain frogs here any way?" one of the strangers remarked as they walked away, after another long and careful scrutiny of the water., They were eastern men who had read in the press the account of Jamestown's frog fall and had made it a point while passing through the city to look up the curious phenomenon for themselves. Asking for a New lepot. A petition was being circulated Thurs day, asking the management of the North ern Pacific road to put anew depot at Jamestown. The present wooden struc ture is notoriously unsuitable for depot purposes in a place where as many trains arrive and depart as this. There are no conveniences for passengers obliged to wait over for trains, and many are the complaints beard from travelers, of the insufficient accommodations of the de pot. Last year The Alert was informed by Superintendent McCabe that if the peo pie here would not urge the matter fur ther, anew brick building, suitable for depot purposes, would be erected this season, but if the clamors still continued the company would put up anew wooden structure, not iu accord with their plans for the future building. It is certainly time that something was done in this matter, and the company is again being urged to build a depot corres ponding to the importance of this city, as one of the best business points on its line in Dakota. The Carrington News' Notes. The property formerly occupied by C. C. Cochran at Edmunds, has been purchased by parties east of the James river, who will put in a stock of goods and open the store soon. Eddy county bought 9,431% bushels of wheat at §1 per bushel, for the relief of its settlers, and it also paid out $608.90 as expenses of purchase and handling, of which sum the county commissioners charged $312.90 for time and mileage. In Stutsman county E. W. Camp re ceived the largest vote in the Peoples' nominating convention. The other nom inees were Blewett and Fancher. The republican central committee met at a later date and heartily endorsed these nominations by the Peoples' convention. The Carrington News congratulates Mr. Camp upon the honor extended to him, and the county upon its wisdom in mak ing such a selection. We have watched Mr. Camp's career since he came among us six years ago, and believe he is des tined for distinction in his chosen pro fession, and that he is the style of man whom the people will more and more frequently seek to confer honor upon. In Carrington's early days, when most of the boys were on the everlasting toot, Camp could generally be found mining in some musty legal lore, and storing it up for the needs of the future. Already, while quite a young man, his capacity and attainments as a student are recog nized, and he is looked on as an authori ty. Hard work and indomitable perse verance, in the face of numberless temp tations to mere idle pleasure-seeking, have been tbe stepping-stones to success in his case. ENTERING IN. Tbe church was dim and Ment With the hush before tbe prayer Only tbe solemn trembling Of tbe organ stirred the air. Without, the sweet, still sunshine Within the holy calm. Where priest and people waited For thu swelling of the psalm. Slowly the door swung open. Aud a little baby girl. Brown eyed, with brown hair falling. In many a wavy curl. With soft cheeks flushing hotly. Sly glances downward thrown, And small hands clasped before ber. Stood in the Isle alone. Stood half abashed, half frightened. Unknowing where to go, While like a wind rocked (lower Her form swayed to and fro: And the changing color fluttered' In tbe little troubled face. As from side to side she wavered With a mute, imploring grave. It was but for a moment What wonder tbat we smiled By such a strange, sweet picture From holy thoughts beguiled Up then rose some one softly. And many an eye grew dim. As through the tender silence He bore tho child with him. And I, I wondered, losing The sermon and the prayer. If when sometime I enter The many mansions fair. And stand abashed and drooping In the portal's golden glow. Our God will send an angel To show me where to go! —Sunday School Visitor. Victories of Peace. Last year we produced 2,000.000,UtK bushels of com, valued at §700,000.000. Human imagination shrinks from the con templation of these figures. The value of that single crop is greater than all the wealth Spain expended in the eight years' war, resulting in the independence of the United Netherlands. Verily the victo ries of peace surpass those of war!—Louis ville Timet. These are Delegates. The following will be found a corrected aud revised list of the dplegates elected Tuesday. All the districts have now re ported. The list will be valuable for future reference. Springer's minority representation scheme did not result iu giving the democrats one-third of the delegates. The democrats get 19 and the republicans 56 delegates. Among the districts which electtd three republi cans are the Seventh, Ninth, Fifceeth Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Twenty-lirst and Twenty-second. The revised list is as follows: FIRST DISTRICT—H. L. Holmes, Pem bina, Rep. R. B. Richardson, Pembina Rep. W. H. Best, Pembina, Dem. SECOND—Joseph Powles, Rep. Cava lier John McBride, Cavalier, and A. F. Appleton, Pembina, Dem. THIRD—C. P. Parsons, Towner, and P. McHugh, Cavalier, Rep. and B. R. Glick, democrat, Cavalier. FOURTH—V. B. Noble, Bottineau, Dem. and J. L. Colton. Ward, aud Rev, Ezra Turner, Bottineau, Rep. FIFTH—E. A. Williams and Harvey Harris, Rep., and John E. Carland.Dem., all of Burleigh county. SIXTH—Orville Brown and A. S. Par sons, Rep., Morton county, and Win. Ray, Dem., Stark county. SEVENTH—J. B. Gayton, Emmons G. H. Pay, Mcintosh, and C. V. Brown, Wells, all republicans. EIGHTH—Wm. H. Rowe and A. D. Flemmingto'n, Rep., and L. IS. Bartlett, Dem., all of Dickey county. NINTH—S. H. Moer, LaMoure, R. N. Stevens and Andrew Sandager, Ransom, all republicans. TENTH—John Slniman and J. D. Mc Kenzie, Sargent, Rep. John Powers, Sargent, Dem. ELEVENTH—W. T. Lander and Andrew Slotten, Rep., and W. E. Puicell, Dem., all of Richland county. TWELFTH—H. F. Miller and B. F. Spaulding, Rep., and Jacob Lowell, Dem., of Cass. THIRTEENTH—Addison Leach, R. M. Pollack and Peterson, Rep., all of Cass. FOURTEENTH—E. W. Chaffee, Win. J. Clapp. Rep., and Wager, all of Cass. FIFTEENTH—Elmer Elliott, J. W. Scott and Jay Wehwood, all republicans, of Barnes. SIXTEENTH—E. W. Camp and F. B. Fancher, Rep., and Andrew Blewett, Dem., of Stutsman. SEVENTEENTH—E. S. Rolfe, Benson, H. M. Clark, Eddy, and O. G. Meachatu, Foster, all republicans. EIGHTEENTH—David Bartlett, Griggs, E. D. Wallace, Steele, E. M. Paulson, Traill, all republicans. NINETEENTH—J. F. Selbv. Rep., M. F. Hegge, prohibitionist, and Knud Now land, Dem., all of Traill. TWENTIETH -Wm. Budge and Richard Bennett, Rep., and Alex Griggs, Dem., all of Grand Forks. TWENTY-FIRST—A. P. Hangen. J. H. M»«thews and Chas. Carcthers, Dem., all of Grand Forks. TWENTY-SECOND—M. N. Johnson. M. V. Linwell and J. W. Bean, Rep., all of Grand Forks. TWENTY-THIRD—A. O. Whipple and Edward Lahnes, Rep., and J. T. O'Brien, Dem., all of Ramsey. TWENTY-FOURTH—A. D.Robiiison.Rep., and M.K.Mariman and James Bell,Dem., all «f Walsh. TWENTY-FIFTH—Roger Allin, James Almen, Rep., and James Douglass, Dem., all of Walsh. School Metes. The sickness of Miss Minniss seems to have cast a gloom over the entire school. Much sympathy for her is felt by both teachers and pupils. The present term of Bchool closes May 31st. Tbe final examinations will occur on Wednesday and Friday of the last week. Mr. Denny was BO ill that he was con fined to his room most of the time yes terday. The philosophy class is making daily experiments with electricity, which seem to interest them yery much. The schools have their usual literary exercises today. Big Sporting Event. Devils Lake Capital: Emmet Orr city editor of the Capital, matched with J. H. Mckee yesterday, his colored eook, Josephus Orange Blossom, against Mack's celebrated Bohemian butting billy goat "Ramrod." The match is to take place within ten days, according to t*be Marquis of Queensbury rules, hands down. The goat was the favorite yester day, until five o'clock, in the betting cir cles, but a rumor came in that the "coon" in practice had shivered a telegraph pole from the bottom to the top, necessita ting amputation. The "coon" then took the lead, but the backers of Famrod are confident. His whiskers were shaved off yesterday, developing a tine muscular and well set neck, and he will be a hard one to crack. A True Fish Story. Crookston Chronicle: The following may seem a little fishy, but it is strictly true. During the past month a great many sturgeon have been taken frem the river here below the dam, weighing all the way from 30 to 90 pounds. We had seen a number of these, some of which were over six feet long, but we did not folly realize how large they were until a gentleman stated in our presence that he saw one opened and that it contained more than a ten quart pail full of spawn. The eggs are of a dark color, and are about the size of number six shot. Prevention of disease is both rational and scientific. If one knows the causes of most diseases, and can remove that cause, the diseases must disappear. Prof. Wm. H. Thompson of the University of the City of N*w York, says: "More adults are carried off in this country by chronic kidney disease than by any other one malady except consumption." Tbe majority per cent of nil diseases are caused by unsuspected kidney^ poisoned blood. The late Dr. Dio Lewis is speak ing of Warner's Saf* Cure, said Qver his signature: "If I found myself the vie-' tim of a senous kidney trouble, I would ase Warners Safe Cure."