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•K DAKOTA S. 8. ASSOCIATION. Program of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting Which will be held Here in June. The Fire Department Boys Come Out in Force to Elect Their Officers. A Marriage in the History of Which There is a Touch of the Romantic. |alcota S. S. Association. The fifteenth annual meeting of the Da kota Sunday School association will be held in this city, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week—June 4-5-6. The following program of the convention Las just been published: TUESDAY—KV Kjf 1XO. 7:30-Song Service. 8:00—Address, 'flic Dignity o£ the Teacher's Work, by Itev. J. A. Chaniherlin. (irand forks. WEDNESDAY—MORXIXO. 9:00—Devotional Meeting. 9:15—Addresses of Welcome,by Itev. X. I ).Fan ning and A. Dickey, Es|. 9:35~Report of chairman of Executive Com mittee.HOB. D.W. Diggs, Millbank. 10:00—Keports of Supt. Kev.W, S. Bell and Nor mal Instructor Miss E. L. Swart/.. 10:50—Business. 11:25—The Teacher's Bible and its Study, by Hev C. G. Cressy, Aberdeen. AI'"TEUXlOX. 2 00—Reports from Held by members of the ex ecutive committee. 2 45—Address, House to House Visitation, ly Itev. E. E. Saunders, Kavgo. 3:20—Address, Practical Methods in Sunday School Work, lion. Win. Mitchell, Fargo 3 3.-i—Teachers' Conference, led by liev. \V. 15. D. Gray, Lake Henry. 4:15—Close. KVHNINfi. 7:30—Praise Service. 8:00-Address, The Sunday School and the Na tion, Jtev. V. N. Yergin, Fargo. 8:»)—Address. Christ and the Common People, Hev I). S. McCaslin, Huron. THllKSDAY—MOJ'.XIXO. 9:00— Devotional Service.. 9:30—Unfinished business. 10:00—Plans and Pledges of the coming year. 11:00—Consecration Service, led by Itev. AV. II. Selliek, Aberdeen. AI'TKltXOON. 2:09—Address, Teaching the Lesson, Dr. S. T. Satterthwaite, Fargo. 1-S&—Sovmal Work, Kev. A. 1£. Dunning, I). ])., Boston. 3:00— Address, The Sunday School and the Home. Rev. C. II. Phillips, Cuininings. 3 2T—Mass Meeting of Children. 4 :Oo—Close. EVKXIX' 1. 7:30—Praise Service. 8 :C0-Historical Sketch of Dakota Sunday School association, Mr. D. I'. Ward, Sipux Falls. 8:15—Address, by Rev. A. IS. Dunning, I). D., Boston, Principal Chautauqua Normal Union. 8:00—Closing remarks by the President and others. All Sunday school workers in Dakota are invited to attend and take part. Par ties expecting to be present are request ed to send their names to C. P. Smith, Jamestown, for entertainment. Reduced railroad rates have been secured, and a large attendance is expected. This will be the last territorial meeting of the association, and it is probable that it will be divided and two associations will be formed. A Touch of Romance. Mr. Geo. Strong of Jamestown,' and Miaa Annie Wenser of Devonshire, Eng land, were united in marriage Saturday afternoon at the Episcopal church, Rev. A Buchanan performing the ceremony. There is a little of the element of romance connected with the history of the marriage. Mr. Strong is a widower, having lost his former wife about twelve months ago. His brother in England recently became aware of his desire to secure another helpmeet. The idea oc curred to him that as there were more than enough Devonshire girls to go around it would be the eminently proper thing for him to do to select one for his brother. Accordingly the eligible young ladies of his acquaintance were canvaa 8ed and a selection made. The result was correspondence, exchange of photo graphs and an engagement. About ten days ago the bride arrived in Jamestown and as the seon-tt-be husband and wife had not seen one another before, they spent a week in getting better acquaint ed. Everything was mutually satisfac tory and BO the marriage was solemnized Saturday, .s above stated. Mr. Strong has been a resident of •Tauiestown for some time and is well known here. For several years he was engaged in the market gardening busi ness, but of late has been in the employ of the railroad company. The bride is a pleasant, prepossessing, appearing lady, who has demonstrated that she possesses courage and pluck equnl to that of the typical Dakota girl. Sunday Services. The annual Sunday commemorative service was held yesterday morning at ,the court house, it being a union service joined in by the Congregationalists, Presbyterians, Baptists and Methodists. The members of the following local or ganizations, Grand Army of the Repub lic, Son's of Veterans, Woman's Christian TemDerance Union and Woman's Relief Corps attended in a body. The services were in charge of Rev. N. S. Bradley, assisted by Reverends Fanning, Teall and Parker. The sermon, an eloquent and inspiring effort, was delivered by Rev. N. D. Fanning. Some excellent music was furnished by a choir consist ing of Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Chapman, Mrs. Ewing. and Messrs. Holgate, Adams and Chapman. In the evening, .mother union service was held at the Presbyterian church under the auspices of the Evangelical society. Rev. N. D. Fanning presided. Reverends E. H. Teall, N. S. Bradley and D. M. Parker delivered addresses on the topics anuounced in Saturday's Alert. Both services drew crowded houses. Fire Department Officers. The annual meeting of the Jamestown Fire department was held Tuesday night. In anticipation of a sharp contest for some of the offices, and particularly for that of chief, a crowd of about 100 had assembled. Some of the boys said they were all firemen, and that the wonderful increase in membership would knock the city out of many a poll tax. However this may be,there were at least GO firemen present, for that many voted. Chief Vennum rapped the meeting to order about eight o'clock, and after some remarks explanatory of the purposes of the meeting, opened a box of cigars which had been presented to the depart ment some months before with the com pliments of Geo. R. Topliff, in recogni tion of the good work of the boys at the time his office caught fire. On the first ballot, Chas. R. Weber, of the N. P. hose company, was elected chief of the department, receiving 42 votes to Geo. C. Eager's 14, with 4 scat tering. The first ballot elected John Veunuin assistant chief, witli 35 votes to A. M. Clough's 24. The city lire ordinance provides that a board of the fire department, consisting of the chief an I assistant chief of the department, the foreman, assistant fore man, secretary and treasurer of each company, shall be elected on the fourth Monday in May. The chief and assist ant having been elected, the meeting then adjourned with the understanding that the three companies should each meet and elect those officers, the whole department u,Treeing to approve the ac tion of each ct upany. The Hook and Ladder company choose: Foreman--Geo. C. Eager. Assistant Foreman—-F. H. Chapman. Secretary—C. W. Pierce. Treasurer—E. H. Stallman. The Artesian hose company elected the following officers: Foreman—A. M. Halstead. Assistant Foreman—Phil Mason. Secretary—Otto Bauer. Treasurer—Andrew Blewett. The N. P. Hose company elected these: Foreman—Chas. Kinney. Assistant Foreman—Henry Pettev. Treasurer—S. R. Graves. Secretary—G. H. Tweed. Surveyors at Work. Saturday last Engineer Tilden and a surveyor made a trip to Leeds, says the Dakota Sittings. Monday Mr. Tilden took the south bound train, only to return Tuesday evening with the sur veyors. Wednesday morning work was commenced, and a survey iB being laid between here and Churchs Ferry, and it is thought they will reach the Ferry Saturday evening. After this survey is completed they will run one to Leeds. The best route will then be taken and grading commenced. As things now stand it is impossible to state what will be their course. Mere anon. A Ijand Office Ruling.' The following recent telegram will be of interest to attorneys and settlers: Secretary Noble puts a liberal con struction on the word "district" in refer ring to a former order of the general land office allowing final proof to be made before a clerk of the district court. John McCaba had land in Dickey coun ty, Dakota, and made proof before the clerk in LaMoure county. The local officers»at Fargo refused his proof. The general land office sustained them, but the secretary holds that proof made be fore any clerk of court in the judicial district in which the land is situated is what the letter means. AVorst Country on Kartli. W. F. Elrod, who was sent to Oklaho ma by Immigration Commissioner Hag orty with a view of inducing immigration to Dakota, in a recent letter writes as follows of that country: Of all countries on earth this is the worst I ever saw. There is six inches of dust here and the wind has been blowing ever since last Thursday. Many houses and buildings have been blown down and you can't see anything. I hired a little girl to go and get my mail they let the women into the postoffice first. Once it took me two hours and twenty minutes to get into the postoffice. The people form in line and take their turn. I am boarding in a tent it is awful the dust is fully threo inches deep all over the tent. This country is no good--the soil looks like briok. Many are leaving, some for Dakota. Guthrie has about 10,000 to 12000 ieople, all in tents. VOL XII JAMESTOWNI DAKOTA THURSDAY MAY 30 1889 THE PROHIBITIONISTS. The North Dakota Non-Partisan Prohibition Convention Con venes at the Rink. The Attenance Much Smaller than Expected Forty Present this Morning. The Convention Organizes this Morning and Gets Down to Work—Committees. North Dakota Prohibitionists The mass convention of the non-parti san prohibitionists of North Dakota con vened Tuesday at the Opera rink. Some very important work in the inter ests of the prohibition movement had been mapped out for the consideration of this convention. It was proposed to re-organize on a firmer and broader ba sis, and to map out the campaign for the fall. A large attendance was expeel ed— it having been given out that 300 gentle-: men and 30 ladies would be present—and the handful that did show up was a source of considerable disappointment. The convention wa« expected to open at 9 o'clock, bat Rev. M. Barker, who is chairman of the committee which issued the call, lingered near the stove until 10:15, at which time he ascended the stage and rapped the gathering to order. By actual count there were 30 persons present then. Among them were: Ilev. M. Barker, of Fargo, and Mrs., Barker, the president of the territorial W.C.T.U. John Bushneh, editor of the Aberdeen Appeal K. A. Foss, editor of the Grand P'orks Normanden Hon. H. J. Mallory, of Lndden: Rev. Geo. H. White man, of LaMoure D. H. McKeruie, Cur rington F. J. Ellison, Mandan H. R, Dickinson, Reynolds John Halcrow, Drayton: H. H. Mott, Grafton H. E. Soule, Lisbon C. E. Mox, Tower City A, Hangered, Grafton F. J. Young, Valley City Wm. Holliday. Sanborn Mr. and Mrs. J. C. White, Casselton Mrs. Campbell, Fargo and Mrs. Osten and Rev. Davies, of Lisbon. The convention organized by the elec tion of Hon. H. J. Mallory, of Lisbon, temporary chairman, and Mrs.J.C.White, of Casselton, secretary. Rev. D. M. Parker, pastor of the Meth odist church of this city, invoked tlw, divine bles3ing on the deliberations OT the convention, and the following com mittee on permanent organization was appointed: J. C. White of Casselton F. J. Young of Valley City H. R. Dickinson of Rey nolds and P. D. McKenzie of Carring ton. Rev. E. H. Teall then delivered the address of welcome to the delegates. He said he did not knov why he had been selected to perform that pleasant task unless it was that he ha PO recently been made to feel what a welcome by Jamestown people means and referred very neatly to fact that it was just one year ago that he came to Jamestown. He welcomed the delegates in behalf of the churches, the W. C. T. U. and the good people of Jamestown and closed his well chosen and well spoken remarks with an expression of his hope that North Dak ota would enter the union holding a proud position in the van of that great mdral reform, for the promotion of which the delegates had assembled together. Rev. Mr. Barker responded expressing gratification at the variety of welcomes with which the "cold water army" had been greeted. He explained at length the purpose of the meeting and talked eloquently and entertainingly of the "emancipation of the people from the thraldom of the drinking habit." The following committee on resolu tions was appointed: H. H. Mott of Grafton, Rev. Davies of Lisbon, A. M. Barnum. Rev. M. Barker of Fargo, Mrs. Campbell,Fargo, and Mrs. Osten, Lisbon. Rev. G. H. Whiteman of LaMoure was appointed enrolling clerk to prepare a list of the delegates present. The committee on permanent organi zation made the following report: Chairman—H. J. Mallory of Ludden. Secretary—Mrs. J. C. White, Cassel ton. Assistant Secretary Wm. Holliday. Sanborn. Enrolling committee—D. G. McKen zie of Milnor, H. A. Foss of Grand Forks, and Rev. G. H. Whiteman of LaMoure. After considerable discussion without any apparent tangible results, the con vention adjourned until 1:30 p. m. TUESDAY AFTERNOON. The afternoon session was much bet ter attended than the morning one. The local temperance workers, who were con spicuous by their absence in the morning, were well represented. Mr. Young of Vftlley City moved that a committee of three be appointed to take under consideration the prejdet holding a prohibition convention at Bis marck some time during the sitting of the constitutional convention awl report at the evening meeting. The motion was opposed by a number If stfTr of delegates who were of the opinion that an enthusiastic meeting could not be arranged and thought th.it a poor meeting would be worse than no meeting. The motion prevailed, however, and the chair appointed as the commit tee: 'Mr. Young, Mrs. Barker, and Mr. White of Casselton. Ali|tle technic-ril and parliamentary skirmish consumed half an hour of time, and then the executive committee, ap pointed at the recent Grand Forks con vention, reported articles of association of the "North Dakota Non-Partisan Tem perance alliance," under which, if they are adopted, it is proposed to re-organize the North Dakota temperance forces. The plan of organization is similar to that which has proved satisfactory in Washington territory, and will, it is thought,put the association upon a much more desirable footing. It solves the financial question in a very satisfactory manner. As The Alert's report closes, the report is being discussed. When The Alert went to press yester day, the prohibition convention was dis cussing the articles of association of the '•North Dakota Non-Partisan Temper ance alliance,"' under which it was pro posed to re organize the temperance forcea!of North Dakota and form a new and stronger association to supersede the one recui-iiy organized at Grand Forks. After a lengthy discussion, a few minor changes were made and the articles of association were adopted. The commit tee also reported a form for county or ganizations which was adopted. The plan of this new organization is very similar to the old one, except that a sort of stock scheme is engrafted into it. This stock scheme is identical with the one now in operation in Washington terri tory, known as the Butley plan. It has been remarkably successful on the coast iu settling that always previous question with the prohibition people, viz: how to raise the necessary money for campaign purposes. The workings of ilie plan in North Dakota are expected to be about as follows: 25,000 shares will be issued to be sold among the temperance people at 810 per share, payable one dollar down and balance in nine yearly install ments, with the privilege of paying half or all of it :it any time. The purchasers of this stock will receive in return for their money, when 85 has been paid, a handssme, lithographed certificate of life membership in the association. Any ODE.taking ten shares will be entitled to an honorary life directorship. By the sale of this stock it is calculated that 8250,000 will be raised in ten years, and that the good work will not be hampered as heretofore, by reason of lack of cam paign funds. Immediately upon the adoption of the new articles of association the following committee on permanent organization was appointed: F. .1. Young of Valley City, chairman Rev. E. H. Teall of Jamestown, Rev. E. E. Tyson, New Rockford Rev. D. J. Mc Kenzie, Carrington H. D. Dickinson, Grand Forks: A. M. Barnum, Traill county and F. J. Ellison, Mandan. While waiting for this committee to report a number of gentlemen made five minute speeches to kill time and the convention adjourned until eight o'clock just before the committee filed into the hall with its report ready. LAST EVENING. Last night's meeting was in the nature of a prohibition rally, the remaining business of the alliance being left over until this morning. Rev. N. D. Fanning opened the meeting with prayer, a South Dakota "battle song" was sandwiched in between two selections by the James town Brass band and then Chairman Mallory introduced Mrs. H. M. Barker of Fargo, president of the territorial W. C. T. U., who made the address of the evening. She ingratiated herself into the good will of those of the audience with whom is not already a favorite, by saying in her opening remarks that she was never before so proud of a Dakota audience or so proud that she is a resi dent of Dakota—because she had just returned from an extended trip through Montana, Washington and Oregon and the contrast was so noticeably in our favor. Later on in her address while re lating some personal experiences she in terpolated a tear-starting cauterization of Butte, and life there, which was en tirely at variance with the reports that the boys bring back with them, i. e. that Butte is '"the bird of them all." Mrs. Barker's address was an argumentative effort to show that prohibition and not license is the proper way to deal with the liquor traffic. She said that wore it not for the revenue which the licensing of the sale brings into the city and coun ty exchequers, Dakota would vote for prohibition four to one. Starting with this proposition she drew the conclusion that thero is no profit in license money and that oven if it did build public im provements and pave streets "every woman in Dakota would rather walk knee deep in gumbo mud than on streets paved with the souls of her boys." Mrs. Barker is a clever woman. She has a wonderful faculty for putting things in WEEKLY ALEET. the strongest way and her pleas are always strong ones. Her address was frequently interrupted with hearty ap plause. The Baileys and Prof. Cornwall arrived on the nine o'clock train and when Mrs. Barker had concluded, were escorted to seats on the stage. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey gave the audience one of their prohibition songs and were encored several times. Their singing is of the popular kind and their songs all are set to the music of popular airs. Prof. Cornwall, the South Dakota lec turer and temperance organizer, who has the reputation of being able to extract more money out. of the pockets of an audience in a given time than any man in the territory, followed in a short ad dress. He is a rapid talker, and said a good deal in a short time. He lead the way cleverly up to the real poipt of his address, and concluded with an appeal for money to help along the good work. They raised 83,000 at the Grand Forks convention, and the professor thought tthey ought to be able to raise $6,000 in Jamestown. This declaration was a sub ject for amendment when the meeting adjourned. The professor talked awhile, and his efforts were finally rewarded by the W.C.T.U., who pledged $100. Then Mrs. Barker told a story about the smallness of a man who wouldn't con tribute, and a few more felt called upon to pledge $10 each. Mr. Bushell and Mrs. Bailey also undertook to coax some tens or fives from the pockets of the audience, but the longed-for pledges were not forth-coining with the desired rapidity. The people did not "loosen," and before the adjournment the professor would have been satisfied with $600. The pledges amounted to a little over $400. Among them were the following sub-, scriptiotis from Jamestown people: W. C.T.U., $25 Rev. E. H. Teall, $10 H. E. Ward, $5: R. J. Bigger, 810, and the Eldridge Y.P.T.S., 810. THIS MORNING. Chairman Mallory went home on the early train with a lot of other delegates, and Rev. M. Barker was chosen tempo rary chairman by the temperance alliance this morning. The committee on permanent organi zation reported the following list of offi cers for the alliance: President—E. W. Chaffe, Amenia. Vice President H. A. Foss, Grand Forks. Corresponding Secretary—J. C. White, Casselton. Recording Secretary—Mrs. J. C.White, Casselton. Treasurer—H. J. Rowe. General Agent—M. Barker, Fargo. Directors—John Miller, Dwight: N. M. Young. Casselton F. G. Young, Vallev City- Rev. J. Lane, H. R. Dickenson, H. H. Mott, Grafton' W. J. Barton, Hamil ton R. M. Winslow. Jamestown J. F. James, Menoken. On motion, the report was adopted and the parties named therein were de clared the officers of the association. The committee on resolutions reported the following, which were adopted: Whereas, We of the people of North Dakota, irrespective of political parties or religious creeds, are met in mass con vention in the city of Jamestown, North Dakota, this 28th day of May, A. D., 1889 and Whereas, The growing influence and deadly power of the liquor traffic of North Dakota warns all good citizens of the need of prompt and energetic action to overcome the influence and destroy the power, and ultimately prohibit the drunkard-making business in the future state of North Dakota. Resolved, 1st, That we re-affirm the principles set forth by alike convention, which met in the city of Grand Forks on the 16th and 17th of April last, viz: that our action in the present constitutioaal campaign be non-partisan in politico, but fraternal in spirit to all who have at heart the well being of the incoming state of North Dakota. Resolved, 2d, That it is the primary object of this convention to unite all elements in sympathy with the temper ance cause, in an effort to secure the adoption of constitutional and statutory prohibition by the submission of the question as a special issue at the October election. Resolved 3rd, That we heartily en dorse the very excellent plan of work adopted by our central committee to be used during the campaign for constitu tional and statutory prohibition of the liquor traffic and for maintenance of the same for a period of not less than 10 years. Resolved 4th. That we who are of the people, will not hereafter support the candidates nominated by any political party which does not in its platform frankly admit the right of the people to settle" the question of prohibition for themselves and which does not in its platform pledge the party to abide by and defend constitutional and statutory prohibition whan passed by the people. Resolved, 5th, That in the elect ion of the members of the legislative, executive, judicial and municipal branches of our state government we will vote for and work to secure the election of those can didates only who are known to favor and work for constitutional and statutory prohibition and if elected will do all in their power to enforce tbe same, no mat ter what their political affiliations may be Resolved. Gth, That wo commend to the temperance people of North Dakota our general agent the Rev. Mr. Barker and our general secretary, ,T. O. White, who will soon enter the field to assist in organizing the counties and townships of North Dakota for prohibition work. Let all temperance people rally to their sup port and render them all the aid possi ble by taking stock in the alliance and all other available means oi raising funds. Resolved, 7th, That the hoard of direc tors b.* empowered to draft constitution and by-laws for the counties, the same to be auxiliary to the state alliance. Resolved. Sth. That this convention NO 4) recommend to the various county organi zations that they procure the names of all saloon keepers: men employed by sa loon keepers bondsmen of saloon keep ers, or men owning buildings used for saloons or drawing a revenue directly or indirectly therefrom, and if possible have the same published in their county pa pers. In case papers will not publish such information then the same is to be published in circular form and sent to every voter in the county. Resolved, 9th, That we recommend to the temperance workers of those coun ties where saloon license prevails to hold Fourth of July and all other celebrations in groves tftvay from cities and saloon in fluences. Mr. Mott intioduced the following res olution of thanks, which was adopted: Resolved. That this convention tender its thanks to the people of Jamestown for the hospitable welcome accorded to them to the railroads for their courtesy in the reduction of fare to Mrs. H. M. Barker for her very excellent address on Tuesday evening, and also to the James town cornet band for the excellent music discoursed together with the inimitable singing of the Baileys, and the valuable services of Prof. Cornish and Editor Bushnell of the Appeal. The committee on Fourth of July meeting at Bismarck, reported recom mending that matter be left to board of directors. Some of the gentlemen who subscribed last night wanted to turn their subscrip tions on stock. They were told repeat edly that it was an irregular proceeding that woidd have to be passed upon by the board of directors, but couldn't see it that way, and wasted half an hour in unprofitable discussion. When this dis cussion finally terminated, Mr. and Mrs. Bailey favored the convention with sev eral of their inimitable songs, and the convention adjourned sine die. THINGS DOCTORS DO NOT KNOW. Their Ignorance Illustrated in the Robinson Poisoning Cases. There was a commotion among the doctors at a recent meeting of the Massa chusetts Medico-Legal society, when it was found that reporters for secular newspapers were taking notes. Papers bearing on the notorious Robinson ar senical poisoning cases had been announ ced. Dr. Holt declared that there was gen eral ignorance of the symptoms of arsen ical poisoning, and claimed that because of this ignorance The ROTHnsOn po7sonii5g~ cases had gone on without arousing sus picions on the part of medical men. There were, he said, at least eight cases of criminal poisoning seven occurred within five years, and in one family, and the other was that of a relative. The cases were all treated by physi cians of large practice, prominent in the profession, and yet no suspicion of ar senical poisoning was arowsed until ant organization in which the victims were insured tried to determine by investiga tion why so many persons died suddenly in this family. In support of his statement as to the ignorance of medical men of the symp toms of arsenical poisoning, the doctor remarked that certificates of death were given in five of the Robinson cases as tollows: pneumonia, typhoid fever men ingitis, bowel disease and Bright's dis ease. The startling disclosure of the stupid ignorance shown in the treatment of those cases is quite in keeping with the usual indiscretion manifested by the pro fession in the treatment of persons who are sufferers from the slow and subtle poison which is generated in the system from a diseased state of the kidneys. The afflicted are treated for consump tion, apoplexy, for brain and various nervous disorders, when in most instan ces, it is shown, when too late, that the patient was wrongfully and ignorantly treated for a supposed disease which was in reality, but a symptom of kidney dis ease, and should have been timelv"treat ed as such by the use of Warner's Safe Cure, which is the only remedy known that can be successfully relied on in the treatment of such disease. Such exhibitions of stupidity by those who profess great intelligence in such matters is calculated to destroy confidence and it can be well said that a remedy like Warner's Safe Cure, which places the di rect means of preserving health in the sufferer's hands, is far more meritorious than high-priced medical advice which is so generally worthless and too often based upon anerroneousopinion as to the true cause of illness. Human life is just a little too precious to the average individual to be sacrificed to the bigotry or ignorance of others. Capt. William McClelland returned last night from a trip of several days into the counties west of the James river con tiguous to the Northern Pacific road. He visited Kidder Burleigh and portions of Logan and Stutsman counties driving from point to point. He found the crops looking extremely well wherever he went. Wheat is growing rapidly and plenty of rain has made the ground wet to a depth of two feet. The captain, who is unusually observant and who gathers practical information readily front the most unpromising sources. found men who had made competencies by combing stock raising with general farming. They had good buildings, pood machinery and growing herds of stock. 1 They impressed the olserver with the fact that financial prosperity can be as stired iu North Dakota by hard work and good business foresight the itn requisites demanded elsewhere to win the same results.