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Mpcciul Agent Hinton Issues a
Circular Letter Ancnt tlie
Irrigation Commission.
Tlie Scope of the Commission as
Stilted in the Act Creat­
ing it.
How the Field Work lias Been
Organized—The Men in
The Irrigation Commission.
From Richard J. Ilinton, special agent
in charge
the government artesian
well investigation, The Alert has receiv­
ed a circular letter which gives some in­
teresting official information of the work
the government irrigation commission
now in North Dnkota. Mr. Hinton is ut
Washington. Under direction of the
secretary of agriculture, he has charge
the investigation and will answer all
inquiries. The following quotation from
the act authorizing the investigation
will show the exact scope and purpose of
the commission:
To authorize the secretary of agricul­
ture to make euch preliminary investiga­
tions of an engineering and other char­
acter as will, so far as practicable, determ­
ine the proper location for artesian wells
for irrigation purposes within the area
west of the ninety-seventh meridan and
east of the foot-hills of the Rocky
mountains, twenty thousand dollars, and
report of all operations and expendi­
tures hereunder shall be made to con­
gress immediately after July tirst, eigh­
teen hundred and ninety:
Provided, That no part of said amount
shall be expended in sinking-wells or the
construction of irrigation works, and
the work done under the appropriation
shall be completed and a report of the
same made within the appropriation, and
nothing herein shall commit the govern­
ment, to any plan of irrigation or the
construction of works therefor.
In his circular Mr. Hinton says:
The office emphasizes the brief period
provided in the above provision of law,
as a reason for earnestly asking all possi­
ble aid in the obtaining of material and
data. An eugineer and geological force
are already in the Held, making the nec­
essary reconnoisances to ascertain the
character and limits of the geological
basins, and of their governing topog­
The press and public of the region in­
terested can largely aid, however, in the
collection of the required statistical data
and information.
agents have
been appointed in each of the states of
Dakota and of Texas, with three for the
central section, which includes western
Kansas and Nebraska, eastern Wyoming,
Colorado and New Mexico. Among their
duties will be the forwarding to citizens
of circulars and blank forms to fill up, in
relation to the location of artesian wells,
their cost, ownership, depths of borings,
strata passed, flow of water, volume of
stream obtained, pressure, elevation of
location, use of water, whether for town,
house or farm purposes, what use it any
is made for irrigation, and the area cov­
ered thereby. These questions and oth­
ers cognate thereto, are embraced in the
circulars. Information is also asked in
relation to all flowing springs and waters
that are subterranean in origin, and
wliich may proceed
source? similar
to artesian waters. For the purposes of
this investigation all subterranean waters
may be considered artesian, that are per­
manent in flow and rise higher when
reached, than their sources.
This office asks your aid in the dissem­
ination of these facts. In order that all
those interested may place themselves in
communication with the agents of this
department engaged in the investigation,
there names and addresses are given.
The work of the commission has been
well organized. Division field agents
have been appointed as follows:
For North Dakota—T. S. Underhill,
state railroad commissioner, Antelope,
North Dakota.
For South Dakota—Stephan G. Up
dyke, professor, state agricultural col­
lege Brookings, South Dakota.
For Western Kansas and Nebraska,
eastern Colorado, one degree, and public
land strip—J. W. Gregory, editor Senti­
nel, Garden City, Kansas.
For Colorado and New Mexico, east
105 degrees of west longitude—L. G.
Carpenter, professor ot irrigation engi­
neering, state agricultural college, Fort
Collins, Colorado.
For Texas, between 97 degrees and 105
degrees of westlDngitude— F. E. Roesler,
civil engineer, Dallas, Texas.
These agents may be addressed as
above, and they will duly forward blanks
etc., with return free enveloxies.
The field geologists are the following
For the two Dakotas: Prof. G. E.
Culver, state university, Vermillion,
South Dakota Prof. Geo. E. .Bailey,
school of mines, Rapid City, South Da­
kota, will serve as assistant geologist and
engineer, for the Dakotas and Wyoming,
west of the Missouri river, or the 100th
For Nebraska: Prof. Lewis E. Hicks
of state experimental station and univer­
sity, .Lincoln, Neb.
For Texas: Prof. E. T. Dumble, state
geologist, Austin, Texas Prof. Carpenter
may be addressed on geological questions
for Colorado and eastern New Mexico.
The supervising engineer in charge of
field work is Col. E. S. Nettleton of Den­
ver, Colorado, and the general Held geol­
ogist is Robert Hay of Juuction City,
Kansas. Both these gentlemen will ex­
amine the entire field and their where­
abouts will probably be reported from
time to time in press dispatches.
The State Railroad Commissioners to
Take Legal Measures tor the En­
forcement of the LAWS.
The regular monthly meeting of the
railroad commissioners will be held to­
morrow at the capitol. In the matter of
securing the benefits of the coal rate
established by the last legislature, Com­
missioner Bartlett stated today, that an
effort would be made to compel the
roads to comply with the law. The com­
mission has received word from the
Great Northern road, that in the Colton
test matter the coal would not be trans­
ported at the rate the law named be­
cause the law is unconstitutional, inas­
much as the rate is less than cost of
service to the company. The commis­
sioners will apply for a mandamus to
Judge Morgan or to some other judge of
the state and endeavor to get the sup­
reme court to render decision nn the
matter as soon as possible.
In the Grand Forks crossing matter,
where the Great Northern declines to
join with the Northern Pacific in the
construction of a to facilitate ship­
ments of freight from one road to an­
other the commission will also take
steps to enforce the law, which, Mr.
Bartlett says, is plain on the point. The
attorney general will be requested to
take whatever immediate action he may
deem necessary to secure the conven­
ience desired by the public. The North­
ern Pacific has always stood in readiness
to comply on its part with the order of
the commissioners.
The New N\ P. Time Card.
It is now stated that the new time
card on the Northern Pacific will go into
effect June 8th, when an additional train
will be put on and faster time made than
at present. No. 1 will leave St. Paul at
4 p. in., and reach Jamestown about 4:30
a. m. No. 3 will leave St. Paul in the
morning and reach Jamestown at 8:30 p.
m. This will be the fast train. It will
make the run over the Dakota division
in six hours and forty minutes. The
other western bound passenger trains
will leave St. Paul about the same as at
present. Going east No. 2 will arrive at
Jamestown about 6:20 a. m. Another
westbound train will leave Jamestown
shortly before midnight, reach Fargo at
3:10 a. ru.. and be in St. Paul soon after
1 p. in. The extra dining cars for this
service are expected to be ready in season
for the sta*-t June 8th.
Ascer ained at Devils Lake.
Devils Lake News: The irrigation
commissioners, Prof. G. E. Culver, Bail
road Commissioner Underhill, Col. Net­
tleton and Stenographer Gieenwell, arriv­
ed Wednesday morning and proceeded at
once to collect such scientific evidence as
Devils Lake artesian well famishes. The
elevation here is 1,469 feet or 63 feet
above the Jamestown well. The pres­
sure of our well is 25, of Jamestown 95.
The flow of Devils Lake well is 79 gal­
lons a minute, or about 3,600 barrels a
day, which is a great deal less, say the
commissioners, than they have found in
any other place. The formation is the
same as at Jamestown and the data ob­
tained here strengthens the theory that
the artesian water supply has its source
in the Rocky mountains. The commis­
sioners went west on yesterday's train. A
fuller account will be given in next
week's issue.
A Conspicuous Realty.
New York Sun: A star of unwonted
brightness shining low in the western
sky just after sundown, began to attract
attention in the closing days of April,
and with daily increase of brilliancy and
elevation it has now become a phenome­
non that catches every observant eye.
It is Venus, the earth's sister planet., re­
turning once more with its unvarying
regularity of celestial revolutions to re­
assert its supremacy as the star of even­
ing. There are other evening stars
mentioned in the almanac, and in fact all
of the planets at one time or another
figure in that role, but when Venus is in
presence all the others hide their dimin­
ished light. When she shines at her
best, as she will in the comiug summer
and autumn, this beautiful planet furn­
ishes a never failing source of wonder
that a star can be so bright. Even now
from her place on the farthest side of the
sun, she reflects back the solar blaze
from her surface with such a splendor of
refulgence that is seen from the earth,
one hundred and fifty million miles dis­
tant, she is after the sun and the moon,
the most conspicuous reality in the
A Just Judge Gone.
All the old settlers in North Dakota
will regret to learn of the death
of Judge Barnes at Delavan,
Wis. He was judge in the early
days and was always a foe to dis­
order and a friend to the settler. He was
the father of Mrs. Judge A. D. Thomas,
Mr. L. Barnes and the late Mrs. E. S.
Tyler, of Fargo, and of Hon. D. B.Barnes
of Delavan, Wisconsin.
Mandan Pioneer: As soon as
I f\ 1
f-i1 i-'t I:
steam shovel gets out of the repair shops
it will begin some active work at filling
up the trestle
of the bridge over the
Missouri. A large force of men is at
work between Mandan and the bridge
now, putting i" new ties, and when a
track has been laid on the north side of
the dump along which the soil will be
run, that will be taken out by the steam
Court opened this morning with Dep­
uty Sheriff McGregor's "Oh, yes! oh, yes!
oh, yes!" The roll of the petit jurors
was called and the following answered to
their names:
A Noel, Maston, Geo Porter,
Wm Buck waiter, A Halstead, Peter
Haas, Wm Jones. W W Morgan, E
Johnson, E McElroy, Win Bennett,
A Tucker, S Dowd, S Guilford,
DeNault, McNulty, Horry LeFranz,
Roper, II Calkins and Peter Hauser.
Messrs. Jones, McElroy, Tucker, Guil­
ford, McNulty and Calkins were excused.
The preliminary call of the calendar
was gone through with and about half
of the cases disposed of either by being
stricken off the calendar, continued, re­
ferred or set for trial.
The jury was excused until 9 a. in. to­
The case of Daniel Rockwell vs Jane
L. Rockwe.l, being an application for di­
vorce, was beard. The defendant failed
to appear and divorce was granted upon
the plaintiff making out his case. Rock­
well has been living on a claim near
Adrian for five years and a half.
He was married to the defen­
dant, June 22,1856, and in response to
an interrogatory as to his age he replied
that he was "upwards of 60." Dan'l de­
poses that he first tumbled to the fact
that there was something wrong in his
domestic affairs about seven and one
half years ago. At that time he and his
wife and family were living in Pennsyl­
vania. His business was such as to call
him away from home frequently and dur
icg these visits Ed. Chalmers, the villian
of this drama in real life, robbed Rock­
well of his wife's affection. Indeed
Dan'l played a very insignificant second
fiddle, his wife absolutely refusing to
have anything to do with him, delaring
ing she no longer loved him. Thus affairs
remained for a year or more, when the
figurehead of the Rockwell family con­
cluded that a change of climate and lo­
cality might prove beneficial. He de­
termined to remove to Dakota. His
wife refused to come west with him and
has since obstinately persisted in living
apart from him. On these grounds he
asked for a divorce and udge Rose
granted it. Jno. S. Watson appeared as
Rockwell's attorney.
Little if anything was accomplished in
district court either Tuesday afternoon
or Wednesday. None of the jury cases
were ready for trial and the jury was
again dismissed this morning for the day.
Judge Rose read the attorneys a lecture
on their dilatoriness. He said he did
not propose to hold the jury at the pub­
lic expense to await the convenience of
the attorneys. He said that if some jury
case is not ready in the morning he will
dismiss the jury. He also gave notice
that hereafter on the first day of the
term the calendar will be called,
and if there is no jury case ready for
trial the jury will be promptly dismissed
for the term.
Tlie Irrigation Report.
The United States senate committee
on arid lands who made an investigation
of this region last summer have presented
their report. The committee split on the
method of irrigation and presented
majority and minority reports. The
majority report favors artesian irrigation
The following passages of the report will
be of interest as showing the opinion of
the majority:
Opinion was unanimous in the two Da
kotas in support of a liberal appropria­
tion for an irrigation survey, and the de­
mand was made on all sides that the
general government should appropriate
also a sum of money sufficient to defray
the expenses of rapid geologic and hydro
graphic reconnoissances by which the
three forms of developing a water supply
already named might be fairly outlined
and located in connection with the phys­
ical features of the Dakotas. It is con­
sidered especially desirable that a rea­
sonable and speedy effort should be
made to ascertain the limits and charac­
ter of the several well belts, and that
some experimental wells be sunk to give
knowledge to the people and courage to
the settlers, present and prospective.The
appeal is, in your committee's judgment,
a reasonable one, especially in view of
the fact that there remain at least 21,
It Opens This Morning With
•Judge Uose on the
The Calendar is Light and
the Term "Will he a
Short one.
An olil man, "Upwards ot'Sixty,"
Asks for and gets a
District Court.
The May term of the district court
opened Tuesday morning. The calendar
shows 41 continued cases and 15 new
ones—all civil causes. There area num­
ber of cases among these of considerable
importance. The calendar, however, is
much lighter than usual, and jury cases
less numerous. The term is not expect­
ed to continue longer than ten days.
There are no criminal cases on the calen­
dar, and there being no occasion for a
grand jury, none was called. This is in
accordance with one of the laws of the
recent legislature which provides for dis­
pensing with a grand jury in such cases.
Letters and sealed parcels
All other matter to foreign
000,000 acres more of public land still
open to settlement. The chief crops of
Dakota are the hard wheat, for which it
is famous, corn, oats, barley, potatoes
and hay. Tho loss by drouth is put at
40 per cent for wheat, 80 for corn and 30
for oats.
Evidence was given showing how in a
instances the overflow of wells irrigated
tracts of grain, and that such tracts fur­
nished abundant crops while all the
other fields were blighted. It was stated
that the rise in the value of land if
water security prevailed would be from
810 to 840 per acre. The president of
the agricultural college at Brookings
estimated the immediate rise in the
James river valley alone at $20 per acre.
Ten dollars was given as the present
value of farm land per acre. With sum
mer security of water each acre would
be worth 830. That would be an increase
of 8140,000.000 in one section alone. It
will be unnecessary on that basis to
make a calculation for the 35.000,000
acres now occupied or held by individ­
uals, as it would be 60 large as to pre­
vent belief. Yet the James river esti­
mate given is not too high. Still the
people are, as pioneers, to poor as yet to
undertake the work of defining and indi­
cating the hydrographic supplies or the
most profitable manner of using and
storing them. This once done by the
general government, as they claim
should be the case, there would be no
difficulty, it is declared, of obtaining all
the capital needed for the work of de­
velopment and construction. Youi com­
mittee Ptrrees with this view.
Postofficc Business.
Report of the count of the number of
pieces nnd weight of matter, with amount
of postage thereon, mailed during the
seven consecutive days beginning at six
o'clock on Monday morning. May 5th,
and ending at six o'clock on Monday
morning, May 12th, 1890, at the postoffice
at Jamestown, Stutsman county, North
I No
w"g t.|
Letters mailed to other
postollkes. (postage 2c an
ounce or fraction thereof)..
Ih oz age.
63 13
Drop letters for local de­
livery (postage le an ounce
or fraction thereof)
8 56 12
4 11
Postal cards mailed to
other postoflices
Postal cards deposited for
local delivery
3 24
1 7
Mailed bv publishers and
news agents (postage lc a
2 57
Ma led bv publishers in
county of publication (free
of postage
1 37
Transient newspapers and
periodicals (postage lc. for
each four ounces or fraction
Mailed the other offices...
Deposited lor local deliv­
1 99
20 8
Mailed the other offices...
4 04
1 4
12 3
2 12
3 4
3 S4
Letters pertaining to busi­
ness of the postal service..
Letters pertaining to gov­
ernment business
other Jtlian
postollice business
3 3
1 4
5694 337 8. S 76 42
Amount of postage due to be collected on
delivery of matter included in the aboveS 53
Amount of registry fees (at 10c each) 1 90
Number ot pieces of official matter registered
free, 5.
I hereby certify that the foregoing
statement of matter mailed is true and
correct, according. to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
X. O. Farmers' Alliance Meeting.
A meeting of the North Dakota Farm­
ers' alliance will be held in this city
Wednesday, nne 4th, for the purpose of
considering the following questions:
1st. Shall we adopt the secret work
and join the great Farmers' organization
of America "The National Farmers' Alli­
ance and Industrial UnionV"
2nd. Shall we divide our forces be­
tween the existing political parties or
shall we stand together?
3d. To consider and review the action
of our past legislature and make our de­
mands for future legislation.
4th. To take under consideration the
action of our national committee at
5th. To consider the action of congress
upon our demands for relief and take
such action as will advance our interests
both state nnd national.
Gth. Shall we have a state organ, and
consider any and all questions that will
be of mutual benefit?
Each alliance will be entitled to one
delegate and one additional delegate for
each twenty-live members or major part
Advertised Letters.
List of uncalled for letters in the post
office at Jamestown. Dakota, for the week
ending May 12th, 1890:
McGillivray, Mrs E
Baker, Ira Canhaw, John
Clawson, Robbert Callahan, Thos W
Edwards, W Firth, Fred
Klineberger, Rev A Lawrence. Jo
Nichols, Fred Zwight, Silas
If not called for within 14 days, will
be sent to the dead letter office. In call­
ing for those letters, please say adver­
tised and give date.
South Dakota expects to establish an
emigration bureau at Chicago, to be
maintained until after the close of the
world's fair.
Extensions of the Water Mains,
Aggregating Nearly a Mile,
to be made.
Tlie Line of tlie Proposed Exten­
sions—Proposals to be Ad­
vertised for.
A Prohibitionist says the "Origi­
nal Paekage" IJeeision is a
Death Mow.
City Council.
A special meeting of the city council
was held Tuesday night. The meeting was
called to consider and take such action
as might be deemed necessary concern­
ing an extension of the water mains and
(such other business as might come before
th» council. All the aldermen were
City Clerk Blewett read a statement of
the city finances which showed outstand­
ing indebtedness amounting to about
The water works committee, to whom
was referred the matter of water exten­
sions, reported recommending the follow­
ing extensions:
We would recommend that about 4,500
feet of 4 inch pipe be layed, the same to
be distributed as follows:
Commencing at the corner of Sixth
avenue and Milwaukee street: thence
south to St. Paul street thence east to
Fifth avenue: thence south on Fifth
avenue to Washington avenue, a distance
of 1,520 feet.
Also, commencing on the corner of
Fifth avenue and Secoud street: thence
west on Second street to Seventh ayenue,
a distance of 740 feet.
Also, commencing on the corner of
Fifth avenue and Fourth street: thence
west on Fourth street to Eighth avenue,
a distance of 1,120 feet.
Also, commencing at the corner of Sec­
ond avenue and Fourth street: thence
east on Fourth street to Milton avenue,
a distance of about 740 feet.
Also commencing at the corner of
Second avenue and Milwaukee street:
thence north to Wisconsin avenue, a
distance of about 880 feet.
We would further recommend that six
hydrants be located along the line as
above mapped out, their exact location
to be hereafter determined.
We would further recommend that the
cost of said extensions (probably about
83,000) be paid out of the general fund
of the city.
Alderman Alley moved to adopt
the report and that the water works
committee be instructed to adver
vertise for proposals to make the exten­
sions, the bids to be opened at a meeting
of the council to be held June 16th.
Invited to help Celebrate.
The following communication was pre­
sented and read:
Believing the welfare of our city will be
promoted by a public celebration on
July 4th, 1890, the W. C. T. U. have ar­
ranged a festival to be held in one of the
groves. An address by Bishop
Shanley, will be the principal
attraction. It is expected that
the band will be in attendance and the
ladies of the W. C. T. IT. will place re­
freshments on sale.
Your most honorable body is respect­
fully requested to be present and join
with this social gathering.
MBS. F. E. JONES, Pres.
M. D. BILL, Cor. Sec'y.
Alderman Steel moved to accept the
invitation. Alderman Alley seconded,
Mayor Fuller promptly put the motion
and it carried unanimously.
Otlier lluxiness.
Alderman Garrigan introduced an or­
dinance to amend ordinance No. 93. The
ordinance strikes out all of section 3 of
the police ordinance and inserts in lieu
theref the words: "The salary of the
chief of police shall be $70 per month."
On motion of Alderman Eager the ordi­
nance was read the second time by title
only. The rules were suspended to per­
mit its third reading and final passage,
and Alderman Eager moved to amend
the ordinance by striking out 870 and
inserting SCO in lieu thereof. Alderman
Steel moved to amend the amendment
by fixing the salary at $6u. which motion
prevailed and the amendment as amend­
ed prevailed. The ordinance as amended,
then received its third reading and Ald­
erman Eager moved that the amendment
do pass as amended. Carried.
Alderman Garrigan introduced a reso­
lution making it the duty of the chief of
police to repair sidewalks and care for
the public park and do any other work
that the mayor may require. Resolution
was adopted.
C. D. Porter submitted a proposition
to plant the eight Hower beds in the park
for $46. Alderman Steel moved that the
park committee be empowered to employ
Mr. Porter to plant the park beds with
flowers at a cost not to exceed 846.
Alderman Steel moved that the finance
committee be empowered to employ a
competent man to check up the books of
the city clerk and city treasurer. Carried.
The council adjourned on motion of
Alderman Klaus.
The Drouth Klsewhere.
North and South Dakota are not the
only agricultural states that have suffer­
Too Fiat to Irrigate.
If correctly reported, the following
which appeared in the Aberdeen News as
coming from Col. Nettleton will be of
interest as bearing on the character of
the report which the irrigation commis­
sion will make:
When asked if the Jim valley could be
successfully irrigated Col. Nettleton
replied that it was "altogether too fine
a country to be handled in this manner."
In other words, he thought the land was
too level for the greatest success. He
was inclined to believe that irrigation
was hardly necessary in this country for
its settlement and growth. Ail new
countries had passed through the trials
that Dakota is now undergoing and all
had come out right in the end. Kansas
and Nebraska had experienced succes­
sive drouths for years, but habitation
and cultivation have brought moisture
and equalized its distribution. Re
thought the experience here would be a
repetition to some extent of that noted
in early days in other states. The aver­
age rain fall now was sufficient if proper­
ly distributed, and settlement would do
this. His experience and observation
led him to believe the Dakotas could
stand a good deal of dry weather and
that a large rain fall would well nigh
render the country a swamp on account
of its phenomenal flatness. He would
advise the farmers of the state to stick
to their holdings if a possible thing for a
better time was coming beyond any ques­
The colonel's remarks are entitled to
great weight, not only for their signifi­
cance as bearing upon the report of the
commission but more particularly on ac­
count of his long and varied career in
the arid regions of the United States. He
knows exactly of what he is speaking.
Nullifying Prohibition.
There is little reason to doubt but that
the recent supreme court decision has
practically nullified prohibition. The
states that now have prohibitory laws in
force are unfortunate, but those having
prohibition in their constitutions are
doubly so. The extent to which the de­
cision reaches is just being realized.
Judge Henderson of Iowa, himself an
earnest prohibitionist and one of the
closest students of liquor legislation,
after a careful study of the decision,
1. That saloon keepers can import into
this state from another state or nation,
any kind of liquor in any kind of pack­
ages, however small, and sell any package
to any customer without regard to age,
sex, color, or previous condition, even the
veriest sot, without let or hinderence, so
far as any law to the contrary is con­
2. That the person to whom it is sold
may driuk it in the place where it is sold,
or elsewhere, as there is no law of this
state or congress prohibiting the lawful
purchase of liquors from drinking it
whenever he pleases.
3. That the state has no power to pro­
hibit or regulate, nor tax nor license euch
a sale, nor is there any limit to the kind
or quantity nor quality to the liquor so
soltl, only that it must be sold in original
package or packages. If the original
packages consist of half-ounce phials, or
any less quantity (except when imported
from foreign countries, in which case the
laws of congress prescribe the size and
quantity of bottle package) a phial, a
bottle, a drav-load or a carload may be
sold to one customer.
4. So the decision practically nullifies
all state laws prohibiting or licensing or
in any manner regulating or interfering
with the sale of any liquors imported
into any state from another state or for­
eign nation.
5. That saloons for selling liquor in
phials or bottles, in the original pack­
ages, can be established thick on every
6treet in every city, town or village in
Iowa or au'y other state, if brought from
some other state or foreign country.
6. Finally it is practically ar:d neces­
sarily, a death-blow to prohibition and
license ("for revenue only") and all re­
strictive and regulative laws, and there
is no remedy short of congressional ac­
tion. only that in case the business is
carried on in such a manner as to be a
nuisance, I suppose the state may punish
the disorderly proceedings as a nuisance,
South Dakota Items.
Several South Dakota men were ft the
Gladstone last night. They said the
whole state was talking about the origi
nal package decision, and that it would
defeat prohibition in all the larger towns
at least, and it is more than likely that
small saloons and low drinking places
would spring up in tho villages and
smaller towns. It was stated that
saloons had opened up in Sioux Falls.
Watertown, Huron and other towns:
although prohibition had but recently
gone into effect in that state.
Among the other items of state inter­
est discussed was the prevailing belief
that Pierre would logo the capital and
that Huron would secure it.
A Burleigh county stallion was im­
prisoned for a week in an old well, hav
ing fallen in by accident. The animal
was rescued alive and will probably be
no worse for the long fast.
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ed from a drouth, which it i* now hoped,
is broken. Reports from northwestern
Iowa say that district has been visited
by a second soaking rain. The ground
is sufficiently moist toinsure big crops so
far as rain is concerned. On account of the
drouth last summer and the continued
drouth this spring meadow land has suf­
fered badly and in consequence the tame
hay crop will be very short. The last
rains have come in time to save the wild
grasses, and the pasturage will be good
for the thousands of cattle that are ship­
ped in to feed upon it. Most of the corn
will be planted this week. Farmers are
jubilant over the prospects for a big
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