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VOL XIII
A PAUCITY OF PICKINGS.
Kaunas Goes North Dakota Sev­
eral Better in the Matter of
Destitution Stories.
A Correspondent ,who Advances
Some Ideas that are Worthy
of Consideration.
Statement of North Dakota's I11
surance Business—Death of
Mrs. Vincent.
Hail to Foot it Out.
The worst that waa ever said about
North Dakota could never equal the fol­
lowing instance of destitution that has
come to light in western Kansas. Kansas
may send a car load of corn to North Da­
kota placarded with an ostentatious
statement of sympathy, but no Dakota
man and family ever were compelled to
walk out this state and beg along the
road as the following dispatch relates:
ST. JOSEPH, MO., May 17.—George
Brooks, his wife and five children, rang­
ing in age from four to fourteen years,
arrived in St. Joseph, having walked
from Marion county, Kan., over three
hundred miles, since the first of the
month. The family went to Southwest
em Kansas during the boom and proved
up on a claim.Poor crops resulted in their
losing both farm and stock. Their neigh­
bors were in almost as hard circumstan­
ces as themselves, and when Brooks con­
cluded to start to his old home at
Sigonrney, Iowa, nobody could assist
him. He finally determined to wnlk,and
his conclusion was paitly carried out.
When they arrived here they were iii a
horrible condition. Th« wife's shoes
were worn out, and her feet were one
mass of sores. The two younger children,
boys aged four and six had walked near­
ly all the way, and their cowhide shoes
had made running ulcers their heels a
quarter of an inch deep. Brooks insists
that there are hundreds in the new coun­
ties of Kansas whose condition is in no
way better than that of his family.
Some Pertinent Suggestions.
EDITOB ALEKT:—What good is onr
famous water power that we have in this
city? It brings us 8300 annual rentals,
which is offset by the expense of repair­
ing bursted pipes and salary to
the water commissioner. So we have an
artesian well and water works which
cost somewhere from §16,000 to $18,000,
for which the city gets practically noth­
ing in return, except the little ornament­
al fountain in the public park.
Is there not some way in which our
city can get something out of the water
works? Would it not be a good idea for
our city council to pass an ordinance
giving the free use of the artesian water
power to any individual or company who
will use it for manufacturing purposes?
Oar city can well afford to pass an or­
dinance exempting any manufacturing
company from city taxes for ten years
and giving them the use of the water
power free for alike period. The artes­
ian stream is said to be 537 gallons per
minute. The writer does not know how
much power this stream would generate
in a wheel attached to machinery, but it
does seem as if there might be some sal­
able article of consumption manufactur­
ed by this water power.
A great many obscure little villages in
New England have become large manu­
facturing towns by public donation of
franchises such as water jiower. exemp­
tion from city taxes, etc. What better
disposition could be made of theoid
court house than to donate it to some
bona fide manufacturing company? If
our city were to donate the old court
house and the free use of the artesian
water power and free taxes for ten years,
possibly
Bome
manufacturing interest
might spring up and benefit the town.G,
North Dakota Insurance Business.
Commissioner of Insurance Carey's
statement of insurance business done in
the state of North Dakota during the
year 1889, presents some interesting facts.
There is only one fire insurance company
in the state—the Phoenix of Minot
There are three hail companies—the
Farmers Mntnal Protective of Grand
Forks, the LaMoure county hail and tli9
North Dakota Hail association of Coop
erstown. There should also be added to
this, the Alliance Hail association, which
although classed as a South Dakota com­
pany, has a North Dakotf. department
with headquarters here. The report
shows the following business trans­
acted in the state during the past year:
Foreign fire insurance companies—
Risks written, $17,391,121.31 premiums
received 8350,791,79 losses inourred
3181,608.43 losses paid $213,927.29.
North Dakota tire insurance compan­
ies—Risks written $8,300: premiums re­
ceived 8304.
North Dakota hail companies—Risks
written $6,700.29 premiums received
$811.22 losses incurred 8529.40 losses
paid §579.69.
South Dakota hail companies—risks
written $1,275,322.34 premiums received
823,369.59 losses inourred 814,648.62
losses paid $14,648.62.
Foreign life, accident and endowment
companies—risks written $3,100,838.43
premiums received $e34,639.28 losses
incurred $33,394.19 losses paid $29,
806.49.
To Work in the Vineyard.
Of the six students from Auburn Pres
bytenan seminary, New York, who arrived
Dakota last week, four will be engaged
in assisting Superintendent Saunders in
organizing Presbyterian Sunday schools
throughout the state, and two will be en­
gaged in permanent pastoral work. The
locations are as follows: Geo. McKay,
headquarters at Grand Forks F. B.Cort
lan, at Casselton Mr.Cresterson, Lisbon
Dean Smith, Bismarck Mr. Bradley,
Devils Lake Mr. Richardson, one cf the
southern counties.
Died.
Mrs. Rose M. Vincent, wife of Floyd
R. Vincent, died of consumption at her
home Sunday evening at about 9:30
o'clock. For the past year she has been
slowly declining and no medical skill
could arrest the fatal disease. 1 he de­
ceased was a lady of most estimable
character, universally respected and
loved. Her christian character was
above reproach and her spiritual consola­
tions in her lingering sickness were such
as to destroy the fear of death and lead
her to look forward calmly and hopefully
to the time of her departure which she
well
knew
was near. She was an honor­
ed member of the Methodist Episcopal
church and her removal will be a keenly
felt loss to the society, as well as to the
family. Funeral services will be held at
the residence tomorrow (Tuesday) after­
noon at two o'clock, and the burial will
be in our city cemetery.
The Odd Fellows Meeting.
The annual meeting of the grand lodge
of Dakota Odd Fellows will be held this
year at Deadwood, commencing Tuesday.
The principal feature of this meeting
will be the institution of four grand
lodges, namely: The grand lodges of
North and South Dakota, and a grand
encampment of each of the two new
jurisdictions. The grand master's report
will show unusual activity in the order,
with a large increase in lodges the past
year, which it is believed has been the
most prosperous in the history of the
order in this jurisdiction. Then the Re
bekah convention which will meet at the
same time and place, under the guidance
of Mrs. Moreland of Peoria, 111., will be
the first ev«r held in the jurisdiction and
will give that branch of the work a most
healthy impetus. The North Dakota
delegates are now on their way to attend
the meetiug. Large numbers from the
Red and Missouri liver valleys met here
Saturday and went south to Oakes
where the North Dakota men will meet
and then proceed in a body. For the
accommodation of those coming in from
the east Superintendent McCabe held
the Valley train until No. 1 arrived. J.
J. Nierlin" and John Anderson of the
Jamestown lodge will attend. The form­
er goes as the delegate.
Memorial Day Order.
Headquarters Wm.H. Seward Post No. 8,
G. A. R., Department of North Dakota,
Jamestown, May 21,1890.
In compliance with general order No.
13, national headquarters G. A. R., dated
at Detroit, Michigan, April 24th 1890, and
general order No. 2 department of North
Dakota, Grand Forks, May 1st, 1890,
Wm. H. Seward Post No. 8, G. A. R.,
will observe memorial day with appro­
priate ceremonies. All old soldiers, their
wives and families, Sons of Veterans,
Womans' Relief Corps, Militia company,
schools of Jamestown and the citizens
generally are cordially invited to be
present and take part in the exercises of
the day to the end that a fitting tribute
may be paid to our fellow comrades who
gave their lives that the nation might live.
By order of WM. H. GRAVES,
H. J.Porter, Adj. Post Commander.
Wonderfully Productive.
Col. P. B. Groat, the genial and active
general immigration agent of the North­
ern Pacific was in the city between trains
Saturday. He went east on No. 4 but
said he would return and spend a day or
so in Jamestown this week. Mr. Groat
says he is satisfied North Dakota is as
good an agricultural country as
can be found anywhere and that when
we raise one or two good crops im­
migration will again pour into the state
in quest of our fertile lands. "When the
conditions are favorable" he said "North
Dakota ia a wonderfully productive
country."
A Rich Development.
Fargo Republican: Alma Svansson, the
white girl who some time ago gave birth
to a child, whose father she says is Rich,
the colored barber at Casselton, was ad­
judged insane by the board of insanity
commissioners, this morning, and will be
sent to the asylum at Jamestown. Her
baby is being cared for at the county
hospital.
Building Operations Discontinued,
EDITOR ALERT:—Permit me to state
through your columns that I have decid­
ed to discontinue building operations
for this season. Persons having claims
against me for work already done, will
oblige me Dy presenting them at once.
J. SHANIjEY.
Mandan Pioneer: There was in town
this morning an animal two months old
which has for its mother a shepard dog,
and for its father a cinnamon bear. The
pup or cub, whichever it is called, had a
head and front legs like a dog, and hind
quarters, teeth and fur like a bear, but
seemed to have the general disposition of
a young dog. The animal, which is »n
interesting curiosity, came from Wash­
ington and is the property of Mr. Robert
Roberts of Bismarck.
JAMESTOWN WEEKLY ALERT.
BANQUETED AT FARGO.
Fargo Endeavors to Outdo
Grand Forks in Honoring:
Bishop Shanley.
The Bishop's Remarks as Re­
ported by the Argus—A
Big Crowd.
Receiver DeMers of the Fargo
Land Office Afflicted with
Dementia.
Bishop Shanley's Reception.
The reception and banquet given
bishop Shanley at Fargo last night was
a great success in everyway. A large
number of Fargo citizens took occasion
to pay their respects to the honored and
popular head of the Catholic church in
North Dakota. The banquet occurred
after the reception. Mayor Ball delivered
the address of welcome. Bishop Shanley
responded as follows according to the
Argus report:
I find it indeed very difficult to
respond in any terms to the
words just now addressed to me by his
honor, the mayor of Fargo. I know the
sacrifice he makes to be here tonight,
and I am not able to attempt to thank
him for his kind words. I will endeavor
to show my appreciation by often com­
ing to Fargo and endeavor to advance
every interest of your city. These mid­
night speeches I am not used to. It has
been my custom early to bed and early
to rise. Some weeks ago I was at Grard
Forks, and I told the people how de­
lighted I was with everything there. I
told them I would say tonight how much
I thought of Grand Forks. It is a won­
derful populace—outside of Fargo
[laughter] and outside of dearly beloved
Jamestown [laughter.] I am fairly
raptured by your fair city. I am pleased
that I may number among my fiock so
intelligent and enterprising a member­
ship as I have here. Your business
blocks are wonderful, your churches are
not as beautiful as some, but I intend to
see that the Cathode church is the best
of them all. Your politicians are with­
out a peer in the state except with two
exceptions—Denny Hannafin and
Alex. McKenzie. Then you excel in
preparing good things for the inner man.
I have never eaten so hearty a supper as
I have here at the head of this table.
Then vou have Father Collins, and who
can excel him? I will endeavor to fulfill
what of the hopes possible that have
baen raised. One of the pleasantest
features of this reception was the pres­
ence^ one who had been a slave.I grasped
his hand more cordially than that of any­
one else who greeted me.I was glad to 6ee
the feeling manifested here. These
liberal ideas are Catholic, and I want to
see them fostered. I know many of you
are thinking what I am going to do with
coming here to live. I knew nothing
about the matter until it was all settled.
The selection of the place of the See was
made by some one else, and not by me. I
won't tell you whether I am coming to
Fargo to live or not. [Applause.]
Among the others who responded to
toasts were Col. Benton, Rev. F. B.Nash,
Col. Plummer, H. C. Plumley, Dr. Dar
row, Capt. Burke, Father Collins and
Frank Irons.
An V. S. Official Insane.
Captain F. D. DeMers, receiver of the
United States land office at Fargo, was
brought to Jamestown and received as a
patient at the insane hospital Tuesday.He
is afflicted with dementia, but in a mild
form and it is hoped by his friends that
under Dr. Archibald's skillful treatment
he will soon be well again. Saturday
night the captain was observed to act
strangely and Sunday his hallucination
took the form that he wanted to benefit
all North Dakota by planting large for­
ests. Yesterday DeMers got an idea that
he wanted to purchase diamonds and
jewelry. He bought a number of valu­
able stones and jewelry and paid for them
with checks. The diamonds were return­
ed and his checks taken up. The Cass
county insanity commissioners examined
and fpund him insane and decided that
he should be sent to Jamestown for treat­
ment. It is stated that the land office
will be temporarily closed until the gov­
ernment can take some action the
matter.
Advertising Montana.
Mr. Moses Folsom, who is now one of
the Great Northern railway advertising
agents, is arranging for a number of ex­
cursions into Montana this summer.
General Passenger Agent Whitney is
making a specialty of advertising Mon­
tana attractions. A delegation of Min­
nesota school teachers will spend the
vacation there. The Great Northern's
attractions in Montana will be graphi­
cally depicted in a forthcoming number
of the Outing, by Ernest Ingersoll, one
of the best descriptive writers of the
country, and whose articles appear in the
best magazines published.
W. A. Fridley, Steele: I have noticed
since 1883 that whenever we had a late
cold spring, we always had good crops.
In 1888, the year of the big frost, I could
not plow until the 17th of April. We
would have got a bis crop that year, but
for the frost in August. In 1885 we had
a good crop—late spring. When it gets
hot in March you can look out for every­
thing drying up.
Cando Record: There is a current
rumor that one of our farmers has cap­
tured a couple of dozen female gophers
and caring for them in barrels that he
may secure the tails of their young.
*m I'fg'Si
JAMESTOWN. NORTH DAKOTA THURSDAY MAY 22 1890 NO 42
The Gossip Going.
O. A. Boynton: I've two or three
items today, but I won't give them to
The Alert.
Webb Cunningham: I think the
ground is in much better condition this
year than last. The people around Eld
ridge are feeling better than they did
this time last year.
A. G. Tellner: Have just returned
from Chicago where I spent two weeks.
Had a very pleasant trip. Am glad to see
the prospects here so good. Have bought
a fine stock of everything in my line.
G. W. Cowles: I will leave Monday or
Tuesday for Pierre to look the town
over and remain a month or so, probably.
I expect to return to Jamestown and
open a cigar factory in the fall. I did
not make anything this spring, but
think I could this fall if we get a good
crop. There are $10,000 sent out of
Jamestown every year for cigars. If the
merchants, who kick when a farmer buys
his groceries or dry goods from St. Paul
or Chicago firms, would only practice
what they preach we might have a cigar
factory here employing four or five men
the year round. That clipping you had
the other day from the Bismarck Tribune
is about right—every dollar sent away im­
poverishes the city to help make the out­
side world richer.
Manager Lieber: I have received a
list of iiie prizes to be offered at the
Fargo tournament. Our band is not
saying anything but we will be around
when the prizes are distributed. We are
going down and expect to come home
with some prize money.
Anton Klaus: Yes I have leased the
Gladstone hotel for another year. I do
not expect to be here all of the time, but
will look after the property more or less.
Chas. Klaus and wife will have the im­
mediate management of the hotel after
July 1st.
Major Hamilton of Grand Forks by
letter: I understand the Hippocynagon
show will be in Jamestown this week. It
is a wonderful exhibition and everybody
who attends it will be delighted, not only
kids, but adults. Do not miss it and say
through The Alert that it is well worth
seeing. In Grand Forks the houses were
crowded and the exhibition met with
universal approval. I am not an advance
agent and only write about it so that
my friends can enjoy a good thing.
Father Perrault in Mandan Pioneer:
There are 34 Catholic priests in North
Dakota, and every Catholic church on
Easter Sunday made a collection for the
Cathedraticum, or for the support of the
bishop. The Jamestown collection was
the largest then came Grand Forks and
then Mandan. It is somewhat remark­
able that Mandan should be ahead of
Fargo, Casselton and other popular cities
in the state. Fargo made the most
strenuous efforts to get the headquarters
for the bishop of the state, but it would
seem from the close-fisted character of
the Fargo Catholics, tfiat it was not en­
titled to it.
From Minneapolis: It is reported
here that W. W. Bill of Duluth, cleared
up $25,000 on the board of trade last
week and that he has purchased the in­
terest of Pressey and Wheeler in the
commission firm of Pressey, Wheeler &
Lewis. The firm name hereafter will be
Bill & Lewis.
Advance Agent McKee of the "horse
show": There are some mighty dull
towns in South Dakota. Take Mitchell
they had not had a show there for six
months when we struck the town. I
wrote Prof. Hurlburt that we would not
do enough business to buy hay for the
trick mules, but the people turned out
well because they hadn't had any amuse­
ments for so long. Aberdeen and Huron
are both dead Pierre is all on paper, but
Sioux Falls is a good town. We give a
good show. Our educated horses are the
feature. The feats they perform are
nothing less than wonderful. Our street
parade is an elegant affair. The profes­
sor drives his horses without bridle or
lines. We will be in Jamestown Friday
and Saturday, giving performances on
the evening of each day and a matinee
Saturday afternoon.
Conductor Chas. R. Weber: Crops are
lookjng well all along the James River
Valley. It was reported at Oakes yester­
day that while out hunting with his wife
Tuesday afternoon Hon. R. N. Stevens,
who represented Ransom county in the
last legislature, accidentally shot and
instantly killed his wife. The full
charge of a shot gun entered her head.
Stevens is crazy with grief. His temper
anient is nervous and excitable and it is
feared at Lisbon that this sad occur­
rence may permanently unsettle his
mind.
Col. Blum: On the strength of the
"original package" decision of the su­
preme court, I have ordered a car load
of bottled beer which I will sell by the
case, glass or,in original packages, by the
bottle. I expect to open up an "original
package" house.
Herder: Wo have about 100 cows in
onr herd. Have to go a mile for feed
and water. Most of the herd is owned
by families in the city. The grass is get­
ting better every day.
Capt. McGinnis: Our little girl was
resting much easier last night than for
several days past.
T. S. Underhill: Major Hintonof the
irrigation commission, has thrown a good
deal more responsibility on me than I
care to assume. Am endeavoring, how­
ever, to make my report to the depart­
ment as comple as possible and will get
from each county where practicable all
the information I can in regard to wells,
springs, creeks, lakes and water supply
generally.
WWW^WF*
A FATAL ACCIDENT.
The Wife of Hon. R. N. Stevens
Accidentally Shot and In­
stantly Killed.
An Interesting Opinion as to
what Constitutes an "Ortgir
nal Package."
North Dakota's Two World's
Fair Commissioners Soon to
be Appointed.
A Sad Accident.
LISBON, N. D. May 21.—About 6 o'clock
last night, Mrs. Stevens, wife of Hon. R.
N. Stevens, was fatally shot. In the after­
noon Mr. and Mrs. Stevens went for a
drive in the country and took a shot gun
By mistake they took the wrong sized
shot, and when they returned they
laughingly told some friends, as they
drove through town, of their error. Ar­
riving at home they got the proper shells
and retired to the river, a few rods in the
rear of the house, where there is generally
a few ducks on the water. A moment
or two after, Mr. Stevens was heard wild­
ly calling for help. Some men rushed
up and found Mrs. Stevens lying on the
bank of the river dead, having been shot
through the head, the charge entering at
the base of the brain, just behind the
right ear. Mr. Stevens is crazed with
grief and no particulars can be obtained.
The Inquest.
The coroner empanneled a jury and is
holding an inquest. At two o'clock the
jury is still in session. The evidence
adduced shows the shooting to have been
purely accidental.
At 3:130 the coroners jury had not yet
adjourned this afternoon. Mr. Stevens
will accompany the body of his wife to
Petersburg, Illinois, where the funeral
will take place.
Defining an Original Package.
Blum & Blnm, attorneys at Chicago
and nephews of Col. Blum of this city,
were the attorneys for Leisy Co. in
the recent "original package" case before
the supreme court and prepared the
brief that won for them that already cele­
brated decision. The colonel is proud of
his talented nephews and justly so. They
have been phenomenally successful in
presenting important cases in the United
States supreme court and, although they
are both under thirty, have earned a
national reputation. Immediately after
the promulgation of the "original pack­
age decision," Col. Blum wrote his neph­
ews, inquiring their understanding of the
term and the general bearings of the de­
cision. in reply the following interest­
ing letter was received:
In reply to your recent letter, would
say that we today sent you brief and
copy of opinion in the recently decided
case of Leisy vs. Hardin. We cannot
send you brief in Bowman vs. R. R. Co.,
because we have only one copy left. We
have had so many applications for them
that it is not strange that the supply
has long since been exhausted. We are
of the opinion that a package imported
from another state can only be regarded
as an original package as long as it re­
mains unbroken—i. e., in the unbroken
condition in which it crossed the boun­
dary line of the state into which it was
imported, So, to use your illustration:
If a case contains twenty-four bottles the
case and not the separate bottles consti­
tutes the "original package."At all events
it is safe for a person to sell original
packages in prohibition states under this
construction, and it would be hazardous
to sell them under the other construction.
It may be that the United States supreme
court will adopt the view that each pack­
age, being complete in itself, is an origi­
nal package although for purposes of
transportation and convenience it is
packed with other packages in a larger
package. It is not unreasonable to adopt
the latter construction, because suppose,
you should import a freight car in which
you also had shipped to yonrself a large
mass of various merchandise, could it be
claimed that as you bought the car as
well as the merchandise it contained.that
you could only sell the merchandise
wliilo it remained in the car? Or suppose
you bring into the state a case con­
taining a jug of liquor and ten boxes of
cigars, must you sell the whole case so as
not to violate the law or can you not
break the case and sell the unbroken jug
of liquor to one and the cigars to an­
other? We have always intended testing
this question for the purpose of obtain­
ing a definition of the term "original
package" from the United States su­
preme court, and we will doubtless
present such a case for decision. Still
another case: Suppose you import two
horses which are fastened together by
means of a strap, is the original package
broken when you cut the strap?
Board of Kducation.
The regular monthly meeting of the
board of education was held Tuesday.
All the members present except Messrs.
Blood and Hughes.
The minutes of the last regular and
special meeting were read and approved.
The report of the superintendent for
the month ending April 20th was re­
ceived. The following pupils will grad­
uate at the close of the term: Ralph
Roper, Carroll Buck, Eomaine Smith,
Lizzie Nickeus, Cornelia Smith, Nellie
^jr^pg
Hodge, Edna Proctor, Lillie Dodge and
Edith Atkinson. An motion the report
was ordered placed on file. President
Cloes and Secretary Blewett were ap­
pointed a committee to get diplomas for
graduates and $33 were appropriated for
expenses connected with graduation ex­
ercises.
The following bills were allcwed:
A Blewett, books and stationery.. .84 65
JR Winslow, lumber 1 27
Gieseler, Blewett & Co, supplies... 1 92
The Alert, printing 5 30
Frank Andre, hauling 2 20
Board adjourned on motion.
The World's Fair Commissioners.
North Dakota is entitled to two
World's Fair commissioners and the ap­
pointments should be made this week.
Under the law the commissioners mast
be non-partisan, it having been provided
that one democrat and one republican
shall be selected from each state. Gov­
ernor Miller is expected to make the
North Dakota appointments soon.
The national commission will meet the
second week in Tune for the purpose of
organization. The salary of the commis­
sioner is 80 per day and traveling ex­
penses.
ADDITIONAL LOCAL.
From «. eaene auv'sDalll.
County Treasurer Willis of New Rock
ford is in the city.
E. L. Calkins has returned from a
brief visit to Bismarck.
The Arion bard's anniversary ball at
the rink last evening was a very enjoy­
able affair, and was quite largely at­
tended.
Mr. C. R. Bronson is enjoying a visit
from his father, an old gentleman some
80 years of age, still as hearty and active
as many young men.
Prof. Zimmerman of Fargo, is in the
city today, arranging for the appearance
here Tuesday night of his Yellowstone
park musical company on their way to
the park.
The funeral of Mrs. W. H. Guthrie
occurred this morning. Rev. G. S. White
conducted the funeral services. The
remains were interred at the Highland
Home cemetery.
Mrs. Bindewald left yesterday for
Mandan to spend a few weeks with rela­
tives before proceeding to Bozeman to
join Mr. Bindewald, who has lately re­
moved there to take the Northern Pacific
express agency.
A special train of brick, consisting of
twenty-one cars, the product of a Minne­
apolis manufacturer, went over the
Northern Pacific yesterday en route to
Spokane. The train was well placarded
with the advertisement of the manufac­
turers.
A few days ago J. S. Martin found a
bag of grain laying in the middle of
Main street where it had probably fallen
from some farmer's wagon. The grain
was taken into the James River Lumber
company's office where the owner can
obtain the same by calling for it.
Argus: Register Battelle, of the
Fargo land office, yesterday received the
following telegram from Commissioner
Lewis A. Groff. of the general land office:
"Keep the office open for information
only. Transact no business requiring
the joint action of both officers."
The Sixth avenue water main is now
open. The gate at D. E. Hughes' corner
was left open night before last and the
water came through some time during
the night. There is a big leak in the
main in front of Fred Clark's residence
which is being repaired by A. M. Clough.
The ladies of the W. C. T. U. gave a
strawberry social last night which was
largely attended and profitable both
socially and financially. Numbers of
couples who were enjoying the dance
given by the Anon boys also joined to
the pleasures of the evening the happi­
ness of strawberries and cream.
Prof. Zimmerman on his way to the
wonderland of the world has made ar­
rangements to give a concert with his
Yellowstone National Park band at the
Opera rink in this city next Tuesday
evening, May 27th. No lover of music
should""miss this treat, as there is a well
arranged program which will be pro­
duced in first class style by this tine or­
ganization.
Bismarck Tribune: Senator McCor
mack thought he had discovered about
$300,IH10 worth of territorial property—
mostly in South Dakota which the
division and adjustment commission had
failed to take notice of and divy properly
between the two new states, but Major
Hamilton and Auditor Bray find on in­
formation gathered from Mr. Camp, who
was a member of the joint commission,
and from the division agreement itself,
that the property—mostly lands on
which are located public institutions—
was taken into consideration and there­
fore the joiut commission to effect a
final settlement will have nothing to do
with it.
Edgeley correspondence LaMoure
County Chronicle: Very encouraging
reports are coming in from the sheep
raisers. Sheep are in splendid condition*
Messrs. Guss, Peek it Hefflefinger have
already two hundred lambs, and expect
to have double that number in the next
two or three weeks. Mr. Blanco's flock
are looking splendidly, and are fat
enough for the butcher. Mr. B. expects
to sell them for mutton after clipping.
Mr. Hall's flock are doing first, rate and
so are all the other sheep in this section.
North Dakota is certainly a fine sheep
country, having a dry. clear atmosphere
and plenty of natural grass."

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