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llt^il •.« }#v. 7? V- 21 VOL XIII r,. «y5 TOURNAMENT TOPICS. Jamestown Musicians Ciipturc Second Money in tlie 13iiiul Contest at Fargo. A Former Resident is Declared Winner of a Hard Fought Prize Battle. Number of Delegates Untitled to Seats in the Republican State Convention. Jaiuestown Prize Winners. Fargo is extensively decorated for the tournamont festivities. The store fronts are covered with bunting, Hags and ban ners. The side walks are arched over with evergreens and trees of several years growth screen the sun from the doors. The saloon men have as usual exceeded all in elaborate and expensive decorations. The wheel of fortune man is there in all his seductiveness, the ring game, the cane fake, all devices to catch the nimble nickel or I he sucker stranger, abound ou every corner. The streets were in good condition for yesterday's parade, which was a very fine one. The numerous bands, tire companies with equipments of hook and ladder wagons, hose carts, etc., elegantly decorated the trade displays, prominent citizens in carriages, bicycle clubs, base ball clubs, G. A. K. men, all formed an interesting spectacle to the thousands who packed the side walks and lined the streets in carriages, buggies and wagons, or who observed the parade frotn the windows of stores and offices. Hurlbert's horses and dogs attracted a great deal of at tention in the parade. At the Race Triscfc. Notwithstanding the recent heavy rain the track was in fairly good condition and by means of scrapers was made al most as smooth as a floor. Manager Burns of the telephone exchange has placed an electric starter in the grand stand which automatically rings a gong at the grand stand thus insuring greater accuracy in getting the time. Tho grand stand arrangement is much superior to what it was last year as there ti.ro stands on both sides of the track and placed at such an angle to the track as to afford an unobstructed view of the track from be giningto finish. The seating capacity of the two stands is 700. Tho weather could hardly be more propitious, a slight breeze blowing and just cold enough to insure an agreeable temperature. Hose ltuce. In the association hose races, the Yexas of Fargo svon the first prize of 3125. Time 25. 2-5 seconds. Grand Forks Re leif No. 2, and the Germania of Wahpe ton tied on the second prize cf §82. Beed Biiiul Contest. Tbe reed band contest took place yesterday afternoon and was a decidedly interesting feature of the day's pro gramme. There were three entries, viz: The Detroit reed band, Jamestown cor net band and the Buxton cornet band. The bands were known to the judges by numbers and the scoring was done in accordance therewith, the result of which was that the Detroit band was awarded the first prize, the Jamestown band second, and the Buxton band third prize. The grand average as reported by the judges was as follows Detroit, 52 5-10 Jamestown 45^ and Buxton 428-10. The prizes in this contest were as follows: First §225 second, S150 third 860. The judges were Professors'Willis and Tillman, of St. Paul, and Judge Mul chahey of Fargo. The announcement of their decision was received with hearty applause, and the same seem to meet with general approval. The Jamestown boys concede the splendid playing of the Detroits and have no complaint to make of the award, although two of the judges were Min nesota men. The fact that two of the bands bt-st uien had recently left after considerable practice, was something to be considered. Jamestown still has the best band in the state, and in the opin ion of the audience, it was ahead of the winners in every way. The prize amounts to $150. The Argus says: "The James town band made a specially attractive appearance in the parade and were the recipients of many warm compliments." The Republican speaks of Manager Liebers' dram major as making a decided hit. The Buxton band was not expecting any prize whatever, but were plucky enough to enter the contest and get out the third money. Among the other band's in attendance were the LaMoure and Lisbon organizations, the latter the first regiment band. There was to be a brass band contest today, but prizes and contestants had not been announced last night. 4V- \c& I Gleusou Did His Man. The fifteen round glove fight between Tom Gleason of Montana, and Ike Hayes, the colored champion of Bis marck, drew a big crowd in the Opera hall at Fargo, last night, at $1:00 a seat. Many of the prominent citizens and well known politicians of the state were pres ent, as well as a large representation of the sporting men. It was about an even thing before the fight, in the opinion of (n the experts. Gleason weighed about 145 pounds, Hayes 40 pounds heavier. It was thought Hayes could wind the white man on account of his extra "heft." It proved the contrary, however. The sci ence of Gleason was too much for the Bismarck hitter, whose deficiency in sparring showed clearly at every round. Gloves were four ounces in weight. Tho fight began at about 12 o'clock and Wilkes King, a Minneapolis man, acted as referee. H. C. Crossley of Jamestown, and P. H. Floody of St. Paul, were chosen tune keepers. Tom Devine sec onded Gleason, E. Patterson of Bis marck, did the same office for Hayet. The fight lasted nearly an hour and the audience was satisfied at having seen a good mill. The tight and the prize of §250 were awarded to Gleason on all points. The battle was exciting from start to finish. Gleason got first claret. He demonstrated good ability and great skill in coming out the best of his oppo nent after being rushed into a corner. Hayes forced the fighting. The rounds were of three minutes each. One time the darkey was pelted a heavy blow on the nose and the sanguineous fluid went high in the air. Gleason was slightly scratched in a clinch by Hayes' teeth, otherwise he was not hit, except some body blows of little effect. Both men claim to be dissatisfied and there is talk of another combat to more completely settle it. Gleason's friends here are highly gratified over his success, none more so than the Captain. Republican Delegates. The following is the representation al lowed the various counties in the repub lican state convention. The total num ber is 301, and if Church county is giveD a delegate the number will be 302. It is again of 40 over last year's apportion ment: Barnes 14. Benson G. Billings 2. Cavalier 8. Eddy 3. Foster 3. Griggs 4. LaMoure 7. Morton 8. McLean 3. Mercer 2. Oliver 2. Pierce 3. Ransom 11. Rolette 4 Stutsman 10. Sargent 12. Towner 3. Wells 3. Burleigh 9. Bottineau 4. Cass 20. Dickey 12. Emmons 5. Grand Forks 23. Kidder 4. Logan 2. McHenry 3. Mcintosh 5. Nelson S. Pembina 17. Richland 13. Ramsey 9. Stark 5. Steele 0. Traill 10. Walsh 19. Ward 4. Now School Boai-ii Organized. The bo ird of education elected last Tuesday met Saturday, organized and went through the seat-drawing lottery. Dr. Cloes was elected president ?\nd Andrew Blewett secretary. The draw ing for long and short terms gave the three year terms to Mrs. E. P. Wells, D. E. Hughes and Geo. Lutz, the two year terms to Mrs. H. C. Hotchkiss and Her man Gieseler, and the one year terms to F. A. Clemens and J. W. Cloes. Mrs. Hotchkiss was elected treasurer of the board. The board will meet again Fri day evening at 8 o'clock at the superin tendent's office. Is he a "Quitter"? Tommy Devine, the ambitious young light-weight whose eagerness to get into the ring pugilistic and peculiar propensi ty for getting out again was noted and commented upon on a previous occasion, has again endeavored to rivet public attention by achievement of rote. Down at Fargo during the tournament Tommy was exceedingly anxious to "lick" some one. He wanted some pugilistic honors himself and did not rest satisfied until a fight was arranged between himself and a favored, but ill-flavored, son of idleness yclept "Peck" of Bismarck. Peck weighed 30 or 40 pounds more than Tom my, but that counted for naught. Tom my wisely reckoned that the bigger the man he whipped the bulkier would be the quantity of glory he would win. The fight came off and progressed nicely until the fourth round. Then Tommy executed again in masterly manner the coup d'etat, which brought his battle with Siddons to an inglorious conclusion. He scooted under the rope and left the other man undisputed victor. The above is the way report has it. Tommy says there were two reasons for his "slope." First, that the time keeper was shorten ing up a minute around on him and sec ond there were only §15 in it if he won, and that was not enough to make it an object to go against the worst of it. Tom's Jamestown friends fear he is win ning a reputation as a "quitter" and a few are uncharitable enough to insinuate that his motto is found in the old poetic lines: "He who fights and runs away, May live to fight another day." Tommy did not get hurt in the Fargo scrap and it is believed that he had good cause to leave the ring, which assumption keeps alive faith in his ability to fight. Keeping His End Up. Col. W. E. Dodge, who has been the Great Northern railway attorney at Far go for the last three years, is naturally gratified at the success of his efforts to serve the company in the legal depart ment. He has tried a large number of cases and been successful in an unusual degree. Yesterday he received notice of six important suits being favorably set tled for the road, matters that have been tried or taken under advisement. Two of them were from Minnesota, two from Huron and three from Grand Forks. Mr. Dodge's Jim river friends congratu late him on his record. I JAMESTOWN WEEKLY ALERT. SCHOOL DAYS ARE OVER. The •Tamcstown High School Graduate a Class of Nine Last Night. The Kink Filled with People who Listen to the Inter esting Program. Death of a Pioneer of Territorial Life—Other Local Notes and Mention. Commencement Exercises. The third quarter towards 9 o'clock had just been passed, when, to tho open ing strains of the cornet band, the grad uating class of the Jamestown high school took their places on the stage at the Opera rink Monday night and the fifth annual commencement exercises were begun.. Magnificent stands of flowers added attractiveness to the stage and shed their aroma throughout the room. The class motto, "Everyone his own hope," was strung across the top of the stage. The exercises' were listened to by an audience of a character such as this occasion only could call together, numbering above 1,000. Invocation by Rev. N. S. Bradley, fol lowed by a well executed piano solo by Miss Lizzie Nickeus, one of the gradu ates, ushered in the salutatorian. The graduates were seated across the stage and stepped forward when their turn came ou the printed program without introduction. The class honors, salu tatory and valedictory, were awarded by vote of the class. The first fell to the lot of Miss Edna Procter, who, after a few words of salutation to the audience, proceeded with her essay, which was a thoughtful consideration of the ruins wrought by time. Her voice was clear and bell-like, her bearing easy and natural and her articulation clear and distinct. Carroll Buck, the first orator, is the youngest member of the class. "Westward the Star of Empire takes its way" was the burden of his message. History was rapidly scanned and the course of empire traced from Persia to Greece to Rome to Britain to the United States. Like the eastern star which stopped over the cradle of the young Christ, so the star of empire will stop over the United States. His oration was one of the best of the evening. The class prophet was Miss Edith Atkinson. Right cleverly bhe told how the shadowy vail of futurity was lifted for her gaze and how gazing 15 years down the vista of the future she saw the class of '90. The lean man had become the fat man of a circus, weight 750 pounds. One was an author, another an astronomer, a couple of the young ladies were school teachers, one a etc. A duet by Misses Hodge and Smith intervened and then Romaine Smith, who from birth has been denied the use of his lower limbs, but who has fought the good fight educational and finished his high school course, rolled himself and his invalid chair to the front and pro ceeded to read in a clear strong voice a well written and JAMESTOWN, NORTH DAKOTA THURSDAY JUNE 2 1890 lawyer, another in a woman's suffrage state, a governor, etc. practical essay on the "Horrors of War." Miss Lizzie Nickeus was next on the program. She was easy and natural on the stage and has a pleas ant, oratorical delivery. Her oration was a plea for woman—a consideration of her claims for suffrage. The nation, Miss Lizzie thought, was approaching a crisis and in such a contingency the bal lot in the hands of women she enthusi astically prescribed as the only salvation of the republic. Miss Corneille Smith recited instead of orating. She told the beautiful story of Paradise and the Peri. Although of unusual length the recita tion was well delivered. A command ing presence and graceful gesticulation added materially to the good effect of her recitation and earned the applause which was noticeably strong as she took her seat. After selection by the band Miss Nellie Hodge stepped forward to road her essay on "Silent Forces." It was a production of considerable inter est and exhibited much thought in its preparation. It was read in a good strong voice, well articulated and dis tinctly heard. Miss Lillie Dodge de livered an oration on "Trifles," tracing their influence in the history of nations and the life of individuals. Miss Dodge's essay showed a great deal of original thinking and much care in prepar ation. It was gracefully and fluent ly delivered and was one of the best of the evening. Ralph Roper came next with the valedictory and right well did he acquit himself. He was thoroughly at home on the stage and had excellent control of his voice. His oration con sisted in an address to the school board, audience, the the class and the teachers. Miss Lena Bellivou. accompanied by Mrs. P. H. Foley on the piano, and Prof. Tunstall on the violin, sang a solo "Oh, Italy, Thou Cherished Land." She is a vocalist of culture and natural ability, and was applauded until it became necessary to respond with another selec tion. The awardine of the diplomas was made by Prof. Denny in an appropriate manner. To each graduate he delivered a few words of counsel, turned upon the essay or oration he or she had delivered. After the diplomas had been awarded, Mr. Denny called attention to the fact that he would probably never again ap pear before a Jamestown audience iu a similar capacity and delivered a sort of farewell address. Rev. Win. Gibb dis missed the audience with the benedic tion. Each one of the graduates was the re cipient of numerous testimonials from friends in the shape of flowers. These were carried to the stage by the ushers and thence to the recipients by the flower girls, Anna DePuy and Rena White. Harry Flint, Frank Carr, Harry Helm and Ed. Rose acted has ushers. Death of a Dakota Pioneer. Bismarck Tribune: The death of Dr. W. A. Burleigh, at Yankton, removes one of the oldest settlers in tbe Dakotas. Burleigh county was named in honor of Dr. Bur-leigh away back in 1872. when Burleigh had the contract for building the Northern Pacific to Bismarck. Dr. Burleighwas appointed Indian agent at Yankton agency by President Lincoln in 1861, the whole territory of Dakota at that time having less than 2,000 white people. In 1SG4 he was elected delegate to con ess,in which capacity he served until 1889. when he settled down in Yankton to the practice of law. In 1872 he took the con tract of building fifty miles of road on the Northern Pacific east from Bismarck. His warehouse was built where T. W. Griffin's market now stands and his mess house where the Dakota block stands. A couple of years later he returned to Yankton, where he remained until about 1882. when he went out to Montana and opened a law office at Miles City. He remained in Miles City until this year when he returned to Yankton again broken down in health. Last fall he ran for district judge of the Miles City dis trict and was defeated by only a few votes. He was atypical pioneer, a great believer in a bright future for Dakota and one of the most prominent, active and successful politicians the west. Echoes of "Black Friday." A Philadelphia dispatch relates that the assets of Jay Cooke, the famous millionaire were sold at public auction yesterday. Yalley City real estate men have been for some time receiving inqui ries from the east as to the value and character of the lands referred to in the following dispatch: Memories of that never-to-be-forgotten "Black Friday" and the failure of Jay Cooke will hover this afternoon in the Philadelphia exchange, where the re maining assets of the one-time financial king will be submitted to public auction This property comprises 4*3,000 acres of fine lands in Barnes, Burleigh, Cass, Richland, Steele. Stutsman, and Traill counties in North Dakota other lands in Iowa, Minnesota, Febraska and Missouri and the entire stock and bonds of the Charaplain Iron company, owning 9,000 acres of iron ore property in New York state, together with a quantity of miscel laneous stocks, bonds, mortgages, con tracts, notes, etc. The committee has given instructions that the entire prop erty be disposed of without reserve and at any price, and it will be continued from day to day until the last lot has gone under the hammer. Masonic Election. At the meeting of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of North Dakota, held at Grand Forks, Wednesday, the following officers were elected: Leonard A. Rose, Fargo M. E. Grand High Priest. Frank Ingalls, Jamestown V. E. Dep uty Grand High Priest. Leonard Gammon, Lisbon R. E. Grand King. David Holmes, Grand Forks K. E, Grand Scribe. Thomas J. Wilder, Casselton R. E. Grand Secretary. Wni. Creswell, Valley City R. E. Grand Treasurer. Rev. W. T. Currie, Grand Forks: G. Chaplain. R. W. Ivnowlton. Fargo: G. C. of H. W. A. Bentlev, Bismarck G. P. S. G. S. McGregor, Jamestown: G. A. C. Next session of the Grand Chapter will be held at Fargo. Carrington Independent Items. A petition is being circulated asking the county commissioners to give a sal ary to some well qualified physician who will come here and locate. The Northern Pacific Elevator Co. ex pects to build anew elevator at Melville this year so as to be able to handle the immense crop of No. 1 hard that, is al ready in sight. Jackson McAbee, formerly of Melville but now of Philadelphia, has been spend ing a few days at the McAbee it Lentz cattle ranche. He says they will make a good many needed improvements at the ranche this year. There should be a good attendance at the cemetery meeting next Saturday af ternoon. Senator Casey has offered to donate the ground belonging to him that lies just south of town and which is certainly a good location. Let the people get together and arrange for getting a deed and make arrangements for having the grounds properly laid off and some kind of a fence put around it. It is a public disgrace for a town of this size to have no regularly incorporated place for the interment of the dead. Notice to the Public. Accommodations for the public can now be obtained at Spiritwood lake at Mrs. Gray's. Board by day or week. Single meals furnished. Horses cared fcr. Boats to let. Terms reasonable. THIS IS HYMEN'S WEEK. Two Weddings Last Night and Still There's More to Follow. Convention of Delegates From Republican Clubs Called to 3Ieet .July 28th. Interesting Political, Notes (lathered From all over the State. Bolinger—Miller. At nine o'clock Tuesday evening, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Mull, Mr. John Bolinger and Miss Maude Miller were united in marriage, Rev. N. S. Bradley officiating. The arrangements for the wedding were very quietly made anu carried out. Only a limited number of personal friends were present. This wedding has been expected for some time by the acquaintances of the con tracting parties, but so well did the couple interested keep their secret, that the announcement that the event occur ed last night will be news to nearly all. Mr. Bolinger had furnished a cosy little house on 4th Avenue south, and thither the young people proceeded soon after the ceremony to at once commence house keeping. The bride is a most estimable young lady and the groom a young man of excellent character, and correct walk in life. The former has for several years been a teacher in the public schools and a leader among the young people in society. Mr. and Mrs. Bolinger have the sincere congratulations and hearty well wishes of a host of friends here and else where. Birmingham—Boyd. Another wedding occurred at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday evening.lt was at the resi dence of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pettey and W. J. Birmingham and Miss Belle Boyd were the contracting parties. Rev. E. H. Teall pronounced the words that made them man and wife. Fred Whit more acted as best man, and Miss Tina Mvmson as bridesmaid. The wedding was a quiet affair and was witnessed only by a very few intimate friends. Both the contracting parties are well known in Jamestown, and both were for several years, attendants at the asylum. Their former associates among the asylum employees remembered them with elegant presents. Mr. and Mrs. Birmingham took the 11:45 p. m., train for Sanborn where the groom is engaged in business, and where their future residence will be. Republican League, North Dakota. A convention of the delegates of the Republican clubs of the state of North Dakota is hereby called to meet in the city of Grand Forks, on Monday, July 28th., at two p. m., being the day prior to the meeting of the republican state convention. Each club is entitled to three delegates. The president of each club is ex-officio a delegate. be F. A. SEBRIXG, president. R. E. WALLACE, sec'y. Republican papers please copy. Political. Minot Journal: If Governor Miller re fuses the nomination for the second term why not nominate Hon. George B. Win ship. He has taken a firm stand on all questions that have involved North Da kota as a state, and the people know where to find him. That is the kind of a man we want. Paik River Witness: Walsh county should take care and not slop over this year in the matter of candidates for state-officers. It may as well make up its mind thus early that, while it can put one favorite son into almost any position in the gitt of the state, it will certainlv not be able to do more than that. Other counties have their favor ites also, and will demand recognition for them. The way for Walsh county to secure a plum is to be modest about 'it, and not try to get too much. Bismarck Tribune: Under the con stitution the regular term of the state officers is fixed at two years, to be elected each even-numbeied year. The present officers could not be elected but for the half-expired period- one year—ending next January. There is a prevailing sentiment that a majority of the present state officers should be re elected—that they have made faithful officials and that under the circumstan ces should be allowed to remain a couple of years more at least in the respective offices, the duties of which they have just thoroughly organized and become familiar with. If both the governor and the lieutenant governor are sincere in their refusal to become candidates for re-election, of course this program will broken into to the extent of finding new candidates for these positions. Other complications may arise that will make it necessary to change one or two other officers, but the sentiment is strong for the return of the majority of the officials for a full term. Casselton Republican* The farmers' alliance of North Dakota has declared for the free coinage of silver. So has the National Farmers' alliance. The west is generally in favor of such a measure. .! .I1 f! ''.^.y^ I I iK^i—nii iirtiiiMif nliiiiBMiri[iiiiiiiiiWMiMiiaMaafcirtj|Mi^|l|j^^ H:|j NO 7 When the silver bill was acted upon in the senate, Senator Pierce voted for and Senator Casey against it. The Republi can is not fully acquainted with the pro visions of the bill as it passed the senate and cannot therefore indulge in any criticisms upon the attitude of our sen ators in regard to the measure. It was a farmer's legislature that elected both Mr. Pierce and Mr. Casey. If the latter did not honestly believe in the bill and regarded it as a dangerous piece of legis lation, he showed himself to bo more of a statesman than politician, in voting as he did, even against the present wishes of his constituency. The politician will bend to the popular storm and approve of almost anything his constituents clamor for, in order to achieve tempo rary success Tind maintain his ascen dency. The statesman will bravely battle against what he regards to be a popular error let the consequences be what they to him. The Republican believes in the full and free coinage of silver. It believes the restoration of siver to its ancient and honorable position in our monetary system would benefit the whole country. It is not of course infallible in its opinions, but will freely express what it believes upon a subject of such im portance. It recognizes the fact, how ever, that Senator Casey is a farmer and is the one representative of the farmer class of North Dakota in the United States senate. He was th« choice of the farmers who constituted the legislature which elected him. We believe he voted according to his convictions honestly and squarely, and although differing with him widely on this question, we honor him for his manliness in standing out for what he believes to be right. Pos sibly time may show that he has taken the correct view of the silver question, but according to the light now given us upon this subject we cannot think so. Not Dead Yet. Yesterday, The Alert reprinted from the Bismarck Tribune an interesting ac count of the life of Dr. Burleigh, who, it was stated, died Saturday at Yankton. Now comes the information that the good doctor is still on earth and enjoying usual health. The Tribune explains: Dispatches from Yankton Saturday night, published in all the associated press papers conveyed the information that Dr. Burleigh, one of Dakota's first delegates to congress, had died of con sumption. On this information the Tribune hastened to pay a befitting tribute to the distinguished "departed" While all this was going on, Dr. Burleigh hale and hearty, was wending his way from Miles City to Yankton via the Atlantic express, arriving in Bismarck Sunday evening. The telegraph was in error. It was Tim Burleigh, a son of Dr. W. A. Burleigh, who died and the doctor was on his way to Yankton to attend the funeral. The Gossip Going. J. L. Price: Firecrackers are going to be high. The Chinamen are on a 6trike and a ship load was lost on the way over. F. Higgins, Fargo: The loans of the Northwestern Trust Company are in sat isfactory shape here. The people will come out all right yet. C. L. Judd: We partly opened an Indian mound west of here on the bluff, but found nothing but a copper knife and a few bones, including a skull. Frank Lenz: Was offered S150 by Jarbeau's agent for my dog Mayo. His great stand-on-his-head act caught the actress. I can sit in the post office and just speak to the dog and he will run around and shut the heavy street door. He minds by talking to him—seems to know everything you speak to him. O. A. Bovnton: Don't believe every thing you hear about a fearful big crop this year. I tell you we are not going to have it. The season is too late Wheat is growing, 'tis true, but it ought to be a good deal more advanced than it is. Some pieces may run 18 or 20 bush els. but I doubt if many do. A. F. Spangler: Any blacksmith who works two years at the forge in this climate and don't catch the rheumatism is a good one. The sudden cooling off in winter time and getting into a per spiration again, repeated for anv length of time, is bound to do a man up. I know it is. County Treasurer McGinnis: I hear a number of farmers say "I am going to pay my taxes when I shear my sheep." In Pennsylvania the date of- paying taxes was fixed a long time ago to ac commodate the sheep raisers ofthe state, the time of shearing being when there was the most ready money in circula tion. G. Oderkirk, Toledo, Ohio: Am in the city gathering some material for a wnte up in the Farmer and Fireside, an ag ricultural journal of Ohio. If the farm ers there, who are trying to get ahead on land worth S100 an acre, which re quires fertilizing to make profitable at all, could see your rich land here they would get rid of their 6100 an acre prop erty as fast as possible and get some of this cheap land. I don't think it can ever wear out. Jamestown is a beauti ful place. Will give it quite a send off soon and illustrate the substantial char acter of your buildings by cuts of the more prominent ones. Hail Insurance. The North Dakota Alliance Hail In surance company received applications yesterday for 10,000 acres of insurance. This old and reliable company will un doubtly do a big business with the pre sent prospects.