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WOOL GUTS QUITE A FIGURL
This Year's Wool Clip in Stuts man County Over 100,000 Pounds. Additional Flocks will IJuiscNcxt Year's Clip to Haifa Mil lion Pounds. Tlie "Original Package" Ball Club Issues a Challenge— Medical Examiners. Growth of the Wool Business. Jamestown is destined to become the priucipal wool market for North Dakota. Foreign buyers are already here, and agents of eastern wool houses are ac tively skirmishing for their share of this year's clip. The rapid growth of the wool interest, is amazing, as is shown by results this spring, while the prospect for the immediate future in thib great industry is equally wonderful. It can be safely said that during the winter of 1883 there were not over 3,000 head of sheep wintered in this county. Last fall there were 15,000 brought in from the west. As most of them were ewes the natural increase ought to make the number now here not less than 25,000. Lloyd aud Hamilton will shortly have 8,000 head driven in from the Great Northern railroad, gathered up at points near that company's line in Montana. If the season is prosperous it is understood that arrangements have been made by the above firm to bring in 12,000 additional, later on. Jandell & Ringer will arrive with 10,000 some time in July, the firm having been engaged in buying sheep in Montana for the past two months. This will make in all some 55,000 head of sheep to be put out in small lots, and most of which will be wintered in Stuts man county. Take the wool clip for this year. Over 100,000 pounds will ba marketed in amestown from a start of 3,000 head two winters ngo. The price runs for medium unwashed from 16 to 18 cents a ound, and in some cases extra prices are given for extra line, clean lots. The prices are unsettled, and buyers cautious on account of the uncertainty connected with the McKinley bill. If this bill becomes a law it will be of great advan tage to wool growers here iis well as else where and will stimulate the industry besides, in the general belief, raising the prices. If all the Bheep above referred to are brought into Stutsman county, as is now the intention, the next year's wool clip will be a half a million pounds which ought to bring in cash to the amount of $100,000. The cost of producing this is very small, while the risk is flight. In fact it is about like finding that amount of money. Wool is going to be the big staple of the farmers in this part of the state. It will rival in importance the wheat crop, and is by far the safer of the two industries. Give this country two or three crops of wheat to let farmers get their debts paid and a little ahead and no dry season will ever worry them again. If wheat and oats fail, the wool crop is fairly a certainty: between the two their is no reason why any indus trious fanner should not become inde pendent here quicker than in any other Eorses art of the United States. Other stock like and cattle are almost equally prof itable and will add to the farmer's income according to his enterprise and capital. A Challenge. Jimmy Hayes and Charley White have organized an "original package" base ball nine and the former authorizes The Alert to challenge any other nine in the county to play a match game of ball. The original package nine is constituted as follows: Chas. White, manager Jas. H. Hayes captain Anton Klaus, umpire Nathan Fuld, catcher Thomas Driscoll, pitcher Harry Bristol, short stop Jake Baker, 1st base Pat Moran, 2nd base Lewis Blum,3rd base Otto Gasal, right field Capt. Gleason, center field Capt. Elliott, left field A. Spaugler, 1st substitute Gladston Smith, 2nd substitute D. M. Kelleher, 3rd substitute. State Metiical Examiners. When the Notth Dakota medical so ciety was in session here the last of May a state board of medical examiners was nominated, according to custom, and the names sent to Governor Miller with the expectation that, as in the past, they would be appointed by the executive. The board as nominated by the doctors was: Dr. Vidal, of Valley City Dr. Ken drick, of Bismarck Dr. Logan, Grand Forks Dr. Archibald, Jamestown Dr, Porter, of Bismarck Dr. Quick, Wahpe ton Dr. Wier, Fargo Dr. MicLachlan. New Rockford and J. M. Cochrane, of Grand Forks, attorney for thci board. Now comes the announce lient that Governor Miller has appointqjl the med ical examiners as follows: Drs. Logan of Grand Forks, Kendrick of Bismarck and Weir of Fargo, for the long term—three years for two years— Dr. C. McLachlan, New Rockford Dr. T. O'Brien. Wahpeton, and P. J. Mc Cumber, of Wahpeton, attorney for the board, as the law provides for one year —Dr. J. W. JPidnl, Valley City Dr. F. V. Burow, St. Thomas Dr. VV. H. M. Phelps, Hope. 1 ,\p Cominentincr on the governor's board the Bismarck Tribune says: It is understood theBe appointments are not those desired by the state medi cal association. At their meeting they endorsed Attorney Cochrane of Grand Forks—who did Buch valiant work for Governor Miller at the Fargo conven tion—but the governor saw fit to ap point Hon. P. J. McCumber. Pearce—Bonham. Mr. Harry Pearoe came in from St. Cloud, Minnesota, with his bride, Satur day night on No. 3. He was married at that place last Tuesday evening to Miss Lou Bonham. The wediing was a very quiet one. Mrs. Pearce is said to be an accomplished lady who will prove quite an acquisition to social circles here. They are boarding with Mrs. John Thompson at present, but in about a week expect to go to housekeeping in the house about to be vacated by Geo. Wyllie. The following account of the wedding is taken from the Ss. Cloud Journa 1— Press: The marriage of Miss Lou, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. J. Bon bam, took place Tuesday morning at the home of the bride's parents at the corner of Fifth avenue and Third street south. It was a very quiet wedding, Miss Min nie Oram, of this city, and Mr. Jno. R. Leach, of Anoka, being the only persons present except the relatives. The room in which the ceremony was performed was very prettily decorated with quanti ties of cut flowers, house plants and ferns, and at just ten o'clock the bride, looking very sweet in a heliotrope travel ing suit and carrying a large bunch of creme roses, entered with the groom from the hallway. They were met at the door by the Rev. E. V. Campbell, of the Presbyterian chucli, and the short service that made them man and wife was soon over. After the usual harvest of congratulations and good wishes, a charming wedding breakfast was served, and at eleven o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Pearce were driven to the Great Northern depot and took the train for Geneva Beach in tending to stop there and other lakes, reaching Jamestown, Ncrth Dakota, their new home, about July 1, where they will at once begin housekeeping. Mr. Pearce is a native of Bilston, Staffordshire, England, where all his family still reside, and we now have one more grudge to store up against the "Mother Country" for having sent him across the water to steal away nob only one of St. Cloud's favored daughters, but her most gifted child of song. Our congratulations to her new friends are given most grudgingly, but all wish her and Mr. Pearco the ut most happiness. They received many handsome gifts, among them being a marble clock from Mrs. Bonham, and from Mr. Bonham a cooking range completely furnished for the new home, and furnishings for a bed room the members of the Congregational church choir, in which Mrs. Pearce was for years the leading soprano, sent handsome silver card receiver and the ladies of the church a case containing a dozen silver spoons besides there were several pictures, toilet articles, silver ware, bric-a-brac, etc. Fort Totten Topics. The Minnewaukac Sittings says that Hon. E. L. Yager is now stationed at Fort Totten as clerk of the agency. The present clerk has been transferred to the Standing Rock agency. Chan. Bassett, of Jamestown, has been appointed chief farmer at the Fort. The Indians pro pose to have a grand dinner and pow wow on the Fourth. Referring to this event the Devils Lake Inter-Ocean says: Six years ago next Friday the Indians at Fort Totten celebrated the 4th of Ju ly in the most elaborate fashion. A sham battle, barbecue, dances, etc., were the attractions that brought together a large number of curious visitors to view the festivities. During the sham battle an Indian was shot and killed, and it was believed at the time that his death was not accidental, but was the outcome of some old feud. Since then the authori ties at the fort have not permitted the Indians to celebrate. This year, how ever, the rules have been relaxed and it is announced that the Indians are mak ing preparation for the biggest kind of a celebration. Four beeves and a quantity of other provisions have been provided for a feast. There will be horse races and a stock show, straw and war dances, games of all kinds and a general jollifi cation on the part of the noble red man. It will be the grandest affair of the kind ever gotten up in this region, and those who witness it will doubtless be amply repaid for their trouble. The Great Northern railway has made a special ex cursion rate for this occasion of one fare for the round trip from all stations along its lines. The Wrong Auditor. State Auditor Bray was reported as going against a circus fakir's layout at Bismarck recently. The Dawson Times hastens to correct the mistake saying it was Auditor Avery of a western county. Mr. Bray is too smooth a party to con tribute to the hay seed contribution box made up for the benefit of the circus fakir. The correction was hardly neces sary, as every one knows the popular state auditor too well too have believed the statement. The Weekly Alert contains a number of foreclosure.notices this week, on prop erty whose owners.have left the country. It is safe to say these parties will have to pay more each year, to redeem. There are real bargains in any land office in the city. Inquiries for information about Stutsman county lands, have increased considerably during the last four weeks. VOL XIII JAMESTOWN, NORTH DAKOTA THURSDAY JULY 3 1890 •••P.: *y i.pj.. ,.V:' WE'LL ALL TAKE WATER1 The Operation of the Prohibi tion law Stops the Sale of red Liquor. Original Package Houses Com ing Before the Boys get Real Thirsty. Sounds of Revelry Heard Last Night Long After the Saloons Closed July 1st. North Dakota's prohibition law went into effect last night. It provides heavy penalties for buying, selling or giving away malt, vinuous, spirituous, fermented or alcoholic liquors and throws about druggists such restrictions that it will be almost impossible to get a drink except upon prescription of a reputable physi cian. The law has been aptly termed "iron clad." It contains the strongest features of the time and law tested en actments of numerous prohibition leg islatures. Given a state the exclusive power to regulate the sale of liquor with in its borders and it would probably come nearer making prohibition pro hibit than the laws of other prohibition states have done. But under the recent supreme court decision the state has this control only over residents and the situ ation in this as in all other prohibition states thus becomes one of peculiar in terest. The recent original package de cision of the United States supreme court, until nullified by congress or mod ified by the court itself, renders practi cally inoperative all prohibition laws. While residents of the state are amena ble to the state law and can neither sell nor give away, the supreme court holds that a resident of another state or his agent can import and sell liquor in orig inal paokages and any hindrance on the part of the state is a violation of the in terstate commerce act. With this de cision as a basis and following the same line of logic, an Iowa judge has decided that one bottle of beer is an original package, although twenty-four bottles come in a case another judge, that such original package of beer can be sold and drank on the premises a Pennsylvania judge decides that the original package houses can not be licensed. This is the present status of the original package matter—with a bill pending in congress to amend the interstate commerce law so as to give the state the right to regulate the sale of all importations. Just what figure the original package deoision will cut in Jamestown is not yet apparent. At 12 p. m. the saloons shut down on the sale of liquor and today a drink of whisky or beer cannot be had in the town unless it comes from the "pri vate stock" of a friend. This condition, the saloon men say, will continue all week. No original package house has been yet been opened out and none will be this week,at any rate. The drouth in the town which is predicted for this week is due to an agreement of the saloon men to sell no liquor in any shape. Not even an original package can bo pur chased and unless the boys have thought fully laid in a supply they will be srood and thirsty before they can get a drink in Jomestown. The druggists cannot sell liquor, even on prescription, until August 1st. Most of the saloon men have worked off their stock and look at'the situation philosophically. They have not had the heavy "jug" trade that was seen in South Dakota during the last week in April. People have banked on ths original package and neglected to lay in a cellar supplies. The retail business, however, has been sufficiently brisk to dispose of the supply. Among the local saloon men Billy Buckley has locked his doors and goes to Morris, Minn., tomorrow. Barrett & Driscoll, Pete Haas, Lawrence Hauessinger, Billv Cowan, Pat Moran and the other saloon men will sell no liquor, but will keep open, selling soft drinks and cigars and running their pool and billiaru tables. The outlook for a dry week is bright enough to make the prohibitionists happy. Several original package houses will be opened out in the course of a week or ten days but there seems to be a disposition to let the business severely alone until it becomes known what action congress proposes to take on the pending legisla tion aimed at the business. Conditions have changed during the past two months prohibition does not carry with it the meaning it did when South Dakota's law went into effect and in North Dakota the dry period was not ushered in with such universal tribute to Bacchus on the occasion of his ban ishment, as in the case of our twin of the south. Some of the boys celebrated, but the majority concluded that as long as original packages can be so cured, there is no call for demonstration of any kind on their part—the old busi ness will be continued in a new form. Bauer's beer wagon made its last trip with beer yesterday. This morning it was around collecting "empties" and the feelings of the brewer were aptly ex pressed by two black flags that waved over the heads of the horses. All over South Dakota original pack age houses have been opened out and all attempts to close them have resulted in failure. At Fargo this morning 17 of these places were opened. w» JAMESTOWN WEEKLY ALERT. faid UH! «S' Talking of Extensions. The general manager of the Soo line has stated that the grade northwest of Aberdeen would not be completed this year, although indications at the termi nal points are said to refute the state ment. The Bismarck Tribune says: Important railroad developments may be looked for in a few days. The "Soo" people are getting ready for work July 10th. The graders and track laying out fit are being put in repair and railroad iron is now being shipped to the "end of track" for the extension west, and bridge timber, etc.. is being prepared for the Aberdeen and Bismarck grade. The grade was recently inspected and found in much better condition than untici- mted. It is believed the iron will be to Bismarck by September 10th. The Ellendale Commercial reports that a surveying corps is now at work in the coteaus west of that point, but for what road it is not divulged. The survey is supposed to be for the Chicago, Mil waukee & St. Paul. It is reported that the Soo line is to build some feeders from Sargent and Ransom counties this season. One of these branches has been surveyed to Jamestown. The crop pros pect puts life into railway people as well as everybody else. Enforcement League Organized. At a meeting held at the court house Friday afternoon the Stutsman County Prohibition Enforcement league was organized. The meeting was called to order by M. D. Williams. Prayer was offered by Rev. Wm. Gibb. E. M. San ford w.as chosen secretary. The following constitution was pre sented and adopted: Article 1. The name of this organiza tion shall be the Prohibition Enforce ment league of Stutsman county, North Dakota. Article 2. The object of this league shall be to see to the enforcement of the state prohibition laws. Article 3. The members of this league shall consist of all persons who are in sympathy with its objects, and who may sign this constitution. Article 4. The officers of this league shall be a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer, who shall be elected annually by ballot. Article 5. A committee of eleven shall be elected, of whom five shall be residents of the city of Jamestown, to be known as the executive committee. The officers of this league shall be ex-officio members of this committee. And all ministers who are in accord with the objects of this league, and shall have signed this constitut ion, shall be ex officio members of said committee. Article 6. This constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members at any regular meeting, notice having first been given at a previous meeting. Article 7. This league shall be sub ject to the call of the president and sec retary, due notice being given the mem bers of the time and place. The next meeting will be held on July 7th 1890, when a grand rally is ex pected to be had. The place of meeting has not yet been decided upon, but will be announced later. The realization of the fact that unless congress passes 6ome bill prohibiting the sale of liquors in prohibition states the work of an enforcement league will be a waste of effort, undoubtedly led to the slim attendance at yesterday's meeting, .which numbered less than twenty individuals. It is not anticipated even by the prohibitionists that the league will have anything to do unless congress takes action in the matter. The league was organiz ed, The Alert is informed, to meet this possible future contingency. Board of Education. An adjourned meeting of the board of education was held Friday night. All members present. The following bills were allowed: S. L. Glaspell, correcting title S10 00 H. E. White, supplies 5 00 H. C. Ilotchkiss, labor 3 45 H. D. Adams, 1 50 E. H. Fell, labor and supplies 2 40 The annual report of the treasurer was referred to the finance committee. The president announced the follow ing standing committees: Teachers—Herman Gieseler, Mrs. Wells and Dr. Cloes. Buildings—Geo. Lutz, Mrs. Hotchkiss and Frank Clemens. Finance—Frank Clemens, Geo. Lutz and D. E. Hughes. On motion of Mr. Hughes the presi dent was instructed to take such action as may be necessary to secure for the school treasury all money paid as fines to the city police magistrate. Bond of Mrs. C. Hotchkiss as treas urer was read and approved. It was decided to dispense with tho services of the north side janitor after July 1st. M. S. Petty was re-appointed janitor of the south side school house at same salary as last year. A Liunar Rainbow. There was a beautiful lunar rainbow to be sefin Friday night. The moon hung high in the southwest heavens, and a rain cloud was fast disappearing in the east. The phenomenon is a very rare one,but differs in no respect from the solar bow, except in the source and in tensity of the light. The arch was per fect, and in the clear atmosphere tbe colors of the bow were plainly to be dis tinguished. HOMETALENT SCORES A KIT The "Cadets' Picnic" Succesfully Presented at the Opera Kink Last Night. Dr. Archibald Starts This After noonrfor Germany—Local Sheep Items. The Alliance Mortgage and In vestment Company Already Doing a big Business. "The Cadets' Picnic." "The Cadets' Picnic," a bright and in teresting juvenile operetta with numer ous catchy airs, was given at the Opera rink Tuesday by local talent. As in most operettas there was little plot. The "picnic" is a series of situations with a very slight connecting thread. A com pany of cadets spend a holiday, picnicing with their sisters and best girls. The de sertion of one of the cadets and one of the girls, who disguise themselves as peddlers, furnishes the central incident of the play. The two deserters mix with the "merry company" undetected and are called "the little old man" and "the lit tle old woman." Anton Ott personated the former and Miss Jennie Smith the latter. It was the universal verdict that while the whole company did well, these leading roles were unusually well sus tained. The two other major parts "Bessie" and "Gertie," were well played by Misses Kate Tilden and Rose Bassett. Ralph Roper, as captain of the cadets, had considerable to do and say and did it well. The entertainment opened with the cadets drill, in which a company of sixteen boys go through a myriad of be wildering evolutions. The boys were trained for this drill by Harry Helm and it was performed under his direction last night. The chorous contained about 50 voices, about 20 boys and 30 girls. The specialties introduced were the popular features of the evening. The cadet and other drills were all loudly applauded. The three policemen— George Topliff and Harry and Walter Ward, with their grotesque antics and catchy song, were great favorites with the audience. The doll drill was an in teresting feature and so was the fan drill. The girls in each of these drills showed thorough training and acquitted themselves in a manner creditable alike to themselves and to their director. The doll drill was performed by a dozen little girls and was about the cutest fea ture seen. The drill was lead by Miss Florence Wells. The fan drill pleased the audience immensely and was re peated in response to a pronounced en core. There were 1-4 girls in this drill. Walter Ward sang several songs during the course of the evening which were well received. It was the universal ver dict that the "Cadets Picnic" was one of the most successful exhibitions ever given by home talent. A great deal of credit is due Mrs. Belle Moer for the patience and talent displayed in training the children to such a degree of perfec tion. To her efforts for the greater part the success of the operetta is due. Mrs. Moer and Miss Cornellia Smith acted as pianists. The proceeds of the enter tainment will be turned into the fund now being raised to purchase a pipe organ for the Presbyterian church. Starts for Germany. Dr. O. W. Archibald started Wednes day for Berlin, Germany, to attend the International Medical congress which meets there August 4-10. On his way the doctor will stop at Faribault, Minn., and attend the meeting of the National Association of superintendents of insti tutions for the feeble minded. He was at one time the head ot such an institu tion himself and feels an interest in that work, the feeble minded of the state be ing under his care at the asylum. The doctor expects to sail from New York on the 9:h inst. A number of well known physicians from the northwest will ac company him, among them being Dr. Wi-."r of "Fargo and Dr. Fulton the cele brated St. Paul oculist. Dr. Archibald will visit all the leading insane hospitals which bis limited absence will permit of and his observations of continental management of such institutions may result in some improvements on this side the big sea. Business Growing. The Alliance Mortgage and Invest ment company of Manchester, England, of which Wm. M. Lloyd of this city is general manager for America, is now do ing a largo business in first mortgage real estate loans, and as purchasers of state, county and municipal securities. The company is unusually strong finan cially—its capita) is §5,000,000—and its operations will not be restricted to any particular section of country but will cover the whole United States. Although only recently organized the northwest has" already" been pretty thoroughly covered with agents, Mr. Lloyd himself having spent considerable time of late establishing agencies. The mail of the company is increasing daily and applica tions for loans piling up rapidly. Busi ness has increased to such an extent that several additions have recently been made to the clerical force. The general offices of the company for this country aie in Jamestown, in connection with Lloyds, Bankers. '"j Wi isci t'U NO 48 Wool Items. E. F.Horn, who was one of the first farmers in Stutsman county to demon strate that sheep raising can be made a profitable industry in North Dakota, clipped his flock last week and brought to the city and sold wool to the value of $833. Thos. Kittrick, John T. Allen and De witt Talbert were three Wells county farmers at the Capital house Wednesday. They arrived in amestown last night with three wagons heavily laden with wool. One of the wagons was drawn by four horses. They were in consultation with local wool buyers this morning and will probably sell the wool here. It has been no unusual occurrence of late to see farmers who have driven fifty miles to sell their wool to buyers in this city. The Gossip Going. Boiler Inspector Critchfield: Am making the rounds in Stutsman county inspecting boilers and examining engi neers for certificates. 1 am well treated wherever I go. Have been locomotive engineer fifteen years and ran a long while on the Northern Pacific. Farm it now in Barnes county. I find a good deal of carelessness in the care of threshing boilers. I found one traction engine and boiler in Barnes county which the owner stated had been used but seven months. He supposed it was all right. I tested it and on reaching 140 pounds the fire box collapsed. It had cost 81,000. I believe in three days it would have exploded. Another case in Barnes county was where engine of a threshing outfit had no steam gauge. There was lead run in to plug the safety valve. Boiler had been run three years that way. I would not have gone with in a mile of the thing with steam on, had I Known of it. We advise engineers not to run at oyer 110 pounds. Some have run as high a pressure as 125. It's dangerous. Certificates will not be given to persons in habit of getting drunk, and will be revoked if safety valve is allowed to get out of order ana boiler permitted to carry more steam than allowed it. Captain lngraham: The Capital house barn is doing a big business and fre quently has to turn teams away. There is a noticeable increase in the number of farmers who come into town. James town merchants are now selling goods cheaper than they can be bought any where else in the state. This is one thing that brings the farmers in. They come from a distance of fifty miles. Only a few days ago there was stopping at the Capital house a farmer who drove in from Dawson to do his trading with our merchants. One of the thirsty: Here's an idea! Why not some one buy that "bourbon" machine of Billy Buckley's? It's auto matic and not subject to the provisions of the prohibition law. It would do ad mirable service during the drouth this week. It is one of these "drop a nickle in the slot" and get-a-drink-of-pure-Ken tucky-bourbon machines. Let some new Moses arise to lead us out of this wilder ness of drouth. Spiritwood Bugle Bits. More breaking is being done this sea son than in the five previous ones. Old breaking plows are being pulled from their hiding places and new ones bought. This is the time to prepare for a big crop next year. With a little increased prosperity this Dakota soil which has lain so long with out a purchaser is beginning to be look ed after by eastern capitalists, and there are numerous inquiries regarding it. We have seen the bottom of our depression and now is the time to turn dollars into land. It is sure to double in value in the next five years. Geo. Orange has bought the Spirit wood farm, house and 180 acres of Sec. 15, apart of the old Spiritwood farm. He has part of it into crop and will summer fallow the balance, besides making some alterations in the buildings. His inten tion is to make this his residence and look after his varied interests from this point. It goes without saying that this accession to our numbers and society is a very welcome one. The wet and dry cycle theories are gaining adherents every day. This year is a repetition of 1SS2. Not since that famous year have the clouds opened and let down such quantities of water, filling the coulees, lakes and al! low places with the aqueous. Crops of allkimis, as usual under such circumstances, could not look better. A rank, dark green, broad leaf is seen everywhere. If we get no more rain this crop is assured. If we get more it will do no harm to this crop and will make the next a certainty. County Commissioner Buchanan, Auditor Graves and School Supt. Wads worth made us a pleasant call on the 18th. The law requires them to cross every quarter section of school lands in the county and made a record of the char acter of the soil and the proportion of meadow, pasture and tillable land in each. Each of the party have naturally fallen into their appropriate sphere. Wads worth being the orator finds the stenog rapher in Buchanan, a very handy person, that none of his effusions may get away and continue to float without being labeled. Graves, as moderator, of the party finds all the time he can spare from counting the revolutions of the wheel, fully occupied in keeping the other two in check. They weie a jolly party. Reports from Bismarck and Mandan say the saloons are closed as tight as a jack knife. At the former place one of the saloon men told tbe Tribune he would go into the buttermilk trade— '"25 drinks for one dollar, cr five c?nts a glass.''