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•3 t"i v: •l|. i»' ••'isg iW: ir -V/' t: «... gj ft f: s4|' iv?^' Thejamestown Alert E The Dally Alert is delivered In the city by ca rter*, at 50 cents a month. Dally, one year 6 00 Dally, nix months 8 0° Dally, three months 1 50 Weekly, one your 8 00 Weekly. »tx months 1 00 DAILY (EXCEPT SUNDAY)&_WEEKLY W. R. KELLOGG. KKIH UlilCAX STATU TICKET. Congressman—XI. N. .lohnson, Xeison. (iovernor—A. 11. llurke, Cass. Lieutenant llovernor ito^'er Alien, Walsh. Secretary—John KlittU", Trail'. Auditor-John 1'. l'ray, tirand Forks. Treasurer—1.. Hooker, Pembina. Attorney (leneral C. A. M. Spencer, XValsli. Superintendent of Public lnstnu'tion—John Ogilen. Mcintosh. Commissioner of Agriculture—11. T. llclgcscn, Cavalier. Commissioner of Insurance—A. L. Carey.Cass, ltailroad Commissioners—(ieo. XV. Ilanuon, Morton lleors 11. Walsh, (Irand l'orks Andrew Slott n, Uicliland. BRAGGING about North Dakota's grain yield does not help us tiny longer. It works an injustice to all. It is time not to be afraid to tell the truth about a crop disaster if there is to be one. Every bona fide resident now 83es this clearly and the only parties who transgress will fully and with a pernicious object in view, are elevator men. It is unfortu nate that they have such complete facili ties through subsidized press associations to disseminate their untruthful "esti mates." People will immigrate to Dako ta now, not induced by flittering boom literature, but by private letters from friends and acquaintances, bearing assurances that they have done well and urging others to follow. Last week the Minneapolis elevator men sent out a dispatch that appeared in every daily newspaper in the country of any circulation, and was cabled to Europe, that the crop of North and South Dakota and Minnesota would be 100,000,000 bushels. An average of 10 bushels to the acre will be conceded as large for this year. It will not exceed eight bushels in the Dakotas. Concede that 7,500,000 acres are in crop, the figures given in the elevator estimate, although there is no way of verifying them and no statement has been made as to 'what proportion is in wheat and what in other cereal.s. This may mean acreage all told, but it certainiy cannot be the amount iu wheat for tho three states. But grant that wheat acreage Where is the 100,1/00,(XW bushels to come from even at 10 bushels to the acre? The figures are at least 23,000,000 too high. The three states referred to will need at least l^.OOO.OOO bushels for seed and food, leaving not over 30.000,000 for export. The wheat crop is going to be short and the fanners who can hold on to their gram this year ought to re sort to every expedient to do it. THE law which fixes t'ne time for the election of county school superintendents in June, in order to take the office from the baneful influences of politics, is said to have completely failed oE its purpose in many counties. In this county the object of the law seemed to have been accomplished, as there was but one can didate iu the field, but in a number of other counties the tight for the office was very hot, maintained between different candidates of both soxes. Iu Barnes countv, says the alley City Times Record: The project of the new school law—to take the election of county superinten dent ''out of politics"—was a dismal fail ure. It was made one of the greatest political trading schemes ever worked in Barnes county. In the country dis tricts the county superintendeney was made a secondary consideration. Ihe fitness of the two" ciindidar.es was lost sight of, and they were tnided pro nnd con to secure the election of this or that member of the school bo.'si'd. Again, this special election is an unnecessary expense. It will cost the taxpayers of Barnes county at least ^1,700. if not 82, 000. wi'ier- this could have been saved by holding the election in the fall—same time as general election. The law should be changed. THE Sargent County Teller thus pret tily launches Governor Miller's senatorial craft: The Teller believes that John Miller could be induced to accept the senator ship ne::t winter. It is true, doubtless, that he would prefer his life on the farm to the governorship, and probably would choose, if he consulted only his personnl desires, to remain at home rather than accept the eenator&hip. Still, if called upon to serve the state in the upper branch of the national congress, he would hardly refuse. And it, is time that the northwest had somebody at Washington who would represent northwestern inter ests—some one who has some interest in the countrv-ot.her than that, of holding the offices.' The state did well last year when it repudiated General Allen and Governor Ordway. Pierce is a better man than either of them, but so far as his interests in Dakota are concerned, they are identical with theirs, i. e. none at all. In case he is refused a re-election he can safely be depended upon to follow in their footsteps to bid good-bye to the Flickertail state until the times should again be propitious to his securing office. Henator Pierce's record as a senator has not been bad there is no particular com plaint arising from anything that he has done. But he is not a Dakotan, and has no claims on the people of the state. TDBOCGH an erroneous announcement the democrats of North Dakota were made to endorse the federal election bill. The platform adopted in their state con vention, correctly printed, roasts the bill to a brown turn, declaring it to be "cen tralizing, revolutionary and contrary to the spirit of a free country." Those are familiar democratic phrases that have lost much signilicance by uionotouy of repetition and do not clearly state the point. The real objection to the force bill comes in placing a majority of black people in power in a number of states in the union—in decreeing that the edu cation and tho ability of self-government possessed by the whites shall be sub servient to a total ignorance of these matters, represented by tho colored race of the south. The bill is of principal im portance to the southern states and cuts but little figure in any section of the north. The temper of the country at large will bo carefully sounded by con gross before the measure is pushed to its extreme end in actual operation. THIS is tho year for farmors to begin storing their own grain if ever. If this were generally done competition would be seeking their hard wheat, offering higher prices each season. If tho North Dakota farmer has no granary, and is too poor to buy lumber for one, let him build a sod granary as described in The Alert by a Kansas farmer, who went through the same war with elevator com panies in the early history of Ivansas.The farmers say, ''We are obliged to sell, the elevators have liens upon us for seed grain and how can we help ourselvos?" Every deserving farmer can get some help if he goes about it right. The law which gives the elevators hens on lands and a title to a farmers chatties is un constitutional. The elevators admit that themselves. Wheat is bound to bring a price that will make every busLel worth holding. Get your grip on it, farmers. THE wheat barons are beginning to lower their estimate of 100,000,000 bushels for Minnesota and the two Dakotas. The news from those states as the harvest progresses does not warrant such wild figures. Chicago wheat men are not calculating how much under a dollar wheat is going to be, but how much over. Elevator men in North Dakota say there will be no No. 1 hard west of tho Red river valley. The shrinkage is becoming more manifest each day. The last cen sus gives the three states a population of about 2.000,000. It will require 10, 000,000 bushels for home consumption and 15.000.000 bushels for seed. If the amount for export is 50,000,000 good judges will be surprised. Tho Fargo Argus claims that North Dakota's yield will, not exceed 22,000,000 bushels. Much of this will be graded down to No. 1 and 2 northern and rejected. THE necessity of concerted action to secure the benefits of irrigation is urged by the farmers of Dickey county. The Ellendala Commercial says that tho hot winds and lack of moisture in the fall will prove the eauso of most of Dickev county's 100,000 acres of wheat, yielding but six or eight bushels to the acre. The feasibility of the law, which enables townships to tax for irrigation purposes, is being discussed by those who intend to remain and try the wheat raising ex periment another season. In tho mean time the resort to stock and diversified farming seems to have entirely escapod the attention of the unlucky Dickey far mers. In many parts of the James river valley farmers are making money, by avoiding the hazardous attempt at wheat growing and devoting their time and capital to sheep, cattle and small crops. BROWN county, South Dakota, ha3 put into the field as a candidate for congress, a business man who has spsnt a good many years in Dakota doing something besides working political schemes for a living. The gentleman is Hon. II. G. Sessions, oi Columbia. He was a farmer in Michigan, a soldier in the iato war, afterwards practiced law, is at present engaged in banking and is joint owner of a large farm that for five years past has not produced less than 14,000 bushels of wheat annually. Mr. Sessions appears to be a representative who would repre sent somebody and something very dif ferent from the prohibition government depository congressmen now 6et down for South Dakota. THE North Dakota pharmacists de mand a repeal of all of that portion of the prohibition law which relates to the s-ile of liquors by registered druggists. The operation of the law places a legiti mate and necessary business on tho level with the saloon and imposes on drug gists who desire to obey tho laws ridic ulous restrictions. In nearly every town in the state liquor is openly sold in saloons in original packages and draDk as a beverage, yet the drug stores are bound to observe tho most rigorous species of red tape, if a customer wants to purchase spirits for the sick room or for any other necessary purpose. THEEE was a special school election held in Grand forks, Monday, at which women voted for the first time. The ladies took very little interest in the oc casion and the fact that they were per mitted to vote at all seems to have been a great surprise to the male voters of the city, who made objections to two ballots offered early in the day by the ladies. Of course the votes were allowed to be deposited, after the law was ex plained. The suffragists, however, ere ated little or no stir beyond spreading ie information that women have aright to vote in a Grand Forks school election if they desire to. THE democrats have nominated a full state ticket, out of habit. The Johnson episode in tho republican convention will act as nn ample break against any democratic prairie fires this fall. Most of the leaders declined to accept nomi nations for places on tho ticket. One of the most notable ovents of the conven tion seems to be the selection of a lady candidate for superintendent cf public instruction—the Hon. Mrs. Laura Eiseu heuth, cf Foster county. This is prob ably no woinn suffrage straw, but is a graceful compl to the lauies of the state, whoso bail.its are now counted in school elections. THE general impression that the traflic on the Erie canals is practically at an end, seems an erroneous one. On the day of the opening of tho canals this season 175 boats left Buffalo, carrying 1,540,000 bushels of grain. A trade journal says let some ono who believes the canals are played out, figure how many ordinary freight trains would have been required to freight this grain, or what the cost of transportation by rail would have been but for the compe tition of the canals. They are a check upon railroads that the country cannot afford to get along without. SAISGEXT county delegates voted, as in structed, for Hon. M.N.Johnson, and are satisfied with the victory. .The effort to create dissatisfaction because the county got nothing for some local candidate, will fail. The Sargent Teller says the repub licans of the county "are better satisfied to have assisted in the nomination of Johnson for congress and to have received nothing in return, than to have secured a minor place on the ticket and have seen Johnson defeated. Sargent county was for Johnson first if anything came our way, well and good if not—there's no kick coming." THE Minneapolis Tribune has inter viewed Hon. A. II. Burke, North Dako ta's next governor, on the lottery matter and the result shows Mr. Burke to be a gentleman of more than ordinary sense and judgment, one whose perception of his present relations with the public is much keener than many of his impetu ous, but ill-advised friends. Captain Burks does not believe that any lotterv measure will be before tho next legisla ture and is confident that it will be op posed by a majority of both houses should such a contingency arise. RAMSEY county, t-ays he Church'S Ferry Sun, will gain S-100 in taxation if the elevator license is paid. Many other counties throughout the state would gel handsome sums if tho law is enforced. But it looks as if tho law will not bo com plied with. August first was tho date when the licenses should have been is sued, but tho secretary of the railroad commission states that so far but ono elevator has taken out its iiceuse.County commissioners who have been counting-, on this source of revenue will most like ly be left. Now that tho congressional light is over in Ramsey county, where it raged the fiercest of any locality in tho state, the Devils Lake News is constrained to observe that "all sense and respect for truthfulness have not been destroyed' in tnat county and tiiat the unblushing and unwarranted falsehoods that were sent out about Mr. Hansbrough's carry ing the caucusses, have done more dam age to the originators and to Mr. Hans brough himself, than all other causes to gether. SENATOR PIEKCE denies the rumors that his Italian hand, of its own volition, had anything to do with Hansbrough's defeat or Johnson's success. It is a well known fact in physiological manifesta tions that certain movements are kept up independent of the will, and even a definite plan followed yet the operator may be in total unconsciousness of any effort on his part. Senator Pierce is cer tainly not beyond the influences that aii'ect other mortals in this respect. THE fschetne advanced by a South Da kota irrigation club to bring tho waters of tho Missouri east by means of canals, for irrigation purposes, is said to be en dorsed by Major Powell as a feasible and practical undeitaking. It is a tremen dous one too. The chances are that congress would hesitate longer about undertaking it than it does in passing the federal election bill, or in appropri ating tho millions asked for the Hay iake channel. THE Fargo Republican is nagging Captain Burke in a way calculated to make any civilian, much less an. old I soldier, hot. The people of North Da kota do not expect Mr. Burke, as a can didate for governor, to publish to the world his official intentions on every contingency, probable or improbable, that mtiy arise in the course of his ad ministration—not even to gratify the curiosity of his respected fellow citizens. THE Ludden Times gently chides tho delegation from Dickey county for divid ing on congressman, five votes of which delegation went to Johnson and seven to Hansbrough. The Times says the dele gation was instructed for Mr. Lockhart for some position oa the state ticket, and in the failure to get it, "Dickey county is again in the soup." It would look as •r if it was Mr. Lockhart, more particular ly, who is in the soup. IT is funny to hear the talk OR the ele vator men about unravelling the tangle of elevator laws so they can do business in North Dakota. The elevators want to do business without any laws whatever. They do not want to pay taxes or liceuse in lieu of taxos. They want the earth, apparently, as a free gift. The next leg islature will be in uo humor to please elevator corporations if the signs of the times are right. IN local political matters tho Ransom county democrats liavo dropped the party guy-ropes and are in the race for county oilices under the banner "We are the people." The regular county con vention was called a "people's conven tion" and a full ticket put iuto tho field. The republicans will no doubt take ad vantage of tho situation and proceed to elect a straight ticket from top to bottom. THE thoory being expanded by tho Twin city journals that Hansbrough was defeated by lottery iullr.encesis the wild est kind of rot. »Mr. Johnson and his solid supporters, backed by a general de sire to see justice dore for once in North Dakota, defeated Sir. Hansbrough. Mr. Johnson nnd his forces have always been as much opposed to the lottery as Mr. Hansbrough. THE execution of lvenimler by electric ity seems to have been a success. The physicians claim the man suffered no pain and was unconscious instantly after the shock. Death by electricity is cer tainly to be preferred to strangulation. The obnoxious details of tho electro cide appear to have been added mainly for sensational purposes. THE astonishing statement that it costs more to transport wheat from point to point in the single state of Minnesota, than it does from New York to Liverpool, is doubtless true. That is one thing the Fanners'alliance of Minnesota are organ izing to do away with. They should have the hearty support of every alliance in this state. ACCORDING to the Bismarck Tribune, to be a qualified office-holder in North Dakota under the constitution a person must be a qualified elector. Tho demo cratic convention, in selecting a lady can didate for superintendent of schools, probably overlooked this fact. THE next campaign ghost story that the honest farmers of the state may ex pect to hear is that the candidate for at torney genera], Hon. C. A. M. Spencer of Walsh county, is the Spencer who was tho attorney for the lottery company last winter. Farmers who have any doubts as to their rights to vote at primaries, should sot their minds at rest on that point. No ono Luis aright to require a voter to say whom he voted for or will vote for. The substance of what law there is on the subject is printed elsewhere, under the heading "Farmers and tho Caucuses." Every farmer interested in seeing the affairs of the county economically and houeGtly managed, following a reasonably liberal policy dictated by hard times, should turn out to the caucuses. Every farmer who desires the county to be well represented in the legislature by men who are capable of doing so, and who are property holders, should be on hand at the primaries to send delegates to select such men. Mary of the laws passed in the real interests of the farming people last winter originated with and were ma terially advanced by Stutsman county's representatives in the legislature. Every thing else considered, the men who have had experience and proved their useful ness once should be returned for at least another term. It will be for the county's welfare to do this. Hon. A. T. Cole left for Dickey county this morning, having completed his work for the census in this county. The work in Dickey, which is ono of the "inquiry" counties of the state, will be commenced at Ellendale today, undor tho supervis- I ion of Special Agent Sebring, who came in from Bismarck last night and went south today. Mr. Cole was a member of the last legislature and may possibly be a member of the next. He told an Alert reporter last night that, he had not yet decided whether he will be a candidate for re-nomination or not. He says there is no limit to the number of apirants for legislative honors in his county and that a sharp light will be made for the repub lican nomination. Mr. Cole says his col league of last winter, Hon. W. B. Allen, will very likely be returned. Ayer's Sarsaparilla, by purifying and enriching the blood, improves tho appe tite, aids the assimilative process, strengthens tho nerves, and invigorates the system. It is, therefore, the best and most thoroughly reliable alterative that can bo found for old and young. 1 THEY OBJECT TO FACTS. Chicago nu«l Twin City Grain Men are Kicking About the llcports ot Dakota'* Wheat Yield.. The Fargo Argus gives a Chicago cor respondent a chance to display his ig norance the defense of the elevator upanies of North Dakota. Promi iii'isce is given to the elevctor theory t! at farmers ought to sell their wheat as soon as threshed and not hold it like other property, or build granaries to do so. Also tho information ia again heralded forth that elevators this year cannot take wheat, for tho reason that the laws operate to prevent them from doing so. The ^respondent says that thestate will I ••'li'tnaged by falso re ports that mu "i' tho crop in South Dakota will be :,t only for chicken feed, and .ridicules the statement that 20,000, 000 will cover North Dakota's yield this year. The Argus itself says it will not exceed 1(3,000,000 and South Dakota 22, 000,000. Apply the chicken feed and screenings statement to North Dakota and tho truth will come nearer being stated. The time has gone by when the state is damaged by publicly telling the truth concerning its crops. Every far mer in tho Dakotas has felt the dis astrous effects of exaggerating the crop yield and hy an inevitable law of trade lowering the price thereby. Some smooth grain man has stuffed the giddy Argus correspondent full of elevator chaff. Beaver Brevities. J. Noel has just taken in a large addi tion to his herd of cattle. It now num bers a bo »it 100 and is the largest ever fed in this vicinity. Seems as though this locality is devel oping into a stock-raising region. In traveling a three-mile section of Beaver creek, ono can count, almost any day, live or six hundred cattle and nearly as many sheep. George Galloon has laid aside his new mower and commenced harvesting. Wm. Derby is operating his new header. Mr. Derby is another Beaverite who has seeded 210 acres without help, doing his own housework in the bargain. Will, isn't it about time there is a Mrs. Derby. Carter Salting are making good use of anew hei.-der. It' tho purchases of farm machinery is any sign, our people are certainly pros pering. Had a nice shower Monday. Is our preaching at the Melvin school house suspended? Rev. Mr. Campbell has missed his last two appointments. Report says he has joined those Free Methodist* ministers who camped in Jamestown. Rev. Mr. Kneebone has been missed longer. Mr. Kemp, the Sunday school superintendent, is the only ono who remains to hold the fort. And so they sculped him. our Iowa correspondent, notwithstanding his pre cautions. So we judge, as lie did not appear in the last issue. And being sit uated in circumstances similar to his, when last heard from, we tremble. CI^EM. Anno Domini, 1019. The Louisiana stato lottery company is peculiarly an institution, of Louis iana. Its interest in its chanlies, and the popular appreciation of the com pany's efforts to advance the interests of tho state, are too well known to be con troverted at this late day. Tho legisla ture of Louisiana before adjourning on the 10th of July of this year, ordered that an amendment to tho constitution of the state be submitted to the people at an election in 1S'J2, carrying the charter oft he company ui) 1° the year 1019. In tho meanwhile the present charter does not expire till the tirst of January, 1803. There will not the slightest change in tho policy or meth ods of the company which, under the management of Generals Beauregard and Early, will be characterized by the same regard for equity and fair business dealing, which have made the name of the Louisiana state lottery company a synonym of honesty all the world over.— New Orleans, (La.) City Item, August 5. Wanted. Wo want an A No. 1 agent in this county iit once, to take charge of our business and conduct the sale of one of the very best, most meritorious, and fastest selling inventions ever offered to the American people. To the right per son we will pay a liberal salary or allow a large commission. For full particu lars address VOLTAIC BELT CO., No 218, Marshall. Mich. By reference to the Weekly Alert far mers will see that tho county conven tion to nominate a county and legisla tive ticket, occurs Monday, August 25th, in Jamestown, and that the primaries to elect delegates to the convention ane to be held at the various precincts tho Sat urday preceeding, or August 23. In the city precincts the timo of holding tho primaries has been sot by the county committee at 4 o'clock, but in the coun try tho more convenient hour of 8 o'clock has been named. In both cases tho pri maries are to be hold open one hour. Farmers should not forget the primaries and should remember the date and time of holding them. In the last county con vention, which was held Tuesday, to send delegates to Grand Forks, the re port was circulated among several dele gates that the convention was Thursday. Farmers should not be fooled this time. Children Cry For PITCHER'S A Practically Perfect Preparation for Children's Complaints. To the Republican Voters ot'Stut«mnn County. A ltepubllcan County Convention will Iw held at tho court house, lathe city of Jamestown, county ot Stutsman, on Monday, August SBtli, 18!io, at 4 o'clock ), in,for the purpose of placing in nomination a legislative and county ticket. Tlic primaries to elect delegates to .said county convention will be held on Sat at day, August 2.1, 18!i0, the polls to be opened at 4 p, in., nnd re main open until fi o'clock p. la. the city precincts, and to open atH p. open until m. (.i and remain p. m. In llie country precincts. 'i'lu* voting places for the ee\eral precincts and representation to which each precinct Is en titled are us follows: Jamestown—Kirst ward precinct at court house 13 —.Second ward precinct at engine house —'Third ward precinct at old court house 7 Fourth ward product at school house Piuclianan precinct, at school house at JJu ehanan station 4 t'orliine precinct, at school house, sec. 20, twp. 144, rantre 00 2 Durham precinct, at itew Washington school house 2 Kid ridge precinct at school house at Kld ri(i(?u 8 Kslcr precinct, at Points school house 2 JCdmuiuls precinct, at Leouliardt& Schlattlno's store 3 Iowa precinct, at 1'hillipps' school house a Itlelvln precinct, at Melvln's school house S Medina precinct, at .Medina station 1 Milt/, precinct, at AIuU school house 1 Jlontpelier precinct, at school house at Mont peher 3 Alt. Pleasant precinct, at Uuzzell's school house 1 l'lniiree precinct, at school house Spiritwood Lake precinct, at school house near Gray's a Spirit wood Station precinct, at school house at Station 3 Stirton precinct, at school house, sec. 84, twp. l.'ii), range i!7 1 Shal low precinct, at Shadow's ranch 2 Windsor precinct, at school house at Windsor. 1 Ynsllantl precinct, at school house at Ypsi-. lanti Provided, however, that any precincts newly organized 011 or before August 23rd, shall be en titled to one delegate iu said convention. it is further provided that all credentials shall be accompanied by names of voters, voting at their respective primaries. Dated at Jamestown, July 28, 1890. Joux.sox NICKEUS, Chairman of County Committee. A. PAIIKIXSOX,Secretary. To the Democratic Voters of Stuts man County. A Democratic county convention will be held at the court house lathe city oi rianieslown, county of Stutsman, on Jloaday, .September 1st, ISO ), at -l p. in. for the purpose of placing in nominatioa a legislative and county ticket. The primaries to elect dele-gates to.said county convention will be held on Saturday, August sotli 1S )0, the polls to be opened at 8 p. 111. and remain open until 8:30 p. 111. The voting places for the several precincts and representation to which each precinct is entitled are as follows: Jamestown—First ward precinct at eouri house (1 —Second ward precinct at engine house .11 —Third ward precinct at old court house 1 —Fourth ward precinct at school house 7 lluclianan precinct at school house jluclianan station 2 Corinne precinct at school house on Sec. 20 Twp. 141,1! (12 1 Durham precinct at New Washington school house 3 Kldri.l^e precinct at school house at Kldridge. 0 Ksler precinct- at Sam i-'nrgason's school house 1 Kdmmids precinct at store 2 Iowa precinct at 1 hillip.-i si-hooliiou.se Itlclvin precinct at .Mel. ill school house 1 Medina precinct at Medina station 1 Mutz precinct at.Mutz school house Montpelier precinct at .school house at-Mont pelier ... 2 Jit. Pleasant precinct at liuzzcll's school house 1 Phiiirce piecinct at school house 2 Spiritwood station precinct at school house at station Spiritwood lake precinct at (irav's scliooi house '. 2 Stirton precinct at school house 011 Sec. S4, Twp jay, t7 1 Shallow precinct iit Sha 1 iow's ranch 2 Windsor precinct at scliooi house at Windsor. 1 Vpsilauti precinct at school house at Ypsilanti 1 Any delegate unable to attend may give proxy to resident of his precinct. C. 11. FLINT, Chairman .Democratic Central Com. A. M. 11.-\I,STJ:AI, Sec. Pro Teni. A Cottage by the Sea Has lately been presented to Mrs. Presi dent Harrison by Postmaster-General Wunnamaker and other friends. The distinguished lady is said to be highly delighted with the gift of this summer homo at Cape May Point. The rest of us will probably not be similarly favored with a sea or lakeside home, but an equal amount of rest and enjoyment, with greater variety of scene, can be secured bv taking your summer outing over "Tho Burlington," the favorite river line from the northwest to the oust and south, and spending a few dins at some of the numerous charming towns which lie along the route. For further informa tion as to attractions, or for tickets, timetables, etc., apply to any railroad agent, or address W. J. C. ICenyon, Gen. Pass. Agent, C. B. & N. 11. ii., St. Paul, Minn. To Dispel Cokls. Headaches and foyers, to cleanse the system effectually, yet gently, when costive or bilious, or when the "blood is impure or sluggish, to permanently cure habitual constipation, to awaken the kid neys and liver to a l.ealthy activity, without irritating or weakeiiing them, uso Syrup of Fig?. Announcement. To tho voters of Stutsman County: I hereby announce myself as candi date for the office of clerk of the district court, subject to the decision of the re publican county convention, to be held at Jamestown, August 25th. FERNANDO NICHOLS.