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A \. (. & What the Effect of Judge Hose's Recent Decision will Prob ably be. Probability that the Original Package Business Avill Con tinue Indefinitely. The State Veterinarian Slaugh ters Red River Valley Glau dered Horses. The fu 11 text of Judge Rose's decision in tho Barnes county original package case was printed in Thursday's Alert. In view of tho probability that tho original package business may legally be carried ou until the next legislature enacts laws to prevent it, the decision is of general interest in both Dakotas inasmuch as it defines the restrictions under which the business might lawfully have been con ducted prior to the passage of the Wilson original package bill. If it be hold that there is now no state law to prevent the Congress having tho sola power to regulate commerce among tho states, and not having granted power to tho states' to legislate prohibiting the importation and sale of intoxicating liquors, at tho time the legislative assembly of the state of North Dakota enacted "tho c=aid act, tho state was without authority to pass the act and the act was void when passed and inoperative, in so far as it prohibits the importation and sale of intoxicating liquors. Although deciding that the statut® was unconstitutional at the timo of hs passage,the judge declines to pass on the claim that it is still a nullity, holding that— Tho acts of the defendant, with which he is charged in the complaint, were committed before what is known as the "Wilson" bill was passed and hence that law cuts no figure this case. As to what effect that bill will have on the said act it is not necessary to determine in this case. I will decide that question when a case is presented involving it. The plain inference of the decision is that tl\e statute is still a nullity. He de cides that before the passage of the Wil son bill the statute was unconstitution al. Then the only point remaining to be decided is whether tho Wilson bill revived this dead statute and made it op erative. There is nothing retroactive on the face of that act and it would seem to be clear that the statute in question is still a nullity, as the defense claimed. If the statute is a nullity then there is no state law against the importation and sale of liquor original packages, and the business may bo continued under certain restrictions until the legislature of the state enacts a law prohibiting it, authority to do so being conferred by the Wilson law. What has been said with reference to North Dakota applies with equal force and effect to South Da kota. Not tho least important part of the judge's decision is his statement of the conditions under which the original package business might have been legally conducted prior to the passage of the Wilson bill. Keeping in mind tho ex treme, probability that the business will continue after the passage of that bill the 6time as before, the decision of the judge is of great interest inasmuch as it prescribes the restrictions which will probably be placed on the business. He says: While the states may not in the ab sence of congressional legislation legis late against the importation and sale of intoxicating liquors, yet they may legis late in favor of regulating and control ling, or prohibiting the sale of such with in the state after the importation is con sumated, that is, after the importer has sold his liquor, and it has become part of the property of the state. Now while the importer can import his merchandise (beer) into the states and sell such at auy place therein, and may keep a place or house, in which to store and sell it, yet as soon as he has sold the beer and it has passed inco the hands of the purchaser, and it has thus become a part of the property of the state und sub ject to its laws, he ceases to be an im porter and becomes amenable to the laws of the state, in so far as he invites and •V ''.V wmwwpW'V'A t-ffWSPsTPijMM (i A I ®v Sfj. v7f:}w V^r ,"JV J'U LEGAL AND POLITICAL. 1 importation and sale of liquors in origi nal packages then it is plain that this decision defines the restrictions under which the business may continue until such a law is enacted. Tho title of the case is tho state against John Bergreen. The defendant is an'original package dealer at Valley City. The complaint alleged thai the defendant sold liquor in violation of sec tion 13of the state prohibition law that the sales wore made in smaller quanti ties than that in which tho liquor was received (sold in bottles and received in cases of 24 bottles) and that the liquor having been drank on tho premises, his place was, under that law, a nuisance. Tho defense contended that the statute prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors in original packages was uncon stitutional and void when enacted and is still a nullity. Judge Iloso say* on the first point: 1 ', f* "*3»V ft *M 1 I permits purchasers to assemble and drink the beer he has sold in, or on his premises. The definition of an original package is interesting. Judge Rose holds that a caso of 24 bottles of beer is a case of 24 original packages. LOOKED LIKE A PANTHER. An Iowa Man Una a Desperate Kucounter With a Wild Ueast. FORT DODGE, Iowa, Aug. 20.— frrank Roberts, of Bancroft, a small town north of here, tells a strange, strongly sub stantiated story of a desperate encounter with a mysterious wild animal on the banks of the Des Moines river Saturday. According to his account tho animal bore a resemblance to a panther. The animal sprang upon hiin from a bunch of weeds on the edge of an adjoining slough, clewing ten feet at the first bound, knocking him down and cover ing hiy whole face with its enormous mouth, displaying at the same time a huge set of blunt, yellow teeth. How It I.ooUetl to Hlisj. He says the animal was about six feet long, having short legs, built heavy in front but slim through the Hank. It was of a yellow gray color with black streaks over the eyes, having a thick, heavy neck and a head nearly as large as a common water pail. He says the combat lasted nearly an hour, during which time he walked backwards in front of the ferocious beast nearly eighty rods, the length of the field. He was Knoe!eil Down Sevt-i-al Times by the beast, but succeeded in extricat ing himself from its grasp every time. Help came none too soon, for he was nearly exhausted. The animal, seeing the arrival of reinforcements, gave up the combat and left in double-quick time. At each retreating bound it left three large tracks each six inches in breadth. Mr. Roberts escaped without any serious injuries. Next day a party of elevon men examined the battlefield, and found every evidence to corroborate Roberts' story. lias lieeu There Seven Years. As nearly as can be learned the beast has infested the neighborhood the past seven years, but was never before seen. What it is c.m only be conjectured, but from the fact tin Mr. Roberts escaped with so slight, injury it must be a very aged and feeble animal, otherwise it would Lave ovdckly torn a man to pieces. TO PASS IRRIGATION LAWS. Governor Sillier Will I5e Asktul to Con vene tho North Diikotu Legislature in Extra Session. Ellexdalk, N. D., Aug. 25.—Thomas Selton, mayor of this city, was made chairman of the legislative committee for Nor Nor fa Dakota at the irrigation convention lecentlv held at Aberdeen. He is now at work drafting a memorial to Governor Miller, asking him to call a special session of the legislature. This memorial will be circulated throughout the state for signatures. It is the inten tion to secure an expression of sentiment on the question from every county, and make the request strong enough so that the governor will feel justified in issuing the call. TIkj Object of the Action. The object is to secure the passage 'of a law which will enable counties to bond for irrigation purposes. The plan favored is to have each county sink about thirty wells, which it shall own and manage, charging customers a reasonable price for the use of the water. The maximum amount for which bonds are to be issued should not, in the opinion of the com mittee, exceed $50,000 in each county, but the theory contemplates the sinking of additional wells as fast as the earn ings from the original thirty will per mit. There is no doubt whatever as to the ability of the various counties to float a 7 per cent, bond issued for some practicable method of irrigatiou. Will Meet in Huron. HURON, S. D., Aug. 20.—A call will be issued for all committees appointed by the recent Aberdeen convention and all others interested in irrigation to meet in this city Aug. 29 and perfect ar rangements for commencing operations immediately in the matter of sinking artesian wells for irrigation purposes in the various parts of the state. The loan companies of the Northwest will be represented and they are now so thor oughly interested in the matter that they will not only aid farmers in ob taining the money to put down the wells for irrigating, but will themselves sink a large number i:i various counties for the purpose of further demonstrating the entire feasibility of the artesian irri gation scheme. Wait Till Cold "Weather to Expol Jews* LONDON, Aug. 27.—The Daily News' dispatch from Odessa states that, des pite the foreign protests on the subject, the anti-Jewish edicts will be promul gated in October, with a supplement justifying the measures of repressive se verity. The latter is intended to satisfy foreign opinioft. LATEST MARKET REPORTS. St. Paul Union Stock Yards. Hogs—Light, S3.email@example.com mixed, $3.45314.00 heavy, 88.4US4.00 rough mixed and pigs, 83.15 Cattle—Good to choice fat. native steers. $3.00@'.J.1K1 good cows, $2.00:5:2.50. common cows, $1.00Q2.(XJ bulls, 81.00Q,1.75 milcli cows, JlU.OOy 28.00 calves, stackers, $1.75 ©".40 feeders, S2-30®».80 Dakota steer?, $3.00 £83.50 Montana bteers, §3.G0(£!)3.&0 Western cows, $S.firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep—Good to choice native muttons, 84.00 @4.20 good to choice iambs, $4.2o£j,t.75 feed ers, $3.00(u)3.70 mixed. 43.1(0,34.00. Chicago I.ive Stock. Cattle—Natives, $3.00©5.0J butcher stock and Texans steady. Hogs—Rough aid ci.mmou, $3.5033.70 prime packing and xed, $3.81*34.00 best heavy and butcher weights, $I.O.3i4.15 light, §1.1 Sheep—Natives, S4.XltS4.50 westerns, $4.30® 4.1)0: Tex&us, S4.10S4.20 stockcrs. S'J. 50.2.4.00. 1 *w JAMESTOWN WEEKLY ALERT. VOL XIV JAMESTOWN NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY AUGUST 28 1890 NO 4 SWEPT THE COUNTY. The Republican Primaries Re sult in Overwhelming Victory t'orB. W. Fuller. The Delegates Favor Him in the Proportion of Three to One. The "Soo" Road Said to he Con templating an Extension to Janiestowii. Kvcrytiling for Fuller. The republican primaries Saturday resulted man overwhelming victory for Bailey Fuller in his candidacy for return to tho state senate. In tho convention today he will have a majority of over 30 delegates. In the city, Mr. Fuller car ried every ward but the First and a change of four votes 'vould have siren him that delegation the highest man on tile Fuller ticket had 43 votes and the highest man on the anti-Fuller ticket had 47. The First ward is the homo of the anti-Fuller forces and tho grout center of their strength, anc! the narrow escape from losing their Gibraltar adds to the discomfiture of their overwhelm ing defeat elsewhere. In the Second ward the Fuller ticket was victorious by a vote of 58 to 30 in the Third ward, Mr. Fuller's home, by a vote of 03 to 12 and in the Fourth ward, by a vote of 56 to 45. His majority the city was 16. Tho delegates from the city &ro: First ward—M W Wright, Wade, W W 51 organ, E McElroy, S Glaspeli, E \V Camp, A Dickey, Johnson Nickeus. Geo. Wyllie, A O McMillan, E Heath, Alfred Steel, A. Parkinson. Second ward—A Smith, John Yen nnm, Frank Kcllum, A Clongh, Ben Merry, O A Boynton, John Glass, Fred Ciark, John Anderson, Harry Flint, Cooper. John Bollivou, John Drummond Wm McLain. Third ward—H A Blood, A W Kelley, John McGinnis, John Yerdigan, A Dixon, James II Hayes, Herbert. Fourth ward—J Roper, E Bow man, 11 Winslow, Jacob Yager, John Eager, W Procter, Geo Singler, W Purchase. The country went for Fuller in about the name proportion as the city. There are 45 delegates from the country and at least 30 of them are for Mr. Fuller. His total voto in the convention will be GO or over. Tho convention will consist of 87 delegates. Of the country precincts the following sent Fuller delegates: Cor inno, Eldridge, Iowa, Medina, Mutz, iVIontpelior, Spiritwood station Spirit wood lake, Stirton, Sharlow, Windsor and Ypsilanti. Buchanan is divided. Edmunds, Pingree and Melvin are anti Fuller and the other precincts had not been heard from at this writing. As far as learned, tho following is the list of delegates from the country: Corinne—J. K. Wilbur, Chas. Fill ford. Eldridge—C. L. Holmes, A. W. Cun ningham, Harry Cornwall, John Severn, Richard Pendray, B. Gibson Dunlap, Chas. Chapman, Bert Mastin. Edmunds—Harry Hewit, Geo. Acker man, H. E. Sunday. Melvin—Orin Carter. Montpelier—Frank Carley, Joe Cum ber, Gus Naze. Mutz—F. B. Fancher. Spiritwood lake—It. E. Wallace, Acton Fried. Spiritwood station—Richard Gains worth, A. I. Warren. John Malonev. Ypsilanti—O. Franklin, T. W. Haugeu, A. W. Broughton. "Tlie Sage ofPeiiibina." Few outside of his personal ac quaintances know what a hustler for business Hon. Jud LaMoure of Pembina, is. His political and business opera tions are by no means confined to North Dakota. His county is nearly always solid for him. Ho maintains supremacy there by the directest road to the hearts of the poorer classes—generosity and as sistance time of trouble. It is related that he lately lost a night and two days valuable time in going to Walsh county to go on the bond of a poor settler of Pembina, who had been arrested for cut ting timber on a school section. In ad dition to himself, who is a host in him self, Jud is ably assisted in both busi ness and politics by Mr. Nelson, his father-in-law, who is a man of ability and shrewdness scarcely equalled by tho bet ter known Jud. State Treasurer Booker is also a partner in the firm and is "way up" as a business man. The trio are al most invincible. They are the company in a large retail establishment occupy ing two of the largest stores on Seventh street, St. Paul. The business transact ed is that of buying out bankrupt stocks of any kind of goods and retailing them to the poorer classes at margins varying in profit. This requires large capital and incurs risk, but the profits are equally large. The sales will run four or live hundred dollars a day. A firm of Pembina merchants—young men—have been put in charge of the St. Paul house and conduct the "Great Fire Sales." Another speculation of the Pembina syn dicate lias not proved so fortunate. A short time ago a purchase of a large number of horses was made, with the intention of Belling them to farmers and others this fall. The state veterinarian has just re ported that 24 of the animals W3re found to be glandered and wore killed, and that 121 others have been quarantined. Of course there will bo a large loss on the deal. As characteristic of tho firm's way of doing bueinesB it is noted that a num ber of the horses killed had been sold to neighbors, but were promptly leplaced by sound animals by Mr. Booker. Railroad Rumors. Editou Ali-rt:—The writer has just made a Hying trip to Sargent county and in conversation with a railroad employee be gathered a few facts of interest to the citizens of Jamestown, some of which aie given below. The air for some timo has been full of rumors that one of the leading railroad companies south of us was contemplat ing building to Jamestown at an early date. This rumor is certainly well founded. It is said that the "Soo" line from Hankinson, Richland county, to its western terminus is a very unprofitable part of tho line. The extension of tho road to Bismarck via Aberdeen is be lieved to have been permanently abandoned. Aberdeen is said now to have more railroads than business, and at Bismarck there is nothing to go for. The '"Soo" railroad company have ful ly determined to have an outlet at the very t-.ii'... •-t moment, and to that end sur veyors -have been put in the tield to sur vey a line from Hankinson, Richland county, in a northwesterly direction, supposed to strike Lisbon and Jamec town, thence to the coal fields of Tii-t'e Mountains and iinally to intersect the Canadian Pacific. The question of grad ing this now proposed line this fall will be determined within ten days. Of all the towns on this proposed line .Jamestown is by far the most interested. It may be the best thing under the circumstances for President W. E Greene of tho Taxpayers union, to call a meeting, have a committee appointed to keep an eye on this enterprise and not let the opportunity slip. S. A Dakota Elevator Tiuruccl* ABEKDEEN, S. D., Aug. 2 .—The large elevator and warehouse operated in con nection VV-ith ilie Aberdeen roller mills caught fire L-arly in the morning from spontaneous combustion, it is supposed, and was destroyed. The building was attached to the mill, and it was with great skill on the pari of the fire depart ment that saved, the valuable mill prop erty. Loss on elevator, \0(!U. From 12,UG0 to2U,0»y bushels of grain, mostly wheat, was destroyed, which at present price is heavy kfes. besides tw& car loads of fiour. Total loss, s-25,UOO, with $20,000 insurance. The property will be rebuilt. Ilebuiltling at Vermillion. Vekmjluox, S. D., Aug. 20.—Nearly all those burned out here are at work now rebuilding. The majority of the lots will be covered by two-story union blocks, but a few one-story buildings are to be put up for present use. Brick is the universal material. The insurance has been satisfactorily adjusted in every case, and without trouble. NEWS BREVITIES. In the Xor! Invest. The official count of Milwaukee was 203,392. The Carlisle house, the leading hotel at Mazomanie, Wis., was destroyed by fire, the loss being £5,000 and insured for $4,500. It was owned by Albert Lombaly. An epidemic of diphtheria has broken out at Ishpeming, Mich., and several deaths have occurred. There are at present some twenty-six cases in a num ber of sections in the city. The body of a very young infant, badly mangled, was found at the mouth of the Rhine, at Yankton, by some boys. There is no clue to the identity of those who made away with it. Bloody flux, a severe form of dysen tery, appears to be somewhat general in certain localities of North Dakota. One case developed at Grand Forks Monday, the patient being Joseph Stick,of Anoka, Minn. At the Republican county convention at Jamestown, N. D., Bailey Fuller was nominated for state senator by a vote of 04 to 21. T. S. Wadsworth, A. W. Cun ningham and J. A.Buchanan were nom inated for representatives. A couple of smooth-tongued young men, claiming to represent a Chicago portrait company, on the plan of en larging photographs for £1.50, 50 cents of which had to be paid in advance, and §1 on the delivery of the photos, worked the unsophisticated of Preston, Minn. A 9-year-old son of William Suther land. living at Maple Plain, Minn., was smothered in a wheat bin in the elevator at that place. While assisting in keep ing the wheat moving he was drawn into the spout, and before he could be gotten out life was gone. Fred Gurling was drowned in Rose lake, near Frazee City, Minn. He and another man started to cross the lake in a leaky boat, and before reaching the shore the boat sank. His companion, after being in the water for over four hours, was rescued by parties on shore who heard his cries. Hundreds of people from Illinois and the East are visiting the blue grass ex position at Creston. Iowa. The fair opened with a large exhibit of live sto^k. The 2:42 trot was won by Toboggan, Tom Jacobs second. Time" 2:30|. The 2:24 trot was won by Thalberg, Jim Sneak second. Time 2:30I. Joe Latuer, the man arrested at Hay ward for the murder of Jerry Cleveland, has made a sworn confession to the dis trict attorney. He acknowledges the killing of Cleveland, and says he did it for his money, as he thought Cleveland carried large sums on his person. He says he only found $153, which he took. V. THE NEWS OF ONE DAY. Jfo Weak Spots to lc Found in the Republican County and Legislative Ticket. A Jamestown 3Ian Returns From the Coast and Tells Whom He Sav. A Few Instances of what In dustry Can lo in Norih Dakota. The Local Ticket. The county and legislative ticket nom inated Monday by tho republicans is a strong one. The legislative portion of tho ticket is a sure winner. Messrs. Fuller, Cunningham and Buchanan are strong individually and collectively and will make an invincible trio. They nre each well known throughout tho county and were among the early residents. The county gets the two representatives, whiio the city is satisfied to get the sena tor. The farmers have no reason to com plain of the distribution of county honors. They were given two- thirds of the nominations on tho county ticket. Geo. H. Woodbury, the candidate for treasurer, is one of the first settlers to came into the county. For a long term of years he has represented the Third district on the county board of commis sioners. He has proven faithful to every trust and has maintained a reputation for integrity and honesty of purposo that is unimpeachable. Tho nattering way in which the nomination came to bun is an enviable exhibition of public confi dence. A. B. Ashley for register of deeds, W. W. Graves for county auditor, and T. F. Branch for clerk of the dis trict court have already served tho peo ple of the county one term in their re spective positions and re-nomination comes to them in the shape of an en dorsement and assurance of satisfaction with their conduct of those responsible cilices during the past two years. S. L. Glaspeli is the nominee for state's at torney and none will deny his ability to discharge the duties incumbent upon that ofucial with credit to himself and :. ..fety for the county. For sheriff, die republicans have nominated a man who will make a good run. John T. Eager lias as wide an acquaintance and as many friends as any man in the county. His long residence here and the fact that he is not an oilice seeker will make him a strong candidate. The position of county judge under statehood assumed more importance, and the fact that the jurisdiction of this court may at any time be increased by a vote of the people, makes it imperative that he should be a man "learned in the law." Such a man is Fredrus Baldwin, the republican nom inee for county judge. Dr. Thorold, who has been coroner for four years, was com plimented with a re-nommation and Fred M. Wanner, an active young re publican of Pingree, was nominated for surveyor by acclamation. For county commissioner of the Third district, An ton Fried was nominated. Mr. Fried is one of the prosperous Germans of the county. He has been a resident of the county for nearly ten years and bv good management has proven that farming in North Dakota can be made remunera tive. Ho will look after public business with the same care and fidelity he does his own. The new revenue law provides for district assessors-one for each commis sioner district. Three good farmers were nominated: M. W. Wright for the First district, John Severn for the Sec ond, and O. C. Christopherson for the Third. The constables and justices are all good men and will add strength to the ticket. Returned From the Coast. State's Attorney J. A. Frye returned Tuesday night from a trip to the Pacific slope. He has been gone about a month and has been pretty nearly all over the northern slope. He thinks Washington is a good state, but says it has its drawbacks the same as Dakota has. The fruit out there seemed to be the only feature that has any special at traction for him. He says there is going to bo a crash all along the Sound sooner or later everybody admits that, but there is a diversity of opinion as to whether the crash will come "sooner" or "later." Mr. Frye's trip was merely a little vaca tion he does not intend removing and was not looking for a new location, as has been reported. He met former Jamestownites in nearly every town ou the slope. W. V. Wells, who read law in his office, is now at Anacortez, has a fine law practice, does a big business and is coining money. F. D. Alexander and Elliot Stewart are doing a law, loan and real estate business at Fairhaven and Mr. Frye says, have made 610,000 or 815, 000 since their removal last spring. Otto Bauer is at Seattle, the resident agent for the Tacoma Brewing company, whose beer he is introducing. He gets a big salary and an allowance of S10 or 620 a day to "blow in" with the boys. Phillip Piettenberg is superitending a large Seattle contract at 67 per day, and E. S. Miller is doing the same kind of work at Tacoma at §5.50 per day. Charley Manley is getting rich at Tacoma nnd has engaged with him in his cigar factory and retail stores a num ber of former Jamestown people. Among them are Henry Dennison and Isiaah •••v (r v?:fi Windover. He met Col. Conneila at Se attle and heard the latest news from Jamestown. Jimmy is healthy and hap py. He has a good position and is do ing work that is appreciated. Mr. Frye says he meta large number of other for mer Jamestownites and saw people he had known in other parts of Dakota all over Washington. Stay by a Sure Thing. Farmers are feeling pretty weil over the prospect. There is going to be more cash distributed in the courty this year than any season since 1882. The price of wheat will be good enough to counter balance the loss by hot winds. The pre vailing opinion is that we are in for a sea son of good crop years,and that now is the time to get ready for the turn. Several farmers quit this siting, just in the wrong time. One instance is noted of a farmer who had lost three successive crops, abandoning the faro: and going to bl eks nitfiing. The party who puDin tho crop will clear this fall" over 82,000— more than blackstnithmg will do for the the man in five years. Another case of big profits is that of neighboring farmer who leased a quarter section for 61.(10 an acre, put it in crop and will clear up some ol,G00 for the investment. Anothet hard working hustler cleared $1,500 last year on wheat-growing and will do even better this year and there are dozens of other cases of the same kind. Now is the time to stay in North Dakota. Any man who will "live ten or fifteen miles from Jamestown and but a few miles from the railroad can get all the range he wants for stock, free, and by economy and hard work in ten years can be well off. If a man is unable to make money by other than manual labor there is no occupation in the country that will pay him as well as careful farming and stock raising on the prairies of this state. Those farmers who are thinking of sell ing off their machinery, stock, etc., and letting the loan agents take their farms and buildings for the mortgage, will make the biggest mistake of their lives. Glandered Horses Slaughtered. Fargo Republican: Veterinary Sur geon Lantrdon returned yesterday from Pembina, where he has been looking after glandered horses. He reports that on Monday he killed and buiied in one grave, at that place, no less than twenty seven horses—twenty.four of which be longed to State Treasurer Booker, two to W. J. y. Traill, and one to Chas. Atkin son. Some of Mr. Booker's were valu able farm horses none of them were less than a year old and Dr. Laugdon esti mates the average value of the twenty four at §100. lie states that all of Mr. Booker's—121 in number—are quaran tined that three have been isolated, and that there is no telling how many more may take the disease. A number of these horses that were killed Mr. Booker had sold to neighbor ing farmers, but he promptly replaced* them with sound animals. Dr. Langdon says that this is the most extensive and fatal outbreak of the dis ease that has ever occurred in the state. South Dakota Figures. The total assessed valuation of all per sonal and real property of South Dakota is 8101,820,37-1, Fo?lowing are the totals on live stock: Horses, 170,520 cattle, 891,903 mules and asses, 5,075 sheep, 130,580 hoga, 203,-104. Following are tho counties that take the lead on horses: Brown, 9,041: Min nehaha. 8,000 Spink, 0.901 Union, 0,051 Hutchinson, 0,450: Bon Homme, 5,3(15 Clay, 5,011 Lincoln, 5,940 Mead, 5,557 Turner, 5,41S. On cattle: Minnehaha. 18.379 Fall River, 17.S45 Hutchinson, 10.953 Union, 10.034 Clay. 10,189 Mead, 15.442 Tur ner, 15,934 Yankton. 15,419. coin, 14.830: Minnehaha. 12.0*7. Beadle couniv takes the lead on sheep, 7,431. __J Fargo College. The fall term of the Fargo college will open September 25th. The building is one of the bfst in the state for educa tional purposes. It is principally the gift of the late James 1'. Gould, of Bux ton, North Dakota, and his sister, and cost about £35.000. There are dormitory rooms for forty young ladies, a chapel seating 350. six recitation rooms, library and chemical library. The building is steam heated. Tho college is under Con gregational .auspices, but not sectarian. There are four courses of instruction. For catalogues or information address the president. Fargo, North Dakota. Died. After a long illness, Mrs. Keeler, wife of F. H. Keeler, of Rio, died Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. She had been gradually wasting away for some time with consumption and her recovery has been despaired of for several weeks past. Her death occurred at the resi dence of her father. M. O. Brekke. She was 2S years old and was married last November. The funeral will occur to morrow morning at the residence of Mr. Brekke. Rev. E. H. Teall will conduct the funeral services. Not Entirely Satisihctory. Reports from grain threshed in La Moure county show that the fears of a light yield have not been ungrounded. Threshing has begun in nearly all parts of the county. The yield on fields so far determined is 6, 10, S and 9 bushels per acre, and the grade No. 2 and 3 northern and rejected. iPi v! 'il A fArAA fi-ii :'"i' 5 i.