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"UNITED WE STAND."
Such is the Declaration with Which all lieimblicniiH Greet the Ticket. Yesterday's Convention Char acterized by Unusual Har mony and CJood Feeling. Every Faction iiecoynized in 3Iaking Up the County and Legislative Ticket. Bailey Fuller Nominated for Senator by a Vote of 04 to 24. Peaceful atul Harmonious. The republican county convention met Monday at the court house. A full county and legislative tickot was nomi nated. The convention was a model. There was no exhibition of ill-feeling and everything was harmonious. The opposition to Mr Fuller was in a hope less minority and practically laid down after the primaries, the decision of which was overwhelmingly against them. Mr. Fuller was nominated on the first ballot, receiving64 votes to Mr. Wadswortli's 21. The senatorial fight did not enter into the determination of the other nom inations and there was no slate of auy description, as the nomination of Mr. Glaspell for state's attorney plainly proves. The senatorial light was the issue upon which the delegates were elected, and after the nomination of Mr. Fuller it was a free-for-all tight for the other nominations. Some of the nomi nations were decided surprises and there are very few people who will not have to take some medicine, but the ticket, col lectively, is stronger therefor. All the factions having been recognized with nominations, they all have more or less cf a victory and the party is harmonized and united. There was no parliamentary squabble, not even a point of order or motion to lay on the table. The conven tion was one of the easiest to preside over, but that old veteran of many con ventions, Chairman Boynton, would un doubtedly have proven equal to the emergency, had the convention been a stormy one. As it was. he had an easy berth and there was no occasion for any one to feel otherwise than satisfied with him. THE CONVENTION KOUX1XK. How the Nominations were Blade and who the Nominees arc. Shortly after 4 o'clock the convention wa3 rapped to order by Chairman Bald win of the county committee. Secretary Mac Sinclair of the same committee, read the call for the convention. The list of precincts was called and the delegates took seats within the bar. C. W. Holmes nominated O. A. Boyn ton for temporary chairman. There be ing no other nomination Mr. Boynton was elected without opposition, and on taking the chair made a few remarks ap propriate to the occasion. F. B. Fancher nominated O. S. Frank lin for temporary secretary and Mr. Franklin was elected without opposition. J. J. Roper moved that the chair ap point a committee of five on credentials, which motion prevailed, and Chairman Boynton appointed as such committee: K. E. Wallace, C. Wade, Fred Clark, John McGinnie, Fred Wanner. F.B. Fancher moved that the chair ap point a committee of five on organization and order of business, which motion pre vailed and Chairman Boynton appointed as such committee: John F. Yennum, E. W. Camp. Frank Carley, Chas. Fulford, F. B. Fancher. The credential committee retired and after an absence of half an hour returned with thoir report. There were no con tests. Strong precinct, recently organ ized, was given one delegate. Secretary Wanner of the committee, read the re port, which showed the following dele gates entitled to seats: First ward—M W Wright, Wade, W W Morgan, E McElroy, S Glaspell, E W Camp, A Dickey, proxy to A. Park inson, Johnson Nickeus, proxy to Clinton Wade, Geo. Wyllie, A McMillan, E Heath, Alfred Steel, A Parkinson. Second ward—A Smith, proxy to Geo. Oppy, John Yennum, Frank Hel ium, proxy to E. J. Barnes, A. M. Clouph, Ben Merry, O A Boynton, John Glass, proxy to E Harris, Fred Clark, John Anderson, Harry Flint, Cooper John Bellivou, proxy to A Clough, John Drummond, proxy to A Clough, Wm MoLain. Third ward—H A Blood, A WKelley, John McGinnie. John Verdigan, A Dixon, Hayes, Herbert. Fourth ward—J Roper, E Bow man, proxy to li Price, Winslow, Jacob Yager, John Eager, W Procter, Geo Singler, W Pui chase. Buchanan—N Campbell, Ova Johnson, O Christopherson. O Brekke. Corinne—J Wilbur. Chas Fulford. Durham—T Youne, Patterson, proxy to Young. Eld ridge—C Holmes, A W Cunning ham, tiarry Cornwall, John Severn. Ogilvie, Gibson Dunlap, Chas Chap man, Bert Mast in. Esler- Geo Mclieuzie, S Tufford. Edmunds—flnrry Hewit, E Sun day, Geo Ac Iter ma n, proxy to Hewit. Iowa—VV DownB, W E Beaumont. Melvin -Orriu Carter, Duncan Mc Crimmon. Mutz—F. B. Fancher. Medina—S Guilford. Montpelier—Frank Carley, Joe Cum ber. Gub Naze. Mt. Pleasant—Mac Sinclair. Pingree—Ira Barton, Wanner. WpiriUvood lake—R E Wallace, Anton Fried. Spiritwood station—Richard Gains ford, AI Warren, John Moloney. Stirton—David Thornton. Sharlow—James Sharlow, Oliver English, proxy to Sharlow. Windsor—Wni Buckwalter. Ypsilanti—O Franklin, W Haugen, A W Broughton. Strong—Claude Bennitt. Mao Sinclair moved that the report of the committee bo adopted. Carried. E. \V. Camp,of the committee on per manent organization and order of busi ness, reported as follows: We recommend that the temporary organization be made the permanent. For order oC business we recommend to proceed as follows: First: domination of state senator. Second: Nomination of members of the house of representatives and in pro ceeding to elect them each delegate shall vote for but one name at a ballot, and on the iirst ballot the person having the highest number of votes, if a majority of the total number of votes, shall be do clared nominated. Only one person shall be nominated upon the same bal lot and no person shall be nominated unless he shall receive a majority of all votes cast. The order of nominating county offi cers shall be as follows: County Treasurer. Register of Deeds. Auditor. States Attorney. Sheriff. Clerk of Court. County Judge. Corouer. County Surveyor. ustices of the Poace. Constables—and in nominating jus tices and constables each delegate may vote for four names at a ballot, but no person shall be nominated who receives less than a majority of the number of ballots cast. County Commissioner. Assessors—and in nominating com missioners and assessors the roll shall be called of only the precincts included in the separate commissioner and assessor districts, and no person shall vote for assessor or commissioner except for his own district. We recommend that delegates from each precinct select a member of the county central committee from that pre cinct, and hand the name to the chair man of this convention, who shall have power to appoint the chairman and member at large of said committee, and shall also have power to fill all vacancies left in said committee, by failure of del egates to nominate. We recommend a committee of live to be appointed by the chair on resolutions and platform. Chairman Boynton appointed the fol lowing committee on resolutions: F., B. Fancher, Aliped Steel, 11. A. Blood, J. R. Winslow, Harry Cornwall. Nominations for state senator being declared in order, F. B. Fanchortook the iioorand in a brief, but eloquent speech presonted the name of Hon. B. W. Fuller. Mr. Fancher referred to him as a gentleman who had always been loyal to the interests of the city and county and a man who would sustain Stutsman county's reputation for always send'ng as her representatives men of influence and ability. Mac Sinclair made a good speech in seconding Mr. Fuller's nomi nation and referred neatly to the fact that when Mr. Fuller carried his case to the polk last year ?.lt. Pleasant did not give him a vote, but that his record at Bismarck was such that, this fall, Mt. Pleasant sends her delegate to the cour ty convention to demand his nomination and return to the senate. Both speeches were loudly applauded. Without any waste of words. Fred M. Wanner placed Hon. T. S. Wadsworth's name before the convention and the nominations were closed. On motion of R. E. Wallace the chair appointed J. J. Roper and Jacob Yager as tellers. The roll of precincts was called and a ballot taken for senator with the following result: B. W. Fuller 64 T. S. Wadsworth 24 When the applause that greeted the announcement of this vote had died away, Mr. Fuller was declared the nominee for state senator. The convention then proceeded to the nomination of two representatives. F. W. Holmes nominated A. W. Cunning ham in a brief speech. E. W. Camp pre sented the name of Jas. A. Buchanan and referred to thai, gentleman's claims and emphasized his fitness for the place in a neat and effective speech of five min utes duration. Clinton Wade was nomi nated by C. E. McElroy and T. W. Haugen named W. H. Doughty. A bal lot was proceeded with and resulted in the nomination of A. W. Cunningham. The vote stood. Cunningham 49 Buchanan Wade 9 Doughty 4 Mr. Cunningham was declared the nominee of the convention and the bal loting for the second man was proceeded with. It required three ballots to decide who the lucky man was. The taking of these three ballots was the most exciting period of the whole convention. The first ballot resulted: Buchanan 40 Doughty 34 Wade 13 Cunningham 1 Accordingjto tho rules, a majority was necessary to nominate and. no one hav ing received a majority of all the votes cast, another ballot was proceeded with. The vote stood: Buchnnan 42 Doughty 42 Wado 2 A. W. Kellsy moved lo adjourn until 8 p. m. Lost. Another ballot was taken and it re sulted in the nomination of Mr. Bu chanan. Tho vote was: Buchanan 44 Doughty 41 Wade 1 Cunningham 1 Mr. Buchanan having received a ma jority of all tho votes cast was declared nominated and the convention proceeded to ballot for nominee for county treas urer with the following result: J. J. Nierlitig 24 Geo. H. Woodbury 61 Mr. Woodbury having received a ma jority of all the votes cast was declared, the nominee of the convention. H. A. Blood nominated A. B. Ashley for register of deeds. There being no other nominee A. C. McMillan moved that the secretary be^instructed to cast tho vote of the convention for Mr. Ashley, which motion prevailed and Mr. Ashley was declared nominated. Nominations for county auditor beiDg declared in order A. W. Kelley, W. W. Graves and Jno. F. Vennum were nomi nated. A ballot resulted: Graves 49 Vennum 28 Kelley 9 Mr. Graves' nomination was made unanimous, on motion of Harry Corn wall. Mac Sinclair nominated Jesse A. Frye for states attorney. C. E. McElroy nom inated S. L. Glaspell. The ballot re sulted. J. A. Frye 36 S. L. Glaspell 50 Mr. Glaspell having received a major ity of all the votes cast was declared nominated. J. T. Eager was nominated for sheriff by acclamation. Fernando Nichols and T. F. Branch were nomiuated for clerk of the court. A ballot was taken and resulted in the nomination or Mr. Branch by tho fol lowing vote: Branch 44 Nichols 40 Fredrns Baldwin was nomiuated for county judge by acclamation. F. E. Thorold was nominated for coro ner by acclamation. F. M. Wanner was nominated for coun ty surveyor by acclamation. Geo. H. Purchase, Geo. C. Eager, E. Gleason and N. B. Meriy were nomi nated for justices of the peace by accla mation. A. I. Warren, W. H. Ford, W. H. Downs and Harry Cornwall were nomi nated for constables by acclamation. Mr. Cornwall declined and D. E. Buz zell was nominated in his place. Nominations for county commissioner of the Third commissioner district being declared in order, Anton Fried, H. E. Sunday, W. E. Beaumout and Geo. B. MaKenzie were placed in nomination. A ballot was taken with the following re sult, only the delegates from the Third district voting Sunday Beaumont 8 Fried 14 R. E. Wallace moved that Anton Fried bo nominated by acclamation which motion prevailed and Mr. juried was nominated by acclamation. M. W. Wright was nominated for as sessor of the First commissioner district by acclamation. John Severn was nominated for asses sor of the Second commissioner district by acclamation. O. C. Chri9topherson was nominated for assessor of the Third commissioner district by acclamation. Chairman Boynton appointed the fol lowing county committee for the next two years: F. B. Fancher, chairman and member at large. First ward—Clinton Wade. Second ward—Fred Clark. Third ward—H. A. Blood. Fourth ward—J. J. Roper. Spiritwood station—E. J. Gleason. Spiritwood lake— R. E. Wallace. Mount Pleasant—D. E. Buzzell. Medina—S. G. Guilford. Windsor—J. H. Buckwalter. Eldridge—Harry Cornwall. Ypsilanti—O. S. Franklin. Montpelier—Frank Carley. Mutz—A. B. Ashley. Coiinne—C. W. Fullford. Esler—Geo. McKenzie.. Pingree—W. A. Bartholomew. Sharlow—A. Mclntyre. Strong—Claude Bennitt. Durham—T. J. Young. Melvin—Duncan McCrimmon. Edmunds—H. E. Sunday. Buchanan—Olef Brekke. Iowa—W. A. Beiuimont. Stirton—Thos. Thornton. On motion of F. B. Fancher the con vention adjourned. When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria. When she was a Child, she cried (or Castoria. When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria. When she had Children, she gave them Castoria "It goes right to the spot," said an old gentleman, who found great benefit iu Ayer's Sarsaparilla. He was right. De rangements of the stomach, liver, and kidneys are more speedily remedied by this medicine than by any other. It reaches tht» trouble directly. Are you married? if not. send your ad drees to the American Corresponding Club, P. O. Box 643, Clarksburg W. Va. An engineer Mould like positiou with threshing machine. For particulars ad dress, Edward Thrift, Emery, 11). Kor Sale. One S horse power Miller'"New Model' separator and power for sale on reason able terms. Enquire of J. J. Roper. Autumn KxliibitN. The Northern Pacific railroad company will make exhibits of products in the autumn of 1830, at tho following fairs and expositions: Blue Grass Palace, Creaton, Iowa, August 21st to 30th. Grangers' Picnic, Williams Grove, Pa., August 25th to 30th. Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, Iowa, August 2!Jtli to September 5th. Michigan State Fair, Lansing, Mich., September Sth to 12th. New York State Fair, Syracuse, N. Y., September 11th to 18th. Ohio State Fair, Columbus, O., Sep tember 15th to 20th. Coal Palace, Ottumwa, Iowa, Septem ber 16th to October 12th. Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis, Ind., September 22d to 27th. Illinois State Fair, Peoria, II.'., Sep tember 29th to Octo.ber 3d. St. Louis Fair, St. Louis, Mo., October Gth to 11th. The Northern Pacific railroad company has arranged to make attractive exhibits of samples of the products from the states traversed by the line of road at the above named important industrial fairs and expositions, to be held on the dates specified, in the autumn of 1890. In ad dition to the exhibits referred to, dis play's may be made at several district fairs. The exhibits of products as proposed will be viewed by a large number of visitors at the fairs and expositions, and show the productive capabilities of the belt of country through which the line of the Northern Pacific and its branches pass. Collections of agricultural products from this years' crops are requested to be made, including samples of grain in the straw, native and cultivated grasses, threshed grains and ^seeds, flax, hops, all kinds of vegetables and fruits, and also products of tho dairy, and specimens of minerals, woods, coal, wool and other products raid deliver the same to a Northern Pacific railroad agent, at either of the stations, addressed to "P. B. Groat, general emigration agent, St. Paul, Minn.," and they will be promptly for warded by express. Good samples of the large, fine veget ables grown in the northwestern states attract great attention and show to ad vantage the productiveness of the soil of this belt of country. Each article should be labeled, giving its name, yield per acre, weight per bushel, and other appropriate descrip .ion, and give the name and post otlice address of the producer, so that the parties furnishing material may receive proper credit. Appropriate labels will be forwarded to supply producers with facilities to de scribe the samples of products furnished on application to P. B. Groat, General EmmigratiOii Agent N. P. R. R„ St. Paul. Minn. After use at the expositions the sam ples will be forwarded to various prom inent points in the states east aud south, and in Europe to be placed on perma nent exhibition. Active co-operation on the part of res idents in nssistiug to make creditable displays at the expositions as proposed, .o show to visitors the agricultural, min eral and timber resources of he' great northwest, will be mutually beneficial to all concerned, and any assistance afford ed to further the objects in view will be fully appreciated by the officers of this company. ElcirUlge Notes. F. B. Durand arrived from Rochester, N. Y., last week and will remain some time to look after his farming interests in this section of the county. He was accompanied by his cousin, Dr. Henry S. Durand, who came out to view the coun try and enjoy a few days recreation in depopulating the feathered tribe the vicinity of Jandell's ranch. By fire on C. B. Clark's farm Jas. E. McGlllivray lost thirty-live tons of tim othy and prairie hay. A vigorous fight made by the Eldridge tin bucket brigade saved the barn and dwelling house. At a caucus of the republican voters of this precinct held in the school house on Saturday evening the peoples ticket was unanimously elected a,id although the delegates were uuinstructed tLey pledged themselves to support the most competent men for the various nomi nations at the county convention. There is no telling how much damage the hard frost of Thursday night did to the late wheat and farmers should use every precaution in threshing to keep it separate from the wheat that was in the shock prior to that time, as they well know how it will eflect the grading of the same when they come to make deliv ery. Farmers are well pleased to learn that the North Dakota Elevator company have decided to operate again as public warehouse men. Hugh Bole is adding another labor saving improvement to his already well equipped farm, in the shape of a ten foot Halladay wind mill wLhh is reported to be among the best on the market for general purposes. Hugh intends keep ing abreast of tho times and will have pumping, grinding, churning, sawing, cradle rocking and spanking attachments in connection therewith The many friends of Hon. I). E. Buz zell, the celebrated linguist and rancher of Mount Pleasant, aroused quite an en thusiastic feeling in the breasts of the delegates of the western half of the county to place Dan in nomination for sheriff on the republican ticket at the convention, butJDan earnestly protested, claiming that his large farming and stock operations demanded his undivid ed attention at present, but that at some future time he would only be too glad to accept of the generous impulses of his friends. When asked as to his private opinion of the ticket nominated, said sue was a "loller" and should receive the un biased support of every loyal and patri otic republican voter in the county. Fletcher Ac Estabrook will besrin their threshing operations next week. They have purchased a new separator and will doubtless retain the good reputation they have always had for doing good clean work. Rltekt. "Windsor and Mt. Pleasant Notes." D. F.. Buzzell. Mack Sinclair and O. H. Bennett went down to Jamestown last Monday and returned home Tues day morning rejoicing. Judge Merry has finished harvesting and reports a better crop than he had expected. Mt. Pleasant has two men on the re publican ticket. Good for Mt. Pleasant. Messrs. Buckwalter and Cowan have purchased new threshing outfit and will soon be ready to show their neigh bors how much wheat they have got. Mt. Pleasant still increases in popula tion. Mr. G. Bulch arrived with his wife and family last Saturday from Sioux City, Iowa. He went to Jamestown on Monday and purchased 150 more sheep from Lloyd «fc Hamilton. Rev. Wm, Gimblfett was with us last Sunday and preached a very touching sermon to the memory of Miss Eltna Merry, who died last spring. Tho school house was filled to its utmost capacity, and many times through the discourse tears of sympathy and sorrow fell freely for the bereaved ones. Windsor, Stirton and Mt. Pleasant unite in endorsing the republican ticket nominated in the convention last Mon day It was a glorious victory. Now boys we'll vote our ticket straight Anil elect this triple crew, 1'or Fuller. I'.uchanan and Cunningham Will know just what to do. For once we lay down "party strife'' And let "old"factions' 1 rest: ltepubliean harmony lit'uvcs in view, l'or "Dickey's goat out west.'" Scotch Thistle. Beaver The caucus in the Melvin precinct was well attended Saturday evening. O. Carter and Duncan McCrimmon were chosen as delegates. There has been no Sunday school at the Melvin school house since the light ning of the 11th inst. damaged the build ing. The electrical current shat tered the chimney, then the ceiling underneath, broke up the floor under the middle tier of seats from that end of the house to nearly the other, where it pass ed under the stove into the grouod. It broke the stove and two or three desks. Damage is estimated at S150 insured. J. A. Carter, who has taken charge of one of Chas. Mahoney's threshers, com menced threshing north of Jamestown, Friday. All right Bill! When you get that bo vino into the thills and all else in read iness drive around, we'll write a full de scription. Heavy rain Saturday morning. Frost of Thuri-day left its marks. One carriage ""as seen driving from the caucus large wheels forward. Is that tho style, Dave? Ci.eji. Ypsilanti. Jack frost visited us last Thursday night, doing considerable damage to gardens, etc. It is thought the oats were not injured much. A heavy rain Saturday morning. Potato bugs are numerous. Mr. and Mrs. O.' T. Allen visited in Ypsilanti, Friday. Mr.Doughty, of Iowa, made a Hy ing visit to his people Sunday. Mr. C. Doughty of Jamestown, also came home, making the family circle complete. There will be a watermelon social at the school house next Friday evening, Aug 29. The ladies will "take the cakes." A cordial invitation is extended to all. The jjroceeds will be given to our worthy pastor, who has had very little as yet to compensate for his faithful work in our midst. .cMimituls. It is so rainy that threshing is going on very slowly. H. O. Chambers returned from St. Paul, Tuesday. The N. P. elevator opened on Monday, Mr. Halliday has charge. John Leoboldt went to Pingree on Monday. John has blossomed into a full bloom elevator man and will buy wheat of the sturdy yeomen around Pingree. We bone he will be sure and not fall in love with their pretty daughters. The republican caucus was held on Saturday night at Leondliart and Schiaffino's store. H. E. Sunday was chosen as the delegate from Edmunds. He, with Frank Dodge, drove to James town on Sunday afternoon to attend the convention on Monday. Rio. Our school has commenced again after two weeks vacation. Harvest is about over with. Soon the hum of the threshing machine will be heard. There seems to be quite a num ber of them. A few more days then pity the poor chickens. If any of The Alert force happens out this way hope they will give us a call. We will have some fried chicken. The Rio W. C. T. U. will meet at Mrs. T. J. Jones' on Saturday, Aug. 30. A full attendance is requested as we have special business to transact. Gentlemen cordially invited to tea. The frost of last Thursday is reported to have damaged wheat in some regions of the county. Farmers will do well to carefully investigate their grain and if it is found damaged should follow the ad vice of The Alert's Eldridge corres pondent. He says every precaution should be used to keep frost-bitten wheat separate from wheat that was in the shock before the frost came. The difference in grade on the unfrosted will more than pay for the trouble. "Five years ago I had a constant cougti, night sweats, was greatly reduced in flesh, and had been given up by my phy sicians. I began to take Ayer's Cher ry Pectoral, and after using two bottles of this medicine, was completely cured."'— Anga A. Lewis. Ricard, N. Y. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. I.AND Ol KICK AT l'AKCO. X. 1), I August tilst, 1S00. Notick is hereby uiven that the following named settler lias tiled notice of her intention to make live vear tina! proof in support of her claim and secure tinal entry thereof and that said proof will tie made belorc lion. Koderick Kose indne or in his absence before Theodore K. Uranch clerk of tin- di-trict court at Jamestown, Stutsman county. North Dakota, on Tuehdav, November 4th. i'!), viz K1.1SA liKTll E I'l.Ol'K KN li AC.KN. (fornierlv Klisabethe Kemlen 11. K. No. IT.iK'l fo tlu southeast quarter of sect ion 32 in township t:7, X. of ramie rS, \V. She names the following witnesses to pvnv her continuous resilience upon am! cultivation of. said land, viz: Prosper Naze, .losenh Yillers, Felix Nollet, I,cm Douglass, all of Montpelier, Stutsman county North Dakota. W.\uo \Y. II. S. Trimble. Agent. roTTKH. liegistcr. il'irst publication Aug. '.'S ISflO.j AN OLD PILOT'S REMINISCENCES. What Capt. J. W. Campbell Has to Say About the Upper MiulMippi. Capt. J. W. Campbell, of Fort Madi son, la., a pioneer pilot of the upper Mis sissippi, writes thus about the past and present: "I emerged from the hazel brush in northeast Missouri in 1844 to take a first peep at the wide world be yond. Having been infatuated in early youth with the cat fish and drift log bus iness, it was but natural I should seek a nautical pursuit. Consequently I drift ed on board an upper Mississippi steam boat and began to serve as a cub pilot along shore between St. Louis and Fort Snelling. The first duty of a cub is to designate the difference between fore and aft—larboard and starboard—and •with brains enough to determine if the current of the river runs to the north or south. "He is then permitted to enter the pi lot house and take the wheel, while his senior lights his pipe, and being consti tutionally tired seats himself on an ele vated bench in the rear and looks com placently on. Presently, under the ma nipulation of the verdant cub, the wheel begins to spin from right to left—left to right—hard up and hard down he strikes with his clumsy paws at the revolving wheel with the awkwardness of his ma tured namesake and involuntarily his pedal extremities come in contact with the spokes of the inner circle of the wheel below, thereby illustrating the re sults of centrifugal force by throwing him outside of the pilot house. "But after a few more experiments of a similar kind he becomes more skillful, and with less exertion guides the boat steadily along, and then begins his great est task by learning the shores that he may distinguish unerringly one locality from another in the darkest night, after which lie is directed to observe the fol lowing landmarks: 'Head of Island, Foot of Bend, Cut Bank, Willow Tow head, Big Hollow, High Bluff, Point-no Point, Bead Cottonwood Tree, Tall Syca more,' with many more, all of which by association become indelibly painted upon tho panorama of the mind, and when they are recognized by the cub they become welcomed companions to him in the darkness of the night—a warning sentinel by which he avoids the breakers and reefs ahead. "He is now prepare'! to stand a watch, is no longer dubbed the cub, but is en titled to promotion and receives the cog nomen of 'star gazer.' "It was much harder when I began for one to learn than at present, for the country above Prairie du Chien was un inhabited, except by Indians and a few white traders, but now we have villages and cities from ten to twenty miles apart, with government lights located at every difficult crossing on the river. While on my first voyage I was directed on passing the head of Coon slough to hold her on "Wild Cat bluff, where now nestles beneath its shadows the prosper ous village of Brownsville, and on as cending ten miles farther up we land on the cast side of Prairie La Crosse, con taining then but two houses. The upper one was occupied by a Mr. Mirick, used jointly as a residence and warehouse, and 100 yards below stood a log hut tenanted by a Mr. White, while the bar ren sand banks intermediate were dotted with Winnebago wigwams. "On this bleak and lonely sand prairie of the past we behold at present a mag ical change. The name is abbreviated to plain La Crosse. Instead of two resi dents, we find here now a population of over 30,000 people. We hear the sound of the buzzing saw of mills less than a hundred yards apart for over five miles up and down the river, while in front along the shore are millions upon mill ions of pine lumber and saw logs await ing to be towed down the river to supply the increasing demands of the great southwest. "In place of one solitary steamboat landing here semi-monthly, we see them come and go by the dozen every twenty four hours, for more of them are owned in La Crosse than at any other point be tween St. Louis and St. Paul, and my companions in days of yore, with the fledglings of today, have organized a pilot association herewith over 130mem bers, who question the propriety of the government in appointing an inspectoi whom they deem inexperienced. "Again we are under way, passing upon our left majestic bluffs arising sev eral hundred feet above the water's edge, while upon our right we view for miles in the distance the valley of Black river, whose pine timber has since added mill ions to the wealth of the pioneer settler. After steaming eighteen miles farther up this rock bound mountain shore I ob served pine trees growing upon a ledge of rocks, and oil the the face below was etched the words 'George Cat 1 in.' On viewing again this once familiar name, but by me then almost forgotten, my thoughts reverted quickly back to child hood's happy hours, passed in gathering gcedes along shore for this great Amer ican traveler, an ever welcome guest at the savage wigwam or princely palace. We cross over to the right hand shore, and the valley is in our rear, while in front we behold the greatest curiosity on the Mississippi river, a conical island mountain. 700 feet in height, commonly called 'Mount Strombolo,' but by the early French voyagers La Montaigne que trompe a l'eau."—Chicago Times. Electric Lights in Koine. The electric light is to supersede gas in liome. The motive power will be de rived from the waterfalls at Tivoli, and the station for the distribution of power will be near Porta Pla. Rome does not in this case lose in picturesqueness what it gains in modernization, for the few electric lights already established—as, for instance, on the Quirinal Ilill and iu the Piazza Colonna—lend a singularly new and beautiful aspect to the Eternal City, as seen i:i the evening from ihe neighboring hills of l-'rascati and the other ••Casteili." The spectacle of Rome, with its mighty overhanging cupola, il luminated by the electric light, across Uie wide L'ampagna, wi'J remarkable. -Chicago Herald.