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1 r:'l 1 j'4 1 |F5FW* tfV"' LATEST FROM THE CAPITAL No Material Change in the Sen atorial Situation After two Ballots. Considerable Routine Work Be ing Done in Spite of the Excitement. Pertinent Notes About Men and Measures, by The Alert Scribe. The Scconil Ballot. BISMARCK, Jan. 21. —Special.— The second senatorial ballot resulted as fol lows: Pierce, 18 flunsbrougb, 13 Mil ler, 12 Muir, 9 Ball, 7 Lounsberry, 5 Btimmel, 3 Brown, 1, and McCormack (Dem.), 24. The First Ballot. BISMARCK, Jan. 20.—Special.—Tbe first senatorial ballot resulted 83 follows: McCormack, 23 Pierce, 15 Miller, 12 Hitnsbrough, 11 Ball, 9 Muir, 9 Louns berry, 7 Stimmel, 2 Route, 1 LaMoure, 1 A. (T, Johnson, 1. Both houses have adjourned. Tuesday's Work Reviewed. BISMARCK, Jan. 20. Special. The first senatorial ballot was a good deal of a surprise in the smallness of the Pierce vote, although the senator's friends annoqneed yesterday that he would get but 15 voteB on the first ballot. They claim he will get 5 more tomorrow, and possibly others. They are confident of his ultimate success. The vote for McCorm ack was as agreed upon in the democratic caucus. It was very complimentary to the gentleman, and shows that he stands today in the position of having nine more votes for UnitedStates senator than the highest republican candidate. Hans brough's strength was about as claimed yesterday, although he is said to have made gains today, and expects a large vote tomorrow. The same with Miller's vote. Ball's strength is about as shown. All the candidates, with possibly two or three exceptions, expect reinforcements on the first joint ballot. It is not ex pected that much of a chaoge will be seen on this ballot. In fact the nub of the contest may not be reached this week. After balloting today both houses did considerable business. They will prob ably do the same tomorrow after a ballot or two. At present it is impossible to predict the outcome with accuracy. A good many claim that the situation of last year is duplicated this year. The strongest avowed candidate is not to win, and a deadlock on the remaining candidates can only be broken by the.ad vent of a dark horse. So far such a man has not been named, and such a solution may be only a conjecture. The proba bilities are that the senator will be eboaen from the list now in the race, but the fight is getting warm and more feel ing is being manifested tonight than ever. The lines are now sharply drawn and every man's vote is watched and commented upon not only by the memb ers, but by the lobby. Information, whether trae or false, as to how men stand and who their real preferences are is quite general. Nothing new transpired yesterday ex cept tbe defeat of King Caucus. The Pierce men tried to get a caucus of re publican members, but could only muster 25 signatures to a paper for this purpose so it is said. It required 33 to coll the caucus—that number being a majority of the republican members. The argument against a caucus was that if 47 republicans went into a caucus 24 could dictate to 23. That in the last election no particular senatorial candi date was the choice of the people, but on the contrary the opponents of Pierce claim certainly be was not the choice of a large majority of the party in the state. That if caucus methods ruled, only some 20 legitimate votes for Pierce would be represented and that the wishes of a large majority of the member's constitu ents would be overruled in the matter if they submitted to that plan of nominat ing Mr. Pierce. No other candidate de sired a caucus. The members saw the predicament they would be placed in, and so tbe senatorial fight opens without a caucus of republicans. Hansbrough's men did not want one, neither did Mil ler's, nor Ball's. The democrats alone kept up the party traditions by adher ing firmly to a caucus, and as reported last night decided to vote for M. L. Mc Cormack. They held another meeting today to bind up and strengthen their ranks, and propose to meet every day to talk matters over, and to take advantage of anything that may arise. When it be comes apparent that democrats can no longer gain any thing by a united action y4fMk*j|It firi i'ijiJtmi(ii III, M| ..' "..» ,f they may favor some low tariff republi can, if snch is in tbe field. There are those who claim that the democratic) vote will remain together until the end, but snch is doubted by those best posted. It is said that a grip sack full of boodle arrived Sunday, but that its dis bursement has been a matter of great difficulty, if not danger. There are said to be a half dozen great trusts that are concerned in this election—trusts whoso interests demand favorable national leg islation. Among them are the Standard Oil trust, the Cotton Seed Oil trust, the Sugar Refining trust, besides others less widely known. Railroads, elevators and banks are also charged as taking a hand in the deal. These reports ate rumors, however, that admit of no verification, and the average legislator, or sovereign of the third house, knows nothing of them beyond what he may hear. The kind of a man the people of North Dakota would like to see in the senate, is one who is unmistakably identified with the state,.-socially, politically and finan cially. Ono whose tenure of residence does not depend on his elevation to tbe highest office the gift of the settlers. LEGISLATIVE ROUTINE. Senator McGillivray presented a pe tition to congress for opening to settle ment the Fort Stephenson Indian reservation. Mr. Worst introduced a bill to secure a uniform system of hoe schools. Worst's bill for the parole of prisoners passed the senate. Mr. Miller has a bill compelling railroad companies to make firebreaks and use spark ar restors on all locomotives. A resolution was passed requesting that information be obtained from coun ty commissioners as to the probable ne cessities of the various counties in tbe matter of seed grain, and to obtain from that source the amount needed. Today a bill was introduced fixing minimum price of 5 per cent, appraised value of school lands as the lowest price at which said lands can be. rented. Much of the school land rented last summer only brought a small sum, hundreds of cases not to exceed four or five dollars per annum. The Mandan reform school wants £2,000 for building and mainte nance. A bill was introduced by Bjorgo which gives railroad commissioners authority to regulate transportation and rates also one by Kinter to prevent the mortgaging of growing cropB. Oil In spector Gipson submitted his report. He inspected 6,185 barrels of oil and rejected 126. He says he has beard of no ex plosions during his term of office. Among bills passed were the Grand Forks inde pendent school district bill and the bill authorizing county commissioners to loan money from any surplus fund to any defioit fund. Among the house bills introduced to day was one against selling fire arms to Indians crediting convicts on dimm ition of sentence one on attorneys fees one to pay expenses of contested elec tions one regulating salaries of registers and treasurers. A memorial was intro duced praying congress to improve the navigation of the Red river. The bill re quiring foreign languages to be taught in the Grand Forks university was in definitely postponed. Douglass of Walsh county, desiring a little diversion, introduced aconcurrent resolution which provides that the constitutional conven tion association is granted the section of laud on which the capital buildings now stand, and that tbe said buildings shall be atouce removed to the city of Bis marck. PARAGRAPHIC POINTS. President Spr^gue, so far, is not in it. Senator Fuller voted for the gallant soldier, Col. Lounsberry on the first bal lot today. The boys from Grand Forks county were taking '*a little sun&hin" on Hon. A. G. Johnson's one vote for senator. The betting on the senatorial situation is very light. Scarcely a wager is report ed. The field otfere odds against Sena tor Pierce, but there are no takers. Congressman Hansbrough has received a ruler made from the first American tin manufactured near Chicago. The plant has been started since the McKin ~ey bill became a law. Ole Axvig is growing to be the humor ist of the house—in his wiy* He is now a prohibitionist after years of fruitless struggle with king alcohol. He says there are lots of good fellows here, and "theyall know what they are here for, too." The gatling gun which has been sent to Gov. Burke by the war department, has arrived with its amnnition. The old soldiers gather around the weapon and tell how many they have seen of them before and what destructive shooters they are. County Treasurer Willis of New Rock ford, is again visiting with the solors. He Bays great interest is being manifest ed everywhere in his county over the the legislative and senatorial situation, and that most of the New Rockford citi zens are aw»y on a visit to different parts of the country. The boys say that Senator Fuller took occasion to give his old friend, Augustus Haight, some exceedingly sound political ,v **i«f? \j 1 1 advice the other night. It was so effective and to the point that the gen tleman left on the first train for Lari more and has not yet returned to the scene of conflict. Every train brings additions to the sovereigns, the third house and the lob by. The hotels are crowded and sleep ing room is at a premium. There are more people here than at last year's sen atorial cirous. The lobbies in both houses were full of visitors today, many of them being ladies. Dr. Triplett of Richland, is one of the bright members on the democratic side of the house. He is quite popular with all, and will make a valuable legislator. He is a Virginian, and a practicing phy sician at Wahpeton with scores of friends and a fine business. Snch are the kind of men to send to the legislature. It is said there is a different feeling in the committee in regard to the Wellman Patch contest case. The testimony has all been taken and it' the declarations of the committee and the members of the combine go for anything, justice will be done and Wellman seated. The re port will probably be made Wednesday. Major McLaughlin of Standing Rock, is spending several days in the city. He says all trouble witb the Indians on his reservation is now over. He and Rep resentative Frank Palmer of Fort Totten are old time friends and pioneers and have reviewed the incidents of early days in the territory after a manner mutually satisfactory. Attorney General Spencer rendered an opinion that the legislature bad no au thority to dispose of school lands for any other than school purposes. The bills passed therefore which donate certain school sections to the agricultural col lege, the academy of science at Wah peton and the soldiers home at Lisbon are in the official's opinion clearly un constitutional. A Richland county gentleman said the other day: There is scarcely a lawyer in our county who is not in tbe employ of railroads or corporations. A poor man who has his crops destroyed by fire from a railroad locomotive finds it hard work to get a lawyer to prosecute his case. It is getting to be a serious matter in some places I know of to get any kind of a case in court against a railroad. It is cheaper to hirs all the attorneys of a town than to pay costs and damages. When house bill 20, relating to the practice of pharmacy, came up for pas sage, having been reported favorably from committee on public health, Mr. Kearney opposed the bill. It was a bill, he said, in the interest of tbe druggists only. The law prevents anyone keeping a drug store but a pharmacist who can pass an examination, but such pharma cist mny be absent for months and have his store in the hands of clerks who huve not been examined. He had also known good physicians who could not pass an examination before the state board. The bill passed—48 to 9. Ex-Attorney General Goodwin states that some injustice has been done by the press in criticisms on bis action as an official of the state whose business it was to prosecute infractions of the prohibi tion law. It will be remembered that a few days before the meeting of the legis lature, dispatches were cent out from tbe capital stating that saloon men there had been placed under arrest for selling liquor illegally, but as is well known nothing ever come of the matter. Mr. Goodwin says he began these proceed ings tbe first Tuesday in October, but from one cause or another the matter was delayed in the court until shortly before the legislature met. Mr. Goodwin say8 he was absent from the state a good deal of the time and it was not his fault that earlier action was not taken. Father Perrault of Mandan, was grati fied Sunday by the presence of several state senators in his congregation. Among them was the exemplary countenance of Hon. Jud LaMoure. When the collec tion had been counted it was found that over ®50 had been dropped into the box, contributions being in five and ten dol lar denominations. A number of mem bers who could not attend sent over va rious amounts to make glad the heart of the pastor. Among the other church matters that have claimed recent atten tion from Jnd, is a reminder that he owes a cetain church fund in Pembina county 846. The church people have notified the gentleman that he promised to give them a dollar a vote for every ballot he got in that preciuet at the last election. He received 46. ud says he fail3. to recollect the promise, but if the preacher says it was given that settles it, and the congregation will get the money. Catarrh inColoratlo. I used Ely's Cream Balm for dry ca tarrh. It proved a euro.—B. 1. JV1. Weeks, Denver. Ely's Crdam Balm is especially adapt ed as a remedy for catarrh which is ag gravated by alkaline dust and dry winds. —W. A. Hover, Druggist, Denver. I can recommend Ely's Cream Balm to All sufferers from dry catarrh from per sonal experience.—Michael Herr, Phar macist, Denver. Ely's Cream Balm has cured many cases of catarrh. It is in constant de mand.—Geo. W. Hoy t, Pharmacist, Chey enne. Wy. A Handsome Calendar for 1801, Free. The Chicago, St. Paul fc Kansas City Railway has issued one of the handsom est calendars we have yet seen for 1891. Enolose three cents postage to F. H. Lord, G. P. & T. A., C., St. P. & K. C. Ry., Chicago, 111., and a copy will imme diately be forwarded to your address. The pay car went west today. \'1 Ui JAMESTOWN WEEKLT ALERT. VOL XIV JAMESTOWN, NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY JANUARY 12 1B91 NO 25 1 "V 3 HOME. Cheese-Making to he Resumed at Itio, on a Larger Seale. A .Successful Kutcrtaiiiment Held Tuesday by the Li brary Society. Mr*. Graham Will Itead Her "Notes on a Trip to Alaska." A Flourishing Home Industry. George W. Kurtz, treasurer of the Rio Cheese company,was in the city Tuesday on business looking to the bettor develop ment of the company's trade, and the advancement of the cheese making in dustry iu this county. The company of which Mr. Kurtz is a member was incor porated in July, 1889,witb a capital stock of 82,500. The public generally is familiar with the facts of its organization, work, and success in supplying the local mar ket with a fine articleof ebeese but such facts will bear repetition for the benefit of luu Alert's outside readers. A plant costing 81,000, including site and well, was established last spring an experienced cheese-maker was employed and on the 12th of June last the first product wae turned out. Its quality was equal to any imported from other states, and "Rio" cheese at once became the popular local brand. The plant was only operated two months and a half, however, the past season—owing to the scarcity of cream, and to some doubts as to the success of the experiment. It speaks well then for the enterprise that in so short a time, expenses were met and profits realized toward paying for the plant. This, too, with only 64 of the 250 shares of stock in force. Mr. Kurtz' object now is to dispose of about 30 additional shares, which be an ticipates no difficulty in doing here in Jamestown. He informs Tbe Alert that the contract has been let to Mr. O. C. Cbristopherson of Rio, to manage the factory the coming season It will resume operations May 1st, and run till Oct. 1st —'manufacturing 600 pounds of cheese perday. The plant is of that capacity which will be ample, Mr. Kurtz thinks, for ten years to come. If the gentleman succeeds in selling the number of shares desired, at $10 each, there will be no further doubt of thaking the factory a thorough success. It is conservatively managed has a wide field to supply, and cannot fail to prove a judicious investment to the stock holders, as well as a crreat convenience to North Dakota consumers. A Pleasant fc'ntertainment. The public entertainment given Tues day by the Catholic Library associa tion, at tbflir hall, was well attended and enjoyed by all. The entertainment open ed with a duet, "Holy Mother Guide his Footsteps," which was very beautifully rendered by Miss Lena Bellivou and Mrs. Chas. Klaus. This was followed by A. Blewett with a paper on Andrew Jackson. Next came a solo, "O, Fond Dove," by Chas. Klaus, which was well received. A paper entitled "Some of the Beauties of the Protective Policy," by D. C. Sheehan and A. Blewett, came next on the program. It was almost, a paper from a democratic standpoint, and the attention of the Spiritual Director was especially called to it—also the at tention of Messrs. Harrison, Reed and McKinley. Mr. Lydon read an instruc tive lesson, and Father Brennan read a very able paper on Political Science, which he claimed he found witti tbe in itials M. H. S. signed to it. This paper showed great care and study and was well received. Father Brennan also said he had found another paper —a speech delivered by M. H. Schmitz last fall during the political campaign and it brought down the house. The ex ercises closed with a quartette, "Mar gueritte," which was sung by Miss Belli vou, Mrs. Chas.Klaus, and Messrs. Klaus and Blewett. Mrs. Belle Klaus presided at the organ with her accustomed skill, and added much to the enjoyment of the meeting. The exercisz were necossarily short, ow ing to the al$^ nee of BishopShanley,who was on the program for a discourse, but was called out of town. The president desires in behalf of the association to thank the audience for their presence and encoruagement, and specially to thank Mrs. Belle Klaus, Mrs. Chits. Klaus and Miss Lena Bellivou for their valuable assistance. Mrs. Graham to be Present. A meeting of the Stutsman County W. C. T. U. is announced for next Thursday, the 22nd inst. An all day's session will be held, and in tbe evening, at the Pres byterian church, Mrs. J. M. Graham of St. Paul, will read her "Notes on the Atlanta Convention." Mrs. Graham has also kindly consented to give a public reading on Friday even ing, at the same place, for the benefit of the W. C. T. U. The lady's "Notes on a Trip to Alaska," will constitute the sub ject, and her famous powers as an elocu tionist furnish a sufficient guarantee that there will be a large audience, and that all will be interested, instructed and highly pleased. She has travelled ex tensively of late, and having been a care ful observer, is prepared to speak intelli gently of the manifold scenes and inci dents of her journeyings. Many old friends of Mrs. Graham in 1-*** Jamestown await her visit witb pleasure, and congratulate the local union on se curing the gratuitous services of such an accomplished and charming temperance worker. They can be Depended on. Bismarck Settler: The Indian scare in Bottineau and Rolette counties has shown that the state militia can be de pended on, even though it has for over a year been without any substantial en couragement from the state. Every company in the First regiment reported ready for the field and even began re cruiting in the faca of probable service in the middle of January. The militi.. received pretty hard treatment at the hands of the last legislature, and the sequel proves that they did not deserve it. The very men that did the most to destroy the militia organization were the first to appeal for its aid when danger was threatened, and the boys were ready and willing to go, although they knew there was no appropriation either for their expenses or pay. The citizen soldiery deserve something handsoa.e from the legislature now in session and everything indicates that they will be given fair treatment. Those "BlooUy" Massacres. Lisbon Star: The other day the post master received a letter from a town in Indiana making inquiries about a young man formerly of that place who went west to grow up with the country. The last bis friends beard of him he was in Ransom county, and they recently heard that he had been killed by Indians near here, and, as the letter stated, "hie parents are nearly distracted." If any one knows of a young man by the name of Smith who fell a victim in any of the bloody Indian massacres which recently took place near Lisbon, they will confer a favor by reporting the same at once. Catholic Library Society. The members of the St. James Catholio Library society held a very interesting meeting at their hall, Tuesday evening a brief notice of which was given in The Alert yesterday. It is now learned that the following officers were elected at the meeting: M. H. Schmitz, president P. Blewett, vice president A. Blewett, recording sec retary Chas. A. Klaus, financial secreta ry D. E. Hughes, treasurer J. P. Fitz gerald, librarian G. A. Lieber, A. J. To metz, D. C. Sheehan and John Stariha, library committee, Beaver Brevities. Wolves are still troublesome. W. T. Melvin and Grundy & Long have each lost a few head of sheep lately by their depredations. It is hoped that the bounty will be quite an encouragement for hunters to exterminate this pest. The man who said "we are not going to have any winter this summer" has hit the nail on the head. The grass is act ually sending np its green shoots. No scabs on the Beaver! Anyone dis posed to view clean, healthy, well-wooled sheep let him visit any band in this vi cinity. CLEM. For the Alert. Innisfaii. (Bv Sheefro.) What m:l is ever fair to view. To iod and to His mandates true, Which foreign foe could ne'er subdue Nor tyrant lord successful woo? ?Tis Innisfaii, loved Innisfaii,— Land of the brave uiieonquered Gael, Where Patrick's faith shall never fail And Satan's powers in vainassail. What land was rich and proud and great. And free, ere freedom's alphabet Was lisped by any other state. Wpst or the far famed Golden Gate? 'Tig Innisfaii, 'tis Innisfaii, Land of the fierce and warlike Gael. Where Patrick's faith shall never fail And Satan's |owers iu vain assail. What land defied the Roman's might, The northmen slew in gallant fight, And held the torch of science bright Aloft through Europe's darkest night? 'Tis Innisfaii, 'tis Innisfaii, Home of the pure, enlightened Gael. Where Patrick's failh shall never fail. And Satan's powers in vain assail. What land in emerald robes arrayed, A fearless heart and soul displayed, A home lor love and valor made And truth to both its homage paid? 'Tis Innisfaii. 'tis Innisfaii, Home of the pure and vinuous Gael, Where Patrick's faith shall never fail And Satan's powers iu vain assail. What land has novel' bent the knee. To royal lust and tyranny And torce and fraud ami treachery All failed to shake its constancy'.' 'Tis Innisfaii, 'tis Innisfaii, Home of the brave unbending Gael. Where Patrick's faith shall never fail And Satan's (lowers in vain assail. Which is that persecuted land Whose language, laws and faith arc banned: Whose castles, towns and templesi rand. Kail neatli the spoiler's iron hand? Tis Innisfaii, 'tis Innisfaii, Home of the persecuted Gael 1 see her cheeks, grow wan and pale 1 hear her agonizing wail! What land is this a foreign horde Lays waste with famine, lire and sword? Its right to live now seems ignored. Or scarce remembered by the Lord! 'Tis Innisfaii, poor Innisfaii, Land of the starved and hunted Gael: I see her cheeks grow wan and pale 1 hear her agonizing wail! What land has ever nobly stood Resisting everv servitude, Whose blinding tears and purest blood In every age for freedom flowed? 'Tis Innisfaii, brave Innisfaii, Land of the stout unflinching Gael Whose heart and hand could never quail Before the tyrants' steel wrought mail. What country bids her sons unite Once more her many wrongs to right, And to the end unyielding tight With pike andeun and dynamite? 'Tis.Innisfaii. brave Innisfaii. Heine of the hopeful, conquering Gael Whose heart and hand shall never quail Whose fight for freedom can not fail, .lamestown, N. .lan. '91. 1 4 1 *, 1 (.'oiuU-iiMutioiiH of Personal and General Interest Sent in by Itfjiorters, At Medina, Beaver, Itio and Other Points. Miss Lizzie Miner arrived here from St. Paul a few days since and will com mence teaching school in Ben Camp bell's bouse. It was reported some time ago that cer ain bands of sheep in this vicinity were troubled witb the scab, but upon examination it proved to be nothing of tbe kind. The stockholders of the Bio cheese factory held a meeting here Monday. O. C. Christopherson was elected manager for the coming year. There will be an other meeting a week from Monday when everything will be put into shape for to start up early in the spring. Medina Notes. John Ahrens went to Jamestown Sun day. Wm. Buck water of Windsor, has been doing Medina a couple of days. John Hayes of the Northern Pacific, and John Clobets of Tappen, were visit ing with A. J. Hill last week. George Nash of Alsop, drove up his high headed team Sunday. Mr. Russell of Steele, passed through town last week en route to his sheep ranches north and south of Cleveland. Sunday a number of the ladies were out with their ponies and side-saddles, enjoying the Dakota beautiful. P. McNulty and Henry Fahl were driving their flyers up and down main street Sunday. At the school meeting Tuesday P. Mc Nulty was appointed clerk, and salaries for teachers for the coming season were placed for second grade 835, and first grade $40. GABHIEL. Filigree Point*. Fine weather now. Preaching next Sunday at 3 p. m. F. M. Wanner took a trip to James town on Tuesday. Mrs. Nichols and Miss Edith Wanner go to Jamestown today on business for the W. C. T. U. Miss Letitia Sampson spent a few days in Edmunds last week. Mrs. Sam Faucett of Melville, was the guest of Mrs. Sampson the first of the week. John Eidon and bis "best", spent Sun day over oast. There is to be a dance in the depot Friday night of this week, au.i an oyster supper at the entertainment-. Everyone invited. Schillen Lovett was very sick the past week lint is much better now. Fred Plowe is visiting friends around Pingree, he hail? from Jamestown, or thereabout. For Over Fifty Years. AIr?. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children teething, is the prescription of one of the best female nurses and phy sicians in the United States, and has been used for over fifty years with never failing success by millions of mother for their children. During the process of teething its value is incalculable. It relieves the child from pain, cures dys entery and diarrhoea, griping in the bowels, and wind-colic. By giving health to the child it rests the mother. Pnc» 25c a bottle. Piles! Piles! Itching Piles. Symptoms—Moisture intense itching and stinging most at night worse by scratching. If allowed to continue tumors form, which often bleed and ul cerate, becoming very sore. Swayne's Ointment stops the itching and bleed ing, heals ulceration, and in most cases removes the tumors. At druggists, or by mail, for 50 cents. Dr. S wayne & Son, Philadelphia. Ihi ,• 1! »....*. cm a Vft *i »f 'i *j. CORRESPONDENTS' CORNER. News of the Several Stutsman County Neighborhood* for the Week. Filigree, Loeal Beaver Brevities. The rumor which gained such wide circulation regarding two of our citizens being shot, had so little foundution a mite couldn't rest on it. Henry Sharlow, upon hearing the account, left his well digging and struck out for Jim's ranch in hot naste. There he fonnd his brother enjoying his usual good health, not hav ing been away from home for some time. There were horses strayed which one or both of the victims were inquiring for, which is about the only fact we can learn of in the case. Ed. Wood has gone to Oregon, where a job of work awaits him. Knud Vig has returned from a visit to his little children at Cheyenne. He re ports less snow north than here less burnt prairie, and that many are letting their stock run without shelter. He r-WW"•'" V? ,f A ,J ''/flsiffi sayB the settlers are feeling no apprehensions of the Devil Lake Indians becoming hostile. Gearge Gaboon has added a herding pony to his stock. Says he was obliged to get something more to feed or he would never be rid of the provender he has on hand. CLEM. Rio. Mabel Brekee is reported quite ill. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Jones spent Sun day in Jamestown. M. E. Farnsworth has purohased the Frank Dowd farm one mile north of the station and now has 320 acres of land. Annie Thompson leaves Thursday for Piugree to spend the remainder of the winter with her parents.