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0AILY(EXCEPT SUNDAY) it WEEKLY
W. B. KELLOGG.
THE merits of the stock range of west­
ern and central North Dakota, are scarce*
]y realized by anybody who has not
given the matter personal investiga­
tion. The people of the state are almost
as ignorant or unappreciative of the
great wealth that exists in the grass of
these plains, as those who do not reside
here. No-th Dakota is one grand grass
country and grass means fat stock and
fat stock meane cold rash in hand to
owners thereof.
To a person familiar with the scanty
growth of grass in many of the southern
Btates, and to the limited grass area of
the eastern and middle states, the heavy
green grasses of North Dakota, seem
veritable gold fields—only lacking the
transmuting presence of cattle, horses
and sheep to turn the soft green 'odder
into yellow piles of gold coin. In the
south the native stock of cattle is poor,
Bcrubby and unlit for beef. The cattle
range through the woods, and keep their
skeleton forma together by browsing on
leaves of trees, on bushes and weeds.
Nutritious grass is almost totally want­
ing. Stock is turned out to find any
kind of sustenance and to breed indis­
criminately. The man knows his cow or
steer by the cow-bell, rather than brands
or other marks. "Chicago prime beef" is
the staple article of every hotel that pre­
tends to excellence, and is the most ex­
pensive attraction the hotel man has to
give his guests. Beefsteaks, mutton
chops, spring lamb, roast beef, are
shipped all over the south and east, to
thousands of points, in refrigerating
boxes and cars, by the wholesale packers
of Chicago, New York, Kansas City and
St. Louis. The prices obtained for high
grade quality of beef and mutton are
getting higher each month, and are at
present very lucrative to both stockman
and packer. The demand for good beef
is on the increase, and the supply is
largely out of proportoin to the demand.
North Dakota is just beginning to at­
tract attention as a region to profitably
raise cattle and sheep for the market,
which now demands a better article of
meat than formerly. Large stockmen are
driving their young cattle over into the
Dakotas, from the more scanty ranges of
the mountain valleys and river bottoms
of the Rocky mountain country. It is
said that 100,000 cattle have wintered
this year between the Black Hills and
the Missouri river without any shelter
whatever. The buffalo and bunch grasses
mature before frost injuries them, and
retain nutriment exceeding that of hay.
Stock fed on these grasses become very
fat, the meat solid and compact, and
ought to bring the best prices on the mar­
ket.The advantages of good breeding are
nowhere greater needed than here
Blooded stock soon pay for themselves.
Stockmen of South Dakota estimate
that 100,000 head of cattle will be shipped
to market from that state this year,
which is over half as many as Montana
expects to market. North Dakota is just
awakening to the prospects of almost
unlimited wealth that lie in the millions
of acres of nutritious grass that cover
her prairies.
THE Nebraska legislature passed a law
at its last session
similar
to one the late
North Dakota legislature repealed,which
made all elevators of this state handling
grain for a proSt public warehouses.
For the protection of farmers the right
to do this has been declared plain, while
the necessity for such a law can not be
questioned. The Nebraska legislature
have deemed it good enough to go on
the statute books of that state.
In addition to this law, Nebraska
farmers are moving to help themselves in
another way. They have felt the great
losses of inadequate protection in mar­
keting their grain. Th6re is a big crop
coming on and if reports are true the
farmers of Nebraska are going to save
the profits for themselves instead of
donating them to the grain buying
monopoly, Instead of rushing it on a
declining market, which always occurs at
harvest, the alliance grain men assert
that a great deal of the crop will go into
alliance elevators and remain there until
prices have advanced. Grading will be
similiar to that of Chicago or Minneapo­
lis. Money will be advanced on grain in
store, the same as by the syndicate grain
buyers, and the needy farmer thus
helped to help himself. A large number
of alliance elevators and warehouses
have been built the past year, and rail­
roads that were preparing to send cars to
the state to transport the anticipated
rush of wheat iato the possession of
millionaire speculators, are discovering
that most of the cars will not be needed.
Nebraska is a thickly nettled state and
the people are strong enough to protect
themselves. North Dakota's smaller
population has not yet been able to do
this, but will at no distant date.
THE Ohio republicans will nominate
and elect Major McKinley governor.
The McKinley bill itself will elect as
governor of Ohio not only McKinley,
but any good man the republicans might
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In accepting the nomination of gover­
nor, Major MoKinley outlined the repub­
lican campaign in the Buckeye state.
The first thing they would try to do will
be the election of a legislature to re
district the state upon the basis of the
the last census. The democrats have
secured a grossly unfair Dolitical appor­
tionment of Ohio, and the republicans
are going to right it. The election of a
United States senator from the same leg­
islature is another important factor in
the campaign. It will be a lively one no
doubt.
IN the state of Massachusetts there
are nearly 1500 abandoned farms,
on over
half of which there are buildings. The
estimated market value of such vacated
lands is from 82 to 8140 per acre, al­
though it is difficult for a western man
to understand how an abandoned farm
can have any market value. The statis­
tician reports that there are but two
counties in the state without abandoned
farms.
These farms a few years ago sustained
families and produced their proportion
of the wealth of the state. The land
has given out, the old hom« has been
broken up, and the occupants who were
able to work have drifted into other oc­
cupations or moved to the cheap and
fertile lands of the west. The situation
in Massachusetts is only that of the
other New England states. Arable
land is getting into a more limited area
each year. Land values in the United
States have reached the lowest point in
their history. It is a3 certain that the
rich stock grazing and agricultural lands
of the west and northwest will steadily
increase in value as there is increasing
population in this country and in the
world, for consumption of food products.
IT is a mighty country that can spare
from its own coffers $60,000,000 in gold
to loan to other nations to adjust their
unsettled balances. That is what the
United States has done, however, this
year. Our bonds held by foreigners
have been sent to this country and gold
returned for them. Not that there is
anything wrong with the securities, but
European speculations in wild cat South
American, and South African schemes
have turned out so disastrously that
ready cash must be raised from &ome
source to supply the losses. In a short
time this gold will be coming back to
America for wheat, corn, potatoes, meat
and other food products. Crops are light
in Europe this year and the United
States will have to furnish more than
the usual quota to help feed the millions
across the ocean. Steamship companies
have had their vessels engaged for sever­
al months to move the crops from Amer­
ica, already ordered by foreign houses.
The farmers occupation has its ups and
downs like any other business, but it
begins to look as if it was his turn to be
on top now.
IT seems that the governor has not
yet succeeded in getting the commis­
sioner of agriculture to remove to Bis­
marck. The Grand Forks Herald inti­
mates that the removal will not be made
until the commissioner gets good and
ready. "The clerk stays, and the office
will go to Bismarck as soon as the pres­
sure of work makes the removal conven­
ient—just as it would if the governor
had not made his break of May 29th"
says the Herald.
Governor Burke staited out to bring
the commissioner of agriculture to the
capital where the office belongs, and the
people of the state will watch with inter­
est the result of the undertaking. Com­
missioner Helgesen has gained his points
so far in the controversy. He retains
his clerk, and still keeps the office at
Grand Forks.
THE Bottineau Pioneer feeling the
accelerating impulses of patriotic en­
thusiasm increase as the great festal day
approaches, urges the town to have a
celebration. The Pioneer exclaims:
We allowed the Fourth of July, 1890,
to pass with no celebration in Bottineau.
Shall history repeat itself this year? A
A thousand times no! It was a proud
thing to be a Roman in the days when
Rome was mistress of the world, but
there was never since history began, so
proud a citizenship as ours. We area
mixed people here, by birth, but not in
sentiment. Let us join in fostering that
noble, lojal spirit by appropriate cele­
bration of our country's real birthday.
We do not advocate this on the low
plane of financial benefit to the town,
but on the high plane of patriotism. If
others do not feel as we do about this it
is nobody's business, but let us celebrate
nevertheless.
RAMSEY couftty juries are no more in­
clined to agree than the politicians. The
evidence in the murder trial of the state
against Agnes Baldwin appeared to be
plain enongh for any jury to do its duty
—either by conviction of the crime, or
acquittal on the grounds of insanity.
But a wrangle of greater importance, on
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nominate. In Ohio, however, the per­
sonal enthusiasm for William McKinley
will be a pleasant and meritorious inci­
dent in the campaign.
Ohio promises for various reasons to
be the center of political interest this
year. The state discussions of the new
tariff law will be read all over the
country, and a great deal of public sen­
timent made thereby. Public sentiment
comes from education and discovery of
new facts. The republicans of Ohio have
leaders of national reputation to present
these matters in the clearest and best
light to the voters of ths state and the
country as well.
W^^W^WWWrTWWC JHfTlfiWWWBMiaiB SWVTOSTOW5,
religious matters, personal to the jury­
men ooourred, and the verdiot was that
the jury disagree. Anew trial, addi­
tional expense, and farther publicity of
the brutal affair will follow this unfor­
tunate neglect of the jury. The average
jury trial has come to be a matter of pre­
judice and unfairness, instead of a com­
mon sense interpretation of the law, and
awarding of justice.
NATUKE cannot be said to be impartial
in the bestowal of her favors, but she
"takes a tumble to herself" once in a
while and tries to even things up. It is
a noteworthy fact that the crop pros­
pects this year are best where for several
years past the yield has been the lightest.
In Ramsey county, where several failures
had greatly discouraged settlers, there is
a crop prospect now, that is a delight to
the eye. In Sargent county they have
the best outlook they have ever had, and
from up and down the James River val­
ley similar reports are constantly com­
ing in. Red River valley people claim
to be well satisfied with their prospects
but they are "not in it" compared with
the Jim valley.
THE North Dakota state dairymen
meet in their first annual association in
Grand Forks the 25 and 26tb in at. The
topics for discussion comprise important
auxiliaries to dairying, such as possibili­
ties of sheep raising, the grasses of North
Dakota,the raising of horses, cattle foods,
principles of breeding, permanent past­
ures, etc. The auxiliaries seem to be as
worthy of attention as the main object
of the association. The meeting ought
to be well attended and its discussion
given all possible publicity.
THE most common source of complaint
which the railroad commissioners appear
to have met in their tour of the state, is
the absence of platforms for loading
gram. Farmers want this privilege and
whenever a sufficient number petition
properly and have a good case it is believ
ed the railroads will be inclined to erect
the necessary platforms. At least the
Northern Pacific has shown a disposi­
tion to aid the farmers in this matter.
LIEUTENANT PATTON, of the United
States army, who is making the tour of
the state with a gatling gnn teaching
the militia idea how to shoot, is conduct
lag a harmless little razzle-dazzle. The
state, however, pays for the education.
If the gun could be turned on the
gophers or grasshoppers, the farmers at
least would think the performance fully
as useful. But then it would not be so
ornamental.
IT is reported that Editor Falley of
the Wahpeton Globe, has recently struck
it rich in Montana mining stock, having
secured some time ago, at a pittance, a
big block of stock that is now paying
handsome dividends. The genial heavy,
weight's friends will rejoice in his good
lack and wish that the dividends may
constantly grow larger and more nu
merous.
THE postoffice department has decided
that free deliyery in Hillsboro, North
Dakota can not be made to pay, and after
the 30th inst. the experiment will be dis
continued. The department was trying
to determine whether free delivery, with
oat extra appropriations, could be given
to people in towns of about 1,000 inhabi­
tants. The result is not what was hoped.
A NEW YORK publisher is said to have
refused to publish a recently completed
novel of Amelia Rives Chandler, because
it "goes further" than "The Quick and
the Dead." That refusal should be a
good advertisement for Amelia. Now if
the postoffice authorities should refuse
the book admission to the mails its
financial success would be assured.
WHAT that class of monomaniacs
called relic-hunters will not do to gratify
their mania is yet un thought of. Sitting
Bull's horse was taken east a few days
ago by an eastern amusement-caterer
and during the short stop at Mandan a
young crank in that city cut off the
equine's tail. He explains that he wanted
it for a relic.
THERE is a chance for some enterpris­
ing officer or detective to make 81,000.
Two weeks ago J. H. Shaw, a Steele
county farmer was found dead in his
bouse. Steele county authorities offer
8750 for the arrest and conviction of the
murderer and the state has offered an
additional reward of 9250.
THE Fargo Republican strikes it right
when it says: "Yes, the Red river valley
is pleased with the crop outlook, but
doesn't draw the line at the valley. The
prospects for the state, as a whole, are
grand—that's what pleases all Dakotans.
Let there be no slopes, no valleys—but
North Dakota.
ON a par with those democrats in the
Bouth who still vote for Andy Jackson,
are the democratic senators of Connecti­
cut. Last week they voted a man into
office who had been dead many weeks.
Dead men draw no pay, and there may
be some merit in the performance, after
all.
A BRAINERD man
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invented a sheep
shearing machine, the motive power of
which is compressed air under (pressure
of forty pounds to the square inch. The
inventor claims that its use in a large
band of sheep will save enough wool in
a single clip to pay for the machine.
THE divinity that will hedge the next
«reHRHS0b9»ffiV«ttMK]l,n 5 1"
king of England, if he be the present
Prince of Wales, will be of a badly shat­
tered and battered character. Nobody
can ever be sure enough king, who can
not prevent his subjects from having fun
with him.
PROFESSOR MERKIFIELD, who has juBt
been elected president of the state uni­
versity at Grand Forks, haB occupied the
chair of ancient languages at that insti­
tution since 1881. The choice is said to
be generally satisfactory.
THAT Dakota people are great sight­
seers is abundantly proven by the fact
that there were 15,000 tournament visit­
ors in Fargo Thursday. The few events
in this state which call people together
are always well attended.
THE Plankinton Mutual Hail Insur­
ance company can not do business in this
stato says the commissioner of insurance.
Agents soliciting business are notified
accordingly.
THE old time faith ID the value of their
lands it no where stronger than with the
North Dakota settlers themselves. This
year the people are again beginning to
break sod.
Iiive State Topics.
Speaking of the removal of Commis­
sioner Helgesen's clerk, the Ward
County Reporter plainly says: "It looks
like apiece of spite work on the part of
those who seem to control the governor.
There is no more conscientious or hard­
working official on the state machinery
than Scott. We know whereof we speak,
having been intimately associated with
him for years. We hope peace will reign
at the capitol and every official be com­
pelled to live up to the constitution of
the great state of North Dakota."
Dunseith Herald: Our government
pays out a nreat deal of money for sup­
port of its Indian wards. That's our
money, the people's money. We, the
people raise it. We pay it willingly for
the maintenance of American Indians,
but we kick when it is squandered on
Canadian breeds. If the agent would
eliminate those barnacles from his roll,
the Turtle mountain reservation wouldn't
be the imposition that it is.
Fargo Republican: They are at it
early. The Superior Telegram estimates
the coming crop in the Dakotas at 75,
000,COO. Tnere may be that, or even
more, and there may be not one-third
that amount. It is the sheerest non­
sense to attempt to make figures at this
early day. The time to "figure" is when
the crop is in the granary.
Minnewaukan will celebrate the Fourth
in style. The Sittings says that one of
events of the day will be the presence of
the Fort Totten Indians whom Agent
Waugh has kindly consented to send
over, and who will kill, roast, and feast
upon an ox furnished by the citizens.
Remarkable Rescue.
Mrs. Michael Curtain, Plainfield, 111.,
makes the statement that she caught
cold, settled on her lungs she was treat­
ed for a month by her family physician,
but grew worse. He told her she was a
Hopeless victim of consumption and that
no medicine could cure her. Her drug­
gist suggested Dr. King's New Discovery
for consumption she bought a bottle and
to her delight found herself benefitted
from first dose. She continued its use
and after taking ten bottles, found her­
self sound and well, now does her own
housework and is as well as she ever was.
—Free trial bottles of this Great Discov
ery at Baldwin & Smith's drug store,
large bottles 50c. and 81.00.
Happy Hooslers.
Wm. Timmons, postmaster of Idaville,
lnd., writes: "Electric Bitters has done
more for me than all other medicines
combined, for that bad feeling arising
from kidney and liver trouble." John
Leslie, farmer and stockman, of same
place, sayB: "Find Electric Bitters to be
the best kidney and liver medicine, made
me feel like a new man." J. W. Gardner,
hardware merchant, same town, says:
Electic Bitters is just the thing for a
man who is all run down and don't care
whether he lives or dies he found new
strength, good appetite and felt just like
he had anew lease on life. Only 50c. a
bottle, at Baldwin & Smith's drugstore.
BucklenN Arnica Salve
The Best Salve in the world for Cuts
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever
Sores, Tetter,
Chapped Hands,
Chilblains
Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and posi­
tively cures Piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction,
or money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale by Baldwin & Smith.
How well we remember grandmother's
attic, so fragrant with medicinal roots
and herbs! Poor old soul, how precious
they seemed to her! And vtt, one bottle
of Ayer's Sareaparilla would do more
good than her whole collection of
"yarbs."
Cleanse the scalp from scurf and dand­
ruff keep the hair soft and of a natural
color by the use of Hall's Vegetable Sic­
ilian Hair itenewer.
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NOT ENTIRELY DESIRABLE.
Manitobu Country Wlileli lias
lSeen Pictured UNAhe Farm­
er* Ultima Tlmle.
Itev. J. 1. Whitelaw Gives Some
Additional Views in tlie Un­
itarian DiftHCUNNiOU.
Hoppers Without Wings. A
Jamestown Boy Brings
Home his Bride.
Returned from Manitoba,
Talcott Goodrich, one of the Stutsman
county men who went into Manitoba to
Unk over the country returned Tues­
day. He said he found crop prospects
gojd there, the same as here. He went
to Winnipeg and from thence west to
the mountains. Ha also went north 250
miles from the main line of the C. P. R.
R. The country is not thickly settled
and he found people of all kinds of opin­
ions—some satisfied, Others not. Within
fifty miles of the mountains the preva­
lence of frosts have made agriculture a
precarious pursuit. There are patches
of trees, and open prairie which seemed
to strike Mr. Goodrich as very desirable
to have for a change. He picked wild
strawberries and found any quantity of
them. He has not decided whether be
wants to move up into' Manitoba or uot.
He was absent about sis weeks.
As to Unitarians Again,
Mr. Chapman, my Dear Sir: In your
article of Tuesday, in The Alert, you do
not seem to have apprehended the point
at issue. I was endeavoring to show
that lowering the standards of faith of a
church did not tend to build it up in
membership. In support of the position
I cited tho Unitarian church as an ex­
ample with others, and gave the mem­
bership of that body as 20,000. I said
furthermore that it would be claimed
that this number was too Small because
there were those who were Unitarians
and yet not members of that church.
And while this might be true of the
Unitarian church it was also true of
other churches and would make their
numbers also, larger than the figures
quoted. Now since you have seen fit to
go into print with this matter and accuse
me of misrepresentation, ignorantly or
otherwise, you may set the matter right
by publishing the actual enrollment of
the Unitarian body as a body in the
United States. Do not give estimates or
"presumes," but the actual figures. You
might give the number year by year for
say, ten years, beginning with 1880.
This Bhould settle also the question of
growth if we keep in mind the constant
increase in population in our country.
You claim that "evangelical people"
ask and receive financial help from Cni
tarians. This shows, surely, that Unita­
rians have faith in the good done by
those "people" and being an intelligent
body could not be imposed upon and
would not knowingly support an evil
cause.
Yon claim many other good things for
Unitarians, but since ihose were not dis­
puted by me they need no reply.
One other point only requires notice.
You give as one great reason, why more
do not attend Unitarian churches, the
liberality of many orthodox ministers. I
quite agree with you here. Orthodox
churches are liberal churches. They
preach salvation through Christ to all
men who will accept of it hence their
rapid growth. All Congregational min­
isters, at least, are or ought to be as lib­
eral as this.Tbe scriptures of the old and
new testaments are "the authoritative
standards" for their teaching and con­
duct. All creeds must be sustained by
the word of God to be of value with us.
But the term liberal is a much abused
one and often misunderstood. I fear
you do not apprehend it in regard to
Congregationalism. I have attended
councils for the examination of men for
the ministry in our church in Iowa,
Chicago, 111., Wisconsin and even one in
North Dakota and every one so examined
and ordained stood unequivocally upon
the statement ot doctrine read in your
hearing a short time ago in our church
in Jamestown and not a minister nor
delegate present raised a voice io protest.
From this it would appeur that Congre­
gation alits believe some things..
I believe furthermore that Unitarinns
will get their reward for every rood deed
they have done or may do, if not here,
hereafter. But while they are here they
will always be welcome to the services of
the Congregational church. Most sin­
cerely yours. J. D. WHITELAW.
Wingless and Harmless.
The latest grasshopper information is
from Prof. Waldron of th« agricultural
college, who has gone to investigate the
situation in the Red river valley. The
hoppers have been located in two places
in Grnnd Forks county. Prof. Waldron
reports that the hoppers are as yet wing­
less and practically harmless for the time
being, and if they can be destroyed im-
Children Cry
For PITCHER'S
A Practically Perfect Preparation for Children's Complaints.
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Headache
Usually results from a deranged stomach or
a sluggish liver. In either case, an aperient
Is needed. Ayer's rills, the mildest and
most rellablo cathartic in use, correct all
Irregularities of tlio stomach, liver, and
bowels, and, in a brief time, relieve the
most distressing headache. These pills are
highly recommended by tlio profession, and
the demand for tliem Is universal.
"I have been afflicted, for years, with
headache and Indigestion, and though I
spent nearly a fortune in medicines, I never
found any relief until I began to take Ayer's
Fills. Six bottlos of these Vills completely
cured me." Benjamin Harper, Plymouth,
Montserrat, W. I.
"A long sufferer from headache, I was
CURED BY
two boxes of Ayer's Pills." femma Keyej.
Ilubbardston, Mass.
"For.the cure of headache, Ayer's
Brings Home a Bride,
Edward Gallagher, one of the old
time Northern Pacific conductors, sur­
prised his friends unci acquaintances to­
day by bringing home from Minneapolis
a lovely bride. The lady who is now
Mrs. Gallagher was Miss Maggie Calla­
han, and tho marriage ceremony was
performed yesterday at. South Minne­
apolis in the ilo'y Rosarv church at 9
o'clock in the morning, in the presence
of many frieuds of the contracting
parties. The groom was occupied the
greater portion of the day in receiving
the congratulations of his numerous
friends here. Mr. and Mrs. Gallagher
will begin housekeeping on Seventh
avenue.
la tt* XaaM *rtke Prtykct,
Ip! cry the venders of the fruit in Con­
stantinople. Certainly a "great cry over a
little wool." Scarcely lest foellsb the
practice of those who fly to vlotent physle
Ing for eesttvenesa. They deae themselves
violently, weaken their bowels by so doing,
and disable them from acting regularly, so
that, verily, the last condition of such people
Is worse thaa the lint. Hostetter'e Stomach
Bitters Is the eafe and effective substitute
for such vast expedients. But no, let us not
call them expedients, for It is by no means
expedient to nse Mem. What js seeded to a
Kram
ntle but thorough laxative, which not only
action ot the bowels without nalaor
weakening effeetJ, which also promotes a
healthy seeretlon and flew of Mie Into Its
proper channel. Dyspepsia, debility, kidney
M^rintt^rheamatbm and maiiiiU give in
ffhen Baby was sick, we gave her Castorla.
When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla.
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria
When she had Children, she gave tb«m Castorla
Edward O'Brien, publisher of the
Irish Standard, Minneapolis and John P.
Fitzgerald representing the same, were
west bound passengers today. Mr. Fitz­
gerald made The Alert an early call.
Rheumatism
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Cured by
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Cathartic
Fills are the most efficient medicine I ever
used."—Robert K. James, Dorchester, Mass.
For years I was subject to constipation
and nervous headache, caused by derange­
ment of the liver. After taking various rem­
edies, I have become convinced that Ayer's
Pills are the best. They never fall to relieve
my bilious attacks in a short time and I am
sure my system retains its tone longer after
the use of these Pills, than has been the case
with any other medicine I have tried."
II. 8. Sledge, Weimar, Texas.
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Dr. J. C. *YER 1 CO., Lmi, Mm.
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mediately little damage can be done.
He states that in one place they cover
the ground for over a mile in length and
from one to five rods wide and from an
inch to afoot in depth. A deep ditch
has been made around them to prevent
their escape until they can be trapped
and destroyed.
The numbers are not sufficient to
cause widespread devastation this year,
but if allowed to breed would ruin a
large pitrt of the crops of the lied river
valiey next season. So far as known they
rover less than one township of land.
Pro?. Waldron is on the ground with full
authority from the government experi­
ment statiou and Gov. Burke to spare no
pains or expense in wiping them out.
The county commissioners are ready to
do the same if necossarv. I'hoy think
they can be destroyed now for a few
hundred dollars, as the hoppers are wing­
less. The only danger is from invasiens
from the northwest territories, where
they are said to be hatching.
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