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til GOING INTO GAMP. The G, A. It. Summer Encamp meat at Spiritwood Lake Opens Wednesday. Stutsman county Farmers Bring ing: in Their Wool. The Quality Good. Opinions oi a Member of the Legislature on Various Mat ters and Things. Encampment Notes. Fridny at Spiritwood lake will be Knights of Honor day. The G. A. R. invited the Knights to join with ••hem and upon their acceptance of the invita tion Friday was set apart as their day. The program for the day wjll be one ar ranged by the local lodge K. of H., who propose to make it one of the big days of the encampment and have already an at tractive program of sports, music, and speaking. There are live K. of H. lodges in the state and representatives from each will be present. Hon. J. C. Gill, dictator of the recently organized lodge at Casselton, will be present, and will be one of the orators of the day. Mr. Gill is the gentleman who introduced the somewhat famous insurance bill that so alarmed the fraternal society men last winter. He was a leading member of the house and will deliver an able and instructive address. It is expected tha* Knights and their families to the number of over 100 will go out from Jamestown. Hope's excellent band, which so enliv ened things at the last encampment with their excellent music, will be present again this year. E. L. Calkins went out to Spiritwood lake with a load of tents Tuesday. Preparations are being nade for the crowd and already a larjje number of tents have been pitched. A large delegation of Steele veterans with their families were in town Tuesday morning on their way to the lake. There were seveu wagon loads of them and they made up a procession of 23 people. They started Monday morning and camped over sight at Eldridge. It was a jolly party and they expect to have a great big time. They spent several hours in the city procuring extra sup plies tor camping. The remainder of the Kidder county contingent will come by rail. C. R. Meredith and a party of a dozen Casselton people will spend a few days at the lake daring the encampment. The services at Spiritwood lake next Sabbath will be as follows: Preaching at 11 a. m. by Rev. J. D. Whitelaw Sab bath school at the close of the service a song praise service at 3 p. m. Preaching at 7:30 by Rev. W. Baldwin, the tint half hoar of ths service devoted to singing. Please to bring your Gospel Hymns No. 1-2-3-4. Escape and a Death from Drowning. Sykeston Gazette: Had it not of been for the heroic braveness of James Heron no doubt that we would of been called upon to give the news of the death by drowning of Sam Harding. Yesterday while in bathing, Sam, who cannot swim, got out beyond his depth and went down, James Heron, who was with him went quickly to his rescue, and started to land, but Sam, who was badly fright ened, threw his arms around him, and thereby prevented him from rendering any assistance and both went down to gether. Heron succeeded in freeing him self, and once more caught at Sam, but again he threw his arms and legs about his body, rendering him powerless to swim, but thinking with lightning rapid ity, as a man will in such case, he took his bearings and allowed himself to sink to the bottom, and then walked to shal low water, and succeeded in getting him self and Sam on shore, it was sometime before either of them could drees, as they both swallowed considerable water, and Sam was made quite sick thereby. New Rockford Trauscipt: One of the most distressing accidents which has ever happened in this county occurred about 5 o'clock last Sunday evening 3 miles south of this city. Joseph Christ's children were playing in the yard near the well. The well had a trap door over it, was tun feet deep, and curbed only the depth of the water, four feet. One of the boys, three and one-half years old, ran upon the trap door to the well which happened to bo opened. In some manner the little fellow fell and slid feet first down into the well striking his head on thetop of the curbing.The other children at once called their mother who ran to the rescue of her boy, but got there too late to be of any avail. She shouted for other help but before the brave little fellow could be rescued from the well he had strangled to death. The feelings of Mrs. Christ must have been tortured to the extreme when she first looked into the well and saw her darling little boy raise to the surface of the water for the last time and lift his little arms in im ploring aid. When brought to the sur face an ugly wound was found on the little fellow's head which he had receiv ed from the curbing in the fall. Wool Coming in. Wool is slowly coining in from the country, as most of the farmers have but recently finished or are still at work shearing. About one-half of the shear ing has been completed. The average weight of the pelts is fully as great as w''^ last year, and is about 7% or 8 pounds. Many fleeces will run from 9 to 10 pounds There are several parties buying wool at this point, among them Kirk. Allen & Hathorn, Nathan Fuld, Lloyd & Hamil ton and possibly others. Wool this year is of belter grade than last. There is not as much dirt in it owing to higher growth of grass on prairies, which pre vents dust blowiug into the wool. Last year there were about 100,000 pounds of wool shipped from Jamestown and this season wool men claim there will be 300,000 pounds. Most of it goes to Boston, the great depot for wool and woolen goods. Prices range fiom 13 to 15 cents the latter being generally ob tained. In exceptional lots fleeces re ceived this year are found in poor con dition from dirt, but the majority are in fair shape. There are few or no burrs. The great need of wool buyers who pay cash und compete for the clip is seen again here thin year. The local buyers here have not the facilities or the eastern advantages to give the best prices. Every merchant in the city is anxious that the farmers get the most for their wool and it is believed those buying now are pay ing all they can afford without loss. There has been no grade established for Dakota wool in the eastern market, because the product is of such recent origin that buyers have not been able to figure on it. Dakota wool is still classed under the fluctuating and uncer tain description of "territorial wools." A number of farmers are shipping on their own account to commission men. Kirk, Allen & Hathorn have bought a large proportion of the wool brought in this season. They shipped out a car load to their Boston correspondent. Cash is paid for wool by this firm. Messrs. Lloyd & Hamilton expect to ship about 25,000 fleeces to Boston. These are the product of sheep in which they are jointly interested. Remarks or a Late Member. Hon. E. T. Kearney: There is plenty of time yet to lose a crop. There is hail, hot winds, lodging and rust. In rank growth of grain rust is always the more liable to take hold. The crop is never safe until it is in the granary. We don't want the newspapers to puff this country as they used to. They have not been so bad lately, but they played the deuce with us once. That kind of lying gets people to come here who do not know how to take care of themselves and so become a charge on the county. What The Alert says about the extravagance of the legislature I fully agree with. The only appropriation bill I voted for which I had my doub*s about was the agricul tural col'ege bill and I did it to get the government appropriation. We had no business voting money for those normal schools, the soldiers home, the deaf school and the militia. The Grand Forks school could just as well have been shut up for a few years until the farmers got able to stand the expense. When they come to me and said if you don't vote for such and such a bill we will cut your asylum appropriation, I told them to go to h—1 with the asylum. If they didn't want the crazy people taken care of at Jamestown to take them home again. In proportion to population Stutsman county has about the smallest number of inmates in that boarding house of any county, and I don't know of one from Jamestown. I was opposed to the World's fair bill, I think it is a steal and a big one. I hear the commission to re vise the code of the state is charging up expenses that the bill never intended and that it is a big snap for them. Its hard telling what that legislature intend ed. The republican party is running on the strength of the Grand Army and the Norwegians. I'm going to apply for ray pension, although I don't deserve it, but as long as I have to help pay it, might as well get it. If the democrats are sharp they will elect their ticket next time on a high license and anti-extravagance platform. The Liars' Club's Annual Invasion. The truthful casekeeper of the fish catch of five persons during morning and evening fishing for five days, last week at Spiritwood lake, figures up 827 perch, pike and pickerel. The number caught each trip was put down in C. E. Blackwell's little book, which he carries on his left side next his heart. The statement above is made, not in his ca pacity as the official liar of the Liars club, of which he is an influential mem ber, but simply as a private citizen and an humble disciple of old Isaak Walton. Next week Mr. Blackwell and the other distinguished members of the Liars club will go into camp at the lake. The club's ranks are composed of well known citi zens of several states, who at home bear unblemished reputations, as jurists, business men and capitalists, but for some unaccountable reason become whollv lost to every moral virtue when ever they assemble in their unholy and characterless society on the shores of Spiritwood lake. The avenging rumble of the dread voice of the Great Spirit, whose waters are annually desecrated by the impious band above referred to, seems to strike no terrors to their souls whatever. Neither do the outraged feel ings of the beautiful nymphs that dis port beneath the waves and preside over the destinies of the finny tribes therein, have the slightest consideration with these iniquitous rioters. Their orgies are said to be condusted in open defiance of every tradition of the peace ful spot, and the secret rites carried on at midnight are of such a flagrant and il legal character, that a close investigation of a prohibition grand jury would be the only means of purifying the atmos phere. ^Yf "V «vw* Win Statement That a Post-Mortcm will be Held on the.Body of Geo. Creps. The Edgeley Wool Growers As sociation InquiringAboutthe Law's Enforcement. An Interesting Supreme Court Decision Anent the Seed Lien Law. Was Something Wrong? Under the above heading the New Carlisle, Ind., Gazette has the following: There seems to be something peculiar about the death oi.' Geo. Creps, a notice of whose death at Jamestown, North Da kota, was made in this paper last week. His letters to his wife were all of an encouraging nature, and she finds he was out riding late in the afternoon of his death. He had written to a friend in Elkhart that he would be back in a few days his health being so much improved. Mrs. Creps tells us the physician in charge was surprised at the sudden death as the patient had steadily im proved. Mrs. Creps makes no accusations as to any persoD, but in view of the sudden death she will have post-mortem held in a few weeks, as early as she can arrange to go there. Geo. Creps was born in Batti, Michi gan, October 23,1858, and died in James town, North Dakota, June 11,1891. He was united in marriage to Ida M. Creps, December 3,1879, by whom three child ren were bom, the widow and two child ren surviving. Sheep Men ought to Organize, J. P. Moulton, secretary of the Central Dakota Wool Growers association, re cently organized at Edgeley,is in the city today. Mr. Moulton says that the farmers of his locality are taking active steps to prevent the spread of contag ious diseases among sheep, and that the association has begun a correspondence with sheep inspectors in the counties of central Dakota with the ob ject of securing all the in formation possible as to the condition of sheep, whether bands have been dip ped or not, and to what extent the laws of the state are being complied with. It was found that in one county where there area large number of sheep no sheep in spector has been appointed. This is Mc intosh county. air. Moulton thinks there are enough sheep interests in this county to warrant the organization of a wool growers association. Mr. Moulton has a flock of 800 sheep, the clip of which will amount to about 4,000 pounds. He went into sheep last year and says the increase has been nearly 100 per cent. His flock came through the winter with a very small loss. He says there wili be between 50,000 and 75,000 pounds of wool at Edgeley at the end of this week. Edge ley is the only city in the state which organized a wool market under the pro visions of the wool market law of the last legislature. Mr. Moulton says crops look unusually well down his way and seem to be from ten days to two weeks further advanced than they are here. Wheat is heading out. Drawing for Girls. Five young men in ttolla, North Da kota. sat down at a table and for want of something else to do, wrote out on slips of paper all the marriageable ladies in the town. It was found that twenty girls were so enumerated and that their combined ages amounted to 432 years, average of twenty-one and twelve days to each female. The oldest was giveu in at 35 and the youngest at 17 years. After completing the enumeration of the marriageable ladies, they enumerated the marriageable men in the same man ner and found that there were just twenty-five whose combined ages amounted to 750 years, on an average of 30 years and 9 days to each man. The oldest was estimated at 55 years and is a prominent physician in those parts, while the youngest was placed at twenty four, but there were several of this esti mated age. Now, up to this time, there was nothing particularly remarkable about the proceedings, says the Bella Star. After the yonng men wrote the names of the twenty young ladies on separate slips of paper, they put them in a hat, shook them up and then drew for wives, taking a first and second choice draw. What the result of this star chamber lottery will be, the deponent fails to prophecy, but there is evidently a desire on the part of the Rolla boys to let it be generally understood that every girl in the town got the fair shake. The Alliance State Meeting. At the alliance state meeting that adjourned Friday there was a good deal of important business transacted. The new constitution adopted will not be published for about 30 days. The plat form includes the time honored, non political planks of woman's suffrage and prohibition. The Ocala platform was en dorsed. The alliance did not believe any action or declaration of a special political nature was necessary at this time. There were 250 delegates present. AH were con fident of being able to do much at the next general election, but thought that for the present it would not be wise to "crowd the mourners." The formation of alliances will in the meantime be continued,and the state, by the next election, promises to be organ V^ iy 4 JAMESTOWN WEEKLY ALERT. VOL XIV JAMESTOWN NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY JULY 2 1891 NO 48 WAS ANYTHING WRONG? ized by townships. The effect of such work, if the members stand by the order, can hardly be overestimated. Among the business matters thai* came up for consideration was the hail insur ance of the alliance. Radical changes were made in that department. EJach county alliance is to elect adjusters. All officers and employees in the hail depart ment are to be members of the alliance. It is said that Stutsman county was one of the counties having the fewest alliances organized. The Red River valley is thoroughly equipped with them. Jnslyn vs. McSlahon, The following syllabus was yesterday filed by the supreme court in the case of James K. Joslyn respondent, vs. E. J. McMahon, et al., on appeal from the district court of Steele county. The judgment of the lower court is affirmed. Messrs. Stone, Newman & Resser ap peared for the respondent and J. E. Rob inson, all of Fargo, for the appellent: 1. In an action to foreclose the seed lien given by our statute it is not necessary to allege in the complaint that the seed was sold to be sown on auy par ticular tract of land. It is enough on this point if the complaint shows that the seed was 6own on land "owned, used occupied or rented" by the purchaser. 2. A judgment will not be reversed by reason of the failure of the trial coart to make finding upon a particular point in a e.tco where the result could not have been different if the court had ^pund the fact exactly as alleged by second party. 3. A party does not waive his right to a statutory lien by taking other security for the debt unless the security taken or credit extended is such as to evidence an intent to waive the lien and rely exclu sively on the security given. Tree Claim Commutation. While there is little or money being loaned on farmp roperty or claims in a large area of the state, yet the new tree claim commutation law is attracting the attention of capitalists as a good law under which a reasonable amount of money can be loaned to permit claimants to prove up. Under the new law a tree claim owner who has not yet completed the eight years of tree cultivation can get a patent, by paying the minimum government price foi his claim, viz, $1.25 an acre. This with the fees amounts to about $230. W. B. S. Trimble says that numerous applications for loans to prove up on tree claims have been received,but as yet no one in this part of the state has put out any money in that kind of 6ecuri tiee.This state of affairs will not continue long however. He is endeavoring to secure funds for 6ucb investment and has strong hopes of being able to do so. The new tree claim law was one of the wisest and most liberal acts of the gov ernment and it will not be long before farmers Can get a title to land on which no amount of tree cultivation, labor and expense in the past would have enabled them to secure. Explanation or Sheep Losses. The cause of the sudden loss of some two hundred sheep in Grand Forks county, which has been attributed to poison weed, or gopher poison, is of in terest to all sheep growers. Mr. L. T. Hamilton received a letter from E. M. Prouty ownet of the sheep, asking the formers opinion as to the cause of death Mr. Hamilton thinks that neither weed or gopher poisoning was the cause, but pneumonia.This was contracted evidently on the drive. Sheep recently sheared and accustomed to being housed nights were driven and rested without shelter, in weather that was much colder than that which the animals had been accus tomed to. Sheep are liable to lung troubles and the exposure of the above character is enough to bring on the trouble described. The expert of the state agricultural college practically confirms the above reason for loss of the sheep. Mr. Prouty writes that the death3 have ceased, and anticipates no further losses. Mr. Hamilton fears that some such result may follow the purchase of sheep recently made by himself and which are now on the drive from the west. His Sheep Were O. K. New Rockford Transcript: The law provides that no stock shall be shipped into the state for landing without being inspected to see that they are free from diseases, and that a certificate to that effect is held by the owner. When John Carroll brought his twenty-five cars of sheep through there were no stock yards neprer the western part of the state than Mandan that were extensive enough to hold the seven thousand head of sheep, so Mr. Carroll's train load was pulled right through to New Rockford regard less of inspectors. Wednesday Sheriff Hayes of Stark county arrived here and arrested Mr. Carroll on complaint of the inspector. When taken before Judge John R. Winslow to answer to the charge, Mr. Carroll flashed a clearance certificate from the Oregon inspectors in their faces and was immediately dis charged. There are 7,500 of the sheep and they will be put out on shares, and sold to farmers in Eddy county and vicinity. The freight bill was 83,808, the largest single freight bill ever paid in New Rock ford. The Bowsfield ready print enterprise will be moyed to Fargo to save express charges. The Argus' ample facilities will be utilized in the preparation of the "insides," which have become almost a necessity to North Dakota publishers of weekly papers. NO FAIR THIS YEAR. Lack of Funds Will Prevent the Holding of the Usual State Exhibition. Death of George Sharlow—Con flicting Opinions on What is Wheat Weather. Other Local and Semi-Local Matters of Note—Grading the Soo. Xo Fair This Vear. The state board of agriculture met last week at Grand Forks and organized by electing E. M. Sanford of this city president, and E. J. Lander of Grand Forks, secretary. The last legislature made no appropriation for a state fair and the board accordingly decided not to hold one this year. Next year it is proposed to endeavor to hold one with out state aid. With liberal subscriptions from the business men where the fair is held and additional financial encourage ment from the railroads it Is thought a fair cau be successfully conducted. Keeping Ireland to the Front. The Catholic Literary association is thriving at Dickinson, North Dakota. It is noticed in a recent copy of the Press, that the third regular meeting of the above association was held in the rooms of St. Patrick's church, Tuesday, the 23rd inst., with a large increased membership. The debate of the subject Which was the greatest hero of 1798, Father Murphy or Michael Dwyre, the hero of the Wicklow Mountains, was commenced and warmly discussed, and was awarded to Michael Dwyre. Special meeting was called for on the first Tues day in July. Subject for debate for this meeting: Resolved, That Ireland will never gain her national freedom through constitutional agitation, but rather by force. These meetings area source of pleas ure, and useful information can be de rived from the different subjects debated and as the object of this society is to establish and build up a Catholic library in Dickinson, Secretary Collins of the committee is assured that continued in terest will be taken in the society. Differences or Opinion. 1 h9 cool weftther Monday was accepta ble after the heat of last week. According to some opinions crops are not so far ad vanced that cool weather is now desir able. The stooling has been extraordi nary this year and every day of growing weather is now needed before frost. On the other hand experienced wheat grow ers say ths cool weather is a good thing for wheat in its present condition. One of the great dangers of a wet year is too much straw. Grain has already had a good growth, is firmly rooted and is now where this cool weather will check its rank growth and strengthen and harden it. Where there is a rank growth of straw the grain is easily affected by such adverse conditions as drouth, hot winds, etc., and the heads are generally less full and plump than with ordinary straw. It thus appears that while this weather is not good for straw it is the best for wheat. A few fields in this vicinity are reported to be heading out. He Likes the Country. W. H. Beck of Washington D. C... has been spending a couple of weeks in North Dakota again this sprinc, looking after his land and sheep interests. Two falls ago he bought and placed in charge of a farmer in the southern part of the county, 200 sheep. Last fall he added 200 more to the band. He now has 970 sheep and lambs. For a small invest ment Mr. Beck thinks this is one of the surest and most profitable he has made. He intends increasing his possessions here, both in stock and land. He left yesterday for Montana, where he has has paying raining properties. Mr. Beck is enthusiastic over the possibilities for the farmer and stock raiser, that lie in this country. He will interest eastern friends in the country and endeavor to get them to invest. Advertised Letters. List of uncalled for letters in the post office at Jamestown. North Dakota, for the week ending June 29, 1S91: LADIES. Bell, Miss Bertha Cnly. Miss Effie Mills, Nettie Nething, Miss Laura Clautsman, Mrs Louisa GENTLEMEN. Kleinschmidt,Lewes Leonard, Myers, Horace Moon, Schauck. Wm Shaw, A Volkman, Karl If not called for within 14 days, will be sent to the dead letter office. In call ing for these letters, please say adver tised, and give date. C. P. SMITH, P. M. Some Heavy Fleeces. W. N. Thompkins, a tarmer residing near Eldridge, has recently finished shearing his sheep and brought his clip to town Tuesday. His fleeces averaged 8 pounds and run from 6 to 12 pounds. He sheared 14 sheep yesterday and the fleece of each weighed over 9 pounds. Mi. Thompkins 6ays his sheep increase was just 100 per cent. He says he has a number of the finest lambs he ever saw, several of them weighing 65 pounds and bting as large as the ewes. Mr. Thomp kins says grain out his way is looking as well as he ever saw it. Kingnette has a -', field of rye three feet high and all head ed out, and O. A, Boynton has a 20 acre field of wheat heading out. OI' State Interest. Indians in the northern part of the state have recently sold to a Towner county physician 309 pounds of eeneca root, which was obtained on the bluffs near Minot, says the Churchs Ferry Sun. Seneca root is probably so called from the Seneca Indians, who doubtless knew of its medicinal value, long ago. The plant which furnishes the root grows low on the ground, bearing spikes of white flowers, and is common in most parts of the United States. The root has an aromatic, sweetish-bitter taste, and is used in medicine as an expectorant and diuretic. In large doses it produces vom iting and purging. It is also called Vir ginia snake-root. Of Interest to Stock Breeders. Bismarck Tribune: The attention of owners of sires is called to chapter 117 of the laws of 1891, wherein the owner is required to file with the commissioners of agriculture a full and complete de scription and breeding of his animal. Upon receiving this statement the officer will issue a certificate showing the law to have been complied with and this is to be filed in the office of the clerk of the district court of the county in which the animal may be located. Unless this provision is complied with the owner has no lien on the offspring. This is an iu£ portant amendment to the previously existing law and should be heeded by all. The Pierce Horse Ranch. Gerald Pierce of Bkmarck is having good success with his horse ranch near Winona on the Missouri river, about 65 miles from Bismarck. He has 50 head of horses at that place, 30 of which are mares, 23 having colts this year, and the remainder to foal this summer. Mr. Pierce has about 80 head of horses, all of which are doing well,—no losses and no sickness. He is not raising any particu lar breed, there being Clydesdales, French coach horses, and one Exmoor stallion, a pony bred horse that weighs but 550 pounds, very active and hand some. Throwing Dirt. The graders on the Soo are mixing Barnes county soil with the atmosphere at a great rate, says the Valley City Times-Record, and over three hundred teams are at work between Binghamton and this city. It is expected the entire grade to Hankinson will be completed by the 15 of July. The track layers will commence to lay iron from Hankinson next week, and with nothing to binder, will have rail across the Northern Pacific by the 15th of August next. Let her come and we'll be here, you bet. r,.»V- Beats New Jersey Size. Emmons County Record: A terrific fight between a buck mosquito and a flickertail gopher was witnessed near Billsport the other evening. The flicker tail pulled several mouthfuls of feathers from the mosquito and broke one of its legs, but the latter finally transfixed the gopher on his spear and flew away with him. Emmons county house-wives com plain that the mosquitoes carry off their young chickens and suck the eggs under their setting hens. Death of George Sharlow. George Sharlow died Sunday. He had been sick with erysipelas for two weeks, but his death was unexpected by most of his friends. The funeral occur red Monday at three o'clock. The deceased was a young man of 24 years. He had resided in this county some eight or nine years and was well and favorably known. For several years he was an at tendant at the asylum. He leaves a young wife to mourn his loss. Xcw Bank at Steele. For a long time Kidder county has been without a local bank, but with the advent of better times, and on account of the future prosperity indicated on every side, a bank has been organized and will be opened at Steele about July 1st. The stockholders are two Kidder county men,John Thorn hill aDd A. G. Clark, and an Ohio capi talist, D. H. Clark. Mr. A. G. Clark will be cashier and manager. Park River Gazette-Witness: When North Dakota wants a professor of classics for its university, it does not need to go out of the state for him. Mr. G. St. John Perrot, one of the old settlers of Wells county, who has held down a claim and followed the plow for the last six or eight years, has been ap pointed to this position. Mr. Perrotf. is a graduate of the university of Ox ford, England. "Excuse me, George, but when I 6aw you a year ago, your face was covered with pimples it seems to be all right now." "Yes, sir that's because I stuck to Aver's Sarsaparilla, the greatest blood medicine in the world. I was never so well in my life as I am now.'' No matter what may be the ills you bear from indigestion, a dose of Ayer's Cathartic Pills will ease you without question. Just try them once and be assured |they have much wor:edyspeptics cured. You'll find them nice and amp^ worth the price. J. T. Eager can give von advantage in hail insurance. Boiler and engine repairing done bv J. T. Efiger. 4 hL -. S mm & I fll "Sl "i v?' •H i-r.: -v V- .•f -i* tl" vs' \$V*- 4 l\ If'