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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.
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
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
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
^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
Mrs. Creps makes no accusations as to
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
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
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
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
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.
Lack of Funds Will Prevent the
Holding of the Usual State
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
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:
Bell, Miss Bertha Cnly. Miss Effie
Mills, Nettie Nething, Miss Laura
Clautsman, Mrs Louisa
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
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.
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.
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