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Jamestown's Militia Company
Returns from the Annual
State Encampment.
North Dakota's Water Supply
Being Diligently Investi­
gated by the Government.
A Case of Interest to Railroad
Employees. Personal Dam­
ages Allowed.
Encampment Echoes.
The militia boys tell a good one on
George Game. George always has an
eagle eye on the main chance—or always
calculates to have—but he slipped a cog
in his calculations this time. He origin­
ated a new wheel of fortune scheme
which he took to the encampment, pay*
ing $10 for the privilege of running it.
It did not prove a bonanza—except to
the few who went against the game.
George ran it 50 minutes and then quit.
The result was: Receipts 60 cents, dis­
bursements (in cigars) SI.80.
said that a blind pig thrived right
on the camp ground for a couple of
days and then came to grief.
It is reported that a tip came to him
from the powers that be, that he would
not be interfeied with as long as be only
sold beer. Like all of his olass the
saloon man was avaricious and it wa6
soon learned that he was setting out red
liquor. When the authorities heard this
they were justly incensed against the
"pigger." But even then they had a
good supply of charity on hand.' They
gave him 12 hours to make himself
scarce, which he failed to do. At the ex­
piration of that time be was as numer­
ous as ever, so the sheriff was sent for
and the "pigger" now languisheth in
durance vile.
The boys had a crap game every night
in camp. As usual the Jamestown crap
shooter carried off the coin. One mem­
ber of Company is said to be 8200
ahead of the game.
Frank Lenz carried his nerve into
camp with him. Officers were allowed
numerous privileges not shared in by
privates. Frank saw this early in tbe
game and by borrowing a lieutenants
coat obtained free run of tbe officers
Captain Kell of the regular army sub­
jected the boys to a rigid inspection.
The captain, by the way, wys Captain
Schwellenbach made an admirable
adjutant general. He also spoke highly
of tbe soldierly qualities of Col. Miller
and Major Ford.
Adjutant General Bentley was unable
on account of sickness to attend encamp­
ment. Captain Schwellenbach was ac­
cordingly appointed assistant adjutant
general and the duties of the chief officer
of the militia devolved upon him. The
order so appointing the captain was re«d
by Governor Burke himself from the
highest point of the camp. The mem­
bers of Company H. all feel proud of the
manner in which their former captain
accquitted himself as adjutant general.
Some of the boys are lacking because
there were no AlertB to be had. They
could have bad a bundle daily for the
asking—and as thftt was not done the
kicking seems a little out of place.
Prof. Tunstall was appointed chief
bugler of the state militia.
While tbe train was on its way to the
grounds some one called attention to a
farmer, in old clothes, plowing along side
the railroad track. Somebody hilariously
remarked: "Plow away old man, you are
working out your 4 mill tax."
Lieutenant Patton, the gatling gun
manipulator, has gone to Bismarck.
Examining our Water Supply.
Assistant engineer, Mr. W. W. Follett,
has returned from another excursion in
search of information connected with the
government irrigation inquiry, now be­
ing prosecuted in this state. He has
traveled from the Northern Pacific track
to the Devils Lake, making the journey
on horseback. He proceeded along the
eastern edge of the coteaux in Stutsman,
Foster, Wells and Eddy counties. He
found but two springs* one near tbe
Hawks Nest hill, in Foster county, and
one near the Gettysburg cattle ranch,
where water in sufficient quantise could
be utilized for irrigating land and the
flow from these springs is not sufficient to
irrigate over300 or 400 acres. Mr. Follett
then went to Devils Lake where he made
close inquiries into the record of the
water elevation of the lake. He says
that all reports go to confirm the evi­
dences of the shore lines, and these to-,
gather indicate that there has been an
annual average fall of about six inches
since 1867. Tbe lake is now 13 feet lower
than when Fort Totten was established.
There is also an old channel that leads
from the south side of the lake to the
Sbeyenne river, and the highest point of
this outlet, as near as could be deter­
mined with instruments at hand, is about
25 feet above the present water level of
the lake. It is probable therefore that
50 years ago the Sheyenne was swelled
by the waters coming from the lake.
It is not fair toeay that the cause of
the subsidence of tbe lake is from an an­
nual decrease in rainfall, says Mr. Follet,
although that fact itself is a natural in­
ference. It is certain that in some years
there has been a marked rise in the laice
such as this year which show* a 6 inch
inorease. Other causes may exist for the
deoline in the volume of water, such as a
subterranean outlet. It is a well known
tradition that Stump lake, a body of
water about 6 miles southeast of Devils
Lake, was once the camping
ground of Indians, and it is believed
that large trunks of trees that are found
embedded in the bottom of the lake have
been submerged by an inpcring of water
from an opening of a subterranean nature
that is connected with the main lake.
In his return from Devils Lake Mr.
Follett passed through the eastern part
of Foster county where there is an area
of level country, as at Tiffuuy, which is
very productive, and where water is to be
found at a slight depth averaging, it is
said, in wells dug by farmers, at about 7
feet. The strata in which this water is
found consists of fine sand, which gats
coarser as tb6 depth increases. No deep
well has been dug in thiB valley, for the
reason that it has not been necessary.
Mr. Follett thinks that irrigation from
these wells could be obtained by eleva­
ting the water into tanks with horse
A Jamestown Case.
The state supreme court has handed
down the following decision which is of
local interest. The case was entitled
George A. Bennett vs. the Northern Pa­
cific railroad company, on appeal from
the court of Hon. Roderick Rose, Stuts­
man county. The plaintiff was at work
in the yards of the company in James­
town as a switchman and while so at
labor was seriously injured by reason of
being caught between a car and an en­
gine he
trying to fouple together.
The defense to an action for damages
was that the defendant had disregarded
an explicit rule of the company which
required their employes "to exercise
great care when couphug cars. In aB
much as the coupling apparatus of cars
ana engines oannot be uniform in style,
Bize or strength and iB liable to be broken
and as from various causes it is danger­
ous to expose between the same the
hands, arms or persons of those engaged
in ooupling care or engines to examine so
as to know the kind and condition of
drawheads, drawbars, links and coupling
apparatus and are prohibited from
placing in the train any car with a de­
fective coupling until they have first
reported its defective condition to the
yard master or conductor. Sufficient
time is allowed and may be taken by em­
ployee in all cases to make the examina­
tion required." The court holds that the
defendant was guilty of contributory
negligence in not regarOinff-Chw rule and:
hence cannot recover. Judgment re­
versed. Syllabus file as follows:
Plaintiff was injured while coupling an
engine to a car because there was not
sufficient space for his body between
them. The draw bare of the engine and
ear were unusually short, leaving a space
of only about ten inches between tbe end
of the car and of the engine when the
draw-bars came together, whereas the
umial space is from 24 to 30 inches. Held,
sufficient to justify a verdicn that defend­
ant's negligence was one of the promi­
nent causes of the injury.
It appearing that plantiff was injured
in consequence of his failure to obey the
rule of defendant that he must examine
so as to know tbe kind and condition of
the coupling appratus, the rule giving
him sufficient time to make such exami­
nation in all cases. Held, that he could
not recover.
Exclamations and expressions of pres­
ent pain may be proved by any one who
hears them, although made subsequently
to the injury.
Board of Education.
The board of education held an
adjourned meeting Wednesday night.
All tbe members were present except
Mrs. Hotehkiss and Mr. Ingalls. Tbe
superintendent's report for month end­
ing June 19 was read and ordered placed
on file.
The bond of Geo. Lutz, treasurer, for
$10,000 with W. M. Lloyd, J. M. Lloyd
and L. T. Hamilton as sureties was pre
sented and approved.
The following committees weie ap­
Buildings—Hughes, Lutz and Hoteh­
Finance—Ingalls, Campand Hughes.
Teachers—Gieseler, Camp and Wells
Tbe following bills were allowed:
Baldwin & Smith, supplies 92 00
F. Andre, hauling ashes 90
Corneille Smith, discount on orders 3 50
Lou Blood, discount on orders... 5 10
The following report of Superintendent
Fisher, presented at the meeting of the
board of education, Wednesday night,
contains some interesting Bchool infor­
mation and statistics:
Number of students enrolled in each
department during the year ending June
19,1891: High school, 47 8th and 9th
grades, 39 6th and 7th grades, 73 5th
grade, 51 3rd and 4th grades, south side,
52 3rd and 4th grades, north side, 29
2nd grade, south side, 65 2nd grade,
north side, 33 1st grade, south side, 93
1st grade, north side, 63. Total 545.
Your attention is called to the neces­
sity of having fastenings on all windows
of having some of the blackboards re­
paired before school
of repair­
ing spouting on north side school house
in order to protect the foundations.
We had enrolled, during the year,
about 90 non-resident students from
whom there has been received 8200 for
In all departments the work is fully
up to grade in some departments ahead
of the points at which we began the year.
The latter is especially true of geography
in grades 4 and 5, and of arthmetic in
grade 9.
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The United States Weather Bu­
reau Wants Such an Assist­
ant in This County.
An Old Time Stutsman County
Farmer Writes a Letter
From Chili, 8. A.
Everybody Gets a Lot of Fun
Out of Last Friday's
Who Wants the Job?
Director W. H. Fallon, of the United
States weather bureau, at Bismarck de­
sires due notice given of the fact that the
department intends to establish a state
weather service in North Dakota to co­
operate with the national weather bureau
of the agricultural department, by dis
semination of the forecasts and warnings
of the weather bureau, so that the people
of the state at large may derive the bene­
fits to be obtained therefrom. Stations
of observation will also be established in
each county of the state under the super­
vision of reliable and intelligent observ­
ers, who will report to this office, and
whose reports will be published and dis­
seminated monthly.
A system of weekly weather-crop bul­
letins will be a leading feature of the
state work during the growing season,
which will be valuable alike to the com­
merce and agriculture of the state.
The instruments necessary for making
observations are the set of self-register­
ing maximum and minimum thermome­
ters, a rain-guage, measuring stick, and
an instrument shelter of lattice work for
the_thermometers. Considering that the
entire work is at present wholly volun­
tary, there will be no pay attached to the
making of observations and the instru­
ments will be required to be purchased
from private funds, or by an appropria­
tion of the city or town councils. The
expense of the instruments is triding
in comparison to the advantages to be
derived, being but about twenty dollars
for tbe set as above enumerated. The
time that is to be devoted to the making
and recording of observations need not
exceed ten minutes each evening, and
the work being light and entertaining
and of considerable benefit to physicians
and others, an intelligent observer can
JCeadUy be secured to give-tbe-matter
pnper attention.
It is requested that persons desiring to
obtain the appointment of observer for
their counties file their applications at
the earliest practical date.
There are many advantages in having
the county represented in this matter
and the observer trusts that the people
here will see the wisdom of co-operation.
Friday's Race*.
There were about 400 people at the
races Friday afternoon and they all
seemed to enjoy it as much as if the pro­
gram had been twice as extensive. The
trotting race was won by W. H. Colby's
mare in three straight heats. Frank
Wood drove Mayor Fuller's bay and Mr.
Colby drove his animal himself. An un­
necessary lot of time was loet in scoring,
but when the horses were sent away
there was some interesting racing. The
last beat was particularly interesting.
Little Dick lead for nearly a half mile,
but tbe black mare passed him and held
the lead for the rest of the heat, coming
under the wire a number of lengths
ahead. The race was to settle abet of
$25 aside between tbe admirers of the
two horses. The time was 3:05,3:00 3-5
and 3:01.
The dog race made fun for everybody.
There were three entries and a prize for
each of them. The dogs were harnessed
to carts with boy drivers. Tbe canines
were inclined to be erratic. In the first
heat one of them bolted into the crowd
near the startiug place and another
near the judges stand. In the
third heat Halifax's dog stopped within
a few feet of the wire and Johnny Fox
came in after him and won the heat and
race. Johnny Fox won first monev, $2
Clint Halifax, second, $1, and Eddie
Smith, third, 50c.
O. A. Boynton, acted as starter and
quoted turf rules like a veteran turfman.
D. E. Hughes, A. McKechnie and Fred
Wolfer were the timekeepers.
Considerable money changed hnnds on
the horse race. One farmer who had
great faith in the country horse was re­
warded for his faith with considerable
city money.
Will Bank on the South Side.
The brick work on the Hunt building
is rapidly progressing after a few days of
unlooked for delay. The bricks are of a
handsome appearance and are creditable
products of the Goodsill & Co kilns near
the city. Mr. Hunt proposes to remain
on the ground and look after the build­
ing operations himself. He says he once
bad built a structure, in another state,
when he was in Europe, and always re­
gretted that he did not personally super­
intend the work. Mr. Hunt says that
his determination to build as good a
building as he is now doing, nt this time,
may be regarded by some as a foolhardy
undertaking, but if he can get 6 per cent,
on hid money he will be satisfied. He
thinks there will be no trouble in doing
that, from the present outlook. Money,
be declares is readily obtained in the east
at a less rate, and he himself hoe had
835,000 on call in Chicago for three years
without any very profitable returns. He
haB a strong confidence in the growth of
Jamestown and the rise ii value of the
lands throughout the entire state, and
particularly in the James nver valley
where they are at present cheap and of
such high class quality. Mr. Hunt
believes that the south side of the city
is going to secure and retain the bulk of
the business, as most of the improve­
ments are going in on that side, and the
most desirable residence portion is south
of the track.
Eccentricities of Lightning
Emmons County Record: Lightning
has done considerable damage in the
Williamsport neighborhood this year.
First it tore up over 300 yards of pasture
fence at the Record ranch, then it killed
two mares for Michael Rush, then a horse
for Joseph Caldwell, then tore into E. C.
Campbell's stable, and demolished
Young Jacob Kalberer's cellar well, and
last Monday it killed a horse for D. L.
Chapman. But the only instance in
which there has been imminent dauger
to human life hereabouts W8S during the
thunder-storm of Monday forenoon.
Mrs. D. R. rtupert was sitting within a
few feet of a stove, her baby on her lap.
when lightning struck and demolished
the chimney, tan down the stopepipe,
splitting an elbow. In that room it tore
the carpet in several places, knocked a
caster off the lounge and a knob off the
organ, and injured a fiddle. Then it
went tin rTi(rh
Crazed by Reverses.
McHenry County News and Stockman:
There has been an epidemic of insanity
in Ramsey county of late. A number of
tbe cases have assumed the form of re­
ligious mania. Whether the constant
use of such names as "Devils Lake,"
"Jerusalem," "Hell's Gate," etc., have
anything to do with this particular form
of dementia is not known. The last vic­
tim is farmer by the name of Nick Sut­
ter, who was adjudged insane and taken
to the asylum at Jamestown this week.
His mental aberration is said to have
been brought about by successive crop
failures and consequent poverty. In
strange opposition to the cause of his in­
sanity he believes that he owns the
world, and in a Pullman palace car
travels over his extensive domains. With
a stick which he rattled between the bars
of his cell he sped telegraphic messages
of the greatest moment to the uttermost
parts of the earth, which he owned, and
around which be had a fence. How ut­
terly absurd aud yet what a pitiful ex­
ample of tbe result of what the unfortu
ante farmers have undeigone! But the
day of their trials is over, and tbe dawn­
ing of along day of prosperity is break­
ing, when farmers may feel that they own
a good share of the earth, and not be
crazy, either.
She Hippocynagon.
The Hippocynagon or horse show drew
a good crowd Wednesday. Most of the
audience were from the country and tbe
diversion created by the remarkably in­
telligent trained horses pleased everyone.
Last year Prof. Hurlburt was James­
town with his horses and gave a perfor­
mance on the opera house stage. The
railroads requiring about all the
proceeds of his work for transportation
tbe owner decided to start out
on the road a circus company
and has made the tenting season so far
successfully. It is well known to nearly
every one that Prof.Hurlburt himself lost
his life by an accidental fire, when his
new enterprise was first staited in Ne­
braska. Mrs. Hurlburt is with the com­
pany, aiding and directing the same.
She has the best
into an­
other rooui aud had some fun with the
carpet in that room. Where it made its
exit ib a question. A window pane was
broken in the room first entered, but
that was probably the result of the jar
or concussion. But the lucky part of it
all lies in the fact that neither Mrs.
Rupert nor the little one were injured in
the least, although it is safe to say that
they were somewhat astonished.
From Iter off Chili.
A letter dated at Iquique, Chili, South
America, June 5, written by Capt. Caffa
rena to E. W. Camp, shows an extensive
journey in Various countries of both old
and new world before reaching its desti­
nation. It was mis-sent to Africa, from
thence it went to Paris, London, New
York and finally arrived here July 25,
ten days after leaving London. The let­
ter itself says that Capt. Caffarenahas
been a witness to some of tbe*
turbulent revolutionary scenes that have
been occurring in South America recent­
ly, but he writes that most of the trouble
is believed to be over, temporarily at
least However, a revolution is always
expected in. that country, although like
earthquakes they have uncertain and un­
equal results. Iquique is a seaport at
the edge of an utter deeert between the
coast and the Andes, and is a station
where fertilizers of a phosphate character
are shipped to this country and to Europe
in great quantities. It will be remem­
bered that Capt. Coffarena left his farm
near Pingree in this county last year to
take up his old vocation as a seaman
again after eight or ten years life in tbe
interior of a continent. He intended to
join bis son who is proprietor of a circus
that visits seaport towns and is trans­
ported by boat.
The Agricultural College Wants
Some Stock From the Wade
Holestein Herd
For Ten Years the Fort Totten
Records Show no Frost in
North Dakota.
Advice From a Farm Paper on
Blowing About Big Wheat
Holsteins are Favorites.
It is tbe intention of the North Dakota
Agricultural college to give to the state
the benefits of the most thorough experi­
ments in agricultural and stock matters.
To this end there will be purchased
small herds of dairy and beef cattle. Of
the dairy cattle there will be 5 each of
Holstein, Ayrshire and Gurnsey, and 5
each of Polled Angus and Short-horns,
the beef cattle. This 6tock will be kept
at the farm of the institution and the
results of careful experiments in breed­
ing, feeding, &c, given to the public.
President Stockbridge visited the
Wade stock farm Thursday for the pur­
pose of selecting the Holstein cattle,
which the institution intends to pur­
chase. He has been in Holland where
the breed originated, and in fact has
visited nearly all the celebrated herds in
tbe world, but declares that tbe Hol­
steins at the Wade ranch are as good as
any he has ever seen. This is a great
compliment for a North Dakota herd of
thoroughbreds, which have not received
any special attention in feeding or
shelter since their introduction into tbe
Don't Count Unhatched Chickens.
North Dakota Independent: It is very
unfortunate that the farmers are so
short sighted as to permit themselves to
be dragged into the public press, express­
ing their opinion as to our wheat crop
yielding 30 bushels per acre. Generally
speaking our crops looks promising at
present, but who can tell as to the
future?Ii will be from three to six weeks
before the harvest will be in active opera­
tion, in this state. Last year the crops
were damaged from 20 to 30 per cent in
two days, wlflcfc fact should remind us of
tHb great uncertainly of counting our
chickens before they are hatched. These
reports are used to break down the price
of wheat that is now being thrashed iu
Missouri, Illinois and in all states raising
winter wheat, and they operate against
our brother farmer in those states very
much, compelling them to sell their
wheat in a market that Buch reports
made by our northern farmeres has in a
great measure established. It is veiy
easy by such reports to destroy a fair
market price, but very hard to recover
Big Hail Stones.
DickinsoA Press: The most destructive
hail storm within a small radius is one
reported by Chas. E. Dobson at his sheep
ranch on the Cannon Ball on the 11th
instant. The storm came up in the after­
noon Jand was terrorizing for the phe
nominal chunks of ice dropped from the
clouds, measuring fully nine inches in
circumference. When Mr. Dobson went
out to view his flocks, it was a pitiful
sight that met bis gaze. His herder,
Ernest Hartmann, was frightened*
bruised and cut and the sheep were still
more sorrowfully afflicted. Forty head
were killed outright and the numbers
wounded were not easily counted. If
they had not had the protection of a
light brush patch the result would have
been much more disastrous. At the
house, Mr. Dobson says, the shingles
were split all to pieces and all the win
of all for her
continued success on the road. The
show travels by wagon roads, and iu this
country has long drives to fill dates. The
horses are consequently often too tired
to be at their best, but they area beauti­
ful herd of animals well worth
seeing. The other features of
the show are also excellent.
Big line of machine oils at Strong &
were broken out. A large camping
iron kettle which stood outside had its
bottom knocked out by one of the hail
stones, which shows with what velocity
the ice fell.
Xorth Dakota Frost Record.
The Devils Lake Inter Ocean has a
rocord of the weather statistics taken at
Fort Totten by the government observer
from 1874 to 1884—ten years. The earli­
est killing frost in that time occured on
September 7,1883. In 1884 the first frost
was on October 6. In the ten years
there is no record of frost in August, but
since that time this country has twice
been visited by August frosts—in 1885
about the 17th and inlSSSon tbe 8th and
9th. There may be no frost in August
this year, but with the present magnifi
crop in sight, it will pay farmers to pre­
pare for it just the same. Experience
has shown that frost can be guarded
against by surrounding the fields with
fires. There is an abundance of grass
this year and one or two days' work with
a mower and hay rake will give every far­
mer all the material needed for fighting
frost. Now is the time to make the pre­
Improving the Grounds.
The grounds around the asylum build­
ings have been greatly improved by the
construction of a wide and well made
road way which surrounds the main
structures and includes the area in front
of the superintendent's building now
platted in flower beds. The work has
been expeditiously and cheaply done and
has added largely to the appearance of
the institution. A great deal uiore work
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remains to be done of tbe same character.
Trees are to be planted and grass started
around the various ward buildings,
where now there is wheat or weedB.There
were but $300 appropriated at the last
session of the legislature for improve­
ment of grounds, and this sum is not
sufficient for the purpose. With a re­
turn of general prosperity in the state
the directors and officers hope to secure
sufficient funds to put the grounds
around the asylum in proper shape.
An Official Visit.
Public Examiner Wallace: I have
spent a week in Pierce and Rolette
counties assisting the officials to get out
of a little tangle in which their county
bookkeeping shows tbem to have become
involved in. There is nothing serious
and no defalcation of any kind. The
treasurer of one of the counties is a re­
publican and the new board democratic,
and it is claimed that the board is ex­
tremely active in its official capacity on
tbat account. The slight deficit of less
than $200 has been made good, and was
the result of the treasurers error and
nothing else. I find crops looking well
in tbat country, but railroad trains are
not aqi frequent as hereabouts. Shall be
obliged to make another visit to the
counties in a few days.
As on Her Fan.
The following bright bit of poesy is
from the pen of Miss Ruth Kimball,
daughter of Editor Kimball of the St.
Paul Globe, for a number of years a resi­
dent of Fargo. It is pleasant to learn of
the young lady's success in other literary
paths, and particularly in the more prac­
tical one of general newspaper work:
You wrote your name across my fan,
One August day, with jest and laughter,
Across its scenes of lair Japan,
Its blue and gold—with careless hand,
You wrote your name across my fan.
You wrote your name, as on my fan.
For all the years that should come after,
In those brief davs of summer's span.
Across my life with careless hand
You wrote your name, as on my fan.
—Kuth Kimball..
Advertised Letters.
List of uncalled for letters in the post
office at Jamestown. North Dakota, for
tbeweek ending July 27,1891:
Mrs. F. A. Lewis, Miss Mary Morran,
Mrs. Emma R. Fishere.
Billy Bishop. S. C. Batenhouse,
Chas. G. Brighton, John W. Feurst,
M. Horigton, George Krum,
Wm. McKue, Bert Stockwell 2,
D. A. Scott.
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 of this list.
C. P. SMITH, P. M.
That No-run Ball Game.
The Chicago News is skeptical about
that 25-inning, no-run ball game between
the Grand Forks and Fargo clubs. The
News labors under the impression that
the game was playe at Grand Forks but
its statement seems to be only the
stronger from tbe mistake. It says:.
"Grand Forks never saw two clubs that
could play nine innings without a ran."
The News is a recognized base ball
authority and all
will doubtless
accept its ultimatum as breaking the
record of that record breaking game. If
such a game
played, however, it is in
the highest degree creditable to the
"artists" who composed the respective
A North Dakota Inventor.
A North Dakota man is coming to the
front with another invention for railroad
service. A first-class working model of
the latest and newest link and pin type
automatic car coupler is now on exhibi­
tion and test at Boston. William J.
Ponto, of Hillsboro, North Dakota, tbe
inventor, has devoted years of labor and
6tudy to the perfection of this invention.
This type of coupler is not burdened
with intricate parts, so objectionable in
late styles of couplers. Although of a
link and pin type, it,will couple automat­
ically with any coupler now in use. This
coupler possesses the life and limb sav­
ing qualities so much desired.
Wells & Dickey. Jamestown, X. D.
OPer to sell on payments.
E}o nw?4 and se1^, 8,140,05.
Seij, 16, 143.04
Sel4, 30,137.62.
Se^, 32. 142.64.
NJ£ ne^, 26,140.63.
SwVj, 6. 141,62.
Swi4, 18.140.62.
SwU, 20,143.65.
Nwj4, 10, 140,63.
Sw}4, 34.140.62.
And other lands—write them for par­
One Section in Four.
Fargo Republican: In estimating the
number of acres of wheat damaged by
hail between Oriska and Tower City,
bear in mind the fact that about one
section in four is being cropped this ysar,
so that the damage is really not so great
as would appear on first thought.
A Pointer Tor Delinquents.
The subscription price of this paper
has not been increased by the McKinley
bill, but we want to disabuse tbe mind of
some people of tbe idea that it has been
put upon the free list.—Midland Me­
The phenomenal success of Ayer's Sar
saparilia started into existence a host of
competitors. This, of course, was to be
expected but tbe effect has been to dem­
onstrate the superior merits of Dr. Ayer's
preparation by a constantly increasing
demand for it.

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