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-11 1 TO BRING IN SETTLERS. The Northern Pacific Railroad Planning l'or North Da kota Immigration. Mow Farmers who are Already Here Can Help the Cause Along. Letters About the Crops, Stock, Farming and the Country Wanted. Letters Wanted. The Northern Pacitic railroad company will spend a great deal of iioney this winter placing the actual results of small farming in North Dakota before the farmers of other states. The plan by which this is to be best accomplished is gathering statements from farmers in this state in the shape of letters. Farmers are invited to write a letter of this kind and forward to P. B. Groat, general emi gration agent, St. Paul. Last year 250, 000 copies of a folder of this kind were issued and distributed in the United States, Canada and Europe. They were printed in four different languages and the responses to them have been very numerous. A similar folder will be is sued this fall, and mailed free to all whose names and addresses are furnish ed. The letters will be corrected, where necessary, and put in shape before send ing to the printer. Each farmer's name will be attached to the letter. If he can not find the time, some one of the child ren or member of the family can do a little effective missionary work by writ ing the letter for him. The tide of immi gration is seeking vacant farm land con stantly in the United States, and as about all is taken, except in the Dauotas the farmer who would like to see the prairies populated and get more neighbors around him should not neglect to give the results of his year's farm work for use as above mentioned. The topics which it is suggested that, farmers write about are, brieily as follows: Give nationality and size of family, date of removal to North Dakota, full postoflice address, and any special inci dents connected with the removal, and start in farming amount of money and other property owned at time of settle ment acres taken, and whether govern mentor railroad land, nnd price cost of getting title to government land, and if so, whether sum was paid out of crops raised acreage broken and cultivated, kind of crops, and prices realized success in garden products,poultry and dairying buildings erected, number and kind of stock, farm machinery and property owned at date of letter, to show progress made since settlement. Statements should be made concerning the nutritious qualities of the native grasses and extent of the natural past ures the water supply for stock the ex perience in stock raising, with usual length of time of feeding stock in winter the fact that some winters are so mild that but little feed is required opportun ities to secure hay for feed, and its cost shelter required for stock rapidity of in crease of cattle, horses and sheep, and opinions with respect to the adaptability of the country for successful stock rais ing, the profits of this industry, and the advantage of combining stock raising with general farming. The public Bchools and churches. The area of unoccupied government and railroad lands open to settlement in the vicinity. The products which the country is adapted to, and the superiority of the hard spring wheat and other grains raised in North Dakota. The fertility of soil the healthfulness of the climate and character of the spring, summer, autumn and winter sea sons the freedom from mud and excel lence of the traveled roads. It is desirable that each letter be writ ten by the individual furnishing it, but if from lack of convenience for writing, or for other reasons, the letter is written by a representative, it should be copied in the words and expressions used by the individual in giving his experience, so as to give individuality, originality and variety to the series of letters included in the folder. If the letters differ in con struction and contain original expres sions, in the words and terms actually used by each writer, the folder will fur nish a miblican that will not only be in structive, but will be interesting, and insure a perusal by the general reader of the entire series of letters. The order in which the various subjects appear in the foregoing suggestions of items desirable to have included should not be followed too closely in each letter. If the order in which the suggestions are given is followed closely by each writer, it will give too great a similarity to the letters. Each writer should put his statements in such order as he may think best, and need not necessarily in clude all of the items of information that have been suggested herein. The letters should be furnished as soon as possible, it being the intention to pub lish the folder at an early day, and it is important that each section of country be represented by good letters from farmers in each district. Prohibition Prohibits. Valley City Alliance: Prohibition prohibits. There hasn't been a barrel of beer nor a box of liquor unloaded here for two days, and there were only thirty dozen (360) bottles of beer, and fifteen gallon jugs of whiskey, then. lJ 41 '•'••"ir-'V 'IT1 THE DUTY MUST OO. German Peasants Must Have Cheaper Bread, llyc $1 a liushel in Russia. Bread Made of Oats and Wood Fiber. The latest adviccs from the old coun try to the papers and the established grnin and trade journals in America, only confirm the reports of shortage of crops in Europe. It was declared some weeks ago that the very best of weather in the British Islands would be needed to ma ture the crops in any sort of condition. The weather has proved the worst in stead, and rains and storms at the begin ning of harvest have only increased the losses, that showed bad enough before. In Prance poor weather has also occur red, and the wheat yield of that country will fall short of even the most gloomy estimates. It is now the opinion in Lon don grain circles that Europe will re quire 200,000,000 bushels of American grain to help feed the people of the world the next twelve months, and this conntry can only export 150,000,000 with safety. Wheat is bound to advance from natural causes in response to this foreign demand. In one of the "producers" articles in the Minneapolis Morning Tribune, the situation in Germany and Russia is thus stated, and it only again furnishes reasons for the North Dakota farmer to put what wheat he can spare after paying debts, safely away in some bin or granary to hold until the buyers offer what it is going to be worth. Yesterday's cable dispatches prophesied the early suspension of German duties on grain. The ministry could not hold out against the clamor of the people for bread. The duty on wheat and rye amounted to about 40 cents a bushel This means a wide margin of difference in the price which Americau wheat will be able to secure in the German market. Germany this year will require something like 80,000.000 bushels of wheat and rye from outside nations, more than it has imported in previous years. Russia can not Ull the demand, because it has no grain to spare, and because the czar's ukase prohibits exportation to other countries. The brunt of the demand for the extra 80,000,000 bushels free of duty will fall largely upon the Northwest The extraordinary demand and the re moval of the duty ought to give grain figures a marked stimulus. An idea of what may be forthcoming before next harvest is foreshadowed in the German and Russian prices. Rye, that in the heart of Russia last harvest was worth 38 cents, is now worth over SI. The Mill ing World mentions cases of rye selling in Russia at -?1,50. The Russian peasant ry are making bread of a combination of oats and wood fibre. In Germany, grain prices within a year have advanced 50 per cent. Both empires have come down severely on grain speculation, have sought to cheapen freight rates, prohibit exportation and encourage imports, and in fact use every possible precaution to forestall threatening famine and revolu tion. The promised removal of the grain duties in Germany was a matter of stark necessity to prevent starvation of the peasantry. The market for northwest breadstuffs is as wide as the old world and as keen as hunger can make it. Of State Interest. About 800 bushels of wheat were burn ed by a prairie fire near Lisbon Tuesday. The Minot Journal strongly advocates the organization of Williams county, a large territory in the northwestern part of the state with a disfranchised popula tion extending into the thousands. It is said that the Keeley institute at Valley City, for the cure of drunkenness, opium habit, etc., is meeting with great success in its work of reformation. About niQe days is the average time re quired to "sober up" a patient. Lisbon Star: Those persons who think apples will not grow in North Da kota should see Jonathan Watkins* orchard at Scovill. He has several trees heavily laden with fine apples. They are a species of crab, large and choice fruit and bear well. The Northwestern Farmers' Protective association held a meeting at the court house in Grand Forks Monday, and ap proved of the $75,000 bond given by their agent, who goes to Duluth September 1, to receive and dispose of the wheat of its members, as each member directs. Real Estate Transfers. Register of Deeds Ashley furnishes the following list of transfers recorded in his office for the week ending August 26: W Moore to Roderick Rose, sw*i 26, 141-63. Burritt Durand to Roderick Rose, seJl 26,141-63. Alford & Gates to Buck, nej^ 16, 138-62. United States to W Henry, swk' 26, 141-63. United States to W Henry, se,\f 26, 141-63. Pfister estate to W Beck, all Sec 25, 142-65 neM 27,142-65 all Sec 13,141-65 w27,142-65. John Black to W Beck, all Sec 31, 141-64. S W Holsinger to Otley, ee^ 22, 144-66. W Webster to Mary Beck, all lot 9, al/z lot 10. block 41, Jamestown. Torger Torgerson to Henry A Barnes, all Sec 17,137-66. Anthony Spangler to Roderick Rose, neU 26,141-63. Teacher's Examination. At the court house, September 11th. Applicants will come supplied with nec essary stationery, promptly at 9 o'clock. ^•'%iiyffi'"1'iiVirrfflii^dir »*wiirfi«iii-iMriiirirti'«i in'ptfr" T. S. WADSWORTH.. I FOR ANXIOUS INQUIRERS. How to Make the Prohibition Law a Conspicuous and Il luminated Success. State tfnforceinent. Leagues Re minded of the Majesty of Their Authority. Details by Which the Friends of Temperance Can Reform a Man. 11' Not. Why Not? In acceding to a request, the state's attorney of Traill county has given the county enforcement league some very spicy and striking advice on how to make prohibition prohibit, and for the benefit of those anxious to enforce the law, and for the information of the public, The Alert reproduces the substance of it. He has gained his experience, ho says, in three years work of that specific char acter. in the first place, if not before harvest, then afterwards, all enforcement leaguers ought to read the prohibition law through. Its provisions may not all be grasped at one sitting, but its full di gestion would be a masterful aid in the accomplishment of the leagues object. The attorney reels off the substance of the law in sections, each one more com plete, effective and exterminating than the preceeding. Some of the criminal infractions are as fellows: To import for sale or gift, or barter, intoxicants as a beverage, is punishable by a line of not less than S200 or more than SI,000 and imprisonment for 00 days or a year, and for second offence from one to two years in the state peni tentiary. To secure the conviction by evidence, of an offense, is made easy by law. There are all kinds of legal aids given, and few subterfuges or technical ities can be devised to prevent a convic tion if the genuine evidence is obtained. It is not a specific sale or gift alone that is forbidden, but the "keeping for sale" and "offering for sale." When an affi davit is obtained that the law has been violated, district attorneys are given a double-barreled gun in an injunction and and a search warrant. nder the latter the sheriff may take possession of the premises and hold them until final judg ment, unless a bond to the value of the building is given that they shall not be used in violation of the law. Subpoena*) can be issued for the witnesses* The queston of perjury is then to be consid ered, and it is curious to speculate on bow many men will perjure themselves to screen a liquor seller. The experience of the attorney above named is that nine tenths of the men who have obtained liquor in violation of the law, will perjure themselves to protect the party who let them have the drinks, but with the tenth man, often the most effective work can be done. ''Sometimes, however,,, adds the attorney "the tenth man heads the procession, and you do not have to drill your way through the digital ranks to him." After an injunction has been served, the violator of any of its terms is in con tempt of court, and the offender is pun ishable with the same penalties as on conviction upon indictment, and can be summarily tried by the court, and not by a jury, where all sorts of accidents are liable to occur. The attorney further advises his temperance brethren: "These are not all the features of the prohibition law, and after harvest you had better iead it. Here are some things that you can do: If your neighbor is truthful, and gets drunk, find out where he got his liquor he may not suspect you you may be called a sneak for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you. Give me the information if 1 am away, give it to any of the officers of the league. If a man will make an affidavit, but does not want to complain or 'go to court,' take it I got one of this kind and in ten days the man who gave it was in jail himself, for selling liquor, but the affidavit went right on with its work, and plugged up the worst hole in the county, and drove its keeper out of the state. I was sorry for the man in jail, but I could not help it,—a gun will kick sometimes. "Cause the arrest of every man found drunk in a public place justices of the peace have full jurisdiction in such cases, and a fine or two sometimes leads to where he got the liiuor. "My final advice to you is, get evi dence as the father advised his son about getting money, get it honestly if you can, but get it. "Now if any exertion at all is made in the way of assisting officers, in addition to what is already accomplished, I do not see why an era cannot be established, which, if people would speak the honest convictions of their hearts, would be des cribed best by that oft quoted remark, so touching and expressive* *aid to have originated in a conversation between the executive's of two of our southern states." Has All the Improvements. Recent correspondence in the Yankton Press & Dakotan, gives the following in formation about the metropolis of the northern half of the great Jim river valley: Jamestown, on the east bank of the gently murmuring Jim, is located in the center of Stutsman county, on the North ern Pacific railroad, about midway be tween Fargo and Bismarck, and is one of the prettiest locations in the state, It contains a population of about twenty-five hundred. Was platted by the Northern Pacific railroad in 1878. All branches of S v*h .n. JAMESTOWN WEEKLT ALERT. VOL XV JAMESTOWN, NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3 1891 NO ti-'d^LJSSiEfes/' '.atoil: i-rFltrirWOTMWItt^ff liM li l«l business are well represented and in a thriving condition. The city is supplied with water for all purposes by an artesian well 1,476 feet deep, with a pressure of 104 pounds to the square inch and a flow of 575 gallons per minute. The city also has the elec trio light and telephone systems. The state insane hospital is located here, at a cost of §275,000. The grounds cover some 640 acres. The Presbyterian university, locuted in the eastern suburbs of the city, is on of the best structures of the character in the state. Among the more substantial business houses are two large three-story brick hotels, and several other two and three story brick and stone blocks. Two national banks, two weekly re publican papors, The Alert and Capital the former also publishes one of the best dailies in the state. There is one German weekly also published here. In fact all branches of business are well represented and in a flourishing condi tion. This point is the freight division of the Northern Pacific railroad James town is the county seat of Stutsman county, one of the best counties in the state, has four roads running east, west, north and south, all Northern Pacific system. James river heads at Antelope lake, Church county, this state, and is said to be longest (innavigable river in the United States. At this point it is about half as large as at Yankton. SHEEP HUSBANDRY. Lloyd & Hamilton, one of the most enterprising lirma in Jamestown, have in the past two years shipped into this county some forty thousand head of Montana sheep, and have sold them to the farmers on two years time. The wool clip this year iu Stutsman county will amount to over a half million pounds. Kidder county reports her wool clip this year at one hundred and fifty thousand pounds, and other counties have reported a good yield. Burleigh county perhaps takes the lead in sheep growing, being the longest in the business. The state west of the James river, will in a few years be come the leading wool producing country in the United States. There are in the neighborhood of one hundred thousand head of sheep in Stutsman county. A Farmer's Opinion. One of the large fanners of the Red river valley writes a sensible paper to the Fargo Argus on matters of present farm interest. He says: Wheatland, N. D.,—The public are interested to know the value of smudges in prevent ing frost. Hundreds of fires were burn ing last Saturday night around Wheat land without any apparent effect. The frost seems to have been harder in the vicinity where the most fires were built. In my view, the fires did no good, except by the beat produced. As to the damage caused by the late frost, men differ. Some wheat nearly ripe seems injured so as to fall down,and the beads break off. Very green wheat generally seems uninjured. There cer tainly can be no injury where the appear ance of the standing grain is unchanged. Near this town corn, potatoes and tender vegetables are badly hurt, but the grain seems about the same as before. Threshing now done shows that the hot weather has shrunk the wheot, so No. 1 northern is as good a grade as we shall generally get this year. While the frost may be found to have injured un cut gram stiil more. Fully two-thirds of the grain was standing when the frost came. It will be in order now for buyers and shippers of grain to beat the farmers as far as possible on grades and this is one of the years when expert inspectors are needed. I have never been able to see any good in our North Dakota law controlling ele vators and the inspection of grain, which our railroad commissioners are endeavor ing to enforce, and I do not believe in its expediency at this time, but if as report ed they have found elevators at Superior where our inspection will be recognized, some good may come of it. Good will come of it ultimately, if the elevators re fuse to store wheat and the farmers thereby be compelled to build granaries and store their own wheat. It was un fortunate for the farmers thht Governor Burke should have vetoed the Dennett bill which authorized any one for a nom inal rent to build warehouses for their own use upon the sidetracks of railroads in the state. This law, if enacted, would take away some of the monopolistic privileges of the elevators, but would not injure the railroads, as they would get the carrying of the grain the same as now. Any law or absence of law on the sub ject does not materially affect the inter ests of the people in this vicinity, for with two competing transportation com panies we have the best facilities going for shipment, and a majority of our peo ple ship their grain themselves, and such men would like to know how grain will be inspected when the farmers load the cars and the railroad companies seal them up and forward at once. The best thing the inspectors can do is to stand on the bridge and see the wheat cars cross the Red river. I have grown wheat for thirty-five years in Minnesota and Dakota, and have found the best condition of things to exist for wheat farmers where they put the grain into their own buildings in quantities and hold it there until the buyers come and buy from the farmei's own granary. Our wheat so held will not be wheat "in sight," and be used to depress the market. When our farmers are in condition to carry wheat over to another year if the price don't suit them, and sell their wheat upon their farms, then the matter of restrictions on elevator charges and rules for inspection will not trouble them. J. W. Burvham. A 1/ IN REGARD TO INSPECTION. Several State Papers Comment Upon the Subject of Grading and Marketing Grain. Hatch ot Threshing Returns Showing the Immensity of North Dakota Crops. State Banks Again Called Upon for Ueports—Facts From Foster County. The Press Pulpit. The following area few of the com ments of the North Dakota press on the subjects of grading wheat and the mar keting of grain. The country papers have taken up these matters in earnest, and the agitation will never cease until a fair measure of justice is obtained in the disposal of the crops of the state by the men who raise them. Edgeley Mail: Those who have studied the matter and have looked up the sta tistics, know that one of the greatest sources of income of the elevator com: panies has been the undergrading of wheat. One elevator that took in only a million bushels of No. 1 cleared out over two millions, raising sotne of the wheat three grades, and making 5575,000 out of the grading. Aberdeen Republican: The objec tions to the North Dakota elevator law. about which such a terrific racket has been made, seem to have simmered down to a single one of a fear of a blockade of wheat on the state line while awaiting inspection. This is simply frivolous. If no other objection can be urged, opposi tion had better cease. Farmers seem to be satisfied with the principles of the law and it seems to be a "go." Oakes Republican: In our estimation, if that law was enforced which says, that the railroads 6hall furnish cars to private shippers as readily as to elevators, all others regarding grain shipments might be wiped out. For if the farmer is then dissatisfied with the grade or price offer ed by elevators all he has to do is to ship his grain himself and the elevator com panies, although entirely unrestricted, will be compelled by this privilege to deal fairly with the farmer if they would hope to get the grain. Walsh County Record: The railroad commissioners, the elevators and the rail roads are having a mixed conflict over the enforcement of the state laws in re ference to the inspection of grain. The commissioners seem determined to en force these laws while the elevators seem as determined to evade them, and the railroads just now appear to be backing them. As these laws were made in the interest of the people of North Dakota with the intention of creating a standard, it does seem as if they should be respect ed. It is certain that the commissioners should be governed by them. It may be better that all our legislation shall be submitted to the wheat buyers and the railroad companies for their approval, be fore going into force, but as this has not been provided for we will haye to take the laws as they are. Of course the ele vators and railroads are charitable insti tutions, but, the recipients of charity are allowed some choice. It may be that in the whirligig of events some other com panies may be willing to buy our wheat without any charitable intentions. A FOREIGN WITNESS. Speaking of the demand of certain West Superior elevators to run as private houses and still have the benefits of the Minnesota inspection law, and the dis cussion of the matter between elevator owners and the Minnesota warehouse commissioners, the St. Paul Globe says: In the course of the heated debate Judge Williams cited the Battle Lake episode, where a competing elevator was run by a hardware meichant. He paid two or three cents more a bushel for wheat than Sawyer & Co. did, and, as a result, hftd the market by the breeches. To play even with him Sawyer establish ed a hardware store and undersold the other man. The result was the latter bought the wheat and the Sawyer com pany sold the hardware. Through this shrewd bit of stratecem the hardware merchant was speedily brought to terms and Sawyer & Co. have undisputed sway over the wheat realm, while the hardware merchant confines his enterprise and sagacity exclusively to that industry. udge Williams was displeased with this style of monopolistic management and expressed the fact that he thought the Sawyer coup unfair,but Sawyer was ready with sophistries and arguments which the judge unhesitatingly pronounced ced specious. It looks a little doubtful, and the elevator companies, should they deliver up their licenses as public eleva tors. will probably lose the protection thrown about them by the board. Some Actual Results. The yield of all kinds of gram will be good around Edgeley. Oats are going as high as 60 bushels to the acre, barley and rye over 30. LaMoure Chronicle: P. H. Stickles threshed a measured acre of barley one day last week and the yield was 73 bush els. The Evers brothers wanted a little oats and they found L. H. Evers' piece to start off at an average of 70 bushels. J.. K. Underwood's wheat field, north of his house, containing twenty acres, yielded 440 bushels of elegant No 1 hard —an average of 22 bushels. Lisbon Gazette: The Grobe boys have threshed their 60 acres, yielding an aver age of 24 bushels. Lucas Bros, have threshed part of their crop, the yield be ing 24 bushels to the acre. H.Cramer got an average of nearly 33 bushels on the farm just sold for the soldier's home site. R. S. Adams' wheat on sec. 32,133-54. 70 acres, was threshed this week and yield ed over 24 bushels to the acre. 1 ^-"wrpsyjr i" »r« Carrington & Casey are running twenty binders at the Livingstone farms. The N. P. Elevator Co. expect to put up a firstclass elevator at this place. Mrs. Isabella Young is very ill at the residence of J. H. Robertson. Fred Estabrook is again on the sick list. The following persons have all been on the sick list the past week, bat we are pleased to oote they are all improving: Mr. and Mrs. Elder, Miss Roseuau, Miss and Mrs. Louden. Mr. Eider received word last week from his brother Illinois, that they bad a cyclone there which damaged his broth er's buildings over one thousand dollars. Mrs. Walters has rented the hotel to Mr. Chisholm, who took possession on Monday. Mattie Leasure expects to start for Pennsylvania soon to spend the winter. Louisa Boyle returned home last week from her trip to Vermont. Investments of Mr. Jerome Hunt. Mr. Jerome Hunt left Saturday for Buffalo, New York, where he will spend a few weeks treating for a bronchi al trouble. Mr. Hunt has enough faith in Jamestown to become one of the heavy investors of the city. Since his arrival here this spring he has built a large brick block, which is now nearly com pleted. This structure is an ornament to the city and it is believed will prove a lasting and profitable investment to the enterprising owner. In addition to the block above referred to, Mr. Hunt has also advanced the money for another handsome business building, and to gather with loans, has put out here over 615,000 for a permanent business invest ment, in addition to the property already owned. The gentleman is expecting nothing but fair returns for his money. He is a firm believer in the future pros perity of the state and that with such will necessarily come tne growth and pros perity of Jamestown, the metropolis of the central portion of the great state. Mr. Hunt will return in November for a short visit. He expects to spend the winter in New York city and may possib ly visit the Toronto exposition this fall. Mrs. F. Klapp's Musieale. Mrs. F. Klapp gave her thirteenth musicaleTuesdav evening at her residence on First avenue. The program comprises instrumental and vocal selections, by her pupils, and by friends. These evenings of music and song have always proved interesting occasions to all who attended, and tonight will doubtless witness no exception to the rule. The following program has been arranged: 1- I),l.let~r!iust:• Killema freres Miss hlsie Gieseler and Mrs F. 2. Barcarolle. ... a srnitii Miss Eulie Glaspell. 8. The Mill......... Jensen MissBertlm Davidson. Minuet fr°iii 1st Grand Sonata. v. Weber Miss Myra Porter. 5. Song Murinurlnjt Zephyrs Jensen Miss Lena liellivou. C. La Grace....... l!ohm Miss Laura Gieseler. 7. Duet— Allmin lJlatt Kireliner .Miss Lula Maim S. (a Abend aesang Seiss (b.t Hexen tanz E. A. McDowell Mrs. h. Klapp. 9. Duet—Eitt der \\alkuren...AVajnior-Tiiusiir Miss Porter ami Miss Klapp. 10. Minuetto. V.....Ilawin Liss Ada Blaekwell. 11. AuMatin.. ..... js, dard Miss Belle 1 ilden. 12. ocal I)uet—Merry Friends Are A\..Comes Mis? liellivou ami Mrs. H. D. Adams. 13. Dorotliy. Old Knirlisli 1 »ance. Seymour Smith Miss Florence Wells. 14. A\altliers Prieslied, winder Meister sinjjer............ Wagner-CenUel Miss Elsie Gies-ler. 15. A alse in K. oi. Mos/.kowski Mrs. F. Klapp. Hail in New York and North Dakota. Col. George Sanford, editor of the Lansing, Mich., State Democrat, who spent three months in North Dakota health seeking, says in the last issue of his paper that strong hopes of a com plete recovery are entertained. The good will he bears to the state, is shown in the following reference to hail de struction in an eastern state: Utica, New York, had a hail storm the other day which destroyed the crops over a stretch of country two miles wide and nobody knows how long. The hail stones were as large as hens eggs, and were ter ribly destructive. But nobodv thinks anything of it. If this same hail had oc curred in North Dakota it would have been telegraphed to every newspaper in the land, and a big point scored against that country. Call for Hank Statements. Public Examiner Wallace has issued the second call for reports of the condi tion of all banks organized under the state law, at the close of business Aug ust 15th. There are 57 banks now in op eration in the state under this law. The first statements showed a large amount of bankingcap:tal had been invested in the state, that the banks were generally in a flourishing condition and were evi dently disposed to comply with the re quirements of the law. Express Agent Matison: Jamestown gardeners shipped west Monday 1,000 pounds of celery, and are making heavy shipments east and west every day. North Dakota celery is a great deal bet ter than the Kalamazoo article, which is grown low ground and is a larger and coarser plant. The Jamestown celery is small in size, tender and brittle. •'vifvwg •o+ Facts From Foster. Currington Independent: A prairie fire got into afield of oats belonging to Joseph Farquer, and it took the hardest kind of woik on the part of the neigh bors to save the field from being burned. Take this as a warning and plow fire breaks. I.- •. ''it! MM -M :.!R 1 I 1*1 1 Mil.