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M'. "vii #1 SOME FIGURES OP INTEREST. Report,of Tllden and Clough to the Electric Light Committee. Artesian Well Power Advo cated. Tests Made in South Dakota. Following is (he (all text of the report submitted by Mean*. Tilden and Olongb to Chairman Steel of the eleotrio light committee of the city oounoil, last week: To the Chairman of Eleotrio Light Com mittee, City of Jameatown, N. D. Sir:—In compliance with instructions received from you, we have visited the citiea of Aberdeen, Mellette, Woon socket and Yankton in South Dakota, at which place* watermotora are now or have been in use for the purpose of running eleotrio light and other machinery, the power of auoh motors being derived from the How and pressure of artesian wells. AT ABRBDBEN—We learned that a mo tor, constructed by local mechanics, con sisting of one 36-inch and one 28-inch, wheel, so long as the pressure of the well remained higher than GO pounds to the square inoh, gave ample and sufficient power to run 12 arc lights, olaimeJ to be of 2,000 candle power each. It was stated that 16 such lights could be run with this machine, but not with so good effeot as when 12 only were in the cir cuit. As the pressure of the well fell below 60 pounds, and has remained be* low, and the suply of water has become very uncertain and irrepulr, the use of the motor was discontinued. AT MELLETTE we saw a water motor wheel, built as we were informed on the spot. Said motor was successfully oper ating a flouring mill of 50 barrels capacity per diem of 10 hours. The wheel iB 50 inches in diameter outside of bucket and 48 inches at inside, making the buckets 2 inches deep. This mill requires, when run to full capacity, about 40-horse power, and owners informed us that no trouble bad been experienced in running all their machinery with their motor. The pressure of their well is 180 poundB per square inch when closed, and the Bow is stated to be 1,300 gallons per minute. Diameter of well 4 inches and depth 910 feet. AT WOONSOCKET we found a flouring tnili, 75 barrels capacity. This mill also requires 40-horse power to run it when all in use. The motor here used is a 48 inch Pelton wheel. Pressure of well closed, 130 pounds to the inch pressure when water is flowing through a 1% noz zle, 100 pounds per inch flow of well, wide open, claimed to be 4,000 gallons per minute diameter of well is 7 inches throughout, and depth 775 feet. AT YANKTON—At the Excelsior mill we saw a 72-inoh Pelton wheel, which has been calculated to yield ample power for thi6 mill of 160 barrels capacity. At present only 17 horse power is being required from the wheel. The water is taken by this wheel through a ljd inoh nozzle with open pressure of 25 pounds to the inch, the pressure standing at 52 pounds when well is closed, and at 20 pounds when a 1% inch nozzle is used. The flow of this well is 3,000 gallons per minute, its depth 290 feet, and diameter S inches throughout. We also saw at Yankton, turbine wheel of about 18 inches diameter which has been used in running the electric plant of that city. The number and power of lights was not ascertained, but is certainly as great, if not greater, than at Jamestown. This wheel is now furnishing 25 horse power to a roller mill. The reason given for its discontinuance in connection with the light plant being that all its power is required by the owners of the roller mill for their own purposes, which was not the case when it was used for the lights. From the best information that we can obtain on these matters, we find that the types of water motors which we have seen, are competent—when properly mounted—to yield for practical pur poses from 70 to 80 per cent of the horse power developed by the stream which drives them. We feel satisfied from what we have seen that the water motors above mentioned are efficient and econ nomicial machines and admirably adapted for use with artesian power. From tests made at Jamestown, we find that our well here has a closed pressure of 95 to 97 pounds, with all leaks run ning. Estimating that the pressure is fully 100 pounds per.inch, wben ail leaks and bleeders are shut off, and that the flow is equal to 400 gallons per minute. The horse power of the well standa at about 22, of which from 14 to 16 would be available by the use of a firstclafs motor or turbine. In view of the fore goiug we are of the opinion that from twelve to sixteen arc lights of 2,000 candle power each can be successfully operated by the power of the Jamestown well. Respectfully, B. P. TILDES. A. M. CLOUGH. Dated May 2nd, 1892. AGRICULTURAL LETTER. Proposed legislation for the Benefit Of the Farmer. WASHINGTON, May 7.—Tha week has been extremely dull as regards anything of interest to the farmer, the most im portant legislation being the passage by the house of a bill which puts upon the free list "all binding twine manufactured in whole or in part from, istle, Tampioo fibre, jute, manilla, sisal grass, or sunn." Senator Call has introduced a resolu tion creating a special oommittee of nine to consider and "report to the senate some legislation that will relieve the scarcity of money amongst the farmers in all parts of the country," and "whether it is not practicable to establish some agency, depository, sub-treasury, or banking system by whioh, with govern ment aid, money shall be kept in every community within the need of the peo ple, at a low rate of interest," or "to devise some system by which the per petual flow of money from all parts of the country to the business centers shall be limited and restrained" so that a sufficient amount of money may remain in the agricultural district*. The sugar trust is said to have made 126,000,000 a year slnoe its formation and Representative Scott of Illiuois, has introduced a resolution asking the attor ney general whether this trust has vio lated any anti-trust law, and whether prosecutions have been instituted against them. The judiciary oommittee has re ported favorably on this resolution and it is thought that it will soon pass the house. REPLY TO,MR. SAUNDERS. The Independent Prohibition Discus* sion. More Light on the Con troversy. Editor Alert: I read an aiticle in the flrht issue of "Independent Dakotan," headed "Williams Cooled." I was a little surprised, and yet not a great deal either, at oertain statements made by the writer, Mr. Saunders, for a person whoonoe makes a false statement will reiterate the same. He re-asserts in his letter that I suggested to him the oalling of his "mass meeting" of prohibitionists at Grand Forks, March 8th. This statement or any other he might make cuts very little figure, but as I have already publicly de clared that I made no such suggestion, it becomes a matter of veracity between him and myself. I challenge Mr. Saun ders to publish my card on whioh I sug gested, not calling a mass meeting, but the prohibition state oommittee of which I was a member. The wording of this card «as, as near as I can remember, this: "I have called the independent state central committee to meet at Grand Forks, March 8th. You had better call your committee to meet at the same time in order to save expense." The latter suggestion because some were on both committees. Now if Mr. S. has any manliness left will he publish ju9t what my suggestion was? If he fails to do so I shall take it for granted he intends to deliberately misrepresent. Again he makes the statement that at the inde pendent convention as Grand Forks, Sept. 25th, 1890, that "25 members of the farmers' alliance met with 47 prohibi tionists in joint convention." Will Mr. S. please publish the names of the 47 prohibitionists who were not members of the alliance? I stand ready to publish the names of 37 members of the alliance who were present in that convention, which will leave him but 35 who were not members and a large number of those are now members of the organiza tion. Again failing to publish names the public can readily believe that de liberate misrepresentation is intended. Again he states that at the prohibition mass meeting, March 8th, Mr. Garver asked us if we would join them if they would strike out the word "paramount." This much of it is true, but we were not quite green enough for that, if we were only a lot of "hayseeds,'1 for then we would have been subscribers to a paper declaring that prohibition is THE issue instead of the "paramount isfine," and pledging ourselves "to support the national prohibition ticket." He says then he asked Mr. Muir if we would join them if they would destroy the paper altogether. I heard no such proposition from Mr. S. or anyone else, nor did Mr. Muir, because no such proposition was made. Does the gentleman intend to misrepresent in this also, or is his mem ory defective? He also says that the committee of whioh I was chairman two years ago, was only a campaign committee and not a state central oommittee as claimed. He makes this assertion in the face of the fact that at the head of a circular he got up during the campaign of 1890 and sent broadcast over the state stands this: "Independent movement, alliance state oentral comthittee. M. D. Williams, Jamestown, chairman E. E. Saunders, Jamestown, secretary and treasurer." This committee was formed by the joint convention of alliance men and prohibi tionists and was the committee that handled all the funds and ran the cam paign. I believe it is customary for a state central committee to remain in force until a meeting of the state con vention relieved them by appointing anew one. He says this committee's work ended with the campaign, and yet he recognized it as being iif full force on the 8th day of March last, by coming before it and making his reports and placing in my handB papers in his own hand writ ing calling it a "state central committee'? and not a "campaign committee" as claimed, by him now. I made no state ment that he was receiving compensation for work done in the prohibition eause. I said "he was iifiin? money furnished by the national prohibition committee, and doing more to defeat the cause of prohibition than any other man in the state." He has done more by his oourse lately to injure the cause in this state than a dozen liquor advocates oould have llone. It seems to me that he is now secretary of an organization known as the "State Enforcement league," and what has he done towards the enforce ment of the law? I believe that he does say that the league did "resolve" to pub lish the prohibition law in pamphlet form for distribution over the state. This oertainlv will go a great way towards en forcing the law! I am afraid that the "blind pigs" were terribly frightened when they heard that Mr. S's league had passed that "resolve"! What a "hurry ing to and fro" there must have been for fear that "resolve" would be after them! Now I wish to state that I am as much of a prohibitionist as Mr. Saun ders is or dare be, but I believe in doing anything in the cause in a fair and hon orable manner. As to his olaiming for (he prohibitionists the name of independ ent it seems strange that he did not say in his call for that "mass meeting" that it was a meeting of the "independent (prohibition) party," as he likes to call it now, but at that time it was "prohibi tion party," nothing more, nothing less. Whioh is really the independent party, will be settled at the proper time in the proper way and need not be discussed at length here. Hoping Mr. 9. will see fit to publish my postal oard and his list o! 47 prohibitionists, I am, yours truly, M. D. WILLIAMS. Jamestown, N. D., May 5,1892. Stock, Hay and Grain. W. T. Melvin, one of the old-time farmers of the oounty, writes the follow ing to the editor of the Country Gentle man: Please allow me to say a few words in reply to H. Sage's letter on "Cheap Hay Shelter," page 224. I am in favor of stacking hay, not heaping it—as is the oustom generally in America, where fully thirty or forty per cent is wasted in the so-oalled stacking. My experience has taught me that the best of hay has been stacked. I am a short-horn, a native of the oounty of Durham, brought up to farming from my boyhood have seen haystacks put up for a colliery or coal mine that would average from 150 to 200 tons each, and these would be let by con tract to be thatched at about $6 or 88 each, and would stand for two or three years before being used for horses and ponies in the mine then there would not be more than 5 per cent of waste or spoiled hay from water or winds. They would be as likely to send it down the mine direct from the meadow as to put it in mows under cover. I have made hay and grain stacks for considerably over twenty years (always make my own), and can, if I am spared, make other haystacks this season that will turn any amount of rain and wind (cyclones excepted), and stand uncovered until the next season and then there will not be ten—no, not six per cent of spoilt hay. I have part of a haystack that will have stood two years by June uncovered, and will venture to say that there is not ten per cent of loss in it by wet, etc. I many a time say that it is only a nickname given to some men to call themselves farmers. No practice, no theory, no nothing—what can they hope for but ruin? It may be said that we have no rain here, but I have seen quite as heavy and searching rains as in England. I fully endorse what Mr. Sage says of the so called hay stacks, and grain stacks are equally bad and no wonder—the shape will warrant it (coffee-pot), being all top, and the butts being higher than the heads of the sheaves. Had the men who own grain now standing and lying in heaps in the stubble in this county and the adjoining one, been able to make a stack, there would not have been more than five or six per cent of waste or loss, but as it is, ullv fifty per cent is lost, and the remainder is only available for pig feed. One instance in stacking grain this last season (the wetteet I have seen) was that of two young men, (English, you know) who farm near me, who stacked their grain in September. It stood all through the rains in Ootober, was not threshed until the very latter part of November, after we had a heavy snow storm, and it came out in good shape—vastly different from what many predicted, tbe color was so bright and even. Indeed, they realized two cents per bushel more for what they sold to the mill here than was paid for wheat that bad been threshed from staoks which had been only shocked. I would say, in conclusion, that farmers in England take more care of their man ure piles than they do here of their hay or grain stacks. ANOTHER ENGLISHMAN. Jamestown, N. D., April 5. REPUBLICAN SHAFTS Sent by the State Executive Com mittee. A nomination on the republican ticket this fall will mean an election, not only on the state ticket, but in nearly every county in the state. There will be con tests, of course, during and before the convention, but the republicans of North Dakota area pretty loyal set. Recent augmentations to the state fund for the benefit of common schools make the magnificent sum of nearly one and three quarter million dollars, the interest from which is to be divided pro rata among the counties and by them appor tioned to the district schools. North Da kota is proud of its schools and would support them at any cost, but the ordi nary taxpayer will not be slow in accept ing the relief which will be afforded by the excellent financial management of a republican state administration. The fact that wool, barley, wheat nearly always, and most vegetables are from 20 to 30 per cent higher at Neche than just over the Canadian border is one well calculated to make the ordinary North Dakotan hesitate before condemn ing the republican tariff laws. There is a striking difference between the legisla tion now in force in this respect and that attempted by Mr. Miljs and Ins democratic colleagues. While nearly every artiole of farm produce now re ceives the benefit of protection, Mr. Cleveland's pet measure called for abso lute free trade in agricultural products except such as came from the south. Who is ItP From personal want column in the Minneapolis Times: PERSONAL—Business man would like to make the acquaintance of young lady object, matrimony no trifle™ need answer. Address Lock Box 44, James town, N. D. It is said that numerous answers have been received to the above and the pros peot is that a combination will be effected. WHY SHE LEFT THE FLAT. She Could Submit to Snnba, bat "Neigh boring" Wit* Too Much for Her. They were coming down town together in a Broadway car, and the woman in the plush jacket was pouring her tale of woe into the sympathetic left ear of her neighbor in the sealskin coat. "Yes, I've moved," she said. "We're given up flat life and are going to live in a hotel for awhile./ No, it wasn't the traditional causes that drove me out, either. I'd grown used to the dumb waiter, had established fairly friendly relations with the janitor, and my serv ant agreed beautifully with the other servant, who washed on the same day she did. "We had lived in the flat almost six months. No on« had called, and I, being used to the ways of smaller cities, had decided that the people meant to snub me. 1 didn't mind it. Harry and I were very comfortable. I had mother with ine part of the time, and—well, everything was lovely. "One evening 1 was in the bathroom, which opened off the court. 1 had a severe cold in my lungs, and I confided the fact to Harry, who sat in our 'den,' further down the hall. I suppose that I must have raised my voice just a 1-i-ttle, when Harry suggested that I use goose grease and I replied that I hadn't any in the house. "Well, my dear, in just ten minute? the bell rang and my maid came to me with a saucer and a message from the old lady who lived in the flat above me. The saucer contained goose grease and the message was to the effect that the dear old lady had heard me express a wish, etc., and begged 1 would accept it. "I was pleased. It was so sweet and nice of her that tears came to my eyes as I took the saucer and retreated into the bathroom again. The door had hardly closed when—another ring, an other maid, another saucer, this time from the young married woman on the top floor. "How ungrateful 1 had been! How kind and truly good were all these peo ple! My meditations were interrupted by another ring, another maid, another supply of the gopse grease. The maiden lady who kept house for her brother had sent it up, and would I please rub it in well and go to bed at once. Then the Irish servant girl across the hall brought some in and gave it to the queen of my kitchen, and I had to take in and shel ter two more consignments while they were exchanging the courtesies of the evening. "All were represented before the even ing was over, except that the offerings varied. The widower on the first floor said his Maria had died of a neglected cold on the lungs, and he sent me a bot tle of the Consumptive Sufferer's Relief, which she had found very soothing in her last hours. A 6weet old grand mother on the second floor sent me a mustard plaster all ready for applica tion, and the widow who boards with her contributed a box of four-grain qui nine pills and a medical journal. "Martha and 1 spent the entire even ing receiving these neighborly offerings, while Harry sat still and chuckled. By II o'clock we had ample stock for a small apothecary shop. "From that night everybody in the block regarded me as a being snatched from death by his or her remedy. I gave them all a common interest to discuss. Harry was waylaid in the hall, Martha was intercepted on her way to and from the clothesline, 1 myself was subjected to various medical questions by the widower, the grandmother and the young married woman on the top floor. "I was growing thin and pale. I simply had to have a change of scene— and people. So we moved. No, I'm not exaggerating. I haven't even done the subject justice." But the woman in the sealskin coat thought she had —New York World. John Darns' Two Salts. An amusing anecdote of the dock strike is related by Mr. John Burns. It is a story of two suits of clothes. One day the newness of Mr. Burns' attire aroused the suspicions of a political adversary, who accused him on the strength of this evidence of "making a fine thing out of the poor dockers." Hereupon Mr. Burns insisted on relating the history of his new suit. It was very simple. Mme. Tussaud being desirous of adding a wax model of Mr. Burns to her collection, she expressed a wish to present him faithfully "in his habit as he lived." "Very well," said Mr. Burns "but if you want to take my clothes, it is only fair to give me another rigout." So she did, and hence the gloss of novelty. The explanation was accepted, but some time afterward Mr. Burns once more appeared in a new suit, which was £o evidently not the same suit that bis old antagonist sarcastically shouted. "You didn't get them at Mme. Tus Baud's." This time it appears the scoffer was correct, it appeared that Mr. Louis Tussaud bad also set up a model of Mr. Burns in his rival establishment, in Re gent street, and he, too, desired to strip she dockers' champion of his garments, [n common fairness, the latter was bound to stipulate for the same terms. Thus, once more, the explanation was simple. The suspicious suit was not Mme. Tussaud's. but it was a Tussaud suit for all that. —Sau Francisco Argo naut. 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