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VII, VIGOR AND VICTORY.
Jamestown Baseball Boys Cap ture the Leland Cup from New Rockford. Three Hundred Teams and 650 Men Throwing Dirt on the Soo Line. Attorney Camp Tells The Alert About a Visit to Fort Totten. The train from the north last Monday was little late, but it brought back an enthusiastic crowd of local sports from the baseball game at New Rockford, and they had with them the handsome silver cup which represents the amateur base ball championship of North Dakota. The Jamestown club won it with a rush by a score of 11 to 4, after one of the prettiest games of the season. A purse of 850 a side was also up, which sum the boys likewise secured as a trophy of their valor on the diamond field. They report an elegant time and speak highly of the New Rockford team, notwithstanding the failure of the latter organization to ac cept the result gracefully and provide the creature comforts appropriate to such occasions. The boys from this city are not unreasonable—having won all the money in sight, they could not expect the New Rockford fellows to borrow he price of a supper for ten men. Betting was indulged in to a great extent and a large amount of New Rockford currency is in circulation in Jamestown to-day. The cup won by the Jamestown club Friday afternoon, was first played for at La Moure on Friday, August 24,1888, at the opening of the Leland hotel, and was presented to the Jamestown club at that time by the Hon. E. P. Wells. In 1890 the Melville club came to this city and carried the cup away owing to Jamestown's failure to maintain a regu larly organized club that season. At the opening of the present season, New Rockford won the cup from Melville, and held it against all comers until the game of Friday. It is a handsome prize, appropriately inscribed as above set forth, and the local team is justly proud of their success in again securing pos session of it. The cup has been placed on exhibition in one of Strong & Chase's windows. The players who made np the James town team Friday, were Geo. Nelson, B. E. Nashold, H. L. Briggs, 1 Wm. Walters, 2 G. C. Back, 3 M. Nashold, as E. Marrell, rf T. H. Poole, of Bert Proctor, If. Manager Coggeehall accompanied the clnb, and deserves a full share of credit for the result achieved. The New Rockford battery was Mulve hill and Carland, the latter being a pro fessional pitcher from Minneapolis, ac cording to report. The game was am pired by Joseph Cleary of New Rockford, and H. B. Wood of this city, and the score by innings was as follows: Innings 123 456789 Jamestown 0 1040132 0—11 New Rockford 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0— 4 Among those who went from James town to witness the game were C. A. Klaus J. Moody, L. Niemeyer, H. Niemeyer, W. Gleason, G.Porter, Dorman Baldwin, David Carnigan, Perry Carnigan and Ed. MoLain. A large delegation also went from Carrington, many ladies being in the party, and all carrying flags. It was a jolly crowd and interest in the contest was at a high pitch. The regular trains were held to accommodate the visitors, who reached home at 9:30 last night. There is great hostility between the Carrington and New Rockford ball men, and Carrington boys took home some $200 of the New Rockford wealth, while Jamestown's backers gob 8400 or 8500 themselves. The New Rockford men were game enough to bet on their team early in the game, but weakened after wards. The guying that New Rockford got from their Carrington rivals was something awful, it is said. Throwing Dirt. The Soo graders have not yet reached Stutsman county, bat are throwing dirt as fast as 300 teams and 650 men oan stir it ap along the line in Barnes county, and foar miles of continuous grade, with bridge are now ready for the rails. The road takes the north side of the river from Valley City to a point about three fourths of a mile west of the Boardman farm, where it crosses the river thenoe it continues along the bottom lands about one and one-half miles, when it takes np the side hill on a grade of 42 feet to the mile, and strikes the prairie about a mile aorthwest of Fletcher's place. It crosses the Northern Pacifio half a mile north of Odell station, and passing north and west, passes one mile from the Uxbridge postoffice—on Bascom's farm. It leaves the ooanty a mile irest of John Gibson's. Graders are at work as far northwest as Carrington. •LO, THE POOR INDIAN. A Jamestown Man Tells The Alert Something About a Visit to Ft. Totten. Edgar W. Camp: I want to tell you a little about Fort Totten. On the Fourth the Indians had their great dance about a mile from John Waugh's house. They had a big time and enjoyed the temporary return to savagery. I suppose there is enough of the primitive man left of us to make horse-play in breech clouts enjoyable of a summer day. The braves who wore paint instead of clothes did not seem much more barbarian than the rest of us, whose gewgaws area trifle more expensive. Mr. Waugh has done good work up there. lie aided largely in getting the Indians to take their lands in severalty, advised them in spending and saving the large sums of money that Uncle Sam paid for their surplus lands, and lately has succeeded after much effort in relieving the overcrowded Turtle moun tain reservation of over seven hundred Canadian breeds. Theqe breeds hav9 been quartered on the United States for years without any right and it required tact and firmness to get rid of them. The natives all like and obey Mr. Waugh who handles his business like a veteran. Mrs. Waugh has familiarized herself with the ways and ideas of red femininity and even knows enough Sioux to have some conversation with the older squaws, who speak no English. The Fort Totten Indians are probably as good and progressive as any in the country the younger ones show plainly the good effect of the various schools, notably the Catholic, kept for many years by sisters, one of whom has worn herself out and retired. The scenery about the reservation is pleasant and picturesque. Senator Palmer is a good landlord. Major and Mrs. Waugh's kindness made our visit most enjoyable. The Indian policemen maintain good order and arrest all wrongdoers on the reservation. Fire water is what many an Indian wants but he can't get it ex cept away from home. For the first time in my life I saw more than twelve hun dred people having a big Fourth of July, and not a single drunken man in the crowd. Republican Convention. A republican county convention "will be held at the court hoase in the city of Jamestown, on Saturday,July 30th, 1892, at 2 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of electing nine delegates to represent Stntsman county in the state conven tion, which will be held at Fargo, North Dakota, on Taesday, August 2nd, 1892. The pnmanes to elect delegates to said ooanty convention will be held on Mon day evening, July 25, 1892, the polls to be opened at 8 o'clock p. m., and remain open until 9 o'clock p. m. The voting places for the several pre cincts and representation which each is entitled to, are as follows: Jamestown, 1st ward court house 10 2nd engine house 11 3rd old court house... 6 4th N. S. school house 7 Buchanan station, Buohanan school house 3 Corinne, school house, Sec. 29-144-62.. 2 Durham,New Washington school house 1 Eld ridge, school house in Eldridge.... 4 Esler, Point's school house 1 Edmunds, H.JE. Sunday's store 2 Iowa, Phillips'school house 1 Melvin, Melvin's school house 2 Medina, telegraph office 1 Mutz, Mutz school house 2 Montpelier, Montpelier school house.. 1 Mt. Pleasant, Buzzell's school house.. 2 Pingree, Pingree school house 3 Spiritwood lake, school house near Gray's 2 Spiritwood station, school house 2 Stirton, school house Sec. 34-139-67... 1 Sbarlow, Sbarlow's ranch 1 Windsor, school house at Windsor.... 2 Ypsilanti, school house 3 Strong, at Jandell's ranch 1 F. B. FANCHER, C. WADE. Chairman Rep. County Com. Sec. Dated at Jamestown, N. D, July 13,"92. Republican League Call. JAMESTOWN, N. D., July 15,1892. There will be a meeting of the republi can clubs of North Dakota, held at Fargo, at 9 o'clock a. m., Aug. 2nd, 1892, for the purpose of seleoting delegates and alternates to the annual convention of the National Republican league of the United States, which shall convene in the city of Buffalo, N. Y., at one o'clock, on September 1st, 1892. Delegates and alternate* shall be apportioned as fol lows: Two delegates at large from each state organization^ the league, and two delegates from each congressional dis trict, together with president and secre tary of each state league, and all officers of the national organization, who shall be ex-offloio delegates. R. E. W. E. WALLACE, President. PATTEBSON, Secretary. (Republican papers please copy.) SOME FARM STATISTICS. Number of Acres Sown and the Yield of Crops in Stuts man County. Notes About the Campers Holding Forth at Spirit wood Lake. Hotel Accommodations Need ed—Would be a Good Investment. The returns made by the county asses sors, under instructions from the com missioner of agriculture and labor, show some interesting figures. In addition to making the regular assessment, the as sessors are required to obtain statistics upon a variety of subjects, which are filed with the county auditor for the in formation of the public. Messrs. Wright, Severn and Maronny have apparently taken care to perform this work care fully, and the aggregate sum of the figures furnished for each commissioner district affords an idea of what Stutsman county farmers have done and are doing in the line of grain raising, stock grow ing, etc. A number of these items are given below: Acreage sown and the yield ot the orops for the year 1891: Number of acres in wheat, 54,029 oats, 10,149 barley 2,694 flax, 787 rye, 383 corn, 192 po tatoes, 569. Number of bushels of wheat raised, 1,031,472 oats, 355,703 barley, 75,372 flax, 4,835 rye, 8,356 corn, 2,591 potatoes, 77,159. The number of tons of hay of all kinds cut in 1891 was 25,445, of which 20,985 tons was wild or prairie bay. Estimated number of bushels of grain lost or wasted by reason of unusually wet weather last autumn, or failure to get threshing done in proper season: Wheat, 85,545 oats, 27,385 barley, 5,730 flax, 4,850. Number of bushels of wheat threshed but rendered unmarketable, and worthless except for feed, by reason of wet fall in 1891, or by being kept in stack or shock over winter, 21,145. The acreage of the different JAMESTOWN WEEKLY ALEET. VOL XV JAMESTOWN, NORTH DAKQTA. THURSDAY JULY 21 1892 NO 51 cerealB sown or planted this year is given as follows: Wheat, 55,753 oats, 11,049 barley, 4,317 flax, 199 rye, 1,275 corn, 54 potatoes, 477. This is an increased acreage over 1891 for wheat, oats, barley, and rye, and a decrease in the number of acres planted to flax, corn and potatoes. Millet and Hungarian grass for hay is being cultivated more generally, 2,229 acres being in this year. The value of poultry and eggs sold during 1891 is placed at $4,981. Number of pounds of butter made in family, 120, 060 in factory or creamery, 12,950. Number of pounds of cheese made, 5,480. Value of animals fattened and killed daring the year 1891, $29,662. Number of pounds of wool clipped in 1891,65,847. Number of acres of all varieties of grow ing tree*, 822. Burke or Bust. Grand Forks News: The roll is being called all over North Dakota today. The shibboleth ofj the managers has been sounded from vale to hills—with ram's horns, oxophones, bag-pipes, Eillallus, Ormolus and cuckoos—that it shall be Burke or Bust. Let the merry concert attain its grand finale. That is an al ternative that possesses no terror for the thousands of the friends of the "old gray farmer of Batchelor's rove." Let the blizzard bells tintinabulate from dawn to dusk the frosty variations of the office holders' song: "Burke or Bust." Let the oxophones accentuate the time with their candal rhyme in the merriest fly time of the year—as the urban bands come down with a grand bumbaloo and whick whack—of brass drums, cymbals, and trombones. Burke or Bust! The farmers and workers of North Da kota are listening to the echoes! Keep it up, boys, while you may. The old gray farmers will rally the skirmishers on the school house center, early Nov. 8th. They are enjoying the music. They will be in it at the grand finale, and the Burke will bnst! He States the "Consideration." Grand Forks Herald: Delegate Glea son, who flopped from Harrison to Blaine notwithstanding the fact that "before, during and since the convention, the ad visability of renominating Harrison was very evident to his mind," publishes a card explaining his position, that is, his flop. Hia card states considerations which might well have constrained him to vote for Blaine at the outset, but nothing whatever that should have in dnoed him to flop, for no change occurred in the situation from the time Mr. Glea son waa elected a delegate nntil the con vention nominated Harrison, except the exposure of the weakness and audacity of the anti-Harrison movement. it "3 t? Vt f-^ SPIRITWOOD LAKE RIPPLES. Notes About the Campers Who Fre quent This Popular Summer Re* sort. The Chautauquans struck their tents Monday. Several big pickerel have rewarded the trailers lately. The little steamer did not run on Sun day during the Chautauqua, and the revenue will thereby be diminished somewhat. Jack Gray has anew boat, built by that well known builder Joseph Dingle of West St. Paul, who has also supplied Bob Wallace and other parties with craft this season. A large party from Cooperstown is making their annual camp on the south side of the lake near Gray's house. Among the gentlemen is Hon. David Bartlett, who has become a regular visitor of the lake. They have two large tents and plenty of camp equipage. Bob Wallace's camp presents the usual scene of comfort and sociability. A large number of guests have been entertained since the Fourth. Music, fireworks and frolic are never totally absent, nt Bob's. This season's record of fish taken, counted, verified and—eaten has never been exceeded. A party consisting of Messrs. Pannell and Severn, Misses Melvin, Wall and Pannell and Mr. and Mrs. M. Fogarty spent a few days at the lake last week. They say they had the best camping place on the lake, the best boat, the best weather and the best of everything including the fish which George Severn —didn't catch. The "Liars Club" is in full swing at the Blackwell camp. Several members have been fined for telling the truth. Saturday night Drs. DePuy, Kendncks and Vidal joined the assembly. Sunday was spent in devout attendance at the Chautauqua prayer meetings. Not a fish pole was disturbed, and not a fish story related. Monday evening, while the robin was singing his vespers, Judge Fish of Racine, who had become intensely in terested in reading a French novel, acci dentally fell off the wharf and got his nasal ducts filled with lake water. This morning a suit of red underwear was hung out to dry near the camp. The necessity of accommodations for the public was never seen so clearly as this year at the lake. A hotel, with stabling facilities, boats, bait, tackle and the usual resort amusements, would do a good business for 4 or 5 months iu the year. The hunting season would pro long the business late into the fall. A place for families to go and spend a week or two, with desirable board, is some thing greatly needed at the lake. Detroit, Minn., annually gets thousands of pleasure seekers, and Spiritwood is not a whit less attractive. North Da kota people would flock to this charming resort ftom all parts of the state, if there were any regular and comfortable accom modations. The citizens of Jamestown and the Northern Pacific railroad com pany should take bold of the matter and make Spiritwood the most famous resort in the state. Its location and attractions are unequalled. There are hundreds of summer resorts in the country that have been made famous by a hotel and by ad vertising, and have not a fraction of the natural advantages of Spiritwood. Has Lost Respect. Referring to The Alert's charge that the public instructor's office has been ex travagantly conducted, the Grand Forks Herald says: "The department of instruction has lost the respect of many of the leading educators of the state from its disagreea ble habit of persistently flooding teachers, county superintendents and others with needless, useless, senseless 'circulars, forms, guides,' etc., just as The Alert says. These are printed at great expense at Bismarck, it is alleged, in furtherance of a certain agreement made by Deputy Cathro with a gentle man not officially connected with the de partment, in consideration of which agreement the deputy received his ap pointment, which bad been promised to two othet persons, through the influence of the certain Bismarck gentleman above referred to, who worked the state ed ucational association to that end in a way despised by reputable professional educators. Further particulars fur nished on application." Mr. Fancher Would Accept. It is understood that F. B. Fancher will be a candidate for the office of insur ance commissioner on the republican state ticket provided it is the wish of the Stutsman county delegation and the convention. Mr. Fancber •ays he will not be disgruntled if he does not succeed, but will turn in and help any other Stutsman man get what be can. The county delegation has not yet been named or names suggested for publication. In the selection of the delegation there will be much interest in the eity and county as well. jHp-t-up? «P DEATH OF J. M. BURKE. A Pioneer Citizen of James town Passed Away Tue-s day Night. New Republican Candidates Coming Out for State Offices. Work of the Board of Equal ization.—A Crop Esti mate. After a lingering and painful illness of many weeks duration, J. M. Burke passed away nt 8:30 o'clock Tuesday night. His condition was regarded as critical some weeks ago, but an improvement was soon after apparent and hopes were enter tained of his recovery. The continued hot weather greatly retarded convalesc ence, however, and his once strong con stitution, now shattered by long suffer ing, finally succumbed to the grim de stroyer. Mr. Burke was 62 years of age, and had been a resident of Jamestown since 1882. He was a native of Maine, remov ing from that state to North Dakota ten years ago. He opened a blacksmith shop in this city, purchased a home, and con tinued in business here until stricken down by chronic derangement of the liver which developed into an abscess and caused his death. Being a man of generous disposition and upright char acter, many warm friendships were formed by him and he was held in respect by the entire com munity. Three daughters are left to mourn his death, one of whom arrived a few weeks ago from California to be at his bedside. A brother, C. H. Burke of Grand Forks, and a sister, Mrs. H. B. Eastman of the same city, were also with him during a portion of his last illness, and did all in their power to render his sufferings less intense. They returned home a couple of weeks ago, thinking he was out of danger, but are expected here to attend the funeral. Another sister, Mrs. J. W. French, resides at Delles, Washington. Two of Mr. Burke's daughters, Misses Nellie and Bertha, were with him when dissolution occurred, and the other daughter, Mrs. S. P. Strout, resides at Fern Hill, Washington. His wife died about five years ago. Mr. Burke was a member of the Ma sonio order, and carried life insurance in a Masonic company. Jamestown lodge, A. F. & A. M., will have charge of the funeral, which was held Thursday forenoon at 10 o'clock, at the Methodist Episcopal church. New Republican Candidates. Candidates for places on the republi can state ticket are becoming known. The Red River valley promises to pro duce its full quota. Occasionally a new name is heard of in connection with a state position, like that of Banker Lewis of the Red River Valley National bank of Fargo who wants to be state treasurer. The Argus says that it is reported that Mr. Lewis is "after the nomination primarily to injure Governor Burke, and has no real expectation of getting it. Whether this is a fact or not, his candidacy is naturally inimical to that of Burke, because both are Fargo men." There has been nothing related yet as to how Deacon Roger Allin is mending his rapidly falling fences. The fact that he has been seeking the nomination for governor as a prohibitionist and is said to be a railroad champion at the same time, will render his nomination practi cally out of the question. Political information from Grand Forks is that Mayor L. B. Richardson is a candidate for lieutenant governor. State Auditor Bray is quoted as saying that if he got the postoffice appointment at the Forks, it is a matter of doubt with him whether he would accept it, or not, and that the appointment will not be made until after the election. Maj. Hamilton is said to be ahead for the nomination as secretary of state. The Spiritwood Assembly. The Chautauqua assembly at Spirit wood lake will close tomorrow night The attendance has (not been as large as expected, but a very pleasant outing has been enjoyed, and the program for each day has been full of interest and instruc tion for those participating. Governor Burke delivered an address Friday. The officers elected pre as follows: President—8mith Stimmel. First Vice President—I. M. Adams. Second Vice President—J. M. Devine. Recording Sesretary—W. H. Bartlett. Corresponding Secretary—W. P. Clapp. Treasurer—Capt. J. F. Vennum. Superintendent of Instruction—Rev. Eugene May. Assistant Superintent of Instruction —John Odgen. Three additional members of the exe cutive committee of eleven—R. C. Cooper, Cooperstown J.H.Keeley Alfred Dickey, Jamestown. The location for next year will be de cided by the executive committee. The executive board of the Chautauqua as sociation meets in Fargo July 27. i} BOARD OF EQUALIZATION. Proceedings of board of equalization in session at 10 o'clock a. m., July Htb, 1892. Fall board present. All members of the board and ooanty auditor took required oath and proceeded to examine and equalize assessment for year 1892. On motion, board adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock a. m., July 12th, 1892. Board met at 10 o'clock a.m. July 12th, as per adjournment. Present, Commissioners Woodbury and Leiscb. Board continued to examine assess ment books for 1892. On motion board adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock a. m. July 13th, 1892. Board mot at 10 o'clock a.m. July 13tb, 1892, as per adjournment. Present, Commissioners Woodbury and Leisch. Board continued examining assessment books. On motion board adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock a. m., July 14th, 3892. Board met at 10 o'clock a. m., July 14th, as per adjournment. Present, Commissioners Woodbury and Leisch. Board continued examining and com paring assessment books for 1892. On motion board adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock a. m., July 15th, 1892. Board met at 10 o'clock a. m. July 15th, as per adjournment. Board continued examining and com paring assessment books for 1892. On motion board adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock a. m., July 16th, 1892. Board met at 10 o'clock a. m., July 16th, as per adjournment. Full board present. Board concluded examining and com paring assessment books for year 1892, found them correct and no changes were made. On moticn the tax levy for the current fiscal year was made as follows: County general fund 816,000 00 Sinking fund 4,500 00 Road fund 7,000 00 Bridge fund 2,000 0® Board waived required notice and re solved themselves into auditing board. On motion, the abatement of tax on unsurveyed lands, being all of township 144, range 68, erroneously assessed for the year 1891, was referred to states at torney. Petition of Dorman Baldwin and others presented for public highway, commenc ing at sections 26 and 35, township 140, range 65, running east on said section line to intersection of coulie in sections 27, 28 and 33, township 140, range 64, and crossing Pipestem river on section 27 said township. On motion, Clinton Wade, James E. Herbert and C. E. McElroy were ap pointed viewers to view said proposed highway, and report as soon as practica ble. On motion, the following bills were allowed: W Wright, making assesement for 1892, dist No 1 $450 00 Severn, making assessment for 1892, dist No 2 500 00 John Maroney, making assess ment for 1892, dist No 3 564 00 E. S. Kose, dist court steno grapher, July '92 term 75 00 Wells Bros, hauling county pile driver to bridges 28 00 Wells Bros, supplies to poor 3 05 John Mahoney, petit jnror and mileage, July '92 term di6t court 4 80 Wm Ottinger. cancelling road cert. No 3, diet No 4 7 60 Mathews, cancelling road cert No 1, dist No 9 9 60 Thomas Ballinger, cancelling road cert No 2. dist No 9 8 00 Walter Ford, cancelling road cert No 3, dist No 9 8 00 Walter Bowes, cancelling road cert No 4, dist No 9 8 00 James Schwellenbacb, cancelling road cert No 3, dist No 9 8 00 A Harris, cancelling road cert No 6, dist No 9 8 00 JoEeph Comber, cancelling road cert No 1, dist No 15 20 95 Villars, cancelling road cert No 2, dist No 15 20 95 Theodore Naze, cancelling road cert No 6, dist No 15 14 10 John Comber, cancelling road cert No 8. dist No 15 29 05 Harry LaFranz, cancelling road cert. No. 2, dist. No. 1}£ 12 80 John S Tnfford, cancelling road cert. No. 1, dist. No. 1 }4 12 80 A Tufford. cancelling road cert. No. 3, dist. No. l}i 9 60 Geo Gaboon, cancelling road cert. No. 5, dist. No. 13 9 60 E E Strong, cancelling road cert. No. 7. dist. No. 3 25 60 Henry LaBrash, cancelling road cert. No. 2, dist. No. 6 800 Geo Dewey, cancelling road cert. No. 2, dist. No. 14 6 40 John DeLaire, cancelling road cert. No. 1, diet. No. 14 7 50 On motion the per diem and mileage of board of equalization was allowed as follows: Eddy $ 6 20 Geo Woodbury 21 90 Leisch 26 40 On motion board adjourned. W. W. GRAVES, County Auditor. A Crop Estimate. A. G. Chambers of the Northern Da kota Elevator company says that he has been making a trip around the state looking up the crop prospects and that he finds a great deal ot late sowed grain, wnich is not likely to mature. The early sowed wheat is making rapid growth everywhere that he went. Mr. Chambers does not estimate over 60 per cent of last year's crop for this year.