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THE FAIR IS BOOMING.
List of Superintendents of De partments. Assistants and Committees. Advices From all Parts of the Jim Valley Encourage the Enterprise. Notes of the Fair.—Baby Show Regulations. Work in Progress. OFFICIAL. PROGRAM. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19. A. m.—Closing of entries. All ex hibits in place before 12 m. 10 a. m. to 12 m—Base ball,—vs. purse 8 12 m. to 3 p. m.—Baby show— Judging, from 2 to 3 oclock. 12 prizes. (See small bills.) 2'p. m.—Pony race, running, purse 830 00 820 added money if more than 10 entries. Free for all horses never entered for purse, stake or premium, Purse 8100 00 ($50 added money if 10 or more entries.) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20. 9 a- m. Judging in all departments. 9 a. m. to 10:30 a. m. Base Ball, vs. puree 8 10:30 a. m. to 1 p. M.—Grand State republican mass meeting and barbecue, with speakers of state and national reputation. 2 p.m.—Races: 3:00 minute class, trot ting, purse 8200 2:30 class, trotting, purse 250 Bicycle races between heats for valu able prizes. 7 p. m.—Illumination of city, torch light parade and fire works in charge of Republican central committee. 9 p. m.—Grant! Columbian Ball in Opera Rink. FRIDAY, OCT. 21. 9 to 10:30 a. m.—Base ball, versus -, purse 8 9:30 a. m.—First exercises in Columbian celebration at city's school buildings. 10 a. m.—Grand parade of school child ren from school buildings to fair grounds. 10:30 a. m. to 12 m.—Columbian celebra tion on fair grounds, including schools of entire James River valley. 12 m.—Grand cavalcade of stock and ex hibits, fire departments, military and civic societies. 12 m, to 2:30 p. m.—Grand state demo cratic and independent party mass meeting and barbecue, with speakers of state and national reputation. 2 p. m.—Races—2:40 class, trotting: Purse $250 Free for all, trottero and pacers: Parse 8300 Bicycle races, between heats, for ex pensive prizes. 7 p. m.—IllummatioD of city, torch light processions and fireworks, in charge of democratic and independent central committees. SPEED PROGRAM. H. B. WOOD, Kupt. Speed Department. WEDNESDAY. OCT. 19,1892. Pony race (running) purse 8 30.00 120 added if entries 10 or more. Free for all horses never entered for purse, stake or premium... 100.00 $50 added if entries 10 or more. THURSDAY, Op*. 20,1892. 3:00 class, trotting: purse $200.00 2:30 class, trotting: purse 250.00 FRIDAY, OCT. 21.1892. 2:40 class, trotting: purse $250.00 Free for all trotters and pacers: purse 300.00 CONDITIONS. Entrance fee, 10 per cent, of purse, with five to enter and three to start. Running races will be run with catch weights. In trotting and pacing races entries close October 17, at 11:00 p. m., and in the running races the night before the race. All races to be governed by the rules of the American Trotting Association, of which this society is a member. Any horse distancing the field or any part thereof, entitled to one money only, ex cept in stake race, where horee is entitled to whole stake and added money. All harness races to be mile heats, best 3 in 5, except in stake raoe, which is mile heats 2 in 3. The management reserves the right to postpone or declare races off on account of storms or inclement weather (by re funding entry money), and change the order of the program if desirable. Trotting and pacing parses divided 60, .' 25 and 15 per cent. Running purses divided 60, 30 and 10 per cent. COMMITTEES APPOINTED. The management of the fair announce the following as the superintendents, assistants and committees. I. C. Wade is appointed general superintendent and it is expected superintendents will report to him not later than Tuesday morning, Oot. Ilth, the exact amount of space they will need. This is neoessary in order to complete the proper buildings. A ny information desired regarding pre mium list, grounds or privileges will be furnished by Mr. Wade. Horses—David Raasell,superintendent A. O.Elder, Melville, Foster Co. L. G. Willis, New Rockford, Eddy county W. W. Wilcox, LaMoure, LaMoure county J. A. Williams, Sykeston, Wells county T. F. Marshall, Oakes, Dickey county Wm. Dwyer, Napoleon, Logan county J. M. Cubberson, Minnewaukan, Benson county Frank White, Valley City, Barnes county. Poultry and pet stock—C. T. Hills, superintendent Mrs. Byron C. Stone, LaMoure, LaMoure county Henry Stuff, Arthur Dewey Mrs. J. Smith,Montpelier Mrs. Geo. Orange, Spintwood E.F. Por ter, Melville, and Jas. Murphy, Carring. ton, Foster county. Farm Products—E. M. Sanford, super intendent F. G. Barlow, Barlow, Foster county R. C. Cooper, Cooperstown, Griggs county A G. Covel, Sykeston, Wells county A. M. Thompson, New Rockford, Eddy county Jeff Smith, Grand Rapids, LaMoure county S. Glo ver, Glover, Dickey county N. P. Rass mussen, Valley City, Barnes county Abram .Baldwin, Oberon, Benson county J. B. Krafthfer, Steele, Kidder county C. Wade, C. Hensel, J. W. Goodrich, A. Fried and O. White. Cattle—J. A. Buchanan, Superintend ent J. A. Field, Sykeeton, Wells county R. Hunter, Carrington, Foster county J. W. Richter, Sheyenne, Eddy Co. fl. H. Hall, LaMoure, LaMoure Co. A. L.Bowden, Cooperstown, Griggs Co. Chas. Fisk, Tappan, Kidder county John H. Waugh, ort Totten, Benson, county. Sheep and swine—L. T. Hamilton, su perintendent. W. M. Chamberlain, New Rockford, Eddy county L. W. Blanco, Edgely, LaMoure, county Thos. McKit trick, Sykeston, Wells county George Ackerman, Melville, Foster county L. C. Rhoades, Dawson, Kidder county E. L. Yeager, Oberon, Benson county O. D. Weston, E. F. Home, A. B. Ashley, C. C. Thomas and J. Reid. Dairy Products—J. J. Nierling, Super intendent O G. Meacham, Carrington, Foster county Chas. Brown, Sykeston, Wells county J. R. Enberg, New Rock ford, Eddy county H. T. Elliott, Grand Rapids, LaMoure county Wm. Shepard, Dawson, Kidder oounty, and E. F. Whipple, Spiritwood, Stutsman county. Personal exhibit, including Store Ex hibits—T. S. Wadsworth, superintend ent H. M. Clark, New Rockford, Eddy oounty C. E. Heidel, Valley City, Barnes county Mrs. H. N. Shaw and Mrs. H. Pearce. Kitchen and pantry—Mrs. M. Conklin, superintendent Mrs. Byron Truesdell, Mrs. F. F. Montgomery, Mrs. O. C. Won nenberg, Mrs. F. B. Fanoher, Mrs. War ren' Wetmore, Mrs. Geo. Smith, Mrs. R. E. Wallace, Mrs. J. R. Winslow, Mrs. R* C. Gott, Gray, P. O. Mrs. MoPhee, Car rington Mrs. Abner Swain, New Rock ford Mrs. Geo. B. Crum, Grand Rapids Mrs. Frank Whipple, Steele. Horticulture and Floriculture, includ ing everything in the way of fruit and flowers—Mrs. S. L. Glaspell, superinten dent Mrs. Lewis Lyon, Mrs. Geo. Ham bly, Mrs. Wm. Kline, Mrs. John T. Eager, Mrs. S. E. Mattison, Mrs. D. C. Buck, Mrs. T. S. Wadsworth, Mrs. Geo. McLain, Mrs. Chas. Klaus, Miss Mtry McCabe, Stutsman county Mrs. F. Mellinger, Oakes Mrs. Franklin Potter,' LaMoure Mrs. A. D. Parker and Miss Clara Mea cham, Carrington Miss Kate Needham, New Rockford Mrs. Dr. Benson, Valley City Mrs. Richmond, Minnewaukan Mrs. C. D. Davis, Sykeston. Educational and Fine Arts—J. Purcell Baker, superintendent Mrs, C. S, Bas kerville, assistant superintendent Prof. Wagner, Mrs. F. E. Jones, Mrs. F. H. Chapman, Miss Cornelia Smith, Mrs. Laura J. Eisenhuth, Carrington Miss Clara Meacham, Carrington Mrs. C. V. Brown, Sykeston Mrs. Woodmansee, Steele Mrs. J. M. Patch, New Rockfnrd Mrs. G. B. Vallandigham, Valley City Prof. Warner, LaMoure. Woman's Department.— Mrs. E. D. Strong, superintendent Mrs. I. C. Wade, assistant superintendent Mrs. H. C. Hotchkiss, Mrs. E. P. Wells, Mrs. D. B. McLain, Mrs. H. E. White, Miss H. G. Putnam, Mrs. G. E. Lyman, Pingree Mrs. W. H. Doughiy, Ypsilanti: Mrs. A. B. Ashley Mrs. S. G. Guilford, Medina Mrs. H. A. Hogue, Carrington Mrs. A. A. Brundage, Dawson Mrs. Chas. Booth, Sanborn Mrs. H. H. Hall, LaMoure. Buildings and Miscellaneous—H. C. Hotchkiss, superintendent. Baby Show—Miss Laura Green, super intendent and H. L. Lloyd, LaMoure, LaMoure county. Speed Department—H. B. Wood, sup erintendent J. D. Mulvehill, New Rock ford, Eddy county H. T. Helm and Geo. Webster. Bicycle Department—Frank Caeey, superintendent. By order of executive committee. E. P. WELLS, President. O. H. HOLT,Secretary. Jim Biver Valley Fair Notes. At the meeting of the executive com mittee Friday, the matter of speakers for the fair was considered, and a conference held with the chairman of the republican and democratic committees to arrange for a big state rally in the interest of each party. Thursday forenoon, Oct. 20tb, was decided upon as the date for the republican rally, and Friday afternoon, Oot. 21st, set apart for the democrats. Telegrams were sent to the respective campaign committees at Chi cago, asking for speakers of national reputation. It is believed Senator Spooner and Gen. Bragg of Wisconsin, can be secured, but if not, the committees feel certain that men of equal ability can be obtained for euch day. It is pro posed to make these rallies the largest and most important ever held in North Dakota, and each party will put forth an effort to make their own demonstration the most successful. It is designed to make the coming fair not merely a Stutsman county enter prise, but an exhibition for the entirfe James river valley, in which all counties have an interest and from the success of which every community will receive lasting benefit. The association is di rected by some of the best citizens of Griggs, Barnes, Eddy, Wells, Foster, La Moure and Kidder counties, and will ultimately become the leading fair of the state. The business men of Jamestown are wide awake and are giving time and money to make the fair a complete success. One of the attractions of the fair, as previously stated, is to be a "baby de partment." This is under the direction of Miss Greene and Mrs. Camp. They desire to make this one of the most pleas ing features of the fair and in order to do so need the co-operation of all the mothers of babies in Jamestown. This is being rapidly seoured and considerable enthusiasm aroused among the ladies, as this is to be made quite a family affair and a matter of some patriotism—the help of anything so pleasing and enter taining as a group of babies going far to make successful one afternoon of the fair. The details are as yet not formally arranged, but Mr. Thorold and Mr. A. G. Tellner, the well known jewelers of Jamestown, have generously offered ele gant and substantial prizes. The Jamestown fire department gave the fair project a hearty boost last night by voting to take part in the opening parade and to arrange for hose races, hook and ladder contests, etc. The boys are hustlers and wiil make this a promi nent feature of the fair. To the Residents of Jamestown:—The management of the association respect fully suggest that you write to or see Buch of your friends as you would like to have with you and can entertain dur ing the fair, inviting them to come here during the days of the fair—Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 19th, 20th and 21st inst. The program prepared will afford abundant reason for all who can leave home to come, and while the hotels and lodging houses will entertain to their full capacity, yet the management anti cipate such an attendance as will tax to the full capacity the lodgings of all the residents in town. If there are any citi zens who are willing to entertain, or fur nish to visitors sleeping accommodations only, they will confer a favor by notifying the secretary, O. H. Holt, at Lloyd's National bank, of the fact and the num ber they can accommodate. JAMESTOWN WEEKLY ALERT. VOL XVI JAMESTOWN. NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY OCTOBER 13 1892 NO 11 E. P. WELLS, Prest. O. H. HOLT, Sec'y. STOCK AND RACE NOTES. W. C. Heron of Wells county is coming with his fine sheep. S. Glover of Glover, enters his cele brated imported Percheron stallion. James Hunter, the great Canadian breeder, sends word that he will be here with cattle and horses. John Haas of Moorhead, writes that he will bring to the Jim River Valley fair a string of four to eight trotters and racers. Dr. Langdon of Fargo, writes Presi dent Wells that he will enter Kitty L. and Broncho, and thinks he will make faster time than ever seen in the state. Col. J. B. Power, the pioneer stock breeder of the state, and proprietor of the Helendale stock farm, arrived in the city today to arrange for sending a good exhibit from his stock farm in Richland oounty. Col. Power's stock will be worth any farmers attention. BABY NOTES. There will be two classes of babies, as follows: Class A, will be babies up to one year of age, a prize for the prettiest furnished by Mr. A. G. Tellner. Class B, from one year of age up to two years, the prize for the prettiest, fur nished by Mr. R. C. Thorold. There have been ten prizes given for the babies by friends of the baby show. Mrs. Edgar W. Camp having been obliged to leave town, the vacancy in the committee has been filled by Mrs. Lewis T. Hamilton. There is a commendable push mani fested among the resideut babies, and many an eye-tooth will be cut in time to see the show. Babies can be entered at any time up to the day of the fair, the name and age to be sent to either Mrs. Edgar W. Camp or Miss Greene. Another unbiased superintendent has been added to the baby department—Mr. H. L. Lloyd of LaMoure. The eligi bility for such office, is to know a baby from a kitten. Wanted—Volunteer judges at the baby show after the prizes are awarded. A special train and free transportation to Kamtchatka will be famished them by the fair association. That the babies shall be judged on their own merits, and any possible rivalry in dress prevented, it has been decided that each shall be dressed in a plain white dress. "Beauty (baby beauty) un adoned, is adorned the most." Most of the prominent society ladies of Jamestown have pledged themselves to support the baby show, and what is more important still (if such a word as still can be used in connection with babies) pledged their babies as well. The managers of the baby show would like to see personally each mother of a baby in Jamestown, and secure their co operation, but as this will be an impossi bility a cordial invitation is hereby given to all mothers to bring their babies to compete for the prizes. The committee on babiss have found them in bewildering multiplicity, spring ing up in certain neighborhoods like violets on the prairies and said to be full as sweet. And there have been "oh's and ah's. How charming she is! how cunning he!" And all are so fair it be comes a question of a Solomon to award the prizes. FAIR NOTES. Admission to all parts.of the ground, 25c. Grand stand, 25c extra. D. E. Hughes has been appointed su perintendent of the machinery depart ment. The track is in admirable condition, having been finished Saturday. It is a full half mile track, is solid, but has good time features. The committee has telegraphed for Gen. Weaver of Iowa, and it is not im probable but that he can be present to deliver an address. The fair management are working on a big purse for horse races and the pros pect is that the best races ever held in the state will be seen. Small posters have been printed and will be sent to the various postoffices in the state, calling attentioc to the fair and inviting attendance. It has been decided to add to the at tractions of the first James River Valley fair by holding a baby show, on one of the best days. Further details of this feature will be given as soon as arranged. The Jamestown wheelmen held a meet ing Wednesday to arrange for a parade during the fair and for a number of bicyole races. They decided to have both and will hold another meeting soon tc perfect plans for the events. Monday 20 men will be put at work on the grounds and buildings. There will be sufficient accommodation for all pens for hogs and sheep and stalls for horses and cattle. Water will be tanked down from the city works. 3 he report seems to have gained ground that the Fort Seward baseball club had abandoned the idea of playing for the purse, but such, the secretary wishes to aunounce, is not the case as they consider it too good not to thinkof playing for. It will be considered a favor by the fair management to have the race track driven on as much as possible. Owners of fancy drivers will please do their exer cising on track hereafter as much as pos sible. The ladies on the Kitchen and pantry committee are requested to meet at the residence of Mrs. Conklin on next Satur day at 3 o'clock p. m., when fair matters will be discussed and steps taken to com plete the ladies' exhibit. Great activity at the grounds these days. Buildings going up and the high Doard fence around the grounds rapidly neanng completion. The track is being used daily by single and double rigs and put in better condition for the races. Bicyclists find it good sport to spin around the track to get the muscles in good play. An effort ia being made to get Hon. Bill Erwm of Minnesota, to deliver an address here for the alliance and third party, during the fair. Mr. Erwin has partly promised to make a few speeches in North Dakota, and Mr. Shortridge, the independent candidate for governor, has written Mr. Erwin an urgent request to be present. A visit to the fair grounds affords an agieeable surprise. Superintendent of Buildings HotcbkiBS with a force of 25 laborers and mechanics is hard at it Eight hundred feet of stalls are already completed, the farm product and floral halls are nearly completed, the grand stand is looming up ind the refreshment buildings are commenced. The track has been put in first class condition and water will be piped from the city mains on Fifth avenue. In view of the probability of the pres ence of a much larger number of visitors than can be lodged at the hotels, the entertainment committee desires to arrange for rooms at the houses of our citizens, and urge that any such who can provide lodging during the fair for one or more visitors will advise the committee at once. Rooms thus provided will be paid for at regular hotel rates, and due discretion will be exercised in the assign ments. O. H. Holt, G. W. Ingrahani, Benton Hatch, committee on entertain ment. At the meeting of the wheelmen of the city the other day considerable en thusiasm was aroused in regard to the part they should take in the coming fair. Although no organization was effected, as was partly the object of the call, still a program was arranged and individual support of the wheelmen assured. Four races are arranged for, a one mile, half mile, children's and a half mile slow race are among the features of the pro gram. Appropriate prizes will be arranged for to enthuBe every bicyclist. Although there are some fifty wheelmen in the city, one-third of whom are ladies, no organization has ever existed among them, although it would obviously be to their advantage to have such. The late ness of the season IE the principal reason for a society not being formed now. SALE AND EXCHANGE DAY. This will be a special feature of the fair for Wednesday, October 19th, commenc ing at 9 a.m., and closing at 4 p. m. Space will be allowed the farmers of the James River Valley and vicinity to put on sale or exchange all kinds of stock or produce, throughout the whole day, pro vided all articles not intended for exhibi tion are removed from the grounds promptly at 4 p. m. An auctioneer will be provided if de sired, for which a fee of 5 per cent of the gross sale will be charged. No other fees charged except regular admittance. Special Announcement. Through the efforts of Senator Casey assisted by Supt. McCabe, the James River Valley Fair association is able to announce that excusion tickets to James town and return from all points between Leeds, Cooperstown, Fargo. Oakes and Dickinson, will be sold on after October 17th good to return until October 23rd. Round trip rate one and one-fifth fare. Special fair trains will leave Leeds and Edgeley early each morning of the fair. The regular train from Cooperstown arrives in Jamestown in time for all im portant events. On articles and live stock for exhibit Tegular tariff rates will be charged coming and the same will be returned FREE to place of shipment. Their Candidate Ignored. The secretary of state at Bismarck, has refused to allow the name of George Lutz, the independent candidate for the senate, to be placed on the independent ticket in this county. The opinion which is furnished as a reason for this cool refusal is to the effect that no vacancy exists in the independent ticket in this county as there has been no death or resignation. The regular independent county conven tion did not make a nomination for the senate, but instructed the county com mittee to fill the vacancy at a future time. The convention knew in advance the probable action of the committee— which was the action desired by the con vention,—and delegated its authority to the committee to place a candidate in the field after certain information could be obtained, not to be had at the time of the convention. The independents and democrats do not believe the refusal of the secretary to allow Mr. Lutz's name as the independ ent candidate, to be put on the ballot, will in any way cause their candidate a loss of votes, but the independents are naturally displeased at what they believe to be the partisan action of the secretary, Mr. Lutz, whose record has made him deservedly popular with all the people of the county, is also the regular demo cratic nominee for the senate, and his name will of course appear on the offici.il ballot as such, and any person of any party can vote for him but the inde pendents, who will vote for him anyhow, feel that their organization and strength in the county, and the favor which many of their candidates on the state and county tickets find before the peo ple, at least entitles them to have their candidate placed on the ballot so that all voters may know who he is Indorsed by the Independents. Hon. George Lutz, democratic candi date for the state senate, has been officially endorsed by the independents, as was generally expected would be the case. Notice has been sent to the secretary of state and Mr. Lutz's name will appear on the official ballot as an independent candidate, as well as the democratic nominee. Mr. Lutz is naturally mucn gratified by this mark of confidence by the inde pendents and farmers of the county, and rightly considers it an indorsement of his past course in the legislature, as well as expressing a desire on the part of many that his further usefulness be con tinued. POLITICAL RALLYS. The Republicans Hold a Meet ing at Eldridge School House. A Special Train Conveys the Speakers to and From the Village. The Democrats Have a Gather ing in the City—Good Speakers at Both. The political pot boiled and bubbled Tuesday at Eldridge in a merry way pleasing to the republicans. A spceial train left this city in the evening, bear ing a ^delegation and several of the speakers, who were met at the station of Eldridge by a committee, which escorted all visitors to the school house, where a good-sized audience was in waiting. The meeting opened by all singing "My country, 'tis of thee." etc., Thos. Griffing at the organ. Judge Baldwin, the firet speaker, occupied three-quarters of an hour in a clear discourse on the tariff and its operations. His remarks were roundly applauded. E. M. Sanford followed in a rattling good speech, enlivened here and there by a telling illustration. F. B. Durand of Rochester, New York, then gave a statistical exposition of the bene fits to the country from a high tariff, a subject which he handled with ease, showing his familiarity with the subject. O. A. Boynton, who was a little bash ful at the opening of the meeting in ap pearing upon the stage, was now brought to the front, after repeated calls and cheers, and made a short speech. John Knauf, president of the Y. M. R. League, gave an excellent five-minute talk, crowd ing a good deal of matter into the time devoted to the subject. Harry Cornwall 6aid he was no speaker and so favored the audience with a song, the refrain of which was "When will Billy Goodrich come off the fence?" Owing to the lack of due notice being given, but about twenty-five Y. M. R. League attended in full uniform. DEMOCRATIC RALLY, The Opera Rink Packed Last Night by Attentive Hearers. Jamestown turned out enmasse Monday night to listen to an exposition of demo cratic principles in the rink by Hon. John Benton and M. A. Hildreth of Fargo, supplemented by a short speech from Hon. E. C. D. Shortridge, independ ent and democratic candidate for gov ernor. The Jamestown band furnished music for the occasion. Col. Benton, the first speaker, spoke an hour, devoting mo6t of his time to the tariff and "force bill." The frequent applause of the audience bore testimony to the impression made by bis state ments. The colonel unlike the majority of speakers, who have appeared before Jamestown audiences, paid considerable attention to the local ticket which was discussed seriatim. Several neat compli ments paid to the .candidates producing vociferous concurrence among the audi ence. The Hon. E. C. D. Shortridge followed with a brief half hour's talk almost en tirely devoted to the subject of demoni tization of silver and a companson between free silver coinage in India and the United States. From a platform this subject is a difficult one for any speaker to handle. It is an historical topic in many ways, and while very im portant in its bearings on the financial legislation of the country, it is not calcu lated to stir the blood. Mr. Shortridge spoke forcibly and earnestly on the great wrong which was done in the demoniti zation of silver, and demonstrated his ability to treat a difficult subject in a clear and thoughtful way. Mr. Hildreth, of Fargo, was the last speaker, and the forty-five minutes' speech which he delivered seemed much shorter, so closely did he hold the atten tion of the audience and elict frequent applause. Mr. Hildreth devoted consid erable attention to the rpport of Com missioner Peck: which he seems to con sider a formidable campaign document in the hands of the republican party from the energy with which it wa6 de nounced. Mr. Peck's report, though un doubtedly conscientious, the gentleman considered as one to which no attention should be paid, for the reason that the data from which it was compiled was de stroyed as soon as a demand was made upon Mr. Peck for the authority for some of his deductions. At times the orator waxed almost dramatic in his vehement denunciation of the "McKinley Bill." Half a dozen pieces of canvass placed in prominent parts of the hall, bore in laige letters campaign statements, some of which were illustrated. The democrats had a good meeting and a big audience, which showed the enthu siasm of success. If the republican man agers think that democrats are going to vote the republican ticket this fall on ac count of principles being lost in a fusion deal, a grave error will be made.