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FIRST FAIR DAY.
The James Valley Fair Gets Under Headway—Many-. Entries Made. An Unexpected Display of Stock and Agricultural Implements. Races and Base Ball Attract Large Crowds to the Grounds. The first day of the James River Val ley Fair opened a little cool as to weath er, but with plenty of enthusiasm and activity on the grounds. The people be gan coming from distant points early, the Valley train arriving at 9:00 a. m. with a goodly number of passengers from LaMoure, Grand Rapids, Edgely, and other points. The trains on the James town and Northern, and Cooperstown branches arrived about noon, loaded with visitors. The hotels all show the presence of an unusual crowd, and cots are put up in every available place. Preparations to entertain friends are also being made at mauy private houses. At the grounds all departments showed unusual signB of life and stir. The en tries were rapidly being put in place in the Indies' departments, and were so far in excess of expectations that more room had to be made. Jamestown dealers are making a creditable showing of tnachin ery, vehicles, merchandise, etc. The display of stock will be one of the largest and finest ever given in the Btate, and the only real exhibit ever witnessed in in the Jim river valley. Representatives of valuable herds from the Hellendale stock farm of Col. Power, and from the Lake Park farm of Mr. Canfield of Minn., have arrived. There are numbers of fine stock from adjoining counties, and Stutsman county farmers are bring ing in their own blooded stock liberally. Nearly every stall is already filled, and a good deal more is to arrive. Some of the trotting horses have arrived and the promise of good sport in this direction is bnght.' The number of stock sheds,cattle pens, stalls, etc., is larger than anticipated, and the accommodations throughout are upon a mo^i more extensive scale than was expected. The building for agri cultural products, woman's department and special displays, is 24x100 feet in size, and the interior has been handsome ly decorated. Everybody comments upon the completeness of the display of farm products, in the department of which E. M. Sanford is superintendent. There are eleven varieties of potatoes—all splendid specimens of the North Dakota product half a dozen varieties of tomatoes, beets two feet long, rutabagas, turnips, pumpkins, three varieties of squash, mellons, oucumbera, cabbage, onionB, beans, peppers and other vegetables. A huge gourd looms up on one of the shelves. Then there are bags and boxes of native vegetable seeds and ••ereals, embracing three varieties of har tley, two of millet, oats, corn, flax and wheat. The display of corn in the ear shows what the James River Valley is capable of in that direction. The pump kins are of immeDBe size, and make an observer think of the juioy pies "manu factured by mother in childhood days." A show-case filled with various grains and grasses tied into small bundles, com pletes the attractions in this department. Most of the vegetables shown were raised in Stutsman county, but other Valley counties are represented, and the entire display is the equal of any ever made in the northwest. In fact, many say it is superior to the exhibit made at the Minnesota state fair this fall. In the same building with the agricul ural exhibit, is located the woman's de partment, in charge of Mrs. E. D. Strong and a corps of excellent aBsistante. Here all the wealth of woman's art and genins abounds. Quilts, tidies and scarfs, wall banners, mats, rugs, and all the thousand and one household and decorative arti cles known to the feminine mind appear in profusion. Elegant embroidery work, cut flowers, and fancy articles o| every kin make up a most complete and at tractive exhibit. Adjoining this depart ment is the floial display, in charge of Mrs. S. L. Olasspell. It is not yet com plete, but enough plants and flowers are shown to delight the eye and fill the building with a pleasant aroma. The products of the kitchen are next arranged in attractive order, under the superin tendency of Mrs. M. Conklin. It em braces not alone a full supply of cakes and pustry prepared by the housewives of the valley, but induces a large oolleo tion of preserves, jellies and other delica cies of the pantry. Fruit grown in North Dakbta forms a part of the excellent display in this department, and special premium is to be awarded for preserves made from, crabapples and plums grown in this latitude. The remainder of the main exposition hall is taken up by per sonal displays of merchandise. A. G. Tellner has a nobby exhibit of jewelry and musical instruments, Pearce & Orlady have a fine display of dry goods, A. M. Halstead has a furniture and drapery department, Inline & Son exhibit a line of Btoves, and other displays are being arranged by various firms. Just outside the building there area number of buggies exhibited, and the patent wire fence enclosing the race course bears the advertisement of the manu facturers, M. C. Goodsill & Co. of Jamestown. Another building is provided for the b&by show and refreshment booths. The room set apart for the little ones is cosily furnished with upholstered settees, chairs, lounges and warm rugs, &nd afire adds to the cheerfulness of the place. The booths are managed by the ladies of the Episcopal society and the ladies of the Methodist Episcopal church, and warm meals are furnished at a moderate cost to the hundreds who wish to pro long their visit at the grounds. Churchill & Webster have a refresh ment stand, managed by Stewart Wells. A few rods distant is the tent where Wells Bros', wild buffalo is being exhib ited by D. H. Fowler. M. J. Densmore of Minnesota, has located a photograph gallery on the grounds. A small building is devotod to poultry and pet stock, with C. T. Hills as super intendent. People who fancy fine fowls and admire blooded dogs can find a great deal to interest them. Half a dozen geese hatched May 10th, last, are exhibited by a Jamestown man. A cage of doves, two pairs of ducks, turkeys, a litter of Shepherd pups and a couple of grey hounds are shown. In the line of chickens there is lively competition for prizes, Plymouth Rocks, Light Brahmas, White Cochins, Black Spanish, Hou dans, Wyandotts and other varieties being exhibited. Names of exhibitors are withheld until awards have been made. The stock sheds are crowded with fine animals. W. M. Chamberlin of New Rockford, Eddy, county, exhibits three stallions, two brood mareB and a pony colt. A. O. Elder of Melville, Foster county, exhibits a Clydesdale stallion, a 3-year-old road horse, and a fine 6-year old trotting mare. A. J. Harris, E. E. Strong, M. I. Williams, and other Stuts man county farmers, exhibit stallions and colts. Sixiy-two head of sheep were in the pens at noon, and W. C. Heron of Wells county, brought in twenty-one Shropshires and Cotswolds this after noon. Twenty-five DUIIB are exhibited by different parties and the number of thoroughbred cattle is large. Colonel Powers' Helendale herd from Richland county, is a special feature. FAIB NOTES. One of the factors which will enter into the races will be a bicycle sulky, sflnilar to the one which Nancy Hanks took with her in her record-breaking tripe. The wheels are about the size of a medium safety-wheel, with air-cushion tires. From the fact of the driver being seated so far above the axles, an unpleas ant horse motion is given to it when not going at full speed, but it offers the least resistance to the air of any sulky, mat ingit a speedy addition. E. E. Cole, the well-known Fargo horse man, arrived in the city with some horseflesh of note. Mr. Cole is one of the admirers of speedy horses and always has a few on hand. Instructions for Preparing Your Ballot. To vote a straight party ticket make a cross, thus X, in the space at the left of party name at the top of ballot, and no where else. To vote split" ticket, or for candi dates of different parties, the elector should make an mark in front of name of each person for whom he desires to vote, and nowhere else or the elector may place an before the party name at the head of the ballot, and use a "stick er containing the name of some other nominee, across the name of the regular nominee of his party or the voter may erase the name of a candidate and write the name of any other nominee for that office in the blank space provided on tbe ticket. In such case do not put an in front of the name of the candidate. Having prepared his ballot, the elector shall fold it so that the faoe of the ballot will be concealed, but so the indorsement stamped thereon by the officials may be seen. The ballot so folded shall be hand ed imnediately to the official before the voter is permitted to leave the room. A Business Transaction. Wahpeton Globe: A good deal has seen said about newspapers carrying party tickets in their columns. Some of ihose comments are of an amusing char acter. The Globe publishes the republi can tioket because it is paid by the re publican county committee to do so. The Globe could not. afford to devote ten inches of space each we»k to advertise a political tioket without remuneration. Any political party canhave its tioksts published in the Globe at the usual ad vertising rates. It is a mere business matter—and publishers shonld so treat it. Banquet Given in Honor of Candidates on the State Ticket. Speeches by Governor Burke, Chairman Spalding, and Others. The Young Men's League at Spiritwood to Enthuse the Voters. Owing to tbe rain lastThursday the pa r&de and torchlight procession of the re publican club was very much curtailed) and the hour late when speaking com menced in the Opera rink, as a prelimin ary to the Young Men's Republican league banquet, given in honor of tbe candidates on the state ticket. When President John Knauf stepped to the front of the stage to welcome the candi dates his eye glanced over a crowded house, which showed the presence of a number of ladies. After a short address he introduced Chairman Spalding of the State Republican committee, who gave a thirty minute talk on the tariff and coinage questions. In such a lim ited time, Mr. Spalding could not go into a very elaborate discussion of the questions, but confined himself to an outline of the chief features of the disr cussion. JAMESTOWN WEEKLY ALERT. VOL XVI JAMESTOWN. NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 1892 NO 12 REPUBLICAN RALLIES. While Hon. F. B. Fancher who spoke next, was addressing tbe audience the members of the league left the hall to meet Governor Burke who was expected on the 9:15 train. Gov. Burke was the only candidate who arrived on the train. Congressman Johnson failed to appear, Senator Hans brough did not come, as was expected, and Col. W. E. Dodge also failed to ap pear. Both telegraphed their regrets. Senator Casey was in the city, but was too much indisposed to participate. Gov. Burke made a few remarks at tbe rink excusing his delayed arrival, and asking consideration for a throat trouble which prevented any extended remarks. He did not claim to be an orator and would leave the discussion of political issues to others. He took occasion, however, to defend his action in vetoing the Dennett warehouse bill, saying he did so as an honest man, and that he bad previously called in three disinter ested parties to witness that he vetoed the bills from proper motivos. The meet ing then adjourned. The guests at the bauquet assembled at the Gladstone. The candidates present from abroad were Gov. Burke, C. S. Walker of Valley City, candidate for auditor, and candidates for railroad commissioners, Messrs. Lockhart, Law rence and Wilbur. After the sumptuous repast had been discussed and cigars produced, President Knauf introduced Ormsby McHarg,toast master for the evening, who responded with uWhy am I a Republican?" in which a tribute was paid to Governor Burke. The governor, amid applause, responded to tbe toast, "Patriotism in North Da kota." F. B. Fancher paid a tribute to tbe League, who responded with the yell, "What's the matter with Fancher? He's all right! Who's all right? F-A-N C-H-B-B!" Manager Dickey, upon a call from Gov. Burke, gave a ten minutes' interesting talk on the work being done in the state preparation for the World's fair. R. E. Wallace, Dr. Archibald, B. S. Russell—who related bow "Teazel got left"—S. E. Ellsworth, E. M. Sanford, W. G. Lockhart. C. S. Walker, C. F. Wilbur, Major Lovell, R. E. Cowley— one of the sensations of the evening—O. M. Boynton, H. A. Hogan. Chas. Hensel, E. T. Kearney, C. T. Hills, E. Warner, Mayor Fuller, Chairman Spaulding and others were called upon and contributed their share to the speaking. One of the incidents of the evening was the leply of Robert E. Cowley, the oldest republican in the city, to a call for a speech. Amid applause he mounted a chair, in full view of all, and became one of the sensations of the even ing, as, in his inimitable brogue, he told of his conversion to republicanism upon coming to this country, now many years ago, winding up with a story. It was moved by D. Baldwin, and sec onded by W. H. Kelley, that the distin guished visitors be enrolled as honorary members of the Young Men's Republican league. The banquet broke up at a late hour. BANQUET NOTES. The dining room of the Gladstone hotel was elegantly decorated with bunt ing flags, and the portraits of the heroes of the war—Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, Garfield, and others. The tables were handsomely decorated with potted plants and the windows banked with flowers. The spread was a fine one and showed the oareful work of the caterer, and the enterprise of Manager Hatch and Mrs. True, of the hotel. Harry Hogue of the Carnngton Inde pendent, and Geo. W. Harrison of the Fargo Argus, were present. Tunstall's band furnished excellent musio both at the rink and during the banquet. Covers were laid for one hundred and thirty-five, but on account of unavoid able reasons a number of chairs were un occupied. The following is the MENU: lilue Points. Celery. Sliced Cucumbers. Olive*. Stewed Oysters. Fried Spring Chicken (Maryland Style), llaked Sweet Potatoes. Cold Turkey. Sugar-cured Ham. Pickled Tongue. Salad ot Fowl. Lobster Salad. Assorted Cake. Pineapple Ice. Fruits. Nuts. Candies. Crackers. Cheese. Tea. Coffee. Milk. Back of the governor's table was a large canvas bearing portraits of Harri son and Reid, between which stood tbe goddess of liberty in coat of mail, sword in hand, with shield bearing the word '•Protection," standing guard over Ameri can industries. Around all were the names of the candidates on tbe state tioket. At the top of the canvass was a spread eagle bearing the words "Welcome" and "Victory". The design was the work of Benson, the artist, at Halstead's REPUBLICAN RALLY. The School House at Spiritwood the Scene ol' a Spirited Political Meet ing. Saturday evening a special train was run to Spiritwood, well loaded with en thusiastic Jamestown republicans to take part in the republican rally which was held there. The school honse was tilled to repletion and standing room was at a premium. The Y. M. 11.league attended in full uniform and enlivened things generally by the various "yells" of which they gave a number. Geo. Orange chairman of the meeting, in a short in troductory speech presented S. L. Glaspell, candidate for states attorney, who was received with a "yell." Mr. Glaspell showed how the democrat party has receded from the position which it once occupied on the tariff question and where it now stands—not for free trade but for tariff reform. Sparks' regime was thoroughly overhauled, and the wrongs inflicted by him on the people of this state distinctly brought before the minds of all. Fusion in this state was touched upon. The people's party are raking the chestnuts out of the fire for the benefit of the democratic party—they are deputy democrats. His address closed with a description of the Australian voting system ami how to vote correctly. O. A. Boynton legislative candidate, opened his discussion of protection with a few happy remarks—asking the con sideration of the audience as he had been nard at work all day. If this were a purely agricultural country, he said, then without doubt free trade would be advantageous—protection is the safe guard of this country, without which engineers would be running their engines on the railroad for about 92 per day and fireman and brakeman would receive less than a section hand. By correspond ence with a St. Paul wholesale house it was ascertained that every article of tin lmmaginable used in household economy was cheapened by republican legislation. The opportunities for making a liveli hood were never better than they exist today in the United States. His remarks closed by saying that he had lived seven continuous years on a quarter section of North Dakota land, never been absent from it for a longer time than two weeks during that period—had also placed $1,000 worth of improvements on it and yet was unaale to get his patent from Sparks until Benjamin Harrison came into the presidential chair and Sparks was a thing of tbe past. Geo. Wright candidate for the assembly, spoke briefly, saying be was no speaker, but a republi can to the backbone. Hon. E. M- Sanford spoke in a happy vein, paid a neat compliment to the ladies and discussed politics in general. Fredrns Baldwin, candidate for county judge, said he was proud to be a republi can. A fine compliment paid to Gov ernor Burke and the silver question thoroughly discussed. Tbe effects of the McKinley bill were well illustrated. Mr. Baldwin says he is and always has been what is termed a high tariff man. Cleve land's vetoes in general and his pension vetoes in particular were throughly aired and well scored. Remarks closed by a discussion, of the county ticket. John Knauf wished to correct a mis take of one of the speakers, who said— once a democrat always a democrat. He was born and raised a democrat, but was not one now. His father was a democrat but not a "copperhead." The political bosses, he said, had driven the demo cratic party in this state up to slaughter es Phil Armour drove his hogs to the slaughtering machine. County politics were also discussed. Father Cowley said he liked to see so many ladies present and only wished that they could vote. Stop a man from voting if he is drunk is not a woman more com patent to vote than a thick headed drunken lubber? I am 81 years old because I never drank much of this distilled damnation. I am glad with all my soul that I am a republican. Three cheers for the venerable gentleman were given with a will. E. J. Gleason, candidate for commis sioner, third district, spoke of the achieve ments of tbe present administiation, the Chilian and New Orleans affairs, seal fisheries, tariff, silver question and so on, and declared it to be an American and patriot one from first to last. Upon the invitation of Mr. Gleason, all repared to his comfortable residence, where a boun tiful collation was served. Miss Elliott and Miss Sprrry assisted Mrs. Gleason in waiting on the numerous wants of the merry crowd, which filled the bouse to overflowing. Tbe sobool house was well decorated with bunting, and pictures of the presi dential candidates. Teachers' Examination. At tbe court bouse, Friday, Nov. 4th, 1892. Applicants will come supplied with necessary stationery, promptly at 9 o'clock. T. S. WADSWORTH. THE BRIDGE FINISHED. New Iron Bridge Across the Pipestem River is Com pleted. A Farmer Kills Horses He ZFound Running at Large. Another Move Made in the Case of Glaspell vs. the Northern Pacific. The new iron bridge across the Pipe stem river, erected by the county, has been finished and is the best bridge structure in the county, and the only iron bridge yet built. It is a 72-foot span, with substantial approaches. The bridge rests on four iron tubes 3 feet in diam eter. Three piles were driven close to gether, the iron cylinders placed over them and filled with concrete. The piles and iron tubes are driven five feet below the surface of the river, and cannot be affected by ice in any way. They make a firm support and are said to be ps good as stone abutments, or other piers, and are built at a less cost. These iron piers are being generally used in smaller bridge work and give great satisfaction. The Pratt truss is used in the span, and the weight it is capable of sustaining is suffi cient to stand all tbe tests that can be made. The contractors S. M. Hewett & Co., Minneapolis, say the bridge ought to last at least twenty-five years, with or dinary repairs and painting every three years. Tbe north end of the span rests on small iron rollers, on the piers, which allow for expansion and contraction of heat and cold. The bridge is a neat and substantial structure in appearance. Tbe cost of the span and piers was §1,850. The approaches were built by thecounCy, using some of the old material, making the cost of the entire bridge about 82,100. The commissioners are satisfied with '.he work and believe the bridge will prove the cheapest investment the county could make in the end. The delay in completing it was caused by strikes in tbe east, and tbe failure of the contractors to get the wrought iron casting when ordered. Killed His Neighbor's Stock. Quite a lively case was settled before one of the city attorneys tbe other day, without auy fuss or delay. It seems that A. Fleutsch, a farmer, living two or three miles north west of Spiritwood, turned his horses loose or allowed them to run about his place without restraint, and on the morning of the lltb inst., about 2 a m., tbey wandered over to F. Peterson's place, a neighbor of A. Fleutsch's. Mr. Peterson, who is very irascible, awakened by tbe stock, took his gun and in five shots killed, without attempting to drive them away, three valuable horses. Civil action was immediately brought against him by Fleutsch, and last Saturday he came in and settled the case, by paying $300 cash, the cost of prosecution, which amounted to some $20, and gave a mort gage for $300 more. Peterson owned up to the deed and did not try to deny it in anyway. It is-reported that his mind is not wholly sound and he is not always responsible far his actions. Mandamused the Judge. The supreme court of the state has issued a mandamus order, requiring Judge Rose to show cause why he should not consider the defendant's motion for anew trial in the case of Albert H. Glaspell vs. the Northern Pacific Rail road. The proceedings are to be heard in Fargo Saturday. Attorney Ball, of the company, was in the city yesterday, and succeeded in getting an injunction against tbe sale of the company's lands to satisfy the Glaspell judgment. This sale had been postponed, and was to have occurred today. The injunction will hold until the mandamus proceed ings have been heard. The judge last August declined to order anew trial on the ground that he had no jurisdiction in the matter. Railroad Rumblings. Mrs. C. V. Van Dusen and little daugh ter, Ivy, have been in the city the past three weeks, visiting her brother, H. J. Warner, and other friends, and looking after their farm, twelve miles southwest of tbe city. She has also been repairing their house on Fourth avenue, and mak ing it comfortable for their tenant. Mr. and Mrs. Van Dusen are living in Chi cago, at Auburn park. Mr. Van Dusen is on a passenger train on the Wisconsin Central, running into Chicago. Like most men who have spent he greater portion of their life on the railway, he could not be satisfied away from it. After trying tbe real estate and mercan tile business for one year, he gave it up and went back to the road. Last July he was struck in the side of tbe back by an engine baoking up, from the effects of wbicb, and a cold contracted soon after, be wts not able to resume work until last April. He thinks now, however, that be has fully recovered from the in jury. Mrs. Van Dusen and Ivy leave for their home in Chicago, Monday, the 17th. They will step in Fargo a short time, but expect to reach Chicago in time for the dedication of the World's fair. AN IMO NUMBEFC AND AN ODD CASE. And the Queitlon In, Had Thirteen Any thing to Do witli the Cue? There was a commotion in the hotel When the Denver stage came in, and the men who were playing poker in the bar room, and the loafers who were waiting for somebody to treat hurried to see what was up. "There's a sick traveling man. He's fcwful bad and can't go any further. Fix him up abed and send for a doctor," tome one in authority was saying. There were plenty of volunteers to help carry the sick man to a room, and soon a temporary nurse was installed and a doctor in charge of the case. There was nothing unusual about it. He wasn't the first sick man that had stranded there, and would not be the last. The only curious thing about him was this: He heard the landlord say: "Take liim into thirteen." "No, no," he said feebly, "that is an unlucky number to ine—don't put me there." "All right." said the landlord, "give him eighteen, that's empty." And the men bore him carefully upstairs. But the landlord had winked to those who had him in charge, and they had responded by an answering wink, which said in dumb show, "All right, we un derstand." So they carried him into the room with the unlucky number, and he, having faith in the man .lie had appealed to, asked no questions. Indeed he could not, for as they carried him into the room he swooned, and they had enough to do, with the doctor's help, to revive him. Then he dozed, and started up in fe verish delirium, and called for people who were far away, and raved and mut tered, and the landlord was laughing down at the bar, telling of his good joke in deceiving the sick man. "He'll never know the difference," he said. "I ain't no patience with such superstitions, and what the eye don't see the heart don't feel. Here's health and long life to the stranger in No. 13." They clinked glasses and drank. The noise of their carousal penetrated the room above, where death wrestled with life in an unequal encounter. "What time is it?" The sick man had wakened suddenly, and as he asked the question the clock on the mantel began to strike the hour. "One—two—three—four," he counted the strokes aloud. The nurse tried to dissuade him from speaking by shaking her head in disap proval and laying a finger on her lips, but he persisted and had his way. "Five—six—seven—eight" The doctor held his finger on the sick man's pulse and felt an accelerated thrill in its irregular beat. The sick man's voice continued: 'Nine—ten—eleven—twelve" "Midnight," said the doctor, giving the nurse a warning look. "Thirteen!" "The clock struck one too many it is out of order," grumbled the nurse. "It-has stopped," said the doctor, tak ing his finger from the pulse, to which he referred. "Strange! I did not think the end was so near." Neither did the landlord, who had just wished the traveler long life. But the clock that struck one too many had been the strange instrument of fate.—Detroit Free Press. Some People Dislike Clocks. I loathe clocks! They are like your frank people who are always bawling un pleasant truths at you. As I look up from mv work just now and catch the eye of that brazen little monster on the shelf it almost seems as though it was gloating over the fact that time has the best of me. "Ah, ha!" it seems to be saying, "would like to keep your bloom a little longer, would you? Don't like to think how late in the day it's getting for some folks, and how near the bedtime of the grave! But mortals can't hold on to youth, and* they can't forget the inn where they are bound to sleep the night of death away, while my brazen tongue is wagging! You're on the lightning ex press that stops at no station, and I've got hold of the throttle valve, my dear!'' Well, you little beast, go on with your exulting beat of passing time! Swing yourself loose and hurry us away to the sea as a spiteful tug tackles an outward bound ocean steamer! Some day we will get it all back on you, when we stand under the new heavens checked off with no meridian of time! We shall forget you and your paltry environ ments as completely as the summer for gets the winter or the sunshine forgets the storm. Meantime I would like to demolish vou with a meat as!—Chicago Herald. rather ana »oa. A fine young fellow was disinherited by his father, a well to do grazier and cattle dealer, for marrying a domestic servant in the village. The father not only cut him out of his will, but turned him out of the house and dismissed him from his employment. The young man took service in the county police, and was shortly appointed to his own vil lage. But in a year or two he inherited a snug fortune from a brother of his father's, with whom the latter had a deadly feud, and the old grazier was so put out at his son's good fortune that he cut his throat. Almost the last work the son had to do before leaving the police force to enjoy his legacy was to attend the inquest of his father offi cially.—London Tit-Bits.