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Governor Roosevelt's Western Friends Pleased at the Prospect of a Visit from the Governor. Some Traits of Governor Roosevelt, and Some of His Experiences in the Cattle Country. An Ardent Sportsman, Who Has Killed Every Kind of Big Game on the Continent. The news that Governor Roosevelt will make a trip through the state in September, and will make some speeches en route, will be especially pleasing news to the residents of the western part of the state, where Roosevelt is well known, particularly among the ranchmen and cowboys, with whom he has spent some pleasant hunting seasons. It has oeen planned at Medora, where Roosevelt's closest western friends live, to have the train stop for a time in order to enable those of the residents of the vicinity who care to do so, to greet the gover nor and candidate for vice president, lc is safe to say that everyone in the county who can do so will be there, and that the governor will have a hearty greeting for all of them. Roose velt will get pretty nearly a solid vote in the western part of the state. Any one who votes against "Teddy" will be set down as a political "maverick." Roosevelt is a quiet, unussuming gentleman, full of nervous and phys ical energy, firm as a rock and deter mined in whatever he undertakes. He came first to the west a young man, led by his fondness at hunting and his desire to see the west for himself. He was a visitor to what are now the great cattle ranges of the state before the buffalo had been exterminated, and en joyed buffalo hunting with the old hunters of the buffalo trail. His im pressions of these trips and his exper iences are found well related in his 'Hunting Trips of a Ranchman." Roosevelt is perhaps fonder of hunting than any other sport. He has killed nearly if not quite every specimen of big game on the American continent and has mounted specimens of the heads brought down by his own rifle. Roosevelt is not classed by the west erners with the lenderfeet" who come out to see the west with a little dis conftort and exertion as possible. He shares the hardships of his guides and hunters, and that is the principal rea son Teddy is popular. When he wanted to see what life on a cattle "round up" was like, he took his place as one of the riders and made a trip with the outfit. He objected to any discrimination between himself and the hardened men who constituted the riders, roue his own string of bron chos. and found out just what a round up was like. Riding bronchos is not the pleasantest task in the world. A cow pony has more varied ways of ex pressing his contempt and hatred for the human race than any animal known. He is never thoroughly broken, never trustworthy, and never recon ciled to his lot as a slave. When he feels well he bucks and when he feels bad he bucks and he always feels one' way or the other. Roosevelt took his chances, suffered himself to be thrown off. mounted his horse again and won out. He rose with the men, ate with them in camp, rose with them, gath ered cattle with them, and stood night guard with them, and when he finished his trip he knew from actual exper ience what cow-punching was. He was just as earnest while at this work as lie might have been leading his reg iment at San Juan. Whatever Roose velt undertakes he does with his entire heart in it. Roosevelt had two ranches near Me dora. one, the "Maltese Cross" ranch, seven miles south, and the other, the "Elkhorn" ranch, forty miles north. The ranches are named from the cat tle brands used. The Elkhorn ranch lies in the center of a rough and rug ged country on the bank of the Little Missouri. When the governor first came west it was a paradise for a sportsman. Ducks, geese, chickens, and all varieties of feathered game were to be found a dozen yards from the ranch, and deer, blacktall and white, and the wary mountain sheep abounded in the adjacent hills. Roosevelt is a patient and painstak ing hunter. He will crawl for half a day to get a fair shot at a mountain sheep, the wariest of big game, and the kind that inhabits the wildest country. He is a good shot, and has what is termed "hunting luck", that is, he will get more game under the same conditions and in the same time than an old and experienced hunter. He wears glasses, and. these are an in convenience in winter time, but not withstanding this, he has made some excellent shots and done some excel lent hunting. It is a favorite trick of westerners when out with "tender feet," to shoot at game simultaneously with the "cherub," bring it down with better aim and knowledge of how to shoot, and then ascribe the lucky shot *. \i i"- 4 to the tenderfoot. A tenderfoot is al ways willing to believe his rifle has killed whatever game is secured whether he has fired it or not. Th!s trick has been tried with Roosevelt, and always resulted in a pleasant little calling down of the hunter by the governor. He wants there to be no doubt about who kills the game, and he doesn't like to have a guide take him for a "tenderfoot." Roosevelt's western managers are Ferris brothers of Medora. S. M. Fer ris is the present county treasurer and J. A. Ferris is proprietor of a general store. Roosevelt's friendship for his managers is close and they have been recipients of numerous valuable tokens of his regard. CAPEHART'S WORK. ACCOUNT OF THE WORK OF A. S. CAPEHART IN PREPARING EX HIBITS AT PARIS. A copy of the Paris edition of the New York Times—sent the Tribune by J. G. Rapelje, has the following ac count of the work done by A. S. Cape hart: "A. S. Capehart director of liberal arts and chemical industries to the United States commission, has more exhibits at the Paris exposition in his department than any other American section, covering a vast field of man ufacture and industry. Alexander S. Capehart is a native of Ohio, a prac tical printer and publisher. His de partment consists of the regular lib eral aiJts and chemical industry sec tions in the Champ de Mars, and the Publishers' building, in the Esplan ade des lnvalides. Mr. Capeliant is an experienced man in the exposition business. He had charge of the print ing machinery section at the Chicago World's fair, and was president of the jury in the department of mechanic arts on that occasion. Mr. Capehart received a diploma of honor for his services as president of the jury, and devoted nearly a full year to editing technically for the United Sttes gov ernment the awards that were be stowed at the Chicago exposition in the department of machinery. Fol lowing this he made exhibitions of special printing house machinery in an the important cities on the contin ent of Europe, and constructed fac tories for the manufacture of the same in Germany, Austria, and Hol land. He participated in the exposi tions at Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Leipsig, Stockholm, and Vienna, and became identified with the United States commission to the present Paris exposition alt the beginning of its work. He is a member of the United States Military Order of the Loyal Legion, the Medal of Honor Le gion and the International Typo graphical Union, and a thorough be liever in open exposition installation, as shown in his liberal arts and chem ical industry sections and the Pub lishers' building—that style of instal lation that presents at first glance a complete view of the composite whole of a distant section." TURTLE MOUNTAIN LANDS. Cando Record: When the Turtle Mountain forest reserve was opened for settlement in July there was a rush of settlers for the best lands and at present, while the section is temporarily closed to settlement in order to straighten out some of the tangled claims, there is a filer and a contestant or two on every choice homestead throughout the range. This, however, does no't signify that the section is completely and permanently settled. A big portion of the population is of the floating va riety, which is bound to drift aside when the permanent settlers come in. The development of such land is necessarily slow—especially does it seem so to people who are accustomed to the prairie—and many of the set tlers become discouraged and leave on this account. To a Record reporter who recently visited the mountains, it was a sur prise that so small an amount of stock had found its way into the range. Thousands upon thousands of rich acres, densely covered with the choic est bind of fodder—especially for sheep—were lying idle and going to waste. Thousands of acres of the fireswept region, which might be put in)to condition for the plow with very little work, were still untouched. Tihe entire landscape is dotted with small, deep lakes, insuring a constant supply of good water, and making it a model country for stock raising. It certain ly is what it has been reported to be— £he poor man's paradise, as he can be gin empty-handed and make a frugal, though decent living from the start by working. There are settlers Who have lived there for three or four years, and Still have only a small po tato patch cleared up. Such people are bound to be crowded out when the industrious class begins to seek en trance to the range, and the great change has already begun. Camel's milk is said to be very help ful to consamptives. It is palatable and nourishing. 1 BISMARCK_WEggjg_ TRIBUNE: FRIDAY, AUtt. 10 1900. SEORTAGEOFWHEAT Carefully Gathered Information from the Northwest Shows a Big Shortage of Wheat. Chicago Crop Experts Puts the Total Yield of Three States at 86, 000,000 Bushels Large Percentage of Acreage will Not be Cut and Other will Yield Poorly. SHORTAGE OF WHEAT. The shortage of spring wheat in the northwest is clearly shown by B. W. Snow, the crop expert who writes for the Chicago Times-Herald of the situ ation in the three states of Minne sota, North and South Dakota. Com menting generally on the situation he says: "So far as the spring wheat crop is concerned the only question is as to the extent of the disaster. At the close of June every one at all familiar with the situation agreed that the crop loss was the most severe in the history of the northwest. As to tne effect of the rains wliioh came with the first week of July, there has been and continues much difference of opinion, and within a week there has been a range in the estimates of those affecting to be well informed of from 7i»,000,000 to 125,000,000 bushels for Minnesota and the Dakotas. It is perhaps significant that the higher range of estimates comes from sources connected with the elevator interests in that section of the coun try. "With a view of ascertaining the situation as it is seen by those classes whose daily duty requires them to keep in touch with agricultural con ditions in their respective localities a special circular was this week sent to country bankers, managers of local elevators, railroad station agents and individual farmers in every county in the three northwestern states. Each of these classes is necessar ily familiar with the local conditions, and each reporter was cautioned to re port for only his own township, or at least for a definite area with which he was personally familiar. The circu lars were so scattered as to secure re ports from all sections, but especially full from the districts of heaviest population. Returns have been received from 137 country banks, IS local elevators, eighty railroad agents and 110 farm ers selected for their special experi ence in judging of crop prospects. These returns when consolidated into county averages include those coun ties which have 1)2 per cent of the wheat acreage of Minnesota, !)7 per cent of South Dakota and 94 per cent of North Dakota. "The questions submitted were: 1. "W.hat percentage of the acre age seeded will not be harvested? 2. "At what do you estimate the rate of yield per acre for all the area that will be cut? 3. "What do you consider an aver age rate of yield for your section in a normar year?" From the returns received, Mr. Snow estimates the total crop of the three states at S ,2:!o,ooo bushels, al lowing 47,430,000 bushels for Minne sota, 1'J,!I0,S,000 bushels for South Da kota and 18,000,000 bushels for North Dakota. Mr. Snow puts the acreage abandoned in North Dakota at 40 per cent, giving the number of acres for harvest at and the average yield at 0.3 bushels. In a sumary of the conditions in North Dakota Mr. Snow says: "Not a single county in North Da kota shows anything like a full crop, Richland in the extreme south of the Red Rived valley, making the best av erage with lo.j. bushels, against a normal of 1(5.7. This is the county that received a good local rain on June 12. The averages for the differ ent sections in the order of their im portance arfe as follows: Acreage Yield Abandoned 1900 Per Cent Bu. 3D O.'J Red River Yield Normal Bu. 1G.2 Cheyenne Valley ..41 5.4 14. East 30 5.1) 15.« Jim Valley 03 4.0 12.5 Devils Lake .. ....24 l!.4 10.2 North ....15 7.1 15.5 Missouri Valley ...43 4.5 12.3 Average .... .. .40 0.3 15.0 Considerable difficulty and much waste is being expenienced in harvest ing the crop. The straw is so short that binders cannot be used to advan tage, and frequently even headers can not reach the grain. In many cases fields have been cut with mowing ma chines and the straw then saved by raking. "The quality of the samples is al most universally spoken of as very high, a condition which is frequently true in drought seasons. The neces sity of securing at least seed wheat has led to the cutting of ma«y fields that would have been abandoned un- Working Women are invited to write to Mrs. Plnkham for froo advloo about thoir health. Mrs* Plnkham is a wo man. if you have painful periods, baokaohos or any of the more serious Ills of women, write to Mrs. Plnkham she has helped multitudes. Your letter will be sacredly oonfldentlalm Lydla f« Pinkham's Vegetable Compound Is known wherever the Eng lish language Is spoken. Nothing else oan possi bly be so sure to help suf fering women. Mo other medicine has helped so many• Remember this when something else Is sug gested. Mrs. Plnkham's ad dress Is Lynn, Mass. Hor helping hand Is always outstretched to suffering women. der any ordinary conditions. The figures in this review are based entirely upon the reports of the best informed local observers, and they fully confirm the position heretofore taken in this column as a result of personal observation and reports from farmer correspondents." APPEAL TO HUNTERS. On August 2i»th, the North Dakota prairies will be alive with sportsmen and for the next few days their tables and that of their friends will groan with the. toothsome young prairie chicken. How about the old chicken in the bag? You do not want them on your own table, and cannot very well be known to give them to your friends, and in most cases tney are left to spoil. Why not spare the mother to raise a brood another year, brother sportsman? At best, it only serves to swell the number in the bag, and no true sportsman should kill a bird with only this motive in view. You can easily distinguish the flight of the mother bird from the young during the early part of the season, ana a little care will make it possible to spare it. It is a well known fact that older liens are pre ferred as mothers in growing tame poultry, because they raise much larger and stronger broods. Why should not this apply to prairie chick en as well? Then look at'the matter from a humane point of view. You know that some belated broods in the early hunting season still need the mother's care in order to live, and even in the more advanced coveys the mother is worth much more to the young chicken left alive than it is to you. Brother sportsmen, think this over, and I know the result will lie the saving of many a mother to raise another brood. Better cut this out and place it in your hunting coat pocket. A copy of this appeal will be sent to every daily and weekly newspaper in the state of North Dakota. The ed itors who will kindly give it space will surely be remembered with a mess of nice young chickens by some appre ciative sportsman. Those who throw it in the waste basket will be liable to dine on an ancient hen. SPORTSMAN. FARMERS CUT IN. Hardly a train reaches Casselton but carries from a dozen to fifty men sent from St. Paul and Minneapolis to work on the Northern Pacific extension from Casselton to Dickey. Of the number who arrive a very few ever do any work on the new line. Farmers are needing men, and they are "Johnny on-the-spot" when the trains arrive, and it does not require much coaxing to get the men to accept farm positions at #2 a day and board, when they can only get the same wages and pay a week for board for working for the railroad company. The new line is !0 miles long, and but six miles of track have been laid, hose in charge of the work are about ready to give up, and call the work off until men are more plentiful. Those men who do go to work remain but a few days, and then take to the harvest fields, and it is not unlikely that work will be stopped on the line until enough men can be secured to carry the work through more rapidly. The contract was let to Foley Bros., and the line was to have been finished in five months. Work was begun in April. The pouch of a pelican is larger enough to hald seven quarts of water. BEAUTIFY GROUNDS Interest of Northern Pacific in New De pot Evidenced by a Letter from Chief Engineer. Proposed to Park Grounds in Vicinity of the Depot, Sow Grass and Set Trees. City Council Should Take Immediate Action Toward Cooperating with the Company. The interest taken by the Northern Pacific officials in the matter of the new depot is evidenced by a letter re ceived from, Chief Engineer McHenry by Mayor Patterson. It is proposed to park the depot grounds, set out trees and make the depot and grounds one of the beauty spots in the city. The parking will extend to the grounds back of the McKenzie block, and there will be a forty foot paved driveway in a semicircle in front of the depot. This will be supplemented with grass plots, flowers, etc. The city council should take immediate action toward cooper ating with the road, as requested by Mr. McHenry, and may rest assured that their action in this direction will he warmly approved by the residents oi the city. Mr. McHenr.v's letter, written from the Yellowstone division on the pres ent western trip, is as follows: "The Northern Pacific Railway com pany proposes to park the available spaces around their new depot, to be built the present season at Bismarck: and I would suggest that, as the build ing and grounds will be for public uses, and the grounds will, in fact, con stitute a public park, the city can properly join us in beautifying and maintaining this park. The railroad company is willing to prepare the grounds, hauling the neces sary material if the present soil is un lit. and will provide the walks, grass plots and a number of trees. I think the city should provide an ornamental fence, and provide and maintain flower beds, furnishing the necessary water for such purpose free of charge. "It is possible that some other addi tions to this park which would beauti fy it. will suggest themselves to your citizens, and I shall be glad to receive any such suggestions." MOISTURE CYCLES. Commissioner of Agriculture •Thom as says dry weather runs in cycles in the state and that this is the ending of a period of drouth that makes appear ance once every ten years or there abouts. The latter eighties were very dry and the latter nineties have been similar. For the past two or three years the precipitation has been grow ing less. Last winter the snowfall was exceedingly light and this summer the rainfall has been far below the av erage. For this reason it is expected that the snowfall the coming winter is apt to be much heavier than usual. This means a problem on tjie big cat tle ranges in the western part of the state. The conditions there so far as hay and range are concerned are as bad or worse than ever before. The grass is short and like tinder, and prairie fires are sweeping the ranges for hundreds of miles. Many ranch men have lost their hay and a great part of their range. Cattle will be shipped close and some of the ranch men have 0:d hay enough to pull through the winter with, but there are BAD BLOOD, BAD COMPLEXION. The skin is the seat of an almost end less variety of diseases. They are knewu by various names, but are all due to the same cause, acid and other poisons in the blood that irritate and interfere with the proper action of the skin. To have a smooth, soft skin, free from all eruptions, the blood must be kept pure and healthy. The many preparations of arsenic and potash and the large number of face powders and lotions generally used in this class of diseases cover up lor a short time, but cannot remove per manently the ugly blotches and the red, disfiguring pimples. Eternal vigilance Is tbp pp/oo of a beautiful complexion when such remedies are relied on. Mr. H. T. Shobe, 2704 Lucas Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., says: 44 My daughter was afflicted for years with a disfiguring eruption on her face, which resisted all treatmeut. She was taken to two celebrated health springs, but received no bene fit. Many medicines were prescribed, but with out result, until we decided to try S. S. S., and by the time the first bottle as finished the eruption began to disappear. A dozen bottles cured her completely and left her skin perfectly smooth. She is now seventeen years old, and not a sign of the embarrassing disease has ever returned." S. S. S. is a positive, unfailing cure for the worst forms of skin troubles. It is the greatest of all blood purifiers, and the only one guaranteed purely vegetable. sss Bad blood makes bad complexions. purifies and invigo rates the old and makes new, rich blood that nourishes the body and keeps the skin active and healthy and in proper condition to perform its part towards carrying off the impurities from the body. vttv gWUMIkW Bad blood makes If you have Eczema, Tetter, Acne, Salt Rheum, Psoriasis, or your skin is rough and pimply, send for our book on Blood and Skin Diseases and write our physi cians about your case. No change what ever for this service. SWIFT SPECIFIC COMPANY, ATLANTA, SA. many not so fortunate. With a heavy snow fall tnis winter, there is apt to be great loss of live stock. The ranch men are loth to sell off their stock if it is possible to keep them, for they real ize it will be wen nigh impossible to stock ui again in the spring at any thing like reasonable prices. FILLED UP THE HOLE. Fargo Forum: William Ballou demonstrated this morning to the sat isfaction of several witnesses that. he was somewhat of a worker himself. The Fargo Edison Co. is extending its line down Ninth street south, and one of the employes started to dig a post hole directly in front of the residence of Mr. Ballou near t'he Unitarian church. The owner of the property discovered the workman within a short time after he had started, and arming himself with a long-handled shovel he proceeded to take a hand in the game. The light company man was what would be termed a speedy work man, but he was unable to get ahead of the minister, who dumped the dirt back into the hole just as fast as it was deposited on the street. This was kept up for some little time, when Manager Hughes put in an appearance. He had a talk with the property owner, and called his attention to the fran chise held by the company. It had no effect on the gentleman with the shovel and by the time the employe had been directed to some other place for sinking a hole and had gathered up his tools the hole was filled, and Mr. Ballou was satisfied. Manager Hughes reported the matter to the po lice and if the hole is dug in front, of 'lie Ballou property it will be done un der police protection. WHAT DOES THIS LACK? Surely the Reader Cannot Ask for Better Proof. The reader may ask for more con vincing proof than testimony published from representative residents of neigh boring cities, but as the proof we offer has been decidedly convincing in Grand Forks it should carry considerable weight in this vicinity. Mr. M. F. Cleary of Bruce Avenue, Grand Forks, N. D., confectionery and cigar store, says: "There was a time when I always had a pain in my back just over and across the loins and hips. While in my case it was not serious, still anyone who has had it knows how pestering and annoying it is. Last April. IN'.tfS, I read about Doan's Kid ney Pills and procured a box from Trepanier & Co.'s drug store. I can say this much for the remedy. It gave me as complete and perfect relief from my trouble as was possible. I simply do not have any more of the pain and it is months ago since I took the treatment. There has been 110 re turn of the trouble. To Doan's Kid ney Pills belongs the credit for this result." For sale by all dealers. Mailed by Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo. N. Y„ sole agents for the United States. Remember the name Doan's and take no substitute. TROUBLE AMONG THE F1XXS. Devils Lake Inter-Ocean: Deputy Rut ten received word Tuesday that a shooting affray had occurred among some Finnish settlers in Lillehof town ship several days before and succeeded in rounding up the refractory parties and several witnesses for trial, which was held before Judge Duell Wednes day. It appears that the injured party was one Henry Johnson, a new settler from Finland. There has been exist ing for some time a feud among these people who it seems still retain their old world customs. .Johnson happened to be. driving by one of his enemy's houses inhabited by several young men of the same family, when a savage dog came out, caught Johnson in the buggy and severely bit him in several places, so Johnson claimed. Johnson fired several shots at the dog wounding liim in the head. The noise called out the young men fronn the house, who were enraged at what they thought John son's brutal treatment of tlieir dog, whereupon one of the boys picked up a pitchfork and tried to run it through Johnson. They succeeded in inflict ing severe injuries 011 his back, at tended by much loss of blood. The female population of the household aroused by his cries also came out and joined in the carnival of blood. The young savages then threw him on the ground and beat him into insensibility, the blood flowing from cuts over his head, and preventing his seeing any thing. He was then left alone and upon regaining consciousness renaiced to a neighbor's house where his in juries were dressed. It seems, how ever, that the affair was but a general mixup and jealous fight, as the boys allege that Johnson fired at them sev eral times. None of the parties were able to speak English intelligently, making it necessary to conduct the trial by means of an interpreter. The deserts of Arabia are specially remarkable for the pillars of sand which are raised by the whirlwinds.