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John McKinDon who has been tele
graph operator at the Western Union
has been called to St. Paul and is sue*
ceed by a lady operator.
The Steele Ozone reports that well
drilling out fits in Kidder county are
having all they can do and that a
new out fit has been started at
Valley City like other towns in the
northwest is trying to thaw out
frozen water mains. The experiment
of thawing by electricity was ordered
tried by tho council*
A number of visitors from the local
Elks lodge went to Fargo Saturday
night to attend an election of officers
and asocial occasion. Among them
were C. A. Klaus, Mack Sinclair,
Andrew Blewett, G. A. Lieber, Otto
Bauer, Dr. DePuy.
William Earle who is teaching in
the Gaflney neighborhood spent yes
terday in the city. During vacation
Mr. Earle looks after the repairs of a
line of elevators, in different parts of
the state and desires to keep posted
on what is doing in this county
through the paper.
G. A. Lieber has returned from
an enforced snow bound vacation of
three days on the Hanna branch of
the Great Northern, at a little
station called Conway. lie reports
that several traveling men are stuck
at Osnabrock, and do not epxect to
get out for a week. The storm was
very severe with a heavy fall of
snow in the Great Northern country
and trains blockaded.
A. G. Brastrup complained that
chicken stealing has been going on
in his flock and Officer McCormick
rounded up four men who were found
today in an N. P. boarding car with
a stove going, and evidences that
Jed to grave suspicions. They denied
having anything to do with taking
chickens, bub on general principles,
were given ten days in the county
jail. They gave names as George
White, Wm. Cunningham, Frank
Williams and Frank Shade.
In the case of the state against
Evenson, McCarty, Mason and Mc
Monagle, for assualt, a postponement
was taken till April 21st on the
grounds that Post was unable to ap
ppear at the trial which was to be
held to day before Justice Pearson.
Bonds were reduced from $500 to $100
each, and the bo,s expect to secure
the bonds and get released from the
custody of the sheriff where they
have been since Thnsday.
Four passenger trains arrived this
afternoon from the west oeintj the
first through trains since Thursday
last. They followed each other in
rapid succession. The road has been
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It is the
Have your cake, muffins, and tea bis
cuit home-made. They will be fresher,
cleaner, more tasty and wholesome.
Royal Baking Powder helps the house
wife to produce at home, quickly and eco
nomically, fine and tasty cake, the raised
hot-biscuit, puddings, the frosted layer
cake, crisp cookies, crullers, crusts and
muffins, with which the ready-made food
found at the bake-shop or grocery does
Royal is the greatest of bake-day helps.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK.
blocked with a heavy snowfall at
places all the way from a short dis
tance west of Glendive to Mandan.
At Bismarck the order of the day
Satuiday was the shoveling of snow
from the walks, the drifts being
several feet deep.
Editor William Miller went to
Minnewaukan today returning from
the Hot Springs, Ark. He says the
city is full of visitors and the weather
just getting pleasant. All the hotels
have been crowded with northern
visitors for a month. On his return
he stopped at St. Louis and visited
the World's Fair grounds. From
the condition of the grounds it looks
as if the exposition will not be ready
for a long time. Work is greatly de
layed. The complete show will not
be ready until midsummer or fall
from present appearances.
Rev. Danford spent the Sabbath
in Tower City.
Secretary of State Porter was in
the city yesterday.
Chas. Rathman went to Aberdeen
today on a business trip.
Mrs. Winslow went to Fargo yester
day for a few days visit.
Harry Wasser and family have
moved into the new Buckley cottage
on Main street.
Mrs. Meserve has gone to Burleigh
where she will visit with Mr. and
Mrs. John Hamilton.
T. n. Poole left for LaMoure
county today to attend to some land
leasing for the state school land de
Mrs. C. D. Shut-lock was an cast
bound passenger last night and will
vjsib in the east for a few days with
friends and relatives.
A post office will he established at
Claire this county, with M. B. Olsen
Seed grains are being advertised
now and tne farmers seem to be get
ting anxious to begin the spring
Orin Carter has disposed of the
remainder of his farm implements
and stock by auction and will go to
Michigan where he has bought out a
business and will make it his future
Owing to the/equipment being
abcufc all tied up at cither Glendive
or Mandan, Sunday's train was
traveling without a dining car and it
had to stop as in ye olden times at
the different lunch counters along the
line for meals which in these days
William Swank who was married ir
this county in September, 1902 has
sent papers to Ramsey county notify
ing his wife Mae Swank of his inten
sion to bring divorce proceedings
against her. He claims in the bill
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cares all forms of Rheumatism.
The delayed trains that have been
held up since Friday last, at Glen
dive, passed through the city yester
day afternoon. The storm that Visit
ed that section of the country and
east is said to have been nearly as
bad as the famous Thanksgiving day
storm of '96. Russell plows from
both sides of the blockaded section
were sent out to clear awav the snow
and were the direcc result of the
long delay of the train. Four large
one-hundred and twenty-five ton
locomotives behind one of the plows
took a run at a drift west of Mandan
and as a result the plow was smashed
to splinters and the engineer on the
first engine sustained a compound
fracture of tho leg. The two men in
the plow got out unhurt while the
first three engines and the plow were
piled up in an indiscriminate mass.
Farther west there were also some
engines piled up and plows put out of
commission but r.o one was hurt.
A grocery firm of the city has re
ceived from Prof. Ladd, pure food
commissioner for the state, a notice
that under the pure food law after
July all maple sugar and maple syrup
will have to be labelled with whatever
other substances are in the product,
to be legally sold. Prof. Ladd says
that out of numerous samples exam
ined none have been the pure juice of
the maple tree. The law has made a
good many improvements in the qual
ity of goods offered for sale in the
state, especially in the matter of
spices, jellies and jams. A more
truthful labelling of goods has also
followed the crusade for purer food
products, or their correct description
when offered for sale.
Miss Barnard is visiting her sister,
Hairy Cooper who has been at
Rrainerd has returned home.
Miss Edith Schmidt is spending
her spring vacation in the city.
Good gang plow for sale, also saddle
horse and cheap work team. II. R.
Miss Fannie Dunning of Bismarck
is spending her vacation of a week in
C. H. Milligan of Cleveland and
Thos. Davis of Piano were visitors in
tho city yesterday.
J. II. Crum returned this 'morning
from Bismarck where he has spent
the last few days.
The Senior C. E. held a social at
the Congregational church which was
a success in every way.
Mrs. McGilllvray went to Eldridge
this morning and will attend the
literary meeting there tonight.
William J. Ferguson and family of
Elliston, Mont., expect to remove to
San Diego county, Cal to reside.
The Minneapolis Journal has a long
harangue about wheat seeding in
that she has entered into unlawful
association with a Dan Peteison and
that she is a habitual drunkard.
Owing to a jog in the sidewalk on
2nd ave. south near tho residence
Of John Milsted, Mrs. Judge Glaspel!
slipped and fell last night severely
spraining her foot and ankle. She
will probably be laid up with a pain
ful Injury for some time. The side
walk is in a bad condition at that
place and the Alert is informed the
attention of the city council has been
called to the same before this.
The High School basket ball team
from this city will meet the team
from Aberdeen a week from Friday
at the accademy in Oakes. An en
deavor is being made to get a large
crowd to attend and if enough can be
secured to defray the expense, a tour
ist sleeper will be engaged so that
those attending the game will not be
obliged to sit up all night jn the re
turn trip. The Oakes folk say the
game will be a hummer as the teams
are pretty well matched with the
exception that tne Aberdeen boys
have a center that is longer than a
streak of bad luck.
The snow that has been with us
for sometime has about all disappear
ed and for many miles west of here
the snow has entirely disappeared
from the fields so that spring work
will probably be taken up in thete
fields soon. Farther west, however,
the snow that accompanied the last
blizzard is still piled high in drifts
that have been made wherever there
was an object to create an eddy in
the storm winds.
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North Dakota and says that it will
Ed. Mitchell of Hunter, N. D., nas
bought out the renovating business of
F. S. Mastin who left yesterday for
Every new shape In spring
hats can be tounu here with a
modest price attached^to it. Bcck
Ten of the Salvation Army people
of this city went to Valley City last
night where there is being held a
Mrs. S. N. and Miss Grace Moore,
who have been visiting in the city
leave for York, Neb., on tomorrow
Cashier W. T. Ilenriinger of Good
rich was in the city last night and
J. C. Wakley, Milwaukee—"My
wife was sick many years. Nothing
done her any good till she used IIol
llster's Rocky Mountain Tea. Now
she's strong and well." 35c at Won
nenberg & Avis.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wilbur left to
day for their farm near Russell, N. D.
They have spent part of tho winter
in the city leaving a family on tne
place to look after the stock.
Our Gordon $3 hat. is our lead
er and we think it is the best hat
for the niouey to be had of any
body anywhere. Beck Clothing
A 'spring tonic that braces body
and brain, cleanses, purifies and
strengthens the entire svstem. Hol
listei's Rocky Mountain Tea keeps
you well all summer. 35c tea or tab
let form. Wonnenberg & Avis.
A large number of farm hands alight
ed fiom the morning train and went
north to Buchanan where they will
work during the summer on J. A.
Now is the time to take a spring
tonic to puiifiy the blood, cleanse
the liver and kidneys of all impuri
ties. Ilollister's Rocky Mountair
Tea will do the business 35c tea or
tablets at Wonnenberg & Avis
Mr. Joseph Bistline baritone, of
the Columbian Male Quartette, has
an excellent voice. He is also a fin
ished artist on the violin. His in
strumental solos are a strong feature
of the program.
Alexander Steinbach was at Fargo
yesterday and took the civil service
examination for appointment to the
government service. It is understood
that he passed the examination
successfully and after due season ex
pects to secure some kind of an ap
Circulars with information about
the Feeble Minded Institute at Graf
ton have been received from Dr.
Baldwin. The school is for the train
ing of the feeble minded children of
the state. The school consists of
three departments, training, custo
dial, and epileptic.
William. Erdmann who acting on
the advice of his son-in-law, left
Montpelier and went to Chicago, has
returned to his former home, wife
less and daughterless. Word that
has reached Jamestown during liisi
absence tells of many trials he has
endured since he left Montpelier.
A snow plow went north this morn
ing to make an attempt at opening
up the road up to Denhoff and to the
end of that branch. The snow out
there is deep in the cuts that the
rotary could not work to advantage
and the snow had to be shoveled down
to where it could be picked up.
The lady who was deserted by her
husband in this city last summer,
while enroute to Mandan returned
through here this morning bound for
Tyler, Minn. She has with her three
cildren one of wheih is a pitiful sight
it having passed through the cyclone
that visited St. Charles, Minn., last
Dr. Danford will preach an Easter
sermon Sunday mornng and the Sun
day school will render an Easter pro
gram of recitation and music Sun
day evening at the Methodist church.
EXCURSION TO WASHINGTON,
On April 10, 11, and 12, the Balti
more & Ohio Railroad will sell excur
sion tickets from Chicago to Wash
ington, at a rate of $18.50 for
the round trip, account Knights of
Columbus meeting, good to return
leaving Washington not later than
April 18. For further information
address Ticket office 244 Clark Street,
w" »i ira1'
POSTAL CLERK MOVEMENT.
I Several crews of postal clerks have
been waiting for the arrival of west
bound trains, and a number of crews
have had to double back to St. Paul
to bring out west bound mails. No
mail from west of Mandan has been
received here since Thursday evening.
W. J. Hickman of Anoka, Minn.,
who has been running on the N. P.
as postal clerk for a number of years,
has received notice that he has been
appointed Inspector of rural mail de
livery at a salary of $1,200 a year and
$3 a day expenses while at work.
He took the civil service examination
for this promotion some time since.
He will be assigned to the Middle
Division of this service with head
quarters at Chicago and his duties
will require his traveling in Illinois,
Michigan and Wisconsin.
The rendition of Mendelssohn's
greatest oratorio "Elijah," is to be
given at Fargo April 20-21 at the
opera house. Each evening the
oratorio will be rendered bv one hun
dred musicians and each afternoon
there will be recitals by the oratorio
soloists. A rate of a fare and a third
has been obtained by the management
for the occasion.
Mrs. Grace F. Verner of Winnipeg
as been engaged as soprano, and
Charlotte Demuth Williams violinist.
Among the wellknown musical
names of the northwest who will
take part in the production, is tnat
of Mis. Shattuck of Fargo who is the
pianist for the occasion.
Prof. Ladd of the Agricultural
College says that thousands of dollars
were lost last year by farmers of this
state from using formaldehyde of
inferior strength. Much of it with
which seed wheat was treated did not
contain over 30 per cent of formalde
hyde and some of it not over 25. It
is now stated that farmers derived
little benefit fiom treating seed with
such adulterted product. The state
is again being flooded with this class
of formaldehyde and farmers are re
quested not to purchase any unless
an analysis showing at least 33 per
cent can ba shown. The different
brands now offered for sale will be
analysied and a bulletin issued giving
SOLD OUT WELL.
The farm auction sale of the Willi
ams brothers at Piano was a success,
Auctioneer Cornwall selling out near
ly everything but a few head of
horses which the owners will take
with them to Washington. Property
brought good prices also.
Another auction sale at Marion on
the Ed. Hickman place will be made
shortly by H. Cornwall and consider
able stock offered for sale consisting
of horses and cattle.
DEATH FROM TUMOR.
The death of the three year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Winkler
of Montpelier occured yesterday after
noon at the City Hospital from cacer
ous tumor. The little one was a great
sufferer and the autopsy held by Dr.
Sifton on the remains disclosed the
presence of a tumor weighing ten
pounds, an unusual growth in one so
young. Burial will occur at the James
town cemetery, the funeral being held
from the Flint undertaking rooms this
afternoon. Mr. Winkler is the section
foreman at Montpelier.
AJ1 lot owners at Highland Home
cemetery or legal representatives,
lady or gentlemen, are urgently re
quested to meet at city hall Satur
day April 9th at one o'clock p. m.
Sec'y and Treas., of Highland Home
A recently posted bulletin at the
N. P. offices, announces the discon
tinuance of the office of assistant
superintendent on the Dakota divi
sion—and it is believed that the
same order applies to other divisions
on the system. The bulletin states
that former Assistant Supeintend
ent Birdsall is trainmaster from
Jamestown to Fargo and P. Blewett
in the same position from Jamestown
Well work, 50 cents a foot. Leave
orders at Chenery & Anderson's.
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A WORLD'S RECORD.
Off Pensacola, Florida recently, tho
battleship Karsarge made the best
record of all ol the. American war
ships and as far as is known a reoord
that has never been equaled by any
floating war vessel. The record made
is: Six hits out of a possible seven
in five minutes and twenty seconds
with the thirteen inch gun ten hits
out of a possible ten in five minute
and twenty seconds with an eight
inch gun and eighteen hits out of a
possible eighteen in two minute
with a five inch srun.
In Fargo the policemen that were
employed at the deDOt and who were
taken oft as an economical move have
been recalled to fill their former posi
tion. The Fargo Call notes that
"Old Sol is beginning to work over
time now and that that dead cat in
the alley will soon become oderifer
ous." The examinations before tha
Civil Service board for teachers in
the Phiilipines takes place tomorrow
at the Federal building A :lass of
fifteen took examinations for various
positions under the Civil Service yes
GRAY AND BAY TEAM.
A team and rig has been found
north of Blaisdell on the Denhoff
branch. The team was not attached
to the lig nor to each other and they
are not known in that part of the
country. It is supposed that the per
son or persons who were traveling
with the outfit have wandered off
somewhere and been frozen. A pecu
liar incident of the affair is that they
are a gray and bay and are not known
in the neighborhood. It might be
the team that was supposed to have
figured in the Medina affair.
MAXIMUM RATE LAW.
Bis marck Tribune: Andrew Schatz,
a member of the state railway com
mission, was not present at the meet*
ing of the commission held at Bis
marck several days ago, .and because
of this fact and the further fact that
repoits have not been received from
a number of states applied to for
copies of similar laws, no action was
taken looking to the enforcement of
the maximum coal rate law passed at
the last legislative session. The rail
road officials claim that the new law
is out of the question and that its
terms cannot be complied with by the
roads in this state. It is claimed
that in some states a^law even more
drastic is in operation and the com
mission adjourned until May 19 when
a meeting will be held at Fargo to
further discuss the question.
Reports from Dickinson are that
Bronte Burgster and his partner in
the stocK business have suffered
severe losses in sheep and cattle dur
ing the last few weeks of bad weather.
A good many other cattle and sheep
men have likewise been unfortunate
especially from the last storm. State
Senator McDonald of Emmons county
also lost several hundred out of a
band of 1,200. The sheep were driven
to a barn but would not enter and
drifted in the storm some ten miles.
DRIVING OUT THE ENEMY.
These are the days of colds, sharp
and sudden, attacking throat and
lungs, and leading to consequences
one does not like to think about.
Avoid further exposure and fight the
enemy of health and comfort with
Perry Davis' Painkiller, the family
stand-by for sixty years. It con
quers a cold in a day. See that you
get tne right article. There is but
one Painkiller, Perry Davis'.
It Aids Digestion—Washington
Irving Cigar—between meals.
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