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I have kept Ayer's Cherry Pec
toral in my house for a great many
years. It is the best medicine in
the world'for coughs and colds."
J. C- WilHams, Attica, N. Y.
troubles begin with a
tickling in the throat.
You can stop this at first
in a single night with
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
Use it also for bronchitis,
hard colds, consumption.
Tfcrnaim: He., Mc., tl.M.
Consult your doctor. If he says take it,
then do as he gays. If he tells you not to
take t, tliei don't take it. He knows.
You should promptly correct any
constipation or biliousness with
Ayer's Pills, small, laxative doses.
J, c, AVER CO.. Lowell, Mass.
Frank Casey returned today l'rom
HI Reno3 Texas.
J. A. Buchanan came in from the
east this morning.
Miss Irene Smith is an extra clerk
in Flint's furniture store.
J. W. See has been granted an in
crease of pension to $30 a month.
St. John's academy closed today for
the Christmas vacation until Jan. 3rd.
The Alert is in receipt of an elegant
art calendar from Rathman Bros. &
Miss Nora Parish, of Valley City,
will spend the holidays with Rev.
Greene and wife.
Father McPhee left today for his
claim at West Hope, N. D., to be ab
sent for sometime.
Dr. D. S. Moore returned this morn
ing from a month's visit in New Or
leans and the south.
Landlord Heath is reported quite
ill at Montpelier and his little son is
also on the sick list with fever.
W. R. Hawthorne has taken three
cars of horses to the northern Minne
sota lumber woods, for the winter
Miss Myrtle and Harry Bennett
leave tonight for Fargo and Grand
Forks to spend the holidays with
A. C. McGillivray and Leslie A.
Simpson have been confirmed as reg
ister and receiver of the Dickinson
Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Taylor and Mrs.
O. C. Wonnenberg leave tonight for a
holiday visit with relatives at Inde
The FessendenNews says that town
is becoming more metropolitan day by
day. It is now blessed with three
telephone lines and a rural free deliv
ery of the mail.
The death of M. D. Grover, general
counsel of the Great Northern rail
way, removes from the legal profession
of the northwest one of its most capa
ble and respected members.
New Rockford Transcript: The
idea of eating Christmas dinner on
the banks of the Jim is very attract
ive. but perhaps it would be better to
remain in doors and not run the risk
of an attack by the mosquitoes.
R. O'Brien was arrested last night
on a charge of assault and battery,
upon complaint of W. H. Brown. He
plead guilty today before Justice
Carr and was lined $5.00 and $11.20
costs, in default of which he was com
mitted to jail.
Bismarck Tribune: Judge Glaspell
of Jamestown came in on the morning
train and sat with the supreme court
this afternoon on a matter relative to
a decision handed down some time
ago in a case in which the judge sat as
one of the supreme court judges.
J. C. Engleman and son, of Harting
ton, Nebraska, will open a law and
real estate office in the city in a few
days. Mr. Hartington, Sr., is located
temporarily at the Brunswick until an
office can be secured, and his son is
expected later from Iowa college.
Mr. Baker of Buchanan came in
from the northern Wisconsin and
Minnesota lumber woods this morning,
where he accompanied J. A. Buchanan
with two carloads of horses. Eight
inches of snow has fallen in the woods
and the prospects for a busy and
profitable winter's work are reported
The public schools will close tomor
row evening for a two weeks holiday
vacation. The members of the board
of education have just completed a
thorough examination of each school
room in the city, and also the work of
the various teachers. Several days
have been taken
intervals, at this
work, and the results
board. An archi
tect is expected in a short time from
Fargo to consult with the board, and
succeeded in keeping down the tires
to a great extent, and the result
shown in the increasing growth of
grass, and the drying up of ponds and
sloughs. Not only that, but the grass
grows on the bill sides, and oa the
top of the hills, where little grew be
fore. The grass catches all of the
rain, holds most of the snow and the
soil is immensely benefited. In my
opinion it is the greatest help to the
farmers that has ever occured—thi
keeping down of prairie fires."
JohnToohey left today to spend
Christmas at Lakota.
Joe Blewett came in from St. Paul
today to spend the holidays.
From indications there is plenty in
town to cheer as well as inebriate.
H. B. Wood"uhas been, and is still,
quite sick in Minneapolis with tonsi
Miss Sue Sprague left yesterday for
a holiday visit at Mapleton and Man
Miss Peters who has been visiting
relatives ber§ returned to Menominee
Wis. last night.
Frank Beals was among the travel
ing menjto arrive today to spend the
holidays at home.
FrediSeiberg has been transferred
to the Fargo shops, where he is em
ployed, as apprentice boilermaker.
Miss Ora Wolfer returned from
Fargo last evening where she has been
for the past six weeks having her eyes
A. J.1 Harrington, the plumber for
the steam heating plant at the St.
John's Academy will spend Christ
mas in Fargo with his family.
J. W. See: Came in from Lisbon to
spend the holidays. Am feeling much
better than^when I left. Pat Burke
and Capt. Gleason and wife requested
me to give everybody their best re
make a proposition as to plans for tho shipping. JDoc. and Arthur Ilanft
new high school building. went up with the teams.
Col. J. D. Mars ton: "Ten years ago Clerk of Court Richmond has ar
I commenced to tight prairie fires by rived from his wedding trip to Iowa
agitaMng a system of fire breaks un- and other points and will be joined in
der a township supervision. We have a few days by Mrs. Richmond who is
Santa'Claus will have some sledding
after all. The weather clerk was in a
friendly mood last night for old Santa's
business and sent a slight fall of snow
which covered the ground this morn
ing and will make the regulation
Christmas weather for 1904.
Dickey Reporter: D. L. Bobo came
down from Melville the first of the
week to transact business and visit
old friends here and at the county
seat. Mr. Bobo is contemplating dis
posing of his lumber and hardware
business at Melville, but is yet some
what undecided in regard to the mat
ter, and mayconclude to remain there
Thos. Frankson of Spring Valley,
Minn., has issued a leaflet regarding
lands in North Dakota, and the prin
cipal subject discussed is a poetical
piece by one Ole Larson who tells how
he came from Norway to Illinois, and
from Illinois to Stutsman county, and
how well he has done. Mr. Frankson
is one of the wide awake real estate
men in soutnern Minnesota who arc
helping populate North Dakota.
Nate Burgster is at home spending
Mr. and Mrs. A. O'Hearn left for
John Tufford and II. M. Thompson
were Kensalites at the Gladstone to
Capt. Ingraham returned home to
day from a short trip to the twin
Miss Blanche Dix, one of the high
school teachers left last night for the
twin cities to spend her holiday va
Matt Hussey, one of Stutsman
county farmers from the northern
part of the county was doing business
in the city today.
Mabel Wedeman came in last night
from Windsor, where she has been
teaching school, and will spend the
holidays in the city.
A number of traveling men who
make Jamestown their homes, have
arrived and will spend the holidays
with their families.
Mrs. Geo. Warnock, accompanied by
her son, Harry, came in last night on
No. 4. from Spokane and will spend
the holidays with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Everett.
Miss Katherine Martin left last
night for her home in Northfield,
Minn., to spend her Christmas vaca
tion. Miss Wood also left for her
home in Mankato for the holidays.
A large number of pupils from east
ern points as well as returning shop*
pers were north bound today. The
depot was crowded for several hours
with travelers and schoolchildren.
The N. P. company will suspend all
work on the road as far as possible on
Monday next, to give employes a
chance to celebrate the day. There
vill be no way freights run, Monday.
Pingree Patriot: Sam Russell took
a number of his teams to Mi not last
week, where he wilfhaul lignite coal
from the mines to the railway for
spending a short time at Kensal.
They expect to go to housekeeping as
soon as a convenient houso can be se
Farmers in the vicinity of New Sa
letn in the western part of the state
where stock and dairy interests arc
the main occupations have organized
a bank and the capital stock is sub
scribed by farmers It will be the
third bank in the little town and the
money represented was all made from
the products of the soil. North Da
kota returns for the 1904 crop will be
another record breaker, and will con
tinue the state at the head of the
procession as the richest agricultural
state per capita in the union.
Engineer Tilden has been surveying
a road south of Cleveland to establish
the same as a permanent county road,
on account of the same having been
used for the last twenty years, by the
public. Tne road is about 2} miles in
length. Mr. Tilden went to Plngree
today to direct the work of locating
the new county bridge across the Jim
river at the DcPuy ranch. The Ed
munds bridge is completed. After
the Jim river bridge is done the next
county bridge work will be on the new
bridge across the Pipestem about six
miles south of Buchanan.
A PURE SEED TRAIN
The Soo line is preparing to send
one through North Dakota.
The idea of a train of instruction
along, agricultural lines, while not a
new one in the west in all respects,
has never been attempted in exactly
the same manner as that in which the
Soo Line is now taking up the subject.
The cars in course of preparation,
will be thoroughly equipped for the
purposes intended and will visit all
stations on the system in North
Dakota, stopping a sufficient length of
time to allow those interested to pay
a thorough visit to this novel exhibi
tion. It will be in charge of the
North Dakota Agricultural college,
which is an assurance that all enquir
ies will be answered in an intelligent
way. Samples of all varieties of
grains at present grown in the coun
try will bo carried, but a specialty
will be made of the finest exhibit of
seed grains that can be gotten togeth
er. It will furnish an opportunity for
an inspection, of all the new varieties
which are now attracting attention,
such as macaroni wheat, Russian oats
etc., as well as seeds of such hardy
vegetables as recent experiments have
demonstrated can be grown success
fully in the latitude of the Dakotas.
The train cannot fail to be of interest
and everyone is invited to call and see
it upon Its arrival and to make the
most of an excellent opportunity.
The dates of arrival of the train at
different points will be 'given as soon
as the schedules can be prepared.
A sure sign of approching revolt and
serious trouble in your system is ner
vousness, sleeplessness, or stomach up
sets. Electric Bitters will quickly
dismember the troublesome causes. It
never fails to tone the stomach, regu
late the Kidneys and Bowels, stimu
late the Liver, and clarify the blood.
Run down systems benefit particularly
and all the usual attending aches van
ish under its searching and thorough
effectiveness. Electric Bitters is only
50c, and that is returned if it don't
give perfect satisfaction. Guaranteed
by Wonnenberg & Avis, Druggists.
TO SWELL SCflOOL_FUND.
The next large offering of state
school land is in Ramsey county, the
22nd inst. Sixty thousand acres will
be offered at auction by D. J. Laxdal,
state land commisioner acting as
auctioneer. These land have been
appraised at price ranging from $10 to
$13 an acre and cannot be sold at
less than appraised value. Owing
to the location of certain pieces of
the land, however, it is expected
that it will not be sold at less than
from $30 to $35 per acre. It was se
lected by state authorities before
any of these adjoining lands had been
taken by homesteaders, and is there
fore the very best land in the coun
ty. It is in some instances almost
adjoining the town sites and in
others as far as ten miles from
market but is all the best of agri
These 60,000 acies of land will sell
for no less than $1,000,000 and prob
ably for a $1,400,000 which sum will
be added to the public school funds
and draw 0 per cent interest, and
will help support the public schools
and scate institutions. The Interest
only is used for this purpose and the
principal forms] a permanent fund
for such support.
A FRIGHTENED HORSE.
Running like a mad down the street
dumping the occupants, or a hundred
other accidents, are every day occur
rences. It behooves evrybody to have
a reliable Salve bandy and there's
none as good as Bucklen's Arnica
Salve. Burns, Cuts, Sores, Eczema
and Piles dissapear quickly under its
soothing effect. 25c, al Wonnenberg
& Avis Drug Store.
ADVERTISE IN THE ALERT.
"WHIM fount KT"
M'MILLAN, THE MINNESOTA
BOTANIST, ISSUES WARNING
FOR THE NEXT YEAR.
In the opinion of Professor Conway
MacMillan of the university, there is
every indication of a disastrous wheat
rust in 1905, which will materially
affect the wheat yield of the Red Riv
er valley. Professor MacMillan has,
during the past years, made a careful
study of wheat and its ailments, and
in an interview today he gives his
reasons for a forecast of poor wheat in
1905 and discusses the difference be
tween wheat smut and wheat rust,
terms often confused by the public.
Professor MacMillan said:
Without desiring to say anything
which would influence the market one
way or the other, it may be predicted
with reasonable confidence that the
Red River valley wheat crop of 1905
will show considerable rust. This is
because a strong infection of the
straw and stubble has been brought
about during the season of 1904 and
the rust fungus has shown some par
ticularly virulent qualities. A fortu
nate climatic condition would tend to
reduce the damage, but sufficient
moisture for the favorable develop
ment of the wheat plant is also favoi
able to rust. The probabilities
for a clean, unrusted crop do
not seem bright. An advantage to
next year's crop will be gained by the
careful selection of seed wheat if pos
sible, from fields where rust was pre
valent, provided that the seed should
be of full weight and high grade.
Seeds of low weight might indicate
weakening of the parent plant by the
I was called upon a few weeks ago
by a couple of gentlemen from the
east who were in the business of man
ufacturing chemicals. They were
particularly anxious to know whether
the formaldehyde method which has
proved successful in the treatment of
wheat smut could be applied also tu
rust. Their idea was that what cured
smut would also cure rust. They said
they had considerable encouragement
from practical men interested in the
growing, marketing and grinding of
wheat, from which, I suppose, th'ey
meant that they had talked it over
with farmers, brokers and millers.
When I remarked that formaldehyde
could never be of the slightest value in
the treatment of rust they were much
disgusted, but I took the trouble to
show them the difference between
smut and rust and then they agreed
there was nothing in the formalde
hyde treatment of rust.
The fact is that while rust and
smut are both'communicated to the
wheat by minute microscopic dust or
spores, the infection takes place at a
very different time in the life of the
wheat plant. The smut spores are
communicated to the wheat kernel as
it is maturing and will be found with
in certain kernels or caught in the
beard at the end of the kernel. By
various methods, such as immersion in
hot water, bluestoning or subjection
to formaldehyde vapor, such spores
can be killed without destroying the
germ of the wheat. Seed which is
smutty, when it begins to grow, per
mits infection of the seedling and the
next crop will be smutty also.
The rust spores are communicated to
the growiug plant by atmospheric
currents coming from straw or stub
ble of previous years, or in some cases
from the leaves of quite different
plants. There .is no way of disinfect
ing the atmosphere of a farm. There
fore the problem of checking rust in
fection is altogether different from
that of checking smut infection
While seed wheat from a smutty field
is almost sure to communicate smut
to the next crop, seed wheat from a
rusted field, if it is of good weight
and appearance, is least likely to pro
duce plants which will be badly rusted
For the plant which produced the
good seed in the rusted field evidently
survived the rust attack, maturing
strong seed when other plants around
it were badly diseased. This, in
many cases, might be due to accident,
but in others it would indicate some
immunity to rust which might be
communicated to the next generation
FIGHT WILL BE BI TTER.
Those who will persist in closing
their ears against the continual re
comendation of Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consumption, will have a
long and oitter tight with their trou
bles, if not ended earlier by fatal ter
mination. Read what T. R. Beall of
Beall, Miss, has to say: "Last fall
my wife bad every symptom of con
sumption. She took Dr. King's New
Discovery after everything else had
failed. Improvement came at once
and four bottles entirely cured her."
Guaranteed by Wonnenberg & Avis,
Druggists. Price 50c, and It.00. Trial
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.
The Jamestown Creamery Co.,
consisting of F. IV. Lamberton and
Geo. IV. Brown, has been dissolved
by mutual consent, F. W. Lamberton
to collect all bills and assume all
F. W. Lamberton,
Geo. W. Brown.
Jamestown, N. D., Dec. 6th. 1004.
Remember This. ..
When looking for an
gift the question is "what
shall I give^' Finds a
ready answer at Flint's.
We have everything in
Furniture, Pictures, Rugp,
Crockery and China on a
very broad scale.
This cobbler seat
rocker until Xmas.. ZiuU
Solid oak centre
table 24x24, at only.ZiUU
Full size iron bed,
an or a
Ostermoor Mattress.. 15.00
We are also agents for
the Gunn Sectional Book
Cases. Highest award at
the Louisiana Purchase
H. O. Flint
Furniture and Undertaking,
All UNLIMITED SUPPLY AT 8 PER CEMT.
NO EXPENSES.—HO COMMISSIONS.
Farm and Grazing Land for Sale
EASY TERMS. CALL AND SEE US,
W. B. S. TRIMBLE CO.,
Established 1883. Jamestown* N. D.
James River Valley Lands
For sale in large or small tracts. Terms easy and prices low. If
you have land to sell, list it with us and we will
find you a purchaser.
Money to Loan on Good Farm Lands.
Call or write us before placing your loan.
WELLS & DICKEY CO.
JAMESTOWN. NORTH DAKOTA.
Telephone Connection!*. ... .Prompt Service
Capital House Barn
Under New Management.
Livery Feed Sale Stable
Dray Line In Connection.
A A S to
Jamestown, North Dak.
WHEN YOU WANT
FIRST CLASS LIVERY
Go to Severn. All kinds of rigs at reasonable rates. Good
Back meets all trains and is ready for call at any hour
Courteous treatment and square dealing is the motto here.
J. H. SEVERN
ftei State, JUKSI0WN. N. 0.
Lumber, Wood,Coal, Etc.
C. D. SHURL0CK.
farm and Cltt Property for 8*1*. Also Seed and
IV YOU WANT THE BEST HKSULTS
Advertise in Daily fliert.