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l""-'', l^'5^''' 1 A :,V Win" fjamjesimuw ^Vlert. Official Paper of Stwtsman County. PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY MORNING. MARSHALL XeGLURE, Editor and Proprietor Terms :--If paid in Advance. ONE COPY, one year, ONE COPY, six months. a |2 00 SI 00 All business communications should be addressed to MARSHALL McCLUKE, Jamestown, Dakota Go to Lambert's for shade trees. Go to Lambert's for box elder seed. 10J lbs. sugar for $1 at Lambert's. Overalls 50c per pair at Lambert's. Got to Lambert's before buying oats. Gent's hose SOc a dozen at Lambert's. Ladies' serge slippers for 75c at Lam belt'f. Go to Henry Vesiey for Ground Feed Go S. to F. Lambert'* tor cheap drags. Large stock of boots and shoes just re ceived at Lambert's. Crockery, glassware, brown and yellow are at Cnrtin & Winslow's. Bedsteads, cbairs, rocking chairs, tables, and a general Hue of furniture just received at Curtain & Winslow's. —Old papers for sale at this office for 75 cents per 100. Butter at Henry Vessey's, fresh and 6weet, for sale at wholesale or retail. Henry vessey has just received one car load of Sauk Centre Flour. Call en Elder Inman for all kind of Garden Seed, Horse Radish and Rhubarb plants now on hand. For all kinds of sewing machine repairs and needles call on Elder Inman. Chew ing gum t'urnisned lady customers. The cheapest and best place in town to buy fine teas, groceries and provisions is at Lyon's. He keeps the best goods and sells th«m cheap. A- A. Allen is now Notary Public. Mr. William Knapp has returned to bless us with his smiles. Edler Inman can furnish yon with all kinds of garden seeds|«nd shrubbery. The Cameron Pioneer conies to us this week considerably enlarged and improved. bttveral mote rafts of lumber will leave for dewn river during the next few days. E. D. Lathrop has the contract for building the bank. Mr. L. is a No. 1 workman. Joe Mills, who struggles at Curtin & Winslow's as head salesman, paid his crack farm a visit last Wednesday. Snow is three teet deep in Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wis. It must be a terri ble country where they have such long winters. M. Kellcher will not withdraw his name from the roll of would be congress men unless the governorship is given to Ward Bill. Mrs. Davis has received her first in voice of new millinety goods which she will be pleased to show the ladies of Jamestown and surrounding country. All new stales. NOTICE is hereby given to the Turners of the Jauiestown Verein, that the next general meeting will be held on May 1st, at 7 o'clock p. m., at the usual meeting place. It is expected that each aad every one of you will come. FIRST SPEAKER- Miss Lilla Ford, of West Randolph Vt. and a sister to our much respected hostess. Mrs. J. J. Flint, arrived on the noon train from the east, last Saturday. We under M»ss Ford will remain here during the *ummer. r.\ The railroad company have been very slaek about furnishing wood for the peo ple during the past few weeks. Conse quently there has been no small amount of grumbling done among the people. F. Gooding, Chas Ashley, S. Ashley, of Iona Mich., and J. Tallman, accompi nied by lift brother John, of Mt Calm county, Mich., dropped in and subscribed last Tuesday. These gentleman have just located a large tiact of land near Columbia. Our people have been put to no little inconvenience of late in consequence of a prevailing slackness in the ofEcial man agement of matters of public interest in ths Register of Deeds office. This slack ness is probably due to Mr Vennum's illness, for which we all feci sorry. If Mr, Vennum cannot do the work he should appoiht a deputy. The people's business should be attended to by seme one. Cammunieated. A Major Lyon is walking away with all the boys in the line ot wagons and farm machinery. He sells the celebrated Jackson wagon. A ride into the country last Wednesday disclosed the fact that the majority of the business done in Jamestown, is done in the rural districts, se to speak. When we do not please some folks and they get on tlieii car because we do not, we seek consolation by taking into con sideration the harmless fact that in opinion, they are no further from us than we are from them. There is nothing like equality. The "gang" have enjoyed several in-door picnics during the past few days which they would not have enjoyed bad it not been tor their hospitable friend, A. A. Allen, who has just received a box of good things from his parents and friends, in Cold Water Michigan. The "gang" return many thanks. The spccial attention of the public is directed to the new two column advertis ment of our very enterprising merchant Major Lyon. Ever since Mr. Lyon first came among us be has shown him* self to be a man of experience and first class business qualifications, and we are pleased to see him enjoying the liberal pat ronage that he i& His new stock has ar rived and is artistically arranged. The weathei during the past week has been somewhat unsteady, but not particu larly unpleasant. Seeding has been rapidly pushed forward and at the close of another week it is expected that the majority of the early seeding will have been done. Early Friday morning a gentle shower, accom panied by & mild Southeasterly breeze, set in and continued with increasing wetness until late the following evening, when it developed into a vigerous snow storm which lasted several hours. We are in rcceipt of the Jamestown ALEBT, published away out among th» snow banks ot Dakota Territory by our old friend Marshall McClure, founder of the Manton Tribune. We wish Mc. 'skads' of the dollar's of our "daddies," that he may gather from the snow ot that re gion—whew, it makes us shudder to thiuk of it. pg~Shake old boy.- Lake City [Mich.] Journal. "Snow banks I" why, Bro. Barker, you have more snow right in Missaukee coanty in one year than we have in this blissful region of balmy breezes and sanshiae, in ten. Things have changed wonderfully since yon got kicked out of the capitol building st Yankton. Reformation must take place in James* town. Just, the ether night we saw three or foar of the bleods of our city with fish poles on their backs, accompanied by their "rose buds," going down to the river for a fish. No impropriety would have resulted or objections been raised had not twilight prevailed, but, alas! 'twas the ghostly hour of 12. O, tempera! O, mores! We found the above paragraph on our copy hook one day last week, and as it is evidently meant as a joke on some one, we publish it, and reply: "Tempore mu tantur, et nos mutamur in illis Rafting on the James River. There is no further doubt as to the practability of rafting on the James river between this point and Grand Rapids, a prospective village some forty miles below. During the put week six rafts of lumber, lath and shingles have left the dock for that place. It is true that some difficulty hss been experienced in getting the rafts through, on account of their nnnecessary wideneu, which will not permit them to pass threngh the nar row channels caused by islands in the middle of the river, but these obstructions can be in a measure removed by a little labor. This mode of transportation dur ing the high water season, bids fair to be come a very popular one, owing to its cheapness. One man can with ease pilot enough lumber, lath, shingles, etc,, down the river at one time to build a spacious residence, and thereby avoid the enor mous expense lie would unavoidably be subject to if he employed private con veyances. Notice. Noticc ie hereby given that the public examination of teachers tor Stutsman county, D. T, will be held at the Court House in Jamestown, on Tuesday, April 27th, 1880, commencing at nine o'clock a. BS. A. A. ALLKX, County Superintendent of Schools. I* S VOL. 2. JAMESTOWN, STUTSMAN COUNTY, D. T., APRIL 27, 1880. A AS OTHERS SEE US. A Prominent (Stranger You have a distributing centre here for a large country, and it will remain within your grasp for years. It is, vulgarly speaking, the jumping off place ot the land hunter, which will be continued fo* years to come. Also, the headquarters for tht immense traffic you will have north and south so long a9 it is uninterrupted by a north and south railroad. There has been a good deal of speculation here by some of your business men in regard to a valley road, and they most all favor the construction of one. I, for one, would most emphatically object to it on the greund of its being a detriment to the development of your business interests. The further you can reach the country trade on wagons the more prosperous will be your town. Build a cross road and you at once give the farmer a home mar ket and that grain is carried by your door handled by a new village which has sprung up on that line of roed perhaps only six or eight miles to the north or south of Jamestown. That country which you now see tributary to you will not be long here, but to some other corporation. One outlet by rail is all that is neccessary for a non-manufacturing town. In a very short time you will see a small town to the east and also one to the west of here, on the line ef the N. P. R. R. You can not help this, for the reason that you don't control the road. The same reason would hold good with a north and south road, taking away that portion of country from yen that is now compelled to seek your market. There is, to a certain extent, a class of people in all towns not satisfied with let ting well enough alone, but will persist in getting themselves into trouble and draw ing others in by some plausable scheme. There is another class of citizens that take great delight in knowing other people's business, and imparting their knowledge to this one and that, free gratis. They usually congregate after business hours around the stove at the principal hotel, with feet elevated on a couple of chairs, where they generally remain until a late hour discussing family matters and all others, not pertaining to themselves. They V„\ S Shoots off Hie Month Abont isnestown. To THE EDITOR OF THE ALERT: Since arriving in your town I have ob served with pride your beautiful vil lage with its substantial business houses, hotels, &c. One of the marked features that does not escape the notice of the observant traveler is the energy of its business men. As a class of citizens I think you might well be proud. All seem to be doing well, and all have some thing to do. As yet I have tailed to see any tramps or dead beats, that usually drift into anew place. I may be assum ing too much when I predict for you a town in five years of five thousand inhab itants but, sir, I think the evidence is before you. The vast country, with its rich and fertile lands, th|fc will be made tributary to this point for years, will pour into the lap of Jamestown her products, and of an undisputed quality. The im migration now pouring In from Michi gan and other States is qf the first clsss and they come prepared with a full outfit of stock and machinery ready to turn over the sod of this rich and foiling prairie. With this great influx of hardy and well to-do class of people, you cannot fail in a few years to see a prosperous country and a thriving people. The question now lies here: where are these cereals to be mark eted Most certainly, here. With your immense country north and south for one huudred miles eithei way, there is no out let but Jamestown. In one or two years, when the products seekamarket, you will then begin to realize the fact that right here is a favored spot from its natural lo cation. Ware houses in sufficient num bers must be erected to handle the thous ands of bushels of grain that must necessarialy come here for shipment and from a great distance. Evjry town, of course, handles grain but can you cite me to another having the scope or area of such magnitude? It is seldom we find such advantages so cen tralized. The present growth of your town is healthy from the fact of its being behind that of your country, and it should be so maintained in future. Built up ac cording to its necessities, and not in ex cess of the country's demand, then trade of all branches will prosper, from the simple fact that it is not over done. can tell you all about your business, just how it is coming out, what you will lose by the operation, and what you had better do. They will advise you about your family troubles and what they would do if they were just in your place. This class ef people are really martyrs, as they never tire, and are always ready to tell you some little secret or give able council without psy. If a boarder comes in late they can invariably tell 61iere he has been and what he has been doing. It is no guess work with them, they know positively, and at the same time I suppose they know their own business, but usually they don't talk much of themselves for fear people will think them egotistical. Well, such men are necessary, I suppose, in any com muuity, as it helps to keep ourbusinsss matters straight, as also our morals. Thinking perhaps I have overtaxed your patience and good nature, and have occu pied too much valuable spice in your pa per, I will draw the curtain. OBSERVER. Chas. Herman, of the Valley City House, will giye a free supper and dance on May 1st. A good time is expected. 1 Valley City Items. VALLEY CITY, April 23. Mathias Olson has the contract for the erection of Holmes & Thompson's store, and not P. O. King, as your correspond ent had it last week. The building is rapidly nearing completion. We understand that Mr. Sol berg, of Fargo, will soon engage in the boot and shoe business at this place. He is wel come. Mr. C. F. Kindred's new barn, which is 28x58, and which has an addition 28 feet square, is completed. We learn that he will soon commence building quite ex tensively. He will now make this place his permanent home. The river is not yet open, but the ice is fast disappearing. J. G. Mad land, of Fargo, was in the city on Monday. E. A. Maglone, of the Fargo Republi can, was in town on Monday and Tues day. 4b BLONDE BILL. River News. Boss ship carpenter Wilson, who is building the new steamer Columbia at this port informs us that he will have her ready to launch in about two weeks. The engines and boilers for the Columbia arrived last Thursday evening and will be put in next week, probably. The steamer Belle of Richmond is down the river but is not, we understand, in a sailing condiiton, and will not be until she hss been repaired. The river has commenced to raise again and the probabilities are that it will over flow in many places. With this issue we commence the pub lication of the Jamestown, Firesteel & Yankton semi-weekly stsge line, time table. Thanks. Mr. J. C. Weir desires to publicly ac knowledge his sincere thanks to Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Flint and others for the many kindnesses they have shown him during his severe illness. BOTSZ* AJRHXVAX.S, The following were among the hotel arrivals at the Dakota House during the past week: J. M. Hickox, Chicagr H. M. Taber, wife and boy, Ann Arbor, Mich. John V. Smith, Grass Lake, Mich. F. M. Hop kins, Wasepi, Mich. George M. Whit ley, St. Paul C. F. McGucin Minneapolis C. R. Smith, Chi cago A. E Taylor, Bralnerd J. Smith, Kalamazoo, Mich Jos. Dietrich,Bismarck J. H. McLaughlin, Red Wing,Minn Geo. Richardson, Milwaukee Chas. Bennett, Grand Rapids, Mich Wm. K. Smith. Cleveland, O. F. D. Adams. Lowell, C. R. Brand, Milwaukee J. W. Jaggar, St Paul F. W. Weatherbee, St. Paul W. A. Broom, Minneapolis S. Ashley, Greenville, Mich. John T. Tallman, Greenville, Mich. Z. M. Gooding, field ing, Mich* L. W. Cole, Greenville, Mich W. Burleigh, St. Paul F. H. Schulze, St. Paul Wm. B. McConnel, Angola, IndL F. M. Ardell, Minneapolis L. Kale, Minnesota, Lake, Minn. Johq A. Davis, Duluth Chas. B. Clark, BurtoV, D. T.: John F. Wyman, New York City Gen. H. G. Whistle, U. 8. A. K. G. Whistler, U. S. A. John Hunton, Fair bault, Minn. Miss Lilla C. Ford, W. Randolph, Vt. Chas. Byrne, U. S. A Will Knapp, Milwaukee. Wanted. At this office, a smart boy, about 15 years of age, to learn the printer's trade Must live in the village. Apply at one. BY TELEGRAPH. A BUDGET OF HORRORS. Tornadoes And Fire: Cause Death and Destruction on Land and Sea. Telehraphic advices of the 22d say that on Sunday last the most terrific cyclone ever known in that section struck the town of Marshfield, Mo., with terrible force, leveling it to the ground and bury ing the inhabitants in the debris, causing a scone of horrors impossible to describe. As reports continue to come in the de tails prove the disaster to be even greater than at first supposed. Over 100 persons were killed aad 250 wounded. It dealt death and destruction not onlj.over near ly half of Missouri, but raged with great fury through the northern half of Arkan sas and a considerable part of eastern kansas. Physicians and nurses have been sent from neighboring cities, aad the Gov ernment has ordered 500 teuts to be for warded to the releif of the sufferers. NEW YORK, April 21.—A sliockiag casualty occurred at 10 o'eloek to-night. The roof of Madison Square Garden tell, and the entire wall fronting on Madison avenue gave way, falling into the street, covering several persons on the sidewalk, A charitable4air was in progress in the building and many were buried beneath the falling roof, some of whom were prom inently known in this city. The police, firemen and ambulance corps are rapidly clearing away the debris, removing dead bodies and conveying the wounded to the hospitals. The scene is heart-rending. At least ten are killee or wounded. Cabmen and horses were killed in the street. The loss is very great apart from the loss of life. Valuable art treasures were de stroyed and the damage to the building amounts to $40,000. OTTAWA, April 12. —A great fire oc curred in Hull, opposite this city to-day. About 800 houses were burned and over 4,000 people are homeless. Many acci dents occurred and several lives lost. The suffering is intense. No shelter is to be had and hundreds are forced to sleep in the streets. The property destroyed was mainly occupied by laborers. There is but little insurance. CHICAGO, April 26.—Reports received here show that the tornado extended over Northwestern Iowa, its path being about a half mile wide. At Lorraine eleven houses were leveled to the ground and several persons injured. Chicago telegrams state that sevsn men who left Pont St. lgnace in a sail boat to go up to the north shore, were overtaken by the storm on Monday and drowned. TRENTON, N. J., April 26.—Over three hundred families are utterly destitute, in consequence of the forest fires at Forked River, in this state. WASHINGTON, April 26. —Ezra P. French, second auditor ot the treasury, died last night. Jamestown General Market, Corrected Weekly by L, LYO\' No 1 wheat 95 cts $1 per bushel No 2 90c $92 bn Oats 55 $ 60c bu White Rose Flour $8 per barrel. Four aee Patent Flour $9 per barrel. Mess Pork $20 bbl Bacon 12^^13c lb Hams 14^)15cft—Dried Beef 15 18c lb Coffee best 25c lb-!- Dried apples I2*£c lb Dried Peaches 12^£e&- Dried prunes 12^ bl'kberriesl2)£—Zantee currant*12^c Alden Evaporated apples 25c per pound TO XEMT. Sixty seven acres of land fer the season either on shares or for cash. The use of a house included. Enquire at this ^office. soricE. The ALERT is delivered to all subscrib ers within the village limits free of charge. Those desiring single copies can get them ol the following places: Dakota House, News Depot and Will Elmer's drag store. Price 5 cents. -TTi-SiynnVijii urafliftTi DW to Obtain them. Panmklet 'on recti ofstamo for MSI ddrtss— •sucon.nam *co., "•stent office, Washington, DC IN 1 Ju -'M •",&*/*"*y^ NO. 40. -1? iP w?