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Official Paper of Stwtsman County.
MARSHALL XeGLURE, Editor and Proprietor
Terms :--If paid in Advance.
ONE COPY, one year,
ONE COPY, six months.
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All business communications should be addressed
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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,
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
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.
A Prominent
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
Shoots off Hie
Month Abont isnestown.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Sixty seven acres of land fer the season
either on shares or for cash. The use of
a house included. Enquire at this ^office.
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
•sucon.nam *co.,
"•stent office, Washington, DC
NO. 40.

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