Official Paper of Stutsman Couaty.
SarsMHcClnre, Editor & Frop'r
ISSUED EVERT TUESDAY MORNING.
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WHO WILL BE GOVERNOR!
Tin question of Governorship is at the
present time the prevailing question of
the day. The press and the people are
alike deeply interested in the appointment
about to be made by the President and
uro exceedingly anxious, which is natural,
to see justice dona them. Our people are
a jealous and ambitious people. Jealous
of their rights and ambitious to maintain
them. They therefore protest very strong
ly against the appointment of a man who
is a stranger to their laud or who would
be blind to their necessities. We want a
Governor who is acquainted with
the agricultural as well as the political
interests of our Territory. In view of
these tacts we tike pleasure in endorsing
the choice made by the Northern Pacific
Times in its issue of the 22d—J. W. Bar
nurn, of Brooklyn, N. Y- Mr. Barnum
is no stranger to our country, and has
taken, and is still taking,ft deep inter
est in its development.
DOII6I OF THE PAST WEEK.
As the social season draws to a close
and as tho mercurial influences lose their
grip, wo obscve a general lull in those
festive and vari&ated in door hurrahs and
theological hoodoos which have, right
fully enough, occupied a large portion
of our time during the past fow months.
All things have become new. and business
is the watch word. Biddings are spring
ing up on every side. Our hotels, res
taurants and lodging houses are filled to
overflowing. Those whose business it is
to look after the iuterests of would bo
settlers are on the war path and are di
recting hundreds to some desirable loca
tion within a reasonable distance of this
village, every week. Just to show tho
outside world what a rumpus we are kick*
ing up in the promised land, we will give
a short history of this week's proceedings,
including a few things of an enterprising
THE NEW BANK.
Much has been said and written in re
gard to the proposed bank, which
Messrs. Ilager & Co. have had under con
sideration during the past five months,
but as those gentlemen have not been
very prompt in the fulfillment of their
promises regarding this alleged edifice,
public opinion seemed to be turning
against them. This rapidly accumulating
prejudice has been gradually wearing
away during the past week, and our peo
ple are feeling more kindly toward them.
The fact is they have commenced to de
something besides talk, and the outlook is
indicative of success on their part. The
bank has already commenced to loom up,
and is being pushed forward as rapidly as
possible. The mam building is 22x60,
and will cost between three and four
thousand dollars, probably.
has commenced the erection of a build
70x90, which will be attached to the east
side of the Dakota House. The lower
part of this building will be cut up into
store3 and the upper stories done off into/
bedrooms for the much needed accommoda
tion of the hotel, which, however, is one
of the largest on the line of the N. P.
Mr. Klaus has also just completed a
very well appearing and commodious car*
penter shop back of his hotel, which is
about 18x30, and painted blondy red, with
drab colored cornice. The building is to
be used by his carpenters while engaged
in the construction of his proposed ad
dition to the Dakota House.
Mr. Decker is rushing the now store
building which he recently sold to Will
Elmer for a drug shop, toward comple
tion^T&pjfltojis JipMible. When this
lias ever gazed upon on
the west si(ie *'an(j
looking blacksmith shop on the north
side, which presents a very commanding
appearance from t(ie track.
Mr. Phelps has commenced the upiight
to his residence on Fifth avenue. When
completed it will lend an air of aristoc
racy to the whole street
Messrs. Curtain & Winslow, who are
not afraid to advertise in their county
paper, as well as on their house top, have
been having some artistic painting done
during the past few days. On each end
of their mammoth store building we no
tice, painted in large Roman letters, in
fascinating colors, ranging from an orange
shaded brindle to a plain black, words of
wisdom concerning what is taking place on
Mr. J. Olds is now erecting two new
residences for Mr. Phelps and one for Mr.
Atkinson, of Davenport, Iowa. Mr.
Phelphs' building will grace Fifth ave
nue, while Mr. Atkinson's domicile,which
is 20x24, will adore Jones' new addition.
Our accomplished telegraph operator, Mr.
King, has taken unto himself a lot near
the round house, and has commenced the
erection of a snug little dwelling thereon.
Mr. H. L. Inman, who has an eye to
business, has sold his office building on
the south side of the track and is now
erecting a more elaborate one on the north
side, near Learned Bros' hardware store.
•mid all this business racket and com
mercial tumult we have enjoyed several
pugilistic side shows and political
drunks. The way faring politician, the
office seeker, and the office holder have
been going through a feeling process with
their political gudgeons, just to get the
lay of the land. The delegateship has
occupied a front seat and has been so much
stirred that it would be hard to say which
of the three aspirants—Barnes, Benuott
or Raymond—is the favorite. A very
strong force are at work for Barnes, while
a young army is diligently laboring in' the
interests of Bennett and Raymond. Who
shall we send to the Republican Con
vention has also been a topic on which
interested Republicans have done a great
deal of lip slinging, and near as we can
et at it, there seems to bo a strong senti
ment. in favor of A. W. Kelly. If Mr.
Kelly goes he will work for Bennett first
and Raymond next Major L. Lyon is
also suggested bj some as being a suitablo
representative, and ao doubt would be.
There is in addition to these gentlemen,
a whifity set of insignificant asses, who
want to go, not to serve the people, but in
order to "catch on" to a little glory. The
caucus will take place some time during
the coming week, and all will be settled.
We do not want it understood that
Jamestown is ecclesiastically depraved.
Nay, not so its people are of a devotional
turn of mind, and when the Sabbath
comes it dresses up and attends church,
listens with an air of solemn respect to
the word ot God, and as often as called
upon, take great pleasure in dropping into
the the celestial haver-sack a loose
quarter. Such was Jamestown's experi
ence last Sabbath, so they say.
A Rev Mr. Demorcst, of Madelia, has
been talking about the duties of editors
and the Times says: "We opine that if
be were at the journalistic helm for a few
years he would change his mind some
John Arnold Amundson, of Rochester,
is one of the six members of the senior
class at Yale college who have taken
"Townsend" prizes, and he will speak for
the De Forest gold medal. Subject:
Human happiness as Affected by the Pro
gress of Learning.
Denis Kearney probably wishes himself
back at his dray. A reckless police judge
has taken his lite in his hand by coin*
mitting the Milesian Rienzi to the house
of correction, where he has donned the
prison garb and had his hair cut in the
traditional fashion. His only anxiety on
entering the prison seemed to be lest ho
should be compelled to work, more than
eight hours a day. It is probable the
world will hear little more of Denis Kear
The Geneva award debate dragged
heavily through another day in the Senate
yesterday, oven though Senator Edmunds
was upon his feet. Edmunds sides with
Blaine in refusing to bow down before
the right of subrogation, and taking
ground against the claims of the under
writers. In the house the whole day was
wasted in filibustering over an unimport
ant question ot debate upon the special
The bill for tariff reform is taking defi
nite shape. The sub-committee who are
to frame it had a meeting yesterday. The
plan is to cut down the duty on cottoas
half or two-thirds, that on
It has the best water Power!it#ei rails and paper one half, and admit
Hie Territory. The wood pulp and chemicals used in the
excel that of the'^manufacture
River valley. Mounds of the pre histoiDunnell opposes this as too much of a con.
cewioa to the free traders.
paper duty free. Mr.
Dakota is still in her infancy as com
pared with many of the States, but she is
rapidly approaching that point in her his
tory when she will become in every re
spect a recognized factor in the great
confederation of State*. The industrious
thousands who coax her toil to give up its
untold millions of wealth, accumulated
*nd held in rtscrve during the past ages,
will soon be called upon to appropriate
liberally of these newly acquired richest
to defray the expenses of various public
buildings and improvements. And may
expect that those who take the lead in
these matters, will not be satisfied to stop
much behind the older States in the mag
nitude and grandeur of the improvements
they will endeavor to have made.
The friends of tiie Norther Pacific were
right to place more reliance upon the
Senate than the House. The Pacific rail
road committee of the former body has
just authorized Senatoi Windom to report
a bill to the Senate extending the time
for the completion of the road 4ix years
and making some slight changes in the
text of the bill. This is all the company
asks. Such a bill as this is not likely to
be passed by the house this session but
is not concerned at this. Under the terms
of its charter and the recent decisions of
the Suoreme Court, the road can go ahead
and earn its lhnd grant even after the ex
piration of the limit fixed, unless Congress
takes positive action for the resumption
of the land grant.
After the conclusion of a lively horse
trade on Lamed street yesterday a wit
ness of the transaction asked one of the
traders what sort of a horse lie had got
by the exchange.
"Oh, just medium —just a common tort
of a plug," was the reply.
"And how old is he?"
"Twenty years old."
"But I did not see you examine his
"No, you did not young man. I have
traded horses for the last thirty years,
and I have owned as many as eight hund
red different animals. My rule has always
been to mentally calculate the age of the
other's horse at 20. In this way I make
no mistake and suffer uo disappoint
"Did your rule ever fail?"
"Well, it did once I was trading
horses in Pontiac, and I made the usual
estimate of 20 years, but the critter
died of old age while I was trying to beat
a grocer down two cents on the price ot
a peck of oats.—Detroit Free Press.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
LAND OFFICE at Fargo. D.
April 23d, 1880.
Notice is hereby given that the follow^
ing named settler has filed notice of bis
intention to make final proof in support
of his claim, and secure final entry thereof
on the 31th day of May, 1880, and that
he will take the testimony of bis witness
es before Artuhur W Keliey, Clerk of the
District Court in and for Stutsman Co.,
viz: ANDREW KINDSHE, D. S., No
2961 for the northeast quarter, sec. 8,139,
63, and names the following as his wit
nesses, viz: Charles Frey, C. Rattech, H.
F. Elliott and George Browney, all of
Jamestown, D, Horace Austin,
Apr27un m25 Register.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at Fargo, T.
March 25th, 1880.
Notice is hereby given that the follow*
ing named settlor has filed notice of his
intention to make final proof in support
of his claim, and secure final entry thereof
on the 30th day ot ApriL. 1880, and that
he will take the testimony of his witnesses
before A. W. Keliey, Clerk of the District
Court for Stutsman county viz: George
W. Smith, for the
8eH SWM seM
se34 8W^ of section 12, tp. 140, rg64, and
names the following as his witnesses, viz:
Kelleher, Thomas Bellanger, James
Lees and Thomas Harris all of Jamestown
Stutsman Co. Horace Austin,
6 un may 4 Register.
4. .V. I
LAND OFFICB AT FARGO, D. T.
April 20th, 1880.
Complaint having been entered at this of
fice by Abel Rogers against Dominick Brown
for abandoning his Homestead Entry No.
3 2 8 4 at 2 1 8 7 9 up on he
section 22, township 140 n, range 63 w, in
Statsiuan county. D. T., with a view to the
caneellation of said entry: the said parties
are hereby summoned to appear at this office
on the 31 day of June, 1880, at 10 o'clock a.
m., to respond and famish testimony con
cerning said alleged abandonment.
HORACE AUSTIN, Register.
JOHN M. PCGH, Receiver.
Notice of Final Proof,
LAND OFFICE AT FARGO, D. T.,)
April 8tb, 1880.
I, Judd Dunham, of Jamettown, who
made declaratory statement No. 5445 for the
$ nw and then of sw teetion 82,
town 141 range 64, do hereby give notice of
my intention to make final proof to estab
lish my claim to the land above described,
and that I expect to prove my Claim by the
following} witnesses: Edwatu V. Kearney,
Jennu Williams, Arthur W. Kearney and
Henry E. Cleschke, all lof Jamestown, D. T.
HORACE AUSTIN, Register.
Pork, Hams, Bacon, Beef,
Hay Forks, Fork Handles,
DRY GOODS. GROCERIES. ETC.
40 Pieces Sheeting and Shirting.
jjO pieces Prints.
Ladies' Dress Goods.
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
Notions, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes,
SvLgrax of -&.11 G-rad.es,
Green, Boasted and Ground Coffee.
Young Hyson, Gunpowder, Oolong, and Japan Teas.
Caxmed Goods, Fancy Grooeries,
Pips of all Kinds and Styles,
Fine Cut, Plug and Smoking Tobacco.
Lard, Fishs Butter, Eggs and Cheese.
Cow Bells, Post Augers, Wood Eave Spouting, Wagon
Woods, and a full line of
THE BUFORD PLOW.
All the above goods
'sold low for cash, bought before the ad
vance and I will not be under sold. Give me a call.
J~ainssto'wa, 3D. T.
Shovels, Spades, Hand Hoes,
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