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Official Paper of Stutsman Comity.
MARSHALL IcCLURE, Editor and Proprietor
Terms :»Payable in Advance*
ONE COPY, on® year, $2 00
ONE COPY, »ix months, 4100
LOCAL NOTICES!-10 cent* per
for first
tifertion Ac. ptr line for each subsequent laifrtion.
VO subscriptions continued longer than paid for.
All bnelnees communications should be addressed
Jamestown, Dakota
Go to Lambert's for shade trees.
Go to Lambert's for box elder seed.
10} lbs. sugar for $1 at Lambert's.
Overalls 50c per pair at Lambert's.
Got to Lambert's beforq buying oats.
Gent's hose 50c a dosen at Lambert's.
A 10 cent cigar for 5 cents at Lyon's.
Ladies' serge slippers for 75c at Lambert's.
Go to Henry Ve«»ey for Ground Feed
Go S. to F. Lambert's for cheap drags.
Cash will buy goods low. Call and see.
C. J. Weir sells the world renowned
J. I. dase machineiy.
Large stock of boots and shoes just re
ceived at Lambert's.
G.J. Weir sells the McCormick self*
We keep the best groceries that can be
bought L. LYON.
C. J. Weir sells the Tager self dump
ing hsy rake.
C. J. Weir has just sold elder Inraan a
full rig vibrator and traction engine.
The cheapest teas in town for the money
at LYON'S.
A fine line of spectacles, eye glasses, etc.
just received at T. W. Fields'.
—Old papers for sale at this office for
cents per 100.
Just received—an invoice of ladies' and
Misses' hats.., L. LYON.
Butter at Henry Vessey's, fresh and
sweet, 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
aud needles call on Elder Inm&u. Chew­
ing gum furnisned lady customers.
Ladjei attention: For earings,pins,sets,
silver thimbles, charms, chains, bracelets,
etc., go to T. W. Fields'Jewelry store.
If you want a good shave go to Thomp­
son. He is doing good work. The new
shop has been instrumental in improving
his artistic ability.
For sale on long time and at low prices,
lots in Jamestown, Apply to Cuyler
Adam3, Spiritwood Farm.
For »ale cheap, a lot of breaking plows
used only one season on the Spiritwood
Farms. Also a few tons ot good hay.
Apply to manager. n* m4tf
A blacksmith shop has been opened at
Spiritwood, where parties doing breaking
in that vicinity can have their plows sharp­
ened, and repairing done at reasonable
rates. 2t
Having moved to oay new store, I de­
sire to igforin my friends aDd the citizens
of Jamestown and vicinity, that my stock
will be more complete than ever before,
that my aim shall be to keep a well selec
ted stock of pure goods and those to be
sold at reasonable rates. I hope by square
dealing and honorable treatment to merit
your patronage. My stock will also in­
clude a full and complete line of school
books, comprising all editions adopted by
our school board at its last sesaon, and
stationary. Applaton's readers will given
in exchange for other editions, at introduc
tory prices. An thing that I do not have
in stock will be ordered with pleasure at
the shortest possible notice. Trusting
to please all yho may favor me with their
trade, I am Very respectfully.
Business is good.
Crops are croping.
Farmers are 'appj.
Jack was bound over.
Son shine and breezes'.
Hager Bros.' bank looks nice.
"Tangle foot" is sot as rule conducive
to success boys, remember that.
M. S. Maltby.our accommodating livery
nan, is doing a good business.
Muller & Co., are having igood trade.
Fifth Ave., southward as far as Curtin
A Winslow's store, has just been graded.
S. F. Lambert is at the end of the exten
ton, looking after his freighting interests.
There has been more rain in Dakota
this season than there has ever been before
for ten years,
D. M. Eeileher and other citizens on
Front street have set a good example by
clearing the loose rubbish therefrom.
Mrs. Davis has removed to Knapp's new
building, and will now jgrace Fifth Ave.
with her smiling figure.
The average weekly sale of the ALERT
at our news depot and hotels during the
past mouth, at five cents each, was 48 per
Three of the Dakota House dining room
girls will leave sometime this month for
Green Bay, Wis., their old home.
Mr. J. J. Eddy's residence in the coun*
try narrowly escaped being burned last
Fields' new jewelry show case lends a
bewitching air to the pest office. It's a
Mr. L. Barbour has commenced to agi­
tate the nail question again. Barbour is
plucky and understands bis business.
Judge Harris says that Ms wood is dis­
appearing very mysteriously. Now, any
man who will steal from so kind and lib­
eral a man as Judga Harris ought to be
cremated alive.
Horatio Kelly seems to be doing a pros
perous business, snd we are glad to see It.
The young man is certainly deserving of
James Lees has 10 bushels of the best
Scotch fife seed wheat ever seen. He
will sell it cheap in order to get it out of
the way.
We notice that quadrupeds *uch as pigst
horses, cows, oxen, etc.. are permitted to
run at large. Now this is not right, and
should be remedied.
It takes a pretty shrewed people to see
the need of a lire company before a fire,
but after one any fool can discover worlds
of policy in such a scheme.
Jamestown has more pretty women and
and girls within its bluff bound borders,
than any other place of its size on the K.
P. road.
Hager & Co. now have their village
property on record and can furnish pur­
chase! with substantial titles therto, di­
rect from the railroad company or from
We want to see Mr. Mori is strike coal,
because wo do not like to steal it, or freeze
to-death if we do not, and we think
there area great many others of the same
We understand that a large colony from
Grass Lake, Michigan, will arrive here in
a few days. The colony is made up of
enterprising Michiganders, who came
west co grow up withvthe country.
Captain Morris does not propose to let
the coal scheme die oat. We admire his
pluck, which, being founded on a scien­
tific knowledge of what there is below
the earth, will probably be liberally re*
The Northern Pacific railroad company
will commence the construction of a new
brick round house at this place sometime
next month. It will be large enough to
accommodate eight engines.
Soft coal delivered here, costs about
six dollars a ton Each family will use
about eighty dollars worth anually.
Now if we are successful in finding coal
in this vicinity, it will cost only about
half that amount.
J^r.Klaus complains that some of the coun­
ty officials' hogs and cattle are giving him a
great deal of trouble now a days. Some­
thing should be done for the hogs and
Our enterprising harness makers, Ship-,
py & Co., are doing a lively business in
their line. These gentlemen are hard
workers and are very deserving of the
liberal patronge they are receiving.
Clarence Foster and his family have
gone to Duluth. Clarence could not make
a living here, not because there was noth­
ing to do, but because be had no dispo­
sition to do anything. None but the am­
bitious succeed here. We are truly sorry
for Clarence, and the worst wish we have
for him is that he will become less con«
edited and more industrious.
Mr. Klaus's new block is being pushed
forward as rapidly as possible.
John Vennum has some of the finest
horses ever brought to this country.
Messrs. Muller and Co. have just put in
anew drive well opposite Wells' office.
Fatmer Kearney has just finished seed­
ing five hundred acres of small grain.
Jim Winslow has just purchased anoth*
er pony, and it is a little darling, too.
Attorney Bill owns several sections of
farming land near this village.
Subscribe for the ALKLT ^nd have it
delivered to vour house free of charge.
The late illusurated edition of the Bis
msrek Tribune is. spoken ve*y highly of
by our citizens.
Col. Lounsberry and Marshall Jewell of
the Bismarck Tribune, passed through
this place last Wednesday, ea route for
Our enterprising and liberal minded
flour and feed man, Yessey, has just re­
ceived a ear load of grocery plunder,
which he proposes to pat in stock at once.
Look out for his advertisement.
We are serry to learn that County Clerk
Vennum Is again prostrated. Mr. Vennum
is certainly having}
a very hard time of it,
and we are sorry for him. His office
duties are under the able management of
L. B. Minor.
Ofar citizens are complaining on account
ef a prevailing slackness in the boot and
shoe castle over the way. If our worthy
peg driver does not attend more closely
to the wants of the people, we fear that
some more ambitious person will come in
and occupy his field.
Jamestown's business directory appears
in the illustrated edition of the Bismarck
Tribune. We hope our business men will
show their appreciation of so much free
advertising and by purchasing a liberal
number of that valuable sheet. A circu­
lation of 40,000 copies ought to be worth
somethi ng.
Prof. Martell will give an entertainment
at the Court House next Wednesday even­
ing. He is deaf and dumb, and is de­
serving of support. His performance is
of the sleight of hand order, and is said to
he superior to anything of the kind in the
T. W. Fields, our sprightly and much
liked jewelry friend, has just received a
a new stock of elegant jewelry, and is
ready to supply this part of the globe
with anything in his line from a brass
button to a thousand dollar diamond ring.
Give the young man a call.
We have have observed that a youne
man never look so completely helpless
and never feels so insignificant as when
standing at a bull room door, after the
shin dig is over, waiting for the idol of
his heart to get through shaking hands
with some fellow who is trying to cut
him out.
Edward W. Decker has just opened a
very neat and elaborate confectionary and
notion store in the building formerly oc­
cupied by Will Elmer as a drug shop. Mr.
D. has a very pretty and useful stock
and we bespeak for him a liberal
patronage- His advertisement will ap­
pear next week.
Our farmer friends would confer a
great favor upon us if they would bring
us or send us the number of acres of small
grain they seed this season. We want
the figures for publication and for future
reference. Please give number of section,
and name, together with number of acres
There will be a base ball meeting at
Grimm, Giesler & Muller's store, next
Thursday evening, at 8 o'clock. This
meeting is called for the purpose of or­
ganizing a base ball nine that will scoop
anything on the line of the N. P. Every
body who enjoys the game is invited to
itoll Elmer, our gifted and enterpris
ing druggist, has moved into his new
quarters. We we notice that Mr. Elmer
has in addition to his former extensive
line of drugs and toilet articles a large
assortment of new goods. Will is plucky,
honest and enterprising, and we are glad
to see him making his business a success.
G. H. Ellsbury, Esq., of that lively burg,
Tower City, called on us last week. Mr
B. is a very prominent man of that lisiag
city, and has much confidence in its future
prosperity. He is hopeful of securing a
paper then before many days. At pres­
ent he is managing the publication of the
Herald, a semi-occasional sheet in the in*
tercet of that place.
The Fargo Times ought to be congratu­
lated. It reached us this week on Friday.
It usually gets along either Saturday or
Monday, two or three days late. We trust
that exellent paper will, in 'the future,
have enough regard tor its patrons in this
locality to exercise a ltttle more prompt*
ness, and by so doing greatly accommdate
H. T. Bush's new residence is going
ahead very rapidly, under the energetic
management of boss carpenter Smith.
The building will cost three thousand
dollars when completed. In addi­
tion to this elegant structure, Mr. B. is
erecting a spacious country residence and
barn eight miles southeast of this village
on his farm, which will cost at least two
thousand five hundred dollars.
Captain Smith, of the Nettie Baldwin,
was in town last Friday.
W. C. Gibson, Lowell, Wis., arrived in
town last week. Mr. G. owns quite a
tract of land near the village.
Mr. K. Gieseler, of the prominent hard­
ware firm of Grimm, Gieaeler & Muller,
has arrived in town with his family.
E. P. Wells, of the renowned Land
Journal, accompanied by his sister, Miss
Lizzie Wells, returned from Milwaukee
last Friday.
O. D. Wilson and family, of Albion,
Mich., have arived in the city. They are
friends of Mr. J. J. Eddy and have located
near him.
Mrs. Jehn Vennum. accompanied by
her little son, arrived from Illinois last
week. Mr. and Mrs. Vennum are very
pleasant people aud will add greatly to
the quiet society of Jamestown.
Conductor Parker is said to be one ot
the most genteel and obliging ticket
puncher on the N. P. They used to talk
about him just so over in Michigan.
Our popular merchant, Major L. Lyon,
has much cause to rejoice and be exceed
ing glad. His family consisting ef Mrs.
Lyon, her two pretty and accomplished
daughters, Misses Julia a Minnie, and her
two little boys, arrived from Hyde Park,
III., last Friday evening. These people
will add very much to the society of
Jamestown, and we take pleasure in ex­
tending to Mr. L. and his pleasant family
a most cordial welcome.
Put Up or Shut Up.
I challenge all of the machine agents to
a friendly contest and plow trial on Mon­
day, the f4th day of May. Feeling con*
Meat that I have the best plow in the
market, I will challenge all others to come
and beat me on the day above named.
The plow to be used must be a 12 inch,
with two horses net weighing over 1200
each. Come, and I can clean you all out.
Put up or 6hut up. ELDER IKMAN.
Bismarck's Master Piece.
Col. Lounsberry's illustrated edition
of the Bismarck Tribune is before us. To
begin with it is all that pluck, supe­
rior intelligence and enterprise could make
it. It is neatly printed and filled with
some of the choicest immigration matter
pertaining te the west, ever published.
Its illustrations are very interesting and we
notice amongst them, "Seeding on presid­
ent Hayes' farm," which is located near
Bismarck, and several sketches of the
Missiouri river slope. In short the paper
is a grand success and is a credit to the
enterprising city ot Bismarck, the whole
Northwest, and a crowning effort of its
enterprising publisher.
The Northern Pacific
Fargo Times, 13: There is a pleasant
statement in this special from Washington:
"The House Pacific Railroad commitee
agreed to consider the bill introduced by
Newberry, of Michigan, for the extension
of time for the completion of the North*
ern Pacific railroad. The chin features
are, first that the settlers shall have the
privilege of purchasing less than a quarter
section at two dollars and a half per acre
second, that all lands disposed of by the
road, except for construction, shall be tax­
able. The friends of the measure are very
jubilant at this action of thejeommittee
and are confident that the bill will meet
with favor. At least they are pretty cer­
tain that no adverse legislation will be
passed, which is all they ask for. While
favorable action would remove all deubt,
the absence of any leaves the ro&d in a
safe position.
The following are among the prominent
arrivals at the Dakota House during the
past week:
J. H. Mahler, Chicago L. W. Starbird,
Fargo S. W. Denison, Minneapolis C.
W. Rossiter, Fargo Fred Sweatt, Fargo
Harry Cooley, Albion, Mich E. b. Am*
ery, Jamestown W. S. Gate, Minneapo­
lis Daniel Baylor, St. Paul Wm. Mc­
Gregor. St. Paul L- E. Asken, St Paul
A. D. Ellsworth, Winona, Minn. Jehn
Bingham, Plainview, Minn. Jehn B.
Fellows, Winona A. S. Stephens, Min­
neapolis S. D. Lavergue, Milwaukee F.
M. Cass, St. Paul J. W. Vankyke, Min­
neapolis Chas. Fox, Minneapolis Wm.
Douglas, Mich. Wm. Johnson, Chicago
C. A. Wood, Fargo T. B. Liudsey,
Rochester, Minn I. W.Barnum, Sanborn,
D. T- T. N. Levi, Minneapolis Hamil­
ton Russell, Spiritwood F. McNamara,
St. Paul W, R. Burkhora, St. Paul H.
B. Reese, St. Paul A. W. Cowley, St.
Paul R. P. Hughes, St. Paul Geo. H.
Ellsbury, Tower City Jehn Han, Min­
neapolis Rev. R. C. Amber, Casselton
L. Smith, Columbia John McNeal, St.
Louis, Mo. Jeff Smith, Mich. J. Okley,
Kalamazoo, Mich. S. H. Godfrey, Jack­
son, Mich. H. Walker, Buffalo, N.
J. B. Williams, Chicago D. M. Murphy,
St. Paul Horace Keen, St. Paul J. A.
Paul, Hancock, Mich. J. A. Morse,
Fargo J. H. Rogers, Deadwoed N
Zrendath, Deadwood.
FARGO, May 17.—Early yesterday morn
the Fargo Mills were totally destroyed by
fire. Loss about $15,000 partially insured.
FARGO, May 17.—It is reported that
Frank Shipsted is to be arrested to-day,
charged with complicity in the Des­
mond murder.
NOTICE OF SALE.—I have this day sold
to E. P. Wells all my interest in the livery
business heretofore conducted under the
firm n*m« of S Maltby & Co., and the
said E. P. Wells is authorized to collect
and receipt for all monies, notes and ac­
counts due to the said firm, ef M. S. Malt
by & Co, M. S. MALTBY.
Referring to the above notice, all par­
ties indebted to the old firm of Maltby &
Co. are hereby notified to pay such indebt­
edness to uie. snd all persons holding ac­
counts against the said firm will present
the same to ino at once for for liquidation.
Jamestown, May 17, '89. E. P. WELLS.
Estray Notice-
Lost or strayed from Jamestown, on or
about the first of the month, two dark
gray gelding mules, branded with a
figure 4 on the right jaw. A liberal re­
ward will be given for their re­
turn to H. Bush & Corwin, James to wc,
Dakota. May 19tf
The district school, of district Na 1, of
Stutsman county, D. T.,will commence at
the new school house on Wednesday, the
the 19th day of May, 1880.
The ALERT is delivered to all subscrib­
ers withiu tlju village limits free of charge.
Those desiring single copies can get them
oi the following places: Dakota^House,
News Depot and Will Elmer's drug store.
Price 5 cents.
Driven from the crossing nine miles* east
of Fort Ransom, by the storm oa the 23d.
of April, four work oxen, one white, thrss
red one line backed speckled cow, with
droop horn, and calf three red cows with
calves one spotted two year old heifer
and calf sis yearlings, two were vime
spotted steel's, and three red spotted steers,
and one spotted heifer. Supposed to lvive
gone southwest with the storm. A lib­
eral reward will be paid for information
that will lead to their recovery.
(43-tf Lisbon, Ransom Co., D. T.
Leave for Firesteel, Yankton and all inter-
iediate points Mondays and Thurs
at 7 o'clock, a. m.
Arrive from Yankton, Firesteel and all
intermediate points Wednesdays aud
Saturdays, at 7 o'clock p. m.
Manager and Proprietor.
Physicians and Surgeons,
Office up stairs over Land office, nmestowa, "Da.
All orders left at Dakota Heuae or office wil' re
ceire prompt attention.
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