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Official Paper of ituttiiusn C«naty. PUfiUSHKI) KVEIU* TUESDAY JUORNINO. Marshall McClnro, Eftiior & Prop'r 1 HuPh, 4 A E S 1 w. «r. Svr. ia. Ira. P»u. iy». i.oo l'.w soo aw 4M":.wT ae» r» is &.1-0 4 00 *00 12.00 ».C9 4.0« 4.iO V0« 4. BscbtW. ceOWXH. W SM 13. OC IRC# 6 00 tS.OO 16.00 *«.«• S.W 0«&U.WU, 7.00 15.00 20.00 6.?i 10,On 25.«| too* MM *.W» 11.99 14.0a lO.W SH.QO 36.00 «0.WJ 1 mil ran 1S.0O l&.M 18.W 31.69 *5.00 100.SO SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Payable iu Advance. •rus Year, pottage paid $2.10 Six Mouths. 1.30 All orders for tbe ALeRT uiust be accompauie foy ih*. oatii. We do this to protect our teiv.-8 au .'i- the goorl of our patrons. A !i advertisements must be paid quarterly in ad VRJSO. i'UBLISHKB. A POSSIBLE DAKUM. It is now apparent that the democrats oT Stutsmuo county ate confideut thai they will «lect the next Register ot' Deeds' While we ha*e no desire or intention of opening the fall campaign at this early date, we believe that a few words upon the subject will not be altogether out ot place. That the democrats propose to make a party fight may not he generally under stood nevertheless, such would seem to be the case. That they propose to capture every possible influence, loth holy and unholy, which would iu J:iy degree in- sure a victory over th« republicans, there is uo longer a doubt. Tiiis is the wisest course for them to persue as it would place them in a position where they cuiild control theirovvli party votes, which to gether with those they could steal from the republican ranks, would gi»e them a majority, providing the republicans are io tiny degree divided. Our democratic friends are slyly watching the movements of certain prominent republicans, and ex erting an indirect influence which they ire confident will result in the nomina tion of a weak republican. Right here is a danger that must be avoided. It is a death dealing scheme and must be watch ed. Since party lines will in all probabil ity bo drawn, we consider it of the most vital importance, that we as lepublicans choose from among as the beat man we have for the office in question, and stick to him. We want a man in whom the people of this county can place implicit confidence and one who will not for a little paltry gain rob the poor and unsophistica ted of their rights and money. We have noticed with no little astonishment a disposition on the part of one or two prominent republicans to favoi the candi dacy of certain weak republicans. This is wrong and prejudicial to a republican victory, as it will be apt to influence au unhoped division. OUR FADSIKRH. We always take pleasure in saying a good word for the industrious tiller of the soil. Somehow there always was a soft spot in oar heart tor them. We like them because they are an a clas* industrious and contented. We like them because they arc willing to pass for just what they are —plain, whole souled, common sense peo ple, we like them because they, as a rule, take their home paper and pay for it, and read it with more care and consideration than auy other class of people under the sun. The farmer, of all men, should be iouked up to and respoctsd. Stop the plow in Stutsman county, or any other county in Dakota, and in less than sx months it would be wallowing in poverty ami wretchedness. It is the producer, not the consumer, that governs the com mercial world. If there is a class of men in this wide world who we like to have call at our sanctum, it is the farmer: we lika to shake hands with him and bear him speak a little piece about his crops and then we like to sit down and tell our readers about it. As a rule our farmers are not good visitors they do not come ofcer. enough they seam to be afraid of the print shop. This is wrong they are welcome, and we are seldom too busy to to stop and visit with them. T. W. Barnum, the renowned sewing machine man aad western agncultrist, was in the village Thursday last. He call ed at the ALELT effice, of course, and IN his usual inihusiastic manner gave us his opinion coicerning Northern Dakota. Mr. B. is without doubt one of the heaviest real estate holders in this part of Dakota, and is paying out thousands of dollars ever year toward improving and cultivat ing it. We wonder what kind of a convention the democrats will have Suppose it will be nice. Guess we'll go down and write it up for the Bismarck Tribune, just to make it even. BHEBP KAI»l»4i: The practicability of sheep raising in this county is becoming more and more appar ent as experiments arc made. The Spirit wood farms are well supplied with sheep and arc said to be doing very nicely. Plenty of hay can be purchased here dur ing the summer and fall for from $o to $4 per ton. From the 1st of April until the 1st of December sheep can get their own living. Stutsman county is well adapted to sheep* raising, owing, to its numerous water and hay privileges, ana we cannot see why it would not be a money leaking business for some enterprising granger to engage in. BDITORIAti NOTEM. Beedee will be hanged. So reads Ins late sentence. The feioux Valley Journal trots out R. F. Pettij,rew, of Sioux Fall, for Congress. Kelleber thinks that Col. Lonsberry would nut care to bother with legislative honors. Perhaps not. Kelleber would not either The probabilities are that there will be no less than six candidates for register of deeds this fall. Remember, boys, that the still lover marries the girl. We notice by the Fargo Daily Argus that the enterprising Northern Pacific will build anew freight depot and pass enger house at Moorhead. We also learn from the same paper that tbo Northern Pacific railroad company is having a thorough test made, under the auperintendency of Col. Clough, of the feasibility of tunneling the Missouri river at Bismarck. M. Kelleher, whose politi »1 record is long and full of deceit and unparalleled crookedness, proposes to carry the county this fall by storm. His plans are all laid, and well laid, but the question arises: Will our people submit to them? Justice Brownie is the dark horse, and will be put on the track just before the fall election. Ho wants to be register of deeds, and Kelleher has pledged himself to work for him. James Lees says thai he is a Barnes man in spito of the fact that the good old gen tleman lias made him pay several fines James holds to the sensible conclusion that if ho had not been in the wrong the Judge would «ot have fined him. Two Mexican editors and statesmen, one a member of congress and the other secretary of the senate, fought a duel the other day. One was killed, and the other pleaded his privileges and will probably escape punishment. This is a pity. If the other fellow could have been hanged it would have been a double stroke of luck. Milwaukee Sentinel: If Gen. Grant is not a man of fine enough sensibilities him self to perceive how out of character his present muning around in Illinois is, some f'rieud who has a keener sense of the pro prieties should save himself and the nation from such a humiliating exhibition. To speak plainly, it is nothing less than vul gar. In their gigantic eft'oit to carry lhe State it would seem that the ex president's fnends will stoop to auy thing. The total lack of dignity in the present operation is felt over the couutry. Two prominent provincial newspapers underwent revolutiarary experiences yes* terday. The Indianapolis Jocrnal hna passed out of a somewhat weak and fluc tuating era into the hands of an energetic and competent business man, if not a trained journalist. John C. New, ex-tress urer of the United States. It will con tinue to be edited by the staff. The Cleveland Herald, which has been feeling around for an editor for some time, has changed proprietors and .borrowed an ap parently responsible head and an entire staff from the Leader office. D. M. Kelleher's letter of May 1st, to the Bismarck Sun, which was publish ed in that slanderous sheet, May 12th, is a very fair specimen of that defanct poli tician's political strength in an intellectual way. Had Mr. Kelleber confined himself more closely to just criticisms, truth and respectability, we would at least consider his remarks worthy of comment. But insomuch as he so completely gave him self to unbecoming slander and vulgarity, we can but regard his criticisms as being wholly ua^rthy of further consideration. Valley City Items. VALLEY CITY, May 16lh, 1880. Special to the Alert. Henry Mold.our live shoemaker, moved his stock to his new store ou nnio street. Mr. Geo. Dunham of Sanborn paid Valley City a visit on Wednesday last. They say we arc soon to have a brass band at this place and we understand that they have rented an old claim shanty down stream Tho gentle zepher sailed in at the rate of about forty miles an hour last Saturday. BLONDE BILL. THEY ARE COMING. What Their Home Paper Has to Say Abcut Them. La-.v -euflc County. Pa.. 8n:trtTan. We call the attention ot our readers to the advertisment of R. E. Wallace & Co., which appears elsewhere in this paper. The gentlemen composing this fitdj^iro weli known in this community and are entitled to the ennfidene of all wtio may have buai ness transactions with thein. Mr. Wallace for a number of years discharged the duties of cashier of the Peoples' Savings Bank ot thia city with narked ability. He takes with him into his new adven ture perfect familiarity with the banking business in all its details, Mr Raymond was in business here a few years since, being one of the linn of Hoyt & Raymond, one of the leading dry goods firms at that time in this part of the state lie will be remembered as one of the most energetic business men that New Castle over bad. Since leaving New Castle he has been engaged in mercantile pursuits in tbo west. No man is better known or commands more completely the respect of everybody throughout the county thiiu S.K McGiunis. It is admitted on all hauds that while he held the office of Prothono tary aad Clerk ot the Courts, the business of the office was done in a manner that has never been excelled, and indeed rarely equaled in this couuty. We regret to lose so good citizens, but they are of the right stamp for pioneers in the Great West. We extend to them our best wishes, and commend them to the patronage and con fidence of those among whom they are aboat to locate. Wo hope and believe that they will achieve abundant succes*. Heeting of the Board ot County Commissioners As Board of Education, and also for the traasactiou of such other business as may come before the Commissioners ia session May 3d, 1880, at 9 o'clock, a. m. Present, Kelleher and Hendricks, Kel leher in the chair. The asse sors' returns were presented, and Board was open for grievances. There being none present, Board adjourned until 9 o'clock to-morrow. GKO. VKKNUM, Clerk. Meeting of the Board of County Com missioners, 9 a. in. May 4th, 1880 Board all present, Kelleher in the chair. The attorney, Knowltou, of the N. P. R. R., being present, asked the Board to abate taxation on railroad lands unsold also presented decisions of court, &c., setting forth reasons why the railroad lands should not be assessed. After con siderablo argument the Board awaited further knowledge before acting. On motion E. H. Foster was allowed bill, $6 00, county surveying. No turtber business, Board adjourned until to-morrow. GEO. W. VE.WVCM, Clerk. Session May Ith, present, Kelleher and Moran, Kelleher in the chair. On rtqust ot B. S. Uussell, the eheep of the county were exempt from taxation. As there was now further objections to the 1 assessors returns, they were approved as returned by assessor. No further business before the Board, Board adjourned. GEO. W. VKN.VJM, County Clerk. Death of Jesus Davies. Our readers will remember that some time ago we made mention of the location near the foot hills not far from Walla Walla, of a small colony of peculiar peo ple ander the leadership of one W. W. Davies, who had a young son whom thrie people regarded as a Messiah. This youngster was earned Jesus Christ Dsv?es, and ho was expected to perform miracles, and wa9 looked on as ono who was to be the Savior of the world. The "faith" of these peop'e is said to seem genuine, and they were earnest followers and worship* pers of their little Jesus, and, as such, were entitled to the respect of all Chris tians who believe in a Savior begotten by a ghost which w:-s a portion of himself, etc., ad infintum. But on the contrary, singular as it may seem, these people have been the subject of continuous jeers and ridicule by those who believe in Jesus of Nazareth. The camp of the Daviesites has Deen stricken with sorrow, and deep lamenta tation arises daily over tho death of little Jesns, who on the 13th ult., fell a victim to that loathsome disease, diphtheria. While it is sad to see the young and in nocent consigned to a premature grave it is, in all probablity, better for human ity that such is the fato of this innocent boy, for had he lived, there Is not much doubt but that he would have had many followers, who would have been called upoa to yield up a portion of their sub substanco to clothe, feed and furnish in idleness a large a1 my ot non producing ministers to leech the public and prevent the diffusion of ccientitic knowledge amongst the neople —Sentinel. Taffy. The ALEUT laughs and weeps over the Jim. A brauch stream as it were sin.til but "helps N. P. Times. We know you feel sick and ashamed of yourself. If we had done as much blow ing about somthiug we knew nothing about, as you have, Doc and with the same results, we would feel like going into a ten acre lot and kicking outsell over an eight rail fence. Daily Press And Dakotian: A bank ing company haB been formed of reliable business men of Northern Dakota and elsewhere, with a hundred thousand dol lar capital, who will at once establish themselves at Jamestown. The same paper also wittingly adds: Jameatowu's laundry has pjnveu a failure now it is a bath house they are goiug to have. Jamie, Fargo Republican Tho ALERT man has been seen out to chut oh tor the first time since immigrated. The angels rejoice. Daily Argus, 12th: The Jsmestown Alert's last is tbe best yet, and will be antil the uext. James River Navigation A week ago to-day, the launching aad christening the first and only steamer on the James river, said to be the longest unnavigatable stream known, took place at Jamestown. The craft was christened tbe "Nettie Baldwin," and is thus descri bed bv the Jamestown ALERT "The craft is ya stern wheeler, propelled by tho old Pluck machinery. Her hull is 14 by 75 and light, draws but seven and ono half inches of water. She will run between Jamestown and Columbia, and left for that point under tho command ot captiaih Smith, Sunday morning."' The Pluck machinery of which the ALERT speaks in the above description has a history of its own, having now been the propelling power of four different steamboats, on three different rivers: a nameless tub, and afterwards the White Swan, on the upper Mississippi, tho Pluck (being the White Swan transported by rail from Brainerd to Moorhead and re modeled) on tbo Red river, and at present the James river steamboat.—The Mandan Criterion. Two Mexican editors and statesmen, oue a member of Congress and the other secretary ef the senate, fought a duel the other day. One was kill«d aud the other pleaded bis priviHges and will probably escape punishment. This is a pity. If the other follow had been hanged it would have been a double atroko of luck. SURVEY OF COUKTT HOAD No. 3. Commencing at the centre of 4ih ave nue at the north boundary of Jamestown D. T., thence on continuation ot said ave nue, 88 deg«. 39 min. 2719 feet ton boundary of sec 25 at a point 1296 ft sec post thence at 304 inceresect top of river bank 9 ft above river, 322 ft edge of river, 387 ft edge of river, 884 top of bank of river 12 ft above water, 132? ft intersect a points of mound on north side of Military reservation thence Odegs 11 min on sec line 9G6 ft line of reservation 2000 ft a fill 6 ii high for 30 ft will bo neceosa.iy—2700 it }:l sec pott at 5'13G feet coraer 1", 14 and 24 thence 89 degs 41 min 2 miles to corner of sec 15.10,21 and 22 hence 0 deg 30 nrin 298 ft ihence 40 degs 20 min 1100 ft thence 82 degs 15 min 743 ft top of bank of Pipestem river, bank 10 ft above river thence 74 degs 49 min 20 ft edge of river, at 70 it edge of river, at 100 ft baok of river, 20«ft high thence 77 degs 00 min 144 ft tbeace 23 degs 20 178 ft thence a 56 degs 40 miu 112 ft thence 46 degs 30 min 23 ft thence 22 degs 20 inin 93 ft thence 74 degs 20 min 160 ft thence 46 degs 47 236 It thence 68 degs 24 min to section line. O'i returning east the viewers om menced at posts of sec 15, and angled up the bluff of Pipestem valley, as fol lows: From 4 P0Bt» thence 72 degs 38 mine 430 ft thence 76 deg 180 ft thence 78 degs 30 mine 187 ft tbeace 58 degs 393 ft thence 49 degs 54 inin 261 ft to point of intersec tion of line. I certify that tbe survey, of which the above are correct notos, was made. by me at the request ot the board of viewer* of said road, on March 22d aud 23d, 1880. EDWABD H. FO£TSU, Cornty Surveyor, Stutsman Co.. D. -A~ •&- ESTABLISHED. 1810. 1865. NOu ICE LAND Omc* AT JAMESTO FARO D. T. April 201h 1S30 Complaint having b«-»-n enteve tu t'iw «f fH* .by Abt'l R«g-th a^inst iMitiniclc HITWI i- abamiotithis Mo-iif te id Kiii No. 8 S 4 it no 2 I S I it on in ii K' ction -2, iov*('.hlii( M0 n, ratine (W w. in Stutsumti comly. !. T.. with a view lo tint in of ii to a pa S a'-e lieu-bv siiuimotie-) to aojwarat U)i- t.ifiro i» 1 he 3 day of June. 1880, at i0 u'cVxi- a in., io res-'jn'l and furnish te* i.nosiy co »2i uiu? sail allien! alwivionmeut HOKACK AUMIS, RC.'ii-U'L I cceiver. Notice of Final Proof. LAND OFFICE AT FARQO, D. T., April 8th, 1880. I. Judd Duuham, of Jamestown, who made declaratory siatemnit No. 5445 for the a 4 nw $ and the 11 of rw section 82, town 141 range 64, do hereby fiive notice of my intention to iftake final proof to es!id lisli my claim lo the laud above described, Rixl that I expect to prove my c'aiw by th« following witnesses: Edward P. Kcuney, Jennu Williaine, Arthur W. Kearney and Henrv E. Oeschke, all of Jamestown, D.'T. HORACE AUSTIN, RegUer. 17 ELL£PCR'3 HOTEL* £xl£lll. KELLEHER, Proprietor. JAMOTOWK, DAKOTA 1 tF3r- SIUUTOBT. This is the well known Railroad Bathf House wbere the traveling public caa get a square me&L Tables fumlstied with tbo best tbe market affords. gSTXivery attached. PDWAROH. FOSTER, CIVIL ENGINEER, SURVEYOR AND Z-AXTD SKBAIXXTSR. COUKTT MVBVEYOB. Jamestown, Stutsman Co., D. T. mc27 Meat Market. Fifth aveune. Jaaaoatswa, Osdso-fcaT ar'y All orders will receive prompt atten I011. WXXJUIAIC X*. HAL L. Prop. DAKOTA TSJ?Y, S,L. KNAPPl SON. A&MSXTAX. FAILTTEXTS. Painting executed in tbe best manner and at reasonable prices. References E Wells,Curtin Winslow, and A Klaus Jamestown, march 9tli 3m M.THOMPSON, 7 LONE STAB BAABES. JAJIESTOWK, DAKOTA TEBBITOKT. M. A MALTBY A CO, Proprietor of tho JAMESTOWN UYFIBT STABLE* JAXXSTOWE, DAKOTA. TAMES LEES, BILLIARD HALL, JAMBSTOWK, DAKOTA TAAAITONT Wtaea, Liquors and Cigars of excellent quail ty always on band. Y^ILLELMERT Dealer In DttUCrS AND MEDICINES. Paints, Otis, Brushes, Stationery, Tobacco, CIS gars, Toilet and fancy Goods. Al*o A LINB OF SCHOOL ROOKS. Anything desired, which Is not in stock will be ordered with pleasure on short notice. Jamestown, O T- Oct 11. 1S79. ^RTHUR W. KELLEY, JAHBOTOWW, 1). T. Papers Drawn,, Notes Protested, and Solid Insurance CLEKK OF THE DIST. COURT FOB STUT8UAK COCNTr. Land Office, Notary Public, CoLiecUoea mads and Promptly Remitted. Taxaa for Noa-ie6id»nt Homestead Pre-emptois Tree (Salsa Paters made in Stntamim County for £argo Laad Ot&c*. All bunnesa in my line done promptly and charges reasoaable. Also Agtut for NATIOSAL LIKE or STBAMZBS EVCaD or Address as Abovtw JQAEORA HOUSE, FLINT 6 DOLK, Proprietors, JAMESTOWN DAKOTA TmiHiToatr. Headquarters for Commercial,, Travelers. Tbts house Is new throughout, and has all the modem improvement*, tiood tables and seat rooma. RATES Two DOLLARS A DAY. ST A.T Land office Business a Specialty. ^NOTARY PUBLIC AND INSURANCE AGENT. Companies represented in the 1820. Fire Association of Phil'a $4,165,717 97 American of Phit a, 1,463,607 26 St. Paul Fire and Marine, 857,681 48 A^KT*.