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L,r UK A'f-Airf ,o THE JAMESTOWN ALERT- ISSUED EVERY TUESDAY MORNING BY MARSHALL MCCLURE. Furniture at cost at Henry Vessey's. •Large etoek of canned goods at Lyon's. New stoftk of fresh groceries, cheap as i** cheapest. L. LYON. All kinds of garden fruits at Vessey'a. Mackerel, salmon, white fish, hallibut, herring, etc. L. LYON. He my Vessels is the place to get good "bargains. New stock,of Chicago hams at Henry Ve&sey'u. Bargain in dry goods the coming week at Lyon's. If you want bhe best thresher manu factured, call on elder Inman. "Groceries at wholesale and retail cheap for cash at Lyon's. Lumber at Henry Vessey's at $20. Will not be undersold by any lumber dealer in Jamestown and don't you forget it. Farmers, call on Lambert Smith if you want your machinery fixed up in good shape. Please take notice. L. Lyon sells the best groceries and cheaper than any house town. Henry Vessy keeps one of the best •selected stocks ot groceries in the North West, and don't you forget it. Minnesota potatoes for sate cheap. L. LYON. Shingles, mouldings etc. sold by J. R., Winslow. Curtin is closing out a large and well selected stock of clocks at cost. Four new breaking plows for sale at half price for cash at L. Lyon's. For sash, doors and blinds just call oa R. Winslow. Harvesting gloves for sale cheap at Lyon's. H.L. Inman sell the famous John Deer plows. They are the best and cheap* •csfc lw If you want a No. 1 bill of flooring, cash, doors and blinds, just call on J. K. Winslow. Lumber at cost at Vessey's. CAMPAIGN RATES. A SPECIAL OFFER TO SUBSCRIBERS. We will furnish tfie Alert from now until January 1st, 1881, which will in clude the great presidential campaign, for the low sum of .78 cents. At this very, low rate every family in Stutsman county can obtain a copy of the Alert. Our sub scribers can aid us in increasing our sub scription list if they will but mention this fact to those who do not now take the paper. If any of our readers desire to send an extra copy, or more, to friends or relatives •abroad, they can be supplied at the same .rates. Remember that the postage is paid by •the publisLer, and sent to any part ol the United States. No attention will be paid to orders un less accompanied by the cash. •. MARSHALL MCCLUHB Publisher. Republican Co. Convention. JAMESTOWN, Stutsuiau Co., Aug. 10th. We, the Republican County Com mittee of Stutsman county, hereby call a County Delegate Convention to be held at the Court House in this place, on Friday, Aug. 20th, at 4 o'clock p. m., tor the pur pose of selecting one delegate to attend the Territorial Congressional Convention, at Vermillion, D. T., on Sept. 1st. All :Republicans, and also all others who in tend to support the nominee of the Ver million Contention, are urged to attend And take part in the convention. BDWARD H. FOSTER, Chairman. THOS. S. COLLINS, JOHN J. NICHOLS. Thelatcst new town is Lyondale. It is situated near Lees' ranch, on the banks of a beautiful lake, whose banks are made •doublv lovely -by a beautifulchain of shade trees wbioh encircle it. The Mqfor pro poses to stake this a favorite resort for Jamestown merchants and journalists as 'they retirefrom business. Heinforms us that lots are selling at the popular price, #100 each, with a chrouo thrown io. Business will be good next week. We notice that the stone for the, new brick round house has arrived. The new elevator is progressing with astonishing rapidity. We are enjoying an invigorating show er, It is one of those harmless three-days' rains. Vennum & McKechnie were the first to thresh this season. Their batiey averaged 50 bushels to the aers. Jamestown is getting au over supply of stores and lawyers. Too much of a good thing is not good. Superintendent Towne and wife stayed over in Jamestown last Thursday night. They had a special car. Public services will 'be held at the new school house on Sunday evening, August 2J9th, at seven o'clock, by Rev. J. G. Miller, of the Episcopal church. James Lees, who owns one of the finest ranches in Northern Dakota, has com menced harvesting the'eon. He has a hun dred and thirty acre patch. Our quiet and well behaving citizen, Pat 31oiau, has been smuggling with one or two wire binders during the past week. Pat. has a good farm aud understands howtoruuit. A. A. Allen is talked ot being a very trustworthy delegate to the Tcrre torial convention. We heartily endorse the scheme. He is a strong N. D. man and would be a credit to our county. Stutsman county has a population of about twelve hundred, and has ten gen eral stores, and more promised. We do not want to discourage any one, but it is our opinion that whoever engages in the mercantile business in this place for the next year or two, will regret it. What we want is fewer business men and more farmers. Since Bismarck has bad two papersit has commenced depreciating in the estimation of the public. While the Tribune reigned alone the people were united and every thing appeared lovely. This is what the people get for encouraging two papers where there is not room enough for one' to get a respectable living. The new clock at Fieldfc Is a novelty. On the top sits a little boy of the exodus persuasion, who at the time desired rings a bell. This is a new style of alarm, and owing to the greatness of the racket it kicks up we are led to conclude that it would awaken a corpse after thirty day's interment George Vennum wants to go to Ver million aa delegate. George has been working up this boom for himself ever since Postmaster Grant, of Fargo, was here and it is a well known fact he is a Ben* nett man, and that has vote in the conven tion, if cast, will be cast in the Judge's favor. He uses the land office scheme as a teaser, and says he will make them "come down," and in case they do, he, •f course, is to be appointed register. We do not care who goes to the convention, and would do as much for Mr. Vennum in that direction as any one if he was not pledged to Bennett and his official gang. We need and must have a North ern Dakota man for our next Congress ional delegate, and if we cannot agree on a republican, we certainly can on a good square-toed democrat. Judge Bennett beat us out of the land office last fall, and when the proper time comes we will prove it, and tell how he did it- Away with the Judge. Fort Pierrie Enterprise. Gov. Ordway and Major Sharp had a little taste of unpleasant experience at East Pierre on their recent trip to the Black Hills*. They come down from Sulley to cross the liver to Pierre, but it suited the whim of the ferryman not to row them over on the evening of their arrival and they were compelled to go into camp on the east side of the river. During the night their military escort visited the numerous groggeries in East Pierre and got as drunk ad lords and as noisy and insubordinate as cow boys. On the fol lowing morning the steamer Sherman, with General Shaman on board, came njAtig and relieved the gubernatorial party from its unpleasant predicament by land ing them on the otter side of the river, much to the disgust of the ferryman, who could see no right a government steamer had to inter fere with his ferry business. V* r.x a-, S THRJAMESTOWN ALERT. JP* SsHF'V* v- VOL. 3. JAMESTOWN, STUTSMAN COUNTY, D. T., AUGUST 17, 1880. NO. 4 The Exhibition. AH per notice in week before lasts Alert our village school .closed on Wednesday last and was seasoned with an exhibition in the evening. The "last day" was one of t' most iuteresticg of the term, md was made very cheering: to the teacher, Mr. Foly, by a liheral attendance of pa rents and friends of the many bright-eyed little boys aud girls who have been under his judicious management during the past three months. The exhibition was not in any particular different from all school exhibition, unless it was a little above the average, owing to the fact tbatan unusual rmount of dramatic art was displayed. The singing is said to have been admira bly executed, and the speaking rendered with marked ability.. 0 The Mill Moves. Last Wednesday afternoon Klaus' near flouring mill started up. Everything about the concern run as regular as clock work, and as a natural result Mr. Klaus feels happy enough.. This mill has been the subject of no small amount of lega tion. and tew men would have had the pluck to stick to it as Mr. Klaus has done. The people of the county have reason to be thankful for this important addition to the county, and regard it, as it is, the most valuable of any yet made in this portion of the territory. The mill was built by millwright Smith, of Milwaukee and reflects much credit on that gentle man. The flour manufactured is of the best quality, being very much superior to the majority of flour shipped in from "apt side $ The New Round House. Ttye long looked for and much talked about round house to be erected at this place is about to be built. Roadmaster Taylor informed us last Tuesday as he passed eastward, that operations had al ready commenced, and that the edifice would be erected at once. It will be build of brick, and located in the vicinity of the old one. It will hold eight engines, and be done|off in good sli«*p\ Mr. T. also informed us that the work on anew passenger depot at this place will proba bly commence the last ot this present month. That anew freight house would also be erected and located about where the passenger depot now is. The new structure will be situated in the vicinity of Henry Vessey's lumber yard. Thus it can be seen that the N. P. has not altogether forgotten us, and that they regard Jamestown as one of the most im portant points on the line The new ele vator, together with the new depot build ings and round house, will add no small amount of elegance to the!? already digni fied appearance of our metropolis. The ohurch question has been a subject of gossip and discussion for several weeks and so far as we are able to learn the dif ferent religious factions which have done much toward stirring the matter up, have not been able as yet to come to an under standing which would in any degree war rant satisfactory results. From the be ginning of the celestial fracus the two sides of the track have been very much divided, both sides desiring to have it located on "their side." In order to de cide the location of the Prebyterian church it was consided btst, and wisely too, to decide the matter by means of ballot, a4 lowing one vote for every five dollars subscribed. This election came off last Thursday evening as per notice in last week's Alert, and was largely represented by both sides of the track. The voting •commenced early and continued with in creasing hotness until all had dropped in to the celestial ballot box their little "say." The holy returning board, consisting of the trustees, repaired to an unoccupied room and began the count, which, when completed showed up as fellows: Total number of dollars voted...* 1,666 South Side voted...* ....1,000 North Side 666 According to the votes the South Side is entitled to the church, and we cannot see why they should not have it. Wo do not know how mueh nnholy scheming was done or how much stuffing was practiced neither do we care. It will toe a little inconvenient for Bro. Lyon and yo "pencil shover to worship on the South Side during Ae blizzardy portion of the season, but we .will there. trj and get j). 3 Roll of Honor. The following is a list of those pupils who have given general satisfaction for the past month in scholarship, deportment and attendance, and therefore are worthy of commendation Daisy Larne, Grace Elliott, James Mc Le.tn, una Eddy. Kattie MeGee, Amelia Weber, Bessie Winslow, Libbie Bush, Harry Flint, Lewis Flint, Joseph Mc Kenzie, Frank Eddy, Jennie Kelly, Willie Morgan, Ottenger, John Curtz, Her bert Goad hue, Weller Shoemacher, John Clabots, Desire Clabots, [Mary Spencer, John Kelleher, Julie Denton, Fred Lath rop, Laura Atkinson, Frank Cumber, Louis Cumber, Lizzie Morgan, Annie Weber. PERSONAL. Capt. Elliott was in town Suturday. Postmaster Kelley's folks are sick. Mr. Dole of the Dakota House is sick. Flint went to Fargo Saturday after girls Miss Lily Ford, of the Dakota House^ is quite ill. Mr. McKean's people have been all quite ill during the past week, but are better now. D. M. Kelleher will undoubtedly go as delegate to democratic territorial con vention. John Venn um would not make a bad county commissioner. Stick a pin there, (boys. Our friend Allen, who has been strug gling with the fever, is very much im proved. The only trouble there seeuas to be now, is, he cannot get enough to eat. He has lost his natoval appetite and got a hog's. Jrmes Hurbert who has Jutt finished cutting forty acres "No- 1 hard," on his crack farm near town dropped in and renewed yesterday. Mr. H. is one our exemplary farmers and the Alert wishes him success. Rev. Mr. Bunning will hold Catholic services on the first and third Sundays of September, at the Court House. Mr. B. appears to be a very intelligent gentleman and we hope he will meet with the sue cess he anticipates in securing a church building. Geo. Grimm, accompanied by Mrs. Geoige Kespert, of Jefferson, Wis., have arrived in the village. Mr. G. came to look after his farming interests, and Miss K. to spend the summer with her friends and relatives, Mrs. H. Geiseler and Muel ler. Racine (Wis.) Argus: "In a short time Mr. Wni. White, one of Racine's most promising and prominent young attorneys, will leave for Jamestown, Dakota, where he will locate and enter into the law bus iness. His many friends wish him sue cess and Jamestown is congratulated on gaining so good a citizen." The following distinguished gentlemen accompanied Mr. A. J. Towne, wife and lady friend, to this village in special car last Thursday, and remained over night: J. II. Hanson of the Pioneer Press, Mr. Porter, of the Chicago Tribune, and Mr. Cole of the Rushville Republican. The gentlemen left Friday morning for St. Paul. THEN AND NOW. TUB OLD FILES OF THE ALERT SHOW SOME FCMSY FIGURES. While scrambling over the old files of the Alert the other day, we blundered on to th« following statement, published by the Fosters, Aug. 9, 1878. We pub lish the article more particularly to show the contrast between "then and now. The idea of a man's puting in a half acre of wheat is "too killing for anything:" "In 1872 A. W. Kelley planted a gar den a mile west of Jamestown, below Fort Seward, on June 20th, and in September sent, by request of the N. P. R. R. offi chls, two large boxes of fine vegetables to the Minnesota State Fair. Thos. Col lins also had on section 35 a good garden which was destroyed by cattle. In 1873 Mr. Kelley put in one-half acre of wheat is an experiment, which turned out ele gantly, but he had no means of threshing it In 1876 Mr. Kelley had in four acres of barley and nearly four acres of oats Vennum & McKechnie in 1877, put in •65 acres which yielded 3,000 bushels of fine oats. This latter firm also introduced the first reaper and threshing machine. M. Wiseman in 1874, put in three acres of garden stuff, such as onions, cabbage, &c., which proved remunerative. Mr. A. W. Kelley in 1874 shipped on two or three occasions a car load of cab bages, Ac., to Bismarck, and made that fall, off of vegetables, $500. On one acre he bad a splendid crop of Ree Indian corn. D. M. Kelleher has also raised a good crop of vegetables every year for the last foar years. Mr. Merrick Moore, in 1876, raise ripe Trophy tomatoes, which area late tomato, by the middle of August and this year has had onions fully ripe dnce ths first of this month also has had ripe tomatoes for sale for the last two weeks. This season Mr. Kelleher has raised, and has already had on his hotel table, Green coia and summer squash. In regard to eereal crops this season,. Vennum & McKechnie had in on their tarm south of Jamestown, 02 acres of oats, which yielded 4,500 bushels, or an aver age of 49^ushels to the acre. They also planted 5 4 acres of wheat, as an experiment which yielded 186 bushels, machine meas ure heaped an running over, which givos an average of 34.4 bushels to an acre but which if weighed would show over 200 bushels, and a yield of 87 bushels per acre. A. W. Kelley had in this season, 17 acres of oats, which yielded 41 bushels per acre also an imperfectly seeded acre of wheat which gave 16 bushels. In the estimate of the 5 4 acres of wheat planted by Vennum & McKechnie, upou Merrick Moore's ground, the fact that 25 head of cattle were in the wheat and ate until they were satisfied and went out at another time six head of cattle took a browse at it, and again 6ix more took their turn at it, should be given due weight. In conection with the above yield must be also considered the fact that a gentle man who was formerly stationed at Fort Ransom, 45 miles south east of here, and at Fort Seward at this place, as a hos pital steward, and whose business it was to keep a record of the weather, declares this to be the hottest and dryest summer he knowsof in his experience of 11 years." HUMBUGERY. The Wortberington, (Minn,) Advance, of Aug, 5th, has the following to say of the two journalistic dead-beats who are now playing their little game on the citizens of Fargo and Moorhead. They are expected here in a few days and we hope our business men will not take them to their bosom: A lew weeks ago two men, giving the name of E. O. T. Ed holm and W. F. Pagett, appeared in Worthington as rep resentatives ot the bicago Tribune. They had a letter from J. H. Drake, Land Com missioner, introducing them, and claimed that they were writing up the country for the Tribune. They canvassed the town, wrote up each business house which sub scribed, read what they had written to each subscriber, giving a glowing account of his business, ana put in their extra Tri bunes at ten cents a copy. The number of copies subscribed for by each man ranged from 50 to 200 copies, and the amount paid by each was from $5 to $20. Thus the Nobles County Bank took 200 copies and paid $20. The Bank of Worth ington took 50 copies and paid $5. H. C. Sheppard & Co., T. H. Parsons and others took 50 copies. Each ^0f the parties was made to believe that his business would be "written up' in the Tribune. On Tuesday last the Tribunes came. The whole of "Worthington receives about five inches of space. Then the profane business men swore and the pious ones groaned in spirit, to think how they had been swindled. To show how these swindler worked the matter, we give one or two facts as to their method of canvassing Thus they took from banker Smith a subscription for 50 copies and $5. When they showed this subscription to T.H. Parsons, they had it changed to 250 copies and $25. By the time they reached Banker Day, at the Nobles County Bank, they had raised Smith's subscription to 400 copies The money of course was paid down to the swindlers and there is uo redress. Persons knowing themselves indebted to me will please come forward and make immediate payment, as I have disposed of my business here, and wish to settle up all accounts. HENRV #tn At VESSEY. For all kinds of sewing machine repairs and needles call on Elder Inman. Chew ing gum furnished lady customers. J. R. Winslow sells the best quality of lumber and building material, sold io Jamestown and don't you forget it