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W? JS&* 1 "1 iS: •3 I I !V'^ jl 1 *.. S 1 rht '-f THE JAMESTOWN ALERT. ISSUED EVERY TUESDAY MORNING BY MARSHALL MCCLUBE. Official Paper of Hlatsmin County Verms:—Payable In Advance* ONE COPY, one year, $2 00 ONE COPY, six mouths, SI 00 POSSIBLE DAN6EIL It is often the case that at the very time we imagine ourselves beyond dan* ger we are in the greatest danger. Success at one time frequently breeds poverty and distress at another. Such is apt to be the ultimate result of our pres ent abundant harvest. We have learned by experience as well as observation, that we are liable to be too ambitious, and while enjoying an invigorating draught from the overflowing cup of success, we often to lose sight of all beyond it. The bountiful harvest we are enjoying this season may be the harvest of next. Whether it is or not, we should at least consider it in that light, in order to save ourselves from want and embarrassment should such prove to be the case. The main point for every one to make is this: Keep out of debt Do not buy that which you do not need, or can by some means do without because it is cheap, or because you feel rich to-day. Time breeds neces sities as certain as water does mosquitos, and unless you are prepared to meet these necessities, you will suffer. The land fever seems to be, at the present time, the most dangerous disease now prevailing among farmers. Those who own 160 acres of land are grasping after the 160 acres ad joining them. They want to be bonanza farmers, and to gratify this unprofita ble ambition they mortgage the 160 acres they already possess to secure more. Here is where they take the fatal step. We are comparatively young, as oar readers all know, but w« have lived long enough to learn by observation that only about seven mortgages out of ten, placed upon proper erty in anew country like this, are "lifted" bj the person who put them on. Nay, not so. The mortgage too often ''lifts" the farm. Another danger that awaits our farmers is, they are too anxious to be speculators. They want to form them selves into a sort of amateur land agency, and do what the able editor ot the Land Journal calls a "land office business,*' when in fact nine-tenths of our best farm ers are no more fit to do a speculative business than the average hog is to look after the interests of a flower garden. Those men, we have observed, who achieve the grandest success in life, are among that class who make their business their profession and stick to it. You are a farmer. It is well. Then be one, and remember that it is your business to til* the soil, and not buy or sell it. LET US BE THAXRFUL What more could we ask fromjbenevo lent hand of nature than we have received this season? We prayed tor an abundant harvest, and our supplications have been answered. From all parts of our magnifi cent Territory comes tidings of the hus bandman's success. Verily, we are, as a people, the blessed of the world to-day, and as a people we should rejoice and be exceedingly thankful. The productiv ness ot our soil can no longer be com* mented upon as being of doubtful virtue Our neighbors of the Red River Valley are compelled to admit that our glorious valley is equal in every respect to their own favored country. Yea, more than equal for it is a.fact $hat our wheat, oats and barley will go at least five bushels to the acres more than in theirs. They know it is so, and their leading journals sorrow fully admit it. Every citizea of the James River Val ley has abundant reason to feel proud of his habitation, and from his soul there should go out a feeling of genuine thankfulness to the God of nature for his inestimable blessiDgs. Hundreds of acres of golden grain are now being gathered into our barns and storehouses and in a very short time the triumphant tiller of the soil will be able to realize in a pecu« Liary sense the result of his industry. If any of our readers in the East enter tain a doubt as to the superior preducti bility of Stutsman county soi, we would ike pleasure in trotting them over abont twenty-five thousand acres of wheat now being harvested within our borders, which will not average less than twenty-five or thirty bushels to the acre, and in many cases yield as high as forty. This couutry is a success, even if we did have a blizzard or two last winter. It good enough for ns, gentlemen, and we propose to stay right here. Blizzards be d—d! ""it 1 se -. t*,«.' 'T'.'- 1 DO MOT FORGET YOURPIIOXIISE& It is often much easier to obtain credit than it is to sustain it. On the other hand it requires much less figuring on the "part of our merchants to open accounts with people, than it does to close them. Many of our farmers have obtained credit at our different stores and business houses during the past three months, promising that as soon as their crops were gathered and put into merchantable shape they would make good their obligations. Our merchants have given their necessities a favorable consideration and accommoda ted them with goods as their necessities seemed to demand. Now it becomes the duty of every individual who has been thus accommodated to make his word good. Not so much for the kind-hearted merchant who has trusted you for the goods, but for your own benefit. You can see no further into the future this year than you could last. Perhaps you may want credit again, and if you fail to fulfill the obligation contracted this year, where and how do you expect to secure like favors next? Our merchants can no more afford to give you goods without just remuneration, than you can afford to give them your wheat without being paid for it. EDITORIAL NOTES. It is thought by some that Judge Barnes is the dark horse. Geo. Ventyum is said to be canvasing for Bennett "on the sly." Att'y Bill, of this city, would not re fuse legislative honors if they were ten dered him. There will be six candidates for regis ter of deeds this fall. We wish the boys much success. The city of Madison has yoted $15,000 in bonds to aid in building the new branch of the Chicago & Milwaukee rail road from Milwaukee to that city. It is a pleasant thing to vote bonds, but quite another thing to pay them. Timid people in Washington are ner vous because southern militia companies are getting arms from the government under the new law. There need be no alarm on this score. The south has had enough fighting. There is no section it is safer to trust with arms to-day. Although corn raising may not be gen erally considered as a wise agricultural speculation in this country, it is by no means a total failure. There are several very nice fields of that staple article in in this immediate vicinity which is look" ing very healthy indeed. According to estimates under the new census the Southern States will lose thir teen representatives in congress, and may possibly gain three—two in Texas and one in Missouri. The Northern States will probably lose eight members and gain eighteen—the gain going to Wiscon sin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and California. Eleven demo cratic States will probably lose thirteen representatives and two democratic States gam three representatives four republi can States lose five representatives and seven republican States gain eighteent while three doubtful States lose four rep resentatives' Hard Times in Dead wood. Bilack Hills Pioneer. There is complaint of dull times in Deadwood. The losses of the great fire are just beginning to be seriously felt. Rebuilding and refitting have cost hun dreds of thousands of dollars. Notes are fUling due, and we have not had such a$oom of immigration and capital as we should have had, if our region,had been better advertised, if our papers had de voted more of their strength to proclaim ing the advantages and resources of our country abroad, and les9 to blackguarding each other and our public men. All these things have conspired to bring about the present stringency in our business affairs but a few more pay-days at our great mines and the incoming of the mag nificent crops from all our outlying valleys and foot-hills will put things right again and start us ahead on prosperous paths. That blessed baby had been howling in the street car for nine blocks, until every body else in the car had escaped except, a bald headed old Galvestonlan, who rub bed the top of his dome of thought, scowled, stamped, fumed and gave other evidences of being annoyed. "I hope the baby don't disturb you, sir," said the mother pleasantly. "No, madam, it does not," he said, savagely gritting bis teeth. I am so glad. I was afraid'it did— little tootsy, woosy, yum, yum, yum! "No, madam, it don't disturb roe," he said still more savagely: "Little tootsy fiddlesticks only dsturbs people in the adjoining county. It has made a chattering idiot of me five blocks ago," and springing through the car wincjpw, he gave a maniacal ha! ha! and disappear ed around the corner. i'3''T, iw,wf R-' ,V v?'* WASHINGTON. Special Correspondence to the Alert.: WASHINGTON, Aug. 7th, 16S0. There is little to report in the way o* politics. The campaign has not opened as early or as vigorously as was expected. The Republicans, perhaps, were waiting for the result of General Garfield's eastern trip, and will probably go to work at once. So far as I may judge by what the Democratic Congressional Committee, whose headquarters are here, is doing, I should say there would be little actiyity for a week or more. Whether this comes from a lack of funds, or from a failure to see any importance in the September and October elections, 1 don't know. At both these and the Republican rooms large numbers of letters are daily received and as usual, nearly all of them prophesy vic tory. Men who write to the managers of a political campaign, almost always give the bright side of the picture. Mrs. Hayes will to-day lay the corner stone of the new work on our ancient Washington monument. It is thought the monument can be completed in four years, and there is no doubt Congress will furnish the money, and that the original plan will be carried out. All schemes for turning it into a triumphal-arch have been abandoned. The manuscript for the Democratic text book prepared under the auspices of the Democratic Congressional committee, is now completed, and will be taken to-night by Gen. Walker to New York to be printed. It is filled with a review of the Credit Mobilier, Whisky ring, Santa Do mingo and other scandals. It is estimated that it will make a volume of eight hun dred pages. It will be issued on the 15th instant in book form. Mr.JBlaine has made a heavy draft upon Ohio for speakers for the September cam paign in Maine, and Messrs. Foster, Gros vener, Gibson and McKinley have re sponded to the call. The Philadelphia Ledger inquires why should General Weaver, who is a "fiat" money apostle, be passing the hat around tor dollar subscriptions for election ex penses? Why don't he make the dol lars? The political canvass in California'is to be waged mainly upon the Chinese issue, and each party is now diligently searching the records for proof that it, in its organ ized capacity, was always an enemy of the Mongolian, and a friend of the work ing man. The shrewd managers who direct party affairs from the National headquarters in the city of New York, are very careful in seeing that all the anti Chinese documents go to the Pacific coast. INDistrict, N OTICE. ADAMS. Deadwood Pioneer: "A good many Northern Dakota Republicans are begin ning to hint pretty strongly that they will support a Democrat rather than Bennett or Pettigrew. The same paper adds: Raymond stock seems to be rising, if the papers represent the sentiment of the territory. DISTRICT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL Stutsman county, D. T. Notice is hereby given that a petition for the va cation of Eighth street between Milwaukee and Dakota avenues, in Klaus' addition to Jamestown will be presented at the term of court to be held in Stutsman coanty. APOLONIA KLAUS, Petitioner. Dated at J&meatown, D. T., July 26th, 1880. R. A. BILL, 3-1 Attorney for Petitioner. N OTICE OF FINAL PROOF. LAHD Orric* AT FAROO, D. T. July 88, 1880. NoUce is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and secure final entry entry thereof on the 8th day of September, 1880, be fore A. W. Kelly, Clerk District Court in and for Stutsman county, D. T. at his office in Jamestown, vis: Wm. Bowman, H. E. No. 8,772, for the sw of sec 18, tp 140 n, 63 w, and names the following as his witnesses, viz: A. Scedmore, A. McKech nie, Geo. W. Vennnm, J. W. Goodrich, all of Jamestown, Stutsman county, D. T. 8-4 HORACE AUSTIN, Register. jq-OTICB. U. 8. LARD Owe*, FARGO, D. T., ... Aug. «d, 1880. Complaint having been entered at this office by James P. Fargo, against August Klingsbeil, for abandoning his Homestead Entry No. 2,085, dated March 9,1878, upon the southeast quarter section 10, township 140. range 63, in Stutsman county, Dakota, with a view to cancellation of said entry: the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 8th day October, 1880, at 10 o'clock a. m., to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged abandonment. HORACE AUSTIN, THOS. M. PUGH, Receiver. Register. N OTICE OF FINAL PROOF. N LAND Orric* AT FABOO, D. T., Aug. 10th, 1880. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and secure «n*i entry thereof on the 7th day of Sept., 1880, viz: Jacob Laux, H. E., No. 8,650 for the nw of sec 12, tp, 139 n, 64 w, and names the following as his witnesses, viz: Anton Klaus, John J. Lisch, Henry Severen and Geo. W. Vennum, all of Jamestown, D. T. Further notice is hereby given to Martin Van De List, who made D. 8. No. 8,969, to be and appear at the time and place aforesaid to show cause, if any he has, why said Jacob Loux should not be allowed to make final proof and payment for tract. 3-4 HORACE AUSTIN, Register. OTICE FOR PUBLICATION. W?J 4 R. A. BILL, Plaintiff's Attorney. 3-1 N OTICE OF FINAL PROOF, N' LAND Orric* AT FBGO, D. T., July 19, 1880.) Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and secure final entry thereof on tne 25th day of August, 1880, viz: John J, Fry, D. S, No. 2692, for the sec 10, tp 139 n, 63 and names the following as his witnesses, viz: H. W. Dewey, A. McKechnie, John B. Goffinett, and James E. Herbert, all of Jamestown, Stutsman county, D. T. Proof in this case will be taken before A. W. Kelley, Clerk District Court in and for Stutsman county, D. T., on said day, at his offiee in James town, at 10 o'clock a. m. HOBACE AUSTIN, July 27. Register. OTICE. W Special attention paid to orders by mail. 3-2 s'-s A 9 8*§ Sfifc C5 §£l 5 -O "w sxE® A LAND Orric* AT FAROO,) August 6th, 1880.(9) Notice is hereby given that tne following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final 8lereof, roof in support of his claim and secure final entry on tne 9th day of September, before A. W. Kelley, Clerk District Court in and for Stuts man county, D. T., at his office in Jamestown, D. T., viz: Joe D. Mills, H. E., 2,758 for the nw| sec. 22, township 140 n, range 63 w, and names the fol lowing as tus witnesses, viz: John J. Nichols, of Jamestown, D. T., and Oscar V. White, of James town, D, T. HOIACI AUSTIW. S Register. 4 «"^v#*rf?sr mfrPt U. 8. LAHD Ornei, FABOO, D. T., July 96th, 1880.} Complaint having been entered at this office by Joseph F. Corn well against William Xlllituton for abandoning his Timber Culture entre No. 1897, dated Dec. 9th, 1878 upon the of see tt, town ship 189, range 68, in Stutsman county, D. T.,*wlth a view to the cancellation of said entry: the said parties are summoned to appear at this office on the 8d day of Sept., 1880,.at 10 o'clock, a.m., to re spond and furnish testimony concerning said al leged adandonment. HOBACB AUSTIN, Register. Thos. M.Pugh, Receiver. R. A.BILL,Plaintiff's Attorney.. 8-1 N OTICE. S D'JBALDWIN, U. 8. LAND Qrvici,. Fargo, D. T., July 26th, 1880. Complaint having been entered at this office by Vemon Cornwell against Dora J. O'Neale for abandoning her Timber Culture Entry No. 1779 dated Oct. 24th, 1878, upon the of sec 14, town ship 189, range 68, in Stutsman county, D. T., with a view to the cancellation of said entry the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 3d day of Sept., 1880, at 10 o'clock a. m., to respond ana furnish testimony concerning said alleged abandonment. HOBAOS AUSTIN, Register. THOS. M. PUGH, Receiver. Ut S. LAND Orris, FARGO, D. T.,-July 81st, 1880. Complaint having been entered at this office by John V. Malnight against Wallace Wheeler, for abandoning hiB Timber Culture Entry No. ——, dated December 9th, 1878., upon the n'e Section 6, township 138 n, rango 63 w, in Stutsman county, Dakota Territory, with a view itoj the cancellation of said entry: the said parties are hereby summon ed to appear at this office on the 13st day of Sep tember, 1880. at 10 o'clock a, m., to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged aban donment. HORACE AUSTIN, Register. TIIOSL M. PUG^, Receiver, R- A. BILL, Plaintiff's Attorneys Jamestown, D. T.—3-2 M. SPANGENBERG & CO., HARNESS MAKERS, And dealers in Saddles, Bridles, Collars, Whips, Curry Combs, Brushes,. Ac. We have first class facilities for manufacturing harness, sad dles, and all kinds of geods in our ljne. We guarantee all our work. Our goods are sold at a very reasonable price for cash. Call and see us. O ^PSHs cHfl e* a «. PS« OOOH A New England Agricultural and ufacturiug Town Reinforced with Trut Western Energy and Pluck. SANBORN, Govuvfcy, SaJkotas station on the Northern Pacific Rail road on the divide midway between the Sheyenne and James rivers. A Good Opening for all kinds of business, to rapply the splendid country well settled, for many miles back from the railroad north and south. NO BETTER SOIL ANYWHERE: Deep, Dark, Rich, Quick. Averaged over 27 bushels of Wheat last Year, Water Absolutely Unsurpassed. The beauty of the townsite of Sanborn with its New England hills, four miles south excites the admiration of all pass engers on the trains concede their attrac tions. A BEAUTIFUL PARK with large trees will be set out this fall. Depot and telegraph office, two story school house, hotel, good stores, good level roads. To those who will build, lots can be had very low. One manufac turer of farming implements has located. Sites for two churches and parsonages donated. I am breaking lOOO acres. For lots apply to me, or A. M. Pease, San born, 01 F. H. Adams, Valley City, t. T. I. W. BARNUM. Sanborn, Barnes Co., D. T. 4 ^i ikij ?ffW|g|^,v T^ORTBEBN PACIFIC LANDS. W' kmarjrm Jaintovi Bote Directory. X.D., U' Sit:,,-." PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, Office at the Dakota House, Jamestown, Dakota Jane 28t, 1880. "J3LACKSMITHING. xTc. Goodrich—shop on North- Sid6, back of the Pacific House. All kinds of ironing and black ing done at reasonable prices and with prompt ness. 49 y^IVERY AND SALE STABLES. J. A. MOORE & CO., Proprietors. JAMESTOWN, D. T. Teams and Guides furnished land hunters at rea sonable prices. 51 '08 0B.J.&BALL, Physician &*a burgeon. JAMESTOWN, DAKOTA TBRT J* M. THOMPSON, LONE STAR BARBER. JAMZSTOWW, TAMES T-RCRC*, BILLIAED HALI*, JAMESIOWV, DAKOTA Tnattosf. Wines, Liquors and Cigars ot A. BILL, ATTOXOTE'r-AT'XJ&CT, District att'y for Stutsman Co. -PI P. LATHRQP, Carpenter and Builder, JAMMTOWI, DAKOTA THOROLD & CAMPBELL, Physicians and Surgeons, ANDACC0UCHEU2S. Office at residence on Fourth avenue, near school house. All orders left at Dakota House, or Mr. Well's Land Office will receive promst attention. K. P. WELLS, JAMESTOWK, DAKOTA. An/LA located on ths Railroad Grant In MIn nesota and DakoUk CORBBSPOITDBNCB SOUCIMX pDWABP H. FOSTER, CIVIL ENGINEEB, SURVEYOR LASTS sacAamrsR. COUNTY HIIBVEYOB. Jamestown, Stutsman Co.. D. T. mc27 a A. ALLEN, ATTOBNEY-AT-LAW, JAMBSTOWB, DAKOTA TEBJUTOBT. All kinds of legal papers drawn and executed. Land office business promptly attended to. The most reliable Insurance Compa nies represented. Pensions ob talned and Increased. JJESTAURANT, Next to the Depot. D. M. KELLEHER, PBOFBUROB. Milwaukee Beer, Wines, Liquors and Cigan of best quality continually at band. Lunch for 25 eta. when passenger trains «r rive at JAMESTOWN. ELLEHER'S HOTEL, D. M, gttT.T/Enff.tt, proprietor. JAXBSIOWX, DAKOTA TSBKITOBT. This Is the well-known Railroad Eating House where the traveling public can get a square meal. Tables furnished with the best: the market affords. OTLivery attached. A. STEINBACH, JOBBER AM) JOINER, DESKS AND CABINET WARE A SPECIALTY Shop north side of track, rear of Barbour's hard ware store. 8-1 JAMESTOWN, D. T, JJAKORA HOUSE, FLINT ft DOLE, Proprietors, JAMUIOVS DAKOTA TXBRITOKT. Headquarters for Commercial Travelers. This house Is new throughout, and has ti the modern improvements, (food tables auJ neat rooms.: RATER TWO DOLLARS A DAY. J^RTHUR W. KELLEY, JAKKSTOWM, D. T. CLEKK OP THE DIST. COURT FOR STUTSMAN COUNTS. Land Office, Notary PaMic, Collections tnade and Promptly Remitted. Taxed paid for Moo-resident Homestead Prtveuiptoia Tree CSaiai Paper# made in Stutsman County for Fargo Land Olltae. All business in. my line done pn»mpr!r and Chargesreasonsble. Also Agutii !ur NATIOXAX. L» or STEAMKBS ET'CaU or Address ss Above. v- 'A#7 P. DAKOTA TSBBITOST. excellent qualk ty always on band.