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THE JAMESTOWN ALERT.
ISSUED EVERY TUESDAY MORNING Br MARSHALL MCCMTKE. Tern* :--Payafole in AAvkncr. ONE COPY, one year, ftOU ONE COPY, *ix months, ti 00 Jamestown Business Dirajtory. NEW BILLIARD HALL. In Klane' Hioclc, DOLE & ELMER, Propr'i. 15ball pool, pin pooi.andbilliard*. Choic*winea, liquorB, and cigar*. Everything n«w anil awlctlj Arat-claaa. J-J BALDWIN, M. D., PHYSICIAN 4 SURGEON. Office in Klauo'e Block, up ataira, June 88t, 1880. LACK8M1THINO. T. C. Goodrich—shop on Nor Hi fjUle, back of the Pacific House. Ail kinds of ironing and black ing dona at reasonable price* and with prompt- neaii. 4U J^IVERY AND SALE 8TARI.KS. J. A. MOORE CO., Proprietors. JiltnTaWK, D. T. Team* and Guide* furnished laod hue torn at rea sonabie price*. 51 '06 •JQR. J. 8. HALL. Physician fend burgeon. JAMESTOWN, DAKOTA TKR'Y 1L THOMPSON, LONE STAR BAABEB. JiunsTOvrx, DAKOTA TCKKITOKT. TAMES LEES, BILLIARD HALL, JAMMTOWW, OAIOTA TuaiTOMr. Wine*, Liquor* and Cigtn of sxccllunt quail ty always oa hand. ATTOZl2TE r-JLT-X«£ W, District utt'y for Stutsman Ce. D. I ATHROP, Carpenter and Builder, AMESTOWV, AKOTA jj-jR, THOROLD, Physician ?nd Surgeon, AND ACCOUCHEUR. Ofllee at residence on Fourth avrnnc. near school bouw. All orders left at Dakota HOIIW. or Mr. Well'* Laud Ofllee will receive jmmiet attention. N ORTUERN PACIFIC LAN DO. K. P. WELLS, JAMESTOWN, DAKOTA. Lands located on the Railroad Grant In Min nesota and Dakota. COKHBSPONDKNCI SOLICITED. QE.tiUTH. Boss Carpenter and Builder. JAMESTQWX, DAKOTA TEWT. All kind* of Building done. JnniUh alt kind* of bui'Jing tialerial and *et Building», IMttlUnyu. Stor* Buildingt ke yartie* living a4 a ditttinsv. Addrtt* a e«, SA TJSt'A CTOK rtfrrenect /vrttiii£ A A. ALLEN. ATTOKNEY-AT-LAW, JAMBSTOWK, DAKOTA TSK*ITO*T. -All kinda of legil paper* draw* and executed Land office business promptly attended to. The moat reliable Insurance Compa nies represented. Pensions ob tained and Increased. EST AU RANT, Next to the Depot. I. M. KELLKHER, Pmoraiwroa. Milwaukee Beer, Wlaes, Liquora and Cigars of beat quality coutinually at band. Lunch for 25 eta. when passenger train* ar RIVE at JAMBSTOW*. M. SPANQENBERG JFC CO., I HARNESS MAKERS, I And dealers In Saddle*, Bridle*, Oollafl, Whip*, Curry Combs, Brushes, itc. We have first clae* facilities for manufacturing* tiarac**, aad dies, and all kinds of geod* in our Ijne. We guarantee all onr work. Our goods are aoid at a very reasonable price for cash. Call and me JOBBER AND JOINER. DESKS AND CABINET WARE J. W. A BPECIALTT Shop north *ld* of track, rear of Barbour'* hard? ware store, .1 JAMESTOWN, D. T, ^BTHUR W. KELLET, JAMKOTOWK, D. T. CLEKK OF THE DIST. COURT FOR STUTSMAN COUNTr. Land Offlee, Notary Public, Collection* and Promptly Remitted. Taxes paid for Non-resident Homestead Pre-emptor* Tree Claim Paper* made in Stutnaan County for Fargo Land Office. All business my llpe done promptly and charge* reasonable. Also A Kent Cor NATIONAL LIKI or STKAMKBS ET^sll or Address as Abon. J-YIKOFA HOUSK, FLINT ft DOLE, Proprietors, fcnatowi, DAKOTA Itaumt Redqurtm for Commercial Travelers. Thin house Is new thronghnat, and has all the modern iiaprovcmeaU. Ootid taMes a ad •eat rooma. KATU TWO DMXAW A DAY. RAYMOND, Freddeut. "STOULX ur Special attention paid to order* by mall. 3-3 BTEIKBACH. A. Grand Rally! Bonfires and Music Bistinguislied Speakers! LADIES ESPECIALLY INVITED! Gov. Austin, Judge Barnes, 'Hon. J110. A. Stoyell, Hon. J. F. Wallace, Alfred Dickey, Esq., and others, will address the meeting on the live issues of the day and the politi cal situation in Northern Dakota. Every man and woman interested in the present and future prosperity of -this Ter ritory is invited to be present. Tuesday Evening, October 19th. 8. K. McGINNIS, V. B"ia.slra.ess WILLIAM* C. WHITE, A.TTOE1TET a,t LEGAL BUSINESS'AJVD COLLECTIONS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. Land Office Business and Conveyancing. Money loaned on Good Security. Office Grouud Floor, front, New Masonic Temple, S. W. Corner 4th and 2d sts. LEARNED BROS., HARDWARE Oils, easra. Learned Bros take this method of informing town and vicinity, and in fact, Ptt ncmiitcm. Taxxiestown, The Entire Public of Dakota, That thej are The Only Exclusive Hardware and Stove Dealers In the City, And it has been and always will be, their aim to keep a first-class line of Good* and sell as low or lower for cash than any dealer in geueral mer chandise can or will do. GIVE US A CALL, NO TROUBLE TO SHOW GOODS. Flettenberg dt Zlosterman, CONTRACTORS IN MASONRY, Brick Laying and Plaster Work. We MM to eat! tha atteatloa to th« fact that w. bare com* Jamestown to stay, and shall endeavor to the bJtofnor aWUtT to work wMeh will la a«Mr aadafartkm, aad to Mrnir. OL. 3. JAMESTOWN. STUTSMAN COUNTY, D. T., OCT. 19, 1880. President. Bank of Jamestown, —sJAMESTOWN, DAKOTA. —ziGENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED,zz Buy and Sell Exchange on all Principal Cities. Will Attend to Purchase and Sale of Real Esta'e, Fay Taxes,Exchange, And Perfect Titles. Celleotions N. I". Correspondent, Donnell, Lawson $ Co. St. Pa ul Correspoiident, First National Bank, R. E. WALLACEJCashier- Given To Solilcted.. JLlJZlTVT the eitizena of James AUGUST K10STEMA -Dakota.. FOINTM TO BR COMMIUEKKD. It would be of but little use to the roters ot this 13tli Judicial district to send men to represent them in the ter ritorial legislature, this coming winter, who would »on arriving there, find themselves wholly incapable of carrying out the whiles of their people owing to the fact that the are in the minority Such would certainly be the position of two democrats were they to be elected in November next. With both li uses re publican they could only told their.arms and accept wbiitever tlx ir frieuds might »ee fit to grant, or give them. No matter how good man they might be, they qould only vote, and vote to lose. Then, too, ivc are reminded that their influence at Washington woitld bo wvcr-powered in ihe 8nme wnv. Think of a single demo* crat. in a house of republican representa tives, struggling with a republican con gress or senate. They coii'il dimply do no. tlrng at all and the district that su'it tin would fall far short of having any import, an', measures taken in their behalf. It is of the utmost importance to the voters of Stutsman county that they send a re publican to Yanktou this winter. If we ever get a land office established here it will be necessary to employ those in fluences which will work with the major ity, and not with the minority. Dakota, as a territory, is largely republican, hence the majority in both tue council and house wi'l be republican. The result of the Ute elections in Indian and Ohio foretell with clearness the probable result of the presi dentiil election iu November. Here is another impor'ant point which should tec'ive the pro.otind consideration ot every voter in this district, ss our local necessities are. to a very great extent at the mercy of the President* We trust that our cleat headed .ters in either party will consider this matter which cannot fail to be clear to them, and place it before tbeir friends in a proper light1 The worst thing that can be said of Mr. Wells in connection with this legi«« lative matter, is that he onnsan interest iu the Grand Rapids towu frite. We would like to ask this class of kickers i! lie docs not also on as mucli of Stutr man county real estate, or even more than any other one man within iiB holders? We would like to have them make itcleo to'us, why he should not have property in other localities and if the objectiona.jle property possessed by hjm in Graud Rap ids is not tributary to Jamestown and a portion of the very district he will, if elected, represent? Our county records show thflt more than half the real estatt transfers made in Stutsman county during the past year, have been made from and to E. P. Wells. It can be proven, too that at least thirty^flve per cent of the immigration to Btutsmin and Latnore counties during the past year, came through his influence. We defy hi* opponents to pick out a man who has done more for Stutsman county than E. P. Wells. EMTOlAt NOTES. The Western Bugle is the name of a very pretty six column folio paper just started at Mitcbell, D. T: If Vennum was Minor and Minor Ven nura, there wruld be co necessity for a change in the office of Register. Kelleher says that he would not bet five cents on Geo. Vennum's head. We would like to see the man that would. D. M. Kelleher, democratic nominee for the house says that he considers it an honor to have a man posessing the abilit and qualifications that Mr. Wells does, for au opponent. "Farnu-r" Wallace, repub'ican nominee tor the upper house has one of the finest farms in the northwest. Iletn.kes faim in^a business and is universally acknowl edged to be a man of superior executive alnltv. The democratic convention last Mon day at Bismarck resulted in the nomina tion ot Capt. Smith, of-Bismarck, tor the Council, and D. M. Kelleher, of this city, for the house. Mr. K's nomination inspires him with new hope and his whole soul fired by sarsaparilla pop, cries out, re venge. The darling wish of Kelleher's heart sincc he was bonnced from the legisla tive chair some two years ago, for stuffing various ballot boxes and other crook' deeds, has been to get back again. He wants revenge and if he should bo suc cessful in November, he will be in a fair position to drain the cup ot vengence to the very dregs of bitter retaliation. "From the remarks of the Janvstown Alert last week we should infer that the editor of that sheet carries Stutsman coun ty in his breeches pocket. Mac. sa s: We happen to know what we are about, md we will see thai Mr. Pettigrew car ries Stutsman county by a big majority in November." Wc rather think he has made a bargain for more goods than he can deliver, aud after counting the votes when the polls are closed in November will find his Pet-i-grew small and most beautifully less "—Fargo Timas. We would like to ask Bm. Barker if he has heard from Indiana Stutintnn coun ty will give Mr Pe tigrew a majority, because he is known to be the best man in the field tor the position Had the democrats put a better man up it would no doubt have gone dcm-»cn»tic. The fact is, Mr. McCormack is not a man suited to our peculiar necessities and therifore will not g« the votes. Our people are not, wc have reason to believe, fools cuough to •ote for a man that can not do as any good, be bv republican or tleimwat. The Bismarck Tribune, commenting upon the lute Legislative convention held in that city toys: "Stutmnran county sent a contesting delegation from James town, that threatened to ripple the placid meeting of the republican forces, but by one of those well managed political com promises, both delegations were conceed ed seats, and harmony prevailed. The contest rising fro purely local issues, was settled as above stated after a thoro consideration by the committee on creden tials, who spent the principal part of the afternoon discussing the subject. Messrs. McClure and Bill represented the Wells faction, and Messrs. Lyn and Lambert the Allen adherents. The conflicting elements from Jain stown. made a fight tor their respective candidates that re sulted in favor of the former, the con. veuiion couceeding one place on the ticket to that enterprising mid growing city, whose interests and future are close ly identified with Bismarck. Aside from this slight skirmish perfect unanimity existed, the convention putting up as good a ticket as could be possibly selected and of a cLaracter that will add strength to the party. Mr. Wallace was unani mously nomiuatet for the council, a posi tion to which, if elected, he will do honor and reflect credit upon the choice of his constituents. His speech accepting the nomination and pledging his unqualified coutinuance of the support he has given the republicau party from its inception to the present time, was characteristic of the man, solid, straightforward, sincere and determined. Mr. E. P. Wells' nom ination is a most fitting one. He enjoys an extensive acquaintance throughout North ern Dakota, is a hard worker for the pros perity of the territory, and withal an educated and congenial gentleman. Mr.W possesses those elements of sociability, refinement and enterprise that make men popular, and is well supplied with this world's goods without being the slightest ostentatious. Truly the party may feel ,jroud of tli-'ir nominations, as they in vitu the strength of the best element in the district. Wallace and Wells are a strong team and a thoroughly representa tive one,one that will force the democrat ic party in this district to exercise every atom of strength, tnd that with only a possibility of success. The ticket docs not smack of rings nor docs it sinell of "primary" combinations. It rests soley up:n its merits, aud is consistent with the advancing interests, intelligence and vim of the pushing young territory. "In hoc signo vinccs." Those eugaged in keeping up the street ntest in'Jamestown should take warning by Yankton. But for the local quarrel Yankton wtuld have been double its pres ent size. Public buildings would have been located there and built at 'be ex pense of the national government and Yankton would have been a power in the ootitics of too territory. Their local con rest finally resulted in the murder of Gen. M':Uook and his blood and the curse that should with it rests upon those re. sponsible for it. Jamestown has too much to hope fcr to justify any division of its people except the natural party division. —Bismarck Tribune. Bismarck Cor. to The Minneapolis Eve. Journal. The republican convention for the eleventh legislative district was held at the Cily hall yesterday, and by far the most acceptable ticket ever put nomi nation by that party, was agreed upon. For the territorial cojncil, J. F. Wallace, old resident of Mankato, Minn now ue of the enterprising ant pushing gran gers of Burleigh county. Mr. Wallacc is thorough business man an has a good war record, baring served through th* en tire w«r and at its close received resolu ions of commendation from the Ohio legislator for meritorious services He will give the democrats A hard rub though THE DISTRICT IS DEMOCRATIC by ft small maj rity, his reputation as •nan of the strictest integrity, capable and eneigetic, will give him enough conserva tive votes to eleot him. E. P. Wells of of Jamestown, the nominee for the house 'f delegates, is well known along the line of the Northern Pacific and is truly a representative man. Possessing ample means coupled with intellectual qualities of a high order he will do honor to the position. Mr. Wells is an extensive land owner and has the interests of the country at heart, in fact is tli*? right man for the place. The two nominees area double team. The same paper adds: "Jamestown is booming oo present as well as prospec tive luck. The Milwaukee road is coin up the yalley of the Jumesas sure as fate* Investors are figuring on that fact, and the land of the Northern Paiitic railroad is going, S P. Snider, of ^linutapolis, basbiughtone hundred thousand acres iu the James Valley. There are few men who can boast a similar tract northern Dakota in fact, I believe it is the largest in any one man's name. He is thinking of locating In Jamestown in order to look after his inteiests. Ashe is a man of splendid humor and energy, his location in northern Dakota would be decidelv pleasant to chronicle. A number of other Minneapolis mec, through C. C. Jones, late of the Fargo land office, and one of the best equipped land mcu operating in Dakota, have putchased heavily in the James Valley. Capitalists are awaken ing te the importance of the field in this great wheat country. Tbcy find wheat lands and wheat raising tqnal to the Dutchman's per cent Capt Maratt*, one of the leading demo crats of Burleigh county, a Weils map all over. •OaKKTHIKd VOl FAKMEKO. Pioneer Pre**, Oct. Uth. Th« French area nation ot small farm* en, and strikingly illustrate the econom ic truth that it is not the aggregate wealth uf nation that make a people rich, bat the geueral diffusion of wealth. There are more land owners in that country than in all the vast extent of the United States. Thousands of fa cms are under ten acres, and the majority are under twenty, and the cultivators of these little plats are free from debts and have plenty of ready money. In tbeir possession of money wealth, the small farmers of eastern coun ties of Pennsylvanimi compare well with the French. I11 that district the density of population and the extent of manu factories furnishes a market at their doors. They fatUn a few head of beef cattle, a score or two of hogs, or a flock of sheep every winter, to supply the coutinually in creasing consumption of meat, while their lands become rich and high priced be cause of the large quantity of manure made in feeding stock. Besids his profits from bis 6tock, the small farmer gets nandsome returns from hia fruits and veg etables, poultry, butter, milk and eggs aud the result is, that while no one is so wealthy that he can afford to disregard the small economies of life, almost every itruier has his little iioiid invested in some form yielding annual div idends. Such is. or should be the ideal farming community. Human contiguity gives value to land, only subdivisions into sui ill holdings can insure continued fertility of the soil and permanent prosperity. The great bonan za wheat farms ot Dakota and California liuvc attracted a peculiar interest on ac count of their vast extent, their novelty, and the application of strict business methods to agriculture, but apart, from the result of demonstrating the feitility of the soil, and the ease and certainty with which crops cau be grown and har vested on those treeless plains, they are not a desirable feature in any country, un less it can be sl'owu what those immense cultivated tracts will shortly and iuevita bly yield to some economic law tending to secure subdivision and settlement by amal proprietors, their further increase cjnnot be regarded with complacency by those whose pecuniary interests are not immediately iuvolred iu bouanz* larm ing. lint 1 road corporations are now fully alive to the fact that the permanent loca tion of large inhabitable tracts o* land along these lines of roads will soon be gin to react disastrously upon their own interests. Country merchants in inchoate cities and towns already detect a rnaline influence in the presence of these big farms. A five thousand acre farmer does not directly benefit the country trades men as much as a struggling settler on a quarter section while indirectly the pres ence of the former is of incalculable injury to his business, by crowdiug out fifty or more small farmers whose patronage he would be able to secure. The large farm er is practically bis own store-keeper. Ilis supplies are all puichased at whole rale .atesaml shipped in car lots, and be patronizes the local tradesman only to the extent of an occasional paper of tacks or other tr.!fle$ overlooked in making up his order for his season's supplies. To make an} thing like srniety utterly impossible, nothing more effective can be devised than these vast wheat plantations. On these farms of 4,000 and 5,000 acres five hands do all the work five months in the year, while as many as three hun dred are employed during midsummer b?re are no human habitations on the place except a residence tor the superin tendent and a boarding house for the men: women, children, neighborhood interest* and all the essociations that cluster about the idea of a farm, are conspicuously ab sent. Such agricultural communities have many of the features of lonely min ing camps, while they have in the season of active in the season cf active operations many ot the sterner fea ures of manufac turing communities—the order, the ma cbinery, the minimum of expense and the maximum of product—without those plcasantcr features, the school house, the little workingmcn's library, the sewing circle, the cooking class, the line of pro motion, the rise of the bright boy, and the steady workman—all the gentler man ners which spring up about any s^ot where industry has a permanent abiding place On the big ftrm there is no abiding placc: life does not gather around winter firesides to settle and clarify through the disciplines of home: when the harvest is garnered the army of laborers are dis charged, to become an army of tramps or what-not-and eolitude reasserts its do. minion over the vast stretches of prai rie. B:smarck Tribune Bismarck could not well take the part ot either faction in the Jamestown trouble. It was sim^ ply a family row and whatever dirty linen it was necessary to wash ought to have been put out in their «wn hack yard aud they ought to have come to the oonven-. tion united. They didn't. Wbjoh ever faction Bismarck favored the other would have taken offence. Had neither been recognised both would have been offended Both were admitted to seats in the convention and the locality was honored by the selection of one of it« citixeos known to be worthj and well qualified, Mr. E. P. WelU, abovt: all others, was the one tnast natual to be se lected for the house became of his recog nized ability apd becausc of his great in« tercst IB and aliout Jamestown. A town tliat he has advertised more than all oth er* and contributed much to it* proepej? ity by Ids OWQ taossy and enterprise. we NO. 18. Proceedings of the Coun ty Commissioner^. In session October 4th, 1860. Preeent-^Kelleher and J£irao. Koll* in the cbair. Minutes of last meeting read soil ap proved. Oo motion, the tax list was tamed'ever to count? treasurer, and treasurer ordered to collect the same as provided by law. Oil motion, the county treasurer action in receiving taxes of B. 8. Rueseli, leae the penalty, was approved. On motion, Tbos. d. Collins, J, W. Goodrich and A. 8teinbach were duly ap pointed judges of.election for Jamestown district. Board adjourned till 2 o'clock m. Meeting of Board at 2 o'clock p. m. On motion B. S. Russell, Morrow and Marshall were appointed judges of election for Spiritwood district. On motion, allot Stutsman county, in* eluded in ranges 65 and 69 made as one election district and the polling place for said district at the village of Burton, and King Bohall, F. E Jones and Geo. Pal mer appointed judges of election for same anl all of Stutsman county west of range line between ranges 66 and 6X made one election district, and James Dunn, Sullivan and James McFar and appointed judges of election, and election to be held at station of Alsop. The following bills were allowed: A. A. Allen, fees county superintend* ent schools, $16- 90. Thod. S. Collins, paper files, $2. Geo. W. Vennum, quarter salary county clerk, 100. G. W. YEN-SUM, County Clerk.^ Yesterday's Argus contains the follow* Ing: "The republicans of Burleigb and Stutsman counties, have placed in nom* lnation for member of the territorial legis lature, Mr. E. P. Wells, the active, en* ergetic go-ahead Stutsman couety teal* •state dealer. Mr. Wells aince his location at Jamestown a couple of yeara since, has advertised, taked up and work ed Tor the James river valley and the sec tion beyond as has no other Be sides being opeii-lmndcd in nil his dealings, Wells is a told, suc cessful and liberal operator, He" Da* duiiiighis residence at Jamestown done moie to bring the magnificence of hia section before capitalists and businesa men, than ten thousand ordinary men csuld do, however willing. Mr. Wells is tb« kind of a man to send to Yankton to cope with the talents ot other sections, and ii elected, while fully and ably rep* s-*uting bis own immediate constituents and section he will «Uo seek every op portunity to do that wbirh is deemed most advantageous for Northern Dakota, and if elected, the Red Kiver Valley will feel that she lias an aditional friend at the Capital. If good heartednsas, kindness and gen* tlemsnly qualities were all that a m«n needed to fit him far representative duties, we would most unhesitatingly prtinoouoe D. M. Kelleher the man. A better heart ed and fairer man-does, not live in this wide, wide world, than this saute Denis Kelleher. and while we cannot coascien ciously recommend him as a fit man for representee, and shall use all honorable means within our power to defeat him, wo want it ditti .clly understood that he oc% cupies a warm place ic our heart, and that so far as are concerned, no political differences shali ever rob him of our kind* est regards. L. N. Verdeg»m, a highly respected German, announces himself as an inde pendent candidate for the office of county assessor. Mr. V. seems to be a very bright young man, of two years standing in the county, and would, no doabt, mako a good man for that place. NoTic*.—I desire to state to the public that I am an independent candidate for the office of County Sheriff and further" more, if elected, that I will endeavor at all times and places to do my duty. Hixrt DOHK Only two issues more of election aew* and political wrangling. R. A. Bill and A- A. Allen, are in Fargo quarreling over several land cases. Indiana gives a republican uu\j"rity °f over 5000, and Ohio a republican majority of 20,000. Snow is only ten inches deep in Brain erd, to-day. That most be a very un* pleasant couutry down there. The probabilities are that onr fall will be a short one, and it might be wise fbr us all to give oar dwellings^ aa early banking. 2£*jor "3dwards, of the Daily Argue, owns several town lots in Grand Rapids, where, it is understood, be proposes to move tliat sheet in earls spring-time. If edititing a paper amid the deafening racket of half a dozen carpenter'a hammer* and amid the teeth grating sounds of a trio of saws, can be termed the inviting tones of journalism, we have certainly ex* perienoed them during the past week. "Ob, how happy," Ac. 8. Russell who gssuuis to be able to rea» tnl the votes of all hia farpi bands, ays that he will see that they vote aa be roots We pie ume Mr ftutsoll as some influence in hia ward, bot we have icason to believe that his employes 'ill vote abo^t as tbey pic Fngo Qail} &rga». The Jamestown Alert, now a greet big etgh} column folio, is aa evtdcece is it« self that Jamestown is still ee Ike bonm. People oetside alwaya Judge a twara by the sepport its aewspaiter gets, and a just criterioa too. iadgea hf taw* the rfao- it io it IHHi