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^5»Wr^^WiiW' '«& j«gj&»wtees 'HE JAMESTOWN ALERT. ISSUED EVEEY TUESDAY MOKNIJfG BY MARSHALL MCCLURB. Term*:--Payable in Advaan. IDNECOI'V. OHO ye»r. 100 lOSB COPY, *i* moutlm, *100 janston Bush Dire:tory. NEW BILLIARD HALL, Klaus' Block, DOLE A ELMER, Propr's. 15 ball pool, !in IMJOI. and billiards. Clioic. wines, liquors, nnd cigar*. Everything new and strictly (lrnt-cluss. BALDWIN, M, D,, PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, OMec in Klaus'* Block, up stairs, June 28t, 1880. -pLACKSMITHING. T. c. Goodrich—shop on North Side, back of the l'ccific HOHfc. All kinds of ironing and black ing dona at reasonable prices and with prompt ness. 40 IVERY AND SALE STABLES. J. A. MOOKE A CO.. Proprietors. JAHET»W!(, D. T, TVatn* and Guides furnished land hunters at rea gonublo prices. 51 '08 J. an »ua burgreon. —•v?-.- A E S O W N A O A 'T M. THOMPSON, LONE STFCFI BARBER. JAMESTOWN, 1 AilES LEES, DAKOTA TERBITOKI BITJJARD H.11.U JAMUTOWX, DAKOTA Tssniionr. Wines, Liquor* and Citfara of excellent quail ty always oo hand. jp» A.B1IX. Physician and Surgeon, A N A O E Ofice at residence on Fourth avenue, near school bouse. All orders left at Dakota House, or Mr. Well's Land Ofllee will receive promet attention. nSr •J^ OATUKMT PACIFIC LAJION^I B. P. WELLS, JAwetTOwif, DAKOTA. Lands loeatoi MI the Railroad Grant in Mlo. rasota and Dakota. CORNRAROXBBKCB SOLICITED. Q. V. 8H1TI. Boss Carpenter and Builder. JAMEMTOWK DAKOTA TER'Y. All klndft of Rnlldtnjc done. /vr*ffA A. alt- kind* of btti'ding natfrial and tet JtuUding*. UtaflNwjH. Stor* Building* 4tr. par tie* living a* a divUtnc* Attdr*#« a vs. 6A 1 fSfACTOB reftt'tnccM /urniVg A. Al.LF.7t, ATTORS li AT-L A W, JAM ANTOMT, DAKOTA TEKRITOKT. AH kinds of lej^l paper* drawn and executed Lii'«l plflce biisiner* promptly attended to. lite most reliable Insurance Compa uie* niircMntcd. Pension* ob tained and lucrcasud. J^ESTAUK.VNT, hxt to the Depot. D. M. ICBLLG1IEB, Paoraieroe. Milwaukee Beer, Wine*, Liquor* aad Cigars •f (test quality coutiuual'y at band. I.unch for 35 eta. when passenger train# ar riro at JAMBSTOWS. ««*»», M. 8PANGENBKRG A CO., I HARNESS MAKERS. I And dealers In Saddles, Bridles, Collars, Whips, (•lirrv Oienb*. IVrushcs, Ac. J^ 6TEINBACH, Colors in Oil, OT„ District Mt'y for Stutsman Co. D. ATHROP, Carpenter and Builder, A in N A O A J^R THOROLi), J. \V. We have first class*facilities for manufacturing harness, sad dles, and Ml kinds of ^,-ods In our ljne. gnarantee ill our work. Our poods arc sold at a very reasonable price for casn. Call and see us Special attention paid to orders by mail. 8-2 JOBBSR AND JOINlC I D'ESKS AND CABINET WARE A SPECIALTY Bbop north tide of track, rear of Barbour's hard? war* store, I JAMESTOWN, D. T, ^RTHUR W. KELLKT, JAMESTOWM, D. T. CLEUK OF THK DIST. COURT TOE STUTSMAN COUNT IS. Land Orace, Notary PuMlc, Collection* made and Promptly Remitted. Taxes paid for Xon-iiuident Ilomestead Pro-e4niUr8 Tree Claln Pa*r* made in !Hitt*aa*n Coont? for Farfcu Liod OfflN. All bnsire** in my live dexje promptly au1 charge* reasonable. A'ao Affvnt for XATIOXAL LI*« or STBAMBB* 9*^1 or Add res* aa A bo "v •S"o"clx e«rs. TO. \KOTA HOUSE, FLINT 4 DOLK. Fronnetori. JAMESTOWX, DAKOTA TKMOA ^adqnatters lor Commercial Travelers. This house la a«« ihroa*hout, aad haa all the random ire pro' •eat rooaM. RATE* Two us a DAY. liWai fatmnaf*. Oea'er in Boiled and Raw Oil, Medicines^ Fancy ana Toilet Goods. St. Louis Lead, Mized Faints and Dry Paints, —.Varnishes, Paint Brushes, Potty, Glass, k.b Pure Wines and Liquors for Medicinal Purposes Only. CIGARS, TOBACCOS AND SNUFFS. _________„ A complete line of School Books, comprising all editions adopted by our School Board\ at its last session. A small bat well selected stock of Blank Boolcs, Notions, 8?c O E I S Teas, Coffees, Sugars and Syrups, Canned Goods and woodenware. FLOUR, PORK AND HAMS. ToToaccos sind. Cigrsizs. Drags, Medicines, and Fancy Hoods, Faixvts a.ra.d. Oils, SM aad BM Boots, Statmery, Laniis and CUneys. CHURCHILL & WEBSTER'S KLaus's Block, TiildBSTOWIT, 15. T. RAYMOND, President. £. K. McOINNIS, V. President. R. E. WALLACEjCasbler Bank of Jamestown, JAMESTOWN, DAKOTA. :GEMERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED.: Bdy and Sell Exchange on all Principal Cities. Will Attend to Purchase and Sale of Real Estate, Fay Taxes,Exchange, And Perfect Titles. Fartioulax Attention Given To CoU.eoti.one JV. T. Correspondent, Donnell, Lawson $ Co. St. Paul Correspondent, First National Bank, B-cLsirauess WIX.LIAM. C. A.TTOESa^TB'S' at LEGAL BUSINESS AND COLLECTIONS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. Land Office Business and Conveyancing. Money loaned on Good Security. Office Grouud loor, front, New Masonic Temple, S. W. Corner 4th and 2d sts. LEARNED BROS, HARDWARE! Stoves, Faints, Oils, dtto. Learned Broa take this method of informing th« oitixeos of James toen and vicinity, and ia fact, The Entire Public of Dakota, That they are The Only Exclusive Hardware and Stove Dealers in the City, And it has been and alwajn will be, thoir aim to keep a first-class Hoe of Goods and sell as low or lower for cash than any dealer in general mer chandise ean or will do. GIVE US A CALL, NO TROUBLE TO SHOW GOODS. PN PLETTCNBCRO. AUGUST KIMTCMM w,fes**VA» c."»s Flettenberg A Zlosterman, CONTRACTORS IN MASONRY, Brick Laying and Plaster Work. Teuao-eato-w ix, DaJsota. We desire to call the attention to the fact thst we *arc con. »o Jameetownto sWy, and shtil endeave to the brf4 of oar atUttr to do work whMi will 1a **sv SBipi it gl*e saMfsetion. and hope to weeirs Machinery Oils, ?*g££84HW8,9§N|™s|im*w,^w*i,,,,^^fr-^ -V v-r^»g Sollicted.. r^f &<. Pf I'HE JAMESTOWN ALERT. Territorial Ticket. For Delegate to CeBgrsas, FRANK R. PETTIttREW, For Territorial Conneil, JOHN P. WALLACE. For Territorial Legislature, EDWARD P. WELLS. For District Attorney, W. F. BALL. People's Ticket. STUTSMAN COUNTY. For Commissioner—1st Comissloaer Dis t'jCt, 8 years. PATRICK MORA*. For R^psteir DeeSsT^" ~r-'~* OEOROk W. VENNUM. Vor Sheriff, ARCHIBALD McKECHNIB. For Assessor, JOHN J. NICHOLS. For Judge of Probate, THOMAS B. HARRIS. For Ceanty Treasurer, THOMAS S. COLLINS. For County Surrey or, HAHLIN RUSSELL. For Supterintendent of Public Schools BENJAMIN S. RUSSELL. For Coroner, WILL ELMER. For Justices of the Peace, ALBERT &. ALLEN, FRANCISES JONES, ANTON 8TEINBACH, CHARLES MORROW. For Constables, JOHN F. VENNUM, FRANK W. F.LDRIDGE, GEORGE W. KURTZ, JAtiPER V. BEARD. VOTE FOU THK XTX WHO CAN HKfiP OtJR e«l TY OUT. To-morrow is election day anil it is of the utmost importance that the voters of Stuts man county act wisely and free from every thing like personal envy. Vote for the men th»t stand- inn position to do our county the m-wt good. Just tor one day can you n«t fas^et your per§2uaLj»r}cvan ces and for the sake of our county, and district, unite and be of one uiind, spirit and soul There is not one of you that does not want to see Jamestown prosper and see it stand at '.he hend, crowned with capital honors, and regarded by the outside wurld as being a place worthy of its intelligence and enterprise. Put in a good solid vote for E. P. Wells and Wal lace. These men will do honor to the positions their ambitions lead them. Mr. Wells is in a position to do something this county in the way of getting a land office established here in Jamestown and Mr.Kelleher Is not. If Mr. Kell eher was to be elected he could have no voice in Yankton from the very fact that politically he would be in the minority, and his plans, however good they might be, would to a very great extent, be disregarded. Mr. Wallace being a re publican, would work to an advantage with Mr. Wells. They being united individually and in political unison with both branches of the House, could get almost anything, within the limits of rea son, they might ask. The rumor, to the effect that Mr. Wells would use his influence in the interests of Grand Rapids at the expense of James town, Is a dirty, low, campaign lie, gotten up by Geo. Vennum and circulat ed by himself and cronies, for no other purpose than to aid in defeating Mr. W. Any man of average sense can see at a glance that it would be utterly impos sible tor him to get a land office estab lished forty miles away from a r. ilroad and civilization, even if he wanted to. If we are granted a land office, gentleman for this part of. the 11th Legislative dis trict during the npxt year, 1881, it wilt come to Jamestown. We Wist to he llatsrstos*. We want any who feel that The Alert has received from them one penny for which tbey hare not received in return an equivalent, to walk straightway over to this office with their bills. We would like to have it distinctly under stood that we propose and expect to pay for what we get and likewise to get pay for what we do. Wo aim to conduct our paper on business principles and not on principles of beggary or chanty. We do not work 18 hoars, gentle reader, out of every 24, including the holy Sabbath, for the mere tun of the thing neither are we working for office or glory. Our paper is our capital and business, and we try to atteud to it and print a good paper tor the same reasons that Mr. Winslow attends to his lumber yard—to mako money. We have to pay cash for every type we use and ever| stseot of paper we get. Is it fair, then, fur Mr. Winslow or any one else, to assume that we should not realize from our labor or investments? The Alert lias been liberally patronized since it fell into our hands we have made a little money. Well, wjiere has is gone to? It has gone into presses and material, every dollar of it,and every issue of The Alert proves the Msertion. No man, w«man.w child ever did us a kind ness that we did aot appreciate and those who kuow u» best, know that as a rule, we do not forget them. When we came here, we came as Btrangers. We wanted to buy the Alert we could do so tor five hundred dollars cash down. All the money we had was one hundred and seventy five dollars. We bad no frieads or even an acquaintance within a hundred miles of Jamestown. Who were the men to come foiwaid and help "theboy out?" E P. Wells and Anton Klaus backed us to the extent of two hundred and fifty dollars and John J.' Neirling tor the balance, and with out a penny in our pockets we pulled off our coat and com mence tlio work of resurrecting one of the worst played out literary wrecks ever known in the shape of a newspaper. All wc had left us by our predecessors in the way of patronage was 42 paid-up subscri bers and the bare column rules. We have by careful management succeded in pay ins our debts and adding one thousand dollars' worth of new material to the office Is not the county equally benefitted Wc piopose to continue to pat every dollar we earn out of the office, into the office, until it shall be second to no other paper in Dakota. There are people in this world ivtfo are so completely selfish thut they can not bear to see prosperity crown any one's efforts hut their own. If there is another man in Jamestown who has put in more hours of solid toil during the past year, than we have, and received the ainou it of insults and cursing we have in return, we would like to see him. It's worth something to be a scape-goat for a wlirle community, and we do not propose to officiate in that capacity for nothing. We do not feel worried on account of our subscription lis'i. We are printing to-day fifty quires, again of over eleven hundred in one year. Those who are disposed to kick can keep right on kick ing and we will continue do as wc please, and that will be to publish a paper that will command patronage, and not beg it. EDITORIAL XOTEH. Vote for Joe D. Mills, Look out for fraudulent tickets. Do not vote for any one until you have examined your ticket closely. Remember that E. P. Wells has done more for Stutsman county than any other man in it. Our regular edition will not appear un til Wednesday afternoon and will contain all the election news obtainable up to ?. o'clock m. James Lees say# there is altogether too much petty jealousy existing on the north side, and that it is all wrong, and that the church matter is a sample. D. M. Kellehcr is iu Biswiarck setting up a boom for himself. We fear that our friend D. SI. will lind himself short of votes in the Zenith City on election day. W. J. Goodrich in a receut conversa tion stated that the. republicans ot' Stutsman county must unite or they will lose their prcstage. Joe Mills' chances for election were never brighter than tbey are to-day. Those who have any regard for the future prosperity of our county feel that Mr. Mills would give better satisfaction and a less partial deal a'l around than Mr. Ven num. Vote for Pettigrew. He can do some thing for us. Why* Simply because his election, regardless of Stutsman county's vote, is inevitable. Since this is the case, it would be poor policy on the part of Stutsman county, to give him a cold shoulder. He would not feel like help ing us in Congress as he would had we given him a majority. Kelleher and Vennum, we ire informed, claim to be able to control every laborer on the Spiritwood farms at ten cents a head, or its equivalent. We happen to be personally acquainted a number of the Spiritwood boys, and have reason to be lieve that all of them have too much good sense to vote against the interests of our county for the consideration of a drink of whisky. Do not vote against the interests of your own county. You expect to make this your home. Well, then, try and lay a foundation for a good one. Do not build it upon personal spite. Remember that It is for your own interest to vote for E. P. Wells for the legislature, and Mr. Wallace for the couccil. A democrat, however good a man be may be, could do nothing for you against a majority of re publicans. Major Lyon and his followers having found that they could accomplish nothing against Mr. Wells by asserting that he is a sharp schemer, etc-, now tune their harps to theair of incapacity. Tbey now plead that he is wholly incapable of mak ing money or doing business. This proves more clearly than any utterance they have ever made that their opposition against Mr- Wells is wholly based upon personal spite and prejudice. Before our regular edition goes to press the battle will have been fought, and on every hand we shall hear the moans and lamentations ot dying candidates. It's hard to give up the ghost, boys, but some of you must bite the dost to-morrow. The crown ot official glory can not bedeck all of year brows, and we beseech of you to die like men, and when your hear the political bogle two yean hence, come forth. Gird on your spurs and spread yourselves. Mr Jstpas Less ststfcfl to ns while on the way to Spiritwood last Thursday that he bad done a great deal of business with E. P. Wells since his arrival in James town, and he has the first dishonest act to discover in his dealings. Said be, "What would Jamestown have been to-day bed it not been for B. P. Wells, and some of bis stamp? Why it would have been nothing more than a Paradise for ham mers and male skinners, as it always had bees in the days gone by." i$$p$ IjISTTJSH FJIOK COT. A1WTII. WILLKAR. Minn., Oct. 23d, 1880. EDITOR ALERT—Allow me to say to the Republicans of Jamestown and Stutsman county, that having had several very warm invitations to attend the Republican rally held at Jamestown last week, for the rati fication, I suppose, of the nominations re cently made by the Republicans of your district, for the Territorial Council and House, I was only kept away by the ne cessity of leaving the territory, before the meeting, in order to meet appointments made for me in Minnesota, before your meeting was announced. I much desired to attend the Jamestown meeting for sev eral reasons, but chicfly to testify to my good opinion of the nominations* Of the intelligence, sagacity, and untiring energy of Mr. Wells, I need not speak, as your people are as well acquainted with him and his.sterling qualities aa I am but they may not know Mr. Wallace as well, and perhaps the testimony of one who has known him for many years, and intimate ly in many relations of life, may not be unwelcome and may not under the circum stances be considered intrusive. My ac quaintance with Mr. Wallace dates back to 1864. During this period I have known him as a business man, have know him in social life, have bad occasion to entrust him nth important and delicate official duties, and have knawn him dur ing all these years as an active, earnest* thorough-going, uncompromising, consist ent Republican. Of bis integrity, ability and manly earnestness in all of these re lations, I have never had a doubt- If elected I venture the prediction that there will be found no man in the Hoase more consciencious, industrious, capable, or more watchful ot the interests of his constituents, than John F. Wallace. Such men deserve to succced, and suc cess to them means success for those whom they represent Very respectfully, He has nsver proved his ability as a representative, and you kn^T it, Mr. Bar ker.. .Tell me, sir, if yon ean, the Ant thing Mr. Kelleher ever done tor this dis trict, or any other, in the territorial legislature. Was he not sent home the first time he went down, and not per mitted to draw his pay, even? Was he not sent home the last time he went to Yankton, branded as a ballot box staffer and an imposter? D. M. Kelleher never did anything for this district, and as a prominent democrat of this county ex presses himself, "If we send him down there aeain, they will think be is the smartest man Stutsman county can pro duce." We want Theaa to Prove It. There has been so much said about my getting ten dollars per day from Mr. Wells for my services during this campaign, and to the effect that affidavits can be pro cured to prove the assertion, and that men saw me pay certain members of the com mittee on credentials at Bismarck money for ther favor, that we are beginning to think tbey mean to lie. At first we regard ed these reports as jokes, but since there has been so much said, we desire to ssy that the whole thing is a d—d lie, and that we will make affidavit to that effect Further more we will give our check for twenty-five dollan to the man who will make affidavit that ws ever said we were getting ten dollan a day from Mr. Wells or that they saw one penny pass from my hands to the any member of the com mittee on credentials. MCCLUBB. A Wntehe4 Penally, We are informed that the Eyott family are again in distress. That they are oat of clothes, ceoney and provisions, and that their almost shelterless abode pre sents a spectacle of woe and wretched ness- Several of our noble hearted wo men are busily engaged in making clothes for them while others are carrying pro visions and soliciting subscriptions for money with which to buy fuel. This family have a history. One which is, to an intelligent community, exceedingly revolting. "Brute" Eyott, the sweet scen ted lord of the wretched abode is known by every one to be a miserable, low, con temptible old brute and hopeless old sot Only last spring he returned from the west with eight or nine hundred dollan in his pocket which he had jest received for the far he hed caught dur ing the winter. Every oae who knew of his former relations, coegratnlsted him npon his good fortune and edvised him to pat his money to a geed ose. He pract ised to do so, bat instead of keeping his word, ha opent irsty eoct of it for liquor, so we sre informed. To-day his tsuily are compelled to--beg or starve. If there was ever a case under the light of God's son that ealla forth universal sympathy on one side and bitter eontemp on the other, this is one. Sheriff Xc Kechaie has jest completed important repairs oo the old Government bridge west of the city. This bridge has givee mech tooble daring the past year and every one will be glad to learn that it is now substantially sale. 'ai^vs HORACE AUSTIH. Fargo Times- Hon. D. M. Kelleher, of Jameatown, Candida's for Assembly! called at the Times office on Thursday. Mr. K. gives a glowing account of the prospects of the whole Dem ocratic ticket in his vicinity, and predicts that McConnack and the .balance will have a walk away, He has represented his district in the Council, and proved himself a man in whom his constituents can place most implicite con fidence. His election is a foregone con conclusion. y#£* ,i'2£f S%«:. •i •?. mM yw»! HfcjJft. BVUOIIC imi. Dr* Hall Is building a new residence on the North Side. Mr. Martin has just commeeesd the erection of an elegant residenoe ia the grove just this side of Mr. McKeame's old place. Banker Wallace is erecting fine resi dence on his farm near the city. The new roend botue is nearly com* pleted. Shoemaker Flohr has jost completed bis new store, and has taken up his qusr* ten therein. Jamestown can now boast of one of the finest and largest freight hoaaes on the N. P. R'y. The old passenger and freight depot has recently been remodeled and is now a passenger bouse exclusively. White and Baldwin have just erected a three thousand dollar bnilding. We ate informed that the npper story will be used by the Masonic fraternity and the lower part cut up into convenient office rooms. DAKOTA ITEMS. Dell Rapids claims to be the best wheat market in the territory south of Farge. A comm&ndary of Knights Templars will be established in Sioux Falls joon. Wood sawyers at Sioux Falls charge tour dollan per cord for catting aad splitting. ,v Sioux Falls people are proad of their hotels, and tbey have good reason to be. Seventy five traveling men went in there from various points, on a recent Saturday to stay over Sunday, because of the excel lent wide extended reputation of the hotels. Sioux Falls Times: While gecoediag through the storm on Saturday morning* from his lodgings to Dr. Marcy's residence on the hill, Mr. Ed Carry lost his way, and fainted in the anew from exhaustion. A psssing gentlemen' lifted him ap and saved bis life. An "Orphan Home," a bnnch institu tion of the noted Philadelphia Lincoln in stitute, will probsbly be locsted at Sioux Fslls at no distant day. The place will be named "Meade farm," In honor of Gen. Geo. G. Meade, who took especial enterest in the founding ot the inatitn tion. The proceeds of the dance in aid of Mn. Kelly are espcted, when all the re turns are in, to amount te between $400 and $500. O.f this amonnt over jlOO ia cash has already been collected. Luge numbers of tickets were sold at all the stations on the line, one gentlemen at Bismarck buying twenty-five for sympa thy's sake. The act of June 15 last, regarding hsaw steads, is declared to be all that it im plies, or, in other words, to permit all homestead entries made prior to that date to be proved up on even though a contest has been commenced or the claim abandoned. In other words. $ 1.25 pays for the land—less the filing fees. The Pantagraph trnthftlly says the law is an injustice, as it permits a fraud on the government. Nearly every claim to which it will be applied was instituted with no bona fide intention with com plying with the law, and now these per sons who attempted to get land by evad ing the spirit of the homestead act are allowed to come in and legally gobble something to which they never had a moral right The Crawfordsville Star, a leading dem ocratic paper of that city, haa the follow ing to offer concerning our friend Dickey: "Alfied Dickey has gone to Dakota on a business tnp, snd will not likely be heme in time to vote for "Garfield and glory." The Republicans of Montgom ery county in a large measure owe their unexpected success jte the superior man agement of Mr. Dickey. He don't take much credit on himself bat he did a great deal more than some others who claim to have prepared the baar for the funeral.", The Press and Dakotiaa the forthcoming report of the of the interior will be fhvomMe te the 'Northern Pacific railroad. Since the re port of the special commissioeen on the acceptance of the one hundred miles te the Missouri, approved by presidsat Hayes just before he went away, fifty miles more have been built on the eastern end and fifty on the western end in Wash ington territory te the confluence of the Columbia and Snake riven. By Hew Year's, it is believed, it will completed to the Yellowstone, and be entirely finished in two years- PERSONAL. John McLean, of Bi—arch, waa if th^,:v" city last Friday. Mr. Ott aad Tsey Khws went te flnal Rapids last Sstorday moreieg. A." James Lees weot te St. Panl lest TWil day- He will be heck ia time to vols. Mr. Elans hw ooMMasei fentig a staae fboedation for 4 san 11 'J a piiniH*fi» en gine to be used in prspaliisfkis mill during se inflow In justice to Mr. Geo. TSUM, a "f\ I" -3 we" sire to state that Mr. MiUs' ed in the people's ticket at the beet of eir columns instead of Mr.Veaaem's, the reg ular nominee The Cam was the saae es hed been eead ia printing Mr. Mitts* sleet ion ticheta, and we (bag* te ehaage the type.