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The Evening "\viscousin Interviews Eon. E. P. WoUs, "Who Gives a Few Facts and i?igurc3 to i-'eecl tlio Hungry multitude Who Stand With Open ivXoiitii tirni all Ears to Hoar ox' the 'Woader- tul Transformation of I-lortli Dakota in Cities. Arrival of JCr. Hashes, the Advance A rent Of the Wealthy Engllahman Who Owns Over Sixty Thousand Acres of Dakota's Productive •oil, Who Is Interviewed by an Alert Beporter, and Who Furnishes Some Very in teresting JCatter. •beep Raising to be One of the Leading In dustries of North Dakota at No Dis tant Day Conclusively Shown by the Following Carefully Pre pared Statement by a Gen tleman Who Proposes to Embark in the Business Quite Extensively This Sea- Tha Banana Belt. The following extracts taken from the Evening Wisconsin's interview "with the Boa. £. P. Wells, contain interesting points for everyone: Reporter.—Will you tell me if the facts bear out the published reports of the won derful development of that territory? Mr. Wells.—Tlu-ee years ago there were north of the 46th pareilel in Dakota 200 miles of completed railroad, four weekly newspapers,. two national and three pri vate banks, and a total population of be tween fifteen and twenty thousand. Now within the same bounds tlicro are 800 miles of railroad, six daily and 24 weekly newspapers, nine national and some 16 private banks, and a population, I think it safe to say, of eighty thousand. Rep.—Of what nationality are the set tlers'chiefly? JVIr. W.—In the lied River Valley about one-half are American bora, the foreign half being quite largely Scandinavian The James liiver Valley is settled almost wholly by American born, largely from the older western states. There are no Swedes and Norwegians, but'a good many Germans. Wisconsin lias contributed largely to the population of North Dakota. Dalrymple is an old Wisconsin man, so are Van Dusen, ol the Troy farm, and Blcole, of Jlutovillo, Anton Klaus, former ly of Green 15ay, bought four "years ago Jialf the present, site of .Jaincuto\vn for $11 an acre, and has seen it advance since that time to from i?2.00 to $750 a lot, or at the rata of £3,000 an aors lor the best lots liep.—Is a large immigration into Da kota anticipated during lbbi.' Mr. W.—Unless all signs fail it will be onprcedented. Letters of inquiry aro pouring in from all parts of the country and from abroad. The fame of our great eropa has spread over the world, and we •hall have this year accessions to our pop tlatioa from every state in tnc globe. Xven Kansas, Nebraska and Texas have )Md several parties in Dakota during the pest few months, making locations for colonies that will migrate this year. Bep.—Do you have a great snow fall in Xorth DakotaT Mr. W—The entire fall for a winter will average under rather than over IS inches. There is usually no snow until after the .holidays. The weather from December lit to March 15th is generally clear, bright and told, sometimes very cold, but our grain is in the ground as early as in Wis consin. The summers are hot and forcing. The past winter has been mild and even warm—open doors and windows being no uncommon sight. Hep.—What are the chief towns Of Northern Dakota? Mr. W.—largo, Jamestown and Grand Forks have been the most phenomenal in their growth. Fargo has grown in seven years from nothing to a city of over six thousond, with two well supported and ably edited daily papers, gas, electric lights, street railroads and three hotels, cither of which has the capacity nearly as large as the Ncwhall or PJankinton. Business property selling at four and five hundred dollars a front foot. Jamestown, a hundred miles further west, and four j'ears later to start, is fast repeating Fargo's history—a year ago With* population of six hundred, to-day twelve hundred, which will be doubled in side the summer. A daily morning paper, A year old, with steam power presses and full Associated Press franchise and reports two weekly papers, two national and one private bank and two large hotels. One hundred dollars a front loot is not un usual, find nearly two hundred per foot was paid re-?curly for a choice corncr. Rep.— U'rU Dakota be divided this win ter ami Southern Dakotu admitted as a State, in vour opinijnf .Rlr. VV—if the proposition wtre solely to divide jlie territory, the measure would pass.during tlio present session of con congress, and the bill to divide will pass now, unless the democrats fear that the passage of tlio bill for admission. The peopie of all Dakota want division now, cliiei'y because they do not want admission before division. Admission as a whole, would certainly prjvcut any tuture di vision. Rep.—Where will the capital go in ease of division? iir. W.—Its temporary location will de jtend Oh the man uypyintui governor, as trgr^agCTgCT^^^jc-gcgrww^taMigrai^/JsiajCuMiwiUiuawBPai mwi »iruw«j^ofly»utt»JTOMMawB»nopgwoqteaKawHi l.e names the first seat of government. It will undoubtedly be permanently located at Jamestown, as nearest both the geo graphical center and the center of popula-. tion. Hughes Interviewed. Learning that Mr. Hughes, the mana ger and part owner in the Sykes purchase, was in town, the Alert reporter found him at his hotel, and asked him to give us an idea of what they propose to do during the coming season. Reporter—How much land have you in your purchaset Mr. Hughes—21,000 acres In Wells county, 25,000 in La Moure, and eighteen sections in Stutsman. R—How much do yotx propose to break during the seasont Mr. H—We expect to break 5,000 acres with our own teams, and as much mora as we can get team* to do. R—Do you propose to colonize the land with settlers from England, or what is your intentions? M. H—We propose let it to settlers on shares or on contract. R—Will you give leases or rent it from year to year? Mr. H—We will lease it not to exceed three years. It—Is there much talk among the work ing classes about coming to the United States? Mr- H—Yes, sir there is a good deal. A great many have applied to Mr. Bykes, and he gives them informotion. I be lieve Mr. Abington is bringing some over. Mr. Sykes has not sent anybody out. He is coming out himself with a party of six friends to look at the country with a view to investing. They start from Liverpool March 31. The Northern Pacific has an agent at Liverpool. li—Is there discontent among the working classes there? Mr. H—There will be a large emmigra tion from England this year. li—Do you think a large part of them will come to Dakota, or will the most of them go to Manitoba? Mr. II—Dakota has a good reputatioa in England, and I think she will get her share of the immigration. 11—Did you hear much talk about com ing to-the United States? Mr. II—I think the people of England all know about Dakota, and are very much interested in it, and I have no doubt if Mr. Sykes' scheme is a success, it wil attract many people here, as he is a well known man in England. li—Where do you propose to commence operations—north or south? Mr. II—North. li—How many men and teams do you think you will employ? Mr. 11—About forty perhaps more. II—Did you bring men with you to work your land? Mr. II—No, sir we propose to hire them here. Mr. Sykes has had numerous applications from people who wish to come out but he docs not wish to make a business of bringing men out. It—Have you any eneoura'gement that your lands will have an outlet to market? Mr. II—We hope to have a road through our tract the coming summer. We have every reason to believe that before we have any grain to ship we will have an outlet to market. [Mr. Hughes hare exhibited a map showing tha line of the survey of the Mouse Kivar branch, passing through the east end of tract.] K—What will you do in the way of put ting up buildingsf Mr. H—We ara going to put soma barns up as soon as possible^ and expect to ex pend a large amount of mosey. R—Is it your purpose to put up an elevatort Mr. II—We shall, as soon as the road is built so as to get material easily. With this the reporter bid Mr. Hughes good night, thanking him for the infor mation given. Sheep Raising. There being quite an interest manifest ed by many people in this section on the subject of raising sheep and it having been reported that twelve sections of land north of Jamestown had been sold to a company who would engage in this in dustry, the Alert inquired into the mat ter and found that the gentleman inter ested in this transaction were Messrs. B. S. Russell, S. J. J. Brown and Mr. Walk er, the contractor. They have bargained for a dozen sections of laud about twelve miles northwest of Jamestown, and will start out this spring with one thousand sheep which they will buy in Kansas and Nebraska. Those who have tried shsep raising in North Dakota have invariably met with success and profit, and these gentleman being shrewd business men are not likely to go into anything without first diligently inquiring into it. Should sheep raising become general all of our fouj£h land would at once becomc desira ble and valuable and our wool interests would compete with our grain interests for the supremacy. Mr. Brown has kind ly furnished the Alert with the estimates of expenditures and receipts from a sheep rauchc for the first live years. The land for the purpose can now be bought for three dollars per acre and the allowance of fifty per cent increase iu value in rive years is low. The allowance of eighty per cent increase in sheep each year is al so low, as the increase of lambs each year will run from ninety to one liuudred per cent. Mr. lirown's figures are as fol lows: Expense of sheep ranehc for five year3:— One thourand sheep at each 83,000 Twelve sections, or 7,tb0 acres of land at $3 per acre 23,040 First year, two herders at $500 1,S00 Sewwi year, three herders at $500.. 1,50V kit VOL 4. JAMESTOWN, STUTSMAN COUNTY, D. T., FRIDAY, MARCH 10,1882 Third year, four herders at $500.... 2,000 Fourth year, live herders at $500... 2,500 1 ix'tli year, six herders at $500 3,000 Four thousand tons bay at $1.50 per ton 6,000 Barns for sheep 5,000 Two ponies for herding 150 Incidentals 4,000 Total expense $51,190 Allowing eighty per cent increase:— First year, 1,000 1,800 Second year, 1,800 3,240 Third year, 3,240 5,832 Fourth year, 6,832 10,497 Fifth year, 10,497 18,894 A fleece from each sheep at #1.29 each year #50,328 Value of land 23,040 Sheep barns 6,000 Increase in value of land, fifty per Cent..... 11,620 Two ponies. 150 •t $3 each, 14,394 sheep 60,682 Total...... Expense ..#146,720 ,. 61,190 Total profit.. #95,530 Splritwood Splinters Monday was passed in preparations for a fishing excursion to Spiritwood lake. Tuesday, at 12 o'clock, a party consisting of H. Mattison, G. Hambley, A. Rorber son, G. Elliott and myself, with our four horse team, swept around the Market Square, down Salsbury avenue and head ed northwestward. After a rapid spin across the prairie we arrived at Mr. Gray's residence, where wc received a warm welcome from Mr. Caulking. After sta bling our horses we proceeded to the lake, where we had very good luck as fisher men. About five o'clock Mr. Hambley, who acted as cook for our party, left the field of fish to prepare tea, and with the help of Mr. Mattison, spread as good a table as could be desired. Mr. Caulking and Mr. Marony accepted our invitation to take tea with us, and enjoyed our eat ables very much. After tea we had a concert, with the following programme: Instrumental music, (violin) Messrs. Caulking and Marony Comic song, Ar thur liobcrson Music, Caulking and Ma rony Comic song, "Paddy's Auld Leath er Lirceches," G. Eliiott Music, (violin) G. Hambley Comic song, Mr. Caulking Speech, II. Mattison Music, Messrs. Caulking and Marony Anecdote, G. El liott Comic song, A. lioberson Anec dote, G. Hambley Music, Caulking and Marony Anecdote of a snake, A. liober son Song, "Auld Lang Syne," G. Elliott and A. lioberson. Our entertainment closed and we retired. After a few hours' i'epo.ie we arose ready for the day's sport. We were on tlio fishing grounds as soon sit was light enough to see to fish. We •had a good catch, not getting any very largo fish—the largest not weighing over 20 pounds. Mr. Caulking and Marony joined us in the afternoon and after a few more hours fishing we pulled up stakes and started home, all feeling plcasad with Mr. Caulking's reception and think ing hiinthe most genial of hosts. H. Hambly. Spiritwood, March, 4, 1882. Early Seeding. At the present time there is much con trovcrsy as to the merits of early and late seeding and each time has its strong ad vocates, as reports come in from different sections where seeding is going-on. The defenders of early seeding maintain that the seed does not hurt and much work is put through which must necessarily be done, if is put off, at a time when everything is in a hurry. The friads of late seeding say that the wheat does not start but little if any sooner than that sowed a month later. Much of the seed grain is hurt gnd should it get a set back but a poor crop will be realized. Mr. John Van Deusen, one of the most successful farmers in this country, believes in late seeding. He says that if wheat is put in at any time between the 1st and 25th of April it is soon enough and the grain will sprout and grow without stopping. The result of the crops from early and late seeding will be watched with interest by many and the difference in the two systems carefully noted. The Ekc:ion. A stormy day caused an extremely light vote on the poor house question, and from the returns it would seem that the major ity of those wbo braved the elements to east their votes did not care for a poor house or poor farm. We append the re sult: JAMESTOWN. To raise $10,000: Yes, 3 no, 21. To raise $3,000: Yes, 13 no, 5. ELDltEDGE. Fiftecu votes cast against the poor house. STIIUTWOOD. Cast fourteen nays on both motions and none for. als or. To raise $10,000: Yes, 5 no, 4. To raise $3,000: Yes, 5 no, 2. From tins it would seem that the $10, 000 motion was beaten at every precinct. The $3,0i'0 motion was carried in James town by a small majority, but insufficient to stand oil the opposition at the other precincts, and so wc shall have no poor house this year. Communicated. Eu. Ai£KT:^l was giad to notice your article in yesterday morning's paper, call ing the attention of ^r village author: ities to our danger from fire. It is high time the matter was attended to. Oiw WHO DASCUEB, "TAKE A TUMBLE." That's What the Bismarck Tribune Asks the Alert to Be on the £., II. R. & Iff. Railway (Bag-pipe, Microscopi cal Roar & Mica Railway) Question. The Bill Introduced by Mr. Washburn Re pealing: the Pre-Emptlon Law—Pro ceedings of the County Oom mlsaloMra—Our New ..-Assessor. Our Js my town Neighbor. The JameMown Alert Is 'manifesting poor judgment in its attacks upon Bis marck and the Mouse River railroad com pany. It should not be a cause of jeal ousy to the Alert because our people are determined to baild a railroad through the Mouse river region to Manitoba. There is plenty of room for the Alert man to run another line from his village through that country to any point his fancy may dictate. All that will be nec essary for him to do is to put up the wealth necessary to pay for the improvement. If he is .unable to do that, it should be no ground for meligning Bismarck and her citizens who are successfully pushing the Mouse River and Manitoba enterprise. The trouble with our esteemed contempo rary seems to be jealousy, and he evident ly find* relief from its corroding night mares by kicking at his more successful neighbors. This seems to be the sizo of his malady. Of course the citizens of Bismardk and the officers of the Mouse River railroad care nothing for the Alert's ravings, but the Tribune refers to the matter in the hope that the Alert man will "take a tumble" and cease making "a ass of hisself" for the sake of North Dakota journalism.—Bismarck Tribune. The Alert has no quarrel to pick with Bismarck for building railroads on the contrary, it will welcome such roads as adding to the wealth of North Dakota. We object to the citizens of Bismarck and the Tribune in particular, advertising a railroad project that has no financial backing aud one that every one knows has no more prospect of being built than the Tribune man has of being struck by presidential lightning. For in behalf of North Dakota journalism we object to the extravagant puffing of a $50 stationary and pencil route .when it is plain as day light that the only oqject of such adver tising is the hope of making Bismarck the "fitting out point" for travelers to the Mouse river region, a region wliieh Jamestown can rightfully claim as its own. It is the Tribune man who makes "an ass of himself' in imagining that, by gaseous newspaper pulls, he can make an intelligent public believe it to be their in terest to travel one hundred miles out of thoir way for the privilege of "hoofing it" from Bismarck to the Mouse river by passing through Jamestown they can not only save the one hundred miles but pro ceed ia cars most of the remaining dis tance. The Tribune man in airing his North Pole li. iv. is like a monkey climb ing a pole, the higher he soars the more he exposes his—agility. Repealing- the Pra-Smption Law. Mr. Washburn inti'oduced.the following bill, which provides: The pre-emption laws of the United States relating to the public lands are hereby repealed, provided, however, that such repeal shall not be construed to embrace special statues relating to spe cific reservations or tracts of land, which, to discharge treaty stipulations for other purpose separate and distinct from the general law, are required to be sold for cash to actual settlers or under the pro visions of th# law allowing pre-emptions of the public land*. Bee. 2 That all duly qualified persons who, prior te the date of this act, have in good faith and in compliance with exist ing laws made pre-emption settlements on the public lands subject thereto, shall be entitled to perfect their entries and receive patents under said laws, Sec. 3. That no person who has made, of.shall hereafter make, a homestead en try on the public lands shall be entitled to avail himself of the provisions of sec tion 2,301 of the revised statues of the United States, until he shall have resided upon and cultivated the land embraced in such entry for the full period of eighteen months provided however, that in case of the death of a party who «has made homestead entry, it shall be competent for his successor in interest under the law to make entry under said section at any time thereafter. It is not, properly, anew bill. He intro duced one some time ago to repeal the pre-emption law, which he has since de cided could be modifisd with advantage to the settler. He has, therefore, been in consultation with the land office, and the result is the bill given above, which is really a substitute for his original meas ure. He will let the other go and urge the adoption of this one. The Jamestown and Fargo Accommodation The Alert in the course of conversation with Superintendent llobart last Monday referred to the proposed scheme of put ting on a through night train from Fargo to Bismarck. Mr. Hobai said he raihe: thought that such a train would not be put on this season, as he did not see how the company could well do so, owing to the heavy freight traffic that would prob ably be carried on during the coming season. The Alert then asked if it would not be convenient lor the company to give Jamestown a:i accommodation train to leave Jamestown in the morning at about 8 o'clock, arriving at Fargo about noon, and leaving Fargo for Jamestown about 5 o'clock, arriving here about 10:30. In reply to this question Mr. llobart said: "If the time of leaving and arriving at Jamestown as mentioned will do, 1 will say that such an arrangement caa he t-tvbn t.ii x»iw::\ .-.T 1 made just as well as not, and 1 will prom ise to give the matter attention at once." That such a train would be of great ser vice to Jamestown is apparent. It would not only enable business men of James town to go to Fargo and do their business and return the same day, but would en able many passengers to come to James town who would otherwise be compelled to stay in Fargo until the next morning. It is hoped that the scheme will receive hearty support and encouragement from our business men, in which case we are sure that the Jamestown and Fargo ac commodation will be forthcoming. Proceedlng-s of County Commissioners. Proceedings of Board of County Com missioners, in session at 10 o'clock, a. In., on the 6th day of March A. D. 1882. Full Board present. Minutes of last meetiug read and ap proved. Scott & Huntington presented bond and made application for license to retail liquors for six months from Moreh 1st, 1882. On motion bond approved and license granted. Bills presented and allowed: Pioneer Press Co., order books Co. Supt., $ 4 50 Fargo Republican Co., tax receipts Co. Treas., 40 00 J. J. Nierling, Supt. Schools 23 20 H. B. Bush, boarding paupers.... 39 40 H. B. Bush, .... 36 00 Buck & Mills, clothing for pau pers and oil for court house.... 16 60 Jane Thompson, board and care of pauper in child birth 53 00 The bill of A. Steinbach for $7.50 called up and on motion not allowed. Petition of A. J. Seiler F. A. Corley, E. J. Heath and others presented, accom paried by affidavit of publication, asking for a road and bridge in tp. 137, r. 63. Also, one from N. D. Fanning, J. C. Long and others, with affidavit of publi cation, asking for a road and bridge in tp. 138, r. 62 and tp 138, 63. On motion petition received and J. J, Nierling, J. A. Moore and W. W. Morgan appointed viewers, to meet on March 15, 1882, with the county surveyor, view the routes petitioned for and report to the board at tlieir next meeting. Application for assistance by Mrs. E. Barlow on motion laid over. The claim of John Morrison called up and acted on by items: Amount of claim, $195. O11 motion the clerk ordered to draw an order in favor of John Morrison for $77.50, the acceptance of which shall be a waiver of all claims of said Morrison in the Mur phy case. John J. Nichols tendered to the board his resignation as count}- assessor under date of Feb. 3, to take immediate effect. On motion the resignation of John J. Nichols as county assessor accepted. O11 motion the board adjourned to meej at 2 o'clock p, m. on the 8th day of March, A. D. 18S2. Geo. W. Yexxu.m, Co. Clerk. Proceedings of the board of county commissioners in session at 2 o'clock p.m. on the 8th day of March, A. D. 1882. Full board present. Minutes of last meeting read and ap proved. On motion the following named persons were allowed fees as judges of election: ALSOF FKECINCT. James Dunn $5 80 Frances Lovett 2 00 Alex. Bush 2 00 John Queen 2 00 J. H. Smith 2 00 JAMESTOWN PRECINCT. Thomas S.Collins 2 00 Wm. Clark 2 00 Lewis Lyon 2 00 L) B. Miner 2 00 J. J. Nierling 2 00 ELDRIDGH PKEC1KCT. F. E. Jones 4 70 Z. W.Ashley 2 00 2 00 2 00 2 00 Henry Vessey R. R. Griffing Jerry Collins SPUUTWOOD PKEC1NCT, Charles Morron 5 30 Henry Mattison 2 00 W. II. Tilden 2 00 George Hambly 2 00 James N. Arbuckle 2 00 BILLS ALLOWED. R. A. Bill, taking testimony in case Wachler, $2.50. Mrs. E. Barlow, county poor, $15. On motion the county attorney was in structed to proceed against the father of the bastard child of Arrimanda Funk to recover the sum of $53 paid for services rendered at the birtli of said child. On motion James Broughton was al lowed county order of $1.50, remittance of poll tax erroneiously assessed. On motion Arthur W. Porter was ap pointed county assessor to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of John J. Nichols. On motion the board adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock a. m., April 3, 18i2. Ceo. W. Vessu.m, County Clerk. TThat to Bring. As many people bound for North Da kota will soon bo getting ready to start and as man}- of them will bring a carload of goods with theui it may be well to speak of those articles best, calculated to be of use here. he experience of some who arrived last year was that it would have been better to have sold many of the articles they brought as they cither were not needed here or were not of the right kind, (stock is of course necessary aud can ba brought through cheaper than it can be bought here. Furniture can be purchased here at reasonable prices and it does not pay to fill up a car with bulky furniture which is not V' 2m and can be sold readily for enough to buy a sufficient quantity here and thus save freight. Farm machinery should be brought if it is of the right kind but here is where many make a blunder, for the machinery which is used in Michigan, Illinois or Wisconsin is no} at all times adapted to farming here, and people find out after their arrival that they have paid freight on goods which they cannot use and are not worth anything.. Therefore, it stands every person coming to North Dakota well in hand to exercise care ia loading their cars and see to it that they do not bring articles which are useless here and could be sold for something be fore starting. The Storm. The severest storm of the season set in Saturday morning and though it was not cold and but little snow fell at first but by night it was falling briskly and the wind was blowing, hard. Saturday night it in creased in volume and all day Sunday the snow fell and wind blew as it had not done before this winter. Sunday night the show stopped falling and Monday morning it was clear but cold and the snow flying about. The storm was the worst experienced here this winter but the snow will do the wheat crop much good and it is far better to have it come now than later in tha month when it might have found people on their claims who were not prepared for it. Trams on the railroad were compelled to stop for the time but were again running yester day and it is not anticipated that a block ade of any extent will result from the snow. Machinery Hall and Elevator. Mr. S. J. J. Brown informs the Aler that the proposed machinery hall will be erected at once, and that a 60,000 bushel elevator will be ready in time to receive this year's crop. Both these buildings will be put up near the side track which is being graded now. Some 400 feet of track will be laid at present. The plan of the elevator is new and possesses many advantages over the old style. Teams can drive into it and the grain is cleaned by a blast in place of fanning mills. Franklin Brown has associated with him in this enterprise A. H. Miller of Chicago, who will arrive here by the first of April. W understand that their lumber has al ready been contracted for and will arrive soon. A Close Call. Burt Grow, night clerk at the Dakota House, discovered the smell of smoke in the kitchen a jout 12 o'clock Friday night, and upon investigate found smoke is suing from the base of the range. Secur ing help an investigation was made, and the range moved when the cause was dis covered. The range had been placed on the floor, and without a brick foundation, consequently these boards had become dry, and had at last caught fire. The fiames was quickly put out, but had burned through two thickness of boards and only waited for draft to have spread rapidly. The fortunate discover}- of the fire undoubtedly saved the Dakota House, and perhaps a large portion of the south side of town. Our New Assessor. At the meeting of the board of county commissioners yesterday morning Mr. Ar thur W. Porter was appointed assessor of Stutsman county to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John J. Nichols. Mr. Nichols, who has filled the position for the past few years, retires from office with a record to be proud of and his resignation will be generally re gretted, Mr. Porter, who now assumes the duties of that office, is a young man of superior intelligence, is one of our leading business men and a member of the popu lar firm of Porter & Roper, dealers in lumber and farm machinery. The people have every reason to believe that in Mr. Porter they will find an honest and effi cient officer. Jamestown Roller XXillB. The following letter from Milwaukee to Klaes, Fox & Co proves that our James town fiour is getting a fooothold outside of Dakota: Milwaukee, March 4, 1882 Messes. Klaus, Fox & Co.,Jamestown. Gentlemen—We had several inquiries for your Belle of Jamestown, also of your Golden Northwest. Please let us know if you can ship to this market the Belle of Jamestown and Golden Northwest. Please answer at once. Respectfully. Fkoedtekt Bkos. An Efficient Official. All day yesterday Supt. Hobart, of the Dakota division of the N. P., was busy in the Jamestown jards bringing order out of chaos, clearing the tracks of snow and starting the trains out. Mr. Hobart on occasions like this personally takes a hand in the work, and knows just where to put ia the most telling blows. The Dakota division is well managed thanks to an effl cicnt of-ficial. Confidence in Jarses River Oh Saturday last S. K. McGinnis receiv ed a telegram from a gehtleman in Penn sylvania,, requesting him to purchase two sections of land and that he had forwarded the money for that purpose. This gen tleman has never seen Dakota, but evi dently lias faith in the James River Val ley. and wantsJd "catch on" before land gets to be fifty dollars per acre. The Commercial Hotel. Mr. S. A. iShain has opened his new hotel on Fourth avenue under .the above name, and is now ready to accommodate regular and transient guests. The house is newly furnished and has a large barn in connection with the house. Mr. Kh*in is an old hotel man and will take a fro a rank among Jamestown's hotql propria tors, iiQlAertT y£/M .JfPp}** ,7f l'-2 ^i'V# 0 3 SWEET SISTER- JL Did Ton Hear That the XKilwaakea Paul Company Have Decided to Bnild a-Boad to Jam—town. Thus Affording a Short Zine toOhloacof Thomas J. Brady, of Star Ronto Pame, in the Sam oTTwonty Thousand Dol^ lars—Discharged Dotootiv Driving Them Homo Jeasi* Janea. "Here la Good Hows.*^ I'? Bt. Paul, March 9.—Tha Milwaukee A St. Paul railroad decided to build a rail- A road from Defiance, on the Conncil Btaff line, to Jamestown, Dak., 450 milet. Work will be begun this season. It will afford a short line between the Jim river valley, below Jamestown, and Chicago. i£ Condlt Caught. Newark, N. J., March 9.—S. 2T. Condit of the Merchants National bank, was ar rested to-day, on a civil suit brought up by Receiver Frelinghnysen. Bail was fixed at $250,000. The charge is that Condit had a knowledge of the situation of the bank and concealed it from the di rectors, that the loss of the bank was fully $700,000, and that he personally profited by the concealment. Driving Them Home. Fort Assinaboine, March 9—Gen. Ragsr ordered seven companies of troops, fonr hundred men, under Capt. Norwood, to the Milk River where deputy U. S. Mar shal Healy and two assistants are held aa prisoners by half-breed smugglers and Crees. The troops have orders to rescue Healy and drive the half-breeds and Crees into British possessions whence they came. It is feared, however, that Healy will ba butchered before this can be done. Discharged Detectives. Philadelphia, March 9.—By order of Mayor King, the detective department of Feiladelphia is abolished, and detectives Levi Calhoun and Hans Leer will be re tamed as special officers. Chief Detective Tyron and others complain that they hare not been afforded a hearing by which they could defend themselves from tha charges publicly made. Rapidly Rising, Memphis, March 9—The liver this morning at 7 o'clock reached thirty-six feet one inch on the gauge, a rise of two inches since yesterday afternoon, caused doubtless by rain. It rained all day yes terday and last night. To-day it is regu lar March weather. A strong wind ia blowing from the south causing wavea to form in the river which may piova dangerous. Star Route Cases. Washington, March 9—The star route cases came up in the criminal court to-day for the purpose of blowing defendants to give bail. Judge Wiley fixed bail, Thos. J. Brady at twenty thousand dollars, which has not been furnished yet. Action on cases of S. W. and J. W. Doney, and others deferred till to-morrow. Come To Dakota. Milwaukee, March 9.—The most severe storm of the season prevailed here this afternoon and night and will cause a great delay to trains all through the Northwest, if not absolute blockade. Wind reached at times a velocity of forty-four miles per hour. BafHtlia. }S A Later Account. ti: Helena, Mon., March 9.—The United States marshal! has received a dispatch, dated the 3rd, from his deputy, Jno. Hea ly, stating that he is a prisoner among the half-breeds and Indians in their camp on 4 Milk river. The countiy is full of smug glers and ellecit distillers, and he had ar rested sixty of the leading men and cap tured $30 worth of robes when the Indiana _• captured his outfit. He asks for assist ance from Fort Assinaboine. Atkins has directed aid to be sent. Later information is that General Ruger, com mandant at Fort Assinaboine, has ordered seven companies of infantry and cavalry to bring400 men under Captain Narwood to the scene of the trouble, with instruc tions to help Healy and drive the half breeds back into the British territoiy whence they came it is found. Healy and his compaions may be butchered before the troops arrive. Madrid, March 9—Considerable sensa tion is caused by the report that Don Car los has abdicated his claims to the throne -M in favor of his infant son. Defined Action. Washington, March 9—The committee on appropriations defined actions until Monday upon the question of additional f' appropriations for the sufferers by the overflow of the Mississippi Valley. Probady a lit. Kansas City, March 9—it Is reported that Jesse James with a companion were surrounded by officers in a cottage in Kan sas. James killed seven officers HI wounded three and was him—if wounded. RmbwalSr. St. Pan!, March 9—W. F. T. Ttevorfcas been arrested on warrant sworn oat by W. H. Sigier charging him with nmlwin ment. It is understood that nthrr rhii|H are to be preferred which will aauvalte frost three to five