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f» $*»«• EH* \T pfj'-yi ii ***. ?T9t? -. •. *«l £1 I A /,L r- J. V- *t VOL 4. /a THE LOCAL r,J(JND Sm 18 \t UP. BtlU Onward is tlio T."a,tchword of Our Thriving Town and Country—So Let Xt Ever Be. Grand Oonabination of Railroad Mag nate* and American and For eign Capitalists. What a Disinterested Witness Testifies of the Value, Growth and Devel opment of oar Country. From a Disinterested Standpoint. The editor of the Lansing, Mich., Jour nal who has been here lor several weeks, gives his views lo his readers in his cor respondence, from which we extract the following. We do it for the edification of the Alert readers who may be some what skeptical in their views and belief of. papers published here. It must be remembered that this gentleman writes, not only from a disinterested standpoint, but for the information of iiis old pa trons back in the stale of Michigan, with whom he has been associated for a great many years, whom he could not afford to deceive even 'if he were so inclined. After leaving Fargo* he pro ceeds, with a prelimiary comparison be tween the Red ltiver and the James River Valleys, to the consideration of Jamestown as follows: The weather this spring abundantly justifies the position which the careful readers of the Journal will rememner that I have always taken, that the James luver Valley, on account of being some what low and level, is not as favorable to farming as the lames River Valley. The land in the Red River Valley is first class but floods are liable to delay seed ing. The river thaws at the wrong end first. If the river ran south the Red River .Valley would be the best country in the Northwest. The James River Valley has also a most excellent soil and the surface is gently unduiating, so that the water runs off and permits seeding at the proper time. The James river never overflows the country north of Grand Rapids. I cannot speak from personal knowledge of that part south of there. But I understand it does not there. Jariestowns is enjoying the most grat ifying prosperity. There is great ac tivity in business and building. I think the number of buildings has doubled since last fall and presume the popula tion has. The principal buildings now being ?re.?j. are a UP» ar f» ?l #4" "•f-" three story brick bank building for the James River Valley Ka lonmir. ^)aD'£. which is said will cost 920,000, and is to be lirst class in ever}' particular a fine three story brick build log for the First National bank of .fami s town, which is also to be a first class building two brick business buildings Hon. E. Wells, and one by Mr. Bennett a large double building, three stories, by Hon. S. K. McGmms: the new brick bank building by Messrs. Lloyd, for their bank, the postoflice, other of fices, etc., besides many single stores and business. The Lloyds are building two fine residences, Mr. Klaus JJ buid.ng a fine house, Mr.Hcwitt, Judge Ott,Mr. Curtin and Wm. C. White are building fine residences. Many other dwellings are being put up in all parts of the town. A Catholic church is go ing the foundation being now laid. The court house costing $30,000 is also to be built this season. Real estate as advanced since last fall in price from 200 to 300 per cent, It would require col umns to enumerate the striking bar gains that have been made, but I will give a few samples: Mr. R. M. Wins low bought ten lots last fall for $3,500. the purchaser soon after sold a half in terest in the same for $5,000, when Mr. Wwslow offered him $7,500 for the other half, which was refused. Four lots were bought two years ago. for $120. They sold to Mr. Lloyd a few days ago for $2,400. Last fall I was offered two lots for $1,000, and gave Several Lansing friends the chancc to buy them They are now worth it. This is the way the real estate business goes on in James town. The Northern Pacific road has located its shops here which will employ 500or 600 men, and add 1,500 or 2,000 to the population within the year. They have ordered #150,006 worth of machinery There seems to be as good promise that Jamestown will again double her population and the price of her real es tate in the next year as it has in the iast year. It is conceded by all that it the handsomest town in Dakota. Its location is beautiful it has in telligent and cultivated people it is sur rounded by a most beautifnl and fertile country its railroad facilities are excel lent snd arc sure to increase. It has the best and purest water, and it has an ac tive, energetic, enterprising people with push, brains, capital, and determination to make Jamestown the best and hand somest town in Dakota. Our Distinguished Visitors. Bunday afternoon the following party of gentlemen distinguished in financial and railroad circles arrived in Jamestown by special train and remained until yes terday afternoon: H. \ilhird, president, T. Hobart, Supt. Dakota divison Geo. N. Sims, assistant vice president A Mitchell,chief engineer Jl. Haupt. gen eral manager Mr. Windsor, of the land department, and a party of six German bankers and capitalists the "Selignian bankers of New York City. Messrs. A. W. Bell and James Pillon were the con ductors. Notice of their coming was re ceived by telegraph, and upon their arri val buggies were at the depot ready to conduct them about the town and coun tiy, of which they made a survey in the evening and next morning attended by prominent citizens of our town. The Alert learns that they were well pleased with their reception and with the town and country. Our enterprising business men can entertain visitors as royally as any people in the country and they did it on this occasion. •till Onward. After the rest and quiet of Sunday, busi ness in town resumed with increased vigor. ^The arrival of railroad magnates on busi ness directly affecting the town gave a new impetus to our already booming business, and the demand for lots and lands Improved likewise. It is evident Jfetf tfee BOO0 of JfmeptowBbM sot ooly feMv^r^ V* /,/ l-v ./ A «, 2* nut spent its force but has not yet readied its climax. It has passed the point where new towns usually brought to a stand still or commuuce a decline, and has en tered upon the second and permanent stage ot prosperity and advancement. Tbe future ot Jamestown is now assured, and nothing, except some improbable ca lamity, can even retard its progress. That in three years from now it will be a city of five thousand inhabitants, is not an ex travagant estimate, but rather an under estimate, judging from the past and con sidering tlu sure enterprises of the future. The splendid farm houses and barns that dot the prairie on all sides of town and every month are becoming thicker and extending further out are evidences of the faith of the agriculturist in the James ltiver Valley, as do tbe costly dwellings and elegant business houses tnat are be ing built evidence the faith of the busi ness men and capitalists in the future of Jamestown. We have in the country and town the energy, the capital and the en terprise to develop them both, and these three elements of prosperity, with more natural advantages than any other coun try in the world, insure a future beyond the most sanguine anticipations of even our own people. The Northern Pacific. G. K. Barnes, general passenger and ticket of agent the Northern Pacific, has issued a folded circular setting forth the beauties of the country along the route of this railroad and advantages of traveling over the road are enumerated as follows: Carries 150 pounds of baggage free on each full ticket. Its rates are always as low as the low est. Is the pioneer route to Fargo, Bis marck, the Yellowstone, Missouri river and Montana. It runs two through express trains daily each way. All passenger trains are equipped with the Westiughouse air brake and Miller platform. Its track is all steel rail, its road-bed solid, which permits the greatest speed with perfect safety. It takes you through the greatest wheat fields of America, an avenue of inexhaus tible wealth. Its entire trains run through without change, St. Paul to Bismarck. Its line extends entirely across Minne sota and Dakota, into "Montana, a dis tance of 820 miles from St. Paul. It makes stage connections at Miles city for points on tbe Yellowstone. It runs Pubnian sleeping cars between St. Paul and Bismarck, and Duluth and Fargo, and parlor cbair cars between St. Paul and Fargo. It runs Pullman sleeping cars and on all night trains. These sleepers are new, of the latest style' and first-class in every appointment. It runs uo emigrant trains or cars, hold ers of emigrant tickets being carried on regular express trains, in clean, neat, sec ond-class cars with cushioned seats. Passengers who go over the North Pa cific receive nil the accommodations of modern railway travel, and are always pleased. The sportsman has also this bill of fare presented for his delectation: While the sportsman cannot go amiss in finding an abundance of game and tosh anywhere on the entire line of this road, there are locations in which certain vari eties of either abound in greater quanti ties and are more easily obtained. In the limited space afforded we would suggest as the most satisfactory places for gome as follows: For deer and bear—Brainerd, Aiken, Verndale, Wadena. Detroit, Battle Lake, Minnesota Little Missouri, Dakota Glen dive and Miles City, Montana. For antelope—Anywhere between Man dan, Dakota, and Miles City, Montana. For buffalo—Little Missouri, Dakota Glendive, Miles City, and Billings, Mon tana. For prairie dogs—Anywhere between Mandan and Glendive. For ducks, prairie chickens* grouse, plover, etc.—Go to any station between Little Falls, Minnesota, and Bismarck, Dakota, and they will be found in plenti •ul, sfTpply, especially in the lake regions of Minnesota and vicinity of Bismarck. For geese, brant, etc.—Jamestown, Steele and Bismarck. For bass, pickerel, muscalonge, pike, perch, catfish.—Go to Brainerd, Deer wood, Lylvan Lake, Gull River, Detroit, Battle Lake, Clitlierall, Lake Park, Spir itwood, Jamestown and Bismarck. For trout and wlntcfish—Go to Duluth. For brook trout—Go to Miles City, Bil lings^and west. Booming Dakota. The new town of Elleudale, down in Dickey county, is an illustration of how like niagic new towns spring up out in this land that is becoming famed in speech and in song all over the world. On the 25th of April, six weeks ago, Elleudale was opened up to settlement and the first lot was sold. Majr 1st the first building was erected and one month later there were three grocery stores, two dry goods and grocer ies, two hardware, two saloons, one drug store, three hotels, one livery, a bank and a newspaper, the first number of which, the Dickey County Leader, is upon our table and is a handsome and lively paper. This is not an isolated in stance, but one that has been and is being repeated in- various other localities in this territory. Talk about your enterprises and go-alicad-a-tive-ness in the states! You no more compare with that of Dako ta than the speed of a canal boat compares with that of a lightning express train. Jamestown started up with the same vim and is keeping it up right along, year af ter year. Other towns and cities in the territory, notably among which is Fargo, have done the same thing. Dakota chal lenges the world in any enterprise of growth and development, and in its re turns on investments. Money is plenty: labor i-i in de.nand, and a large wheat crop is almost sure. The convention of the American Medil ical Association which met at St. Pau Monday' is somewhat noted in its charac ter, its'nicnibers representing the highest talent of the profession, have met for a mutual exchange of ideas and scientific investigation which they have individual ly and personally made. These associa tions, be they of whatever profession or trade they may, are matters of very great importance in the way of diffusing knowl edge of the trade or profession. In this day of rapid advancement in all the arts and sciences one cannot afford to deny himself the advantages of these associa tions. They certainly made a good selec tion of place when they appointed their meeting at the beautiful city of St. Paul which in many respects is without a peer in America, and this convention will af ford the medical profession who assemble there a profitable and pleasant meet iig. The St. Paul people are putting on their cleverest in entertaining the distin ished body of medical men, and in pxak* their stay pleasant. THE NEWS CRUISE. For PicniD Pleasure and Finny Tribe Trea sure Spiritwood Lake will be. Attraction to James town People. an The Texas Fony Brigade makes a Grand Straat Parade and Pedestrians Keep Shy of the Great Equestrians. Telegraph Flashes and Various Pen Sash* es of Xtems General and Local Gathered by the Alert Reporters. I Official.! Proceedings of Board of County Commis* Bionere, In session at 10 o'clock a. m., on the 6th day of June, A. D. 1882. Present—Hendricks and JVloran. Mr. Hendricks 111 the cliair. Minutes of last meeting were read and approved. On motion the following bills were read and allowed: Fargo Argus, making tax dupli cates $ 26 00 North Dakota Capital, envelopes, etc John J. Roper, fees as coroner's juror T. F. Branch, surveying T. F. Branch, examining bridge sites and making plans P. Aubertin, team one day and services on bridges Road order No. 138, district No 2, cancelled and county order is sued GEO. W. VENNC.M, Count}' Clerk. Pony Exercise. Our towu looked very much like it had been taken possession of by a cavalry bri gade yesterday evening—that is, it would appear so to a stranger—but the eques trian display was on account of our own citizens haying purchased ponies during the day and were out trying their tracta bility and" speed. Those who haye not obtained a Texas pony have to grin and bear their destitution, but are permitted to stand on the sidewalk and watch their more fortunate friends ride by with that air and feeling of triumph which nc "W *'"t'"""T,n"*-^ ^^-^.-....-^-p..,. -r--n'l|. n'nj, ... rni'in ^-r----^-rjllr .••*,, ", "2P* ». 1 23 50 3 20 12 00 On motion the contract for repairing three bridges was awarded to A. McKech nic, the work to be completed by August 1st next, the Main street bridge iu James town to be the first one repaired. The County Superintendent reported that he had set oil, to be known as .School District No io, all sections from 1 to 18, inclusive, in township 140, range 63. On motion the report was accepted and approved. On motion board adjourned till 10 o'clock a. m., June 10th, 1882. czc can ever assume except he is the posses sor of and astride a Texas pony. See the Wejllngtonian horseback attitude they put on, sitting up so straight they leaa Da 3k, and the semi-circular line they describe when the pony suddenly stops and the riders go on reaching the ground in a position of reversed perpendicularity. We shall call at the coroner's office early in the morning and obtain a list of those who are not a success in riding a Texas pony. As a matter of convenience and to insure publication in the next issue of the Alert, we request those who intend taking these evening rides to report their names, ages, and to whom their estates are devised, so that we can write up their obituaries and have them ready for an emergency. The pomes are well broke, but some of the riders are not. A Picnic Retreat. Out about fifteen miles from Jamestown is Spiritwood lake, surrounded by trees and in the clear waters of which fish of several kinds abound. The road to that place is always good and the drive is a pleasant one, of from an hour and a half to two uours or longer as the load,team or driver may suggest. No countiy in the world can cxcel our wagon roads, which arc solid and level without either ruts or sloughs, and even across the prairies away from the regularly traveled road the going either on foot or by team is good. But as to Spiritwood lake, it is a beautiful place for a picnic for parties who want a pleas ant drive and a boat ride and some amuse ment fishing. Messrs. Wallace and Wins low own several sections of land in that vicinity and we learn they intend to build some houses tlieic this summer with a view to furnishing the means of accom modation to picnic, fishing and such other parties as may go out there on pleasure visits. Eldrldge Bqoibs. It is currently reported here that the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway will intersect the Northern Pacific be tween New Minneapolis and Eldridgc, and in consequence thereof land that was selling for $6 and $S per acre three weeks ago has advanced to $15 and $20 per acre, and it is geucrally conceded by old heads that say little and think much, that this section of the country is about to enter upon a career of prospenty heretofore un equaled in the history of the territories. F. E. Jones, assisted by his half brother Isaac Penoyer, has fenced in forty-five acres of pasturage on his stock farm north of here. The funeral of the late Mrs. Flora Lock wood was attended by a large number of friends and acquaintances on Saturday afternoon last'. The ceremonies were con ducted by the Rev. Wm. Huelster and Elder Lawrence. Richard Grilling has got the only buggy in the county that passed safely through the revolutionary war. It is still in a good state of preservation, and with care may last another twenty years. Two men from Chicago, supposed lobe representatives of Jas. R. Keene, were here last week with a view of buying up the growing crops. They offered as nigh as $1.10 per bushel for wheat and 60 cents for oats. When these gentleman were asked how it was that they paid such a high price for Dakota wheat, answered that it was reputed to be the best in the wort), aad worti&galS to t, ^Wf 1 IT JAMESTOWN, STUTSMAN COUNTY, D. T„ Fill DAY, JUNE 9,1882 per bushol than the wheat raised in the Eastern States. Wm. Vessey, Sr., of Sauk Centre, fath er of our live townsman, Henry Vessey, has taken up a large tract of land twelve miles west of here. He intends starting an extensive sheep ranch. The schoolhouse is attended daily by twenty-three scholars, all of whom are coming along nicely under the careful tui tion of Miss Marsh. S. Tj. Glaspell passed through here on Tuesday afternoon at a rapid gait, drawn by two dashing broncho ponies. They were headed for the Black Hills. Richard Johnson returned from Mi ine ap)Iis on the 6th inst., where lie had been buying stock for his bonanza farm. Jamestown do ordain as follows: No owner or keeper of any horse, mule, cattle, swine, sheep, or poultry, shall let the same run at large upon any public street, alley or ^romul. wiihin the village of Jamestown, and any pprson violating any of the provisions of this section shall be liable to have such animal impounded, and for such purpose a pound is created and established within said village of Jamestown, and a pound keeper shoH be appointed by the board of trusiees. Tiieowuerof such animal shall pay to the person who takes and impounds such animal the sum of 80 cciitg for such taking and impounding of such animal, and the sum of 35 cents and reasonable costs of keeping such animal to the pound keeper, and the sum of 35 ceats to lhe treasurer of the village of Jamestown, and the owner of such ani mal shall be liabie to prosecution therefor, and if judgment i« rendered against him therefor shall pay all costs of such prosecution and such animal may be held for all such costs and expenses, to gether with the costs and expenses of impounding as* keeping such animal. ill The following accounts were presented: Account of J. H. Winslow, for lumber ...$185 41 Account of H. B. Chess, hfiuJ.ing dirt 66 10 Account of E. 8. Miller for bury ing six horses 30 00 Moved by L. Lyon that the account of M. Murphy be allowed seconded by J. J. Flint and carried. The account of J. B. Goffinet was al lowed on motion of David Curtin, second ed by L. Lyon. Moved by J. T. Bush that the account of Geo. Purchase be allowed. Motion withdrawn. Moved by L. Lyon that said account be laid on the table until next meeting. D. C. Flint was authorized to obtain blanks for licenses and other necessary business on motion of L. Lyon, seconded by David Curtin. Adjourned to meet Tuesday evening, June 6, at 8 o'clock p. m., at D. Curtin's DEWITT C. FLINT, Village Clerk. The Bisseton Indians. Brown's Valley Register: The ridicul ous and absurd canard is being circulated by several papers that the Indians of the Sisseton reservation were dissatisfied and disposed to make trouble for reason of their annuities expiring in June of this year, and that the millitary were taking necessary precautions to prevent settlers from being killed, etc., when the Ind'ans went on the warpath, by sending addi tional troops and cannons to Fort Sisse ton. The report is ridiculous in the ex treme. The fact of the matter is that in the first place the annuities do not expire until June 30,1883, and it is just as much of a surprise to our neighboring aborig ines to learn of the repoit that they were preparing to massacre the white settlers in and around their reservation, as it would be for one-half of the people of Brown's Valley to learn that the other half were going to wage war against them. The fact that the "grub" issued to the Indians monthly docs not last a ireek shows that they are mainly self-sus taining as far as food goes, the bulk of the annuities being in the shape of cloth ing, work cattle, wagons, farm machine ry, etc., to enable them to support them selves, which a large number of them are doing and will continue to do if left alone. The Massachusetts legislature was pro rogued by the governor. Tlicy were in contention over a salary-grabbing scheme and could not agree upon a day of ad journment so the governor fixed the time for them. Those sedate Puritan solons stimulated from the cup so highly that their last few days sessions was more like a riot than the deliberations of a body of law makers such*as the Bay State would reasonably be supposed to have. The legislature of that state has very often and emphatically set its foot down on in temperance, and their latter davs would seeni to indicate that they had hit u]Kn the plan of drinking the liquor themselves so as to keep it from the common drunk ards whose appetiteJor liquor they have been so long legislating upon. That is what they call "putting down liquor" and no one will dispute that it is calling things by their right names. The Boston press denounces it as & disgrace that de serves anational as well as local rebuke. Jf they had not been too drunk they would likely have passed a joint resolution of gvmpathy and encouragement to tbe p. Week LY RUPERT. [Official.] Proceedings of Village Boardfof Trustees. Jamestown, D. T,, June 5,1882. The Board of Trustees met at 8:30 p.m. J. T. Bush in the chair. Present—J. T. Busli, Lewis Lyon, J. J. Flint and David Curtin. Minutes of last meeting read and ap proved. Ordinance No. 18 received its third reading and passed on motion of L. Lyon, seconded by J. J. Flint. Ordinance No. 16 received its third read ing and passed on motion of J. J. Flint seconded by David Curtin. It is as fol lows: The ^President and Trustees of the Village of Jamestown,doordaiuas follows: Scction I. 30 00 13 00 234 00 The Surveyor and P. Aubertin reported that piles could be used in repairing the bridges, and presented plans and specifi cations. On motion accepted and approved. Bids were received for repairing bridges carried away, as follows: P. Aubertin '. $3,000 00 A. McKechnic 2,200 00 No showman, itinerant person or company, or other person, shall within the village of Jamestown exhibit any circus, menagerie, mu seum, collection' of curiosities, or show of any kind, or hold, exhibit or conduct any theatrical or operatic performance of any kind to which admis sion is gained by the payment of money, without having first obtained a license therefor as herein after provided, and any person found guilty of vi olating any provision of this section shall be pun ished by a tine of not less than five dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars and costs of prose cution. Sec. II. Such license shall be obtained by pay ing to the village treasurer the snm of twenty-live dollars for exhibiting during the whole or a part of a day or evening any circus, caravan or me nagerie and the sum of live dollars for exhibit ing for such time any side show to any circus, or museum or other show not held within any liall or church and the sum of five dollars for exhibit ing during such time aforesaid any theatrical or operatic performance, concert, musical or other cntartainmcnt to bo held in any hall or church. Sec. III. Upon such payment .and presentation villuue trei lie applicant forth the sum paid, the purpose and the liuin- ot the receipt "ot the village treasurer the village clerk shall issue to the applicant a license setting the pur ber of days for which such license is granted: provided, that uo license shall be required when the proceeds of such exhibition or performance shall be exclusively for the benefit or support of any church or any benevolent or charitable object, or for the purpose of popular education or scien tific, moral or literary instruction. Ordinance No. 9, amended to read as follows, received its first and second read ings: The Preeident and Trustees of the Village of ^WwHT'V "f 4 V11 if 11 THE DAY'S CROP. Ground Broken forjthe New Court House— Distinguished Officials From Washington to Make us a Fussing Visit. Secure Your Homes for a Bigger Boom than Ever is Coming—Our Eldrltfge Items and Coun cil Proceedings. The Daily Cruise for Items of News Telegraphic Dispatches and Re portorial Scratches, Here and Everywhere. The Mew Court-House and the -Future. Yesterday morning ground was broke for the foundation of the new court-house, in the north half of block 59, by Mr. E. D. Lathrop, the^contractor. The location is on the highest elevation in town, except perhaps some of the additions that extend up on the bluffs, and is certainly a beau tiful and eligible site. When the beau tiful structure stands complete in all of its magnificence and gorgeous grandeur,it can be seen from every part of town and will first present itself to view from the railroad trains and wagon roads coming into town from all directions. The new court house will be a thing of beauty and a joy of the generations yet to come. It will proclaim to tbe world the enterprise of Jamestown and Stutsman county, and will be remarked and remembered by travelers passing through. Jamestown is already noted by travelers for its unap proachable beauty of location and cleanly appearance. We have yet to see the first person who ever passed through James town that did not distinctly remember and specially remark these characterist ics of the place. Though they could only retain a dim recollection of the general appearance of other towns along the line, they could minutely describe that of Jamestown. Their words are in sub stance as follows: "Yes, I distinctly re member Jamestown. It is in the first valley of the James river, and the pretti est, cleanliest, brightest looking town on the Northern Pacific. On account of the bluffs up to the table lands of the second valley of the river on the east and west sides" you do not see the town till you come riglit on to it, and then you arc so charmed with its appearance that it leaves a lasting and yivid impression upon your mind." The new court-house will be a subject of interest and remark by travel ers, and with a good wheat crop,"which is now almost assured, the car shops, and other projected enterprises, Jamestown will have such a boom as no town in the valley ever witnessed before. In view of these assured facts of the future we think it not extravagant to say that within one year from to-day property will have in creased one hundred per cent in value and the population treoled. Delays Are Expensive. The tide in the affairs of every one which, if taken at the flood, leads to wealth, glory and renown, now is pre sented to those who are within reach of Jamestown. The prices of property here are but nominal as compared with those of Fargo, and there is nothing in the sur roundings and natural advantages of Jamestown but that point to a time not far in the future when property in Tames- town and contiguous farm land in this valley will command and be worth more than like property at Fargo. Fargo now is what'Jamestown is soon to be in the matter of prices of property. There is nothing to prevent it and everything to favor it. The projected enterprises for this place are of themselves suScient to nearly double the value of property, and in adrlition to this is the natural increase of values that follows the development of the countiy. In view of all these facts and self-evident conclusions that follow them, it is wisdom to secure homes as early as possible. Delays will no doubt prove to be expensive, "and investments remunerative. Let 'Em Come. It is aunounced from Washington that a party consisting of Gen. Sherman, Chief Justicc Waitc, Justice Gray and other dignitaries will take a trip out to the ellowstouc country and the Pacific slope this summer, and will go through on the Northern Pacific. If they do come James town will greet them with licr magnificent flag, and her band will stir their souls with music, 'l he boys should rub up on Hail Columbia for the special benefit of Gen. Tecumseh Sherman, who is an American soldier to the backbone, a ter ror in war and a hero in peace. We must have a cannon for that occasion, and give Gen. Sherman a war boom. The Alert will keep on the alert for the coming of this party and notify the people in due time. Klaus' New Park. The attention that has already been given to the laying out and beautifying public parks at amestown is eminently praiseworthy, and the enterprise of sev eral of our citizens in this respect entitles them to much credit and gives them a pre emption on the gratitude of future gener ations if not of this one. Parks in eities arc like oases in a desert. No matter how attractive a city or town may otherwise be, if it does not possess these retreats from the constant and unceasing tumult aud turmoil of business, it wiTl bccome tiresome and monotonous and repulsive to the worn and weary. A park foiksocial gatherings, public demonstrations and re tiremeut from the incessant hum of busi ness is an absolute necessity as au adjunct to any town or city of laudable aspira tions'and deference to the comfort of its people as well as of the stranger. How pleasant it will lie during the long, hot days of the summer to stroll down to the parks and enjoy the luxury of a shade on the banks of the beautiful James River, whose crystal waters flow on aud on for ever, coming as they do from nature's un polluted fountains of the north. On the other side of the river, just below the confluence of the Pipestem with the Janu s, is a woodland of large and bcauli ful trees which the God of natnrc planted there years and years before the foot of the white man ever trod the soil, or his eyes ever beheld the valley, among which, at later date, the intrepid and daring scout has dodged from one to the other in his wary guard against the arrows and bul lets of the antagonistic Red Man, but which has now come inside the govern ment boundary line of peace ana undis turbed quiet. This tract Of WQQ$MN ifr Mfiy ,, to ifll :m?A -l .,-.s«*rt 'i *A,,*. jiM contains about 80 acres, in which Mr. Klaus is now arranging a park, which for beauty of location and surroundings can not be excelled in Dakota Territory. The underbrush of the entire tract is being cleared away and the trees trimmed. In addition to the park the remainder of the woodland, together with a scope upon the lilulf to the west will be laid out in town lots. Those lots will already be provided with shade trees of large and natural growth, which will make it a paradise for a home. The soil is rich and productive of all kinds of garden vegetables suited to this climate, giving the residents not ouly the means of support to a great extent but the luxury ot having them always at home as well. Mr. Kelleher's Trip. Jamestown, June 8.—ED. ALERT—As there are so many inquiries made of mc about the country north and east of Dev il's Lake, it may be as well to answer all questions in the shape of a letter to the Alert, which every person in our town reads, or ought to read, before breakfast every morning. 1 left Jamestown May 29th, and traveled by stage to FortTotten. On this line you can find the best accom modations of any in our territory—good roads, agreeable drivers, good beds and good table. Arrived at Fort Totten May 31. Fort Totten is a very nice place, and right here 1 wish lo return thanks to the officers of the post for their kind ness to mc while there, especially Lieuts. Garrity, Scott, Chikers, and Capt. Mathey, all of whom were hospitable and kind to me. At Fort Totten I found very good ai commodation at the post tradeis', Messrs. Peck and Shook, two agreeable and accommodating gentlemen. June 1 crossed Devil's Lake by ferry to the north shore on what is known as Graham's Isl and. The island contains about 2,000 acres of land, about two-thirds of which is timber, the remainder prairie. June 2 went to Freshwater Lake, distant from Totten about eighteen miles a north east direction. Our guide was Mr. F. Ad ams, a well-known Totten stage driver, a gentleman in every respect. Any of my readers desiring to look the country north of the lake over had better secure Mr. Adams as guide, as He knows all about that part of our territory. Fresh water Lake is about fifteen iniies long, in the shape of a half circle. Around the lake is the best wheat land I have seen in Northern Dakota. There are at present about twenty settlers around Freshwater Lake. The lake is fed by springs, which can be found all over the countiy. The following day, June 3,. we went north about ten miles over splendid prairie lands dotted all over with small groves of tim ber. This country is destined to attract considerable attention in another year. On the edge of this lake 1 met as settlers Mr. Frank Cavanaugh and Mr. Fred Ayers, who treated me with marked kindness. 1 also met here a Mr. Kirkendail and son as settlers on a very nice point on tbe lake shore. June 4 wc went from Freshwater Lake to the notorious Rock Island, which is at present the seat of war in North Da kota. Rock Island contains about 8,000 acres, 2,000 of which is government res ervation. On this island is a strong dele gation of men in the interest of Mr. Os wald, of Minneapolis, and Lieut. Creel, df Fort Totten. There is a good deal of ill feeling existing about the island at present, but let them fight it out as best they can. The Lieutenant and Mr. Os wald 1 met on the island. That evening we crossed the ferry and got back to the Fort pretty well buuburnt. The next day Major Cramsey took us to the Indian mist sion. This I consider one of my niosx pleasant drives. If any of the readers o_ the Alert desire to visit the upper coun. try 1 would advise them not to miss visit, ing the Indian mission, seven miles dis tant from the fort. Major Cramsey is In" dian agent, and a more competent gentle man could not be found to fill his place. At the mission 1 had tbe pleasure of meet ing the Mother Superior and the Catholic jriest, Father Kerne. The following day took the Jamestown stage for home, with my faithful lieutenants, Mr. Hani hen ana Adams, my guide. D. M. KliLLElIER. Land Transactions. Wm. Lloyd, Jr., to Mrs^ Lilla F. Hartman, lots 4, 5 and 6, 2, $1,000. Sarah B. Jones to LeviB. Hartman, lot 22, 23 and 24, Jones & V'sad, $G00. Sarah B. Jones to Kate S. Durstine, lots 25, 26 and 27, Jones & V's ad, $600. A. G. Chambers to 31. Brinkerhoff, lots 61 and 62, Jones & V's ad, $400. S. K. McGinnis to J. L. Fohn, lot 4, 12, $275. M. Brinkerhoff to W. M. Lloyd, lots 3 and 4, 19, $1,000. Jacob Laux and wife to E. M. Sanford, lot 12, 65, Klaus' 2d ad, $1,100. A. W. Spencer to xY. McKcchnie, lot 4, 10, Lloyd's ad, $190. S. K. McGmms to II. T. Bush and S F. Corwin, lots 6. 7, 8 and 9, McGinnis' ad, $1,300. Robert Hager to R. E. Wallace, lots 3 and 4, 8, lot 1, 9, lots 4, 5 and 6, 27, and lots 1 and 2. 28, and lots 10. 11 and 12, 27, $5,000. S. K. McGinnis to H. J. Winser, lots 25 and 2G, 1, McGinnis' ad, $"00. Florence Moody to R. H. Moody, half lot 5, 39, and lot 3, 17, $100." F. W. Webster to Ella M. Webster, lot 9 ands }. lot 10, 41, $1. S Watson to Chas Campbell, lot 4, 2, Dunstan's ad, $125. Thos Honey and wife to W A Honev, lots 6 and 17, Jones & V's ad, $200. A & O S Wentworth to A Went worth, sec 33, 143, 11 65, $3,200. Edward Moorhead to Louisa A. Prich ard, ne sec 6, 140, 63, $1,500. Russell fc Vennum to I & Rcdick, nw and sw 4 64, $1,600. sec 13, 140, Ii Kelly to \t Sanford, sec 11, 13S, It 63, $2,560. Lewis Day to Benjamin S Russell, lots 9 cud 10, sec 26, 140, 64, $1,000. Iff on tana Potatoes. Fort Benton Rivfcr News: The Butte on her down trip was loaded with 100,000 pounds of potatoes for Bismarck and other points cast—the first instance.on record of shipping potatoes from Montana to the states. Until within the last few years it was hardly lelievi*d that potatoes or any thing else would gtuw at Bentflu ir vicin ity, and what few vegetables of any kuid were used here were imported and always brought an enormous price. A test, how ever, soon demonstrated the fact that no country, not even the Emerald Isle, could produce such potatoes, and now the tables are turned. Bargain. A fine pre-emption, seven miles east of Jamestown and two miles from Spirit wood, for sale. Rice low if taken at once. Inquire of 4 PCSSX&MABS. ux- teffiswag) W&U 'V By Western Associated Press. fe Washington, June 8.—In the star irate trial to-day the testimony related to fh0 business system of the postoflice depwfc» ment. The District of Coumbia bill passed th* senate to-day. A joint resolution was adopted in the senate appropriating $10,000 for the relief of the Mississippi planters suffering from the recent floods. The bill increasing to $40 per month the pension of those who lost a imb in the late war has passed the house.l The bill creating the Oregon Short Kaiload company in Utah, Idaho »n4 Wyoming was reported in the house to* day. The legislative, executive and judicial bill increases the employes in the pension office at a cost of $1,742,000, and addi tion appropriates $220,000 more than the bill for the current year. The deficiency appropriation hill passed the house to-day. Chicago Labor Troubles. Chicago, June 8.—Some trouble "is an* ticipated because of serious interference threatened and in a few cases actually offered by striking horseshoers those refusing to join their union. The union offers to pay workmen 70 per cent, a week to stop. Many h&ve accepted the offer, but the employers find no alfflcultv in filling their places. The brickmaken are once more at work. A walk around the yards this afternoon reveals the fact that they are all running in good order at a compromise of 12cents advance per day. Coming Prize Fight. Wheeling, June 8.—As the tim* ]g drawing near for the prize fight between Jas. Weeden aud O. Maloney, of Pitts burg, the Sheriff of Hancock county, thia slate, is taking such measures as will pre* vent the parties from fighting on West Virginia soil. The light is announced to take place in this state near the Pennsyl* vania line, and the authorities are deter* mined that it shall not. Sheriff Sweeney lias made a requisition on Gov. Jacksott for 150 stand of arms. With these he will arm a posse, and he is a determined courageous officer he will enforce the law at all hazards. Funeral of Garibaldi. Shooting Alfrajr. Laramie, Wyoming, June 9.—At Raw* lins last night Wm. McCabe shot Ed Gal* luson who had threatened his life. Mr Cabe is the government interareter of Shoshone Indians here for supplies. The excitement was intense all night *T1 lynching and trouble from the H§ vm ^»iu IT Mfr srsfwr^ NO. 46 THE OUTSIDE WORLDJ 'V r.-.' Increased Pensions for Ttttnoi WlM Lost a Leg The funeral of Garibaldi Yesterday. at A Prize Fight—A Kurder—OoutarfUtta#-" Fires. |. Washington gj- 1 TIKII»M eared. The act was the result of an old feud. The Pittsburg Strike. Ptttsburg, Pa., June 8.—There ate no indications as yet that the action of the manufacturers' meeting yesterday to re sist granting any advance whatever on the present scale of wages will soon any material change in the iron nitquthn, The ironworkers are still confident, not* withstanding tbe united scale taken tar manufacturers. Gettvstrarg~2euafim. The veterans of the Union and Confed* crate armies have completed their revis ion of the battle grounds of the day's fight. Members of the Army of the Potomac in Northern Virginia —tprml in first day's battle meet June 14. Cattle Poisoned. Fire Accident. Baltimore, June 8.—During a 1_ on Frederick street to-night, a roof fed carrying down the third aud second floen with nine firemen. They were all more or less injured. Montreal, June 8.—The Montreal OOB« ferencc of the Methodist chnrefc Qf da unanimously voted in favor of M~tW dist union. Issuing Counterfeit BHIe. Ottawa, Juno 8.—Martin Aami Sparrow, sons of the late Mayor tipmow. were arrested to-dav on a charge of ing $10 bills. CONDENSED TCT.BMHW The champion t'our-oared crew fcw Hillsdale, Mich., are visiting In ffcjh delphia. They will sail for Bnidand tm Saturday. It is believed that the bill removing the tax upon bank nosits, bank matches and pmiy.-.c^ry pass the house this sassion. A dispatch from Toronto, states that llanlon is dangerously ill physicians say even if he reoove jannot row at Winnipeg. Indications for the Upper ami Missouri Valleys ai» party weather and local rains ewtetly Ie erly winds.stabonaryLortii^Cneele perature and stationary ometer. Alabama Republican nominated H. G. Tompkins for genend, E. Phelan aaaetanr of H. Vinoent stale trer mwhael auditor, H. C. ,j -jY V-'Jt .X, ». iff 1 Maddalcna, June 8.—The remaina of Gen. Garibaldi were interred in Cemetery at Capreiia this afternoon. Funeral cere* monies began at 3:45 p. m. and closed at 0, a storm of wind and rain raging the whole tune. The coffin was covered with garlands and flowers, and was followed by the Duke of Genoa, Signor Zanaidelti, Gen. Friereo, representatives of both chambers and of 300 various association!. •CfSa ss Montreal, June 8.—Five hundred cattle^ from the west, destined for T.ngimr^ turned out to grass on a farm "fur the city and poisoned from eating nnTinea weeds. A large number of the rattle have died. 4 ,1-J 0 ^4 Uvf*. The Vethodieta. kSK 1 ISeS" SiSSf*r ryX 3* recovahe A fire at Oshkosh, Wis., Wednesday ternoon, destroyed Campbell Bras. A Cameron's saw mill, 15,0U0 fwH 500 cords of wood »"d thrm houses. k'