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THE JAMESTOWN ALERT.
DAILY AND WEEKLY. S8UED EVERY FRIDAY EVENING. BY MARSHALL MCCLUR*. •*:«ray»kio la iKwrr EEKLT EDITION. ON COPY, one year, OHK COPT, eta month*, IO. $3 00 tl 00 S*U«e t* HikMrlkem. Order for the Alert unaccompanied by the caah •re not recognized. Papers will not be Kent longer MttPud for. An on the margin of your pa P*r denotes that you have just one week to in Which to renew before being stricken from the list. THE Fuiutma. 1JIIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, James AJ town, D. T.,Rav. N. D. FAKMINO, Paator. Mervlct:* in tne new church, at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 t« IB., every Sabbath. Prayer meeting Wednees ay evening at 7:30. MB.tor.Coiner CHURCH.—Rev. W. L. JAMESTOWN faQDQB & Drmorest.pas- Sth are. and 2nd at. Services on nerj Sabbath, at 10.30 o'clock a. m. and? :30 p.m. Regular communication first and third Wedensday evenings of each month. All Masons in good •landing are cordially invited to attend. By order of the W.X. A. A.ALLKN, Secretary. VITUS ENCAMPMENT, Ancient Order hta of the Red Cross, meets in Maaonie Sir Knights from other Encampments CJT. 1 tj Knights of the Red Cross, nmnle. Sir Knights froi normally invited to visit us. O. F. Jamestown Lodge, No. SI. Meets every Thursday evening, at 7.30o'elock. £.1 brethern in e00^ 'landing cordially invited to vi'itai. H.GRIF*IN,N.O. L. B.MIKII,R.8. COUNTY OFFICBK8 •MVXTY Commissioners —J. C. Nickeni, P. Mo ran, C. W. Hendricks. )VMl OP PROBATE.—H. J. Ott. or DISTRICT COURT.—J. C. Niekens. •••Rirr.—Archibald McKechnie. KMISTER OP DEEDS.—George W Vennum. TRBASUREK.—Thomas S. Collins. ASSESSOR.—John J. Nichols. 8D»T»TOB.—T. S. W adsworth. CORONER.—Will Elmer. •CPBBINTEMDKNT «P PUBLIC SCHOOLS.—J. J. Nierling. VSTICES OP THB PEACE.—A. A. Allen, F. I. Jones, Anton Steinbach, J. S. Watson. Cos»T.AH.EE.—John Vennum, George W. Kurtz. Maury hralthtd far lN^M* t» learn. *•. C. Whit®. Tn's TkHMil Bsllsrs ts Lean. a term of jrean, on Real Kitats S««iirity. K* red tope. No waiting ts anbnalt the application to eaatern parties tmtloan ca« ks clMcd and (money paid MUBS day appu •atla. made. WBLIA Office with James River Nation*! Bank. the Daily, Saturday. Uncle Jimmy Dunn, the bonanza farm er of AIsop, was in town yesterday. Mr. Easter, of Chicago, is here, in the interest of a harvester which he is pre paring to test. A new organization of firemen to be called Fargo Hose Co., No. 2 Is reported read}7 for business in that city. Several car loads of ties arrived yester day for the Mouse River branch, which is being pushed along as rapidly as possible. The frame work of Mr. M. Ducker's new building for his harness business is up, and the building will soon be enclosed. There is an immense amount of freight business at this point for July, and when the wheat crop comes in it will be quad rupled. Mr. Geo. Lawrence, advance agent of Katie Putnam's comedy company, which will be here next week, arrived in town yesterday. As an addition to their law library Messrs. Allen & Dodge yesterday received fifty-six volumes of the Wisconsin Su preme Court Reports. A young man of Fargo, named Peter son, was drowned Wednesday while cross ing the Red Iliver on a raft. His body has not yet been resovered. Some of the timbers were laid yejterday for the groudd floor of the First National Bank building. The foundation for the vault is also alout completed. Valley City Times: The engines on the Northern Pacific were draped yesterday in respect to Engineer Mispaugh, who was killed at Brainerd, Tuesday. The continued rise in Northern Pacific stock has ljcen perceptible the past two weeks. Those who bought two or three weeks ago now hold a good hand. The mother of Mr. A. A. Allen will ar rive on the train to-day from Coldwater, Mich., on a visit with him and family and to see the great country of North Dakota. An exchange facetiously remarks tlimt over three miles in length of tbc rope that hung Guiteau has been sold, and still the supply is equal to all prospective demands. Yesterday Dunne & Marsh sold two tree claims at an advance of a $100 each over what they could have been bought for last week. They report land sales increas ing rapidly. Quite a crowd gathered at the Fifth avenue railroad crossing yesterday even ing where an athletic exhibition was go ing on, creating quite a good deal of in terest and amusement. It is a matter of surprise to those who go out fifteen and twenty miles in the country to see so many and such good farm houses. The settlement of Dakota is the marvel of the world. There are about twenty cases now on the docket for the next term of the dis tnct court. People out here have not time to law much. They have too much profitable business on hand. The Alert was in error the other day the rep rt of some cases before Judge Allen in stating that Mr. Niekeus appear ed for the plaintiff in one case. He ap peared for the defendant in both cases. Some of the finext garden vegetables, such as onions, potatoes, lettuce, turnips, beets, etc., In America are now coming into market. There is no discount on Dakota in nearly all garden luxuries. Work on the depot improvements has been suspended for nome day* for want of lumber, but yesterday two car loads were received for the ware house room exten sion and one for the new baggage room. Mr. I). Curt:n has some very fine spec imens of wlieat and ^«ts from his farm on exhibition at hL« store. Some of the wheat had beads seven inches in length, and the specimens of oats were over five feet |a height. Ytllc/ City Tines Nflk Ow. jfvlKft presented her better half with a Dakota wonder, yesterday, that tipped the scales at fifteen pounds. This gives the girl quite a start in the world as regards av oirdupois. The legislative committee of perhaps one from each county in the district will meet in this place next Wednesday to confer together upon the subject of call ing the convention to nominate a candi date for the legislature. Thirteen families of emigrants arrived here yesterday from Taylor Falls, Wis., and unpacked their goods and took up temporary abode at the emigrant build ings across the river, until tliey can find locations out in the country. A lodge of the order of Knights of Honor was organized ,at Mandan Wed nesday evening of this week. This order is extending all over the country and has given out its benefactions in nearly every neighborhood in the United States. Every day brings more flattering reports of the crops in all directions from town, and as the crop matures farm land and town property rises in value. Those who catoh on at the ebb tide will have a bo nanza when the flood comes in. Gen. Terry passed through this place yesterday on his way out to some point on the frontier. Ti.ue is leaving its frost on the old warrior, but he still has the "sand" of his younger days. Gen. Terry, took dinner with Mr. Sam Mathews, of the Dakota House, who, nineteen years ago, fought under his command at the taking of Fort Sumter. The ponderous timbers of the new ele vator are beginning to show up in the distance. The substantial manner in which the building is being constructed will insure it against any break down no matter if filled with wheat from top to bottom. Such enterprise gives evidence of an abiding faith of the projectors in the future of the town and country. Thomas Wolff, a lawyer at Sioux Falls, meeting a policeman Tuesday night of this week, struck him in sport, but bit the hammer of a revolver in the pocitet of the man ot the star, which discharged the weapon, the hall passing through the lawyer's leu near the hip joint, which will probably prove fatal. People should handle policemen as they would dynamite for they are usually walking arsenals. From the Daily of Sunda y. Dunne & Marsh arc busy with land seek ers. Mike Murphy's new hat is the subject of query among the boys. Mr. Atkinson reports a hundred lots s«ld in Prospect addition. Capt. H. T. Elliott came up from Grand Rapids yesterday and returned last even ing. The family of W. L. Sanford arrived from Saline, Mich., yesterday. Of course Mr. S. is happy. Little Mamie Doolittlc, of Sanborn, is in town visiting her brother, Mr. Dolittle, of the Dakota house. Mr. S. G. Fulton, general freight agent of this division, with headquarters at Fargo, was in town yesterday. Surveyor Foster has just completed a new townsite for Alden & Waters, a couple of miles west of Plow Lake. Master Herbert, our crack carrier boy, has returned to his post, and it is now hoped that theie will be less wailing. D. L. Wilber has got moved into his commodious office rooms in the McGinnis block, and he is now in shape to do busi ness. L. A. Wood, and A. F. Collins, friends of Attorney Wilbur, are spending a few days in the city. They have purchased land. Mrs. John Smith will go to her mother's, Mrs. Tarbell's, to-day to remain until spring. It is reported that Mrs. T. is in bad health. The haying business is lively in this vicinity now, and there arc sonic conten tions over hay rights over in the vicinity of Spiritwood. Mr. C. W. Nash, of the Valley City Record, is in town. In former davs Mr. Nash held a high position in the Masonic order in Minnesota. Temperance meeting at thc Methodist church to-night, at which Mr. E. M. San ford will speak, and the three little Ward children will sing. Elmer's theater was filled to overflow ing last evening. The show was first class and highly appreciated. Welch as a man ager is proving a success. Mr. J. J. Frey sent to the Alert yester terday morning a turnip which weighed five pounds and measured twenty-one and a half inches around. Services at the Methodist and Presby terian churches as usual to-day. Rev. I occ the Presbyterian pulpit to-day. customers who are slow pay, bad pay, or d. b. The list contains some 300 names. I is hoped he will do. reading the riot act to him, made out a bill of $7..r0 which lie presented. The hooser paid the bid and departed promi sing to go a:ul sin no mote. Spangenberg Stallman have just sold Mr. Atkinson one of the finest sets of har ness we have ever seen in Jamestown. It is said that Hanker Wallace is the only man in the city who lias a set equal to them. The attention of the public is directed to the new advertisement of 1). L. Wil bur, who has lately embarked the real estate and loan business in this city. Mr. Vilbur is a first class business man, and what is still better, he is reliable. Jeweler Fields has just received a new regulator weighing 300 pounds, yesterday from Chicago, which cost 6178. He has also received a tine new stock of gold and silver plated are, which shows that he is keeping up with the progress of the town, Hon. James S. Bierv, of Lehigh county, Pa., ex-congressman from that state, is stopping a few days in the metropolis and seems very much pleased with the coun try. He will probably not be able to re sist the temptation to invest before he goes away. Mr. Nichols made a preliminary trial of his Rotary Gang Plow yesterday in Mr Sam Mathews' potato patch. The plow worked satisfactorily at that, place and gave evidence of true merit, the only pos sible objection being the heavy draught, which it is thought can be remedied. Some person left a yoke of oxen picket ed out on the grass near the north Fifth avenue bridge night before last, and in the morning one of them was found with his neck broken. The carcass was left for the city authorities to lake care of. Such cruelty to animals ought to be pros ecuted. On the Ellendalc stage a day or two since, one of our prominent young men rather fond of talk, began conversation with an old gentleman pretty well loaded with Grand Rapid's slough water. They got along well enough until coming to a late planted and sicklv looking field ot corn, when our townsman said: "That looks rather small, don't it sir? 1 hardly think it will be lit to cut." "That corn (hie) 'sail right, dont you fret: its fit to cut now7." "Well of course, that's just as you look at it. 1 suppose my head is tit to cut off too, if any one thought so." "Oh, no young feller, your head may be (lnc) big enough, but (hie) I'd wait till it was nearer ripe."' We should leave this story for the victim to tell, but we're afraid Dan might forget it. From the Daily, Tuesday. Mrs. Maj. Lyon has been sick of neu ralgia for several days. A herd of antelope were seen near Val ley City last Wednesday. The plow trial failed to come oil last evening for some reason or other. Farmers are quarreling over their crops. Each one has, in his opinion, the best. Farmer BoyingtQn was in town yester day telling the boys he expected 30 bush els to the acre. ..r p, meningitis, in Michigan, a few weeks ago Wm. Huelster, of hldridge, will occupy 3 The merchants of Fargo haye printed a The merchants of Fargo haye placard which contains the names of their Dr. Campbell, a former resident of and square the account. Jamestown, and now a citizen of Glen- dive, arrived in the city yesterday on a ^vir 1 Society of the Methodist church on visit with old friends and acquaintances, Wednesday night will be held at the Mr. A. C. Palmer came in from his church, and it is anticipated a pleasant haying ranch out near Alsop yesterday. social time will be had. He is going to increase his force next week so that he can put up about thirty 7 tons a day. Several soldiers took dinner in town yes terday on their way from Fort Stevenson to some other post. liuek & Mills have an enlarged adver tisement this morning, all of which goes to show that they are thriving. G. II. Iliggins of Dawson spent last evening in the city. We understand that Mr. II. has rented the Daw.-in farm. Col. Towner of Larimore has a field of wheat, comprising 4,WO acres, which he predicts will yield forty bu.-hcls to the acre. The Herald claims seventy-five new houses in process of building in Grand Forks, which speaks well for the city's prosperity. Mr Tucker, a Uisinarck gentleman, handled a poison weed, and was laid up for six weeks in consequence, lie is now fully recovered. The trial of the Rotary Gang Plow did not take place yesterday on account of the barley not being cut oil' the ground as was expected it would be. The voice of the twine binder is now heard in the land, and the chorus will in crease for about two weeks, when it will be joined by the hum of the thre-i. r. Attorney Dodge, who has just ii-turncd from Watertown, D.T., says that politics in that section are red hot, and that Hand is the man the Watertown people are strug gling for. There is a general impression among the people here that hay will b« high next spring, and those who arc now cut ting and putting up a large quantity will have a bonanza. Mr. J. 15. (^uinev, a well known citi zen of LaMoure county, (bed of spinal ago, be having returned to that state in the spring on business. Th(J ,it marshal is co]]ectin^ dog tax principalIv bv slaying them. If voti don't want vour* ,, nine as,ets puivemed, von had tter walk up t0 thc captain-s otjitt The fc Uva] t0 be given by tllf, La(Hes. Attorney Dodge, who has been strng lth an important land contest 'case, before tbc register of the Water- Chris. Anderson was arraigned in Ihe town land oflicc, returned yesterday. As police court, presided over by Justice Hay- the Alert predicted he got away with the ward, yesterday on charge of drunk and baggage. disorderly. Fine $3 and complimentaries -.i- 11 3Iiss .Jennie Berrv, an old friend of for the officers. ... and .Airs. A. A. Allen, has just arrived C. Miller, Esq., of New* Cast le, Pa. from Coldwater, Michigan. Miss. Bcrrv and also a friend of Ranker allace, is is a ladv of ulture and wealth, and is spending a few days Jamestown, ile ]K.rc for the purpose of inventing in James thinks of locating permanently, which it i1V(r Vallev dirt sixl(.,.n ir Ifwls of Montana Owing to thc press of other matter we passed through this place Sunday on tlie omit our usual custom of giving our read way 1 tbc eastern market. The advent ersa homily on moral ethics, and in lieu of the .Noitnern Pacific int» ihe north thereof. would advise them to depart wcst eati trrowinr region is opening for this once from their usual custom by up a r»ew world -.f cattle trade. oing to church to-day. Marshal Mansfield found a young man cour* has just det ided that pieces of silver in a drunken condition yesterday, and as money wi'li hoi.-, n. them are a legal n UCUfti, gathered him in. He was brought der for their lace value, but we think Of hefert JotUct Hayirartf) wjio, tltex I tiieri must be some modification or rwtriu» I ,.a1t)e Jbc A,i rt wU,rw.(i lliat thc 8llI,ri.me tiou, for persons might bore out half the silver. It was the boring of silver pieces by some Jews at the Centennial exposition that first depreciated these coins. They were making more bullion than a silver mine by that scliemc. A desperate fight with thieves who at tempted to rob a rich farmer named M. D. Cleiner, near Claysonville, Pa., oc curred the other night. Several volleys were tired and it is believed some of the robbers were wounded. M. Wagner, manager of thc Dawson town site, was in town last evening. Mr. Wagner informs the Alert that he has just bought out thc Dawson hotel and a store at that place. The Alert wishes Mr. W. every success. Mr. J. W. Davidson and Jlrs. Brown, his sister, will start to Mahomet, 111., to day. Thc former on business and a visit home in Champaign and thc latter on her return home, her husband and little son having returned about a week. Grand Rapids Journal: A new daily mail route has been established between Grand Rapids and Ellendalc. This is a very good thing as far as it goes, but it should extend right through to James town, as a large amount of business nat urally goes that way. Mr. W. McCracken, a member of the Pennsylvania state senate, and a resident of New Castle, Pa., accompanied by Mr. D. W. Stuart, of thc same place, are guests of S. K. McGinnis, of this city. The gentlemen are delighted with James town and the country generally. By mistake a burglar entered the resi dence of the editor of the Anoka Union a few nights ago. The editor having failed to deposit for several weeks the burglar struck a bonanza of ninety cents. He kicked himself out of thc territory when lie found he had been fool enough to burglarize an editor. City Marshal Mansfield gathered in an old Glendiver Sunday night who had put himself outside of too much booze and was disposed to run thc town. After a night's sweat in thc bastile he was ushered into the presence of the city tribunal, presided over by Justice Hay ward, on the charge of drunk and disorderly. Upon suspend ing the scales of justice the judge found it would take five dollars and costs to make them balance. Thc Glendiver be ing short ot shekels he was appointed a position under Ward Bill to clerk on his farm until the account is balanced. From the Daily, Wrdnt'PdaT. Col. Clark, the Billings boomer, started for that future metropolis, yesterday. E .'cry body reads the Alert, and don't. you forget it. Only five new subscribers yesterday. Quite a number ot thc prominent men and backbone of Grand Rapids were in town last night. Capt. Foster is rc-survcying the town of Spiritwood, thc old survey and plat having been set aside by thc county com missioners. Mr. Klaus is running his brick ma chines at their full capacity, and still the cry of our workmen and builders is for more brick. Sir. Loring, of Grand Rapids, informs the Alert that there are some small pieces of very fine looking corn down thc James near that town. Capt. Garrity and Lieut. Waterman of the U, S. service at Fort Totten were in town last night, on their way to Stand ing Rock, their future post. The preliminary skirmishes on the del egate question preparatory to thc general conflict at Grand Forks the 6th of Sept., are beginning to stir up a breeze. Our streets arc especially favorable to the locomotion of velocipedes and they are being utilized for that purpose. Merchant Curtin, we believe, has the belt as the champion bareback velocipede rider of Jamestown. Mr. F. J. Mead, chief clerk of the terri torial house of representatives, is in the city looking after thc political interests of Mandan and vicinity. Mr. Mead is also the principal owner of thc townsite of Mandan—booming Mandan. A pyramid of sand is being made in front of Mr. Ducker's new harness build ing to be used in plastering. The build ing is going up with a rush and a force of horse tailors will be stitching leather there before many more weeks. Mr. Churchill went to Sanborn yester day and reports the streets there too mud dy for comfortable walking. There is but one other town in the universe that has streets equal to those of Jamestown, and that is the New Jerusalem. Mr. James Charlton, general pass and ticket agent of the Chicago &, Alton road, passed through Jamestown yesterday on his way out to the end of the line on a pleasure trip. Mr. Charlton is one of the best railroad men in the country. There are a hundred and fifty cases of leprosy in San Francisco among the young men and boys, said to have come of smok ing cigarettcs made by Chinese lepers. That may be all true, but we don't call it leprosy up here, nor assign cigarette smoking as the cause. Mr. John 11 Crum, county commission er of LaMourc county, and one of the prominent citizens of Grand Rapids, was in town last night. He bought and will take out to day one of Goodrich & John ston's steam threshers with which to make music for the bonanza farmers of La Moure county. Mrs. ^ard Bill gave her husband a surprise last night by inviting in a num ber of friends to a paper wedding. A live Lv company were present who were right I royally and hospitably entertained by Mr. I and Mrs. Bill on this, the occasion of the first anniversary of their wedding. All present had an enjoyable time. llerschel L. Campbell, a prominent and esteemed citizen of Valley City, died Monday after a few days illness. He was not thought to be in a|dangerous con dition until a few hours before his death. 1 b: was 2* years old and a law partner of hiublv A Miller of that placc. HM remains were sent home to Pennsylvania for bu-' rial. Two men went up Fifth avenue ester da/ evening »ruaolBf fK«, ing a horse and the other a mule. Tha street is usually crowded with people at that- time of day, and the city authorities should draw the reins on such furious horseback exercise before somebody is run over and knocked to the other side of Jordan unawares. The Misses Lizzie and Maggie Magill, who have for along time waited on the dining tables of the Dakota House, are preparing to take their departure for their home in Fargo, and the young mcu with promising tree claims and domestic an ticipations arc somewhat disconsolate in consequcncc. Those two young ladies arc highly esteemed by all who know them and their withdrawal from our midst will be very much regretted. There is considerable and well founded complaint about the way the streets, es pecially Fifth avenue, are obstructed by freight trains, and particularly at night. This annoyancc is becoming almost in tolerable, and if not remedied, will result in some legal proceedings to enforce the ordinance that is being not only violated, but trampled upon by these night trains. The accident night before Inst was the indirect result of thc obstruction com plained of. Upon consultation yesterday morning Drs. Drake and Baldwin concluded to try and save Harry Alger's foot, which was crushed by being caught in thc bumper of a freight train as reported in the Alert yesterday morning. The ankle joint was badly dlslocatcd and the flesh literally torn from the bone, with some bone fractures, producing a terribly mangled condition of thc foot, but still it is hoped his foot can still be saved and sometime be better than a wooden one. Mr. Elmer E. Rives, a pleasant young gentleman from Jacksonville, 111., who has been here for several weeks and in vested in a scction of James River Val ley down in LaMourc county, started yes terday for Nebraska, where he will stop with a brother a few weeks and then pro ceed homeward. lie liked Jamestown so well that he was loth to go back to Illi nois and intends to return this fall again and commence impraving lus land which he will break next spring and become a Dakota bonanza farmer. From the Daity, Thnrsday A show of some kind has pitched its tent on the railroad grounds in front of the depot. Mr. M. McClurc, proprietor of the Alert, went to Fargo yesterday to attend thc Press Association that meets there to day. The splendid cornice for the new James River National bank building arrived yes terday. It is a fine specimen of artistic I eauty. Mr. C. A, Sanford, of Lansing, Mich., brother of Hon. G. P. Sanford, who was here in the spring, arrived iu town the other day to sec thc great and famous James River Valley. Thc two strangers who followed some ladies home from thc festival la«t night, in an offensive manner, will rcccive the "compliments" of their big brothers when their names arc ascertained. The hotel arrivals yesterday footed up 137. This is bona fide transient, from which all railroad men who register near ly every day, and residents of the town are excluded. We think this looks like business. Mr. A. G. Parkhurst took out some of thc lumber to build a large granary at thc station on his place up about six miles on the Mouse River branch yesterday. He is preparing to buy and ship grain from that point. Dr. Drake informed the Alert yesterday evening that the chance of saving Harry Alger's foot was aliout equally balanced by the chance against it, thc circulation being so much depleted by thc mangling of the arteries. It may be of interest to the Vermonters in our midst to learn thai Hon. L. P. Po land recently secured the nomination for congress in the second Vermont con gressional district over Gen. Grout by a vote of 191 to 125. In the many entertaining and interest ing subjects of conversation that pre sent themselves for conversation and thought, we would again urge the people to not forget the fact that we need a lire engine and are exposed to destruction every day without it. The workmen yesterday put thc finish ing coat of plaster on the depot, and it is beginning to look very tony like. When Frank and Bob Conehav get to fingering lightning in their new room with a bay window they will expect people to send in their names on gilt edged cards before coining in. The Ladies' Aid society festival at the Methodist church last night was well at tended and a very pleasant social time was had by all. These social gatherings arc both pleasant and profitable and we hope they will be given often. They give the stranger in our midst a good impres sion of the town and its people. Yesterday morning a gang of roughs surrounded Deputy Sheriff John Vennum and seemed disposed to get away with him when District Clerk Niekeus and some other citizens came to his relief and the aggressors were forthwith walked off to the bastile. The officers should have the aid and support of every good citizen and how the evil disposed persons, who occa sionally undertake to run the town, that the laws must and shall be enforced. Mr. Marsh found thc spring that Ponce dc Leon was looking for on this continent over two hundred years ago. It is lo cated about twenty miles northwest of Jamestown, and Mr. M. says lie is going to locate there so that lie will retain eter nal youth. Some of our land viewers in the James River Valley will one of these days stumble on to the original Garden of Eden. It cannot lie very far from here, for thc people do, in some things, very much as Adam and Eve did. Thc suggestion of the Alert yesterday morning in reference to entertaining the Wisconsin editorial excursion here one day meets with the approbation of our citizens very generally, and we now fur ther suggest that a meeting be called to take kim (fcfcuU KtwB iq tu matter. The board of trade, and city courcil, in our judgment, should lend off, and they will have the hearty co-operation of the citizens of the town generally. The time is short and whatever is to be done should be done quickly. From the Daily, Friday. Geo. Vennum commenccd harvesting his barley crop yesterday, and has a big hay ranch running besides. The proceeds of the Ladies' Aid Society festival at the M. E. church night before last amounted to about $25. The Valley City and Casselton base bill clubs will play a match game at the latter place to-morrow for $50 a side. Though thc weather is not excessively dry a shower of rain to lay the dust on our streets would be very agreeable. The Grand Forks Plamdealcr suggests Wheatland as the new name for North Dakota. A suggestive name it is too. Mr. F. V. Many started down toward Grand Rapids on horseback yesterdav morning with an eye to the haying busi ness. Mr. Waldo Dennis went north on an exploring expedition yesterday, but for how long and how far the Alert is not ad vised. Mr. Ferguson, of thc Iowa town of cy clone notoriety, Grinnell, is town as sisting Messrs. Porter & Roper in setting headers to work. Dan Long, the Aberdeen boomer, re turned to Jamestown yesterday by Grand Rapids stage after a few days sojourn down in that latitude. A train of twenty cars of coal and ten of railroad iron and lumber drawn by two engines, came in last night about ten o'clock from the east. From all over North Dakota comc re ports that harvest is commencing and that the yield will be larger than antici pated a few weeks ago. For massive frame timbers and net work of bracing the new elevator is perhaps unequaled by anything in that character of structure on the line of the Northern Pacific railroad. Mr. Frank Ingalls, of Valley City, sup erintendent of construction on the North ern Pacific, will arrive in Jamestown to day to superintend' thc repairs on thc depot at this place. Thc looks and convenience of some of our streets might be materially improved by thc removal of the loose stones and other obstructions that naturally accumu late on these thoroughfares. The workmen commcnced putting on the joists for thc second floor of the new James River National Bank building yes terday. The building is beginning to fore shadow its completed beauty and magnifi cence. Wo have received a very fine specimen of wheat from thc farm of Mr. Geo C. Higgius, at Dawson, which is said to be a fair average. It speaks well for the wheat producing qualities of thc soil in that vicinity. Married at the residence of Mr. Geo. C. iliggins of Dawson, D. T., August 2d, by Rev. W. L. Demorcst of Jamestown, Mr. Zina A. Clough and Miss Julia S. Johns, both from Michigan and graduates of Al bion college. From the special telegram which will be found in our telegraphic columns this morning, it will be seen that the publish ers association which convened in Far go yesterday, was a decided success in the objects for which it assembled. Miss Anna Madden, one of the favorite dining room girls at thc Dakota House, was complimented with a ticket to thc show last night for the patience and politeness with which she waits on those who dine at her table. Wc learn that Mr. W. C. Baldwin, at Dawson, has sonic very fine clusters of grapes, which he is growing there as an experiment, and what adds to the pleas ure of this circumstance is that the Alert is promised a sample when tliey ripen. Messcrs. Porter & Roper set a Randolph header to work in Mr. Severn's barley, a mile and a half south of town, yesterday, and got away with about twenty-five acres. He will continue the work to morrow where those who desire to see tin work can do so. Capt. Foster received a telegram from Duluth yesterday afternoon announcing the death of Gracie, the little four-year old dqughtcr of Clarence II. Foster, one of the former proprietors of the Alert. Some of our earlier citizens will no doubt remember the child. Mr W. II. Hunt, chief clerk of the C. B. & Q. railroad at Chicago, is in James town visiting 3Ir. E. J. Blossom. He is very much pleased with the town and country and will probably make an in vestment before he goes away. He will go on out farther west before returning home. Just as thc country begins to draw a sigh of relief after the strangulation of Guiteau, the suppression of "Bulletin" Bliss, and the abatement of other nuis ances comes thc news that Victoria C. Woodhull will again be a candidate for the presidency in 1884. But as North Da kota will probably not have a vote on the president at that time we can stand it, but we will sympathise with the states. The Weekly Alert is printed this morn ing and we can supply extra copies to those who may wish them. The Weekly Alert contains a resume of the news of the week in and about town and the tele graphic news from all parts of the world. Send it out all over thc world to your friends and acquaintances, and by this means you advertise your town and the surrounding country more than in an other way. Wc have been personally in formed by a great many who have come here that it was reading thc Alert which some friend had sent them which dccided them to come to this placc. Parties in from the end of the Northern Pacific track report that the work of con struction is being rapidly pushed, with not more than twelve miles remaining to be laid to Billings. At the present rate of construction thc track will be at the Yellowstone, opposite Billings, by Sat urday next. The grade is reaJy for the nU»t tbt s«aU bridf« wrecks and gulches are about complete. One mile and a half per day is thc rate at which the rads are being laid. The bridee across the Yellowstone at Billings will be completed almost as soon as need ed, the Big Horn tunnel will he ready for thc brick work in a week more, and workmen on that will then be transfurud to the bridge- By August 2( til' con tractors state the locomotive will in Billings. __ SPIRITWOOD HAY. Notice Is hereby Riven tlmt I own the liav rights fo all the railroad lands in Township 139 62, and Township 130. H. til. All persons d'»irinc h«y there mast, arrange with Dunne & Marsh before removing any 14S-U wit Wx. II. JT DUNNS. Jamestown, Dak. For Sale* One pair of pare blooded I'oland-Chinn Hogs for sale, if taken soor. Pedigree, from Magic of Ohio and Alexander of Illinois. Inquire of 144-lt 3-1 I. C. WADS. Strayed- One Koan Pony, from see. 20, tp. 136, 03 about 15hands high bus two sire shoulders had a picket rope and staki branded "W" on left hip. Liberal reward will be paid for the return of the same to Fry & Insley's Stable, Jamestown, D. 147-Gt 2-2t OTICE OF FINAL PROOF. T. To Rent, Ninety acrcs of good wheat land, seven miles south of Jamestown, to let to crop on shares. Inquire of John V. 3Inlnight., Valley City, or Abner Ayers, with A. Steinbach, Jamestown. 140-12t l-2t £79 a week. *13 a day at home easily made 9# costly outfit free. Address True 4Co.,Aa i»«ta, Maine 7yl QOTTONWOOD ANI) IIOX-BLUKR TREES, Any size and quantity desired. Write for prices E. M. FULLEK, Proprietor Bismarck Green Houses, an4-d&wk-3.n Bismarck, D. T. JJOTICK. U. S. Land Office, Farjo, D. T., Aug. 3,1882. Complaint having been entered at this oflicc bv Jennie Berry of Stutxman county, D.T., against Horatio P. CHappelle for abandoning his 11. K., No. dated July 14th, 18S0, upon the N W qua-itcr of wc. 22. tp 141 n, 64 w, in Stutxman county, 1). T., wiili a view to the cancellation of uaid ent\v: the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the Sth day of Septem ber. 1HS2, at lOo'clock, H. in., to respond and furn ish testimony concerning Maid abandonment. IIDUACG AUSTIN, Heceivcr. Allen A Dodge. Attorneys. 2-5t JJOTIBE OF FINAL l'HOOF— Land Office at Fargo, D. T., Aug. 4, 1882. Notice is herebv given that the following named settler has tiled notice of his intention to make tlnal proof in support of his claim and secure flnal entry thercqts on the 5th day of September, 1882, Frank W. Webster. D. S. T,100, for thc N junrter of sec. 10, tp 137 n, 64 w, and names Ihe follswing as his witnesses, viz: Orrin L. Churchill, Clarence Atwell, Donnan Baldwin, and W. W. Bill, allof Stutsman county, D. T- The testimony to be taken before Johnson Nick ens, clerk of Ihe district court, and A. A. Allen, Notary Public, at Jamestown, on the 2d day of September, A. D., 1882. at their offices. HOIIACE AUSTIN, Regist.r. Alien & Dodge, Attorneys- 2-t JJOTICE OF FINAL /'ROOF. Land Office at Fa.-g«, D. T., July 26, 1882. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has Sled notice of his intention to make tiual proof in support of his claim and se cure final entry thereof on the 13th day of Septem ber, 1882, via: Edward F. Judkins, I). S. No. 0,131, for the I. E.J of sec. 32, tp 140 n, 62 it, and names the fol lowing as his witnesses, viz: Augustus Lieher, Wm. H. Donne, James S. Martin, llenry Powell, all of Stutsman county, D. T. The testimony to be taken before Johnson Niek eus, clerk of the district court at James tew n, Stutsman county, n. T., on thc 12th day 'of Sept. A. D. 1882, at hie office. HORACB AUSTIN, Dunne & Marsh, Att'ys 2-5 Register. Land Office at Fargo, D. T., July 24,1888. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has tiled noticc of his intention to make tlnal proof in support of his claim and secure tlnal entry thereof on the 14th day of Sept. 18W, viz: August Schowbcrg, D. S. No. 10,527 for the N. of sec. 32, tp 143 n, w, and names thc fol lowing us his witnesses viz: John T. Eager, Wm. H. Dunne, Prospers Sciiaffins, Otto Laugfabel, all of StuUuiaa county, i. T. The testimony to be taken before Johnson Niekeus, clerk of the district court, at Jamestown, and Wm. II. Dunn'!, notary .public, oa the 18th day of September, A. I. 1882, at their office. HORACE AUSTIN, Register. Dunne & Marsh, Attorneys. 8^1 OTICE OF FINAL PROOF. Lnnd office at Fargo. D.T. Aug. 4th, 1882. Notice is hereby given that the following named settlor lias tiled notice of his intention to make flnal proof in support of his claim and secure flnal entry thereof on the 5th day of September, 1882, viz: Orrin L. Charchill.D. S. No 7,101, for th« N quarterof sec. 14, tp 1X7 n, 64 w, and names the following as his witnesses, viz: Frank W. Webster, Clarence Atwell, Dorau Baldwin and R. E Wallace, all of Stntsmaa county L. T. The testimony to be taken before Johnson Niek eus clerk, of the district court, and A. A. Allen, Votary Public, at Jamestown, Stutsman county D. T. on the 2d day «f September. A. D. 1882 at their offices. HoaxcB AUSTIN,Register. Allen ft Dodge. Attorneys. f-5t j^OTICE. U. S. Land Office, Fargo, D. T. Jane 5, 18S2. Complaint having been entered at this office by Ole Christophcrson, against Charles A Medbary for failure to comply with law as teT.mber Cul ture entry No. 3461, dated October 18, 1879, upon the N. E.fc sec. 12, tp 141 a. r65 w, in Stutsman county, D. T., with a view to the cancellation of said entry contestant alleging that said claimant has broken but live acres on said tract and hia never cultivated the same further that he haa not broken the live aercs required to be broken dur ing the year ending Oct. 18, 1881. The said par ties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 35th day of July. 1882, at 10 o'clock, a. to respond ana furnish testimony concerning said allleged failure. Taos. I'uon, Receiver. The hearing in the above case la postponed an til the 7 day of September A. I. 1882, at 10 o'clock, A. M., at which time the raid parties art hereby summoned to appear at this office ana furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure. lloRAca AUSTIN, Register Dunns & Marsh, Attorneys. OTICE. I*. 8 Land Office, Fargo, D. T., June 5 1882. Coinpsiat having been entered at this office by Geo. C. Kunney against Flint Taylor,for failure to comply with law as to Timber Culture entry 4,140dated April 12, 1880, npon the 8.# I. Wi aad S.J 8. E.j sec. 18, tp 141 n, r64 w, in Stnta man county, i. T., with a view to the cancellation of said entry contestant alleging that said claim ant failed to break or cause to be broken Ave acree of the tnct during the year endiag April 12, 1881, aad also failed to break aa additional Ave acre* of the trict during the year ending April 12, 1882 thc said parties are herebv sanimoned to appear at this office on the 25th day of July 1882, at 10 o'clock «. x., to respond aad furaish tcstimoay concerning said alleged failure. THOS. M. PCOB, Receiver. rue aetrin* in the rtl A. M.. at which time the said parties are hereby summontd to appear at this office and furaish tes timony concerning said alleged failure. 2-5 HoRAca Austin, Register. The hmrlng in the above case la postponed un I the 7tt day September A. n. 188*, at 10 o'clock Duana& Marsh. Attorneys. J^otice! V. 8. Land Office, Fsrgo, D. T., July 94.1882. (,'omplamr having been entered at this office by William If. Hoigles nirninst Jessio Inman for fail ure to comply with lawns to Timber Culture entry No. 5898. edited .June J7, 1881, upon thc S. B. sec. H. tp 138 I. 64 w. In Stutsman county. D. T., with a view to the cancellation of said entry contestant alleging tint said Jessie Inman has failed to iirenK or an*' to be broken live acres of said tract of land or any part thereof during the first year af ter making «aiil entry that the said tract is not broken or cultivated as required by law the said parties era hereby summoned to appear at this of. dec on the J^th day of August, lHrti. at 11 o'clock A. st. to re*ond and furnish tintimony concerning said alleges failure. THUS. M. PCOB, D. L. Wibur Attorney. Receiver. ^OTICE. I". S. Land Office, Fargo. i. T., July t4,1888. Complain having been entered at this office by lames A. Carter against Maggie Inman for fallara to comply with with law as to liaber cnitere entry No. 5,HU9, daicd Jnne:M. 1881, npon the N. W. of sec. 26. tnwnship 1S8 n. r.ngr 64 w, in Statsman nty, 1). T.. witn a view to the canrellatioa af said entry contestant alleging tbat said Mangle Inman has failed to break or caused to be broken Ave acres ot -aid tract of land or any parttberevf fiuriug tlir fr.t ar after making «ald entry ta that the «ai« tract of land is not brokra aad culti vated as re'jiire^ by law the eaid parties are km by summo» to appear at this office on the Mtfc day of Anai«t, wi, at 11 o'clock, a.m., to m. Kjed warn Uw nd and ftnush testimony conceraiaa said el* failun. Tao». X, fve», Umivar, p. Wiita, Amrasj, H|