THE JAMESTOWN ALERT.
DAILY AND WEEKLY.
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BY MARSHALL MCCLURE.
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town. D. T.,REV. N. D.FANNINB, Pastor,
in the new church, at 10:30 a. ui. and 7:30
pt m., every Sabbath
ay evening at 7:30
Prayer meeting Wedness
CHURCH.—Rev. \V. L. Demorest,pas
nur 5th ave. and 2nd St. Services on
erery Sabbath, o'clock a. m. and":30p.m.
JRegular communication first and third Wcdensday
evenings of each month. All Masons in good
•tending are cordially invited to attend.
By order of the W. M.
A. A.ALLEN, Secretary.
rjx. VITUS ENCAMPMENT, Ancient Order
Knights of the Red Cross, meets in Masonic
mple. Sir Knights from other Encampments
'ly Invited to visit us.
O. O. P. Jamestown Lodge, No.31.
Meets every Thursday evening, at 7,30o clock.
I brethern in good standing cordially invited to
U. GP.IFFIN, N. G.
L. B.MINER, R. S.
CORXTY OFFICERS I
•f»rNTT COMMISSIONERS —J. C. Nickeus, P. Mo
Tan, C. W. Hendricks.
JUVGK OP PROBATE.—H.J.Utt.
CXJIRK OF DISTRICT COURT. N
RTCISTER OF DEEDS.—George W Vennum.
TBSASUBER.—Thomas S. Collins.
ASSESSOR.—John J. Nichols.
SURVEYOR.—T. S. Wadsworth.
^CPBRINTENDENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS.—J.
From the Daily, Saturday.
IWRICES^OF THE PEACE.—A. A. Allen, F. E.
Jones, Anton Steinbach, J. S. Watson.
CONSTABLES.—John Vennum, George w. Kurts.
Honey furnished for po\iu« ap.
10O.OOO to loan. Wm C. White.
Two Thousand Oollarn «o
A term of years, on Real Estate Security
Mo red tape. No waiting to submit the
Application to eastern parties but loan can
bsehMd and money paid same day appll
Office with James River National Bank.
The republicans of Ransom county will
iold their convention Aug. 23.
Work on'the Branch is progressing fine
ly, and a tram will soon be put on that
Carpenters Martin & Merwin are put
ting the finishing touches on the new
Alfred Dickey is expected to arrive in
Jamestown from Crawfordsville some
time next week.
B. W. Fullfcr, who wants to go to the
territorial legislature from this county,
made a big hit on Billings property yes
The articles of incorporation of the
Jamestown Telephone company have
been filed in the county clerk's office for
Commodore Strong, the popular sales
man at Curtin's store, has the thanks of
the editor for a present appropriate for
this warm weather.
The Cass county people have decided to
hold a fair the third week in September.
The people of this county have not de
cided when they will hold theirs.
David Curtin will begin the erection of
a solid brick store between his present
quarters and the new James River Na
tional Bank building at an early date.
President Wallace has a very fine draw
ing of his new bank, from which there
will be made an electrotype plate to be
used the Jamestown department of the
New York Daily Graphic.
Another workman feil from the Mis
souri river railroad bridge the other day,
and sank in the big muddy to rise no
more. On his descent he struck some
timbers, that probably killed him
The gradual and steady advance of
Northern Pacific stock for several weeks
past, is putting money in somebody's
pocket, and one would reasonably sup
pose into the pockets of those who hold
Reports of the unprofessional amputa
tion of legs and arms begin to come in
as harvest progresses. Too much care
cannot be exercised in working about
those machines, for it is a terrible thing
to be chopped up by a sickle.
The dust and hot days together are
making people pine for a refreshing rain
for bodily comfort, but the haymakers and
harvesters are very well satisfied without
the rain, but would gratefully accept a
Manitoba cooler for a change of weather.
A man with a fine team came from
Sykesville to Plow Lake, night before
last, and stopped over night, and when
he got up in the morning his team was
non est. He at first thought they had
strayed away, but on closer examination
discovered that the harness was also
The Sanborn Enterprise tells of a stalk
of wheat grown in that vicinity having a
fully developed aad well filled head of
wheat at each end of the stalk. We are
not surprised at any production in Dako
ta, and believe the Enterprise's story im
plicitly, but area little curious to know
what produced that stalk of wheat.
IFrank Mead, who occupied the position
as chief clerk of the house at Yankton,
two years ago, would not object to going
back as a representative in the house of
the territorial legislature. Mr. Mead is a
first-class man, well informed and every
way qualified to fill any positron within
the gift of this territory. But the Alert
is afraid that "sister" Bismarck would
object to his enjoying the honors to
Which he aspires.
Fargo and Moorhead did the Badger
quill drivers handsome Thursday, and
they are to be commended for their enter
prise in the preparation and execution of
the programme. Col. Donan made a wel
come speech in his happy and graceful
On such an occasion the colonel
i» his chnait. Though of a different
atyte. Col. Don an is fast approaching the
tank of the inimitable Bob IngeraoU a
ftecfoattag pebtic speaker.
TktFwjp Aigw nftk fsnak Head
out of the republican party in the tollow-1
style, which will be amusing to Frank
and his friends. Frank is now a "roo
end" community: "Judging from the
dispatches, the democrats headed by
Frank Mead undertook to get away with
the republican convention over at Man
dan. Frank ought not to be naughty
just because he owns an addition. Judge
Edgerly, according to a special to The
A.ugus, heads an uninstructed delegation.
He has always been a faithful republi
Kelleher says the people will see when
the democracy of Jamestown rises in its
mighty might, that there is still a God in
Israel, and that they will have a ticket
in the field which, like Banquo's ghost
will not down at the bidding of the re
publicans, or words to that effect. The
Alert admires Kelleher's "sand" the same
as it does that of the man who is pulling
hard against the stream and still going
back all the same. Kelleher has the
spirit of a Spartan, the faith of an Abra
ham and the patience of a Job. Uc
would make a good missionary or temper
Prom the Dally of Sunda y.
The material is here for constructing
the telegraph up the Mouse liiver branch.
The Alert is catching on judging from
the way the new subscribers are coming
Clias. O. Francis, of Spiritwood, came
up last evening to smile on his many
friends in Jamestown.
The dust flew promiscuously in town
yesterday, and a great many appeared on
the street in their eye protectors—glasses-
Several covered emigrant wagons pass
ed through town yesterday evening on
their way out into the country to locate on
government land claims.
It is more than probable that the re
maining portion of the present month
will be unusually wet and in view of
this fact the best of judgment should be
exercised in caring for the crops.
Col. Norton and wife, of Wheeling,
West Virginia, arrived in Jamestown
yesterday. The| Alert is informed that
Mr. Norton is the father-in-law of A. L.
Keepers, the Newport town site boomer.
It is said that it is now a settled fact
that the Mouse River branch will not
leave Newport out in the cold as hereto
fore stated these columns. The Alert
is glad to hear that snch is the case, and
gladly makes the correction.
Uncle Jimmy Dunn was in town yester
day. He had two fine calves killed by the
train the day before and a horse to die.
Uncle Jimmy's bad luck comes in big
doses when it does make a break for him,
but he is tough and able to stand it.
The Fargo supplement of the New York
Daily Graphic has made its appearance
"and is certainly a beautiful example of
artistic skill on the part of the artist and
shows the booming spirit of enterprise
on the part of the people of that city.
On the 4,000 acre Troy farm the thresh
ers are running at a lively rate, at work
on the oats and barley. It makes a "ten
der foot" open his eyes to about the size
of a full moon to see the grand scale on
which harvesting is done on our bonanza
J. J. Humphrey, Esq., a Davenport,
Iowa capitalist, was among the arrivals,
yesterday. He already has property in
terests here, and we hope he may secure
still more. Capital is what has develop
ed the country so rapidly and every acces
sion is an acceleration to this develop
Hon. J. H. Clemer, a prominent law
yer of Cincinnati, Ohio, arrived in James
town, yesterday, on a visit to his son, W.
C. Clemer, of this city, and to view the
famed wheat fields of Dakota. The
Alert hopes he will like it so well that he
will decide to become a citizen of our
town and county.
The Grand Central is being bricked-up
and when completed it will present quite
a handsome appearance. People gener
ally are giving attention to beautifying
and rendering their buildings more sub
stantial, which is a very gratifying state
of public feeling and confidence in the
future of the town.
The hotel enterprise, of which the
Alert made mention a few mornings ago,
is among the strong probabilities of the
near future. It is proposed to organize
a joint stock company and erect a $50,000
building, and the men who are taking
hold of the enterprise have the ironey to
carry it through with a boom if they de
termine to undertake it.
Alex. Gillfillan of Watseka, 111., broth
er-in-law of 1. C. Wade, has come out
here on a visit and to see the great James
River Valley, having read the Alert for
several months. He, as the queen of
Sheba said of Solomon's glory, thinks the
half has never been told of the beauties of
this town and vicinity. Those beauties
cannot be told. They must be seen to be
The Board of Trade requests the Alert
to urge the farmers while gathering their
products of all kinds to save samples of
their best in good order, and keep it for
the display at the Minneapolis Fair. The
suggestion is a timely and good one, and
the Alert joins with the board in mak
ing this request. That flag is at stake
and it can be brought to Stutsman coun
ty if the farmers will make their best ef
forts for it.
From the Duly, Tuesday.
The place for the west Main street
bridge is still there, and the new bridge is
still not there.
The contract for building the new
school house at Ypsilanti has been let to
Davidson & Holden.
Wm. M. Lloyd, Sr., a retired banker of
Altoona, Pa., and one of the prominent
citizens of the Keystone state, will visit
the Jamestown Lloyds within the next
A party went from town over to Spirit
wood Lake Sunday to take the sea breeze
in a sailboat. This lake is becoming
quite a favorite resort for pleasure and
Fifth arenoe sidewalk is to be extended
os oat to Prospect HOI addition across'
t|s nrcr te far wtakt, wttcfe wiUt
make a promenade about a mile and a
half in length.
Nearly every man in town is now tanned
a passible Indian color from driving out
into the country to see his wheat. The
nearer harvest approaches the earlier he
gets out in the morning.
The contract for building the new
school house in district eleven has been
let to Martin & Merwin at $1,000. It is
located on the northwest corner of section
22, township 14*2 range 64.
The Jamestown bankers report a very
lively and very healthy business. Money
is being liberally loaned to farmers, to be
used in the handling of the bounteous
crops now being harvested.
The train going east yesterday contain
ed eight coaches, two baggage,one express
and one mail car. The train going west was
two coaches less. These monster trains
indicate the immense travel over the
Quite a number of representatives of
the eastern press have gone through on
this line lately, and all who stop here,
without exception, agree that James
town is the prettiest site on the line of
the Northern Pacific road.
The Alert is informed that Dr. Camp
bell is suceeding -very satisfactorily in
Glendive, both in his professional prac
tice and property investments. His nu
merous friends Jamestown will be
pleased to learn of his success.
David D. Thompson, an editorial writer
on tlie Cincinnati Times-Star, an influen
tial daily, passed up the road yesterday.
He called at the Alert office to hurriedly
express his appreciation of the wonderful
fertility in this section of the northwest
The Alert has received a letter from a
merchant down in Kansas who contem
plates leaving that country and coming
up to Jamestown and engaging in
business. He also has several thousand
dollars to invest in town property and
Coman C. Ames, of Ames & Co., Far
go, dealers in agricultural implements, is
at the Dakota House, with his wife and
family. Last evening, in company with
Mr. Eager, he went out in the country to
view the harvesting of our big wheat
Hon. Wm. Beidclman, who by the way
is cutting a bounteous crop of barley on
his fine ranch, is satisfied from private
letters that some handsome investments
will be made in this section this fall by
wealthy residents of northeastern Penn
C. R. Flint, representing in Jamestown
the Lake City, Minnesota, nursery, after
a few days canvass, reports that the resi
dents of Jamestown are well disposed to
beautify the place with shade trees also,
that many intend to invest liberally in
A stranger, dropping into the Board of
Trade meeting, last evening, remarked
upon its splendid material. The meeting,
he said,would have reflected credit upon
city of 30,000 population. Much good will
be done through the medium of this or
At the Lloyds farms, in the immediate
vicinity of Jamestown, 2,500 acres of
wheat are being harvested, and J. W,
Goodrich, the manager, is satisfied that
the aggregate yield of wheat will amount
to over 50,000 bushels. Not less than
5,000 acres will be put in wheat next
An excellent judge estimates that the
wheat crop in this county will average
not less than twenty-five bushels to the
acre. The total yield of wheat is esti
mated all the way from 500,000 to 1,000,
000 bushels. Full and accurate statsitics
will soon be obtained through the medi
um of the Board of Trade.
Messrs. Mac-Queen and Young, the
post traders at Fort Keogh, were in town
on Sunday, on their way west. To
party in front of the Dakota House they
were enthusiastic over Jamestown's won
derful growth and manifest prosperity
They are live, business men and know
how to appreciate enterprise.
Two prominent and prosperous Eastern
merchants—Mr. Andrews of Detroit and
Mr. Kinney Cincinnati, before leaving for
their homes on yesterday's tram, passed
the following happy compliment on the
fertile fields tributary to Jamestown:
"The worst of the land hereabouts is as
good as the best we have at our homes.
Col. E. N. Norton, of Wheeling, West
Virginia, who is visiting his daughter,
Mrs. W. L. Keepers, of Newport, owns
and cultivates a large farm and vineyard
in the upper Ohio valley. The fertility
of the soil in North Dakota, and especial
ly in the James River valley, has most
agreeably surprised the worthy gentleman
and it would not take many words of per
suasion to cause him to become a North
Hardly a day passes but we receive letters
of inquiry about the country from parties
who have money to invest. The best ad
vice we can give such inquirers is to
come out and see the country for them
selves. If the country would not bear
critical inspection we would advise them
otherwise, but, as we have often said be
fore, this country can never be fully ap
preciated without being seen, hence we
advise those who wish to invest to come
and see for themselves.
From the Daily, Wednesday. •.
Mr. Russell, the veteran real estate
agent, went down «to Spiritwood yester
day to view the harvesting on his thrifty
farm in that section.
The freight traffic up the road has been
exceedingly lively ot late. Materials for
the extension of the road are being pushed
forward as rapidly as possible.
(Joanty Clerk Vennum reports that
operations in real estate, both in town lots
and country property, has more than
doubled in the past three weeks.
The select committee appointed by the
Board of Trade, to secure an exhibit of
Stutsman county's products at the coming
Minneapolis fair, intend to work zealous
ly the good cause.
County School Superintendent Nierling
says that the educational interests of the
young people of Stutsman county will not
He is coqptantif la receipt
of letters from teachers, evidently of
ability and experience, who desire to
to this section of North Dakota.
The Duluth pressed brick, 60,000, in
tended for the outer walls of the new
building for the First National Bank, are
on the road and will be at the Jamestown
depot before the week is ended.
Visitors from Miles City report that
2,000 head of cattle and 1,000 head of
sheep will be shipped from that point to
the east via Jamestown within the next
O. H. Hewit, Esq., the well know law
yer, will return from Pennsylvania this
afternoon with a fair, young bride, late
Miss Elizabeth Myers, a favorite resident
of Lewiston, in the Keystone state.
Frank Mead, one of Mandan's mos
enterprising and prosperous residents,
was in town yesterday. He openly pro
nounces Jamestown a glorious place with
a most brilliant future in store for her.
The nimrods of Jamestown are happy,
as the prohibitory game law went out of
effect yesterday morning. It is now law
ful to shoot all ground fowls, domestics
barred, and the woods hereaoouts are full
The Bismarck Tribune says that Mr
Joseph Hanauer, who while sick in
Jamestown was so kindly cared for by
his brother Odd Fellows, is again out on
the streets and able to shake the hands of
his many friends.
Commercial travelers are crowding into
Jamestown. Night before last there were
twenty at the Dakota house, representing
all the large mercantile centers from New
York to St. Paul. They had a very hap
py reunion in the hotel parlors.
A detachment of surveyors, in the
government service, just returned from
duty about sixty miles northwest of James
town, report that homestead and pre
emption claims are being taken up at
lively rate all along the line from James
Yesterday morning Mr. S. K. McGin
nis brought into town a magnificent
sheaf of oats from E. Schwellenbach's
farm, about two miles northwest of town
it was placed on exhibition at the Dakota
House corner, and attracted general at
tention from residents and visitors.
The railroad men report that quite
number of tramps are traveling along the
line of the road between Bismarck and
Fargo. They have wisely given James
town a wide berth. At several small set
tlements on the road they have been bold
aud impudent in their petty thievings.
Prof. Clias. A. Sanford, for the past
eight years superintendent of the public
schools at Lansing, Michigan, has been
visiting Jamestown friends for the past
few weeks. He has about decided to
come out next spring and locate a bonan
/.a farm, somewhere along the line of the
Mouse River Branch.
Mr. Wallace, president of the James
town Telegraph and TelephoneExchange,
informs the Alert that the polls and wire
are due here within the next few days,
when the work of construction will be
commenced and rapidly pushed to com
pletion. Already telephone service has
been engaged for over forty business
houses and residences.
A gentleman who arrived from Bis
marck, yesterday, reports that on Sundiy
and Monday last the town was in the pos
session of a mob of drunken men, laborers
on the railroad just paid off, and that dis
graceful scenes were enacted. That they
coursed through the streets, shouting and
firing off revolvers, and that many re
pectable women were driven from the
main streets by these drunken roughs.
The town is crowded with visitors and
and all the hotels are filled to overflowing.
At the Fifth Ayenue hotel, night before
last, the rush for accommodations was so
heavy that E. E. Dill, one of the worthy
proprietors, gave out all the rooms and
every cot. When he closed up and want
ed to secure rest, he found that the only
plan left was to hang himself up on a peg
or take the softest plank in the floor.
Two young residents of New York City
inform the Alert, by letter, that they
will start for Jamestown this week, with
a capital of about $5,000, to take up
homesteads in Stutsman county. They
admit that the branch railroad from
Jamestown north attracted them to this
section. In a postscript they add:
"Five or six more of the boys will come
out the spring with plenty of capital,
if we send home a favorable report.
Stutsman county can safely rely on seven
or eight worthy newcomers.
O. M. Hart is very anxious that the ex
hibit ot James llirer Valley products
should capture the blue ribbon at the Min
neapolis fair. He maintains that the best
stalks of grain should be pulled out by
the roots, not cut off, as by the former
methods the specimens will be in the veiy
best possible shape. Also, that fine sam
pies should be selected of our native
'grasses, on marsh and upland, and that
they should be pulled out by the roots.
He maintains, furthermore, that the selec
tions should be make without delay.
The reports from the Davenport farm
are most satisfactory. They are threshing
barley at a rate that opens the eyes
the average tenderfoot, with amazement
and admiration. On Monday the tally
box showed #total of 1,500 bushels as the
result of ten hours work, and yesterday
the remarkable score of 1,690 bushels was
recorded. Geo. Merwin and Pen Austin
stand at the cylinder, and Dave McMath
at the throttle. Over eight thnq»nd
bushels have been threshed from three
hundred acres, and still there is more to
follow. Mr. Glospell estimates the
at forty bushels per acre.
The editor of the Alexandria, South
Dakota, Herald, in writing up his late
trip along the line of the Northern Pacific
road, very reluctantly admits that James
town is a prosperous, happy and growing
place, and that its hotels are excellent in
every respect. But the good farmer, who
is raising within a stone's throw of James
town his tenth crop of wheat and finds it
the largest and best in the decade, will
feel inclined to denounce the South Dako
tian for his idiotio prediction that "the
WUMRTOF YTLFEFGTY,* UM Mtmw*
river, will be exhaused byjthe fifth crop
of wheat, and fail to pay expenses after
From the Daily Thursday.
Jas. B. Alexander, chief engineer of the
Fargo & Southwestern railroad, is in the
A small party of the lady guests at the
Dakota House arc camping out at Spirit
Quite a number of our townspeople
are preparing to take in Minneapolis dur
ing the coming fair week.
The Odd Fill ws of Jamestown will
learn with regret that Joseph Hanauer
has had a serious relapse at his home in
The Chicago daily Inter Ocean is pub
lishing a series of letters on North Da
kota from tne pen of its managing editor,
Curtis. They are highly complimen
tary, but not overdrawn.
At the Curtin farm a large force is at
work cutting the wheat. Mr. Curtin
thinks the average will be not less than
thirty oushels, and that the oats, an extra
fine crop, will yield an average of from
75 to 100 bushels.
A brother of Ira D. Sankey, the sweet
singer and junior member of the world
renowned firm of Moody & Saukcy, has
informed a gentleman of this place that
he will soon visit Jamestown
to secure a section or two of good wheat
W. S. Morrill, of Moorhead, was in
the city yesterday, on his way to Monta
na. The Moorhead News says of him
"He is going after red-headed woodpeck
ers. Being a taxidermist he will also
try and stuff a Sioux Indian before he re
Mr. Stetson, who lives about seven miles
northeast of Jamestown, has two acres of
corn, planted the middle of May, now in
tassel and silk and about seven feet high
He says he never saw corn grow nicer in
York state, and believes it will mature
before the frost comes.
On Tuesday evening, a quartet of sere
naders were out killing time, and running
the risk of being themselves annihilated,
in attempting to convey to quiet citizens,
blissfully reposing in the arms of Mor
pheus, the impression that it was "Morn'
ing by the bright light."
George C. Higgins, one of Dawson's
leading merchants, is visiting Jamestown
friends. He reports that all hands are
busy in the neighborhood of Dawson
cutting wheat and threshing barley. He
says that the wheat will average twenty
five bushels, some fields yielding as high
as thirty-five bushels to the acre.
Marshal Mansfield was busy to-day
stirring up the negligent owners of prop
erty within the fire limits to put up chim
neys as required by law. The fire limit
extends from Third street to Pacific
street, and from Third avenue to Seventh
avenue. The marshal intends to continue
to stir up the delinquents until they com
ply with the law.
County Clerk Vennum made a flying
trip to Eldridgc last evening. He reports
that the harvesters are busily at work all
along the line from Jamestown to Eld
ridge. At the latter place a steam
thresher is hard at work on barley Jones
& Glaspell expect to receive 15,000 bush
els of barley in their elevator within the
next few weeks.
A. G. Chambers yesterday sold two lots
near the intersection of Fourth avenue
and Third street, for $1,400 cash. He
paid $450 for them two months ago. One
of his friends, on being informed of the
sale, said to him: "You should have held
on—in thirty days they would readi
ly have brought $2,000." But Cham
hers' motto is quick sales and big profits
The good ladies of the Presbyterian
church will meet on Monday evening
next, at 7:30 oclock, at the residence of
Mrs. A. H. Hathorn, to makog arrange
ments for a festival, to be given in aid of
the extinguishment of the debt incurred
in the erection of the handsome and com
fortable parsonage. Only $200 incumb
rance remains, and the ladies of the
church will quickly wipe that out.
Jeff Donavan, a bonanza farmer of Ma
son county, 111, arrived in Jamestown
yesterday, having come out to view the
grain fields of Dakota. He was here
about a year ago, and remarks a wonder
ful progress in improvement in the in
tervening time. The Alert hopes Mr
Donavan will join the grand army of in
vestors in Jamestown property and Stuts
man county lands before he returns to the
It is reported, from a trustworthy
source, that the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul railway will soon extend its line
from the end of the track, a few miles
this side of Ellendale, to Jamestown. The
distance is only about 60 miles, and the
road could be constructed inside of nine
ty days. Be the report true or false, it is
an assured fact that at no distant day the
road will, of necessity, be extended to
Judge Buchanan, a prominent lawyer
of Evansville, Ind., who has been in
Jamestown for several days, went west on
yesterday's train. He will return in a few
days and invest largely in Jamestown
lots and Stutsman county lands. David
Curtin handsomely entertained the Ev
ansville attorney during his sojourn
here. He gave him a full inspection of
all the fanning lands in this section and
the judge was so charmed that he prompt
ly decided to invest.
The New York Tribune editorially says:
Dakota seems to have been fitted by na
ture for a vast permanent wheat field.
The conditions of the climate and soil fit
her for producing the best grades of
wheat and the largest average of crops
harvested for a succession of years in the
United States. It is within bounds to say
that,taking one year with another, a profit
of ten dollars an acre is made on wheat
land after paying all expenses of seed, cul
tivation and marketing.
M. Brookfield, of Newark, N. J., out
on a prospecting tour of the Northwest,
was in Jamestown yesterday, having
•topped off to take a view of the far*
famed metropolis of the James River Val
ley. He left home* tin 17th of June and
)*lbi«rQti»tiag ttatttaMm angftU^twiiUT,
in Canada and thus far in the Northwest
since. Mr. Brookfield is a journalist, en
joying a summer's vacation. After pro
ceeding to Mandan he will return to St.
Paul, take a boat down the river, and
via the Union Pacific railroad proceed to
the Pacific coast.
Mr. E. B. Eddy, president of the First
National bank of Fargo, and Judge Wil
son, a leading resident of Grand Forks, are
prominent in the long lipt of visitors to
the James River Valley during the last
few months. That enterprising resident
of Jamestown, li. M. Winslow, took the
gentlemen out on a tour of inspection last
evening, the Lloyd, Moran, Curtin, Eddy
and other farms being visited. They
were greatly pleased, and declared that
the grain was equal to any they had] ever
seen. Mr. Eddy secured samples of wheat
barley and oats, with which to astonish
on his return our friends in the Red Riv
From the Daily Friday.
Wm. L. Keepers, the Newport boomer,
is at the Dakota House..
The top story of the big elevator is be
ing elected with a boom.
A. P. Prichard, of Jamestown, N. Y.,
is visiting Jamestown, Dakota.
The town marshal is entitled to a first
class police regulation uniform.
C. A. Baker, of Tioga county, Pa., has
been investing largely in Jamestown lots.
Wm. H. Duune, the rustler and boomer(
has returned from a business trip to Bis
No accidents have occurred, as yet, in
the harvest fields in the neighborhood of
H. J. Whettey, one of the champion
boomers of Steele^ is in Jamestown, feast
ing on Metropolitan fare.
Work on the new court house is favor
ably progressing also, on the addition
to the public school building.^
H.J. Ott, of Klaus, Fox & Co., who
has been quite ill for some time past, is
rapidly convalescing, although still quite
There are only four prisoners now in
the county jail, a good showing for the
place and order prevailing throughout the
County Clerk Vennum intends to go
east next week—first to Wisconsin after a
flock of sheep, then to Minneapolis to
take in the fair.
Hon. E. P. Wells and family returned
to Jamestown yesterday, after a month's
absent in the cast. They" were warmly
There was an entire change of program
at Elmer's theater last night, and the en
tertainment gave very general satisfaction
to a crowded house.
Three government surveying parties
are at work up north and west, and dur
ing the fall a large amount of land will be
opened to settlement.
Athrcstory brick, 40xf)0 feet, fronting
on Fifth avenue, is in contemplation on
the Dakota House corner, as a substitute
for the present wooden building.
At the Kearney farm twenty-one
stalks of oats were raised from one gram.
These stalks yielded 1,482 grains. Messrs.
R. M. Winslow and S. J. J. Brown did
A. O. Elder, af Hancock county, 111., is
visiting W. L. Keefers, at Newport. He
intends to settle in Foster county and es
tablfsh a town site, to be known as Elders
ville, about ten miles nortji of Newport.
Marshal Mansfield must be on the alert
Tramps are reported plentiful along the
the road to Fargo, and a number of dep
redations have been committed at Valley
City and other points.
The magnificent sandstone front build
ing, in course of erection for the James
River National bank, was photographed
yesterday. The second story is up and
work will be rapidly pushed on to com
Jacob Booke, an account of whose
murder at Fort Lincoln, Dakota, is given
in a special dispatch from Mandan, was
one of two brothers who resided in
Jamestown last winter, working on the
foundation of the engine room at the
Jerome J. Flint, W. E. Dodge, B. W.
Fuller, A. A. Allen, N. Watkins and oth
ers intended to petition the board of
commissioners for anew road in James
town, from the south end of Wallace
avenue, and running southerly alto for a
bridge across the James river.
For several nights past, a party of
tramps, a dozen strong, have been lodg
ing in the North Pacific hotel barn,
breaking the lock to the deor to secure
entrance. This morning about 12:30
Marshal Mansfield, with several of our
young men as his aids, visited the barn,
but failed to find any tramps.
Mr. Doolittle yesterday received a let
from Church & Brackett, of Minneapolis,
relative to the new posts for the park, in
which they say: "There are no cedar
posts in the city we had some cut but
found them unsound and condemned
them. Others are ordered and will be
shipped at once."
There is a general feeling among the
people of this town that something ought
to be done by the city council to procui
afire engine. The Alert has been urging
this matter upon the city authorities and
the people for several months and we are
glad to see that its admonitions on this
subject have not been lost, but on the
other hand are bearing fruit.
The Board of Trade, last night, laid on
the table the proposition of a foreign
newspaper to "puff" the town for a cer
tain consideration. At its prior meeting
a like proposition, from another foreign
newspaper concern, was treated in the
same way. The businees men of James
town have wisely decided that the home
newspapers are their best advertising
D. D. Thompson, correspondent of the
Cincinnati Daily Tidies-Star, is in James
town, on his way from the west. He re
ports the crops throughout Northern
Dakota, east of the Missouri, as amazing.
He saw samples of wheat between James
town and Bismarck that will yield 3S
eragc 65 bushels. At Steele's farm he saw
oats—the Russian feather oats—that are
expected to yield 120 bushels to the acre.
Mr. Hanauer expresses his gratitllde
to the people of Jamestown for the kind
ness shown him while his affliction
here the past week, in a communication
to be found in another column.
Yesterday morning, about 3:30 o'clock,
as the Alert was going to press, a strang
er, well dressed and gentle in bearing,
dropped into the sanctum and inquired
where he could obtain a lodging house.
He stated that he had tried all the hotels
in vain. He was directed to the railro|d
Thos. B. Harris, for a number of years
station agent at Jamestown, is again in
the toils. About ten months ago he was
arrested for embezzling some $3,000 from
the Jamestown office, but his friends gave
him the money to make his shortage good
and he skipped the town. Now he turns
up at Larimore, D. T., where he was sta
tion agent, and again in the hands of the
sheriff, for embezzling $1,900 from the
Manitoba road. It is reported that he is
perfectly undisturbed and confident that
his friends will get him out of the scrape.
Mr. Klaus intends to clear the wooden
buildings from the three lots east of Mc
Ginnis's new building, fronting Main
street, partly occupied now by the North
western House, if the citizens will form a
joint stock company and build a $50,000
hotel on that location. Mr. Klaus will
take stock in the enterprise to the amount
of the value of the lots as they may be
appraised by three disinterested men.
There is no doubt but this would be a
profitable investment, and the offer will
probably be taken at once by our capitals
Ists. The furnishing of the hotel would
reqiHre, probably, $25,000 additional.
A Compliment to Oar Odd Fellows.
Wm. A. Bentley, Grand Master of Odd
Fellowship in the territory of Dakota, in
a private letter to the Alert, closes with
the following compliment to the lodge at
this place, in referring to the recent af
fliction of Mr. Hanauer, at this place:
Permit me as Grand Master of the Ter
ritory to say that I am proud of James
town Lodge, and deeply thankful for
their kindness and the kindness of your
people, to my friend and brother, JdSe
Hanauer, w^ho is a true man and Owl
Fellow. WM. A. BENTLEY.
While this instance of assistance and
relief is only one of a thousand of like
kind by the Odd Fellows fraternity, the
Alert takes pleasure in making it public,
that those who may have prejudices with
out knowledge against the institution,
may see how groundless their objections
are, not that Odd Fellowship needs any
Three good yoke of work oxen for sale,
inquire of Lee Verdigan, at Pipestone
bridge, one mile west of town. l-tf
Costly outfit free,
$12 a day at home eMil\j mads
Address True ICo.,A«
OTTONWOOD AND BOX-ELDER TREKS
Any sizeund quantity desired. Write for pricM
to £. M. FULLER,
Proprietor Bismarck Green HonsM,
ii 4 -d fe wk-.l^n Bismarck.
Notice is hereby given that the following petition
wiil be presented to the Board of Commissioner*
for Stutsman county- D. T., at their Brst meeting
after the third publication of the same.
To the Hon. Hoard of Commissioners of Stntaman
county, D. T.:
We. the undersigned residents of Stutsman coun
ty, Dakota Territory, do most respectful? petition
yOur honorable body for a road eommenclng at the
foot (or south end) of_ Wallace avenus, in the vil
lage of Jamestown, Stutsman county, li. T. and
running thence southerly on the township line be
tween ranges sixtr-three and sixty-four, crossing
the James river at the flrst intersection thereof, by
said line, and then following the bend of said river
at the next intersection, on tne east bank thereof,
on to the towns!ip line above described.
And lurther, we ask and petition for a bridge
across the said James river at the flrst intersection
And for the same we shall ever prar.
Dated Jamestown, D. T., August 15,1M.
JEKOME J. FLINT, IK. WATKINS,
W. B. DODGE,
B. W. FULLER,
A. A. ALLEN,
H. T. BENT,
S. F. CORW1N,
J^OTICE OF FINAL PROOF.
Land Office at Fargo, D. T. Aug. IT, IMS.
Notice is hereby given that the following nam«4
settler has filed notice of his intention to make lnal
proof in support of his claim and secure final entry
thereof on the 19th day of September, 1888, vit:
John Jensen Oram, E No. 19C2, for the north-
west quarter (nwjtf) of sec 4, Tp. 141 n, R.Mw,
and names the following as his witnesses, vis:
Fred Clausen, John Reed.Ove Johnson, Yorgea
Yeneen Oram, all of Stutsman county, T.
The testimony to be takan before Johnson
Nickeus, clerk of the district court, at Jamestown,
Stutsman county, D. T„ on the 18th day of Sep*
tember, A. D. 1863, at his office.
HOBAOI At?STIR. Register.
E. P.Wells A Dudley, Attorneys 4-St
Jj'OTICE OF FINAL PROOF—
Land Offico at Fargo, T, Ang. 11,1889.
Notiee is hereby given ihat the following nasw4
settler has Sled notice of his intention to make
final proof in support of his claim and secure teal
entry thereof on the 10th day of Septeaher, MM,
James P. Fargo, 8 No 10,001, for the Be of
•ec 10, tp 140 n, 63 w, and names the following ss
his witnesses, vis:
J. Mills, O. V. White, David Cartin, Geo. W.
Vennum, all of Stutsman county, T.
The testimony |to be taken before Johnson
Niekeus, clerk of the district court, at Jameatswa,
for Stutsmanlcounty, T. on the 15th day of Sen
tember, A D1888, at hie office.
HOBACB ACSTIW, Register,
Johnson Nlckeog, Attorn*/. 441
J^OTICE OF FINAL PROOF—
°®ce at Fargo, T, Aug., 1,18b3.
Notice is hereby given that the following name*
filed notice of her intention to
final proof in support of her claim and secure Anal
entry thereof on the S7th day of September, 18M,
MtryMcKenzle, 8 No. 87M for the ew |of mt
4, tp 141 n, 64 w, and names the following as her
N. J. Orahn, John McGiants*
John T. Eagan, all of Stutsman county, T.
The testimony to be taken before Johnson C.
Nickeus, clerk of the district court, and Wm. 11.
Dunne, notary public, at Jamestown, T,on the
*)th day of September, A lg&i, at his office.
And you, Peter 8. Krooh, who made I ML
1880, for above described land, are hereby
noufled to appear at this offire at tlnse
and place specified for final proof of claimant, aad
set fcrth the reason, if any theie be, why aha
should not be allowed to make the same.
M. W HORACE ADSTIH, Retfrter.
Dunne ft Marsh, Attorneys. 44
OTIC E OF CONTEST—
Land Office at Fargo, D. T., Ana. 7,1AM.
Complaint having been entered at this
Albert Ellis against Edward Brexholm for
sUndoning his H. E.No.818», dated May lit?
1881. upon the northeast quarter of sec. 10, tp
1881, Ww, In StnUman county, D. T., with
view to cancellation of said entry: the said per.
ties are hereby summoned to appear at this
on the 10th day of October, lasTst 10 o'clock, a.
iirM??n! 'nrnish testimony
Mid illegra ibando&ment^
Donne Mirth. Attorney. 444
U. S Land Office, Fargo, D. T., Ang. 14,1M.
at this office by
*"h law as to timber-caltara
dfted August87, ins, opoa the wjf
self and e* of sw| sec «L tp 141, Shi State*
"1*" .^nn|y' T., with a view to tiw cancellation
ward L. Perkins has failed to break or cease te be
brokrn Sve serai of saM tractduring the year from
August trth, -1HH0, to Anguet *nh, MM, aMl
break or cause to be
"J pwtlw of said tract from Aunet 17,
M»l. to August 14, 188*. The said parties ere here?
by summoned to appear at this ottceoii the lath
ana famish testimony
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