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THE LOCAL BUD8ET.
Xore About the Suspected Murderer— Another Interview Concerning the rolltleal Bebels up Blimuck. Stntsman County and the Minneapolis Exposition—What the Oood Metho dist Brethren are Dolnr. Fromths I*My, Wednesday. Northern Pacific Beneficial Association. Vice President Oakes, of the Northern Pacific Hail road Company, has authorized the general manager to guarantee all ben efits payable by the above named associa tion to its members,to the extent of $6,000 per annum. This is practically a contri bution to the funds by the Northern Pa cific company of $100,000, if interest be considered at 6 percent. but at the rate of govern nieut bonds it would be equiva lent to not less than $150,000 invested in such scan ities for the benefit of the asso ciation. The company also agrees to put in com plete order and turd over to the associa tion, free of charge, the large building now used as a hospital at Brainerd. Also, to erect such additional buildings as may be required from time to time without cost to the association The local treasurer of the Northern Pa cific railroad company is authorized to act custodian of the funds without charge A large part of the consideration to be paid to local physicians will consist of free transportation over the railroad, and this also will be furnished by the compa ny, and relieves the association of expen ses to that extent. It is also proposed, that wherever shops may lie located, neat and comfortable dwellings shall be erccted by the compa ny, to be rented to employes, and also libraries and reading rooms established. This cannot all be done immediately, but is embraced in the plans of the future. The association at its late meeting de cided to foster libraries and homes for its employes. In this laudable undertaking the asbociation has the authorized support of the management of the company. Za Patrlok Lynch a Murderer? The people in Jamestown, ilie legal fraternity in particular, are "considerably excited over the case of Patrick Lynch, in confinement at the county jail as an escaped murderer from Indiana. The prisoner yesterday labored under considerably excitement. Upon the re ceipt of the telegram from the Indiana authorities to hold the man, the shackles were put upon him to render any attempt at escape futile. He said to Sheriff Mc Kcchnie, last evening, "I wish to God you didn't have that warrant for me," and at tlie same interview he admitted that his name was Patrick Lynch. The sheriff is satisfied that Lynch is the man wanted by the Indiana authorities, who will be in Jamestown early next week, and he intends to keep a close watcli on tlie prisoner until they come and claim him. Messrs. Turner and McIIugh were busy yesterday morning, preparing a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, to be for warded to Judge Hudson, at Fargo, in the afternoon mail. In the petition it is al leged that the man is unlawfully restrain ed of his liberty. They ask Judge Hud son to set the lltli day of September for a hearing at the court hou?e in Jamestown, and they maintain that the Indiana sheriff can't get his clutches on the man until af ter the hearing is had. Mr. Dodge, the prosecuting attorney, says that the prisoner has no possible show to escapc through the medium of a writ of habeas corpus. Tint his confine ment in jail, to await requisition from In diana, is under the law that one party, an eye witness to the murder, made affi davit that Lynch committed the crime, and that Sheriff McKechnie also made af fidavit that the prisoner, when arrested by him, admitted that he had killed An gus McNeal, saving, "I'm the man, but most any one would cut a man in self de fense." The Bismarck Rebellion. The Alert had a talk yesterday with another prominent republican, and a Tery conservative man, over the action of the Burleigh county lepubiicans in repu diating the call for the legislative district convention, to be held at Jamestown on the 20th of September. "There may be some question," said the conservative republican, as to the regularity of this call. An effort will un doubtedly be made at the Grand Forks convention by the delegates from the va rious counties of the legislative district to settle this dispute in a manner satis factory to all parties concerned. Then, if Burleigh county should fail to come into the fold after the rest of us have offered the olive branch and have yielded to her all that is fair and all that she is entitled to, we shall procced, without her aid, to make the nominations and then to elect our nominees "All the count its in the district will, I am satisfied, unite in this course. Bur leigh county will be put on the de fensive. But the other counties will, I am satisfied, leaven stone unturned to secure a fair and amicable remedy for all complaints that may be made with any fairness by the Bismarck clique. When that is done, if they still kick, we shall ask no more of them. "Should the Bnrleigh county republi cans refuse all our pcace offerings and de cline to support our nominees, their ac tfcm would not jeopardize the success of the republican ticket in this legislative district, for the republican majority in the district is sufficiently large t» overcome all the' opposition that the Bismarck clique could bring to work against us.*' X. E. Conference Meeting-. The 4th quarterly confcreucc of the 1. E. church of Jamestjwn station was held in the study of the churchy last night, which was presided over by Eld. G. It. Ilair, ot the Red River district, at which the following officers were appointed for the ensuing year: Trustees, I. C. Wade, A. A. Allen, Dr. Baldwin, J. T. Bush, R. SI. Winalow, 8. Duff, and J. W. Davidson. Stewards, L. II. Townsend, J. W. Day l&Qn, Mrs. ft. Davidson, Sirs. J. T. Bash ana Mrs. John Ycnnuit). 1 The pastor for this station will lie an pointed JIT the Minnesota conference Wfcfcb will be held «l Qwatoona, Minne sota, October 4tli. It is very probable that the present pastor, Rev. W. L. Demorest, will be returned to this station another year, and it certainly is the wish of the congregation that he may be returned. Alter the Silk Banner. Quite a party of gentlemen and ladies were busily engaged all of yesterday, at the engine house, selecting and preparing for shipment representative specimens of this year's crops in Stutsman county, for exhibition at the great Minneapolis fair, to commence on Monday next. Promi nent among the lady workers were the mother and sister of Hon. E. P. Wells and Mrs. Waldo Dennis. An Alert representative took a hasty survey of the exhibit last night, and amid the confusion, occasioned by the hurry in the preparation on account of the larger part of the specimens coming late in the evening, gathered the names of a few of the contributors. There was a full car load of the specimens which will creditably represent Stutsman county amid the ag gregation of the wonderful products of the Great Northwest. Among the num erous collections were uoted the follow ing: D. Curtin, oats six feet high, and vines of wild grapes and hops. Mr. Wycht, northeast of town, matured ears of corn grown on sod of this year's breaking. Mr. Weston, near Eldridge, stalks of corn niue feet in height. Messrs. Wells and Atkinson, tine specimens of wheat and oats. A fine bundle of flax from 22-141 63. Mrs. Nichols, specimens of currant, gooseberry and raspberry jelly ot this year's growth. H. W. Dewy, fine speci mens of cabbage, beets, turnips and pars nips. J.J. Thompson, line display of vegetables, among which were cabbages three and a half feet in diameter. J. J. Flint, a half bushel each of seven differ ent varieties of potatoes, line enough to make an Irishman absolve all allegiance to the Green Isle. Pat. Moran, a hill of potatoes amounting to nearly a peck, and a specimen of his oats which yielded 114 bushels per acre. A. Klaus, a specimen each of his hand and steam moulded brick. Joe. Freeman, a specimen of his lime, slacked and unslacked. Hundreds of other specimens as good as those named above were among the lot. The exhibit was loaded in a car last night and will start this morning at eight o'clock for its destination. Messrs. D. L. Wilbur and Waldo Dennis will start for Minneapolis this afternoon to superintend the arrangement of the exhibit on the fair ground. Another car load of specimen products, mainly vegetables, will probably be forwarded about Sunday next. A Model Farm. 1 I. C. Wade, secretary of the Jamestown Board of Trade, makes the following re port of this year's operations on his farm of 1,200 acres, about three miles east of town. The wheat harvest, 273 acres, will be finished this week. One acre was threshed and yielded thirty bushels of No. 1 hard. He has cut and threshed 35 acres of oats, having 50 acres in crop, and the yield has ranged from 65 to 75 bush els to the acre. He sold the oats on the spot for fifty cents a bushel. He intends to hold his wheat and will not take less than $1 a bushel in his opinion the Egyptian war and its complications will soon pu*. the price up to $125. He ilias put up over 100 tons of hay, having 50 acres of fine meadow land, yielding from three to five tons to the acre. He will have 500 acres ready for the seed next spring. Mr. Wade has a tree claim and is pay ng espccial attention to the cultivation of trees. He is growing walnuts, hick ories and willows, but in his opinion the catJpas aie the best for this climate and soil. He says that tney have good growth with magnificent foliage and make good timber. Delighted with the Country. The Rev. Dr. Tuttle, pastor of the First Universalist church of Indianapolis, the leading and wealthiest religious congre gation of that city, litis been in James town for several days, the guest of his old friend, Hon. E. P. Wells. He left last evening for the Yellowstone valley, to pass a few weeks in the National Wonder land. On his way home he will make another brief sojourn in Jamestown. Dr. Tuttle is not only a very learned man but an old and observing traveler, both in America and Europe. He is an enthusiastic admirer of the James River Valley and his favorable opinion is cer tain to work good to this community. Yesterday morning Mr. Wells piloted him through the luxuriant grain fields sur rounding Jamestown and the glorious panorama excited and delighted him without measure. He said that no one could'form any fair estimate of the fer tility of this favored country by hurriedly passing through it on a railroad train that he must halt at Jamestown and drive out into the surrounding country to obtain a fair ulea of its wonderful fertility. The reverend gentleman made many agreea ble acquaintances in Jamestown. The New Hotel Project. That enterprising resident of James town, Mr. Anton Klaus, kindly exhibited to the Alert reporter, yesterday, the plans for the new hotel to be erected in James town next spring. It will have a frontage of 200 fe«-t on Front street and a frontage of 130 feet on Fifth avenue, covering eight lots. It will be three stories high, built of stone and brick and its construc tion will cost about $75,000. The design, I made by Mr. Klaus, is an excellent one. On the "ground floor there »"ill be twelve fine stores—eight on Front street and four on Fifth avenue. On tho same floor will he the hotel office, barber sliop, dining room, kitchen, etc., the main entrance to the hotel facing on Front street. The parlors will be on the second floor. In all there will be 104 sleeping rooms in tho hotel. Mr. Klaus has done much to liene- fit Jamestown and he has the means and the desire to do much more. This new hotel will be an ornament to the city and it will be as useful as ornamental. Jss. II. Watson, a carriage manufac. turer, Geo. H. Hadley, a wholesale gro cer, and Geo. Durham, a banker—all of Crawfimlsyillc, lnd —arc in town, anx ious to invest largely in the James River Valley. Their old townsman, Mr. Fry, of Fry & lnsley, will see that they aire well taken care of while hero. JAMESTOWN BOOMING. A Batch of Oratltylmr Reports Showing the Wonderful Productiveness About Jamestown. The Beal Estate Market very Active, with Very Large Transactions In Town Lota and Farm Lands. From tlie Daily, Friday. A Visitor From Switzerland. Adolphe Ott, representative of the "Swiss-American Land Office," head quarters at Baste, Switzerland, and editor of the "Helvetian," a sprightly weekly newspaper published at Baste in the in tcres of all parties anxious to emigrate to the United States, favored the Alert with a most agreeable call last evening. Mr. Ott has been in Jamestown for several days and has been handsomely enter tained by Anton Klaus, Mr. Cassal, a fellow countryman of Mr. Ott, and other townspeople. He has thoroughly inspect ed the Jamestown belt and he pronounc es it the most fertile and attractive coun try ho ever viewed. Mr. Ott comes to the Northwest with the very highest testimo nials, prominent among them an auto graph letter from Mr. Droz, the president of the Swiss Confederacy, comnicnding him to the kindly attentions of the Amer ican people. Mr. Ott has established sev eral very flourishing Swiss settlements in the United States, noticeably a Kentucky settlement now numbering over 500 pros perous and happy people. He intends to establish a Swiss colony in North Dakota and has about decided to plant it in the immediate territory tributary to James town. He will bring here 300 well to-do skilled farmers from the oldest republic in Europe, and he is satisfied that as many more desirable Swiss immigrants will lo cate here in each succeeding year. Mr. Ott says that the Swiss people look upon America as the promised land. False reports concerning the Northwest have kept the Swiss emigrants from this favored land. On his return to Baste he will correct these erroneous opinions and show to his conntrymen that North Da kota is not, as Gen. Hazen and other li belous scribblers have declared, a great desert that, to the contrary, it is a "most fertile land and just the place for the thrifty "Switzers" to locate upon and speedily grow into independence. He will leave to-day for Bismarck and Miles City, but will return to Jamestown within the next few weeks and )journ for some days. The distinguished repre sentative of grand, old Switzerland is cer tain to be most cordially received. He will return to his mountain home in about two months. Is Be a Martyr or a Murderer Mr. Nickeus, clerk of the district court, received an order from Judge Hudson, yesterday, instructing him to issue a writ of habeas corpus and serve the same on the sheriff this writ commands the sheriff to bring before the judge, at his cham bers in Jamestown, on the 11th day of September, at 3 p. one "Patrick 31c Carty," now restrained of his liberty. It is expected that the Indiana authorities, with the necessary requisition papers, will be here on Monday. An effort will be made to persuade Judge Hudson to come up to Jamestown at once and inquire into the legality of the prisoner's confine ment. The sheriff, the prosecuting at torney and the committing magistrate are firmly of the opimob that the prisoner is a murderer and they intend to stubbornly contest any and ever}- attempt to set him at liberty. The Alert reporter called on the prison er, at the jail, last evening. Lynch, as his name is recorded on the jailor's book, was decidedly downhearted. He was anx ious to know what the people of James town thought of his case. "I'm an inno cent man,"-he said, "and it's an outrage to keep me here. I never killed any one. When that little depredation, in the fall of '76, occurred in Indiana, I was work ing in the lumber districts of Minnesota. I've been here a week and 1 want to get out. If 1 had friends or money, I'd soon be out. What arc my lawyers doing?" A Bismarck Boomer in Town. John McLean, one of Bismarck's most enterprising citizens, is in Jamestown, en joying the fat of the land and basking in the smiles of warm friends. He gives cheering news about the metropolis of the Upper Missouri valley how brick blocks are going up and how well-heeled immi grants are tickling the fertile soil in that locality. Jamestown people are always glad to hear of Bismarck's prosperity. The Alert, aware of this friendly senti ment, lias ever said kindly words of the best town west of Jamestown. Mr. McLean is here to forward the ship ment of 16,000 bushels of oats to Fort Totten, to fill a goverment contract, Ho bought 10,000 bushels up at Bi»marck, at fifty cents per bushel, delivered at the post. He wants to buy 6,000 bushels in Jamestown but he will fail to make a pur chase unless he materially stiffens his rates. He is part owner and secretary of the big elevator at Bismarck, with capacity to devour 75,000 bushels of grain. He looks upon the Jamestown elevators with amaze ment and admiration. He tells the Alert th it Burleigh county has raised this year 400,000 busnels of wheat, 600,000 bushels of oats, very little barley and plenty of corn and potatoes—a very good showing for a community of 7,000 souls. A Charmln* .Entertainment. The ladies of the Presbyterian church did a neat little financial job last night, and they accomplished their object in a way that reflected credit on themselves and afforded pleasure to their legion of friends. On tho handsome parsonage lately erected by the congregation, a debt of a few hundred dollars remained, and this debt the ladies resolved to cancel. They had a series of secret consultations and the issue was a delightful festival, and the wiping oqt of the vexatious debt. Thy spacious dining room of the Dakota House was kindly placed at the disposal of the ladies. From to lO:30 p. m. the room Was thronged with the prominent business men and the most charming matrons and maidens of Jamestown. Thev were royally entertained and they contributed ^eaerously and gladly to tfco JAMESTOWN WEEKLY ALERT. VOL 5. JAMESTOWN. STUTSMAN COUNTY, D. T., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1882. NO 6 cause. Socially and financially the en tertainment was a grand success. To Mrs. J. J. Flint, Mrs. A. It. Hatliorn, Mrs. H. M. Wallace, Miss Lizzie Wells and Miss Minnie Lyon especial credit is due. Of course, the devout pastor, the Rev. Mr. Fanning, and his wife contrib uted largely to the grand success of the entertainment. Real Estate Very Active. For the week ending last evening the number of transfers filed for record in the office of the register of deeds of Stutsman county were larger than for any previous week sincc the county was organized. The deputy register, in charge of the office, predicts that the transfers will steadily increase, in number, now that the harvest is about garnered, until the snow flies next winter. The purchasers of Stutsman county land, as shown by this week's transfers, hail from all parts of the United States and from across the water Many of the conveyances cover large tracts of valuable lands. A notice able feature for the week is the yery heavy dealing in Jamestown lots. The following is the list ot transfers of property recorded during the week: llenry Ott and wife to Gen. Michael R. Morgan, of Fort Snelling, Minnesota, block 71, lvlaus' addition to Jamestown consideration $3,*00. David Curtin to Latta, lot 1, block 17, Curtin's addition to Jamestown con sideration $150. E Thurston to S Ilarnisli, of Hunt ingdon county, Pa, lots 443 and 444, Jones and Vennuiu's .addition to Jamestown, consideration $500. Henry Kinguetteand wife to Frances Kelly, 18 feet oil the east side of lot 4, block 23, Jamestown consideration $700. Sarah Jones to Elizabeth Reed, lot 224, Jones and Vennum's addition to Jamestown consideration $200. Jerome Flint to Daniel Long, east half of lot 4, block 36, Jamestown con sideration $700. Fuller, Allen & Dodge to Agnes O'Con nor, lots 1 and 2, block 1, River Side ad dition to Jamestown consideration $150. Archibald Miller to Patrick Robertson, of Glasgow, Scotland, lot 48, Jones and Vennum's addition to Jamestown con sideration $300. Wm Lloyd, jr., to Thomas Lloyd, lot C, block 11, Jamestown consideration 81. Win. M. Lloyd, jr., to George A Straw, lot 19, block 2^5, Lloyd's second addition to Jamestown consideration $100. John W Tousley and wife, of Minneap olis, to Sarah Sanborn, lot 23, block ID, New Minneapolis consideration ijslOO. Same to George Parsons, of Cambridge port, Mass, lots 17 and IS, block 19, in New Minneapolis consideration $200. Tlios 13 Lloyd to Wm Lloyd, jr, lot 11, block 25, Jamestown consideration §1,000. Wm Tileston and wife, of St Paul, to James A Atkinson and James Parncll, lots 20 and 21, block 2, Pannell and Tilest on addition to Jamestown consideration $600. Vincent S Stone, of Fargo, et al, to Harry Cornwall, lot 9, block 9, town of Barton consideration 840. David II Fowler to W II Wetmore, lot 10, block 5S, Klaus' addition to James town consideration $325. Anton Klaus and wife to Eliza S Cox, of Newark, N J, lot 11, block 62, Klaus' addition to Jamestown consideration $350. Wells and Dudley to same, lot 3, block 11, Curtin's addition to Jamestown con sideration $125. Simuel McGinuis to same, lots 25 and 26, block 1, McGinnis' addition to Jamestown consideration $600. Henry Winser, of St Paul, to Samuel McGinnis, lots 25 and 26, block 1, Mc Ginnis' addition to Jamestown consider ation $500. John McGinnis to Thomas W Bell, lot 6, block 44, Capital Ilill addition to Jamestown consideration $150. Lyman Minor to Eugene Thomas, of sec 21 and nw '4 of sec 23, tp 139, 65 consideration $500. Atkinson & Pannell to Jennie Mc Cutcheon, lots 3 and 4, block 8, Atkin son & Pannell's addition to Jamestown consideration $175. Same to Casper Husclika, block 6, At kinson & Pannell's addition to James town consideration, $650. Waldo Dennis to Wheeler and Daniel Vernulye, of St Paul, 21434' acres in sec 27, tp 140, 64 consideration $10,737.50. Richard Sykes to William Brocklc hur8t, of England, sees 15, 21 and 27, tp 146, 70 consderation $9,600. Same to Arthur Henry Sykes, of Eng land, sefs 23, 25, 27, 33 and 35, tp 146, 68 consideration $16,W0. Same to Thomas Lever Rushton, of England, sees 15, 17 and 21, tp 146, 69 consideration $11,200. Same to Walter Fletcher, of England, sec 27, tp 146, 69 consideration $3,200. Same to Thomas Reed Wilkinson, of England, sec 9, tp 146, 6S, considera tion $2,400. William White and Mary E Hoy to Edith Tread well, lot 19, in Summit Place, Wadsworth's addition to James town: consideration $175. Atkinson & Pannell to Sarah E Ames, of Ann Arbor, Mich, lots 1, 11 and 12, blk 2 in Atkinson & Pannell's addition to Jamestown consideration $'J70. Same to Maggie E Courtney, of New York City, lots 1 and 2, blk 9 in Atkin son Jc Pannell's addition to Jamestown consideration $175. Same to Nettie Ames, of Ann Arbor, Mu ll, lot 2, blk 2, in Atkinson & Parnell's addition to Jamestown: consideration $90. Harry Cornwall to W S Whittlesey and Wm Knapp, of Eldruige, uw V4, sec 12, tp 140, t:i, consideration $1,250. S to John Matthews, nw 4 sec 12, tp 140, 65 consideration $400. Home stead. Same to John Raohford, lot 2, sec 24, and lot 15, sec sin, tp 140, containing 54. "S acres consideration $10.48. Home stead. Guido I'fistcr and wife, of 3Iilwaukee, to Henry E Snueding, of llacine, Wis., sec 7, tp 141, consideration $3,749. Elizabeth Heed to Sarali Jore,. iot 225 in Jones Ycnni.tu a a«klition to J&nitiSioyvn consideration §17.": quit claim. Atkinson & Pannell to Margaret Tile^-: ton', of St Paul, lots 21, 22, 2-5 and 24 in Atkinson Pannell's addition to -iames town consideration il.OOo. Contract. A fall of two dollars per barrel on flour ia not bad to tafce. ELDRIDGE NOTES. From the Alert's Correspondent. A visit to the Davenport farm, last Sat urday, revealed the fact that 620 acres of wheat have already been cut, and that by the end of the present week ttie remain ing 300 acres will be harvested and ready for the threshing machine. The grain is heavy andjin fine condition. Should no continuous rain set in, it is estimated that it will all grade "No. 1 Hard," and yield 28 bushels per acre. The traffic in real estate is again on the boom, and land of all kinds is in great de mand. Jerry Collins and F. E. Jones will rep sesent Eldridge !u good shape at the Min neapolis exhibition with fine san»ples of Scotch Fife and Patent office wheat, white Russian and Hungarian oats, and Iied top, liip-gut, Blue-point, Crow feet and other specimens of wild hay, some of which lias attained a height of eight feet. Chas. B. Clark is building a fine two story house on his lately acquired piece of land adjoining his model tree claim. Barley is being shipped quite freely from the elevator, in order to make room for the wheat which will pour in in about ten days. Never in the history of this country have harvest hands been so soaree. Not withstanding the fact that there arc 1,500 additional havesters in Cass and Stutsman counties, one-third of our farmers arc losing grain daily on account of not hav ing sufficient help to take care of it. Kfl'EHT. The Davenport Farm. S. L. Glaspell, one of the owners of the Davenport farm, near Eldridge, and its manager, informs the Alert that the liar vest will be completed this week and that the threshing of wheat will commence on Monday next. There are 800 acres in wheat and the yield per acre promises to exceed thirty bushels. The 250 acres in barley threshed out nearly 10,000 bushels a fraction less than forty bushels to the acre. The oats, 135 acres, have been cut: the yield will go from 90 to 100 bushels to tiie acre, as most of the crop is White Russian and very heavy. Over 250 tons of hay have been cut and stacked this season. Over 1,600 acres will be put in crop next season. Mr. Glaspell says that he intends to hold on to the wheat until it is worth one dollar per bushel in this market. A car load of Stutsman county pro ducts was dispatched to Minneapolis yes terday morning, and on the afternoon train Messrs. D. L. Wilbur and Waldo Dennis left for the same city, commis sioned by the Jamestown Board of Trade to see that the exhibit is given a good place in the exposition building. The gentlemen will remain in Minneapolis during fair week, to watch over the ex hibit and to give to inquirers all desired information relative to Jamestown and the James River Valley. On Sunday an additional lot of grains, grasses and vege tables will be forwarded to Minneapolis by express, and Secretary Wade desires the Alert to urge all residents of the val ley to send in to him by to-morrow night the best that they have in their fields, gardens or meadows. The Jamestown Roller mills are run ning at full force on new wheat, Pat Moran furnishing the grain, a choice ar ticle of No. 1 Hard. The first new wheat purchased by the mill will be delivered to-day it is a thousand bushel lot and tLe price to be paid is eighty-one cents per bushel Cornwall is the raiser and seller. The mill at full capacity consumes 500 bushels of grain in twenty-four hours and the steadily increasing demand for the "Belle of Jamestown-' indicates that the machinery will be kept in constant mo tion for some tune to come. The export demand, from the county and up the rail road, to the end of the track, also shows a steady increase. A special edition of the Northwestern Land Journal, edited by Prof. C. II. Clemmer, principal of the public schools of Jamestown, is now in press at the Alert office and will be issued the first of next week. It will contain full informa tion concerning North Dakota's boom, her big crop of 'S2, and will be a valuable paper to send out into all parts of the United States, containing, as it does, such information as the home seeker and in vestor in the northwest would desire. Price five cents per copy. Orders left at the Alert officc will reccivc prompt at tention. At last the spell of silence that has hung like a might}' calm over the place where the West Main street bridge was wanted is broken. To-day the heavy thud of the pile driver will be heard at that place, aud before the dug-star wanes a goodsul stantial bridge will be crected over the placid James that will afford safe and convenient crossing for the heavy loads of gram that will be coming into mark et. The timbers, grown especially for that purpose, have arrived. A German baker, who has hail many years' experience in the restaurant busi ness, was in town yesterday prospecting for a location to eagage in the business here. A first class restaurant •"•fnaii za awaiting son ebc.d^ who will come here sail furnish meals at a reasonable priee. The exorbitant price of board is fermenting a vigorous "k»ck'' on the part of those whose circumstances are not up in the range of the millionaires tjr A h£rd from Aberdeen came to grief in Jamestown yesterday. He last ed that he carried "a heap of lead in Ii! body," and that he could clean out any man in town. Man*lial M&nstiekl re marked to him, -if you had as much sand as you have I'csli and muscle, you woukl be a dangerous man to tackle doubt your possession of sand and 1 ad vise you to skip the town,'' The Aber deen beavy weight skipped. THE WORLD'S RECORD. Reprieve of a Dakota Murderer—Festi* lence and War Across the Ocean Crimes and Cauaalites. FOREIGN ADVICES. ST. PISTEIIBBUNO, Aug. 30.—The Siber ian plague is appearing to au alarming extent in most widely separated quarters of European Russia. A dispatch from Alancela, Phillipine Island, says: 300 deaths from cholera oc curred hero on Monday last 258 of the victims were natives. CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 29.—Another engagement took place at Roralisk last night and the Greeks were again repulsed. To-day the Greeks with artilery made a third attack, the result of which is un known. MADRID, Aug. 30.—A cable dispatch from Yokohama states that out of 775 cases of cholera within twenty days at Yokohama, 572 cases proved fatal. At Tokio about eight}' eases and fifty deaths occurred daily. ISMALIA. Aug. 30.—The official report of General Lewis regarding the late act ion of the cavalry, confirms the details al ready printed. He says that after the charge the ground was strewn with the bodies of the dead Egyptian infantrymen. ALEXANDRIA, Aug. 29.—Maj. Gen. Graham was attacked yesterday morning by the enemy eight batallions with twelve guns. The British behaved extremely well and indicted severe loss upon the enemy. Arabi Pasha was on the field during the action. The cavalry charged by moonlight but were unable to secure the rebel guns. The British loss was eight killed and sixty-hue wounded. The Illinois Outrage Case. TAYLORSVILLE, 111., Aug. 30.—Emma Bond was resting quietly at midnight, but the attending physicians agree that she has a poor chance to recover, and her death is expected to occur within a few days, it was thought once yesterday that she was dead, respiration having ceased for a while. She has been at times un conscious and once or twice was found to be raving. While in this condition she made some remarks- that reflect very seriously upon one of the prisoners. Mr. Bond says he has within the past week obiaiued some new and valuable testimo ny, and 13 now more firmly convinced than ever that he has the right parties. Elliot Hobbs still remains in confinement,though he has shown conclusively that he was at Mitchell, seventy-five miles away, on the night, the assault was committed. Al though bonds have been perfected for Montgomery, Pettis and Clementi, they prefer the shelter of the jail to freedom. It is hardly probable, however, even if the girl dies, that the mob will again at tempt to lynch the prisoners. The Wheat Crop in Michigan. DETROIT, Aug. 30.—The Post and Tri bune publishes returns Irom every wheat producing county of the state. Careful inquiries were made as to what per cent age of the the whole ciop was so in jured as to reduce the quality and grade and also how much was damaged so as to be useless except for feed. In the southern part of the state the grain was nearly all stacked before wet weather set in, but much of it was badly injured in the stack. In the northern part of the state much of the grain was uncut when wet weather began and serious damage has resulted. Careful estimates indicats that 25 to 30 per cent, of the whole crop is re duced at least*.one or two grades or is fit only for feed. On the basis of 35,000.000 bushels for tiie whole state, the extent of the injurp will be from 9,000,000 to 11,000, 000 bushels. Railway Buildinc in Augrust. CHICAGO, Aug. 30.—The Railway Age figures show that a greater number of miles of railway were constructed during August than ever before in a similar month in the past history of the country. The iota! is 1,207 4 miles of new mam track exclusive of side track, laid on twenty different lines, exceeding by more than 300 miles the construction dur ing July, which it was thought could not be again equalled. The construction for ihe months of the present year on 238 lines in thirty-two states has been 7,044.8 miles of main track. The construction of the entire year is estiiiated at 15,000 miles. Accident on the Northern Pacific. VAI.I.EY CIT-I Aug. 30.—The incoming 2:30 west bound freight train ran into an open switch north of the depot this morn ing, colliding with two engines and a loaded box car. No one was injured, and the only damage done was to de molish the pilots of two engines and smash the iu-adhght of the other, besides throw ing the box car, which was loaded 'with coal, over into the slouch ai this point. The reponsibility cj i'»e accident has not as yet bceu attached to any one. CHICAGO. Aug. 29.— Edward Welsh, arrested three or four days ago for the robbery of the First National bank at Kewanec, 111., passed through this city this evening, en. route for Kewanee in charge c-t the detective who arrested him. riepiTtcrs for the press were not allowed to see him, but l'mkerton's detective agency, which has charge oi the case, says that he made a confession the effeet 01 which is that J. S. Scott, of St. Louis, who formerly resided in Kewanee, planned the rohlxry although lie took no direct part in it. Ti A. T.. Aug. 2'.—A. C. Mess ing, the fann'us German editor of Chica go, known as "Boss llrssmg," was mur dered by Apache-, Sonora, Mexico, last Saturday. No particulars^ I $}f- THE NEWS ABROAD IN BBIEF. CHICAGO, Aug. 31.—Flour steady and unchanged. Wheat active but lower. BROWNSVILLE, Te*. Aug 31.-Sixty new cases of yellow fever two deaths. Vety hot. MILWAUKEE, Aug. 31.—Flour steady and moderate. Wheat fairly active stronger. ST. Louis, Aug. 31.—The corn crop in Texas is a good one 30 to 45 bushels to the acre. RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 31.—Broken are again buying confederate bonds, at $7.50 per thousand. ST. PAUL, Aug. 29.—Frank Fritzner, aged 14 years, was drowned while bathing this morning. AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 31.—The yellow fever is spreading at fearful rate along the Rio Grande valley. NEWPORT. R. I., Aug. 31.—President Arthur is on the U.S. 8. Dispatch. He will go to a clam bake to-morrow. NEW YOKK, Aug. 31—Northern Pacific, 50% preferred, 93}£. St. P., M. & M.( 146. Money, 3@5i£ closing at 4. CHICAGO, Aug. 31.—The reception to. the widow of John Brown was attended by 1,000 persons. A very handsome sum was subscribed for her benefit. WASHINGTON, Aug. 31.—A party of Da kota men arc working, with fair prospects, for permission to construct roadways erect hotels in the Yellowstone Park. RED BLUFF, Cal., Ausr. 29.—Terrible fire here this morning. Lumber mills, sash and door factories, planing mills and a large amount of lumber destroyed. WIISHINGTON, Aug. 31.—Capt. Payne and his followers have been bounced out of the Indian territory. They are pris oners of the interior department, and will be tried. BnowxsviLLE,Tex\, Aug. 30.—The yel low fever scourge shows no signs of abatement. The new cases since Sunday have averaged eighty daily, with about twenty deaths, mostly Mexicans, in the three days. WASHINGTON, Aug. 30.—Captain Hop kins, commanding the navy yard at Pen sacola, Florida, has informed the navy department that the yellow fever is spread ing in Pensacola, and that extra precau tions are necessary. MILES CITY, M. T., Aug. 30.—W. Hurlbut, late ca3liier and ticket agent of the Northern Pacific railroad, at t.hi« place, was arrested Glendive and re turned to this city yesterday, much to the gratification of his bondsmen. He is short in his accounts about $1,600. BISMARCK, Ang. 31.—Running Bull, Antelope, Crow King and other Sioux chiefs from Standing Rock agency, will attend the Minneapolis fair, with samples of products raised by them this year. They will also take with them scalps se cured at the Custer massacre. WASHINGTON, Aug. 31.—Guiteau'a skeleton is at the National Army Medical Museum, but will not be exhibited to the public. The experts whe examined the assassin's brain, it is understood, have dis agreed as to his mental condition and will make two reports. BISMARCK, August 30.—Several of the church people have warned the saloon keepers and other Sabbath breakers that, if they continue on in their wicked course, they will be prosecuted under the territo rial acts, laws and statutes made and pro vided, regardless of the city charter's by laws. NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 31.—Two deaths from yellow fever at Pensacola with 18 new case--. A rigid quarantine. People in the interior so alarmed that they threaten to tear up the railroad track. Railroad trains from Pensacola are dis continued. No desire to leave New Or leans. BROWNSVILLE, Tex., Aug. 29.—Seven ty-two new cases and two deaths,Mexicans are reported to-day, also a few cases among the troops at Fort Brown. Several cases at Point Isabelle. Two Tampiea refugees died recently with fever eighty miles from here on their way to Ward's corps. Seven deaths and a few new cases reported in Matamoras. Weather sultry. RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 29.—Intelligence received of a horrible tragedy in Charles county to-day. For some unexplained cause Jas. Orange, a respectable farmer, killed his wife with a shot gun while the two were at the house alone. The hus band surrendered himself but gave no ac count of his crime while he was being taken to jail. FORT SMITH, Ark., Aug. 30.—Thirteen prisoners taken during the Sand rebellion :n the Creek nation have just been found guilty and punished with one hundred lashes on the bare back. Chief Clieyotu sternly refused to pardon the reliels' al though there waa a large petition for clemency. Two or three of the culprits almost fainted. The majority exhibited aa iron nerve. TAYLOBVILLE, 111., Aug. 2i\—Emms Bond, the victim of the recent outrage, remains delirious and the phmclans say that she cannot live many days. In her delirium she went over the scene of the outrage, telling precisely the same story that she told the prosecuting attorney. Bail has been arranged for Montgomery, Pettis and Clementi, the alleged perpe trators of the fendish deed, but they pre fer safety inside the jail to freedom. ALBANY, N. Y., Aug. 30 —The town of Glen, Montgomery county, is greatly stir red up by the discovery of the" dia bolical acts of John Palmer, a school te»cher, who attempted to violate the per sons of two girls, each 12 yearn okl. l*alnier has fled. He has for a long Umo maltreated the older female pupih. Ho is married and has taught school twelvo years Glen. He also profeawd to be very religious and had the rffifflWrnno •'*r ot 1™'