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The Alert
The people in the Fifth Minnesota dis­
trict will be glad when the election is
over, if for no other reason than that it
will put a stop to the most disgraceful
contest of the campaign.
llev. H. O. llofftnan, an eminent min­
ister in tfte Methodist church in Bloom
ington, 111., who was recently deposed
from tUe ministry by a church court for
bastardy, on a charge made 113' his lured
girl, maintains that he had not a fair trial
and has commenced a suit for $5,000
against the girl that he may have a
chance in a worldly court to vindicate
his uaiuc.
.According to a statement based on the
recent census, the taxation per capita in
Minnesota is less than in any other state
of the union, being 4(3 cents against (JO
cents lor New Jersey, the next lowest,
and $4.£2 fur California, the highest.
Under the circumstances the. people of
Minnesota cannot complain of their bur­
Casselton, Cass county, has this season
secured the establishment of a college, a
$10,000 school house, well advanced to­
wards completion, a $30,000 (louring mill,
no.w in operation, a Sl "i,000 hotel, in
course ot construction, a do/en nice resi­
dences, and more than double that num­
ber of smaller dv filings, sidewalks and
other lesser improvements.
An Alert reporter had the pleasure of
Interviewing Judge Brookings while the
train halted here Sunday. He was on
his way to Bismarck where lie intended
to address the people last night, lie lias
the distinction of being the democratic
candidate for delegate to congress agaiust
Capt. Raymond and is now making a can­
vass of North Dakota. Although he is
bncking against a republican majority of
30,000 he is hopeful, if not sanguine, and
by figuring on the full democratic vote
and 20,000 republicans voting for him lie
sees a majority of 10,000 for himself.
Judge Brookings is a very pleasant gen­
tleman and a glib talker, and when lie
makes his speech 111 Jamestown the peo­
ple, regardless of party, wi!i no doubt
turn out and give him a hearing for his
The lynching of the ravisher Thnrbin
at Grand Forks a few nights ago is still
another evideti.ee that public sentiment
demands a more severe punishment for
this brutish and worse (ban be^sfly crime
than the law provides, and the frequency
with which this vengeance is vMtod up­
on such villains should he reg-irded now
as the settled penalty of the crime. Mot)
law is dangerous, and yet where the proof
of guilt is positive, as in this case,the cir­
cumstances seem to justity it in the minds
of the people however much they may
condemn the principle. The only pne
ticable remedy now seems to be to make
the law conform to the sentiment of the
public in providing the death penalty for
the crime. If this was done, and juries
did their duty under the law, lynching
would give place to the law of the land in
visiting merited punishment upon such
human monsters.
The supreme court of Minnesota is
divided upon the question as to whether a
conviction under a city ordinance is a
bar to the proceedings under the statutes
for the same offense. Judge Vanderburg
on the part of the majority of the court,
decides that it is not. Judge Giltillan
dissents in the following minority opin­
ion, which is concurred in by Judge
1 dissent from the opinion of the court.
1 think the ordinance is valfd, having the
force and being in reality a 1
of the
state, enacted pursuant to authoiit\- con
ferred by the legislature. Both in the
ordinance and in the prosecution for its
violation the sovereign power of the state
was exercised and the prose
conviction constituted a defense to the
subsequent indictment for the same act.
It is not important that the legislature
did not intend that such should be the
result of the enforcement of the ordi­
nance. The law having been created and
executed in the convirt-ion and punish­
ment of the offender, the constitution
forbids a second prosecution. "No per­
son for the same offense shall be put twice
in jeopardy of punishment."
The Dakota republican campaigu was
opened at Chamberlain the other day with
a lively meeting addressed by Raymond,
Pettigrew and others. The candidate
for congress, whose business is not. speech
making, astonished the meeting by a
fluent and sensible oration. Some of the
opponents of Mr. Raymond have pub­
lished a great many times that Capt.
Raymond could not make a -:p -ecli and,
therefore, was not a fit man to send as a
delegate to congress. Even if the charge
was true it would be nothing against Mr.
member of congress to make spec
oneof his worst qualifications, if. indeed,
it may lie called a qualification at all.
Hundreds of them would to-day stand
letter before their constituent and the
country if they had been un:ti»'f to make
speech. The wise man and statesman
is he who keeps quiet when he ?'ns notii
to say.
all good men, and especially our towns­
man, Mr. Goodrich, and the Alert regrets
that such good men aro on the wrong
side of the political fence. As men and
citizens thg Alert respects them, but as
politicians it opposes their election for the
reason that they would use their official
positions to break down and cripple the
republican party and its policy and prin­
ciples, and especially is this true of a leg­
islative officii Every office carries its
political weight from the smallest to the
largest, and for that reason the party in
the majority should hold them in the
party. The democrats apply this rule
rigidly wherever they are in the majority,
and as a matter of self preservation the
republican party should do the same.
llaymond- The perversity of the average j-'anning was one of his ablest efforts and
member of congress to make speeches is
person rarely rcirrets hav­
true of the politican or statesman.
The democratic convention for the
Fourteenth legislative district. The con­
vention was harmonious, as all democratic
conventions in Dakota are, for the reason
that there is no contention for the nomin­
ations, as such distinction is an empty
honor, from which they shrink rather
than covet. The convention, however,
was composed of intelligent and solid
men, and the business was conductcd
with decorum and system. Short speeches
were made by Messrs. Nash, Col. Thomp- for
.son, Capt. Maratta, Goodrich and Kelle
Jwr. They all saw the light dawning in
the distance, and the coming of th« dem
*bcratic kingdom and built magnificent
democratic castles in the air, which
they will contemplate with infinite sat­
isfaction until shattered to pieco» by the
ballots of the people on election
dar bo far as the Alert knows the ean
iftir*— wminitwi at this convention an
The day of election is fast approaching
—one week from next Tuesday—and
while there is virtually but the one ticket
in the field it is 110 less important that
every republican make it a point to be at
the polls on that day and vote. A "sure
thing" has beaten many a candidate,
paradoxical as the assertion may seem to
be. When a candidate's election is re­
garded so sure that his supporters think
it not worth while to go to the election
"because he will be elected anyhow" they
are leaving him right where he is most
liable to be defeated and where many a
one who had a "sure thing" has been
defeated, by the running in of a "snap
game" as it is called. No candidate's
election is sure until the votes to elect
him arc in the ballot box. There is no
telling what kind of a game may be at
temped at the coming election. Kelle
her is a wily politician, and it is pretty
well understood that he and his followers
are now concocting a political scheme to
run in a man or two at the election, and the
only way to guard against such a thing
is for every republican to get out and vote
the straight republican ticket which was
nominated by the republican county con­
There is another point to be considered,
which is pertinently suggested and forci­
bly urged by E. P. Wells, chairman of the
territorial central commute e, and that is,
iliat upon the vote cast this year will be
estimated the population ot the territory
and counties, and as every vote represents
about five in population it is important
that a full vote be cast that the popula­
tion mav be correctlv estimated.
The contest in Kidder county, our
neighbor on the west, will probably get
up to the boiling point by the time the
election conies round. While there may not
be much contest over the county officers,
the county seat question is raising a
breeze that will make "ltome howl" on
election day. "When Greek meets Greek
then comes the tug of war," and when
the Steele boomers meet the Dawson
boomers in a contest over the county seat
question there will be blood on the moon,
figuratively speaking of course, for the
contestants have too much sense to en­
gage in brute force and carnage over the
est ion.
\V. F. Steele, the energetic and indom­
itable boomer of Steele wants to retain
the county seat at his place, as anyone
under similar circumstances would. J.
B. Parks, the rustling and invincible
boomer of Dawson wants the county seat
moved to that place as any one under like
circumstances would, while the amiable
Vandeusen, proprietor of the Troy Farms,
has "an eye to the main chance" and will
get in his work when the roll is called.
The Alert is a disinterested spectator of
the Kidder county contest, and while it
admires the pluck, energy and enterprise
of the three boomers named, and their
respective followers, and would give
each one a count}- seat if it had the giving
of them, it would at the same time ad­
monish all concerned to let moderation
temper their feelings, and an honest, fair
vote decidc the matter.
At their county convention for the nom-
cutiou and ination of county officers held the 26th
inst., the following were nominated:
For County Commissioners—W. M. Fricc, for
one year: W. I". Steele, tor two years: Wm. Hen­
derson, for three yearn.
for Sheriff—F. S. Whipple.
For County Treasurer—Judson Henderson,
For Judge of Probate—John Harcourt.
For Register of Deeds—D F. Allison.
For .Superintendent of School*—John W. Cag
For Assessor—Tanison Berry.
For Coroner—Albert A. Jones.
For Surveyor—Byron Bennett.
For Justices of the Peace—D. D. McLennan, J.
F. Kuny. Steele E. P.McAllister, 8. McCagg,Tap
For Constables—Thos. AilMior.se, Geo. Harkins,
Steele M. Moran, Wright, Tappen.
The Memorial Service.
A large concourse of people assembled
at the Presbyterian church Sunday morn­
ing to attend the memorial service and
show their respect for the memory of Mr.
George O. Thompson, whose death oc­
curred last week. The sermon by Kcv.
al„nnri spejj
was listened to with spell bound attcn
tlou by the large audience. At the close
of the service the following resolutions
were adopted by a rising vote of the con
W HKHEAS. Xt BAN pleaded God in the exercise of
liis inscrutable wisdom tocall to himseif our hon
ored and beloved superintendent of the Sabbath
school and brother in the Lord, George O. Thomp
son. who, by hi* manly integrity, universal een
tlei ess and constant devotion to the interests of
said too little, and especially is this the church and Sabbath school, had endeared to
him all with whom he wan in anywise associated.
ItesoWed. That in his removal from among us.
we. hip" associate", have sustained the loss of a
most tender, generous and devoted friend and
companion, and this chnrch and Sabbath school
a pillar of strength and usefulness, and while we
humbly and unquestionably bow to the will of oor
all-wise creator, in thus taking from us one so
highly respected and nniversally loved: we also
deem itthe privilege and duty of os all to aspire to
emulate the zeal with which our departed brother
labored f'-r the canse of Christ and of humanity,
the fortitude with which he endurrd the the suf­
ferings of his last painfu. illness, and the faith
which he so fully kept with his chnrch and with
his God and
Resolved. That we tender to the heart stricken
and heroic wif« and to the bereaved family oor
sympathy for them in this hour of their sore af-
fliction, and appeal to "Him who doeth all things
the power wMch will sanctify for rood
p^-Mence^and dispensations
In the dally newspapers, and
latter be forwarded 'o ttie wife of the
-,Jk --&L.
The Funeral of deo. O. Thompsvu Yes­
terday Attended By a Large'Concourse
of Sympathizing Friends.
From Saturday's Daily.
Funeral of George O. Thompson.
A large assemblage of the citizens of
Jamestown congregated at the Presbyte­
rian church yesterday afternoon at 1:45,
the time appointed for the religious ser­
vice on the departure of the remains of
Geo. O. Thompson, the notice of whose
death the evening before appeared in the
Alert yesterday morning. The large as­
semblage attested the universal esteem in
which the deceased was held by our peo­
ple, and general manifestation of grief,
pity and sympathy likewise attested his
worth as a citizen and as a man. The
remains were enclosed in a beautiful me­
tallic casket, which was carried to the
church by Messrs. Wade, Watson. Ilew
it, Blossom, lleeves, Burke, Many and
White, who were the pall bearers of the
occasion The pulpit was appropriately
draped, and was adorned with flowers,
immortelles, and other emblems of sor­
row for the loss of a good man and citi­
zen and of hope for the life beyond the
grave. Rev. Fanning said that owing to
a multiplicity of circumstances it was
thought best to postpone the funeral
service until a later day, aud that such
service would be held Sunday morning in
that church, and like service at the Sun­
day school iu D-emory of the beloved su­
perintendent. The devotional services
consisted in reading a portion of the
fourth ana fifth chapters of 11 Corinthi­
ans and prayer by the pastor, after which
the remains were conducted to the depot
to be conveyed to his former home in
New York for burial. The widow was
accompanied in her long, sad journey by
his former business associate, W. W.
Dudley and Mrs. J. J. Flint. Mr. Thomp­
son came to this town in April last, a to­
tal stranger, but with a countenance and
manner that would have recommended
him as a gentleman of integrity and refine­
ment, and with a business expcrcnce and
education that eminently qualified him for
any position of responsibility,accuracy and
trust, and was soon tendered such an one
as secretary of the North Dakota Loan
and Trust company, which he filled with
fidelity and the most implicit confidence
of the company. Quiet and unostenta­
tious, he had that his countenance and
manner which attracted firm and lasting
friends wherever his associations ex­
JAMESTOWN, D. T., Oct. 26, 1882.
WHEREAS, The great ruler of the uni­
verse has in his infinite wisdom removed
from our midst, our highly esteemed and
worthy brother, W ill Elmer, and
WHEKKAS, The fraternal relation held
during the time from the organization of
Jamestown Lodge No. 31 of the 1. O. O.
F., by him with the brothers of our order
to the date of his death makes it fitting
that we record our appreciation of him
Kesolved, That the wisdom and ability
which he has exercised in aid of our be­
loved order by his fraternal adherence to
the principles of friendship, love and
truth will be held in grateful remem­
Kesolved, That the sudden removal of
such a worthy brother of our lodge in
which he has held a leading position,
leaves a vacancy and shadow, that will be
deeply realized by all members of the
lodge* and its friends and will prove a
loss to our order, likewise our city.
Kesolved, That, in deep sympathy with
the afflicted relatives and friends of the
deceased, we express an earnest hope that
even so great a bereavement may be over­
ruled for their highest good and,
Kesolved, That our lodge room be ap­
propriately draped in mourning in re­
spect to our lamented and departed
brother, and,
Kesolved. That a copy of these resolu­
tions be given to each oi our daily papers
for publication.
of his
solved. That these resolations be
tbat cornea of the
The public well being dug on Fourth
avenue, near the First National bank, is
left in such a condition as to be danger­
ous. Like the street crossings it exposes
the town to hcavo damages if any person
should meet with an accident from such
Serious Accident.
Yesterday afternoon a workman in the
Roller Mills, named John Lasalle, came
near losing his life and sustained injuries
that it is feared will necessitate the am­
putation of the right arm near the shoul­
der. While adjusting a band his sleeve
caught in a shaft revolving at the rate of
173 revolutions per minute, which pro
duced four fractures of the bones of his'®00'
was reasonably comfortable at his home
in the west part of town. The wonder is
that he was not instant Iv killed.
Sunday's Daily.
The exceeding sinfulness of sin has been
a theme of pulpit declamation and expos­
tulation for centuries. It is one of the
great questions of moral economy if not
the great question itself. Various theor­
ies have been promulgated as to itsorisi,/ange9-.The
and its final extermination, covering
space of time from the indiscretion of
Adam in the Garden of Eden down to the,e
"wreck of matter and crash of worlds"
that it is supposed will murk the consum­
mation of all things. Sin exists in mul
tifarious forms owing to the innumerable
stand points from which it is viewed, and
standards by which it is measured. Ef­
forts, individual and combined, have been
made for ages to put it down, but in spite
of all these it exists and seems to be
flourishing still. Measured by the stand­
ard of later civilization and religion some
of the most atrocious sins in the annals of
the world have been committed in the ef­
fort to put down and crush out sin. The fag­
ot and the flame, the rack and the sword,
have all leen applied with a remorseless
barbarity that would make a demon shud­
der, for the like of which now-a-days per­
sons would be lynched, all with the
avowed purpose of putting down sin, but
in vain. It is not the purpose of the
Alert this morning to enter into a discus­
sion of the abstruse question of tbe origin
of this element of our natures. It will
leave that for theorists and abler theolo­
gians. So far as practical value is con­
cerned it makes no manner of difference
to the world to-day whether it comes
from the devil tempting Eve, Eve tempt­
ing Adam, and Adam surrendering to the
temptation or not. There is not much
force in the term temptation after all.
It is a cheap subtufuge offered in exten­
uation ot following one's own inclina­
tions. That is about all there is in the
plea of temptation. But, for the present
at least, we will not occupy space in dis­
cussing that proposition.
The Alert designs to be practical, not
abstrusely theoretical, and to be practi­
cal one must view things as he finds them
aud as they arc. While learned geolo­
gists are discussing the question as to
how the stone came upon our bluffs the
common laborer who never gave the
question a thought is hauling them away,
and when the scientists have agreed
upon a theory, and the best plan for their
removal, practical people will have
them all hauled away and utilized in foun­
dations for buildings. It is the practical
man that moves the world, and sin will
have to be eradicated so far as it ever can
be by the practical people. By the term
practical people we do not by any means
to exclude the thinker,'^but we mean the
thinker who puts his thoughts into prac
Machine preaching, as a reformatory
measure, is a very weak weapon of war­
fare against the strongholds of sin and
iniquity. By machine poaching we
mean that which follows a certain groove
marked out by a theological seminary or
college or is staked out from earth to heav­
en by some old fogy of a century ago,
which is so narrow that it only affords
traveling room for the particular seat he
represents a line which requires the
minister to preach what somebody else
thought a line from which he dare not
depart and think for himself and apply
his thoughts to practice under penalty of
being arraigned for heresy. This college
moulded and machine preaching in this
age of the world is no more effective with
the thinking people of this age th
would it be to urge people to
take passage on a canal boat
alongside of a railroad equipped with
Pullman palace cars. To reform the sin­
fulness of the age the ministry must not
stand atar off and hold up their hands in
holy horror at the perversity of human
nature, lie must not deal too harshly
with the frailties of humanity for he too
is human ana to "step aside is human"
from which even the ministry are not en­
tirely exempt, and whenever they do the
judgment applied by them to others is re­
turned to them with the sinners' compli­
ments. The minister who proclaims
himself a sinless saint places himself too
far away from the world of sinners to
ever reach them, and more than this they
know he is cither an imposter or a luna­
tic, for such a condition of human nature
is not of this world. While it is not nec­
essary to sin for the purpose of reaching
sinners, it is necessary to be with and
among them. "Human nature is human
nature still, while "grace abounds sin
doth much more abound."
A Sanitarium.
The Alert is informed that Drs. Drake
& Baldwin have in immediate contem­
plation the erection of a Sanitarium 30x
60 feet, two stories, which is to be the
nucleus of four buildings of like dimen­
sions in a hollow square, to be built and
operated as a private institution by them,
for the treatment of their patients who
may require such accomodations. The
advantages of such an institution in our
town will be appreciated and recognized
by at], and the enterprising physicians
who projected it. should receive tbe
encouragement and substantial aid of the
people of Jamestown. Dr. Drake will go
down to Iowa next week or the week af­
ter to engage a man and wife who have
had many years experience in supertend
mg such au institution, to come here and
take charge that capacity. The site is
not definitely located as yet but will be in
a few days, and work will be commenced
upon it immediately. Tlie superior abil­
ity of these gentlemen as physicians,
and tliier enterprise in providing a suita­
ble buildiug for the sick where they may
be treated and cared for, and where the
county may send its sick for care and
.Jj-tiPtmcnt. will be appreciated.
The family of A. B. Pritchard, the
Operator of the commercial telegraph
arm, three between the wrist and elbow'^e^' take up a permanent abode in
and one between the elbow and shoulder,'ames^wn»
the bones below the elbow protruding'ome ^c'r having come from a town of
out through the flesh, and in other placesi^e
the flesh of the arm being terribly lacer-f01**
As soon as possible he was con-'
to I)r. DuPuy's office, where his
wounds were dressed and the broken
bones were set. An effort will be made
to save the arm, and last night the man
on the tram yesterday, and
will seem the more like
The walls of the splendid new First
ational Bank building are completed
the timbers for the roof are being
on. This structure when completed
wn and a monument to the enterpise of
builder, Mr. Wallace, whose name is
it in a stone placed in the front of the
cond story.
'ommodore Edson Strong has just receiv
from his extensive orange grove, situ
ud just outside the suburbs of James
wn, but about one hundred miles from
ie post office, a bountiful supply of
U. S. Land Ollice.
The following is a statement of the
filings and cash receipts at the United
States land oflice in Fargo for the week
ending Friday, Oct. 26:
It is Time for Mack to Step Down and
Out ami for Jnliii to Stop Up
and III.
How tlic Kcllelicr Party is Making
Boot-jack of Mansfield and Using
Him as a Decoy Duck.
Tlii? Sheriffship.
From Tui tday'e liuily.
The tunc when the p.-ople of this rap­
idly developing country will suy ny bal­
lot whom they will have for their
next sheriff is rapidly approaching
and it is of lie utmost import­
ance that the matter be given a
a thoughtful considetation. It is one in
which every law abiding citizen should
consider from a stand-point of justice to
the county and not from a stand-point ol
personal friendship for the candidate. It
it has become apparent, aud we believe it
has, tbat another man should be elected
to the position of sheriff and the present
ineu.obcnt retired lo private life, it is the
important duly of every voter in the
county to cast his vote in favor of that
measure. The jyelfarc of our county
should be paramount to any personal
object or individual preference and the
man who will thoughtlessly or willfully
cast lus ballot directly against what, his
own conscience tells him to be just and
right, commits an error that he may nev­
er be able to correct one which not only
works injury to himself but to every per­
son in the county and has a tendency lo
keep the politics of the district in which
he may reside iu a very undesirable state.
It ought to be the aim of the voters of
this and every other new county to keep
their different officers as free from corrup­
tion as possible in order that each tax
payer may not be compelled through
the unworthincss of the officers filling
those positions, to pay exorbitant taxes
aud by so doing make it difficult for
them to get along. Many a county has
ibeen badly damaged by high tax­
ation and nine times out of ten
if the truth was known the peo­
ple's money had been systematically
squandered by the county officials. The
office of sheriff, it will be seen by a close
examination of the county records, is, or
at least has been, one of the most import­
ant so far as money matters are con­
cerned, this county possesses, and we be­
lieve that the county books will bear us
out iu the assertion that there has been
more money paid to the sheriff of this
county during the past two or three
years thau to any other three officers iu
the county. Now the Alert does not
want, or intend to throw any mud upon
our present sheriff or to abuse linn in any
way, but it honestly believes that it would
be far better for this county if he were
sheriff no more, lie has had the ollice
for years and has rather grown into the
mistaken idea that, he is always going to
have it, whether be fulfills its require­
ments or not. The time has come when
the interests of this county demand a
change, and we believe there are enough
who see it in that light to bring it about.
Mr. Moore is a man, who, it elected,
would prove to be a creditable officer in
every respect. He has a splendid educa­
tion and would be enabled to discharge
his official duties iu au accurate and
intelligent manner.
The County Tieasiuer.
The Alert understands that a few dis­
satisfied people—some people call them
sore heads —have, after some consultation,
really made up their minus to push Mr.
Mansfield's candidacy for the office of
county treasurer, in opposition to the reg­
ular republican candidate—John.J. Nier
ling, directly to the polls. This move of
course will be a surprise to many who
were participants in the convention that
nominated Mr. Mansfield, as ho was as
we understand it to act as a sort of a
figure head in the ticket and not to take
an active part iu the struggle. Of course
Mr. Manfield has aright to run for any
office he may desire, but it would seem as
if he was making a yery bad mistake
when he permits himself to be shoved
into a fight at this stage of the game that
will lead him to certain defeat now and
in all human probability damage his poli­
tical future. The fact that Mr. Nierling
republican county
•'was the choice of the
Convention in which there was not a sin
vote cast against him, is pretty good
evidence that he is the popular choice of
name, i. e., Jamestown, New
people of this county for the office of
-—-jounty treasurer. It ought to be as ap
Ji^mrent to Air. Mausfield^as it is to tbe pub­
lic at large, that it would be a stroke of
substantial ornament to the
Filings. Acrcs.
Homestead entries 57 S,120
T. 51 8,160
D. S 126 20,160
S. D. S 10 1,600
Final proofs 94 15,640
Total acreage 338 54,080
Total cash receipts $26,037 50
Arrangements are being perfected for
tbe organization of a Bismarck paper
mill company, an eastern gen­
tleman having agreed to put in $50,000 if
citizens would put in a like sum.
The St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba
railroad officials have decided to make
Fargo the division headquarters for all
their linw iu Dakota northwest.
poor policy on the part of the county
UmJlo elect him to an office which he knows
entnothinu about when they can secure the
^services of a man who has proven by per-
experience that he understands its
his Juties iu every particular, and whom
•livery one knows to be justly entitled to
rpit. Even in politics there must be some
of I
»-aa The Alert
expresses much
atisfaction on account of the grand suc
ess he has attained in the
cultivation of
The Public Health.
has repeatedly directed at-
timt-eution to the many neglected causes of
Jlisease and clealh that are allowed to re
nain undisturbed and uncorrected in the
^Very heart of the town, and it will con
Nlinue to thunder these warnings in the
ears of the people until something is done
eci to remedy the evil. The reputation for
^[health of our town is suffering from this
cause. The sickness that prevails in
town now, and has all the latter part of
the summer, is no fault of the climate or
country, but is due principally to the ut­
ter disregard of the people, or many of
the people, to the causes of disi asc, most
of which are of their owo procuring. The
shale that underlies the surface of the
site of our town is just like a filter only
not so good in separating impurities from
the water, and our privies are nothing
more nor less than a system of sewerage
into the wells. There is not hardly a well
in or around the Dakota house block the
water of which is fit to drink or ue in
cooking purposes. The Dakota house
privy,and that of the Northwestern house,
are a nauseating nuisance to that entire
block, and are cesspools of poisonous con­
tamination to the water ot the wells in
that neigh!torhood. The same result will
follow the one at the school house, and
various other thickly-settled parts ot
town are suffering from the same cause
and unless some rigid and euergciic meas­
ures are adopted the water will be pollut­
ed to a degree surpassing that of the odi­
ous and notorious Andersonville prison.
In view of these things which have been
and are now, bringing our people down
upon beds of sickness in every house it
would be a Godsend if all the wells in
town would dry up. The tune has come
when the people, as a matter of self-pro
tecliou should demand ot the city author­
ities that something be done to stay this
evil which will inevitably be followed by
pestilence and death. With the nicest
looking town, prettiest town site and the
lies! water between Lake Superior and
In: ltocky Mountains, it is a
clianie and an outrage that all
these advantages must be over­
come and despoiled by carelessness
and we had almost said criminal negli
geuce of sanitary matters. The Alert has
heretofore dealt, with this question in a
very round-a-bout arid indirect way, bill
ibe time has come and the circumstances
are such tbat this dallying with a ques­
tion of so serious a nature and such mo­
mentous consequences must be dealt with
i:i plain English. Toanyotn win will give
the subject candid aa I iut,ell.gent inves
tigalionr ind thought the wo ler will lie
that the health is as good as it is. If this
I hing is to run on until anot. her summer,
who weuld dare to emiteniplete the con­
Who would dare to assume-
ihem? There are many, a larife propor
portion of the people ot the town who
realize these things and so far as they in­
dividually are concerned are doing what
they can to guard against, it, but their wells
are being poisoned by the carelessl ess of
and'the innocent must
filler with the guilty. Now let measures
be adopted to compel the careless and
to have a due regard for the
health and rights of others.
'Hie Newport Cas s.
Our two justices courts were occupied
most, of yesterday in hearing the cases
which grew out of the reported riot at
Newport one night of last week of which
the Alert made mention Sunday morning.
The first two catne before Justice Allen,
l'he first, in the morning,wherein Eugene
Foley and Jack Warner were arraigned
for misdemeanor, in which the prosecu­
tion entered a nolle prosse, and the par­
ties were immediately afterwards re-ar­
rested and arraigned on the charge of
riot. The hearing was appointed for two
o'clock in the afternoon, at which time
the parties appeared, waived examination
and were held to bail in the sum of 8100.
The third case was heard by Justice
Watson late in the evening, in which
Deputy Sheriff Maloney was arraigned
for shooting at with intent to kill one
Stoekert, the complaining witness in the
case The evidence adduced in the ex­
amination was in substance as follows:
The warrant for the arrest of Eugene
Foley, Jack Warner and Geo. McElrov
was placed in the hands of Sheriff Mc
Kcchnie last Friday who proceeded up to
that place to arrest the persons against
whom the complaint was filed, and did
arrest the two former and brought them
to town the latter, McElroy, he could
not find at that time, and having two
prisoners on bis hands, he deputised Mat.
.Maloney and It. E. Walters, citizens of
that, vicinity, to make tbe arrest of Mc­
Elroy and deliver him over to the custody
of the sheriff or of the court. That even
ins McElroy was arrested and taken to
Newport preparatory to bringing him
down to Jamestown. While waiting
there Stoekert drove in from the country,
and lie together with a brother of tbe
prisoner, it seems dented the authority of
the deputies to take McEloy, that they
1 ad not the warrant and therefore had no
right to take him. During the parlev
Stoekert got into the wagon aud McElroy
also aud while slill parleying Stoekert
started to drive away, the prisoner still
being in the wagon. Deputy Maloney
commanded him to stop, but he drove on
and Maloney fired, as he says, to scare
Ihis, the complaining witness testified,
EDITOR ALERT.—1 avail myself of the
privilege of your journal to tender my
sincere thanks to the citizens of James­
town for the liberal patronage extend to
our fair.
The liberality of my non-Catholic
ffiends has placed a heavy debt of grati­
tude upon my shoulders which it shall be
my pleasing duty to endeavor to liquidate
on every possible occasion.
Time and space forbid details. 1 can­
not, however, let this opportunity slip
without thanking Mrs. Pea body and her
friends for their marked assistance at a
for the many kind notices given our
The Holy Land.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30.-The Palestine
colonization and christian missionary as
sociation incorporated here, formed for
the purpose of colonizing Palestine with
industrious, energetic christians, and by
their presence, lalwirand perseverance re­
store it to its former grandeur, so it will
not only be the center of tbe world ceo-
hitn so tliev would stop, the ball passing ,.n ,,r i«r r
o. V. "i1".0' Chicago, Capt. Wm. Iveeley, ot
between btocker and McLlroy and t«k,ng Chicago, engineer Pat While, of Kaduc,
^lectin the right hip of the oil h„r*e.
alS° 8rt'
An $800,000 Firo.
FALL RIVER, Mass., Oct, 28.—Flint's
mill was almost totally destroyed by fire
this evening. Valued at $800,000, in­
sured for $600,000. The fire caught from
the belt in picker room and spread rapid­
ly through the building.
The mill was 300 feet long by 94 feet
wide, was also of granite and three stories
high with engine and boiler house on the
first floor. When the tire was first dis­
covered what few employees were in the
mill made every effort to extinguish the
flames but without success. Most of the
workingmeu had gone home before and
so the retular fire department of the mill
was not available to handle the force
pumps and hydrants with which the mill
was supplied. In fifteen minutes after
the alarm was sounded, which was direct­
ly after (lie lire was discovered, the
lower story of the main mill was burning
fiercely, the flame issuing from the roof
and every floor cf the mill on the side
next to the picker house. The llames
followed th" main belt thuugh every
and caught, on belts in every room
and flew along the floors in the oily
waste, tint, and cloth, adding fuel to the
flames. Fifteen minutes after the first
alarm a second was sounded followed by
a third, calling out
entire fire depart­
ment, and extra horses were sent for the
reserve engines and hose reels not in use
and every piece of fire apparatus in the
cily was put Jiu service. Less than
half an hour after the first alarm
it was apparent the mill was doomed
Directly opposite tl burning null was
llie Wauipanodira mill, another massive
granite structure, separated from it by
only fifty feet. A strong northeast wind
blew the cloud of cinders str'.glit against
it, and its walls began to blacken with
heat. It. seemed at one time as if this
mill was also doomed, and word was tel­
egraphed to New BcdfoM, Taunton and
Newport for assistance. The firemen
worked heroically and deluged the sides
of the mill with well directed streams of
water and saved the mill. Meanwhile
the lire was raging in the Flint and kept
gaining headway in spite of all efforts to
check it, and soon the entire south end
of the mill was burning and the floor be­
gan to fall and walls fall in, and then
the wind changed to the east and the fire,
which had been bursting in fitful jets
from the north half, leaped from every
window and the entire structure was in
iiare Him Tar and Feathers.
GRAXD FORKS, Oct. 28.—Our city has
again come to the front and sat down
upon the rape fiends. A man went to the
school house grounds and hung around
the outbuildings and when the school
girls came out exposed his person and
made indecent proposals to one of them..
The child told her teacher, and when she
went home told her parents. Everything
went along quietly, when several deter­
mined men signified their intention of
treating him to a coat of tar and feathers.
They went to the Griggs house and took
linn out of bed, walked him jver to the
railroad bridge where Thurber was hung
and told him he had but a short tme to
live. At last, he partially confessed the deed
but said that he did not intend to forco
the girl. He was taken to a quiet spot,
his clothes stripped off nim and he was
covered from head to foot with tar and
feathers. He gave his name as Andrew El­
liott from Almond, Out. He said he would
rather take a coat of tar aud feathers
than be hung. There is a feeling prevail­
ing that, the man was not guilty, but his
confession stands against bun.
MILWACKEK Oct. 28.—This morning at
7 o'clock I he tug Wetzel blew up ten
miles south of here and opposite "Ark
Kock. She was racing with the lug
Sill and her steam was up to the highest
notch. All on board were blown to
atoms, aud scarcely a whole plauk is to
be found. The killed are: Frank Lov-
lirt.IllttI1. Bot„ hail fwm 1{#ci
aml a
took place when they had gone about two between them
wagon lengths away. The next shot was
fired when they were some distance be­
tween live and ten rods away, the ball
going through the end gate of the wagon
and a box inside tbe wagon and lodged in
tbe front part of the wagon box. This
shot, the complaining witness testified,
was aimed at him, and that Mnloney's
arm whieli held llie pistol was extended
directly toward him, but the defendant
testified upon the same point that it was
so dark at the tima and they had gone so
far that be did not see either the wagon,
team or men when he tired. The case
was well presented by the attorneys,
Huber McIIugh for the prosecution and
W.E.Dodge for the defense. After a
patient hearing of the case Justice Wat­
son decided that the evidence was not
sufficient, in his opinion, to hold the de­
fendant to the district court, and there­
fore dismissed the complaint and dis­
charged the nrisoner
anJ lmu.r nvalry ba3 cxl3lccl
They have often injured
vessels through their endt avor to obtain
a tow, and the owners have been arrested
and heavily fined. At times the tugs
have been sent crashing into each other
with a view of demolition, so bitter was
the hatred between the captains. All the
killed have families.
Attempt at Kidunpping.
CLEVELAND, Oct. 28.—A bold attempt
at kidnapping was made to-day on the
street during the busiest part of the day.
A lady, accompanied by a five-year old
child, was looking at the display of
goods in a store wiudow when a middle
aged woman, unobserved by the mother,
threw a skirt of water proof she wore
around the child aud picked it up, stifling
its cries and hurried iuto a passing street
car. The mother did not miss the little
one for some moments, when she discov­
ered her loss jur.t in time to look eagerly
about and see a strange woman enter the
car with her child and to rescue it, but
was too excited to lake measures for the
arrest of the kidnapper, who escaped.
Vessel Wreck
a nands
great sacrifice of time and labor. lady dressed in silk and supposed to be
The Alert also has mv sincerest thanks! "ie
Never neglect a cough or cold but
Ixittle of West's Pulmonary
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28.—Victori a dis­
patch: The British man-of-war King
isher returned from the west coast of
Iceland, brings news that the wreck pre­
viously reported is the bark Melville,
934 tons, Capt. Edward Harlow, owned
by E. F. Carlow & Co., of Freeport, Me.
She sailed and was wrecked on the reef
off Hesquist harbor on the 10th inst., and
all hands doubtless lost.
doubtless lost. The body of a
C'apt. Harlow, and four male
bodies were washed ashore and buried by
the Catholic priest at Hesquist. The
captain had two children on board as well
as his wife. The vessl went to pieces in
a short time after she stuck.
Wanti to Fight.
NEW YORK, Oct. 30.—Uichatd K. Fox
has deposited with Harry Hill $1,000 and
signed a challenge offering to back Tom
Allen, ex-champion of America, to tight
any pugslist, John L. Sullivan preferred,
for the championship of the world fo
$1,000 to $2,500 aside within 100 miles of
N ew Orleans within three months after
signing articles.
WiFitenSSSU 5KB?."
rortlaad, Mataa,

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