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DAILY AND WEEKLY •MARSHALL MuULUKE. lfPn.'^Bt.'QM.giwnm!jw«»u*iwuv.«.? I'TMfmril Miindnn has organized a Iminl of trade Villi Frank Mead as president. Frank .S n, co st itutionnl boomer and with him »t tin' head of tins"t*ntt.-rjliiai town will be heard fiom in 110 uncertain sound in tlie spring if not before. Delegate Petiigrew seems to !'e (lnnij good work in the way of giving the states men eungress who iiold ihe key to lit. union information 111 regard to this coun nhrmt. which they seem to care so IIIIK.1I and ,*ao\v so litlle. lie is now loadm.: liuv.selt with statistics which he will lire into that body one of these days. The Mason L'lty, 111., Journal says the A'ert has been suddenly elevated to tho highest pi.nnaulu of fume in the :is,iira tiO'is of a metropolitan sheet. hy iis libci suit and ventures the prediction that is Will con ic out ahead and have a boom. The Journal lias the "idee.:' We wouldn't t, ke ij20,0('0 in Eekelson town lots ann sanitarium stock for our $10,1 00 libel suit. The Waphetou Times precedes the p.xbhei.'t:on of the Alert ariijle upon tin su ject of "Tow.isite Swindles" with the fo.lowing complimentary remarks: "The unj.-slown Aim is a plaiu spoken, hon e.t newspaper, ru'.d is usually found on the mht side of public qucstioni, r.gard less ot factions or prejudiced opinions. Here is what it suys of town.- .e swinuie." The Duluth Tribune gets oil' the fol lowing: "Yesterday morning, when the nit Kim iviis ll iicgi'((S low zero, a comical scene was witnessed on Lake avenue. One man was holding a small pocket mirror for auother who was ex amining the condition of liis nose with ft good deal of interest. "When a third per son asked liim if it wa3 frozen, he feeling ly replied: "Well, I should smile!" But. he didn't smile very much, nor will he for some time without being painfully re minded of the recent cold snap." Mandan Pioneer: The Jamestown Alert comes out in a wrathy article against a new townsite called Eckelson, winch sit present is being extensively ad vertised in the Eastern papers. With all (lac respect to the owuers of this new El dorado, the Pioneer is inclined to believe that there is considerably more truth than poetry in the Alert's assertions. North Dakota should guard carefully against the loss innocent yet crcdulous people •would make by investing tlieir money, not unfrequently their all, in mushroom and paper towns, nudthe Pioneer is glad to see the stand the Alert lias taken by calling black black and white white. Moorhead .News-A' oineirs suffrage con vention at Wasui'gt'n a.l«p:ed resolutions declaMiiL that wi aneu suil'rage means Ma ple iij.-iltt.iiin.is, tiap.'.V ll e.ics, etjiun wages am.! equal pur.lv men and wo men. denounced the eiv.l Ml'vicc reforu and assert lln.t women mu.-l have iin ballot in order to preserve the "integritx ot society and the perm.im nee of Amen can institutions." This is the annual cn from a few self-appointed leaders aim Until We reforms asued for are more m VersaiiV hi raided, and from a d.il. rn Sou ft. ihe "cry" Will pro.iahiy lie i.:. n-1 cr»i down to posterity, ii th.s class of \u nu can my claim to po.sU.-ruy, to con mm Nothing na.ie. 'll.o An.ci lean woii.ei, have riglds winch law-inak. rs shoul.i ropc-it, lut the tall for ihem must ar.si from ihe American women them-clvc-, not iivrn Susan 3. and. others ot ilk. Color, wi.o do not even possess the love or respect of tlieir own sex. Ii: ,j' l.iiun 1, iidi Timrs. Jr. II. Anson hr.s favored tie Ahrt Willi a clip irom the London Times cor tarn.eg :i letter from lis coirespondent if inlay Dunn, who spent several d«\s in Jam s'.oWii last fail, giving a fair ami re Jiai'lo description of Hi c-untiv i.nd siatemeni' of its resources ami dcvelop ireut. The only error we t.oti wi was it. estimating the population of .JamesWAvn al 1,000 which is now shown iy cenfi to be 2.044. After a niiewhat extendi general description of tiie country and history of its development he says: W ith old world or easti rn id as it is somewhat difficult to uid.istaad the high prices obtained for town lots in cities of sueu rapid growth as Winnipeg. Fargo or even Jamestown. When agri cultural laud not 2u miles diaiant is still procurable for $5 an acre, it appears strange that land which five years ago was but prairie should now have leaped to the price of $20,000 an acre. Good sites with 25 feet front and 140 feet deep the principal streets of Jamestown are now realizing §1,000 to $3,000: land within a mile of tue town limits is held ta $40 to $50 per acre, or just double what it realized last year. The Cooper Brothers, who are located 32 miles northwest and are getting a rail road driven through their 46,000 acres, With depreciated bends secured two years ago their lands at about $1.50 per acre. They have built barns and stabling and about one tenth of their property is now under cultivation. This year they have 75,000 bushels of wheat averaging 20 bushels to the acre, 20,000 of barley, and 13,000 of oats. A little further west the Gray Brothers have 8,000, one fcjjirth now broken oae eighth was under culti vation this year, the wheat made an av erage of 2iJ bushels per acre. At Spirit woud, the n.-xi station cast of Jamestown, a arming tompiinj ha* e^un operaiions. i^ngUsi. cxp-tai is helping lo convi-n ill- s»* prair.tfl into wheat fields. iir. Itkliard Syi*e», of block port, with whom is associated Mr. Hughes, lias 50,000 nercs ii»*r the Mouse Kiver branch lines, 30 miU-s north Jamestown, and nearly an i-iual area to 'he sout'i, has about 4,000 a.-res broken, back-set and ready for wheat as soon as the fros'-goes out, which it usually does about ti.e middle of March: is lnuld ng good farm h-. n'es and barns, breaking 60 to 100 acres on each sec tfon, thiw preparing homes for several score of acttters who may hold on the «bare qratem by lease." LOCAL AFFAIRS from Sunday's J)a! Tiie Charier Meetir.g Lust Nig'.t. Quite a number of the representative citizens of the town assciiihicd at the vil 'age council room last night to hear the reading of the draft of ilie new city char ter made G. 11. Culver who was ap pointed by the village ii ainl some iime ago ierill.it purp-^e. W. K. Dod. Was appoint, ciiairmau of the uniting and U. N. Hunt- M-eivary. The iirst article ieiin ing In hound a ivs 1 eon'a ing the provisions cummoii to all eharti r.-. was adopted viiihout rail.ligat length. The •eeond ami i.id art »les were read hy •leiii.-ns, ueic |i.-eu-«.-cd and adopted, i'lie .remaining .il ei-. wei. .! from a r-ynopsis of I!i• ii- pro\ isio i-as 4.veil by Mr. Culver. Everyt ln.'ig weiii along l.armoirou-oy until the pri.pos.ii.jn 7 is made to coidi jurisdiction up the police mngislrut- a ii it oi a jubilee •ii the peace and lo lie sum ol .j.joo, which wasrifeirel tot,,e bar ol .laiiii :own to confer upon a: a^a-riaiii if ttie organic ad of ihe U-i r.i•.ry woiii.i pernoi such a provision, and i! to ineorpor.ite it in the char'cr wL lne fuiiher provis ion that none nul, a jiract leing attorney ••-iiould be elig hie lo tiie ofliee. Tins proved to he a lire bland uh.e'i br.'keoul nto Somewhat ol a t.la/e af'o-i ihr iuo tion had iieen made and arlopied. Tii aeiion, which w..s su.".g ed i,y Mr. was perhaps unfortuiiu a- il a.'.. i-,i .injection ami feei ng 1'ial in .y 'lev, i- (. into open and determined .ueios, i.,n to ihe entire charter anion s.»:no who h:iv Heretofore been advoeal's of a city ciuir er. '1*1. seiierai ar: iele relative to the iioard of education was also adopted up the synopsis given by .Mr. Culver. Tie. eo m. ittee of attorneys before inenlione: wid have a meeting at the office of Allen vfc Jodge this morning at ten o'clock for the purpose of considering the matter re ferred to tliem. The charier we think in the main is a good one, and the manner which it is gotten up reflects credit upon 5Ir. Culver for the style and clearness of expiession and comprehensiveness of its provisions, and if it had been adopted as presented by him we believe it would have been very genearlly satisfactory to the people. The proposed change with reference to the jurisdiction of the police court may not be thought expedient when the com mittee considers the subject, and even if they should adopt it whatever oposition there may be to it ought to be confined to that provision and not condemn the en tire charter because of objection to a single section. Aa Apaiogy Eurt'O1.: Ai.Ki'.T: Under the j.bow heading the Daily ^.:pl :iof tlie^itii ir.s!. under Us present irresponsible Manage ment nr.il.es a v.cice of ihe :-o •.-alied attack «n .Vr. liurke, arid asks for an apology in n) you, in a matter tha! so ir can sec, you iiave i.oihmg wi a! t-vcr to do with. I wiil Avwer apolo gize this far by stating that ihe readeis of the Duly Capital a'.. iu.,.:ie and abro-i.l, at le .si recoun.zi' 31r. liurke as the proprie ior and expo:.e:it of the views of 11..-.I (•..per and it onh show. a want of judg ii.ni on the pail of hat gentle., an in leaving the elloi'al maliagene. ill if hl aper, in h.s a-'Seni in the ..and.-of in I dividual* who hy booming "Aludir.-oii. I'owns'' hrii di.s putc u]on iheadvi.n a^c that otlo pi,tees li.cii have an i.\ isieiice an oiii r. 1 lie ipi'Stiou of Air. liurkc's piesi nee or a sen'ce d.d not oc cur to me, he fact, alo.ie piesenting itself ii-.d'ore im liai »ii ii -lit :o ])ass over uiiRoiieid, v. iIui miii pre-i niiil .on, a.id of such a hara- i. i.« to in jiife the inter est of No.'ill Dakota and tu windy in particular. i^av oi-' he TL'1 TU. P. S.—Since writ inj L:e: a .o1 notice tie- columns of il.e ptal that the dltor.d' a le spa per gol lu-f .:»• slaj.p by a gambler an.' ran into the a:ui-.oi'a just ce of the ae lor sa isf.iei :o Such an individual can well alio:- to alk a out coiitt nipiu.ie cur.- w.iii im punity. OF I'. neta i: ii! ve Tiie ii -mai-' i: Tribune ye-tetd.-.y een taiu. a ludf c- luiun douhli ieaih spe •ial ii• Ya ikioii s1 ttiiig hat the pr..p •sitii.n for lemoval of ihe seat of !i 'erritor nl govirrnuent would locale the. same near on Yau-s, only 45 miles fro: Bismark. It.does this in the face of the tact ttiat Eckelson, which is located on the off side of Sanborn, has a square "reserved" for the territorial seat of gov ernment. Either the plat of thiit aspir ing burg has not comc under the onserva tion of the Tribune or it exhibits a great deal of gall in ignoring it. Those large and stately pleasure steamers were built with an especial view to the weakness of members of legislative bodies for "dead head" excursion tickets, and they will have their influence you may depend upon it. But when it comes down to business it must be remembered that Jamestown has a Capital Hill constructed by nature and set apart by man for the territorial capi tal, and a street railway company already chartered to built out to it and put on a line of cars so that one will start out and back every fifteen minutes. But we had only counted on the capital of North Dakota when the territory is divided. However, if the capital is to ne placed on wheels and started out on a tour of the territory seeking a lavorahle location we will try to make room for it. The Irrejre-ible Ll ln -. The following from the Miles City Press will call to the minds of our old timers the career of the "Elder" in Jamestown: "II. L. Inman, at one time connected with the Daily Press, left the city with the Montana Jim buffalo hunting outfit on elwJtion day, and has ever since been in the northwest part of the territory killing buffalo. He returned yesterday to civilization and set up all last giit read ing the papers. They met with fair suc cess, until the soldiers chased them oil tlie reservation. The outSt is wend tug its way towards Mdes City, traveling •lowly as the teams are heavily loaded with hides. Inman says he don't want any more of it in bis. Firm Suudny'e Daily. bkp, Yimng Ma:i, and Think. Pi'oiu various a.enius of information the Alert 'earns that, many of the young •ueti, or boys ju.-l emerging Into man hood, in town are otleu lound engaged in placing cards, a game by which most of the gambling of ihe country is dowe, and one which oecup.es a great many hours thai could ne much more profitably -pent msomet!r.nge]se. There is* noth ing lo say inherently wrong in a social a ne oi cards. lm:eed it is a pleasant .nd agr.-i a b|e pa.si me properly rest rielcd. But 1 lie danircr is in carrying thethi-'g too far. h.le no one -,in say he has lime io squander, it is especially true 'of lh yoni.g ma.i .vho has the world and In.- oi.-n la i.:l and independent i.i'e netoi'e him. ll true ne has the right to amuse ment and uiiisi have it, for his nature de mands ii, but these are only intended as 1 r."tii .ons and nol as avoeai ions, mid an nv.i. aiiou must not be neglected mi any neeuiiiit. Whin »c Irani of young im congregating in a secluded place and and s,iee.dnig lime i.i play ng cards that should be devoted lo ilu pii.\s:cal labor or in storing lheif mu... in us. i'ui knowledgi .c.iii-i.Mi i.-.i'ii i: Ihe sli si iii ol nimbi..' '..ml u.l oi.u-ly em.a into in !.-• i.•.a ..i •. ,-..p.i' .on a: he I a.: .in. 1 g' ia. .oil ..i Im ga.i. i, v, le. 1 ii our duM to tall a bail ii .'.i. ii.en! a.i Set Iheiu I" IhiiiUing. Oi.'u i- ri -p.-cihie pi rs .lis who have scl le.» ha' it of li.e i• ii iy indulge in such creailoiis when they have nothing else io do, and ihen only for amusement, mil young men or boys do mt as a rule stop at tins Tliey soon lose interest in the game us an amusement, and If they would ocly stop at umi perhaps no harm would conic of it, ut here they take an other step, and to make the game inter esting play for a "stake" of some kind, and from this take to it fur the sole pur pose of gain, which is professional gamb ling, one of the most alluring and seduc tive of vices t.nd one from which but few ever reform. Always being on the lack of fickle fortune he gives his time, liir mind and his soul to the nefarious busi ness. A person is never so far beyond re clamation as when he becomes a confirm ed gambler. No trust is safe in his hands, as he does not scruple to stake it upon his game. He cannot be trusted in any res ponsible position. He is ostracised by respectable society. His business is a bane that poisons all that comes in contact with him.. He cares for no one and none care for him only to aespise. Stop,young man, and think. Tho J: :nes "iver National Bank. 4t At I'ne close ef ur.siuessyesterday even ing the books, papers, safe, etc., of the iames Kiver National Bank were moved m'.o ihe new and elegant, stone front building on he corner ol Alain street and if tii avenue. The east and north front of this elegant three story building is of Ohio sand stone and presents a handsome appearance. The building was com meuced early in the spring and has been built, in the nmsi substantial manner from basement to roof regardless of lime or expense, and is without (lout.I ihe iinesi building ii. N• I. Dakota, and will stand us a peipilnal na numcM to the eiiit-ri.i'..- of its u.ideis a*ml especially io ihm. E P. iis who projecied it aid wno ..s pro.ih toe b„nk. The vauii mi- from ihe lirsi to the th.r.l lloor, a hording a lire prool vault to each of Ihe •hires on iheseeo.id ,n.l third floors as Well as in ihe hank below, The entire bu id ng is i.eated by steam, the rooms well lighted anil ventilated by large win dow-, and all finished the i..nst suh si*riiial manner and elaborate workman ship, the lloors and lin.slung being of oak in oil. '1 he new i.-iiuii jn-i put in by I'hos. Foster, of Miiii.enpol.s, whouuikt a sji, cially .f i.ne oliii -rri, is aiso oi oak and of I ie inosi eiabor.ile d. gn lino w• ri: nan-h j., an 1 .s id of neauiv a! dura!.,lily Tue money ,-afe- weighing (J,ooii pounds, made of solul steel and .-i-euii by a time lock, placed within a lire prooi vault remieis ihe valua'ih \iliijnil a 1 SiI]uiel\ safe from either tire or ro.ii cry. The cost of the building complete is 523,'UM, and is a subject nl pride to the town, v. ii.eii now contains two bank build.ngs un-urpassed by an\ town or city in die rriiury. A Matter of Im.xirtaiice. EDITOH ALEKT:—Having just returned rom quite an extended tr.p through a number of states that are sending a large number of people to Dakota. 1 find A problem staring us in the face that is not of easy solution. It is this: People that had intended and made arrangements to come to this locality are being led astra' by skillful agents of the Chicago, Mb waukee & St. Paul and the Northwestern railroads. These roads say to the emi grant we will put you in Dakota for $40 per car and give you passes, and see that you are in a locality for getting govern ment land. The lying specious argiu ments such as "We save you $50 to $100 per car," "We put you in a locality where there are plenty of railroads, hence freights are half they are on the Northern Pacific." "Our land la all government, hence no trouble to get located near rail road stations." "It is a much warmer climate." "In fact if you want to go up in that countiy, if you don't freeze to death the Northern Pacific will steal what you raise for freights." Now I submit if that won't stagger any emigrant? 1 wrote in answers to Minne apolis fair advertisements between 500 and G00 let'ers. In some cases I found some of my correspondents while East. They had fully intended to come to the Jamesiown country, but now are str.ki.ig Soul h. Basing my statement on what 1 saw and beard. I should say we will lose over $10,000. Pesple that righfully and would piefer to belong to counties contiguous to Jamestown. Devolving these matters over I called on tbe officials of our road and laid the mitter before them. They after long discussion wished us to lake some action and they would help us. It is neeMett to say the Northern Fad* lie'got their road for nothing or bring- up any of the standard arguments pgainst them. That won't help the matter a hit. I think by prompt and energetic action this trouble can in part be remedied. Hence, would it not be best to take im mediate action on the subject? The people East, are thereby alive to our advantages and Dakota will receive in \s3 200,000 new citizens. Al least, 10 per cent, of these people ought to settle in Stutsman county. All of our last sum mer's work is for naught if wo cannot stein the stream of people pouring into the 'south half. They forget that the home of X.i 1 hard is on the line of the Northern Pacific. That our winters are not as vere as in Southern Dakota That we are practically out of the line of thegrcai slorm.s and that we are iavorcd in many e.-j.eci.- .Vci" our Southern brethren. I.i I'aei money always goes a griai way-ag.iinst argument. Ihnce, we must try and induce ihe .Northern Pacific people to i.ring these emigrants here for a nominal rate. They can all'ord io do so for nothing It would be simply a'loan of a lew dollars that would all he repau. over a hundredfold in a few years. In fuel the day the settler arrives be com mences to pay it ha. ii. every meal he e.Hs and every purchase be may make. I'll*- lii-mi. eU u.ardof ade ,sh us I not -.a ih in :iir:boring this mat ter, a ei -i us in I niig. Y..io!., etc., 1 C. YY'ADI ii.e J.ml iiiW A S alie.Jl. The aille-ili.un ij.br .n A-.-a don held a mici.lig at the iiiee 1 ii. S h. scll yes erdiiy al'cr.'uon as pi i» in. piihii.-hed in in- paper- at wi. ei.ag odU number Wi re in attendance. I'lie eertiii eaic of incorporation dales J.inuaiy 20, iSt3, and is issued to W. M, Lloyd, Jr., VV. \V. Dudley, Hodtrii Iiose, J. A. At- kiuson, J. W. Cloes and C. 11. Clemmer and others. The meeting came to order yesterday afte/noon by the appointment 11. Hose chairman and L. T. Hamilton secretary. The permanent organization was effected by tue election of the follow ing oflkers: Roderick liose, president C. H. Clemmer secretary, J. A. Atkinson, treasurer. On motion the following were appointed a committee to draft the by laws: Key. N. D. Fanning, W. C. White, C. H. Clemmer, It. Rose and W. M. Lloyd, Jr. The Alert congratulates this associa tion and the people of Jamestown upon its advancement and crystalization Into an institution that will be permanent and a compliment to the name of our town abroad. With a man of the experience aLd recognized ability of Mr. liose as the presiuent, and Mr. Clemmer, principal of our public schools as secretary, we be lieve the institution starts out under the most flattering auspices, and will develop in an institution that will be the pride of every good and intelligent citizen of the city. From Tuesday's Daily. Must be Some Mistake. Borne person purporting lo be F. D. Dibble writes the organ of the Eckelson tovvnsite fraud over the way rebuking the Alert for stepping on that well designed humbug and gives us some advice about how to ruu a newspaper in Jamestown, out we think there must be either a mis take or a lorgcry in the thing, for cer iaml\ Hie Ddu.le we arc tlnuking of no-did not have tiie gall to slick his bead up in tins mmiiiiuy. The F. D. Dibble we have muid nol only a li'aud by a, large major.ty imt is Unanimously. Tiie LMImlc We tmiih of Has Kicked out of-i railroad c-xncii not very long ago lor swindling a poor mau out of his money I he UiOntc we are thinking of was here lown nol long ago offering to guaran iee purchasers of town iois in Steele thirty per cent, advance on the purchase in mouths, and when a Jamestown ..Ucrcd to take all the lots on those ici'u.s .t he would g.ve good security ou lue con.raoi ue aK pp. to seek some one v\ t.o ulu .-..ve ...* A'o.d lor It. Tiie .y.iioie Ue ..IV lii.,.k..iig ull was soon .Uiti wuuis ii.% me Steele town .-lle h.M.m, because ihe piopi.clur 1 lliat "leg.liliiate lO^i.si-e ..o-i.oi ai in -. nu.- ne-s. ll eai.Uoi oulmn li.e ttl..ci ol the article ill the Cnp iai i.i una i- U. Dibble. Il it l.- i\es.ioilu i.i%e ogive ins urography io the puolic. Movvawi.rl about ihe lowusite liu. purported liunle,Wlio is growing so Wule ..ciwten lue e\es, represeins vviii not say that any perauu who knows thai this imaginary town of Eckelson is close lo banboru, which is already a goou town, Uim»s wiu ever a n.uat to au thiiig uure hm the lanJ is worih by quartet' sections, 'or to say uny one does think sc would be equivalent, to calling him a dainpbool, and tue Alert does not deal in such pjt-house lingo as that. This Uiwnsite reir mds us ot a family of spe dlators we once knew. There were five joys in rb£ famiiy and the mother prided herself on their surewduess in trading. She kept the accounts for them one year and at the close made out a bal ance sheet showing that they had made $1,000 during the year by trading jack knives among themselves, but the devil of it was it was in the same jack knives they commenced. So this townsite com pany buy and sell ameng themselves, and at the end of the year they may have an immense fortune, but the devil of it will be it will be iu the same towu lots with which they commenceu business. (rood Work i'or Dakota. As an evidence that the newspapers of the western and middle states are dis posed to give Dakota her just dues we will mention the fact that they clip very profusely- from the columns of tlie Alert and tbus largely extend the circulation of information relative to the climate and resources of the country. The Lansing, Mich.,Journal and Havana,111..Democrat, copy in full the recent editorial in the the Alert giving a fair and candid statement in reference to North Dakota winters. The Mason City, III., Journal and independent .have also done good work in giving xtended circulation to such matters of information among the people in tbeir localities. Many of the local papers in Indiana, %io and Pcnn Sf]va&ia have also dose likewise. While they ure thus doing good work for Dako ta they are also doing good service to the people in their own communities by directing them to a place and country where'they may make profitable invest ments and secure homes for tlieir fami lies which they could never do where lands are from $40 to $00 per acre. While we rather rehsh au exchange of jokes about the comparative merits of our country and theirs, tliey are made so ridiculous on both sides that people un derstand tliem as jokes, but the solid,cold facts will, ami the people IJI that countn and this are keen enough in perception to distinguish between a joke and a faet. Ii is through the local papers tli it ihe masses of people get their information of this counuy, and it is tlieir iniliieuce thai has turned ihe atientioii of the people and the tide o! emigration io Dakota. It matters not how obscure a paper may be it lias Us held of influence, and will le 11 upon I lie community iu which it cir culates. A Mite ijX.niv.igaut* Every Aineiiean lias reason to be proud of lue wonderful enterprise of the North west. Ii is ponsu.Ie, ii not probable, thai the wide awake .Northern Pacific railroad w.ll mind a niulge across the Straits ot .Viae.* maw, the length of said structure to oc aeoui lour ami u. naif miles. A san gu.ne coiempoi.wy, in view ol this pros pective achu vciuent, hazards the predic tion that wdhm a quarter of a century i.c Aortnerii Pacific will run its tracks along ilu- wes ern coast of the oonliuent, oi dge ii. Sirait and comiiiciire io ,n. ...... ,ii jj neria.— Philadelpiiia L_v. •11• a ov. ne a mile ix ravagant ami wa» in. ('ouiji intended as a jest, but ihe nuil.iiiig of a lailioad across (lie con tinent from Lake (Superior thiol.gli ilie "Great. Aineiiean lA-seri" aiiuov.rihe Itocky Mountains to the Pacific coast was once eons.deled au extravagant idea, yet before the snow of uexf winter begins to fall the great enterprise will be com pleted, and even now the "uninhabited and uninhabitable desert of DuKota" of a few years ago is 4 the El Dorado of the con tinent, is a mighty empire of domain yielding up its prolific treasures to the hand of industry, mainly because the Northern Pacific railroad lias made it inhabitable Give the Norihei'u Pacific company a laud grant through Alaska and they will bridge Behring's Strait With in 10 years if tliey have to tie the timbers together with thongs of seal skin. They have pushed the couslrucliou of the road forward ahead of sclilcineui and civiliza tion, not ouly without immediate aid but against opposition, their own enterprise giving value to the land giveu them by the government. Tlitv ave built up the great thoroughfare in defiance of meuac ing savages, spanned the lurt.id waters oi the Missouri and the torrent of the Yel lowstone, scaled and tunneled the Kocky Mountain ra.ige from the east aud west upon tin submit of which th approach ing armies of laborers wili soon meet iu ihe completion of the grand enterprise that ties together in one unbroken rail tlie two mighty oceans of the world. Fire Escapes. Since the Ncwhali house horror in .Milwaukee the subject of tire escapes has iie.cn very genet ally discussed all over ihe country by the liewspapeis and tlie best plans have been preseulcd so that there is no excuse but peliuriousness or negli gence on the part of hotel proprietors for not piov.ding such a safe guard against their guests being roasted alive, aiiU the I'ne puhi.c will berealter hold them re sponsible lor human sacruiccs that ma) ne ered up lo tbeir negligence. A lad d. nailed up against the side ot the house wheie in li.e iXcllcmelil aud rush of try tug lo escape about tnree out of five would lull and break their necks does nol nil ihe requirements ol public sentiment on this suiiject. I'lie Minneapolis Tri bune lias Hie lolloping on the subject: •'III seveiall leading u.jiels of the couulry aud uotanly iu the Cluford house of Chi cago, ev. ry guesi sees lirinly fastened to the Irani oi of Ine window a strong wrought iron ,iook, from which hangs a cod, whiih constitutes a simple, easily adjus daed perfectly effective tire es aj.e. 1 n.s e....sists of a strong, flexible .me cud ..i which is* attached to a ..c .\,.(. .. ..... ..e quickly fastened about me iv.t si, aiier winch a person Has sunp •y io ihro-\ ilia unco 'ed rope out of tlie Ili .ow, and luen follow himself as Speed ily as possible. As llie rope slides through sell-aoju-ting clamp, the weiglu of mo person curries him lo the g.ound al a mod- rale and .-ale rale ot speed a rale, the way which can be modified at pleasure by pcrinilting 'lie loose rope to pass through his hands. So easily and quickly can this simple device be operat ed thai a reasonably cool-headed person in trie upper room of a burning building could in rapid succession send a dozen persons into safety and then save himself before the flame.- would be likely to in vade his rooia. As the entire cost of these rope escapes probably does not ex ceed fifteen dollars a dozen, and as they c«n be prepared anywhere by an ordinary mechanic, there is no reason why any public house should go without them tor a day." What is That to Thee. The editors of both the Jamestowu papers are absent, and trouble is to pay generajly. The Alert comes out in the morning and pitches into Mr. burke of the Capital, personally, and in the even ing the Capitol gives Mr. McClure of the Alert, a turning over. If the proprietors of these papers remain away much longer the people of Jamestown will get disgust ed and leave the territory. The a^ove is from the Bismark Tri bune. and as it has had the field all to it self from tune immemorial it has never had the stimulating influence of compe tition and knows nothing of the social "bouts" of cotemporaries in the same town. When Bismarck becomes as large and enierprising as Jamestown, and an other paper sets up shop in the place to "supply a long felt want" the Tribune wili for the first time begin to see the reality of newspaper life, and when the editor of the Tribune goes away as he ia now and leaves the paper to be run by the "devil" he wiil find the fact given away by the cotcmporary the very first opportunity. Cure for the Mange, Enrron AI.EKT:—Dear Sir: Your offer in las: week's Alert to publish a cure for mange, prompts me to send you a receipt which is claimed to veiy effective. "Wash the skin with warm whale oil or carbolic soap. water and UM fol* lowing well into the skin: 4 oz whale oil. 1 dr creosote, 1 oz tar, 1 oz sulphur. Grind the «ulphur with a little oil, add the creosote, then add the rest of tar and oil." Very Kespectfu'ly, A. U. ASIU.EY. From W. rtned.lay's Iliiliy. The Crowning Entcipi is '. In 1S7S Anton Klaus made his first visit lo what is now Jamestown and bought the quarter section ot land now embracing tue south pari of town. The following spring he brought bis family here, and buill the Dakota house, not that he wanted to engage in the hotel business himself but to provide a stopping place for prospectors who would come here to seek investments, aud lo build this he had to ship all of his material from the east and bring in the mechanics also as none could be found here but the painter. After building the house it was necessary for someone to keep hotel, and in the absence of any other to take charge of it he opened up himself. So dilliculi was it to obtain help that he had to get up at four o'clock in the morning and saw his own wood, doing two men's work besides. In the mean time he laid out his addition which is now the heart of town, sold and gave away the lots, any way to get people to settle here and build up the town. Then built the mill and has been in the fore front of every enter prise that has made Jamestown the pros perous towu it now is. From the very hist he has slaked his judgment, his faith and 1 is all on Jamestown, keeping his own shoulder al the wheel, facing every adverse storm aud swelling every advance tide. Besides having amassed a fortune himself he has hciped many others to get a start who are now well to-do. But his work is not done yet, in fact the crowning enterprise of his life is now just begun, that of building an $80,000 noiel in a town of 2044 inhabitants, of which we will now specially speak. The mere fact of his putting a fortune in a hotel here after having seen the town grow up from nothing is certainly an en couraging circumstance and strengthens ihe lailli of others in the future of the town, for it is quite certain that a mail of UIS business qualifications would nol inu that amouut ol iuone into a hot»l for ihe novelty of the thing. I'he arcuitect, li. C. Koch, of Milwaii iicc, has Ueeu in lowu for iwu or three days drawing the plans ol the now houl. Mr. Koch is oue of lue mosi accomplished architects in the Northwest. During the war he was for three and a half years on Gen. Sheridun's slull as topographical engiueer ami has druwu the plans for fourteen court houses, oue of winch is our own, together wiiri numerous hospi tals, asylums aud other punlic build.ngs. iu a competition ot ls4 plans for a puol.c school budding in Acw York City he was awarded ihe prc-unum over ull. W meii Lion these mallei's lo si.ow that Mr. Iviaus commences by employing tlie besi talent io be ll.ul, and ue designs carrying il oui from ihe drawing ol lue plans lo lue en ure completion of liic magnitio. lit structure. The ground plan is 90 feet front on Film avenue on ll.e wist and a aouili frontage of i75 lett ou From sireei, Willi an eli at ihe uorineasl corner 40x45 feet. Tiie firsi lloor wdl contain iwo mercantile rooms facing Fifth avenue lU^xUo feet inside measure, and lour facing Front sireei with a baukiug room oi. the comer aud a reading room iilj^x45 feet to the right of llie main cuirauce from ihe souili. Besides the siores and bank ing room the first floor will comaiu ihe loOuy 26x7o, olfice, baggage, wash and cloak rooms 16x57, uunug room 44x&u, Kitchen 2B.\44, together wuh commodious pastry, refrigerator, etc. The office will only be one story high so that the two stories above will form a hollow square which will afford perfect ventilation and give every room au outside window. Under the main entrance stairway will be located a large water closet built on the most approved metropolitan plan, and adjoining t.ie barber shop to which four bain rooms wili oe attached. The engine for sieam healing will also be placed in ihe basemeui aud will furnish heating for every room aud store in the building from boiiom to lop. the partition walls ot ihe stores commencing at ihe bottom of the basement will provide basements for each, and besides these wails will be extended as partitions in the hotel above to the top adding greatly to the strength of the building. The sta rway, eight feet wide at the main eutrance, has two landings on the second floor. The ladies stairway to the second floor is from the lobby adjoining the dining room, and the stairway for the hired help goes up to the secoud and third floors from the kitchen. There is to be a recess 8x40 feet at the main en trance and three balconies which will he provided with fire escapes, as wiil also two other sets of balconies. Besides the three stairways within these three fire escape on the outside will provide almost perfect means of escape. On the second floor at the head of the main entrance will oe two reception rooms 14x16 feet on opposite sides of the hall and at the south-vest corner a large and elegant parlor. On the second floor are to be a number of family rooms pro vided with fire places, mantels and other conveniences. The halls will be eight feet wide, and transoms will be placed over the doors, which together with the outside window to every room will provide excellent ventilation. The third-floor wili be the same as the second with the exception of the reception, par lor and family rooms. The center part of the building over the main entrance will be four stories high, in the fourth story of which will be several sleeping rooms for male help, and a hundred barrel iron water tank, and on each wing will be a like tank but smaller in capacity. From these water will be supplied to every part of the building, and stand pipes to wnich hose may be connected, so that in case of Are tLe sup ply of water will always be immediately at hand. Every room will be provided with a flue ao ti»t ia cue of the failure at any time of the stea he.ati ig ipp.-ira tus tliey can be warmed by stove* The wind ws in front will all be two light, and those in the rear lour. The fmnisof the store rooms and hank on the Iirst fl or will he of jilat,.- gl ,Sv I'.e- ilu n' of the main nlrai.ee and of the .hli^ will be of in rbh- lil. and li.e Man way .n Su ed in oak. I lie building will in- lurm.-li ed wiih a' complete ele.nic hell system ami speaking lubis from every room. The cut.re hii.ldmg w.ll ig'.i'.d with ga.-, aud -uppl.cd niiu ail tin: modern Conveniences. The estimates for Ihe building materia! in this structure are as follows: 6,000 feet of lumber, 1.200,000 l.r.ek, 200 cords of stone for llie foundation and basement walls, l,6i0 barrels of lime and 2.*.i00 yards of plastering. lit furnishing -J.W yards of carpet will he rerpi red. Mr. Kluus will mime it .th.: V.lbird Hotel, in honor of the pics.dtnt of the Northern Pacific Railroad company. The construction will not be let out to con* tract, Ht will be dune by mechanics whom Mr. Klaus will himself employ, and it will renuin under his own super* vision and subject to his own direction, as he lutends to push the work as fast as is consistent with good workmanship, in which he will employ as many men as he can use to good advantage. The 400,000 brick he now has on hand will be used in the walls of the store buildings, and ex pects to have the remainder of the brick burnt hy the first of June, so that the building will bu completed by the first of next September and open for business. the Western Uui n. A dispatch from Springfield's III., says "Certain persons interested in anew tele graph enterprise, ascertaining that the Western Union Telegraph company was not organized under the laws of Illinois, made an application to the secretary of state to organize a corporation to be named the Western Union Telegraph company, the first steps necessary to a license to be issnvd by the secretary to the commissioners to open books for stock subscriptions. At this stage the Western Union Telegraph company pro tested. and the matter was referred to the ailorney general, for a decision. The of ficer decided this afternoon that undir the statute the secretary has no discre tion at this point in the proceedings to withold license to the commissioners. Furl her steps necessary will be taken to perfect any incorporation .sought when tiie aid of the coiui can tie involved to de feat the proposed organizalioh. This movement might have proved dis astrous to the Western Union people had lliey not learned of Ihe attempt at its in C( pi ion. Slightly "off' The Jamestown no ird of trade is rais ing a fund to pay uial city's excellent new-papers to boom the lown. Als-. to pay tor printing ireulars, et.tr., lo in- s. al lured over the lengih ami nrcadlh Ot' the laud, showing lip llie excellencies of lliat lavi.r. section o! ikota —List on, Da kota Clipper. The Cl.pper is somewhai "off" in the foregoing item. The hoaid of trade is nol raising a lund to pay "that city's excellent iew«p..pers to boom th" town." The fund is lo pay eastern newspapers to do this. The Alert is not kicking about this, however, hui it is proper io remark lliat those advertisements will increase the calls upon us for those who be come interested in lue country by read ing them will drop us a postal card re questing us to send them a sample copy of the Alert because they want to know something a''out ti.e country, and we send the paper gratis and pay the post age besides. A hundred papers so sent isn't much for one week, but in the course of a year it amounts te the matter of $300. A Mite Ganzy. It will be remembered some few days ago an item went the rounds of the wicked press of the territory about a minister named Sherin who, on his way from Big Stone to a revival in progress down in the south part of the territory, accompanied by his cousin, occupied a room over night with her at a Huron hotel. His defensa to the charge is a inite gauzy but, then there is one chance in a thousand ti.at it may be true and he is entitled to the benefit of it. He says in his defense that the story of his occupying a room wuh Miss Hice in iron was the work of an enemy. He says on arriving at Huron he went to the hotel and asked for rooms but was told that they were full, as well as the rest of the hotels in town, but they could give him one room. He said the girl (who is the cousin of his wife) was not his wife, but bad lived in bis family for years. They then let him have the room, and the young lady took the bed, and he rolled himself up in his overcoat and slept on the floor. He never regis tered as Mr. and Mrs. Sherin. and, as he is well acquainted in Huron, the thing seems very ridiculous to him. Illinois oa UM Itaoaa F«TK. CHICAGO, Jan. 31—Oen. P. H. Sheri dan received to-day from the secrutaiy of state in Illinois a duly attested official copy of a joint resolution by the state senate and house of representatives thanking him for his report of the Yellow sioue park to the war department calling attention to the danger of leasing its privileges to any private corporation. Hesolution declares agaiust the park pas siug into the exclusive possession of said company to be used by the as a cattle ranch and for the extort, ng of money from tourists visiting sa.d park. Kesolu tion also extends than** in Seuator Vest of Missouii tor his bill in congress in pre senting rules for the government of the park. A Biff BaliriMd 1 Tain SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31 Attorney General Marshall commenced suit against the Central Pacific railroad company to recover $2,000,000 with interest and cost on the ground that the road has refused to carry public passengers, lunatics, pris oners, etc., free of charge in accordance with terms by which the state granted aid to the company by guaranteeing in terest on bonds in conformity with the. set of legislature or 18C4.