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tr THE' JAMESTOWN ALERT. 1 DAILY AND WEEKLY. ISSUED EVE11Y FiUDAY EVENING. By MAHSIIALI, MCCLOKE. 1 "t'eru»»-l'ayaij 1 J- In Advance. AVKKKLY 'iiUlTIOX. O.I* K'COl'Y, oue «*r, -*'*'.v •. ON COPY, s!x moutUif,". i-ioo 1 oo FUIDAY, OCT. 5, 1883. '"AMESTOV W '.onpF A.M. 1 Regular coromnr.:cation lir.st and third Wedensdav evenings of each month. All Jtasons in good •tand'i)^ are cordially invited to attend. GEO. II. WOODBURY,* V.M. K. A. Bn.i,, Secretary. I O. O. F. Jamestown Lodge, No.31. a Meets every Thursday evening ,nt7.S0 o'uiwlr Al! brathcrn in good standi 113 cordially invited visit us. .Tons VI:XNI:M, N. Gto 1,. LYOX,11. S. L. 11.MINER, V. J. rjT. VITUS ENCAMPMENT. Ancient Order Kmglits of the lied «!ross, meets in Masonic Temple, '•'rtr KnlflUg from other Encampmcut? gordially invited to visit ns. Two Thonsand to Lnun. for term of years, 011 Stt'iil Kstato Security No red tape. X» waiting to submit tho appliqntion to eastern parties lint loan cim be closed ami moupy |wi.-l same (iay appli cation is made. K. r. AVKIXS. Office-with James Uiver National Bank. LOCAL AFFAIRS From Friday'» Dally: Dr. DuPtiy and "Wife ate cspected to return home from tiieir wedding tour to day. The Episcopal congregation had a pleasant social al the residence of Mrs. Fitz last night. There was a slight mist tell yesterday about noon, but not enough to interlere with threshing. Keports come in every day of rushing things on the grade of the James Kiver Valley railroad down the river. Slieriif ilcKechnie captured a porcu pine yesterday which was ou free exhibi tion at the Grand Central. Curtin & Green are having the Fifth avenue front of their new brick block painted the shade of the railroad build ing. The immense coal sheds of the rail road company across the river are about completed ready for receiving fuel. Keinc.nber the home talent entertain ment at Klaus' hall to-morrow night. It will be an entertaining as well as an amusing aii'air. There is considerable talk and inquiry abtfut lots the new town of New Kock ford and several build lugs are now in the $ourse of construction. C. D. Smith came down I'rern Carring ton yesterday accompanied by his wife and Mrs. McDermott. who took the af ter aoon tram for St. Paul on a visit. The walls of Mr. Kelley's new brick block were raised heavenward several feet yesterday. The lied Wing brick of which the frout is being built is going to be handsome. There is a large amount of lumber be ing hauled out by the farmers now,which indicates great deal of improvement going on in the country as well as in (own. Dr. Drake came into the city yesterday from an absence of a couple of wseks at home near Pingrcc, where he has been attending to professional practice jn that neighborhood, Melville and Carrington, and looking after the threshing of his crop of wheat. The ladies of the Presbyterian church will give asocial at the residence of the pastor this evening, to which all are cor dially invited. The occasion will be a pleasant' one, and as many as can do so are earnestly requested to attend. The Alert yesterday had a very pleas ant call from liev. Father Stephan, pastor of the Catholic church, to succeed Father Flanagan, at this place. He is a pleasant, warm-hearted geutlemac whose genial social qualities will at once give him a high place in the esteem of our people. The time far putting up heating stoves and for fires to disclose defective flues is near at hand but a lire couipauy does not materialize. There is even danger of the Are engine being destroyed by fire in the cagifte house. As a precaution against such a calamity it ought to be taken to a place ef security, out on the bluff for in stance. The new railroad buildings just com pleted here makes the passenger depot look like the humble liome transmitted 8oWnthrongh a long line of ancestry to a poor widow with nine fatherless child ren that is to say, the contrast is so great that strangers make mete remarks about the old depot than they da about the new division headquarters." The^ainting on the new railroad head quarters building is not common in this couotry.but presents a very pleasing ap pearance to the eye.' This, together with the nice fence that is bewg erected around the premises enclosing the build ings, gives the place a rather nobby ap pearance^., The division superintendent and traii* dispatcher will occupy the Irailding the first of next month. A meeting of the Catholic congregation W*S held iMt night to consider (he mat ter of building a comfortable house for the pastor. It is a matter that has been too long neglected but which no doubt will BOW lie attended to at once. Father Flanagan as a choice of the two pre ferred a comfortable church edifice for lila congregation to a good domicile for hiwelf, bat the time has fully coma now fbr that comfort to be added by the con- Hight before last, between the h*urs of •tea and twelve •'clock, as near as can t* aacertameJ, Merrick Moore bad a ham stolen from his barn in the south paftof tte ct*r, and up to last night no MM of Miner U* horse or tlaef had been •fa—d. Tins if mm disguising the fact, have dcteraiued upon vigorous and effective means to put a slop to tins kiud of ousinos:*:. and J'orso thieves know what that means in the west. Several horses have been stolen during the summer and so far none have been captured. It is not through an}' fault of the ufliucra, however, that they have escaped, but if they elude the pursuit of the populace hereafter, they will be slick ones. The people have fully determined that the property of our citizens as a community shall he protected hy mutual e.ilorl and they mean business. from Puttirdav's IWily. Anton Klaus is out again alter his few days siekne.ts. Atlv lvcr.sluw. of Uismari.k, is in tlse city. Chas. Mallby and wife are preparing to spend the winter in Minneapolis. Dr, DuPuy and wife returned frou their eastern wedding tour yesterday. Shoenberg Bros, grand opening Octo ber 1st. J. D. Brown, of Mahomet, ill., brother of the Alert book keeper, arrived in the city yesterday. The cornet baud discouiseil music to the public from the band stand in Villavd Park last night. 1 Mason Miller has commenced to plaster the lower story of the new Curtin & Green block. Land Agent Gregory, of Carrington, came down yesterday to attend to iinport I aut business connected with New l-iosk !ford. The board ot education has let the con tract of building the new north side school house to Mr. Aliller at a cost of §13,ii00. At the meeittig night before last the Cathnlic congregation decided to at once build a comfortable house for the pastor, and that means it will be done. Judge Hayward returned yesterday from a two or three days' business visit to Mandau. He says Mandan is "way up" in progress. The probabilities are that the coming winter will be a hard one for the poorer class and it might be wise for them to study up on economy—it always pays to be on the safe side. The Nortliarn Pacific is experiencing a liberal number of serious wrecks, tbc most of which, as the Alert understands it, is the result of carelessness on the part of employees of the road. The report that J. J, Fry has "skipped" out is undoubtedly a mistake. Air. Fry is expected to return about the thirtieth and the chances are that lie will show up on this afternoon's train. The great amount of grain that has been brought to our elevators and sold this season has had a tendency to create a scarcity of ready cash at our banks. It will all find its way back again however in a short time. A very pleasaut social was held al the residence of Rev. F. D. Fanning, pastor of the Presbyterian church, last night. The pastor and his excellent wife have a happy faculty of making everything pleasant on sucli occasions. Engineer McLain, who was injured in the railroad wreck yesterday morning, holds an accident policy for $2,000 and §10 weekly indemnity in the Accident Insurance C\». of North America through L. Hayward, general agent of the com pany here. D. A. Morrison of Rochester, Minn., and an old friend of John Dee, spent a few days in the city this week. We un derstand that he caught ou to considera ble New liockford property and that he will make some improvements in that place. At a meeting of tho Ladie3 Aid society of the M. E. ehurch yesterday after noon the following officers were elected: President, Miss Pierce vice president, Mrs. Hill secretary, Miss Mary Baldwin treasurer, Mrs. J. T. Bush. It was alse decided to give an oyster supper the near future, for which the necessary committees were appointed. From Sunday's Dally. Dr. J. Hamphreys, of U. S. A., station ed at Fort Custer, was in the city yester day. Maj. Keller, of Columbus, Ohio, spent a portion of yesterday looking over the James River metropolis. Mayor Flint reports that he is half through harvesting his crop of potatoes and that his patent diggers are working well. Mr. Johnson, of Ordway, who is re§ sponsible for the James liiver Valley line going to that place, can be found at the Dakota House. Trade has been generally good during the past week, and as a result the mer cantile portion of the town are feeling happy. Fall plowing is progressing very nicely but the majority of our farmers grumble at the hardness of the earth, which con dition is due to a protracted dry spell. Parkhurst wants to know who the par ties are that hauled away about 200 bush? els of his wheat at Aretic station, not that he cares about the wheat but he wants to make the acquaintance of the parties. The railroad company has an immense lot of coal piled up along the track on the other side of the river. For some reason they do not use their new shed over there yet which is large enough to hold the contents of an ordinary mine. The board of trade held a meeting last night and made all necessary arrange ments for entertaining the members of the press of the Vjllard excursion who are now on their return east, and who will arrive in Jamestown to-day. At this writ ing the day bids fair to be a fine one. Mayor Flint rather enjoyed the exercise of walking back and forth between bis farm and the city so long as he knew bis buggy and harness were in the Darn but to do sa now and think that some thief is rlUcrr* may aa well take no- using his rig doesn't set well on his feel of tlua cMuraoity Jiogs. •f|®i E. Schwcllenbach arrived in tho city yesterday from Frederick, Brown Co., on a visit of a few days with his old friends in Jamestown. Although Mr. E. former ly lived in this city ho Las to conut up every .few weeks to keep the run of the improvements. Since Lippett, Leak 3 Co.'sgloves have come into the market they have become so popular tli.it the irerchants who did not buy of its have bought cloves in the east and are trying to sell them for California buck. Be sure and look for tlie brand Lippett, Leak & Co. d-w 1 Valley City Times: Some time ago tho Times announced thai Miss Sarah Ruth erford, of Jackson, .Michigan, had brought suit against Dr. Calvert, of Eck elson, for damages for breech of promise of marriage. From C. S. Copp, attorney for plaintiff, it is learned that Miss liuth erford has obtained judgment for dam ages in the sum of £5,500. Tins is the last day of the conference year for Rev. W. L. Demurest as pastor of the M. E. ehurch here unless be should tie returned hy the annual confer ence which meets in St. Paul this week, liev. Demorest has henn a faithful shep herd of his llock at this place, and whccvcr the ecclesiastical powers that be .h iil appoint liini work he will be accompanied by the earnest good will and wishes of the church, congregation and people of Jamestown. The »mii :al entertainment and magic box pantomime given ity our home talent al Klaus hall last night was well attended and in every way first-class. The music, both instrumental and vocal, was appro priately selected and rendered well. While all are deserving equal compli ment it 13 unnecessary to praise individ ually, and to compare is odious in any case. tiuilice it to say lhat the audience was unanimously satisfied and all agree that the entertainment was an excellent one. .Messrs. Frauk Anderson aud Lyman 11. Bryan, the artists who prepared the display of grain and grasses for the Min neapolis, Cincinnati and Boston exuosl lions and for the Villard party, have prepared and presented to the hoard of trade last night, a beautiful sample con sisting of a table unci lioor piece together with the sickle with which they cut the sample aud a bronze sledge and spike commemorative of the recent celebration of the completion of the Northern Pacif ic railroad. The samples are tine aud reflect much credit upon the artistic taste and skill of the gentlemen who pre pared them. From Tuesday's Dally Billy McKcan of the Snuborn Enter prise, was in the city yesterday between trains. Henry Doofittle, assistant manager of the Dakota house is quite ill with symp tons of fever. P. C. Cummings, the jolly readmaster of the N. P., sojourned in Jamestowu yesterday. 'Rev. Demorest expected to start to the annual conference at St. Paul this morn ing on the early tram. John Waller departed fer lils home in Iowa last night. He will return again soon to take a bulialo hunt with the boys. There is a sensation in social circles up in. the vicinity of Melville which is begin ning to raise a breeze, as "coming eyents cast their shadows before." The Kelly brick business block is rap idly assuming pronortions and the con tractor says he expects to have it all com plete by the middle of November. The city council last uiglit adjourned to Wednesday night for want of a quo rum. There were present the mayor and aldermen Collins, Dudley and Vennum. Yesterday was "red letter'' all over the United States, as red stamps were used on all letters mailed. The government commenced giving excursion raies on let ters. The dining cars have been discontinued for a few days undergoing repairs. They will be kept on all winter much to the dissatisfaction of the hotel keepers along the line. Parties from Jamestown who have been in Washington "and Oregon since the completion of the Northern Pacific are sending back discouraging reports of the disadvantages of the country in general. Wm. Price, Superintendent of carpen ters and builders on the N. P., has re ceived instructions to make Jamestown his headquarters hereafter. He will moye ois family here next week. J. Morley Wyard, editor and proprietor of the Carrington News, lost his house by fire yesterday morning. It was on a claim that lie jumped near that town and this is supposed to have originated the fire. Chief train dispalcher McCabe, of Far go, will be here to-day to prepare the new headquarters preparatory to moving his office from Fargo to this city, which will hereafter be the headquarters of the Dakota division. The entire outlit will be brought here next Sunday. Geueral Manager Casey returned from Carrington yesterday and continued his journey to Ransom cuuntv where his company have a large tract of land of about 15,000 acres on which they are making improvements and putting into cultivation. The management of the musical enter tainment held last Saturday evening ex tend their most sincere thanks to the attentive audience, also to those who so kindly assisted in the performances, and at an early day they expect tor place be fore the public another of a series of similar entertainments, which they pro poae to continue through the winter. The Northern Pacific stock yards west of the river are the most extensiyc and complete of any on the line of tbc road in this territory. They are supplied in each of the divisions with long watering troughs and tho wjuer supplied from the well by steam power. Commodious barns and sheds are constructed, and every con venience is supplied that the shipper coald aak. Tho telegraph wires and instruments will be transferred from the passenger depot to the new division head quarters in a fe\V days and the ticket seller will b« relieved of tho per plexities of attending to that branch of the business. Yesterday evening one of John Vcn nuui's teams indulged in a runaway, starting from near the Alert ofiice and finally hauling up on a post near Fields & Co's. jewelry store. They made some lively hurrying to aud fro among tlie people on the streets but fortunately 110 one was hurt except Mr.' Potter, the driver, who had one foot considerably in jured. The wagon was badly wrecked but the team not seriously injured. The hotel question is again being agi-' tatcd by some of our capitalists. James town is certainly in need of a first class hotel and if the matter is properly handled the entui prise can be made a success. Our citizcns arc becoming awakened to the interest of the town in this respect and will aid the enterprise by liberal financial donations. Nothing will enhance the prosperity of a town as a first closs hotel properly managed and if Jamestown had such an institution our city would be complete. The position the Northern Pacific company has taken in the interest of Jamestown is conclu sive evidence that lliey have unbounded faith in its future, aud our citizens in general should take hold of the matter with an earnestness that will make it assured. Prom Wednesday's I) a liy The train from the west was about half a day late as usuat yesterday. Dr. Carley has been in town several days from his farm out in the country. The two "orphans" have pretty hard times trying to get a living in the railroad yards. The James river was never at so low a stage since the Indians had a pre-emption on the whole territory. Arthur Curre, brother-in-law of agri cultural dealer T. J. Jones, arrived in the city yesterday from Illinois. Elmer E. liives, who has been impiov ing his farm during the summer down a few miles south of the city, has moved into town for the winter. T. II. Bowditch has received woid from Fields that the hitter's mother was still alive at time of writing, but was not ex pected to Jive from one hour to another. A great deal of stubble plowing will go over until next spring that would other wise have been done this fall but for the ground being so dry that it is almost im possible to do good plowing. Parties from the country down the river icport the railroad grade progressing in booming shape. It is now expected that the entire line through to Ordway will be ready for the ties and iron by the first of December. This will be pretty good fer a railrood of 110 miles which was not projected until the latter part of the summer. The N. P. tallied another wreck yester day marning by which an engine and car were ditched but fortunately nobody was killed. It occured by a collision of two freights, both headed for the west, one stopping of. the track and the other run ning into the rear. Ever since railroads have been in operation trains have been trying to pass each other on the same track, but every attempt has been a fail ure and a wreck. It can't be done. Miss Kelley, sister of Mrs. M. E. Foley, started on her return trip to Columbus, Wis., on thn early train this morning. Miss Kelley has been here for several months during which time she has made a large circle of friends, quite a number of whom assembled at the Grand Central last night on a parting visit and adjourn ed from there to Klaus hall, where a so cial dance of a couplc of hours was had. There is a town down in Illinois by the name ot Mason City. It is a prohibition town and both the papers are prohibi tionists. An iron clad prohibition ordi nance has just been published which tlfe papers both show Was' passed September 25th and approved Sept. 19th, six days befoie it was passed. Either the mayor was a little previous in his approval or prohibition lias not struck in on the edi tors. Sanborn Enterprise: The Mandan Pi oneer man has recently been catching hot shot from the Valley City Times and Jamestown Alert for decrying the publi cation of tlie Louisiana lottery ad. hy the latter journals. Tho enterprise has a. pri vate opinion on the subject, but it is not that we wish to express at present. All we want is to have the Pioneer tell its read ers where those "extracts from private letters," concerning Michigan weather were taken from. They may net under stand you know. Several real estate deals are in progress now which will bring in new capital and industry next spring. The time of ex periments is about over in this cotAtry and next year will witness a number of extensive new enterprises which have been tested oy experiments the past two years and found to be reasonably success ful. There will be a great deal of labor and capital employed here in otltcr indus tries than that of producing wheat,though that will no doubt be the principal one. A greater diversity ef crops as well as stock raiding will be developed inte prominent enterprises of the country next year. The Bismarck Capital has been tempt ed, but it resisted the devil and he fled. It say: "The editor of the Daily Capita) has been approached with a proposition to write editorial articles taking a dis couraging view of the Ed get ton decision, and making it appear that Bismarck had or wonld lose the capital. This was de sired that real estate might be deprecia ted and bought in for less than its real value. The Capital is a legitimate, trcth ful newspaper, and its opinians not being for sale the o$er was declined, The truth is Bismarck is new and prottablv forever will be the capital of Dakota, and there is nothing in the present situa tion to cause the slightest decline in real estate vtlaM." Bismarck Capital: Colonel Steele of Steele, states that he has about 1,000 chickens in his hennery aud he will era ploy his incubator next winter in hatch ing chickens oy the thousand. He states also thai his wheat is bringing him twen ty-one bushels to the acre on the average Fargo Republican. Something of ft scusutiou was produced among pedes trians ami store-keepers on Broadway yesterday afternoon, by the irregular con duct of a liorse. lie was attached to a buggy, in which were two ladies. Com ing in frout of Miller's niu3ic store, he halted, stretched himself out at fullleng on the sidewalk, and after enjoying his ease in that position tar awhile, deliber ately got up again as if nothing had hap pened. His liorseship thought best to give no explanation of his conduct, and, though it was witnessed by a crowd of spectators, his motives are still involved in mystery. The new railroad buildings that have lately been constructed shut out eutirely a view of the track and moving trains on tho west side of Fifth avenue uutil one comes almost upon the track. The neces sity of a flagman at that crossing is now not only increased but it is imperative, and the city council will expose itself just censure by tho people whose aud children as well as teams are stantly endangered if it does not by ordi nance compel the railroad company put a flagman there. As long as the rail road company can get the verdict of "no blame attached to the railroad company/ from a coioner's jury it is not to be sup posed they will take the voluntary steps necessary to protect the lives of the peo ple at the place which is now little less than a death trap. The Alert has time an1 again called the attention of both the railroad company and city council to the dangers of this place, and if it is allowed to go 011 until somebody is killed we shall then place the blame where it belongs, English so plain that he who runs may read. to From Thursday's Daily. Attorney Dodge is not feeling very well. Kclleher would like to take another hunt. Mr. D. T. Stewart of Chicago is in the city. Deputy Sheriff McDermott was down from Carrington yesterday. Train dispatcher McCabe A'ants to rent a house with *ix or seven rooms Yesterday was a fine one in the way of autumnal weather or Indian summer. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Heunback return ed from their wedding tour yesterday. A. .W. Porter, now interested 111 a ccal bank at Livingston, Jl. T., is in the city. The potato growers are very busy with their harvest of the tubers just at present. Nearly all the teams in John Moore's livery stable have been engaged for the LaMoure excursion on the tenth Train Dispatcher McCabe shook hands with many friends in Jamestown yester day. lie comes to stay next week! Nearly all the teams in John Moore's livery stable have been engaged for the LaMoure excursion on the 10th. J. B. Taylor, representing E. M. Ful 'er of Bismarck, dealer in forest trees, is stopping nt the Grand Central. Joe D.Mills is moving into his nice new residence which is just completed and is one of the nobby domiciles of the city. G. J. Goodrich makes the Alert happy by bringing in a basket of fine vegetables consisting of beets, potatoes and "sich like. Miss Gusta Plow, the pleasant postmis tress and merchant at Pingree, spent a portion of yesterday and last evening,in the city. The workmen on Kelloy's new brick block, teams hauling brick and other ve hicles en the street make North Fifth avenue look very lively, The sash for the French plate glass fronts in Curtin & Green's new brick block is being put in. They are also hav tng sandstone fronts painted on the build ing. Through some vexations concntena tion of circumstances our package of Alerts of the edition of Tuesday morn ing failed to reach Carrington. We have uot yet discovered where they were side tracked. B. W. Fuller expects eight carloads of young cattle to arrive from Ellendale to day, they having been shipped via the C. M. & St. P. railroad 111 order to avoid being robbed by the Northern Pacific freight charges. The Minneapolis editor who wrote that the James Kiver was a beautiful silver stream until one of the school children droppcu a blatter in it and dried it up, will tie hung to the railroad bridge on his first trip through this country. Tho only thing that can save him will be to prore that be meant the Sheyenne. Tbc basement af the new Catholic par sonagc is about completed aud the build ing will be all complete to secure Father Stfhan from the fierce blasts of the win ter blizzards before they begin to make excursions down the James Kiver valley. The bnilding will be similar in style and size to the Presbyterian parsonage. The Alert is informed that Governor Ordway has signed the papers for the or ganization of Foster county and forward ed them to Yanktop to have the territorial.seal affixed. The commission era appointed will Insure the location of the county seat at Carrington. Mrs. L. W. Foster has purchased Mrs. Dennisen's interest in the millinery busi ness en Fifth avenue and in the future the business will be conducted by Mrs. Foster. In conclqsjon it might be added that Mrs. Foster has just received a line line of fail and winter goods consisting of elegant bonnets, laces, ribbeqs, etc., and would be glad to have the ladies of the city and country call and examine them. Mrs. Foster also carries on dress making and stamping and la prepared to flllMdwa is that line. The Capital of this city moved ex-vice president Schuyler Colfax irom South Bend, Indiana, to New York about the same time it says the Bismarck Tribune changed the name of President Grevy of France to that of Gregory.' Miss Sylvia Kelly, who has spent two summers here, has returned to Wisconsin for the winter. In the time she has taken and proven up on both a pre-emption and a homestead, .and had crop euough on the breaking of last year to more than pay all the cost aud expense of acquiring and improving the half section of land which she now ovists'. City Council. Present—Collins, Carr, Dudley. Klaus, and McGinnis. Mayor Flint in the chair. Minutes of preyious meeting read and approved. Communication received from James town Elestric Light & Water company concerning lighting the city with electric light... On motion of Klaus referred to the committee on streets and bridges. Petition received from-J. II. Smith to transfer his license to N. C. Curtis. On motion of Alderman Dudley Smith's license was rescinded aud license granted to Curtis. Bills allowed Hayward insurance.. Pred Clark lutulin« diit ......... (J \V Craven, work on the streets the Communication was read from board of underwriters. On motion of Alderman Dudley referred to committee rn fire. lives con •10 00 si an 47 ar 118 55 82 95 Flint, work,men and team ou street It Winslow,lumber August pay roll, street commissioner.... Thompson, work on ."treet O'Connor, alley and street crossing ltiversjde addition O'Connor, sidewalks It Winslow, 1 timber Jamestown Hardware Co,nails fcc Hayward & Meislcr, ground runt Mills, cash Dakota Ilonse, board Chicago China & Glass Co. oil &c.... ... .T Kugcir, pump E II Foster, suveying S!5 On motion of Alderman Dudley lhat council meet at Dakota hous'3 to-morrow at 11 a. m., and go 111 a body to new road southwest of Klaus'mill. On motion of Alderman Carr the Mayor and Aldermen Dudley and Kiaus were ap pointed ii committee to confer with .the ruilrotd company concerning gates and flagmen for the crossing on Fifth avenue Accounts presented: September pay eoli. 3tecet commissioner. A Moore, livery Alderman Klaus nominated T. F. Branch tor the position of city engineer, and he was elected. On motion Alderman Klaus the fire department was instructed to secure prices on 100 leather and rubber buckets. Ou motion Alderman Klaus the Mayor appointed Aldermen Klaus, Dudley and McGinnis and city attorney as a com mittee to look over the defective village ordinances. On motion Alderman Klaus council adjourned until Saturday night next at 7 o'clock. JOE D. MILLS,City Clerk. Free Excursion to LaMoure. The management announce that Con cord coaches, hacks and carriages will leave Jamestown, Oct. 9, at 12 o'clock sharp, reachine LaMoure for supper. Also leaving Jamestown-at 4:30 a. m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, reaching LaMoure in time for the free lunch and auction sale. Parties can go at any of the above hours, but in order to be assured of ac commodations applications should be made at once at tbc office of Wells, Dud ley & Co., where seats can be reserved. Tickets for the round trip to LaMoure and return wilj be sold for $4, and this amount will Accredited to all purchasers kof property, thus making the excursion Absolutely free. It is.already quite certain that.a large npipber of the brat cijizens of Jamestown and towns west as far ras Bismarck will ayad themselves of this opportunity to see the most beautiful part of the James Uiver Valley and to inspect the work in progress on our railroad south. Last, V-, A Urge overcoat, within two miles of tho city, going south. The persou returning umc to Smith's Hotel, Jar.iestawn, will be rewarded. 40-wktfts HEKKY SUAIILOW. ....... Lost, One gray marc, 6 years old, small in size. Person returning same to Smith's stable in Jamestown, will be suitably rewarded. 40-wk&8 IIENRY SHAKLOW. Strayed or Stolen. A bay marc,weight about 1,000 pounds. A running sore on left side of head. Th finder Will be suitably rewarded on leav ing same at my ranche. 18-tf JAMES LEES Lucky Jack Oeta a Package Expressed. A reporter ef the Americas visited Mr. Jack Graves, th* driver of Stock we It engine No. 4, to see if he had received the $10,000 announced drawn on ticket No. 97,563 in the August drawing of tbc Louisiana State Lottery. He was foaud in Chief Slock wet I'a office fatkii.g about buying a residence for himself and family. "Lockv Jack'' as ho la now called, called oi Mr. Dofsey C. Fierce, ngent of the express, who handed over the usual yellow package, with an unnsual number of brown seals npon it, took ont ten packages or $1,000 each In $90 bills. His'wife will stilldoall her housework, .l^nt he is glad he drew the $10,000 in the Louisiana State Lottery, as he can buy him self a line house and put $5,000 out at interest besides.'—ITashville, Tennessee,Americas, Ang. 23. J^OTICE OF FINAL PROOT.- La«d Office at ftreo, D. T., Oct., 4, ISM. Notice is hereby given that the following nam ed settler has filed notice of bis intention to make Anal proof in support of hia claim and sees re Sna! egtry thereof on the 18th day of November, JOSEPH F. COKNWELL, E No. 638 for the nw« of sec 82, tp 1S0, n, 68, w, aud names the following as his witnesses, via:. II W Dewey, CW ?i»her, 11 Hush, OH Bioker, all of Stutsman county, T. The testimony to be taken before n. J. Ott judge probate court Stutsman county, T., on the 17th of November A. D. 188S, at his olHoe. HORACE AUSTIN, Register. McMillan A Frye, Attorneys. ll ftt |fOTlCE OF FJNAL PROOF. .' Land Office at Fargo, D. Tl, Sept. 1883.. Notice is hereby given that th* following named jrttler has Died notice of hi* intention to make anal proof in support of his claim aad secure float '"try tbeteof on the «th day of Nov., 1888, via: JOHN KELTY IK Ho. .9909 for the aw# of 8, tp 137, a. r64,w,slidninMtbc foltowiiigAshicwitnewet, Stutf'ow. Totton, Frank McKen 8 Petty* All of StateviMi coanty, T. The tertimooy to be Uken before H, 4- QtK Wp npbijf.wrt for Htntsnatn county, ''s«f'«tow», StutTOM ccaatj. Ii oo the 5th dar of November A. D. 18B8.at bis oAoe. W1„ Hoaaca Atrmx, Register. XcXlliaa A Fijr, Attorneys. THE BOTTOMLESS SAGUENAY. A Poet'si Moonliffht Trip ©own tl»0 Unfatlioinlcss "Hive* of Death.* Joaquin Miller. .. This river of death of Saguenay, is bottom less. You might, if possible, drain tho Mc. Lawrence river dry, says Mr. Lo Moine, tho Canadian authority, and yet this-dark, still river would be able to float tho Great Eastern and all her majesty's ships of the line. "A bottomless river" sounds strangely new in deed, wore it not so I should not trouble you or myself to mention it. But this rivo is thus far unfathomed. It is full of counter currents, swift, peilrousin the extreme. As tho vast red moon comes shouldering up out of the St. Lawrence away above toward tho sea and stood thef" ft glowing period to a great day, we draiw baclt from Tadousae, where tlie ancient church sits in the tawnsy sand and scattering grass, mul, rounding a granite headland, we slowly steamed up tho silent river of death. It widened a little as wo went forward, but even its mile of water looked narrow enough as wo crept up between the great naked wails of slate and granite that shut out these dark water from every living thing. On the ri^ht hand great, naked and monotonous capes of slato and toppling granite. On the left band, granite and slate and granite, and all silent, all new and nude, ns if just fallen half fluished from God's hand. One mile, two miles, twenty miles, and only tho weary wall of granite Now and slate only the groat massive monotony of nude and uncompleted earth. tho walls would seem to close in in-l'oro us and bar all possible advance. Then its wo rounded another weary and eternal etipo of overhanging granite, in its few frightened and torn trees, tho dark way would open bo fore us. And ten, twenty, thirty miles more of silence, gloom, river of death. No sound. No sign of life is here. Summer or winter, springtimo or autumn, all seasons nlik'\ no bird, no beast, not even the smallest insect, save only a possible housefly that may harbor in the steamboat and so bo brought with you, is ever seen here. This is literally tho river of death. 1 know no spot iiko 100 87 4 50 8 75 178 50 400 (10 8 18 3 35 0J 0 59 84 75 30 40 100 00 11 00 On motion Alderman Dudley clerk was instructed to draw orders in payment of pay roll of police force for September, amounting to $200. On motion Alderman McGinnis clerk was instructed to draw orders for quar terly salary due clerk and attorney. On motion Alderman Klaus, $1 was ac cepted on tho bill of $2.50 in lavor of the city of Jamestowu due from D. M. Kel leher. Ordinarce No.23 relating to telephone, granting to F. M. Conehay permission to use streets and alleys of the city for the erection of poles for telephone purposes, received its third reading and was passed. it on the face of this earth. Onr deserts with their owls, norn-loads, prairio dogs, and rattlesnakes are populous with life in comparison. And yet this awful absenco of all kinds of lifo can not be due to the waters. They are famous for. fish of the best kind. Tho air is certainly delicious. But all this vast river's shore is as empty of life as when "darkness was upon the lace of the deep."' And no man has settled here. For nearly 100 miles not a sign of man is seen. You seem to be a sort of Columbus, as if no man had ever been here before you. At every turn of a great granite capo these lines rhymed incessantly in my ears: Wo were the first that ever burst Upon that silent sea. An hour past midnight and we neared the central object of the journey. Cape Trinity, a granite wall of about 2,000 feet, which in places literally overhangs tho ship. Our captain laid tho vessel closely against the monolith, and for a moment rested there. We seemed so small. Tho great steamer was as a little toy, held out there in tho hollow of God's hand. No sound anywhere. No sign of life, or light, save the moon, that filled the canon with her silver and lit tho amber river of death with a tender and an alluring light. No lighthouso, no light from tho habitations of man far away on the mountains only the stars that hung above us, locked in the stony helmets of their everlasting hills. Birdie McHennepin. Texas Sittings. Miss Birdie McHennepin is one of the belles of Austin. Her intellect, however, does not tower into the sublime heights reached by Susan B. Anthony, but, to uso tho cold language of truthfulness, she is very much tho samo kind of a young lady as Gus De Smith is a young man. Not long since ho proposed matrimony. He proposed in good faith, in a solemn, impressive manner, upon with Miss Rirdie inaugurated a giggle, until Gus was very much disgusted, und, arising from his knees, his anger found vent in words. He was mad, too—too mad almost to speak. "Miss Hennepin," he finally ejaculated,"with me this is no laughing matter. Why should you see anything ridiculous about it!" "You must excuse me, Mr. I)o Smith—rta% must, for 1 am not laughing at yoti reall^ now, I am uot. I am lajughing at ma. Ma's so funny, you know, lleally, she is just, too funny for any use. Yes, I was laughing at ma.'" "At your ma!" "Yes, yousoomashe told me only this morning: 'Birdie, you are so green that some'donkey will take you yet," aud here you come—" But he was gone. Ho was in tho past tense. It was he who banged tho door so violently. "I wonder," cooed the suddenly deserted Birdie, "I won dor, now, really, if he is offended at what ma said. But, then, ma always was too awful funny for any kind of use." A Fanny I«eeture With Comie Pie. tures. New York Tribune. Frank Beard, the artist, appears to extract plenty of. fun out of his illustrated lectures at Chautatiqna. A correspondent of The New ark Advertiser thus describes one- of these lectures: "His panorama, painted. as lie' lijnv solf stated, at a cost of nearly s^wiis the basis of his lecture. To'describe Umpirtures would resemble'in its effect the drinking of a glass of soda that has sioort an IK,nr. IN Frank Beard's lectures tho buffoonery is too often the prominent feature, but in I his ease the exuberant humor of the lecture excluded criticlsrti. Tho panorama creaked Wiur with the awkwardness of a country show-, wltila Beard raved and fiddled and expMoe.1 and mado fun of the C. L. S. C., and ythm- sub jects dear to the Chautauqua heart. The pictures were original in their conception. Many of the audience never having seen tho Brooklyn bridge, he kindly introduce*I two views from that structure. One was a view looking up, showing nothing but clouds and stars, and the other looking down, showing merely a dead dog and a barrel floating- on. the river. Beard is an inveterate punster.' His picture of the sun has no rays, but be explained that this was a prodigal son and ho. couldn't 'make a raise/ Hbawers of FUhci. i* Maw York Siiu. The coast of Mexico, near "Vera Cruzj not long ago bad a shower of fishes, canting the utmost consternation. A similar I hi iW toy petied at San Luis Potosi. Snperstiti.iiis Ma ple talked about the ond of the world ,The fishes were a species of sardino not familiar in the neighborhoods. A shower Years ago in Wales was of a small fish known as stickle backs, sprinkling the ground over an area of several square miles. They were alive when they fell yet if caught up by a whirlwind from any. of the brackish ponds near tb« sea, in which this species of fish abounds, they must have been conveyed through th air a distance of thirty miles. The tl:*ry of sci entists is tbat the fishes are trans)H»-t*Hl with wonderful speed through the air to t:^ place of deposit In India such a shower is known to have taken place, the fishes varying from a pound to a pound and a half each. Ftaaat Flouv .In Virginia they are making ftotir of'pw nuts, and it is praised. It is customary ia Georgia tjopoujid the nuts for a pastry. -4- Rnrlag Up. 5 i1 Chicago Times. "Simon, you've been drios&w again. I nnell'liquor on your breath, and it was only yesterday you promised me, your fond wife, that you had finally reformed. "Yes. Mm Mulberry (hie), ask so but you she (ln'e) the sholera's a-raging in Bgypt (fcfe), an enndtf hi this dirccshnn like (hie) depress tram. Go| to begin to brace up my (hip) mtem in Mm. Mil. (hie) Mulberry.