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THE JAMESTOWN ALERT. DAILY AND WEEKLY. ^ISSUED EVERY FRIDAY EVENING. ffc B* MAIISHALL MCCLDRE. :r. Term«:-Par«lle In Advance WEEKLY EDITION. ONE COPY, one year. OSB COPY, sis mouths. $2 00 1 00 FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 1883. I & fAMESTOWM ru)^oK *. i\& A.M. IRuenlar communication first and third Wcdcn«day evenings of cnch month. All Masons in good standing arc cordially Invited to attend. GEO. N. WOODBURY, W. M. It. A. BILL,Secretary. O. O. P. Jamestown Lodge, No.31. Meets every Thursday evening at 7.30 o'clock AH hrethorn in good standing cordially invited to visit as. S.T.Knights JOHN VENKUM, N. G. L. LYON,It.8. L.B.MINER,V.G. VITUS ENCAMPMENT, Ancient Order of the lied Cross, meets in Masonic Temple. Sir Knights from other Encampments sordlally invited to visit as. Tot* ThMmnil Hollar* to Loan, for a term of years, on Koal Estate Security Ho red tape. No waiting to submit the application to eastern parties but loan can be closed and money paid same day appli cation Is made. K. P. WELLS, Office with James River National Bank. LOCAL AFFAIRS Prom Friday's Dally: The dance at the new court house last night was well attended and was in every way a very pleasant occasion, being a benefit to the cornet band. Billy Nickeus has been appointed reg ister of deeds in the new organization of Foster county of which good fortune his friends in Jamestown will be pleased to learn. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Barnes rejoice oyer the advent of a son to their family circle who began to count one in the census re port Wednesday evening. Dr. Wilson re ports all parties doing well. Anton Klaus, R. M. Winslow, Banker Wallace, Cashier Blossom, Mr. Alden, John Dole, A. A. Doolittle and other prominent citizens if Jamestown returned from the LaMoure auction sale yesterday evening. The members of St. Vitus encampment at Jamestown will le pleased to learn that a lodge has been organized at Grand Rapids and three prominent citizens of that yicinity were initiated on Monday and Tuesday nights of this week. The Petersburg, 111., Democrat thinks the Alert can totally eclipse any corn husking stories down in that country in llie way of colossal stories The Demo crat should be careful to not provoke the Alert by insinuations. A. C.Palmer, of Jacksonville, 111., ar rived in the city yesterday to close up iffairs connected with improvement of lus land which he set in progress during the summer. Mr. Palmer will have model Dakota farm in the course of a few years mere. While a farmer was driving across the railroad yesterday coming into town with a load of turnips one of the larger size fell upon the track and the railroad com pany had to send the wrecking train out to remove it with a derrick. Turnips are smaller tban usual this year on account of the drouth. There is a movement on foot to organ ize a society here for the mutual protec tion of its members against thieves of all kinds, and for the purpose of bringing such characters to justice. It is to be on the plan of such organizations in a large number of localities down in the states which have proven themselves a great protection against such depredators by hardly ever failing to capture tho thief and recover the property. The wires are being strung into the new headquarters building of the North ern Pacific for the trai ndispatcher's office who will take up his abode there next Sunday. With the division headquarters here, together with the round house, ma chine shops and stock §yards, Jamestown takes the lead of all other stations on the line of the road in the territory as a railroad business center. Tins, however, is but the beginning of what will be when other roads shall center here, aa they will next summer, one of which ,»the James River Valley, is now almost graded. Prom Saturday's Paily. Alderman Wilbur haa gone to Devil's Lake. Judge McHugh has gone to Grand Rapids on business. 8. S. Sessions, the manager of the Dev il's Lake stage line is in the cuy. LaMoure has one of the finest depots in the territory. Mike Murphy has commenced the erec tion of the new hotel at LaMoure. I will be a dandy. A mail route is soon to be established to the new postoffice named Attfell down on Beaver creek. The carpenters and plasterers are now finishing up the inside work on Curtin & Green's fine three story brick block. Mr. Wright, manager of the planing mill, has retired from that position and E IS succeeded by a gentleman named 1 Hotchkiss. The weather yesterday would be called very fine down in some of the states but ben it was hardly up to the average as a pleasant day. Tho new telegraph poles now being put up in the city have bad the bark rc moved. The city council ought to hare them painted. Wikf geese make so much noise at Dawaou and Cleveland that the inhabi tants «f these burgs cannot sleep o' feigMo. The cornet band benefit dance, given jt tbt aew court boose night before last, Was wall attended and a very pleasant tiao was bad by all. A Tba Northern Pacific railroad company down tbe elevations aad fifing their grounds oaj The walls of tbe new Kelly block are now iato tbe second story and tbe build ing is progressing rapidly. B« fur as the work has progressed it is one of the most substantial buildings in tbe cily. Miss Mary Wynes bus taken lier de parture for another winter sojourn lit her old home at Cold Springs, Minn. Miss W. is one of Jamcstowu's most esteemed young ladies. Tbe Alert lias received sample of pea nuts grown on Sheriff McKeclinie's model farm down the river below the cily which are line specimens ol' that kind of product. Tbe roller skating rink at Klaus liall is well patronized every night and to night will be immense as the band will be present to enliven tbe occasion with music. Every day travelers passing through ©n tbe trains in large numbers come out while the trains halt and go into the park to look at the samples of grain and vegetables in the lower portion of the band stand. Sheriff McKeclinie will start Monday with his three convicts who were given positions in the Sioux Falls penitentiary at tbe last term of the district court There is no law against tliese fellows voting on the new constitution and they may be utilized in that way down in tbe pickerel district. There is come talk of purchasing a chemical engine for the city. Parties de siring to sell the affair say they will take back the old hand engine at the price paid far it by the old village board. If the Alert owned the engine, although it is as good as any of its kind, it would par sonic one to lake it out of the city. We think that as a matter of business policy, this city cannot afford to do less than put in a good substantial system of water works. The sooner the better. This spending money every year for •'something that will answer the pur pose" of something that is really ser viceable is not good policy. It makes the expense of the good thing too much and the city can not afford it. Mrs. Sam Matthews arrived in the city yesterday morning on her way from Bis marck to Fargo and stopped off a day with her friend Mis Utley, who met with ihe accident in Cairington some weeks ago and is n°w at the residence of Mrs, Elliott, in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Mat thews have as many friends to the square acre in Jamcstown-as any other two per sons in the territory. They now have taken charge of the Continental hotel at Fargo. Yesterday fiifty-fivc cars of cattle in transit from Montana to the eastern mr.rkets were unloaded at the stockyards in this city for feed and rest. Cattle are being unloaded for that purpose there every day and they present tbe appearance of a large stock ranch. No place on tbe line of of the road has such extensive stock yards as Jamestown, but being across the river out of sight from the business part of the city temporary visitors hardly ever see them. We have seen a letter received from Miss McBride, of the treasury depart ment, Washington, D. C., who passed a week in Jamestown visiting friends. While here she traveled extensively over our prairies, both north and south, and says that "nowhere did I meet greater evidence of prosperity than in your beau tiful city and the James River Valley," and feels certain that if young men living ing in the east, making only enough to pay their expenses, could realize the great possibilities in store for those who are willing to work our vast prairies would soon be covered with prosperous and happy homes. She is visiting Toronto, St. Catherines and other towns in Cana da, and as she wields a fluent pen we shall probably hear from her through the papers, and her visit will undoubtedly be a benefit to our valley. The Alert has received a special dis patch from Carrington criticising the board of county commissioners in the appointment of tbe county officers yes terday. The authorship of the dispatch is given in the signature of "Citizen" which is too promiscuous and indefinite, and for that reason it is not published. It was to be expected that some would be disappoint ed and dissatisfied as it is impossible, under such circumstances for each to have his own wishes where there are so many conflicting. The Alert hopes, for the interests of the now prosperous town, that no dissensions will arise out of the organization of the county. They have secured the county seat, which for sometime was doubtful, and but lor Mr. Casey's untiring efforts would have been lost and the town sidetracked for some other placc as the seat of government. If there is dissatisfaction with the ap pointment of any or all of the county officers the time will soon come for rectifying that by the vote of the people, in the election of the officers. The Alert desires the prosperity of Carrington and for that reason counsels unity of its people. From Sunday's Dally. Mr. Ed. Strong, of Carrington, is in the city. Private Secretary Conkling has gone to LaMoure on business. General Marager L. R. Casey went east yesterday afternoon on business. The recent rains has made the reads in the country rather unpleasant for both man and beast. Last night was the time appointed tor renting the pews of the Presbyterian church at auction. It is thought that after the present wet spell is over there will be several weeks of pleasant weather. Goss Lieber and John Dole expect to open the new dry goods establishment on Fifth avenue some time next week. The first installment of the "beautiful" came yesterday morning, but was diluted too much with water to be pleasant. Those who have tried the gloves made by Lippett, Leak A Co. say that they are tbe best they ever used do not get hard Street Commissioner Red field has an nounced his intention to have the missing suction of the sidewalk in front of Curtin & Green's new building put down. Ovid Alleu of Cold Water, Mich, and father of Banker Allen of this city, is spending a lew days witnessing the sights of the James River Valley metropolis. Tho Northern Pacific railroad company have raised the price of their lands to the minimum price of nine dollars per acre. Those who have already caught en are in luck. There will be Catholic service this morning at the usual hour, In the after noon Rev. Father Sleplian will start on the cast-bound train to visit his brother in Northern Indiana, who is seriously ill. Since all Iramps have been put to work upon the streets when found idling away the precious moments, begging from do or to door, there has been a noticable scarc ity of I hem The Alert is reliably iuformed that the division headquarters will not be moved from Fargo to this place until a week from to-day owiug to unavoidable delays in getting everything in readiness. Don't forget wtien you go to buy gloves that the California buck glove manufac tured by Lippett. Leak & Co. are the best in the world. Ask your merchant for then\and take no others. s&wk Father Stephan received his two hunt ing dogs from Fargo yesterday and Tom Foley has ihein in charge and is training them to catch ducks and geese on Ihe wing, lasso buffalo and such like. They are tine specimens of the canine family. Tle carpenter work on the splendid new brick block of Curtin Green, be ing done by 11. C. llotchkiss, is a model of superior skill in that kind of work. Mr. llotchkiss is a superior workman and stands at the bead of the mechanical pro fession in thai line. We arc informed that the contests tiled against James Thompson by FrankAkcrs, W. 11. Denney against Albert C. Merrel, and A. Teacher against 11. C- Kendell, have all been dismissed. W. E. Dodge appeared lor defendants. "There is a startling rumor prevails on the streets that the Madame and her flock will desert Valley City for James town." So says the Valley City Times. Fargo and Bismarck have been emptying their slums upon Jamestown for some time and it is about time for our citizens to make a kick that will cleanse the Au gaen stables. Valley City Times A young woman of Bismarck, according to the Tribune, held her lover up with a revolver and compelled him to marry her. The Tri bune does not say what effect this may have on emigration. It is gathered from the article that the increase of popula lation will be from natural causes. Yesterday afternoon a gentleman from the country came very near being run over by an engine on the Sixth avenue crossing. One of these days some one will on some of the crossings in the city and unless the city authorities have taken proper steps to arrest such a disas ter tbe corporation can be held legally re sponsible for whatever damage there is done. Huron Times: The Jamestown Alert docs not reason clearly when it says: "A South Dakota paper says that the num ber of convicts in the Sioux Falls peni tentiary is now seventy. By the time they get through with their statehood scheme the number will probably be twice that." Wrong. When North Dakota takes its own cunvicts home to th enew penitentiary at Bismarck tbe Sioux Falls penitentiary *111 be a desert ed and lonesome place. Tbe six men, belonging to Peter Aub erton's working gang, who were poisoned Friday evening, are reported by Dr. De Puy, the attending physician, as being out of danger. The names were Asa PeaF, Nels Dragon, Stephen Bowman, Tom Tisdale and Geo. Bo *man. The poison ing was caused by eating hash made from corn beef, of which each one ate a small portion before detecting any# thing strange about its taste. Dr. DePuy has sent the hash to Ann Arbor, Mich., for chemical examination. The escape was a narrow one and will make the boys hate hash of any kind all their lives. From Tuesday's Daily li. B. Vial of Charlestowu, Vermont, and a brother-in-la«° of Ed. Strong, the booming Carrington merchant, is iu the city. Snme of the boys are trying to per suade John McAlp'me to take out seme accident insurance for fear that tire es cape might break. Mrs. 13. I). Abbott, of Mahomet, 111., is in the city to wait upon her brother, .1. F. Bolinger, who is still very ill at Drake & Baldwin's. The long deferred replacement of the gap in the Jsidewalk on Main street in front of Curtin & Green's new building is accomplished. P. Cummtngs, roadmastcr of the division between this place and Fargo, has risigned bis position and will be suc ceeded by M. £. Murphy who will make bis headquarters at Jamestown. The Tribune at Ordwsy says a new townsite called Brainard has been plat ted in Brown county on the James River Valley lailroad on the west bank of Lak. Wallace sixteen miles from Ordway and that the first sale of lots will take place on the 24th iost. Our young friend Chas. Klaus is a mu sician and a composer. He has already written and published two pieces and has a third ready for the press. The musi cal public are anxiously awaiting its ap* pearance. Ho contemplates a European tour with the proceeds of tbe sale of tbe first edition. Tbe entertainment by Donavin's Ten ncsseeans to-night at Klaus ball will be an enjoyable one to all who have an ear for music. This company has been en the road for years and every year are in creasing in popularity. There will no doubt be a crowded bouse and tbooe wbo desire reserved seats should apply for them at Churchill Webster's early in UMday. The Alert iB pleased to see an effort bo ing made to repair the sidewalk en West Main street. There was a special meeting of the Knights of the Red Cross last night fol lowed by a banquet at Albertson's res taurant. The order is in a flourishing condition. The singing at the court house Sunday night, the heginuing of Rev. Hartman's series of lectures, was a very entertain ing feature of the occasion, which was very materially increased by the organ and cornet accompaniment. The attend ance was so much larger than expected that a large number had to stand up through the entire service, but we are au thorized to say that seats will be provided for nil next Sunday evening, at which time the subject will be: "Boaz, the bo nanza farmer of Egypt," in which will be discussed among other things the rela tion of capital to labor, communism, nihilism and the extortions of great cor porations. From Wednesday's Daily Edson Strong returned to Carrington yesterday afternoon. The payment of taxes will soon begin and there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. The streets of the city are now in a state not altogether lovely as compared with their condition a few days ago. Banker Meacham of Carrington, after spending a lew days in the city, left for his home on the Carrington route yester day. The frame woik for Sarles& Durstine's new dry house is up and will soon be ready to receive lumber, lath and all "sicli." Bankers Wallace «nd Wells went to St. Paul yesterday on business, supposod to be in the interest of the James River Val ley It. H. company. Yesterday was ihe most disagreeable day we have had since the oldest inhabi tant can remember, a cold drizzling rain falling all the day long. Several hundred dollais were raised yesterday by a committee who circulated a subscription paper in the interests of the proposed Catholic parsonage. The walk in front of the First National bank yesterday was decorated by tho head of in elk with monster antlers. The animal was killed by Mr. Lockwuod about eight miles up the Pipestem the day before. The farm machinery trade is about closed for the season and we understand that dealers in Jamestown are entirely satisfied with tbe amount of business transacted. Donavin's Original Tennesseeans gave a musical entertainment at Klaus Hall last night which was well received and highly enjoyed by the audience. The audience was a fair one and but for the rain the house would have been crowded. Northern Pacific stock seems to have taken a course entirely contrary to the expectations of the general public upon the completion of the route. It all goes to show that one can not always tell which way the Wall street cat will jump. As winter approaches we are reminded of the fact that there will be more or less of the pauper element to look after. This being the case it would be wise, perhaps, for-the city and county to join each other in procuring some suitable place where they canoe cared for at something like reasonable rates. The old emigration buildings could be made to serve the pur pose at very little expense, and it is hoped that both our city and county authorities will give the matter a consideration. The old gentleman who was so bru tally attacked night before last came here from Coldwater, Mich., the former home of our townsman A. A. Allen by whom he was well known as an indus trious and inoffensive man. He has been running a tbresbing machine in this county this fall, a business in whicti he has been engaged in Michigan for the last twenty-live years, and had brought some stock to John Moore's livery stable to leave for tbe winter was the way he and his son came to be there at the time of night tbey were. His name is Adron Burleson instead of Abram Wilson as misunderstood the night before. The names of tbe young men wbo were ar rested for tbe deed in Niemeycr's paint shop, as stated yesterday moruing, were E. Niemcyer, brother of the owner of tbe shop who is a respectable man and good citizen, and J. D. Lake, member of the band. Both these youug men have here tofore been regarded as incapable of such a deed and for that reason we withheld their names yesterday tuinking there might be some mitigating circumstances not then known, but the more the matter is investigated the worse it looks against them. They were brought before us tice McHugh yesterday morning, pleaded guilty to the charge of assault and bat tery and were fined $20 each and costs. The old gentleman having gone on his way by the early train bis evidence and that of his son could not be had. What the object of the assault was is a matter of conjecture, but if nothing worse it was a dastardly outrage upon an inoffen sive man for which they may yet be called to an account on a much more grave and serious charge than that of assault and battery. I'Yom Thursday's Daily. D. C. Buck, the rustling Fifth avenue merchant, reports a lively trade. Real estate sgent Harriman, ef Car rington, came in yestetday on the noon train. Several trains of Montana cattle passed eastward yesterday, enroute for eastern markets. If you want your lamps to give good light go the Chicago China and Glass Co., and get some of tbe Crystal oil. 51-3 The city has been extremely quiet for the past two days on account of the in cessant rain fall. Dr. Wilson reports another accessior to the population ef Jamestown at tbe haute of L. M. Men/. C. D. Smith came down from Carring ton yesterday to attend to some business connected with his firm, It is reported that G. \7. Vennum and wife wi.l spend the winter in tho east, re turning to Jamestown in the spring. Tbe east bound passenger train fiom Port land was on time yesterday much to the astonishment, ef the general public. The gentle but persistent shower of yesterday added another coat of uiud to the already somewhat moist condition of the streets. The Catholic congregation is making preparation to hold a fair which will be the event of the season iu the way of church entertainments. Justice Warren, of Carrington, was in the city yesterday. He is one of the county judiciary appointed iu the recent organization ot Foster county. Architcct Budge, who has contributed so much towards the elegance of our city, by way of making plans for many of its public buildings and private residences, has moved lus office to the Dakota House where he can be found by any one dtsir ing to avail themselves of his valuable services. Edward lntnan, of Clinton Junction Wisconsin, father of the well known atid irrepressible "Elder" whose several business exploits served to keep James town in a healthy slate in an early day, is in the city. Mr. Inman is a gentleman ef first clasg business qualifications and possesses a liberal share of this world's goods. attorney White, of the United States Collection Association has issued his first black list in winch appears the names of many well known citizens branded as dead beats. There is no doubt but that mauy of the persons whose names appear upon the list are practical dead beats and richly deserve the humiliating pub licity to which they are subject by the associatiou. The association is all right and will no doubt serve to stimulate those who make it a rule to beat every one with whom they have business re lations to pursue in the future, a more honorable course. The Alert acknowledges receipt of a a handsomely bound little volume enti tled "The Great Northwest," designed as a guide book to tourists along the sys tem of lines controlled by the Northern Pacific railroad, by Henry J. Winser. The book contains a great deal of valu able information condensed in a small space and attractively arranged, giving population and principal enterprises of all the towns and cities along the various lines of this extensive system of rail roads. Bids tor filling Approach to Brtdaro. Bids will be received at my office until 10 o'clock a. m. Oct. 29th, 1883, for fil ling approach to bridge across James river between Sees. 15 and 22, tp 142, 64. Right reserved to rcject any or all bids. By order of county commissioners. L. B. MINER, County Clerk. Jamestown, D. T., Oct. 15, 1883. 13-2t The New Custom Hill. An Alert representative made a visit yesterday to the new custom mill near the planing mill, which has changed proprie tors and is now in the hands of, and will be operated by, N. M. Bush & Burger master. It has formerly been run as a feed mill, but in addition to that a new burr and tbe celebrated bolt, known as Pyers Centrifugal Keel, have been put in and started up ti making flour yesterday afternoon. Tbe machineiy was put up by P. H. Martin, of Fargo, a millwright of over twenty-five years experience, and there is QO doubt it will do first class work: Tbe design of Ihe mill is to do custom work for the farmers where they can have their wheat ground an the shares. A competent and experienced miller will Le in charge, and farmers bringing in their wheat will have their work promptly and carefully done. They will still grind feed on their feed mill and keep a supply of ground feed on hand for sale. This is an enterprise which tbe farmers have long been wishing for and we commend it to their liberal pat ronagc. TERRITORY OP DAKOTA, County of Stutsman, N OTICE In Probate Court Iu the matter of the estate of Olc A. hkooglum, deceased. Notice i« hereby given that Johnson Nickeus, attorney for Anderson and all other creditors of Ole A. tfkooglnm, deceased, has Aled with the jndge of this court, a petition, praying for letters of administration of the estate .f Ole A. 8koog Inm, deceawd, and that a hearing will take place thereon ihe 27th day of October, 1883, at 10 o'clock a. in- of *!id day. being a dsy of regular term of this court, to-wit: of the probate term, at coart house at office of judge or probate, in the ctly of Jamestown, county of tttutsman, has been set for hearing said petition, when and where any person interested may appear ana show cause why tbe said petition should not be granted. bated October 16, 1888. 13-9twld IIENBT 3. OTT, or N Probate Judge. jqOTICEOF FINA PROOF— Land Office at Fargo, T, Oct. 17,1888. Noticcis hereby given that th« following named settler has Aled notice of his Intention to make final proof in support of his claim and secure flnal entry thereof on the tttth day of Nov., 1883, vis: ROBERT GLEKSON, 8 No. 9810 for tbe swj of .nee ii8, tp 148. n, rS6. w, and names the following as his witnesses, viz: Lovett, Fred Johnston, George Francis, Abraham Piowe, all of Pingree, Stutsman Co., T. The testimony to bi tsken before R. J. Ott, judge of probate court for Stutsman Co. 1 OTICE OF FINAL PROOF. T, at Jamestown. Stutsman county, T-, on the 24th day of November 1888, at his oSlec. 18-6t HOBACK AUBTIK, Register. Olaspell A McHugh. Attorneys. FINAL PROOF. Land Office at Fargo, D. T.. Oct. 18,1888. Notice Is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make inal proof in support of his claim and secure flna! entry thereof, on the 21 st day of November, 188S, viz: CHARLES E- SMITH, Pingree, DT. of sec 88, tp MS. n, 66. 8 No 13525 for the nwX w, and names the following as his witnesses, vis Charles E Monroe, William Spokeriteld, William Francis, Lafayette Herbert, all of Pingtee, Stutsman county, T. The testimony to be taken befora Chas. T. Hills, clerk of the district court, at Jamestown, D. T., on the 17th day of Nor. A. D. IMS, MaoStae. IIOBACS Atrsrra, Register. Niekens A Wilbur, Au'ys. IS-6t Land Office at Fargo, T, Oct. 16,1886. Land ones at Fargo, T, Oct. 16, Notice is hereby given that tbe follow lag settler has tied notice of his Intention to to nuke Anal proof in support of bis clsim sad secars flnal entry thereof on tneS7th dsy of November, 1886, TU WILHILM THOMAS, 8 No 8MM for the whf sw# of sec 14, tptSO.n, 68, w,and names the following as his «ilWM, viz: Lewis Stall. Ftwd Hobanhonse, Henry Staff and Angnet Koraw, all of ttntsmsa con at/, DT, The testimony to be taken before Hon. H. J. Ott, Mae of Probate conrt of Stutsman C'onnty, T, at Jamestown, Statsman County, T, on tho Wb day ol November. A Dim, at ais oe*. I li* miMi A strati Sister, "Died Game." Detroit Free Press. It is morning on tbe prairie. To tho east the rosy sunrise and 1he dim, far-away outline of a mountain rangs to the north a shadowy line which may mean hills or timber to the west and south a broad, level ocean of green grass which has no limit. It seems as level as a floor to tbe eye but it is cut up with dry ravines and ditches, and there are sharp ridges and dips and sunken spots. The sun is warm, the air still, and every blade of grass is loaded with diamond dew drops. There is no bird to chirp, and no crickets to call out, but there is no feeling of loneliness. One who faces that morning sun and feels the vastness of the prairie is lost in |uiet amazement There is an awe upon him akin to that which man feels when he sees the ocean lashed to mighty fury. The one is an exhibition of Divine anger—tho other of Divine peace. See! A rough-clad, full-beardod man, of Iron muscles and fearless courage, suddenly rises from a hollow, tosses aside his blanket, and slowly turns his head in every direction to scan tbe green grass sea. At the same moment his horse emerges from a dip which has heretofore sheltered him, and with a wbinny of recognition and pleasure advances Straight upon his master. Alone! Man and horse are the only living creatures in sight. Tbey are as much lost to Oe world as two grains of sand washing to and fro in the Atlantic. Tbe master's band steals up until it rests upon the horse's neck, and the faithful crowds a bit nearer. Both are awed by the broad expanse. The mighty grandeur of Nature steals iu upon the man's soul, and it seems to pass like an electric current to the horse. He ra'scs his head. His nostrils expand. His eyes grow clearer sad larger. Surely he must see the picture spread out before him there, and something of its beauty must be felt. See that! Tho man's hand goes up to shade his eyes. He is looking straight to the west. He stands like a rock, and his eyes are as keen as an eagle's. The horse is looking in tbe same direction, ears pricked forward, lips quivering and every muscle in his legs tightened up as if for a race. What is it? A flutter on the surface of tho prairie caught the man's eye for an instant and then disap peared. It was two miles away. It was only a trifle but on that trifle depends bis life. A shipwrecked sailor catches his breath at sight of every white cloud creeping abovo the water line. The hunter of the pra'rie feels his heart pound at the flutter of a bird's wing—tho bark of a coyote—the hoot of au owl—at sight of a hoof-print or a broken bosh. These may mean nothing, or they may mean an ambush—a race for life—cap ture and torture. "Yi! yi! yi!" The level-seeming prairie is broken two miles away by a dry ravine deeper than a man's height. This curves and bends and leads on four miles. Scrambling outot its iepths, and each one sounding bis war-whoop he mounts his pony, are a score of In dians. For two days the hunter had swept tbe horizon in vain. He was alone on the great ooean. Night had been tranquil and full of Kund sleep. Hore, now, rising like spectres from tbe earth before him, is a band of blood-thirsty demons raving for his life. The tight stuns bim for a few seconds. Then, with a growl of cliagrin and dctiance, he flings the saddle upon his horse, picks up bis rifle, and while yet tbe Indians are a mile and a half away, he mounts and heads for the east A race for life has begun. The hunter's horse strikes into a long, iteady gallop, which would keep him along side of a train of cars. There Is a chorus of fells from the redskins as they make tho first rush. Then the silence of tho prairie is broken only by the thud! thud! of horses' feet. The very silence is ominous, and •peaks of a grim determination to run the victim down. Steady, now! The hunter's horse devours mile after mile of the green prairie, now at the crest of a swell—now almost liidden in a lip—now for an instant out of sight of tboae who follow. They gain a little. Tbe hunter plans that they shall Every yard tbey gain requires an extra speed that will take ten minutes off the race after high noon. At 10 o'clock they have gained half a mile, fben tbe pace is even, and neither loses nor fains. There is something terribly Jig a grim is follow- man to his death. Not a shout—not a sail—not a rifle-shot. Thud! thud! thud! over level aad ridge and always to the east. The sun mounts higher and higher, and now aud Iben tbe hunter glances back with a faint hope that tbe pursuit has been abandoned. No! He might as well expect a wolf to quit Ihe pursuit of a wounded deer leaving its life-blood to stain tbe grass at every rod. It is high noon. The pursuit began over sixty miles away, bat the breese brings to the hunter's ears that mme monotony of hoof-beats, and he glances back to see that same dark line strung out at his heels. It has become a question of en lunnee. If he caa tire them out ho will es* »pe. He shuts his teeth anew, reaches for ward to caress his horsc^— He is down A burrow caught afoot as •he horse sped onward and man and animal roll to the ground. The race is finished. Tbo poor beast whinnies an apology for his fall as ae flounders about with a broken leg, and tbe Hultant shouts of tbe redskins hardly reach Ae hunter's ears before he is down alongside die crippled borne and his rifle aimed at tbe ipproaching foe. It is another bright, peaceful day. Here are tbe same pure air, tbe same bluo sky, tbe mme panorama of grass land llowors and iimly outlined moantains. A band of hunters are crossing tbe prairie »t a steady gallop, instead of a single man riding for his life. A vulture risej tip with a tioane scream—a second-a third, and tbe odor 3f decay reaches the nostrils of riders and horses. Tbe band baits, rides to tbe left, and presently all look down upon a sight which tells its own story. The swollen carcass of a bone, tbe scalped and disfigured body ot a hunter—trampled grass—spots of blood broken arrows—tbe earth uptoru by hoofs. One with stouter heart than tbe rest dis mounts and picks up a dozen flattened bul lets and a score of arrows. Then lie circles round tbe spot and gathers up tbo empty ibells thrown out by the hunter's Winchester. Bullets, arrows and shells are deposited in a heap by the corpse, and the man points nut IDS three—Ave—seven spots on the prairie where the trampled grass and stains of blood ihow the fall of horse or man. Then in a voice in which sorrow and pride wen mingled be whispers: "Poor Tom! But be died game!" Tharttw W«crs •ms-Cest Thurlow Weed's Autobiography. In 1696, while at Washington, I received an invitation from Mr. Clay to dinner. The day after, tbe porter of Gadsby's hotel, when I wan slaying, said to tne: "I hope you will accept Mr. Clay's invitation, sir." I said, "How did you know I barf an invita tfon from Mr. dayr "Oh, sir, the letter came through the ofllce, and we all know Mr. Clay's handwriting." He repeated his hope that I would go, and added, "Gentle somsttaMB eaase to Washington on busi ss without bringing their dress-coats with them pomibly you may have forg tten yarn if yoadid, ycswnld do me a great favor by aoespMag one that I haven't worn, amd which would fityou nioely." The por ter, who waa evidently an observii^ md sagacious man, had divined the truth. I not only had nc* brought a dfeas coat bat I did not poesess oew to bring, aad was really n grettfag tbenecasrity of fcclinir 7 the invita tion for that reason. Bat the poitsi HI fed Ms offer wth snch kindoees a»dJ^f-«'7 that lacosptsd both the thelMr H--'. i"' LETTER LIST. List of letters uncalled for in tho posl offlcc at Jamestown for the week ending Oct. 13: Ashley 8 Atkinson Eddie Adams Anderson Oscar Armel Thomas Atchley Geo llerky Lou Brantsch Uroxholm liriske Heinhold Brown W Billinger Win Bounch Alex Altgelt Charles Aas George*A Anderson Aakvig Marie Hansi» Ashley Baker Laura Bunnell Billinger Kick'd Boyle Thos Buckley Wm Burgess A Blanchard Belthauscr Chas W Brown Buzzell E BecKford Briudle Daniel Craig M. Cooley Crossman Ed Bennett O II Burns George Buscli Etnil Callaglian John 3 Curtis \Y 2 Cantwell Michael Carragbau Patrick Cole Rosa Campbell Eugenia Christ Gustnv Cyzenski 1 A CywiskiJobn Durkee James 2 Doll Thomas Dailey Samuel Deal Harry Dewii DeNald Bcnj Ellis Erni Andrea Elder O & A Escber Fred Erickson Henry Feltham Flitscli John 2 Franklicm Moses Fowler Clara Fields George Glcppingcr E Urann's Mattie Guler Peter Carter llattie Devanny Martin DeLand E Dunnell Mark Davis W Delany Charles 11 Ksler Alexandre Esler Alexandre Erni Cliristoffele Elliott Ger Erni Andrea Fargo I Fergusan Milton W Foster Mary Florin Joos Grant, Launic Graham Mr Goeliring Anton Gulbrauren Andrew Hopper E II Huron Henry Hall Isaac llicks Horny Louis llayes Mrs Patrick Johnson E Jinkins Ivlemens August Kerr Keating Patrick Langoof Albert Labadie Edward Low Gust Lautz N W Lindsay W Lee Geo McNeil McKuight Frank Maddock A Hall Heltu Harris Mrs lieweil Martin I lliirtgeu August Johnson John Kania Johann Kclderlims Kccit Licw A O Leasure Elmer li Lenard John Lefflngwell Porter Lee Win Lvon W II McElrov as McCliarg Agnes Marks Alfred Maddocks Alonzo Morrow Chas Madoc Marks Mrs Morrison Mulford Mrs Martins Mrs Martin Morrow Sam Marrow Samuel Moxon Vest on E Ncdryk Goch Norton oh t^ It Ottenberger Geo W O'Nicl as Ourede Anders Anders Porter Miss Carrie Perry Geo 8 Powell Henry Points S Pottner Alex Prass A Petty Chas Powell Oscar Prill W Queen John 2 ltobinson Lou Kescoe Miller RhodesL lleagor Frank Robinson John Sullivan Bridget Salusbury Shipley Geo I Schultz Smith Wm Stinges Rev I Thorns Emelia Torkilon Pet Teters Hiram Two Rory Teeter Eldgar Upton Wm A Willits Will Walters Adam Yerke John Yager Jakob Zalker E Neilan as Niedecken Poicr 2 Russell Dr Robinson Robi 2 Ryan Bernard Riesser Saylor Christ Smiley 31 Sheridan Joint Steele 11 Sattler Louis Thaylor II Halmor Titcomb Temple Weld A Yaeger Jaci.i. If not called for within thirty !»ys will be sent to dead letter office. A. W. KKLLEY, Postmaster. TfifNEWMlLL! This mill, adjoining the Planing mill, has just been fitted up for CUSTOM WORK, Where farmers can get the flour niado from their own wheat by New Machinery, Which will make a superior quality of flour. Also feed ground on tbaies and hept on sale. Jamestown, Dak. N. 31. Busn«fc BCRGEIiMATTEIi, Proprietors. All Aboard for a Pleiiere Trip. Joaquin Miller. Odd sight to see people come aboard at a pleasnrs trip, isn't it? Qo early, get a front seat on the hurricane deck, and see them climb tho gang-plank with their loads. You will learn any amount of human nature. There is the girl on the look-out for a beau. Tbe bullies her mother,eboismiserable. Koine thing has been left behind. With both arms full, a fan on her side big enough to mount a windmill, a bag on her belt bulging with a* fragrant handkerchief, a poodle at the other end of a string, and still she is unhappy.- But she will get aboard, will blow a bit, coot down, and by tbe time we swing over into the middle of the mighty river she will le look ing and behaving beautifully. There in tba background is the stout Englishman' bullying the cabman. Ho also baa bundles and boxes aad a string with a dog on the other end. And don't he roar aad threaten and puff and blow and get red in tho faee. And ho. enjoys it, too. Ten to onel be will end by giving cabbie a shilling more than ho asked In tho fint plaee. It, is the fight that is in him the bully of honest, old John BulL And hem comes the shortest and best humored woman over seen. She roDo out of the oarriage, and rolls up tho plank. She also has a dog the shortest dog I oversaw' He is too abort in fact to sit down. Andasiff As wanted to make bim still shorter she haa Us tail cut off. She could make one mom improvement: Cut off the other end. And here comes the self-made English gentleman. He also lias a dog two of them, not counting his valet Tbeee dogs an chained together with a brass chain, they have brass collars the valet's coat gleams with braes buttons in fact, the whole show is braes and dog. Tba truth is, with all lespect to a prevailing Canadian taste, I think there is altogether too mncb dog here. I dont like dogs not dogs in arms, anybow nor dogs in doors. In heathen mythology, tho dog is set outside to watch, many-beaded or otherwise Even down to the gates of boll ho keeps th* doom without. At tins •sotheftfes Nsstecst «*««, Boston Globe. We ware listening to tho nobbing -unl liar when a well-shaded African, wandering from Ms hannts in the servants' quartern of tho hotel, modestly inquired: "Why is dat yah', sand bah like do Lady ob Lakef' W«| gave it np, of courae, when be smiled serenely' aad replied, "Itt a purdaetion from ic ivg. ob-Soot" He west back again totheserv* ante* fusftera PA*is, Oct. 1ft—A report from Ton-* quin says the blackflsgs are massing at Bacaaib and a light it expected wbca ih« French retaforcaowaie arrive. •v*-'