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Northern nclle HIT BOUND. Arrive. Depart. •41. Paal AM. Express 2:38 p. m. Atlantic Express 9:28 p. m. 9:38 p. ID. Fargo Accommodation 7:46 a. m. WIST BOUND. Pacific Express 7:80 a. m. 7:40 a. m. Mlaaoari Blver Express 1:55 a. Express Freight 5.00 a. JAV1STOWH NOKTBBBN. Trains will ran from Jamestown to Mew Rockforil and Intermediate point* on Tuesdays» Thnrsdaye and Saturdays, leaving Jamestown at 8:00 a. in. and arriving on return at 7:00 p. m. Mrs. Wilt Clark is In the city from her form home visiting with friends. Alfred, son of- Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Dickey, who has been quite sick is im proving. J. W. McKee, the new Northern Pa cific express agent has arrived and enter ed upon his duties. Twe new townships of land will soon come into marker west of Bykeston. Some large logs have lately been brought in on sleds from the river tim ber. Quite a number of pupils came into the public schools after the holiday vacation and the total enrollment is now ever 500. The many friends of Mr. J. II. Fitzger ald, who has bsen ill for several weeks, will be glad to learn that he is able to be out on the streets again. Attorney Rose says that busineis in hi line was never more promising. The court room at the court house is being refitted. In case the Keck Island and Milwau kee lines go to Bismarck this coming season, Bismarck will be quite a railroad center- J. A. Frye is in Bismarck to attend the organization of the legislature and will probably remain until after the recep tion. The farmer's mass meeting in this city next Saturday afternoon is being adver tised by posters and will no doubt be a large and enthusiastic gathering of all classes of industry and business. Taxes become delinquent in Dakota the first Monday in February at which time and every month thereafter one per cent penalty is added. V. Brown, register of deeds for Wells county has returned to .Jamestown and is pursuing the work of copying the records relating to that county. F. II. Fancher, member of the com mittee from Stutsman county to attend the farmers'meeting at Valley City the Times says made the leading speech of the day on that occasion. The new fire bell has a strength of tone that can make itself heard in all parts of the city by everybody not nniler the influ ence of chloroform. New buildings enough are projected to fill up all the gaps in the blocks in the business part of town, and they will probably all be built. Steps are being taken to instutitute a lodge of Knights of Pythias in Jamestown. Any persons who are members of this order will please report to either Mr. Lou Bboen burg, R. A. Bill or Alfred Dickey. J. W. Hill, cashier in the freight office, is acting station agent during the absence of J2. J. Schwellenbach. Geo. Shippy bought a sow last fall for $20. Since that time has sold $40 worth of pigs Mid has $45 worth left. He says that hog raising pays better than raising wheat at seventy-five cents per bushel. The boys at the railroad oBices are ex pecting a car load of oranges and banan af from station agent Schwellenbachand dispatcher Michaels who are taking in the New Orleans Exposition. D. L. Wilbur reports an increased num her of inquiries for railroad lands and expects large sales the cemmg spring. The days are growing perceptibly longer. The sun now rises before nine o'clock and remains up nearly all day Sheriff McKechnic thinks that the sheriffs convention called to meet at Bis marck will result In a great deal of good to the general public. Hon. D. M. Kelleber thinks that if the democrats fail to admit or divide Dakota this coming session, they will be doing at least as well as the republicans have done. The Northern Pacific Express Co. at this place has appointed a new agent for Jamestown, who will devote his entire attention t« that business in the future, D. S. Bigham of the Hodges Header is in town again looking after their inter ests. Two new brick business houses will be put up early in the spring on Fifth ave nue. One on the lot adjoining Good man's clothing store and the other where the restaurant now stands next to Bow man & Lyon's store. The trains on the Dakota division of the Northern Pacific are always on time unless delayed by snow or other cause out west. Supt. Graham keeps things moving in model shape on the part of the road under his supervision. Bob Cenehay, who has been in the dis patcher's office of the Northern Pacific railroad at this place for nearly three years started yesterday morning for Hele na, Montana, where he will occupy a similar position for a couple of months. Maj. Cushing. of Valley City, was in the city yesterday. Mr. Cushing is pres ident of the board of cemmisaimers for the insane hospital in this city and is a frequent vimtor in the city on business connected with that institution. The Jamestown Alert again makes its tppunsrr as a daily, and will fill awant felt ever since ite suspension. The Alert is ably edited and deserves the widest measure of socces, which the Republican sincerely hopes, and believes, it will achieve.—Fargo Republican. A number of the Mile boys about town have their doff trained to work in shafts and draw them about town in sleds. It is fan for the boys hat we are not advis ed as to what view the dogs take of it. A DM in to holder* of the James lUver National bank yesterday the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Geo. K. TopM,pMldeat Wm. C.White,vice J. Btomom, cashier. The were re-elected. little slnck, why net agitato an ncnmlsn over the Kw Valley railroad next Fourth tto «f Jifo ItwouMgWethetoBa^ 2* .4 tfc* 4adm Mm tneetn the tneern the evjnila eat «f the hands A y•«. .. I i-riZ Miss Eloiae Hicks was surprised by a few of her friends Tuesday evening. A yery pleasant time was had. His Honor, Judge llayward, has be under the weather for several days, but •till able to hold the scales of ustice. A private letter from Cedar Springs, Michigan, states that C. S. Kidder, of that place died very sudderly last week. Mr. Kidder was for many years postmaster at that place and owned several valuable sections of land near this city. A postal card from J. J. Frey dated at Philadelphia, Jan. 8lh, states that he bad just arrived at the city of Brotherly Love. The weather at tUat lime he says was a mixture of snow, rain and the most disa greeable .weather lie ever saw, and be adds that the dry cold weathei of Dakota is much more pleasant than the foggy and murky weather of that country. He expects to start in a day er two for New York. Dining car number 209, cunductor W O. Thomas, well known by Jamestown citizens, of the Northern PaciQc, was totally destroyed by fire Friday night near Bedford, Minn. In attempting to throw the car from the track Mr. Thomas re ceived a compound fracture of the leg and it is thought amputation will be necessary. The car was valued at $11,200 and insuredfor$10,000. The St. l'aul Globe says of our embryo military company: Jamestown is en thusiastic over the prospect of a fine mili tary company there. It is believed that there is an immense supply of first class material for a company there. With yet erans andmofclels of physical symmetry like Col. Burke, W. K. Kellogg ami A. Klaus as officers, and D. M. Kelleber as chaplain, it will tie one of the attractive features of the city. W. K. Maze, the Washburn Times man, breaks us all up with the following: We are glad to learn that the Jamestown Alert has i.ccome a daily again. War nock, tlie editor, is one of tlm two brightest editorial writers of Dakota, in the modest judgment of the Times, Tins taffy is perfectly disinterested, spontane ous and irrepressible. Wnrnock's a jewel of a panirraplier, a funny cuss and a bard hitter. The item goini,' MM rounds the press to the effect I'm! a Jmnestown judge left the hcnrli long enough to knock down an attorney no doubt adds spice to the papers that publish it, hut we wish the ear of the press just long enon to sug gest that nothing of the Kind ever oc cured in this town nor in any other Da kota town so far as we arc able to ascer tain. It grieves us to spoil this little item but when truth is thus ruthlessly crushed to earth it is about time far it to rise again, and there is no more fitting avenue through which to come to the front I ban through the Alert. The Fargo Republican of date Jan. 1st which was received by the fast mail train yesterday says: "The pastor of the Methodist church at Jamestown is op posed t» roller rinks, because, as he al leges, young ladies require too much aid in their glides upon wheels, and fall mainly when yeung men are convenient to catch them. The reverened gentleman should make the attempt on rollers to catch a young lady when falling, and see whether it is a pastime cither would be disposed to indulge in frequently." Hoyiitun's lnugimil um. Perhaps the 'i ost brilliant anJ elabo rate affair in the way of inducting new county officer into office was that given O. A. Boyntou by the oilier members of the court house gang yesterday, the offer ings being appropriate for the occasion and selected with peculiar regard l'or his tastes for the sublime and beautiful as well as characteristic: mementoes of the contributors. As we have said on proyi ous occasions, lioynton is an old timer in the James River Valley and under aron 'i exterior curries a heart as tender as Ui..l of an Indian inndeis. lie lias been known to sit all day long on the highest bills on the prairies, when the thermometer was forty below zero, communing with nature and looking up from nature to nature's God, which accounts for the sublime as it appeals in the poetical gems from bis pen which the Alert has several times had the honor of publishing. Tho foregoing is correct with the exception that the pastor of the Methodist church at this place is not opposed to roller rinks and never alleged what is asserted in the above. What is left of the item after these corrections is correct Somebody at Valley City sent Senator Vest a copy of tne Fargo Argus contain ing a criticism of his speech on the Da kota bill and the senator wrote back that he understood the editor of that paper to be one Peter Donan whom he knew in Missouri to be "a notorious liar, coward and dead beat." When Missotirians fall out may we not hope that Dakota will get her dues? But the little senator is mistaken in his game. Col. Pat. Donan was once editor of the Argus but Peter Donan never. If the Donan senator Vest refers to should get onto this racket lie might step on him, and if Col. Donau, from a similarity of the names, should take offense and turn his extinguisher upon lnm he would look like a bean pole after picking time in about two minutes. The Northern Pacific Company has de termined to adopt nn exceedingly liberal policy tewards emigrants hereafter. Tliey will net only make lower rates for pas sengers and freights but will allow hors es, cattle, cows, hogs, sheep, poultry, etc. to be loalcd into cars containing imini grants movables at the lowest immigrants rates provided they are for the settler's use and not for sale or speculation. The Noithern Pacific people are anxious to sec the industries of the country diversi fied —liismarck Journal. The Alert yesterday received a note from Dr. Bert Robertson, of Fargo, stating that he would deliver his lecture in this city on the 27th mst., subject: "March of Empire." He further says "I wish no one to be deceived in regard to the subject matter. As you are aware, 1 am a Freethinker, and I shall endeavor to show by uncontrovertible facts that we are indebted to physical science, and not to the christian religion, for our modern civilization. The lecture will neither be orthodox nor prosy, but I will endeavor to make it rich, rare and spicy." The coming season will witness greater changes and improvements in.Iamestowu than any heretofore since the oiganiza tien of the county. The final completion of the James River Valley line will, to gether with the erection of several im portant brick buildings, give new life to the business interests of the place and have a tendency to attract capital from abroad. In our opinion Jamestown should at once wake up to the impor tance of establishing wholesale institu tions embracing the most important branches of trade thus laying the founda tion for substantial growth and commer cial importance. As announced in the Alert yesterday morning Hon. Geo. H. Hand and Hon.'J. G. Bennett, members of the territorial tax commission, joined chairman E. P. Wells, in this city yesterday for confer ence together upon the subject of taxa tion. These gentlemen will occupy sev eral days tn their deliberations and in pwpnrlni their report to the legislature. The members of the commission have been active during their term In gather, tag information upon the subject and no doubt they will be able to (iimst a re port that will enable the liglrilais to At the election last fall lioynton was chosen assessor by 442 majority, and it was fitting and eminently proper that the compliment of such an endorsement by his peers at the polls should be supple mented and cmphasi/.ed by an imposing inauguration as it was yesterday. With a proper conception of the dignity of his office Mr. Boyntou memorialized the county commissioners to provide him an office, which, by the way, wa-i no more than a reasonable demand and was promptly and properly granted by the board. He was appointed a desk in the office with the county surveyor and yes terday morning the other county officers proceeded to decorate it so that be might be inducted into office, when lie should come in from the country, with ccreino nies pleasing to him and corrcsp mding with that being arranged for Cleveland and Washington as the following invoice of the layout will show The desk was mahogany, that is, called so from the slightly clouded shades on the sides suggestive of the artistic colors and designs left on the side of a barn where swine are wont to lean up against it and allay irritation of the cuti cle by vigorous agitation. The empty pigeon holes were inviting receptacles for complaints of assessment so that they might never be seen again. On the desk was a well tilled wheat sack containing his official robes while attending office duties. One of the ornaments was and old last year's shoe the toe of which was slightly elevated by a spool representing the roller skate that went through the skylight of the rink on Boynton's first appearance in that sport a few months ago. From an apperture in the shoe rnso in perpend icu lar brilliancy a lit-ated candle with the sections to which it would burn in a giv en time distinctly marked. Another ornament was a handsomely bound volume labeled '-Poetical KIVu sions by O. A. Boynton." Next was a pair eye-glasses nuu'e of telephone wire without glasses as Boyn ton's peculiarity of eyesight enables him to see better through the holes without than with glasses. Brightly polished but slightly bent and properly labeled was a weapon of aggres sive character always carried by lioynton When he goes to Fargo. Another and very suggestive decora tion of the desk was a bible and prayer bock bearing the following placard: "Kcmemiier now lliy Creator in the days of thy yontli, and do not assess break ing." In the desk was a cleaver representing the hatchet with which Washington hacked his father's cherry tree and in owning up to it because he couldn't tell a lie he was so much like ISoyr.ton that the boys thought this would be a proper emblem for the inauguration. Next was an open volume the code with an empty bottle resting there on. inquiring what this represented we were told that the open book represented that Boynton would keep within the law in the discbarge of his duties, and the empty bottle would show to those who might call in his absence that lie bad been in. On another part of the desk was his other shoe the sole turned facing the room and to avoid any one mistaking it for a bulletin board it was placarded "post no bills." A cuspidor which was clcancd just be fore the begining of the last campaign was placed at a convenient place on the desk. Shacklcs and a hangman's noose was also placed on the desk us an admonition to callers that death and taxes are the two sure things that will do to bet on in our pilgrimage here below. The Farmers Meeting Saturday. Pursuant to adjournment the third meeting of the farmers was held Satur day afternoon at the south side school house, president F. JS. Jones presiding and F. B. Fancher secretary. Minutes of last meeting read and ap proved. The committee on constitution and by laws not being ready to report asked further time which was granted, F. H. Fancher, on part of the commit ed to attend tlie larmers meeting at Val ley City Jan. 8th, made report stating that the meeting was large and enthusi astic. Motion of J. J. Flint thjit when this meeting adjourns it bo to next Saturday at 2 o'clock. Carried. There being no further business before the meeting county commissioner J- J. Eddy informally presented a petition to the legislature for an act authorizing the funding of the county road and bridg warrants outstanding amounting to about $30,000, in six per cent bonds. Motion of Mr. Fancher that a commit tee be appointed to advertise through the papers and by posters amass meeting for next Saturday afternoon .inviting all farmers and business men of the county to attend. Carried. Chair appointed F. B". Fancher, J. J. Flint and J. W. Goodrich as such com mittee. Motion of Mr. Fancher that Mr. Eddy be requested, while at Bismarck attend ing the territorial convention next week, to urge upon the legislature the appoint ment on the railroad committee members favorable to the farmers. Carried. On motion adjourned. NOTE—The meeting yesterday after noon was but slimly attended for some unknown reason. Those who were most zealous and instrumental in steering the organization into an agricultural and mechanieal society seem by their almost unamimeus absence yesterday to tave suddenly lost interest in the movement. This diversion from the original idea and purpose of the meetings was probably a mistake as maintained at the time by .W. Goodrich, and would possibly largely ac count for the dropping off in attendance yesterday, as a large proportion of the farmers deeply interested in the subject of transportation and wheatJgradinK, do not care to become members of a county agricultural society. The mass meeting called for next Sat urday, however, is in the interest of an OPEN WHEAT MARKET and should HE at tended by as many ol the farmers and business men of the county as can possi bly be present. The plans for securing this. will be thoroughly discussed and a com mittee will be selected lo visit liismarck and, acting in conjunction with like cominitties from'other similar meetings in ail parts of the territory, urge upon I be legislature the passage i»f just and eiiuit alile laws tor the protection of the nit cr isis of the farmer. L'OUXTY (OMMISNIONi:i:s. I'rocecdings of the lioaid of Comity Commissioners in sessiou at 10 a. in. Jan uary 7th 1885. Present, Commissioners Woodbury,Kd dy and Buck. Woodbury in the chair. Minutes of last meeting retil and ap proved. County attorney reported on Justices of the Peace reports as follows J. A. Frye report for the quarter end ing December 31st, 1845, was on motion accepted and fees allowed excepting sher iff's fees amounting to $20.!iS bill not be ing itcmi/.ed. Lewis T. Hamilton, report for the quarter ending December 31st, 1884, was on motion accepted and fees allowed ex cepting in case of Territory ys. William Silver. L. llay ward, report for quarter ending December 31st, 1884, was on motion ac cepted and fees allowed. Bond of S. L. Glaspell, for county at torney for the ensuing teim was present ed and on motion accepted and approy ed. On motion the following resolution was adopted: Resolved' That the District attorney shall receive the sum of $GOO per annum payable quarterly for the civil business of the county, and for the criminal busi ness he shall receive $10 for each jury trial in cases of misdemeanor $25 for eaeh jury trial in cases ol felony and |6 for each judgment for costs only. On notion the County Clerk's salary for tlie ensuing term was made $600 and the compensation to the county clerk for transmitting the proceedings of the board of county commissioners was lixed ht $200 for the ensuing year. Bond of L. B. Miner lor Register of Deeds for the ensuing term was pre sented and Dn motion accepted and ap proved. Oath of office of the county suiveyor B. P. Tilden and county commisslorer D. Buck was received and ordered placed on file. The following applications and ionds for liquor license l'or three menth.s from January 1st, 1885, were presented aid on motion bonds accepted and license grant ed. L. Blum, Gasal & Haas, M. 15. 1'olcy, Charles Werner, Patrick M)ran, Henry Dora, Otto Gasal, D. M. Kell her, \V. B. Newland, Thomas Driscoll and Encke & Garngan. I). C. Ehrhart presented application and bond for liquor license Tor six months from January 1st, 1885. On mrtimi bond accepted and license granted. motion board adjourned to met at 2 o'clock p. in. In session at 2 o'clock p. in. Bill of M. Manslicld for $45 for support of pauper 15 weeks was on moiion're jected. Communication and notice of M. Mans field regarding pauper iu ibis care was received and on molion the county clerk was instructed to nc|i.ify Air. Mandield to send said paiipeij to Jamestown to the proper county uutlmri ties. On motiou the following bills were al lowed John F. Vennuin, drayage, etc $ 50 Jamestown Telephone Co. bill for $61.CO, allowed 5i 00 Pioneer Press Co., books and sta tionery IS oo Koad Supervisor's certificate No. !), Dist. No. 1, cancelled.' li! (*0 Annual report of read supervisor for district No. 1 for the year ending .1884, was received and on motion was accepted and approved. Balance sheet of County Treasurer and Clerk was presented and on motion laid on the table. Bend of Henry Dorn for constable for the ensuing term was presented and on motion accept:d and approved. On motion road supervisors for the en suing year were appointed as follows: For road district No. 1, W. II. Dennison No. 2. A. W. Cunningham district No. 3, appointment laid over district No. 4, J. II. Sears district No. 5. F. A. Carley. On motion the following resolution was adopted. Resolved that the Connty Clerk be and he is hereby instructed by the board of county commissioners to cause suit to be instituted in the district court of Stuts man county against the County Treasur er, Wm. E. Mansfield, and his sureties, for the amount as shown by his state ment aggregating $9,232.84 and interest. Bond of W.'E. Mansfield for County Treasurer for the ensuing term was pre sented and on motion rejected. On motion board adjonrned to meet at 10 o'clock A. M. January 8tli, 1885. L. B. MINER, County Clerk. Bv J. J. NiEitLmo, Deputy. Proceedings of the Board of County Commissions in session at 10 o'clock a. m., Jan. 8, 1885. Present Commissioners Woodbury, Eddy and Buck. Woodbury in the chair. Minutes of last meeting read and ap proved. On motion tioard adjo.irned to meet at 2 o'clock, p. m. In session at 2 o'clo3k, p. m. Present Commissioners Woodbury, Eddy and Buck. W oodbury in the chair. County Treasurer, Wm. E. Mansfield being present aud waived his right of ten days for qualifying to the office of Coun ty Treasurer and on mot Ion the waiver was accepted. On motion the following resolution was adopted. Resolyed, That by reason of the Coun ty Treasurer having railed to qualify as required by law, and by reason of hi* waiving the time allowed him by law in which to qualify, and by reason of *nit having been instituted against him and his sureties by order of this Doard I bat he and is hereby removed from the office of County Treasurer, and said office of Conn ty Treasurer for Stutsman is hereby declar ed vacant On motion George L. Webster was ap pointed County Treasurer of Stutsman County until the next general elect ion. On motion the following resolution was adopted: Resolyed, That it is the aensc of this board that the necessity of the official ac tion which compels us to reject the bond offered by the lecently elected County Treasurer, Wm. IS. Mansfield, and to re move him from that office is greatly to be regretted. That in his official conduct we find no criminal appropriation of funds entrusted to his care, and we un hesitatingly (.'cclare our confidencc in him as a man and a citizen, and that our action is prompted by a stern sense of duty, which, while not reflecting on liis character compels ua to maintain invio late the trust reposed in us in the matter of the county funds. Bond of Geo. L. Webster for County Treasurer was presented and on motion accepted and approved. On motion board adjourned lo niuet at in o'clock, u. m., Jan. I2tli, 1885. I,. 15. AIINF.II, County Clerk. By J. J. Nierling, Deputy. Proceedings of the Hoard of County Commissioners in session at. lo o'clock a. in. January 12th, 1885. Present, Woodbury and Kddy. Woodbury in the chair. Minutes of last meeting icad and ap proved. Bond of Henry J. Ott for Judge ot Pro bate was presented and on mition was laid over until 2 o'clock p. m. Bond of Peter II. Foley for County Su perintendent of public instruttion was presented and on motion was accepted and approyed. Bond of John T. Eager for County Coroner was presented and on motion was accepted and approved. On motion the following bills were al owed: J. T. Plerey rebate of road poll errone ously assessed, $ 1 50 Fredeaic Wall, road supervisor's certificate No. 19, Dist. No. 4, cancelled, Geo. D. Dewey, road supervisor's certificate No. 21, District No. 4, cancelled West Publishing Co., for 3 sets 7 50 25 50 Dakota codes, Drake & Baldwin, medicine furn ished pauper, J. J. Eddy, services in locating county bridge, P. II. Foley, County Superintend ent fees, 30 00 4 00 4 50 ISO 00 On motion board adjourned to meet at 2 o'clock, p. m. In session at 2 o'clocd, p. m. Present, commissioner Woodbury and Eddy. Woodbury in the chair. On motion the salary of Connty Super intendent for the year 1885 was made $300. County Treasurer and Clerk presented a an he to an a 8 1 O motion the same were accepted and ap proved. County Treasurer presented vouchers and affidavit of deposit of the cashier of the James Kiver National Bank lo the amount as shown on balance statement. On motion the same was accepted and approved. Bond of II. J. Ott, Probate Judge, was taken up and on molion was rejected. On molion Couuiiissiener J. .1. Eddy and County Clerk I,. B. Miner, were in structed to attend Commissioners' Con vention at Bismarck. On motion board adjourned to meet at. 10 o'clock a. in., January 17th, 1885. IJ. I! MINKK, Connty Clerk. liy J. .1. NIP.III.IM:, Deputy. Ileal li by Suicide. A lil lo after dark Sunday evening the psople were shocked bv the rumor that, the brother of merchant. S. S. Allscluil who recently came to this city h..d hung himself iu I lie store, which rumor was proyen to be true by investigation. The facts of the case, so far us can be ascot, tamed are about as follows The name of deceased is Leopold Alt' schul. He is a half brother of S. S Altschul who has been in the mercantile business in the Grand Central (dock for the past lliree years, lie is about. 34 years old and came lo this place from San Antonio, Texas, arriving here the Monday morning before his death on Sunday evening as before stated. He some years ago was in business with his brother S. S. in Kansas after which he engaged HI business on his own account for about four years at Scandia, Kansas, which he wound up last fall, going from there to San Antonio, Texas. Since his arrival here, Jan 5th, he has busied himself most of the time in his brother's store and had only made a iew casual acquaintances. Sunday forenoon lie assisted his brother on his books and about a quarter past three in the after noon went dewn from the second Door where his brother and family live into the store room below to write a business letter to a bank in Scandia, Ivan. Chief of police Lewis testified that he met de ceased between four and five o'clock in the evening coming from towards the postoffice which was the last seen of him alive. At supper time the servant girl went down to the store door and called him but received no answer. After wait, ing a few minutes some one else went down and found the door was locked with the key on the inside. This fact created suspicion that something was wrong and a pane of glass in the door was broken to that the key could be reached and turned from the outside. On going iu Mr. Alt schul was found hanging in the door way of a wooden partition which opened into a dressing or clerk's sleeping room and a chair turned over near him. He was im mediately cut down but life was already extinct. Coroner Eager impaneled a jury con sisting of W. E. Mansfield, Geo. C. Eager, and Frank H. Beals who occupied nearly all of yesterday in taking testimony the substance of which is given in the tore going, and the verdict was in accordance with the above facts. Deceased came here with $1,120. lie gave $1,100 of it to his brother to deposit in the bank which was done. It could not be ascertained that he had spent any money since he came here and as the re maining $20 could net lie found, on his person what, became of it as yet unex plained. The hody will be buried this evening in Highland Nome cemetery. The Railroad Record and investor's Guide published at Philadelphia says: Recently the land department of North ern Pacific railroad company sold twenty five sections of land near Sykeston, Da kota, to a syndicate composed of Minne apolis and New York men. The price was $80,000. The land lien from Ax to eighteen miles northwest of Sykeston. A section lying near Carrington, was lately sold for fifteen dollars an acre. The pay ments on all this land are made in prefer red stock at par. .. Farmers aud Business Men of .Stutsman Major Lyon gave a history of the in sane asylum bill from its first introduc- County. A mass meeting of the farmers and business inen of this county will be held at the court house in Jamestown, Janu ary 17, at 2 o'clock P. M. It is hoped every citizen of Stutsman county who has been crushed beneath ihe incubus of the giant corporations and monopolies that oppress us, will not only be present himself, Ibut bring his neighbors with him. At this meeting a delegation will be appointed to act iu conjunction with other delegations representing the lead ing counties of the Territory to meet at Bismaack on the 21st inst to confer with their respective representatives in draft ing a bill to be presented to the legisla ture whereby an "open wheat market" may be secured. Other matters of vital importance to every citizen will come be fore the meeting. All come. F. B. FANCHER, Committee: J. J. FI.INT, (J. W. GOODRICH A Pleasant Party, Hard Tack and Coffee. Oysters—raw, milk stew, plain stew, fried, broiled, escoloped. Relishes—cold slaw, celery, chicken salad, pickles, elives. Eutrees— pineapple fritters, Parisian yle, Irnit ol charlotte, grouse of ducks oyster croquettes. Cold Dishes—-inoiiiitain sheep, prairie chicken, turkey, duck, venison, mutton, beef, elk, pork, tongue, corncd beef, ham. Pastry—fruit cake, lady cake, sponge cake, gold cake, silver cake, jelly cake, marble cake, cocoanut cake, chocolate cake, spice cake, jelly roll, G. A. li. ice cream, blanc mange, peach meringue, fruit and brandy jellies. Desert—oranges, Apples, pears, layer raisins, Brazil nuts, paper shell almonds, pecans, filberts, English walnuts, black and green tea, chocolate. The Klaus house was beautifully and appropriately decorated for the occasion The tables were arranged in a hollow square with 72 chairs for seating the guests. The tables were handsomely and cheerfully decoiatcd with (lowers and house plants and taken altogether was the finest and richest spread ever made in ibis city. About eight, o'clock in the evening the guests began to assemble and before teu, the hour appointed for supper to be served, the spacious parlors were a buz/, of cheerful voices interspersed with music, vocal and instrumental, led by the ladies of whom there was a goodly num her present, most of tliciu the* wives of members of the (i. A. li The following guests were present: John Vennum and wife K, S. Miller an E I W el an Dickinson aud wife I.'. II. Hall and wife 10 L. Wells and wife R. M. Winslow and wife Mr. Kohtnscm and wife Will ('lark, wife and son Uev. Griffith and wife Rev. Mailman and wile 11 Adams and wife A. O. Chambers and wife M. liraham and '.vile .1. J. Flint and wife, J. Laux and wife, I!. M. Hicks and wife C. II. Cleininer and wife Miss Baldwin: Miss Lal'Villclt Mrs. True Mrs. Berry E. I.. Calkins Frank Beals L. I). Shoenberg, Koht Wells J. J. Nichols Mr. Blew Jas McKenzie Barney McGee A. R. Kel logg Geo. Webster 1) I,. Wilbur and wife M. McClure A. Klaus and wife Uev. Fanning and wife. I'ltOCUIAMME AT SUl'I'Kl: Opening, by J. W. Davidson. Blessing, by Ite v. N. D. Panning. TOASTS. Hard Tack, by E. L. Wells. The G. A, by Rev. llarlinan. The Hear Guard, by U. S. Reeves. Army Glee Club, by C. II. Clemnier. Our 90,days boys, by D. L. Wilbur. Our Invited Guests, by E. P. Wells Recitation, by Mrs. J. M. Graham. Our Loyal Ladies, by B. M. Hicks. The Army Chaplain, by Rev, S. N Griffith. Salt Horse, by E. L. Calkins. Our Dead Comrades, by 1). L. Wilbur. Our Bachelor Host, comrade Davidson, by I. C. Wade. Banquet iu Honor of Geo. W. Pierce, Member frem Harding County, II. T. Mr. Geo. W. Pierce, a resident of Cas tleweod, D. T., arrived in our city on Wednesday morning being on his way to Bismarck to attend the opening of the territorial legislature on the 14th, of which he is a member elect. The gen tleman is also one of the board of trus tees of the Jamestowo, insane asylum Messrs. Mayor Lloyd and F. E. Jones who are members of the same board of commissioners entertained their distin guished guest during the day and when night arrived Mr. Pierce was invited to attend a banquet at the Grand Central Hotel. A number of guests were invited, all intimate friends of Hon. Johnson Nickeus. The following gentlemen were present: F. E.Jones, Geo. W. Pierce, I). Wil bur, L. Lyon, M. E. Foley, J. T. Eager Geo. L. McGregor, T. H. Bowditcb, Hon'. Johnson Nickeus, J.J. Eldy and F. B. Fancher. The genial and accommodating host, M. E. Foley, was fully prepared for the occa sion, aud when the guests entered the in in he re I to board of the richest viands that rould possibly be produced by any landlord in the northwest. After the many guests had satisfied the clamorous calls of a craving appetite the usual toasls were made and responded to by nearly every body present. Brother Marshall attend ed to the requirements of the thirsty meanwhile by distributing Mumm's extra dry around the festive hoard. Mr. Fan cher paid a glowing tribute to Hon. Johnson Nickeus for his exertions in the past pertaining to the many lienefits Stutsman county had obtained, and the question of free shipment of grain to eastern markets by our legitimate farmers was freely discussed by several of thenar, ties present and the subject was awv bandied by lir. Faacter. V^S.-V tion by Hon. Johnson Nickeus until the ultimate completion of the beautiful edi fice that now adorns one of the most magnificent sites around Jamestown. He also paid Mr. Geo. W. Pierce a grand and jost compliment in regard to the faithful endeavors that gentleman put forth in bringing about the commence ment of the asylum here. Mr. E. Jones spoke at length on the subject of tho asylum and its erection, including tlie many difficulties and ob stacles that had lobe overcome from its commencement by the commissioners. He stated the plain and lioaest facts as tliey stand en record in regard to the ex pense of the institution and lie felt as sured that au appropriation will be grant ed at this session of the legislature suffi cient to maintain the institution in a first class manner. Mr. Pierce made a short but very ap propriate speech on tlie subject raised by Mr. Fancher in regard to the free ship ment of grain by farmers and being a practical farmer himself was able te give true statistics in regard to the subject The supper given his comrades of the G. A. R. post in this city last eve ning by J. W. Davidson at the Klaus I Mr. Pierce will prove a strong advocate House was a most pleasant and enjoyable occasion and speaks highly for the liber ality and social qualities of Mr. Davidson who is a tnannger of the Jamestown ele vator in this city. Mr. Davidson is going to return to his old home at Mahomet, 111., to look after business matters there for three or four weeks and took this manner and occasion of hiviug a parting social meeting with his comrades before his departure, and the following bill of fare will show liow well lie provided for the entertainment of his guests in the way of viands, which, his comrades will agree excels that of the mess while "tent ing on the old camp giotind for the farming community in the legis lature this winter and is evidently a man who cannot be either bent or bought. Hon. Johnson Nickeus made a very nice address to the party proclaiming himself an open market man and prom ising to use his best endeavors to procure that end for the fanners of Dakota. After drinking a toast to the very good health of mine host, M. E. Foley," the exceedingly social party dispersed all ar riving at their respective places of abode at or before 2 a. in. yesterday morning The County Treasurer's Affairs. Yesterday the county commissioners concluded the lnvistigation of the affairs of the treasurer, W. E. Mansfield, by a final decision that he could not qualify un dci the law on account of the deficit in the county funds, and the appointment of Geo. li- Webster, as his successor it is due and but just to Sir. anslield to state that the deficit was caused by the failure of the I'lrst National baukjin which the deposits were kept last summer, aud was loss which neither he nor any other mau could foresee. The part of section 13, page 327 of tho late revtsed statutes referring to this subject after reciting how the reelect ed treasurer shall qualify, is as follows But his bond shall not be approved un til he has procured and fully accounted for all public funds and property in his control under color of his office dur ing the expiring term to the persou or authority to whome he shall account, and the fact aud date of such satisfactory exhibit shall be indoised upon the new bond before its approval. Under the circumstan .cs of course it was impossible for Mr. Mansfield to com ply with this law, and there was no al ternative for the commissioners but to de: as they did in the premises, however much their personal feelings and sympa thies were with the uulortuuatc treasurer. The rumor that ex- commissioner Nickcus and present attorney Glaspell were un duely strenuous on this point, the Alert believes to he wlioly unfounded. What tlicy may have done iu the premises they did as officers of the law without any other feeling than thai of personal good will and sympathy for Mr. Mansiield.who personally requests the Alert to say lo the public on bis behalf that he has no fault to lind with any of the officers whose du ties connected them with tlie affair, but on the other hand is grateful to each and all of tlicm for the fairness and honora ble manner in which they conducted and concluded the investigation. We think it safe to assume that no one of The large list of friends and acquain tances of Mr. Alaiistield has bis confi dence in the integrity and scrupulous honesty of Mr. Mansfield in Ihe least shaken by this unfortunate o^enrrcncc, as his unanimous re-election to the oilier last fall when these facts were as wc-., known as they are now shows. I'hc following resolution adopted by the board of county commissioners and spread upon the records shows the feel ing of the board in the matter and the esteem they still entertain of Mr. Mans field: Resolved, That it is the sense of this board that the necessity of the official ac tion which compels us to reject the uond offered byr the recently re-elected county treasurer, W. E. Mansfield, and to re move him trom !hat office is greatly to be regretted that iu his official conduct we find no criminal appropriation of funds entrusted to his care, and we unhesitat ingly declare our confidence in him as a man and a citizen, and that our action is prompted by a stern sense of duty which, while not reflecting on liis character, compels us to maintain inviolate the trust reposed in us in the matter of the county funds. Air. Geo. L. Webster, present incum bent of the office of county treasurer, is 23 year of age. He was born in Craw fordsville, Indiana, and educated at Wa bash college. Four years preceding his coming to Dakota, L*e was head book keeper in one of the largest wholesale grocery houses in Crawfordsville, which position he filled until he came to James towinand was shortly installed as deputy register of deeds under Geo. W. Vennuin and later deputy county treasurer under Mr. Mansfield. Mr. Webster is a thorough book keeper and in the point of integrity probably comes the nearest to filling the Jeffersoman maxim honest, sober and capable," of any young man in this countiy. The Alert extends congratula tions to both Mr. Webster and the able board of commissioners upon his appoint ment, since it it became nccessary to take the step. A Card «r Thanks. 1 take this means of extending to the connty commissioners and other county officers my grateful thanks for the ele gantly carpeted and furnished office pro vided mo in the court house. The orna mental tokens of confidencc and good will 1 shall cherish and keep as priceless mementoes, and when tlie the time comes for my retirement I shall take ple.tsure in turning the office over lo iny successor in as good fill ape as 1 found it. Notice for Bids. Office of the Register of Deeds and J£v Officio^ounty Clerk of Stutsman Coun- N'otice is is hereby given that I will re ceive at my office up to 10 o'clock a. in January 17th, 1885, bids for the keeping' care and attendance on the paupers or Stutsman county for and during the year 1885. Payment for the service will be made in county orders. The Board of County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any or all bids By order of the Board of County Com missioners. L. B. MINEU, County Clerk Jamestown, D. T., Dec. 31, 1884. 41-3i.w Notice for Rids. Office of Register of Deeds and Ex.OJUcl(1 County Clerk of Stutsman Conntf D. T. Notice is hereby given that 1 will JjJOTIOE OF FINAL PROOF. )c. ceive at my office up to 10 o'clock a. in. January 17th, 1885, bids for the furnish' ing of the Court room according to p]»ns and specifications on file in ray office. All bids must bo accompanied by bond in the penal sumaf $.rou fortho faithful completion of the ic. pav, ment will be made in county .» The Board of County Commissi*.nm reserve the right to reject any or all hie's By order of the Board of County Com! missioners. L. B. MINEII, County Clerk. Jamestown, D. T., Dec. 31, 1884. 4I-3tw. SUMMONS. TEURITORY OF DAKOTA, I District ('unit County of Stutsman, 6th Judicial Dieir'irt Simeon II. Drake, Dorman Baldwin and urake Baldwin, a copartnership, plaintiffs, vs. ,lcmu.' V. Keepers, defendant. The Territory of Dakota to the above IIUMMI de fendant. You Jennie V. Keeper* ate hereby mimnicmtcl itnd required tounswerthc Complaint in the gliove eutitleu action, which ia Hied with the Clerk nr said Court, and to serve a copy of your answer lo the Maid complaint on the subscriber, at their affliv in Jamestown, in the Count? of Stutsman anil Territory aforesaid, within thirty days after the serviccof this summons upon you, exclusive of the day of such service and if you fail to answer the said complaint within the time aforesaid, the plaintiff in this action will take judgment against you for the sum of One Hundred and Seventy eighty-seven one-hundredth dollars with iutcren at 10 per cent from November 10th, 1884, besides costs and disbursements. Dated November 10th, A. D. 1884. NICKEUS BALDWIN, Plaintiffs Attys., Jamestown, D. Complaint filed Nov. 14th. 1884. First publication Dec. 25th, 1884. j|OUTGAGE SALE. The certain mortgage executed by Peti tin, mortgagor, to Liiuas Freeman, raor date Nov. 15th, 1883, and duly recorded fice of Register of Deeds in and for Stutsman county, D. T., upon which there is now due and unpaid the sum of Five Huudred and NineCeen and forty-seven one hundredth dollars, and Fifty dollars attorney's fees, will be foreclosed by virtue of tliu power of sale therein contained by a sale of the mortgaged premises, to wit: The southeast (jnarter (seX) of Section No. thirty l: north, of range^No. sixty-two (62) west, in Sluts' pee, ot rty-four, (84) in township No. one hundred and thirty-eight (138) man county, Dakota, at public auction by the slier iff of Stutsman county, Dakota, or bis deputy on the 17th day of January 1885, at 2 o'clock p.iii.' at the front door of the Court House of said Sluu* man County. LILLIAS FKEIMAH, Mortgagee. First publication Dec 11,1884. "J^-OTICE OF FINAL PROOF. Land Office at Fargo, D. T., Dec. Sxd, lt&i. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and secure AMI entry thereof on the 10th day of February .1885. vir WILLIAM M. FKRGUB, S No 10401 for the nc ol' nee 14, tp 141 a, (W w, and names the following as his witnesses, viz: S Russell, of Jamestown, Dak A McKerhnle, ot Jamestown, Dak A I Warren, of Spiritwond, Dak Scott, or Spiritwood. Dak., all of Stilts man county, D. T. The testimony to lie taken before II Oit, judge and ex-oflicio clerk of probate court in and for .Stutsman county, T, at Jamestown, Slots man connty T, on the 7th day of February, A It 1885, at bisofllcc. And you, Thomas James, who did on June 1."th, 1833, make S No 10651 for said tract, are hereby notified to appear at said time ano place and show cause, If any there be, why said William Fergus should not b* allowed to make final entry of eaiil tract. ... HORACE AUSTIN, Register. W. E. Dodge, Attorney. First publication. Jan 1. Land Office at Fargo, D. T., Dec. 3rd, lHtM. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of liia Intention to maks Unal proof in support of his claim and aecure ami entry thereof, on Ihe 30th day of January, 1885, CHARLES LEES II No 10067 for the southeast of Sec 34, Tp 14.'! n, KC4 \v, and namcstthe following as his witness* en, viz: William Esler, Alexander Enter, William llor moth and James Shepherd, ail of Esler Postofflfe, btutsntan connly, D. T. The testimony to be taken -before Chat Hills, clerk of the district court, at Jamestown, T, on the 17th day of January, A I), 188G, at his offlci Th HOKAC* AUSTIN, Register. Firat publication Pec 4 MAN'S ORGANISM the inn.-.l complex work of the Creator, aud when thin complicated structure, so exqnlsiidy wrought, is disturbed by disease, the most etti ciiMit aid should be sought front the most skilled physician—for the hnman body is too precious tn W neglected. 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All correspondence held as strictly confidential, and advice by mail free of charge. a' BALDWIN, M. (j. 8- u' DRAKff. U\Q Physicians and Surgeons 0«e# open day and night, over Back Mil la Store. Also at City Drag Store, Fifth imii south. Certificate A. UOYNTON. A Suggestive Advert isuieat* John White an eaterprising conpanion of poverty advertises as follows in the Hismarck Journal: "John White will start in to morrow with an omnibus line to the capitol. His sleigh is fixed up with cover and store, and the ride will •e a comfortaMe one at all times." The question most apt to suggest itself to the mind of the average reader would lie, as to about how many trips a person could safely figure upon per week between Bis marck and the capitol? Again it might be well to know if there would he any station tbia danger of striking a "ifmV side of Painted Woods. »t l'« pnrtMnhip. •Tm?'81? ccr'"y that tbe names of Ihe member, of' The North Dakota Loan Truet Co.," if Dakota, are Edward P. Weils and Alfred Dickey, both of whom reside in Jamestown Stntsman county, Dakota. ,u?.*ted at Jamestown, this 17th day of Decern her, ,BM' EDWARD P. WILIS. ., At.raao DICEKT. Territory of Dakota, County of Stutsman,as. Be it remembered that on this 18th day of De cember, A. D., 1984, before me A. C. TwiniCK, a jNotary Public in and for aaid county and lerrTto »PPe«M4 Edward P. Wells and Al fred Dickey, well known to me Mba the perrons who are described in and who executed the fore KOing certificate and duly acknowled«ed that they execnted the same freely aad volaatarUy. .. A.C.TWWIHO, Notary Public. 3|-w-41 Btntaman, Co., Dak. ,T'A-'I H. M. «msL«w, I hlladelphia, Jainestowa. P. B. M. BICMOMD, A. A. ALLEN Dockhaven, Penn. JaaMntown, 1. T. PROPRIETORS mm WORTH FLM I JAMESTOWN D. T. A TERAL BAIKIIG LISIIW Ooae ia nl. Its breachr*. Olve Usaecial attention to COLLECTIONS. PA8SAQE ICKET8 To ani fiom Enrope at tawe9lfpaaslh!e rale*. Mil UM MKT MfMttl FMK On log* time.'