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MARSHALL MoCLUSE, Proprietor.
VOL. VIII. SHffiNBEBG'S 1885 VERSUS 1884 The marvelous change in prices we have had full benefit of, Mr. Shoenberg having been for the last seven weeks in the Eastern markets, have laid in a stock replete with all the novel ties for the coming seasons, and at such prices that ordinary competition can't come near us. HERE ARE A FEW FACTS: Russian Circular, sold last year at $10, we now offer at $6. Ladies' Winter Cloaks, sold last year at $19, we now offer at $13.25. Heavy Flannels, sold last year at 35c a yard, we now offer at 20c a yard. All Wool Red Flannels, sold year at 50c a yard, we now offer at 35c a yard. Heavy Sheetings, sold last year at 11 l-2c a yard, now sell at 9c a yard. All Wool Red Underwear, sold last year at $3.50 per suit, we now offer at $2.50. Ladies' All Wool Hose, sold a year ago at 50c, we now sell at 35c per pair. Men's heavy Wool Hose, sold last year at 50c, we now offer at 35c a pair. Shoes, last year's price, $2 a pair we sell now at $1.00. THE SAME ST-A-ZRTLXIlSra- Price Reductions Throughout our entire stock. At extremely low prices. A Special Wseonit Given on Families' Winter Outfits at SHCENBERG'S Big IXT EVERY DEPARTMENT EVER BROUGHT TO JAMESTOWN. and Fur Robes Double Store! TAKE NOTICE! WE HAVE THE MOST COMPLETE STOCK OF —DRY GOODS— Prices Very Low! C. E. DICKINSON. U. R. Ton. w, Hre«. WM. C. WHITE. Vice Pre*. E. J. Lopfom. Carh JAMES RIVER NATIONAL RANK. JAMESTOWN, DAKOTA. 3FaidL -u.p Capital $50,000 SURPLUS $5,000 A General Banking and Exchange Business Done THE NORTH DAKOTA LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY LWAYS haa money on hand to lend on Real Eftale or Chattel Mortgages. Also buy* at hleheit Lttarket price Count Warrants, Bonds and School Bonds. (James River National Bank Building.) O. WARNOOK. Editor TheW. C. T. U. complimented Gen. Deanis on his order prohibiting the use •f intoxicating liquors in Camp Grant at the encampment last week. If the blank ets that coyered the demijohns of fire water and cases of bottled beer that were brought into camp by the hacks were given the power of speech they "could a tale unfold" which would show that pro hibitory military order* like prohibitory legislation doesn't prohibit. However, the order looked well on paper, and as it did no one any harm it was commenda ble. Let it be commended. TUB recently congregated hosts and assembled wisdom ef an alleged demo cratic party of Dakota territory at Aber deen made quite a splutter but did not succeed in holding the inquest on the old mossbacks who constitute the authorita tive democratic central committee as was the covert design of the meeting. The old war horses arc too lively corpses to be "set on" by the ephemeral satellites ol the party who conceivcd and brought foith this assemblage. The originators of this movement never discovered that they wer democrats until after the elec tion of Mr. Cleveland and the "spoils" of a democratic administration had be' come a tempting morsel. The veterans of the party who have stood the- brunt of battle and defeat for a quarter cf a cen tury are made of sterner stuff than to quietly surrender their places to mush room democrats who spring up with suc cess and wither with defeat. The worst difficulty the democratic party of the ter ritory has had to contend with since the election last fall has been the gall of new converts who have come out of the ranks of the republican party and assumed to usurp the leadership of the democratic party. A resolution was introduced ten dering the thanks of the meeting to the terrii orial and national democratic cen tral committees for their valuable service in behalf of the party. For what pur pose the resolution was introduced is not known, but its effcct was about the same as striking a can of dynamite with a fledge haromt r. The newly fledged dem ocratic politicians vehemently denounced Hon. M. H. Day, which disclosed the scalp they were after in the very incuba tion of the convention scheme. The res olution was laid on the table with a "dull thud" and the convention put it self on record as entertaining no thanks for the service of the territorial demo cratic central committee. That was wnat they weut there for and they did it. They have thrown down the gauntlet to the old war horses of the party and there is blood on the face of the moon. THE political mind-reader of the St. Paul Globe has turned his psychological optics upon Col. Lohnsberry, of Bis marck, and discovered that in resigning the postmastership of the capital city he was laying the foundation for something battel. That with the eye of faith the Colouel saw the "mene, mene, tekel upharsin" written upon the walls of the presidential mansion on his recent visit to Washington, and "stepped down and out" before the order should be given to "go." It is insinuated that the Colonel is not unlike Caesar in that he was ambi tious, and that his ambition takes hold oi a probable United States senatorship when the territory shall be admitted as a whole. The Alert is not authorized to speak for Col. Lounsberty on the subject and is not expert enough in mind-read* ing to know what his desires and ambi tion may be. If the Globe is correct in its conjectures in the matter, the Alert would say the Colonel is laying ropes at rather long range, but it would be no calamity to Dakota if it should turn out to be so and succeed. That the territory will be admitted as a whole we believe, and that the state will be entitled to two United States senators when that event takes place we know, but there are too many contingencies, too many political pitfalls, too many politicians on the war path with uplifted tomahawks to admit ol any certainty as to what particular person or persons will hold the key to the situation when the great and notable day comes. Col. Lounsberry has been in pol itics long enough to know this and to know it hard, and we do not believe he had any such object in view. A combi nation of circumstances makes it neces sary to shy his castor into the ring again as a political editor of the republican school, and be is too conscientious to hold an office through the grace of an ad ministration which he cannot support in his paper. That, wt thick, is about all there is in it and that is plenty. If the territory is admitted as a single state, no North Dakota man need apply until the population of the two opposing sections cease to war with each other, and the population of the two sections becomes more equally divided. The Encampment at Fug*. In all essential respects the military encampment at Fargo last week WM a success, much of the credit tor which is due to the enterprising people of that city in the arrangements made and ac commodations provided for it. A more beautiful campint* ground than Camp Grant could not be found in the territory, and the train accommodations to and from the camp and city were all that one could wish. The Argus and Republican furnished complete and elaborate reports morning and evening and in every res pect fulfilled the promise of the mayor that the papers of Fargo would publish ,../•. .. *'.* .! ,,~ .i''.' j& X. -i'S. JAMESTOWN. DAK., (THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1. 1885. abetter those of terntoryj two last viewed tvery 'eport of the encampment than ny other town or city in the The governor was present the lays of the encampment and re he two regiments which con tained about 500 men eacb. The Argus prize of $60 for the first and $40 tor tpe second awarded respect/ ively to the Yankton company and the Faigo littles. The judges by whom the award was made we E. F. Townsend, Lieut. Col. llth Inft ntiy P. W. McCau ley, 1st Lieut. Mel. Corps II 0. 8. Heisted, 2d Lieut. 11th Infantry, all of the regular army. There was considi rable kicking Friday evening when the a1 ard was made pub lic and the great number of military critics who differed In opinion with the awarding committe was the wonder of the few who were jn the grounds that did not pretend to mow more about mil itary tactics than tb^regular army officer^ above mentioned. Twe -Jamestown Light Guards executed the? orders perfectly in the drill and would bare won the fiist prize but for mistaki in giving the orders by its officers which iut down the mark ing to fourth on the list. The talk About the award to South Dakota being a "sell out" or a "put up job" by those lop sided in partiality for the Jamestown Light Guards is the beerest nonsense and has had only the eff st of bringing ridi cule upon the com lany. Tie regular army officers appoin id by thje war de partment for the purpose no: doubt de cided the question fc the rigid military rules of the regular rmy without regard to any consideration of location. It is hardly to be presumid that the war de partment at Washin (ton would lend it self to a scheme for "downing" one little militia company ou in Dakota territory. It is hard on the be rs to lose the prize on account of their offi ers not being up to the scratch in them inttal of arms but it cannot be helped. The judges in the band contest for a prize of $25 provide I by county treasurer Burke, of Cass coun iy, were Prof. S. T. Church, S. F. Crock stt and brigade chap lain Rev. J. H. Uar min. The prize was awarded to the lted eld band. One of the novelt es of the encampment was the maiden di am carps of Canton consisting of eigbi girls about sixteen years of age. On Friday the Jamestown drum corps capturejd the fair "sweet six teens" and entertained them at dinner which was considered the best strategic movement of the encampment as the Sioux Falls company had prepared to do tbe sauie thing.^ lie. QWjK ltdus •wer© nearly ofone size, messed exactly alike and were the observed of all ob servers in that departmeat of music. But as a manipulator of the drum sticks Maj. T. K. McKee, the famous "Shiloh drum mer boy," who was present at the en campment, totally eclipsed all others. He is himselt a whole drum corps, which, added to his wtr fame, made him a prom inent attraction. In the parades there was quite a display of epaulets and burn ished millitary toggery, in which those who looked for the governor didn't see him. Though commander-in-chief he was dressed in a plain citizen's suit while many of the subordinate officers were ar rayed in all the gorgeous paraphernalia of the way-ups of regular army and mili tary dude display. Some of the old vets of the rebellion remarked that they saw more brass at the Dakota military en campment of a thousand men than they did in all of tlieir three years service in the war of the rebellion. Gen. Dennis congratulated the militia and officers upon the proficiency to which they attained in so short a time as well as upon their soldierly appearance and gen eral good behavior. At half past six Saturday morning the order was given to strike tents which was obeyed with the heart as well as with the hand, and the first tram out in every di rection carried the citizen soldiery of Da kota to their respective homes to which they proceeded with fully as much pleas ure and happy antijipations as they went into camp on the Monday before. Not the Northern Pacific. (From the LaMonre Chropiclc.) No great amount of progress has been made on the J. K. V. Rt K. during the past week, but the future is full of prom ise. The work actually preformed is the completion of. piie-dnvmg on the three bridges over the Jun River between this city and Grand Rapids, one of the pile drivers being now at work on the ravine just south of the Itapids. Numer ous cars of lumber and piles have been received and also a couple ot cars of trucks for moving rails. One of the small eat ing houses built here has been located on a flat car in readiness to go with the track layers. This car also bears spikes and fish-plates. Wednesday twenty-fire track layers arrived, and more are ex pected daily. As we go to press eleven cars of iron, six cars of ties and acar load of grading horses and wagons, have ar rived by extra freight. Chas. Gibson is grading for a long switch in West .LsMoure. A prominent member of the engineer corps said a few days since that until within a week he had not known what railroad company he waa at work for but now he did—that it waa not the Northern Pacific, and that within eight months we would see a southern connection to the J. R. V. Weundei stand several Grand Rapids parties have already selected their loca tions near tbe depot, and will move their buildings before the cars begin to run. immm mm SENTENCE OF THOS. MAUILL. Tlif Closing Scenes of a Case Made In tensely Interesting by a Failli ftil Wife. (From the Eiamarck Tribune.) At 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon Thos' W. Magill was brought into court and sentenced by Judge Francis to three years and one month at hard Jabor in the peni tentiary, In pronouncing sentence the judge said: "This is the time set by the court for pronouncing judgment upon the convic tion had in the case of the Territory of Dakota vs. Thos. W. Magill, under in dictment for murder, the verdict in the case being manslaughter in the second degree. The time lor pronouncing judg ment has been extended several times at the request of tbe defendant, and it now becomes the duty of the court to formally under the law, inform the defendant of the nature of the indictment and the ver dict, and to ask him if he has any legal cause to show why judgment should not be pronounced against him. I therefore say to you, Thomas, that you were in dicted by the grand jury of this subdivi sion for the crime of murder, in the kil ling of Melville H. Bessey, committed at Menoken, in this county, on the 21st day of October, 1884. You had two trials upon this indictment, to which you pleaded not guilty. On the first trial tbe jury disagreed. On the second—both of which trials were long and exhaustive, and in which you were ably defended— tbe jury brought in tbe verdict of man slaughter in the second degree. It now becomes my duty to perform the last act in this proceeding, an*l pronounce upon that verdict, the sentence and judgment of the court. 1 now ask you if you have any legal cause to show why judgment should not be pronounced against you?" Magill replied, "No sir 1 have not." "It is always pleasant to be upon the side of, and to extend mercy. I have re ceived from several sources requests for lenient sentence in this case. One of these appeals came to me from a personal and steadfast friend, of more than a quar ter of a century another came filled with those womanly instincts and prompted by that love and affection, which can only stir the heart of a woman moved by the closest ties of kinship—by blood. That letter 1 prize, and if there were any temptation that could lead me from what 1 conceive to be the path of duty in this case, that letter would be as strong as the temntatum in tbe earden of Eden. It is easy to ask clemency when those asking it have no responsibility. It is hard to resist it, but for the calling of duty, and when Mercy by her pleading beckons us away from plain duty the plea should not be acquiesced in. 1 have given to this case more time than anyone else, not ex cepting counsel on either side. I have 4kt through the long trials, and the evi dence is plain and clear before my mind now. 1 have endeavored to give this defendant the rights which the law gives him. With respect to tbe verdict of the jury, this court has nothing whatever to say but I reflect that there is upon one side tho public, society, law, peace, and the welfare of the community upon the other side a defendant who unlike many defendants is not friendless, because when a friendless defendant comes be fore the court, sympathy is rare but sym pathy comes from the ties that bind us, largely, and this defendant appears be fore this court not friendless. He appears supported by the love, affection and he roism of his wife, whose affection and steadfast heroism to this husband, has been under the eye of thi9 court daily, and tly court respects and honors her for it. Were that a reason that should swerve the couit from what it esteems to be its duty, it would be a powerful rea son, but a duty is to be performed by the court and not by tbe public by tbe court and not by those who have asked for clemency. I shall take into consideration the tact that this defendant has been in custody in the jail of this county since the 21st day of October, 1884. 1 shall take this into consideration, not because the law requires it, for it does not, but because I believe it to be just. Tbus the court intends fearlessly, calmly and justly to administer the law in the case." The court then requesting the defend ant to stand up, said: "The sentence and judgment of the court is, that in this case of the Territory of Dakota against Thos. W. Magill, under indictment for murder, in which the jury rendered a verdict of guilty of manslaughter in the second degree, you, Thos. W. Magill, the defendant be confined at hard labor in the penitentiary of the Territory of Da kota at Bismarck, in the county of Bur leigh and Territory of Dakota, for the term of three years and one month, said term to begin at the hour of 3 o'clock the afternoon of this, the 26th day of September, 18S5." The court then added that the sheriff would execute the order of the court, giving the defendant a fair opportunity to arrange any matters that he may de sire to attend to, and to that end the couit will extend to him any fair and reasonable facility in its power. MRS. MAGILL'S GRIEF. For the first time since tbe opening of this most interesting ease was Mrs. Thos. W. Magill, wife mmm OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY AND COUNTY./ TERMS: $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVAM0*f of the prisoner, overcome by grief. As the judge uttered the words, "three years at bard labor," the patient and devoted wire was overpower ed by anguish, for these words severed the slender thread of hope to which she V'fiU'iVSjM bad been fondly clinging through the weary months of nearly a year. Col. Magill, the father of tbe defendant was also in court, and was noticeably shocked by the sentence. The convicted son and husband seemed least affected, and in the most self-possessed manner addressed the court with reference to sending for his attorneys, asking if there was any motion which might be made in hia be half. The judge informed him that sen tence bad been passed, and nothing re mained but for tbe sheriff to execute the order of the court, but tbe court would send a baliff after his attorney, and Mr. Carland was sent for. Award of the Prizes- (From the Fargo Argon. The following is a copy of the report of the committee of judges appointed to awaid the Argus prizes to the two best drilled companies of the militia, with the total markings which each company en tering the competition received. CAMP GRANT, FARGO, Sept. 25, 1885. THE ASS'T ADJUTANT GENERAL, FIRST BRIGADE, D. N. G. SIR:—The committee appointed to judge of the merits of the various com panies of the First and Second regiments, D. N. G., at the competitive drill for the prizes offered by the Fargo Argus, beg leave to report as follows: The best drilled company, including the manual of arms, company movements and target practice, a fair average of all is declared to be: E company, First reg iment, D. N. G., to which the first prize was awarded. The second best company is declared to be company, First regiment, D. N. G., to which the second prize is awarded. In addition to the above the following companies are entitled to honorable men tion for excellence, several of them being so nearly equal in merit that it has been a matter of some difficulty for the com mittee to decide: First, "A" Co., First regiment, D.N.G. Second, "H" Co., First regiment, D. N. Third, "D" Co First regiment, 1J. N. G. Fourth, "F" Co., Second regiment, D. N. G. The judges desire to state furtner that all the companies, officers and men, have shown themselves most zealous in the discharge of their duties, and have for such new troops, exhibited remarkable proficiency. E. F. TOWNSEND, Lieutenant-Colonel. Eleventh Regiment, Infantry, U. 8. A. P. W. B. MACAULEV, First Lieutenant, Med. Corps, U. S. A. H. O. HEISTED, Second Lieutenant, Eleventh Regiment, Infantry, U. S. A. The score was: Co. Regiment. Mark. Second 80.99 ...72.73 70.10 First C6.26 67.52 75.20 84.92 87.80 71.64 ./ 87.39 88.02 81.01 Mistaken Identity. Tbe Jamestown Alert expresses the be lief that the Governor's Guard, of Bis marck, would have won the prize at Far go had it not been stolen from them for political reasons. The Alert concludes: "The politicians may steal the prize, but the people will never believe that it should have gone so far away from home. —Bismarck Journal. The Journal is a victim of mistaken identity. Such sentiments as are con tained in the above or the words quoted never appeared in the amestown Alert. The Alert believes the army officers ap pointed by the war department to act as judges in the case were competent, and that they adhered strictly to military rules regardless of where tbe prizes should go. The Alert does not believe the politicians swerved these regular ar my officers a hair's breadth from their judgment of merit in the matter. The Alert utterly repudiates the sentiments and words accredited to it in the above item by the Journal. A good many farmers throughout the northwest, particularly along the line of tbe Northern Pacific, are building gran aries of their own—in many cases money being borrowed to construct them. The farmers who are erecting these granaries intend to store their wheat awhile, and not consign the same to elevator compa nies, which is the next thing to selling it. All farmers should have spacious grana ries on their farms in which to atore their grain. Tbey should study the markets and sell when there is the best prospect for receiving the highest price. It is pretty hard for some,—even very wise and intelligent ones at that—to determine just when is the proper time to market grain. But there are certainly good in dications that wheat has not reached the highest point, and if the supply on band, tbe amount required for export, home consumption and for seed, are any indi cations, they now point to a rise in the price of wheat, which is certain to come, and all fanners who can will do well to hold on to all the wheat they have. There will be nothing lost by so doing, while the chances are that money will be made —Minnesota Farmer. NUMBER 16. Whnt BUI Nye Knew* Abent the News- tQSM m" *"1111 A few extracts from his address before the Wisconsin editorial association: "I need not elaborate upon the wonderful growth of the press in our country, or refer to the great power which journalism wields in the development of the new world. I need not ladle out statistics to show you how the newspaper has en croached upon the Held ef oratory, and how the pale and silent man, while others sleep, compiles the universal history of a day and tells his nighty audience what he thinks about U, before he goes to bed Of course this is but the opinion of one man but who has a better opportunity to judge than he who aits with his finger en tbe electric poise of the world* judg ing the actions of humanity at so much per judge, invariably In advance? I seed not tell you all this, for you cerUialy know it if you read yeur paper, aad I hope you do. A man ought to read his own paper, even if he cannot indorse all ita sentiments. It is difficult to map out a proper course for the student in the school ef journalism, there are so many things connected with the profession which the editor and his staff should know, and know hard. The newspaper of today is a library. It is an encyclo pedia, a poem, a biograph, a .history, a prophecy, a directory, a time table, a ro mance, a cook book, a guide, a horoscope, an art critic, a political resume, a ground plan of civilized world, a low priced mul tum in parvo. Among others, It is a long-felt want, a nine-column paper in a five-column town, a lying sheet, a fee ble effort, a financial problem, a tottering wreck, a political tool, and a sheriff's sale. If I were to suggest a curriculum for the young man who wishes to take a regular course in a school of journalism preferring that to actual experience, I would say to htm, devote the first two years to meditation and prayer. The en suing five years should be devoted to the peculiar orthography of the English lan guage. Then put in three yean with the dumb-bells, sand-bags, slung-shot* and tomahawk. In my journal1"*^ perience I have found ««ore cause for regret over T|V neglect of this branch than aor^BS else. 1 usually keep on my desk, during a heated campaign, a large paper weight weighing three or four pounds, and in several instances I have found that I could feed that to a constant reader of my valuable paper in stead of a retraction. Fewer people lick the editor though now than they did in years gone by. Many people—in the last two years—have gone strew the street to lick the editor and never re turned. They intended to come right back in a few moments, bnt they are sow in a land where a change of heart and a palm leaf fan is all they need. After the primary course, mapped out already, an intermediate course of ten years ahould be given to learning the typographical art, so that when visitors come in and ask the editor all about the office he can tell them of the mysteries of making a paper, and how delinquent subscribers have frequently been killed by a well directed blow of a printer's towel. Fif teen years should then be devoted to the study of American politics, especially ciyil service reform, looking at it from a non-partisan standpoint. The student should then take a medical and surgical course, so that he may be able to attend to contusions, fractures, and so forth, which may occur to himself or the party who comes to his office for a retraction and by mistake gets his spinal column double leaded. Ten years should then be given the study of law. No thorough metropolitan editor wants to enter upon the duties of his profession without knowing the diffsrerce between a writ of mandamus and other styles ef profanity. With the course ot •study that I have mapped out, the young atudent would emerge from the college of journalism at the age of 95 or 96, ready to take off his coat and write an article on almost any subject. He would be a little giddy at first, and the office boy would have to see that he went to bed at a proper hour each night. My experience in journal ism was in a western town, in which 1 was a total stranger. I went there with 35 cents, but 1 had it concealed in the lining of my clothes, so that no one would have suspected it if they had met me. I had no friends, and I noticed that when I got off the train the band was not there to meet me. I entered the town just as any other American cUnea would. I had not fully decided whether to become a stage robber or a lecturer on phrenol ogy. At that time I got a chance to work on a morning paper. It used to go to press before dark, so I always hid my evenings to myself, and I always liked that part of it first rate. 1 worked on that paper a year, and might have con tinued if the proprietor had not changed it to an evening paper. Then a company incorporated itself and started a paper, of|which 1 took charge. The paper waa published in the loft of a livery stable. That is tbe reason they called it a stock company. You could coma up the staua into the office, or you could twiat the tail of the iron gray mule and take the ele vator." The encampment correspondent of the St. Paul Globe, who is evidently no judge of fine equestrianism, says: The gover nor's staff at the encampment at Fargo is largely made up of editor*, and soaw» of them ride as If they had never been on a hone before, alarming their friends lest tbey tumble off and break their legs or bottles. 4L*S. S8S8S2iiSiftS:-K sit •4 I' yrl -jSe.W •/1 ty I W