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"O-p Capital $S0,000 SURPLUS $5,000 A General Banking and Exchange Business Done THE NORTH DAKOTA LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY MACHINERY 01 1fl ,m, fifth ^viEisrcnE: Livery &nd Feed Stable By J. A. MOORE- JPirst-olAM Rige adways on hand WHICH CAN BR HAI» AT REASONABLE RATKS. Teams and Guides Furnished Lsnd Hunters. GEO. R. TOPLIFF & CO.. WlIOMCSAl.K ANO UKTtll. DRAI.KRS IN Coal, Wood, Plaster, W LLOYD Ji BANKERS, rrlc.* rsi.l for ounty ami !etioi ,1AMK9TOWN1 DAKOTA. AND CEMENT. Front atreet. corner Tbtrd ^••nu«. J. O. WARNOOK. Editor MERRY CHRISTMAS. Of all the holidays of the year Christ inas is the heat, not because it is better than any other day of the year in itself, hut I itemise it is observed to a belter pur pose. It brings with it tokens of remem brance hi the form of presents, which, though they may be of httle Intrinsic value, arc precious beyond price for the sentiment* of love, of esteem, of respect, of friendship they silently communicate from the giver to the recipient, making both happier and consequently better aud nobler. While the pleasures of this holiday reach nil classes, ages and con ditions it is more particularly the ohil dren's holiday, and as they are the best part of the people the day they celebrate is the best day, reversing the old adage "The better the day li better the deed" and making of it the more appropriate adage The better the deed the better the day. Its enjoyment is not restricted iiy formalities as la other holidays, as by long orations on the Fourth of .Inly and tedious sermons on Thanksgiving day. It Is the morning on which children rise earlier tban usual and without being called or waiting for the morning tire to be kindled and the room warmed. Diey heed not. the piercing cold but with a bound and joyous anticipations reach for the stocking so expectantly hung up the evening before to see what surprise is awaiting them. It is the day on which the cheerful greeting "Merry Christmas" is heard In all nations and in all tongues to the uttermost parts of the earth. As we have said, Christmas is peculiarly children's day and those who do not make some child happy by a token of remembrance will deprive himself or her self of about all the pleasure there Is in it. It is not so much the value of the gift as the consciousness of being remem bered that, impresses children or oldir persons with a Christmas present, lie member the children tomorrow. Lit* is made up of little things. A little present may influence the course of a whole life. It is impossible to make one better with out making two better—the giver iud the receiver. THE papers of South Dakota arc now occupying considerable space with what they choose to complacently dignify by I tie term "Gov. Mellette's Message." As a literary production it is quite good, and it ••fired oil" in such a society connected with a public school it would be consid ered excellent, and I lie author would like ly be tendered a vote of thanks and hon ored with the distil el inn of a bright and precocious lad. Cut a* a state document without foundation or occasion tor its deliverance, it is as light as the rare lied sir of the Dakota prairie. It is about as ethereal as a second declaration of inde pendence of British rule would be. The crude metaphor of "beating the air" loses its ridiculous thinness when com pared with the visionary functions which these southern Dakota statesmen im agine they are exercising. Tut', notices of the press throughout the country in regard to the death of William II. Vanderbilt. are not such as will inspire people with a desire to seek immortal lame through the medium of accnromulated millions. Though his gold was measured by tho ton his death has been noted by mere paragraphs and the public do not feel that they have sus tained any loss, and already the million aire railroad king is almost forgotten. His bombastic arrogance in the conscious power of his immense wealth led him to make the faolish expiession, "the public be damned," which expression will prob ably live longer than any act or other ex pression of his life. It is not what a man possesses but how he uses it that gives his name a hold upon the hearts of the people. In the same city where Vander bilt lived in princely magnificence and his millions increasing every year there were hundreds anil thousands of people suffering for the necessaries of life and who cared very little whether Vanderbilt lived or died. After all tn« scheming and manipula tion by the politicians of southern Dako ta, whose Mecca waa Yankton, whose prophet was Campbell, whose Koran was the Press and Dakotaian, that paper a few days ago waa moved to renurk: "We have little faith in the efficacy of further efforts in behalf of division and statehood. The whole project has gone up in a puff of smoke." It probably cost the 1*. and D. a great deal of agony of spirit to viake such a confession, but it may take comfort in the thought that the same impression has prevailed in North Dakota from the time the $20,000 constitutional convention hill was intro duced in the legislature last winter. The Alert, however, did not expect tlie P. ami D. would confess it so soon and per haps it would not but for the defeat of Campbell for United States senator in the bogu9 legislature at Huron last week. Nevertheless, Sioux Falls had a picnic at the expense of the territory and Huron is having one at the expense of the ambitious statesmen congregated there. Tuk supposed to be irrepressible Zic hach, of South Dakota, who for some time has had the honors of the distln gulshing title of "squatter gevernor" of the territory heaped upon him, will now squat down as receiver of the lantl office at Yankton, the president having ap pointed him to that position. The dis tinguished aspirant for gubernatorial honors has been extinguished by a few JAMESTOWN, DAK., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1885. strokes of the presidential pen. It would be difficult to find a more obscure place in which to hide a man than the land office at Yankten, and this will probably be the last heard ot F. M. Ziebach out side of the immediate circle of his friends and acquaintances. This is another ex ample of the powerful influence of M. II. Day with the administration. Those who tie their aspirations to him seem fated to get what they do not want, and the best way for a democrat to obtain the position he wants would be to enlist the advocacy of II. Day for something not desired. Some men have greater negative than positive influence and that seems to be the case with M. II. Day with the Cleveland administration. REPRESENTATIVE Frederick, of Iowa, has introduced a bill in congress to ena ble the people of Dakota territory to form a constitution preparatory to be coming a state. This is what might have been expected and the only action in re gard to statehood in this territory that could reasonably be expected. This bill is placed early en the calendar and after the South Dakota statehood bubble bursts it will be brought up and passed with little if any opposition, it is the oily .statehood project that is practicable now and the people may as well make up their minds either to go into the union as one state or remain out of it as a terri tory. The high protective tariff manu facturing nsnobs of the east do not want any more representation in' the United States senate from the free trade west than possible, and there is where the se cret. of opposition to division of this ter ritory lie* It is not so much partisan democratic demagogucry as manufac turing nabob money and influence that makes division of this territory impossi ble. Farts for the Consideration or Heme Seekers aud Investors. While indications are not always re liable they serve as a basis of reasonable calculation in proportion to their strength. The Indications now are that the upper •laines River valley will next year have such an era of prosperity as ii has never belore known the principal strength of which indications is In the good financial condition of the farmers who arc the producers of wealth. Tim Alert Is re liably informed that never before in the history of this valley have the faimers oeen in such healthy financial condition ax at present. They have learned the lesson of experience ami had it thorough ly impressed liy tbo tppr«»«£»niotUu' 111 past two years and lire now stalling anew, or have turne-l ovar a new leaf, as were, and have started on the highway to pros perity by living within their, means, not liut that it is as important for others to live within their means, but because the farmor is the source from which substan tial prosperity must emanate and all other business prosperity is largely de pendent upen the prosperity of the far mer. It has not only been practically and thoroughjjr^emonstrated that far.ning is profitable in this valley but that stock raising, both as an adjunct to the faim and as a separate and exclusive enter prise, is profitable. All the necessaries of subsistence are now produced here and another year will make this valley self sustaining in these commodities. The luxuries ot course must be Imported as they mU9t be any country for anything that is produced at home and common can hardly be termed a luxury. Besides this substantial foundation of prosperity and increasing wealth the al most assured extension of the .lames River Valley railroad to connect with and perhaps become a part of some one of the great systems extending from Chicago to the northwest is an important feature of the transportation question. This valley has bccome toe productive and too im portant in transportation traffic to longer remain a one railroad country and before another crop is harvested we shall prob ably have a competing line to St. Paul and Chicago and before many years sev eral such competing lines. Jamestown is in the center of the up per James lliver Valley and is already a railroad center with lines converging from the four points of the compass That Jamestown is destined to be the principal city of the upper valley is so apparent in natural and circumstantial advantages that it is universally conced ed livery year adds to the number and substantial character of our buildings and even now the business portion of the city is built not alone tor the present gen eration but for generations to come. In view of these advantageous circumstances which we believe are given in a conserva tive manner, and more than sustained by the facts, we ask those who contemplate making investments in the new countries of lbe west, or those who intend to emi grate to the new northwest to give them candid and intelligent consideration. Dr. Archibald, the efficient superinten dent of the North Dakota Insane Hos pital at this place, reports 73 patients in the institution and the new ward ready for occupancy as soon as the heating ap paratus is put in which will be within I three weeks. The superintendent is making preparations for a Christmas tree entertainment for the unfortunates who, he says, take much more interest In such things than people generally suppose. The Baptist Sunday school will be given an entertaiment this evening in which every child MAngiug to the school will receive a present of some kind. WEEKLY ALERT. OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY AND COUNTY. TERMS: $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE Disposition ut Cases in I lie District Coiirl. The term of the district court which ad journed in this city last week was a lengthy one but udge Francis came near er clearing the docket than has perhaps ever been done at any term held in -tUis county before. Besides the cases given below a large number were settled by the parties, a great many old criminal cases stricken from the docket and the judicial affairs of this subdivision of the district tre now in good sbape. The following is the disposition made of cases which came to trial. Wm. M. Lloyd vs. ibn Powers ct al. Stipulation filed that complaint be with drawn as to defendants Henry F. Bush, Mary A. Uiuh and Stephen F. Corwin and that judgement be rendered against John Powers for $359.38 damages and $125 costs, and judgment rendered ac cordingly. Brown & Campbell vs. James L. Shar low et al. Counsel agreed in open court, that a verdict of $400 be rendered against defendant and jury returned verdict ac cordingly. Judgment rendered against defendant for $400 and costs. Leonaid Verdegan vs. Jackson Mc Abee. Judgment for plaintiff for $113 and $41.SO costs. William Johnson vs. Geo. W. Posey. Judgment of justice of the pcacc in favor of plaintiff for $56 and costs affirmed by agreement of counsel. Kalph P.Simpson vs. John F. Niemeyer. Judgment of justice of peace reversed by agreement of counsel. Costs against plaintiff. Lorenzo D. Nickcrson vs. A. G. Park hurst. Judgment by consent of defend ants counsel against defendant for $(!, 958.33 and costs. Robert II. Gray vs. Wallace Johns n. Testimony taken. Case to be submitted to the court on testimony and briefs be lore Feb. 1, 1880. D. M. Osborne & Co. vs. John A. Cy sewski. Case continued with leave to amend complaint by plaintiff, en pay ment of accrued costs $21.05. D. E. Hubhell vs, J. W. Hayes, appeal from justice court. Judgment, for de fendant. E. M. Sperry v». Wm. and L. 1). John son, appeal from justice court. Appeal dismissed by consc nt of counsel each par ty to pay his own costs. Peter V. Frazier vs. Porter Roper et a). Judgment against Porter ifc Koper and Eliken Elmer, by consent of counsel, and against Freeman & Farr and W. P. Heimbaeb, l«y default, for $053.50 and Johnson Xickeus vs. T. J. Jones, ac tion in claim ami delivery. Judgment for plaintiff. Jerry & Co. vs. SI oa'ey & Thomas. Judgment by consent of counsel against defendants for $218 and $4 costs. llenry Hartman vs. Wm. Magee. Judgment for defendant aud stayed pend ing taking proofs by referee. II. ('. Miller & Co. vs. W. J. Preston. Judgment against defendant by conscnt of counsel for $171 S7 and costs. David Goodman vs. J. K. Winslow. Verdict of jury for $100 damages and judgment rendered for amount, and costs. S. S. Kirk vs. -I. J. Xierling. Proofs to be taken by referee. J. J. Thompson vs. I). L. Wilbur, ap peal from Justice court. Uy consent of counsel judgment of the lower court against defendant for 00 aftirmed and cos's $8.36. M'lrisA McClintock vs. Anton Klaus. Testimony taken and further proceedings awaiting taking of deposition of llenry W. Verner at Pittsburg, Pa. David A. Xewland vs. Maty A. New land, divorce. Iteferee appointed to re port testimony and proofs. Rosella M. Dougherty vs. Samuel H. Dougherty, divorce. Divorce granted and custody of the three children award ed to plaintiff Wheel Seeder Co. vs. Jones, Eager et al. Action dismissed as to J. T. Eager and judgment ordered against T. J. Jones, the other defendant, on presentation of proper proofs, for $117 and interest. Henry Vessev vs. M. Mansfield and W. It. Mansfield, mechanic's lien. Judg ment against W. 11. Mansfield for $31f.7S and $49.55 costs. Mary McKay vs. H. G. McKay, divorce. E. W. Camp appointed referee to take proofs. Mettie Decker vs. Edward Decker, divorce. Divorce granted on grounds of desertion and custody of the child award ed plaintiff. Henry A. Taylor ct al vs. James L. Sharlow. Judgment by agreement for $503,4S and costs. Geo. H. Craig vs. James L. Sharlow. Judgment by agreement for S-IIO^O and costs. J. U. Winslow vs. Clias. H. Wamsley et al. Judgment for $2,025. for materials furnished and mechanics lien sustained. Stay of SO days fiom Dec. lath granted defendants. S. L. Glaspell vs. A. McKechnie et. al, action in claim and delivery. Judgment for plaintiff. Ellen A. Powell vs. Lewis Powell, di vorce. Reference ordered for taking tes timony. Stutsman couuty vs. W. E Mansfield et al- Verdict for $S,S*00.14 and judg ment rendered for that amount and costs. Stay of proceedings for 30 days granted. Chas. Johnson et al vs. Frederick A. Johnson. Judgment for $424 25 damages and $4.50 costs. Chas. Johnson et al vs. Frederick A. Johnson. Judgment for $2,415.20 dam ages ani $13.20 costs. James ltiver National Hank vs. Chas. S. Cleveland et al. Judgment for $318.4t damages and $18.IS costs: James lliver National bank vs. II. G. Anderson & Co. et a I. Judgment for $458.23 and $21.40 costs. James lliver National Bank vs, E. M. Whitman et a). Judgment for $437 and $24.50 costs. Buffalo Scale Co. vs. W. C. Spofford. Judgment for $1,115.44 and costs. Lockman 3c Lloyd vs. H. N. Medburg, mechanic's lien. Take\.jMider advise ment. John H. Sirles et al vs. Jfehn McGee et al. Taken under advisement. H. A. Pitts Sons etc. vs. J. T. Eager et al and T. J. Jones. Judgment against defendants for $672 and $23:75 costs. J. J. Uellivou vs. Francis C. Kelley, udgment for defendant by agreement. D. M. Osborne & Co. vs. T. J. Jones and J. T. Eager. Judgment against T. J. Jones for $244.35 and costs and action dismissed as to J. T. Eager. Minneapolis Harvester Works vs. Clar ence F. Atwill and F. G. Mulliken. Judg ment against Atwill for $114.03 and $7.85 costs. Lewis II. Maxfield et al vs. Orrin L. Churchill et al. Judgment against 11. P. Eisenhuith for $213.68. John II. Sarles et al vs. James L. Shar low, D. V. Kuck et al, mechanics lien. Case to be argued before the court on points of law. Lucy A. Eascom vs. llenry F. Vennum, foreclosure. Decree of sale rendered for amount of $530.95 and $25 attorney fee and costs. Wm. F. Willey vs. Albert D. llingbam and Ira Waller, claim and delivery. Ver dict for defendant. Forbes Ilolten vs. F. J. lirown, A. A. Allen et al. Case to be Anally submitted on briefs before Feb. 19,1880. John Morrison vs. S. P. Strout et al, action to foreclose mortgage. Decree rendered ordering sale of premises to amount of 11,6 09,54 and attorney fee of $100 and costs. Ellen C. Davis vs. 1). L. Wilbur and E. W. Davis. Judgment against defend ants for $167.23 and $3.S5 costs. Frank E. Town vs. Ilichard Sykes et al Judgment rendered against defendants for $453.61 and costs. John H. Sarles ct al vs. lien j. S. Rus sell, Building and Loan Association etc. et al, mechanic's lien. E. W. Camp ap pointed referee to take proofs. Robert 11. Hunter vs. .lohn Buchanan. A. C. McMillan appointed referee to take proofs. lfen#y J. Ott as. Judge of Probate ys. James Lees vs. The Insurance company of Dakota. To be argued before the court. Jerome Bailey vs. J. W. Stoddard, to dissolve attachment. Verdict against de fendant for $435, value of property, $100 damages for detention of property and judgment rendered accordingly and for costs. S.F.Lambert vs. J. J. Xicliola. Ver dict for f270.10. Motion to set aside ver dict and for a new trial denied. Henry S. Durand vs. Henry Gloudmans et al, foreclosure of mortgage. Decree rendered lor sale of property to amount of $516.50, attorney fee $45 and costs. J. A. Atkinson vs. J. J. Nichols ct al. lury failed to agree and were discharged. N. C. Thompson vs. 1. C. Ilall & Co. Judgment against defendants for $237.77 and $23.35 costs. N. C. Thompson vs. I. C. Hall «3t Co. Judgment against defendants for $213.20 and costs. lierky, Tallmadge & Co. vs. 1 C. Hall & Co. Judgment against defendants for 1 58 and $13.40 costs. Daniel W. Vincent vs. E. 11. Fry. Judgment against defendant for $204 and $10.05 costs. W. R. Burkhard vs. Benj. F. Welch. udgment against defendant for $152.10, attorney's fee $5 and $6.05 costs. Lyman E. Drugler vs. II. G. Anderson & Co. Judgrrent against delcndants for $222.13 damages, $5 attorney fee and $6.45 costs. Bradner Smith Paper Co. vs. Fester 31. Kinter. Judgment against defendant for $80 damages, $5 attorney fee and $4.27 costs. Allen, Moore & Co. vs. H. G. Ander son & Co. Judgment against defendant for $458.13 and $11.70 costs. Jancsvillc Machine Co. vs. Nathan Squires et al. Judgment against defend ant for $101.10 and costs, John H. Sarles et al vs. Samuel Carson et al, mechanic's lien. E. W. Canip ap pointed referee to take proofs. E. C. Eddy vs. It. E. Wallace et al. Decree rendered according to stipulation of attorneys. Snre Cnre for Smallpox. A correspondent of the Stockton Her ald, California, gives the following as a cure for smallpox: I herewith append a recipe which has been used to my knowl edge in hundreds of cases. It will pre vent er cure smallpox even though tho pittings are filling. When Jenner dis covered the cowpox in England the world of science hurled an avalanche of fame on his head, but when the most scientific school of medicine in the world—that of Paris- -published this recipe as a panacea for smallpox it passed unnoticed. It is as unfailing as fate and conquers in instance. It is perfectly harmless taken by a well person. It will also cure scarlet fevfr. Here it is as I have used It and cured saaallpox when learned phy- siii? -T'- 4 A NUMBER 28. sicians said the patient must die: Sulphur of zinc, one grain foxglove (digitalis), one grain half teaspoonful of sugar mix with two tablespoonfuls of water when the above has been thoroughly mixed add four ounces of water. Take a teaspoon ful every hour. Either disease will dis appear in twelve hours. For a child small doses according to age. If coun tries would compel physicians to use this there would be no need of pesthouses. If you yalue advice and experience, use this for that terrible scourge." The Masonic Installation and Banquet. The public installation of the officers elect of Jamestown Lodge No. 19, A. F. & A. M., at their hall last night was wit nessed by quite a large number of the people of this city. The Worshipful Master elect, C. V. VanDusen, waa in stalled by pastmaster Geo. H. Woodbury, and the other officers by Air. VanDusen. ltev. A. Buchanan acted as grand chap lain and R. E. Wallace grand marshal for the occasion. After the installation ceremonies the members of the order with their wives and invited guests proceeded to the Met ropolitan hotel where music and dancing whiled away the time until eleven o'clock when the door of the dining room was opened and the company was invited in to partake of the most elegant repast eyer spread in Jamestown. There were nine ty seated at the first table and half as many more awaited the second call which was about two and a half hours later. With feasting and toasting and speech makiug the hours swiftly passed until "the lights went out" at half past four in the morning. The newly installed Junior Warden who had just been charged to superintend the craft and "sec that, none converts the means of refreshment into intemperance or excess," superin tended in good style and guarded well against intemperance but allowing the festivities to continue until such a late hour may expose him to the criticism of exccss. Taken all in all it was a most pleasant occasion and one that will be "laid up in the archives" of the memory for many years to come. Itegeneration. This was the topic of discourse by Rev. 11. Hartman in the Baptist chapel last Sunday evening, of which the following is an abstract: TKXT—Ye must be born again.—St. John in, 7. Nothing in the bible is taught more positively than the absolute necessity of a new birth. Man's nature is so damaged Stutsman county. llnnvnlaC^t amended. that, wiUiout a change, we can and defendant given 30 days to answer. ,,u1rn' ence of holy beings, such as ml heaven. "The carnal mind is emnitj against God," so, then, "they that are in the flesh cannot please God." The plan of redemption proceeds on the necessity of a change. The innu merable company, the Great Head of the churches gathering all, pass through the proccss of cleansing before being admit ted into final glory. In what this change consists cannot be too well understood. First, it is more than a change of con duct from bad to better. It is more than cessation from evil. It is more than con version, for this is a human act, but re generation is a diyine act. That is not regeneration which simply calls into ac tivity native moral elements and gives them supremacy over the evil in the soul. What then is it? The language desig nating it is as follows: Creating anew begetting—quickening—calling out of darkness into marvelous light," and those who have experienced it are spoken of as "Alive from the dead— God's work manship," etc. But more explicitly, what is it? It is the importation into the soul by the holy spirit of a new principle of action, holy in its character. Not a new faculty of the mind, but a new foundation laid in the soul for the exercise of the same fa culty in love to God. It is a force be hind the volition, behind the will, behind the desires and emotions and fixed in the sensibilities of the soul which is the heart, and this new force is the gift of God at regeneration. It is found active hence forth in the emotions and in the desires, and as these clamor against the will for decision, it holds the balance of power and commits the will on the side of God. By this analysis we see what a thorough work regeneration is and how revolu tionary in the realm of our motives and sensibilities, laying the foundation for a new life henceforth in common with God. And as a result of this change the con science is made more responsive and acute the affections are elevated and purified the intellect shares likewise in a benefit the will is subjected to the divine will, and the life is given to holy enleav or and obedience. The whole soul be comes loyal to God and enters on a course of assimilation unto His likeness. Of such, according to the scriptures, heaven will be composed, for we read that only he "that hath clean hands and a pure heart shall enter therein.'* It would be a misfortune to place a soul in heaven that had no fitness of mind and heart for it. By every psychological law known we can enjoy the society of God and the holy angels only when we have learned to like what they like and hate what they hate. The only condi tion of true happiness in eternity as here is homogenity with God. This requires anew creation. "Marvel not I said nnto thee, ye must be born again.'* A complete report ot the district court in this paper.