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I i! I s, ir i&f" t- 89* rf" Ite "Which is, Gentle Reader, James town's ttrst Maine in the Sionx In dian Tongue. In the name that it goes by, as well as from other happy causes, Jamestown is bound to be distinguished. Its first name was a peculiar one—no less than its last. E-tab-ze-pali-kak-sa-pe, or "Jim town," Indian or English, take your choice, and you have a name, that marks out, and sets us above and apart as it were, from the common nuf of towns. Nothing advertises us abroad more than our name "Jimtown"—as it is pro nounced nine times out of ten. And while the speaker if he has ever been here, or has only heard of us will smile over the vulgar, unaristocratic tendency of the sound, he will generally hasten to add that its name may be "Jimtown,"and yet it is the handsomest, cleanest, best built and best inhabited city in North Dakota and bound to make a big place. That is always the way it goes. Old timers and most non-residents invaria bly call us "Jimtown," but as we are get ting bigger each year, lighting our streets with electricity, piping them t'or our water system, building tall blocks, and putting on more style all the time, we seem to thrive under the name with out much trouble, and in fact are getting rather tojcleave to our shanty appellation —to regard it as an old friend and private trade mark, that it wont do to go back upon after it has stood by us for so long. R. E. Wallace, in casting about for a local name for the new Knights Templar lodgo, soon to be estab lished here, wrote to Major James McLaughlin, U. S. Indian agent at Stand Rock agency, for information on the Indian nomenclature of this part of Dakota. Major McLaughlin is one of the oldest residents and best posted men in the northwest on Indian names and traditions. He promptly furnished the information contained in the following, which The Alert is permitted to use, and which is of interest to all. Gen. Beadle of Yankton, ex-superin tendent of schools, in reply to a recent letter of inquiry as to ihe origin of the names of Dakota counties has furnished a gentleman here some valuable informa tion on that subject, also, and has given besides, a large number of Indian namesj to which there attaches much curious in terest. This letter will be presented shortly for Alert readers. Major McLaughlin's letter is as fol lows: UNITED STATES INDIAN SERVICE, STANDING ROCK AGENCY, March 30,1888. R. E. Wallace, Esq., Jamestown D. T.: MY DEAR SIB:—lours of the 24th inst., is received, atd I herein give some In dian names that you may be able to select from them. In the first place it may be well to say that the Sioux Indian name of Jamestown is Itazi peokakse, which translated, is where they "Cut the Bow," as it was on the James river that the whole of the Sioux procured the wood from which they made their bows, hence they named James town, the first hamlet on the James river, "Itazipaokakse." The following is a list of names,_ with the Indian spelling, Indian pronunciation and English translation, viz: "Written. Pronounced Itazipa, li-tali-ze-pn, Waliinkpe, VTA-lt'ink-PN', .Miuir-ailiizit, Mhliie-chndii-zali Minisman, Miniota, 'J mta, Magaska, Tatokana, Heraka, Koski, iv Translation. Bow. Arrow. Itunning Water. Deep Water. Much Water. Prairie. Swan. Antelope. IClk. ltolling Prairie. Min-ne-shina, Min-ne-o-tah, Tin-tali, Mali Hah-skali, Tali-tolikah-nali. Ha-lia-kali, Osh-kee. The Bow Cutters. A society or lirothev E-tah-ze-pali-kak-sa-i O-koU-ilah-ke-rhe-: a. liood. Trusting that the foregoing will be of assistance to you. I am, yours very respectfully. JAMES MOLAI'OHIJIN, U. S. Indian Agent. So it seems that only a few years ago the nntamed'Sioux cut their long bows where Jamestown now stands. The tough wood of tho young timber lining the crooked river was the choice of the red hunters fastidious taste in their weapons of chase and war. Where now a peaceful, enter prising city, iiLied with educated men and women is seen, a dozen years ago, was the rendezvous of the fiercest race of un civilized cut throats and savages in the western world, fashioning their silent ar tillery. The soft foot of old Father Time has kicked no lot of useless tramps, harder, farther and swifter into the way beyond, than these same "grand, gloomy and pe culiar" bow cutters. A Fine Ijocturo. The reputation which had preceded Col. L. F. Copeland, secured him a good sized audience last night, notwithstand ing the very unfavorable weather. The subject, "Snobs and Snobbery, was hand led most skillfully and effectively. The evils of "caste," which, in many of its forms, results in snobbery, were vividly portrayed and the snobs eloquently de nounced. The colonel paid his respect to the monied snob, the blooded snob, the religious snob, the dude the dudee and various other varieties of the genus snob. He is an adept at mimicry. His hands, his feet, knees, and face are all expressive. Tfis impersonation of the various kind of snobs was lifelike and effective. Not only did the colonel mimic tliem in manner and in posture but his voice was so changed for each subject as to make the characterization complete. The lecture itself is a literary gem spark ling with wit, sarcasm and ridicule inter spersed with beantifnl imagery and bub bling humor, with an eloquent climax placed at convenient distances to relieve the lighter portions and point the moral of the lecture. The audience was kept in an almost continuous laugh from the the opening sentence to the closing period. And yet the lecture was not all extravagant humor. It had its moral and tho serious portions were delivered with an eloquent earnestness which effect ually supplemented the impression cre ated by the humorous sallies. Col.'Copeland is undoubtedly the most entertaining lecturer who has appeared in Jamestown. Ho lectures again this evening on "Mistakes of Bob." and all who appreciate eloqunce and brilliancy of mind should not fail to attend. Last night's lecture makes it. easy to recom mend the colonel. He should be gieeted with' a full house this evening. IX GOOD SHAPE. Farmers Throughout Xorih Dakota Generally Prosp ows—The Vine Outlook l'or Wheat. One of the best posted and most intel ligent farmers in Dakota gives The Alert some points as to his observations during the past winter, which ho has spent among the farmers ancl poorer classes in North Dakota. Mr. J. A. Fields has been engaged by the Northern Pacific road to look aftor advances of seed wheat made to farmers last year, to collect the grain and otherwise manage the com pany's interests in that charitable expedi ent. He has visited every county be tween tho James and Missouri rivers, at least as far south as the company's land grant line, and as far noith as the Mani toba boundary. He finds as a rule that the small farmers are in much better shape this year than last. In all his travels he only found one case of destitu tion, and that, strange to say, was near one of the most thrifty towns and was relieved as soon as know. The farmers, especially north and west are happy in the privilege of being able to obtain their coal for the simple labor of hauling it. Especially is this so along the Missouri river. He said that he met with a num ber of families who told him that never in any place before had they had all the fuel they wanted to burn in the winter. Their stock was kept in good condition, their smaller chattel mortgages had been paid off and they were buying their seed grain with cash. Last year they were unable to do this. Many of these farm ers acknowledged to Mr. Fields that they CAME HERE WITH NOTHING, and that what they had accumulated, even if there were some mortgages upon it, was principally clear gain. These people he found in every county he visit ed. His means of accurately determining the farmer's position are such that little deception could be practiced. His in quiries at the register's office, his further investigations in what manner the farmer spent his money and what he paid with it, convinced Mr. Fields that there was little extravagance practiced, but at the same time the farmer li^d as comforta bly, with all the necessities and some lux uries of farm life, in Dakota, as anywhere in the crowded settlements of the east. Mr. Field states that a "lost" crop in Dakota is equal to a full crop in the east that for what a farmer has to,sell here he gets a good price and a ready market. If the principal crop should be a failure, potatoes, stock vegetables, poultry,- eggs, butter and milk can always be obtained from his farm sufficient for the family living anyhow. Mr. Fields remarked that in his opin ion we are going to have the biggest crop in this part of the territory that has ever been known since the country was settled. The Imminent, Deadly Breach. Argus: M. H. Day: I came in from Bismarck, stopping over at Jamestown. I want my friends to know that after offering every reasonable concession, I was insulted by Governor Church, who said: "I'll give you anything I've got as governor or can get from Cleveland, if you will join me. I don't care a d—n for vour friends. They can go to hell." I t-o'ld Mr. Church it was an insult to offer me anything. The only reason I could offer for meeting him was in tho interest of the democracy of Dakota, and my friends were dearer to me than all else. I want harmony, but no traffic with such a monstrous knave* Getting Back Homo. Hun. A. M. Thomson and wife returned to Dakota this morning, after spending a few months in Wisconsin. Mr. Thom son has been filling a position temporari ly on'the editorial staff of tho Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin, his old field of labor before he became a Dakota farmer. He brought out with him this trip a carload of stock for his Eddy county ranch, and shipped also several portable buildings to be put together at the farm. Mr.lhomson claims that a more thorough ly- constructed building can be shipped to Dakota in sections, and put together afterwards, cheaper and better in every way, than buildings are generally erected from green lumber often sold at the yards. Mr. Thomson's farm buildings are said to be the best in Eddy county. Sale of Fifth Avenue Property. Mr. T. B. VanWyck has purchased a lot on Fifth avenue—the north half of lot 5, block 39,—from an outside party. The sale is in consequence of Mr. "Van Wyck's confidence in Jamestown real estate, and as the property is in a good location on Fifth avenue, it is not unlike ly that a business block will follow, if the present good outlook continues. While the price paid was quite reasonable for the location of the property, and was a cash transaction, it only more certainly shows the faith in which Jamestown is held by one of her most careful, conserva tive merchants. The ladies who gave the supper last evening wish to thank all those who so kindly helped and patronized them, and at the same time apologize for the absence of the band. It was a disappointment to them as well as to everybody that it was snow bound at Carrington. The supper netted the ladies about $75. jl RIGHT HERE IN DAKOTA. What Your Friends and Neighbors Say on a Matter of Vital Import ance. Below will be found a sample of the multitude of letters of encouragement Messers. H. H. Warner & Co., of Roches ter, N. Y., daily receive. The subjoined unsolicited testimonials are from your friends and neighbois, ladies and gentle men you know and esteem for their honor and straightforwardness, and who would scorn to be a party to any deception. What has been done for others can be done for you, and it is folly, nay suicidal, to longer suffer when means of recovery lio at your very door: BON-ILL A. DAK., Jan. 2,1883 -1 think "Warner's Safe Remedies" perform won derful cures. I had two doctors and they diil not know what was the matter with me, and the medicine was doing me no good that they were giving me. So I told one doctor that I thought he did not understand my case, and I thought of trying "Warner's Safe Cure he just laughed at me and said it was a humbug to got the people's money, but I had no faith in him, so I tried a bottle of "Warn er's Safe Cure" and it did mo more good than all of the medicine I ever have taken. I did not know what was the matter, neither do I now, but I know it makes me fed like a different person, after using a bottle of it, CW CX/IA- BRAYTON, DAK., Jan. 15,1888.—It gives me great pleasure to express my faith in "Warner's Safe Cure," which is the only medicine I ever take. Four years ago I was taken with chills and I had such a pain in my back that it was impossible for me to sleep. I had also a bladder dis order and at times I was so ill that I could scarcely walk across the floor, and I felt such a "bearing down" that I at iast sent for my sister. She came and advised me try "Warner's Safe Cure." I procured a bottle of it and I had taken but a few doses when I began to feel bettor. I have taken six bottles of "Warner's Safe Cure." I do not think I would be alive now if I had not taken it. "Warner's Safe Cure" is the only doctor we ever have. I have induced several ladies to try it for female weakness. BOZEMAX MONTANA, Feb. 15, 1887.— Two years ago I was so ill that I could not attend to my ranch half the time. I scarcely knew what ailed me, but was doctoring for rheumatism and I could not sleep. By accident I tried a dose of "Warner's Safe Nervine," and I slept four hours and felt refreshed. I then began to take "Warner's Safe Cure." After taking six bottles I was greatly improved in health and felt so encourged that I kept on. I now consider myself sound and well. I can and do swear by "Warner's Safe Remedies." I write this voluntarily. Endorsed by Geo. M. Monroe. M. D. A Well Known Visitor. Alex McKenzie left for Fargo last night. He visited the asylum here for the first time yesterday, and was highly pleased at the construction work as well as the uniformly excellent management. Mr. McKenzie said that he naturally had a desire to soe the institution he had legged so much for, and was not disap pointed. Mr. McKenzie advanced a large sum of money on the contract let last summer, and seeined to be satisfied that everything was as it should be. Speaking of the current statements that he had left Bismarck, he said that the "fellers" trying to drive him out would find him on hand when they wanted him the least. Eckelson. A very interesting church meeting was held in the school house in this place on Friday afternoon, when an addition of fifteen members was added to tho Con gregational church. At the same meet ing Messrs. M. Robinson, J. N. Wright and H. B. Church were elected deacons. Mr. J. P. Cowell was elected church clerk and Mrs. Lawrence treasurer. Superintendents Simmons of Fargo, and Ewing of Jamestown, assisted the pas tor, Rev. C- A. Mack, who has recently taken charge of the Congregational churches of Sanborn and Eckelson, and has received a very warm welcome .from tho people of both places. A Precious Pair. Progress and Chronicle: Two boys, young in years but old in the ways of the world, were committed to tho Jamestown jail, Tuesday afternoon, by Justice Sanderson, where they wUl remain until the grand jury passes on their case, and perhaps longer. They gave their names as Ullrich Arendt and Billy Randall, and their ages, respectively, as 14 and 13. These boys were seen by Martin and Wil liam Benjamin while on their way to the Dickey dance Monday evening, to place a three-inch twelve foot plank across the track about four miles north of that place. They immediately took the young tramps into their care, and on arriving at Dickey turned them over to section foreman P. M. Ellsworth, who kept an eye on them till morning, when he and deputy sheriff Mack brought them to LaMoure for ex amination. The discovery of their act was fortunate as the evening passenger train was soon due over the road and might have met with a serious calamity. Randall is a mulatto of repulsive fea tures, and very taciturn. Arendt is a German, and cpiite talkative. In con versation he said he and his companion were stealing a ride in a box car Monday afternoon, and were bounced rather un ceremoniously by a brakesman. He denied they were obstructing the track out of revenge, but is said to have made a re mark to that effect when first questioned. He claims to have come by easy stages urn* y'fi'xjn from Forsyth, Mont., and to have run across Randall, who hails from Walla "Walla, on the way. Arendt also said his parents reside in Faulke county, Dak., and he was on his way to them. He had not seen them for'several years, as up to within a comparatively short time he had lived with people in Humboldt county Iowa, where he had a good home from which had foolishly departed. A CAPITALIST'S OPINION. Jamestown and Dakota as Viewed by a Capitalist and Investor. The Alert is permitted to print the fol lowing extract from a letter received by Mr. E. P. Wells from an acquaintance of his, who made an extended tour of obser vation through Dakota during the sum mer of 18S7. The gentleman is a keen observer, a great traveler, a large investor in real estate in several of the states, and his opinions are entitled to great weight. Tiio following is tho lotter. omitting the portions of a personal and private na ture: "My trip covered over 8,000 miles of rail travel. It included everything nearly from Lower California to British Colum bia, and east in Washington territory to Helena. There are very few points, es pecially in Colorado, that do not appear to me to have an overdose of "boom." I remarked to many whose acquaintance I formed enroute, that I believed Dakota offered the best field for investment of any section of the west. I certainly be lieve so. Your turn muBt soon come. You cannot continue doubling your wheat and corn product in a year or two with out doubling your miles of railroads and your population. If Dakota people are wise, in my opinion, they will bravo both the "Blizzard reporter" of the city press and the boom band of Southern California, and hold to their broad acres where the masses can be supported the wealth and strength of any country. If not disappointed, I shall revisit your sec tion in June." THE COW HOY AND HIS 1'OKT. The Public Schools. The regular meeting of the High School Literary society was held yester day and the new officers installed as fol lows: President— Miss Myrtle Boyle. Vice President—John Pendray. Secretary—Bertha Burke. Librarian—Margurite Wells. Critic—O. T. Denny. A new program of exercises has been arranged for the term, and interesting exercises will occur every two weeks on Friday afternoon. Miss Minnies, who has been quite ill during the week, is much better, and will resume her work on Monday. Her place has been supplied by Miss Myrtle Boyle. The apparatus in use in the high school is giving excellent satisfaction in most respects. Tho electrical machine which was used for the first time this week, has been the "excitement" of tho term, and furnish es an unending fund of wonder and in formation to young mitids of every grade The increased interest and enthusiasm in the work of study shows tho wisdom of placing such apparatus in the schools. 1 \m am far away from I am a Texas cow boy, and 1 home, It lever get back to Texas, I never more will roam. Montana is too cold for me, and the winters are too long. Hefore the round-ups ilo begin, your money is al gone. 1 you want to see .some had lands just go over on the Pry, Where you will hog down in the eoulies and the mountains toueli the sky, With a tenderfoot to guide you who never knows the way. And you are playing in the hest of luck if you eat three times a day. Up along the Yellowstone it is eold the year around, You will surely get consumption if you sleep upon the ground. And the wages almost nothing for six months in the year. When you pay up all your outsiile debts you have nothing left for beer. Now all you Texas ccrtv boys this warning take by me, Don't coine up to Montana to spend your money free, But stay at home in Texas where there is work all the year around, And you will never get consumption by sleeping on the ground. —Cilendive Independent. How it is Done. J. S. Finney of St. Paul, manager of the American Press association of St. Paul gave an Aberdeen Republican re porter some information about his new service that is of interest to all readers of daily papers in Dakota—He said: In 1882 the American Press association was organized in Chicago and commenced tho manufacture of telegraphic plates, and although like all other innovations it met with bitter opposition, it has developed to such an extent as to demonstrate that it had entered upon afield where there was a demand for the service. The busi ness grew with great rapidity the house moved its headquarters to New York and today throughout the east cities of from one to sixty thousand inhabitants use them on their papers. We are fnrnishing besides the Republican the daily papers of Sioux Falls, Huron, Mitchell, Water town, Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck, Mandan, Jamestown, Minot and all the dailies of Winnipeg. We set matter for our plates from telegraph, the association having regular news service like the dai lies. It is the cheapest and most econom ical, at the same time most satisfactory way of disseminating news that has yet been devised. It admits of the daily pub lication of late news in towns where the patronage would be inadequate to th® expense of publishing a daily without it. It is more complete than the small re ports sent out by wire and for evening readers it is just as fresh as the news published in the morning received by wire the night before. Judge Nickeus has lost his red setter pup about nine months old, and will be dulv grateful for any information leading to his recovery. 'VVf-'i i), f» ADVERTISING JAMESTOWN. Ai\ Interesting Letter Treating of the Advantages of Jamestown and Stutsman County. Another of the letters which the Com mercial Union contracted for is published in the "C. T. A. News," Philadelphia, of March 27th. Below are some extracts from the letter: I am penning these lines in a town of 2oU0 population, that has many advant ages and evidences of civilization that older towns in the eastern states of the same size are ignorant of. The streets, for instance, are lighted by electricity, an artesian well supplies abundant water, throe or four .fine hotels are prepared to care fcr the traveler, arid three banks will honor his drafts if they have the proper endorsements. In the literary line he can have four weekly papers to furnish him the news of the world, if he has not time to read a very bright afternoon daily appropriately named The Alert. If he has the good sense to prefer an independent farmer's life to ono of drud gery in a large eastern city, there are 1,100,000 acres of fertile land in this county—Stutsman—from which to choose. In five years the wheat crop of Stutsman increased from 10,000 to 1,200,000 bush els, while the yield of other cereals is in proportion. It is a wonder that thousands of our people who live in poverty and distress, scarcely existing in the crowded cities of the east, do not "pull up stakes," as the boys say, and come out west where they can have happy homes and a farm for the asking. Any informa tion desired is easily obtained. Hero in Jamestown, for instance, is a board of trade that will gladly answer all queries and extend the hand of welcome to each new comer. The climate bore is extremely healthy, and sickness is surprisingly rare. Thera are fifty odd schools scattered over the county, so that the growing generation is well cared for. The central location of Jamestown has not only made it quite a railroad center (besides the roads already here anew one is to be built to the city this summer), but it has been selected for a number of enterprises that need to be at a point easily reached from every di rection. The insane asylum for North ern Dakota, a magnificent institution, oc cupies a commanding position on the bluffs to the south of the town while the Presbyterians have built a college on the north side. The new Catholic diocese of Northern Dakota will probably have Jamestown for a see city, and the Catho lics here are negotiating for a brick hotel, which, if they succeed in purchasing it, will be donated to the sisters for a school and girl's academy. This will make Jamestown quite an educational center. I spoke above about the artesian well. While digging it they struck natural gas, and explorations are to be made this summer with a view of ascertaining if it exists in paying quantities. Should these researches prove successful, it means a bright industrial future for this thriving little city and the surrounding country. REVIEWS AND BOOK NOTICES. THE FORUM FOR ArRIL. The April number of tho Forum, the monthly review of live topics published at 97 Fifth avenue, New York, contains two notable political articles. Mr. John Foord, an independent, who was formerly editor of the New York Times, maintains that Mr. Blaine could not carry New York this year or receive as large a pro portion or the votes in that pivotal state as he received in 1884. Mr. Henry Wat terson, writing on the "Hysteria of Sec tional Agitation," shows that the union is stronger now than over before, and that no partisan agitation can again estrange the sections. There are two ar ticles that bear on the Roman Catholic church—one by the eminent Belgian scholar, Prof. Emile de Laveleye, and the other by Mensignor T. S. Preston. E. P. Roe, more of whose stories have been sold than of any other living novelist, explains the secret of success in fiction. Mrs. Alice Wellington Rollins, who has made a study of the slums and the social prob lem involved therein, with a woman's sympathy for suffering, explains the im practicability of most of the methods of reform that "have been suggested. THE OVERLAND, The Overland Monthly for April is a splendid number. The leading articlo is on pioneer illustration in California, and maintains by tho proof positive of some twenty-five or more fac similie3 that there was work in the lino of designing and en graving in the California before 1860 that was equal to any in the world at that time. Another article by Captain Wm. L. Merry, president of the San Francisco Chamber of commerce, on the past, pres ent and future of San Francisco com merce, is one that will be read with at tention by every business man. A ,third practical article is that in which Mr. R. G. Sneath writes of dairying in Califor nia. W. R. Hearst, owner of the San Francisco Examiner, discusses in a brief but pithy essay, the courses open to a Pacific coast newspaper. There are sev eral interesting sketches—"Spring Flow ers in California," by Charles Howard Shinn "The Great Basin," a good study of the great American desert, and '!A Western Ambassador at Constantinople," an amusing bit of historical research. PETERSON'S MAGAZINE. Peterson's magazine for April opens with a beautiful steel engraving, "A Rainy Sabbath," followed by a hand some steel fashion plate and a charming full page wood illustration. The con tents are rich and varied, beginning with a pretty and remarkably well illustrated story next to which comes an interesting tale, 'The Mysteries of Stirling House," frem the pen of the popular author, Mrs. M. A. Denison. Two new serials are be gun—"The Mills of the Gods," by the author of "After Many Days," and "Put to the Test," by Frank Lee Benedict— both of which open in a very effective manner. There is a profusion of dress, toilet and worktnble patterns, all excel lent and novel, and the Paris letter from Mrs. Lucy H. Hooper gives the freshest details in regard to Parisian spring fash ions. BABY BUNTING AGAIN. One of the greatest literary hits of the season is the story of "Baby Bunting or the Alphabet of Love," by Laura Jean Libbey, which is at present being pub lished in the columns of the New York Family Story Paper. The paper contain ing the opening chapters of this wonder fully popular romance, appeared on the news stands this morning. The tremend ous rush for that number by the young ladies of the town shows clearly that the publishers have struck a bonanza. The Family Story Paper is for sale by all news dealers, or will bo sent to any ad- dress four months, postage free, for $1. Norman L. Munro, publisher, 24 and i.() Vadowater street, New York. HARPER'S MAGAZINE. Harper's magazine for April is not Only full of interesting and instructive mat-" ter in type and illustrations, as usual, but its tone has a note of lightnest in it most pioper for a spring-time number. The opening article is about Algiers, its peo ple, its climate, and its customs, and was written by F. A. Bridgman, the artist. C. Coquelin discusses "Actors and Authors" from the point of view of the practical, successful player, as well as of the great artist, and his comments on the "busi ness" of tho stage are vastly entertain ing. "Japanese Ivory Carvings," by Wil liam Elliot Griflis, contains a full descrip tion of art expressed in ivory by clever Japanese artists. In "The Humors of a Minor Theater" will be found an account of. the kiad of amusement which the in habitants of poor districts in London en joy. Charles Dudley Warner gives his impressions of Minnesota and Wisconsin in his second article on the great west. The beauties of St. Paul, Milwaukee, and Madison receive due notice, and the in telligent progress in the science of farm ing in Wisconsin especially, is dwelt upon at length. SOME noon THINGS. Tho great music publishing house of O. Ditson & Co., Boston, issue every month something that is sure to attract music lovers. We have just received the following: "Get a Wife, Young Man," a gay song by Skelly, (30 cents) "Be True to Me Little One," a beautiful song by Pratt, (30 cents) "Wise Peter," a song with German and English words, by Roeder, (35 cents) "Star Worship," an other choice song with German and Eng lish words, by Helmund, (30 cents), and a brilliant song from the opera "Dorothy," by Cellor, (30 cents). All the songs have piano accompaniment. Sent to any ad dress on receipt of price, by O. Ditson & Co., Botton, Masr,. THE MELiVI-LLiE DRAMATIC CIjUB Gives an Entertainment at Carring ton Which is Highly Spoken of. The Melville Dramatic club gave an entertainment at the court house at Car rington last evening that deserves much more than a passing notice. A full house, consisting of nearly every person in Car rington, and many from Melville and New Rockford, attended. The enter tainment consisted of a drama in three acts, entitled "The Comrades," and was followed by a farce, "Who is Who." The company consisted of eight young peo ple of Melville, and the whole entertain ment reflected very great credit on each one of them. For good taste in manner and dress, for easy self possession in all their parts, and for natural acting and enunci ation, each and all are worthy of the high est praise. The writer, in common with many other of.his fellow citizens here,was not only surprised but delighted to know that a company of young people lived in and around Melville whose literary and artistic tastes found opportunity during the winter to porfect themselves in the rendering of such an entertainment as last evening was given to a delighted au dience, and is confident that further op portunities of repeating it will be af forded. It is but just to say the club is indebted to Messrs. E. F. Porter and II. A. Hoguefor its formation, and they cer tainly displayed most excellent taste in all tho arrangements made for the repre sentation last evening. The following is tho cast for the drama and farce: "COM KADI'S." Matt AVinsor, a tramp Mr. II. A. Hogue ltoyal Maiming. Mr. K. F. Porter Marcus Craves Mr. l'hillipWlsemati Simon Stone, a jack of trades..Mr. 1!. I,. Kussell May Manning,ltoy's wife, Miss Georgia'Wiseman I'.ess Uradley Miss Florence Kussell Nancy Nipper Miss Lulu I'ago "WHO IS WHO?" Simonidas Swanliopper, a model young bachelor Mr. Kussell Lawrence Lavender, a valet from May f'1'1" Mr. E. F. Porter Bloonilield lirambleton, country gen tleman Mr. H. P. Forrest Cicely, i'.ranibleton's daughter. ..Miss Lulu l'age Matilda Jane, a superior housemaid,MissKusseH Carrington, Dak., April 7, '88. AnzElegant Party. Everybody who attended the Leap Year party given at the Opera house last even ing, pronounces the occasion one of the most enjoyable of the winter. The suc cess of the project is credited to the un tiring efforts of Miss Kittie Rice and Mian Minnie Bowman, ably assisted by their other lady friends. The 'married ladies who lent their aid to the entertainment furnished additional reasons for the gen tlemen terming tho party such a success in every way. About fifty couples were in attendance. Dancing was prolonged into the early morning. The following were the committees ap pointed in charge of the dancing arrange ments: Reception Committee—Mrs. A. A. Al len, Mrs. H. B. Wood, Miss K. Locke, Miss Lena Nashold, Miss Maggie Thor old.. Floor Managers—Mrs. E. Wallace, Mrs. L. B. Durstine, Miss Minnie Bow man, Miss Kittie Rice. Fred Clippert, a student of Dr. O. W. Archibald, took the first prize in tho col lege of surgeons at Minneapolis. He was a first year student and was the only one of a class of eighty who took a prize. TO.'Hi?' 1 4 OV ^,-h *P si," •. fr 4 -r,".