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The amestown Alert
E S The Daily Alorr is delivered in the city by car rier*, al 75 celltii a mouth. Daily, out* year |8 00 i«tly, six months 4 00 Daily, three mouths 2 00 Weekly, one your 00 Weekly, fix months 1 00 DAILY (EXCEPT SUNDAY) & WEEKLY VV. U. KELLOGG. IT is to be hoped that no voters tomor row will throw away tlieir ballot, by try ing to vote for more than two persons, Any ballot bearing more than two names will be thrown out, and not counted at all. The polls wall be open from eight o'clock until tive. Secretary Richardson has sent out a circular of instructions, calling attention to the change in time of residence requir ed of voters, under the law which went into force on March 1st, 18S9. The see tion of the act. is as follows: Every male person above the age of twenty-one years, who shall have been a resident of the United States for one year, of the territory for six months, three months in the county, and thirty days in the precinct next preceding the election, who is a citizen of the United States, or who has declared his intention to become such, and shall have taken an oath to support the constitution of the United States, and persons who haye been declared by law to be citizens of the territory, and shall have complied with the provisions of any law which is now or may in the future be in force re i.iting to the registration of voters, shall be entitled to vote and all persons pos sessing the qualifications mentioned in this section, and who have resided in this territory twelve months, shall be eli gible to any office in the territory pro vided, however, that persons shall vote in the districts where they reside, and not elsewhere. Provided this act shall not be held to deprive any person of the right to vote who is now entitled thereto under the laws of this territory. Under this section, any person who was qualified to vote in this territory on March 1, 18S9, may vote at this election provided he lias lived in this county since February 13,1839, and has lived in the procinct for the last thirty days. If he has changed his residence to another precinct, within the last thirty days, he cannot vote at this election. THE Sons of Veterans of Dakota are holding their Sixth annual encampment in Jamestown. The boys faces are fresh and happy looking, their steps are quick and certain, while the blue uniforms and foraging caps make the in feel for all the world lik« the real soldiers their fathers were. The memories and objects of the or ganization of the Grand Army of the re public are safely lodged in every vete ran's son. The spirit of'American inde pendence and vitality peeps forth from -every youth's bright eye, shows its eager presence ir. every youth's springing step, as plainly as it did in the gleam of the old veteran's countenance, as he walked proudly by, with many an unsteady step a lagging, in the great centennial pa rade. If ever the ponderous and clanking notes of war call for volunteers again these boys, forgetful in their holiday,will be the first soldiers of another Grand Army, ready to do as valorous deeds and suffer penalties as heavy as the glorious privates we now honor aDd esteem. IT is to be hoped that no contests will arise over this election, from ignorance the amendment to the law, passed at he last session, extending the time of of residence required of voters. The law was foolishly made, to take effect upon its passage, while it will not be publish ed until the first of June, and in many counties thu people are unaware that such a law is in force, as no reference is made to it, in the instructions printed in the poll books. If Governor (Jhurch had not vetoed the bill, providing for the publication of the laws in the newspapers, the present prospective difficulty would in a great degree have beeniobviated. BISHOP, the mind reader, as he called himself, t.h:? man whose wonderful per formances as reported in Minneapolis, liave lately amazed the public, seems to have fallen a victim to the nervous strain upon himself, dying in New York yester day. The mind of any man goaded to a frenzy by exertions to solve the unnatural and inscrutable in nature, must neces sarily soon refuse to act at all, and the physical case breaks in to pieces also. The mind is king: and like royalty it never falls but each annextnent and petty consequence goes with it to attend the boisterous ruin. FABGO intends to make the Firemen's tournament red hot in the way of enter taining visitors and delegates. The board of trade, fire department and citizens generally are getting ready for the observance of these ceremonies which constitute one of the chief recompenses of the volunteer fireman. The trials of speed, and skill, the balls and the com bustion of fire mens social fancies and enthusiasm will spread over a period from tine 11th to the 14th. OP all the broken, played out and par alyzed booms that ever left a country in mourning, that of California now stands for instance. Property has come down like a rocket's stick, and investors are vainly endeavoring to coax the specula tors back to the arena. The same fever ish excitement now prevails in Washing ton and Oregon speculation, and the same certain failure for tens of thousands of ignorant, credulous people is bound to be witnessed there. People who have watched the course of northwestern booms freely predict that this bubble is at the bursting point, and that a vast amount of misery is in store for hun dreds of families who have sold out com fortable homes and gone west with the vaguest of notions concerning their fu ture. Returning emigrants make it a point to personally warn passengers bound for the coast, of the true situa tion now existing there. THE Alert takes pleasure in announc ing to the world thah Stutsman county republicans are once more in line, and that the vote in yesterday's election united the franks of the party which had in times past wavered and lost ground. A genuine desire to heal up old sores and compromise old feuds was man ifested in the result of yesterdays elec tion. Republicans elected the straight ticket although an element that has here tofore endeavored to estrange party forces, again labored to do the same, for personal motives solely. Messrs Camp and Fancher will bo Stutsman county's republican repre sentatives in the constitutional conven tion, by the vote of republicans, and by the vote of democrats Mr. Blewett will be the minority representative from the district. This is as it should be and presages in the contests of the future,the rule of the republican majority in the county. The Alert congratulates all good re publicans on the result, and is proud to have been able to take a hand in the sweeping victory. With anew state and anew deal all around the republicans of this district can enter the arena feeling confident of success in their re-united forces. HERE is some straight talk to Stuts man county republicans from Col. Plum mer: They have not got the votes to do this, but by the system of minority represen tation, they are sure of one-third of the members. By getting up guerrilla con ventions and independent candidates, they expect to gain some advantage, and they will whenever such movements suc ceed. It was only through the success of the republican party last fall in the na tional election that statehood was made possible for the two Dakotas. That North Dakota is to become a state with in a few months i3 owing entirely to the great republican victory won last No vember. Now, if by the means of fac tional lights and so called independent movements, started to gratify the per sonal ambition of self-seeking political pirates, our people should commit the follyoi! turning tlie new state over to the democracy, it would brand us with political and moral turpitude and dis honor. THE editor and proprietor of the Jamestown Capital have been life long democrats until the day before the No vember election, when they made a remarkable flop into the ranks of the re publicans in order that they might get some party recognition. Their vacillat ing policy did not meet with the endorse ment of the republicans, and they sought the first opportunity to get back into the good graces of the democrats by advo cating the election of democrats to the constitutional convention in order that this district might be represented by the democracy as the majority, in stead of minority. This political insincerity and rank heresy, has again been rebuked, and the unfortunate sheet once more finds itself looking hopelessly about for some party to anchor to. THE last census gave the native female population of British India at 99,700,000 and of these only 200,000 were able to read. They work hard as a rule, and are generally married at a very early age. The census showed that nearly one woman in four is a widow. The total number of widows was 20,980,626 of whom 669,OOJ were under nineteen and 278,900 under fourteen years of age. According to the native custom none of these widows are at liberty to marry again and this rule is very seldom vio lated. It is not many years since the ''suttee" was in full force and a widow was considered disgraced if she did not im molate herself on the funeral pile of her husband, but this practice has been sternly repressed by the British govern ment and is now practically extinct. The "widow question" in India is rapid ly assuming serious proportions. IT is thirty-one years today since Minnesota was admitted to the nnion as a state. There have been, some pretty big changes since then, but we shall see some bigger ones in North Dakota within the next thirty years. There are people here now who might have been millionaires if they had invested in St. Paul real estate then, and it will be just the same in Jamestown. Property will never be cheaper, and the next boom will strike here and here abouts. LAST Thursday a Montana bred horse broke the record and won the Kentucky Derby, running against the best blood of the blue grass country. For the last few weeks the Bourbons have been laughing at the idea of a Montana horse competing against Proctor Knott, but the race has proved that "those laugh best who laugh last." Dakota and Montana are rapidly com ing to the front in horse-breeding as in everything else, and long-headed farmers who observe the signs of the times, will take the hint and pay more attention to stook-raising and less to wheat. IT is announced that J. T. Odell late with the Northern Pacific railroad, but more recently with the Chesapeake & Ohio, has resigned his position in the latter's management and has been ap pointed general manager of the Balti more & Ohio system, whose route to Washington from the west is one of the most direct, as well as beautiful railway journeys a western man can make. Mr. Odell is a rapid and early riser in railway habits. He is a northwestern man who has carried experience and ability to the east, acquired in the west. His position is one of great influence and responsibil ity. The Dakota acquaintances of the gentleman will-be glad to learn how their favorite railroad man is gaining a record and advanced station on one of the oldest and most important railway systems in the country. THE fund subscribed by New York gentlemen for relief of people in the Da kota Devils lake region has been dis tributed, the amount expended being $3,518.17. The distribution has been under the charge of Banker Whipple, and a committee of reputable citizens living near the lake. All classes have been impartially provided for, as far as the funds permitted. In the Ramsey district primaries it is noted that the Whipple men came out triumphant in the election this week, the county vote being especially strong. The good people no doubt remembered the impartial stewardship of the distri bution, and when the time came voted their thanks straight. NORTH DAKOTA republicans don't want North Dakota democrats to run the constitutional convention. Yet such would prove the case if republican plot ters and bolters in the territory had their way, like the Stutsman county conspira tors are trying to have theirs. In other counties republicans are suppressing their local differences and forming into line to make the republican party a solid organization for the new state. The Stutsman county conspirators seem to be nearly the only exceptions, and the republican leaders in North Da kota will remember it, if the plan to send two democrats from this district suc ceeds. THE snow and rain that fell yesterday covered the entire hard wheat growing region in North Dakota. The ground absorbed all of the falling moisture and the fields this morning are vast beds of soft warm earth that will soon b9 con cealed with the growing grain. The rains of yesterday brightened the burdens of many a Dakota man and are favorable omens for continued good luck. THE Fargo Argus has lately been favoring its readers with a series of New York city letters, the author shrouding identity Under the name of Trennella. There may be some mystery about who is Trennella, whether a lady or a tiger or some blank literary feller, but there is no uncertainty about the entertaining paragraphs that compose the Argus let ters. THE St. Paul papers have been indulg ing in great bursts of joy over the north western rains of recent date, which are claimed to have fallen. One would think the flood was on us again from the reports. The fai of the matter is that a large portion of North Dakota has had little or no rainsince last July and right now needs it very much. A JAMESTOWN business house offers to give away several thousand bushels of good pototoes. Where else in the United States are potatoes given away, but in Dakota, the land of plenty? THE Mandan Pioneer is urging the newspapers of North Dakota to show their appreciation of ex-Gov. Ordway's efforts for the welfare of the territory. THIRTEEN contests now await the organization of congress, and as might be expected all but three of them are from the southern states. IF the wind don't stop blowing itself on the prairies it will go into bankruptcy and carry others along with it. Deafness can't be Cured. by local application, as they can -not reach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure Deafness, and that is by constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed con dition of the mucus lining of the Eus tachian Tube. When this tube gets in flamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is entire ly closed Deafness is the result, and un less the inflamation can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, which is nothing but an in flamed condition of the mucus surfaces. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness (caused by Catarrh) that we can not cure by taking Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circular*, free. F. S. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. J3F" Sold by Druggists, 75c. A good deal lately has been beard about the desirability of civil service re form, but signal service reform is what the average Dakota farmer it suffering for. The warm snow of this morning, which melted as fast it fell, was good for the wheat. A Chicago Han Will Give *35,000 If an Additional •10,000 is Subscribed— Other Conditional Gifts. BELOIT, Wis., May 15.—A prominent Chicago gentleman has offered $25,000 to Beloit college for building an academy building, provided the people of Beloit will raise $10,000 more as an endowment fund. The students themselves raised $5,000 during the day, and will probably raise the amount to nearly $7,000. An other gentleman has offered the college $100,000 if another $100,000 can be raised by July 1. The $35,000 mentioned be fore will count in raising the $100,000. It is almost certain that the entire amount will be secured. A« academy building and science, hall will probably be erected at once. Good Work of tli« Charleston. SAN FRANCISCO, May 15.—The war ship Charleston has arrived here from Santa Barbara, the builders deciding to return with the cruiser to re-dress the slides of the starboard high pressure en gine before giving her a second trial. Soon after leaving Santa Barbara Sun day morning, the ship was driven at a speed of seventeen and three-tenths knots, with natural draft and making easy steam. This was with a develop ment of 4,780 horse power. When off Port Conception the thrust bearing of the port engine warmed up, and the ship was stopped to examine it. As soon as the thrust caps had been taken off, cleaned and replaced the cruiser went ahead again, running at an average of twelve knots to seventy-two revolutions af the propellers until reaching here. Presidential Appointments. WASHINGTON, May 15.—The president made the following appointments: John F. Plutnmer, of New York city, George E. Leighton, of St. Louis, Mo., Joseph E. Spalding, of Chicago, and R. B. Bullock, of Atlanta, Ga., to be gov ernment directors of the Union Pacific Railway company: Alvin Saunders, of Nebraska, member of the board of regis tration and election in the territory of Utah: William H. Lyon, of New York, member of the board of Indian commis sioners Bennett S. Gillespie, of Nebras ka, register of the land office at O'Neill, Neb. Samuel C. Wright, of Nevada, superintendent of the mint at Carson City, Nevada. Wants Pay for Writing Depew's Oration. NEW YORK, May 15.—The Rev. E. P. Towne, late of Cambridge, but now of this city, threatens to sue Chauncev M. Depevv for $1,500 inpayment for literary labor expended upon Mr. Depew's writ ten order in preparing material for his centennial oration. Mr. Towne says he spent thirty-two days in the preparation. Mr. Depew, however, says that the doc tor's services were not worth more than $100, which he is willing to pay him, and that is should not have taken more than three or four days to do the work. The Valkyrie Larger Than Keported. NEW YORK. May 15.—The Sun says that Lloyd's official yacht register shows that the Valkyrie's tonnage is 94, beam measurement 10, and depth 11.(j. These dimensions show that her shape is less like a cutter's than either of theGenesta, Galatea or Thistle, and that the Valkyrie is nearly two feet larger than the Puri tan in measurement for tonnage. Yachtsmen are very much surprised at these figures, as they believed tlie Val kyrie a much smaller boat. Harrison Evidently Admires Gall. ST. LOUIS, May 15.—Charley Collins, a boy who at one time lived in Indianap olis, wrote to the president a short time ago and received in reply a letter from Secretary Halford, accompanied by a photograph of the president bearing his autograph. The following is a copy of the letter: "My Dear Young Friend— The president directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of April 18. Enclosed please find the photograph for which you ask. [Signed] ELIJAH W. HALFORD." Government Employes 111 Treated. WASHINGTON, May 15.—Charges have been preferred againt Fletcher Johnson, chief of the division of accounts, general land office, alleging harsh and unjust treatment of the clerks in the division. The charges have been laid before the secretary of the interior who has them now under consideration. Indiana'* Capitol for Sale, INDIANAPOLIS, May 15.—Indiana's old state house is to be sold under the ham mer. It has been officially appraised, and its value was fixed at $50,000. Fif teen years ago the building cost the state that sum. and the real estate on which the building stands is valued at $33,750. An Ofilce for Governor lleaver. WASHINGTON, May 15.—Governor Bea ver, of Pennsylvania, has been tendered the position of member of the board of visitors to the Annapolis naval academy in place of Edward f. Steele of German town, Pa., who declined on account of a prospective trip to Europe. Governor's Hill's Wedding. NEW YORK. May 15.—The story of Governor Hill's engagement to Miss Hotchkiss, daughter of the United States consul at Ottawa, is revived. Intimate friends of the governor said that the marriage would take place "within a reasonable time," and that it may be next month. A War Clond in Month Ameries. NEW YORK, May 15.—Advices from Rio Janeiro are that war is imminent be tween Brazil and Bolivia. Uich Copper Ore in Mexico. GALVESTON, Tex., May 15.—News has reached here from trustworthy sources in the City of Mexico of enormous de posits of copper in the cliff formation of the State of Chiapas. Samples assay 37 per cent, copper, four ounces of gold and forty ounces of silver to the ton. The ore being in lofty cliff formations can be easily mined and the property is on the shores of navigable rivers. Garftald's Death Place Sold. NEW YORK, Majr 15.—The historic piece of property in Elberon. N. J., known as the "Garfield Cottage," was sold under the hammer to Mrs. McEvers Gosling, sister of Sir Bach Cunard. of ship fame, for $25,000 dollars. The Hotel Elberon and all its furniture was also bought by Mrs. Gosling for $.*0,000, subject to a $50,000 mortfi botn the hotel and cottage. First to Di« by Elaetricity. BUFFALO, N. Y., M»y 15.—William Kemmler, for the brutal murder of his paramour. Miss Tillie Ziegler, on March 29 last, was sentenced to die by electric ity within the week commencing June 24, at Auburn prison. This was the first sentence under the new law. GO TO Our Now laughs the sun the south-wind blows Three merry maids hang out the clothes Miranda, Maud, and Madaline They hear the village clock ring nine. Quoth Maud: "Why are we done so soon? The washing used to last till noon?' Two rosy mouths in chorus ope, "Oh! now we use the IVORY SOAP." A WORD OF WARNING. There are many white soaps, each represented to be just as good as the 'Ivory':' they ARE NOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities of the genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it. Copyright, 1886, by Procter Gamble.<p></p>SLEEP! WE MEAN It is conceded by all shrewd and careful buyers that the LONDON CLOTHING CO. is not giving any goods away, but we sell merchandise at such fair value as to satisfy the most fastidious buyer. The time has passed when taffy giving predominated. The present and future must toe based'on sound principle and foundation and all that will be exemplified at the London Clothing Co, where honesty prevails and only such goods are sold as are without a QUESTION, DOUBT, OR GUESS WORK, and at such prices as to leave us a living profit, and give the buyers Good BARGAINS. --*CALL ON THE*-- LONDON CLOTHING CO, Respectfully, Detitors N. FULD. A E We Are Building Ours Up Never had such a large trade. Our business has increased, and is still increasing. Never before were we able to offer so many bargains and such astonishing ones as now. Ask the people who have visited us and are "tra ding with us.