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SS: WHEyg. 1 Ipiif••ji"1'» A STORY OF SUCCESS That lias Rewarded a Couple of New England Boys in the Far West. Strong & Chase, the Big Mer cantile Firm, Known all Over the State, Opens Three Big Stores in this City—An Enterprise of Great Magnitude. A BUSINESS EVENT. The story of successful men is always of interest to others. Pluck, energy, good sense,— the qualities of the northwestern rustler—ever command admiration and, where found in practi cal operation, are the keenest of incen tive to every man who values success in whatever line he may be engaged. In the ranks of business battles in a newly settled country as well as in old estab lished trade centers, these qualifications make up the prominent trade mark of every lirin that keeps to the front, that establishes a good name and becomes a fixture and part of the community. In a new state like North Dakota, a firm of this kind necessarily becomes a partner in the fortunes of its patrons, grows to be an associate in the daily events that make up the domestic round,—in fact becomes .the confident of the public, sharing its good and bad fortunes in equal degree. The character of the men whose merchandise we buy, whose, advice we seek, and whose exper ience and word we rely upon, influences a community to a very great extent. The rule can be laid down that every successful business firm is composed of men whom we respect for integrity, like For personal and social reasons and admire for business abiltv. Such a firm has come to Jaraostown, tho trade center of the .fames river valley, and every one is glad to extend to the new comers, but old acquaintances, the cordial hand of greeting and friendly welcome. Early !5i«tory. Strong & Chase, are names already well known in this portion of North Da kota. They have long a established themselves and identified their business with the fortunes of tho state. They need no introduction to their now iield. The story of the firm of Strong & Chase •is the record ol' tho prosperity of the country, beginning with its wonderful development ten years ago. Likewise it is the record of confidence in the future permanent prosperity of the state, shown by steadfast maintainanco of business during tho period of miction and mis fortunes incident to every new country, and which always follow in the wake of the western "boom." Individually, the story of Strong & Chaso is a record of success too. Both were poor boys coming among- the early arri vals to Jamestown, Mr. Strong from West Randolph, Vt., in 1879, Mr. Chase from the city of Boston, in 1882. They were then, and are now, youn£ men. Ambitious, active, keen to seize upon the opportunities of western success they were on the lookout for the right open ing from the time they shook the dust of conservative New England from their feet and began the carcer of the hustler in a far distant territory. Both were clerks for firms in this city, that have long since departed for other fields, Mr. Strong for the merchandising honse of Curtin & Winslow, Mr. Chase for the Shoenberg Bros. 1 hey did not long re main in that capacity. New towns wore being heard of, new country opening up. and so with the first railway train that steamed into Carrington, Foster county, in the spring of 1883, there went a now firm composed of K. 1). Strong and E. M. Chaso, with a stock of goods bought on credit, and the money for its freight bor rowed from the James llivor bank of this city. No capital was theirs but good characters and the confidence they had instilled into thoso who gave them the early helping hand. Success From Uu' .Shirt. The first year the new firm cleared 810,000. Their credit rose steadily from tho beginning. Tiioy bocomo proprietors of the great supply house for a section of country nearly 200 miles to the north. Bed river carts from tho Turtle moun tains came and carried back tho necessi ties of a pioneer life. Wagons from the Mouse river wore driven to Strong & Chase's for everything a farmer, trader, trapper aud boomer needed. During tho unprecedented growth of the valley, branch stores at different times were put in at Sykeston, New Rockford and Tiffany, trading points to the west, north and oast. Tho young firm had already intercepted and cap tured much of the trade that was wont to go south to their old employers here! As tho boom subsided, liko care ful business men they reduced their 1 1 4 transactions accordingly, by always keep ing their liabilities well in hand, cautious of losses, yet neglecting no opportunity to supply every legitimate demand. Until this year they have remained at Carrington, so properously established that com potion never affected them. A year^igo it was apparent that circum stances were pointing lo An Opening (it •lmne»lown, for a business like theirs and so, after careful consideration of every reason for or against the change, the firm, after seven years absence from the place where the partnership was first formed, decided to loca in this city, in the larger field left for them, and in which they believe their experience and capital can in the future be utilized to a better advantage. It is saying little enough that while number less regrets exist in their old home, on the move, Jamestown is to be congratu lated. It is not predicting tho slightest improbability to fore-caet the continued success of the firm. That their judg ment will be approved and their enter prise rewarded, is hardly a matter for doubt. The firm of Strong & Chase will endeavor to be the leaders. They will sell honest goods for fair prices, entering into no co nbinations, or deviating from their old rule of doing business on sound business principles. Tlieir New Location. The throe large and elegant store rooms and extensive basement in the Doolittle block were rented six months ago for their business.They are indisputa bly the finest store rooms in the state. They have been fitted up during the past two months in truly elegant stylo. The the walls and ceilings have been hand somely decorated. Oak shelving, oak counters, of the newest designs, confront the visitor. Electric lights will be used in all departments. The cashier's oflice is in the rear of the dry goods and gro cery departments, equally accessable to both. The Barr cash railway connects with all departments. Wry In this department customers will find a complete dry goods establishment. Care, skill and experience have been used in the selection of the stock. Tho goods are now being unpacked from the origi nal cases. A bewildering array of tho newest and latest stylos, with everything included that completes a first class dry goods house, is no»v in process of arrang ment in this department. Clothing a»3 Men's Furnishings. In the clothing department will bo found everything complete pertaining to men's out stings. The leading whole salers of tho east have been drawn upon for selections and the stock can not be excelled in cities of 2.j,t!00 inhabitant.-?. Measures for suits will be taken in ad dition to the immense stock of ready made goods on tho tables. Hoots and Shoes. A full lino of foot wear for men and youths, ladies, misses and children will also bo kept. Tho leading styles of tho best manufacturers will be on the shelves in this department. Tim Grocery Departin-nt. The center room of the three is devoted to the display of the grocery department. Connecting arches lead to the other rooms. A new elevator has been put in for handling heavy freight and storing the same in tho basement. Tho finest and most extensive line of groceries are here to be kept at all times' The best quality at reasonable prices invite the in spection of tho customer. CotFees and teas are specialties, while cigars, confec tions, etc., add completeness to the stock. PEI'KOIIIIE The general supervision of the whole establishment will of course bo under the immediate personal charge of Messrs. Strong & Chase. Their assistants are: M. L. Parker in charge of the clothing department. Mr. Parker has for the past eight years been a well known head salesman in the clothing trade of this city. He has hosts of friends and his knowledge of tho business is probably unexcelled by any one in the state. He will prove a valuable acquisition to the new firm. His assistant will bo Thomas McCarthy. Tho dry goods department will be in charge of Mr. II. Pierce, for tbreo years employed by one of the leading dry goods houses of St. Cloud, Minn. Ilo is thoroughly acquainted with the business. Mr. Vierco will prove an expert dry goods salesman, and tho patrons of tho estab lishment can rely on his oll'orts to please at all times, by courtesy and promptness. John Thois will be the head man in charge of the boot aud shoo stock. Miss Emily Barbour of Dowitt, Iowa, a most estimable young lady, will have the duties at tho cashier's desk to per form. She will arrive during tho week. Messrs. Kerr and Wyard, old employes of tlioCarrington houso have been retain ed in tho grocery department. They are popular gentlemen and their valued services will be appreciated by patrons. Till llji" of this extensive and completo establish ment will occur, as seen by announce ment elsewhere in this paper, Monday next. A cordial invitation is extended to all to visit and inspect tho same. Tlie Souvenir. As a card announcing their now enter prise Messrs.Strongci Chase have in press, to be issued in a few days, the handsomest souvenir announcement ever gotten out in North Dakota. It is modern printing, and tho firm, strongly bolioving in patro nizing homo enterprise, have entrusted tho workmanship and publication of thig, their first business card, to The Alert office. The souvenir will speak foritsolf. I I a I A 'lf VOL XIII JAMESTOWN, NORTH DAKOTA THURSDAY APRIL 3 1890 JAMESTOWN WEEKLI ALERT. CHANGED BY WALSH'S LAW. The Full Text of Two Section* Which Make Changes. Another Veto by Jov. Miller Unapproved Hills Become IJIIWS Tomorrow. Uncle John Russell's Hank Fur nishes Seed Wheat for Itarnes Comity. The Text ot* tho haw. The following is the full text of sec tions 40 aud 01 of the new revenue law which make several important changes: SEC. 40. TAX LIST TO BE MADE OUT BY COUNTY AUDITOK—FOIJJI OF THK HOOKS.] The county auditor shall make out the tax lists according to the prescribed form, and to correspond with the assess ment districts of the county. The rate per cent, necessary to raise the required amount of the various taxes shall be calculated on the assessed valuation of property as determined by the state board of equalization but in calculating such rate, no rates shall be used result ing in any fraction, or less than one tenth of a mill and in extending any tax whenever it amounts to the fraction al part of a cent, it shall be made one cent. The tax list shall be made out to correspond with the assessment book, in reference to the ownership and descrip tion of property, with columns for the valuation and for the various items of tax included in the amount of all taxrs set down opposite each description of property, The amount of special taxes shall be entered in the proper columns, but the general taxes may be shown by entering the rate per cent, of each tax at the head of the propor columns without extending the same, in which case a schedule of the rates per cent, of such taxes shall bo made on the first page of each tax list such lists shall also show in a separate column tho years for which any piece or parcel has been sold for taxes if the same has not been redeemed or deeded for such taxes. The county auditor shall on or before the first day of December in each year, make and trans mit to the state auditor, in such form as tho state auditor may prescribe a com plete abstract of the tax list of his county. SEC. 91. DEED XOT TO M: RECORDED WITHOUT AUDITOU'SOERTIFICATB OR TAXES PAID, ETC. When any deeds, plat of any townsite or instrument effecting the same, or any other conveyances of real estalo in presented to tho county auditor for transfer, he shall ascertain from the books and records in his office, and if the-'o be delinquent taxes due, he shall certify to the same, and upon pay ment of such delinquent or other taxes l.hat may bo in the hands of the county treasurer for collection, ho shall transfer the same, mid note upon every deed of real properly so tranferred over his official signature, ''taxes paid,'' or if the land described has been sold or assigned to an actual purchaser, for taxes, "paid by saio of lands within," and unless such statement is made upon such deed or or other instrument, the register of deeds shall refuse to receive or record the same. A violation of tho provisions of this section, by tho register of deeds shall be deemed a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, he shall bo punished by a fine of not less than $100, nor not exceeding SI,000 and ho shall bo liable to the grantee of any instru ment so recorded for the amount of any damages sustained provided, that tho sheriff's or referees' certificates of sale on execution, decrees or foreclosures of mortgages may be recorded by the reg ister of deeds without any such certifi cate from the county auditor, and said auditor shall keep a record of transfers in a book kept for that purpose showing the names of tho grantor and grantee, a description of the property, and the date of transfer, and shall receive 25 cents for each certificate, from the person or per sons presenting the same for certification and shall retain said amount for services. The Indian Problem. Dakota Catholic: In a leter of ,T. H. Beadle,which recently appeared inour re spected contemporary, the Argus-Leader of this city, there are two items of inter est regarding Devils Lako reservation, in North Dakota. One of them gives the views of Sister Pago aud another sister, on the proper course to bo adopted towards tho Indians: "At the school 'Sister Page' or 'Sister Franklin' will It-.! the visitor in musical French or choice English that their chiirges are most promising: 'the only troublo is that when wo get through with them they have to go back to the smoky, dirty cabin. Oh, the government ought to see to it that more help is given. There is no need of soldiers and a fort here now. All those pretty build ings ought, to bo made into an Indian home. Then wo could educate every boy and girl on tho reservation, and start them in life able to work at a tralo and make a good living. Wo long to do the work, asking only room and rations -it is our life work—if the government will only give us tho chance.'" The other extract gives the opinion of Major Cramsie, tho Indian agent in charge of tho reservation, as to the pos sibility of civilizing aud training (lie In dians, As the major has had a long and varied experience among the Indians, his remarks are deserving of every atten tion. '"Major Cramsie," writes Mr. Be.'i dle, "takes a practical view of tho mat ter, viz: 'The Indians are just as capable of be ing civilized as any other race, but, liko any other, they must take time. The impatient American cannot wait—he ,) l, tJ 1 -, I I |^i.pyti^i,i 1 VII I W ,, wants it all done in two or three years. So the Indians are living in tight log houses and havn't yet learned how to live in them. They are working and learning, but under so many difficulties that in half the cases by the time a man has mastered farming he dies of lung dis ease.'" NOT BV THK ADMINISTRATION. t'ncle John Russell's Bank to Fur nish Seed for the Needy Farmers of Burnes County. Barnes co»nty will receive no assist ance from Gov. Miller's seed wheat com mittee and the Valley City papers are playing a strong game of "rip 'em up the back" with the administration in con sequence. The farmers of that county, however, will not be without seed. The First National bank—Uncle John Rus sell's bank—has arraugedto furnish seed to the needy in accordance with the fol lowing outline as given in the Democrat: Tho needy farmers of Barnes coun ty, who must procure seed wheat, and who feel that they are unable to afford to pay 81.00 for seed wheat next fall, have yet another opportunity to procure Bead at a considerably lower price than $1.00 and much less trouble. The man agers of the Firsr. National bank of this city have already formulated and set in operation a plan, so sitr.ple that no farm er who markets his grain at Valley City need let his ground lie idle for want of seed. This move of the First National bank is not "for sweet charity's sake." It is a simple business proposition with equity and justice as its highest recom mendation. They don't propose to "cinch" the farmer under the cloak of charity. What they wish is that you buy good seed wherever you can get it the cheapest. The bank will pay the cash down to the man you buy from. Yon to allow the bank ten cents per bushel more than your purchase price. Seed liens will be taken and the best other security you can give—with your note- due next fall -drawing 8 per cent interest. Commenting on the failure of the gov ernor's committee to look after that county, the Farmers Alliance of the same place says: Happily Barnes is blessed with citizens who have sympathy for the misfortunes of others. In fact ninety-nire times out of a hundred tho farmers find their real friends among business men in their midst. These men may not spend their tirno traveling tho country over sheding crocodilo tears of sympathy from day to day. to catch the farmer's notes, but when it comes to practice instead of preaching—works instead of words—re sults prove that the farmers truest friends aro thoso whose real interests stand side bf' side with his own. So it is that Barnes conuty'farmers are to be supplied with seed by an honored institution of our own count)', whose standing is tho best guarantee of the implicit confi dence reposed in its management. Another Veto by Ciov. Miller, Governor Miller has filed his veto of the bill making state oflicers directors of the state agricultural college at, Fargo. His reasons are substantially the same as those given for vetoing the Williams public institutions bill. The Bismarck penitentiary appropria tion was approved, except the items for sewerage and for finishing the chapel amounting to $3,700, which were vetoed. The governor has not yet renamed the boards of trustees of state institutions. The directors of tho Bismarck peniten tiary were the only ones who were reap pointed and commissioned. There still remain a number of bills in the hands of the executive. The con stitutional limit of fifteen days expires tomorrow and such as he neither signs nor vetoes will become laws without his signatur?. Mr. Fuller Accepts. To Anton Klaus, S. S. Altschul, J. K. Winslow and others: Agreeably to your request published in Saturday's Alert, I have decided to become a candidato for re-election as mayor and, if elected, promise lo servo the cit in that capacity to the best of my ability. Thanking you for your expression of confidence in mo and approval of the manner in which the city's aii'airs havo been administered during the past year, I" remain liespectfully Yours. ij. \Y. FULLER. ions oi" Voters. Tho state constitution requires as a (jiiatitication for voters of foreign birth, that they shall have taken out their first papers not more than six years ago and if six years have expired they must take out their second papers. The clause is as follows: Second. Persons of foreign birth who shall have declared their intention to become citizens one year ami not more than six years prior to such election, conformably to the naturalization laws of the United States. «i-:itefs!l to Senator MoCerinack. There comes to The Alert from Dun seith, Rolette county, a request, signed "committee," to publish tho following: One hundred and eighteen sacks of flour have been sent to a committee coin posed of Father Lhiver, C. P. of Dun seith, M. Partridge, auditor. ,1. Cam and Benoit of Kolla. to bo distributed by them to the poor of tho county. Father Lhiver exerted himself to get that and the result was the aforesaid invoice by the ever acting and everywhere present Senator McCormick of Grand Forks. God bless him. 1 .•* »yuM'» OPINED BY THE COURT. Home Important Decisions Hand ed Down by the Supreme Court Yesterday. Two StntNiiian County Cases Where a Decision lias been Rendered. Senator Pierce Pays a (ilowing: Tribute to Their Loyal Virtues. Suprciue court. Decisions. The snpr^ne court convened in chamb ers at Fargo Tuesday, to render decis ions in cases heard at the recent term. Two of these cases, it will be remembered, came from Stutsman county. In the case of Amelia J. Bowman, as administrator of the estate of Jno. M. Bowman, plaintiff and respondent, vs. M. Eppinger, defendant, and appellant, the judgment ot the lower court was reversed, and anew trial ordered. In the case of the Territory of Dakota ex rel. C. S. Wallace and James Martin, as assignees of Daniel E. Wallace, plain tiff, vs. Geo. W. Woodbury, et al., county commissioners of Stutsman county defendants—the application for a per emptory writ of mandamus was denied, the motion to quash said writ granted, and the writ quashed without prejudice to a new application. The writ was applied for to compel the board to levy a tax to pay a judgment of .about $35,000 obtained on tax titles. The decision in this latter case, which is one of great importance to the county, was written by Chief Justice Corliss. The following is the syllabus: The granting or withholding of the writ of mandamus rests in a measure in the discretion of the court, but that discretion may not be capriciously exercised. Where justice will bo sub served by temporarily withholding the writ, and injustice might result from its immediate issue, the court will refuse to issue it until a different case can be pre sented. Judgment against a county, having been affirmed by territorial su preme court, and an appeal having been taken to the federal supreme court, but no stay of execution prescribed, this court, in the exercise of its discretion in mandamus cases, will regard the policy of this jurisdiction that an appeal to a state court, by a municipal corporation shall operate as a stay without an under taking, and in effect givo the stay by withholding mandamus to compel the levy of a tax to pay the judgment until final decision in the federal supreme court. To IVst I he County Hnnriiug l. uv. It is understood that an important case will come up today before the full bench of the supremo court, to test the law allowing counties to bond for seed wheat purposes. It will come up on motion to restrain the commissioners of Nelson county from bonding for this purpose, and is understood to be a friendly case in order to establish the validity of the law, if possible. It will be remembered that Ramsey county sold her bonds issued for this purpose to eastern parties who refused to take them when the law was examined. Fred Fulton then bought the bonds, but now refuses to take them until the supreme court passes upon this question. The attorney general is expected to argue this question. The following general order was made yesterday: In all cases decided and handed down on April 1. 1S90. except when counsel consent to tax cost and have a remittitur sent down, the remittitur will be stayed for a period of fifteen days after said date, during which stay tho defeated party is allowed to file an application for a rehearing with tho clerk of this court: and when such application is fded, tho same will be disposed of on the first day of the next term of this court. which will convene May 0, 1890. Ollirr Divisions. Among other decisions handed down was a reversal of the decision of the lower court in the O'Kair murder case. He was sentenced for life, but now gets a new trial. In the Devils Lake tax cases thedecis ion of tho lower court was reversed. Somebody's Husband KxposeU. There is a drug store not iv.-re than one hundred miles from Jamestown, the proprietor of wuieh dojs not propose to take out a druggist's permit- after July! 1st, but, who. nevertheless, has on hand some six dozen qt. bottles of "Cherry Rock and Rye" spring meiicine" the wily clerk will tell you, "and the best thing goinir to brace up the system at this time of the year." The most serious problem which now confronts this knight of the mortar and pestle is how to dispose of this "spring medicine" before the operation of tlie prohibition law makes the selling of "malt, vinuous, spiritous, alcoholic or fermented liquors" illegal. This problem, a youthful sales man. who is destintd to rise to eminence in the "compounding" business if his enthusiasm holds out. has undertaken to solve for the proprietor. An Alert, mrtn J)|| I MHIW ]'»rr -»W ?xr Did tho leporter make a purchase? Well, what else could he do? The New States of the West. The following glowing tribute to the new states of the west is a excerpt from Senator Pierce's response to a toast at the recent Michigan republican club banquet at Detroit: The new states! The new states want justice, they are patriotic, but they are poor. They love the old flag, but inas much as they have just sec up them selves, and gone house-keeping, as it were, they have an indescribable longing for an appropriation. [Laughter]. For lo, these manv years they have contributed to the national debt, but the dollar of the daddies has not cast its shimmering face toward their rivers and their towns and their harbors, to any great extent. They have joined in the music but no seats in the national band wagon have been re served for them. At last they have climbed in. In the western vernacular, they have "caught on," and now they come forward in the true modest Ameri can way and say to the boys that now is the accepted time to apologize for the negligence of the past and make up for lost opportunity. They are not greedy. They have not reached that state posses sed by their sister states where they can ask for the earth and then look down hearted because they are no more worlds to appropriate for their use. I suppose they will reach that sublime stage pretty soon, but they are not there now. At present they only ask to be recognized as out of their apprenticeship and as part ners, though only junior partners, of the great company. Mr. President, the best I people in the world are in the west. [Applause!. lean sav that safety here in Detroit, for yon are western people yourselves out here, although the crowd I ing years are fast pushing you into that unhappy reetion of the country known as the effete east. jApplause). I could I safely say that same thing, I make no doubt, in New England, for thi3 senti ment would be replied to ai:iroiately by the fathers and mothers whose children inhabit our western land, and in whose I veins runs that blood which lent spirit to the pilgrim father and beauty and fragrance to the old Mayflower of the Massachusetts coast- Ah, Mr. President the people there are young and youth counts for so much. Youth explores, dares, conquers age reflects, hesitates, counsels. Tho people of the east seo in our youth the renewal of their own youth and not only that, but in its population they behold a reproduction of the old I vim and patriotism of their own which makes their aged hearts beat anew. The new states: I believe the new states have not disappointed their friends. They have known who their friends were and their friends have been able to trust them: they can trust thi-m still in our own western parlance politically they will stand without hitching. Applause and laughter But, Mr. President, they have learned well in those western states the lesson of liberty and obedience to law. No army is required to maintain order there. No federal election law is necesssarv to enable a citizen to cast his ballot for the candidato of his choice aud to see that ballot fairly counted. No police are necessary to suppress riots to protect property or prevent intimida tion and violence. The agricultural west is the rock upon which treason and anarchy, lawlessness and democracy, alike go down in shipwreck. Applause], The brawny farmer marches with that political party which Abraham Lincoln led: and. inspired with that great spirit, he keeps step to the music of the union. [Applause!. I want the republican jiartv to touch elbows with tho men of the west. If they havo claims, hear them. If they have grievances, redress them. Meet thom in this broad, liberal spirit and it. will be in the future us in the past. The farmers of the west, from Kansas to North Dakota and from Michigan to Montana, and Washington viil remain faithful to that great party whose historic glory spans like an arch the entire con tinent. [Applause.: In tin- Thi Wi-.s-iJ. The aldernianic pit initio:' Third ward is taking a Lu-ro doth:::.. frni. In another column it wiil '..o seen tha* Al derman Alley is a candidate iv elec tion and :-o an noun.\ !o -. iters of his ward. Frank Andre in beesi a sort of contingency candidate ail alcng but has expressed a determina'. li.n to with draw should .Mr. Alley, or some other good fnan. decide to become a candidate. Mr. Andre's position, as exptessed to an Alert reporter, has been llsal he did not want to see the ejection co by default and would run if no one else did. in order that his ward might have its due repre sentation in the council. If Mr. Andre is still of the same mind, Mr. Alley will have no opposition. Alderman Alley has made a tine record during his two years in the council. He has always stood for economy and good government. His record will go far towards electing him—opposition or no opposition. Mrs. Lindo of Dunseith, Rolette county, has fallen heir to a fortune in Sweden amounting to 7,000,000crowns. *"A NO 35 dropped into the aforesaid apothecary shop a few evenings since and the y. H. industriously proceeded to ply the newe hunter with his seductive wiles, his object being to diminish the supply by a sale. After listening to a faultless rhapsody on the merits of the contents, the news-man was informed that he could become the prond possessor of a qt. for SI, "although the price is 81.25." Notwithstanding this inducement the reporter was obdurate, and managed to articulate a faint objection to the Ken* tacky flavor of the lablo. "Oh, that's nothing," promptly responded the youth ful salesman sold a bottle the other day to a man who wanted to take it homo and asked me to remove the "Rock and Rye" labfe and stick on a prescrip tion Jable with the direction "Table spoonful three times a day." I'll fix yours that way if you want it." (2 1 I 1 Hif .i I ii li J] 11"'