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POPULATION 3.500 CITY JtBWS. Promrti'trfiiHV'f* Daily. Mrs. H. E. White is among 1 lie James town ladies visiting iit Fargo this week. Willett Brouson of Now on city, ii StuUman county property holder, is at the Gladstone. D. C. Griffin who has boon looking over thi? crops on his Foster county plantation, came home today smiling a broad gleam of satisfaction at the pros pect. Master Charlie Pierce who has been attending the Wisconsin school for the oliud, is making his relatives a visit. He has made good progress in reading by raised letters. Sauboru seems on the up ward and on ward road, eyen if the wind storm of re cent date did do a good deal of damage. Two new buildings are in process of erec tion. There area few boys in the town very liable to get into trouble with the police if certain property belonging to others is not returned. Names are known. Several petty thieves will be punished just once for luck, and as a warning to others. Lightning struck the barn near the res idence of Harold Everett early this morn ing. No damage was done to stock, al though several horses were in the other end of the barn from where the bolt struck. Little damage was done to the building. Owing to the continued illness of one member of the class, the graduating ex ercises of the high school will not occur until Monday evening June 23rd. The exercises will be held in the Opera rink at 8:15 p.m. All are cordially invited. Deputy revenue collector Haight, of Grand Forks county, was receiving the congratulations of his late Jim river ac quaintences at Fargo yesterday. Mr. Haight says he has not forgotten the boys here and will take a run out some time to see them all. A Mandan kid was arrested for not being particular enough to keep his com paction from becoming sunburned while in swimming near the city limits. A justice of the peace has the case in hand and may give a precept for the instruc tion of the the other boys in the habit of going in swimming. Another heavy shower accompanied by lightning and thunder visited this part of the country again today. Rain began to fall at G:30 a. m., and continued for over an hour. Water poured over the side walks and rushed down the streets in floods. The ground is so well soaked with moisture that it takes a long while for a fall of rain to disappear except by running off to the river or sloughs. Stutsman county will have ten dele gates in the republican state convention at Grand Forks July 29th. The pro ceedings of the central committee at Fargo last night were harmonious and brief. Mr. Frye of Stutsman voted O. H. Hewitt's proxy and urged the ap pointment of a committee on platform to prevent, as be said, Cass or any other county from ringing in a set of cut and dried resolutions which they had adopted at their own convention. The motion was carried and the committee appointed, Mr. Frye being a member. Teams are now grading the railroad track to the Russell, Miller mills. This work will cost the enterprising company a great deal of money. The right-of-way has been secured for about 81,500. The grading will cost over 31,000. The rail way company furnishes the iron and ties and lays the rails. All these improve ments mean that the mill's full capacity will be run constantly and possible en largement also the farmers can be as sured that their hard wheat will always command more here than at any other station in the county. Fargo Argus: The new four-seat buckboard of Shattuck Hislop was turned out yesterday for the first time with Senator Haggart as driver, who took a wagon load of state senators to initate the movement. It is said that when they went down Front street the rig attracted much attention, not only for its unique character—but the dis tinguished load thereon. Some one on the sidewalk said: "Hello, what crowd is that?" while another in aa equally loud voice replied,—"why that's thed—d lottery gang." When it i3 understood that the party was made up of Lieuten ant Governor Dickey, Senators Winship, Rowe, Swanston. Beliyea, Hartinan and Worst, who were gueats of Senator Hag gart, the joke can be seen. The Bismarck Tribune prints the names of all the ladies who voted in that city for school superintendent. There were 115 in all. Two were challenged as not naturalized voters. The ladies re alizing the opportunity given them to help elect the person of their choice, voted and they went and got their friends. Many amusing incidents oc curred. Three ladies arrived in a hack two of them cast their ballots, but when the third approached the window she gave her name and started on. The judge asked her if she wouldn't like to vote, when, after some difficulty, she found her ballot in her pocket book and cast it for her choice. Another lady be ing unable to find the ballot she wished voted for the other candidate, as she had one of his tickets. But as a rule the women were about as confident who they voted for as the men. Two loads arrived just as the polls closed. This was rather discouraging after washing the dishes and getting their hair all nicely arranged to be cheated out of their first vote in that way. No. 3 ran a mile a minute for a short distance yesterday on the new steel be tween Spiritwood. and Bloom. The Eckel son bridge is not slacked up for in cross ing. This is the new fast train that ar rives here at 8:05 each evening and which is making anew era in travel on the Northern Pacific, The train's time is not so very fast but the few stops made are an advantage in getting over the road. It is bound to become a popluar train and newsboys aro already hustling to get ou that run. The ride west from Fargo at this season of the year gives passen ger a long look at the ideal farming country. Grain on every hand is grow ing very fast. The prairie is covered with a thick tnut of grass. Water is standing along side and in small ponds in the lields. Everybody is delighted over the prospect and owners of farm lands in the Red river valley have stiff ened up prices the same as eleswhere. Ten dollars an acre for raw laud is about the least that it can be bought there for now. Movers wagons are already seen along the road, the occupants hav ing pulled up stakes in Minnesota. Parties from Oregon and Washington, where the crowd is weary of the racket, are just waiting to hear how the crops turn out in North Dakota this fall, and if all right, thousands of persous who have left will return. Horses for sale. GEO. H. PURCHASE. Boiler and engine repairing done in a workuiaulike manner, by J. T. Eager. Kroiu Friday's llailv. Alfred Dickey Jr. came home today from his first year's course at the De Paough university of Indiana. He will spend the vacation in Jamestown. Editor Streeter. the pioneer newsDaper man of Emmons county, accompanied by Senator Worst of the same county spent the night in Jamestown and left for home today. They have beeu at Fargo attending the poiitical and firemen's gathering. Census Enumerator Roper has com pleted his work in all but the first ward. The difficulty predicted in obtaining answers to the unusual questions to be propounded has not been met. There re mains until uly 1 to finish the work. Justice E. Burnham, of Melville, was in the city yesterday procuring some nec essary blanks at the Alert office. Mr. Burnham is confident crops are looking better if any thing in his neighborhood than in this vicinity, although admitting that such a statement was dithcult to believe. Chief of Police Ford was instructed by Mayor Fuller to close up all gambling games that might be started in the wake of the circus today. No fakers of any kind were allowed to spread their devices to catch the unwary, and no licenses were issued for them. OwiDg to awash out in Minnesota the west bound passenger train due here :t 12:15 p. m., did not arrive in time to turii and leave for the east at 3:15 p. m. 1:: fact the train is seven or eight hours late. The rain was very heavy last night from Bismarck through to points in Min nesota. The heavens were opened and the floods descended again last night and the hardest rain of the many that have fallen this season, ocurred. The water seemed to be emptied out of some great reservoir. It fell in sheets and in an hours time the streets were flooded the water pouring into all the low places and finding its way to the river in small tor rents. The river rose five feet during the night. The rush of water was so great that a block of side walk on Third avenue north was broken up and floated away some distance. The water ran over the streets into yards and gardens. Several houses on Fourth avenue north are this morning completely surrounded by water. The like has not been seen here since 1882. It is figured that four and one half inches of water fell yester day. St. Cloud, Minn., Journal-Press: The Journal Press unites with her many other friends and the hundreds who have had thepleasure of hearing her charm ing voice, in extending sincere congratu lations to Miss Lou, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Bonham, of this city, upon her approaching marriage to Mr. Harry Pierce of Jamestown, North Da kota, which will occur Tuesday, June 24. St. Cloud will bid Miss Bonham good bye with great, though selfish regret, for she is not only admired for her many virtues, but her voice has been the musi cal stay and pride of the city, and the demands upon it have been unlimited. Mr. Pierce, who was a resident of St. Cloud for a couple of years, leaving last spring to accept a very desirable position with a Jamestown dry goods house, has also many friends here where he was most favorably known. The wedding will be a quite one and no cards will be issued. From Saturday's Daily. E. W. Camp went to Bismarck this morning on legal business. Editor Hogue of the Foster County Independent, was in the city last night, returning this morning. C. W. Pierce returned this morning from Hannibal, Missouri, to which place he was called by the death of his mother. Miss Emma C. Poole, Northern Pacific station agent at Carrington, went to Bis marck last night to spend a week with friends. The railroad boys of the Missouri division are having their annual picnic at Mandan today. The Arion military band went out to furnish music for the occasion. C. F. Wilbur, a banker of Rolla, and an old Pennsylvania acquaintance of R. E. Wallace,is in Jamestown on business. Mr. Wilbur has been Inentioned as a possible candidate for state treasurer on the re publican ticket. Judge Rose heard arguments on a couple of motions at chambers yesterday and returned to Fargo this morning, to resume the trial of the famous Buttz Colton case for Judge McConnell. He expects to Sunday in Jamestown and return to Fargo again on Monday. The Baptist Sabbath school will hold their annual picnic next Thursday, June 2otb., at McGregor's grove. The scholars are requested to gather at the church as soon as nine o'clock in the morning. Editor Percy Trubshaw and wife, Reg ister Berg, Postmaster Haskell and others came in from Cooperstown yester day to attend the circus. The party was reinforced by people) from Dazey, and Sanborn, who helped till up the special train which Superintendent McCnbe obligingly ran to Jamestown and return, for their accommodation. Although there were over 2,500 people in Jamestown yesterday, and many struugers, yet the merchants complain of light trade. Evidently the time was short enough for eight seeing, without shopping. Correspondents of the Weekly Alert should got their copy to the post office at Jamestown not later than Thursday morning of each week. Mail that is not delivered until in the evening throws many items of interest over until they have lost importance to readers by the delay. The commencement exercises of the graduating class of the high school will be held Monday eveniug instead of Sat urdfiy evening as heretofore announced. This change is made on account of the sickness of Miss Dodge and in the hope that she will be able to read her essay with the other graduates on that night. Tommy Gleusou, the victor in the Glea son-Hayes mill, camo iu from Fargo yes terday and is receiving the congratula tions of his friends. Tom says he wants to tight as good a man as can be found and then he is ready to quit, lie does not show indications of much punish ment. Wa rm and drying weather today. You can see vegetation grow. The rain of Thursday practically end ed the Fargo tournament. The program, it is true, was resumed yesterday but the crowd was gone. In the laddermeu's contest John Cockurn of St. Thomas won first prize, time 5 1-5 seconds. A. L. Klein, E. McLain, A. Crurn and Frank Taylor of the Jamestown company par ticipated. Taylor's time was the best, six seconds. The Yamas of Hilsboro, won the hook and ladder race in 24 seconds. Lippy of Fargo won the coup ling contest. The Yerxas won the free for-all hose race in 25 1-5 seconds, tieing the world's record made by the Conti nen tals of Fargo last year. From Monday's Daily. Rev. and Mrs. Ewing returned fiom their Fargo visit Saturday. Harley Miner of Sykeston, spent Sun day with relatives in the metropolis. Billy Reardon of Fargo, is shaking hands with acquaintances here today. .Mrs. G. S. White, who spent last week visuing Fargo friends, returned home Si.tuiday. Mrs. Herman Giesler and daughters will leave in the morning for Jefferson, vViseonsin, to spend several months with relatives. Hon. Alfred Dickey left today for a two weeks trip to Indianapolis, Craw fordsyille and other points Indiana. The commencement exercises of the high school graduating class will be held tonight. The boys who went to Mandan Satur day to attend the railroad picuic have re turned and ail report having a good time. Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Richard Har ris, Saturday, a baby girl, weighing eiglit pounds. Mrs. W. E. Dodge and little son came in from Fargo today to visit friends. Mr. Dodge expects to be here this evening to attend the graduating exercises of the high school. Harry Alger, who has been in the restaurant business at West Superior, has disposed of his business and is again perambulating the streets of Jamestown as of yore. Billy Hunter, his partner, also sold out and is in Jamestown again. Henry Bensch is building a residence for himself on Seventh avenue south. Its dimensions will be 28x18, story and a half. The Bensch Bros, say they have had all the work they desired all year. The annual A. O. U. W. picnic, when the members of the local lodge with their families and friendsspend a day at Spirit wood lake, will occur Wednesday. A pleasant time is expected. There will be two society marriages this week. The Alert will not tell any thing more about them,but the young man who has recently furnished a house on Fourth avenue could do so if he desired. A meeting will be held in this city next Friday to organize a local branch of the state enforcement league, the object of which will be to see that the prohibi tion law is rigidly enforced. Judge Rose went to Fargo again today. The Buttz-Colton case which he is hearing for Judge McConnell, will probably occupy his attention for the whole week. It is understood that the judge will soon go to Grand Forks to preside for Judge Tetnpleton during an eastern visit which he is contemplating. The commission of Anton Klaus as postmaster at Jamestown expired yester day, and still his successor has not been named. The office will continue under Mr. Klaus' management until his successor is nominated, confirmed and gets his commission, which will pro bably be a month from the date of nomination. The hotels in the Yellowstone park will be opened in a short time. Dining room girls, cooks and employees of all kinds have been going west "for several davs. The roads through the mountains are at present being cleared of snow. The number of visitors will be greatly increased this year. J. V. McIIugh, a bright and rising young Minneapolis attorney, has been in the city several days looking after busi ness before Judge Rose. Like the rest of the Minneapolis patriots he is full of indignation at St. Paul's exposure of their census frauds, and Saturday even ing, failing to find a Minneapolis Trib une, preferred to go without the news rather than to read it in a St. Paul daily. He had read it all in brief in The Alert, anyhow. The song of the blithe mosquito is now heard each evening rising in well defined strains near any standing water. Along the river bank the festive insect has appeared iu blood thirsty hordes and promises faithfully to stay all summer. In Bismarck the skeeter musi, also have made his entree,as, in introducing his old familiar, yet magnetic personality to the public, the Tribune philosoplically ob serves that "mosquitos and big wheat yield go togather.'' Just one full week more. After that the boys must drink their "lickor" out of bottles instead of glasses. At least one "original package" house will be opened immediately after the first. It is under stood that the new prohibition law is construed so that druggists' licenses to sell cannot be issued until August 1st, but this is unlikely to work serious in jury to the public inasmuch as the "or iginal package" men can bo depended upon to supply the demand for medical and constitutional purposes. The growth of wheat last week was something phenomenal. Reports of fast growth come from widely separated points in the Jim valley. The samples of grain seen in the Jim River bank show that the counties of Foster, Stutsman and LaMoure have all had a big week in this line. Wheat from the Coldspring farm near Grand Rapids in LaMoure county, shows a hight of 31 inches, rye 36. At the Midway farm north of this city a few miles, wheat stands 25 inches high, rye 42. Flax from Banker Meach am's farm in Foster county is 15 inches high. These are not special cases. There are doubtless plenty of fields which will show up as well if not better. The pres ent week promises to be equally as favor able for all kinds of growing crops. Bismarck Tribune: A large number of sharpers, working sure-things, of which the shell game is the most seduc tive, faked several hundred from the un initiated yesterday in amounts ranging from $5 to 880. Several farmers of con siderable prominence are said to have run up against the games for various sums, and so enticing were they that even prominent people in the city were caught—one county official having gained 840 worth of experience in a re markably short period—thought he had his eye on the shell that covered the pea but it waan't there. One party "squeal ed" to the police and succeeded in get ting back what he had lost, but in the other cases the experience was consider ed well worth the price. The fakirs were finally ruu off the grounds by the show management and later, learning that the police were after them, they quietly made themselves scarce. Three Fort Totten Indians were visit ors in the city yesterday. One rode a pony, the others walked. They were re turning from the Sisseton reservation. One of theui had two wild goslings for sale for "a dolla." They area part of a small detachment of Totten braves and squaws, which camped north of town yesterday in easy distance of a slaughter house. The party is traveling from Fort Sisseton in wagons drawn by oxen. In the evening .ill were seen enjoying the fresh air near the camp, which was com posed of tents, and to the inner recesses of which a couple of artnfuls of entrails from the afore mentioned slaughter yard had been quietly transferred The ban quet that undoubtfully followed was a feast of reason and How of soul such as no white man has yet been able to du ulicate. Cards have been received in this city offering a reward of 8100,000 for a party who is alleged to have embezzled the property of the Spiritwood fishing club consisting, among other items, of 314, 000 in nickles and pennies and the silver ware belonging to the club. Tho des cription and photograph point unmis takeably to one Colonel Charlie Black well, who, the advertisement says, was last seen working the counties of Barnes and Stutsman with his pals, the Earl of Fargo and Duke, of Jimtown. Tte Avoid all Substitutes for Royal Baking Powder. No other Baking Powder is "just as good as the 'Royal'" either in strength, purity or wholesomeness. The "Royal" is superior to all others in all ways. Most housekeepers know this from their practical experience, and the reports of the U. S. Government investigations show it officially. The Government chemist says the "Royal" is "undoubtedly the purest and most reliable baking powder offered to the public." If some grocers try to sell another baking powder in place of the "Royal" they do so because they can make a greater profit upon the other good evi dence of the superiority of the "Royal." To give greater profit the other must be a lower-cost powder, and to cost less it must be made with alum or cheaper and inferior materials. Because the "Royal" uses more highly refined and expensive materials it costs more to manufacture than any other baking powder, but it is correspond ingly purer and higher in leavening strength, and accordingly of greater money value to consumers, although the retail price to them is generally the same. Consumers are entitled to full value for their money, and therefore will not, if wise, accept any substitute for the Royal." Unfortunately, not only are many of these would-be substitute powders made from inferior and unwholesome materials, but they are placed before the public with advertisements intended to mislead as to their true character. A powder advertised by its manufacturers to have printed upon its label all the ingredients used in it, proves upon analysis to have in its composition four substances not named upon its label, two of which are lime and sulphuric acid. Most of the alum powders are fraudulently sold as pure cream of tartar goods. The danger incurred, should such powders be substituted for the "Royal," will be apparent to every consumer. aliases assumed are many, among them being Bill Nye and Fish-Hook Bill. The photograph represents the colonel in Ins most familiar attitude of listening to some fish story that might possibly out rank his own or endanger his hard earn ed reputation in that line. A written confession of all his deeds of darkness is said to bo in the possession of the club, so no fears need te entertained in appro bending him. Information of his where abouts should be given at once to Hol stein Black, Holstein White, Bob Wal lace, Trout Fish, Pills-buries Vidal and Del'ew, Lightning Sanderson, Slippy .rim or lion. Dick Dickey, a member of the club from Wisconsin, who is responsi ble for the reward. From Tuesday's Dailv. Mr. aud Mrs. H. N. Shaw aro in F.irgo today. W. E. Dodge and wife returned to Fargo today, J. A. Montgomery, the accomplished clerk of court of Cass county, was a visi tor in Jamestown yesterday. The pupils in Mrs. Merry's room of the public schools are having a picuic in oueof the groves down tho river today. W. M. Jones received word Sunday that two of his brothers have recently died at Ithaca, New York. The deaths were only four days apart. W:n. M. Lloyd left yesterday afternoon for Grand Forks on business connected with the new loan andmortgage company of which he is general manager. During the summer the ladies of the Presbyterian aid society will serve ice cream every Saturday evening in the vacant room on Fifth avenue nest to Griffin & Co.'s shoe store. The Ladies' Missionary society of the Congregational church will give an ice cream and strawberry festival Thursday evening, June 26, in the vacant room on Fifth avenue next to R. C. Thorold's jewelry store. Proceeds to be used toward the new church. A lawn-social will be given by the ladies of Grace Episcopal church on Thursday evening from seven to ten o'clock, at the residence and grounds of Mrs. B. P. Tilden, adjoining the church. Great efforts are being made to ensure au enjoyable time. Capt. William McClelland loft to day for Chicago to attend the meet ing of the World's Fair commissioners and to be present at the banquet given them by the citizens of Chicago at the Palmer House June 20th. The banquet will bo one of the most elaborate affairs ever given in that city. Tickets for all ex cept guests are placet! at S15, a plate. Just twelve years ago tho Northern Pacific company purchased two second hand sleeping cars for its service to Bis marck. June 15tL the company have in service 55 sleepers and 24 dining cars,giv ing it the largest equipment of dining cars and the longest sleeping car line in the world, extending from Chicago to Tacoma. The noxious weed law of the last leg islature provides that "the time and manner of destroying such weeds shall be prescribed by township boards of su pervisors or by the board of county com missioners in counties which shall not be organized into townships, and the same shall be published at least two weeks in Bome newspaper published in the county." Owing to the heavy growth of weeds this season extra pre cautions ought to be taken to extermi nate them. Webb and Ernest Reed returned yes terday from Belvidere, Illinois, where they were called to attend the funeral of their brother, A. E. Reed, who was killed on the 16th inst., in a railroad accident near Elgin. The deceased was well known in Jamestown and for a time was a fireman on the Dakota division with headquarters here. J. J. Roper has a copy of the Belvidere Northwestern, which contains particulars of his death and funeral. A Northern Pacific engineer thinks the recent train robbery is the cause of the unusual Hood of tramps in Mandan all appearing to drop in at once. For a few days after the robbery they were all afraid to be seen along the line for fear of being arrested as the robbers, but now they are on the move again and have started in a body. When the passenger train pulls out of Dickinson a number of tramps can generally be seen strung along the track waiting to get on board when the train is going up hill. For a week after the train was held up not a single man was to be seen, but now the crowd that strings along the track to welcome the train is something astonish ing. All farmers not already subscribers to the weekly Al^ft can have the paper mailed to their address by calling at of fice and ordering same, payment for sub scription to be made after harvest. The Alert keeps abreast of the times by fur nishing morti general state and county news than any other weekly in the Jim River valley. The state and county cam paign promises to be more interesting than usual. Every reading farmer iu Stutsman county ought to keep himself posted through tho columns of the Alert. From Weaeneidav'eDaliv. Billy Reardou returned to Fargo yes terday. Two church sociables are announced for Thursday night and a third for Sat urday night of this week. Supt. McCabe and brother Will left yesterday efternoou forQuincy. Illinois, to attend the graduating exercises of the class of which their sister, Miss Mary, is a member. Miss Kennedy, an employee of the asylum, was called home to Ludden yes terday by the sudden death of a brother. Bishop Shanley is now in the Turtle Mountains investigating the condition of the Indians on the reservation. He spent Sunday in Jamestown. Mr. M. B. Coburn, who has been visit ing Captain McGinnis, left yesterday for West Superior and Duluth to look over those thriving cities. Mrs. Coburn will remain here during his absence. Miss Minnie Procter left this morning for St. Paul to consult Dr. Fulton, the famous oculist, after which she will pro ceed to Wisconsin to make a visit with friends in that state. Mr. Chancey Benjamin and Miss Tina Imadhal, both of this city, were married on the evening of June 21st, at the Lome of A. McKechnie, east of the city. Rev. E. H. Teall performed the ceremony. Last night was the time announced for the marriage of Mr. Ilarry Pierce, the popular head man in Strong & Chase's dry goods department, to Miss Lou Bon ham of St. Cloud, Minnesota. The members of Ft. Seward lodge A. O. U. W. and their friends with their families are having their annual picnic at Spiritwood lake today. The road to the lake was lined with teams going out all morning. It is estimated that 150 people are in attendance. The privileges of Barnes county hay lands are being advertised for sale in The Alert, help is wanted at Qlendive, agents for original package depots are desired by St. Paul parties—every body who wants to buy, barter, sell or obtain information advertises in The Alert. Estrayed.—One broncho iron gray mare, four years old, sickle brand on right hip also bay suckling colt. Ad dress any information to Wm. Ehlert, Sanborn, North Dakota. Lawn social tomorrow, Thursday even ing, from seven to ten o'clock, by the ladies of Grace Episcopal church on the grounds of Mrs. B. P. Tilden, adjoining the church. Choice supper and re freshments will be served at reasonable Jy trices. The Jamestown band has kind promised jto attend and perform dur ing the evening and there will be many other attractions.