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HARD ^ARE JAMESTOWN CITY AND VICINITY. From Thursday's Dally. Two backet shops have opened in Far go recently. Geo. Newton, who has been a confiden tial olerk for the Lloyds, goes to Superior to reside. Win. Walton and H. Vessey returned this morning from a trip to the Twin cities, and other points. Attorney Fredrus Baldwin went to Moorhead last night to take some testi mony in the Geo. Game case. Geo. Lenteine, brother-in-law of Capt. Inftraham, with whom he has been visit ing for some time, went north to New Rock ford this morning. Capt. Ingraham: My cook, R. Wilson, accompanied by bis wife, left yesterday for Moorhead. H. M. Phillips of Minne apolis, will in the future be our chef. Dr. Archibald left today on a two months leave of absence. He will attend clinic lectures and other professional studies, in New York City while absent. Walter Miller, head miller of the flour mills here, accompanied by Manager F. Chapman of the Valley City mills, re turned this morning from a short busi ness trip. The chapel car, "Evangel," was towed in to this station behind the Dakota exprees this morning. Stops were made at Casselton, Wheatland and other points east of here. The late period of mild weather is re ported to have rendered the country roads poor. Where they are not bare they are filled with holes and rough, making travel by team tedious. The A. O. U. W. at Fargo was in creased by the addition of 139 new mem bers this week. Jamestown has the first order in size in the state, and Aberdeen the first in size in the Dakotas. Collector Hixon: Machinery collec tions are occasionally made now days, but not muob. more than what it takes to p.:y expenses. We are satisfied with mg a little cash, and securing accounts. A gentleman of Philadelphia, who recently began an acquaintance with The Weekly Alert, in writing to have the address changed to his city residence, says: "We like the paper very muoh." Miss May Gleason of Spiritwood, gives a party tp a number of her young friends this evening. Eight couples of young folks left for Spiritwood this afternoon intending to return on the early morning train. Chas. DeLaire returned this morning from an eastern trip, nhich included, among other points, Montreal. When interrogated in regard to the condition of trade in the east, he tersely remarked Mr. Geo. W. JSfM All Run Down "A Caw JMTI ago my health failed, sad 1 BOM oiled Mveral physicians. Hoi one eoold dwlf diagnose my cut and their medicine tailed to give relief. I commenced to take Hood's Hsrsaparllia. Fran an all ran down condition I navo been restored to good bealtlk Hood's^Cures •oemerty I weighed 135 pounds, now! balance GO scales at 176 poundi? aio. W. TWIST, Oofcma, Waotbara Co., Wb. People want staple groceries and want them cheap. Sugar, Coffee and Flour, Are the sellers now. It is our purpose to make quick work of the large stock of these goods we have on hand. OUR SUGAR was bought at the lowest point it ever reached in the history of the grocery busi ness. We will give OUR trade the benefit of this low price, although there has been a sharp advance since we bought. Come in and see us and learn what we have to propose to you in buying SUGAR. Churchill & Webster. KiT*Javanese Coffee and Pure Cream Tartar Baking Powder are pure goods at honest prices, that it wa» "duller than ." There is evidently some local cause for the prevailing sickness in Grand Forks. Some have ascribed it to the water, but physicians say it is la grippe. There are hundreds sick, it is reported, and the Y. M. C. A. officials ask for assistance to care for them. Thos. Minear was called out six miles northeast of the city, last night by the serious illness of hia father, John Minear Sr. He has been ill for some time past with grippe and recently has suffered a relapse. His son William, who also has been down with the same malady, is re ported as rapidly improving. Fargo Forum: Chas. Porter, the florist, has been some weeks at his mother's, in Jamestown, who is sick, then went to St. Paul and'from there is back to Fargo. He expects to open his green house in March and be ready for the spring flower business with the coming of spring. Mr. Porter lost a deal of money in the Llovd's bank. Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Blewett enter tained a few friends last night, at their pretty home on Main street. ^Six-handed euchre was the chief diversion of the evening, and the game thoroughly enjoy ed by all. The hospitality of the hoBts was augmented by an elegant lunch at the close of the card games, as an appro priate finishing touoh to the entertain ment of the evening. Eugene Mattison, son of Express Agent Mattison, who visited in the city last summer, on his way east from Missoula, Mont., where he had'been em ployed in the Northern Pacific shops, has recently secured a lucrative position at the government arsenal and depot at Bock Island, 111., as machinist. The position is an excellent one, with good ohances for promotion. Eight hours constitute a day's work, andj the pay is regular. Notwithstanding the natural efforts to conceal from outsiders the true state of the present epidemic in^Grand Folks, details are creeping out. A resident of that city, here today, declared the state ment that any 10 or 12 deaths had occur red in his city during one night wholly false. The deaths, he admitted might run at the rate of 2 or 3 per day, but any man who said that the amount was 4 or 5 was a "liar." He admitted that there were about 500 cases of sickness in the city. An illustration of the depreciation in personal property like stock, occurred last week. W. L. Constans, a farmer of to the county, turned over the receiver of the Lloyd's bank, four horses and a colt, held is security on a note given to the bank. Among the horses was a stal lion, aud tbe animals ordinarily would have brought 8350 or $400. They sold, however, for a total of 8135.55, and .the expenses of the sale—board of stock for a week, and sheriff fees, and other ex penses—amounted to $31.50. If Mr. Constans had kept the stock until spring be might have realized consider ably more, and he was urged, to do so. There is no demand for horses at this time, however, from any quarter. Bev. and Mrs. Byan publish the follow ing card in the Grand Forks News: It having been published that *e as a fam ily were in such destitute circumstances as to be in need of charity, we desire to say that the statement bad not the least foundation in fact, and is altogether false. We greatly appreciate the kind ness of those who took the occasion of tbe surprise party lately held at our res idence to leave tokens of their good will, bnt we have a fall assurance that they were not left because it was felt that we were in need. If, by the reverses of for tune, we shall be sour fortunate as to be come in need of oharity, we shall not Lesitate to make our case known to our friends in Grand Forks and elsewhere. From Friday's Daily. Highest price paid for county and city warrants. W. B. S. Trimble. Al. Stewart, the grocery salesman, was putting in his missionary work today for honey cured hams. Cards announce that Mr. and Mra. Geo. Eager will be "at home" to their friends after February 16th. It was reported that tbe Headquarters hotel bad again caught fire last night, but as usual refused to burn. Tbe annual supply of ioe for the Glad atone is now being stored in the ice house located in tbe rear of the hotel. Tbe building holds 120 tons. Tbe concensus of opinion on the street today seems to be that the winter Beason of dullness is now a long ways from be ing in an embryotio state. The winter so far has proved|easy one on stock. Many of tbe warm days have permitted oattle and horses to remain out of doors, and do some ranging near shelter. The rear office in tbe James Biver National bank has been greatly im proved and made lighter by tbe removal of the glass front desk and rearranging of furniture. Today was pay day in this city for tbe railroad employes, a day earlier than usual. The oar went to Fargo in tbe afternoon and tomorrow will pay off the men in that city. John O. Dwyer of Ft. Yates, was a passenger east last evening to St. Paul. Mr. Dwyer, it is understood, is desirous of securing a position as Indian agent at some western post. Dr. McLachlin of New Bockford, is in New York city engaged in attending medical lectures. He will be joined by Dr. Archibald. Their address is the Grand Union hotel. While absent from the hospital Dr. Moore will be in charge, professionally. M. B. Leavitt's spectacular production, Spider and Fly," which will shortly ap pear here, is one of the best shows of the season. The company presenting this costly extravaganza is an entirely new one, and was recruited abroad especially for this production. Dick Giese: Will have put up about 1,100 tons of ice by the time I finish fill ing the Gladstone job. Have been at it about a month and never, it seems to me, has the work cost more. For some unknown reason the ice would not "split" and had to employ two extra sawyers. Baggageman John Flaherty: Down in LaMonre county they have a society called the "owl," which is afording a great deal of amusement to]the members. Meetings occur about every two weeks, or oftener, and tbe house of a member will be swooped down on by the society and a night made of it. Whatever may be desired in the way of refreshments are brought along and a big time ensues until tbe break of day. No one knows where the next place of meeting is going to be. The friends and acquaintances of Mr. Frank Tucker, formerly of Carrington and Jamestown, will be interested to know that he was married in New York yesterday, to a oharming woman, Felicia Murray, of that city. Fiom a descrip tion of tbe bride, outlined by a critical and discriminating friend, it is known that she is a beautiful and accomplished girl, and a delightful companion for any man. Mr. Tucker's friends in North Dakota warmly congratulate him, desir ing his unbounded prosperity and all tbe happiness that can be pressed into tbe cup of mortals. Tomorrow the chapel car Evangel leaves for Bismarck and Mandan, after which a stop on the return trip will be made at Sanborn. This is not tbe only car put to religious use by the Baptist society, there being one on tbe Pacific coast engaged in tbe same service. This method of conducting services is novel and acceptable, and it is intended that two more cars be put on the road next summer. The headquarters of the society is at 1420 Chestnut street, Philadelphia. Mr. Sowers, the manager of the chapel car, has an order from General Manager Kendrick instructing the employee of the road to attach his car to any train and carry him and companions to any point they may wish to go. Also an order from the supenntendent of tele grap ordering all agents and operators to transmit any messages Mr. Sowers may wish to send. All this is to be "without money and without price, and as fabulously free as milk in the New Jerusalem." From Saturday's Daily. Veterinarian Moore was called to Val ley City, professionally. Mr. and Mra. F. B. Fancher are antici pating a trip to the California Mid-winter Fair. U. S. Marshal Price expects to torn over bis office in a month or two to his successor. Ramsey county offers a bounty of 2 cents for gopher taila in April and] May, and one in June. The amount of money to be distribut ed in tbe first payment of the Lloyds dividend is about 934,500. Goodsill will make special low prices for CASH on wood, until what we now have .m hand is closed out. MMrried, at Valley City, Jan. 17th, \liss Mary Whipple to Mr. A. E. Couley, both of Spiritwood. The county commissioners are in ses sion today auditing and allowing billa occasioned by the last term of court. Steward Lovell: We have not received a patient so rar this week. But they will come in next week to keep the average up, I gueso. Very few farmers or their teams were to be Been on the streets today, the dis agreeable condition of tbe weather keep ing them at home. It is reported at Bismarck that ex-Sen ator Pierce is to return there and take charge of tbe Tribune, and get into poli tics of the state again Small-pox is prevalent in eastern towns and cities and the question agitating some of the communities down there ia, "Where ia the best place to be vaccinat ed?" The fall of snow last night has*greatly improved tbe sleighing which lately baa been poor. It is especially welcome to the draymen and others who haul heavy loads. R. E. Wallace: Received a letter ys terday stating that death of Col. Wallace, my father, occurred from heart disease after a abort illness. At his request he was buried at Phoenix, Ariz. At one time yesterday afternoon it looked as if there would be a very good item of news in Justice Bigelow's court, of local interest, but "one (was afraid to and t'other daaen't" and tbe case was thrown out. A room burned out in the servants quarters in tbe Headquarters hotel at ^Fargo, Thursday night. The firemen put out tbe bl z« without trouble and the hotel atill proves its indestructibility, like the Northern Pacific depot here. The lamp in the postoffice, over the public desk near the door, was stolen re cently by some one evidently much in need of light. Postmaster Smith would like it returned. He also states that pen holders and pens are carried off as fast as they can be put out for public UBe. The Dawson Times says that in the last wolf bunt near that place the three grey bounds of Dr. DePuy did their part nobly, easily overtaking his wolfship and one instance killing their quarry. Two of the dogs have been purchased by Daw son parties, and recently killed two wolves. Paul E. Thomson, son of Rev. Thom son of the Presbyterian church, is an organist of much skill, and will assist in the musical service of the church in a portion of the program. He is but 15 years of age, reading difficult music readily and executing it remarkably well for a lad of his years. John S. Lings of Minneapolis, has ar rived to make an examination of tbe books of tbe Lloyds National bank. He is here on the recommendation of Exam iner Thome and by direction of the comptroller. Mr. Lings is an expert bookkeeper and a man of experience in the banking business. The next James Biver Valley Fair is going to be a greater success than ever and the managers intend keeping that fact before state. The Fair will occur Sept. 26, 27, 28 and 29. Prominent dealers and stockmen outside of the state are being corresponded with, and a special internet worked up for tbe fair from that quarter. J. F. Merry: The North American Live Stock company of Dickinson, has paid a dividend of 12 per cent. The company has a capital stock of 8150,000, and there are seveul parties here invest igating the merits of the enterprise with the object of becoming financially inter ested. We raise cattle and horses for the market, and have advantages in ranges and climate that are not excelled anywhere. 1 expect that four or five parties in Jaoaestown will take some of the stock. Some of the best men in the state are interested in the company. A good sized delegation of the young folks of this city went out to Eldridge last evening, to listen to the debate on the momentous question, by Eldridge literary society, "Resolved, That farming in North Dakota is a failure." Besides two or three sleigh loads were several single rigs and all report having had a very pleasant time,including a delightful ride. The question relating to the re munerative occupation of farming was decided in the negative. The debate was preceded and followed by declama tions, songs and recitations. Receiver Johns »n is greatly interested in the artesian well advantages which the James River valley enjoys. He says, "You people here have almost unlimittd power for almost all kinds of machinery and for many kinds of manufacturing plants, and do not realize the benefits that will undoubtedly come from a more general u&e of the arte sian force that underlies this valley. I was in South Dakota when'one of the big wells was struck there, and tbe force of the stream greatly impressed me with the possibilities it contained for motive power, as well as for water supply and irrigation. The towns in the Jim river valley should run their electric light plants by water power and save tbe margin which a foreign company will get if the lighting is done by steam power or by private contract." From Monday's Daily. Barry Ingraham returned today from a ten days trip to the Twin Cities and to Brainerd. The Ole Olson company have request ed a date at the opera house, probably for tbe 10th of February. Miss Saidee Davidson, who has been ill at Fargo for some time past rith a combination of grippe and tbe Red river fever, is reported as rapidly improving. There are sixty-eight musical numbers in the "Spider and Fly," all of which were especially composed for this mag nificent spectacle. Soon to be seen here. The thermometer has shown great per sistency today in staying in the near vicinity of twenty degrees below, and very few people were found standing around out doors. Will Tubbs: I slopped a farmer's team on the street Saturday. The horseB were getting under good headway to run away and do a lot of damage. The owner never said "Thank you." Major Lyon: Received word from T. S. Wadsworth that he is liable to return to Jamestown almost any day. He states that the health of Mrs. Wadsworth, bis mother, is excellent in the climate of southern California, at LOB Angeles. Col. Geo. P. Sanford of Lansing, Mich, who has made several trips to North Da kota on land business and who was a prominent Grand Army man, died at his home Jan. 7th, of paralysis. He was one of the best known editors, speakers and politicians in Michigan. Landlord Stone, who has purchased tbe Commercial hotel, expeotB to put it 10 firstclass shape for the traveling pub lic. He understands the businees of hotel keeping, and has made a success of both that and tbe restaurant business since coming to Jamestown. The St. Paul Globe aays that Col. Hare of Bismarck and Andrew Blewett of this this place, have fixed up differences and will give each other a fair deal in the race for tbe surveyor general appoint ment. Mr. Blewett went to Washington last week to look after his chances. From Tuesday's Vailv. Attorney Sanford spent yesterday in Valley City. Mrs. Geo. Game and child left last evening for Moorhead. Tbe members of the Baptist church are talking of giving a social Friday evening. Ceil Meredith of Casselton, expects to leave the first of next month for a trip to Cuba. Rev. J. R. McConnehey of Fargo, ia in the city today looking after waifs—home less children. The Rebekabs will give asocial next Tuesday night for members of the 1. O. O. F. and ladies. Edgeley Sentinel: Mr. L. W. Smith of Jamestown, was here this week look ing up a location for a flour mill. The thermometer touched 30 degrees below last night and today has refused to mount higher than 20 degrees below nothing. Mr. Hnd Mrs. Summerfeldt of Port land, N. D., and Miss Hamilton of For est, Ont., are tbe guests of Dr. F. E. Thorold. A new fire bell for Fargo has proved to be a failure—can't be heard. The old reliable Northern Pacific switoh engine whistle is yet relied upon. The weather today has been extremely cold and the wind persistent. Extra fires, and keeping close in the house pre vail with the citizen and family. It is proposed to get Mrs. Nettle, a well known costumer of Minneapolis, to bring an assortment of costumes for rent for tbe masquerade ball Jan. 31. John Stand, a Sisseton Indian, accom panied by his sister, are camped in the depot today. He is on his way from the Sisseton to the Ft. Totten reservation. \V. W. Thayer and W. C. Middleton, the veteran Milwaukee sboemen who for twelve years past have been on the road in company, are "doing" the city today. The large jewelry store of Ed Sunberg of Fargo, has been closed by c-editors. Jewelry and diamonds are not largely sought after in periods of 45 cent wheat. Martin Pederson, a former Jamestown resident, but now of Harvey, spent yes terday and today in the city. Bnsiuess in his locality he reports as not rushing at present. Carrington loses one grocery bouse and a ne\v one takes its place, the pro prietor. Mr. Buchanan, purchasing the first stock from Geo. R. Newell it (Jo., through "Baby" Beals. Mr. Fisher, a gentleman from South Dakota, is in Jamestown with the inten tion, it is said, of locating permanently and engaging in the business of farm loans. He has secured rooms at the Thompson house. The two buffaloes shipped from Cas selton to the Mid-winter fair at San Francisco went thro' by express for 8100. The freight would have been nearly as tnucb. They were in a box car attached to the regular passenger train. A bulletin recently received by Agent Spurling states that after tbe first of February the Northern Pacific will insti tute the plan of limiting all round trip tickets to thirty days. Heretofore such tickets have been without limit. A. L. Parsons of Sykeston, is in the city today looking up trade in Koal-spar, a chemical preparation which consumes and utilizes all the vitality there is in coal. It is said to be especially valuable wben used in conjunction with the lig nite. making it do tbe service of coal of a superior quality. The Ladies Aid society of the Presby terian church will tender a reception to their pastor and family, Friday even ing, January 26th, at tke church, from S to 11 o'clook. All members of the ohurch and congregation are cordially invited* The reception is postponed to that date from this evening, owing to the severity of tbe weather. Secretary Grant of tbe railroad 'com missioners, was a passenger east last evening from Bismarck to Fargo. In speaking of tbe "prevalent" malady at Grand Forks, he stated that tbe flower of tbe youth of the city were being car ried off. The disease is no respeotor of persons and high and low, rich and poor were alike affected. Dealer in supplies: It may be very well to boast about closing up a few blind pigs for a while, but I don't see where the city is benefitted in running people out of town who are residents that spend their money and help keep alive business bere for others. The people who live in Jamestown and pay the taxes certainly want to keep all the families here they can. instead of forcing them to go somewhere else. It does the town no good. Prom WeaoesdftT'a Dalit. Alfred Dickey is talking of a California trip for a couple of months. There have been no applications for charity in Logan county to date. The sole question that is now agitating the masculine mind hereabouts is will they fight? Kerouene has gone up three cents in the local market at tbe behest of the Standard Oil Co. Gov. Shortndge, whose health is not of the best, expects to spend a day or two in Jamestown soon. Jeweller R. E. Thorold was down to the store this afternoon for the first time this week. Has been under the weather with a cold. Oscar Seiler: Received a card from Grand Forks stating that Rev. Ryan is down with the fever. Was taken sick about a week ago and is quite siok at present. His son Charlie, who has been quite ill, is a little better. M. R. Davis and family left last nigbt for Dennison, Ohio, where tbey will make their home for some time. Mr. Davis for 6ome time past has been a switchman in the yards at this station. Lieut, and Mrs. Day of Bismarck, have joined the regiment of the former, now located at Ft. Assiniboin^. Lieut. Day has been a resident of tbe capital city for several years and both he and wife are well known here. Chief McGregor has been doctoring up a "colored gentleman," who came in from the west the other evening with both feet frost bitten. A free application of arnica and a pair of wool boots is rapidly bringing him around for use on the road again. J. R. McConnehey: You can say that we have a half a dozen boys for whom we would like good homes. The boys are from twelve to sixteen years of age and each able and willing to earn his board. They are bright, active fellows aDd only need some one to take an in terest in them to make good citizens. E. M. Sanford: Owing to hard times, quite a number of railroad boys are be ing garnisheed. Unless there is a mer itorious defense, I have advised tbe boys to pay up. There is no doubt but what all those garnishment cases can be de feated, but it would cost the boys more than the amount garnisheed, in most of the cases, to do so. The Fargo lodge, A. 0. U. W„ now claims to be the largest in the state, and in the two Dakotas. At the last meet ing 102 members were initiated, bringing the total membership up to 3G9 243 members were added in eight days. The Jamestown lodge, of the same order, numbers well over 300 me'ubers, and is growing fast. It is the second largest in tbe two Dakotas, with the Aberdeen lodge third place. M. J3. Leavitt's magnifieiect sppctacn lar production Spider ami Fly. will be the attraction at the ope" house. Mon day, JaD. 2J), for on night only. This is tbe most complete and costly organization traveling nd have been induced by Manager to stop over here one night on their wjfy to San Fran cisco where they open a season of S weeks duriue the Midwinter fair. This company comprise 50 people Photographer Judd: The manage ment of the asylum is getting a new optical lantern for tbe pmusernent of the patients, and have ordered a quan tity of slides from kodak negatives taken by Dr. Archibald. There is likely to be a great deal of nmusement created when they are thrown on tbe screen. A num ber of prominent citizens have been oaught in peculiar and various attitudes by the kodak. Many views are taken in and around the asylum, and on Dr. Archibald's hunting trips. One or two experienced nurses here have offered their servioes to tbe Grand Forks sufferers. Tbe danger of the malady seems fully considered, although tbe exact nature of it is not known, apparently, at the Forks itself. The News, there, says "the city council got to gether and appropriated 8500, or so much as may be necessary to find out what is killing us. A professor of baoteriology at Ann Arbor, has agreed to tell tbe city dads for $25. The balance might be well spent by tbe city officers cleaning up and ventilating blocks, hotels and homes. The seeds of death were planted bere two summers ago."