REDUCED TO $1.50 YttR.
Owing to the closeness of the
times the price ot the Weekly
Alert will be reduced to $1.50
per year from and after this
date. The superiority of the
paper will be strictly maintained
in every respect.
All delinquent subscribers,
paying- in full to date, and a year
in ad%'ance, before Nov. 1st, will
be entitled to the benefit of re
duction in price.
The Messrs. Brown have about fin
ished shock work and will now take
another swing around the circle et the
headed grain, which is the main crop.
Li. Mastin furnishes the first job of that
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Withnel were down
from town Sunday to visit J. Withnel's
Misses Mellie Withnell and Bertha
"Carter have returned to town to com
mence school with the beginning of the
A wide-spread prairie fire along oui'
west threatened us with annihilation
Sunday. It somewhat interrupted
church Bervioe, especially the contribu
tion part of it, in one instance.
No ooe has as vet made use of tbe
posts the school board furnished No. 5,
but one man was heard to remark he
hat! a "prions notion of so doing. Hope
he will think to untie his team before he
gets home with them.
The prairie fire has set everybody
husdin? breaks, and it is time such mat
ters were attended to. The late frosts
have fitted the prairies up in fine shape
for a conflagration.
Sept. 3. CLEM.
Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Chadduck,
Aug. 17. a daughter.
G. W. Smith, Ira Nowland and J.
Kennedy came out from town last week
to enjoy a day's hunt.
Friends and old neighbors of Mr« and
Mrs. Stanaway sympathize with them in
the sad loss of their baby daughter.
Mrs. Tremaine. who for some time
past has been living with Mrs. Beau
mont, ha6 gone to Montana.
Threshing operations are now in full
blast. Brekke & Leisch commenced
lasc week, beginning with Fntzof Falck's
grain north of here.
Tbe Misses Corneille and Minnie
Barrett made oalls in this vicinity last
week. Miss Minpie will now return to
Jamestown to attend the high school
during the fall term.
Miss Nellie Davis is teaching the Bu
chanan school a few days during the ill
nets of the teacher.
The Misses Posey of Jamestown spent
a few days with their sister last week.
Crops in this vicinity are turning out
much better than expected.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Cbas. Marvin is one of the lucky
farmers this year. Has threshed a little
over 30 aores of his crop and has 700
buBhels of wheat from it.
THE OTHEB PARROT.
Tbe prairie fire which has been rag
ing over in the bills for several days
crossed the Pipe Stem Tuesday after
noon during the heavy gale from the
west, and only by tbe combined efforts
of the Brekke and Leish threshing crew
and neighbors with gang plows, was the
wheat fields saved in that vicinity.
The fire swept through J. A. Buchanan's
tree claim and wiped up a few of his
wheat shocks before it was headed off.
It is a timely warning for people to be
Last Tuesday Ovc. Johnsun was
united in marraige to Mrs. E. Sorenson
Rev. £. £. Saunders officiating. We
don't think that was fair, Ove, to keep
that affair so mum.
While'Miss Louise Brekke was absent
from school on the sick list, Miss Nellie
O. C. Christopherson is again on the
grounds buying wheat and shipping it in
Miss Cornelia Barrett and sister Min
le were callers in the neighborhood last
A Watermelon Social.
The Pingree, North Dakota, Sunday
school will give a watermelon social
next Wednesday evening, Sept. 11th.
All are cordially invited to be present.
The proceeds are to be given to the
ministers of our churches.
Bv order Committee.
No. 1 hard, per bu
No. 1 northern
No. 2 northern
No. 3 northern
"Belle'\ per 100 lbs
"A Patent", per 100 lbs
"Golden Northwest," per 100 lb3
Bran, per 100 lbs
Shorts, per 100 lbs
Batter, per lb., no demand
Eggs. per dozen, good demand.
Potatoes, new, per bushel
Several loads good hay highest price
paid. Call at Alert office.
The Milwaukee Judge Had No
Jurisdiction Over Northern
So Decides the Court at Seattle.
Receivers Must File
To the Charges of Maladminis
tration Made by President
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 4.—By the de
cision of Judge Gilbert, concurred in by
Judge Hanford, Receivers Oiikes, Payne
and Rouse must appear in the United
States court for the Northern district of
Washington in this citf- Oct. 2 and de
fend themselves against the charges of
maladministration brought by Brayton
Ives, president of the Northern Pacific.
The opinion of Judge Gilbert was read
in court and the opinion of Judge Han
ford was filed late in the afternoon. The
receivers are each ordered to file in this
court a bond of $100,000 also a report of
their actions from the time of the last
report confirmed by Judge Jenkins up
to the present. It is held that the acts
of the receivers are not invalid and the
$5,000,000 receivers' certificates are valid
liens as soon as confirmed by the re
spective courts. By the decision the
question of jurisdiction is settled and
the court here becomes the court of
primary jurisdiction, settling the ques
tion of collateral attack. The second
part of the Ives application will come up
at the hearing of the order to show
cause, and the question of fact as to
whether the receivers have been lax in
the administration of the trust estate
will be opened.
Jenkins Had X» Jurisdiction.
Judge Gilbert says: "The actual pos
session of the property of the ij^olveiit
corporation by the first court, through
its receivers, could extend no further
than the limit of that court's jurisdic
tion. The rights the receivers are ac
corded, in courts whose jurisdiction is
exterior to that of initial proceedings,
have their basis in comity. Such comity
rests upon the fact that another court is
in the actual possession of a portion of
the property, which cannot be well
segregated, and which is to the best in
terests for all concerned required to be
managed by a single system. Here,
however, it is shown that, at
the time of filing the applica
tion to remove the receivers, there
is no part of the railroad hue
of the Northern Pacific within the juris
diction of the court which first appoint
ed them, and that there is in that dis
trict no personal property held in re
ceivership. It follows, from this state
of fact, that the court is powerless to
make an order whicli affects in any way
the management or possession of any
property of the corporation. No fore
closures of said mortgages can be had,
no possession to a purchaser can he giv
en, until the courts which have the act
ual possession of said railroad shall con
READY TO PROSECUTE.
Insurance Companies Preparing tlie Case
KANSAS CITY, Sept. 4.—Attorneys for
the insnrance companies interested have
drawn up the information that will be
lodged against Dr. Fraker, the insurance
s^vindler, arrested near Duluth, when
he reaches here Wednesday morning.
Dr. Fraker, when he reaches here, will
be taken direct to Ray county and lodged
in jail there, and it is in the criminal
court of that county that he will be
prosecuted. Uncle Jake Crowley, James
Triplet and George Harvey, who swore
they saw Dr. Fraker drown, will be ar
rested on the charge of perjury.
Suit will be begun at once against the
heirs to recover the insurance money
MENACE TO PEACE.
Emperor William'* Sedan Speeches Con
demned as UangeruiM.
LONDON, Sept. 4.—In a leading article
The Globe expresses the opinion that
the German celebrations endanger the
peace of Europe. The tone of the Ber
lin press, says The Globe, has been of
fensive, and such as to needlessly wound
the feelings of the French people. The
emperor, it continues, has allowed him
self, on more than one occasion re
cently, to use language which is at least
capable of being misunderstood, and
while it is not believed that he desires
war, his utterances are assuredly not
such as to further peace.
The Germans of London celebrated
Sedan day with an excursion to Epping
Forest on Sunday, and with a feast and
a commers at the German Athenaeum.
ABEHDEEN, S. D., Sept. 4.—The case
against A. H. Garfield for rape came up
Monday on preliminary examination.
The defendant waived examination,
however, and was held to the December
term of the circuit court in bonds of
$750. It is expected his father in Wis
consin will furnish a bond and the ac
cused will be liberated.
Trades Unions Congress.
CARDIFF, Wales., Sept. 4.—When the
trades union congress resumed its sit
tings, the president, John Jenkins, de
livered his formal address, at the con
clusion of which the American delegates,
Samuel Gompers and P. J. Magnire,
were conducted to the
ice was greet
with much ap-
LIGNITE IN FOSTER.
Report of a Good Vein Found
In Digging a Well Near
General Local Items of the
Day From Street and
J. H. Roberts, while digging a well
about three mileB from Carrington, last
week, struck a good vein of extra fiDe
lignite coal, samples of which have been
brought to tbe city. The vein was
found at a depth of 34 feet. If it proves
to be of auy extent, the fine quality of
the fuel will make it a valuable find.
Further investigation ie being made.
Monthly Council Meeting.
The oily council transacted consider
able business Monday night and allowed
the following accounts:
Severn, clerk of court's fees, 81 20
Alfred Steel, insurance, $11.75 BD
Merry, labor for city, $3 Merry,
labor on streets, $15 Meiry, labor
for city, $2.25 Gus Ehngrenr, labor on
streets, $15 Kirk & Allen, hardware,
S2.65 A W Dewey, meals for prisoners,
82.15 A Walsh, dreying, 75c
Sorenson, hauling fire apparatus, 35
Bensch Bros., labor and material, $5.75
Kellerac fc Past, sprinkling, 825
Eager, repairs to water mains, $8 W
Smith, police service, $60 Wm Klein,
sails, $1.92 Daily Capital, stationery,
$7.50 Fellows, loaded clubs, $2.25
Jamestown Electric Light Co., lights
for August. 8104. 1 otal, $273.17.
rebate on water rent of $3 was al
lowed H. B. Wood, and 870.47 reported
as three months collections for April,
May and June water rentals. August
licenses collected amounted to 8268, and
a city balance on hand, reported, of
SI,204. The Klaus & Rattinger franchise
asked for the Erection of poles, &c„ for
electric light failed to pass the thirB
reading. A curfew ordinance requiring
children under 1G years of age
to keep off city streets after 9 p. in.
without accompanied by parents was in
troduced and will be finally considered
at another meeting. A resolution to do
some additional grading on Fourth
avenue was lost. The electric light com
pany offered to provide one additional
street lamp for free use of city water.
The light was asked for at Main street
and Fifth avenue by a petition of mer
chants and others, but its location left
to the electric light committee with
power to act. It was suggested that
Main and Fifth avenue be a more desir
The city tax levy for the ensuing year
as made by the council last night was:
General fund $ 2,000 00
School fund 11,000 00
Street and bridge fund 850 GO
Interest account 1,276 00
Sinking fund 250 00
This is over $1,000 less than last year's
Herman Gieseler has been appointed
deputy city clerk.
The divorce case of Bentley vs. Bent
ley was before udge Hose this after
noon Tbe parties reside in the state.
Tbe court has sentenced Beery Page
convicted of forgery to a year's imprison
ment. Judge Bose stated to the prisoner
that his efforts in aiding Jailor Potter
during the recent attempt of Geo. Ash
ley, to break jail would be taken into
consideration and the sentence made
lighter on that account. The plan of
the prisoners who attempted to escape
was, it is believed, to kill Potter if neces
sary Page lays his troubles to whisky
and the judge gave him some good advice
and secured a promise from him to let
the stuff alone hereafter.
One black dehorned cow, Aug. 18th.
Balch Bros., 29-138 67. P. O. James
Views ot Courtcnay.
Photographic views —9j11 inches—
of Courtenay and Wimbledon, first ever
taken, for sale at this office—50c. each.
Threshing Engine for Sale.
For sale cheap, or trade for stock of
any kind, one 12 horse power threshing
engine. Enquire of Orin Carter, eec. 28,
64, twp. 138, Jamestown postoffice.
Fire Completed the Work.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4.—Fire has de
stroyed the last hope of recovering any
of the valuable cargo of the steamer
Bawnmore, which went ashore on the
Oregon coast last Wednesday. The mer
chandise in the hold has been burning
for three days and the ship is said to be
a total loss. The Bawnmore was owned
Fsllire in Louisville.
LOUISVILLE, Sept. 4.—Henry M.Wolfe
& Co., one of the largest wholesale
clothing firms in the South, filed a deed
of assignment at noon in the county
clerk's office. The firm owes $200,003
to $250,000, and have assets which they
believe will exceed that sum.
HIM Been Spoiled.
TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 4.—Kansas
weather crop bulletin: lu the Eastern
division much hay ha, been spoiled
during the week bv rain, and the damp
weather keeps the fern i.nii gra^s green.
Fruit is abundant and fine. The third
crop of alfalfa is being harvested along
the Arkansas river.
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E. M. Chase,
Insurance Companies Taking Action In
the Fraker Affair.
LIBERTY, MO., Sept. 4.—The news of
the finding of Dr. Fraker at Tower,
Minn., created considerable excitement
here. Attorneys for the insurance com
panies served notice on the Commercial
bank, Probate Judge Fowler and once
the clerk of Judge Lincoln, executor of
Fraker's will, that they would apply for
an injunction before United States
Judge Foster, enjoining them from pay
ing out any money. Judge Lincoln is
FIFTY WERE INJURED.
Wild Engine Plunges Into a Crowded
Kxciu-nioii Train Near Brooklyn.
BKOOKLYX, .Sept. 4.— An appalling
railroad accident occurred at 3:10 p. m.
near Wonrtlawn station of the Sea Beach
railway, in which 50 people were in
jured. While Train No. '6, drawing 1?
rill's, which were crowded'almost to suf
focation by excursionists, was standing
at the Woodlawn station, a wild cat
engine came thundering along and
crashed into the rear car, telescoping it.
The car was full of passengers, most of
whom came from New York. Many
people saw the engine tearing along and
jumped from the train and thus saved
The runaway engine dashed into the
rear car, smashing it into kindling wood
and burying men, women and children
beneath it. There was a mad rush of
surging humanity from the train.
Scarcely lndf a dozen people kept their
heads or were able to render assistance
to the injured. Patrolman Kelly, who
was on duty at the station, turned in
nevt r.il a:u usance dls, and five ambu
lances from Ihe surrounding hospitals
promptly responded. In the meantime
tbe woodwork cf the wrecked carriage
caught fire and was R..on in a blaze.
l'\ ur ars were completely destroyed be
fore lb" truii hands wero able to mi
couple tbeta, ami four cars were k
scoprd by the coili-aon. Most of the in
jured were taken to the hospitals, and
soveral will pre bably die.
OUR stocks are now replete with all the latest novelties—eyery
department is loaded with new goods. In the Oroeery Department
we are showing the largest and best stock to be found.
"We guarantee every article in this
department to be the very best that can
be made. We challenge all competi
tion. A trial purchase will convince
you of this.
At Least One Insuance Man Be
lieves Nothing Will Be Done
Fraker Had Not Claimed Nor Re
ceived Any of the Insurance
Injunctions Will Be Asked to
Prevent Further Payment
KANSAS CITY, Sept. 4.—A gentleman
prominently connected with one of the
insurance companies victimized by
Fraker does not take a confident view of
the situation. He said:
"It is very unlikely that Fraker can
be held on auy charge. He disappeared,
but he never put in a claim for any life
insurance. The insurance has been paid,
but there is not any proof that he re
ceived a cent, nor tried to get a cent.
The money was paid without any actual
proof of death. It can never be proven
that Fraker actually put up a job to de
fraud the companies without his own
admission, and even if it was proven,
nothing could be recovered, on account
of the manner in which the money has
been distributed among the heirs.
1 2 and 1 3 Chamber of Commerce,
NOT GOVZN.MMENT LAND.
Important Case Decitiod ly the Secretary
of the Interior.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4.—The acting
secretary of the interior has rendered
three important decisions regarding the
ownership of immensely valuable accre
tion lands lying south of the Chicago
river, in the City of Chicago. The gist
of the decisions are that the land does
not belong to the United States govern
ment, but probably does belong to the
State of Illinois.
The first case is that of George W.
Streeter and P. T. Johnson, who ap
plied to make homestead entries of about
150 acres of land lying on both sides of
the Chicago river at its mouth in Lake
Not Government Land.
It is a point of land filled in by dump
ing between the meander line, estab
lished by the government survey in
1821, and the present water line. John
son claims to have lived there in a
house built on piles fcr 16 years, and
Streeter claims to have been wrecked
there in 1886 and to have lived there for
two years. Technically this laud is
part of sections a and 10, of township
88, and these sections, the secretary
says were selected by the state in 1827
for canal purposes under authority of
an act of congress.
The secretary says 1 he State of Illinois
owns the lands under the navigable
waters cf Lake Michigan within its lim
its, and that filling in by any person or
corporation not the owners of shore land
gives tliem no riparian rights. In any
case, lie says, the government has no
title and therefore could convey none to
any claim-tint. The other cases are sim
The Minnesota Commission Will Have
Many to Choose From.
ST. PAUL, Sept. 4.—New sets of plans
for the new capitol will be received by
the capitol commission next Monday.
The competition will close Monday
night. It is evident from the notifica
tions received by the commission that a
large munlier of architects of high stand
ing will enter the competition who did
not submit plans at the first contest.
The commission has been notified of at
least 40 sets of plans that will
be submitted. There may be and prob
ably will be, a greater number than
this, but as many as 40 have already
responded to the request of the commis
sion to send in a notification of their in
tention to enter the competition. The
request was made in order that the com
missioners might know how much room
would be required for the public exhibi
tion of the different plani submitted,
which is required by law.
Oats l«-ntli Iti'Miilti d.
BKOOKLYX, Sept. 4.—'William II.
Poinier of NT-w .rk, N. J., who was in
jured in the Sea Hem ra^ro wreck,
died at Seney hospital. Pi mier's in
juries were at fir sapp #e.t to be only
slight, lut it deve,i(.j'd that he was hurt
internally. A tov.r of the other spit
als where the injui ed were taken slum ed
that the pi.tients vce all ing well
and that no more uc .ths were likely to
Very fine Crushed Java Coffee,
UUlTLL per pound,
Extra large Evaporated Peaches,
Three tie, good quality, Parlor Brooms,
Assorted flavor Fruit Jelly,
These Herring are Large and Extra
Fine. Per pound,
Eldorado Engine Oil, at only
.Prices at the Lowest Mark on Record
E. fl. Chase
LIBERAL ADVANCES MADE ON
504, 506 and 50S Board of Trade,
If you are, see that your ticket from
Minneapolis, St. Paul or Duluth reads
THE NORTHWESTERN LINE
C. St. P. M. & O. By.
Three (3) First Class Trains Leave
Minneapolis and St. Paul for Chicago 011
arrival ot trains from Jamestown as
Leaves Minneapolis 7:30a. 111.
St Paul 8:10 a.
Daily. Badger State Kxpress.
Has Parlor Car to Chicago. Arrive Mil
waukee 8:TO p. in, Chicago 9:45 p. m.
Leaves Minneapolis 6:0« p. 111.
St. Paul 0:35 p. in.
Except Sunday. Atlantic ,4s Southern
Express. Has Wagner Buffet Sleeper
and FREE Chair Car to Chicago.
Arrive Chicago 8:C0
Leave Minneapolis 7:30 p. m.
.St. faul 8 :10 a.
lower than the
GOING TO CHICAGO
OR ANYWHERE EAST?
Dally. Famous North-western Limited.
Has Pullman and Wagner Private Com
iartment and 16 Section Sleepers ami
Suffet Smoking Librarv Coaches to Chi
cago. Sleeper to Milwaukee. Break
fast in Dining Car before reaching
Chicago. Arrive Milwaukee 7:50 a. m.
Chicago 9:39 a. 111.
For Illustrated Folder Free descriptive
of Splendid Train Service via This Line
to Sioux City, Omaha, Kansas City,
as well as to Milwaukee
and Chicago, Call on your Home Agent
or Address. T. W. TKASDALK,
General Passenger Agent,
of North Dakota
Enacted by the Fourth
FOR SALE AT THIS OFFICE.
PRICE, 75 CENTS.
There are 177,775 miles of railroad in
the United States. There are 66,835,880
rails used to cover this ground. There
are 533,265,000 ties used to bind theae
rails together, but no snob amount, how
ever, is required to bind the hearts of
the traveling public to the faot that tbe
Wisconsin Central lines furnish superior
facilities on all their trains between St.
Paul and Ohicago. whicli form close con
neotions with all lines to tbe east and
south. Make a note of it.
The U. S. Gov't Reports
show Royal Baking Powdmr
superior to mil others.
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