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\M mrnbmihu(jji.'_..11' ,..k .1.:.•tmmmM f-Jiii::.'• Apples!! A Good Table Sugar, 20 lbs. for $1.00. .Roasted Coffee, 20c a pound. JAMESTOWN CITY AND VICINITY. REDUCED TO $1.50 A YEAR. Owing to tlic closeness of the times the price of the Weekly Alert will he reduced to $1.50 per year from and after this date, payable in advance. The .superiority of the paper will be strictly maintained in every respect. All delinquent subscribers, paying: in full to date, and a year In advance, before Nov. 1st, will be entitled to the benefit of re duction in price. THE ALERT. From Monday's Daily. iuotli Done Karen, "Nevermore —Minor Chords in Minneapolis Journal. J. C. Warnook is on the sick list. Wilbur Loomis is clerking for E. S. Liwrence. Violet Pettigrew is quite ill with typhoid fever—is not considered (seriously «o. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Klaus returned this morning from their trip to the Min nesota state fair. Miss Carrie Dunning, who has been -visiting Mrs. G. Lyman at Pingree has returned to the city. Engineer D. Carnagan, who i9 answer ing "high signs" on a switch engine at Fargo, Sundayed in the city. Qeo. Townes, formerly of the Argus, is now associated with Col Lounsberry in the publication of the Record. A. M. Clough reports lots of engine repair work at Carrington. He Mwjwi, 1 We have a quantity of nice Apples. Tliey are very Cheap by the Barrel. Don't lose sight of our Very Cheap Price on SUGAR AND COFFEES.... Granulated by the Sack, or any quantity, at a Price all can buy freely. CHURCHILL & WEBSTER. WAS there part of last week and^returned today. The Barnes and Marvin Co., that shows here during the fair, is advertised by some neat and catchy window signs painted today. Smith Turner, advance agent of the Fast Mail company, is at the Gladstone arranging for the appearance of his com pany here on the 23rd inst. Miss Margarie E. Rich of Wimbledon, 'Barnes county, has been engaged to teach the third and fourth grades in the city schools. She assumed her duties this morning. E. S. Lawrence: Just got back today from the Minnesota state fair. Wouldn't give a nickle to see it again. Never so 6urpnsed in my life—would far rather eee the exhibits that the James River Fair puts up. Understand some of the Jamestown boys were informed about the fair and never went over to it except for the races. Chas. Genzel was in today from his farm with loads of wheat which he was trying to dispose of. The grain, of which he has about 2,000 bushels, is badly smutted and will not grade. It is "no grade" wheat and is bought by sample for just what it is worth—for just what a buyer thinka can be gotten out of it. The odor from the smutted wheat is strong and clings to the hands long after handling the grain. The Atlantic inail was again late this morning arriving here at 8 o'clock. The delays have been occasioned by the burning of the timber lining of the Mmr tunnel, seven miles west of Livingston. The fire started Thursday evening. The section men were called and fought the fire until 12 o'clook when it got beyond their control. Work trains were sent out from Livingston and Bozeman.but when they reached the tunnel the fire was under such headway that it was im possible to enter it. Both ends were then sealed up in order to smother the fire. The passengere and mail on North ern Pacific trains NOB. 1 and 2 were transferred by teams over the mountains. The oompany is arranging to rebuild the old "switchback" which was in use pre vious to the completion of the tunnel in 1883. From Tuesday's Dally. After the Chickens. So they hunted, and they liollo'd till the setting of the sun And they'd naught to bring away at laat, when the hnntln' day was done. Then one unto to the other «ald "This huntln' doesn't pay But we've pouted up and ilown bit, and had a rattlln' day. Nursery Hhyme O. St. C. Ohenery returned today from Minneapolis. Si? M1" Mr I" •«. .*.• a.*.,.. ^*n. 1 Mias Gleason, of Spirit wood, is visiting friends in the city. T. J. Welsh and C. A. Sanfor J, of Courtenay, were in the city today. Paul Allen and Harold Graves re turned this morqing from a St. Paul trip. A plate-glees window in the opera house block was blown in this afternoon by the high wind. W. B. Dunsmore was called to Iowa yesterday by a telegram announcing the serious illness of bis father. The Oregon Indian Medicine Co. have arrived and open up the week's attrac tions at the Armory tonight. Dispatcher J. J. Gallivan, whose wife and family arrived Sunday from Iowa, will go to housekeeping on Sixth avenue north. Eddie Clemens, was thrown from a cart last night, by the sudden shying of the horse which he was driving, and his arm above the wrist broken. Miss Lou Russell has left for a term of school at St. Mary's hall, Fairbault, Minn. The sohool has an annnal at tendance of 300 pupils. Threshing was stopped to day by the wind. The danger of threshing today was seen in a iarge tire burning to the northwedt that tilled the air with etnoke. The separator belonging to Louis Til lers of Montpelier, burned Sunday, the fire catching from a spark from the engine. A new machine was purchased today. Wheat went up of a cent in Duluth today, closing at 56% cents. This is 17% cents above the Jamestown markets, and the widest margin yet demanded on the part of the elevator companies. A fire on John Nelson's farm, three miles west of Casselton, yesterday morn ing, destroyed his barn, six horses and his granery, containing about 25,000 bushels of wheat. No insurance. Thos Kokett, working in the Vienna bakery, found a pooketbook yesterday containing 814. The property belonged to Mrs. Gorell, who lives near Spiritwood lake, and today was returned to her. President Simmons of Fargo college, was in the city yesterday on a return trip from Fessenden and Carrington. J. H. Tewksbury of Chicago, western agent for the Congregational publishing so oiety, accompanied him. Postmaster Klaus: The agricultural and woman's exhibits at the Minnesota state fair were nothing extra. In fact the North Dakota state fair will give a better exhibit for the people who come here to attend it than the Minnesota fair did for those who went there. Rav. H. E. Monser will shortly lecture in the Presbyterian church on "Novels and Novel Reading," half of the proceeds to go for the benefit of the public school library. Mr. Monser's lecture is highly endorsed by the pastors of the Congre gational and Presbyterian churches at Tacoma and Helena. It is reported that the manager of the Dickinson opera house, which is a credit to Dickinson, not finding the investment pays, is contemplating a removal of the fixtures, etc., and a remodeling of the building into a hotel. Dickinson people for the reputation of the town should prevent this if possible. W. H. Cody, who plead guilty to the charge of attempted burglary of E. Mar roll's barber shop, was today sentenced by Judge Rose to a year's confinement in the state penitentiary. Cody has a brother and Bister in Pittsburg whom he left about three months ago to come west. He went to Butte, Mon., where he fired boilers for a time finally drift ing to this city where he has been work ing for nearly two months. Awarded Highest Honors—World's Fair, DR Mtm CREAM BAKING mm MOST PFRFECT MADE. A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free (taw Ammonia, Almr or any other adulterant, 40 YEAR'S THF STANDARD. Ill It is said that H. E. Ward, formerly of this place, has been removed from bis positiou in one branch of the govern ment service at Washington and that be is complaining that Senator Roach has caused hie removal without good cause, and criticises the democratic senator sharply for other appointments made. Mr. Ward was a soldier in the rebellion and largely on this ground obtained his position under a republican admistra tion which position he has held until lately. The Bismarck Tribune takes occasion to print a little political homily on the incident, and approves of Senator Roach's course. Before going on a sea voyage or into the country, be sure and put a box of Ayer's Pills in your valise. You may have occasion to thank us for this hint. To relieve constipation, biliousness and nausea, Ayer's Pills are the beet in the world. They are also easy to take. From Wednesday's Daily. The Fifth avenue railroad crossing was repaired today. Wheat closed in Dulnth at 575B'c—up a cent. Local price 40c. An accident to a casting stopped the Gasal & Fried thresher near Bloom to day. The night before the opening of the Grand Forks Street Fair there were 600 entries. Very little wheat is coming into market, the farmers preferring to hold until bet ter prices. Engiueer John Waatlund now has a run on the "east end," formerly running on the J. & N. The city has a crew of men at work putting the streets and avenues in good condition for fair week. The watermellon social given by the ladies of the Congregational church last evening was not largely attended owing to counter attractions. The weather crop bulletins issued by Director Bronson at Bismarck, of the state weather and crop service, are dis continued for this season. Wm. Klein returned this morning from the east, where he has been enjoy ing a three months' visit with friends and relatives. Much of his time was spent in Michigan. Greenleaf & Tenny, the Duluth and Minneapolis commission men, say they are getting from 3 to 4 cents more for smutted wheat at Minneapolis than at Duluth. They also think prices must be higher later on. Boys engaged in herding cattle near Hankinson, found the body of an un known man in a small grove. The cor oner's jury found that be bad hanged himself with a pocket handkerchief. He had been dead at least six weeks. Noth ing of value was found on the body ex cept a knit purse, containing $2 in silver. Will C. Tubbe spent the day looking after interests of the firm here. He says business in the dry goods and notion line throughout the state, is and has been such to indicate that merchants are expecting the heaviest sales of goods for years. Mr. Tubbs expects to join his wife, who is visiting at Ontario, Cali fornia, in November and spend a month in that great winter resort state. The past week has been favorable for threshing in the vicinity of Montpelier and the time has been improved. AH grain is turning out better than ex pected. Wheat from 18 to 25 bushels on ah average, barley 35, flax 12. Potatoes fine quality and good yield. Frost did no damage to amount to anything as grain was out of the way. The general crop is tine, only a few pieces of wheat but what are good. Geo. Albrecht raised a small amount of fine Egyptian rye this year on his place north of town. The berry is clear and bright, almost like wheat in appear ance and of large size. The seed came from Russia and the flour makes a bread almost like corn, which is very nutritious. Those who have seen the rye have urged the owner to exhibit it at the fair and he will no doubt do so. The yield was good and the grain saved largely for seed. Receiver Johnson is advertising the sale of the Lloyd real estate thoroughly in Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and North Dakota newspapers. It is the desire of leading creditors a* well as the receiver, that as much publicity as possi ble be given the sale. Each creditor will have a list of the property mailed him. The sale is October 1st, next, and it is understood that a good many are figur ing on buying lots in ihe city for homes and for speculation. Many of the lots are very desirable residences. No move ment on the part of stockholders in re gard to bidding ou the Gladstone half interest has yet been heard of. W. W. Marshall, one of the passengers in the last Soo wreck in Minnesota, was an arrival at the Gladstone today. In opening his traveling case he found that all the syrup bottles had been badly smashed. The papers made but little of the acoident yet it was a pretty bad one. The child injured is supposed to have died. Claim agents of the road arrived on the scene shortly after the wreck and suooeeded in getting settlements from all injured und for losses, for small amounts. The injury to the baby was adjusted, it is said, for S500. Passengers were so thankful of having esoaped with their lives that they were willing to settle what claims they might have for nominal amount*. *jr J7 ^K'W*'%l 7 Muskrats Kndanger a Roadbed. The Northern Pacific railroad has been restrained by aninjuntion from proceed ing farther with, the work of excavating an overflow at Lake Ibsen, on the Jamestown & Northern branch, near Leeds. The injunction was eeonred by E. Erickson, a farmer living on the east aide of the lake, and arguments in the matter will be heard at Devils Lake in tbe near future. When the extension of the Jamestown & Northern from Minne waukan to Leede was built in/89, tbe west arm of this lake was dry and the embankment, for many thousand feet was carried over the old lake bed. The lake tince then has filled up and tbe lapping waves, and the muskrats which oongregate in the lake among the rushes have rendered this portion of the road bed insecure. To reduce the level of the water in the lake, says Superintendent Wilson, and to bold it at not to exceed a certain height is no* the object of the company. This can be accomplished, he states, by opening a trench in the bottom of a draw leading from Lake Ibsen to Devils LaKe, so that an outlet would be secured and the water never exceed a certain height. At no place, in about 6,000 feet of this excavation, would it be necessary to go over two feet below the surface of the ground. It is desired to lower the water level, only, not drain the lake as has been reported. Tbe muskrats area serious danger to the embankment on account of their numerous burrows into it. Their houses are built in the rushes near by and free access to all parts of the lake, by means of culverts, is allowed but these animals prefer to make their own short cuts through the embankment under the track. The overflow could be used to advant age in watering hay land3 it is said. Right of way for the overflow ditch was secured from the neighboring farmers without trouble or compensation. Erickson's objection seems to be that the Northern Pacific will drain the lake dry leaviug hi9 farm short of numerous water privileges now enjoyed. One advantage of taking Ayer's Sarsa parilla to purify tbe blood is that you need not infringe upon your hours of labor nor deny yourself any food that agrees with yon. In a word, you are not compelled to starve or loaf, while taking it. These are recommendations worth considering. liess Threshing Done. The favorable conditions that have ex isted during and since harvest have con tinued the past week, and in ordinary years the most of the1 grain would have been threshed by this time. This season the greater part of it has been stacked throughout the state, instead of thresh ed from the shook as is oustomary and owing to the low prices prevailing, pro ducers, who have no large storehouses for their grain, prefer to leave it in the staok, to having it threshed when it would have to be immediately disposed of, and in consequence a less amount has been threshed than in former years. The yield in the state generally has been more than an average one, for all cereals and vegetables, and tbe bright ^h E. M. CHASE, 1 PRICE REGULATOR! The Largest and Most Complete Stock of General Merchandise in Jamestown! ...Call and See Them! prospects that attended tbe opening of the crop season have continued until its close. Tbe Valley CUy Sormal. The fall term of the Valley City normal school opens September 24th. The correspondence indicates a larger attendance than any previous year. Of the 37,000 subscribed last spring by the citizens of Valley City for the sup port of tbe sohool for two years, half has been paid in and enough more collected to pay the faculty, which amounts to 86,300 for the year. Friends of the school are still at work raising money to pay for fuel, janitor work and other inci dental expenses. So far Miss Marie Paige of Fargo, is about tbe only person outside of Barnes county to volunteer assistance. She has offered services as violin soloist for a series of concerts for the benefit of the school. She has given one at Valley City and others will be arranged for in other parts of the state. Game Notes. Frank Taylor and Agent '.Spurling spent a day north of Windsor last week getting 41 ducks and 2. big honkers. Several wolves were seen one of which frightened their horse picketed out which broke loose end ran three miles to Beaumont's ranch. Water is reported as nearly all dried up in about all of tbo ponds except a few of the larger lakes where it is difficult to get wild fowl up. J. T. Gray, Will Gleason, Geo. Robin son and an Alert scribe spent the day Monday near Spiritwood hunting strictly for prairie chicken. After a hard search and along ride but 23 birds were bagged by the party. The scarcity of chicken has about discouraged all further efforts to find them. C. J. Wilson, Dr. Rankin and Chas. South of St. Paul, brother-in-law of Supt. Wilsou, and P. Blewett got 41 chickens vesterday. The Fast Mail. "The Fast Hail" which appears at the opera house next Monday evening, is said to be the most successful railroad and 6cenic melodrama on the road this season. Mr. L. J. Carter, the author and manager, has contrived to weave into a consistent story nearly all the good points of the sensational drama. The climax of each act is strong enough to sustain a whole play, yet PO well graded are the features of the piece that one views with increasing interest through tbe five acts, the murder and tbe clever trick with the grandfather's clock in the first act the Mississippi river steamer, its engine room showing a practical furnace, and the explosion with a "complete change of scene behind a ourtain of rising smoke," behind which is seen the wreck, as the curtain falls on the second act the "life-size freight train, with its realistic engine and six teen box-care, with their familiar letter ing, followed, at the close of the third act by "The Fast Mail tbe dago dive of the fourth act, and the thrilling incidents and bur-breadth escapes which take place there and then the "full front view of Niagara falls, as seen from the centre of snspension bridge," upon which tbe final ourtain deeoends. If tbe hair has been made to grow a natural color on bald heads in thousands of cases, by using Hall's Hair .Renewer why will it not in your case? STATE TOPICS. Louis Cota of Dunseith raised 105 bushels of oats and 51 of wheat to the acre. C. M. Wagner has purchased the Dun seith Herald of his brother, C. I. F. Wagner. A defective gas meter in Grand Forks caused an explosion and fire in a grocery store and much damage to the stock. Tbe faculty of the Valley City normal have been confirmed, the maintenance fund of $4,430 accepted and white winged etc. The postoffice at Blanchard located a general store, was robbed Saturday night, the robbers securing S80 in stamps and $200 cash, besides taking over $500 in notes belonging to a lumber company. The safe was very cleverly drilled, showing the operators to have been experts. No trace of tbe thieves. Foster County Facts. (New Rockford Transcript.) N. P. AndersoD, of Sheyenne, re joices io a harvest of 45 bushels of wheat per acre. Over 140 acres of wheat on the A Thomson farm yielded 38 bushels to the acre, No. 1 hard. Eddy county doesn't have to take a back seat for anybody when it comes to a crop yield. Sixty-four bushels of good, clean. 1 hard wheat to the acre is. what E. N. Kvale can show. Light lingered gentry were in the city Friday night and entered the barber shop, stole all the razors and other para phernalia of value, and also entered B. F. BeDner's store where they secured a watch worth out of the show case,, a bos of gloves, and other goods of value. Krie Coal Is a free burning, non-cliokering, white ash anthracite. It gives an intense heat hdci special care is exercised in its prepa ration. Consumers and dealers recog nize it as the most desirable coal for general use. The following from the Coal Trade Journal of New York city, shows the comparative values of the different an thracite coals. "WheD the geological reports were submitted in 1SS5 and 18SG, which were shown to include elaborate tests, it was found that the heavy darker coals of the flat fracture were more than able to hold their own with the light, bright, friable and clinkering coals nitherto so highly rated by the ignoraut or unthinking consumer. In one noticeable instance cited by the survey, the refuse going to tbe waste bank was found to contain, more carbon and estimable properties than the coals put cars ready for ship ment. (See page 317 annual report Pennsylvania Geological Survey, 1885.fc The amount of tt all was that result* indicated the true worth of ragged fractured coals the worth of the other grade being thoroughly established. The problem has since been to furnish a blend of merchantable satisfaction, com mercial needs tor the time demanding it. The outcome for the future promises graded quality of anthraoitp, not so slightly as that known to tbe trade in the past but of tme worth and value aa a beating fuel." These facts seem to a source of dis turbance to (hope interested in tbe sale of other grade*, bat of satisfaction to the many oonsnmers wbo know from experi ence tbe value nnd economy of Erie coal. better try Er coal. None better, Ask your dealer for Ene ooal. 1 j, i'ft1 '••***$ 11' 1 41 •a» •f 11 'ji .* 1 4 If 11 I y.