The Jamestown Alert.
OAILY(EXCEPT SUNDAY) & WEEKLY
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2G, 1895.
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VV R. KELLOGG.
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request, and in order to give_every
farmer a chance to get thejbest
weekly newspaper in '^tlie state,
published in the real interests of
the farmer and his family, at the
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of the state the subscription price
of the Weekly Alert will be re
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kept up to the high standard that
it has maintained in the past as a
paper for the people, giving all
the news, city, county and state,
and the most important events of
the week that tccur throughout
the world. Old readers of the
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to time, and both old and new
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Delinquent subscribers paying
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next, will be entitled to the benefit
of the reduced price.
IT is said that a uuoiber of Sargent
county farmers have been caught steal
ing fuel from a railway company, and
that the cases were numerous and the
It is a strange condition of circum
stances that will compel an American
farmer to take coal not his own—to
become a culprit in the eyes of the law.
Nature has endowed the country he lives
in, lauded as the best on earth, with an
inexhaustable natural heritage of fuel,
the same as she gives air and water free
to ail her creatures A few corpora
tions, whose only right to
do so is their assumed right under
vicious legislation, have possessed them
salves of the control of the anthracite coal
of the nation and dictate its price to the
people compelled to burn it. The other
corporations engaged in transporting
and handling the public business, add
to the price a high and arbitrary amount
for themselves also. The result is that
one §of nature's gifts to all citizens
in this country, has become a "private
snap" and tbe cost of the same made
almost prohibitive in many poor families,
who have to depend on the sale of the
products that nature gives for their
Not until the people themselves take
tbe matter into their own hands, and by
government action superintend tLe
mining of anthracite coal, and regulate
the cost of its transportation with a
reasonable profit for both services, will
the people who own and make this land
what it is and what it should be, ever
have their rights respected.
The railroad company that did or
O mid sent a few farmers the peniten
tiary for taking a little coal, is. in the
point -f loss to the state'and in freight
exactions for hauling the necessaries of
life, t?n times more of an enemy to tbe
w^lfure of the country than tbe agricul
turalists who were unable to buy and
were forced to steal coal. It seems that
tbe public schools and tbe spread of
knowledge of what the natural rights of
a community are, should have begun to
transfer this intelligence to voters long
THERE is no reason why an irrigated
farm should not be established near
Jamestown. The asylum well with a
tract of land under the bluff, now used
for a garden could certainly be well
adapted for an experiment, at least to a
small ezteut, where the subsoil instead
of shale is found. There is abundant
land between the bluffs of tbe Jamea
river to cultivate from the well. The
additional expense ID this locality for a
farm experiment would be simply the
extra depth of about 400 feet to which it
ii neoemary to go. Aa powerful flow
of water oan be aeon red here aa in Sooth
Dakota and tbe supply ia practically in
•xhauatible. A atock company might
ba formed io Jamea
town, land purohaaed
at $5 or leaa par acre, wbieb,,
after a wall
had been sunk, with an investment in
ditches, reservoir and well of say five or
thousand dollars, could be sold for at
leaBt 825 or $30 per acre—but would the
owner want to sell suoh a bonanza?
The difficulty is the inexperience and
first risk of expense. There is no doubt
but the Northern Pacific railroad com
pany would intererest itself to some ex
tent in the success of an enterprise of
this kind along this line. The company
would no doubt make concessions in the
way of freight on weli piping and for
material and also take an active interest
in the plant. It would attract visitors
from many parts of the state and be one
of the tebt advertisements Jamestown
could possibly secure. Are there not
enough enterprising men interested in
the oity and county to undertake this
comparatively small enterprise? There
are numerous pieces of good land near
the city well adapted to irrigate by their
location, which could be bad for tbe pro
pose. Is there not enough push in some
of the leading men to take hold of it?
THE address of Gov. Altgeld of Illi
nois at the dedication exercises at Chat
tanooga, was easily the beet effort of
a great occasion. It was speech full
of patriotism, not veneered replete with
thought, reflection and study, and illu
minated with a precision of imagery of
the highest order. In a literary and
statesmanship view, Gov. Altgeld's ad
dress stood out from the speeches made
on the occasion like a sentinel butte, in
a clear Dakota sky.
The occasion was a great one, and it is
a matter of congratulation that the gov
ernor, elected by the workingmen and
common people of Illinois, was the first
and foremost student and orator to rise
equal to it. If this is not believed let
the reader read the speech itself, pub
lished in all the Chicago papers of the
19th inst. And hereafter let any one
who flippantly or ignorantly echoes a
political description of Gov. Altgeld as
an anarchist and would-be destroyer of
tbe best institutions of our country, go
get him to the stocks in the market
place for there he belongs declining a
brazen face in disgrace.
It is likewise an insult to the intelli
gence of men aud shows in the press a
thwarting enemy of the country, to hear
such a corn men on the speech as ap
peared in the Chicago Tribune which
said that the governor's remarks opened
with a few patriotic sentiments but
cl(B9d with his usual yawp. This is sim
ply journalistic blackguardism, now com
mon in the Chicago Tribune aud such
other papers as the Minneapolis Journal
and St. Paul Pioneer Press.
THE end of the bicycle season is form
ally announced but the devoted riders
of the wheel who do not depend on the
craze of an hour for their amusements
will ride the machine far into the oool
autumn days, and even into the first ad
vent of winter, knowing of the "great
medicine" that the exercise brings.
The mark of approval from the whole
country has been deeply set on the bi
cycle, and its place in tbe domestic af
fairs of the people now is fully establish
ed. Speaking of the leasons for this a
recent observer 6ays:
What makes the bicycle so popular
with all classes of people? Cheapness?
No the trolly or cable is cheaper. Speed?
No. If one merely wants to travel fast
there is the railroad. Luxury? No.
The brougham is far ahead of the bicycle
on that score. And yet people with all
these things at their command have
taken to bicycling with great fervor. It
must be because of the outdoor exercise,
you say. No, again. The term outdoor
comprehends infinite space, and as for
forms of forms of exercise—well they are
without limit. There never was a com
plaint of the lack of either outdoors or
methods of exercise in it.
The secret seems to lie in tbe fact the
wheel has revealed to 11s that our natural
powers of locomotion have been multi
plied. "Two blades have been made to
grow where but one grew before."
The draught upon our strength neces
sary to walk a mile is sufficient to enable
us on wheel to travel tive miles or more.
Astiide of it ''magnificent distances" be
What a glorious feeling of freedom
comes over us when the countryside
smiling and gay. brings to the rider a
sort of contngions happiness! What
independence! We have not had to be
carried there by the horse or the rail
road and we are proud to say ''T did it!"
SENATOU FLANSIN'.OI'CIH'S efforts to get
the land department to issue patents on
Northern Pacific land selections do not
promise to be of any avail in this admin
istration. The case is clear one and
all that is needed is action on thrf part
of Secretary Hoke Smith, but the latter
is too busy in the south trying to pro
mulgate Cleveland's Wall street policy
to attend to business for people in the
west. Every evidence goes to Bhow that
this administration is absolute in its in
difference to any matter of public inter
est not directly related to the personal
schemes of the chief of staff at the white
It is no wonder that Watterson said
Cleveland could not carry a township in
the United States for re-election—a
statement that could not have been
made of Jefferson Davie, the presidential
outcast and renegade. The good esteem
of a great nation is something after all
to any man except one whose
afoot tbiok in aelf-oooceit and ignorance
of the real position be holds in tbe opin
ion of the people wbo elected bim.
With all bia wealth and preaeot potency
tbe time may come wben Cleveland will
realize that greed and the eierciae of art-
warranted power are not tbe only tbinga
a man oan value, and even with him the
good opinion of a nation may be valued
far beyond the accumulation of money,
the succeBa of a policy of injustice, and
the distribution of official patronage.
THE ligature that binda the Twin Cit
ies of Minnesota is properly believed to
be of tbe same degree of Btrength and
fitness from end to end, and there is a
plan to use the link to draw tbe two
cities together into one municipality un
der one name. This is more of a task
than enthusiastic consolidators, real es
tate speculators, transportation agencies,
etc., 'may believe. The people of St.
Paul and Minneapolis would be fooiish
to drop their identity and become mass
ed under one corporate name, new and
undistinguishable, and without practical
benefit except in tbe possible reduction
of expense of self-government which
rival factions and interests would make
problematical. Tbe plan seems without
sufficient consideration to the outsider
but thie view may be simply country
conservatism and not in touch with the
spirit of consolidation, aud maohine-like
combination that is operating in every
social nnd commercial field today. Tbe
country cannot approve of a policy that
is dictating the prices of products, and
labor, regardless of cost or supply and
thereby ruling tbe movements and con
trolling the personal happiness of indi
viduals as one man, while erecting a
formidable bar to the progress of tbe
American family in the republic found
ed ior the greatest freedom of individual
activity under the guard of the common
REPORTS come of complaints of eleva.
tor misdeeds in the cities. The Illinois
railroad and warehouse .commission re
voked tbe licenses of nine Chicago eleva
tors, on the charge of irregular practices.
The grain bad been irregularly graded
and shipped contrary to law, and the
affair is the result of the. investigation
demanded by eastern parties who have
been getting new oa's for old, and been
otherwise buncoed. The northwestern
grain grower has not the means at hand
to compel a strict adherence to the pub
lic business of receiving and handling
grain as the law provides for the reason
that the statutes have take*i away about
all the authority the railway and ware
house board has, in this state, making
an office that might be of use to the pub
lic less than useless and merely an ex
A KIDDER county lady in leaving tbe
county where tbe family has resided
since 1883, publishes an interesting and
friendly farewell card in a local paper,
showing that prairie life brings personal
attachments that are long remembered
and held in close esteem. In her pleas
ant way of saying good-bye to farm and
town neighbors the lady remarks:
We desire to thank our friends for
their many acts of kindness, which in
going away we shall not forget. With a
good many others, we have passed
through some trial? and hardships, but
have weathered through it all, and if we
never meet any of you again in this
world, we bope we shall in a better one
There is one strong characteristic
among North Dakota people and that is
the cheerful quality of hope. The future
is all right although the present may be
THE following is a sample of news
paper taotics from the Grand Forks
Herald, which is the chief exponent of
fake journalism of this kind in ttie state.
The Herald says:
Senator Peft'er announced bis inten
tion of repudiating the public debt, and
the Jamestown Alert tays that nine
tenths of the country will back him.
Under such circumstances wouldn't it
be well to save time and trouble and just
consider the thing done, without any
Senator Pefferdid nothing of the kind.
He simply said that if Cleveland ordered
another issue of gold bonds, without the
authority of congress, he would intro
duce a resolution to repudiate then pay
ment as illegally issued. Neither Sena
tor PefFer, nor this paper, ever advocated
the repudiation of a just debt, the
Herald's cheap Hip to the contrary not
THE son of his father. Geo. Gould, is
shooting near Winnipeg. George only
kills chickens for 6port. The bigger
amusement of wrecking railroads was
exhausted by tbe illustrious ancestpr as
far as the Gould family is concerned.
Tbe Goulds and Vanderbilts are now
engaged in the rslr'ef occupation of mar
rying off tbe females of the families to
the impoverished half-baked dukee,
counts and no6les of the European aris
tocracy. Tbey are succeeding also, and
the American breeder and scientist will
soon be able to tell to a year how long it
will take to complete tbe final extinc
tion of both varieties of tbe human
IN an address to J. J. Hill, the North
west Magazine pleads with the magnate
to be content with bia vast wealth and
power and let other people live and pros
per in the northwest. This kind of aen
liment in a journal ia obnoxious. hod ob
sequious. Tbe Northwest Magazine
ought to be calling attention to tbe giant
imposition on tbe public tbat Bill baa
created and abould be telling tbe people
bow in tne early daya of thia repubiio
the men who fonnded tbe natioo and
guaranteed eqnal rigbta to every citizen
would have taken J. J. Hill by the neck
and wrung it, instead of begging of him
to let people live and prosper.
HORACE BOIES, the most noteworthy
demoorat in Iowa made a strong speech
this week for tbe reooinage of silver. He
refuses^to abide by the Iowa democratic
platform adopted mostly by the office
holders and agents of tbe cold standard
creditors of the party. Boies, while tem
perate in his remarks, clearly charges the
low prices of farm products to the re
fusal of the government to use silver the
same as gold and says that the only way
we will ever be able to get silver again
ooined into real money, is to do it alone,
as it will be all folly to wait on the pleas
ure of England for the permission.
IF TIIE spring wheat farmers hold
their wheat by a common movement in
duced by a plain common cause and suc
ceed in restoring a profit in the sale of
it, the city pnpers will soon be roasting
the grangers for organizing a trust. If
the northwestern farmer will only organ
ize and mnnage a trust of this kind he
will have a weapon to use that will pro
tect himself from the assaults of a pow
erful opponent who is after the products
of the farm with a greedy cunning that
is wonderfully successful in getting what
it goes after.
THE Northern Pacific receivers have
resigned because they cannot obey two
masters—two sets of U. S. court orders
in conflict—they say. Tbe action of tbe
reoeivers is probably a legal move to get
an opinion from Judge Jenkins, wbo will
no doubt refuse to accept their resigna
tions,and to hasten tbe settlement of the
the disputed jurisdiction and interests
by a decision in the United States su
A WALL street current rumor has it
that strong evidence exists indicating
the bond syndicate, who are reported to
have made $10,000,000 out of the govern
ment, have been using their wits and
power to depress wheat, while buying
many millions of bushels, expecting to
ship the same and make exchange and
eventually create a boom in wheat.
THE Fargo papers speak in extended
terms of tbe "blue blood" of a couple
from Cuba, a count and a countess, said
to be pure Havana filler, wbo secured
divorces 'and were married unostenta
tiously last week. They have drifted
away to cigarette happiness leaving the
Red river town agog.
FARGO is agitating the erection of a
terminal elevator to clean wheat of dirt
and save freight on dirt, a great big item
in many men's crops. North Dakota
ought to grade and clean Ler own wheat
and make buyers come after it instead
of turning it over for another state to do.
THE returning prosperity of tbe kind
described by Dun and Bradstreet is a
roaring farce where wheat sells at 40
cents a bushel.
THE only road to prosperity—bimetal
ism and protection.
ATTEMPTED TO HOLD UP.
Spiritwood Hold-ups and a Man with
a Gun Held to tbe District Court.
Dan McKay and Mike Gillhooley, two
threshers, who have been at work near
Eckelson with McLain's threshing ma
chine, were arrested at Spiritwood Sat
urday and Monday given a hearing for a
hold up. The men were pretty well bowled
up Saturday and in their exalted state of
mind attempted to emulate the deeds of
Jesse James et al. At Eckleson Gill
hooley sidled up to Brakeman W. D. At
kins, of way freight 'No. 59, Dan Reid
conductor, and told him that be was
going 10 ride to Jamestown on his train,
and emphasized the remark by display
ing a knife. Gillhooley—seen by dny
light he is a small man and not at all like
a highwayman—then went toward the
front end of the train where he accosted
bead brakeman T. P. Boylen and asked
if he had any money. A negative reply
waB given and Gillhooley, with an outh,
said he "would give l.irn one any
and struck at. the brakeman with his
knife. Boylen knocked him down twice
with his luntern and then made tracks
for help. Gillhooley followed brandish
ing tbe knife and swearing he wou'd kill
him. Both men fell down twice during
the run which led up to the depot, wben
the pursuer fell down and rolled off the
platform. A consultation by the train
men WHS held in tbe caboose and the
man's capture resolved upon at Spirit
When the train reached that station
the two men, now prisoners, it is alleged,
.made an attempt to hold up Albert
Orange and John Squire, both living
in, Spiritwood. The boys got
away, however, without a loss,
and McKay, going back to the car, where
he and three others were riding,
rested by the train crew. Gillhooley
heard tbe search for him—he was on the
other side of tbe train on tbe ground—
and when "Billy" Atkina crawled under
tbe tram, revolver in band, cangbt bim
by the throat with tbe intention of
"doing" him. Tbe revolver could not be
made to shoot and Atkina clubbed bia
assailant and held him nntil help oame.
Both men were given a hearing this
afternoon and bonnd over to the
diatriet court, bonda being fixed ai 1600
®»ch. Gilhooley, or "Miokey." when at
MORE CIVIL SERVICE.
Fourth Class Yottfmaatere Will Be on the
List Drforc Cleveland Ketires.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25.—Both the
post office department and civil service
commission are talcing interest in the
movement towards putting the fourth
class postmasters under the protection
of the civil service laws. While noth
ing is likely to 1 done at present, it is
probable fliat before the end of this ad
ministration the lookod-ft.r action will
betaken. There are over CS.OOO fourth
cliuw poiitotlLces :n he touulry and the
number is constantly iiicmisinjr. Of
th~*? some 20,000 euriy salaries of less
than §50 per annum, and at least half
are in places v.'line there is sueli greater
difficulty in finding a con-peient and re
liable purs .11 who is v/iliing to serve,
than in choosing between e: mpeiitors.
It is obvious that there can ques
tion of examination and certilieatii in
the usual civil scrv.cc methods in these
Several Plans Surest •!.
Several plans have boon suggested,
and a combination of them will prob
ably bo adopted. Many of the larger
l'ourth-class oilices are in suburban
towns, near citifs having presidential
postmasters. It is now the policy of the
department to change these suburban
fourth-class offices to sub-stations of
city offices whenever it can be done.
Residents often object, as they fear the
identity of their town may ba lost, but
generally yield when they find that as
sub-station they get free delivery. All
substations arc under the civil service
law, the person in charge being a clerk
of the city office. When a fourth
class office becomes a sub-station, it
goes bj* that fact into the classified ser
vice. It is hoped that most of the more
valuable fourth class offices may soon be
brought in by these means. I11 a sec
class office, a different method will
be adopted. All candidates will be fur
nished with blanks 011 which certain
material questions in regard to the can
didates qualifications will be a-ked.
These must be filled by the representa
tive citizens cf the place, Who certiiy
that they know the candidate and that
the answers they give, about him me
true. The candidate making the best
showing on this basis will be appointed.
The smaller offices will probably rem a 11
as they are. This is the rough draft
the president's idea. It will 110 doubt
be modified somewhat before being j:ui
THF YfiDCFSTDIFfF W ••W
THE LARGEST PIECE
Of GOOD TOBACCO
EVER SOU) FOR 10
home—which seems to be seldom, ac
cording to testimony—lives at Effingham
111., while McKay is a lumberman and
works in the Wisconsin and Minnesota
pineries in the winter and in tbe North
Dakota harvest fields in tbe fall and
summer. A couple of knives found at
Spiritwood, near where tbe attempted
hold-up occurred, were introduced in
evidenoe against the men.
The assault on the train crew was not
made a feature of tbe present case that
probably will come up after the present
case ia disposed of.
Geo. LaVal, a swarthy Spaniard, who
exhibited the worth of his gun by per
forating a wash dish in Brown's restaur
ant Sunday was bound over to tbe
district court today for carrying con
cealed weapons. He formerly worked
on this division of the Northern Pacific.
The Ester brook & Fletcher threshing
crew finished work today in the neigh
borhood of Bloom, where they have been
threshing about three weeks. They have
had a long and almost continuous run,
stopped only a few half days by damp
weather and wind. The crew ia a good
one, working together without tbe kicks
so frequently heard in threshing crews.
The work has given good satisfaction,
the grain coming from tbe machine clean
and in good shape. Everything was
cleaned up well before leaving for
Another Held. Tbey left for the W. E.(
Green farm today, where a weeks' work
awaits them. Wheat in the vicinity of
Bloom has been running from 10 to 15
bushels per acre.
And Speedily Cured by
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS
A warm bath with CUTICURA SOAP
and a single application of CUTICURA,
(ointment), will afford instant relief, per
mit rest and sleep, and point to a speedy,
permanent cure of the most distressing of
itching and burning skin and scalp diseases,
aftpr all other methods fail.
Sold throughout the world.
Qritith depot: F. Nevvbeuy ft
Sons,1,King £dward-bt.t Lon
don. I'ottkrDrug and Chbu.
SALE OF REAL ESTATE.
'l'lie uii(lersij!iiel will sell at public auction ia
lie rear ol l.loyds National bank bullrtinfc on
Tuesday. Oct. 1st. 1NI5. at 10 a. in. all the follow
ing (li'si-i ilit'il real estate and town lots, to-wit:
Lots 7. ri. !l. 10, 11 anil 1'.' In block 1J.
Lot 1 in liloi 17.
Lots 1,2, 8. 7. 10, 11 anil 12 in block 19.
Lot II In block 'i"j.
Lots 7, 10.11, lii and 17 in block Si
,l,i int in lot 14 and all of lot 4 in block --M.
fed of the norm fo fi'ut, lot 15ik. I.
Lot 17. block 31.
Lots 13and 14. block S7.
Lot 5, block IS.
Lot. 7 and 11, block 20.
All of tlie above ucscriit*l lots are in original
plat of Jamestown.
0. 0.11 anil 12, in block 11.
All of block a.
South lli,1. l'cet of lot li anil lot 7. block 4.
Lots 4, 7 ana 8, block 13.
Lots 1.2. il.4 anil 5, block lil.
Lot «. block 18.
All of the above described lots in Lloyd's First
addition to .lainestown. Also a certain piece of
land in Lloyd's First audition to Jamestown
hounded us follows, to-wit: On the north by
Klfjhth street, on the west by 'Xltiril avenue, on
the sontliwest by Kncliil avenue, on tho south by
Sixth street and on the
liv the east line of
of sec, ir. twp. no. K. 04.
Lot 4, block II.
Lot 0. block i!0.
Lots 3, 15, 16, 25, 26. 27, •-'8. 29. block 25.
Lots7,8, it, 10, 11 and 12, block 27.
I-tits i. 4 .1, o, io, a 1 2 block 31.
Lots 18, ltj, 20 and 21, block 23
All of tlio above described lots in LlovU's
second addition to Jamestown.
Lots 3,4, 5. 22 aiul 23 ill block 13.
Lo 7. 8, 0.10,11. 14.15, 1(1, 17, 18. block 93
Lots 7, 8. It. 11,12,14, IB. 10 anil 17, block
Lots 2. 3, 4. 31, IW. 23 Slid 24. block 15.
All of the above described lots arc In McUIn
nis'2nd addition to Jamestown.
Lot 53 and lots 301 to 872 inclusive in Jones &
Venntmi'saddition to Jamestown.
Also the following described land In Stutsman
county, N I):
SwX of Sec. 8, Twp. 143. range 04.
Und interest Setf of Hec, 8, Twp. ISP, range
All of See. 0, Twp. 141. range 93.
Se)4 of Sec 2, Twp. 137. range #7.
NwH of Sec. 2, Twp. 137, range 07.
NwJK of Sec. 3. Twp. 187, range
HuX of Sec. M, Twp. 140, range #4.
8wX of Sec. 2. Twp. 140. range 14.
Also 500 shares of Jamestown Hotel Po. stock,
cvnatltutlng one-halt interest In the Gladstone
Any or all the above property can be bought
at private sale prior to the sale of Oct. 1st.
C. 0. JOHNSON,
Beceiver Mojrds' National Bank
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