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The amestown Alert.
THURSDAY, Al/Gl'ST :». ll00.
OllUial Paper of StulHiuan County.
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riers, ut ~»0 rent* a mouth.
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Weekly, olio ymir
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Tnio very complete and detailed re
ports which have been published
lie experience of the American sol
diers and marines at the battle ol
Tien Tsin, add one more testimonial
t: the numerous others which have
been furnished to tiiis generation ot
American heroism through the war
with Spain. The record made by the
Ninth infantry in China is one wort liy
of the best, trail it ions of the Ameri
can army. Placed in an almost, unen
durable position, the victims of ill
considered or iil-underst(.od orders,
they faced death with all the heroism
of men whose sense of duty might be
described as sublime.
11 was a bloody and a fatal onset:
and until the full knowledge of the
circumstances leading up to it is had
it will not be possible to say whether
it should ever have been made, or
whether our soldiers were at all justi
fied in attacking the Chinese position.
But whatever the circumstances may
prove to be, every American will feel
none the less of gratification at the
splendid heroism revealed.
The cost of our participation in
the capture of Tien Tsin, involving,
as it did the death of so many brave
men and the wounds and hardships
imposed on the survivors, was great
enough to make every man wish that
the day will soon come when the
American soldier and sailor will be
relieved from the possibility of shed
ding his blood on foreign soil. No
national policy which makes such
sacrifices necessary, save in defense of
the national honor, will ever receive
the sanction of the American people—
St. Paul Globe.
ON THE CHINESE QUESTION.
Mit BkyanV views on the policy,
which in the light of our present
knowledge of facts, seems to him de
sirable to follow in the Chinese trou
ble, are expressed in the following
"Every one deplores the destruc
tion of life in China and is horrified
at the barbarities practiced. Every
one believes that it is the duty of our
government to protect the lives and
property of American citizens resid
ing in China, and 1 have no doubt the
administration will do so.
"If the Chinese government lias
tried, in good faith, to protect our
citizens, suitable punishment, for the
guilty and reparation and indemnity
for those who have perished can be se
cured: if, upon investigation, it is
found that the Chinese government
has not acted in good faith, congress
has power to deal with the matter.
For several years European nations
have been threatening to dismember
China, and it is not strange that their
ambitious designs should arouse a
feeling of hostility towards foreigners.
That feeling, however, ought not to
be directed against American citizens
and will not be if our nation makes it
known that it. lias no desire to grab
land, nor to trespass upon the rights
of China. A tine adherence to the
American policv of justice and fair
dealing will not only set an example
to other nations, but will give to our
citzens residing in China the best
promise of security.
Mr. Brvan says it will be better for
our merchants to have it known that
they are preaching the gospel of love
than that we as a nation are trying to
dismember China in the interests of
Thk Fargo Argus ridicules the
claim of correspondents in Kansas and
Nebraska that because there are good
crops in those states the prosperity is
due to MeKinley and the republican
party. Such claims are foolishly and
partisanly made and many people are
thoughtless enough to agree with
them. On the same basis the responsi
bility for poor crops should be laid on
MeKinley. and if that is done where
would the electoral vote of the north
west go this year?
(.'or respondents who are paid to
travel over the country and write up
matters with a political object, in
view, fail to show that while nature
favored the farmers iirst with good
crops in some states, she also favored
the middle men. the transportation
companies and all others as well: but
they do not show that the favors are
much greater tor a good crop for the
ha tor the fanners.
For while the farmer may get a. good
yield lie lias to pay more for what lie
buys. His machinery, groceries, dry
goods, clothing. ---in fact all the list of
things he needs costs him more, from
the rnonoply of trusts. His prosperity
is guaged and the cost of living ad
If there is any political party re
sponsible for this it is the party
which has the chance to enforce the
anti-trust laws and fails to do it.
Rather than to say the republican
party is "the cause of prosperty" in
certain sect ions of the country it is
more rut htut to say that the party
leaders are responsible for the trust
exact ions and higher cost of living in
all the stales. And in the stales
where nature has withheld her
bounty this year, these unnecessary
exactions are all the more keenly felt
and the need of a change seen the
Sknatoi: Wku.iniiton of Maryland
is another prominent republican who
has publicly announced that he will
not support Mckinley's administra
tion tor a second term. The feeling
among many other eastern republi
cans is that if MeKinley is re-elected
his backers will claim that the elec
tion was an endorsement of the presi
dent's war policy and a demand that
the reign of foreign conquest, be con
tinued. This they do not want and
the only way to prevent it is to vole
for the American constitutional poli
cy of the founders of this republic.
ANoriiKi "favorite son" has been
rudely turned down in a convention.
Arnold of Larimore, who for liianv
moons was mentioned as the only real
tiling for governor of North Dakota,
failed to secure the republican nomi
nation for state senator in the liftli
district, being defeated by II. E. Lav
ayea. Political parties will at times
mete out just ice to the fellows who
have bossed for years, and the placing
of Arnold on ice is an indication that
a portion of the residents of Grand
Forks county propose to have a say in
Thk hen is justly regarded as one
of the most valuable animals on the
farm. The dollars that are paid for
eggs are more than for many other
farm products put together. A
South Dakota farmer who kept wheat
in his bin because a hen was sitting
on a nest of eggs in the bin. found she
had made him several hundreds of
dollars in the rise of the price of
wheat when he came to sell. Another
case of luck with the lien.
It is said that war makes money
plentiful. Temporarily, just as it
does for a man who owns a tine house
and slaps a mortgage on it. He can
revel in the luxuries for a season, but
when the time to pay it. plus interest,
rolls along—well, that's different, says
the Troy Express. Fool is he who
imagines that the wanton and enor
mous destruction of property and
young men tends to enrich the world.
Reason repudiates this frightful fall
Sechktaky Gauk does justice to
Mr. Bryan when he says that the gold
standard law will surely le observed
by that gentleman, if elected presi
dent. until it is repealed by Congress.
The idea that Mr. Bryan would de
liberately disobey the law is worthy
of the hysterical slionters who did so
much to embitter the last campaign.
In towns where the hobos are re
quired to work on streets. it is said,
their presence is not felt or seen.
Nothing so prejudices a tramp against,
a place as the possibility of having to
work there. A few days board in the
pen does not disturb him however, un
less the work feature is attached.
Thk efforts of the administration
party to evade the imperialism issue
are pitiful. A party has degenerated
indeed when it hasn't the courage of
its convictions on a vital subject like
The question isn't whether we
should send troops to China. It is
whether the president should again
usurp the authority of Congress to
involve the country in a foreign war.
IU manity lias been staggered, not
by Oom Paul, but by China.
Load of good hay delivered
TEACHERS TRAINING SCHOOL
Stutsman County Teachers are Now
Being Trained How to Instruct
A training school for the teachers
of Stutsman county was opened in the
high school today. Professor Lawyer
of Hllendale is in charge of the school
and is assisted in the work by Misses
Klolzbach. I arkin and Nickeus. The
school will be in session for three
weeks. School opens each day at a.
m.. and closes at 12::io. There were
sixty-live teachers of the county pres
ent at the opening today. This is a
large increase over the attendance
last year and is an indication that
teachers believe the instruction to be
of considerable use to them. The
work was all arranged and lessons as
signed and the regular work begins
Professor Lawyer has charge of the
classes in pedagogy, advanced gram
mar, advanced arithmetic, civics and
history. Miss Larkin instructs two
classes in primary reading, and classes
in nature study, primary arithenietic
and physical culture. Miss Klot/bach
teaches geography, algebra, language
ami mental arithmetic. The teachers
are given instruction in vocal music
by Miss Mamie Nickeus.
The faculty is composed of capable
instructors and the school will surely
be a successful one.
The teachers enrolled at the sum
mer school are as follows:
Jamestown—Clara Ell, J?oby Nas
bold, Georgia Bennett. Lena Burgett.
Anna and Stella Posey, Emma and
Alice Withnell, Anna and Tilda
Niedecken, Nellie Burkick, Margaret
McGinnis. Lillian Daniels, Helen
Weise. Agnes Bigger, Lula and Lela
Lovell. Stella Wolf, Jessie Masher,
Julia Dearborn, Edith Balch, Mar
garet Hornberger, Mary Peterson,
Gertrude Wright, Mabel Taylor,
Mable McKniglit, Gene Goodrich,
Blossom Waterman, Olive Dunning,
Eva Dunstan, Marie Clausen, R. L.
Pingree—Anetta and Emma Riebe,
Mt. Pleasant—Mary Cussator.
Courtenay—Queen and Katherine
Gott, Minnie Nvinon, Mabel Horn.
Spi twood—A una Gordon.
are the only
medicine that will cure Diabetes.
Like liright's Disease, this dis
ease was incurable until Dodd's
Kidney Pills cured it. Doctors
themselves confess that without
Dodd's Kidney Pills they are
powerless against Diabetes.
Dodd's Kidney Pills are the first
medicine that ever cured Diabe
tes. Imitations—box, name and
pill—are advertised to do so, but
the medicine that does cure
is Dodd's Kidney Pills.
Dodd's Kidney Pills are fifty
eent9 a box, at all dealers.
That Throbbing Headache
Would quickly leave you, if you used
Dr. King's New Life Pills. Thousands
of sufferers have proved their match
less merit for sick and nervous head
achs. They make pure blood and
build up your health. Cnly 2" cents.
Money back if not cured. Sold by
Wonnenberg & Avis, druggist.
Annual Trip of Inspection.
A special train bearing President C.
S. Mellen and a large party of the
Northern Pacific railway officials ar
rived this morning and made a brief
stop en route to the Pacific coast to
make the annual inspection of the
system. President Mellen had no
opinion to express on the crop situa
tion other than that he expected to
be better posted on the same when he
The Northern Pacific party is com
posed of the following named gentle
men: C. S. Mellen, president: J. W.
Kendrick, second vice president and
general manager: J. M. Hannaford,
third vice president and general tra
ffic manager: E. L. Moore, general
freight agent: Charles S. Fee, general
ticket agent A. E. Law, acting gen
eral superintendent and Mr. Lovell,
superintendent of motive power, all
Northern Pacific officials. In addi
tion to the foregoing E. A. Gay, pri
vate secretary to President Mellen, is
with the party. The party is accom
panied by a number of prominent
Eastern men. among whom are E. I).
Adams, president of tho Niagara
Falls Power company and a director
of the Northern Pacific road: George
F. Baker, president, of the First Na
tional bank of New York: W II. Potts
a prominent coal merchant of New
York: Clias. II. Godfrey, a retired
banker of New York and Gen. W. H.
Seward, of the American Express
company, a son of Former Secretary
The party is an unusually large one
and it is reported that this trip has
more than usual significance.
Second Homestead Entries.
General Land L'Jinmissioni-r llerr
nian lias issued a circular to registers
and receivers of local land offices in
which he calls attention to an act of
the last congress which makes it pos
sible for homesteaders to make second
Particular attention is called to the
fact, that a homesteader who com mat
ted his entry, that is to say a home
steader who resided on a select ion for
14 months and then paid the govern
ment $1.25 an acre for the land, is also
allowed to make a second entry in lieu
of remaining on the land five years.
If this selection is also commutted he
cannot make another entry.
The act. under which the. present
law is operative also provides that any
person who has made a homestead
ent'T. but from any cause has lost or
forfeited the. same, shall be entitled
to the benefit of the homesteaders'
laws as though such former entry had
been made. Therefore, says the
commissioner, you will not. hereafter
reject a homestead application on the
ground that the applicant cannot take
the prescribed oath that he has hot
previously made such an entry, or be
cause lie has perfected title to land
entered under the homestead law,
hat he will be required to show by
atlida vit designating 1 he entry former
ly made by description of the land
number and date of entry, or ot her
sutlicient data, to enable the same to
be modi lied on the records or this
Twelve Million B-shels.
E. A. Holmes, a government expert
is making an estimate of the crop
conditions in North Dakota. The
estimate will be published by the de
partment Aug. 10.' He says the crops
are practically the same all over the
Mr. Moore of Grand Forks who is
keeping close tab on the situation, es
timates an average yield of three
bushels per acre of all wheat sown.
The acreage in the state according to
government reports previously pub
lished, is 4,000,000 acres, making an
estimated yield of 12.000,000 bushels
for the entire state. The commercial
report places the acreage at 5,000.000
acres, which would result in a 15,000,
000 bushel crop.
All are agreed that the crop is very
spotted, which makes an estimate
most difficult, and all may come wide
of the mark. In a drive a few days
ago Mr. Moore states that a field on
one side of the road would promise 15
or 20 bushels to the acre, while on the
other side it would not be worth cut
ting at all.
Rev. 11. G. Gunn who returned Sat
urday from an extended trip, reports
the wheat crop between Walhalla and
Neche to be the best he has seen in
the state. The wheat is* well headed
of good length and will in all probabi
lity yield fifteen bushels to the acre.
Near Larimore there is some wheat
that will go 15 bushels to the acre
and some that is not worth cutting.
At Aneta the same conditions pre
Death of An Aged Resident.
Mrs. Eliza M. Northrop died at the
residence of her son Elton Tuesday,
aged WS years. The immediate cause
if her death was Blight's disease
She had been for nine years a resident
of Jamestown, having lived in Kidder
county for six years lie fore coming
here. She was born in Tioga county.
New York. Rut one son, Elton, is
left of her children. A sister resides
in Deleware. She was a member of
the Free Methodist church.
The funeral will take place from
the residence of Elton Northrop to
day at 2 p. m. Burial in High
land Home cemetery.
Dissolution of Partnership.
Medina, N. I). July 17, 1900.
To whom it may concern:
The firm of McClaran, Olsen &
Preszler,is this day by mutual consent
dissolved. W. A. McClaran retiring
and Adam Bollinger entering the firm.
The new firm Olsen, Pres/.ler & Bol
linger will pay all debts of the old and
collect all debts and notes due the
said firm of McClaran Olson & Pres
McClaran, Olsen & Preszler.
nw win sic
Just budding into womanhood, to
fresh, so fair and fine that we turn to
watch her as she passes, she trips along
the street a picture of health and beauty.
Among the passing crowd of worn and
she looks a being
world. Will she
ever be like them?
Could they once
have been as fair
as she? No beauty
can last under the
strain and drain
of female weak
ness, from which
the majority of
women suffer in a
greater or less de
gree. They might
preserve their fair
ness of face and
form if tliey would
cure the disastrous
affect the woman
ly organs. Women
are cured of such
diseases by the use
of Dr. Pierce's Fa
tion. It stops the
tion and ulcera
tion, cures bear
nervous system, and restores the gen
eral health. It contains no opium, co
caine or other narcotic.
"X bad been a great sufferer from female
weakness," writes Mrs. M. B, Wallace, of Muca
«ter. Cook Co. .Texas. I tried four doctors and
none did me any good. I suffered six years, but
at last I found relief. I followed your advice,
and took eight bottles of Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription and four of his 'Golden Medical
Discovery.' I now feel like a new woman. I
have gained eighteen pounds."
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure bil
^Vegetable Preparation for As
similating the Food and Regula
te the Stomachs anil Bowels of
ness and Resl.Contains neither
Opium.Morphine nor Mineral.
lh Cut bono&Sodot
Apcrfect Remedy forConstipa
tion. Sour Stomach.Diarrhoca,
sand LOSS OF SLEEP.
EXACT copy OF WRAPPER.
Nuptials of Florence Daley and
James Gleason.—A Wedding
The marriage of Miss Florence Ber
nadette Daley to James Paul Gleason
of Fargo, took place Monday morning
at the Catholic church. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. Father Mc
Phee. The groom was attended by
L. B. Niemeyer and the bride by Miss
Kate McCourt. Mrs. C. A. Klaus and
Mr. Ilylent rendered several appro
priate musical numbers. The bride
wore a beautiful wedding dress of
white organdie. After the marriage
ceremony, mass was celebrated.
There were many people at the
church to witness the event and to
offer congratulations to the bride
\fter the ceremony the bride and
groom and a number of friends par
ticipated in an elaborate wedding
breakfast at the St. John's Academy
given in honor of the event, by the
sisters of the school, where the bride
was a pupil. Miss Daley lived at the
academy for several years and is a
great favorite with the teachers and
management of the institution, who
were happy to show their high regard
for their former pupil and protege in
such a hospitable manner.
The bride is one, of Jamestown's
most lovable girls. Iler character
and many winning qualities have en
deared her to a host of friends and
admirers. The groom is a substan
tial young business man of Fargo, a
son of Capt. and Mrs. Wm. Gleason,
and for a time was a resident of
Mr. and Mrs. Gleason left tonight
for a short eastern trip followed by
the best wishes of all for a long and
happy married life.
Prairie Fires Destroy Ranges.
Ranchers in all directions have suf
fered from prairie tires the past ten
days. Fires north have burned con
siderable range, but there is plenty
left. South the damage has been
great. Fred Griswold has lost all of
his range on the north side of the
Cannon Ball .7. A. Farrah is burned
out on both sidos: E. C. Barry lost all
the range at the Dog-town ranch and
si) tons of new hay it is burned
around Black butte and up to C. il.
Merry's tire-guards. Farther south
the worst tire since 1882 has raged
through the country along the state
line, around Mineral Springs, and
along the South (Jrand. The Cres
well Cattle Co. have lost their range
and several set
Hers were burned out—
among them Mr. and Mrs. Bert Jlil
ver and Joe. 11 Iyer, who have been in
the city this week. J'hey expect to
locate a sheep ranch north. In north
of Taylor several are burned out:
Henry Stoxen lost range. 2i»0 loads of
hay, new carriage and outbuildings,
but saved his house: II. Muecke lost
his range, the tire burning close up to
the house.—Dickinson Press.
Beet Plant at Oakes.
The Oakes Republican says thatcap
itallsts represented by .Messrs. Crow
ell ani Spencer agree to put in a $600,
000 beet sugar plant there and they
i'or Infants and
Vitrified culvert pipe and well curb
ing pipe at Geo. Lutz'.
1 M''1 "Vf*
THC CENTAUR COMPANY. MCW YOU* CITY.
only ask thait the farmers make con
tracts for »i,000 acres of sugar beets.
The Republican says that the proposal
was favorably received by the people
of Oakes. The hope is expressed that
the Milwaukee and Great Northern
will build into Oakes when the plant
is built, and make that town the Chi
cago of North Dakota.
In this connection with sugar beet
raising, C. B. Andrus of Oakes has a
letter from an uncle living in Michi
gan, where the beet industry is in op
eration, and he writes something as
"I don't know how you boys are
fixed in North Dakota, nor what you
have got. but if you can sell out every
thing there come back here to Michi
gan with a thousand dollars, buy a
few acres of land and raise sugar beets
for the factory here and you will never
be sorry for it. You will have to come
soon, or the land will all be too high
in price, as it is going up every day.
There is better money in a few acres
of sugar beets.than in the mast exten
sive grain farming in the world."
United States of
Johnson, the Tailor,
Has now added a
Men's Pants, Overalls, Shirts
and Suspenders to his tailoring
and wants to have you come and
see, and if cheap enough we
would like a share of your pat
Fancy all wool Hairlines.$3.00
Grey and brown overplaid all
wool Cassimeres P$3.00
Dark brown fancy stripes,
latest styles $2.00
Best grade imported Worsted.
latest designs in stripes$2.50
Gray and black, brown and'
red overplaid, from..,$i to$2
Never rip. Men's Cerdu'roy, one
of the best made after my
Overalls at your own prices.
The White Golden Dress Shirts
are to be sold at. $1.00, but you
can get one for 7"h\
Best Men's Fine Stripe Shirts
We are not famous as the
cheapest but famous as the
BEST IN TAILORING.