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Hie jamestown Alert
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1903.
^•Hctal Paper of Stnhnun County
The Dili Alert l* deltvurad in the city by car
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Weekly, six month*..
W H. KELLOGG.
Appropriation bills for $750,000 have
been introduced in the legislature for
the various institutions of the state
and the estimated revenues, after de
ducting the fixed appropriations, are
only about #400,000, so it will hp seen
that unless the state is run in debt,
there will have to be a cutting down
of nearly half of what is asked to
make the two ends meet. The Bis
marck Tribune says:
The present state administration
does not want to come out in the
hole at the end of the two years.
Neither do the republican leaders
desire a deficit at the close of the
present administration. The im
proved condition of the state treasury
was a winning card in the last cam
paign, and the republicans want to
be able to go before the people again
with the same record.
Notwithstanding the fact that the
educational institutions of the state
are now on a permanent basis of ap
propriation and no account has to be
taken of them in making biennial
appropriations, there is still a de
mand for money far in excess of the
probable revenues of the state.
For maintenance and new buildings
the Jamestown asylum asks the most
of the state and with the greatest
reason. The new buildings needed
can possibly be provided for by the
issue of state bonds, running a long
time. The lands of the institution
given by the government, are only
20,000 acres in amount while some of
the less necessary schools and institu
tions, have twice that number of
acres. It has been suggested that
the lands granted to a school of for
estry, at some point in the state, be
transferred to the hospital grant
which would enable the institution
to raise money for its'increasing needs
by bonding the lands. The school of
forestry is not regarded as an institu
tion that will ever prove very effective
or useful as an institution to be sup
ported in this state.
The attempt in the North Dakota
legislature to repudiate or discredit
the action of the state's delegates in
congress in favoring the admission of
Arizona and New Mexico in to the
union, was not a success. There is
as much reason tor the admission ot
•such great integral parts of this
country to the union as there is in
having the littl% states of Rhode
Island and Delaware in full sister
What the whole country needs is
more room for its crowded city popu
lation to get out into the country.
There is an overwhelming sentiment
in favor of the admission of the terri
tories into the union, in the terri
tories themselves, and there is as
much reason for their admission now
as when North and South Dakota
were knocking at the door for ad
This country wants men to develop
its resources and help create the
wealth and power that makes nations
great and raises the standard of citi
zenship. A man who owns no prop
erty, who rents a house and lives on
wages in the crowded cities, is not as
good a citizen when it comes to the
test, as the man who owns a farm or
who is doing something to make the
wilderness blossom like the rose.
Every law and every mutual aid
which the people of the country can
give to the settlement and occupation
of every other part of the country,
helps the whole nation. It provids a
region where homes can be had for
the homeless and where a man can
broaden out and become a free and
independent citizen. The people of
North Dakota are not opposed to the
admission of the great territories into
the union. With the proper induce
ments these regions offer a work shop
and a means of gaining a livelihood
for many poor men otherwise doomed
to wage earning occupations all their
Nature gave the great west certain
resources in natural advantages which
are waiting to be utilized for the
comfort and happiness of the people
of the whole country and to develop
this new part of the country and
make it a place for the home seeker
and home builder, is as much a part
of the duty of the government now,
as it was to take into the union
sparcely settled territories in the
early days of the republic.
The house of representatives has
refused to pass a resubmission bill and
the disturbance of the prohibition
law for another two. years is not a
likely matter. There are many reas
ons why .the law is regarded in many
localities in this state with more
favor than the open saloon. The
trouble with open saloons is always
apparent and hard to prevent. The
drinking of poor whiskey ^the open
There is no doubt about the many
Dry, moist, scaly tetter, all forms
of eczema or salt rheum, pimplea
and other cutaneous eruptions pro
ceed from humors, either inherited,
or acquired through defective di
gestion and assimilation.
To treat these eruptions with
drying medicines is dangerous.
The thing to do is to take
Whioh thoroughly cleanse the blood,
expelling all humors and building
up the whole system. They cure
Hood's Sarsaparllla permanently
he had suffered (or some time
AJvlna Wolter. Box
G. Hlne*, Frank*, 111., of oeuma, from
plea on her faee and back and chafed akin on
her body. b.» which aha had been
Cavor of Hood'a than can be published.
Hood's Sarsaparllla promt
euro and hoops tho promise*
violations of the present prohibition
law, which a fair attempt to correct
would greatly lessen. The sale of vile
whiskey by many so-called drugstores
is said to be largely on the increase
and if the legislature will take some
steps to prevent the almost unlimited
sale of whiskey in many localities of
the state the people will approve
There are many nations which
habitually drink light wines and beers
and are temperate nations. It is the
whiskey drinkers who get intemperate
and lose their health and moral sense,
and become unlit for the duties and
pleasures of life, a burden to their
friends and a failure for themselves.
If the legislature can curtail the sale
of whiskey, or other fiery alcoholic
concoctions that set men crazy tem
porarily, even if the consumption of
beer is not decreased, the members
will have the approval of the great
majority of the people of the state.
"We do not believe that any man has
the right to pass laws to prevent an
other man from drinking what he
wants to," says an exchange in dis
cussing this subject, but as long as
the laws are passed and as long as the
sentiment of the majority seems to
be in favor of the law with its less
evils, than license, the enforcement
of the law to the best extent possible
is due to the people of the state who
are not prohibitionists. The educa
tion of the young men as to the actu
al dangerous character of whiskey, its
sure results in their physical destruc
tion will also be in the line of tem
perance and good morals.
It is said that there is a resub
mission lobby appearing in Bismarck
and some of the members are looking
for the high sign.
A few days ago the press of the
country, possibly for stock jobbing
purposes, was busy circulating and
commenting upon a purported inter
view with President J. J. Hill, who
was claimed to have made some very
pessimistic remarks about the high
mark of the country's prosperity being
reached. Mr. Hill afterwards denied
the correctness of the interview. The
following remarks from him are of
late date from Toronto, Canada, where
he has been on railway business.
Mr. Hill is a Canadian by birth, and
his opinions have great weight in
financial matters, both in this coun
try and in Canada. He said:
Frankly, I do not agree with many
who think that the apex of prosperity
has been reached. In fact. I do not
even believe that we have yet reached
what is to be considered a high level.
To my mind, the era of good times
has just begun. Not since the dis
covery of America, in my estimation,
have conditions offered more genuine
opportunities for the acquisition of
wealth by the masses than today.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
United States to John J. Dirksen,
final receipt for qr 4-144-69. $8.
United States to Gerhard Sperling,
12-144-09. final receipt. $8.
Charles Livingston to Richard
Sharp, hf 29-142-65. $1.
Marion Conklin and wife to EfTle
W. Lamberton, lot 2 and hf lot 3,
blk. 57, Klaus addition. $300.
Wells & Dickey Co. to Weller Van
Hook, hf 27-137-63. $1,300.
E'rankson & Kavanaugh to Jane
Somsen. hf and qr 2(3-141-65.
Force M. E. Church to M. T. R.
Cattle Co., all lots 7 and 8, blk. 3
United States to Andrew Syvert
son. patent qr 14-144-62.
United States to John Lamore,
receipt for hf qr 12-144-67.
L. C. Emery, executor, to A. H.
Weston et al, hf and qr 31-142
August Wojohoski and wife to
Dominick Wojciechowski, qr 31
August Woicekowski and wife to
Frank A. Cebule. qr 32-142-63.
A. L. Knauf to C. C. Broderson,
qr and qr and qr of qr
ancf lots 1. 2. and 3.12-143-65. $8,600.
C. C. Broderson and wife to Peter
Broderson, same description as above.
Frederick F. Kelling and wife, to
F. T. Dreckman qr 18-138-85.
J. A. Horner et al, to Geo. W.
Haste, all 15-1426-2. $64,00.
N. D. Land & Investment Co. to
Philip Ottestom, hf 25-139-67.
Louise K. Sanford to Wm. F. Peet,
all 11-138-63, lot 8, blk. 46, Klaus
addition and lots 3, 4, 5, and 6, blk.
68, Klaus 2nd add. 83,300.
John E. Martin and wife to P.
Zink. qr 2-144-66. 8982.13.
Rebecca G. Winslow et al, to George
F. Lutz, all lots 10, 11 and 12, blk. 27,
original Jamestown. 8275.
Josephine S. Gray and husband to
O. W. Dubbs, 21-140-65. 81,600.
United States to Stephen O. Allen,
hf qr and lots 1 and 2, 6-138-63.
RURAL fREE DELIVERY
STUTSMAN COUNTY ENTITLED
TO ONE OR MORE
Congressman Marshall writes the
Alert as follows:
"Heretofore I have succeeded in
securing the establishment of a con
siderable number of rural free delivery
routes in North Dakota. Wherever
they have been put in the people are
enthusiastic over the service, and I
am, therefore, greatly interested in
securing as many additional routes for
the state as is possible.
"These routes may be established
out of any point having daily railway
mail service where about one hundred
patrons for a route not to exceed 25
miles in length can be had. Where a
sufficient number of partons for a
daily route cannot be secured, peti
tions may be made for two routes
with a view of having them served,
by one carrier, with an every other
day service for each. About sixty to
sixty-five patrons for each of such
routes ,are all that are required.
People who live one or two miles
from a route may become patrons of
the same, if they desire, by placing
boxes along the line of the route.
"This being the dull season of the
year, it seems a very good time to
agitate this matter, and get parties
interested who will give their time
to the matter of securing the neces
"Enclosed please find printed in
structions, and if you deem it of suffi
cient importance, I will appreciate
it if you will agitate this matter in
your paper. Upon request, I shall be
glad to furnish full information and
the blank petitions which the depart
ment requires shall be used.
"I desire to get as many petitions
as possible in my hands during the
winter months that I may make ar
rangements at once for special agents
to inspect, early in the spring, the
Several routes in Stutsman county
could be established under the above
ruling, if the farmers desired it, and
take the matter up.
A GOOD MEASURE.
Bismarck Tribune: Senator Will
iams presented a couple ol' important
bills yesterday, intended to give
better effect to the present provisions
of the law providing that the estates
of persons committed to the asylum
at Jamestown shall be made to bear
the cost of their maintenance and
treatment where sufficient to do so.
There is no reason why the persons
financially able to do so should not
bear the expense of their treatment
by the state, when committed to the
asylum. There is a law at present
providing that this shall be done, but
it is largely ineffective.
WHAT l« ITI
OP THK BLOOD
Wo Ouro tho Dlooaoo In tho
Youns and Old or moko
DO YOU WANT TO BE CURED?
The prevalence of Eczema amon# the
youas and old 1* due to the Introduction
of poisonous matter in the blood. Ttaoae
ptmples, sores and eruptions upon the
(ace, neck and body are all due to the
same cause. It 1* a waste of time and
money to attempt to cure such a condi
tion by doctoring the skin. The seat of
trouble Is In the blood. A specific course
of UEDBRIMB will open the natural
channels of the system and promote a
drainage of the Impurities of the blood,
which will filter, cleanse and purify It
so that no form of eruption upon the
skin can appear. MEDERINE is the
cure for Eczema and
all blood Impurities. It stands alone
today upon It* own merits, and chal
lenges the world for a specific blood
purifier Ilka It,
Every bottle of MEDERINE Is sold
on the positive and absolute guarantee
that If taken as directed In the regular
course of treatment It will cure you or
every dollar expended for It will be
promptly refunded. Write MEDERINE
REMEDY CO., Duluth, Minn., for their
system of treatment. All letters an
swered. Illustrated booklet containing
cure* mailed free.
KOZKMA IS A LIVING PINK
to the blood, and tho blood Urea the
akin with the fuel of Its Impurities
(•move the Impurity and tha trouble
aasea away. MEDEFJNE is a specific
prescription that cleanses, filters
and purifies the blood of every possible
taint, and quickly and permanently
cures Eczema. Thousands of well
known citizens In every section of the
country have been cured by the MED
ERINE treatment after all other reme
dies had failed.
MIDI 81 Ml BOTTLE, I0TTIEI88
Bent express prepaid If your drug
gist does not carry KEDERINE In
F*r 8al» mi Of—t»d
Wonucnberz & Avis. Jamestown, N.
The Kind Yon Haw Always BoagM
Grip as epi
GRIPPE is epidemic catarrh. It
no class or nationalty. The
cultured and the ignorant, the aristocrat
and the pauper, the masses and the
classes are alike subject to la grippe.
None are exempt—all are liable.
Hare you the gripT Or, rather, has
the grip got you Grip is well named.
The original .French term, la grippe,
has been shortened by the busy Ameri
can to read grip." Without intending
to do so a new word has been coined
that exactly describes the case. As if
Mine hideous giant with awful GRIP had
VALLEY CITY NORMAL.
Prayer day for colleges was observed
at the normal this year. Rev. Taylor
of Jamestown gave the principal ad
Literary work is at its height
among the various classes and soci
eties. The senior class is deep in the
midst of educational themes, prepara
tory to writing these. Prof. Weeks
and Miss Amidon are in charge of
the public class of the term. The first
division appeared Saturday afternoon
with some very creditable work.
Among them was an oration by Miss
Edith Conn of Spiritwood. Besides
public rhetoricals the several literary
societies are doing active work. The
Athnaeum leads will a membership of
about seventy-five and the young
ladies have an exclusive society. The
young men are organizing a debating
Willard Smith of the 5th grade
model school was appointed page in
A very enjoyable reception was
given Friday afternoon by the teach
ers of the model school for the parents
of the children. There was also an
exhibition of the work of the child
ren. The mandolin club of the nor
mal furnished music for the occasion.
The Glee club is preparing to give
the operetta "The Miracle of Roses"
by Luici Bordese, in the near future.
The members of the faculty are
giving a series of lectures in chapel
which add to the interest of the
The Ladies State Normal Basket
Ball team returned from Fargo Tues
day morning where they won a vic
tory over the Ladies team of the
Fargo High School, with a score of 22
to 11. They were met at the train by
the school and conducted in triumph
to the normal. This is the girls'
first game away from home and much
credit is due them and their excellent
coach, Dr. Palmer.
Monday evening Prof. Preston W.
Search gave his lecture "The greatest
pictures in the world." This was
the first of a series of lectures on
literature and art arranged for the
normal students. Those to follow are
by Judge Charles F. Amidon, Presi
dent Frank A. Weld and Prof. Gatt
Better than Gold.
"I was troubled for several years
with chronic indigestion and nervous
debility," writes F. J. Green, of Lan
caster, If. H. "No remedy helped
me until I began using Electric Bit
ters, which did me more good than
all the medicines I ever used. They
have also kept my wife in excellent
health for years. She says Electric
Bitters are just splendid for female
troubles that they area grand tonic
and invigorator for weak run down
women. No other medicine caan take
its place in our family." Try them.
Only 50c. Satisfaction guaranteed by
Wonnenberg & Avis.
CAUGHT BY THE GRIP.
RELEASED BY PE-RU-NA.
Congressman Geo. H. White's Case.
A Noted Sculptress Cured.
clutched us in its fatal clasp. Men,
women, children, whole towns and cities
are caught in the baneful grip of a ter
Pe-ra-na for Grip.
Mrs. Theophile SchmJtt, wife of the
Ex-Secretary of the German Consulate,
writes the following letter from 3417
Wabash avenue, Chicago, 111.:
I suffered this winter with a severe
attack of la grippe. After using three
bottles of Peruna I found the grip had
I disappeared."—Mrs. T. Schmitt.
Other counties are getting the tele
phone systems extended into the more
thickly settled districts and many
fanners are beginning to find out the
advantages of being on a local line
connecting with the county seat. In
Eddy county there has been one line
put in connecting the town of Shey
enne with New Rockford and a branch
running in another direction reaches
some 20 more farmers. Another line
running southeast from New Rockford
is being organized and more than
enough subscribers have been secured.
An Indiana company furnishes the
instruments which are specially made
for this service. A central office at
some farm house switches on the sub
scribers of any branch line, from the
main line. The cost is practically
nothing after the poles are up and
lines strung. Each house has a call
of its own. No operator is required
and farmers after they have had a
little experience in tlie use of the
phones would not do without one as
the saving in time and travel, with
other conveniences are very great. A
line running into the more thickly
settled part of Barnes county south
of Valley City is to be put in. The
cost of the poles is about 60c each and
of the instruments about $13 each.
The farmers along the New Rockford
line paid about $40 each and those
who at first thought it too expensive
and hesitated about going into the
scheme would not now do without the
phones. In New Rockford a number
of business houses have also been con
nected with the farmers' line. From
20 to'30 subscribers are enough to
organize and build a line.
There are portions of Stutsman
county where a line of this kind could
be put in to advantage. Stutsman
county does not want to be behind
her enterprising neighboring counties
in the matter of farm improvements.
Are fond of traveling on the Famous
trains of the North-Western Line.
The daintily furnished retiring rooms
and cosy compartments afford al] the
privacy of your own home, and make
traveling a pleasure and delight.
The North-Western Limited every
night between the Twin Cities and
Chicago is the peer of all line trains.
Any person having claims against
either Thomas C. Downs or Ransom
Downs are requested to present jame.
at once to The Seller CoJ^ I
Mrs. Celeste Oovell wiitaa from Hi
avenue, Aurora, 111.
Only thoaa who hm suffered with
la grippe and been owed can appreciate
how grateful I feel that such splendid
medicine aa Peruna haa been placed it
the door of every goffering person."—
Mrs. C. Covell.
Hotad SealptNM Cwed el Grip.
Mrs. M. O. Cooper, of the Royal Aoad*
em of Arte, of London, England, now
residing in Washington, D. C., la one of
the greatest living sculptors and painters
of the world. She aaya:
"I take pleaaure in recommending Pe
runa for catarrh and la grippe. 1 hare
suffered for montha, and after the use of
one bottle of Peruna 1 am entirely well."
—Mrs. M. C. Cooper.
D. L. Wallace, a charter member of
the International Barber's Union, writes
from IB Western avenue, Minneapolis,
Following a severe attack of la grippe
I seemed to be affected badly all over.
"One of my customers who waa greatly
helped by Peruna advised me to try It,
and I procured a bottle the same day.
Now my head la clear, my nerves are
ateady, I enjoy food and rest well. Pe
runa haa been worth a dollar adoae to
me."—D. L. Wallace.
Lieutenant Clarice Hunt, of the S41t
Lake City Barracks of the Salvation
Army, writes from Ogden, Utah:
Two months ago I was suffering with
so severe a cold that I could hardly speak.
"Our captain advised me to try Pe
runa and procured a bottle for me, and.
truly it worked wonders. Within two
weeks I waa entirely well."—Clarto*
Congressman WklM Letter.
Tarboro, N. C,
Gentlemen:-/ am more than Math*
fled with Peruna and find It to be aa
excellent remedy for the grip and ca
tarrh. I have used It In my family
and they all Join me In recommending
aa an excellent remedy.George
H. White, Member ot Congret*.
Mrs. T. W. Collins, Treasurer Inde
pendent Order of Good Templars, of
Everett, Wash., writes:
"After having a severe attack of Is
grippe I continued in a feeble condition
even after the doctors called me cured.
My blood seemed poisoned. Peruna
cured me."—Mrs. T. W. Collins.
If yon do not derive prompt and satis*
factory results from the use of Peruna,
write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a
full statement of your case and he will
be pleased to give you his valuable ad
Address Dr. Hartman, President of
The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus,
Old Glory waves over the Odd
Fellows liallTuesday, announcing the
place of meeting for the second annual
state gathering of the Royal Neigh
bors of America. Among those in
attendance from outside tha city are:
Mrs. Ella R. Irwin of Ellendale,
state oracle Miss Mary L. Martin,
Glaston Mrs. Ida Joos, Wimbledon
Mrs. Margaret Gregory, Fullerton
Mrs. May Lockie, Oakes Mrs. F.
Warner, Hankinson Mrs. Nellie Can
field, Cando Mrs. Alice Born, Leeds
Mrs. Alice Rose, Lisbon Mrs. Anna
Leobold, Melville Mrs. Christie
Bethurn, Hamilton Mrs. Florella
Wilsey. Wyndmere Mrs. Jane Bold
ing, Melville Mrs. Clara Grannis,
Sanborn Mrs. Nettie Edgerly, Ellen
dale Mrs. Rachel Stowell, Lucca
Mrs. Stella DePree, Lakota Miss
Anna Warner, Hankinson Miss
Minnie Reese, Sanborn Mrs. Ida
Fried of this city is delegate from the
Wednesday morning's session will be
taken up with the election of state
officers and delegates to the National
Conclave at Indianapolis, Indiana, in
May. Jamestown camp will tender
the visiting delegates and members a
reception and banquet at Odd Fellows
hall this evening. Steward Milstead
has invited the delegates to go
through the asylum, Mayor Severn
will give them a sleigh ride in the
"Topsy" and the opera house man
agement will conduct them over the
WHY DO YOU ASK
for an advertised article at the store?
Because you think it is to your ad
vantage to have that specific thing.
Why does the dealer offer you some
thing else, his "just as-good?" Be
cause he thinks it to his interest to
sell you something else. Which should
have his way? Which one puts up
Following is a list of unclaimed
letters remaining in the postoflice at
Jamestown, N. D., for the week
ending Feb. 7, 1903
Albert Cochett, Rev. Emil Haase,
Irwin D. Kauffman, Edd. Miller, C,
These letters will be held 21 days
after which they will be sent to the
dead letter office. In calling for these
letters always say advertised and give
date of tliis list.
Chas. L. Mitchell, P. M.