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JAMESTOWN CITY AND VICINITY. From Thursday's Ilnlly. Father Connolly declares that the jack rabbit episode recounted in the Carrington Independent is not strictly in accord with truth that it WOB Dr. Archibald who made the grand hunt fo? his rabbitship and when he finally secured his game poor jack was had been frozen to death. There area number of big snow drifts on the side walks on Fifth aveuueand Main street, also on other streets quently traveled.

Tbese drifts are frozen solid and are getting slippery. A few men with picks and shovels oould quickly clear these walks, and such ought to be done. It may prevent an expensive aooident. Jamestown is pretty well represented the list of clerks in the legislature. E.

Sanford is assistant chief clerk at $6 per day, A. Sinclair, O. McHarg and" Miss A. E. Spear, assistant enrolling and grossing clerks, at 85 a day each.

There about one clerk for each member of the legislature. The senatorial fight has, np to date, given the clerical force but little or nothing to do. Geo. C. Smith returned this morning from Fargo, where he had been to tend the funeral of Conductor Crawford.

The Order of Railway Conductors and the Masonic lodge attended in a body, the deceased being a member of both orders. Rev. D. C. Plannette conducted the services.

The remains of J. W. Quinlivan were taken to Watertown, Wisconsin, for interment. The only way the bodies could be told apart was by a buckskin chest protector which ductor Crawford bud worn. After his body had been removed from the ruiDH, his wife's watch, which he had worn on the day of the fatal wreck, was found where his body had lain.

Enough mained of the melted case to identify it as the watch he had worn. Nothing remaind of either body except, the trunks, the remaining partions having been burnt away. Krom Friday's liatlv. The sleighing has been greatly proved in the last day or two. MISB Allie Thorn hill has been very sick for a week past, but is reported now as improving.

Mrs. A. M. Wood of Chicago, is ing with Mrs. A.

B. Ashley and Mrs. F. B. Faooher.

A marriage license was issued day to Nathan E. Whipple and Gina May Lorenson, both of Spiritwood. An artesian well is being sunk at Kensal by thd Soo company, to secure an ample water supply for their engines. At the meeting of the county sioners Tuesday, L. B.

Miner was elected janitor of the court house for the ing year. Miss Rae Bigelow closed her term of school at Pingroe, this afternoon. She has taught ten out of the twelve months of last year. Napoleon LaBrasche went to peg Junction yesterday afternoon, to meet his wife, who has been visiting eastern friends for some months past. H.

M. Wade and wife returned from Chicago yesterday. Mr. Wade was recently married in Chicago. He will devote his time to farming in Stutsman county.

Wells County Gazette: One of the queer phenomena connected with the storm of last Tuesday, was the electricity that pervaded the atmosphere, ing several homes in the city, making he household duties almost impossible all metal was so charged, to touch it as to receive a shock. To give an idea the force of the current, one of our itizens held a cat by the fore feet and ouched a flatiron with the cat's hind eet, which caused a squall on the part the oat, and the holder received a hock that numbed bis arms to the Ibow. From Saturday's Daily. Anton Klaus left for Milwaukee yesrday. He will return in about six eeks.

Sheriff Cronin of Grafton, arrived this orning with a female patient for the ylum. Chas. A. Porter, brother of the state ditor, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. C.

Officer and Bert Grass, all of Irian, are visiting with friends in the y. coincidence, or tbo process of mensuggestion as some might call it, the Webster literary society and Epworth league will discuss the snbtof the annexation of the Hawaian nds, next Friday. embers of the German societ) had a time at the masquerade ball Thursnight. There were soma very pretty elaborate costumes worn, and all it a most enjoyable oocasion. The broke up at a late Halstead has a oouple of pastels exhibition in his furniture store, by local talent.

One is the work fifteen year old student of St. John's emy and would credit to a older and more experienced hand, eoty-two head of horses and a large tity of farm maobinery belonging to avid Bottaford estate, will be sold uetion in this eity on March 18th. The sale will be made under the rection of II. M. Taber, executor, by Harry Cornwall, auctioneer.

her residence near Corinne, Friday, Mrs. A. Whitbeck. aged 66 years. Death occurred from a protracted cold.

The deceased was the mother-inlaw of Representative Geo. Wright, who last night came in from Bismarck in answer to a telegram informing him of the sad bereavement. The burial will occur tomorrow. Farmer: Every little hollow on the prairie is drifted full of snow and ing is very difficult, as one has to twist and turn to avoid such places. In some places the snow has been packed by the wind bard enough to bear a team, but in other places will let them down to the belly.

It is hard work to get along with empty bobs to say nothing of carrying a load. Invitations are being issued for the "house warming" by the United men on Feb. 28th. The large ship of the lodge, together with the vited guests, will make the occasion a lively, and doubtless a roost pleasant one. There will be music, speaking and a banquet, followed by dancing in the commodious lodge room and adjoining banquet hall.

A very interesting debate was held at the meeting of the Webster literary so ciety last night. The decision of the judges on the that immigration should be given two to one in favor of the tive, after which a general debate ensued, showing that the majority, while hardly in favor of absolute prohibition, were decidedly in favor of placing restrictions upon the immense horde pouring into the land each year and if possible sifting the criminal, pauper and low class of migrants from the mass and prohibiting their obtaining a footing in our tion. Speeches on the subject were had from a large number and a very taining and instructive meeting held. Sereral visitors were in attendance. Charles Klaus, who recently made a proposition to a hotel company in cago, for conducting a hotel during the World's fair, has been informed that his offer has been accepted, and yesterday received a telegram to be in readiness to go to work by April 1.

The building is being erectfd at Wabash avenue and Fourteenth street, and is to be a large, complete and finely furnished honse of 300 rooms. Its location is unsurpassed for convenience. It is understood that Mr. Klaus has, from a financial point, an excellent contract. His experience as a hotel man will insure the stockholders of the enterprise a competent and reliable manager.

Mr. Ward Bill also is ciated with the Jackson Park hotel terprise, which is being managed by Hon. Martiu Ryan, one of the commissioners for the state. From Monday's Daily. Attorney Baldwin went to Bismarck this morning.

Yesterday was the 81th anniversary of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. L. A. Niemeyer left last night for a visit in Minneapolis and a business trip to the east. E.

Bischoff has gone to Montana to accept a situation offered him, and to look up a new business location. Sleighing was indulged in quite genererally yesterday, and everybody enjoyed the fine weather after the protraoted period of cold and storms. The county commissioners will hold a meeting next Monday. County Auditor Graves will close up the affairs of bis office this month, and prepare to render the chair to Auditor-elect Vennura. The local interest in the senatorial fight is much less than it was two or three weeks ago.

The daily play" is expected and anything of a contrary nature would produce considerable prise. A Hag will be raised over the Kurtz school bouse, iu Lees township, on ington's birthday, and float to the breeze ou all school days hereafter. The flag is being made by Miss Kate Leisch, the teacher, and her pupils, who will present it to the district officers. Bisuiarck Tribune: 'Capt. A.

H. M. Taylor of the Nineteenth infantry, will be tried soon on the -charge of conduct unbecoming an officer by marrying a domestic. Army etiquette will not erate affairs of this sort, even though they be strictly honorable love matches. In the list of persons fatally injured by a rear end collision on a road near Grand Rapids, last Saturday, is the name of Henry Burleson, who is a relative of Osmer Burleson of The Alert force.

The unfortunate victim was rousted to death, only one arm being found after the wreck. A. Blewett returned from Bismarck Saturday night. Hs has been watching the senatorial situation and assisting the democratic workers in their determined, but thus far unsuccessful, fight to elect Benton, or some other leader of the minority in the legislature, to Mr. Casey's seat.

Mr. Blewett has also been acting as a member of the sohool fund gating committee. He says resubmission has not yet been discussedfto any extent, and the fate of the measure is tain. Shaw Haas Bros. A and Gieseier, Blewett Co.

tendered are ception to the Jamestown fire ment Saturday night, in recognition of the valiant work of the firemen at the late fire in the Lloyd and Watson block. The reception was held at the German hall, which was thronged early in the evening by the members of the several oompauies in uniform. Refreshments were served and the occasion was a very pleasant one. Speeches were made by Chief Clough, Past Chief Peter Haas, and others. Yesterday morning at the Congrega tionalchurch, Rev.

J. R. McConnehey, superintendent of the Children's Home society of North and South Dakota, occupied the pulpit. His address was devoted to ac exposition of the object, aims, and work of the society in the two states since its organization in November, 1891. The object of the society, as he explained it, is to seek destitute and homeless ohildren, rescue them from their unfavorable surroundings and to place them in good homes, where they will be trained and educated fer the duties of life.

After the children have been placed ia homes an oversight is maintained for a period to prevent cruelty or neglect from a possible judged selection of a home. Since the organization of the society a large ber of little waifs have been taken care of and the reverend gentleman's periences, as he told them, were both pathetic and amusing, and very taining. The advisory board includes the names of such men as ex-Governor A. H. Burke, Congressman Johnson and seventeen others, scattered over the two states.

From Tuesday's Daily. Judge Rose went to Bismarck on the belated Pacific mail. Editor Steinbach of Der Pioneer, is again reported sick. The next performance at the opera house, as far as is now known, will be a minstrel company, in about two weeks. Mrs.

Dr. Kuauf-Wink went to Dickey this morning to attend Mrs. J. Lobman, who has been seriously ill for sometime. Representative George Wright, who came home Friday night to attend the funeral of bis mother-in-law, returned to Bismarck this morning.

L. H. Weil, of the clothing firm of Wiel returned this afternoon from New York and Chicago, where he has been for the past month purchasing a spring stock. Among those from Courtenay who came in to attend the funeral services of Mrs. Whitbeck are W.

A. Milne, Will McGibbon, A. Robinson, Will Reed and others. John Heissinger returned the other day from a three week's visit at Fountain City, and says the weather in that state is quite as cold as that which is being experienced at present in North Dakota. The residents of Courtenay, the ing new town on the Soo in this county think that in order to keep up with the rest of the world the town must start a grave yard.

A hall or place of meeting for the people is also badly needed. The ball last night under the auspices of the Q. W. G. R.

dab was one of the pleasantest affairs of the kind held this season. There was a large attendance. Hansen's orchestra discoursed delightful music, the supper served by the Catholic ladies was delicious, and everybody had a royal time. The burial of Mrs. Whitbeck occurred yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Highland Home cemetery.

The funeral services rere held at the home of the deceased at Cerinne, and the remains brought in by team, panied by a number of neighbors and friends of the family. At the regular meeting of ern Pacific Hose company, last night, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Foreman, Jas. Bingham assistant foreman, Win. Maries tary, Ed. Withnell treasurer, D.

S. Hamilton boll toller, W. H. Dollar janitor, Jas. Bingham.

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Gray of Spiritwood lake, are spending a few days in town, the first time for several weeks.

Stock is doing well at the lake despite the long, cold spell, but farm house life has been somewhat monotonous lately owing to the bad roads and difficulty of getting around out of doors. Although there were no indications that the little birds had chosen mates in this part of the world the master had good reason to remember that it was St. Valentine's day just the same. The school teachers were kindly remembered by many of the pupils, it is said, and other people also opened their mail to discover that someone in no way connected with Master Cupid had re membered them. Sanborn Enterprise: A ten dollar bill was sent by N.

J. Olsen to" the First National bank of Valley City for deposit. The bill was returned to him as being a one dollar bill raiqpd to ten. The work of raising is artistically done and none but an expert could have detected it. Not only is a cipher added where the figures appear, but in every place where the one was spelled out the letters are changed to ten.

Of course when one's attention is called to it and comparison is made with a genuine one and ten lar bills the fraud is apparent, but ninetynine out of a hundred would accept the note as a ten dollar bill. Valley City Alliance: It is said that about eighty young lady normal dents have decided to get dresses u-s-t -g-g-sactly alike. According to agree ment they are to be the same material and made up after the same won't that be nice to thus garb the pretty misses of the normal? Something like four hundred yards of double width of dress go.jds, besides several gross of buttons and a whole slew of trimming will be required. This is quite an idea and our normal girls will be the pride of the town, and we will be glad to see them all looking alike and gay, there's the believe they should have ronized home institutions and bought of some Valley City merchant instead of sending to an eastern catalogue firm. Prom Weaeaeidar'aDallf I.

C. Wade gave an interesting talk to the Boys' Union in the lecture room of the Congregational church, last evening on the subject of a "boy's experience in the army." Mr. Wade, as a drummer boy, entered the army when but 15 years old and hia experiences were many, varied, and thrilling, as he recounted them to bis juvenile audience. E. E.

Cuddeback has sold his interest in the North side meat market, and will retnrn to Elmira, N. in a few weeks. He says he has a good business opening there, more congenial to himself than the butcher business, and where an provement in his health is expected. Mr. and Mrs.

Cuddeback have made ous friends in Jamestown who will regret their intended departure. The 3-year old daughter of Rev. J. R. McConnehey of Fargo, who preached at the Congregationl church Sunday ing, died at 7 o'clock Monday morning of la grippe.

The child had been sick for about six weeks. On Mr. McConnehey's return to Fargo the child was thought to be a little better and lie left on the 5 o'clock train Monday morning for Mmto. Soon after his departure the child sank rapidly and died two hours later. The adjourned meeting of the city council, called to order at 4 o'clock terday afternoon by Alderman Steel, mayor pro tem, was attended by men Adams, Blood, Buckley, Fletcher, Johnson and Mason.

Ordinance No. 3, which failed to pass Monday night, was reconsidered aud passed. Ordinances numbered from to 17 inclusive, were read the third time and passed. nance No. 18 was introduced by Alderman Blood, was read three times, and passed under a suspension of the rules.

Ou motion of Alderman Adams, the method of publishing ordinances was left to the printing committee, in junction with the mayor. Bids for new artesian well were laid over to next lar meeting. FROM DICKEY. A Good Business Shortridge Helps a Church. An Alert representative made a visit Monday to the thriving little city of Dickey, in LaMoure county.

This is an important point on the James River ley railroad, 30 miles below JamestownMr. N. Schmid, wheat buyer for the Northern Pacitio and North Dakota vator companies, declares that the ness carried on during the past year equaled to, if it did not exceed, that of all the other towns put together between LaMoure and this city. That is a rather large statement for such a small place, but it is not the boast of but one of its citizens, but of many. A great deal of the country to the north, south and west is tributary to Dickey.

It will be remembered that the ern Pacific ageat at that point peared mysteriously between two days last fall leaving, besides the railroad company, several business men ing his loss. Information has been received of his turning up in Texas not long ago, but as his bondsmen had already made good the amount of his defalcations he was allowed to disappear again. The Methodist church people have erected a neat and comfortable little church building and yesterday ters were busy placing the hardwood pews in position. The church has been struggling for sometime to relieve the debt which hangs over their heads and last week were agreeably surprised and pleased to receive substantial aid ftom Gov. E.

C. D. Shortndge in the form of a money contribution. A comfortable farm, adjoining the Wells Dickey farm which, abuts ou the oity plat, was sold recently to C. Cramer for the consideration of The place was originally the property of John Flaherty, Ht present the efficient baggageman for the Northern Pacific in Jamestown, whofiled on the place as a homestead back in the 80's.

The surrounding country is settled with a thrifty set of Michigan people, Canadians and Wisconsin Germans. As an indication of the business done there, it was stated that not a day had passed this month, even during the late big snow storm, but that loads of wheat were brought into the town. Timbers were being hauled to struct the approaches to new $300 wagon bridge which the county is ing a short distanoe to the north of the city, making the second crossing of the James near that place. H. C.

Duerner, the genial agent of the Northern Pacific has recently built a large barn but a short distance to the north of the depot and will ns ments demand increase and enlarge the buildings on bis land. ANOTHER BUSINESS BLOCK. Anton Klaus Enters the Field With Another Building Enterprise. A Fine Two-Story Brick Building to go up This Spring. From every indication Jamestown will witness the erection of several important blocks this year.

Anton Klans, the oiiginal Jamestown boomer, informs The Alert that as soon as weather mits, the erection of a two story brick structure on Front street will be commenced. It will be erected east of the Gladstone hotel on the Klaus lots. It will be a business building at least 50x70 feet, and if a renter can be secured the third 25 foot lot now occupied by a wooden building used as a restaurant will be included in the building, making a frontage of 75 feet. The stores will be handsomely finished and it is understood that two of them have been rented in advance. Mr.

Klaus will return in about six weeks and start operations on this enterprise. He has the brick already made. It is also known tLat Capt. S. K.

McGinnis is contemplating the erection of a business block on Main street tween Fourth and Fifth avenues, and that final arrangements for this may be made within a few days. The Lloyd and Watson block, burned last month, will also be rebuilt as soon as possible. Other building ments are contemplated that will no doubt be made, several private bouses are to be erected, and the Northern cific company is likely to construct its long promised depot. Altogether 1893 promises to be a building year for town, which is growing like no other city in the state. A STARCH FACTORY PROMISED.

II" the 1'otatoes are Guaranteed the Factory Is Assured. Anton Klaus has received the ing letter and proposition regarding the erection of' a potato starch factory in this county. The firm is said to be entirely responsible. and is at present engaged in facturing potato, com and wheat starch at Boston, Mass. This is the same firm conducting the Hankinson starch factory.

The chief difhcnlty found there has been the scarcity of potatoes, not half enough having been raised, it is said, for the use of the factory. From that fact the ditions of acreage required by the jectors of the factory for this poiut are no more than just. The following is the letter: The Big Dry Goods Store JAMESTOWN, N. D. We are receiving daily, from the eastern market, the cnoicest novelties in spring and summer dress goods, French and tic ginghams, and satines.

fore purchasing elsewhere, call in person and you will agree with us that we have the est line 1 staple and fancy dry goods in North Dakota. Our trade is enormous in the W. C. C. corsets try them.

Remember we are the exclusive agents for the famous Priestley Black Dress Goods. The Big Dry Goods Store Busttn, Jan. '28th, 1893. Anton Klaus, Milwaukee. of the 'Joth received and contents noted.

In reply will say that we consider it a poor time to build a starch factory or any other manufactur ing concern that needs protection until it is settled what the democrats are going to do with the tariff. They promise to give us free trade or as near to it as pos sible. One thing is sure, cannot make potato starch in this country to compete with Germany unless we have pro tion. We can today lay down the best German potato starch, in Boston, at cents per pound. If we were sure that, we could have the same protection that we now have, we would gladly put you up a factory this CD 00 CO rr season, provided the farmers wonld guarantee to raise us say from 300 to 506 acres potatoes at fair pnces, and live up to their agreement.

If tbe farmers will raise potatoes cheap enough, so we could compete with the German, we would perhaps conclude to buiid. Please let us know at what price they would be willing to contract, say 300 acres at 08 pounds to the bushel, taking everything just as they grew. Do we understand you to say that the legislature has at this session ated for bounty for a factory at Jamestown? Would be glad to bear from you at any time. Yours truly, EUSTESUS: ALDRICH. 55 Kilby Street.

P. S. The present duty on potato starch is 2 cents per pound, and this would make the foreign cost 4J4" cents. It is not believed that the policy of the democratic congress will be such as to injure enterprisesof this kind. At least it does not seem possible that such radical legislation will follow Cleveland's tion.

There has been no bill passed priating $3,000 for a bounty for a starch factory here or anywhere, but a bill has been introduced allowing that amount for bounty purposes, in addition to the regular sum appropriated for bounty. During tbe last few day6, Mr. Klaus has been endeavoring to get farmers cf his acquaintance to agree to put in the number of acres required for tbe factory. He thinks that 18 cents a bushel can be paid for the potatoes, but it is not tain as to prices yet. Several prising citizens of Jamestown have expressed themselves as willing to ulant a certain amount of ground for this purpose, and it is likely that a guarantee of the potatoes required can be bad.

Any farmer willing to raise potatoes for the factory will confer a favor on the projectors if he will, as soon as possible, so notify Anton Klaus at 1319 Grand avenue, Milwaukee, stating the amount of land he wili devote to that purpose. Mr. Klaus will keep a record of the acres to be planted and inform the firm. All propositions'to be must come from lesponsible parties before April 1. This is important to the cess of the undertaking.

There are enough farmers in the vicinity of town alone to enter into a contract to raise tbe potatoes necessary to secure the building of the factory this summer. There is no doubt but what a fair profit can be had on every bushel of potatoes grown for such purpose. it is understood that Mr. J. A.

Buchanan of Rio, has offered to grow the necessary 500 acres of potatoes self, and donate 5 acres of ground if firm will build their factory at Rio near this city. This is a movement of much quence to this county, it will add other industry to the city, and fnrniek employment for additional people, besides giving a steady local market for all the potatoes likeiv to be grown. It is something that ought to be pushed to a completion this spring aud The iVlert triifits that both tbe farmers and citizens of the town will take hold of it in earnest. Notice. To all whom it may concern: Take notice that the partnership known as the Hughes Implement Company has this day been dissolved, and that the ness is to be run by D.

E. Hughes. wbe it to pay all debts and collect all accounts and notes of said firm. Dated Feb. 10th.

1893. D. E. HUGHES, E. A.

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