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THE DAILY TRIBUNE.
Published every afternoon, except Sunday,
at Bismarck, North Dakota, is delivered by
carrier to all parts of the city at 50 cents
per month, or $6 per year. The daily sent
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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
Published every Friday eight pages, con
taining a summary of the news of the week
—local and foreign—particular attention being
paid to state news. Sent to any address,
postage paid, for $1 for one year 50 cents
for six months 25 cents for three months.
The Bismarck Tribune is the oldest
newspaper in the state—established June 11,
1873. It has a wide circulation and is a
desirable advertising medium. Being pub
lished at the capital of the state- it makes a
feature of state news, of a semi-official char
acter. and is therefore particularly interest
ing to all who desire to keep the run of state
affairs—political, social and business.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
B. S. Russell, Stutsman.
Samuel Richardson, Ward.
Roger Allin, Walsh.
J. F. V. Keibert, Oliver.
Tfaos. F. Marshall, Dickey.
A. J. Gronna, Nelson.
Justices Supreme Court—
N. C. Youing, Oass.
Edward Engerud, Cass.
E. Y. Sarles, Traill.
David Bartlett, Griggs.
Secretary of State—
E. F. Porter, Foster.
H. L. Holmes, Pembina.
A. Peterson, Sargent.
Supt. of Public Instruction—
W. L. Stockwell, Walsh.
G. N. Frlch, Nelson.
Commissioner of Insurance—
E. C. Cooper, Grand) Forks.
Com'r. of Agriculture and Labor—
W. C. Gilbreath, Morton.
C. S. Deisem, LaMoure.
John Christiansen, McHenry.
Eric Stafne, Richland.
CONDITIONS OF TRADE.
Henry Clews weekly financial re
We have enjoyed another week of
admirable crop weather, and experts
are now figuring on 2,500,000,000 bush
els of corn, 11,500,000 bales of cotton
and 625,000,000 bushels of wheat, these
figures allowing for the fact that con
dition of cotton and corn may fall off
somewhat during August. As pro
ducers are generally securing profita
ble prices—even 9 cent cotton yielding
more than an average profit—it fol
lows that interior merchants should
experience a reasonably satisfactory
season for in spite of industrial
growth the agricultural interests are
still the backbone of our national
All indications point to an active
market. As said above, the advance
appears to be all that is justified by
natural conditions but manipulation
is a factor that must always be con
sidered in stock market movements,
and the recent rise has had the help
of very powerful interests, who may,
If they choose, easily carry prices to
a still higher level, or complete long
delayed deals that must have an im
portant effect upon values. As the
market rises profit-taking grows, and
the consequent changes of position
create a more even balance of opinion
that conduces to activity. There has
already been a considerable expansion
of the short interest ready to take
quick advantage of any unfavorable
developments. Very soon crop de
mands will assert themselves and
western banks will commence to draw
against their balances here, the effect
being the cutting d^wn of local bank
reserves: and this fact should not be
However, the business outlook is
satisfactory. Evidently this country
has turned its back upon the period of
extreme depression which began in
1903, but no wild boom is in sight, and
none is wanted.
PUBLICATION OF ASSESSMENT
The Tribune has this year published
the assessment lists of the county,
giving the people of the county a sim
ple opportunity to obtain facts with
reference to the personal property as
sessment levied against each taxpayer
in the city and oounty. The Grand
.Forks Herald has argued the wisdom
of this, and suggested that provision
.^should be made for the official publica
tion of this list in each city and coun
^ty in the state, with a view of enabling
eanaMxatlon boards to obtain tacts up-
In a recent article the Herald says:
A few days ago the Herald recom
mended fhat arrangements be made
for the publication of the assessment
lists, especially the assessments of
personal property, in order that every
taxpayer in the community might be
placed in possession of information 1
which he ought to have. E. H. Kent, I
of this city, has just supplied us with'
a copy of an Illinois paper which!
shows that this plan is in operation
there. The paper is the Kendall Coun
ty Record, published at Yorkville, 111.
It contains the official publication of
the personal assessment rolls of two
townships. In addition there is a
feature of the real estate assessment
which insures the publication of im
portant information, without making
the publication too expensive. The
entire real estate list is not published.
The only real estate lists given are
those in which changes have been
made from last assessment. Of course'
the saving from this partial publication
of the real estate assessment in Illinois
would be greater than it would be
here, for the reason that real estate
values are more stable there than here.
Values of farm property there have
changed little for years. Here val
ues are advancing every year. How
ever this is an unimportant detail.
The point is that in that state the as
sessment lists are published, so that
every taxpayer can ascertain without
the trouble of a trip to the county seat
or any other inconvenience, exactly
what is being done. The Herald re
peats that this ought to be done in
this state, and it desires to call atten
tion to the press of the state to the
question, as there is a chance here
for a Reform of a very practical nature,
one which has nothing to do with polit
ical squabbles, and one which will cer
tainly bring about good results. If
sufficient interest is taken in the sub
ject a law can be passed at the next
session of the legislature which will
provide for the publication of the as
sessment list next year.
The democrats of the state meet in
convention at Grand Forks tomorrow
for the nomination of a state ticket.
It is not likely the most sanguine ad
herent of democratic principles be
lieves there is any chance for any one
of the men who may be placed upon
the ticket as the nominees of the
party. M. P. Hegge of Traill county,
Sarles* home county, is likely to be
laced at the head of the ticket as a Hansbrough.
candidate for governor, but he stands said that he has the solid west and
no chance of election. North Dakota we are willing to concede that Judge
is overwhelmingly republican and will Parker has the solid south. No one
roll up a greater majority than ever
this year. Nevertheless there is some
thing admirable about the persistence
of the delegates who journey from all
parts of the state year after year,
nominate a ticket, adopt a platform,
and see the ticket defeated. Or is It' ment of the tariff in any event. It is
that in the event of the election of a' needless to state that if the readjust
democratic administration'—sometime ment takes place under republican aus
—the men who have followed the near-* pices, the protective principle, on
ly deserted old party ship would with which is based our great prosperity,
propriety claim federal offices? Can will be maintained. If it should take
it be that there is something beside place under democratic auspices no
unselfish devotion to principle in this
allegiance to the democratic party?
Smallest Person Living.
Did "General" Tom Thumb still live,
in comparison with the subject of this
writing he would be a giant in stature.
"Dainty Dewdrop" is certainly an odd
title to be applied to a man, but not
more so than he who is recognized by
this sobriquet. Think of a perfect
formed man, thirty-three years old,
but seventeen inches in height and
weighing only twelve pounds. Well,
such a liliputian, not a resident of im
aginary Lilliput Islands, but who was
born and reared in the good old-tar
heeled state of North Carolina, will be
exhibited here by the Walter L. Main
show on August 3rd.
on which to base a fair equalisation.' fort, he was adverse to abandoning
The Minneapolis Journal makes this administration, for no matter what the
sane observation: The North Dakota!democrats Promise in their conven
pure food law has much to commend
it. For instance, it requires that semi
annually the food commissioner shall
publish in two papers in each county
in the state a list of the adulterated
foods that have come under his official
notice. These publications are paid
for by the state, and the direct effect
is to inform the public and insure the
support of the state press for the law.
Tf all the states had similar statutes,
the men who get rich by food adultera
tion would soon be looking for some
thing else to do.
A biographical sketch of this cute,
tiny fellow would read no different
than the life of the average citizen,
except the many comical situations he
experiences owing to his miniature
stature. "Dainty" for a number of
years was the owner of a thriving
farm in Ceffo, Person county, North
Carolina, and it took months of per
suasion and an almost fabulous salary
to induce him to give up his agricul
tural pursuits and become an exhibit
tor patrons at the Main circus, for be
sides possessing a sufficiency of the
world's goods to live in ease end.eOm*
BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNB, TUE8DAY, JULY 26, 1904.
HANSBROUGH ON POLITICS.
Thinks Roosevelt Will Get the Solid
West and Democrats Must Carry
Every Doubtful State to Win.
St. Paul Pioneer Press: United
States Senator Hansbrough of North
Dakota, who was at the Merchants
hotel yesterday, believes that Presi
dent Roosevelt will get the solid west
next November and that if he carries
only one of the so-called doubtful
states his election will be assured.
Judge Parker, on the other hand. Sena
tor Hansbrough believes, will have to
carry all of the doubtful states.
Senator Hansbrough, who has won
considerable prominence by his advo
cacy of a readjustment of the tariff
along republican lines, still believes
that there will be a readjustment at the
next session of congress.
"I have no doubt about the election
of President Roosevelt," said Senator
I think that it may be
will deny that the republicans have the
best of the debatable territory.
"With the election of Roosevelt
there will be a continuation of the
good times we are now enjoying.
"I think that there will be a readjust-
one can deny that we would have a
repetition of the business conditions
experienced during the last Cleveland
tions, they are for free trade.
"The tariff should be readjusted to
meet changed and changing conditions
The present tariff law will be eight
years old next summer. Since it was
enacted, we have fought a war with a
foreign country, we have freed Cuba,
acquired Porto Rico and the Phillip
pines and become a great world power.
Necessarily our commercial relations
with foreign countries have changed.
For that reason I think that the tariff
law should be overhauled and brought
down to date.
"It may be a fine distinction, but I
believe there is a distinction between
a revision and a readjustment of the
tariff. By revision it is generally un
derstood that duties are to be lowered
all along the line, whereas if we pro
ceed to readjust the existing law we
would find a number of articles now
on the free list that should be placed
on the dutiable list. I am equally cer
tain that there are articles on thft
dutiable list the rates upon which
should be lowered.
"I believe that the tariff is going to
be the principal issue in the coming
presidential campaign. Some believe
that the trust question will be the
paramount issue, but it will be found
when discussion opens that the demo
crats have no remedy whatever to
offer, whereas we all know that Presi
dent Roosevelt has adopted the policy
of enforcing existing laws. In addi
tion the department of commerce has
been established during his adminis
tration and this department is now en
gaged in bringing about the most com
plete publicity with respect to the so
called combinations and trusts.
"With respect to North and South
Dakota, there is no question about
President Roosevelt receiving the
electoral votes of the two states by ma
jorities very much greater than were
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his practical life for one of travel.
There is not a lady's glove worn
in the land which would not make
"Dainty" a pair of shoes. The usual
size washbowl is amply commodious
for his prodigy's bed, and the vest
worn by the average sized man would
make him a complete suit of clothes,
while a carpenter's lead pencil an
swers his purpose for a walking cane.
"Dainty" Dewdrop" is truly one of
the world's wonders.
the same may be said with respect to
all the western states. Our people a.
satisfied with present conditions and
do not want to exchange a oe taintv
for an uncertainty.
"The crop prospects in North Dak ita
are very good. The republicans have
just nominated one of the strongest
tickets ever put colore the people of
1!iat state, a ticnet composed r? *."eii
known and hii?li-minded citizens."
A Grand Forks dispatch says: The
democratic state convention will be
held in this city Wednesday for the
nomination of a state ticket. About
the only thing that seems practically
certain is the nomination of M. F.
Hegge of Hatton for governor. Mr.
Hegge is a prominent and successful
marchant of Traill county, the home
of E. Y. Sarles, the republican candi
date for governor. He is a Scandina
vian, and from that nationality in
Traill county it is figured will receive
a large vote. While the democrats
have little hope of carrying on a suc
cessful campaign for any of the state
offices, more enthusiasm has been
shown in the ranks than for many
Tracy R. Bangs of this city has been
prominently mentioned for a place on
the ticket. His popularity outside of
his own party will make him a formid*
John M. Fleming, a practicing at
torney of Michigan. City, has been men
tioned as a probable candidate for a
congressional nomination. He moved
to North Dakota something over a year
ago from St. Paul.
The currant season opens Monday,
July 18th, at McMeesers, Mandan ave
nue and Thayer street.
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