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Shf gisunarch Sritanw.
BY M. H. KAVEI.L.
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THOSK ELECTION KETU11XS.
Lt is announced at last that Governor
Church is taking measures to ascertain the
result of the vote on division, and that in
course of time, he will make proclamation
ot the returns. The vote was cast the sec
ond Tuesday in November, and the result
cannot now be known until after the first
of January. And this is the indignity to
which the free white people of the territory
are subjected by our carpet bag governor.
This election was held pursuant to an act
oi the legislature and had the endorsement
of the entire body. Instead of attending to
hisduties,to whose discharge he is solemn
ly sworn, Governor Church goes to Wash
ington, hob-nobs with the federal admini
stration, devises the one state movement
t-o offset the moral force of the people's
vote, aim gives the democrats in congress
the pretext to continue to ignore and out
rage the rights of six hundred thousand
people. This is not the first time in the
history of our country that a republican
territory in the hands of a democratic con
gress has found itself in a bad fix.
The above from the Grand Forks
Herald as a species of dishonest journal
ism, unworthy of a newspaper like the
Herald and perhaps Mr. Winship's ab
sence accounts for it. No matter what
the administration may be let us be
honest in our criticisms. Section 5 of
chapter 42 of the laws of 1887—the act
authorizing a vote on the question of
division—provides that "the several
county boards of canvassers shall certify
to the governor the result of such can
vass, whereupon the governor shall im
mediately upon receipt of sucli certifi
cates, make public proclamation thereof,
and shall also forward a certified copy of
such certificate of the result of such elec
tion, «to the president and congress of the
Had the county auditors complied with
this law the result would have been an
nounced officially long ago. Not one
county in the territory complied with this
section of the law until the governor sent
out a request to each county auditor,
calling attention to the law. Even at
this late day five county auditors have
failed to respond. The governor has,
however, sent out notification to the
tardy ones that unless the returns are
forthcoming at ouce a messenger will be
sent for them and the expense charged
up to the county. The only figures thus
far published are those from the sec
retary's office, which are still incomplete
—two or three counties yet to hear from.
The returns to the secretary are simply
placed on file as the law provides. These
are not the returns to be canvassed. The
code specifically mentions what returns,
made to the secretary, shall be canvassed
—those on the division question are to be
cauvessed only by the governor, and he
cannot very well canvass until he gets the
returns. Anti-divisionists do not care a
continental whether the canvass is ever
made or not and divisionists are now so
chagrinned at the known result of the
election that they are not supposed to be
greatly interested in the forthcoming
proclamation. There are plenty of exec
utive acts a democratic administration
to criticise without resorting to petty
things and false reasoning.
THE EDUCATIONAL BILL.
In the education of the people lies the
future safety of American institutions.
The increased representation given to the
southern states on account of the enfran
chisement of the negro was a mistake.
Educational advantages is what the black
man needed at the close of the war and
needs still. Political rights amount
to nothing to those too ignorant to ex
ercise them. There are thousands of
places in the south where the people
never have a school longer than sixty-five
days in a year. The government is
wrangling over a surplus of a hundred
millions in the treasury while thousands
upon thousands of its people are growing
up in ignorance- As the Augusta Sen
tinel says: "Hoarding up the money
while the children are growing up too ig
norant to decipher the name of the man
whom they vote to be president of the
great government." And the Sentinel
might have added—too ignorant and in
dolent to see that their votes are counted
after they are cast. The new educational
bill as reported to the senate provides
for an appropriation to the several states
and territories, including the district of
Columbia, of an aggregate sum of $77,
000,000, covering a-period of eight years,
as follows: The first year, 87,000,000
the second, $10,000,000 the third, $15,
000,000 the fourth, $13,000,000 the fifth,
^$11,000,000 the sixth, $9,000,000 the
seventh, $7,000,000, and the eighth, $5,
000,000. This money is to be divided and
ppid out in the several states and terri
tories and in the district of Columbia
"in that proportion which the whole
number of persons in each who, being of
the ago of ten years and over, cannot
write, bears to the whole number of such
persons in the United States." It is to
be applied not to the establishment of an
independent school system, but to the
assistance of the common schools already
established, with the condition that no
state or territory shall receive more from
this source than it expends for educa
tional purposes from its own resources.
Should any state or territory decline to
receive its share of the fund thus appor
tioned, such amount shall go to increase
the distribution to those who do accept
This bill has great merit and ought to
pass. While the north with its magni
ficent system of common shools may not
be in need of the support this bill giveB,
a broader view must be taken of the mat
ter and its effect on other sections of the
country considered. The education of
the southern voter is certainly a matter
in which the north ought to be interested.
A "solid south" is a constant menance to
good government. The education of the
ignorant negro will break the southern
pyramid. The gross illiteracy of the
emancipated population of the south de
bars it from comprehending the duties of
citizenship, prematurely thrust upon it,
and the reconstruction of the south never
can be successfully accomplished without
proper attention being given to the edu
cation of the ignorant.
WHY DAKOTA IS A TERRITORY.
The attempt of Senator Frye of Maine
to dodge the responsibility of having de
feated the division and admission of two
Dakotas, and cunningly throwing the re
sponsibility for the great outrage upon
the democrats is congress, will meet with
merited rebuke from the territorial
press—or at least from those editors who
are acquainted with the facts. The
Fargo Argus strikes the matter just right
in the following editorial from Monday's
Senator Frye of Maine writes the Pi
oneer Press a very pretty little letter, in
which he holds the democracy up to shame
because of the condition of Dakota, and
yet this same Mr. Frye, with his handsome
moustache, and his colleague, Mr. Hale,
stood up in the United States senate in
1882 and defeated division and admission
both. The democracy were powerless,
and but for Frye, South Dakota would
have been a state then, and North Dakota
now. Mr. Frye had some Yankton bonds
on his mind—or something. Not a bad
fellow is Frye, but "none of this holier
than thou" business, William—just get up
and say you did wrong then and ask the
democracy to right it now.
Messrs. Frye and Hale were ably as
sisted in the defeat of favorable legisla
tion for Dakota at that time by Judge
Moody, the senator-eleot from the play
state down in the lower end of the terri
tory, who uncompromisingly refused to
accept division simply, with statehood to
come later on. A couple of republicans
from Maine defeated the division of Da
kota and the creation of two more repub
lican states. This is the medicine—bit
ter to republicans, sweet to democrats.
We can argue the matter as much as we
like these are facts, substantiated by
such men as Colonel Lounsberry, Judge
Barnes, and other members of the same
lobbying committee of which Judge
Moody was a member, sent to Washing
ton in 1882 to work for Dakota's interest.
The TRIBUNE will rise above its party
prejudices long enough to admit the
THE COMPILED LAWS.
Section four of chapter eighty-three,
laws of 1887—the act authorizing the
compilation of the laws—reads as fol
When the laws shall have been printed
and are ready for distribution, which shall
be within eight months from the passage
and approval of this act, (March 11,1887,)
th« governor shall issue his proclamation
announcing such fact and lus acceptance
of such compilation and thirty days after
the date of such proclamation, said compi
lation shall go into effect, and thereafter
the laws so compiled shall be received by
all courts and officers of this territory, and
shall in all respects be as valid and bind
ing as original enrolled acts approved and
filed in the office of the secretary of the
territory, as now provided by law.
The laws are now in the hands of the
governor and ready for distribution, and
although nearly thirty days have elapsed,
the governor has not yet made the proc
lamation. He considers the law as
simply directory and will delay is
suing the proclamation until suffi
cient time has elapsed to allow
judges and members of the bar an oppor
tunity to carefully inspect the same and
notify him of any improper matters or
errors that may be found in the compila
tion. The governor does not feel justi
fied in pronouncing the work as law
until it has been properly scrutinized—a
very proper course to pursue. The ex
traordinary powers delegated to the com
pilers by the legislature makes the mat
ter of issuing a proclamation one needing
serious consideration. In view of the
fact that leading attorneys have already
found errors in the work, or at least dif
fer with the judgment of the compilers
on the question of "repeal by implica
tion" and consequent omission of certain
sections, the TRIBUNE is now more fully
convinced than ever that the compila
tion ought to be received in courts
simply as "presumptive evidence" until
the next legislature shall enact the vol
ume as the statutes of the territory. The
compilation of the laws was a great task,
and the work shows on its face evidence
of faithfulness and careful arrangement.
It will be a much more valuable book
for attorneys than Levisee's code, and
doubtless will come into general use
even though the governor fails—on good
and sufficient grounds —to issue any
proclamation. The compilation has cost
the territory something like $15,000, but,
of course, some of this money will be
BISMARCK WEEKLY TRIBUNE: FRIDAY, JAW. «p!888
returned to the territorial treasury
through the sales of the book—which
Governor Church will have charge of—
the price of which is $3.50 -much cheaper
than Levisee's code.
THE DAKOTA INJUSTICE.
E. N. Brann, a resident of the fifth
judicial district, writes to the Kennebec,
(Me.,) Journal, from North Madison,
Me., where he is now visiting, a long
letter on the Dakota question, in which
the injustice of congressional delay in
making it a state is vigorously set forth.
Among other things Mr. Brann says:
To show how inadequate our territorial
condition is to meet the exigencies of Da
kota, 1 will mention a few of its disadvan
tages: First, the territorial judiciary is
wholly insufficient to meet the wants of a
community like Dakota, which outgrew
its territorial swaddling clothes several
years ago. In the district where I reside,
one judge has to preside over court in
twenty-three counties, and in each one of
these counties are always from fifty to one
hundred cases upon the court docket that
one judge has to do ail the court business
of the district, except the little done by
justices of the peace. Persons accused of
high crime, whom the constitution says
shall have a speedy trial, often lie in jail
over a year without a trial in fact, the
whole judiciary is a farce, so inadequate is
it to meet the exigencies of a territory or
state the size of Dakota.
Our public schools have to be supported
and school houses built wholly by direct
taxation, when contiguous states like
Minnesota and Iowa have the school lands,
which are one-sixteenth ol' the whole area,
to help support their schools but Dakota
is a territory, and can derive no benefit
from the munificent grant of school lands
until it becomes a state.
BISMARCK WAS NEVER A VILLAGE.
"Oh Pitt was never a boy," said a
friendly critic of the great English states
man. In a similar sense was Bismarck
ever a village? Or was it always a city
in its ways and aspirations and in size
still a village? Every New Year's, and
to-day is no exception, brings hopes of
more rapid strides. Although deferred,
they have not been in vain. They spring
from conscious strength, and unexpected
waiting for their materialization is a
part of nature's programme. Slow
growth is solid growth. That
seems to be Bismarck's "manifest des
tiny" and the builders have no right
to grumble. Plod on. Plodding
is building. If impatient, look back half
a dozen years and summarize what was
then in sight and compare with it with
the present. We have something now to
build upon. There is a tangible foun
dation. To-day is no time to roll up the
map. It is an old cheer, but it is pro
phetic at this hour. Happy New Year.
THE NEW ERA IN DAKOTA.
Every farmer may not get all the
stock he wants every town may not get
a creamery this year every new enter
prise, like the sugar beet mill, the cheese
factory, the starch factory, the pork
packing establishment and canning
works—vegetable and meat—may not
become facts before 1889, but it is a
healthy sign to witness so much effort to
get our industrial lines permanently and
profitably fixed. We are now in the era
of lasting things. We have passed our
boom period. It is now the period of
toil and legitimate earnings. The new
year will be fully within that period and
its record will be the trophies of the
bread-winners. It is no longer addi
tions, town sites and bonanza farms, but
live stock, creameries and coal. We are
now more like that house in the Bible
that was built upon a rock.
THE STAYER'S REWARD.
Although the old year has its bright as
well as its blue picture, we have an idea
that 1888 will be the turning post in our
local movements. We have been rowing
against the current, and that is exhaust
ing as well aB instructive. 'We have
rowed successfully, if 'not triumphantly.
When the crops and the railways and the
settlers and the factories, grow, come, lo
cate and start, the stayer will have his
THE simple and significant fact that
Bismarck is the official seat of the last of
the public domain—the agricultural per
centage of it—is enough to justify our
people in the confident relief that this
city is an "Iser," in the language of the
matchless Emory Storrs.
A DAKOTA governor is in office about a
year when "one who is near the throne"
or "a man high up in influence with the
president" turns up with an interview
somewhere to the effect that "the gov
ernor must go." It has always been that
way and the precedent is being followed
now. Knowing ones had Ordway dis
missed from month to month during the
last half of his term and the same pre
dictions followed Pierce. Now comes
the Hon. Chas. P. St. John, who former
ly represented the fifteenth New York
district in congress, but now *a resident
of .Aberdeen, who tells the News of that
city that he has "a friend" who is ac
quainted with Church and also with
Lamont and that in Washington recently
he talked with the latter and Lamont
stated in positive terms that "Church
THE New York Morning Journal of a
recent date contains a sensational item
regarding the divorce suit of Mrs. Noel
of New York—recently terminating in
Fargo in the granting of a decree—in
which it is made to appear that an old
attachment betweefi the lady and Bishop
Walker existed, and the insinuation
made that now the old attachment will
be renewed. Bishop* Walker denies the
statement in each and every particular.
A denial is unnecessary however, as all
who know the Bishop never for one
moment believed the sensational
SOME of the provisions in the Dawes
bill for the opening of the Sioux reserva
tion are not calculated to please some
people who would like to do business
with the Indians. The Rapid City Jour
nal speaks of the matter as follows:
It is a thousand pities that a bill, recently
introduced in the senate by Senator Dawes,
had not been introduced and passed twen
ty-five or thirty years ago. This is the bill
providing that no white man who hereafter
marries a squaw cftn gain any ownership
or control of tribal property, and providing
further that a squaw who marries a white
man shall, by such marriage, be entitled
to the privileges of white women, the right
to hold and transfer property, etc. The
object is a good one—to curtail the influ
ence and power of "squaw men" among
the Indians—but at this time, when the
policy of the government seems to lie
in the direction of breaking up tribal
relations among the Indians alto
gether, the law would not seem so neces
sary as in years past, particularly as the
squaw men are now numerous and influ
ential among the Indians, and such a law
would do nothing to loosen the hold they
have obtained. So far as it would prevent
white men who may hereafter marry
squaws from obtaining lands under the
severalty bill it is good. The squaw men
arethe worst obstacle in the way of the
Indian's advancement. They oppose all
efforts to educate the Indian, for once ed
ucated, the Indian is not dependent upon
them. If such a law could have been en
acted a generation or two ago, the Indians
would be farther advanced in the arts of
peace and civilization than they now are.
THE residence of E. W. Caldwell, of
the Sioux Falls Press was burglarized
last fall by mistake—the burglar not
knowing at the time that he was in an
editor's house—and Caldwell was minus
a gold watch and chain in the morning.
Mr. Caldwell now gives notice to all bur
glars that he has received as a Christmas
present, a much finer watch than the
other one was. This is calculated to fill
the heart of the burglar with grief and
regret—that he didn't wait until 1S88 to
ply his trade at the Caldwell residence.
HON. M. H. DAY is taking an interest
in the Dawes bill for the opening of the
Sioux reservation and will appear before
the senate committee on Indian affairs in
defense of the measure. Mr. Day is in
terested in the Black Hills mining re
gion and the opening of this reservation
is of more interest to the people of that
region than all others. The Black Hills
would develop more rapidly with com
peting lines of railroads, and the open
ing of the reservation means more rail
road extensions to the Hills.
DK. MABY WALKER is a candidate for
the position of special examiner in the
pension bureau, an office worth about
$2,500 a year. Dr. Mary bases her claim
upon her peculiar fitness for the place.
Her medical, surgical and military ex
perience, must be useful to her in inves
tigating wounds alleged to have been
received during the war. She is said to
have strong backing for the position.
WHY not a marine hospital at Bis
marck? According to the annual report
of the supervising surgeon general of the
marine hospital service, 36 seamen were
treated at Bismarck at a cost of $723.77
181 at Duluth at a cost of 8827.73 47 at
St. Paul at a cost of $1,811 88 at La
Crosse at a cost of $2,273.79 and 767 at
Milwaukee at a cost of $6,822.
IT is said that Sherman's speech on
the president's message, which he will be
ready to deliver next week, has been pre
pared with great care, and that it is
really a suggestion to the republican
party that he is a candidate for presi
dent on the platform which he will
ROBERT LINCOLN is now being talked
of for governor of Illinois. Should he be
chosen, he will have an opportunity to
make a record for himself that will be of
more benefit, should he have presi
dential aspirations, than the name of his
illustrious father which he bears.
HON. JOHN D. LAWLEB, the new terri
torial treasurer, is expected this week
some time. He takes charge of the of
fice a week from to-morrow. He is ne
gotiating for the Raymond residence, but
no definite arrangements have yet been
THE Deadwood Pioneer complains of
the assessment in Lawrence county—
thinks it ought to be higher. It now
stands third in the territory. The
Pioneer thinks it ought to stand first.
IT is said that in the event of the res
ignation of Hon. J. D. C. Atkins, com
missioner of Indian affairs, he will be
succeeded by Assistant Commissioner
MB. BLAINE'S private reflections this
morning reduced to writing would make
an excellent newspaper item. A year
from to-day and what will they be?
ATTOBNEY GENERAL TEMPLETON says
the Yankton asylum case will likely be
taken to the supreme court of the terri
tory for settlement.
THE TRIBUNE wishes all its friends a
Happy New Year.
THE REVIEW TABLE.
Harper's Magazine for the first month
in 1888 fully sustains its reputation. It
is full of interesting and readable matter.
One of the best books for the music
teacher to use in imparting instructions
to the beginner is "Kinkel's Copy Book."
It is a manual of music in thirty-five
progressive lessons, containing explana
tions and useful information, with a
series of writing lessons pertaining to
notation and various other subjects, for
beginners as well as advanced students
of music. Price 75 cents. Oliver Ditson
& Co., publishers, Boston.
The seventh of Mr. David A. Wells'
articles of the "Economic Disturbance
Series" in the January number of "The
Popular Science Monthly," is devoted to
the subject which President Cleveland's
message has made for the moment
uppermost in American thought—high
and low tariffs. In the heading of his
paper Mr. Wells describes protective or
discriminating taxation as "Governmen
tal Interference with Production and
Distribution," which he hold to be dis
astrous to both.
Never more popular and prosperous
than to-day, the Magazine. of American
History opens its nineteenth volume
with a wonderfully interesting January
number. "Thurlow Weed's Home in
New York City," where the great poli
tician resided during the last seventeen
of his life, is richly illustrated with ex
terior and_ interior views, and an admira
ble portrait of Mr. Weed in his later
years is the frontispiece to the number.
The graphic and informing description
of the house, and its distinguished occu
pant is from the ready pen of the editor
of the magazine, who introduces an ac
count ofMr. Weed's marvelous experi
ence in France at a critical period in our
civil war, in his own exact language. A
facsimile of one of President Lincoln's
letters to Mr. Weed accompanies this
nuns or ifbivs.
The toboggan slide at Yankton is opened
Rev. Fielden is the new presiding elder
The Sioux City Journal briefly says,
"let Dakota in."
"Prairie Breezes" is the name of a school
paper at Grafton.
A baby has been born at Yankton with a
tooth in its lower jaw.
The Edgerton hotel at White Lake has
been destroyed by fire.
Plankinton's reform school will be com
pleted about February 15th.
During the year 1887 about 40,000 hogs
were shipped from Yankton.
Jamestown will have anew opera house
with a seating capecity of 1,000.
It is reported that a penny restaurant
will soon be opened in Sioux Falls.
A brewer at Grand Forks pleaded guilty
to the charge of selling unstamped beer.
Watertown parties are estimating a
bonanza in a newly invented car coupler.
Some of Aberdeen's progressive youth
are rapidly learning the art of shoplifting.
Arrangements have been projected for
the free postal delivery at Fargo to-morrow.
Miss Nellie Reynolds of Buffalo Gap is in
jail at Custer City on a charge of forgery.
A Rapid City gentleman will stock a
beautiful lake on his farm with German
Clark county tax payers are agitating
the question of building a court house and
There are 25,000 unreleased chattel mort
gages reported on the recorder's books at
The Cass County bank at Casselton will
open the new block January 4th with a
The Eddy group of tin mines near Custer
City were sold last week to English parties
S. S. Williams, township and school
treasurer of Blunt, is short in his accounts
R. L. McBain at Faruo pleaded guilty
Wednesday and was fined $800 for keeping
& gambling resort.
The young man named Beecher who
was accidentally shot on the railroad near
Sims has since died.
Aberdeen will allow her saloons to do
business until April 1st, as the licences
have been paid until that time.
Dr. Henry W. Coe has resigned his posi
tion as president of the Transcontinental
Insurance company at Mandan.
It is °said the memorial committee ap
pointed by the one-state convention wul
leave for Washington January 7th.
At Fargo the case against August Hicks
was withdrawn upon his marrying the
complaining witness, the crime alleged be
A Devils Lake gentleman is also agitat
ing the creamery question. He says with
the service of 250 cows he can supply 500
pounds of butter daily.
Joseph Horner, a saloonkeepeer at War
ner, is accused of marrying, his 'niece.
Considerable indignation is being mani
fested over the matter.
New York Press: Miss Carrie. J. Bart
lett, formerly of. the Oshkosh press, is
winning fame as the pastor of a Unitarian
church at Sioux Falls, Dak.
Valuable dogs belonging to Valley City
parties have been stolen mysteriously and
their hides have been seen serving the
purpose of choice overcoats.
The horse stealing exploits of John Lab
land, a Sioux half breed, of Willow Creek,
caused his house to be searched. The floor
was found to be a trap, and in the cellar
were found fourteen skeletons. As it is
situated on the Indian reservation the
countv cannot interfere.
At Watertown C. O. Carpenter, night
policeman, was suspended, charged with
carrying keys to saloons and selling liquor
after the places had been closed at night.
The city council will investigate.
The majority of the saloon men at
Mitehell will close up business on the 1st
of January. Two of tliein, however, have
licenses which run until the 1st of May,
and hope to continue business until then.
Mayor Mentzer advises the council to re
fund the money and he will enforce the
Jamestown Capital: Eggs will be on
sale in Fargo at $1.80 per dozen after the
1st of January. They have a small cork in
the end and contain a liquid that is pro
hibited by the vote in that county under
the local option law last fall. When the
hens join in evading the prohibitory law it
is time to call an extra session of the legis
The death of the wife Capt. Henry P.
Ritzius, Twenty-fifth infantry, Fort Meade,
Dak., is announced from Sturgis City. Dak.
Mrs. Ritzius was formerly the wife of the
late Col. William Pond, who was for many
years United States district attorney for
Dakota. The lady's death was occasioned
by that dread malady, consumption, from
whichh|r onl£ daughter, Miss May Pond,
The two essential conditions which Sen
ator Dawes demands shall be incorporated
in any bill for the opening of the Sioux
reservation are that tne land shall be se
cured to actual homesteaders In such a
i}/ tf 4^
way that no monopoly can get hold of it,
and that the Indians shall nave a small
compensation per acre for it, to form a
fund for their own civilization.
Sioux Falls Press: Only a few days ago
announcement was made of the death of
Hon. John Hutchinson. Dakota's first terri
torial secretary. Word now comes that
another official of the early days has died.
Hon. George W. .French, who was chief
ustice of the territorial supreme court
1869 to 1872, passed suddenly away
while sojourning in Florida. He was at
the time of his appointment, and also after
his departure from the territory, a resident
of Thomas ton, Me., but had gone to Florida
to spend the winter. His demise leaves
Judge Brookings of this city the only mem
ber of the supreme court now living who
occupied a* place on the bench during
Chief Justice French's term.
Blaine never used tobacco.
Joseph Palizza, the artist, died in Paris
last week. S
The Ohio and New York legislatures are
Zero is the frigid title of a new postoffice
The great Lick telescope has finally been
placed in position.
The retail price of coal at Pasadena,
Cal., is $25 per ton.
Heating railway cars by steam is giving
Mrs. Langtry is lying dangerously ill at
her home in New York.
A Nevada man has painted his cattle
with tar to protect them from blizzards.
A youth named Good living in Mount
Joy broke his leg while pulling off his boot.
It has been discovered tl'iat 80,000 forged
tickets to the pope's jubilee ceremonies
By afire Tuesday night in Bozeman,
Mont., a whole block was wiped out. The
losses aggregate $40,000.
A single sheet of paper six feet wide and
over seven miles long, without a break,
was recently made at a mill in Watertown,
All the steel marking and canceling
Stamps used by the various postoffices
country aremade in the little
machine shop of Colonel Benjamin Cham
bers at Heaths
Gladstone was snow-balled in Paris
Tuesday. This shows that the habits of the
Parisian small boy are about the same as
in this country. The most interesting in
cident connected with the above is the fact
that there was snow in Paris on Tuesday.
Governor Pierce's Plans.
The Jamestown Alert contains the fol
lowing in reference to Governor Pierce's
A statement of great interest to all Da
kotans, and especially to Jamestown peo
ple, appeared in yesterday's Fargo Repub
lican, to the effect that hereafter ana for
the year 1888 the Dakota Edition of the
Pioneer Press, including the interests of
the Dakota supplement, would be under
the editorial and business management of
Gen. N. N. Tyner of Fargo. The state
ment, in the same connection, that Gov
ernor Pierce had gone into the banking
business at Bismarck was also read with
surprise, and in order to obtain the truth
ot the matter an Alert representative vis
ited the governor, who has been for the
past two weeks confined at the residence
of Mr. J. A. Ilaight with a sprained knee.
In answer to the interrogatories as to
whether the statements above mentioned
were true, the governor said:
Idonbt expect to go into the banking busi
ness at Bismarck or become an officer of the
consolidated bank. Probably this report grows
out of the fact that I aided iu making the con
solidation referred to. My continuation with the
Pioneer Press depends npon whether our present
contract is extended or we agree apon anew one.
We are now in correspondence npon the sabjeot.
There is no change regarding my residence and
not likely to be at least for several months.
The governor has resided in Jamestown
most of the time since he became presi
dent of the North Dakota Loan & Trust
•company, and from all appearances and in
the opinion of those who are in a position
to know, this city will in all probability
beconie his future residence. In a few
weeks this matter will be more definitely
determined, and in the annual election of
officers of the North Dakota Loan & Trust
company, which soon occurs, the question
will perhaps be fully settled.
The Creamery Enterprise.
N. N. Gorsuch, one of Burleigh county's
substantial farmers, says the creamery is
what the farmers want. He has ten cows
to put in, and others in his township,will
swell the number to 100 or more. Wm. E.
Breen, of the township n*»rtli of the city, is
also interested in the success of the enter
prise, and says that his neighbors are of
the same mind. He has twelve cows to
put in and believes that fifty more in his
immediate neighborhood can be obtained,
and over 100 in the township. The cream
ery wiU be a success if the farmers take
hold of the matter in earnest. Those hav
ing cows, who have not already done so,
should send to the TRIBUNE the number
of milch cows they will have in the spring.
If tlj£ milk of 1,000 cows can be secured,
the creamery is a success if 2,000 cows cau
be secured, the creamery as well as the
farmers will make .money.
Ada B. Cumberland (Mrs. Hatch) proved
up on her homestead yesterday in town
ship 141-79, and her husband, Lawrence
Hatch, proved up on one in the same town
ship. Both proved five years' residence.
Mrs. Hatch was married in 1885 and there
fore had made her original entry before
that happy event. The law, however, per
mits her to go on and prove up under such
circumstances if she chooses to live on her
land apart from her husband. This she
HBnry Hensel, one of the solid farmers
of Tappen, has made satisfactory proof on
his homestead—five years' residence.
The Raynolds- Wescott Feud.
Emmons County Record: By reference
to an Exeter letter published in this issue
it will be seen that a dark and damnable
deed has now been done on Beaver Creek. ,f
The store building of A. L. Raynolds, in
Which a woman, a little girl and a crippled
boy. were sleeping, was burned to the
ground by an incendiary. General sus
picion points in a certain direction, of
course, but there is as yet no evidence.
Mr. Raynolds lost everything. Even his
^Mhlch stood some fifteen feet from
the building, was burned. We truly hone
that proof sufficient to convict the firebug
whoever he is, may be discovered.
Advertised Letter List.
The following is a list of the letters re- 1
maining uncalled for in the postoffice, in &
Bismarck, Dak., December 81,1887-
r' Stout, Bene WP
Bten^l, Charley E
M. P. SLATTKRY, Postmasters