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The Wahpeton Times
Formerly Red River
free Press, Established 1879
THIS TIMES is published every Thursday :it
ts own building, Fourth street. Wahpeton,
Dakota .and the subscription price is {2.00 per
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State Asrlcnltili'i-t free of charge. Address THE
TIMES, Wahpeton, Dakota.
THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 1887.
Miss Nellie Pierce, daughter of
t)io late governor, and James A.
Haiglit ol' the West Publishing Co.,
fet. Paul, were married at Bismarck
The llepublican party did well
when it took in Mr. Donnelly and
his farmer friends, but it has made
a woeful blunder in witholding
from them the support so sorely
needed in the only question of vital
interest to them. It would not
have cost the party much jto have
given Mr. Doanelly's law a trial,
and it mjght have saved it a great
deal. The end is not yet. Not
We do not want to hear anything
more about this man Mattson's
labors with the Farmer's Alliance.
He was the only noisy and loud
mouthed member of the farmers'
organization in these parts. Many
men then put him down for an up
start and a nobody, and his whole
course in the house—and antics
against the farmer's bill—has won
for him the hearty contempt of all
honorable men.
When the talk was made to Mr.
Donnelly about bribery he should
have sent out trusted friends to
gather in the money, and placing it
in an envelope marked "boodle,"
placed it in some safe for future
reference. It would have worked
in good about now. In fact, it
would not have been a bad thing tc
have had on hand at the time the
house was "making history" by vot
ing on the bill. It is unfortunate
this was not done.
Petitions are being circulated
throughout north Dakota at least
asking for the approval of the pas
sage of Dr. Callins railroad bill,
with the accompanying statement
that there is a powerful lobby at
Bismarck working to down the bill.
Dr. Cellins is recognized as being
an able man and man having lived
in the northwest long enough to bt
posted on what is wanted in the
way of railway regulations, guaran
teeing the rights of the hard press
ed farmer, store keeper and me
chanic hereof, and having thest
qualifications has spent weeks if not
months in the preparation of his
bill, that it might ilo justice to all
concerned, and it is the solemii
duty of every man in the north
west to support this measure with
the force at liis command.
The country store keeper and the
mechanic has interest in seeing
proper laws enacted, for every dol
lar saved to the country in freight
rates, is a saving to all concerned
iiailroads are subject to prt^ici
public control,, and it is well the
people who are the main stay of the
Lountrv move in their own behalf
Our Country District Defeated.
The Northwestern farmer, the
country storekeeper and the median.
ic during the present session of the
Minnesota legislature have loojked
on with great interest, hoping for
some wholesome railroad Jaw and
have noted the progress made by
Mr. Donnelly in their behalf. A
bill thought to be nearly right
passed its first and second readings
in the house by large majorities,
but as mentioned last week on the
proposition for its third reading, en
sr»60. countered defwit bv a majority of
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Let the journalist defend the doctrine of the
party which he approves, let him criticise anil
comtcin the party which lit does not approve, re
serving always his right to applaud liis on.
ponciits or ccnsure bis friends, as the truth may
require, and he will be independent enough for :i
free country.—[Garfield.
The Columns of THE TIMESareopen to all who
4osirc a candid discussion ol' questions of inter
est to the people of Richland county, but of
course we do not hold ourselves responsible for
correspondent's opinions.
ure of the session, and why defeated?
it is a well understood fact
throughout Minnesota that public
men there for years have seemed un
able to overcome their jealousy of
Donnelly's superior ability and
that owing to his candid and honest
sympathy with the common people
and efforts in their behalf—never
lose an opportunity to decry him,
which state of affairs virtually re
solves itself into the question as to
what shall constitute a proper basis
of commercial life, thus compassing
on the one hand the aggregation of
wealth within tho given circle as
against scatlvred farmers,clumps of
storekeepers and the labor element
of the district. The former i9
8 oliditied and simplified down to
a perfect working system, ready to
defeat anything from any source
which promises to interfere with
present commercial arrangements
having tremendous weight in one
way and another. Thus the rail
roads and jobbers have laid out
their "territory," claiming this
whole country, and St. Paul and
From the very moment Mr. Don
nelly announced that he had reason
to believe there had been bribery,
tho twin city papers, unless an ex
ception be made of the Evening Jour
nal, set up a howl against such an Minneapolis, the pride of the West,
idea, doing all possible to help out solidified commercially in a compact
any guilty man. with railroad managers carry ev
jerything before them, compelling
I he northwest goes out in sympa- submission. Among them, thev
thy and extends the right hand of
fellowship to the Hon. Ignatius
Donnelly in this it is hoped teoipo
rary defeat of public justice, with
the further hope that the names of
all "derelicts" may go down in ig
nominy and lasting disgrace.
To see the mean and contemptible
manner in which leading men and
the newspapers of tho^jHftin cities
treat Dounelly, and the farmers
demands, and know they make
stupid fools of men sent to the legis
lat ure for honorable work, sickens
the public he&rt and dulls encour
agement for the future.
squeeze the last dollar out of the
country as clearly as a man can
squeeze a loaded sponge in the palm
of his hand. There is naturally a
well-grounded claim that the ad
vantages are too great on the side
of the commercial managers. The
producing clement looked to Mr.
Donnelly for aid, for in fact he is
the only man in the great North
west who has ever had the brain
strength and courage to lift a voice
in behalf of the producer. He has
always in these matters done his
whole duty, if not more than could
reasonably be expected of a man
single-handed and his course is
again temporarily arrested.
In this campaign, from its very
inception the whole combination of
money sharks, political and com
mercial trimmers, including every
newspaper at the twin cities, have
kept unidn incessant and disgraceful
fight on $.ne best measure in the in
terest of the northwestern public
ever yet proposed, by badgering
Donnelly in every conceivable man
er, working in every little despica
ble' thing calculated to break him
down with the reform element in the
ouse—and have partially succeeded
for the present. First the newspa
pers set Rogers onto him, with little
effect they then set up poor old
Potter, the laughing-stock of the
house, and now they are coaching
somo fellow named Jones doing
anything and everything to encour
age opposition to him—seeking to
strangle this measure they dare not
discuss. The gladsome cry among
them now is, "Donnelly Downed!"
"Donnelly Dead!" etc., and then
they proceed to bury him, dispose
of him in the same line of cowardice
and deception, there being not a
newspaper in the twin cities daring
to take his part. Thus is thrown
down the gauntlet and the fight
urged on.
The producing element and tax
ridden public of the Northwest are
especially fortunate in having Mr.
Donnelly to espouse their cause.
He is committed to their cause be
yond any sort of doubt, and it is
the bounden duty of the people of
that state to stand by their rights
and to stand by Donnelly. He is
the brightest, most scholarly and by
long odds the most aggressive and
uncompromising man that ever trod
they'll of that state, and it is the
almost unaccountable spirit shown
in behalf of the common people that
serves to hold him down, if indeed
can be shown that he is held down
instead of steadily progressing. We
iiublished his proposed rates and
those of several states last week and
will reproduce them:
Dili- nelly's Nc- Mis- Illi
tance. rates, brasfca. soun. nois.
Iowa sas.
130 7 16 15 J3JJ J»
.•00 30J 19 15 23
.'50 11 33 20 IK 23 10
300 13 38 21 17 4 25 304
15 15 40 32 1H 25 33
400 17 50 29 1» 35 34
[Mr. Donnelly yesterday explained that his
proposition would have reduced wheat rates DO
per cent, and other freights 27 per cent Kil.J
We believe that in all justice these
rates are all the farmers ought to
be made to pay to market their
grain, at least would like to have
seen them tried. The fact that
they are a little lower than any
other named state does not show
that they are too low, but just as
iikely that other states pay too
much, 'fbe whole protective and
commercial system of the country I
is graded at too high a pressure, too
favorable to capitnlists and the
money power the tax is too great
on the producing class for the cor
responding good derived, and if it
cannot be remedied any other way,
let these demand at the expense of
every thing else laws looking to
self preservation in the over-shadow
ing rustle for supremacy. Let the
people, using the means within
their power, crowd luwlc t.lio groat
monied combinations and send
them to headquarters for relief—in
a reconstruction of whole com
mercial fabric—if there is no other
way to get at this needed reform.
In tho interest of the agricultural
classes on whom rests the whole
supiTstiucture of our institutions,
let these enormous national tax
unties be removed, arresting the
uncalled-for and unjust drainage
upon the people, doing away with
the absurd hoardingnnd squander
ing of money at the national capi
tal. If the great political parties
won't do these things, then let the
people rise in their might and right
and enact such laws as will pro
tect themselves, leaving corporate
managers to tight their way out to
a proper equalization of affairs.
It is a great privilege for any peo
ple to support so able and so
thorough a man as Mr. Donnelly
has proven himself to be. It is a
disgrace for the people to stand by
and see him brow beaten and
ridiculed without rebuking* it. It
is the bonden duty of the agricul
turist, store keeper and mechanic to
stand firmly by him and his princi
ples, moving forward till satisfac
tion is secured.
Tlie Railroads.
The leading. newspapers of Da
kota are generally taking a correct
view of the situation relative to
anti-railroad legislation and are urg
ing the most conservative course.
They are not unmindful of the im
mense benefits conferred npon Da
kota by its railroads and feel that
common gratitude, without any in
centive of future reward, should
impel moderation. But when to
gratitude is added a certainty of
good work for Dakota in the by and
by it appears to these newspapers
like a suicidsl policy to circumscribe
their usefulness. There is more
than enough in the way of restrict
ive-legislation in the interstate com
merce bill.—[Yankton Press and
We regard the above paper as
among the best and most able in the
territory. But what does that quo
tation mean? Is it not either
puzzle or meaningless, or is it really
committed to the past and present
condition of railway interests as
correct? Most of the railway inter,
ests in the northwest have been
given immense wealth through land
subsidies and rights of way, and
new in the matter of freight rates
are charging two or three times as
much west of St. Paul as is charged
east of that place, mostly in accom
modation or at the expense of the
poor frontier settler, living—how
largely—in a sod shanty on this open
prairie. The railroads are certainly
indispensable. They expend large
sums of money in improvements,
roundhouses, etc. Their servants
area source of benefit to the coun
try, and all that sort of thing. But
who is at the bottom ef all this ani
mation? Clearly the isolated pro
ducer upon the open prairie and we
submit that the roads now have
more than is their due—more than
is equitable. They could no more
live without the settlement than the
settlement could live without them.
They lay their great iron tracks
through the country and fasten
their keen talons into the civil body
and very soil,assuring a never end
ing source of revenue and inherit
ance, regardless of the thousands of
men, women and children trampled
down and worn out in the strug
gle for existence. Generations
come and go, but the great corpora
tions look on complacently and
gather in the shekels. Then you
tell us that this thing must not
disturbed—that the railways are
great civilizera! They must be al
lowed to regulate these things to
suit themselves! That we ought to
be glad to take whatever is left
when they are satisfied! They are
infinitely of more importance thin
country and the settlement!, We
don't believe any such doctrine
When railway corporations are
actually tumbling over each other
to get tracks laid through this coun
try and "secure territory" and then
pool to hold up rates, tt^say nothing
about stock inflation, we think ii
peifectly proper for the people to
step in and look after their own
best interests in the premises and
not seriously "circumscribe their
[railways'] usefulness,"either. And
then again, we think there is not
"more than enough in the way of
restrictive legislation in the inter
state coipmerce bill." This bill is
more apt to work toward cutting
off discriminations and favoritism
in commercial affairs, rendering
rates uniform than anything else,
and we think ought to prove reaJh
beneficial to the railway interest
.of the country—as well as to tin
general public. It is to work as :i
so.rt of a moderator and equalizer.
It was within the natural order ol
things when the courts declared
that in self-preservation the publu
had a right to control railroads.
Neither interest can afford to be
unreasonable—both ca afford to bt
just. We think the roads at pies
ent have more than is just and
more than they should demand.
Hake no mistake in the Mill when you come.
We shall open a CARPET DEPARTMENT in connect
ion with our Dry Goods and Eurnishing trade line. We
shall make this department
A Special Feature
Of our business. We shall carry Sloans 3-ply ingrains'
Lowell's fill wool Ingrains and Smith's Tapestries. We
shall also have the finest assortments cf SMYRNA
RUGS ever displayed in the Northwest. Those who in
tend to buy carpets this season will find that we can give
tlieni a
Fine Line to Select From
Goods of the very best quality, prices low as in eastern
markets. Place no order until you see our stock.
One Door East of l'ostoffice.
40 lbs Best Straight Flour
12 lbs Bran
6 lbs Shorts
The Chicago Store
Has just received a large and fine stock of all kind of
everything that can be found in a first-class dry goods store.
We also have a fine and complete line of
Fresh. Groceries
Give us a call before buying and learn our low prices.
98c. a Bushel
II what FARMERS can realize from every bushel of wheat they bring to my Mill and cot cronnd.
re re a re to it
$2.35 per sack
.75 per 100 lbs.
.85 per 100 lbs..
Less my charge for grinding lo
You ««e it don't pay to sell yonr wheat and buy flour when you can do FIFTY PER CENT better
with me and FULLY ns good flour its you can buy, and from your own wheat toe.
Dealer in
Boots and Shoes
lJUUSIFIlS, &t\, and sells at Red Rock Prices.
Wahpeton, Dakota.
M. T. Stevens,
Deals in
Stoves, Tinware, Fanning Toole, Pumps,
Lead Pipe, Carpenters' Tools, and every
thing usually k«pt in a lirst-class
Hardware Store.
Wahpeton, D. T.
Wahpeton Bazaar,
A Complete Line of
Ladies' and Cents* Furnishing Goods.
Al*o a FUil Line of
Groceries. Crockery and Glassware.
Ill of wbi.ti we propose to sell at LOWEST LIVINU PRICK.
Come and see us before purchasing elsewhere. We are always pleased to
Show Goods. Don't forget place, 2 Doors West of II. Miller's drug store.
$ 1.08
Restaurant and Sample Rooms
Open and Readv lor business. MEALS at all HOURS of the DAY or NIGHT.
Oysters,Vienne Sausage,
Klne Brands of Fish,—In fa«t nil the Delicacies or the Season, Always oh Hand. Special attention
Given to
Fine Liquors and Cigar* sold over the bar. 30
I N & A E
Persons wishing to loan money on Real Estate will do well to call
upon INK & CARTER. They will write their own Mortgages and Notes,
making the same payable at their office in Wahpeton, Dakota, saving
parties the trouble of tending to foreign banks or parties.
Tliey pass upon their loans themselves, and charge low rates or
Oilice liooms in the Globe Block.
Ink & Carter, Wahpeton, Dakota.
Ha* the Finest and Largcat and Newest
Ever seen In Wahpeton. He gives
Special Eargains
Complete-line alvrnjs on hand.
1* iret Door East of Northwestern Bank, Wnhpeton, Dakota.
T. W. KEl.LGUG, Preiidcnt. C. BOIIRI, Teller. WILMS A. WHITK, Cashier
Long Time Loans
On IMPliOVED FARMS at Moderate Rates of Interest at the
North-Western Bank.
Wahpeton Bottling Works
Pnt Up the Celebrated
Milwaukee Beer,
Peaslee's Fine Ale and Porter, Birch Beer, Champagne Cider
Seltzer Water, Pun, &c., &c.
Delivered at Wahpeton and Vicinity in
Bottle and Keg Lots.
Pius MEYER, Agent, and can be found at his Sample Room
Dakota-ave., opp. A. Miksche's, or the Refrigerator, Fourth Street.
H. W. TROY, President, WILLIS A. WHITE, Treasurer*
Dr. GEO. D. SWAINE, Vice-President. CIIAS. E. WOLFE, Secretary.
It. B. MYERS, Supt. Agencies.
if it is Organized ai How it Does Business.
This company is organized under ihe law passed in 1S85.
requiring that ail companies organized within the territory of Dakota
for the transaction of the business on the Mutual plan, shall have
actual application for insurance npon which the premiums shall
amount to at least §50,000, at least $10,000 of which must have been
paid in cash. It is an association of the business men of Dakota for
the purpose of insuring themselves at cost.
Its plan of business is as follows:—It insures all kinds of build
ings and personal property against loss or damage by Fire, LMitninjr
Cyclones, Tornadoes or Ilail and the risks of inland transportation
and navigation, and live stock against loss or damage by accident
and thett.
Its by-laws are printed on the back of every application and
every poliey, they contain every condition ot its insurance.
Its Policies are Absolutely Without
The premiums for insurance in this company are pavable as fol
lows:—One-fourth of each year's premium cash the other three
fourths are paid in assessments levied upon an assessable note whieli
draws no interest and is payable onlv in case ot assessments to meet
losses and expenses. The first payment of cash is credited on the
books of the company, and when an assessment is levied, it is charg
ed up to thi6 account. As soon as this account is overdrawn, an as
sessment is made on the assessable note. Thus, insurance is stiaran
teed at cost.
In the llail Department, only 1«0 acres will be taken in one
section. In case of damage by hail, in the adjustment nod payment
ot the loss, no deduction shall be made for the cost of harvesting, stack
ing, threshing or marketing grain. The adjustment is made froar
the actual stand ot grain at the time ot loss, and for every bushel of
^raiii lost, the company pays the price of the same kind of grain at
your market place on the 1st day of October. All hail losses are
paid on the 1st day of November.
"We Xnsure at Cost!
Von pay your premium in small installments, so that it will be
easy to meet. We wish every man in Dakota owning prop«-ty in
Dakota to thoroughly investigate the plan and workings of the Com
pany, and, if found satisfactory, insure himself with us and leave the
money you have heretofore paid to eastern companies at home to be
used among you. Correspondence Solicited.
Northwestern Mutual Ins. Co.,

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