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•iv le Wahpeton Times formerly .Red River Free Press, Established 1870 BY GEO. I\ GARRED. TIIE OFFICIAL 1JAPEU OF THE CITV, —AND— AN OFFICIAL PAPER OF COUNTY. I & TUB TIMES is published"every Thursday ::t its own bnliiling, Fourth street. Wahpeton, Dakota and the subscription price is gi.00 per year. Rates of Advertising. I'i'.jh Space. lwk 2wk 3wk|lm :iin (im 1 yr Jnch.. $050 $075 $1 oo'silo 1 1 5 $r oo Inch.. 1 OU 1 an 1 50 1 75 en fi 8 -10 siV-1 Inch.. 1 B0 3 no 2 no m.i oo- 0 00 10 8 inch.. 2 50 3 00 3 75' 1 75 00 no IT 00 .4 Inch.. S 0(1 a 50 4 (Hi! 5 HO 00 -10 on col.... 360 4 00 4 ro• 5 so! 10 00 10 on 'JS 00 Scot.... 4 00 4 50 5 00 7 00'_ 00 S4 Oil 35 00 »col.... 0 00 00 10 00 l-» 00 •.hi 00 00 00 1 Col ... 7 00 00 13 00 IS 00 -,'S 00 Mi 1101 so 00 1 col.... 10 00 12 00:1.100 i-J 00 jM 00 00 00 !)G 00 Let the journalist defend the duct line or the party which he approves, let him criticise and condem the party which lit does lint approve, re serving always his rislit to applaud his on. ponents or censure his friends, as the truth may require, and ho will he independent enoimh for a free country.—[Uuriield. The Columns or TIIK TIMI'S are open to all who desire a candiil discussion of quciion* of inter est to the people of Kidiland comity Iut of ..-.course we do not hold ourselves responsible lor a correspondent's opinions. THURSDAY, JUNE 21, L88S. Blaine would get gio.it oltl knock out this year, while in '92 lie might stand sonic show of an election. The henincss of the hotness, Is driving people wild And ilie cu.^snes* of the swenrness Is not a woe bit mild. —Minneapolis .Journal. The Republican Dakota warriors in convention at Jamestown a lew weeks since went off in a hurrah, instantaneously smashing a number of very respectable slates—focusing all on good division thunder, and strangely enough left out their Hamlet! But we notice that the wrong lias been repaired. "(JOY.'' Mellette lias bpen made national committeeman. The Republican platform makers propose to incorporate in the Chi cago document a plank recognizing the advanced temperance sentiment of the day in fact will go just as near prohibition as possible and yet not commit itself to absolut pro hibition. The chances are that if the Republican party is again de feated, of which there is no doubt in the public mind.it is likely to espouse absolute prohibition four years hence. The Republican national central committee decided by a vote of 19 to 9 to recommend the Dakota and Washington territory delegations to full fellowship in the deliberations of the Chicago convention. It was thought at the time the delegates were elected that in case the con vention decided to not thus admit them, that it might at least admit them .with the permission Jf each from Dakota casting a fifth of a vote, making the two votes all told. Washington Territory sent six delegates. At Chicago in caucus young Mr. Davis of Minneapolis said to his colleagues that he didn't want the earth, and that since he had been asked to second the nomination of Judge Gresham, that this honor would satisfy him and he nominated James O'Brien of Houston county to be chairman of the delegation, and Bob Evans was made national committeeman. It would seem that several of the twin city papers are unduly anxious to poke fun at the rising young orator's ambition to shine in oratory. These people may need Frank and be glad to get him when he is a few years older. „*j Ex Warden lieid of the Stii water penitentiary and against whom War den Stordock preferred very ugly charges, some months since, at tempted suicide Saturday morning, notwithstanding the fact that he had just won the slander suit clearing his name of the charges set up by Mr. Stordock. The attempt at sui cide was a shot from a revolver, the ball entering the left cheek And com ing out at the right ear. It is thought he must have been insane t«the time of the startling deed. He at once lost his reason, which he gained subsequently and is of opinion that he is suffering from a sunstroke, and the doctors do not disabuse his uiind of such ideas. Eddy county has organized a Democratic club, and starts out with a first rate corps of ollicers, constitution and by-laws and pro pose to do their share in keeping this a government of the people, by the people and for the people. New Rocktord is the county seat, ami it is proposed to establish a newspaper at this point to be known as the James River Democrat. Thus it occurs that Democratic principles an being inculcated and the work of organizing the party of the peo ple in the territory is being rapidly pushed along. On the territorial question this club has taken the sensible ground of admission as a whole with the proviso of division afterwards, in case the people in terested demand it. vfi 1 A Candidate for Delegate. Dr. Swaine, of Wahpnton, will be unanimously supported by the Rich land delegation at the Jamestowi* convention for delegate. Dr. Swaine is the territorial superintendent of the hoard of health and consequently chairman of that board. He is serv ing his second term as Mayor of Wahpeton, after a bitter fight against him by a few sore heads. He was elected by over two-thirds ma jority and he carried the council with him by the same majority. His address to the city council upon taking his seat for the present term was a matchless address as a busi ness inaugural, and in beauty of language and thought it has never been surpassed by a mayor in the territory. His address 'to the soldiers on last ineinoral day was said by competent' judges to be one of the grandest orations ever de livered by an orator in Dakota on that subject. His speech in the Church caucus at Watertown, against the proposition to read Judge Bangs out of the party by some Democrat for revenue only, as a masterpiece of oratory in de fense of an old Roman brother Dem ocrat, and his fifteen minutes'speech completely squelched all such ghoul ish creatures and the question of "'tiling anyone out of the parly in hat caucus were never suggested again during its farcial proceedings. Dr. Swai::u would make a standard •arer for our party that could suc cessfully cope with any orator that the Republican party could place, in the Held besides he is a very suc I'cssl'ul business man. The doctor is a man in physical appearance and social qualities that has no superior in the territory, and if nominated would make a vigornus iiul, the Republican believes, a suc cessful campaign, for the doctor never docs things by halves and al ways makes a success of everything he undertakes. In looking over the field at this writing, the Republican believes that the Democratic party has no man in its ranks that is more available as a successful candidate before the peo ple than Dr. Swaine. If any of our brother democratic journals have a better candidate with more of the element of success, let them trot him out, and if they can prove it, the Republican will support him.—| Aberdeen Reuub lican. The above is a very pietty com pliment to a deserving man, and while we do not imagine it possible for the Democratic part of the ter ritory to elect the delegate this year, notwithstanding the great propriety there would be in such a course, we can very sincerely assure the Re publican or any others interested that Dr. Swaine would as gallantly bear the standard aloft and do as much toward crvstalizing and strengthening the party as could be hoped for from any one, provided he could be prevailed upon to arrange his busines matters and accept the responsibility. It will be a matter ot*no small sacrifice to accept this responsibility this fall. The stan dard bearer will not only be to much personal expense in making an ag gressive canvass such as the doctor would be satisfied with, but will need to sacrifice in the way or busi ness interests—all for the good of the party,—and a man who cannot do this should not accept the nomi nation and it is looking at the matter from this standpoint that THE TIM£8 assures the Democracy of the territory that it would make no error in naming Dr. Swaine for the possible sacrifice, provided lie could be induced to accept. It re quires a man of noble courage to push such a contest in the face of almost certain defeat in the abstract, gaining only of whatever consolation there may be in the way of Strength and good solid vigor to the party and its interests. If that sort of man had been nomi nated two years ago instead of a selfish political nonentity the chances are the doctor would* not have been impelled to the defense of his old friend Judge Bangs, men tioned by the Republican above. Judge Bangs did a cowardly and despicable thing in playing the part of a traitor to his party, yet no one at least Tin: TIMES does not blame the doctor for taking the lloor in de fense of his old time friend and as sociate. The doctor did his work timely and in good order. Hi had known Bangs for twenty yiars in timately and showed that the judge 'made a grevious blunder which had will be a thorn in his side as long a3 he lives," and that he would soon be sorry for it. On the other hand the gentlemen introducing the resolution made the mistake of go ing too far. They should simply have censured the judge and asked for his resignation as a member of the central committee. That would have been enongh and with any sort of urging it would have carried, as it should have done. And now let it be put down right here that should Dr. Swaine become the standard bearer of the Dakota Democracy this fall, there will never follow,out of selfishness on his part or with his sanction, dishonest strife and cowardly attempts to prostitute the party to selfish ends, not to say at tempts to destroy the party for years to come, as the country has seen was attempted by Day and Bangs and a few busy body Republican r«£i newspapers and politicians, this year. That is the sort of man Ma jor Barrett speaks of when he men tions the name of Dr. Swaine, and we wonder if lie knows it. If so we are glad oi if Wo wonder if the major knows there is too much of human principle and manhood about Doctor Swaine to ever r.so any pos sible position he might have in at tempts to destroy a superior olllcer as has been attempted by men call ing themselves Democrats—in shame be it acknowledged. Watertown, June 10 The track laying outfit on the Manitoba road arrives to-night and will begin to iron the road between this city and Huron to-morrow morning. Through trains will be running from Huron to Paul by the 15th of August. Minneapolis Star: One of the reasons for Allen G. Thurman's great popularity with the masses of the people is the resolute stand he made against the Union Pacific rob bery attempted by Jay Gould and his fellow conspirators. By methods well known to the Jay hawker, legis lation was passed in IsOl so chang ing the terms of the original sub vention as to permit the road to in cur obligations that would take precedence of the government's claim, since that time, until ten years ago, none of the roads were making any preparations to meet this indebtedness to the government. Then Senator Thurman stepped in and proposed the sinking fund act whereby the corporations were com pelled to pay annually from their receipts a certain sum toward the ultimate extinction of their debt to the United States. The Chicago Times, reviewing the history of that interesting period, says "C,ouUl was at once in arms. It was preposterous in his view to think of the people asking any re turn from these highway robbers. But as Thtinnan was in earnest Gould found it necessary to make a light. A large pacific loby was sum moned to Washington. On the lloor of the senate Gould's most adroit and plausible ally was Blaine, of Maine. All the lion in the old Ro man nature was aroused. He knew lie was right, and he meant to -pre vail. And he did prevail. The Thurman sinking fund became a law despite the opposition of Blaine and Gould. The-latter retired from the Union Pacific, but the parties in interest have done their utmost to defeat the operation of the Thur man act." Important Land Decision. Fargo, Dak., Special Telegram, June 15: Last fall about a thousand squatters' filings were offered at the Fargo land ofiiee upon the indemnity belts of the Northern Pacific. A few of these were tried as test cases for the whole, and these included pre-emption, homestead and timber culture filings. The land ollice de cided these cases to-day in favor of the squatters in all the cases. It is understood that the railway com pany will immediately appeal to the commissioner, and whatever the outcome the cases will probably go to the secretary. These decisions cover land in the Grandin and Dwight farms and affect much val uable property. Those who bought in good faith from the railroad com pany do not seem much worried over the final result. Mayor Ames Returned. Mayor Ames returned home from the east this week, after having at tended the St. Louis convention, where Kelly and Doran seem to have carried things to suit themselves, and the Star of Minneapolis inter viewed the doctor as follows Mayor Ames was seen at his office by a Star representative shortly af ter his arrival. "What have you to say as to the result of the contest with Doran at St. Louis was asked. The mayor's head dropped, and after brief reflection he said "Money." "Are you a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Gov ernor "1 am not a candidate in the usual understanding of the word but, if nominated, I will run and will at tempt to bring out all the Demo cratic strength that lies in the un explored corners of Minnesota. I am in the hands of my party, and will do what I believe is for its best interests." "If nominated would you expect to receive Doran's support "If he is a Democrat, yes.', "Do you regard the possible can didacy of h. M. Wilson as endanger ing your chances 'I have given that no thought. If Mr. Wilson can make a sure dem ocratic success, and is.a stronger man before the people than I am, he is the proper man to take the Dem ocratic nomination in the coming contest." "What did you observe as to po litical sentiment on your trip?" "It was much more enthusiastic for the Democratic ticket than I had anticipated. The busines interests in the east will support Cleveland nearly unanimously. They believe him to be a safe man. Business men are naturally conservative and dread a change. Cleveland has shown himself to be an ideal presi dent." "W hat are Cleveland's chances in Xew York "lie will carry the state by an overwhelming majority against Chauncey M. Depew or any body else. The people in New York know Cleveland, and they know when they have a good thing." fftwrfy &•> k'* LOANS For the Minnesota, NORTHERN PACIFIC —RAILROAD— The direct hue between ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, OR DULUTH And all points in Minnesota, Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington Territory, OREGON, British Columbia, Pitgct Sound and ALASKA. Kxprcss trains daily to which arc attached Pullman Palace Sleepers and Ele gant Dining Cars. No t* W- Made on short noticc. Money always on hand to loan on i?ood cliattc1 security. MIKSCHB Has Just Received a Large Stock of sipiR/insra- -AJSTID SU'mmbb DRY GOODS & NOTIONS. His Stdtak of Groceries is Fresh and Large. ALL AT BOTTOM PRICES. 10 to 50 per ct. off. NEXT THIRTY DAYS sell Strictly at Cost my stock of Furniture, consisting of ev erything used in or about the house. Call and get my prices and see that it is no humbug. ALL GOODS WARRANTED As Represented or Money Refunded. City Furniture Stores D. E. RICE, Prop. W. H. HARKER, AGENT AT Lidgerwood & Wyndmere For the Adjustable Light Steel-Frame Esterly Binder WITH FOLDING PLATFORM, The Iiest Harvester in the Market. Jle also soils the NEW ESTERLY and MEADOW KING Mowers and Hay-Rakes. A lurgesHppIyoi'thc best bindinir twine constantly on hand. Call and see him. 7 CHANGE »K CARS PETWKKN St.Paul& Portland On any class of ticket. EMIGRANT SLEEPERS FREE The only All Rail Line to the YELLOWSTONE PARK. l-'or lull Information as to lime, rates, etc. Address, CHA8. 8. FEE Cenei-al Passenger Agent, St. Paul, Minn. Local Time. I'nssongor i.'ot»» west arrives 8:05 a.m. Jo oast. arrives 7:30 p. m., daily except Sunday. Freight going west arrives 3:110 p. 111. Uoin^ east arrives "1:25 a. m., daily except Sumlay Tliis line makes close connections with trains at Wadena, on the main line Cram tlie twin cities. Etads & HcGollocli Lite CUPIF, WHOLKSALK AND RKTAII. DKAI.K.KS IN Al.l, KINDS OK Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Sash, Doors, IOWA, Blinds, Building Paper, Paints, NEBRASKA oils and Varnishes, Coal,Brick,Etc, Etc -AND- Wahpeton, Dakota. KANSAS. A. McCULLOCH, Res't Partner. real estate or H. S. HYATT, Three doors oast, of II. A. Workman's drug store. I will RAILWAY, niul the famous Albert Lea Route. Two Through Trains Daily From St. Paul and Miiineapoli To Chicago Without cnange. connecting with (lie fast trains ol' all lines lor the E.1ST SOUTHEAST, The DIRKCT ami ONLY LINE running through cars between MINNKAPOLIS ami DES MOINES. IOWA Via Allien I.ea and Ft. Dodge. t37~SOI.ID THROUGH TRAINS^ —Between— Minneapolis & St. Louis ami the principal cities of the Mississippi valley conneeetin?: in union tep«t for all points south anil southwest. MAW HoiTRS SAVKD anil tlje only line run ning Two Trains Daily to KANSAS CITY I veil worth ami Alduson, making connections with the Union Pacific ami Atchison, Topeku & Santo Ko Railways fS-'-Cln.sp connections made in Union Depot with all trains of the St. Paul, Minneapolis & •Mamtiilia .Northern l\ieilie _st. Paul & Dulutli Railways, iroin ami to all points North ami Xoi'thwest. TIIOS KITZSIMMONS Agent, Wahpeton. \v:iy are composed of Comfortable Day Coaches magiiillceut Pullman sleeping cars, Horion re clmiiig chair cars, and our justly celebrated PA1.ACK DIN'INU CARS. I ^Vl.BS. OF BACUAGK CIIKOKF.D FUKK VKnrcalways as I.ow as the Lowest For rime Tallies, Through Tickets, etc., cal upon tlie nearest Ticket agent or write to a 12 K. A. WHITTAKKR, Oe»'i Pais, and kt Ag't, Minneapolis, Miou. Great Bargains at A. M. Stern's We And ourselves with a stock of goods on hand too large, consider ing the lateness of the season. We have marked down our entire stock of goods. You must see them and you can't help but get one of those great bargains we are offering. We just mention a few: MEN'S BLACK WORSTED SUITS at $ 4 00 MEN'S UNION SUITS at 6 00 MEN*"S CASSIMEHE SUITS at ... 8 00 MEN'S FINE WORSTED SUITS 10 00 500 Jeans Pants at 61.00, .$1.25 and $1.40. 50 pairs of IJlue Denim Over alls at 50 cents. Children's suits, age 4 years to 12, from .-51.00 up. GOODS ARE ALL MARKED IN PLAIN MURES Respectfully, A. & M. STERN,- The Leading Clothiers, Wahpeton. THE NEW RAILROAD Running into South,-111 Richland County TOTJOHHIS LIDG-BRWOOD WIII- I:I- SMYTH & DORSEY Handle the most extensive and best selected stock of In the county, comprising Osborne Steel and Empire Binders, Osborne Empire and Uradlej Mowers, 1!rail ley Rakes, Ri-iuliey, Norwegian and ,n. ]5"KSies AT- FAIRMOONT Are proving ^ood property and Fairniount is surrounded by as jrood a section of Fanning Lands as can be FOUND IN AMERICA, and all classes ot citizens here are ^-ettiiii 011 in the world, which makes this one of the best trading centers in Dakota. If yon want E A E S A E Fail-mount is destined to be the Juncion Cilyoflhe Southern Red River Valley. Three ran roads and the surveyors of tlie Duluth, Fermis Falls & Llack IIill bail road are now here. Tlie Manitoba, the C. & St Pv and the great new line, the Minneapolis & Pacific give us untold advance ages Grand opemngs here for Merchants, Mechanics, and Capitalists of a!l It..ids One sale of *5,000 starte,i the boom and opened Uie many to the lacts above noted, that the town is not overdone, but has' room for all that the wants of the surrounding country may be supplied, llneo elevators are kept busy most of the year receiving our lar'e crops Lots will be donated for a first class hotel/ Flouring mill com pain now orgamzing creamery and cheese factery being pushed. Room for all to make money. For particulars see POMEROY & CO, 1 Etc. Also agents for the Minnesota l/hiei lluesher, Giant, and Stillwater Engines anil liinding Twine, all at reasonable prices. Thresher repairs a specialty full line of repairs for all kinds of threshers constantly 011 hand. Fair dealing and satisfaction guaranteed. Call and see us. 1 Real Mate O ANSJLUUM/1 JLSkJ U61/U\J ANS John Shippam, Money to Loan on Farms in Richland, Sargent, JMierts ami Cass Counties, D. T., and in Minnesota. BOO Farms For Sale. of Post Ollice, Wahpeton, D. T. Final Proof and Land OtHcc business. Ollice first door West TOWN LOTS JJ P. 710 LUMRER EXCHANGE, MINNEAPOLIS JOS. C. HENVIS, cS FAIIIMOUNT. RICHLAND CO., DAKOTA GET YOUR BUGGY WAGON AND SIGN PAINTED Your Rusiness Houses and Homes Decorated by me. Come and see the NewgPalterns in W A A E and Decorations which I, 3D. J"olmson, will show you at the AUCTION MART, opp. Headquarters I- rttf fii'tr 't of jty. I-* I V"- I r: t.