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§§S W f-Vir'' i€-\ v. *k & D*t RtV'i' I JBNV IM mfmam 'W6 '!^€'SS?MS5£m fsi Volume 1. It ia with pleasure that the LZADUI learns of the appointment of Asa Fisher tad E. S. Neal as register and receiver re spectively of the Bismarck land office. These gentlemen are both old-time resi dents of Bismarck, and are in every way worthy the honors bestowed upon them. They have hosts of friends who will rejoice at hearing of their good fortune. Can any republican in North Dakota give a single valid reason why Hon. H. 0. Hansbrongh should not be re-nominated and re-elected to congress?—Casselton Re publican. Yes, sir. Ask M. N. Johnson. Hecan giveyou several .valid reasons. The Jamestown Alert, at the request of Hon. Alfred Dickey, announces that he will not be a candidate for his present po sition or for any office this fall. Wonder what's the matter with the old man. Does he see the handwriting on the wall? Jamestown Capital: It is now given out with apparent authority that John Flittie, of Traill county, and L. E. Booker, of Pembina ooonty, will be and are in the field for renomination to the respective offices of secretary of state and state treas urer, whieh they now hold by virtue of electionlast falL A Washington correspondent says that "the silver bill reported from the confer ence, and which is certain to become a law, like all ether compromise measures, fails to please the extreme gold standard men or the free coinage silver men, but it seems to nit the average man pretty well. It provides for the purchase of 4,600,000 ounces of silver each month, which is said to be slightly in ezoess of the entire out put of all the mines in the United States." Quite a number of delegates to the dem ocratic state convention visited Grand Forks on the 16th insit., and were greatly surprised and not a little chagrined at learning that the date of holding the con vention had been changed to August 6th. This action on part of the democratic sagamores, without notification to the western counties, does not set well on the average democratic stomach, and the re sult will be that few western counties will be represented at Grand Forks when the 6th of August arrives. And as a further result of this little piece of cunning trick ery enacted by McOormaok and his friends, we venture the prediction that the demo cratic ticket put up on that date will be so overwhelmingly defeated that few of its principal aotors will care to have the rec ord pass into the annals of history. The rank and file of the western democracy be lieve in straight business, and won't be hulling and drove like cattle to the slaugh ter-pen by political wire-pullers in the Bed river valley. If a sohism exists in the repub lican ranks, and we know it does, wimay as well acknowledge that the action of Mo Cormack and his friends in this recent episode has not had the effect to maintain harmony in the demoeratio camp. We do not expect a double-header from either eouroe, but we do look for a complicated atate of things at election time. The Washington Hatohett thus comments on Cleveland's presidential boom: "The farce of booming Cleveland's third nomination aspirations is still being en »cted with soulful assiduity by a handful of mugwumps and misguided democrats. We are aware that they are not inspired by the remnants of favors past, much less by any hope Of favors yet to oome. Far from it. That political persimmons should not only be devoured with greedy eyes, but reached for with a long pole, weknow to be a proposition utterly repugnant to the nature of Mr. Cleveland and his followers. Indeed, if we are to believe them, there is no pommandmeni of the revised political decalogue more sained than thhtwhich in structs us to boost our enemies up the tree however temptingly the big fat persim mons may hang before our hungry gaze. Unstained, therefore, by any mere earthly ambition, hopeful only for their oountry's good, and thoroughly contented in the en joyment of a supreme egotism, the Cleve land boomers are taking time by the fore lock and having a beautiful, rose-colored time ere yet it is day and before the scorch ing sun shall out and beat down upon the hustlers and political bosses and all those that "run (be machine," and shall thor oughly test the manhood and strength of the republic. *. But notwithstanding wliat may be aaidfa bis favor, onr friedds, the demoorata, will make a great mistake if they tender Gro ver Cleveland the nomination he covets. After all ia said, it is unquestionably true that he is disliked, if not hated, by many democrats. Whether with good reason or not, be is held responsible for the defeat of 1888. Whatever prestigehe held before thathas vanished in the eye of the masses. It is true that he ia worshipped by a few in the jaMhonae of imagination, bctthat every fact handicap him as a candidate for the presidential stakes in *^gr«ftt *ace of •9J}.'' THE No Files on This. The Bismarck Commonwealth forestalls the republican county convention by put ting up a complete ticket for its consider ation and endorsement. It is not a bad ticket—and would win if placed in the field. This is the slate: For State Senator—Hon. C. B. Little. For Members of the House—Farmer Wallace, G. W. Rawlings. County Judge—J. F. Philbrick. Treasurer—S. A. Peterson. Auditor—F. V. Barnes. Sheriff—Murdock McKenzie. County Attorney—Mathew J. Edgerly. Register of Deeds—Wni. Falconer. County Surveyor—George Reed. Clerk of Court—E. S. Allen. Commissioner, 1st Dist.—Uncle Tommy Richards. The politieal kettle is beginning to boil, and the republicans of this state appear to have an extra supply of fuel—enough to make the campaign exceedingly warm. The temperance and lottery issues, togeth or with minor quarrels, have stirred up a feeling among the bosses that is sure to have its effect at the polls. The cooler heads will have to take hold and drop the issues of temperance and the lottery phan tom, neither of whieh the voters care three straws for. Let the Miller gang and the lottery gang settle their troubles outside of the party line, as their quarrel is more of a personal than of a political nature, and they should not be allowed to pack the convention with lottery or anti-lottery men, neither Bhould the party allow the administration to use his power as a whip to lash those who do not look through his bis glasses.—Stanton Pilot. The Grand Forks News, in its report of the doings in Milwaukee on the ocoasion of the recent grand gathering of Knights of Pythias in that city, makes personal allusion to many of the Dakota boys who were present enjoying the hospitalities of the city and visiting its many places of interest. This is the way the News tells the story of two prominent Grand Forkers: "Among the most astonished fellows were Ed. Hektoen and Ole Lukkason. These sons of fair Italia always supposed the U. S. history, which has second place to the bible in some schools, told the truth when it said "Ze grate Kistofer Colombo—he uncover Ameriokay." What was their sur prise when, on entering Juneau park—the statue of Lief Erickson stood out boldly in memory of the real discoverer." On Tuesday afternoon of last week a drunken tramp, near the river landing at Bismarok, with a loaded Winchester, at tempted to shoot the engineer and brake man on the switch engine because they had refused to let him ride. The boys backed up their engine and took refuge in the warehouse. The tramp followed up and drew the weapon on Jerry Plants, who was unloading a car, threatening to blow him into the next world. Mr. Plants snatched the gun from the desperado and struck him a terrific blow over the head, felling him to the ground senseless. The blow had fraotured the man's skull, and he was taken to the hospital in an uncon scious condition, where he died two or three days afterwards. Jerry feels considerably blue over the termination of the affair, but public opinion justifies the act and will hold Mr. Plants entirely guiltless. ii- .i s. P. 8.—Since the above was in type an inquest was held and Mr. Plants was com pletely exonerated by the coroner's jury. The Tribune gives the name of the dead tramp as William Herbert. A short time previous to the accident the same man was in Washburn several days, and was enum erated by oensua enumerator J. P. Peter son of this county. He then gave hit name as Charles Johnson, and aaid^be oame from Wisconsin. $ The Fargo Argm is fighting hard against Hanabrough and in favor of M. N. John son for congress. It is not because Major Edwards loves Johnson more, but it is any thing to down Mr. Hanabrough. Now the LUDU ventures the prediction that Hanabrough will receive a renomination, on which event the major will draw in his horns, grease his throat and swallow the doee with as much complacency as though it waa .of his own preparation. Fargo Argus: If any one ever doubled what Loucks waa after—he ought to be satisfied now—Loueks has accepted the nomination of "the independents"—which means farmers allianoe democrats, free traders, woman suffragists, prohibitionists and odorus "want to be's." H. C. Hansbrough has the inside track for the republican nomination for congress, and hie enemies cannot down him. He may be beaten at thepoUs, but he will.win in the convention. Johnson Nickeus declines the appoint ment of consul to Barranquilla on the northern coast of the United States of Co lumbia, and bis name. haB been-withdrawn from the Benateu Wihv $k: Local Brickbats. Read notice of caution. Thermometer 110 in the shade Monday*? The only cry we hear now is hot, hotter, hottest, and no rain in sight. •. Go to Fitzgerald's if you want fresh lemons, oranges, and other fruits. Don't fail to see Judge Winchester next! Friday, and get your second papers. The extreme hot weather is seriously af-j fecting some pieces of wheat and late sown! grain.^ John Satterlund visted the capital city Tuesday on business, returning by Wednes* day's stage. The choicest lot of candies, nuts and canned goods in the city can be found at T. Fitzgerald's. H. B. Thompson, one of our neighboring farmers, paid his compliments to the LEASES office yesterday. Elsewhere we publish a notice for a reg ular term of the district court to be held at Washburn on Friday, August 1st. Corn is forging right ahead. Double the acreage has been planted this season, and the crop never promised better. Sweet cider, ginger ale, and root beer, harmless, cooling, healthful drinks, always on hand, at T. Fitzgerald's. During the past two weeks mosquitoes have been more numerous and annoying in this region than they have been in any season for eight years. Our staunch, old-time friend, Geo. H. McKay, has been appointed city auditor of Minot. George will make an effioient officer, and here's our congratulations. Emmons County Record: By his kind and courteous manner of treating those attending court in any capacity, Judge Winchester is making many new friends. Minot is going to have a Law and Order League. In order to make the league a paying investment, they will have to elect Joe Cotton, of Burlington, Grand Sachem of the new organization. Little Johbny PetersdnT the eldest son of Mrs. Louis Peterson of the Pacific House, came up from Bismarok on Wednesday's stage to spend a few days in Washburn visiting John Satterlund's children. Judge Winchester will hold a term of court at Washburn on Friday of next week, August 1st, and all parties who have not taken out their naturalization papers*had better make application to the judge on that day. Remember it. The indications now are that there will be an immense production of potatoes on the Missouri slope this year, and whether the prices are high or low, it will pay the farmer to gather them all in and see that they are safely housed for the winter. Rev. Geo. Brownell returned home last week from his visit to Gardner and Grand Fords, accompanied by his wife. He ex tended his trip into Manitoba, and says he enjoyed it immensely. He reports the crops along the entire route as exoeeding everything he ever saw in the shape of growing grain. Grand Forks Herald: Rev. George Brownell, of Washburn, McLean county, and a delegate to the democratic state con vention, is in the city to day to attend the convention. He expresses surprise, dis appointment, indignation, etc., that the convention should have been postponed without notifying the western-counties. Andrew Peterson, whose farm is located about seven miles north of Washburn, in Sverdrup township, was in the city this week and reported his wheat in a precari ous condition brought about by the ex* tremeheatof the past few days. He says that unless we have rain soon many fields will be totally rained. A friend inquires whether E. D. Skinner was elected superintendent of schools in Ward county? No, be waa not. Eg. was undoubtedly the beat qualified man In the county for that position, but he was not the best qualified woman. Miss Sadie Webber, a young lady of moat excellent attainments, carried off the prise. Stanton Pilot:, TheWashburn LEADE* is the latest addition to our exohange list. The LBAOBB means business. It does not oome with a flourishing of trumpet* but as a home newspaper that asks for fair treatment and a living support for the present. If the editor, R. H. Copeland, adherea .to the policy he outlines, he ia bound to sucoeed. LarryCasselman, who returned last week from his trip to Minot, reports that little city on a big boomA He met McGahan, Doe. Belyea, BUl Hope, "Little Mao," and a host of cither jolly boys, but the chap that took his eye above all the rert yaa that little aawed-off McLeod. He apeaka ia a regular briok. That's what he is, Larry, and our. old friend Joe Colton be» gins to think so, too, sinoe he 's attempted to buok against him. f1-,, JL, jt rA• &S*S5 $nwr Washburn, McLean County, Nortti Dakota, Saturday, July 26, 1890 It is reported that crops around Devils Lake and Turtle mountains are ruined. Haying in this seotion is now in full blast, and the farmers are reaping a boun tiful supply. Journals pursuing well defined and con .eistent lines of policy do not "change ifront" with every passing breeze, merely to please the ephemeral fancy of volunteer advisers. Louis Olson, from Hudson, Wis., reached Washburn Saturday, in company with Billy Wen of Bismarck. Louis has come oil a visit to his brother, Jacob Olson, who 'tafis ch&rgd of J. P. Peterson's herd north of Turtle Lake. The Pacifio House at Bismarck is one of the best hotels in the capital city. It furnishes excellent accommodations, and ranks as a favorite with all who have once enjoyed its hospitalities. Read the adver tisement of this popular hotel in another oolumn. John Satterlund, J. C. Staley and Ole B. Wing, delegates to the republican state convention, will.start to morrow morning by private conveyance for Bismarok, whence they will take the evening express for Fargo and arrive at Grand Forks Monday. John J. Robinson, who was a delegate from Coal Harbor to the republican coun ty convention, and also held the proxy of Louis House, was in town last Saturday, but failed to hand in his credentials, and therefore the Coal Harbor district don't show up in the proceedings. Nels P. Olsen, for several years a resi dent of Washburn, but now chief clerk of Louie Westhauser's "wet grocery" house, and Miss Annie Thyberg, of Conkling, this county, were married in Bismarck last Tuesday, July 22d. The many McLean county friends of Mr. Olsen and his bride extend their warmest congratulations. Chas. T. Lange has sold his interest in the business of the McLean County Mail to his partner, Laurence Casselman. Mr. Casselman assumes all debts of the con cern and collects all accounts due the same. There will be no ohange in the editorial management of the paper, as Mr. Henry S Wood will oontintae in charge until the. 1st of January next. Chas. F. Huston of Turtle Lake, and S. D. Rohrer, of Hanoock, were elected dele gates from their respective localities to the republican county convention, bnt as they had spent the week as members of the board of equalization, they felt that their services were needed at home, and accordingly pulled out before the show opend Saturday afternoon. "The end is not yet—for still they come," is the remark they claim that Luke Eskus of Coal Harbor made Wednesday morning when announcing to his friends that a 9-lb. American voter arrived at' his ranch on the night previous. It is said that Luke feels rather proud over this little episode, and thinks that McLean county is a good country to live in. Mother and child are doing welL Mandan Pioneer: The Lantermann Bros, are at present engaged in loading about 100,000 pounds of wool, whieh is to be shipped to Boston, Mass. The wool will make seven car loads, and has been brought in from the country tributary to Mandan....Mr. Geo. A. Breckenridge ia one of the bonanza sheep raisers of Mor 'ton county. From a flock of 600 sheep he has so far this spring raised 600 lambs— an increase of 130 per cent. C. F. Huston, of Turtle Lake, was in town Wednesday and reported the wheat in his section as ooming out all right. He says that for two or three days last week the "hot weather began to take effect on hii^jgrain, but a nice rain last Saturday night put a cheek to the damage, and it is now maturing in fine shape, and will be ready for harvesting within ton days. John Renter's wheat waa so well filled be fore the hot weather became so steady that it was not affected at all, and will be ready for the harvester in about a week. The editress of the "B. B. Reporter"— [this has no reference to the Burlington Reporter, nor to "Little Mac's" best gal who runs that sheet]—is made up of true western metal, as is indicated by the ring of the following extract from ita leading editorial, which we are kindly permitted to reproduce: 'In politic* we are both denioeratio and republiean, and if the Farmers' Alliance puts up a candidate well support him, too. Out terms axe ft per year in^advanoe. You say that Editors Wood and Copeland give their pa pers muoh cheaper. Allow us to aay that the Humw is also cheaper. If yon want good reading you must pay for it. .We do xufc employ common, every-day talent on on paper the most of it is imported— bought at a high prioe—by whieh we hope to raise the standard of reading in this oounty about two feet. -Ton have, been reading the Mail, the Leader and the Al manac about long enough,and we.ask yon now to aim ^higher, by subscribing for the Reporter.** •iir .' LEADER. Republican County Convention. Pursuant to the call, the republicans of McLean county met in delegate convention at Satterlund's hall in Wanhburn, N. D., on Saturday, July 19th, 1890, for the purpose of electing three delegates to attend the republican state convention to be held at Grand Forks, July 29th. The convention was called to order by J. C. Staley, chair man of the republican county central com mittee. The convention was then organized by the election of Thomas Fitzgerald as tem porary chairman, and John L. Linderleaf temporary secretary. On motion, the chairman was authorize to appoint a committee of three on ere dentials, and Hans Fritz, Peter Christian sen and James' Staley were appointed as such committee. On motion, a recess of ten minutes was taken to await the report of the committee on credentials. The committee announcing they were ready to report, the convention was called to order and the report was made as fol lows: Ingersoll—Andrew Nelson, Frank E. Swanson, Bernt Johnson, Frank Norqvist by John L. Linderleaf, proxy. Washburn—P. Christiansen, T. J. Sevals, John Satterlund, Thos. Fitzgerald, John P. Peterson. Coal Harbor—Not represented. Weller—Chas. Staley, Ansel Colby by J. C. Staley, proxy, Martin Hanson by J. C. Staley, proxy. Nettle Creek—Hans Fritz, L. A. Carlson, Fred Merry. Conkling—Alfred Leadholm by James Heath, proxy, John Lonqvist by James Heath, proxy, James Heath. Turtle Lake—Not represented. The report of the committee was adopt ed, and on motion, the temporary organ ization was made permanent. On motion, the vote for delegates was taken by ballot, with the following result: Whole number of votes cast was 18, of whioh John Satterlund received 18 J. C. Staley, 18 Ole B. Wing, 18. On motion, the election of John Satter lund, J. C. Staley and Ole B. Wing as dele gates to the republican Btate convention was made unanimous. On motion, the convention adjourned. THOS. FRZOEBAM, Chairman. JOHN L. LIMDXBUUV, Sec'y. William Wen, one of Bismarck's most popular and genial young men, came up to Washburn last Saturday for a few days' sojourn among friends here, and to regale himself on the sweet ozone that wafts o'er the green prairies and ladened fields of waving cereals which surround this quiet, pleasant burg. On Monday, Billy inveigled Sheriff Thos. Fitzgerald to don his hunt ing gear, and together they wended their way northward in the direction of Bush lake, noted for its abundance of geese, ducks, and other fowl. They returned on Thursday, but— What they did we'll not declare, But they shot no elk, deer, nor bear Though If we Judge by what they had, (And surely that would not be bad), We'd say the boys had met with luck— For they had swan and they had duck They had—well, In two long nights, Enjoyed a million 'skeeter bites 1 Which, together with alkali water, caused them to cut their excursion Bhort. They struck a bonanza, however, in the shape of a flock of swans, of whioh they killed one and captured one alive. The one they killed measured five feet six inches from the feet to the tip of the bill, and is the largest specimen of the swan family we ever saw. Mr. Fitzgerald has preserved the skin of this bird and will have it stuffed and mounted. The live bird was left at John Merry's plaoe for safe keeping. Mr. Wen returned to Bush lake yesterday in company with John Merry, and expect to capture the balance of the flock alive. To Devlope the Coal Beglon*. A Pierre dispatch to the Sioux City Journal, dated July 18th, says: "The long talked-of plan of shipping coal from Bismarok to Pierre in barges about to be accomplished to some extent this season. The water-works and gas companies are now negotiating for several hundred tons of this coal, as well as many other Pierre consumers. It is now defi nitely known that North Dakota ooal can be laid down here at about $2 per ton." The immense coal deposits of this sec tion of North Dakota will surely be devel oped. If new railroads or branch lines cannot be had, the barges will be* the means employed to transfer coal to all points along the Missouri river. The Trib une the other day mentioned the fact of A. L. Sivyer of Pierre being in the city in the interest of a syndicate of Pierre capitalists. Mr. Sivyer has gone to Coal Harbor to carefully look over the country thereabouts and investigate the feasibility of mining and shipping lignite eoaL He will doubt less make a satisfactory report. The fact that North Dakota ooal .can be laid at Pierre at $2 to $2.80 per ton will not b« overlooked by the enterprising eitixena of South Dakota's capitaL MoLean county and the northern portion of Burleigh have enough coal for the entire northwest for all time.—B&aatok Tribune.- •». ,^. Attest: Judgo. GXOBQE BBOWNELI,, Deputy Clerk Dist. Court. Dated July 22,1890. «i Hotel Arrival*. At the Merchants: Hans Iioltan, John Kettleson, Sverdrup C. F. Huston, Turtle Lake Mrs. Schuleuburg, John W. Conklin, Low's ranoh John D. Carlson, Wellor Fred Textor, Henry Textor, Chicago Jan. Mann, Walter Wells, Coal Harbor John Johnson, Painted Woods. HIDDEN WOODS, McLean Co., July 23. EDITOB LEADEB: I have notieed that "our country" around here lias received very little, if any, representation in tlio county papers, and as I feel kind o' jealous of the ability of some of the fellows in other parts of the county to brag up their particular portions of the earth's surfneu, I am going to try to do justice to ours and give you the news at the aame time. Messrs. Nels Nelson, Lindstrom, Ander son, John Christianson, Tjenstrom, am others, talked strongly of deserting North Dakota, some day, while putting their wheat, oats, corn and rye in the gruunii last spring and hoping for little or no ro, turn for seed, time and labor bnt now everything is looking so fine all through that district that all feel greatly encour aged. Mr. Peter Peterson has some alfalfa growing finely—some he had planted or.' as an experiment. We hope to see alfcifc more generally grown bye-and-bye, s this is just the climate. Passing through the country east of .ir county seat, not long ago, me thought, "II some of those eastern "fellers" could what I see now, these fields, these gres-t. prairies, these large herds of cattle and sheep, they would sell their presses ni oome west." I noticed that a great many of the farm era were cutting and stacking hay, and tr cellent hay it is, too. If, Mr. Editor, you want to see thrifty tree claims, look over the cue.U part of the county. *v Joseph Nudleman has a hundred (0s» 3 Number 5. Notice of District Cowrt. A regular term of the District Court in and for the Sixth sub-division of the Sixth Judicial District of North Dakota, is here by appointed to be held at the court house in the town of Washburn, MoLean county, N. D., on the 1st day of August, 1890, and to begin at 2 o'clock in the afternoon of that day. W. H. WIKCHESTEB, a A r' I acr i^* of as fine wheat and oats as ever grew the Red river valley. Monsieur Narouse Bellemore's blue-e boy was two cattle, about one hundred head, spent t. winter without stabling, and are now a grass. John Merry sticks to Dakota like a pher. Not satisfied with one thrifty cli. on Painted Woods creek, he has taV a claim near Beaver lakes, which he into: turning into a ranch for sheep and caUj "Man wants but little hem below,"— v" months old the 19th inst., o. is healthy, lively and handsome. Pre Monsieur Narcisse has been making l.'-y and putting new roofs on his Btables. Ii The statement causes mirth— I will submit herewith a poem(f) wh I know is original, tho' I am not the thor. The author is not far off, and I hu.Tr permission to quote him. The title is: "now WE 8TABTID IN DAKOTA." 'i/ Just seven years ago we came to this land We hadn't any money, but we had lots of sa:. !. And the only team we had, as all could pl v.: see, Was a slow yoke of oxen, and twas "Whoai haw! geet" We would hitch up those oxen and roei- tn prairies wide, And pick up buffalo bones that lay thick on eve ry side. Those bones were our salvation, for they trouiiht us ready cash. When the flour-barrel was empty and w- ha'Jn': any hash. We had wheat, oatsand barley the first (Our first crop of barley we cut with uu shears) Then, when twas time to make the :•••.• -if. pitched it from the ground, While the ladies stood upon the load ac zrw tered it around. Now, to see a lady loading hay might. ,••vw "snob" to smile. But as you've seen, we didn't come on', if to put on style. We came out here to hustle and get a lltti-v.-cii m, And while we scratched around for It a' Ptc}: up perfect health. And now the knives and scissors err: tnlcs. of long ago We've parted with the oxen and don't go qu:-.o so slow. We've settled In Dakota, and we are hnro to hL':?, And we've found that where there Isa v- Ui, there always Is a way. .i., ft Tons OoM»:i«ti*b. I hereby oeutiosi all persons agturu,s purchasing or negotiating a oertair prom iseory note, secured by mortgage, made by me in favor of M. J. Handy, p»j»bV,Du oember 1st, 1890, tal have not recwrad an/ valoe for the same. Piru Miiirji.' Turtle Lake, McLean Co., N.- IX, July 2, 1890.