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••*". f'. FOUR 1 1 lv Py [•'. |-K|- gurnard Britum, ^very Mo\iing Kxcept Monday end Weekly BY M. H. JEWELL. Publication Office: «00 FOURTH STREET, COR. BROADWAY Establishedjw^fryi JgJ Oldest in State feleohone—Business Office, 32 Editorial and Local. IS. Subscription Rates: 0aily by carrier 50 cents a month i^aily by mail $4 per year Veekly by mail $1.50 per year No attention paid to anonymous contribu tions. Writer's name must be known to the editor, but not necessarily for publication. ADVERTISING AGENTS: La Coste & Maxwell, 140 Nassau Street, .S'ev York. North Star Daily Press Asso ciation, Germania Building, St. Paul, Minn., for business in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. Manuscripts offered for publication will be returned if unavailable. Communications for 'le Weekly Tribune shou'l reach this office -jn Wednesday of each rtaek to Insure pub lication in the current issue. Correspondents wanted in every city, town tnd precinct in the western part of the state. All papers are continued until an explicit orvler to discontinue is received, and until all arrearages are yaid. Entered as second-class matter. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS. THE REPUBLICAN PROGRAMME. Stt. Louis Globe-Democrat: New York on August 30 will see a con ference of Republican leaders which is expected to have much influence in outlining the business legislation which Mr. Taft aims to make an im-price portant feature of the work of his administration. Among the partici pants will be Attorney General Wick ersham, Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagh, Secretary of the Interior Ballinger, Secretary of Commerce and Labor Nagel, Senator Root, In terstate Commerce Commissioner Knapp and Solicitor Bowers of the Department of Justice. Report has it that Mr. Taft himself will also be there. That will be a little over two weeks before he starts on his western tour. He is said to be anx ious to get a programme of work for the coming, long session of con gress shaped before he begins his travels, as the middle of November will be here before he reaches Washington again, and congress will meet two weeks later. Like every other president, Mr. Taft wants to do a work which will give his administration a distinctive place in history. If he is able to arrange matters as he desires, he -will make the coming session of Congress as eventful'as Mr. Roose velt made that of 1905-06, the ses sion which saw the enactment of the railway rate regulation, the pure food, the meat inspection, the nation al quarantine and other measures of large consequence. Contrary to the popular notion of six or eight months ago, all the big questions were not settled by the close of Mr. Roose velt's administration. A few rather important Issues were handed over to his successor, and one or two have been evolved since March 4. The present purpose is to consider all of these questions which touch upon trade or general business in the gathering on August 30. Bankers, merchants, railway magnates and representative men associated with all the great industrial, commer cial, financial and transportation activities will be asked to make sug gestions as to legislation in their re spective fields. These will be taken down by a corps of shorthand writers and will be published for the refer ence and guidance of the president and the members of his official fam ily. Some of the ideas which are developed at that conference are ex-mediate pected to find a voice in the message which is to be sent to Congress at the opening day on the first Monday in December. It is altogether fitting that this gathering should be held at the country's financial capital. At that place the conferees will hav* ready access to hte men who are at the head of the great business ac tivities of the nation. It can call in consultation men whose names are familiar in all the world's trade •centers. It is understood that one of the purposes of the coming conference will be to get suggestions which will aid Taft in his formulation of a general revision of the interstate commerce law of 1887 and of the Sherman anti-trust act of 1890. The president believes that changes in both of those statutes are urgently needed, and it is believed that he will make some recommendations in. that direction In his regular mes sage at the beginning of the session. The country hopes that such changes as are to be suggested will receive careful study before they are brought to the attention of congress. These are very important statutes. Each of them has done a good work for the country. While the conditions, in many respects, have changed since those laws were enacted, they are very far from having lost their use fulness. In altering these statutes, *r)iwt'*'.i*rttw*'.'y.,-,*\' .e^^ \vy.'A^:^\H^w^vft^^ or in enacting laws to take their places, care should be taken to avoid all restrictions which would hamper legitimate trade. It must be borne in mind that concentration and co-people operation are the order of the day in all the great activities in every modern country. Consolidations which once would have been thought to be destructive of all competition are natural developments of this era of huge masses of capital and of large operations in all fields. Mr. Taft and the learned members of his council will have a very import ant work on their hands in putting their programme, of industrial and financial legislation into shape. They will need the advice of all the author ities in those fields who are access ible. That conference of August 30 can easily turn out to be as import ant as any gathering of government ofiicials which has been held since Grant and his advisers, shortly after he vetoed the inflation bill of April 1874, met and formulated the pro gramme for the restoration of gold payments which resulted in the enactment of the specie resumption law of January, 1875, which went into operation in January, 1879. THE PRICE OF WHEAT. The vagaries of the wheat market are beyond the ken of the averago individual. It has been said, and with a good deal of truth, that thr of wheat is high when thr farmers have none to sell, and lov just as soon as the new wheat comei into the market. There is no ques tion but the flooding of the marker with new wheat has a tendency ma terially to lower the price, and tha'.thankfully if the wheat could be held off thr. market and be let into the channein of trade gradually, it would have steadying effect on prices, although it is doubtful whether a combination of wheat growers to maintain pricen will ever be practicable, for the reas on that there would be such an in finite number of partners in the coi poration, and the financing of th" crop to meet the temporary need'? of the producers would be a job to big for an ordinary concern to un dertake. The wheat growers of a great sec tion of the spring wheat countr live pretty well up to their receipts A good many of them obligate them selves in the spring and summe season for funds with which to buy more land, to buy seed, to get farm work done, and for living expense" until such times as the crop is gatb ered. The result is that many farm ers who raise wheat are compelled to dispose of it as soon as it is threshed, to meet obligations and debts already incurred. The farm er might store his wheat and borrow against it, but short time loans at fairly high rates of interest, with expenses of storing, insuring and keeping, would likely eat up what ever advances there might be in the price through the holding of the wheat. And this plan would involve the finding of funds enough to carry over, off the market, a considerable share of the spring crop, which runs into the hundreds of millions of bushels. We think if the farmers of the state would limit their acreage of wheat to such a size as could be maintained in connection with a di versified farm, where some live stock, chickens, dairy cows, and other pro ducts could be raised, to sell and meet contingent expenses, leaving the wheat crop as a sort or reserve for the farmer, it would obviate the conditions that necessitate the im sale of the crop. The wheat crop matures all at the same time and goes on the market with a rush. The crop of a diversified farm matures all through the year and is'a source of weekly or monthly revenue. So far as the plan proposed by the Society of Equity is concerned, we fear it is impracticable unless the wheat raisers change their method of farming. They must be able to finance the crop themselves before it will be possible to hold it off the market until an agreed time of sale. Neither do we see where legislation will be effective in fixing the crop price. We believe, however, that with the better financial condition of the farmers of the state, the building of granaries in which to store the grain, and the removal of the necessity for rushing the wheat to market, a change will come nat urally In conditions. The farmers and wheat raisers must largely work out their own salvation. The man who sells hig products under a forc ed sale takes what he can get. The man whose financial condition is such that he can hold his crop till he chooses to sell it and who pro vides a place to storcj it, has the consolation of knowing that he Is under no compulsion to sell, and if the price does not suit him he can hold his grain in store. We think it is a luiitake to believe that the price of wheat can be forced up to any desired point simply by keeping the crop off the market. For when wheat passes a certain price the who consume it will go to eating something else. It doesn't take much to agitate the political pot, and a very little kindling will set its contents boil ing. The other day A. M. Packard a good and clever citizen of Mandan was elected president of the»cUr commission there, probably for*"*the reason that the voters of tbgjjjjdtr wanted him more than they dm'the other candidate—at least he got substantial majority. Then the Mandan Pioneer, doubtless finding the typewriter working smoothly and Packard's majority an inspira tion, suggested Packard for the gov ernorship, and it follows, of course, that a platform is laid down for him by the Valley City Tim^s-Record, and the Mandan man is asked whether he will swallow, it, bones, gristle and broth. The Grand Forks Herald finds the matter interesting enough to follow along in the train of the Times-Record, and here ia Packard bombarded with questions to the number of a dozen or so, as to whether he believes in germs, vac cination, Christian science, aviation, and a lot of other things, before he has announced himself as a candi date at all. Nephew Packard of Val ley City is anxious that the worlc* shall know he is not in favor of the Mandan Packard, merely because of the avuncular relation between them, and doubtless the Mandan Packard will just as hastily and cast off the Valley City relation. And in the meantime, th«i harvest progresses and the election is a year or so away. Let us be calm and not agitate ourselves ir this heated spell. WHAT THEY SAY Secretary: There will be a regular meeting of the Homesteaders lodge, Friday evening. A full attendance is desired. Capt. Hall: A special temperance meeting will be held at the Salvation Army barracks tonight at 8 o'clock. Capt. Hall will deliver a lecteure the subject of which will be "Who Hath Woe?" A SPORTING EVENT. The Invincible baseball team of this city will play the New Salem team on the ball grounds next Sunday af ternoon. This will be a hot game as th? teams are evenly matched and there is considerable rivalry between them. Try Tribut. Want Columns. Try Tribune **'«nt Columns. BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 26, 1900. THE ONL DOLLAR MARKET DAY WILL DE FEATURED MERCHANTS OFFERING GREAT REDUCTIONS FOR SEPT 4 ONLY. Will Be Next to the Last Market Day Held This Year Races and Con tests Promise Excitement, The next Market Day- to be held Saturday, September 4th, will be a Dollar Market Day, that is the stores' in Bismarck will each of them have special bargains at a dollar.' For in-,Song, stance one of the grocery stores will sell a few pounds extra of sugar! for that price, another one will sell an extra lot of canned go6ds for a( dollar, the dry goods stores will sell, certain goods at a dollar which are. big bargains and the clothing and drug stores and other lines will each' of them have extra special dollar bargains. A dollar will go farther in Bismarck next Market Day than: it ever has before. All the purchas-!. er has to do is to watch the adver-! tisements in the papers of the city to find out what stores are offering hese dollar bargains in he particular goods he wants to buy. The Gem Theatre promises an ex tra good show for this time they have arranged to have some special acts that day which are out of the, ordinary and which are sure to! please. The iBsmarck Band has been prac-j ticing up alf summer and every time, they appear they are better than the' time before until now there is no question but what it is one of the best bands in the state.The concert they will give Market Day will be worth coming to town to hear if there were nothing else to come for. There will be a lot of fun and ex citement in the races and contests, the leap frog race ought to be a bunch of fun alone. Mr. Thompson, the auctioneer, says he is going to be in especially good voice this tinfe, his voice al ways has been in good shape but its going to be better than ever. Its getting good training driving his horses during harvest. There are going to be only two more Market Days this summer, one on September 4th and the last one on October 2d. No one wants to miss either one of them. Don't forget the next one will be held the first Saturday in September. Pure Cold Spaings Water, in case lots or half &J^" gallon bottles, deliv- yJXnn&lfa ered to any part of JEEE&BsO* the city. Try Th« Tribune Want Columns. Try Tribune Want Columns. a|^AKFAST ..K.^.HifsM^^ AT THE OEM The new vaudevile attraction at the 'Gem for the latter part of the week will be the Marathon Comedy Quartette. This is the first quartette that has been at the Gem in some time and as they are high class ar tists they will no doubt make a hit with the patrons of the little theatre, Norbert Sania, the Russian violin ist, has been secured for' the rest of the week and by special request of a number of the musicians of the city will render Mendelsshon's Spring and a selection from Cavallirie Rusticana. The pictures will bs "The Cardinal's The Hungriest Boy on Earth is the growing boy at ten. You can't build him out of books or sermons. His growing body demands more building material than the adult Nature is making for himra structure of brain, bone and muscular tissue* he eats and the air he breathes. The best food for the growing boy or girl is because it oontauis all the material for making bone, brain and muscle. The crispness of the shreds pftftnertes mastication, which means sound teeth. The p6d. 0i''ibJdj^p^ to play on —for children and grown-ups. Yo^drocer sells it Shredded Wheat Is made of the choicest selected white wheat, cleaned, steam-cooked and baked. Try it for breakfast to-morrow with milk or cream. The Biscuit is also delicious for any meal in combination with fresh or preserved fruits. O A N S A E O N A A N S S a it or Conspiracy," "Little Peace Maker," and "The Hustling Advertiser." Miss Ethel Moore is making a hit with her illustrate! song, "When You Know Your Girlie Loves You." There will be an entire change of pictures tomorrow night, and as the quartette have a number of programs they present it will pay. the patrons of the Gem to make more than one visit to the house the latter part of the week. Taken Up. Taken UD on farm of S. Harris, near the Capitol building one bay horse about 900 lbs, lame in front. One bay mare about 1,000 lbs. Owner call and pay charges. B. UTTi.E, President. F. D. KENDHICK, Vice 1 rest. J. L. BELL, Cashier H. M. WEISER. AssiBtant Cashier. U. S. E O S I O FIRST NATIONAL BANK I S A N D. Established in 1879 Capital and Surplus $125,000.00 a a in in a a ITSA PfcETTYIXSTGO TO'OETJT,50WHYNOT PUT IT^NJlIEBANKi ITWIL E SAF E THERE AND CON J. P. JOHNSONJl E I N MIGHTY HANDY «ns^»v The man you will seek business association with will ask you first how old you are next how much money you have. If you have no money he will seek farther. \Ve will pay you interest on the money you deposit in our bank and compound the interest every six month. She must build it out of the food CEREAL" MAD E I N JMSCUl FORM &ZiL »i* *.