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All papers arc continued until an explicit order to discontinue is received, and until all arrearages are paid. Entered as second-class matter. MEMBERS OK ASSOCIATED PRESS. Political Announcements STATE. For State Auditor. hereby announce myself a republican candidate for reelection as state auditor of North Dakota. I shall continue to reside at Bismarck and eive the affairs of the office my personal at tention, as 1 have during the present admin- istra,i°"- fl D. K. BRIGHTBILL. For Attorney General. I herewith announce myself a candidate on the republican ticket for reelection to the office of Attorney General of the State of North Dakota. If reelected the present poHcy of the office will E For Secretary of State. I am a candidate for secretary of state. I am a farmer, a soldier, a schoolmaster and a republican. If elected. I shall move my family to Bismarck, and perform well the duties of the office. COUNTY. Announcement. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for reelection to the office of county treas urer, subject to the decision of the repub lican voters at the primary election to be held in June. If elected, I will, as a servant of the people, attend to the duties of my office faithfully, impartially and to the best inter ests of the taxpayers of Burleigh county. Respectfully yours, CARL R, KOSITZKY. DO YOU KNOW? Do you know that one busi ness firm (not the state of North Dakota), in Bismarck, paid the government $3,500 fcr postagci in 1908, and in 1909 the same concern spent oyer $5,000 for postage? Well, it is a fact. WATCH BIS MARCK GROW. .j. .j. «j. .•. WHO GETS THE MONEY? In the public mind the idea is strong that somewhere between the farmers, the packers and the retaill dealers, price of beef is manipulat ed into extortionate rate that seem, for causes yet hidden, to grow con stantly more oppressive. If the manner in which the prices are regulated were visible and fully comprehended the monopolistic methods in the case, if they exist to the extent supposed, could be reme died by the laws, for there is no lack of statutory enactments to correct evils of this nature. But the details to all that happens to the beef supply between the farm and the market basket are not suffi ciently clear to fix the responsibility for excessive prices, The farmer de clares that he is getting no more than an ordinary fair return the packers dwell on increasing population, and claim that the sources of supply are declining, while the retailers of meat insist that the competition is so great in their daily markets that, on the whole, they make but little more than a decent salary out of high prices. Who is getting a surplus of gain' out of beef—the farmer* the -packet,jpr the retailer, or are all in turn impos ing upon the consumer? Or are all acting legitimately? According to the annual report of Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, 'whose facts and figures are brought, down to the closing weeks Qf, 1909, the farmers, while, recerving higher prices, are not getting an undue pro fit out of the cattle they send to mar ket. Their expense of raising cattle is heavier than in former years. From 1895 to 1900 the mean price of corn was 28 cents a bushel. In 1907 the price was 51, In 1908 it rose to 60, and last year to 62. Land in the chief cattle states in five years has increased in value from 35 to 40 per cent, and products of a higher value than cattle have been more ex tensively cultivated. The area of ir- rigated land has increased, but beef is not raised there except in a small way. There has been a diminished marketing of cattle, and an increased slaughtering of calves. Range aban donment has reduced the stock of cattle. The general conclusion of Secretary Wilson is that the farmer has partic ipated in the upward beef price move ment only through the corn he has fed, and then not fully, and that the farmers' cattle, before corn feeding stand where they d'd in the price level of 1896-1900, while the best of them for beef purposes have not gained much. The cost of living has risen throughout the world. In any case, the United States would be affected by this movement to some extent. Throughout the world also the cit ies are gaining population faster than the country, making farm laborers relatively fewer. But farm machin ery and production have improved. The increased output of gold is considered a factor in the problem. Its effect, on the prrces of food and other values has not been definitely analyzed. Cold storage is an element in the case, but the methods of its man agement, and its statistics, are known to few. The farmer's part in raising beef is open to inspection, and the retail er's operations are sufficiently in view to be understood. But the long train of transactions by which the packers buy, sell and speculate in beef and conduct cold storage, is not yet a matter of common knowl edge. Farmers and retailers do not make great fortunes in beef. Pack ers and speculators often do. They hold the bulk of capital, and it seems reasonable to charge manipulation chiefly to them as far as it is car ried on. The government investigation of the Chicago packers ought to be In structive and supply the light now needed. FARMERS AND OFFICESEEKERS We are told by a machine-controlled paper in the west that the "people of the state are enjoying unexampled prosperity through the enactment of republican policies," therefore they will "think twice before deciding in the interest of plain office seekers." In other words the prosperity of the farmer is supposed to have blunted his perceptions so that he will be un: able to tell right from wrong that prosperity will have made him so selfish that he will be content to let the country go to the devil while he enjoys life, forgetful that next year he may not be so prosperous, and left alone in his hard luck by the rest of the world. This is a low es timate of the North Dakota farmer and Is not in line with the fulsome praise that was heaped upon him by Senator McCumber a few days ago. That paper can only see that it is a crime for any man to run for office without the brand of the state ma chine, and is too dense to perceive that the farmers have long since seen through the sordid clap-trap of the stalwart papers.—Fargo News. The farmers of the state of North Dakota are a pretty intelligent class, and they have not forgotten the promises of the democrats and low tariffites back in the early nineties, and the subsequent days of- fifty cent wheat and Coxey's army. The prosperity of the country depends, not so much upon the mouthings of ambitious candidates for office, as upon sound and sane political policy, Buch as the country has been enjoy ing under republican rule. The Tribune does not subscribe to the argument that the country is going to the devil, and nobody subscribes to it but a band of professional agi tators who want to exploit the vot ers to their own office seeking ends. The farmers of this state are not sel fish, but they have a lively and sen sible knowledge of politics, and they do not intend to sacrifice their in tersts out of mistaken consideration for a riotous band of "people sav iors'* whose voices are' in inverse proportion to their abilities. THE JOURNAL'S VIEW. Minneapolis Journal: 'It is to be hoped that Governor Burke of North Dakota has his senatorial troubles ironed ,out ai last, so that they will stay straight. Mr. Purcell looks like a man who would not lay down a senatorialship- without a strong mov ing, force to compel him. We may expect him to remain until the nexf election. The governor has evidently made his champion effort to retrieve tbe first error of selecting a man, who was the choice of nobody, and who was unwillingly dragged from the invalid privacy of his home to form a stop-gap. It is said that Governor Burke was moved to the appointment of Mr. Thompson, because he was afraid to set up another and stronger democrat than himself in North Dakota poli tics. We can hardly believe this. It is probable that the governor wa,s dis satisfied with some of the political I BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE. FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 4, 1910. views of the leading candidates. He found, too, that there was a great competition for the place, and no can didates on whom all would unite. This caused him to hesitate, and in the end to seek a compromise on one who had not been mentioned. It was not very good leadership on the part of the governor, to be sure. He would have done better to have made a quick decision upon one of the leaders, and let time justify his selection. He toyed too long with the problem. His delay cost him prestige, not only with the party leaders, but as well with the rank and file, who like to see a public man act promptly and vigorously, especi ally when he has difficult duty to perform. However, the titals and tribula tions of the governor are over in this respect at least. Senator Purcell will be at his post until his republican successor arrives to take up the dut ies of the office with a mandate from the people. Tlius far the weather at Bismarck during the winter has been extreme ly pleasant. Theie have been no blizzards and while December was a cold month, there were but few days when the weather was disa greeable. The average temperature for January at Bismarck covering thirty-six years is 7.2 degrees above zero. The average this year was 9 above. The precipitation, snow fall, was above the average. This year it was 0.57. The average for thirty six years has been 0.52. There were but eleven cloudy days at Bismarck during January and the air was heav ily charged with health-giving, di sease-discouraging ozone all the time. No attractions in California foV North Dakotans this winter. A report from Washington that Senator Purcell would resign in a month or two, to be followed with Cashel, Duis, Doyle, Hildreth and Jim Campbell at intervals of a month or two, was probably started as a pleas antry. The Tribune had an inquiry yesterday from an eastern paper as to the probable truth of this rumor, but was compelled to express its dis belief. Doc. Purcell looks like a man who would hang on. The editor of the Valley. City Times-Record has bathed his soul in more musical afflatus, and ,.is send ing out dividend checks to sixty stock holders. These are halycon days for the T. R. The Grand Forks Times is inclined to poke fun at the Herald for it3 lack of information regarding the senatorial change. And the Herald says it took the word of the goverv nor's office for it, and, as Major Ed wards used to say—there you are. Senator Purcell gets right into the middle of things at Washington, and is already a member of the Balllnger investigating committee. These are Hie days when the soul of Charley Brewer of the Forum is rejoiced with a long awaited vindica tion. Maybe Doc Purcell will sit on the price of foodstuffs and bring 'em down that way. It is understood that General M. A. Hildreth of Fargo is still not saying anything. At last reports from Washington Purcell was still the democratic sen ator. ~F—= Stone Cake. ID very unusual seasons tbe people of Rajput sin. in India, are deprived of seeds and smviijeni roots of grasses. Under them* very sidverse conditions the barks of crops and even ground up rocks are renoried t«» principally to give bulk to the scanty menl and there by to may the iNingx of hunger for a longer time. A sort stone found.on the Blkanir-Marwar border of .Inlpua is largely used in that part of tbe coun try to give bulk to -the meager meal. This stone is friable and easily ground Into fine powder. It contains an oleagi nous substance which has some, nutri ent qualities, and tbe people have found that when finely ground and used in pi©portions of about one-fourth to three-fourths of flour it does not Im pair dige.nton for a considerable time. There Was. The disheveled bard entered .the weary eyed editor's apartment. "la there an opening here for a poet?" he inquired. "Tea. Indeed." replied the editor, touching a button underneath his desk, and the uext Instant the poet disap peared through a trapdoor in tbe door. —Exchange Torture. A cowboy stopped a stage foil of passengers and made them all wait while be read a poem of thirty-two verses dedicated to his Mary Jane There are some things as bad as shoot ing.—Argonaut. The best excuses are French Proverb. never gives)." MANDAN MAN HONORED. Given Nice Appointment in National Guard. Attorney H. R. Bltzing of Mandan, lieutenant in the Mandan company of the national guard, has been appoint ed to the position of judge advocate and inspector general of the North Dakota National Guard, and will have the rank of colonel. The commission was signed by General Peake and Governor Burke Thursday and sent to Mandan. Mr. Bitzing has been an en thusiastic member of the guard for a number of years and the membership throughout the state will be pleased at the timely recognition of his ef forts. Grand Theatre OVERTURE "Mexican Kisses." DEARNO. Comedy and Trick Juggler. RUBY WEST. Soubrette in a New Role. CARL AND WALTERS, The Funny Germans in a Complete Change of Act. ANNA LUCILE ROWAN, Solo Soprano. GRANDSCOPE. EXIT MARCH "Four Kings." Sacrificed in tbe Daily Grind of Kitchen Drudgery. GEM There was an entire change of bill at this popular house last night and the vaudeville turns were good. Cori bou Bill, the 'Alaskan, and his dogs, made the hit of the evening. iHe shows a number of (pictures of the north country and his dogs are fine spectoents of the friend of man which are so valuable to prospector and traveler in the frozen regions of the north. A Hoosier Kitchen Cabinet will install sys tem in your kitchen, lighten your daily task and allow you several hours each-day for other household duties or for rest and recreation. Pierce and Gordon have a talking and! dancing alct into which some slight of hand is worked. iBogert and Maybelle are billed as presenting '"Studies in Black and White." and as an added and extra attraction, are making a hit. There will b° an entirely new line of pictures for this evening ami the bill should continue to play to crowd ed houses for the rest of the week,. as has been the case the fore part of the week. A Hoosier Special places everything at your fingers' end and with the Extension Aluminum Top permits you to sit down and rest while you work, a revelation to those who now do not possess a Hoosier. The New Hoosier All Metal Rust-Proof Sani tary Floor Bin, holds 55 pounds offlourand is alone worth the cost of a cheap kitchen cabinet. The New Rust-Proof Metal Bread and Cake Box is a revelation in simplicity and getativeness. The Extension Geuuine Aluminum Moulding Board permits the tired housewife to sit down and work, an item that you must not overlook. The New Hoosier Special has an all Oak veneered back andach shelf is supported by heavy angle iron supporters, insuring strength and stability. During the balance of January we have arranged a special Club Price and Payment Plan that tmmm ————"—^—r—-—T—"""" puts the New Hoosier in your kitchen at a nominal payment. Hubby's Plot. "I wish I were a heroine. George." "Why. it is easy-for you to becomt a heroine, dear." "I'd like to know how?" "The woman who is not afraid to remain alone while her husband goes to a poker party is a heroine."—Hous ton Post. Books cannot always please, howevei good minds are not ever craving tor their food.- -Orabbe. "Love'sLaborLost" 1 W.'J i": You are interested W can interest you. Visit our We will make it your worth while IN E Lodge Room MASONIC TANCRED COMMANDERY, No. 1, K. Meets first and Third Thursday, in each month at Masonic hall. Win. O'Hara. E. M. J. McKenzie. BISMARCK LODGE, No. 5, A. P. & A. Meets first and third Mon davs in each month at Masonic foall. A. P. Lenhart, W. M. Louis Magin, secretary. O. E. S. BISMARCK CHAPTER, No. 11, meets first and third Fridays in each month at Masonic hall Mrs. Grace French, W. OIL Mrs. Gertrude Mil ler, secretary. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. ST. ELMO LODGE, No. 4. Meets each Wednesday evening at K. P. hall. W. E. Parsons, C. S. John son, K. of R. & S. PYTHIAN SISTERS. LINCOLN TEMPLE, No. 9. Meets second and fourth Thursdays each month at K. P. hall. Elizabeth Belk. M. E. C: Mrs. Nellie Evarts, M. of R. & L. O. O. M. BISMARCK LODGE NO. 14—Loyal Order of Moose. Regular meetings every first and third Monday even ings of each month. P. F. Strock, dictator S. E. Register, secretary. Visiting members welcome. M. W. A. BISMARCK CAMP,, No. 1164. M. W. A. Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays in each month. E. L. Peck, V. Ray Nichols, clerk. YEOMEN. A FRATERNAL, LIFE AND ACCI dent insurance organization. Meets, the fourth Tuesday in each month in the K. P. hall. I. W. Healy, foreman master of accounts, Stole McDonald correspondent, Elisa beth Belk. I. O. O. F. CAPITAL OITY LODGE No. 2 Meets every Thursday evening at Odd Pel lows hall. Fred Seims, N. O. C. A. iMeisner, V. G. John Yegen, treas urer R. A. Petrie, financial secre tary O. H. Benson, recording sec-* retary. ,.. A. O. U. W. BI9M1ARCK LOCDGE No. 120. Meets the first and third Tuesdays at I. O. O. F. (hall at S o'clock. M. J. Mc- Kenzie, M. W. Bradley C. Marks, recorder. G. A. R. JAMES" B. M'PHERSON POST, No. 2, Department of North Dakota. Grand Army of the Republic. Meets at their rooms in the Armory on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. George Ward, com mander A. D. Cordner, adjutant, REBEKAHS. NICHOLSON LODGE, No. 40. Meets the first and third Saturdays in each month in Odd Fellows hall. Emma Plllen, N: G. Mrs. Nellie Evarts. secretary. MACCABEES. K. O. T. M. Meets every first and third Thursday of each month at 8 o'clock p. m., at I. O. O. F. hall. Visiting members cordially invited. D. C. Ramp, commander Erick Sriekson, record keeper. CANTON. COURT BISMARCK, No. 887. Meets every fourth Thursday in each mnotfa at Odd Fellows hall. John Yegen, C. R. William- Moore, R. S. I. W. Healy, F. S. M. B. A. M. B. A. Meets first and third Wed nesdays of each month at Maennec chor hall. Themas Anderson, pres ident A. F. Marquett, secretary. ST. CLEMENS COURT, 747. CATHOLIC ORDER OF FORREST' ers, Meets every second Monday at 8 p. m., and every fourth Sun* day at 2 p. m. All visiting mem bers invited. Frank Jaswmiak, Anton Beer, R. 8. COMMERCIAL CLUB. COMMERCIAL CLUB OF BISMARCK Regular meeting of clnb member ship the first Tuesday in each .month regular meeting of board «f directors the first Friday of each month, at Commercial club rooms. Third street. F^ L. Conklin, preei tm&afc ^r-ekh. *ecret*ry .*.:..: LABOR UNIONS. UNITED *ROTHE*HObDOF CA& and Joiners, No. ill*. Meets every* Thursday evening at Kunte-s hall. All brothers cordi ally invited to meet with us. C. B. French, president John Danrot treasurer, W. O. Qonmrh W Fred Anderson, financial •ecretary! TYPOGRAPHICAlTuNION, No. 4 Meets first Sunday in each month at 3 p. m. Chester Jones,: secre tary. ,„. HOMESTEADER8. 300. Meets second and fourth Frt days of the month at K. P. baUi *t !.&»,n ~. 5»rea*denti Adsit secretary.