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Evet Morning Except Monday and Weekly.
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I Weekly, 1871S
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lication in the current issue.
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Entered as second-class matter.
Political Announcements
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-
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
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.
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,
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
.j. .j. «j. .•.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
At last reports from Washington
Purcell was still the democratic sen
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.
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
The best excuses are
French Proverb.
never gives)."
Given Nice Appointment in National
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
Grand Theatre
"Mexican Kisses."
Comedy and Trick Juggler.
Soubrette in a New Role.
The Funny Germans in a Complete
Change of Act.
Solo Soprano.
EXIT MARCH "Four Kings."
Sacrificed in tbe Daily Grind of Kitchen Drudgery.
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
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
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.
1 W.'J i":
You are interested W can interest
you. Visit our
We will make it your worth while
Meets first and Third Thursday,
in each month at Masonic hall. Win.
O'Hara. E. M. J. McKenzie.
Meets first and third Mon
davs in each month at Masonic
foall. A. P. Lenhart, W. M. Louis
Magin, secretary.
O. E. S.
first and third Fridays in each
month at Masonic hall Mrs. Grace
French, W. OIL Mrs. Gertrude Mil
ler, secretary.
ST. ELMO LODGE, No. 4. Meets
each Wednesday evening at K. P.
hall. W. E. Parsons, C. S. John
son, K. of R. & S.
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.
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.
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.
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,
G. A. R.
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,
the first and third Saturdays in
each month in Odd Fellows hall.
Emma Plllen, N: G. Mrs. Nellie
Evarts. secretary.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Meets first Sunday in each month
at 3 p. m. Chester Jones,: secre
tary. ,„.
300. Meets second and fourth Frt
days of the month at K. P. baUi *t
~. 5»rea*denti
Adsit secretary.

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