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All papers are continued until an explicit order to discontinue is received, and until all arrearages are paid. Kntered as second-class matter. MEMBER OP ASSOCIATED PRESS. THE HERALD AND BLAISDELL The Grand Porks Herald, which is sometimes one of our most eminently respectable muctrakers, recently pub lished some "Bismarck correspond ence" whose object was to show that the postage used in the office of tha secretary of state was a greater amount than that used in other de partments at the state capltol, and that therefore, the secretary of state was using state postage for the pur pose of boosting his campaign for con gress. When Mr. Blaisdell replied to the article in the Herald, that emin ently respectable muckraker stated, with dignity and calmness, that it had published the postage stamp ar ticle regarding the secretary merely as "news," and published his reply in the same spirit of desire to keep the public informed. Anybody who read the original ar ticle attacking the secretary knows that it was not published as "news." It was published with the intention of placing Secretary Blaisdell in a wrong light before the people of the state, and there was Just enough In nuendo in the "correspondence" to poison the minds of readers, who might not haar the facts. It 1B true that the postage of the secretary's office is probably greater than that of other offices, and there is a reason for it. The secretary's office is the distributing center for documents to all parts of the state— blue books, laws, and other books and documents desired by the people of the state, the schools, and the vari ous institutions. There is a largd volume of departmental mail, for the office of the secretary has a multitude of dutieB, many of which have to do with the free and frequent use of tha United States mail. It is not true, as stated, that blue books and all documents are dispatched by ex press. A great number of them go out by mail. There are some 6,000 blue books alone distributed from the secretary's office. And there are laws and many other documents mailed, the total number of which will reach a good many thousand in a year. Mr. Blalsdeirs reply to the Herald sets the whole matter forth very clearly. There may be proper differ ences of opinion as to Mr. Blaisdell's candidacy for congress, but there is no reason why he should not receive a square deal, so far as the conduct of his office is concerned, and he should not be attacked with innu endoes and be stabbed in the back with misstatements of facts. Mr. Blaisdell in his letter to the Herald says: I have noticed the report in your paper of May 17 concerning my use of state supplies and official station ery for campaigning purposes. While I do not generally believe in denying campaign stories sprung so short a time before election, yet as the Her ald has such a large circulation, I think it is best for me to make this statement and I trust the Herald will give this statement the same pub licity which it gave the first article. Mud-slinging invariably begins the few short weeks before every elec tion. It must be expected. The vot er will judge for himself the fairness and justice of any attack and the lateness of its making. The voter knows what fair play is and also knows that a bona-flde charge should be made in the open, not by Insinua tion and not a few weeks before the election date. Out of fairness to my self I must herewith brand that "dope" as a contemptible piece of clumsy, vicious falsehood, and I wish to pay my humble respects to the Instigators of that lying article am not the secretary of either of the boards of public property or public I? as printing as the article states, and nevr have been, save for when I acted as secretary of the board of public property for about three months, about three and a half years ago. Tour informants know very well that the correspondence of the secre tary of state's office averages at near ly twice if not more than that of other departments. Every letter or inquiry written by the taxpayer. whether it relates to the, number of setting hens in a certain, county or to the number of domestic corpora tions in another, are all apt to strike the Btate department first. I may say that every letter received at my office, whether from the poorest far mer or from the richest banker, re ceives a prompt reply, and all such inquiries will always receive prompt and courteous replies as long as I am a state officer. The office of secre tary of state, as the name itself im plies, is naturally identified with much correspondence, registered mail and mailing of circulars. That office incidentally does, as a matter of fact, have improperly charged to it much postage which belongs to some three other boards, of which the sec retary of state is but one member. I had the honor of inaugurating the present system of bookkeeping for the two boards of public property and public printing, and which pro vides for keeping an accurate account of the various supplies, postage, etc., used by the different departments. These same systems have met with much approval and especially so from the governor and the state examiner. By the way, what is the matter of having the governor call on the state examiner to investigate these state officers, such as the auditor, the treas urer, secretary of state and the rest? From some of the things that have come to my own knowledge within the last couple of years I am in clined to believe that a number of the state officials should be investi gated, and I want the secretary of state's office to be included. It's a good thing for the voter and it is not hard on those public servants woo have acted honestly and have noth ing to fear. I heartily approve of all investigations, no matter what the motive is, so long as the investi gations are not turned into a farce. "Hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may." Let the voters judge what is slander and what is truth. I have my personal records and receipts of most of my personal ex penditures, whether for extra station ery, extra stamps or extra clerk hire. I have purposely kept track of my various campaign expenses, for the reason that I believe in the publicity of campaign funds, and for the fur ther reason that it is my intention to make public my campaign ex penses. I trust every other candidate will be willing to state publicly what his expenses are and will be. Would any gentleman like to examine my own personal check book, my signed receipts from the postmaster for personal postage, or receipts from the local printer for all extra letter heads used by me, or the receipts from the extra help I have employed, all of which I have paid out of my own pocket? If so, I will be pleased to show them and would take it as a personal favor if any party inter ested would advise with me. I can be easily found at my office in Bis-, marck, where, rather unfortunately tor myself, I am compelled to devote considerable of my time during this particular period, when I should be out over the state and making public speeches as the rest of the candidates are doing. In conclusion, I again state that I am heartily in favor and herewith propose that all the state officials be investigated in order that the voters may have a chance to see who is de serving and who is not. Of course, it is pretty late in the day, coming right before the primary. election. However, only the guilty should suf fer. Let's have it, anyway. I shall continue to Btate that to a great extent I am basing my candi dacy for congress on my business record as a state official, to which record I cheerfully invite the closest scrutiny. Does any fair-minded man believe for one instant that this criticism would have been made on my office at this very late date had I not been a candidate for the very important office of representative in congress? (Signed) ALFRED BLAISDELL. NIGHT MESSENGER SERVICE BURNS UP BOYS The study which the National Child Labor committee has made of the messenger service of the West ern Union, the Postal Telegraph and the smaller companies, shows con clusively that no boy should have a place in the night service. Owen R. Lovejoy, the .secretary of the com mittee, says: "That the reader may understand the nature of forces affecting child life in the night messenger service, he must dismiss from his mind this popular picture of a small boy in uniform running at top speed to car ry a telegram to its destination. This is a dominant feature of the day messenger service, but at night it plays a subsidiary part and in the case of many local companies has no place whatever. In a large city.in the middle west the sign of one of the companies doing a national busi ness announces 'Messengers Furnish ed Day or Night for any Kind of Service,' and a New York 'up-state' city has an enterprising local corn- of 7 J" xOUPtoen 1 9 a woman's underwear in a depart ment store taking care of a baby assisting a woman to dress carry ing business reports to distant cities purchasing candy, flowers, cigars and liquor acting as house watchman in the absence of its owner folding circulars and mailing in an office acting as doorboy at a reception, and as escort on the street." The day messengers do legitimate work and a bright boy is often given a better position by a business man with whom he comes in contact. No such opportunity is open to the night boy. His errands are of a different sort. Besides the wear and tear which any night work makes on growing boys, these little fellows have entered one of the "dead ends" or "blind alleys" of industry. The investigation showed that very few enter good office positions or learn trades. They are doomed at 14 or 16 to join the great ranks of the un skilled—and from the ranks of un skilled boys are recruited later the unemployed men. In the five turrets of the Florida, the battleship just launched, will be ten 12-inch guns, which can be trained upon a single point and hurl 10,000 pounds of metal at one dis charge. All the ships with which Dewey fought the battle of Manila Bay had a combined broadside only half as powerful, and the effective range was less by several miles. Though our battleships of twelve years ago destroyed the Spanish fleet at Santiago almost without receiving a scratch, they are antiquated now and completely outclassed by the leviathans lately added to the navy. Mr. P. D. Norton of Hettinger county makes his announcement as candidate for secretary of state and, aside from having the endorsement of the insurgent wing of the repub lican party, he makes a strong plea on account of his location in the new and progressive section of the state. Mr. Norton will be remembered as chief clerk of the last house and was a popular and efficient officer. The St. Louis Globe-Democrat be lieves that having survived the tariff gas given out by insurgent speakers all over the country, we certainly should have expected to withstand the cyanogen gas that scientists tell us abounds in the tail of Halley'n comet. Secretary Ballinger found "snakes" in his office—cheap clerks and tools of others in the attempt to under mine, besmirch and ruin the' secre tary's reputation and political stand ing—and Ballinger is killing them— firing them from the service, as he is justifiable in doing. It is natural, of course, that the Grand Forks Herald should oppose Congressman Hanna. The Herald is a good deal of a dictator, and in dorses those candidates that bear the Herald brand. No others need ap ply. It seems to be the general senti ment among republicans that they have had enough of this disastrous factional quarreling—and after the primaries there ought to be a united republican party and a republican administration. So far the republi cans have done all the fighting, and the democrats all the chuckling. The Devils Lake Journal talks about "reactionary republicans"— and yet there are democrats in the state who declare that Bloom and Kelly are "reactionary democrats"— and they're pretty good citizens at that. AntrquUy of WrestTTrTg. Probably the first authentic record of a wrestling matcb is in A. D. 1222. when chivalry on the European conti nent was undergoing a change for the better. During the reign of Henry 111. of England a match took place in St. Giles' field. London, between citizens of Westminster and the city of London proper. Wrestling was. however, pop ular as a pastime in England at a much earlier period, and from that country many of the different stylet originated. pany -which proclaims on large cal- of humor he would see that there is endars, 'We furnish boys to run er- nothing funny in interrupting a man's rands or to do work of any kind. Single errands, ten cents.' One of Washington Star. I their street agents, an under-sized years was earnr at ^ou"«e yea™, was eager at 10:3n0 at night to 'show'' us the lowest to plant shade trees)—Digging out the resorts in the city, giving names and holes, I see, Mr. Lannigan. Lannlgan street addresses which further inves-' —No, mum. Ol'm dlggin' out the dirt "1 ligation proved to be shockingly ac curate. "Among the duties of messenger boys reported by one of our investiga tors within the past six months, are mentioned the following: Waiting on table wheeling an Invalid buying Unappreciated Effort. "That man hasn't any sense of hu mor." said Mr. Growcher. "Why. be is always trying to amuse his friends." "That's just it. If he had any sense ™rk to tel1 BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY O »MAV 21, 1S10. twm^ »torle9."- it a a Mrs. Subbubs (who has hired a man an* lavin' the boles.—Exchange. Comes Naturally. Kicker —Now we have children taught how to play. Becker—Fine! Next we shall have animal training to show lambs how to gambol—New Tork Sun. POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 8TATE. For 8tate Superintendent off Publio Instructions. My name will appear on the pri mary election ballot as a candidate for the republican nomination for the office of State Superintendent of Pub j*c Instruction. E. J. TAYLOR. For State Auditer. 1 hcieby aunouuic uiyseli a republican indidate lor reelection AS Mate auditor ot .orth 1/akuia. shall continue to reside at Bismarck and jive ttic aflairs ot the utnee my personal at tention, a» have during the present admin istration. U. K. BU1GHTB1LL. For Judge of Supreme Court. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for judge of the supreme court. P. H. ROURKE. For Attorney General. 1 herewith announce myself a candidate JU the republican ticket for reelection to the ^.nce' oi Attorney ueneral of the state of \utin Uakota. if re-elected the preaent joncy ot the office will be continued. ANLMEW MILLER. For Secretary of State. 1 am a candidate tur secretary of state. am a farmer, a soldier, a schoolmaster and republican. It elected, 1 shall move" my: auuij to Bismarck., and perform well the uue» ot la* office. w. M. HOUSE. For State Treasurer Grafton, May 12, 1910. I am a candidate on the Republi can ticket for the office' of1 State Treasurer at the Primray Election be held June 29th, 1910, and respect fully solicit the endorsement of my candidacy for this office by the Re publicans of the state. Respectfully, GUNDER OLSON. For Judge of Supreme Court. 1 hereby announce myself as a candidate .or nomination for judge of the supreme court ot the state of North Dakota, at the coming primary election in: Jane. Minot, N. D., March. 1, 1910. £. B. GOSS. For State Auditor. I am a candidate on the republican ticket for the office of state auditor at the primary election to be held June 29th, 1910, and respectfully ask the support of my candidacy by the republicans of the state. Respectfully, JOHN FLITTIE. Williston, N. D., May 18, 1910. DISTRICT. For Congress. I announce myself a candidate for the re publican nomination for congress before the primaries in June. I will give out my plat form later. I am a resident of the western part of the state, and believe that all parts of the state should be represented. If elected I will do everything in my power to reprcaenf the state creditably and fairly in congress. T. R. MOCKLER. For Commissioner off Insurance. hereby announce my candidacy for the nomination as commissioner of insurance in the republican ticket, and respectfully solicit the support of the voters at the primaries in June. Mott, Hettinger county, N. D., May 11, 1910. GEORGE H. STONE. P. D. NORTON For Secretary of 8late. I wish to announce myself as a republican candidate for nomination for secretary of state at the primaries on June 29th, 1910. I am an admirer and advocate of the fundamental re publican party principle!) of govern ment exemplified by Theodore Roose velt while president. North Dakota has been my home since 1883. I am much interested in the reputation and political welfare of the state. If nom inated and elected to the office of secretary of state, it shall be my highest endeavor to, in the largest sense, be an honest official and ser vant of all the people of our state. Respectfully, P. D. NORTON, Hettinger, N. D. 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, ts a servant of the people, attend to the duties of my office faithfully, impartially and to the best inter stts of the taxpayers of Burleigh county. Respectfully yoi CARL R. KOSITZKY. For County Commissioner. I hereby announce myself as a candidate on the republican ticket for the office of county commissioner in the Third district, subject to the republican voters at the general primary election to be held in June. I am a resident of Cssfield, a farmer and also a taxpayer. If elected to the office, I will, to the best of my ability, look after the interests of the county, faithfully, impartial ly aad in compliance with the laws of L. H. ONG. Canueld. N. D.. February 11. 1910. For County Auditor. I hereby announce myself a candidate on the republican ticket for election to the of tee of County Auditor. If elected I will, to the best of my ability, erva the people, by an honest and Juat ed stfswstratfcm. and to the beat interests of the svgpayeni of Burleigh county. C. M. COOLEY. For Judge off. Supreme Court. I hereby announce my candidacy for nomination for the office of judge of the supreme court at the June primaries. CHARLES. M. COOLEY. For Sheriff. I herewith announce myself a candidate on the republican ticket for election to the office it sheriff of Burleigh county, subject to the iecUJon rendered at the primary election to be held in June. JOHN .». FRENCH. For County Judge. I hereby announce my candidacy on the re publican ticket for the office of county judge of Burleigh county, N. D., subject to the ap proval of the republican voters at the general primary election to be held in June, 1910. I have been a resident of the county for thirty years and know the needs of the coun ty, and I faithfully promise that if elected I will fulfill the duties of the office impartially and will transact the duties of the office in manner to benefit the public at large a* ..ell as the tax payers of the county. WILBERT FIELD. County Auditor. I announce myself a candidate for the office of County Auditor on the republican ticket. If elected I shall administer my official duties faithfully and to the best Interests of we taxpayers of Burleigh county. J. P. BARTEL. For County Commissioner. I hereby announce myself a candidate on the republican ticket, subject to the voters at the primary election, for commissioner in the Second district I have been a farmer •a Sibley township for nine years, and if elected I will serve the people of Burleigh county to the beat of my ability. CHAS. G. PORTER. For Sheriff. Bounce myself _. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the off on cision of the voters at 'the primary election to be held in June. the office of sheriff of Burleigh county, the republican ticket, subject to the de- FRANK BARNES. For County Judge. I hereby announce myself a candidate on the republican ticket for election to the of fice, of County Jud'e of Burleigh county, subject to the primary election to be held in June. If elected I will conscientiously discharge the duties of the office. Respectfully submitted to the derision of the people. G. J. KEENAJJ, Bismarck, N. D. For County Judge. I am a candidate for the republican nom ination as county judge at the primary elec tion. I respectfully solicit the support of republican voters. M. T. McKENZIE. For County Judo*. I hereby announce myself a candidate foi county judge, subject to the republican vot ers at the June primaries. wWARD A. THOMAS. County Commissioner. I hereby announce myself a candidate on the republican ticket for nomination for the office of county commissioner for the Sec ond commissioner district of Burleigh coun ty, subject to the decision of the voters at the primary election to be held next June. LYNN W. SPERRY. For Commissioner. I hereby announce myself a candidate on the republican ticket for nomination, for the office of county commissioner for toe Third commissioner district of Burleigh county, subject to the decision of the voters at the primary election to be held next June. CHAS. J. PETERSON. (Better known as Coal Mine Peterson.) For Clerk of Court. I' hereby announce myself as a candidate, on the republican ticket, for the office of Clerk of Court, at the primary election to be held June 29. CHAS. FISHER. Far County Auditor. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for're-election for the office of County Audi tor", on the republican ticket. a I. W. HEALY. For Register ot Deeds. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for Register of Deeds on the republican ticket at the primary election to be held in June, 1910. JOHN F. FORT. For Coroner. I hereby announce myself a candidate for coroner on the republican ticket, subject to the decision of the voters at the June pri maries. If elected I will serve as I have in the past. E. G. FIELD. For County Commissioner. I announce myself a candidate on the re publican ticket for nomination for County Commissioner in the First district. This is not at the request of any faction of the party, but of my own free will and accord. If nominated and elected, I will be in posi tion to, and will give all a square deal. L. E. HEATON, McKenzie. N. D. Announcement. Bismarck, N. D., March 24, 1910. hereby announce myself aa candidate for the office of Clerk of Court of Burleigh county on the Republican ticket at the pri mary election to be held June 89, 1910. I have.- lived in Bismarck thirty years 'and have never held a public office of any kind. THOMAS P. O'CONNOR. County Commissioner. I hereby announce myself a candidate on the republican ticket for nomination for the office of county commissioner for the First commissioner district of Burleigh county, subject to the decision of the voters at the primary election to be held next June, J. H. ALLENSWORTH, Brittin. N. D. For County Superintendent of Schools 1.hereby announce my candidacy for election to the office of county super intendent of schools, subject to the de cision of the republican voters at the primaries on June 29, 1910. nominated and elected, I shall continue to devote my entire time and best efforts to the educational work in the county. .,...«• \. .. C. L. YIONBS& -. or Conener I wish- to 'announce to the Repub lican voters of the county that I am a candidate for the Republican nom ination as Coroner. I have been a a resident of the county for thirty years and will, if I am elected, per-, form the duties of the office in a manner that will be satisfactory to all concerned. I will appreciate your support. CHAS. E. WHITE. For County Treasurer. I am a candidate for the republican nomination as county treasurer at the primaries. I respectfully solicit the support of the republican voters. H. L. READE. FROM THE TRAINING CAMPS fBy Associated Press.) Ben Lemond, Cal., May 20.—^Jef fries this morning did some exhibi tion juggling with his sparring part ners, tossing them about much as the hero in a tank drama handles the villain- Bob Armstrong was the first to go on. In the third round Bob careless ly stepped in front of several heavy ones. One left hook caught him on the forehead, and he would have gone to the floor had he not hit the wall first. When Choynski's turn came he was tossed about recklessly for three rounds. He emerged from the scuf fle with a bruised ear and a black ened eye. Jack Jeffries made his boxing debut in the final two rounds. Jeffries did not think his brother was fn good condition and handled him gently. San Francisco, May 20.—Jack Johnson varied the monotony of his training today by appearing in one of the superior courts to answer to a suit brought by Sam Fitzpatrick, bis former manager, for a balance of IJ87.50 said to be due him for serv ices. Johnson received a knockout blow at the hands of the court, which awarded Fitzpatrick a judgment for $118 and costs. The fighter explained he had never agreed to pay Fitzpatrick the sum claimed for acting as manager of his training quarters, while he was get ting ready for his fight with Ketchel. Johnson appealed to the bible to witness the truth of his statements, and called forth a rebuke from the court. His work today consisted of twelve miles on the road. A GREWS0ME PRISON. The Famous and Terrible Fortress of Schluesaolburg. In the middle of the river Neva, where it lows out of Lake Ladoga, there lies a tiny island surrounded on three sides by the mighty, turbulent waters of the river and hemmed in upon the fourth by the cold and stormy lake. Upon this island stands a very ancient fortress Inclosed by high walls more than twenty feet in thickness. This is the Fortress of Schluesselburg. Day and night senti nels relieved every two hours pace around the top of these walls, keeping a vigilant lookout on every band. No one from within the fortress, not even the soldiers or gendarmes, is allowed to communicate with the people who dwell upon the banks of the river. If the unwary fisherman chances to drift in his boat too near to the walls of the fortress he is greeted by the shoot of a sentinel, aiming his rifle: "Away, or I shoot!" Not even the Dead sea In the deserts of Asia Is so utterly Isolated and cut off from the living world as Is this Fortress of Schluesselburg, which lies within forty miles of St Petersburg. They are very, ancient, the high walls of the fortress. In many places they are cracked from old age. and in the cracks little trees have taken root The lower part of the wall has grad ually become covered with thick dark moss, just as the face of a very old man becomes covered all over with hair. They look sullen and ominous ly silent as If they hid dark and grew some secrets. And. in truth, in the whole world there are no other walls that have witnessed so many and such terrible human tragedies as the For tress of Schluesselburg.—David Sos ktce in McClure's Magazine. When Fashions Lasted For Years. In times past a fashion lasted with •light modifications for years. Much the same fashion continued through the long reign of Louis XIV. and an other through that of Louis XT., while the ladies of the middle ages never thought of varying their costumes. As for the Greeks and the Romans, gen eration succeeded generation with lit tle change in female dress, and yet all these ladles of the past were more ar tistically dressed than those of today. Many no doubt spent more than they could afford, bnt when they had a costly dress they kept It and did not throw it away to replace it with to other.—London Truth. Going Seme* Inebriated One—Shay, mlshter, did you she me beat ont that friend of mine? Stranger—I saw yon running down the street, but I didn't observe any competitor. Inebriated One—Yon didn't? Why, I went by that lamppost back there's If it was standing stint— Puck. Trying Work. Thin Haired Man—What! A shilling for cutting my hair? That's outra geous! Barber—But. my dear sir. the hairs on your head are so far apart that I had to cut each one by itself.— London Tlt-BJts. I 1 •r ••iyZ^'fti-x?''