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We Have Just Received 10 Pieces of TWILLED Scarlet Flannel, ALL WOOL, WHICH WE WILL SELL FOR 25 Cts. PER YARD Compare it with Anything at 30c to 35c. 1N O. E. DICKINSON. Vhite, Vice Pre*. E. 3 JAMES RIVER NATIONAL BANK. JAHE8T0WN, DAKOTA. Effl6xs IFeilcl "O-P Capital $50,000 SURPLUS $6,000 A General Banking and Exchange Business Done THE NOVlTH DAKOTA LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY LWAYS bii money on hand to lend on Real Emate or Chattel Mortgage*. Alto huy» at hiehs«t ^market prie« County Warrant*, Bcndi and School Bond". (Jamw Hirer National Bank Building.) lomo*. Cafh J. O. WABNOOK, Editor THE latest political sensation from Washing ton is that John D. Benton, of Fargo, is to succeed Gov. Fierce as chief executive of this territory, the appoint ment probably to be made soon atter the New York election. While' these con jectures from Washington as to future appointments are about as unreliable as the weather prognostications of the THE national woman's suil'rage asso ciation recently held a meeting in St. Paul which was not only highly respect able in the character of its members but impressively important in number. Hav ing no vote they now have no direct po litical influence and power, but they have amoral influence that will sooner or later secure for them the political right of a voice in the government by which they are governed as surely as that civilization and governmental science is progressing. The fruition of this desired end will be accelerated or retaided as the movements to secure it may be judicious or indiscreet. This convention did an in discreet thing in demanding the removal of Gov. Pierce, of this territory, for ve toing the women suffrage bill passed by the legislature last winter. It shows a vindictive spirit, because his removal from office would not lessen the force and effect of the veto nor retrieve one iota of what was lost bv it. It manifests a spirit ot intolerance tbat will be a detriment to the cause it is intended to advance. It may he suspected of having some wily politician of the male persuasion behind it who is desirous of helping the move ment along backwards. THE charges filed against Gov. Pierce emanated from the brain and pen of M. H. Day, who is running a federal patron age brokerage office in Washington, and whose methods are repudiated by the better element of his own party, as a sample sentiment of which we make the following extract from an editorial in the Yankton Heiald on the cour.-e and meth ods the democratic party of the territory must pursue to command the respect and confidence of the masses of the people and build up the party in the territory: "As democrats and as a party we want to begin by renouncing, denouncing and ig noring the brokerage business tbat Mr. M. H. Day, of Bon Homme county, is do ing in Washington city. We have no ^r-m v. Big nai service the^are pointers as to the current of thou^it by assumed manipu lators of the politijal machine. If we are to have a change perhaps no better man for the place could be found than Mr. Benton. South Dakota would prob ably kick because he is a North Dakota man, and some parts of North Dakota would kick because he is a Fargo man, but outside of these sectional considera tions no well founded objection could be urged against Mr. Benton. If, however, Gov. Pierce "holds the fort" until the people of Dakota agree upon a successor he will be several years older than he is now before he will vacatc. be called upon to The territorial democratic central com mittee at its recent- meeting at Mitchell sat down with the momentum of a pile driyer on the Sioux Falls convention and the South Dakota statehood scheme. This practically sounds the death knell of that extraordinary flank movement into the union. In numerical strength the democracy of this territory is so di minutive that it is almost a microscopic quantity, barely visible to the naked eye, but with a democratic administration and congress it is decidedly a heavy weight. The too previous movement of forming a constitution for one half the territory without consulting the other half or con gress upon the subject, was of itself gall enough to condemn it, but when supple* mented oy the ridiculous farce of pro ceeding to elect state officers before the embryonic constitution is bi ought to the official notice of congress, is the superla tive degree of absurdity. The democrat ic party of the territory is now put on record against the scheme, and the ques tion will go before congress as a party measure, the republican party favoring and the demociatic party opposing it. With a democratic majority in congress anyone who is not stone blind can lore see the result. THE statement is made by the Press and Dakotaian, of Yankton, that Gov. Pierce has filed as "one of his excuses for vetoing the capital reinovalbijl.a letter from Judge C. S. Palmer urging him to veto the bill." It does not state with whom this "excuse" was filed, nor why, but considering the circumstance that charges have been filed against the gov ernor in the interior department at Wash ington the inference is that this "excuse," as the P. and D. pleases lo term it, was tiled there in answer to a charge on this point. But the Alert hardly concedes that the governor designated it an "ex cuse," which would virtually admit hav ing done such a palpable wrong that pal liation is the only defense left him. The P. and D. may and probably does regard any action of the executive that serves to retain the capital at Bismarck as the un pardonable sin of holy writ and therefore not susceptible of any defense other than palliating excuse, but fortunately for the governor the P. and D. is not the end nor the exponent of public judgment in the premises. If the act of vetoing the capital removal bill constitutes one of the charges against the governor it would seem the best defense he could make would be a copy of the veto message. *'"v( JAMESTOWN. DAK., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22. 1885. purpose to personally assail Mr. Day, but his methods are not those of a pure dem ocracy and we spurn them." Several months age the Alert directed attention to the democratic office brokers who had set themselves up in the business of par celing out the federal appointments for the consideration of "incidental expens es" and we are glad, for the good of the civil service, that the respectable element of the party, of which the Herald is a worthy representative, is disgusted with such methods. It is the shamfe and dis grace of the civil service of bur nation that merit has no weight against dollars in securing the influence of party leaders for federal appointments, and: the sooner these barnacles aud bloodsuckers are kicked off the door steps of tn presiden tial mansion the better it will Ae for the country and the more respectPfthe party that does it will command and receive of the people. THE Fargo Democrat rears up on its hinds legs and paws at the Alert for ex pressing its views on the subject of fed eral appointments in Dakota, as it reads the signs of the times, and charges it with arrogating to itsell' the prerogative of speaking for Worth Dakota people of both parties. With democratic indigna tion it asks: Does.the Alert pretend to speak for the democrats of North Dakota, after con tempuously charging that certain "Mo guls" ot the democratic party have arro gated (he perrogative of running the ma chine? This looks a little too thin. To a man of sense, the Alert might jnst as well have said, straight out, that Having run the republican machine, the same old gang of which the Alert is a factor and of which Governor Pierce is the tool, propose to run the thing under a demo cratic administration in spite of the lead ers of democracy, in the territory, who are struggling to get their party onto a footing. The "moguls," of which the Democrat is one, hare been pretending to speak for the democrats of the whole terntory for a long time but their voices syem not to have reached the presidentiai ear, judg ing from the appointments that have been made. The Alert pretends to speak not for the democrats of North Dakota nor of any other part of the territory, but speaks ef them whercyer they are found in visible quantities. If the Fargo Democrat has a copyright on the party and its movements the Alert will respect its rights, otherwise we will note the course of democratic events just the same as if we had authority from the self-ap pointed "moguls" of the patty. The Democrat further bays: The Democrat has an existence in North Dakota, and as a North Dakotaian it wants the Alert to understand that it prefers a South Dakota Democrat, to a Chicago republican, for Governor of Da kota every time. Well, that is a mere matter of taste and "there is no accounting for tastes." The Alert said, as the Democrat correctly quotes, that «*the people north of the 46th parallel would kick against Ziebach or any other South Dakota man for gov ernor," in case the territory should be divided, and we still think so, but we will now modify the assertion by excepting the Fargo Democrat. We will magnan imously concede that much for the sake »f peace with our contemporary on the Red. —««l Sentiment en the Division and State* hood Question. As predicted weeks ago the division of Dakota and the formation of a constitu tion and state government has degenerat ed into a squabble to secure the tempor ary capital by towns and a vigorous cam paign by political hulks to secure office. They area fit counterpart of the legisla ture that made the scramble possible.— Vermillion Republican. While there is a wide diversity of opin ion relative to the separate clauses to be voted upon in connection with the con stitution, we believe all elements of the republican party and a considerable por tion of the democratic party will unit$ upon the -institution itself. The fight will come upon the separate clauses.— Yankton Press and Dakotaian. The Herald after mature reflection has come to the conclusion that the proper course to pursue for all those who are op posed to this whole Sioux Falls business is to refrain from voting upon the con stitution—so called. This was the course pursued at the recent election for dele gates, and if our memory serves us right it proved pretty effectual, especially in this county.—Yankton Herald: Those Republican statesmen of the Hugh J. Campbell school, who talk so glibly of organizing an independent state government without the intervention of an enabling act, will discover next winter that congress spells Nation with a great big N, and territory with a very small t. There has been quite a forward move ment in that, respect since the date of the much taiked of Michigan affair.—Yank ton Herald. R. F. Pettigrew has anaounced himself as a candidate for representative in con gress from the visionary state of South Dakota. This Jproves the position we have repeatedly taken, viz: That a ma jority of southern members of the last legislature favored the constitutional and division movement from personal motives and for the few offices some of them might catch, were division and statehood of the southern half accomplished. It was not in the interest of the "dear peo ple" so much as for "poor me" that they labored.—Brookings Tress. With this issue the Journal sends to each of its Dakota readsrs a supplement '-%f -VvV" J*# An associated press dispatch from Mitchell, of date the 15th inet., says the democratic central committee held an all night secret session last night in this city, and formulated an address to the demo crats, advising that they take no action regarding the constitution recently framed for South Dakota, and to refuse to participate in the election called to adopt the same and elect state officers. They denounce the constitutional move ment as unjust to North Dakota, who were given no voice in the matter. It also appointed an executive committee of members from each judicial district, of which Hon. I). M. Inman was elected chairman. The Press has frequently seen it stated in the few newspapers in South Dakota which are opposed to the division of the territory that the people in the towns, where the politicians live, are favorable to division, and that the farmers who pay the great burden ot taxes were largely opposed to it. We have several times stated that this was a false position. Ac quaintance with the farmers, talks with people who are well-informed, reading ot newspapers, and observations general ly all along have convinced us to a cer tainty that the great mass of the people farmers as well as all others, want to see this great territory cut in twain.—Sioux Falls Press. We cannot agree with some of tour brother editors in South Dakota, who are clamoring for admission as a whole, and who would have us believe that it is the wish of a majority of the farming element that Dakota should be admitted as a whole, in preference to division. That it is more of a scheme on the part of leading politicians and office seekers to divide the territory, rather than the real wish and sentiments of the people. We say we cannot agree with them in this, we do not and cannot believe it. We believe that nine-tenths of the people living south of 46th parallel, irrespective of party politics, area unit in favor of diyi sion, and we venture to say would rather remain several years longer as a territory than be forced into statehood along with the north half of the territory.—Howard Farmer. What are the facts about this constitu tional convention scheme? A legislature was chosen by the people of Dakota. What for? To provide means for the con tinuation of the territorial government to alter, repeal or enact new laws within constitutional or prescribed limits. Who for? For all the people of Dakota not for apart of them not for North, South or Central Dakota. There was no au thority anywhere for that legislature to legislate for the few. What did it do? It went outside of all law and precedent and voted that a convention composed of delegates from certain counties, to wit: All those counties south of the 40th par allel, should elect delegates to a conven tion for the purpose of framing a consti tution for that portion of the territory, with the view of division and the organi zation of a state. Who asked that legis lature to pass such an act? Did the peo ple of Dakota ask it? No nobody asked it not a single petition was ever sent them from any section of the territory, so far as we can learn, to pass the act, nor any petition whatever looking for a divi sion of this territory. The act was wholly extra legislative, and of no binding force. It was not law. Not a dollar spent under the act is lawfully and legally spent. It is a fraud upon the people to spend it. If the people of Dakota desired a division of the territory and a constitutional con vention, it belonged to the people to ini tiate the proceedings or it might have originated with the legislature, but only as a preliminary proceeding.—Bangor Rustler. The Sophistry of Hogh .1. Campbell shown np. The Bangor Rustler, of Walworth county, makes the following scathing review of Hon. Hugh J. Campbell's ad dress to the people of South Dakota in support of the statehood scheme: Out of thirteen reasons given for divi sion, for adoption of the corstitution and admission as a state, not one has really any binding force. It denounces past legislation, but it only refers to the capi tal commission as an illustration of past jobbery and corruption. It appeals to Siuth Dakota to free herself from the chains r.f '•?w'W¥t'fli r! OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITT AND COUNTY. TERMS: $8.00 PER TEAR DT ADVANCE.^ containing the full text of the constitu tion framed at Sioux Falls, that all may have an opportunity of reading it. It is a strong document, and we only regret that It was not framed in a convention of the whole of Dakota, that it might have a better prospect of becoming the fundamental law of anew state. Beyond doubt the constitution will be endorsed by a majority of all votes that will be polled, but we do not believe that either division or admission will thereby be hastened.—Black Hills Journal. "It is an act of shrewdness on the part of Mr. Pettigrew to withdraw and there fore have nothing to do with the consti tutional convention further than the work of last winter which secured it for our city and replemished the exchequer of our landlords." It is not in keeping with Mr. Pettigrew's charactcr to chase a phantpm which the offices bestowed by the coming convention will probably prove. It will be remembered that Mr. Pettigrew while a member of the consti tutional convention of two years ago ridiculed the proposition to elect state officers without authority from congress. —Sioux Falls Argus. the Northern Pacific railroad "-JR5 **••.« 1 company, to escape from the burden of taxation for the completing of the capital at Bismarok, and it threatens to hnrl from power the next congress unless im mediate admission is granted. Taken as a whole, the appeal is a medley of as sumptions, of contradictions, of truth and falsehood adroitly interwoven, and of gross and unwarrantable conclusions that reminds one more of a patent med icine advertisement than a grave public document. Not the least objectional feature of the appeal is the assumption of the Ignorance of the masses to whom it is addressed. Not content with general statements that contain a mixture of truth and falsehood, there are some statements that are ab solutely and unqualifiedly false for in stance, the following: :We speak ad visedly when we say to you that in all directions the sentiment in favor of the admission of this part of Dakota as a state into the union has grown stronger each year." The truth is, and Mr. Camp bell and that committee know it, the sentiment in l'avor of division is decreas ing, and it is much weaker today than it was even at the opening of the Sioux Falls convention. This fact could not have escaped the observation of the con vention, nor can it have escaped the no tice of one as keen as Mr. Campbell, who in fixing up the programme for an elec tion, has studiously avoided giying the people an opportunity to vote upon the question of division. Mr. Campbell ap pears to have had it pretty much his own way in the arrangement of the election programme, and upon the vital question in which the people are interested, they are denied the opportunity of expressing their opinion. They never have spoken upon the matter, and are at last gagged by the committee of the convention of which Mr. Campbell is the head and front. It is plainly evident that neither the convention or Mr. Campbell dared submit the question to the people. The convention through this committee com plained of extravagance and corruption of the territorial legislature, while the convention itself was the most glaring il lustration of its extravagance and folly. It holds out to the people as an induce ment to adopt the constitution, the ad vantage of escaping from the payment of taxes for the erection of the capitol at Bismarck, but it docs not hint at the probability of paying twice as much for the erection of a capitol at Pierre or else where, and that, too, with only about half the property for taxation: What ever may be the sentiments of the people of Southern Dakota upon the question of division, the people of Central Dakota area unit against it and it behooves them to combine and solidly oppose it. The Yankton Herald Snuft's out Mr. Day. The oldest, ablest and most influential democratic paper in the territory is the Dakota Herald at Yankton. One of its editors was recently appointed surveyor general for the territory by president Cleveland and the sanctum of the Herald is supposed to be in the circuit of con fidential communication with the exec utive mansion at Washington. The Herald has become wearied with the as sumptions of M. H. Day in the disposal of federal patronage and thus snuffs him out: Mr. M. II. Day does not possess the confidence of the democratic masses in Dakota to such an extent as to authorize him to speak for them at Washington, and the sooner he closes his office there the better, for his further interference will not be tamely submitted to. lie is attempting to control personally matters tbat every other member of the party is equally interested in, and he is making a business" of that which every member of the party should regard a patriotic duty. Mr. Day's methods are embarras sing to the administration and injurious to its reputation, and a drawback to the progress of the party in Dakota, and should be discontinued. It is very sure the offices can be filled with better ma terial without Mr. Day's interference. He has no right, as member of the na tional committee or otherwise to set him self up at the capitol to control federal appointments for Dakota, and the sooner be folds his tent and steals away the bet ter for the good name of the party in Da kota and the better for Mr. Day. His ar rogant assumption has been tolerated long enough, and his unwarranted inter ference with the interests of the party will not be longer submitted to without a protest. His efforts behalf of Capt. McCormick, of Grand Forks, who has no especial fitness for or claims on the office, came very near causing a man from Vir ginia to be appointed marshal of Dakota And we are glad Mr. Cleveland has ceased to listen to Mr. Day, and we invoke him to keep on not listening to him. Mr Day has no authority to speak for the democratic party of Dakota. His methods are bad. Sitting Bull's Return. (From the Bismarck Tribune.1 Sitting Bull and his band of dingy dudes who have been swelling it among the giddy gawks of the orient during the summer months in connection with Buf falo Bill's Wild West monstrosity, re turned to the city yesterday, and will leave this morning tor their home at the Standing Rock agency. (Sitting Bull the chief of the bloodstained savages, and the greatest attraction because he has the most horrible record in the butchery .' ii W«R? '. XUMBE 19. of the innocent whites, never appeared more imposing and never sent the cigar ette smoke curling from the nostrils of his expansive nose with greater satisfac tion. His abdomen, which, whet be de parted for the east, gave no evidence of princely living, is now as found and plump as a barrel. He haS been living high, and after hobnobbing with the aesthetic .ninnies of the east, he looks with contempt upon his former acquaintances and surroundings. He now weighs 195 pounds, and if he had continued on his eastern banquet a few weeks lon^fer he would have reached the 200 poundsnsc essary for a membership in the fat men's base ball nine. While the old chief was bull-headed and stubborn in all his deal ings with the Wild West management, he returns well pleased with hie trip, and seems to benefit by the knowledge gained of the numbers and powers of the whites. He has drawn a good salary, $100 per week, and when he departed Mr. Cody (Buffalo Bill) presented him with the finest riding pony in the show. The pony was purchased at New Orleans last win ter, was formerly the property of a dis tinguished French family, and will be highly prized by Mr. Bull and his kin. And they all smoke cigarettes. Every dirty faced member of the returning band smoke cigarettes, and from their general demeanor, the Bostoman curl of their upper lips, and the Roman twirl ot their aboriginal togas, the only surprise is that they did not return with the single-bar reled eye-glass and vacant stave of the puerile anglo-maniacs among whom they have so successfuly starred it during an engagement of fourteen bright and sunny weeks. "Bishop" Oberly en Making Cowboys. If there is a man on earth whom every body loves, that man is John H. Oberly, superintendent of Indian schools under the present administration. By nature he is a benefactor of the human race, but by education he is the best democratic politician in the state of Illinois. The editor of the Alert has known John H. Oberly for a quarter of a century, first as editor of the Caire Bulletin, next as dem ocratic and unsuccessful candidate for secretary of state in the memorable cam paign of 1880, and later as editor of the Bloomington Bulletin. He is dabbed and known all over that state as "Bishop" Oberly, more peihapa on account of his glistening bald head than his religious predilections, though the latter predom inate largely when no political campaign is on. Oberly enjoys a joke even thong* he is himself the victim. The latest ••comer" of this kind on the "blahop" is the following from the Bad Lands Cow Boy, of Medora, in the western cattle ranges of this territory: "Mr. John H. Oberly, the superintend ent of Indian schools, under Secretary Lamar, gave his idea of the Indian ques tion at the Lake Mahonk, N. Y., Indian Civilization Conference last Friday. We might also add that he gave imw—if dead away on the same occasion. In speaking of the education of Indians, he aays: "After educating the boys I would sug gest teaching them cattle raising, allow ing them to contract with white men to take herds on their reservations and re turn them w^en called for, all the work on the reservations to be done by Indians. 1 would also favor assisting them to raise cattle for themselves." Mr. Oberly said in conclusion: "I hope to make some radical changes, for I believe that only through the school house can the Indian be let into the light of civijization." We were going to make some comments on the above extract, but hope we have no such tenderfoot among our readem that it is needed. We wonder though, that it did not occur to Mr. Oberly, tbat it would be a good plan to first educate the cattle men into allowing the Indians to take care of their cattle. This is an ayenue of wealth that the cowman has hitherto not seemed to grasp." The tirewth ef Dakota. The growth of Dakota is not more as tonishing than the growth of the twin cities, St. Paul and Minneapolis. One prominent factor in this growth is the railroads, and among the numerous rail roads none haye done more or are more popular, or more deserting of popularity, than the Omaha and Northwestern," which operated as one, from what ia best known to the traveling public as the Royal Route. With three distinct lines spreading out from St. Paul and Minne apolis, the Royal Route connects the aties ef St. Paul, Minneapolis and Chicago St. Paul, Minneapolis and Dea Moines and St. Paul, Minneapolis, Omaha and Kan sas City. The Chicago line of the Royal Route deserves special mention becauae of the fast through trains with their elegant equipment, in which speed, safMy and every comfort are combined, it a pleasure to travel on such a wall managed and splendidly equipped rout*. Another thing to make a note of ia that the Royal Route is the only route con necting in same depots at St FanI and Minneapolis with all trains from the north. If you are about to travel, oar advice is to secure tickets over the Hoyal Route, and if you buy through from year starting point you will save Write T. W. Teasdale, General 1 Agent, St. Paul, before starta will mail you, free of charge, pamphlets showing rootee aai tions, to the point you wish tsvttL The Royal Route always treats its aright royal aaaaner. a'"* v-'! •4r I* W§§m a 7 I ft* I lPa^t ,* ?sy.' S •M* tm