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THE NEW CITY FATHERS,
Who They Are, Where They Were
Eaised, and What They
Have Done.
The New Chattle Mortgage Law—
Jamestown Asylum Board
Sunday Sermons.
Jamestown
The
Wants to be the See
City for North Dakota—
Minor Notes.
Alter the Election.
election Saturday was, in many
respects, a model one. There was not
enough heat in the contest to bring out
a full vote by 200. The mud-throwing
and ill feeling which have frequently at­
tended other elections, were conspicuous
only in their absence. The contests in
every instance were friendly. There was
no
opposition to Mr. Fuller for mayor,
and
he came under the wire a winner
without either worry or hard work. He
put
in the day working up a couple of
horse trades.
The only really interesting fight of the
election was over the city treasuryship.
Both candidates are popular citizens
and each recognized that in the other
he had a "foeman worthy of his steel."
The candidacy of Mr.. Sheridan was not
declared until a late day, but neverthe­
less he made a spirited canvass and kept
his opponent on the jump until the last
vote was cast and the polls were closed.
Some time in the future his plucky can­
vass of Saturday will be remembered to
his advantage. The successful candidate
Mr. Webster, is one of the most popular
and deserving young men in the county,
and any one who, in an election, runs
•within hailing distance of him has made
a creditable showing.
Geo. C. Eager, who was a candidate for
police magistrate, did about all the cam­
paigning that was done for that place
and it was not much. Judge Hamilton
has had the office during the past two
years and the people wero well satisfied
with him and his conduct of the office,
i^fhe judge was not one of the, anxio-ua
candidates. He was put on the winning
ticket without any solicitation on his
part and it was noticeable that he stud­
iously avoided lingering near the polls
on election day. The people voiced their
appreciation of his conduct of the office
by reelecting him by a largely increased
majority.
The aldermanic contests were more in
the nature of friendly voting contests at
church fairs where the friends of the
candidates do all the rustling. In the
First and Second wards there was no one
who
was not satisfied with Alfred Steel
and P. M. Garrigan, the candidates res­
pectively for those wards. The usually
rapid race of election day bore for them
none of the heated similarity which
warmed up many of their predecessors.
In the third -ward the only Tom Dris
coll was again voted into the council.
Tom was away in Montana but his part­
ner Ton Barrett and his other friends in
the ward looked well to his interests and
hia votes. Bis opponent was John Mc
Ginnis, who represented the third ward
in the first council under the city govern­
ment.
Over in the Fourth wars the election
presented a peculiar aspect. The rival
candidates, S. R. Graves and J. T. Eager,
are warm personal friends. Neither of
them worked very hard, lost much sleep,
or spent much money, and it is safe to
assert that no matter how the election
had resulted the defeated candidate
would have solaced himself with the
thought that if he was defeated, his
friend was victorious. The best of feeling
prevailed between them during the en­
tire day, and each went to the polls and
dropped in a ballot bearing the other's
name. The result in this ward was a big
surprise to a great many who thought
the well known popularity of Mr.
Graves would overbalance any work
which the other side might do. The vo­
ters of the Fourth ward have this satis­
faction They were sure to have a good
alderman whichever way the election re­
sulted.
The Winners.
There will be a special meeting of the
city council Monday evening. At that time
the old council will wind up its business
and the new administration be inaugur­
ated.
Mayor
Allen and Aidermea Wat­
son, Hughes, Ingraham and Selvidge will
retire and Mayor-elect Fuller and Alder­
men-elect Steele, Garrigan, Driscoll and
Bager take their places. Below will be
found short biographical sketches of the
new city officials:
B. W. FULLER.
Bailey W. Fuller, who was elected
without opposition, was born at Cam
bridgeville, Vt., about 42 years ago j#he
new mayor is a modest man and does not
like to talk about his past. honors, but
from some of his former Green Mountain
neighbors The Alert learns that he has
been repeatedly honored by election to
offices of honor and importance. For
three years he was first-selectman of the
city of Eden and for two successive terms
represented that city in the Vermon
JAMESTOWN
legislature, The first time he ran, out of
between 400 and 500 votes in his town he
secured all but 39 when a candidate for
re-election there were only 8 votes against
him. He came to Dakota nine years ago,
settled in-Jamestown and has since re­
sided here. His career in Dakota is well
known. He has never been identified
with politics, but has given his attention
to his large business interests, being ex­
tensively engaged in the land, loan and
stock business. He platted and is still
a large owner of Kelley & Fuller's addi­
tion to the city of Jamestown.
GEO. L. WEBSTEE,
who received an emphatic majority for
city treasurer, first saw the light at La­
doga, Ind., Apnl 9th, 18G1. He spent
four years at Wabash college, Crawfords
ville and came to Jamestown in the
spring of 1882, taking a position with
Geo. Vennum, who was at that time
register of deeds. Although a young
man he has a record of which any one
could be proud. He was county treasur­
er by appointment during the years 1885
and 1886. Was appointed assistant
cashier of the James River National
bank in July 1885 and was elected cash­
ier at a meeting of the directors in Janu­
ary 1887, which latter position he still
retains. He was appointed city treasurer
in April 1888 and elected for another
term Saturday.
L. T. HAMILTON,
who had the best of all his competitors
for police magistrate by 121 votes, was
born at Altoona, Pa., in July 1856. He
received a good common school education
and graduated from the law department
of the University of Michigan in March
1880. Commenced the study of law in
1877 and was admitted to practice in 1880.
He came to Dakota early in the year
1882.
Was oHe of the justices of the peace dur­
ing the years 1883 and 1884. He
waB
elected police magistrate for the city of
Jamestown in 1887 ancfo re-elected Satur­
day for another term of two years.
During his residence in Jamestown he
has built up a flourishing law and loan
business.
ALFRED STEEL.
The new alderman from the First ward
was bom August 1 1861 in Waukesha
county, Wisconsin. Ho pursued a col­
legiate course at Beloit college and grad­
uated with the class of 1880, in which
was also E. W. Camp of this city. He
came to Dakota in the spring of 1883.
Studied law in Milwaukee and was ad­
mitted to the bar in that city in 1883,
hut boo nevot praotwetl. During Uio
residence in Jamestown he has been en­
gaged in th»n loan and insurance business.
P. M. GAKRIGAX,
Alderman-elect from the Second ward,
gives March 31st. 1860, as his natal day,
and Waverly, Min., as the place of his
birth. He came to Dakota and engaged
in the grocery business in Jamestown in
the fall of 1881. Was a member of the
film of Dee & Garrigan for two years,
when the business was sold to Chapman
& French. In the spring of 1884 he ac­
cepted a position as chief of the grocery
department with Shoenberg Bros., and
continued in that position while that
firm was in business, and still retains it
with The Fair. He has never held office
and had to be coaxed to run this time.
TIIOS. DRISCOLL.
Tiios. Driscoll, the hearty and genial
dispenser of liquid refreshments in the
Third ward, was born in Ireland at Kin
sale in the county Cork. He came to
America in 1862, locating first in Boston.
He came west in 1882, staying for a while
at Fargo, Grand Forks and Winnipeg,
and finally settling down at Jamestown.
He was elected alderman in 1885. serving
two years, during which time the electric
light system, artesian well and water­
works, and other improvements were
constructed by the city.
J. T. EAGEB.
J. T.Eager was born in LaSalle county
Illinois, in 1850 and like many of our
best
citizens, was brought up on the
farm. He caught the Dakota fever in
1881, and came west, locating in James­
town as a farm machinery agent, which
business he has continued ever since,and
has built up a fine trade. He was ap­
pointed county coroner in 1882, and
afterwards elected for two terms, serving
four years.
The Oflictal Returns.
The vote of Saturday was canvassed
this morning. The following is found to
be the official result:
kor mavon.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th To­
ward Ward. Ward. Ward. t*l.
B. W. Fuller 77 114 14fi 93— 480
S. A. Shain 1 3—
O. T. Denny 1 1 4
K. M. Winslow.. 1
W. E. Ureenejf.. .... 1
E. BIschop 1— 1
Stallman
Barney Ciray 4 4 8
I,. Blum 1 1
H. A. Niemeyer I
Webb Reed 3
l-'OIl CITY TKKASL'RKR.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th To­
ward. Ward.Ward.Ward, tal
(Jeo. Ii. Webster. 64 7t 108 74— 317
.J.
W. Sheridan.. 27
si
L. T. Hamilton ..
(Seo. C. Easter....
.1. T. Eager
Theo.
40
:W—
liis
Majority
KOU POLICE MAGISTRATE.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th To­
ward Ward.
Ward.Ward. tal.
50
41
S4 115
•17
Majority
65—
43—
121
ALDERMKN—FIRST WARD.
Alfred Steel
Garrigan
Graves
HKCONI) WARD.
P. M. Barrigan
John Bensch.
Mike Fox
Thos. Driscoll g2
John McUinnis 71
Second ward 159
Third ward 154
Fourth ward 111
An important meeting' will take 'place
in St. Paul on the Tuesday in Easter
week. That date having been fixed by
Archbishop Ireland and Bishop Mart#
or JJskotc, for their meeting to ietertumi
many matters of great interest to the
Catholics of North Dakota.
The most important part of this work
will be the division of the present vicar­
iate of Dakota into two Episcopal sees,
the nomination of the bishop for the new
see of North Dakota and the arrange­
ment of all the details necessary for the
organization of two great dioceses. Be­
sides this it is expected that nominations
will be made for the new bishoprics of
Winona, St. Cloud and perhaps Duluth.
This meeting will be especially inter­
esting to Jamestown Catholics in view of
the fact that this city would seem to be
the natural location for the cathedral ef
the new bishopric. Jamestown's position
as the geographical and railroad center
of North Dakota would naturally render
it the point to be selected by the bishop
as his residence, unless these natural ad­
vantages were counterbalanced by those
offered by other towns in the way of a
site or bonus to secure the cathedral.
Fargo and Bismarck citizens, without
distinction of creed, are making great
efforts to secure this location for their
respective citien, but Jamestown has the
natural advantages for the place.
A Serious Matter to I'rc-Eniptors.
A question has recently been raised
which appears likely to seriously affect
the validity of the titles of an enormous
amount of land in Dakota and other
states. It has always been the practice
for parties wishing to prove up on a
pre-en?ption or commuted homestead
to have the testimony taken before
the judge or in his absence before the
clerk of the district court.
It now appears that under the pre­
emption law there is no authority for
evidence in final proof in pre-emption
cases being given before any other offi­
cer than the register of the local land
office. An act approved on March 3,1877
amending section 2249 of the revised
statutes provides that proof in homestead
cases may be made before the judge or
clerk of the distriot court, but contains
no such provision in relation to pre­
emption proofs.
The. question is now before the secre­
tary of the interior for decision, and as
the letter of the law is plain, it would
seem that he would be compelled to de­
cide that preemption proofs made in this
way are invalid, and would have to be
repeated.
In this case the only way to save a vast
amount of trouble and expense to inno­
cent settlers would seem to be for tie
next congress immediately on assembl­
ing, to pass a retroactive law to legalize
this practice. It seems extraordinary
that hundreds and thousands of these
proofs should have been made in tbis
way and accepted by the land office
officials for ten years, when the invalidity
of this method, was as plain at the oit
&et as it is now.
Some of the Turtle Mountain papers
say that Jamestown can secure 2.000
more votes for the location of the capi­
tal, by building the Jamestown it North­
ern railroad from Minnewaukan uj to
that region
VOL XII JAMESTOWNI DAKOTA THURSDAY APRIL 1869 NO 34
145
1
1
THIRD WARD.
11
FOURTH WARD.
S. R. Graves
J. T. Eager
Majority 4
T&TAL VOTE.
The following is the total vote cast in
each ward:
First ward
95
Total 519
The Asylum Board.
The terms of office of the new board of
asylum trustees recently appointed by
Gov. Mellette are as follows: F. B.
Fancher, four years David Russell, of
Kidder county, for two years John A.
Rea, of Burleigh county, four years E.
R. Kennedy, of Diokey county, two years^
N. K. Hubbard, of Cass county, four
years.
Speaking of the new board the Bis­
marck Tribune says:
In the selection of the trustees for the
Jamestown asylum Governor Mellette
has recognized two powerful factors—
the press and the Farmers' alliance. Mr.
Rea is one of the pioneer newspaper cor­
respondents of the northwest and Mr.
Fancher is vice-president of the Farmers'
alliance. He is a bright, active young
man and his appointment will give es­
pecial satisfaction to the citizens of
Jamestown, near which city ho lives.
And the Steele Ozone has this to say
of the member from Kidder county:
David Russell has been appointed a
member of the board of trustees for the
Jamestown asylum, by Gov. Mellette.
The Ozone heartily indorses the appoint­
ment. Mr. Russell is an honorable, com­
petent and thorough business man and
his selection could not easily have been
bettered in the county.
Jamestown Wants the Cathedral.
FELL GETS DAMAGES.
The Jury in his Case Against the
N. P. Awards him $600
Damages.
The Incoming of the Kew and the
Outgoing of the Old City
Administration.
Good Words for the Asylum—Cali­
fornia Boomers and Their
Wily Ways.
District Court Notes.
The attorneys arguments in the action
brought by Elwood H. Fell against the
Northern Pacific Railroad company for
^{5,000 damages, occupied the whole of
the session on Monday afternoon. At
the evening session the judge instructed
the jury on the points of law in the case
and the case was given to the jury about
eight o'clock, with instructiohs to render
a sealed verdict. They finally agreed at
three o'clock this morning, returning a
verdict for the plaintiff for $600. The
case will be appealed by the railroad
company.
The plaintiff in this oase is a carpenter
who purchased a ticket at Eldridge for
Jamestown, of the agent there on the
2Gth of last July. He was informed by
the agent that he could ride on freight
train No. 16, and boarded the train, but
was put off by the conductor about 100
yards from the depot while the train was
moving. The plaintiff was already suf­
fering from hernia, and in consequence
of his ejection from the train he was
obliged to stay away from work for
about three weeks, although ho did not
call a doctor. For this loss of time and
the mental anguish caused by being put
-Oif the train he sues the railroad com­
pany for 83,000.
It appears from the evidence that this
train No. 16 is not usually allowed to
carry passengers, but on that day, orders
were issued from Jamestown to allow it
to do so. This order was known to the
agont at Eldridge, but not to the con­
ductor ou the train, who thought he was
doing his duty in refusing to let the
plaintiff ride thereon. The judge in­
structed the jury that it was the duty of
.the railroad company to have so informed
"m5i Ta-.-V they were livfble xor ^nix
injury which the plaintiff had sustained
from their failure to do so. He also in­
structed them that they could render a
verdict for exemplary damages, as well
as the actual loss sustained, though they
must keep within a reasonable amount.
On Tuesday morning in the action of
John B. Holladay vs. Horace G. Ander­
son this case will be continued over the
term upon the payment of $10 by the
plaintiff to the defendant within ten
days. Should the same not be paid with­
in that time the case will be thereupon
dismissed.
The case of David Curtin, et. al., vs. F.
H. Chapman, et. al., was called and jury
impaneled just before noon recess. Plain­
tiffs sues defendants for $154 for goods,
wares and merchandise furnished defend­
ants. Defendants admit this indebted­
ness, but put in a counter claim for such
an amount as still leaves the sum of 998
due defendants. The trial of this case
will consume the entire afternoon.
The session on Tuesday afternoon was
occupied in hearing the evidence and
arguments in the case of David Curtin
et. al., vs. F. H. Chapman et. al., in which
a jury was empaneled just before the
noon recess. The case was given to the
jury at four o'clock with instructions to
return a sealed verdict. The jury re­
turned a verdict for the plaintiffs for SI.
The court granted a stay of execution for
sixty days to allow the plaintiffs to ap­
peal. S. L. Glaspel and McMillan &
Frye are the attorneys in the case.
The whole of the morning session on
Wednesday was taken up in the trial of
the indictment for felony returned by
the grand jury against Chas. O. Francis
of Spirit wood, for obtaining goods under
false pretences. Johnson Nickeus is at­
torney for the territory and S. L. Glas­
pel for the defendant. A jury was im­
paneled without much difficulty.
The prosecution in this case attempts
to show that about May 22nd of last year
the defendant, who was then farming
some land at Spiritwood in this county,
was running a store account with Eagan
& Gleason, merchants of that place. The
prosecuting witness testified that about
that date they decided not to supply the
defendant with any more goods, unless
for cash or proper security. They in­
formed the defendant of this decision
and he told them that he was then
putting in CO acres of wheat and 500 acres
of fiax, which
crop
belonged to him and
was free from incumbrance, anct he
promised as soon as the crop was all in
the ground to either put a ohattle mort­
gage on the crop and pay them the
money in settlement of their account, or
to give them a first mortgage on the crop
in their favor. On June 1st Eagan .V
1 Gleason rendered him an account up to
date in accordance with their usual prae
I tice and they claim that ho then repeat­
ed in substance what he had promised
before. As a matter of fact he did exe­
cute what purported to be a first mort­
gage on the crop, but not until he had
already put an encumbrance on the crop
by giving a mortgage to another party.
The case«will probably turn on the
ALEBT.
question of law, as to what constitutes a
false pretense under the meaning of the
criminal statute. It is a well established
point that a false pretense must relate to
some facts which have already taken place
or which are taking place at the time,
and that a promise to perform something
at some future time, is not a false pre­
tense, even though there may be
no intention of keeping it. The defence
in this action therefore claim that noth­
ing more was done by the defendant,
than to promise to do a certain thing
which he did not do, and that he is not,
therefore, criminally liable.
The prosecution, however, claim that
the false pretense consisted in the state­
ment by the defendant that he possessed
this amount of crop without incum­
brance, whereas the property was mort­
gaged at the time the statement was
made. The case is expected to occupy
all the afternoon.
City Council.
Adjourned meeting of the city council
Monday, Mayor Allen presiding. Pres­
ent—Aldermen Alley, Clark, Hewit, In­
graham, Schwellenbach, Selvidge and
Watson. Absent—Alderman Hughes.
The following bills were allowed:
W Shepherd, labor S 1 75
The Alert, printing 37 18
Kirk, Allen & Hathorn, nails 5 50
Thompson, salary as health of­
ficer 6 00
Judges of election 48 00
Gieseler, Blewett & Co., hardware. 1 50
Electric Light Co., March light... 83 66
S Graves, rent of telephone in­
strument 12 00
W Shepherd, labor 2 50
Eager, labor on water mains.. 20 80
Alderman Watson introduced a reso­
lution 4j|^r0PriatinS 8108.09 to meet
March liabilities. The resolution was
adopted under suspension of the rules.
Report of police magistrate was receiv­
ed, and on motion of Alderman Clark
referred to the judiciary committee.
Alderman Watson introduced a resolu­
tion appropriating $20.80 to pay bill of J.
T. Eager, which resolution was adopted
under suspension of the rules.
At this point the old council having
transacted all the business before it,
Mayor-elect Fuller and Aldermen-elect
Eager, Garrigan and Steel appeared and
took the oath of office. Mayor Allen
made a brief address, returning his
thanks to the councilmen for the courte­
sies extended to him during his term as
their presiding officer,and declaring that
he retired without entertaining any ill
Teeling-nsairat airy tae coun­
cil, an£ trusted that the members enter­
tained the same kindly feeling towards
him. Mayor Fuller and the incoming
aldermen thereupon took their seats,but
waited a short time for Alderman Dris­
coll before transacting any business.
Alderman Clark moved to proceed to
ballot for city clerk, which motion pre­
vailed.
A ballot being taken, the result was:
Andrew Blewett 6, L. B. Miner 1, J. A.
Frye 1.
Alderman Clark moved that Andrew
Blewett having received a majority of the
votes cast, he be declared the city clerk
for the ensuing year, whioh motion pre­
vailed.
Alderman Schwellenbach moved to
proceed to ballot for city attorney. Car­
ried.
The ballot resulted: J. A. Frye 7, A.
A. Allen 1.
Mr. Frye having recived a majority of
the votes cast, was declared elected city
attorney for the ensuing year ou motion
of Alderman Clark.
Mayor Fuller announced the following
standing committees:
Finance—Hewit, Alley, Steel.
Judiciary—Alley, Clark, Driscoll,
Fire—Clark, Garrigan, Eager.
Water—Alley, Eager, Steel.
Printing—Schwellenbach, Clark, Gar
ritran.
License Steel. Hewit, Schwellen­
bach.
Streets and Bridges Schwellenbach,
Garrigan, Clark.
Assessment and Taxation Driscoll,
Steel, Hewit.
Public Grounds—Garrigan, Alley,
Hewit.
Electric Light Eager, Steel, Driscoll.
Alderman Schwellenbach introduced a
resolution declaring The Alert to be the
official paper of the city. Alderman
Alley moved to lay the resolution on the
table, which motion prevailed, by a vote
of 6 to 2.
Alderman Schwellenbach moved to ad­
journ until next Monday evening at 8
o'clock. Carried.
Buy Some Xew i^lags.
The signal flags are worn out. The
report, however, continues to come. The
signal service department send this at
the expense of the government but on
condition that the citizens shall see that
the flags are raised. It has proved quite
a convenience and it is hoped that the
little matter of the cost of the flags will
not be allowed to stand in the way of the
continuance of the report. The
Hags can be purchased tor from §8
to $12 per set. Several sets have been
purchased by subscription. The city
council should consider this matter.
There is probably not a tax payer in
town who would object to the expendi­
ture of ten dollars for such a purpose.
The Bauer Brewery.
One of the industries of Jamestown
which can be relied upon to continue
right along snmmer and winter advertis­
ing the city, circulating money and
furnishing employment and the means of
subsistence to a score of families, is the
brewing company of which Phillip Bauer
stands at the head. This brewery man
V^yrJi
ufactures an article which has no superior
in quality anywhere in the northwest.
And it is not only the people of ames­
town who have learned this, as the large
shipments to points all over the territory
plainly indicate. The brewery is built
upon the latest improved plans, has the
newest machinery and every advantage
which recent invention has given in the
manfacturing of beer. The capacity of
the brewery is 40 barrels per day. At
present tney are brewing that amount 3
or 4 times a week. The business man­
agement of the company is in good,
capable hands, Otto Bauer having
charge of that department.
THE CALIFORNIA BOOMER.
A Religious Paper Exposes a Real
Estate Confidence Game.
A writer in the Christian Witness, pub­
lished at Boston, Mass., deals the Cali
fornian boom some hard blows. Speak"
ing of church work, he says religious
interest is on the increase, revivals gen­
eral, and conversions numerous. "The
downfall of speculation," he says, "has
been the uprising of spirituality." All
this is, of course, encouraging, but the
article in the main, is devoted to a scath­
ing review of California boom methods
in general, and the booming of "Redendo
Beach" in particular, and it is to this
feature that we wish to call attention.
Speculation, the writer avers, has been
promoted by all kinds of deception.
Towns which never had an existence, ex­
cept name^ have been reported in east­
ern papers as flourishing cities and peo­
ple urged to purchase lots with a view to
large profits. Continuing, the writer
says:
We were greatly humiliated a few days
ago, in reading an article in the October
number of the Chautanquan, in which
"Redendo Beach," a place where aChau
tauqua assembly is sought to be estab­
lished, was described. The writer says:
The assembly usually held at Long Beach,
Southern California, has been transferred to Re­
dendo Beach, sixteen mites southwest from Los
Angeles, on a beautiful cove of the Pacific oceaa.
The assembly has $-50,000 worth ef property in
city before which it lies. The buildings in
course of erection are
011
a large
campus,
finely
terraced, with amphitheater in the center. The
latter is enclosed in brick, surrounded by a
gallery, and furnished with opera chairs, with a
seating capacity of four thousand. The hall of
philosophy is copied after the one at Chautau­
qua, save that the architecture is Corinthian.
There is a splendid gymnasium and a dhildren's
temple. A hotel costing $350,000 is building,
and altogether the outlook for a grand Chautau­
qua ii? magnificent.
How this account got into the Chau
tauquan, and why the projectors of this
scheme should have allowed this report
to go out uncontradicted, is a marvel to
us. Here, we are told, is a "city" before
which lies $250,000 worth of property be­
longing to the Assembly. Here is a
"finely terraced campus" in the centre of
which is an "amphitheatre" "enclosed in
brick," "surrounded by a gallery, and
furnished with opera chairs, with a seat­
ing capacity of four thousand" not one
item of which was found within ten
miles of the place. Then there is a "Hall
of Philosophy, copied after the one at
Chautauqaa," with a "splendid gym­
nasium, and children's temple." All these
are represented as being done, when not
a brick was laid, not afoot of timber had
been erected, and the whole city, so-call­
ed, was as destitute of any these build­
ings, including the $350,000 hotel, as the
desert of flowers, except a few scattered
tents.
Such things are not only damaging to
the country, but to the cause of religion,
in the interests of which thisCbantanqna
movement claims to be carried on.
If lots have been sold at Redendo, on
these misrepresentations of the Chau
tauquan, we hope the purchasers may
realize their expectations, but the out­
look is not flattering for such.
Prohibitionists Resolve.
An important meeting of the temper­
ance workers of Cass county was held at
Casselton last Saturday. It was im­
portant not only for the number and
standing of those present, but as show­
ing the probable course which will be
adopted by the temperance element this
summer. The resolutions adopted were
sensible and conservative, and were tak­
en up, discussed, and voted on singly.
The first resolution provides for the
submission of prohibition
as a
separate
provision in the constitution, thus leav­
ing the people free to vote on the ques­
tion as they please, without the liability
of endangering the adoption (if the con­
stitution.
The second resolution does not abso­
lutely require that delegates shall be
prohibitionists, but demands that they
be men of sobriety, who are willing to
give the people a chance to vote on this
question at the polls. Arrangements
were made to send a large delegation to
the North Dakota temperance convention
which meets at Grand Forks on April
16th.
The resolutions adopted are as follows:
First That we favor the submission
of the question of constitutional prohibi­
tion to the electors of North Dakota, in
a clause by itself, to be voted upon at the
same time with the main body of the
constitution, apart of which, if curried,
it shall become.
Second—We shall favor the election of
only such men as members of the con­
vention who are temperance men, and
who will furthermore pledge themselves
to vote, support and work for such
measures as will give the people a chance
to exercise their undoubted right of say­
ing by ballot whether we shall or shall
not have constitutional prohibition.

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