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TBBMSi The Daily Alert is delivored in the city by ca (ten, si M) cents a month. Daily, one year t§ 9® Daily, six month* Daily, three months Weekly, one year Weekly, sis months 3 00 I 50 S 00 1 00 0AILY(EXCEPT SUNDAY) & WEEKLY W. R. KELLOGG. DEMOCRATIC leaders begin to see very clearly that they can make little head way with opposition to the MoKinley bill. By the tim« the people vote again the operation of that famous measure will be found about as satisfactory as could be expeoted of any such sweeping and important action of congress. Neither is there in store for the demo crats any comfort or balm in the free coinage cry. The republicans, in re sponse to the demands of the people have intelligently dealt with that meas ure, and have approached, as near as safety permits, the line that separates good business judgment and an uncon trolled and unlimited coinage of money. The demoorats are already badly rat tled about what kind of a platform they can get up. The republicans themselves killed the force bill which would have made every white vote in the south a democratic certainty, and would have infested that awakening region with hordes of trading and vituperative poli ticians working the sectional racket for their own advantage. These orators, and the press of the south would have been able to keep alive a bitter prejudice for years, had not the progressive repub licans of the north sat down upon the force measure themselves. With that obstruction avoided it is hard to see what jewels the democrats have to offer to the country. The south is going to help ont the farmers party more gener ally than is now believed. The north has no united action to make in favor of the democrats running the machine, for there is a general distrust among the better classes that the demo crats don't know how. In trembling phrase, and God-bless our-home accents, Henry Watterson is warning his brethren •to beware of getting their foot in it by doing any thing not entirely conserva tive. There is nothing in the tariff or free silver for them in fact, he admits there is nothing whatever in sight and he only dimly sees with his quick-roving •one eye the faint outlines of the ghost of the force bill, which may, he cries, in case of a republican success, again be come a rampadt and grevious reality in the corridors of congress. THE tenacity with which the Florida farmer members of the legislature are holding out against the re-election of Senator Call is remarkable. It is the same spirit of determination that has characterized the legislature of every state that has elected a senator this year. No bulldozing or bribes have changed the minds or the policy of alliance mem bers. This alone is a great stride toward cleaner elections of United States sena tors and the country can thank the far mers for it. The situation in Florida is particularly creditable to the alliance men. There is but one republican in the body of 100 members. The sixty-four alliance members are all democrats, and are fighting the strongest opposition. Some of them are for Call, as being the best man in the field, but the majority oppose him. Senator Call has been a long time in the senate, and is a fair specimen of what years of education and association in the United States senate will develop an average man into. He 13 the ideal representative of monopolies, a good fel low, grown wealthy through opportunity, and a demagogue of the extremest type when his turn for re-election comes around. He is now posing as an original alliance man—opposed to railroads—and has railroad men openly speaking and working ostensibly against him, to create a favorable sentiment among the farmers. Bat the Florida grangers are too eharp to be deceived by this dissembling practice. The chief difficulty the alliance men meet is the party cry of democracy. Call is a democrat and his workers are plead ing among democrats for his democracy to save him. In addition the farmers have no one generally recognized as an able and suitable man to represent them. They are making a fight for principle— scorning bribery and place—and a good fight it is. The farmers all over the country hope their southern brethren may win. THE Pioneer Press characteristically observes that the Cincinnati convention of farmers alliance and labor union men "is a gathering of self-seeking and un principled agitators, polititcal adventur ers and soldiers of fortune, charlatans and cranks and hoodlums and simpletons, the outcasts and refuse of every political organization which has had power to dispense the political patronage or emol uments for which they hungered in vain." The Pioneer Press, the most copious bleeder, and sternest advocate of corpora tion influences in the northwest, mistakes the first whirling straws, floating leaves and uncertain direction of the advance waves, for the steady current that impels forward some mighty flood. With the opulence of adjective and the intolerance of pride and power, this newspaper that should be a friend to the 1 ,! IP ,t laboring man of the prairies and factories of the northwest, denounces each and every effort of these men to free them selves from a heavy burden put on them no matter how, and predicts for them failure and appears to rejoice there in. With the loss of many thousands of citizens of St. Paul, with grass threaten ing to grow in that city's business streets, with the knowledge thai the ohief cause, is the failure of farmers in the Dakotas and Minnesota to make a profit on their labor and capital, this great journal per sistently floats at every attempt of the man who plows, and sows, and reaps with his own hands, to protect himself aud to put aside each year something for the education of his family and the betterment of his own condition. THE Minneapolis Tribune has obtained late estimates which show the acreage of the Dakota wheat crop to be no larger than last year. It is not unlikely that additional information will still further reduce the acreage. Last year the Min neapolis Journal persistently over-esti mated the crop of the Dakotas and Min nesota by something like fifteen or twenty million bushels. The Minne apolis board of trade flooded the oountry with reports of the same kind—100,000, 000 bushels for the three-states. Crops always look better, and pros pects are invariably brighter in the early spring, than at harvest. The farm er always magnifies his yield when the wheat tdbks green on the ground. Under our peculiar marketing condi tions it is best for all concerned, except perhaps the buyer, to give crop reports conservatively. At this season a slight underestimate of the crop will, nine times out of ten, come nearer the true yield as told by the threshers next fall, than an overestimate will. Rainbow re ports, uncontradicted, generally run down the price. Patrons of Twin city papers would in turn soon feel the bene ficial pulse of wheat at 90 cents or 81.00 a bushel in the Dakotas. Yet most of the newspapers there render every possible assistance to the millers and elevators in scaling down the price just at harvest time,—in helping to 'make the rich, richer and the producer on farms poorer. THE people's party will be at no loss for candidates willing to head the presiden tial procession. Men of all complex ions, stations, qualifications, nationali ties and possessions will strive to become standard bearers. Neither will the movement dwindle into a rabbe. There is too much behind it for that. The farmers do not necessarily require a poor man or a Sockless Simpson to lead their hoets. Neither do they need a multi millionaire like Senator Stanford of Cal fornia. Some man with character, with a record of fidelity to the common peo ple, with ability to put before them the true situation as it exists in 'act and not in fancy, is needed. There are plenty of of such men for the laborers and farm ers to choose from. In the northwest there is one man pre-eminently qualified to become a national leader. Every body knows him or of him— Bill Erwin of St. Paul. A plain homespun, humanizing man with ahead full of brains, a heart full of kindness, a common man with a common name, car ing more for knowledge than gold, loving freedom and despising oppression, and fighting vigorously for men's rights, year in and year out. Some such a man cor Id carry victory and beget enthusi asm for any peoples' party which puts him to the front. THERE can be no doubt as to the inter est farmers in this state are taking in the independent move. While many think the organization of a third party at Cincinnati has been effected a little too early, beliving that February next would be ample time, yet no particular or permanent opposition will follow from the numerous alliances of the state. The fact is that the farmers of North Dakota are joining alliances more numerously and with a more determined effort to work through them, than ever before. More money has been paid into the treasury of the state organization since the last meeting in December than all the time for five years past. The next annual state meeting will be held in June, and promises to be an enthusiastic gathering. The only fears expressed as to the final success of the national party, are that the old time democratic traditions and affiliations of the southern members will prove too strong for them to break away from and vote with the new organization, in which event the presidential contest would, in all liklihood, be thrown into the house of representatives. THE supreme court holds that the Wilson bill is good law. In other other words that original packages of liquor can be excluded from prohibition states without the re-enactment of laws to prohibit the sale. This is another weapon for prohibition advocates to use in the enforcement of prohibition, and it would seem that nothing now remains for them to do but to put into effect the law for which they have struggled and won. It is theirs—on the statute books —and it is the theoretical duty of every law-abiding citizen to uphold it. It is charged that plenty of evi dence can be had to convict transgressors, but as yet few or no gen nine efforts have been made to do so. Prohibitionists have the law on their side, they have the machinery of arrest and trial, and the evidenco is said not to 1"! '^V^SPfT TFQ,\W be wanting. Nearly every paper in the state is urging enforcement of the law— is opposed to the "blind pig" taking the plaoe of the saloon. THE report of the board of home mis»ionB for the Presbyteriau church, states that increased appropriations for the Dakotas, were greatly needed, but could not be given last year. Notwith standing this, the Dakota home mission synod came nearer being Self-supporting than ever before, the gain in quality be ing more here than elsewhere, says the report. It is supposed that the quality of Christianity gained is meant and that is certainly the true principle which the Dakotas should work on. Quality is better than quantity, any day. There is enough quantity here already. For in stance, in prohibition, one of the great wings and instruments of Christianity, there are any quantities of prohibition. It is the quality that is needed. The Preebytenan conference is inter esting and instructive this year in other respects than in the great creed up heaval which th«t denomination, as well as all the old line associations, are at present engaged in. A DEPLORABLE commentary on prohi tion is now witnessed in the North of Ireland. A writer in the New York Sun states that whiskey drinking has been pretty effectually suppressed there, but the yearning for stimulants among the poor classes is such that ether drinking has grown to be a vice far worse than the whiskey tipple. A preparation of ether which pays no duty can be bought in that part of Ireland very cheap, and a man can get very hilariously drunk for 10 cents. The effects of the intoxication are worse than from whiskey or alcohol, as the victim is left melancholy and dis peptic with rapidly developing tenden cies to insanity. The vice has taken hold of all classes and includes both sexes. The ether drinker can get drunk, sober up and get drunk again inside of an hour. As a moral reform prohibition does not present a howling success in Ireland, any more than it does in any other country. THE interstate commerce commission meet in Fargo Saturday, and that dis tinguished body has an important duty to perform, in which North Dakota shippers are vitally concerned. It is to decide whether the Northern Pacific road shall be allowed tb charge Fargo wholesalers the same rate on sugar from San Francisco to Fargo as is charged Minneapolis wholesalers from San Francisco to Minneapolis and back to Fargo —a discrimination of nearly 600 miles in favor of Minneapolis merchants. The principle involved in the case applies to other shipments of freight as well, and if the interstate commerce law was ever intended to regulate anything, it was surely intended to regulate a case of this kind. THE last legislature stripped about every vestige of authority from the rail road and warehouse commissioners of the state.—at least removed any effec tive lever by which the interests of the farmers could be protected, if infringed pon. The commission, however, will do its best to make the situation known to the people of the state, and to tell them just bow we stand. Every farmer who has a reasonable grievance in the matter of shipping, or selling grain,is invited by the commission to call upon them at the dates and places given in the itinerary of their trip throughout the state, which has been generally made public by the press. JUDGE ROSE holds that his jurisdiction in the Fargo Argus contempt case is ample, and directs that a fine of $75 and costs he enteied against the at torney of the stockholders who refused to obey a recent order of the court, on the ground that the order was invalid from lack of jurisdiction. In the ab sence of Judge McConnell, presiding judge of the Fargo district, and at his request. Judge Rose consented to act, and while not regarding the matter in a personal light, belieyes he did only his lawful duty, and as a judge takes the correct position, in demanding that orders of the court be obeyed. THE North Dakota Independent, the able and handsome champion of the Farmers' alliance, some what personally but pertinently says: "With Hon. W. W. Erwin as attorney to assist the far mers in their inyestigation of the Dnluth wheat steal, the-pubhc can depend upon a thorough investigation, and that the faots in the case will be brought out and the guilty parties exposed. Smoke the rascals out, William, and bring them to justice and the farmers in the northwest will rise up in mass and thank you. Pay no attention to the subsidized press of the Twin cities we know it is generally on the side of boodle," THE Minneapolis Sunday Tribune is as satisfactory a Sunday journal as any northwestern man wants to read, while the daily Tribune is equally good every day. Typographically, editorially and in its news, the Tribune has made great strides forward since the recent change in management. It is said that the people of Minneapolis quickly took notice of the editorial improvement, and heartily commend the present tone, solidity and geniality of the editorial page. ___________ THE North Dakota World's Fair board v» ri will wisely decline to confine its exhibit of the state to wheat growing. There are other prodncts and industries about whio* less IB known, that need exploit ing. Let the board direct its efforts to advertising the wonderful stook growing advantages of this Btate to the fullest extent. There our honor and profit lie, equally, if not 'more than in wheat. No one portion of the state should be boomed at the expense of another. THE North Dakota courts are not only bound to see their orders obeyed but to maintain dignity as well. During the progress of a trial at Bismarck, ex-Judge Francis, one of the attorneys in the case made a reply to an observation of Judge Winchester, which the latter holds is in contempt of the authority and decornm of the bench. The ex-judge is therefore under the judicial ban during the re mainder of the trial. THE Dawson Standard has made its appearance under the experienced man agement of A. A. Brundage, one of the old time oitizens of Kidder county. The Standard is bright and newspaper-like in appearance, and enters the field tc serve the best interests of the state and county and, incidentally, to make a fair return on the capital, labor and time of publisher so invested. SOUTH DAKOTA sheep breeders and wool growers hold their annual meeting in Huron, June 2, 3 and 4. A great interest is aroused in this industry among the South Dakota farmers and their second meeting promises to be largely attended and to do a great deal of good. Practical farmers from every part of the state will discuss sheep breeding in all its branches. PRESIDENT HARRISON makes the tour of the United States, Congressman Johnson attends the Sunday school con vention at Lisbon, Governor Burke opens a public library with a tribute to learning,—each and all give the people a chance to gather data, form estimates and discuss the situation afterwards. PROHIBITION was kept out of the plat form of the Cincinnati farmers conven tion, and now that second hand apostle of public welfare, John P. St. John of Kansas, declares the convention the big gest failure he has ever seen. The ex governor ought to know, for as a reform failure he himself is no slouch. HELENA ciitzens banquetted in royal, mountaineer style Monday night last their distinguished fellow citizen, Hon. Tom Carter, commissioner of the general land office. As "nothing is too good fort Montanian," Colonel Robert G. Inger soil was present and responded to the toast, Our Visiting Friends." THE quality of ready print sheets for weekly newspapers prepared by C. C. Bowsfield at Bismarck, is the best that publishers in this state'have ever been able to obtain. It is a home enterprise and a cleverly successful one. Every North Dakota publisher ought to patro nize it if possible. HON. W. R. MORRISON of Illinois, one of the interstate commerce commissioners gives it as his honest opinion that Cleve land is the most popular man in the west, but that be cannot get the New York state delegation. In that event it is a little difficult to see how Grover is at all "in it." ACCORDING to some prominent republi can leaders the health of the national party is largely depending on the health of one man, the honorable secretary of state. If that condition be true the party has a sad case of chills and fever. But no one really believes it is as bad as all that. THE Wells County Gazette says "From the best authority we can find, and from corresponding with parties, we would say that the number of acres in crop this year, in Eddy, Foster and Wells counties, is from thirty to forty per cent less than other years." THE enthusiasm of the independents at the Cincinnati convention is very likely to communicate itself to the country at large before the fall election in 1892. It begins to look as if the formation of a third, "the people's party," was in the air THE interstate commerce commission will take plenty of time to render a de cision in the Fargo sugar rate case. Ninety days is allowed for filing briefs after the evidence is transcribed by the official stenographer. A Practically THE gentlemen who seem to most] painfully regret the action of the Cin-1 cinnati convention in deolaring for a new party, are the smooth-spoken, well-fed, millionaire presidential "possi bilities" of the east. THE editorial partner of Senator Peffer of Kansas declares that there will be a third party put into the field if Cleveland and Harrison are the presidential candi dates of their respective parties. Other wise not. SCHOOL lands sold in Traill county averaged 826.00 per acre, the highest lot bringing $29.50 per acre. North Dakota realty is on the move-up. RhMOVE Ignatius Donnelly from the editorial horizon of the Twin city papers and the hard working editors would have a chance to go fishing. THE new emigration law is a credit to the late republican congress and its rigid enforcement is equally creditable to the administration. Deaftiess Can't be Cured by local applications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure deafness, and that is by constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed con dition of the mucous lining of the Eus tachian tube. When this tube gets in flamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is entire ly closed, deafness is the result, and un less the inflammation can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition hearing will be destroyed forever nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condi tion of the mucous surfaces. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of deafness (caused by catarrh) that we cannot cure by taking Hall's catarrh cure. Send for circulars, free. F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O. Sold by druggists, 75 cents. Not a Lake Bed, In excavating for the basement of the Hunt building on Fifth avenue, abed of fine sand has been found about four feet below the surface. A good deal of gravel has also been uncovered. If the sand was sifted it is thought there would be almost enough of it to make the neces sary mortar for the building. A good many people have believed that James town was located ou what has been the bottom of a lake, but Archie McKechnie says not. He thinks the ground which is composed of underlying shale and gravel, has simply been washed in,—the materials brought from some distant locality. He says the same kind of a bay can be seen at several points along the James river, for instance at Mont pelier and Dickey's landing, south of this plaoe. If there had been a lake covering the site of Jamestown the soil would have been left tough and alluvial. Pronounced Hopeless, Yet Saved. From a letter written by Mrs. Ada E, Hurd of Groton, S. D., we quote: "Was taken with a bad cold, which settled on my lungs, cough set in and finally term inated in consumption. Four doctors gave uie up saying I could live but a short time. I gave myself up to my Saviour, determined if I could not stay with my friends on earth, 1 would meet my absent ones above. My husband was advised to get Dr. King's New Discovery for consumption, coughs and colds. I gave it a trial, took in all eight bottles it has cured me and thank God I am now a well and hearty woman." Trial bottles free at Baldwin & Smith's drug store, regular size, 50c and 81.00. Eupepsy. This iB what you ought to have, in fact, yon must have it, to fully enjoy life. Thousands are searching for it daily, and mourning because they find it not. Thousands and thousands of dollars are spent annually by our people in the hope that they may obtain this boon. And yet it may be had by all. We guarantee that Electric Bitters, if used according to directions and the use persisted in, will bring you good digestion and oust the demon dyspepsia and install instead Eupepsy. We recommend instead Elec tric Bitters for dyspepsia and all diseases of liver, Btomacli und kidneys. Sold at 50c and $1.00 per bottle by Baldwin & Smith druggists. 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Taken in season, they check the progress of colds, fevers, and malaria. Being purely vegetable and sugar-coated, Ayer's Pills are The Favorite family medicine, while travelers, both by tea and land, Dud them to be Indispensable. "We sell more of Ayer's Pills than of all other kinds put together, and they give per fect satisfaction."—Chrlstensen & Haarlow, Druggists, Baldwin, Wis. "I have used Ayer's Pills tor the past thirty years, and consider them an invaluable Family Medicine I know of no better remedy for liver troubles and dyspepsia."'—James Quinn, Hartford, Ct. Uapt. Chas. Mueller, of the steamship "Felicia,"says: "Forseveral years I have relied more upon Ayer's Pills than anything else in the medicine chest, to regulate my bowels, and those of the ship's crew. These Pills are not severe in their action, but do their work thoroughly. I havo used them, and with good effect, for the cure of rheu matism, kidney troubles, and dyspepsia." Ayer's Pills FBSPABED BT Dr. J. C. AYER & CO., ImH, Mm. Bold by all Druggists and Dealers in Medicine. NOTICE. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Pursuant to the provisions ot Section 10, Chap ter 122, of the Session Laws of 1890, the commis sioners ot railroads of the State of North Dakota will make their annual visit to the stations on the line of the Northern 1 aciflc rall roiwi and branches, to-wit: Davenport and Leonard, in the county of Cass Sheldon, Lisbon and Marshall, in the county of Hanson Oakes, in the county of Dickey Valley Junction, LaMoure, Edegley, Grand liniiUls, Dickey iitul Adrian, in the county of LaMoure, and Montpolier. in the county of Stutsman, on the 3rd day of June. Mcdorn, In the county of Billings: Lelfield and Dickinson, in the county of Stark, on tlie 4tti of June. Gladstone, Tavlor and Richardton, in the county of Stark Hebron, Glen Ullen, Sims,New Sa lem and Mandan, in the county of Morton, and Bismarck, iu the county of Burleigh on the .th day of June. Menoken and Sterling in the county of Burleigh, Steele, Dawson, Tupiien and Crystal Springs in the county of Kidder Medina. Windsor, Kldridge, Jamestown and Filigree in the county of Stutsman Melville and Carrington, in the cour.ty of Foster Sykeston in the county of Wells, on the fitli day of June. New ltockford, in the county of Eddy Oberan, Minnewauken and Leeds, in the county oi Benson 'Spiritwood, ill the county of Stuts man Eckelson and Dazey in the county of Barnes, and Coopertown, in the county of Griggs, on the 7th day of June. Sanborn, Valley City and Oriska, in the county of Barnes Tower City. Buffalo. Wheatland, Casselton, Mapleton and Fargo is the county Cass and Grand Korks. in the county of Grand Forks, on the 8th day of June. Meckinock, Gilby and Johnston. In the county of Grand Forks Forest River and Grafton, in the county of Walsh, and Drayton and Pem bina, in the county of Pembina, on the 9th day of June. Milnor, in the county of Sargent and Wynd niere, Mooreton. Farmington and Walipeton, in the couety of Richiand, on the loth day of June, !891. GEO. H.WALSH, Chairman Board of Railroad Commissioners. M. J. EDC.KKLY, Secretary. First Publication May 14th, 1891. Popular Edition -OF THE- SESSION LAWS. All the laws passed by the Second Legislative Assembly will be published and bound in convenient form by the Bismarck Tribune and ready for delivery before April first. The price is 75 cents. All orders left at The Alert office will be promptly filled. Hi There. Cow Owners! To any one not living on a creamery route, the Creamery Co. will pay twelve cents per gauge for cream, cash on deliv ery, or as soon as tested. A gauge of cream being equivalent to a pound of butter, this enables the farmer to get the same as twelve cents a pound for his butter, while in the cream, if in good condition. Taken any week day in large or small lots. O. IE*. SMITH. Taken Up May 15th, one dark bay horse, weight about ten hundred, about twelve years old also one brown yearling mare colt, white strip in face and white hind feet. O. CASTER, Sec. 28-64-138, Jamestown, N.D.