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-M The Jamestown Alert. TBBMSI The Daily Ak-rf in dulivered in the ctty by c» I, at 50 cents a month. Daily, oae year I® Daily, six mouth* 00 Dally, three months JJJ Weekly, one year "JJ Weekly, ais month* After a great deal of opposition and much bellowing and ghost dancing on the part of Col. Bill King, the convention adopted resolutions, urging the passage of the anti-option bill, and commending the efforts of Senator Washburn to rid the country of the vicious and unnatural species of gambling in food products which is ten times more injurious to the legitimate interests of the country than ever the Louisiana lottery could possibly be. Senator Davis spoke of the great credit which belongs to this administra tion in smashing the huge lottery octo pus, but failed to urge a like course against the option business, whose effects are fully as evil. Altogether the Minne sota convention was instructive in more ways than one. As THE time for nominating presiden tial candidates approaches it is apparent that the democracy is getting further and further at sea. If Hill had remained quiet, had cnlled no February conven tion, bad not showed the teeth and yellow striped countenance of his Tam many tiger, the democrats of the country would have taken no alarm but, resting easy under tbe Hill prestige of success, would have been complaisant at the nominating convention, and no doubt Mr. Hill would have been tbe nominee. But he proved himself a shortsighted man, endowed with cunning, but not brainy enough to succeed outside of New York city, and has sat a gin that caught himself as the chief victim. Previous to the unexpected illumination of the Hill methods of politics, Mr. Cleveland was held in apathy by the majority of demo crats. They were afraid he could not carry New York. Hill's monumental errors have forced Clevaland to the front, not on his own merits, but as the most available person with which to register the opposition to Tammany. Cleveland is taken up only in a half hearted way. He has effectually disposed of Hill, but that he himself is to be the democratic favorite is by no means certain. The haunting notion ex ists with the democratic leaders that Mr. Cleveland can not get the electoral vote of New York state, and without that the democratic campaign will be a roaring farce. The indications point to some other candidate, and also to a divided sentiment, and general weakening of the party forces in all the strongholds. On the other hand the republicans are eliminating all their quarrelling factions, are gathering up their loins for a united effort, and, with a man tried and trust worthy, representing the best of the national patriotism and national charac ter, are preparing to win another election this fall. All signs assuredly point to this result. THE heavy rain fall of this spring, has been general throughout the south, the west and northwest. Spring farm work is delayed everywhere in the region covered by the excess of moisture. In Illinois the streams have risen and over flowed their banks, destroying much property and greatly interferring with plowing. The great levees of tbe lower Mississippi are giving away, the local floods in Kansas, Towa and Nebraska have been long continued and disastrous. The city of Lincoln, Neb., reports 48 hours of continuous rain, with a conse quent flood in portions of the city that has driven hundreds of people from their homes, obliging them to seek refuge in the school houses and other public build ings. Washouts on the railroads have been general. Tbe situation in Iowa is even worse than in Nebraska, and tbe flfymin are feslm blue at the prospect. t. 100 OAILY(EXCEPT SUNDAY) & WEEKLY W. R. KKLLOGG. THE Minnesota republican state con Teotitin developed several interesting phases, chief of whit was the well de fined fear expressed both publicly and privately that tbe long reigu of such republican bosses as Bill King and Bill Merriam and others of their kidney had brought the party to the edge of a very deep and precipitous political precipice. Congressman Lind puolicly rebuked the leaders of the Twin cities who have for years assumed to dictate the policy of the party aad the nominations of candi dates for the remainder of tbe state. Mr. Lind warned the convention that if the republicans lose Minnesota this year it will be the fault of those self-constituted bosses in the two towns. The great majority of the people of Minnesota are republicans, but they are going to re pudiate the men who are bringing dis credit and misfortune on tbe party in that state. Congressman Lind, in a speech to the convention, denounced the action of certain of the Twin city poli ticians in selecting, six weeks ago, the delegates to the national convention. There was no fault found with the class of men selected, but the principle of excluding the voice of the people from the country districts, was what the con gressman inveighed against. Senator Davis made a political stump speech be fore the convention, touching on nearly every point but the sore spots at home The senator scarcely rose to the occasion Scarcely any corn has been planted, and very little plowing done. Wheat and oats are being injured by the heavy rain fall and standing water, and the proba bility is that a great deal of land will be unplanted this year. In Missouri the case is practically the same aa in the other states named. So it is plain that North Dakota farm ers are not the only ones affected by the unuaual wet weather. The decrease in acreage and the prospects of serious dam age to winter wheat, together with the loss of a portion of the corn crop, ought to materially cnhaooe prices, and un doubtedly will. IT ia reported that the Northern Pacific has agreed to lease right of way for the erection of elevator warehouses or plat forms on tbe following conditions: First—All elevators, warehouses and platforms to be public. Second—Appli cation of at least twenty members, show ing the number of acres each has under cultivation and other iota, certified by the president and seoretary, must be tiled. Third —Where there is not enough right of way or track the association will buy the necessary land and pay for put ting in extra track. Fourth—On peti tion as above the company will lease the premises desired in due form. If this be true, it will afford a greatly needed relief to wheat raisers, and be the means of preventing much legislation of an anti-railroad nature in the future, Tbe Northern Pacific is about the first road in the state to acceed to the reason able demands of the farming classes, and it is receiving the favorable commenda tion of tbe people for its radical change in policy in such matters. The privilege of shipping their own grain in their own way last year, saved the farmers of the state from 6 to 20 cents a bushel on wheat. THE governor has called a special ses sion of the legislature to meet June 1st. It is a grave act, one that entails conse quences of no ordinary character. Many of the republicans throughout the state doubt the wisdom of the proceeding, believing that after the election in No vember, there would have been time enough to adjust the electoral vote de fect, and thereby escape the criticism of the opposing political parties during the state campaign. Many even believe that the electoral vote difficulty could have been promptly met by the next regular legislative assembly, without any extra session at all. The world's fair appropriation is the really important measure, that has doubtless influenced many to approve of the re-assembling of the legislature, but to secure an addi tional $25,000 for that project will be the work of difficulty, if the farmer members of the legislature are in the same mind as last winter. The outcome of this unusual proceeding will be awaited with great interest. THE Mandan Times: The Independent Dakotan has been launched in Jamestown by Rev. E. E. Saunders and will be the state organ of tbe third party prohibi tionists. As tbe prohibitionists already have an electoral ticket of their own in the field in this state—thereby aiding in the overthrow of the republican— we would like to know if the said republicans are going to en dorse the prohibition platform or are they going to be republicans? The prohibitionists defeated one republican candidate for president and will try to repeat tbe operation this fall. They are the worst and most dangerous enemies of the republican party and it is treason for anyone who believes in the grand princi ples of republicanism to give them any aid and comfort. The Independent Da kotan will do all it can to injure tbe re publican party and it will be heartily applauded by the democratic press. GENERAL HARBISON ALLEN, formerly of North Dakota, is a candidate for the executive clerkship of tbe United States senate. General Allen came as near being governor of North Dakota as any man ever did or ever will, and yet not get there. The influx of politicians into the Dakotas for office holding purposes solely, is about over. The people at home, who live here the year around, are claiming these things as their own, and the claims are being allowed. Looking back at the wrecks that have strewn tbe path traveled by the imported office hunter in North Dakota, there is little hope tor that class of bustlers in the future. Prairie statemansbip may not be as polished and as patriotic as tbe itinerant kind, but is genuine and willing to learn, and tbe people of North Dakota prefer it to any other variety. MANY of the larger republican states have instructed for Harrison. North Dakota has but six delegates, and the state has every reason to return the good will of the president by giving him her vote, yet she declines to do so. President Harrison is as good as nominated. What will North Dakota gain by having to be ooaxed to come over to the side of good government and a clean administration? North Dakota ought to have embraced the opportunity of d9claring her decided official preference for an administration that has been wise, honest and fearless, has made the rights of settlers secure, and kept an intelligent check on ex cesses of politicians, through nearly four years. Such an administration is a jewel that the state as well as the country can not afford to expose to "con" men. ACCORDING to a little inside history printed elsewhere, it seems that tbe at tempt of the prohibitionists at Orand Forks to teriorize and bulldoze the inde pendents ended in flat failure. The in dependents favor prohibition, but they claim to have other and bigger fish to fry, and would not agree to enlist ex clusively in the war for prohibition. The prohibitionists, if they had been sin cere in wishing their law to be retained, would not have antagonized the inde pendents who are known to be mostly in favor of the appetite law. But politics takes queer turns, and the moral reform of temperance has long since degenerated into a game of politics, in which tbe stakes are not so much reform as they are state offices and fat jobs. THE annual excursion of the National Editorial association begins May 9th with San Francisco as the objective point. It is an excursion from ocean to ocean and the eighth annual trip of the kind. Among the auspioious events will be attendance at tbe dedication exercises of tbe Childs-Drexel Home for indigent union printers, at Colorado Springs, Colo. The program of the convention's proceedings will occnpy three days. While in California, various attractive excursions have been arranged, and much pleasure is anticipated at the hands of the hospitable Californians. A special train has been tendered by the Santa Fe road for eastern and northern delegates, from Chicago to Los Angeles. J. L. GRANDIN, one of tbe biggest of the bonanza farmers of tbe state, and wbo is not a professional statesman on the side, says, that in his opinion, every acre of land in tbe Bed river valley is in trinsically worth $30. He declares there is not to his knowledge a huudred acres of as good land in the entire state of Wisconsin as the land in North Dakota. He says that in Illinois, farming land brings $50 to $75 an acre and none of it is as productive as our land, and declares that with land at 850 per acre there is good money in raising wheat, in an aver age good year, in this state. These are the same lands that were sold at the recent illegal school land sale for an average of less than $19 an acre. THE city election in St. Paul was a sweeping victory for the independent voter. The party dictates were brushed aside, and democrats and republicans alike voted for honesty in public affairs. The city of St. Paul has long been dom inated by a corrupt and ruthless ring. The election Tuesday broke its power, for the present at least. Tbe state of Minnesota is equally oppressed a re publican ring. The election next fall promises to smash that machine, too. The last decade of the 19th century starts in with sweeping victories for the people. Let tbe good work go on, and let North Dakota take a hand in it herself. THE Grand Forks Plaindealer and the Fargo Argus profess to hold that the sales of Bchool lands were made in ac cordance with law. Tbe law is "ambigu ous" they claim. Tbe party might as well face the music. The law is clear and explicit—the sales are illegal and every judge and lawyer knows it. What is tbe next best thing to be done? That is the question. It is no time to squeal. Striaghten out the muddle honestly and manfully, and the quicker the better. Tbe people of the state do not desire any attempted shield ing or coveriug up of this serious error. CONGRESSMAN JOHNSON has the confi dence born of success in getting what be wants. He is quoted as saying to a cor respondent of the St. Paul Dispatch: "I am a candidate for renomination to represent tbe state of North Dakota in. the house, and I do not know of any opposition to my candidacy. I am aware of the fact that Senator Hansbrough has desired the nomination of Commissioner Helgeson, but in a recent conversation with one of my friends in North Dakota Mr. Helgeson said that he would not be a candidate as long as I have any pros pects of securing tbe nomination. There fore, I think that I will be nominated, and if re-nominated I know that I will be re-elected." BATHGATE wants a blind asylum and wants it very bad. While there are but few blind persons needing the support of the state, their scarcity of numbers does not off set the yearning of Bath gate and so in all probability the next legislature will be asked to satisfy the Bathgate clamor and give it another state institution together with a sample of tbe old flag and an appropriation. If there are not enough blind people to make a decent showing it is sug gested that tbe deficiency can be sup plied by blind pigs. AFTER great labor, expense and the printing of bulky reports, the agricul tural department has informed congress that irrigation on tbe western plains is impracticable owing to absence of rain fall. Now that tbe suspense is over everybody can draw along breath, and fall back ou tbe good old method of praying for rain, when it is needed. Just at present the rain fall liturgy needs a careful revision, and providence requested to let up on precipitation and give us a dry spell. THE great State of Illinois could throw aside all other considerations and pledge its vote for Harrison, although the Blaine miasma had settled as deeply on that state as any other. North Dakota's vote in tbe national convention will be a stil small voice—and will scarcely be heard in the great Harrison shout when it rises to tbe roof in sturdy echoes. North Da kota had a chance to make a point, politibclly speaking, that would have been of value later on, but neglected to take advantage of the opportunity. What will she gain by it? THE silver resolution of tbe Grand Forks convention was a little peculiar. It expresses dissatisfaction with the present attitude of the party on the silver coinage, and objects to the present law as minting dollars of unequal intrinsic value. But the convention evidently meant all right, for while not endorsing Congressman Johnson's cart wheel dollar the resolution said: "Every coined dol lar should have the intrinsic as well as the monetary value of every other coined dollar." A. VL'^H JS "F'L*- BENSON County News: The editor of Tbe Jamestown Alert would like to ad vocate the passage, by congress, of a bill to prohibit gambling in wheat. But to come out fair and square and advocate such a measure, he dare not do it. The News has read The Alert to littie purpose it the above is the impression obtained. The Alert is about the only paper in tbe state that bas, from the in troduction of tbe Washburn-anti-option bill, advocated tbe passage of some such measure. THE Minneapolis Tribune is now ad vocating the policy of holding wheat for higher prices. The condition of the winter wheat in the United States is not as good as the average, the northwest crop is going to be greatly reduced in acreage, and tbe old world grain fields are not at all promising. Russia, Hun gary and France are all reported as showing a bad prospect for the crop of 1892. THE Pioneer Press admits that the North Dakota and Minnesota farmer receives 10 cents less per bushel for bis wheat than the figures show he should. The North Dakota warehouse commis sion shows that it is fully 80 cents less. This is saying nothing about tbe extra quality of bard wheat being taken as equal to soft grain. Tbe report of the commission is worth reading. ARCHBISHOP IRELAND'S recommenda tion about the conduct of the public schools in the United states has not been endorsed by the Pope. However much tbe Catholic prelates of both worlds may desire to remove the publie school sys tem of the United States from non-sec tarian control, the Pope evidently does not care to attempt such a tremendous undertaking. A NEW World's fair commission has been appointed for South Dakota. An effort to raise 8100,000 by selling shares of stock at $1 each, has been unsuccess ful. The general feeling among far sighted men of the state seems to be that the legislature should be called together to appropriate a sufficient sum to prop erly exhibit the resources of the state at tbe fair. IF Superintendent of Public Instruc tion Ogden had any power of interpre ting the sound of public opinion, he would not have the hardihood to an nounce that he is a candidate for re election. Of all the public officers at the capital, Prof. Ogden stands the least chance of receiving the usual ''vindica tion." JOHN J. INGALLS of Kansas, will be a piominent figure in the Minneapolis con vention. As a plain American citizen with an opportunity to speak of things as they are and nothing extenuate or set down in malice, the distinguished Kan san will have one of the greatest oppor tunities of bis life. IT is said that Gov. Burke is yet un decided as to whether or not he will call a special session of the legisla ture. It is a delicate question to settle, and the fullest expression of the party leaders should be obtained before the deed is done. Js THERE something ominous in the fact that a woman has won the first prize in an inter-state oratorical match? Long has she carried the linguistic belt for private efforts in the talking art. Is she now preparing to extend her sway? THE Grand Forks convention said nothing in its resolutions about prohibi tion being a watchword of the party this year. Tbe prohibitionists had better be "getting a move on 'em." The republi cans are going to get one. THE unholy alliance between Walsh and Winship, in Grand Forks oounty did not result in extreme unction. Bro. Winship is receiving the sympathy of several of bis warm friends throughout the state. RCSSBLL HARRISON says that he never received a cent for his influence in Yel lowstone park contracts. He is doubtless right, as any shrewd contractor would have doubts aa to tbe investment MOORHBAD gets $750 a year for each liquor license. Fargo gets nothing and pays part of the cost of caring for Moor head "bums." Morality comes high but North Dakota must have it. SENATOR HANSBROUGH hi in the situation—no matter who is nomi nated at Minneapolis. He telegraphs cheerful words to the republicans all alonsr the line. SHAW & CO. SATURDAY sat.-H THE Illinois republicans are for Fifer and Harrison. The maohine in Illinois is well oiled and works with about as little friction as any political mechanism in the union. THE LaMoure Chronicle speaking of the sale of school lands without any authority, says: "Tbe explanation of the commission will be awaited with in terest." THE silence of the republican press on tbe unlawful sale of 60,000 acres of the best school lands in the state, is becoming painful. THE republican party badge for the campaign will most likely be "Grand father's Hat." THE Edgeley Mail says the people of the district desire the re-election of Judge Rose, How's fhis. We offer one hundred dollars reward for any case of catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Ouie. F. J. Cheney & Co., Props., Toledo, O. We the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be. lieve him perfectly honorable in all busi ness transactions and financially able to carry out any obligation made by their firm. West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, U. Walding, Kinnan Marvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hall's CatarrhOure is taken internally, acting directly upon tbe blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Price 75c. per bottle. Sold by all drug gists. Testimonials free. Taken Up. Come to my place, April 24th, two red cows. A. W. Wedeman, Sec. 8-140-64. The Handsomest Lady la Jamestown Remarked to a friend the other day that she knew Kemp's Balsam for the throat and lungs was a superior remedy, as it stopped her cough instantly when other remedies bad no effect whatever. So to prove this and convince you of its merits any druggist will give you a sample bottle free. Large size 5° cents and 81. \'r'" Ribbons, a very targe assortment of fine, very wide ait silk fancy stripes, gauze brocade, lace stripe and many other styles of ribbon, suit able for trimming bonnets or hats. These rib bons you will be asked 65c and 75c per yard for at the millinery department, but we will sell them for one-half their ualue Kid Gloves, genuine Foster laoing, we give anew pair should any break Windsor ties (printed Surahs and China silks), only India linen, hemstitched, a very nice article, cheap at 25c.. Muslin, one yard wide, we will sell at Linen table damask, cream white, bleached or turkey red, shown elsewhere at 68c, our price Ladles' aprons, good article, only Linen towels, very large, tied fringe, a good 38c article, only Handkerchiefs, ladies hemstitched, would be considered cheap at 25c Muslin, very fine bleached, full yard wide, will not find better Outing flannels, better than others try to sell at 10c, today Flannelettes, good quality and fast colors Dress Challie delains, pretty and good goods, will make a neat spring dress Dress prints, full standard goods, only Apron ginghams, large assortment, at Baby bonnets, plenty of them, only Muslin shirts, ladies', white, nice fine quality, well made, neatly trimmed, at Pillow shams, per pair, during this sale, only Spring wraps, a large line, we have selected a large number to run at 84.75, we are proud to say that they are better than garments that have been sold by competition at 810.00, remember our price as long as they last is 8 Wraps and jackets, we will offer at reduced prices down to Large line of silk ribbons, assorted colors and widths, today Fine China silks, fine changeable silks, fine line other dress silks, ranging in price from $1.00 to 81.75, all go at A nice line fancy Shevron Weaves dress goods, 50c goods.. Some very pretty 75c qualities in new spring dress, all at.. A line of fine Silk finished very wide black dress goods, also a nice liue of colors worth up to $1.50 per yard... A beautiful necktie for gentlemen Good outing flannel shirts for men Good underwear for men Good shoes for men $ Shoes for men worth 83.50 Shoes for men worth 84.50 Shoes for ladies', a dandy Shoes for ladies', a hummer Shoes that will please, all the ladies', for dress wear [^"Misses' Shoes also on sale today. THEIRS MELT AWAY, OURS GOME TO STAY. We do not build castles in tbe air, neither do we blow off a lot of thin, vanishing bubbles into the air. But we do deal in solid facts, and we do offer to the public always best goods at low prices, with honest dealing and fair treatment, and those things stay with us they do not melt away. SHAW & CO., LEADERS IN LOW PRICES FOR RELIABLE GOODS. BUTTBSIOKl'S PATTBEITS 35c 85c 15c 15c 05c 38c 22c 22c 15c 07c 06c 08c 4Mc 04c 06c 10c 69c 15c 4 75 1 95 07c 75c 34c 48c 98c 18j 25c 25c 1 90 2 50 3 50 1 95 2 50 3 50 JAMESTOWN, N. D., M!. C. Groodsill & Co. (Successors? to Geo. R. Topliff & Company,) —DEALERS IN— WOOD LIME- CEMENT, BRICK HAIR AND PLASTER1 Anthracite, Bituminus and Smithing Coals, Agents for\ Acme Cement\ Wall Plaster, Patent Stone Ch/rv .euem Curbing, Pipe, Etc, Why Ha ghtnd Off His Whliktn. The Rev. T. De Witt Talmage has at length cleared up a painful Brooklyn mystery by telling a reporter why he shaved off his whiskers. There was a vague suspicion that Dr. Talmage had acted from some religious conviction, but such, he frankly explains, is not the case. Dr. Talmage shaved off his whiskers solely in the cause of art. He had an idea that he would look better clean shaven than with whiskers, and that was the whole secret of the mystery. He also explained why he grew whiskers originally. He was so very thin when young, he said, that be grew a beard in order to help him cast a shadow. He at that time considered it necessary to cast a shadow. Dr. Talmage is not so thin now. He can cast a shadow now without the aid of whiskers. So, having accomplished its sole purpose in life, the beard had to go. Dr. Talmage did not shave to make himself look younger. He thinks that such artifices are in vain and that no one is deceived. Dr. Talmage shaves himself every morning except Sundays. His Sunday shaving he does on Saturday night. He has a number of good razors, and he says that a good razor will sharpen itself if let alone for a few days.'—New York Herald. Dlfllcutt CMUMM Taking. It appears that the Dominion census is not complete yet. The figures from the northern part of British Columbia were sent to Ottawa but the other day, and the Peace and Mackenzie sections will not be heard from till June n»»t The work of enumeration in these far off districts is very laborious and entails a lot of traveling. In taking -the census of the Cassiar and Stickeen river sec tions of British Columbia the enume rator bad to go to Alaska and travel in land to the Canadian border. He found the natives in a state of al most primitive barbarism and entirely unenlightened as to Christianity. A few Chinese had settled upon claims, but were making very little progress. In numbers these people will not add very much to the figures already given, and they will add less to the sum of our ag gregate wealth.—Toronto Mail.