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How tbe low* Republican* Have Loit Their Grip. Pioneer Press: Because the last state republican convention in Iowa omtnitted to make mention of prohibition in its platform, the temperance alliance of that state has served notice upon the party that the support of its members cannot be expected for tbe republican ticket. And never was any act more perfectly characteristic. For years and years the republicans of Iowa have carried on their shoulders the prohibition old man of the sea. They took up the issue when the third party was a poor struggling concern, which could have never hoped for success as an independent organiza tion. Overpersuaded by enthusiasts in the ranks and by a few shortsighted politicians who thought that there were votes to be gained by it, the republican leaders consented to make prohibition a tegular party doctrine. It was by this aid, and by it alone, that Iowa came to have a prohibitory law. It was solely through republican votes that thoBe people who believed in prohibition came to have an opportunity to put their system on trial. This adoption, by a great and powerful organization, of the principle of a weak and inconsiderable minority is something so unusual that one might expect it to call for the liveli est gratitude, and the sincerest desire to reward such a service by the most un swerving loyalty. Tbe republican party has done all and more than all that the so-called temper ance people could ask of it. It has placed prohibitory legislation on the statute book and kept it there. It has made the laws as stringent as anybody desired, and has done all that mortal could do to procure their enforcement. And, as a result of this, it has twice lost control of tbe state to the democracy. It has paid the heaviest possible penalty for the aid that it rendered to tbe pro hibitionists when they most needed as sistance. it is perfectly clear to any reasonable human being that, whether the prohibition policy has been right or wrong, the republican party has done all that it could do in Iowa. And now that it has twice lost the govern orship and holds the legislature only by an uncomfortably narrow majority, it is a good time to look for the assistance, in return, which this service would seem to have deserved. Those who do not knoto the prohibitionists might say that, as the republicans took up their cause when it was weak, so it is now their first duty tc rally behind the' republican banner in the day when it appeals for popular sup port. The republicans of Iowa have not, be it remembered, declared against pro hibition. They have only dropped the mention of it from their declaration of principles and why it should continue a living party issue after so many years of legislative trial is a question they would flnH difficult to answer. But the instant that the republican party ceases to be a plain prohibition machine, that moment the prohibitionists turn and rend it. Their first act after the convention was to notify the party that it could not longer expect or receive the assistance of prohibition voters. This is the reward which those have anticipated who are familiar with prohibi tion and prohibitionists. They know that never was there more political intolerance and ingratitude than can be found among those wholly the prohibition flag. They know that to these it seems per fectly right and proper to demand all and return nothing. Wherever prohibition has had a trial, it has been by the aid of republican votes. Wherever the running of a prohibition ticket has caused the defeat of one of the old parties, the re publicans are the sufferers. And today in Iowa, although the democrats opposed all reasonable regulation of the liquor traffic from the beginning, although they are the bitter and uncompromising enemies of the prohibition movement, the third party will gladly| aid them all it can to compass a republican defeat. The republican party in Iowa, relieved of tbe heavy burden of prohibition, will regain the favor of tbe people and tri umph by its old-time majorities. But the recompense which, it has received for its sacrifices will stand as awarning against political trading, and especially against any deals with prohibitionists. June Weather Bound Up. Tbe month of June in North Dakota was colder than usual, being 3.5 degrees below the normal. Frosts of a slight character occurred on the 13th, 14th, 22nd, 24th and 30th. In Ward county, in the western part of the state, the frost was tbe most severe. Excessive rainfalls occurred in the James river valley and severe thunder storms. The increase in precipitation in this part of the state for June was from 3 to 6 more than normal. The following excessive rainfalls were reported: 4.63 inches in 22 hours, on tbe 10th and 11th, at, Ashley 3.80 inches in 24 hours, on the 10th, at Jamestown 3.50 inches in 17 hours, on the 5th, at For man 2.85 inches in 2% hours, on tbe 10th at Gallatin 2.85 inches in 24 hours, on the 11th, at Lakota 2.58 inches in 24 hours, on the 5th, at Grand Rapids 2.00 inches in two hours, on the 9tb, at Graf ton 1.50 inches in bour, on the 14tb, at Sykeston. From .the 1st to the 11th high winds, mostly from the north to east prevailed. On the early morning of the 11th a very severe storm, of tornado characteristics, passed over the northern portion of tbe state, the observer at Churoh's Ferry, Ramsey county, reporting that it struck that town at 12:45 a. m., accompanied by heavy thunder, lightning, rain and hail, doing considerable damage. At Cando, Towner county, about 14 miles north of Church's Ferry, several buildings were blown down and persons injured. Temperature (degrees) Monthly mean, 60.5. Highest monthly mean 67.0 at Fargo lowest monthly mean, 55.2, at White Earth. Maximum temperature, 94, at Wood bridge, on the 12tb mini mum temperature, 28, at Hope, on the 3rd. Preoipitation (inches)—Monthly mean 3.35. Greatest monthly fall, 7.44, at Ashley least monthly fall, 1.62, at Minto. Departure of mean precipitation from the normal, minus 0.18 inch. Hail—Bismarck, 10th and 11th Daw son and Grand Rapids, 26th and 27th Forman, 24th Fort Stevenson and Galla tin, 10th Grpfton and Woodbridge, 11th Milton and St. John, 27th. MEETING THE SETTLERS. General Desire for Loading Plat forms.—The Railroad Commis sioner* Abroad. Bottineau Free Lance: Messrs. Walsh, Harmon and Slotten, railroad commis sioners, accompanied by Judge Edg erley, their secretary,* J. B. Wineman of Grand Forks, and others, came into town on a special, Wednesday evening, on their semi-annual tour of inspection. At the depot they were met by a large number of citizens, who presented them with a petition signed by over two hundred residents, asking for a platform for load ing grain into cars. After looking over the ground and locating a suitable place for a platform, they had a general talk with the citizens from which we learned that the law passed by the special ses sion of the legislature is claimed to be inoperative owfng to the fact that it was not included in the call m-.de by the governor, and that the legislature had no power to act upon other than those ques tions. i5ut in this, as in all other ques tions, there are two opinions, some hold ing that the legislature had power to pass such acts as they deemed advisable for the best interests of the state. How ever this may be there is no doubt that the railroads will take advantage of the situation and delay acting as long as pos sible. Before their departure, tbe com missioners expressed themselves as favor able to the platform scheme and promised to do all in their power to have it erected. Mr. Harmon of Mandan, looked out over our location, taking in the mountains, and expressed himself as having never seen a prettier place. Turning from the beauties of nature, he gobbled onto a pocketful of her products in tbe shape of wheat which, in the ignorance of our ways, he supposed to be No. 1 bard, but wishing to get the opinion of our elevator men on the quality, was told it was no grade. Although very much surprised, he said he would take it with him. They made inquiry as to the distance of Lake Metigoehe, its size and its fish. They thought it would be a good scheme to stock it with fish. Mr. Harmon thought that black bass would thrive well these waters. Having extended their visit to the utmost limit of their time, they took their departure, leaving our town in its usual serene state of mind. Working for Burke. Indications are that the republican managers of tbe county are quietly work ing for a delegation who will be bound up for Gov. Burke at Fargo. It is re ported that the plan is not to openly de mand instructions for this purpose, but to get the right kind of men on the dele gation who will favor the corporation candidate. No instructions will be asked for, because it is feared that if the con vention was asked to instruct tbe dele gates for Mr. Burke, there would be a large sized difficulty in getting the in structions through. Stutsman county farmers who vote for delegates who will in turn vote for the re-nomination of Gov. Burke, will only aid in giving the elevator monopoly a still longer lease of life. The men who have received per sonal favors and honors from the gov ernor are now the leading spirits in seek ing his renomination. It is plain enough that he is not the free choice of the ma jority of the party in the state, and if nominated his election iB generally ques tioned. He ib not a statesman, he vetoed the chief measure passed by tbe legisla ture in the interests of farmers and indi vidual shippers of grain, he signed every extravagant appropriation bill for new institutions, he is hand-in-glove with every monopoly that thrives in North Dakota, and is aiding the unlawful sale ofjschool lands. Gov. Burke is any thing but the candidate to head a win ning ticket this fall. The Alert believes that the Stutsman county delegates will not be led into the trap of supporting him. The men who are working for him are under obligations by favors received in the past. The asylum force is to be used in getting Burke delegates in the first city ward. The slate is put up for nearly all the precincts. The party bosse^are for him the railroad, and the office holders. The people are mostly opposed to him. There was a farmers' picnic Saturday at Ypsilanti, which was well attended. ttf TV* BIB IMPROVEMENTS, What a New Hampshire Celebrity Sees In North Dakota. Major H. B. Vial of Keene, N. H., who is visiting relatives in Jamestown, is prominent in New Hampshire politics. He is reported as being the probable nominee on the democratic ticket for governor, and as that state is classed as one of the close states, it is caul that Mr. Vial's chances are unusually bright, owing to his large personal popularity. Several times he has been elected mayor of Keene, a largely republican commun ity, and one of the wealthiest of the old cities of New England. Mr. Vial is interested in North Dakota real estate, and expects to become a still heavier investor. He says the last large area of cheap lands in the United States is taken, and that North Dakota alone has about the best of what is left. He Bees a steady improvement in the coun try, all the way from Minnesota to Jamestown. The towns have grown, and the farms become more numerous,and bet ter improved. Mr. Vial is greatly pleased with the out look for rapid development of North Dakota. Railroad Rumblings. Train No. 3 will stop at tbe DawBon platform to discharge or take on passen gers. A postoffice has been established at Brinsmade, Benson county, on the J. & N. Branch. The reported extension of the Northern Pacific from Cooperstown is still hang ing fire. J. W. See of the Missouri division force of bridge builders, is working on this division at present. The mosquitoes are so thick on the Missouri river bridge, that the engineers are obliged to blow their whistles to scare them off the track. Trouble from weeds and grass in ob structing the running of traiDS on the branch lines, is decreasing. Section men have been using the scythe. Tom Sloan: The .report that I shot two tramps at Valley City is all wrong. We only threw stoneB at them to make them come off tbe top of the coaches. Quite a number of empty etoctc cars have been going west the past few days, and heavy shipments of western cattle to tbe eastern markets are expected to begin soon. Some shipments of etock have already been made, several cars of sheep going east yesterday. The following officers were elected last night at tbe regular meeting of Fargo lodge. Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers: Master, P. T. Bolgen Vice master, J. L. Schempf Secretary, P. R. Jones Collector, S. Zwight Receiver, Snyder. Freight business is getting heavier in all directions. Additional trains have been put on. A few early shipments of western cattle are being made. The shipments during this season will reach about 180,000, or about 20,000 less than last year, of which the Northern Pacific carried 147,000. The shipment of sheep and horses will be about the same as last year. It is said that the washouts on the Great Northern read which have now been repaired have cost a great deal of money, and have been the means of los ing to the road a large amount of freight and passenger traffic. The Northern Paoific is reported to have received con siderable business in the freight line, on account of the interruption to the Great Northern train service. Advices have been received by tbe pas senger department of the Northern Pa cific intimating that that road has been selected as the official route of the Odd Fellow delegations to the meeting of the sovereign grand lodge to be held in Port land, Or., in tbe early part of September. The party will number seyeral hundred delegates and will require two or three special trains. It is the purpose of the delegation to visit the Yellowstone Park and other points of interest along the line of the Northern Pacific. Passengers are kicking hard because the J. & N. train, when it is a few minutes late, loses the eastern connec tion at this place. Yesterday there were half a dozen passengers who had to wait over, until 10:30 p. m. or tbe next day because the branch train was 15 minutes behind time. The difficulty is to learn bow late tbe branch train is. After it leaves Melville there is no telegraph station and no means of telling how much of a delay there will be as a good deal of switching is necessary between this point andMelville. Passengers think the east bound train ought to wait for half an hour at least, as there is plenty of time on the schedule to lose. August Weather. Records of the weather bureau show that the mean temperature of the month of August, taken at Bismarck tor 17 years, was 68. The warmest August was in 1878, average 71 the coldest in 1885, with an average of 62. The highest temperature in the month was 105 on the 8th, ioi 1876, the lowest, 34 on the 31st, in 1886. The average number of cloudy dayswas'4, pkrtly cloudy 13, cloudless 13. Average rainfall 2.19 inches. From the above reoord of August weather it would appear highly probable that thiB year's August is likely to be favorable throughout to the crops now growing, and whioh fact will prove of such wide benefit to tbe state. WORK TILL SNOW FLIES. The Soo will Get as Much Work Done This Year as Possible. B. P. Tilden who has charge of the engineering and construction work on the Soo is now directing the movements of a large force of men. Grading is going on at a number of different places on the line between Valley City and Carrington, a distance of about 68 miles Graders are at work in Foster, Stutsman and Barnes counties. The present in tention of the company in the construc tion of the line west of Carrington this season, is not known, but it is believed that about 20 miles of grade will be built and possibly the same extended as far as tbe Mouse river. Work is likely to be continued as long as weather permits. Mr. Tilden says the road is being con structed in tirst'Class style, the bed being well raise3 from the surface, and cuts avoided where ever possible. The Soo line through North Dakota will be comparativelytfree from snow drifts in winter. The track crosses the Jim River at the head of Arrowwood lake on a bridge 1,600 feet long. The right of way agents are reporting good progress although they are con fronted with some unexpected difficulties from individuals who have suddenly 6et high values on land that could not be sold before. The intention of the com pany is to do all that the law requires in getting the road through, and leave the settlement of excessive claims for damage to tbe courts and fairness of the juries. A Bed River Crop Shortage. Fargo Argus: "Lying won't help mat ters. The crop will be no larger," said J. S. Weibie, a bonanza farmer of Traill county, who is stopping at tbe Columbia, "by stating that is a repetition of last year. Farmers have been talking too much about the large crop which is to be harvested this year. The fact of the matter is that that the crop in the Red river valley will be 40 per cent smaller than that of last year. The crop of 1891 was something extraordinary and not likely to find repetition in that of 1892. Farmers are too anxious to have a large crop and are trying to make the world believe that the Red river valley cant run out such unusual crops every year. I believe that if they told the truth the price of wheat would not now be where it is, but at a figure nearer ite worth. About 33 per cent of the wheat in the valley is but a few inches high. Some of it will be ready to cut about Aug. 25, and harvesting will be general by Sept. 1, but by tbe 15th there will be one-third of the crop yet to cut. I have doubts if it is even cut unless it is cut by frost. "Men are coming in for haying now, but very slowly. Harvest hands have read in the papers that harvesting is at least two weeks behind hand and they are holding off and will not come in any great num bers before the 10th of August." For the W. C. T. U. Column. Devils Lake News: Commissioner Re gan was importuned too much this week by a blind pig bartender, to pay an alleged balance of farm wages which Re gan denied. To bring matters to a close, Mr. Regan proceeded vi et armis, and af terwards was beard asking for tbe near est justice. He found Judge Duell and gave himself up before the strikee bad time to put on officers costs. Five dol lars and justice's costs was all Regan bad to pay, but he is said to have obtained twice that amount in "satisfaction." Fargo Forum: Cass county this year has spent thousands of dollars in hunt ing down the sellers of liquor, and about twenty men have been put in jail for the violation of the law. There does not seem to be either law or justice in send ing men to jail for three months for sell ing a glass of beer for ten cents—while allowing hundreds of bottles to be sold at $1 a bottle in a bouse of illfame. Was "On to" Ogden. Turtle Mountain Times: Two years ago we charged that Ogden was an old fossd and not competent to fill the office of state superintendent. The Bottineau Free Lance and other papers took us to task for our assertions and even went so far as to cast reflections on Mrs. Eisen huth to help out their cause. But time has shown that we were right. Ogden has done nothing to promote the educa tional interests of the state, but has played into the hands of rings and money powers, by tbe fraudulent sale of all the best school lands in the state. "The Best is Good Enough." Tbe man who said, "The best is good enough for me," may have been an egotist, but he had the merit of frank ness at least. The motto of "The Bur lington Route" is, "Only the best is good enough for our patrons," and acting on that motto it has tbe best track, the best grades, the best coaches, sleepers and dining cars, the best connections, the best time, and reaches all the best cities in the west. It's employes are required to be courteous and accommodating, and the management endeavors to arrange all the matters of the train ser vice so that the passenger shall feel he is receiving the best of attention, and that he is in the hands of the best railroad corporation he ever patronized. The constantly increasing business done by this line, and the popularity it has al ready acquired in the great northwest, show its motto to be a taking one. For mapB, time tables, etc., call on your local agent, or address W. J. C. Eenyon, Gen. Pass. Agent, St. Paul, Minn. Fred Lyon, son of Major Lyon, is making a short visit in Jamestown. ft 7*" •l"- 'V lT Vf 4 25c 40c 35c 35c $1.50 9c $1.00. 15c 37c PRICE. PRICE. $1.30. 50c $5.oo. Manufacturers of 4lBelleof STRONG & CHASE. CLOTHING DEPT. ODDS and ENDS SALE! THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JULY 28th, 29th AND 30th, THIS WEEK. PEAD THIS LIST OVER. If you know a good thing when you see it, it will pay you to INVESTIGATE! Gents Half Hose. In Balbriggan and Lisle Thread, 40c, 50c, 75c value. Summer Undershirts. Nice, neat and durable 75c, $1.00 and $1.25 values, for Tennis Shoes. Boys and children's have been good sellers at 50c Neckties. Tecks, 4 in hands «fe Wind sors 50c, 75c and $1 values French Flannel Shirts. Silk mixtures, fine goods, $2.50, $3 and $3.50 values Handkerchiefs. Hem stitched, fancy bord er, 15c and 25c values Kings's Perfect Fitting: Trousers 3 days AT COST 25c 40c 35c 35c SI.50 9c 3 days Base Ball Shoes. Solid sole leather soles calf trimmed. Boys Shirt Waists. Well made, good wearers, 25c value. Boys Shirt Waists. Better goods, assorted patterns 50c, 75c, 90c and $1.00 values Boys Suits. Summer weights, 12 to 18 years. Childs Suits. Light weights, knee pants, 4 years to 12 years. Russet Shoes. Congress, Dongola Goat $3.00 grade. Gloves. A good heavy working glove, worth at least $1 Patent Leather Shoes. Burt fe Packard's hand sewed,J| sold everywhere at $7.50. Remember this advertisement is from a house that only advertises what it can do, and then does exactly what it advertises. The purchase of any ot the above items will put money in your purse. STRONG & CHASE, Sl.00 15c 37c PRICE iij PRICE SI.50 50c $5.00 PRICE REGULATORS. ROLLER MILLS, RUSSELL, MILLER MILLING COMPANY, Proprietors, FLOUR AND FEED THE CELEBRATED BRANDS: Jamestown. A Patnt. Golden Northwest