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,1 il I |I1 '1 't' i- 11$ lit & 4^ & 5" f: it- 1 S?' :, $ fhe Jamestown Alert. DAILY (EXCEPT SUNDAY) & WEEKLY S The Daily Aiurt ii dultvered in the city by c» tier*, at 60 cent* a month. Daily, one year |6 jj® Daily,six mouth* 8 00 Daily, three months 1 50 Weekly, one year 00 Weekly, six months 1 00 W. R. KELI.OGG. THE Fargo Forum correspondent does not give the recent republican state can didates' banquet in this city, very favorable report, for the Forum says that neither of the senators were present, and that Governor Burke was the only state nominee "that lifted the occasion from a dead level." While the propriety of banqueting state candidates before an election that may mean slaughter instead of victory can be questioned, and while the event failed to create the enthusiasm for the Cbndidates personally or the ticket gen erally that was expected, it is believed that other candidates present at that festive occasion, are fully, if not more, entitled to credit for winning abilities than Governor Burke. It is a subject of common remark that Governor Burke is not the strongest candidate on the ticket. He needs more defense, and more effort to whip the voters inlo line for him than any other candidate except the treas urer. There were other gentlemen present at the banquet equally as strong in their own localities, and much stronger throughout the state than the executive. Now, that attention has been called to the fact, end comparisons made, it is be lieved that any one of the nominees for railroad commissioner who attended the banquet, can hold their own with Gov ernor Burke iD tli9 election. Take, for instance, Hon. W. G. Lockhart of Dickey county, an enterprising citizen, who knows the real situation of the farmers, their needs and rights in the com munity. He has been a grain buyer, and is is acquainted with the many obstacles that hedge about the sale of the farmer's crop. Take Hon. Chas. Wilbur of Rolla, a banker. He is acquainted with the necessities of the farmer by personal experience, and is a shrewd. careful man, who is reported popular in his county despite the preju dice that attaches to money-loaning in localities where the sharp pinch of ne cessity makes the borrower bend the knee. There is Hon. N. C. Lawrence of Stark county, a merchant and general dealer in farmers' supplies, posted on the needs of this agricultural region, and the obstructions to making a decent livili hood on the prairies. There is no farmer on the ticket, it is true, and no farmer could come to the banquet as a candi date, but the above nominees are men well known in other banche3 of business and quoted as Equally strong their dis tricts as the executive in his county and in the state. The other gentlemen who were present as candidates were Messrs Wal ker of Barnes, and Fancher of Stutsman. In fairness to the other gentlemen and in the interest of truth, The Alert would refute the statement, that the dead level of the banquet was raised by the presence of any one candidate, to the manifest disadvantage of otherl. JUST a month ago the country was in the throes of a cholera scarce. People were calling upon the authorities to pro tect them against the dreadful scourge at any cost. In New York harbor great steamers were lying quarantined, while the uninfected passengers were guarded in camps and military strictness governed all. The stream of immigration had been stopped as a precaution. At that all rejoiced, says the Pioneer Press, and the common wonder was that we could have been so careless ot our interests and our safety in the past. Never again, men said, after this rude awakening that might cost us so dear, could we be in different to our safety. The event had assured us abetter lookout on our coasts and at our ports, and meant the sifting of immigration, that only those whom we ought to desire to receive might come. And when it was announced that the cholera had boen stamped out in New York, that there were no more cases on shipboard, that the country was safe, millions uttered their relief. And now, a few weeks later, we are going on our ways as if such a thing as cholera had never been heard of, and as if it had merely whisked by us like a comet, unpleasantly close, and vanished into space. We have forgotten the dan ger that is at our doors as really as it was when women and children suffered hardships willingly that a nation might be preserved from deadly attack. The ban on immigration is lifted. The flood is raising to its full height again. Quar antine is maintained as it is in ordinary times, and the bill of health of a vessel is examined, but all sorts and conditions of men are coming tons from all the na tions under the sun with the slightest possible supervision, and with no ade quate protection against the germs of disease that they may bring with them. IN HIS recent speech at the Ophir farm country mansion of Whitelaw Reid, Mr. Blaine again attempted to play Upon the race prejudices of Irishmen. It was one of the old campaign tricks that has lost its pull, beoanse everybody sees how it is dcfcie and why it is done. Mr. Blaine I •aid that to him one of the mysteries of American politics was how Irishmen could vote for the trade policy which ia so ardently desired by Great Britain. He continued: I know appeal has been frequently made to the Irish voters, but I make it with emphasis now, for I am unwilling to believe that with the light of the knowl edge before them they will deliberately be on the side of their former oppressors. I think I shall rely on my good friend Egan, the brilliant and successful minis ter to Ohile, whom I feel especially glad to meet at Mr. Bead's table this evening. I think I must rely on bim to intercede with his countrymen." Commenting upon this, the Chicago News says: Mr. Blaine labors under a mistake. The scepter has departed out of the hand of Mr. Egan. Besides, the questions of protection or tariff for revenue only are not to be settled by prejudices born of old-world politics. Should Amerioa adopt a policy that would indirectly ben efit England, it would be because that policy is best for Amerioa. "The tariff issue involves only the question, 'What is beet for America?' not 'What is most damaging to England MB. HAIJN, who has oharge of the speakers' bureau of the national republi can committee, was recently engaged, says the Washington Post, in conversa tion with Mr. Smalley, who runs the speakers' bureau of the national democratic committee, and incidentally remarked that not less than 20,000 men were making campaign speeches throughout the country that very night. Mr. Smalley coincided with Mr. Hahn in this statement, and these two gentlemen are certainly in a position that enables them to form an intelligent opinion on the subject. The spell-binders, big and little, are unquestionably out in force and there is an immense amoimt of talking going on but the talking, voluminous as it is, doesn't begin to compare with the think ing in which the public mind is en grossed. The people listen to what is said, but as a rule they are not vocifer ously proclaiming what they thinic. They feel competent to judge for them selves, and will vote according to their self-formed convictions. The secret ballot means a silent ballot. It upsets all stereotyped methods of calculation, discredits all the old-fashioned signs, and puts th« bookmakers in a quandary. THE James River Valley Fair, the firet agricultural and stock exhibit ever at tempted for this part of the state, proves that a long-felt want is to be filled by an exhibition of this kind in James town. Although the association is but a few weeks .old, and the project contem plated scarcely three weeks, yet a great deal has been accomplished in a short time. Grounds have been secured, fenced, and stalls erected for the shelter of stock, Suitable buildings have also been built, whose chief objection is that they are not large enough to contain the exhibits offered. The farmers of the valley have sent in their flocks and herds, their poultry, and land products, not so much for competitive prizes, as to show the deep interest they feel in the fair. Tbe exhibits of vegetables, grains and grasses testify abundantly to tbe marvellous ce lerity of the forces of nature in maturing her products of the soil in this climate. The future fairs of the James river val ley are well begun. With time and means adequate to the undertaking, tbe association will doubtless be in position next year to offer inducements to tbe amusement-loving and loyal residents of the state, which will result in the grand est display of products and the largest reunion of farmers and their families ever seen in North Dakota. THE low prices of wheat still prevail. The visible supply of 60,000,000 bushels, and the continued large receipts are having a very depressing effect on the market. Referring to what is considered the cause of the decline the Minneapolis Market Record says: In the last ninety days the eight lead ing primary wheat markets of the west have received approximately 100,000,000 bushels of wheat, or nearly 15,000,000 bushels more than for the same time last year and more than 00,000,000 bushels more than for the same time two years ago. It is that excess of wheat coming into sight tbat has broken down prices. If wheat had moved from the farm in this country no faster this season than usual with exports as large as they have been this season, there would now be practi cally no visible supply, instead of the 59,000,000 bushels that we now have. The big movement and consequent big visi ble, are the leading items among the causes of wheat selling below 70c this season. The exports from this country have been about 26,000.000 bushels since Sept. 1. against 32,000,000 bushels last year. Then wheat was 25c. a bushel higher than it is now, showing that exports hinge altogether upon other conditions than high prices or low. THE dsdication of tbe great World's fair was fittingly and commensurately accomplished. The civic parade was one of the greatest in tbe history of marching peaceful processions, in this country. War is not extinguished among the races of men, as yet, and so the armies of the United States and a great display of military power was plso seen. But it is believed that those warlike trappings, found in the dedication of a peaceful event that unites the people of all con tinents in commerce and friendship in stead of separating them for slaughter, were simply an illustration of a natural pride in strength and glory of youth. Chicago has been a breathing point for patriotism this week. The orations have i, f""r 7 been stirring and oatne from true Ameri cans. Tbe leading orator, a southern man, Henry Watterson, spoie on the theme, as only a wise and loyal citizen of Ameri ca could. He represents the emancipated south, the new confederacy, whose object iB preservation of the Union instead of division. The World's fair has been correctly and splendidly inaugurated. THE St. Paul Pioneer Press says the declineof oratorical power in this country has been a subject of regretful com ment. Looking back to the impassioned eloquence of revolutionary times and to the era of tbe great debaters in congress prior to the outbreak of the civil war, we have felt sometimes that the gift to stir and move the multitude had passed away, to return only with the onward sweep of another wave of that deep emotion which is essential to true oratory as is the in tellectual power. But one who reads the orations delivered at the dedication of the Columbian exposition buildings at Chicago must feel that what we have needed is not anew birth, but tbe occa sion that should call into existence the latent power of our race. When tbat i^ given, the tongue is loosened and the golden stream flows free. Neither the power ot intellect nor tbe power of ex pression has suffered loss, and America has orators worthy the greatest ages of her story. APPARENTLY, the first test of the long distance telephone between Chicago and New York has been amply satisfactory The mayor of Chicago and tbe mayor of Gotham have exchanged compliments over the wire and "The Star Spangled Banner" played into one end of the line has been heard as it emerges at the other end nearly a thousand miles away. The News Record says that in a few days business men of all sorts will be using tbe 'phone for hurried confabs. It will cost something. Conversation at $9 for five minutes is a high priced commodity. But how often have merchants and others doing business on an extensive scale paid their fares to i\ew York and back for 4 conference involving the use of but little more time? The new 'phone will at least enable them to save some thing in tips for Pullman porters and a great deal more in the way of time. THE death of Mrs. Harrison, while not unexpected, brings keen sorrow to the president and a tinge of sadness to the nation. She was an ideal American woman, wife and mother, and in her closing hours showed a christian forti tude such as has been exhibited through all her suffering. She died peacefully, and a tender smile on her countenance sought to ease the anguish which pierced the hearts of those wbo loved her. The people of the United States, regardless of political divisions, sympathize deeply with President Harrison and the stricken family. THE education of the people in the use of the Australian ballot is going on all over the state. Several candidates are printing in tbe newsnapers, as advertise ments, the portion of the ballot which will contain their names, and calling on their friends to mark their ballots for the person named in the advertisement. In the Third judicial district Judge Mc Connell has bad published, for informa tion of voters, the portion of the ballot in which be is named as the candidate, showing the proper way to mark the ballot. AN estimate of tbe probable vote of North Dakota for governor, published "by the Fargo Commonwealth, credits Short ridge with a majority of fifty in Stuts man county. Local independents claim this figure is not large enough, while the leading republicans maintain that tbe majority will be for Burke, though by a narrow margin. MICHIGAN'S electoral vote will be cast by congressional districts, the supreme court of the United States having up held the constitutionality of the Miner law. Cleveland will thus have severa votes in Michigan—unless a republican cyclone strikes the state and overturns all precedents, which is not probable. THE Pembina Democrat has issued a French edition, and promises that if suf ficient patronage is received the paper will be published permanently. The Democrat says there are 232 French families in Pembina county, and many in other parts of tbe state. BUTTE is making a strong fight to se cure tbe state capital of Montana, and tbe Daily Miner grows enthusiastic over tbe prospect of securing the prize from Helena. North Dakota is not the only state where capital removal is sometimes agitated. STATE SENATOR WORST'S statement at a recent republican meeting, that "the legislature of this state can enact no laws that the railroads will respect or obey," is a bad statement to announce from a public platform. The people of the state do not believe that. NOTWITHSTANDING the education sup posed 'co be necessary in voting the Australian ballot a man does not hf.ve to know bow to write to vote. All he has to do is to maKe bis mark. SEVEN Pennsylvania editors are run ning for congress this fall, and as each has a good show of election the country is believed to be safe. ... ^foWifrl 4 THE registration in New York eity is the greatest ever known, and it is as serted that the total vote of tbe metrop olis will reaoh the tremendous figure of 340,000. THE death of Mrs. Harrison is now ex pected at any moment, the dispatches announcing that tbe distinguished in valid is nearing tbe end. NORTH DAKOTA is not bragging about her big crops this fall, but still pointB with pride to her magnificent October weather. CARDS have been received announcing the marriage of M. L. Ayers of the Dick inson Press, to Miss Alice Kinney of Vermont. OFFICIAL BALLOT. Full List of Candidates to be Voted For Nov. 8th. The secretary of state has certified to the county auditor the complete and cor rected list of names which are to be placed on the Australian ballots, for presidential electors, member of con grass and state oflcers, and the prepara tion of tbe official tickets,including candi dates for all county offices to be filled at tbe coming election, has been com menced. The ticket bears the heading of four parties, republican, democratic, independent and independent-prohibi tion. Where the candidates of two or more parties are tbe same, tbe names are repeated on tbe ticket, with the proper party designation after each name. In the following list,however,The Member of congress—Hans A. FOBS, independent M. N. Johnson, republican and independent-prohibition James F. O'Brien, democrat. Governor—Andrew H. Burke, repub lican Eli C. 1). Shortridge, independent and democrat. Lieut.-Governor—C. A. M. Spencer, republican Elmer D. Wallace, democrat, independent and independent-prohibi tion Secretary of state—C. M. Dahl, repub lican and independent-prohibition Kem per Peabody,democrat and independent. State auditor—Arthur W. Porter, democrat and independent C. S.Walker, republican. State treasurer—L. E. Booker, republi can Knud J. Nnmland, independent, democrat and independent-prohibition. State superintendent of public instruc tion—J. M. Devine, republican Laura J. Eisechuth, independent and demo crat. Commissioner of insurance—James Cudbie, (independent and democrat F. B. Fancher, republican. Commissioners of railroads—Peter Cameron, independent, democrat and in dependent-prohibition N. C. Lawrence, republican W. G. Lockhart,republican Nels P. Rasmussen, independent and democrat Benjamiu B. Stevens, inde pendent, democrat and independent-pro hibition C. F. Wilbur, republican. Attorney General—P. H. Rourke, re publican William H. Standisb, inde pendent, democrat and independent-pro hibition. Commissioner of agriculture—D. H. McMillan, republican GeorgeE. Adams, democrat and independent. Judge of supreme court—Guy C. H. Corliss, republican, democrat and inde pendent. State Senator—Bailey Fuller, republi can George Lutz, democrat. Members house of representatives Owen A.Boynton, republican F. 4 Alert gives tbe name of each candidate only once, with tbe title of the party nominating or endorsing. This is for the purpose of saving space, and at the same time plac ing the publio in possession of a correct list of all candidates in tbe field. Presidential electors—J. R. Clark, J. J. Wamberg and E. L. Yeager, republican Arnvid P. Rondestvedt, William Burnett and Milton D. W ilhams, democrat and independent Amos M.Barnum,G. Sum ner Baskerville and G. J. Omland, inde pendent-prohibition. A.Car- ley, independent E. F. Horn, democrat and independent D. E. Hughes, demo crat George Wright, republican. Judge of district court—Roderick Rose, democrat and "by paper." Sheriff—T. C. Barrett, democrat J. J. Eddy, republican. County treasurer—C.* R. Flint, demo crat R. C. Gott, independent J. J. Roper, republican. County auditor—C. A. Klaus, demo crat John F. Yeanum, republican. Register of deeds—C. L. Holmes, inde pendent Chas. E. McElroy, republican G. L. McGregor, democrat. Clerk of district court—T. F. Branch, republican J. P. Fitzgerald, democrat O. S. Franklin, independent. States attorney—Marion .Conklin, democrat Samuel L. Glaspell, republi can. Coroner—F. E. Tborald, republican, democrat pnd independent. County judge—Fredrus Baldwin, re publican J. Purcell Baker, democrat. County surveyor—Fred W. Wanner, republican. Assessor, 1st district—W. H. Dennison, democrat N. C. Shaver, independent M. W. Wright, republican. Justices of the peace—M.J. Barrett, democsot and republican B. F. Bigelow, republican A. C. Conant, republican Ger. C. Eager, republican and democrat P. V. Fellows, independent W. L. Hall, independent William MoGibbon, demo crat Richard Pendray, independent O. D. Weston, democrat. Constables—Walter Bowes, independ ent U. T. Carpenter, independent Geo. Craven, independent Roger Conners, democrat Geo. D. Dewey, independent R. E. Giese, democrat end republican William Hart, democrat John Moroney, democrat Oscar J. Seiler, republican M. Sinclair, republican James Smith, republican. County commissioner, 1st district—E. J. Gleason, republican J. W.Goodrich, independent Alsofi Wells, democrat. When Nature Needs assistance it may be best to ren der it promptly, but one should remem ber to use even the most perfect remedies only when needed. The best and most simple and gentle remedy is tbe Syrup of Figs, manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. '-n|kta"^ bet^~ u-nw^*»"i"W* In Addition We Have Oall and Examine Mr. Standish sayB SHAW & CO. JAMESTOWN, N. D. We |were hapily surprised with the grand success of fair week the crowds that filled our store was' a proof of our having a reputation, the 15 sales-people we had with us could not attend to one-half their wants, so we will start another sale and will prove to the people that we are working for their interest as well as ours. Plush Garments, we start at We Have Another Plush Garment If you want the fine ones there is where we shine, as we have a large stock and at very low prices. Cloaks of all kinds at prices to please you. Quality that is the best and style that makes the gar ment best made. Call and let us show this line to you. SHAW & CO. LEADERS IN LOW PRICES FOR RELIABLE GOODS. A full and complete line of FUR and PLUSH ROBES, and HORSE BLANKETS, which we feel confident that we can sell for less money than they can be bought for elsewhere. Before purchasing elsewhere. You can save MONEY if that will be any object to you. BERT L. FELLOWS, Jamestown, N. Dak. WAGONS. WAGONS. WAGONS. Just received a car load of the celebrated Newton Coil Spring Buggies Road and Two Seated Wagons. Every wagon fully guaranteed. BALDWIN BROS., City Drug Store. Jamestown, N. D. DON'T SELL YOUR FARM PRODUCTS, 'POTATOES. APPLES, ONION8, ETC.,, In car lots or less, before writing us. We can handle youri products to the beat advantage. We refer to Commercial Agencies or will famish bank reference on application. JOHN H. VOGELSANG & GO. "£,2&E |Flittie vs. Standish. Secretary of State Flittie in «D inter view with the May vilie Tribune anent the criticism of Mr. Standish, in the Grand Forks Herald, says: tbat my pamphlet containing the election laws, gives sec tion 1486 of tbe '87 code ns the legal qualifications of voters. Mr. Standish is in error, not the pamphlet. It contains on the first page after the introductory the constitutional provisions for voting then follows the Australian law and former actB relative to the subject. Arti cle 1, Chapter 14, Code of 1887 is printed in full and sucb sections thereof as are not in force are carefully pointed out on pagM 23, besides which section 1846, on page 37, which he quotes has a plain foot note annexed to it reading as follows: [No. 6—The provisions of tbe above section changed by constitution. See constitutional provision page 5, this vol ume.] No person wbo can read and compre hend English except, possibly, a certain candidate for attorney general, can mis understand it. The correct constitu tional^ provisions as to tbe qualification of voters are given in the most prominent place in the pamphlet to catch the at tention A Sensible Man Would use Kemp's Balsam for the Throat and Lungs. It is curing more cases 0( coughs, colds, asthma, bronchitis, croup, and all Throat and Lung troubles, than any other medicine. The proprietor bas authorized any druggist to give you a sample bottle free to convince you of the merit of this great remedy. Large bot tles 60c. and 81. $ tun '111 '^rii ,. ,i •,W5)i"'J5i^ 0 0 W $5.00 $9.95 O O JAMESTOWN, N. D. Butterich's Patterns are the only sure Pattern made. SAY! LOOK HERE! Do you read your paper each week? We have Just Opened A complete stock of SADDLERY and HARNESS, one door south of the City Drug Store, and we are prepared to fur-* nish you with everything you need for the Horse and Barn.