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FUSION VICTORY CONCEDED.
The Entire Fusion Ticket Wilis in North Dakota by a Good Majority. Except That M. N. Johnson May Pull Through for Congress. Farmers Vote in Favor of a New Deal in the State's Affairs. The official count of the state election has not yet been made, but enough is known to warrant the statement that the entire independent state ticket is elected by a majority of from 1,000 to 3,000, ex cepting possibly congressman and secre tary of state. The republicans claim that Congressman Johnson is re-elected by a small plurality over FOBS and O'Brien also that Dahl, the republican candidate for secretary of state, is elected by about two hundred rotes. It is possible, however, that O'Brien, the democratic candidate, for congress will beat Johnson a few hundred votes. There is some talk of contesting Johnson's seat if he is declared elected, on account of the voting of Indians in the Devils Lake reservation and frauds in the count. The latest information is that the legislature is republican on joint ballot, by a majority of twelve. The fusionists have been celebrating their great victory in many parts of the state, and their officials are preparing to move to Bismarck to take possession of the offices. They expect to live there the year around and not leave them selves open to the charge of neglect of public busiuess by being absent the greater part of the time and by entrust ing affairs to clerks. The election of a republican legislature will probably mean that a republican United States senator will be chosen for the next six years. Party lines are loosely drawn, however, in North Dakota at this time, and there area number of republicans who may vote with the in dependents, and a number of independ ents and democrats who may likewise vote outside of party nominees. It is therefore difficult to tell at present just what influence a party caucus or party nomination will have in the election of senator. Election Echoes. Governor-elect Shortridge is named "Eli." Johnson ran 338 votes ahead of Burke in Cass oounty. Richland county gave the independ ents 700 majority. Senator McGillivray is re-elected in the Dickinson district. At Fort Totten, Indians voted 109 republican and 11 democratic. One of the surprises of the election is that Montana went republican. Whitelaw Reid's own district in New York gave a democratic majority. The entire republican ticket was elect ed in Burleigh county, except their can didate for sheriff. In the 26th legislative district Dwyer and. Lvons are defeated and the republi can candidates elected. As a result of Cleveland's election, several applicants for Postmaster Smith's job are reported in the Held. Jud LaMoure was elected to the sen ate from his old district, notwithstand ing the defeat of his party ticket in the same district. With George Wright for representa tive end Monroe Wright for assessor, it may be assumed that Stutsman county is all right this fall. E. T. Kearney reported Wednesday as the happiest day in his life. He had a smile all over his face and was frequently heard to remark—"I told you so." Dr. Bentley is spoken of for speaker of the house at Bismarck this winter, and Seth Newman of Cass, is being sug gested for chairman of the judiciary com mittee. Republican: We are licked, fair and honestly, and I say amen. Am glad they kftve everything so that the responsi bility will rest with them. If they fail turn 'em out. 1 In Foster oonnty Ralph Hall is elected to the legislature, and A. C. Sanford of 'Wells county, is also elected ss the other member from that district. Both are democrats. State Senator Patch holds over. In LaMoure county, Dieeem, republi can candidate for the honse, is defeated by 60 votes, although he iB reported to have ran that number ahead of his ticket. Shortridge carries the county. State Senator Kinter holds over. The independent electoral, legislative and state tickets carry Sargent oounty by 60 majority. Of the oounty officers the republioHos get only four—auditor, probate judge, states attorney and sheriff. Devils Lake Inter-Ocean: It was in Walsh oounty—Roger Allin's home that the fusion ticket got the greatest majority, notwithstanding the fact that Mr. Allin did his utmost to hold them in line for the republican ticket. Three vears ago the vote in this state for governor-was John Miller, rep., 25, 366 W. N. Roach, detn., 12,733 Miller's majority, 12,632. Two years ago the figures were A. H. Burke, rep., 19,053 Roach, dem., 12,604 Muir, ind., 4,281 Burke's majority, 2,168. The constitutional amendment relative to increasing state debt limit is believed to be defeated. Cass county gives 562 majority against the amendment. In many counties no attention WHS paid to it, those who did vote upon the amend ment generally voting no. C. S. Walker's small majority in this county for state auditor is not the result of personal unpopularity, but due rather to the wide and favorable acquaintance enjoyed in tbe community by his oppo nent. Mr. Porter, who was formerly a resident of Jamestown. In Sargent county, Mr. Walker was the only repub lican who received a majority. The close contest between W. E. Beau mont and Peter Fried for assessor in the Third district, shows the popularity of both men. Many friends of the former in Jamestown regret his defeat, but it was not unexpected bv Mr. Beaumont himself, who told an Alert representa tive before election that he had little hope of winning over so strong's man as the democratic candidate. Fargo Argus: The republicans will have a good majority in the next legisla ture. The new senate stands 21 repub licans, 7 democrats and 2 independents. The new house stands 33 republicans, 11 democrats, 10 straight independents, 5 democratic independents and 3 republi can independents. On joint ballot the legislature stands 53 republicans, 18 democrats, 12 straight independents, 5 democratic independents, 3 republican independents and Jud LaMoure. At Valley City Monday night the demo crats and independents bad a large rati fication meeting and a good time generally. Some twenty-five or thirty from this city atteuded in their campaign regalia and carried tlambeaua. All report having had a jolly time and to have enjoyed themselves immensely. Most of those attending from this city returned on an early morning train and immediately sought a little rest. Which undoubtedly was needed. It is under stood that all the material for fire works and the flambeaus, was not used at Valley City and that a jubilee will be held in Jamestown soon to celebrate the success of tbe state and national tiokets. B. S. Russell to some joyous inde pendents: Young men there is an old proverb that is called to mind by tbe event you are pleased with. It is, "In the days of prosperity be joyful, and in the days of adversity consider." I can remember every presidential election since 1828, but none do I recollect when the two leading candidates for the presidency were so equal in public esti mation as safe men for the country. That fsbt, 1 think, has bad a great deal to do with Cleveland's election. But I think, as The Alert said last night, there is a prevailing feeling of unrest through out the country, and a ohange for some thing better than present conditions is demanded. Secretary Joy of the democratic state committee, gives tbe following estimates of the vote ia the various counties on governor: Majorities for Burke: Benson (including Indians) 197, Burleigh 250, Cass 400, Emmons 100, Foster 23, Kidder 150, Logan 50, McHenry 100, Mcintosh 100, Morton 150, Pierce 57, Ramsey 70, Ransom 26, Rolette 100, Stark 150, Stuts man 60, Towner 100, Traill 200, Ward 100 Majorities for Shortridge: Barnes 236, Bottineau 149, Cavalier 533, Dickev 150, Grand Forks 160. Griggs 100, LaMoure 135, MoLean 41, Nelson 150. Pembina 300, Richland 500, Sargent 28, Steele 150, Walsh 1,450, Wells 8. The Buike major ities aggregate 2.383, and those for Short ridge 4.090, leaving an apparent majority, according to these figures of 1,707 for Shortridge. Mr. Joy is confident that later returns cannot change thes* figures sufficiently to defeat tbe election of Shortridge and the entire fusion ticket. Fargo Argus: The latest thing in political circles discloses the fact that in case Johnson is found to have a plurality over bis opponents, friends and leaders of the populist party will insti gate a contest of bis election. They will base their grounds on tbe Indian vote at Fort Totten which is said to have num bered about 500. According to papers issued by the proper authorities at Washington a certain number of the redskins at that place were made legal voters. What the true inwardness of the matter is cannot be learned at the present, but if there is any dispute the whole proceedings will be given to the public. The way republicans express themselves on the election of Mr. John son, now that everything has gone democratic, it would seem that they would prefer a democratic representative for tbe good be might possibly accomp lish over a republican in tbe house of representatives at tbe national capital. On the other hand if Mr. Johnson has received enough votes to entitle him to a seat, he should maintain his rights and exercise every honorable means to hold it. THE CAUSES OF SUCCESS. Why the Fusion Ticket Won in North Dakota—Mar atta's Views. Senator Hansbrough's Opinion of the Result—Lounsberry Laments. Official Returns of the Vote Cast in Stutsman County. The genial chairman of the democratic state committee, Capt. D. W. Marratta, was in the city Monday congratulating his friends on tbe results in tbe state and nation, and otherwise letting a smile of happiness beam all around him. Tbe captain was found in his room at the Gladstone hotel, where he met democrats and fusionists, and talked over the inci dents of the battle. Asked his opinion of the causes that led to republican de feat in this state, Chairman Marratta said: "I attribute it chiefly to two rea sons. The first was a defection of repub licans at what they believe to be the old gaug rule in the state. The next cause was that the republican campaign was poorly managed from tbe start. There were about 12,000 democratic voters in the state, whose representatives met in Fargo expecting to nominate a demo cratic ticket. The independents would concede nothing, but under the circum stances an endorsement of that ticket, excepting two presidential electors and congressman was deemed the wisest thing to do. This was for along time a source of great dissatisfaction to the paity in the state and greatly retarded united work on our part, later. If the republi cans had been shrewd, they would have widened the breech in our party by methods calculated to win Mr. Burke democratic votes. This could have been done, and many democrats puiled from the fusion ranks. Instead of this, tbe republicans did all they could, to solidify the disaffected democrats by abusing them and by representing that Gov. Shortridge was a guerilla. The organ of the republican state committee, The Argus, misrepresented tbe demo cratic leaders and then ridiculed their case. All this did the republican ticket great injury, and the opportunity to spread democratic dissensions was lost." Capt. Marratta said that his latest ad' vices from tbe close counties throughout the state indicate that O'Brien is elected by a few hundred votes over Johnson also that the senate is republican by a safe vote, but that the house is not, and that on joint ballot the legislature will be democratic or fusion. Of course this will not be fully determined until the official coont is made, and the countiea have 15 days to send that to tbe capital. Mr. Marratta claims that many votes were, withou^ doubt, not counted as in tended to be cast, because tbe judges exercised large discretion in that matter. Speaking of the Australian ballot, he said: "The legialature »will be asked to amend the law so that the names of all the candidates can tie printed in oue column, the democratic candidates under tbe democratic heading, the republican candidates under the republican head, and so on. This ia the way it is done in Wisconsin and other states. Our present ballot is very complicated, and tbe legislature ought to simplify it." Lounsberry's Lament. Col. Lounsberry, special agent of the government in the land office depart ment, is quoted in the Fargo Argus as follows: "The old soldiers may as well use their G. A. R. buttons to hitch their suspen ders on for all the good they will do tbem, politically speakinfe, iu the future. The old soldier, unless he was a con federate, will not be in it. The people have endorsed the pension vetoer, the suppression of tbe negro vote in the south and the tin plate liar. At tbe demand of the south they have voted for free trade on manufactured goods and a tariff for revenue on sugar, tea, and coffee. They have voted to place wool on the free list and to open our markets to Canadian products. And what will be the result? A few old soldiers turned out to g*aze on the commons or sent to the soldiers' home in order to make room for confederates or younger demo crats. A few more pensions denied in order to satisfy the solid south, a few men driven out of tbe sheep industry snd into competition with the farmer and the upbuilding of our manufacturing industries cheoked. "lint tbe McKinley law will not be changed except on two or three items the wild cat currency will not be restored and at the end of four years there will be nothing gained by democracy except the offices and its yiotory over the old soldiers, the black voters and the wool growers, and in the interest of the solid ®onth, made hopelessly compact for a generation to come, of course Cleveland's administration will be a good one, so far as tbe general interests of the country •re concerned, bnt there will be no comfort in it for tbe reformers who JAMESTOWN WEEKLY ALERT. VOL XVI JAMESTOWN, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17 1892 NO 16 have wrecked the republican party and made Cleveland's election possible. Who did it? What did it? Organized labor's protest against Carmegeism and Pinkertonism, the solid south and tbe two great oities did it. The populists simply gave aid and comfort to the enemy. Their votes cut little figure ex cept to swell majorities in tbe fusion states, in this state there are too many who were left for dead on other battle fields who came to life again —too much corporation interference with legislative matters and too little consideration for the masres. Of course, we will survive and the republican party will emerge from defeat stronger than ever, and wiser possibly. The republican com mittee made a good tigbt and a clean one. Had the election taken place six weeks ago tbe republicans would have been beaten two to one. VOTE OF STUTSMAN COUNTY. Official Returns from the Various I'recincts.—Wliat. the Figures Show. There has been an unusual delay in the publication of the official returns of the election, this year, due to the failure of interested parties in the several pre cincts to furnish the public anything like reliable figures in advance of the regular canvass, which was not com pleted until Monday. The Alert ob tained the vote of the four city wards in detail the morning following election, but only scattering returns came in from a majority of tbe precincts, and it was not deemed advisable to print a summary of the result until tbe figures could be given correctly. The official canvass being completed, a tabulated abstract of the returns from the entire county, show ing the number of votes received by each candidate, is publish: elsewhere in The Alert today. The totals have been carefully compared a Lid may be accepted by readers of the paper as reliable. The Harrison electors have a plurality of 125—showing Stutsman to be a safe republican county on national issues. Burke obtained only 49 majority over Shortridge, a fact which substantially endorses tbe position of The Alert dur ing the campaign. Johnson has 194 plurality over O'Brien. Fred Fancher runs considerably ahead of tbe republi can state ticket, receiving 194 majority for commissioner of insurance. Though defeated in the state, Mr. Fancher may feel proud of his home endorsement. Dahl, for secretary of state, has a ma jority of 140, McMillan 108, Devine 73, Spencer 62, Rourke 47, Walker 36, Law renoe 36, Wilbur 31 and Lockhart 20. Booker got a black eye in this county, Noniland, fusion candidate for treasurer, receiving seven majority. The Alert is especially pleased with the returns on this office, having advocated the neces sity of a new man to look after state funds. Fuller is elected to tbe senate by 74 majority, Wright has 92 plurality and Boynton 53. All the republican county ticket wins except Beaumont for assessor in the Third district, who is defeated by Peter Fried, with seven plurality. Tbe pluralities are as follows: Baldwin 300, Severn 299, Eddy 294, McElroy 196. Glaspell 173, Vennum 165, Branch 164, Roper 127, M. W. Wright 123, and Glea son 46. For justices the following have plu ralities: Eager 611, Barrett 587, Bigelow 225, Conant 198. For constables, Giese 539, Seiler 207, Smith 160 and Sinclair 137. There is a majority of 178 against the proposed constitutional amendment. Senator Hansbrough's Views. Senator Hansbrough was a west bound passenger Monday to Washington to visit his mother, who resides in that state. The senator feels confident that the new and trying situation which now faces tbe democrats in national politics will undermine and destroy them before their four years of power are over. The moment they attempt to cut dowu the tariff where it will lessen American wages and close the thousands of factories now operating un der small margins, then the people will see that free trede does not mean free living, or anything else free, and Senator Hansbrough predicts an overwhelming defeat for any such policy in 1896. He believes the republican plan is alone able to cope with the legislative difficulties now to be met. The senator predicts that the republican party will square itself with labor unions ip the country, and prove to the natioD that its claims as tbe substantial friend of the laboring men are not all hollow. He also believes the democrats can do nothing to show the labor vote any ma terial benefit for a lease of po*er. Referring to the defeat of the republi cans in the state eleetion, the senator was inclined to attribute it to the mistaken belief that the present tariff, in some way made the prices of agricultural pro ducts low. He believes that any modi fication of tbe law would demonstrate to tbe farmers that a simple tariff for reve nue only wonld not give them the relief desired. Other causes too prevailed in this state which led the people to desire a change of state administration. He believes that Gov. Shortridge will make a careful, conservative governor, and greatly disappoint the notions of some extreme partisans, that the absudities of experimental legislation would find recognition on bis part. W W I I W7T5 NOT A REPUBLICAN SCHEME. Reputed Contest by O'Brien of Congressman John son's Election. A Word About the Durstine Divorce—Inhuman Treat ment Alleged. Dahl Elected Secretary of State -Brief Political Items. •The Minneapolis Journal of the 15th inBt., contains a telegram from Grand Forks stating that Congressman John son's election is going to be contested by O'Brien, the democratic candidate, and that this proceeding is openly connived at and supported by certain republican leaders wuo are said to be jealous of John son's fiuccees in the election where all other candidates were defeated. Of course the republicans of North Dakota are in no way connected with such a disreput able scheme. That statement is demo cratic bunkum. Whatever may be tbe personal relations of the leading republi cans with Congressman Johnson they will repudiate any contest that would deprive Mr. Johnson of tbe fairly won honors ot his rs-election. Senator Hansbrough is mentioned as one who is in sympathy with the Bcheme to count Mr. Johnson out. The senator is absent from the state on the Pacific coast, but it is known that he is too good a republican to ever countenance such proceeding. Senator Casey, speaking of the dis patch, said that it was wholly untrue as far as the republicans were con cerned. That tie had beeu in contact during tbe last week with many leading republicans of the state, and he is sure their feelings regarding Congressman Johnson are those of congratulation rather than opposition. A Bismarck dispatch to the Argus says: Notwithstanding the fact that M. N. Johnson, republican, has received about thirty-five hundred plurality over O'Brien, democrat, for congress, there is strong talk in democratic quarters of a contest, their chief reliance being a democratic congress to decide tbe matter. Latest returns give Shortridge. for gov ernor 1,800 majority. The entire fusion state ticket ia elected except Dahl, re publican, secretary of state, who had about 200 majority. The Durstine Divorce. The Chicago and Minneapolis papers contain exhaustive accounts of the re cent divorce granted Lee B. 1 urstine of DesMoines, Iowa. Tbe papers, as usual, endeavor to make a startling sensation out of the affair. The divorce was granted by udge Conrad and no examination of the papers was at first allowed. This created an unfavorable comment, and so tbe attorney of the plaintiff consented to permit tbe cause of the decree to be made public before it went on record. The petition recites tbe marriage in Wisconsin in 1878, and charges tbe de fendant with such inhuman treatment as to endanger the life of her husband, the plaintiff. The answer merely recites that the defendant admits the charge. By the decree the custody of the child ren is given to Mr. Durstine with right to the defendant to visit them at reasonable times and under reasonable circumstances, but the court reserves tbe right to modify this part of the decree. All real estate goes to tbe husband, and life policies to be trans ferred to the children. Tbe personal property of the wife is to remain hers and tbe personal property of the hns band to remain bis. Tbe defendant is to receive $100 per month as long as she leads a proper life and shall conduct her self in a proper manner and remain single. The sensational charges as given in the Chicago Herald are untrue. Mrs. Durstine's health has been poor for a long time and recently she has been very sick. It is understood that she hns decided to take treatment at a well known sanitorium in the east. A Jamestown Investor. L. A. Belknap, a well known business man of Boston, and a Jamestown prop erty owner is in the city looking after his business interests. He has visited James town several times before, and is pleased to note that certain signs of prosperity exist here that show the town to be one of the most promising in North Dakota. Mr.Belknap learns from inquiries abroad that a decided belief exists in the growth of Jamestown and that with one or two good crops, in addition to the start already received, the development here will be rapid. Among his Jamestown holdings is the Curtin house and five lots in that part of the city He owns one of tbe best blocks in Brain erd, Minn., and is also heavily interested in Minneapolis real estate and business property. Mr. Bellknap visits the north west several times a year in connection with numerous enterprises. Good for Standish. Hon. W. H. Standish, attorney general elect, says: I propose to remove with my family to Bismarck, aid the legisla ture to make good laws and see that they Tmm are enforced when made. I have no feelings against railroads or elevators, but I propose inside of a year to see that every railroad in tbe state constructs for the people a cheap platform for loading grain, etc., into cars, not under existing law, but a new one that I think the legislature will pass when thef difficulty in all existing legislation of that nature for the last eight yeare is explained to tbem, and which difficulty to this date has never been suggested that I am aware ot. DAHL MAY BE ELECTED. liate Returns Show the Defeat ot the Republican Ticket, With This Pos sible Exception. A Bismarck dispatch to the Fargo Argus says: Returns today make tbe de feat of the republican state ticket cer tain, except secretary of state, but the legislature will be republican on joint ballot by at least twenty, thus insuring the election of a United States senator. Johnson for congress is elected by a small majority. The election of C. M. Dahl for secre tary of state seems to be no longer in doubt, says the Bismarck Tribune. Yes terday he received telegrams showing bis majority in Stutsman, 140 Morton, 150 Cass, 563 Grand Forks, 191 Traill, 400. Against Dahl—Barnes, 21C Richland 240 Sargent, (Peabody's own county) 9. Taking the counties from wbich official returns have been received and taking the returns on the governor for the balance of the counties, Dahl has a majority of 530. As Dahl runs ahead of Burke in most counties, it is almost certain his majority will be 1,000. A Sympathetic Gift. Frank Ingalls received a pair of jack rabbit ear-muffs this morning with the following leter from J. C. Clark, foreman of the Northern Pacific grading teams: "Dear Sir:—Enclosed please find one pair of the celebrated McKinley ear muffs. They are altogether worn by re publicans, when near political head quarters, so the announcement of the election returns may not affect the^head. Directions: Pull the right ear down tight over the left and the left down tight over the right. This does away with the old 6tyle of soaking tbe bead. I am sorry I could not send them before. I know the noise was terrible." A State Ratification. The Grafton Cleveland club has com pleted arrangements for a grand state ratification meeting in that city on Tues day, Nov. 22. Democratic clubs from Pembina, Walsh, Grand Forks. Cass and Traill counties are expected to partici pate and make it the grandest affair ever held in the 6tate. The mayor has issued a proclamation calling on all good citi zens to decoiate and illuminate their residences and business houses. All the state officials elect will be present. Dem ocrats from all over the state are cordially invited to attend. Prohi. Jim's Influence. The Alert extends its congratulations to "Prohibition Jim" upon the extent of bis influence among the people of Pin gree. That precinct returns one vole for the prohibition presidential electors. "Jim" claims to fully represent the senti ment of the citizens there, and never grows weary of keeping the public so in formed through the medium of his mod est letters in the Capital. It is but fair to assume that the solitary prohibition vote was cast as an endorsement of bis position, and that it. was cast by "Jim" himself. An Ineffectual Law. Grand Forks Plaindealer: Prohibi tion doesn't prohibit and it will have to go. When the law was adopted its champions eaid that if upon trial it proved ineffectual it need not be perse vered in. The law has been given.a full and free trial and is today one of tbe least effectual of the many "fad" lav that cumber the statute boots. It hns got to go. Not Prepared for a Landslide. Bismarck Tribune: The returns are still far from complete, bnt the landslide in Walsh and Cavalier counties 6eems to indicate a defeat instead of a victory for the republican state ticket It was esti mated that Walsh county would go against the ticket, but the republicane were not prepared for a twelve or thirteen hundred majority. A Close CaU. Napoleon Homestead: It is a singuler incident, but is a matter of official re port that John G. Kroeber, the nom nated candidate for county treasurer of this county, was nominated by one ma jority, and the result of the election is he beat his opponent, who bolted tbe convention, just one vote at the polls. For Re-submission. Bismarck Tribune: The re-submiF sion proposition is likely to meet with favor in the next legislature. The present law—as enforced—is a farce.' CMS 'I 4 rJ .•*3 5 3 r' r.5i w. I?. •I* if \j v} III ife /X* & 1 1#: