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The Jamestown Alert.
0AILY(EXCEPT SUNDAY) & WEEKLY E E »C S S The Dally Alert is delivered in the city by ce riers, at AO cents a month. Daily, one year |6 0# Daily, six mouths 3 00 Daily, three months 1 50 Weekly, one year 2 00 Weekly, six months 1 00 W. R. KBLLOGQ. THERE has been as usual, a vast amount of misrepresentation about Gov. Waite's sentiments as expressed recently in Colorado. They have been called all the red handed names that tbe news* paDer dictionary commands. Here is what he said in that line in the Chicago silver convention last week: "The future historian will record with shame that the two great political parties of this country in 1892 agreed in their national conventions upon the unpa triotio and un-American polioy to sub mit legislation upon financial questions to the advice and consent, to a confer ence put up in the interest of the money power. An international conference is the most contemptible and God for saken idea that ever entered tbe brain of an American citizen. If it is true that the United States is nnable to carry out its economic and governmental policy under our own constitution and laws without the dictation of foreign powers if we have become, under the rule of the two old parties, only a province of Euro pean monarchies, then we need another revolution another appeal to arms and to the God of hosts." Is there any good American citizen who does not feel the same way? Con tinuing Gov. Waite added: "Cleveland's policy, as outlined in his call for a special session of congress to convene oa the ?th of this month, is against silver as money and threatens its total destruction as coin except for sub sidiary purposes. Enforced, that policy will shut up the mines, destroy the min ing towns and cities and drive the miners of all the Rocky mountain region bank rupt upon a cold and unfeeling world. WHO IS GROVER CLEVELAND? "Who is Grover Cleveland? And who is Benjamin Harrison? And who are their supporters in Wall street and in Chicago, that they dare assume to drive into poverty and exile a half million of American freemen? In the late civil war there was no time after that war com menced that both the north and the south would not have gladly compro mised upon he surrender of the rights of tbe black man. But there is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and He prevented such iniquity. And now, when is involved not the free dom of 4,000,000 black men only, but the liberty of 64.000,000 people, black and white, the same God of mercy and of jus tice will overrule evil for good, and no banker, usurer or peddling politician will be able to compromise this tremend ous issue. There is no use in crying peace when there is no peace. It is the same war which must always be waged against oppression and tyranny to pre serve the liberties of man—that eternal warfare of monarchy and monopoly against the right of people to self-gov ernment, and which during the last cen tury has so conquered the masses as to reduce to pauperism the common people of almost every nation under heaven ex cept the United States. Our weapons are arguments and tbe ballot—a free bal lot and a fair count. "As the sons of revolutionary sires, who freely sacrificed their lives and their fortunes in creating a free and indepen dent government, we should be cowards indeed if we did not maintain and trans mit to our children tbe freedom handed down to us by our fathers. The most dangerous tyranny is that enforoed under the forms of law. The vital truths which underlie our government must at all hazards be preserved, and if the money power shall attempt in this country as they have in foreign coun tries to sustain its usurpation of our rights by the strong hand, as they have in other lands, we will meet that issue if it is forced upon us. For it is better, infinitely better, rather than that our national liberties should be destroyed by the tyranny that is oppressing humanity all over the world that we should wade through seas of blood—yea, blood to the horses' bridles." NEW YOBK CITY has sent a strong dele gation to the Chicago bimetallic conven tion now in session. The delegates pub lish to the world some clear statements about silver. They declare that official statistics show that the market price of most products of American labor, and es pecially wheat and cotton, has been con trolled by the price of silver bullion since it was demonetized in 1873 that the contraction of the currency, addi tion to the fall of silver, has caused a de cline of over 200 per cent in the price of wheat, which is such a deol.ne that it will require nearly as many bushels of wheat and more pounds of cotton to pay the remainder of our national debt now outstanding, as would have been re quired at prevailing prices in 1865 to have paid its entire amount at that time. "England," they declare, "requires cheap wheat to feed her people and cheap cot ton to keep them employed in ber cotton factories, therefore English influence is behind nearly all efforts to put down the price of silver bullion in order that she can obtain the products of labor in all countries at the starvation prices paid for labor in that country and its de pendencies." Before altering any ratio of values, congress is urged to study tbe effect which the price of silver bullion has had over other products of labor, and con gress undoubtedly will. Resolutions such as these, propound ing grave questions, stating for public inspection facts and giving figures, are being put forth daily in the interests of silver coinage by tbe people represented in public conventions throughput tbe country. If these arguments were clearly false or misleading, or the statements in* aocurate, and the conclusions grossly un fair as are by some alleged, the public would at once pronounce a verdict upon them. But instead such statements are going without disproof, and the nation is getting anxious for congress to sift and aot upon them, as well as to relieve the country of its present uncertainty and prospective fear of great and direful calamaties. The convention of silver advocates now being held in Chioago is the greatest assemblage of prominent western and southern men ever known, meeting for preliminary action of a national charact er. The convention is bringing out facts that the public have not had presented in the same light before. Much of the alleged mystery and complexity of the question of currency is being cleared away. The oause of the present hard times is being clearly shown. The silver convention can not but have a powerful effect on congress, notwith standing many of the leading papers term the gathering a collection of "cranks, pops and freebooters." The leading men of the west and south are there.All parties are represented and par tisanship is sunk out of sight for onoe. NOTWITHSTANDING all denials by the great daily press, the results of the silver convention at Chicago will be perma nent, and will have a decided effect in congress. The good results will be seen in the education of the people—in their learning the other side. The convention's platform demands free silver coinage, adheres uncompro misingly to the old value of 16 to 1, and will, beyond doubt, on those issues, become the platform of a national party if it is necessary to secure such legisla tion. The Chicago press has treated the con vention with respect, and consideration for the power and sincerity of the body of determined, able men were clearly seen by them, and could not be ignored. Bat the outside metropolitan press is scurrilous, abusive and foolhardy as usual. It decries the results of the con vention's influence, says congress will pay no attention to it, and ridicules the men who attended it. The time may not bs far distant, when a turbulent, enraged and desperate mul titude of people, seeking bread, looking for wages and work, and demanding their rights, will assemble in city streets of the United States. Given this possibility— which is only history repeating itself— where will the energies of the mob, mis directed and perhaps cruelly employed, be turned? On what object will an en raged throng, incensed to desperation and desiring vengeance, seek to redress griev ances real or imaginary? Let not the persistent newspaper men of the great dailies who now sit secure and serene, in high buildings, think their property and person sacred under such possibilities. Tbe time may come, even in America, when the sullen roar of a great throng will b* heard instead of the rumble of the multiplying presses. And what then? Where are security and serenity then to anyone? In the light of the panic and prelim inary disasters of the last four weeks, such forecasts are neither pessimistic, visionary, nor untimely. Let the press remember that its power is not omnip otent, that people read more and know more than they once did, and that a wounded ticer turns on tbe first hunter it sees. THE low price of wool and mutton this year is attributed by leading wool men of the country to two causes. First, to the general contraction of the volume of cur rency, which has affected all busines alike and, second, to the prospective ac tion of the present congress in making wool duty free, although, in fact, prices for wool are now on a free trade basis and there can be no further loss by a change of tariff policy. The wool clip this year has been very large, and a decline in price of about five cents per pound has prevailed over last year. This shrinkage in value is esti mated at fifteen millions of dollars on the clip of the year. The number of sheep in the United States has increased 100 per cent eince 1860 the value and perfection of the fleece has also been greatly improved and the weight of the same increased from about three to nearly six pounds average. The capital invested in the wool industry has increased since 1860, when it was only about forty millions of dollars, to about three hundred millions of dollars at pres ent. Prices have been good for a num ber of years, but when this season opened, unexpected losses met the woolgrower. In the face of all these facts it is hardly probable that the democratic congress, with its anti-election war cry of free trade and free wool, will dare to put the same in practice. The American fleece has grown to be too important a factor in the in dustries of the country to suffer the hazard of ruinous competition from every quarter of the globe—Europe, Australia and South America. The democratic oongress, or the pres ent congress, will have to do two things or go to the wall at the next election. It will have to restore and greatly increase the amount of money for needed circu lation, and will have to abandon free trade. IT IS understood that a good many country merchants of the state are being compelled to abandon tbe credit system and sell only for cash. The present in ability of the wholesale houses to carry the country merchant as heretofore, in large lines of credit, is forcing the retail dealer to require cash of the farmers. It is said that at no other time in tbe his tory of the state has the pressure for cash basis been so great, and that all merohants are compelled to aot alike. Farmers have in the past, relied too much on the oountry merohant for food supplies which could be raised on the farm. Instead of selling for cash or ex changing for groceries, dry goods, etc., such farm products as butter, eggs, cheese, calves, pigs, poultry, etc., these articles have too often been bought at the counters of the country merohant or country meat market. The reverse of this will have to come to pass before either the merchant can be sute of his bills, or the farmer can have the cer tainty of meeting them. There is one thing that a North Dakota farm will do for an industrious, careful man and his family—it will insure him a living in any kind of a season, if not riches and luxuries. In such times as these when thousands of honest hard working men are already out of work, and a greater number are fearful of being thrown completely out of the oppor tunity to earn a living, the North Dakota farmer ought to feel content. THE attempt to prevent the public consuming its beer and other liquors in this city, by the enforcement of the state prohibition law comes in a very unprom ising season for the success of the effort. The public morals can not be regulated or purged by any such efforts of prohi bitionists. The sentiment that the law is wrong in principlo has become too deeply imbedded iu the minds of tbe majority of the citizens of this city and this state to ever see the statute en forced. No harsh measures can secure its enforcement, either. Criminals can not be made to order by the advocates of the law. The business of supplying .the public with- liquors as well as other commodi ties, has existed from the earliest times which history records. No Btatute can say one day that it is right and lawful to sell liquors to the public, and the next day make the same act an offense punish able by confiscation of property and im prisonment in jail. The public mind protests against such rank abuse of legislation. At this time too, when taxes are large ly in default, it is not pleasing informa tion that the heavy expenses of attempt ing to enforce this law will be incurred. This expense will be paid by those who already )ear the largest share of the taxes, and who believed that while the money may be expended the result will be without profit. THE World's fair gates were wide open Sunday last, notwithstanding the light attendance heretofore. As heretofore, also the great majority of the exhibits were covered with canvas. The public knew this would be the case, hence the diminished number of paying admis sions. The decision of the court is that tbe gates must be open and cannot be elosed or opened at the desire of tbe fair authorities. The law was invoked, and its decree, the judge says, sball be re spected. It is folly to expect that the fair will be attended by any number of paying visitors when the chief attractions are hidden from view. But if the gates are to be opened, with restricted privileges, the admission ought to be reduced at least half, if not more or better still, give tbe public, which has been deprived of one of tbe great city parks of Chicago, and the transient guests of the city as well, the accustomed free privilege of Jackson park on Sundays, tbe same as Lincoln park and the other great pleas ure resorts. It is no more injurious to public morals to open Jackson park with its additional thousands of beautiful but concealed attractions than to permit the people full privileges in the other parks of the city. SENATOR HANSBROUGH has repeated his opinion in the New York Press that fear of tariff and not silver purchases is the cause of tbe panic. The senator would deem it good policy on the part of the president to declare in his message that there will be no changes. This would no doubt be wise just now, but the absence of enough money in cir culation, the inability of consumers to purchase wheat, corn, meat and. cotton, tbe necessities of life, at prices above the cost of their production is the trouble with us now, rather than manufacturers alarm over supposed changes of tariff schedule. If there is not sufficient money easily obtainable for the com monest daily transactions bow is tbe manufacturer to profit in his business even if he is fully protected in tbe out put of his produot from ruinous foreign labor? Who can buy the manufacturer's goods if money is spent as niggardly as it must be, if scarce? The steady work ing of mill, loom and factory machinery undoubtedly is a factor towards recov ery of national prosperity, but the basio cause of a revival of trade and return of good business is that the great agricul tural products must advance in pnoe, and the laborer in tbe sun and soil first get his just reward. WIDESPREAD changes are very likely to soon occur in tbe commercial and social relations of the people of the United States. Within four weeks the half-aroused business public bos become wide awake. It keenly realizes the actual presence of impending dangers to the peaoe and prosperity of the country, not heretofore contemplated. With that full realization must come aotion of some kind, and the future alone will show whether the notion has been wise or not. Congress is looked to for aid, and must make an effort to restore the confidence in the nation that has so swiftly been lost. The repeal of the Sherman law is regarded as a panacea, by many, for the evils of the hour but it is morally certain that a simple repeal of that law, as advocated by many members of the present congress, and nothing else enaoted to take its plaoe, which will quickly increase the volume of the cur renoy, will not suffice. This is no time for palliative legislation—something radical and indicative of future stability founded on the desires of the masses of the population, is absolutely necessary. CLEVELAND'S message to congress is all and more than was expected. He fears that the United states cannot designate or control its own currency on account of foreign dictation. The EngliBb senti ment in the message is plain and pro* nounced. He calls the pledges of the government to make a silver dollar as good as a gold dollar, fiat. This word fiat is not otherwise defined, except as wind, by the president. Cleveland holds forth no promise for silver money, except as agreed upon by other countries—which is certain decision against it. He recommends no other substitute for the Sherman law, cuts sil ver off entirely as a money for this na tion—a metal used for that purpose by all the world for 3,000 years and more. He puts the value of labor, property, and every commodity in the hopper, to be measured by the limited amount of gold in the world. Mr. Cleveland's message puts him on the defensive before the laboring men and the masses of the people—and also in all probability sounds his death-knell as a popular president. THERE are but 1,288 pensioners in North Dakota. The pension district in which this state is situated is known as the Milwaukee district and comprises the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota. In all there are 44,944 pensioners in this district. Three are survivors of the war of 1812. Tbe pensioners most likely to be ejected by the new rulings of the interior de partment in regard to suspensions are said to be widows acquiring pensions under the act of June 27,1890. North Dakota has comparatively few pensioned soldiers. Moat of the veterans have moved to the state in good physical health, and many of them have fought as hard battles since arriving as during the war days. The government has given many of tbe soldiers a farm, but the gift has carried with it the experiences and hardships of a pioneers life, a return that the beet posted congress or administra tion knows little about. Tbe soldier and the citizen well earns his land in any part of the country where it is taken free. PRESIDENT CLEVELAND, who is spend ing several days on a costly yacht dis cussing the financial situation with capi talist, will find that the people of the country will not consider hiB policy for one moment of any value if it collides with the coinage of silver at its old ratio with gold. The president is now a very big man, with an important position to fill and a message to deliver that may preface his complete political downfall. If he persists in attempting to cajole or purchase congressmen to vote for the gold standard, he is likely to become a very insignificant and helpless individual, instead of a powerful president. Mr. Cleveland i6 bull-headed and obstinate, and a firm believer in the Caesarian fibers of his constitution. He may yet be thrown into the Tiber and have to beg assistance to get ashore, like a sick girl. To HEAR what the Jamestown Capital has to say after the blind pigs were pulled Thursday, one would naturally think that paper was a real prohibition organ. It roasts The Alert, praises Sheriff Eddy, and rejoices that the blind piggers are under arrest. Before this raid there are those who say that tbe Capital never threw a straw in a blind pig's way, as its editor agreed not to. But in order to keep up appearances and deceive if possible, the prohibition peo ple, and the general reader, tbe Capital talks about the proceedings Thursday as if it was really a prohibition paper. The Alert dislikes to give ita neighbor away, but is occasionally forced to. THERE is no large standing army in tbe United States at the beck and call of anyone, or any class. This is a time when the founders of the government, and the men who drafted the constitu tion, should be thanked for their wisdom and foresight. Tbe only standing army that will take part in what promisee to be a very lively and wholly successful contest, is the foot soldiers of the repub lic, ready to march solidly and irresistably to the ballot box to settle peaceably, if this congress fails to do so, tbe little question about tbe coinage of silver. IT is said that the law which author izes tbe state board of auditors to place the public funds in banks, under certain restrictions as to rate of interest, i&likely to be questioned on the grounds of con stitutionality. This delay is probably due to manipulation of some sort aa there can scarcely be a question as the legislative right to throw safe guards around the state funds and to provide for their keeping. Tbe senseless feature of the law is the iron clad interest rate which it prescribes, to be not less than three nor more than four per cent. THE claim that the Sherman law is responsible for tbe present shrinkage in values and loss of confidence is losing its force. By the Sherman law, only about one hundred and fifty millions of dollars have been added to the currency. If this had been withheld would tbe country have been better off? Two-fifths of the money now used by tbe United Statea is silver, or in all about six hundred mil lions of silver coin, silver certificates and coin notes. What would the country have done without silver? IF the government will not sopply tbe people with enough circulating currency to do business with, the people will use certificates and oheoks and various other credit devices. It is possible that the moving of tbe northwestern wheat crop will depend on certificates of storage, which, in the absence of cash, will serve temporarily the same purpose. Mer chants, banks and individuals will no doubt accept them, time will be gained, the cancellation of obligations effected and purchases made. CONGRESSMAN- JOHNSON IS reported in the Minneapolis Journal as having been greatly disgusted with the arguments of the "howlers" at the Chicago silver con vention. Johnson is opposed to silver coinage and will return to Washington to fight it. He declares that his position on the currency was what re-elected him last fall. This is funny to those who live in North Dakota, at any rate and so let us all smile. IT is to be regret tad that Senator Pfef fer secured his information about the eondition of farmers in North Dakota by asking a few questions of employees in the North Dakota stato building at Jack son Park. It was necessary to return to Washington, of course, but it was hoped that Mr. Pfefferand his committee would have been able to look up conditions in tbe state itself. THE Washington press correspondent has already begun to tell the country what the financial legislation of congress should be. The average compiler and editor of congressional news gets most of his information of the state of the na tion, of the condition and desires of the people ID the lobbies of Washington hotels, after dark. Hence be doesn't get very much. BOURKE COCK RAN, a Tammany chief is said to be the confident of Cleveland and the depository of the president's gold standard arguments in the house. Cockran's oratory is relied upon to em bellish Cleveland's "views." Mr. Cleve land could have seleoted attorneys from more reputable localities than Tammany Hall and Wall street. THE Traill county seat war has broken out again in tbe old place, but with in creased intensity. The most remarkable feature of this factional quarrel is the ability and skill with which a handful of determined men have kept the county seat for years in an out of the way and Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil* It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by llillions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays feverishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd* cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency* Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas toria is the Children's Panacea—the Mother's Friend* Castoria. Castoria is an excellent medicine for chil dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its good effect upon their chlldna." Da. O. O. OSOOOD, Lowell, Mass. Castoria is the be*t remedy for children of which I am acquainted. I hope the day not far distant when mothers will consider the real Interest of their children, and use Castoria in stead of the various quack nostrums which are destroying their lored ones, by forcing opium, morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful agents down their throats, thereby arnding them to premature graves." Da. J. F. IncniM, Conway, Arte, inconvenient locality, in a thickly popu. lated county. CELERY is said to be a good nerve tonic. Just now Jamestown dealers are shipping out to other states a great deal of this succulent nerve food. In these times a n&ve tonic is ft fine thing to have around. THERE are indications of a positive character that the heretofore esteemed and honored name of John Sherman, of Ohio, may become a byword and a hiss ing in the land. WHEAT harvesting is beginning in North Dakota, and considerable uncer tainty exists as to the ooudition of the yield as well as its amount. Mr. Thomas Batte, editor of the Graphic, Texarkana, Arkansas,has found what he believes to be the best retnedy in existence for the flux. His experience is well worth remembering, lie says: 'Last summer I had a very severe 'at tack of flux. I tried almost every known remedy, none giving relief. Chamber lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem edy was recommended to me. I pur chased a bottle and received almost im mediate relief. I continued to use the medicine and was entirely cured. I take pleasure in recommending this rem edy to any person suffering with such a disease, as in my opinion it is the best medicine in existence." 25 and 50 cent bottles for sale by City Drug Store. World's Fair Bates. The Northern Pacific will sell tickets to Chicago and return, for those wishing to attend the World's fair, at the rate of $33.80 for tbe round trip. Tickets on sale every day. Tickets will be limited to continuous passage in each direction with final limit of Nov. 15, 1893. No stop-over will be allowed. E. J. SCHWELLENBACH, Agent The success of Mrs. Annie M. Beam, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in the treat ment of diairbcea in her chilnren will undoubtedly be of interest to many mothers. She says: "I spent several weeks in Jonstowu, Pa., after the great flood, on account of my husband being employed there. We had several chil eren with ne, two of whom took the diarrhoea very badly. I got some of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar rhoea Remedy from Rev. Mr. Chapman, It cured both of them. I knew of several other cases where it was equally success ful. I think it can not be excelled and cheerfully recommend it." 25 and 50 cent bottles for sale by City Drug Store. For Over Fifty Years. AN OI.D AND WELL-TRIED REMEDY.—Mrs. Winsl^w's Soothing Syrup lias been "»etl for over fifty vears by millions of mothers for their children while teething, with perfect succisf. it soothes the child, softens the gums, allays all pain, cures wind colic, and is «he best remedy for diarrhoea. Is pleasant to the taste. So lv druggists iu everv part or the world. Twenty five cents a bottle. Its value is incalculable. Be sure and ask for Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup, and take no other kind. Mr. H. J. Mayers, of Oakland, Md., says: "I have sold thirteen bottles of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to-day and am literally sold out. This is the largest sale on record of anyone prepara tion in a day over our counters. It gives tbe best satisfaction of any cough medicine we handle, and as a seller it leads all other preparations on this mar ket." For sale by City Drug Store. For Sale. Eight hundred dollars will buy com plete threshing outfit, consisting of en gine, separator, bagger, cook shanty, water tank and all belting. Inquire at Alert office for further information. Ed. Manning in Fargo Argus: It is just two months today since Fargo's great fire. We have just succeeded in putting out tbe fire on the site of Magill & Co's warehouse. What is Castoria. "Castoria Is so well adapted to children thai I reeommsnd Use BnpertoHoany|)iweriprton Bi.i~-.il. a. Ill 8o. Oxford St.. Brooklyn, N. T. "Our physicians la the children's depart ment have spoken highly of their experi ence la their outride practice with Castoria, and although we only have among our medical supplies what is known ss regular products, yet we are free to confW that the merits of Castoria has woo us to look with favor upon it." Usrrso HOSPITAL AND DISMMSABT, Bo* ton. Mass Alias a SMRS, Aw., The Osstssr Tl Ksfrsy Street, New T«rk Ottf*