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The Jamestown Alert.
DAILY (EXCEPT SUNDAY) & WEEKLY THURSDAY, NOV. 1,1894. E 3 The Daily Alert i» dollvorcd in the city by «.tr uer*, til 50 coi t? a month. Dully, one year f6 00 Dally,xix months 3 00 Daily, three mouths 50 Weekly, one year 3 00 Weekly, sis months 100 W. R. KELLOGG. WORDS OF MEANING. AT A recent legislative reform meeting in Chicago one of the city's ablest at* torneys, Clarence S. Darrow, made a speech that was wildly applauded by the throng that oversowed the great Audi torium, and which excelled any meeting of Reed's or McKinley's in popular en thusiasm. Some of Darrow's sentences are ao pungent and his facts so telling that they are worth preserving. Read them. He said: "These meetings are without any great organization and they are a wonderful sign of the growth of thought. A great historian has said there is never discon tent among the people without cause. This multitude is a proof of discontent. There is a cause for discontent. Yet there are those who close their eyes to the conditioa of their fellow men and say America is as happy as it should be. "I do not say all the injustice under which we suffer is due to the action of political parties. It has come from the changes in the industrial world. In the last 100 years the whole industrial life of the people has changed, but the social and politicial life has not changed. While a large part of the industrial con dition today is due to natural causes a large part could be remedied by man and law. "The two great political parties which have constantly deceived the people by false issues in this campaign are agreed on two prepositions. They admit the terrible condition of the present. They say man and his laws are responsible for this condition. They are busying them selves by trying to throw the blame oa each other so that they may be trusted with a further lein on that power which they have abused. "For twenty-five years the republican party held the complete political power in this country. In that time the great industries were fostered whiah now own the American people and the country. "At the last democratic convention a platform was made upon which they went before the people. If they had stopped in their allegiance to Wall street to do one thing for the common people I have failed to find that act. They de clared protection was a humbug. They declared for free coinage of silver. They stood for local self government and the independence of the state. They de clared against the oppression of monopo lies. Cleveland was elected on this plat form. Congress, with a democratic majority, was elected to help him carry it out. Within a month, at the behest of Wall street, he called a special session to demonetize silver. A servile congress did his bidding for a few political jobs. When Mr. Cleveland was elected bad legislation bad reduced the condition of the workingmen to a terrible state. All over the country sprung up industrial armies to go to Cleveland to ask for aid. He told them be bad no power to succor the people of the United States. Instead of listening to complaints they arrested Coxey for not keeping off the grass. It was the worst thing the democrats have done. "While Cleveland informed this army he had no power to act in its behalf, at the same time he had found an oppor tunity to listen to the demands of Wall street, backed by the bankers of London They found a way to provide that the indebtedness coutracted in gold and sil ver should be paid in gold alone. Since the beginning of the Union the people have guarded local self-govern ment. All that has been written is to the effect that the states are sovereign in everything except what they have ceded to the national government. Yet within eighteen months of Cleveland's election he has sent a military force into a sovereign state. I cannot understand the indifference of the American people to this act, which I think is the most im portant which has been done for years. "What are the democrats in Illinois doing? In tbeir platform they indorsed both Cleveland and Altgeld. How can they support both? "But what about the populists? They say we don't know what we want. But we know what we don't want, which is the nest thing. After we get rid of the things we don't want we can agree on the things we do want. The poorest way to judge a political party is by the platform. All that is necessary to make a platform is a dic tionary and a grammar—and you can do without the latter. It matters nothing to me what is the populist platform. I believe the party is composed of men and women who desire better thiogs. I am willing to trust them, and believe whan they find the power they will find a way to reliere the people. As a last resort they say we are not patriotic. Patriotism has grown very cheap these days, and shoddy patriotism is used by the men who import foreign labor—that patriotism which advised boys to join armies to protect monied monopolies. Patnotism is a natural instinct. It is natural for a man to love the land be was born in, and no great body of msn were ever disloyal to their country nnlesa their country was first disloyal to them. The use of gold and silver for money is a relic of the barbarous ages They S87 it would be uncertain if wealth was based on the products of the country. I believe man will learn that all the labor that is used in finding gold and silver for exchange will be counted useless. I believe some day that silver find gold will be relegated to their proper uses. We have declared to take back the land unearned by the land-grabbing rail roads. We nave declared that Monopo lies shall be taken by the people. I be lieve that monopolies have come to stay. It is economy to do businsss on a large seal?. It will not be possibla for a man to own one of the future mills or shops, but it will be possible for him to have a common interest in all these things. It may be that we are out upon the sea nnd will not sail but a little way. But as for me I had rather go out on the deep on a raft mored by the good iatentions of those on board thau stand fastened to the shores of the past in the stanchest ship that ever sailed. It may be that this raft shall find its way to a fair har bor, but the anchored ship must rot in the dock to-day." The above sentences are heavily shot ted with foroe and meaning, and the last two are splendid in their courageous and inspiring sentiments. IF Orover Cleveland thinks that the use of federal troops this summer has not cut a deep inoision on the minds of the common people of the country, he never was more mistaken. The position of the administration requiring office holders to take no part in politics is ndi ouled as Pecksmffian, and is compared with the automatic interference of send ing United States rifles against citizens of a state and city whose own governor and mayor were amply qualified to pro tect every legitimate interest. As the future policy of this administration in this matter, it may be expected that in accordance with the reoentrecommenda tions of General Schofield and other army officers, a bill will be introduced as soon as oongrese assemblies to inorease the sue of the standing army. Mo doubt a demand will be made to double it and, perhaps, quadruple it, and the measure will reosive all of the president's efforts to secure its passage. It is probably a good thing for the country that a president with the stub borness and peculiar views of Cleveland is in power. His very efforts to establish a money and foreign supremacy for this country, backed by a standing army, may only serve to arouse the native spirit of the American citizen but de stroy earlier than might otherwise be hoped for, his party blindness. It is this partisan fondness that is delaying the most pressing legislative reforms that the oountry now needs, and shackling the citizen himself. The events of the past summer, the long continuance of their effects, Cleveland's surprising atti tude on certain assumed powers of the government, and a general loss of profits in labor and enterprises, are striking the scales from the eyes of many a good citi zen who has heretofore been content to go along about his own business, and attribute all glory and wisdom, all honesty and statesmenship to his party leaders and his beneficent office hold ers. The signs are that an industrial awakening is approaching and this oountry is going to take the lead for the world, in deposing a money supremacy, the same as Franoe and America have taken the lead in establishing religious and civil freedom in both continents. This will be, for all practical purposes, a revolution—a peaceful, quiet, bnt effect ive registration of the wishes of the majority and it will be all the more stable and imperative because it comes from a knowledge of the necessity for it and is demanded, not in tumult or ex citement, but after deliberation, and the experience which is begetting the know ledge. IN the last number of the North American Review, Senator Kyle of South Dakota expresses the opinion that the Indian's education and progress have so far been practical failures as far as mak ing the race independent, self-support ing citizens. This is a disappointing re sult after all the theories advanced and money expended on the nation's wards. Senator Kyle thinks that much can yet be done by completely breaking up the tribal relations and requiring the In dians to make their own clothing, boots and shoes, and raise their own food— grain and meat. The system of supply ing these necessaries is what has spoiled the Indian. He has had to quit hunting and has become practioally an aristo cratic loafer, supported by the taxation of white men. The number of IndianB in all states and counties, according to an emunera tion made in 1893, shows them to be about the same—less than 300,000—as for several years previously. But the probabilities are that this count includes many less Indians and more half breedr. The problem of educating and civiliz ing the Indian by artificial means is doubtless an impossible one—nature will slowly but effectually disintegrate the race, by her own laws of sur vival, and one of the quickest means of extermination is the living in houses. The abandonment of the wild life and health of the tepee for the closed bouse means swift destruction for the average back and squaw. Ventilation is not an Indian's characteristic. The inherited tendencies of generations can not be changed in any race of people, much less so in a race having deeply imbedded traits and habits—as firmly fixed and unyielding as those of the buffalo or prairie wolf. IN voting at this election the average man is facing anew deal from two years ago or rather he has had two years to study the effect of old legislation, which he did not as fully understand two years ago, and to many the result is in the nature of a revelation. The candidate is the least important figure in this election—lees than ever before. The issue at stake is the most important. Party newspapers are apt to exaggerate the importance of the few in dividual candidates at the expense of the questions involved that relate to the voter himself. But every voter who is oontent to drop his ballot into the box, and not demand thereon a change from the bad conditions of 1892, and the worse of 1894, is soaroely entitled to the right of asking for legislative assistance, much less getting it. The vote this year for a congressman will indioate how the people of North Dakota feel on the money question Whether they want a continuance of the same legislation that brought the panio and has gradually enforced low prices, or whether they want a change for the better. Voting for Muir means a de mand for more money with which to en hance prices to pay debts voting for Johnson means the reign of the scarce gold dollar, and the lessening ability to get legal tender money to pay debts con tracted in times when prices were higher and men better able to meet obligations. It is said that not to exceed 5 per oent. of the farmers of this state coald pay debts if all their property was sold at present prices to do it. Farming has been running them in debt. Will they ever, can they aver, escape the inoreasing ourden of debt on the Johnson—old party plan of gold alone for money? The man who thinks so and votes for Johnson instead of Muir will only reap the result of his mistake, if not folly. WILL STA.NO BY THEIR FRIENDS. As soon as the people find oat that certain newspapers are working honestly in their real interests, there is no hesi tancy about patronizing them. Even the splendid news and literary features of the old established dailies, whose polioy is otherwise objectionable, oannot hold the subscription list. This is illus trated by the rapid inorease of oertain newspaper's circulation, particularly in tbe big cities of the west and northwest, and the decrease in influence and circula tion of others of tbe press. In the Twin Cities prices of newspapers have been cut to an absurdly low figure in the hope of retarding a waning circulation, caused chiefly by the policy of tbe paper being against, or believed to be against, tbe real interests of tbe people. The loss in circulation of St. Paul's two oldest morn ing dailies, tbe springing up of others and the reduction of price of the Min neapolis papers is cited as an example, together with the establishment of new journals everywhere, to fill the popular demand for unbiased criticism and ad vocacy of tbe people's proposed reforms. In Chicago a still stronger evidence of the popularity of reform newspapers is seen. Of the independent papers there, tbe Sentinel, a straight people's party advocate, has increased its circulation in a year from 20.000 to over 75,000. The Express, started lees than a year ago, has come to the front wonderfully, and the Times, News and Record, whose combined circulation is said now to be greater than that of the Inter Ocean, Tribune and Journal combined, are prac tically advocating reform measures opposed by tbe old political party lead ers. The newspaper business is like any other in many respects—it must depend on its circulation and confidence enter tained for its views by the public, other wise the most expensively prepared journal is of little value even to those who pay the bills. MCKINLEY and Reed are tbe roost prominent republican candidates for the presidency in 1896. No other two men in the country can compare with them in party estimation. Reed is the more original, brainy and independent in thought, yet keeps strictly in the party road. McKinley is the more magnetic personally, the less able in all round equipment and the genteel favorite. Yet Blaine never reached the goal these men are striving for, and he combined the qualities of both in a much greater degree. It is not unlikely that no really dis tinguished and brainy republican will ever be president. Tbe issues that are coming rapidly before tbe people are being championed by heretofore un known men, who are showing evidences of ability equal to the old party leaders, and a sense of public reponsibility far keener. Tbey are also coming from the rank and file of tbe labor classes and are in direct sympathy with them. They are leading the people's thought in an other direction from that of the McKin leys and the Reeds. Issues that the preseot republican leaders can not by tbeir ingrained habits of thought and prejudice fight for or entirely compre hend are the real issues that must be confronted. The republican party liberated the black man it seems des tined to be the mission of a still greater and grander organization to free the white man to liberate him from a money and corporation bondage growing equally as galling as the servitude of tbe other race. Whatever name this party may be known in history by, it will be composed of tbe beet elements of tbe people—tbe best heart, best courage, tbe fair minded progressive citizens of tbe republic. THE impression is that Knute Nelson is not sure to be eleoted in Minnesota. Owens is making a fine campaign and if regarded as an able and desirable man for governor by voters of all classes. If Nelson is defeated it will be the first time the "Little Norwegian" himself baa failed to swing his countrymen to his successful support. The feeling of race kinship is stroug, but there is a point at which it becomes secondary to local and home interests and this point is said to be reached by many thinking Scandina vian voters of Minnesota and Dakota for the first time this year. If Nelson of Minnesota, and Johnson of North Dakota, are defeated this year, or if tbey do not carry with them a cer tain vote for other candidates it will most likely cause future republican con ventions of these states to adopt anew order of proceedure in making its chief nominations. ONE of tbe new ideas slowly working itself into the public mind is that all labor expended in mining for both gold and silver for money, is wasted and use less. It might be far better engaged in constructing some useful and neoessary work, building canals, making rood roads, ereoting buildings, cultivating land, manufacturing Ac. It is being seen that gold and silver, iu this age, ought to be ohieflv adapted to uses in the arts. The idea that tbeir intrinsic value will alone makes them beat adapted for money, is being rudely shaken in tbe light of common reason. The new finan cial system which this oountry must secure to obtain tbe just compensation for labor of the people, means that our money must b« made secondary to human labor and based on tbe produots of it, not alone on one or even two metals dug out of tbe ground. SENATOR ROACH of North Dakota states that he believes tbe tariff question is settled fer many years, and tbe Wilson bill will be found a great blessing—when it gets into complete operation. He also says that tbe next great issue to be fought out is the financial question and that "you can no more resist tbe demand of the people for free coinage, which the constitution grants them, than you can stop the tides of the ocean." The senator may be too confident about tbe old party leaders dropping tbe tariff man of straw, but he is certainly correct in the last statement. He says he hopes tbe democratic party will have the good sense to iake up tbe financial issue in the interests of the people. The first step towards that in this state ia to vote for Walter Muir. THE republican papers have been specifying tbe balances in the various state funds on Oot. 1st, which shows a total sum of over $113,000, including in this tbe capitol building fund, tuition fund and other like fnnds, and showing less than 81,200 in the general fund, and ask why tbe officials have not paid the state institution bills—funds which are only payable out of the general|fund. All these editors knew tbey could not be paid out of these other funds when tney asked such a question, unless they were grossly ignorant and they evidently printed the article and asked this ques tion on purpose to deceive. THE republicans of Minnesota assent bled to hear Reed speak. The meeting was in charge of those Twin City repub lican magnates, Baker Merriam and W. D. Washburn. United States Senator Merriam sprung a Wasbburn boom for re-election on tbe meeting and extolled that monopolist to the stars. No big meeting of Minnesota republicans can escape tbe advertising and business in terests of the old ring, that has run poli tics in tbe state for so many years. They are on the backs of the party to stay, and will only drop off when there is nothing but a skeleton to ride. MINNESOTA appears to bave elected a stubbornly honest man who can't be bought up or terrorized to do the bidding of pine land railway rings. He is Auditor Biermann, and just now the Twin City papers are bombarding him in great shape—but it appears that Biermann stands it all right. Once in a while the people elect an official who surprises everybody by con ducting the office strictly as it was in tended he should. Those are tbe men to bang on to. Both Minnesota and North Dokata seem to have found auditors of that oaliber. THE Steele County Tribune publishes the letter of E. D. Wallace, as member of tbe constitutional convention, oppos ing the location of the public institutions aa proposed, and pointing out the ex travagance that would follow. This has been almost forgotten, but one thing that Mr. Wallace is entitled to credit for ia his opposition to an enormous debt limit. This limit the people are thank fol for, at leaat. IT must be looking gloomy for our congressman, when it is neoessary for English newspapers to be urging Norse men to stand by tbeir countryman, Congressman Johnson. The Fargo Forutr says: uMr. Johnson is tbe fore most representative Scandinavian in Amerioan politics," and urges bis patri otic countrymen to vote for him. It was never thus before. EVERY man knows that the great aetivity the opponents of Mrs. Eisen huth are manifesting for hsr defeat, is caused by something more than tbe love for Misa Bates—the love of handling tbe school money. Practical politicians ordinarily would pay little attention to tbe office of school superintendent, a "Castoria Is an exoellaotmadieine for chil dren. Mothers have repeatedly told of its good effect upoe their children." A Doable Curiosity. Budd Beeve is advertising a speech in Bismarok. On his posters he puts among, other inducements to get a crowd, tbe following verse: lie said to his friends, if the pops and fusion ists march by night, Hang a lantern In the capital's belfrv tower as a signal light, I will be on guard at the Atheueuin that night. To spread the alarm to village and farm, Kor the country folk to be up in arms, To protect the people from fusion's harm. He adds: "All persons, ladies and gentlemen, are invited to come out and see and hear Budd Reeve, whose plat form is the flog of his oountry and the American eagle." Budd rightly holds that he ia as much of a curiosity to see as to bear, and so extends the invitation for both purposes. Failed to Compare. The last attempt to find something real bad to criticise in the adminis tration of Treasurer Nomland and Auditor Porter reeulted in the kick about apportionment of the gross earnings tax—about which so great a hue and cry has been raised, by some of the newspapers, opposing those officials. In spite of tbe closest scrutiny, nothing but the most csreful management of the stale funds has been found. After the strictest searob, no scandal, no losses, no risks run and no schemes to swindle the state out of adollar have been unearthed. This is high ptaise for the administration and speaks more for thi6 one than for its predecessor. Tbe newspapers making a great to-do about the apportionment of tbe railroad tax by the treasurer several weeks after it was paid, forget to state the oustom of the republicans in tbe same thing, for tbe same reason, viz.: withholding it until ths delinquent counties paid in tbeir own tax to tbe state, as induce ment to be prompt. Tbe Bismarok Tribune, which "roasted" the treasurer and auditor, had nothing to say about the practioe of tbe republican administra tion in tbe same matter, and failed to make any comparison. Bat a reference to the books of the treasurer shows that in 1891 tbe gross earnings money was re oeivedonAug. 11 and 18, but was not apportioned until Oot. 31. In 1892 the money waa received Aug. 13 and was again apportioned Oct. 31. "It is a ter rible thing for populists to do this, but it ia all right when republicans doit," adds the Independent, and that about expresses all there is of importance in the incident. School Money Received. During tbe years 1891 and 1892 the total apportionment of tbe state tuition fund amounted to 9431,663.48. Of this amount Stutsman county received 911,972. During the yeara 1893 and 1094 tbe What is V.<p></p>CASTORIA -V v* vv\Vv v\,\vWv.\- AVw ww\\i1 Caatoria Is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Intents and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Xarcotie substance. It Is a harmless substitute for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil. Its guarantee is thirty years* use by Caatoria destroys Worms and allays ffeveriahness. Castorla 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. Da. O. C. OSSOOD, Lowell, Maas. OMtarla to the best remedy for children of which I am acquainted I hope the day ia not far distant whae mothers willeoaalder tbe real Internet of their children, and uae Caatoria in stead of thevariousquack nostrumswhich are destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium, morphias, soothing syrup and other hurtful agents down their throeto, thereby eroding them to presMtsre gravea." Da. J. C. KncasLOs, Oonway, Ark. purely educational position, if there was not something else attached. WALTER MUIR is going to get many demoeratio votes, all the independents, and hosts of republicans. He is making a olean cut campaign, not lying about his adversaries, or spreading campaign canards about tbem in an unknown lan guage to bis English speakingaudienoes. ROBIBT SCHILLING delivered one of bis black-board speeches at Bismarck last Saturday night and tbe Tribune hasn't got over it yet. WALTER MUIR is making a clean-cut campaign and frienda everywhere. Castoria. "Castoria Is so well adapted to ehildffw thai I recommend It sssupsriortoany prescription known to me." 11M Ceataar Company, TT Mivray Street, Raw York City. B. A. Ancm,H ft, ill 8a Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. T. Our phyririsns ia the children's depart* mast have spokes highly of their experi ence In their outside practice with castoria, and although we only have among our medical supplies what is known aa regular products, yet we are free to conreas that the merita of Caatoria baa won ua to look wilfe favor upon it." UMTSD HOSPITAL AND Diarntam, Boston, Aim C. Surra, fret.. amount apportioned amounted to $607, 883.91, an increase of 8176,230.43, with the November apportionment still to be made. Of this amount Stutsman county received 814,670.44, or $2,698.44 more than was received during 1881 and 1892. The November apportionment will swell the amount to 93,850 over the years 1891 and 1892. It may be added that tbe present ad ministration bought the bonds direct from the district and did not use the sohool fund to pay premiums with. The World's Fair Tests showed no baking powder so pure or so great in leav ening power as the Royal. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder Meat Perfect Made. Advertised Letters. List of letters remaining unclaimed in the postoffioe at Jamestown. North Da kota, Tor the week euding Oct. 23, 1894: LADIES. Brady, Mrs Oregersen, Mary Collins, Miss Mae Harrington, Mrs Fransen, Alma Steckwell, Miss Yeates, Mrs Maggey. GENTLEMEN. Arnoldy, W A Balcb, Fred Barrons, A Beecher, Bowland, A Brown, Peter Budman, Frank Caldwell, Geo a so Davis, Fleming, Mike Gathmnn, August Gray, A Hart, Wm Hilton, James Johnson, E Wulpp, Peter Johnston, W King, Henery Kingsland Bros Maatenier, 0(2) McKenzie, W A Moore, Merrick (2) O'Brien, Park, S Paulson, Joe Philips, Chas Roal, Tom Sarga, Dan Schultz, Taylor, Frank Vradenburg, A Wasner, David Zeitsch, Geo List of letters remaining unclaimed in postoffioe at Jamestown, N. D., for week ending Oct. 27,1894: LADIES. Weacb, Mrs Sarah Bakie, Miss Jessie Bellinger, Mrs Wemple, Mary E Fletcher,MissEmma Kline, Mrs Winnie. GENTLEMEN. AlamBchfth, Rev Johns, I N Bell, Williard (2) Joshn, Geo (2) Bowland, Abe Mosher, W De Forest, Fred Sinclair, Will Falley, Chas Smith, W Gillespie, A Wager, Frank Green, N Henderson, E F. It not oalled for within fourteen days will be sent to dead letter office. In oalling for the above please say advertised, and give date of this list. O. A. KLAUS. P. M. ASSIST NATCEE a little now and then, with a gentle, clean* ing laaattve, thereby removing offending matter from the atom*. ech and towels, and toning up and invigoj, nttBI tbe liver and' Iquiokening its Jetton, anS you there- 1 JS££b55!SK clss/piks, flstalas and maladies too to mention. &, tbey would hare less frequent to call for tbeir doctor's services to subdue attacks of dangerous dissssss. That, of all known agents to this purpose, Dr. Pierce's Pleasant are unequalled, Is proven by the fact tM* onceussd, tbey are always In favor. secondary effect Is to keep tbe boweU op«n and regular, not to further ths case with other pills. ifrerer popularity with sui stipatioo, pilss and indigestion.