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•Hi. li J- H| II The Jamestown Alert. DA LHEXCEPT SUNDAY1A WEEKLY THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1898. TBHMS: The L)auy Alert is delivered in the city by car riers, ui f0 cent* a month. liaily, one year $8 UO Daily, six months 3 00 Daily, three months 1 50 Weekly, ouo year 1 JO Weekly, six months W. H. KKLL.OGG. CONGKKSS TAKES THE BIT. THE first step towards freeing Cuba, has been taken in tbe report ot the senate committee today, demanding the relin quishment ot Cuba by Spain and the withdrawal of the Spanish troops. The senate will pass this resolution and un doubtedly a similar one will soon oome from the house. In this case Spain will have to do one of two things, ao quiesoe, or refuse. In the latter event this country will have to make its demand imperative by force of arms—of armed intervention. Prep arations for active measures are ready. The message of the president, in which he cites precedents for the request and asks congress to leave the matter with him, seems to be ignored by a ma jority in both houses. Congress places the blame for loss of the Maine directly on Spam, and will demand reparation in the abandon ment of Cuba. McKinley proposed to settlaitby arbitration. The president no longer controls the situation as his message was not satisfac tory to congress. In effect he did not propose to either recognize the belligerents, or the independence of the Cubans, but simply desired "to pacifiy" both combatants, feed the Cubans and leave the government of the island to the sovereignity of Spain, thereby throw ing on the Cubans the liability for the indebtedness which Spam has incurred. A SOLID REAR. THE criticism has been offered that recent', effigy executions of the presi dent and Hanna have been confined to localities south of Mason and lJixon's Sine. This same expression of unpopular •sentiment has appeared in the north, however. A dispatch from Kalamazoo, Mich., says that "Hanna WHS hanged in effigy here in the principal business street, placarded "Dollar Mark—Wait till I sell bonds." The patriotic, liberty loving sentiment that binds all the United States into one compaot nation, is not oonfinea to any area, district or state in the Union. Aside from the financial slock ar.d job l)*r9 street in New York city—which is a money and stock market where in is typified the fear, greed and tyranny of the multi-millionaires of the country— thi9 anion is alike, in the feelings of the ipeople alike in its assignment of weal ar woe for the common throng alike in the desires, aspirations and motives of the native inhabitants and acquired citi zen*. The same instinctive impulses that relate to the nation and to the governed run through the inhabitants of every etate even to the remotest locality. The same sacrifices would be endured every •where if needed. The great pride and approval of tue work and bearing of Oen. Lee, in Havana, is the same in the north as in the south. The line that divides the nation runs no longer east and west, but is a circum scribed and perverted segment of a nar row circle enclosing the limits of a siDgle great city and its environs on the east coast. It iB the dead line drawn by forces and the men whose mama is money and who are exploiting the pro ducers of the United States through the channels of deceit and ignorance, and take advantage of a generous confidence pat in public servants by the people. The poise beat of the nation oomes from the heart of the country, from baok and beyonJ the narrow tongue of land wherein gold is esteemed infinitely higher than humanity where plot and delve the sappers and miners of the re public, working their veins through the rifts of a cheap and tinsel partisanship and using the tools of pretended patriot ism, honesty, and morality to blind the loyal masses, knit so firmly together in the back ground. THE THRIFTY SYNDICATE. CONGRESSMEN are discussing Mr. Hanna's influence at the White House, on the floors of both houses, with about the same freedom as it is being disoussed in the press and on the street. The fol lowing is part of the cross fire in Thurs day's house debate: Mr. McMillan asked Mr. Grosvenor what the latest information was as to the president's policy. In reply Mr. Grosvenor asked Mr. McMillan for the latest information as to the controlling power on the democratic side next Mon day. (Laughter and applause.) "I know what power ia controlling on your side," observed Mr. McMillao, "that power is Mark Hanna." (Jeers on th* republican side.) Mr. Groavanor defended Senator Hanna ciftlinff a tent ion to the senator's denial that ha bad ever bought a share of atook on Wall street in bis life. "Can be aay the same thins •bout voteaf" aakad Mr. MoMillao amid dari •iva laughter from the democratic aide. In tba speech that draw forth Mr. Groavanor'a ramarlu, Mr. Lent* charged I -vi+* that the administration gave General Lee's dispatch us the reason for not Hending in the message, but that it. was for the purpose ot working the stook market. Mr. Grosvenor declared that John L. McConk was wittingly in a great con spiracy to secure the independence of Cubti Hnd validate !$'100,(XX),000 of Cubnn bonds. These bonds he said, would be destroyed if Spiiiu were driven out of Cuba in the interests of the American people. Elkins, McCook and Hanna have been classed together as the heads of the syndicate lobbying in congress and at the White House in a great Cuban bond deal and as appearing to have the aid of the president wherever possible. Also the charges are made that the Wall street stook market has been systemati cally worked by these people and it is intimated that at least one member of the cabinet is a member of the syndicate. The last postponement of the presiden tial message caused an advance in some stocks of as many as ten points, and it is stated that Hanna's syndioate bad bought heavily the day before, and the profits were a million dollars at least. MISS WILLARIV3 CHELATION. THE remains of Frances Willard were cremated inChioago list week in accord with her expressed wish. She left the following request: "Holding the opinion that I do, I por pose helping forward progressive move ments even in my latest hours.aod hence I hereby deoree that the earthly mantle 1 shall drop ere long, when my real self passes onward into the world unseen, shall be swiftly enfolded in flames and rendered powerless harmfully to affect the health of the living. "Let no friend of mine say ought to prevent the cremation of my oast-off body." Miss Willard's l-ody has accordingly been returned to the elements from whence derived its constituent parts are now mingled with the great universe and acted upon by the same laws that controlled her as an animate being. The vital spark being discarded, the quick process of fire quiokly transformed the body into its affinities, as desired by the owner, and all has disappeared. But Miss Willard, as a personality in the memory of the living and as a force in the social and moral life of those living, lingers yet, as completely in the memor ial urn as in the monumented grave. Her life work and its results are here not elsewhere. These things are realities, are known facts, and the thousands who have derived inspiration from a notable char acter understand them as facts, and ac cept their practioal significance. But to peer beyond, above or beneath and dis cern the creature of the original design or to discover bow and where her "real self passes onward the world unseen" —into the only sphere where its worth avails aught,—in the sphere of action aye, there's the rub! Shakespere marshals his belief into the grim conclusion: "We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep." In her burial directions—presumed always to be the truthful expression of reason in health—Miss Willard seemed to believe that her "real self" was differ ent from its material self and subject to different conditions that it would trav erse the unseen fields of space, in the unknown limits of time. But whether as an idea of value for the living, or as an entity, or merely as a pleasing phant asmagoria, or vision that's conjured by words or other means into the cellular recesses of the brain, she does not slate and at the time and in the connection when it seems it would have been best for so truthful a person to state. ROYA FAMILIES COMBINE. The present acting Queen of Spain wants to hold her job, and naturally fears the result of a war, on the temper and resources of the Spanish people. Every monarchy and dynasty is the in carnation of selfishness. Nothing would BO endanger the present Spanish throne as along or disastrous war with the United States. The royal family could well afford to give up Cuba rather than take this war risk and in. the records of every royal family of this generation their own personal interests have actuated their public policy. The days when a monarch went to war for the mere sake of military glory and con quest are about over. The task of hold ing on to what the royal kings, queens and emperors, already have, is bard enough, without risking their thrones for empty honor. And dispatches state that the whole ooterie of royal families are supporting the Queen of Spaij in the negotiations to prevent a war. Capitalists and the financial forces of Europe are also at work to aid th® Queen and promise to assist her in sup pressing any popular or passionate up rising of her subjects in case she grants for Cuba the demands made by the United States. POPULAR WHEREVER TRIED. A lady has been elected mayor of a town in Idaho aftar a sharp contest with a popular man. In the new states of the west wbere bright women have taken part in public and official servioe, the reault must have been satisfactory or the experiaient wonld not be re peated, and tba franchise extended. Woman make a large factor in abaping tba nation'a government and influencing its policy and they recognise it mora fallj every year. Tba praaant eoonomio 1 -A i' system is generally forcing women and girle into sharp competition with men in order to earn the family's livlehood. This forced labor brings out their lateut usefulness, sharpens their intel lects and makes women more indepen dent. To the exteut that they are obliged to compete in the field of em ployment, it seems only just that they should have a voice in changing or enact ing legislation that has brought about this increasing necessity of women earn ing her bread like Adam. FEDERAL PREFERENCE. THE fight in the Michigan legislature for equal taxation is gettiug warm. The federal administration is taking a hand against Pingree. Two members of the senate, where the vote is olose, were appointed to federal positions, one a deputy oollector of customs and the other a United States district attorney. The law is that no federal appointee can retain his membership of the legis latures. Special elections were ordered iu these districts by Pingree to till their vacant seats as the law required. Both appointees have surrendered their posi tions in the government service and left a gooi salary to hold their seats in the senate presumably with approval of the administration. Gov. Pingree will not withdraw the order for a special election holding that the aooeptance of and as suming the duties of the offices, vacated the seats in the senate. Pingree is a warm tighter, and the lower house has passed the bill empowering a special elective commission to revise valuations of corporations in Michigan. TAKES HALF THE REVENUES. ABOUT half tbe total revenues ot the government are required to Day pen sions. Since 1890, the names that have gone on tbe pension roll, under the pen sion service bill, have doubled and are now nenrly 1,000,000. Before 1890, tbe list contained 538,000 names. Over 5,000 names were added last year and the applications pending indicate that over 20,000 more will be added before another year. The law of 1890 did the mischief and as has been said: "Nearly all moderate and sensible men, old soldiers as well as civilans, now ad mit that that legislation was a mistake. It created a pension class that will re main with the republio so long as it shall stand." THE effort of tbe great foreign powers to prevent a war, seems to be a formal matter only, like a diplomatic call under the rules of etiquette. The president's reply to many minds meant anything or nothing. Among tbe senators'opinions on this Mr. Roach is quoted as say ing: "This interchange of notes means nothing. We should act in tniB matter and act promptly, regardless of what European powers have to say." Other senators say: Senator Gear (rep.) of Iowa—This interchange of notes, stripped of their diplomatic vesture, means that the pres ident has told the powers to attend to their own business and we will attend to ours. Senator Frye (rep.) of Maine—I look upon the president's reply as a shrewd diplomatic move. Senator Pettigrew (silver rep.) of South Dakota—The note of President McKinley affords another reason why Mr. McKinley should be called "Wab bling William." He is evidently looking for some one to bold bim so he cannot fight. SECRETARY GAGE is opposed to postal savings banks while the post-master general gives some strong arguments for their adoption. The hostility of the secretary of the treasury toward postal savings banks is seen in an incident occurring in the senate last week. The senate committee on post offices and post roads addressed a letter to tbe •aoretary of tbe treasury asking his opinion of the practicability of postal savings banks, a subject now being agitated favorably throughout tbe oountry. President McKinley's finan cial representative made a reply which ia said to be so remarkable in its way "that the committee unanimously voted to return the letter to Gage as imperti nent and insulting." CITY ASSESSOR GILFILLAN is making the rounds of busineso men getting personal property valuations for the present year. The valuations in most oases are said to be liable to a raise, to get as uniform an assessment as pos sible. The city board of review, con sisting ot the mayor, auditor, senior alderman in each ward, will meet and add any property that may have es caped or correct any erroneous assess ment, after the work is completed. The assessor is said to be making a radical ohange in values from last year, and that the assessments reaoh a point which will resnlt in lowering somewhat tbe high rate of taxation now in foroe. IT ih estimated that there are five billion dollars of tiotitious stock issued on American railroads. Most of this is held abroad. It is understood tbat tba supreme courts deoiaion ia the Nabraaka oase directed tbat "a reasonable rata" must be paid by shippers on sueh water ed stock. The aame principle is in oludad in tba phraaa "all tba traffic will baar." If tbia statement of tba supreme ooorta deoiaion ia oorreot, tba idea of jnatiaa ia completely wiped out of tba deoiaion and nothing bat tba "la'w" ramaioa. :+-1,-- -i LAST SAD RITES Funeral Services of Carrie Bronson Largely Attended —Honored by Classmates. President Worst of the Agri cultural College Spoke in Memory. Word WHS received Monday of tbedet.th of Miss Carrie Bronson, daughter Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Bronsou of this city. Death ooourred in Mapleton Sundity evening. About two weeks ago she and a friend went there from Fargo, where she was attending the agricultural col lege, to visit friends. While there she was taken ill with measles. Her mother nursed her for a time but returning here was recalled Tuesday by a telegram an nouncing serious complications. Pneu monia and pleurisy set in and the end came suddenly. Her sister, Miss Maude, who has been teaching school at Courle nay, but who is now visiting friends at Spirit wood lake, was sent for. Miss Bronson was an unusally bright and intelligent young lady. Shegradu ated from the city high school June 15, 1894, standing high in a class of six. Shortly after she entered the college at Fargo wbere she expected soon to cob) plete the course of study. She was in dustrious and very studious and popular af well among her instructors and class mates. -A large oircle of friends here and among her college associates will sincerely mourn her untimoly death. The funeral of Miss Carrie Bronson took place Tuesday from tbe Con gregational church, Rev. Miller of the Methodist church officiating in the place of Rev. Phillips, absent from the city. Tbe oeremonies were quite simple and very impressive. After an excellent ad dress by Mr. Miller, President Worst of tbe Agricultural college at Fargo, spoke very feelingly of bis late friend and pupil. He spoke as a representative ot the student body, the CLASB of *98 and the faculty of the oollege. Having been intimately assoriated and acquainted with tbe deceased as teacher, he knew something of her hopes, aspirations and ambitions. It seemed sad that after climbing so long and earnestly and with ambition burning bright for everything, that she should fall at last in sight of tbe very goal she bad struggled for for so many months. June 22nd she would have graduated. She toiled nnd worked on as few young ladies of her delicate health could. Tbe outline of her gradu ation thesis had been accepted and her final examination completed some time ago. She was a strong christian worker. Her example was well worthy of imita tion. There were numerous floral tokens from friends. Tbe bnilding was crowded. The pall bearers were Wm. Thornhill, L. McLain, Eugene Bigelow, A. De Nault, R. Conklin and B. Russell. Carrie Blanche Bronson was born in Albaugh, Vt., February, 1876, and re moved with parents to North Dakota when a email child. Most of her lite has been passed in this city, where she graduated from tbe high school after passing with credit through the various grades of the publio school. She was a specially bright and cheer ful girl of winsome disposition and with all a ba.-d student. Her untimely death when life was presenting its brighest expectations is particularly sad and is a heavy blow to her parents, relatives and friends. Her health bad not been robust from childhood, although in later years she became strong. Her studious work at the agricultural college and close confinement to school duties may have impaired ber strength more seri ously than was realized. She left Fargo for Mapleton for a three daye rest with a class mate, Mabel Spencer, and was there about two weeks prior to death. The disease was sud den development of pneumonia from measles. A physician arriving Sunday from Casselton found one of tbe lungs congested. Both parents were present at death. Every honor and mark ot esteem was paid deceased by her classmates and teachers. Preaidant Worst of the college came to attend tbe funeral and tbe senior class drove to, and remained at, Mapleton last night and bore tbe re mains to the depot this morning. There were many floral tributes brought and a sincere sorrow shown by her olassmates. It is said tbat a position as teacher in the college was open to her in tbe near future, sbowing her high standing and the appreciation of her abilities by the faculty. Tbe interment was at tbe Highland Home cemetery. Concerning tbe death of Miss Bronson tbe Fargo Argus Baid Tuesday: Tbe sad news announcing tha death of Miss Carria Bronson caused a great deal of sorrow in tbe city and at the Agricul tural college of which institution she bad bees a respeoted student for several years. Tha deoeaaed want to Mapleton about four weeks ago to visit bar friend, Misa Spencer, and whila there was taken with tbe meaales, from which ahe died. Tbe senior olass were driven to Map leton Monday to pay tbeir last tributes to tbair departed classmate. Whooping oongb ia tha moat diatreaa ing malady bnt ita duration oan ba ont abort by tha use of Ona Minute Coogh Cure, wbieb ia alao tha boat known remedy for orrfnp and al) long and bron cbial trochlea. Wonnanbarg ft Asia. r'lir .« rrrrTTtn AVefletable Preparalioufor As similating theroodandRegula I HP Stomachs and Bowels of 1\1 AN IS (.H1LDHKN Promotes Digestion,Cheerful ness and Itest.Contains neither Opiutn,Morphine nor Mineral. NOT NARCOTIC* Mximnm* JbdJkSJ* JhutM ffirmJerJ A perfect Remedy forf -pupa tion, Sour Stomach,Diarrhoea, Worms .Convulsions .Feverish ocss and LOSS or SLEEP. facsimile Signature of NEW YORK. EXACT COPT OF WRAPPER CONGRESSMAN JOHNSON has given ex pression to an opinion on the Cuban affair. He eays tbe Spanish diplomats have proved superior to the McKinley combination, but tbat American sailors and soldierB will retrieve in battle what tbe administration lost in negotiations. Tbe president has not treated tbe North Dakota congressman very generously in the matter of patronage, hence the comment, perhaps. AFTER tbe work of freeing the Cubans has been completed it will be in order for the sentiment of tbe people, backed by congress, to take up tbe same job for the people of tbe United States. There is a great deal to do at home in the same line. EDITOR WOOD of the Steele Ozone was elected mayor, and accepts the honor with due modesty. There was no opposition—not even an agonized wail from some party organ or political office hunter, that Mr. Wood was a "pop." THE Griggs County Sentinel is at hand—a clean, newsy, creditable paper. It will favor farm interests, bimetallism and oppose corruption and jobbery in politics. It promises to succeed in the business field. IT seems that about all tbe work necessary to sell a farm in Norm Dako ta these days is to advertise it. After years of untold suffering from piles, B. W. Pursell of Knitnersville, Pa., was cured by using a single box ot DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. Skin diseases such as eczema, rash, pimples and obstinate sores are readily cured by this famous remedy. Wonnenberg & Avis. For Sale. One pair of work oxen Enquire of, J. B. FRIED. I THAT THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE —OF ro IS ON THE WRAPPER OF EVERT BOTTLE OF CASTOBIA Castoria ia pnt op in one-riis bottles only. II III not sold in balk. Don't allow anyone to nil yon anything else on the plea or promise that it I is "jnit as good" and "will answer every pw» pose." Bee that you get 0-A-8-T-0-R-I-A. SeedFor Sale. CUT PRICES. Flax and some very ohoice white ifaa sian oats. Also expect to import oar load of Manitoba seed wheat. Jamestown Ware House Co. C. HOLMES. Agent. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE. Whereas, on August 7th, 1896. Plough and Anderson, a lirni of machinists and steam fit ters of the city of Jamestown, N. D., did make certain repairs upon one ten horse power, Giant Engine, for It. I. Boutch, for which work and repairs the said Clotigli and Anderson claim a lien and which has not tieen paid that the said claim for work and labor in repairing said engine has been duly assigned to John F. Ven iiiim, as administrator of the estate of A. M. lough, deceased: that there is due for said re pairing at this time sixty-live dollars with inter est from August 7th, 18% the said it. U. Boutch lias refused to pay any part of said claim that the property upon which the lien is claimed is described as One Ten Horse Power, Giant Engine, now tbe possession ot said adminis trator. That same will he sold on Saturday, April 23rd at 2 p. in. to satisfy the amount ot the claim and the costs lawfully incurred herein. ON EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY We offer to Sell our Entire Stock of... BOOTS and SHOES AT Cut Prices, FOR CASH ONLY. GRIFFIN & CO. V' J. F. VBNNUM, As Adinininistrator of the Estate of A. M. Cloitgh, deceased. onnsby Mctiarg, Attorney. First l'ub. April 14,1898. NOTICE-TIMBER CULTURE. U. 8. Land Office, Fargo, N. I)., I April 12th, 1886. Complaint having been entered at this office by Kred \V. Smith against Jtobert F. Boyd, for failure to comply with the law as to Timber Cul ture entry No. 9703. dated July 2tith, 1884, upon the S. W.h Section 80. Twp. 1S8, N. K. 65, W. in Stutsman county, N. D., with a view to the cancellation of said entry: contestant alleging that the said liobert L. Boyd, has at no time made any improvements, breaking or plowing on said tract since said entry except to break about 30 acres that he lias in no part cultivated said tract and that no one has done so for him during the past years that no trees are grow ing thereon that no trees, tree seeds, cuttings, shrubs or shrubbery have been planted thereon for more than 8 years nor since the making of said entry that said tract has been wholly aban doned and neglected and said Boyd is not a resilient of the state of North Dakota the said parties are hereby summoned to appear before Orinsby Mcllarg, a notary nublic, and com missioner herein, at his otlice in Jamestown, N. 1., on the 2lst day of May, 1868, at the hour of ten clock a. m., of that day to respond and give testimony concerning said alleged failure and abandonment the hearing upon which evidence so taken will be held at this office on June 1st, 1898, at ten a. m. CHAN.- N. VALENTINE, Register. John Knauf, Attorney for Contestant, James town, N. 1. First Tub. April M, 1898. rrr«r -i 't' ta V". t1 A'. W 1 ,• '.