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The jamestown Alert
rilUIlSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, Lw.i.
P.iper ol* StutMiiuui County
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thecity by isr-
rlett. ii SO cents a month.
Daily, off yuar f8 00
Daily, three months 5®
Weekly, one year
Weekly, six months
Judge Grosscup of the U. S. Circuit
court at Chicago in a lecture at the
University of Michigan gave his
views on the proposed anti-trust leg
islation and the future of the protec
tive movements that the people will
have to inaugurate. lie says that
men looking for improvement in their
conditions of industrial liberty will
naturally gravitate to what is new if
the old'system is not sufficient for a
remedy. The organization of labor
and capital as two hostile forces is
unrepublican. The great body of lib
eral citizens will not adhere to the
less and less number of proprietors,
and that this middle class, which are
the natural friends of property and a
great conservative force, will swing,
in time to the great majority of those
not proprietors or employers and this
addition will make socialism invinci
The American people must wake up
to approaching changes in our system
of government brought about by
modern conditions and a great pro
blem confronts the best elements of
the nation to adjust the conflict fair
ly to both property and labor inter
The judge seems to hold that over
capitalization and over organisation
are both dangerous. Also that the
measures proposed in congress have
no purpose for widening the oppor
tunities of proprietorship. That
publicity will be a 'good thing, but
will not be enough that the govern
ment should not rest content with
mere news gatherings but make sure
that every corporate organization is
fairly and honestly organized and the
water kept out of the stock. The
judge believes. that*.the people will
meet and solve these problems, that
issues that now confuse the situation
will be brushed aside, and both prop
erty interests and industrial liberty
will be protected according to the
high standard of American ideals.
Ex-Senator Edmunds writs a let
ter to the press stating that in his
view, the recent legislation passed
by congress in restraint of trusts
together with the former legislation
on the statutes are entirely adequate
to accomplish their object if properly
enforced. The new measures give
th officers of law more means to
work with and if the attorney gen
eral and his assistants desire to en
force the laws they will find the way
easy, as the supreme court will, in
Mr. Edmunds opinion, sustain any
such legislation intended to "arrest
the progress and undo the mischiev
ous work of such great and injurious
combinations as have so largely come
into recent existence."
There are now at least three acts
on the'statutes that are intended to
deal with the trust questions, the old
Sherman law and two new measures.
If enforced they can largly restrain
illegal combinations against trade
and individual ownership and compe
tition. The latest laws are believed
adequate to prevent rebates and spec
ial rates to favored shippers on rail
ways, and to provide for an inspec
tion of the books and affairs of all
corporations doing an inter-state
The committee from this state who
went to Madison, Wis., to see what
the legislature of that state intended
to do, in regard to the proposed grain
law changes, which would give a foot
ing to the Superior board of trade,
did not find much interest taken in
the measure. The Wisconsin mem
bers were slow to act and there is not
much prospect that the present sys
tem of grading will be divided or
diverted from Duluthtoany Wiconsin
point. The North Dakota members
seem to think they were misled by
the Wisconsin boomers, whose main
object was to rehabilitate the Su
perior board of trade, and to get
North Dakota" to lend amoral sup
port to it. The proposed law before
the Wisconsin legislature allows $7,200
for the expenses of a Wisconsin in
spection the first two years. The
opposition to any Wisconsin inspec
tion defeated the same kind of a bill
in Madison six or seven years ago.
LIVE STOCK PRICES.
The outlook'for prices of ^cattle,
hogs and horses in the eastern mark
ets is of interest to farmers of North
Dakota. The live stock journals are
full of letters from feeders of cattle
and hogs for the market, and raisers
of horses, and all agree that there is
a prospective shortage in marketable
animals of the above kind. The high
price of corn and its poor quality has
made the cattle feeding business less
profitable than usual. As a consequ
ence every one is getting rid of their
expensively fed cattle and next sum
mer is bound to find a shortage of the
high class of beef which is expected
to bring up the price to the high
figures of a year ago. Cattle are about
$1.50 to $1.75 under the high prices
of 1901-2. Hogs are also reported
scarce with receipts light and prices
prospectively strong and steady
The Chicago Live Stock World says:
"The best authorities agree that
it will take three years to get a supply
of horses large enough to meet the
home demand, to say nothing about
a sacrifice of 419,000 horses and mules
in the Boer war, that number dying
mainly from use before being acclimat
ed. ranee is short on horses, and
the same is true of most European
countries. It would seem that our
American farmers, who use good
jugdement in breeding the right kinds
of horses, have an encouraging out
The unusual cold wave which^has
passed over North Dakota spiead out
over the whole country. While it was
a period of very low temperature in
this state,the lowest that has occurr
ed in 1(3 years, it was even more se
vere in its effects on people in the
eastern states. In Chicago it was 10
below, Peoria, 14, Indianapolis 8,
Kansas City 9, Omaha 10, Topeka 12,
below. Snow has failed in Louisiana.
At Birmingham the mercury fell 59
degrees in 12 hours. Heavy snows
blockading railroads, in New York
have fallen. It was cold everywhere
and in the eastern states a much
greater extent of suffering was seen
than in the northwest, where people
expect and are prepared for healthful
One of the assistants on a farm for
more general use in the future will
be the gasoline engine. Wind mill
power is good but not reliable al
though supposed to be cheaper. WitlT
a 3 p. gas engine a great deal of
farm labor can be saved. Several
farmers of this county have put in
the engines and one farmer from
Wisconsin writes a farm journal that
he has used gasoline power over a
year and would not do without it.
It will not shirk its duty, will saw
wood, grind feed, pump water,churn,
turn the grind stone, and would do
the family washing if the machinery
was fixed for it. Labor saving de
vices on the farm pay.
It is a matter of doubt if any state
fair"bill becomes a law. ^omeo^ne
members are in favor of dividing up
the proposed' appropriation into a
smaller number of sums so as to give
any county in the state which will
hold a fair under certain conditions,
encouragement. The idea is not to
give all the money to any one place
which will make a local fair out of
it in fact, but encourage smaller
fairs all, over the state The money
that Fargo asks for an alleged state
fair will be spent largely for the ben
efit of Fargo, and the other taxpay
ers pay the bills. Give all counties
where successful fairs have been held
or can reasonably be expected, the
same chance it is urged.
There was some discussion in the
legislature providing the governor of
the state with a carriage and horses.
Heretofore the governors of the state
have been compelled tojride in hacks
hired from the street cab service or
walk. North ^Dakota is getting big
enough to allow a little official dis
tinction to her chief executive, the
same as in other states, and while the
matter of appropriating money for
carriages and horses for the governor
is a new thing, other state officials
have been provided for heretofore and
there seems to be no. particular rea
son why the governor of North Da
kota should not be as well cared for.
8CALDED HIM TO DEATH.
School Girl Confesses to Murdering an
Norton, Pa., Feb. 25.—Pattie Garret,
a pretty seventeen-year-old school girl
of Graftsville, who has been confined
in the Whitesburg jail for ten days,
has made a complete confession of the
murder of Jason L. Craft, aged sixty,
Miss Garret says she poured boiling
hot water from a tea kettle over the
old man, burning him to death at the
request of her mother, who is held
with her daughter.
PHILIPPINE CURRENCY BILL.
House Amends and Passes the Senate
Washington, Feb. 25.—Under the or
der made on Saturday the house,
without preliminary business, pro
ceeded to the consideration of the sen
ate amendments to the Philippine cur
rency bill. It was agreed that there
should be one hour of debate on each
At the conclusion of the debate the
two amendments recommended by the
house committee were agreed to and
the vote was then taken on the adop
tion of the senate substitute as
It was agreed to, 136 to 100.
Sundry Civil BUT Ready.
Washington, Feb. 25.—The senate
committee on appropriations has con
cluded consideration of the sundry
civil appropriation bill. The commit
tee recommends increases over the
appropriations made by the bill as it
passed the house amounting to |3,
279,701, bringing the total up to 9*3.
iThi Kind Yoa Haw Ah
There is no other season when good
medicine is so much needed as in the
The blood is impure, weak and
impoverished—a condition indicated
by pimples and otlv-r eruptions on the
face and body, by deficient vitality,
loss of appetite, lack of strength, and
want of animation.
Make the blood pure, vigorous and
rich, create appetite, give vitality,
strength and animation, and cure
all eruptions. Ilave the whole family
begin to take them today.
"Hood's Sarsaparilla has been used In
our family for some time, and always with
good results. Last spring I was all ran
down and got a bottle of it, and as usual
received great benefit." Miss BIDLAH
BOYCE, Stowe, Vt.
Hood's Sarsaparilla promises to
cure and keeps the promise.
CABLEGRAM TO WASHINGTON
BRIEFLY MENTIONS ITS
INTERESTS THREE NATIONS
Controversy at One Time Threatened
to Involve a Trio of 8outh Ameri
can Republics in War—Brazil Makes
Cash Settlement With Syndicate
and Abolishes the Transit Duties
Washington, Feb. 25.—Record of the
settlement of another phase of the
Acre dispute that promised at one
time to involve three South American
countries in war, is contained in a
short cablegram received at the state
department during the day from
United States Consul General See
gur, at Rio, dated Feb. 22:
He says: "Amazon transport dul
ces formally abolished. Cash settle
ment has been made by Brazil with
These transit duties were imposed
by Brazil while the territory of Acre
was in dispute in an amount sufficient
to equal the customs duties that ordi
narily would have been levied upon
imports into Acre. The agreement
reached between Brazil and Bolivia
to submit the question of title to The
Hague tribunal has made it possible
to abolish these transit duties.
SIX PERSONS KILLED.
Passenger and Freight Trains Collide
on the Big Four.
Cleveland, Feb. 25.—As the result
of a head-on collision between a west
bound passenger train and an east
bound freight train a mile or two east
of Berea, O., on the Big Four rail
road, four mail clerks were burned to
death and several trainmen were more
or less seriously hurt. The dead are
W. H. Blackwell, E. W. Kriesman, T.
W. Smiley and L. M. Walworth, all of
The fourth victim was not killed
outright, but was so badly burned that
he died within a short time. He was
unable to make any statement and
had life long enough only to give his
name. No passengers were hurt.
The badly charred bodies of two
men, supposed to have been tramps,
were found in the ashes of one of the
burned stock cars. The bodies were
almost entirely consumed and nothing
remained by which they could be iden
tified. It is said that two tramps
boarded the freight train as it passed
The passenger train was quite heav
ily peopled and many passengers were
school superintendents and teachers
on their way to Cincinnati to attend
a meeting of school directors and
teachers in that city.
The unfortunate mail clerks were
locked in their car, which immediately
caught fire, and were unable to re
8TUDENT8 FLEE THE CITY.
Typhoid Fever on the Increase at
Ithaca, N. Y.
Ithaca, N. Y., Feb. 25.—The death
roll among the students of Cornell
university from the scourge of ty
phoid fever has reached alarming pro
portions and there are no less than
fifty-four cases, the outcome of which
is uncertain. Fourteen students in the
hospital have recovered within six
teen days. Every day brings forth
new cases and the physicians of Itha
ca are toiling night and day in the ef
fort to stamp out the epidemic. More
than half of the 2,900 students have
fled from this pest-ridden city.
Consecrated Coadjutor Bishop.
Pittsburg, Feb. 25.—With all the
splendor and solemnity of the Roman
Catholic church the Rev. "J. P. Regis
Cenevin was consecrated as coadjutor
bishop of the Pittsburg diocese. The
ceremony was held In the cathedral,
which had been elaborately decorated
for the occasion. Archbishop P. J.
Ryan of Philadelphia officiated as con
secrator and celebrant of pontifical
Cavalryman Kills Himself.
Fort Keogh. Mont., Feb. 25— Rather
than go to the Philippines, to which
his troop had been ordered, Private
McDonald of the Thirteenth cavalry
committed suicide by shooting him
self through the heart with a revolver.
The deed was committed la the bar
SENATE PAS8ES TWO BILL8.
Mr, Quay Still Unable to Get a Vote
on Statehood Bill.
Washington, Feb. 25.—During the
consideration of morning business in
the senate a house bill was passed
creating a new division of the Eastern
district of Texas and providing for
the holding of sessions of court at
A bill was passed authorizing the
secretary of the treasury to issue a
number of souvenir medallions for the
benefit of the Thomas Jefferson Me
morial Association of the United
A resolution was adopted calling on
the postmaster general to furnish in
formation regarding the effect on the
revenue of the postofflce department
in the event of the adoption of the
amendment to the postofflce appropri
ation bill giving all periodicals the
same rate and terms as those now
given weekly periodicals. A resolu
tion also was agreed to accepting the
invitation of the Louisiana Purchase
exposition to attend the dedicatory
ceremonies at St. Louis April 30 and
May I and 2 next, and providing for
the appointment of a committee of
ten senators to represent that body.
Mr. Quay, speaking to his resolu
tion declaring it to be the sense of the
senate that a vote should be taken
on the statehood bill prior to March 2,
said that the occasion for it had
passed but he desired a test vote on
the question of cloture in the senate
"for future reference."
Mr. Aldrich thought the resolution
should go to the committee on rules
and it was so referred.
Upon motion of Mr. Proctor the ag
ricultural appropriation bill was taken
up. The statehood amendment, which
was put on as a rider, was passed
over by unanimous consent.
Mr. Quay sought to secure a vote
on the statehood bill but Mr. Nelson
Mr. Tillman then resumed his re
marks in reference to the Indianola
(Miss.) postofflce case.
CUBAN COALING 8TATION8.
President Signs Agreement Providing
for Their Cession.
Washington, Feb. 25. President
Roosevelt has signed the agreement
drawn under the terms of the Piatt
amendment providing for the acquisi
tion by the United States of a naval
station at Guantanamo and a coaling
station at Bahia Honda, both in Cuba.
The document had been previously
signed by President Palma and was
brought to Washington by Minister
Squiers. It does not specify the price
of the properties to be acquired and
this detail is left to be settled by the
usual legal condemnatory proceedings
after the navy department has de
cided exactly the amount of land it
wishes at each place.
With these two places properly for
tified as naval bases the Gulf of Mex
ico would not be possible of occupa
tion by a hostile fleet and the Carib
bean sea would be unsafe for an en
emy. As the names of the places in
dicate, Guantanamo, a naval station,
will be the more important of the two
bases, and within a short time there
will be erected extensive coal docks
and perhaps a short line of railroad
will connect the port with the back
bone railroad already finished by pri
vate enterprise. Bahia Honda will for
some time probably be used simply
for the storage of coal.
WINS FIRST SKIRMISH.
Mrs. Fairbanks After Re-Election in
Daughters of Revolution.
Washington, Feb. 25.—The first
skirmish in the campaign for presi
dent general began at the outset of
the day's session of the national so
ciety of the Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution. Immediately after
the conclusion of the routine busi
ness the proposed amendments to the
constitution were taken up. The first
amendment proposed was that of Mrs.
Katherine R. Wolcott Verplanck, state
regent of New York, to add to article
4, section 1, the words, "except the
president general, who shall not hold
the same office for more than two
This amendment was designed to
make Mrs. Fairbanks, the present
president general, eligible for re
election. Its acceptance was moved
by Miss Miller of the District of Co
lumbia and seconded by Mrs. Murphy
The amendment was passed by a
vote of 443 to 68.
JUDGE 8HIRA8 STEPS DOWN.
Retires From the United 8tates Su
Washington, Feb. 25.—-In accord
ance with the terms of his letter of
resignation Justice Shiras during the
day retired from his office as an asso
ciate justice of the United States su
In length of service Justice Shiras
was the youngest member of the su
preme bench, except three—Justices
White, Peckham and McKenna.
Justice Shiras was appointed from
Pittsburg by President Harrison short
ly before the latter was defeated for
re-election by Grover Cleveland in
1892. He succeeded the late Justice
Joseph P. Bradley of New Jersey.
COAL COMMITTEE REPORT8.
Result of Hearings Doee Not Develop
Washington, Feb. 25.—The Bub-com
tee of the house committee on mer
chant marine and fisheries that went
to Boston to Investigate the subject
of coal transportation has reported to
the full committee the result of the
hearings held. The report sayB:
"The evidence taken satisfied the
sub-committee that there was no ques
tion as to the sufficiency of tonnage
for water transportation."
The committee reported also that
to deficiency existed in the matter of
LADIES TRAVELING ALONE
Agree that for comfort, conven
ience, uniform courtesy of employees
and perfection of service there is no
road like the famous North-Western.
I was advised by friends to try
Iydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable
Compound, which I did, and after
Wiring it six weeks I was able to be
around all the time and [do my house
tCfinn FORFEIT tt Mnaot forthwithprodttM tk* original l«l
twiinlill, which vUlMrovo
PLAGUE OF GRASSHOPPERS.
Agricultural Cepaitment Warns Mon
tana and Ssuth Dakota.
Belle Fourche, S. D., Feb. 25.—A
bulletin recently issued by the depart
ment of agriculture warning the resi
dents of Eastern Montana and West
ern South Dakota against a possible
plague of grasshoppers this year ha.1
created some apprehension among
ranchmen and others in this vicinity.
Grasshoppers appeared in large
numbers in Montana last summer and
it' is feared that they may appear in
multiplied numbers during the com
AFRAID TO GIVE CHASE.
Mexico (Ind.) Citizens See
Peru, Ind., Feb. 25.—Five masked
men, all heavily armed, blew the
safes in the postofflces at Mexico and
Denver, north of here, early in the
morning. Twenty-five citizens heard
the explosions which blew the safe to
pieces, saw the robbers board a hand
car but were afraid to give chase.
The men ran the car to Denver,
three miles east of Mexico, and crack
ed the postofflce safe there. They
left Denver on the same car. Small
amounts were taken from both offices.
BERKSIIIRES FOR SALE.
We have for sale several thorough
bred young Berkshire boars. Beaver
Stock Farm, Montpelier, N. D.
OUT THEY CO
MORTON COUNTY, North DakoU,# has rich
black loam soil on clay foundation, producing
heavy crops—where corn grows. Good water In
wells 10 to feet. Where CMI PrM. Feeding
about six weeks in year. Creameries sell butter
st Elgin prices. Farm lands
to |12 per acre.
Grazing lands to 97.160acres Prr« Hnsir ilrnls
adjoining. V,000 people now in county. Health
iest climate. Write for maps and facts.
A Danger Period Through Which
Eveiy Woman Must Pass.
Owing to modern methods of living, not one woman in a thousand
approaches this perfectly natural change without experiencing a train
of very annoying and sometimes painful symptoms. At this period a
woman indicates a tendency towards obesity or tumorous growths.
Those dreadful hot flashes, sending the blood surging to the heart
until it seems ready to burst, and the taint feeling that follows, some
times with chills, as if the heart were going to stop forever, are only a
few of the symptoms of a dangerous nervous trouble. The nerves an
crying out for assistance: The cry should be heeded in time. Lydla
E. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound was prepared to meet the needs
of woman's system at this trying period of her life, and all women who
use it pass through this trying period with comfort and safety.
If any one wishes to write me, to
verify these statements, I will gladly
answer their letters."
Mas. CLAU CHEZKM, Jewett, 111.
years I had been Buffering, was pass
ing through the Change of Life, and
my womb had fallen mensea were so
profuse that at timea I was obliged to
lie on my back for six weeks at a time,
could not raise my head from pillow.
I thad been treated by several phy
sicians, but got no relief.
TWO COLUnNS OP PROOF.
DBAB Mas FmuuM s—I was side
and nothing seemed to do me any good
vntil I began taking Mrs. Plnkham's
"It was Change of Life with me
and falling of the womb. I had severe
pains all through mv body. I had a
a terrible cough ana people thought
I had consumption.
"I took six bottles of Lydls E.
Plnkham's Vegetable Compound
and two of Blood Purifier, and two
boxes Liver Pills, and I am now stouter
than I have been for a long time. I
can do all my work now, thanlcs to
Lydia E. Plnkham's vegetable
work. I know your medicine savsd
anj life and I eaanot praise it enough."
Mas. LIXTIB BOBCAT,
Sl» Smith St., Millville, N.J.
DBAB Mas. PNUIX: I have
worked hard all my life, and when the
Change of Life eaae I flowed very
badly for weeks at a time. I would
stop for a day or two, thea start
again. I went to see a doctor and
went through an examination, and
spent two hundred dollars for medi*
cine and doctor's bills, but I did not
get the relief I expected.
"At that time I saw Lyffla E,
Plnkham's Vegetable Compound
advertised and began its use. I have
found it to be just what I needed.
"I wish every woman suffering
from female trouble would try it. I
recommend it to all my friends."
Mas. WK. DULT, Millbank, S.D.
DBAB MBS. PHTKBAM: I feel it.
a duty I owe you and every Buffering
woman in the land to tell of the
wonderful results I have found in
using Lydia E. Plnkham's Vege
table Compound and Liver Plus.
Passing through the Change of
Life, aome of the physicians consulted
said nothing but an operation would
save me. But your medicine alone
"—Mas. MAOMOLIA DBAB,
1441 First Avenue, Evansville, Ind*
letters sad ilfnatorM e4
Takes as much pride in
the condition of her pans
and kettles as of her china.
To such we address our
selves. Our big line of
is made after the newest
patterns light, strong,
durable, and well adapted
for the purposes for which
they are designed We
will be glad to have you
look at it.
R. L. Scott & Co.,
Up-to-Date Hardware Men.
Came to my place about the middle
of January one red and white heifer
about one and one-half years old with
hole in right ear. Owner call, pay
charges and take away property.
Michael Toay, Jamestown, N. D.