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Ja ?w 'ff ,? Me gtaurcdt "IT takes more than a passing shower to dampen democratic enthusiasm," says the St. Paul Globe. But this is an equinoctial storm that is sweeping over the country. How about that? THE city tax levy for 1888 was made last Saturday by the city council. The levy this year is but 9% mills—the low est for years. Last year the levy was 12 mills. The total ciiy valuation is about §1,500,000. IT IS said that the police captains in New York have been instructed to take the greatest precautions against illegal voting. If this has been done then it is safe for republicans to wager their last year's savings on the general result. MAJOB EDWARDS made a speech of four hours and a half at a country school house the other night. The Jamestown Capital thinks it absolutely preposterous to talk of sending such a man to the leg islature, the term of which is limited to sixty days. THE TRIBUNE has had considerable to say about Mjr. Skinner, the republican nominee for county commissioner, be cause of the unjust and malicious fight being made upon him and because of the fact that the balance of the ticket is prac tically out of danger. THE democratic county convention of Morton county passed a resolution in favor of the division of the territory on the Itfissouri river, the admission of the eastern half as a state and the creation of the territory of Mandan out of the western half. Great scheme. IT IS quite important that the names of the republican candidates for delegate to congress and for the legislature be spelled correctly. George A. Mathews spells his name with but one "t John B. Wellcome uses two "l's" and there is no final "s" on the name of H. S. Parkin. THE tidal wave is so strong that the St. Louis Globe-Democrat is constrained to remark that even in Missouri, the only thing that can keep the state from the republicans is a failure to poll the fall republican vote, and as to Florida and West Virginia—just wait and see. EDITOR WILSON of the Stark County Herald, who was not on the successful side in the recent Mandan convention, says: "Political conventions are a hum bug. The people get no consideration whatever in them. The majority of dele gates say, the people be damned, we'll get what we want first."' BUSHWACKEB HEALY is going about the country telling that Mr. Skinner has withdrawn from the field. This is false. Mr. Skinner is the regular nominee on the straight republican ticket for com missioner in the Second district, and the more lying on the part of Healy, the more votes for Skinner. IN 1881 Ben Butler received 42,000 'votes for president in the state of Mich igan. How the greenback vote will go this year has been a puzzle to leaders in both parties. As Ben Butler has gone to Detroit to assist Geo. O. Jones, chair man of the national greenback commit tee, in the issuance of a manifesto, urg ing all greenbackers to vote for Harrison, there need be no farther team of Mioh- S'.^V Sv&mu. BY M. U. JEWELL THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Published every morning, except Monday, at Big. m&rck, Dakota, is delivered by carrier to all parts of the city at 25 oente per week, or $1 per month SUBSCRIPTION BATES: Daily one month, postage paid, $100 Daily three months, postage paid, 8 00 Daily six months, postage paid, 5 00 'Daily one year, postage paid. 10 00 THE WEEKLY TB1BUNE, Eight pages, containing a summary of the news of the week, both foreign and local published every Friday, sent postage paid, to any address, for one year*2 sixmonths,$1 three months,75cents, The WEEKLY TRIBUNE is the oldest paper in North Dakota and the aim is made to make it a perfect encyolopedia of Dakota affairs. Its circu lation is large, both in the territory and the States. The DAILY TBIBDME, like the weekly edition, containing the fall associated press dispatches, is a desirable advertising medium through which to reach all northwestern towns and military posts remote from railroad lines. The DAILY TRIBUNE will be found on file at the Grand Paoific hotel, and Lord & Thomas, ad vertising agents, Chicago, and at reading rooms and news depots throughout the country. The general eastern advertising agent of the TBIBUNE is A. F. Richardson, Room 05, Tribune Building, New York. All advertisements for the TBIBUNE from points east of Illinois should be sent to him. BEWARE of bogus tickets. Compare your ballot with the ticket printed in this paper and see that no one has "shifted the cut." "TAMMANY will watch for fraud," says the New York World. Very true, no doubt, but it will say nothing if the fraud is on the right side. THE democratic cause has become so desperate that the democratic com mittee is urging that President Cleve land should take a swing around the doubtful states to save the day. THE fact that Smith D. Fry, the Wash ington correspondent, is no longer con nected with the St. Paul Globe possibly accounts for the vast amount of unreli able slush now contained in its Dakota edition. .V £.^\ \\. VJFTFC 1 THB REPUBLICAN NOMINEES. The republicans of the Twenty-third legislative district assembled in delegate convention on the 18th inst., in the city of Mandan placed in nomination for the legislature the Hon. Alexander Hughes of Burleigh, for the council, H. S. Par kins of Morton and J. B. Wellcome of Ward, for the house. HON. ALEXANDER HUGHES. "Captain Hughes," as his old army com rades address liim, is a native of Brant ford, Canada, and was born in 1846. His parents came to Columbia county. Wis., when he was an infant, and his early life was passed upon a farm. In May, 1861, when only 14 years of age, Hughes en listed in Company B, Seventh Wisconsin, and served for nearly four years, his regiment having been a portion of the Iron Brigade throughout the service of that brigade. At the battle of Gaines ville he was wounded in the leg and was for a time a prisoner, but escaped and was again wounded at South Mountain on the 14th of September, 1862, in the right arm and shoulder. At the battle of Gettysburg he was shot in the left side, and in the Spottsylvania Court House, in 1864, he received a stunning blow upon the head from a rebel musket and a gun sjiot wound in the right knee, the ball re maining there for six years after the war. At the battle of North Anna he received a gun shot wound which entered the left side, breaking a rib and then passing around the body to the right side. This shot seriously injured his spine, thirteen pieces of bone being removed from that one wound. Hughes was not able to sit up a whole day during the two years suc ceeding his last wound. He was in every battle in which the Iron Brigade fought from Gainesville up to North Anna, ex cept the battle of Antietam, and would have been there but for the wounds he had received at Gainesville and South Mountain a short time before Antietam was fought. As soon as he was able to do so, after recovering from his wounds, he commenced the study of law and was admitted to practice in 1868. He located in Jones county, Iowa, and was Soon afterwards elected county superintendent of public instruction. He was married in 1869 and in 1870 removed to Dakota, where he has ever since lived and prac ticed his profession. Only one lawyer in the territory has practiced law longer than Captain Hughes has. In 1872 Captain Hughes was elected a member of the legislative coun cil and was chosen as its president. He was a delegate to the national con vention in 1872 that renominated Gen eral Grant, and he was also a delegate to Cincinnati when General Hayes was nom inated in 1876. He has long served as a member of the republican territorial cen tral committee and for two years was chairman. He has served as one of the trustees and as secretary of the insane hospital. In 1881 the president ap pointed him receiver of public moneys at Yankton, which office he held two years, resigning to accept the position of attorney general. He was one of the commission to select the sight for the capitol of Dakota and about that time he declined a commission as adjutant general of the national guard of Dakota. He became a permanent resident of Bis marck in 1883. Two years ago he was the republican candidate for member of the territorial council and was elected by 1,450 majority. He was chairman of the judiciary committee and ranked among the ablest of Dakota's legislators. It cannot be denied that he intro duced more important bills than any other member of that very able body of representatives and that he supported with all his energy every important measure desired by his constituents and by the people of the territory. H. S. PARKIN. H. S. Parkin of Morton, who was nom inated for the house, is one of the first settlers on the Missouri slope. He is a typical frontiersman and like many others to be found in frontier homes, Mr. Parkin is a man of marked traits of char acter. He is an educated gentleman, an expert accountant, has had extensive ex perience as a merchant, shipper and trader, and is now engaged in farming and stock raising. He is known by river men and old pioneers from St. Louis to the head of the Missouri river. He is popular throughout the district. He will make his mark in the Eighteenth legis lative assembly. J. B. WELLCOME. J. B. Wellcome, also nominated for the house, is a resident of Ward county. He represents the young new comers to the territory. He is located in the great northwest, at Minot on the Manitoba railroad. He is a lawyer by profession and has had ten years experience. His county was solid for him at the conven tion. He is well informed as to their wants and will be found supporting all measures tendering to advance their in terests and develope the territory. Alex Hughes, H. S. Parkin, and J. B. Wellcome were unanimously nominated in the largest delegate convention ever held in the district. They deserve to be, and will be, elected by large majorities. It is safe to say that no other legislative district will be more ably represented in the next legislature than this. No less worthy are the nominees of the republicans for the various county offices to be voted for next month. Mr. Neal, the candidate for sheriff, is a man thor oughly identified with the interests of H. P. Bogue has been assessor during the past two years and he is a candidate for re-election. The county will profit by his two years experience. The assessor's task is not an easy one and it is doubtful if any person could have served his constituents bet ter than Mr. Bogue. Certainly none could be more faithful, earnest and fair. There have been fewer complaints of unequal taxation during Mr. Bogue's service than in any other period of the county's history. One of Bismarck's most popular and estimable young men—Mr. John Phil brick—has been named for judge of pro bate. This is an office of much more im portance than is generally considered. Mr. Philbrick is honest, capable and faithful—three requisites for the proper discharge of the duties of this office. Mr. P. B. Webb, the candidate for cor oner, is one of Bismarck's most enter prising young men and has, by close at tention to business built up a large fur niture trade. Mr. Herron, the candidate for surveyor, is well known from his long connection with Mellon Bros.' bank and is just the man for the position. Mr. A. W. Skinner, the candidate for county commissioner in the Second dis trict, is a typical farmer—not a town farmer, but a genuine 365-days-in-the year-farmer. He lives in the east end of the county—a section that needs a repre sentative on the board—and promises, if elected, to perform his duties to the best of his ability, always bearing in mind that an economical and impartial admin istration of county affairs is demanded by his constituents—the tax payers. The republican ticket ought to be elected in this county and will be if all republi cans stand by their party. "Scratching," because of personal dislike is demoraliz ing to a party and should not be in dulged in. The scratching by one voter of any particular candidate on the ticket furnishes the excuse for some other voter to scratch another name, and so it goes. It means complete demoralization and success can only be had by perfect, or nearly perfect, harmony. GEOBOEA. MATHEWS. •BISMARCK WEEKLY TRIBUNE: FRIDAY. NOV. 2, 1888. the county, is a successful farmer, has the confidence of bis constituents, is a thorough gentleman, an intense republi can and as true in politics as in business. During his long residence in the county hehaB occupied many offices of trust. Having served as deputy sheriff he un derstands thoroughly the duties of the office. He has been commissioner along time, and while he has made some bitter enemies haB made many warm friends. That he has made some errors in his of ficial career is not denied, but the posi tion of commissioner is a trying one and no man is perfect. His record will stand against his predecessors. Mr. Chase, the candidate for auditor, while he is now living in the city, may also be credited to the country, he having been one of the moBt extensive farmers in the county for several years. He is a native of the Buckeye state and popular with all who know him. Mr. Boyd, the candidate for register of deeds, is not well known in the city, but in the country—particularly Boyd town ship and the eastern portion of the county—where he has been engaged in farming and teaching school, he is very popular. His capabilities are unques tioned. Hon. Robert Macnider, the candidate for county treasurer, is so well known that to go over his record would be like turning the leaves of a familiar book. He has held the office one term and served the county well. Another term would be but a just reward to an honor able gentleman and a gallant old soldier. Hon. E. A. Williams, nominee for dis trict attorney, is another gentleman who needs no introduction to this community. His record of good deeds for this people would fill a page of this paper. He has served five terms in the territorial legis lature with credit to himself and his con stituents. It was he who, in the legisla ture of 1872, introduced and had passed the bill creating the county of Burleigh, and in subsequent sessions of the legisla ture he has ever been a faithful champion of this county's interests. He was speaker of the house in the legislature which passed bills resulting in the loca tion of the capital and the penitentiary at Bismarck, and while he has not been in active practice during the past few years, will be remembered by all old timers as one of the brightest members of the Bur leigh county bar. It is needless to tell the voters of this section why they should vote for Mr. Mathews for delegate to congress—even a democrat will not ask that question. Mathews ought—if we have gratitude— poll a much larger vote on the Missouri slope than his regular party ticket. We owe it to a friend—a friend who has served us without fear, favor or reward. The least we can do is to give him our vote. It is only a question of majority—he's elected anyhow—so let us roll up as big a majority as possible, that he may, as delegate to congress, feel the more kindly towards our interests and our requests. Mr. Mathews represents the young and vigorous element of the republican party. He is honest, capable and popular. He was nominated by North Dakota votes, now let us increase our representation in the next territorial convention by swell ing the vote for him to the largest possi ble proportions. Mathews embodies all the elements of atypical candidate- See that the name of Mathews is on your ticket no matter for whom else you vote* THOSE scandal-mongers—Judge Gray and Contractor Healy—are still going about the country circulatiug false state ments about the nominees on the repub lican ticket. The latest is that the peo ple in the city—the gang as they term it —are not going to work for Skinner, but have switched and are now working for Harvey, the democratic candidate. This is false. Mr. Skinner is the regular re publican nominee and all loyal republi cans will stand by him. The report that Mr. Griffin or any one else can deliver the city republican vote over to Mr. Har vey is nonsense. Mr. Griffin professes to be a republican and it hardly seems likely that he would favor Mr. Harvey. If he does, the republicans of this city and county are not responsible. Besides Griffin is not in the district that elects a commissioner. Mr. Harvey is the regular democratic nominee. Mr. Healy is the interloper democrat, who nominates him self, and hopes to get enough democratic and enough republican votes to elect him. With party lines drawn a republican ought to be elected in the second com missioner district, and will be if the re publicans stand by their nominee. If the country people are true to themselves Mr. Skinner will be elected. The stories being circulated about Mr. Skinner by Gray, Healy and others are false and shameful and it seems almost incredible —it is certainly blasphemous—that Mr. Healy should get up and pray in the Baptist church on Sunday and then on Monday, Tuesday and other week days go about the country telling such delib erate and malicious lies. It cannot be that Mr. Healy is in his right mind. This is the charitable view to take of it, for a sane man doing such things would fear the curses of God. BEWARE of roorbachs. Parties are going about the country creating dissen tions in the republican ranks by circu lating reports that this candidate or that candidate on the republican ticket is working for himself solely that Mac nider is cutting Boyd, that Neal's friends are cutting Skinner aud Macnider, that Williams is cutting some one—ia fact every candidate is flocking by himself. The persons who are circulating these repotrs are mischief makers. They are friends of the so-called independent ticket. To Betsey Gray, Contractor Healy and Mugwump Moffatt can be traced much of this deviltry. They have inaugurated a sort of guerilla warfare and are adepts at the business. They have no regard for truth—in fact truth is a perfect stranger to them. Party lines not having been closely drawn in pre vious campaigns in this county, it is found difficult to draw them now. The outlook, however, is more than encour aging for the republicans. This is a presidential year and party success means something. All the signs point to the election of the republican national ticket. Division and statehood for Dakota are sure to follow and then per fect party organization in each county will be advantageous, particularly in this section, which has large interests to pro tect. ONE of the novelties of the campaign illustrates the genius of Mr. B. H. Archi bald, general passenger agent of the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad company. It is an emigrant coupon ticket good from all points in the United States over the "Cleveland Down-hill Underground railroad—all steal route," to Headwater Springs, Salt River—form "P. D. Q. 1888." The first coupon is from Washington to Belva Dear, the sec ond over the Bloomer R. R., Belva Dear to Fisk's Brook, the third on account of Cold Water R. R., Fisk's Brook to Hills burg, the fourth coupon takes the emi grant over the State Central R. R., Hills burg to Thurman, the fifth over the Brit ish Grand Trunk, Thurman to Cleveland and the sixth via Salt Lake steamer, Cleveland to Headwater Springs, Salt River. The ticket is good for one pas sage one way only and the emigrant signs a contract, which upon presentation to the company's agent at the other end of the route, D. Lamont, will entitle the holder to a rebate of a Red Bandana as a momento of the trip. The ticket is signed by Rogerque Mills, G. P. A., and P. T. Mugwump, Supt. THE §t. Paul Globe and a few other democratic newspapers of that stripe are still harping on that "dollar a day" story, notwithstanding the appeal of such high minded democrats as James McDonald of Indiana, to stop such nonsense and beware of boomerangs. The effort of the democracy to prejudice the labor vote, against General Harrison, by systematic and cruel misrepresentations is discredit able to a party that aspires to hold the reins of government over 60,000,000 of people. The statements regarding the laboring men, attributed to Geneiral Har ison by the democratic presB are so un American, so unstatesmanlike, so foolish, so unlikely, that to credit them to man possessed of so much caution, ability and hard sense as General Harrison is sim ply evidence of the utter desperation of the democratic party in this campaign. To charge General Harrison with being anything but the most earnest champion of the cause of labor is to accuse him of being unrepublican. •is No NOMINATIONS for legislative posi tions ever made in this district has met with suoh universal approval as the nomination of Alexander Hughes for the oouncil andH. S. Parkin and B. Well come for the house. The location of the nominees are in every way acceptable, their qualifications admit ted by all, their desire to serve their constituency coupled with exper ience and ability to do so counts heavily in their favor. Their election is placed beyond a doubt, and taken into consider ation that the vote for delegate to con gress combined, with the vote for the legislative nominees will hereafter be the bases of apportionment in all republi can conventions an extra effort will be made in each county, and the rivalry be tween the several counties to secure the highest apportionment will undoubtedly swell the majorities to the highest de gree. It behooves Burleigh county to "rustle" if they desire to maintain their high position in the future. "HOME first, the world afterward," says the Steele Ozone, in urging upon his friends, irrespective of party, to vote for a local democratic nominee for the legis lature. Kidder county republicans, af ter their experience two years ago, and the decreased representation this year, will be backward in coming forward on any suoh proposition as this—particu larly in view of the following resolution passed at the recent session of the legis lative committee: Resolved, That the apportion ment of the next legislative con vention shall be made in each county upon the basis of the total vote cast at the forthcoming election for delegate to Con gress and for each republi can candidate for the legisla ture• that is to say, in each county in this legislative district the vote cast for the four nominees above mentioned shall be added together, the sum divided by four, the quo tient to be the basis upon which the representation shall be made. CONTINUING its very successful politi cal symposium for last month the States man for November gives its readers a chapter on "Why I Left My Party." The articles and writers are as follows: "Why I Left the Democratic Party," Maj. William F. Singleton, Evanston, 111. "Why I Left the Republican Party," L. D. Rogers, M. D., of the Peoples' Health Journal. "Why I Left the La bor Party," Melancthon D. Lockwood, D. D., Cincinnati. "Why I Left the Pro hibition Party," Samuel J. Rogers of the Chicago News. "Why I Left the Mug wumps,"John B.Abell, Esq., of the Sring field Bar. The Statesman is a new mag azine, edited by Walter Thomas Mills, A. M., and Rev. A. J. Judkins, D. D., Chicago. The subscription price, $2 per annum, places this magazine within the reach of all. THERE is one thing that the farmers in the Second commissioner district. want to bear in mind and that is that Mr. Skinner is their candidate for county commissioner—is one of them—declares that he will loyally represent their inter ests, aud not be influenced by any man or set of men. He will make a conscien tious, conservative official. If the doubt ing farmer, whose mind has been pois oned somewhat by stories circulated by those cranks, Healy and Gray, will take the trouble to inquire he will find that the heaviest tax payers and a large num ber of the best citizens in the city live in Skinner's district and propose to vote for him. If he is defeated he will be de feated by farmers. He will have no opposition in the city. Skinner is working for the success of his ticket. Are other republicans doing the same? THE republican legislative committee of this district has declared its intention to make a bold departure in the next appor tionment of this district, and it is be lieved this action will meet with the hearty approval of all good republicans. At its meeting yesterday the committee decided that in making the next appor tionment the total vote cast for Hon. George A. Mathews for delegate to con gress and the total vote for each republi can nominee for the legislature shall be added together and divided by four, the quotient to be the basis of apportionment. This will have a tendency to prevent trading on legislative candidates, and be an incentive to each county to poll the full vote of the party for all the nomi nees. WEALTHY and charitably disposed He brews in the east, having read the exag erated reports of the suffering of the Rus sian Jews up in Ramsey county on ac count of the early frost and the ruina tion of their crops, have responded with substantial aid. That is all right But when it comes to offers of aid from Pas adena, Gal., and other alleged winter re sorts, for advertising purposes, it is time to call a halt. The governor should promptly reply as Mayor Hewitt did when offered aid from Dakota for the blizzard-stricken sufferers of New York: "New York is able, at present, to meet any demands upon her oharity by reason of the recent storm." The great territory of Dakota is abundantly able to take care of any suffering that may exist within its borders. -./ i''-vJ A r-i "BETSEY" GRAY and Contractor Healy are going about the country attempting to injure.Hon, Bobt Macnider and oth ers on the republican ticket by stating that they are not standing by their as sociates on the republican ticket. The TRIBUNE knows this to be false. Every ticket that Mr. Macnider has sent out its "TfN is straight goods, and so far as can be learned every republican candidate is working honestly and earnestly for the sucoess of the ticket They have so pledged themselves, and any attempt to place them differently is a species of blackmail and develiBh maliciousness. But then that's the kind of hairpins those self-styled reformers, Healy, Moffet ^st and Gray, GENERAL HOVEY, the republican can didate for governor of Indiana, is very confident of.the Hoosier state. He says Harrison's plurality will be from 10,000 to 15,000. Regarding the outlook and his hopefulness General Hovey says: "There is a republican ground swell in Indiana. The soldiers are with us. There are about 65,000 of them in Indiana. About one-third of them are democrats, and of them, two-thirds will vote the republican ticket this year. The sons of men who came back from the war in 1864-5, will also vote this year for the first time. There are about 65,000 of them and two-thirds of them are republicans. The prohibition movement, 1 find, is disintegrating, and that will be equivalent to a republican vote of 80,000. We will also get a majority of the old green back vote, and in manu facturing towns we will make some gains through protection. The floating vote is larger on the democratic side than on the republican, and by the time they have Sesides aid their own men who must have money, giving the agents 50 per cent., I do not believe they can purchase enough to defeat us." Can MR. HEALY or Betsey Gray deny that they have told parties in the country that "the city gang have dropped Skinner and the TRIBUNE is out for Harvey?" Do they deny that it's a lie and they knew it when they said it? Stand up Messrs. Gray and Healy and be sworn. Have you not uttered innumerable false hoods in this campaign to farmers with a view of influencing their votes against he regular republican ticket? Did you not lie to a gentleman who lives south of Menoken about the TRIBUNE? Did you not lie when you called Dr. Bentley a criminal at the Fields school house and in other places? Do you deny that you have spoken falsely of your fellow men at every cross roads, at every farm house and to every person you have met during the campaign? IT IS not likely that any attempt at il legal voting will be attempted in Bis marck at the forthcoming election. Any candidate cognizant of such a scheme owes it to himself and his constituents to discountenance such an outrage. No candidate, be he democrat or republican, can stand the odium of an election by foul means. The election of county offi cers is a matter in which every tax-payer is interested and any tax-payer who winks at illegal voting is as guilty as the principals in the fraud. The election laws are very strict and it should also be born in mind that as we vote for a United States officer—delegate to con gress—in this election, the United States grand jury will have jurisdiction over crimes against the ballot A DISPATCH dated London 27th, says that no official communications have as yet passed between the cabinets of Eng land and the United States with refer ence to Lord Sackville's letter on the Presidential contest Lord Salisbury has sent to Lord Sackville severa 1 di rect dispatches deploring his injudicious ness. It is expected in London that the United States government will make some demands in order to counteract, the possible injury to President Cleveland. Mr. Phelps, United States minister, has already had an interview with Lord Salisbury on the subject. It is rather late now to counteract the effects of this letter. The true policy of the adminis tration toward the fishery question and Great Britain has been exposed. YOUNG MOFFET now admits that he may have done wrong in charging Mayor Bentley with stealing $600 from the school board. It is a bold villain in deed who would charge a man of Mayor Bentley's character and standing in this community with theft. Mr. Bentley was secretary of the school board for six or seven years and during all that time re ceived but $600 for his services—room rent, fuel, lights, etc. The present sec retary is paid $15 a month—certainly not an exhorbitant sum. But this charge against an honorable citizen is in keep ing with the weekly statements of this sweet-scented trio—Moffet, the mug wump Gray, the kid democrat and Gray, the wolf in sheep's clothing. THE Grand Forks Flaindealer, pub lished in a city at present enjoying local option, publishes the following signifi cant item: "The prohibitionists are on the run. The issue in waning. All in dications from the country indicate a revolution of sentiment True to their instinct, those who have been using the prohibition sentiment to elevate selves to office, have veered square around in their tracks and are now peddling high license tickets. Prohibition as a practi cal measure has been totally unable to generate any enthusiasm." Dr. BOXER, the Jerauld county candi date for the legislature, is likely to have a hard time of it Before his nomination he is said to have promised a clerkship in the next legislature to every young man who would work for his Buooess. Now that he has been nominated the young men are making preparations to come to Bismarck and the number is said to be well up towards a hundred. It is considered a joke 1 frit vif 0 if S •M itVi $ W i- TIPS! 'rM S.f'il a If *4 thus far, but it may prove a serious one on election day.