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ti hi [FROM MANILA. J. R. Edick Writes of the Early Stages of the Battle. Dear Parents: You will li vc hoard tiefore tills roaches you of what, we have got 011 our hands now, and will want to know if 1 am all right or not. I can answer that in a few words, as the hoys say 1 am as riiriit as a fox. but there has lteen a hot. time here as near as I can lind out. On our side there is !I0 odd killed and about H" wounded (V): on (lie natives' side the number killed goes over .".000 (V). so our work hasn't, been in vain. For eighteen solid hours them was no let up but a rontinuous rattle of musketry" punetu ated by tlu heavy boom of the artil lery and the still heavier roar of the bijr 10-ineh suns on the warships which kept close to shore. The X. L. troops held the extreme right of the lino at: old For! Malate along the lieaeh. They made one charge yes terday led by Major White which is said by those who saw it: to be one of the finest they over saw. Company A was kept in town so we didn't have a chance to see the show, but: expect, to be relieved soon. The Xortli Da kota. troops and a part, of the Four teenth have driven the insurgents right back over the same ground that we drove the Spauiards. only reversed. The Xortli Dakota headquarters are at old Camp Dewey and they say tiiey are going to drive the black devils off the island. I have just spoken about out part of the line and of course it is alMMit the same dear around the line. When it. started our lino, was about, llfteen miles long but is now about forty. There will be some little fight ing before tlie.v give ilup, but their backbone is broken. They expected after us lighting all night for us to go back and rest and smoke cigarettes like the Spanish used to do., but. in stead of that we followed tlieni up. The big monitor Monadnock is follow ing us right up and does some awful work. I slipped out of the line today to see how things looked in the trenches whore the battle was, and it was something pretty tough to see the black stiffs lying all around the ground in the trenches—on top of tlieiu and all aroutul—shot and mangled in all maimer of shapes. Of course you have seen the same tiling many times but it was much different. There is little pity for tlieni and they respect us much more than they ever did be fore. They have thought and called themselves our equals but they begin to see the error of their ways. Talk of the treachery of the Spaniard—tliey are not in It with the native they have to be watched very close. They even lire on the Red Cross boys who have to go armed when they are picking up the wounded. The Red Cross boys say that many times they run across a wounded native who is nearly dead from his wounds who puts his last remaining strength in fighting tlieni. The way the boys have stood up to the heavy lire that has been poured into our ranks is something remark able. Xot a man has faltered, but all they can think of is to kill all they can of the hated Filipinos, Here we have fought for them, fell them and given them big priccs for everything they had to sell paid tlieni ten, yes, twenty times what they ever got be fore and now they turn on us. Is it any wonder the boys light like tigers. Well, I could write a dozen pages but must stop for this time. Write again soon. A OASTORZAa Bears the Signature of Kind You Have Always Bought WEIGHING MAILS. Work of Weighing Mails on the North ern Pacific Will Begin in a Few Days. The work of weighing the mails along the various railroads will begin in a few days. The work i^/ done every four years, and on the average of daily weight the compensation for carrying the mails is allixed. A large force of men have been se cured to ride in the postal cars going out of St. Paul for the purpose of weighing every mail pouch that is sent out at every station, arid the postotlice clerks will be busy for two or three weeks at the same work. Advices are daily expected from Washington to go ahead with the work. To the railroad men the weighing means a great deal. The compensation for carrying the mail is fixed every four years and cannot be changed in that period. It is based on the average amount of mail handled as determined by the weights reported by the divi- DrShilohs Cough and ffinsiimption Cure This is beyond question the most successful Cough Medi cine ever known to science: a few doses Invariably cure the worst cases of Cough, Croup and Bronchitis, while its won derful success in the cure of Consumption is without a par allel in the history of medicine. Since its first discovery it has been sold on a guarantee, a test fr sffy SC •A'.. which no other mcdicine can stand. If you have a Cough, we earnestly ask you to try it. In United States and Canada 25c., 60c. and $1.00, and in England Is. 2d., »s. 3d. and 4s. 6d. SOLE PROPRIETORS S.CWELLS&COJ LEROY, N.Y. HAMILTON, CAN. For sale by P. C. Remington, other fthtpe* shades At colons. l*nphcr sion superintendents to the second as sistant postmaster general, who has immediate charge of the railway mail service. It is estimated that iu four years the service has increased 4.0 per cent iu the number of cars and GO per cent in the amount of mail carried, without, an in crease of pay. The length of time for weighing varies from two weeks to one month, and the daily average of the period is ascertained for every road and the amount thus estimated. The order for the weighing will prob ably not be made until the day lefore the work is to begin. It is seldom made public until the day previous, because it. has been charged iu the past that railroads, having advance notice, have mailed thousand of pounds of cir culars and /otherwise increased the weight of the mail during the weigh ing period. CASTOH3A Tor Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Boug! Bears the Signature of Zt/i WOUNDED. Private Donovan of Company Among the Wounded at Manila, Reported By Otis. The North Dakota soldiers fared luckily in the three days hard fighting at Manila, and were not with the main body of the American troops iu the desperate battle with the Filipinos. Xo casualties are reported from the Xortli Dakota troops with the excep tion of Private Harry Donovan of Company of Jamestown, who is re ported to have suffered a wound in the forearm, of moderate severity. Don ovan was one of the brightest members of the Jamestown company, with a large number of friends and acquaint ances in that vicinity. In buying seeds "economy im extrav«__ nuance*" because the cost of cultivation wasted on inferior seeds always largely exceeds tue original co«t of the be«t seeds to be bad. The beet is always the cheapest. Pay a trifle moro for FERRYS SEEDS always get your money's worth, rive cents per paper everywhere. Always tue be*t« SeedAnnua! .tree. FKUUV A CO., Jtetrolt* Mich* Advertised Letter Li^. The following is a list of letters re maining unclaimed at the jiost office for the week ending March 25,1899: LADIES. Miss Mary Bulger GENTLEMEN. Allen & Barnes Hooper, John Boeshans, Joseph,:] McClellan, Jack Breman, M. H. Murray, Geo. Campbell Chas Otainyauke, Mr. Harkcan, M. L. Muhlback, Henry Harriss, George Ward, Brigham Persons calling for the above letters please say "advertised" and give date of notice. In two weeus tliey will be sent to the Dead Letter office. A. G. PATTEKSON, P. M. HOriE JULY FIRST. That is What the Department Be lieves Regarding the Northwestern Volunteers. Representative Spalding of North Dakota has had a number of applica tions for discharge of members of the First North Dakota now at Manila. He presented them to the war depart ment and In reply received a letter stat ing that no more discharges of volun teers at Manila would be granted. The troops now there, Mr. Spalding is in formed, will be sent home as rapidly as they can be relieved by the regu lars. The department officials say now that the northwestern troops should be home about the first of July. The following members of the North Dakota regiment have been ordered discharged. They are in the United States now: Private Matthias Ped erson, Company Musician Delbert E. Buzzell Privates Clarence J. Allen, Thoa. A. Green, Company and Joseph Mormon, Company K. r'\ L! 1 I "-VW fi HOME SEEKERS. Business of the Railroads at St. Fenl Carrying Settlers Into the LU.lt. c. North Dakota. The St. Paul Pioneer Press says: Land-seekers and settlers' traffic kept the railfoads hustling yesterday, and it appeared for a. time that the en tire population of several eastern states was migrating wesit. At. the union depot there were immense crowds of excursionists, all trying to get the first trains going west. The morning train for the coast—Xo. 1 of llio Xortiiern Pacific—carried fourtwu ears of passengers and baggage all that the engine could haul, and there was fully a carload left on the plat form. It. has been a long time since the Xorthern I'acilic has lieen obliged to refuse to carry passengers liecause of its overcrowded train, but this was the ease with this train. There was no room for more. The regular train. Xo. with three additional coaches, pulled out .in the evening siniilarly erowded, and a. second section, con taining ten cars, followed the til'st sec tion half an hour later. Xoarly all the passengers were bound for the far west, one party of eighty-three being ticketed to Washington. They were from Michigan. Hereafter these ex cursionists will be sent out daily under the half-fare rate, which goes into ef fect today, and the tinfHe will iki be so congested as it was yesterday and the day previous. The t»roat Xortlieru trains were equally as crowded. The morning train for the west carried three extra coaches out of St. Paul. While the reg ular night train also carried three ex tra coaches. This train was followed by a second section of fourteen cars, carrying passengers for Montana. Washington and Oregon* The Soo also left the union depot with extra coaches conveying passengers to the Pacific coast. Today the advance movement of the Dunkards will begin over the Great Xorthern. This party is from Mich igan, crossing the lake to Manitowoc, where they will be taken by the Wis consin Central and brougli to St. Paul. Another intlux of German Baptists will arrive today from Missouri, Kan sas, Nebraska and Iowa, and three special trains will be required to carrv them to their new homes in Xortli Da kota. There will bo about five hun dred and fifty in this party, and their household effects will require between forty and fifty freight cars. Xext. Wednesday there will arrive about two thousand more colonists bound for North Dakota. They are coming from West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsvl vania, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana, and the transportation of these jieoplo. to gether with their effects, will keep the Great Northern busy for several days, although that road is prepared to send out four or five extra trains each day. These people are not mere excursion ists, but are going west to make homes for themselves and develop the coun try. They have agents ahead of thein and on the reports thus obtained have decided that Xortli Dakota is just the country they are looking for. Inquiry among the leaders of the Dunker movement shows that they am nearly all in comfortable circumstances, the majority being practical farmers. The Northern Pacific is also gathering a party of Dunkers, -who will congre gate at Chicago to day and go to North Dakota tomorrow. They are bring ing with them live stock, farming im plements and household effects, and are prepared to commence operations in their new home without delay. OAST'OSIAi Bears the /i Kind You Have Always Bought Fairy Tales. The following is from the Southwest ern School Journal of Nashville, Teun.: A few weeks ago Miss Alta Bristol, a teacher near Monango, North Dako ta, saw a prairie fire sweeping toward the school house. The children were terrified, but the teacher had the pres ence of mind to start a fire and back burn a belt near the house. This checked the fire and saved the house and children. She took off her skirt and wore it out fighting the fire. One member of the school board moved that they should reimburse the teacher for the dress that was sacrificed, but the majority voted it down. Bill Nye said the stingiest man he ever knew used a wart on the back of his neck for a collar button. Nye did not know this school board. Angostura Bitters is endorsed by leading physicians for purity and wliolesomeness. Get the genuine— Dr. Siegert's. 5Hi •W1 HEAD SWELLED. North Dakota Soldier Writes of the Reason for the Outbreak of the Filipinos. Corporal Mauley, writing of the causes for the outbreak of the insur gents, says: For a month we bore their insults- Well dressed, man and women we Shoes? 2 For Style Com fori and wear they lead "•'nrrmrri for a month the boys slept in their "lighting clothes of brown." seldom re moving their clothing, not even their shoes, aroused from their slumbers by night by the bugle call "to arms," while the same clarion tones rang out fre quently by day, the boys almost con stantly under orders not to leave their barracks or not to go beyond bugle call. But few days passed that some sneaking Filipino did not attempt, un der the cloak of the treacherous "Am ino" (friend) to murder some of our boys. But thanks to the courage, strength, agility and marksmanship of the boys in blue, after each attempt there was one or more insurgents who would never again answer to roll call. They were permitted to puss to and fro freely, if unarmed, through our lines, while our boys were often turned back and given the "horse laugh" for our pains if tliey attempted to pass through the insurgent lines which encircled the city of Manila— that is from bay to bay. Well might our IHJVS exclaim, "Ujkm what meat does this our Caesar feed that he has grown so great.?" A11 possible concessions were granted to the insurgent chief but the more he received the more he wanted. Under the false impression that we were afraid of them, coupled with a foolish estimation of his own strength, his head swelled. Before him the little insurgent, chief saw visions of a. grand empire, despotism, under the name of "Itepublicn. Fili pino"—saw himself sitting on the throne while around him gathered his subjects, numbered by millions, feed ing that if they could but touch his garmeut tliey would be blessed. In the panorama of memory lie saw the events of August 13—the fall of Man ila and the plunder he didn't get Why should he wait for the Americans to establish a government of justice for his people? Why should his magni ficent army of 50,000 men he held chafing under the delay in getting the promised plunder known to be in Man ila? The most of his army enlisted, if at. all, for plunder and gore, so he concluded they should have it and "let loose the dogs of war." Patience had •'ceased to lie a virtue" with our boys. Tliey longed to teach the insurgents a lesson that would not be forgotten by them or their posterity—not so long as history or tradition record human events. ELY'S Suspicion was directed to Hurst be cause of the known enmity and bitter ness of Hurst toward Cavanaugh, aris ing from the race for the shrievalty. It was stated that Hurst had said that if Cavanaugh were elected he would never qualify. Clothing was also found belonging to Hurst whicli was said to have been discolored with blood. After the death of Cavanaugh and before Hurst was arrested or sus^ pected Hurst was a candidate for ap pointment to the office of sheriff to succeed the dead man, and came near receiving the appointment Hurst will be sentenced by the judge today. If the Baby is Cutting Teeth? Be sure to use that old and well tried remedy, Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children teething. It soothes the child, softens the gums, allays all pain, cures wind colic and is the best remedy for diarrhoea 25 cents a Bottle. WANTED A MAN WITH LIGHT TEAM To work in Burleigh or Morton county. Steady work and GOOD WAGES. For particulars address, Dr. Koch Vegetable Tea Co., Winona, Minn. For Sale. Fifty head of cattle, consisting of cows, heifers and steers. F. R. LITTLE,Crofte. 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[From Thursday's Daily.] Joe Hurst, formerly a resident of Mandan, where he was well known as a foot racer, and at one time a member of a running team at the firemen's tournament, has been found guilty of murder in the first degree at Glendive, Mont., for the murder of Sheriff Cav anaugh, a day or so before last Christ mas. The murder of Cavanaugh was a brutal one. He had been re-elected as sheriff, and Hurst was an opponent for the election. Cavanaugli's dead body was found near his bam, where he had been struck down with some heavy instrument, his skull crushed, md lie being otherwise injured. CAST0 GENUINE In Dont fail to inspect the Stewrat Stelle Range, the most substantial stove made. The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature of and has been made under his per sonal supervision since its infcncy. Allow no one to deceive yon in this. 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