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if he Sismiutlt (Tribune. Ily M. It. JEWELL. THli DAILY TRIBUNE. Published every afternoon, except Sun day, at Bismarck, North Dakota, Is deliv ered by carrier to all parts of the city at CO cents per month, or $0 per year. The dally sent to any address In the United States and Canada, postage prepaid, ?i per year .?3 for six months $1.50 for three months. THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE. ElBht pav?es, containing a summary of the news of the week—local and foreign— particular attention being paid to state news. Sent to any address, postage paid, for *1.00 for one year .10 cents for six months: '.r,cents for three months. The Bismarck Tribune is the oldest news paper in the state—established June 11, 1873. It has a wide circulation and Is a desirable advertising medium. 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Pope, formerly in charge of the work of construction on the military post here, and mure recently chief quartermaster in the Philippines. The press interview is as follows: "I have formed my conclusions con cerning Gen. Otis almost entirely from my acquaintance with him since went to Manila. 1 went there in the first place with Gen. Merritt and I remained in the islands after the departure of that ollicer, 1 consider Gen. Otis a really great man and 1 believe that others wiil see him in that light when they are able to look at what he has accomplished without prejudice." This statement was made by Col. James W. Pope, chief quartermaster of the army in the Philippines, who is here on business before the war department. Col. Pope is a warm admirer of Gen. Otis, and his regard springs from con stant association with the commander of the American army in the Philippines. He was on the stall of Gen. Otis and his duties brought him and the general in daily contact. In his opinion Gen. Otis has been the subject of harsh and un merited criticism, and he states that time will prove that Otis has made as few mistakes as a man in his difficult position could make. He further says that he has been hampered by conditions that have not confronted any commander of modern times, and that these ought to be taken into consideration in forming an estimate. "Gen. Otis has been censured in a piti less manner for things that no mortal man could be blamed for," said Col. Pope. "He has been required to manage an empire both in a military and civil capacity, to fight a most difficult kind of war 8,000 miles from his nearest base of supplies and to change armies at the same time. At no time, as he has said to mo several times, has he had an avail able force of more than 20,000 men, and he could not use all of them, nor half of them, for fighting. Many were- in the hospital, still more had to be kept in and near Manila." Col. Pope says the personnel of the army in the Philippines has been largely misunderstood. He says the regulars who were sent to Manila were composed largely of raw recruits, and fully 80 per •cent had had no previous military train ing. The volunteers were well trained soldiers, said Col. Pope, and most of them had at least six months' exper ience of the best kind of warfare. "I do not hesitate to, say," said Col. Pope, "that the volunteers who were in the Philippines were the best soldiers I ever saw. I cannot speak too highly' of them, although I had little confidence in them in the first place. With a few un important exceptions they were the very embodiment of jmtience and endurance, and seemed to love fighting better than eating." Col. Pope says the changing of armies created a great deal of confusion in Manila. "It was really equivalent to swapping horses in the middle of the stream," said he, "but Gen. Otis had no choice in the matter, for the volunteers' term of enlistment had expired. Then Gen. Otis had to keep a large portion of his force in and around Manila. The reason for this is hard to appreciate un less one understands fully the Filipino character. Had this not been done num bers would have skulked into Manila, and there would have been arson and assassination without end. "Since ar riving in this country," continued Col. Pope, "I have noticed a' great hue and cry has been raised over the abandon ment of certain towns which had been captured by the American forces. Not a single town has been abandoned which was of any importance to us. Why did we take them in the first place? Their capture was simply an incident in the •campaign. We were after the Filipinos —not the towns. If the Filipinos were in the towns we had to attack them. The •object was to get the insurgents to fight «nd to obtain possession of their arms, BISMARCK something even more valuable than the rebels themselves." Col. Pope was asked whether he thought it advisable to make Gen. Otis merely the civil governor of the Philip pines. "I am not giving opinions," he answered, "I am stating facts. Gen. Otis is an able oflicer and his military opera tions have been all that could be con ducted with the force and means at his disposal, espesially when combined with climatic and other conditions." Attention is called to the fact that the state of North Dakota is just ten years old. Ten years ago Thursday President Harrison affixed his signature to the doc umcnt making North Dakota one of the sisters of the union of states. Miracu lous flight of time. Only a few years ago the broad prairies of North Dakota were dotted with the tepees of the red Indians, the buffalo wandered at will over the grassy plains and the pioneer settler paused between breaths in the tilling of the soil to see if his scalp was on straight. Yesterday the sod shack, the ox team, the prairie schooner and the warwhoop of the untamed redman and today the soiree, the pink tea, the golf links and the red shirtwaist. Fleet footed civilization! The frontier scout, the buckskin clothed trapper, the buffalo hunter—these pioneer characters in the development of the great west have passed from view. They have given away to the bunko man, the gold brick expert, and the book agent! Yesterday the blockhouse where tho stern pioneer maiden stood with her rifle and joined in the defense of the settlement against the savage, and today the school house where the maiden wields tho rod and lambastes the reluctant youth along the paths of knowledge. The frontier is passing from view. It is being expunged from the records and ere we realize the mighty change that has come over the land there will be an air of metropoli tanism all around. All that will remain of pioneer days will be memory and a few reservation Indians. The pipe of peace has gone out and the descendant of the prehistoric Indian chieftain pulls cigarette and prays for tho next beef issue. Ere long we will have the vaude ville, tho boulevard, the dude and the automobile and thceU'ete east will be west of us. The mustang has disap peared into the interior of tho corned beef can. We have taken the feathers from our scalp locks and the fringe from our trousers and we have affected the derby hat and the spike tail coat and the lorgnette and the prohibition law. We havo learned to eat olives and pate de fois grass. Mr. Colt's 14-calibre equalizer has gone into the discard. We have soap and toilet water and silver hair brushes with monograms on 'em. We have soirees, musicales, pink teas and functions, and we have golfers in plaid cloaks and populists with whiskers. We are only ten years old, but we area great state. Bismarckers of the old time and pioneer residents of the Missouri slope will remember Gen. W. B. Hazen, whose widow is to wed Admiral Dewey. The general was an army officer in command of military forts along the upper Mis souri river way back in the early seven ties. He was stationed at Forts Rice and Buford, and the memory of tho famous letter the general wrote to the New York Herald or some other eastern paper will live long in the memory of old timers. He stated that North Dakota was the arid region—the uninhabitable spot. It never rained upon its extent, he said, and there were huge cracks in the earth from the drouth so wide that it was dan gerous for horses on the open prairie. The tenor of the letter was distasteful to residents of the slope and of the state, who were engaged in the laudable work of bringing in as many settlers as possi ble to populate the state and make times better. The general aroused the criti cisms of the then limited press of the state and many are the references to the general's letter to be fouad in the issues of the Tribune back in 1873 and 1874, whenever an unusually large potato or pumpkin was produced, and the fact of its production referred to the general. And it was a peculiar fact that whenever General Hazen came to Bismarck after the writing of that letter it rained, which the same the general had said it never did. It rained torrents, waterspouts, and ar tesian wells, and the fact was always al luded to with the explanation that Gen eral Hazen was in town. The general was finally forced to admit that the cli mate had undergone a distinct change since the writing of the letter. Although this is an off year in politics, there is enough at stake in the elections tomorrow to interest the voters of the country. The principal issue in the election is the governorship contest in Ohio, since this is the state where the election has been fought on what will be the issues of che presidential .campaign next year. Of course there are many local issues entering into the fight, which is a three cornered one with an inde pendent candidate who will draw some votes from both sides. The Kentucky election will also be interesting inasmuch as there is a revolt with the better class of democrats against Goebel, who ap pears to have control both of the demo cratic machine and the state ballot box, There was a very important truth in the remark President McKinley recently made at a town in South Dakota that the "little folks will have to get anew geography. We have a good deal more territory in the United States than WEEKLY TRIBUNE: FRIDAY, NOV. when we were boys." Mr. McKinley is still in the early prime of life, but the map of the United States has been changed many times since he was born, and always enlarged, observes the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Tho place in which he spoke at South Dakota was part of the United States at the time of tho president's birth in 1844, but it was in the great wilderness and was inhab ited by only Indians and wild beasts, ex cept at a few spots where there were military posts or trading stations of tho fur dealers. The Dakotas were the hunting grounds of the Sioux, and the president was 7 years of age before the first section of that state to be given up by tho Indians was ceded to the govern ment. The first permanent settlement in South Dakota, that at Sioux Falls, was not started until the president was 13 years old, yet South Daftota has now 400,000 inhabitants. At the time the president was born the United State? was engaged in a long controversy with Great Britain as to the ownership of tho region called the Oregon country, com prising all tho territory west of tho Rocky mountains and north of the pres ent northerly line of California, Nevada and Utah—the locality divided up into Oregon, Washington and Idaho, with part of Montana and Wyoming. This region did not become United States territory until 1846. A year before that time, when the president was a year old, tho republic of Texas was annexed, and three years later, in 1848, the great do main then called New Mexico and Cali fornia, which comprised, in addition to tho present territory and state of that name, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and part of Colorado and Wyoming, was added to the possessions of the United States. Nobody, of course, thought at that time, or for many years afterward, of tho an nexation of Russian America, which has figured on the American maps of the past thirty-two years as Alaska. Though an American army of (50,000 men will be operating on the other side of the Pacific by the end of the year the revenue of the United States is greater than the expenses. Probably no other country ever achieved such a result while prosecuting a war on tho same scale. The treasury is ahead on the fis cal year which began July 1 and also ahead on the ten months of 1899 that have elapsed. Last October tho deficit of the month was 814,352,220. This year there is a surplus for October of 63,000, 000. Tho first surplus since war prepar ations began appeared last march and was followed by a surplus of over $20, 000,000 in May and June. The first month of the present fiscal year, July, showed a deficit of 88,506,832, but Au gust, September and October wipe that out with a margin of over §3,000,000. Since Jauary 1 last there have been five months with a surplus and four with a deficit. October calls for a heavy pen sion payment, but the welcome monthly surplus is reported as has been usual of late. Unless something unforeseen hap pens there will be a handsome surplus at the end of the fiscal year. Rudyard Kipling's new war poem ap pears in the London Times, and inci dentally the right to publish it .was purchased by the Chicago Tribune, in which it 'was recently published. The Times paid 81,250 for the poem and the right to republish has been purchased by a number of other papers, bringing the total income from the poem up to about 82,000. Wo understand also that the printers who put the thing into type paid a good round sum for tho right to do so, the proof reader paid liberally for the privilege of reading proof on it, the stationer who furnished the pen and ink with which it was written was the high est bidder for the compliment, and all that is now necessary to be done is to impose aper capita tax upon the Eng lish to cover the right to read it. The right to comment upon it having yet been purchased by no one, we do not believe that in making this brief allusion to it we are infringing any right," privi lege or prerogrative that may have been disposed of by the author with regard to his new literary creation. Col. Pope, formerly stationed in this city as quartermaster in charge of the erection of the military post, and who has been chief quartermaster in the Philippines, is in Washington and while there was interviewed by a newspaper correspondent. Col. Pope stoutly de fends the administration of Gen. Otis, who, he says, is a thoroughly competent man, works harder than any other man in the island and is conducting a cam paign that will be ultimately successful and prove that Otis is the right man in the right place. Col. Popo shows the difficulties under which he has labored, conducting a war 8,000 miles from abase of supplies and effecting an almost com plete change of armies while so doing. The civil and military government that will result from Otis' plans and efforts, says, Col. Pope, will be one that is last ing and effective, and one for which Otis will in the course of time receive the credit he deserves. A simple prairie philosopher, Mr. George Stark by name, recently hailing from Wahpeton, has discovered a sys tem by which to beat the game of faro, something which the gambling fraternity has been seeking for years and without success. Mr. Stark had accumulated about 817 by hard work and economical living and went down to Minneapolis to see the sights, buck the tiger and inci dentally to become the possessor of vast wealth at the gambling table, believing as many men have done before that the institution was purely philanthrophic, founded for tho benefit of comparatively indigent gentlemen like himself. Mr. Stark waged his earthly possessions in dollar and two dollar bets on the high card and the turn, eventually losing his entire fortune and hitting the ceiling with a hollow plunk in a financial way. Theroupon Mr. Stark applied his sys tem, which consisted of a six chambered revolver directed at the head of the dealer, accompanied with an admonition to put forth immediately the contents of the bank. The system worked perfectly and Mr. Stark broke the bank, leaving the place with some 8325 in cash and the satisfied sensations of a man who has made a discovery. The police ultimately arrested Mr. Stark, and forced him to disgorge his plethora of wealth, but the proprietors of tho game did not appear to prosecute the discoverer of tho sys tem and he went free. Tho incident is worthy of commemoration if for no other reason than to prove that there is a method by which to beat a man at his own game. Tho Minnesota delegation wants tho two Dakotas annexed to tho Minnesota internal revenue district and according to the Fargo Forum, "business men of North Dakota—it is claimed—are anxi ous to be so attached.'' Just why North Dakota should continually play second fiddle with Minnesota in all these mat ters is not quite clear. Why cannot North and South Dakota form an inde pendent revenue district? If that com bination cannot be effected then let us go in tho Montana district on a par with our sister on tho west—instead of occu pying the position of posterior append age to Minnesota's kite. "Your Uncle Loren" of Minnesota has made himself obnoxious to North Dakotans in more ways than tho one in relation to tho Standing Rock tradership, and we are not in position just yet to accept the proposition of the Minnesota delegation in relation to the revenue district. The statement emanates from Spain that through ignoranco tho American com missioners overlooked three of the islands of the Philippine archipelago, and that these islands belong to Spain. This statement is denied promptly, by the state department of this country. We forget just how many islands were trans ferred in our little real estate dicker with Spain, but there were several thousand 'em more or less, some slightly shop orn and in bad repair, but as we recol lect the terms of the treaty the islands ere sold to us in a bunch. While per haps we should not miss a few islands until we came to taking census or lining up the Philippine voters on the right side of some proposition, yet we bought 'em all and as a matter of principle we shall stick for the whole assortment. A brief dispatch from London states that the Prince of Walas has begun to be worried with regard to the situation in South Africa. Thi3 would indicate the serious nature of the situation for we do not recall a time when the prince was worried with regard to the govern mentor its affairs before, unless it be, perhaps, the longevity of his esteemed mother. But so great the prince's per turbation, we understand, that the other evening he discarded a pair of aces and called with a bob tail hand. When the great men of a nation reach this state of mental agitation it is indicative of the severe nervous strain to which they havo been subjected. The supreme court recently decided the case of Osborne vs. Lindstrom and held with tho defendant to the effect that a judgment was not good after ten yoars from its docketing, as provided by the Revised Codes. Attorneys for the plaintiff are reported in the valley papers as preparing to take the case to the su preme court of the United States and state that this will be the second case so appealed. This is wrong. There have been seven cases so appealed, and it may be proper to add, seven affirm ances of our state court by the federal court. Mr. Alfred Austin, the English poet laureate, comes along a few lengths be hind Mr. Kipling and Mr. Swinburne with a war sonnet or epic or lyric or whatever it may be. Mr. Austin's pro duction is a little late for the big show but it will probably be worked someway into the program for the concert. The English poets are administering some terrific body blows to Undo Kruger, but the old man of the Transvaal seems to be a glutton for punishment in this line, to employ a phrase of the ring. The advance agent for a show travel ing through the state is agin' the Boers. He says he took a comic opera to the Transvaal and Oom Paul charged him $1,280 in taxes for permission to perform, Consequently he's a little sore. But we do not know that Oom Paul was greatly in the wrong. If the show was like some that have been seen in this section, life imprisonment for the actors should have gone with the fine. And now the new town of Wilton— just over the line in McLean county— soon to be reached by the grade of the new railroad from. Bismarck to Wash burn—is to have a newspaper—the Wil ton News. General Washburn is cer 10. 1899. tsa- ..THE Lot i, worth Lot 2, worth ^(Ms The Boston Leads X. In Quality of Goods. 2. In Lowest Priccs. 3. Iu Up-to-Dato Merchan dise. Grey or black goat, good Italian lining, only $1.00, Natural color dogskin,black and yellow, quilted sergo lining, leather sleeve pro tector, knit cuff in- sleeve, $I3O$I6.50 Calf skin coats for SI 7.00. Calf skin coats, trimmed, only S20.00. Wombat coats nothing sold within $5 of the price, only SI7.00. Remember, every coat is guaranteed. tainly pushing matters along his line— which by the way opens up a region ap proximating the Red River valley in fertility and excelling it in climate and many other ways. Chinese Immigrants. Assistant United States District At torney E. S. Allen promises to be busy for a time in assisting with the prosecu tion of cases against a batch of China men who have entered the state at Por tal and been arrested. The Fargo Argus says: Sixty-six Chinamen were brought to the city last night by United States Marshal Haggart, and as soon as matters can be arranged they will be given a hearing before Judge Amidon. The Chinamen crossed the Canadian' line at Portal and it is claimed that they are guilty of trying to evade the Chinese ex clusion act. Two of those brought to the city last night are very ill and they will be taken to a hospital for treatment. Ct %y*M Popular We place on our bargain table today four lots of novelty dress goods good seasonable and stylish fabrics 50 cents.. 65 cents. Lot 3, worth 75 cents., Lot 4, worth $1 Stamp Goods. Stamp goods and art pieces. Wo make1 this a strong department and show a larce lino includ "Vf tablo spreads, scarfs, doilies, splashers, pillow shams and other fancy pieces. In art liuen and denims wo show a large line also cords and frin(,re.s to match. Sofa Pillows. Wo havo some decided bargains HI down and feather pillows. Wo would especially call your attention to a handom »Jar^e pillow, well worth we areotl'oritiy at Q9C Jflmys Urn.. NEW GOODS ARRIVING DAILY We Are Making a Specialty on Fur Coats. First National Bank Block, R. L. Best & Co. £3 Goes at 25c. per yard Goes at 35c. per yard Goes at SOc. per yard Goes at 65c. per yard Outings, A nice assortment of outing flan nels in a variety of colors and patterns, por yard... Also a lot of remnants of it ft 10-cont outing, por yard. Ov Fascinators and Hoods. In ladies', missos' and children's hoods and fascinators wo have everything desirable from 2.Vcent grade up to tho best in ice wool and silk. W®BB BROTHERS. vi: -xzi -izzt Have just received one case of fleece lined underwear. Remember only one case, and we will sell it while it lasts at 25 cents per garment. Remember, first come first served. Ladies buy your husband a smoking jacket for Christ mas. We have anew and select line prices reason able. Bismarck, North Dakota. They are affected with some form of rheumatism. The remaining members of the party are quartered in tho Lalley building on First avenue north, and it is likely that they will be residents of Fargo for sev eral months. This is the largest crowd of Chinamen ever crossing the line at one time. There are ten in the county jail, one of whom is to be deported. Two more crossed over at St. Vincent and were taken to Minneapolis, where they were ordered deported. There are said to be twelve more across the line in Canada, and they will probably await the disposition of the seventy-five now here before making a trip to this side. The men were turned over to Marshal Haggart by Special Agent Foresman, of the treasury depart ment, who has charge of the case. fiq?h of them is the possessor of a large bun dle and they seem to be perfectly satis fied to remain the guests of the govern ment until such a time as are disposed of by the courts.