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REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION.
To the Republican Electors of the State of North Dakota: In accordance with the Instructions of the Republican State Central Committee, Btate conventions of delegated representa tives of the republican party of tnis state will be held this year as follows: DELEGATES TO NATIONAL CONVEN TION. A convention will be held at the opera house in the city of Fargo, on WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1000, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of choosing six delegates and six alternates to represent the state of North Dakota In the National Convention of Republicans, called to meet in the city of Philadelphia on the 19th of June to nom inate a president and vice president of the United States. STATE OFFICERS. A convention will be held at the opera house in the city of Grand Forks, on WEDNESDAY, JULY 11,1900, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of nomin ating candidates to be supported at the next general election and for the trans action of such other business as may be brought before it. The candidat.es to be there nominated are: Member of congress, governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer, sup erintendent of public Instruction, attorney general, commissioner of Insurance, com missioner of agriculture and labor, three commissioners of railroads, one judge of tiio su preme court and three presidential electors. The basis of representation of each of said conventions Is the uverage of votes cast for congressman and governor in the respective counties at the general election in 1898, giving two delegates at large to each organized county and one delegate for each fifty republican votes, or major fraction of fifty votes, cast for the above officers in said election. The option is given each county to hold cither one or two county conventions to elect delegates to the two state conven tions. Attention of county committees is called to the new law governing the Jiolding of caucuses (Chap. 38, Laws 1899)] and it is recommended that the organization in each county, when making calls for caucuses, designate for each precinct a messenger whose duty It shall be to be present at the various caucus polling places at the hour nnmed 1q the call, provided with record book, paper and other materials necessary for keeping the records of the caucus and list of persons voting thereat, in accordance with section seven of said law. The different counties in the state will, under the apportionment herein provided, he entitled to representation as follows: Barnes 25 Benson ..16 Billings 4 Bottineau 12 Burleigh 17 Cass 54 Cavalier 21 Dickey 16 Eddy.... 10 Emmons 10 Foster 8 Grand Forks....... 88 Griggs 10 Kidder 6 LaMoure 14 Logan 5 McHenrv 8 Mcintosh 14 McLean 8 Mercer 6 Morton 19 Nelson 17 Oliver 4 Pembina 33 Pierce 9 Bamsey 16 Ransom 17 Richland 34 Rolette 10 Sargent 16 Stark 13 Steele 14 Stutsman 19 Towner 11 Traill 29 Walsh 33 Ward 12 Wells 17 Williams Total 630 The state committee will pass upon the rights of those entitled to participate in the preliminary organization, and will meet for that purpose at 10 o'clock In the fore noon of the day previous to the dates of the respective conventions—In Fargo at the Hotel'Metropole—In Grand Forks at the Hotel Dakotah—to hear all contests. The credentials of all delegates and all notices of contests must be filed with the chairman of this committee on or before the hour designated herein for the meeting of the committee to pass upon the rights of dele gates, and notices of contest must be ac companied by a written statement of the grounds for contest. Preference In the or der of hearing and determining contests will be given by the committee In accord ance with the dates of filing of such notices and statements with the chairman. By. order of the Republican Stnte Cen tral Committee at a meeting held In the city of Grand- Forks, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1900 W. H. ROBINSON, Chairman. M. H. JEWELL, Secretary. BEMOVED TO HEILBRON. Orange Free State Capital No Louder at Kroonstad. LONDON, May 10. —It is announced in special dispatch from Lourenzo Mar aes that the government of the Orange Free State has been moved from Kroon •tad to Heilbron. Fires In West Virginia. PARKEKSBUHO, W. Va., May 10.—For est fires raging in Webster county de stroyed over 2,000,000 feet of fine tim ber in the stick and sawed and burned up two of the largest lumber mills in that part of the state. Jim Howard to Give Himself Up. LONDON, Ky., May 10.—Jim Howard, accused of firing the shot that killed William Goebel, came in during the morning from his home in Olay county and left at once for Frankfort, where he goes to surrender to the authorities. Howard says he will have no trouble in proving his-innocence. Smallpox at Sionx City. Sioux CITY, la., May 10.—A smallpox case was discovered here during the evening. Mrs. A. Richardson, the pa tient, recently returned from South Da kota, where the disease is prevalent. A strict quarantine has been declared against all suspects and neighboring schools temporarily. Further Appeal to McKinley. THE HAGUE, May 10.—The Nether lands Peace Society has addressed an appeal to President McKinley begging bim to further the peaceful object of the Boer mission, to investigate their case, to bring about arbitration and put a stop to the "pernicious war in South Africa." Six Murderers to Hang. JgFTEBSON CITY, Mo., May 10.—The Missouri supreme oonrt has sentenced six murderers to be hanged on June 15, 1900. They are Ernest devenger, Rob ert Oushenberry, John A. Holloway, Sam Waters, David Miller and Jack Stadtedt •-.J'- V- 5. •..••v ".• -r: %-v^' .. --•.••. •...•• ,. .-.• •.•• -.••• ..••••• -C MAKING NO STAND Boers Not in a Position to At tempt to Stop Roberts' Ad vance Just Yet. pelieved Little Opposition Will Be Enconntered South of the Vaal River. The Repair of Bridges and Roads Likely to Cause a Delay of Some Days. LONDON, May 10.—Although the Brit ish expected considerable opposition at the difficult drift of the Zand river the latest advices from Smaldeel, Orange Free State, indicate that the federals •re not yet ready to make a determined attack to stem Lord Roberts' advance. The lattor's front, indeed, is so wide and overwhelming in numbers that it is difficult to Bee how the Boers can help being ousted out of Virginia Sid ing, as they were out of Smaldeel, even even if they elected to give battle. The same considerations would probably af fect the situation at Kroonstad, hence the belief that little real opposition will be encountered south of the Vaal. The repairs to the bridges over the Tet river and the Vaal are expected to retard the general maroh from Smal deel and Fourteen Streams for three or four days,when General Buller will also be ready. The general idea is that Lord Roberts will direct his right on Harri smith in order to get in touoh with the Natal army coming through Van Ree nan's pass. A dispatch from Maseru, dated May 8, says the Boers have de serted both Ladybrandand Ficksborg in a panicky condition, owing to reports that the British had occupied Zonikal, thus threatening their retreat to the Transvaal. REACH ZAND RITES. British Advance Force Within Thirty-flve Miles of Kroonstad. LONDON, May 10. Four thousand British cavalry watered their horses at Zand river Monday, 25 miles beyond Smaldeel, where Lord Roberts contin nes to date hiB dispatches. The scouts who have been searching the country for miles along the stream have found no Boers south of the river. The enemy are laagered in unknown foroe on the north branch. Thus the British ad vance guard is within 35 miles of Kroonstad. The Free Staters in the ex pectation that Kroonstad will speedily become untenable, are, according to in formation from Lourenzo Marques, pre paring to move their government to Heilbron, a little more than 50 miles to the southeast. The proclamations of Lord Roberts appear to have little effect npon the inhabitants of the invaded districts. Every farm is found deserted by the women and children. All the men aro away fighting. The British column iB reported to have reached Taungs, 80 miles north of Warrenton. According to Pretoria ad* vices the British are nearing' Vryburg, which is half way between Warrenton and Mafeking. General Hunter is probably now in personal command of this relief column. His force embraces 80,000 infantry and 5,000 to 6,000 horse men, an army far greater than has hitherto been supposed. Lord Methuen is apparently a subordinate. While the relief column is hurrying toward Vry burg, General Hilyer is probably pro ceeding in-an orderly advance along the Vaal river to participate in the Pre toria advance aB Lord Roberts' left flank. WILL ACCOMPLISH NOTHING. Eondon Standard's Opinion of the Boer Commissioners* Work in America. LONDON, May 10.—The Standard, in •n editorial expressing the opinion that the Boer peace delegation would accom plish nothing in the United States, •ays: "Americans are not likely to go to any dangerous lengths or to commit their administration to an unwarranted quarrel with Great Britain. If Europe keeps her hands off the New World the arrangement is reciprocal and it ia in conceivable that the American people would engage in such colossal folly as to interfere in the case of the Boers." SOUTH OF KROONSTAD. Boer* Said to Be Making Preparations For a Stand. SHALDEBL, May 8.—It is reported that the federals are quitting Zand river and it is variously sjbated that they are retreating towards the Vaal and are taking up their position at Boshrand, South of Kroonstad. Largb numbers of burghers have come in and delivered their Mausers and horses to the British. They affirm that there is a bitter quarrel between the Free Staters and Transvaalers, which is likely, to end in the speedy surrender of the former. General French has arrived hare TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, MAY 11, 1900. ROOSEVELT SEES M'KINLEY. Reiterates His Intention Not to Accept a Vice Presidential Nomination. WASHINGTON, May 10.—Governor Roosevelt was with the president about half an hour during the morning. He arrived at the White House shortly be fore 11 o'clock and was at once shown into the cabinet room. On leaving the White House the governor said that he had nothing to communicate and cour teously declined to be interviewed. Later on, however, a close friend of the governor and also of the president, stated that the president and members of the administration generally are in full harmony with the governor's pur pose not to allow his name to be used in connection with the Republican vice presidential nomination. They were convinced that he could do the party greater service in the campaign as a candidate for re-election as governor of New York than as a candidate for the vice presidency. It can be stated posi tively that he will not permit his name to be placed on the national ticket. PUSH THE SALE OF TEA. Japanese Making Strenuous Efforts (w American Trade. TACOMA, May 10.—The steamer Daly novostock from Yokohama brings the following Oriental advices: The tea dealers union of Japan has taken energetic measures to push the sale of Japanese teas throughout the United States. It proposes to poBt ad vertisements regarding Japanese teas in public places and to dispatch com missioners to make inspections of teas imported at the chief portB of the United States and Canada. An annual subsidy from the government has been obtained by the association. The union will endeavor to have the United States abolish the duties on teas and have the inspection transferred from American to Japanese ports. ACTION IS DEFERRED. Question of Repealing the War Revenue Tax on Beer Brought Up. WASHINGTON, May 10.—At the meet ing of the ways and means committee Mr. McOlellan of New York sought to bring up the question of repealing the war tax on beer, but as no bill for this specific purpose had been introduced action was deferred. The general question of amending the war revenue act did not come up, but the members of the committee ex pressed the individual view after the meeting that action on a matter of this extent was not likely to be entered npon at this late day in the session. FOR RELICS OF ANDREE. Swedish Consul at St. Johns, N. F., Offers a Howard. ST. JOHNS, N. F., May 10.—The con sul of Sweden and Norway here offers a reward to all persons who may find articles connected with the Arctic ex pedition of Andree, the aeronaut. The offer, is especially directed to whalers fronrthis port for the straits that con nect Baffin bay with the Atlantic, and fishermen off the coast of Labrador. The supposition is that Andree may possibly have reached some spot touched by New Foundland whalers or fishermen from which relics might be obtained from the Eskimos. REFUSE TO PAY TAXES. Spanish Government Finds Great OInjec tion to Its Financial Projects. MADRID, May 10.—The government is seriously concerned in regard to the op position developed to its financial projects. The feeling in Catalonia especially is running high and has taken the form of hostile demonstra tions against the minister of the inte rior, who is now making a tour of Bar celona and its environs. A league against the government's taxation schemes has been formed in Madrid with the title of "National Union," whose platform is a refusal to pay taxa tion. SHIPMENTS WERE LARGE. Saven Hundred Car Loads of Ore Left Two Harbors Last Week. Two HAKBORS, Minn., May 10.—Ore shipments all last week from here, that being the first week of the shipping sea son, averaged 30,000 grosB tons daily, or about 700 cars. This is a remarkable business for the beginning and indi cates what the Duluth and Iron Range proposes to do thiB year. The road ex pects to receive its 112,000-pouiui pressed steel cars soon.' Its double track \w.rk is practically completed. GENERAL BRAGG INJURE!. Famous Iron Brigade Commander 'riirniTi. From His Horse. FOND DU LAO, Wis., May 10.—Gen eral Edward £S. Bragg, commander ot the famouB Iron Brigade, was thrown from his horse and seriously injured, his right leg being broken in two places. General Bragg is 74 years old and his advanced age renders the injury very serious. Plague Has Beached isgypt. POST SAID, May 10.—Plague luukbeen declared at Alexandria A fresh case Is also reported here. Reinforcements have arrived and order has been re established. French, Italians and Greeks as well as the canal company are installing hospitals. BABY OPPOSE IT Sioux Falls Convention May Not Name a Candidate For the Vice Presidency. Several Delegations Declare Far Towne but Majority Would Postpone Action. Nearly Every State Represented in the Middle-Road Meeting at Cincinnati. SIOUX FALLS, May 10.—As a result of the meetings held by state delegations it is practically certain that no candi date for vice president will be nom inated by the Populist national conven tion. The Minnesota delegation, after a lengthy session at which outside ad vocates for and against the nomination for vice president were present, voted to stand by Towne and to place him in nomination before the convention. Senator Pettigrew was present and urged this course. The South Dakota delegation also decided to support Towne. The Nebraska delegation decided to oast its vote against a nomination and to support the proposition for a commit tee on conference with instructions to the committee to accept the best man offered for the place by the Democratic convention at Kansas City. Other del egations taking this position are those of Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, Idaho, New York, Wisconsin and West Virginia. General Weaver claims that the action of the Nebraska delegation will have the effect of preventing a nomination, but the friends of Mr. Towne and of other aspirants do not by any means concede this. The Texas delegation, with 120 delegates, will at first, at least, oast its influence for nomination, such being its instruction by the state con vention. THE OPENING SESSION. Speeohes by Senator Butler and Tem porary Chairman Bingdal. SIOUX FALLS, May 10.—Although 2 o'clock was the hqur set for the open ing of the Populist national convention it was fully SO minutes later than that hour when United States Senator But ler, chairman of the national commit tee, rapped for order and the proceed ings were begun. At the time of the opening the great tent, which has a seating capacity of 8,000, was com fortably filled, there being a large rep resentation of delegates and alternates, and many of the seats for spectators were taken. Bishop O'Gorman, Cath olic bishop of Sioux Falls, offered prayer. At the conclusion of the prayer Senator Butler announced that the city of Sioux Falls and the state of South Dakota desired to make, in a formal manner, a tender of that hos pitality whioh all the visitors to the convention had already experienced in so great measure. He then introduced Governor Andrew E. Lee of South Da kota, who welcomed the delegates in behalf of the city and state. Chairman Butler then formally opened the convention with a brief speech and was followed by P. M. Ringdal of Minnesota, temporary chair- MOST STATES REPRESENTED. Seven Hundred Delegates at the Cincin nati Convention. CINCINNATI, May 10.—The national convention of the ailti-fusion element of the Peoples party, otherwise known as the Middle-of-the-Roaders, was called to order shortly after 1 o'clock. Nearly 700 delegates were present, representing every state in the Union excepting five Arizona, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina and Vermont. Chairman D. Clem Dever of Nebraska opened Ijhe regular proceedings with a lengthy speech. He was wildly cheered. Former .Congressman M. W. Howard of Alabama was then introduced as tem porary chairman. Mr. Howard, who has been prominently spoken of for presidential nominee, with Mr. Dever for second place, was received with great applause. Chairman Howard, at the conclusion of his speech, appointed a committee on credentials, whioh immediately retired. The convention then resolved into an "experience meeting" for the inter change of views on the work before-the delegates. JUDGE YATES NAMED. Illinois Republicans Select Candidate for Governor. PEORIA, 111B., May 10.—Chairman Dawes called the Republican state con vention to order at 10:05 a. m. Joseph W. Fifer of Bloomington was elected permanent chairman. Chairman Fifer made an eloquent speech, extolling the McKinleyx admin istration, and appealing to the Repub licans of Illinois to act in harmony. He declared that united effort was y- necessary to prevent tho Democrats from electing a majority of tho legisla ture and defeating "that wise and patri otic statesman, Shelby M. Cullom." Judge Ricbard Yates of Jacksonville, son of "Diet- Yates, the famous war governor of Illinois, was nominated for governor on the fourth ballot. Bryan Returns to Lincoln. LINCOLN, Neb., May 10.—W. J. Bryan has returned to Lincoln for a stay of two months, most of which time will bo spent on his farm near this city. Ho said he had no comments to make on the developments of the Sioux Falls convention and no suggestions as to the vice presidential nomination. LUMBER CAMP TRAGEDY. Murder ot Five Vears* Standing May Be Avenged. MORA, Minn., May 10.—Sheriff John son, who has for over a year, assisted by Detective Ryan of Duluth, been en deavoring to detect and apprehend the murderers of Albert Peterson, which occurred in October, 1895, at a lumber camp about 20 miles north of this place, has apparently got the criminals. Peter son, at the time, was watching camp for McClure Brothers of Stillwater, and was shot by two men who visited the camp. The parties charged with the crime are named Barnes and Maloney. Barnes is now in the county jail awaiting a hearing, .and it is expected Maloney will be captured and brought to this place from a logging camp in Pine county. An $800 reward is offered for the con viction of the criminals. RAINS QUENCH FIRES. Greatest Danger Is Over in the Northern Peninsula. HOUGHTON, Mich., May 10.—Several hours of intermittent rain has cleared the air of smoke which has hung over several thousand square miles of the southern shore of Lake Superior. The smaller fires were quenched and the larger ones much abated. The damage to standing and cut timber in the upper peninsula of Michigan through the fires of'the past three weeks will probably exceed $500,000 and may possibly reach $1,000,000. Heavy damage has also been done in Canada on the north shore of Lake Superior. Further heavy rains are required to'put the diBtrict out of danger. FOUR PERSONS KILLED. Bad Wreck on the Union Pacific In Wyoming. CHEYENNE, May 10.—One of the worst wrecks which has occurred in Wyoming in recent years took place on O'Neill side track, 16 miles west of Rawlins on the Union Pacific, when an eastbound fast freight, drawn by two locomotives, dashed through open switch and down an embankment. They dead are Lewis Bate, fireman, Rawlins James Johnson, fireman, Rawlins two boys, aged about 20 years, who were stealing a ride, names unknown. Engineers Meyer and Shilling jumped from their engines be fore the end of the siding was reached and escaped with a few injuries. SHARKEY THE WINNER. Knocked Joe Choynski of California Out in Two Rounds. CHICAGO, May 10.—Tom Sharkey, at Tattersall's, knocked out Joe Choynski of California in two roundB. The fight ing was of the hurricane order, both men landing repeatedly, but Sharkey had the fight well in hand throughout. The knockout blow was a left jolt to the jaw just as the bell sounded at the end of the second round. Choynski tfried to respond when the third round was called but when he attempted to arise he fell over on his back on the floor and Referee Malachy Hogan awarded the fight to Sharkey. DISTRESS IS INCREASING. Over Five Million Persons Receiving Re' lief in India, LONDON, May 10.—The secretary of state for India, Lord George Hamilton, has received the following message from the viceroy, Lord Curzon of Ked dleston: "The conditions have materially im proved in Madras and Mysore in conse quence of the recent rains. In the re maining affected tracts the distress is increasing in intensity owing to the want of fodder and water and the in' creasing heat. The number of persons now in receipt of relief is 5,167,000." DEWEY IS GRATIFIED. expresses Thanks for His Kind Recep tion In the South. MEMPHIS, May 10.—Admiral and Mrs. Dewey left for Nashville at 0:30 a. in. Before leaving Memphis the admiral expressed gratification at his reception in the South. Everywhere in Mem phis he has been received with tre mendous enthusiasm and his visit has been one of the most notable and dem onstrative occasions in the history of the Central South. Many Jap Immigrants'Arriving. SAN FRANCISCO, May 10.—One .hun dred and fifty-seven Japanese immi grants have just been landed in this city. Of this number 75 were admitted on certificates of landing, signed by the United States immigration commis sioner at Vancouver, and the others on certificates from the commissioner at HOT A CAR MOVES Street Car System of St. Louis Completely Tied Up by the Present Strike. Officials Claim They Have Plenty of Men but Too Much Law lessness Exists. Chief of Police Says His Force Is Too Small to Grant Pro tection Asked. ST. LOUIS, May 10.—Every street railway line in St. Louis and in St. Louis county is tied up and not a car is moving. General Manager George W. Baumhoff of the St. Louis Transit com pany, which operates all the lineB in the city except the Suburban, an nounced at 9 a. m. that no attempt would be made to run cars during the day, unless ample police protection was afforded. Mr. Baumhoff says that the company has plenty of men who are willing to take out cars but he does not feel it would bo right to risk their liveB while the present condition of lawlessness continues. Chief of Police Campbell declares that the force under him iB too small to handle the situation properly but if the companies would select one main line to operate he would see that the cars were run witout molestation. Thousands of St. Louisans walked to work, while others rode wheels or pressed into use \ie hides of every de scription. Owners of wagons earned many a dollar by transporting residents in the outlying districts. The steam railroads entering the city from the north, south and west helped out by putting on additional trains and mak ing numerous stops. Almost every line of businesB down town iB suffering as a result of the Btrike, which is keeping would-be cus tomers at home. W. D. Mahon of Detroit, president of the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Employes of America, has ar rived here. He will supercede Samuel D. Lee in the direction of the strike. DRASTIC MEASURES TAKEN. Fight Between the Allied Trades and Carpenters at Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA, May 10.—The execu tive board of the Allied Trades council has taken drastic measures in its fight against the Brotherhood of Carpenters. It has called out all its members wher ever the Brotherhood men are em ployed. There are over 25,000 members of the Allied Trades and about 5,000 of the Brotherhood of Carpenters. Twenty Men Badly Injured. .WILKESBAURE, Pa, May 10.—During a riot between strikers and workmen at the Buttonwood mine of the Par risk Coal company some 20 men were badly injured, including Superintendent W. T. Smythe. The strikers dispersed the workmen. The sheriff has been called on. SUIT MAKES A SENSATION. We Bi Burt Files a Case Against Rocke feller Company. DULUTH, May 10.—Wellington R. Burt, a Saginaw, Mich., millionaire lumberman, has begun a sensational suit here against the Lake Superior consolidated iron mines, the principal Rockefeller Iron Ore corporation, in which it is charged that the defendant has attempted to bring about a monop oly or trust on Mesaba iron ore by keep ing properties out of the market and by fixing an exorbitant freight rate for ore on the railroads controlled by the concern. It is alleged that this attempt is keeping iron properties dormant that ought to be developed. The suit is to set aside a lease held by Rockefeller on. a large amount of iron property owned by the plaintiff on the ground that he has failed to comply with the terms of the lease in that he has failed to mine as much ore as it would have been profitable to mine. FIGHT MAY NOT COME OFF. Bow Over Referee May Cause Jeffrie* Corbett Mill to Fall Through. NEW YORK, May 10.—'The coming Jeffries-Corbett fight may yet fall through. Jeffries insists that Charley White shall referee, while Corbett says that Sam Austin shall act in that capac ity. Jeffries says White or no fight, and Corbett says Austin or no fight. Sporting men think that some one is trying to crawL Little interest is being shown in the mill so fur. No out-of town people have arrived, and local sports are not betting muoh either way.1 The managers of the Seaside Athletic dab have reduced the prices of seats. Seven Firms Burned Out. FARGO, N. D., May 10.—The Webster block burned during the morning caus ing a loss of 145,000. Seven firms and 91 roomers upstairs lose everything. -J -.''"'•-ill *v* v' V- FIVE CENTS