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Roused the tor I pld liver, and core biliousness, sick I headache, jaundice, nausea, lndlges tlon, etc. Ibey an In valuable to prevent a cold or break up a fever. Mild, gentle, certain, they are worthy your confidence. Purely -vegetable, they can be taken by children or delicate women. Prloe, 25c. at medicine dealers or by mall of G. HOODallCo., & Lowell, Maw. NOTES ABE GOOD. SUPREME COURT SO HOLDS, AL THOUGH INSURANCE CON TRACTS WERE VOID. The supreme court has filed an opin ion in the case of Mooney and Cham pine, respondents, vs. Owen Williams, appellant, appealed from the judgment of the district Court of Grand Forks county. The decision is one of in terest as it construes section 3205 of the Revised Codes, which pronounces void all contracts of foreign insurance companies made within this state, where such companies have not com plied with the laws of the state and obtained certificates of authority from the insurance commissioner. This action was brought upon a note given by Williams to the Realty Revenue Guaranty Co. of Minneapolis, and by that company indorsed before matur ity to the plaintiffs for value. The lower court found that the indorse ment was in due course, in good faith and for value, and gave the plaintiffs judgment, notwithstanding the fact that the note was given for the prem ium on a policy of insurance written upon the property within this state and before the company had complied with our laws. The supreme court affirms that judgment, and settles the question that negotiable instruments though given for contracts which are declared void, will be upheld in the hands of innocent purchasers thereof before maturity. D. A. Lindsay and J. G. Galbraith appeared for the ap pellant, and Joseph Cleary of Lang don and John E. Greene of Fargo for respondents. Drying preparations simply devel op dry catarrh they dry up the secretions, which adhere to the membrane and decom pose, causing afar more serious trouble than the ordinary form of chtarrli. Avoid all dry ing inhalants, fumes, smokes and Bnuffs and use that which cleanses, soothes and heals. Ely's Cream Balm is such a remedy and will cure catarrh or cold in the head easily and pleasantly. A trial size will be mailed for 10 cents. All druggists sell the 50c. size. Ely Brothers, 56 Warren St., N.Y. The Balm cures without pain, does not irritate or cause sneezing. It spreads it6elf over an irritated and angry surface, reliev ing immediately the painful inflammation. With Ely's Cream Balm you are armed against Nasal Catarrh and Fay Fever. RAISED HIS SALARY. Mayville, May US.—At a meeting of the trustees of the Mayville normal held during the past week it was de cided that the efficient services of President Carhart of that institution should be recognized by a raise in sal ary of $500 per year from .$2,000 to $2,500. The past year has been one of the most successful in the history of the institution. Kansas has experienced a few cy clones, but they, were not of sufficient severity to offset the prosperity now raging in that state. June 3,. the birthday of Jefferson Davis, has been made a legal holiday in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia, and ex-confederates wish the other southern states to take similar action. [First publication May 11,1900.] Notice to Creditors. In the matter of the ostate of Mary R. Robi dou, deceased: Notice is hereby given by tlio undersigned Amos Robidou, executor of tlie last will and testamont of Mary R. Robidou, lute of tlie city of Bismarck, in tlie county of Burleigh and state of North Dakota, deceased, to tlie creditors of, and all porsons having claims against said deceased, to exhibit tliem with the necessary vouchers, within six months after the first pub lication of this notice, to said executor at the ollice of A. T. Patterson, in the city of Bismarck, in said Burleigh county. Dated May 19th, A. D. 1900. AMOS ROBIDOU, A. T. PATTERSON. Executor. Attorney for Executor. IFirst publication May 4, 1900.] Notice of Final Homestead Proof. Land Office at Bismarck, N. D., April 30,1900. Notico is hereby given that the following named settler has tiled notico of his intention to make filial proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Register and Receiver at Bismarck, N. D., on June 9, 1900, viz.: EMIL ENGSTROM, for the wM, nwM and w!4, swK of sec. 28, in twp. 143 n, of range 79 w, of the 5th P. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz.: John E. Backman, Andrew Tlior, Slaughter, N D. Charles O. Hanson, John F. Dahlgron, Wilton, N. D. ,GILLIVRAY, Register. [First publication May 18,1900.] Notice of Final Homestead Proof. Land office at Bismarck, N. D„ May 12,1900. Notice is heroby given that the following named settler has filed notico of her intention to make final proof in support of her claim,, and that said proof will be made before the register and receiver at Bismarck, N. D., on June 23, 1900, viz: SOFIA JOHNSON, heir at law of Samuel Lar son, deceased. for the seW of sec. 18, in twp. 142 n, of range 80 'she names'tlie following witnesses to prove her continuous residence upon and cultivation of SajohnIForaback, Louis C. Peterson, OleOlson, Gust W. Johnson, all of Painted Woods,JJ D. A. 6. M'GILUVRAY, Register. INDUSTRIAL REPORT. Senator Kyle's Committee Makea a Report of Legislation for Uniform Labor Law. Deals With Relative Rights of Em ployers and Employes in Strikes and Labor Troubles. Several Members of the Commission Do Not Think Uniform Labor Laws Are Feasible. Washington, May 25.—The indus trial commission of which Senator Kyle is chairman, submitted to con gress today a report on general labor legislation. Among the recommen dations are that no person under 18 be employed as railroad operator, that engineers and switchmen be examined for coior blindness, and that intoxi cation be made a misdemeanor of an engineer or switchman on duty. All states should provide that laborers be paid in cash. The practice of award ing blanket injunctions against num erous unnamed defendants as well as the practice of indirectly enforcing a contract for personal services by en joining employes from quitting work should be discouraged. The import ing and sale of convict made goods from one state to another should be prohibited. It is urged that con gress adopt a consistent code of laws regulating all matters concerning the employment of railway labor. That the right to be employed and employed without belonging to a union be pre served and that making it a penal of fense for an employer to exclude union labor only is unconstitutional. The statute should apply to union and non union labor alike. That a strike shall always be legal except when con ducted on a public employment in such manner as to injure public safety. That boycott always is illegal, and sometimes criminal. A reasonable statute is urged to prevent abuses of the uses of the private detectives. It recommends the establishment in all states of labor bureaus,. Congress men Smith and Harris and Senator Daniel tiid not concur, believing uni form labor laws to be impracticable. GOVERNOR BURBANK. TERRITORIAL GOVERNOR OF DA KOTA REVISITING OLD SCENES IN^SOUTH DAKOTA. Springfield, S. D., i.iay 25.—John A. Burbank, the fourth governor of the territory of Dakota, is in the city at tending to his business interests. He now lives in Indiana. He was gov ernor of the Dakotas from 18G9 to 1874, the period of beginnings, when the first railroad was built into the territory, and when the first telegraph instrument clicked within her borders. He is bowed wit nearly four-scare years, yet he retains the vigor of mind of a man of miuule age. "I always had faith in Dakota," said Mr. Burbank, "and in the evidences of thrift I see on every hand as I pass through the state on what is probably my last visit, I think that I can see in her the 'empire' state of the north west. The marvelous richness of her soil, her great mineral wealth, and the possibilities that lie hidden in her di versified industries, are sure to make her one of the great commonwealths of the United States—great not only in material resources but in the ad vanced position she will take in things intellectual and moral." UNITED STATES COURT. TERM OF UNITED STATES COURT COMPLETED AT FARGO—CASES OVER THE TERM—PRISONERS SENTENCED. Fargo, May 25.—The May term of the United States district court ter minated this. morning. Judge Ami don excused the petit jury for the term and many of the members returned to their homes this afternoon. It was expected thait a jury case would de velop out of the arrival of certain prisoners who were expected in Fargo last night and who are in charge of Deputy Davis. The latter were ex pected to arrive last night on ^.ie N. P. train from tue west, due at 10:50, but which was seventeen hours late. Judge Amidon said it was uncertain how the prisoners would plead and their trial would have to go over to another term. Immediately after the convening of the court, Mr. Rourke moved the case of Sam Housie who pleaded guilty to stealing timber off government lands. He was sentenced to a jail term at Cando of sixty days and a fine of $150. George Jeanotte pleaded not guilty to the charge of illegally cutting timber on United* States lands in Rolette county. The case was transferred to the Devils Lake term the defendant being released in $200 bonds. The case of Amos Frenzen, pharged with sealing liquor without a license was transferred to the Devils Lake term, of the defendant were fixed at $400. SUIT AGAINST EX-POSTMASTER. Fargo, May 25.—The suit of the BISMARCK WEEKLY TRIBUNE: FRIDAY, JUNE 1 1900. United States against J. J. Hughes, former postmaster at Fargo, and his bondsmen, Alex. Hughes, John Haas, Peter Elliott, H. F. Miller, John Thorne, D. W. Shields, O. J. deLendre cie, James Keanedy, Isaac P. Clapp and William K. Ross, has been set for June 5, in the. federal court before Judge Amidon. At the time of the suspension of the Citizens' National bank, the postoffice funds were deposited in the bank. The action started by the department against Hughes and his bondsmen is for the sum of $910, which represents the difference between the deposit at the time of the suspension and the dividends which have since been paid. W. P. Miller appears as the attorney for the ex-postmaster and his bonds men, and District Attorney Rourke will appear for the government. BURNED THE BOOZE. SHERIFF OF RICHLAND COUNTY DESTROYS OUTFIT SEIZED IN THE RECENT LIQUOR RAID. Wahpeton, May 2d —Judge Lauder issued the final order in the cases of the state against Jack Harper and Henry Schoenborn, whose saloons were closed by injunctions a few weeks ago. The order directed the sheriff to destroy all the property de scribed in the judgment roll, consist ing of bar fixtures, counters, tables, glasses, liquor, etc., which were in the building and used for and in the sale of liquors at the time the places were taken in charge of Dy the sheriff. In pursuance of this order, the sher iff and a force of men took the stuff to a vacant piece of ground west of the Milwaukee depot, where it was all piled up and publicly set on fire. There were four dray loads of the stuff, among which were several gal lons of whisky, and this was poured over the pile causing it to burn more fiercely. The bar fixtures in the Schoenborn place were very fine, all hard wood with elegant trimmings, a splendid refrigerator especially made for the purpose and were estimated to "be worth about $500. The stuff taken from the other place was not nearly as expensive, but with the glasses, liquors and fixtures represented an outlay of about $250, all of which was completely destroyed in less than two hours. Owing to the early hour chosen to destroy the property only about a dozen persons besides the officers were out to witness the destruction. The work was commenced about 5 o'clock and before half past seven the stuff had all been consumed. This is the first time in the history of the county that property has been destroyed under the prohibition law by the order of the court, and it proves to be the most effectual method of dealing ifrith the nuisance, as it seems that the men engaged in the business are more hurt by the destruction of a few dollars worth of property than they are over a jail sentence of six months or more. DIED AT THE ASYLUM. Jamestown, May 20.—Teresa Gass man of Valley City died at the state hospital last evening. She had been in the institution for thirteen years. Her husband and daughter arrived last evening and took the remains to Valley City this morning for burial. MEDICS ELECT OFFICERS. Grand Forks, May 2(J.—The next an nual meeting of the state medical so ciety will be held in Fargo. The election of officers for the en suing year lesulted as follows: President—Di. H. J. Rowe, Cassel ton. First Vice Fresidcnt—Dr. H. D. Qutrry, Grand Forks. Second Vice President—Dr. W.' H. Robenstab, New Salem. Treasurer—Dr. J. A. Rankin, James town. Secretary—Dr. Paul Sorkness, Far go. SWIPED SWEETHEART. INDIAN FROM NORTH DAKOTA PLAYS LOCKINVAR AND IS CAUGHT. Winnipeg, Man., May 2G.—A gallant young Sioux from North Dakota ar rived ait Moosejaw a few days ago to visit his sweetheart. He was gladly welcomed and they wished to marry, The father of the girl thought her too young, however, and would not give his permission. The Indian appeared to take the matter quietly, but at night he secured two horses and induced the girl to elope with him. The angry father gave chase, and, having a swift horse, caught up with the elopers. They re fused to stop, however, and he shot the horse ridden by the young Indian, and then had little difficulty in secur ing his daughter. The girl is only 10 years of age. The father promised the young people they migixt marry after two years had elapsed. During the recent visit of the Czar to Moscow he sanctioned the project for the erection of a ohurca to com memorate the liberation of the serfs nearly forty years ago. ACROSS THE YAAL. Official Advices Say Lord Roberts Has the Vaal River With His Army. Fighting is Now Transferred to the territory of the South African Republic. Territory of British is Cleared of Boers—Reports of Conditions Among the Boers. London, May 20.—It is officially an nounced that Lord Roberts has crossed the Vaal river into the Transvaal. ROBERTS WIRES DETAILS. London, May 20.—Following the news of the crossing of the Vaal came the following from Gen. Roberts, dated at Wolvenhook, a few miles south of the Vaal. "The advance por tion of this force crossed the Vaal on the queen's birthday near Paris. Ham ilton's column is at Boschbank. Our scouts are now at Viljoensdrift on the south bank of the Vaal. The local mines are uninjured. Work" is going on as usual and no enemies appear on this side of the river. Hunter' reached Vryburg on ivlay 24th." EAKLIER NEWS. London, May 2», 3:30 a. m.—The latest intelligence from Lord Roberts' headquarters at Vredsfort station, filed Thursday at 5:45 p. m„ was that the British was rapidly advancing. Gen. Hamilton had effected a junction with Lord Roberts. The country in front of them was clear of Boers to Viljoens Drift. The Boers were evacuating all their positions. soiu~ of the Vaal river and that 5,000 had already crossed to the north bank. Probably Gen. French's cavalry is already re connoitering the fords of the Vaal. The war office observers expect that the dispatch from the field marshal will be dated in sight of the Trans vaal frontier. Mr. Bennett Burleighj wiring to the Daily Telegram from Vredsfort Thursday morning said Lord Roberts would doubtless cross the Vaal river Saturday or Sunday. The British outposts were then at Erste Geluk. nine miles north of Vredsfort and 20 miles south of the Vaal river. The railway is much damaged. While the British in over whelming force are thus rapidly ap proaching the Transvaal, the move ments of the Boers are enveloped in mystery. The last Pretoria news paper to reach Lourenzo Marques was a week old. Every one seeking to cross the Portuguese border from the Transvaal is searched for newspapers and letters. Dispatches and mail let ters containing even harmless refer ences to the war are suppressed, the only news that emerged from Trans vaal during the last ten days has come by word of mouth. According to these oral reports yesterday, the Boers were quarreling among themselves. Trans vaal paper money was circulated at 80 per cent discount. Beckets' firm was giving one pound in gold for five pounds in paper. Krouse and Klinke, the engineers who opposed the blow ing up of the mines have been dis missed. Commandant Schutto had been appointed to defend Johannes burg, and all the British subjects had been turned out. The Transvaalers fear that the British will blow up the bridge at Komati Poort, thus cutting off their supplies from Delagoa and a commando of 500 is guarding the bridge against any such attack Ijy British raiders. It is asserted that President Kruger will retire to Lyden burg while fighting is imminent at Jo hannesburg and Pretoria. Concern is expressed at Pretoria with reference to the possibility that Gen. Carrington may come down from Rhodesia with 5,000 men, to co-operate with as many more entering the Transvaal by way OL Mafeking. Horse sickness is said to have broken out among General Carrington's animals. LOST SOME FINGERS. Fargo, May 25.—John Rush, em ployed at the French-Hickman flax fiber mills, met with a painful accident while engaged in cleaning one of the corrugated rollers. Another employe turned on the power while he was thus engaged and, although he yelled at the man to turn if off, the fellow became excited and ran away. The four fin gers of the left hand were badly crushed and it was found necessary to amputate the three larger ones at the knuckle. Drs. Wear and Wheeler performed the operation. THE NEW YORK FAILURE. New York, May 25—It is stated on the cotton exchange this morning that the suspension of the firm of Price, McCormick & Co., is not likely to ser iously involve other members. Ad vices from Liverpool are encouraging inasmuch as the failure to indicate the flurry that had been looked for. Among the best informed people the opinion extends that the Price, Mc Cormick & Co. outstanding contracts "on exchange do not exceed $400,000. The cotton market here this morning was Weak, August falling to 8.40 and Liverpool yielding only four to sdx points. HERDING STOCK. Carrington, May 24.—Two large herds of cattle have been collected and are run in the hills for the summer. Many farmers have more stock than they can care for on their farms and they put them in herds for the season, the charge being $1 a head. One herd consists of 800 and the other of (WO animals. Were it not for this method of handling stock many would be un able to care for the large number they do under this system. The care of the herds is a heavy responsibility as the herders are responsible for loss of all stock. Farmers have heretofore put their stock with small herders and losses have not been made good. FROM MANILA. LIEUT. F. H. ALBRIGHT, FORMER LY MUSTERING OFFICER OF N. D. VOLUNTEERS, WRITES FROM MANILA. Grand Forks, May 24.—Lieut. F. H. Albright, formerly stationed here and mustering officer of the Nortn Dakota volunteers when in camp at Fargo, writes from the Philippines to friends in this city, from Santa Cruz, Zam bales. He says: It is 24 hours run by boat north up tne west coast of Luzon from Manila. We are right on the sea shore and this is one of the interior ports for coast wise trade. I got here Dec. 2! with my company. Another company was here at that time but now my com pany alone is here. The other offi cers area second lieutenant and a con tract doctor. It is quite a pretty little place. The mountains are inland about eight miles. North of here some five miles is a large river. It is tide water for about some eight miles from the sea. South of here some eight miles is another river similar to the first and between these rivers and the mountains is the district of £anta Cruz, which the troops here are ex pected to look after. We have or ganized a sort of civil government which is working well and would work better if these people were not such rank cowards. Around in this dis trict are eight settlements called "barr rios." In the organization of the civil municipal government this town has a "presidente" or mayor who was elected by the people of the district. Then there were elected by each bar rio a chief or "cabeza" of barrio. The cabeza of this town is vice presidente. The presidente, vice presidente and cazezts form the council for the con duct of municipal business. The in surgents had these people pretty well "bluffed" and it was hard to get men willing to be cabezas. They were afraid of being knifed some dark night by the few robbers and thieves who still manage to keep going, calling themselves insurgents. The people were made to elect somebody and the unfortunate chosen could not resign. The cabezas elected were forced to at tend the council. It seemed queer to me and had an element of humor but I came here to set up the civil govern ment and it had to "go" and that was all there was to it. We are all right now and the cabezas have gotten over their first fear and timidity. I find them very adept at paper work and legal forms. The other day I had a case of an assault of a native by an other. The presidente drew up a very complete and good record of the pre liminary investigation with affidavits and other evidence. This was the indictment and would have gone with the guilty party before the provost court but a compromise was satisfac torily effected. They have some queer ideas sometimes that are very humor ous. For instance, the presidente was about to send around the sheriff to collect from the small stores a tax levied by the council for the town fund. He asked me for a permit for the sheriff to carry a revolver. I asked him what need there was and he replied "si no pagan" (if they don't pay) and went through the motion of presenting a revolver at a man's head. Of course he did not expect the store keeper to be shot dead but though it might be a good "bluff" to work. The salaries voted by the council are as fol lows: Per month to the sheriff, ."? two policemen each, $5 expenses and stationery, *5 total, .^o. This means .$14.50 in goid or in our money. I have had a census made by the cab ezas which is now nearly completed. There are some 4.500 souls in this d'is-. trict. It is not unpleasant living here. We are rather isolated and only get mail about once a month, but have a good house to live in and the country is full of chickens and eggs. We also get fine fish. There is a reg ular sales commissary here which sup plies all our needs. The men are quartered in the convent which is of £.tone and has a galvanized iron roof so they are well fixed for the rainy season that begins about the middle of May. March and April are the hot months, but I have not found it as disagreeable as Texas was last June and July. FOURTH DISTRICT CONVENTION. Wahpeton, May 20.—The call for the Fourth judicial district republican convention to be held at Oakes June 20, is made by A. G. Divet and ,T. H. Wishek. The committee directs that the county judicial conventions must not be held on the same day, as the other conventions are held and says "delegates elected in disregard of the terms of this can will not be allowed seats in the preliminary organization of said convention." HIDE MONEY. Cannonball, N. D., May 26.—The sum of .*17,500 has been placed to the credit of the agent here and will be paid to the Indians in a short time. This is their hide and interest money. It is a source of great satisfaction to the Indians that they have at last got the money due them. Middle-of the-road populism posses ses the courage of its convictions. But the other variety possesses the faculty for political dickering. 1 wedded, as a fray, Mafeking with Delhi, As I smeared thick the ink, Never once did I think I would see link on link 3 SOME PRAIRIE BREEZES. ALFRED'S LAMENT. (The following was cabled over to the Tribune this morning by Alfred Austin, whose poem on the relief of Mafeking has been so severely criti cised.): On the glad morning when Freed from their prison den Stubborn, heroic men, I sang a song sweet. Little then did I reck Critics would stride its neck Till every little speck Was chopped to mince-meat. Ah, the sad, fatal day, When in my graceful way Smashed to a jelly. Not a kind word 1 see Scathing the roasts and free, All critics do agree Some say Longfellow. As my poor song is flayed Had the lloers battle blade Been half as harshly laid On Mafeking, smitten, That brave, heroic band Must have surrendered and That poor verse from my hand Had not been written. 1 That it is 'yellow,' I Horrible! Everyone Says it is badly done, Some say apes Tennyson RETROSPECTION. This is the ghost of the Might-have been, That walks in the twilight, with mourn ful eyes, In the ghostly light, when the shadows rise, And backward with skeleton fingers thin Points, and gazes with deep-drawn sighs. This is the shade of the Might-have been, That stalks in the silence like hermit lone, And always backward seeing prone A figure stricken and lying slain, Of Hope or of Love or of Fortune flown. This is the spectre of Might-have-been, Bearing along o'er the jagged stones A burden of dust and a bag of bones. Who in the sombre light has not seen, When something lost and the torn heart moans? This is the ghost of the Might-have been, Heaping up hopes on a funeral pyre, Stooping with harsh laugh to light the fire, Stirring the flames with its fingers thin, Bleeding from many a thorn and briar. This is the shadow of Might-have been, Resting on life like a sullen cloud, Or mine, or thine, and that weaves a shroud, Moans like the sea when the tide comes in And echoes a sob in the heart, aloud. DECORATION DAY. Decoration Day, th' Ranks are a little thinner now army's growin' small, Jes' a few more boys in blue answered th' las' roll call, A little feebler them et's lef jes' a bit more gray, Feet don' tramp in sech good time don't spring th' same ol' way. Eyes are a little dimmer now shoul ders a bit more bowed, Voices sing th' same ol' songs but th* don't ring out so loud, Marchin' down th' village street on But th' army's bein' mustered out, an* aint got long t' stay. Hearts as full o' country love as th' ever was before, But so many crippled, battered forms, all shot up in war. A feeble step an' a loose coat sleeve, an' th' aint no need t' tell That this was a soldier good an' true an' fought his battles well. Movin' along with th' fife an' drum, th' same ol' boys in blue, An' every year a' drawin' near to th* final Grand Review, To th' place sublime in th' end o' Time, when the great Captain shall say: "Well done, well done!" An' th' brighter sun shall gild th' better day. An' never a year but we look back an* see through rain or shine Some vacant place an' a well known face missin' from out th' line, Some gallant man who marched along with feebler step an' slow Till Death called him for his discharge an' th' Captain let him go. Day by day they slip away, t' answer th' last roll call, Like a grand ol' oak tree riven and split, that totters to its fall, An we 11 pay taem tribute of our love an' drop a tear today, As th long lines fade in a last parade and the soldiers march away. Crane & Johnson are putting In a grist mill at McHenry, Foster county.