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By M. If. JEWELL. THE DAILY TRIBUNE. Published every afternoon, except Sun day, at Bismarck, North Dakota, Is deliv ered by carrier to all parts of the city at 60 cents per month, or $G per year. The dally sent to any address in the United States and Canada, postage prepaid, $(! per year $3 for six months $l.r0 for three months. THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE. Eight puKes, 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. 0 for one year: "u cents for six months 'S 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. Being pub lished at the capital of the state It makes a feature of state news, of a semi-official character, and Is therefore particularly In teresting to all who desire to keep the run of state affairs—political, social and bus iness. 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This paper is on file with the BANNING ADVERTISING CO., Kndicott Building, St. Paul, Minn., where subscribers, advertisers and others may examine it and where estimates will be given ipon space for GENERAL ADVERTISING. The Tribune haB made arrange ments whereby It can furnish the Bis marck Weekly Tribune one year, the Orange Judd Parmer one year and the famous American Agriculturist Year Book—over 500 pages of "meat for farmers"—all prepaid for $1.35. This Is a remarkable offer but If more Is wanted the New York Weekly Tribune will be added to the combination—all four for $1.65. Or If the most com plete combination ever offered is wanted the Chicago Weekly Inter Ocean will be added—all the above for 12. FOURTH WARD DISFRANCHISE MENT. The election laws of North Dakota are quite plain. The duties of all elec tion oflicers are clearly prescribed. The qualifications of electors are also plainly set forth. It only remains for those in authority to do their duty— their whole duty—to insure an honest expression of the will of the people at the polls and carry that verdict into •effect. The citizens of the Fourth ward were deprived of their right to vote on Tuesday last because of a failure on the part of the election oflicers to do their duty. Divested of all details this is the abstract truth. The citizen has no more sacred right than that of franchise. The disfranchisement of a fifth of the voters of the city of Bis marck in this election is inexcusable to use the most charitable expression. The failure to conduct an election ac cording to law so as to deprive any considerable number of citizens of their votes is not only of great con cern to the voter of the precinct but of the utmost interest to the candidates whose success depends on a majority of the votes cast. The loss of a pre cinct may mean the victory of an op ponent. The whole community is concerned in performances such as oc curred in the Fourth ward Tuesday because the good name of the city and its people are involved. The inspector of election at the Fourth ward precinct selected two judges—one a democrat and one a re publican—according to law. The three constituted the board of election and a.s such had full and entire charge of the polls in that precinct. The elec tion board is authorized to select two clerks, "one from each of the two parties casting the largest vote at the last general election." The board hav ing thus organized it was their duty to conduct the election. The law pre scribes who shall and who shall not be allowed within a certain radius of the polls. If any person unlawfully interferes with the free and fair exer cise of the duties of the election board it is the duty of the board to protect its rights under the law at all hazards. Was this done in this case? The facts do not warrant the asser tion. The polls were opened in due form but were not kept open. A dis pute arose at the outset, caused prim arily by the unwarranted interference of Capt. Baker, a resident and voter of another ward. The board had duly organized an/1 the polls were opened. A voter had marked his ballot and given it to one of the judges to place it in the ballot box. Mr. Baker ap peared within the railing and unlaw fully advised the democratic member of the board to protest and not allow the ballot to be deposited in the box. Mr. Baker's advice was followed and a row among the judges ensued. There was general confusion and when quiet was restored the clerk sworn in as a democrat had disappeared. The ma jority of the board thereafter refused or neglected .to swear in another clerk, and also refused to recognize the clerk that the democratic member the board had sworn in. Majorities are sup posed to rule in this country. The min ority member could not swear in a clerk. The majority could but did not. There was a deadlock, and this condition continued all the forenoon. Mayor Patterson seemed to direct the movements of the two members of the board and Capt. Baker's nod was law with the democratic member. Pretty spectacle his, when two men —one of them not a voter in the ward —can by unwarranted interference on one side and stubbornness on the part of the other block an election and dis franchise two or three hundred voters. The democratic clerk having disap peared (whether spirited away or not) the board, or a majority of the board, should have immediately elected a new clerk and proceeded with the election. There were special police at hand and the mayor himself was there with power to use any force necessary to maintain order at the polls. The crowd of electors who stood around the polls all day will testify 'that order was maintained but no opportunity was given them to vote as the law directed. About 2 o'clock in the afternoon a compromise was effected and a clerk agreed upon— first by Baker and Patterson, then by the board—but then it was discovered that in the early morning fracas the official stamp had disappeared and the question arose as to the validity of the election without the stamp. The result was 110 election whatever. Except on the theory of averting serious possible trouble there was no justification for the board to accept a compromise plan. They had the power to go ahead and act on their own accord just as the judges did in both the green house precinct and the court house precinct where the same effort was made to dictate the selec tion of clerks as was made in the Fourth ward. The board rather than politicians on the outside "sparring for wind" is entitled to censure. If the board had done its duty there would have been a valid election in the Fourth ward. The responsibility of Messrs. Baker and Patterson consists only in the influence exerted on mem bers of the board. No matter how unassailable their motives, no matter how strong their party zeal these gen tlemen erred in judgment—one at the beginning, the other thereafter and the community has to stand the odium and disgrace of the result. THE CASE OF KANSAS. The return of Kansas to the repub lican party has an interest for the en tire United States, says the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Kansas was one of the first states to be swept off its moral base by the populist flood. The Farmers' Alliance, which was the nu cleus around which the populist party was bu'ilt, had Kansas for its radiat ing center. William A. Peffer, who sucr ted John J. In gal Is in the sen ate in l.xoi, was, with James H. Kyle, of South Dakota, the first of the pop ulists to reach that body, although at the time of their election they were simply Fanners' Alliance men. Both are in the republican party now. Kansas went squarely over to the populists in 1802, and gave its ten electoral votes to Gen. James B. Weaver, the populist candidate in that year, whom William J. Bryan, the re cent democratic nominee for presi dent, supported on the stump and at the polls. The state made a tempo rary return to political sanity in 180-1, when it elected a republican governor, and was carried by the republicans in 1805 also for chief justice. It went back to its follies in 1800, however, when it gave Bryan a 12,000 plurality. On indication of reawakening reason was shown in 1808, when the republi cans again got the state on governor. Its big plurality for President Mc Kinley in the election just held marks tne end of Kansas' demo-pop debauch. Kansas will hereafter stick to the party of public spirit and balance. That state has seen right at home some of the evil effects of its political obli quities. Its gain in population in the decade ending with 1000 was only 42,000, which was insignificant com pared with its expansion in the repub lican days. Popocracy assailed the state's credit, diminished its business, sent thousands of its residents out to other states, and prevented the immi gration of other thousands who would have gone there if that popo-dem. qurantine had been raised. In the election just held Kansas has re deemed itself. Its days of adversity are, consequently, ended. Millions of dollars of capital and thousands of settlers that have been repelled by the Bryanite blight on the state will now flow in, and another era of expansion and prosperity like that of the old and great republican days will come. Kansas has anchored herself to the party of sanity and prosperity, and the prizes of social fortune are again with in her reach. Just before the election—according to the Grand Forks Plaindealer— Chairman Kletinogel of the fusion state committee had a message of cheer from Chairman Jones, who said he had private advices from New York, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois, which were to go for Bryan and help swell the republican majority. It all looks very doleful now after the majorities have been swelled—for McKinley. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RESULT. How the world of finance looks at the election is evidenced by the report of Henry Clews & Co., which says: "The result of the election is such as to cause the deepest satisfaction to those who have the best welfare of the country at heart. It is an unequivo cal notice to the world that national honor and integrity and a love of law and order go hand in hand in the United States. Confidence is settled upon a rock-ribbed foundation, and business is under such an impetus as wi produce phenomenal prosperity. We stand almost upon the threshold of a new century, with the most bril liant national prospect before us. Our currency basis is put beyond question, trade balances are immensely in our favor, and our manufactures are' com manding the markets of the world. The education of our people in sound financial and business principles dur ing the last four years is bearing, we may say, its natural fruit. This pop ular acquaintance with elemental principles will beyond doubt prevent any recurrence of dangerous theories in the conduct of public affairs. It is not an experiment to give Mr. McKin ley a second term, because we have all had the gratifying experience of good times during his first term, whereas, it would have been a very grave experi ment to have elected the opposing can didate, as it would have destroyed all confidence, which is the essential foun dation of prosperity in this or any other nation. Mr. McKinley's second term will not be unlike the voyage of one of our magnificent ocean steam ships with well tested engines and the rudder capably and wisely steered whereas, if Mr. Bryan had been elected, I fear the ship of state would have been like thalt same magnificent floating palace in mid-ocean, machin ery broken down, without a rudder, and at the mercy of the waves, drift ing, heaven knows where. Mr. Bryan undoubtedly lessened his following in this state and elsewhere by the char acter of his harangues, while Roose velt. who was not a presidential nom inee, materially benefited the republi can side without injury to himself by a logical demolition of the dangerous demagogic fallacies and untruths. It would have been considered extremely undignified, however, for Mr. McKin ley to have gone the rounds of the country making speeches, however sound and capable they would have been. Presidential nominees should abstain from such exhibitions during a heated canvass. EXPLAINING. Hearst's Chicago American, which has been among Bryan's most ardent supporters, in an editorial on the elec tion says: "The latest indications are that Mc Kinley has carried every state he car ried in 1800 and several that Bryan carried then, in eluding his own state of Nebraska. "William McKinley has been re elected in most decisive fashion. His popular majority is much less than in 1S00, but his electoral majority is enormous. "Through the haze of this defeat the democratcy can see the victory that might have been. Beyond a doubt Mr. Bryan would have been trium phantly elected but for two things. "The first was the introduction of the silver issue. Free silver was dead, and so unpopular that even its corpse was enough to drag any man down to defeat. "The second was the policy of cut ting loose entirely from the Philip pines. That was not in accord with the spirit of the American people. The people have evidently made tip their minds to dispose of free silver onec for all. The effort was super fluous, for free silver had ceased to exist as a possible policy four years ago, but the voters were determined not to have the remains lying around any longer. "The democratic party has paid by two defeats the adoption of an unpop ular and discredited issue. Free sil ver was defensible in 180(5, although even then its advocates had an uphill fight. But everytaing that has hap pened in the past four years has helped 'to bury it deeper in the grveyard of obsolete issues. "As to the Philippines. The Amer ican was the first paper to advocate their retention, but it never beloved in attempting to hold their affections with a shotgun, as McKinley is doing. That policy is as repugnant to the American people as it is to The Amer ican, but the people clearly thought as between two methods of dealing with the islands, neither of which they approved, they would take the one that could be amended rather than one that would be irrevocable. "American public opinion believes BISMARCK WEEKLY TRIBUNE: FRIDA1, NOV. 16. 1900. in the retention of the Philippines and in the extension to that country of a truly American form of government, under which the Filipinos would have no provocation to revolt. It believes that free silver was dead in 180(5, and is ten times deader in 1000. This is one issue, at least, that will not be heard of again in theimmediate fu ture." The Valley City Times-Record lias little patience with the attitude of the radical prohibition element in the campaign and says: What has the state enforcement league and the rad ical prohibition element to expect from the state ticket elected last Tuesday? If a strong movement should be made to nullify the prohibition law and pass a resubmission bill, could the fanatical temperance element blame anyone but themselves? They demanded of Major White a pledge that he would veto any legislation affecting the present law or providing for resubmission. They got no pledge, and then they worked their best to throw the election to the candidate of the opposition, whose chief supporters were people who be lieve in the open saloon. The bigotry and unreasoning fanaticism exhibited in the campaign by the enforcement league would bring about retaliation in many instances and if the party and people who have been attacked should retaliate, who can blame them? The victory in North Dakota for the republican ticket is a remarkable one, when the total number of votes is con sidered. It is estimated that about r»2,000 votes were cast in the state. Out of this total, the repuolican ma jority for McKinley was about 13,000. These figures, carried out in a voting population like that of New York or other populous states would mean a majority running up into the hundreds of thousands. The agricultural states of the west are pretty safe when it comes to determining on national is sues and when they speak they speak in no uncertain tones. All of them strayed off after false gods and all of them are back again in the republican fold where they belong. It is partic ularly gratifying to the republicans that Mr. Bryan's own state spoke for McKinley. Mr. Bryan will hardly claim that Nebraskans were coerced to vote for McKinley. The metropolitan press dwells upon the bulwark of the nation's safety as evidenced in the vote of the great west. Then the same press proceeds to tell of the states that are entitled to honor—Wisconsin, Illinois, Minne sota, Iowa and a few others—forget ting to niention North Dakota. Will the metropolitan press name a state in which every county went republican and in which the republican majority was three-fifths of the total vote cast for Bryan? This was the case in North Dakota. When the eastern press be gins to talk bulwarks of republican ism agaiin, we trust it will so far for get its egotism as to give North Da kota its rightful share. North Dako ta, by the record and the vote, is the most solidly republican state in the union. It beats New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and other republican states into the back yard. We .must extend a cordial invitation to the met ropolitan press to come off the perch. According to latest advices E. R. Swarthout, republican, has been elected to the house in the Third (Wal3h county) district and John Miller, re publican from the Fourth district, also in Walsh county, has also been suc cessful. Walsh also joins the McKin ley column by three majority and Walsh is strictly and prominently on the map again. Instead of getting 1,000 majority as anticipated by the fusionists Birder, for state treasurer, had only 472 majority in Walsh. Joe Devine's popularity with the ladies of Walsh is demonstrated by the fact that he carried the county by 80 ma jority. Comstock, republican, for at torney general, was not cut a.s much as expected. He lost Walsh by only •W0. Comstock gets a majority in the six Red River valley counties. The election- of Miss Fannie Dunn to the position of county superintend-, pnt of schools retires one of the most faithful officials Burleigh county has ever had. Mr. Edick has attended strictly to the duties of the office and more than met the expectations of his friends of two years ago. Miss Dunn, who will succeed him, is one of Bis marck's most popular young ladies. Possessed of more than ordinary en ergy and endowed with an enviable disposition and other lovable traits of personal character, Miss Dunn's can didacy attracted more than ordinary strength. Her election is a compli ment in itself. The Jamestown Alert thinks the abuse of Lieutenant Hildreth by tlie press of the state was responsible for the defeat of many volunteer soldiery who were candidates for office. We fail to see wherein Mr. Hildreth was abused. His record was attacked and rightly so. It was stated and pretty well substantiated that he was in favor of the policy of the government In the Philippines until he became a candi date for office and then he had to change his views in order to fit the Bryan platform. The man who will forsake the cause of his country for office is hardly to be considered a safe man to honor. But will the Alert take the case of Major White. He was a volunteer and did his full duty. He came home and fought the battles of his country as well at the polls as in the field. Certainly the attacks upon the record of Lieutenant Hildreth did not harm him, (White) for he ran well up with the head of the ticket and lost votes only where personal friendship and nationality made some for Wipper man. When Lieutenant Hildreth left his large practice and went forth to war there were many to do him honor. When he came home and urged all good citizens to support the govern ment there were more to do him honor. But when, suddenly, he changed his views and felt that the government was all wrong, it was difficult to see any reason for it except a desire for office. Grand, Forks republicans are thor oughly committed to the policy adopted by the state committee to base the representation upon the low est vote for any candidate on the straight republican ticket. Just be fore election the county central com mittee of Grand Forks by a unanimous vote fixed the apportionment of the next county convention upon the low est vote cast for any candidate on the county ticket in each precinct—thus bringing the "lowest candidate" rep resentation scheme down to county as well as state conventions—in the in terest of straight politics and against knifing and selfishness. It remains to be seen how far the popularity of this system of representation will ex tend throughout the state. One of the most pleasing results of the election in this state is the success of Dr. J. B. Taylor of Grand Forks, re publican candidate for the state sen ate from the Seventh district. Dr. Taylor is a genial, whole-souled gen tleman, deservedly popular at home and thoroughly equipped to look after the interests of his constituents. His associates in the house from the same district are also of the right stripe. Grand Forks is to be congratulated on her representation in the next leg islature—except Murphy—who is a good fellow, but went daft on imper ialism and joined the Bryanites. Editor Kellogg of the Jamestown Alert, who was for Bryan, takes the result well, and says: Every good citizen bows to the will of the major ity legally expressed. Those who hold different views of national poli cies and who are naturally disap pointed that their views are not those of the majority will still hold fast to the principles of liberty as expressed in our constitution. The prosperity of all and development of the nation as the greatest on earth will still be their earnest wish and hope. A little pamphlet is being sent out entitled "A Brief History of the Chi cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway and of the Development of the Terri tory Through Whieh it Runs." All that is necessary is to recite the de velopment of the country for the Mil waukee road has always kept pace with the development of the country—in fact usually a little ahead of the coun try—finest service, best trains, most accommodating agents, and all that. The Milwaukee road keeps ahead of the country and ahead of .most of its competitors. The Devils Lake Free Press this week is issued under a new manage ment, the plant, good will and sub scription list having been sold to Mr. Fred L. Johnson, who has been con nected with the paper for the past five months. Editor McGahan will pursue other lines of business in Devils Lake. The general public will be interested in the provision of the law passed by the last legislature providing that elec- (GTICUIA IIP riakes the Hair grow. Clears the Complexion. Softens and whitens the Hands. Preserves and beautifies the skin of In fants and Children. 1 ••.'.*.• Viv. '. V--«"' 1- •'•.:••. ,*"•." ••-,••• .« •••_ -.. .» .. ••,,• y». )t -s KILLGERM! that burrows op the scalp, making dandruff scurf, awing Die hair to fall, and finally BALDNESS. You will have NO MORE DAN. DRUFF, FALLING HAIR, or BALDNESS if you use NEWBRO'S HERPIOIDE The only Hair Preparation on thU absolutely new scientific principle. For sale by druggists. Price $1. tion returns shall be officially pub lished in tabular form in each county by precincts. The tables are to ap •pear in the official papers of each coun ty and paid for as county commission ers proceedings are paid for. As this is "double price" matter and is set in nonpareil type usually the newspaper boys will receive 02ya cents per inch, column width, for publishing the table. This is not as much as the set ting up of the table costs the printer but it was the best the legislature would do for the boys. Where the table is set in brevier it should be charged for at the rate of 50 cents per running inch and where set in non pareil (2'/i cents per inch. The old Wolverine state did pretty well by the G. O. P. this year but not quite as well as North Dakota. While in Michigan one county went for Bryan, in North Dakota a clean sweep was made—every county for McKinley. In the Grand Rapids, (Mich.) district' Judge Harry Jewell, a brother of the Bismarck Tribune editor, was re elected by a majority of 3,700. Michi gan is all right. It is to be hoped that the favorable conditions in the case of Hon. C. K. Davis will continue and that he may be spared a while longer to give wise counsel and advice to the administra tion of the nation's affairs. Few men in the country possess to a greater de gree the kind of statesmanship neces sary at this time to guide the nation to a fulfillment of a glorious destiny. In Stutsman county it seems that the fire was centered on Hon. Ormsby McHarg, republican candidate for the state senate, and he was defeated. This deprives Stutsman county of the services of an experienced member of the senate and—if an outsider may be allowed to express an opinion—Stuts man county has made a mistake. The fact that a Fargo man has se cured a copyright on a system of bal ancing any number of accounts in a few minutes—will be important. There ought to be requests for 'em from all parts of the state. Nothing could be more valuable—along about settling time—as such a system as this. Hon. John Cowan had a large dis trict to cover but with the help of Farmer Wallace—who stumped the district with the dashing attorney gen eral—John was elected judge of the Devils Lake district by a good major ity. The general public—as well as the newspaper boys—will appreciate the fact that under the new law the elec tion returns are to be published in tabular form, by precincts, officially, as part of the proceedings of the coun ty boards of canvassers. McLean county will come pretty near being the banner republican county on the Missouri slope this year. Her majority for McKinley will be something like 500. That's where John Satterlund holds forth. The county election table appears in this issue again with some correc tions and the totals. The official can vass, which will be had on the 19th Inst., may make'a few changes. Senator McCumber is preparing to return to Washington. The senator has done good campaign work in the? state and is well satisfied with the re sult. It seems that Jim Anderson ran for district judge just the same—by stick ers—but not enough to hurt—Judge Plsk. If one member of congress goes to the slope, the-Fargo Forum advises the people to keep'an eye on General E. A. Williams.