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U-- \i Wsv-'.V'-V 31* Montis Entered at the post office at Hope, North cota. a* second class matter. ifPt Uope fMoneer HOPE, J. A. PRPPBR, Publisher. 30, 1905. THURSDAY, MAROU Official Newspaper Steele County SORSCMPriOW fwr HATES: r«ar.IN adr«nce SI.50 .75 Libel Law Condemned 3 The Streeter libel law is con demned throughout the state and very justly so. The following from the-pen of W. C. Taylor, of theL&Moure Chronicle, expres ses the sentiment of a large ma jority of the newspapers of the state: "The most questionable—we almost had said the most damna ble—act of this assembly Was the enactment of what is known as the Streeter libel law. No matter what may have been the purpose of the author of the bill, .there can tie no question as to the motive of many of those legis lators^who fairly tumbled over each other in their mad haste to muzzle the press. These same fellows had been scourged by the independent newspapers of the state for the betrayal of a sacred trust smarting under the blows t£ey had so richly earned, these gentlemen were more than ready to apply the balm of 'An act de fining criminal libel and provid ing punishment th erefor.' And so they passed this bill, which declares that any printing, writ ing, sign, picture or effigy that shall expose a person 'to public hatred, contempt or ridicule or deprive him of the benefits of public confidence and social in tercourse,' is libel, and the per petrator thereof is guilty of a felony. There are newspapers, it is true, which sometimes go too far in their criticisms of pub lie men. These should be curb ed, and our libel laws have al ways been adequate for that pur pose. There are men in this state whose official or public records cannot but expose them to the hatred, contempt and ridi cule of the public, and they have already deprived themselves of 'the benefits of public confi dence.' With the logic of the ostrich, who sticks his head in the sand and thinks himself hid den, some of our legislators thought to hide their records be hind astringent libel law and muzzled press. Others were misled into voting for the bill be cause it was introduced by newspaper man. The law itself amounts to nothing truth is never libelous, and it is the truth that hurts. It is what the legis lators hoped to accomplish. by this measure that dams it ever lastingly." A NEW INDUSTRY. Among recent innovations in the manufacturing line we note •with pleasure the new Concrete Building Blocks,.' which works hare just been put in operation here by H. I. Standley at his old headquarters near the. Beidler & Robinson lumber yard. Last Monday he commenced the man ufacture of the blocks and al ready has four or five men assist ing him. We understand that Mr. ^Standley will erect a new dwelling house here this season for himself, using his product in its construction, and as any color or tint can be incorporated in their manufacture he will, no doubt, have the finest, most ar tistic and withal the most dura ble structure to be found in these parts, as the blocks resists the action of the elements and are practically indistructible. Mr. S. will also operate a factory at Casselton this season fob the manufacture of these blocks. Although in its infancy, Mr. Standley has struck a veritable gold mine in their manufacture, as they are destined to supecede the various other material in the erection of substantial edifices. Parties contemplating building will do WQJI to see him. Aw—" I' wonj ,: 't •1 We have 200 asmiumiuwiuwinumuMnuiwwmK The Musical and Supper at the M. E. church, Saturday evening, was well attended and enjoyed by all present. The program was well render ed, each one taking part was seemingly at their best. The three numbers by Mr. Zimmer man were enjoyed and he was compelled to respond with en cores. The new organ is very satis factory and Mrs. 'Johnston candied it with her usual skill, bringing out some very fine tones, and she was repeatedly recalled. Dr. Johnston was especially fortunate in his solo selections, showing his voice to great advan tage, and all his numbers met with very generous applause and the Doctor was recalled by the audience. Miss Zoe Bowers gave a read ing, this being her first appear ance before a Hope audience in this capacity, and nothing but words of praise were heard of her work, especially as regards her impersonation of a small boy in her second number, which captured the audience and show ed great versatility in her elocu tionary work. Mr. A. L. Johnson gave two solos, both of which were re ceived very cordially and he was obliged to respond with encores. At the close of the musical program supper was served in the basement of the church in the new dining-room and the completeness of all the appoint ments of the dining-room and kitchen was remarked by all, making an ideal place to hold en tertainments of this nature. The Epworth League realized a nice sum from the entertainment, which applies on the organ fund. At the caucus held Monday af ternoon at the opera house the following ticket was selected: Mayor—Geo. A. Warner. Treasurer—C. S. Moores. Police Magistrate—W. J. Skin ner. City Justice—L. W. Fuller. Aldermen* 1st Ward—A. E, Warner and A. L. Johnson. Aldermen, 2nd Ward—Gordon Jefferson and N. N. Lunding. Aldermen, 3d Ward—John J. Wamberg and J. E. Jefferson. HORSES, HORSES, HORSES I will arrive March 31st. with a car of -our celebarted Mo. horses for sale. THE NAME ft VAN BRUNT MeaQs this (to the farmer who possesses one «»l the drills, be it shoe or single disc): Small re pair bills (repairs averaged 6)4 cents per drill last year), GOOD CROPS, in fact perfect satisfac tion throughout the who'.e lifetime of tUe drill. CONSTRUCTION Frame is made of solid angle steel, well braco*.. axle has seven bearings large open delivery boots (boots are made out ?f cast mailable} spreading grain from 1 inch to 1$4 inches. Discs run at an even depth, and are so regulated that more pressure can be placed on individual discs. A lever on each pole regulates width and depth of furrow, and can be regulated without stop ping team. Disc bearings are absolutely dust proof. One oiling will seed 160 acres..... la\v bar is at tached to hub of disc insula ul tup of boot as in other makes of drills. This device makes the Van Brunt disc less liable to break than any other make Machine casi be thrown out of gear without raising discs out or the ground 5 years success as a single disc machine places the VAN BKUNT where it has no peer. Come and let us show you this drill. 2 Erickson. Wakeman 8 Son IMPLEMENT DEALERS. WorJ^ H°rses« O. G. Major and Sons. Head of Fine Work Horses For Sale. See them before you buy. The George Fowler Farm Co. Dealers in Work Horses. Five miles Southeast of Casselton, N. D. Church Notices. FIRST METHODIST EPISCOPAL. Preaching at 11 a. m. Sandav school at 12 m. Epworth League at 7:15 p. m. CONGREGATIONAL Morning service at 11. Evening serviee at 7:30. Sunday school at 12:15. Y. P. S. C. E. at 7. yyi are welcome. Dr. Dudley will occupy the pulpit both morning and evening. The evening service will be of special interest to the young people. B. C. Shaw departed Monday evening for New York city on business. L. A. Jacobson returned home Monday morning from Fargo, where he has been serving as a juryman in the U. S. court. Will Caldow arrived in Hope Tuesday morning. He* has ac cepted a position,withO. G. Major & Sons, as bookkeeper and gen eral office man. Bill" has a laj-ge circle of. friends here who will be glad to see him back with us. MARRIED. At the Central Presbyterian church, Cedar street, St. Paul, Minn., at 4 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, March 22nd, Mr. R. R. Bryan of this city, to Miss Bessie B. Gray, of Page Mr. Arthur Sanders, of Minneapolis, acting as best man and Miss Maude Bunn, of St. Paul, as bridesmaid. Mr. Bryan is our popular and ^ver obliging harness dealer and his bride the daughter of Mrs. Chas. Gray, of Page. The young people after spending a few days in the cities came to Hope Mon day morning. They will go to housekeeping as soon as they can procure rooms. The Pioneer joins with their large circle of friends, both in Hope and Page, in wishing them a long and hap py married life. We call the attention of the ladies to the new millinery ad. of Miss Jefferson which will be found elsewhere in this issue. She will have on display at the opening one of the finest line of Millinery goods ever displayed. in Hope. Subscribe for the% only $1.50 a year. 1t«® ill Pioneer— J"ead, Dr. Johnston and A. L. Johnson, were greatly enjoyed and they were compelled to an swer the encores. The solo se ections by Dr. Johnston met with the usual words of praise. The "Gypsy Fortune Teller," in ihree acts, read by Mrs. Gra iam, and pantomime, by Misses Jacobson, Milligan, Carlton and Nelson, and Messrs. Bowen, ^lilligan and Warley, was very nicely carried out and showed great study and excellent talent was shown. The entertainment was one of the best ever given in Hope and much credit is due the Mesdames Johnston and Graham for the excellent work done. RACE MEETING. There will be a race meeting at the Commercial Club rooms Saturday evening, at 8 o'clock sharp. All interested are ear nestly invited to attend. Following is a tabulated state ment of the finances of the asso ciation: RECEIPTS. From old treasurer $16 32 Loan, Hope State Bank.... 150 00 Gate receipts and entries.. 1693 80 Total receipts (1859 62 DISBURSEMENTS. AU orders paid $1859 62 RECAPITULATION. Fence and barns $150 00 Two lots 100 00 Balance due on loan, $28.96, and interest. We have line of XXBAGQOQ Thfe entertainment Tuesday evening under the direction of Mesdames Johnston and Gra ham, lor the benefit of the Con gregational church, was of a high order and a complete suc cess. The chorus, "Dance of the Fairies," by six young ladies, was exceptionally fine, as was also the chorus, 'The Maybells," and the young ladies certainly made a hit. Little Marion White in the reading, "The Minuet," showed excellent talent for one so young. The Japanese read ing, "The Looking Glass," by Miss Carrie Milligan, was hearti ly encored and both numbers showed excellent training. The "Japanese Love Song," by Miss Eunice Jacobson, assisted: by eight young ladies, was one of the best numbers on the pro gram. The tableau, "At the Stake" (beefsteak), by Miss Georgia Gray, was very pathet ic'' and caused no end of merri- ment. The two quartette num bers by Mrs. Johnston, Mrs J. H. McCOLLOM, Treasurer. A. J. KING, Secretary. GOLD MEDAL PHARMACY, HOPE, N. D. I *, J*v •, *1_ S The New: Cash Store BOYS' CLOTHING therefore you are invited to come to our store not to make a "plunge." There's no ''hit or miss" about buying the goods we offer. No uncertainty. Your selection, if made here, is purely* and simply a matter of taste— it's our business to see that you get the quality and serviceable ness you pay for. itld 7 just received a nice We have also a nice line of MEN'S, BOYS' and CHILD* REN'S HATS—all "Styles, Colors and Prices. Come and see them. We would like to have your trade. Yours for Business, Jefferson &. Usselinan, SO mra, The best and largest line of Heaters Ranges and ever shown in the city. Call and in spect them while line is full. ... J. H. KQ COLLOM. OUR*BACON is Cheap at 13 cts and MK the best quality. PORK SAUSAQE, in caseing .or bulk at 10 cts. is a Bargain. LARD at 12^ cts. .cannot be bought at any place as cheap, considering the excellent quality, BOLOGNA good enough for any one at 10 cts. Come in and try it. We want all the business we can get. 2S Cents a Pound. lb. lOtS Salt Pork at 1b. 1b. Baker ©cop CHAS. EBELING, MacltinistiBoiler Maker Now is the time to let me figure on your work. Don't wait, but come in and let us talk the matter over. —T^===r-=—r.-^r Engine and Separator Repairing a Specialty. Ten flfcarhet, Steam and Hot Water Heat ing Plants. & .4, V." I "•"V: ./• -."'A Vw vvw v-r.