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United States Land Office. Fargo North
Dakota, August 1(5,18J8. Notice is hereby
given that Jacob J. 1'haneoo of Oakes Dick
ey Co. N. Dak,, has filed notice of his in
tention t,o make filial proof befoi'c 0. B.
Johnson, Clerk of the District Court, at his
office in Forman N. Dak., on Friday the
30th day of September, 181)8, on H. E. No.
19005, for the S. E. quarter of section No.
4, in Township No. 180 N. of Range No. 58
W. Ho names as witnesses: Alfred A.
Babcock, John F. Bae, jucmuel B. Taylor
of- Oakes, Dickey Co. X. Dak., Martin Pear
son of Strasibville, Sargent Co., N. D.
Chas. N. Valentine. Register.
Land Office at Fargo, N. D., August 8,
15'Ja. Notice is hereby given that the fol
lowing-named settler has tiled notice of his
intention to make final proof in support
of his claim, and that said proof will be
made before W. Connor, Clerk of the Dis
trict Court, Dickey County, State of North
Dakota, at Ellendale, N. D.. on Sept. 30,
1898, viz: Ernest Arndt, Homestead Entry
No. 1934(5 for the S.
N. E. and Lots 1
and 2—4—131—61. He names the following
•witnesses to prove his continuous residence
upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz:
Robert Arndt, Louis P. Anderson, Michael
Liicke of Yorktown, N. D., and George
Connor of Clement, N. D.
Chas. N. Valentine, Register.
1st pub. Aug. 12.
Land Office at Fargo, North Dakota. Au
gust 9,1898. Notice is hereby given that
the following.named settler has filed notice
of his intention to make final five-year proof
support of his claim, and that said proof
will be made before O. B. Johnson, Clerk
of the District Court, at his office in For
man, Sargent County, N. D., on Saturday
the 17th day of September 1898, viz: Arthur
W. Short, for his Homestead Entry, No.
20021, for the S. E. of nee. 7, Township
130 N. of Range 58 \V. He name the follow
ing witneesss to prove his continuous resi
dence upon, and cultivation of, said land,
viz: F. A. Babcock and John Rae of Oakes,
P. 0, Dickey Co., N. D., and Charles Koch
and O. S. Stock of Straubville, Sargent Co.,
N. D. Chas. N, Valentine,
E. G. Baldwin, Resister.
1st pub. Aug 12,
Solid Vestibuled Train to Montreal.
Only Through Sleeper to Boston.
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General Passenger Agent,
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Line of Shirts, Overalls,
Gloves, Blankets, Com
forters, Hats, and everv
thing else needed in the
Harvest Field. And our
Shoe department is First
Class. You can find any
thing' you are in need of.
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Oh, They Can Do It.
Now the war is over we are waiting
to hear the pops tell us how Willie
Bryan would have '"licked" Spain in
a more satisfactory manner than
President McKinley did.— Edgelev
Good Advertising.
The Grand Forks Herald is giving
Tom Marshall of Oakes valuable at I
vertising for United States .senator.
If Tom appreciates the be no tit of ad
vertising he should remit to the
Herald its regular rates for services
up to date.—Lisbon Free Press.
That Was Not War.
When Spain claims that it was the
United States that made war she can
point to a whole lot of facts to prove
the assertion, and the same facts will
bear out another assertion that Spain
has not made war. Except by cable
from Madrid and Havana, Spain has
not been in the fight.—Havana Her
Like Bishop Ireland.
Before Santiago, Chaplain Brown
of Arizona was seen to seize the car
bine of a wounded trooper as the
fight began to grow fierce, and work
his way to the front of the fighting
line. Col. Roosevelt remonstrated:
"According to the articles of war,
chaplain, yoa are not allowed to han
dle firearms." "D the articles of
war," came the quick response.
"Here's where I'm needed now.'' And
there he stayed.—Edgeley Mail.
The People vs. Bosses.
Over four hundred delegaj •§, elec
ted by the people to reprei|'L
in the state republican ctw 'eJjtibnt
agreed to vote for the nomiuu .|^ of
the present state ticket, and now the
Opposition press is industriously
shouting "stop thief" by calling it a
railroad ticket etc. The difference
between that ticket and the one nom
inated by the fusion forces is that
the republican ticket was nominated
by over four hundred representatives
of the people, while the fusion ticket
was nominated by about a dozen po-.
liticai bosses who always fix up that
ticket for the fusion forces. The
people are getting disgusted with
that kind of sham reform and it is
hard work to get
main on the t!
nominee to re
What Counts Now.
The voters of North Dakota have
reached beyond the rudimentary
stage of political sagacity whi^h con
siders only the personal popularity or
genial good fellowship of the candi
dates whom they are expected to el
ect to positions of public trust. The
characteristics that are most sought
are those of intelligence and devotion
to principle—common sense and com
mon honesty. And in their judg
ment upon these qualities, the peo
ple will not be easilj misled by dis
gruntled kickers who wish to ruin a
party which they have beeu deserved
ly unable to control.—Tower City
flajor Edwards' Riddle.
Streeter wants to know what is the
matter with Iialiand? So far as the
Forum is advised—there is nothing
'.-r^ -t •-.^r
Advertising Does It.
The fact that Montgomery, Ward
& Co., and M. Roberts are adver
tising their bargains in the weekly
press is a matter which should open
the eyes of the average letailer.
This state has bought thousands and
thosands of dollars worth of goods of
these two concerns. The retailer has
stood by and seen the business saken
right out from under his nose. Oc
casionally he has kicked to the trav
eling man and claimed that the job
ber was not making him prices by
which he could compete. But the
main trouble lies in the fact that the
retail merchant fails to let the people
know what he can do for them in the
way of prices. He fails to advertise
his bargains in a way that will at
tract the trade. T. M. Roberts takes
advantage of this failing, uses print
ers' ink liberally, and the result is
easy to see. If the North Dakota re
tailer holds his own from this on he
must do more advertising.—Plain
The Taxing Question.
There is no law on the statute
books of North Dakota fixing the
assessed valuation of railroads at
56,000 per mile. The legislature of
1887 passed a joint resolution declar
ing that it was the sense of that body
that the railroads should be assessed
at $5,000 per mile. This was in no
sense a law, but it was an instruction,
and whether the equalizing board
acted for the best interests of the
state in adopting a less sum is an
open question. Whatever they did
was in the belief that it would con
tribute to the settlement of the un
paid railroad taxes, and it is true
they have been paid as it was then
understood they would be. There is
no truth in the statement that the
railroad lobyists offered to accept
$5,000. The attorneys of the road
insisted upon the old assessment, but
the board raised it considerably, but
not to the point demanded by the
people, but there is no reason to sup
pose they acted corruptly. An ex
amination of the records of assess
ments and a comparison of assessed
values with actual values will show
the property of the state is assessed
about one third its actual value. Tax
reform should extend all along the
line, and all property should pay a
just proportion.-— Lounsberry's Re
the matter with him. HalJand lives to militate against the
So does
.^tr.Ts ,.
The Major Confesses.
As it often happens—the re
publican state convention gave the
voters an exceptionally good plat
form—but not as it often happens—
also presented a list of good candi
dates. If the platform is lived up to,
the people cannot ask for anything
better, and while the dominating
power of the state convention, might
have wished it different, as a fact
the nominees are all honorable men.
Fred Fancher has been in the state
siuce territorial days and in every
place he has served, has done excep
tionally well. There can be no ob
jection even to*the railroad commis
sioners nominated—as to their
reputation for doing well—the re
vengeful spirit manifested by the
railroad gang, in turning down the
tried and true members—ought not
Wall ou is all
De Groat.
Jim Hill Simons is an old tim
iu Traill
gave De
old now
tre oi his eye—or maybe he
aid fed to farm hands as choice man in McHonry county
fresh beef. What has this to do with uew board will not have the
Hallaud Nothing. Halland is a ence of the old, may be true
young man in the full vigor of youth- would also be true of their oppon
ful manhood. We only mention him
in connection with Uncle John—be
cause he is a neighbor cf the colonel
—and of the bull.—Fargo Forum.
Groat a bull. The bull is I Barnes county
-years have dimmed the lus-: sheriff in territorial day.-'.,
to farm
and a popular
who was
and Mr.
dead Erickson stands high as
with the advatage in their favor that
Mr. Walton has been with the pres
ent board, and knows what has been
done, and how to continue the prose
cution of the rate cases which
the gang had hoped to break
down. There is nothing to com
mend the support of the Opposition
ticket, in anyway better than the
republican nominees.—Fargo Forum.
A Few Cowan Facts.
It was the lortune of the editor of
the Times to be present at the last two
meetings of thu state board of equal
ization prior to 1898. and without
criticising the action of other mem
bers of the board he feels it a duty
to speak iu praise at this time of the
action of Attorney General Cowan at
those meetings. From first to last
General Cowan favored a high assess
ment of railroad property. There
has never been a time when General
Cowan has taken any other stand.
At the time when the famous rail
road bill was passing through the
last legislature he watched its every
stago and the writer well remembers
how ably he combatted the arguments
of the railroad attorneys when the
measure was discussed in the senate
chamber. All through this fight
General Cowan has been with the
people—has been their champion.
He has conducted the case of the
railroad commissioners against the
railroads with signal success—the
case is not finished yet—but the
farmers of Cavalier county can ship
their grain two cents cheaper than
they could before—and Cowan is
still working for you, voters. Are
the voters of this county going to be
against a man who has been faithful
to his trust—and to their interest?—
Langdon Times.
Clear of Debt.
Neither the United jjStates nor Cu
ba will assume any part of the Cuban
debt. It does not represent rail
roads, turnpikes, or any other sort of
public improvements in Cuba, It
represents corruption, extortion and
oppression of which the Cuban peo
ple have been the victims. Not a
cent of that debt should or will be
paid by a resident of Cuba. Spain
will assume the whole of it. It is
hard to tell what she will do with it.
Probably she will repudiate it. This
however, is a consideration about
which the United States need have
no concern. Cuba, at the outset of
its career as an independent republic
or as a part of the American nation,
will not be saddled with tiiat load.—•
Lisbon Free Preso,
,ys. John
That the
but it
Fourth. The Australian ballot
has proven in this state of no advan
tage to the intelligent voter, and no
system can supph intelligence to the
ignorant voter.
Fifth. The restrictions and regu
lations about the polling places
brought in with the Australian bal
lot are mostly good, but could be ap
plied to any other sj stem of ballot
Sixth. The Australian ballot does
not fit in with our system of caucus
aud convention. We should either
repeal the form of the Australian
ballot, ot pass laws for nominations to
be made in a similar form as in the
English colonies, which i- somewhat
similar to the primary election laws
proposed by some papers
Free Mail Delivery.
Arrangements were completed to
day to give the country adjacent to
Mayville free rural delivery, commen
cing September 1st, or as soon there
after as possible. Two routes have
been selected, one for North May
ville and one for South Mayville, the
carrier to divide his time every other
day to each route. The north route
leads off to the junction, then east
then south into Mayville, a distance
of twenty-five miles and touching
fifty houses. The south route goes
directly south and around one section
Blanchard township, then north,
then east into Norway township and
home on the section line one mile
south of this city. The farmers re
ceiving this service will be required
to put boxes along the road, and sev
eral families in that neighborhood
may be served by the use of the same
box. This rotue will probably be
the first trial of free rural delivery in
the state, and our farmers have rea
son to congratulate themselves on
the convenience ol their mail facil
ities at this oflice.—Mayville Tribune,
The Salvation Army,
connection with the
Thanksgiving Festival of the
A Primary Election Law.
In discussing this proposed law
the Pembina Pioneer Express gives
the following facts which are worthy
of consideration:
First. No law can force voters to
attend to then duties as citizens at
any form of primary or general elec
Second. If voters would attend,
caucuses and vote intelligently and
independently they could express
their choice for candidates aud the
same would be effectual.
Third. A large number of states
in the east have "primary" election
laws, some of them for niaiy years,
and the evils of "bcss-isrii" sire just as
plentiful as in slates when* the cau
cus and convention system is prac
tion Army, the lofcal Corps is making
determined efforts to raise the sum
of $15.00 towards the support of their
social work among the poorest, as
well as well as the payment of vari
ous indebtedness. Friends aud sym
pathizers who are desirous of assist
ing need not n'ecessaily contribute in
cash, but may give their donation
any article of merchandise,
made goods, or products of field
garden, live stock, from a chicker
to a cow not being excluded,
sideling the acknowledged am_
of good they have done to the
munity and the country, there sb
be no difficult}' for these de
I workers to ra'usi: the above amot
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