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ED. A. SMITH.
OAKES, DICKEY CO. N. iu»v
People always notice tiie spots on
the raiment of pride.
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The bell of tlie fashionable .church
awakens many sluggards.-i
Men are not necessarflV big'gunsytie
cause they happen to l$e big-bore's.
Before marriage a inan swears to
love after marriage he loves to sweaj
Eternal life is the oi|ly thing: worth
striving for in which tbefe is noVcqiri-'
petition.
A wrong is not right because it is
gray-headed, nor clean because it has
been baptized.
A spinster says if it is-true that man
proposes and God disposes, some men
fail to do their share.
The truth is condemned more than
is the false. People will conlfcamn that
about which they know the least.
It doesn't always make a man happy
whe" a girl returns his love—especial
ly when it's returned because she has
no use for it.
Almost everything in .this world has
its good side, but we know of no good
side to the liquor traffic." Nobody apol
ogizes for it nobody says it is a bless
ing to the world, but the great system
brings riches to an army who live off
it, and it is intrenched in the selfish
ness of its supporters.
Only the love of truth can make a
dispute profitable. The man who en
ters into an argument solely to get
the hr.tter of his opponent is in no con
dition either to profit or to be profited.
He is neither a teacher nor a pupil, but
an artilleryman bombarding his neigh
bor's castle just to see him run up the
white, flag. No man is fit to enter into
a debate who would not rather get at
the truth than win a victory.
Some very good men are addicted to
profanity, but there isn't one of them
who is not ashamed of every oath h«
utters. The utterance is involuntary,
without preface, uncontemplated, spon
taneous, sudden, and in most cases the
result of extreme vexation. When it is
over the decent man chides himself
and declares he will never do it again
hut he adds, with a suppressed chuc
kle, "Nothing else under heaven would
have untied, that knot or buttoned that
button."
Goldwin Smith must not mourn over
the vanishment of the Monroe doctrine.
It is not dead, but merely sleepeth,
owing to emergencies temporarily be
yond our control. Its author would
not have been strenuous for its entire
preservation over the fact that half a
million men, women and children were
starved to death by a foreign foe in
Cuba and if a rectification to some ex
tent of that misfortune makes it nec
essary to go abroad, that is a neces
sity which the Monroe doctrine de
mands for its own protection. Still,
the sleep may he a long one-
Great Britain is not a military na
tion, yet her army cost, in 1897, £18,
270,000, and her navy £22,170,000, a to
tal for both arms of the. -service of
$202,200,000. The expenditure of France
in the same year for these two pur
poses was 1175,000,000, and of Germany
$157,000,000. Their armies are much
greater than that of Great Britain, but
their navies are smaller than hers.
Probably four-fifths of these enormous
aggregates might be saved, were it not
for the necessity to protect colonies, to
guard frontiers, and to be prepared for
the numberless dangers to which in
ternational ambitions, jealousies and
complications may give rise. It is a
great price to pay for being classed
among the "great powers."
Concerning the supposed friction be
tween Germany and the United States,
Mr. Andrew White, the American am
bassador to that country, says: "The
relations between the German and
American governments have been and
still are excellent. As a simple matter
of fact, no person acquainted with the
matter will deny that the German gov
ernment has treated ours with fairness,
or claim that it has been wanting in
courtesy to our government,or to its
representative in Berlin. There is no
exception to this statement. As to the
German people at large, I am satisfied
that the substantial, thinking part ot
them are now on the whole friendly
to America. I am receiving letters
every day which indicate this. Of
course there has been on the part of a
considerable number a natural sympa
thy with Spain as a weaker power
fighting a stronger one quite likely,
too, a considerable portion of landed
proprietors and of leading manufactur
ers have had prejudices against tho
United States, caused by what they
have considered interference with theij
orosperity."
THE NEWS RESUME?
DIGEST OP THE NEWS FROM ALL
PARTS CF THE WOULD.
A Comprehensive Review of the
Important Happenings of the
Post Week Culled From the Tel-
?Kr»Pl» Reports The Notable
Events at Home anil Abroad That
Have Attracted Attention.
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From Washington.
Commodore Philip has been desig
nated as commander of the second di
vision, to succeed Admiral,Schley.
An order has been issued ordering a
resumption of contract mail service be
tween Tampa. Fla., and Havana.
The secretary of war has set aside
the proceedings of a court martial con
vened by Brig. Gen. Greene on the
steamer China.
The president has accepted the resig
nation of Brig. Gen. Charles Howe, of
the volunteer army, aud he will return
to his home in New York.
Mr. Perry Ileath. first assistant post
master general, said that the postal
service would be extended to Porto
Rico as rapidly as possible.
In answer to inquiries, the commis
sioner of internal revenue has held
that there is a provision of law for the
redemption of documentary revenue
stamps.
President McKinley has appointed
C. D. Woodward as one of the com
missioners to represent this govern
ment. at the Paris exposition. The
title is that of assistant commissioner.
A naval board, composed of officers
of the highest rank, lias been desig
nated to consider and report on all
cases of officers deserving of reward
for services in the war who have not
already been recognized.
People Talked About.
Col. J. J. Van Horne, of the Eighth
infantry, died at his home at Fort
Russell, Wyo., of rheumatism of the
heart.
Capt. Clark, of the Oregon, has ar
rived at St. Joseph, Mich., and expects
the lake breezes will fully restore his
health.
The Republicans of the Fourteenth
Illinois district have renominated Jo
seph V. Graff of Pekin for congress,
without opposition.
Capt. Charles E. Clark, formerly
commander of the Oregon, when dis
charged from medical treatment, will
be granted three months' leave of ab
sence.
Prince Maximillian of Saxony, who
became a priest a few years ago, has
been appointed bishop of Kulm, in
West Prussia. The prince is twenty
eight years of age.
Prof. A. J. Marks, author of "Holy
Land" and "A Birdseye View of Pal
estine" and a lecturer of note, is dead
in Chicago. He was born in Dupuy
ster, N. Y., March 1G, 1S32.
Frau Dannenburg, a talented por
trait painter, has committed suicide in
Berlin because, it is said, she could not
get news of her son, who fought with
the American army in Cuba.
Judge Horace Taylor of Rockford,
111., died suddenly at the sanitarium at
Kenosha, Wis. He was the oldest
jurist in Illinois and was master in
chancery for the last thirty years.
William Ferris, a wealthy resident of
Mt. Vernon, died, aged ninety-five
years. He served on board an Ameri
can privateer in the war of 1812 and
subsequently was a member of the ex
pedition that cleared the gulf of Mex
ico of privateers.
Erns L. Tosca, who has been con
nected with the Havana consulate for
six years, and who was Gen. Lee's sec
retary for three years, has beed desig
nated to go to Havana with the Cuban
military commission as one of its sec
retaries.
William Ferriss, a wealthy resident
of Mount Vernon, N. Y., is dead, aged
ninety-five. He served on board an
American privateer in the War of 1812,
and subsequently was a member of the
expedition that cleared the Gulf of
Mexico of pirates.
Assistant Secretary Webster Davis,
of the interior department, has directed
that the representatives of: recognized
attorneys who have written authority
from their employes, be granted the
same privileges of examining the cer
tificates of examining surgeons as it
is provided by law for the attorneys in
person.
Forelg ii.
Famine exists in several of the prov
inces of Russia.
The Samoan islands may be divided
among the United States and other
powers.
Gen. Le Mouton de Boisdeffre, oliiof
of the general staff of the French
army, has tendered his resignation to
the government.
The trades unions congress at Bris
tol, Eng., decided to send two delegates
to the meeting of the American Feder
ation of Labor.
The congress of Ecuador has sus
pended its sessions until it can obtain
government protection. Consequently
the cabinet has resigned.
At Nancy, France, a court martial
has just sentenced a private soldier to
three months' imprisonment and 500
francs fine for shouting "Vive Zola."
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Sporttit{? Notes
,|9hn LR. gentry lowered the track
record-6f 2:111-4 to 2:0( at .-Goshen,
N. Y.
Fred Titus of New York defeated
Frank Starbuck of Philadelphia in a
ten-mile paced bicycle race at the
Coliseum, Baltimore. Tinit, '3S:3'3 2-5.
E. W. Dodge of -Lowell, Mass., rode
a mile on-the boulevard in 1:49 2-5,
thus-breaking', the world's record for
a mile paced road race, held by Fergu
son of Terre llaute at 1:55 3-5. Local
consuls of the L. A. AY. certify to the
record.
Criminal Record.
During a brawl at Bessemer, Mich.,
Elias Kissola inflicted fatal injuries
upon Isaac Antio.
A crazy woman attempted to lire.tlie
Catholic church at Peoria, 111. About
$1,000 damage was done.
Joseph Shires, uncle of the con
demned murderer, George II. Jacks,
ex-chief of police at Muskegon, Mich.,
is.under arrest at Chicago, charged
with the famous liagenow diamond
robbery.
The body of Mrs. Catherine Doerr,
wife of Peter Doerr, cashier of the La
fayette Bank, St. Louis, who was an
invalid and had been missing fqr more
than a. week, was found in a well on
Lempc avenue, not l'ar from where she
lived.
A gang of convict counterfeiters has
been discovered manufacturing spuri
ous coin at the Kansas state peniten
tiary. Tho work was performed in the
coal mine, the metal used being bab
bit. buckets and spoons, which were
melted and cast in plaster of parie
molds.
Casualties.
Fire at Nashville, Tenn., destroyed
property to the value of $8,500,000.
Hays Maekinson was fatally gored
by an enraged bull at Sibley, Iowa.
A vapor-batli apparatus exploded at
Chicago, inflicting burns upon H. T.
Higgins from which he died.
Frank A. Nichols, a filer in the stave
mill of the Buckley & Douglas Lumber
company, at Manistee, Mich., met in
stant death by the bursting of an em
ery wheel.
The Los Angeles (Cal.) Soap compa
ny's entire plant was destroyed by
fire. The blaze was preceded by an
explosion. The loss is placed at $10,
000 partly insured.
During a heavy gale of wind, fire
broke out in D. R. Butler's large saw
mill at Frankfort, Mich, spreading to
lie Frankfort Hardwood Manufactur
ing company^ broom handle factory,
near by, completely burning both to
the ground. The total loss is $30,000.
While patrolling the lake two miles
south of Frankfort, Mich., Capt. Mor
ency, of the life-saving station, came
upon an empty sailboat, bearing marks
of having capsized during the recent
storm. A pair of oars floated half a
mile distant, and the boat's lugger sail
w-as torn into shreds. Search for bod
ies was made, but it was fruitless.
A train on the Boston & Maine rail
road struck a buckboard at Whiting's
Crossing, near Ware, Mass., and kilied
five members of a pleasure party. The
killed are: George Whiting, aged fifty
Jesso Whiting, aged eighteen George
Whiting, Jr., aged thirteen Sadie
Whiting, aged ten a boy, not identi
fied. The following were seriously in
jured: Harold Rich, aged fourteen
John Scott, aged six Mildred Scott,
aged four.
Otherwise.
Gen. Wheeler has ordered an invest
igation into the conditions at Camp
Montauk.
Mrs. Rev. George Jeffries and child
died at Philadelphia from the effects
of eating toadstools.
The Merchants, Chase and Stafford
cotton mills at Fall River, Mass., shut
dowrn in order to curtail the output for
a time.
The will of Albert Munger, the Chi
cago elevator and real estate man, be
queaths over $200,000 to charitable in
stitutions.
The Republican Business Men's
League of Pennsylvania has adopted
measures against the re-election of
Senator Quay.
A Havana advice says the attitude
of the insurgents is "completely pa
cific." Gen. Blanco, who is indisposed,
is about to go into the interior.
George Englke and Peter Edmiston,
who left Riverside, Cal., over a year
ago to prospect on the Colorado desert,
have not since been heard from.
The steamer Progresso has arrived
at Seattle, Wash., from St. Michaels
with 300 passengers and an abundance
of gold dust, the property of a few per
sons.
Eugene Sandow, the strong man, lias
become the editor of a new English
journal called Physical Culture. Pad
erewski is going to contribute an arti
cle on piano playing and music.
The bankruptcy of E. D. Conkey of
New York is announced, with liabili
ties estimated at $350,000. He was for
merly a railroad contractor in New
York and failed in Baltimore during
the year 1877.
W. S. Witham of Atlanta, On., i«
president of twenty-three banks in the
Gopher State. Each bank is independ
ent of the others, and some of them
have paid as high as 40 per cent cash
dividend.
In order to divert his mind tempora
rily from colonial difficulties, Mr.
Chamberlain has written a play, the
plot of which is laid in the political
world, and which will be acted on pri
vate stages, before strictly limited au
diences.
NORTH DAKOTA
La Moure has a newly-dedicated
Methodist church.
Mrs. M. F. Gushing of Langdon is
visiting her parqnls at Omsk a.
Ellendale had a narrow' escape from
a big conflagration the other day.
Twenty-four threshing outfits have
been sold in Wells county this fall.
W. II. B. Einshuth is to erect a hand
some business block at Carrington.
Prof. Roberts is conductor of tho
teachers' institute in Barnes county.
The Mandan fair management have
mailed 1,200 copies of their premium
list.
Special game wardens of Barnes
county have issued 170 hunting per
mits.
Disappointing reports of the prairie
chicken crop come ill from all direc
tions.
Charles White of Bismarck got five
days and $10 for assault and battery
on a boy.
One hundred thousand pounds ot
wool were marketed at Jamestown
this fall.
Dr. Merchant of Ellendale has sold
his telephone system down there to Ii
F. Bodie.
County Superintendent May F.
Keinie of Eddy county, is a candidate
for re-election.
The short crop in that vicinity
forced John A. Benoit, a Rolla mer
chant, to the wall.
Drug stores report enormous sales of
those little early risers to sportsmen
during the past week.
New Rockford's brass band has re
ceived its tlniforms, and is now pre
pared for any emergency.
The Neclie City Waterworks plant
will soon be operated by a gasoline
engine. Aermotor too fitful.
Mrs. Ilansbrougli, wife of our sen
ator, has been in poor health during
the summer, but improving.
The crop of lightning rod suckers is
beginning to be harvested—and, r!'rom
all reports, it is a good one this year.
Our North Dakota battalions at Ma
nila are likely to serve through the
two years' period of their enlistment.
A mad dog struck Langdon the other
day and got several snap shots at
horses, but, at sight of a policeman,
flew the town.
The wind, the other day, shoved an
elevator at Edgeley over onto the rail
road track, and the N. P. trains have
to take the prairie for it.
Anton Matts' barn, near Hastings,
Barnes county, was struck by light
ning last week, and burned. Loss,
about $(.!00 insurance, $300.
A now siding has been Constructed
at Dairy, Traill county, 55.11 miles
west of Hague, and 2.85 miles east of
Alton Junction, by the Great Northern.
A Fargo girl tried to kill herself off
under circumstances that seemed to
reasonably warrant the effort, but the
authorities interfered, just the same.
Capt. D. W. Wellman, stepfather of
Banker Lyon of Mandan, died in Cali
fornia last
Aveek.
He was well known
in Mandan, whore he lived for a num
ber of years.
Contractor Klarquist of Haukinson
was badly injured last week, by being
under a heavy iron door which fell to
the floor. The door was for t:ia vault
of the new bank building there.
Lightning struck the residence of
Trustee Montague, at Dickinson, a
couple of weeks ago. The upper part
of the Louse was badly damaged hut
no one was injured. Loss, about $450.
The interior of the Catholic church
of Bismarck is nearing completion. A
beautiful stained glass window has
been put in, the gift of Marquise de
Mores, as a memorial of the marquis.
A party of seven non-resident hunt
ers were nailed by the game warden
near Hankinson last week, and asked
to donate $25 apiece, as per the la.w.
The News doesn't say whether it was
put up or not.
Adjt. Gen. E. S. Miller, of the state
militia, is preparing new records of the
state militia and volunteers, from du
plicates received from Washington, all
'of the original records having been
destroyed by fire.
All Bismarck fire losses have been
satisfactorily adjusted except those of
one company, whose adjuster has not
shown up as yet. The total adjust
ments so far aggregate $140,000, with
about $10,COO yet to follt«.v.
The total land sales of the Northern
Facific this year will, it is said, run
twice as large as ever before. As a re
sult, the company has been able to
pay off large amounts of its first mort
gage bonds without having to resort
to any special sales in bui kto syndi
cates.
Romanson's drug store was raided
at Willow City and served with an in
junction issued by Judge Morgan, and
based on an affidavit signed by Secre
tary Lindelie. Sixty-six pints o!.' Old
Crow were found in the drug ft ore,
which was promptly closed by Mar
shal Crites, who served the oapers.
M. Eppinger, the clothier, of Bis
marck, lias purchased from l)r. F. D.
Ivendrick a lot on Main street adjoin
ing one he already owns, for $2,(0i,
and will erect a two-story brick build
ing. Contracts have been let for sev
eral other buildings, and the indica
tions are now that inside of a year or
so, the burned district will be rebuilt
almost solidly of
Hoboes held up a bootlegger at Hope
and robbed Mm—but the kind-hearted
fellow will not prosecute them, it is
said.
L. K. Hassell of Grand Forks is one
of the v. p. of the Northwestern Scan
dinavian Singers' association, elected
at the Dulutli session.
Democrats of the Seventh district
have nominated Tracy Bangs for sen
ator, and M. S. Blair and James Mc
Manney for the house.
The office of state game warden, for
which there have been several appli
cants, will remain in the custody of
the present incumbent, George E. Bow
ers of Fargo, until the 1st of next'
April.
Delaney Bros, of Jamestown have
sold 2,000 head of North Dakota cattle
to J. K. Oslei? of Macedonia, Iowa.
They get about $S0,000 in cash. The
Delaneys have about the same number
left, which they will winter in Logan
county.
Fred Fouts, the hobo who shot and
killed another hobo at Mayville, was
discharged, the local magistrate decid
ing it a case of justifiable homicide.
Whether the decision was based on
that particular case or on general
principles, is not learned.
The constitution and by-laws adopt
ed at the Wahpeton meeting of the
Press association, and the minutes of
that meeting, both in pamphlet form,
have just been issued and mailed to
the fraternity by direction of Secretary
Thorson.
An attempt was made by firebugs to
burn the Ellendale mill last Saturday
night. The fire was discovered and ex
tingnished, however, but not before
considerable damage was done. Sev
.eral arrests have been made. The old
mill was destroyed by incendiaries,
and it will go hard with the guilty par
ties if caught. Joe Mock is credited by
the local papers as doing heroic work
in putting out the flames.
The state penitentiary has half a
million brick on hand for sale, and will
add an equal number before the end
of the year. The convicts are prohib
ited by law from engaging in manu
facturing operations, but as brickmak
ing does hot interfere with outside la
bor in this state, there is no objection
to the work. The biick will be sold to
rebuild many of the buildings recently
burned, and a considerable income
will accrue to the penitentiary.
There is much interest through the
state in the probable action of the next
legislature upon the prohibition law.
From indications at present it looks as
though an effort would be made by
the Prohibitionists to pass the tem
perance commission bill, which was
passed at the last legislature and ve
toed by the governor. From rumors
that have been let drop, it is Relieved
the anti-Prohibitionists will also make
an attempt to repeal the penalty clause
of tho prohibition law, thus nullifying
the act. Candidates for state office are
being questioned by* the various ele
menst having an interest in the matter
of prohibition pro and con, as to how
they stand on the matter. The Ger
mans in the western part of the state
are opposed to prohibition, and, if
there were an opportunity to register
their votes for an avowed anti-Prohi
bition candidate, they would probably
do so. But both of the platforms upon
wiik-h the candidates for state office
on the Republican and the Fusion tick
ets stand, declare for the enforcement
of 4ho prohibition law, and the Repub
lican platform declares against any
backward step, which is against the
repeal of the penalty clause. The mat
ter will create much interest next win
ter.
ONE MAN'S SUCCESS.
Hugh Becket of Dickinson Did Well
in Alaska.
Dickinson ,N. D.—Hugh F. Becket,
who went from this place early in '97
has just returned from Alaska. Mr.
Becket was one of the first men to
stake a claim on Sulphur river. His
clean-up on his original claim this
spring was $10,000, and he has bonded
the claim for $75,000. His share of a
clean-up on a claim which he bought
for $1,000 was $7,000, worked on shares
the past winter. Smith Dobson and
Welton McDonald, who wrent with Mr.
Becket from this place, have also done
well. The former gentleman is on his
way home, while Mr. McDonald re
mains to look after the properties. Mr.
Becket says that the boys who went in
this year were too late, although some
of them may find some fairly good dig
ging.
Grantl Forks Bnslness Men.
Grand Forks, N. D.—The business
men of the city effected an organiza
tion to-night for co-operation and mu
tual protection, under the name of the
Grand Forks Merchants' association.
A resolution was adopted declaring in
favor of the removal of all restrictions
on commerce between Canada and the
United States, nnd advising the com
missioners in session at Quebec. The
following officers were elected: Pres
ident, R. B. Griffith vice president, F.
W. Iddings secretary, E. C. Garvin
treasurer, N. G. Benner.
MYSTERIOUS FIRES.
Burn Stock and Two Barns in Xorth
Dakota.
Valley City, N. D.—Last night at 11
o'clock the barn of County Treasurer
J. R. Whitcher, seven miles north of
here, burned, with sixteen head of
horses, four cows, harness and grain.
Loss, $5,000 insurance, $1,100. Hair
an hour later the bax-n of Leonard
Trommel, half a mile south of Whitch
er's, burned, with seventeen head of
horses, harness, etc. Loss, $5,000 no
insurance. The cause is unknown, but
officials are working on clews.
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