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We have stiU on
hand a large stock
WEAR, and in or
der to Clear it oft
we will place it on
our counters
At Cost.
WHITE all Wool
10% Blankets for
$3.50 and $3.75.
•& hr
Always a pleasure
to show goods.)
o^rc .tjg
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The democrats and independents
seem to hitch
William Tecumseh Sherman was
born in Ohio in 1818, educated for the
army at West Point, and received a
commission as first lieutenant in 1841.
During the war witlt Mexico he was
promoted to the rank of captain. In
1860, at the commencement of the war
he offered his services to the federal
government, and was appointed colon
el of infantry. Raised to the rank of
brigadier-general, ha succeeded Gen.
Anderson in the Department of Ohio,
from which he was removed for declar
ing that it would take 200.000 men to
hold Kentucky. He distinguished him
self at the battle of Shiloli, and as ma
jor-general in'the seige of Vicksburg.
Raised to an independent command,We
marched across the state of Mississippi
and took command of the army of
Georgia, forced Gen. Hood to evacuate
Atlanta, and captured Savannah and
Charlestown. from which point lu
moved North, and, by cutting oil: I lie
resources of Gen. Lee compelled the
evacuation of Richmond and the sur
rend^of Gen. Lee to Gen. Grant on
April il,'1865. The surrender of Gen.
J(Mi_n'- oae tj' 'Gen. Sherman.in. l^AUi
Gen. Kirby Smith, west ov Mississippi
closed the war. No Northern
has acquired greater popularity than
Sherman. Sherman was
lieutennnt-^enerafiii and 1:--'
became comnn.-ndci-in-ehief. li 1-.
had bat sjtnple justii-'.- done to l!
ing ori i-jiiiilit of design. he f.
of rehotirn*. I he brilliant slrateu
ni.it iring energy that made Gen ijcw'nl
pronounce him "the best field
the war had produced."' {.Jen. '-'i
man retired l'rom command of th
Feb. H. 1884. and since that tim- !,:
resided in New York city.
It is claimed by several of o»r
changes that the telegrams son", from
this city to Hon. Ole Axvig, urging
him to support resubmission, were
bogus. Now this is not the case.
Our people want resubmission an-l
took care to let their representatives
know it on that question. .'Some
of the prohibitionists also seem to
think that from the fact that Mr.
Axvig changed his vote from prohi
bition to resubmission shows insta
bility of purpose. Nothing can lie
further from the truth. Mr. Axvig
is a prohibitionist—both in practice
and principle—and left to follow
bis own inclinations would certainly
have stayed with the prohibition
element. But in the platform upon
which he was elected, was inserter]
a plank that declared for the resub
mission of the prohibition question
and Mr. Axvig was but obeying the
behests of that platform, fulfilling
his pledges to the people and carry
ing out the wishes of a large major
ity of his constituents when he
voted for resubmission.
Grover Cleveland announces him
self as unalterably opposed to the
free coinage of silver. His hostility
to this measure places him in oppo
sition to the majority of the demo
cratic party in congress and
seemingly in direct opposition to a
Vast majority of the people west of
the Alleghany mountains. Apart
from the causes which may have led
him to thus express himself we can
not but express our admiration for
the man, who, with the presidential
nomination within his grasp, would
abandon all for prinoiple, when, if
he considered bis personal interests,
•lone, he .would refrain from otter*
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well together.
Well, why not. The principles of
the two parties are almost identi
Generl Sherman is dead. The
nation mourns the loss of a favorite
son—one in whom she placed every
confidence, when rebellion threat
ened the disruption of the Union.
As great a soldier as the nation has
produced, ho will he fittingly claim
ed in history with Wellington and
Napoleon and among-such patriots
as Washington and Lincoln, lie
had the elements of greatness as a
general and the ability of a states
man. In every grade of life the
veteran soldier was loved for bis
unselfishness, services to his country
and personal attributes, and the
news of his death has caused pro
found sorrow everywhere.
ing a word or making a declaration
upon such a question. He evidently
considered it a duty lie owed to his
party and the people to make his
position on the great question known
and he performed that duty without
flinching, and without regard to
personal consequences. Whether
Mr. Cleveland be right or wrong on
this question time will determine,
and, in the meantime, he deserves
due credit for the admirable courage
he displayed in expressing views so
much at variance with the views of
the south and west—from which
sections of country he must expect
his greatest support—and which
must tend to alienate many follow
ers who would otherwise follow his
No doubt the impulsive move
ment favoring the free coinage of
silver has received a severe check
by the dying utterances of Secretary
Windom, and later by the stand
taken by Ex-President Cleveland.
The opinions of both these gentle
men are of great weight, still we do
not think they are. infallible. No
doubt, both were actuated by the
purest motives of patriotism, and
unselfishly placed personal interests
in the rear when they predicted finan
cial disaster should the present free
coinage sentiment prevail, but they
made a grave error in arraying their
judgment against that of the great
mass of the people. The west und
south have declared for free coinage
of silver, and they cannot be readily
convinced that they are mistaken in
the measure, and will not accept the
judgment'of any one man, no matter
how much they may rcspect him,
how fearless his attitude, orpure his
motives .and unless a great change
ill tlit- sentiments of the peo-
levelari'l's chances for the presi
,'i s.ial i.-ottiination will be reduced
"..' If* from MHlth
i., Feb. 1(1.—The leg-

1 Ivy If, independent,
•.' U. S. senator by a vote of 75
n."! for .Sterling, republican,
li. -''yle, who was today elected
L'niu-ii States senator for six years
I TO LI.-I.-EEU J. C. Moody, is a mem
ber of the present state senate,
elected from Brown county and a
congregational minister. He was
formerly republican in politics, and
is about 35 years old. lie will act
Johnson Hard Up*
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb.- 16.—The
Evening Journal's Washington cor
respondent telegraphs thus: Con
gressman-elect M. N. Johnson, of
North Dakota, wrote ex-Auditor
McGuire two months ago asking him
to hypothecate his congressman's
pay for March 1891, when his pub
lic career will begin. Failing in this
lie came on himself and has been
trying to hypothecate his pay for a
year in advance. This matter be
came known today and reflects dis
credit upon the new state. The ser
jeant-at-arms cannot advance the
pay of a congressman and no such
illegal conduct should be solicited
by any legislator.
Resubmission Died by a Vole of 18 to
12 and Capital Removal 23 Co 5.
BISMARCK, Feb. 17.—Auother sen
sation was caused today by the
action of the senate on resubmission
and capital removal. As indicatd
in last night's dispatches a new
combination- had been formed
and the Missouri slope men joined
forces with the prohibitionists to
save the capital for Bismarck and
defeat resubmission. A large force
gathered in the senate obamber.to
watoh the proceedings. The first
boat came on motion to refer yes
terday's journal to a committee,
eorreotion. The veto showed
resubmissionists voting with
prohibitionists. OQ
ft,. V\t
was plain sailing for the new com
bination, under order of unfimshed
business in keeping up the unap
proved journal of Saturday and
moved to expunge all record of the
proceedings by which the resubmis
sion bill was passed. This was car
ried by a vote of 18 to 12, Little,
Lowrey, McGillveray and Worst
voting with the prohibitionists, and
Ivtihn being absent and excused.
Li tie then moved to expunge the
record of the capital removal resolu
tion and the motion carried by a
vote of 24 to 4, LaMoure and Mc
Cormack being excused from voting.
Then the journal was approved as
corrected by 18 to 11. After recess
the senate in committee of the whole
recommended indefinite postpone
ment of both measures. The report
was adopted and then singly they
were killed. Then in each case a
motion to reconsider was made and
tabled. Resubmission died by a
vote of 18 to 12 and capital removal
by a vote of 24 to 5. Thus ended
the most surprising chapter in the
history of this session. If the new
combination holds together until
they approve the journal tomorrow
it is difficult to see how the resub
mission ists cam recover their lost
ground. They will evidently have
to wait two years before they can
again set the machinery in motion
for a repeal.
Special Correspondence to COCKIKE-DEMOCUAT.
BISMARCK,-N. D., Feb. 12, 1391.—
The scene in the house of represen
tatives on the resubmission question
will not soon be forgotten. The re
submissionists claim that the prohibi
tion elementof the house took undue
advantage of the absence of a few of
their friends from the house, and, that
having a majority, owing only to the
absence of.these few, they were entjea
jornig. to pass Xbe majority report .of
committee \\'fifcli' would 'Virt&^fly Wfri?
resubmission, and in order to avert
sucli action the resubmission men got
the call of the house and one of their
men, a Mr. Williams, slyly skipped out
and left the house tied up in a dead
lock for twenty-four hours, as accord
ing to the rules, nothing could be done
until the missing member returned.
The vote so tied up stood 24 to 30
against resubmission. As soon as the
prohibitionists found they were foiled,
the scenes and uproar that ensued and
kept going for the next twenty-four
hours are better imagined than des
cribed. Progressive euchre parties,
glee clubs, debating societies, button
holeing and whipping into line. Cap
pers were kept busy looking after their
ilock, and a peep over the balcony
twenty-four hours after their incarcer
ation was enough to convince the most
skeptical that a jollier or more good
natured lot of men were bard to be
found. The prohibitionists would sing
'We'll Hang Resubmission on a Sour
Apple Tree," and all would join
in the chorus most heartily, and the
resubmission men would commence
the next
stanza—we'll liang prohibition
on a sour apple tree—and all would
again join in the chorus. Impromptu
speeches, side-splitting jokes and good
natured debates helped to kill the mo
notony of the scene. Almost every
member's desk was converted into a
temporary lunch table and the signs of
the uuprohibitory effect of prohibition
were too visible where'er you turned
your eye. The janitor is said to have
taken up seven baskets of empties out
of the cbambar. and was kicking be
cause they were all so empty.
BISMARCK, N. D., Feb. 14.—The
great question of resubmission has
been settled today in the senate before
a full house and a large assembly of
visitors. Senator La Moure, in a neat,
effective and argumentative speech
moved the concurrance of the senate
to the house resolution for resubmis
sion of article 20 of the constitution.
Senator Ink ably and earnestly cham
pioned the cause of the prohibition
dement but was overcome by numbers
as the final vote stood, for resubmis
sion 16, against 15. A good deal of
excitement, enthusiasm and debate
were looked for but failed to 'material
ise, and the contestants met and
crossed Bwords in an armour anpar
ently buckled on aotne time
to the coming up of the qui
Tbe speclal oo«mifct«e omUAftr
stattt^tern awtitf
jirttdom *i"
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Ex-President Cleve'and Declares Mis
Nisw YORK, Feb. 11.—Between six
and seven hundred people attended the
mass meeting at Cooper union tonight
to oppose the silver bill,in responses to
the call of the reform club. E. Ellery
Anderson presided, and among the let
ters of regret that were read was this,
under date of Feb. 10,from exPresident
My Dear Sir: I have this afternoon
received your note inviting me to at
tend a meeting called for the purpose
of voicing the opposition of the busi
ness men of our city to -the free coin
age of silver in the United States.' 1
shall not be able to attend and address
the meeting as you request, but 1 am
glad that the business interests of New
York are at last to be heard on the
subject. It surely cannot be necessary
for me to make a formal expression of
my agreement, with those who believe
that the greatest perils would be initi
ated by the adoption of the scheme
embraced in the measure now pending
in congress for an unlimited coinage oi
silver at our mints. If we have devel
oped ad unexpected capacity for the
assimilation of a largely incereasd vol
ume of the currency, and even if we
have demonstrated the usefullness of
such an increase, these conditions fall
far short of insuring us against disas
ter, if in the present condition ween
ter upon the dangerous and reckless
experiment of free, unlimited and in
depent silver coinage.
Resolutions condemning unlimited
silver coinage were passed. Ex-Secre
tary of the Treasury Fairchild was the
chief speaker in opposition to the pend
ing silver bill.
Judge Tempieton Sentences
Illegal Liquor Sellers
GRAFTON, Feb. 12.—[Special.]—The
strong arm of the|la is abroad in Walsh
county today and there's a rustling
among the dry bones of the illegal
whisky traffic never before heard since
the era of prohibition began in North
Dakota. Saloon men are at last begin
ning to realize that a violation of the
prohibitory law means something more
than a trivial offense,pnd the penalties
imposed upon the lavf breakers today
by Judge Temph-ton will no doubt be
exemplary in their effect's on interring
future lawbreakers. \\.fte»the gran
iven a chance to
plead. August Norden who hails
ParkvHiver. plead guily
the charge
liquor iIi-« illy and he was
sentenced to
jail and a
iine of seven hundred and lii'ty i!ol! rs.
w:l'i an additional thirty days in- i'i
sonmi-nt if the line was not oaid. An
drew Thompson also of Park River was
sentenced to jail for ninety dajs and a
line of six hundred dollars was imposed
additional thirty days in jail if
iine was not paid. Theodore Ilenktr
ode, another Park ltiver vender
Vpss, got ninety days in jail and three
hundred dollar fine,ten additional days
if the fine was not paid. The district
attorney was instructed to foreclose
liens on property where liquor was sold
to satisfy the fines.
J. T. Flett Shot Down In Cold Blood at
The horrible news comes from Ar
thur a small station in Cass county, on
the Mayville branch of the Great Nor
thern that Jas. T. Flett, the agent of
the Northwestern elevator company
was murdered in the barn adjoining
the elevator on Wednesday night. His
body was found by the station agent,
who went in search of him at the ur
gent request ef Mrs. Flett,two or three
hours after he dissappeared. A bullet
hole in the back of his head told the
story, llis pockets were rifled and his
money, watch and revolver were taken.
Mr. Flett was supposed to have about
one thousand dollars on his person. lie
had no safe in which to keep the funds
intrusted to him for the purpose of
buying grain and was in the habit of
carrying it with him.. He leaves a wife
who is in delicate health, and har life
also despaired of as a result of the
The sheriff,prosecuting attorney and
coroner have beeh doing their best to
ferret ont the murderer, and apparent
ly well grounded suspicions, lay the
crime on one Joseph Remington, wh
worked for a farmer in the vicinity las
fall, and is known to be a hard charat
•tor. A few days ago he borrowed a
team of a farmer at Gasselton for whom
lie had worked, and went to his farn:
and hauled some wheat from the farm
granary to the elevator at Arthur,
sold it to Mr. Flett. On Welnet
he hired a livery team at Fargi
drove to Arthur where he wa
near the elevittor at five o'clock in
i&e afternwa. At 8 o'clock he left the
t«am at M^letoft and took the train
NO. 27.
south, and issi.pposed to have made
his escape from the state.
Mr. Flett lived at Larimore for a
number of years, working in the eleva
tor there. He was appointed agent at
Arthur about a year ago.
And the Vsuui Collision was tlicl ateof
the Exeurniim Train.
The special train which brought, the
Ma.vvillpand North wood excursionists
here last night, collided with the east
hound freight at Lariniore,on its return
lripal'ter taking the excursionists home
Both engines wer partially demolished,
and one of the passenger (toadies totady
wrecked. Very fortunately no one wa-s
seriously injured. Just how the acci
dent occured is not et known but will
be inv stigated. The freight in charge
of Conductor lilse and Engineer har
tley Drillon was awating orders before
proceeding to Grand Folks. The spe
-.ial, was in charge of Conituetor Slow
man and Engineer Charlie Oaks. Con
trary to custom the special was running
at lively s.-eed as it came up to tl.e
station and had just passed the safety
fr: the Maj ville line to the main lii
when the collision occured. The front
of both engines were demolished, the
tender of the freight, engine being
turned over, the first of the passenger
piled up in a heap on top of the ten
der. No. 32 ut.icli li.-Miled the special
has been in the si.oj here for some
time past i- repaiis hicli had jusi,
been completed aid ibis trip with tl.e
special was tin l.i.-i rip since couiii
out of tin si--p 11 oi In di-n olislit
engine luul
tor. the Km mi
gained It- e
tenth bail'-'
Palmer I'i.
Hunter 8
.u dety in place of
No.82 whiii v,. tn the shop.
,i in "lio
A Cloudburst That Carried way tle
Only S'tjuyvar reading Up to It
Mesa 4nca'&tada
with perpendicular wail rising 40'.,:
feet, high fi-on. the plain. is n.
weird tradition of this'lofty eliif- re
lated by James '. fc-.tcale. v.-:
that on ibis ir.cv a was
homo of the poculo of
day in harvest u»»c Ibc
tion of the town—men.
children—will the e::c-i:
ailing women. in tin*
low, working together, ace
their custom 011 such oceasio:-.-.
ninety days in jail, with a fine of five
hundred doiiars—ten days more in jail
if fine was not paid. Ole Walden,
Having a Ilolby.
A man who has a hobby is apt to
have more or less enthusiasm, which
makes labor more endurable and
recreation more enjoyable. On tbis
point the Scientific American has a
suggestion which is well worth heed
Many young men ride a mechanical
hobby, and are often building experi
mental machines, and making
"young" steam-engines. To such
men, electricity offers a most enticing
field. There is no end to the direc
tions in which thought may be profit
ably turned in connection with elec
tricity. Well developed as it is, elec
tricity is as yet an almost unknown
thing, wbieh will require lifetimes of
study for its full understanding. Elec
tricity is the future power of the
world, as it has always been its life,
although unknown and uncompre
hended for ages.
That a young maa should waste
hours and days ef his life in doing
worse than nothing, when he has such
a field before him, is scarcely to bo
believed. Let rounjr men awake to
the idea that the advancement of the
world depends upon them personally
that the years to eonw may be better
or worse as they choose to study or to
be idle. Then they will quit- beer
drinking. diefrskatta? and card
shuffling, to avail themselves «f the
privileges before them.
A man majr be about what he makes
himself, nowadays. If he chooses*)
become a sot the way lsopen if ho
.-hooses to beoomea power In the
land, he can de so by gwlng to work In
the right dlreoUon wig.^g||p|p|4» it.
A cloudburst, as the sud rain
Hoods of the country are ca!lei, oc
curred up the valley, and a great,
wave swept down, undermining uie
sand upon which rested the na::-ow
staircase of notched rock by which
alone the top of the mesa could be
reached. When the people returned
thev found where the Btairs had been
the whole side of the mesa had fallen
in a heap in the valley below, leaving
the summit absolutely inaccessible.
The three women could bo seen above
wandering around the edges waving
their arms and shouting, but no help
could reach them. The skeletons oi
these women lie somewhere on the
summit where still are the walls of
the old city, but nobody has ascended
the Mesa Encantada since the day of
the disastrous Hood.

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