0. S Representative F. Spaulding.
Senators,H.C. Ban«brough, W
Governor, B. F. Fanchter.
'Lieut. Governor," J. M. Devlne.
Secretary of State, Fred Failey.
Slate Treasurer, W. Prwcoll.
State Auditor, A. N. Cerlblnm.
Attorney General. John Gnwan.
Judges Supreme Court, N. C. Young, Al
fred Walltn, J.
Railroad CommlseionurB, Jobn Simons,
Henry Erlckson, L. L. Walton,
superintendent ot Public Instruction.
Commissioner of Insurance, W. Harri
Commissioner ot Agriculture and Labor,
H. U. Thomas.
First District, Judmjn LoMoure, Pembina.
Second District, James Fuller, St.Thomas
I'iret District, W. J. Watt, Hyde Park,
J. U. Wallace Drayton.
Second District, E. H. Restemayer, Cava
lier, Sohn Thordatson, Hcneel.
.l-idgeof the District Court, Seventh Ju
dicial District. O. K. -auter Grafton.
Clerk of District Court. A. L. Airth.
States Attorney. W. J. Burke.
Sheriff. F. JI Farrow.
Auditor, Donald Thomson.
Treasurer, lloberi Mi-Bride.
Register of Deeds. J. M. Chisholm.
County Judge. V. Qnncknnbnsh
Surveyor S. 0. Mc. ui/i.
loroner. Dr. .i. F. Erskine.
First District, F. C. My rick, I'ttmbina.
sccoud District. S. .1. Sigfusson, Mountain
Third District. Hun. Taylor. Bathgate.
Fourth District, J. P. 'icks, N»che.
Fifth District. H. P.Uttein, St. Thomas.
C. Murphy Neche.
J. K. Joy. Glsss on.
IS. 11. i«rgm,n. Gurdar.
E. L. Buck, Crjsfcil.
Thos. McFaddon. Neche.
C. E. Flora. Walhal'a.
Marshall Jackeon Neche.
A. U. Foiling. Crystal.
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The Pioneer Express.
COUNTY SEAT LEGISLATION
Mr. Restameyer of Cavalier has intro
duced a bill amending the law for the
removal of county seats. As reported
by different authorities it has the follow
1. That three-fifths shall be sufficient
to petition to remove a county seat the
first time aqd two-thirds for any time
2. That persons signing a petition
need not acknowledge their signatures
before a notary but that the oath of the
circulator shall be sufficient.
The first article would give the first
town that tried for removal the sinch on
any other town trying it after. If three
filths is enough to remove it the first
time, why not sufficient for the second
time? It is quite possible that the sec
ond time of removal would be equally
important as the first time.
The second article is to overcome the
trouble that the Cavalier circulators en
countered the last time. It is well known
that pebple will sign most anything in
the way of a petition when pressed to do
so by interested parties but under the
law as it now stands, in signing county
seat removal petitions they have to also
swear that they are duly qualified voters
and understahd what they are signing.
And it is also well known and has been
shown in court, that there are hundreds
of men who vote, and sometimes hold
office, who are not qualified. The court
records in this county show on their face
that some hundreds of persons, who
doubtless think they are voters, and yet
through negligence or worse in official
circles, are not citizeris. It seems to us
if a man is willing to sign a petition, he
ought also to be willing to say that he
has the right as a qualified voter to put
his name on the petition. As such voter
he has the right.to express his wishes on
such petition, otherwise his signature is
fraudulent If he swears to fraud he
commits peijury., If he don't sjvear,
there is no means of punishing him. And
that is why the law was so amended
at last legislature, and the Cavalier peo
ple found that the doubtful voters would
not sign, whereas with a previous pe
tition they had no such trouble. It
needs no argument to convince any rea
sonable person that any person not a
bona fidevoter. has no business on such
a petition,, and it is not unreasonable to
require each person signing to take the
responsibility of saytag that they have
the right to dgn.
Outside of the specific o^ecttoos tp
Mr. Restameyer's bill, he will experience.: place given to a republican. But he
considerable opposition from members' stayed long enough in the senate to de
from other counties. The general feel- liver one of the most indect-nt and abus
ing is against any law that permits the ive speeches that has been printed since
easy removal of county seats. Very few Gen. Eagan testified.
counties have their county towns in thej Clark and Daly are both millionaires,
nter, such locations are exceptional.! Consequently it would be simply re
The majorit of the members don't want
any changes in their county. To over
come the iatter objection Traill county
tried for several sessions to frame a law
that would be a "general" and not a
"special" law and still only apply to con
ditions in Traill county. But with legis
latures that seemed quite willing to give
Traill county a chance to change pro
vided the law did not affect the other
counties, no law of several passed would
stand the test of the courts, and we
doubt if Mr. Restameyer will be able to
do any better. He will find it
to make a "general" statute that will fit
Pumbina county only, and just as soon
as his bill interferes with the statu quo
in other counties he will find strong op
position from the counti affected.
We don't believe in creating the pro
posed office of temperance commissioner.
In any county where the people want
prohibition, they will elect a states at
torney and snerifl who will enforce pro
hibition and prohibition will prohibit.
In any county that don't want prohi
bition all tiie temperance commissioners
ana deputies possible can't enforce the
law. The enforcement of the law lies
primarily with the people. The attorney
and the sheriff will follow public senti
ment on this question. The death knell
of blind pigs was sounded in this county
when the first jury, neariy half of whom
were moderate drinkers, gave the ver
dict "guilty" in such a case on ordinary
common sense evidence.
We heard a jury, four or five years ago
in an aajoining county, give a verdict of
"not guilty" after hearing five or six re
putable witnesses swear that they had
bought intoxicating liquor of the accus
ed, that they knew it to be intoxicating,
that they drank it as a beverage while
the only evidence to the contrary was
given by the defendant who said he sold
it as medicine. The states attorney had
done bis duty as well as a state commis
sioner could have done it, the sheriff had
been as faithful as the temperance com
missioner's deputy could be, and yet the
people by tneir verdict refused to en
force the prohibition law—and this was
the third trial of the same man for tne
offence. We might add, public opinion
has changed somewhat in the county re
ferred to, and jurors now convict blind
piggers—but they still have drug stores—
Out in a western "cow" county, the
states attorney did his duty, the sheriff
did his 'duty, a large amount of bottled
liquor was seized and placed on the
court room table at the trial. The tem
perance commissioner could have done
no more if we had had such an official.
The jury's verdict was "not guilty"—and
they explained the same by the state
ment that "they didn't know what was
in the bottles."
We don't need a temperance commis
sioner in Pembina county, and a tem
perance commissioner would simply
stand in the relation of a flea to a healthy
pig when he got fifty miles west of
Jamestown. He might irritate and cause
a uttle scratching, but the pig would still
—be a pig—and usually hardly troubling
himself to close one eye except per
chance to wink over his left shoulder—
at the majesty of the law and its state
ROW IN MONTANA.
The Montana senatorial election easily
outranks all the others of the present
year, on account of its interesting fea
tures. There is a variety of incidents
that breaks the dull monotony of the
deadlock. The fight has brought into
prominence at least one character, and
that is one Senator Whiteside. He is an
adherent of Marcus Daly, who is not
openly seeking the toga for himself, but
is trying to prevent the election of his
enemy, Clark: Whiteside, according to
his own story, set a trap for Clark, by
offering to deliver his own and several
other votes for a sufficient valuable con
sideration. The bargain was struck and
|80,00j -was given to Whiteside. This
sum he offered in evidence.
The story had a damaging effect on
Clark's campaign for the first day or
two, after it was made public. Then the
Montana mind saw something improb
able about the narrative and members
began to flock to relief of the malign^
Clark. Such is the Clark side if it
Clark's vote rose rapidly from half a
dozen to forty, within eight of enough
to elect, and he has since been elected.
The Daly people charge that the Clark
votes were all bought
Whiteside has been unseated 'and
VOL. XX. PEMBINA, IN". D., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1899. NIJ.M
markable if there should be an honest
election by that democrat legislature.
The whole affair is a striking illustration
of the way senators ought not to be
One of the chief measures to come up
is the amendment to tie revised codes
"relating to the establishment, constiuc
tion and maintenance ol dr.iins." It was
introduced by Representative Ciiacy
of Cass county and received its third
reading in the house Saturday. The
bill is of general interest to t.te state, as
it iuvolves the legality of many thous
ands of dollars worth of warrants now in
tlv hands of farmers and contractors
The hitch in the old bill was in regard to
the manner of posting tli notices. Rep
resentative Wolbert ol Cass, in speaking
to me of the drainage bill y« sterd.iy said:
"Under the old law the drainage board
appointed for Cass county posted the no
ces wrong, and neglected to keep min
utes of tueir meetings as required by
law. Legal advice was employed to
fight the bill. When taken into court
Judge Pollock issued an injunction based
on the irregularities of the drainage
board. This left between $15,010 and
$t0,0 0 worth of warrants in Cass county
unpaid. They had been issued to farm
ers 'who sublet them to contractors.
Pait were sold and used as collateral.
As soon as the warrants were declared
invalid it was impossible to complete
any drainage begun. Bridges were nec
essary. They were not put in, and in
many cases farmers were obliged to drive
miles out of their way in order to get
around uncompleted drains on their own
lands. In order to complete the work
begun, an amendment of the bill was
necessary. By the provisions of the new
bill the old warrants can in no case ex
ceed the value of the old ones already
issued, but may be less." Grant Hager,
of Pembina county, told me there were
some $15,i 00 worth of unpaid warrants
outstanding in that county, and Grand
Forks and Walsh counties are similarly
affected. The bill is expected to pass
the senate in its present form.—Plain
Several bills are in committee on prim
ary voting. It is hardly worth while at
this stage to discuss the particular points
of the proposed bills even if they were
known, but as we remarked several
months ago, it is an incongruity to base
a strict election law like that on our
statutes, on caueus and convention votes!
and nominations which have no legal I
status, and which are defined and rec
ognized mostly by inference.
Caucuses and conventions should be
made legal bodies. Tliey should be
clearly defined and their rights and the
rights of the participants made perfectly
plain. Punishments should be provided
for persons who illegally participate in
or who disturb such meetings, and pro
vision should be made for preserving
and filing the minutes and votes. But
on the other hand our legislators should
remember, that by far the largest and
best classes of our citizens are very oiten
indifferent to their duties as voters, and
fail to exercise their privileges at the
primaries even under the present loose
and careless methods. And too much
red tape or legal restriction won't brin^
them out any better. As a matter ol
fact, unless there happens to be a local
fight on hand, every person who has
taken an interest in politics, knows how
difficult it is to get voters out to caucus
es, even by personal suasion and in the
farming districts, where distance and
other things intervene, it often occurs
that no caucus is held at all. Hence we
say while caucuses and conventions
ought to have a definite legal status, yet
we must be careful how we build a lence
around what is now so often an empty
The Pembina PIONEER EXPRESS, with
Jud behind the throne, says that Mc
Kenzie was' compelled to accept La
Moure's choice in the late senatorial
contest. This is rubbing it in.—Herald.
Didn't either. We said that the Her
ald and other papers conceded that La
Moure named the winner. Further, the
"power behind the throne,' is and has
been several hundred miles away at Bis
marck for a month and we havn't heard
a word from hint since he went-away.
WORKED BOTH WAYS.
The Pembina PIONEBR EXPRESS tells
how hard the editor works. Right you
are. No one is worked harder than the
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tively and permanently by forcing out
every trace of the taint.
I was afiiictcd with a terrible blood disease,
whiiih was in spots at first, but afterwards
spread all over my body.
The Pembina PIONEER EXPRESS puts
a question to the Johnson fellows about
caucuses that looks like a rubbing of salt
on the sore spots. Just like Wardwell.
Some exchange irreverently says ot
the ladies who are reported as having
kissed Shafler, that they evidently have
no objections to army beef.
& & & 3
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By thli lecond rammone herein you are
directed to appear before me at my oflce la the
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From Osseo, Wis. comes a marked
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by William S. Gilpin formerly of the
Hamilton X-Rays. Mr. Gilpin seems to
be well satisfied with the result of the
senatorial election in this state, and
especially with the defeat of M. N. fohn
son. The Record looks prosperous and
the paragraphs have the finger marks
Editor Gilpin's original style.
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