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U. S Representative. B. F. Spaulding.
Senators, II. C. Hanebrough, W. N.Ruach.
Governor, B. F. Fanchler.
Lieut. Governor, J. M. Devlne.
Secretary of State, Fred Falley.
State Treasurer, D. W. Drincoll.
State Auditor, A. N. Carlblom.
Attorney General, John Cowan.
Jndges Supreme Court, N. C. Young, Al
fred Wallln, J. M. Bartholomew.
Railroad Commissioners, John Simons,
Henry Eriokson, L. L. Walton.
Superintendent ol Public Instruction, J.
Commissioner of Insurance, W. Harri
Commissioner of Agriculture and Labor,
H. U. Thomas.
First District, Judson LoMoure, Pembina.
Second District, James Fuller, St.Thomas
First District, W. J. Watt, Hyde Park,
J. D. Wallace, Drayton.
Second District, E. H. Restemayer, Cava
lier. Sohn Thordarson, Hensel.
Jadge of the District Conrt, Seventh Ju
dicial District, O. E. sauter, Grafton.
Clerk of District Court. A. L.Airth.
States Attorney, W. J. Bnrke.
Sheriff. F. J. Farrow.
Auditor, Donald Thomson.
Treasurer, Robert McBride.
Register of Deeds, 3, M. Chisholm.
County Judge, V. Quackcnbush
Superintendent of schools, C. B. Jackson.
Surveyor S. O. McGuin.
Joroner, Dr. u, F. Erskine.
First District, F. C. My
8econd District, S. 1. Sigfusson, Mountain
Third District, Geo. Taylor, Bathgate.
Fourth District, J. P. Hicks, Neche.
Fifth District, H. P. Ottem, St. Thomas.
C. Murphy Neche.
J. R. Joy. Glassion.
E. H. Bergman. Gardar.
E. L. Buck, Crystal.
Thos. McFadden. Neche.
C. E. Flora, Walhalla.
Marshall Jackeou. Neche.
A. B. Foiling, Crystal.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND COUNTY.
SSBUS, $2.00 PES ^2T2TT73«C
A. Wardwell. G. G. Thompson,
The PIONEER EXPRESS is sent only on the di
rect order of subscribers, and is continued until
ordered stopped and all arrearages paid.
The rate of subscription is alike to all, $3.00
per year.- Subscribers paying in advance have
the choice of several premium papers in add!
"Sample" or "marked copies" are sent as com
plimentary only, and while we desire them to be
considered as invitations to subscribe, they will
not be continued except upon request.
The PIONEER EXPRESS is the best advertising
medium in the county, having a more genera
circulation than any other paper. Card of rates
sent on application.
Entered at the postoffice at Pembina as second
class mail matter.
The Pioneer Express.
Sheriff Wilson of Cass county present
ed a bill to the county commissioners
last week for $65,195 for handling the tax
sale of 1897, which was presented by the
sheriff as his fees for the tax s»le under
the Woods law. The Forum gives the
following legal vesion:
"The decision of the supreme court is
to the effect that the sale was illegal be
cause County Auditor Olson had failed
to certify to the clerk of the court the
resolution of the commissioners authoriz
ing the sale and designating the paper in
which the publication should be made
The first resolution was filed, but it did
not cover the point, and the corrected
resolution was not filed until a date too
late to authorize the legal publication
The form and publication complied
with the law in every respect. The point
to be decided is the fee to which the
sheriff is entitled. States Attorney Mor
ril has held that evey parcel of land was
a description. The Woods bill provided
no fees and the sheriff took the minimum
fee under the old law.
Before the question of the legality of
the sale came up the sheriff"
sell the list at $1 per description and
three per cent of the amount collected
Under this the county treasurer made
some sales and turned over fees accord
ingly, for a small amount. The propo
s'tion was not officially acted upon.
The bill looks even larger when it i:
considered that the entire assessment for
county expenses is only $82,003. This
would make the sale of the tax list equal
almost to the other expenses
The payment, if made, would have to
be out of the general fund. The assess
ment for that fund is only a few thousand,
so it would be impossible for the county
to pay the bill until next year."
A separate bill appropriating $20,000,
000 for payment of Spain under the pro
vision of the treaty of Paris was passed
late Monday by the house under suspen
sion of rules. No amendment was in
order and an attempt to secure unani
mous consent to offer an amendment de
claratory of our policy not permanently
to annex the islands was objected to.
Wheeler of Kentucky, upon whose point
of order the appropriation went out of
the'sundry civil bill, made the Only
speech in open hosptility to the meaure,
but udon the roll call 34 members—81
democrats, Si populists and 1 silver re*
publican—voted against it. Votes of 219
members were cast for it
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The senate bill to reimburse the- gov
ernors of states for expenses paid by the
states in organizing the volunteers for
services in the war with Spain before
their muster into the service in the war
was also passed under suspension of
A SETBACK FOB GOV. LIND.
The legislature of Minnesota passed a
law placing a bounty of 50 cents per ton
on all pig iron made in Minnesota for
the next ten years, and Gov. Lind vetoed
it. A caucus of the hour was called the
other day, and by a vote ol 84 to 22 de
cided to pass the bill over the governor's
veto. It is found that the reward of la
bor distributed in that state does not ex
ceed $1 per ton of iron ore mined, where
as Bessemer pig sells for $10 per ton,
steel rails for $18, tin plates for $70.
Most all of the advance in prices over
the cost of the ore in the ground is paid
to labor, either in the manufacturing or
transporting. Now it is proposed that
much of the cost of transportation shall
be saved to the consumers of the North
west and the money paid for converting
the ore into useful products shall be dis
tributed in Minnesota, where the lobor
ers shall be consumers of the products of
An amendment to the constitution of
North Carolina, limiting suffrage, has
been adopted by both branches of the
general assembly. It passed the house
Friday by a vote of 81 to 27, and the
senate Saturday by a vote of 41 to 6. It
will be submitted to a vote of the people
in August, 1901, at the same time state
officers are voted for. To do this, pro
perty and poll tax, qualifications are pre
scribed but this is made ineffective as to
white peope by the further provision that
any person can vote who was entitled to
vote on January 1, 1867, or any time
prior thereto, or whose ancestors were
so entitled to vote. Who wouldn't
live in the south, "The land of the free
and home of the brave."
Col. Hager gets back in good shape at
the newspapers that.reported that the edi
tor of the Times' name was on the pay
roll at Bismarck, drawing $4.00 per day
as clerk in the legislature, while the edi
tor was in the south, enjoying the balmy
breezes of the Gulf of Mexico, with the
rest of the North Dakota editors. Mr.
Hager has been home guiding the desti
ny of the Times ever since the editors
went south, and he says he put in four
days of hard labor at Bismarck some
three weeks ago and only got pay for
two of them. It is evident that petit
jealousy and lack of sensationalism at
the state capital promote such reports
The bill introduced by Senator Ar
nold, creating the office of temperance
commissioner was defeated in the senate,
Monday, by a vote of 12 to 15. This
bill has been watched with considerable
interest throughout the state, and the
principal opposition seemed to come
from the temperance people. This is
final settlement of the bill at this time.
The Western Union Telegraph Com
pany is evidently trying to work up busi
ness between this country and Cuba.
The schedule has been reduced from
forty to twenty-five cents a word from all
points east of the Mississippi river to
Havana, and from all points west of the
Mississippi to the same destination,
thirty-five cents per word.
Official Commissioners' Proceedings.
Board of county commissioners met
pursuant to adjournment of January 7th,
present F. C. Myrick, chairman' and
Commissioners Taylor. Sigfusson and
Board proceeded to examine and pass
ed the following bills:
Antoine Moinette wolf bounty...$ 1(0
Fred Hodgson do ... 7 00
no Fleming do ... 2 CO
Geo Switzer do ... 1 00
Alex Brown do ... 2 00
S A Sigfusson do ... 10)
hos Brown do .. 1 00
fames Yeado do ... 2 00
no Gunnasson do ... 00
Geo McKibbon do ... 100
HalvorGryte do ... 100
Slsfeld do ... 100
E Einarson "do ... 2 03
Childerhose & Gibson fuel to Mrs
Pederson county poor 5 50
W Prince stenographers ser
vices and milage in Judge
Sauter'scourt 47 80
E Cavileer services in county
treasurers office Dec and fan,
$188, envelopes for treasurer
and auditor's office I3C.10 total 165 10
Thompson & Wing goods to
Hannesson county poor 8 00
Chisholm reg of deeds post*
age |15.75, paid express 41.40.. 17 15'
JtrV & NA!? sis
Thompson & Wing goods Pet
erson, county poor
Walker Bros tax statements audi
tor's office $10.50, mortgage re
cord reg of deeds office $17.50.
Halldorson board and care of O
Paulson Oct, Nov. Dec co poor
Thompson & Wing goods Mrs A
Boulan, county poor
First Bank of Crystal transporta
tion for Brandon Bros co poor.
do do Delmar co poor
Pink Paper supplies to the reg of
Grand Forks Herald letter files
for co treasurer's office
Grand Forks Herald sheriff's day
Pembina township for plank fur
nished for bridges
Gisli Gislison carpenter work in
county supts office
Bathgate State Bank in the sum of
Citizens Bank of Drayton in the sum
First Bank of Cavalier in the sum of
$10,000 to pay interest on $4,000 only.
Further resolved that the proposition
of the Merchants Bank of Pembina to
pay interest on $5,00J only, be approved.: Pleso.n
Bill of A. B. Follins, co constable
for services, mileage and care
of Alex Brunton insane allowed $47 40
The following justice reports were re
ferred to the states attorney:
Justice Conmee's report ending Dec 31.
do Vaughn do do
do A Thomson do do
do Aylen do do
do Frazier do do
Whereas, at the last meeting of this
board the amount of $603 per annum was
named as salary for clerk hire in the
office of county judge, be it resolved that
the sum of $60 be cancelled and that
$750 be substituted, in compliance with
Sec. 2069 Revised Codes of lb95.
Whereas J. J. Auger of Bathgate vil
lage has made a proposition with this
board to pay his original personal tax
amounting to $57.72 for the year of 1892,
resolved that the offer be accepted pro
vided the same be paid over to the coun
ty treasurer on or before April 1st, 1899.
Resolved that the county auditor be
authoritzed to call in any tax certificates
and issue rebate warrants allowing ten
per cent interest to this date on the fol
lowing descriptions, viz:
The sw qr of the nw qr sec 24 twp 103
range 52, also the sw qr of these qr sec
32 twp 162 range 55 and that the taxes of
1897 and all previous years be cancelled
on the sw qr of the nw qr sec 24 twp 163
range 52, also that all taxes be cancelled
on the sw qr of these qr sec 32 twp 162
range 55 for the reason that said lands
were erroneousely assessed, being gov
ernment land at the time of assessment.
The following bills were audited and
St Thomas Times publishing pro
ceedings of county board $ 18 93
E Orr fuel Mrs Proudlove co
poor 4 '2"
Geo Swain goods Mrs McKeowen
county poor 16 00
IN WHOSE XAMtt
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PEMBDTA. P., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 34,1899.
Board adjourned until 9 a. in. Feb. 7th.
Board met as per adjournment, pres
ent F. C. Myrick, chairman and commis
sioners Taylor, Ottem and Sigfusson.
Board proceeded to examine the new
bonds of banks chosen for depositories
of county funds at last metting of the
board also bonds of new county officials.
Bond of A. B. Follins, county con
stable, was approved.
Board adjourned until 2 p. m.
2 p. m. Board met as per adjourn
ment, same members present.
Resolved that the bond of the First
Bank of Drayton as county depository in
the sum of $25,000,
The First Bank of Crystal in the sum
of $10,0 0 to pay interest on #2,500 only, 5
Bank of Neche in the sum of $25,000, niV
be and the same are hereby approved, S
also bonds of the following banks which
are approved as to sufficency but the
same be handed to the states attorney
for him to have some minor details cor
rected as to form which when corrected
to his satisfaction the chairman is auth
orized to sign his approval viz:
Notice of Time of Expiration of RodoHptioi of Tax Sale Certificates.
Any one predisposed to Scrofula can
never be healthy and vigorous. This
taint in the blood naturally drifts intc
Consumption. Being such a deep-seated
blood disease, Swift's Specific is tiie
only known cure for Scrofula, because
it is the only remedy which can reach
Scrofula appeared on the head of my little
grandchild when only 18 months old. Shortly
ailer breaking out it spread rapidly all over
nor body. The scabs on the sores would peel
oil 011 the slightest touch, and the odor that
would arise made the at
os he re of
sickening and unbearable.
Tim disease next attacked
tlio eyes, and we feared she
would lose her sight. Em
inent physicians from the
surrounding country were
consulted, but could do
nothing to relieve tiie lit
tle innocent, and gave it
as their opinion that the ESS'VHSEgs,
case was hopeless and *•*.
possible to save the child's eyesight. It was
then that- we decided to try Swift's Specific,
iliat medicine at once made a speedy and com
plete cure .She is now a young lady, and has
never had a sign of the disease to return.
Mils. KUTK BERKELEY,
Scro fula is an obstinate blood disease,
and is beyond the reach of the average
blood medicine. Swift's Specific
3i|ly remedy equal to such decp
it goes down to the
uiK.n nd foi'C.es out every
is purely vegetable, mid is
blood remedy guaranteed to
mercury, potash or other
i:. 1' 1 fvi-t' by Swift Specific
Robt Foster fuel Mrs Prodlove
county po.or 2 75
Green Bros goods Mrs Pepper
county poor 8 00
E W Conmy salary as co judge,
four days in January, 1899 24 00
Board adjourned until Feb. 8th 9 a. m.
Feb. 8th. Board met as per adjourn
ment, present F. C. Myrick, chairman
and Commissioners Taylor, Ottem and
Resolved that the assessment of Peter
|33 personal property for 1898
be stricken ofT the assessment book for
tl&v reason that he had been assessed the
assessor asserting to that affect.
The report of A. L. Miller as states
attorney for the years of 1897 and 1898
was presented and read to the board,
was-approved and spread on the minutes.
The following bills were audited and
Grand Forks county for treatment
and care at St Joseph hospital
of Griffin Pembina co poor
$30.28, burial expenses and hack
hire $22.50 total *61.78, item of
$39.28 having been paid by co
warrant No 1287 paid St Joseph
hospital amount allowed $ 22 50
Grand Forks county amount paid
W Schleberg for medicine,
drugs and appliances in Martin
Griffin case county poor 30 00
Noice goods to Mrs McKeowen
co poor from May 5 to Oct 10. 48 00
Hugh Rafferty board and care of
Bilmare co poor $15 allowed. 7 50
Board adjourned until 2 p. m.
Board met as per adjournment, same
The following bills were audited and
Chas Full goods E Bou vette and
Mrs Sannes county poor 11 SO
Pink Paper publishing proceed
ings for county board 4 85
Gudmundson cutting wood for
court house 9 50
Farrow sheriff attending Dist
court, services in A Brunton in
sane case and one sheriff's day
book 8 53
W Scott prof services in
Bergswinson case co poor, bill
$214.50, allowed 121 03
Benjaminson services and care
of Bergswinson co poor, bill
$56, allowed 48 00
Continued on page 5.
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Strannrer Than Fiction.
The limits of probability have lately
been puzzling a London police magis
trate. The origin of his perplexity, as
given by the Illustrated London News,
A young domestic servant tried to
cash one or two forged checks and was
arrested in the attempt. She said "a
gentleman" gave them to her—a "Mr.
Gilbert," whose whereabouts nobody
could trace. That story has beou told
too often to impress a jury—no juryman
likes to be made a laughing stock—but
before a verdict of "guilty" could be
given a man fell down dead in the
streets. He was recognized as "the gen
tleman" by the accused woman, and,
sure enough, in his pocket were found
other forged checks similar to those she
had attempted to put into circulation.
Even Mr. Lane, Q. (J., may be persuaded
that truth really is stranger than fiction.
Benefit of Peerage.
Every one may not know what the
term "benefit of peerage" implies. A
peer can demand a private audience of
the sovereign to represent his views on
matters of public welfare. For treason
or felony he can demand to be tried by
his pjers. He cannot be outlawed 111 any
civil action, nor can he be arrested un
less for an indictable offense, and be is
exempt from serving on juries. He may
sit with his hat 011 in courts of justice,
and should he be liable to the last pen
alty of the law he can demand a silken
cord instead of a hempen rope.
Irish domestics are widely noted for
their simplicity and their quaint re
marks. A lady, desiring to make the
most of her choice tap of table beer, the
merits of which her servants had dis
covered, for it disappeared rapidly,
thus addressed her Irish butler: "Daly,
what do you think would be the best
thing to do in order tc save this beer as
much as possible?" "Well, ma'am,"
replied the butler, "I don't think you
could do better than to place a barrel of
good strong ale close by the side of it."
An Irish girl called at a house in
London in answer to an advertisement
for a general j&rvaut
(with manuscript)—Then you
the poem? May I ask what
it lacks what might
the true poetic fire.
it some way?
ing it in
Well, you might try stick
the stove.—Chicago Tribune
So:»e Qtialnt Aiinwvrs.
character?" asked the mistress. "In
deed, ma'am, I'm sorry to say I've no
character. I had a beautiful wan whin
I left Ireland, but I losht it the night I
crassed over to Holyhead in the steam
er," was the laconic reply.
An Irish manservant was discovered
in a lie. On being accused by his mas
ter of stating what was not the trnth,
he excused himself by saying, "Please,
Bur, I lost my prisenceof mind."—Lou-
PEMBINA TONSORIAL PARLOR,
Brarybody aeada UniMIl llacillt. The Invalid who
qnlraa nonriahmant the child of daUoata dlgMtkm the worker oT.
appatlte, And in BnMJ BlMUlt both aabataaea aoatanaaeei
•mywhw la 5 pent, dart proof, air tight packages. Alwaya fNab.
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The Myittery of the RAEUF,
It is a matter of common experience
that a razor left for awhile iinused be
comes blunt. A writer in Chambers'
Journal says that ru?t caused by (ho
moisture in the' atmosphere is quite
enough to accousi fvr this. Shearers,
for instance, who have to use partic
ularly sharp instruments, never set
their shears till just before using What
is not so generally known is that a ra
zor which will not cut will IJWO'JIO
sharper sometimes by beini left a.-ido
for some time The only exiiiau'-iUon of
this is that the electrical properties of
the metal in the edge become changed.
A "wireedge" is commonly put on ft
tool by amateurs. The steH turns and
folds back on itself. It is owing to the
edgo being made too
Just then a park policeman who had
slipped up behind him landed two vig
orous wbacks 011 the good man's back.
"Git off'n tb' grass, ye looney old
crank!" be said. "Be off wid ye, quick
now, an don't let me ketch ye 'round
here ag'in or I'll run ye in. See? G'wan,
The philanthropist had leaped wildly
to the walk and his fist doubled up
with anger, but a second thought, that
the "sparrow cop" was right, caused
bis hand to relax, and the maker of the
park "moved on," sore but wise as
ever.—New York Times.
,"I suppose, said the frequently dis
appointed politician, "that I may refer
to my latest experience as 'a historic
"Yes," answered the somewhat sa
tirical friend, "in the sense that history
repeats itself." Washington Star.
and thin, or
the metal being too solt. The only cure
for a wire ed«e is to break
portion and grind and set a^'uin.
"A knife that cuts butter when it is
hot" (and under 110 other circumstances)
we sometimes meet with. We have
been going into the reasons of things,
and the reason of this is easily explain
ed. Heat expands metal, and in propor
tion to the amount of metal which i9
heated. There is more metal in the
breadth of a blade than in its thickness,
and the former, therefore, is expuud^d
.immensely more than the latter. !n oth
er words, thewed^elike shape is ugtb
ened, and the tool beeomos "sharp."
The Fail of ,Iiu Pride.
One day soon alter the Mulberry Bend
park was laid out in the Italian quarter
of New York the man who hart had
more to do with the good work than
any one else was passing there. As he
strode happily along, thinking of the
tenements that used to stand there, the
fresh, clean earth attracted him and he
walked out upon it. Stamping joyously
about, he exclaimed:
"Fine, fine! They have planted the
seed and soon the green grass will
spring up under the warm sunshine. It
is my proudest"—
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