TJ. S. RepreeentmtlTe, Thda. F. Marshall.
Governor, Frank White.
Lieut. Governor, David Barttett.^'$vpv
Secretary of State, B. F. Porter. Ay&mg",
State Treasurer, D. H. McMillan.
State Auditor, A.». Carlblom.
Attorney General, O Corns
Railroad Commieelonera.F.Shea, C. J.
Lord, J.J, Toang blood.
Superintendent of Pablio Inttrnctlon, J.
Commissioner of Insurance, Ferdinand
Commissioner ol Agriculture and Labor,
R. J. Turner.
J. J. Yoangblood C. J. Lord.
Jadges Supreme Court, N. C. Young, Al
fred Wafiin, D. E. Morgan.
First District, Judson LaMonre,
Second District, J*mee Fuller,
First District, W. J. Watt, Hyde Park,
Second Dlatriot, B. H. Restemayer, Cava
lier, John Thordarson, Hensel.
Judge of the District Conrt, Seventh Ju
dicial District,W. I. Kneeshaw, Pem
Clerk of District Court, A. L. Alrth.
States Attorney, W. J. Burke.
Sheriff, F. J. Arrow.
Auditor, Paul Williams
Treasurer, Robert McBride.
Register of Deeds, J. M. Chlsholm.
County Judge, J. D. Wallace.
Superintendent of Bohools, J. W. Alex
Surveyor, F. X. Hebert
Soroner.Dr. G, F. Ersklne.
First District, F. O. Myriok, Pembina.
Second Dlstrlct,S. Slgurdeon, Qardar.
Third District, Geo. Taylor, Bathgau.
Fourth District, J. Xorin, Neohe.
Fifth Dist., H. P. Ottom. Chairman,
OFFICIAL CITY PAPER.
A. Ward well. 'tT~r. -G. G. Thompson,
WABDWXU ft THOMPSON.
JSntered at the postofflce at Pembina as second
elass mall matter.
The PIONIXB EZPMSS is sent oniy on the dl
ect order of subscribers, anffiis continued until
ordered stopped and all arrearage# paid.,,
The rate of subscription is alike to all, 18.00
per year. Subscribers paying In advance have
the choice of several premium papers In addl
"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 PIOMUB EXPBXSS IS the best advertising
medium in the county,
a more general
circulation than any other paper. Card of rates
sent on application.
The Pioneer Express.
Just now, in thousands of graduating
exercises, in the mouths of tens of thou
sands of graduates and others connected
with the graduation programs, the word
"success" is a much used, nqt to say
It is the fashion to tell every boy that
the highest places and positions are open
to his endeavor—and incidentally the boy
graduate has a sort of feeling that if he
falls short of being president of the
United States, that he will thereby be
just that much 'short of "success" in lite.
And yet that boy who has just grad
uated/who has passed an examination
in(higher mathematics, ought to be able
to figure out for himself that only one
out of eight or ten millions of men can
be president at a time, and that in his
whole future lifetime, perhaps not more
than fifteen men will occupy that high
And, further, that the same kind of
per centage runs through all the high
and exalted places, whether in politics,
professions, arts or sciences.
It a true that there is always "room at
the top," but if everybody could get "to
the top," the top would become the base.
As a matter of fact, there isn't "room at
the top" for everybody,
Success, in theseAse of exalted pre
eminence in any pursuit or profession, is
to most people an impossibility—and to
most of the remainder chance plays an
We know the latter is heresy, and that
the rising generation are taught that
they may get anything if they only try,
but so many are the lamentable failures
in actual life, that we believe that all
things are not possible, no matter how
much a man tries.
It is true thai there are examples of
wonderful success against almost insur
mountable obstacles in the battles of
life, butthe annals of the failures are not
l^ept, they are so many and so common.
Preeminent exaltation in politics may
or maynotbeatruemeasure of a man,
and in 0$er pursuits or professions may
still be a poor rule of maasuiyMnent. In
politics 'particularly, the dement, of
chance «jtr opportunity is a
Thousands of men with brains* arid
even genius toil «H the yean of a long
life,"and if success is pre-eminence—if it
means getting to the top, these men are
The level line ot human endeavor is
just as far above the lowest aS it is below
the highest. The "average man" is far
above millions of others, though millions
are above him.
Success in life dbeS not so much de
pend on position as it does oh how well
one fills the position which nature and
environments require him to assume.
By this rule there are thousands of men
in the United States to-day who are just
as successful as President Mckinley.
There are thousands who never will or
never can occupy the White House who
would make good presidents.
A boy might become possessed with
the idea that he could jump across the
Red river, but it would be better for him
to do his'first jumping on the dry land,
and thdugh by practice he might become
a very good jumper indeed, still be a
failure when he came to try the river.
Aim high is good advice, but don't
aim at the zenith when your game is on
the ground. Real success comes from
having an object, and then attaining that
object It is not given to every one to
fly near the sun.
NO THIRD TERM.
President McKinley, on Wednesday,
gave out a letter declining a renomina
tion. He says .that he would not have
written the letter at all, but as many
very important national questions are to
be settled in the near future, he does not
want to have his motives of action judged
by any supposition of personal ambition
on his part
Personally, we believe that President
McKinley has met more momentous
questions during his term of office than
any other president except-Lincoln. We
believe that so far he has shown remark
able wisdom, sagacity and success in
dealing with these questions, and per
haps has, considering their importance,
evoked less adverse criticism than any
other president under the circumstances.
We have no reason to believe thai he
would be less wise, sagacious and suc
cessful for a third term.
But rather than that precedent be
established, we think it would be better
to elect another man, even if in all
respects he were not the equal of Presi
Really, we think it would be the best
way for our law makers to change the
term of president to six years, and make
him inelligible another term. Then the
president would have no occasion or
temptation to serve himself in his public
acts, but to serve the whole country
Week before last Editor McCIure of
the Minot Optic went to Fargo, and
asked Major Murphy to write editorial to
fill up in his absence. Major Murphy
didn't do a thing, but, without explana
tion ot any kind, wrote a splendid pro
hibition editorial, exactly contrary to the
general utterances of Editor McCIure.
Of cours£, Mac repudiates the prohibi
tion doctrine this week, but that's where
he missed a golden opportunity. Every
word of that temperance editorial was
true, and Editor McCIure should have
then and there endorsed it, hecause it
was true—and besides the boys wouldu't
have had the laugh on him.
Mayor W. H. firown of Devils Lake
has assumed the proprietorship and
and editorship.of the Devils Lake Free
Press. Just abdut a year ago Mayor
Browirand the writer had an engagement'
together on a Chautauqua program,
the mayor had-a sudden engagement
elsewhere at the critical moment And
now kind circumstances bring round a
sweet revenge. We hoped to get even
^nd we are even—even as he is become
an, editor. As a further revenge we hope
to elect him president of the association,
and''then, like the present president,
he'll have to make speeches whether he
can pr Kent
fetor in advancement and, in the army,
very receives perhaps promotion, but
more Itkeiy, bythe law of dlance. to
get abulle*. Occasionally there is a man
who, by fcrato, genius a$l.labor, feirly
achieves frre^inei^fiicceas, hut the
average boy does notjtart outwkh this
equipment, and iiianot possible for him
to acquiie^braiqs and genius ty.labof
As we went to press last
jury were out in the case of&aughlonvs.
Ryan. After a day and a half
agreement, 5 to 7, the jury finally gave *l«ncMts&che.
verdict for the defendant, but :Jl*
the costs. The latter part of .jfewwAfr
wfflhariilystand unless a&w^lnr bi&
parties. The amount origjttMly tarty*!
Ball vs. Crowder was a suh on a
detettdant daimed the note was outl&^ecl.
Directed verdict for defendant
CUixens Bank, of Drayton vs. l(!ning
Co. involved the question Of the Uability
ot the Milling Co. fbr a note givw bythe
president of the company. Directed ver
dkt for the bank.
Currie was question ^as tO
theOwntfsHfrofkcertaJn lot inFoMj
addition to Bathgate. The lot was sold
to Currie yeats ago" by Foster, and a
house bi^ilt by him, but no deed was ever
given owing to defective title, and no
payment made. Verdict for Foster. A^T
Hood vs. Heller, administrator. Hodd
is' a physician, and sued tor fees for ser
vices in the case of Simmons, who tell
from( a third story window at Cavalier.
The verdict was directed for defendant
owing to the plaintiff not commencing
suit within statutory limits.
Walker Bros. vs. Pembina County was
dismissed on motion ot plaintiff's attor
Minn. Thresher Co. vs. Hoff Bros et al.
Suit, for payment of notes on threshing
outfit, which was returned for want of
guaranteed capacity. This was another
of those many suits which constantly
arise from breach of warranty. All com
panies "warrant" their machines, butas
a matter of fact nearly all the conditions
ot the warrant are oft* the buyer and not
the seller. Legally, the printed or written
contract, which the warranty realty is,
governs in law.
Hoff Bros, found that the engines did
not have power sufficient to run the
separator, so returned the rig and notified
the company. But, according to the
warranty, there were,several other things
they, ought to have done, hence the suit.
The amount involved is about $2,250,
Attrrney Engrud is the principal attorney
for the company, and Bosard of Grand
Forks for Hofl Bros., and there are no
points getting .loose with either of them.
Verdict for threshing machine company,
after an all jnight session of the jury,
CRIMINAL CASES. «i
State vs. Hoselton. Larceny of fi tx.
Prisoner pleaded guilty to petty larceny,
and was released on his own recogniz
State vs. Albert Cave. Attempt at
suicide. Our readers are familiar with
the details ot the case—which, in brief,
are as follows: Cave had lived with arjd
worked for Armstrong near Glasston for
two seasons. Last winter there were
rumors connecting Cave with members
of the family. Mr. Armstrong was also
taken very ill with symptoms which were
reported as those of attempted poison
Later Case purchased two ounces jof
laudanum at Glasston, and wialking ovjer
to Armstrong's showed the empty bot£e
and said he had drank the laudanutri.
He gave directions as to his burial and
friends, etc. Armstrong apparently did
not think much of Cave's making hiis
home a place of a suicide's death aiid
ordered him away: But being weak
from sickness,-he was not able to enforce
his order. He then sent for neighbors
and for £)eputy Dunlop of St. Tiiomas.
Cave was taken to the latter place, and
after considerable sickness and treat
ment recovered and was taken to iaiV in
this city, and has been confined here
The prisoner,~on his own behalf, testi
fied that while he had taken laudanum,
he had not taken sufficient to cause
death that he was familiar with the
effects of laudanum* having -taken a great
deal for neuralgia at a time two years
previous that he took less than an
ounce and spilled'the rest. He had
taken the laudanum merely as a-bluff,
expecting to find out who. was the author
ol the stories and rumors which were
being circulated about him.
his is about the substance of ti^e evi
dence given. Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong
and Dr. Grant were' the principal Wit
nesses for the state, and the prisoner
for the defence. Some .others of the
neighbors gave minor testimony.
Of course, behind this testimony there
is a large amount of suspicion and sur
mise, which has been rolled into stories
and statements 'by irresponsible
but none ql theqp matters were gone faft
in the evidence before the court, and
therefore have no place in these
file jury acquitted, C^ve of the
preferred, but pfobatbly felt tha($|:iu!
already suflered snScient pi
^sicknessand confinenumt, as,
of owntstery, the eyidence w^ prao^
all agains^ him. Gave ^p#so«h
•ooking, with dark hilr attd
He hitelUgcot,) «nif
have bieen a te^die^ lqf prtjii,
Ontario^ He h^ no reiatives
*»untry. Hi hadaspleoilld
yrf S LUDGE COWAN.
Sufferers! from this horrible malady
nearly always inherit it—not necessarily
from the parents, but may be from some
remote ancestor, for Cancer often runs
through several generations. This deadly
poison may lay dormant in the blood for
years, or until you reach middle life, then
the first little sore or ulcer makes its ap
pearance—or a. swollen gland in the
breast, or some other part of the body,
gives the first warning.
To cure Cancer thoroughly and perma
nently all the poisonous virus must be
eliminated from the blood—every vestage
of it driven out. This S. S. S.-does, and
is the only medicine that can reach deep
seated, obstinate blood troubles like this.
When all the poison has been forced out
of the system the Cancer heals, and the
disease never returns.
following letter from Mrs. Shirer shows:
A small pimple came on my law about an inch
below the ear on the left aide of my face. It gave
me no pain or inconven
dnce, and I should have
forgotten about it had it
nopeeun to inflame and
itch It would bleed a
Uttle, then (cab over, bat
*ould not heal. Thia
continued for some time,
when my jaw began to
awell, becoming rtrr
painful. The Cancer be
gan to eat and apread,
tinttt it waa aa large aaa
half dollar, when heard
of 8. S. S. apd determin
ed to give it a fair trial,
tnd it waa lemarkable
what a wonderful effect
heal and after taking a few bottles diaappeared
entirely. ThUwaatwoyearaagot theteareatill
no sigm or the Cancer, and my general heatlh
jontinaea good.—Mas. R. SHiasa, I^t Plata, Mo.
is the greatest of all
blood purifiers, and th«i
only one guaranteed
purely vegetable. Send
tor our fiee book on
Cancer, containing valuable fnd interest
ing information about this (disease, and
write our physicians about yopr case. We
make no charge for medical advice.
THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. ATLANTA, 8A.
and the principal question to be settled
is the liability of Trenholme on the bond.
Another interesting case to come be
fore fudge Cowan is the suit of Mrs.
Emma Jones vs. Grand Lodge, A. O. U.
W., for insurance due on account of the
death of her husband.
Court is likely to adjourn on Saturday
—at least it is. ptobable that jurors will
be excused. 7
If people only knew what
Jodge GoWuiof Devils Lake arrived
r««* T^uw^TTnorning. Tbe case of
$ Co. W. Trenholme wasstuu
edyfcstfelay, bu^ not finished -n w« go
#bout Kodol Dyspepsia Cure,' it would
be used in nearly every househeld, as
there are few people who do not suffer
from a feeling of fullness after eating,
belching, flatulence, sour stomach or
water-brash, caused by indigestion or
dyspepsia. A preparation such as Kodol
Dyspepsia Cure, which, with no aid from
the st6mach, will digest vour food, cer
tainty can't help but do you good. T.
R. Shaw, Druggist.
The Bride at Last Said "0bey.
In telling about "Some People I Have
Married," in the Ladies' Home Journal
for June, the Rev. D. M. Steele sayf:
"Being an Episcopalian I always use the
formal printed service of the prayer
book. In this the greatest stickler is
'obey.' One day a couple came to me,
bringing as witnesses the parents of both
bride and groom. Everything proceeded
smoothly to the point 'love, honor and
obey,' when the bride refused to say the
last. I repeated it and waited. Again
she refused, and I shut up my book.
Then there was a scene. They talked it
over, and the more seriously they argued
and discussed the more stubbornly she
xeibsed. The parents became angry, the
groom excited, and the bride hysterical.
To humor her he joined in the request
to have me leave it out. But I liked the
fellow and decided that a little sternness
from me in the present might be a favor
to him in the future. So I told them I
had no authority to change it and would
hot do so. I tried to show the foolish
objection, but it was no use.
Finally, I said to him: 'Well, this house
hold must have a head somewhere. I
will leave it out for her if you will$£y it'
Then it was his tur| to refuse, whi
did. Hejprthered tap hut tut and si
for the door when, presto change
sprang after him, led him, back
hand,'looked me^siy tip at him am
to ask our subsariben
ibulne as a premium to
extra^That is Iftio lor
«ess and Tribune,
preplan is well worth the money.
£f. Y. Tribune or The Farmer, or the
A TwiiUe Bipioeka.
a'gfsoline stove burned a lady
frightfully," writes N. B. Mater,
la. "The best doctor!
iH heel'the nuuing sore ttiat'I'tijfc.
but Budilea's Arnica Salve
cured her." IptoHiMe
docfetSoie* BoUs, Braim,
I KING & CO..
P. S. EUSTIS,
GenU Pass. Agent.
I Chicago, III.
j-W V' 5
HAY IS MONEY!
Don't Waste it, Don't Throw Away Valuable
Time by Using Worthless flachinery.
We have a large stock of Deering and Piano
Mowei-s and all-steel Hay Rakes on hand, which will be
sold at modest prices.
Dealers in HARDWARE,
9 HARNESS AND MACHINERY.
There is satisfaction in
dealing at a jewelry store
where every article is sold
on merit and at a true value
You do not have to be an expert Jeweler to get all you.
pay for here. Our years of successful experience pro
tects customers in making selections, as much as it
helps us in buying.
We are offering rare bargains, for a few days, in
the following lines of new and up-to-date goods:
Diamonds, .Watches, Clocks,
Sterling Silverware, Spectacles,
Silver Novelties, Eye Glasses.
FINE REPAIRING A SPECIALTY,
H. MILLER, Jeweler, Pembina, N.
A ttaclied to all our through trains. Aisles carpeted.
Windows double, keeping out cold air. Cliairs neatly
upholstered and adjustable to yarious positions.
Toilet rooms and a smoking room are provided, A
porter attends to the wants of passengers,
NQ EXTRA CHARGE FOR SEATS. ,i!f
Ask Your Home Agent for Tickets via the Burlington.
And of tho la testbtyles,
We can suroiy you with aBed Room Set in Golden Oak or
White Enamel, elegant Dining Room Tables and Chairs of evert de
scription, including Children's rockcn, etc. We haadle a Sewing l(r
chihecheap enoughfor thepoorert fiodcet and good enough for ms
richest Our lamps are dreams of beauty. Call and see them.
We carry a complete line ofJHarpies, ll^ht
and heavy, Our Undertaking departmenl
complete In every detail
OREEN RUSSELL, St VhiaMit,
GEO, P. LYMAN,
Ass't Gen'l Pass. Agent,
St. Paul, Minnesota.
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