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Kk -V VOL. XXIII. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. 0. S. Representative, Thoe. F.lUrBhall. Senator*, H.C.Haiubroagh,P. McCumber Governor, Frank White. Lieut. Governor, David Bartlett. Secretary of State, B.F. Porter State Treasurer, D. H. HcMilian. State Auditor, A. N. Carlblom. Attorney General, O ComttocJr. Railroad Commissioners, F, She*, ~G. J. Lord, J. J, Youngblood. Superintendent ot Publio Instruction, 3. f§§ V?i M.Devine. Commissioner ot Insurance, Ferdinand Leutz. Commissioner ot Agriculture and Labor, R. J. Turner. J. J. Youngblood C. J. Lord. Judges Supreme Court, N. C. Young, Al fred WaDin, D. E. Morgan. SENATOR*. First District. Judson LaMoure, Pembina. Second District* James Fuller, St. Thomas RIFBXSEKTATIVE8. First District, W. J. Watt, Hrde Park, 1. Chevalier, Bathgate. aaa— Second District, B. H. Restemayer, Cava lier, John Thordarson, Hensel. Judge of the District Court, Seventh Ju dicial District,W. J. Kneeshaw. Pem bina. Clerk of District Court, A-L. Alrth. COUNTY OFFICERS. States Attorney, W. J. Burke. Sheriff. F. J. Farrow. Auditor, Paul Williams Treasurer, liobert McBride. Register of Deeds, 3, it. Chigholm. Couuty Judge, J. D. W allace. Superintendent of Schools, J. W. Alex ander. Surveyor, F. E. Hebert Uoroner, Dr. u, F. JSrukine. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. FirBt District, F. C. -Myrick, Pembina. Second District, S. Sigurdson, Uardur. Third District, Geo. Taylor, Bathgate. Fourth District, J, Morin, Neche. Fifth Diet., H. P. Ottem, Chairman, St. Thomas. OFFICIAL CITY PAPER. TOErEM^ES, $2.00 TTlva: A. Ward well. G. G. Thompson. WAR^WSLL & THOMPSON. Entered at the poBtofflce at Pembina as second class mail matter. The PIONEER EXPRESS IS sent oniy 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, 82.00 per year. Subscribers paying in advance have the choice of several premium papers in addi tion. "Sample" or "marked copies" are sent as com plimentary only, and while we desire them to be considered as invitations to subscribe,nhey will not be continued except upon request. The PIONEER EXPKESS is the best advertising medium in the county, having a more general circulation than any other puper. Card of rales Bent on application. The Pioneer Bxpress. WHERE THE MONEY GOES. The following statement as to taxes collected during the month of January will be of interest to tax payers as show ing the general prosperity of the county, and also as to. what the money is tor. The total collections approximate $127, 400 which is considerably greater than that of any previous month in the his tory of the county. Of the above amount the following goes to the state treasurer:— General state revenue 12,479 Interest state bonds 1,560 Insane asylum .7..... 4,027 Educational institutions 3,098 Wolf bounty 623 School land leases 127 interest 6,732 payments....... 7,676 Total...... $ 36,322 The following amounts are retained by the county treasurer:— County general fund. .......$ 17,000 Roads and bridges 5,300 School dis f'ds special taxes 34,444 School poll and 2 mill tax... 7,600 Twp. funds, special taxes... 9,098 City and village special taxes 10,465 To recapituate in a somewhat different manner we would have the following re sults in round numbers approximately:— For state expenses ...$ 14,000 insane asylum 4,000 county expenses 23,000 twp. city and villages... 20,000 education 60,000 miscellaneous.... 6,400 Total.. ...$127,400 While this is for only one county and for one month's collections, yet the fact shown above, that almost half the money collected by the county treasurer is for educational purposes, is true also of the total for the whole year, in not only this county, but throughout the state. A fur ther lact is shown that only one dollar in six goes for county expenses including roads and bridges and adding the insane asylum fund, the state machinery costs us almost as much as the county expense. The school district, town and city special taxes are already in process of distribution to the local treasurers and the. state in ^addition has declared a dis* tribuuon of 91.02 per capita from the general state school- fund so most civic municipalities and school districts will be on "easy street" financially within a short period.^ MSFOJITUIIE IS SOMETIMES UTCK. GOOD 4s About a year ago.a farmer near this city had a good ofier for 160 acres of land which he owilted and thought he would sell' it, but when he came to get -an abstract he found that it would take i'.'-VMf •*w ?V'f a long time probate process including numerous, legal advertisements, attor neys and probate fees before he could give a clear title. He was much chag rined at this misfortune, but went to workjto clear up the title begining last luly and not ending until this week. This is a lesson to all to see that titles are made good at transfer and save time, annoyance and costs years afterwards. There is another lesson attached to this story, however, which the reader may apply as he pleases, which is, that, the land is worth and will sell for a thousand dollars more this week than it' would have brought last July. In fact it looks as though misfortune in this case was simply good luck. The Grand Forks Plaindealer has been sold to A. D. Moe, late of St. Paul. While extending hearty welcome to Editor Moe, we regret the loss of Editor Carruth, who took the Plaindealer just at a period when its funeral was due and made it a live newspaper. Personally, Mr. Carruth is one of the most popular of the N. D. fraternity. It is stated that he will return to Crookston. The supreme court has denied the ap plication of the State of Minnesota against the Northern Securities Co.—or the mer ger. This does not in anyway settle the merits of the case, except to put it on the same looting as other cases, to start in the lower courts, and come to the supreme court on appeal—which means a long time before final settlement. The Wahpeton Globe said Morton county lands were not as valuable as those of Richland county. The Mandan Times intimated that Editor Falley didn't know anything about Morton couiuy iand values. Editor Falley refers the Times to the figures of the state board of equalization—and the Times has yet to reply. The Minnesota legislature is wrestling with a new assessment law. Almost any kind of assessment law would work if people were all truthful—but "all men are liars" hence no assessment law will be satisfactory until human nature under goes a radical change. Saved Her Child's Life. "In three weeks our chubby little boy was changed by Pneumonia almost to a skeleton," writes Mr. W. Watkins, of Pleasant City, O. "A terrible cough set in, that, in spire of a good doctor's treat ment for several weeks, grew worse every day. We then used Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, and our darling was soon sound and well. We are sure this grand medicine saved his lite." Millions know it's the only surte cure for Coughs, Colds and all Lung diseases. Guarantee satifaction, 50c, $1.00. Trial bottles free. For sale by T. R. Shaw, druggist. SKIMMINGS FROM COUNTY PAPERS. Mrs. W. J. Alexander of Pembina, is spending the .week with Drayton friends. —Echo. John M. and Daniel O'Conner have re turned from an extended visit to their old home in Ontario. Born to "Dr. and Mrs. Donovan of Neche, a girl, and to Mr. and Mrs. S. S Hamilton, a boy. Mrs. Wm. Golding of Drayton, was called to Ontario last week by the severe illness of her father. The Misses Wilkins of Drayton, enter tained in honor of Miss Ritchie of Graf ton last Wednesday evening. Moses'Heller advertises a sale of his household effects at auction,to take place at his residence in Cavalier. Rev. S. T. Foster, who has been pastor of the Baptist church at St Thomas for two years, has resigned his position. Mr. and Mrs. Peter McArthur, living west of Pembina, spent several days the past week visiting friends.—Chronicle. Ed. Holliday of Crystal, was operated upon last week by Drs. Suter and Coun tryman, for appendicitis, but died a few days later. Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Wilson of Dray ton, entertained the members of the Presby terian churdi choir last week, and all spent a very pleasant evening. Chas. Edwards of Drayton, had the honor of being one of the speakers at the banquet given by the Winnipeg curlers fb visiting teams. W. A. Murphy of Neche, has sold his entire hardware stock to Messrs. Chas. Fee and Alex. Fitzsimmonds of Hyde Park. j. D.Gordon and familypf Walhalla, are still at Hot Springs, Ark., where Mr. Gordon is taking treatment in the baths there. E. H. James^ and wife of ^Thomas, have been in Fargo, where Mrs. James has been having her eyes treated by'Dr. Rindlaub. Word has been received through.A. L. Miller, who is at Los Angeles, Cal., say ing that W. H. McBain died on the 6th inst., at that place. Mr. McBain lived in St. Thomas and Drayton before lie went to California. W. J. Bride took the train Thursday at Cavalier for Southern California, where his wife and one daughter are spending the winter, on account of Mrs. Bride's poor health, which of late has become much worse. Ephriam Clow of Humbolt, has been at Walhalla lately. He ownsf a quarter section of timber land valued at §3,000 near Beaulieu, which he filed on nine years ago but which was then consider ed a most invaluable piece of land. Attorney J. J. Weeks of Cavalier, has gone to Souris. In partnership with JameF McCabe, formerly of Glasston, he will carry on a law, loan and real estate business. Mr. Weeks is well known throughout the countv as an honest, cap able and reliable young man and leaves with the best wishes of his many friends. Me.ssre. E. Truemner, Neil and James Thompson of Cavalier, have returned from an extensive trip through the west. They are unanimous in saying that the section around Moscow, Idaho, is one of the garden spots of the world. Mr. Treu mner went as far as Seattle. He reports E. E. Etnmers as having made consider able money in the meat business in Spo kane. He has lately sold out and gone to Moscow to live a retired life and spend his days in peace and plenty. A Convincing Answer. "I hobbled into Mr. Blackmon's drug store one evening," says Wesley Nelson, of Hamilton, Ga., "and he asked me to try Chamberlain's Pain Balm for rheu matism with which I had suffered for a long time. I told him I had no faith in any medicine as they all failed. He said: 'Well if Chamberlain's Pain Balm does not help you, you need not pay for it.' I took a bottle of it home and used it ac cording to the directions and in one week I was cured, and have not since been troubled with rheumatism." Sold by T. R. Shaw, druggist. OFFICIAL 1SSK wm ijfw 'J'- '4# $ •4 Pembina, Feb. 17th, 1902. Board met pursuant to adjournment. Present—full board. The following bills were examined and allowed:— R. McBride, cash advanced to N. D. Liquor institute for treat ment of Wm. Nicholson by or der of the board including board, clothing, washing, &c..$ 92 40 R. McBride, treasurer, paid for piping bought from ditch No. 11, by the county 94 50 Resolved that the county auditor and county treasurer accept the original taxes for all years on the undivided half of the west half of the east half of the s. e. of the s. w. °f sec. 6-16154 containing 10 acres, also to accept the original tax on e. yz of n. w. of n. w. of the s. e. of 5-161-54 containing 5 acres. J. LaMoure & Co., goods county poor, Thos. Clover, Oct. & N $ 1 0 0 0 J. LaMoure & Co., good county poor, H. Laducier, Nov. 5 00 J. LaMoure & Co., goods county poor, Thos. Clover, Dec 5 00 J. LaMoure & Co., goods cotlnty poor, James White, Dec 8 50 J. LaMoure & Co., goods county poor, Laducier, Dec 5 00 J. R. Gibson,goods furnished Mrs. Weiss county poor, Jan. and Feb. per bill 26 00 Resolved that the county auditor be authorized to cancel taxes for years 1891,1892 and 1893 on payment of $10.00 into thte county general fund upon the ne. 6-161-51. Board adjourned until 9 a. m., Feb. 1 8 $ Board met pursuant to adjournment. Present—full board. Resolved that the taxes appearing against the National Elevator Co., on lots 1, 2 and 3, block 17, City of St Thomas be cancelled for the years 1895 and 1896 for the reason that said Com pany paid said taxes as personal property for said years. The following places are hereby desig nated as places to sell chattels for the ensuing year, vis i", Pembina City, opposite'fctfurt htfilse. Joliette, opposite post office. ,•«? PEMBINA, !N". P., FRIDAY, FEB. 28,1902, Bowesmont, opposite post office. Drayton City, St Thomas, Glasston, Hamilton, Bathgate, Neche, Walhalla, Leyden, Backoo, Cavalier, *HenseI, Crystal, Leroy, Mountain, .• Garder, Hallson, Other routine matter 6ccupied the fore noon session. Board adjourned until 2 p. m, Board met pursuant to adjournment. Pr«*»ent—full board. The following bills were allowed Elis Thorwaldson, goods county poor, Vigfus Sigurdson, from Oct. 1001 to March 1st, 1902, as per vouchers to bill 33 00 H. H. Reykjalin, supplies county poor, Mrs. Boland, for Dec. 1901 and Jan. 1902 per vouchers 10 00 H. H. Annan, wood &c., furnish ed Mr. V. Johnson, co. poor... 2 00 S. M. Breiiljford, supplies county poor, Mrs. V. Johnson for Jan.. 8 00 J. K. Fairchild, bridge notice 82.70, special notice to tax pay ers £1 20. Total 3 go Pioneer Express, pub. comm. proc. Dec. 87:75,stationery &c., 88.70. Total. 14 15 Pink Paper, pub. comm. proc., stationary &c., per bill 55 75 J. K. Fairchild, pub. comm. proc. Ian 14 87 J. D. Wallace, insanity fees case, A. C. McCumber 9 25 E. W. Conniy, insanity fees, same case 00 E. R. Pratt, goods county poor, Nelson Blauchard per voucher. 8 00 Saylor & Co., goods co. poor Modest Deloraine per voucher. 5 00 B.J. Johnson, Jabor, court house per bill 450 Saylor & Co., goods county poor, Mrs. Bartlette per voucher 5 00 David Forbes, transportation pau per &c.... 4 00 Resolved that the county auditor and coupty treasurer be authorized to accept tTie amount Sronglnarsaitr for thc 1895 and 1901 on lot 2 in sec. 22, twp. 163-51, and that all other taxes wherein the county is interested appearing against said lot be cancelled, proceeds to be turned into the county general fund. Resolved that the county auditor be authorised to issue refund warrant to J. E. Lee amounting to 82.32 on account of over payment of taxes on lots 11 to 14, Block 9, Neche village. Resolved that the county auditor issue refund warrant for all outstanding certi ficates on the ne. X,18-163-56 at 7 per cent, interest by reason of same being, government land and nonassessable at time of tax sale. Mrs. F. A. Carter, board of G. I. Habbot county poor, Jan $ 10 00 H. J. James, prof, services, Lecue family, county poor 11 00 Thos. McDougald, board and care, Mrs. Graham, county poor Feb 8 00 Resolved that the bill of J. M. O'Con nor for support of Arthur Menzies be re jected on the grounds that same has never been authorized by any of the county commissioners. JM V".-A- k,*V^ SA t'ilsjY' Board adjourned until Feb 19th, 9 a.m. (Continued next week.) A Legacy of the Grip. Is often a run-down system. Weakness, nervousness, lack of appetite, energy and ambition, with disordered liver and kid neys often follow an attack of this wretched disease. The greatest need then is Electric Bitters, the splendid tonic, blood purifier and regulator ot Stomach, Liver and Kidneys. Thousands have proved that they wonderfully strengten the nerves, build up the system, and re store to health and good spirits after an attack of Grip. It suffering, try them. Only 50c. Perfect satisfaction guaranteed by T. R. Shaw, druggist. When you want a physic that is mild and gentle, easy to take and pleasant 'in effect use Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets. Price, 25 cents. Samples free. Every bpx guaranteed. For sale by T. R. Shaw, dfUggist. All kinds of Barney & Berry repairs lor skates can be found at Thompson's bicycle shop. tf. Latest improved Welsbach Incandes cent Gas Lamps (burns gasoline) on sale at G. G. Thompson's bicycle shop. Mrs. O. G. Thompson entertains her friends with a -Valentine party this even «*g. W a S i. k"*# etvEY J' .« 1 '"'VH. & fc We can sell you a ,» Do you want a perfect crop this year? Clean your seed with an OWEN5 MILL, then plant in with a good drill, & GO., such as Van Brunt & Wilkins Interchangable Shoe and Disc Drill. The Dowgiac Shoe and Disc Drill. I The Peoria Shoe Drill. 2 The Sucker State Desc Drill. I 20 shoe drill Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Sterling Silverware, Spectacles, 1 Silver Novelties, Eye Glasses. FINE REPAIRING A SPECIALTY. H. MILLER, Jeweler, Pembina, N. D. ,Ot*PA°0Off PEMBINA TONSORIAL PARLOR THE Bathgate Roller Mills Are now Running Night and Day,} BRINGINYOURGRIST. We Guarantee Every Sack of Flour. If the Flour Doss Not Suit You We Give You Back Your Money. J* FEED GRINDING A SPEGIALTY. C. PERRATLT, P. 6ARRIPY, R. DEMARS, Proprietors.. CHAS. PERRAULT, n&nager. for $95,00. Dealers in HARDWARE HARNESS AND MACHINERY, THE REAL THING. or so-called wholsale jewelers, can with difficulty be told from fine roll plate or solid gold. Wear will dem onstrate the difference—appearance will not. The only safe course in buying Jewelry of any sort is to rely up on the experience and honesty of the honest dealer, who cannot AFFORD to misrepresent goods. The art of imitation in IJewelry has been brought to such a degree of perfec tion that the cheap ''gilt" I stuff found in general stores, cc /C •o 2 tt BAT HQ ATE, UN. ~n\ HI :P '".s jig V..iV if'