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Em 1 Sfi* 1 »ife lllii teiiil .•iftK' ,M is^*ci' ,£M w'' p_" ::v I ^1- •feM?55 if •W' •M •10s .r- ivriP' Iv^fe^v \v^- S S *. A. Wardwell. G. G. Thompson. WlBBWIIIi ft TBOK7SOM COUNTY SEAT HYPOCRICY. The Chronicle, and other Cavalier [C^n. I promotor .newspapers, criticise the Pioneer Express because it has aigued the case at times from the point of riew of tlie residents of other towns and from the taxpayers' standpoint. We do not so much wonder at (his because these papero have shown in all their discussion how incapable they are of putting themselves in another's plane. In this fight Pembina and Cavalier are each actuated by purely selfish motives. Each of them desires tfee county seat for the advantages that accrue from its possession. Each local town outside of these two townB baa the right to STS look at the issue in exactly the same manner. Not what Pembina wants or what Cavalier wants but what they want. Not for Cavalier or Pembina but for themselves. There* is no great moral question to be dccided. The farmer has just the same right to figure on the matter .ifr a purely selfish manner. The only question that need appeal to him is the personal advantage or disadvantage of removal. .There.isn't any town in the county, but would be glad to get the county seat. There isn't any farmer in the county but would like to have the county seat near his farm. But when it pomes to removal to some other town or near another man's farm,, the question ^appeals to the towta or farmer in an entirely different manner.. To all the other towns it would be a disi!^vaniage:&n^ to.most of-the farmers the removal to Cavalier would be of no benefit whatever, while on the other hand :it would be a large addition to the ^^Itimay be true that if Hamilton or iit%it(i or soiiie other town was worKing for the removal' in the saine manner^iuatCavaher that we woipldargup •gainst suoh ,removal in the same mantiier as a( present against Cavalier. But'on' the other ha^d pyeiy argument now used for the removal to Cavalier applies with eqoal force to such rival! iO^ralier has from the be^nning tried maiiethe towns an} taxpayenbelieve )wblio bs«e^t OA the ebahty Jf* ,*ft "V 4^-* 2 BANK, OF OTTAWA E8TABUSHED 1S74., Capital Authorized .5,s. . Capital Paid Up Rest and Undivided Profits and .Undivided When remitting money use ,'r i^i Bank Money Orders llfife Payable at par at any Chartered Bank in Canada (Yukon excepted), IfefV .**'•' Official Directory US Senators Thompson IP McCumber US Kepresen-j 1 Hanna tativea A Gronna Governor-John Burke Lieutenant Governor—R S Lewis Secretary of State—Alfred Blaisdell State Treasurer—G Bickford State Auditor-D Briffhtbill Attorney General—Andrew Miller 1st Dist—Judson LaMoure, Pembina 2nd Dist—F A HaUiday. Urystal BEPKBSENTATIVES Emerson Branch. A. H. LOGAN, Manager. A N Anderson W Mann I W Standish Railroad Com-J1 missloners Supt of Pub Inst—W Stockwell Com of Insurance—E Cooper Gilbrei Morsran Com Aer A Labor—W reath Fisk Judfcer of Supreme Lg Spaldinr Court -p Ellswortii Carmody STATE SENATORS A McCrea, Drayton 1st District Walter Welford. Neche 2nd District—C Ganssle. St Thomas fudge 7th Jud. Dist—W Kneeshaw COUNTY OFFICIALS States Attorney—M Brynjolfson' Clerk of Court—Geo Peterson Sheriff—Geo Roadhouse Auditor—Wm. W- Felson Treasurer—FH Anderson Register of Deeds—John GUI'' County Judee—H Vick Surveyor—F Hebert Supt of Schools—Isabella A Burley Coroner—Dr Burrows Public Admin'r—Elis Thorwaldson 1st—E Myrick, Pembina 2nd—J Olafson. Gardar 3rd—Adam Norton, Caval 4th—Jos Eorin, Neche ,St Tho's County. Com'rs OFPIOIAL PAPER OF CITY •s.ooo.ooa •3,ooo,ooa Pembina has not taken any such high moral plane. It doesn't try to fool people with any such nonsense. When we tell the people that new court houses ost money and lots of it, the taxpayers "know it is true. When we tell people that it is poor business to hand over business tributary to their towns to a rival town they know that it is true. It don't make any difference what our own standpoint in the ma.ter is, these propositions are true just the same, whether uttered by the devil or an angel. The only thing that the reader need consider is the truth of the statements, not why they are stated—unless it is a hypocrite that utters them, and even then that is another consideration. Pembina has never posed as the great benefactor of the taxpayers. It has just treated the matter as a financial question. It has simply submitted figures of cost and asked the voter if he thought it would pay to remove the courthouse. Cavalier from the beginning has tried to make the taxpayer believe that they Wanted removal solely for his benefit that they had unselfishly raised a fund of $15,000, just so the people could have their rights that were being denied them by the Pembina villians, etc. and have tried to prove by false figures and assertions that the new buildings would cost the taxpayers almost nothing. Which is the hypocrite? "WHO LIES?" The above is an editorial heading in the Mountaineer. Say, Charlie, it was long ago decided that "short and ugly" word was hardly suitable for the use of anybody of good breeding except per haps Col. Roosevelt. We suggest that in this controversy we use a softer but just as significant a word and just say ••Lee's. You begin your inquiry of "who lies?" (mostly statements though) by saying that you publish in another column the mileage of 58 jurors who attended court in January, 1909. As there were but 28 jurors paid off at that term, (one of whom you have not on your list at all) the other 30 names must therefore be 30 Lees." You try to explain the extra number by saying they w«re a "second lot" called at the same term en the re was no second lot called. Because you know better, and because you intended to deceive your reedero by the same, this is another Lee. For proof see your own files. In December, 1906 you published the list of jurors called far the January term of court following. .That list is praetically identical with the last half of the list you now publish as the jurors paid off at that term. In May following you published another list of jurors called for the ensuing term of June. That published list is praetically identi cal with the names that now occupy abbut the first half of the 58 names that you still insist were all oalled in January. Then you say that this double lot of names of two terms' is a fair average for each and every term of court,,which would appear to be another Lee. 1 1 1 1 1 1 -*N? -S3,406,001. |gg You say the list as published iir the Hamilton Independent had been cor rected and that the differences were in favor of Cavalier. As David Ellenbaum who was not paid any mileage is credit ed in your libt with 166 miles from Cav alier when he received no pay for mile age, and as Charles Atkinsen of Pembi na is not listed stall who was, a juror at that term, it is evident that the list wa? dot corrected as given by you— henoe there is another little Lee. The insinuation that some of thes£ jurors that drew pay were eseused and Utat we purpoaaly laftthemopt on that aooouRt, is felaeand Intended to decaiv« tfaa naders of your pa$er aad is another yrtmjr dhantetatiatfeWm-'':MfA' fipSSSI The Cavalier Chronicle is authority for the statement that it was never in tended that any other name than that of Cavalier should be printed on the ballot. The same paper also says that the attempt of Pembina, to have the ballot so printed that each voter could follow the law and "vote for the town he prefers" is an attempt by Pembina to stifle and subvert the voice of the people. If the ballot is printed in strict ac cordance with the wording of the petition and in accordance with the resolution made by the county board it is not possible to word the ballot in any way that will permit the voter to even write in the name of any other town whatever. The only possible wording will have to be a question like the following:—"Shall the county seat be removed from Pembina to Cavalier, Yes—No." That is all the petition calls for and that is all that can be voted on aocording to the resolution made by the county board in answer to the petition. But still they claim it is Pembina that is trying to prevent a free expres sion of opinion when the vote is taken. If a voter attempted to change the wording as printed, his vote would not be counted if he just wrote in the name of any other town it could not be count ed because he is limited to either "yes" or "no" on the question as asked. As theChroniete remarks, it was never intended bjr the Cavalier committee that any other town should have a chance—and they are now fighting in the oourts, Pembina's plea for an open and free expression of the people so that each elector may have the privilege as the law says, "of voting for the place in the coifnty which he prefers by plac ing opposite the name of the place the mark (X)." That is al^ that Pembina is contending for in the courts and that is all that it could possibly contend for under the law but it has the right to ask that the law be obeyed in a case like this for itself, while on the other hand, it is not limiting ot curtailing anybody's rights but just the opposite. It is Cavalier that is trying to prevent a free expression by the voters. I^R Mr J^mWJ*4HHl..' ^v J^^B. THE ACTUAL COST TO THE TAXPAYER TO THE COUNTY SEAT TO CAVALIER. Cost of special election for bonding, I No. of persons paying over $5 taxes, about If equally divided cost to each I .Cost per thousand dollar assessment scattered abou't the county and every one can ask his neighbor as to the truth or fact of his being at Pembina or not." Well, it is so simple that we wonder a little even at your cheek in repeating these Lees. It would even be simpler to just ask the County Auditor or the Clerk of Court for a certified list of the jurors for the term amount of mileage don't you get the proof?—you say these figures you publish are from the records of the clerk of court. They are not a correct copy. .• You have insinuated by jour inquiry and your statements that this writer is a wilful liar and has deliberate falsified public records. Now, it is up to you to prove that to be a fact by publishing a certified list of the jurors and the amounts paid to them for mileage at the January term of 1909, or acknowledge you are yourself but a char-lie-lee. *"1111 11 III I 11I I I l"Ht Ml ||t»| As a further inducement, just to pay you for the trouble and postage, we will pay you for the publication of said names and amounts thus certified the sum of 95. NEVER INTENDED TO LET ANY OTHER TOWN COMPETE '3-t •a&i DOUBLED JURORS AND TREBLES MILBAGe FEES The Independent stands same relates to oorrected'by the Pembina Pioneer Express the matter of juvon' mileage in so far as the the number of jurors eerving at the January, 1900, tetm of oourt. There w*n» two t»RM of «mrt IBM ttmeftlaidM fSv1!/ V*t t*- ••^i.«V&i> The Grand Forks Herald, from infor mation supplied by Cavalier people, and all the county papers #hich favor coun ty seat removal, all c&nment~ on the decision of the supreme court and assume|or say directly that the decision was against Pembina, and that the court had decided the questions sub mitted on their merits. This is absolutely untrue. The court decided nothing Whatever except that they did not care to take original jurisdiction, and in effeot, thus said and that the action must originate in the district court and be appealed before the supreme court would consider the same. As the opinion delivered by the supreme court says, "counsel for the defendants in effeot, stated that they did not desire to raise an/ objection to the exercise by this court of its original jurisdiction and that a rf:, t'T 4 ^v 41. f^W* », r|0 'l»' t\ Hr ,v N" M* '•v a i' J-**- »m MOVE: "V •\v.S First insue of bonds, Interest at four per cent for twenty yeats 1j Net loss on old buildings, which cost $60,000 30,000 $100,000 80,ooo: Sa Furniture and flxrures 10.000! j! Total Immediate cost, county seat removal $221,000 1,000! 2,ooo $uo.oo 32.00!: the least change the.results sought to be aimed for, viz, that the county be put to needless expenses in jury and witness fees owing to Pembina's isolation from the center of population.—Hamilton Independent. The above confession is honest as far as the number of jurors goes, the con clusion is manifestly unfair because it specified and the makes just one half the difference in the paid them. Why cost "on the average per term" which was the subject of the exposition. Mr. Wood .however does not yet acknowledge that he also doubled the amount paid to the jurors by mistaken ly paying them 10 dents each way. He says in this last week's paper that "for the January term of 1909 the difference was 620 miles in favor of Cavalier going and returning." Allowing the same for the June term, and paying 5 cents a mile how can he make the assertion good that the money saving in juror's mileage for 1909 amounts to just $188. By his own "excess mileage" figures at five cents per mile it would be but $31 per term or $62 for the year and less than hall as much for the year 1910. "Come and cut again,^ Brother Wood. THE SUPREME COURT DECIDED NOTHING. they jouted with RELATOR'S OOURflSL IN KBQUESTING THAT THIS CJODBT BXEROISB ITS DISCRETION UPON IT8 MERITS." I That is, that as the Cavalier attorneys joined with the Pembina attorneys, in asking the court to dedidsjbn the merits of the question, therefore" the decision was just as much against Cavalier as against Pembina. As a matter of fact there was no decision whatever, except to refuse both parties in. their joint request. In other words the court refused to decide anything at this time and in this manner. And "both pkrties re so re us AN INVIDUOUS COMPARISON. Less than one fifth acre%iear Rose burg produced over $300 worth of cherries this spring. One hiindred and eighty-five acres in North l^kota pro duced 714 bushels of oatsi this year. Taking out seed, the groe&, production is about $136 worth of grim. Compar ed on a basis of acreage, juid value of production, if the North Dal^bta land is worth $40 per acre, the Umpqua valley land is worth something aver. $8000 per acre. If figures do not lie, pome years one acre in the Umpqua valley is worth morb than half a section in the Missis sippie valley. ''A* A friend at Newbeig,4Dre(i marked ycopy of a local paper the above. The statement Anybody knows that of oats as sUMd above •ffrnd» S®Sfeaa8fe« "S-i^:^a OCTOBER 7 jF 1910 NUMBER ^5 reports from the west, they are enjoying tbe best fruit crop that they ever had. But neither of these statements really mean anything by which to compare values. The cherry crop, or any other fruit crop is not the result of one sea son's labor, but of several if not many years work. It takes three months to raise a crop of oats in North Dakota and that don't mean that the farmer works every day at his oatst only the time to plow and seed. The fruit crop of five or ten acres takes all the fatmer's time all the year round—or else he don't have much fruit. Really, in the long run, the values of tbe crops are regulated more by the measure of men's labor than the value of the land. There are inany other considerations that make the value of land than just its fertility, though of course the fertility is always a leading factor. Farmers in North Dakota raise pretty much the same sort ot crops as the farmers of Illinois and Iowa, get just about the same prices for their products, and with considerably less labor, but lands in the former states sell for from two to four times as much per acre. •IN COUNTY COURT. H. G. VICK, JUDGE. ••••••••••••••••••••••••a* Summary of business for week ending September 21th, 1910. Estate of William G. Ferguson. Hear ing had on petition for probate of will. Appeared William H. Ferguson, Johan na Graham and Mary L. Johnstone, respondents. Said William H. Fergu son and L. D. Smith, one of the sub scribing witnesses to said will were both sworn and examined. Order made admitting will and bond of executors, William H. Ferguson and George A. McCrea, fixed at 1*3500.00. Estate of William Symington, Jr. Hearing had on petition to set aside homestead and personal property and orders made setting same apart. Estate of George J. D. Bene. Hear ing on petition for letters of administra tion adjourned to October 3rd, 1910 at 2 P. M. Guardianship of George Bernard Bene, minor. Hearing on petition for appointment of guardian adjourned to October 3rd, 1910 at 2 p. m. Estate of David Graham. Hearing had on final account of George A. Mc Crea, executor. Order made allowing final account and final decree issued. Estate of Edward Collins, Exempli fication of foreign will and petition for probate of same filed. Hearing on same set for Saturday, October 29tb, 1910 at 10 a. m. F. A. Wardwell, appointed as resident agent for non-resident exe cutors. Kllla a Murderer. A merciless murderer is appendicitis with many victims. But Dr, King's New Life Pills kill it by prevention. 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North Dakota, at said election: The State Officers are: Two Congressmen Three Justices of the Supreme court One Governor 1 One Lieutenant Governor One Secretary of State One State Auditor One State Treasurer One Superintendent of Public Instruction One Commissioner of Insurance f'~ One Attorney General One commissioner of Agriculture and labor Three commissioners of Railroads The District Officers are: One state senator to represent the Second district Two members of the house of representa tives to represent the First district One member of the house of representa tive-! to represent the Second district. Bowesmont village. Lqdeina township, Farr'i» school house licated on se corner of ne^4 sec. 9-1(10-54, Midland township, Quarn school district No. 73. building. Drayton city, city hall. Hamilton village, village hall. M. MlbUBI|2£ si The County Officers are v: One Sheriff One Auditor One Treasurer One clerk of District court One Register of Deeds One States Attorney One County Judge One Surveyor One Coroner One Superintendent of Schools -j Four Justices of the Peace Four Constables One county commissioner-First distrit One county commissioner-Third district One county commissioner-Fifth district Certain questions will be submit ed to the voters of said Pembina county at said 'f election to be by them voted upon and deteamined as follows: The question of whether or not the coun- .. ty seat of the county of Pembina shall be removed, under the provisions of Article 5 Chapter 28 of the 1905 Political Codt, from the city of Pembina, the place where it Is now located by law, to the city of Cav.ilier. in said county. The question of whether or not a tax be levied and collected in aid of an Agricul tural Fair. .t,.: Which election will be opened at eight o'clock in the morning and will continue open until five o'clock in the afternoon of that day. The following are the polling places as fixed by the board of county commission ers in the various election precincts of Pembina county North Dakota: Akra township, M. W. A. Hall, Akra P.O. Advauce twp.. Clow Bldg. on lots 1 and Beaulieu township, A. H. Melville Hall in Concrete village. Carlisle township. Town Hall at Carlisle P. O Cavalier township. City Hall at Cavalier city. Crystal township,Forre6ters hall, Crystal city. Drayton towp., Morrison school house. School disrrict No. 13. Elora township, Elora township Hall lo cated on sw corner of sw^4 of 15-159-54. Gardar township, I. O. O. F. Hall in Gardar village. Hamilton township, Township hall in Hamilton village. Joliette township. Town hall, in Joliette village. i.*fi LaMoure township. School house in:''»:= district No. 45 located *»n north center line, v-1 between ne ne and nw ne-8-162-56. 1 Lincoln township, Waldo building -r- 3? 2'.. -. block 3, Backoo village. ii liatligate township. Auger, Simons co. store in Bathgate city. 1 a A house,"1 public hall in Neche township. Neche Neche village. Park township, A. O. tJ. W. Hensel village. Hall in Neche village, Neche public hall. Pembina city, 1st Ward, Icelandic iialL Pembina city, 2nd Ward, City hall. AP&n#i,La.ci*?r,3rd Ward' A* in court® Pembina township. Court room house. City of Pembina. St. Joseph township. Public hall. Leroy P. O.. sec. 21-16355. St. Thomas township, Holbrook building St. Thomas city on lots 9 and 10 block 2. Thingvalla township, A. O. U. W. hall. Mountain village. Walhalla township. Fire hall, Walhalla village. Bathgate city, Foster's office building. Canton village. City hall, Hensel village. Cavalier city, 1st Ward, Kibbler's hall. Cavalier city, 2nd Ward, Fire hall. 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