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ITS POSITION DEFINED.
Candidate Mathews, in an inter
view in the East, professes absolute as
surance that his party and ticket will
sweep the territory with one of the old
time majorities— that is from 40,000 up
wards. Gen. Allen, the chairman of
the territorial committee, is credited
with as roseate a party view, and the
party organs generally allow their par
tisan enthusiasm to attain a similar al-
titude. With such enormous margins
c in their favor, it would seem that the
overflow of their magnanimity would
graciously concede to the opposition
such Ineffective strength as could be
gathered by industrious effort They
would refrain from personal attacks
upon Mr. HARDEN.and allow his house
hold to enjoy the immunity from rude
Invasion to which it is entitled. The
course of most of the party journals in
this respect does not suggest the enthu
siastic view referred to. The immedi
ate solicitude with them is the altitude
of the alliance vote. The somewhat
surreptitious publication in the alliance
organ in the absence of the editor is
seized with an eagerness suggestive of
desperation rather than placid confi
dence. That article has had the good
effect to draw out from President
Loucks a strong paper defining the po
sition of the alliance relative to the po
litical parties. This does not differ
from the statements heretofore in these
columns. As an organization, the alli
ance is strictly non-partisan, and only
participates in politics so far as to pro
tect and promote the purposes and inter
ests for which it was organized. If one
who is a candidate has held office and
used it adversely to the measures and
objects of the alliance, it would be
strangely inconsistent not to recognize
this fact. In the case of Mr. Mathews
and Mr. Harden, the opposing candi
dates for delegate, any member of the
alliance is free to vote for either. His
standing in the alliance cannot be
affected by such vote, except perhaps to
impair confidence in his intelligence
and good sense if lie favors one who has
proved unfriendly to the objects for
which the alliance is formed. Mr.
Loucks shows that Mathews op
posed alliance measures in the legisla
ture, and is committed by his interest to
policies that are disadvantageous to
farmers. On the other hand. Mr. Har
den* is committed to every plank in the
alliance platform, and identified in in
terest, as well as views, with their pur
poses. He has been for years an active
and efficient member of the organiza
tion, and one of its guiding spirits. Mr.
Loucks urges that policy and rood
sense should prompt alliance men to
give the preference to Harden. It is
understood that he consented to become
a candidate with the approval of his co
workers in the alliance work. While
there is no constraint upon any member
of the organization to vote for him, the
logic of the situation and the spirit of
the association are in that direction.
The good book admonishes to stand by
those of the same household, and it lias
A GOOD CKUSADE.
Some of the good ladies of the W. C.
T. 1". in the North have proven unequal
to the task of immuring in their own
minds the action of the union upon the
gum-chewing question, if the reports
received are reliable. If the action is
revealed correctly, it was resolved in
secret session to wage a crusade against
the prevalent habit of the young ladies,
and many only comparatively youthful.
For some reason not quite understood
this determination was to be kept from
the public. Possibly there was credit
given to the unjust imputation that
Dakota maidens, as well as some else
where, are inclined to be willful and
perverse when made the objects
of compulsory measures. They in
variably kick at the word obey
when carelessly left in the marriage ob
ligation. An organized assault upon
this cherished foible, if that is the word,
might cause a dorsal erection, es
pecially if supported or encouraged by
the male element. The design of the
matrons evidently was for each to en
force discipline and repressive measures
in her own domestic jurisdiction. If
the publicity given the matter shall
tend to thwart the excellent purpose, it
will be a source of regret. In all the
prominent Dakota towns gum-chewing
is reputed as common with the young
ladies as the mastication of the weed is
with the other sex of most any age. As
they promenade the streets with each
other or their beaux, their jaws are seen
in active exercise, and spitting is not
unknown. It is not insisted that this
obnoxious and not at all grace
ful practice is confined to Dakota towns
or females, but the W. C. T. U. there is,
so far as information is had. in advance
of any other section in taking ground
to eradicate this peculiarly feminine
vice. The matter is referred to in onier
to commend and encourage this cru
sade. If it can be sandwiched in be
tween their objurgations of liquor and
tobacco, it is not certain, but that it will
effect quite as much good as effort
upon either of the other reformatory
lines. Aside from the coarseness and
essential vulgarity of the practice, those
competent to pronounce class it with
habits that mar the image of Deity. If
it makes the full cheeks, rosy with
health, gaunt, bony and pallid, as al
leged, unmarried females, at least, can
not afford to continue to chew., In any
event all men will applaud the action of
the W. C. T. U.
There are a good many farmers in
Dakota who have had a profitable sea
son, if wheat was a short crop. For in
stance. Mr. Natwick, in Brookings
county, had over 8,000 bushels of flax
on his KM) acres, and has upwards of
5..000 in the bank as the result. In the
midst of the frost and hard wheat re
gions, many farmers are reporting a
profitable year. G. W. Wood, in the
west part of Grand Forks county, had
500 acres of No. 1 hard that threshed
from fourteen to twenty bushels
per acre. He will net a hand
some sum at present figures. Mr.
SuoKTiuiHiK, in the same section,
rather likes the shortage, as he will
make M much off of his 4,000 bushels
as he did off of 8,000 last year. The
Grandin, one of the largest bonanza
farms, on the first 10,000 acres threshed,
has an average of 10 bushels an acre.
Those big farms have seldom averaged
over 16 to 18 bushels per acre, so the
robust market this year will bring them
about as much money as usual. It is
tne farmers who didn't get any wheat
to speak of this year who are in the
financial purgatory. Some of them are
lucky if they can worry along till they
tan make a crop.
At its recent s__-?g*3 the territorial
convention of the W. C. T. U. placed
much stress upon its deprivation of
the ballot. They want to vote, and
mean to vote somewhere, if it is only in
a sewing circle. At this gathering they
resoluted "unqualified censure" of the ,
M. E. general conference for not admit
ting females as voting and talking
members of that body. They were not
quite in line with the Minnesota W. C.
T. V.. which, a week later, applauded
the action of the M. E. conference in
making a sort of local option of the
point censured in Dakota. But Dakota
is breezy and always a little in advance
of the states.
In one of the central counties a farmer
grew eighteen bushels to the acre of
Sax, which he sold at SLOG a bushel, be
sides selling the straw for several dol
lars a ton. This was no unusual yield,
but the profit is better than the average
on wheat, even when the crop is good
and the prices liberal. It is best to
have something besides wheat
It Is intimated that, should Harrison
and Mathews be elected, the latter
will present the name of Gov. Ordway
to the president for governor of Da
kota. The theory is that, as Okdway
appointed Mathews on the capital
commission, the reciprocation would
take this shape. Ordway, or Old
Jumbo, as he was dubbed by those who
shied all sorts of missiles at him, would
not care for the position for the money
in it, bat would take it for the chance
to down the fellows who abused him.
The attacks upon him were in connec
tion with the capital commission, and
lie would take pride in being vindicated
by the election of one of his commis
sioners to congress. After such in
dorsement there could be little objec
tion to his appointment as governor.
Some imagine that his crafty hand was
at work at Watertown. But as HARRI
son is not likely to be elected president,
and Mathews only aspires to be an
errand boy at Washington, and state
hood will be reached by the time he
takes his seat, there is no need of culti
vating insomnia over the matter.
There is no doubt that the verbose
statesman from Grand Forks did use
the word chestnut in referring to
soldiers, or the soldier question, at I
Washington— and so he used the word I
petticoat in his reference to the glow
in.' champion of woman suffrage, Maj.
I'iciii.EK. When the exhilaration of
the hour subsided, the two gallant
mouth warriors kissed and fell into
each others' arms. Ward did not want
to have any soldiers stay mad at him,
and the papers that treat his, words as
disrespectful to the veterans strain the
facts. No man, certainly not a poli
tical!, would derogate from the just
deserts of the men who held up the flag;
and too much consequence is given a
very glib and flatulent word emitter—
a legal gentleman who makes his
money with his tongue.
The kick being put forth by those
who are made unhappy by the ocular or
mental view of the governor of the ter
ritory over the money he tanes in as a
result of the notary law of the last leg
islature does not seem warranted by
the amount involved or the facts in the
case, His salary is but f-,-00 a year, it
is stated, and the addition under this
law is put at 1,500. This is an aggre
gate of §4,100. If it is true that he has
to pay for a clerk or two out of this, the
enrichment of his exchequer will not be
excessive in the two or three years he
will receive it. The governor did not
pass the law, if it is objectionable. It
was introduced in the house a month
oerore ■jurncii Became governor by one
of the leading Republicans— resident
of Gifford's town. It is said that he
did not know of it until he became gov
ernor, if it is found this winter that
he has become unwarrantably rich un-
der its operation, the legislature can
easily repeal the act. He lias not, cer
tainly, received larger advantage from
it than the last legislature designed.
If the reports of some of the partici-
If the reports of some of the partici
pants are reliable, the managers of the
editorial excursion are falling into a
good-natured error that has been found
very pernicious in some of the states.
They sLate that the company that ac
cepted the courtesies of railroads as
newspaper people was largely composed
of preachers and outsiders, those who
have no visible connection with the
pies**. It will be difficult to secure
favors from the transportation com-
panics if this is to be the practice. One
of the parties says the crowning- act of
humiliation was the selection of a
monthly paper in Chicago as the official
organ. Others who went are dissatis
fied over the fact that the expenses in
the park were out of proportion to their
finances. However, they are doing a
good amount of advertising for that
wonderful region, which will be worth
more than it costs to the railroads and
public caterers on the route.
Maj. Fleming, of Fargo, the states
man, bonanza farmer and zenith Da-
kota Mason, has an eye for the the pict
uresque, or is so infused with the Ohio
political idea that he utilizes the van
dalism of the elements to verify his
idealism, so to speak. The frost and
rust or blight worried th« virtue out of
480 acres of his wheat He had it cut
ami put in shocks, the yield of straw
being very heavy, but the grain not
worth threshing. Then on a recent
night he had men ride over the unprofit
able 480 acres horseback with torches to
set fire to all these shocks. It was a
luminous and attractive sight— a sort of
agricultural torchlight procession, the
pyrotechnics of the Cass county fight,
in which the major is a staff and pillar
of the straight party ticket. He was
formerly an Ohio neighbor of the In
dianapolis statesman whose election the
enthusiastic bonanza farmer antici
pates, and would cheerfully bum a few
wheat-ess shocks to light his path to
the White house. •-.-_-,*,".
Occasionally the wife of Mr. Crax-
MKit, the Prohibition candidate for con
gress, appears as a speaker at some
W. C. T. I*. occasion, but the candidate
part of the domestic firm seems to have
almost dropped out of public view.
Possibly his oratorical efforts have be
come infrequent from lack of hearers.
At all events, the Prohibitionists are
I not running over each other in the
I scramble to get into his political vehicle.
i Possibly it is to recall or secure atten-
I tion to Mr. Ciiaxmki: that the Water
j town Journal assails him, apparently.
on a tender spot. It alleges that, as su
j perintendent of the loaning department
I of a bank at Ipswich, his home, he made
I loans to farmers on real estate and
chattels at exorbitant rates, sometimes
I as high as 20 per cent for ten days or
j less, taking a mortgage on property
j worth four times the loan. Two years
j ago he was able to become a loaner on
his own account, and is exceedingly
thrifty, if that is his record, he is not
an alluring solicitor of the votes of
farmers, but he is not enough of a can
didate to make it very material as to
his vocation or record.
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It is stated that the Missouri slope, of
which Bismarck is the metropolis, has
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: ; SATURDAY MOEJONG, SEPTEMBER 29, f 1888.
in the past six years contributed over
?50.000 to the benevolent institution
at New Orleans called the Louisiana
State lottery. It does not matter
whether crops are good or bad, times
hard or as easy a. floating down the
big river, the regular monthly -'renin
flows to the Southern absorbent. About
bls years ago a 130,000 prize was report
ed to have fallen to a military man in
the Bismarck region, and this has been
a leading cause for the contribution of
probably ten times that amount from
North Dakota. There have been occa
sional small drawings in that section,
but it costs on an average over ten dol
lars to secure one in return. If it took
ten bushels of wheat on the average for
the producer to grow one, the produc
tion of wheat would soon cease. There
are hundreds of persons in North Da
kota who contribute their one or two
dollars a month to this lottery, year
after year, with more regularity than
they pay their preacher.
The story about grading wheat as
frosted where there had been no frost
has a chestnut flavor, but there is a
slight change in the case of J. 11. Mc-
Rostie, of Blanchard, as vouched for
by the Hillsboro Banner. He sent
samples of last year's wheat to Min
neapolis which came back graded
"Badly frosted, grading No. 2," while a
sample of this year's was thought pretty
fair quality and graded No. 1.
Some of the papers are troubled
because Mr. Harden is not talking
much about division and admission in
his speeches. Are the Republicans
voluble on that line since the nomina
tion of Mathews? Who has heard
even Campbell open his mouth on the
subject? It will be time enough to take
up that subject after the election.
There should then be a determined drive
made for statehood in some shape. The
situation will be easier to define after
the oth of November.
Since the result of the Maine election
has been known Col. Plummer most
ungenerously spoils the compliment
paid him of modesty and proximity to
facts. He imitates the oracle, Blame,
in fanciful boasts, asserting that the
Republican majority was over 18,000,
and the plurality 22,000, the largest
since the war. He adds 4,000 to the
true figures. This is not very impor
tant in itself. An inch more or less on
a man's nose is not much, but it affects
its contour very materially. In Maine
it was not the fact of a majority that
was important, but its size, as a straw
showing the popular current. When
the colonel deliberately adds 4.000 in
order to sustain a claim, it causes a
painful loss of confidence in his veracity.
As a sounding cymbal of the great ter
ritory, all parties took pride in Col.
r.'.i'MMKii. It has been believed that
lie could use facts when voluminous,
but a shade of lachrymose doubt is now
thrown over that belief. It is possible
that the little brown jug came in use
after the election, and its exhilaration
has affected his pencil, as well as
Some of the papers are still repeating
the absurd little fiction that Mr. Har
den* refused to address the Farmers'
alliance in one of the counties until he
was paid (15 for the effort. That isn't
as good as the story that the candidate
requires his wife to work in the field
while he travels. Somehow Candidate
Harden is disturbing the political
comfort of a good many people just at
It is claimed that Mr. Mathews
should receive the vote of the farmers
because he lias stock in a creamery at
his home. Can he make butter?
The Mouse river region seems to be
one of the few sections where chicken
hunters found plenty of game this sea
son. One party of railroad men are
said to have brought away COO of the
LOCAL OPTION CONVENTION
Resolves to Make a Fight Again for the
BUT WILL NOT TAKE SIDES
In the Big Fight That Is Waged Over
the Big Argus
Special to the Globe.
Casselton, Sept. 28.— The Prohibi
tion County convention was called to
order Wednesday at 3 o'clock p. m. by
M. 11. Kiff, of Tower City, chairman of
the local option committee, who stated
the object of the meeting to twenty-two
men and nine, ladies. Smith Stimmel,
the Democratic candidate for the coun
cil, was present, and moved that, his
personal friend, <). W. Francis, of Fargo,
be made permanent chairman. Francis
was elected unanimously, and upon
taking the chair thanked the convention
for the honor bestowed. It was an
up to the time -of appointing the com
mittee on resolutions, when it became
evident that Stimmel and Francis were
attempting to run things for political
purposes, and there was a decided re
monstrance against trickery. The com
mittee was appointed, and the conven
tion adjourned for two hours for the
purpose of allowing the committee
time to draft the resolutions. It is re
ported on good authority that resolu
tions indorsing the
had already been prepared, but fearing
they could not be carried, the following
Whereas, The question of local op
tion is again before the people of Cass
county, to be voted upon at the coming
election in November;
Whereas, The declaration of princi
ples of opposing parties is now before
the people, and that only the platform
adopted by the People's ticket has con
sidered the subject of temperance; and.
Whereas, We believe the third para
graph of said platform, relating to the
traffic of intoxicating drinks in said
platform, is a full and fair presentation
of the issue now before the people of
this county upon that subject; there
Resolved, First.— we, the friends
of local option, hereby indorse said res
olution as the sentiment of this conven
Second.— That the present local op
tion law, poorly enforced, is preferable
to any license law of any kind or sort.
Third.— we recognize the fact
that a great good has been accomplished
in Cass county, by the passage and
adoption of the local option law, and
deem it of great importance that it not
only be continued in force, but that we
use our best endeavors to secure such
amendments thereto by the coming
legislature, as will facilitate its rigid
After the reading of these resolutions
it was evident by the clouded counte
nance of Chairman Francis that the
original programme had been deviated
• A STORMY SCENE
was only prevented by the speedy
adoption of the committee's labors.
Officers of the Cass county local option
alliance were then elected for the en
suing year, and Smith Stimmel, who
had made nearly every motion during .
the session, sadly arose and . moved to
adjourn, and the assemblage dispersed.
Everybody was pleased with the action
of the convention, except Stimmel and
Francis, who had come with the fond
anticipation of an indorsement of the
mugwump anti-Edwards ticket, but met
with a disastrous failure.
TAKEN IN SOMEWHAT
By the Smooth - Tongued
Agents of the Chicago
Who Proposed to Make All the
Dakota Farmers Rich at j
By Paying the Chicago House
a Few Thousand for a -
It is a Good Thing, if Not
Crowded, in a New, Unpre
Special to the Globe. ■
Mandan, Sept. 28.— The creamery
furore— for indeed that is what it was—
which struck Dakota last spring has
materially subsided. A good many citi
zens* who are deep in these enterprises
wish they were not, and a good many
who at . one time mourned their
lost opportunities, are mourning no
longer. While it is a fact that
there is no enterprise that will
do more to encourage a farming com
munity and help to make them rich
than a creamery, yet there are spots on
earth where they are out of place. In
a thickly settled Minnesota farming
community, where, within a radius of
five miles, there can be procured from
500 to 1,000 cows, a creamery can be
made to pay. But in so many Da
kota communities where creameries
have been started it takes three or four
drivers six days a week to gather the
cream from 500 cows, and as they have
to drive over a vast extent of country
to get this number of cows they must
be well paid for the wear and teai on
themselves and their horses.
IS DOING BETTER NOW,
Had Been Losing One Hundred
and Fifty Dollars Per Month.
Special to the Globe.
Mandan, Sept. 28.— was coming up
a branch of the Northern Pacific a few
days ago, when I met a gentleman in
terested iv one of the many creameries
that was started this summer. I asked
him how the institution was doing.
"We are losing 1150 a month, now,"
was the reply. "Rut that is not so bad
as we have been doing. We ship our
product to Chicago, where it commands
a good price. When We first started we
lost a good deal more than that, and we
shall have to shut down if we don't do
better than we are able to do at pres
1 asked how it came about that they
were losing so much. "Well," was the
reply,, "we pay 10 cents for a gauge of
cream— that is, as much cream as will
make a pound of butter. We get 20
cents for our butter in Chicago.
Out of the -4 cents margin we
should pay for collecting the cream—
and this one item eats up the whole 4
cents— the salaries of our butterniakers
and manager; tubs, freight to Chicago,
commission on the butter, fuel, ice. and
the thousand and one expenses that
come upon us in a* way that a creamery
man only can understand."
1 asked what the farmers in that vi
cinity could get for their butter at the
stores. He replied that they could get
10 cents a pound in trade. Then why,
in the name of common business sense,
should the creamery pay them 10 cents
in cash for the cream that would make
a pound of butter, going to their doors
for it? The reply was, "The creamery
was started for the
BENEFIT OK TIIE FARMERS,
and if we did not pay this much we
should not get enough cream to make
ii an oujeci io run me creamery." i
suggested to him that it would be better
for them to shut up altogether
than to run on the present basis,
and 1 further ventured the as
sertion that the farmers did as
much kicking over the price they were
getting as they would if they were get
ling 10 cents, or say 11 cents. I was
told that probably I was right; the
farmers kicked all the time* because
they did not get 1. cents, and notwith
standing all that was said to them they
claimed that the creamery was making
lots of money.
CAUSED BY CHICAGO AGENTS
Who Wanted to Sell the Supplies
and Instruct at Large Figures.
Special to the Globe.
Mandan, Sept. 88.— was talking
also with the projectors of the creamery
at Valley City, and that at Bismarck.
The verdict of both is that the parties
are losing money, the reason being
that they have to go so far to
gather their cream. It cost no more
to make 500 pounds of butter a day than
half that quantity, and if fixed charges
in the shape of iucl, salaries, etc., have
to be distributed over the small number
of pounds of butter, the manufactured
article costs a good deal more when it
gets into the market
cThe creamery furore was started here
by traveling men representing a very
active firm of Chicago dealers in cream
ery supplies. These traveling men
would swoop down on a meeting of citi
zens aud explain to them the advantages
to the farmer and the rest of the
community of a creamery. Most of
what they said on this score was cor
rect. Then the traveling men would
expatitate on the advantages of the
particular system of creamery that they
represented, and would take the con
tract of furnishing a building, ma
chinery and all the appliances to make a
for— say $0,000. Valley City, Bismarck,
La Moure, Cooperstown, New Rock
ford. Jamestown and other points took
hold. Mandan, determined not to be
behind Bismarck, went into the cream
ery business, but in a little dif
ferent way. A company was formed of
local parties, and they put up their own -
building, and started up on a different
system, though as they think, a better
one. They only needed $2,000 to start,
retaining for themselves the profit that *
the Chicago firm got in the other cases.
Their running expenses are less, and
they are not only not losing money, but
are beginning to take in a little more
each month than they pay out.
The experience of creamery adven
turers in this territory leads to the con
clusion that there have been a good
many creameries started which are too
big and run on too expensive a basis.
They are well adapted for sections of
country in Minnesota and lowa, and
will do here very well in ten years
time, but at present they can only he
run at a loss. These facts can be sub
stantiated by anyone who will make an
examination. >.•• <■■. i ;
, A PANIC IN THE RANKS, j
They Might Withdraw Mathews
If It. Were in Their Power.
Special to the Globe.
HiLLSnono, Dak., Sept. 28.— The
published address of Hon. 11. L. Loucks,
president of the territorial Farmers'
alliance, has created, a terrible panic in
the ranks of the Republican party. His
exposure of the hypocracy of the Re
publican platform adopted at Water- '
town, and the insincerity of the nomi
nee who stands upon it, has so -de
moralized them that they do not know
which way to turn. Certainly
DEFEAT AWAITS THEM
with the man they have now. to lead
them. 3 No intelligent Republican voter
who has a home in this territory and an
interest in the general welfare of the
country, can consistently vote for
Mathews, knowing him as they must.
It is rumored that the Republican terri
torial convention is urging Mathews to
withdraw from the canvass so they may. I
: . .'revs me further, Mr. Outvit,"'
place another person less objectionable
at the head of their ticket. This would
be a pretty hard thing to do, as all the
Republican leaders seem to be objec
tionable to the masses this year. - *
There seems to be a tremendous Har
den wave all over the territory, which
bids fair to engulf and annihilate the
entire Republican hosts. So goes Min
nesota, so goes Dakota.
THE Pit A HUE FLAMES
Cause Severs Loss to Two Young
', * Men Just art in*. Out,
Special to the Globe.
' Langford, Dak., Sept. 28.— Some
unknown, parties set a straw stack on
fire one windy day this week, and in a
few moments it was rushing with ter
rific destruction southward, burning 700
bushels of wheat, granary, stable, a
team and two sets of harness belonging
to Woulph and Smith, formerly from
Galena, 111. It is a severe blow to them,
as they are young men just starting out;
! The fire was stopped by Mr. John
Seneidt by piowing lire breaks. Stren
uous efforts are being made to discover
the originators of the fire, and if found
out, will be punished to the full extent
of the law. -77 \ •■H
AS BEEN NOTHING LIKE IT
The Mitchell Fair Surpassed All That
Had Been Held Before.
A CENT A MILE BROUGHT OUT
The People in Swarming Thousands,
and the Exhibit Was Ex
Special to the Globe.
Mitchell, Sept. 28.— The fourth an
nual territorial fair, which closed to
day, has been a most successful one.
The attractions have been many and of
surpassing merit, and as a result the
town has been overflowing with visitors
and sightseers. The hotels, restaurants
and citizens in general have been pushed
to accommodate the crowds that have
been in attendance, while the stores
have been full of buyers every day.
Merchants report a much heavier
trade than at any previous gathering
of this kind, showing that
THE GOOD CROPS
of this year have been the cause of
putting a largely increased amount of
cash in circulation among the farmers.
The exhibit of
FINE STCOK AND HORSES
has been much better in the number
of entries and exhibitors than hereto
fore, although no better in quality than
last year. D. G. Spauldina, of Hamlin
county, had a large exhibit of Short
horn cattle, which included several
famous head of this breed. .
C. M. Prouty, of Grand Forks, 'had a
fine exhibit of Shorthorns brought from
the North Dakota fair, while Boiee, of
Sioux Falls, exhibited twenty-three
head of the same kind. The other
Shorthorn exhibitors were N. EL Will
iams «.. Son and The Lakeside com
pany, of Madison, Dak.
James M. Patton exhibited a fine col
lection of Hereford-. Shaw & Glenn,
nf MilK'inl.- i> vliil.it.. 1 1 a ....... 1 ... ,- f i...
ported Aberdeen-Angus cattle, as did
also Dr. J. C. Alloway. of Grand Forks.
11. S. Newton, of Bridgewater, showed
nine rare Devons.
The Friesland Stock company, of
Aberdeen, had on exhibition a number
of this famous breed, including the
famous Lena Twist, which took first
prizes at St. Paul ami Grand Forks.
A group of Holsieins, owned by J. C.
Wade, of North Dakota, attracted much
The Augreen stock farm, of Minne
apolis, had the largest exhibit of swine,
poultry and sheep.
The principal exhibits in the horse
department were made by the Lakeside
stock farm of Madison, Dak., which ex
hibited"- fine lot of Percherons; E. 11.
Jacobs, of the same place, who ex
hibited English Shires; M. Stratton. of
Carthage, exhibiting both Shires and
Percherons; William Worden, of Red
field, with fourteen head of Percherons:
the Sioux Falls Stock company, with a
large exhibit of Shires and Shetland
ponies; the La Belle ranch, Winfred,
Dak., with a large collection of magnifi
cent English Shires and Clydesdales;
the Spirit Lake county stock farm, of
De Smet. exhibit the same breeds.
Other smaller exhibits including rare
animals, are ,made by Taylor, of
Letcher; Irish, of Amlover; Shaw &
Glenn, of Milhank, and parties from
Huron; Roswell Letcher, Woonsocket,
and many other points in the territory.
The exhibit of the Brookings agricult
ural college was the center of
ATTRACTION TO MANY.
It includes students' work in manu
facturing varied articles from iron and
wood, in cooking, in drawing and
sketching, photography and agricult
The articles are displayed and ar
ranged very artistically, and take up
half of the Davison county building,
the other of which is devoted to the
exceptionally tine educational exhibit
of the schools of Davison county.
This exhibit is very meritorious, and
reflects great credit upon the public
school system of this county. The ex
hibit includes herbariums, drawings,
maps, examination papers, neatly and
artistically exhibited, and is evidence
of the high attainments of the exhibi
tors. The schools of Beadle, Union,
Clay and Yankton counties are also ex
hibitors in this department, as well as
the deaf and dumb institute of Sioux
While the exhibits In the
'■'.'! "'*-'■ ART DEPARTMENT
were exceptionally fine last year, yet
they were outdone the present, both* in
value and number. In short, the ex
hibit was the very best that any terri
torial fair has ever had, and was worthy
the praise which has been awarded it on
Taking everything into consideration,
the present fair has been the cuiimna
tion of all the fairs ever held in Dakota.
The attractions have been' very satis
factory and the attendance enormously
large. The weather was good, and as a
result the remarkable satisfaction given
by this, the last territorial fair which
Mitchell will hold for a number of
years, will be one -for future fairs to
pattern after, but not surpass. * '.**," .
Mitchell in general and Dakota are
reaping economiums of merited praise.
SOME LUCKY FARMERS
In the Sheyenne Valley Who Have
Twenty Bushels of No. 1 Hard.
Special to tbe Globe. "
Valley City, Sept. 28.— The hum of
the threshing machine is heard in* all
directions, and in many cases its music
is not very cheering to the farmer. The
combined efforts of rust and frost sadly
interfered with the hopeful prospect of
the growing crops, and the anticipated
profits of wheat raising at the present
favorable figures are not satisfactorily
realized.* While' in some portions of the
county fields yield twenty bushels per
acre of No. 1 hard, yet in other sections
the wheat crop is comparatively worth
less. It Is estimated that the market
vaiue of the wheat crop will be about 75
per cent of the average for the past few
years, * ...; ■-.-
LOOKED AT AT ABERDEEN.
Tbe Alliance Editor Not Favorable to
the Candidacy oi Mathews.
HE KNEW HIS RECORD.
Several Blatters of Interest to the Re
volving Hub oi the
Special to the Globe.
Aoerdeen, Sept. 28.— attitude
of the Ruralist, the official organ of the
Farmers' alliance, published at Aber
deen, in the matter of Mathews' candi
dacy.has been the subject of much com
ment in territorial papers. Republican
papers have either mistakenly or will
fully claimed that the Ruralist has come
out in favor of Mr. Mathews, but such
is not the case. In the Ruralist of Sept.
5 an editorial appeared speaking of Mr.
Mathews in kindly terms, though in no
sense indorsing his candidacy. Such
action would have been in direct oppo
sition to the
' non-partisan* principles
of the organization. Yet this utterance,
qualified as were its terms, has made
things decidedly interesting in alliance
circles. The clause which declares that
Mr. Mathews has been friendly to the
farmers and to alliance legislation has
excited the most criticism, and it is this
assertion which proves conclusively
that the editorial did not come from the
editor, Mr. Crosse, who, as speaker of
the house at the last session, knew that
Mr. Mathews' record "a friend of the
farmer" was not a shining one in the
territorial council. The facts as to
ORIGIN AND MOTIVE
of the article are briefly as follows: The
Ruralist company was reorganized some
months ago, several gentlemen in Aber
deen becoming stockholders. During
the spring and summer. Mr. Crosses
duties as president of the Farmers'" Al-
liance company have made it impossible
for him to give the paper his close, per
sonal attention. Recently the editorial
work of the paper has been done at the
office of the Aberdeen News, where
the paper is now printed. Shortly
after Mathews' nomination, one of the
local stockholders, a strong Republican,
came to Mr. Starling, of the News, and
directed him to publish a favorable edi
torial notice of Mr. Mathews. This
Mr. Starling caused to be done, having
bad instructions to consult the gentle
man referred to as to any question af
fecting the policy or management of the
paper. Mr. Crosse had no knowledge
of the editorial, and at the time of its
publication was absent upon the edito
rial excursion. He basin no way ratified
even the qualified indorsement of
Mathews, and unless his convictions
have undergone a marked change, is in
no sense a Mathews man. An attempt
was leeently made by the Bismarck
correspondent of the Pioneer Press to
show that Mr. Crosse is favorable to
Mathews, but those with whom he is
most intimately associated declare that
as an alliance man lie could
NOT INDORSE MATHEWS'
anti-farmer record. Be this as it may,
the Alliance are for Harden, and each
day gives some new proof of the fact.
If it were otherwise, all the declara
tions of alliance conventions, the prin
ciples of the organization, and the plans
by which it hopes to secure needed leg
islation, would amount to nothing if
support were denied to one of the ablest,
most prominent and sincere advocates
of alliance measures simply because he
is a Democr at.
A PRESSING BANQUET.
Five Hundred Notables Will Have
Invitations to Its Good Cheer.
Special to the Globe.
Arerdeen, Sept. Arrangements
are being perfected for the banquet and
reception to be given on Thursday, Oct.
11, by the Aberdeen Press club. Five
hundred invitations will be issued and
a number of prominent newspaper men
from various parts of the territory are
expected. Gov. Pierce has been in
vited to deliver an address. A splendid
collation with toasts, and followed by a
grand ball at Masonic hail are the
features of the programme.
A MODEL OF ARCHITECTURE,
And an Institution of Which the
Young Metropolis Is Well
Special to the Globe.
Areroeen, Dak., Sept. 28. — The
Academy of the Sacred Heart, the new
Catholic school for girls, is nearly com
pleted and ready for occupancy. The
building, a large and commodious
structure, is located in the eastern part
of the city, and is a model of modern
school architecture. (The academy will
accommodate thirty boarders and some
fifty day pupils. Sister Mary Hughes,
superior, and a number of sisters will
. have charge of the institution and a
good attendance is already assured.
Some of the Features.
Special to the Globe.
Aberdeen, Sept. 28.— Work upon the
sewers is now progressing rapidly, and
all fears of a failure to complete the
work this fall are removed.
A good flow of water has been found
in the artesian well, and the contractors
have advertised for bids for the con
struction of the pumping works.
— i mi —
THEY ARE IN GOOD HUMOR
Can Smile Louder Than They Have
for the Past Four Years.
Special to the Globe.
Brookings, Sept. 28— The wind is
blowing a gale from the northwest,
causing serious interference with
threshing operations, at which all the
the farmers are busy. The yield of
oats turns out much better than the
early threshings indicated. The good
prices for grain are an encouragement,
which has put all in a good humor, and
many are in better spirits than they
have been before for years.
The building boom in this city still
continues, foundations for three .new
dwellings were laid this week, and they
will be pushed to completion this fall.
OUGHT TO FEEL GOOD.
With a Fair Crop and the Good
Prices They Now Receive.
Special to the Globe. •■7;
Longford, Sept. 28.— S. R. Knight
pays $6,415.45 to grangers in one day for
No. 1 hard whiat, and during one week
paid out over 125,000. Our wheat crop
averages about 15 bushels per acre and
the present price 92 cents is making
farmers feel happy. Mr. Knight the
cashier of the bank of Longford says
that his collections average over $1,000
per day. ■
A WANT TO BE SUPPLIED
To Enable the People to Borrow
Money at Fair Rates.
Special to the Globe. *
Roscoe, Sept. 28.— A. Smith, gen
eral agent of Minneapolis, and W. S.
Wynne, assistant agent of Aberdeen,
were In Roscoe Friday and Saturday
last, aud organized a branch of . the
American Building and Loan associa
tion of Minneapolis, with the following
officers: C. H. Spencer, president; F.
* M. . Hopkins, treasurer; O. C. Cram,
secretary. About $16,000 worth of stock
was subscribed for, and the enterprise
promises to be a great success," as it
supplies a" long-felt want here. The
low rate of interest for which money
can be secured enables many persons of
small means to secure good homes, who
would otherwise always* live in rented
houses. The upright business methods
of Messrs. Smith and Wynne inspire
confidence in business men, and the
very best citizens have become members
of the association in Roscoe,and heartily
commend it to a'l the enterprising resi
dents in the territory.
31 AY BE A JAM 11
In the Republican Legislative
. Lines in the Traill District.
Special to the Globe.
Coopkrstowx. SeDt. 28.— The Eight
eenth legislative district convention,
at Portland, Traill county, nominated
Reed, of Hillsboro, for the council,
Adams, of Griggs, and Smith, of Steele,
for the house. Adams and Smith have
practically no opposition, while Mr.
Reed has a Democratic opponent, Jahr.
of Hillsboro, and a Farmers' alliance
man, Hanson, of Hillsboro. Caledonia,
Hillsboro, Mayville and Portland have
certain jealousies, which may result in
opposition to Mr. Reed, who was fairly
A GOOD WHEAT MARKET.
The Fanners Wouldn't "Let Their
Elevator Be Frozen Out.
Special to the Globe.
Alpena, Sept. 28.— The Alpena
wheat | market is the best for miles
around. Last spring our farmers organ
ized a company for the purpose of
building an elevator. As soon
as the elevator was completed
the monopoly houses began to
raise the price, thinking that they
could freeze the elevator out, but they
can't do it, as it is here to stay, and here
to stay regardless of any war that may
be made against it.
Gone to Hot Springs.
Special to the Globe.
Brookings, Sept. 28.— Hon. G. A.
Mathews has started for Hot Springs,
Ark., where he goes with his invalid
wife who has been a great sufferer for
many months. The canvassjfor the del
egateship will not suffer materially dur
ing this brief absence of the Republi
can candidate. His friends will exert
themselves all the more, prompted by
respect and sympathy for their chief
tain's suffering helpmeet.
Politics in Griggs.
Special to the Globe.
Coopeiistow.v, Sept. 28.— Griggs
county convention for the nomination
of county officers, which occurs Oct. 13,
promises to be a lively affair. Judge .
Milgard, a sterling Democrat, will fight
for the office of register of deeds against
Bery, present incumbent. Rev. O. D.
Purinton and W. R. Whidden. The
convention will probably settle one or
two of the candidates.
Business Booming Along the
James F. Jordan, representing Gor
don & Ferguson, St. Paul, after recruit
ing several weeks in the city, is out
unions the trade, and was reaping a
gi>od harvest along the Fargo Southern
line early in the week.
C. P. Birch, Powers' Dry Goods com
pany, was along the Connemara Central,
and brought up at the Central house in
the valley for Sunday.
J. If. Brown, the Piano Manufactur
ing company representative, came into
Wabpeton Tuesday and reports farmers
in that locality paying up their notes,
crops being fair and prices irood.
G. L. Howard, with Tarbox, Schliek
<& Co., St. Paul. \V. I). Pettit, Minneap
olis, and Charley Pullman, constituted
a hunting party at Herman Wednesday,
and had great luck.
Zach EL Stunnan, representing liob
inson, Strauss & Co., St. Paul, came in
home after a successful trip up north.
B. A. Little, with Simmons' Hardware i
Co., St. Louis, is out again soliciting
J. P. Carritte. representing Finch,
Van Slyck & Co., St. Paul, dropped
down at Wahpeton the other day and
was investigating home industries.
John Lunn, with Greensfeltler, Flors
> heim & Co., Chicago, has returned
from North Dakota and reports things
in bad shape up there. The early frosts
has about wound up many fanners.
11. A. Holmes, Allen, Moon «& Co.,
made a team trip over the prajrie from
Wyndcner, Dak., Monday and reports
ducks and geese in meat abundance in
E. Berry, representing Oberne.llosick
& Co., Chicago, but whose headquarters
are at the Exposition City, was along
the line buying hides and wool.
W. C. March, with the. North Star
Boot and Shoe Co., Minneapolis, pulled
into Morris Wednesday.
John P. Madden, representing
Jacques Atwood & Co., Chicago, was
making time about Wahpeton early in
W. 11. Williams, representing the
Walter A. Wood Machine company, was
working the ground over at Herman
W. L. Nesbitt, the Detroit store man,
was hustling among his trade on this
line during the week.
Ed Bugee, one of the many McCor
mick Reaper company collectors, was
at the Wheaton Wednesday.
C. P. Hunter, who represents Chase
& Pratt, Minneapolis, was making
towns west of Morris.
C. M. Griggs, of Yanz. Griggs & j
Howes, and Alf Wells went out from I
Herman Monday and brought in fifty- i
W. C. Doble,who represents Lindeke, '
Warner & Schurnieier, was making
towns west of Morris early in the week.
J. D. Jennings, firm of Gangelhoff,
Jennings &Co., St. Paul, having taken
a long rest at home during the fair,
started out fresh Monday and was mak
ing towns along the east end.
Arthur Sturtzkopf, the tall sycamore j
who represents George R. Newell <&
Co., Minneapolis, on the Aberdeen
branch, was working off clothes pins,
soap and starch at Wahpeton early in I
W. H. Blake, of Lanpher, Finch &
Skinner, St. Paul, was having a good
trade at Cokat.
A. E. Stewart says the person who '
put that ruffled night shirt in his satchel j
at targo the other night can have the !
same by sending their address. That
the garment is all right, but the sleeves
are too short.
C. W. Moore, representing Wells
Stone Mercantile company, Duluth,
dropped off the train at Wahpeton.
John W. Craig, representing J. V.
Farwell & Co., Chicago, having worked
the northern part of the state, came into
Willinar Thursday, and is headed for
the Capital City.
D. E. Ryan, selling fruit for Waters
& Wagner, Minneapolis, was making
towns east of Morris.
C. C. Beck, the Scandinavian dry
goods salesman who represents Mons
Anderson, La Crosse, ou the Breckin
ridge line, reports an improvement iv
I Charlie Hosmer, representing a large
Minneapolis saddlery hardware house,
has put on. a white tile and says he'll
wear it until Harrison and Morton ar**>
George R. Phillips, with Konantz
Saddlery company, St. Paul, came into
Litchfield just in season to work the
town - and take in the races at the
Meeker county fair.
George D. Kelly, representing a Phil
adelphia shoe*. polish company, whose
headquarters are in the exposition city,
was at Litchfield Friday. "Bob."
CHARLIE'S CASUAL CHATTER
Caught While Whirling Over the
Jake Ries, Jr., representing the Shak
opes pop factory, was . caught at Hen
A. J. Alwin, with McKibbon & Co.,
St. Paul, after a week's vacation at
home fajr week, was making towns west
of Le Sueur.
J. De Lamatte. Louisville, Ky., came
into Le Sueur early in the week.
W. Sprout, with his grocery grip
which he carries in the interest of Al
len, Moon & Co., was at Jordan, and
says sugar and codfish are getting
stronger every day.
John Butters, the representative of
Lindekes, Warner & Schurmeier, St.
Paul, was displaying a line of samples
at Sioux Falls.
C. Enes, who represents W. Constans.
brewers' supplies, was making towns
along the Minnesota valley.
J. A. Newel!, representing Schultz &
Co., stopped off the train at Belle Plain.
J. D. Buxton, with the North Star
Boot and Shoe company, Minneapolis,
came to St. Peter all alone.
W. P. Dixon was showing up at Belle
Plaine a specialty in dress goods from
the factory at Jamestown, N. Y.
John 1). Wilson, with Lindekes, War
ner & Schurmeier, St. Paul, with a dray
load of trunks, spent Sunday at Le
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