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THE EVENING TIMES
ESTABLISHED JANUARY, 1906
PRINTED EVERY WEEK DAY IN THE YEAR
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THIS DATE IN HISTORY
1564—Pope confirmed by a bull the
decrees of the Council of Trent.
1716—Lord George Sackville born.
1764—J. B. Bernadotte, King of
1788—First settlement in Australia.
1815—Congress purchased Thomas
Jefferson's library for $25,000.
1823—Dr. E. J. .lenner, discoverer of
vaccination, died, aged 74.
1837—Michigan admitted into the
1855—Rutledge College, South Caro
lina, destroyed by lire.
1861—Louisiana adopted the ordi
nance of secession.
1871—George Ticknor, historian,
died in Boston.
1875—Kmperor of China died.
1885—Fall of Khartoum and assas
Rination of Gen. Charles Gordon.
1S95—Rmperor William became re
conciled to Prince Bismarck.
1894—.lames .1. Corbett defeated
Charley Mitchell in fight at Jackson
1904—WhiUiker Wright dropped
dead on being sentenced.
1905—Largest diamond ever known
in history found in the Transvaal.
Sentiment to Be Inculcated.
"Let reverence of law be breathed by
every mother to the lisulns babe that
prattles in her lap let it be taught in
the schools, seminaries and colleges
let It be written in primers, spelling
books and almanacs let it be preached
from pulpits and •"•orlalmod in legis
lative hails and enforced in courts of
Justice in short, let it become the
political religion of the nation."
There seems to be some doubt in
the public mind whether or not un
der the present primary election law
independent candidates can have
their names pla.ced upon the official
ballot and be voted for at the regular
It would seem from a general view
of the law that they have exactly the
same rights and privileges in that
particular that they had under the old
Section 501 of the Political Code of
1899, provides for the selection of can
didates other than by party conven
tions, and prescribes the methods by
which such nominations may be
made. These are methods by petition.
Candidates so nominated have been
Note the purpose of the primary
election law as set forth in section
one: "It is the intention of this act.
to purify and reform the methods by
which organized political parties
Shall make nominations of candidates
-for the several public offices."
Nothing is said about'selection of
candidates except within the party.
In fact, the whole primary election
Is merely an election within a recog
nized political party. It takes the
place of the convention of the party
which has formerly made the nom
inations of candidates.
In section two it is stated that
"there shall be held, in lieu of cau
cuses and conventions, a primary elec
tion." All the details of the law sim
ply provides for the conduction of the
election, the manner by which candi
dates can get their names on the par
ty ticket voted at the primary, and
what course shall be taken to get the
names of the candidates so selected
on the official ballot to be voted at
the regular election.
Any party or principal which cast
Ave per cent, of the votes at the last
proceeding election for governor is en
titled to have its candidates nomin
ated at the primary election, but
there is nowhere a provision repeal
ing even by implication the neglect
of any. person, who after the primary,
desires to be nominated by petition.
'The law also says: "It is not the
intention hereof to destroy or impair
the organization of any. party or prin
The excerpts are cited to show that
there is nothing in the law in conflict
'with section 501 of the Code, and it
|s only the provisions of the law in
conflict with the provisions of the act
ppvhich are repealed.
tp*: The czar-like ukase that has been
jr indicated is one of the straw !nen set
W»n by the political Absalomites to
who have not had the
sif^Opportunity to give the subject care
Minot is having a gathering of farm
«rs this week that rivals similar
gatherings In the eastern and Central
portions of .the state.
$ The gathering is the sequel to one
most peculiar chapters of North
Ithasonly been a few years since
flfjm the last portion of
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FRIDAY EVENING? JANUARY 26. 1906
men who will like those of that pe
culiar region's faith which asks for
works rather than faith, in this esti
mates of an untried country, said that
while it would produce grass for-the
range caitle, it would never produce
Gradually a few more daring than
their fellows settled in the county, and
when nature repaid their labors with
lavish harvests, the masses began to
take notice, and soon the tide of home
seekers were converting the almost
untravoled trails into well broken
roads by the constant, traversing.
Houses soon dotted the prairie and
the graneries began to he important
The gathering at. Minot has demon
strated that the western part of the
state is as much a grain producing
section as any other. It is safe to say
that, there are as few unproductive
farms in that part of the state in pro
portion to its area as in any other.
These farms are well up on the average.
They produce as large varieties of
grain and as much per acre as the
older settled parts of the state.
The people there are giving .serious
consideration to the preservation of
the soil elements early in the history
of the country, and consequently will
.not have to consider plans for restor
ing the soil vitality later.
The farmers are enthusiastic and
progressive and are farming- instead
of land butchering. They are there
fore able to get the greatest amount
of good out of the soil with the least
amount of expense.
The western part of the state, much
as the other parts may dislike to ad
mit. it, will soon be the heaviest pro
ducer of farm products, and it's riches
will be increased in a corresponding
THE UNDERTAKER'S WORK.
The meeting of the state undertak
ers in this city in a few days, will
bring together a class of people that
possibly comes into closer relation
with the sympathies of the people than
They come into the homes in the
hours of darkest sorrow and soothe
the auguish of life's bitterest pang.
The care for the dead has been one
of the marked evolutions of the last
Once .the country carpenter was the
undertaker of his community, and the
funeral and burial were dependent,
upon the assistance of friends. And
while these were never lacking, there
was nothing to soothe the anguish of
those bereft, and the last tribute of
respect instead of possessing the quiet
simplicity of love, had the ostentation
of a public gathering.
The undertaker has come and now
the funeral with its details are all
placed in the care of a man who not
only knows fully how to care for the
remains in a sanitary and scientific
manner, but studies the methods of
conducting the funeral services in
keeping with feelings of the friends
of the dead.
These are the men who will soon
gather in this city to study methods,
compare ideas and adopt regulations
for the future.
They may not attract as much at
tention as some of the other gather
ings throughout the state, but in their
field they are doing a splendid work.
They have removed all that is gaudy
and showy from the scene of death
and given it instead the simplicity of
refined taste. They have changed the
methods of exposing the living whom
custom required to pay tribute to the
departed, to all the dangers of disease
from contact With the dead to those
that protect from every danger of
Those who have concluded that
North Dakota is a back number in the
matter of settlement immigration
need only look at the figures given
out by the Minot land office to see the
fallacy of the conclusion. During the
past year there were 6,733 filings made
inx that district, making an area of
1,031,354 acres. This means more than
forty-one townships of the wild land
made into homes in one year. Forty
one townships would make a good
The Dickinson office is probably
having as many filings made as the
Minot office, so that there are at least
two counties being settled every year
in the Btate..
If each quarter is the home of a
family there would be more than
eleven thousand families added to the
population of the state every year.
Folks We Like Rest.
Not the prettiest folks or tbe wittiest
Are the folks we like, the best
And no ntan's moriey or words of honey
Can turn, u* from ailtherert.
One- feat 'in'your eyes,.be he ever so
I may not fancy as ye do
like beat—fib, here is tip
folks that' thitak lust as we
NOTE MO COMMENT
Fargo has a man who advertises
himself as a sharper. He grinds cut
Fargo wants fire escapes. The mat
ter is referred to the missionary so
One vote in favor of Depew resign
ing. How these New Yorkers need
The last few days have been bene
ficial for the maturing of the North
Dakota ice crop.
A good motto for amateur theatri
cal companys would be: Think twice
before you act.
The man who marries a plain girl
without, money is often regarded as
of doubtful sanity.
The man who desires something
cheap but. which does not seem so,
should look in the mirror.
You can't always tell the quality of
a thing by the price—for instance the
$2 hotel in North Dakota.
A woman opening a telegram has
about the same apprehensive expres
sion as a man opening a jack pot.
One thing that retards the political
reform in this state is that the peo
ple do not cultivate their credulity.
An exchange says a man was killed
while lying on the railroad. He
should have been telling the truth.
A South Dakota family living over
a priming office was asphyxiated. The
I register from the room below was left
It is necessary to the discipline of
the Russian people that the judgment
of the czar should be considered in
To find the truly Godly. among
women, start piece of spicy gossip
and watch those who visit their neigh
bors at once.
Senator Piatt, and Ex-Governor
Odell did not attend the New York
dinner at the white house for •per
Bigelow has learned that charges
are easier to make than to prove.
There are some others who should
The Starkweather Times half-way
The Land of Annie Laurie.
Where the mists of London come not
To obscure the Scottish sky,
Where they call a maid a-"lassie"
And they all say "dee" for die,
In my hands I hold the heather
And my feet are in the ferns
Of the land of Annie Laurie
And the home of Bobbie Burns.
Mow 1 put the hills behind me,
And o'er the ocean gray
gaze out toward the Occident
With tear wet eyes today
To earth's mainland—America—
My tired spirit turns
From the land of Annie Laurie,
And ihe home of Bobbie Burns.
—Cy War man.
The Old Man's Burden.
Take up the old man's burden.
For you're over forty-five.
And your value is gone, says Osier,
And your risht to remain alive.
Tile young men hustle behind you
In life's hard, pitiful race,
In the sordid scheme of existence
You forfeit, through age, your place.
Time was ere the world was startled
With a demon menace of doom
When the locks grown white with labor
Waved proud as a victor's plume.
When wrinkles were scars of honor
That brought no reproach nor fear,
And the evening shadows grew golden
As the leaves grew mellow and sear.
Kut take up the old man's burden
And start on your dreary round
For the work that will ever shun you
For the job that cannot be found.
How hopeless the path before you
Where the spurs of necessity drive
For your face bears the blacklist
In your age—over forty-five!
Hope on—there is merit in hoping
Seek hard, till your search be past,
And the voice of the Great Employer
Shall answer your plea at last.
For the world's work, paltry and weary
No longer you'll crave and strive
There are pleasunt places in heaven
For men over forty-five.
PULSE OF THE PRESS
Keep lllffht on. Doing? It,
This is the twenty-fifth birthday of
The Pioneer. After publishing the
local news and standing for local
progress for nearly a quarter of a cen
tury we have no intention of doing
anything else but to keep right on do
Wo Fault to 'Find*
The Sheldon Progress notes that
the chief industry of the "insurgent"
movement seems to be to get a swarm
of candidates out of the hive, but asks
what is the matter with Sarles. There
is nothing to indicate that the people
of the state have any fault to find with
the administration we are now enjoy
ing at the hands of our upright and
genial chief executive.
A Gronch ewnpnptr.
The Appeal to Reason, a socialistic
paper dated Jan. 20th and published
at Girard, Kansas, hs reached our ex
change table. The paper contains not
one word of commendation of any per
son or thing, but on the contrary finds
fault with the government, the people
and .every subject upon which it
touches. An editor, or any other per
son for that matter, who cannot see
one iota of good in -the world must
certainly be a degenerate.'
Stnnil* Am a Guardian,
A wise publisher once said that if
the press were merely a relator of cir
cumstances it would serve an insig
nificant place in our civilization. It is
not to entertaining news or instruc
tive matter that the press owes its
but to the fact that it stands as
a guardian for decency and right
conduct The ideal paper is the one
that combines honesty of purpose with
the factors enumerated. Papers have
character the same As Individuals. It
must bare a well balanced combina-
of honesty and courage. To' com
rndand criticise, the most potent
function of the press, requires hon
esty, courage and judgment, the very
«,*w., .,v.v •,
Serumgard for governor
on the democratic ticket. The Times
is a strong reform sheet.
Bloom escaped the penalty of the
libel law because of the inability of
the state to prove his name. Some
advantages in not being great after
A Sheyenne man wants J. W. Foley's
poem, "A Letter Home," printed on
the real estate circulars of the state.
Thus is talent measured in the pub
jwwment, the ve
THE EVENING TIMES, GRAND FORKS, N. D.
elements which-^ President Roosevelt
ascribes as ties elements that make
the good citizen.' The paper with hon
est purposes gains confidence. The
paper with courage is a standing men
ace to evil conduct or graft, which it
should expose and has no right to sup
A Tcnptat In a Teapot.
It appears that the excitement
caused by the recent ruling that the.,
reports of euchre parties and the
names of prize winners must be ex
cluded from the newspapers was, in
fact, a tempest in a teapot. Postmas
ter General Cortelyou has straight
ened matters out by the decision that
such news in only illegal when ad
mission is charged for the card
parties and that Bucli affairs when
given in a social way where no tick
ets are required do not come under
the ban. The advice is given to the
press that although the attorney gen
eral does not wish to do any injury
to worth enterprises it would be bet
to worthy enterprises it would be bet
prizes of public entertainments where
admission fees are charged.
A flecojrniiscd Authority.
[Bathgate Pink Paper.]
The drainage convention held at
Grand Forks acted wisely in selecting
Hon. J. L. Cashel of Grafton as chair
man of the permanent organization.
John is not only one of the most prom
inent men of this state and interested
throughout his land holdings in drain
age, but is a most faithful and earnest
worker in anything he undertakes.
He has already outlined some general
I plans for the future, among which is
I a meeting of those interested in drain
I age in the valley counties, with a view
to getting public officers and others
I interested in starting the preliminary
work for systematic drainage of all
the low lands from Richland county
north to the international line. The
first, work, he thinks, should be a sur
vey of the country, that fall and di
rection may be known.
STORIES OF THE HOUR
A Delicate Operation.
Mr. Brown reached home earlier
than usual and found a note which his
wife had left on the table. He picked
it up carelessly, but as he read his
face blanched, and grabbing his coat
and hat, he rushed to the nearest hos
pital. Hurrying to a nurse, he said:
"I want to see Mrs. BroWn, my
wife, before she is placed under chlo
"But there is no Mrs. Brown here,"
the nurse replied.
"No Mrs. Brown here! Where can
she have gone?" he gasped. "Here
is a note she left for me."
Th§ nurse read: "Dear Husband—
I have gone to have my kimona cut
A Thoughtful Servant.
A gentleman traveling for his health
in Europe engaged the services of a
courier. Arriving at an inn in Aus
tria, the traveler asked his servant
to enter his name in»accordance with
the police regulations of that country.
The man replied that he had already
anticipated the order and registered
him as an American gentleman of
"But how did you write my name?"
asked the amazed master.
"I can't exactly pronounce it, but I
copied it carefully- from your port
manteau, sir," answered the servant.
"But it is not there," was the reply.
"Bring me the book."
The register was brought and re
vealed instead of a very plain Eng
lish name of two syllables the follow
ing portentous entry: "Monsieur
Warranted Solid Leather I"
A Fellow Feeling.
Philadelphia Ledger: A large tour
ing automobile containing a man and
his wife in a narrow road met a hay
wagon fully loaded. The woman de
clared that the farmer must back out,
but her husband contended that she
"But you can't back the automobile
so far," she said, "and I don't intend
to move for anybody. He should have
The husband pointed out that this
was impossible, owing to an abrupt
turn in the road.
"I don't care," she insisted, "I won't
move if we have to stay here all
The man in the automobile was
starting to argue the matter when the
farmer, who had been sitting quietly
on the hay, interrupted:
"Never mind, sir,"- he exclaimed,
"I'll try to back out. I've one just
like her at home."
Submitting the Proof.
Representative Chalk Beeson, of
Kansas, is the head of a forestry sta
tion that gives trees to farmers.
In an address to a woman's con
gress Mr. Beeson said:
"Trees are like children. In the
beginning they give us a great deal
of trouble and worry, but in the end
we are very proud of them.
"Young trees are vexatious. Young
children iire vexatious. I know a man
who sat in his study the other after
noon writing a speech when his little
son called shrilly from the garden:
'Papa, papa, look out of the win
'What a nuisance children are,'
grumbled the man, but nevertheless
he put down his pen, and with a half
smile he advanced to the window
promptly and stuck forth his head.
'Well, what is it?' said he.
"The boy, from a group of young
sters, called up:
'Jimmy Smith wouldn't believe
you had no hair on the top of your
A Philadelphia physician,' while
making a social visit at the house of
a friend, chanced to meet a colleague.
After some general conversation a re
mark was made that gave a profes
sional turn to the talk, says Success.
The first physician said:
"You know one may look into the
throat of a child and determine upon
which foot it is standing merely by
the way in which the blood collects
on the other side ot jthe body."
"A more remarkable fact than that,"
observed the second doctor, "is that
by manual graining you can actually
increase the size of 'the brain of a
stupid child, so that by proper mental
exercise it develops a marked degree
It is probable that the host began
to suspect that his medical friends
were trying to "chaff him at any
rate, he, as a layman, contributed the
following extraordinary addition to
the stock of medical knowledge:
''Gentlemen," said he, "the facts you
mention are nothing compared to one
coming tmdsr my own otwervation. I
haw actually se*n'« man who by
looking in his pocKstfaOok could tell
what be was tolwtff&r -v,
An enterprising entertainment that
will- appeal strongly to theater-goers
is. Melville B. Raymond's "Buster
Brown," which will be given at the
Metropolitan Tuesday, Jan. 30th. I
There is scarcely a reader of the
New York Herald, who has not learn-,
ed to love that quaint little comedian
and figure of mischief, that RichaTd F.
Outcault has spread through the Eng
lish speaking world in the pages of
the New York Herald.. Buster's ap
peal has met with universal response
because it is real.
We all know Busters some who do
not look so innocent and who are less
mischievous and others are equally
Buster Brown as a Scotch Fusilier.
innocent or look so and are really
But we of larger growth are ready
to forgive them, if we haven't got too
crusty to forget the times when we
were boys and girls. And at this time
it is difficult to believe that anybody
is really cruel "therefore and for
which reason" as the old documents
used to put it, we should go and wel
come Buster in the flesh, for with
some of us it will be the one and only
chance of a lifetime.
The manager has mounted the play
with his usual good taste and liber
ality and given spectacular and musi
cal accompaniments of ballet, chorus
and a group of pretty girls of guaran
teed palted loveliness, clad in robes of
the latest style and richest texture
supplied by Wanamaker.
The College Widow.
George Ade's "The College Widow"
comes to the Metropolitan Wednesday,
Jan. 31st. "The College Widow" re
veals faithful observations of life,
truthful analysis of character, and
some of the other qualities that may
distinguish a playwright. The play Is
a clever satire on college education,
a scenic transcript of life on the
campus, owing its interest and en
hancement to a thorough familiarity
with the every life of the modern col
lege. The stage presents a series of
impressionists sketches of students, of
professors and of others who con
tribute to the social life of the up-to
date academic grove. It shows us the
old-fashioned president of the obscure
denominational college, who feebly
protests against subordinating brains
to brawn. It puts before us the evolu
tion of the yokel who is whipped into
shape by his fellow students. It in
troduces to us the town constable who
flatters himself that he can put a
stopcock on the exuberance of youth.
Incidentally, Mr. Ade shows us that
Edgar Halstad as Copernicus Talbot
in The College Widow.
he can limb and "fcolor a girl that men
will travel far to
W 3 i1
It is as a crea
tor of types that Mr. Ade is most suc
cessful, and "The College Widow"
abounds in them, and each contributes
something, if not to the development
of the plot, to the destiny of the at
mosphere or the pointing of the sa
tire., And with that same skill with
which he worked up the element of
suspense in "The County Chairman,"
which had its climax in the election
returns,'he leads us through the fev
erish, moments of the great contest on
the gridiron, playing so successfully
on our emotions that we become par
tisans of Atwater and almost shout
with joy when Bolton snatches victory
from defeat.' It is a great play, and it
is well flayed thoug no member of
the company wins distinction.
Among the two score of players re
quired for the production of this play
are Dorothy Tennant, Katherlne Nu
gent, Adeline Dunlap, Lida McMillan,
Elsa Payne, Mildred 8t. Pierre, Georgia
Cross Florence Cameron, Frederick
Truesdell, Walter Walker Qanfel7 Ba
ker, Nell Moran, George Oberi Edgar.v
Falstead, Laurence Wheat, Raymond
Chase, Ernest B. Orr, Otis Turner,
Robert McKay and others.^
HAROiUI HEEDE CONCERT.
The Le«der, Bau Claire,'Wk.i f«ys^
Wnos. tiic. time rentrirojai^ .biie'
ed, woa «Bd married
Feb, 6, '06
Open to All Comers
0 SIX FOXES 0
to start in the race,
rRIDAY, JANUARY 2«, 1906
one at a time—first one at 1:30 o'clock.
An Entrance Fee of $1 per dog started
in each race, will be charged. No
owner to start more than one dog in
each chase. Entries will close Mon
day Evening, February Sth.
The owner of the dod
gets the Fox thrown
Sheriff Art Turner, Grand Forks,
Sheriff W. E. Hunt, Fargo,
Sheriff John J. Lee,* Minot.
with other State Officials, will
he there and will be diven a
Public Reception in Odd Fel
SI- FEBRUARY 5TH,
at 9 o'clock, which all are
There will be a Grand Ball, in
Odd Fellows Hall, when the
Governor and State Officers
will be the guests ol the Club.
A cordial invitation is extend
ed to the public 'iv
!. Feb. 6,
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