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Sentiment to He Itictilmlctf.
"Let reverence of law he breathed by
•very mother to the lispint? babe that
prattles in her lap let it be taught in
the schools, seminaries and colleges
l«t It be written in primers, spelling
*ooks and almanacs let it be preached
from pulpits and proclaimed in legis
lative halls and enforced in courts of
Justice in short, let it become the
political religion of the nation."
—Abraham Lincoln.
As the summer approaches the death
rate in the cities will be increased to
an appalling magnitude. from the dis
eases due entirely In the unsanitary
condition in which the people of the
poorer classes live.
This will be no new story, for it is
told every year, and the repetition has
deprived the conditions of many of
their honors.
The saddest feature of Ihis harvest
of death is that the victims are most
ly children. These die like Hies in
November durine the hot months
when the sultry heat is added to the
other unhealthy conditions.
Whole families live in one squalid
room where the purifying rays of the
sun never enters, and where the air
is foul and reeking with the germs
of filth and disease.
The heat from the sun-heated build
ing makes the atmosphere as though
it were the breath of a furnace. No
breeze is there to cool the fevered
brow or give vitality to the poisoned
It is one long and incessant light
with a demon that knows no master.
When the system is already poison
ed with the germs of disease that mul
tiply in the filthy surroundings in which
the people live, the heat soon makes
disease the victor in the battle with
health, and new mound is made in
an unmarked part of the cemetery.
The poverty of the people prevent
them from procuring any of the lux
uries that to some extent alleviate the
terrors of the heat.. Ice is unknown
to them, while proper ventilation is
an impossibility. There is nothing to
do but swelter in the mimic inferno
until the frail body can no longer re
sist the tortures, and death comes too
often as a welcome release.
Charitable institutions work heroic
ally to relieve these conditions, and
while the effect is improved the cause
remains. There will always be suf
fering in the large cities so long as
they are overcrowded and so long as
poverty and starvation are the portion
of such a large part of the popula
The whole question of relief for
these conditions is one of smaller
communities and more employment.
The nearer the poorer classes can get
to the soil the farther removed are
they from want and starvation.
The ipiserable condition of the poor
in the cities and their inability to
earn even a pittance is one of the
great evils of our social conditions
that must be remedied in the near fu
ture. else we shall be face to face
with one worse than India has ever
Strange that with all the sensation
al efforts of the zealous space writers
who are awakening the echoes of the
world with their clamors for reforms
have left such great work as the re
lief of these conditions to such in
stitutions as the Salvation Army,
while they have sought to make the
public believe that the nation is go
ing to destruction if not stayed by
their clamor. True, these conditions
cannot be relieved by legislation, but
tjbi^y, are far more important than
much of the stuff that is filling the
'P^ges of the red magazines.
Before relief from the present in
tolerable conditions that now exist
in the large cities can come, there
flUBBt be a change of economic condi
tions. Instead of great armies of peo
ple being congregated in a few large
etties, where the supply of labor is
far greater than the demand. Relief
most come through the building up
of smaller industrial centers, and a
general equalizing of labor and help.
Many of the people who suffer and
die in the cities would find immediate
relief were they located in the coun
try where they could turn their labor
into a livelihood through the medium
of the soli. They would have more
than a livelihood. They could breathe
tito pure air of heaven untainted by
contact with the evidences of poverty.
They could bathe in the sunshine and
not suffer the hideous torture of its
sweltering effects.
They would know the life that
means health and happiness.
nmusana AND nonnnu
AiVIri— all cotnmanlcattonB to The Evening Tlam, Grand Forks, N. D.
1 4 0 0 O a I a a
.... £.26 Six Month* In advance
40 Three Mentha in advance
16 One year not in advance
Babecribers desiring addrei* changed muHt aend former address as well as new one
•ntered as second-class matter at the postofflee at Grand Forks, North Dakota.
The same conditions would be large
ly true were they living in the smaller
cities and engaged in industrial em
The tendency has been to build the
large cities larger and in a sense ab
sorb the smaller in the way of in
dustries. This process lias centralized
the laboring population to the dan
gerous point.
It will take ye'trs probably to rem
edy the evil, for the great, majority of
the people in tlio cities who suffer
from these conditions have allowed
their squalid surroundings and half
starved condition to become so much
a part of their lives that they cannot
be made to believe that the world is
anything other than a vivid contrast
between poverty and riches, want and
luxury, misery and opulence.
The time is fast coining when the
consolidation of the rural schools in
this state will be of paramount im
portance. In fact, it is so now. but
like all other changes from estab
lished conditions the change must
come as an evolution.
The people have often opposed the
plan merely because it was a cen
tralizing of the schools, removing
them farther from the patrons.
If there were no benefits to be de
rived from this, then it would be a
decided disadvantage But the ad
vantages of the system so far out
weigh the other that the matter need
only be presented to be accepted.
One of the great, objects of the edu
cational system is the development of
the mind of the child just as rapidly
as nature will permit. But few, if
any, children have ever suffered from
over-study. .Many of them have suf
fered from improper study, however.
The secret of successful teaching is
to accomplish the most good in the
fewest years of the child's life. In
this age of specialists the man or.
woman who contemplates entering up
on any one of the technical professions
should have the foundation for the
special course laid three or four years
before reaching majority.
This will permit the completion of
the technical education and the en
tering upon the active operation of
the profession sufficiently early in life
to reach something near the top,
while the individual is yet in the prime
of life.
This early education can only be se
cured by having the very best advan
The average country school will
have classes ranging from the begin
ner to those fitting themselves for
the high school. The teacher will be
compelled to handle just as many
recitations during the day as though
she had a dozen pupils in each class,
although in fact she may only have
one. It takes as long to properly
demonstrate to one pupil as to a
dozen, except the individual instruc
tion which requires a small percentage
of time.
By having a large number of classes
to be heard in a specified time the
teacher is forced to give less attention
to each than if there were fewer.
This is identically what is secured
by the plan of consolidation. More
children are brought together, and
while th^ number of classes are kept
the same, more teachers can be em
ployed. Bach teacher will have more
pupils in each class than there would
be in isolated schools, but by having
fewer recitations more time can be
given to each. Naturally this pushes
the pupils forward faster and will re
duce the time required in completing
the school course several years. In
addition the pupil gets the stimulus
of competition, which makes him more
aggressive, more self-assertive, and
consequently more self-reliant
The saving in the time required for
the school term is sufficient compen
sation for the extra cost of reaching
a consolidated school.
With the system now practiced of
gathering the children, there is less
exposure than in reaching the separ
ate schools, and the cost of maintain
ing is actually less, because one ex
pense of heating and cleaning takes
the place of three or four, while the
cost for teachers is no more, practi
cally the same number being em
A few days ago Dr. W. A. Evans in
an address before the Tuberculosis
congress in session at Chicago, made
some statements on the care of ani
mals afflicted with tuberculosis as
compared with that given to \jnan,
which, while extremely radical, have
enough merit to entitle them to con
siderable weight.
He surely censured the national and
suite governments for the "disgraceful
policy that expends $1,000 of federal
and state funds for the health and
sanitation of cattle to every $1 ex
pended for the health and sanitation
of human beings."
It is probably true that the attempts
to check the spread of tuberculosis in
cattle has occupied the attention of
the public so much that the disease
among the members of the human
family has been lost sight of entire
II is somewhat of a mooted question
today whether or not the disease is
communicating from the bovine fam
ily to the human. II. is not. impossible
that such could exint. and the reason
ing of the scientists would indicate
that these transmissions do occur.
But it is certain Ilia' the disease can
be transmitted from one individual to
another and that this transmission is
permitted to take place every ilay.
It would therefore seem that, we are
overlooking the great cause of tile
white plague while we give attention
lo an insignificant one.
It is all well enough to give special
attention to the eradication of disease
among animals, especially those which
are used for or which in any way fur
nish food. The policy of the govern
ment in maintaining a bureau of ani
mal industry, which employs the
most skilled scientists who do not
hesitate to travel thousands of miles
for the purpose of investigating any
cases of diseases among animals, is a
splendid one. but it would seem the
better part of wisdom to devote some
governmental attention to the eradi
cation of tuberculosis in the human
family which is fast becoming a plague
more to be dreaded than the leprosy.
That the disease can to some extent
be controlled is certain. It is also
certain that a line of investigation
started along this line by the govern
ment would result in the finding., of
means whereby much more could be
accomplished than would otherwise be
Not many years ago yellow fever
was dreaded as a pestilence. Science
found the cause for the disease and
how to apply the remedy, and as a
result cities that before were shunned
as though they were pest houses have
become health resorts. Before that
time smallpox had been reduced from
an almost, certain death to an indif
ferent ailment. Other diseases have
succumbed to science in the same way.
The results that have been accom
plished in these things give assur
ance that similar results will follow
an investigation into the means of
suppressing tuberculosis.
Tt would seem the part of wisdom
to devote a part of the energy now be
ing given to bovine tuberculosis to
that of man.
Around the Town.
A crowd of pretty girls tastily cos
tumed, adequate scenic environments,
pretty music, is what Murray and
Mack, our favorites, promise us next
Thursday when they present their lat
est vehicle called "Around the Town."
written by Edgar Selden who has
fashioned several very successful faree
comedies. This piece has more of a
plot than is generally found in the
Murray and Mack farces but the plot
is not allowed to interfere in any way
with the excitement. As Murray says,
"Any one finding a plot absolutely
and telling us all what it means will
be given a barrel of apples." Much at
tention has been paid this year to the
musical numbers some of which will
be found very pretty. The opening
chorus, an automobile chorus, comedy
song and dance by Murray and Mack
assisted by Florence Cordelia. Gladys
Van and a very funny march finale
in the first act in which a very novel
theatrical effect will be introduced, in
the last act an extremely pretty num
ber is introduced with twelve of the
girls, six dressed as uster Brownies
and six as girls. The Buster Brownies
swing the girls and as the swings go
higher and higher they go out over the
audience. The effect at first is quite
startling, especially when all the lights
in the theater are turned out and the
many colored globes on the swings are
turned on. This number will prove a
great novelty—almost as much so as
the confetti number used by Murray
and Mack two years ago. The com
pany is a large one numbering thirty
five people.
The Heir to the Hoorah."
The odd, not to say cryptic title of
Paul Armstrong's new comedy," "The
Heir to the Hoorah," creates a lot of
comment and considerable inquiry. A
good many citizens appear to jump
to the conclusion that a piece under
such a name should be a musical com
edy or an extravaganza, but it isn't.
"The Heir" is a baby supposedly born
during the progress of Act II. and
"The Hoorah" is a mine to which the
guileless infant is heir apparent.
"Should Be Honest."
[Walhalla Mountaineer.]
Senator McCumber has generally
received credit for his good work
and clear understanding of matters
and measures that have come up in
the United States senate, and for the
honesty of purpose which has prompt
ed him to take sides on all questions.
Foremost amongst the papers of the
state to acknowledge his honesty
and give him the credit due was the
Grand Forks Herald. This is now
all changed. The honorable senator
has seen fit to differ with the great
Herald on the subject of the railroad
rate bill, and consequently has be­
come a hireling and a grafter. It is
a curious fact that the "insurgent"
press are so narrow minded, so big
eted and so presumptious tnat they
characterize all men who differ from
them in one iota, as being dishonest
and corrupt! The Herald is especial
ly bitter in its denunciation, and
curiously enough, it is the only pa
per of any prommence that has tak
en this side. It should be honest
enough, at least, to allow other men
to hold their own opinions and give
them credit for being pust as honest
in them as it claims to be itself. We
doubt if there is a publisher in the
state who has been approached by any
of the members of the 'old gang," as
the Herald frantically alludes to the
leaders of the republican party, with
any request to make this or that state
ment or to make even and denial to
any of the simple and childish charges
which the new party have made—in
fact, it would be impossible for any
of them to do so, as no definite charges
have been made.
leaders of the
insurgents have been with th.e old
party so long, and only concluded to
leave it after an endless attempt to
secure fatter plums than have fallen
lo tlieir lot in the past, that, it should
be very easy to come out with an
actual showing of dishonesty, instead
of insinuation, if such charges are pos
sible. When they do this, and prove
their attacks are worthy of consider
ation. they will be able to secure a
following that, would be a credit and
a power for them.
"A Krasoiiublc and Logical View."
Senator McCuniberis to be com
mended on the independent attitude
he has taken on the railroad rate
bill in suite of the criticisms of the
North Dakota newspapers, which I'avor
the rate bill before congress with but
scant knowledge of its provisions. Mc
Cuntber's speech clearly shows his
sympathy with the measure provided
changes are made in it that would ac
complish what the. public desires, and
it seems that Roosevelt has now come
around to the same view. The senator
believes that three amendments to the
present Interstate Commerce Act. en
acted in 1SS7. with amendatory acts,
would accomplish all that is desired
in such a law. For instance the pen
alty clause for rebates or offsets should
provide for a fine of three times the
amount of the rebate or offset received.
The second amendment should provide
that the rail roads shall own and oper
ate their own cold storage or re
frigerator cars. The third is that all
refrigerator or cold storage cars shall
be subject to the provisions of the
interstate commerce act, and that all
chargesc for use shall be reasonable,
etc. The senator contends that the
grievances of the people grow out
of abuses in transportation which his
three proposed amendments to the
interstate commerce act would correct.
He takes a reasonable and logical'
view of the situation, and is entitled to
credit for it.—Walhalla Mountaineer.
K. P. O. £. Oiler Aid.
Treasurer Frank A. Brown of the
B. P. O. E. has wired the grand sec
retary to draw on him for a certain
amount'for the relief of the San Fran
cisco sufferers. The amount Is such
that if every lodge of the order would
do the same, it would raise a fund of
more than $100,000. Mr. Brown took
the initiative and was the first to ten
der aid.
Grand Forks People Safe.
A telegram has been received from
John Selby stating "We are all safe."
This is taken to mean that the family
of Burke Corbet is also safe. Selby
was in the part of the city which suf
fered most., and the telegram was a
decided relief to his mother and
friends in the city.
In District Court.
The action brought by the Grand
Forks Sheet Metal works against Jul.
Giller was on trial again today in dis
trict court. The suit of B. O. Pauls
ness against the same defendant will
be tried next week. Both are for the
enforcement of mechanics' liens.
Looking for Teacher.
Superintendent Decker of the Cry
stal schools is in the city looking for
a teacher to fill a vacancy caused by
the resignation of one of his former
I'tiiilifr to Hear.
.1. D. Bacon has been unable to hear
from his sister, Mrs. Curim and Mrs.
Brundage who live at Santa Clara,
in the territory visited by the Cali
fornia earthquake.
K. of P.'s Offer Aid.
Keeper of Records and Seal Brown
of the K. P., has wired a tender of
financial aid to the sufferers in the
San Francisco earthquake.
Rev. Hftfg Called Away.
Rev. na nays was called to In
dianapolis last night by a telegram
announcing the serious illness of his
father. He will return about April 26.
Postmaster Visiting Here.
Richard Daeley, the popular post
master of Devils Lake was in the city
today, looking after some business
matters and meeting his host of
Commercial Club May Hold
Special Session—Fargo's
Council Sends $1,000.
The city council of Fargo in spe
cial session Thursday evening appro
priated $5,000 for the fire and earth
quake sufferers of San Francisco. The
sum will be forwarded to the governor
of that, state at once.
It is very probable that Governor
E. Y. Sarles will issue a call tomorrow
for funds from the different munici
palities and individuals in this state.
Whether Grand Forks will do any
thing or not. rests largely with Mayor
Dnis. When seen late this afternoon
Mr. Dnis stated that so far as he knew
nothing lyid yet been determined along
the line.of a municipal subscription for
relief purposes, but he believed that
something ought to be done.
Secretary A. L. Wood of the Com
mercial club stated to The Evening
Times at 3:30 this afternoon that he
would take the matter of relief up
with the officers of the Commercial
club at once. A special meeting may
be called and a resolution to the city
council passed, requesting that body
to make an appropriation similar to
that made by Fargo.
Chicago, Oct. i), 1871,
Boston. Oct. 9, 1S72, #70,000,.
Jacksonville, Flu., Slay 3, 1903,
Baltimore. Sid., Feb. 7, 1904,
Considerable interest is displayed in
business circles and the query is fre
quently made, "how about the stabil
ity of fire insurance companies in the
face of the amazing losses incurred
at San Francisco and other California
points, following the calamity of
Wednesday morning?"
The opinion seems to prevail that
the fire companies will be liable for
the losses by fire, but not in any case
where the earthquake destroyed the
building originally.
Discussing the matter this morning,
a local well known insurance man said
he thought the question governed by
the clause in the policies of the in
surance companies which reads as
"If any building or any part thereof
fall, except as the result of fire, all
insurance by this policy on such build
ing or its contents shall immediately
The following are the locations,
dales and amounts of losses in the
historic fires of the country:
Special to The Evening Time**.
Fargo, April 20.—The body of Rev.
Merrill Edmands, who mysteriously
disappeared from Wahpeton Dec. 19,
1905, was found yesterday evening in
the Red river, five miles north of
Wahpeton, by two fishermen. It is
in a good state of preservation and the
overcoat was still on the body. There
is no doubt of the identity, as persons
who knew the minister remember the
overcoat and other clothing.'
Rev. Edmands disappeared from
Wahpeton, where he was the popular
pastor of one of the churches, and
from this time to the present there
has been no clue to the mystery. His
hat was found on the ice near an air
hole, and the story was circulated
that he had suioided. Several sensa
tional stories about him having been
seen at different places have -n pub
lished, but those who knew him best
asserted that he had falVn throir
the ice while taking a walk, and* this
theory is fully borne out by the liniliug
of the body.
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B-404—*10001 Six room house on
North Fourth street, one block from
school house. Sewer and water In
street. Good barn on premises. SO
foot lot. This is a good piece of
BARN FOR SALES—We have a barn
that we would like to sell. $126 is
the price. It Is worth more, but the
owner has no use for It.- Must be
moved off premises. Come in and
we'll tell you where it is.
with living rooms in rear and up
stairs. Fixtures and stock of gro
ceries also barn and a 50. foot lot.
All for $1400. A good chance for
someone who wants to go Into busi
ness. B-733.
ERTY—20x65 build
ing on South Third
street living rooms
on second' floor. First
floor a good store
room. $2200—B-709.
Let us tell you more
about this.
have a nice bunch of
Farm Mortgages in
amounts of $300 to
$2000 for sale. They
are secured b.v good
farms owned by hon
est farmers, and net
a good rate of interest. If you have
a few hundred dollars saved up that
you want to place at interest, a
Farm Mortgage Is what you want.
You will then get your Interest year
ly and needn't lose any sleep over
the principal. Come in and see us.
11-710—9:12001 A 7 room house in a
first class locality. Seven rooms,
sewer, water, bath, full basement
with furnace 50/ foot lot. A very
nice home.
11-304—$1700: Six room house on
Oak street. Barn, woodshed and
buggy shed. 50 foot corner lot. A
good and well built house. 50 foot
corner lot.
B-737—*.""001 Ten room modern
house on lleeves avenue. Lar"e lot
a beautiful home. We'll tell you
more about it.
Annoclalrd Pre** Cable to The Evening
Lisbon, April 20.—The fifteenth in
ternational medical congress was for
mally inaugurated today Jjy King
Carlos, the opening exercises taking
place in the hall of the Geographical
society. The attendance was made up
of distinguished medical men from
nearly every civilized country. The
United States was particularly well
represented. The delegats on hand
from that country included Dr. Nich­
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1906.
LIVING. Ten rooms modern large
corner lot. One of the finest homes
In the city. Reeves avenue.
B-060—{1600i Six room house In
North End. Good location. Small
cellar. B0 foot lot fenced In.
B-73H—*17001 A University avenue
home. Bight rooms: 40 foot lot.
Large shade trees. City water and
cellar. Good brick foundation.
B-OaB—913801 Six room house on SO
foot corner lqt in south end of town.
This is property that will increase in
value. Easy terms. House has city
B-008—91500: Eight room house
With cellar and city water. Quite
close in. Good barn on premises.
Real Estate
I'nlldillil I* ifbd* t- «*v I nana on Good Ptrni
Luwest Rale of Interest and Hitl» On
(.All Oil HRITE
Umioa Nitiomal hi! BmldisJ. fintl Forks, H, D.
Loyal Americans of the Republic
Organized Under the Laws of the Stile ol Illinois in 1900
Six years of successful operation.
Operating in eighteen states and territories.
work'°Ung 'n
Characterized Easter Week at the Famous. The»verdict
of the people is: The Famous—the largest assortment,
best Styles, lowest prices. Just received 3 big lots of
nobby Hats, at
$2,00 $3,00, $4.50. PATTERN HATS, $5.00 to $35XX
Largest line of Pattern Hats ever,
dren's Hats galolre.
B-tlKO—92100: Eight
room house on Wal
nut street. City wa
ter. 50 foot corner
lot. Hardwood floors
down stairs.
11-708—$1400: Inside
business property on
North Seventh street.
50 foot lot with
a small house on it.
The house has city
n-714 91600: Six
room house on a lOOx
140 foot lot. Enough
ground for a little
B-Q08—9830: Small house on a 50
foot lot In North End. A good little
house for the money. Easy terms.
$100 to $200 down, balance $15 per
need an abstract you need a correct
abstract. Our abstracts are made
correct and they,are guaranteed to
be correct by a bond in the amount
of Ten Thousand Dollars. That's
one Reason why you should give us
your-abstract orders.
stitution that stands for home own
ership. No money loaned outside of
the city of Grand Forks. It stands
for what's right and honest. Inves
olas Sinn of Chisago, Dr. R. Matas of
New Orleans, Dr. E. DeWitt Connell
of Portland, Or., Dr.Ramon Guiteras of
New York, Dr. Charles Wood Fassett
of St. Joseph, Mo., Dr. John H. Musser
of Philadelphia, and a number of oth
ers. The congress will be in session
six or seven days and the papers and
discussions will cover a wide variety
of subjects relating to medicine, the
treatment of contagious diseases, san
itation and the public health in gen
Bacon & Van Alstine
Livery and Hack Stable
Grand Forks, North Dakota
or Before Prmk'frs
'n Plans, beautiful and impressive ritualistic
Every member of the order is paying the same rate at the same age.
Writes two plans of insurance protection, Expectancy and Life
equivalent to the National Congreongress Table of Rates.
Certificates issued for $500, $1,000, $1,500, $2,000, either plan.
Pays accident, disability, partial disability, old age, broken bone and
luneral benefits. (Local sick benefits optional.)
Age of admission 18 to 55 years of age. Membership male and
An adequate and mathematical reserve fund that will perpetuate the
order and provide against increased assessments in old age
Can you afford to be without this kind of fraternal benefits
insurance protection?
Members written in Grand Forks for the month of March
New members written for the order in March, 1906
North Dakota, Fargo No. 36, membership
•iEr™J?er J? assemblies' organized' to'March,' 1906 .'.'.'.'
Membership in good standing January 1st. 1906.
NOTE—Every claim that has been presented complete'and correct
during 1906 has been allowed within 30 days, and has been paid within
two days after date allowed. wiinin
For further information as to cost to join, benefits etc
W. J. HIGGINS, State Deputy.
Fartfo and Grand Forks, N. D.
Every Hat ^New. Come and see them—«Famous
Hats, Acme in Style, Acme in Quality, Lowest in Price." -V
Reserve Fund increaso for month of March, 1906..
Reserve lund accumulated to March 31st, 1906
Total assets including all funds
Total benefits paid to January 1st, 1906 .• 11 a5I'iKK'nn
Cost of management per member |1,»34,155.00
Misses* and 'Chil-

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