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Cv Vi-.sv.. v*' •:. PAGE FOUR KV1" A J. watt. f', B. Y. SARLES, of Traill. Lieutenant Governor— R. S. LEWIS, of Cass. Treasurer— 1 w1 I It THE EVENING TIMES C8TABL.UBED JANUAKT. 1906 PRINTED EVERY WEEK DAY IN THE YEAR THE TIMES PUBLISHING COMPANY This can only be made possible by the building of. numerous branch lines in the state. The keeping down of the assessed value of the branches will encourage tile building of these lines to the farms in the interi.or and will operate to the advantage of the men who are compelled to go a considerable dis tance from the present railroads to procure land. The present increase in valuation amounts on all the roads in the qtate to $5,431,499, and adds to the revenues of the state in round numbers $175,- 000. PUBLIC RELATIONSHIP. The failure of the Chicago bank with thousands of depositors who had their all placed in the custbdy of the in stitution, financially ruined, again calls attention to the imperative importance of more rigid governmental control »over the institutions which hold' a public confidence relation to the gen i. eral public. There has been a tendency toward governmental ownership in this coun try and while this is not the accepted "reason for the spread of the doctrine, it is. clear that the breach of confidence on the part of those who have been authorized by law to assume fiduciary relations with the general public have not been sufficiently brought under the regulation of the government. The trouble lies largely with our .• laws. Many of these were principles established for the regulation of prim tive commercial society. For instance, the generic principles of common car rlers under which the great railroad systems of the country are regulated :,»v except insofar as the legislative bodies 4 have broken away from these princi pies in the enactment of statutes, were developed for the regulation of the earliest stage coaches. So also have those regulating banking been to a great extent derived from the relation of the borrower and lender. It would be foolish to consider for a moment that the (irlndples which were sufficient for the regulation and con trol of conditions when thty were in the piimltive form indicated would kfefebe sufficient for the control of the com .. (INCORPORATED) ruBuauEM AND MOMUBTOM Manages H. H. LAHPMAN. Editok Addrcaa all communication* to Tlx Evening Timet, Grand Forks, N. D. SUBSCRIPTION KATES DAILY Yaar la advance 14.00 Hatha in advance 2SS lfanth by carrier 40 Wwkfep carrier It WEEKLY One Year in advance ......... $1.00 Six Month in advance 75 Three Hontha in advance One Year not in advance ........ 1.60 Bobacriben deairincaddreaa chained most tend fanner addree* a* well aa new one Xotend ae eecsod-claa matter at the poetaftce at Qrmnd Fork*, North Dakota. A. PETERSON, of Sargent. Auditor— H. L. HOLMES, of Pembina. Secretary of State— FRIDAY EVEMXG, AITGIST 10, 190«. REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET. Congressman— A. J.' GRONNA, of Nelson. T. F. MARSHALL, of Dickey. Governor— ALFRED BLAISDELL, of Ward. Supt. of Public Instruction— W. L. STOCKWELL, of Walsh. •$ Insurance Commissioner— E. C. COOPER, of Grand Forks. Attorney General— T. F. M'CUE, of Foster. Supreme Court Justices— D. E. MORGAN, of Ramsey. JOHN KNAUF, of Stutsman. Commissioner of Agriculture— W. C. GILBREATH, of Morton. Railroad Commissioners— C. S. DIESEM, of LaMoure. ERICK STAFNE, of Richland. 8IMON WESTBY, of Pierce. ••••••••*«$«••«•«•$«$• hallant to ko laenlcated. "Let reverence of law be breathed by —lege-. let it be written in primers, spelling Mb and almanacs let it be preached from pulpits and proclaimed tn legis lative halls and enforced in courts of taatlce tn short, let it become the political religion of the nation." —Abraham Lincoln. INCREASING RAILROAD TAXES. The state board of equalization which is now in session at the state capital will in all probability lay the foundation for securing the revenue needed in the rapid development of the state institutions and the increasing expenses of the state due to its de velopment, by increasing the value of the assessable property in the state so that it will not be far from two hundred million. ^, The increase will be equitable dis tributed so that it will work no hard ship on any class or industry. The railroads will have the assessment of their main lines increased $1,500 per mile which will add a large bulk to the taxes of the state without in any manner affecting the farmer. There is considerable statesmanship in the plan of increasing the assessed value of the main lines while the branches are not correspondingly increased. plex and ramified condition which exist at the present day. While there have been many changes indicated by the developments they have not kept pace with the develop ments themselves. Especially is this true in reference to their control by the government. In the early history of these' institu tions they needed little governmental control and as they have been evolu tionized into our modern systems the reluctance to interfere has not been abated. It is the principle of interfering with private rights. This doctrine has some how been strongly developed by the side of our broadened ideas of individ ual liberty, so that it is stronger to day than when Jeffers was the judicial autocrat of England. Laxity in this particular permits such failures and robberies as that in Chicago. The government must in time so fix the relation of those who receive the public patronage that such disasters will be impossible. THE ARID REGION. Should the present weather condi tions continue for a few days longer the wheat harvest will be well under way in the entire state. What the machines will show when the grain is threshed is a matter of some uncer tainty, but it is evident that there will be what may well be termed a bum per crop in many sections, while others will not be so fortunate, though getting in nearly every portion of the entire state a good crop. It is possible that the better accli mation of the grains and the improved methods of farming whereby the moisture is almost perfectly conserved are to some extent responsible for the prevailing good conditions of the crops. Certain it is that much of the value of the rainfall in the past has been lost because of the inability of the farmers to properly utilize it. This has been a rather ideal season but the weather conditions alone have not been sufficient to produce the crops which are found all over the state. Good farming has had its share in the results and has been largely instru mental in taking North Dakota out of the arid belt The crop conditions should serve as an object lesson to the people of the state who have trembled every year in the fear that a drouth would ruin all their financial prospects for a year. It should convince them that the thing to be most dreaded in this state is not the scarcity of rainfall so much as good cultivation and the proper pre paration of the seed bed. The farmers should learn that un der normal weather conditions a good crop can be grown in this state, and that the money makers as the good crop stfems to be, are not matters of ihance but to a great extent are en tirely within the control of the farm ers themselves. THE NEXT STATE FAIR. Next year the state fair will be held In this city and it is incumbent upon the city to see that it is the best one ever given. It must be admitted that Fargo did herself proud this year in the exhibition she gave, especially When it is considered that she was practically a beginner. The rivalry between the two cities while of the most friendly character, is decidedly strong, and Grand Forks can not af ford to be a trailer. We have the opportunities which would enable us to lead by a good distance, and the thing to do is to take advantage of these conditions and next year take such a lead that our rival will not be able to get in sight in the future. The state fair in this city should be made a strong rival of the Minnesota state fair. This can not be done in a day nor in a year. Minnesota has been a quarter of a century develop ing the fair which has become cele brated throughout the entire country, and even now it Is not in a completed condition. The greater size of the cities which support the fair and the older terri tory from which It is able to draw gives it advantages which we can not hope to equal for several years. But the foundation can be laid and in a few years the state fair in this city can be made so distinctive of the great northwest, especially as an agricul tural exhibition, that it will have no rivals. This is the strong advantage which we have. We will always be in the very center of the greatest cereal pro ducing region of the world—will con tinue to be the world's bread basket. At the same time we will be one of the greatest if not the greatest, fine stock growing regions in the entire country. Under these circumstances it is easy to see that we will be able to give the greatest fair in the entire coun try. The thing to do is to lay the foundation at this time, so that we can develop as the needs demand. IN RE EXTRADITION. The recent talk concerning the ar rest and holding of criminals in one state for the commission of crimes in other states, which arose over the al leged ruling of the states attorney of Grand Forks county in reference to criminals passing from one state to another, is somewhat overdrawn. The same conditions exist along the bound aries of every state, and the matter is fixed by the constitutional princi ples of the United States and no state officer has an iota of authority in the matter except to act within the con stitutional limitations. The escape of a criminal from the state in which he had committed a crime and his arrest in the state to which he had fled were matters care fully considered when the national constitution was framed. The ob literation of this principle meant practically the obliteration of the states, and for the very reason that the states were so carefully considered in their individuality was the reason the principle of criminal extradiction between the states was so fully recog nized. No state officer has any power to regulate the process than he has to regulate interstate commerce or the collection of internal revenue. MAKING FINAL PROOF. The numerous arrests which are be ing made of. homesteaders in the western states who are charged with fraud in the making of final proofs in reference to their claims, show that the government is in earnest in en forcing reforms in this particular. For many years while the public land went practically begging for settlers the government was decidedlv lenient in the matter of making proof. It fact it was almost regarded as a sufficient penalty to compel a man to make even a fictitious residence upon the land. But when the value of the land be came to be known, the government began to recognize the underlying principle of homesteads that they were for the purpose of giving homes and farms to people who really needed them. That one prime essential of their procurement was the conversion of the virgin soil into crop producing farms. Moreover, it was important that the homesteader should be re quired to place sufficient improve ments upon the land to make it to his interest to remain and secure the benefits of the same. This was es pecially necessary in order to prevent the land from passing into the hands of speculators who would by advanc ing the price and the control of the larger portion of the wild lands, create a land monopoly and defeat the very purpose of the government in giving homes to the poor and worthy. Homesteaders are realizing that they cannot sleep one night In a shack which would disgrace the name of home and call it a residence. Neither can they dig a hole in the borders of a slough and call it a well. The im provements must be genuine and the residence actual before they can af ford to take chances on offering final proof. The policy will stop the specu lation in homesteads and at the same time will work no hardship upon those who are bona fide homesteaders. What's In a Name." ("A rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.") In this era of large speculation, While fortunes are won in a year New standards of right are developed. New laws, new opinions appear. We plunder the public. What of it? Let fogies and old women prate. It is plain that "our" graft Is not steal ing. "A t'ommission is not a rebate." A governor, alderman, mayor. Attorney for county or city Neglects his executive function And the laws are ignored, more's the Pity! He has need of their votes in November, So he coddles the criminal tribe. Sucn favors Just please to remember. Must not be construed as a "bribe." By hook and by crook and by "stump age," A company gobbles some logs. Then builds a large dam on the river ,.° o»'«r«ow meadows and bogs. if the owner demands compensation, -Affest him. and keep him In Jail Till the company gattuys its plunder. Or, shoot him. should strategy fall. When "we" shoot a man 'tis not murder And those stories we tell the assessor i?MannS lies, or false swearing. Who made him, a father confessor? All the perquisites, fees, and round dol lars We gather by grafting and "sich" Belong, in some way, to the office, feilse how can we ever get rich? P. S..—Bear in"«ind this Judicial opini on Which clearly and fairly I state, A rebate returned through a national bank Is not a judicial rebate! So there, now! —M. P. Wheeler. "Harry Thaw's mother says she Is going to save her son's neck if it costs $40,000,000." If there is a.watermelon in the re frlgreator, there isn't room for any thing else there except a hope that it will finally get cold. Subscribe for The Evening Times. T': THE EVENINO TIMES, GPAND FORKS, N. D. Stories of the Hour Big Retain for Match Loan. "If a man has the slightest spark of sociability about him he ought to be a commuter Instead of living in New York," said a Jersey suburbanite whose business takes him across the ferry every morning and night. "There is none of this fence of re serve about the commuter that you see .in your next flat neighbor In the metropolis. There is a spirit of fel lowship, a near return to first prin ciples that makes you realize there are some other people on this grand old earth besides yourself and your immediate circle. "Why, you even make friends on the ferry, and form ties that are profitable as well as social. One morning about a year ago a man came up to me as I was smoking and said: 'I'd like to borrow a match If you have, one to spare.' "I handed him one. 'You are welcome to it,' I said. 'You needn't call it a loan.* 'We'd better call it a loan,' he re plied with a laugh. "Some day when you need .a light I'll return it.' "I let the pleasantry pass, but I saw the man frequently after that and.we always spoke. "I am in the employ of an electrical contracting company. I have served my apprenticeship as a solicitor and don't go out to hustle for business much at present. But for a long time we had been trying to land a big lighting contract. All our men had. fallen down on it and I was sent around to see the president of the com pany that had it. We were very anxious to get it, as it was about time for the contract to be awarded. I un derstood that the president of the con cern we were after was a pretty hard man to argue with but I went up to his office in a big Broad street sky scraper to see what I could do with hini. "I met obstacles at the start in the form of the president's private secre tary. When he found out my business he said it would be impossible for me to get an interview. Just Jhen the door of the president's office opened and out came my momuter acquain tance. 'Hello,' he said, giving me a hearty handshake. 'What are you doing down here?* 'I came down to see Mr. Blank,' I said. "'That means me,' he said with a laugh. 'Come in. I'd forgotten we didn't know one another's, names.' "I was dumfounded, of course, but a happy suggestion xame to me when I stated my business. 'You remember, Mr. Blank,' I said, 'that you once borrowed a light from me and promised to pay it back. I'll call it square if you'll give me that lighting contract- instead.' 'Your point is well taken,' he said with a laugh. 'I ought to keep my word and repay that loan. If you can come up. to our specifications and can do as well as the other fellows you get the contract.' "I had a signed contract in less than 20 minutes." Followed Her Wishes. A woman came to see this landlord. She wanted to look at a house that was to let. The man tient_a clerk to show her over the house, and on her return she said:— "I like the house very well. There is only ohe ftting I object to." "Well, madam, any, reasonable al teration," the landlord murmured suavely, "would be made, provided you took a three years' lease—" "I'd take a three years' lease," said the woman "If only the house had more closets." "The number of closets shall be doubled," spid the landlord. "Very well," said the woman, and she signed the lease then and there. After she had gone, the landlord called to his clerk again. "John," he said, "take a carpenter over to No. 37 and have him divide each of the closets in two. Stung All Sound. A barrister named Bushe was try ing a case ih Limerick- before Chief Baron O'Grady when, in the course of the lawyer's speech, an ass began to bray loudly outside the courtroom, the window of which' opened on a pas ture. "Wait a moment," said the Chief Baron. "One at a.time, Mr. Bushe, if you please." The barrister presently had a good chance to retort. When O'Grady was charging the jury, the asB N 0 began to bray, this time at a greater distance from the courtroom window. "I beg your lordship's pardon," said Barrister Bushe, "may I ask you to repeat your last words? There is such an echo about here that I did not quite catch that sentence." Those Bathing Suits. "Some of these bathing dresses," said Marshall P. .Wilder, "make me think of Princess Clementine, the mother of the prince of Bulgaria. "The princess said one day to her sailor brother, the Due de Joinvllle: 'Bring me, on your next trip to the .South Seas, the complete costume of a king's wife.' 'I will gladly,' the duke answered. "He returned from the South Seas a year later, and handed to his sister a string of glass beads. "'These are very pretty,' said the princess, 'but you promised me a com plete costume.' 'This is a complete costume,' said the duke. 'I've never seen them wear any other.'" Not Name, But Location. A certain lawyer, while spending his vacation at a summer hotel in the Cat8kllls. was waited on by an aged negro, who was very officious and at tentive. One day the lawyer guest asked the colored man his name. "George, sah," he replied. "George what?" inquired the lawyer. "George Washington, sah," answer ed the waiter. "Seems to me," said the lawyer, trying to overcome a smile, "that I have heard that name before." "Most likely you has, sah," was the reply. "I'se been head waiter heah nigh on to seven yeahs, sah."' Good Judgment Walter Christie, the well known au tomobillBt, was talking at Cape May about coolness in emergencies. "I used to know a suburbanite," he said, "whose house once took fire and was totally destroyed. "A day or two after the fire,'I met a friend of the Unfortunate man's'and said: 'I understand Binks showed rare presence of mind when that dreadful fire of his broke out.' "'He did, the friend answered. 'He wouldn't let the neighbors save a stick of his furniture. 11* ,v'1 w. N-. v. HOTEL CORRIDORS. F. E. Barrett, now of Seattle, Wash ington, but formerly one of the well known Minneapolis business men who made annual trips into the valley on business connected with his wholesale carriage establishment of- that city, stopped between trains enroute to Crookston. Mr. Barrett has business matters there which will keep him for several days. He was seen by the writer of this column and is very enthusiastic over the great west and the opportunities afforded there In almost every line of business. Seattle, he states, is en joying a boom of such a substantial nature that it will soon rival the proudest cities of the union. In fact the growth of the city is phenomenal and since the great San Francisco horror, the influx Into Seattle has been wonderful. "When four great trans continental roads are headed for a city and pushing every energy to reach it, there is something to attract them," were the words to the writer. "Every boat from the mining country of Alas ka brings down with hundreds of men who have made fortunes in the search for the precious metal. The money Is being spent in Seattle and many of them are investing In real estate there and farms near the city. The climate is simply grand and the great rush of people to secure a home there where they may spend the remainder of their days in a healthy and comfortable cll- F. W. BARRETT mate brings real estate up and up until property is always in urgent demand. Seattle is a city today of 200,000 peo ple and is bound to be much larger than that, its growth being of the sub stantial sort which will not retrograde later on." Mr. Barrett remarked on the growth of this city and the splendid conditions prevailing in the country he came through in his trip from the coast. In Montana, the wool growers are happy, their crop bringing good prices and all along the route there is a general atmosphere of prosperity which is an inspiration in itself. He states that Seattle Is to have new depots soon in addition to already fine railroad buildings and that as soon as the four great transcontinental lines reach that city, the Canadian Pa cific, Southern Pacific, Chicago & Mil waukee road business will increase in a phenomenal manner. The Milwaukee road is employing at least 5,000 men on its construction work and the race for the coast is being conducted night and day with all eyes on Seattle. Mr: Barrett is one of your blunt, whole-souled gentlemen, a Green Mountaineer by birth, who is an inter esting and entertaining conversation alist and his enthusiasm over the west is apt to be infectious to his listeners. One of the problems which cqn fronts the traveling men making North Dakota is the long time between trains. They ascribe it a good deal as two Carolina governors discussed the time Intervening between drinks, Sometimes a commercial tourist must remain in a little town for twelve or J. H. REUTELLE twenty-four hours and then make his way to another hamlet and be there delayed again. Some of the travelers are considering the use of automobiles and feel sure that a poor sparker will not produce as much profanity and loss of time as a poor train service. C. I. Collins, who sells teas and coffees out of Minneapolis, will go to headquarters the last of the week to arrange for the quicker mode of locomotion. He believes that he can make an average of six or seven towns a day and be a good deal nearer heaven in the end, if he will use an automobile. Other traveling men talk ed with, are seriously considering the advisability of using an auto in mak ing certain portions of their territory during the summer and fall months. Don't Forget Tonr Berth. Have you reserved your berth for Minneapolis via the Great Northern. Other people are doing so and the first come get the best berths. Get your reservation today. The G. A. R. rates are the most liberal and the Great Northern also have excursion rates to Milwaukee. See their agents for particulars. Remember the G. A. R. dates, August 11, 12 and 13 final return limit on the G. A. R. tickets can be arranged to September 30. 1 ,,v 1 "This talk about Grand Forks being a wicked and rum bibing city makes me tired," said a man to the Man About Town the other day. "Why, do you know that there are about twice as many soda water fountains in this city as others of its size and who ever saw one that was not busy the whole day long. There Is more soda water and soft drinks generally, used in this town, I believe, than of intoxicants. I refer, of course, to the summer sea son. "There Is no way of verifying my statement, of course, except by cbol reason—if such a thing is possible with the mercury at 90 degrees. Men of the drinking age are In a small min ority compared with minors and wom en who do not imbibe. Then there are so many more opportunities to indulge an appetite for the sweet, cold drinks. On nearly every corner of the cities for Instance, and In nearly every doorway possible, there is a soda font, a pail of lemonade or an ice cream can. And whoever thinks the children here don't have money should stand near Amusements The "Bijou." A hit? You bet It is. said Charlie Bates to Geo. Webster this morning, when George paid for the cigars and spoke of attending the "Bijou" this evening. Say pal, said Charlie, those managers of the 'Bijou" have the right 'dope" and will certainly get the "coin," if they continue to give the public the run for their money they are now doing. Those pictures from socslalism to niallsm, the flat dwel lers May day and the last witch Is worth two bits of any body's money. I'm going to see them twice weekly. How often dp they change? Why, every Monday and Thursday. On the Bridge at Midnight. Comedy characters like Germany and Reddy in "On the Bridge at Mid night," which will be at the Metropoli tan next Wednesday, are hard to match and the excellent company the man agement has provided this year for the famous scenic drama should make these two hits as enjoyable as ever. The bridge scene will be given as elab orately and faithfully as ever 'and shows what the combined skill of the scenic artist, stage carpenter, dramat ist and producer can do with the re sources of the modern stage. The mingling of humor and pathos in this play is as remarkable as the chief scene and the story of the blind mother seeking her stolen child is so fashioned that for the deeply interested audience the great bridge, lifting its valves to let a steamer pass. Is only an incident after all. There is a laudable effort shown in this play to avoid the cheap effects of reckless, sensational melo drama and to 8tick to the genuine strength of wholesome .drama. There are many characters besides the pro fessor and the bootblack. In comparing the pay of Maine teachers with the wages of cotton mill operatives in the state the committee found that the balance in favor of the former was very slight. For in stance, the 6,530 women working in the cotton mills of Maine get an aver age weekly wage of $5.99, while the women school teachers get an average weekly wage of $6.90. The men in the cotton mills of Maine get an average weekly wage of $8.01 while the men teachers get $9.18. Since it costs a person much more to become properly equipped for the teaching profession than it does to become an efficient millworker, to say nothing of the high er expense of daily living for the for mer, the additional wage received by the teachers, according to this report, is.far less than it should be. We have no reason to suppose that teachers in Maine are worse off with respect to pay than they are in most other states of the union—Leslie's Weekly. I FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1906. A Square Deal THE CHICAGO DAILY NEWS PRINTS ALL THE Nfew OF ALL THE WittD with absolute impartiality. Vs sole t.„ 1 is to find the facts, whatever th bet ing, arid print them fully and accurately. Besides the news facilities common to all first-class papers, it has its own exclusive cable news service extending into every quarter- of the globe. It Prints To-Day's Markets To-Day The Post Office Review sayi "Near ly everybody who reads the Eng lish language in, around or about Chicago reads THE DAILY NEWS." CI 'dilation over300,000a day tHS and watch the business one of these dispenserB of coolness does. "Now, of course, I know that the pall trade of the saloons Is not put out by the soda fountains, but I'll bet I you a sloe gin rlckey that for every pall of beer you see on the street in a half-hour walk I can show you as. much of soda water being drunk.. "I am much interested in this matter and have tried to find some authentic statistics on the subject of soda water,, but I cannot. But I do, know this: There Is a soda fountain on a certain corner across the bridge and a saloon on an opposite one. This soda foun tain on a hot day is crowded so that you have to reach over heads to get your drink, and, while the saloon does a good business—probably a better one than the majority in the city—one never has any trouble getting to the bar. And, too, I have seen at 2 a. m. a crowd three deep around the counter of the soda fountain when the saloon' had been closed for an hour. And the law on closing doesn't trouble it eith er It simply didn't have the business." Thinks the "Trouble Commit tee" is, After All, the Most Important and Potent. Denny Hannifin, "squatter gover nor" of North Dakota, has concluded' his first visit to Grand Forks in many years and last evening left for ^argo enroute home to Glendive, Mont. As he stood on the platform at the Great Northern depot, awaiting the departure of his train for the south, Mr. Hannifin mused. "Times good paper—like paper that stirs 'em up— belong to the trouble committee my self. Trouble committee, after all, is the most important Make a fuss and some one is bound to hear you. Keep ing still never got anything for any body. "And— "Say, talking about the Custer mass acre—history is all wrong on that af fair. I was on the field the day after the fight when all the Indians went north. I saw where General Reno marched up the hill to the aid of Gen eral Custer, and where he marched down again—and was burled. I placed flowers on hlB grave. It is a full four miles from that of General Custer." Denny was about to tell a story of how he used to hunt buffalo, wearing the skin of a deceased animal of that variety, with the barrel of his rifle pointing out of a sawed-off horn, when a blue-coated and brass-buttoned in dividual said something about "board." Denny said his part but just then hap pened to think about his train, so, gazing sorrowfully at the town that immortalized the expression "36 per cent," Mr. Hannifin bade goodbye to the reporter, looked a heartfelt thank you to a nearby policeman and climbed onto his train. PAID PENALTY. Associated Presa t* The Kvealag Tiaea. Morrltfown, N. J., Aug. 10.—Samuel Monlch was hanged in the jail here today for the murder of Mrs. Harriet K. Decker at Montvllle, N. J., Jiily IT If fortune disregard thy claim, Don't hang thy head in fear and shame. But marry the girl you love best. RMky Mountain Tea will do the rest. —Uon Drug Store.