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A. J. GRONNA, of Nelson.
T. P. MARSHALL, of Dickey.
B. Y. SARLES, of Traill.
Lieutenant Governor—
R. S. LEWIS, of Case.
Secretary of State—
A. PETERSON, of Sargent
H. L. HOLMES, of Pembina.
Supt. of Public Instruction—
W. L. STOCKWELL. of Walsh.
Insurance Commissioner—
E. C. COOPER, of Grand Porks.
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.
The Evening Times seriously warns
those good people, wherever dispersed,
who have valiently stood out against
the machinations of the liquor inter
ests' of the country, to weigh well the
insiduous advice of the hypocritical
Herald on the question of the refer
In orde'r to avenge himself upon a
few menjvhom he does not like, the
Herald editor would sacrifice the cause
of prohibition and nullify the work
that the thousands of men and women
have done through these many years
against the liquor traffic. Of course
the state democracy is in favor of
the referendum the democratic party
everywhere is in favor of anything
that appeals to popular prejudice.
Bryan's recent utterances are proof of
this assertion. The referendum would
bring about a most complete state of
political confusion, and therein lies the
sole hope of the democrats in North
Dakota. With "chaos worse confound
ed" and our representative term of
government destroyed, a democrat
might slip into office more frequently,
and policies, like that of prohibition,
which have been matters of republican
solicitude, would naturally come up
for consideration.
Is there any doubt that the great
liquor interests of the country are in
favor of the referendum? or that these
same interests would willingly and
lavishly subscribe to a campaign fund
if resubmission could be brought
about? Who knows that they have
not already done so?
Why does the Herald indorse the
democratic referendum?
Once1 enter upon the referendum
policy and what legislator who favor
ed it could consistently vote against
resubmission? To our republican state
conventions do those who favor pro
hibition owe largely the preservation
of the anti-liquor law, and the several
legislative assemblies that have refus
ed to resubmit the question have
simply obeyed the expressed will of
these conventions.
The so-called reformers would abol
ish the state convention system, and
even now one of their leaders, the
Herald editor, discredited and dis
graced though he be, is already ad
vocating a policy that would be ab
solutely fatal to prohibition in North
What is wanted in this state is not
resubmission, but a more rigid enforce
ment of the prohibition law. We must
guard against the deceptive methods
of those who would put the law in
jeopardy against the subterfuges of
the liquor interests and their cohorts.
The adoption of the referendum as a
Btate policy would be a long stride to
wards resubmission. It would be pre
cisely what the liquor interests want.
The people of North Dakota are
Btrongly opposed to the saloon. Any
thing that would ultimately result in
re-establishing this criminal institu
tion in the state would retard not only
its material development, but check
its moral advancement as well.
The referendum, which is advocated
by the democrats and the Herald, is
simply the entering of the thin edge
of the wedge. Once the way is open
to resubmission the liquor interests
will do the rest. There will be no
Address all communications to The Evening Times, Grand Forks, N. D.
One Year in advance $4.00
8te Months in advance 2.25
One Month by carrier 40
Week cuwicr IS
ERICK STAFNE. of Richland.
SIMON WESTBY, of Pierce.
Srntlmrat to be Incnleated.
"Let reverence of law be breathed by
every mother to the lisping: 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 proclaimed in legis
lative halls and enforced in courts of
justice -In short, let it become the
political religion of the nation.'
—Abraham Lincoln.
scarcity of campaign funds, and leech
es of the Herald ilk will fast fill with
It is worse than folly to remain in
active while commercial opposition,
which in time is destined to work an
injury to the country, is developing.
North Dakota is the greatest bread
producing region in the world today
and permanency as a grain growing
region is securely established.
But it is not the only region which
will in all probability be converted into
hard wl\pat farms. Just now the most
dangerous rival is the country north
of the international boundary line.
It is true that it is largely in the ex
perimental stage, and to the casual
observer it would seem that north
western Canada would never become
a rival of our own northwest as a
wheat grower. But the time was
when wheat growing in this state was
more uncertain than the' races. That
was in our experimental period.
Adaptation and acclimation have
done the work and by diligent applica
tion of nature's laws we have develop'
ed what might be termed anew class
of vegetation fully able to mature in
the hundred days of the growing sum
mer as well as capable of withstanding
the peculiarities of our northern
Canada is farther north and conse
quently has a shorter growing season,
even though it is modified by condi
tions extraneous to those which are
ordinarily responsible for climatic con
ditions. Whether hard wheat can be
so acclimated to that country as to be
come a competitor of our own product
must await the determination of the
experimental era of development.
If such should be true. North Dakota
will have her most formidable rival
for the bread market of the world.
The wheat growing regions must look
|argely to the Orient for the new
foreign markets. The old world, which
is something near fixed in its popula
tion, has always been a bread buyer.
It already consumes as much of our
surplus products as it needs for food.
It is necessary to look to other sources
for the market of the surplus. In do
ing this it is necessary to find a
people who have not been a bread
eating one. Naturally the one to be
considered is the Asiatics who, while
being largely, if not entirely vegetar
.ians, have not been large consumers
of bread. But as they are cereal eaters
it is an easy matter to convert them to
the use of wheat food products.
The building of the Grand Trunk
Pacific line of railway through that
portion of Canada which will probably
become our rival, and from there on to
the Pacific with a steamship line to
the Orient, means a parallel competing
line capable of reaching the seaboard
with less cost than is possible from
this country.
It would be well for the people
of the northwest to give some con
sideration to the matter before the
opportunities in which we have been
so long secure, pass in part to our
The opening of the city schools next
Monday means the beginning of nine
months of serious work for the chil
dren. But if they could appreciate
the cost of the schools and the Inter
est which is taken in the success of
them they would understand why such
efforts are made by school officers,
teachers and parents to have them
receive the greatest possible good
from the efforts of the teachers.
It costs a small fortune every year
to conduct the schools of this city,
and the only return is the education
received by the children. Measured in
dollars their education stands out
against the costs of the schools. It is
true that the impressions which are
made on the mind and which are large
ly responsible for the character of the
individual in life and the soul in eter
nity, can not be counted against
money. They are things which are
The return for the money expended
in the public schools can be materially
increased by the assistance of both
patrons and pupils. The work of the
teacher can be made better by the
careful attention and faithful attend
ance of the pupil, and both these are
largely 4n the care of the parent. He
can see that the pupil -Is present every
day unless detained by sickness or
other unavoidable circumstance. In
this particular the parent should un
derstand that the lessons in the school
Editor ud Mauser
One Year in advance 11.00
Six Month in advance 75
Three Months in advance 50
One Year not in advance ........ 1.50
Subscribers desiring address changed muBt sendtformer address as well as new one
Entered as second-class matter at the postoflice at
Forks, North Dakota.
room are each a series in a great
system, the one built upon the preced
ing so that the absence of the child
from one of them impairs his compre
hension of the succeeding one, and not
only makes it more difficult for the
teacher but weakens the mental de
velopment of the child.
The child who, so to speak, resists
the efforts of the teacher hinders his
own progress. This usually comes
from a personal dislike of the teacher,
and this dislike is often the result of
uncomplimentary remarks made in the
presence of the child at home. It is
therefore better for the child to sup
press any remarks derogatory to the
teacher even if true. For while teach
ers are only mortal and consequently
not infallible, they strive for that
which is best for the child as they see
it, and any mistakes are those of the
head and not of the heart.
A helping hand extended to every
teacher in the city schools will not
only make their own work easier but
the increased advantages to the chil
dren will well repay the efforts in
dollars and cents.
If the city of Grand Forks is to be
come the wholesale center that its
optimistic advocates believe it will it
is evident that it will have to do some
rustling for business. It has been
pointed out repeatedly in these col
umns that business does not come tu
any point unless there is some induce
ment on the side. Prices and other
advantages being equal the securing
of business is a matter of hustle not
chance. The latter is the principle
which permits business to go when
ever it may happen to. It is securing
business without personal direction.
The other is the securing of business
by earnest solicitation.
But no hustling can secure business
for a city against competition unless
there is some consideration in favor of
the successful city. It might win if
rivals did not make a fight for the
same trade. Grand Forks has within
its grasp the opportunity to secure the
entire trade of the northwest. The
writer was recently shown some
figures from an official source which
proves that in the matter of freight
alone this city has an advantage not
possessed by any other in the north
While the rates vary materially on
the several classes of freight the ad
vantage to this city is from ten to
thirty per cent. For instance the
rates from the eastern cities to this
point are lower than they are to Minot.
Yet wholesalers in this city can ship
as far west as Granville cheaper 'than
competitors located in Minot could do.
But these advantages are not known
to the general public, and in fact not
by the vast majority of the merchants
who are concerned *u them. What this
city needs is some strong and earnest
presentations of these facts to the
people in the territory tributary to this
In connection with The Evening
Times' expose of the printing combine
steal the Grand Forks Herald has been
forced to make a confession, and it
does so in this wise:
An agreement was made by four of
the printing firms of the state, of
which The Herald was one, to divide
the profits op certain classes of state
work, instead of competing for that
work and permitting one person in
stead of four, to secure all the profit.
While under the stress of competition
methods similar to this have been fol
lowed of late years In every line of
business, wholesale and retail, The
Herald does not attempt to justify an
agreement of this sort, and it believes
that as a general rule such agreements
are contrary to sound business ethics.
Here is a plea of guilty such as
many another culprit has made on
his apprehension in a long career of
They agreed "to divide the profits"
among them so as to prevent "one
person" from making them all. How
utterly dishonest and intentionally de
ceptive is this "explanation". What
the four did was to agree not to com
pete for the work. The bids were then
fixed so as to hold the state up for
about 50 per cent more than it had
ever before been called upon to pay
for like service. If this is not a con
spiracy against the commonwealth,
punishable under the provisions of
Section 7481 of the Penal Code, then
there is no such thing as conspiracy.
Surely the attention of the proper law
officer need not be called further to
tbis offense.
Pembina county, always in evidence
in state politics, affords some interest
ing data relative to the great and
good Mr. Winship and his kind of
people. For instance it was in Pem
bina county that this overworked re
former first tried his hand at extortion.
Being detected he compromised at 50
cents on the dollar. It was in Pembina
county that one of Mr. Winship's
friends took subscriptions to the ex
tent of $600 for stock in the Normand
en, and the parties subscribing have
not to this day received the stock cer
tificates for which they paid. The
question is who finally got the money
and who the certificates? These sub
scriptions were made by republicans
who supposed they were helping a re­
publican newspaper. The Noriftanden
is now supporting the democratic
ticket, _as we are advised, aqd Mr.
Winship is part owner of the Normand
en. Further Investigation might dis
close tft« amount paid' by The Herald
to a rival bidder here in Grand Forks
county when certain public printing
was let. But all these facts will come
out in detail In due course of time.
Mr. Bryan claims that he advocated
the government ownership of railroads
in the Commoner two years ago. It
would seem from the shock which the
Madison Square Garden statement
gave some of the eminent democratic
editors, they have not been in the habit
of perusing that journal.
It is claimed that Hearst had a
detective sh idowing Bryan on his glob?
trotting tour and that the Nebraskan
was caught in the act of holding secret
concourse with the minions of J. Pier
pant Morgan. Because of this, the sup
port of Bryan by the yellow journalist
is impossible.
The way the Minnewaukan Sittings
called down the Leeds News on the
story of the unfortunate suicide of the
late foreman of the Sittings office,
must have given the News editor the
same impression he would receive in
being hit with a brick.
Openiug Event at the Metropolitan
Richard Carle, the author-comedian,
is always happiest when he creates a
character that has something to do
with the stage. In "The Maidxand the
Mummy" he introduces a broken-down
theatrical manager of the Wllkins
Micawber type an ex-leading lady,
Trlxie Evergreen, who Is madly in love
with the manager: and a property
man who makes up to resemble a
mummy. The unusual characters in
"The Maid and the Mummy" go far
towards making that merry musical,
melange the big success it has proved
during the past season. "The Maid
and the Mummy" will be the opening
attraction at the Metropolitan theater
on Saturday, Sept. 8.
The Xaid and the Mummy.
Joe Edmonds, who plays the part of
Mac Swat, the eccentric Scotch detec
tive in "The Maid and the Mummy,"
has played in. "The Storks," "The Ten
derfoot," and a number of musical
comedies. In "The Maid and the
Mummy" he sings two of the biggest
song hits, "Peculiar Julia," and "O,
It's Great to be Crazy." Accompany
ing the "Julia" song he will do this
celebrated wooden-shoe specialty. In
both these songs he is assisted by the
liveliest chorus work that has ever
been seen on the American stage!
"The Maid and the Mummy" comes to
the Metropolitan next Saturday.
The late Hon. William C. Whitney,
called by writers, "The Prince of the
American Turf," upon seeing "Check
ers" at the famous old Academy of
Music, said: "It is the finest racing
play I have ever seen."
Man About Town
Lena is four and a half. The other
evening there was company at the
house and chicken and waffles formed
a part of the supper. One of the
guests was a young man, and Lena's
mamma asked him how he liked the
.waffles. Lena thought the question un
necessary, for she promptly remark
ed: "By da way he gobble da down he
must like da." The young man let it
go at that, and joined with the others
in the laugh which followed.
I have heard it said that aged per
sons are almost as sensitive as chil
dren at times, but I know very little
about it. I only recall that I once saw
an aged man jump from a rather high
bench on which he had been sitting
and go sprawling upon the floor. He
blushed like a school boy and said:
"That's what I get for having on the
wrong glasses." He then went on to
.explain that the glasses brought
things nearer to him and caused him
to misjudge the distance from the
.bench to the floor.
There is a son of Italy who does
business over on a certain street who
will soon have enough T\iney to re
turn to the "Boot Peninsula" and buy
a vineyard, unless some husky Ameri
can puts him out of' business, because
of his audacity. He stahds in
front of his place and drags
men into his little shop, where they
wait until their trousers are pressed.
"Looka, looka, mistair!" is the salute
of the Italian as he points to the big
knuckles at the knees of men rushing
to their offices, and he caught the Man
About Town the first thing.
"Coma fnaslde ana pressa da pants
ana maka da vara mucha Ilka da new
for a dime. Pants loka vera mucha da
bad. I have a da goosa hot, and it taka
da minute." The Italian really presses
a pair of trousers in a few minutes.
The customers go behind a screen and
read the newspapers while he is at
Sometimes the vanity of men is far
In excess of that of the weaker sex.
The way some men do primp up, pose
before the mirror and adopt all the
little conceits of woman occasionally
jars upon one's nerves. Just a few
years ago the ordinary man consider-,
ed it an extravagance to pay 10 cents
for a shave every day. But now, what
a difference! The other day I saw
a man—who, by the way, was a Grand
Forkser—cash out $2.50 In a barber
shop after he had been "fixed up," and
this did not include tips, either. First
he had: his hair cut, and while the bar
ber was at work a manicurist was
busy with his hands and at the same
time the bootblack was polishing his
oxfords. After the haircut and shave
he had his hair singed: Then came a
shampoo, followed by a rub with hair
tonic. Of course he had his mustache
curled and perfumeid, brllliantine was
rubbed on his eyebrows then, after
a final touch with the powder puff, he
got up straightened himself before a
full-length mirror and posed for a
second or two with a half smile of sat.
isfaction. This is somewhat of an
indication of the—well, let us call it
the extravagance of men.
Wire Clicks
Couple Separated Years Ago-BiA Be.
lieved Other Dead—Illegal Marriage.
toithUt* Prraa to The tuveaiag Time*.
Washington, Pa., Sept. e.—A peculiar
state of affairs was revealed when
Louis Giles and Mrs. Mary Davis of
near Canonsburg applied at the local
Clerk of Court's office for a license
to marry. Mrs. Davis stated that she
had been married before, but that her
husband. Wheeler Davis had died ten
years ago. When she gave his name
the deputy clerk informed her that he
knew a man by that name. The grant
ing of the license was deferred until
an examination could be made, when
it was learned that the woman's hus
band was living north of Washington
and had married in 1903 a girl named
Ella Brown.
It also developed that Davis believed
his wife dead and so took oath when
granted a license to marry Miss
Brown. Mrs. Davis and Giles were re
fused a license and- Wheeler Davis
raw Informed that his second mar-'
J'lage was illegal. No adjustment of
the case has yet been made.
Pure Food Laws Makes Heavy Task
for Agricultural Dept.
Aaaoelated Preaa to The Ttaea.
Washington, Sept 6.—As a result of
th$ new pure food law which goes In
to--effect January 1 next, the depart
ment of agriculture is making prepara
tions for the increased labor equip
ment involved In its enforcement. The
working forces and the appliances of
the laboratories at Philadelphia, Chi
cago, Baltimore and New Orleans will
be largely increased, while at the ports
of New York and Boston there will
be erected new laboratories in which
,to conduct the necessary examinations
pf all food products coming into this
There is no money available for the
construction of these buildings but
^he secretary of agriculture has been
assured that it will be forthcoming at
the:next session of congress.
Assurances have been given that the
money necessary to execute the pure
food law through the employment of
Inpectors and the necessary clerical
force, will be provided.
Watches and Jewelry Worth $800
Taken From Hanson's Store.
Special to The Ereilst Ttaea.
Milnor, N. D., Sept. 6.—The hard
ware store of Hanson, Newgard &
Hanson was entered last night and a
quantity of watches and jewelry
amounting to about $300 taken. No
clue as yet to the robbers, except that
several suspicious characters have
been seen skulking in the weeds of
late. The new Catholic church and
First Natlfpal bank building are nearly
timlitnl Pr*u to The Enslac Ttaea.
Plymouth, Mich., Sept. 6.—Survivors
of the Sixteenth Michigan Veteran
Volunteer Infantry gathered here to
day In twenty-sixth annual reunion.
A reception to the old soldiers and
their friends was held in the mofnlng
at the Baptist church, followed this
afternoon by a business session of the
veterans. President Frank Wilson
Aaaoelated Preaa Cable to The Breslu
The Hague, Sept. 6.—Medical men
-of note from various parts of Europe
and America are attending the fifth
international tuberculosis conference,
which assembled in this city today.
During the several days the conference
remains in session such qu3stions as
compulsory notification, ways of in
fection and tuberculosis among chil
dren will be exhaustively discussed.
Aaaoelated Preaa to The Eyralac Ttaea.
Boston, Sept. 6.—At a meeting of
about 75 democrats, representing
various sections of the state, in this
city today, It was voted to oppose Dis
trict Attorney John B. Moran for the
democratic nomination for governor.
The attitude of Joslah Quincy, chair
man of the state committee, in oppos
ing Moran, was endorsed.
Aaaoelated Preaa to The Bvealag Ttaea.
Boston. Mass., Sept. 6.—The chase
family association of American gather
ed in annual reunion today at the
Hotel Vendome in this city. Several
hundred members were? in attendance,
some of them coming from South Car
olina, Illinois, Colorado and other dis
tant states and also from various parts
of Canada.
Aaaoelated Preaa Cable to The Evealas
Rome, Sept 6.—It is asserted on re
liable authority that the Pope is suf
fering from gout in a dangerous form.
Although his Holiness, is apparently
well, it is feared that fatal paralysis
of the heart may occur at any moment.
The physicians in attendance decline
to discuss the matter.
Aaaoelated Preaa Cahle to The Evealac
Paris, Sept 6.—Commander John C.
Fremont, the American naval attache,
left Paris today for Tangier, whense
he Will depart for Fez, in company
with Minister Gummere. The Ameri
can mission expects to remain a weeft
at the capital oltMorocco.
Boy Well tfnown In Fargo Gets Posi
tion of Stenographer.
Fargo Forum: A letter just recelv
ied from Bismarck says that William
Harris has been appointed to the cov
eted position as stenographer in Gov
ernor Sarles' office. Mr. Harris will
be remembered as a former Dakota
,Business college pupil and his many
friends In the city will rejoice to hear
of his well-earned success.
Closfr CalL
One chickan hunter from Grafton,
had a little experience, says the Rec
ord, that he doesn't care to repeat—
not that he was injured, but he had
one of those things called a "close
call." A rain storm came up and chas-~
ed him into a hen house. Now. of
course there is nothing wrong about a
chicken hunter going to a hen house,
but he had only got Inside and passed
the time of day with the hens, when
a bolt of lightning came hurrying
down and struck a shock of grain di
rectly in front of his temporary abode.
The grain burned up gladly and the
hunter put out its hilarity and ex
pressed thanks or should have done
so, that the lightning did not hit the
hen house and hit him for his hunt
ing license.
Churchs Ferry Man Has Speci
mens of All N. D. Trees,
Rocks, Birds, Etc.
Out near Churches Ferry is located
one of the most Interesting and at the
same time largest collections of na
tural curiosities of the state to he
found In any private collection. It Is
the property of J. W. Barrett, who in
his earlier days mingled sufficiently
In politics to connect with the pay roll
of the state and draw the salary of
commissioner of agriculture and
labor—the thing which the editor of
the LaMoure County Chronicle tried
to woo unto himself. But Barrett quit
in time to devote some energy to other
things besides rainbow chasing and
having sufficient of this world's goods
to make life comfortable without any
serious efforts, and being by natural
turn of mind a geologist and naturalist,
he began making the collection which
is now much more than a local curio
He named his farm Sylvaton and so
arranged the buildings that his home
IRe was actually surrounded with the
objects he most enjoyed. He has grow
ing on the farm every native tree or
schrub of North Dakota, and in addi
tion a large number of Imported va
rieties. Among the latter is the Rus
sian willow which in three years on
his farm reached a height of eighteen
feet, and is strong and healthy. He
planted apple trees and trimmed them
in various ways to discover the best
method of protecting them from the
wintry winds.
But he did not stop at such things.
He has made a collection of glaciated
rocks of the state which show at a
glance all the changes and actions of
these giant plows of nature while they
were fashioning the present fields
which now make the farmers rich. The
pyramid which he has constructed of
these distinctive marked rocks become
at once an object lesson which can
be read at a moment's glance.
The collection includes specimens
of every kind of timber native to the
state in both the natural and dressed
state. The nest and eggs of every kind
of native or migratory bird which
makes North Dakota even a temporary
home, and the seeds of every kind of
grain and plant, whether wild or cul
tivated, which so far have been found
in the state.
Many of the exhibits were shown at
the St. Louis and Portland fairs, and
the owner tarried off a large number
of medals from both on the splendid
exhibit of grains and grasses which
he had at both places.
Raising of These Animals in
This State a Profitable
The celebrated Enville Stock Farm,
located at Cogswell, had a number of
Angora goats on exhibition at the re
cent fair In this city, and they were
regarded as something of a curiosity,
and on a par with the ordinary house
hold pet. As a matter of fact, however,
the industry is getting somewhat of
a start in this state, As the following
from the Devils Lake Republican will
Augus McDonald has a three-quar
ter section down in Poplar Grove on
the old Besaw place and In a beautiful
park section. The west side of the
farm runs to the shore of Tellers bay
and is lined with brush and young
forest growth. Here Mr. McDonald
has fenced off a pasture for his 30 fine
Angora goats. He is well pleased with
the goats and their work in cleaning
land. The goats breed well but he
missed one point. The goats must be
clipped in April. The goats often give
some raisers trouble when the kids
are born as they are not ..as good
mothers as are sheep. He separates
each mother in a small pen. When the
kid is born it needs a warm place till
dry. In a few days the mother becomes
attached to her kid and then there is
no more trouble. Fencing properly (s
important add need not be high but
firm at top and as they will force it
up and crawl under or several will
get up on top wire and bear it down.
The hair is long, silky, and brings a
good price in good grades.
The meat of the young goat is fine
and in California hotels is served as
Angora venison and a great favorite.
Persistent Rumor That Fighter
Is Dead Denied by Asso
ciated Press.
Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evt^alaa Ttaea.
New York, Sept. 6.—The report
is in circulation that Battling Nel
son died today at Goldfield, Nev.
We are investigating.
Relatives Not Worried.
Chicago, Sept. 6.—At the home
of "Battling" Nelson here his rela
tlves declared they did not believe
he was in a serious condition.
The above telegrams were received
by the Evening Times through Its As
sociated Press reports this afternoon.
Persistent rumors have been current
on the street today to the effect that
the fighter died at his quarters at Gold
field from Injuries received during his
fight with Gans, but they are not sub
Aaaoelated Preaa to The Bvealac Ttaea.
Boise, Idaho, Sept. 6.—Congressman
Reeder of Kansas, who failed of an
opportunity to speak during Tuesday
nights sensational debate of the for
est reserve'question, was called to the
platform yesterday. Referring briefly
to the controversy of last night, he
said it was his desire to endorse the
administration of Chief Forester Gif
ford Pinchot. He made the statement
that while Mr. Pinchot had drawn for*
bis work the same salary as a con
gressman, Mr. Plnehot was not exer
cising that privilege, but instead, was
having the salary distributed among
his clerks.
S. J. Taylor Tells Reason For
His Presence on the
Streets Nude.
New light has been shed on the act
of Samuel J. Taylor, who arrived by
the foot route in the city last night
in Adaml£ dress, creating somethlng
more of a stir than would be the case
did the most beautiful woman appear
on the street In a ball gown. The
clothes have been found and with the
calming down of tHe man while in the
jail, he has been able to give a fairly
good account of his actions.
He was employed, he says, on the
farm of Len Emerson, who lives ten
miles south of the city. Yesterday he
had a fight with a man, and after the
scrap was over, he started to this city,
on a wheel. As he traveled he became
excited and scared and finally aban
doned his wheel for the more rapid
-foot race. As he ran he Increased his
temperature as well as his excitement,,
and as he became warmer he began
undressing on the installment plan.
Finally when an auto approached
from behind, all reason seems to have
deserted him, and he took an air line
course tf this city.
The first man to notice him was John
McCoy, a farmer living about three
miles south of the city, and when he
passed that place he appeared a mere
white streak. He was destitute of
clothing, and this morning McCoy
found the hat which had evidently
been the last portion of his garments
cast to the windtT, and by following the
trail backward, recovered the entire
outfit. Taylor had on one shoe of the
style worn by lumber jacks and a.
heavy woolen sock when he made his
appearance on the streets of this city,
the probability being that he was di
vesting himself of these encumbrances
when the automobile which he thought
was after him, approached so he did
not take time to complete the dlsrttb
Ing act. He claims to have had $18'
or $17 |n cash in his clothes, but no
confirmation of this story has beeh
Whether he suddenly became insane
or whether he received a blow on the
head in the fight he mentioned, which'
caused him to do the Garden of Eden
stunt, cannot be told.
Side Door Pullman Artists Will
Soon Hie Themselves
The present season is known to rail
way employes, especially to brakemen,
as the hobo season, and- these latter
have their hands full so to speak, to
prevent the harvesters who always go
west from violating tbo anti-pass law.
There is always a certain number of
men who seek to ride without paying
the customary fee, and just-now the
rush for the side door pullman is at
its height and if the brakemen were
•lot oh their guard, the freight trains
would be' carrying as many passen
gers as the regular passenger trains.
The railway employes always in
crease their vigilance with the advent
of August, especially on the divisions
between Duluthand Grand Forks. The
harvest with its good wages is a mag
net which draws a large number of
men to it, and as a rule the majority
of them have little or no money. With
all the watchfulness of the traiuiren
they are unable to keep their trains
free from this class of travelers, and
hradly a train pulls into t\« depot at
this citey but does not carry one or
more rod riders, while from every
door opening a face may be seen peer
ing out. It is a cheap mothod of travel
In every thing save time, end that to*
the average hobo is of little value.
The season will last until aftev the
grain on the North DakoU farms is
threshed, and then the return will be
on. Many of this class of passengers
make the return trip in the same
manner, though as a rule they have
more monex than when they went out
But it is not the purpose of this class
of people to pay money to the rail
roads. They look upon them much as
the democratic party doeB, and believe
that they should belong- to the gov
ernment and as tliese travelers we a
part of the government especially at
election time in the close states, they
feel ase though they are entitled to
some consideration.
The money which the railroads
would take for carrying them would
go far towaerds provideing a good
time when the land of corn juice is
reached, and they prefer it.
C. J. Gilbert, candidate for sheriff,
is over today looking after his fences.
Miss Florence Longan is back from
a visit .in Minneapolis, extending over
six weeks.
E. Arneson left last evening for the
Twin Cities to attend the fair. Miss
Thorson assumed her duties at the
Arneson store this morning.
The lightning rod bunco game is
again being worked according to ad
vices from Gentllly. Last week agents
went to the^home of Simon Vaudrain
near there, asking that the rods be
put on the house free of charge. The
second day two men returned, put the
rods up and presented Mr. Vaudrain
with a bill for $156.50. When he re
fused to pay It, they threatened to
carry the matter into the courts and
upon his still refusing to pay it, they
proposed that he make out a note and
pay in installments. But when Mr.
Vaudrain told them he would not make
any settlement, th^y wished him to pay
$18 for the damage done to the rods
and take them down. Finally they
took the rods down, tore up the con
tract and, as the correspondent says,
"went away without even saying good
Comptroller of Currency Demands
Condition of National Banks.
.Prw,lto Vke Bveala* Ttaea.
Washington, 8ept. 6.—The comptrol
ler of the currency today issued a call
for a statement of the condition of
national banks at the close of busi
ness Tuesday, September 4.

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