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-JU, fi, PAGE FOUR 1 1%-: I H. H. l.AMPMAN N C- |t t' :i & &' |p 'fe' i. A:- THE EVENING TIMES ESTABLISHED JANUARY, 1906 PRINTED EVERY WEEK DAY IN THE YEAR THE TIMES PUBLISHING COMPANY (INCORPORATED) PUBU8HER8 AND PROPRIETORS Address all communications to The Evening Times, Grand Forks. D. SUBSCRIPTION RATES DAILY One Year in advance Six Months in advance 0*r **rr*h hy »vrr?rr. Om V^tvik bj aitiu' REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET. Congressmen— A. J. GRONNA, of Nelson. T. F. MARSHALL, of Dickey. Governor— E. Y. SARLES, of Traill. Lieutenant Governor— R. S. LEWIS, of Cass. Secretary of State— ALFRED BLAISDELL. of Ward. Treasurer— A. PETERSON, of Sargent Auditor— H. L. HOLMES, of Pembina. 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. SIMON WESTBY, of Pierce. Sentiment to be Inculcated. "Let reverence of Jaw be breathed by every mother to the lisping: babe that prattles in her lap let ft 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. FOR GOOD ROADS. A few years ago the legislature of New York passed what was common ly known as the Higbie-Armstrong act for the improvement of the public highways of the state, and the matter was placed under the supervision of the state engineer for the working out of a system by which the most travel ed roads should be made? as near per fect as possible while those which were less frequently used should be built in accordance with the travel which they -would have to sustain. Th plan worked out by the state en gineer was for a graduated system which when completed would cover the state with a net work of highways affording every advantage for travel possible. A map has just been prepared by the engineer covering many of the re quirements of the law It is to ac company the state engineer's report to the legislature, and when approv ed by that body will establish the limits under which the proceeds of the bond issue provided for building these roads will be expended. The map is based upon a series of county maps, showing the system of highways In each county, which, intercommuni cating across county boundaries, will constitute the highway system o't the state. This map shows 692 miles of im proved roads already completed 1,550 miles, plans for which have been ap proved by the various boards of supervisors and 5,450 miles whose im provement is recommended by the state engineer to form a complete system of improved roads for the state. From reports of the department's road inspectors it is estimated that there are about 67,579 miles fit high ways in constant use, and 7,509 miles of side or cross roads seldom used. The reports show also that, exclusive of the roads improved under the Higbie-Armstrong act, about 3,754 miles of highways have been surfaced with gravel, 1,501 with crushed stone, while about 39,045 have been shaped and crowned. The state engineer re gards the work of road improvement a9 progressing more than satisfactorily. Minnesota has likewise enacted a law which, while not so comprehensive as that of New York, serves as a foundation for the building up of a great state highway system. North Dakota needs good roads more than almost any other state, because her products must be carried over them to the railways in order to reach the market. It would certainly not be un wise for the legislature to provide for the primary work of this kind so that as the state develops, the work can be perfected. OUR CUBAN OBLIGATION. The application of the Piatt amend ment to the present conditions in Cuba Is a matter of considerable moment in this country. The revolution itself will in all probability prove merely a ripple1 on the surface.. The reason which the leaders give for its inaugura tion Is the same as has been given for every one which has been launched In the Latin American states for de cades. .y. It was contended that the party in •i: $4,00 One Year in advance .... 2.25 Six Month in advance 40 Three Months in advance 15 One Year not in advance Subscribers desiring address changed must sendtformer address as well as new one Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice at Grand Forks, North Dakota. FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1iW«. f. .. Editor sad Maum WEEKLY $1.00 .75 .50 1.5Q power always won the election. Specifically at the last Cuban election the moderates under the leadership of President Palma were maintained in office. The liberals claimed that the government machinery had been used to intimidate the voters and thwart their will. They claimed that under these conditions it was impossible to secure the rights of the people except by overthrowing the present govern ment by force of arms. This is what the revolutionists are endeavoring to do. The Piatt amendment provides that this country may intervene "for the maintenance of a government adequate for the protection of life, property and individual liberty." It leaves the mat ter of what shall constitute a condition necessary for intervention to the gov ernment of the United States. But it is evident that this government never intended to guarantee the keeping in office of any man. Even if the revolution should suc ceed it would only be necessary for this government to inquire whether or not the one which the revolution ists would set up instead of the one now in existance would be able to give "adequate protection to life, property and individual liberty." It would seem that the right thing would have been to have agreed to maintain a government of the qualifi cations indicated according to the Cuban constitution. But that would have operated as a sort of protectorate in principle if not in fact, and that was exactly what this country desired to avoid. Securing political party success by force of arms was a condition which probably was not considered when the matter was before congress. At any rate so long as a government, whether de jure or de facto, capable of main taining the stability of internal affairs required by the Piatt amendment is in existence, this government will hard ly question the methods by which it was brought into existance. A PROPER AMENDMENT. Three amendments to the state con stitution will be voted on at the coming election. One of these, and probably the most important, is that relating to the sale of state school lands where such lands are required for townsite purposes. Under the present provisions of the constitution these lands can only be sold on a contract plan, the maturing of which requires twenty years. While the title to such lands may be trans ferred by contract it is not only cum bersome but it is not at all satisfactory to investors who desire to make cost ly improvements on the property. On farm lands where the transfers are few and where large quatities of land are usually included in such trans fers, the matter of title is not so im portant. But in towns where the con veyances include only lots, and where the number is so large the method be comes a nuisance. The amendment provides that when state school lands are required for townsite purposes, the state may make sale of the same and perfect the title to the purchaser at once. In a state developing as rapidly as North Dakota is the demand for new townsites is imperative. No part of the state can become a rich farming section until the building of the rail roads to carry the products of the farm to the market The country remains undeveloped until they are built. With the construction of the rail roads comes the demand for town sites, and in their location the whole contributory country is interested. The fact that the sites desired are often school lands in many instances pre vents them from being located where they will be for the best interests of the communities. The adoption of the proposed amendment will obviate the necessity of making such locations at improper points on the plea that the title to the land can not be had. BEAUTIFYING THE SCHOOL ROOM. School officers and sometimes school teachers are loth to expend a little money or labor in beautifying the school rooms, considering it some thing of a waste. They do not realize that much of the character building is of an obsorbing nature that the environment of the child during nine months of ths year has much to do ,wiih the moulding of its character. There is a reason for the desire to surround ourselves with all that is beautiful and pleasing. Men do not often build fine houses and surround *&*S them with terraced lawns and with walks nor plant, trees and flowers merely to do so. They afford uncon scious pleasure and this is the motive which prompts their making. There is a destructive element in all children which leads them to mark and mar things which they should not. It is the latent 'Spirit of vandalism. They do this with things which have little beauty. But if they were sur rounded by costly and beautiful ones they would never think of defacing them. A boy will try the edge of his knife on a store box without a mo ment's hesitation, but he would pause long before he would do the same thing on a piano. Chiildren. so to speak, absorb the sen timent of their surroundings. If these be cultured and refined the same senti ment is inculcated in the children. Therefore the school building should have all that is to be found in the home in the way of beautiful yards, flowers in season, trees artistically arranged, and walks which are pleasing to the eye. Inside the room there should be neatness and the evidences of taste. Pictures on the wall, flowers in the wiuuows. a polished stove and clean floors are the absolute essentials of every school room. Suffering from what appears to be an incurable attack of Hansbrough phobia the Herald has not hesitated to personally vilify not only the senior senator but nearly all of those who have appeared to be friendly to him or to his interests, by every conceivable means however untruthful and dispic able. Yet, when the vulnerability or its hypocritical publisher is assailed and the undisputed proof of his dis honesty furnished, it at once proceeds to raise the cowardly cry that "per sonalities" are being indulged in, thereby hoping to create an unmerited sympathy in his behalf. If there is any means too low or too vile for the Herald to adopt in order to compass its selfish ends the same is not by any manner of means apparent, and has undoubtedly not occurred to the fecu lent mind of its sanctimonious pub lisher or to the minds of his corps of disreputable flunkies. The Herald is right for once in as suming that up to the present time The Evening Times has cost its proprietors something like "$40,000 or $50,000." In this connection it may be of public interest to state that every dollar thus expended has been, so far as we are aware, honestly come by. Certain it is that not one cent of the entire amount alluded to by the hypocritical Herald has been filched from the savings of needy widows and orphans, neither has it bee'n stolen from the taxpayers of /the state through the medium of criminally illegal public printing com bines. Therein, at least, The Evening Times radically differs from the whited sepulchre which now impudently pre sumes to sit in judgment upon it. Senator La Follette's candidate for governor in Wisconsin was defeated by about forty thousand is the report that comes from the Badger state, La Follette has lasted longer than most "reformers" of his type. Doubtless there 'was room for improvement in the politics of Wisconsin before La Follette came into power, but it trans pires that there is less room for the radicalism of La Follette, who for sev eral years has made 9 great noise in many parts of the country. Like Bryan, he has made money out of it. People became curious to see the "actor feller" and paid the price of admission. Whether they got the worth of their money is another ques tion. It would seem that Wisconsin is about ready to change idols. North Dakota has one of the few systems in its penitentiary which does not conflict with the interests of the people of the state. The making of twine not only saves the wheat grow ers of the" state from the clutches of the trust but gives the product to them at a lower price than would be pos sible without the system of manufac turing in the state penitentiary. It was certainly good business stateman ship which was exercised when the plan was inaugurated. If, as he says, Winship has long known Senator Hansbrough to be a bad man, incompetent and untrust worthy, what must we think of sancti monious George who kept the knowl edge to-himself as long as it was to his financial interest to do so. On his own showing Winship is either knave or fool—and as yet we have failed to hear him charged with being the latter. Every man who pursues a course of dishonesty in his daily dealings with others not only suspects his fellow man of being similarly tainted with crookedness, but cokstantly applies his evil mind in scheming to drag others down to his own level. This is all the more reprehensible and more danger ous to the community when the work is done under a cloak of respectability. The fact that the candidate support ed by Senator La Follette for governor in the Wisconsin primaries was de feated by an overwhelming majority indicates that the fiery senator has lost his political rabbit's foot. THE EVENING TIMES, GRAND FORKS, N. D. A",el ica has at STOCKS len«th cease? The height of the ridiculous Is in deed reached in the Herald's brazen contention that it has ever given lav ishly of its space and financial means for the furtherance of the ii^rests of Grand Porks. The fact Is, as can be readily ascertained by inquiry among those of our business men who are zealously laboring for the advancement and upbuilding of this city, that the Herald, until the advent of The Even ing Times, made a regular practice of charging full space rates for the pub lication of matter calculated to be of general benefit to the municipality, and without the price was forthcoming the desired matter was never allowed to appear in its columns. Louisana has a vagrancy law which puts every man found loafing about the state, with no visible means of support, to work on the public roads. Before the vagrants became familiar with the conditions the state got the best roads in the country constructed, and when they did learn of it, there were no more tramps to be found with in the borders of the state. Senator Hansbrough no doubt is—or at least he should be—deeply thankful that his aged mother is not mentally capable of knowing the contemptible and venomous tactics resorted to by the unscrupulous Herald in its fran tic attempts to discredit her distin guished son. Truly there is compen sation to be found In everything. The Little Bltad Beggar. At the gate of the world where the travel flowa. And the folk stream by full-tide, A little bling Beggar sita in the sun And shoots afar and awlde. He fits the arrow and twangs the bow. And low in his throat laughs he I-or well he knows he .will hit his mark. Though never a face he see. And never his stock of arrows fails. For the pain of the wound is sweet. And the ntricken folk bring the arrows back To pile at the Beggar's feet. So he tits the arrows and twangs the bow. And laughs till his fingers shake. tor well he knows he can never miss, But somewhere a heart must ache. Now they who are struck, they keep still tongue. But they carry the arrows back, And they who are spared they sound abroad Th»8ongstof the pain they lack. But still or singing, and grave or gay. Through the gate of the world they go. And the little blind Beggar sits in the sun And laughs-as he lays them low. and burden will naturally fall on the United States and Canada. Whether the decline will prove to have been justifiable or not. remains to be seen. It is. of cTO ^sslb^ hnt th£i speculators one has a difficulty in resisting a lurking suspicion that the rJ£nt moWm^^ Minneapolis pit. Anyway, there is now some evidence that the price has reached a noint whioh for we find the movement is checked at the source. Last week's total receipts of winter wheat being over ^00 OM h,?»h«|Uai buy themselves is really so plentiful that the chances for a rise are both extremely slim and LOCAL OFFICE: No. 16, Clifford Building, Grand Forks, N. D. Both Phones 400 1 /A CLEARANCES OF FIVE MILLION BUSHELS A WEEK INDICATE THAT FOREIGNERS WANT OUR WHEAT AND BELIEVE PRICES LOW ENOUGH Stock Market Continues to Occupy Center of Stage LOW PRICED RAILROAD AND INDUSTRIAL ISSUES OFFER EXCELLENT OPPORTU NITIES FOR CONSERVATIVE INVESTMENT WHEAT of a much larger outside interest takta^hrid"on* the "long* siX,leThlf^te?breakeha8d^been'broifght^^u^inore61by"®^ oTeIe,l'aDd movement 111 th near future than from any actual movement of this kind—as a matter of fact h« rwXt«TS« a *??. Duluth are less than one quarter of those of a year ago. The big premiums beine naW fof 1? "m to believe that these interests who are usually very well informed as to yields and qualities of the grata in the differ^? Warn?1 convinced that the present low levels are unwarranted by the crop prospects and'S SS^i/'SSSiJr JS The Liverpool Corn Trade News has the following to say about the foreign view nf tho tn«» .w. .. .. «VueJn their markets seemed disposed to rally after the somewhat startling fin®' ®fr°°^al! time be ng wholly under the influence of improved crop prospects on his own continent and ignorMt oitohlfvln^^«roperator, for the in Russia, may have in good faith marked down the price of wheat by 20 per cent but with a «?•!,»?. preceedlng week and but little over those of the corresponding week of last vear or of the bad croD of 1904 bushels less than those of the This same authority says that the estimated total imports of European countries nt whant quarters.or 52S.000.000 bushels against actual imports last year of 64,640,000 quarters or 517 000 000 bushelsf Thus we sL lhat tries of Europe will need fully 11.000.000 bushels more than last year. With RusX by far thX ?T.rUng ascribed the heaviness of the threshing returns as currently reported fro£ theTprlng^vheat Wi °!ay points of commercial distribution. The same desire to befor speculators and scare away^buvers 000 bushels last week and very nearly as much this week. reports emanating from exporters of no bids from abroad within from one to two cents of tht ma^ in tion of the crop as reported by the Washington agricultural authorities on August 10th it is ninn Pim^ relatively poor condi winter wheat districts while they are securing supplies from thrfermSrs in lhefr Sect W ne£hlS °f Under the circumstances as here outlined, wheat as an investment purchase appears promising for ultimately satisfactory returns gratulation among the bull element, and showed that the situation is well controlled hv leadine wea^thv tntp?«.lt« Tv* fvents*amattfr of con been indulged in and until the momentary situation eases up operations must necessarily be UmUed hil? tSl For one I thank God that Hans brough is not rolling in riches, as this fact alone shows that the Herald's looting story is as false as Is the heart from which the malicious falsehood emenated. It conclusively proves to my mind that the Herald boss is writing for effect and not for the truth's sake. The Herald's closing quotation in regard to the senator's invalid mother clearly shows to what vile depths some men will descend in order to satis fy the cravings of a petty and reveng ful nature no one will believe the contemptible insinuation—not even the writer thereof. I| the pangs and sufferings of the destitute widows and orphans who lost their all in the looting of the Grand Forks National bank by 20 per cent debtors If fhe sorrows and heart aches of these looted depositors could be painted by a master hand on the "blood money" stones of the Herald block, which their savings of years helped to pay for, what a picture it' would make! —Always a Republican. BIG ATHLETIC MEET. Amovlated Prpu to The Bvealag Tlaca. New York, Sept. 7.—At Travers Is land today and tomorrow New York ers are to be given an opportunity to see many of the noted athletics of America in the national-championships of the Amateur Athletic Union. The West is better represented in the meet this-year than ever before, both Chi cago and St. Louis having sent teams. Nigel C. Barker, the crack Australian athlete, is entered in several events on tomorrow's program, and among the Canadians entered are Kerr, the Hamilton sprinter, and Peter Deer, the Indian. Disappointment is expressed that Dan Kelly, the University of Ore gon athlete, was unable to come East at this time. interest payments this month, it should help out matters, and there is a possibility of Secretary Shaw !i °u «8e dividends and banks. Sentiment is bullish, especially on the better class of stocks and iander the^ie»5tr«Wn additional degwits. in the national and United States Steels, they are expected to amomit to hlt&er lwete, with nossibflitiM for »*1* elimination of rebates under the new rate law may create bearish capital on the indmrfrinia hnt values in the copper stocks. ,The made its appearance In the steel trade for 1907 delivery it is a reflection for all minor ennperne !?rfe •am,°,uili1. business, following its great crops. Railroad earnings are. sinmlv immense tho ranaiiion conslderihg that steel is the country's barometer for an immense volume of traffic that its reiteratio™fbec^ contest advances, and will naturally create a large short ^nteresMn many rtocks I?f ^TJL?ggreB8,)?\ situation that can be regarded as pessimistic, aside from the strain In money, It would apLlr^ if g^d seMrltl^'hi tlE™ mered down sharply, while there are indications that many of the low and medium priced^ils and inlstrlaTs "m ^and Sre^atten^' Wisconsin Grain & Stock Go. (INCORPORATED) 'v Dealers In •, STOCKS GRAIN PROVISIONS Lakota Republican Discusses thhe Subject of "Loot," —and The Herald. Lakota, N. D., Sept. 7.—Editor Even ing Times:—I have read the editorial in the Grand Forks Herald of the 6th inst., entitled "Hansbrough and his newspaper" with mingled feelings of disgust and contempt. Boiled down the sum and substance of this cowardly attack on our honor ed senior senator seems to be that Hansbrough came to North Dakota a poor man financially and today he is still financially poor, although the Herald has insinuated that he was one of the chief looters of far-off Alaska. Now I wonder what Hansbrough has dpne with all the gold which the Herald maintains that he looted. Fifth and Robert Sts«» St* Paul* Minn* Minneapolis, Minn. Dnluth, Minn. Aberdeen, S. D. WRITE FOR OUR DAILY MARKET LETTER 4 Iq Dy lar lne largest Our exports so far this fiscal year have reached 21,250,000 bushels aeainat nnlv 7sn nnn h»ah«i« i„„» to make even a better showing In the next two months. bushels last yeai and at the present rate bids fair There are so many Important interests connected with the trade who at this time have a vital, interest in been able to date to discourage bull speculation The miller, the elevator man and the foreim iSL «PrtceB Jown and they have the bull speculator from Interfering with their plans, and they will all be found stretching a notat to^mfvinp! »refu Amusements The Maid and the Mommy. With a record of three months in New York, three months in Philadel phia and three monts in Chicago, "The Maid and the Mummy" begins its se cond season by playing practically all return engagements. This merry musical melange by Richard Carle and Robert Hood Bowers, has made a suc cess as spontaneous as that of "Flor odora." Its success is not surprising, as it contains all the elements that go to make It a pleasing and popular entertainment. "The Maid and the Mummy" is in a class by itself. While it is popular ly classed as a musical comedy it is not such in the strict sense of the word, it has many of the elements of musical comedy, but It has in addi tion many of the best -points of burlesque, extravaganza and light opera. The dialogue is j* I provl(,er, tWO cents of ,he market ,n the face ot hi Ak a briBk, clever and up-to-date,m the music is of the haunting kind that is whistled and hummed by the audience .as It flies out of the theater, and the- company is second to none in general excellence. Then the chorus must not be forgotten. This lively aggregation consists of thirty people, mostly girle and girls that are good, to look upon. Two car loads of special scenery are carried and the costumes are the. best that money and ingenuity con provide. The libretto of "The Maid and the Mummy" is by Richard Carle, one of America's most celebrated author comedians and the music is by Robert Hood Bowers. Mr. Carle also Is responsible for "The- Tenderfoot" and "The Mayor of Toklo", two of the big successful musical comedos now on the stage. In searching for mater ials Mr. Carle hit upon the elixir of life theory and. the result Is a plot of which the following Is a general outline: Washington Stubbs, is an actor manager, whose theatrical ventures have proved so unprofitable that! he has been forced into other business for a livelihood. At the time the story opens be is engaged in the curio busi ness and is selling his theatrical properties as genuine antiques. Busi ness is very bad. Dr. Elisha Dobbins, a scientist, fondly imagines that he has dlscpvered the elixir of life, and is In search of an Egyptian mummy up on which to experiment.. Stubbs hasn't an Egyptian' mummy In stock, but that fact doesn't worry him. He palms off his property man, Bolivar, on the unsuspecting doctor. During the second act, everything leads up to the great experiment which ends the play and, which naturally, when It comes off, quickly undeceives the doctor. Incidental to the Btory of the mummy are two Btorles of maids and their love affairs, one an actress, Trixle Evergreen, who wishes to marry Stubbs, and the other the doctor's daughter, Flo. who Is In love with a fire-eating, klssing-crazy Brazilian, Jl FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1906. 6aya ,,The ir theF? ar®SlgI18 8pr,nS Whea^ to, dat« wheat at Minneapolis and concern® leads UB ?e" ,a8t ,wee£- te of 016 the Chicago or gro^eF °f.the "tide, be 66'000»000 cou°" practically out of it this year, the ke€p,ng that what they want to- be ,ar«e'y mil,e" imvTS^™°rement ,n the toward th,s cla88'.,n «»e «lally e*Port clearances of over 5.000,- ., 1 a am5"Jnt of realizing has PfJC,fl£ St Pau1' Atehl80n new buslne88 that has revelat on. and In all directions there is such a^®ore than ever inclined to ,S n?,thlnB 'n the I croP* hani~ Winnipeg, Man. B. WADSLBY, Manager Had $4,000 Worth of Furs Ready For Removal When Alarm Was Given. Special to Tfce Bralag Times. Brandojv Sept. 7.—It has been learn ed here tnat burglars entered the store of the Montreal Fur Manufactur ing company late Tuesday night and had about $4,000 worth of furs stored away in sacks when they were noticed through the window at the front by a passer on the street, who gave the alarm. The thieves then made their escape through the back window and got away before the police arrived One man named Sneyd has been ar rested, but the evidence against him is not very strong. Waat Poatoflee Balarged. A movement is on foot here to get the Dominion government to purchase the present premises of the Merchants' bank for the purpose of adding to and enlarging the postoffice building. The building now being used by the Mer chants' bank is situated directly west of the postoffice and Is for sale as the bank will move into their new build ing when completed next summer. The city council took action in the matter at their meeting last night when the following resolution was passed, which explains itself: That in the opinion of this council the Do Ei f?ve™ment should purchase the old Merchants' bank property as ohhw 8. aT?1,able' tor the TO SEE MANEUVERS. AT?m"iI,'d Pre"" C*We a I 4 Purpose of adding to the present postofflce build ing, for the reason that such building is now inadequate for the ordinary re qulrcments 0f the public, and that a copy of this resolution be sent to the postmaster general and Mr. Sifton. The board of trade will also take the matter up with the authorities as this is the only piece of property that could be secured for this purpose. 1 lo Tkt EveaJ.g Breslau, Sept. 7.—A grand parade and review of the sixth corps of the German army took place here today Preliminary to the general man euvers which begin in siiesla tomor row and continue through next week. The parade was witnessed by Brig Generals T. H. Barry and W. P. Du Vail, Capt. Peter E. Traub and Capt Herman C. Schum, all of the United States army, who are here to witness the maneuvers. witness Don Romero de Cabanos. Of course both of these love hffiUre have a pleasing termination. "The Maid and the Mummy" appears at the Metronoll tan tomorrow evening.