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r) -ovs-v'r so- It is an assured fact that tliei presi dent will now give his personal at tention to the enforcement of the re form legislation enacted at the recent session of congress. He is anxious that the interstate commerce commis sion shall get results under the rate law. and he will support Secretary Wilson in the enforcement of the meat Inspection law which goes into full force today. When he Is not busy •!?,' ',' MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1906. GOVERNOR TAFT'S PROCLAMATION. Havana, Sept. 29.—Governor Taft's proclamation was ps follows: To the People of Cubu: The failure of congress te act on the'Irrevo cable resignation of the president of the republic of Cuba or to elect a successor leavtfs the country without a government at a time When great disorder prevails and requires that, pursuant to the request of Mr. Palma, the necessary steps be taken In the name and by the authority of the presi dent of the United States to restore order and protect life and property In the Island of Cuba and the Islands and keys adjacent thereto, and for this purpose to establish therein a provincial government. The provincial government hereby established will be maintained only long enough to restore order, peace and public confidence by direction of and In the name of the president of the United States, and then to hold such elections as may be necessary to determine on those persons upon whom th eperma nent government of the republic should be developed. In so far as Is consistent with the nature of a provisional government established under the authority of the United States, this will be a Cuban government, con forming with the constitution of Cuba. The Cuban flag will be hoisted as usual over the government buildings of the Island all the executive de partments and provincial and municipal governments, including that of the city of Havana, will continue to be administrated as under the Cuban republic the courts will continue to administer justice, and all the laws not in their nature Inapplicable will be in force. "President Roosevelt has been most anxious to bring about peace under the constitutional government of Cuba, and he made every endeavor to avoid the present step. Longer delay, however, would be dangerous In view of the resignation of the cabinet. "Until further notice the heads of all the departments of the central government will report to me for instructions Including Gen. Alexandra Rodriguez, in command of the Rural Guards and other regular govern ment forces, and Gen. Carlos Roloff, treasurer of Cuba. "Until further notice the civil governors and alcaldes will also report to me for Instructions. "1 ask all citizens and residents of Cuba to assist me in the work of restoring order, tranquility and public confidence. "WILLIAM H. TAFT. "Secretary of War, United States, Provisional Governor of Cuba." "Havana, Sept. 29, 1906." Busy Days for "Teddy In addition to the Cuban problem and other Important questions with which, of course, he has kept in per sonal touch right along, there is a large amount of business of a more «r less routine nature that has been 'allowed to accumulate during his absence from the executive mansion. This includes a number of knotty de partmental questions now awaiting ac tion. The keep commission, appointed a year and a half ago. to investigate the departments and make recommen dations for improvements, has about completed its final report and this will receive the early attention of the president. The commission has been through all the executive departments and will make a good many recom mendations ncne oi" them extremely radical but all of them more or less importance. President Roosevelt Deserts Summer Home at Oyster Bay to Return to Washington. Washington, D. C.. Oct. 1.—Re freshed by his summer sojourn at Oyster Bay, President Roosevelt re turns to Washington to find his desk piled high with official business await ing his attention. In the language of the street there is certainly enough business on hand "to hold him for awhile." VICTOR 7 and 8 inch 10 inch 12 inch tiW% with other matters he can spur on the many trust investigations he now has under his command. It is well under stood that he is particularly anxious that the department of justice shall make a case against the Standard Oil company. The campaign against this company has received his personal attention from time to time. Another matter that may be ex pected to receive his attention at an early date is the filling of the vacancy on the supreme court bench caused by the resignation of Justice Brown. When Justice Brown 'resigned last spring the place was unofficially of fered to Secretary Taft, but Mr. Taft could not make up his mind at that time as to what he ought to do, and so it was arranged that Justice Browa should sit until the end of the term, thus affording the president an op portunity to keep the place open until the court reconvenes this month. The prevailing impression here is that Secretary Taft will not take the place, but it is only an impression for no one knows anything about it. It is possible that the president already has some one in mind and will name him as soon as Taft finally declines the place. These and other matters will have to be rushed through this month so that the president may be ready to take his Panama trip as soon as the election is over next month. As the president will not get back from Pan ama until about the time congress meets, it is necessary that he should have the bulk of his message prepared before his departure. He has already done considerable work on the mes- Almost Nothing TO PAY DOWN! ISe Marvelous Musical Entertainer 'HIS MASTER'S VOICE" THE IMPROVED Almost nothing to pay down on the VICTOR THE BEST OFFER YET Just What You Want VICTOR. Talking ^Singing Machine Plays the beautiful perfected Operatic Record*, Band Records. Orchestra Records, Hale Quartette Records, Song Records. 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He has already estimated that he will espouse Senator LaFollette's bill lim iting the hours of labor of railroad employees, and it Is pretty well un derstood that hs will press for some other legislation designed to reduce the number of accidents on the rail roads. It will not bo a surprise If he has something to say about a grad uated inheritance tax. Speculation is rife as to whether he will discuss the tariff question. Tho stand-pat ters are confident he will not, while the revolutionists are just as certain that he will come out in favor of doing something and doing it right away. On Thursday of this week the Pres ident is to go to Harrisburg to attend the dedication oi the new Pennsyl vania state capital. Afterward he is to go to York to speak at the county fair there. It is semi-officlally an nounced that the President will not touch upon politics in either address. The present state campaign in Penn sylvania is a very complicated affair, with the "reform" element of the Re publicans fused with the Democrats in t\ bitter fight to overtthrow the old time Republican machine that has controlled the state since its organ ization by the late Senator Quay. Both sides have endeavored to obtain the support of President Roosevelt, but the latter has remained strictly neutral so far and probably will con tinue to keep out of the fray. CUBA'S CAREER. Career of the Cuban republic told chronologically. Dec. 10, 1898—Relinquished by Spain through the signing of the treaty of Paris, after baring been continuously In possession of Spain from the discover}- of the Island. Nor. 5, 1900—Contention meets to decide upon constitution for the new republic. Feb, 21, 1901—Constitution is adopted and the United States con gress pusses a law authorizing the president of the United States to make over the island to its people. June 21, 1901—Culit accepts the conditions laid down by the con gress of the United States. Feb. 24, 1902—President Tonms Estrada Palma is elected president of Culm. May 20, 1902—Control of the island of Cuba is formally trans ferred to the new government. Dec. 27, 1903—Relations be tween Cuba and the United States made closer through the opera tlon of the reciprocal commercial convention. Sept. 29, 1900—Secretary Taft to declare armed intervention by the United States In Cuba, as an ah scnce of a government had been created. FARMERS* STATE BASK. Last week the Farmers' State bank of Petersburg opened its floors for business, and it promises to become one of the strongest and most suc cessful country banking institutions in that section of the state. 35 60 .$1.00 THE EVENINO TIMES, GRAND FORKS, N. D. INCONSEQUENTIAL. S. J. Small In the Devils Lake In ter-Ocean: Reading a column editor ial In a recent Issue of the Grand Forks Evening PreBS on "The Penetra ting Small," recalls to mind a few dis agreeable things of a personal nature that may or may not be of interest to Inter-Ocean readers. The truth might as well be told. The original conspirators who hatch ed the diabolical plot to foist upon the unsuspecting people of Grand Forks ,i modern evening newspaper, never dreamed of the terrible calamity that was in store for them. The Evening Times came and remained in undis puted possession of the evening field of that city for several months. The Evening Press had gone into its dot age, and was feeble and infirm. The Evening Times' force was in the habit of assembling occasionally and gloat in? great gleeful gloats over this self evident fact. The Times evident In filled along felt want. Its circulation, influence and business generally, in creased rapidly, while that of the Press dwindled to nothing. But how little we wot of the calamities that arc to befall us. Like thunder clap from a clear sky, one Ben. G. White head shot athwart the journalistic heavens, fluttered, and then fell into the Press office. The fond dreams fame and wealth to come from duty well performed, were ruthlessly swept away from the bright minds of the Times' push, by the unhearalded ad vent of this brilliant journalistic me teor from Posey county, Indiana. He cut-dazzled in brilliancy anything thU had shown up in this state up to th-it time, and there was a general hegira of the Evening Times conspirator*. There was no use remaining the jig was up the gentleman from Indiana filled the intellectual field so full that there was a noticeable bulge—in the field—and other talent was crowded out. Shortly afterward, Packard, in desperation, became a muck-rake man and finally sought seclusion in Val ley City Alexander immediatelv looked for a warmer job and became an ice man Small escaped to Deviis Lake as quickly as possible Lamp secured a refuge in Canada, away up in the wilds of the Peace River coun try Nicely fled to the woods ot Min esota Link took to the road and is still running Johnson slipped around the back way and barricaded himself securely in the Herald job room Price is wandering around the streets talking to himself, and the janitor jumped into the river, swam over to East Grand Forks and secured a job wiping sweat off of beer kegs in a brewery. Of the old guard, only Faw cett and Davis remain, but the Evening Times still lives and is getting better every day. Someday these two good fellows— Whitehead and Black—will get tired trying to wring dividends out oi that old Press junk shop, and will each se cure a good weekly paper in some live town in the interior of the state and make a fortune. And it will serve them right. THE LEADER'S SCOOP. Sheldon Progress: Surely one of the biggest scoops on record was that of the Washburn Leader, which in its last issue, dated Friday, the 14th, had full particulars of the Underwood bank raid of the following morning. Such prescience looks suspicious. The authorities would do well to see if "King John" Satterlund has about $12,000 in his clothes.- The lines represented here are in daily use in thousands of American homes. Can you ask lor a better testi monial of their reliability? YOU CAN WISH FOR NOTHING BETTER You Can Buy Right O. YOUNG'S FURNITURE & MUSIC HOUSE 12S-126-129 S. Third St., Grand Forks, North Dakota NON-PARTISA NSHIP IN THE JUDICIARY The Grand Forks Herald of recent date has anextended article upon non partisanship in the judiciary of the state and the wisdom of disregarding party lines in naming at least one of the supreme justices of the state. Ii. support of its contention the Herald quotes with approval the opinion of "a recent supreme justice of the state" who holds that the presence of one democrat would be salutary be couse In the decision of political cases, which frequently come before the court, a decision rendered by three republican justices would render the court liable to popular suspicion oi political prejudice and bias, whereas a decision rendered by two republican and one democratic judge would clear the court of any imputation of politi cal prejudice in the rendering of a decision. Now we cannot admit the Herald's contention, or even the contention of the former judge which is cited, to be true. We do not believe -the unan imous decision of the highest tribunal in the state upon even a political ques tion would under any circumstances justify the inference that political bias was back of the decision, nor do we believe such an inference or suspicion would be harbored by the people of the state or any considerable number of them. If, on the other hand, how ever, a case having a political bearing, should be decided by a majority of two republicans with one democrat dissenting—and such a decision is in all things probable upon a purely legal and logical reasoning on the part of the judges and without any political sentiment at all—then it would much more strongly justify an inference that the decision was the result of a perhaps unconscious working of politi cal belief. We do not remember that the supreme court of this state, which has always been republican, has ever been accused of rendering a political decision in the sense that any decis ion was rendered for the political ad vantage of one faction or one party or another. But we do know that the supreme court of the state, in the mat ter of factional difference, has put the determination of regularity and factional controversy with the party organizations of the different parties, where we believe it properly belongs. We do not believe the judge who was quoted would admit for a moment that in rendering any decision he has been influenced by anything other than the law as in h!s best judgment he has been able to interpret it. Nor do we think it fair to assume that any other judge will be less mindful of his oath of office and his duty as a judge. Nor do we thing it is fair to assume that any great number of people will meanly attribute to the court the presence of political bias in the minds of judges in rendering decisions. The people are pretty good judges of the merits of decisions and of the honesty of judges. We do not believe setting aside altogethar the question of whether nonpartisanship is an ideal condition in the court, that the people in a republican state need the pres ence of a democratic judge to con vince them of the recititude of the court, nor the presence of a republican judge in a democratic state for the same purpuose. But we do believe that it Is of distinct disadvantage to seek to convince people that a court is to THE HOUSE OF MUSIC rpHE WORLD'S BEST PIANOS, ORGANS and MUSICAL SUPPLIES, represented in Grand Forks by GRAND FORKS' GREATEST MUSIC HOUSE. You owe it to yourself to have the best. Our goods are selected from among those lines a a a a KADS THE WORLD, Highest Obtain be used for political purposes before the court has by any act or decision justified such an Inference. Not all the judges, of the supreme court of this state have gone upon the bench with the full and hearty ap proval of the electorate, and the bar. There have been mutterings and doubts and inquiries as to worthiness and merit. But the members of the court have had the confidence of the majority of the people and in their decisions upon the bench we believe they have sought to justify it. So it is not fair, even for a justice of the supreme court of this state to assume that any other nominee chosen by the republican party of this state to be his associate, will not seek to justify the wisdom of his choice by every means in his power. Further regarding the question of nonpartisanship, we may look to the supreme court of the United States, where nonpartisanship would be a much simpler matter than in states, because the choice of a judge is mere ly the will of an appointive office, and not the registered choice of a political body. We find that Chief Justice Fuller of the supreme court is a democrat, and a partisan demo crat, for he attended democratic na tional conventions as a democrat and was in the legislature of hi sstate as a democrat and he seems to have been pretty active politically. He was chosen by President Cleveland, who was a democrat, in 1888. John M. Harlan was a republican and a partisan republican, for he was a can didate for the vice presidency and for the governorship of his state and was chairman of a delegation to the nation al convention in 1876. And he was ap pointed by President Hayes, a republi can. in 1877. Judge Brewer was a democrat and was appointed by Presi dent Cleveland, also a democrat. Judge Brown was a republican and was appointed by President Grant, also a republican. Judge White is a democrat and was a partisan demo crat, for he was a senator from Louis iana when he was appointed bv Presi dent Cleveland. Judge Peckham is a democrat and he was appointed bv President Cleveland. Judge Mc Kenna is a republican and a partisan republican for he held office as high a sa place in the cabinet of the nited States. He was appointed by President McKinley, Judge Holmes is a republican and was appointed by President Roosevelt. And Judge Day is a republican and was also appoint ed by President Roosevelt. So we find that the presidents of the nited States have not departed from partisanship in the making of their partisanship in the making of their selections for the highest courts in the land. And we find that Mr. Taft. an ardent partisan, has been offered the place of chief justice in the event of Mr. Fuller's retirement. We find also that some of the decis ions of the supreme court, affecting vital questions, have been decided by a nearly if not quite political division of the court and yet the government has survived and we believe the aver age individual having a case affecting his life or property would not be afraid to submit it to the supreme court of the United States for decision. It will not do to seek to raise up the bugbear of fear lest the court fall into political bands to work harm to a re ARE THE BEST WH0:LESALE 1N° Embody All the Virtues of the Aimsrs PIANO Tone, Quality, Ease of Action, Case Beauty And Great Durability. The same is true of all of our Pianos* The A. B. CHASE, KRELL, EMERSON and many others. PAGE THREE publican candidate for office. The court has been republican for the seventeen years of state hood and we do not believe the republicans of the state can at this time be made to be lieve that either their lives or inter ests are jeopardized by the presence of three republicans on the bench. If the democrats of this state were and PRICES 1 had been in control of the state gov ernment we do not think the question of nonpartisanship would appeal so strongly to them, on purely altruistic grounds, as it does now. We have no knowledge of any democratic states where the nonpartisan spirit is ram pant. And we do not believe the democratic party in this Btate is any differently constituted than else where.—Bismarck Tribune. IX SERIOUS TROUBLE. Young Man at Hunter Forges Grand* father's Name to Several Checks. Dudley Cook, who has lived at Hun ter with his parents for a number of years, and has been living in Minne apolis for the past few years, has made occasional visits there to rela tives and to work in the harvest and threshing season, came this year and worked for about ten days threshing near Arthur. Friday evening he asked Mr. Sorensen to cash a check for $40 on the Farmers and Mechants bank of that place bearing the signa ture of S. H. Adams, his grandparent, but did not succeed in getting the money on it. He then went to W. R. Mitchell, to whom he was owing $5 and said that if he could cash the check he could pay him what he owed him. Mr. Mitchell cashed the paper and inside of ten minutes found that S. H. Adams had no account with the above named bank, which aroused his suspicions and upon further investi gation found that it was a forged check and while search was being made for the forger he succeeded in securing a livery rig from Ed. Mc Donald and drove to Arthur where he managed to pay off another of his numerous bills with Landlord Iwen, of the Arthur hotel, with another check for $25, and had, the previous evening got still another forged check cashed with R. C. Elliott for $15. The checks all bore the same signature, that of S. H. Adams, his grandfather, who is a retired and respected farmer living in Hunter. Word was sent to Casselton to deputy Ross who at once started north and met him a mile out of town. When searched the money was found on him, also blank checks on other banks and a draft made out on Wyman, Partridge & Co., of Min neapolis, which firm Cook worked for. There is no doubt but that he will do time at Bismarck for his foolishness. He is twenty-one years old. RAILROAD RUMORS. Donnybrook Courier: The latest local railroad news is to the effect that the Soo is to run a branch line out from some point in the valley to cross the new Great Northern grade on the souh side and then par allel it in its course to the northwest. Although such rumors have been afloat for some time and have been regarded as without much foundation it seems to be an established fact that surveying parties have been at work locating the best point to build out of the valley. Carpio has been men tioned as the probable point of de parture. it' seems to be the prevailing opinion that if the Great Northern branch Is carried to completion the Soo will certainly build its branch also. It is reported at this place that this week will see much of the steel laid on the G. N. line.