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On Tear in advance THE EVENING TIMES MTABLKHBD MMUAM. 1(06 THE TIMES PUBLISHING COMPANY (INCORPORATED) mUHBg AND MOMUHOM Add reus 11 coromunicatkma to The Evening Tfanca. Grand Forks, N. D. SUBSCRIPTION RATES DAILY. Month* 9a advance 2.25 One Month by carrier 40 finr W«ek b.v carrier IS !inllai(il to be lacnleated. "bet 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 oooks and almanacs let it be preached from pulpits and proclaimed in legis lative halls and enforced in courts of justice in short, let it me the political religion of the nation —Abraham Lincoln. TERMINAL ELEVATORS. The investigations being made by the inter-state commerce commission at Minneapolis relative to the connec tion between the elevators and the grain carrying roads has shown some interesting matters aside from the data which is being fought for a re port on this matter to be later made to congress. The examination of President Hill of the Great Northern was directed to the matter of the con gested conditions of the grain freight and the resultant scarcity of cars for handling the same. Mr. Hill's explanation of this in cludes two reasons, one is that the connecting roads which receive this class of freight from the lines which gather it in the wheat growing terri tory, do not move the freight suffic iently fast to get it out of the way and .that this not only prevents early de livery at the terminals but ties up the cars solong that the scarcity of which the buying elevator men complain re sults. This is something like the res ervation of Horace Greeley—"import ant if true.'' But as the railroads— the connecting as well as the gather ing lines—are engaged in the. freight carrying business for profit it does not -seem probable that they would need lessly retard the shipping of grain when by so doing they would be cut ting off their own profits. But the other reason advanced by Mr. Hill seems much more tenable. It is that the terminal elevators are not only too small to handle the prod uct of the grain growing regions but that they fail or refuse to give the farmers fair treatment. It will be found that the greatest trouble lies in the fact that the terminal elevators are permitted by law to be mixers of grain as well as handlers. Being engaged in grain speculation, they so regulate the Amount, taken in by them that the market can be fluc tuated at their will. If they are mere ly handlers of grain and not con cerned in the making of: artificial prices, there would be no cteed of us ing their storage space to control the visible supply and consequently would fill their elevators to the fullest capac ity, a tiling which is not done under the present system. Another remedy, not brought out in the hearing before the interstate com merce commission is the manufactur ing of wheat into the finished product before it is shipped from the produc ing. territory. It is certain that the product must be held somewhere be tween the producer and the consumer and the capital invested in it must be idle for a certain period of time. Now it is while the grain is in what might be termed the raw state. Then it would be while it is in the manufac tured state. The advantage to the producer from this changed condition is apparent. THE DRAINAGE QUESTION. The Evening Times is not disposed to criticise the work of any organiza tion which tends to improve the coun try, and increase the value of the real estate and enlarge the opportunities of the business men. But it has some doubts of the adviMbliity of year after year repeating the same discussions on the matter of draining the Red River valley without producing at least some results. It is hardly suf ficient to report progress when that progress merely means the reading of papers on theoretrical .propositions. It is true that drainage is the sal vation of the farmers of the valley. But they realize that, and it Is not necessary to educate them to a belief in the importance of the matter. No farmer from Wahpeton to Pembina would oppose drainage if it would add to the value of his farm lands. They are ready for action. Paraphrasing •the words of a great, financier, the only way to drain is to drain. It has been talked of for years. Last winter President Hill came here from North Carolina to address the drainage con vention in this city. His talk could be couched in a dozen sentences, prin cipal of which was the securing of a WEEKLY. One Year In advance 11.00 $4.00 Six Months In advance 7f Three Months in advance 60 One Year not in advance 1.80 SabacriberB desiring addraM dunged must aendtfonneraddiem as well aH new on* Kolefed aa aecond-il*Mftn»Hii at the poatoffice at Grand For 1M, North Dakota. SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 24, 1906. comprehensive survey of the valley with a view of combining the entire drainage into one comprehensive sys tem. This with many other good ideas, was laid away for future ref erence. Meanwhile the system of drainage which has been followed in the valley for years is going on. Drainage com missioners are constructing drains and land owners are litigating the matter of costs in the courts. In Grand Forks county gome important ditches have been constructed and while there has been some contention over the same, as there always will be when it comes to the matter of paying, the lands in the vicinity of those dit ches will be benefitted to an enor mous extent. It is the same in the other valley counties. The Evening Times does not beliew that' it is possible to procure federal aid in draining this valley beeaust there are too many conflicting inter ests in congress to allow such legis lation without opening up such a great legislative question that it would revolutionize federal control of internal improvements. It will be found that the cost of drainage must be borne not only re motely but primarily by the land own ers themselves. And it is the only fair and reasonable principle. Why should a slope farmer be taxed to im prove the value of a valley farm by drainage any more than a valley far mer should be taxed to irrigate a slope farm? If there is needed legislation on the subject—if the drainage laws need changing—have that done at the coming session of the legislature. Act, however, instead of talking. It is stated that a street railway syndicate is ready to construct a line in this city whenever it can' procure a reasonable franchise. Just what i? wants in this particular has not been disclosed, but if it is anything in rea son it should be granted. Already men who built residences out ten or fifteen blocks from the business por tion of the city last summer are r. gretting the fact and would gladly pay a much higher price for proper: nearer the main thoroughfares than theirs cost because of the inconven ience of getting to and from their places of business. If this conditio!-, continues, property some distance iron, the business sections of the city must depreciate in value, or at least re main stationary while that nearer tno heart of the city advances to prohib itive prices. A street car line wouM settle the matter to the decided ad vantage of the outlying streets. The subject of paving materials for the city is developing conquerable in terest among the tax payers and cit izens. Vesterday's Even:?- Times contained a splendid article in favor of brick which deserved a careful reading! Pulse of the Preu PLAINLY PUT. (Eddy County Provost. Ever since it was definitely settled that District Judge Charley Fisk of Grand Forks was elected to the su preme bench, the Democratic wise acres of the state have outlined how he would stay at home until after Democratic Governor Elect John Burke had qualiffed for office in January next and thereby save the district judgship for one of the supporters of Fisk in the Grand Forks or First district. Now the report comes that Judge Knauff has resigned, the resignation accepted by Governor Sarles, and the appointment by him of Judge Fisk to the supreme bench. It is now up to Charley Fisk and his Democratic friends to refuse the appointment made by Governor Sarles and thereby illus trate to the people of the state that Fisk will serve his Democratic friends rather than the people who elect him. The question now arises, will Fisk accept the appointment to the office he was elected to and thereby leave the appointment oi his successor to Governor Sarles, or wait until Jan uary so that his Democratic colleague. Governor Elect Burke, may have the privilege of appointing a judge In the First district. They have a cross country hunt club run one day last week. The Bow bells Bulletin wants the city to purchase street lamps. The Minot Reporter announced a I prayer meeting in that city. A big bunch of homesteaders are proving up their land at Antler. .. The new Methodist church at Antler will be dedicated Thanksgiving day. THE EVENING TIMES, GRAND FORKS, N. D. In three days last week Mlnot en joyed an ice, oil, and potato famine. The Rolette school wants a janitor and also two men to haul the children to school. The Hunter Herald calls the poet of Missouri slope Johnny Foley, it is prolwble that pistols will be selected. F. J. Gilbride received $4,000 from the Soo for his quarter section—upon which the new Plaza will be located. A freight train went into the ditch near Hankinson and tied up the train service on the road for several hours. The Edgeley Mail wants the next legislature to abolish the railroad com mission. Reason alleged the orna mentation exceeds the utility thereof. The local county papers state that Bottineau county democrats are al ready clamouring for political appoint ments under John Burke, the newly elected governor. The democratic Devils lake Journal Is sore because E. P. Totten stated in the Burke jollification that he was the whole works, and the Journal thinks it was something itself. W. E. Martin, who was elected to the legislature from Morton county, has called a meeting of the farmers and stockmen of that county to dis cuss the legislation they desire. A Russian couple who have been receiving aid from Kidder county for several years decided to change their conditions and purchased two quarter sections of land. Center Hunt of the Carlisle Indian football team is a son of Indian Police man Hunts-a-long of Berthold, who was beaten up by other Indians last winter. .Mayville has a fortune teller and a strong man working the town at the same time and Editor Larin thinks there are other calamities besides po litical landslides. The Great Northern railroad com pany is selling its new town sites on the Berthold branch this week. The names of the towns are Lignite, Stam pede, Noonan, Niobe. Woburn and Larson. The Mayville Farmer suggests the name of F. W. Ames of that city as a candidate for the vacancy on the su preme bench caused by Engerud's res ignation—something that will never happen. The Towner News and Stockman, commenting on the expected retire ment of Judge Enge.-ud from the su preme court, suggests A. M. Christian son of that city as a proper man for the place. The Forman News accounts for the slump in the republican vote down there by saying that the Swedes were displeased because the Norwegians had been getting all the offices, and this year they quietly voted the other way. James Marshall of Tolney had a very close call from becoming an angel. He had been digging a well and came out of the well for supper. After the evening meal, upon return ing to the well, he found that the earth near the top had caved in and let about two ton of dirt go to the bottom. The fire in the Washburn mine is being rapidly controlled. During the late visit of E. C. Washburn some work was done in dynamiting the fire ter ritory. and the effect was to smother out most of the flames, and while the fire will still require some attention it is not liable to get the npp=r hand of the fighters. The New Rockford Transcript thinks that Great Northern people will be over that way this winter trying to secure right of way for an extension of the road, and it advisc-s farmers not to be too greedy in fixing the price of their lands, as the coming of the road will be a great benefit, and con demnation proceedings do not usually net as much as the oompany offers in the first place. While patroling his beat Marshal Kla witter cf Velva picked up a horse and buggy near the railroad track. Considerable mystery surrounds the case as tie outfit is a strange one in that locality. The horse was very warm when found and nearly exhaust ed by a hard drive or run—which the authorities have been unable to de termine. The animal was taken to Park's barn and properly cared for, and so far has not been claimed. Mr. Parks, however, alleges that the rig has been identified as be longing to a party 45 miles west, and got away from the owner who had driven out to attend a wedding. To the casual observer this story does not appear very creditable, as the bug gy and furnishings were intact, which would hardly have been the case had the animal made the trip alleged in the night unattended. A ROMANCE. Mlnot Man Figures In Interesting Michigan Romance. Stockbridge (Mich.) Brief: A little romance in Washtenaw county has come to light. Lawrence E. Wallace of Minot, N. D., aged 40, married Millie Soper, aged 18. The girl's parents died when she was quite young, and she was sent to the home at Coldwater. Alfred Wallace, a brother to the groom, adopted the girl, and at his home the couple met and took an in terest in each other and were engaged. He was then called back to his home in Minot, X. D„ and Oct. 20 re turned to Michigan to marry the girl of his .choice. 1 They were married at Rev. Stalker's, Ann Harbor, in the presence of Mr. and Mrs. William K. Chllds of that place, and after visiting friends in Jacksou returned to the bride's home in Lyndon. They will return to their home in Minot, X. p., the 1st of De cember Store Closed Every Evening Except Saturday |0PS News From Toyland Toyland is open, Christmas business has commenced and loads oi toys and Christmas (foods are arriving and de parting every day. From this on I ill Christmas. Toyland will be a continual round of surprises* entertainment and joy. Each week some new features will be launched, so visit Toyland often and stay a long time. Select your presents early, before the particular articles that you wish are sold. Toys, bought now, will be stored for you until Christmas. EMERY'S APOLOGY TO SEN. M'NICOL HAS BEEN REJECTED A Philadelphia paper says of Lewis Emery, a former resident and once owner of the Emery farm at Emerado this county, and after whom the farm was named: Lewis Emery's apology to Senator James P. McNichol, it is reported has been rejected because it was not a full retraction Ot the charges which the recent fusion candidate for gov ernor made against the organization leader on the stump. Ex-Judge Gordon, counsel for Em ery and A. S. L. Shields, representing McNichol, met last week to frame a statement exonerating McXichol from participating in the alleged bribing 01' democratic members of the legislature in the session of lloi to vote for the republican candidate for speaker. Since then, it is said, the Emery re traction was submitted to Mr. Shields, and he refused to accept it. Mr. Gor don denied knowledge of the Emery apology. Mr. Shields refused to discuss the subject at first, but when asked when a retraction would be acceptable he said that it must be made within a week, if at all. Mr. Shields in answer to the ques tion as to whether such aa apology had been offered said: "It. will be either that or the oth- "What is the other?" "The magistrate's court." "iiow s'Kin will the action cotne to a head one way or the other?" SCHOOL NOTES. Grand Forks College has bought 1,000 imprinted Exercise Books with a cut of the college on the front cover and 100 gross of imprinted pens, for the use of their students. Since Prof. Hagestad has become connected with this school it has tak en on a new impetus. Prof. Hages tad evidently believes in letting the world know that there is a Grand Forks college. The common sense ink well has at last arrived for use in the city schools. This order was placed last August and notwithstanding the strenuous efforts put forth, it seemeo impossible to get this special ink well on account of the unprecedented dem.nd. The common sense ink well was in troduced into our city schools last year. They are bottles large enough to hold sufficient ink for two to four weeks under ordinary circumstances "In a very few days." For several days it has been report ed that Mr. Emery jad made over tures to settle the case. When the hearing scheduled for last Friday was postponed by agreement of counsel it was generally understood that a re traction would be offered. It was rumored that Emery had submitted a formal apology, but that the lawyers for Senator McNichol had declined to accept it. When ex-Judge Gordon, who is counsel for Emery was asked if this were correct, he said: "It is news to me. I do not know of any retraction. Certainly, there will be none made by me without the consent of Senator Emery. I have lot heard from him lately and do no+ know that there will be a retraction." Mr. Shields declined to answer any definite questions as to whether an offer of an apology had been received, but he Intimated that there would be developments before the end of the week. If the case goes to trial it is said to be the intention or Senator McXichol's lawyers to subpoena every member of the legislature of 1901, as well as the former insurgent leaders and the va rious political agents who were on the scene when the famous Marshal speakership contest was decided. it is also said that the rumored set tlement will not affect the civil suit begun by McNichol against Emery. The statement of claim in this action will befiled within the next ten days. and a rubber "stopper is used to keep the ink from evaporating. The Johnston maps have been se lected for the grades in our city schools, and Kiepert's maps and a set of Spruner-Bretschneider Maps for the High school of our citv. Chicago teacher in commenting on the Xew York schools says: "I have gone a little way toward seeing for myself and the best school I found in Xew York had a Chicago man at the head of it." There seems to be a spirit of rival ry between these two great cities. However, this teacher admits she saw a school in Xew York which she gives the credit of having the "very best manners I have ever .«et with in any institution." She speaks in highest terms of the Girls' Technical High school. In this the girls are following the Elbert Hubbard idea. "Reaching out for an allrotind development. To develop the I-I I STORE SPECIAL SALE OF PRINCESS DRESSERS We offer, for a few days only, special bargains in Princess Dressers which we are confident cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Imperial Oak Princess Dressers, 18x32 in. French bevel mirrors, carved frames, fnll size and well made, polished and $14.50 Genuine Quarter Sawed Oak, full size Princess Dresser, serpentine fronts,,18x32 in. French bevel mirror, polished Genuine Mahogany and Birdseye Maple Princess Dressers, carved frames, full size, serpentine fronts, polished fin ished, 18x36 in. French bevel mirror. Two patterns. $20.50 and $23.50 Other patterns in Genuine Oak, Mahogany and Birdseye Maple at $19.50, $22.50, $23.50 and $27.50. brain we have to exercise the body." crazy fana SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24,1906. China Department Never before have we shown the elegant line of Fancy China. Cut Glass, Hand Painted China* Din nerware, Glassware, Odd Haviland Pieces, English China, Japanese Goods and novelties that we have this year. And if yon will compare prices on these high grade goods, we will, without a doubt, do an enormous business in litis department in the next month. Give us a chance and we will save you money on these high grade goods. Especially, will we save you money on unquestionable grades of hand painted china and cut glass. Prizes For Students of The Grand Forks High School The Dacotah Pharmacy will give away a valuable prize to the girl stu dent of the Grand Forks high school who first finds the word "boy" used by Shakspeare as a verb. The con ditions are ttoat no cyclopedia or dic tionary shal be used and at least thirty lines of the selection In which the word is found must be quoted, which quotation must include the word so used as a verb. All- answers must be in writing and sent to The Evening Times through the postofflce, and in the event of a controversy, the post Chief Justice Fuller of the Supreme Court of the United States has ordered that the word "through" must not be spelled "thru" in papers coining into his court. A mass meeting of protest was held In the rooms of the city board of edu cation of Xew York, Oct. 24.—Rosalter Johnson with a, prole* signed by many well known literary people and educators attacked iho whole simpli fied spelling I'resident Roosevelt iii 1 Ano. Carutvie were indirectly allu.le.'i to cr.uiks :tj "Pretty young School teacher de mands oats," reads a big head the Minot Independent. By all means give her the oats. Dudley's Palace Twnsorlal Shop, Store Closed Every Evening Except Saturday $18.75 mark shall determine the one making the first answer and entitled to the prize. The award wll be made for the first correct answer received by The Evening Times. The prise will be a pretty hand bag.' The Evening Times, feeling that the young men should also be permitted to participate, has decided to present the first young man of the high school who makes correct answer with a si* months' free subscription to the pa per. The contest closes Wednesday, p. m., Nov. 28. Elevators Rebuilding. Martin Volden, a prominent farmer residing in the vicinity of Edmore, is in the city today, the guest of W. J.. A. Calder. Mr. Volden states that the elevator companes which were put out I of commission by the disastrous blaze In that city several weeks ago, are get cng in shape for the winter markets. Work on the new elevators is far ad vanced, the crib work on one being nearly completed. Edmore, previous to the fire, had live elevators, two of these being destroyed in the fire. How ever, the three companies handled the grain business, during the fall as well as could be expected with the pre vailing shortage of cars. Wheat in that vicinity wont 12 to 14 bushels to the acre.