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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 19M.
tfct tevik la Cud 6yh|i tfcat rife ik» ijfUw fryacttag ggacatkaitfc'M BEE'S LAXATIVE HONEY MOTAR teat UlMI, tug M« an 1 _| 1~ Lwmw o-t*am». *»ma wMmim 22r.lVr511? SS**' Mi THE DAOOTA PHARMACY. Money to Loan AlUwrtRrtaUpooNortD^ot.FinK. LocJ A«tMi Waited. Paital l^wt Pcnalted GEO. B. CLIFFORD & CO. GIAND FORKS, N. FARM LOANS OaltalM Viadi lor Loans oi Good Farm at Lowest Kate oi Interest and with On or Before Privileges GILL OI WHITE DAVID H. BEECHER Cika NaUosal taak Mjlij. fined Pub, H.D. Grand Forks Monument Works Threshers Supplies Oils General Hardware Builders Hardware Tinware, Etc. J. F. BRANDT, ST. PAUL. & JEFFREY. Prep luUt Ml Granite H«l Stones. Cwttety Fencing. ill Mais of Foreign aai BinUt (huRti Sum Styles aai Deafeat Phases M.8W» Mil. Ottee Phenet Tri-State tttft. A W A E In short everything pertain ing to hardware Having recently added a complete stock of harness we are In position to furnish the farm er with all his needs in this line.. Call and inspect stock and prices. East Subscribe for the Times Gr»nd NAME YOUR ROUTE To Eastern Canada. It is important when purchasing your ticket to Eastern Canada that you reque the ticket agent to make it read over the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway, if you want the best of train service. Five daily trains from Minneapolis and St. Paul to Chicago—including The Day Express, affording a day light ride in full view of the beautiful scenery of the Miss issippi river. Canadian Excursion Tickets also accepted without extra charge on The Pioneer Limited and the U. S. Government fast mail trains. Round trip rates to points in Eastern Canada, $40. Dates of sale, December I to December 31, 1906. Liberal return limits and stop over privileges. ... W. b. DIXON, IN. W. P. A., 363 Robert Sto. St. Paul, Minn. G. 0. WALTON, m*«ltag Passenger Agent, L. K. MeCONNELL, Traveling Passenger Agent. ST. PAUL. J. CADWELL. Special Passenger Agent, CHICAGO. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry KIHirSTHETHIEF.IS" U. S. Interior Department Stirred Up Over "Land Grab" Scandal WHIT IT COSTS TO UVE THE UMSIMTIIL CITY A Word or Two Abent Congressional "Chokers," the Row Aboit the Col* ored Soldiers, Simplified Spelling and the Ship Sabaldy Question Soon to be Before Congress for Action. (Washington Netoa Bureau.) Washington, O. C., Dec. 6.—The main tent la now open come early and avoid tile rush." This cicus slogan ia ap plicable to the gathering of the mem bers of the congress and the organ ization of that body. Washington is honeycombed with formalities and cus toms, and any man who can "get away with the goods" in the legislative, Judi cial or executive departments of the federal government without violating some time-honored tradition is a fit subject for the dime museum. For several days, in fact weeks, con gress will be busy shaping up the more important matters to come before it this winter, but it will toe some time after the new year before serious work is attempted. Two matters stand out in bold relief: emptying the "ports bar'l" and talking, lite latter has be come a fine art in congress, while the "bar'l" has has been somewhat ne glected of late yaers because of the limited income of the treasury depart ment. But Secretary Shaw has an nounced a comfortable surplus, and a bargain counter rush will be a small affair compared with the eagerness to participate in its distribution. Do not expect much of this session of congress and you will not be dis appointed. Outside of the regular ap propriation bills the river and harbor steal has perhaps the best chance of enactment, and friends of the ahip sub' sidy are eager to bring up their hoary headed friend. Immigration, naval ex tension, Philippine tariff, the Smoot case and many other matters which oc cupy the public mind will be touched on, but the chance for action is rather slim. Congressional "Chokers." Have you. observed during, the past few years that when action seemed imminent on some matter which ap pealed^ tire people more than to the politicians that congress would begin to work itself into a white heat about some inconsequential matter? Well, that is a congressional "choker." But the country is becoming wise to that game, and a member of congress who can spring a new idea for discussion at a critical moment to stave off legis lation on labor matters, for Instance, or the tariff, is no longer considered in the light of a genius. Although labor took a small part in the late campaign, there is but a slim chanoe for the enactment of legisla tion which will affect the status of the workingman A start has been made In that direction, however, for some of the congressmen realize the strength allied against them, and would willingly grant some of the for anti injunction and other labor matters. The leaders are adamant on the subject, and with only a short ses sion no definite action can be axpected. The Hon. "Jeff" Davis of Arkansas R. D. ROVIG, Traveling Passenger Agent, ST. PAUL. TBI EVENING TUIE8, GRAND FORKS, N. D. has been reported as saying that the senate needs "stirring up." Probably that is true to a certain extent, but rest assured that the gentleman from Ar kansas will not do the stirring. That dignified body has partially suppres sed Tillman, and it will succeed with the new aspirant for notoriety. One reason for the ease with which a new member of congress is suppressed is that all legislation Is handled by the leaders, the various committees whip ping the material into sbape after an outline has been given. Votes In con gress are not made by eloquence on the floor, but by dictation of leaders and "swapping"—you vote for my bill and I will vote for yours. Row Abont Soldiers. There will be a pretty row In con gress this winter regarding the dis honorable discharge of three compan ies of colored troops because they would, not reveal the names of several comrades who are said to have shot up a town in Texas. The idea prevails to a certain extent that not all the men could have known the identity of the guilty parties. It is certain that sev eral resolutions will be introduced, some calling for Information of the subject and others directing their re instatement Gongress will be a little slow in ordering their re-lnstatement, however, for the president would surely veto it. The appropriation committee of con gress has been at work for some weeks shaping their supply bills, and one of the first obstacles they bumped into was "simplified" spelling. The presi dent's order requiring the use of the 300 words recommended by the sim plified spelling board has been gen erally followed by the various depart ments, but when it came to making laws a new condition arose. Con gress will settle the matter one way or the other—probably in favor of the orthodox method within a few days. Apropos of simplified spelling the methods of the government printing office are receiving a much needed overhauling. The present public print er is coming in for considerable criti cism, but what public officer endeav oring to change time-honored and moth-eaten methods is not held up to ridicule? There has not been a single government official ror years who has endeavored to do his duty and his whole duty who has escaped. Regard less of the howl the greatest printing office in the world is being brought to a sensible basis. Employees work eight hours, get eight hour's pay, and do not get "fired" if their politics are not right materials are purchased at the lowest price, and the endeavor Is being made to increase the product by commercializing the plant. One great reform being worked out by the public printer is in the sale of public documents. The superintendent of documents is rearranging the sys tem of handling governmental publi cations with a view to facilitating de livery and centralisation of distribu tion. When this plan is in operation the people of the United States will be informed through press notices in news, agricultural and technical papers of the Issuance of various re ports and bulletins, the price, and where to obtain them. The government charges cost price for its publications, and of course an increased demand will reduce even the small charges made at present. Even with the added cost of compo sition the present editions of govern ment publications sell for from five to fifty cents. What is the use of having several hundred experts making in vestigations of various subjects and then printing a couple of thousand copieB of their reports—never to be heard from again? Create a demand for 1,000,000, and the country will soon decide whether the investigations should go on. It is hoped that con gress will relieve the''situation by cen tralizing the distribution in the docu ments office and sell every volume—not give them away to people who wish to fill bookcases with finely bound books and have a friend In congress. "Clerks" Hake Great Hen. Every few days the papers are full of the great deeds in governmental administration of this man and that. A great speech is made a wonderful decision rendered a great discovery of fraud in some branch of the service, Wherein dees their greatness lie? In having "gumption" enough to take advantage of the desire of their clerical force for advancement The guiding hands of the federal government have time to play tennis, to take horseback rides, to go on hunting and vacation trips, and to enjoy the good things of life. The nonenlties employed to carry on the work have not the time or in clination for such things. They are so tired after the official day's work that they either loaf or put in overtime on matters tending to advance their superiors. To hear one of the official tomily deliver a speech full of figures and data of various kinds requiring months to collect, and having read in the pa pers that he takes a horseback ride every morning and evening to watch the clerk at the capital walk up and down in a committee room and dictate an "interview" with his master—these things sometimes make one think that the plum does not always go to the proper person. Still, those things are common in Washington. It is the "Washington way." "Who's the Thief?" The interior department is pretty well torn up at present over the land grab scandal, and the question is often asked, "Who's the thief?" The evi dence appears to be strong that the land office officials were notified time after time that patents were issued in contravention of law. There is a ling ering in the minds of some that if the complainants, after sending fifty letters to the land office as alleged, would not stand a few to the head of the in terior department. To a man up a tree" it would appear that soinebody was either a rascal or an ignoramous— both common in the capital city. Is Washington a nice city to live in? People residing here are asked that question many times. Washington as a residence city is exactly what you want it to be. If you have a position under the government paying from 91,000 per year up, you can get along fairly well. Prices for everything are high, $25 a month being as low as a comfortable house can be rented for, and that in a modest locality. If you DENTISTS DR. L. L. ECKMAN, DENTIST. Both Phones—466M. Grand Fsrks, North Dakota DR8. FLETCHER & SAUNDERSON, Successors to Dr. Robert S. Ramsey, DENTIST. Clifford Annex. Grand Ferka, Ji J). DENTIST. Ottee Over Union National Bank. Phone ML DR. E. F. ADAMS, PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS. DR. J: D. TAYLOR, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Ottee ia St Jehn'a Block. Office ho rat 9tol0a.uk, 1 to p. m. 7 to 8 p. m. JOHN FAWOETT, HA., M.D. DISEASES VP WOMEN AND GENERAL SURGEON Office over Stanchfield Store Phone 261 DR. J. GRASSIGK Ottee Nerthweatern Building uorner DeMera Avenue and Fourth 8t. 8. W. RUTLEDGE HOMEOPATHIC Phyalebui and Surgeon. 138 8. Third St. Grand Forks, N. 0. DR. F. J. DUGGAN PHYSICIAN AND SUROBON—Spe cial wo hoi -I* attention given to diseases of women. Office, Bears Block. Office urs, 10 a .m. to 12 m., 2 p. m. to 4 Both Phones jx m., 7 p. m. to 8 p. m. ARCHITECTS. J. W. ROSS ARCHITECT and Superintendent of Construction Office 1% Third St Grana yorks, N. D. R. L. SMITH ARCHITECT Both Phonea. National Bank Bldg. W. J. EDWARDS ARCHITECT Northweatern Bldg. Grand Porta Northwestern Phona 466L. OSTEOPATHY DR. ORR SANDERS, DR. MAY E. SANDERS, Chronic and acute diseases success fully treated. Treatment at home It desired. Suite 56, Security Block. Both phones 642. (•rand Forks, North Dakota O. YOUNG WMMII fuaitar* Piaae*, fcuwi ••chiaM, Bask n4 Offit* fmiMir ISft-117-lM «Mtk Third Si. Grand Porks, North Dakota are a church member and go to and from your work and your church with your eyes closed and do not listen tio the stories that drift about It is heaven. If you are a good judge of human nature and float around with a set of respectable yet «asy going people, you will see many things that will make you lose your confidence in hu man nature. It is a city of churches, and the Sabbath laws are fairly well enforced, yet one on the inside can get a drink and enjoy many other privileges not permissible in a smaller town. Vice and crime are veiled in a mantle of respectability that is not obtrusive, yet apparent to the ob serving. Will Bear Watching. Every action of a department head or member of congress is looked at pretty sharply these days, past ex periences having made a bad impres sion on the thinkers of the country. Two wrongs do not make one right, nor does one scheme that is wholly bad mitigate against another in the same shape if its innocence can be proven. It has been the practice for years in congress to saddle onto an outgoing member the responsibility which a man with a future would not accept, and this is what apparently happened when the lines laid to pass a ship subsidy bill this winter. For years the steamship men have tried to get more money out of the government in the shape of subsidies, but to no avail. Now, however, they expect to get "what is coming to them." Some people are rude enough to say it would mean the penitentiary! One way of looking at the matter is that it will not be a decided advantage to seafaring men, for their wages are notoriously small. The employes of shipbuilding companies are largely iron and Steele workers, who can get employment at high wages at any time. (The election of the union depot In this city lias been delayed a year be cause of the lack of iron workers.) The larger ship owners will be the ones to get the largest subsidies, and rich men do not need more money. The shipbuilders are also rich men, and should be satisfied after robbing the government for years on the fat con tracts for the navy department The foreign ships carry cargoes for New York at so low a rate that men will not build boats to compete with them. If the ship owners and builders are rich if the workers are busy and not' wanting employment if the foreigners carry our exports cheaper than we can carry them, will someone please rise in a sensible way and explain why the government shrould set men up in business with the understanding that the business will not pay—pouring money in a rat-hole? CLASSIFIED ADS CLASSIFIED ADS CLASSIFIED AOS TAILORS. PHILIP AMON Taller. SUITS FROM tit VP. Cleaning,. Pressing, Repairing. Gall and Deliver. Tri-State Phono ltlL. N. W. 349-L. Buttons made for Ladlea' garmenta. No. 12 N. Third St Grand Forka, N. D. laiwt Styles Baal Fcritcl Fits Ossrsstsei Paulson Bros* Merchant Tailors Ut Sooth IhM St GIAND rOUS, N. D. MANUFACTURERS. GRAND FORKS MONUMENT WORKS B. JEFFREY, Proprietor. Monuments, Hendsteaes, CemeteryPenclnf Tri-Stato tML 424 DeMera Ave. Grand Ferka, I. D. DON MCDONALD TENTS, AWNINGS, SHADES Waterproof Covera for Harveatera Threshera and Grain Staeka Corner DeMera and Fifth Grand Porta, North Dakota MISS DELA ODEGARD Phono 76SL SOS DeMera Ave. Eaat Grand Forka, wiwi Manufacturer of high grade eigara inch aa Gran* Forka EAGLES^JBIobe and the Rasanssen, Bemis & Company Dry Goods, Notions. Etc. emwuoMs n. DAIOTA KAUFMANN'S BAKERY, IAC0B KAUFMANS, Prep. Eaat Grand Forka, Minn. Phone IM. J. B. WOODLEY. Wholesale and Retail HARNESS, WHIPS AND SADDLERY SUPPLIES. .TO® ingest and most eomplete stoek of hand made harness in the two cltlM. Manufactured of Lapps ft Sons pur* oak leather. A nice line of Hiding Saddles 800 pairs of 6-A Hon* Blank* eta to elect from at Jobbers prices, g°le scents for the celebrated wyeth Horse Collars: also a full lln* of hack and .surrey haraass a nice line of iTSfk.VlS. driving haraass sweat pads, whips and summer duction. Call and Telenfc—e IMS. goods at a Big'R*^ look them over. AL COONS, Manager, 8. G. 8KULASON Attorney at Law. St. lohn's Block, Third Floor. N. W. Phone 815L. Tri-State 815. A MOST IMPORTANT CHRISTMAS CONSIDERATION is the coal question, as coal is some thing you must have, even to the ex clusion of turkey, plum pudding or mince pie. We trust you will get them all, especially the coal we offer, and we recommend it because there is more of it received as heat than what goes into the ash barrel. A point of domestic economy that cannot be claimed by most coal consumed. Gibbs Grain & Fuel Co Phone ttOO Offices 300 Kittson HAVE YOUR TEETH Properly attended to now and avoid pain and digestive disturbance* of more or less gravity by consulting DR. COUVRETT. Dentist DE MERS AND THIRD STsi Over Drug Store* PHONE RIGE'8 602L rOB HACKS, BKATS, OAT OB NIGHT. waaaarAumnn. Office. 41K DeHers Avenue. W. .KIRK, Prop. PAGE SEVEN MISCELLANEOUS. a O. PAULSNESS Plumbing, Steam and Hot water lU Pumps and Windmills. Water Worka Contractor. Ei.1"? Kpe and Fittinga. Gooda, Sewer Pipe, Hose, etc. GRAND FORKS, N. OAK. JEFF'S TRANSFER Both Phonea St. Hacks and Livery, dray and tor work, moving pianos a specialty, only low down moving Tans tn tki city. Day or nlgbt arils attended t* tit DeMera Ave. Opp. ©. N. Depot J. LAVERTY Mlaneeeta Point Dealer In Live and Dressed Cash or Conuniaalon. Phone 123L. N. W, a lilflrai Grand Forks. Call or writ*. The City Feed Store DOWNEY A PPE1FEB Floora Feed, Uay and* Wood of All Kind* if. w. VINI sao Trt-Btata Bae-I* aim LOGAN CAFE We Serve Revere Celee the Beat ia the World. 319 DeMera Ave. Grand Forka. N. p. MAX RABINOVIOH Money to loan on all articles of value. 129 DeMera Ave. From London, Bngland, teacher oi Pure Italian method of VOICE CULTURE Pupils trained for church, concert at Btage. Phone N. W. 1140L. 8Mle room 62, Security building. TO THOSE WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Everyone who jwna a phonograph and reports their name at Getts' maale house will.hear of something to thai* advantage. The M. H. Redlcli HIDE & FUR GO. Northwestern Dealera In Pine Northern Pan, Hides. PeMa, Wool. Tallow, loota. Etc. Largest and Oldest Bide and Pnr House la the State. GRAND FORKS N. DAI. Bacon & Van Alstine Livery and Hack Stable 0 ro IA N. FOURTH ST. 1'ELEPHONE 131 Grand Forks, North Dakota We have a few good country'livery horses (or sale cheap. Guarantee Stock Food Company IscwiMrsttd Capital Stock. S00,000 Manufacturers of Stock Food, Pnl try ood. Worm Powdex, LIM KtU*» He» ve Cure. Pink Bit* SEALS Either Pocket •eon OF Desk oea* I'M rA Phono 7t4L J. A. EVAN8 Bemedy, rev* Cure. Colic Cure Qafl Cure, Foot mmm edy and White Liniment .[ s»Ain» »oak«,». b. J. A. EVANS Teacher of Pan Italian. Method of Voice Culture. Pupils wlitf be received on Tuesday mornings. a. m. to 12 and every week day even ing. Room 62 Security building. Phona Getts Music atore. Columbia Hotel AND RESTAURANT aawBlwkihwvui wstttas tor fear tnlM Open Day and Nitfht OSCAt INDDSOW, hea'r kat«i «1 aad tLK par dsy GRAND FORKS. N. OAS. OPWNH«G.N. D**ot iiSl Rubber Stamps Write for CntsloJ CAD WELL, The Stamp Man Gtnnd Parka. N. GASH Fat at liadi *1 Jaak, CnMS el Scm lies. C*MHT SSJ Ire* 0U latter teste sst Sheet, ta£ etal list, ssJ letdM. Speclnl Price tog Cur I!TS M. FISHMAN It. W. Pfcaas tl74.