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THE EVENING TIMES ie»llii»l kc hnKMfd. 'Let reverence of law be breathed by •very mother to the lisping babe that 8ke rattles In her lap: let it be taught in schools, seminaries and colleges let It be written in primers, spelling oooka and almanacs let it be preached from pulpits and proclaimed in legit latlv* halls and enforced in courts of Justice In short, let it tne tbe political religion of the natiow. —Abraham Lincoln. NEWSPAPCK JC8I«X. The county commissioners of Pierce county have deeided to give all the printing which can be done in the county to local printers. This is cer tainly a move In the right direction. It is what The Evening Times has been advocating all tbe time. It is to be hoped that some of the other coun ties will follow the example of Pierce and instead of giving the printing, to concerns which never did a dol lar's worth of good to the taxpayers of the county will give it to tbe local papers which have been instrumental in bringing in settlers and increasing the value of every man'« farm in the county. The Evening Times believes that it would be a saving to the counties to pursue this plan. The printing offi ces in many of the towns where such work could be done are compelled to equip themselves in such a way that they can do the commercial and other work which comes to them from the local customers. They are compelled to employ a certain amount of help whether the work of the office is suf ficient to keep such help employed all the time or not, because there of flees can ot lay off the printers when ever there is a scarcity of work and then secure their services or that of others when the work improves. These printing offices could therefore afford to do the work in such times as the custom work is slack at a lower price than can the foreign house, whether located in Fargo or Grand 'Forks, which must not only pay high er rents and keep men on the road to look after this trade, but pay them large salaries and heavy expenses While doing so. The local man know ing long in advanve what work will be required, can employ his help dur ing otherwise idle time on such con tracts, and with no cost of soliciting. BENNER, BEGG & GARVIN'S —P ItWMT, HOt THE TIMES rVMISMNG COMPANY (INCORPORATED) FOMJMKBB AMD ntOnunOM Mil lit 11, Of«~rir«-lm N. D. SUBSCRIPTION KATES DAILY. CM Iwr In a&v&nce 94.00 Ms Months hk advance 1.SS Ob* Month by carrier 40 Oe« Week by carrier IB ift Guide W«5uld you like to be in New Yofk just now and see what the big stores are showing if or Xmas? Come to Bensaer, !Begg & Garvin's, it's nearer. \We buy many of the following lines in New YorSk. ^Gift doubts" don't last Hong here. COME AND SEE. FOP Any '"Hep" Handbags, faney combs, beads, fans, companion sets, jewel bags, belts, mufflers, gloves, handkerchiefs, rib bons, silks, dress goods, table linens, umbrellas, fancy aprons, fancy hose art linens, art pillow tops, pin cushions, collars, silk shawls, opera bags, fur scarfs, fur coats, muffs, silk waists, silk jump ers. silk underskirts, #iik kimonos, slippers, leggings, fiiiu'v china. For Any "Him" Bath robes, house coats, mufflers, gloves, neckwear, fur coilars, pajamas, silk night robes, fancy suspend ers, silk and linen handker chiefs, fur caps, fancy hose, cuff links, scarf pins, suit cases, trunks, hand bags, fur lined coats, suits, umbrellas, fancy vests, fancy support ers, slippers, shoes, leggings, gaiters, over shoes. For the Little Folks A visit to the''Real" Toy land in our basement will be the safest guide for buying gifts for little folks. It's a jolly place. BENNER, BEGG & GARVIN WEEKLY. One Tear Id advance Six Months in advance Three Months In advance One Tear not In advance Eaten aa Mcend-claM matter at the eataflee atfGrand Fork*. North Dakota. nUliT KVSKBfO, iOBCKHBBB 7,.lMC. •1.00 can save the taxpayers of the county considerable money. This is the business side of the mat ter to the taxpayers. So far as the papers themselves are concerned, it is nothing more.'than justice to them to have the work even at an advance over the cost of the outside holise if such were necessary. The local pa per is largely responsible for the ma terial prosperity of the community in which it is published. If that com munity is prosperous, every citi2en in it shares in the prosperity. If by ex plditing the advantages of the com munity there are three land buyers where before there was one, the price of real estate is, advanced according to the ratio of the supply to the in creased demand over what it would otherwise have been. For such things the local paper is almost en tirely responsible. What is therefore more justice to that paper than that it should be given the business which rightly belongs to it? It looks as though the pace for jus tice to the country press in the state had been set by the county commis sioners of Pierce county and that the day of the local shop which will in time take much of the work away from the printing establishments which have grown rich on the profits which did not belong to them, and for which they have never done one thing eitfter for the advancement of the state or the county, has departed. THE CHUBCII A3ID THE EGRO. Senator Tillman finds no more apol ogists in the southern newspapers than in their northern contemporar ies. The -south feels that when he exclaims*"To hell with the law!" and declares lor settling the: race question with shot guns he is only making himself ridiculous, and the south suf fers from his idiosyncrasies. The best southern opinion deprecates such in Sammatory declamation. It seeks to make the best of the inevitable. Congressman John Sharp Williams warns the south of the futility of seeldng the repeal of the 'Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution. What is described by some of the southern papers as the "best and tru est southern sentiment" is that ex pressed by Bishop fieth Ward, a Texas prelate of the Methodist church, at a recent conference at MilledgevlUe, Ga. He said: There is no doubt in my mind that in the negro question the south is fac ing a serious problem. There is one thing and one thing alone, capable of solving the raee problem—that is the religion of .Te&us Christ. We must save and edueate the colored people of the south. If the Christian relig ion can't save the negro 'in America, neither can it save the negro hu Africa and if It cannot save the colored man wherever he may be located, wlay then my brethren, it cannot save the white man. There is no religion that will hold or is worth the haring that can-, not save any and every man anywhere and to the utmost. We mnst treat the negro charitably, and as a superior race, as we commonly suppose our selves to be, should treat an inferior. The mob spirit which breaks out oc casionally may make some of us feel a doubt as to the great superiority of our race. Let us stand for the salva tion of these people through the right kinj of Christian education and in this way prove ourselves the superior race. We are glad to learn from a dis patch in the Atlanta Constitution that this sentiment "stirred the conference to enthusiasm." Some such good", old fashioned talk in the pulpits of the south about the duty of carrying the gospel to the heathen whom they have right at their doors, about the duty of saving the souls of their fellow men, even though they be blaek men and not across the water, should help the southern white man to approach the race problem in a kindly spirit. Bishop Ward's speech was of the right sort. That it was received with enthusiasm and regarded by southern newspapers as worth notice implies that such language is not so familiar from the pulpits of the south as it ought to be. it is no commonplace. Southern religious bodies have, per haps, been looking too far afield in their missionary zeal. Superiority, as the bishop says, implies obligation. A shotgun is a confession of weakness and cowardice. The superior race must help the inferior race up the "world's great altar stairs." If every preacher in the south talked as Bish op Ward talks and talked thus repeat* edly, in season and out of season, for the set purpose of making the church an effective force toward alleviating race troubles, the Tillmans and tbe Vardamans would be shamed to ence. .71 .10 t.to addran as well aa newMma It may be possible that for a few years the roan who is bent on land speculaUon will be found moving in the direction of the Canadian north west, but at the same time the man who is coming with his family to build a home for himself and those de pendant upon him and who desires to surround his family with all the comforts of civilization while carv ing a fortune, will be found stopping in North Dakota. It is said that an effort will be made in the legislature of South Da kota this winter to have the legisla ture change the law which allows per* sons to procure a divorce in the courts of the state after a residence of six months. The fanaticism which is being developed on both sides of the divorce question is driving both the advocates and exponents of liberal di vorce to extremes. South Dakota, with its six months residence clause, is no worse than Kentucky with its fifteen grounds for absolute divorce or South Carolina which recognizes no grounds for at all. That there must be a reasonable regulation of this sub ject is conceded by all. But that cer tain features are the cause of all the divorce scandals which are occurring in this country are absurd. Pennsyl vania has a reasonably rigid divorce law, yet some of the most nauseating scandals of the divorce courts come from that state. The six months res idence may be a bad thing in general so far as requiring a residence for di vorce purposes Is concerned, but it should be remembered that it is the liberal grounds and BOt the residence which makes divorce regulations ob jectionable. One of the things whteh the present legislature should give tbe democratic governor a chance to have is a thor ough and exhaustive examination of every department of the state admin istration. During the early part of the campaign It was Intimated by a tew of the over-iealous though Ill-in formed papers of the state that there had been mismanagement of state af fairs in some of these. It is only jus tice to the officials, even wlien they have been re-electetd to their old po sitions, to have these stories refuted. It would of course be a considerable fall for the democratic reform admin istration to be compelled to give these republican officials a clean bill of health, but reform was the cry and those who won on it should be willing to stand the consequences. Candidly now, that was a stroke of politics which urged the democratic brethren to stop In the mad rush for the trough while the new born Alex McKinzie of the dem ocratic party landed all the plums. But will the plea be heeded? When a newspaper can reach in less than one year a circulation larger and more substantial than another has been able to do In a quarter of a cen tury, naturally the green eyed mon ster might be expected to show his hideous head. Paternal Provocation. It is 10 p. m. They are seated in the parlor. "No," she says, bowing her head. "Pa says I am too young to become engaged:" It is just 1.30 a. m. They are still seated in the parlor. 8uddlenly from somewhere upstairs a gruff -voice shouts: "Henrietta, if that fellow waits a litle longer you'll be old enough to accept his proposal." —Woman's Home Companion. Something Needed. Mrs. Shopper—" I wish to buy a pres ent for a servant girl. Can you sug gest something appropriate?" Shopman—"Certainly! Give her a traveling ba«."—Pele Mele. "WATCH US ALWAYS FOR ANYTHING IN THE WATCH LINE" We carry ouly good grades of watches. We offer you goods that have all the requisites necessary to please and satisfy and that equal in value their cost. Get our prices on watches before purchas ing. Our Sliver Goods, Jewelry and Novelties are original and ar tistic and SELLERS. Our name stands for the best of everything in our lines at our prices. FRANK V. KENT & Co. Jewelers and Florists IO South Third S»l. THE EVENING TIMES, GRAND FORKS, N. D. Sll- STATE 6RJIB BAB The ladles' aid societies are raking in the sheckels these days. With 20,000,000 bushels of flax I raised this year. North Dakota still keeps the lead in that crop. The 'Jamestown city council granted the franchise to the Independent Tel ephone company after hanging it up several months. The opening of congress is accom panied by the announcement that Congressman Gronna haa invested in an auto. Minot has formally accepted the sewer system from Contractor Ken nedy, and connections are now au thorised. Some termer* who cot their plow* ing done early this fall, harrowed the land flat so the dust mulch would re tain the moisture and make conditions better in Ihe spring. The Langdon Democrat talked about the bare ground tfelng covered with two feet of snow. This it merely a hint to the versatile qnill driver at Neche. The Sixth infantry, 220 strong, have reached Bismarck from the Philip pines, and at once proceeded to their new quarters at Fort Lincoln. Cap tain Cook is the commanding officer. The gasoline engine which does the power stunt for the Towner Tri bune went on Btrlke recently. Editor Young Is contributing doubly to the ministerial salary since that time. The daily edition of the Devils Lake Journal has not reached the Times' exchange table yet. But it may be that Bloom is sending all the spare copies to Whitehead, BO is made. no complaint Winsbip promised, it hi -said, not to be a candidate for office at the last election. Some people are wondering it that included the decision not to ac cept an appointive one or attempt to dictate any. C. Sullivan, one ot the men arrest ed for the Sawyer robbery "has con fessed that he used the explosives. Two others announce that they will plead guilty. Two will fight for free dom. Governor-elect Burke is discovering so many tried and true democrats and so many admiring republicans who "helped do it"—and want to continue their services—life la already any thing but a pleasant dream. Now that "Scottie" is on the Grand Forks Press no other paper can com pete with the democratic organ—in "pipe" dreams—and Jud LaMoure's recent visit was a great inspiration for "spooks" "says the Bismarck Tri bune. The great task that now seems to burden the state democracy—as she is writ in the democratic presB—is tht selection of the next republican can didate for the United States senate in this state. The democrats do not Noiey Saving gifts suggested below. need to worry about that. There'll be plenty of 'em under the primary election law. The system of rural mail delivery has eliminated many of the small country postolHces. The lust one to go in Pembina was that at Bruce where an office had been maintained for 20 years or more. 1 tseems like a loss to some but the fact is the peo ple ot that section will have better service than ever, through the mail being delivered at their doors. The scarcity of poultry and eggs causes people to wonder why more farmers don't go Into the business on a larger scale. Typhoid fever epidemics are re ported In many secttons of the state. It is claimed that William Helser of Dickinson was hired by Jacob Barth to make final proof on an adjoining quarter section. The Underwod banks are prosper ous. A. W. Fuller of Bowbells, while cleaning a chicken which was among a bunch he purchased a few days ago from a farmer coming In from the hills discovered in the craw of one a genuine gold nugget In the rough and about double the size of a turnip seed. He still has the nugget, and will dis play it for Inspection to any who may call at the market. This is not the first time that traces of the precious metal have been found in the craws of poultry that were brought to the city from that section. Sheldon Is experiencing trouble with its famous artesian well and a result of the inability of the well drillers to stop the heavy flow that comes up outside the casing the north part of the town is flooded and many cellars are filled with water. The well is considered one of the best la the state, gushing forth 600 gallons a minute ot clear cold water that Is almost entirely free from the salty flavor so prevalent in artes ian wells. Every effort is being made to destroy the well with dyna mite and sink a new one on the north side of the town where there is nat ural drainage. Some person entered Archie Mc Donald's room in Mrs. Welch's house during his absence and carried away a gold watch and chain, two meer chaum pipes, a clay mug, a lot of ci gars and several other trinkets. Mr. McDonald had been in his room about nine o'clock, and returned again at eleven when he discovered the theft. Other occupants of .he house heard someone coming in about ten o'clock and went out again In a few miutes but no attention was paid to this as the doors were not locked and the roomers were in the habit of com ing and going at their pleasure. Mr. McDonald had been keeping a gold bracelet set with diamonds, valued at $125, in Ms room, but which he had disposed of that day, and it Is thought that the bracelet was what the thief was looking for, and fail I ing In finding this, appropriated such articles as were handy, but over looked a diamond pin which was lay ing on the stand. Fresh cows for sale at Twainlj dairy farm. For rent machinery and stock for sale, apply Ion. Twamly I Beare block. What to Give a Man Most young men have tastes and opin ions of their own. Find out what they want if possible—if not, these bints will be a great help in choosing. And don't forget father. Usually it is he who has to buy for others, but at Christmas time he should be made to feel that it is also blessed to receive. House Coats, Caps, Fur Lined Coats, Fur Coat«, Overcoats, Fine Suits, S a at a a Shirts, Linen Handkerchiefs, Holiday Neck wear, Fretty Mufflers, Fancy Suspenders, Warm Gloves, Fancy Night Robes. Store Open Evenings! Until Chrlatmaa I As Good as the Best None Better The institution of gift giving of former years was characterized by a giving of things that appealed to the eye. Today a change has come over the spirit of the custom and if a gift merely suggests sentiment it serves only half its purpose. Demand that the gift shall possess some practical as well as pretty qualities then it will not only define your taste but will be a gift in the real se^se of the word. Such gifts will be doubly appreciated. They represent the thoughtfulness of the giver and at the same time add to the comfort ana happiness THE qUB SELLS GOOD GOODS CHEAPER THAN ALL ITS COMPETITORS is what one customer said the work that is turned out by die Model Steam Laun dry. Bring us your bun dle or phone us and it will be done to Please YOU Model STEAM LAUNDRY 18-20 N.FMrib St. Both Phnacsl70 The Adams Budget ran out of ink last week. J. J. MABOU1SSEE & CO. Nos. 11 and 13 South Third Street Fine Furnishings For Holidays of FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1906. XMAS GIFTS China lo delight the hoanwlfa. Make aoy comparison you can think of. The deeper you dig Into chlnaware facta, the firmer will be the truth In your mind that we have the beat stock of china lu North Dakota. Our complete line of fancy china, cui' rflaas, dluuerware. lamps, glassware and. brloa-brac la now open. Don't think of buying your tflfta without vlajtlnf thla de partment. Bring the children to Toylnnd. will enjoy It Immensely. They "0 I I fi.n x-i.iijJkcal I I r~\ I STORE Store Open Evenlerfa Until Chrlatmaa JUICY CHOPS FOB BBEAKFA8T, LUNCH OB 8UFPEB on tap In our huge lee box at any time ot the day. any allowable day ot the week. And tbe way we oat them and trim them from the well preserved sheep or lamb! May want a roast ot beef or lamb tor dinner. Here, too, Just as sweet and tender. Choice kraut Dill's mince meat. Baltimore oysters. Stewart Bros* Subscribe to the Times. Money Saving the receiver. Such are the What to Give a Lady This list will allow dutiful sons and daughters to exercise thoughtfulness in se lecting mother's gift. It affords mother an opportunity to select for her daughter gifts that will add to her comfort. It also appeals to boys who want to be generous to their sisters and at the same time please their tastes. Handsome New Sul's, Fur Scarfs, Fur Muffs, Fur Sets of Scarfs and Muffs, Fur Lined Coats, Fur Coats, Ladles' Cloth Coats, Ladies' Skirts, New Underskirts, Warm Shawls, Silk Waists, Fine White Waists, Pretty Klmonas, Silk Skirts.