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The Brightest, Newsiest and Best
Evening Newspaper In North Dakota.
VOL. 1, NO. 292.
'Many Members of Congress Go
On Record Against Pro
posed Law.
New Knllng Made Which Is Expected
to Cnrb Desertions From the U. S.
Navy—Government Pleased With
Progress Made In the Reclamation
of Onr Arid Lands.
Associated Press to The Bveilic Times.
Washington, D. C„ Dec. 20.—Has
the general activity of the country
reached Washington? This is appar
ently the case, for never before has
congress tackled so many details of
general administration at the begin
ning of a short session. It was freely
prophesied that but little would be
accomplished beyond passing the ap
propriation bills this winter, and
probably this will prove true, yet
questions are coming up daily for
discussion that will have a moment
ous bearing on future policies. In
fact, members of congress are "do
ing business," instead of splitting
hairs as usual. The influence of the
big stick is shown pretty conclusively
and the concensus of qplnlon is that
while some matters have been brought
to the fore that might have been
relegated to future generations, yet
in the main the effect haB been to re
generate the entire government ser
The ship subsidy deal Is meeting
with hard sledding, regardless of the
plans laid for the enrlchm^'' pf the
steamship lines. Reprl*, natives
Fordney of Michigan, Birdsall of
Iowa, Hlnshaw of Nebraska and Wil
son 6t Illinois have declared that they
will not stand for the measure, and
the list of "inland" Insurgents is
growing daily. There appears to be
an expression that as the great ma
jority of the American people never
saw the ocean, and are not affected
by shipping interests, there is no use
in catering to a special class of busi
ness men who have everything to
gain and nothing to lose. It would
sound grand for the postal authorities
to say that they could send a letter
to Brazil in 'steen hours less time
than formerly, but when cables are
available letters are not the import
ant factor they formerly were.
It is certain that a movement for
a child-labor law will receive an im
petus this winter that will result in
a more or less effective federal regu
lation of the subject. The labor
unions of the country have for years
been "hammering" on the matter, but
as usual the politicians are now tak
ing the subject under consideration
and treating it as if a great discovery
had been made. Out in Nebraska a
student at the Nebraska university
worked out the ground plan of our
present interstate commerce law. Con
fidingly he took the date to the mem
ber of the state legislature from his
county. That gentleman brought it
to Washington as a discovery of his
own, but he did not succeed in getting
even newspaper mention at the time.
Since that time there have been hun
dreds of claimants for the honor of
having originated the plan, and even
at this late day there is a inclination
to use the subject for personal laud
ation rather than results.
Representative Victor Murdock of
Kansas has revived the periodical
mail-weight scandal, but it will die
a-borning. The railway mail employes
tell the story thus wise: The periods
for weighing the mail are known in
advance. If hundreds of sacks of
franked mail leave the capitol city
during that period, of course it is a
coincidence. The government sends
out thousands of tons of books which
have been sacked and ready for de
livery for some time. If a member
(Continued ou page 30
ORDAlNEpf 1856
Bishop Foley of Detroit Cele
brates His Golden Jubilee
Associated Press to The Bvealac Times.
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 20.—Ordained
by Cardinal Patrizzi, vicar general of
Pope Pius IX., in the church of St.
John Lateran, Rome, 1856, Bishop
John S. Foley of the Catholic diocese
of Detroit, today reached the golden
jubilee anniversary of his ordination.
Beyond the receipt of numerous mes
sages of .greeting and good wishes
there was no special observance of the
anniversary. Next month, however,
when the time will be more conven
ient for travel, it is planned to have
a notable celebration of the jubilee,
to be attended by high prelates of the
church throughout America. In token
of the jubilee the bishop ig to be pre
sented with a subscription fund suffi
cient to pay for the erection of the
new St. Francis home for orphan
boys, an institution in which he is
greatly interested.
Bishop Foley last month reached his
seventy-third year. He was born in
Baltimore, and his education was be
gun in St. Mary's college in that city.
He was only 16 years old when he
graduated from the college with the
degree of bachelor of arts. In three
years more he was prepared for the
minor orders, which were adminis
tered by Archbishop Kenrlck. He was
too young for priestly ordination, so
Archbishop Kenrlck sent him to Romj
for further studies. Two years later
he was ordained priest, and in 1888
he became bishop of Detroit.
Reckless Minneapolis Autoists
Punished for Their Own
Associated Press to The Evening Times.
Minneapolis, Dec. 20.—George Mur
phy, a.salesman, was killed and J. C.
Thielen, a saloonkeper, was seriously
injured late last night by the over
turning of an autqmobile in which
they and two others v/ere out seeing
the sights. The reckless turning from
Tenth street onto Third avenue upset,
the machine and the men were thrown
out Murphy was hurled across the
street and his head struck against
the curb, fracturing his skull. The
two uninjured men escaped during the
excitement and their names are not
known to the police.
Associated Press to The Evening Times.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 20.—Con
gress today adjourned for the holi
days, this being the fifst outward
sign that Christinas is near at hand.
Nearly all the members Intend to re
main here during the recess, but
whether the abolition of free passes
has anything to do with their decision
they decline to say. Possibly It is
due solely to the attractions of Wash
ington, for there is not, one can be
quite sure, a more Interesting city in
the world at the high tide of the
Christmas season.
Orientals and Europeans of all
raceB, whether their calendar coin
cides or not, enter into the spirit of
the American holidays with genuine
enthusiasm. While all the diplomats'
children yield to the great myth of
the chimney piece, and hang up stock
ings and decorate Christmas trees,
there are also many quaint and beau
tiful customs among the Latin folk
which are adhered to strictly. Nearly
every embassy and legation will have
a gorgeous Christmas tree. This Is
equally true of the embassies and
legations where there are no children.
Fifty Lady Students in Semin
ary Afflicted With Attacks
of Hysterics.
Informed Students Every Room and
Every Trunk In Dormitory Would
be Searched—Stolen Artldes Later
Returned—Tls Said Faculty Is
Shielding the Guilty One.
Associated Press to The Bvealac Times.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 20.—Fifty young
women students of Washington Sem
inary, at Washington, Pa., one of the
most fashionable institutions of the
kind in western Pennsylvania, left for
their homes last night on the Christ
mas vacation, all suffering more or
less from hysteria, following the dis
covery of many petty thefts and the
subsequent method of the principal to
find the culprit. The thefts were com
mitted in one of the dormitories and
teachers as well as students suffered.
Articles of wearing apparel, as well
as money and jewelry have been miss
ing over a period of a week. Yester
day when it came time to dismiss the
school, the boarders in the dormitory
were summoned to the chapel, where
the principal announced that not a
student would be allowed to depart
for their homes until they and their
rooms had been searched for trace of
the missing articles. The teachers
began their disagreeable duty, and
one of them was notified that a stu
dent who had reported a five-dollar
bill stolen, had found the bill
Associated Press to The Bvealac Times.
Washington, D. C„ Dec. 20.—A
search of the records and old news
paper files to find something bearing
on the statement of Bellamy Storer
—which was flatly contradicted by
Mr. Cortelyou—to the effect that the
late President McKinley had used his
influence in an endeavor to secure the
red hat for Archbishop Ireland has
brought to light many forgotten facts
in relation to the now famous con
It would appear that neither Presi
dent Roosevelt nor the late President
McKinley was the first to become in
volved in the controversy in regard
to alleged efforts to have the St. Paul
prelate elevated to the cardinalate.
In leading dally papers of Aug. 6,
1892, appeared the following:
Chicago, Aug. 6.—A special from
St Louis to the Herald says some
time before the Minneapolis conven
tion, pressure was brought to beat
upon President Harrison to get him
to write a letter to the pope, asking
that Archbishop Ireland be made a
cardinal. He refused. A few days
before the convention further strong
pressure resulted in a letter being
written by Secretary of State Blaine,
authorized by President Harrison, say
ing his appointment as a cardinal
would not only please American Cath
olics, but would be personally pleas
ing to President Harrison. This state­
Superior, Wis., Dec. 20—Great Northern is today making
a train of 80 cars, loaded with coal, to be rushed through to Grand
Forks, on a passenger train schedule, to care for the immediate
wants in that territory. Train will be run as a double-header, will
a boarding car, and will not stop, even for the crew to eat.
Nanking, China, Dec. 20.—About 2,000 Chinese soldiers from Nanking, armed
with modern weapons, trained by European officers, and accompanied by batteries of field
artillery, have proceeded to the front to meet the rebels in Ping ffiimg district. General
Hsie, commander of the troops, left this city yesterday.
crumbled up and lying within the door
of the room, where it had apparently
been thrown in a hurry. Other re
ports of the hasty return of stolen
property were, almost immediately
made, and so on, till all who had lost
anything had found the missing pro
perty. Search was immediately
stopped and the keys to trunks re
turned to the students. Last night
the students were allowed to leave
school. The faculty and some of the
students are said to know the cul
prits, but their identity is concealed.
Evidence Disposition to Con
form to Provisions of the
New Rate Law.
Associated Press to The Bvealac Times.
Kansas City, Dec. 20.—C. A. Prouty,
member of the interstate commerce
commission, who arrived here this
morning from St. Louis, to continue
the car shortage hearing, said today
in an interview:
"I have no doubt that eventually all
states east of the Mississippi and
north of the Ohio will be on a 2-cei.t
basis, and by eventually I mean, of
course, within a reasonable time for
such legislation to be enacted, if leg
islation shall be required, which I
Mr. Prouty said It was too early
now to estimate the real value of the
rate law. Up to this time the rail
roads, he said, had generally evincel
a disposition not only to obey the
law, but to accept any construction
the commission put on it.
Complete Report of Fatalities In the
Steamer Scorille Aecidcnt.
Associated Press to The Evening Times.
Vicksburg, Miss., Dec. 20.—Accord
ing to the latest news from Gold Dust
Landing, where the steamer Scovill
blew up last night, the list of dead
and missing totals fourtteen, and the
njured include four white men and
several negroes.
Old Records Throw New Light
on the Roosevelt-Storer Controversy
ment comes from Father Phelan, edi
tor of the "Western Watchman."
Two days later a reporter of the
New York Herald called on President
Harrison at Loon Lake. He reported:
"I again asked the president this
afternoon for a statement regarding
the letter he is alleged to have writ
ten to the pope regarding the con
ferring of a cardinalate upon Arch
bishop Ireland. 'I do not wish to talk
upon that subject,' said the president,
'and the Herald should not ask me.'"
In regard to Archbishop Ireland's
efforts with President McKinley to
appoint Bellamy Storer United States
minister to Rome, after the presi
dent's refusal to make Storer assist
ant secretary of state, there appeared
in the Cincinnati Post, just ten years
ago this week, the following item:
"Archbishop Ireland of St. Paul,
Minn., has been to see President-elect
McKinley in behalf of Bellamy Storer
of Cincinnati.
"Archbishop Ireland will be remem
bered as having issued a long state
ment during the recent campaign, in
which he declared for McKinley for
president. After the election the
archbishop congratulated McKinley
by wire, and received from the presi
dent-elect an acknowledgement, in
which the archbishop was thanked for
the services he had rendered McKin
ley in the campaign.
"This was followd soon afterward
British House of Lords De
feated the Government's
Education Bill.
The Campbell-Bannerman Cabinet
Suffers Its Host Serious Defeat
No Dissolution of Parliament is
Likely, However, Though Intimated
—Curb on Veto Power Favored.
Associated Press Cable to The Eventna
London, Dec. 20.—There will be no
dissolution of parliament, as a result
of the action of the house of lords in
defeating the government's education
bill. Although the rejection of this,
the main liberal measure of session,
is the most serious rebuff the Sir
Henry Campbell-Bannerman cabinet
has yet suffered, it is not regarded
as being sufficiently grave to neces
sitate an appeal to the country.
Whether at the present moment, the
government could successfully appeal
to the nation on the educational bill,
Is a question on which even many lib
erals are in great doubt. The only
immediate effect of the step taken
by the upper house, therefore, will
be to give an enormous impetus to
radical agitation in favor of curbing
the veto powers of the peers, and to
furnish non-comformists with a new
gun and ammunition in their fight for
the disestablishment of the Church of
The average promise is like the Ben
Davis apple, looks fine, but no good.
by a visit of Bellamy Storer and
Thomas McDougall to Canton, where
a long conference was held with the
president-elect, and the announcement
was then made that Storer was slated
for the French mission. A few days
later Archbishop Ireland was a guest
at the Storer mansion on Grandin
road, and following this was the an
nouncement that Storer had been con
verted to Catholicism.
"Saturday afternoon Archbishop
Ireland arrived in Chicago from St.
Paul, and had a long interview with
President-elect MicKinley. Saturday
evening Storer received a telegram
from Archbishop Ireland, which read
as follows:
'"Chicago, Dec. 19.—Long, pleasant,
and encouraging interview. Will write
fully from St. Paul.'
"Archbishop Ireland then returned
to St. Paul and ex-Congressman
Storer is awaiting a letter from him.
"Owing to the efforts being made
by Storer, it is now thought that he
is aiming higher than the French mis
sion, and that he either wants to go
to the Court of St. James or seeks
a cabinet position. At all events, it
is considered certain that Storer and
James McDougall were not able to
get the assurance from McKinley
that Storer would receive the office he
sought. Otherwise he would not have
found it necessary to send Archbishop
Ireland to Chicago to see the presi
Teheran, Dec. 20.—5 p. m.—The
shah maintained his strength fairly
during the last twenty-four hours,
and was able to sign some of the
more important orders referring to
state business.
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 20.—The Wayne
hotel is to be the scene of a brilliant
gathering tonight, the occasion being
the annual banquet of the New Eng
land society, held in celebration of
Forefathers' day. A number of noted
speakers from this and other states
are to be heard.
New York's Attorney General
Begins an Action Against
the "Ice Trust."
Associated Press to The Bvealac Times.
Albany, N. Y., Dec. 20—Attorney
General Julius Mayer, in the name of
the people of the state of New York,
today began an action against the
American Ice company In the supreme
court of New York county for the
dissolution of the so-ca'.'ed "ice
trust." A summons and complaint
issued here last night was forwarded
to the New York city representatives
of the attorney general for service
today on the proper officials of the
The key to the ice situation in New
York city is pointed out .as lying
in this company's control of the "ice
bridges," or landing depots, by which
means it is alleged the company i*
enabled to fix the price of ice, result
ing last summer in an increase from
$1.20 a ton at the bridges to $5 and
|6 a ton to independent dealers, who
are alleged to be controlled by the
company, and who supply the retail
trade. It is said that by the time ice
reached the poor customers, it cost
at the rate of from $10 to $14 a ton.
Associated Press to The Bvealac Times.
Bakersfield, Cal., Dec. 20.—Hicks,
the entombed miner, is still impris
oned. Rescuers are now working on
a new level and expect to reach him
by 5 o'clock this afternoon. Hicks
is in good condition and cheerful.
Training Squadron Under
Vice Admiral to Stop at
San Francisco.
Associated Press (o The Evening Times.
San Francisco, Dec. 20.—Japanese
warships will visit San Francis
within the next few months, despite
reports to the contrary. This is tbe
statement of Consul K. Uyeno, *V..'
says that he expects the trai-iin?
squadron under Vice Admiral Kataoka,
one of the mikado's flag officers who
distinguished himself in the opev
tions against the Russian Vladivosu
North Dakota—Snow tonight or
Friday. Colder.
Stands for North Dakota at all Tlmt
and Under all Circumstances.
After Jan. 1 They Dare
Use Coloring Matter
Butter or Cheese.
Dr. Wiley, Chief Chemist of Depart*
went of Agriculture, Explains Pro
visions of the New Pure Food Law
—"Oleo" Will be Practically Pro
hibited From Manufacture In U. S.
Washington, D. C„ Dec. 20.—Dr.
Wiley, chief chemist of the department
of agriculture, has made a statement
which is calculated to cause conster
nation in every buttermaking com
munity in the United States. Dr. Wiley
says that as lie reads the pure food law
which goes into effect on the first of
January, it wllil be unlawful, after that
date to use amy coloring matter what
ever in butter or cheeee. At the pres
ent time the creameries of the country,
of which there are several thousand,
do not send out a single pound of but
ter made from "dry fodder" cow's milk
which does not contain coloring mat
ter of some kind. Generally this to
found to be an aniline dye, which in
itself te a deadly poison. Of course the
quantity of this aniline dye is so small
in each pound of butter as to make it
absolutely harmless. But the depart
ment of agriculture seems disposed to
'hold that the law prescribes all de
leterious substances in foods, no matter
how small tihe Quantity may be. For
a hundred years or more butchers and
farmers all over the world have used
saltpetre in the preparation of corned
beef, hams, etc. But tihe congress of
the United States has suddenly dis
covered that saltpetre is, in itself, in
jurious to health, and in consequence
meat packers and butchers, whose pro
ducts enter interstate commerce will
not be per mitted to use the drug.
Every cheese factory in the country,
and especially (those manufacturing
cheese for the European market, uses
annate to give its product the color
demanded by the trade. During nine
months out of every twelve the milk
produced in the dairies of the United
States is so devoid of natural coloring
matter that cheese without coloring
matter would be white as milk itself.
White cheese is not marketable in
England, and if the department of
agriculture bars annate it will practi
cally ruin the export cheese trade,
already seriously injured by the com
petition of Canada.
But the worst blow to the dairy in
terests which the ainti-ooloring order
will bring about will be the disadvan
tage under which the dairymen will
labor 'because of the competition of
the manufacturers of oleomargarine.
The latter are permitted to place their
product on the market under a tax of
2% per cent, per pound provided it is
not artificially colored. Uncolored
"oleo" is rather more yellow than un
colored butter made during the winter
months, and if the agricultural depart
ment insists that the pure food law
bars butter artificially colored from
interstate commerce the Crout bill will
have been enacted in vain, and "oleo"
will make serious inroads in the butter
A man's conscience
Associated Press Cable to The Erulai
London, Dec. 20.—Londoners, those,
of course, who have the money, are
preparing for a great Christmas this
year. This is apparent from the
crowded condition of the streets and
shops this week. While the queen is
doing her shopping at Buckingham
Palace, where a large selection of ar
ticles have been submitted for her in
spection, the rich throng the fashion
able west end shops and the poor
crowd to Ludgate Hill to make their
little purchases.
Ludgate Hill, the home of the gut­
is his private
ter merchant, has never been more
crowded than has been the case this
week. Here the gutter merchants—
men, women and children—line the
curb with not an inch of space be
tween them. For the time being the
police regulations are relaxed, and
the authoritative demand of the con
stable to move on is unheard.
Nothing is more displeasing than
vanity—in others.
When a widow makes up her mind
that die has live dlong enough atone,
she gets busy by putting a little extra
color on her hats.

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