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rattles in her lap: let it be taught in
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
tuetlce: in short, let it me the
political religion of the natiow
—Abraham Lincoln.
Governor Burke is quoted in his
Valley City speech as saying that law
yers were better fitted than any other
class of people to hold public trusts
because of the special training as
such. The report further says:
That this training of lawyers meant
something, the speaker pointed out
the fact that lawyers were constantly
handling large sums of money which
did not. belong to them and were never
placed under bond. County officials
and other men who handled large
sums of money, were placed under
bond but the lawyers of Barnes coun
ty handled as much or more money
than the court officials and were not
But Governor Burke in his en
thusiasm seems to have overlooked a
couple of provisions of the North
Dakota statute which to some extent
account for the lack of bonds for at
torneys, Section 7464 of the code of
1S99 reads as follows:
if any person being a trustee,
banker, merchant, broker, attorney,
agent, assignee in trust, receiver, ex
ecutor, administrator or collector, or
being otherwise entrusted with or
having in his control property for the
use of any other person, or for any
public or benevolent purpose, fraudu
lently appropriates it to any use or
purpose not in the due and lawful ex
ecution of his trust, or secretes it with
a fraudulent intent to appropriate it
to such use or pui,iose, he is guilty
of embezzlement.
According to sections 7472 and 7449
of the same code, the punishment for
this crime is confinement from one to
five years in the penitentiary. It
therefore seems that there are other
things as effective as bonds. No, law
yers are not bonded. There are other
ways of keeping them in check. Gov
ernor Burke should not forget these
things when he is throwing bouquets
at himself.
Usually the lot of the traveling man
is the envy of every one except those
who have experienced some of the un
pleasantries of his life. To see him
as he sits in the hotel lobby at the
close of the day and regales his friends
with the stories which if reduced to
print would put to shame some of the
writers of humorous selections which
have made them immortal, it would
be supposed by the uninitiated that
life for the traveling man were in
deed one grand sweet song. But to
see him in the middle of the night
rushing through twenty below zero
weather to catch a belated train, and
a few hours later to see him lugging
his heavy grips down the moonlit
street of some inland town to find a
sleepy landlord awaiting to show him
to a room in which the mercury has
entered a contest with its outside
brother and is making a fair start to
win, where he may possibly catch a
few hours sleep and then meet an out
of humor customer with a smile that
will win, is altogether another ques
But the traveling man at Christmas
time is indeed an object of interest.
It is that interest too which comes
from the unknown link which binds
all humanity together whenever there
is in one of its members that which ap
peals to the human side of life. The
traveling man homeward bound at
Christmas time is the- personification
of happiness. He may have been on
the road for months, away from home
.and the ones which make that home.
He may have spent his life in the
flurry and bluster of hotel life, and
even drowned the home longing in
the long evening by regaling his
neighbors and friends with the stories
which have caused his life to be the
envy of the man out for a day on
TABUUUD ttmui, 1906
Address commnnicmtioiii to The Evening Times. Grand Forks. N. D.
•M Tear in advance 14.00
•x Months In advance 2.26
One Month by carrier 40
Os* Week by carrier 18
But how he longs to exchange the
rush of his life for the quiet of his
own fireside and the jollity of his
fellowmen for the gossipy nothings
of the home folks! He pictures the
wife and the batties whose letters
have cheered him in many along wait
for the train and have made possible
rest and happiness in some of the
excuses for hotels. At Christmas he
will be at home, and tor a few days
be will forget the rushing of trains,
One Tear In advance 11.00
Six Months In advance 7S
Three Months In advance 60
One Year not In advance 1.60
Subscribers desiring address chanced must send former sddress as well as new one
Entered as second-claas matter at the postaffice at Grand Forks, NorthTDakota.
Sentiment te be lacalcated.
"Let reverence of law be breathed by
•very mother to the lisping: babe that
the sleepless waits, and he will meet
the wife and the children for whom
he has been working all these long
Xo wonder then that he is light
hearted and merry as he closes the
few remaining places in his trip book
and gets ready for the home trip! Xo
wonder that he bubbles over with lit
tle personalities that mean nothing
to the stranger but so much to him!
Xo wonder that the student of human
nature turns as he passes him on the
street and in his mind says, "good
luck to you, old boy!"
The traveling man has become a
part of the great modern business sys
tem. Without him the wheels of trade
would clog, if not stop, and the coun
try would return to the slow methods
of a half a century ago. He has
brought energy and enterprise and
science into the trade world and has
been largely responsible for the com
mercial advancement of the last
twenty-five years. But he has paid the
penalty. He has cut loose from all
that is dearest in life and has be
come a stranger in a strange land.
The New York Tribune editorial
of recent date reads as follows:
Senator Hansbrough makes an in
teresting suggestion regarding the
causes of the freight tie-up in many
parts of the country. We have heard
a great deal of the shortage of cars,
the shortage of side tracks and the
shortage of treminal facilities, but
Senator Hansbrough says that some
of the confusion is due to a shortage
of men. How seldom do we have that
phase of the question called to our
attention! The railroads cannot be
kept out of a tangle because there
are not brains enough to keep them
running in this rush season of
freight. Employes are somewhat like
cars and freight facilities, for there
are just about enough of them to do
the work of the world under the or
dinary conditions, and when for a
season the work is doubled or trebled
confusion begins. The railroads natur
ally carry a staff just about equal to
the ordinary demands of their trade.
Each of the employes has all he can
properly do under ordinary conditions.
When traffic increases it is impossible
adequately to increase the force, for
experienced men cannot be had, and
even untrained labor is hard to get.
The regular employes are under the
same strain to which the car supply
and the terminals are subjected. Over
worked, they make all sorts of blund
ers, which add to the confusion on
the overcrowded lines. We seldom
think of the shortage of men, because
men are elastic creatures, and under
a strain "do two men's work" but
how well they do two men's work we
may learn from railway accidents, in
so many of which the explanation is
that the engineer or the switchmen or
the towerman or the telegraph had
been working twenty hours a day for
a fortnight, "because there was no
one to take his place." If we apply
the repeated lesson of the railway ac
cidents on a large scale to the over
worked condition of freight traffic
throughout the country, we may read
ily see an inherent likelihood that the
shortage of men is a factor in the
Senator Hansbrough says that the
shortage of men is not confined to the
railway business, but exists every
where. The railroad congestion af
fords a concrete instance on a great
scale. Such a congestion is that one
industry could not exist of course, un
less there had been increased activi
ties in many productive industries.
There must have been a rush in pro
ducing the goods that now block the
railways, a rush in financing their
production and their shipment, a rush
in all the varieties of transportation
Indeed, the rush might be traced in
many directions, and it would prove
hard work, but it would not neces
sarily prove general overworked or
overwork so long protracted as to be
"The whole country," says Chair
man Knapp of the Interstate Com
merce Commission, "is in a state of
"more or less congestion in the indi
vidual as well as in the organized
"or corporate case. There is a con
"ditios of inefficiency resulting from
"demands which exceed present cap
acity." Mr. Knapp is in an excep
tional position to know if the trouble
with the railroads is only an acute
symptom of a general condition. There
are a thousand evidences that this is
an extraordinarily busy country. Its
business has unquestionably expanded
temporarily beyond the capacity of
the railroads to handle it. The labor
market testifies to the great activity in
the industrial world. Labor is ex
ceedingly scarce and wages have
risen and are still rising. All the
money of the country is busy in the
manifold occupations of American
trade and commerce. The supply is
unequal to the demand. Money is
scarce and interest rates are high. It
is a time or tremendous expansion,
both industrial and speculative. There
is overwork in railroad traffic, but
it is a large conception that some*
thing like the same condition exists
everywhere throughout the country's
industries. It is an interesting the
ory that the whole nation is over
working, that it is too busy, but it is
a difficult one. Even in the railroad
business the present shortage of men
is perhaps only temporary. When the
holiday shipments are over conditions
may again be normal and no man do
ing two men's work.
The citizens of Morton county have
decided to petition the legislature to
give the people the privilege of vot
ing upon the question of local option.
In other words, they will petition for
a repeal of the prohibition law. What
was considered a joke before the
election is now developing into a
serious reality.
A Goodrich married
with his cousin.
The Valley City muckraker who got
his brands mixed was called by the
Bismark Tribune about that pipe
about the republican meeting at Bis
mark last week.
If Colonel Creel should be found to
have been legally appointed as adju
tant general, a golden haired attorney,
who is said to be slated for tile posi
tion, may fall by the wayside.
Showing this year surpasses any
thing we have ever offered before.
Odd pieces of high class Furni
ture, Hand-wrought Brassware in
designs absolutely unique and
"different" at very low prices.
Xmas Rockers
For Children
in Oak and Reed finish. Also full
Our new line of
Leather Goods
in Music Rolls, Bags and Satchels
is chuck full of attractive and de
sirable suggestions for gifts.
Come in and see them. "Inspec
tion costs you nothing."
Furniture and Music House,
Grand Forks, D.
man eloped
Hash purveyors of Aneta have ad
vanced the price fifty cents per week.
The business men of Glenburn are
endeavoring to get together for mutual
W. H. Fuller of Milton lost his
pocket change consisting of $370, and
as the sum was so small he did not
discover the loss for several days.
Several of the state press are won
dering why the North Dakota re
print of the St. Paul Xews is not
so headed.
As a result of the activity of some
of the county schol superintendents
there will be more pupils in the
schools this winter than formerly.
The commercial club at Douglas
appointed a vigilance committee to
prevent the location of any blind pigs
or the operation of any bootleggers.
Bloom of the Daily Devils Lake
Journal is so allfired democratic that
he refuses to send a copy of his pa
per to the gang sheets of the state.
The papers in many towns of the
state are being edited by the adver
tisers and the "boys" are too busy
"setting ads to rustle news. Serves
them right.
The city council of Leeds has de
cided to call a special election to vote
on the question of issuing $8,000 in
bonds for the purpose of constructing
water works.
The Linden Record advocates the
keeping on hand of a large supply
of hand chemical fire extingushers.
Editor Carl Nelson of the Cando
Democrat has forgotten his troubles
with a bucking gasoline engine since
the arrival of that fine boy who keeps
him exercised in pedestrianism.
Dr. Stone of Balfour has a dog which
is worth a fortune. He recently con
nected with the rear end of a burglar
and held on until the master of the
house arrived and ordered a separa
Real estate men all over the state
are receiving many inquiries from
people who want homes in North Da
kota. It looks as though 1907 would
be the banner year of this state in the
matter of actual settlers.
Spaulding may be thoroughly qua'i
field for a position on the supreme
bench of the state so far as legal at
tainments are concerned, and it is a
good thing for Governor Burke to pay
his political debts in this way.
It is said that if the demos succeed
in organizing the lower branch of
the state legislature that Packard of
Valley City will receive the appoint
ment of clerk. It will take forty re
solutions on spelling to help him out
if he is appointed.
An old fashioned wedge snow plow,
drawn by one horse, has been in use
at St Thomas during the winter to
clear the walks from snow. It has
proved a decided success, and the
originator of the idea deserves a vote
of thanks from the public.
The Fargo Searchlight thinks that
Co. Peake will not do for speaker but
Treadwell Twichell might pass mus
ter. Unless the insurgents trust him
more than they did at Jamestown it
is likely that Twichell will be "passed
up" like a white chip.
Rev. Mr. Williams of Ellendate was
a passenger on a Great Northern train
recently and for some reason changed
his seat in the car. A few minutes
afterward the car in which he was rid
ing was struck by an engine and the
seat he had occupied was smashed.
"A young widowed lady looking for
a home" asked Editor Lomen of the
Ryder News to assist her in getting
a "claim" in that locality. And the
handsome, young, bachelor editor of
the News never tumbled, and asked
for aid thru the columns of bis pa
Swen Bilstad left a box of lignite
ashes standing in his building near
Crosby, and went to town. When he
returned he found a bole the size of
the box burned in the floor. The
box and ashes had fallen into the cel
lar, where there was a supply of
lignite coal, which had caught fire,
but was easily extinguished.
The democratic Wahpeton Globe
lost thinker when it attempted to crit
icise the "arrangement of mutual dis
tribution among the Richland county
.editors which counted it out, and call
ed the proceedings "McKinley" tactics.
Cass county has a magnificent new
courthouse without issuing a dollar in
bonds. When the old courthouse
burned it carried insurance to the
amount of $65,000. This amount was
collected, and the commissioners lev
ied a tax extending over two years
which raised the balance of the money.
The new building cost $150,000, and
when completely furnished every dol
lar had been paid.
Lawyers say that Judge Engerud
copies his law references used in his
opinions from the General Digest, and
lawyers claim that the citations often
Linens are always acceptable.
Linens by the yard or in sets.
We have a good assortment of.
small linens.
1-4 Off on Everything. 25c Saved on Every Dollar Purchase
Monday night, December 24th, will close what ha proven to be
the most phenomenal sale in the history of the mercantile business of
Grand Forks, It has far exceeded my fondest expectations, and
what is to me more gratifying than the cash results is that I have
proven beyond a doubt that the honest way of doing business is the
best. The people by their liberal patronage have shown that thtey
appreciate a One Price Store, one who treats all alike, and a store
that absolutely Does As It Advertises, I take this opportunity of
extending my sincere thanks to those thousands who have, by their
patronage, shown that they believe in my method of business, and I
sincerely hope that in the years to come—the years that I expect to
continue in business in Grand Forks—there will be no reason for
them to lessen their belief. CJ Again 1 thank you.
Now, of course, Knotts wanted to say
"McKinzie." That is worse than the
break about congress making a pres
ent to Alice Roosevelt at one time.
Ladies', Misses and Children's Cloaks at Big
An elegant line of Silk Waists for Christmas
Silk Underskirts—plaids, plain and fancy, at
Special Prices this week.
Fancy Handkerchiefs, 15c to $2.00.
Ladies' Fancy Collars, 10c to $5.00.
Fancy Sleeve Bands, 35c to 85c.
Pretty Hat Pins, 25c to 85c.
Mufflers, in new designs, $1.25 to $6.00.
Purses and Hand Bags, beaded, silk, plain and
fancy leathers, 65c to $10.00.
Ladies' Belts, newest styles, 25c to $2.00.
have no reference whatever to thv.
principle of law propounded, when the
entire case is considered. This may
explain why Engerud thinks no more
judges are needed on the supreme
bench. Men who go into the merits
of cases more thoroughly than a jus
tice of the peace might think other
The following might have been the
text of letter of Governor Burke to
the Minneapolis Tribune: "You, know,
gentlemen, that I cannot afford to go
to Minneapolis in order to be inter
viewed, lest some one of my political
opponents start the story that I am
consulting Jud and Alex, as to how
this machine of mine must be run,
for I need their advice badly, so send
a man to Fargo at once to interview
Suggestions For-
Christmas Gift Buyers
Hand Painted China, Novelty Chioa Pieces, Trunks, Suit Cases,
Traveling Barfs, Art Pillow Tops, Fancy Ribbons, Pin Cushions,
Christmas Handkerchief Boxes, Opera Barfs, Hairpin Barfs, Pin
Cases, Hair Receivers, Traveling Companion Cases, Silk
Kimonas, Suits, Skirts, Fancy Shawls, Fascinators, Muffs, Fur
Scarfs, Fur-lined Coats
A pretty Waist or Dress Pat
tern would make any lady's
heart glad. Special sale on
Silks and Dress Goods until
me. I will have Caghel and Engerud
both present as they both desire to
be noticed."
The new service pension bill which
Senator McCumber has introduced
provides that every honoraUly dis
charged soldier who served for nine
ty days in the civil war and who shall
have reached the age of 62 years,
would be entitled to a pension of $12
a month. At 70 years the pension
would be raised to $15 and at 75 to
$20. As "the laws now Btand, the age
of 62 or any greater age is consider
ed as if it were a specific disability
which entitled a soldier of the rebel
lion to a pension. The grading is:
At 62 years, $6 a month after 65
years, $8 after 68 years, $10, and af
ter 70 years, $12.
Large Doll consignment just
received. Being late in the
season we will sell these dolls at
exceedingly low prices.
GLOVES-~shoit lengths, 8-button, 12-but-
to $3.50.
glace, $1.00
High-grade Wool Blankets here at Special
Large line of Comforts, $1.25 to $15.00.
Fancy Combs, large variety, 50c to $5.00.
Good assortment of Beads and Necklaces, 25c
to $5.00.
Fancy Hose Supporters, 50c to $2.00.
Ladies' Jewel Bags, 25c to 75c.
Silk Hose, plain colors, $1.25 to $5.00.
Embroidered Hose, in a variety of colors, 50c
to $1.50.
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