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THE EVENING TIMES
HTABUSnSD JAMHAX. 1906
THE TIMES PUBLISHING: COMPANY (INCORPORATED)
PUBLISHERS AMD PROPRIETORS
Addreat all eenunnnleationa to The Evening Times.
GrandlForlcs. N. IX
SUBSCRIPTION RATES
DAILY.
I Tear In Advance
Months la advance
Month by carrier
yam Week by carrier
14.00
2.26
4 0
1 5
lesthuit to be Iaenlcated.
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Elk
schools, seminaries and colleges
It be written In primers, spelling
Justice In short, let it tne the
political religion of the natiou
—Abraham Lincoln.
THE OLD AM) TlfE XEW.
There is something almost pathetic
When from'
noon.
Rebe about the closing vear.
Royr
pie.. belfrey and church tower tonight as
the dial hands point to. the hour of
Infor
twelve, the bells peal forth the death
Royr knell of the old year and with the
same notes herald the coming of the
Mod?
new the miluI
Norm
Blu
pic.
intutively turns to the
past and takes a retrospective vie(w(of
the twelve months which have become
a part of the mystery of the past.
When the survey is completed,' at
tention may be given to the future. Xo
the individual comes tjie conscious-,
ness that another link in the ever
^lengthening chain of life has been
Yeomorged and that with each recurring
THhk, the sands in the hour glass of
Ladies
noon. me run more swiftly .than they, tfid
s&oT ®»'ore.
The tendency of this '-'age is to'go
iris
one of two
extl'emef
at this.'^ea-
Hup gon, so far as the discussion of sero
logical conditions are concerned. 'One.
Si
p..JJ. these is the forgetting of the re^
lnviteo?ationship of our fellowmen with ou'r
^-'^""^selves, and the interdependence of one
upon the otlier the other is the over
developed sentimentality which for the
season, suggests the forgetting of self
in the desire and ambition to elevate
mankind.
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It is a serious truth that consider
able of the development of caste in
this country has sprung from gernis
•which were prepagated during the
New Year's season. It is a time for
rejoincing. It calls for a releasing
of the conserved hopes of the future.
We
OUR
WEEKLY.
One Tear In advance 11.00
Six Months In advance 76
I' Three Months In advance .to
One Year not In advance 1.60
Babseriben dcslrta* address chanccd must,send fanner address as well as new one
Entered as second-class matter at the lostoffice at Grand Forks, NorthTDakota.
MOJfDAT EYEMXG, DECEMBER 31, 190ft.
The unfortunate are led to believe
that they are special objects of char
ity and that in their misfortunes they
have the key to an appeal to the sym
pathies of mankind. It should be the
time instead for encouraging this class
of people to look upward, not thoret
rically, but to get away as far as
passible from the conditions which
have been responsible for their pres
ent state of affairs, and to get, so to
speak, a new and "better lease of life.
Thousands struggle on year after year
in the same environment and hamper
ed by the same obstacles that they
encountered in the last year. They
will probably do the same next year.
It is largely the fault of their own
efforts, for many of them would not
change their conditions if they had
the opportunity. There are today
thousands in the great cities of the
east living on cold water and a crust
in the most squalid surroundings who
would not come to the great west and
be free if they were provided with all
the means of reaching the newer and
better apportunities. Tfiey are wedded
to their poverty and their lives.
It Is well that the :hind of help and
charity be extended'to. them, and that
their suffering be reduced to the low
est point. But while they are receiv
ing this help with onfe hand, let the
.other hand be employed in assisting
them to. get into a'position to. help
themselves. It is this truckling to their
conditions and the belief which has
grown up around it which is the found
ation of the classes in this country.
It is a sociological condition which is
becoming more poignant every year.
This condition is emphasized by the
opposite one which is aptly ex
pressed in the irreverent and inele
gant, though expressive phrase, "the
public be dammed." If as a people
we are able to lend sensible help to
both these classes during the coming
year that the nation may become a
greater and stronger brotherhood of
men, united by the unbreakable ties
of mutual interests, the retrospect at
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Nothing Goes ,Out On
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its close wilt be one of which every
one of the more than eighty millions
of people may view with unspeakable
pleasure.
FOR APPOINTIVE OFFICERS.
Tht teachers of this state are the
best equipped of any in the union.
They are educated, energetic and en
thusiastic over the success of their
work. They have given careful atten
tion to the problems of education as
they present themselves to the public
for solution and they can be depend
ed upon to advocate or endorse only
that which is for the best interests of
the schools. At the recent meeting of
the North Dakota Educational associa
tion held in Fargo, which association
is composed of the ablest educators in
the state, the following resolution was
adopted:
That we favor removing the election
of the state superintendent of public
instruction, and the county superin
tendent of schools from party politics
as far as possible. We believe that it
would be a decided improvement up
on present conditions if these officers
were chosen at the June school elec
tions. In case of the county superin
tendent it would be better still to have
him elected by a county board of ed
ucation. said board to be chosen by the
people at the June election, there be
ing five members on the board hold
ing office for a term of five years,
one member to be elected each year.
Further, that the superintendent thus
elected need not necessarily be a resi
dent of the county.
This resolution is in line with the
plan of State Superintendent Stock
well, and was discussed at some
length a few weeks ago in these col
umes. It was stated then, and the
statement is here repeated, that the
only objection to this plan of appoint
ing the county superintendent is that
it takes the right of primarily select
ings officials from the people. The'
agitation in this country now is to
abandon all representative govern
ment and to make all the selections
of officials from the highest to the
lowest the direct act of the people.
This reform is along the line of a re
turn of the old New England town
meeting in which in the sparsely pop
ulated sections in the primitive times,
all the citizens co..ld assemble and
make jtheir own local laws. But as
the population became more dense, it
was evident that these meetings were
productive of too much diversity of
opinion for the accomplishment of the
public good, and representative gov
ernment was substituted, wherein a
few were selected and these few did
the work for all. Agitation has been
for-returu to these primitive conditions.
Xow the pendulum seems to be swing
ing the other way, and the educators,
the profession having the truest pur­
LADY
THE EVENING TIMES. GRAND FORKS, N. D.
pose and the loftiest ideals, have
found that the best qualified officials
can be selected by a representative
few rather than by the masses.
Discussing this point, W P. Davies,
editor of the Grand Forks Herald, in
a paper read before the Fortnightly
club of this city a few weeks ago,
said:
It may be worth while to inquire
if the application or the national prin
cipal to our local government would
not simplify matters, and enable the
voter to act more intelligently. Under
a complete application of that plan the
state would be governed by a legis
lative assembly and a governor. The
latter would appoint the administra
tive officers, with the approval of the
senate, for Instance. The same model
could be used in counties and cities.
One result would be the simplification
of the work of the voter. Another
would be the centralization of author
ity and responsibility in the hands of
men directly resitonsible to the peo
ple.
This is the sober judgment of men
who are giving the fad of enlarged
responsibility in the election of pub
lic officials attention. The teachers
have found that a few men—five, ac
cording to their resolution—can con
sider and weigh the merits and value
of an aspirant for the position of coun
ty superintendent better than can the
populace under the present system. Yet
these are the very things which take
from the people in a large measure the
right to select their own officers. It
is the reverse of primary authority.
It is representative government rather
than democracy. It is what the educa
tors of this state believe will give
more efficiency in the officers charged
with the administration of school af
fairs.
With this issue the Evening Times
becomes of legal age. The first issue
was made on New Year's day of this
year, and the next issue, which will
be on Wednesday, will be the begin
ning of volume two. The Times is now
qualified as a legal publication. All
that we desired to say of the one year
of the existence of The Evening Times
as well as its future prospects and
policies, was said in its anniversary
number. More could be said on both.
In its satutatory the Times stated that
professions were little and that per
formance was much, and it prefers to
be judged by its preformances rather
than by its professions.
The Evening Times extends the sea
son's greetings to its readers. It has
much to be greatful for during the
past year, and it takes ^pleasure in
saying that by far the larger part of
its success has been due to its friends.
It can not repay tiiese favors by a.
mere expression of the hope for them
of a year fraught with every blessing
I frejfe(? he' wardrobe. Therefore every lady in Grand Forks and vicinity should take immediate advantage of our slaughter
sale ot ladies iurmshings. You already know why we are compelled to give these crushing prices. It can be retold in a few words:
doubled our store space this winter, and more than doubled our stock. While our Xmas trade was excellent, yet, now that our bills
are coming due, we hnd ourselves with too many goods and not enough money. In order to raise the needed money at once we throw open
ENTIRE STOCK FOR ONE WEEK AT
EXTRAORDINARY DISCOUNT OF
Everything In the Store
Goes. Nothing Reserved
This sale includes everything in our entire store—Fancy Waists, Gloves, Hosiery, Underwear, Petticoats,
Aprons, Handkerchiefs, Belts, Bags, Corsets, Corset Covers, Laces, Trimmings, Silks, Neckwear, Ribbons,
Waitings ^Perfume, Combs, Centerpieces, Pillow Tops, Necklaces, Beads, Doll Hats, Ruchings, Furs!
Millinery, Walking Skirts, Veilings, and everything in Novelties.
It must be remembered that this sale is not to move old goods. Every article in our entire stock is absolutely
new, clean, and fresh. This sale is for one thing and that only—to raise money.
TAUGBOL SISTERS
407 DE MERS AVENUE
Closed
Evening
Saturday
of life. But it hopes by this means
to give these friends the knowledge
that their friendship and help js ap
preciated.
It must have been a decidely bitter
pill even for the morning democratic
daily of this city to admit in its news
colunis, as it did yesterday morning,
thaj Secretary Shaw had used the
United States treasury to relieve the
stock gamblers, when just a few weeks
ago it was advocating the nomination
of Shaw for president.
THE WEATHER.
North Dakota—Fair tonight.
Tuesday snon mid warmer.
New Year's Day
New Year's Day being a
national holiday, the On
tario Store will be closed
all day. Get the orders
in early for the New
Year's dinner, as there
will be no deliveries made
on New Years morning.
OfiVE,
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STORE
in PROMINENT AUTO MAN
H. 3T. Ford of Jamestown Believes
They Will in Times Become Rnll
read Competitors.
H. N. Ford, who is sending a few
days in this city as the guest of
friends, is quite an enthusiast on the
subject of automobiles and while he
would be supposed to be prejudiced !n
the matter, being the northwestern dis
tributing agent of the Dolson Auto
mobile company of Charlotte, Mich.,
he has some splendid ideas as to the
possible future of these machines in
the northwest, and especially in this
state. He believes that, in a few years
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Evening
Saturday
they will be the common means ot
travel, and that they will become seri
ous competitors of Jim Hill's trunk
line, because people can get tne engine
started quicker than they can wait for
the train and make as good or even
better speed that the ordinary train,
and be their own bosses, so far as the
time of starting and stopping are con
cerned. Mr. Ford handles three styles
of cars, priced at $2,500, $3,250 and
$5,000, and two styles of runabouts,
one of sixty horse power which has
developed a speed of seventy-five miles
an hour. The value of the several
styles can be determined from the
fact that one hundred orders for then
wero taken at the recent New York
auto show at Madison Square Garden.
Mr. Ford has extensive mining inter
ests in Alaska and spent eight years in
that country coming out two years ago
with Orrison Young of this city.
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