1 »A0« rouE
Mlltlcal religion of the nation.
E —Abraham Lincoln.
The suggestion to change our dia
l-let system to a township system of
^hool boards is a good one. At least,
^ery part of the state should be the
Jime. In the valley counties and
"ime of the older counties to the
est we have the district system while
ji the newer portions of the state
,e^e have the township system.
Where the township system is in
ogue, all the schools of that town
liip are under the management of
ird. Usually each member is
halven the school in his own immediate
ioinity to look after. It is much
aore difficult to call special meetings
°o meet any emergency that might
rcome up where the township system
as the officers frequently live
ome distance apart but this is a mat
ter of minor importance. One school
xard can look after the welfare of
.'our or five schools quite sufficiently
tnd thus save the expenses connected
|pMth the election and maintaining four
ir five school boards where one can
|t«lo the work.
We suggest, however, that our law
makers, in making the change, if they
do make it, take into consideration
^the advisibility of cutting down the
lAnumber of officers in keeping with
l^the" plan of our older states where a
president, a treasurer and a clerk con
IjjStitute the school board.
The plan of paying school boards
|hfor attending regular meetings is not
practiced in many states. It is gen
I geralvy considered that every resident
l-iof a school district should take a cer
tain pride in building up the public
I schools and where one is paid for do
lling so it tends to retard public spirit
hedness rather than to encourage it
'The report of superintendent of pub
I'lic instruction of North Dakota shows
that in 1904 we paid school officers
]over |90,000 to encourage "public
spirit." There is no evidence that
I 'our schools have been looked after
|f. any better than in th^ise. states where
these officers are not paid. This mat.
ter should receive attention of our
If it is the better plan to pay school
officers for services rendered in their
own Interests then let that pay be
adequate for the services performed
so that no school officer shall lay
claim to public praise for public
So far as we are able to learn our
city school boards do not receive any
recompense for their services and yet
they meet monthly and sometimes
more frequently and their interests
In the upbuilding of our schools seems
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HE EVENING TIMES
r«- THE TIMES PUBLISHING COMPANY (INCORPORATED)
I"' .. rVBLISHESa AND PKOFK1ETOS8
OFFICIAL PAPER OF GRAND FORKS COUNTY.
Add ran all communication tofTbe Evening Tltuet. Gnuid«Forka. N. D.
f«r la advance
Kwtbi In advance
Month bjr carrier
Week by carrier
Intend as second-class matter at the poetoffice atlGrand ForkaJ NorttCDakotA.
TUESDAY KVEMXJ, ,1 VNI AHY 29, 1907.,
ScBtlnaeat to be Inculcated.
"Let reverence of law be breathed by
S**7 mother to the lisping babe that
Sattlea In her lap let ft be taught In
schools, seminaries and colleges
Jjt It be written in primers, spelling
,Oks and almanacs let it be preached
*oa pulpits and proclaimed legls
4,tlv» halls and enforced in courts of
*atlce in short, let it me the
ALL WINTER HATS MUST GO
|4.00 One Tear In advance
2.86 Six Months In advance
... .40 Three Months In advance
... .IS One Tear not In advance
•otaeHbera desiring address chsngedtauatfsend former address ss well as new one
to be even greater than is that of the
paid school officer. They spend valu
able time, often neglecting their own
business, to look after all the necess
ary details to make their schools pro
gressive and prosperous and even
incur displeasures detrimental to their
business interests in doing their duties
as school officers.
Personally, we know that Grand
Forks is especially favored with the
most enthusiastic and public spirited
school officers who never shirk a duty
nor neglect doing all in their power
to give Grand Forks the best schools
possible and as a result of their un
tiring devotion to the best interests
of our schools Grand Forks can boast
of having the best equipped schools
in the state schools that would do
credit to a city much larger than
Grand Forks. Our school board is
composed of some of the best business
men in the city men who evidently
take pride in putting our schools to
the front men who treat school mat
ters in the same careful business like
manner that they handle their own
affairs. Watch Grand Forks schools
There are many means of obtaining
knowledge and the study club is one
of these. Grand Forks can boast of at
least one or two such origanizations,
notably, the Fortnightly Club and the
Xew Century Club. These societies
are composed of members who have
bound themselves together for the
purpose of seeking and grasping life
in a broader sense and securing for
themselves added benefits in a liter
ary, social and practical .way. Will
anyone deny that the study club has
a function, as it were, to perform?
Why is it then that the number of
these organizations and the interest
displayed has fallen off in the past
four or five years, particularly among
the women's clubs?
Not more than six or seven years
since, the city of Grand Forks possess
ed at least fourteen or fifteen active
women's study clubs. These societies
met weekly or fortnightly and dis
cussed and studied history, geography,
sociology, and even delved into the
broader subject of theology. But the
attendance and interest began to
lessen and gradually the clubs died
out until now Grand Forks has less
than a third the former number. She
also went unrepresented at the recent
meeting of the State Federation of
Women's clubs at Fargo—to her
shame be it said. Jamestown, Valley
City, Minot and Bismarck women are
all active in club work. True many
This Sale Includes Ladles'* Misses' and Children's Hats
LOT NUMBER ONE
$1.50 to $3.00
Ladies' Trimmed Dress
Hate and Street Hats.
Sale Pi ice
HEW WASH COOPS
LOT NUMBER TWO
$1.00 to $3.00
Hats for Children, Misses
and Ladies. Sale
F. C. ZUELSDORF & CO.
The Cooperative Store
of the ladles have affiliated with
the Fortnightly and New Century
Clubs—the latter hawing just been
organized—and are keeping abreast of
the times in questions of Importance.
But there are many women who
have been unable to take member
ship in those societies who would take
an active interest in the "house to
We hope and f^el sure that a revival
of interest in the study club will soon
be noted in this city, and that Grand
Porks will not go unrepresented at the
next meeting of the State Federation.
The men can care for themselves!
Representative Dlbley of Cass coun
ty has introduced into the house a
bill providing for an appropriation of
$10,000 for the purpose of conducting
demonstration farms experiments in
denatured alcohol and for the con
ducting of analyses of formaldehyde
and carrying out the pure paint law.
I The measure is a meritorious one and
bears the earmarks of progress.
Considerable commendation is due
those residents of the south end who
have undertaken by means of private
subscription to park the pretty plot
of ground which is bounded by Reeves
avenue. Sixth street south and Fourth
avenue. It is such enterprises as
this which characterize the progress
of a city and the progressiveness of
Every day life, and the stories of
the successes of men who have fought
and struggled for an education which
was afterward utilized in securing
and binding fast the almighty dollar,
tell well that knowledge is the founda
tion of all good. The simple statement
is, therefore, not one that will create
a sensation or that carries with it, in
many cases at least, a lasting impress
The newspaper correspondents at
Bismarck appear to be obtaining more
notoriety than the legislators them
(Continued from Page 1.)
to hold over the heads of every man,
especially those who are seeking re
election, the club that if he did not
swallow the party or the candidates of
the governor and his party, such of
ficer would be suspended and thus his
name would be disgraced before the
voters. He could thus force, every
candidate and his friends to do the
bidding of the clique he represented.
The motives of no man should be
impugned and conclusions should be
drawn only from his acts. It would
seem that the evidence is sufficient to
make a prima facia case however, that
the purpose of taking the rights and
powers of removal from the courts
where they are now lodged and plac
ing them in the hands of the governor
is because the courts—the "great ar
biters of the rights and privileges of
the people—refuse to be made political
tools and because there is a design
to use the law for sinister purposes
and get the power away from courts
where charges are heard and deter
mined only on their merits.
Able lawyers in the house and mem
bers of the bar state that the law is
absolutely unconstitutional and that it
would never stand the test in the
courts. If this be true—and it seems
likely, that is there is little
to fear. But it seems to indicate in
no unmistakable terms the tendency
of establishing political machines with
a semblance of legality that will be
more powerful and with more oppor
tunity to be corrupt than was ever
attempted to be forced upon, a free
THIS IS MY 84TH BIRTHDAY.
Duke of Altruzzi.
Prince Luigt Amedeo of Savoy, Duke
of Abruzzi, who has announced his in
tention to take another voyage of ex
ploration to the artic regions the com
ing summer, was born in Madrid, Jan
uary 29, 1S73. He is the third son of
the Duke of Oosta and first cousin to
the present King of Italy. Possessed
of enormous wealth the Duke of Abruz
zi has gratified his taste for foreign
travel to the utmost and during the
past eight or ten years he has fitted
up numerous expeditions at his own
expense and penetrated into the re
motest parts of the world. Thus, in
1900, he succeeded in getting nearer
the North Pole than had ever been
done before, his party beating Nan
sen's previous record. Last year the
Duke directed an exploring expedi
tion which penetrated Central Africa
and accomplished the ascent of Mount
Ruwenzori, between Albert Xyanza
and Albert Edward Nyanza, the esti
mated height of which is about 18,
000 feet. In 1897 the Duke of Abruz
zi came to America and made the as
cent of Mt. St. Ellas and also of Lo
gan's Peak, near the boundary between
Utah and Wyoming. The Duke is an
officer of the Italian navy and a pro
ficient engineer. He is also familiar
with many branches of science and Is
the author of several book'6.
ISSUES A CALL.
Aaaoclated Pkm to The Enilig Time*.
Washington, D. C., Jan. 29.—The
comptroller currency today Issued a
call tor a statement of the condition
of all National Banks at the close of
business on Jan 26.
For Ail Occasions. Faneral Design
in Neat and Artistic Manner on Short
Notice. Telephone 52S. 10 Soith 3rd Si.
Frank V. Kent & Co.
THK ITCHING TDB8, GRAND 70SXS, M. D.
"ORIGINAL EQQ-EATINQ KID."
Joseph Wlgga Dallas All Missouri to
Equal HI* Record.
St Louis.—St Louis has a man who
ean eat 25 raw eggs In 60 seconds, and
a famous player of harmonicas.
His name Is Joseph Wigge. Until
recently he has hidden his light under
an egg case. Suddenly he recognized
the fact that he was great
So, In order to toll a sporting editor
of his varied and vigorous virtues, he
sent around a note. Here's the very
note, and this is what he wrote:
"Dear Sir: Mr. Joseph Wlgge, who
Is known as the Missouri original egg
eating kid. Mr. Joseph Wlgge holds
the title at present as the champion
raw egge eater of Missouri. Joe Wig
ire issues an open challenge to all
comers for a purse of $25 to $100 a
side bet, that he can put away more
raw egges than any man of his size
'n Missouri, and tvery egge that he
puts away is retained and swallowed
with great relish and without exertion.
"Joe is 24 years of age, and is five
toet nine inches In height, and 170
pounds in weight, of athletic build and
has a pair of lungs like a Belows.
Joe Wigge's record in eating raw
egges is 25 raw egges in 60 seconds.
"Mr. Joseph Wlgge is an active
member of the Benton Athletic club
of St Louts, Mo. Joe is known among
his friends as the champion strong
boy, and he Is also known as the
North St Louis most famous mouth
harmonica player he can perform
many feats and brilliant effects on the
mouth harp he can play a few speci
ments of his ability on the mouth harp
with his nose he can also give vari
ous imitations on a Jews harp. Jos
eph Wigge is well known in society
circles and athletic clubs of St. Louis,
Mo., where his extraordinary virtues
are said to be highly appreciated."
WED RICHE3 OR 8TAY 8INGLE
Savant Tells College Instructors Plain
Living Is Drawback.
Philadelphia, Pa.—"If you area col
lege professor and wish to be success
ful, marry a rich woman. If that is
not possible, don't marry at all. If
you do marry for love, and not for
money, your family must be small, in
keeping with your income."
These were some ef the radical ut
terances Prof, ffdward Everett Hale,
Jr.. of Union university, gave vent to
at the opening session of the annual
convention of the Association of Col
lege and Preparatory Schools, held at
the Boys' high school, Broad and
Dealing sarcastically with the sub
ject, Prof. Edward Everett Hale said:
"The present system of compulsory
plain living may produce a race of
professors incapable of high thinking.
"The trustees of universities think
professors would grow lazy in such a
Utopia as a college would be it decent
salaries were paid. This is not the
case. They would have a chance to
take a greater interest in college life
and become more valuable if they
were not compelled to skimp and save
their time doing outside
work to earn a living.
"Marry a rich wife," he said "her
means will provide you with the time,
the books, the accessories of culture
and the social setting yon need.
'In the event of not being able to
do this, a brilliant solution Is not to
marry at all, and if you take unto
yourself a wife. It is certainly due to
all concerned to have as small a fam
ily as possible."
GRINDSTONE 8AVES THE DAY.
In Emergency Linotype Operator
Hitches It to His Machine.
Clarksville, Tenn.—An event unique
In the history of newspaperdom oc
curred when the Leaf-Chronicle was
Issued by the use of a grindstone.
The electric wires furnishing power
for operating a motor which was used
to run the linotype machines were cut
out on account of the burning of a
building next door, and things looked
exceedingly blue for the issuance of
a paper unless hand composition was
resorted to. Then it was that Amer
ican ingenuity came to the front
The linotype operator observed a
big grindstone downstairs, and his
was the bright idea of hitching it to
the linotype by a belt.
The connection was quickly made,
and nothing more was needed but to
hitch sufficient muscular energy to the
grindstone to keep the outfit moving.
Two laborers were secured and set
to this task, and the thing was done.
The queer-looking device went to
work with utmost facility.
Its appetite for copy was something
phenomenal, and the newswriters aver
that never before were they kept in
such a rush to supply material.
8OLOMON A8 A CANDIDATE.
Professor 8aya King's Record Would
Beat Him for Office Nowadays,
Macon, Mo.—In the course of a lec
ture on "Honesty," Prof. W. A. Annln,
superintendent of the board of public
schools, said that, measured by the
morals and customs of to-day, David
wouM have been lynched or sent to
the penitentiary for a long term of
Solomon, had he aspired to the Sen
ate or any other large representative
body, would have been turned down
because of his domestic life.
The speaker said, however, that It
was unfair to judge those Illustrious
men by later-day standards, and
argued that the world was progressing
so rapidly toward correct Ideals that
before long only men of the purest
honor and integrity, both in public
and private life, would dare to aspire
to Important positions.
Life Not Wholly Wasted.
One of the beauties of thrift has
been Illustrated In the case of a
New York manufacturer, who by liv
ing op 25 cents a day, managed to
leave loving relatives $200,000 over
which to fight.
New York's Oldest Street
Crooked, narrow, busy Nassau
street is the oldest thoroughfare In
New York city to preserve Its original
form. It has always been a commer
A h'JJ A'P Vs
,-\»A..J .'X -i-:
Ways of the Olden Day Re
stored and To&ms Are to
The inauguration of a mail Service
between Warren and Oslo occurred
today. During the winter, only oc
casional mails have been coming to
that town, and action was finally tak
en to have the mail transported over
land from Warren to Oslo.
R. W. Frazee, formerly of East
Grand Forks but now of Oslo, sa^s
that the town has been tied up for
over a month. The last train through
there was a week ago Saturday, and
that another one was expected (through
The people of the town are unaware
as to the doings of the outside world,
as newspapers are as scarce as hen's
teeth. With the inauguration of the
new service Oslo people will again be
put in touch with the outside world.
FIRE II THE DUNN
Bad Blase Discovered In Basement
Monday Afternoon—Some Quick
There was a bad flre Monday after
noon in the Hamm building on DeMers
avenue. The blaze started under the
range in the Blue Light cafe, and had
eaten through the floor into the base
ment when found. Some quick work
was necessary to extinguish it.
'i ',». 4 -A •. ,i?
mm the citizehs
Will Meet Tonight In the Council
Chambers to Take Up the
A meeting of tlie city council and
citizens will be held thte evening, at
which time the matter of recommend
ing a change in the city charter will
be taken up. The change to be con
sidered would give the city the right
to bond for water works, for at pres
ent, as the charter stands, there is
room for dispute and bond companies
will not furnish the city with money.
One Played Monday Night Over Tele
phone Between Himself and
A game of chess was played between
Dr. Kirk and a number of Crookston
enthusiasts last night, in which the*
local man won out. The game was'
played over the telephone, and It took
three hours, and during that time
thirty-five mo.ves were made.
The game was watched at both ends
by a number of chess "fiends," and It
was a most interesting contest.
Strikes it Kich In a Montana Invest
ment—Left this County Foiir
Years Ago for the West
The many friends of Jog. Briileau,
son of J. Boileau of Crookston and
who left that city but four years ago
for Lathrot, Montana, will be pleased
to know that an investment of $40 in
mining stock when he first went west
was a most fortunate move. The stock
has advanced from ten cents' per share
to $4.50 per share and is still soaring
Mr. Boileau's stock is now worth near
ly $2,000 and he would not think of
accepting that amount for it. A short
time age a dividend was declared and
Mr. Boileau received $500 and hereaf
ter a dividend of tiiree per cent per
month will be distributed.
Thus he has received already $460
more than he invested and has $2,000
worth of stock besides, which he
would not sell for $4,000. In addition
Mr. Boileau has a position as manag
er of a planing mill for which he re
ceives a salary of $1,500 per year with
a house furnished. Take it all around
he has done exceptionally well since
he went to Montana four years ago.
James Stevenson is down from Ar
Paul Busch was at Crookston Mon
day on business.
Nels Holman was here from North
wood Monday visiting.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Supernault are
visiting at Crookston.
E G. Frederlckson has returned
from West Baden, Mich, where he has
spent a week.
To Park Baplds.
Mrs. H. King has gone to Park
Rapids where she will visit for a
Sundayod With Family.
L. E. Flint was here from St. Paul
Sunday, spending the day- with his
Dot Sullivan is obliged to keep in
doors on account of an attack of the
Mrs. J. H. Murphy was reported to
be sick today Her condition Is not
In the least serious.
Give Card Party.
The ladles of the Sacred Heart
church are to give a card party Wed
nesday evening. The party will be
an enjoyable affair, and the ladles are
doing everything possible to make the
occasion the best of the season.
$18.75 suit.s for..
$22.50 suits for..
$25.00 suits for..
).00 suits for..
Aaaoclated Preaa to The Brealag Times.
'Washington, D. C., Jan. 29,—A most
aggressive campaign under the new
rate law will be inaugurated with a
hearing, at Oklahoma City day after
tomorrow. The campaign thus begun
will continue probably until the firts
of April. Among the places where
hearings are to be held are Milwau
kee, Binghamton, Oklahoma City,
Fort Worth, Houston, SanFrancisco,
•Denver, Wichita, Cedar Rapids, Kan
sas City, Omaha, Chicago, Augusta,
St Louis and Indianapolis.
There have ben a good many com
plaints, especially from the middle
west, that the commission did not seem
May Be Amputated.
The condition of Agnes Danlelson,
whose feet were frozen last Friday
evening while walking from Burwell
to Crookston where she missed her
train, is about the same and it is not
yet' determined whether or not her
toes or feet will be Amputated.
MANY MAUjS BEING WORN
Today Is Anniversary of Birthday of
lVm. McKlnley the Martyred
Today is carnation day.
Carnations are being' worn freely
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29,1907.
Benner, 'Bejjjf 8k GIMiif 'llif
Choice of Our Entire .'
Stock of I
This Season's Very
Newest Styles, Colors
$35.00 suits for.
$48.00 suits for.
$58.00 suits for.
$65.00 suits for.
You may pick from our entire stock of Ladies'
suits and there are not two garments alike.
THE STYLES are Eton—tight fitting with three
quarter length coat and three-quarter length coat.
THE MATERIALS are fine broadcloths, fancy wor
steds and cheviots in black, browns, blues, greens and
There's no telling what a modern store will do to
reduce stocks that are too heavy. The best plan is to
watch our announcements. They tell about something
different every day and this store does the acting as
well as the talking.
Mail Orders Promptly Filled With the Best Values In Stock.
PLAN AGGRESSIVE ACTION
UNDER THE NEW RATE LAW
One In the Union Business College and One
in the Northwestern Business College, Both
of Grand Forks, ss ss ss ss is
For Particulars Write The Evening Times.
Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Prepare for business. Thorough courses in Bookkeeping, Shorthand and
Typewriting, Telegraphy, English. We operate a complete Actual Business
and Banking department. Students may begin any time and take up just
such work as they wish. Call or write for Information.
to be doing anything under the new
law and that the complaints were filed
and no more notice taken of them.
But as a matter of fact the commis
mission has been kept very busy of
late with investigations of the car
shortage matter, the fuel famine in the
northwest, the bloclf signal investi
gation and the other inquiries that
have been ordered by congress or the
president. Now that most of these
matters have been disposed of, the
commission is ready to begin a vig
orous campaign to bring about im
proved conditions under the new rate
law and to take steps for Its strict
by young and old as a memorial to the
birthday of William McKinley the last
marytred president of the United
States. The custom of observing car
nation day is growing throughout the
country and before long every school
and hamlet in the country will ob
serve the day with short programs ano
The custom greaw out of the habit of
President McKinley wearing a red car
nation as a boutonlerre and indeed it
is said that whenever he was seen
without his favorite flower his friends
thought it sufficient cause to wonder.
GIVEN BY THE
Times wants will supply your wants
A N O S
J. J. SWENGEL, Principal.
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