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pie take in regard to the 2-cent rate
bill, which passed the house a fort
j,, night since, anil which is line to De
pi amende,1 in the senate
The railroads believe the man who
travels several thoasand miles in a
year should enjoy a better rate than
the man who travels from Grand
Forks to Fargo and return twice. This
man, if he does not buy a 1000 mile
book, must pay three cents a mile. A
round trip from Grand Forks to Fargo,
where transportation is not used,
costs $4.70, this being a 3-cent rate.
In the enjoyment of a 2-cent rate, this
man would pay $3.13, or $1.57 less.
The traveling fraternity will not
benefit by the passage of a 2-cent rate
law, for the reason it already enjoys
The position taken by the railroads
—and this position is fortified and oc
cupied^, by practically every business
man or firm—is that the man who in
vests $100 or $60 in transportation
should be favored rather than the man
who buys a 50-mile ticket. And more
especially, as travel on many branch
lines is not sufficient, even at a 3
cent rate, to pay for the cost of op
erating passenger trains. It might
for a mixed train, however. That is
to say the man who buys a consign
ment of goods worth in the thousands
should receive a better rate than the
man who purchases a thimble or a
pair of stockings.
The probable outcome of the pres
ent rate agitation and the ultimate ac
tion of the senate upon the house
bill to provide a 2-cent rate, will be
a compromise by which the rate will
probably be fixed at 2 1-2 cents. In
such an event it is not at all impos
sible that the railways may abolish
the present 2-cent rate, which anyone
may now enjoy by the purchase of
transportation in quantity, and make
a flat rate of 2 1-2 cents to everyone
There is this one thing, however,
which the legislature might compel
of the railroads, and that, is to force
them to make all tickets and trans
portation transferable, also to issue
1,000 mile and 500 mile books at the
flat rate of 2 cents a mile. When
once a company has received its price
for mileage why should it make any
difference who uses the same.
The Evening Times believes firmly
that traveling men who thoroughly
and fairly analyze the situation, will
realize that a
2 1-2
th day, is a irifle out of
rate or even a
all communication* to The Evening Time*. Grand Fork*. N. D.
Seatlment to be Incnlcated.
CO "Let reverence ot law be breathed by
in .vsry mother to the lisping babe that
prattles In her lap let ft be taught in
au&ko schools, seminaries and colleges
HyMt It be written In primers, spelling
MOks and almanacs let it be preached
UlCrom pulpits and proclaimed in legls
tl, latlve halls and enforced in courts of
tvsttce in short, let It me the
PC political religion of the nation.
—Abraham Lincoln.
bt The position that a number of peo-
or Mon­
not to say peculiar. For example.
Why should the Fargo Council, U.
C. T. "resolve" in favor of a 2-cent
rate law, when as a matter of fact
0 there is not a traveling man in the
state who is not now favored with that
rate. And the same privilege may be
enjoyed by any citizen. Not only is
there available a 2-cent rate, but the
purchaser of Great Northern or
Northern Pacific mileage—no matter
which road issues—may use the same
on either line. That is
say, the
mileage is inter-cliangeable.
You or I, or any one for that mat
ter, can go to any Great Northern or
.ff Northern Pacific ticket office in North
down $100 and get 5.000
miles of interchangeable transporta
tion for which we pay at the rate of
2 cents a mile flat. There may also
be purchased 3,000 miles of the same
kind of transportation for which $75
is paid and on which there is given a
rebate of $15 when the mileage is all
used. Here, also, a 2-cent rate is af
forded. Thus the man who travels
much, has all the privileges that are
afforded by eastern lines, where there
is the strongest kind of competition
and ten times the amount of travel.
But the ordinary man cannot use
5,000 miles, or 3,000 of transportation
in a year, you say. Then to him the
railroads will issue a 1000 mile book
at a cost of 2 1-2 cents a mile.
14.00 One Tear In advance
S.2S Six Months In advance
... .40 Three Months In advance
... .IB One Tear not In advance
•abaerlban dwlrlns addreM changedimiutlKiid former addree* well new one
tend aa weond-elaaa matter at thebosteffiee attGraod Forks^North!
house bill calling for a 2-cent rate,
there will be cries of "gang", and
"machine," and dire threats of violence
tat the polls at next election) will be
heard, and the men who voted for
what they conscientiously knew to
be for the very best interests of their
constituents and the people of the
state at large, will be railed at and
possibly ,if they are again candidates,
defeated for the office to which they
may aspire.
Supposing the 2-cent rate bill passes
unamended in the senate, and the rail
ways decide to retaliate, what is to
prevent them from delaying the many
improvements which are now contem
plated in North Dakota what is to
prevent them from hauling off pas
senger trains now operated on the
branch lines at a loss and substitute
therefore slow-moving but profit
making combination trains what is to
prevent many other meanesses from
which there is no recourse to law.
Another reason why we should not
adopt a 2-cent rate at this time is that
the railroads in their present condi
tion are inadequately equipped to
meet the transportation demands of
the public. It will cost the railway
companies practically as much dur
ing the next five years to rebuild their
roads, change grades, replace old ties
and rails, and on main lines double
track. than was the original cost of
constructing the lines. The delays in
traffic of the last few months have
caused the public to wake to the act
ual conditions of commercial paraly
sis that confront them, and this is
bound to become worse instead of bet
ter, unless the railway companies
meet the increased tax upon them for
service, by better and more equip
ment. The question for the people
to decide is whether or not it
would be better
to pay the rail­
road companies a reasonable tariff
for passenger transportation and have
the desired improvements now, or
whether it is better to handicap the
roads by forcing them to take busi
ness at a confiscatory rate and be
compelled to w^ait perhaps several
years for the needed improvements
and be compelled to put up with an
noying and inferior transportation
facilities. These the railroads would
be forced to give them and'we could
not expect a greater service from
decreased receipts from passenger
When Harry Thaw killed the man
who degraded his wife, he did not
take life away from Stanford White—
simply rendered inanimate so much
avoirdupois. He slew a beast, an in
human in the form of a human, who
lived only that he might destroy the
souls of others. With Stanford White
the degradation and ruin of
Good morning,
the "Bill" club?
cent rate, can be of absolutely no
benefit to them.
After the senate has. amended the
girls was a mania, and Harry Thaw
was the instrument of fate by which
an end to the existence of this pro
selyte was put.
Senator Stade hit the nail on the
head when he stated that the indica
tions were the great ambition of many
of the legislators was to see how
many bills they could introduce.
That Chinaman who raised an
draft to $8,000 and got away with the
spoils was not so slow.
you belong to
(Continued from Page 1.)
afternoon parade along Fifth Avenue
was the accustomed stroll of pretty
Nellie Sands and her equally hand
some mother, so youthful in appear
ance that she was generally suppos
ed to be her daughter's sister. The
widow Sands was poor, and Nellie was
badly gowned. At this stage of the
game Captain De La Mar appeared
on the scene. His chief recommenda
tion was his money, which even at
that time amounted to many millions.
It is said that he was the mother's
devoted admirjer until he saw her
daughter Nellie, and then he lost his
heart to her. Before the honeymoon
was over Mrs. Sands concluded to ac
cept the situation, and a happy three
cornered household lived in peace
and havmony for some tl no
The De La Mars went to Paris, and
Mrs. De La Mar was considered the
most- beautiful American there. Her
beauty became almost a craze, and
she gained a social success in the
French capital that she had not ex
actly succeeded in obtaining on this
side of the water.
But De La Mar was extremely jeal
ous of his beautiful wife, and appar­
ently without cause. He was a mon
omaniac on the subject of permitting
his wife to talk to anyone. He was
particularly jealous of the glances of
admiration thrown by young men at
Mrs. De La Mar. This idiosyncrasy
did more to prevent their social suc
cess in America than all the other ob
jections put together. Captain De La
Mar apparently could not understand
the social ethics which permitted that
his wife should receive the acknow
ledgement of an after-dinner call from
the men who had accepted their din
ner invitations. Much less did he see
the courtesy in the offer of a few flow
ers or a box of bon bons from the
men who had the honor of her ac
quaintance. As for holding a court
of admirers at her afternoon or eve
ning at home, as the case might be,
it was not to be thought of. Even in
their box at the horse show or opera,
his icy glare was sure to chill the ar
dor of the unsuspecting caller.
Finally the situation reached a
climax and the De La Mars agreed to
disagree. Captain De 1a Mar insti
tuted proceedings in Paris for an ab
solute divorce and the suit was not
contested by the wife. The cause of
the suit was a package of letters ad
dressed to Mrs. De La/Mar discovered
by Captain De La Mar in their com
mon safe at the Credit Lyonnais.
Within a short time after the div
orce was granted Mrs. De La Mar was
married to a Mr. Hatmaker. who for
many years had been a confidential
financial man for the Vanderbilts. He
had promoted several companies in
France and had accumulated a large
fortune. So far as the public knows
the former Mrs. De La Mar has lived
happily ever since. The same can
not be said, however, of her former
husband. His friends in this city say
that he loves the beautiful Nellie
Sands as much today as he did the
day he married her. However this
may be it is certain that he has all
the appearances of a most unhappy
and discontented man. He maintains
homes in several cities on both sides
of the Atlantic, but never stays long
in one place. He built a palatial house
in Fifth Avenue, but never lived in it.
But so far as money is concerned
his luck has never deserted him. Ev
erything he has touched seems to
have turned to gold. The recent de
cision of the California court in re
gard to the Nevada mining property
has but added millions to a fortune
that already amounted to millions.
About Fifty Old Soldiers of
Grand Forks County Were
Clerk of Court Spaulding and
Deputy C. L. Graber are now "per
forming" under the new pension law
which went into effect on Feb. 6,
1907 and a large number of veterans
of the civil and Mexican wars are ap
pearing. to claim pension or raise in
It is estimated that there are 150
or 200 pensioners in this neighbor
hood and of this number about
forty-five or fifty persons will be
directly benefited by the new act. It
provides that all veterans of the civil
or Mexican wars who served ninety
da.ys and who were honorably dis
charged. whose ages are over 62 years
and under 70 shall receive $12 per
all over 70 and under 75 years
of age, $15 a month all over 75 $20
per month.
The applications for these pensions
must be made out on regular forms
provided by the government and ap
proved by the commissioner of pen
sions. Clerk of Court Spaulding was
busy this morning filling out blanks.
Lithliridge Streets Called After Baron
ess Burdett-Contts.
The late Baroness Burdett-Coutts Is
associated slightly with the history ot
Western Canada in that her husband
Hon. Ashmead Bartlett, was oiie of the
first directors of the Alberta Railway
and Irrigation company of Lethbridge,
and still holds that position. He stood
by the company in its darkest days,
and is a royal friend of Southern Al
berta. He is an American, and mar
ried the Baroness when she was sixty
seven years of age and he only thirty.
The names borne by the late Baroness
and her husband are perpetuated in
Lethbridge, several of the streets hav
ing been called after the distinguished
pair. The first vessel built to carry
coal down the river to Medicine Hal
was named the "Baroness."
Louis Rosenthal Has Just Installed
Machine Costing $500 in the
Koston Store.
Louis Rosenthal, proprietor of the
Boston store, has just received a new
cash register costing in the neighbor
hood of $500. The new machine is a
beauty and a product of the factory
of the National Ca^h Register com
pany at Dayton, Ohio. It registers
the amount of every purchase, by
whom the sale was made and at what
time, totals the amount at the end
of the day and does other feats too
numerous to mention.
Will he a Feature of the Evangelistic
Sen ices Rein)? Held ill the City.
The primary teachers of the Metho
dist Episcopal Sunday school have ar
ranged to take care of babies and
young children in the parlors of the
church during the revival services in
order to give the mothers an oppor
tunity of listening undisturbed. A
"mother" will be in charge of the
kindergarten and will have several
Times Want Ads get results.
"Vu &
Drummer's Sauce
What is a Bachelor!
(Copyright M. B. C.)
A bachelor is an all sufficient, un
principled chunk of dissipation that
has no use for the feminine sex when
it comes to the matrimonial stunt.
What does he do? He spends his day
times at the office in cooking up
schemes for evening debauchery. Af
ter he quits his desk he hustles out
to the nearest bar and proceeds to
accumulate a good old edge, so that
he may be game to carry on the
scheme that he has plotted out dur
ing the afternoon. What is his even
ing program? Well, he usually plans
on having a good smoke of domestic
Egyptian cigarettes, a good load of
Hunter whiskey, and a good supper
witli a flashy chorus girl. Has lie
any ability? Yes. He can scrape up
the acquaintance of a long line of
barkeepg, he can stand the cab com
panies off for a big bill, and he can
bamboozle credit out of one or two
good cafes. "Nerve."
Prominent Cigar Manufacturer of Cin
cinnati Was In City Yesterday. W.
W. Fegan to Handle Brand.
"A new cigar called "Ben Davis-' Is
to be started along the line by W. W.
Fegan. The new weed is of the ten
cent variety of three sizes. M. X.
Davis, the millionaire cigar manufac
turere of Cincinnati, was in the city
yesterday and made arrangements for
the introducing of the cigar and Dor
val et al will soon be telling of the
admiral qualities of old "Ben Davis."
New Man.
C. B. Philbrook hailing from Chi
cago is one of the strangers in town
Returned Last Klglit.
B. E. Baldwin, with Fairbanks,
Morse and company was an arrival
last night.
W. J. Hubbard, who makes this ter
ritory regularly for a St. Paul ma
chine house, came in last night.
N'ewton Came In.
F. J. Newton, representing the Con
gress Candy company, came in last
night from a trip up the Peg line.
Takes a Position.
George W. Gatton of Crookston has
accepted a position with a whip con
cern, anjl will cover this territory.
A Drug Han.
R. Bolner of .Minneapolis, chemi
cally equipped for snow storms, etc.,
is a guest at the Hotel Dacotah with
Col. Peake.
Furniture Man.
W. J. Berger, with the Minneapolis
Furniture company, came in last night
and registered with "Bill" Miller at
the Northern.
"Genial Gas."
Gus Rosenquist, the Meyer boot and
shoe representative, registering on
the big book from Milwaukee, is a
guest at the Hotel Dacotah.
Sell Typewriters.
L. F. Allen, district agent for the
Underwood Typewriter company with
headquarters in this city, went to
Crookston today to sell a few dozen
of this make.
West of Williston.
H. E. Dorval, the W. W. Fegan cigar
man, is working the territory west of
Williston this week and is sending
orders in faster than the' force can
tabulate. Mr. Dorval' will be out an
other week.
Passenger Agent.
Frank T. Lally, traveling passenger
agent for the Burlington road Is a
visitor in the city today. Mr. Lally
is one of the most popular along the
line and Indeed it is said that the can
manufacture 'ten-cent pieces out ot
On Weekly Trip.
Sam E. Hunt, who shortly before
the end of the year accepted a posi
tion with Marshall Wells & Co. of
Duluth, is in town today with a talk
on hardware. Mr. Hunt formerly
conducted a hardware store at Red
Lake Falls, Minn., and went on the
road more for a change than any
thing else.
(Continued from Page 1.)
referred to by the prisoners was a
piece of siding about twenty Inches
States Attorney Barnett stated last
night that he would probably issue
complaints, charging the mother and
son with murder in the first degree.
The case may be tried during the
present term of court Attorney W. J.
Courtney of Page Is counsel for Arthur
Cramer. Mrs. Cramer has no counsel
at present.
Fred Young Here.
Fred Young, a real estate dealer of
Fargo, formerly of Orand Forks is
here for a short visit.
The Taugbol Sisters are in New
York buying goods. They will soon
leave for the Twin Cities.
East Side
Mike Liston Starts the Action
for His Son Edward
for $1,500.
A damage action has been filted
against the Grand Forks Lumber com
pany in the district court. James Lis
ton, representing his son Edward,
brings suit for $1,500. The boy, aged
14, was employed in the mill and last
October one finger was injured while
he was operating a lath machine. For
this, he would hold the company re
Vagrant Sentenced from East Grand
Forks Expires in a Cell at
Chas. Hungerford, aged 64, died yes
terday in the Polk county jail while
eating a bowl of soup. Hungerford
was sent to jail on Feb. 13 for thirty
days from East Grand Forks on a
charge of vagrancy. He was a man
of few words and little is known of
him. He stated that lie was born !n
Connecticut and had no relatives liv
He was taken sick Thursday and
Dr. Holte was called and prescribed
for him. Yesterday at noon he asked
for some tobacco but some of the in
mates suggested that he first eat a
little soup as it would do him good.
He took a mouthful, choked and fell
over dead.
Auditorium of the High School
on Friday Evening by Scholars
of Mrs. Harry Burton.
The concert recital held 'last night
in the-auditorium of the East Grand
Forks High school was largely at
tended by parents and friends of the
pupils as well as by the general pub
lic. The entertainment proved a great
success the pupils acquitting them
selves in a very creditable manner.
Where all was so.good It is not nec
essary to make partcular mention.
Claimed at Crookston that W. J. Mur
phy Is to Sell in Well Known
It is claimed at Crookston that W.
J. Murphy of Minneapolis will dispose
of the Crookston Water Works, Powei
and Light company to W. E. McKenzle
•and A. D. Stephens, who represent a
number of investors. Negotiations
have been pending for some time, and
it is said that they have come to an
agreement for the transfer of the
IN III Today.
Miss Alma Thorson is reported to
be ill at her home today.
MOT« to City.
Gabriel Chalmers of Key West has
purchased a lot on Plllsbury avenue
and will build a residence there. He
has leased his t&vm, and will move to
the city to live. 8. L. Knapp Is the
contractor and the building will cost
about $3,000.
Ll1" "it fcV 1A ,»
S 1
•••At Less Than Wholesale Prices...
Four hundred spring and summer waists—no two
alike—every one strictly 1907 spring styles. All
prices, from 75c to $18.00. We got them at a
price which enables us to sell them at less than the
regular wholesale price. Sizes 34 up. No waists
will be sent out on approval during this sale.
Sale Begins Thursday Morning—Nine O'clock
Eransville Farmer Appeared In Muni*
cipal Court and Pleaded Guilty
to Charge of Assault.
J. Wilde appeared in municipal court
this morning and pleaded guilty to a
charge of assault. Aaneland, a farm
er was the plaintiff. Wilde is an
Evansville farmer. He paid a fine of
$20.53, imposed by tht court.
Miss Mar}- Quiru Succumbed to Con
sumption—Hod Been 111 for
Three Years.
Miiss Mary Quirn, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. C. Quirn of Northland town
ship died on Thursday evening at her
home following a three-year illness of
consumption. She had not been seri
ously ill until the last few days. The
funeral will be held on Wednesday.
Public Improvement Committee of Cltv
Council Goes Ahead With the Work
Of Repairing DeMers Avenue Out
The public improvement committee
of the city council has deci to go
ahead with the work of fixing the De
Mers avenue sewer. Some time ago,
City Engineer Smith of Grand Forks
submitted an estimate on the cost of
the work. The sewer has been in bad
shape for some little time.
Representative Holten Brought It Up
In House on Feb. 14 and Stevens
Brings It Up In Senate.
The bill amending the charter ot
the city of East Grand Forks was in
troduced in the house on Feb. 14 by
Representative Holten of Fertile. It
was introduced in the senate by Sena
tor Stevens on Feb. 15. Indications
are that there will be no trouble get
ting the legislation. This will aliow
the city to bond for water works.
Andrew Peterson Had Good Sized Jag
and Was Getting Real Boisterous
When Arrested.
Andrew Peterson was fined $9.50 in
the municipal, court this morning. Pet
erson was arrested because he was
trying to clean out the L. O. Lystad
saloon after acquiring a good sized
jag. In the city hall he continued to
make a noise, making motions as
though he was going to kick the build
ing down.
Council Meeting.
A meeting of the city council will be
held on Monday evening in the coun
cil chambers.
Miss Mabell Moody has returned
from a visit at Crookston.
City Attorney D. T. Collins is ex
pected to arrive home from St. Paul
News Forecast for
the Coming Week
Associated Press to The Evening Times.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 16.—The
coming week in Congress and, in fact,
all the remainder of the session will
probably be devoted almost exclusive
ly to the appropriation bills. Lead
ers in both branches now realize that
there will be little if any time to de
vote to the consideration of general
legislation. It was said at the begin
ning of the session that the Republi
can program was to pass the appro
priation bills and let all else go by
the board and it looks now as though
this program will be carried out pret
ty faithfully. The probability is that
such general legislation as gets
through between now and March 4
will be attached to appropriation
bills at the last minute.
A large party of representatives of
the commercial clubs of Boston, Cin
cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis is sche
duled to sail from New York next
Monday for Panama to inspect the is
thmian canal.
Interest in the municipal elections
to be held throughout Pennsylvania
next Tuesday centers in the contest
in Philadelphia, where the issues are
practically the same jxs marked the
memorable election a year ago. Con
gressman John E. Reyburn, the can
didate of the republican organization,
is opposed for mayor by William Pot
ter, representing the City party, and
William C. Bennett, the Democratic
standard bearer.
Tuesday is the day set for argument
in St. Louis in the suit of the State
of Missouri to oust the Standard, Re
public and Water-Pierce Oil compan
The senate will finally dispose of
the Reed Smoot case on Wednesday
when it will take a vote to decide
whether th£ Utah senator shall retain
his seat. It is the general opinion here
that the vote will be favorable to
Senator Smoot.
At New York next Thursday.the in
terstate commerce commission will re
sume its investigation into the finan
cial methods of the Harriman corpora
tions. E. H. Harriman. Jacob L. Schiff,
William Rockefeller and probably
H. Rogers and H. 0. Frick are ex
pected to appear as witnesses.
The Democratic primaries to pick
a candidate for mayor of Chicago will
be held Thursday, followed by the con
vention on Saturday. A heated contest
is on between Mayor Dunne, who is a
candidate for re-election, and former
Mayor Carter Harrison.
President Roosevelt, accompanied
by Mrs. Roosevelt, will leave Wash
Ington Friday night for a two days'
visit with Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.,
at Harvard University. The visit, is is
announced, will be purely of a private
Former President Grover Cleveland
will go Chicago the last of the week
to deliver an oration at the Washing
ton Birthday banqnet of the Union
league club of that city.
Grand Forks, North Dakota.
and Banking department. Students may begin anTnm!?0
such work as they wish. Call or write tor lnfo
J- J-
SWENGEL, Principal.

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