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The Fargo forum and daily republican. [volume] (Fargo, N.D.) 1894-1957, October 12, 1903, Image 4

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This display of la
dies time savers and
comfort makers forms
a large item in our
store. Our variety in
this line was never
better and we cannot
fail to show you some
design in dressers you
will delight in—
some as low as
$ 11.75
Boy. Sent Up From Orafton to Reforma
tory, Captured in Parfo.
William McDonald^ aboy about 17,
years of age, who escaped from the re
formatory at Mandan a few days ago,
was captured in this city yesterday after
noon by Chief Gowland. He was con
fined in the city jail and was taken
back to the reformatory by an officer
from Mandan this morning.
Chie"f Gowland received a message
from Mandan yesterday morning telling
him of the escape of McjPonaldand
asking him to keep a lookout for the
young fellow. A full description was
tgiven. While sitting at his desk a few
minutes after receiving the notice Chief
^iowlapd noticed a lad pass the station
"•who answered in every detail the de?
jlscription. He instructed Desk Sargeanfc
%Vood to tajce the fellow and he was
-soon landed at the station. McDonald
jstated that he had been living at Graf
ton that his father and mother were
both dead and that he had started out in
search of work. He denied that he had
ever been in the reformatory. He was
confined in the corridor of tihe city jail
/r&nd during the afternoon tried to make
^his escape through the west window. He
/was later confined in a cell and tried tp
3.cut the--bars-with a knife which he had
.'concealed on his clothes'
McDonald was sent tip from Grafton
about two years agd to serve a four year
o*nrw*ed-o£ t"wllf*
fit/"' w/~F
Toilet Sets
Six and twelve, piece sets in great
variety of designs and coloring.
Another car of China and Crockery
has just been unloaded and we have
many new and beautiful pieces of
China that you jjh&ttld sec. Toifet
sets as low as
Here you will see styles that are different in House Furnishings. This is no accident, but a deliberate
design on our part, to sell perfectly made furniture at a price less than you pay elsewhere. And we do it.
Here are enumerated only a few of the exceptions we are able to offer and it is necessary that you call
and inspect our stock it various lines in order to appreciate what we offer in value and beauty.
We ha?e just received
a new lot of Folding
Beds and Steel Folding
Couch Beds. These can
hardly be done away
with in light house-keep
ing rooms, or where there
is a limited amount of
space. The mechanical
construction and finish
are perfect. Folding
Beds as low /TfS
as1 312.5U
Steel Folding Couch
Improvements in no
other line of furniture
manufacture have kept
pace with that otf desk
making and we have been
careful to select the most
convenient and best made
Desks and Revolving
chairs in the market.
Roll IopdesksflMQ CA
as low as...-....*?'*^*^"
Revolving Of
ficc Chairs
Largest House Furnishers in the NortHwest
Undertakers and Embalmerri
and 14 Broadway, FargO,
ceny. He is said to be one of the tough
est lads confined in the state institution
an has made several unsuccessful at
tempts to gain his liberty.
LaMoure Chronicle: Wha.t's the mat
ter with having a skating rink here the
coming winter? Water that is now go
ing to waste from the Davis-Finch arte
sian well could probably be utilized
provided Mr. Davis and Mr.-Finch were
willing. If a suitable piece of ground,
which could easily be reached by the
water, coutd be obtained, the expense
would not be great. The skating on this
rink would be great sport for the young
ones as well as for those who areHQt
so young. Let us have a rink.
New Rock ford Provost: At a meet
ing of the trustees of Phillips academy
held in the Congregational Church on
Friday last, the academy was located
on the property formerly owned by J.
H. Hohl, laying between the magnificent
farm of Joe Maxwell and the city. The
property, consisting of 100 acres, runs
north to the river,and was purchased
by the trustees for $4,500. The pur
Chase price of this site, as we under
stand it. will be paid out of the fund
donated by outside parties, and now in
the hands of the committee. About
twenty acres of this tract will be
for the academy buildings, etc., and
the balance will make a permanent en
dowment for the institution. .Bids for
n nBVWi.H-hi 1 ilTtf" J.,1',!,~ .jf'
*V A*
Neatly made,
stantial as well,
as low as
It is marvel
ous what amount
of household
goods and' nic
nacks can be hid
den in all these
drawers and yet
always easy of ac
cess. One should
be in every home
—some as low
.. *l'f. -i
strong and sttb-
Do, you lyiow
that carpet prices
went up* io.J per
ceiit recently?
Carpet Wifols
have gone up and
goods correspond
ingly. Wc have a
larger ljne than
ever, and by far
the largest in the
state, but we have
not marked up a
price. Come in
and investigate.
the work of excavating and hauling
rock for the new buildings are being
advertised for this week, the work to
be completed this fall in order thjit
the erection of the buildings .can
commenced early next spring.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the motley if it
fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature
,js ?n each box. 25c.
LaMoure Chronicle: Mrs. Catherine
Freeman of Verona, who has been vis
iting her old home in Ireland during the
past four months, returned a few days
ago. She came to. this country as a
young bride many years ago and after
living in Minnesota and "North Dakota
more than half a century, returned to hei"
native home in Dublin last Jupe, where
she found a sister occupying the old
homestead where she was born. Mrs.
Freeman found' many changes, yet they
were by no means so great as those
that occur in this country. While in
Dublin she witnessed the reception of
King Edward and the queen, together
with many members of royalty. Mrs.
Freeman was blessed with fine health
during her visit, and the sea voyage
was very much enjoyed. Some of her
friends and relatives tiled |o induce
her to spend her remaining days in her
native home, but she prefers the invigor
ating climate ofheradopted stftft
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Fargo Won Both Games Saturday
by Overwhelming Scores--Work
Fargo was the real thing in football
Saturday. There was ,a double header
and the locals won in each contest.
The fun started between the Fargo
and. the Fergus Falls High School aggre
gations. Last year Fergus did things to
the locals and later rubbed it in. Fargo
was after revenge this time—and got it.
The score was 36 to o. The Fargo boys
were entitled to the victory by the over
whelming score because they played
much superior football. The team, de
spite its rather freakish line up with a
pound center and a 185 pounder at
end, looked goqd and the team work
demonstrated that Coach Burd is doing
excellent work. Birch and Orchard
probably made the best showing, though
there was little adverse criticism of any
member of the team.
The game was started so early to get
it out of the way before the other con
test that many of the enthusiasts were
unable to witness it—and object to
doubleheaders—in the future.
The farmers made their .first appear
ance of the season in the game with
Barnesville. The visiting aggregation is
a combination team, composed of high
school players and boiler makers.
The farmers were a disappointment in
evident lack of speed and fumbling.
This was to be expccted, however, as
several of the players have not been back
long enough to get. into the game.
Coach Cochems will get the boys round
ed to in a week or two and have some
ginger injected into them.
Rose, Spelliscy and Wickes, of course,
made good in all departments. Rose is
heavier than last year, but doesn't seem
to have lost his speed. Spelliscy is as
wiry and heady as ever. Bill Wickes
seems stronger and is undoubtedly faster.
The worst feature of the game was the
injury to Captain Rose just before the
close of the first half. He broke a blood
vessel in his ankle and may be out of the
game for a long time. Porter was sent
to half whei Rose was hurt and showed
up well, but he is missed at tackle.
Both terms were penalized by the offic
ials for offside work.
As a result of the A. C. try-out Satur
day there may be some changes in the
line for the next game.
Tot French may resume his studies at
rile college this week and if he does lie
will get into the game again. His
speed will be an important factor.
ALEXANDRIA iir ft. &' V, U.
Wahpeton, N. D., Oct. 10.—The R. R.
V. U. football team suffered defeat at
the hands of the Alexandria, (Minn.,)
team at its first
the farmers scored thirteen
toudh downs in the forty minutes pl4y
and made in all seventy points to nothing
by Barnesville, the game demonstrated
A. C.'s weak points. The kicking
by the locals was positively the worst
ever seen, only five of the thirteen goals
going safe. The boys lacked finished
tcatti work and tackled high. The line
was weak especially at guard where
Schmidt and Oswald failed to get into
game with the last year's energy in
first half and in the second both
P-agley and Swenson were slow and
The slow work of the guards had a
bad effect 011 the team and Coach Coch
ems will endeavor to stir the big fellows
up this week.
Porter and Westergaard at tackle in
the- first half, both showed up strongly
except the latter was a bit slow in
breaking through occasionall. Waubun
at tackle in the second was slow. Smith,
who was in at guard in the second for a
few. minutes showed up wfcll, but he has
a bum ankle.
The ends were a disappointment.
Freshman White seemed to have a case
of stage fright and acted somewhat at
sea. He may do better with more ex
perifcnee.f—Birch was -handicapped by a
broken nose
and allowed Barnesville to
get around him for the only down the
visitors made.
Little Corbett at quarter seems an
improvement over last year.
McCoy at full back showed up well
considering it was the first game he ever
played. He has the speed and weight—
grit, but runs too high. With more
knowledge of the game he will probably
make a better showing.
erame of
the-Season at
Island Park today.
The Wahpeton team was clearly out
played in all departments of the game
during the first half, but took a brace
in the second and fairly held its own.
Alexandria's goal, however, yras never
in danger.
Alexandria succeeded in scoring two
touchdowns and a goal in the first half
making the score 11 to o. During the
second half, after considerable seesawing
up and down the gridiron time was final
ly called with the ball in the middle of
the field, the score remaining the same
as at the end of the first half.
Alexandria's team work was of the
highest order and their tackling good.
In individual playing Gamble of Wahpe
ton was the star.
The Alexandria team is composed of
a gentlemanly lot of players who -won
the large crowd that had assembled to
witness the game. Cor. W.
For State News! Read
Minnesota 46, Ames o.
Amherst 5, Harvard 0. ..
Yale 22, Springfield Y".'^ „C£" A. o.
Chicago 22, Purdue 0.
Michigan 79, Beloit o. fr
Illinois €4, Rush o.
Notre Dame 28, Lake
Depauw 11. Miami a
Indiana 35, Earlham o.
Columbia 5, Williams o. //if
Northwestern 23, Washington
Wisconsin 40, Lawrence lib V
Cornell 12, Colgate o.
Nebraska 10, Denver
Princeton 29, Brown o.
St. Paul Central High o, Hamline 6.
Iowa 22, Drake 0.
Pennsylvania 39, State x'
u11'1. I'nii'i ii i«"ipi••» "I'r'i'iii'Vii^mi i" iirtin-'iT n V..,m.»Vi.nT.'." i i'l'rW m/-! a y i
The MIMtla Boyi May Secure the Too Floor of
.a': 'the Robb«Lawrence Building.
-Vi ...
A1 new scheme is 01^ foot, which if it.
can be made to go will furnish one of
the best armories in the state for Co.
at Fargo. A day or two ago several
old members of the company were dis
cussing sites for the new armory which
must be had soOii if the company is. to
stay intact as the site of the old one
has been sold and the building will have
to be torn down or moved Ex-Lieut
enant R. A. Thomson remarked that
he had often thought of the site on
which the Robb-Lawrence big building
is now going up, as an ideal one for
an armory for Cq.^ B, but now that
hope seemed los.t. Another one of the
party suggested that Messrs. Robb and
Lawrence might be induced to put the
fifth story on their proposed four-story
building and rent it to Co. for an
armory. The plan seemed to meet with
favorable approval by all and the sub
ject was broached to Mr. Lawrence,
who said that it was not impossible if
Co. would make it an object but that
the company would have to act quickly
as the building would be ready for the
roof inside of two weeks. Mr. Law
rence thought that the roof of the build
ing could be hung 011 arched supports
and obviate the necessity of any posts
on any part of the fifth floor. The space
would be much larger than the present
armory and would be easy of access via
the electric elevator. 8x14 feet, .which
would rise to the fifth floor in less than
one minuje. If the boys decide that
this is Jhe place they want and mean
business there is no reason why the
necessary funds cannot be raised to se
cure this important location.
There will be a meeting of represen
tatives of the different Farmers' Ele
vator Companies of the state at the
Hotel Webster, at Fargo, Thursday,
Oct. 22, at to o'clock a. m. to discuss
the question of handling of grain at
v j/' ..*
The United States geological survey
has in press, as Water—Supply and Ir
rigation Paper No. 88, a report on the
Passaic flood in 1902. prepared by G.
D. Hollister and M. O. Leighton.
This was. the most disastrous flood
known in the history of the Passaic
Valley. The Passaic River is the most
important stream in the state of New
Jersey and 131 are in the state of fajew
940.1 square miles about 818 of Which
are in the northwest portion of New
ejrsey, and 131 are in the state of New
York. On or near its banks are locat
ed the cities of Paterson. Passaic. New
ark,' Orange, East Orange, and Jersey
City, the population of which, combin
ed with that of adjacent towns .arid
boroughs, is over 500,000. or about one
third that of the state of New Jersey.
The quantity of the sewage discharged
In regard to the damage done by the
flood, the most general estimates only
can be made, but in Pa^sa'c and vicini
ty, the section which probably suffered
the most severely, $i,oou,ooo is thought
to be a small approximation of the
losses sustained.
The writers describe at some length
the Passaic basin, the tributaries of the
Passaic River, and the course of the
flood of 1902. They reach the conclu
sion that probably control could be had
over the severest floods likely to oc
cur on this drainage area by the con
struction of a dam across which means
the waters of the Pompton at Moun
tain View, by Ramapo, Wanaqiie and
Pequanoc, driaining approximately one
half of the total area of the entire
catchment basin, could be controlled.
The value of such a dam for municipal
supply has already been pointed out by
the state engineer of New Jersey in his
reoort in 1894.
The report of the Passaic, flood is pf
timely interest to all classes of citizens
dwelling on lowlands suDject to floods.
.u- secretary in the SiHitM Blodk. "Ttic^iilft
from this district, witli.its iar«£
ber of inhabitants chiefly centered in ttcu.
the lower part of the drainage area, is
extraordinary, and the inc!::sfrie* har
ried On in the different communities
contribute enormous amounts oj manu
facturing refuse, all of which is turned
into the stream. The results of this
wholesale deposit of filth re that for
the last twenty miles of its course the
river presents one of the most aggra
vated cases of pollution to be found in
the United States.
LaMoure Chronicle: T^e people of
North Dakota are beginning to priclc up
their ears and manifest considerable in
terest in the discussion now going for
ward relative to the permanent school
and institution fund. There appears to
be a wide discrepancy between the figures
given out by State Treasurer McMillan
and Deputy State Treasurer Cook, and
a general misunderstanding oh the part
of the public as to the amount of
money in thi^ fund. For more than a
year the public has been given to un
derstand that there was in the treas
ury of the state about $600,000 of school
fund money. Recently the epudty
treasurer informed a Grand Forks man
that there was but $195,000 in this
fund for investment. A few days later
Treasurer McMillan stated in an inter
view that there was only $140,000 in
the fund, instead of over half a mil
lion, as had generally been supposed.
Now, The Chronicle does not intend
to make premature charges of bad
faith, but we may be permitted to sug
gest that it will be well to have this
mystery cleared up forthwith, to the
end that undesirable capital may not
be made of it, and that the tax payers
may know exactly where they are "at."
There is no possible excuse or valid
reason for a misunderstanding of the
true condition, if the treasurer will do
his duty. The time is most inoppor
tune for any juggling of figures .and
the people will not stand for it. It is
just barely possible that the state
treasurer may have one understanding
of the matter, the deputy treasurer an
other, and the public yet another. But
it should not be difl&ilt for the treas
urer and hit deputy to ?get together^
when yotl can Rare*
III on your, fuel bjf using/^ *$.
at a saving ot
Call on.ot write for information
W. D. PRESCOTT, Agerit,:
Keeney Block, Fargo, N. D.
and set the public right. The treasurer*
it has been said, is not required by Javjr
to correct erroneous impressions as fo.
the condition of the state treasury. Yet
is'should be greatly to his advantage to
do so in the present instance. Let's have
no monkey business. 1
Page Record: John Johnson, an old
settler who has resided with his family
on their farm east of town since the
early eighties, left his home last Sat
urday morning and his family have not
been able to locate him since. He left
home on foot and had over $1,000 with
him, the proceeds of wheat sold the day
before. Mr. Johnson was in good
shape financially and no cause is known
for his leaving. He had not been in
good health for some time and possibly
lie may have been mentally affected
and this might account for his disap
pearance. y.
Sealed proposals will be received by
W. J. Lane, secretary of Riverside
Cemetery Association until 10 o'clock
p. m. Saturday, Oct. ,24, 1903, for fur
nishing pump, engine and wind mill,
water tower and tank, .5,533 lineal feftt 'h
pipe and laying same for the Rivcrsidfe h'
Cemtery Association. Plans and specifi-
cations can be seen at the office of the
Don't be uncomfortable this winter. We
have a force of expert electricians wbo know
every pbai-e of the art of wiring houses and'.'
can do your work better tbuu any other firm/
19 Eighth Street Sonth. Fargo, N. D.
Treasurer'# Report,
For School District No. 42, Coiraty of CaaifcW
State of North Dakota, for the year
Gash OB hand at beginning of school
year. July 1,1902
Total amount received during the year
from the apportionment of the state
tuition fund
Total amount received during the year
from the apportionment of the county/
tuition fund
Amount received during the year from
taxes levied by the district school
board, including outstanding war-,
rants redeemed or endorsed in the
oollection of taxes :r
Total receipts for the
cash on"
Amount paid during the year for teach
ers wages
Amount paid during the year for ser
vices and expends of school officers
Amount paid during the year for inci
dental expenses
Total expenditures for the year
Cash on hand June 30,18Q3.............
iipts for the year, including
lfand July 1,1902 $ 3M.($
Grond ^total, expenditures and cash on
hand, to balatioeal'
Attest: Levis
(Bees. 686 and 7t1. ffirtuSd Ber.
Whole amount of wan4nts outstapd-
& 1 6
Total indebtedness of District June 90,
Approved' tfete
By order of the
17, 20,
above total reoek,
Ox BOboO
Treasurer of
.red this
Approved this
By order of the
•Hi* 'i'-
None .H^fi
o u a a u
A mount of interest oo wa rrapM out
standing June », 1902

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