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In China we have the finest
wares from the best potteries
of France, England and Aus
tria, at prices that would cause
a New Yorker to suspect the
genuineness of the ware, We
have recently added several
new patterns of
Haviland and Semi-Porce!ain
Three patterns of beautifully deco
rated Austrian China open stock
Dinner Sets to close out at cost.
Silverware & Cut Glass
At a guaranteed saving
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THE BOARD OF OPTOMETRY.
:ecq Opticians Appear lor Examination for
'"i''' CsrtMicates to Practice in This State.
The state hoard of examiners in .op-.
tomctry began the examination of nine
teen candidates, optical practitioners
,Who failed to register under the new
this morning, at the Waldorf.
-According to the list suuplied by E.
Nelson of Hillsboro, secretary of
$he board, the following paid the neces
sary fee and began the writing of the
examination papers which were termed
l^grcat deal stiffer than anticipated: N.
C. Anderson, James Madden, Fargo
L. Thompson, Mayville E. H.
Wm. Edwards, Ab.er
.crombtc A. A. Brottcn. Bottineau O.
fH. runes void. Walcott A. Meyer,
Grand, Forks C. G. Coyne, Mandan
A- G? Towner. Jamestown J. F.
$rowne, Enderlin W. J. Swedlund,
iNcche Thos. Catherwood, Park River
H. O. Sheldon, Bottineau W. E.
'Wheeler. Cando Robt. McLaughlin,
iHanna C. F. McKeever, Surrey W.
»R. Blakely, Grafton and H. M. Rob
'•'l This morning there were twenty-six
':.r|iicstjons submitted and the first one
•was. "what is light?" After the writ
ten examination the candidates will be
Subjected to a number of oral ques
tions. President Wold of the board
.jgtated that he expected the business of
board to be concluded today and
that the papers would be marked and
•Hrtie list of successful candidates an
nounced before adjournment.
mdjr enjoy the outdoor flowers again. Bat
no* enjoy other tdini* no*, aaaer eltetrio
fcang from beaatiful.cka in jronr
eipertsoaowix® y«mr boato #eatlj
s« to saVe yen money each month on
»eti 1 bilfc.
LUGER FURNITURE CO.
Make your Dining Room attractive and chefcrfuT and tisk your, friends to dinner. We're prepared
to,offer you Buying Inducements that we feel sure cannot be duplicated elsewhere. We still
further assist you in furnishing your Dining Room by giving ,to every cash purchaser of a Dining
Table ana Six Dining Chairs a Handsome Carving Set made of best steel find genuine horn
handles. To every cash buyer of a Dinner Set we will give a large Turkey Platter in Haviland
to match set purchased.
Buffets, China Closets and Sideboards
--Arts and Crafts handmade fl* "j* B™
weathered oak, from $31 to9 CP
Buffets, China and Crystal Closets
and Sideboards—Golden tf* 4 Kf
oak, from $15 to V 9
1'late racks In golden and weathered
oak, at $1, $1.50, A JB CA
$3.25, $3.75 and ... VTlOU
Dining Chairs Weathered and gold
en oak, in endless variety, to match
taoles. Leather seat chairs- OO
from $2.50 to ..
Servers' Chairs to match.
You will see here a handsome line
of Banquet Lamps, Sewing Lamps,
Store Lamps, Hanging Lamps,
Night Lamps and Electric Lamps.
You will furthermore be surprised
how very little money will procure
's Leading House Furnishers
2 and 14 Broadway Fargo, North Dakota.
NORTH DAKOTA SENATORS.
The Prominence of Both on Committees Is a
Matter of Conrratulat'on.
Bismarck Tribune: North. Dakota
has good reasons to congratulate itself
upon the assignments of its senators on
committees of the senate. Senator
Hansbrough is a member of the finance
committee, one of the most important in
the senate and is also on the District
of Columbia committee, the St. Louis ex
position committee and the committee on
irrigation. He also continues as chair
man of the committee on public lands,
one of the leading committees for the
senate. Senator McCumber becomes
chairman of the committee on pensions,
one of the most important in the senate
and one with a vast amount of labor and
responsibility involved. Senator Gallin
ger has been chairman of this commit
tee for a number ot years and Senator
McCumber succeeds him to the place,
it is seldom that a state of the size and
youth of North Dakota has two sena
tors so well placed, thus again is seen
the value of experience and tenure in
office to the senator, these places come
with time of service arid experience..and
are of vast importance to tltfe prestige of
©RIVES ALL BEFORE
Aches and pains fly before'Bucklen's
Arnica Salve. So do Sores, Pimples.
Boils, Corns and Piles, or no p^y.
Fout & Porterfield.
HAD MANY TRADES? .'
Edwin Warfield, governor elect df
Maryland, has worked at a great 'var
iety of professions and occupations. In
the course of his busy career Mr. War
field has been farmer's boy. clerk in
country store, rural school teacher, reg
istrar of wills in Howard County, law
yer, country editor, business manager of
old Baltimore Day, state senator, sur
veyor of the port ot Baltimore,'' chief
owner of the Daily Law Record of Bal
timore, organizer and general manager
of the Fidelity and Deposit Company of
Maryland, president of the Sclns of the
American revolution and president of the
American Historical Society! ^3%%
I GLOBE SIGHTS. U- i
Atchinson Globe: Even the clever
Edward Bok TToesn't preteqd. tfyat there
is ahy cure for old age. r'S
Funeral processions fljjroto
ing shorter every year, and wedding pro
The men lack one resource open to
the women" tliey can't pull their veil
over their summer hat and wear it all
We have noticed, a growing tendency
among- women -to complain when they
get together of how the noise of children
"gets on their nerves.'"
When a child returns froiyi aneigfi
lxjr's after spending the night there, the
mother should remember he fore, "talk
«ing," that the bites may not be new.
Arts and Crafts handmade Din
ing Tables in weathered oak,
round or square, six:and eight
feet extension, 48 and 52 inch
tops, v i'
$17, $25, $32, $43
Golden oak Dining Tables, round or
and 60 inch tops, six,
eight and ten feet extension, from
$7.00 to $55.00
Arts and Crafts handmade weatheriwi
and golden oak Servers' Tables,
PEREMPTORY CALL OF CASES.
Everything Is in Reatiness for,t6|.Resump
tion of District Court.v
Friday, Nov. 27.—Active Indemnity
Co., vs. Fred Scliroeder jphn Hops,
vs. P. W. Kennedy:
Saturday, Nov. 28.—.W. G: Gray, vs.
E. L. M. Mathing William A. Roberts,
vs. Newton Stanford. '4
Monday,' Nov. 36—
vs. Grea,t Western fil^yalor Cou-
Postmaster Eddy received, notice
yesterday that the request for the fed
eral courtroom for use b}r the district
court had been granted by the author
ities'at Washington, and. the term will
now go 011 uninterrupted. Judge Pol
lock, 'during the past few days, has been
busy hearing motions,, .div.fj^ ac
FURNITURE FOR SALE
1 Good Steel Range.
'1 China Closet.
2 Leather Rocking Chairs.
Wooden Rocking Chairs. *. y
1 Baby Buggy. „V
1 Cedar Closet.
At Private Salted
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY,
NOV. 24 and 25.
''itil- 1 .. ...
5 m4 i tO-Ib." Jars
Strictly first-class adds zest to
the Thanksgiving Dinner like
wise our Vale Brand Coffee and
ALL NO" after dinner mirft.
Warner 4k Y«4ir.
'Phone, 124. Broadway, Fargo,
FORUM 'AND DAILY BEPUBtilCAlfji TUESDAY EYENntO, NOVEMEEK 1903. ^''f ..
Everything is in readiness-foa the re
sumption of the November term of dis
trict court'. The jurors have been no
tified to bfe 011 hand Friday morning a
9:30 o'clock, and witnesses in the var
ious cases to be called at the close 01
the week have been summoned. Yes
terday afternoon Judge Pollock issued
tlje following prerqmptory call of cases.
Saw a HowHng MoB 1raw His
Father Up to the Arm of a
Qklta&ft Offspring of a FiendlKt Mur
derer Spends Day in Fargo and
Reviews Awful Tragedy.
hands grimy with dirt and chap
ped with exposure to the wind", three
ordinary coats buttoned tightly about
his body,.but still shivering with cold,
Merritt Davis, a lad of 14 years, sat
at the waiting room in the N. P. sta
tion last night. His features were
pihehed and drawn with the cold, and
shiver after shiver shook him from
head to foqt. as he sat on the bench
waiting for the darkness which would
take him to St. Paul and then to the
"V es, I have been almost all over the
United States within the past two
years," said the boy when he was ques
tioned about his wanderings. "I used
to live in San Francisco, but I got tired
of it there and decided to get out and
see some more of the world. But I
have had enough of it now and am go
ing back to California. This northwest
ern country is too cold to suit me and
I am going dowh' through Texas and
through Arizona on my way back—it
is warmer down there you know."'
hough there, \yu,s nothinjg about the
hoy which Wai»'air remarkable the
story which he told and the way he
told it was enough to- arouse,the cur
iosity of any listener no matter how
"My father was hanged about a year
and a half ago," he said in the most
matter of fact way: "Yes. he was hang
ed. They strung him up to a telegraph
pole in Hillsburg. Cal. You couldn't
blapie them much. You see he mur
dered a man and his wife there—shot
them full of holes. He loaded his gun
four different times and shot each one
nf them twelve times—'twenty-four
hots in all -into both their bodies.
"1 don't know what he did it for—
revenge I guess. But they had never
:!one anything to him that I know of.
Imt I don't know. I think he had it in
:"or them for something. They caught
him in the act. He was standing over
lie two dead bodies reloading his gun
.vheti some of the people who had heard
the shots came into the house-. They
aw what lie had done and took his gun,
away front him. they led him.down
The incident which the hoy described
?o graphically and without the least of
feeling created a sensation throughout
the west over a year and a half ago.
The press throughout the United States
played up the story on the first page
with big headlines and no reason
could be assigned for the act. The
man and woman were supposed to have
been strangers to the murderer, anc!
it was said in some quarters that the
man was crazy.
The boy displayed a long gash on his
left wrist which was the result of his
defense of his mother one night when
the father came home intoxicated. He
started to beat his wife with a chair
when the boy interfcrred. The intoxi
cated man seized a butcher knife which
was lying on tli£ table and threw it at
the boy, striking him a glancing blow
on the left wrist and embedded itself
in the door which the boy was trying
to open in order to escape the wrath
of his father.
Thi boy's mother died about three
years ago. since which time he has been
^ramping abotiMlje country.
Boston Advertises: 'Raditun has
wrought such curative powers in so
many diseases that a new promts." now
adays is not regarded with the wonder
that attended the early application of
this medicinal metal. But in the suc
cess of the most recent experiments in
tphaljing the emanation of radium into
the lungs as a cure for phthisis (com
monly known as consumption) there lies
the prediction that even more astound
ing results in the medical world. While
radium, with the X-ray and the Finsen
violet, ray, has been used in cases of
tuberculosis of the skin, the irost san
guine physicians have not hoped to ex
tend its application to consumption of
the lungs. This fall a Boston physician
who |s 011 the staff o the Boothby hos
pital, will bring to this city from abroad
a few grains of radium, and as" his work
has been in treating esses of skin tuber^
cttlosjs he \vfU '$x#$o8?ntVfcilh i!adlun»
as a 'cure for consumption. ..
•It is known that awbit of this metal
placed in a dark room, will make a dia
mond shine, so powerful is its radio or
fay activity, and accordingly the eman
ations of the metal, when absorbed into
the lungs, in the few cases already tried,
Accomplish greater results in five min
utes than the ordinary consumption
treatment would in five years. The de
struction of the lung cells and tissues
is stamped, the surfaces heal over, and
brMfeitig becomes natural. Of course,
emanations are tempered by
passage through some metal,
d«$*$ their inieniity, but t'~
THE FORESTS OF HAWAII,
Peculiar Conditions With Which the Forester
v^iil Have"1'to Deal^
Tihe Territorial ^GeVWnment'^Slf the
Hawaiian Islands will appoint as super
intendent-of forestry this winter a man
furnished it by the bureau of forestry,
who will take charge of important pro
jects for the betterment of the islands'
forests. The man appointed will have
ftie responsibilities first ,of determining
the location and the boundaries of
system of forest reserves, and later of
superintending a great deal -of forest
planting both on public* and private
lands. v. .•
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The fprest conditions of the islands
are unlita^any that prevail jn this coun
try. William L. Hall of tne bureau" 6f
forestry, who has just returned from.a
two months' examination of the islands,
reports peculiar and interesting problems
which forestry must solve thert. The
islands contain scarcely any forests cap
able of yielding timber of value for lum
ber, Nearly all of the lumber used for
building purposes comes from the Pa
cific coast. But there are several hun
dred thousand acres of forest land of the
greatest value for protective purposes.
Indeed, so great is the importance of
these forests that on their preservation
depends t|ie existence of the sugar in
dustry, art^d that i% equivalent to saying
the fcontinued prosperity of the islands.
The sugar exports for the last fiscal year
amounted, to $25,coo,ooov .and sugar is
practically the only export. The raising
of sugar requireg-an eribrrrtous amount
of water, nearly' art of' which must be
supplied by irrigation,'the water being
carried in flumes and ditches from the
wet, mountainous parts of the islands
to the dry plains on wljjch the sugar
cane is grown. The %rainfall of the is
lands is nearly all confftred to the^nOfth
east and mountain, slope^, where it is
tremendously heavy, sonic years more
than 200 inches. C)n the other side of
the divide,'and in the ^plains beyond,
where the sugar cane grows, there may
be no more than 15 inches of rain a
The forests are lar^y confined to
the rainy side of the mountains ^nd are
necessary as a protective cover, to keep
the ground from washing from the
slopes and the rain frofti rushing back
too. rapidly into the sea. The presence
of the forest cover, since it makes the
ireet to the central part of town. By
this time a howling mob was follow
ing at his heels and it was not over
wenty minutes after lie had murdered
the man and his wife that they had him
trung up to a telegraph pole.
"I was only about 12 years old then,
i id iwas on the street when they came
Jowi ijwith rpy father. 1 didn't .know
\va» my father. I joined the crowd
and saw him being •pulled up over the
.ross [arm of the telegraph pole, and
lid not recognize him then until I
heard' somebody say something about
Billy Meredith (that was his name)
and then 1 looked again and saw it was
him. But then you couldn't blame the
iflob much, lie had 1:0 business to
!,murder them people. No, lie wasn't
drunk, but I don't know what made, him
.flow, regular, preventing both
floods and periods of low. stream flow,
is indispensable to the success of irriga
ting projects. The value of this forest
strangely enough,v consists not so. much
in the trees it contains^-for they are fre
quently low,, crooked, .and soarsely scat
tered—as in the' impenetrable mass of
undergrowth beneath them. This under
growth. composed of vines, ferns, and
mosses, is of so dense a character that
it shade? -the ground -absolutely and
halds water like a sponge. It is. how
ever, exceedingly delicate and easily de
stroyed. Let cattle into such a forest
and they Avill speedily eat or trample
down the undergrowth till the bare
around'is exposed. The soil then rapid
ly dries out and becomes hard, and the
trees soon die. Grasses.- insects. «ml
wind usually hasten the destruction. Cat
tle and goats have ravaged the Hawa
iian forests without hindrance for many
years and have worked further each
war into the heart of the dense tropi
The Hawaiian public lands consist of
1.772.640 acres. All of these lands,
which* afe in forescT and many forest
areas privately owned which the Gov
ernment can gain possession of by ex
change. will be put into forest reserves,
cleared of cattle and goats, fcnced. and
preserved. Some compensation must
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All of your correspondents by'
telephone. Do ijq| w^it
or telegraph. I n ~'P
a M' SW
'Vf- ri*- v,
At Wasem & Gaard's Furniture
l4beg to announce that my stock
is now Complete, and 'contains
everything- known in tailoring.
U*ivAtfpaiie^, 7\ JFargo.
a reputation for themselves,
and have gained a place at the
Pinnacle of Piano Popularity
by their own merits, sweetness
of tone, easy and responsive
action, beauty of-design shown
in :the cases. Durability, in
fact, by everything that goes
toward making piano "perfec
tion. The musical value of a
piaho depends largely on its
tonei Our pianos are noted
for long sustained, or singing
qualities, produced by a honco
genous arrangement of the
entire instrument, and the care
given to the smallest details of
construction. No other pianos
approach their beauty, grandeur
and volume. You will only
need to hear them to appre
ciate their merits. If you want
to get the best for your money,
don't buy until you figure here.
You can name your own^terns.
Call and see
Pianos \vc sell have made
also be made for the great areas of forest
already destroyed. It will be part of ttrie ...
work of the forester to pjant to valuable
trees large areas of this denuded land J.
upon 'wlwch forests arc of mb$t vital1^^*^
importance to the agricultural interests.
Mr. Hall, who carefully examined the
climatic conditions, believes that species
of the Pacific coast, such 'as redwood
and red fir. will do well in most places ,»•
at the higher elevations of the islands.
An example of bow a foreign species
may succeed in Hawaii is furnished by
the mesquitc of our own southwest,
which was introduced into the islands
some 50 years ago and now covers about
loo.coo acres. It is not called mesfjuite
in Hawaii, however, but goes by the
name of algaroba.
They're too valuable to be strewn about the room or
house exposed to dust and damage! Of course you
can't help it, if your book-case is full and of the old
style solid construction. Better get rid of such a case
or start a new one that will always accommodate your
boioks without being either too large or too small—one
that grows with your library and always fits 11 The
4* Ihe original and only up-to-date sectional book-case
and, is made by the largest manufacturers of such goods
in the world. It's furnished in a variety of grades, sizes
and prices, adapted to
any and all require
ments. It's a system of
"njts. each unit fitted
with the jaieifectiondust
proof roller- bearing
door, but well be glad
or will send illustrated
catalogue on request
North Dakota Book
«nd Stationery Co.
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