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The Fargo forum and daily republican. [volume] (Fargo, N.D.) 1894-1957, December 02, 1903, Image 8

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Part* Likely to Be Selected a* the Location
lor an Overall Factory.
Secretary Phelps of the Commercial
Cltib returned froma brief visit to the
Twin Cities, this morning. Mr. Phelps
says that the greater part of yesterday
afternoon he spent in the company of
several gentlemen who have been con
sidering a proposition to establish a
factory in Fargo for the manufacture of
overalls, working snirts. workmen's
jumpers and a line of kindred goods.
Some of the parties interested have visit
ed Fargo and familiarized themselves
with all conditions and they have de
cided that Fargo possesses all the ad
vantages necessary for the successful
conduct of a manufacturing business
which the propose.
Mr. Phelps says that the subject was
gone over very carefully and thoroughly
with him and he gave all the informa
tion the gentlemen desired and he left
them feeling pretty well assured that
Fargo stands a very good show of be
ing the place selected. As to capital,
Mr. Phelps is satisfied that the men
in the enterprise are well equipped and
that it is their desire to come here and
advance with the natural commercial
growth of the city. The firm will use
the output of the Grand Forks and
Fergus Falls woolen mills and will
employ at the start, about fifty hands all
told. Many of the hands to be em
ployed will be girls which the firm ex
pects to obtain right here. Ordinary
sewing girls will be able to earn from
$7.50 a week and upwards by piece work.
Sewing machines will be used, the power
to be supplied by an electric motor
about five horse-power capacity. Be
tween now and the first of the year the
matter of site and building will be look
ed into. It is proposed to erect a two
story building on a plan which will af
ford enlargement when demands require.
In the near future representatives of the
enterprise will be in Fargo and the
ject will be more fully presented.
The lecture tonight by Peer O.
Stromme on "Humor and Humorists"
will be given in the hall of Aaker's
Business College, in the Walk«.r
on First Avenue North.
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Minneapolis Tribune: Maj. George
It. Shaw, one of the pioneer journalists
of the Twin Cities, and for several years
the wheel horse of The Tribune editorial
team in which we were hitched up, has
removed to New York City, where he
will make his future home. Major Shaw
probably had the greatest record for
continuous work of any writer, in this
field, having been at his desk for seven
successive years .without losing a day
or taking an hour as a holiday. And
despite this prolonged effort his work
was not allowed to suffer in quality,
while in amount it was a marvel to his
co-workers. May his life in his new
home afford enough rest and recreation
to make the average right.
Very Important
There's A Stir
A Mysterious Something
About to Ha^g)$n
Christmas Is Coming
Already Christmas Candies $rfd
Novelties are appearing.
J^eare making many things in
Sweets to help you in the plan
ning of your Christmas Tree and
Pi| Bfet Chew*
lates makes a nice present.
At All D«*l«ra
Is Not Much for Show and Thinks a $70,000
Courthouse Will Answer.
The Forum has interviewed quite a
number of farmers today on the matter
of a new courthouse and with a single
exception all are favorable to a good
substantial building to be constructed
new throughout, with the exception of
Hdward Mclntyre, a prominent Miaple
ton farmer and a heavy taxpayer.
"I am in favor," said Mr. Mclntyre,
"of fixing up the annex and building an
addition on the foundation of the burn
ed building. 1 am told by the county
commissioners that this can be done for
about $65,000 or $70,000, which would
only necessitate an expenditure of $15,
000 or $20,000 over and above the insur
ance money. I am not much of a man
for show. If a good, substantial build
ing can be put up in this way, and I
am assured that it can, I am heartily in
favor of it. I think that $75,000 should
be the limit. I appreciate the position
of the Fargo people on a large costly
building, but I think the county can get
along nicely with the annex rebuilt and
an addition costing, say $60,000."
A rough drawing of the improvement,
as outlined by Mr. Mclntyre was sub
mitted to the commissioners by a local
contractor this morning, and the esti
mated cost was $65,000. The commis
sioners have taken no action, and prob
ably will not until they get a, fair ex
pression of the taxpayers of the county.
A number of business men took
luncheon at the Commercial Club to
day. Agent Degnan of the Milwaukee
had for his guests Superintendent Fox,
Mr. Hart, district carpenter, and Road
master Phelan. Mr. Plimpton of New
York City was the guest of W. C. Mac
fadden and besides at the tables were
Messrs Martin Hector, J. C. Hunter,
R. S. Lewis, Herbert L. Loomis, H.
C. Plumley, F. F. Grant, Secretary
Phelps and others were in later.
James J. Hill has introduced a new
economy on the railroads which he con
trols. Each engine has a tab kept on
its daily employment and against it is
charged every cent used for oil, fuel
repairs and operation. Thus if engine
200 is found to be costing more than
engine 250 the engineer of the former
is asked to explain. The same plafl
is to be extended to every car on the
system Then the conductors and en
ginemen who make the best showing
are to have bonuses.
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P&fissOr Theodore Mommsen, the
great German historian and philos
opher who died recently, was remark
ably absent minded. It is said to be
a fact that he met one of his children
weeping in "the street and stopped to
console the little one without in the
least recognizing it as his own. On an
other occasion a friend met him in the
Linden walking with one foot in the
gutter and the other on the sidewalk
The friend asked him how he was and
Mommsen replied: "Well, I feel all
right, but I notice today that I seem to
be limping. I fear I have got t&e
rheumatism." v
Leslie's Weekly: It is not surpris
ing that "a defense of the woman
stenographer, by one of them," is giv
en a conspicuous place in our esteem
ed contemporary, The New York Sun
So much has been said in the light and
airy persiflage of the press about the
flirfing and frivolous typewriter that a
mistaken idea has been created regard
ing this hard-working and invaluable
attachment of every busy man. The
impression is fostered that the young
woman Stenographer of our times is
more or less of a breezy, bleached,
blond creature, who divides the time
that belongs to her real duties among
various diversions and entertainments
which do not properly come to a refin
ed and intelligent woman. In this sug
gestive situation it is unnecessary to
say that the stenographer does not al
ways dppear in the most favorable
light. Just why license has been tak
en with a class of young women who
perhaps more than any other, deserve
commendation and praise, we do not
understand. The successful stenogra
pher, who is now known as the "sec
retary" rather than the typewriter of
the establishment, wins, her way solely
by merit, and in many, we might say
all* prominent establishments, success
is won "by industry, integrity and hon*
esty. Some of the wortien secretaries
in New York hold places of a most
confidential character. It is in theft
power ofttimes to do infinite hftrm^
and yet in all tile annals oT'tty
of trust, the conspicuous
the private setrttSEry is
This is the best: eviffctte*,
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do so. It is
Montaaans Are (lettlnc Busy Over tile Iniga
tkn Movement.
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Great Falls Leader: W. M. Woold
ridge, who was secretary of the Mon
tana delegation to the Eleventh Nation
al Irrigation Congress, has written a
letter to the members of the congress,
suggesting that a call be sent out by
such delegates for an irrigation con
vention, to be held at Helena .about
Dec. 15.
Mr. Wooldridge in his letter, says
that there are many subjects connected
with the development of our state that
would properly come up for considera
tion before such a convention. For
instance, what changes are needed in
otir present water right laws? ^Co-op
erative irrigation canals and laws to
encourage the same encouragement of
outside capital for investment in irri
gation enterprises and laws to protect
he same conservation of water and
stoppage of waste the acre unit of the
irrigated farm what is the best and
most profitable use to make of irrigat
ed land, and many more such questions
of vital concern to the farmer and the
The people of North Dakota recently
held a very successful state irrigation
convention and it is thought that a
similar convention would be of consid
erable benefit to the citizens of Mon
tana. At the North Dakota meeting,
which was held at Bismarck, James J.
Hill was present and addressed the
convention. Mr. Wooldridge believes
that Mr. Hill could be -induced to at
tend a similar meeting in Montana and
address the same, his interest in the
northwest being well known.
It is also pointed out that the inter
ests of the business men of the Twin
Cities and Duluth in the development
of Montana is hardly appreciated in our
state, and yet it is great, a large dele
gation of these gentlemen attending
the Ogden congress and also the Bis
marck convention spoken of above. It
is believed that a similar delegation
would attend a convention in Montana.
The suggestion of Mr. Wooldridge
seems to The Leader to be a good one.
There are many matters connected with
this irrigation business which should
be considered, and more especially the
question of what changes are needed
in our present water right laws. It is
probable that before the meeting of the
next legislature there will be some plan
for a change in our water right laws
proposed, and it is well that the sub
ject should be considered beforehand,
in order that whatever legislation may
be effected will be thoroughly consid
ered by all the people.
What Montana needs is not a com
plicated system of water right laws, but
a law that is as plain as possible, based
on common sense rules and not re
quiring too much machinery to enforce
it. It is well that all measures hereto
fore or ehreafter spoken of should be
considered by a convention organized
in the way suggested by Mr. Woold
ridge, before presenting to legislature.
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Manager Reynolds Will Olv« a Mas^uerad# at
the Ice Rink Tuesday Night.
Manager Reynolds announces a big
masquerade at the Metropolitan Ice
Rink Tuesday evening. The rink will
be nicely illuminated and the ice will be
in the best possible condition. The
North Dakota State Band will furnish
the music.
Five prizes will be presented to the
participants and the decision will be by a
competent committee. The prizes will
be 011 exhibition in the window of Hag
en's jewelry store after tomorrow.
Manager Reynolds announces that the
rink will be open each afternoon and
The rink seems to have jumped into
popular favor at once and is being at
tended by high class patrons and being
run in splendid order.
A preparation has been discovered
which, if applied to show windows will
prevent the troublesome accumulation
of frost.
It consists of a mixture of 55 drams
of glycerine dissolved in a little over a
quart of 62 per cent alcohol, containing,
to improve the odor some oil of amber.
As soon as the mixture clarifies it is
rubbed over thei 'nner surface of the
glass. This prevents sweating and frost
—the bugbear of storekeepers during
winter months.
ComirteVcial West: The bill fhtriv
duced into congress this week by Rep
resentative Wiley of New Jersey to
provide for clean paper money by re
pealing the assessment, on national
banks for returning used currency for
redemption and prohibiting the reis
sue of used currency of the treasury
ought to receive the hearty support of
all persons who dislike to handle dirty
money, ad who appreciate the fact that
paper bills are liable to carry with them
when they travel disease germs, as
well as value, and hence that the more
frequently old bills are converted into
pulp at Washington, the better it
would be for the public health.
If it were not for the pride the banks
of the country generally take in hand
ling only clean money over the count
ers, the dirty money they receive being
sent to Washington for redemption,
there would be vastly more dirty
money in circulation than there is, and
there would be more compulsion about
taking it than there is now.
In this connection we would suggest
that the government and not the banks
should assume all loss from abrasion
of gold coins. If this were made pos
sjLle by law gold coins would undoubt
edly circulate much more freely than
at present, and the same as in coun
tries like Great Britain. France and
Germany. Good $5 gold pieces would
afford an agreeable substitute for dirty
piper money.
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The public knows that the stocks carried by this store are never lacking in the assortment. It also knows that
this store has al\yays sold good merchandise at prices that were lower nowhere else in this city. Now, then,
it being the Herbst policy to advertise facts only, is it any wonder that the giving bf substantial discounts off
the uniformly low cash prices should make this store busier than ever? ,» I'1
Ladies' Cloak and Suit
.'i7 V"Siftc's, Oress C^ods, Flannels, Domestics, ,Wa6h Good^ I*i'
Blankets, Comtorters, etc.'
Women's, Misses', Children^ Men's and fioysV USde
sGloves a
Ladies' Fur Cloaks, Cloth Cloaks,.
Suits, Small Furs, Skirts. Sha#lS, Pettion™
pers and. Dressing Sacqites !#M ffflltrirt
+t Discount
Turn Youf Attention To
An exposition of fashions in
wrist, waist tnd hand bags and
purses. Fashion extends her do
main even to leather goods
telling her devotees what they
shall carry as well as what they
shall wear. Our show cases are
a revelation of her latest dicta
regarding leather goods for all
purposes—a sight of \Vhich will
familiarize you with many other
useful and ornamental objects
which help to make up the larg
est stock of small leather gboits
ever shown at this season.
Novelties in fine china, import
ed and domestic, rare and beauti
ful individual pieces purchased to
please you.
Knives, pen, pocket and desk
scissors, «for nails, paper
cloth, all of the best steel.
N. D. Book and Stationery Co
& IToakotaArtTailors
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Manicure Sets, Combs, Brush
es, for clothes, hair and hand, in
various highly polished woods:
Cocabola, Mahogany and other
All Sterling
vis Our window now contains a
beautiful combination of engrav
ings all ready for the frame with
Others in frame and glass mount
ed and marked at 15 cents each.
Other, larger and more highly
artistic pictures are to be seen
/jbn display suitably fd#rf urious
rooms of a home.' s
.Stationery Books
Fine correspondence and so
,ciety stationery embossed and
engraved if desired.
Books—The latest novels and
Stories by the best authors. We
have standard and historic books,
in all bindings and prices—or we
will get for yon the book
70 Broadway
in the overcoat we make for you. It is as comfortable as yo«r
old coat, yet there is that style and dash to it, that is only im
parted at the ==zz====i==zzi:
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