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PEOPLE OF NOTE.
G. A. Day is in from Valley City. H. N. Moss registers at the Webster from Williams. A. S. McQuoid registers at the Metro pole from Einbden. E H. Briggs of Valley »|fete arrival at the Metropole. .' v. Joseph Grolman of Sheldon is doing a business turn in the city, Mr. and Mrs/G. Holiinshead'Of gal ley City were at the Waldorf. ..1% H. T. McLean and Chas. L. Williams are Bismarck representatives in the city tqday. They are stopping at the Met rppole. Deputy U. S. Marshal Gil Haggart 6tbiic down from Grand Forks last night fad will do several days business in this CUy before returning. "Mr and Mrs. J,. K. Cummings of Detroit, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. R. Jones of Cooperstown were guests at the Smith party Thursday night. Attorney W. H. Barnett left yester day for Michigan, where he goes on im portant legal business. He will be^ ab sent from the city until Monday or Tuesday of next week. T. M. Elliott, a former resident of Ransom County and interested in the townsite of Elliott in that county, but now of Brewster, Wash., registered at the Waldorf Thursday night. Coach Cochems of the A. C. has re turned from Wisconsin, where he saw the Thanksgiving game between Wis consin and Minnesota. Mrs. Cochems remained down there for the holidays. It1 *0T jy 1 4% 454,®48H,®4* ®454K«K?H^)4Ks)^''?4K® ^®,|K35f,fi),fKS),l,S,fr A Pair of Skates For Christmas e i e y o u n a n o o y s a n i s V v o w o u at a pair of skates for Christmas, are hard to please. Johnson's Cycle Supply Houae i^#^r s ha8 a large line on hand, at prices from OOc to $10.00. Aj|d then look at this list of articles we oiTer as suggestions for Christmas gifts: Huns, filiftes, Air Rifles, Balls, Bats, Knives, Razors, Gaines of all kinds for young people Phonographs and Records, Boxing Gloves, Punching Bags and Platforms, Fishing Reels, Hand Sleds, Bicycles, =sr=rrrr—Velocipedes and everything in the sporting line. jS Buy a dog collar for Christmas, and have his or her name stamped in it $ 63 Broadway. v Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Mathewson of Bismarck are registered at the Waldorf. T. O. Brewster is a Harvey gentleman Who is doing business in the city to diy. F. P. Allen, chief of supply lor the state national guard, is a guest at the Waldorf. William Mandell, S. Robinson'fad .G. tlfevitt are Lisbon representatives in tne city." ^'Charles Aldrich came in from Hope tljis morning and will transact business lit the city for a number of days. H. C. and E. Hanson of Washburn ££ie doing a business turn in the city i&d are among the guests at the Web ifcr. 'Mrs. William Hasenwinkle and son, Harold of Tower City, are visiting in the city and have parlors at the Metro pole. ALL KINDS OF CUTTERS at Jobbers' Prices®—— "A' 7" WA' ":r jf:-^ Cutters that will please ypu in 6tyle and finish as well as wear. Complete stock must be sold be- fore Christmas. Call early. I +®4K®4,®4,24* WHAT OTHERS SAY* F. D. Hall, Superintendent of N. Children's Home: I understand some one is operating in the northwestern part of the state collecting funds for a Children's Home and has no credentials If such is the case the parties are rank frauds and should be exposed. Con tributors should insist on seeing proper credentials. George R. Freeman In announcing the date of the annual meeting of the New England Society.' I did not £hink of the meeting to be held at Masonic Temple next Friday night. Not to conflict with that, the New England society meeting will be held next Wednesday evening, Dec. 16, 7:30 p. 111. in the Commercial Club rooms and members will please note the change of date SUNDAY CONCERT. The North Dakota State BatiB*l#ith forty men assisted by A. L. Intelhouse, the popular cornet soloist of Hillsboro, will give its first concert of the winter series Sunday afternoon. The band has worked hard and a rare treat is in store for those who will give their aid and support to this organisation. A fine entertainment is assured, as the programme is made up of classic as well as popular music so all will be pleased. Mr. Zimmerman, the director, has train ed the willing performers, until they are as finished as any large concert band now before the public. It is really be yond comprehension how well they ren der the heavy music, and one can only get the projpf by attending the concert at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the operahouse. The following is the pro gramme: PAR? J. March—Pan Ameriam,.. .......... .:.. ^. Ernest R. Wright Idyl-^-An Afternoon Tea i....... -R, A. Keiser Overture—Morning, Noon and Night DO WAG I AC MFG. CO. •. •. v -.••• 't Suppe Patrol—American (request).. Meacham Cornet Solo—Facilita (air vafia).... J. Hartman Mr. A. L. Intelhouse. PART II. March—North Dakota State '-'B&fil (MSS.) J. H. Zimmerman Selection—Huguenots Meyerbeer Intermezzo—Diantha .... Eugene Stein Fantasia—Hungarian (descriptive)... T. Moses Tobani Fine—Star Spangled Banner Band For State News Read The Forum. ?AX FIGURES A Levy of Twenty-Four Mills For Twenty Years Wirt Construct the CMfrMjbe. Since the county commissioners have made the order calling for a special election to vote on a $206,000 bond is sue for the erection of a new court house for Cass C6unty the question been more seriously discussed by has taxpayers and voters generally, and while a majority favor ine proposition there are those who hold it up as a stepping stone to the country's ruina tion. When one considers the proposition carefully it is not so much a bug-a boo as the pessimist is inclined to paint it. The proposition calls for an issue of $3co,ooo worth of bonds to no reason why the tax rate should run twenty years. In commercial circles generally it is believed that the bonds can be floated at 4 per cent. This would make a total layout for a new courthouse to be paid for in twentv years of $360,000. At the present rati of valuation, $15,000,000, it would take an assessment of one and two-tenths mills per year on each $i,oco worth ni taxable property. The county at pres ent has a population of 30,000, which would make a per capita tax of $12 or a little more than 50 cents per year per head. It is estimated that there are 6,000 taxpayers in the county which would make an assessment of $60 per taxpayer to be paid in installments covering a period of twenty years. means in brief a levy of 24 mills the total period of twenty years not unreasonable to suppose the sessed valuation will increase at crease in the past can be employed find some other grounds upon It fur or 1 2-10 mills per 1,000 of the assessed valuation. In explanation the man whose property is assessed at $10,000 would pay the small sum of $24 tow ards the erection of the new $200,000 courthouse, that is if the valuation 're mains as at present, $15,000,000. It is as .least 25 per chit during the next twenty years, and probably more, if the in as a criterion. With these figures at hand it will be seen that the increase in the tax rate can hardly be considered as an objection and the opposition must which to make a kick. The total bonded in debtedness of the county at present is $54,000 and the sinking fund contains $10,000, which leaves an unpaid indeb tednes of $44,000, which is taken care of by a levy of 15 miiis for all purposes which includes 2 mills for the court house annex. With the Ijond propo sition favorably acted upon there is not be eight-tenths of a mill lower next year than it is the present year. SUNDAY MILWAUKEE TRAINS. In the city this afternoon were Mayor Rustad of Wheaton and Editor Joubert of The Gazette-Reporter who pame to Fargo to secure interest in the efforts which are being made in different towns on the Milwaukee,, between here and Ortonville. to secure a Sithday train service between' the latter point and Fargo. The gentlemen called oil ex Mayor Johnson and in company with him they met Secretary Phelps of the Commercial Club at the club parlors and it was the intention later to call on1 dif ferent business men of influence. Mr. Joubert said that they were going to try their hardest to secure the service desired as it was much needed and now there were substantial arguments in favor of the proposed service. A RIDE THROUGH SPACE. Belgian Aeronaut Makes the Fastest BaHeoti Voyage on Record. London Graohic: M. Goossens, the Belgian aeronaut, accompanied by a German nobleman, ascended from Ber lin on Thursday afternoon in a* balloon of 1,150 cubic meters capacity. They were carried at first in a direction slight ly north of west, toward Holland when near The Hague the balloon was taken by a different current southward over Belgium and then southwestward over northern France. It then passed over Paris, and thence drove southwesterly to the Atlantic shore at Sables d'Olonne, which, it is stated, was reached at about o'clock on Thursday evening. The aeronauts made an unsuccessful attempt to land on the Island of Oleren, off La Rochelle, and were then swept baek again toward Paris. Before the balloon had got half way in that direction it was driven northward to the island of jersey, and thence borne straight before the southwesterly gale up the channel to Calais. The landing, at a place about four miles from Calais, was made with great difficulty at about 6 o'clock on Friday morning. The bal loon bounded up after the two men had got out, and came down again, frac turing the shoulder of M. Goossetts' companion. M. Goossens' shoulder and ankle were dislocated. The balloon then rose again and disappeared over the North Sea, carrying with it valuable instruments. Thus came to an end one of the most remarkable and perilous balloon jour neys ever made. It lasted sixteen hours and in that time the aeronaut was borne at extraordinary speed over half Prus sia, half Holland, across Belgium, across France, half across France ajgain, north ward across Normandy and finally, up' the channel to Calais. The total distance is about 1,400 miles, which gives an average speed of 87^ miles an hour, but the aeronauts st3te that the balloon when driven up the channel before tm. gale, attained a speed as registered w the instruments of 125 miles an how. CHICAGO LEADERSHIP. Collier's Weekly: Chicago used, to be the biggest boaster of all was when it had nothing but comi tilings to brag about, and the wi laughed in scorn, to silence, to 'Hem The Chicagoans quit br. tftd went to. work. The work work and i| brought hope* Ifotetga today is tfce. jettfc ey don't know that they ire a All Goods Selling at a This sale is a success because it is genu ine. There is one reaspn why this stock should be offered to the public%at a dis count from the prices that are admittedly the lowest in Fargo this reason is that Mr. Herbst wants to get out of business as quickly as possible. This means a loss of profits amounting to thousands of dol lars—it mean§ a saving to you of one-tenth to one-third on everything you buy here. they are not interested to hear it. In tneir recent centennial celebration they did not praise themselves* very much, not for Americans. They hoped and promised themselves, that they would solve the problems that remained to be solved. And it is these things that they have not done that preoccupy and depress them and keep them going The recognition of Chicago's sterling quality, and its uncommon achieve ments, has come whence the ridicule came from the world outside. And that's the greatest triumph of all, that and its undisturbed dissatisfaction with itself. Since we all enjoyed rubbing its crudities into the big town, let us now enjoy rubbing in its merits es pecially since that process perplexes and worries the Chicagoans. There is. first of all, its governmental reform. It seems really to reform. They have beaten the boodlers out there and re stored the government to the people. Their council. the representative branch of the city government, is hon est and—representative. Then there are the newspapers. They also are honest and—representative of the peo ple. Very Important There's A Stir A Mysterious Something k About to Happep Christmas Is Coming Already Christmas Candtes and .Novelties are appearing. We are making many things in Sweets to help you in the plan ning of your Christmas Tree aitd •table. $ A Big 8c*x of Choco lates make* nico presont. At All Dealers iM", GOING OUT OF IBUSMESS i at Departm't Store and 18 Broadway, Fargo. Boys' Clothing All at the Discount Ladies' Cloth Cloaks, Fur Cloaks, Furs, Suits, Skirts, Waists, Dressing Sacques, Wrappers* Pettir coats s All at the Discount Dress Goods, Flannels, j* Silks, Lfhings, j* White Goods, Table Linens. All at the Discount Men's and Ladies' Shoes and Overshoes, Misses', Boys' and Children's Foot wear All at the Discount Ladies' Misses' and Chil dren's, Men's and Boys' Underwear and Hosiery. All at the Discount NEW TOY STORE The N. D. Book and Stationery Co. Has established a new Toy and Christmas Stationery Branch of its big iit.^he north half of 6 4 BROADWM Mrs. Green's Old Stand, be Tdtind Dolls, Toys, Books, and'In please old and young in Christmas Gifts. W-Mm The Big Store—70 Broadway! Is almost groaning under the weight of the many Christmas gifts le Stationery, JJooks, Papers, Novelties and Art Pictures. Nad Now Easy Christmas Shopping Is Mads Hsrs» LEATHER GOODS ART PICTURES An exposition of fashions ip wrist, waist ind hand bags an| purses. Fashion extends lifer do main even to leather goods4 telling hir devotees what their 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 which will familiarize yet *ith many other useful and ornamental objects which help to make up the larg est stock of small leather goods ever shown at this season. CHINA v Novelties in fine china, import* •)d and'do me stic, rare and beauti* ful individual pieces purchased to please you. iKnives, pen, jiocfet and desk es, n« 5, 101 scissors, lor nails, paper $oth, «U of th» best steel. v-'¥"$:& ••V^v? •few and N. D. Book and ftMwwy Co ''r4 Men and Boys rife •'i' *0- fait ever to- '7' 1 and 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 on display suitable for various rooms of a home. A Word of the Christmas Books Any one unacquainted with our book store is woefully lack ing in Christmas knowledge. Ev ery shelf, table and counter oi the book store should be famil iar to every holiday trader, for they are most fertile in Christ mas suggestion, We court yout special attention for the books publishers have made with just Christmas in view—the gift vol-' umes. They aj$ especially beau tiful this season And i&ost rea sonably priced.* 'ft Mi ai ll