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e 3 F* V i r^j ?i ?4, I!" fcis BUSINESS enterprise backed by certain names is accepted without question, for it is known to be honestly and ably conducted* GORDON I FURS are as frankly cepted by the public for the same condi tions control their manufacture. ac- Sold only top -r. J. F. Holmes & Co. 101*102 Broadway. Machine Repairing, Tool Sharpening, Intricate and Deli* cate Devices mad# 4 by expert workman. W. KURTH, Second Ave. ^i—KeeneyBlock. Mereliastfs Hole!. After ten years of absence, 1 bave again taken charge of tlv Old reliable Merchants, and haTr tefitted and fully equipped th •amewith baths,steam heatanr «11 modern improvements. I so licit the continuance of the pat tfonage of the public, aiid espe cially my frieijd^ in the Dakota^ and Minnesota, who have so Jtang made the Merchants theii 8t. Paul home. Latest Dakota and Minnesota papers on file. Rates: $2.00 and $2.50 "with bath, $3.00. I have added the European plan for those who desire it, at from $1.00 to $1.50 with bath, $2.00. electric cars now past in front of the Ho fceH Tor all points ia the City. A. ALLEN, Proprietor. This pnpor will always be ionnd of Aft tH« M** mtt r*4Ltncr '90UUK Do You A valuable farm? A desirable business locatiorfjr' A site for a manufactory? A rich gold or iron mine? I A bituminous'coal field? C* A range for stock raising? An unsurpassed fruit farm? A place especially adapted for a yard A cotton plantation? A place where you cat! make pitch, turpentine or rosin? A tract for a lumbering camp? A place for a truck farm? A water power capable qf expansion? A the world? i indefinite residence in the finest climate ill A' winter or summer home? y A chance for a safe and profitable iri vestment? A section for sorgum or cane grow ing? In short, do you wish to live, do busi less, prosper and grow rich in the most avored section of the United States? I so, locate^ in the territory of the Southern Railway and your wishes will %ke the form of a tangible reality, The Southern Railway traverses the ftates of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississip pi, Kentucky and Tenenssee. For maps, pamphlets, etc., cbmmuni tate with. 1VL V. RICHARDS, ii Land and Industrial Agent. I Southern For Railway, Washington, D. State News Read The Forum. $»:•? "'v ft* i i 4 PROCEEDINGS OF (!ii§S COUNTYCOMMISSIONERS. (SPECIAL MEETING,)„ NOVEMBER aOTH, An emergency haying arisen through .the burning of the Cass County court fcousc on the night of Tuesday Nov. i7th, 1903, the following caTTwas issued by the auditor for a special meeting oi the board of county commissioners. Whereas, An emergency having arisen tiirotigh the burning of. the Cass County court house on the ntght of Tuesday, Nov. 17th, and therefrom resulting a lack of proper quarters and facilities for the transaction qi t&e necessary pub lic business, now Therefore, Under the provisions and \he authority contained in Sec. 1898 of the Revised Codes of the laws of 1899, and in conformity thereto, you are here by notified that there is called a special meeting of the board "of county com missioners, to be held at 9 o'clock a. m., 011 Friday, Nov. 20th., at the editorial rooms of The Forum Publishing Co., in the Loyal Knights building in Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, for the pur- Jor ose of securing temporary quarters the county officers, district court, and the transaction of any other necessary business which may arise. The notice of the special meeting above mentioned having been served upon each member of the board of county commissioners, the special meeting was called to order at the place designated in the call, with the 'following' members present: Barnes, Brown, Davis, Landblom and Chairman Newton. Several offers of accommodations were submitted, and weste cine fully, con sidered and examined tjyjtfite full board. :nd the following pta^ffp^tre selected as having the best facilities for the im mediate resumption ot the county busi ness and the county officers were located in the following respeptivg places as temporary quarters, to-witr"' County auditor, county treasurer, register of deeds and county superinten dent of schools were located* in the base ment of the Masonic Temple on Second Avenue North, the _trusteqs of. said building having kindly tendered the use of the same without compensation fjom the county, with the understanding that the commissioners' would pay the actual cost of maintaining said rooms that were used. The county* court was located ni'two rooms with vault privileges in the Ma tiill block at a rental of $30.00 per month for- two months with the privilege of longer use if desired. The district court was located in the Federal building, the use of the Federal court rooms having been secured from fh? proper authorities, until further no tice. .. /. Desk room in the office of Walker l!ros. & Hardy with vault privileges was secured for the u,se of the elerk of the district court for the length of jtime needed sat" a 'rental of $20.a^per month. The sheriff was located' lit a room in the basement of the First National Bank block which was Secured* at a rental of $25.00 per month. It was moved and seconded that Com. O. G. Barnes, Aug. Landblom and J. G. Brown be authorized to arrange for fur niture and supplies to facilitate the transaction of business in the different' offices. Motion" prevailed upon, the call of the roll, all voting aye. The following resolution was offered by Com. E. S. Davis who moved its adoption, seconded by Com. Aug. Land blom. Resolved, That the chairman, W. G. Newton and Com. O. G. Barnes be del egated to meet with the insurance ad justers and they are hereby given full power to act for the board in settling for the losses made by the late fire at the court house, and to release the insurance companies upon proper settfcfnent being made. Upon the call of the roll, the above resolution was declared adopted, all members voting aye. On motion the board adjourned to meet with the coun ty auditor at his office on Tuesday, Nov. 24th, at 9 o'clock, a. m., all voting aye upon the call of the rollj. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 54ttt, Board met pursuant to adjournment with the following members present:' Barnes, Brown, Davis, Landblom and Chairmap Newton. The board put in the entire day in irr voicing the furniture and supplies in the court house at the time of the fire and aid justing losses with the. insurance .adjusters.' The following' bills.having been au dited aiid allowed "the auditor was in structed to draw warrants in payment of the same: Aug: Landblom, services *.' Co. commissioner .. & 3L,.. i$ 28.20 O. G. Barnes, services Co. com missioner ...73 So W. G. Newton, services C6. commissioner ... .. ... 26.30 E. S. Davis, services Co.."Com missioner ...1 30.40 J. G. Brown, services Co. com missioner .....". 27.40 No further business the special meet ing was adjourned upon inotion, all members voting aye upon thei call of the roll,. .ARTHUR G. A1 it 5*. %4 Jht sd LEWIS, CDMNTY Auditor, Cass Co., N. D. THE RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS Q£ BOARD OF COUNTY COM MISSIONERS. ^^%UESDAY, DECEMBER I, -fv The board met at 9 o'clock a. m. pur suant to adjournment with the following members present: Barnes, Brown, Davis, Landblom and Chairrnan New ton. The following bills haying been check ed and found correct were approved ani on nlotion the audior was instructed tq draw warrants in payment of the same, all members voting aye upon the ?all of the roll. M. S. MaydJ Co. treas,, sundries as, per list following: •s-fe N. P. R. R., freight yn fse!"'.. N. P. R. R., fare Co. povr rcl W. C. Vaughn, wit. dist. court.. Roy Guinn, wit. dist. court i. 1.101 jfyosp. J. C. Ross, wit, dist. court ....,,v^3.00[Mary Hanson, A. R. Rack, wit. dist. court E. N. Welch, wit. dist. court Ole Chilson, wit. dist. court Gabe Grant, wit. dist. court I. Littlefield, wit. dist. court Albert Still, wif. dist. court G. A. Gagon, juror dist. court. 14.00 P. Hohncke, juror dist. courtv.J I5.00 F. R. Paige, juror dist. court .1 0.10 Wilbur Hackett, juror dist. court 36.90 James Williams, juror dist court- 36..90 John Young, juror dist. court .,. 30.10 •A. I. Berge, juror dist. court .. Arthur Tomlinson, juror d»t. court P. C. Peterstm, juror dist. cour^ E. L! DOWS, juror dist. court Qlaus Eggum, juror dist. court A. I. Bcrge, juror dist. court ... G. J. Ecker, juror dist. court .. Robert Young, juror dist. court Total i m.V.. ,,..$561.35 M. S. Mayo, 9all Co. treas. i.. .$208.33 H. A. MtConville, sal. dep. Ca treasurer ..123.90 C. G. Baernstein, sal. clerk Co. treas. 91.66 Arthur G. Lewis, sal. Co. auditor 166.66 E. Geo. Guthrie, sal. dep. Co. au ditor ...... .. 135.00 P. P. Nokken, sal. clerk Co. au ditor v.-. .v. -.'-iWt *•..v The report of E. C. Sargent as clerk of the district court for the month of November, showing fees collected in the amount of $195 25 was received, read and ordered filed, all voting aye upon the call of the roll. The report of S. A. Moore, superin tendent of the county hospital for the month of November, was received, rcSd and ordered filed, all voting aye upon the call of the roll. The following bills having been al lowed, the auditor Svas instructed fb dra'W warrants in payment of the same. All voting aye upoti the call of fhe roll." C. C. Schuyler, insurance* .'.....$ 67.50 C. G. Nystrom, bailiff dist. court 32.00 P. H. Cuiiimings, meals jurors dist. court .'....'. 87.50 O. J. deLendrecie, mdse .. ... V. 8.00 A. S. Anderson, repairs Co. hoslp.' •.5° Magill & Co. mase. Qo. ho^p.' and rent ...1 30.40 Geo. Herbert, draya|fe ^2.00 EmersOn H. Smith, sal. state's At torney !u!BrB3WlTTRHiri^^ fX\A^OX2%-X XTT-XaZt-X-I-narj' Clarence Chasey, wit. dist. coutt 4.401 hosp. ........ v..15.00 John Sinner, wit. dist. court .... 4.60 E. H. liplte, typewriter ribbons.. 3.90 E. 0. Blenness, wit. dist. court. 4.30 Tax petition of the Richards Trust Bert Ballard, wit. dist. court: .'.^*^4.06, Co., praying for a refund "of rhoney paid M. Chrutcn, wit. dist. court ....• ,4.60!for tax sale certificate of sale of 1897 J. C. Ross, wit. dist. court .. taxes of the N. W.' of Sec. 17-142 Frank Lynch, wit. dist. court 7.00 53, which tax had been declared illegal Fred Bowman, wit. dist. court J^3.10 and had been set aside by the district 1.10 -7 V *J6.9o '3^00 24.00 *8,oo 6.00 (Si. 20 46.50 '23.00 39'10 56-80 ••8$.33- Wayne G.. Eddy,, sal. clerk Co. auditor ./|T5.oo John P. Beaton, sal. clerk Co. au*/ir ditor 60.00 •Mattie M. Davis, sal. Sup't of' schools .. 1 166.66 Mattie M. Davis postage and sundries' ............. 17 5° Flora A. Lewis, clerk Co. Sup't of schools ........ .. i .• 5P'00 A. G. Hanson, sal. judge Cor court .....'. :.i" :. .."..Ui". 208.33 W. L. Van Horn, sal. clerk of' Co. court JOO.co Harold Sorensoii, sal. stenog. Co. court ....... t... ..... i. ,83.33 James Coleman, sal. clerk judge of probate ..' ... 60.00 E. H. Holte, sal. register of1 deeds tu .i. *i66.66 F. G. Brown, sal. dep, registerni deeds •-s C. B. Wade, sal.1 clerk rejgister ofc deeds :..... .i' G. A. Fraser, sal. clerk register of deeds Wasem & Gaard, matting tem porary quarters ... N. W. Telephone '3&X. Co., tele phones Union L. H. & P. Co., lighfts amd. material John F. Pettit, sal. janitor amd engineer W. H. Barnett, sal, ass't state's attorney E. R. Wilson, livefy .. Frank W. Cook, signs .i .vy. v.v 4'.?o F. T. Bucholtz & Son., mdse. Cdtf? ii-'U' poor ....... ... '..— .' .... 5-'40 Laura Rutliruff, steno work dis- 1 trict court ........ .... 'S-*50 Laura Ruthruff, steno work cof oner's inquest ...... 8.55 Geo. I. Foster, insurance court house .. i. 85150 A. B. Walkef, insurance court house ... 67 fE|0 Jardine Bridge'Works, «pctra'«onn ,0 '83.33 .83.33 83 33 •79-75 75-6O 81 2 o Front Street bridge loo Tom Witcik, watchmaal court house ..... .Vm .i- 7*380 R. A. Cross, bailiff district court* 40.00 W. H. Doyle, livery ...... 8.00 P. H. Cummings, meals for jur prs dist. court 2.25 On motion duly seconded, the board adjourned to meet at 2 o'clock-p.-itu AFTERNOON SESSION!. The board met at 2 o'clock p. m., ptfr suant to adjournment with all members present. The report of A. G. Hanson as judge of the county court, showing fees col lected during the month of November in the amount of $i6.eo, was received, read and ordered filed, all vot ing aye upon the call of the roll. vl66.6^ E. C. Sargent, sal. clerk of dist. court ...... •••... 166.66 W. H. Aymar, sal. dep. clerk of dist. court .......... ....,.100.00 Inter. Harv. Co., mdse "Co. ho^p. ^d. 74 Anheier & Shattuck, insurinte. court house ...... 56.25 Fargo, Wasburn Coal Co:, coail. i 42.75 Fargo P. & H't'g Go., estimate on court house wdrk 600.do W. L. Gill, care county p^or. 3.go S. A. Moore, sundry expetise v hosp. .v.-...r...:. '..' .7.0^ S, A. Moore, sal. Sup't Co. hosp. 55.00 Mrs! S. A. Moore, sal,' matfdh 45V66 Co. hosp* ... ..Af Ffank Nichols, 'tebor Co. hosp:.'. Mary BroWn, nurse Co. hosp... Atiiiie Z^tfrmelnltian, nurse Co. James Hutrieston, teamster Co. v J*®sP. vf j} •,•••• Ml^h€'Ohn^d, riurse Co: liosp. Marlr- Johnsott^ Cook CO. hosp. Fr«da' Jolmson, ward maid Co. .. .j. Eitifer Thompson, janitor Co. hospital' .... $25*00 Josife ^«arson laiindiiis Cb. 4: 30.00 2S.QO 30db 1500 m- Aittm Swanson, house maid Co. ..-..vr.. -... 15.00 Johnson* dishwasher Co. 1 14.00 laundress court, was received and 011 motion re ferred to the state's attorney for his opinion as to proper action. On motion duly seconded the board adjourned to meet on Wednesday at 9,o'clock. All voting aye on roll call. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2, 1003 Board met pursuant to adjournment with all members present. Bond of D. Mclnnes in the amount of $500.00 with H. J. Rusch and Alex Stern for furnishing fuel to the ,,county for the ensuing year, and having the approval of the state's attorney as to form was approved as to suretiesj $rid the chairman ^authorized to sign the same. All voting aVe'tipon the call'of the roll. Tax petition of the trustees of the Masonic Temple was received, asking for the cancellation of the taxes for the years 1961, 1902 and' 19D3, against the property described as the east 011 1 A. W. Ager,' analysis (distJ 1 7.50 V- 42 \.".t /. 23% feet Of the west 70^ fe£t of lots 2-3 and 4, block 8, Keeney & Devitts add. to City of Fargo this property being part of the Masonic Temple and being exempt under t^e laws of I901. Upon motion duly seconded the au ditor and treasurer were instructed to cancel the taxes as above petitioned for, and to cancel and refund any outstand ing tax sale certificates against against the above described property. The motion prevailed upon the call of the roll, all members voting aye. The following bills having been ap proved .were motion allowed and the auditor was instructed to draw warrants in payment of_ the same. All voting aye upon the call of the roll. Forum Printing Co., official printing .. .,....:.. v.$ ^.75 Eye Printing Co., official print ing ...,.t .7.. .\..sVf"fio.5o Kindred Tribune, official print- '. ing —./.iV 10.50 Tower City ^Topics, official print .. 10.50 official printing 10.50 vMorning Call and Argus, official printing delinqxient tax list... ." 252.20 ing .... ...r sHunter Herald, 1 oourt) 15.00 Oscar Hallenberg, analysis, dist. court .• 10.00 Luger Furniture Co., burial Co. poor .V., ,61.co Fargo Detroit Ice- Co. Ice Court house and jail 8.40 B. & R. Lumber Co., lumber tor. bridge v ...... v io. 56 T. J. Garvey, drayage .... 3.00 John W. Searing, rubber stamps 3.25 The bill of Dr. M. L. Shanks, for $21.00 being for treatment of Chas. Hanis was on motion rejected as not being a proper charge against the "coun ty. ai} (.yptii^ ,ripll.J"-jil/ ,ay^ unon:^e call pf the BillsVof E. G. rrieve In the amounts of $66.00 and $102.00 being for the bur ial of county poor, were on motion rejected as not being properly authori zed and Ipeing too'exorbitant. On roll call all voting aye. The bill of Mrs. E,. Stevens for $23. fX being for the nursTng of county poor \i)as on motidh rejected as not "being properly authorized. All voting aye upon the '#11 of'the'roll. On motion duly seconded Chairman .:W. G.' Newton was delegated to confer fVrith- the custodian of the federal buildings to the county's share of the eixpenses of maintainence for the use of the federal courtrooms. Upon the call of the roll all voted aye. On motipn duly seconded the board .adjourned to meet in the afternoon at 2" o'clock, all voting aye upon the call of the roll. AFTERNOON SESSION. Board convened at 2 o'clock p. m., pursuant to adjournment with all mem bers present. Tax petition' of Mrs. Maggie M. Lindsay, asking, for aft abatement of all penalty and interest on the delin quent taxes against Lot 2, block 10 in orig. Casselton, was received and upon nfjotion the same was granted provided that petitioner paid accrued costs. Mo tion prevailed upon the call of the roll, all voting aye. Tax petition of Ink & Wallace hav ing been referred to the state's at torney and: he having reported in favor oi granting .the same, it was moved and Seconded that the above petition the refund of money paid for tax certificate against N. W. of sec. 17 142-53' for the ydar 1897, be refunded a$ provided by law, and the amount so refunded to be charged back to the proper funds and the taxes involved be re-aSsessed ^agfaihst the property on the current tax "list. 5 All voting aye upon the call of the o v .[On motion th^ bbfard adjourned to niieet on Thursday at 9 o'clock a. m., voting aye. THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 19^ Board met at 9 o'clock a. fni' pur siaant to adjournment with all members present. The following bills having been read and approved were on motion allowed and the auditor instructed to draw war rants in payment of .the same, all vot ing aye upon the call of the roll. y Walker Bros. & Hardy, printing and blanks $572.29 W. B. Howland, .groceries Co. •'poor and'hos'p....!. i.. .. 296.21 Green: & Eggert, mdse. Co. hosp. 29.05 B. & R. Lumber. Co., fuel Co. !poor ...vi..136,75 J, M. S. Wilser, dru^s Co. poor and Co. hosp. .... 117 90 After listening to the views'of stever al taxpayers relative to the question of rebuilding the court house the board adjourned to irieet'at 2 o'clock. p. ttiv, all mepibers voting aye upon the .call of the roll, •, APTERNOPN SESSION^ "The board met at, 2 o'clo4« ,alt iftemhers present. Bill of Mrs. Mother In the amount of $13.10 for nursihg aiui cate of Co. ^or was allowed at $12.85^ aod the ain ^for instructed *to draw warrant^ in ^lyihent of the same, all voting aye upon the call of the roll. The tax petition of Bishop Shanley was received requesting the cancellation (Continued on Page 15.) t' v' %«r }. 0 s ASK Dry ft WOOCM id LIGNITE !i MARTITF H«JCTO», O, DELKN Preild«nt' i!'J ¥ABTIN HJBCTOK, GJCO, N. A. LBWIB^ .j President. D. P1BRT, 3. j. w. Btcra^ Prealdtnt. w i v The enormous consumption of Egg-OSee wherever introduced, exceeding that of all other Flaked Wheat Foods combined, proves conclusively that the introduction of a frigfe-clasS: full weight package of Flaked Wheat Food which 3 il'- 1 has struck a popular chord. By manufacturing quantities in the largest and most perfectly equipped food mill in the world, we can produce a 'full weight, high-grade product at this lower price. YOUR GROCER FOR My pHces for fufel'!on"cari at Fargo ar Seasoned Mapie §7,.00 per cord Seasoned Ash $5.00 per cord Seasoned Birdh ..... 6.5b per cord Seasoned Jack Pine. .$4.25 per cord Lignite Coal,.. ........... ..$3-25 per ton These prices will apply to, points west of Fargo, witli proper al lowance madei [pr difference in freight from shipping' points. Prompt shipment and full measure-guaranteed. The business of car lot buyers soUcite^., Address FABOO BANKING HOUSES. ^•Ice-President. ':.,5 FARGO NATIONAL BANK SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES FOR RENT rraoaict* a, !Mea«r*I Banklnc tart Foreign Bxctntce Baslness. Dratts Draws Ulreet on AH Principal Cltlei of Baron*. PIBDUTORS. O. J. deLilfiNURBCIB# SICHOI/8. CAPITAL PAID BMNTOK, XUOMAS UAK I. •. WATBOH| Fresldenijt. R. B. LBWIS, Pre»|deat. OF FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $150,000.00 DlRBCTQ&af WATIOH, xm CAWm.AJtl SMPBTVD Ji VVK. in THE enormous GREEN If your grocer does not keep It, send us his name and lOoents and we will §end you a package, prepaid. PACKAGE. WOOD! follows: ,W. a MACriDOIH, Casbiev. H. W. GMABSI, Casbiei. O. O. BAHNB8, Vlcc-Prealdeot OF ITAiMSCI •. M, WK1GHW, W. O. MiufADDRM. B. r. BPALDIKi# Attorney. $100,000.00 v" biRBCTORS. O. G. BARNES, H. W. GEAHET, J. E. CltONAN, I. H. WICAB, J*. A. LI1VI1, J. iSH, JR., W. P. BALIJ, J. D. ALFIX HTFIRN, B. F. BPALDINU. W. VON Caabler. J. H. LBWIBj JAMB8KBNNBDT,1 LBWIB TI I. MONTGOMHBT. J. W. TOM «1KDAJ F8ANKKLMIRMO. F. A. J' •v' 1 McUOMMDLiLi, r. A. IR18U Aaa't Guhl«r. IJtttMU KB. LIOH, OMUler. DEPOSITORY. $200,000.00 1TOR KENI*.