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I •'," ..••^i\:j!iiiiy?iili^ ff w$ t4 *nF irrfifi [m:zsv- *ti*1 •','•&$?! a® •.Mm :u'& ISil i Minn., Dec. 31, 1903. fjVIoorliead,a. ressure, 9 m., 28.83, noon, 28.93. era., 7 a.m.. 24 noon, 18. ^Generally cloudy weather this indrh- British possessions and western''Mani toba and decidedly higher over other sections. Light snow has fallen dur ing the past twenty-tour hours over the British possessions, Minnesota, lake regions and New York State and it was snowing this morning at Winni peg, Houghton, Duluth, Saulte Ste. Marie and Pittsburg. The pressure in the west is slightly lorwer than yester day, the low being central over Huron. High winds* at Chicago—forty miles re ported. mmmmmmmmmMmm mm Pi i i i ,Ti I -.1 ", .-r^li ii i. I.- i .ii- ••, •.'.' '•." fj-t ••ffeij» £,/ & icni Bit I Wishes and patrons a jiapi^l •. ^,-v :/rV'.r" ,V'PJ, I WEATHER REPORtl /U. S. DEPART, OP AGRICULTURE, WEATHER BUREAU. Observer Grasse.' Chicago Forecast—Probably" -fsftr Friday colder. CITY LOCALS. Cook paints signs, 'phone 935. '"•pL & P. gloves are best made. The Forum will be issued tomorrow but will go to press anWurtftsoearlier than usual. Reserved seats 50 cents at the Broad way Pharmacy next Saturday morning lor th«j Sunday band concert. W. 0. Olsen and Wm. Ballon an nounces that they desire to begin the Leap Year right and their respective stores will remain closed all day New Years. Mr. Olsen and force finished taking inventory at noon today. TEA ROOM ~«ad— 'i Woman'* i:£'» J. -fi:#:-v: Bxclitage Boom 24 deLandrecic Blk 1 Hoars I to 6 p, m. The National Asosciation of Beauty Seekers will' never acknowledge that any beauty ills are incurable as long as they Jiave Rocky Mountain Tea* SensiUe women. 35 cents. Font & Porte^ieW, Tonight at the Pontoppidan Norwe gian Lutheran Church, corner Fourth Street and Fourth Avenue North, there will be watch night service with a good progrwime commencing at 9oWi And ttin^rrow evening *t7'3D* New vear service will be condu tiie pastor, J. Romsdahl. WWW Tonirttt in the of Fourth Street North. The meeting o'cl j-s -t is, be a tM^m as weu a* friends l, -i-i .""i5« 't-Hjkv 5,--: Ji"'v--' all day tomorrow., .,. All Christmas pip,es left over will be sold at 25 per cent off. Owl Cigar Store, .. A 6-toom house for rentj4hree blocks from the Waldorf. F. F. Lincoln, room 18, Magill Block Pupil of WfLUAM NELSON BURRITT. 715 South Eighth StrMft: Telephone 366. Wanted—Sewing by the. day. Apply at 313 Ninth Street South. A. Steven son. The Fargo postbSke will dose on New Years' day at 10 a. m. and will not again open until Saturday morning at the usual hour. Carriers windows will be open from 9 to 10 a. m. 1 here will be no de livery by carriers. Collection? of mail morning and evening. should r-.. oi tional services. AH are cordially invited to attend. Have Knight Printing Col print hi Gentlemen wear D. & P. gloves* The dry goods stores, will ,be .closed be addressed to the o i e Swear off W-'-W. oncer v„ Mrs. HABHIETT MAQILL CARTIR V«flaljMtnMt«r r* Never mind about other habits for '04, but acquire the "ERDEL COFFEE' habit. 4., "^.^^Phooe 7I8.'-'^ i Wy Among those receiving New. Year's caljers will be the Misses Darrow at their home on Eighth Street South from 2:30 to 5:30 p. rti., where all friends will be given a pleasant and cheerful greeting. The ladies will be assisted in receiving by Mrs. Carter, Mrs. 'Gene de Lendrecie, Mrs. Wheelock, the Misses Cole, Lewis, Neal, Morton, Dr. Elizabeth Rindlaub and Miss Dowen of St. Paul. CaiCftpe Troubl* br «wiin* *mr «hirt», eoUars, enOs 1B tout your entire wisb, to OM TROY STEAM LAUNDRY aaabiayT, modern iiethodB, no N. P. AVOMM. Artliar Bwsett 'PHONE ZM. Farmers, contractors, laboring'men the citizens"of Fargo, are Extended a Happy Ne^r Year from Louis Hotop, the genial employment agent. Mr. Hotop is going to stay in the business continue to supply ev?fyjody with and will try to do*cve4 (j#tfer the •,. «a- Of' u *n*m ,vi W. H. Stewart & Co.'s harness shop is now doing business at the new loca tion, corner of Broadway and SWEAR 0tr and be ttOOD Next Year, and go to THLJfALLEY THE-FAlRlO "fOOTM 'AND DAILY BEPtJBLlCAlT, TITtrRSPAY EVEXIN-fi,, DKCEirnHR ,'!], jwiil Fargo post- Aids dlgeatlon—Wasbfaigtoo Irvtag Cigar between meals. using other coffee but Erdel's—'Phone 718. Resolve to use no other than coffee for the coming year. Erdel's Students will find rates by the week at Gable's Restaurant very low. Popular prices for next Sunday after noon band concert, 25 and 50 cents. Attorney Engerud of Morrill & Eri gerud is at Langdon on important legal matters. N. Avenue. Now that you are turning over a P. new leaf, 'phone 124 for what to eat. A Happy New Yeat^ to yoti stlL Fargo Grocery Co. "y':r':/ Ai. V v, Best creamery butter, 26 cents for cash, or 30 cents where charged. Good dairy butter for cooking, 20 cents Cash Z. I. Burton. Rocky Mountain Cough Syrup-cures when all others fail—your money back if it don't. Nickells' Open All Night Dr^g Store,' sole agents. There are only a few hours more for those who are framing good resolutions for the new year to .dccjde^ which one they decide to keep. All kinds of cakes at ail prices, made up or made to order and delivered for the holidays, can be had at Nordale's bakery, Plape your orders early. North Dakota State Band concert at the operahouse next Sunday afternoon. Tickets 25 and 50 cents. Reserved seats on sale Saturday morning at the Broadway Pharmacy. NOTICE—J. W., Searing, P. O. Box 330, Fargo, N. D., will duplicate all offers of bargains In subscriptions to periodicals. All enquiries promptly answered. The term of Miss Youmans' dancing class opening next Tuesday is the last term of the season and the children's class of Saturday next will also be the last one of that class. Patrons should bear these matters in mind. The new business counters which are to harmonize with the new operators' tables and other extensive improvements which have been made to the interior of the Western Union Telegraph offices have: arrived and will he installed at LUMBER CONPANY YARD and buy 6Q0D Lumber, Lath, Shingles and all kinds of flood lUILDINaMATERIAL at «Md Prices. Office No. 122 N. P. Ave. 'Phone 243. Company will give its annual ball New Year's eve at the armory. The company, will endeavor as usual to show everybody a good time and hopes to make this one of the best parties of the season. The committee will call on the business men. Don't turn them down help a good company along. In the case of'Grand Forks vs. W. A. Gordon as rceeiver of the First National Bank of Larimore, Judge Corliss, who represented the county, sought to establish a lien on the assets of the bank in the hands of the receiver for the payment of personal taxes for the years 1896 and 1697. A demurrer was interposed and was sustained by Judge Amidon, before whom the action was tried. C. M. Cooley appeared for the receiver. Two very pleasant entertainments were given at the McKenzie's in Wild Rice this week the one on Tuesday evening was at Tom McKenzie's and the one Wednesday was at Frank McKenzie's. ^mong those present were the Land bloms and Hoaglands of Reed Town hip Mr. Skeoch of Milwaukee and the Headlands of Stanley Township. There were cards, music and dancing and a very enjoyable time on each occasion. •Walter Webstcr Forum1 carrier on Eighth and Ninth Street South, has de veloped an attack of scarlet fever and will not be able to carry his papers for some three weeks. All that seems to be worrying young Webster is that he can not get ajround with the New Years greeting in the morning but Robert Pat ton will substitute for him, both in the delivery of papers and greetings. Should by any chance a subscriber miss his paper he will do The Forum and the car rier, a favor by 'phoning this office. OATS ,We want Oats in any quantity and will pay top prices. needless to say that Mr. Leach prizes the gift very highly, Loose leaf ledger sheets. We make them. Knight Printing Co. For Rent—Office rooms in Morris Block apply to Dr. Wheeler. Have your bike stored and insured at Johnson's Cycle Supply House. Call at Monson's and get your trunk before you go away for the wintet. tJse Tweeden's new bowling alleys and pool tables. N. P. Avenue. At the Commercial Club buffet lunch eon today R. F. Bryant of the Broad way pharmacy had F. R. Rightmire as bis guest and Agent Dcgnan of the Mil waukec had D. W. Thomas of Minne apoiis. In county court this morning Judge Hanson issued marriage licenses to the following parties: Charles C. Bogle and Miss Sylvia M. Stevens, both Fargo and Lars Eimar Schow and Miss Gina Marie Gangen, both of Noble Township! A deed was filed for record with the register of d£tds this morning show ing that Myron, A. Baldwin and wife have sold to Frank Lynch lots 5 and 6 in block 18 of the First Addition to to Casselton. The consideration nam ed in the deed is $5,000. This property is what is known as the Baldwin home stead in Casselton and is one of the finest pieces of residence property that city. Mr. Baldwin has recently sold l)is interest in the First Natipnal Bank of Casselton to jtlje' Gerihan Na tional Bank. V After a long and painful illness borne with great patience and fortitude the death occurred this afternoon at 1 o'clock of Mrs. Otto, the beloved wife of Ole Otto. 124 Twelfth Street North, of mus cular rheumatism. She was 49 years of age and is survived by a husband and a son and daughter. The funeral will take place from the English Lutheran Church next Sunday afternoon at a time to be announced later. Mrs. Otto had suffered intensely despite the fact that every known method was resorted to, by a loving husband and children, in the hope that her sufferings would be allev iated. The bereaved husband is an em ploye on the Milwaukee road. FARGO BANK CLEARINGS. Farj|o Beak Clearings for the Year Just Closed Show An Encou rasing Increase. The Story of bank clearings in Fargo for^he year 1903 was closed today. The totjjl transactions for -the year ending Dea(.31, 1903, amounted to $28,365,211.40 an increase of ,$3.75i.5c6 over the total for"the year. 1902 which was $24,613, 705r( The total for the year 1901 was $24^34,809. The transactions today anip^ijited to $90,779 and the total for the n|onth pf De^embei wa.s $3,427,031 agSSist the total for the month of De cember 1902 of $3,022,900. -ii NEW ROCKFORD. yei.Vs c. caiM«j c# t'ric&jtfs.' Ferae* N. MAQILL A CO.t F. B. Leach, the genial manager of. the Dixon Laundry, was |ii$ected to the surprise of his life this teeming at 'w* i w Rockford, N. D., Dec. 30.—To m: Mrs. M. T. O'Conner went to arck on a visit Dec. 2. M. T- has received a wire from his soil M. ome at once, mother sick don't He leaves on the first train for arck. The dispatch does not give Cor. Nv Bp. the trouble. JOVERDOSE OF MORPHINISM Bismarck Tribune: Passengers on the train from Linton report the death of .Miss Margaret Yeater, daughter of Hob. W. L. Yeater of Hazelton. Death resulted last night from an overdose of morphine, taken, it is supposed for sleeplessness. Physicians were sum moiled as soon as the cause of her ill ness became known, but upon their ar rivjri she was in a dying condition. Miss Yeater was a school teacher, and 29 age. Her dealh ?us Ltcn the tiiiow~ in a large circle HAZARD SECURED A h^jTannonhall f|j|.is of WIFE. Teacher Is to Qet a Wife and Retain His Jab. cUjnnonball, N. D., Dec. L. aj^ird, the school teacher who was recently notified by the Indian depart m^it that he would be transferred from heifji -on account of his refusal to get married, passed through on his way to Chicago. Owing to the account published re* certify in the newspapers that Mr. Haz ard must either get married or be transferred, and that the government would pay the prospective Mrs. Haz ard $30 a month for keeping house, letters have poured in on Hazard fron^ young ladies from all over the country wl^ are willing to marry him and live a ltfe of exile on an Indian reservation. JH* trip to Chicago is for the purpose of faarrying one of his fair correspond ents who$e name he refuses to divulge. e says, however, that it is a sure thifig. and he is going to be back with hi stride hy New Year's. He feels under great obligations to irs, for without the^free adver he would neyr have Q. said Hazard. "I've been try the right girl for ten years, thanks to the newspapers, I ten days. SHIPS FOR PANAAC^. De 3tt^ord was re the navy Jmiment front PEOPLE OF NOTE Jas. McConnell of Sheldon is at the Elliott. S. B. Shaw is a Williston representa tive in the city. F. Distel of Richardson 'is registered at the Webster.'- P. E. Sandlie registers at thi Metro pole from Lakota. C. J. Anderson registers itthe El* liott from Carrington. P. Nordin of Bottineau i$ Ut the city on a business errand. v.V W. H. Lozier of Lisbon is doing a business turn in the city, 4 Ed Sautebin of Davenport was a business visitor in the city today. William Lynch of Buffalo is enjoy ing the hospitality of the Webster. Miss Edith May of Dickey is spend ing the holidays with Annie Benedict. George Game of Jamestown is among the guests at the Metropole. Charles Sullivan and M. McBoide are Argusville representatives in the city.... Mr.'and Mrs. N. A. Lewis will start for their winter home in Florida 011 Monday.. John A. Ntwlson of Ada is a visitor in the city and ivs among the guests at the Webster. Mrs. W. S. Russell of Grand Forks is visiting in the city and has parlors at the Metropolis. E. L. Diuilop, George Stewart ^iid A. N. White are Montevideo,, repre sentatives in the city., Mrs. H. F. Chaffee of Amenia and Mrs. G. O. Dalrymple of Casselton were arrivals at the Waldorf. M. Cooney of Casselton was a .visi tor in the city today and transacted business with the county officials. O. S. Dalen of Georgetown and George E. Krun of Embden are tran sacting business in the city today. H. O'Mott left this afternoon on the North Coast Limited to spend New Years with friends in Jamestown. George A. Rapp of Dickinson canic in this morning and will spend a few days in the city transacting business. W. H. Morrison came down from Grand Forks this morning and will do business in the city for a number of days. R. H. McKean of Sanborn, F. J. Con way of Jamestown and E. T. Burke of Valley City were registered at the Wal dorf. tyiss Frances Comstoek left this hiorn ing for Jamestown,1 where she wJU be the guest of Mils'^Alicie DePuy for a few days. A. Ly Wpods returned from the state educational meeting at the Forks last niglit and went on to Bismarck this morning. Mr. and ""Mrs.' 'A. J.' Rustad of Moor- hcad left the day after Christmas for a three weeks' trip to West Baden, Cin cinnati and Milwaukee. Misses Edith Lehman and Minnie Hilderbrandt and Joseph Lehman of Davenport are visiting in the city, They are quartered at the Elliott. Miss Clara Feiring, superintendent of schbols at Cooperstovn, was in the city last night 011 her way home from, the s a e e e i n a a n o k s James Kersham of Milwaukee spending the day in Fargo the guest of Charlie Porritt. whose classmate he is while attending school at Madison. Wis. Mr. Kersham leaves tonight for Minneapolis. G. W. Davis has returned ?rom Min neapolis where he attended the annual meeting of the Monitor Drill Co., which has a million dollars capital. The old board of directors was re-elected and Mr. Davis was continued as second vice president and general agent for the north west. He expects to lie over the state most of the tjme this winter. DIRECT CONNECTIONS Union depots are made at St. Paul and Minneapolis by all trains from Pacific coast and northwestern points with the Wisconsin Central Railway, thus af fording a comfortable and convenient journey to Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Chi cago and eastern and southern cities via two modern trains leaving daily. For further information apply to your nearest ticket agent. Jas C. Pond. Q. P. A„ Milwaukee, Wis. To mak LUGER FURNITURE COMP'NY 12 and 14 Broadway, Fargo, N. D. The eniyhisncrsd* Sakina Powder matfo at moderate prtoe* 1 1 I C. H. Nottlnner of Valley City is a late arrival at the Elliott.' .. .t N. .. Powder WHEN NEW YEAR BEGINS* Western Union Telegraph Co. Will Send Time Signals Tonight to Mark Openinr New Year. Manager McCann of the Western Union Telegraph Co. received the follow ing interesting notification from Super intendent Swan this morning and Mr. McCann will make the arrangements, for Fargo as suggested: The United States naval observatory will send out on New Years eve a series of telegraphic time signals accord ing to plan followed daily at noon, to mark commencement of the New Year. These signals will commence at 11:5^.? p. m. eastern time, Dec. 31, and with tlHev customary pauses to marL half minutes and minutes, will continued until tht^ final is piven five minutes later. The series will afterwards be repeated at iiy*fl tervals 'of one hour to mark the Ne\fejp Year at Central. Mountain and Pacific time. Please arrange the usual circuits for the transmission of these signals ac cording fo the time belt affected. Sub scribers and all other persons interested should be advised of the arrangement so as to make the reception of the nals as far as possible a matter of gen,* eral interest in accordance with the wish of the observatory people. 1 ONE FARE PLUS $2 R. R. e Round trip rate via Chicago Great West ern Railway to points in Old Mexico, New Mexico. Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas, Oklahoma. Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. Ample return limits. Tick ets on sale Dec. 15, 1903, and Jan. 5 and 19, 1904. For further information aoply to Jones,- & N. D. a F, A* Fargo, '-T V Red River Valley University •Invites* MUSIC STUDENTS J* fof Piano, Or gan, Yoicc. COMMERCIAL STUDENTS for Shorthand, Typewriting, Bookkeep ing, Commercial Law, Etc. SPECIAL STUDENTS desiring select studies for winter term. REGULAR STUDENTS for prepara tory or college classes. Winter Term Opens Jan. 5. Catalogue sent free on application1to Edward P. Robertson, President. Wahpeton, North Dakota. Hair Goods Wo carry the finest line of human hair goods to be obtained in the country. 8witches, wigs made up from your own hair, or a lartre stock u select from. Mail orders ltlled. Pull Blood Poi nd China Boars sale WEEPING REDUCTIONS NQW The Whole Store Turned Into a TREMENDOUS BARGAIN BAZAAR E E Y 1 N days remain before Jfan. ist, 1904, and hundreds of articles of a broadly Holiday character here are. still unsold, due, in many cases, to the slower of the finer and cos$er tl e of absoMtelv clean si^ep of •:V\5 i 1 J. Kopieman, S Elchth Street Soath. 'Phone 341. 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