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oiiday 0 Hi mi IS MHEVAI IVB i it, 4 *Mrt»irba»oe Covers a Wide Area l.« Worst Now «t Points East and South Swirling over the prairies ft$m Western Montana and southern A1 berta through North and South Dako ta, eastward to the pine forests of northern Minnesota and on into the lake region, a genuine blizzard raged all last night and today over the northwest. Out on the open prairie the blizzard was blinding, the wind whirling the snow in great clouds, pil ing deep drifts in all the low places, delaying trains and doing other dam age of a similar character. The snow fall during the past twenty-four hours has been comparatively light, only about two inches of the beautiful hav ing descended, but the wind made the most of what did fall. The storm came from the southwest from southern Wyoming and Colo rado, and proceeding in a northeaster ly direction swept over the whole up per Mississippi valley region. The storm center has now passed Pargo and is located today in ©astern Minne sota and Wisconsin. It is also rag ing as far south as St. Louis and Kan sas City. Following close on the heels of the blizzard a cold wave Is coming from the northwest. As usual, it started in the Canadian provinces in the vicinity of Medicine Hat, and is sweeping steadily south and east, its coming being heralded by a precipitate flight of the thermometer cellarward. North Dakota is just beginning to feel the PERFUMES bottle of perfumery makes a gift always appreciated. In order that our customers can be as liberal to their friends as they wish, we have made our always reasonable prices, a lit tle bit lower than ever. Oufr collection Is large and our price range cannot be duplicated In Fargo. Do your Xmas buying now, and avoid the rush of the last da.y or two beforg^ ..r. & FOUT PORIERFIflD Broadway r*rKo .'"* .' '.• w .* 1* jrv- ,v i V 49? ji Bi klyn, N. Y., Dec. 14.—Sixteen foreigners have been admitted to Kingston Avenue hospital suffering from smallpox. The board of health are taking steps to eradicate the dis ease from the block in which the patients lived. Rebuff for $chmt$e. San Francisco, Dec. 14. Mayor Schmitz and Abraham Reuf met viith a temporary defeat in the'hearing be fore Judge Duane when a motion made by their attorneys to quash indictments round against them by the grand Jtnfy was denied. u.f SEIGHT HOUR LAW- It Wae Held Constitutional by tfee Montana Supreme Court, Heleria, Mont., Dec. 14.—Thfc mi me court yesterday held the eight ir statute of the state to be con itptio^al, the decision being render- e.l In a case appealed from the district art of Park cotinty. Record Apple Crop. Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 14.—Joseph Stubbs, state statistician, In his report in the apple crop, states that it Is more than double that of the previous y nr, the amount corning up to 4,780, Ofl0 bushels. The number of apple uvea under cultivation last year was 4,222,078, but this year the number must have materially decreased.' Nicholas Longworth, the president's son-in-law, wears only English-made lothes. He stocked up on his wed ding tour with a large assortment of L'.rtdon goods, which are the envy ot his fellow associates in congress. V*£i 7 Continued Cold. /fit "'J- if ^J $?%* All New, "'If'! fW /V n ,—Jk~ r? *fv J:. •x-r /ear fs t. 5»J\ 1: dozen of the latest creations iti Neckwear, in the lates| shap^^ and newest silk weaves, at 50c 9V 250 dozen of the finest Linen and Silk Hand kerchiefs. Initial of plaint especially fine grade, made expressly for the Holiday trade. 25c to $t.«0 *.:5 I 5? .«*'* J. F. effects of the wave today, but tonight 'he thermometer is expected to take a msiderable tumble and by tomorrow morning wilfbe hovering well below the zero mark. Weather Observer Grasse promises that there will not be any extremely low temperatures experienced during the present wave—locally nothing low er than 10 below. Even this is bad enough, however, in view of the coal famine which North Dakota is ex periencing at present, and it is hoped the railroads will be able to rush some supplies of fuel through to points where they are most needed, so that relief may be afforded. Otherwise considerable suffering from the raid is likely to result. Wyndham to Retire. London, Dec. 14.—Sir Charles Wynd ham presided at the annual dinher of the Actors' Benevolent Fund. He stated that he contemplated an early retirement from the stage. "Smallpox in Brooklyn. ~7~ 0 North Dakota: Fair tonight and $ Saturday continued cold. $ Corner First Avenue and Broadway, i O E ^"V MORE SUBPOENAS, Another Quartette of Witnesses Id" Ap pear Before the Commission. Four more subpoenas were received this morning from the Interstate Com merce commission to be served on wit nesses in this state to appear before the commission Dec. 18 3t Minneapolis and give testimony regarding the car shortage. The witnesses who will be served by the United States marshal are John Powers of Havana, Albert Carl Bloom of Gwynner, Ernost Balling and Harley S. Grover of Lisbon. Military Wedding. Washington, Dec. 14.—In Sti .Jake's Episcopal church here today the mar riage took place of Mrs. Marie Barnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gunnell, and Lieutenant Mark Brook, U. S. A. The wedding was a military affair and the attendance fashionable. After the ceremony a reception was held in the home of the bride's parents. GIVE- Manicure Cuticle Scissors •I Nail Scissors Nail Enamel Nail Powder Nail Buffer Nail Knives Nail Files Mirrors Perfumes Hair Brushes -Fountain Pens WILSER, The Druggist ... Eycrhart's ffOfflHI %Nl5 DAILY EEPTTBLICAK, FRIDAY "EVENING, DECEMBER 14, 190& P. HOLMES «& CO Corner First Avenue and Broadway, Fargo '7'pJ i Received by Express for the Holiday Trade These Are the Best Values Sold in This City Mayor Johnson Wants the Opinions of the Doctors on the Water Sup .... P'y« ?fow that the movement haa been started looking forward toward the adoption of some methods whereby a better supply of water can be fur nished in this city, Mayor Johnson is putting forth every possible effort to secure expressions from prominent persons who are posted on water sup Ply. This afternoon letters were sent by the mayor to Drs. Darrow, Carpenter, Sorkness, Burton, Henning, Callander and Malarian. The letter of the mayor seeks to have the above named doc tors give their professional opinion in writing as to the relative merits of the water taken from the various ar tesian wells of the city and the water taken from the Red river, provided the latter water was properly filtered. The letter of the mayor to the physicians is as follows: Doctors Darrow, Carpenter, Sork ness, Burton, Henning, Callander, Malarian, City.—Gentlemen: You are no doubt aware of the fact that the! city council has appointed a commis sion to investigate and report what will be the best and safest water to be procured for the use of the citizens of Fargo. At a meeting of the commission held yesterday, various schemes were dls ou.ssed. The one that seemed to meet with the most favor was artesian water provided a sufficient quantity could be procured. I wish you would give your professional opinion as to the relative merits of the water taken from the various artesian wells of the city, and the water from the Red river, provided the latter water was properly filtered. I am aware I am asking a good deal of you, but I feel that you will comply with this request, as it is made in the interest of, not only Ahe residents of Fargo of today, but Of those who will come to live here in the future. The commission adjourned to meet next Monday, Dec. 17, at 4 p. m., when a report will be prepared to be sub mitted to the council that evening. If you will give your opinions—in writing—so that I can lay It before the commission when it meet% you would confer a great favor. Yours truly, v -J A. Johnson, Mayer, Mason,io Officert. Shllph Lodge, A. P. & k A. M., will hold its annual installation of officers this evening at the Masonic temple. Hotne business matters will also be brought before the lodge. The elec tive officers who are to be Installed arc5: Worshipful Master—Thomas Hall. Senior Warden—James McGulgan. Junior Warden—Jame£ H, Morrow. Secretary^-Prank J, Thompsons f.f- -jy* 100 dozen elegant Bengaline Silk Cravats, all the new colors,-embroidered or plain, worth $1.50. Our price— $l.OO Bath and Lounging $3.50 tar $12.00 CO. rsar msjcp better PAY. More for Cabinet OfRcers«-No Increase for Members. Washington, Dec. 14.—Representative Littauer of New York today offered an amendment to the legislative, ex ecutive and judicial appropriation bill under consideration In the house, mak ing the compensation of the speaker and the vice president $12,000 each, and the members of the president's cabinet $12,00 each. These amend ments were adopted, but an amend ment making the salaries of the sena tors and representatives $7,600 per an num, was defeated. Cotton Boll Weevil. New Orleans, Dec. 14.—The boll weevil is slowly but surely working Its way from Mexico through Texas to Louisiana. This terribly destructive pest has advanced approximately 41 & miles each year since its advent into Texas In 1892. The present in fested area Includes altitudes from sea level to about 1,800 feet. Ar kansas has also become Invaded, while the pest has extended more than half way across the state of Louisiana. W. D. Hunter, in charge of the cotton boll weevil investigations, United States department of agriculture," Is at pres ent In the south. Indian Appropriations. Washington, Dec. 14.—The Indian appropriation bill for 1908, carrying about $8,000,000, was agreed upon by the house committee on Indian affairs. The appropriation for the Indians in 1907 was $9,405,000. The estimates sub mitted by the bureau of Indian affairs, for the year 1908, aggregated $7,970, 000, or about $30,000 less than the bill as amended by the committee. The chief addition to the bill by the com mittee was $150,000 for public achooln in Indian territory for both whites and Indians, pending the establishment of the new school system Vv 1fct m.b) of Oklahoma. 3 T*? SAYS HE CAN PRODUCE POLL. Bemidji Man Applies for Rewar^ Mon oy for Missing Man. Granville, N. D„ Dec. 14.—that "'*i U.V J,-:. Robetf know that these are the. best values sold in this city A««- ust Genetzke will have an opportunity to pay the reward of $&00 in cash which he offered for knowledge of the whereabouts of Rudolph Poll, seems certain. A telegram was received yesterday from a man in Bemidji, Minn., stating that he was acquainted with Poll and upon payment of the reward offered by Genetzke would produce the miss ing man. Genetzke will go to Bemidji and investigate the claims of the send er or the telegram, and if the latter ha.i the right man the reward will be paid at once. The entire case is clouded in mys tery, and if the Bemidji man has lo cated the right person and the my* tery surrounding the disappearance of Poll i» cleared up, much satisfaction will be felt by the people of this vi cinity, who have feared foul ptap. i i those who take an Interest In acho$ affairs or the training of chlldre|L should miss hearing. This lecture wiSij be free and a large attendance of Far* goans as well as members of the as sociation, is expected. On Thursday evening Father Vaughan, the renowned draniatic or% tot *and Interpreter of literature and plays, Will lecture in the assembly,' room of the high school. This i complete the social and entertainment features of the association meeting. Sterling Sentenced. Ted Sterling, convicted of adultery! in Moorhead* got two years with th«! choice of either reformatory or tha prison. Have You a Little "Shaver" in your M^ine? 4 i pssfcrj /j^-v Side Features for the Meeting of State Association in Fargo Dur ing the Holidays "i pi ENTERTAIN EDUCATORS Tl*e women's clubs of Fargo are to play an important part in entertainliif the delegates to the North Dakota Ef» ucational association, which meets hef« holiday week. Arrangements hawi^ been made by the committee, whic|) has the matter in charge, to have 4 I reception to the delegates given under the auspices of the women's clubs Fargo on Wednesday evening, Dec. 26, in Stone's hall. On tho same evening® Dr. O Shea, head of the college of edu«| cation of the university of Wisconsi%^ will deliver a lecture which none iS w« n«n a f- SAFETY' mm of course. VI s (With ftpoiotcie* t) Fairy Soap) M* Stroppiif. No Honing Jut Latker and Skare* A beautiful Gillette with 24 sharp blades in pig skin cave, dfe g% 2x2x3 iachcs ... An A Gillette with brush, soap IS** ig% box, blades in neat case-.. 1 dE» p.iu.e-".M $6.00 IDEAL XMAS PRTM-MS THB -Jk LJoil Drug Store ft. CASSIiLMAN, Prop. 66 Broadway, Fargo* H.