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'fL, jgfj. N. D. FARMERS PUT ON ASSESSOR AT SOCIETY OF EQUITY CONVEN TION THEY AGREE TO DISCON TINUE THE PRACTICE -OF GIV ING ASSESSOR INFORMATION RELATIVE TO WHEAT ACREAGE. The farmers of North- Dakota* as represented by the delegates to the convention of the American Society of Equity, now being held here, have decided to cease giving to the assessor decision after considerable discussion I this morning. It was pointed out that as there is no penalty attached to the law requiring the gathering of such information it is practically a dead let ter. Moreover, the statistical reports regarding the crop acreage, gathered eral of the speakers stated that they would not object in furnishing the in formation regarding acreage to the as sessors if the merchant^, and jobijWs of the state should be treated in the fame way find required to furnish an Tel.pkom. 4W Fargo Electric Co. 20.V Broadway 4 This is the 22nd year I h#ve sold the "Challenge" *and I have yet to hear one tingle complaint.T .JL" v i inventor^ of the stocks which they, kept on hand during the year, but they did not think it fair to require the When Your House JNa* Wired ... i -V ., 1 J**' A|r»r electricity, we're tlie wires left showing If they were, you are tired of seeing them ind so are your friends. Have #ie house rewired in the let Our Ertiante 4 Firfo, N. l. The Challenge Iceberg The Charcoal Filled REFRIGERATOR Every Si*,s 1-z $15 to $50 I Hubert Harrington HARDWARE 4 "^GVftES^AL CATARftft Shelled FEED Com and Ground IdCLIVERED at ANY STATION I.sr lots only. Write lor price*. FULLY STOCK information regarding the number of at Omaha, Jseb., for the purpose acres which they had planted ih wireat considering the plan brought for last year and the number they expect American Society of to plant this year, They reachcd this *^ulty This stock is sold in certificates for one or mor| glares at $100 per share. This is a coupon stock with, guaranteed semi-annual dividends at the rate of 6 9® per annum. It can be cashed at the end of Vhree years, if the holder so desires. V This is an ideal investment for those who vvanf |0mething that is perfectly safe, and one that will give the holder no trouble, except to clip off a coupon every six months. We will be pleased to furnish further particulars tt$on request. OUR ASSETS ARC $875,000.01 THE "SAVINGS & LOAN" N«. 11, Broadway, Fargo, R,D. farmers to do what the merchants and jobbers do not do. A motion made by M. S. Blair of Reynolds to embody the agreement reached regarding this matter in the set of resolutions, which was adopted at this morning's session, was laid on the table, tiie convention not caring to go formally on record In the matter, but it was generally agreed that the farmers should refuse to furnish the statistical information which has nothing to do with the levy ing of the tax. After having spent some time in pre paring the resolutions the resolutions committee, which consisted of C. H. Newton, chairman Charles 17. Pler «on, secretary Carl F. Rokow and C. D. Mclntyre, reported a set of strong resolutions, which were adopted. Undoubtedly the most important featiire of these resolutions was the call extended for a national grain growers' convention to meet June 5, 6 for giain by the assessors all over the state and compiled* at Bismarck are. it -was a& ?Urnce marketing and pricing cr°Ps 8 manipulate the market. I f°vfs'b,: In the course of the discussion sev- ,'s so as to secure better prof- its for the farmer. All the other state unions of the society are asked to join in extending the call for this conven tion and all grain growers of the coun try are invited to attend and partici pate in the proceedings. Taking the ground that in conse- of lhe nerted. of no benefit to the farmers, produce as heavily as pos but are simply used by speculators to i competitive endeavor ot .8 ^arm as e e much land as farm ,and is bein» imP°ver- convention passed a resolu- rec°mnrR'nding that each farmer reduce the acreage which he plants to crops this year and farm the smaller acreage more carefully. The resolutions also included a dis cussion of the best method to be ad Opted for storing and holding grain of the 1907 crop. Referring to this the resolutions stated: "Resolved: That it be urged on Uje i farmers of the state that it is abso lutely necessary In order to secure the marketing price of products in 1907 that the farmers provide for them selves temporary bins on their farms i and at their shipping points and lease whenever opportunity offers, so that they may be able to hold grain until such time in the near future when this i society shall be able to devise and car ry out ways and means to assist the farmers in securing control of a line of elevators at local and terminal .points Jn which to, store their grain. A plan for securing steel tanks in which the farmers may store' their grain on their farms or at shipping 1 stations was diseussed and a eommit tee consisting of J. B. Hockridge of' »oan Hunter and O. Hauan of Mayville (which had investigated the matter re ported that the Jenkins Elevator Co. would endeavor to make tanks of the desired kind and holding 1,000 bushels of grain for 100, It was decided to give, a few of these tanks a trial. The state secretary of the society Was requested to notify all the organ izers and the secretaries of the local unions to impress on the minjd of every member of the society the ne cessity for pledging his entire crop to the society as it is necessary in order ted States. After this set of formal resolutions had been adopted, another resolution was passed recommending that the farmers adopt the plan of meeting their annual payments In January in place of in October as has heretofore been the custom. This afternoon's session of the con vention was devoted almost entirely to addresses the chief of which was delivered by J. A. Everitt of Indian apolis, president of the national or ganization of the American Society of Eqylty. In the course df his ad dress which was very comprehensive, President Everitt reviewed the whole plan of the American Society of Equ ity, discussing thoroughly its various features and answering the objections which had been raised to it. He stated that the principal points to be considered in the proposed plan were First, the pledging of the wheat second, the pooling and flnanc- Eft OCA II I |jiuuui.nig ckuiiuw Ipi R« FHtEMAN, ISO 8r0SdW£iy» rAnoU 1»B» 'and has been able to control the entire output of tobacco, and fix the price. "If this can be done with tobacco which is a luxury there cannot be any doubt that it can be done with wheat which lis a staff of life, the most desir ed food in the world. There are only 250 counties in the United States which produce wheat in any large quantity so that the ta3k is not a very difficult one." He argued that the farmers once having experienced the benefits of be longing to the American Society of Equity would stick to it. C. IT. Pierson made an interesting address In which he pointed out that in raising the price for farm crops the American Society of Equity would not force the purchaser to pay more for his food as the illegitimate profits of speculators, which would be eliminated under the new plan, would more than counterbalance the Increase in price. The relation of the movement to the American Federation of Labor was explained by Theodore G. Nelson of Mayville. He explained that if the plan of the American Society of Equity is carried out the farmers will be en abled to pay higher wages, more la borers will be attracted to the farms and there will be fewer to compete for work in the cities, so that the laborers there will be able to win their strikes and obtain higher wages and better conditions generally. Pres. J. L. C'ashel of the North Da kota Bankers* association telegraphed that his train was snowbound and he would be unable to address the con vention a« planned, and It was decided to ask W. C. Macfadden to speak in his place. The convention appointed the fol lowing committee to confer and,.co-op erate with the committee from the State Bankers' association which is in vestigating the grain handling facili ties at the head of the lakes and in the twin eities: J. W. Scott, Gilby Theodore G. Nelson, Mayville: George M. Smith, Amenia A. L. WetttWOrth, Kelso M. S. Blair, Ojata. GRATIAS WON. Fargoan Defeated the St. Paul" Cham pion in-Wrestling Match. |l. -H. Gratias, the "Saxon Demon," of Fargo, and Jim McAUley, champion of St. Paul, wrestled in Fargo last night and Gratias won two out of three falls. McAuley took the first in 134 minutes, Gratias the other two in and 32 minutes. The match pleased the spectators and there was a lot of rejolcioig over the victory of the Far- Only One Gam*. nB&d weather prevented games* it* the American and in the National leagues yesterday everywhere except at Bos ton, where the Nationals defeated Brooklyn 1 to 0. In Local Real Estate realty circles today it stated that Mrs. Mary Foreberg, widow of Peter a to control the market to guarantee that the farmers shall hold 60 per, *lome Mrs- Dr. Rose, on Third ave cent^of the shipping wheat in the Uni- I nue 0 ing of the crop and fourth the control fert upon the entire Kidney and of the tnarketing and pricing of the.^ Urinary structure, often overcom 4" ing the worst forms of Backache $ "Can this be done," he asked. "Four 1 and Bladder weakness tn just a years ago I would not have been so 4 uttle while. This mixture is said positive but now I know that it can be* done. The society has organized the 169 tobacco producing counties Forsberg has purchased the south at $7,500. The house is a solldly built comfortable home, erected last free*. W08TH SAVING. $. Here Is a simple prescription, 3 as given by an eminent authority on tCidhey diseases and Rheuma- $ tism: Fluid Extract Dandelion, one- $ half ounce Compound Kargon, 8 one ounce Compound Syrup $ Sairsarparilla, three ounces.. Take $ a teaspoonfui after each meal -f $ and at bedtime. A well-known locai druggist is 4 authority that these Ingredients $ 4 are harmless and easily mixed 4 at home by shaking well in a 3 $ bottle. He also states that he has •$ 4 been advised by many of his pa trons that this prescription has a peculiar healing and soothing ef- to remove all blood disorders and 4 relieve Rheumatism. KNIGHT GO. IN NEW HOME Nsw Printing Office and Bindery of I Knight Printing Co. as Swell oe a Bank. Nfot another building like It in the northwest. One of the largest bulldin#is in the state used exclusively for job and book printing and bookbinding is now practically completed and opened for business by the Knight Printing Co. S. F. Knight has spared no expense or time in preparing the bunding as he desired it in fact, his friends have exclaimed on all sides that the lavish expenditure of money to make the structure complete, convenient and modern has met the object thoroughly, i The solid brick block at 819 N. P. avenue, just one door west of the former plant, is 140 feet deep, two stories and full basement, and is used exclusively for the book binding and Job printing plant. The entire lower front of the build i Ing was taken out and modern pi a to glass windows installed, incluA ng leaded glass designs on the upper border, which border is at once strik ing and unique. The hall and lobby floors', which ire a neat design of tiling, together with the marble base rail, give the ippearance of a swell hank to lhe counting room. Mr. Knight's desk in Lhe front window Is inclosed with a three foot partition of soiid, quarlcr sawed oak, with marble base and top, Inside and out, which, by the way, matches all the fixtures in the main i office. The hand decorations of the veiling and walls, done by the Fargo Decorating Co., are most attractive and in each corner is reflected the trade mark of the company. A large wall cabinet, abutting the counting room counter, is loaded with office stationery and samples, which is to be carried in great quantities for all purposes, wholesale and retail. In the rear of the counting room, which is arranged for convenience, is Mr. Knight's private office, with par quet floors, colonial ceiling and bur lapped walls. It is safe to say that a more cozy and ideal office room is not to "be found In the city. This office is finished in weathered oak, with furniture to match, and from one wall appear the double doors of the vault. Back of the private office is plnced a small stock room, and beyond this one finds the press room. 100 feet deep and neatly done in White walls and the woodwork finished in oak. Here two new cylinder presses have been added to the battery, giving this department thfe greatest capacity of any job office in the st&te. Large windows on either side insure plenty of gpod light both for pressmen and compositors, the latter occupying the rea/) of the press room. Ofl the west center wall a modern waste pap'er consumer was installed, built of fire brick and asbestos, on which Mr. Knight has received the compliments of the fire chief of the paia* taken in doing this particular job correctly. Opposite the burner is the If levator, which is entirely enclosed to Me vent accidents to employes. This elevator rises to the large, light and airy bindery, which is positively ideal for this class of work, being 100 feet deep. A thorough equipment is con tained in this room, and its modern nes* will'aid materially in the rapid and proper finishing of work in a high class manner. In the front of the bindery is enclosed a large stock roofh, which Is already provided with several carloads of paper. For elegant arrangement and com pleteness of detail It is safe to say that no other book bindery or job printing plant can equal the new home of the Knight Printing Co. Mr. Knight deserves much credit for his pro gressiveness, and his plant will be and is a big ad for Fargo by whomever it is visited. Insure your time. Hatcher Bros. Plymouth Church Supper. T'He ladies of Plymouth church will serve one of their popular New Eng land suppers on Thursday, April 18, from 5:30 to 8 o'clock, at the church on north Broadway. Tickets 25c. SOOZfe HANDLERS* l" v 3 Dollars. 'd Megro Man and a Squaw Arrested in Emmons County. Linton Advocate. Tuesday An drew Slater, colored, one of the old timers about Winona* was arrested on the charge of selling whJsk£ ?to In dians on the Standing Rock reserva tion. Yesterday he was given a pre liminary hearing before U. S. Com missioner Weatherby who bound him over to the U. 8. district court. An drew has been arrested several times on other charges, but has each time been acquitted. A Sioux maiden ar rested as an accomplice, was acquitted owing to her Inability to distinguish reservation booze from tea. Attor ney Lane defended tfie lady and gen Uem%n of color. .i^ii 1, ,in 4A, t, I. Alexander, -~c i"?« '-a-*' Alexander, N. D., April 13,—To The Forum: Daily mail went into effect last Monday, Monday's mall* being the first mail received for ten days on ac count of condition of the roads and height of the river. Mail now leaves Alexander at 6:45 a. m., Arrives at Buford, 3:45 p. m., leaves Buford, 7:30 a. rn.. arrives Alexander 4:30 p. m. Miss Maiov visited with Mrs. Moore on her claim Sunday. Mr. Wm, ^Cennedy left a short time ago for his 'former home in Thompson, from whence* he will return with six yoke of oxen for breaking, besides 100 head of cattle for dairy and beef pur poses. Miss Lora and Merle Bradley visited with Miss Peart Wilson a few days last week. The dance given Wed%ssday night was well attended, Considering the condition of the road. Mrs. Wold entertained the Ladies' aid Wednesday evening to supper. Miss Vnde Marshall attended the dance Wednesday evening as the guest of Miss Dunlava. Cor. A. is too much risk. Brooklyn is declared in the matter of streets to be the rot tenest place in the country. 4*he mer chants declare that there is no small town In the country where the streets 4lre-:, in such a horrible condition. BUTTE UNIONS Underwood i Standard fTypewriter Since it has established the PLATEAU VISIBILITY all Typewriter Inventors have devoted their entire energies to schcmes for VISIBILITY. many OLD-LINE COMPANIES have abandoned their field organizations appar ently on account of visible competition. Numberless VISIBLE PATENTS tiaVC been purchased by people who have no VISIBLE VISIBLE TYPEWRITER TO SELL AT PRESENT. Underwood Typewriter Company 326 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minn, f09 N. P. Avenve, Fargo, N. D. HEAVY LOSERS i AGE. 1 Members of New York Retail Aesocia- New Y«rk fcftrii ia.~~Dry £r»*4K men throughout the city who are members of the Retail Dry Goods association, declare that they are heavy sufferers through the present bad Condition of the streets, a condition which is cost ing the retail trade thousands* of dol last month, to horses, wagons and goods on delivery. The merchants de clare tfyit their bill* for repairs in their stables have increased at an as tounding rate during the past year. According to one firm the repair bill for March was more than four times the amount spent on repairs in March, 1906, and other firms report Increases of from 20 per rent up. Veterinary bills are also reaching enormous pro portions. The heads of the big de partment stores are therefor# watch ing with keen interest th«* efforts of organizations like the Merchants' as sociation, the Citizens' union and the Automobile Club of America, which are working for betterment. The mer chants report that there are many holes in the streets which break springs, \s hifflelrees, wheels, spring axles, and citack tires. The horses are reported to suffer from bruises, sprains, cuts, brolcen legs and "mud fever." Fragile articles in the wagons are broken on broken wagons, or spoiled through de lay in delivery. One merchant declared that, there were a million and one BAD STREETS CAUSE BIG DAM-jpenn,t* Wm. D. Sweet: The people of Fargo are fortunate in the candidacy of Judge holes from Thirty-fourth street toj-^nd not in the public Schools, prhblt where the subway is to go under thojbly by teachers who have not had an river. It is declared that there are atom of real housekeeping. More do ten holes where there used to be one. niest lc work, at home, for our daugh Horses are killed all over the city by tens would be a great deal better. Of stepping into holes. Merchants de- course, if th£ girls cannot be given Hi dare they wouldn't care to drive finn struct ion in their own homes It is very horses through^ Sixth avenue, as there unfortunate for the girls. Such a depaft ment in the Schools of a great city is well enough, but for any town in this state it would be a reflection on the mothers of the state, and on this subf .Jfet't I shall seek the opinion of candi dates for the board of education. it ACCEPT RATIFIED IRS1 CONTRACT.^ r^ .. '5 4 Companies' fffvn Accepted the Preposition by a Vote of 207 to 51— The Result Hap OWf Hi*. Been Made Public. futte, April jaA^fte Biutte carpenters have ratified the proposi tion of the mining companies, t!u-h contract being accepted by a vote 207 to 51. The vote WAs taken nioiv than a week ago but hae just l»« en made public. •x of WHAT THEY SAY E. G. Jurgens, Rec. Sec.: Loyal Americans meet In Pirie's hall Monday. April 15. Card party, penny social and banquet after meeting. Bring your *!|friendf. Admission free. Bring Young for member of the school boand. 1 don know who hlH tion Claim That Bad Streets in Goth* jYiuality can be Induced to accept a am Are Costing Them Thousands ef I,lfcue on the opponent is—It is enough for me w hen a man of tl|l» board. When we begin ty rank the school board up to the grade of supreme court judgeships we arts beginning to get the school board i$t$ the right kind of atmosphere. City Auditor Morgan: There should be no difficulty for men and women voters to be guided aright in the mark ing of their ballots for members of the board of education next Tuesday. The ballots plainly state that there are threp members to be elected for the ful term, that is, three years and one member for two years—three selections only must be made from the upper group of six names, and one selection from the lower group of two names* Mr. Ballou or Mr. Rusch. Any other manner of marking th- ballot will de stroy its validity. Gentleman Citiseh: 1 notice that a "lady citizen" suggest* the Morn ing Call that a department of domes tic science should be established ih our piubiic Schools, so that our daugh ters may, be taught to cook and sew and Complains that there Is a lack of education along domestic lines. ft is true that our mothers (God bless them) were good cooks, but I desire to remind the lady 'oltixen that our 'mothers didn't learn domestic science in the public schools. Our mother* learned that science at home ajid taught it to their daughter*. "Why don't our lady citizens'•'do- as tiy^r mothers did? fj-' A Mother:J3I*.iHMI**'*.P»ace Ifor teaching our daughters domestic econ omy and sciences is in our own horue'3 Do you Know there is something pecul* tar thii spring about Aik# Ltnphcr Milt Dealer Wilt tell reu ASK rffW.