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The Fargo forum and daily republican. [volume] (Fargo, N.D.) 1894-1957, December 23, 1908, Image 6

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^Registered package* from outside
points are reaching the city earlier
than usual this yea.r,"said a posit office
official this morning, "and already our
business In far in excess at last year."
"Usually the big bulk of the register
Ad packages do not reach the olty until
Christmas day or at the earliest, the
day before, bat we have already re
ceived hundred* of registered paek-
_o.ov value $71*25
9000 value 67.30
us for Furs,
Grand Holiday Rush U Now on at the
Po*t Oflipe—Business Exoeeds
•Ir Uwt Year.
W' v««m
i0 cut k
cut to.
pen* and jrs u Bollu
4k Rogers. Prompt returns and high
est morket prices. We are headquar
ters for all goods In our line. Branoh
•tore at *03 Broadway. Fargo,
Wheatland Nawa.
Wheatland, N. D., Dec. 21.—1To The
Forum: Sam MoCaskejr, who owns
and operates one of the finest hotels
in Princeton, B. C., la home for the
"And Only Eight More Days
€2 50
Coats, Petticoats,
ages and the great holiday rush sems
to be on earlier than ordinary. In fact
it usually happens that registered
packages come stringing along after
Christmas and it looks as if those
using the registered malls are becom
ing educated to the f&ct that this class
of mail takes a longer time in the
sending than the ordinary mail and
they are making allowances."
J. M. Sullivan waa passenger to
go Sunday night.
Newt Hocking left for Fargo Sun
day evening, where he is attending
Miss Ethel Sherman, who has been
teaching sohool at Kenmare, N. D., is
home for the holidays.
Leo. Hall day was a Buffalo passen
ger Sunday night.
The dance last Friday night was
Leap Year"
.. i .- Vf
New Line of Silks in black and
tan, fancy colors in Lisle and
fancy Embroidered^/ assorted
5c to 10*00
5c to 10*00
Special Sales on Furs, Fur Lined and Fur Trimmed Coats. This
includes our entire stock of the famous Lanpher Line of Garments
60.00 go
New Arrivals of Fancy Muslin Combination Suits for Ladies
Entire Line of Ladies' Suits at January Reductions
holidays and after an absence of three
The N. P. has been reducing Its of
fice force at this point Operator Ray
Sherman transferred to Sanborn and
Operator F. J. Trinwlth to Spiritwood.
During Mr. Trinwith's eight months
stay here he has won many warm
friends, who was very sorry to learn
that he had been transferred to another
v»\ .'
Buy Usciul Gilts
Our line is complete in plain Lin
en, Shamrock, Lawns arid Fancy,
including Staple Initials, Em
broidery and Swiss Hand Work.
Prices from—
Our line is complete in plain Lin
en, Shamrock, Lawns arid Fancy,
including Staple Initials, Em
broidery and Swiss Hand Work.
Prices from—
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Wfe carfjr fiothirtg' but Fof'Hdllday use and our line com-
prises nearly all of the neccessities for women in ready-to-wear clpthing
and dependable styles for party us£
O VtJt to
well attended, being furnished with
the best of music. All report a good
E. O. Powlison's new telephone ex
change building when completed,
^-hlch will be In the near future, will
be the most up-to-date concern of its
kind in the county, if not state, giving
night service. Murray & Pickert are
the architects.
Our local sports are making long
eared rabbits sit up and take notice,
although not very plentiful.
Thos. Jones, N. P. pumper at Ma-'
pleton, spend Sunday with his family.
Jack McKinsie has been engaged by
M. McDonough to fit his stock up fot
his sale in March.
Chas. Mldgley is makiiig good as
a handy man for cold weather In his
long night drives with Dr. Jamison.
Richard Hocking transacted busi
ness in Casselton Monday morning.
It has been learned from responsi
ble parties that Mrs. Baird has pur
chased a milllonery establishment In
Fargo and will conduct it herself In
he latest and up-to-date manner.
A, A. Ganzkow will leave today for
:is home at Wells, Minn. Immediately
after Christmas he will visit Chicago
and other eaatern cities before leav
ing for Europe.
The McMHllan sisters, are able to
e out again after a week's sickness.
Miss Florence Lathrop, Wilmar Mor
ris and W. D. Turner were Fargo pas
sengers Monday morning.
Mrs. J^y O'Conner, who has been
.erlously 111 for the past week, is im
proving slowly.
The M. E. churcfc will put on a
Christmas exercb* Cnrutnuu i vo iai
will surpass anything of its kliul in
years, under the personal direction of
Rev. O. L. Anthony. Cor. W.
Ac^thlng about ..ervcri sing or jpfi
pe'rs' any where? Phone 266. Edwards
adverising agency. Information free.
North Dakota Association.
The annual meeting of the North
Dakota association will be held at
Johnson hotel Thirteenth and
northeast, Washington, Thursday, Dec.
31, at 8 o'clock, when officers will be
elected for the ensuing year.
J. G. Hamilton, C. A. Lounsberry,
President. Secretary.
Standard Patterns
From the foremost manufac
turers in New York, in Silk
Nets and Messalines, and Dutch
ess Satin.
From the foremost manufac
turers in New York, in Silk
Nets and Messalines, and Dutch
ess Satin.
New line of Silks in fancy cbl
ors, and colore^aia4 White
Prices from— TV
5.00 to 19. SO
41.50 go at
Christmas Service of 8und«y Sohool
at Gethsemane Cathedral Tomor
row Afternoon at O'eiook.
A most beautiful and attractive ser
vice is planned to be held at Gethse
mane cathedral tomorrow, Thursday,
afternoon. It will be at the usual
hours of the vesper service 6 p. m.,
and will last less than an hour. This
constitutes the Christmas- service of
the Sunday school ana is always a
delight to those who attend, but this
year it will be particularly so. The
music will embrace lovely new carols
by Whitney Coombs as well as the
sweet old hymns.
A new feature of the service will be
the "giving Christmas tree." A small
tree will be set up In the church and
at a certain point in the service the
children will come forward and lay at
the foot of the tree their gifts to the
Christ Child later both trees and
gifts will be aken to tha homes of
needy children.
This Is a public service to which a
general and oordial invitation Is ex
Nineteen Out of Forty-five Pass Ex
amatlon for Consular 8ervlcf.
Washington, Dec. 23—-The boa*d 6f
examiners has certified to the secre
tary of state a list of successful can
didates, who are eligible to appoint
ment in the consular service, having saba range last summer which caused
passed the examipations prescribed by him to lose the use of one eye and al
the board. Of the seventy-one can- most the total use of the other. Be
dMates who were designated for ihe sued for $60,000.
examination only forty-flvo appeared,. The case was given to the Jury at 4
and but nineteen passed the examina- o'clock yesterday afternoon and the
11^ I verdlot was rendered about (5 o'clock.
Wisconsin Joseph J. Sleehta. South
Those soecessfttl for the position of Dr. J. M. Robinson, a Duluth spec*
consul include the following Wilbur ialist, who is treating Graoer, testi
ly Bonney, Illinois Stuart J. Fuller, fied yesterday that the patient would
Dakota, BJdward D. Winsiow,
and Leo J. K&ena, Michigan.
For student interprateirships and
consular assistants, Ripley Wilson of
IIHoins was one of those who were
farm* Waa* Ms Oat SeauWf-
t* »»V "j-.
Augusta, Gfl.., Dec. 23.—Tart decid
ed today to visit the state of Texas at
ome convenient time after his Inaug
uration. While his itinerary for the
/islt has not been arranged, he will
nal^e the city of Dallas one of the
rinclpal points of the state. Thirty
ities and towns of the Lone Star state
•nlted in a request for his presence at
my time he should choose to come.
The acceptance of the Invitation Is
in accordance with Taft's well defined
plan to Impress upon the south the
necessity of becoming practical in Its
politics. He is to bring his adminis
tration into close touch with, the south,
according to his declaration, and hopes
to bring the people of that section
to realize the necessity of itself taking
a hand in national -.affairs.!^.
EYE WORTH $18,7*8.
Duluth, Minn., Dec. 23.—One of the
largest personal Injury verdicts ever
rendered In St.
county was given
to Frank Gracer last evening by a Jury
in the district court, which awarded
him $18,700.
Gracer was Injured by a, blast of
dynamite in one of, the Oliver Iron
Mining company's mines on' the Me-
never recover the sight Of his injured
eye. He can see a bright light, but
h« cannot move around without an es
Frank Gongs, foreman of the mine
in which Grace was injured, told the
jury that the manner 0t the blast that
blindr.d Gracer was tlM same that la
Ik Hmmoa use.'
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Qreat Northern Has Completed W»
Purchasf. of Right
Mirth of Willlafoh.
Wllliston State: Tnat wrillston Is
to have & new railroad line there Is
no doubt. Mr. Clay, representing the
Great Northern railroad, has Just com
pleted the purchase of right-of-way
for a line nine miles north, up the
Muddy. It Is announced that from
there the line will run ea«t and meet
the main line again at Ray, that the
purpose of the building of the road is
to assist east bound trains to get
ver the tiresome Wheelock hill, and
hat west boufid trains will run direct
from Ray here over the old line as
But it is pointed out that James J.
Hill has long known of the rich terri
tory north of here to the Canadian
ine, and that he is anxious to tap
his fertile territory and make it a
gigantic feeder to his railr'oad lines
md to river boats that will be put on
vhen congress decides to spend money
mprovlng the river and making it
navigable from rprt Benton to its
There is very little doubt, now that
i line Is coming to us from the south,
ind there is a feeling that two may be
jullt within the next two years, that
*.he Milwaukee is anxious to reach
nhe Wllllston field and secure a portion
its wealth giving patronage.
Work will begin at an early day on
Jie Great Northern branch, and If the
jrediction that it will really extend
o the Canadian line is verified thou
sands of employes will be drawn into
chts section and Wllliston will boom
is she has never boomed before.
A year ago a man predicted that
Wllliston would have 10,000 people In
1910, and his friends laughed at him.
Three years ago a man predicted that
n 1908 Wllllston would have 3,500 in
1908, and his friends laughed at him.
The "City of Opportunity" trebled its
population before the Irrigation work
tvas consummated. It passed the
J,BOO mark. And now the skeptic
?oases to laugh when the prediction
is made that Wllllston will have 1Q.QQ0
In 1910.
Heaton Correspondence.
Heaton, N. D.. Dec. 20.—To The
Forum: Tuesday night the Royal
Neighbors initiated Mrs. C. I. Turner
in tlio camp mysteries. Delicious re
freshments were served. Nearly all
the members were present and enjoyed
i very pleasant evening. The camp
re-elected all the old officers as the
odge had been Organised so short a
•ime. New members arc signing al
nost daily and the Royal Neighbors
will soon be equal in sise to the M.
tV. A.- here.
Rev. E. E. Saunders suffered a bad
ittack of neuralgia the first of the
week, but we are glad to n'te his
apid recovery.
Midweek prayer meeting was held
it the Banik home last Wednesday
leventeen- being present. Thin week
grayer meeting will be held at the
lome of Mr. and Mrs. Tritchler.
A crowd of our townspeople drove
o Bowdon Saturday night and en
loyed a good time roller skating.
Leon St. Jacques left Friday "for
ills home in Minnesota where he will
spend the holidays.
Miss Olive Saunders arrived Friday
from Grafton to spend her Christmas
vacation with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. Saunders.
A nine pound baby girl arrived at
the home of Claude Farrel, Friday
night. All concerned are doing nice
Johnnie Saunders and Dallas Barber
were Sykeston visitors Saturday.
Everyone is urged to be present
at the Christmas tree and programme
to be had in the hall Thursday night.
John Loyd and family were enter
tained at the home of C. I. Turner
for dinner last Sunday.
The Woodmen's annual ball which
was given a week ago Friday was
in every way a grand success. The
crowd was large and well behaved
and of course the Woodmen made it
a point to see that all should enjoy
themselves to their utmost. The ticket
receipts were $43.
Bert. HUd left Thursday for Chi
cago having been called their by the
deah of his father. Mr. Hlld had been
suffering with pneumonia for sevral
weeks and his recovery was hardly, to
be expected because of his tige. Mr.
and Mrs. Hild have the sympathy of a
host of friends in their late bereave
Mrs. Ed. Banlk was. hostess to tile
ladies rf the aid society. After the
business part of the society was over
delicious refreshments were served
and the guests departed at a late hour.
A moving plctv?e show together* with
a dance was to have been given In
the hall Thursday night but owing to
the failure of the arrival of the ga«
tanks Mr. Crawford was unable to
put on the show and as the'crowd in
town was but small the dance was
postponed also.
On Friday night Mrs. C. G. Smith
.was the hostess to a number of ladles
at a shower given In honor of a bride
to be, ,Mlss Elisabeth Klinger. The
rooms were beautifully decorated In
red hearts and bells, with the jame
color scheme carried out In hearts
at the table. Miss Rebecca Falk was
the fortunate one to pet the dime
and thimble which were found In the
socret cake and Miss Bessie Idso
found the ring. Miss Klinger was
the recipient of a number of pretty
and useful presents as token of the
love and esteom of her friends. Mrs.
Smith spared no amount of time or
energy in making the event a very
beautiful affair throughout. The ladles
departed at about 1:80 all having had
a most enjoyable time.
The Philomathlan literary society
which Is made up of the young ladles
of our olty school, entertained on Fri
day night most royally the young men
of the same institution. A short pro
gramme was rendered, lunoh served
and games were played, all of which
was most enjoyable.
Mrs. Ed. Banlk went to Carrington
Friday and while there was the guest
of Mrs. A1 Paysno,
The M. W. A. Initiated Isaac Loepke
In the mysteries of Woodcraft Sat
urday night and also held election of
officers. The following officers were
elected for the ensuing year: V, C., W.
Trltohlerj W.
-»r ,.r
V 7 4 -1
B. R. Hlld: clerk!
I, Turner- banker, C. Nichols
escort, A. E. Blaner I. W., Le« Guld
en! sentry, O. G. Smith manager for
three years, V, 'X Klinger{ oamp
physicians, F. Swarthout and br.
Adam Smith of McClueky Is the
guest of his brother-in-law, Ed Banik.
Odelia Hartman and baby sister re
turned to their home in Goodrich
Wednesday after spending a week
vis it inj» with relatives to Heaton,
•'..a?'-:* -ow.
Las* Ohanae
buy Xmas
at almost
L. Moody. __
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to cbwiMooft* ifirB'ttr.
The new freight rate wnlch has been
agreed upon between the Northern
Pacific railroad, the railroad commis
sion and the jobbers of the state will,
aside from benefiting the Jobbers as
sist a great deal in making North Da
kota a manufacturing state.
"While we are benefited by tha'
fourth class rate reduction," said W.
I?. Sweet of the firm of Bristol St
Sweet, harness manufacturers and
Jobbers, "we will receive our greatest'
help from the changes made In the
commodity rate Into the state. This
change puts several articles on tho
commodity list, principally raw ma
terial, and It is in this way we are
most benefited. One of the greatest
things desired in this state is more'
manufacturing industries and the rate
will help materially in this direction."
,The rate will likely go into effect,
the first of the year. At least that is
the understanding between the rail
road commission and the rate commit
tee of the commercial club and Pres.
R. S. Lewis of the club thought that
the change would be effected by that
The jobbers of the state and espe
cially of Fargo are much pleased with
the reduction and especially with the
nice manner in which the railroad met
their requests. The reduction is prin
cipally In the fourth class, together
with the notable changes In the com
modity list. The fourth class reduc
tion puts the Jobbers on an equal basis
with the eastern Jobbers In the terri
tory covered by the Northern Pacifio
and they have the advantage of loca*
tlon and time.
Will Benefit Grocerymen.
This reduction In the fourth-cUtM
freight rate will be very beneficial to
the wholesale grocerymen of the state
and especially those of Fargo, putting
them on an equal basis with the gro
cerymen of the twin cities and Duluth,
something that they had never before
enjoyed in the territory on the North
ern Pacific east of the Missouri river.
While the local grocerymen have been
competing with the eastern jobbers
in this territory the difference 1n
freight rates came out of their profits,
some articles not making a cent's
worth to" the local wholesale men.
Sixty per cent of the stuff handled
by the' wholesale grocerymen will be
effected by this reduction of the fourth
class rate, the reduction on these arti
cles running from one to jour cents
on the hundred pounds.
F. F. Grant, of the wholesale gro
cery firm of Prak, Grant & Morris, said
today that the shippers of the state
got all that they asked for and wera
satisfied with the result.
"The railroads," said Grant, "acted
very fair in the matter and were will
ing to give us what we requested. The
rates on the other roads are such tfcat
we could compete with the eastern
Jobbers but that on the Northerti Pa
cific did not give us the same advan
tages. The two locill rates firom the
twin cities and Duluth was less than
our carload rate to Fargo and our
local rate out, but the reduction evens
up the matter and puts us exactly on
the same basis as to freight rates. We
have the advantage of being near our
territory, which Is 'a point in our
"While we have been doing a good
business In the territory on the Nor
thern Pacific east of Mandan we lost
on profits 4n paying the excess rate
and meeting the prices of the eastern
Jobbers and this reduction of the
fourth class rate, which covers sixty
per cent of our line, makes a difference
of from one to four cents per hundred
Hardware Men Pleased.
Tha wholesale hardware men aro
so much pleased with the reductiofi ftjr
It effects a large per cent of the arti
cles handled by them. George Hall, of
the Hall-Robertson Hardware Co., In
speaking of the rate, said: "This
effects our business in about the same
way as It does the grooerymen, al
though I think that we have a little
more high class stuff than the gro
cerymen. All the staple articles are
affected by the rate and will put us
on an equality with the Minneapolis
and St Paul Jobbers in the territory
east of the. Missouri river and tribu
tary to the Northern Pacifls."
Rather a Peculiar System.
In a rate hearing at St. Paul yester
day, the attorney for the state, in his
examination attempted to find the rule
by which the apportionment of cer
tain passenger rtaes in the state ofj
Minnesota was discriminated against.
The rates It was stated, were appor
tioned upon a mileage basis. One wit
ness said: In every instance when I
on« state had a lower legal rate per
passenger mile than the adjoining
It always suffers when an »*-.
tlmate of the business is made on tha
mileage basis."
When the legal rate is applied in as
certaining the proportion, th^ amount
of passenger traffic in Minnesota shows'
a decided increase. Mr. Durmcnt for
the state, brought out the testimony
by using concrete examples of pa*
^fnger business, finding the rates and
then having the witness make th«s di
visions according tc the two rules. Al
though the deference was small !n.
any Instances, taking the total ot,t'»o
business into consideration, th£ Min
riff-ota portlm .f. the rates is efiv«n a
decided handicap,
CAS H—450,000,000.
New York, Deo. 28.—The great
est amassed amount of actual cash
ever transported through a city
street in the history of the world
will be heaped In wagons Sunday
and carried from the old quarters
of the National city bank to its
new loeation In the rebuilt aus
toms house.
Fully $60,003,000 In gold, silver
and bills, and about 9600,000,000
in bonds and seourltte* will be
transferred, The National City t»
the {Standard Oil financial Institu

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