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Markets QftAIN MArtKci*. (hWttliMi furnished by C. Uwll A C«v Grain Commission*!-* Mli Stock brwKsrs. D)fr*mb«r *Vh*at. Ctu. Trrtv Minn. 1.01% 1.02* 1.07H .. 1.01% 1.07 .. 1.02)4 10711 i'«iMy WhMt Opes HlffH Low CH»*e Low 4 Ope*. Higfc Low. Cloai Low Clow No. S northern "iff No. 1 northern to arrive. No. 2 northern t.p an^vej. No. 1 durum ., 1. ,.. •. »/.*• N o 2 u u 7 V i No. 1 durum to arflva ...1. No.. 3 white oats No. 3 yellow corn Barley Rye ...» Flax .......... 6ml 1.07% Chi. MtnS. 1.08 Open High Low Cfc*e Dttl. v 1.09 3.09% 1.09% 1 8% 1 09% 1.06% 1.091 1.05% 1.081 1.06% 1.0Mb* July Wh5»t Chi. .#7% .#8% .»7% Opea Mlnpk 1.09% 1.09* 1.09%. Clow ..... .98% Chicago Corn. Ma* .60% .61 .60* .4i,r -'HT .61 July .60% .60% .60% .17% ,18 .ft7% .87% Chicago Oat*.', Dec. May .19% .51%., $o% .51%. •.•9%- .61%. j$0 .61%., Chicago Pck. Otttn High LoW~., Close July .46% .46% .46% 46% Dec. '1*:? Opeft J*h. May uM 16 .*« 16.82 16.56 .. -18.*? 16.26 1 6 .11 16.56 Close Liverpool Wheat @%"c- lower oohi %@%C higher. Minneapolis Cash MtrkMi^ No. 1 hard No. 1 northern «, 1 09% No. 2 northern 'l.07% Dec. flax 1.43% May flax* »«». ».«,• 1 45% Local Market*. l'"ilorthern "Nb. uorthernT No. 3 northern. No. 1 durum Nc. I. durum Cattle 23,000 steady. ''-^heep 18,000 strong. Receipts at Omaha. ,J.„ 4 1.05% ,-1.10% "'1.07% .92 4 .90% B4% ."8% .71% -vi* 1.44% Duluth Cash Markat *1 1 northern .,?A............1.09% No. 2 northern^ .*.]( 1.07% No.-tl durum •«,*.'*«.'*.• .91% No. 2 durum ..,..^^,...^.1*^ Dec. durum May durum .....^* Oata .... ..y Barley ..«•. •«. Rye ...rij.»-• ••..*!»«..,•••((, Cash flaxi 89% .90% .93% .48% .68 .11 1.44% 1.02 1.00 .98 .83 n »v»*» Receiptk at Chkifl,' 'Wheat 12 ca^s corn 57^* cara odts dars last ,yeart holiday. lapaiptt at Mir»nea|olla.i ,^T W e a i 2 1 & a a str.t Recaipte at SuluUk -Wheat 25 cars. ,..-vv Receipts c.t Winnipeg. 9 Winnipeg 142 cars, last year .***• r*uta and Oatif, Minneapolis Drivilegc.? May whaat— Puts $1.09 calls $1.09%. Chicago Livestock Market. Hogs 35,000 left over 6,023 -proa pects steady light $4.80@6»60 heavy $5.20g5.80 Wl::ed $email@example.com rough 15.10 @5.40. Hogs 6,500, cattle 1,800, sheep. 1,000, Receipts at Kunsas City. iffoers 10,000, cattle 4,000, sheep 4,000. ^3outh St. Paul Livestock Market. Slogs 4,400 steady, $5.1f(86.3b. attle 700 atrong.'. hefp 400 strong. it Stock h. s, WW i", Manager. flartcn Block, Parg«b 4. ft PHONl B1& a 1.1 Hi —i— HID£« AND FUKS. Qvotec? by *r- "aw Boiies dL Rogera, Bide ja&rkat reached a ht*b level §4vise prompt shipment -Na O. S. cured hldea ..... J10%9 8, B. cured calf skins .14 Q. S. cured bull hldea .08 S. S. cured horse..... 1.00 dreen hldea ic leaa, 'CI.- 8. palta. good Hlfc V" 1 akin* »o.l. •o»% •iJ% .0? v 0 .ft Tillow *ls 9 FuH,' lUkunk .$§& 1.00 Muskrat •».«».«••.. •••«.. ,]IO .16 Raccoon .73® 1,7S Mink S.DOQ 1,00 ..04 l.eoff e.oo Rad Fox Badger ...... Wolf 1.009 $.00 Weaael ,..*•••«*'( .10® .10 Wildcat ......... ....... 1.(9® 2.00 Bearer I.W0 7.00 Otter ». 00*10.00 .. i.oo® 2.60 Market Arm oa hldaa. *Bollai» 4k P)gwa. Geraiity 4 Co. CK^/iN STOCKS ferial, Cotton, Cefto 0 and 4 Morton Slock, Farg*» N. D. LON DISTANCE PHONiSl ferthwettem Main "1 TH-Steta M. ?*a!ualva ?rlya*a Wiw. flnMy BarraM A Co* Chicago raapoadantib MB3MBBR8 OF: fefofcgo Tra ». mm, utMhU a i,MS IN mint PLA"H£ QLA38 INQOL i WS AT- OON SMASHED BY "BILLY" MC CARTHY, WHO WE*IT BROKE LA8T NIGHT AND WANTED A *fHIOHT CAP"* "Billy" McCarthy asked for a free drink at the Gold Mine saloon laat night, and because he had no money and it being considered that he had a "load" of sufficient proportions, he was refused. The refusal raised Ih'e ire of the merry Irishman and to "get even" fie smashed a large plat® glasr window into smithereens. In lieu oi the fine Imposed McCarthy was re manded to the county Jail for ninety days by Justice Malloy. 5 The police of Moorhead lost night scoured the trysting place of unde sirables and locked a number of thevi. up^ They were remanded to jail for various terms this morning, and some were ordered to leave the city. JAG FARM IS LOCATED State Board of Control Make* taction on Foots Lake Near WiUmaft Inebriates^ on. by the legislature two years ago, will be located on Foote Lake About two miles from Willmar, lh Kandlyoh county. A resolution to this effect waa pas- ia i control yesterday l-afternoon, but the definite location is subject to adequate water supply and sewage disposal, and the construction of a spur track from the Great North ern tracks. Subject to these require ments the new state Institution will b« located upon a tract- of 343 acres, which has' been offered to the board for $70 an acre. The land lies on the northwest shore of F-ote Lake, a small body of water, and will provide an ideal location for the farm. The expenses of the location, and buiding is to be borne by a 2 per cent tax upon all liquor licenses issued by municipalities and counties. The fund from this tox has been growing- for several years and now amouata to nearly $40,000. Law Held Conatltutional. Several months ago the supreme court decided in a test case that the law by which the tax was ordered is constitutional. This suit delaped the location of the institution, but several weeki ago the board of control defi nitely set a lihiit whert all proposals for the location of the farm should be before the board. Ther^ were slk bids" for thfe home, and the site hear Willmar'w«a deter minfl upon in a resolution Introduced by P. M. Rlngdal of the board of con trol. It Is claimed that the water supply la excellent, but no analysis has yet been made by th bo..rd. If the water proves satisfactory and the spur track can be constructed the institution will go to Willmar. There is now BA Institution in that district. A .t V VALLEY FARMERS Red RSver Valley Tillera Capture Plrat Prizea at National Corii Exposition. At the National Corn exposition re cently held at Omaha. Neb., Red rivet valley farmers weve considerably in the limelight and they won first prise* for clover, Wheat and oats In competi tion open to Minnesota. Referring to official reports of the exposition The Crookston Times makes the fol lowing brief summary: "Reports have Just been received of idme of the awards of prizes made at the great National Corn exposition at Omaha,and according to these reports the farmers in the vicinity of Warren, Minn., who sent exhibits of grain to said exposition, have fared excedingly well, in fact leading the world on clover seed and barley. The March farm captured the first prize on clover, and J. W. Thomas, the third price on WEEKLY MARKfeT LETTER. South 3tJ Paul, Dec. 23. Cattlo Hogs iBKeep OA« day thfa ... week ...... l,»fa 2,^00 100 Same day last 7! •'. week 2,Wtr. M43 3f.H0 Jan., 1 to date 459,661,1101,863 35b,217 Same time last year ...... 517,031. 837,800 507,153 •, Cattta. 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Saturday. ,.j, Monday -.. .-. .lft.0&<§5.5 i.1605.36 06^5 55 firstname.lastname@example.org 1S&W3.70 6J,5 ..JkOOaM5 email@example.com 'firstname.lastname@example.org 5.00m,15 4.7 fi'#5.60 5.10®B.30 4 4.75# 5.00 5,15@5J0 ,V Spfiit* lambs $IjW®6.75 Bwi H, "food to cholcd l.BO®4.00 Yearlings, good to choice* 5.00(^5.60 Wethers, food to choice |.email@example.com Buck lambs firstname.lastname@example.org Cull buck lambs l.&0@4 00 Western Stookera and Feeders. Wethers, good to choice... .11.85®4.00 Yearlings, good to choice... 4,16®4.35 Lambs good to #hoie*», l.00@3.S8 ETwes, breedttt# 1.50#4 25 Comi -.•?& /b"*es, I,2b*'3 *Ki ia icy. In compet! km* world'. L. Larnberson has won the first prise of' $100 on the best half bushel of wheat, Jn competition open to Minnesota only. Said wheat was raised on the Riverside farm. He also won the fourth Sweepstakes prise of 125 on what. In competition open to northern states. A. D. Van Sickle haa won the drat prise of S100 on oats, in competlion open to Minnesota only, H. "J. Beardmore getting the third prise of 18 and Muhger & Soh, the Objections AnaWeratf. One of the most proclaimed obJe^-f tions to the proposed charter amend ment, providing for the paving of Front street and other streets, next spring, is the paving of the block on Front street between Eighth and Ninth streets, the objectors claiming that there was an item of $10,000 back taxes long past du$ far former, pav- Ing assessments. were explained. It was explained that of the twenty-four lots between Eighth and Ninth streets, nine had signed to pay cash when the paving was done. Upon three others there were no delinquent taxes and they are owned by parties, who, it .was, declared, would pay. Six lots are^ owned by the Great Northern railway,? and the general opinion was that they41 would pay the $1,200 or $1,500 requir ed, considering the fact that the Nor thern Pacific was putting up about^ $9,000. Five lots were shown to have delinquent taxes against them, and four to have assessments for the old paving unpaid. The total bf these, without penalty and interest, was fig ured to amount to $1,815, from the auditor's statement submitted, and as to the interest and penalties the city loses nothing, since the penalty and in terest on deliquent taxes goes to the county. It was further stated that of the original tax, the county and state are interested in a portion of it, so that the loss to the city would figure about $1,500, as against 410,000 which was represented to be the loaa. As to another objection, that the passage of the amendment would r« ard itll. other public improvements, such a#.the building of lateral sewers, etc., it was stated that this provision was put in by the bharter ^ommlsslon, to protect the owners of small homes, as well as larger ones, by keeping the city debt withlfj thf legal limit. It was also figured that it would delay improvements for but ow year. I 8tole a Horae at Barnp«viHa.t- «r 1 Shortly after the time he left^ his bed, early yesterday morning, John Allen, a farmer living near Barnes yille, heard a pomrn.otion, in. his horse barn and as he left 'the* house to In vestigate he saw one horse being taker, out of the barn which the thief mount ed and rode rapidly away. Mr. Allen called to his wife to bring a lantern and as she was crossing the yard she shipped and broke her collar bone. After the injured woman had been attended to Mr. Allen started off In pursuit of the thieves. The po lice of Moorhead and Fargo, and sher iffs of the surrounding country havf been informed,s. but .^tQt ,a wo^J. ,, been heard yet. MARSHALL OIL CIJ OOOliES NO FEES STORY PUBLISHED fN MORNING PAPER IN FARGO TO EFFECT THAT MARSHALL COMPANY HAD BEEN CAUGHT TRYING TO EVADE FEES IS MISSTATEMENT Under startling caption this morn ing, the democratic morning paper prints a story about the alleged eva sion of fees due in Minnesota, by the Marshall Oil Co., Fargo, for fh« In spection of oils In the .former state and that $718 had been wrung out of the Marshall people by the alertness of a Moorhead deputy inspector. Manager MoCaw of the Marshall Oil Co. of Fargo informs The Forum that there is not an atom of truth in the report and that the paper fn question has badly crossed wires on the sub ject, that his company meets all de mands of the Minnesota oil inspector promptly and there has never been a disposition to dodge fees and if ther$ has been any oversights they are ig norant of the fact, The Moorhead deputy is Editor Me lander of The Citizen and to The For um this afternoon, he said: "The story In that Fatgo morning paper is all 'Greek' to me and I have not" been 'wise' or 'unwise.' As far as I know the Marshall -people have not subjected themselves to- any com plains by State Inspector McEweri. Somebody has evidently been dream ing, or else has been imposed upon. I know nothing whatever of 7$7 barrels of oil slipping Into Minnesota for sale in- this distrinct I inspect certain tanks belonging to the Marshall oil Co. once a month and up to date I have been paid my fees through the regular source promptly." \..'Z PERSONAL NOTKS. 00 THB fABOO fOSOK ASD BAILY HBPUBLICAlr, WEDNESDAY EVKNIITO.PECEMBKIF 23- l®0». X'V^ George, Wilson of .were among the ar- Mr. and Mra. Dickinson, N, D. rivals.. J. W. Salndon Is ?p from Superior, W-l».. Mis* Sarah Lynch was i* from Com sto£k* T. Heigefoa. represent^ Crooks ton In the city Henry Tuft was in from Hawley. W. G. Richards of Kragnes has .£one to-Calumet, Mich., to spend Christmas with friends at his birthplace. Miss Anna L. Murphy of the normal School has gone to her home at Fel- a vlMf Utom fh«fr-*on, •Alfretf'tj. 'Murk. M. P.. Spokane, Wash. Professor ind JMfs. Boothroyd left •'his morning for Northcoate, Minn., to '•pc&t "CfrrlHtmnntid*. fPre«byteri*i* Churoh Tonight. The Christmas tree, exercises of the PrefHiyf^rlan church 'Sunday school, open to the Moorhead, will be held this evening. A number of the children will participate in a seasonable and well arrar*eff pro gramme and they will be assisted by the choir of the church, and the pas tor. Miss Hilda AL,Strom, formerly of tha state "hospital at Fergus Falls, but now a professional nurse at MSnot, N. D., stopped over In the city between trains on her way to her old home at Pelican I ftaplds, wheFe she will spend the holi- w1.^ h^f fourth of 17. Mr. Van Sickle h1bo|^| V '?&!. JJj JfL' carried off the Sweepstakes* prlae of U* Ty**1 7*% |€0 on oats, in competition of northern states. Reports of many of the con- i Justice Malloy made a North Da kota couple happy yesterday when he tests In which Warren farmers had made entries had not yet been re ceived, and it is confidently expected that these will be even more credit able. Nothing has been heard con cerning the oat club exhibit open td the world in which there were five entries from this city. The first prise in this contest is valued at }800. In the wheat milling specials, open to the world, best half bushel for light bread flour, and best half bulhel for pastry flour, Warren farmers also ex pect to aeore." ,• •. .• mother and family, tied t:"c nuptial knot for Ed. S. Qil^ ber t»on Sargent county and Mi-si Gsr-a OUcX- of Cass county. The pair "eft t'-r Po'k county to spend Christ inas. wih !"!enda. Obsequies for Miss Clara 'Strata, jWhose demise waa reported a day or two ago, were held yesterday afternoon at. Trinity Norwegian Lutheran church, the Rev. John Peterson, pas tor officiating. Many school and col lege friends of. Miss Stratc attended the services and contributed. beauti ful floral tributea. T. A. Thompson, register of deeda el^ct at Crookston has announced that he ,will appoint Miss Louise Mossefln, an experienced abstracter, as his de puty and she will assume here duties the Arst of the year. Miss Mossefln has many friends in this part of the R» d' rtver valley. The Congregational church pit Per ijus I-alis has extended a call to the Rev- At the commercial club meeting Minn., to the pastorate of the church Monday night this and other objections Harris S. Wiley of Sprine Valley at the ,ormer Place- He is a youn« He is a man of remarkable pulpit eloquence. Manager Brown of the ctreet rail way company is being highly com mended for his eye for business in put ting the short line car on a few hours earlier for the accommodation of the Christmas .shoppers. j. ^EUliyAP K!FU?(i "'v. ^torr^e yt*ars ago wrote a book for boys relating to the fishing smack, "We're Here," and various adventures on the Grand Bank. We wish to remind the older folk at the present time that WE'RE HERE. STONE PIANO COMFAN^. ASYLUM TRUSTEES SPECIAL MCETlNp OF JAMES TOWN HOSPITAL BOARD HELD YESTERDAY—THE LEGISLATIVE APPRO 1* PRIA7I0N. SfcU-There Jamqrtown, 1. D., Dec. was a 8p£ciaf meeting of the state hospital board yesterday at which all members wore present. .Rlans for the institution improvement* ind to meet the new demands that will be made during the coming year were dis cussed at some length. It is the de sire of the trustees to secure an ap propriation from the legislature to complete the other half of the violent ward building, first half of which waa built last summer, but remains un occupied and unused. The matetr of a septic t^.nk to care for the sewerage of the institution will also be necessary as the present manner of disposing of the same in the river south of that institution cannot long be continued. A properly constructed tank for this purpose will cost about $5,000. It is also necessary to have a house separate from the asylum ward build ings for the use of the employes and farm hands engaged in work at the institution. A "building where such employes can be boarded and remain apart from the patients will, be a saving in time, and something that is quite necessary. It Is intended to improve the grpunds around the asylum consider ably (the coming year, setting out more trees, adding additional lawr and sidewalk. The amusement hall which is now too small, It is desired to have ex tended, and two new boilers are re quired for the boiler house to replace those that have been in use for nbou* eighteen years. There are now. 570 of hospital population and new af. vu.,. are continually being received. Friends and relatlyes throifghout the state have sent many donations of Christmas present/j for the patients and the "usual distribution will be made this coming Christmas by Bippt Baldwin and his assistants. The awake person reads the want ads every day—and answers some al most as often. CONSPIRACYAMONG W. U. OPERATORS Seattle. *#**!»., Dec tlon by the auditing department of th Western Union Telegraph Co., aided by private detectives sent out along the Northern Pacific and Great North ern railroads from the Pacific coast Minneapolis, has resulted in the arrefi of the agent at Ritzville, Wash., th discharge of twenty telegraph opera o s a v a i o u s o e s a i o n s a n h uncovering of what is believed by th officials of the company to be a con splracy systematically to rob the West ern Union Telegraph Co. of toll receipt on messages filed by passengers on trains. !. Superintendent Reed of the Wester Union Telegraph Co. said today "About a year ago our bookkeei in and auditing department began to ex perlence difficulty In tracing message of which they had no record in check lng accounts, but upon which conr plaint had been received of noo-de livery and delay. "As high as 46. per cent of thei messages were never reported lh tlb monthly statements to our checking di partment and further Investigation re suited In positive proof that this prr ceeding held good o|l mtoy message filed with operators at railroad sta tlons. "The man arrested at Rltsytlle hi confessed and hfs trial Is set for tlx early part of the year. We cannot stv yet what our losses as a result of ther-v ton for the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. M. Mark are enjoying, peculations may amount to." i is -vr nw-efif i V CATHOLICS VlliMSl'MESI Jfr- AGAINST USE OF CERTAIN TEXT, SCHOOLS—-CL41M THEY ARE AN The Catholics of North Dakota- are up In Arms a|alpst\thev*text book dn the hlatory of Jpfedag rfyft tised by the state normal scfeooli of tne state and the first volume of the- collections 6f the State Historical society of North Dakota, and through Bishop Jotyn Shanley of Fargo, a petition haa been sent to Governor Burke protesting against an expense, in taxation which they claim makes them appear ridi culous. The petition, which has been signed by 300 priests of the diocese of Fargo, and sent to Bishop Shanley, who In turn forwarded It to the governor, is as Box 418, Fargo. follows We, your petitioners, are the Catho lic priests of your diocese, which em braces the whole of the state of North Dakota. We know your zeal for our holy religion. We recognize the vast work you have done In this state dur ing the past nineteen years. Many of us have received from you our priestly ordination, and all of us lovingly ac knowledge you to be our chief pastor. If we now come to you with a pe tition, believe u/*, It Is solely because we want to Strengthen your arms in your battle for truth aAd llglit—not to find fault with the successful work you have dohe. With all due respect, we, your priests, therefore lay before you the following facts: First, The Catholic laity of this state and loicese numbers today up wards of 70,000. Amang the citizens of North Dakota there are none more progressive and law-abiding than those 70,000 who claim membership In the Catholic church, aaxd We, ,votl» priests, are glad to acknowledge "that their good citizenship is in. a measure due to your Influence. Second. The Catholic priests In the iiocese number 104. Third. Priests and people In this diocese and state have endeavored to work for the welfare of the state to the best of their ability. They are everywhere respected. Fourth. The Catholics of this state pay heavy taxes. In many instances Catholics are paying a double tax for conscience sake,—the state tax and the church tax for education. They' pay both taxes cheerfully and when they use the state schools they Ought not to lie insulted. s Insult to CatholioS. Fifth. The text book «on the History of Pedagogy used in our state normal schools is an insult to every Catholic. Comparye, Its authdr^. was a hater of the Catholic church, and of the man who translated it from the French or iginal, Payne of the University of Michigan, not much better can be said. Wo desire to protest against the use of Comparye's book ia our. state schools at the expense of our Catholics.' We a#yrrjt watit our chil dren to learn that the unutterably dirty Rabelais (Compary* pp.' 91-10&), the very dirty Montaigne (Comparye pfc. 101-111), and the unspeakable Jean Jacques Rousseau (Comparye pp. 27, 36, 38. 87. 98, 110, 126, 171* 196, 197, 198, 202, 209, 210, 278-310, S32-337, 348, 363, 368, 415, 426. 442,448. 481. 486, 553), are great educators of youth. Nor do we want to have our Catholics pay for such information as this. "The truth is that the Jesuits neither desire nor love the Instruction of the people^' (Comparye pp, 148.) "In all things the Jesuits are the enemies of pro gress. Intolerant of everything new they would arrest the progress of the human mind §.nd make It Immovable." (Comparye pp. 145.) Sixth. We belleve/that action should be taken also by the legislature of North Dakota to suppress Volume I of the Collections of the State Histor ical society of North Dakota, inasmuch as said volume contains most ridicu lous stuff, purporting to be history, from page 200 to page 292 Inclusive, much of which Is detrimental to the Catholic church. Let one quotation •, THE ... v V' 7 '.r^ t«£ ,t -v•• ,^Vvv\- •/. »•. vi i V' ,,!K 1 4page 2*3". sutHdfe: "A form of 'Pem mloan' that was considered a gn'Ht delictfcy was prepared by the Indian women by melting the fat of the buf falo and. mixing in It shreds of the buffalo meat, pounded soft, and quan tities of the wild cranberries. This waa poured into buffalo paunches and kept until It became hard and cold. BOOK8 IN STATE NORMAL before the establishment of missions BPHOOLS CLAIM THEY ARE AN i INSULT TO \ALL CATHOLICS IN i annual hunts, used this species of TMt STATE. In the absence of bread, the priests came from Minnesota and Canada thl* 8,de °f th* the t0 6rCOmpany half-breeds and natives on their pemmican as a substance for bread in the administration of the sacrament of holy communion while out in th»» prairies." Such silly stuff, with very much"tnore of the same kind, $0*ta thia state 1,260 annually, and we prelsts with our peo ple feel Justified In protesting against such an expense, which makes us ridiculous. We ask you as bishop of this dio cese, to forward this, our complaint, to the governor of this state, and w# remain, your obedient servanta. i i ... Monuments. Ar- W. Raymond, pioneer monument ancTgravestone man,will call on anyone wisning^anvthlng In his line. Address GREAT COMMOTION IN THEATRE FIRE ACTORS AND CHORU8 FORCED TO LEAVE HERALD SQUARE THEATRE IN SCANT COSTUMES. New York, Dec. 23.—Fire broke out in the Herald Square theatre at Thir ty-fifth street and Broadway last night, ten minutes before the close of, the performajiee ^f The Three Twins, and before It was brought under con trol had dohe considerable damage to the building, had driven the actors and chorus Into the streets In their scant costumes, and had caused great commotion among tha theatre crowds on Broadway. There waa no panic and no one was injured, the audience remaining in ignorance of the fire un til moRt of them had passed into the streets. The fire caught from a large electric sign on the front of the theatre building and spread to the executive offices which are opposite the second gallery of the auditorium. The dam age done was about $20,000. Miles standlsh. Finest and mildest 10-cent cigar. SIlilKE-bliLAtii.KS OUT IN FORCE SEEK TO OFF8ET ACTION OF NEW YORK DRIVER8. A large force of strike-breakers has been sent to fhe stables of the New York Cab TVr. and the'executive com mittee of the livery stable keepers' as sociation has decided to employ a still larger force to take the places of Its striking employes. A thousand strike breakers, all told, have already been engaged. At the recent meeting of the Ameri can Street and Interurban Engineering association at Atlantic City, a new system of street railway construction was proposed. The idea was to form the car wheels without flanges, but. Instead, to place the flanges on the rails. "Every Day Is Xmas Day Every day will be Christmas Day with your friend if you make %is Christmas Gift a year's subscription to FARGO STATE MILITIA FORUM ANp DAILY REPUBLICAN Per It will be delivered to him*by boy or mail for 313 days next 'year. He will have a daily reminder of the thoughtfulness erf his friend. 313 CHRISTMAS GIFTS. The cost ff a year's subscription to the daily edition is Four r. Dollars when paid in advance. If you would send the weekly edition the cost is but One Dollar and the recipient would be re minded fifty-two times of* your thoughtfulness. Attend to this patter now. *-rv i SUBSCRIPTION DEPARTMENT HEFARGaFORUM PHONE 1395 FARGO, N. D. si sijpriis Pit ADJUTANT GENERAL OF N. O. fl. a 8PENDS DAY IN FARGO ON GUARD MATTERS OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN WANT HIM RKTAINED ANOTHER TERM. When asked today wljo l.e thought would be adjutant general during tha next two yearB, Tho*. 41. Poole,' thf present adjutant general, laid, '1 do not know who." "How about the endorsement of the national guard of this state?" was asked, and General Poole replied thnt there was no doub tbut that he ha* the support of the entire organiza tion, both commissioned and enlisted. "I have been informed by ottlctfn U the guard." said General Poole, "that at the encampment at American laks practically all the committsionad cflks ers of the organizations signed an en dorsement of me asking that I be re tained as the adjutant genercl of ?i»* state. I have al8." beer tcfornw! t&at a similar endorsement has be»n pass«d recently by the enlisted men of the guard and that practically the entire guard has unanimously endorsed me. This Is very gratifying to me some of the officers who are now my heartiest supporters did not vote to endorse me at the time of my appoint ment, feeling that I would bring poli tics into the guard in the administra tion of my office and all those inter ested are not unanimously in favor of my retention In office which is a flattering compliment. The first and unanimous endorsement of my ad ministration came from Company Valley City. "I wish also to state that whether I am retained In office or not I will contlnup to do what I can for the good of the guard of the state and will be on hand at the next session of the legislature to boost for the organiza tion." Adjutant General Poole came in last night from Bismarck and spent today In the city on militia matter*, tie Ml stopping at the Metropole. But two parts of the engine of the liner Etrurla, built In 1885, have been replaced. TO RIDE NIAGARA' IN liLliiill It LEACH PLANS HAZARDOUS TRIP OVER THUNDERING WATERWAY. .4 Ottawa, Ont.^ Dec. 23.—A Niagara Falls (Ont.) dispatch announces that Robert Leach intends to go over Ni agara Falls In June in a rubber ball. N«w York, Dec. 23.—A general tie up of all stables and garages owned by members of the Livery Stable Own- I life, eleven feet in diameter, ers' association is slated by the cab- ner ball will be ljeld in position by men and chauffeurs on strike, whose four spiral steel springs and sufficient leaders have ordered out the 1,000 men oxygen will be pumped into It to give still at work in fifteen stables. This means that 2.500 men will be on strike and forty-five stables crippled or idle. Employers and strikers are confident of victory In this, the second big cab strike In New York city In three months. There will be two balls, one within the other. The outer ball will be thir teen feet in diameter and the Inner one, in which Leach will hazard his c. The ift- the man a bare chance for life if anything goes wrong. The ball will be placed -In the Ni agara river at Chippewa, and will float through the upper rapias down over the mighty cataract. Leach has been through the Whirl pool rapids twice In eight days. He went over the Cohoea falls, Albany twice, and took a seventy-five foot dive off a bridge at Arlington, N. J. He is prepared to wager $1,000 to $500 that his June descent over tb will be successful. The servant who can read, reads the help want ads—and those who can't read are usually not good servants. Weather Observer Grass* Is show ing a little Improvement every day now and It is reported at St. John's hospital that Mr. Orasse may be able to spend the first of the week at his own fireside. 99 C"