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PMMMlimBKi £stsi»!isHee 1$88» (has C. lewis & Co. •rock® BONDS GrtAir^ cotton 412-415 Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis MORTON BLOCK. FARGO H. O- MOTT, Manager Th» only resident member of tke NEW YORK STOCK EX CHANGE Northwest of Chle»oo. THE MARKET QUOTATIONS. j. E. Lrirtu A Co- Grain and Stock Broken*, Morton Block. F«r«°. December Wkeat. Chi. Minn. 1.164, 1.14»4 1.16% 1.13'* 1.1B 1.HV4 1.15% 1.14 V- Open High Low Close Open High Low Close Open Close Open Close Open Close Open High Low Close Dul. 1 1 6 1 1 6 1.16 1.16V* Majr Wkeat. Chi. Minn. 1.21% 1.19 1.22% 1.20-s 1.21S l.lS1- 1.22- l.l'J**- Dul. 1 2 1 .21*4- 1 20 1.21* Jnly WkMt. Chi. Minn. 1 2 0 1.20% 1 2 0 1 2 0 Open High Low Close Dul. St. I.onl». Dec. May Cklcago Open High Low 'ioSe Mlanenpolla Cask Close. No. 1 hard. 1.19%: No. 1 northern. 1.1®% ©1.18% arrive, 1.l6Vi MS1*-. No. 2 northern, 1.12% 1.16^* arrive. No. 2 Mont., 1.14*4 @1.14%: No. 3 north ern, 1.07% (01-14%: No. 1 durum. 1.25: arrive, 1.15 No. 2 durum, 1.21: arrive, 1.22 No. 3 yellow corn, .58®.61'£ ar rive, .60%: No. 4 corn, .58@.61%: ar rive! .58%: No. 3 white oats, .45% 6* 46^4: arrive. .46: No. 3 oats, .43 barlev, fancy. .63®.67: barley, pood. .57®r .63 barley, feed, .53®.57 flax. 1.48®1.51: arrive, same rye, 1.0301.04 arrive, same. Dnlntk Cask Cloae. No. 1 hard, 1.19%: No. 1 northern, 1.18*4: No. 2 northern, 1.15% oats, cash, .46% rye, 1.01 @1.02: barley. .54 .68: No. 1 durum, 1.28: No. 2 durum, 1.24: November durum, 1.26 December ilurnm, 1.22 May, 1.26%: flnx, rash, 1.51 %. "!lrv i i 1 Dalntk Flax. Nov. Dec. M»y Close 1.51% 1.49% 1.53% Local Quotations. No. 1 northern 1.10 No. 2 northern 1.07 No. 3 northern 1.03 No. 4 northern 98 EtmIsk Gmln Letter. Chicago, Nov. 19.—Wheat: The rnar Ket today was a tame affair with price changes extremely narrow. Export houses bought freely on the declines, •while commission houses sold on the advances. Export sales were again large. Advices from the northwest and southwest indicate a sharp falling off In receipts. Kansas reports show some aprehension regarding lack of mois ture. In our opinion the wheat mar ket i6 shaping itself for a god advance. Corn: Prices were somewhat easier today due to local pressure. Specula tive trade was extremely small while hedging sales in the December option were quite liberal. The movement con tinues small with the northwest sup plying the bulk of the receipts. Ulti mately we look for higher prices for May corn. Oats: Market was rather narrow with cash Interests on the buying side. Speculative trade was light with com mission houses furnishing the offer ings on the advance. All declines from this level should be met with pur chases. *».. Chas. E. Lewis & Co. BroomkaU'a Report. Liverpool. Nov. 19.—There was a vary firm undertone during the earlv ,'monJjig and offerings were light with (American winters held at 4% advance 1 but fater this advance was lost and ,these were purchased at yesterday's iprices. Spot market is easier and gen •rally %@ld lower than yesterday and Oargo market is quieter. American re ceipts and increasing stocka in the United States and the fact that at times American offers are pressed for sale is tending to conservatism here and then again is expected that Argen tine BhlpmentB will shortly fill the gap made by Canada. Corn was firmlv sup ported with firmer plate offers and the strength in Argentine. There were large cargo sales late yesterday at 6 to pence advance and spot Is firm. Broomhall. Daily Clearance*. Wheat 537,000 bushels includes 176, 000 bonded flour 30,000 barrels equals •73,000 bushels com 2,000 bushels O&tg 198.000 bushels. Chas. H. Lewis & Co. Grain Opinions. *p"are & Leland—purchases are war ranted on ordinary reactions. Thomson & McKinnon-^Any fresh buying incentive would probably give us a good advance. Harris Winthrop & Co.—Watch the receipts and clearances, they will be the cards of influence for a while. Walter Fitch & Co.—With export takings limited only to available facilities for forwarding the grain, we prefer the long side. Chas. E. Lewis & Co, Cold Proposition. J^ttsburgh Post: "My bank is mean, 1 think." "How so, girlie?" "J have taken hundreds of checks to that bank and they always count me out the exact amount, just so much and no more. All the other business men with whom I deal throw in a little occasionally for good will. Hide liu*a*ion» by Bollea A Roarer*, Fargo, A. I. Oct 23. 1913— No 1 No. 2 G. H. cured hides I .15 IMPROVEMENTS TOR Y! July 1.12% lil»7* 1.12%- 1 19T, Kanaai City. .July Dec. May .July 1.07 1.14 1.07% 1.14 New York. July Deo. Ma v July 1.23% 1.31 1.23% 1.31 Winnipeg. Open Close Open High Low Close May Nov. Deo. May 1.17 1 23 1.19% 1.17- 1 .22*:, CklcaffO Corn. July Dec. May July .67-%- .71 .67% 711 .66% .71 .67 .71 Cktcago Oata. July Dec. May July .50% 537* .50%- 54 .49% ,53-H .50 53 Cklcago Pork. May Jan. May ... 18.62 irt.05 ... 18.75 1!». 20 ... 18.62 1 .02 1 8 7 5 19.17 Mlaneapolt« Wkeat. Dec May Puts 11 4 M,1'1-* 1 Calls 1.16N 1.20-g Winnipeg: Close. No. 1 northern, 1.20: No. 2 northern, 1.17*4: No. 3 northern, 1.12: cash oats. November, .56 December oats, .54, May oat*. .6"3i: flax, rash. November. 1.30-: December flax, 1.27M» May fUix, 1.3JH. .14 O. 8. cured bull hides. .12% .11% Green and frozen hides, 2c less than cured. G. 8. cured calf skins.. .18 .i«U G. 8. sheep pelt 60 ,7| G. 9. cured horse hides S.fO a.so Tallow 04 NEARLY HALF OF A MILLION OF DOLLARS IS SPENT IN THIS CITY DURING THE PAST YEAR OF IMPROVEMENTS—MOORHEAD COMING TO THE FRONT. The city of Moorheal lias broken all previous records tills year as far as building and Improvements go. The new improvements and repairs on the old buildings during the past building season, if the new normal school structure is allowed to come under this head, amounts to nearly half of a million of dollars. The Union Light, Heat & Power Co., of Fargo, started a crew of sixty-five men at work in this city on May 18, and before Nov. 2. had completed over nine miles of gas mains. All of the remainder of the improving except the normal building and the postofflce was done by local people. Sixty-flve permits were issued by Building In spector L. D. Evans during the past season, these being mostly for new houses erected in this city. The following list will show what is being done in Moorhead in the line of improvements. Sixty permits $129,900 Five extras, no permits 17.F.00 United States postofflce 60,000 Now paving 66,000 Moorhead National bank im provements Moorhead city jail County machine shed Hepairs of water and light plant U. L. H. & P. Co. gas mains New Concordia building New normal building Total amount ments 18,000 6,600 1,700 25,000 30.000 7,500 100,000 of improve- 1462,200 Oyster supper and bazaar given by the Young People's society of the Swedish Lutheran church Thursday evening, Nov. 19, In the dining rooms of the church. Price, supper, 35c. Serving starts at 6 o'clock. Come and tiring your friends. All are welcome. .VIvt. THE DOMESTIC SCIENCE STUDENTS SERVE DINNER The domestic science deparement of the Moorhead public schfJol enter tained at a, five-course dinner at 6:30 o'clock last evening at the high, school, Rupt. and Mrs. H. R. Edwards, the high school faculty and the mem bers of the board of education and their wives. The dinner was served in the dining hall of the domestic science department and about twenty five guests sat down to a most sump tuous meal, prepared entirely by the young ladies of the department. The menu was most daintily pre pared and one unique feature was an itemized statement of the ingredients entering into the various courses with the actual cost of each. At the con clusion a vote of thanks to the young ladies was heartily expressed by Dr. O. J. Hagen, president of the board of education. MOORHEAD FIRE BOYS WILL MEET TONIGHT The Moorhead fire boys will hold an important meeting tonight at theiri club rooms in the city hall. The mat ter of using their 510,000 which they have in their treasury for the purpose of building an auditorium for Moor head, will be discussed «it this meet ing. City Attorney Garfield Rustad will give an opinion on the by-laws of their organization, informing them whether or not it would be legal to use this money for the proposed pur pose. Further arrangements for the Thanksgiving ball to be given at the Comstock garage on Nov. 25, will be made at this meeting. The boys ex pect to be out selling tickets tomor row for the ball and expect to make a big cleaning. The money taken in at the ball will go into the entertain ment fund and will be used for ~e curing the annual firemen's conventVn for Moorhead in 1918. CONVICTS "ON ROAD WORK Federation Will Auk Congress to Aid In R011I Building In Mlunenota. Resolutions urging the state to em ploy convicts on road work and to grant aid for highway building to the weaker counties will be presented to the next se«sion of the legislature by the Minnesota Good Itoads federation. Other resolutions ask the state univer sity to conduct regular short courses in road building and that the extension division give instruction in road mak ing and road maintenance. The feder ation at the close of its metinga In St. Paul late yesterday also adopted reso lutions indorsing the Dunn and Elweil road laws, but suggested that they re quire some amendment. The federa tion will ask congress to name a com mission to prepare a plan of federal co-operation in road building. Land Transfers. $2,000. W. E. C. Ross and wife to C. B. Smith, W. 1-2, SK. 1-4. 5-142-46., $2,800. Gunder T. Sesseng and wif« to M. L. Felde, E. 1-2, NE. 1-4, 29-138 45. $400. Charley J. Johnson and wife to Olaf Bartness. lots 17 and 18. block. 21, Hawley. $180. Louis A. Hubacheck to Lucy Fox, lots 1, 2 and 3. block 9. White's. 1st add., Moorhead. $4800. Oscar W. Rustad and wife et al„ to Matt Mickelson, lots 19 and 20, block 67, Moorhead. $55. Adolph H. Strotham an Bennet Helleckson, lots 34 and 35, blook ), White's second add., Moorhead. Marriage Licenses. John Zenk and Jennie Hanson, both of Clay county. Charles V. Miller and Olga Wlbe, both of Clay county. Axel Eliason and Mary R. Bgge, both of Clay county. John Hanson and Iletta Nordal, both of Barnes county, North Dakota. Arthur Bredemeier and Anna Lar son, both of Clay county. Can A. Berg and Johanna Starebo, both of Foster county, North Dakota- Charles S. Griswold and Selma Ryerson, both of Clay county. Thorvald A. Ramstad and Ida M. Thysell, both of Clay county. John J. Lunstad of Sargent, N. D., and Olga Oslund of Cass county. Arthie Murdoff and Mamie Lock wood, both of Cass county, North Da kota. Henry KroshuB of Norman county and Julia Vandermeer ot Clay county. COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD MEETS MONDAY On Monday, Nov. 23, the Clay coun-. ty canvassing board will meet at the» county auditor's office at the court? house to canvass the vote for state senator from Clay and Wilkin eoun-, ties. The work will require only a* short time as the board will take only! the official returns from both coun-i ties. k The official returns from the two counties as certified by the countyt canvassing board, are as follows: Hagpenson, Clay county, 1.618. Peterson, Clay coupnty, 1,702. Haggenson, Wilkin county, 767. Peterson, Wilkin county, 755. Hacgenson, total, 2,385. Peterson, total, 2,457. Peterson's majority, 72. The law requires that the can vasslng board of the senior county! shall meet twenty days after the* election and canvass the returns on all officers who are voted upon In, more than one county. Clay countyi being the senior of Wilkin county, this duty falls upon it. Under the old* apportionment, when Becker county, was included in the district, the can-, vassing was done by tlie Becker coun-i ty canvassing board, that being thei oldest of the three counties. MINNESOTA NOTES Attorney General Smith has promul gated a ruling of his office to the ef-, feet that teachers may marry during the school year—provided the young man is willing. The ruling of the at torney general holds that a school, board has no right to discharge a, teacher because she takes unto herself a husband. War department aeroplanes or hhy droplanes will be used for a series, of experiments in northern Minnesota, if the department adopts the sugges tion made to it by State Forester W. T. Cox of Minnesota. The department officials are considering the sugges-, tion of Mr. Cox that machines be sent, out to make flights to ascertain their availability for patrol service in the forests. A. John Kraemer of St. Paul wiU serve eighty-five days for killing a cow moose, according to advices re ceived by Executive Agent Rider. The Chemung mine, one of the most important properties on the Mesabl, range, which was leased by the United' States Steel corporation, has been purchased by the corporation, accord-, ing to information given out here. It has been learned that the forest ry amendment to the state constitu tion was approved by the voters on November 3. according to unofficial returns from all counties, excepting Betrami, compiled yesterday. John Wollak, a prominent farmer, living four miles from Foley, was in-, stantly killed when the team he was driving ran away, throwing the man to the ground and dragging him for forty rods. The cause of the death is to be ascertained at an inquest by Dr. Freeman, with County Attorney Senn, in attendance. An automobile driven, by A. Zisinouski was passing the. team, but the driver asserts that his car was| not responsible for the accident. A number of witnesses were examined! at the inquest. Wollak Is a prominent, farmer, was married and leaves a. grownup family. Thriving condition of Minnesota state banks is shown today in a re port by A. H. Turrittin, state super intendent of banks based on returns under a call of Oct. 31. Increases of $15,718,033 in total resources, $12, 152,678 in deposits and $18,295,690 in loans and discounts appear, compared with returns Oct. 12, 1913. Savings show an increase of $10,123,170. Sav ings accounts increased from $9,921, 940 to $10,631,901, and time certifi cates from $86,137,336 to $94,550,545. From State Game Warden W. F. Munch, who was at Baglov yesterday word was received this morning that fifteen cars of speckled trout had just been unloaded at Langley, Polk coun ty, and were being planted in Clear creek by Messrs. Lind and Satar strum of that place. The shipment of speckled beauties came from the state game and lish commission hatchery in St. Paul. EAST SIDE NOTES G. E. Pauson of Rothsay was a business visitor in this city today. A Linoquest and Edwin Larson rep resented Grand Forks in Moorhead last evening. Guest Jacobson of Perley spent the day in the city on business. Mr. and Mrs. Donad Prudhome of Crookston will arrive Friday to spend Sunday with Mr. Prudhome's sisters, Mrs. W. Beden and Mrs. Fred Munn of Moorhead. Peter Hanson and Chas. Cooley were Hillsboro visitors in this city today. E. C. Miller spent the day in the city from his farm south of here. Clarence Hagestead of the Comstock billiard hall left last evening for St. Paul, where he will spend the winter. Milo Flaten, who is attending the Minnesota' university, will give his famous "Swede Speafch" at the Min neapolis council of the Royal league tonight. Wm. F. Maekmiller of the Trl state commerce bureau was a visitor in the city this morning from St. Paul. A lire started in one of the venti lation holes at the side of the First State bank last night at 10:30 o'clock, but was quickly put out by the fire boj's. County Atty. O. G. Dosland return ed this morning from Ada, where he has been for the past week on legal business. Tom Fletch of the Scottish Union Insurance Co. of Minneapolis was a visitor at the office of Geo. L. Walk er today. The Young People's society of the Swedish Lutheran church will (five their oyster supper tonight. The serving will start at 6 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. H, P. Neils of St. Paul spent last night and today in this city. C. S. Earhart of Kansas City is in the city visiting his brother, who is confined to the Northwestern hospital. W. H. Wadham ot Glynden town ship was a business visitor in this city this morning. L. D. Jones was in from his farm near !Rustad this morning. Albert Bentson returned to his home in this city after a three days' business trip to Ulen. Mr. Hagburg and Mr. Lund "Were out-of-town visitors at the North western hospital this morning. Jake Seaver was in from his farm near Felton today. The Progress club met last night in the offices of C. G. Dosland. They had some important business on foot, nil "1 •ftniii'iUnii iii^iiiirtnw -v iW THE FARGO FOBIJM AND DAILY REPUBLICAN, THURSDAY ETENEfG, NOVEMBER 19, 1914 APPLES! APPLi One cartoon honey given away with one box of Wagner apples, $1.45 a box, full bushel measure 42 pounds to a box. Cranberries 5 cents a quart and 6 quarts for 25 cents. Grapefruit 4 for 25 cents. Oranges 25 cents a dozen. Apples nice and big, just right for the season. Idlekope Bros., 316 Broadway, 710 Front street. Free delivery in both cities. Phone 3031-W.-r-Advt. but owning to many of the members being absent the meeting was post poned until Monday night. Miss Mable Peterson of this city will leave Saturday for Cando, N. D., where she will visit with her sister for a few weeks. City Attorney Rustad and Chief O' Laughlin visited the Bussert family this morning and took with them some of the articles of clothing, some food and a little money which was given to the unfortunates. The Busserts are nicely settled in their new home now and it is hoped that they will fare bet ter in the future. The display of the slayer piano In the Houglum Furniture Co.'s window is still there, and the piano is being played constantly for the prospective buyers that call at the store. The pastor and Mrs. D. F. Mowery of the First Congregational church of this city will be at home to the mem bers and friends of the church on Friday night at the parsonage, be tween the hours of 8 »nd 10. Miss Helen Welter entertained infor mally last night at her home on Ninth street south to a party of young peo ple. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Woolf, H. W. Perkins and B. J. Blaine of Lontry, S. D., are in this city from their cattle ranch near Lontry. Mr. and Mrs. William Gilberry of Kragnes were visitors In the city last night and today. W. H. Jones and family were visitors in the city last evening. O. P. Morkin of Detroit was a busi ness visitor in the city today. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. J. Beye of Neils ville spent the day in this city visiting with friends. Ben Millang was a business visitor in Moorhead today from Perley. Guests at the Comstock today are: O. W. Anderson, Minneapolis J. C. Lar son, Minneapolis E. E. Robinson, Du luth A. A. Hune, Minneapolis A. K Lehr, Ulen H. Thorson, Ulen E. Sev erson, St. Paul: John Oscar, George town J. T. Johnson. Ulen F. Pierce Williams, Minneapolis Lonis Saeter, Crookston. R. V. Riggs of Georgetown transact ed business In the city today. \Vm. Gunderson was in the city to day from his farm near Glyndon. Oscar Johnson of Baker spent the day in Moorhead on business. A. Gingery was a Ulen business vis itor in this city last evening and to day. The ladles of the Congregational church gave an experience social last evening at the home of Mrs. J. C. Vin cent. The affair was a great success both sociallv and financially, the expe riences given by the ladies netting the union about $75. Mrs. Vincent was as sisted in the entertaining by Mrs. Richarde, Mrs. Sharp and Mrs. Neshlem. Among the guests registered at the New Columbia today are: C. J. O'Con nor, St. Paul A. Fredrlckson, Wolver ton O. Smith, Fergus #Falls J. F. Jen- son, Minneapolis: A. T. Luke, Ulen Dave Rediger, Ulen T. Loxinske, Rodger, Minn.: J. J. Ortman, St." Paul F. Miron, St. Paul. TOOK PARIS BY STORM Rudolph Ganz Who is to Appear Fargo on Dec. 1' Greatly Pleased Musicians There. The Paris correspondent of Nene Zuricher Zeitung gives the following of the appearance of the noted pianist, Rudolph Ganz, who is to appear in Fargo on Dec. 1, under the auspices of the Fargo Conservatory of music: Our gifted countryman, Rudolph Ganz. made his debut in Paris, last week, and as might have been ex pected. took both the press and the musical world by storm. Although Ganz, in his extensive concert tours through Europe and America, had hitherto left Paris out of his itinerary, local concert goers have not cherished any hard feelings against him, but from the very first moment of his ap pearance on the stage, he was greeted and feted as one of the greatest masters in the ranks of present day pianists. Ganz made his first appearance as ^oloist at one of the Colonne concerts, playing the A flat concerto of Liszt,—a performance so vividly remembered in Zurich, where Ganz played it recently, as to need no further comment here. The interpretation was ideally perfect •and it small wonder that Ga'nz received frantic applause, which set In spontaneously before' he could strike the closing chords. Having introduced himself in this brilliant manner, a piano recital in the Salle Erard folowed. It would be difficult to say to which number of the richly varied and select program, the pronounced personality of the artist came to the fullest expression. Was it in the Liszt Variations of the Bach Theme Weinen-Klagen, which was built up with monumental breadth was it in the Haydn sonata played with prickling grace and ir reslstiblle ela, or Beethoven's played with such deep emotion that the hear ers sat as if under a ban and scarcely dared to breathe was it in the Chop in's Berceuse with the indescribably tender memories, or the minor Noc turne, worked up to*a climax, that seemed to embrace the tragedt of. a whole world? Ganz also played twe of his own compositions—a fragrant sunny Maill ed, and a highly original, strongly pointed Bauerntanz, and closed with thenuthe the Rakaczy march by Liszt, which was interpreted with glowing temper ment, and evoked a genuine storm of applause. Our Good Neighbors. Farm and Dairy, Peterboro, Ont.: Not the least of Canada's blessings is its neighbors. If the year 1914 marks the beginning of the greatest conflict in history, it also marks the first century of peace between Canada and the United States. For the people of that great republic we have nothing but the greatest good will. The dislike and suspicion, neither well founded, that once marked our relationships one with the other have disappeared in the 100 years in which we have lived side by side in peace and amity. There is not a gun or a soldier to guard our long frontier. Here lies the secret: "Not a gun or a soldier." This is the greatest lesson thkt we and our neighbors can teach to the world. No two nations can cul tivate friendty relations and at the same time build forts and train armies against each other. Militarism gener ates fear and fear generates suspicion and hate. The hope of permanent peace for Europe Is the abolition of armaments. If this is accomplished at the close of the war, 100 years hence we may see the French and Germans celebrating their centenary of peace People can't shake hands across an unfortified boundary for 100 years as we and our neighbors have done with out developing the same friendship and good will that we have. We nmy w®H be thankful for our neighbors. «M) wntfiUMumMwui DELEGATION OF COUNTY SUPER INTENDENTS' ORGANIZATION APPEARED BEFORE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TODAY RECOMMENDING CHANGES. A delegation of county superintend ents, representing the superintend ents' state organization, appeared be fore the state board of education, which is in session in Fargo today, and made a number of recommenda tions for changes in the state laws that the county superintendents of the state would like to see institut ed. The state board began its meeting in the city this morning, all but two of the members being present. Those in the session were State Supt. E. J. Taylor, President Hillyer of the May ville normal school. President Mc Vey of the state university of Grand Forks, President Smith of the Wah peton science school. State Inspector McDonald and State Inspector Hey ward of Bismarck, County Superin tendent Miss Sorenson of Towner county, and Secretary Parsons of the board. Practically all of the morning was taken up with listening to the recom mendations of the county superin tendents and transacting the routine business of the board, and this aft ernoon was largely devoted to listen ing to the recommendations of the heads of the higher institutions of learning. One of the important things trans acted was receiving and arranging the estimates of the various state edu cational institutions for the next two years. This work is putting into ef fect a new law passed by the last legislature for the first time. This law requires that all state educational institutions must present estimates of the funds needed by each for the next two years to the board and the board then arranges these estimates in a form to be presented to the leg islature. The lgislature cannot ap propriate more than called for in the estimates though it may cut any or all of them down. These estimates will be presented this afternoon for the consideration of the board. The delegation of county superin tendents, which appeared before the board this morning, was composd of Superintendents Sanderson of La Moure county, Erickson of Wash coun ty and Berg of McHenry county. Don't fail to see the new dresses on sale for ten days at 1-3 and 1-2 under price at Black's.—Advt. ADDITIONAL SOCIETY WOMEN AND THE WAR The following article appeared re cently in the magazine, Successful Farming: During the Balkan war, the blood stains of which are scarcely dry, sev eral thousand Mohammedan women of Constantinople assembled and sent the following appeal to the queens of the so-called christian nations. It is so pathetic that you should read it, and then think about the women of war ring nations today. Women are the war sufferers: "Madame: Your majesty is not ig norant of the fact that against Turkey, who is accused of fanaticism but who has nevertheless never waged religious wars, the Balkan states have organiz ed a crusade, the king of Bulgaria In a proclamation that has become sadly famous, having very loudly declared that this war was to be a war of the cross against the crescent. "Therefore, madame, the Balkan sol diers have invaded our country pro claiming themselves the soldiers of Jesus, son of Mary, of Him whom we also venerate as a prophet and whom all humanity cherishes as the most striking personification of Justice, sweetness and kindness. "Yet what have these self-styled sol diers of the Christ done? "Ask the old men, the women and the frightened children who flee before them and who go even into Asia to seek a little safety ask rather the houeands of miserable persons who were unable to flee, and whose corpses are rotting on the mud after their poor bodies have undergone such tortures and such shameful outrages that we, women speaking to women, can only refrain out of respect for our common modesty from conjuring up too vivid a picture of them. "Madame, you are a queen: therefore you have a mother's feeling for all the humble and feeble among your people you are a christian queen, professing the religion of Him who placed com passion and love before all other vir tues and lastly, you are a woman of the most illustrious nobiTity, and as such, you have in the highest degree the sentiment of honor. "In the name of chivalric honor, In the name of christian charity, In the name of maternal compassion, gra ciously deign, madame, to hear the cry of indignation and despair uttered by heart-broken mothers, sisters and daughters. Deign in reply, to raise your most profoundly respected voice deign, your majesty, to bring the law of Christ in regard to the life of men and the honor of women, to the minds of the hordes who are trying to hide under the shadow of the cross the most lurid scenes of fires, murders and vio lations that one can And in any Euro pean war of our times." Black's dress sale, greatest ever of fered.—Advt. The Speech of Holland and Belgium. Chicago Press Club Scoop: Referring to the notices in "Flemish" which have been posted up in England for the guidance of Belgian refugees, the Man chester Guardian tells us that "Flem ish" is simply Dutch. The spelling, it says, and even the dialect for literary purposes are one. The Dutch-speaking people of Belgium are about half the population of the country, and the people of Flemish stock are said to be more than half. The speech of the Walloons, who make up the other half, is a northern dialect of French. There is a popular impression that the Wal loons are the French half of the Bel gian population, due probably to the fact that the word Walloon looks more Dutch than French. As a matter of fact, it is an anglicization of the old French Walloon, on the analogy of dubloon from the French doublon and pontoon from ponton, And Wallon. is simply Gaul. There are about 7,000,000 Dutch speaking people In Europe, and 2,500, 000 of them are in Belgium. Old Dutch still survives, curiously enough, as the homely speech of a few villages in the north of France and in parts of Rhen ish Prussia, the last relics of a once much-wider extension of the language. It has been said that Old English was Dutch. English belongs to the Dutch or Low German family of the Teutonic languages. To this day Dutch is the nearest related speech to English on the continent. Though Dutch and French are equal ly recognized by the law and consi! tution of Belgium, and the king mak a point of knowing and speaking boii French is the dominating language a literary and political sense. See window display of sale dresses at Black's.—Advt. fcp aMW^^**^''»|,»r'iilllil^'''l^Wl"*'"**"*'^1*'l*Ml'''1*1*''"''**'"*1''*' 18) »•*». •"'H' Washington, Nov. 19.—Premier As quith's statement to the British par liament yesterday regarding the clo sure of the North sea has not been made the subject of a formal com munication to the American govern ment. It is understood here to have been nothing more than a repetition to parliament of the facts that wero communicated to the state depart ment about a fortnight ago by the British ambassador in Washington. In regard to the danger of navigatldn In the North sea, and a further notice is deemed Improbable. Notice that the British government had placed mines in the North sea to defend the English channel only after the Germans had sown mines in northern waters and along the Irish coast probably will be accepted as sufficient answer to the recent inquiry by the state department as to the re sponsibility for the mining, and the department will content itself with passing along the notice of the state of affairs in the North sea to Amer ican marines. It was pointed out today that the premier's statement regarding the contraband character of copper and, oil also was nothing more than a re Petition of the information communi cated to the United States several weeks ago. The British embassy here is still trying to facilitate the importation of, Australian wool into the United States, notwithstanding the embargo recent ly declared. Another communication has been sent to London in regard to the application of American wool manufacturers for permission to im port Austrian wool -under individual guarantee that the product will not reach Germany. AT THE ORPHEUM. Vi 1 I V i*-* New York, Nov. 19. The French Cable Co. announced yesterday that on and after Nov. 20, it will be allowed to transmit messages in certain specified codes between France and the United States, Canada and points in the West Indies and South America. Only one code can be used in a mess age and the name of the code must bo written upon every one. The use of private supplements or the numerical equivalents of the phrases in published codes will not be permitted. Other conditions of the censorship exercised over the French cable will remain in force. Havre, France, via Paris, Nov. 19.— A large motor truck was required to forward to Kind Albert at his head quarters in Flanders the mail receiv ed here for the king on the occasion of his fete. No class of society forgot the Belgian ruler an his saint's day, which corresponds to a birthday in protestant countries. Picture postcards containing con gratulations and best wishes were in the majority, but the king's mail con tained poems, drawings, paintings and even original musical compositions. Children were heavy contributors, as also were wounded soldiers in the hos pitals. All ranks from the nobility to the peasantry were represented. Petrograd, Nov. 19.—The following statement was issued last evening by the general staff of the Russian navy: "On the morning of Nov. 17 a Ger man squadron of two cruisers, ten torpedo boats and several other steam ers appeared before Libau. The Ger mans bombarded the city and harbor, setting fire to several buildings. "The same day, very early, the Rus sian Black sea fleet, which had been cruising off Trebizond, steamed close to the town and bombarded the har bor and barracks and set on fire buildings along the coast, "No Turkish ships were sighted off the coast." Washington, Nov. 19.—The German embassy here Issued the. following statement: "Japan, up to the present, has treat ed her prisoners excellently. Accord ing to reliable private news from Hong Kong, however, the German prisoners there complain bitterly. They are publicly forced to clean streets and sewers. Reports from Harbin confirm the terrible misery of German-Austrian prisoners passing through there on their way to eastern Siberia. They are in rags, without shoes and stock ings, and no care is taken of sick prisoners. They are compelled to -pay for bad and insufficient food." v Twenty-five per cent discount on coats, suits and dresses at the Fran ces.—Advt. BILLY AND GA. YNELL evtRETT. UTTONS! Oblong and full ball buttons made in addition to our 80 other styles. Bern ier's |2.00 Hat Store, 612 1st Ave. No. "R ON FINANCE New York, Nov. 19.—President Wil son's- reassuring statement to the secretary of the treasury in connec tion with the inauguration of the new federal banking system was almost the main topic of discussion in financial circles. Taken in conjunction with the completion of the cotton pool, it wa» hailed as an augury of betterment, in other directions. One more step toward the restora tion of normal financial conditions was recorded during the day when the committee of bankers and bond deal ers which was organized soon aftor the outbreak of the war to superlvse dealings in unlisted bonds and unlisted guaranteed stocks, announced its re tirement. The well established market now prevailing for these securities and the absence of all danger to the loan situation enabled the committee to take this action. There was another conference be tween leadinsr interests and authori ties of the stock exchange relative to the advisability of an early reopening of that institution, but the result was once more inclusive. The suggestion that a beginning be made by having daily "calls" in bonds and guaranteed stocka, as was the custom in the early days of the exchange was reported to have met iyth little favor In influential quarters. Industrial conditions are of great promise, according to authoritative trade advices. Copper metal scored another fractional advance and pur chases of pigiron have increased ma terially. Buying of finished steel and iron thus far this month was con siderably In excess of the correspond ing period of the preceding month, and leading mills increased their aver age of production. Incidentally some of the larger railway systems came into the market for new equipment. Exchange on London was a trifle easier, but with little demand. Busi ness for Paris and Berlin was the smallest In some weeks. All continental rates were higher. Tho Imperial bank of Germany again showed an increase of gold holdings, with a very large expansion of dis counts. The more detailed statement of the country's exports for October dis closed the fact that shipments of breadstuffs for that month were almost three times as large as in the same month of 1913. SISTER DIED WHILE IN Grand Forks, N. D., Nov. 19.—Nellie Hoar, sister of Ernest Hoar, one of the sculptors engaged on the orna mental work of the new courthouse, has given her life for her country, ac cording to word received yesterday by Hoar, from his home in England. Miss Hoar was stricken with appen dicitis while caring for the British wounded in the Margate hospital, iu spite of this she steadfastly refused to give up her duties, and finally the iltf ness proved fatal. The girl had been engaged to marry a New York broker, A. J. Harm, ti whom Mr. Hoar must communicate the. news of her death. Mr. Hoar received the news of his sister's death by cable and was pros trated as a result. WORK PROGRESSING ON NEW MINOT BUILDINGS Mlnot, N. D., Nov. 19.——Excavation work for the new $35,000 office building to be erected by Dr. G. Roy Ringe at 219 South Main street is being finish ed and the concerte work on the base ment of the structure will be taken up next, after which the construction of the walls and floor will take place The new building will be four stories high and will be equipped with ft passenger elevator. The structure will probably be completed by next June. The construction of the new $125,000 federal building at the corner of First and Reishus streets has progressed rapidly and the men are now busy on the roof of the three-story structure. The postofflce and United States court will be located in the building, which it. is believed will be completed by June 1. 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