At a meeting of the committees on
the opening of the. new armory and
auditorium, held last night in the com
mercial club rooms, it was decided,
among other things, that a series of
electric arches be erectcd over the
sidewalk leading from the old Com
mercial bank building to the entrance
of the new structure. At a session of
the city commissioners this morning
Henrv Amerland, a member of the
decorating committee, appeared and
presented the proposition to the city
fathers and a resolution was passed
bv that bodv for the expenditure of
$17* for the construction of these
arches and of $50 for putting in new
lights in the street strings, replacing
the ones that have been burned out.
The intention is to have live metal
arches over the walk from the old
hank building to the auditorium en
trance, each arch to be fitted with a
number of electric lights, that would
provide a brilliantly illuminated way
DIES IN CITY
ERICK ECK8TROM WHO HAS BEEN
MAKING HIS HOME WITH HIS
SON ON THE SOUTH SIDE PASS
ED AWAY YESTERDAY MORN-
Erick Eckstrom, aged S* years, died
yesterday morning at the home of his
son at 388 Sixth avenue south. The
old gentleman had been in
22 K Gold Crowns
Best heavy bridge
tooth .... $540
nrn'a shovpiof: t«»«r— iiere P*tc
es aud Quality Meet.
Selections have been made extensively and crit
ically from many sourccs—those added to the unique
productions of our own jewelry workshops present
displays that are impressive in their extent as well
as in their distinctive character.
Watch for Our
Electric Arches for Walk
Leading to New Auditorium
to the magnificient new structure, that
will be formally opened on Jan. 5, 6
and 7. These arches will be a per
manent fixture and will be equipped
in such a manner that in rainy or
stormy weather canvass can be
stretched over them providing a cover
ed way to the entrance of the build
It is the intention to provide the first
arch with an electric sign with the
words "Welcome," the arches and sign
to bo in place at all times and to be
used whenever there is anything go
ing on at the auditorium and especial
ly when conventions arc being held in
The strings of electric lights that
sioner Ames under whose department
this work comes.
deceased is employed by the Northern
Pacific railway with his headquarters
son. Besides his aged wife, he leaves
and Moore, who are preparing the body
for burial and who will have charge of
failing will pay you to see them.—Advt.
A Diamond Store for a Generation."
of distinctive character.
Bar Pins, Ear Drops, Festoons, Santoirs, Bow-knot
Brooches, Rings, Collars, La Valliers, Medallion,
Bracelets, Waist Sets, Diamond and Sapphire Cir
cles, Diamond and Pearl Circles, Cameo and Pearl
Brooches, Oriental Pearl Strands.
Jewelers and Opticians
NEW SYSTEM DENTISTS
OPEN EVENINGS-SUNDAY BY APPOINTMENT
OUR PRICES NEVER CHANGE
CORNER FRONT AND SEVENTH STREETS
Moorhead, Minn. Telephone 573
The Best !F&®$8-Dr§itk Ltrnoh at FmesftimBnm
W, Avoid Imitations— Take N& Substitute
Rich Milk, malted grain, in powder form.
For infants, invalids and growing children.
Pure nutrition, upbuilding the whole body.
.invigorates nursing mothers and the aged.
span Broadway will be provided -witli' before and the city auditor
new bulbs where they have been burn-
health for some time and death came'
as a result of old age. The son of the
from the parlors of Undertakers Gaard ."ewer connections were not down to
offered at low prices at Black's,
up from ..lii.SO
Best Silver Fil
PINE SET OF
15 Years' Ex«
Ask For V
More healthful than tea or coffee*
Agrees with the weakest digestion.
Keep it on your sideboard at home.
A quick lurch prepared in a minute.]
the proper depth and in investigating
this the city engineer also found thut
hardly any of the connections were
good. He stated this morning that
INVITED TO THE
G. R. BANQUET
CITY COMMISSIONER^ INVITED
At the banquet Gov. L. B. H&nna,
who is one of those interested in the
movement, will be one of the principal
The commissioners received th«
invitation and placed it on file.
STATE SCIENCE SCHOOL
The second annual open house will
be held at the school Thursday evening,
Xec. 17, from 7:30 to 10 p. m. The
public is urgently requested to attend
this function. There will be exhibits
of the several departments, also an op
portunity will be given to the vieitor
to see the different classes at work in
the shops and the laboratories. The
band will give a concert.
President and Mrs. Smith entertained
a number of the members of the facul
ty Sunday evening.
Mrs. Stephens spoke at the assembly
room last Monday nigfht.
The first and second basketball
teams won their respective games
from the U. S. Government Indian
school teams last Friday night at the
science gym. The first team's score
was 33 to 18 the seconds won by the
score of 20 to 6.
The science school teame played the
Indians return games Tuesday night at
the U. 8.
THK FARGO: FORUM SOT) DAILY REPUBLICAN, WEDNESDAY EVENING,
CITY COMMISSIONERS ARE TRY
ING TO FIX RESPONSIBILITY
FOR POOR SEWER AND WATER
CONNECTIONS ON BROADWAY-
NO CONTRACTS ARE FOUND.
Who was the contractor that put in
the connections of water and sewer
on Broadway from First avenue north,
north to the Great Northern tracks?
This is what the oity commissioners
arc trying to find out in order to fix
the responsibility of the poor connec
tions that have been found to exist.
The matter has been before the corn-
ed out and these strings will be used,'1, "id out who did this work and the
every night during the big opening, •'ircumstances under which It was
The work of erecting the arches will,11011®-. When the pavement was put in
be under the supervision of (,'ommis- ?J?
years ago he retired and together wltn ^ad done the work, but what part one I «•*.
his wife made their home with their ^id
®*ructed to look up the records
Broadway In 1906 all
the sewer and water connections with
each lot was put In, or at least an
uttempt at connection was made.
This morning at a session of the city
City Auditor Watkins
his report. He stated that he
not find on the
in this citv. work and all he could
Mr. Eckstrom was born in Sweden,esUinatrs had been paid
1829 and came to this coun- construction. From these
try when yet a young man, A few
a contract had
apparent that __
several children to mourn his death. I Since this part of Broadway has
Funeral arrangements have not yet 1 ^ecn building up so extensively, there
been completed pending the arrival of ^us been a- big d^inand for sewer and
another son from St. Paul. The funeral water connections. In a number o£
will in all probability be held tomorrow Places the city engineer found that the
what part the other did could i 'k
be ascertained. i ,& ""i*.*
SHUMAN IS IN
THE CITY TODAY
twenty water connections were
that were very poor, in one
It piace the pipe that was supposed to
connect the main with property had
been laid but had not been connected
with the main at all. Other con
nections were not down to the proper
depth and in another case a "Y" has
been put in and two pieces of property
connected from the same lead from the
The commissioners Intend to investi
gate matter thoroughly and find out
what can be done in regard to the cor
rections that have had to be made,
dispite the fact that this work has been
one over ten years ago an the con
tractors can plead the statute of limi
tation. One of the contractors that
was interested in the work is no longer
here and the other one will be sum
moned to appear before the board at
its meeting next week and tell what
he knows about the matter. The board
does not believe that there was any
intention to defraud however, believ
ing that the work may have been hur
riedly done. Then too*the work seems
to have been done under the supervis
ion of a city inspector.
TO ATTEND BIG BANQUET AND
MEETING AT WHICH TIME PRO
POSED SOLDIERS' MOUNMENT
WILL BE DISCUSSED.
The city commissioneiii received an
invitation to attend the big banquet
that will be given at the Masonic
temple of Dec. 15 by John F. Reynolds
Post, Grand Army of the Republic, at
.which time the proposition to erect a
big monument in this city to the veter
ans of the several wars in which this
country has engaged.
As was stated in The Forum some
time ago a movement has been start
ed among the members of the G. A. R.,
Spanish American war veterans, Com
pany B., N, D. G. and Sons of yeterana
to erect a memorial to the Boldiers of
the country in Fargo. Committees
have been appointed and the banquet
to be held on Dec. 15 is for the pur
pose of taking the matter up with the
people of the city, the city government
and other organizations and make
definite arrangements for the monu
AIRES Y. M. C. A. AND THE
F0REM08T ASSOCIATION WORK
ER IN SOUTH AMERICA IS A
PROMINENT VIS1TQR IN CITY.
B. A. Shuman, who for the past
thirteen years has been pioneering Y.
M. C. A. work in Buenos Aires, Argen
tine, is a visitor In the city today. Mr.
Shuman is on a six greeks' vacation
In this country where he was called
by the foreign department of the inter
national committee to help sustain the
foreign department budget for the sup
port of the secretaries now in associa
tion work In Asia, South America, ana
the great cities and educational centers
of the far east.
For seven years, the Fargo, Duluth
and Minneapolis associations have
been behind Mr. Shuman's salary and
have helped to support his work in
Buenos Aires. Last year the Grand
Forks association joined In his sup
port arod this year it is likely that
Jamestown will become a contributor.
He is invited to spend a few days
there and will go there for Sunday
Mr. Shuman entered the city of
Buenos Aires in 1901 and opened the
association with 200 charter members
in 1902. It was then a city of 850,000
population which has since increased
to 1,500,000 and has become one of the
most beautiful cities in the world.
Since that time the association mem
bership has increased to 1,800 mem
bers, and their fine new building
which was completed two years ago,
entertains a daily attendance of nearly
The members are divided into sev
eral district sections among which are
the Germans, French, British, North
American, Scandinavian, and Spanish
groups represented. From out of this
work has developed a metropolitan
plan of organization with student and
special departments over which Mr.
Shuman is the eenernl hpArl.
B. A. Shuman, Noted Y. M. C. A.
Worker of 8outh America Who is
Visiting Fargo Today.
By reason of the European war and
its relation to the business conditions
in this country, and the wide interest
that has developed in America through
the bureau of South America republics
and the opening of the Panama canal,
Mr. Shuman's address on these sub
jects have created wide attention at
Duluth, Minneapolis and Des Moines
where he has already delivered them.
His address at the local association
tomorrow evening, at which time he is
to be tendered a reception, will relate
to the moral, religious, social and busi
ness life of Buenos Aires as it con
cerns the work of the association. His
subject will be, Buenos Aires, The
Association and Its Problems.
Blankets, comforts and bedding of
all kinds at low cost at Black's.—Advt.
Rahilly's for useful gifts.—Advt.
enamel dressers, $1.50
White enamel' chiffoniers.. .$5.00
White enamel china closets, $3.00
White enamel chairs 46c to $1.25
White enamel rockers,
to r. 4 ..» $1.75
White enamel'tables 85c to $5.00
White enamel beds $2.25 to $6.00
White enamel cradles $1.75
White enamel desks, $2.75
Roll top desks $4.75
Blackboards », .»,»*•„. .. $2.75
Doll go-carts .. .. .$2.00 to $3.00
English carriages .$3.50 to $8.50
German character dolls, 35c
12 Broadway, Fargo
For women we
have a number of
new novelties in
collars, pins, etc.
36-inch all wool serges
charmeu se—h cavy
CREPE DE CHINE
Lustrous crepe .de chine—40-inch
and a beautiful
These materials are very desirous
just now—soft and
SATIN DE CHINE
Skinner's make of satin de chines
affords more service at a Email cost.
We show some pretty
shadings in 36-inch, at.. «L
27-inch black messaline that might
easily be confused with a one dollar
DECISION OF THE
First National Bank, a corporation,
plaintiff and respondent, vs. Simmons
Hardware Company, a corporation, de
fendant and appellant.
Under subdivision 32f section 3514,
compiled laws of North Dakota, 1913,
it is held that no action can be main
tained by the sheriff or his assignee
for expenses Incurred in taking and
preserving the property under attach
ment until such items have been ap
proved by the trial court.
Judgment reduced to the sum of
$154.94 to conform to the proof. If,
within thirty days after the remittitur
lias been filed in the lower court,
plaintiff shall accept in writing this
reduction, the judgment of the trial
court will be affirmed. Otherwise, a
new trial will be ordered. (Syllabus
by the Court.)
Appeal from the district court of
Hettinger county, Crawford, J.
Affirmed on condition.
Opinion of the Court by Burke, J.
Crane & Stone, of Mott, N. D., at
torneys for defendant and appellant.
J. K. Murray, of Mott, N. D., attor
ney for plaintiff and respondent.
HOW TO KILL POTATO BUGS.
Elbert Hubbard's Recipe Warranted
Not to Miss Fire.
Elbert Hubbard In The Philistine
for December says:
"Now it came to pass that, because
of unscientific production, disconnect
ed, effort, small individual enterprises,
rude implements, picayune dealings,
haphazard shipments and other eco
nomic imperfections and waste, the
price of potatoes rose to a dollar a
bushel. And by the people desiring to
eat potatoes there was much lamenta-
tion- A 4
We offer the best that can be shown in Dress G*x!s
A beautiful line of ilew shades in
this cloth Of medium weight, $1.50
a i U i 7
An appropriate time to buy silks
just now. There are some hand
some new things shown here, and
the shadings are such that win im
"And it came to pass that certain
men among those growing potatoes
saw the truth. And they banded
themselves together and they linked
their many small potato patches as
into one chain and they partitioned
out the labor of raising potatoes so
that there was concentration of ef
fort, conservation of material, elim
ination of waste. And planting, culti
vating and harvesting in a great
group, with modern equipment and
scientific methods, they produced many
more potatoes and the cost was much
"And it came to pass that tney
built great storehouses in which to
preserve the potatoes, and speciaJ
cars in which to transport them, and
that because of the vast quantities
resulting from the common enter
prise of high efficiency they were able
to send their wares to market at a
greatly reduced expanse.
"And it came to pass that because
of the mutual benefits from such ef
ficient production and distribution
the public had an abundance of pota
toes. and the prices was less. And
among the people desiring to eat po
tatoes there was content. And it
came to pass that a man came and
thev set him up in office. And his
duty was to 'protect the people.' This
was his desire. And it came to pass
that he said to the potato ral6ers:
'Now, for the protection of the peo
ple, none of you shall have a potato
patch larger than the table on which
a family eats its dinner. And no two
of you "shall act in common—neither
shall you as to dividing labor nor as
to getting supplies neither as to
sending potatoes to market nor a®
to setting them up for sale on
"'Neither shall you raise potatoes
beyond a certain size, so that the din
ing-car superintendent on any railroad
shall advertise great big baked pota
toes. But all potatoes on all dining
cars shall be of one size, to the end
that no railroad shall have the bulge
on .any other.
'But while it shall be lawful for one
man to produce or possess without
hindrance one bushel of potatoes, and
while it shall be lawful for one man to
send without penalty his potatoes to
market in quantities not exceed «onej
i i a--
Inspiring Values in Dress Goods
satisfied if you buy from our big stock. It sparkles with new shades and weaves,
besides the black goods you et here will increase your confidence in the whole
line. The biggest busijicss of the season is done now in Dress Goods.
Black Gabardine and silk and w$pl
tussa, unmatched anywhere at this
special price $1.75 4
Black and white mohair
checks, 44-Inches, 13
$1.25 value OC
peck, and while it shall be lawful for
one inan without fin* to offer for sale
one single potato, nevertheless, to pro
tect the people, it shall be permitted to
any one man to produce or possess
than one bushel of potatoes, pro
vided he pay into the treasury a tax of
for the second bushel, $2 for the
bushel, $S for the fourth, bushel,
and so on.
'And it shall be lawful for any man
to send to market more than one peck
of potatoes, provided he shall pay into
the treasury a tax of 25 cents on the
second peck. 50 cents
50-inch, of* high finish
Large muffs in dark O QA
Feyeiiui mink, flat shape.. vJ.VJVJ
Handsome large coney muff made
with large flap of V /7
s a e n e w a i v a s V
Large plain flat shape coney frttiff
in brown, satin lined, A W
Muffs and scarfs to match in coney
or Russian mink. A great number
of these fine sets,
the third peek,
76 cents on the fourth peck, and so on.
'And it shall be lawful for any man
to sell to the people more than one po
tato at a time, provided he shall pay
into the treasury a tax of 5 cents on
the second potato, 10 cents on the third
potato, and so on.'
"And it came to pass that the man
who had devised this law to 'protect
the people' was much pleased \vith
"And it came to pass that because of
the high cost which was thus put into
potatoes to 'protect the people', pota
toes ceased to be eaten by the people,
for there were no men among them
who had the money with which to, pay
for potatoes—not even the men of
"And the farmers ceased to plant and
raise potatoes. And even the potato
bugs lost heart, and turning on their
back cried, 'Woe is us!' and died."
The Young People of Today.
George P. Brett in the Atlantic: In
our great and complex communities
the observations of a single individ
ual can of very little value, ow
ing to the limited possibilities of ob
serving any large percentage of our
mulitudinous population with its many
varying characteristics but it seems to
be true, in general, that the observer,
at any rate in our great cities, Sees
among the young people of today, In
whatever class his observations ex
tend, almost unlimited opportunities
for amusement, and pastime. Among
the young people with whom I am
most familiar, tennis and golf, swim
ming and sailing, automobiling and
attending the professional or semi-
Protect your radiator and engine
with one of ANDERSON'S RAD
IATOR HOOD COVERS. YOU can
get them in three grades, ranging, in
price from $5.50 to $18.00 according
to quality of cover-and size of car.
You can order them through any
auto dealer or direct from maker.
When you order your cover
through your dealer insist upon get
ting the Label, Made by C. C. AN
DERSON, FARGO, N. D. sewed on
the front lapel of your cover.
Manufacturer of auto tops, seats and
608 1st Ave. N. Fargo, N. D.
"WHY NOT O
KCispure. KC is health
ful. It really does make
lighter, nicer biscuits, cakes
and pastrv than the old
fashioned single acting,.
,, w* i. A
will be both pleased and
The best ift the line is offe^rt In
these fine suitings, including bind*.
Choice of $2.50 4 AO
values, only JLavQ
SILK and WOOL CREPES
40-inch light figured clingy
Fura That Give Promise of Comfort
Furs give promise of a big business for the holidays,
we keep the fur coats coming by express and you
will note some new styles in balmaccan shapes. The
muffs and smaller pieces are selling well and we
have just received another lot of large muffs.
professional games and matches, in
what many of them call "the good old
summer time," the tango and the
maxixe, teas and bridge, the opera and
theater (in Winter), seem so to fill
their time that there is little left for
serious pursuits. Even necessary
duties and' the care of health appar
ently get slight attention in the rush
for exciting amusements. Education,
by some still considered desirable, is
acquired with much aid, by special
tutoring, which has become a rcgulal*
game of preparation for passing ex
aminations and which usually im
parts no knowledge whatever of the
subject of study beyond that neces
sary to pass, by* note, the usual ex
In other classes of the community
I am told that the league baseball
games and the cheap dance hails and
the "ten, twent, thirt" movies form
the amusement and almost the sol©
topics of conversation.
for the Tots .10c
o y s
A complete liu$. me
And you pay only a fair price for ft.
No baking powder should sell for more.
Leather bags in
to match the
dress besides a
fine line of Ger-'
man silver IQesh
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