SPECIAL LOW PRICES.
Sale on nails by the keg while they
last at the Union Mercantile Co.
For your Christmas Cards, Booklets, Toilet Sets,
Utility Cases, Leather Bags, Pillows Skins, etc., Toilet
Articles, Perfumes, Toilet Waters, the best line is car
ried in the city.
414 Main Street, Bismarck, N. D.
Usefu Xma Gift
Special Clearance Sale of Misses' and Children's
Coats and Ladies' Suits.
Thi Sale is for Next Week^)nly
We have a large assortment of winter coats which we want to close out quick
and offer them at 3 3 1 3 per cent Discount. All are new styles in black and
colors. This sale means a big saving of money to you for seasonable up-to-date
Suits and Dresses. All our Suits are strictly Tailor Made, heavily interlined, mak
ing them warm and well fitting. Every garment sold is fitted without alteration charges.
Misses' Heavy Kersey and Tweed Coats.
$15.00, now at... $10-00 $10.00,,now at... $6.67
$12.50, now at... 8.37 $7.50, now at... 5.00
Children's and Infant's Coats in all sizes.
Heavy Kersey, Chincilla and Tweed Coats, flannel
lined and unlined.
$6.00, now at.. ... $4.00
$5.00, now at 3.34
$4.50, now at 3.00
L, $3.00 Coats, now at..
$12.00, now at $8.00
$10.00, now at 6.67
$7.50, now a 5.00
Women's and Misses' tailored suits made from all wool,
heavy and fine twilled serges, Diagonals, and fancy striped
and worsted materials, suits well tailored, satin or silk limd,
heavy interlined, 36 in. to 40 In. long, skirti are pleated or
panel pleated, these come in all sizes and colors and black.
?15.00 and $17.50 values during this fcf\ mm
sale, only $
$25.00 and $27.50 values during this
Beautifully man tailored suits in all wool Diagonal Cheviots.
Broadcloths, fancy Bedford cords, fancy and plain serges, in
all the new and staple colorings and black. Coats 44 and 46
in. lengths, lined with guaranteed satin or silk, heavily inter
lined, skirts pleated, panel pleated and kilted.
$30.00 to $37.50 values, during thjs
Ladies imported chiffon, broadcloth suits in black and colors
coats, 48 to 52 in. lengths, lined with guaranteed satin lining,
skirts made up In pleated effects.
$45.00 and $50.00 values, during this ... •_
sale, only *.
Special offering in one piece dresses, in wool, silk and Jersey
silk in EMPIRES and PRINCESS effects.
LOT 1.—All wool, one piece Serge and Panama Dresses in
black and colors, prices ranging from $16.50 to $22.50.
LOT 2. All wool ssrge, Panama, Percalles, Messline Silk,
fancy foulards, Jersey silk, taffeta silk, In empire and prin
cess styles tastily trimmed. $fr5.00 A rv
tp $32.50. Special ..."
A. W. Lucas Company
Here are gl&s *w Father Son,
•Brother, Husband and Sweetheart. I
S E. BERGESON & SON.
Try Tribune Want Columns.
Here are gifits for Father Son,
Brother, Husband and Sweetheart.
S E. BERGESON & SON.
SHORT HI8TORY OF TH'E STARK COUNTY FORGERY CASE—WHITE
HAD BEEN A TRUSTED OFFICIAL FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS
—.AMOUNT OF SHORTAGE MA GO AS HIGH AS FORTY THOUS
Dickinson, N. D., Dec. 81.—'Special
—A. P. Folsom, committing niagis-.
irate, has declined to accept ten
names offered as bondsmen for the
release of J. S. White, iStiark coun
ty's ex-auditor. The amount c" bond
required is $15,000. It was claimed
at first that local bankers would be
willing to go on the bond, but their
names were not submitted.
The names offered were T. N. Har
tung, J. O. Quinflavin, Uoyd Rader,
P. Berriniger, J. C. Cartwright, J. F.
Drodie, Ed. Partridge, W. Junkins,
Will Ray and L. Petrika.
Dickinson, N. D., D&z. 20.—As J. S.
WMte was city treasurer, an office
he has held for ten years, or since
the first incorporation of Dickinson,
he has 'been drawing uip these fraud
ulent warrants in various amounts,
and forging the chairman's name high
(Andrew Jopp, the past year) and
passing them along to Treasurer
Riessfoeok for registnatJon, and then
depositing them in the First National
or Dakota National, city depositories,
as city treasurer. He was taking in
large sums of money in fines, taxes,
etc. iconsequentHy nothing was
thought of the matter at the hanks.
The forgeries were fairly good imi-
As stated above, the board has
found about $8,000 in forged warrants
in Mr. Jeep's term as chairman dur
ing the past year. On the 6th of
January, 1908, while D. W. McKenzie
was chairman, are two forged war
rants, one for $327.50 In favor of the
Art Metal Culvert Co., and one for
$225.50 in (favor of Walker (Bros, company.
These warrants show registry
in the treasurer's office under date of
January. Mr. White endorsed the
warrants and turned thtim in to his
own credit, as he has done with doz
ens and dozens of others.
At the present time it Is impossible
to tell how high the forgeries will
run. The commissioners are putting
in long hours to check up the defal
cation. One member of the board
IN FRONT OF OUR LIVERY
you can nearly always nee a rig
getting ready to start out. We
twill send one any distance, for
any purpose, at any time.
WE ANSWER ALL
and will be glad to serve you in
any way in which a rig is
quired. One usual feature
our business is taking invalids
out for a drive at a regainr hour
farh day. We mention it :is an
illustration of the many ser
vices we stand readytoren
Charles White & Son
116 2d St. Phone 105
For best results end careful
Minneapolis and Duiuth
stated yesterday that he would not
be sunprised if the amount was $20,
000 to $40,000.
However, Mr. White states that he
does not think the amount will ex
ceed $15,000 and possibly not much
more than $10,000. He does not re
member just when he commenced the
forging, but thinks it has not been
going on more than three or four
It is a sericos question now wheth
er or not the city has to stand the
defalcation. Some attorneys say that
the banks wiU lose the amount, oth
ers contend that it will falll on the
county. .As auditor the county Is
protected to the extent of $5,000 and
as treasurer the city has $2,000 pro
tection. If the big amount falls on
the city, it will be keenly felt by the
taxpayers as the tax is already very
The investigating committee^ B. H.
Crawford, F. L. Roquette and Fred
Maser, appointed by the city council
about three weeks ago, is entitled to
credit for brining the White defo
liations to light. The comim4ttee, 1t
is said, would not attempt an investi
gation without tlm aid of expert ac
countants, and immediately sent for
two who commenced on the city rec-
tations, though easy enough ~to detect lords iMbnday afternoon. The treas
when once suspected. urer's cash hook had) (previously been
In making up the flictitous war-1 taken iby the committee, it was found
rants Mr White never entered the' that there was a shortage of $4,000
same on his "minute hook or permitted between the dates of Nov. 11 and 30.
the same to be printed in the official
proceedings. Whenever the comimls
sioners checked returned vouchers
with the stubs in the warrant hooks
the amounts agreed and no one
thought to check tihem. over with the
various iproaeedflngs entered in
Thte had been nearfy all covered in
the first days of December, but dar
ing the time the tegular receipts -of
8he city were less than $100. This
caused alarm at ontce: The oomtatittee
examined the treasurer's deposits at
the' the hanks for the period and founa
the items consisted' almost wholly of
Stark county warrants, it was •as
certained Tuesday that the cash ac
count showed $1,546 short. This Mir.
White Immediately made good 9y
mortgaging his home. The committee
carefully concealed their discovery of
forgery but immediately called tihe
county board and notified the bond
Late Howe Cranberries
2 quarts for 2 5
Navel "Sun Kist" Oranges
Per dozen, 30 3 5 5 0 and 6 0
Large Florida Grape Fruit
2 for 25c
Fancy Malaga Grapes
Per pound 2 5
Large Ripe Bananas
Per dozen 3 0
Large bunch 10c
4 pounds for 26c
New York Sage Cheese
Per pound 25c
Fancy Table Raisins
Per pound 30c
Fresh Dairy Butter
2 pounds for 66c
Our Store will be open
Friday night-closed Christ
before A P. F\fl
som who fixed1 the amount of his bond
$15,000. It wds said that several
parties in the city would be willing
to go on his 'bonds, and it was no'
definitely settled whether or not
he would care to secure (bonds.
CAYOU & Co.
Soo Hotel Building
While They Last
2 pounds for 3 6
New Mixed Nuts
2 pounds for 3 5
Fancy Washed Figs
1-1 packages, each 15c
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