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THE HOLMBOE STUDIO
We ore courteous in our treatment and our prices are reasonable .MM*e do our Very best by each and eVery patron, consequently our pictures are Very satisfactory.MA trial Will convince you that We make pictures that are righUMIfyou can not come on a Week day, Sunday Will do.JfM On 5th St. Oppo. Hotel McKenzie. Phone 264 r»**##**#v»'#^»#*-#r* The Weather PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE. Willis S. Moore, Chief of United States Weather Bureau. Bismarck, North Dakota Saturday, February 3, 19i2. All observations taken at 8 a. m. (75th meridian time). A E HlbMARCK. —22 NW B'oise 26 SE Des Moines —4 N Devils LaKe —22 NW Helena 30 NW Miles City.. —10 W Moonhead .. —18 N Pierre —14 NW Qu' Aippelle —26 NW Rapid City —12 iN St Paul.... —20 NW Williston .. —22 N Winnipeg .. -48 NW 18 4 12 18 4 4 14 24 8 10 16 4 16 A—Stations. .02 Cldy 0 Cldy .10 Cldy .04 Clear 0 Snow 0 Clear 0 Clear .06 Clear .06 Clear .54 Clear 0 Clear 0 Clear 0 Cldy B—lowest temperature last night. C—'Direction of wind. D—Velocity of wind. E—Precipitation in last 24 F—State of weather. hours. Weather Forecast: Till 7 P. M. Sunday. For North Dakota: Generally fair tonight and Sunday, rising tempera ture west portion Sunday. For Bismarck and vicinity: Gener ally fair tonight and Sunday, rising temperature Sunday. Weather Conditions. There has been a rapid increase in pressure and a corresponding fall in temperature throughout the Canadian Northwest, and the upper Missouri valleys. The center of high pressure is over eastern Montana and western North Dakota which will cause con tinued low temperature today and to night The indications are for gener ally fair weather tonight and Sunday, with rising temperature in the west ern portion of the state on Sunday. ORRIS W. ROBERTS, Official in Charge. The Markets MINNEAPOLIS CLOSE. Wheat 1 Hard, 1.06 1-8. 1 Northern, 1.07 5-8. Arrive, 1.07 5-8. 2 Northern, 1.06 5-8. Arrive, 1.05 54. 3 Wheat, 1.03 5-8. 1 Durum, 1.03 arrive, 1.03. 2 Durum, LOO arrive, 1.00. Corn. 3 C, 64 to 65. 4 Corn, 591-2 to 621-2. Oats W O, 491-2 to 50 arrive, 491-2. 3 Oats, 47 to 481-2. Barley. Barley, 90 to 1.26. Rye. Rye, 88 1-2 arrive, 881-2. Flax Flax, 2111-2 to 2.12 1-2. Arrive, 2.111-2. DULUTH CLOSE. Wheat 1.07 5-8 N, 1.0814, 3-8. May, 1.06 7-8 A. July. 1.07 34. 1 Hard, on track, 1.08 3-8. 1 Northern, on track, 1.07 3-8. 2 Northern, on track, 1.05 3-8. To arrive, 1 Northern, 1.07 3-8. To arrive, 2 Northern, 1.05 3-8. Spot, Durum No. 1, 1.03 3-4. Spot, Durum No. 2, 97 3-4. Regular, May. 1.03 3-4. May No. 1, 1.07. Oatc Oats, to arrive. 49 7-8. Rye. Rye, on track,'87, 89. Barley. Barley, on track, 90 to 1.26. Flax. Flax, on track, 2.13 1-2. Flax, to arrive, 2.131-2. February. 2.111-2 May, 2.111-2. High, May, 1.07 to 1.071-8 Bid. Low, 1.06 5-8. oir & wATtw YOUNG MEN WERETHE O OF HONOR HIKERS CLUB GIRLS GIVE LEAP YEAR PARTY AT COMMER- CIAL CLUB. Hearts, Big and Little', Hearts by the Thousands, Furnished Decorations for Occasion. While Bismarck is noted for its so cial functions, probably none have been held this season that surpassed the leap year ball given last evening at the Commercial club hall by the young ladies of the capital city who compose the membership of the Hikers club. Last night's event was a full dress affair and was attended by several young ladies of the city together with many of the teachers of the city schools, with their escorts, making 32 couples who presented themselves at the hall, which was profusely and ap propriately decorated for the occasion. The main feature of the decorations was the thousands of hearts hung from the ceiling, and on one side of the hall the word "Hikers" was worked in hearts as the motto of the club. Inviting cozy corners were uniquely arranged and the hall in gen eral displayed what master hands are capable of in the art of tasteful deco rations. The lovers of the terpsichorean art responded freely to the strains of the delightful orchestra music, and de licious frappe was served throughout the evening, which had been the gift of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. L. Vesperman, who were the chaperons for this oc casion and who left nothing undone to make this event of the club a com plete success. The dance was continued till 1 o'clock, when the party repaired to Homan's cafe for supper. Tables had been set with four and six plates to a table At each plate were place cards in the shape of hearts, bearing the word "Hikers" of various and unique designs. The committees who had this brilliant affair in hand were: Committee on decorations—Misses Florence McPhee, Mary Kelly, Mary Jud. Treasurer—Miss Minnie Larson. Supper Committee—Misses Mary E. Norton, Luella Peet Music—Mabel Will, Dora Michelson. Hall Misses Gertrude Leonard, Emma Coleman. The young' ladies took their gentle men escorts home in true leap year style, and everyone present was speak ing in ecstaoies today in telling of the delightful time enjoyed. The Hiker's club was organized last summer and many pleasant "hikes" along the river and other points of interest about the city by the young ladies. This was the first social func tion of note given since the organiza tion, and the fair ones have reason to feel proud of the success of their attempts of last evening. FOLLETTE WIPED (Continued from page 1.) ened and destroyed. No longer are editorial columns of newspapers a po tent force in educating public opinion. "The newspaers of course, are still patronized for news, but even as to news the public is fast coming to understand that wherever a news item bears in any way upon the control of government by business, news is col ored. So confidence in newspapers, as newspapers, is being undermined. "Cultured and able men still are to be found upon the editorial staffs of all great dailies, but the public under stands that they are hired men who no longer express honest judgments raid sincere conviction, but who write what they are told to write, and whose judgments are salaried. "To the subserviency of the press, to special interests in no small degree is due the power and influence and prosperity of the weekly and monthly magazines." The Trustful Aviator. "Modern politics." said an English clergyman, who is visiting this coun try, "is worse than modern business. You here in the States are so used to political corruption tbat you Joke about It. I heard a Joke about it on the boat coming over. An aviator—the joke ran—descended in afield and said to a rather well dressed individual: 'Here, mind my machine a minute, will you?* 'What?' the well dressed Individual snarled. 'Me mind your machine? Why, I'm a United States senatorr 'Well, what of it? said the aviator. Til trust you.' "-Washington Star. FOX iS GtfHHISSIONER OF BIG EXPOSITION Special to The Tribune. SAN DIEGO, Calif.% Feb. 3.—D. C. Collier, president of the Panama Cal-ornia exposition has displayed acute discernment in a variety of di rections, but in no way more convinc ingly than in the selection of the as sistants he has enlisted to perform the preliminary work in connection with San Diego's vast enterprise. The most recent addition to this select band of workers is a personal ity of international reputation, John A. Fox, who until the beginning of this year, occupied the important po sition of director of the National Riv ers and Harbors congress. Mr. Fox has been made Conunissioner-at Large for the Panama-California Ex. position. His new duties were as sumed January 1st. John A. Fox, Commissioner at large for the Panama-California Ex position. To the commissloner-at-large will be entrusted the difficult and deli cate task of securing the appropria tions and exhibits from all of the Southwest states, and upon him will devolve the duty to act in each of the separate territories. Mr. Fo? will be in fact an ambassador to represent this city in the outside world, and whilst the people in the adjacent areas have already shown their en thusiastic interest in the exposition, there is no doubt that the proposition of practical assistance they are will ing to offer will be greatly stimulated by a man such as the commisioner. He wiir select a first-class lieutenant for each state so the whole of the Southwest of the country will be in the hands of a group of able men continually submitting the claims of this city and its great fair. Mr. Fox has three years in which to accomplish his work, and he will appear before the various state leg islatures and government commit tees, and arrange for the assembling of exhibits. The experience Mr. Fox has enjoyed in the service of the federal government, and his -prestige as a man of affairs, will enable him to appeal to public bodies in a far more impressive way than that of the usual representative of a world's fair. Legal Customs From the Church. When one lawyer refers to anothei •s "brother attorney" he employs UD ancient phrase peculiar to religious and legal fraternities and suggests the close historical relation between the callings. In England for two and half centuries after the Norman con quest all high legal olhVes were alloc) by churchmen. Laymen could not ho ii for advancement or for clients.*"ml iu deed the only path to the acquirement •f a professional educatiou lay through holy orders. The fraternal form of address common to the church passed naturally Into legal phraseology. Brother So-and-so of the monastic or der was "brother" also at the bar. So strong was popular prejudice against admitting the competency of mere lay men at law when this class began to practice, about 1300. that lay barristers adopted a black velvet skullcap or coif to conceal their lack of tonsure, the distinguishing mark of the priestly clerk. Down to our day both the form of address and the peculiar headgear have remained, although we have ceas ed to associate the two professions whose early intimacy was the original reason for their existence.—Green Bag. The 8wastika. The origin and history of the carious charm known as the swastika have been exhaustively described by Dr. T. Carr. an English antiquarian. He claims that the origin of the swastika dates back to pre-Christian days. In vestigation has led him to believe tbat it was originally the symbol of polar star worship and that It was the most ancient and widely distributed symbol that bad ever existed. It has been found in Chalden. among the ruins of the earlier cities of Troy, in Egypt on the prehistoric relics of Greece, on Hit tlte remains, on prehistoric American Indian mounds, in South America, on Buddlst remains in India, on Roman altars, on Runic crosses in Great Brit ain. In Coptic churches of the tenth century and on English brasses of toe thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. It is still nsed tn India. Tibet. China. Korea and Japan as a sign of lone life, good wishes and good fortune it Is also used by the Lapps and the runs. CHINAMEN ARE TOUGH. They .Can Live Under Conditions That Would Kill a Whit* Man. Peculiar power to resist disease Is a characteristic of the Chinese, accord ing to Professor E. A. Ross. For in stance, out of ten children corn in western homes three, normally the weakest three, will fail to grow up. Out of $enchildren born in China about eight are doomed to die in infancy. The difference Is due to the hardships that Infant life meets with among the Chinese, and With such rigorous selec tion there results a stock displaying a peculiar hardiness. Living in the su persaturated, man stifled land, pro foundly ignorant of the principles of hygiene, the masses have developed an immunity to noxious microbes which excites the wonder and envy of the for eigner.^''- V.'?' "They are not affected by a mosquito bite that will raise a large lump on the lately come foreigner," says Professor Ross. "They can use contaminated water from canals without incurring dysentery. There is very little typhoid, and what there Is is so attenuated it was long doubted to be typhoid. All physicians agree that among the Chi nese smallpox Is a mild disease. The chief of the army medical staff points out that during the autumn maneuvers the soldiers sleep on damp ground with a little straw under them without any ill effects. "Coolies, after two hours of burden bearing at a dog trot, will shovel them selves full of hot rice with scarcely any mastication and hurry on for an other two hours. A white man would writhe with indigestion. The Chinese seem able to sleep in any position. I have seen tbem sleeping on piles of bricks or stones or poles, with a block or a brick for a pillow and with the hot sun shining full into the face. They stand a cramped position longer than we can and can keep on longer at monotonous toil unrelieved by change or break."—Chicago News. MATHEMATICAL SIGNS. Process by Which These Familiar Characters Were Evolved. The sign of addition is derived from the Initial letter of the word "plus." In making the capital letter it was made more and more carelessly until the top part of the "p" was placed near the center hence the plus sign was finally reached. The sign of subtraction was derived from the word "minus." The word was first contracted into mus, with a horizontal line above to indicate the contraction, which was a printer's freak that may be found in almost any book bearing a .date earlier than the beginning of the eighteenth century After the lapse of along period of time the letters were omitted altogether, leaving only the short line so well known to all. The multiplication sign was obtained by changing the plus sign into a char acter resembling the letter x. This was done simply because multiplica tion is but a shorter form of addition. Division was formerly indicated by placing the dividend above a horizontal line and the divisor below. In order to save space in printing the dividend was placed to the left and the divisor to the right, with a simple dot in place of each. The radical sign was derived from the initial letter of the word "radix." The sign of equality is said to have first been nsed in the year 1557 by a sharp mathematician, who adopted it as a substitute for the words "equal to." Enlightening a Poet. The English poet Mr. Powys told this anecdote, In which he claimed to have been tbe party of the second part He said that he was talking to an old country woman on the occasion of the queen's Jubilee in 1897. "What do you understand by the word 'jubi lee?' he asked her. "Well," answered tbe old dame, "if you've been married fifty years and the man's alive it's a golden wedding. If he's dead it's a jubilee." Ancient Cancer Cure. An ancient oriental cure for cancer was to apply a live toad to the affected part A well authenticated case of this form of treatment was that of tbe wife of a merchant of Smyrna. A live toad was strapped tightly over tbe diseased part, and, it was said, the woman was completely cured within a short time. It was a sacrifice upon the part of the toad, however, as it died after it bad on duty twenty-four hours. The Bast He Could Do. "Mr. Addem," said a tightwad mer chant to his sad faced bookkeeper. "1 wish you would try to look a little more cheerful." "I think," replied tbe bookkeeper, swallowing a big lump, "tbat for 30 shillings a week I'm awfully Jolly." London Mail. Exciting. "Anything going on this evenlngr* "Tee there's to be a performance at the Athletic gardens. A fellow will undertake to subdue an automobile that has a record of having killed six men. He's to do it In on* hour or for feit fl.OOO "-Chicago Tribune. With an Ineuankranee. "No," said Mr. Cumrox. "I dont in Ike least disapprove of my daughter's marrying a title." "Bat you seem dissatisfied. -I am. What I object to tt* M ww that goes with tt*« 4 MYRON T. HERRICK IF OFFERED POST OF FRENCH AMBA38ADOR. WASHINGTON, Feb. 3—President Taft has offered the post of ambassa dor to France to Myron T. Herrick of Cleveland, O. Information of the president's desire to name Mr. Her rick as successor to Robert Bason was obtained here from excellent author ity. It was learned that when the president left Washington on his/trip to Ohio he intended to ask Mr. Her rick to accept the post at Paris and if MT. Herrick should decline to go abroad to invite him to assume cfearge of the headquarters that are soon to be opened in Washington in furtherance of the Taft campaign for renomination O. E. S. MEETING. The O. E. S. held an unusually in teresting and well attended meeting last evening in their hall. OPENS OFFICE. L. O. Thlel of Chicago, representing the Calumet Baking Powder company, will open distributing offices in this city in thejiear future. FROM NEW SALEM. Carl Juhnke of New 'Salem arrived' here Friday night and Saturday morn ing was visiting relatives in this city. DOCDENITE HERE. Representative J. A. Johnson of Dogden arrived here Friday afternoon by way of the north Soo, and today is engaged in matters at the capitol. BEACH BOOSTERS. H. G. Egan and S. R. Morris, two business men of Beach, were in the city Saturday morning, meeting peo ple and looking after business mat ters. FROM HARRISON. W. W. Harvey, representing the JCrth Star Lumber company at Gar' rison, spent Friday night in this city in conference with other lumber deal* ers. He returned home- Saturday morning by way of the north Soo. FROM MANDAN. F. H. Bingenheimer, blockman for the International Harvester company in the territory west of Mandan, came to Bismarck Friday evening on busi ness for the company and is at the headquarters this morning. Our Climate an Asset. On no other continent under no oth er sun, in no other zone, in all tbe world, can be found the same extent of fertile, available agricultural land as in these United States. And in no other equally large tract as that stretching from the Atlantic to tbe Pacific and between tbe great lakes and the gulf can be duplicated the same amount of normally good weath er as nature has bestowed on this fa vored land. Our rain and sunshine are so proportioned the one to the other as to produce the best yearly conditions on earth. Detroit Free Press. The Baektcriologitt. A Richmond negro chanced to meet on the street a friend who complained of much "mis'ry." Indeed, tbe afflict ed one was in despair, so "tuckered out" was he "Wot seems to be de matter?" ask ed the first negro. "Jim," said the other with a moan and a gesture indicating the portion of his anatomy that was giving him so much trouble. "I's got seen awful pains In man back heah!" Jim assumed an air of great solem nity and wisdom. "In dat case," said he, "dere's only one thing fo* yo* to do. Jes' yo' pot yo's'f in de hands dat Doctah Blank. I hears dat he's de finest backteriologlst in de whole aoof."-New York Press. Mixed en the Phone. Irritable Man (at other end of phone Uno-HeUo, beuol What's the mutter with you? Are you forty-seven? An gry Spinster «t this end-N© l*m net Who said I was? Vm only thirty-Urea. Irritable Man-Ob, rtatottT-Oeveland Plain Dealer. After the banquet the party re turned to the ball and the dancing was continued until the small hours of the morning. The committees which had this splendid event in hand were highly commended for the suc cess of this Moose party, and the members expresed an earnest desire that the lodge arrange similar events more often. §S96l»^^r^«*.itiWite4!3«t. ••:, v-8ATETROAV, A 3, 4M2. HAVE SWELL SOCIAL FUNCTION FIRST EVENT OF THE KIND GIVEN IN MEW CLUB ROOMS AND HALL. Ove.- Hundred Couples Were Present for Gala Occasion, Which Will Ling er in Memories of All. Bismarck lodge, Loyal Order of Moose, never does anything by halves. Last night a social function was giv en by the lodge to their members and ladies. It was the first event of its kind given since this order has oc cupied its new hall and club rooms on West Main street. Fully 100 couples were present to make up the merriment of the occa sion and as the evening progressed it was plainly evident that the Moose motto, "As we Journey through life," let us live by the way," was ever in mind. The hall was elaborately decorated with red and white bunting, emble matic colors of the order, and there was a profusion of red and white car nations in evidence worn by the gay ladies and gentlemen. Everyone pres ent spoke highly of the elegant ap pointments of the lodge and what an ideal place it was for just such func tions. Dancing continued until midnight, when the entire party assembled at the dining room of the Grand Pacific hotelfl where the tables were deco rated with ferns and carnations. A sumptuous seven-course banquet was served containing an abundance of choice viands for which the cuisine of the Grand Pacific has long been famous. The spacious dining room was decorated with colors of the or der, and near the entrance was draped a large flag McDonald's fiv-piece orchestra sup. plied the music for tbe occasion and the musicians found but few idle mo menta on their hands. Work ef the Bower Birds. There are live different bower birds three in Australia, tbe regent, tbe satin and the spotted one in tbe Papuan is lands, the catbird, and one in New Guinea. Their brilliant plumage is golden yellow, glossy black or spotted brown, often with a rose tinted collar. Their bowers are in no sense nests, bul miniature gardens, adapted for enjoy ment and courtship and set in the eye of tbe «un. A pavement of equal sized pebbles is arranged, and numberless' twigs are thrust firmly between tbem In two parallel rows, inclined to each other, inclosing an avenue about a, yard long and several inches wide. To decorate this arbor gay feathers, ruddy berries, pearly shells, blenched bones. even watches, knives and other glitter ing objects are tastefully placed in and around the entrance. Tbe New Uuinen bird, still more of a gardener, con structs a miniature conical summer house, with internal gallery. Before this is meadow of moss, kept free from grass, dust and leaves, on which bright flowers and fruit are daily of fered by tbe enamored male bird to bis mate. The United States Gov ernment is the largest single user of Burroughs Machines, using over 1343 machines. Why? Because it is more reliable and* more adapt able than the human add ing machine. We go anywhere to prova our claims without cost to you. Burroughs Adding Machine Co. GRAND MASK BALL Given at the Armory Thursday, February 8 A Good Time For A Who Come A Cordial Invitatiou to All New Salem Harness Shop Buy Hand-made Harness—They cost only a little more and wear three times as long. All extras are hand-made at the cost of fac tory prices. We meet any mail-order house The Best Horse Collars are none too good. Buy them at this shop. Always lowest in price on Sweat Pads, Fit Nets, Harness Oils, Curry Combs and Brushes Only the best leather we can buy goes into our harnesses and they are honestly made. COME AND SEE US A. B. REIF Ne Salem, IL THE ONLY LICENSED EMBALMER IN THE CITY Alagill Bide.. Fargo Deaths E. A. HIGBEE. Friday afternoon, at the home of his son-in-law, B. Pickering, at Magnus, E. D. Higbee, aged 81, died of senil ity. Mr. Higbee had been in this state for three years, having come from central Iowa to make his home with a daugher. Tbe funeral arrangements are un der way and the body will be shipped to Iowa Sunday morning. WILLIAM ROHRER. Friday evening, February 2, Wil liam 'Roarer, one .of the pioneers of this section, died of tuberculosis aft er an illness of three years. He leaves surviving him two brothers, A B. and S. D. Rohrer of this city, and one sis ter, Mrs. A. Van Horn, wife of Archi tect Van Horn, besides numerous rel atives and friends in bis former home. Mr. Rohrer spent nearly 22 years in McLean and Burleigh counties, com ing to Bismarck three years ago. He was well and favorably known in both counties and leaves many friends to mourn him. The funeral will take place from the Field's undertaking parlors, Mon day, February 5, at &:30 a. m. Sanger's White Elephant "I was exhibiting the only white elephant ever seen in the western world.'" relates Lord George Sanger to his book, "Seventy Years a Showman," "when I was honored by a visit from King Edward., then Prince of Wales. After the performance I conducted the prince through the stables and showed him all there was to see. When we came to the 'white elephant' stall his royal highness suddenly turned to me and said. 'Sanger, is this really one of tbe sacred white elephants? "To this I replied: 'Well, your royal highness, a showman is entitled to practice a little deception on thecrowd, but I should never think of deceiving m.v furore king, it is certainly a white' elephant—hi fact, a very white eie|!ii:iiii. but only because we give him a coat .t s|H.'ci il whitewash twice a du.v!'"