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I I- I DMA TROOPS Oil THE BORDER Overcoats Received by Every En listed tyan in Regiment— Stov* and New Tents MISTLETOE GROWS WILD NEAR CAMPS ^Mercedes, Tex., Dec. 21.—It seems as though luxuries galore are being heaped upon the soldiers of the First North Dakota infant'ry since its re turn from the big "hike" to Browns ville. Among the latest are new stoves for Tonight Only ismarcff Theatre 7:15 and 9:00 practically every tent in the regiment. Old tents have been replaced by brand news ones, and today over coats for every~enlisted~man "in" the regiment arrived and were distribut ed, despite the fact that a bunch of the North Dakotans went swimming in Llano Grande lake. The boys of Company" M" from Grand Porks, think their "street" looks very "sassy" now, for the com pany has been completely fitted out with new tents. Other companies which were jn as much need of bet- ter 8helta# flkve been similarly equip The novdir of having real, Bure enough stovls as protection against the uncertain "norther" made itself keenly felt in the. sergeants' tent of Company "M" last evening, after the boys had started up a roaring fire to keep out the chill and retired. The supply of wood had been plac ed trifle too close to a new stove and when the snores were the loudest the fuel ignited, starting a conflagra The Last Two Days of Christmas Shopping is the Rush Time when Good Things, Acceptable Pres orts, must be gotten in a hurry. We are prepared for this last rush Kid Gloves We have just feceived a full line of Pique Kid Gloves with fancy backs in all shades. They are the finest to be had. Ask for them at our glove counter a pair, Silk Hose H-300 Guaranteed Silk Hose in black and colors. Fancy Clock Stitch for evening wear to match all high shades. At our hosiery counter, a pair, $1.25 to $2.00 AT OUR BOOTHS Visit Our Booths for appropriate Christinas gifts. You will find in them the best selections to be had. Every thing in sight with salesladies at hand to serve you at once, will make your shopping quick and easy here. For the Last Three Days at A. W. Lucas Co tion which for a time threatened to defy the entire company. In the excitement which followed the discovery of the blaze, Sergeant Max Raines kicked over a can of ker osene, which did not help matters any. The lire was finally squelched, but not until it had partially destroy ed the sidearms of Sergeant Heber Ed wards. Mistletoe and Spanish moss grow wild in abundance in this region and many of the soldiers have been gath ering vines to send home as Christ mas tokens from the border. "The PrincA of Graustark," at the Bismarck Theatre tomorrow, matinee, at S-.M p. m. & iSSsL sr*mki4waMaHtSalM.AI««rtL SMnMNSBnamoK •^rr $2.50 to $3.00 BI8MAS0K DAILY TEIBUHB wmufox Presents The Foremost Actress of the Screen THEDA BARA support.,,w HARRY HILLIARD 99 ROMEO AND JUUET Shakespeare's immortal masterpiece in seven magnificeut acts, with a cast of 3000 people. It is a story filled with the rapturous intoxication of hope and bitterness of despair GO EARLY IF YOU WISH A SEAT Two Shows at Each Theatre Children 10c, Adults 20c MONEY TAKES ROOT ni en If you want to see how money will take root and grow just go to the bank and "plant" a dime in the new Christ mas banking club it just opened to accommodate the people of this com munity who want to start to save money. This dime will gtyw .in 50 weeks— before Christmas nept,.year when "one will feel the need of ready money— into $127.50. One only needs to "water" the dime planted regularly every week for 49 more weeks. The way, to do this Is to put in 20 cents the second week, 30 cents the third week and so on, in-' creasing your deposit only a dime each week. ,, One can "plant" only a nlckle in the Christmas banking club and in 50 weeks have $63.75, by putting in 10 cents the second week, 15 cents the third week and so on, increasing the amount you deposit only a nlckle each week. The biggest sum you put In at one time is only $2.50. You will hard ly believe this until you look into the little Christmas banking club book which the (First National bank will furnish yjbu and every membfer of your family free. The "kiddles*' can join the one-cent or the two-cent club and in 50 weeks have $12,75 or $25.50. Every boy and girl and man and wo man in our community should join this Christmas banking club. It's a good thing. ML FUTILE (United Press) London. Dec. 21.—According to some of the newspapers, todays ex* perience with the food control meas ure, which regulates the number aQd nature of the portion served in hotels and restaurants, has been sufficient to prove it is futile. They say that not only has it failed to check con 'sumption, but in many. Instances it has increased it. It is'claimed that there is no supervision and that many customers, finding that they can in dulge in several servings of th'e same I dish without having more than one course counted against them, have availed themselves freely of this loop hole. TO BOOST RAIL FARES (By United Press.) London, Dec. 21.—All railroad fares in Great Britain will be advanced 50 per cent after January 1, it was an nounced in the house of commons to day. GUARDSMEN SUFFER FROM WIND STORM (United Press) El Paso Dec. 21.—Forty thousand nationitf guardsmen in this vicinity ex perienced the worst windstorm in the history of the guards' stay on the bor der today. The wind attained a veloc ity of 60 miles an hour. Many tents were blown away. Several guardsmen took shelter in the Y. M. C. A. here. WAR CRITICS CHANGES JOBS. (Associated Press) Amsterdam, Dec. 21.—The Deutsche Tages Zeitung says that Major Morast has ceased to be military critic of the Tages Blatt and has Joined anoth er paper. It Is supposed that he was unable to agree with the Tages Blatt's attitude during the war. BELIEF SEEN Of CHICAGO FUEL SHORTAGE TODAY (By Associated Prsaa.) Chicago, Dec. 21.—following a se ries of conferences, Chicago coal deal ers, fadag a possible coal famine, an nounced today that an appeal for aa inquiry into the local situation has been made to the Mftii '•SiV-M'r They say that the shortage of fuel be gan in New England a year ago, and Motors. 'l*F t'\- Tonight Only since has extended to the Rocky moun tains. Railroad men and coal deal Get your Butter Kist Pop Corn here to trim your tree. & THURSDAY, DEC. 21, 1916J Or^uM 7:15 and 9:00 fl Christmas GIFTS for Everyone Boys' and Girls' books by all the popular authors. Holland books and Cards Humidors Ash Trays Conklin Fountain Pens Stationary Boxed Cigars Pipes 7 ... We have just received this largest line of towney's jtfydies received anywnere in tlijt state. -I Boxed for Christmas in 5, 3, 2, and 1 pound boxes. UTJJ Make This An Electrical Christmas! What could .be more appropriate at this season when the high .cost of living is uppermost in everyone's thoughts, than a useful, practical gift A FEW SUGGESTIONS— Table Lamps, in different styles and colors, both in ornamental glass and silk shades Electric Toaster Stoves, both round and oblong Electric Toasters Percolators, tea and coffee Heating Pads and Hot Water Bottles Electric Radiant Radiator Electric Shaving Mug Electric Nursing Bottle, just the thing for Baby Electric Sewing Machine and Sewing Machine Electric Vacuum Cleaner Flashlights, all styles and sizes Electric Stove, just the thing for your little girl Electric Irons re"" Northwest Public Service Corporation 111 Third Street Telephone 225 7 Acts ers asserted today, however,' that they saw some relief for the shortage. *1.1 •.