1 OMING EVENTS
I. O. O. F. Odd fellows' hall.
Pythian Sisters, K. P. hall.
Christmas entertainment at M. E.
Christmas tree, St. PauV's church,
CHRISTMAS DAY, DEC. 35.
Knights of Pythias at 11 p. m. in
K. P. hall.
Christmas entertainment at Baptist
Christmas entertainment, Presby
WEDNESDAY, DEC. M.
Junior Annual ball. Commercial club
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 97.
Royal Neighbors, Odd Fellows' hall.
Leonora Jackson and Miss Florence
Marion Pace at Baptist church.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28.
Modern Protective association, Odd
A. F. and A. M. Masons, Masonic
SATURDAY] DECEMBER S*.
Elks' regular meeting. B. P. O. E.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31.
Pythian Sisters, K. P. hall.
Pioneer club twenty-third annual
ball. Commercial club rooms.
Irish-American ball, opera house
Fortnightly club, library building.
NEW YEAR'S DAY.
O. E. S. reception. Masonic temple.
Yeoman's ball. Odd Fellows' hall.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3.
Modern Woodmen at Odd Fellow's
Ladies' Auxiliary, R. M. clerks,
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4.
Minnesota Glee and Mandolin club,
G. A. R. and W. R. C. joint install
Eagles at K. P. hall.
Irish-American, Opera House.
Modern Brotherhood of America, Odd
SATURDAY, JAN. 3.
Elks at B. P. O. E. club rooms.
MONDAY, JANUARY 7.
T)e Willett Y. M. and Y. W. C. A. at
Pythian Sisters Installation at K. P.
TUESDAY. JANUARY S.
Lady Elks, B. P. O. E. rooms, after
Rebekahs at Odd Fellow's hall.
Royal Arch Masons, Masonic Tem
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10.
Royal Neighbors, Odd Fellow's hall.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11.
Irish-American club. Opera House.
Modern Protective association. Odd
Blue Lodge Masons, Masonic Tem
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12.
Elks' at B. P. O. E. club rooms.
[Note.]—All lodges and societies are
invited to send notices to this column.
All meetings are nights, unless other
A Merry Christmas and a Happy
Tomorrow Is Christmas day, the
best day of all the year, for it com
memorates the supreme gift of God
to man—the gift of his son. Those
who make of it simply a day of en
joyment without a thought of the real
meaning of the day, should try to
imagine what their surroundings
would be if his teachings did not large
ly prevail both in private and public
life. Civilization is at a high or low
ebb according as his teachings are
The White House will be the scene
of many gay assemblages during the
winter season. The members of the
cabinet and about forty additional
guests have been formally entertained
and other state functions at the White
House will be the diplomatic reception
Thursday, January 3d diplomatic
dinner, Thursday, January 10th judic
ial reception, Thursday, January 17th
Supreme Court dinner, Thursday, Jan
uary 31st, and Army and Navy recep
tion, Thursday, February 7th.
The White House entertainments
are always marked by a simplicity oi
decorations and appointments, which,
however, lose nothing in smartness
and brilliancy. The floral decorations
are never elaborate, but are perfect
In detail and add to the beauty of the
scene without forcibly intruding up
on the attention.
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Bui Your Home Will!
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Present and will please ibe whole
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We received today several hindred of the
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GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA
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Simplicity also is the keynote to
Mrs. Roosevelt's toilette. At her af
ternoon teas she wears soft silks
adorned with beautiful laces, and she
never appears in the accepted style
of evening dress. Sometimes the cor
sage of her gowns are cut V-shape
and filled with lace, and, if the waist
be sleeveless, long gloves cover her
arms. As is well-known, white is
her favorite color, and her evening
gowns are almost Invariably white,
sometimes with a touch of color about
the bodice or in her laces, for which
her toilettes are famous. Although
possessing some beautiful gems, she
seldom dons them except upon un
usual formal occasions.
The personnel of the President's
military and naval aides and assistant
aides is always one of the matters
of deep concern to both maids and
matrons of Washington society, as
they can do much toward making the
success of an aspiring debutante.
Their duties are purely social, and
they are generally designated to
serve as "pink tea" soldiers two years:
and there is an unwritten law which
says they must be unmarried. Con
sider then, the desirability of win
ning and maintaining the friendship
and influences of these arbiters of
social elegance and etiquette at the
Mrs. John Stewart, Chestnut St., will
entertained a family dinner on Christ
mas day. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Stewart
and daughter of Fargo will come up
to join in the festivities. The guests
will number eighteen.
"Christianity is an expansion of
Mr. Nic Schneweis leads to the altar
today Miss Bertha Lombness, who has
grown up to young womenhood in this
city and has taught music here a
number of years. The wedding takes
place at five o'clocl* this afternoon at
St. Paul's church, Rev. Mr. Burleson
officiating. On account of a recent
death in the bride's family the wed
ding will be a quiet one, no one but
the immediate relatives being invited.
The bride will be gowned in grey and
will be attepded by her cousin, Mrs.
M. A. Hanson of Crookston. Mr. W.
A. Hanson will act as groomsman.
The happy couple will go to house
keeping immediately at the groom's
residence, N. 5th St.
Dr. and Mrs. E. P. Robertson will
entertain a large party at Christmas
dinner. Prof. Wm. Robertson and fam
ily of Crookston will be the out-of
town guests. Covers will be laid for
Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Saunderson have
gone to Langdon to spend Christmas.
St. Paul's church hold a Christmas
service this afternoon for the Sunday
school children. A Christmas carol
and other music appropriate to the
season will be sung, after which pres
ents from the Christmas tree will be
The Modern Brotherhood of Ameri
ca held a very successful meeting last
Friday evening in the Odd Fellow's
hall, several candidates were shown
the mysteries of the order, and ten
applicants voted upon. After lodge
was over cards and dancing held full
sway, at the customary hour' the
ladies of the entertainment commit
tee served refreshments. On Jan. 4
this lodge will hold a reunion and in
stall officers and have a jolly good
time. Every member must be pres
Mr. Mallough of Wahpeton spent
a few days in the city the guest
of Mrs. E. P. Robertson.
Mr. Dinnie Barnard is here to en
joy a vacation at the home of his
aunt, Mrs. Sutton-Thompson.
Mr. Will McGraw who has been at
tending St. Thomas college, has ar
rived in the city to spend the Christ
mas vacation at home.
The senior department of the M.
E. Sunday school will give a program
this evening at the church which will
be suitable to the Christmas season.
The music is under the direction of
Prtof: Pease and will be given by a
chorus of twenty voices. Prof. Field
will preside at the organ. The juniors
and primaries of the M. E. Sunday
school have planned to give each other
a surprise this afternoon at the church
parlors. Every one likes to be sur
prised and the little folks will be sure
to go away happy.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Tibbals and
Miss Lottie Tibbals will be the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Philips of Lari
more on Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. B. Hendrickson are
visiting friends at Blue Earth, Minn.
Stories of Grand Forks
A Lakota correspondent writes that
your readers may be interested in
this prognostication: That the pres
ent winter is going to be the hardest
one for the past twenty years, there
is an abundance of signs to show, and
among them it may be mentioned
that: The corn husks are a foot and
a half thick, and all the stalks lean
to the west. The geese, ducks and
chickens are growing a coat of fur
under their feathers, and are rubbing
borax on their feet to harden them
up. All the one-eyed owls are leaving
the country, and the bob-tailed squir
rels have laid up a stock of sweet
potatoes, as well as nuts for provis
ions. The farmer who has taken the
trouble to investigate has found that
all the toadstools on the' old logs
have wrinkles in them. The last time
that this happened we had winter
weather that froze the handles off
plows. Rabbits are sitting around
with a hutriped-up look to them and
field mice have wrinkles in their tails.
If this means anything it means
twenty degrees below zero before to
During the past weeic Judge Mc
Loughlin was wakened from his peace
ful slumbers by the telephone route,
and the voice was that of a lady.
"Is this Judge McLoughlln?"
"Yes," replied the Judge.
"1 want to see you at your office at
once on a very important matter."
"Could you not wait till morning?"
"Xo sir this matter must be at
tended to now or never."
"All right I wtH be at my office
In fifteen minutes."
"Where is your office?"
"It is over Stanchfleld's store.. Do
you know where that is?"
"No, I do not."
"Well, that is strange. Now I will tell
you: Stanchfields is the leading cloth
ier of the city and is selling goods at
bed rock prices and a large sign dec
orates the front of the building on the
corner of Third street and Demers
"All right Judge I guess I can find
the place," said the lady.
The judge arrived in his sanctum
and the lady was waiting.
"Judge, I am in the worst frame of
mind that a woman can be," she open
ed. "I have here a telescope of my
husband's. He went west this morning
amd was obliged to return on account
of the storm. After supper he went
down town and I went to unpack the
telescope, and here are the contents.
You can see for yourself, Judge."
The judge opened the telescope and
out came a lady's corset, a night dress,
a pair of lady's hose and a pair of
"Ah:" said the judge. 'I see now'
Madame. What is your name?"
She gave the name.
"Mrs. O and your initials
are O. O.?"
"Why do you inquire and look so
surprised?" she asked.
"Well, my dear madame, those cor
sets and other garments 'have your
initials stamped on them, and here is
a pair of lady's hose from the size of
which. I should say, that you wore a
number three shoe?"
"Yes sir that Is true." saiJ Mrs. O.
"Xow, Madame, we will make those
exhibits A, and for the purpose
of identification. Could it be possible
that you contemplated taking a trip
with your husband this morning and
changed your mind—as women very
"Come to thing of the matter, I
Jid," was the reply, "and I remember
now that I packed those very things
in the grip myself. Oh, my poor, dear
O Will he ever forgive me?"
After apologizing to McLauglin the
lady started away, but she had gone
but a short distance when the judge
called her back, she having left her
muff on the table.
There will be no divorce action.
WITH THE HOHEZOLLERS.
Associated Preas to The Bvealag Times.
Berlin, Dec. 24.—Christmas finds
Emperor William and all the members
of his family gathered at Potsdam for
their usual family celebration. It is
safe to say that nowhere in the wide,
wide world is there to be found a
family that observes Christmas with
more genuine enthusiasm and Treas
ure than do the Hohenzollerns. Tlis
festivities take place on Christmas
eve, according to the German custom.
Lots year nine beautifully shaped
trees hung with all kinds of shining
baubles and lighted by white candles
in a row in the centre of the great
hall, one tree for their majesties, on?
for each of their children, the loftiest
for the Crown Prince and his wile,
the shortest for "princesschen," ac
cording to custom. This year a ninth
tree is added to the lot in honor of
the infant son of the Crown Trince
For gifts every one receives what he
or she has "wished"—and something
more as well. The gifts are not so
magnificent as many might suppose,
being often far less costly than those
received by the children of wealthy
commoners. The Christmas dinner,
like the Christmas tree festivities, is
always strictly a family affair.
Judge Watts set a number of cases
for trial at the next meeting of the
grand jury which will re-convene in
Crookston on January 7. The cases
are set for every day between Jan
uary 7 and January 16. The first
case which will be taken up is that
of H. L. Gaylord against the Great
Northern railway company over the
shipments of some grain.
as the Best
is what one
the work that
is turned out
by the Model
us your bun
dle or phone
us and it will
be done to
1 STEAM LAUNDRY
18-20 N. Forth St.
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THE EVENING TIMES, GRAND PORKS, N. D.
Xew York, Dec. 22.—Now that the
winter season is fairly on and the wild
whirl of Christmas holiday festivities
looms close at hand, the problem of
evening frocks is absorbing much fem
inine attention, and the dressmakers'
workrooms are piled high with deli
cate silk mousseiines, chiffons, gauzes,
laces, nets, and with velvets and satins
all delicate In color if more substantial
The variety in such materials 1b pos
itively bewildering and though on
every side there is a temptation to
extravagance, the planning of an even
ing frock which will be inexpensive
and practical as well as attractive
Is this eeason, a simpler matter than
For the young girl, there is, of
course, no evening frock so charming
as the silken sheer stuff, and the fash
ionable debutante is going In more
strongly than ever for chiffon and
mousseline and tulle, etc. but she
will dance through miles of this shim
mering, vaporous stuff before the
season ends, and her evening frock
expenses will' be far In excess of those
of her mother or her older sister, who
go clad in clinging satin and velvets.
Some of the host of soft gleaming
silks, the always popular crepe or a
genuine liberty satin will prove a
wise Choice, the last named wearing
far better than the lighter satin finish
silks, which are newer and more defin
itely modish. There are many novel
ties among these practical stuffs, and
for the loveliest of these novelties
high prices are asked.
Crepes, too, have in many cases
taken on a satiny surface, though the
old reliable crepe de Chine In good
quality is as good as ever. Chiffon
crepe having the crepe waves with
the extreme lightness of weight are
made, but are hardly to be recom
mended, for they are not so beautiful
as some of the other stuffs of equal
body and yet they have not the prac
tical vitrues of the heavier crepes.
Flowered and brocaded materials of
surpassing beauty are displayed at all
the counters devoted to the evening
frock materials. But after all, it is
the one-tone material which is the
favorite for evening wear, though the
subtle color harmonies may enter into
the trimming scheme or may be ef
fected 'by making up a transparent
over several layers of chiffon in graded
shades of one color. This last idea
is much like the Parisian dressmakers,
but demands skilfull treatment and
unerring color sense.
One tone material in which contrast
in texture and finish gives variety
are the striped stuffs which have
found instant favor—striped satin and
You will find here in abundance—
every style and every pattern as well
as every grade from the cheapest to
the best. No matter what your wants
are, you can find Just what' yon want
here at positively the
chiffons, satin and crepe, satin and
gauze, crepe and chiffon, etc. These
materials are to be had in all the even
ing tints, and are considered extreme
ly ch'c. One sees, too, the Peking
strips (white and black or white and
color) in all these combinations, but
stive for trimming the Peking stripes
have not won on this side of the water
the success which was predicted for
them, and even the Parisians have laid
them aside in favor of one-tone stripes.
Colored mesh veils to match the hat
or gown have quite gone out, so that
again we have the black veil in ai'l Its
glory in innumerable cobweb designs
adorned with chenille and velvet dots
of all possible—and many impossible
—sizes. The only colored veils which
have survived are the brown single
thread mesh with a tiny velvet dot
on every crass thread. These brown
veils are always worn with brown,
with most shades of red, with the ma
jority of light colored felt and velvet
shades, and with a few of the darkest
Shades if the brown Is especially be
Irish lace trims many of the new
white lynx sets. On the muff the lace
is most attractive, but it is not seen
on many of the round boas. White
lynx gives an amazing amount of wear
if well taken care of and cleaned reg
ularly before it becomes too soiled,
so that it is no more expenseive than
any other sort of fur. The majority
of collars are worn quite long this
jyear, especially the wide ones, for
nothing so cuts the figure as a short,
wide fur collar The deep V-shaped
stole with narrow ends in front are
smart, and then in lynx are seen many
new shapes, among them the stole
shaped in black much like a square
sailor collar which gives breadth across
the shoulders without failing down
over the arms and thus cutting off
from the length of the waist.
There is a new lace whose pattern
is worked in gold yellow thread and
which is being substituted for the
cream or white lace with metallic
gold threads in many cases. The new
lace gives much the same effect as
that into which gold thread is intro
duced,and, of course, has the advan
tage of being free from the tarnishing
which is the distressing feature of
all metallic trimming. Upon some col
ors, however, only the metallic gold
will give the best results, and this is
true of almost all of the yellows, al
though the yellow thread looks well
upon a yellow of exactly the same
shade seen in the lace.
A newspaper would as soon attack
a woman as attack a union man.
The woman who complains that no
one "understands" her is not usually
a good cook.
SEVERAL CARLOADS OF NEW FURNITURE
PARTICULARS OF THE RAID
On Conl Train, Which Wag Made by
the CHIxeng of Berwick Last
Further particulars of the raid on
a coal train at Berwick are continued
in the following dispatch to the Min
Berwick had a fuel raid on Thurs
day when the citizens raided a stall
ed Great Northern freight train con
talng a dozen cars of "company" coal
and carried away ten tons.
Men of every class participated in
the raid, Including thirty farmers
from the surrounding country, who
had been waiting all night hoping for
relief. With sacks and shovels every
body, including business men, charged
the train to beip themselves to the
first coal that has been received in
the town for three weeks.
There was no idea'of theft. It was
merely the demand ot the citizens and
farmers for fuel to sustain life. Every
pound of coal taken was weighed at
the Imperial Lumber company's
scales* and those taking it stand ready
to pay for it.
The raid followed a veritable fuel
famine that has caused suffering and
which has forced townsmen and farm
ers to burn anything that would make
heat, including, in some cases, valuable
buildings and other property. The
train was a through freight, which
was obliged to stop early In the morn
ing because of a dead engine. Word
was at once passed about that a dead
train with coal wal in town knd the
raid automatically organized itself.
Citizens unaccustomed to manual la
bor swarmed the cars with the workers
and began to carry away coal in sacks,
taking from 300 to 1,000 pounds each.
Sacks were at a premium.
Letters from Dakota and Nebraska
Bankers Che Rosy Tinge to
A final roundup of the business sit
uation in the northwest, as presented
in the letters to the Commercial West
from bankers in Minnesota, the Da
kota, Iowa and Nebraska, summariz
ing conditions in those states, shows
that that section will enter the new
year with prospects unusually bright.
In the "three states" the abnormal
delay in moving the crops has been a
disturbing and unusual factor, but in
spite of the resultant slowness in col
lections in many districts in several
lines of business, and the restriction
of business activity within limits
smaller than would have been the
0. YOUNG'S Furniture and Music House
have just been received and placed on our floors—bought
especially for this season. We make a specially of com
plete Dining Sets to match, in every wood and finish, as
well as "odd" pieces. We call your special attention
to our elegant showing of Mission pieces in Weathered
Oak and Early English finish. See our line of Buffets
and China Closets.
have all the virtues of the
artists piano. Tone, Quality,
Ease of Action, Case Beauty
and great durability. We
carry the A. B. Chase, Crown,
Krell, Poole and many
others. Business terms to
those who wish to purchase.
Bargains in Victor Talking Machines
Plajri all the latest Operatic Records, Band ^Records, Orcfceatra Record*, la'c Qurlette Record*, Son| Record*, Baajojbcord*, Kabelik
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Full and complete lines In
every wood and finish—gol
den oak, curly English
weathered oak and solid ma
hogany—with pedestal bases
and leg bases.
are the highest grade ob
tainable. We carry all the
standard makes and make a
specialty of the famous Estey
0. YOUNG'S Furniture and Music House
125-126-120 South Third St.t Grand Forks* N. D.
Finest quartered oak-pol
ished wood seats—heavy box
seats—very handsome and
stylish chairs—heavy long
post behind—finely polished
MONDAY, DECEMBER 24,1906.
We will, however, make an honest
endeavor to please YOU if given
We call special attention to our
comprehensive stock of diamonds,
which are carefully assorted to suit
the needs of all purchasers.
The percentage of customers who
can pass by our "Quality Dia
monds" without purchasing
small, that's why we enjoy the con
fidence and patronage of a large
class of trade.
Our line of watches, clocks,
sterling silver and Holiday goods
Is also complete, comprising the
creana of the markets at Lowest
FRANK V. KENT
Jewelers and Florists
lO South Third St.
case had the grain been carried for
ward to market with a fair degree of
expedition, the situation is unfavor
able only by comparison with what
"might have been" and not by com
parison with former years.
Bank deposits in many sections of
the five states considered are at re
cord figures. Demand for money in
most sections seems to be of excep
tionally large proportions, but several
of the bankers writing take pains to
emphasize the fact that the demand is
the natural outcome of almoBt un
precedented prosperity and business
Milton Plgger Jailed.
Jas. Doyle of Milton is under arrest
on a charge of operating a blind pig
at that place. The hearing resulted
in his being remanded to the county
jail to await trial at the next term of
Solid Oak. Also Mahoganized Birch,
finely polished. Has hand-carved
claw feet, heavy and massive frames.
Exactly like cut—a chair fit to grace
any home In the city—fine velour
cushions In assorted patterns and
plain reds and greens. Tou will find
these chairs oozy, comfortable and
luxurious. Just what you want for
the long winter evenings around the
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