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MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1906.
Ml Ml k-jJvj-V GEIST'S FAMOUS CANDIES ICECREAM AND BAKED GOODS add tone to your -Xmas dinners, social gatherings, dances, etc. We -ship anywhere in the state at any time. "Purity" is our motto. We guarantee everything. We defy the state on good bread. ARNESON MERCANTILE GO. East Grand Forks GROCERY DEPT. SPECIAL XMAS STOCK LUDEFISK GAMELOST CRANBERRIES TINGLEBERRIES SMOKED SALMON NUTS CANDIES STUFFED AND PLAIN OLIVES LARGE RAISINS A Carload of Michigan Apples Baldwin Greening Ben Davis Russets Tallmon Sweets Northern Spies $3.50 per Barrel, $1.20 per Bushel, 35c per Peck ALL OUR SILVERWARE DURING XMAS AT HALF PRICE DON'T DELAY ORDERING YOUR CHRISTMAS CANDIES FANCY BOXES OF ALL SIZES PACKED TO SUIT YOUR TASTE AND IDEA, it EVERYTHING IN THE CONFECTIONERY LINE BARRETT'S THE £t& S QUALITY SHOP STOP TO THINK that thousands of dollars worth of clothing is thrown away annually that might be saved to the wearers by simply having the garments cleaned or dyed? Dry cleaning removes all stains or grease, makes the colors bright in all kinds of clothing. Let us call fcr your suit or dress and we'll Tenew its youth quickly. GRAND FORKS STEAM LAUNDRY CO. Both Phones 56 Gleaners and Dyers GET READY FOR THE GAME We are prepared to equip you for the Game with a full line of New and Second-hand Sin gle and Double Barrel Shot Guns, Rifles and Ammunition. You can also buy a watch and know how many birds you shoot a minute Come in and look over our line and let us convince you that our prices are the lowest. H. ZISKIN, Broker and Jeweler 113 DeMera Avenue EXTREMELY LOW RATES Between all Points on the Great Northern Ry. Tickets on sale Dec. 22 to Jan. 1,1B07, Inclusive. Final return limit Jan. 7, W. S. WEBER. Ticket A|eatt Grand Forkst N. D. 1007. A. L. CRAIG. Pass. Traffic Hfr„ St. Fail, a ifs v, East Side News USED II KNIFE WITH WHICH TO KILL SELF 9 Was Unsuccessful, However, and He Suffered But Little From Effects. Earnest Holge, a man subject to epileptic fits was picked up on the street yesterday afternon by Assis tant Chief of Police Buckley, after the unfortunate man had made an attempt to kill himself. He was taken to the police station, and a few minutes later made another effort to end his exis tence, using a jack knife, with which he slashed his throat. The cuts were not deep however, and he suffered bui little. This is the second time Holge has been arrested recently. He is subject to fits, and is in pretty bad condition. Miss Alma Mickelson is here from Northwood. Miss Ada Foote is home from Red Lake Palls. Prof, and Mrs. Burnett are at Man kato for Christmas. N. J. Nelson has returned from a business visit at Ada, Minn. Miss Emma Aliard is home from Thompson where she is teaching. Amel Ellingson has gone to his home at Merrifield for Christmas. W. R. Stoughton and H. P. Stem ber will spend Christmas at St. Cloud. Souvenir dishes of Bast Grand Porks. A large assortment at King man's drug store. The Misses Sullivan, who have been teaching school in North Dakota, have returned for a visit at their parent's home over Christinas. What is more appreciated than genuine pieces of Llbby's cut glass •or a Xmas present. Sold at King nan's. Oslo Wedding. Miss Helen Larson of Oslo and John Espeseth of Granville "were mar ried at the formers home. Work Progressing Nicely. Work on the Hamm Brewing com pany plant In this city is progressing rapidly. Arc Moving. Branson & Collins are moving their law office to the new bank building and expect to be settled down in their uew location about Wednesday. Mixed It. John Williams and Richard Erley ire said to have mixed things on Sat urday night, and this morning Wil liams was arrested on an assault and battery charge. Money to Luan, Sullivan Bros, have money to loan, it lowest rates of interest, on flrsi tnd second mortgages, in Minnesota md Dakota. Offices First Nation tl bank, East Grand Forks. Kingman Has Many Suggestions. To make regarding suitable Xmas presents for young and old, such as toys, pocket books, razors, pocket knives, albums, looking glasses, per fumes, soaps and other Xmas pres ents too numerous to mention. A Xew Paper. Victor Peterson, formerly editor of the Oslo Tribune will publish a paper it Stephen, Minn, to be known as the Stephen Journal. Mr. Peterson was recently wedded to Miss Emma Ban?, who is well known in this city. Mendenliall Memorial. Tlio 'Mendenha'Iil Memorial church Sunday school will hold their Christ nas exercises in the church this evening. A fin© program has been arranged, and the young people have been busy the last two or three weeks preparing for the event. The Great Northern reservoir gang are pushing the work at Hannah. Cabins and stables enough to house men and beasts are erected and the actual work of excavation has begun. About 8 feet of snow has to be re moved before reaching the clay. This is very little frozen and dry so that it works well. The basin is to be 600 feet long by 250 wide with an average depth of 12 and will hold 111-4 million gallons of water. A shortage of scrapers is delaying the work. These were shipped at Flaxton 20 days ago and they are there yet. Taste and Quality. as well as reasonable prices is the aim P. Glrard, the Jeweler in selecting his Thanksgiving and Christmas goods. We have scores of beautiful things to show you. During the past few days we have opened up several ship ments of Jewelry coming from the great eastern houses. These new goods were chosen with the greatest care and with the view of pleasing the most select trade, some of the lines being entirely exclusive. All articles selected now will be pnt away until Xmas. P. Girard Jeweler and Optician E. Grand Forks 4 'V /V fl- THE EVENING TIMES, GRAND FORKS, N. D. THE ADEQUATE RATE MUST BE ADOPTED SAYSBANGS Level Life Incomes Must be Received to Redeem Promises. The prudent Patricians of Pompeii, a fraternal insurance organization, at its annuail meet ing at Saginaw, Mich., increased its rates of insurance for new members from fifteen to twenty per cent, and provided for a re duction of forty per cent, of the face value of policies on all death claims within the first year of membership, except where death was accidental. Nearly: one-third of the death claims the last year were on short-term members. Commenting on this item, Geo. A. Bangs of this city today said: "The Patricians began business Sept. 1, 1897, and is therefor a trifle more than nine years old. Jan 1, 1906, its membership was something less than 10,000, and it had insurance outstand ing of approximately $ J,000,000, which means that 10,000 men were reiving to t'a3 extent of $4,000000 upon this society for protection to be afforded at death to their widows and children. The society promise this protection at what, is assured its members were level life rates, but which rates either intentionally or otherwise were-grossly inadequate. As a matter of fact the society was promising a level life insurance at but temporary cost. The premium rates of its members furnish ed the society income sufficient to cover current costs alone, and for such income the society -was pretending to furnish level life insurance. "As an illustration of the rates: At the age of twenty-five the society's annual charge was $8.40 or 70 cents per month, whereas the minimum rate, without allowing for expenses, based upon the national fraternal congress table (which is the most favorable mortality ta'ble in existence), with in terest at four per cent., is $13.30 or $4.90 greater than the society charged for mortality cost alone. "The experience of this 'society is the history of every fraternal society. The only revenue of the society with which to pay its death losses is de rived from the contributions of its members, and if the membership con tributes upon the temporary or cur rent cost plan, the society can furnish but temporary or current cost insur ance, and as inevitably as the danger or risk of death increases with in creasing age. so must the society as and its membership grows older in crease the rates of contribution. "The only remedy is that attempted .o be adopted by t'he Patricians—ie: to increase the rates to a level life basis and when the society receives a eve'l life income it can furnish level life insurance, and it can do so 110 sooner. "The conditions and requirements of :h society are but typical of hundreds jf the fraternals. Out of more than five hundred of such societies which are promising level life insurance there are less than one half a dozen that are receiving level life incomes or incomes sufficient to permit them to redeem their promises. Insolvency has not sooner overtaken t'hem simply be cause during the earlier years of their existence t'heir death loss Is favor able because the membership is young and the current cost is light: but with increasing age the deaths in the aggregate and in proportion to mem bers will rapidly and materially in crease, while the number to contribute, in proportion, will decrease, although in the aggregate there may be an in crease. "Delay should not be permitted in the adoption by every society of an adequate rate, and if the society through the incompetency or coward ice of its members or oflicers neglects to adopt an adequate rate the legis lature of the state should by law com pel theni to do so. This is because as the membership grows cider and rates become prohibitive, it also becomes more difficult, and finally 'impossible for diem to obtain insurance or pro tection from another society or com pany." BILTMORE CHRISTMAS TREE. \MOCiated Pnu to The KrenlDK Tliur* Ashville, N. C., Dec. 24.—Mr. and Mrs. George W. Vandervilt have ar ranged elaborate Christmas fetes for their guests at Biltmore, and also for the 500 employes on the estate. The Christmas tree celebration will take place tomorrow morning. The Christ mas tree will be thirty feet high, and will bear 1,500 presents, all of which Mrs. Vanderbilt has purchased her self, selecting each gift. The em ployes and guests will be entertained with a vaudeville performance and "costume musical." A company of vaudeville artists from New York will give imitations, monologues, Indian, Hungarian, Irish and Oriental songs, all in the language and costume of the country, with a brass band of twenty or thirty pieces will furnish the muqic for the occasion. MAIL CAR BURNED. Carload of Christmas Packages and Other Mall Matter Destroyed. 4 Muskogee, I. T., Dec. 22.—A carload of mail matter from Texas points con sisting principally of Christmas pack ages, was practically destroyed south of here late yesterday by the burning of the mall1 car on a fast north bound Missouri, Kansas and Texas passenger train. Brass Gifts. For a holiday gift nothing sur passes those magnificent pleceB of hand wrought brassware to be seen at O. Young's music and furniture house. HOMEWARD FROM CALIFORNIA Complete your pleasure trip by returning via SHASTA p. NORTHERN PACIFIC ROUTE. Stopovers per mit you to see Portland and the beautiful Columbia River Region Tacoma, Seattle and the Puget Sound Country Spokane and the Inland Empire, and Helena and Butte en route. Best of all, stop at Livingston and make the delightful side trip through YELLOWSTONE PARK IN 1907 No finer scenic or tourist region in all America. BEST TRAINS BEST SERVICE For "WONDERLAND 1906," and "Eastward Through the Storied Northwest," send six cents each. For rates and full information call on D. MULREIN, Agent Northern Pacific Ry, or write A. M. CLELAND, General Passenger Agent, St. Paul, Minn. PAGE THRU