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»!&>» COMUTO WET HERE SOON Two Sessions During Week of Jan. 5 to 10 Are Pre pared by the Board. GRAND FORKS HAS IMPORTANT MEET Proposition of Granting Re duction will be Thorough ly Aired in January. According to present plans, the state railroad commission will hold a very important hearing in Grand Porks next month. The express rate question—said by several officials to be the most Important Issue ever brought before the commission—will be considered. It v|8 the complaint of Grand Forks shippers that brought en the express rate Investigation. Prior to the meeting in this city, the commission will meet at Fargo lo consider the excess baggage rate Question. Teh hearings probably will be held during the week of January I to 10. The exact date of both ses sions soon will be fixed. Attending Chicago Meeting. President Stutsman a fid the com mission's rate expert are now in Otii •ago. attending a conference between the express company managrrs and a committee of the National Associa tion of Railroad Commissioners. The object of the conference is oattempt to effect uniform Intrastate express rales for all the states. Dakota Seeks state control. According to word received from Chicago today, however, there Is no hope of' taking such action. North jDnkota, th* report says, is strongly in fn vor of individual state control. Many of the states, after long fights, have succecded in getting low rates, pnd they are not in favor of surren dering their advantage, It Is said. Consequently, the meeting in Grand forksNorth will be unusually important, he Dakota commission last rear held a number of hearings on the same Question at various places In the state, but, In view of the fact that the proposition already was be fore the interstate commerce commis- E,tterthe on, matter was delayed until the body's rates were promulgated. Rates Are Held Up. Theso rates have been announced, )*id were to have gone Into ffect on October 15 but* ©wlng 'to ther-vaet amount of work thrust upon the ex press companies In preparing tariffs Based on the national rates, the date has been postponed several times. The rates probably will not be effec tive for several weeks. The North Dakota commission has had its rate expert at work on this question for some time, and, it is ex ed, that he will be ready to re at the meeting In this city. If u, the commission undoubtedly will ike definite action on the question. FOR siMPiiicrrv IN DRESS. Cleveland Women Join in War Against Present Day Sty-lea. Cleveland, Dec. 12.—Cleveland and Cuyahoga county women club mem bers are being enlisted In a war against present day modes of femin ine wearing apparel. Prevailing styles were attacked at a convention of the county W. C. T. tJ„ when a resolution was adopted which concluded: "Resolved, that we condemn all transparent wearing apparel or any other kind which unduly exposes the Perm or figure of women and take a Hand for simplicity and modesty, which are expressions of character in Irene. A straw hat this time of year looks nke a man who has been out all Sight. BY WILL SEAT. L8IE was glad to leave the stuffy office and come out Into the aft-: ernoon sunshine of Seraturned Madlsone sq. She paused tor aa in stant and hesitated. Up in the little hall bedroom that ah« called home In lieu of a better one, there was a pretty Mrtton frock to be finished if she ex pected to wear It on Sunday. Every afternoon for a week she had lurried home to sew, and every stitch ust be made by hand—and yet, was another and a stronger call that her feet toward 4th ave aue. Elsie Chapin yielded to the last call and went Perhaps it was laughable that a quiet little dove-gray stenographer eould find delight in poking about among the second-hand shops of 4th avenue after a long day spent, in transscrlblng dull business letters on a clattering typewriter. It was true, however. Whatever of color and ro mance came into her lonely life was furnished by the multitude of lovely and curious articles In these antique shops. There was food tor fancy in the an cient pewter dishes and the willow pattern china a chair that had be longed to some long-dead personage perhaps a bedstead upon wblcb roy alty had slumbered in a distant land tall clocks that had marked the days of forgotten lives an empty jewel case a piece of rich tapestry—there •was a story in every article, and El 's Chapin had learned to read each ANOTHER 52 DECREE MY WARM WEATHER It was 5S degrees above aero again at 3 o'clock today, and records for continuous warm weather in December have been shattered. While the record warm De cember day—58 degrees to 1900 —hasn't been attained yet. Prof, li. 1* Simpson, in charge of tlie weather bureau, lias hopes of see ing it broken. DR. FlEFdmATHER DIES E-E. Fletcher, of Red Lake Halls, Passes Away Suddenly—Son Goes to Attend the Funeral. E. E. Fletcher, of Red L*ke Falls, father of Dr. F. F. Fletcher, the lo cal dentist, died suddenly at his home yesterday. Dr. Fletcher left last night for that city to attend the funeral. Mr. Fletcher was one of the pioneer residents of Red Lake Falls, and for a number of years had been one of its most successful and respect ed business men. TONS OF POTO/TRY WA8TED. Not a Pound Would Have Spoiled Had Shippers Observed Precau tlons. Washington, Dec. 12.—Reports re ceived by the department of agricul ture from all over the country teU of an unprecedented 'spoilage of dressed poultry during the unseason ably warm weather preceding Thanksgiving day. In view of the scarcity and high price of meat foods, the department experts regard such a universal waste as almost a calamity. It Is stated that not a single pound of this poultry would have been wast ed should shippers and handlers fol low proper methods of chilling, dress ing, storing and handling of poutry. DEAF MUTES DISTURB COURT. Sut One Sues Another for Criminal Libel I and Sign Language Abounds. New York, Dec. 12.—It was deaf mutes' day in the new Jersey avenue police court when John Kumb, a deaf mute, was arraigned yesterday be fore Magistrate Naumer to answer a charge of criminal libel brought by John Alaycher of 1692 Linden street, also a deaf-mute, and presi dent of the German-American asso ciation. After three nours of signs Kunib was put under $500 bail for a further examination. The interpreter stood na platform most of the time, so that the crowd could see his fingers and know what was going on. 250 PERISH IX TORNADO. West African Natives Are Blown Out to Sea in Canoes. Freetown, Sierra I^eone, West Afri- notlves on board out to sea. The cable ship Sentinel reacued 136 of them, but no trace of ithe remaind er was found. The storm swept the town and port and id much damage. TRULY IMPOSSIBLE. GrMo—Year book isn't true to life. Author—Why do you say that? Critic—Well, you say, "as the young lady ordered a $4 dinner her fiance smiled!" Did you ever sea dc that* This afternoon she hastened her steps until she reached the particu lar shop that she called her own. The attendants had long ceased to be sus picious of her lingering there among the treasures. Perhaps they read in her rapt and dreamy-eyed abstraction the truth of her coming, it was not the articles nor their value that she craved—It was the story she read in each one. Sometimes one of the attendants called her attention to some newly ac quired article, always assured of her interest and appreciation. They could not know that in the days before her unfortunate father's failure in business and his subse quent loath, there had been many treasures in her own home. She was alone now and, perforce, content with looking at the belongings of other people. There was aa ancient escritoire with a fascinating number of pigeon holes and secret drawers that attract ed Elsie this afternoon. She was standing there wondering if within some still concealed compartment there might not be a bundle of old love letters tied about with a blue ribbon whtch would toll to pieces at a touch. There might be a withered rose or a wrinkled little glove, aome relic of bygone romance. From her dim corner behind the eecrltolre Elsie was roused to look toward the front of the shop, where the proprietor was In conversation wtth a slender, dreamy-eyed young man who waa holding a violin to the light. "It is an Amati!" protested the young man. "All violins are Amati or atradtvar lus," replied the proprietor skeptical t?. "Mr. Spohr, I wlllgive you 1100 Andrew Mueller Sentenced to Spend Sixty Days in the County Jail. Andrew Mueller' entered a plea of guilty In the district court this morn ing to a charge of unlawful cohabi tation with Charlotte Hanson and was sentenced by Judge C. M. Cooley to spend sixty days In the county Jail and to pay $20 costs of the action, or spend ten days more in Jail. The Hanson girl is still ill, not hav ing fully recovered a« yet from the injuries with which she was confined to the hospital when arrested. SHe will be arraigned later in the court term. A. D. Cunningham, colored, was arraigned this morning charged with maintaining a common nuisance. He pleaded not guilty and will be tried as soon as the court's civil calendar has been disposed of. Cunningham was arrested some three months ago on the complaint of a colored lady who claimed that she had been defrauded out of )100 in a game of "coon can." VMYlPUY V.H.aA.TONIGHT Local Basketball Season will be Formally Opened— Hard Game Expected. With the. game tonight between the university and T. M. C. A. teams, the Grand Forks basketball season will be formally opened. The game will be played at the Y. M. .A. gymnasium, and will begin at o'clock. The coaches of both teams are look ing for a hard fight, and a ni "*d fight, and they will theiT dcfl"lte ,!ironB*8t lineups on the ______ floor. Neither has announced his lineup, but each plans to give each man on the squad an opportu nity. Chittick, Cook, Zipoy. Wells. W. B. Stevenson, James Stevenson and Boyce will play for the Y. M. C. A. The university squad is composed of Robinson, Murray, Murphy, Smith, Thexton, Lowe. McCutcheon, Rich ards, Roquettc and Huston. EARLY REPORT ttli BE MADE Fraternities at the University to Or ganize Under Constitution That Is Being Drawn. Tlie committee, recently appointed by the various fraternities at the state university to draw up a constitu tion and set of rules for an inter fraternity council, is expected to make a report in the next few days. When ea yesteragy wnen a. tfcriimc tetrod^i proposition will be brought before blew twenty canoes with some 400 eftch finislied the ^hole separate organisation for ratifi- cation, The committee is composed of Randell Larson, John Moses and Ray JacobBon Each fraternity looks with favor upon the Pan Hellenic idea and it is almost an assured thing that it will go through. FMWS PH. CONFESSED TO OOPS (Continued from Page 1.) name out of the affair altogether and, if possible, to let the matter of the second man in the affair drop entire ly. It is said on authority that the working up of the case was kept from the provincial police. The case was worked up to a climax without the provincial men knowing that the city department had a clue, and the pro vincial authorities were chasing down wild clues, all over the country. Although Krafchenko was in the city as long ago as last week it Is stated that they did not notify Chief Elliott until 9 o'clock on the morning of the arrest. The day before the arrest, the provincial department sent out a circular regarding Krafchenko to police officials all over the continent. for the Instrument. If I buy it, I am taking a risk. I do not like to handle musical Instruments." The musician bent his bead over the beautiful violin. He passed a ten der hand over the satiny wood, flicked a string that vibrated with almost human melancholy and then laid the Instrument in Its ease. "It is yours for that price," he said quietly, but Elsie read in his tone despair and almost agony at the part ing with an Instrument that was doubtless his means of livelihood, for Spohr was rather shabbily dressed and thin and pale, as though he were recovering from some long Illness or had been lnsufficlenUy nourished. Elsie's tender heart was wrung with pity at this little tragedy being en acted before her. Many times she had read tragedies and romances ID the antiques of her curitoslty shop. Now she was witnessing a real heart breaking drama. Fascinated, she saw the proprietor count out a roll of bills to the violin ist, and triumphantly bow out the de jected young man. By the time the proprietor had re turned to the violin Elsie was stand ing beside him. "This is tor sale?" she asked quiei ly. He nodded. "You saw that young man?" "Yes—I heard what was said," she returned. "You did!" he frowned. "He le Spohr thn violinist. He has been sick In the hospital and must have money so he cells me this—I am taking a chance, of course," he said, looking atber under his beetling brows. "You mean It may he a poor instru ment?" Again he nodded. "It may be a Farm Organisation Work is Being Advanced Remark ably Fast this Winter. Interest in the better farming movement in tbtar state is steadily growing among Hhe farmers and new cluibs are. being organized In every part of ithe state every day. It is ex pected Chat by January 1 there will be 20ft dube organised in North Da kota ae reports of .two or three new chubs come into the office of Secretary Cooper every day- Work to be carried or among the termers of the state during the win ter months is nowrunder way and the energies of the agents scattered over the. oountry to berag directed toward the forming of fanners' neighborhood clubs and the teaching of improved methods in taking care. of the soil and the live stock on the farms. The clubs are formed both tor social and edu cational purposes and an average of 12 to 16 families constitute each cluib. These dubs meet either month ly or semi-monthly and at present the social feature is emphasized. TRAVELERS TRADED VAUSES Mix Up in Baggage at Great, Northern Depot Straightened out by Aid of Local Police A mix-up in suit cases which oc curred at the Great Northern depot this morning caused some trouble for K. C. Castle of Fargo and C. R. Fow ler of Minneapolis, both traveling salesmen. Both were going north on the Graf ton line today. They arrived at the depot just in time to buy their tick ets, and set down'their suitcases near the ticket window. Mr. Fowler, got, his ticket first and by mistake picked up Mr. Castle's suit case. He jumped on the train Just before it pulled out, while Mr. Castle, who discovered his loss an instant later, missed the train while hunting for the missing grip. Finding Mr. Fowler's suit case where his own ought to be, Mr. Cas tle guessed what had happened, and repaired to the police station. Mr. Fowler's name was ascertained by means of papers in his grip, and by a rapid use of the long distance tele phone the case was adjusted. HORSE STOLEN FROM STABLE Brown Mare Taken Frmu livery Barn at Kmendv—Vonni* Man Who Slept There is Missing. A brown mare weighing about 1,000 pounds was stolen fro :i the John Frowell livery im al Kmerado last night. Sheriff Benson was notified today of the theft, an! h? has started a seraoh for the culprit. Early last evening a young man ap peared, at the barn &r.d asked for a night's lodging. He was allowed to sleep In the barn and this morning when the men appeared tor work the mat' and hor.te were both gone. PAY TRIBUTE TO DEERKG. Northwestern University Classes To. day Are Suspended. Evanston. IU., Dec. 12.—Classes at Northwestern university were sus pended today in jngaiory ^qf AVilliam Deering. the multl- 'Jillionatrc farm tnachinery mantitartwer who died near Mlama. Fteu., .Xufcqday night and whose funeral will be held-from the Deering home here Siinday afternoon. Mr. Deering was honorary president of the board of trustees of the univer sity... Mrs. Deering and her sons, Charles and James. i'Hl arrive here with the body Saturday. A man with a tender heart is ex pected also to be an easy mark. ATHLETICS. Mabel—Do you ever practice deep breathing, Percy? Percy—Only when inhaling a stgfe rette. fake." "You regret your bargain already?" she asked with apparent simplicity. The dealer scanned her with shrewd eyes and saw nothing save her little dove-gray personality with soft brown eyes under the gray hat "Yea—perhaps I let that $100 go too quick." "NEVER MIND," HE MURMURED, "HIDE YOUR OWN LOVE LETTERS THERE." "Then I will give you $190 tor it," said Klsle a little breathlessly. "Well!" the dealer laughed shortly, "I would not make anything and I am In business to make money." "You said it was not worth $100, corrected Elsie, looking1 htm straight in the eyes. "I will give vou 1100 for it now." She opened her purse. "Call it 1105, miss, thank you. The Store Saturday 13th. 3tb Can Rhubarb for 7 Vic 40 oz. Tin Apollo Apple Jelly, regular price 15c pail, Saturday evening 3 pails for 25c 8 oz. bottle Brilliant Brand Queen Olives, regular price 15c each, Sat urday evening for 7}4c FRENCH LOSE IB IX BATTLE. Paris, Dec. 12.—The storming of Ain Od.iaka, in the interior of Moroc co on November 27, cost the French army the lives of three officers and •twelve men. while threo officers and nineteen men were wounded. Advices received at the ministry of violin is yours. Shall I have it dust ed off?" He made a movement as if to take the ease to the rear of the store, but Elsie quietly laid her hand upon the handle. If he was unscrupulous, she would not give him an opportunity to change the violin. "I will take it as it Is," she said. "Please give me a receipt for the money." Five minutes afterward Elsie Cha pin walked out of .the antique shop carrying a violin case. She had part ed with half of the savings it had taken ber two years to accumulate, but somehow she felt supremely hap py. She was about, to make some one 1 else very happy, too. rtJVUssjour Record December Sale Noj^ninFullBlast Extraordinary Values throughout this store. Every department contributing its share of exceptional bargains. FrPP-.^ package of Barley Crisp Candy to every child visiting our Another Nice List of Grocery Specials for Saturday Evening* Free with purchases of $1.00 a Star Scouring Brick This store is full of Unadvertised Bargains The Peoples Supply Co. The Store That Saves You Money New Location—Gotzian Block. 125-127-129 South Third St., Grand Forks war escribe the resistance Moors as stubborn. TO PAINT FAR NORTH SCENE. New York, Dec. 12.—The fax North has invited another explorer to its wilds. Jacques Suzzane, a painter and huntsman, will start from here in The Slipper Store Slippers for everyone, Men, Wom en and Children—Genuine Comfys, all colors and kinds Opera, Everette, Romeo, Faust and Cavalier boots for men in black and tan. House and bou doir slippers for women in red, black and brown: satin house slippers, par ty slippers, all kinds Juliets in felt and leather and at all prices. 50 cents to $4.00 Carriage and Auto Boots $5.00 Rand Bros. Shoe Co. She called up one after another of the hospitals until she discovered the one wherein Spohr had been confined. There she learned his address, and, entering a subway train, she was soon at her destination. It proved to be a lodging house in a very cheap quarter of the West Side. When she rang the bell and asked for Mr. Spohr, the sharp-voiced landlady eyed her keenly. "I guess he's up to bis room. Third floor front hall. He ain't thinking of giving lessons here—because I won't have it!" she rasped, stepping aside for the girl to pass her. "I think not—" Elsie was beginning when there came a step on the stairs, and she looked up to see Spohr com ing down. He was without a hat, and in his band he carried some money. The eyes of the landlady fastened avidly upon the money. "Did you want to see me, Mr. Spohr?" she asked meaningly. "If you please," he said gravely, and paid her the money. She was instant ly overcome with servile politeness. "Thank you, so much, Mr. Spohr!" she gushed. "This young lady wishes to see you—you may use the parlor If you wish." She opened the door of a stuffy red plushed room, and the violinlBt with unmasked surprise on his face, stood aside while Elsie fluttered past him Into the dingy room. "You wished to see me?" he asked genUy. Elsie nodded. She was frightened now that she was in his presence. She had not realized that he was so tall and commanding of presence, or that his voice wss so rich and vibrant. He looked proud, too. What would he say to her whm she explained ber errand' 15c can Pork and Beans for I0c 10c Bottle Prepared Mustard for 7c 20c can Imported Sardines for 10c 50 pieces Grey Enamelware, 19c and 25c values, Saturday evening take your pick for 10c Limit 5 Pieces to a Customer of the a few days with the hope of placing his easel further north than ever painters did before. He has a number of Eskimo dogs, one «f which mw presented to him by Admiral Peary. He has already llveid among the Eski mo of Northern Russia and ie experi enced in arctic explorations. What he did say to her in his amazed surprise neither of them ever remembered. When they parted it. was with the knowledge that each bad found a friend. Gustav Spohr had expressed his gratitude so delicately, so gracefully, that Elsie parted from him with one doubt as to the wisdom of her im pulsive action. He had told her gently that he treasured her kindliness above every thing that had ever happened to him, and that the return of his violin would enable him to resume his posi tion with the theater orchestra, of which he had once been soloiBt with the renewal of his health he would not only regain that position, but lat er on hoped to appear in concert. After that, there were many di lightful musical treats in store for Elsie Chapin. Tickets had a pleas ant habit of dropping Into her mail, and many times she went to hear Ous* tav Spohr play. Once a month he sent her a pay ment on the $100, and she was almost disappointed when the debt waB can celed. The obligation, he said, never could be paid. The day they were married, Gustav took Elsie to her curiosity shop and, to her delight purchased the old escri toire which she loved, and behind which she had been hidden when she flrst saw him. "I can't find any old love letters or even a withered hose, Gustav," she said, after she had thoroughly ran sacked the secret hiding place of the desk. "Never mind," be murmured, "hide our own love letters there tor our grandchildren to find and tell them the story of your old curiosity shop, and how you founfl a husband time."