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VOL. v», NUMBER 40
The cold snap brake Tuesday morn
p**, when a heavy snow started
Mil, continuing for several hours. A
brisk wind came up filling the &ii
with, the fine snow sad making traffic
particularly disagreeable and consld
Mtf business men were content to
remain at their places of business ud
THE DAY MOST PECULIAR.
For a variety of weather, last
Tuesday beats anything we have
ever seen. Early in the morning, the
thermometer stood 20 below zero.
The temperature rose at a rapid rate
until at noon the thermometer stood
30 above and the snow commenced
to melt. The elements soon became
to shape themselves for a big blizzard)
which started in the afternoon, last
ing nearly alL of Tuesday night. Wed
•esday morning Broke clear.
The entire Northwest was held in
the throes of the blizzard, Tuesday
night, and it is easily the worst stonu
of the kind that has visited this sec
tion of the state during the past seven
or eight years. While the seorm was
most intense for several hours, it did
not last as tons as the old timers
which usually held out two or three
The snow wee fine as powder and
when one was eompelled to faos we
storm, hie breath was nearly taken
away. The wind seemed to come
teem every direction, twisting In an
sssnerelful •aimer Traffic wee ex
tremely difBesh, and many wereaear
tr carried tnrae tMr feet
QenslderWtle «*n*ge was dons to
property. A fcsmfeer of plate glebe
widows wii* blown In, one at the
atetS, MM one at. the Ilan«
Speaking of the prospects far legis
lation in the present session, Mr. Wa*
lin said: "Everything looks like
clear sailing, and I think that there
will be trouble whatever In getting
through all legislation recommended
In the Republican platform. The Sen
ate and the House were both organiz
ed largely insurgent Two years ago,
there was no such a distinction and
•nek good legislation was retarded.
"I think that there will be no
trouble in getting the Minot Normal
school appropriation bill through
We may tetallthat we ask, tort we
SEEN FOR MANY YEARS
For Several Hours Elements Raged—Some Oam-
The first real blizzard of the year
»curred Tuesday when the elements
Earned to have been twisted all out
age Done In Minot—Trains Were All Late
Two Men Killed Near KenmareAs Indirect Result
Wreck On Soo At Minot
It Is feared that there were a num
ber of deaths from the storm in the
TWO MEN KILLED AT KENMARc.
As a result of the storm, two men
employed on the section at Bowbells,
were killed near Kenmare by the
Flaxton train Tuesday evening. They
were M. O. Olson, the section fore
man and Chris Nhrud, a laborer. They
had gone on the Mne to inspect the
•my ueiBvou. wires., which had been blown down by
The trains were e. the storm, and did not hear tie ap
*nner came in tram the c»vmtry
of the traln unt
IIP WITH THE M8IIW
Senator John Wallin and Represen
tative John J. Lee returned from Bis
mattk this afternoon, the legislature
having taken an adjournment until
Jan. 12, during which time the various
committees will be arranged. The
other legislators are not expected
Every Member Signs Up With That Wing In The
Organization of the House and Senate-Wallin
Will Be On Appropriations Committee
a vefy respectable appropria
.*Got. Burke delivered his menage
Wedneeday afternoon and It was a
good one. He strongly rocommend
«d In his message the passage of the
Mnot Normal school appropriation
The legislators fronf this dietrlct aO
signed up wtth Hie insurgents. It
leoln as though they will be well
taken care of on the various commit
it is quite certain that Senators
WaSta and Llnie will be on the eom-
The Great Northern wrecking crew
was called out hut it was not until
four o'clock Wednesday morning that
the wreckage was cleared. The pas
sengers of No. 106 were hauled to the
Leiand in buses and they remained
until this twain was ready to go
the next morning.
mittee on appropriations. The weet
ern part of the state will get such re
cognition as they never received be
The following is a list of the In
surgent senators signing np:
EJlken of Traill county Gilbert o£
Cass county, Johnson of Sargent coun
ty, Whitcher of Barnes county, Elling
son of Steele county, Syvertson of
Rolette county, Duncan of Benson
county, Gibbons of Towner county,
Steele of Stutsman county, Welch of
Burleigh coucty, Garden of Bottineau
county, iWiallin of Ward county, Put
nam of Eddy county, Bemessen of
Wells county, Davis of Sheridan cOun
tl, Kretschimar of Mclntoah eonnty.
Welo of McHenry county. Thomson
of Barnes county, Plain of OaraHer
county, Gronvold of Pierce eonnty,
Williams of MttLean eonnty and
Steele of Renville county.
Bismarck, N. D., Jan. 8.—The
senate caucus was carried out accord
ing to programme wtth the Insurgents
dominating every movement.
1t was determined that Lieuten
ant Governor Burdlck should name all
the senate committees, but an advis
ory committee of live WM selectee!
to assist him. The committee was'
composed off Steele of Ward, 8teel of!
Stutsman, Beesessen of Wells, Simp
son of Stark and Talcott of Caea.
With their assistance the presiding
officer twill name all the standing
THIS ISSUE 12 PAGES MINOT, WARD CO, N. D., THURSDAY, JANUARY
dljgcovered lylng near
up the od a nesday morning. Both must have di^d
it was rigshr
the track Wed-
Olson leaves a large family. The
bodies were taken to Kenmare, where
they are held, pending a ooronor*s in-,
quest if one is deemed advisable.
WRECK ON SOO AT MINOT.
As a result of the storm, there was
a nasty little wreck near the Soo
stock yards, just east of the city about
6 45 o'clock Tuesday evening. The
Bismarck train had just arrived and a
switch engine had been attached to
the train to take it to the round house
spur. While the train was still on
the main track, No. 105, due in Mi
not at 2:06 p. m. came along at the
rate of 12 miles an hour- and crash
ed into the siwitch engine and the
Bismarck train. No lives were lost,
and in fact no one was injured. Toe
switch engine was driven into the
baggage car, knocking that ear off its
trucks. The water tank of the Bis
marck train was also thrown off the
trucks, and the engine of No. 10# was
considerably battered pu. The storm
was coming right in the face of the
engineer of No. 105 and he did not
see the switch engine at all.
—THE INDEPENDENT HAS THE LAR(*EST£ClftOULATION OF ANY WEEKLY PAPER IN THE STATE—
ROBBED GROCERY STORE. I
Fred Ossenib rink's grocery store
was broken into one night recently,
the thief stealing 60 five cent cigars,
some chewing tobacco and some small
change in a drawer. He left the ten
cent cigars, and molested nothing county's electric light plant.
else. He gained entrance by forcing
a stick through a -window.
AT PETE BEERTELSON'8
A bad fire was narrowly averted at
Peter Beertelson's btg store at Ken
mare, the first of the week. Commis
sioner Sanders tells us that for a time
it looked as though Pete's Emporium
would go up in smoke. The fire lad
dies got out in extra good time, how
lo, of fte
SCHALABERG 18 DEPUTY.
Sheriff Kelley Has appointed John
Schalaberg his chief deputy. The
dep"ly at Kenmare has not been ap
pointed as there is some difference
of opinion on the part of the dtlsens,
to whom they wish appointed. Kelley
win appoint the man they eeleet.
The man had taken a load of hay
to Des Laos that day and started home
towards evening.. The ma nwas within
three fourths of a mile of home, and
only 200 yards from a house, when
became bewildered In a storm ana
lost his way. He had unhitched his
horses and it la thought that kt tried
to mount one of them, but-be was
too far gone. He was found lying on
his back, a few feet from tha nay
rack, Saturday morning, by Menfls.
The homes had gone home and an
alarm was given for the missing man.
Track* In the snow toM of ths
man's predtcasMst. Hie had snslkea
In a circle for a long time, before gn
committees. Their advise has no
authority effect, being merely sugges
A committee of employes waa
also selected. It is composed of Gil
bert of Cass, chairman. Gibbons of
Towner, Welch of Burleigh, La Moure
of Pembina and Martin of Billings.
No regular employee have as yet been
A resolution was adopted reiterat
ing the belief of the members of the
senate in the republican state plat
form of 1910.
Another resolution was adopted
strongly favoring, an economic con
duct of affairs during the legislative
Following the proceedings Senator
MioCumfber and Congressman Gronna
addressed the members of the senate.
The remarks of both gentlemen were
well received and warmly applauded.
The matter of the selection of the
official papers for Ward county will
come up at this meeting. The num
ber will bn reduced five to three In all
likelihood. The Independent will
not be one of them though we will
continue to print the proceedings.
WE CARRY THE BEST LINE OF HIOH
ORADE WATCHES IN THIS TOWN
W. H. REIGHART
The Exclvshre Teweler
Sheriff Kelley qualified for office
Tuesday and took charge of affairs at
WMrer-elMt weatherwax will ,™l-
PERISHES IN THE STORM
Husky Young Deslacs Farmer Becomes Bewil
dered While On His Way Home -Body Was
Found Near Sled- Horses Came Home
Charles Campbell, aged 38 years
and single, was frozen to dea«.h ten
miles southwest of Dee Lacs last
Thursday night, while enroute to the
farm home of Mrs. Boucher, by whom
he had been employed as a farm hand
tor the past four years.
his bond is filed. Surveyor Franju.
froze hl« face badly. Mr. Murmys
face was also badly frozen.
The body was taken to Des Lacs
and then shipped to Minot, where the
remains were Interred.
Campbell has a sister, Miss Ida
Campbell, of Frederlckson, New
Brunswick, whom Judge Murray wir.
ed. She wired bask asking for nir
ther (particulars and asking the name
of the Prteet.
Campbell was a good sort of a fel
low and well Wked by everybody. He
waa a man wtth a strong eonstltutfoa,
and his friends would have selected
him as the last man to perish in a
storm. He had been quite a traveler,
having epwat some time In Alssft.
WILL ELECT OP»rTCER«
FOR THE FAIR.
Annual Meeting Will be Held at Com
mercial Club Rooms Feb. 9. Farm
ers Especially are Invltsd.
held at the Commercial club rooms in
Minot, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon of
Feb. 9. Officers or the ensuing year
will 'be elected, and other business
wdll be transacted.
The management desires to wel
AMUNDSON CHAIRMAN AGAIN.
The county dads are in sesaion this
week. Anumdson was re-elected
chairman. The board is doing routine
business and will probably order a
few bills paid for gasoline for the
The Minot Hide and Tanning Co
ls doing a land office business thiB
week. They are shipping three cars
of hides east besides unloading a car
load of salt
Judgre Murray and Joe Rowan drove
to Des Laos Saturday, intending to go
out after the body, hut the roads
were so bad and the weather so cold
that they left" the team and came back
on the train. Nick Rustad went out:
(or the body and In maU« Uie trip
The consensus of opinion of
The Secretary of the Ward County! This was decided in eliminating cau
Agricnltural Fair Association announ- cus held here this morning to deter
ces that the annual meeting will be
farmers especially and they
will be given the privilege of the
purpose of discussing
plans and premiums for the 1911 fair.
New members will be received up
on payment of $9.00 to the secretary.
The annual dues are fl.©0.
UmS* rn & mrnmk
SUBSCRIPTION, til.oo PER ANNUM
Minot Decides To organize A Permanent Society
At The Time Of The Farmers' Institute
To Be Held Here Soon
At the Smoke Talk at the Commer
cial club rooms Wednesday night, the
business men of Minot decided that a
permanent Association, similar to the
Grain Growers convention* which
met ts each year at Fargo, should oe
organized in this city, the organiza
tion to be perfected at the time ot
the Farmers' Institute to be held with
in a few weeks, exact dates to be
men present, was that whatever Minot
oould do for the farmers in the way .Minot ought to have more factories,
way of educating them along agri- He said that in the east there were
cultural lines, would indirectly bene- many cities no larger than Minot wtth
fit this city. several canning and tile factories.
A committee consisting of E. S. W. C. McHugh told of the monthly
Person, Leslie Miller and Martin Ja-, market says at his old home town,
cobson was appointed, to attend t&e Watertown, Wis. The farmers brot
Grain Growers' convention, which their products, horses, machinery, etc.
meets at Fargo Jan. 17, 18 and 19, and to the town and they were sold to
ascertain points of value concerning each other, no auctioneer being em
the organization. It is quite likely ployed. Mr. McHugh believes toat it
that an experienced organizer will is a mistake to hold a public auction
be secured to be with us at the time on market day for very often a horse
of the institute. worth
entertainment for those who desire to
remain for the evening session. The
Institute may last two days. It may
be possible to secure, Campbell, the
dry farming expert. He expects to be
in North Dakota about that time any
way, and whether he comes on that
date or not, the Commercial club is
making an effort to meet his require
ments, so he can give one day to
Short talks were made by B. 5.
Person, W. C. McHugb, Halvor 1
j. N. ANEY OT MM Will
IE SPEAKER OF THE
Bismarck, N. D., Jan. 3.—J. M. Han
ley of Morton county will be speaker
of the next house of representatives.
the nominee. The result was
attained on the fifth
ballot, the vote
being between Hanley and Hommes,
who was the last man to be eliminat
A general caucus will be held this
evening to ratify the work of the elim
inating caucus this morning.
On the first ballot Sorlie was elim
Ployhar fell on the second.
Fraine was the third to get the as..
Price of Fargo lasted the fourth
round, when he received a solar plex
The ato^k of Gordon Bros, which
was in the hands of a Trustee was
bought by Fauchald Bros, last Fri
day morning. There were five bid
ders for the stock, when It was plao
ed oil sale Thursday afternoon, but
three bidders soon dropped out
Finally the Trustee offered the
goods at a lump sum, an-1 Fauchald
Bros, were successful, paying be
tween eleven and twelve thousand for
the same, or practically sixty cents
on the dollar.
Gordon Bros are back in business
at their old standln the Optic block,
where they will do tailoring, shoe
repairing, and loan money on arti
cles of value.
John Drummond of Burlington has
returned from Grand Forks where h«
•pent the holiday at the home of his
son, W. H. Drummond.
Halvorson, L. D. McGahan, F. W
Youngman, L. P. Weatherwax, Fred
Wiilman, John Ehr, A. Le&ueur ead
Mr. Youngman believes that the
farmers are all right, and oould well
be left alone to work out their own
salvation. He figures that what Mi
not needs is an awakening along com
mercial hues. He wants the city ran
so that people from the outside towns
will come here to spend their rconey.
Mr. Weatherwax pointed out that
There were several lively discus- $60.
sims pertain in fc the farmers' lnsti- John Ehr advanced quite an idea,
tute, and how .. should be conducted. He said that svhile toe farmers would
A motion was passed for the Chair- appreciate a good dinner and the in
man, L. J. Whiting to appoint a com- stitute, what they needed just, now
mittee of five to have complete charge more than anything el?« was a chance
of the arrangements for the institute, to buy seed grain and feed for a low
and that committee is empowered to price, He thought that a committee
appoint sub committees. ought to see the heads of the railroads
Minot intends to give the farmers and try to get freight on such reduced
They will likely be to the minumum. This £0 dcubt will
receive further attention.
The smoke talk was one of the very
best that the club has yet held. In
the absence of PresldenJ Sherman,
J. Whiting acted as chairman.
Secretary Ells announced that he
was disappointed in not betag able
to give the musical entertainment he
had promised, but said he would
surely have a fine entertainment for
the nfxt meeting.
The club decided tp bold the se
cond "Get Together" dinner
weeks from Wednesday night.
On the fifth ballot only Hanley
will receive a bid only
Hommes were the contestants. The
result was Hanley 68 and Hommes 18.
There appears to be little or no ill
feeling over the result. The nomina
tion of Hanley was brought about in
a perfectly legitimate manner and it
is thought the new speaker will give
the utmost satisfaction.
Hanley is very satisfactory to the
stalwarts. He has alwtays been class
ed as a stalwart till uiis fall, when he
made the announcement that he was
an insurgent. He has never been re
garded as a radical.
His selection delights the militia
boys, as he is prominent in national
COMMANDERY WILL GIVE BALL.
Invitations will be issued within a
day or two for a Masonic ball to be
given under the auspices of De Molay
Commondery, at the Masonic Temple
the night of Jan. 13. All Sir Knights
will appear in uniform. All Masons
and their ladles will be cordially in
vited. The committee on arrange
ments Is Major Person, C. A. Fisher
and A. J. Brunner.
SURREY BOY IN SERIOUS
Milo Burns, the ten year old son
ot J. H. Boras of Surrey, who was
operated upon for appendicitis a few
days ago, submitted to a second opeiar
tlon this morning. The little fellow
is in a very serious condition and It
Is feared that he cannot get well.
Mrs. Alex Scarlett Is reported IB
at her home on Belyea avenue.