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THOMAS HALL (Rep.).
CARL KOSITZKY (Rep.).
JOHN STEEN (Rep.).
R. J. KAMPLIN (Dem.).
Commissioner of Insurance—
THE WARD COUNTY
Published Every Thuriday By
Mlaot, Novth Dakota
I Rntared June 18. 190 .'. as Second
Class Matter at the 1'ostoffice at
Minoi, N. L., under the Act of
Congress of March 3, 1879.
anti-towm.ey state ticket
The joint campaign organization,
representing ail anti-Townleyites, re
gardless of party affiliations, will
support the following:
J. F. T. O'CONNOR (Dem.).
JOHN F. McGRANN (Dem.).
Secretary of State—
COMING TO MINOT
E E N I N
For His Eighth Year in North Dakota
DOES NOT USE SURGERY
Will be at Leland Hotel
Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 27-28
Office Hours: 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
TWO DAYS ONLY
No Charge for Examination.
Dr. Mellenthin is a regular gradu
ate in medicine and surgery and is
licensed by the state of North Da
kota. He visits professionally the
more important towns and cities and
offers to all who call on this trip con
sultation and examination free, except
the expense of treatment when de
According to his method of treat
ment he does not operate for chronic
appendictis, gall stones, ulcers of
stomach, tonsils or adenoids.
He has to his credit many wonder
ful results in diseases of the stom
ach, liver, bowels, blood, skin, nerves,
heart, kidney, bladder, bed wetting,
catarrh, weak lungs, rheumatism, sci
atica, leg ulcers and rectal ailments.
If you have been ailing for any
length of time and do not get any
better, do not fail to call, as im
proper measures rather than disease
are very often the cause of your long
Remember above date, that examin
ation on this trip will be free and
that his treatment is different.
Address: 386 Boston block, Min
neapolis, Minn. 10/7-3t*
G. N. TIME TABLE
Train Arrive Leave
No. 4 6:05 a.m. 6:20 a.m.
No. 10 8:46 a.m.
No. 200 9:00 a.m.
No. 2 4:10 p.m. 4:80p.m.
No. 80 4:20 p.m.
No. 28 12:10 p.m. 12:20 a.m.
No. 222 12:45 p.m.
Train Arrive Leave
No. 1 2:15 a.m. 2:25 a.m.
No. 3 1:00 p.m. 1:15 p. m.
No. 221 8:46 p.m.I
No. 27 8:40p.m. 7:46p.m.
No. 29 8:15 p.m.
No. 199 6:00 p.m.
No. 9 6:80 p.m.
The above schedule is given in Cen
tral (Minot) time. Trains No. 200,
199, 222, 221, 9 and 10, daily except
Less Than Wholesale
Phone 970 Smart Block
Assuring you that 1 am your friend
and want you to succeed, I remain,
G. I. SOLUM (Dem.).
Commissioner Agriculture & Labor—
J. T. NELSON (Dem.).
Commissioner of Railroads—
W. H. STUTSMAN (Rep.).
E. J. KRUEGER (Rep.)
H. D. ALLERT (Dem.).
A. M. CHRISTIANSON
Supt. of Public Instruction—
MINNIE J. NIEiLSON.
of these „i»
appear in the Republican column and
others in the Democratic column on
the general election ballot, except the
names of A. M. Christianson for su
preme court judge and Minnie J. Niel
son for superintendent of public in
struction. These will appear on the
W. W. Liggett to Editor Blank,
October 8, 1919.
Mr. Martin F. Blank,
Hazen, N. Dak.
My Dear Martin:
I have looked over your report and
I am very much pleased with it and ..
believe that if you continue this work I labor situation in the east is clarified.
1 ~_1. i.. 1 TUio tirill rAi¥ia nnlv a flnv art a rl incf
you can make mighty good money.
In fact, Martin, after you clean up
Mercer county, I have a proposition
to make you whereby I honestly be
lieve you can make from $50 to $100
a day, and be engaged in pleasant
work, inasmuch as you will be going
around the state and only calling on
five or six of the best leaguers in
every county. Some of our salesmen
have made as high as $1500 to $1700
a month and I see- no reason why you
cannot do exactly as well.
W. W. LIGGETT, Manager,
Publishers' National Service Bureau.
The authenticity of the foregoing
letter is vouched for by the Pierce
County Tribune, which is published
at Rugby where they have had con
siderable first hand experience with
the methods of the Publishers' Service"
bureau as operated by "Relentless
William" Lemke and his gang.
One's curiosity is naturally arous
ed by the statement that a mere stock
salesman could make from $1,500 to
$1,700 a month by working for the
Publishers' Service bureau. If the
salesman made that much, how much
did the real insiders make when they
had a number of salesmen "calling on
five or six of the best leaguers in ev
The newspaper bill, which legislat
ed hundreds of thousands of dollars
into the coffers of league newspapers,
was the factor that made it possible
for the salesmen to make "as high
as $1,500 to $1,700 a month." The
Forum has stated and repeats that
the newspaper bill was one of the
dirtiest bits of graft legislation ever
enacted in North Dakota or any other
state, and the men who voted for it,
especially the legislators owning stock
in newspapers that benefitted by it,
should be driven out of public life
in this state. The "rich pickings"
that were to be made possible under
the newspaper law \Vere held out as
the attraction to the farmers in sell
ing stock in league newspapers when
they called on "five or six of the best
in eagh county." What
happened to the newspapers after the
organization work was complete and
that time.—Fargo Forum.
Commenting on the price situation
and the expectancy on the part of
the public that sweeping price reduc
tions were imminent on practically
all lines of merchandise, one of Mi
not's leading merchants showed the
writer a confidential letter received
this week from a shoe manufacturer
in which it was apparent that ptices
have so far been lowered but a few
cents per pair, varying from 10c to
40c per pair. This' is in line with
our other investigation of prices.
There will be no appreciable reduc
tion in price of merchandise until the
This will come only after an adjust
ment of the cost of living and will
follow as a natural sequence. Mer
chants, to be sure, are offering mer
chandise at somewhat reduced prices
but they are .simply 40'ng this as a
matter of choice or principle. There
is nothing in the wholesale price of
manufactured goods to warrant an
appreciable reduction. The small re
ductions which have been made to date
are more than absorbed by the in
creased freight and express rates now
in effect. Living costs must first be
reduced, this will be followed by a
general reduction in price of labor and
this in turn by reduced prices on man
A Fargo woman who attended the
W. C. T. U. convention in Minot last
week, had her eyes opened as to just
what kind of a city we have. She
had heard a good deal of sensational
rumors about the wickedness of our
city and had warned her daughter,
I who is a teacher at Bergen, N. D. not
to visit Minot unaccompanied. This
woman found the rank and file of our
I city to be real human beings and
mighty good law abiding citizens at
that. She didn't see any cannibals
and was somewhat surprised to see
women and girls actually walking on
our street without police protection.
I She found a city full of churches and
a great many God fearing people who
I are doing their utmost to see that
what few lawless people do happen
to live here, behave themselves rea
sonably well. In fact she learned
to like Minot so well that next sum
mer, instead of motoring to the Min
nesota lakes, she's going to return to
Minot for her vacation. Her daugh
ter is even contemplating a trip to
our city in the near future.
The big drop in wheat prices and
the average yield for the northwest
ern section of the state, emphasizes
the fact that our farmers will have
to depend on some other crop in the
future. Wheat may be all right
to sow on land properly prepared, pro
viding it is put in early enough, but
the farmer who continues to disk in
his wheat or keep on sowing the crop
on spring breaking is certain to lose,
figuring one year with another. There
will be a tendency nextjyear to grow
smaller crops and to grte them better
attention. Several farmers inform
the Independent that they propose to
grow fully one-fourth of their farms
to some form of cultivated crop, such
as corn or potatoes. Wh^n every
North Dakota farmer comes to this
decision, then prosperity and plenty
will surely follow. The North Dakota
farmer cannot beat the wheat game.
He must diversify if he is to continue
with his work.
In this issue of the Independent,
appears the second of a series of ar
tides written and copyrighted by J.
W. Brinton,. who for years was one
of the chief assistants of Mr. Town
ley. The Independent has no love
for Mr. Brinton who was responsible
largely for the nefarious newspaper
bill which forced thousands of dollars
worth of legal printing into the Town
ley organs, robbing all other news
papers of a share in the buisness
which rightfully belonged to them.
The Independent dislikes in a way to
pay Mr. Brinton $18.00 for the privi
lege of publishing these articles, but
considers them of such importance for
their news value, that we are going
to give our readers an opportunity
to read some astounding statements
'concerning flhe alleged schemes of
some of the men higher up.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred McGulpin, for
merly of Minot, are now living in Los
Angeles, Calif., where they went for
the benefit of the former's ^health.
Mrs. McGulpin gave up her position
as matron of the hospital at pros
by Ore.,, to join her husband.
1 mare 10 years old, weight 1500 lbs.
1 horse 5 years old, weight 1500
1 horse 4 years old,,weight 1200
1 black mare
9 HEAD CATTLE
1 cow 5 years old
1 cow 3 years old
1 cow 2 years old
1 grade bull, 3 years old
1 black heifer 2 years old
1 grade heifer 2 years old
1 steer 3 years old
1 steer 1 year old
1 Holstein heifer 2 years old
4 hogs, 1 registered Chester White hog
1 DeLaval separator, No.-15, almost new
2 cream cans
Stone jars, crocks, fruit cans
1 hard coal burner
1 Majestic cook stove
1 bed, mattress and spring
2 wooden beds
2 extension tables
1 kitchen table
1 clothes press, chairs, rockers, etc.
Other articles too numerous to mention
1 pair sorrel mares 8 and 9 years old, weight 1200
1 pair delivery ponies, weight 900
1 brown mare 3 years old, weight 1150
1 black mare 3 years old, weight 1050
1 gray mare 3 years old, weight 1000
1 bay gelding 2 years old
2 yearling mare colts
1 saddle horse
HARNESS AND MACHINERY
1 set heavy harness, 1 Vt inch, with breeching
1 set heavy harness, l'/j inch
2 sets light harness, 1 !4 inch
1 double breast collar driving harness
1 single harness
1 wagon, S'^xlO^nearly new
1 spring wagon
1 hay rack
2 iron pumps
1 wooden pump
1 10-bbl. galvanized tank
1 tank heater
Quantity gas pipe
Having Rented My Farm 1 Will Sell at Public Auction at Hill Grove Farm, 1 mile north and
2 miles east of Surrey the following personal property, on
Wednesday, Oct 20, 1920
Sale Starts at 10:00 O'clock A. M. Free Lunch at Noon'
TERMS CF SALE: All sums of $10 and under, cash. On sums over that amount time will
be given until Oct. 1,1921, on bankable paper with interest at 10 per cent. 5 per cent dis
count for cash on sums over $10. No property to be removed until settled for.
George Greathouse, Owner
GEORGE A. STATE, Auctioneer W. S. YOUNG, Clerk
I WILL SELL AT MY PLACE TWO MILES SOUTH OF MINOT ON THF
COUNTY FARM ROAD, THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY,
Thursday, October 21,1920
Sale to Begin at 10:00 O'Clock Sharp Free Lunch at Noon
6 Toulouse geese
TERMS: All sums of $10 and under, cash. Time to Oct. 1st, 1921 will be given on approved
security with 10 per cent interest. S pegr cent discount for cash. Nothing to be removed
M, R. PORTER, Clerk GEO. A. STATE, Auctioneer
1 wagon, with double box
1 spring wagon
1 buggy with top.
1 hand cart Av :',
1 hog cfote "i,f
1 heavy 4et harness
1 set chaii\ hirness
1 single work harness
1 buggy harness
Bridles, halters ana collars
1 8 ft. McCormick binder
1 Van Brunt drill
1 Minnesota hay rake
1 McCormick mower
1 gang plow
1 sulkey plow, 2 bottoms
.1 4-section harrow
1 3-section corn harrow
1 harrow cart
1 fanning mill, nearly new
1 fodder carter
1 irffgation pump
I garden hand cultivator
1 double-shovel plow
1 1-horse cultivator
1 2-hprse plow
1 iron kettle, 1 steel barrel
2 barrels, shovels, forks, hoes, carpenter tools
9 acres corn fodder
12 head choice milch cows, 2 fresh in July
(The above were among the best in our herd of 50 offered
for sa|e Aug. 10)
COMPLETE DAIRY EQUIPMENT
1 milk wagon ,v
1 bottle washer
1 Viking separator -c
Pails, cans, strainers, etc.
2 gas engines, 1 Vt h. p.
Quantity of woven wire fence
1 20-gallon jar
Several dozen fruit jar
Forks, shovels, etc.
Many small articles too numerous to mention
100 fence posts
All buildings on place for sale also 3 miles of fence
Second hand lumber, i'