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G. N. IMMIGRATION AGENT DE
LIVERED NOTABLE ADDRESS
One of the most important meet
ings of its kind ever held in this city
was that givon under the auspice* of
the Minot Association of Commerce
at the Association rooms Tuesday
night. The question of immigration
was discussed by men long experienc
ed in this work.
At 5:30 o'clock the Ward county
pictures secured by the state immigra
tion department were shown at the
Orpheum theatre. More than 250
sat down to dinner served by the Epis
Henry M. Wilson, president of the
Association of Commerce, was chair
man of the evening and told a few of
his best stories. There were quite a
number of visitors from Kenmare and
other towns in the county as well as
several farmers from points in the
county. Music was furnished by the
high school orchestra, under the direc
tion of Prof. J. G. Howard. Carl
Daniclson directed singing in which
participated. C. C. Hvambsal sang
two tenor solos, splendidly.
Nestos, one of the directors of
the Association of Commerce gave an
eloquenr address on immigration. He
pointed out the needs of more good
fanners. This will prove a benefit
to every resident of the county and
will be welcomed by the farmer now
living here as well as by the business
and professional men. Mr. Nestos
pointed out the conditions in the east,
under which no renter can longer ex
ist. The land is so high and the rents
so high that the renters can no longer
afford to pay those rents with the low
er prices for his products, neither can
he hone to buy any of that high priced
land. There's only one thing left for
him to do and that is to come to
a state as North Dakota where he can
either buy a good farm at a reason
able price or rent a farm at a fair
good renter will be as wel
come here as the man who comes to
land. Mr. Nestos spoke of the
many farmers who are making a suc
vess here. We don't want to adver
tise North Dakota as a wheat
ing state, but as .-a place where one
may get good returiu from mixed
fanning. He stated that the United
States government had recently got
ten out a map showing that western
North Dakota is included in that por
tion of our country where the soil
fertility is the greatest. We have
even greater soil fertility than- the
Red River valley. He made a plea
for co-operation in developing this
great territory, known as the Mouse
Mr. Wilde, of the state immigra
tion department, says that North Da
kota is the first state in the Union
to use moving pictures to advertise
its resources elsewhere. The pic
tures have been shown in Washing
ton before Congressional committees.
He urged the North Dakotans to real
ize more fully their own resources
and opportunities and says the mov
ing pictures of our state are as im
portant in educating our own people
as those of other states. He said
that Dr. Ladd, who visited Ward coun
ty recently, remarked that the Minot
farmers were the best dressed of any
he had met in the state.
E. C. Leedy, of St. Paul, who is in
charge of the immigration department
of the Great Northern Railway Co..
who accepted an invitation from W.
S. Shaw, to attend the meeting, stat
ed that he was no stranger here. He
came to Minot on the first immigra
tion train many years ago and filed on
a homestead near Des Lacs.
W. A. Christenson, G. N. agent at
Granville, advised him at the time,
not to bring immigrants so far
fearing that they would starve to
death. Mr. Leedy postponed an im
portant conference to come to Minot.
He said the Great Northern has start
ed an extensive advertising campaign
for immigrants thru the press, mov
ing pictures, lectures and exhibits.
They are spending $35,000 to put on
this campaign, besides will spend as
much more for booklets. They will
also begin their rates of one fare plus
$2.00 for round trip from St. Paul
to points in North Dakota and may
even get this rate extended farther
south. The Union Pacific fought the
plan of giving these rates and the,
G. N. and possibly one other road are
the only ones that will give these
rates. Mr. Leedy believes this will
stimulate immigration. He referred
to the conditions east and south of us
where the land is high priced and
rents are high. Altho the G. N. had
started its advertising campaign in
the eastern farm journals only this
month, the day before he left St.
Paul he had received
He read a communication received
from the Rio Grande Valley Land
Men's association of Kansas
concern representing a capitalization
anxious to co-operate with the G. N.
in sending farmers to North Dakota.
Mr. Leedy said the moving pictures
proved the best kind of advertising.
There's nothing like a moving picture
to show North Dakota farm life with
its good farm homes to relieve the
people of other states that this is a
land of sod shacks and frozen up the
year round. You can't advertise
your failures, he said. People are not
looking so much for cheap land as
they are for good land, at a reason
able price where one can make money.
You have such land in Northwestern
North Dakota he said. Homeseekers
arc going when- people make a suc
cess, ho said. lis the poorest kind of
advertising to say mini movt-d out
because he could not make a living. It
Is not easy to l(t a man leave the coun
try and then get one back in return.
These men who fail because of improper
iiH'thods of farming, should be given
encouragement and induced to adopt the
right methods. We have found large
farms in the northwest with only one
or two cows and no chickens or hogs.
Kven bunks and railroads can't work
six months and lay off the other six
months In the year. Educate the farm
er to the fact that he must work twelve
months in the year. Its up to the
businessman to spread that kind of pro
paganda. This country should lie ad
vertised as the land that grows the
alfalfa, red and sweet clover, corn and
something besides wheat.
Speaking of the immigration campaign
started by Minot, Mr. Leedy said it is
the most important step yet taken. He
spoke of a man from New Mexico, en
route to the Peace River country, calling
at his office In St. Paul. He was told
of North Dakota and was surprised to
learn there were such opportunities for
a small outlay of capital. This is ^he
psychlogical time to get settlers. Farm
ers are fed up on high priced land.
Mr. Leedy promised wide distribution
of circulars containing accurate ac
counts of North Dakota development and
possibilities if furnished by the immi
gration department of the Association
of Commerce. "We will co-operate
with you to fill this country up with
good substantial farmers." he said.
Interesting talks were given by W. A.
Christenson, who referred to Qranville
as a dairy and corn country by Mr. Col
lins, Soo immigration agent and Ted
Kahelek, booster from Kenmare. Mr.
Christenson said that Granville farm
ers hnd signed up to grow 500 acres of
potatoes this year. McHenry county
is the third North Dakota county in
dairying, he said. lie spoke of the
success made by the Oranville Com
Mr. Collins said he first came to Mi
not in 1886 and for a week slept on a
counter with his boots on. He proved
up two claims in Bottineau county and
"swiped" a third, he said. He predicts
that Minot will be a city of 50,000 even
tually and believes that on our coal
fields will cause electric lines to be built.
•'I hope those lirus will operate along
the G. N.," he said.
Ted Kahellek said he had spent all
the money he ever made in Ward coun
ty, as well as all he could borrow, and
if he could borrow any more, he'd invest
that. "I'm glad live at Kenmare, near
Minot," he said.
Among the Kenmare visitors were J.
B. Weinberger, Aug. Krantz, Matt
Welch, Fred liaufer, .1. N. Fox, CJeo.
Walker, Windel Aekerman, Ted Ka
hellek. T. Thompson and F. W. Frlls.
riiiUT wjv»d by
FultolT? pioneer farmer, living
one-half mile south of Genoa, N. D.,
sixteen miles southeast of Minot, was
fatally injured Sunday afternoon at 1:30
o'clock when the auto in which he was
riding was struck by No. 3, west bound
G. X. train. Tin engine struck the rear
wheels of Mr. Fulton's automobile,
throwing the driver about twenty feet.
His head ^struck a rail and his skull
was fractured. He died forty minutes
later without regaining consciousness.
Mr. Fulton's auto was not badly dam
aged. the rear wheels only being smash
Mr. Kulton had taken Ed Simmons to
his home, in the northern part of Genoa
and on his return started across the
track not knowing: that the train was
ui)on him. -The train was an hour late
and Mr. Fulton no doubt thot that there
was no danger from that source. Mr.
Simmons noticed that the train was ap
proaching Genoa about the time that Mr.
Fulton left his home. The engineer of
.Vo. 3 was not aware that he had struck
anybody until he learned of tRis fact
upon arriving in Minot.
Mr. Fulton was about 18 years of age
and Is survived by his wife. He came
from Iowa nearly 20 years ago. He was
a first class citizen in every respect.
The funeral was held at 2 o'clock
this afternoon, Kev. IX J. Gallagher, pas
tor of the All Saints Episcopal church
of Minot officiating. The remains were
Interred in the Rose Hill cemetery at
Prominent Couple Marries Wednesday
The marriage of Lee H. Piper and Mrs.
Edna A. Piper occurred Wednesday at
5 o'clock at the home of C. W. Piper,
Rev. P. W. Erickson officiating. The
rooms were prettily decorated with red
roses. The bride was attired in a very
becoming traveling suit of navy blue
tricotine with a close fitting spring hat
and other accessories. She wore a cor
sage bouquet of red roses and hyacinths.
A three course wedding dinner was
served by Mrs. E. C. Brittin and Mrs. F.
P. Taylor at the latter's home.
A color note of yellow and white was
carried out in the dining room, yellow
jonquils centering the table, yellow can
dles, nut-cups and other appointments
being made to further carry out the
pretty effect. Tulips in variegated colors
were effectively used in the living room.
Those present at the wedding and din
ner included the Rev. and Mrs. P. W.
Erickson, C. W. Piper, Miss Otilla Lie
berg, Jane, Lawrence and Dean Piper,
Messrs. and Mesdames J. R. Bassett of
Thompson, E. C. Brittin and F. P. Tay.
Mr. Piper is the general manager of the
Piper Howe Lumber Co. and is prominent
in business and fraternal circles thruout
the northwest. The bride is active In
church and social circles in the city. The
couple left for a three weeks' tour of the
west and will visit Portland, Seattle and
Vancouver, On their return they will re
side at 801 First Ave. S. E.
Frank W. Youngman Land Co.
13 First Street Southwest, Minot, N. D.
We are giving you the choice of special bargains this week, both
as to location, quality of soil, terms:
/it One farm of 320 acres in the valley at a nice town near
Minot. Soil 10 feet deep, fine buildings, easy terms, good pasture.
We will sell it for half it* value. We can add a half section. This
is ideal for general farming. Well-watered and is one of the best
propositions ever offered. For particulars see
FRANK W. YOUNGMAN LAND CO.
2nd. We offer a 480 acre tract near Surrey. 5-room house,
granary and well. 400 acres under cultivation. Nothing down and
4K interest, and given ten years' time to pay it.
for a good farmer to make a valuable home. See
FRANK W. YOUNGMAN LAND CO.
We have a few fine farms for rent. See
FRANK W. YOUNGMAN LAND CO.
Minot, North Dakota
Klnot Xardwar* Oo. Mealy UmM in
The Minot Hardware Co. ol' which
Bertie Jacobson Is the manager has
moved its stock of general hardware
from the lUngo block opposite the Fair
store into tho store building adjoining
the M. G, Olson Co. store In the Nco
field block. The new location is more
centrally located and already the change
Is manifest In the volume of business
transacted at the new location since the
move. This gives Minot threo large
hardware stores right In the heart of
the retail section of the city. Since
its organization live years ago the Minot
Hardware store has won an enviable
reputation with the public, honest deal
ing and quality goods. Manager Jacob
sou is thoroly familiar with every de
tail of the hardware business and his
tact and courtesy have won for him and
his store a host of customers who wjuld
not think of placing an order elsewheoM
provided the Minot Hardware could hijtP
ply their requirements. The new lo
cation will be more convenient for the
general public and it is safe to assume
an enormous increase in the volume of
business the firm will transact now that
they are nearer the heart of the re
tail district of the city.
II. C. Gicrlich. manager of the Men's
Shop, returned Sunday from a ten days
buying trip spent principally in Chi
cago. On his return he called upon
jobbers in Milwaukee and the Twin Cit
ies. lie says that conditions are im
proving in tho east, the improvement
being evidenced by the increased volume
of trade being reported by the retail
stores. He says factories have resum
ed operations and are now producing
at fully 2/3 capacity. Merchandise
is some cheaper and the quality is much
superior to the products placed upon
the markets during the past four years.
Mr. Glerlich is very optimistic regard
ing business conditions and he is author
ity for the statement that optimism is
the prevailing note thruout the busi
ness world of the eastern states.
IGIOOt HAMS 2-3-4
The Minot Motor Sales Co. Are mak
ing arrangements for a big Tractor and
Truck School to be held at their sales
rooms on Third stive .V. K. on March
2-3-1. Kxpert machinists direct from
the factory will be in attendance as in
structors and every detail looking
toward making this year's school bet
ter in every way than any of its' pr^
decessors is being taken into considera
tion by the management. The Com
pany's announcement appears in this
issue of the Independent and further
particulars will be given in our next
I. aiUaoa OpmM Upoa Today
15. Klflson, who has been very ill for
several weeks was taken to St. Joseph's
hospital yesterday where a minor oper
ation was performed this morning. This
will undoubtedly give him considerable
relief. He stood the operation well and
will return home soon. Altho Mr. El
lison has been seriously ill, he shows
remarkable vitality and his many
friends trust that he will soon be on the
road to recovery.
Association of Commerce Very Active
The Association of Commerce is one
of the busiest organizations in the
city. The acting secretary, Paul Red
path, can be found most any hour of
the day with coat off and sleeves roll
ed up. digging in for dear life. He
doesn't say much but he's a glutton for
work. During January 3,793 letters
were sent out.. The number of meet
ings held in the rooms during ihe
month, exclusive of the Rotary, Town
Criers, and committee meetings was
22. Five directors' meetings were
held. There were five Rotary lunch
eons, three banquets and three con
ventions. In addition to the above,
the Association has taken a lively in
terest in the immigration problem, de
voting much of its time to laying
plans for a campaign to be inaugurat
Elks to Initiate Class of 83 Feb. 26
The Minot Elks lodge will hold a
big initiation Saturday night, Feb. 26.
Hundreds of Elks from every section
of the Northwest will attend. Eighty
three candidates will receive the Ant
lers. There will be an interesting
program, a big feed and a fine social
time. This will give the Minot lodge
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Walrath and son,
Glen, who have been in Calfiornia for
a couple of months returned homo Sun
day. Mr. Walrath is a conductor on
tho Great Northern, his run being: be
tween Minot and New Rockford.
N1N0T GRAIN MARKET
No. 1 Dark Northern. $1.51.
a membership of more than 1,000, the nismarcki visitors this week
very largest in North Dakota, The
Minot Lodge No. 1089 iB the fastest
growing lodge in the Northwest. Jos.
Belanger, Soo agent, won the prize
offered by the Secretary for bringing
in the largest number of applications,
having nineteen to his credit.
This correspondent got himself In bad
last week or else some of the force In
the Independent office was at fault.
We are sure some young maiden was
seized with conternation when she read
that "Clifford Khlers has taken his
young daughter to the hospital," when
as a matter of fact the gentleman men
tioned is a very popular young man, and
Is ns yet free from all matrimonial re
8. 10. Dahl and Thor Hruguard are
Guaranteed formulas on every
package. Remedies that we know
are good because they have been
often spoken highly of by users.
A real laxative cold tablet, will
break up your cold 25c
This seems to give the most sat
isfaction of any rheumatic remedy
we have sold 60c
God Liver Extract
A tonic and builder for Spring
it is unequalled- SI.10
Dynamic Iron Tonic
A wonderful strengthener and a
tonic that gives you "pep."
Nuxiton Iron Tonic
Many of you have used it with
good results. Now is the time to
overcome that tired feeling. Spec
ial for $1.00 bottle 89c
Cough Syrups Laxa
tive Syrups Tonics
Vegetable Compound and other
Penslar remedies will help you in
the cases they are recommended
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-sMARCH 2nd, 3rd AND 4tfr
Funeral services were held In tho
Lutheran church Monday for the infant
of Mr. and Mrs. Furesether. The be
reaved family has the sympathy of their
H. M. Anderson was a Garrison visit
Mrs. S. H. D.ihl left last Wednesday
by the way of Minot for a visit with
relatives at New Hockford and Fergus
The W. J. T. I*. met with Mrs. John
IIoff this week.
The Clyde Might family moved into
the house recently occupied by Carl
County Superintendent Waller was a
visitor in Douglas Inst. week.
Dr. Clouston of I'laza Is making reg
ular trips to Douglas Mondays, Wednes
days und Fridays and has all the work
she can take care of during the hours
she is here.
Send Us Your Mail Orders for Drug or Sundry Wants. Prompt, Care
ful Service. Sheet Music. Aeolian Records Play on any Phonograph.
BOOKS —MAGAZINES PIPES TOBACCOS and CIGARS
Radium White 25c
Radium Kanvas 25c
Radium for all shades 25c
Zet Dyes, black and polishes._35c
Whittemor's Tw#in-One Shinola
and other polish for any shade or
For field use—Get one now.
The Yankee_$2.50 Radiolite..$3.50
All Ingersoll models, plain, Radi
olite and Wrist, in stock.
Get a dependable one Westclox
$3.50 America $2.00 Sleepmeter
$2.75 Bingo $3.75 Bunkie.
24 sheets paper and 21 envelopes,
many tints, only 43c
A few pieces slightly chipped
and one or two short in each set
3 sets left—special $10.98
50 pieces to set a real bargain,
about 21c apiece.
Radium Spot Remover 25c
Putnam Dry Cleaner 25c
Energine is fine 35c
Carbona 30c up
O-Cedar Polish 30c-60c
Liquid Veneer 30c-60c
Reflecto, 2 for 66c
Benno Drug Co. Phone 42
KODAK BOOK MUSIC STATIONERY STORE
MARBLES RUBBER BALLS BALLOONS GAMES and TOYS
FREE TRACTOR AND
We will hold a Free Traitor and Truck School at our building, 16
Third Street, Northeast, on above dates.
We will have a competent in&ru&or at head of each department.
You can't afford to miss this opportunity.
Make arrangements to be with us on these dates.
MINOT MOTOR SALES COMPANY
The storm Wednesday put ft «top to
nil spring work. Some of the Carat*
ers out south of town were even ®«t
with discs last week.
WANTHD TO IJUV 1/2 section of agri
cultural land within six mllon of 111
Petwson, Box 944, Minot,
not. C. F.
WANTKD—Uy two good healthy
12 and 13 years old, pluce to work for
board and go to school.' The lads will
go anywhere, together or separately.
Only requirement Is that they Hhall
have a good home whore they will
have good treatment. Write M. K.
c/o Independent. 2/17-ltx
FOR SALE—Australian coon fur
coat, good as new cheap if taken
at once, ("all X37-M, 416 5th Ave.
THE NO. 2-A BROWNIE
Let us show you this model. For
children or grown-ups. Simple
easy to learn. Takes excellent pic
tures 2 1-2x4 1-4. Price now $3.5t
We have all models Brownies,
folding and box. Kodak Juniors
and Folding Kodaks. Send us your
films for best results. That's why
our printing department is popular.
Tone up your horses and stock
now. You will no doubt be using
them earlier than usual this year.
Sal Vet is a real tonic and worm
expeller. No fictitious filler is
used but every ounce is worth
while and good. Sal Vet comes in
5 pound and larger packages, 50c
Sal Vet Poultry Tonic '10c-60c
Makes hens lay and produce
Sal Vet Cow Remedy 60c
Sal Vet Roup Tablets 60c
Sal Vet Lice Powder, is very
Sal Vet Remedies and Foods al
Put in your order now. Our
price will be as low as any and the
strength is guaranteed. Special
prices in 10-gallon and larger lots.
All the leading dyes for sale here.
Colorite for hats 25c
Colorite Fabric Dyes 25c
Diamond Dyes 15«
Sunset Dyes 15c
Putnam Dyes 10c
Rit Soap Dyes.__ 10c
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