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NEWS IN BRIEF
Dan McGovern, publisher of the
Glasgow, Muni., Democrat, was in
Minot today en route home from New
burg, where he spent Christmas with
his mother and sisters.
Renabelle Glickman, aged five, a
Williston girl, is wondering wh.it kind
of a man Santa Glaus really is. Two
Christmas trees which "Santa" left
at her door, were stolen before they
could be used. Her father, a railroad
man, got one of the trees in Montana.
Santa left the third tree for the little
girl and on it hung1 a bundle of
switches to use if the bad thief was
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Kemper will
leave next week for Los Angeles, Gal.,
where they will spend several months.
They own a large apartment house
there and will attend to business af
fairs while in the west. Their daugh
ter, Miss Doris, who is touring the
Orient with the Frawley Players, will
not return to Los Angeles until .Tune.
She is now in Manila and will go from
there to Calcutta, India.
Mrs. Harriett Jacobson of Falsen,
was awarded a verdict of $25(1.0(1
against Martin liothecker, also of Fal
sen, in district court at Towner last
week. The case was an assault and
battery in which the defendant was
alleged to have struck the plaintiff
over tin.* back several times with a
whip. Mrs. Jacobson sued for $3,000
damages. She was represented in
court by Attorney John Thorpe of
Granville Herald: Herman Lorenz
raised live acres of fine garden prod
ucts this season that would have made
a prize exhibit for size and flavor and
more desirable than the Pacific irri
gated land stuff. One of his squashes
weighed ninety-five pounds and the
pumpkins many of them over fifty
pounds. There was one acre each of
cantalope, watermelons, cucumbers,
pumpkins and squash.
The following Minot young folks
who are attending the State Uni
versity at Grand Forks, are home for
the holiday vacation: Lucile Ring,
Gail Carr, Sibyl Malm, Margaret Dick
inson, Pauline McFarland, Ralph Fu
gelso, Alf Fugelso, Herbert Moore,
Leonard Blaisdell, Warren Bacon,
Bruce McConnell, Gerald Dupplcr,
Kenneth Hawley, William Jacobson,
Carl Jacobson, Harlow Samuelson,
Maurice Johnson, E. Skadeland, Paul
Kemper, Theodore Shaft, Reginald
Smart, Chas. Truax, and Arthur
., HPd Hi*
Matinee Sat. 2:30
15JC, 35C, 35C, including tax
Wilson Ruland of Sanish fell from
a load of hay, and a pitchfork handle
penetrated the muscle of one of his
arms above the elbow.
Ed Isliefson, former Minot barber,
is visiting friends in the city. He is
a well known singer in the male quar
tette engaged in Lyceum and Chau
tauqua work. He is with the Lewis
O. Runnel' Concert Co.
Miss Mabel Hammerstrom, agetl lii,
who moved with her family t: Uuttf,
Mont., late in the summer, was killed
in nil accident there last week. Mrs.
F. A. Thomas and Mrs. Orland Hayes,
sisters, left for Butte to attend the
Mrs. W. .-V. Mounton has returned
from Rochester, Minn., where she
spent two months with her daughter,
Mrs. Myra Hurd. The latter submit
ted to an operation for abscess of the
lung and is improving. She wilt re
Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Hall, who .spent
the summer at Mohall, are now back
in San Diego, Cal., their present home.
They write that rain fell two weeks
without a let-up in California. "No
place like North Dakota for sunshine"
Mr. and Mrs. i. Peterson of Donny
liiook and sons, Simon and Obert of
St. Paul, who are spending their holi
days vacation with their parents,
were in the city Wednesday. Miss
Mary King of Donnybrook accompan
ied them here.
Harry Falconer, who is receiving
vocational training in St. Paul, is vis
iting at the home of his mother, Mrs.
('has. McKenzie, in this city. Mr.
Falconer is taking a course in a clin
ical laboratory and will complete his
work in another year.
Miss Ada Scrihner who has been at
Fargo for the past three months at
tending a Business College arrived
Friday to spend the holiday vacation
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Scrihner of Tasker and with friends
at Burlington and Minot.
X. Greengaard, Mandau merchant,
visited in Minot Wednesday, proceed
ing to Bottineau where the Green
gaard Bros, own a store. There are
six of the Greengaard Bros, in North
Dakota, operating a chain of thriving
clothing stores under the name of
J. H. UJsrud of Towner, states at
torney of McHenry county, is critical
ly ill at his home, suffering from can
cer, and attending physicians enter
tain little hope for his recovery. The
state cases at the present term of
court are being handled by Attorney
Albert Weber, states attorney-elect.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Herum and
daughter of Carpio were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Rasmusser over
Christmas. Since 1905 the two fami
lies have never missed being together
on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The
Ilerums and Rasmussens were neigh
bors in Wisconsin before coming to
Mrs. D. A. Vanerstrom and son Mil
ton of Donnybrook, were in the city
doing holiday shopping Tuesday. The
Vanerstroms have just completed the
installation of a radio outfit at their
modern farm home and D. A. is al
ready so proficient that he has been
receiving messages from Toronto,
Chicago and other far away points.
Berthold Tribune: Supt. Spacht of
our schools received a telegram this
afternoon stating that his father had
died at Dunkirk, Ohio. The elder Mr.
Spacht had visited his son here only
recently, and upon his return to Ohio
was taken ill with cancer. Supt.
Spacht left on No. 2 to attend the
funeral, and expects' to be absent
about a week.
Berthold Tribune: The "all steel"
barn in the southwest part of town be
longing to Ross Feiglew was destroy
ed by fire Monday afternoon. One
cow and a considerable quantity of
feed were also destroyed. Mr. Feig
lew was engaged in butchering a pig
nearby, and it is believed that the
fire was communicated to the barn by
sparks being carried by the high wind.
The management and
employes unite in wish
ing the patrons of the
U. S. CAFE
A Happy and Prosper
ous New Year
Special Service and
Sunday and New Year's
THE WARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT
Dr. iohn Aaker, of Velva, spent the
day in this city.
P. W. Miller of Grand Forks, is
spending the week in Minot.
Rain and hail are falling today. A
heavy rain fell last Friday night.
Mike Gremann and Conn J. Bren
nan of Foxholm, were in the city Sat
Miss Mae Balerud, who is teaching
at Berthold, is in Minot, spending her
vacation with her parents.
Miss Maxine Stewart, who is teach
I ing at Morris, Minn., arrived in this
I city for her holiday vacation.
Clare McKoane, who is teaching
at Westby, Mont., is spending his va
cation with relatives in Minot.
Geo. Beatty, popular chef, who has
been connected with a Parshall cafe
for two months, is back in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Clausen of James
town are spending the week in Minot
with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
T. P. Mulick.
Donald Brunner, a student at the
University of Minnesota, is spending
the holidays with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. J. Brunner.
Ensign E. Sherping of the Salvation
Army, was called to Devils Lake to
day to conduct a funeral of a member
of the Corps of that city who died.
Roy Leighton has returned from
Scobey, Mont., where he is teaching
and is spending his vacation with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. K. E. Leighton.
Mrs. Heiman Puseman, whose hus
band is employed at the Leland De
partment store, was reported precar
iously ill Saturday, but is now better.
The waini weather before Christ
mas was a boon to the trade. Many
of the Minot merchants report the
best Christmas trade in their history.
The Independent editors are in re
ceipt of very unique and useful leath
er keytainers, the gifts of P. P. and
C. P. Lee of Bellingham and Everett,
Matt Benn's residence at Sanish
burned recently. Neighbors assisted
in getting out most of the household
goods. There -was no insurance and
the loss was $700.
Ludvig Swan, cook in a local hotel,
died Dec. 23 at a Minot hospital from
pneumonia. The remains were in
terred at New Rockford, N. D., where
his parents reside.
Miss Pauline McFarland, who is
attending the University ol' North
Dakota, is spending the holiday vaca
tion with her parents, Dr. and Mrs.
Geo. A. McFarland.
Miss Evangeline McConnell, who is
teaching in the Technical high school
at St. Cloud, Minn., arrived Saturday
for a visit with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. McConnell.
Tom Lynch of Larimore is here
visiting his brother, J. H. Lynch. He
is on his way to Edmonton and the
Peace River country where he has ex
tensive farming interests.
The Independent force acknowledg
es gratefully the receipt of some
choice Havanas on Christmas Eve
from Dr. N. B. Livingston of the
Union Dentists. The doctor has thus
favored the Independent crew for
Three Charged with Insanity
Three men examined by the insan
ity board this week were dismissed.
Henry Stengel, a St. Mary's town
ship farmer, was charged with insan
ity. It apears from the evidence that
he came home recently and attacked
his wife with a butcher knife, slash
ing one of her arms, making a long,
deep gash. He states that he met a
man on the road home from Foxholm,
who gave him a drink, causing him to
do the act. Neighbors testified that
the man has a severe temper. At one
time, he jabbed Mike Stammen with a
knife. He is a Bavarian and altho he
has lived in this country 18 years, he
has never taken out his second citizen
ship papers. He has been charged
with assault with a dangerous wea
Francis McDonald, who was recent
ly released from the penitentiary, was
dismissed. He was charged with
threatening to do violence to another
inmate, released at about the same
Harold Sluterback, a young man
who has been staying at the poor
farm, was considered sound mentally.
Fred Volbrecht, Jr., living north of
Max, will appear before the insanity
board Friday. He has been in the in
sane asylum at Jamestown once or
Death of Charles Watson Occurred
Charles, the ten-year-old son ol Mr.
and Mrs. Amos Watson, passed away
at the Watson home in this city Sat
urday, Dec. 23, after a long illness
from valvular heart trouble. Chafles
became ill two years ago and after
spending several months in bed, im
proved to such an extent th^t he was
able to enter school last fall. After
three weeks, he became ill from the
flu and steadily declined until death
The funeral was held from St. Leo's
Catholic church Sunday, the remains
being interred in St. Leo's cemctery.
Father Schneider was in charye of
Charles was born in Minot, Jl5n. 21,
1913, and was a bright, lovable child.
He is survived by his parents and one
brother, James, aged six.
The father, Amos Watson, is in
charge of the grocery department of
the Leland Department store.
Sentence Suspended When Man
Promised to Work
T. Wallace, who was brot back from
Chicago recently, charged with issu
ing worthless checks, pleaded guilty
before Judge Murray and received a
sentence of 30 days in the county
jail, with a $100.00 fine and $20.00
costs, with 60' days additional if in
default. His sentence was suspended
when he promised to earn the money
to make good the checks if given his
freedom. One of the checks he issued
was for $20.00 on which he secured
the money from Lyons & Scott, shoe
dealers. He beat several other merch
ants. If he does not go to work,
Judge Murray says he will order him
placed in jail.
Parker May Build Two Story Block
C. H. Parker, owner of the building
formerly occupied by the Home Fur
niture Co., South Main St., which was
partially destroyed by fire several
years ago, is contemplating rebuild
ing. The walls are still standing, to
gether with the heating plant. If Mr.
Parker builds, he will construct the
first floor of c'oncrete and will build a
second story to be used as a dance
hall. The lower floor would make an
ideal garage. The building has a
Coasting in Streets Is Dangerous
Minot youngsters are taking long
chances coasting down the hilly
streets. A number of narrow escapes
from collisions with autos have been
eported. The streets are so icy that
auto drivers find it impossible to con
trol their cars when driving down the
hills. Don't let the children coast in
the streets. It is positively danger
ous and some little boy or girl is cer
tain to be injured or killed.
Portal Man Arrested on Federal
Charles Holmes, of Portal, was ar
rested on a bench warrant charged
with making false returns to the in
ternal revenue collector. He appear
ed before U. S. Commissioner, R. E.
Hopkins in Minot this week and fur
nished $5,000.00 bonds for his ap
pearance in federal court.
Jos. Hodgins' Brother Died
Thomas Hodgins, aged 65 years,
brother of Jos. Hodgins of this city,
passed away this morning at his home
at Jackson, Neb., according to a tele- The main lounging room will be re
gram. His wife died two years ago.
He is survived by a large family of
I'rebyterian Ladies Elect
The Ladies Aid Society of the Presr
byterian church at their annual meet
ing elected Mrs. C. F. Truax, presi
dent Mrs. Hampton, vice president
Mrs. W. I). Wilson, secretary and
Mrs. E. S. Person, treasurer. Mrs.
Truax was presented with a beautiful
leather hand bag. The Society clear
ed $(i00.00 on their recent sale.
Perfect Yuletide Weather
The weather during the* present
Yuletide season has been mild and as
nearly perfect as anyone could pos
sibly order it. The coal bins are get
ting a rest and the stocks of coal
among the ffael dealers are piling up.
The roads are declared perfect and
each day autos visit the city from
Railroad Committee Appointed
The Association of Commerce at a
special meeting Friday, appointed the
following committee to attend "the
state meeting called for some time in
January to take action concerning the
proposed railroad merger: L. H.
Piper, Norman Ellison, II. M. Wilson,
Stanley Colburn and G. D. Colcord.
The Elks are planning some im
portant improvements at their Home.
M. G. OLSON CO.
extend to you the
Greetings of the Season
Our biggest a?sct is the good
will of our customers and
friends and we sincerely value
the business you have given
us during the past.
W. E. BORENE,
The Season's Greetings
out the coming year.
four I ed Jan. 15.
Good will is an asset without it, few things are un
dertaken, and certainly none carried thru success
fully. We welcome this opportunity to thank you
for the Good Will you have shown us in the past and
trust we may merit a continuance of the same thru-
THE RUSSELL-MILLER MILLING COMPANY
Unite in wishing you a Happy, Prosperous New Year
December 28, 192£
papered with a nand-tooleu material*
leather effect. New rugs and some
new furniture will be bought and the
Mr. Hodgins had visited Minot a entire first floor will be redecorated,
number of times, coming here with The improvements are to be complet
horses to sell. He was here
years ago for the last time.
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SAVE YOUR EYES
Eye fatigue is one of the most
distressing feelings one is sub
ject to. Most of the time it is
hard to tell what it conies from.
If you will rest your eyes with
properly fitted glasses you will
save yourself lots of discomfort.
Let us demonstrate to you the
comfort we can give you.
H. L. Winters Co.
Minot, N. D.