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Rvtiiriiui Contributes to High School
II. M. Gay, John H. Lewis, Oscar
Hcrura of Carpio, Ray 0. Miller and
A. iierg, -stale .school inspector,
were Ilotary guests Tuesday. John
Howard, the* chairman, created a mild
riot, when he announced that a phone
message had arrived for Ira Jones,
Jroin his home, slating that his batch
'.if "home brew" was spoiling. A
IPOX of cigars, owned by Ira Jones,
which he declared he did not dare
to take home, was raffled off for Sal
vation Army, the fund being increas
ed to the extent of $4.15. A short
talk was given by Minot's new "Post
master General", H. E. Stewart, who
promised the patrons of the postoifice
l.he best there is in him, when he
Elites charge. The Rotary Quartette
played beautiful Christmas melodies.
Dr. U. W. Pence gave the Rotary edu
Announcement was made of a $500
educational fund, at the Minot high
school, made possible thru the gen
erosity of Rotarian and Mrs. Soren
.]. Rasemussen. This is a memorial
for their beloved son, John Rasmus
.sen. who was killed in action during
the World War in France. This
money is to be loaned to worthy stu
dents and is to be the nucleus of what
is hoped to be a much larger fund in
i.imo. Mr. Rasmussen started the
fund a year ago when he loaned a
high school student $100.00. This
was paid back in due time.
Supt. White of the city schools an
nounced that five students, unable to
Day for operations, were in need of
work done on their tonsils and ade
noids. The school nurse also report
ed several children in need of dental
work. Dr. A. 1. McCannel explain
ed that the Minot surgeons for years
have been ready to perform these op
orations free of charge where the
parents are unable to pay for them
and that all the school nurse needs to
do is to report worthy cases.
Rev. P. W. Erickson delivered the
Christmas message in an eloquent
manner. Frederick Lewis, son of
John H. Lewis, rendered a particular'
ly difficult and pleasing piano solo in
.a very enjoyable manner. The young
man demonstrated far more than the
ordinary musical ability and he is a
musician of much promise.
J. H. Colton sang "Star of the
•East", the chorus being sung as a
duet, E. S. Person assisting. This
was a particularly pleasing number.
Mrs. Garefild Chapin of Sanish
passed away in Montana.
Twelve Species of Wild Ducks in
The wild fowl display in the zoo
logical building at Riverside Park is
one of the most complete to be found
in any public park in the country.
There are over a hundred individuals
in the large cage and it is most in
teresting as well as a beautiful sight
to see them swimming and diving in
the. pool. There are at present
twelve species of wild ducks in the
enclosure. The varieties are: Mal
lards, Black Ducks, Wood Ducks,
Green-winged Teal, Blue-winged Teal,
Shovelers, Pintails, Gad walls, Red
heads, Canvasbacks and Scaups or
Bluebills, all native to this country.
There are also Canada Geese, White
Pelicans, Herring Gulls, Bonaparte
Gull, Coots and Muscovy Ducks.
This year it is hoped to add several
more species so that the exhibit will
be fully representative of the coun
try's wild fowl. Among the species
it is hoped may be secured are the
Golden-eye Duck, Bufflehead or But
ter-ball, Ruddy Duck and Harlequin.
It is also expected that the beautiful
Mandarin Duck of China will be added
to the collection. This duck is a
relative of the Wood Duck of America
which is the most beautiful duck in
existence. There are throe pairs of
Wood Ducks in the Riverside Park
Visitors to the Minot zoo are en
abled to see this complete collection
of wild fowl through the cooperation
of A. S. Marean with the park super
intendent. The display is not only a
great attractions to sportsmen but is
a splendid educational feature. In
the summer the birds enjoy large en
closures and pools out of doors.
Catches Mallard That Carries Tag
Spiritwood, N. D., Dec. 21.—W. A.
Price of this place, recently captured
a mallard drake with a band on its
leg bearing the number 112,591. He
sent the information to the depart
ment of agriculture at Washington,
and received a card of acknowledg
ment within a few days stating that
the bird had been tagged at Brown
ing, 111., and that an effort was being
made to learn definitely the migra
tory track of this water fowl.
Falconer Makes New Year Resolution
"Sunny Jim" Falconer is peeping
out of one eye and the other is cover
ed with a bandage. He explains his
condition is the result of a piece of
kindling wood coming in contact with
his optic. He declares that after Jan.
1, he will let hi9 wife split the wood.
May the blessings of health, prosperity and
happiness attend all our friends during the
MINOT CLOAK & SUIT GO.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
May 1923 bring you manifold blessings
Start the New Year right
by having your tailoring done by home tailors
W. P. Fahnlander, Prop.
We present our sincere compliments and ask
you to accept our best wishes for
YOUR GOOD CHEER
YOUR GOOD HEALTH
YOUR GOOD FORTUNE,
during the coming year
THE WARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT
Berthold Man Badly Frozen—Fell Ex
hausted in Snow
Bertjiold, Dec. 21.—N. C. Lauten
schlager, one of the pioneer Berthold
residents, became confused in the dir
ections while returning home from a
neighbor's Monday night, and after
wandering about the prairie for some
.time became exhausted and laid down
in the show. About 1 o'clock his
cries' for assistance were heard by
Geo. Tudahl, who iinally found Mr.
Lautenschlager in his berry" patch, ly
ing on his face with his hand buried
in the snow. Mr. Tudahl carried the
unconscious man into the house and
discovered that both hands were badly
frozen. Simple home remedies were
applied while awaiting the arrival of
a doctor. The attending physician
states that as yet, he is unable to de
termine the extent of Mr. Lauten
sehlager's injuries, but is inclined to
believe that it will be necessary to
amputate a part of several fingers.
Velva Lawyer to Be Assistant At
Velva, Dec. 21. Attorney John
Thorpe of this city, has accepted the
appointment of first assistant attor
ney general, tendered him by George
Shafer, attorney general-elect, and
will leave Friday of next week for
Bismarck to become familiar with the
office and get ready to assume his new
duties on January 2nd.
Mr. Thorpe is rated as a high class
lawyer and his appointment to the
position of first assistant attorney
general is, but a fitting acknowledg
ment of his ability. He was form
erly states attorney of McHenry coun
ty and made a good record in the en
forcement of the law while in office.
Mr. Thorpe came to McHenry county
in 1912 and engaged in the practice
of law with Judge Bagley of Towner.
For the past three years he has prac
ticed in this city.
Some Classified Ads
The Mid-West Printer & Publisher,
which is serving the newspaper crowd
around Lincoln, Neb., with some fine
stuff every month, carried the follow
ing as its contribution to humor:
Wanted a man to look after garden,
milk a cow with good voice accus
tomed to sing in choir.—Connecticut
Wanted a Bartender capable of mix
ing mince pies.—Dallas (Tex.) News.
Wanted a man who can run car and
wife.—American Medical Journal.
Wanted fifty bricklayers highest
wages plenty of parking space for
automobiles.—New York Daily News.
Wanted at the Randolph Hotel, first
class porter, room furnished also
Wanted bookkeeper and assistant
to club manager.—Meriden (Conn.)
Wanted, man to collect accounts, not
over 40 years' old.—Piqua (O.) Daily
Wanted gentleman who can furnish
one-half dozen eggs to my one-haH
pound of ham. Object, matrimony.—
L. A. Crowell, Ruso Banker, Not
In district court at Towner Friday
of last week the criminal action
against L. A. Crowell, president of the
First State Bank, of Ruso, was dis
missed by the presiding judge upon
the request of Albert Weber, special
assistant attorney general, on the
ground that there was no evidence up
on which to base a case.
Mr. Crowell was arrested during the
past summer on a statutory charge
preferred by Maud Ferguson, adopt
ed daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Ferguson of Velva. The details of
the case became a household tpjic ft
the time a*nd feeling against the de
fendant ran high for a time.
Robert Feehan Visits Minot
Robert Feehan, well known Minot
young man, is back from the St. Paul
Seminary, where he has been a student
for several years. He is spending
the holiday vacation with his father
and sisters in this city. Mr. Feehan
has been away at school for the past
ten years and has but two more years
before he will be admitted to Priest
The Independent is particularly in
terested in Mr. Feehan's career inas
much as when he was a young lad, he
was our office "devil" and he was a
mighty good one too, being able to
daub himself with as much printers
ink as any lad who ever constituted
himself foreman of this shop.
Dan Patch Railroad Man Visits Minot
Win. Truax and wife, of St. .Paul,
are spending the holidays with his
mother, Mrs. Fannie Truax of this
city. He is a cousin of C. F. Truax
and an old friend of John Stoudt.
The trio were boys together back in
Hastings, Minn. John Stoudt is an
old time instructor on the violin and
Wrn. Truax was one of his pupils.
Mr. Truax is connected with the
famous Dan Patch railroad, has con
ducted a grocery store in the city and
has been doing quite a stroke of busi
ness, building and selling residences.
Farmer Held for Killing Antelope
Following the finding of a freshly
killed carcass of an antelope, together
with the head and hide on his prem
ises south of Watford City, Arthur
Day, farmer, was arrested on a charge
of killing an antelope and is being
held for preliminary examination.
The penalty is a fine of not more than
$500 or six months in jail or both.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rogers and babe
from Circle, Mont., are spending the
holidays with relatives in Minot. Mr.
Rogers is a former Minot printer and
is now connected with the Circle Ban
TO THE PEOPLE OF MINOT
For all the gifts you gave,
For all the smiles you smiled,
We thank you all most heartily
This blessed Yuletide.
Wishing you all a Blessed and
Happy New Year.
Ensign and Mrs. E. Sherping.
Publicity Men for Elks Circus Arrive
James P. Guzzy, promoter and A.
E. Macdonald, publicity man for the
Minot Elks Circus, to be held during
the week of Jan. 15-20, arrived in Mi
not Wednesday. Mr. Macdonald is an
old time newspaperman and a good
one. He has been connected with
some of the largest newspapers in
the United States and at the present
time is publishing hi& own wide-awake
weekly paper, the East Side Journal,
in St. Paul.
An All-Nation Barber Shop
"Dago Frank" Rose, who operates
a barber shop in the basement of the
Grand Hotel, has four races represent
HAPPY NEW YEAR
This joyous hail expresses the true sentiments of our heart toward
our friends and customers occasioned by the cordial feelings which
has characterized our business relations during the past year.
Cox-Emerson Lumber Co.
WE WISH to extend to our friends and
patrons sincere wishes for a Happy and
Prosperous New Year
JACOBSON & FUGELSO
During the year that is drawing
to a close you have favored us
with a substantial volume of
It is a pleasurable duty to ac
knowledge the support so free
ly given us and to assure you
that our sense of obligation to
you is deep and lasting.
May we thank you for the gener
ous, considerate spirit with
which you have always treated
us and [from'the bottom of our
hearts wish you a
HAPPY and PROSPEROUS
EASTWOOD PARR GROCERY
OAK PARR GROCERY
December 28, 1922:
ed at his place. Frank is an Italian
one of his barbers is a Jew, and the
third a Jap. His porter is a colored:
Frank Van Berkom of Powers Lake
was handed a neat little Christmas
package by Judge Lowe—90 days in
jail at Crosby, for operating a still.