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1 ... 1 VOLUME I. NUMBER 40. THE WARD CO. INDEPENDENT. rtTBLISHBD ETORY WEDNESDAY. C. P. Tim. PublUhar. 1DMB 18, 1902, AS SECOND-CLASS MATTPB, POST-OFFICE, MINOT, N. D., ACT d» COIVOBXSB OP MARCH 3, 1879. Minor Topics. Regular meeting- of city coun cil Monday night. Wm. Carroll spent a few days in Bismarck last week. Regular meeting of the Bar Asspciation February 9th. A special term of court is an nounced for February the Dth. Th§ firm of Elir & Samuels on has been dissolved, Mr. Ehr re tiring. Postmaster Fugelso returned from his western visit last Sat urday. Don't forget to hear Dr. Forbs lecture to-night at the M. E. Church. Rev. C. F. Wheeler returned from his visit to the twin cities Saturday. Deputy sheriff, Mark Murphy, of Portal, was in the city a few days last week. Rev. Wm. C. Hunter will preach at Burlington next Sun day at 3 p. m. Editor Pitsor, of the Berthold Tribune spent a few hours in this city last Friday. George Ehr has accepted a po sition in his fathers store in the Mercantile building. James H. Willson, of Crooks ton visited ill the cifcjjr Monday, returning iii the evening. The ball given by the Pioneer Social Club last Tuesday evening was a very enjoyable affair. Manager Coxj of the new Minot Roller Mill says he will start the rollers some time in March Engineer Flannigan, who has teen on the sick list for some time is able to be about again. For exchange: a good Bycicle for a second hand typewriter in good order, inquire at this of- Special agent Lourisbei'ry of the U. S. Land office Department :sbent Monday and Tuesday in the city. Auditor Larson has recovered i'roin his recent illness and can be 'feu rid at the court house 'once i:ior& l'Tht) ball given in the Nash hall oil last Tuesday evening was jvell Attended and all report a swell time. I. N. Bryan, Grand Master of 1. O, 0. F. of this state was in the city Monday in the interest pf the orddr. C. P. Lee came lip front Bis ^narck Saturday nignt to spend Sunday with his fariiily-, return ing Monday. J. L. Killian- carild up from liugby Saturday arid sgent Sun day with friends returning Mon day morning. II. S."Gib80n of Minneapolis-, representing the Smitli-Preimer Typewriter Cdv, was doihg "this city Saturday. Editor Cduplan'd, the Wiliis ton Graphic, intimates that White Earth has a pretty strong bar association. Phil Bell's Athletic arid Phys ical CultureShow will give, ah er hib'itiori Saturday evenltlg of this Week, they Say ft is good1. •James Mrtrrison who Aafrbwly Escaped beihg burned to deatlii by theeiplbsibn of a caA of oil is able to be ab6ut towh again.' J. D-. Roger*, late of the tfte porter office left SuAday to t&ke: 'chargp.pf the White E&rth Re cord, Editor GAiftbie having "re signed. ExrCouii'ty ComriiWiorier M&- *eent illness. Chief of Police Kimboll re lumed from an extended visit at ttis old hofne in Waterfdrd, M^., last Sunday morning. Now will you be godd." T. P. Ktdaafc is making .pre parati6nin ftfr tftd erection of By sending us $1.75 you can obtain this paper and the Dakota Farmer for one year and a large map of North Dakota, the coist price of the map alone is f2.00. We are only offering this as a prerniem for three months. Wm Olson, the lumber and grocery dealer and Elmer Foss the hotel man of Palermo were pleasant callers at this office last Friday, .they announce a grand masquerade ball at that place St. Valentines night and invite any from this city who wish to attend. Printer Wanted. First class man wanted, good wages. Notice. On and after this date, coal will be spot cash on delivery. R. W. Jone The Coal Man. DIED. The second little twin baby, Edith Viola Johnston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Johnston, who live on their homestead 40 miles south of Minot. The death occured on the 17th of January after three days sickness from pneumonia. The interment took place on Friday the 23rd at noon in the Lutheran Cemetery, north of the river, Rev. Wm. C. Hunter conductiug the services. Mr. and Mrs Johnston have the sympathy of many friends in their sad bereavement and great affliction. The infant of L. H. Husby, whose mother was buried a few months back, died last Friday after about four hours illness. The infant was not Very healthy having been born at about two weeks before its mothers death. It haj.1 reached the age of about seven months. Rev. Wm, Hunt er conducted the funeral services at the house of the father last Saturday and the remains were laid at rest by the side of its mother in Rose Hill Cemetery. The sympathy of the entire com munity goes Out a $10,000 buildling this ipriiig on the ground at the reaV off the 'Opera Ho&se. The Poverty *6cial given, at the M. E. Church list Friday Waning was appreciated by those in attendance, light refresh taents wereStt-ved. to Mr. Husby in this his sad bereavement. A Sad Mine Disaster. Last Saturday evening a la£ boring man named David Evans Idst his life while working in Johli Meier's coal mine three miles south of White Earth. The story briefly told, is that just at the time the men were about to quit work for1 the day, Evans in sisted on dislodging a hugh piece Of cttal weighing about a ton, just "for the fun of hearing it drop." In doing this he reached in under with his pick to ,far and when it fell the uni'ortuhate man was buried beneath its mas save weight) crushing the life out ofhiril. His body was taken by tbi Mqdern Woodmen of this place, and shipped to Winford, S. D., where h6 had a brother living.—White Eartl} Record. SuicNeno Defence. The senate insurance commit tee at Bismarck has reported favorably on Senator Lewis's* meas\ire providing that in all suits up'on policies of insurance on life h'ereaftter Issued by any compaby doing lAVSines® i*n this staVe, it shall be ho defeft(te that the mfsured 'committed sYiicide, unless it be shown to tfte satis faction of the co\irt V5V .j'ury try ing the cautsre that tfte insured ocntem plated suicide at the time he made application tor the policy, afrd arty Stipulation in the policy to the"contt afcy shall be void. This ifleastire will aflect the fraternal inkurandfe Societies of the state more than the old line life insurance companies. A number of casefe hav£ been de cided iftiavot of the mBtrrance dr fraternal ecicietieS, and a recent dfeci&idn at Fargo iB pr6bably the reason f6r the introduction 6f *the measure ht thfiS time —Herald. "Dr. Robt, Forbis. of f)uluth, "will de li^er a lecture "-on Tno Mistakes of 'the Devil at the M. E. church in this city ofTJan. 28th. Mr. Fbrbes ia one of the best and moat entertaining lecturers in the northwest and everyone should turn out and hehr Jrhtit he hbs to say. Thos. B* Olsgard, LAWYER. Contests, Filings, Final Proofs, Land Scrip, Real Estate and Loans. Ol N. BANK BUIfeDING. All not, IV. FIX IT WW vwv That Is Us. Basnett & Kotchell We do all Kinds of Light Repair tag, Shoe Mending, Harness Repairing, Quo Smithing, Lock Repairing, Bicycle Work and Saw Sharpening a Speciality. ALL WORK GUARATEE. Examine what we claim ia the best values for the money in winter dress ^oods, outing flannels, and woolen floods, in the city, at our store today. Cloven & Hansen. When you want hoots or shoes go to Loe & Larsen store. They have the very best articles on the market in all sizes and prices. Step in and try on a pair. Lee & Lar&cn have just received anew lot of Men and Boy'.s fall and winter clothing. Call in and get a suit, We have just unpacked a now line of ladies' and gents' underwear, which will be sold at a very low figure, at the Great orthern Cash Store. Hats, Caps, Gloves, Mittens, and Shoes, warm goods for cold days, at Oleven & Hansen's. There are sizes and styles for men, women and children in endless profusion. New Map of Minot Land District* Dlaisdell & Bird of Minot have gotten up anew map of the entire Minot Land istrict, divided into sections and show ing all the post offices, railroad lines and rivet's, in fact everything necessary to help and aid the homesteader and land locator. They have been gotten out at great expense and the firm has had the map copyrighted. This is the only thing of the kind and will fill A long felt wf nt. The maps have been placed on sale at the very reasonable price of 50c. Corsets! cwrsfte!! corsets!!! of all kinds and prices. The Jackson, Straight Front, Girdle, Country Girl, Century and others, from Toe. up, at CloVen and Hansen's. All styles and sizes of KatS and taps at the GREAT ORTHER CASH STORE. Under Wem- for men, very heavy, 6f)c per garment, and for ladies, 3S5e. per gar menf^at Cloven & Hansen's. Call and see the new lot of gloves and mittens, just received at the Great Northern Cash Store. CaH aud examine the new dis play of goods at O, IL Christo phers rtew tiailor shop on second street and Kamstead ave\ Su trillions-. STATE OF NOKTH DAKOTA, COUNTY of. WARD. H'"1 In Justice Court. tJefore John F. Cooper* Justice-of The Peaces H. li. Wheekr and B. A. Kendall, copartners ns H. E. Wheeler & Ckr. Plaintiffs, vs. SuArtmonw. W. N. Crane and Mi s. W. N. Crane, Defrnd&nts. The State ot North Dakota te the sard Defendants: By this second Summons herein yem are directed to appear before me at my office in Minot County of Wvird, in said State at 10 "o'clock A. M. of the 24th day of February 1S03, there- to answer to the complaint of H. E. Wheeler and B. A. Kendall copartners as H. E. Wheeler \fc Company-agilinst you, ailing vlefe'a dents are indebted te plaintilFs in the sum of seventy-nine and sixty five one hundreths doHars for goods sold And delivered by plftintiffs, J. C. Hotf and Petor Ehr to defendants, that no part thereof h«s b6in iaid and tha ^aintili's are the owners and holders sftid Ac counts «n?. each of them: That 24+,li day of January 1903, nn^er a torit of attach ment issued by this courtcertain-persen al property of defendant* Wis duly served and demanding thai sftid proper ty be Applied in satisfaction "of thfe sftid debt, and yon arc notified that unites you so appear fend answer, the PlfeintMs will take judgnMnt Hgainst you accord ingly. Given this 27th day of JaWiary 1903, •#OKN F. COOPER, •Justice of the Peace. EST RAY NOTICE. Notice is hereby f^iven that the underfe'igned hi-s takert up and now holds th6 fdllowihg described animals: ., One Sorrel llorse 8 y6ars d-M, weight about 1200 lbs., branded SX on ltft thigh. 0A6 Bay horse 8 years old. Weight abotit 1200 lbs., brand 'indistinct btit appear ing to be on left sholder. One Bay Mare ,abont 10 yfears old weight ll66 lb^., brahdefl on left shoulder. "Said anirii&la be ing est rays when taken up. Dated at Minot, N. D., this ^2nd dav of January 1903 J. H. BcofiddJ MINOT, WARD COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY, 38 1903. SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 PER ANNUM. JAS. JOHNSON, Attorney at L,aw, |P roofs Made and Con tests Dfended. Dr. E« A« Crokatf M. D.v C. M.t U. R. C. S., Edinburgh. Surgeon to Great Northern Ry. Office and Residence over P. P. Lee 8 Storo. Minot. IVo. Dalr MLCJAININET Furniture and Undertaking. Licensed Embalner. Hearse in Connection. S«cond Floor WlUo* Block Stop! Wait a Minutel Don't go by our Place Without Calling in and Seeing Our Fine Display of CANDIES. A Specialty of all kinds of candies, cho colate creams, caramels, bon bons, fruit candy, nut candy, stick candy, cream candy, mixed candy, kisses, gum drops, sour drops, sweet drops, etc. The price litis also dropped! A Fine Line of FALL FlIUITS, Plums, ('ears, Batfanas, Poaches, Winter Apples, etc., ete. Arnett Bros., Kftst THE M1N0T NATIONAL BAin' K. Capital St:k 24 lbs rolled oats 50 44 $25,000. H. J. HASUAJH-. 1'ivsident. HENRY THIEX, Vice L'rei-iident. J. A. ERICKS'I :.', Cashier. A General Banking- bas:fiess ir.^ \cteu. Accouuts of b:'.nks c-.)rporat«'ns, firms and individu :!s yolicitod and received upon tlu- most invor lable terms. A pecia! attenlion given col .ections '«?.nd remittances made en 1 a} of pa in nt. \V us a I i: I. Inte rest paid on time deposits. Promptness, accuracy, com esy, Jibeialit3r. miNor. PURE DRUGS Are necessary to be effective and a prescription filled from old or impute drags has never been charged to us. Our stock is evei being renewed by pure Cletn and effective stock in nil drugs. PAINTS AND OILS Varnishes, brushes and artists' taateriftls ate lines wo carry and we olarm to have as complete, as •elect and as good values fcs any 'firm fti the city or county. SMOKERS SUPPLIES VBS, a tetv. Havo ytfo ttrfticed fh O taice line of pipes in our Windowt •And the prices are Tight, too. A large stock of clioicout cigars, ctc '»S DfUjg Store. Ryder & Mansfield, The Stylish Outfitters table cornmeal... 20 ,4 Wright's b'kwh't 20 41 Calif'rnia prunes AT P. P. GO TO or NouVu DAK.OTA $1.°° A DOLLAR COUNTS $1. $1 Tslephone No. Q7. WOOD OffiC1 AYid S'lvC-ds, No. Rainsitaxl St. Money! I Wt tiiidoubtedly xarry the mos« •elect, largest add cleanest and cheapest stock of gents ciotbing and furnishings 'ip the city. Main St.. Mitwt. 10 lbs Fine roasted coffee.. 20 lb g-ood rice. 2Ulb best sago. Lee's Department Store For Coughs and Coids Blakey White Pine Cough Balsam. Guaranteed to give relief. ALSO Bring your prescriptions here to be fi led by Graduate and Registered Druggist. An Appropriate Sub S to Blakey's Drug Store. FOR AN "AD" JUST NOW IS ...WB SELL... Retort Oak Heaters, Majestic Ranges Cole Air Tght Heaters, Universal Ranges' Universal Cook Stoves Martin J&cobson, HardT Soft and Lignite Coal. Hocking Valley coah Dry tamarack oak and Poplar and jack Pine the hardware man. THE NEW STORE Drugs, Medicines, Perfumes, Toilet Articles or Ggars* W. B. Haw ley. "f 00 1 5 4 R. W. JOINES. In the past year 1 have loarl?fl .-mcji-e mom in Ward County than hits been ldhnefi lt\' r'11 dlhrt -on «I1 efcsses of propeA*. I charpo no commission -hnfl 110 bomif. trill ^nekr you a loan to make proof onVotir •tlaifiiAv) 1 ..r ynm flax or for any other purpose. I'V. Jll i: quieltly. 'Tf ^cJu'want ltioilt'y tfall'ontne. J. S. MurpViy, Miirot, No. Dsk' Money!