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Elected a Dead Mao.
A strange and very sad after
math of last week's election was
the discovery by many voters
that they had cast their ballots
iort and actually lielped to elect
a dead man. For twelve hours
before the polls opened the man
had lain a corpse, careless alike
of victory or defeat, but the
aews was slow in spreading over
this large county and Judge
Ames was elected after he was
Judge Ames was a candidate
for the office of justice of the
peace at lame. He was an old
pioneer of McHenry county and
has long been a resident of
Towner. His death occurred at
his home Monday. The late Mr.
Ames was a veteran of the civil
war and distinguished himself
bv valiant services in that con
Not a Bad Idea.
BERTHOLD, N. D., NOT. 19.
By request of several citizens in Man
dan township I will give their plan to
obtain stock law in Ward county, or
anther vote on the question.
The plan is simply to request the
sleili of every township in Ward county
to obtain 12 or 15 names on a petition to
the commissioners asking that the ques
tion of doing away with the herd law
and require all stock kept up at all
times of the year, submitted to a vote
say aboat May 1,1907. That uniformi
ty may be observed, you will publish a
iorm to be used by all. Have all peti
tions sent to the Independent as soon as
ready. The editor of the paper will pre
sent, by request, the petition to the
The day has been when the man with
stock should have had the full right-of
way, bat that day is past. The day of
the soil tiller is here, tho annoyed by
the stockman. Every farmer should
have stock tho the kind and quantity
that he can care for, tie same as in
other farming states. If we are to con
vert the wild raging blizzards into
zephyrs we must plant trees on every
section line. It is useless to plant trees
so long as stock run at will any time of
the year. That stock delight in destroy
ing trees is too well-known to be argued.
The Question of requiring stockmen to
keep their cattle at home is simply a
question of self-defense or protection to
the man who furnishes tbe grass, the
shrubbery to be destroyed.
A representative of an Eastern
Fur House will be at P. P. Lee's
Store in MINOT, NOVEMBER
30th, with a line of
One day only,
Don't miss this opportunity
p. P. LEE
"Little Mac*' on Negro Question.
Rev. Powell, of Minot, conies
out in the Optic and scores Sen
ator Tilman for his speech in
that city last week on the "Race
Problem" and because he didn't
speak kindly of Sniggers." We
believe the Reverenagentleman
is earnest in his desire to lead
men—even "niggers"—in tbe
pathway that leads to righteous
ness ana a better life—but, holy
smoke, think of the stony stare
that the Rev. would greet a
bunch of "niggers" with if they
went in and mingled in the de
vine service with his blue-blood
ed aristocratic congregation in
Minot. Verily, the Rev. would
heartily say unto them, "skidoo
nigger, skidoo."—Stanley Sun.
Licensed to Wed.
James O'Neill, Ward, 27, Elmer Elger,
John Seine, Ward, 26, Gerthene
Christen sen, Ward, 26.
L. Haskell, Ward, 26, Hattie Feldman,
Geo. Thompson, Ward, 43, Sarah Ked
ding, Ward, 42.
Fred Winders, Ward, 31, Nellie Rud
berg, Ward, 23.
W. G. Ashline, Ward, 21, Mrs. Emily
J. Eckert, Ward, 31.
W. O. Mark, McHenry, 31, Minnie E.
Switzer, McHenry, 30.
Louis Redman, McLean, 25, Miss Fan
nie Levy, McLean, 25.
Nelson E. Ellsworth^ 41, Florence E.
Nels O. Boito, Ward, 28, Gina Beito,
Won Political Independence.
A big Burke celebration was
held at Devils Lake Saturday
night, despite the fearful snow
storm which was raging. A
number of the prominent speak
ers from all parts of the state
were on hand. The ovation
which was given Burke made
him feel that it was good to be
elected governor of such a state
as North Dakota. In his speech
he said that he realized that he
was elected not by the Democrats
alone but by the entire people.
He said it was a victory in which
the people of the state had fought
a battle for political indepen
dence and won.
Die A. A. Robinson Elevator
Go to the
E N lookingfpr FREE land, relinquishment, deeded
and improved farms, investigate the famous
Palermo, Shell Creek and Missouri Valley. This
is a wealthy, healthy and beautiful country, especially adapt*
ed for dairying as well as farming.
The thriving new town of Palermo, located in the heart of this fertile
country, and on the Trans-Atlantic main line of the Great Northern, af
fords excellent opportunities for business. Professional men and women,
be sure to come and investigate.
Real Estate Investments
PALERMO, N. D. MINOT. N. D.
TMC COMFORTABLE WA\
11:00 A. M.
No. 24—2:30 p.
3:00 P. M.
No. 4—9:20 p.
8:00 P. M.
For Towner. Rugby, Churches Ferry, Devils
Lake. Lakota, Larimore, Grand Forks,
Fargo. St. Paul and Minneapolis.
For all intermediate points to St. Paul via
Grand Forks, Crookston and St Cloud.
For Devils Lake. Larimore, Grand Forks,
Crookston, St. Paul and all intermediate
For Granville, Towner, Rngby, York, Leeds,
Churches Ferry, Devils Lake, Lakota, Lari
more, Casselton, Wahpetori. St. Paul and
2:20 A. M. For Williston, Culbertsoa. Glasgow, Havre,
Spokane, Seattle and Portland.
A. M. For Des Lacs. Berthold, Stanley, White
Earth, Williston, Havre, Butte, Helena.
Spokane, Seattle and Portland.
W. u. DOODS, Ticket Agent
Feeds Sheep to Advantage.
K. E. Gowin about two months
ago shipped in a thousand head
of sheep from Montana to his
farm near Glenburn and fed
them on flax and wheat stubble.
The sheep ate what would have
been otherwise wasted and grew
fat. He shipped them last week
four car loads and got a fine
price, $4.75 per cwt and ^cleaned
up a nice lot of money. Besides
the land is richer than when the
sheep went on it. He expects to
follow* the plan every fall.
Takes Youth for Husband.
A few days ago complaint was
made that Mrs. Emily J. Eckert
of liowbelJs was squandering the
money left her by her deceased
husband and an investigation
was ordered. The woman set
tled the matter promptly by ap
pearing before Judge Davis next
day wich her youthful lover, W.
G. Ashline who secured a mat
riage license and married the
woman. Mrs. Eckert gave her
age as thirty-one while the boy
whom she took to raise says he
is ten years younger. It is be
lieved that Mrs. Eckert is sever
al years older than she stated.
She is said to have several chil
Here is our condensed opinion of tbe
Original Laxative Cough Syrup: "Near
ly ail other cough syrups are constipat
no opiates. Conforms to the National
Pure Food and Drug Law. Sold by
MoCor Co., Druggist*,
Bovey-Shute Lumber CO
Where you get the most of the best for the leas \.
P. B. ANDERSON, Agent, MINOT, N. D.
Arrives from St. Paul via Crookston and
Grand Forks from all intermediate points.
For all points west to Spokane.
LaFollette to Speak in Minot.
Manager Bacon of the Opera
House is making an effort to se
cure U. S. Senator LaFollette to
speak in the Opera House next
April. The people of Minot are
responding liberally to Mr. Bac
on's call for money, and its more
than likely that the Senator will
give the people one of his plain
talks, which puts the fear into
the hearts of crooked politicians.
Ship or bring your hides
and furs to the
HIDE & FUR CO.
and save from
15 to 2S par cant
by selling your bides and
furs to us. Vou will al
ways dot tl( full market
Write for aur prlM Mat.
We send tags free of charge.
Fair dealing and honest treatment onr motto
Feldman & Baker
siotirtst Minot, N. D.
Your stomach churns and digests the
food you eat and if foul, or torpid, or
out of order, your whole system suffers
from blood poison. Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea keeps you well. 35 cents,
Tea pr Tablets. McCor & Co., Drug
Guarantees fair treatment to
all and invites your patronage.
and want your Prescrip
tions filled according to
the Doctors order, then
bring them to us!
3 Registered Pharmacists
to take care of you.
...We Guaraitee Satisfaction...
Yours to please,
MINOT DRUG COMPANY,
Lap Robes Light Harness
Fly Sheets Strap Work
Sweat Pads Suit Cases
all at prices that will please you
Repairing promptly and neatly done
R. W. DuVall, Minot, N. D.
Motel Morrill Block:
ABE GORDON H. GORDON
IF YOU WANT MONEY I
I COME TO
You can have what you need on gold, diamonds or
We always buy and sell second hand clothing.
Clothing cleaned, repaired and pressed.
Shoes repaired while you wait.
Come and see us. We are always willing to help you.
Don't forget the location
-138 West PI rat Street
A UNION SHOP IN THE UNION HOTEL BLOCK,
Minot, North Dakota.
is just the stuff for the little ones.
Wholesome and Nourishing.
Made ky Baker* ef Btpertoece
Wke Make tt Rlgkt I
We Want Your Business
Drop in ami inspect oar large stock of
Harness and Saddlery
F. W. ROACH
MINOT, N. D.