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THE WARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT
Published Every Thursday
t. F. TRVM, Mllihr 1.1. COLCORD, Hltir
Kntered June. 18, 1901. Beeond-Claas Matter. Postofflce, Minot. N. D.
Aet of Congreaa of March 3.1879
MINOT, N. D., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1906.
The forthcoming issue of the magazine published by the Agri
cultural Department ol the state will be wholly devoted to Ward
county and its cities, giving views of the best buildings in the
county, representing the different towns and a complete discussion
of the agricultural, mineral and stock resources of the entire
county. There will be probably not less than from fifty to seventy
five pages in this write-up, and it has been under the management
of the Commercial Club of this city, the work being done by J. M.
Devine, L. D. McGahan and J. S. Murphy. It seems to the Inde
pendent that land men and business men in Minot and other por
uiMTiur tions of the county, should write to Hon.
AGRICULTURIST S MA6AZINE \\r. C. Gilbreath at Bismarck. It would
be getting the best write-up of the entire county that has yet ap
peared including the best line of views and at a very low price. The
publication of this pamphlet including half tones, will probably
cost the state from $1,200 to $1,500, for the 5,000 copies which
the first edition will include. The Commercial Club of this city will
probably have these pamphlets for sale at the very low price of
seven cents per copy The Independent suggests that all. of the
business men of Ward county tate advantage of this opportunity
and distribute^them among friends and prospective land buyer?.
Twenty years ago there were hardly 40,000 people in the entire
state of North Dakota. Today there are HALF A MILLION and
at the rate that settlers ere coming in, by 1915 we will have a
population of MORE than a MILLION. Notwithstanding the
great increase in population, there are ONE HUNDRED and FOUR
acres to every man woman and child in North Dakota. There is
still seme free land left in ^he western part of the state, but its
hard to locate. Five years ago when the writer came to this state
one could get plenty of land within ten or twelve miles of Minot.
Many of the old settlers did not consider the land worth anything,
viau itnriT except for grazing, and dozens of
INCREASE IN POPULATION 6REAT people who would have spent $14
for filing, $15 for a shack, and 25 cents for some crackers and
sardines, and taken the trouble to sleep one night in the shack and
eat one or two meals—that was about the way homesteads were
proved up in former days—could now have land worth four or five
thousand dollars a quarter, according to where they selected it.
But they have let the stranger from the far east- step in and pick
the plums up from right under their feet, and today they nave
not used their rights.
Joe M. Chappie in National Magazine: "If vou ask me what I
love and admire most in North Dakota, I will say it is the people.
In every city and country village alike, may be found sterling
worth, vigor and abounding vitality—the sort of people who have
gone out to wrest a living with their hands from the naked soil,
mure urn ncnni who have the vivacity of the old 'tumbleweed,"
LOVES HER PEOPLE that bounds and leaps across the wind-swept
prairies, and yet the solidity and pluck of the trees of their home
state, which, in order to withstand the sweeping winds, must be
rooted firmly and deeply. These are the people who are making a
brilliant success of the dairy farms so frequently met with through
out the state."
The National Magazine, edited by Joe Mitchell Chappie, is es
pecially interesting to Forth Dakota readers for November. Mr.
Chappie twenty or more years ago edited a small paper at Grand
Rapids, N. D." He held down a North Dakota homestead and
when the hard times
INTERESTING READING assisted himself and wife to leave the state.
Mr. Chappie has prospered in Boston where his magazine is
printed, for he is getting out one of the best up-to-date magazines
printed in the county. He tells the story of his early days in this
state and in an interesting manner.
As an index to its agricultural and industrial shipments, the
fact is cited that while Nortn Dakota does not have a city exceed
ing 18,000, yet it has fully forty shipping points on one line, whose
freight receipts each exceed $100,000 a year. This indicates how
FORTY SHIPPIN6 POINTS g^ace it is impossible to describe in detail
the many natural advantages which North Dakota presents. To
her vase resources, innumerable opportunities, and her
wonderful agricultural, industrial and commercial development, a
big volume would be required.
It begins to look as tho the day of the farmers will soon be at
hand. The American Society of Equity, the farmers'organization,
embodying a membership of OVER A MILLION, and represent
ing more than one tenth of the population of the entire country,
North Dakota is piling up wealth in a remarkable degree. It
is no longer a land of mortgages. The mortgages have^been paid
and now the older farmers nave money in the bank. In 1900 the
state had only twenty-seven National Banks with deposits a little
mi im hb lainitm
«obm into line or lose a lot of business.
came on his friends
accumulated. In a limited
has formed an alliance with the
TO USE ONLY UNION MADE 600DS Federation of Labor and has agreed
TO USE ONLY UNION MADE GOODS. In turn, all members of
the Federation are to demand products of the farm bearing only
the stamp of the American Society of Equity. This organization
is well represented in Ward county and is growing very fast.
Prof. Ladd, the state chemist, threatens to resign after the
first of the year unless the legislature appropriates more money to
carry on this great work. Ladd has had but $1400 a year for
TOBCITCNC TIL ICCICI past six years with which to carry on the
THRcAIcIS TO RESIGN work, while men similiar positions in other
states have had $25,000. Ladd has been to an outlay of $5,000
besides his salary. Its up to the state to increase the appropria
tion, for no man in the state is doing so much for the people as
Ladd in making the manufacturers send in only pure foods, and
the right weight and measure at that.
$5,000,000. It now has a hundred Nation-
Banks with deposits aggregating $18,000,000.
There are over three hundred state banks whose deposits exceed
those of the national banks by great odds. In Minot alone, the
deposits in the three banks are more than a million dollars.
The saints be praised. Jim Hill has reduced the freight rates
on the G. N. in Minnesota, North and South
IEII6EB Willi RATES Dakota 20 per cent., the new schedule going
iito elect Iaat Thursday. The 8oi sad Northern Pacific will have
Good light driving buggy for sale. A.
Its almost necessary to go
down 350 feet for good water at
Mrs. J. M. Maxham is erecting
a six room housa on the south
The six elevators at Mohall
have shipped 425,000 bushels of
grain this season and would have
done better but for the car short
The viaduct over the Q. N. is
now in use both for pedestrians
George Juergens, formerly of
Mohall, has sold his property to
the U. S. States Government for
a Federal building, at Devils
Lake, for $10,000.
WASTED—Oats, spelts and barley at
Teutch's feed mill top prices P»»d.
Otf TEUTCH FEE MILL, Minot, N. D.
In every clime its colors are unfurled
Its fame has spread from sea to sea
Be not surprised if in the other world,
You hear of Rocky Mountain Tea.
MCCOY & Co., Druggists.
Jltis reported that the Nor
wegian flag was insulted at Park
River and Gov. Sarles has order
ed an investigation and the of
fender will be dealt with severly.
ESTRAYED—From my home, two geld
ings one 2 years old, black, and one 4
years old with wire cut on left hind foot.
Both had halters on. Liberal reward
for information. Wm. Hoffman, Sawyer,
North Dakota. 11-8-11-22
John Burke, in his home coun
ty, Ramsey, received 1385 votes
to Sarles 404, while in Sarles
home county, Traill, Burke re
ceived 1072 votes while Sarles
got but 534.
Taken as directed, it becomes the
greatest curative agent for the relief of
suffering humanity ever devised. Such
is Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea.
cents, Tea or Tablets. MCCOY & Co.,
Herman Hanson who farms
1400 acres at Turtle Lake, Mc
Lean county, has raised wheat
on his land 33 years in success
ion. His wheat this year aver
aged 16% bushels. He does not
believe that the soil will ever
Last Thurday the extra five
per cent on delinquent real es
tate taxes went into effect, The
penalty for delinquent real es
tate taxes is now 14 per cent. In
less than a month, the collection
of this year's taxes will com
The Presbyterian preacher at
Steele practices muscular Chris
tianity. He held services last
Sunday in the morning, traveled
140 miles and held three more
services during the day and got
home in time for breakfast the
Here is our condensed opinion of the
Original Laxative Cough Syrup: "Near
ly ail other cough syrups are constipat
ing. especially those containing opiates.
Kennedy's Laxative (containing) Honey
and Tar moves the bowels. Contains
no opiates. Conforms to the National
Pure Food and Drug Law. Sold by
MCCOY & Co., Druggists.
Bernard Gilbertsen, a pigger
at Northwood tried to evade the
prohibition law by letting his
customers play poker for the
beer. Each player had to give
up $1 for a stack of chips. Gil
bertsen took the rake off, then
asked each man for 25 cents
worth of chips
to pay for the
J. H. Butt, of Hamlet town
ship, Ward county, chugged up
some of the drill holes and drill
ed in half an acre of corn for
fodder. To his surprise this fall
he found that he had twenty
bushels of corn mostly ripe be
sides a lot of fodder. The corn
fodder will equal a couple of
tons of hay. All from half an
A fine snow fell over the
Northwest generally Thursday
night, and Friday, the storm
lasting more than 24 hours.
Several inches fell which will do
much good in the way of soaking
up the ground when it melts. In
case it remains until spring, it
will prove invaluable in protect
young trees and fruit bushes
from the cold.
I Paulson Rros. & Peterson:
Proprietors of tho
Big Store at Ryder
2 We have a big lin# of stoves and Ranges
which we are selling right. We want
new customers and we are going to have
them if fair dealing and cbeap prices 2
will bring them. 1
(rood sound Western Horses for sale all 2
the rime. Prices and terms to suit the 4
A carload of Sleighs will arrive aoon.
Be sure and see us before yon bay your
2 stove. 2
PIIISM Bras. 4 MM TIFF'
for the FARM HOME
Realizing that the farmers are going to do a lot of buying
after being rewarded with a bumper crop, I have stocked up
extensively in all lines, and am prepared to show a splendid
line of furniture and house furnishings. Traveling men say
I have the best stock from which to select west of Grand
Forks. 1 will appreciate a call from you and if I can't dis
count the mail order houses considering quality and price,
we will each be out our time, and there will be no "kick
coming" from either of us.
L. S. CHAMPINE
Room 1, Scofleld Block
Rates, $1 to $1.25 per day.
Corner 2d and Ramstad Sts.,
one Block West of Soo Depot.
MINOT, N. D.
Ready for Business
In the New Brauer Block
145 S. Main Street.
We are now nicely located in
our new rooms in the new Brauer
block and are prepared to show
you a swell (all and winter line of
grods. We undoubtedly have the
largest line of goods for YOUR in
spection in the Iforthwest.
We will treat you right, make
your clothing in the latest fashion
and guarantee you a PERFECT FIT.
Clothing Mended, Cleaned
I N I N O O A I S
We have them from 70 cent» to $5.00. Beds, $2.50 upwards.
...A FULL LINE OF CARPET8, RUGS, LINOLEUMS, DRAPERIES, ETC
South Main St., Minot, N. D.
Farm and City Loans
No Bonus, ami
Town Lots for Sale.
Lands Bought and Sold.
SEE ME OR WRITE
Minot Tailoring Co.
THE LARGEST AND BEST EQUIPPED 1.00 AND
$1.85 HOTEL IN THE NOETHWEST. POOL BOOM
WITH SOFT DBINK8 IN CONNECTION. SHOET
O&DEB RESTAURANT IN CONNECTION.
Stephen dulaeth, Prop.
All Booms fitted with Steam Heat
and Gas and Electric Light
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 or Tablets. MCCOY & CO., Drug
Farmers, bring in your fresh
butter and eggs, and poultry
to the Metropolitan Cafe, Minot
and receive the highest cash
A cold is much more easily cured when
the bowels are open. Kennedy's Laxa
tive Honey and Tar opens the bowels
and drives the co'd out of the system in
young or old. Sold by PAUL. V. MCCOY
A Co., Druggists.
MONEY TO LOAN
FARM LAND MORTGAGE CO.
CHAS. M. SCOVILLE, Mgr.
New Scofleld Blok. Minot. N.
Need a good cathartic?
Bay a pill like
3 &v-v- 4? W
it re a
A pill is best.
De Witt's Little Early
Risers." About the most reliable on the
market Sold by MCCOY A Co., Drag-
YOURS FOR THE ASKING
EVERY MAN who will come to us to
make his farm loan, this ad. cut out and
brought to us, is worth $10 in cold cash,
towards tne payment of the interest on a $1000
farm loan. On smaller loans, this ad. is worth
an amount in proportion to the amount of the
We always aim to make the loan at lowest rates going,
and in all cases will give you the privilege of paying the
loan at any interest payment date.
If you wish to sell your farm, let us know about it.
SAWYER STATE BANK,
Sawyer, North Dakota.
The McClure Coal Co.
Successors to the Vanderwarker Coal Co.
Miners and Shippers of
DRY LIGNITE COAL
We are now in a position to furnish
you coal cheaper than ever before.
Get our figures.
500 TONS DAILY.
6E0. MCCLURE, Gen'l M'g'r, 7 TASKER, N. D.
TEMPORARY RETAIL OFFICES:
At Bove.y-Shute Lumber Co., Minot, N. 1).
CITY SHOEING SHOP
F. M. HAYNES, Prop.
We are bidding for the good plow work. We have
the only shop in the Northwest which has a plow
lay polisher, and on all our work we provide genu
ine steel points. This is worth considering.
We also give special attention to engine work and
boiler repairing. Flue work on boilers done per
Horse shoeing a specialty. We do scientific horseshoe
ing and guarantee to correct all faults in your horses.
We want your business and expect to get a large por
tion of it by fair means. We will appreciate your patron
age and show our appreciation by good, honest work and
H. A .HURD, We solicit all classes of work in our
phone wo. 197 line. Plans and Specifications fur- "hone no. SM
nished for all classes of buildings.
We are prepared to do all classes
of job work at our shop.
Shop Phone 175.
HURD & MALLORY,
Contractors, Builders and Designers of
Brick, Cement and Frame Buildings.
Opposite Scandinavian House.
If 70a have any Brick Work, Stone Work or plastering to do
W. D. McFARLrANE
will do it lor you, and|guarantee you satisfaction.
P.O.Bos4M. Mm* MS. MINOT,N.D