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Special to The Independent.
Alfred Thorson, a prominent
resident of Epping, a station lo
cated twenty miles east of Wil
liston in Williams county, killed
his sweetheart. Miss Emma Wii
lard, a handsome young woman
eighteen years of age, then turn
ed the smoking revolver against
his temple ann blew his brains
out. The tragedy was enacted
at the home of the young wo
man's parents at about two
o'clock in the afternoon of last
Monday, a short distance from
.Epping. Thorson, wtio was thr
ty-two years of age, had been
keeping company withtheyoung
woman and it is believed that
thev had been engaged.
Thorson was engaged the
livery business at Wheelock until
about two years ago and during
the past winter had been visiting
his parents in Minnesota. Miss
Wiilard had also been away, and
returned last winter from a visit
to her former home in Indiana.
Alfred Thorson Kills Sweetheart, Miss Emma
Wiilard Near Epping—Became Insane
Over Love Affair-Yoifng Woman was
Thorson and Miss Wiilard had
not been on the best, of terms of
late and when Thorson heard
that Miss Wiilard was to return
rom Indiana, he remarked that
III in Mother's Bedroom.
came back, he would kill
Thorson visited the W illard
home Monday prepared to carry
-out his threat, and found nu one
Recently a local talent company
on a play, A Family Affair, clearing
$117 for the boys. Pat Carney is man
ager of the team. Earl Barrington,
the well known theatrical man, with
Crows, will twirll the ball for the team
The Mouse river overflowed near
today, flooding five acres
of one man's oats field. The river has
been rising at the rate of five inches
A Weekly Talk With
Several weeks ago I asked the Farmers who wished
to sell their Farm to List with me. Many filled
out the blank and, while I have a large
List of Farms for Sale, I want more.
I have men in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and other States who are
Hustling to get buyers for farms in North Dakota. I must have the
Farms in order to supply them. ,• •,. ah
If you wish to sell your farm and will list it at a Reasonable Price, till
out the blank on this page, sign and mail to me and I will find a buyer
the same time, place
A. W. Tracy,
Office under Postoffice. Phone No. 93
Both died instantly. The bul
let entered the young woman's
mouth and passed out at the
back of her neck. One of the
sons of Mr. Williard immediately
notified the authorities at Ep
ping. Thorson's body was ta
ken after the inquest to the un
dertaker's at Epping and has
been shipped to Minnesota for
Thorson was a man of cons'd
erable wealth, and was consider
ed a fine fellow by all who knew
bim. He had a homestead eight
miles north of Epping and had
$3000 in the bank.
The young woman's father is
a stone mason and was at work
in Williston at the time of the
tragedy. The funeral of Miss
Wiilard was held Wednesday,
burial taking place at Epping.
Messrs. M. C. Bromagtine and
F. E. Tennant were at Tolley
and McKVnnev and intermediate
territory last Friday soliciting
for the Lewis Mutual Telephone
Co., and report jrood success.
The MeKinney people are anx
ious for communication with the
neighboring countrv and like
the°Lewis system.—-Tjllev inr
"The Land Man."
I°want you to know that I am trying Every day to place some one in
a change in location, I want to help you, and, at
Good Farmer in your Home.
If von are thinking? of moving into the City, write or come and see
me. I have a Large List of Minot City property at a Reasonable Price
LET US GET ACQUAINTED ANYHOW!
HERE ARE A FEW BARGAINS FOR THE FARMER
WHO WISHES TO COME TO OUR CITY
19 Room House, Steam Heated and Modern throughout, Well-finished,
Good Cellar and Well, Good Barn and Buggy Shed, 3 Lots. Price $5000.00,
§2000.00 Cash, Balance to suit Purchaser.
11 Room all modern House with 3 lots, Corner 5th and Ramstad St.
Rents for $60.00 a month. Price $7000.00, $3000.00 Cash, Balance in
Monthly or Yearly Payments.
6 Lots, 54x216 ft., each in Charlebois Addition to Minot. Price
One Lot on Valley St., 50x200. Price $300.00. $100.00 Cash, Bal
ance in Monthly payments.
on Valley St., 50x200. Price $350.00.
9 room Hou3e with 3 large Lots on North Side, One Block from
White's Ice Cream Factory. A Snap.
home except the girl and her
new bora babe besides her
mother and several small child
ren. The girl was ill in her
mother's bed room, where the
The mother did not realize
that Thorson was about to take
her daughter's life until after the
first shot rang out. She entered
the room just in time to see the
frenzied man pla^e the gun to bis
own head and as the shot tore
thru his brain, he fell over back
wards on the mother and tnbe,
nearly suffocating the child
"THE LAND MAN."
MINOT. NORTH DAKOTA
plated Pliers, the
Cookie and Dough
Tea Kettle, Enamel
Large Mix Spoon
22 CmUbar Rifle
will shoot 22
ebort, long or
extra long. Just
the thing to kill
and lots of fun
For one day only
May 25) I will
give each purchas
er of the above
Rifle at $3.50. 6
boxes of 22 calibre
cartridges, to use
ia this rifle, abso
lutely free and oo
provided he or she
brings in a copy of
I 2-ft Rule 7c
Diston 8d 26 in. Saw 91.75
CHAS. W. WEBER'S
Popular Priced Hardware Store.
Mss. J. Everseraft of Dogd
is tin guest of her uncln. Dr.
Amount $ Net price
Terms of sale
When You Buy
With the name
Oil Paint Co.
on the can
You know you are re
ceiving a PAINT that is
Best for the purpose, is
and conforms fully with the
North Dakota Pure Paint Law.
Why not buy the best?
It coats no more!
and the first and
most important of
all man's desire
while carrying on
his daily vocation,
in it -the children
are raised and the
foundation of all
thingj are placed.
on your walls so
that ou may be
sure that health
and sanitary rules
have been ob
MINOT, N. D.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. (Jeske from
Towner visited friends in this
The Land Man's Farm List
Number of Acres Section No Township No Range No
County of State of North Dakota Number of acres cultivated
Number of acres unfit for cultivation Number of acres prairie Number
o? acres timber Number of acres pasture Number of acres meadow
Description of house, size stories addition stories. Description
of barn: size..... addition Granary Other improvements
Dis. to school miles Church miles Co. seat.
miles Nearest town, name No. of miles..
Incumbrance Amount $ By whom held
When due Rate of Interest
When can it be paid Are buildings insured.
A. W. Tracy is hereby appointed my exclusive agent for the sale of the prem
ises described above for the sum of $ or such greater sum as
he can procure, he to receive as commission the sum of five per cent and the
amount the premises sell for in excess of the sum stated. This appointment shall
be in force for sixty days from date, and thereafter, until he receives from me
ten days' notice in writing. He is authorized to make contract for the sale of
the premises and when he does so, I will furnish Abstract showing perfect title
in me, except incumbrance as stated above.
And on the day of sale I will pay all taxes and interest then due or accrued,
and will make, execute, acknowledge and deliver to the purchaser, a good and
sufficient Warranty Deed in which my spouse will join. He agrees to advertise
for sale and if I sell the premises he shall be entitled to 10 per cent of the above
Dated this day of 190...
A corps of institute instruc
tors will be composed largely of
men of national reputation, and
in many respects it will bj the
largest and most capable list of
practical farm instructors ever
gathered in the state. The sub
jects that will be discussed will
be varied and will cover every
practical problem and question
that is of any interest to the
stockmen and grain growers
of this section.
The great benefit derived by
the farmers and stockmen who
attend these gatherings can not
be overestimated, and every
farmer should so arrange his
work that he can be in attend
ance at these
the two days.
In connection with the insti
tute the North Dakota Stock
Breeders' association will hold
their annual sale of thorobred
Short Horn cattle, announce
ment of which is made elsewhere
Leland Makes Improvements.
H. A. Hurd returned from the
Twin Cities where he purchased
fourteen car loads of building
material. Mr. Hurd has begun
important improv- ments at the
Leland hotel that will cost $
000. The rear nf the hotel will
be raised to three stories, and
heavy galvanized cornice will be
placed about the whole building.
A handsome electric light will
be placed at the corner of the
structure. The basement is
being enlarged and the bakery
will be located therein. The din
ing room and the kitcheu will be
enlarged. The Leland hotel will
ht second to none west of the
Twin Cities when these improve
ments are made.
Corn for sale, uOc per bushel,
at Farmers' Elevator.
Loca,e your ,ar,n 00 ,his p,at
Farmers Should Not
Plan Your Work so You Can Attend the
Big Institute in June and Take in the.
Sale of Shorthorn Cattler= Minot
Will Entertain You Well
in this issue in an advertisement.
This sale will undoubtedly at
tract wide attention among the
stockmen all over the state, as
well as the farmers who antici
pate going into stock raising,
and will attract buyer* from all
over this portion of the state.
The business men of the citv
will no doubt co-operate in mak
ing this farmers' gathering a
successful one, and it is antici
pated that the merchants jf the
city will make special arrange
ments for special discount sales
on different classes of articles for
both the home and the farm dur
the two days.
Farmers evprywhere should
note the date, .June 14 and 15.
Ample accommodations will
he accorded all who attend.
Those who have the matter iu
charge will do everythina: possi
ble to make it both pleasant and
profitable. Circulars announc
ing the gathering will besentout
during the wrek.
Goes to Find Lost Son.
Hearing nothing from her son.
Horace, who disappeared from a
sheep ranch in New Mexico more
than two years ago, Mrs. ,1 T.
Louderbeck. wife of a Lynch
farmer, left Minot for the south
west Tuesday where she will
spend several weeks in search of
some word from her lost boy.
Horace, if living, is 24 years of
age now, and since tie disappear
ed the mother has not had a
DeWitt's Carbolized Witch Hazel
Salve does not merely heal on the sur
face: ic penetrates the pores and prompt
ly relieves pain, caused bv boils, burns,
scalds, cuts and skin diseases. It is es
pecially pood for piles. Beware of imi
ations. Sold by MCCOY A- Co.
Mrs. Hobart of St. Lwnis is the
guest of Dr. and Mrs. Kerniott.