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THE WARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT
Published Every Thursday
C. F. TRUAX, Publisher 6. D. COLCORD, Editor
Entered June 18, 1909, as Second-Class Matter, Postofflce.
Minot, N. D. Act of Congress of March 3.1879.
MINOT, N. D., THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1907.
LOOK IT UP.
Sam Clark, the funnv little muck-raker who
was hired by Geo. W. Wilson some time ago to
take charge of the local end of the Reporter,
had another of his usual brain storms Sunday
iiiorivim? which leads the lodependeut to believe
that if Sam had happened to be a base ball
player instead of an editor, he is just the kind
of a iellow who would run clear around the dia
mond on a foul. Now, as a matter of fact, the
Independent never insinuated that the Inde
pendent believed that the Reporter was chtw-gr
ing too much for printing the commissioners'
proceedings. On the other hand in last week's
Independent, we said that we were not sn sure
but that the Reporter had figured the proceed
Will Bro. Clark take the trouble to look the
matter up? The Independent two weeks ago
did state that one of the commissioneis stated
to the Independent that the Reporter had
charged double for publishing commissioners
proceedings, and that the commissioners were
to take an action to recover the money.
Clark stopped the Independent editor" on the
street and stated that it would not be neces
sary for the commissioners to go to the trouble
to start an action, but that if the states attor
ney rendered an opinion that the Reporter was
not entitle^ to the amount paid to that paper
lor th^ publication of the proceedings since the
first of the year, he Jwould return all the money
that had been overpaid. The state's attorney
informed the Independent that he believed the
Reporter had charged double for the proceed
ings. Right or wrong, he may be. Now Bro.
Clark, will you be as good as your word? The
Independent rather hopes that the Reporter's
way of figuring is correct for we believe that the
charges are none too high, providing that the
law can be construed properly. The law is not
plain and we believe that the matter should be
settled by the supreme court once and for all.
Isn't he an ainusina: fellow, this callow youth
Dog-in-the-Manger Cl^rk who is sore because
three or four years ago the Independent
happened to publish an abstract of
votes for Ward county and was paid for the
same at legal rates? The Independent was ex
ceedingly careful at the time to get the amount
exactly right, so besides getting the opinion of
the state's attorney, got the opinion of the
State Printing Expert, Plumley, also the opin
ion of the Grand Forks Herald and Walker
Brbs. & Hardy, all of whom figured the bill ex
actly as did the Independent and the county
The Independent besides wishing to be fair
and square with the countv, thot perhaps some
Jack-in-the-Box would bob up some day, hence
our exceedingly great caution. Mr. Clark at
tempted to charge at exactly the same rate as
the Independent did in the abstract of votes for
the last election, but the commissioners cut his
bill down. Now he is trying to make the tax
payers believe that the Independent has some
of their money.
The Reporter certainly cannot censure the In
dependent for doing a thing that the Reporter
tried to do, and failed. We believe that the Re
porter ought to have been paid its original bill
for publishing the abstract of votes for it is
ri^iit. For pity's sake, Bro. Clark, we hopfeyou
not sore because we got what was coming
to in, and you didn't. Come around and we'll
•111 ie a two-for and perhaps we can put you
n^xr to our method of "defrauding" the tax
DIVERSIFY YOUR FARM.
This isoue of the seasons that the North Da
kota fnimer will have to be contented with a
short t.-nij) of wheat. The season has been too
backward and help too scarce to permit the
planting of a larg acreage without extending
seeding so late into the season that the grain
woti'd not have sufficient time to ripen without
taking the chance of it getting caught with
frost late in the ripening season. The result is
that many will summerfallow a part of their
land this year that they would not otherwise
have done. The season p. esents an excellent
opportunity to the farmer who is diversifying
and is raising stock. Instead of summer fal
lowing it has been proven by tests that a crop
of corn raised on land increases its productive
ness the following year far beyond the old meth
od of turning it over along in the summer and
letting it lie idle. This corn of course would
not mature but if cut green and placed in a. wilo
it makes the very finest kind of feed, especially
lor milch cows and neat cattle during the wiu
By this method of farming there would be a
a constant revenue coming in all the year and
instead of running our creamery four or five
months during the summer and fall it could be
kept going nearly if not the entire twelve
months in the year. If the farmers ever hope
to bring the price of wheat up to the standard
price of a dollar a bushel they will have to raise
less acres of it and devote their time to other
methods and kinds of farm production and this
aeems an ideal spring to start the change.
ESTRAY LAW AMENDED.
The estray law was somewhat amended by the
last legislature. The law now provides that any
person taking up an estray shall within ten days
thereafter advertise the same in the nearest
paper in the county, and shall also within ten
days file with the county auditor a description of
the animal, and shall also mail to the commis
sioner of agriculture and labor at Bismarck a
true copy of the advertisement by registered
mail. The receipt of the registered letter to
gether with the proof of publication must then
be filed with the county auditor. The person
taking up such estray shall then notify some jus
tice of the peace of the county, whose duty it
shall be to immediately choose one disinterested
freeholder as appraiser, the party taking up the
estray shall choose a second and the two thus
chosen a third, and the three shall then fix the
value of the animal. If the board shall appraise
the estray as worthless, it shall be destroyed by
the party taking it up. The board of appraisers
shall act without compensation. Better clip this
out and paste it in your house for future
SET THEM OUT.
The planting of trees over all the treeless por
tions of this prairie country is a patriotic duty.
Where a tree cau be grown, elms, maples and
box elders along the highways, willows in the
sag holes, trees on all rough lands bordering
all streams, let them be planted. Trees modify
and temper the extremes of climate and break
the force of the winds—the hot winds of the sum
mer and the storms of winter.
They check the evaporation of moisture from
the soil and increase the humidity of the atmos
phere. Every foot of the farm available with
out interfering with the proper handling of the
land should be used for the culture of trees.—
SAY TAXES WILL BE LOWER.
Oue of the Minot city assessors stated that
he actually believed that taxes would be lower
in Minot the coming year than they were this
year. He stated that that portion of Minot
lying in Harrison township was being assessed
and this alone will bring in several thousand
dollars in taxes which heretofore we have never
Two of the largest tax payers in the county
reside in Minot. C. H. Parker paid the highest
taxes in the county, over $3000, while Peter
Ehr came in a close second with $2700
The assessors are endeavoring to make a fair
assessment for all who own property here and
want to see that all get justice.
CHANGE IN POSTAL RATES.
An amendment has recently been made to the
postal agreement between the United States and
Canada, whereby commencing May 8, the post
age applicable to second matter in each country
addressed for delivery in the other shall le one
cent for each four ounces or fraction thereof,
but where several papers are sent to the same
office in the same package the postage may be
affixed to the package as a whole and the indi
vidual papers therein contained will be properly
forwarded. This will practically increase the
price which publishers will have to pay cn pa
pers from Canada from 1 cent per pound to 1
cent per copy, as very few of them are sent in
COME, GENTLE SPRING.
The Mount Morris Index man is on his last
ton. He writes!:
••Come spring, with the entrancing glory of all
thy golden stars, come with the tinted beauty
of all thy heavenly flowers, come with the magic
dancing light of blazing, silvery suns. Oh, min
gle the odorous breath of a thousand and flow
ery hillsides with the'silvery mist of a thousand
weeping vales. Give us the pebbly music of ten
thousand rippling rills."
Ten thousand! Why, shucks, we say 12,500!
And as for the thousand flowery hillsides we are
prepared to throw in 250 extra hillsides and
never feel it.
NO SUNDAY PAPERS.
The Canadian law under which the sale of
Sunday newspapers may be punished with a
fine of $250 or two months' imprisonment has
gone into effect. There are fully 20,000 Ameri
can newspapers sold in the Dominion on Sun
day, it is claimed, and this trade is now entire
ly wiped out. Even express companies are for
bidden to carry any newspapers into Canada
on Sunday which are presumably for sale on
SHOULD BE REMEDIED.
Here is something that is not right and will
not be remedied until a national law is perfect
ed. A man may order paint from a mail order
house, and it matters not if the house sends
him mud. A dealer in paint in North Dakota
dares not sell anything but the pure stuff, of
course the local paint dealer cannot compete in
price with the mail order house, but he gener
ally beats the house in values.
Certainly spring! Come at once, with the en
trancing glory of the stars if it can be secured
if not, just come anyhow and let the stars go to
blazes, trail along behind and appear when
they get good and ready. Flowers, of course,
we must have if we have to contribute our wives'
last year's hats. Anyhow, come on spring, and
we will see that the flowers are provided in
some way.—A. J. R. in Minneapolis Journal.
A GOOD SUGGESTION.
The Fargo Forum suggests that the trip of
General Kuroki, the famous Japanese warrior,
across our continent, will have a salutary effect
regarding the possibilities of that country ever
trying to lick the United States. After the
general sees the size of the country he will no
doubt be able to offer expert evidence against
the feasibility of the plan.
NOTICE FOR BIDS
Bids will be received by the school board of
Roosevelt school district No. 58, op to May 15th,
1007, for furniture and fixtures for three school
bouses. Special meeting held at J. M. Streep
er's on May 15 to consider bids. Board reserves
the right to reject any or all bids. Bids receiv
ed by J. Streeper, Sawyer, N. Dale,
4-18-5-0 Mamie Neumann, Dist. Clerk.
State of North Dakota, 1 in District
fss Court, Eighth
County of Ward. Judicial District
Mrs. Fred Toole, also called
Elizabeth Toole, Plaintiff,
John W. Tilby and all other
persons unknown having or Summons,
claiming any interest in the
land described in the com
plaint, and their unknown
STATE OP NORTH DAKOTA TO THE
ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS.
You are hereby summoned to answer the
complaint of the plaintiff in the above entitled
action and to serve a copy of your answer
thereto upon the subscribers at their offce i-i
the City of Minot. Ward County, N. D.. within
thirty days after the servicc of this summons
upon vou exclusive ot the day of such service,
in case you fail to so appear or answer,
judgment will be taken against you for the re
lief demanded in the complaint, which com
plaint will be filed in the office of the Clerk of
the District court. Ward county. North Dako
withhin thirty days from the date hereof.
this 8th day of April 1907.
LESTJEITK & BKADFOHD.
Attorneys for Plaintiff, Office and postoffice
ss. Minot, N D. 4-11-5-16
On May 6th, 1907, there came to my place,
the swM of Sec. 18, Township 156, Range 84,
the following described horres: 1 dark bay
horse, with halter, weight 1300. about 6 years
old right hind foot white: 1 bay horse, weight
about 1400, about 7 years old. white stripe on
forehead aud white nose, had on nearly new
leather halter, has been worked 1 dark bay
horse about 8 years old. weight about 600,
branded L2on left shoulder, "gentle" 1 dark
brown mare, old and poor, weight about 1000,
white spot on forehead, left hind foot white,
old collar Galls on shoulders. Owner required
to come and take property and pay damages.
C. W. Green,
H. F. D. No. 2.
5. 9. 5. 23 Burlington, N. D.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the matter of the estate of John F. Cooper,
Notice is hereby given by the undersigned,
Allan N. Cooper, administrator of the estate
of John P. Cooper, late of the City of Minot. in
the Coun.y of Ward, and State of North Da
kota, deceased, to the creditors of, and all
all persons having claims against, said de
ceased, to exhibit them with the necessary
vouchers, within four months after the first
publication of this notice, to said administra
tor, at his cffice in the town of Lansfurd in
Dated April 20th. A. D. 1907.
5-9-5-30 Allan N. Cooper. Administrator.
NOTICE FOR BIDS
Notice is hereby «iven that sealed bids will
be received for the cons ruction of 2 school
in Burt school district No. 128. on
the N. W. corner of Section 8, and the other
N. W. corner of N. E. section 2(5 both in
T. 154 R. 84, Bids to be received up to June
8th, 1907, at 2 p. m., and mil-1 be made separate
ly. A certified check or bond of $100.00 must
acco*pauy each bid.
Flans and specifications will be on file at
residence of clerk, and at Meyer Lumber Co.'s
office. Des Lacs, N. D., and also at office of
Puperintendeut of Schools E. Q. W arren, Minot.
Buildings to be completed Aug. 1st. 19C7.
Bids to be opened at Sommers' School house,
s. e. ccr. Sec. 16, T. 154, R. 84, June 8th, 1907, at
2 p. m.
The Board r»serves the right to reject any
or all bids
Addr*ss all communication* to the clerk.
is the best thing
we have to offer.
ments are of
this basis only,
do we solicit
H. J. Herzog.
5-9-5-30 Dridy P. O., N. Dak.
There is an opening o! the new
townsite of Blaisdell on the Great
Northern Railway, forty miles
west of Minot
FOR A PHYSICIAN,
FOR A DRUG ST TIE,
FOR POOL ROOMS.
For farther information in
re of a is
at Minot, N. D., or H. R. bt*tot
Townsite Agent 8* Blaisdell
N. D. 27tf-9
Get your expert work
SECOND NATIONAL BANK, MINOT, N. D.
tomobile supplies from the Mi
not Machine Shop and Supply
Co. 4-1 ltf.
Notice of Dissolution.
Notice is hereby given that the part
nership heretofore existing under the
firm name of Leuthauser & Lorge has
been dissolved by mutual consent, and
the business will be continued by J. B.
Lorge. All accounts will be collected
by Mr. Lorge, who will also pay all bills.
May 4, 1907. Herman Leuthauser,
9-t3-p J. B. Lorge.
Grant S. Youmans, Room 7,
Blaisdell-Bird block, Minot, N.
D., loans money before proof is
made, in small amounts, to
homesteaders. Write to him, or
call on him.
Try GRANT S. YOUMANS who
makes FARM LOANS and BUYS
LAND. Office Rooms 7 and 8
(up stairs) Blaisdell-Bird Blk.,
Minot, N. D.
Artists have no trouble in securing
models. The famous beauties have dis
carded corsets and have become models
in face and form since taking Hollister'a
Rocky Moantain Tea. 35 cents, Tea or
Tablets. MOCOT A Co.
CHOICE FARM LANDS
IN MINOT LAND DISTRICT.
We own and control a large acreage of the best land in the
Northwest for Grain, Stock or Combination Farming at prices
within the reach of any man of Moderate Means and on terms
that cannot be duplicated elsewhere.
We offer some choice allotments of Western Canada Farm
Land at prices that are right.
You can make no better investment anywhere at this time
than in Northwestern Farm Lands. They are sure to increase
rapidly to several times their present market value.
For prices, terms and other information, call on or address:
MINOT REALTY COMPANY,
Room 12, Lee Block
We always handle the best and
largest line of Meats in the City
Phone orders delivered prompt
Gilroy & Hetherton
H. A. HURD
Department of the'Interior, United States
Land Office, Minot, North Dakota. Mar. 29.1907.
A sufficient contest affidavit having been
filed in this office by Anton Klungtvedt,contest
ant, against homestead entry No. 20959, made
March 23, 1903, for the wH, swK. section 5,
and eH se&. section 6, township 154 n., range
8E w., 5th p. ID., by Nathalia Fribertr. Contestee,
in which it is alleged that said Nathalia Fri
berg, said contestee, lias wholly abandoned
said tract and' changed his residence there
from (or more than six months since
making said entry and next prior to the
date hereof that he has not established a resi
dence thereon that said tract remains in its
natural state, wholly abandoned and unimprov
ed and that said alleged absence from che
said land was not due to his employment in the
army, navy or marine corps of the United States
as a private soldier, officer, seaman or marine
during the war with Spain, or during any other
war in 'which the United States may be en
gaged, and said parties are hereby notified to
appear, respond and offer evidence touching
said allegation at 10 o'clock a. m., on May 31,
1907, before the Register and Receiver at the
United States Land Office in Minot, North
The said contestant having. In a proper affi
davit, filed April 6, 1907, set forth facts which
show that after due diligence personal service
of this notice can not be made, it is herebjr or
dered and directed that such notice be given
by due and proper publication.
Contractor and Builder of Brick, Cement and
Frame Buildings. I solicit all classes of work in
my line and guarantee satisfaction. For refer
ences let me cite you to the 500 or more modern
homes I have erected in Minot.
I am prepared to do all kinds uf job
work in my shop on short notice
S MINOT, NORTH DAKOTA. $
L. D. MCQAHAH. Register.
Thomas E. •ligard,
I A: tj. for Contestant.
Minot. N. D. 4-11-5-16
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Department of ibe Interior Land Office at
Minot. N. M.r.h 26.1907.
Notice is hereby given that Christian 4.
Fjeld of Minot, N. D., has filed notice of his In
tention to aake aal 1
ve-year proof in rap
port of hiselaia. vis: Hoaestetd
iijifB'ifiijiijiiw I i' -.iTirtftefSj
Our recent published state
ment is so gratifying that we
beg to call your attention to
it also to ask that you note
the handsome increase of
deposits during the past year.
MINOT, N. D.
I am now located in my large new bakery building on
Ramstad street which has been fitted with the latest im
provements, necessary for the turning out of breads and
pastries of the best kinds in the shortest time. Send in
your orders. We can supply you and with prices that are
I buy my flour, several carloads at a time, get the best
that the market affords and can therefore quote right
Besides, I can turn out work right on time, deliver it
to you when you want it.
—O— GIVE ME A TRIAL IP YOU ARE NOT ALREADY A CUSTOMER
THE MINOT BAKERY
HENRY AUSLANDER, Prop. AllOT, IN.
Valley Meat Market
7815. made Jnne 8. 1901, for the swM Section.
11, Township 153 N, Rauge 83 W, and that said
proof will be made before Register and Receiv
er at Minot, N. D., on June 7,1907.
He names the following witnesses to pjwe
his continuous residence upon, and cultivation
of, the land, viz: M. O. Hulberer, Knute
Renden, Ole K, Fjeld, Tom L. Hegle all of
Minot, N. D,
4-11-5-16 L. D. MOGAHAN. Resists..
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
Department of 'be Interior, Land Office at
Minot. N. April 5.1907.
Notice Is hereoy given that Benjamin 6.
Turner of Minot. N. D., has filed notice of h1»
intention to make final commuted proof in sup
port of his claim viz: Homestead Entry No.
38344, made Feb. 13.1906. for the ett nwJ4. lot*
1 and 2. Section 30. Township 155 N,, Range 83
W., and that said proof will be made before
Register and Receiver at Minot, N. D.. June 25.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon, and cultivation
of, the land, viz: L. M. Davis. Ole Jensen
Otto Jensen, Jobs Bradley all of Minot. N. D,
4-25-5-90 L. D. McGahan. Register,
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