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VOLUME6. NUMBER 8
RALPH HEUSTUS IS SHOT
Ralph Heustis, an electrician,
who formerly made his home in
Minot with his mother, on Valley
street, was shot thro the right
lung in Boyd's shooting gallery
in Williston Saturday about
noon and is in a serious if not
precarious condition at this
Ralph was doing some wiring
at the gallery at the time of the
shooting, and was pierced by a
bullet from a 22 calibre rifle
which may or may not have
glanced. The young man was
taken at once to the office- of a
surgeon where the bullet was re
moved and the patient made as
comfortable as possible. His
mother went to Williston Satur
day night as soon as she learned
TO HONOR SOLDIERS DEAD
Memorial Day to Be Observed in
Fitting Manner in Minot—Un
usually Good Program Ar
ranged for Next Thursday—
Opening Prayer Rev.' Mr.
Former Minot Young Man Accidently Shot in
Boyd's Shooting Gallery in Williston—
Was Doing Some Electrical Wiring.
Parade in the Forenoon.
Memorial Day will be observed
in a fitting manner next Thurs
day. At 9:30 a procession will
form at the opera house and
march to the cemetery where the
graves of the soldiers will be
decorated. The line of march
will consist of the school 'chil
dren, the (soldiers, Company
and the Woman's Relief Corps,
the City band will head the pro
In the afternoon at 2 o'clock
the following program will be
renderedat ttie opera houae:
Presentation of the Flag*—Mrs.
H. E. Wheeler.
Bad Fire at Leland Put Out
A fire occurred in the third
story of the Leland hotel Sun
day night but war» put out by
the local employes before more
than lOO worth of damage was
done. A rocking chair was burn
ed almost to a crisp and a new
rug destroyed. New flooring will
have to be* put in the room and
it will need to be calcimined.
Montgomery & Co., who had the
building insured have adjusted
the loss satisfactorily.
Stallion Injures Geo. Blocker.
Geo. Blocker from northeast of
thia city, was kicked by a stal
lion on the left arm Monday
morning, dislocating one of the
bones and breaking the other
He is at the hospital. U« will
be unable to do any work for a
A Holiness convention will be
held at Surrey, May 27, 28 and
29, by Revs. .Lyman and Brough
assisted by Rev. C. A. Thomp
son of Granville. Ministers and
workers of all denominations are
invited to be present. Three
meetings will be held each day at
10 a. ru., 2 and 8 p. m.
Pleased and fi
of the accident and will remain
with him until there is a change
the better when he will be
brot home, if his condition will
A report from there Sunday af
ternoon stated that Ralph was
resting easily, but had two bad
spells. He is strapped to a large
board by his shoulders and is
not permitted to lie down.
Ralph i* a young man 24
years of age and popular with
everyone. He went to Williston
about six months ago where he
worked up a big business. He is
a hustler in his profession and
was rapidly forging his way to
the front. He is a nephew of Ex
County Commissioner A. V.
Fined for Beating Machine
Richard Klimple, of Sawyer,
was fined $20 and costs, amount
ing in all to
says six or eight fellows jumped
onto himself|and partner. Tread
well received a terrible blow in
the eye, badly disfiguring that
member, and says some one
kicked him in the back. His lip
was cat Nelson was struck over
Miss Eva AflcGlynn Married.
Miss Eva McGlvnn and Geo. B.
Dougherty of Ross were married
in the Catholic church in Minot
May 15, at an early hour, Rev.
Jos. Raith officiating. J. A. Mc
Glynn of Ross and Miss Libbie
Dougherty of Lakota, acted as
groomsman and bridesmaid.
They returned to Ross that
day where they are occupying a
new cottage built by the groom.
The groom is a prosperous
business man of Ross, owning a
pool hall. The bride has taught
for several years in the county.
She is a young woman of fine
character and many lovely at
tainments. It will be remem
bered that she was one of the
contestants in the Independent's
piano contest, more than a year
ago, making an enviable run.
A1 Simpkins and Toad Pennock,
two of Minot's popular phar
macists, drove to Sawyer Sun
day behind a fractious team. In
A. L. BRUSH,
i&iitZh&L ii**iK rT'''''1"'''r'V'liii" ffirihy
at?sing around .a corner the
went so fast that the bug
gy box was thrown off and the
drivers were quite badly injured.
Al's arm was Ihrown out of
joint and Toad plowed up
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S. Tread well and one Nelson,two
representatives of the J. Case
Threshing Co. who were sent to
the Klimple farm to recover a
threshing machine sold last year.
The case was called yesterday
afternoon before Judge Murray
in the city hall and was tried be
fore a jury.
Albert Klimple bought a $3,
threshing machine last sea
son, representing that he had a
quarter of land unincumbered, so
the agents say. This land was
transferred over into his moth'
er's name, and the Case people
were able to tie up only about
of Klimple's money. The
agents went to the Kli-nple home
Saturday for the money, security
or theng, and Klimple said they
would have to take the msiachine.
This, they did, and when they got
enal fe*t of good old Sawyer sod
with his nose, which was almost
broken. The horses were caught
b»fore much damage was done.
We are in a poeifcio* to fit out
the young man, the middle a#ed'
man, the woman, miss or child
from head to feet, with the latest^
v«i!-t of every cla^s of good«»tfR
ive not one oM piece ol^T
or old garment in thd
Ererything braad new.
vies are the latent. Frank
^t. Bkkey received orders I
headquarters to equip Cr
flveaart m«&, asaktaf a
SUES 6. N. FOR $18,000.
Tagus Woman Wants Big Dam
ages From Unlucky Railroad
for the Death of Her Husband
Who Was Drowned Last Fall
in a Deep Reservoir.
Olive M. Summers, of Tagus,
is bringing suit against the Great
Northern for $18,000. On Oct.
4 of last year her husband, John
Summers, was drowned in a
deep reservoir at that place. The
reservoir at the time had no pro
tection around it, but sin^e a
fence was built around the lake.
Summers was trying to stop his
runaway horses, but they fol
lowed a road that led to the res
ervoir and soon went into deep
water. The water is shallow
about the edge, but out a dis
tance goes down almost perpen
dicular twenty feet or more. Mrs.
Summers in her complaint states
that she is left with five small
childaen and the father was the
BULL THROWS BOY
INTO MOUSE RIVER.
Maddened Critter Picks Webb
Kimball, a Thirteen-Year-Old
Boy up on Its Horns and
Tosses Him Into the Turbu
lent Stream—Narrow Escape
Webb, the thirteen-year-old
Mr. Kimball brot the bull in
from the country and knowing
the anidaal's dispbsilion. warned
the boy to have a care. The lad
was endeavoring to fasten a ro
about the'buirs neck, -when $he
maddened critter brot its head
around sideways, trying tohook
the boy in the faee. Mot succeed
ing in doing this, the bull hinged
at the boy and threw him fairly
into the air fully ten feet.
Tbe boy is a little sore from
hie experience but not seriously
Killed by Lightning.
Miss Bridget Lynch, a young
OF TRAMPS'-Opera House. Friday, May 24-^-Full of Jolly, Rollicking Fun--A Funny Story with a Moral
Kimball, was at
tacked by an angry bull Sunday
afternoon and thrown high in
the air, into the river back ofthe
house which at that place was,
thirty feet deep. Thefather hap
pened to be nearby and fished
the lad out, or he would have
years of age, living
with her sister, Mrs. Martin KIo,
sell, at Tioga, was struck by
lightning during a terrific thun
der storm Monday ni* ht and in
stantly killed. The woman was
washing the supper dishes when
she waft! struck.
room wire shocked.
Others in the
was broken and she was badly
burned. This is the worst storm
that has visited Tioga as far as
any one knows, and altho much
damage was done the rain will
help the growing crops.
WAKTED—Young man to set type.
Must be competent.
5-23t3 Ambrose, N. D.
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FOR THE BRIDES.
A store full of attractive thinrrs in all lines at all prices,
but of one standard ol quality—THE BEST.
The newest patterns. All the best things of the lead
ing manufacturers are in our line—fancy and staple ar
tides, flat and hollow ware. $JQ.OO upwards.
MINOT WOMAN WILLED
Mrs. Pringle to Receive Large
Sum From a Wealthy Dead
Relative in Scotland—Money
Will Soon be Sent to Her.
Mrs. Pringle received the glad
news that she has besn left a. for
tune of 10,000 pounds, equal to
more than $48,000, by her uncle
who died in Scotland recently.
Mrs. Pringle will receive the
money just as soon as the will is
The lucky woman has lived in
Minot for a good many years.
Some years ago her husband
wad nearly killed in a cyclone
which struck the southern part
of Minot and he died within a
few years. She has two sons and
a daughter. Mrs. Pringle is
highly pleased over the good
Skeleton Found at Palermo.
skeleton was found near
Palermo last week on the Lars
Hollicum farm. It was that of a
human being, and the fact that it
wad very close to the surface of
the earth makes the case look
A lOtpound son was born to
Mr ana Mrs. 0. F. Truax Sun
day aftirnbon. Editor Nelson
of the Cahdo Democrat and Ed
itor De LaBere of the Sheldon
Progress needn't act so high
toned. There are other newspa
per men in the state, and don't
you forget it. Of course he's go
ing to be a winner with the girls,
and if De LeBere's gill grows up
half as good looking as her dad,
Nelson's boy will have to use all
his Scotch-Dutch-Norwegian in
genuity to be in the race at all.
A. V. Swanson has a man out
on his farm in McKinley town
ship pntting in over a hundred
acres of oats and millet mixed.
He first sows the millet, shallow,
and afterwards sows the oats at
a greater depth. When this mix
ture grows and just before the
oats are ripe, it will be cut and
baled with a hay baler. Mr.
Swanson always gets three tons
of the feed to the acre which is a
mighty fine crop.
Sheriff Lee returned home from
West Baden, Ind., where he was
several weeks recuperating. He
is feeling much better.
combining baautf and inability, are the kind
HAND PAINTED CHINA.
Strictly hand painted on Haviland blanks.
VASES, PLATES, FANCY DISHES AND COMPLETE SETS.
W. H. REIGHART,
THE EXCLUSIVE JEWELER.
HEADQUARTERS FOR WEDDING GIFTS.
MINOT, WARD COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 33, 1907 SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 PER ANNUM
tin match box,
and one or two trinkets
makes it appear as tho the skele
to is that of a man. Perhaps in
the early days some foul murder
was committed and the remains
buried in a shallow grave.
A Good Concern.
An Independent reporter visit
ed the Minot Cigar, factory and
was really surprised at the way
things were moving. Ten men
were at work making Jean Barts,
which are being burnt up all over
the Northwest at a fearful rate.
This is one of the concerns that
assist in pushing Minot
steadily tathe front. We want
att I such factories as this, busi
that give employment to
The funeral of the venerable
John Druey who diedathishome
on Third Avenue was held Sat
urday morning from the Catho
lic church, Father Raith officiat
ing. A squad from Co. D. ac
companied by Capt. Blakey,
marched to the church thence to
the Catholic cemetery, where a
salute was fired ovei the grave.
The ceremony was most im
pressive. The deceased was an
old soldier, having fought in the
Civil war. He was about sixty
five years of age and came to
this state about a year ago, to
visit hia children and remained
until his death. The deceased
leaves the following children:
Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Baldwin and
Mrs. Lundy, Minot Mrs. Fred
Hockspier and Mrs.Frank Hayes
of Sawyer and Miss Lucy Druey,
Thousands of Fish Speared.
B. G. Turner, who is holding
down a bonanza farmstead out
near the big bridge, tells of some
fun fishing in Gasmann coulee
where thousands of fish have
gone up witn the high
water. Many people spend
evenings at the place with
torches and spear big pickerel,
suckers and pike. Mr Turner
alone caught 102 in one evening.
Lay Corner Stone June I.
The corner stone of the new
Masonic Temple will be laid on
June 1, and Grand Master Grant
S. Hager and other Masonic cel
ebrities will be here.
CORRECTED EVERY "•HOKSDAY
wheat, No. 1 Northern.. 90c
wheat No 3 83c
Durum," 1 62c
Flax, 1 1109
2 _.._1 07
white Oats 40c
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AN OLD SOLDIER IS GONE
The Venerable John Druey Passes Away at
His Home in This City Saturday Morn
ing===He Was an Old Soldier and
a Wealthy Farmer.
OUR PRIVATE SALESROOM IS MAKING A
DECIDED HIT. WE WANT MORE PEOPLE
TO KNOW ABOUT IT.
In this department we show various lines of
goods, such as articles in the rubber line and sick
Patrons of this department have the opportuni
ty of selecting anything they wish without feeling
that they are constantly being watched by hangers
around whom their purchases do not concern.
These salesrooms are to be found in the far east,
but there are none in this section of the country.
This is probably due to the fact that the average
drug 9tore is busy with other parts of the business
out&ide of the legitimate drug business and cannot
give their time and space to trouble with making it
convenient for their customers.
We are the only exclusive druggists in the city.
Our only specialty is our soda fountain where per
fect soda is dispensed. This is in the hands of a
competent dispenser and does not require the serv
ices of the drug clerks.
WE INVITE YOCI TO CALL AND VISIT OUR PRIVATE
SALESROOM NOT TO BUY NECESSARILY, BIT
TO IM PRESS UPON YOUTH!-] FACT THAT
WE ARB MAKING TRADING AT
THE PUBLIC A PLEASURE.
The Public Drug Co.
Minot, N. D.
who lives in this city with her
mother Mrs. LillieSmith, Iirock
111. Mrs. S. E. Bailey, Cogswell,
N. D, Mrs. Melvin Davis, of Flan
dreau, S. D. and .John, who re
sides at Sawyer.
John Druey was born atFrank
fort, Germany, in 1842, and
came to America when a boy,
settling in New Y®rk state. In
1862 he enlisted in Co. G. 29th
Wis. Inf., and served three years,
being honorably discharged.
A year later he married Miss
Margaiet Hickey and for two
years following farmed at Eyo
ta, Minn. He then located at
Chatfield, Minn., where he re
mained until 1878, when he
moved to South Dakota. He
became very wealthy at farming
and a number of years ago re
tired from hard work.
The Independent is glad to
note the fact that Martin Stigen,
the young man who was thought
to have been killed in the Bart
lett wreck, has turned up safe
and sound after two weeks' sus
pense on the part of his mother
and other friends and relatives.
Martin intended boarding the
Oriental Limited but changed his
mmd and went to the eastern
part of the state to visit his rel
atives a few days. He is now at
the home of his uncle near this
Bill Snyder, the big good na
tured Teutonic farmer from up
the Mouse, was in the city Satur*
day, Bill says its a shame that
so much good beer has to be de*
stroyed. Rb suggests that the
farmer be given an opportunity
of assisting in its destruction
and manifested his willingness to
taking home a good sized jag
himself. Altho Bill would like
to see North Dakota a license
state, he believes that Gov,
Burke is enforcing the prohibi
tion law about right.