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HAVE BEEN APPOINTED
NOW WHICH TOWN WILL BE THE
COUNTY SEAT--HALD DOZEN
PLACES AFTER PLUM
R. D. Johnson of Tolley, Ben Har
vey of Sherwood and Donald Gillia
ule of Glenburn were appointed com
missioners of new Renville county
Wednesday afternoon by GOT. Burke.
As soon as they qualify and organize,
Renville county will be considered
as organized and this may happen at
The reason for the governor's de
lay was on account of the large num
ber of applicants for the appoint
ments. Among thoee who were In
'tiw game were Ben Harvey, Sher
wood John Tolly, CWenburn O. H.
Moon, Sherwood F. J. Dinger, Cal
lahan township Henry Stammen,
Muskego township Ole Person,
Grassland township Reuben D.
Johnson, Tolley Donald M. Gillte
pie, Glenbum and among those who
fc«i 'been candidates hut who with
drew were A. C. Dayton, Gtenlburn
Wm. Clifford, Mohail Peter Cartoon,
and Peter Hines, Tolly, am} Tlhomas
Nugent of Grassland.
The location of the county seat
naturally figured In the fight for
there are a number of towns that
Dope for «Ms honor among which
Me Sherwood, Mob&ll, Grano, Greene,
Ijolley and possibly MksKinney, he
litter named (own fating located off
Bo many eaodtdates there were for
tSe appointment of ooonty commis
•loner, that the governor will hardly
Mine out of the battle unacarred.
Hall Is working hard tor his
town, Greene. He gives
why Greene should
He following arguments:
Qvsene is almost oentrally located In
Greene has railroad fadlttes, Is lo
aned on the Mouse river, a beau
tiful wooded territory, and has an
abundance of line spring water.
Greene is a town sis months old,
yet has a fine bride 'block 50x»0 feet,
with a full basement, a Farmers' ele
vator, bank, lumber yard, restaurant,
general store and blacksmith shop.
Greene is a famous summer resort,
there being campers in the woods
Carpio, Kenmare, Mohail, Lansford,
rare, and Grano.
The other towns are likewise pot
ting up arguments why the new board
should favor them.
„Mohall expects to land te plum.
TELEPHONE MEN IN SE88ION
On In the City—Ad
dresses of Welcome by Le8ueur
The telephone men of the state are
with us this week, attending the an
imal state convention. The meet
Ins was called to order Tuesdav
morning at DollofTs hall. Prealdent
Lafineur, In behalf of the city, wel
comed the visitors and F. L. Sher
man, prealdent of the Commercial
Club welcomed them for the dub.
Both speeches were witty and well
A. M. Baldwin, representing one
the telephone equipment concerns,
1m having a good deal of fan with his
•rinds at tha convention. He baa
a rocking chair to which are attached
aHaotrte wires. AH goes wan until
$Le occupant raises his feet from
4bm floor and then the shock comes,
nwtdemt LaSoaar and others irsM
were given an en
joyable auto ride up the Monad river
Mad Tuesday evening by the busi
nan men. A banquet Wednesday
evening at the Leland waa one of the
pleasing features of the gathering.
W. Boeing, who has extensive
tnteresta at Berthold, ar
rived from Mtnto to look after fast*
THE ROGERS ARE DEPORTED
Four Members of This Family Taken
to Montreal by inspection Officer
and Sheriff—Will Be Sent to Eng.
The inspection officer left Sunday
morning with Mrs. Elizabeth. Rogers,
Annie Rogers and her little daugh
ters, who are being deported from
this country. These people came
from England a year or so ago and
because they have no means of sup
port, and are likely to become county
charges, it was decided to send them
back. Sheriff Sorenson accompanied
the party as far as Montreal.
Mrs. iiilizabeth Rogers is the moth
er of Charlie Rogers, who is in the
county jail doing time for bootleg
ging. Charlie was let out Saturday
to visit with his folks before they
left, but took advantage of his liber
ty and tt Is said,' imbibed too freely
in the cup thait cheers. was plan*
ned to allow him to go with the party
as far as Montreal but he wa® in no
condition to make the journey.
There is a state of turmoil in the
new county of Burke already. The
commissioned".mist't**e a" big' oc
tract of printing to the Farnum Print
then changed their minds and
gave the order to the Grand Forks
Herald. The Herald (had no sooner
started on the work when they re
ceived word that the work would be
let later by bid. The Herald is go
ing right ahead with the work we un
derstand, tho there may be compli
THE MINOT INVESTMENT CO.
At a meeting of the stockholders
of (Minors new land and loan com
pany bald last night at lieSueur*s
office, it w»s decided to name the
new concern "The Mlnot Investment
Co." Incorporation papers b»ve been
forwarded to Bismarck and the com
pany la ready for business. B. H.
Bradford^ the president, has taken
active management of the company
and the prospects for it are bright.
MR8. HOFF GRANTED DIVORCE.
Mrs. J. C. Hoff was granted a di
vorce from her husband on the
groundte of cruel and Inhuman treat
ment. Tlhe defendant In the action
had died counter charges, claiming
desertion. The case has been pend
ing for some time, but Judge GOBS
rendered his decision only this week.
John P. O'Neil, who owns a fine
farm north of the city, is advertising
his place for sale, and expects to
leave soon for Warner, Alta., where
he has filed on land. His sons reside
there. John has been a resident,oft
Ward county for 23 years and Is one
of our best citizens. His many
friends do not like to see him leave.
ROBBED THE PALACE.
The Palace Clothing Store was en
tered by the alley window Friday
night, the thief making way with $S
taken from the cash register, a box
of rings, underwear and glovea. The
loss was not great, but the fellow
took ihig chances. He broke 13te win
dow by throwing a rock thru it. He
had wrapped a doth about the rock
to make leas noise.
MI88 KANE WINS
The many friends of Miss Bessie
Kanet, superintendent oc school of
/Mountrail oounty, wBl be glad to
know that die has won out In her
fight for the nomination in the pri
maries. When the returns were first
in, it appeared that Miss Kane and
her opponent, Miss Duffy, had each
received I0S0 votes, but It waa riwwn
where one woman's vote for Miss
Kane had not bean coantad. Miss
Duffy is talking of contesting the
VOLUME 9, NUMBER 16 MINOT, WARD COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1910
THE INDEPENDENT HAS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ,ANY WEEKLY PAPER IN THE STATE OFFICIAL PAPER OF WARD COUNTY
JOHN BUOYE NOT GUILTY
John Buoye, of Rugby, who was on
trial at Bottineau for the past two
weeks, charged with the murder of
O. C. Rice of Rugby, was found not
guilty Wednesday after the jury had
been out two flours. It is likely
that the case against Pat Meehan,
who was held for the same offense,
will be dismissed.
Buoye claimed that the killing had
been done in self defense. Buoye
was formerly chief of p'ollce at Rug
Plaza Farmer Was in His Wagon
When Death Overtakes H|m
Plaza, N. D., July 19—While driv
ing from Plaza to his home near
here, P. P. Lee died very suddenly.
He was alone at the time but his
team continued on home and wthen
they arrived there his wife discover
ed the dead body lying in the bot
tom of the wagon box. He had been
engaged in working on the road dur
ing the day and had evidently been
overcome 'by the extreme heat.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Putney's little
invain boy died July 8 Funeral at
the house, Tuesday afternoon, July
5, Mt. Prine in charge. The remains
were laid to rest in the cemetery on
the Johnson farm.
Howard King has returned from
C. B. Prince's mother from Iowa
is visiting mm.
Mrs. M. H. Putney has recovered
The camp meeting at Sawyer closed
Win Kllmpel and familv have re
turned from their visit.
Paul Kllmpel and family are back
from Minnesota where they have
Arthur Silman and Miss HI
son took in the camp meeting at
"Dad" Gow says he has a lot of
fine potatoes at his farm east of the
city and will have new potatoes on
the market next week.
Mrs. B. S. Cummings will leave
this week for Morris, Minn., where
flhe will visit her brother, L. C.
Spooner, a prominent member of the
Jos. H. Johnson, the Donnvbrook
banker, was in Mlnot Wednesday.
Mr. Johnson says he has bought a
corn planter, and has made arrange
ments to furnish the seed for forty
acres of corn for his renter to plant
and take care of next season, the
renter to get all of the crop. He be
lieves that be will be money ahead
in the long run by doing this. Not
a bad idea. Other farm owners
might try the experiment.
126 S. MAIN ST.
THE FIRST IN NORTH DAKOTA.
An aviator named Hoxsey in a
Wright machine, made a successful
flight in his airship at the Grand
Forks fair Tuesday. He remained in
the air for fifteen minutes, gaining a
height of about a hundred feet, and
went about the grounds at the rate
of 40 ipiles an hour, cutting ajl sorts
of figures in the air. This was the
first flight of the kind seen in North
COSTS LESS FOR QRADING
It used to cost the county from 28
to 35 cents a cubic yard for grade
work, which is being done from 14 to
19 cents. Fifteen bids were received
for a smah job one day this week,
most of them being from the farm
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Toftner are
enjoying a visit with friends from
Mrs. Ira Stoddard and children re
turned to iMlnot Sjaturdiay after a
short visit at the Tromble home.
Simon Witham met with a bad ac
cident while slacking lime. he lime
exploded and was thrown in his face.
He was immediately taken to the
Mrs. Caley and sons left for Santa
Cruz, Cal., last Saturday where they
will make their future home.
Misses Myrtle Tromfolee and Slgna
Pederson called on Miss Tiac.v Mul
11ns last Sunday.
A bouncing baby boy arrived at
the home of E. Mlkkelson last week.
Mr. C. Christian son and wife vls
lted.at L. Larson's Sunday.
Mr/ (Boss Tromblee made
trip to Burlington last Saturday.
Miss Katharine Larkin, who
taught in Ward county for the
four years, entered the Northwestern
Training School July SO tor a perled
J. H. Dirks and Miss Agnes Hall,
who were married Mondav, were giv
en a charivari that night about twelve
o'clock that nearlp awoke the dead.
The party of merrymakers greeted
the newly married couple with shot
guns, cannon fire crackers and tin
pans galore. For half an hour the
din continued, which could be heard
for miles. Finally Mr. Dirks ap
peared, parted company with a green
back, and quiet once more reigned.
D. D. Sullivan, of Fargo, whose
optical factory Is located in this city,
spent several days here this week,
looking after his business. Mr. Sul
livao has a very fine optical outfit,
all fitted up witn the latest equip
ment. Any kind of a lens, no mat
ter how difficult, can be ground at
The remains of Mrs. E. B. John
son, who died at the Northwestern
hospital, were interred In the
cemetery near the Johnson home
stead near Sawyer Sunday.
There is a Right and a Wrong
Way to Do Everything
You might as well have your jew
elry repaired properly when the
cost is no greater
A good many think that a simple job like putting a
new pin in a brooch can only be done one way, and that
it makes no difference where the work is done.
Next time you have some jewelry to repair, brii it
here and you will see the difference. We take just ae
much pains with a ten-cent job as we would with one
costing as many dollars.
Every article of jewelry left her* to repair is polished
and refiaished like new, and you will be euiprieed at the
transformation of some tf the old pieces of jewelry tbat
you are about ready to throw away.
Minor, N. DAK.
A. A. LITFIN IS DEAD
North Prairie Farmer Dies at Hos
pital from Typhoid Fever—Funer
al From Catholic Church
A. A. Litfin, a well known farmer
living 11 miles of Mlnot, died at the
Northwestern hospital Tuesday even
ing at six o'clock after an illness of
five weeks of typhoid fever. The
funeral will be held Friday from the
Catholic church and the remains in
terred in the Catholic cemetery.
The deceased was 39 years of age
on July 12th, and had lived in Ward
county for the past five years. He
bought a farm north of the city and
came with horses and wagon with
his family from Windom, Minn. He
leaves a wife and five children.
ARRIVED FROM ENGLAND
Donald Gibb from London, Eng.,
arrived In Mlnot Tueeday morning,
and is the guest of his cousin, Mrs.
C. F. Truaj. He will leave in a few
days for the Gibb ranch in Mountfail
county to visit relatives, whom be
has never seen. He expects to make
his home In North Dakota.
Mr. Gibb reports a pleasant Jour
ney across the waters ard believes
that he will like America very much.
L. L. Oeth received a postal card
from his nephew, Wm. Welch, stat
ins that he was in Mlnot for one day
in June, with Gollmar Bros, circue,
but as he was very busy he did not
have time to hunt him up. "Bltlie"
used to live in Mlinot were he has
SHOULDN'T BE TOO SAVING
The Independent understands that
a good many of the farmers are en
deavring to saveflelde grain not bet
ter than others are plowing up. John
Dostert of Lone Tree, an old time
farmer, is plowing up some wheat
that looks fair, but he thinks he ean
better afford to summer fallow the
Kind than take chances on two or
three bushels to the acre.
That love will find a way was dem
onstrated (fliiifce clearly when Miss
Annie Wllgus, the winsome daughter
of Col. and Mrs. Wllgus, slipped
quietly away from her home shortly
before midnight Mondav night to
join the man whom she had promised
to wed, Dan McCauley, the Lexing
ton's popular chef. The story isn't
a long one, but quite romantic. The
bride's parents objected to the mar
riage on account of the youth of their
daughter. Mr. McCauley overcame
this obstacle however, by arranging
for the midnight elopoment. A
hasty flight to the parlors of the Lex
ington hotel, a closed hack contain
ing the minister hurryng to the scene,
the plighted vows, the parents calmly
sleeping thru it all and dreaming of
the manner in which they had
thwarted Dan Cupid, the explanation
later, and the forgiveness, all tend
to make this an Interesting bit of
Rbss, N. D., July 20th, 1910.
NOTICE FOR BIDS.
Notice is hereby given that the
school board of Ross School District
No. 119, Mountrail county, will re
ceive sealed bids for the installation
of a steam heating plant in the Ross,
,fou)r room school building. Such
plant to be of proper size and cape
city to properly heat the entire build
ins la the coldest weather. The
school house la open to inspection Cor
bidders at all tlnies.
Bids wilt be received by the under
signed clerk until two o'clock p. m.,
Saturday, August 18th, 1910. The
school board reserves the right to
reject any or all bids. Bach bid
must be accompanied by a certified
check, payable to the school district,
for $100.00 as a guarantee of good
By order of the school board.
h. L. EVJB, Clerk,
July 21-38 and Aug. S-lt.
SUBSCRIPTION, fl.00 PER ANNUM
THE PARKER SHOWS
ffc COME WITH 30 CARS
TihV»»tfkfiTNrii il H.niinii^i7
WILL BE HERE FOR A WEEK BEGIN
NING MONDAY JULY 25--FIFTEEN
BIG SHOWS INCLUDING THE
TWELVE LION ACT
When the great Parker Shows,
which are to furnish the attractions
for the carnival, under the auspices
of the Commercial Club, for one week
commencing iMonday. July 25, in Ml
not, arrive, they will bring enough
amusement devices and riding fea
tures to equip a city park. When
they are erected and ready for busi
ness it will be more like a Luna park
or a White City, in these clays of
progress it is not necessary to travel
long distances to spend a week or
so at the larger city parks. With the
advent of the Great Parker Shows it
was made possible to bring the city
parks to your very doors. Almost
every known device for the amuse
ment of the public is transported on
««e 'tMrty double length railyway
cars, that are required to transport
this mighty aggregation from' city to
Mr. Con T. Kennedy, general man
ager of the Great Parker Shows, has
spent th) better part of his lite in
the amusement field, and (has made
a study of the wants of the amuse
ment loving public. He sur
rounded himself with a class of shows
and attractions, for this season, that
can not be equalled by any other car
nival company. Mr. Kennedy does
not stop at the expense of an attrac
tion, if he thinks it will please his
patrons. The Tetsuwarit troupe of
Japanese, nine in rnunoer, who are
the feature of the Japanese Village,
ware imported direct from Japan, for
thi# so—on. Tfie Tetsuwari trouipe
come direct rom the Mikado's the
atre where they were the royal enter
tainers. For the trained »nwi
show, Mr. Kennedy imported the two
acts tbat were the sensation of all
Europe. TShe twelve lion act, intro
ducing the largest number of lions
ever presented in one ict, and the
Leopard's Feast, in which six full
grown leopard® ,per form some feats
that are beyond belief, unless seen.
In this act the trainer actually feeds
these ferocious beastB from the naked
hands and lips. These two acta cafe
direct fromSteJlington, Germany, the
home of the famous Hagenbeck.
These two numbers are the hlgbest
priced animal acts in the entire
world. Mr. Kennedy has secured a
suitable feature of merit for each of
the many shows carried by the Great
PERSON HOME FROM PARK
jMinot Banker and Wife With Party
That Spent Six Days in the Yel
lowstone Park—A Fine Trip
Major E. S. Person and wife re
turned Monday from a two months'
tour of the west. They joined a
partv of twenty-one which spent six
days in the National park in Wyom
The major says that on account of
the high altitude, 8,340 feet, the
weather was delightful in the parte.
No automobiles or bicycles are al
lowed in the park, but the horses
are of the very best. The hotel ac
commodations are superb. They
visited every point of interest In the
big park. The park seems to be in
the last stages of volcanic action.
The theory is that one day it was a
huge'volcano and by this action groat
mountains were thrown np.
WATCH YOUR H0U8E8
It would not be surprising at all
if a bunch of thieves would! be In
Mlnot during carnival week. The
crowds will be large, and already it
la gald that men of questionable char
acter are Invading the city. The
officers will be on the watch for any
A fine boy was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Foeeeth Monday.