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K| Your climate and soil is peculiarly
jhvell adapted to the growing of pota
toes. And I understand that you are
going into it on quite a scale. The
North Dakota potatoe is
taat goes onto the market. It is not
only the summer that is favorable,
but also the winter, being cool the
potatoes can be kept In an almost per
fect condition. In tbei south they
can not keep their potatoes for seed
nor can they grow so fine a quality, so
they send north for their seed.
The best kind of soil to grow them
on i» a sandy loam, though they are
being grown with good success on
heavier soils. An important thing to
have In the soil is humus or organic
ljiatter, this helps to loosen up even
a hard soil and it holds moisture ana
In other ways brings aJbout conditions
that the potato likes and neers to do
well. A clover sod is the finest kind
-of ground to grow it on. Lt Is in an
ideal condition. If it is plowed twice,
it will te that much better. It is al
so well to apply manure, but it should
not be applied to the potato crop as
that Is apt to cause scab. Apply it
to the crop grown the year before,
then the manure will' have been work
ed into the soil so as to have none of
its bad effects and at the same time
exert its good effects. Potatoes are
not hard on the ground as they do not
take much out of the soil. The culti
vation given them are the very bmt
for preparing the ground for a crop
-of grain, so that the following crop
will be greatly increased. So that
even if there is no profit in tihe grow
ing of the potatoes, the increase in
the following crop will almost pay
for the work put on potatoes.
The beat way to cut the seed, is
by hand when one has the time. Cut
the pieces to one eye. Plant in rows
three to 3 1-2 feet apart, ten to twelve
Inch©# apart in the row. Before wit
ting, treat the seed with formaldehyde
to kill any scab germs that may be on
them. In treating the seed soak them
for a couple of hours in a solution
made up from one pound of formalde
hyde to 30 gallons of water.
To get rid of the bugs, spraying
with parts green is the best remedy.
The solution can be improved by add
ing some Bordeaux mixture. This
This will make the paris green stick
better and this mixture will kill any
blight that may be floating around In
the air and settling on the leaves.
To improve potatoes, use the hill
row method of selection. Select out
a number of fine potatoes from good
hills. The next year plant these pota
toes where they can be kept by them
selves. Dig these hills with the fork.
When tfaey are all dug, compare the
yield from each hill. Select out the
potatoes from a half dozen hills that
are the best. Save these for planting
next year, a grape basket is good to
use to hold the potatoes from each
hill so as to keep them from getting
mixed. The next year plant a short
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Write or call on us before making your loan
Office 120 W. First St. Minot, N. D.
Commencing at once, the J. B. REED STORAGE & TRANSFER
COMPANY will deliver all express packages outside the regular
express delivery limits at a minimum charge of 15c per package.
This is a system which has been in practice in all the large cities
in the United States, and has given the public the best of satisfac
tion, and we know that it will appeal to the people of Minot living
outside the express limits.
Great Northern Express Company.
Western Express Company.
row from each hill and when digging,
select from the best hill as before.
In this way lt is possible to Improve
the potatoes from year to year.
The best variety £o grow has been
the Early Ohio, this Is a fine potato
and lt is well known on the market.
The Green Mountain did even a little
better than the Early Ohio in some
places this year.
O N E
on land contracts
President and Manager
W. C. PALiMBR.
The Farmers Horse Remedy com
pany ot Milwaukee, iWte., have an
advertisement in Ms issue of the
Independent. Horse owners will do
well to read lt.
Q. What tree besides the willow
makes a good wind break?
Ans. The boxelder is good for this
Q. How much will a good cow re
turn for a dollar's worth of feed?
Ans. At least two dollars.
Q. Why harrow grain?
Ans. It kills weeds and in leaving
the surface soil loose saves, moisture
WHEAT FOR SALE.
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it BaFltagtoe tor «1«. 1 win
and Ant ©on.*, Imt Mrt«l
We also feaadte «•(•, wta. aa4 at*'
kinds of fMd. M. T. Wmf, BarMat
ton. N. D. Wt
STATE OP NORTH DAKOTA,
County of Ward.—as. In County
Court, In the matter of the estate
of Daniel Watts, deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Notice Is hereby given 'by Clark
Hovey, Administrator of the estate
of Daniel Watts, deceased, to tae
creditors of and all persons having
claims against said deceased, to pre
sent them with the necessary vouch
ers, to the said Clark Hovey, per
sonally or at the office of Clark
Hovey, at Minot, North Dakota, with
in four months after the first publi
cation of this notlcs.
Dated this 13th day of December
A. D. 1910.
First publications Decfl 16. 1910.
12 16 t«.
TAKEN UP—At my kome, two miles
south and one-half mile east of
Surrey, a spring cold, big spot in
forehead, one hind foot white. Geo.
C. Fox, Surrey, N. D. 12 1
Fred Kelsche, Linton butcher, was
fined $50 and costs for butchering a
calif from three to five days old and
selling its meat. This was in viola
tion to the state pure food law.
Frank A. Sawyer, one of Mohall's
rural mail carriers, died of Bright's
disease. He was a pioneer In that
Fve prisoners from McHenry county
were taken to the penitentiary last
The women ol' Towner petitioned
Judge Burr to use his influence in put
ting the slot machine out of business
and prohibiting the sale of cigarettes
to minors. The Judge has conferred
with the State's Attorneys and the
machines have been turned to the
Ador Javnager, former sheriff of
McHenry county, was given $1,000
damages against the Great Northern,
because he was ejected from a freight
train. The railway company declared
that the man had no business rldiing
on the freight. E. R. Sinkler of Minot
and A- M. Christianson of Towner
were attorneys for the plaintiff.
At Dickinson, some bad eggs threw
beer bottles through a number of plate
glass windows, causing a loss or
several hundred dollars. The police
men were probably all asleep, for no
one learned of the damage till next
A petition for K. E. heighten wno
hopes ti be appointed Judge of the
Eighth Judical district, taking Goss'
place, has been sent to the Governor.
The federal prisons have a parole
system, so that a prisoner who has
behaved well, may get out after a
third of hill sentence has expired.
Andy Jones' friends want Andy to
be a good old boy so they can get
him out in another year or so. Jones
is the former Ruglby bauker, who was
sentenced to ten years for embeszle
ment. He "has served about a year.
The Ambrose Tribune with sixteen
pages last week, was a hummer.
FLAX CULTURE METHODS.
The department of botany of this
experiment station aims to aid the
farmer in proper methods of flax
cropping in order that he may be bet
ter able to cope with the difficulties
which have beset the flax crop thru
years of careless and indifferent crop
ping. We do this, with the hope that'
the flax crop may not ue totally elim
inated as an agricultural asset.
The experimentr pursued by the
North Dakota experiment station thru
many years have proved that the old
theory that the flax crop is particu
larly detrimental to the chemical fer
tility of the soil Is not true.
The flax plant and the soil in whicn
lt has grown harbors several differ
ent tissue destroying fungus diseases,
which through proper seed selection,
seed bed formation and seed treat
ment can be eliminated to a great de
gree. If such methods are consistent
ly followed out from year to year,
great improvement in yield may be
In order to aid us In our work of
getting information to the farmers we
ask you to send us a list of such far
mers as you would deem interested.
It Is necessary that we have a list
from your section, as we do not wish
to miss any region where we can pos
sibly be of some aid. Now is the time
If you have stored any seed for sale
to farmers send us a ball pound sam
ple and we will test it as noted In
Circular 27. Would you like to have
our regular bulletins on flax culture?
If so send your personal address.
Address this office.
H. L. BOLLEY, Botanist.
Agriculture College, N. Dak.
As am compelled to give up farm
ing, owing to ill health, I will Bell at
public auction at my home, one mile
east and one mile southeast of Logan,
Sec. 20, 154-81, on Wednesday, Jan. 4,
1911, the following described prop
Sale to begin at 11 o'clock sharp.
Frtt Lunch at Noon.
Horses and Mules.
One team of mules, 6 and 7 years
old, weight 2,800 lbs.
One mare, 9 vfears old, weight, 1,
One. mare, 4 years old, weght, 1,
One colt, 7 months old.
Three cows, 4, 5 and
About 40 chickens.
One McCormick binder, 7-foot cut.
One 18 shoe drill.
One Endgate seeder.
One Defiance gang plow, 14 in.
One Moline plow, 16 in., witn
One walking plow.
One two-horse cultivator, Moline.
One McCormick disc.
One harrow and cart.
One Northwestern wagon with box.
Two oneseated buggies.
One six-foot bobsled.
One light bobsled.
One ten-foot hay rake.
One hay rake.
One Champion mower.
One mower attachment.
Three sets work harness.
Two sets single harness.
One steel horn saddle. One grind
stone. Pickaxe. Crowbar, corn shov
el, spade, garden hoes, one pair wool
horse blankets, horse hido robe,
plush robe, two sets fly nets, ham
mers, saws, and other articles too nu
merous to mention.
Household goods: Bed room suite,
2 bed springs, cot, high chair, go-carl,
dining table, stand, Hudson sewing
machine, Great Western incubator,
cook stove, heater, jars, dash chum,
Fancy Box of Suspenders
Fane/ Box Ties
Fancy Box Hose
Shoes—leaders of women's fine
footwear—style leaders and leaders
for comfort and durability. Mayer
eadingr Lady Shoes give a trim and
stylish appearance. They are satisfact
ory for all dress-up occasions, yet durable for general wear,
and have all the qualities of refined footwear.
MAYER LEADING LADY SHOES
of choice leather selected for its quality, strength and suitability for fine
shoes. Tney lit comfortably nnd arc stylish looking. They are high grade
allocs, yet they cost no more than ordinary shoes.
To&e sure you are getting the genuine look for the
Vt-r—Mayer Trade Mark on the sole.
FREii—If you wl!Uenil us the name of a denier who Joes not handle Leading Laily Shoes.
/lend yju tree, postpaid, a beautiful picture of Martha Washington, bl» 15x20.
'Vc "'so riokc f/rworW/r Shoes for Men, Martha Washington Comfort Shoes,
""iZ.1 utishmn Shoes,
dishes, kitchen utensils, 12 lamps, 2
lanterns wash tub and boiler, etc.
Two good cattle dogs.
Terms of Sale.
All sums of $10 and under, cash.
On sums over that amount, time will
be given until Oct. 1, 1911 on ap
proved security, with interest at the
rate of 12 per cent. Ten per cent dis
count for cash on all such sums.
A. F. FINTL.EMAN, Owner.
H. O. Dalen, Auctioneer.
J. L. McKinnon, Clerk.
HENRY BOCK |S THANKFUL.
Henry Bock of Sawyer, who lost
his (home and household goods com
plete in a lire in November, wants
io thank his friends wiho assisted him
kindly act when such misfortune be
bors came to (his rescue and did much
for him. A man appreciates any
kindly act whe nsuch misfortune be
falls him and Mr. Bock is certainly
MRS. JOS. TRUAX DEAD.
Wife of Former Minot Citizen Dies
at Williston After Lingering
Mrs. Joseph Truax died at the Wil
liston hospital Saturday morning of
dropsy. She had been a sufferer from
the disease for several months. Mrs.
We have made Special Preparations this year
for the Christmas Trade, and have a nifty line
of Gifts suitable for Gentlemen. The following
a.re a few of the Articles from our Stock which
are most appropriate for the Christmas Trade:
In addition to the above, our stock is replete
with up-to-the-minute merchandise and contains
everything in Gentlemen's Wearing Apparel.
Our aim has been to make our store the most
complete and up-to-date haberdashery in the
city.'* A visit will convince you that we have
not worked in vain.
BOYER & LINDBER
THE INDEPENDENT PRINTS THE NE\ 3
01'A LIT Y.
Special Merit School Shoes and Mayer Work Shoes.
MAYER BOOT & SHOE CO., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Truax was a daughter of Mrs. C. A.
Johnson and was one of the pioneers
of this country, being well and favor
ably known. She leaves three eh 1
dren and a baby six months old, be
sides tver husband to mourn her de
The funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon at the Methodiflt
church. Rev. Hollett conducting the
Jos. Truax, husband of the deceas
ed, is a brother of C. F. Truax, of the
FOR SALE—Ten tons of hay. See
Joe Fedje, Drady, N. D. 12 21 t.2.
There -will be services at Somer's
school house on Monday, Dec. 26, at
11 o'clock in the forenoon, by Rev.
Synnes of Minot. All are welcome.
WANTED TO TRADE—Land, free
from incumbrance, for city prop
erly. Call on G. S. Youmans. tf
We are sorry to report that Win.
Abraham lost a valuable horse last
Liberty Sunday school will have a
little festival Christmas day, Dec. 25,
at 2 o'clock p. m. All cordially In
Men's Linen Handkerchiefs