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When the city pit Bowbells had
'•ukmitted itg case in the Burke comi
ty seat fight, Judge Templeton held
Hut unless t}ie Lignite aupportera
could produce evidence aufflclent to
dtoproTe the evidence aubmitted by
'Bowbellat that he would. deny the
Bowfbell* showed that while the
polling places in Burke county bad
been established by the Ward county
commlsslonera. that the election was
held In many precincts in places not
designated as polling places. The
oounty commissioners of Burke coun
ty failed to establish new .polling
places. Judge Templeton held that
the vote in these precincts was ille
gal and he would not direct the can
vassing board to canvass the votes in
the precincts In question.
Lignite was not prepared with evi
dence to refute tSie claims of Bow
bells, and the court gave Lignite until
Feb. 2 to produce their evidence. If
it is not forthcoming by that time, the
proceedings will be dismissed.
In the meantime Lignite will start
a contest on the election. WMle
Bowbells won tSie first honors In the
tegal battle, Lignite will continue the
light. A majority of the votes cast
Burke county gave Lignite a ma
jority of 107 if Lignite can force the
counting of the entire vote as cast,
Bowbells will be forced to give up
the county seat. Lignite supporters
are confident that In the contest pro
ceedings it will be an easy matter to
secure a canvass of the complete vote
of the county, and that the same will
be declared legal.
In the meantime Bowbells holds
the county seat, and it will be some
time before th» battle Is ended.
THEIR 25TH WEDDING ANNIVER
A large number of the neighbors
and other friends of Mr. and Mrs. A.
E. Toffelmire gathered at their home
east of Surrey, Dec. 14, and spent the
afternoon and evening in a very
pleasant mannsr. It was Jost twenty
••e years ago that day that the cou
ple were wed.
Bountiful refreshments were served
and during the evening, dancing was
enjoyed. The couple were recipients
a large number of valuable and
tMtal presents, testimonials of the
esteem with which they are Mid by
tfcetr many friends.
SURREY MAN HAS FINE SEED
E. H. Ray Has
est Kind of Seed for Ssle—Was
Grown by C. F. Eaton and Averaged
B. H. Ray, the Surrey elevator man,
was a caller at the Independent office
Wednesday and showed us a sample
of the wheat which was raised on the
C. F. Eaton farm Just east of that
place last season. The wheat aver
aged 21 bushels to the acre, and ine
•feed 1s the product of growing wheat
lour times consecutively on new ianu.
It Is free from weeds and will no
doubt all remain in that locality for
seed. Mr. Ray has 2,800 bushels of
It He reports that others in t!»at
MtgftfhMtood have good seed for sale.
B. F. Barber, a Norwich farmer,
was a caller at the Independent of
•ee WedneedXy. Mr. Baifeer did well
with bis crop last season. His wheat
averaged 7 bushels, flax 8 bushels ana
oats 12. He had 50 acres of flax,
which ibrot him in a nice lot of money.
A representative of the Independent
spent a few hours at Burlington the
other night, and we were' truly sur
prised at the spirit of progress that
has ibeen manifested by our husKy
nel bihg.oerlltttBk4flukfla sv&.D
Artlhur LeSueur: "Those who miss
ed the Socialist address by Mr. Drake
st the Lyceum Sunday, mlased one of
th every beat things that has been
given in Mlnot during the present
year. Mr. Drake la one of the
greatest speakers In the United
States, I should say."
Oapt Person, Co. D. wants thirty
recruits, to complete its roster. Many
of ear members have left the dty.
8ergaant Kimball: "It is a surpris
ing fact, but notwithstanding the cry
of hard times, there are very few
robberies. The ©ity has gotten rid of
moat of tfie tough element"
H. M. Bouroey of Tssker has gone
to Diamond, S. D., to spend the wln-
POttT GRADUATE! COURSE.
Dr. Hard away leaves tomorrow for
Chicago, where he will spend a month
taking post graduate work. The doc
tor will be home about Jan. IS, and in
the meantime Us offloe will remain
P. A. White, who has Just made
arrangements to represent the Inde
pendent, tells of an experienoe he
the other night, while driving his
faithful horse thru the hills between
Tioga and White Earth. The coulees
were deep with snow and soon the
horse became tired out. Mr. White
saw that he could go no further with
his sleigh, so unhitched the horse
about nine o'clock and started oui
looking for a habitation. It happen
ed that none of the houses in that
neighborhood were occupied and af
ter walking thru the deep snow for
six hours, he came to a basement
barn, without doors, at the ranch of
Doc Adams, where he found shelter,
such as It was till morning. During
the night, he frequently sat down in
the snow to rest, and had to fight
hard to ward off sleep, which wou.u
surely have meant death to him. The
fact that he has a robust constitu
tion, is no doubt the only reason that
he now lives to tell the thrilling ex
perience he had. About nine o'clock
the next morning he found the farm
home of Ed. Trovan, live miles north
of White Earth, where he was given
food, and there he obtained rest. Dur
ing his many hours of tramping in
the snow, he led his horse. That
night, his sleigh was found by some
of the farmers of that neighborhood
and Martin Anderson piloted him to
H. Z. Mitchell, formerly managing
editor of the Mlnot Optic, and Guy.
M. Humphreys, who has been con
nected with the Reporter for several
years, have gone to Devils Lake,
where they will manage the new pa
per which has been established there
by a company of the business men
The name of the newspaper will be the
World, and the first edition is ex
pected to swear next week. The pa
per will ibe a weekly in the beginning
tho in time It may be converted into
a daily or a tri-weekly.
Devils Lake is an exoellent fieio
for a paper of this kind, and the boys
will have the backing of the best men
of that city.
A fine new plant, Including a type
setting machine has been bought ac.d
the boys are expected to get our a
first class paper.
Mr. Mitchell, the editor of the nev
paper, has done very efficient work
on the Minot Optic, while Mr. Hum
phreys is one of the best mechanical
men in the state.
Dr. E. J. Walsh received a wolf
hound recently, a present from T. B.
Dawson, of La Moure, N. D. The
hound has a wonderful record, having
killed fourteen wolves last spring.
The doctor expects to do some hunt
ing with the dog in this part of the
Dr. Walsh has an operating tabi*.
at the Scofleld livery ham which he
constructed himself. 19MM axe but
a few of the kind and the doctor is
Justly proud of his handiwork. The
table is padded so that there is no
danger of injuring a horse when plac
ing the animal on it The horse cm
be strapped to the table which tilts
up, and can then he gently polled
over on its side.
An effort is being made by the Com
mercial club of Burlington to secure
a farmers' institute sometime during
the winter. iSupt. Hoverstad ha"
promised the little city a date if he
can possibly find the way. So many
places have made applications that
the time of the institute workers i?
taken up quite largely already.
Karl Stoudt, Ralph Foot and W. O.
Poole, three of Mlnot's young men
who are going to be lawyera after a
while, arrived from the university of
the state and are spending the holi
days with the folks
John J. Coyle returned from Wash
bum last week, where he Is Interest
ed in a number of osses. Mr. Coyle
will go back in January, where he
has an unusually large criminal cal
Clam shells, 11.15 per 100 lbs. at
Roell Hardware Co.
The county superintendent is busy
correcting 1,500 examination papers
of the 8th grade pupils of the county.
LOST—Two English setter dogs,
black and white, with tan marks on
face. Notify Dr. 1. J. Walsh, Mi
WANT CAMPBELL TO COME.
President Sherman of the Ctonuner?
«lal club, Is making an effort to inter
est a number of other Commercial
clubs of the state, in geting the dry
farming expert, Mr. Campbell, to come
up thru the state to deliver a series
of addresses on the subject of dry
farming. (Mlnot is willing to meet Mr.
Campbell's price, $100 and expenses,
and so is Rugby. Next.
ROUND HOUSE AT BURLINGTON.
A Soo official stopped at Burlington
recently and inspected the town. In
formation was given out that the Sou
was thin!king of building a round
house at that place, where there is
plenty of room, and the people ol
that little city are considerably work
ed uip over the report. The Burling
tonites are very optimistic and they
are after everything in sight that will
make their town better.
Roy Leighton, son of Aitty, Leigh
ton, was badly injured Friday, while
coasting down the Ramstad avenue
hill. He lost control of his sled and
bumped into a telephone pole. J'oi
a' time he was unconscious and h's
condition seemed serious. He Is get
ting better, however.
We are glad to see our old friend
Col. Scarlett back at his office, after
quite a siege from Illness. The col
onel is game and it takes more than a
bad case of grippe to down him for
any length of time.
Eggs are' retailing at SO cents a
dozen, are you getting any of this
money? You can by feeding oyster
shells and bone meal. Oyster shell
are .35 per 100 Kb. sack. Bone meal
Is |2.00 for a 50 lb. Sack, at the Roell
Hardware Co., Minot, N. D.
Harry Edwards reports that sever
al of WB horses have been running
out, night and day all winter long.
They are in fine condition. Tn the
east, the farmer wBo Tets his stock
run out in the winter, could not ex
pect them to pull thru till spring.
The Russian assault case which has
been on trial in county court most of
the present week, went to the jur.
N. C. Smith, a former constabla,
was charged with assault and battery,
his alleged victim being the wife of
John Sandbor, a Max farmer.
At the time of the trouble, It
claimed that Smith was not a consta
bleat all, hat he had moved to Dong
las,. wheTe he was elected assessor.
The trouble occurred last January.
A. E. Miller, formally In business
in Minot, was visiting friends in Mi
not this week. He will be located at
Tacoma, Wash.,- this winter, and
the spring will go to Canada, where
he has a claim. He spent a year a*
Swift Current, Can., where he has
A jolly sleighing party Journeyed
to Burlington Wednesday evening to
attend the Wallace-Lindsay nuptials.
There were Just nineteen in th?
sleigh. The Mlnot people who attend
ed the wedding, nearly fifty In num
ber returned early next morning, the
Soo very kindly consenting to
stop No. 160 for them.
Jens Cbristianson and John John
ston, representing Portal township,
and B. R. Domreso, representing Kel
ler township, were tn .the dty the lat
ter part of last week, acting aa wit
nessea in the ease «f Lignite vs. Bow
Cut out and Mail this roupon
Kindly tend your illustrated (older
tree, and tell me bow to ma'-e money
There are different ways of investing
money but, suppose, two men,
Five years ago one bought a wheat farm of 320
acres in the Palouse country, the best wheat land
in the world, and paid $50 an acre, and the other
bought an apple orchard for $500 an acre, which
do you suppose to-day is worth the most
An apple grower claims that he, on 5 acres of land,
can make more ready money than any wheat grower
in the United States on 320 and with less trouble and
all the modern conveniences, and I can prove to you
that on 5 acres of fruitland was taken more money
net tham a section ever produced.*
is what Hood River, Wenatchee, and other parts of
Spokane. Valley were four years ago. The only dif
ference—you are close to a big city you have excel
lent transportation you have a fine, mild climate
you have the best soil and a safe crop your water is
free, no cost to keep same up and we clear the land,
plant to orchard and take entire care of same for 4
years—and the price is low
$112.50 in Cash and Monthly or Yearly Payments
makes you an owner of 5 acres
All Land Advances to $500 per Acre
January 1st, 1911
5 YEARS Deferred Payment
J. B. von LINDE!
at the Office of
Lyman Land Co.
MINOT, N. D.