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THE CHRISTMAS QIPT.
There iB something more
to Chrismas Spirit than the
mere Spirit of Giving. While
the gift should carry a senti
ment of generosity and af
fection, it should also imply
tfroughtfulneae and care In
determining cn that which
shall give bo
til pleasure and
What will be appreciated
more by the wife, the ton,
the daugKler, or other rela
ives. or friend, on Christmas
morning than an account
with 'Ms bank—bhe deposit
entered in one of our little
leather pass books together
with a convenient pocket
size check book In a neat
father cover, all ready for
Or, if you desire to have
the nift take the form of a
more permanent investment,
we will issue a certificate of
deposit bearing five per cent
Interest, or a savings bank
book with the initial deposit
recorded, and accompanied,
if you like, by one of our
handsome Nickle Savings
Ask to be shown one of
these neat little Savings
Banks, and let us explain
how you can get one of
them absolutely free by
opening a savings deposit of
One Dollar, or more.
N I O N
BUY CORN AND FEED THE HOG8.
R. W. Beighle 8ays One Can Make a
Good Thing By Doing This—Was
Learned From Experience.
R. W. Beighle, a prominent farmei
from down Sawyer way, was in Minot
today, disposing of some butchered
hogs. He received ten cents a pound
for the meat. Regarding his bunch Of
flne porkers, Mr. Beighle said: "I had
fifty hogs when I started feeding them
this fall. I was not sure whether it
would pay me to buy corn at 15 osnta
a bushel and feed them or not, but
"xperimented. anyway, and I am glad
TO say that by
feeding $2.00 worth of
corn, I produced $3.00 worth of meat.
Not a bad investment. I did not raise
much feed last season, and it looked
as tho I would have to let my entire
!ot of hogs go, when I thot of buying
some corn, which I did with very sat
isfactory results. Of course, had 1
raised corn, I could have made con
siderable more from my hogs, and
this will do next year."
This has been a very mild winter,
and exceedingly pleasant. We are
getting so well along towards spring,
that every good day shortens up the
winter considerably. The prophecies
made by the students of nature la
the fall, are coming true.
Secretary Ells, who has done a
great deal for the Commercial olu'b,
conceived the idea a* short time ago
that if a dinner could be given once
a month to which every business man
was invited, various topics might ue
discussed, and a more convivial spirit
might b:j engendered among us. That
his plan is a good one was evidenced
by the excellent turnout Wenesday
After an excellent dinner, whicn
was served at 6:30 o'clock, by the la
dies of the Congregational churcn,
President Sherman introduced John
H. Lewis, who has always been close
ly identified with the club. Mr. Lewis
delivered an excellent address on,
What the Commercial Club has done.
'Mr. Lewis was followed by Mr.
Sherman, who spoke on the plans for
tlie future, and what might be ai
complished by the business men of
Minot If they all worked as a unit. Mr.
Sherman's plans were carefully laid
and showed that lie had given the
subject much thot. For one thing, he
WEDDING OF EARL B. WALLACE AND
MISS ELIZABETH LINDSAY AT BUR
LINGTON, WEDN ESDAY, ATTEN DED
BY HALF A HUNDRED FRIENDS
Minot was represented by half a
hundred of her citizens at the wed
ding of Earl B. Wallace and Miss Eliz
abeth Lindsay, which accurred at the
Presbyterian church at Burlington, at
8 o'clock Wednesday evening.
The affair will long he remembercu
as one of the moat auspicious gather
ings of the kind that has ever occur
red in the county.
The beautiful church banked with
potted plants, and profusely ado.-ntd
with decorations of holly, evergreens
and wedding bells, was a bower of
loveliness. At precisely eight o'clock
the groom, accompanied by the offici
ating clergyman, Rev. Mr. Skerrett,
took hie place at the altar and awalt
Ing the coming of the bride. Miss
I Scott at the organ struck up the
strains of a beautiful wedding march
to which the rest of the bridal part-'
marched to the front of the room.
The bride was accompanied by Wm.
Heatherton, Sr., who gave her away,
and the bridal couple were supported
by Mr. E. A. Madson and Miss Cris
ta nza Sorenson. The ring ceremony
was used, which was most beautiful
The bride was elaborately gowned
in a creation of white susine silk with
pearl embroidery. She wore a beau
tlful veil and carried a bouquet o*
bride's roses. She also wore a wreath
lilies of the valley and maiden hair
A. "bonnie lassie" she has ever
I been considered and a more charming
bride never promised to keep the re
quirements of the marriage vows.
The bridesmaid was attired In an ex
quisite gown of white, and carried
'Get-Together Meeting At the Lexington First
Of Its Kind In Minot—Was a Great Success
Addresses ay Sherman and Lewis
The "Get-together* meeting of the
business men at the Lexington hotel
Wednesday evening was attended by
nearly a hundred of the business men
of IMinot, and it was considered a pe
feet success in every way.
believes that real market day ought
to be held. He look# upon the far
mers as a great factor in the' upbuild
ing of any city and he hopes to pei
feet a plan whereby several hundred
of them will become members of our
The county fair matter was brot up,
and all present seemed to be heartily
In favor of continuing the fair even
tho the tax aid was voted down at
the last election.
There were a namibor in attendance
who are not yet members of the club,
but the work of this organization was
shown in such a clear manner that
the membership ought to increase
leaps and bounds.
Secretary Ells announces that a
"smoker" would be held at the Club
rooms, Jan. 4, at which time an ef
fort will be made to clinch several of
the plans that have been advanced
at the previous meetings. The pres
ident will issue a statement soon,
wherein he will Insist on a number of
the old matters being brot to a head
before new plans are to be discussed.
At the smoker, the secretary will
provide an entertainment at 8:1b
•hup, the nature of which he refuses
to divulge, but it Is sure to be worth
After the marriage contract was
signed, the guests proceeded to tae
Burlington opera house, where covers
were laid for one hundred and fifty.
And such a wedding feast as It was!
Burlington has ever been noted for
its hosipltaltty, but this seemed to be
the climax. The service, under the
direction of F. E. Hensel and his ex
cellent corps of assistants, was per
fect. After Rev. Mr. Skerrett had in
voked th? divine blessing the guests
"fell to" and did full justice to tlhe
gorgeous array of delicacies. It
might not be out of place to mention
that Mrs. Wallace, mother of,the
groom, had taken a hand in the prep
aration of the feast and she had per
formed the feat as only Scotch ladles
can. To give the affair the genuine
Scotch tone, an abundance of Scotch
cakes had hen prepared, which were
At the conclusion of the wedding
supper, Toastmaster Wm. Hetherton,
Sr., presided at a program of toasts
that were appapriate and witty in the
extreme. The toastmaster made a
few remarks In which he reviewed
the many good qualities of both the
bride and the groom and he gave them
some fatherly advice.
James Johnson responded to the
toast: "Long Lire the Married Cou
ple." While "Jim"-wa® born in Den
mark, he is a member of the Burns
club, of which the bride and groom
are also members. He wore his
Scotch tie and had the papers in his
possession which prove that he is a
true Soot himself, from the house of
Stuart. His advice to the couple was
good. Responses were given also by
Rev. Mir. Skerrett, J. S. Wallace, fa
ther of the groom, Dr. A. J. McCan
nel, the peer among tellers of good
sitorles. A. D. Scott and Carl B. 'Bacn.
Each of the speakers sallied forth
with some Iblt of advice to the nawly
married couple, which If heeded, will
Insure for them a long, ^prosperous
and contented life of wedded bliss.
During the evening, a program of
music was tendered by Rognlle's or
chestra of Minot. After the tables
had been cleared away, a short, but
unusually interesting program waa
Mr. Hetherton sang two Scotch
"fe'ensa in his inimitable style, "The
Banks and Braes of Bonnie Boon"
eliciting liberal applause. Miss Bes
sie Doloff gave an enjoyable reading.
Wmi. Cousins sang a. very touching
solo and (Misses Hensel and Moon
sang very prettily a duet.
At 11 o'clock dancing began and for
several hours the young people and
some of who are not so young "trip
ped the light fantastic," as Mr. Heth
erton would say. In vain did MY.
Hetherton endeavor to'secure some
one to dance the' Scottish reel with
him, but the fetes decreed that for
this once he should be disappointed.
An account of a wedding of this
kind, would hardly be complete with
out mentioning something concerning
the presents which were received.
ae writer has never seen a mon
beautiful array of presents anywhere
than were displayed there. Among
them were a dozen solid silver spoons,
the gift of the Burns club.
The newly wedded couple are prom
inent in the social circles of Minot
and Burlington. Both are from good
old Scotch stock.
The groom is the youngest son of
Judge and 'Mrs. J. S. Wallace, old
time residents of Burlington. He is
associated wiith his father In the coal
mining industry and is a young man
of steady habits and excellent busi
ness albllity. He's an all round good
fellow and justly popular with his as
sociates. No family, in this section
of the state is held in higher esteem
than the Wallace clan.
The bride is a native of Bonnie
Scotland, having come to America
four years ago. Soon afterwards she
began training for a nurse at the
Northwestern hospital and she show
ed right from the start a natural In
clination for this profession. Miss
Lir^say, the nurse became very popu
lar at once and her services were al*
ways in the greatest demand.
Most of her relatives still reside In
Scotland, where they are prominent
in their various avocations.
The couple will reside at Burlington
where the groom has erected a fine
home. They start out In life with the
brightest of prospects ahead and the
Independent joins their many friends
In wishing them an abundance of
prosperity and a long useful lift
BURLINGTON COAL MINER MEETS
TRAGIC DEATH IN A COULEE NEAR
TASKER—MAN'S BODY FOUND BY
ACCIDENT VICTIM HAD BEEN
Leo Voiten, a Burlington coal min
er, was found dead Wednesday morn
ing one mile this side of Tasker, a
station about fifteen miles up the Soo
from Minot. The discovery of the
man's body, lying in a deep slougto
where he had fallen, was made by ac
cident tby Frank Love, the section
foreman. T%e man had no doubt died
several days before, and death must
have been due to exposure, following
a protracted spree. Voiten had been
In Burlington Friday and started to
walk to Taeker, where he hoped to
secure work at his trade, that of a
coal miner. He was well supplied
with whiskey, for when found, a full
pint bottle of whiskey was found In
his pockets, and besides a half pint
bottle of grape brandy, half full. He
had evidently been drinking, for an
empty half pint bottle which had con.
tined grape brandy, was lying near
The body was found In a sheltered
place among some willows by the sec
tion foreman who was hunting rab
bits. The man lay on his. face, his
head being nearly covered with snow.
His sheep lined overcoat had been
want to thank my many friends for the patronage that they have given me during the past
year which has been one of the best in the history of this establishment, and I want to
say that it will be my aim during the year 1911 to serve you in even a more satisfactory
manner duriug the coming year than ever.
pulled up over hia head, and his
breast was exposed. In case, where
one dieB from exposure, It is a very
common occurrence for the victim
to tear open bis clothing in his last
Judge Murray was notified that the
body had been found and left by auto
for the spot yesterday morning, Jos.
Rowan accompanying him. The body
was not taken from the spot where
it was found until the judge arrived,
when It was placed in the auto and
brot to this city, where it was placed
In Rowan's morgue. As there was no
evidence of fool play at all, no inquest
was deemed necessary, and the body
will be burled In this city tomorrow.
Steve Voiten, a prosperous fanner,
living north of Burlington, saw his
brother alive Thursday afternoon,
when he left his farm, saying he was
going to Burlington to 'look Cor work.
He spent a day In Burlington and the
last man who talked with him was
John Abbott. This was Friday after
noon and Abbott says Voiten was sob
er at the time.
The deceased waa 35 years of age
and single. He was born in Austria,
coming .to America ten years ago,
working for a time in Pennsylvania.
He came to North Dakota six or eight
yean ago, and has since been work
ing in the mines, most of the time.
About a year ago he filed on a claim
near Chester, Mont, but had not prov
ed up his land.
He leaves a brother, Steve Voiten,
and a sister. Mis. LowosJd, wife of a
North Prairie farmer, and besides two
sisters and one brother in Austria.
Volten's real name was Wogtynkie
wis, but fo the sake of convenience,
when coming to America was simpli
fied to Voiten.
WANTED—'Will pay cash for a farm
of 160 or 320 acres. Address S. G.
Gunderson, Minot, N. D. 12 21 tf
wish you Happiness, Health,
and Prosperity for the year 1911,
and take this opportunity to thauk our
friends and customers for their patron
age. it' is greatly appreciated We
shall endeavor to serve you still better
the coming year.
The SECOND NATIONiL BANK
Ask for OBI of Our 1911 Calendars
MISS FESSLER WEDS.
Miss Lillian Fessler, sister of Mrs.
Householder, was united in marriage'
Tuesday at the Householder home in
Eastwood park to E. j. Elstead, a
prominent citizen of Rugby. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. C.
E. Vermilya. The couple have gone
east on their honeymoon and win
travel as far as New York City. They
will be at homo at Rugby after Feb. 1.
HIS FOURTEENTH WELL
C. M. Chrlstenaon, a well known
farmer, living south of Minot, believes
in the old motto: "If at first you
dont succeed, try, try again." "Chris"
tried again and again and fltlll again
fourteen times to find water on bis
farm. He Saa fourteen deep dry wtUs
on the farm, but the other day when
at a depth of 985 feet he Mtruck a
good rain, and Is nw ready for a
Many are enjoying line coasting en
Belyea avenue hill. Tho eoasten
start at the top of the hill and go
clear to the Soo track*. The Ideal
moonlight nights we have been hav
ing, were taken advantage of ay
CORMOTKD KVJtaV TPTJ«?R \Y
Wheat New 96
Flax S 17
WANTED—A chambermaid. Apply
Hotel] Oliver, Logan.
STRAYED From Peter Berget's
place Dec. 9, one bay gelding, 8 yean
old, with halter on, white stripe on
face and wire cut on right front
foot Finder please notify George
J. Hanson, Drady, N. D. 12 15 t«*