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Mayer Hooorbiit Work Shoes
outwear other shoes becausc
they are made from specially
selected, tough and seasoned
leather toes and double rov.s of
Look for Trade
Mirk on the
Made for hard wear, yet not
heavy or clumsy looking. For
strength, wearing quality and
comfort, demand MAYER HON
ORBILT WORK SHOES—you will
get the most for your money.
WARNING—Lock for the Mayer
Trade Mark on the sole—if your
dealer cannot supply you, write to us.
We make Mayer llonorbiltShocs
for men, women and children, in
cluding "Leading Lady" and
"Sp ecial Merit" brands: also
Mayer "Yerma Cushion^,
and "Martha Washing
ton Comfort Shoes."
Boot & Shoe Co.,
(Prof. W. C. Palmer.)
Rvasi&n ttrstle is one of the persist
ent weeds rn a dry year. It has
some merits, however. Feeders, w#o
have made it into hay when green,
bare found that stock like it and that
they do well on it. Prof. E. P. La "id
of the North Dakota Agricultural col
lege analyzed the thistle specimens
that were well grown, but not ripe,
and found they ha4 the following com
Crude Pat ».9«
Crude Protein 18.25
Crude Fiber 85.04
N-free Extract 32.07
Practically the same as alfalfa.
On farms and on city homes. We also
invite savings anH checking accounts
GRANT S. YOUMANS, Mgr.
Savings Deposit Bank
accounts for the good results tfi&t
feeders have secured to feeding Rus
sian thistle hay.
The Russian thistle Is most abund
ant i« dry years and that is the tftna
that fodder is most apt to be scarse.
The Russian thistle oould be made
into hay at such times to good a1
TEST YOUR SEED CORN.
(Better Farming Association.)
A large proportion of the seed of
fered for saJe or on the farms in this
state will not grow. This make® it
important for all farmers to test their
6eed corn early. Hut all corn an
test, then test again to be sure the
ge'Tntoiating power 's retained. Corn
should be tested whether purchased
The Powers Lake Echo onders if
the county commisstoners of rtu.Xe
county will establish a sinking fund
to pay for all of the slandered hors
condemned at Portal. The Koho
mates that some of tnese horses or
their ghosts are doing good service in
the Bowbells country.
A LETTER FROM
Korinan, Ca'li., Feb. 3, 1912.
Mi not Independent..
Howdy: Have you gone out ot
l.iisness, looks like it as we haven't
had a paper for the last, two weeks,
or was it so cold that it froze your
ivik. Your olu friend .T. N. Peterson
was here from Silverton, Ore., a.-id
dined with us Thursday noon, rad
him out in a bubble in the afternoon.
}Ie i's lookinp: up a location: lie had
vfen to the southern part of the state
and said he like* our country better
than anything he had looked at so far
1 showed him the poorest land first
and showed him land that had 11 tons
of alfalfa to the acre from Ave cut
tings in 1911 alfalfa mill weight, and
peach and grape orchards that went
J4O0 to the acre and two acres of
seedless grapes that, sold for $1,0.0.
the water was what suited him b««t
62 l-2c an acre a year. Most of the
water in California cost $2 .SO for each
for the season
while von were having your cold
was quite warm here and
nice warm rains it rains here
mostly at night, that is so the hired
men can rest. I cut fifty loads it
alfalfa from six acre* and did not «M
any water but had to pay $6.25 just
the same it is like Jhn Hill's road,
if you ride on his road you pay 3 cent#
a mile and get no frills thrown in.
guess I will ring off for fear you
will think I am trying to get you out
MONEY to LOAN,
B. N. MBTCALP,
R. D. 2, Kerman, Oal.
P. S —The Mrs. says shs does Mt
want to miss your old PAPER for It
is like getting a long letter from
home. Funny what some folks tbtnk.
E. N. M.
These things, combined with courteous treatment
and one constant endeavor to please, always brings
Let us figure with you on your needs in the build
Remember we aiso have all kinds of coal.
PIPER-HOWE LUMBER CO.
if you have an especially good hide, why
no! k-1 me have it. tanr.ed for you. For a
ver.y littl*1 n.cm-y you can have it made
uH. an ovorcoat. robe, rug or mittens.
UV V., T!rtd il'-tO'
h&IKfZk 1 iaC#-
your bides to me
1.J0 avfi., just wist of RtSfeH Wilier Kill, eki js' the:boo
MINOT, N. I).'
HE WILL AGGEPl
THE COLONEL DECLARES HE
WILL ADHERE TO DECIclON
REPLIES TO 7 GOVERNORS
Former Executive Reiterates Desire
to Have People of Each State Sig
nify by a Primary Election
Their Choice of President.
EIGHT YEARS AGO.
Nov. 8, 1908.—"On the fourth of
March next, I shall have served
three and a half years and this
three and half years constitute
my first term. The wise custom
which limits the president to two
terms regards the substance and
not the form and under no cir
cumstances will I be a candidate
for or accept another nomina
New York, Feb. 27.—"I will accept
the nomination for president if it is
offered ine and I will adhere to this
decision until the convention has ex
pressed its preference," is 'Colonel
Koosevelt's reply to the letter of sev
en Republican governors asking him
to stand for nomination.
this matter is not one to be decided
with any reference to the personal
preferences or interests of any man,
but purely from the standpoint of the
interests of the people as a whole. 1
will accept the nomination for presi
dent if it is tendered to me and 1
will adhere to this decision until the
convention has expressed its prefer
"One of the chief principles for
which 1 have stood, for wliich I now
stand and which I have always en
deavored and always shall endeavor
to reduce to action, is the genuine
rule of the people and therefore I
hope that so far as possible the peo
ple may be given the chanee. through
direct, primaries to express their nref
erence as to who shall be the nominee
of the Republican presidential con
"Very trulv yours,
"The Hon. Win. E. Glasscock, gov
ernor of the state of West Virginia,
Charleston, W. Va.
"The Hon. Chester H. Aldrioh. gov
ernor of the state of Nebraska, Lin
"The Hon. Robert H. Bass, gov
ernor of the state of New Hampshire.
Concord, N. H.
"The Hon. Joseph Oarev. gover
nor of the state of Wyoming. Chey
"The Hon. Joseph M. Carey, gover
nor of the state of Michigan, l.ansing,
"The Hon. W. R. Stubbs. governor
of the state of Kansas, Topeka. Kan.
"The Hon. Herbert S. Hadley, gov
I ernor of the state of Missouri, Jeffer
son City, Mo."
Letter Drafted to Roosevelt,
The above named governors assem
bled at Chicago two weeks ago and
drafted a letter to Colonel Roosevelt,
I asserting that there was a popular
demand for him to be president
again, and urging him to declare him
self as to whether he would accept
I the Republican nomination if "It
came unsolicited and unsought." For
two weeks Colonel Roosevelt consid
ered the letter.
Chicago. Definite announcement
from Colonel Roosevelt that he will
accept the presidential nomination if
offered hira without his becoming an
active candidate caught no one Dap
ping in Chicago and took no one by
At the Roosevelt headquarters
where foreword of the Colonel's an
nouncement had sped, the leaders
only smiled. At the Taft headquar
ters there were smiles, too, smiles be
I cause the suspense had ended, al
though there were none who doubted
the outcome of the appeal of the sev
en western governors addressed to the
Democrats interviewed all united in
declaring that in their opinion Roose
velt's nomination will make for a cer
tain Democratic victory. Practically
all of them voiced the same views as
did Mayor darter H. Harrison.
Brother Charles Not Scared.
Cincinnati.—After reading the state
ment of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt
that he would accept the nomination
If it Mas tendered, Charles P. Taft,
brother of President Taft, said: "1
The eagerly awaited reply was un-
expectedly brief, but definite. It fol
"New York. Feb. lil, 1912
"Gentlemen: 1 deeply appreciate
your letter and I realize to the full
the heavy responsibility it puts upon
me, expressing as it does the care
fully considered convictions of the
men elected bv popular vote to stand
as the heads of government in their
TO TAKE OVER EXPRESS COS.
RATES COULD BE CUT TO ONE
Senator Gardner Offers Bill for Fed
eral Operation Under PostaT™
Washington, Feb. 2".— Senator Gard
ner, of Maine, introduced a bill under
winch tli«- government would takt
over the properties of express com
panics ami operate them as a part oi
the postal service extending the serv
ice to the rural delivery. The meas
ure indicates the probable cost of tak
ing over the proper!ies as follows:
Real property. $14,932,169 equip
ment, $7,3X1.405 materials and sup
plies, $188,210 advance payments on
contracts. franchises, good
I will, etc., U0.877,3)$ total, $39,165,
While the balance sheets of the com
pany show other assets of nearly
$150,000.0(10, Senator Gardner argues
that these are not devoted to express
'service and that this property might
I be retained by the corporations with-
out impairing its value.
It is proposed that rates charged for
express service under the government
1 shall be based upon weight and length
of haul, rather than upon the Bystem
in effect for the carrying of mail.
While the bill introduced does not
fix rates, Senator Gardner offers flg
ures showing that express charges in
this conntrv are now sixteen times
freight charges, and indicating that un
der the postal system this ratio could
be reduced to about live and one-naif
and at the Kame time
ness would be extended to the entire
TO INVESTIGATE RAY
Army Politics Is Seen in
I absolutely auree with you that! involving Major Beecher B. Ray of
Washington, Feb. 27.—The scandal
the army pay --or|)s, is engaging the
attention of army men and politicians
because of the evidence already
brought out, and more to follow, in
dicating that through the use of this
army officer in several c&mpaigns the
army' has been invaded by politics
This has nothing to do with the per
sonal scandal involving the name of
The investigation into the Ray case
has proceeded far enough for it to be
come apparent what the committee
hopes to show. Representative Helm
of Kentucky, the committee chairman
and his Democratic colleagues say
that Major Ray was used in the 1904
campaign by Theodore Roosevelt, and
in the 1908 campaign by William H,
Taft, tbat he was detached from bis
ariuy duties, although his pay and ex
pense allowances were permitted to
continue and assigned to Chicago
headouarters of the Republican am
paign committee that while thus as
signed he did political work keeping
the labor vote iu line for t.he Re*
publican ticket and paying particular
attention to the order of railway
trainmen of which he formerly was a
More than this, the committee Dem
ocrats claim that, as a result of these
political services, first for Roosevelt
and then for Taft, Major Ray was
the average tour of duty of a pay
master at any one station is between
three and four years, and that, al
though guilty on three separate oc
casions of financial irregularities and
once Involved in a scandal relating
to a woman, each time, against the
recommendation of his superior of
ficer in the army, he was saved from
punishment by President Taft.
These papers, or a limited portion
of them, as It afterwards turned out,
were forwarded to the committee,
which, when congress convened, im
mediately began a personal investi
gation of the case. Since then no
less than three additional bundles of
papers, of vastly greater interest anS
Importance than those sent to con
gress by the war department last
summer, have come to light.
One bundle, sent to the Helm com
mittee by express direction of. Presi
dent Taft, contained two letters from
Mr. Taft giving his reasons for not
permitting Major Ray to be court
martialed on charge brought against
him by his personal clerk, who ac
cused Major Ray of misconduct in
volving his. the clerk's wife. The
president said that, in his opinion,
"the honor of the army and the good
name of a woman" would suffer if Ma
jor Ray were courtmartialed.
Several Perish in Fire.
Portland, Ore., Feb. 27.—Two men
are dead and several others are sup
posed to have perished in a fire in the
shown unexampled favoritism, having
been assigned to 18 separate and dis- effect that the federal authorities shall
tlnct stations iu 13 years, although
Snerrd Jury Un:ble to Agree.
Fort Worth, Feb. 27.—The jury in
the caso of John R. Snead, charged
with the murder of/Captain A. D.
Boyee, Sr., is apparently unable to
reach an agreement. The jury sent
...... ... there •tfas no possibility of reachingup to ,''.0 miles.' The Oregon Wolf's
doixt tlunk Mr. Roosevelt get the .a
nomination. In fact I am. positive we with instruction to deliberate 14 2-5 .sccoi ds, the best previous rco
will beat him. Mr. Roosevelt ."has further. Since that time there has ord over a six lap course was-44 min
made himself unpopular with the Pe-i been no indications that a verdict utes 33 1-5 seconds feade by the Dixie
publican party by his speech at Co- would be forthcoming. It is believed IV of St. Lpitia in 1911. The Oregon
lumbu's." Mr. Taft said that was his that unless a verdict is reached by Wolf was driven by John E. Wolf of
personal opiutoa. today a mis-trial will be eutexeiL
for Judge Swayne and announced that on a five-mile coure'-e for -all distances
HOU8E OF REPRESENTATIVES
VOTES TO PROBE THE
WAS NEARLY UNANIMOUS
Usage of Panama to Stifle Rates.
Tn an effort to preserve and pro
mote the interests of the government
by the protection and development of
Would Settle Land Titles.
erson introduced a bill designed to
give relief to a large number of set
tlers In the White Earth reservation
by quieting the title to the 2,800 allot
ments which have not been brought
Into question by federal law suits.
There are now approximately 1,200
allotments being challenged by the
governments, and because of this situ
ation the titles to all neighboring al
lotments have become clouded. It is
to remedy this situation that Mr.
Steenerson has introduced his bill.
One provision of the bill is to the
Washington, Feb. 27.—An investiga
tion to determine whether there is a
"money trust" in the United States
operating through or in connection |the
with the national banks, was ordered
full, fair, open and profitable use of Iby the Independent. Wialteir
merce and war of all people and all
nations the house interstate and for
eign commerce committee embarked
on a general investigation of charges
of ship trusts, subsidies and other ru
mors of impropriety in the usage of
the canal after it is opened.
The resolution was introduced by
the chairman of the committee. Repre
sentative Adamson, of Geoi-gia. It re
cited the need of a thorough inquiry
into the charges that the canal will
be used by trans-continental railroads
to stifle competition in freight rates.
It empowers the committee to call
the aid of the government executive
departments to summon witnesses and
put them under oath and to get papers
and other information throwing light
on the matter. The result of the in
vestigation will be in recommenda
tions for laws appropriate to the needs
disclosed by the inquiry.
Would Abolish Trade Court.
Senator Poindexter of Washington,
opened his campaign for the abolition
of the commerce court by advocating
before the senate interstate com
merce committee his bill to end the
court's existence. Senator Townsend
asked questions designed to show that
only those who opposed the creation
of the court were disappointed with it.
Senator Clarke of Arkansas, declared
if the court did not change its atti
tude he would favor limiting Its pow
ers or abolishing it although he had
voted to create It.
the Panama canal by the ships of com- is leader of the Surrey orchestra an*
'n which to bring suit
against any of the allotments affected
by his measure, but after that time,
no action can be brought against the
title of the lands.
Appropriation High Dam Work.
Washington.—The river and harbors
appropriation bill contains an appro
priation of $1,250,000 for continuing
the Improvement of the Mississippi
river from St. Louis to Minneapolis,
and $200,000 for containing construc
tion of the high dam in the Mississippi
river in the viclnit oyf Minneapolis.
Other Minnesota Items contained in
the bill are the following: Warroad
river, for maintenance of channel, $3,
200 Dul'uth harbor, for continuing im
provement at Superior entrance, $150,*
000 Red River of the North, $17,000,
for continuing improvements and for
resurvey looking toward additional im
provement survey of old canal route
between Mississippi river and Lake
Superior with a view to permanent im
provement, St. Croix river, to be sur
veyed for future improvement.
The bill carries $25,965,010, the
smallest amount since 1894.
The largest of the Improvements
appropriated in the bill are $5r400,000
for the Ohio river and for the Missis
sippi, $5,950,000 Missouri river, $800,
000 Delaware river, $700,000, and
Tennessee river, $350,000.
Miss Hotchkiss Is Married.
Berkeley, Cal., Feb. 27.—Miss Hazel
Hotchkiss, woman tennis champion of
the United States, was married to
George William Wightman of Brook
New Motor Boat Records.
Portland, Ore., Feb. 27.—The Oregon
Wolf, a naue-cyliJitier hydroplane, in
a sanctioned 'race against time here
broke tlio world|s motor boat records
The judge sent the jurors time for -the 00 miles was 42 minutes
this' City, her owner and builder.
"f rv rr-'i •. -"J
Popular Owner of Public Drug Store
Succeded by Frank |McCagherty—
Will Open Wholesale Business in
Arthur O. Hanson, who for
To Investigate Proposed Panama Ca- has disposed oif his interests to Frank
nal Tolls—Bill Introduced by Sen
ator Poindexter to Abolish
by the house by a vote of 270 to 8. I and been considered one of our most
While Republican regulars and in- wide awake young business men.
aiirgents protested that the inquiry as
proposed was a "Bham" and a "de
lusion." the Democratic forces united
in support of a compromise "money
trust" resolution, and succeeded in se
curing all but eight Republican votes
in its support.
er ol" years conducted the business
oi the lJa:blic Drug Co. in this city-
McOaghertv and will soon leave for
St. Paul, where he will engage in a
wholesale business. Mr. Han*on
says that he will be in M'not a con
siderable portton of the time this year,
sis he will farm 480 acres of land in
territory. Mr. Hanson has
conducted a modern dirug store
His successor, Mr. McCaghert.v, ts an
experienced druggist, and has many
friends in Minot who wish him snc
F. Eaton of Surrey lost a mare
from his $690 team, presumably from
eating green flax straw.
O. P. Eaton oarrects an error made
Levi Perry, leader of the band.
Ealon is manager of the band.
a Home in 1912
every anniversary thereafter like
a lot of your friends do who gave
up the chase for elusive riches
long ago and started to build
their fortunes in the good old
substantial way of our Pilgrim
Fathers. Remember,. "A rolling
stons gathers no moss," and noth
ing wilj stop a family from roll
ing quicker than a comfortable
home It gives husband, wife
and children (something to work
for and once you get such a uni
son of action from the whole
family, success is bound to crown
your efforts. We've been prepar
ing for a lot of home building
here this year and have a stock
of lumber tbat outclasses in qual
ity even that which your grand
father used when he built his
home sixty years ago, and yon
know that's "going some." Come
in and see it.
Rogers Lumber Co.
H. S. JOHNSON, Mjfr
•'There'* No Place Like Home" I
HIDES and FURS
Mink $8.00, Red Fox $8.00, Prairlt
Wolf $5.00, Raccoon $4.00, Narrow
Stripe Skunk $2.58, Weasel $1.25,
Muskrat No. I Large Winter 60c
The above prices are for large and prime.
MecJiumsmall and No. 2 in proportion.
Co* Hides 10H to HVic per lb Horse Hidts
wo. 1 Large $3.85. Medium and small in pro
portion. Trappers1 Supplies at lowest prices.
SHIP TO AND BUY FROM
"The Old Reliable"
N. W. NIOE & FUR CO.
MONEY to LOAN
On farms and on city homes. We also
invite savings and checking accounts
GRANT S. YOUMANS, Mgr.
Savings Deposit Bank
Owing to the drop in the price of
hogs we have lowered our
Pork Chops and Roasts,
leg or loin
roa.-*t or steak........
Fresh Side Pork
roasts and steaks.,...
extra nice fnr frying.,
Remetpber, w? are still
selling cur own render
ing of pure lard .....
Let ut} send vu a i.i
Pi.inie f-'atn mild e:?u,rev
.about 10 puundj? each
DAVIS S BANNAFORD
MINOT, NO, DAK