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THE NEW IDEA LADIES' AID
homes. iMany a lonely hour comes to
and fret over conditions when they
cannot toe helped ?Let us smile and be
cheerful anyway, for God is merciful
and will help us even yet. A sunny
and really jolly. Hard mes
the store and ask my husband if he about feasting and gossiping.
now ashamed to refuse any longer.
MONEY to LOAN
*,\'On farms and on city homes. We also
Jg|invite savings and checking accounts
If GRANT S. YOUMANS, Mgr.
Savings Deposit Bank
can't take the time." He' called up
the president and made her happy.
You see, I wanted hhn to do the call
ing up so he couldn't blame me after
wards when he got on one of his
contrary spells. Men are all sua
picious and contrary concerning the
Indies aid amyway. But. 1 got the
drop on him that time. He couldn't
say a word. Once he asked If I was
going to foalce up all the flour In Hurd
and I answered at once that I wasn't
Dear Readers, of the Independent:
I am sure hat many of you find tb*
routine of country life growing mon
otonous as the winter wears on and
yon And yourselves shut in most 0*
the time caring for your baibies and
the same old household duties that
has worn out many a patient young
mother, especially Is th true' or
thousands of brave young women
who have fatced the hardships of pion
eer life with their yoiunig husbands invited them to come to his house for
hoping to make good in their western
them. Many an hour of bitter long- laughed and went on with my work,
hig for scenes of home amd friends of
youth. The poor crops have caused
lota of sorrow and disappointment
jail over the northwest, but why sit ,.ome
bright side of life. come to drive and care for their
entertain the Ladies' Ala with luis-
hmcili. He shot a swift look at me
I must tell you how I planned to teams this fcold weaker. B*std«w
hiked off without. a word. I
jU8t beginning to understand
to scheme. In the meantime our
president phoned asking
wanted me to entertain the Aid. He course some one ought to take the ,niUon
looked up from his paper and stam-: poor martyr down about that tme
mered out "What's up now?" I said and turn the hose on him for a couple
the president had asked me to enter-, of hours to take some of the jealousy
tain for the third time, and I was
At mention of the president's name dear brothers, don't roast me tor tak
brlghtened up, for the president
our aid to now and always ha« case. Lpts of bright little
been one of our very best customer* over the northwest are Just iongtn*
it the store, besides she Is a most for an outing, a day off, a chance to
stlmable and exemplary Christian wo lay down the dish cloth and get away
sman. "Why, yes, go ahead and have for a few hours. People should laugh
®«he darned iqld Aid" my hjusband more than they do at the Aids and
ijsaid, "but don't get them round in be jolly but do not. Gossip should
^ay too much." I sa'd to him a® 11 be strictly shut out of every Aid
turning to leave the store, "You ciety and good will and happy fellow
better call up the president now, and ship exist and reign supreme. It is
the duty of every president to make
/'•tell her to notify the Aid that I will
entertain them on next Wednesday
1 am in a hurry this morning and
While the lot (1000) lasts we will
give with a dollar purchase (only
one to a customer) a goodi spirit
thermometer and barometer
bined. The thermometer registers
to 44 degrees below zero.
Do You Need Money
for 3 farm or city loan or to renew your present loan?
I can let you have it on easy terms
and at fair rates Write or call on
Office in Samuelson Block
the men might come. °ur
home iB a
disposition is better than gold, and couldn't find sitting rocn. I got to
this is a good t'me to cultivate the tbink ng, of course ilia sen should
bands and babies and what a really they are not always in the lead
charming time we all had, with plen- everything except th*j wash tub. Fo«
ty to eat a&d everyone busy, happy instance if a man stays home aa
was my turn to entertain the AM ten when the wife
and our president had asked me three hours vacation is all
cozy six room cottage and
ladies Aid has over 50 member3.
how was I to make room for any. _on
of the meu.
Why oven the
usually jealous and fuss/ if,
cares for the children while his
forgotten for that day at least.. It is away to the Aid, nine cases out
times to entertain. Finally I said disagreeable remarks of her husband
to her: ''I shall ask my husband and and master who goes.about the plac?
1f he is willing I can let you know by kicking at things in general an
our are a
tucking at things in general
phone tomorrow.*' !Next morning 1 growling about having to live
.got up courage enough to go over to bread and water, while others
by the .n
and spunk out of him he is Just
fussing because he waan't in it. Now
ing the wife's part in this particular
the Aid a bright, cheerful auceess,
and see that gossip does not exist in
conn action with the Ladies' Aid.
I wanted more room for my plans
eo I went over to the bank and asked
the cashier, who Is one of the church
directors, if I could have the AJd meet
in the church because my home was
too small to hold a hundred or more
gueBts. He said: "Tea, that's Just
MINQ1, N. P.
the place to have it, plenty of ahalra, had to eat for such a crowd of peo
tables and dishes, also a gas stove and pie, and just how I fixed everything
two coffee bo' lers. Come right along ready to oad into the sleigh that
the more the merrier". I went back came to my gate about noon on the
to the store and picked out a lot of eventful day.. A ten gallon Jar of
penny post cards and sent out invi- very neatly put up ham sandwiches
tatioms to the ladies to come and a four gallon jar of Boston baked
ring thedr husbands and babieB as eans, a four gillon jar of potato
all would be welcome. I caused it salad put up 1n palad dressing and
to be announced in chiurch on the two quarts of whtpiped cneam stirred
previous Sunday that the men would in with the dressing. A four gallon
pew for prizes a* seven prizes were VT of fruit salad put up in je'lo and
gong to starve people af.ter he had to be offered and awarded to the men nicely cooled, twelve fat nee piea
for mend'ng, darning, button setting laid all together in a big lard can
!ud patching. All the men sat up with a tight cover one gallon jar of
and took notice then home they went beet pickles, one gallon jar of mixed
and started to practice for the Grand pickle®, two quarts of cream for cof-
Contest amd the honors and prise? fee, four pounds good Honor brand
offered by Mrs. Oosgrove. coffee, plenty of lump sugar, two
Right here I wish to remark that
K^ry wajJ there on Ume an
(,reMed ln the finest
jn the pile to be mended. SeV'
uever been appo8ed to the
Qf ufl juflt and eBpeciai.
but had Llielr opin.
they were not along. But
worked llke magic.
imagInable Voung men and
oid men 8jngie men
and boy® were
formed in (!arning mending, patch-
jng and tutton
getting, wh le some of lv,ace
'®w the more skilled workmen contested
1IIU1 oaiuwi hvi».««'v.h
lp nge basket woolen
garmentg were on hand for
BetUng and ln a
everyone wa8 tousy
The ladies on
the south side of the church with
their babies or their fanlcy work, vis
iting pleasantly. Now and then each
loving,, tendjer hearted wife would
glance over to the north side of the
church to see if her particular hus-
band was getting along famously and
would win a prize. The ladles were
completely overjoyed to think that
tbeiT dear husbands were really
there sewing for prizes in a pleasant
nd orderly class and not waiting at
home for a general kickup in the
evening and a bread and water sup
per, which of couirse, every poor man
has to live on while his wife 's away
at the Aid, feasting and gossiping.
Now I want you all to have a good
laugh because, really this is nearly
always the way the man feels when
lip is jealous, because he wasn't it
the Aid too.
The sight was one long to be re
membered. There sat the men ir a
body, all busy and in earnest, not a
word out of them, but stitch and darn,
darn, Tor fully two hours. Snap
s-hots would have sold well and I re
gret very much that I didn't have an
artist, there to take a picture of the
whole scene, especially the men at
Finally a line was stretched in one
end of the church and the work placed
exhibition. Three ladies were
then appointed to nspeot the work
and act as judges in awarding th?
prizes. All this time the seven
dainty prizes were standing 'n full
view of the workers, all worked with
cards and blue ribbons in regular ba
zaar style on a small table
ter of the 'room. To be sure the
prizes were not expensive, only 10c
a piece and bought at the 10c store
in Minot. However the little trin
kets looked very attractive and one
might suppose that some of them
had cost '50c. At last the hm"ti was
served l^y a dozen of ladies who had
fixed the plates all ready to pass and
"waiting "for The men" to put
on the last patches. One man sat 'n
behind the organ while he deftly and
neatly patched a suit of underwear
which, of course carried off a prize.
The line filled wfth samples of work
done by the men was a great sur
prise to us all. Mending and darn
ing was done there that would he a
credit to any class in domestic
sc'ence. In fact, all the work was
good and fit to take home for actual
use Just as it was.
The prize winners were as follows:
Mat Brown 1, Mr. Bemis l, John
Olson l.John Fennel 1, Frank Cheney
1, Nick Fox 2.
Mir. Fox, who was formerly a
prominent resident off Glenburn,
might well be classed a teacber of
domestic science. His darning is
faultless and he mended a flne white
apron that carred off a prize. The
ladies all clapped for the men and
the men all shouted "Three cheers
for Mrs. Cosgrove"
cakes, two fruit cakes, two
squares my social debts for 1912 at
one sdster might feel
that the expense of such a lunch was
the north side of the
(hfi bell The
stand alone, why not
tTirlee or four
for work at. the tap of Sether?
classes were quickly! When lunch was over the dishes
We have a fine class of people
right here and we mean to keep them
ivies' The cooking was all done by myself
alone. 1 never even told anyone
what. I was going to haive to eat until
saw the s,e
*b being unloaded
at the church door. This I consider,
sisters entertain to-
^ere soon washed and put back In
The sleighs loaded up and
everyone went home in time for the
There was aj chores. I was glad that so many
socks to he
men's underclothes to be1 remembered
even some good flanne'
sheets that had been moth eaten
wime out to Bee the fun whl5h wl
Why can't the deair «teTs who are
so anxious to keep up the Aid in whi
ter hit upon some such plan as this?
Just invent a scheme ifor entertain
ing the men. I am willing to do my
share in that line because I feel 40
thankful that Hurd has no blind p'gs.
no ganiblhigr places for our boys to
learn bad habits in or for our men to
while away their hours and their
money also, while waiting about.
men are the beSt
America and we mean to keep
them so th God's help.
Hurd has a farmer's debating club
whrcli meets on Wednesdays, and the
country people come in with their
families and stay all day. The club
meets at the church and serves lunch
'he speaking is done, then away
home they go sober and happy in
time for the chores. You may won
der that I go out and teach school
some times, but, dear readers, when
1 tell you that our losses average $300
a month for the past 24 month® by
fire, bad bills and bankrupts, you can
i"it blame me for wanting to have
something that 1 am sure of. We
cannot get blood from the turnips,
reft her can we get money from dead
I-roke farmers. I own the homo here
at Hurd, also a farm beside?, so I
wanted to keep up the taxes, insur
•ui'-e and interest
Hurd has a flanging club and an
or'-hestra. a fine one, too, known as
ile Elm brothers band of four pieces.
The band is engaged for t.h^ season
it $16 a trip and you may he sure
hov are 'fully appreciated.. Th?y
'ive right near town on a beautiful
viuich of their own, the finest young
""•n on earth. Young people dr've
fifteen and eighteen miles to come
1') the Hurd dances because the
'lances are clean, orderly and above
:i 11 friendly. nrist wish yoti all
(-•I'ceess and sav good bye,
Mrs. Marv Cos'-rrove.
I will sell at public auction at my
place, 8 miles south and 3 miles west
of Minot, 2 miles south of the Scofield
Wednesday, March 6th, tEe
following described property.
to commence at 10 a. m.:
Free Lunch at Noon.
One bay horse 10 years old, weight
1J00 one hay horse,
'.vetcht 1400 one gray horse, 7 years
old, weight 1450 one bay horse, 2
venrs old, weiarht 1000 one bay mare,
?, years old, weight 1200 one bay
mare, 4 years old. weight 1260: ona
gray horse, 8 years old, weight 1200
one roan gelding, 7 years old, wt.,
1300 one gray gelding, 8 years old,
weight 1100 one bay mare in foal, 9
years old, weight 1200.
Five set of heavy work harness.
One single harness.
One Deering binder, 7 foot, com
plete, with flax attachment.
Now dear sisters, when I first ment.
thought of this scheme it never dawn- One pair of bobsleds, one single
ed upon me that the men could or buggy, one hay rack, one water tank
would sew. I merely offered the for wagon, one 14-tn. gang plow, De
prtzes to get them curious so they fiance.
would all come and bring their wives, Couple dozen chickens and all
So ralany ladles live five and six household goods too numerous to
miles from here, so couldn't drive mention.
alone, and especially on that stormy All srnns of 10 dollars and under,
day. Now I must tell yon wnat we'cash all sums over 110 until Oct.
One Van Brunt drill, 17-shoe.
One broad tire wagon with box.
One Deering mower, 5 foot cut.
On© llsc harrow, J. I. Case, 16-hi.
Sulky plow, with breaking attach-
Turn Easiest Are Simp!
Most Sanitary Last Longest
That is a strong statement but we'd make it stronger
We don't ask you to take our "say so." We prefer to
let the machine itself talk for us.
Why not let us set one up at your house? You can
test it yourself alongside of any other
machine you like for capacity, cleanness of
skimming, and ease of operation.
before you purchase
Scofield Impl. Co.
ARTHUR H. THOMAS
PEERING, N. D.
Live stock general auctioneer. Will cry saies anywhere.
Have made sales in three states, and five counties in North
Dakota. Can give the best of reference. Am booking
some of the best sales to be held this spring. I guarantee
satisfaction'if you are not satisfied with my work. I will
not only do your work free, but pay you what you would
have to pay me, if you are satisfied.
WK1TK OR WIRE ME AT MV K.\ PKNSK
Call me by phone over Long Distance from Norwich
TERMS VERY REASONABLE
let, 1912, at 10 per cent on bankable GLEN MOLSBERRY
paper. Discount of 6 per cent for'
cash on sums over
SEVEREN LARSON, Owner,
COL. H. J. HECHT, Auctioneer.
H. H. KEMPER, Clerk. I
If you want to get eggs, you must
feed your chickens grit and shell
producing food. OyBter shells con
tain the proper ingredients for grind
ing food and making shells. Get a
sack from the Roell Hardware Co.
for $1.50 for 100 pounds. If you
can't call, send us your order by
mail. We will deliver a sack free
to the freight depot. 11 18 t4
MONEY to LOAN
On farms and on city homes. We alho
invite savirgs and chocking accounts
GRANT S. YOUMANS, Mgr
Savings Deposit Bank
Therie is something particularly
pleasing about a group picture of the
whole family, from grandma to the
youngest tot, The world has seen
some notable photographs of royal
families. Why not your family for
your own pleasure now and later?
Skrivseth's Photographic Studio, Mi
not, N. D., Second National Bank
FOr a sprain you will find Cham
berlain's Liniment excellent. It al
lays the pain, removes the soreness,
and soon restores the parts to a
healthy condition. 25 and 60 cent
bottles for Bale by all dealers.
COUNTY MAN ACQUITTED
the jury Friday night.
who was tried in district court in this
city Friday, on the charge of robbery
in the first degree, was acquitted by
the jury Frida night.
*VRfl%9c9BaA Our 29th Annual
jj ||tt\ Catalog is now
ready and free for
the asking. It is a
work of art and full of good things.
See King Corn on front cover.
WILL'S PIONEER SEED
HOUSE and NURSERY
OSCAR H. WILL & CO.
BISMARCK, NO. DAKOTA
how, because we are sure that the De
Laval will more than make good every claim.
We don't ask you to buy a
De Laval upon "claims."
We do ask you to be
sure and give it a fajr trial
(Men, the 3-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. H. A. Molsberry, was frlgtful
ly scalded, Wednesday ot last week,
when he stepped up onto the door of
the oven and pulled a kettle of boil
ing water towards him. He missed
his tooting and leil to the floor wttH
the water eovertng a large portion ot
his body. The child has been in a
very precarious condition but it is be
lieved that he will pull thru. A nurse
is in constant attendance.
on vVard County Farms
and Minot City Property
FARM !t!ORrO(6E &
Optic Building. Minot, N. D.
/"sf.5* Awarded 1st prize N. Dak.
State Fair. 1911. Plymouth
S:, ..- v~
Rocks (barred and white),
9 8 of
any cream separator. creameries
it off. Do I SOONER OR LATER
it now I YOU WILL BUY A
Mi.iorcas and Black Spanish,
Ksks $2 f,0
Stock all sold.
H. C. HARTY
Omemee, N. Dak.
Property of All Kinds
WANTED--5 to 10 acre tract suit
able for gardening near Minot, a tract
in the Valley preferable.
LANl- FOR MERCHANDISE—We
have a tract of land in the Mouse River
Valley th-t we will exchange for
stock of general merchandise.
POOL HALL--Will sell on easy
terms or trade for land or City proper
ty, or mil!hi consider some good work
AUTOMOBILE--Five passenger, 35
horsepower machine, will trade for City
property, farm land or horses.
RELINQUISH MENT--160 a
good land near good town on Soo rail
roadl will sell reasonable.
LIVERY BARN AND STOCK to ex
change for land or City property, or will
sell for part cash, balance on easy
We have all kinds of merchandise
stocks and business properties to sell or
exchange, if you have property you do
not need let us exchange you something
you can use.
We make farm loans at lowest rates.
Call or write.
GUY L. SCOTT LAND & LOAN CO.
109 Reishus St. Minot, N. Oak.
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