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ing the support of either thoTnfl or the Koosevelt
delegates in case that, neither of those earn! dates
have enough to nominate. It has been reported
that Taft will look to 1/iFollette tor support, ow
ing to the bHrer flight that is being waged !«f»T\w«*n
Uoosevelt and LaFYdlefle. The North Dakota pres
idential primaries 11 be held Man'li lit aiiiTa hi.-:
voi-e wiH be
Independent wants to correct an error made
WARD COUHTY MDEPENDENT
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
F. TRUAX, PUBLISHER
G. D. COLCOHD, EDITOR
June IS, HW2,
a' Postufjire,.1/int, V. P. let ('on jress Oj
March il, 1S7!K
MINOT, NORTH DAKOTA. FEB. 29, 1912
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Thioo. Kooseivelt is 'Candidate Hon thq .Repub
lican nomhiation lor president of 1 lo United Siuies,
In a statement issued Monday lie (lecla'. es tiiai lie
will accept the nominal on if it in tendered luui
end he will t'Li to this decision until the conven
tion has expressed its preference. The Independ
ent predicts that Roosevelt will be nominated and
elected. His closest opponjent will no douibt be
Taft. l^iFollelte is no doubt more |Kpnlar wltn
the masses than Taft., but the southern delegations
will be fairly well divided between T£'!t in 1 Roose
velt. KaFollette hopes to be nominated by receiv
up for Roosevelt. Wtitle the
North Dakota :l'rogressri \/es have endorsed l^aFol
letie. Kooseve't is so exceedingly popular in the
f-tnie that he will reserve support from all factions.
A newspaper should be as choice hi the accept
ance of advertising matter as In the selection of
remit copy of the Optic, we note that
some doctor from the east offers to treat a score or
more of diseases by ma and a trial costs a dol
lar. Now a person with average intelligence will
not bite on such a game as this, but the Optic no
readers who will part with
their money in hopes of receiving a panancea for
a.ll human a lments. We don't blame BTO. Smart
for raking in the shekels, but he should have tile
proper consideration for his readers, even though
he does not practice the Golden Rule with the doc
tors of this territory. Let's
not encourage any for
eign quack doctor. We have very capable phgntf'
that Warden Helifltrom was a
pardons that did such a
wholesale business recently in pardoning murder
ers and the like. A letter received from the war
den calls attention to the error. The pardon board
consists of the governor, the attorney general and
the chief Justice, together with two other citizens.
The pardon board we re,enrerl to was composed
of Lieut. Gov. Burdlck, Attorney General Andrew
Miller, Chief Justice Burleigh
8. A. FisCher of Strasburg and Hon. B. S. Rear
ick of Oooperstown. We don't blame Mr. Hell
ttrom a bit for objecting to being classed as a mem
ber of this notorious board.
A Minot dispat'h in the Fargo Daily News giveB
the interesting" inicrmution that V. A. Johnson may
again be a candidate for Governor. Mr. Johnson
was twicfs nominated tx the primaries and
was he defeated by Rurke in the fall elections.
He took his deieat like a man and there
A com pan or es la.s farmers, consisting of
W. Hussey, C. K. Dekinsun, T. Williams,
t. Waterman and J. If. Iturkhart., have adopted
the right plan to grade up their da:rv herds. Tney
have jointly bought a tiicrobred Hoist* in mill in
Wisconsin and iti the fail tiiev expect to add a
number of thorohrofi fows. With the tliorobred
:?Srt\ a coin arctivr-'y shun time, a herd of scrub
latlle can be transformed nto one of near-thoro-
»bre(ls. V,*e want to congratulate these wule-awake
.Oes acs farmers upon the step they have taken.
Usher I,. Burdirk's political sun has set. A few
months ago he could have defeated Hanna for gov
ernor or he could have had pract rally any other
office that he desired in the state. We dou.bt it
stow he co:1d be elected constable from his own
precinct in Willfcims county. Sueh is life.
hope fhat Burdick will enjoy his mess of pottage.
Thee Kenmare Journal readies our desk In a
very abbreviated form. The editor evidently is
ashamed of his handiwork for no one's name ap
pears at the mast head. The old "Silvers
by Stick" column Is missing and not even the sem
blance of St'ck's ghost appears in the paperetfee.
The only interesting thing we noticed In the Jour
nal was a page ad on PRUNES by Pete
$&£•?•. In the March issue of Jim Jam Jems will appear
sympathy for Mr. Johnson in all parts of
Burke is considered
out of the race
and Johnson's friends declare that he would have
better chance than ever of being elected. The
independent ha® not interviewed
Mr. Johnson, but
we do not bel eve that he arcs to
get into the
entitled, "Three Weeks in Mi-
:ifg^iot.'' ProbaWy later its seauel. will h© published:
The printing commission met at Bsmarck Thurs
day to open bids for the printing of the ballot for
the presidential primaries. About 200,000 ballots
will be necessary and they are to 'be six indies
wide and about 30 inches long, containing about
seventy names each. One of the largest prlnter
ies of the state Is said to have framed up a com
bination to charge the state $2] a thousand tor the
ballots. The secretary of state, P. D. Norton, im
med'atel.v got busy with the wires and distributed
the work, among thie larger job ahopB over the
state. The Willlston Herald will print several
thousand of them, Independent will print between
niheteen and twenty thousand for the counties of
Ward, Mountrail, burke and Renville and the Dev
ils l^ake Journal will handle a portion of the work.
The price to be received for the work is |H per
thousand. It is estimated that the ballots will
cost about $2600 all told. The work will have to
be done in a remarkably short time. The copy
will be received .March 2 and the ballots must be
turned over to the ctounty auditors within five
days. The names are to be rotated, and the reg
ular ballots as well as the sample ballots, wrap
ped and labeled for each pretijnet^ Our painters
will learn something p(bout thie presidential pri
maries thai they little dreamed about.
This is the time of the year when candidate® for
of'ica are very willing
the papers for the
North Dakota editors. We believe that we oouid
goon a vacation and if we pr nted what came to us,
we would have plenty and to spare, such as it ts,
to fill our columns. Every mail brings messages
U' Um* lrom the candidales. Champ Clark's press
ugeiit sends out col :mus of dope each wsek, tell
in all about the good qualities of the Missouri states
man. Warden Hellstrom has been busy with his
grapevine uiecsa&e oi more than a column. Some
consc entious worker from down east sends
weekly letter regarding Woodrow Wileon. Har
mon has not overlooked us. We will say that
neither l.aFollette nor Roosevelt have tried in any
wav to impose upon the press boys.
to this campaign
who unfortunately are in
dreds of dollars
Citizens as individuals and as communities must
face this fact and miust meet their problems as they
arise. No oountry and no community is exempt
from the evils that result from unwise policy sod
Shortsighted selfishness has been at the bottxn
of substantially every misfortune that has befallen
a nation, a state or a community, and the misfor
tune usually has been foreseen by persons wise
enough to discern the inevitable result of mistaken
Organization, Co-operation, Unselfish effort for
the good of all—pays.
Theodore Roosevelt is
ination for president.
dope, a Canadian land company,
located at l.ethbridge. tells of the wonderful crops
raised the northwest, but to date
has failed to say a word about the price of
the shipping facilities or the way in which the bis
have been treat
worth of postage could be saved
well as not Iff these bureaus would only
learn the attitude of the publishers of the *Ute
regarding this free dope.
SHORT SIGHTED SELFISHNESS ALWAYS
The problems ot a dale in any community are
in fact the problems at the community itself, for
Its prosperity and even its existence may turn upoa
the proper solution of the problems of its compon
a candidate for
declares that he will not be a candidate
igain for county commissioner. The personnel ot
the board will most iilkely be changed extensive
ly after January 1, as it appears very much as tho
Ward county will have to dispense with the serv
ices of both Amundson and Gleln. We should be
careful and select men for their places who can be
relied upon to guard the beet' interests of the tax
The life of a young girl is ruined, she 's sent to
the city to hide her shame, only to be used as an
example,, upon her return, for others who might
err. But the man who caused it all and who Is
all to blame, walks the streets with his head up,
without one iota of shame. The g1rl Is an out
cast for life, but society soon welcomes the man
often he is allowed to hold a position of honor.
Funny, isn't It?
The county dads a few days ago transferred ap
proximately $13,000 from the emergency fund to
the .poor fund. With a very expensive farm on our
hands, it behooves the boa-rd to keep a large emerg
ency fund where it can be tapped occasionally.
Commissioner Bard realise* now what modem
jounalism is. He asked for certain information In
one of the daily papers and he got It In the Inde
pendent lees than
The North Dakota
dential primaries are to be held March 19. This
i's the first election of the kind to he held
United States in the present campaign. IxiCs roll
up a btg vote for Teddy, lie's depending upon his
eld North Dakota friends and neighbors to start,
the ball rolling right for him,. He's watching North
Dakota. Let's not disappoint, the man with the big
hour after that paper
At laat McGahan has dhoovered tbe groove into
which he fits he la the tool of the county com
missioner*. la other words he's the left
monkey wrench of
A PRACTICAL METHOD OF HIRiNQ
One of the most successful farm
ers and handlers of men In the north
west has for years followed the Some
what novel plan outlined below:
When hiring a man he engages him
for the entire season, say for eight
months, at A total of $240. Assuming
the time of beginning work to be
April and May with $1S per month.
In June a credit of $20 is placed to
his account. July he receives a cred
it of $22. During August this amount
is raised to $30, and In September,
when harvest wages begin to appeal
to the man hired on the ordinary flat:
schedule, his month's credit Is $35. I
There remains due hi'm for the entire
period $$3, which Is distributed over
the remaining two months.
This secures the farmer from lose
by the hand's quitting without cause.
It also Is to the advantage of the
man who hires out. He knows Just
what, he is to have each month of the
period, and If he leaves before his
lime is out there can be no disputes
as to the amount due him. This
plan eliminates lost time for rainy
days, and it assures to the man who
*,totes fair" a fair rate for the en
tire season, and In addition to that
holds out to him the inducement of
excellent wages during the late fall.
On the other hand by this method
the farmer is protected against the
common practice of quitting at the
beginning of harvest. Altogether the
plan commends itself to the carefirl
attention of the business farmer.—
Farm, Sfoflk and Home.
(Prof. L. R. Waldron, In Bulletin
f»5, N. D. Exp. Station.)
1—Alfalfa must be Inoculated.
2—Alfalfa cannot stand wet feet.
3—Alfalfa needs a well drained
4—Alfalfa is a poor weed fighter
the first season.
5—'Alfalfa does not thrive when not
6—Alfalfa should be out when one
tenth in bloom.
7—Alfalfa should not be cut too
late in the season.
8—Alfalfa roots go deep.
9—Alfalfa is the pr'ncp of drouth
10*—Alfalfa needs a deep, well
packed seed bed.
11—Alfalfa does best on manured
12—Alfalfa is best seeded without
a nurse crop.
13—Alfalfa shou'ld be seeded with
14—Alfalfa "should not be pastured
until well established.
15—Alfalfa should not he pastured
in the siprtog, when starting growth.
16—Alfalfa bqerds Itself and pays
for the privilege.
lrumus to the soil.
18—Alfalfa sod plows hard.
19—Alfalfa sod produces good crops.
20—Alfalfa yields are large.
21—Alfalfa hay represents quality.
She gives him Rocky Mountain Tea
(Try It on him.)
She hustles and bustles like a bee,
For votes for women, tee-he-hee.
While Hubby scrubs and sweeps the
And works and works for evermore
But when he kicks and wants to flee.
HOW MINOT'S TAXES
Out of every dollar paid by the cit
izens of Minot for taxes of 1911 about
7 cents goes to the state, 28 cents to
the coumtjy,30 cents to the cty general
the county, 30 cents to the city general
fund, 12 cents to pay city interest and
provide a sinking fund to take tip
c/ty indebtedness, 5 cents to public li
brary, 15 cents to the schools and 3
cents' interest am sinking for school
bonds These are the apportionments
of ipersonal taxes only. On real es
tate there are in addition to the
above, taxes for sewers, waterworks
and sometimes for gnding or other
Peter Vandenoever has filed on 320
acres of timber land Alberta, 46
miles northwest of Laoombe and he
has reserved claims for h's sons Chet
and Clarence who w'll go there soon.
'Mr. Vandenoever Is expected back in
a few days to close up some business.
There is fine hunting and fishing near
his claim. They are a short distance
from a beautiful lake and in the woods
bear, anteflope and deer are found !n
abundance. Some of the Minot
friends of the Vandenoevers are plan
ning on a hunting trip there next Call.
A dispatch 1n the Minneapolis Jour
nal says the So© will employ over
100 men In building the Drake to Ford
ville extension and the Greet North
ern 1600 men on the Ayr to Snirey
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