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WAITRESS FROM NEW YORK CAFE
PASSED AWAY AT HOSPITAL
AFTER SHORT ILLNESS FROM
Miss Francis Knapp, the eighteen
year-old daughter of Mrs. Katherine
Knapp, residing at 118 South Belyea
avenue, died at St. Joseph's hospital
Sunday night about midnight from
cerebral hemorrhage. She was appar
ently well until late Sunday afternoon
when a physician was called. He pre
scribed for her, left and was called
later, finding her unconscious. She was
semoved to St. Joseph's hospital where
she died without regaining conscious
ness. An autopsy and inquest was
held Monday, the jury finding that her
death was caused by a hemorrhage of
the brain. Deceased leaves besides her
mother, a sister, Miss Dena Knapp, a
Misa Knapp was feeling as well as
usual the night before her death, hav
ing attended a dance in this city, re
turning home at an early hour Sun
day morning. She had left the employ
of the New York Cafe about two weeks
before her death.
ENTIRE CROP AVERAGED 20 BUSH
ELS ANO SECURED OVER 30,-
OF THE PRODUCT.
James Scofield finished threshing
wheat Tuesday. His entire crop of
about 1500 acres of wheat averages
about 20 bushels per acre and he
threshed about 30,000 bushels. He has
delivered about 25,000 bushels of the
wheat in Minot, having sold for 82
cents a bushel. This was a fortunate
deal for Mr. Scofield, for considering
present prices, he made about $1200 by
selling just when he did.
He has about a thousand acres
plowed and will plow about 500 acres
more this fall. He will commence
threshing flax in a few days. The, flax
will average between 15 'and 20 bush
els and he expects to thresh in the
neighborhood iof 20,000 bushels.
M'KEE RESIGNS AT CROSBY.
Trial of Commissioner Comes Suddenly
To An End.
Crosby, N. D., Oct. 9.—The trial of
County Commissioner Makee on a
charge of collecting illegal fees came to
a sudden end this morning when he
resigned just prior to cross examina
tion. Commissioner Mac Colgan,
charged with the same offense, and
State's Attorney Brace, charged with
refusing to protect the interests of
the county, demanded a jury trial and
Judge Leighton set the case for Oct. 15.
Francis Murphy of Minot acted as
special prosecuting attorney. He will
also handle the cases before the jury
Oct. 15th. George Cudhie of Crosby
represents the defendants.
COMMISSION IS GROWING IMPA
TIENT OVER SEEMING INACTIV
ITY ON PART OF BUTCHERS-
SAY LAW MUST BE ENFORCED.
The city commission passed an ordi
nance some months ago providing for
a municipal slaughter house, where all
local butchering must be done. Altho
the ordinance is supposed to be in effect
now, the local butchers have asked for
time' in which to put up ice and prepare
themselves for the new methods. One
of the members of the commission
made the following remarks upon the
"We have given the Minot butchers
time in which to arrange for a sanitary
municipal slaughter house, as %bey
stated that they did not h»v«s lee in suf
ficient quantities to go ahead with such
a plant. They asked the city to build
a municipal plant but this is out of
the question. The city will not do
this, so it is up to um liutchers to
build their own slaughter house, meet
MUST BUILD MUNICIPAL
THE WARD COUN
BETTER FARMING EXPERT PRO
POSES TO SECURE CORPS OF IN
STRUCTORS FOR A WEEK OR
MORE DURING THE WINTER.
W. A. Peck, the Better Farm'ng ex
pert, will spend the coming \Vinter in
rganizing small local fa' ners' clubs
in his territory. There are a number
of good clubs in this se"tion of the
state, notably the ones at Drady, Sur
rey, Berthold and Logan, but there are
many localities that can well afford to
Mr. Peck is also arranging for a
school of instruction to be held In Mi
not for a week or more this winter, and
will secure the state's best experts as
Mr. Peck is doing some valuable work
as results will show.
THRESHED 2,000 BU. OF WHEAT
IN A LITTLE OVER SIX HOURS.
New England, N. D., Oct. 3.—W. F.
ICramer, wi)0, lives a few miles south
of New England, is a busy man these
days looking after his threshing rig.
One day this week he threshed 2,000
bushels of wheat in six hours and
thirty minutes. Mr. Kramer threshed
606 bushels off 14 acres of blue stem
wheat, which makes an average of
slightly over 43 bushels to the acre.
COLUMBUS FARMER INSANE.
Bowbells, N. D., Oct. 9.—Oscar Ser
dahl, a farmer living near Columbus,
was brot to the city Monday by Deputy
Sheriff Mat Hagen and taken before
the board of insanity and after a hear
ing adjudged insane. He was taken to
the insane hospital at Jamestown the
same evening by MT. Hagen, accom
panied by the unfortunate man's bro
ther, Mr. Albert Serdahl. Mr. Ser
dahl's condition does not seem to be
serious, tho he was violent at times
and seemed in his halucinations to have
great fear of negroes." Mr. 'Hagen ex
erted a great influence over him and
his care and attention was always
pacifying while under his charge.
REMEMBERED PASTOR'S WIFE.
A' large number of women members
of the First Lutheran church gathered
at the parsonage Tuesday afternoon,
to assist the wife of the pastor, Mrs.
Gulickson in celebrating a birthday.
She was presented with a Beautiful
J. S. Murphy has 6,200 bushels of
barley that he doesn't know just what
he is going to do with. His crop av
eraged 50 bushels and as the price is
rather low, he refuses to sell it. The
Major has barley stored away in every
available space on the farm.
ing the requirements of the ordinance,
or get someone who will do it for them.
We have seen no signs of anyone get
ting ready to build such a plant, but
the commission will insist upon some
thing being done in the very near fu
ture. When such a plant is completed,
we will expect the farmers bringing
meat to Minot to comply with the or
dinance in every particular. Until su'ch
a time, we can only allow them to do
as they have been doing for years."
FORMER MINOT MAN
HAS GOLD MINE.
L. B. Tracy and family, who have
been visiting relatives here for several
weeks, left Wednesday for their home
at Leona, Ida. Mr. Tracy owns a large
Interest in a gold mine at Leona—not
merely a hble in the ground—and the
government experts have tested the ore
and found that it is good pay dirt. L.
B. isn't" doing any blowing, but he'll
probably not have to work another day
as long as he live*.
vol.. 11. NUMBER 26 THIS1 ISSUE 16 PAGES MINOT, WARD CO., N. D., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1912.
NEW EDITOR FOI
J. B. COOLEY OF ST. PAUL ARRIV
THELNDEPKNDJSNT HAS THE LARGEST ClKOULATIl^J OF ANY WEEKLY PAPER IN THE 8TATE
ED TO TAKE IMPORTANT POSI
TION WIH LOCAL iDAILY.
J. B. Cooley of St. Paul arrived
Tuesday to take the position of Man
aging editor of the Minot Daily Optic.
\V. M. Smart, who wHl still be connect
ed with the paper, has so many irons in
the lire that he found it absolutely nec
essary to have some assistance. Mr.
Smart has moved his own offices to the
second floor of the Optic block where
he will look after the business of the
Farm Mortgage and Investment Co.,
look after the rental of the Virginia
Flats, which he ovvsn, run four or five
big farms, manage the Optic's contest,
and in the meantime as a diversion
he'll rustle for local news f»r the daily
and get out a special edition accosion
ally. Mr. Smart is a rustler from Rust
Mr. Cooley, the new editor, has had
considerable experience in the news
paper business, having been connected
with the St. Paul Daily iXews for some
HISS ANDERSON'S MURPHY Will
CENTRAL SCHOOL TEACHER RE
CEIVES SAD NEWS FROM
NORTH WOOD, N. D. LEFT TO
Miss Ruth Anderson, one of the Cen
tral school teachers, received a tele
gram Tuesday announcing the death of
her sister at Northwood, N. D. She
left at once for that place. Miss Ander
son was shocked at the news, inasmuch
as she had received a letter from her
sister the day before. Miss Anderson
spent last summer at her sister's home.
Deceased leaves a husband and a baby
a month old.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ingalls of Win
negance, Maine, have been visiting
at the home of their cousin. Major
Person. This is their first trip west
and our broad prairies are quite a oo-n
trast to the hills of Maine.
PRES. HALVORSON INSISTS
ON HAVING TOWN CLOSED
MINOT'S EXECUTIVE WILL ASK
ATTORNEY GENERAL TO ASSIST
HIM IN RIDDIfTG OUR CITY OF
GAMBLERS AND PIGGERS IF
President Halvor L. Halvorson of the
Minot city commission, stated to the
board of city commissioners at Monday
night's session, that unless the local
police were able to cope with the evils
of the city, he would ask the attorney
general to aid him in ridding the town
of piggers and gamblers.
Mr. Halvorson stated that his polit
ical enemies were making capital out
of the fact that Minot has been allowed
to run in a semi-open manner, in the
campaign In which he is now engaged,
and he does not propose to stand for
any lawlessness if he can help it.
He stated that he had been on record
15 MINUTES LATE
Cost Napoleon the Battle of Waterloo
An inaccurate An oL-the-dot
is a liability. an asset.
Be on time all the time
by carrying a good watch
W. H. RE1GHART
DBALBR IN GOOD WATCHgS
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Bowbells, X. D., Oct. 10.—Mrs. T. ().
Hunter narrowly averted death one
mbrning this week when she discovered
that shtf had taken the wrong medicine
thru mfetake Mrs. Hunter has been
under "toe weather for some time and
when the medicine was given her and
shortly after taken she discovered it
was not what she had been taking, a
closer Inspection of the bottle from
which the medicine was given revealed
that a mistake had been made and she
was Immediately given antidotes and
the doctor summoned. By the time the
doctor krrived the antidotes had be
come effective and she was past dan
ger. Examination by the doctor of the
tablet Mrs. Hunter had taken showed
it to bel a deadly poison and one that
would hjave caused death within a few
minutes had not timely steps been tak
en in giving something to counteract
WILL foOT CAMPAIGN
J. S. -iMurphy received an invitation
from tWe chairman of the Republican
XationaJ Committee, to do some stump
speaking in the present campaign in
South Dakota. He turned down the
THE MjAJOR INVITED BY PRES.
WORST TO TALK AT GRAIN
GROWERS CONVENTION ON DRY
Major J. S. .Murphy received an invi
tation from Pres. J. H. Worst of the
Agricultural College, to speak at the
annual meeting of the Grain Growers
Association at Fargo sometime between
Jan. 14 and 1.7. The Major's address
will be one of the principal ones, the
subjedt .being, "The Practical Applica
tion ofipry Farming Methods." The
Major has accepted the invitation.
MRS. BOND EXPECTED HOME.
Mrs. S. W. Bond, who has been ill at
a Minneapolis hospital for several
weeks, is expected home the latter part
of the week, having fully recovered
a number of times as being against an
open town and he has given his or
ders to this effect. He is of the opin
ion that an honest effort has not al
ways been made to carry out his or
One of the members of the police
force was interviewed by a representa
tive of the Independent and he said: "I
realize that some of the laws are being
violated, and I have heard many com
plaints, but what do you expect the po
lice to do about it? There is a differ
ence between being a policeman and a
detective. If anyone knows of any law
being violated why does he not swear
out a complaint. We will make an
honest effort to arrest the party against
whom it Is sworn. We'd stand a fat
chance of arresting anyone if we swore
out the complaints ourselves."
One of the city commissioners was
interviewed and he said: "There isn't
much use in arresting anyone when
he's pretty certain to be turned loose.
We might go after the women of the
underworld but it is almost Impossi
ble to get incriminating evidence
IS AGAINST WILSON ON ACCOUNT
ON TARIFF—REALIZES TAFT
CANNOT CARRY N. DAKOTA.
Congressman H. T. Helgesen visited
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. F.
Doherty over Sunday. The Congress
man's daughter will mak. her home
this winter with Atty. and Mrs. Doher
ty and attend the Minot school.
The Independent acknowledges a
pleasant call from Mr. Helgesen. Re
garding his political stand he said: "I
could not be for Wilson because of his
stand on the tariff. Xorth Dakotans in
all parties denounced Taft because he
favored the reciprocity agreement, but
think of the democrats who desire to
place all farm products on the free list.
I realize that Taft has no SHOW of
winning in Xorth Dakota, so of the
three candidates I favor Roosevelt. He
is right on the tariff as far as we Xorth
Dakotans are concerned."
Pete Tracy came in from his res
ervation homestead Monday. Mr.
Tracy and a fellow named Madsen
squatted on the same, homestead at
about the same time, but as two bodies
cannot occupy the same space at the
same time, Pete decided to pay the
fellow a reasonable sum for his trou
ble and the difficulty was thus settled.
.Mrs. Alfred Mathieson of Ryder died
in a Minneapolis hospital. She leaves
six little children.
M. G. Olson of Oakes, with a com
plete threshing outfit and twelve men,
arrived in Ryder and it didn't take him
very long to get busy.
KLUVEiR SELLS FINE STOCK.
Henry Kluver of Burlington dispos
ed of ten head of thorobred Whitefaced
Hereford reifers to Henry Bue and five
head to John Drummond. The Bur
lington farmers are fast stocking up
with first class cows.
THOMAS BUSH DRINKS QUANTITY
OF CARBOLIC ACID—WIFE DIS
COVERS ACT AND SUMMONS A
Thomas Bush, a prosperous farmer
living six miles north of Burlington,
attempted suicide Monday night, by
drinking nearly the entire contents of
an ounce bottle of carbolic acid. Mrs.
Bush discovered the act and telephoned
at once to Dr. F. J. Christie of Bur
lington, who arrived in time to save
the man's life. Bush was terribly
burned about the throat, but is recover
ing. Sheriff Kelley went to Burling
ton and secured Bush Tuesday after
noon and brot him to Minot, where he
was placed in jail.
It is believed that he is insane and
he will be examined as to his sanity.
Bush has always borne an excellent
reputation and it waB thought that he
had been living happily.
SUBSCRIPTION, $1.00 PER ANNUM
GOV. BURKE MAY BE
SECRETARY OF INTE
E. S. PERSON WILL BUY COWS.
.Major Person 's threshing this week,
and sometime next week he will leave
for Wisconsin where he will buy a car
load or two of full-blooded cows for the
firirers of this territory. The Major
has already shipped ir several carloads
cattle for the farmers and he has se
lected good ones too. Farmers needing
first class milch cow« will do well to
see him before lie le..ves.
MRS. CHAMP CLARK
A FARMER'S DAUGHTER
''It is my proud boast that I have
done several kinds of farm work that
this generation wots not of," writes
Mrs. Champ Clark. "1 planted one
hundred and twenty acres of corn my
self one spring with the aid of Yandiv
er's corn planter and a driver. I hauled
hay shocks and I can say that I have
earned an honest penny for thinning
corn, but not many of them, for thin
ning corn is monstrous hard work."
DORR CARROLL SECURES CON.
CESSIONS FROM THE POWERS
THAT BE AT BISMARCK.
Dorr H. Carroll, secretary of the
Progressive lOxecutive committee of the
state, returned from Bismarck Tues
day, where he went intending to start
SOUK- action compelling the Secretary
i.f State to give the Bull Moosers the
recognition they deserved on the bal
lot. The matter was compromised sat
bJaetoriiy, by Secretary Norton agree
ing to place all Bull Moose candidates
in the right hand column, with the
.ord "Progressive" parenthesis af
ter the name of each candidate.
BENNO BOYS ARE FARMERS.
Leslie and Arthur I'.enno squatted on
valuable homesteads ori the Berthold
reservation seventeen miles southwest
of Plaza, where they will reside for
the next forte,-n months. The boys
could not possible make money faster
than by acquiring one of the fertile
Xorth Dakota farms.
IN CASE OF THE ELECTION OF
WILSON, NORTH DAKOTVS GOV
ERNOR WILL BECOME MEMBER!
Gov. Burke has been promised the
place of Secr tary of the "nterior in
case that Wilson is elected president.
This is the report that core? from
some of the governor's close-f fri.--,id3.
Burke is now campaigning for Wilson
and will pay little attention to state
politics. The Xorth Dakota dsn ocrats
who have helped Gov. Brake out in
previous campaigns are now cri:icizing
him because of his non-reci-'rocity in
the present contest.
E. S. PERSON RECEIVES FIFTEEN
TON CAR OF EXCELLENT ,-EED
GROWN AT /WILLISTCN—COOD
OPPORTUNITY FOR OU3. r^RM
Major Person received from /iiliston
this week, a fifteen ton car a alfa,
grown in that vicinity. The feed is nice
and bright and the feeding value is
said to be worth thtve tin* 'hat of
prairie hay. or about eciuai tj bran.
Some day the Minot farmer.-
shipping alfalfa to other p..'its, for
we have one of the finest alfalfa pro
ducing countries in the la id. Mr.
Person paid $15 a ton for
ac Williston, and the freighi .o Minot
amounted to $2.00 per ton.
Lafe Pollock, a former Ryder home
steader, died at Churchs Fer y. :ving
a wife and children.
SOME FINE LOTS
GOOD CHANCE TO SECURE SOME
CHEAP LOTS CLOSE TO NEW
F. J. Lyman, the land man, advertised
a few choice lots for sale at a bargain,
close to the Minot normal school site.
The Independent had not mu^h more
than arrived at the Norwich postofllce,
when M. S. Aamoth of that place saw
the advertisement and bought two of
the lots. Mr. Lyman has sold several
others but still has a few left They
are located in a beautiful locality and
ought to go like hot cakes, .j