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PROMINENT MINOT YOUNG MAN,
THE 80N OF MR. AND MRS. E.
ELLISON, PASSED AWAY FROM
BRIEF ILLNESS FROM BLOOD
The entire city was shocked when it
was learned that Wilhelm Ellison, the
nineteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
B. Ellison, had died Tuesday night at
Decorah, Iowa, where he was attend
ing the Luther College. The young
man had been ill but 'a very short time.
He was rooming with Melvin Fauchald,
of this city, a student at the college,
and from a letter received by Melvin's
-father, Julius Fauchald, written Mon
day, it was learned that he had be
come ill from blood poisoning. A small
pimple had appeared on Wilhelm's fore
head and this had been opened. Melvin
acted as nurse but he said he feared
that if it did not become better he
would have to get a nurse for him for
a day or two. It is presumed that
infection set in from the pimple.
A message was received in Minot
telling of Wilhelm's precarious con
dition Tuesday morning and his father
left that afternoon for his bedside, but
lie died before Mr. Ellison was very
far on his Journey. Mr. Ellison could
not be communicated with and he did.
not learn of his son's death until his
arrival in the cities.
The remains, accompanied by the
young man's father, and his brother,
JSdward O. Ellison .irrived in this city
at noon todlay over the Soo, and the
funeral was held at the First Lutheran
church this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev.
T. F. Gulllxson officiating. A very
large crowd of the friends of the de
ceased were present. The remains
were interred here.
Wilhelm Ellison was one of Minot's
brightest and best beloved young men.
He came to this city ten years ago
from Fargo with his parents, and had
made an enviable record in our school,
graduating with the class of 1912.
loss Is especially felt in the High
School, where news of his death has
completely upset the day's work. He
of the institution and
during the five years in which he at
tended the institution, took an active
part in the affairs of the school. Dur-
ing his entire high school career he platland
member of the high school band and
orchestra. He was one of the most en
thur'o,stic and efficient musicians the
fblgh school had during those years in
y-whlch he attended the institution. Dur
ing his senior year, last year, he was
'business manager of the »earch-Llght
and was largely responsible for the ex
cellent edition of that paper which was
published last spring. He took a prom
inent part in the Senior class play and
also participated in a number of the
declamatory contests, acquitting him
self with great credit to himself as
well as to the institution itself.
was a member of the high school glee porter, F. B. Lambert, H. E.
club' and ever since he was old enough gran(jjji jj_ yy. Montgomery and F. A.
tb play an instrument he has been a
Wm. Ellison took much interest In
the work of the First Lutheran church.
•He was an active member of that
church, was president of the young
people's society, a worker in the Sun
day school and otherwise actively en
gaged in the church's work. He was an
unusually splendid type of Christian
manhood and was deeply loved by those
who were associated with him-In his
Mr. Ellison was a musician of unus
\ual ability. He was a clarinetist, a
planist-and last summer took up the
... pipe organ work, making rapid pro
gress. He expected to make this his
While his death is a severe shock
to the entire community it is an espec
ially hard blow with the younger ele
ment, with whom he was extremely
Prof. S. Henrjr Wolfe said In regard
to the young: man: "He was a good,
moral boy and one of the very best
graduates the Minot High School ever
turned out. I fail to find words to ex
press my sorrow."
The deceased is survived by his
father and mother, four brothers, Nor
man, Otto, HUdor and Edward, and by
two sisters, Mrs. Davlk of Fargo and
Hiss Ruth Ellison of this city. The In
dependent sincerely sympathizes with
the sorrowing members of the family
and the many friends of the deceased.
""I*! -."t'T"!?1!!' ""y.i"
REV. JAMES A8HER
REV. C. E. VERMILYA FOR FIVE
YEARS IN CHARGE OF WORK FOR
METHODISTS. GOES TO VALLEY
CITY—RESULT OF WILLISTON CON
The Methodist state conference was
held at Williston last week, ending Bun
day. About two hundred were in at
tendance and all speak in the highest
praise of the manner in which they
were entertained by the citizens of
Rev. C. E. Vermilya, for five years su
perintendent of the Minot division, be
comes the pastor of the Valley Citv
church, while Kev. James Asher of Car
ring ton becomes District Superintend
ent and will make his headquarters in
Minot. He has been in the state for a
number of years, having had charge of
the church at Gratton before going to
Carrington. He is a graduate of the
Boston University and is one of the
strongest men in church work in the
Elder J. G. Moore, Superintendent of
the Grand Forks division for the past
five years, has been returned.
Rev. T. A. Olson returns to Minot
Rev. Dennett goes back to Rugby Rev.
Morange returns to Donnybrook Rev.
Babcock goes from Velva to Churchs
Perry Rev. Grimes from Westhope to
Kenmare. and Rev. Speaker from Des
Lacs to Velva.
The next general conference will be
held at Lisbon.
WHAT A NORTH DA
KOTA FARM DID.
Chas. Funderberg of Surrey is in the
city today. His wife recently arrived
from Wenatchee and they are now
comfortably located at Surrey, where
they will remain for several months.
I Mr. Funderberg recently sold his 160
acre farm at Surrey for $60 an acre,
besides taking $800 worth of crop as
his share from it this year. The farm
produced- $200 worth of crop per acre
since he homesteaded it eleven years
I ago and is in as good shape as ever.
FORGED F. S. KENDALL'S NAMiE.
Joe Coteo was arrested today charged
with forging the name of his employ
er, F. S. Kendall of Norwich, to a $15.00
check. Coteo admits the forgery but
says his employer sent him to Minot
to secure laborers and that he ran out
of money. He occupies a cell in the
Those from Minot who met the Far
go train at New Rockford were Pres.
Wm. Dunnell and Secy Sherman of the
commercial clubj L. D.
W W W
McGahan, J. S.
Roach, W. C. McHugh,
A marriage license was issued TU®B
day to W. A. Waters and Miss Helen
JAMES JOHNSON SPOKE
James Johnson and wife went to Bis
marck Tuesday where they attended
the gathering of the old settlers of the
state at Old Settlers' day Wednesday at
the Industrial exposition. Mr. Johnson
delivered one of the main addresses at
the meeting. The gathering included
the old timers who had been in the
state since 1875 and Mr. Johnson ar
rived here a year prior to that time.
Republican Nominee for County Judg
Your vote and support y.
are earnestly solicited
SPECIAL TRAIN WITH 110 BOOST
WEDNESDAY NIGHT—MET AT
NEW ROCKFORD BY MINOT DEL
One hundred and ten of the best
boosters from Fargo arrived by special
train in this city at half past ten
o'clock Wednesday night, having made
the trip over the new Fargo-Minot line.
Their train left Fargo an hour late
at seven o'clock that morning, and so
many stops were made along the way
that the train arrived here several
A dozen citizens of Minot Journeyed
to New Rockford Wednesday morning
and met the train, having waited sev
eral hours for its arrival.
The energetic citizens of New Rock
ford showed the guests a good time.
The train was met by autos and a band
and a ride was given the visitors over
the hustling city. A reception was
held at the 'Commercial club room and
cigars passed. Ten of the New Rock
ford boosters came to Minot on the
train. They were headed by Dr. Mc
SO DECLARES DR. ARCHIE D. M'-
CANNEL WHO HAS RETURNED
FROM INSPECTION OF HIS LAND
Dr. Archie D. McCannal has return
ed from the west where he» spent two
weeks. The doctor visited Portland and
other large cities of the coast and re
turned by way of Victoria, where a sis
ter resides, coming back through the
Canadian Rockies, stopping at Banff
has some luscious fruit growing.
"I would not advise anyone to in
vest their money in fruit land for im
mediate returns," the doctor declared.
"Altho I have some flne fruit on my
land and others are growing the finest
kind of apples, peaches, grapes, etc.,
there is a very poor market for the
fruit and much of it lies rotting on the
ground. In time, thru organization, It
may be made to pay, but it isn't pay
ing very well now. That sandy soli
surely produces the fruit however."
—THE INDEPENDENT HAS THE LARttKST CIRCULATION OF ANY WEEKLY PAPER IN THIS STATE—
VOL. 11. NUMBER 26 THIS I8SUE 16 PAGES MINOT, WARD 00., N. D., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1912. SUBSCRIPTION, $1.00 PER ANNUM
ERS FROM STATE'S METROPOLIS
ARRIVED OVER NEW CUT-OFF
Laughlin, president of the commercial
The new road is not in the best of
condition yet, consequently the journey
was rather slow. The Fargo delega
tion enjoyed themselves, nevertheless,
every minute of the day.
Altho the hour was late when the
train arrived in Minot, a large crowd
was waiting at the Commercial club
rooms to welcome the visitors. The ad
dress of welcome was given by Hon. R.
A. 'Nestos, who appeared in his hap
piest mood. Mr. Nestos' effort was neat
and witty. The response was given by
Morton Page, president of the Fargo
Commercial club. He spoke of the
kindly feeling existing between Minot
and Fargo, and the new cut-off will
strengthen this bond. He said that all
that Fargo was after, was business that
cigars and frappe served.
the Aneta branch.
No need to worry
yourself another single
moment about what to give.
Come into this store and let all aur ex
perience help y6u. Here y®u will find
the finest selection of wedding presents
in the county—bought for just such a
case as yours. Come in to-day.
FOUR ROBBERS IN EARLY MORN
ING RlOBBERY—SAFE BLOWN
MINOT, N. D.
and Calgary. The doctor visited his, stood guard outside, while the other Wednesday night, at the basement of
fruit land at Stanfield, Ore., where he two went inside and blew open the safe
DEATH OF MR. CROSS.
Mr. Cross, the aged father of Mrs.
Raymer and Miss Cross, died at the
home of Mrs. Raymer in this city at
6 o'clock Wedensday evening from the
infirmities of old age. The remains
will be shipped to Winona, Minn., for
burial Friday morning. The wife of
the deceased died in this city last sum
cities could not do at
of fruit, and is enjoylns life. l"'™!,,btv I
have been a fatal accident occurred
The Fargo contingent remained in the water. The party were on their
city until 7:30 o'clock this morning, jwa"
returning home by way of Devils Lake! consisted of Henry Johnson, his wife
over the main line, thence home
Minot is proud of the visit from a dent took place the road is narrow and
bunch of the best fellows from the
state's metropolis, and we'd be glad 'n the
to have them come again. turning on its side and throwing the
occupants into the water. The ladies
gomg at h.gh speed ,t probably would
have turned completely over when it
left the grade and the people who would
have been confined under it would have
been drowned. This is the second car
to go into the ditch at this grade this
Prof, and Mrs. Crane leave Friday
I for Steele, N. D., in their new Over
land auto, where the Professor will
have charge of a teachers' institute for
The branch of the Citizens National
Bank of Dilliston was robbed by yegg
men at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday morn- Sask., where they hunted geese
ing, and about $500 secured. A black- for jen (jayg. They shot 160 fine spec
smith who lives next door heard the jmens
robbers and went to the window, when
he was covered by two of the men who Two raids were made by the officers
The robbers es-
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. LaDue of Minne
apolis, are visiting at the home of their
son, S. J. LaDue in this city. Mr. La
Due, who is one of the old time busi
nessmen of Minneapolis,expressed him
self as being greatly pleased with Mi
not and the surrounding territory, be
lieving it is destined to become great.
SNOW FELL WEDNESDAY.
A snow that melted almost as fast
as it fell, made its appearance Wed
nesday, giving us quite a variety of
weather. It was not welcomed by the
threshers and others, but we can ex
pect much good weather yet this fall.
We hope that Hicks is right and that
we are booked for several weeks of
Your Vote For
JOHN L. FAHEY
For County Judge
Will certainly 3e appreciated. My
motto: "A square deal to alL"
D. TAYLOR DIES
PARTY ON WAY FROM DONNY
BROOK TO TAGUS NARROWLY
ESCAPED BEING BADLY HURT.
the western __ ...
A. J. Wright, secretary of the Moor
head commercial club, Lieut.
Lewis of Fargo, Ex-Gov. E. Y. Sarles Wednesday morning when an auto
of Hillsboro and L. D. McGahan of containing seven people left the grade
Minot, all gave s..ort addresses, and
Tagus, X. D., Oct. 9.-
two miles east of Tagus
on its side in nearly two feet
Donnybrook to Tagus, and
L. W. Wieman
Mrs. S. C. Watts. Where the acci-
and the heavy car soon sank
on one side of the road
The doctor visited at the home ot, "Ve'ifo™ "*a" I "T" ™*""S
F. A. Baker, formerly of Minot. He
has a flne dairy herd, is growing lots injured Had the car been I
in the dav The ^ll'nent'
George A. McGee, Cap Aaker, John
Aaker of Velva and Sam Clark of Bis
marck, have returned from Johnson ui„
kins building on (North Main street.
Onls empty bottles were found in each
place. One McGill and Dad Powell,
however, were arrested for gambling.
DR. PENCE HAS RETURNED.
Dr. Pence has returned from "Wash
ington, D. C., where he represented the
city at the Hygiene congress. He spent
a week visiting at his old home in Iowa
on his return.
T. Lloyd Truss, who has been in Far
go for the past ten days, is expected
home this week. Geo. Webster of the
Orpheum Theatre became ill with ap
pendicitis and Mr. Truss was called to
manage the Orpheum.
waverly hotel and at the Tomp-
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PROMINENT MINOT PHYSICIAN
PASSED AWAY AT ST. LUKE'S
HOSPITAL, ST. PAUL, EARLY
WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL
INTER REMAINS IN NEW YORK.
many friends of Dr. John D.
Talor, for many years a physician
and surgeon of this city, were~greatly
shocked to learn that he had passed
away at an early hour Wednesday
morning at St. Luke's hospital, St.
Paul, where he had been treated for
What misht ?arly.\month-
doctors brother Dr Daniel
hastened to St.
do to as to S
Pau, tQ be treate(J speciallsts
wife and his brother accompanied him
to the city and they had been constant
ly with the doctor until his demise.
The deceased was born in the state of
Xew York forty-eight years ago, and
he took up medicine and surgery as his
life's work, graduating from the Jeffer
son Medical college of Philadelphia in
1891. He practiced at Stevens, Minn.,
for years and shortly after the death
of his wife, he came to Minot, locating
here about ten years ago. Of the phy
sicians now practicing in Minot, he had
been located here the longest, there be
ing but three others here at the time
here. Dr. Taylor was united
in marriage to Mrs. Welch on the elev
en th of last June. They had purchas
ed a comfortable home in this city and
and just begun to enjoy its comforts
when illness overtook the doctor.
Besides his wife there survive his
brother, Dr. Daniel Taylor of Edwards,
N. Y., and a sister, Miss Daisy Taylor,
who lives with him, and George Taylor,
of DeKalb, N. Y. E. J. Taylor, super
intendent of public instruction of the
state of North Dakota is a cousin of
Dr. Taylor was one of our most prom
inent and highly respected citizens. Be
sides being one of the best doctors and
surgeons of the Northwest he was a
keen businessman and at the time of
death owned much valuable farm land
in this vicinity and property in Minot.
He was one of the best boosters for the
Northwest and had the utmost faith
in the future of this country. He was
public spirited, having taken a great
deal of interest in the "Ward County
Fair and Racing A-sociation in years
past. He was coroner of Ward County
for many years and held this position
at the time of his death. He had been
nominated for the office «srain and
would undoubtedly have been elected.
The doctor was fond of out door
sports, having been a member of the
Minot gun club for a good many years.
He was a member of the Minot lodge
of Elks and was a Mason, being a
member of the Blue Lodge and the
Chapter of this city. About four moii«n
ago he presented himself for member
ship to the Presbyterian church. The
deceased leaves a vacancy that will be
hard to fill.
WALLOW TEACHER IN THE MUD.
Prof. Frederic Noa, principal of the
Harrison school on the North Side,
was handled in a* rough manner by
some of the older boys today before
the janitor could come to his rescue.
The teacher was pulled from the build
ing and rolled in the mud in the school
yard. He has become very unpopular
and an effort has been made to secure
C. A. Woods, the last of the gang of
four, arrested charged with stealing
$186 from Pat McGinty of Kenmare, is
trying to regain his freedom on habeas
corpus proceedings. Judge Leighton is
considering his case.
Thos. White, colored, was arrested
charged with holding up Henry Frye
in the alley back of the postofflce, and
PORTER HOUSE DAMAGED
BY FIRE AND WATER.
The residence of M. Porter on
South Belyea avenue was quite Dadly
damaged by fire and water "vVe^rsesday
night. It was first thought that the
fire was merely on the root, but an In
vestigation proved that th6 garret was
a mass of flames and In putting them
out the house was badly soaked. The
furniture was damaged and the floors
may have to be relald.
__ *°rk, were at the bedside at the
time of death.
Dr. Kermott hastened to St. Paul
Wednesday afternoon to lend assistance
in the arrangements for forwarding
the remains east, and Dr.
nel. who had just arrived in the city,
assisted as well.
The remains accompanied by Mrs.
Taylor and Dr. Daniel Taylor left Min
neapolis this evening, for DeKalb
Junction, N. Y., the old home of the
deceased, where they will be interred.
Dr. Taylor had not been well for sev
eral months, but only a few of his
surmised, did not become
about a month
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