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ALLIED AND GERMAN SOLDIERS
LIVE TOGETHER UNTIL AR
RIVAL OF MAIL.
Bologne, Dec. 25.—A British sol
dier relates a remarkable story of how
the English and Germans hobnobbed
in the same trench a few miles south
There were a handful of Germans
and a smaller handful of allied forces.
Trenches were but a few yards apart,
and in these for more than a week
the men of both sides had been bored
and inactive. They amused them
selves as best they could—exchanging
messages, swapping newspapers and
tobacco, hurling back and forth greet
ings and epithets.
More days passed and still neither
side received orders either to attack
or to withdraw. Some sort of co-op
eration seemed necessary. According
ly the Germans hoisted a white flag,
and, advancing under this, entered the
allied trench for a conference. The
result was an agreement was reached
that it would be more comfortable for
all to live in one trench until one side
•f the other received orders.
The Germans moved over, bag and
baggage, and for a number of days
all went well. Many of the Germans
spoke English or French. Under the
strange circumstances friendships
sprang up. Both factions dreaded the
arrival at a messenger.
On* day a messenger came, and
plans for the renewal of hostilities
were hastily made. But the messen
ger proved to be only a bearer of mail
and newspapers for the Germans. All
gathered round while a German be
gan to translate the latest dispatch
from Berlin. Unhappily for the har
mony of the gathering, it referred to
Ostend by its German nickname,
"Kales spoke of bomb dropping on
various French towns, of contemplat
ed air raids on Great Britain.
The English frowned, growled the
French grew excited. Btfth sides had
by agreement laid aside their rifles
but both sides still had their fists.
Both used them. A free-for-all fight
followed, and the unique compact came
to an end.
PRETTY SURREY WEDDING
ON CHRISTMAS EVE.
The wedding of Miss Lizzie Pence,
^daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Pence,
and Charles Blocker, son of Mr. and
Mrs. George Blocker, occurred at the
home of the bride's parents near Sur
rey at 6 o'clock on Christmas eve in
•is ik the presence of the relatives of the
contracting parties and a few of the
1 closest friends.
Tlie ceremony was performed by El
ii-der D. T. Dierdorff of Surrey, the
couple taking their places under the
THE UP TREND
PRICES CONTINUE TO ADVANCE
—RECORD PRICE OF WHEAT
SINCE WAR STARTED WAS
MADE MONDAY—$1.15 MINOTS
The record price for wheat in Minot
since the war started was reached
Monday when the local grain dealers
paid $1.15 per bushel for No. 1 North
arch formed by the doorway of the
Pence home. The couple were attend
ed by Misses Ruth Shorb and Vestal
Lambert, and George Heger and Ar
thur Pence, the latter the brother of
The bride was attired in a beautiful
gown of blue silk, a gift from'her
grandmother from Ohio.
The home was decorated in an ap
propriate manner, a beautiful little
Christmas tree with decorations, also
sent from Ohio, adding cheer to the
Following the ceremony, the guests
sat down to a fine wedding feast.
The families of the contracting par
ties are among the most prominent of
the Surrey district and the young peo
ple have the best wishes of a host of
friends. They will reside on the
groom's father's farm.
DID GOOD WORK
The Salvation Army administered
to 37 families in this city on the day
before Christmas, distributing 174
basket dinners. The number assisted
included 63 boys and 63 girls.
Capt. Barjy and his good wife, to
gether with other members of the
corps, visited the homes and determin
ed what could be used. They found
that these homes, while not destitute,
would gladly welcome the gifts, and
the work was noble and timely.
Capt. Barry found in some of the
homes, the fathers out of work there
had been no desertions, some were wid
ows with large families, others were
in need because they were crippled or
blind, and in other instances sickness
had been in the family. In several in
stances the father had been addicted
A Christinas tree was arranged at
the hall Saturday, and 200 children at
tended the exercises, 400 gifts being
distributed, besides generous quanti
ties of candy, nuts and apples.
Capt. Barry and his assistants are
very thankful to the generous people
of Minot who enabled the Army to do
this good work.
FOXHOLM FARMER ACCUSED.
A! warrant* has been issued by the
state's attorneyfor the arrest of Joe
Flamming, a prominent farmer living
north of Foxholm, on two charges. The
warrant will in all probability be serv
ed by the sheriff today. W. E. Nico
demus, Flemming's neighbor and the
complainant, charges that Flemming
assaulted him with a pick handle with
intent to do great bodily harm, this
alleged fracas taking place on Christ
mas day near the homes of the farm
ers. Nicodemus also alleges that Flem
ming has also taken away from his
place horses on which there was a
lien without his (Nicodemus') consent.
Mandan will have a Commandery
known as'Cour de Leon.
ern and $1.30 for durum or macaroni
The price looks high, according to
previous years, but according to some
of the best posted authorities, prices
will gradually work to a higher level.
Prominent brokers in Chicago predict
that the May option will cross $1.50
and many rampant bulls are predict
ing $2.00 wheat before the end of
1915. It is known that Greece has
placed large orders for wheat and it
is said that Italy has begun buying
heavily for her year's supply.
The following telegram received at
the office of Myers & Co. from Mr.
Myers, who is visiting the larger^cit
ies, shows the general sentiment:-':
VCfestern Union Telegraph Co.
25£000flicbs in America. Cable Service to all the World
Hi—-Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 30-1914.,
F.^ W., Myers and Company,
Minot, NrDak. I
Every city been In-so far rank and file very
bullish with the conservative element pre
dicting market vlll sell above ONE
May.* Replace my orders at one twenty four
land additional purchases on every cent de
cline as per ,my letter |Happy New Year to all.
Phil W. Myers.
THE INDEPENDENT HAS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY WEEKLY PAPER IN THE STATE.
Vol 13? No. 37. Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, Thursday, December 31, 1914. Subscription $1 Per Annum
RED FOX IS
INDIAN WHO ASSAULTED WO
MAN NOW HELD AT FORT
YATES—DENIES THE ACCUSA
Mandan, Dec. 28.—After a 48-hour
chase, Indian police who were brought
into the work by Deputy Sheriff Oscar
Olson, late last night captured George
Red Fox and another Indian near the
Porcupine agency and the two are now
being held at the government jail at
Fort Yates for the brutal assault on
Mrs. M. C. Burdick at Timmer last
The second Indian is said to have
been in Timmer with Red Fox and to
have been with him at the Burdick
home. He asseits, however, that he
had nothing to do with the assaults
made by Red Fox. He will be held
as an eye witness and one of the main
witnesses in the prosecution.
Deputy Sheriff Olson returned late
last night from Timmer but left thsi
morning on business connected with
The two Indians were taken to Fort
Yates by the Indian police who match
ed Indian cunning with Indian trick
ery and followed tracks in the snow
on the prairie, locating the two near
Porcupihe. They will be held at the
agency for a few days pending an in
vestigation of another criminal charge
against them, and will perhaps be
brought to the jail at Mandan sqbm
time within the coming week.
Mrs. Burdick is still seriously ill as
the result of the attacks made upon
her by the Indian.
She is being cared for at Timmer.
MANY WILL LEAVE FOR
Many of the legislators front this
section of the state will leave for
Bismarck Friday morning to partici
pate in theorganization of the Hoi$se.
A. M. Thompson, from this distip
appears to have the pole in the race
for the speakership and many Minot
friends will visit Bismarck as interest
ed onlookers to the interesting contest.
Mr. Thompson has a promise of a
great many first choice votes, and
seems to have enough to secure his
Here's hoping that the Minot man's
ability will receive the proper recog
PRES. WILSON'S SHARP
NOTE TO ENGLAND.
Pres. Wilson has sent a sharp note
to England, insisting that that country
desist from interfering with American
trade, by holding up cargoes as con
traband of war. The president says
that undoubtedly England will be com
pelled to pay heavy damages. The
president also warns shippers to be
careful to not mix contraband goods
with those that are not on the contra
"Musical Evening" at Surrey.
On Friday evening, January 8th, the
Surrey Presbyterian choir will give a
"Musical Evening" at the school house,
commencing at 8 o'clock. The choir is
preparing an excellent program of
music, readings, etc., and will be as
sisted by the Surrey Orchestra and
Surrey Brass Band. The entertain
ment will be followed by refresh
ments served in the town hall by the
Ladies' Aid society. Tickets, includ
ing concerts and refreshments, may
be obtained from any member of the
Branch Train May Stop at Granville.
A week from Sunday a new time
card will take effect on the Great Nor
thern. Just what the changes will be
we are not prepared to saythis week,
but No. 1, west bound, will be routed
thru Grand Forks again and will prob
ably arrive in Minot at 2:45 a. m., in
stead of 1:15 a. m. !y
It is rumored that the tfain on the
Sherwood branch will .ran pnly as far
as Granville, connecting with one of
the trains on the main line.'
Head of Knights Templar Dies.
General Arthur MacArthur, Grand
Master of the Grand Encampment of
the Knipht* Templar of the United
States, died .suddenly at his home in
Troy, N Y. Dec. 28. On Christmas
day a quarter of a million Sir Knights
responded to a toast to General Mac
Arthur. He was 84 years ©ld.'.\||
CITY AUDITOR HAGENSTEIN
SAYS THERE ARE BUT 210 REG
ISTERED NAMES WHERE
THERE SHOULD BE 287.
From present indications, no action
will be taken towards holding a spec
ial city election, as City Auditor Hag
enstein has again returned the peti
tion for the recall of Police Commis
sioner Shaw to those who had it in
charge. The first time the petition
was returned on the grounds that
there was not a sufficient number of
names of registered voters, 287 be
ing required, according to the vote
cast for Nehemiah Davis for president.
The second petition had 311 names,
but the names of many were culled
out, some on the grounds that they
appeared on the petition more than
once, and some because of the fact
that they were not registered voters,
leaving but 212 names to the petition
which the Auditor considered might
remain. Two of those withdrew their
names by petition, leaving 210.
Mr. Hagenstein says that he is
doubtful if a petition with the requir
ed number of registered names can be
secured, and if not, then it looks like
the battle will have to be fought out
in the April election.
Birdsall Addressed Fortnightly Club.
The Fortnightly club held its reg
iflar meeting at the Library club
rooms Monday night. The ad
dress was given by Chairman Birdsall
of the State Tax Commission, a man
who knows about our state taxes from
their various angles better than any
other man in North Dakota.
THE GRIM REAPER
Henry Knudson, aged 23 years, died
at St. Joseph's hospital Sunday morn
ing from concussion,of the brain, hav
ing been kicked on the head by a
been employed at the Arnstad farm
south of Minot last Thursday. He had
been employed at the Arnestad farm
since early in the fall. He went out
to feed and water the horses Thurs
day evening and not returning, Albert
Arnstad, one of the boys, went out
and found him in a stall with his skull
fractured. He was rushed to the hos
pital but nothing could save him. Rel
atives could not be located and the re
mains were buried by the county.
Elvin Kvelvik, aged 17 years, who
was brot here from Wildrose in the
last stages of tuberculosis, died at the
West hotel Dec. 26. The intention was
to place the young woman in the hos
pital but she was too ill to respond to
treatment The remains were shipped
to Wildrose for interment.
John Works of Stanley, aged 45
years, died at the hospital Dec. 26
from heart failure. He wap up walk
ing around fifteen minutes before his
death. A sister, Emerita, lives at
Berlin, Wis., and a brother, Alfred, at
Newton, Minn., but they took no inter
est in the brother, who was buried by
the county Wednesday. The deceased
leaves a wife in the east.
Earl Charles Ortheuse.
Earl Charles, one month old'son of
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Orthouse, who live
on the north side, died from pneumon
ia Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.
The funeral was held from the Catho
lic church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'
clock. The father is employed by the
Standard Oil Co.
The two-day-old Tuepker babe pass
ed away Dec. 26. The remains were
interred in Rose Hill cemetery.
Bert Wilson's Child.
The three-weeks-old baby of Mr. and
Mrs. Bert Wilson, who live on Valley
street, died Dec. 19 and the remains
were interred in Rose Hill cemetery
Dec. 20. Death was due to pneumonia.
The father is a horse dealer.
The three-months-old Feely babe
died on Christmas day from pneu
4.^ Baby Hofes.
The one-raonih-old babe of tylr. and
Mrs. Hofes, who reside at Mohall,
passed away from pneumonia in this
city on Christmas day.
Felma Mills, a month-old baby, a
county ward, passed away Monday
Young Girl Could Not Find Parents.
Ada Manning, a 12-year-old girl,
was found at the Waverly hotel the
day before Christmas, alone and cry
ing. She had left her parents at Dev
ils Lake to visit a sister at Bisbee.
The parents had moved to Minot but
could not be located. Officer Reed
took the child to his home and made
her conuorriiHe and Satu-a located
the parents on the north aid'.
The Fair's January Clearance Sale.
An advertisement of unusual impor
tance will be found elsewhere in this
issue, telling you all' about the big
January Clearance Sale at the Fair
store, which starts Monday, Jan. 4.
This is an annual event with the
Fair store and some choice bargains
are always offered, from that store's
large stock of dependable merchan
One of the most enjoyable affairs
that has been held for a long time was
the seven course banquet given by the
Builders and Traders Exchange last
evening in honor of the Senators and
members of the Legislature.
Quite a number from the outside
were in the city to partake of the
feast and approximately 80 people
partook of the very elaborate repast.
As soon as the coffee and cigars had
been served, J. A. Roell, the president
of the Exchange, who also acted as
toastmaster, called on Dudley Nash
for the address of welcome.
Mr. Nash welcomed the Senators
and members and guests in very well
chosen words and this address was re
sponded to in the usual pleasant way
by Francis J. Murphy.
The toastmaster, who proved to be
there with the goods, then called on
R. J. Piper, who gave an excellent ad
dress on the lien law, explaining the
meaning of this law and calling atten
tion to some of the mistakes.
Mr. Piper was followed by G. H.
Todd, who gave some of his experi
ences with the lien law, and who also
urged a better law than the present
Thos. Colter was then asked to
speak a few words and responded in a
very witty way to this request.
B. H. Bradford was asked to speak
on the lien law from a lawyer's stand
point and did this in a very intelli
gent way. Mr. Bradford went thru
the entire proceedings of the law and
gave much good advice to the mem
bers of the local exchange.
Mr. Wooledge, the well known at
torney, then gave in very strong
words his view of the law and its
workings and finished his speech with
a very well chosen poem.
The toastmaster then called on one
of the members of the legislature, Mr.
Smith, from Surrey, and this gentle
man spoke in a very intelligent way
about the making of laws, etc.
Mr. Dinnie spoke of the experiences
of the contractor with the lien law
and gave some very interesting re
marks about his long experience in
the contracting business and also call
ed the attention to the workings of
the lien law.
The closing address was given by
D. S. Hollenga, who spoke on organi
After the speaking was all over the
Gilbert Shorter Players gave a con
cert that pleased the audience very
much with their very good music as
well as their witty stories.
It has again been proven that a
banquet of this kind will do a world of
good for the members of the Exchange
not only, but also for all who were in
vited, because of getting acquainted
with each other and to be able to ex
change views on different subjects.
The builders and traders regard the
present lien law as a hardship and
hope that it will be remedied at the
coming session of the legislature. As
it is now, alien cannot be filed without
the written consent of the owner of
the building, given before any of the
material is used. They regard that
the old lien law was not perfect but
hope to see the one now in effect rem
KNOWS LEO FKAHK
RABBI RAPPAPORT ATTENDED
COLLEGE WITH YOUNG GEORG
IAN CONVICTED OF MURDER
OF PENCIL FACTORY GIRL.
Rabbi Rappaport, of the Jewish con
gregation of this city, is circulating a
petition asking that Leo Frank, the
young Hebrew, manager of the pencil
factory at Atlanta, Ga., be set free.
Frank was convicted of the murder of
Mary Phelan, a young girl employed
at the factory, and although the crime
points to a negro, he was convicted
and sentenced to be hanged. The case
will be considered by the Supreme
court, and it will be fully a year and
a half before his fate is determined.
The petition has been liberally signed
thruout the United States.
Rabbi Rappaport is personally ac
quainted with the young man, having
attended a Jewish college in New York
city with him for several years, and
he knows the parents of the young
man, too. He ppeaks very highly of
the convicted man and is fully convinc
ed that he never committed the crime.
BUSINESS SHOWS A
The McCoy Department Store
has just completed the biggest
month's business in the history
of the store, besides the Novem
ber business showed an increase
of 35 per cent over the same per
iod a year ago. Considering the &
merchants of the east are com
plaining of alight trade, this in
dicates plenty of prosperity for
this section of th6 state. Busi
nessmen are optimistic and be
lieve that business will continue
good during the normally dull
period after the first of the year.
Curlers are Getting Proficient.
The, Minot Curling Club now com
prises eighty members and many of
them are getting very proficient in the
art. The enclosed rink north of the
G„ N. depot is visited daily and each
evening by many. The ice is getting
in excellent condition and a match
game was played Tuesday night.
Among those who are taking great in
terest in the game are Dr. A. D. Mc
Cannel, Dr. A. J. McCannel, Geo.
Marsh, Spero Manson, M. R. Porter,
Geo. McClure, Bert Stewart, E. B. Mc
Cutcheon, Mr. Jones, J. C. Smallwood,
James Smallwood, and1 others. The
rink is 85x175 feet and skating as well
as curling is enjoyed. The place is
brilliantly lighted by electricity at
night. The outlay so far has been
$1200 and there isn't a finer rink in
The Minot club may affiliate with
the Caledonian club of Manitoba and:
send a rink to Grand Forks, Winnipeg,
Fargo and other cities.
Hans Hovind Will Remain.
The many friends of Hans Hovind,
who has been.deputy sheriff ,of Ward
county for more than a decade, will be
glad to learn that he is to remain with
John J. Nedreloe, for some time at
least. Hans is considered a permanent
fixture at the court house, and while
he intended going to Minneapolis to.
engage in the manufacture of violins,
Mr. Nedreloe has induced him to re
main in the sheriff's office. Mr. Hovind
is thoroly familiar with every phase of
the work and he can raid a blind pig,
bring a murderer to bay or draw up a
legal document with equal celerity.
Need Not Pay License.
The decision of Judge Amidon to the
effect that it is not necessary for for
eign corporations, doing a grain busi
ness in the state to pay a license and
furnish a bond, will be received with
considerable interest in North Dakota.
The state will have to pay back a vast
sum of money to these concerns it is
believed. The point was raised by
Atty. Doherty of this city, represent
ing a well known Minneapolis grain
Geo. L. Nelson Resigns.
Geo. L. Nelson, editor of the Co-op
erators' Herald, of Fargo, has resign-.
ed. He had finished serving 30 days in
the county jail at Bismarck for con
tempt of the Supreme court. He will
return to Martin, N. D., where his wife
has been'in charge of the Searchlight.