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LOGAN MAN HAS FIELD THAT
WILL MATURE NICELY— AT
TAINED WONDERFUL GROWTH
SINCE JUNE 28.
J. J. Brand, who has justly earned
the title, the "Corn King," brought
the Independent a stalk of corn from
a four acre patch on his Logan farm
that is over eight feet tall. It has a
fine large ear. Mr. Brand says he did
not bring us his best sample, as every
ear of «orn is worth something this
year. He planted the Wisconsin No.
8 seed, which won him first premium
at Fargo and Minot last winter. He
expects to have considerable mature
corn, notwithstanding the Twin City
papers' report there is no corn fit for
roasting ears in the Northwest this
Mr. Brand brought a hundred dozen
roasting ears to the city Saturday,
getting more than $25 for the jag.
Mr. Brand agrees that this has not
been a very good corn year. His
corn was frozen down twice and was
hailed off once. On June 28, the field
was bare, but the corn came up a
fourth time and made this wonderful
HELD UP FREIGHT
TRAIN NEAR NINOT
Two men whose North Dakota
names are Jack McKay from Texas
and Wm. Brunner, from Oklahoma,
were arrested at the Chicago restau
rant at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning
charged with holding up three laborers
on a Soo freight train a mile west of
the city at 10 o'clock Tuesday night.
They were given a hearing before
Judge Willis, who held them to the dis
trict court under $1,000 bonds each,
which they could not furnish^
Tom Curley, one of the victims, was
•truck by a gun in the hands of one
of the assailants and a long gash cut
in his h4ad, laying bare the skull. His
companion, A. Zimmerman, was re
lieved of $4.00 and a third companion,
Sydney Leeman, was attacked. All
three of the men were thrown from
the moving train. They made their
way to Minot and notified the police.
They described their assailants so well
that there was little trouble in detect
ing them. They said the thugs wore
masks, carried a flash-light and one of
them had a .38 Smith & Wesson gun,
said to have been stolen from Louis
Abrahamson. When arrested Brun
ner wore a coat that had been stolen
from J. E. McCutcheon. The two men
had been staying at McCutcheon's
rooming house. The coat bore the
name of Mr. McCutcheon and the Hal
sey Tailoring Company. Brunner
claimed that he had never been in the
city until Tuesday night, but when
Chief of Police Dougherty saw the
coat, he wilted, and finally told the
story of the hold-up. Both men look
like degenerates. Brunner said they
got on a Soo gravel train that after
noon and went to Burlington, coming
back on the freight. Chief Dougherty
did good work in rounding the men up
No trouble at all
to give you
a perfect fit
3.00 to 5.00
DR. AND MRS. WALSH
HOME FROM MANITOBA.
Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Walsh have re
turned from an auto trip to Swan
River, 360 miles directly north of Mi
not, in Manitoba. Swan river is lo
cated on the new Hudson Bay line.
The second day out from Minot they
got into the country where moose, elk
and caribou are plentiful. Much of
the country they traveled over is cov
ered with timber, with a good many
lakes. They found many flowers that
are not seen in this vicinity.
They found good crops in Canada,
but state that there are three areas in
Saskatchewan where the crops are
light, owing to not enough moisture.
Wheat is ripening fast and some will
go 45 bushels.
In all the towns they saw soldiers
preparing to go to the front. Some
of the soldiers have been allowed to
return home to look after their har
vest. While they are grim faced, they
feel that the Allies are sure to win
Williston, Aug. 24.—Frank Dur
ham, the 20-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Durham of Springbrook was
found dead in the town hall of Spring
brook township about three miles east
of the town of Springbrook. Coroner
Distad was called and found that the
boy had died from a dose of strych
nine, having taken about a teaspoon
ful of the poison. He had left a note
addressed to his mother and said he
was killing himself as the result of
trouble with his father. Judging from
the note the doctor is of the opinion
that the boy was out of his mind when
he wrote it.
Frank Durham has been working
nearly all summer for his brother-in
law, L. A. Morrow, who lives near the
town hall. On the morning of the
deed the young man complained of
having toothache and said ne was go
ing over to the hall and take a nap.
About 8 o'clock he came back for a
pail of water. When the dinner hour
came around the folks thought they
would not wake him up but at supper
time his brother Oscar went over to
call him and found him dead.
The strychnine he used was taken
from a bottle which he evidently had
taken from the township
at the Morrow home.
"Do not think that I am crazy. I
have been thinking of killing myself
for three years, but I wanted to kill
father first," he wrote.
The town hall, which is on his broth
er-in-law's farm is also used as a bed
room and here the young man had his
bed. The letter, addressed to his
mother, giving the reasons for taking
his life and detailing his troubles with
his father, was found near the body.
Herman Gordon Back from Markets.
Herman Gordon returned last week
from Minneapolis, Chicago and Petos
key, Mich., where he spent five weeks
transacting business and visiting rel
atives. In Minneapolis, Mr. Gordon
met Mr. and Mrs. Ben Glazier of
Council Bluffs and became acquainted
with the former Minot young man's
Mr. Gordon selected an immense
stock of fall and winter merchandise
for the Boston Store, which is arriving
daily. The new goods consist of men's
shoes, clothing and furnishings.
for Stout Women
Why wear shoes not built
for your foot, which are
bound to stretch and lose
Here is one of "AUNT
POLLY'S OUT SIZE" boots
which has made a host of
By a clever idea in shoe
making these shoes give
extra room at the ankle,
top, and the broadest part
of the foot, and still appear
smaller than the shoes which
you have previously found
it necessary to content
R. D. Halvorson & (o.
Exclusive Shoe Dealers Minot, North Dakota
THE WARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT
THE INDEPENDENT HAS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION ?t- i\Y WEEKLY PAPER IN THE STATE.
Vol. 14 No. 19. Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, Thursday, August 26, 1915. Subscription $ 1 Per Annum
SHOT AT A JACK
B. W. JUNE AND JOHN CROSS
HAVE EXCITING TIME WITH
MAN FOUND LURKING NEAR
THE JUNE RESIDENCE.
A "Jack the Peeper" who was
caught lurking 'neath the trees sur
rounding the home of B. W. June, the
barber, 312 Fourth avenue N. W., on
Sunday night, met with a warm re
ception that might have cost him his
Mr. June and his neighbor, John
Cross, had been out for a walk, when
they saw a man sneaking along under
the trees near the June residence.
This is not the first time that trouble
of this nature has occurred in that vi
cinity and June always went prepared.
Handing his automatic revolver to Mr.
Cross, he went into the Cross resi
dence to telephone to the police, when
the man ran. Mr. Cross opened fire
on him and shot five times, but evi
dently did not hit him. Cross follow
ed the man down the street. June
heard the firing, and grabbing Cross'
revolver from the stand, went in pur
suit. Seeing Cross running in the
darkness, he mistook him for the man
found under the trees and fired at
him, the bullet coming uncomfortably
close. Cross lost no time in letting
June know his identity, but "Jack the
Peeper" is still at large.
The many friends of Colonel Brew
er about the state will be interested in
the report that he was recently mar
ried to a charming Fargo young wo
man, Miss Marie Mellin. Where the
marriage took place, nor the time,
could not be learned. If this is true,
the Independent extends best wishes
to the popular colonel and his bride.
BUY JUtCHIBALB STORE
Special to The Independent:
Foxholm, N. D., Aug. 26.—On Wed
nesday a deal was closed whereby E.
A. Madsen and C. A. Bugge of Bur
lington acquired the Archibald store
of this place. For years this store
has been one of the leading business
institutions of the town, and Mr. Arch
ibald has prospered in a business way,
building up an immense trade among
the farmers thruout this section, but
of late he has felt the need of a rest
from the confinement and close atten
tion which his business has demanded,
and will take a much needed rest. Lat
er he will undoubtedly embark in bus
iness of another line here or at some
other equally good trading point.
The new proprietors are well known
in this community, owning a large
store at Burlington in addition to the
one at Raymond, Mont. The firm of
C. A. Bugge & Co., which consists of
the above mentioned gentlemen, has
ifor the past 15 years been in business
'at Burlington and their store is per-|autos
jhaps the largest department store in
Foxholm awaits with no little de
gree of pleasure the coming of this
firm as Mr. Madsen is known thruout
this section as a BOOSTER.
CAME TO NURSE
SISTER AND DIED
Miss Ida Swanson, aged 28 years,
died at the hospital Saturday, Aug. 21,
from typhoid fever. The death of Miss
Swanson is particularly sad. She ar
rived from her home at Thief River
Falls, Minn., recently, to nurse her
sister, Mrs. J. P. Sampson of the
North Prairie, who was precariously
ill of typhoid fever, and while her sis
ter grew better, she contracted the
disease herself, from which she died.
The remains were shipped to the old
home for burial, accompanied by the
father and Mr. and Mrs. Sampson.
C. B. Swanson Kicked by Hone.
C. B. Swanson, of the Minot Imple
ment Co., has been confined to his
this week, suffering from a terrific
kick by a horse on one of his legs just
above the knee. He is reported recov
POPULAR OFFICIAL MARRIED TO
MISS HELEN ANDRESEN AT
FERGUS FALLS, MINN'., SATUR
Our popular sheriff, John J. Nedre
loe, stole a march on his friends Sat
urday when he hied himself away to
Fergus Falls, Minn., where he was
married to Miss Helen Andresen. The
cerenjbny was performed by the Luth
eran minister at the parsonage. Mr.
and Mrs. Nedreloe arrived in Minot
Monday, where the announcement was
made and hundreds of friends offered
congratulations and best wishes.
The couple are at home to their
friends in cozy quarters at the sheriff's
The bride for a number of years has
been matron of the school for the
feeble-minded at Faribault, Minn.
She is :i young woman of many ac
complishments and exceedingly popu
lar. She returned from her native
country. Norway, but two months ago,
where she went last year to attend
the Centennial Exposition and visit
relatives and old friends. While en
route across the ocean, it was learned
that the l.usitania had been sunk. Mrs.
Nedreloe is not a stranger here, hav
ing visited several times in this city
and at Kenmare.
The Independent joins the many
friends of our sheriff and his bride in
wishing them a long life replete with
BRUEGGER SAYS BURKE
WILL BE CANDIDATE.
John Bruegger of Williston, state
democratic chairman, visited Minot on
Friday. Mr. Bruegger informs the
I Independent that it can be positively
'stated that John Burke, United States
treasurer, will be the democratic can
didate for the U. S. senate.
The creamery and ice cream factory
of the Great Northern Dairy Co. at
(Srarfville burned to the ground at 2
o'clock Friday morning. The flames
were discovered licking their way
through the roof, by the depot agent,
when he went to hang out the mail
for No. 1. He gave the alarm, but
nothing could be saved. The origin
of the fire is not known.
I The loss is $7,000, covered by $3,500
The factory did a large business and
will probably be rebuilt. It was owned
by I. H. Riley.
Ebys Back From Long Tour.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence C. Eby and
Mrs. Fred J. Veth returned Sunday
[night from a 2627 mile auto trip
through Montana. They visited the
(Yellowstone Park, traveling by auto
through the beautiful place, covering
1216 miles in the park. Only Aug. 1,
were admitted for the first time
Ward county today. Believing
by expanding and enlarging their
business interests they will be enabled
to buy in larger quantities and at bet
ter prices, they adopted the policy two
years ago of buying or establishing
stores at points which in their judg
ment were situated in localities fav
orable for business, and started the
store at Raymond, Mont. The success
at that point was so gratifying that
the purchase of the Archibald store at
Foxholm has only been delayed by
reason of the European war.
The formal transfer of the store
will take place Saturday evening,
when the inventory will be taken and
the place opened under the new man
agement Monday morning. The style
of the new firm will be Madsen &
Bugge. A large addition will be made
to the present stock and a full and
complete line of general merchandise
the park. Mr. Eby says the roads
jare good there, but the grades are
mighty steep, but he had no trouble
in making them with his Buick Six.
(They found good roads throughout
Newlyweds Due to Return.
Mr. and Mrs. Bertel Jacobson are
expected home this week from their
honeymoon spent in the east. The
many friends will be interested in the
following account of their marriage
which was published in one of the
I daily papers at Saskatoon:
I The wedding took place yesterday
morning at Zealandia, of Amelia E.
Brennan and Bertel Jacobson, a prom
inent business man of Minot, North
Dakota. The bride was tastefully at
tired in a sand-colored suit and was
given away by her father. The cere
mony was performed by Rev. Father
L. G. Brissette, and Frank Brennan,
brother of the bride, acted as best
man. The happy pair are in the city
today on their way to their new home
in Minot, N. D.
GOOD III CAIflWIA
Shelley B. Miller, formerly a resi
dent of this city, now connected with
a daily newspaper at Santa Monica,!
Cal., writes that he is recovering from
an operation for gall stones, having
sixty-five of them removed, the larg-i
be in a a a a a a
ter. Mr. Miller's many friends here
will be glad to learn that he will soon
be about as usual.
He says in part: "Find enclosed a
piece of wall paper, we call a dollar—
we have to pay a dollar for the privil-j
ege of earning one of these souvenirs1
here these days. I can't afford to
have the Independent stopped.
Aren't you coming out to the fair?
You will miss a grand display if you
We are counting on the progressives
and republicans to bring us back pros
perity in 1916. There is lots of talk
about prosperity and the Germans, but
I haven't found enough of it yet to
pay my doctor bill of $900.
I am delighted to learn that the
prospects for a large harvest are just
before the farmers of North Dakota.
All you need now is some warm, dry
weather for about six weeks ask and
we shall receive.
California has almost 1000 miles of
coast line and thousands of acres of
arid land which will never be tilled
for lack of water. The ocean water
is so salty that even the fish do not
drink it, so cannot be used for irriga
Santa Monica is the 'Lost Garden of
Eden.' One visit here will convince
you. Come and see."
Threatens to Leave the State.
Orlande Brown, who does not make
many rash statements, says he will
leave the state never to return if a
field of oats on his farm does not av
erage 75 bushels. Here's hopin' Or
lande stays with us.
G. J. Harding has been awarded
the contract of building the magnifi
cent new armory at Williston for $24,
976.00. The plans were drawn by
Robert B. Stacy-Judd, the Minot ar
chitect, and experts who saw the plans
declared that such a building could not
be constructed for less than $40,000.
Mr. Stacy-Judd in consequence, is re
ceiving the congratulations of his
friends for the success of his plans.
He had given his word that the build
ing would not cost more than $25,000
The building will be 126x52 feet
outside of the tower. In one end
there will be a fully equipped stage
for a theater, and plans call for com
modious club rooms, gymnasium,
shooting gallery and kitchen.
It will be built opposite the Elks
Nestos Visited at Hinckley, Minn.
R. A. Nestos returned from Hinck
ley, Minn., where he spent several
days visiting friends and attending to
business. Mr. Nestos says there are
few traces of the terrible forest fire
that swept that vicinity in 1894, re
sulting in the loss of more than 400
lives. Farmers are paying much at
tention to dairying and gardening and
the old forest land now sells for $100
Memorial services are held at
Hinckley on the first of September of
each year in honor of the victims of
the fire. Mr. Nestos met J. O. Coffin,
who was formerly G. N. express agent
in this city. Mr. Coffin has a nice
home close to the city with a fine
tract of land.
DICKINSON BUYS ANCHOR
ELEVATOR AT LONE TREE.
E. O. Dickinson has bought the An
chor elevator at Lone Tree and will
conduct the business hereafter under
the name of E. O. Dickinson Grain
Co. Mr. Dickinson has been engaged
in the grain business for the past
twenty-five years and is thoroly con
versant with every phase of the game.
For two years he has bought grain
for A. A. Robinson at this point. Lone
Tree is one of the best grain points in
Ward county. Some of the very best
farmers reside in that territory and
Mr. Dickinson is sure to get a good
share of the business.
FARM FOR 1916
OWATONNA NURSERY CO. COM
PELLED TO EXPAND GROWING
We clip the following from the Peo
ple's Press of Owatonna, Minn.:
The Owatonna Nursery Co. through
its business manager, J. L. Wesely,
has leased the old Odell farm south
least of the city and will take posses
sion of the place this coming spring.
They will use this property to an ad
I vantage as it is closer to the city
than the other two farms which they
use in growing the trees and nursery
stock they sell. The other farms re
ferred to are the old Chapin place and
the farm known as the Stark farm,
which are all planted to trees. The
need of the additional farm is neces
sary by reason of the growing busi
ness of the Owatonna Nursery Co., as
they are producers and growers of the
nursery stock they sell. A number of
changes can now be made to an advan
tage, the moving of- the packing
grounds and sheds closer to the city.
Mr. Wesely can be congratulated up
on the success." The Owatonna Nur
sery Co. are represented in this sec
tion by Martin Aakraan, one of our
old and respected citizens.
CLARA MAHWS FELL
Clara Mathews, daughter of Victor
Mathews, who is employed on the A.
W. May farm south of the city, met
with a serious accident Sunday morn
ing, when she fell over a precipice
on the north hill, at the outskirts of
the city, landing many feet below.
Her arm was painfully injured and her
nose almost broken. She was in com
pany with a girl friend when she
walked near the edge of the precipice.
She grew dizzy and fell. Miss Ma
thews was rendered unconscious and
upon regaining her senses, was taken
to a house where her wounds were
Gave Blaine Allen Fine Watch.
Blaine Allen, director of the band,
was presented a beautiful gold watch,
one of the best Swiss makes, at the
close of the final concert Sunday after
noon. The presentation speech was
made by C. D. Aaker, and the remem
brance came as a distinct surprise to
the popular bandman, who found it
hard to muster up enough words to
make an intelligent response. The
watch bears the inscription: "To
Blaine Allen from His Minot Band,
Mr. Allen will leave Minot and will
make his headquarters in Minneapolis,
going on the road with an orchestra
Death of Boston Young Man.
Henry Nee, a young man who was
brot to this city from Alexander, N.
D., suffering from brain trouble, died
at the hospital, following an operation.
The remains were shipped to the old
home, Boston, Mass.
WHEN YOU GIVE A PRESENT LET IT BE SOMETHING SMALL,
ELEGANT AND "LASTING"—THAT THE HAPPY MEMORY OF THE
GIFT AND GIVER MAY ENDURE.
SILVERWARE OR CUT GLASS ALWAYS DELIGHT ANY WOMAN
WHO RECEIVES IT. WHEN YOU SEND "OURS" YOU GIVE THE
BEST, FOR THAT IS THE ONLY KIND WE KEEP.
ADORN YOUR OWN "THANKSGIVING" TABLE. ASK YOUR
WE MAKE "GUALITY" RIGHT THEN THE PRICE RIGHT.
Soo Line Watch Inspector Jeweler MINOT, NORTH DAK.