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How an American
Soldier In France
Took on Chains
Qr F. A. MITCHEL
Guilford had lived la faris several
years when the pan-Europenn war
broke oat He at once enlisted In the
Foreign legion and went to the front
with the American corps. He was a
handsome fellow and had a winning
way with him. Women were easily
attracted to him. There was an au
dacity about him that took well with
One day Oullford was knocked sense
less by the bursting of a shell. He
was carried to the rear on a stretcher
to a field hospital and put in charge
of a Red Cross nurse. Coming to him
self suddenly and seeing a beautiful
face bending over him, he threw his
arms around the woman to whom It
belonged, drew her quickly down and
As soon as his arms were loos
ened the nurse arose and without a
word left him. But she sent a surgeon
to him, who examined him and found
he was in nowise Injured except for
the shock he bad received. Within an
liour he was up on his feet, going to
rejoin his command.
Guilford did not forget the face of
the nurse nor the look she gave him as
she rose and left him. He was very
much ashamed of himself. The nurse
had been ready to succor him he had
returned the care she would have be
stowed on him by insulting lier. Ho
could have cut off the arms he had
thrown around ber be could have
blighted the Hps he had pressed upon
Guilford was struck again, this timo
not with soft dirt thrown up by
bursting shell, but by shrapnel. As
luck would have it. he was placed a
second timo under the care of the
nurse who had nttended him before
He recognized her at oiice, but whether
she recognized him he could not tell.
She regarded him with that impassive
look usual to those accustomed to see
suffering, brought restoratives as the
surgeon directed and otherwise minis
tered to him.
A number of sick and wounded men
were under her care, and she treated
all alike. Guilford received bis share
ot her attentions and no more. Fie
wished to apologize for bis arrtion
toward her when he hud come under
ber care liefoi-e, but she gave him no
opportunity—i hat is, she kept such
Teserve that ho v.-as unable to break
through it. He sni.i something about
having been indebted to her for kind
ness on a former occasion. but while lie
was saying it 'ie soe::ied to be thii \ing
about something elf-e. Before he could
make up bis mi to bre through 1km
reserve and express Ins penitence slip
was transferred to another ward.
Guilford received letters necessitat
ing his presence in America, and since
It was not probable that he would be
fit for service again for a long while
he succeeded in getting a discharge
Before crossing the ocean he resolved
to And the nurse whom he had treated
so wrongfully and ask her forgiveness
therefor. Guilford made inquiries for
her and was told that she had been
worn out by a long period of nursing
and had gone to her home in Paris for
Guilford learned her address, intend
ing to go to see her and get the burden
that was troubling him off his mind.
He dreaded putting an ocean between
him and the only woman who had
shown toward him—what? That was
the trouble with him he was in the
dark as to her treatment of him. How
singular that she should have treated
him exactly the same as hundreds of
-others who had not offended her!
As soon as he arrived in Paris he
a conveyance and told the driver
'•to take him to the address that had
been given him. What was his sur
prise to be driven to a handsome resi
dence in the most desirable part of the
dwelling portion of Paris. Leaving the
•cab he looked at the house and wanted
get back into the cab. It had not
'occurred to him that the woman who
had been nursing soldiers might be an
aristocrat. The fact only made him
-feel the more culpable.
How could he, an American, face a
perhaps of rank, whom he had
treated as if she had been a barbarian?
But he was resolved that he would not
leave France without setting himself
right with her. He sent up his card,
•n which was written "One who has
received your kind attentions in a field
When mademoiselle came down to
meet the caller she stood for a mo
ment on the threshold regarding him.
Again that impassive look. Then she
advanced into the room, bowed to him
ceremoniously and asked him to be
seated. He spoke of the good work
-she had done at the front of the poor
''fellows who had been benefited by her
"tender care. He commended her espe
cially that she, a lady surrounded by
comforts in a splendid home, one who
would grace society, should have as
sumed the duties of a nurse for men
-'.brought in from a battlefield.
All this he could say, though every
^word seemed like lead and his enco
miums served only to make his offense
seem the greater. She listened to his
praise, but never for a moment did she
relax from that quiet dignity of a high
born dame. When Guilford could en
4are it no longer, he rose to go. Stand
*lag mute before her before leaving
"suddenly a pent up pleading burst
"Pardon," he said, almost in a wail
vt ^th a smile she put out her hand.
'Guilford has uot yet returned to
America. Some say he never will re-
tnrn. He has become the slave of
woman he !:i- -ecl
ONE OF NATURE'S PICTURES.
A Green Heron and Something Else No
Artiat Could Paint.
1 saw a simple picture of nature's
painting once, which has returned to
my memory again and again, and if it
could be put on a canvas or fasteued
in a poem it would forever remain a
masterpiece of art. And yet it was
nothing but a green heron standing In
the swift shallow current of a brook
with the diamond bright wavelets
breaking around its slender legs and
a tuft of water grass trembling beside
it I was lying, idly enough, at full
length on the brook's bank, so that be
yond the bird, as I gazed, opened a
fairy-like landscape, over which a gen
tle breeze was blowing with an effect
wholly indescribable, shaking tall flags
and tossing the dragon flies about in
the sunshine. The whole effect was
cooll:.g and tranquilizing, with a subtle
hint in it of a land somewhere just
out of reach where one might dream
the lotos dream forever.
Now, a good artist might easily have
painted the little scene so far as paint
ing usually goes, but it would have re
quired such genius as is yet to be born
to imprison in the sketch the hint of
what seemed to lie just beyond the
dreamy horizon. None but the most
masterful genius would have been able
to keep up to the sweet, quiet key of
the coloring and yet be satisfied with
the tender, wavering outlines and the
soft, transparent shadows. The liquid
tones of sound and color in the brook
came so harmoniously to my senses,
along with the motion of swaying
flags and bubble headed waves, that
the graceful bird, seen through half
closed eyes, appeared to be a half fan
ciful embodiment of the spirit of calm
delight, knee deep in some tide of
enchantment or romance. Maurice
CARE WITH ELECTRICITY.
Extreme Caution Should Be Used
Handling All Fixtures.
"Electricians think nothing of touch
ing with their fingers a 110 volt or 220
volt A. C. or D. C. switch to ascertain
whether it is alive or not," says the
Electrical Experimenter. "On the oth
er hand it is claimed in a number of
authentic cases on record that 110
volts, such as is used for ordinary light
ing circuits, has sufficed to produce fa
tal results to a human being. There
fore it behooves every one to take the
utmost care in handling electrical ap
paratus of any nature, no matter
whether it is a small toaster or an in
nocent looking electric light switch of
the push button variety.
"A good point to keep in mind would
be to exercise extreme caution in ma
nipulating all lamp sockets or switches
during or directly after a severe storm,
which may have blown down high volt
age wires so as to cause them to drop
across low tension wires supplying
"Those having electric lights in their
homes should always exercise the
•reatest care in manipulating any of
the devices connected to such service,
in the bathroom especially they should
never touch the socket or wall switch
while standing in the bathtub or with
wet feet on a floor where there is any
water, as these accidents happen at the
most unexpected moment. They are
practically immune from danger if they
would just take the trouble to see that
they always stand on a dry floor."
Always the Unknown.
Permit me to Introduce myself. You
have been on intimate terms with me
for some time.
And yet you do not know me. You
have talked with me on long walks
and in the still watches of the night
You have flattered me and cajoled me
and pleaded with me and condoned
me. And yet you do not know me.
The worst of this Is that you will
never know me. You wili always go
on believing that you do. This is your
I am the unknowable. 1 am the one
you live with and of whom you are
destined, so long as you live, to be in
I am the one you think you are!—
"What was the date of Columbus'
discovery of America?" an examiner
"Fourteen ninety-two," the bright
boy replied instantly.
"Right," said the examiner. "And
why was that date important for you
"Because I knew you would be sure
to ask it," the bright boy said.—New
An Office Cushion.
if those of you who have a husband
or brother or sister working in an of
fice will go to the trouble of making
a flat cushion for the chair of the
worker you will find that it saves the
trousers or skirt from getting shiny
and also helps to retain the garment
in form—Good Housekeeping.
"It makes a chap feel rather old to
meet the grown son of a former col
"That's so, but if he tries to make
love to the grown daughter of a for
mer college chum she'll make him feel
older still."—Birmingham Age-Herald.
The Right Kind.
"Modern steamers are floating ho
"Do they employ the bell buoys?'—
"We hare a large ladles' waiting
room In our, new .store."
"And none for the small ladles?"—
i' iiri 'I 'jiifiiii »mmi iuwfcuyn
By WILLARD BLAKEMAN
My father died when I was twelve
years old, leaving me a good property
in the care of my uncle, John Brough.
His name should have begun with a
"G," for he was the gruffest spoken
man I ever knew. I was sent to
boarding school till 1 was seventeen
and then to college. Upon graduating
I received a letter from my guardian
uncle to come to his bouse.
When I reached it, leaving the auto
in which 1 arrived with my hand bag
gage, I saw looking at me through an
upper window a young girl evidently
about seventeen, the sweetest face I
bad ever seen. I was thrilled at the
idea of being In a house with such a
lovely creature, being of an age to be
easily struck by a pretty girl.
On entering the house I saw another
face, the antipodes of the first It was
that of my uncle. His face was
square, his- mouth curved down at the
corners, his eyes set deep in bis head
and overhung by beetling brows.
"How old are you?" was his first
remark to me.
"I will be twenty-two next Septem
"By the term of your father's will
you are to have $10,000 the day you
are twenty-two years old $20,000 the
day you are twenty-five and the bal
ance when you are thirty. In the mat
ter of marriage, you can't take a wife
of whom I do not approve. You may
live in this bouse with me as long as
you like, but I have a warning for
you. I have a ward who has been left
In my care by her father who was a
bosom friend of mine. He left her a
fortune with the provision that she
should not Inherit it If she married
without my consent, and her father
charged me to bring about, if possi
ble, a marriage with a young man who
is part owner In certain property which
will fall to her. 1 care nothing about
the wife you select except this girl,
in her case it is hands off."
With the last words my uncle looked
at me so savagely that I believed if I
married his ward there would be In
finite trouble. This gave me deep con
cern, fo%r it struck me that the girl I
had seen at the window was this same
ward, by whom I was already stricken.
My uncle's bark proved worse than
Ms bite—that is, on all subjects except
my Interfering with the plans laid
down for his ward. Of course the for
bidden fruit was altogether too tempt
ing for me, and I soon learned that
she had received a warning similar to
mine, which had a like effect on her.
But our guardian seemed singularly
obtuse to the interest with which I
and Edith Sterling inspired each oth
er. At any pate, he made no effort to
prevent our being much together. We
drove, played tennis and rode on horse
back together without a word of re
monstrance from him. Edith and 1
talked over his action, or, rather,
want of action, and came to the con
clusion that since by the terms of our
inheritances he held the whip hand of
us he did not propose to interfere
with our temporary relations. When
the time for action came we would
feel his power.
When September came and with It a
legal age for me I received $10,000 of
my estate. Nothing could have been
more adverse to the plans laid down
for me and Edith Sterling. The pos
session of this money brought with it
an added temptation. I sounded Edith
to learn If she would give up her for
tune for me and this first payment of
my patrimony, which, If I defied my
guardian, was all I could hope for.
She was not only willing, but eager
to do so. I should not have permitted
this, but I was young and deeply In
love. Indeed, I felt guilty in having
suggested such a thing, and found It
difficult to look my uncle in the face.
This feeling was enhanced from the
fact that his harshness was all on the
surface, and was often used to render
more effective certain bursts of humor.
Well, the Inevitable result of putting
two youngsters of opposite sex under
the same roof forbidding them to love
each other, followed. One morning I
took Edith oat to ride, and driving to
a town across the border of the state
we were married. I telegraphed my
uncle of the fact, and awaited his re
ply It was very short, simply, "Shall
expect you for dinner." "Which
means," I said to Edith, "If you, too,
choose to give up wealth for love, It Is
no concern of his."
We reached my uncle's house half
an hour before dinner. He was not at
home, but expected soon. When be
arrived he found us in the library
waiting for him. He shook hands cor
dially with me and kissed Edith, then
led the way into the dining room.
The moment we entered It both
Edith and myself were astonished. It
seemed to have been set for a wedding
feast. A bottle of champagne was In
a cooler beside my uncle's chair and
as soon as we were served with food
it was uncorked, and our glasses being
filled my uncle raised his glass.
"To the folly of youth," be said.
"Those who. put you two under my
management found one who, under
standing these same follies, has been
well able to carry out their designs.
This marriage was planned for you
long ago, and when I consented to be
your guardian I consented only on con
dition that I should have my own way
as to bringing you two together. Had
I told you that you must marry, you
would have turned your backs on each
other. When I told you you should not
marry, with the penalty of each losing
a fortune, I drove you into each Other's
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MINOT and VICINITY
Mrs. Wm. Carroll has been visiting
in Iowa and in Minneapolis, where her
daughter, Ruth, is a senior in the Un
iversity of Minnesota.
Peter Busch, a Grano farmer, killed
an eagle that measures seven feet
from tip to tip.
Joe Smith, held to the district court
on a charge of assault with a danger
ous weapon with an intent to commit
bodily harm, pleaded guilty to assault
and was fined $55 and costs.
Lantz & Beam secured the contract
for the new Epstein grocery block for
$10,190. The Minot Plumbing and
Heating Co. secured the plumbing
work for $2,795.
Olga, the three-months-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Burke, who re
side at 322 First Ave. N. W., died
The preliminary hearing of Claude
Peoples, charged with killing Frank
Gregg, colored, will be held Friday.
The body of Gregg was buried this
T. R. Burke, clerk of Passport town
ship, and his neighbor, O. E. Kegley,
transacted business in Minot today.
Mr. Burke says that a fine township
hall, 18x28 feet with 10 foot posts,
was erected during the summer anil
this is being used for township meet
ings, dances and public gatherings of
all kinds. Mr. Kegley is a prosperous
Grand Forks beat Minot for the
state championship on the local grid
iron Saturday 7 to 6 in the hardest
fought game of the season. The Grand
Forks team didn't appear to be in it
with the local team and ordinarily
we should have won. The visitors used
a little better head work and used the
forward pass to advantage.
The Ladies' Auxiliary to the Bro
therhood of Railway Trainmen gave a
Hallowe'en dance at the hall on North
Main street Tuesday, and an excellent
time was enjoyed by all present.
Messrs. Kurth and Hellig of the
Citizens' Bank, succeeded in shooting
a couple of especially fine geese in the
hills south of town the first of the
week. Dr. Livingston of the Union
Dental parlors also was successful in
bagging two honkers Friday of last
week. He secured these in the -same
Mrs. C. F. Eaton, chairman of the
work committee, had charge of the
supper, and it would not be saying too
much to remark in passing that that
part of the evening's program was
properly handled. The lunch consist
ed of sandwiches, doughnuts, pumpkin
and apple pie, apples, nuts, cake and
coffee, and there was plenty and to
Mr. and Mrs. Weed are top-notch
entertainers and the Grange in Sur
rey has been made stronger and better
and happier thru their efforts to help
make the party a pleasant affair, and
the guests left for their homes at mid
night feeling that it was good to have
been there, and took with them a hear
ty invitation from Brother and Sister
Weed to "come again."
F. N. Fuller of the McKinney-Fuller
Motor Co., returned Friday from a
two week's trip to Chicago, Detroit
and Akron. While at the latter city
he attended a gathering of represen
tative dealers handling the famous
Firestone tires. There were over 500
in attendance, including a large num
ber of their "crack" salesmen from the
various sections of the United States.
It was a notable gathering and many
unique features were staged for the
visitors' benefit. At Detroit Mr. Ful
ler was present at Dodge Brothers'
lactory and saw the 100,000th car as
sembled in the presence of an immense
assemblage of distinguished guests.
From Detroit Mr. Fuller proceeded to
Chicago, where he was joined by Mrs.
Fuller, who had stopped off at her old
home in Wisconsin for a visit during
the time Mr. Fuller spent at the De
troit and Akron factories.
Subscribe for the Ward County In
dependent—11.50 per year.
Force of Habit.
Speaking of force of habit, some
years ago there was an Iron railing
around the capltol grounds at Wash
ington. The appropriation bill provided
for a watchman to close and lock the
gates every night at a certain hour and
open them at a certain hour every
morning. In the course of time the
railing or fence was removed, but the
gates swung between their Egyptian
pillars for a long time, and all that
time the watchman came and went
regularly, closing and opening the
gates according to law and drawing
Paper Making In Japan.
PapermaJclng was one of the earliest
industries of Japan. When Europeans
were writing on the skins of animals
and leaves of plants, ancestors of mod
ern Japanese were recording their
thoughts on paper made from wood or
vegetable fiber. Papermaklng in Ja
pan was probably introduced from
Korea about G10 A. D. in the reign of
the Empress Suiko, this being the first
mention of paper in Japanese history.
Small Tommy bad just come from
the back yard, where the cook was re
moving the feathers from a chicken.
"Have you seen anything of Jane?"
asked his mother.
"Sure," replied the little fellow.
'She is behind the shed husking a
'hen."—New York Globe.
"What a squint that theatrical man
"Don't you know managers always
have more or less a cast in their eye."
Flies and Typhoid.
It has been found that the preva
lence of typhoid fever in India varies
regularly with the abundance of flies.
Suspicion is very often useless pain.
li'li iv^CjrjC.J^,, -1",.1.1 J.,!..1.1"1!1.1.1"!1!
net very nattering.
Bobby, aged five, though Just two
years his sister Lucy's senior, was fa
therly towurd her, always explaining
everything to her that she had the
least doubt about. One day we over
heard this little lecture on the discrim
ination between beans and human be
ings "Now, baby, a bean is some
thing that's good to eat, but a human
bean—why, that's a lady."
Every day Is Bargain Day at
The New Family Shoe Store.
Notwithstanding the con
tinuous increase in cost of
materials that go to make
shoes, our prices are the
same. You should take ad
vantage of this and buy your
Fall and Winter supply.
Nothing in Shoes over
Men's, Women's and
Bring in the whole family.
Complete line of
Overshoes and Rubbers
FAMILY SHOE STORE
H. N. HALVORSON, Mgr.
Block North of P. O.
Minot, N. D.
J. C. CHAREST, M. D.
All-wool Blankets, size 60x88.
Reg. $8.00 value, OA
Special price (PviOU
All-wool Blankets, size 66x80*
Reg. $6.50 value. DC CC
Wool-finish Plaid Blankets. Reg.
$3.00 value. (A CC
Special price VmivU
Fine Heavy Cotton Blankets (color
gray). Reg. $2.50 0Q AA
value. Special priceiP£fe W
A master baker is he who knows
how to make a good loaf of bread. A
merchant baker is he who can profit
ably sell his goods.—Bakers' Weekly.
CORRECTED EVER* THURSDAY
Oreea Salted Hides No. 1 No. I.
G. 8. Hides, 25 lbs. and up. .181 .171
Q. S. Kips, 15 to 25 lbs .19 .17*
a S. Calf, 8 to 15 lbs .24 .231
O. S. Bulls, Stags or Oxen— 141 .131
Onto Widsi No. 1 No. S
Green Hides, 25 lbs. and up- .171 .lfl
Green Kips, 15 to 25 lbs .18 .16*
Green Calf, 8 to 15 lbs .28 .211
Green Bulls, Stags or Oxen .181 .12ft
rrloee for Tamils* foe Bote*
Horse or Cattle, any sise
Colt or Kip. not over 26 lbs. 8.21
Colt or Calf, not over 16 lb. 1.76
Tannine pelts, any sis* wool on... 1.6}
Don, any sise }.*•
Wolf or Coyote, any sise 1.6t
Deer Skins (hair on) 1.6#
Deer Skins (for buck)—.—....... 1.6#
Harness Leather, finished product
per lb. ... .11
Lace Leather, per sq. ft. .19
Shoe Leather, per sq. ft. .Is
Mm in BtfbM
Horse or Cattle. a^Tsiie *5.6*
Colt or Kip. not over 26 lbs. 4.il
Colt or Calr. not over 16 lbs. 2.76
Tannins and Lining Robes,
Minot Hide & Tanning
425 Front St. Phone 110 Minot, N. D.
HZSBS 119 nil
We positively give more valuable Illus
trated information relative to Hides and
Furs than any other house in the world.
We pay Highest Cub Prices for Xlde*
Tnxm, Pelts, Sto., and make prompt re
turns for each shipment. We sell trap
pers' supplies very cheap. Write for
Circular, Shipping Tags. Illustrated
Trap Book, Catalog, Etc—it's free.
IOBTEWS8IEM BTDE TV* CO.
Est. 1890 Minneapolis,
STOMACH AND NERVOUS DISEASES
OFFICjE: Son| gf Norway Bldg. Minot, North Dakota
If it is not convenient for you to conie and see me personally send yonr
name and address for my Ftee Medical Examination Questions for Home
FILL THIS OUT AMD SEND IN
Women Are the Purchasing
Agents of Most Families
That is why we feel that every woman
who sees this advertisement will inves
tigate, and determine for herself the un
usual furniture values found at this store.
Most homes reflect their owner's good judg
ment and taste, which is not a matter of ex
pense. Many well-appointed homes are fur
FOR THE DINING ROOM
PERIOD FURNITURE is con
stantly increasing in de
mand—and deservedly so.
The characteristic designs
—copies of the old periods
when all furniture was made
by hand and were all mas
terpieces of the woodwork
ers' art—add an individual
tone to your home. Call
and inspect our display of
Dining Room Furniture
many different period styles represented.
As big as our assortment of Bedroom Furniture is—in complete Suites
and Separate Pieces—it has been gathered with an eye to quality and the
most discriminating judgment for effectiveness. So our stock really stands
as the best collection of the best productions. All the popular periods ars
represented—and with such faithfulness in design—that you can make your
selection without hesitation.
It must be right througli and through or it wouldn't be here—is the
IQUILTS OF QUALITY
Large size^ Silk Quilt, beautifully
Large size quilts. Nice colors.
Reg. $5.00 val
Phone No. 7
.,v '. Ct-
Reg. $9.00 Qr»
Special price$ 9
Special price VTItMV
Good heavy Quilts. Reg. $4.00
Special price $3e40
Heavy Quilts. Assorted colors.
Reg. $2.50 values.
Minot, N. D.