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MERCE DEBATERS "GOT THEIRS" In Debate With Equity Speakers at Garrison, Chas. L. Boy land and Geo. J. Smith Suffered Defeat. On October 18th, at Garrison, N. D., there was a debate between represen tatives of the Equity Co-operative Ex change and representatives of the Chamber of Commerce. This, in our opinion, will be the last debate of its kind ev?r held in the Northwest. The audience was composed of a large crowd of farmers and business men from Garrison and vicinity, even though the weather was bad at the time. The Chamber of Commerce was represented by Chas. L. Boylan, for merly employe of the Equity Ex change but discharged from their em ployment on account of gambling ir options, and Geo. J. Smith, the late candidate for Governor of North Da kota, who tried to hold the Equity support while receiving money at the same time from members of the Cham ber of Commerce. A fine pair, indeed, to represent an institution that has been for so many years skinning the farmers of the Northwest by the many devices used by the Chamber of Commerce that are at this time so well known to the farmers through the efforts of the men that are backing the Equity Co-operative Exchange and putting up the battle for an honest grain market. There were other rep resentatives of the Chamber of Com merce present and among them was Travel— to Minneapolis, over any Road, they all Lead to HOTEL STRAND (Formerly St. Jamas) "Horn* of the Piccadilly Inn" 2nd Ave. So. and Wash. 200 ROOMS MODERATE PRICES Newly Finished and Furnished Throughout Men who the notorious "Bundy," so well known to all of the old time Equity workers as the manager of the Farmers Eleva tor at Voltaire, N. D., who tried his level best to put the Equity Co-opera tive Exchange in bad with the farm ers but who was defeated at every turn and asked as a special favor that no reference be made to him by the representative of the Exchange, if he attended the debate at Garrison. The time will no doubt come when both Mr. Smith and Mr. Boylan will want to attend some farmers meeting without having the fact thrown up to them that they were at one time in the past, faithful servants of the Cham ber of Commerce and traitors to the farmers in their battle for an honest grain market. This meeting was called by Mr. C. J. Jansen, president of the Farmers Ele vator Co., at Garrison, N. D., and was called by reason of the fact that Smith and Boylan had been boasting to the farmers of Garrison and vicinity that President J. M. Anderson of the Eq uity Co-operative Exchange did not dare to appear before them at Garri son and face the charges that the "would-be politician" and "ex-em ploye of the Equity" were ready to make. At the beginning of the debate Mr. Boylan made it clear that he was com pelled to make a living for himself and family. Mr. Smith said he was there because of his deep interest in the farmers of North Dakota, which lie evidently did not show when he was a candidate for governor and bidding for the support of the Equity mem bers and at the same time hob-nob bing with members of the Chamber of Commerce and receiving from them checks at the rate of $400.00 a clip. Mr. Smith began by stating that the Equity Co-operative Exchange was bankrupt and to prove this, cited the fact that they had borrowed at one time the past year, $75,000.00. He al so charged that the Exchange was run by grafters, and a bunch of nine pins, evidently referring to the Board of Directors. Mr. J. F. Diefenbach was present and spoke for a few minutes answer ing charges that had been made against him and offering to produce any proof necessary that the business of the Equity Co-operative Exchange, as far as he knew, had been conduct ed in an honest and upright manner. In Mr. Anderson's remarks, he re viewed carefully the circumstances that led up to Mr. Boylan's discharge, for the reason before stated. He also reviewed carefully the fact that Mr Smith had received a check for $400.00 from a Chamber of Commerce firm, at the time he was a candidate for R0ELL HDW. CO. Sheet Metal and Furnace Works Hot air heating and ven tilating installed after lat est methods, insuring warm and well ventilated homes. XXTH Century Furnaces constructed by one of the largest exclusive furnace foundries in the country. No old iron is used in making castings for the XXTH Century. 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In going over the recqrd of Mr. Smith as a friend of the farmers, he took occasion to ask why Mr. Smith had opposed so bitterly the candidates which the farmers of North Dakota had chosen for state offices. In regard to Mr. Smith's charge that the Exchange had borrowed $75, 000, he stated that Mr. Smith was wrong in his statement as the Ex change had borrowed $1,250,000.00, and that the banks of the Northwest were satisfied that the Exchange was not a bankrupt firm or they would not have loaned this amount of money to them. During the course of Mr. Smith's re marks he had referred to Mr. Ander son as incompetent to fill the position he was holding but this remark tended to make Mr. Smith the "laughing stock" of the farmers. Mr. Anderson has been President of the Equity Co operative Exchange since its organiz ation and it has grown in the short space of time that it has been in ex istence to be one of the largest grain commission houses in the world. In this connection it might be noted that the institution which Mr. Smith is at the head of would probably have more difficulty in borrowing $75.00 than the Equity Co-operative Ex change would have in borrowing $75, 000.00. At the close of the meeting, Boylan, evidently not realizing how badly he was beaten, asked for an expression from the audience in regard to which way they stood, but was hissed and hooted at by the farmers present in a manner that gave him to understand without any further expression what the farmers thought of his charge against their own organization. World's Debt to the Unsatisfied. Those who are quite satisfied sit still and do nothing those who are not quite satisfied are the sole bene factors of the world.—Landor fUl The Minot College of Commerce Seeks the patronage of business men and pros pective students for the following sufficient reasons: The only school in Minot with sufficient equipment to give complete, thorough, and up to-date instruction in shorthand, typewriting, salesmanship, bookkeeping, banking, commer cial law, rapid calculation. The only school with an actual business department, including six of fices and bank. The only school with a circular letter department. The only school with a dictaphone, adding machine, check writers, filing cabinets, containing every known standard system of filing. The only business college with an established reputation, sufficient to be a guarantee that graduates will be placed in good paying positions. Have spent over $10,000.00 cash money in equipping and maintaining this school since 1911. Will build a permanent home for the college at 410 South Main, next year. If we haven't the best there is, go where you can get it, but first, inves tigate our claims. Day and evening classes. Minot College of Commerce, 410 S. Main. C. E. Bemis, President. Phone 236 phone 244 TWO IN ONE. Schoolgirls are wearing tams made of ribbon to match the colors of their suits. The one pictured is a wide navy gros-grain, with short streamers in the back and a gay worsted fancy on the top of the crown. The black velvet turban is all spiky, with uncurled ostrich feathers set on to simulate a duck's nest. LOTS LOTS Elbow Park Manor Buy Them Now Western Bankers Investment Co. First International Bank Building Call us and we will be glad to drive you over this beautiful subdivision any day A FAREWELL SURPRISE. About forty neighbors and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Evenson on Monday evening to bid them good-bye and wish them good luck in their new home. We see them leave our neighborhood with regret but what is our loss is some one else's gain. Pleasant games were indulged in and a delightful lunch was served at midnight, after which the floor was cleared and the younger ones tripped the light fantastic until morning. A lovely silver sugar and cream set was presented to them as a small token of remembrance by their many friends they are leaving here. All journeyed to their homes in the early morning after having spent a delightful night. A PLEASANT SURPRISE. The neighbors and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Lawson on Wednesday evening to re mind them that they had traveled in double harness for ten years. After the crowd had arrived and Mr. and Mrs. Lawson were able to take along breath again, games were started which provided amusement until mid night, when a splendid lunch was served. 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