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Vol. 17 No. 24
MINOT READY TO
BUY LIBERTY BONDS
Indications Are thai Ward County
Will Readily Raise Its Quota of
Half Million—Minot Must Sub
scribe for Half.
Everything is in readiness for the
Fourth Liberty Loan campaign which
begins in Minot next Monday morning
at 9 o'clock. Chairman R. M. Gra
ham, in charge of the city campaign,
has his committees all up on their
toes, just "rearin'" to get to work.
The campaign has been thoroly adver
tised thruout the county. Publicity
Manager W. F. Jones has seen that
page advertisements have appeared in
each county paper. The people are
now all aware that the campaign is
soon to start and they are ready for
Chairman R. E. Barron of the coun
ty believes that the half million dol
lars will be subscribed in the three
days. He has assurances and despite
tfte fact that the crops have not been
good, the farmers are mighty loyal
and will do even beter than one could
naturally expect of them.
The whistles will all blow in the
city Monday morning at nine o'clock
and they will blow at intervals when
each additional $10,000 is subscribed.
Mr. Graham hopes that the Minot
campaign can be cleaned up in the one
day. Headquarters will be maintain
ed at the Association of Commerce
The big Fourth Liberty Loan pa
rade will be held in Minot promptly
at 11 o'clock Saturday morning, Sept.
28. All of the Minot places of busi
ness will be closed between 11 and 1
o'clock that day for the parade.
Leo Golisch, general chairman for
the parade, believes that the patriotic
pageant will be even longer than the
one for the Third Liberty Loan. It
is apt to go three miles long. The
parade will start from the armory
and the various units are asked to as
semble at 0:45. C. D. See has charge
of the men's organizations which will
participate in the parade and Miss
Alma Sandstrom, secretary of the Y.
W. C. A., will be in charge of the wo
The Musicians' Band, the Town
Criers' Million Dollar Drum Corps
attired in their uniforms for the first
time, and the various organizations
Mai^y of the wholesale and business
houses are arranging for splendid
floats. R. M. Graham offers a cup
for the finest float. The merchants
will have one mammoth float as a
The Child Welfare organization is
arranging for a unique float, carrying
a gentle milch cow with a milk maid
in charge. The ladies in charge of
the work will be on deck all day long,
raising funds to buy milk for Minot's
needy children. A hundred ladies car
rying milk bottles will collect funds,
and tag the donors with small paper
bottles, prepared by the Minot school
The Town Criers are arranging for
a big street dance on the pavement
Saturday night and are now busy
selling a couple thousand tickets. The
money raised will go to defray ex
penses of advertising the Fourth Lib
erty Loan. If the weather does not
permit of an out of door dance, a hall
or two will be secured. The music
will be furnished by the Minot Music
ians orchestra and will be great.
On Sunday afternoon, there will be
a big Community Sing, on Main
street, the various church choirs tak
ing the lead in the singing. A. P.
Blonde, tl^ chairman of this feature,
reports the rehearsals coming along
At the same time as the Commun
ity Singing, 2:30, Sunday afternoon,
the big nineteen-foot Statue of Liber
ty will be unveiled on Main street at
the Elks' Home corner. Speaking will
be a special feature of the unveiling.
A Fill For BUI—liberty Bond*
Lawyers Raise "Garden Sass."
Attorneys Sinkler and Eide are cer
tainly proud of their fine truck gar
den north of the city. They raised
about two acres of potatoes this sea
son which they are now engaged in
harvesting. The "spuds" will go
around 150 bushels per acre. They
say that in case their legal practice
is not suifieiently remunerative to
afford them a comfortable living this
winter they can at least live well
from their "garden sass," besides
sparing a "helping" now and then for
their less fortunate brothers in the
Printers thought the typesetting machine
was not practical—
The horse breeder said the automobile
\tfould ne^er be in general use—
The wire manufacturer said "wireless"
•was a dream—
E%en congressmen said "heavier-than
air" flying machines were impossible—
The last to be disturbed b$ the v? heels
of progress is the single-record phon
ograph manufacturer, who sa$s the
playing of all records on one machine
"cannot be done."
"Cannot Be Done"
is nov? in the scrap heap, for—
It attracts the
It pleases the ear.
It pla^s all records
at their best.
It is All
Hear the Brunswick
First Decide for
For sale by
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Doyle, Candidate for Governor, De
S. J. Doyle, democratic nominee for
governor, delivered a political address
at the Lyceum theatre Saturday night,
under the auspices of the Independent
Voters' Association. He attacked the
nonpartisan league, stating that the
organization was conceived and is be
ing managed by leading socialists. He
dwelt at some length on the record of
Kate Richards O'Hare, Walter Thom
as Mills and the socialist platform.
He talked for about two hours.
J. J. Hastings of Fargo, who is
said to be a director in several non
partisan banks, occupied a front seat,
and interrupted the speaker with
questions. G. S. Wooledge, who in
troduced the speaker, called upon the
man to be quiet, and someone shouted,
x'ut him out." Doyle interceded,
stating that he knew who Hastings
was and that he wanted him to hear
what he had to say.
Doyle explained that his main ob
jection to the nonpartisan league is
its attempt to bond the state in an un
limited manner, by enacting House
Bill 44. He also accused some of the
leaders with making disloyal utter
If You Oau't right—Buy Bonds
E.. M. Mitchell and Miss Lucie E.
Quinn were united in marriage Mon
uay evening by Rev. Jos. Raith at the
home of Father Raith. The couple
were attended by Mr. and Mrs. John
The bride appeared charming in a
gown of gray taffeta silk with hat to
match. Mrs. Sundby was attired in a
navy blue tailored suit.
At the conclusion of the ceremony,
the wedding party were entertained
at the home of Mrs. S. Sullivan, where
dinner was served. The decorations
were red roses and candles. Covers
were laid for eight.
The bride came to Minot from Far
go two years ago and has since held
a responsible position at the Fair
store. She has won a host of friends.
Mr. Mitchell has been one of Mi
not's prominent businessmen for
years, being engaged in the tailoring
business. The couple have the very
best wishes of a great many friends.
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WARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT
THE INDEPENDENT HAS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY WEEKLY IN THE STATE
IN FLANDERS FIELDS
By Col. Jack McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies grow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing fly,
Scarce heard among the groans below
For we are dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our fight against the foe
To you, from failing hands we throw
The torch. Be yours to lift it hogh
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies blow
In Flanders fields.
By An American
In Flanders fields the cannons boom,
And fitful flashes light the gloom
While, up above, like angels fly
The fierce destroyers of the sky
With stains the earth where you
Is redder than the poppy bloom
In Flanders fields.
Your flaming torch aloft we bear,
With burning heart and oath we swear
To keep the faith, to fiht it through
To crush the foe, tir sleep with you
In Flanders fields.
CLAIMED BY MASTER
Fourteen-Year-Old Daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. H. A. Catherman Died
After Long Illness With
Genevieve, the little 14-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Cath
erman, prominent farmers residing
12 miles northeast of the city died at
a local hospital Thursday morning of
last week after a. lingering illness
from Bright's disease. The funeral
was held from the Norwegian Luth
eran church in McKinley township
Sunday afternoon, Rev. Gullixson con
ducted the services. Genevieve was
the second oldest in a family of nine
children, six boys and three girls. She
was of a happy, bright disposition and
her sunny smile will be missed not
only from the immediate family but
from that community as well. She
was a devout Christian and her sub
lime faith in her Heavenly Father
will be an inspiration thru life to those
who watched at her bedside during her
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Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, Thursday, September 26, 1918 Subscription $1.50 Per Anim?
In Flanders fields.
Sleep on ye brave. The shrieking shell,
The quaking trench, the startled yell
The fury of the battle Hell,
Shall wake you not,
all is well
TURES OF SOLDIERS
One Fair Store Window to be Given
Over to Display for the Fourth
will be shown °n each photo and Mr ,)0y.
Woodward guarantees that they will
be taken good care of. The pictures, commissions.
ot the soldiers who have died, will
be indicated by gold stors. The pic-
The Allied forces have made great
gains against the Germans and Bul
garians in Macedonia, probably cut
ting thousands of the enemy off from
retreat. The German-Bulgarian forces
seem to have been split apart in a dis
The British have made great gains
in Palestine, capturing 40,000 Turks
and 265 guns.
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Entertained Four-Minute Men.
Minot's four-minute men were en
tertained at an enjoyable banquet at
the Leland hotel Monday at noon.
They were addressed by R. E. Bar
ron, M. R. Porter and R. M. Gi*aham,
county district and city chairmen re
spectively for the Fourth Liberty
Loan campaign, and by Pres. A. G.
Crane. Covers were laid for nine
A Pill Tot Bill—Xdberty Bonds
Let's Do as Well as the Soldiers.
When a soldier, who gets only $30
a month, can pay for his $10,000 in
surance policy and buy Liberty bonds
besides, we who are permitted to stay
at home should not complain when we
are asked to buy bonds until it hurts.
James Johnson received a Liberty
bond from his son, Rollie Johnson, Co.
A, 10th Engineers, who is fighting in
France. AltKo Rollie is doing some
hard fighting, risking his life for dem
ocracy, he feels that he is not doing
enough, so he is saving a part of his
small salary for the purchase of
bonds. And he's not tne only sol
dier who is doing it, either.
Sugar Station Established—Red Cross
The Retail Merchants Association
of Minot has established a Sugar
Store in the vacant garage opposite
the Federal building at the corner of
First Avenue and First street S. W.
where sugar is sold exclusively by
committee representing the Minot Red
Cross Chapter to which society the
net profits will accrue. No sugar
is sold at any other place in the city.
A special committee from the mer
chants association has been at the
store every day this week instructing
the ladies as to the proper methods of
filling out the required vouchers and
assisting the Red Cross ladies in get
ting everything properly adjusted for
the successful conduct of the busi
ness. Mrs. Fred V. Dale, Mrs. H.
M. Wilson and Mrs. Mitchell were in
charge Wednesday, when a represent
ative of the Independent called at the
establishment and found that things
were being conducted in a business
like manner and the place was as
spick and span as the most critical
could ask for. A representative of
the Association informs the Indepen
dent that the purpose of having one
sugar station for the city was to re
lieve the merchants from the grief
attendant upon the filling out of the
various vouchers required and anoth
I object was that in this manner the
Minot Chapter would be afforded a
I steady source of income which will be
an item of considerable moment taken
month after month as it is estimated
that the net receipts will average
around $125 monthly.
A pill For Bill—Liberty Bonds
TIME CHANGES OCTOBER 27
Chicago, Sept. 25.—When the na
tion yawns and takes an extra hour's
sleep on October 27, the date set for
ending the daylight-saving season,
there is grave danger of causing a
great waste in the clock-making in
er clocks and all clocks ,triking fT" ri*
the hours, and would reqmr
vices of an army of repair men, thus
causing an unnecessary war.te of man
"Turn the hands around eieven
hours," is the advice of the time ser
vico department of the Western Un
ion company. By turning the handsi
lours, and would require the ser-j
change the same re.
will be had."
J. K. Woodward, display.jyyyggr^ A Fill For Bill—Liberty Bonds
lvt!n I IELT. NORTIIRUP RE-
clow for the Fourth that. TURNS TO ST LOUIS
•1}':erest t° the Lieutenant Marvin Northrup who
.5! Northwest. The win- has been here l'or a few days visit
do will be ready for inspection next,^^ j, grandmother, Mrs. Maxham
Monday night and will contain among I
and his unde and aunt,
mnay of the soldiers from this sechon
This, is a new feature for the west, Stocks are being enlarged and prep
and will attract a great many. orations being made for a record
Help Name a Warship breaking business which is certain to
LATE WAR NEWS be done this fall.
Little news of much importance has
been received from the war zone dur
ing the past week. The American I
sector appears rather quiet and one
surmised that Pershing's men have
something up their sleeves which is!
apt to develop within a day or two.
The American line remains within ten
or fifteen miles of Metz, the well forti
fied German city.
The British have made some gains
towards St. Quentin and that city is
apt to be in Haig's hands within a
week. His army is within three or
four miles of that city which is par
Dr. and Mrs.
I C. F. Sweet, has returned to the
of the state as am be procured. The ha.8 been taking his training. Lieut,
name of each, with rank and company
NT01.ihrup is one of
the many Minot
who have ma(]e R00/in tho
sei.vice and recoived well merited
tures of the two Minot companies, Improvements at McCoy Department
the service flag of the Association of I Store.
Commerce, the showing all of the U. A spacious balcony is being arrang
S. war camps, the new Liberty Loan 1 ed at the McCoy Department store
posters, war relics, etc., will be shown where the millinery will be displayed
the north display window, and no and the store will be re-aranged, giv
merchandise will be displayed in this the shoe department twice as
window. ... ,1 much room as it occupies at present.
HM WAS GASSED
Minot Soldier, Once Reported Killed,
is In Hospital a Second Time
Had But Recently Returned
to the Trenches.
Today's casualty list again contains
the name of Lieut. Howard Huston,
who is reported as having been
llis condition is not reported.
Lieut. Huston some weeks ago wss
reported as having died from wounds,
but this fortunately proved an error.
He was wounded in the abdomen while
fighting, but recovered and was again
sent to-the trenches.
A letter received by Surrey friends
from him this week, stated that he
was back with tiie boys in the
trenches. He is in charge of a gas
squad of his company. He wrote that
he had read an account of his death
in a Chicago paper under date of Aug.
1, which also carried a report of the
death of Raymond Stake of Surrey,
who was killed in action.
If You Can't Fight—Buy Bonds
Surrey Soldier in Officers" Training
I'rof. Lloyd Fox, assistant princi
pal of the Surrey school last year,
enlisted in June and went with tho
iirst contingent to the Agricultural
College, taking up wireless. At the
end of eight weeks, he was acting ser
geant and was retained to assist in
training the second contingent. He
was recommended for the officers'
training camp and is now at Camp
Grant, 111. lie graduated from the
Surrey high school in 1912 and from
Tor ward until the time indicated is| cd, as he cxpects to entev the officers'
one hour less than at the start of the Ivainin.* ^..mp. lie did excellent work
If You Can't Fight—Buy Bonds
.Surrey School Opens Monday.
Tlii.' Surrey schools will open Mon-
villi Miss Elsie Lawrence acting
.superintendent. She was the prin
Just year. The superintendent,
A. Stauffer, asked to be reliev-
.t as slopping at Surrey and there is general regret
I that lie will not return.
If You Can't Pight—Buy Bonds
Surrey Lad Gassed.
Josh Reynolds, a former Surrey
lad, the son of Rev (Reynolds, now
deceased, former Presbyterian pastor,
was gassed while fighting in France.
He enlisted with the Canadian army
If You Can't Fight—Buy Bonds
De lh of Prominent Ca:v Farmer.
Wier Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. E. Erickson, living northeast, of
Carpio, died at a Kenmara hospital
Wednesday evening as the result of
an attack of appendicitis, complicated
with ulcers ol the stomach. He was
taken to the Ken mare institution some
three weeks ago where an operation
was performed but the. complications
which ensued caused his death. Mr.
Erickson was but 27 years of age and
had been married less than two years.
He leaves a wife and nine months old
baby besides his father and mother to
mourn his untimely death. As we go
to press we are unable to learn ar
rangements regarding the funeral of
Do They Hesitate?
Do Our Boys hesitate when the command
comes to "go over the top"? They go over
the top with grim determination to give their
all if necessary for our sake.
They face an uncertainty when they step out
from the shelter of the trench, but do they hesi
Should we, at home, then hesitate in buying
Liberty Bonds? We "at homes", comfortably
living in ease, while our boys—blood of our
blotrd—are facing death to protect us and our
We will not hesitate.
WE DARE NOT.
We are facing no uncertainty in buying Lib
erty Bonds, nor making any supreme sacrifice.
The Fourth Liberty Loan is called
"The Fighting Loan". Let us "Stay
at Homes" show the world that we can
also fight. Let us hold the "support
trenches" and make our boys feel that
their backing is solid.
Don't hesitate, don't try to sidestep the is
sue, don't be a deserter from the army of sup
I E O N S
and Help Car|y our Flag to
(Contributed for the Winning of theWat)