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w: if'. X: ii li I pv fe I. |i THE WARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT Published Every Thursday —bv— TRUAX & COIXORD Minot, N'»r?h Dakota Catered June 18,1902, as Second Class Katter at the Postoffice at Minot, N. D., tinder the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. [MEMBER HDRA3 UNION ^NoT.NSi^ My Country—May she ever be right but right or wrong—My Country. iwss BUT til EM! Germany no doubt realizes by this time that she is due for a fearful whipping. She feels herself slipping. She has seen Bulgaria, her ally, col lapse and sue for peace on Allied terms. She knows that Turkey will soon be in the same boat. She knows that Italy is ready to spring at Aus tria. She sees the Allies victorious in all engagements on the western front. The Hindenburg line is crumbling and hjr reserves are fast being eaten up. Since she began her drive in March, she has lost a million and a half of iier best soldiers in killed, wounded and captured. She sees the Amen cans coming over in overwhelming, numbers. She knows that her own country is about due for an invasion and knowing what the invasion of Belgium and France has meant to the Allies, she will squeal like a stuck pig before she will allow the armies of the Allies to fight on German soil. The Kaiser, in an address to his army ai.d navy, practically admits defeat, referring to the reverses on the Mac edonian front and to the fact that the Germans are now confronted by overwhelming numbers. The Kaiser says that with God's help in his "righteous cause" the borders of Ger many may still be protected, but e: has evidently given up the idea of winning himself. lie says tluu Ger manv will have to fight on to the last mani rather than accept a humiliat ing peace. Germany may not be ready to lay down arms and accept terms of peace as proposed by President Wilson, just yet, but the time is fast approaching when she will be in a mood to accept any terms, fahe hopes that her borders will remain intact, even tho she may have to submit, to disarmament. In the meantime the Allies will con tinue their onslaughts on the foe never forgetting what the Huns d.tt. to the poor Belgians. The Allies will never forget tha., Germany launched the war four years ago for world conquest that she in-i vaded Belgium, Serbia and ,^ra without provocation that she has slaughtered civilians, murdered ba-. bies, pinning them to the walls "ftith bayonets raped the mothers sisters and daughters and cut off then breasts crucified to barn doors tne, soldiers who resisted her shelled the] cathedrals, bombed the hospitals,: sunk hospital ships and neutral me*'" chantmen carrying women and chil dren burned our towns, cities and, villages chopped down fruit trees. destroyed crops, blew up mines and poisoned wells stabled their horses in, the churches and dwellings of con-j que re it re ad or re a disease, famine, and horror over half of Europe and murdered tens of mil-1 lions of men, women and children who wanted nothing but to be permitted to live their lives in peace. But now the Kaiser's goose ap pears to be about cooked, so he has traded Von Hertling for Maximilian. The Allies are certain to see that Germany is now a democracy and Foch will tall off his armies and send the Americans back home. Then after a few years, when Germany has rest ed a bit, the war can be begun all over again. And the Kaiser expects that God will give him peace. Minot merchants declare that bus iness is picking up wonderfully and they are certain to have & very sat isfactory fall season. One store re ports that its sales last Satur day were 100 per cent larger than those of any previous day since it has been in business and practically *n*r T*r everybody reports a big gain. While the harvest in this vicinity was only about 50 per cent normal, the value of the crop in dollars and cents is perhaps greater than any ever grown herebefore. Nearly every farmer will pay expenses or a little more and some of the more fortunate ones have made fair money. The Miaot mer chants have laid in very large and complete stocks at lower prices than those now asked by the wholesale houses and they have marked their goods so that they are receiving the ordinary profit. They are thus able to compete with the mail order houses very successfully, hence the splendid trade they are enjoying. The weather has been favorable for the potato harvest and this section of the state is marketing a bountiful crop. The average is about 150 bush els to the acre, where the spuds were taken proper care of and in the Minot district, a good many hundred bushels are being shipped. The growers are not getting enough for their product here at home at the present time. The Independent understands that the buyers at Surrey, Sawyer and some of the other towns are buying the po tatoes on the track at around fifty and sixty cents a bushel. This price is too low. Considering present wages and conditions, a farmer can not handle potatoes at a profit at such a low price. Every bushel of pota toes a farmer digs is worth a dollar and they will get that price, or more, the Independent is advised, if they will only hold them long enough. Po tatoes in Kansas City are bringing $1.75 a bushel. It certainly does not cost a dollar a bushel to ship pota toes from Minot to Kansas City. Altho the woman suffrage amend ment was defeated in thg Senate by BUY THEM! I two votes, Senators Gronna and Mc ___ Cumber of North Dakota both voted other time Porter J. voted PEACE WITH GERMANY. against it, but he evidently has been The German Chancellor, Maximil-! watching the good work that the wo ian, by means of a communication men are doing in the war and con sent thru Switzerland on Oct. 4, ask-: eluded that the woman who knows ed the United States for an armistice enough to knit socks and sweaters by the Allies in order to talk over for our soldier boys, nurse the sick peace terms. President Wilson Tues- and the wounded and even take men's day replied that no armistice could be' places at hard jobs at home to re considered by the Allies as long as German troops remained on invaded soils and not even then unless the German government is willing to ac cept the terms laid down by President ilson on behalf of the Allies in his address to Congress on January 8 last. President Wilson inquires of the German Chancellor if "the imper ial chancellor is speaking merely fcr the constituted authorities of the em-| pire, who have so far conducted the war?" —Child's Crib. Hard maple. Finished White enamel. Square posts cross rails and spindles. Sliding side. Sides 20 inches deep. Light and easy to handle. Ship ping weight 33 lbs. Our special low 1 AC rice JI0«J70 —when you own a MONARCH RANGE you will be the envy of all your neighbors—ev ery woman takes pride in telling her friends •she owns a Monarch Range for she knows that she owns the high est class and finest steel range that it is possi ble for money to buy. You will find over 25 models of Monarch Ranges at McCoy Fur niture Co. for you to make your selection from. Now is a good time to buy a range. The government is us ing all the steel and all stoves and ranges are going to be very hard lo secure. pemnp lease fighters for the army, ought to have brains enough to mark a ballot. I The land remains very dry, too dry for fall plowing, the farmers tell us, yet several are doing a little plowing as they say the war has left them so short of hands that they must get some work done this fall or there will be a big shortage of acreage next season. If one could bank on plenty of rain next year, dry fall plowing might amount to something, but with a season like that of 1918, the farm er who sat down last fall and did no plowing, was a good deal of money ahead of the game. Minneapolis aad St. Paul are slur ring each other because neither city succeeded in raising its subscription to the Fourth Liberty Loan in sched uled time. They might send repre sentatives out to Minot to learn how things are done in the cow country, where our quota was raised the first day. A TREE IN NO MAN'S LAND. A dream Or was it truth ?—I found a place That thrice a desert was where not a trace Of human care or occupance re mained But here and there the mangled sod was stained With trodden poppy or strange crim son flower Shot up from drench of blood in re cent hour! Charred grasses tufted many a crum bling verge Whereon my risky footsteps I did urge And there, in passing haste, a branch I broke From one wry, leafless branch of tree —that spoke, And with lamenting filled the deso late air, Which thence took on a deeper, dark despair. So, once, in Underlands of Night, it chanced, At a like cry the Tuscan stoood en tranced— Yet different, too. for this poor rifted —genuine "Kitchen Maid" Cabinet. Built all through of solid oak. Dove tailed corners makes the joints ab solutely flush, preventing all -hance of separation. Auto matic sugar bin tilts forward open and when pushed Sack closes automatically. Wear proof finish. Sanitary Base. Round corners inside. Aluminum working top. Gravity locks that never get out of" order. It will save the housewife 10,000 foot steps a year. Our very low OQ QC price \J*J Guaranteed 10 Years Send for samples of our curtain shades. Our best prices will be mailed with samples. *, -Sr* 1» 'J-H —now is the time to buy a sewing machine, Buy one before the price advances, buy one so you can make your own clothes. This ma chine we illustrate is a high speed machine. The sewing head with full sized arm, has more improvements, combi nations and time and labor saving devices than any other machine of like grade in this this countryQ/J 7Q The price is O Minot tree Held not a spirit doomed by stem de Ci00 For evil wrought in life. But, aweet and faint, Then stronger growing, came its re quiem plaint, That, had ft been in words that hu man are, Had run like this: "Thou comest from afar Dread things to learn. But I, though stricken down, And not again to wear my leafy crown, Or pleasant shade for man and beast afford, Mourn not my death, but theirs, the lean, bright sword Devours ere they have touched their goodly prime, Leaving great dearth of them for af tertime." "O Tree!" I cried, "lament for them— lament! Tears are their due! Yet, know that these have sent Miraculous heritage to afterdays. Though in the flesh no more they walk our ways, They live! Ay, they the quick, and we the dead, Unless their deeds New Life in us have bred. Redemptory, for man's sake have they died— Their plea for us—it shall not be de-1 With this was gone the rifted tree—j the plain— And I from No Man's Land was home, again. —Edith M. Thomas. J. W. Smith Will Hold Sale. J. W. Smith is arranging to hold ai big closing out farjn sale at his home' two and a half miles east of Surrey on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The complete bill will appear in next week's Inde pendent. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have resided on their farm for the past fourteen years but expect to leave. Their many friends will be pleased to learn, however, that they will remain in this section of the state. Mr. Smith has an immense lot of farm machinery in good condition as well as other farming equipment. Headquarters for Farmers and Ranchers This store enjoys a larger farm and ranch business than any store of its kind in North Dakota. The Farmer and Rancher feels at home when he comes to this store. The kind of housefurnishings he desires to own are to be found at this store—not the extrava gant elaborate kind of furniture, but the good long wearing sensible kind—the kind that will be as good twenty years, from now as it is today. —there is nothing that you can purchase for your living room that is as attractive and comfortable as a folding Davenport. During the day it is a large comfortable Davenport and at night it can be opened into a full sized comfortable bed. The style we illustrate is an es pecially attractive and comfortable Davenport and it can be folded up complete with the bedding, it is not necessary to remove the bedding in this style Davenport. The frame is constructed of solid oak, fumed finish.' It is upholstered in rich brown imitation Spanish Oyl QO Leather. .Our Special low price mtw END ON Several months ago before the price of rugs had advanced we pur chased from a large eastern manufacturer a large quantity of large and medium room sized rugs, the sizes are 9 ft 12 ft. and 8.3 ft. by 10.6 ft. In this assortment will be found most any color you de sire. The quality is extra fine, the fabric is 'heavy and will give long service. Our Special Prices Size 8.3 ft. by 10.6 ft Size 9 ft.'by 10 ft McCoy Furniture Company 225-227-229-231 So. Main Street H. A. Sampson, banker of Nashua, Montana, brot his little daughter to consult a Minot specialist regarding an affection of her eyes on Monday of this week. Mr. Sampson was fomier ly in the banking business at Berth old and for a short time was a mem ber of the Board of County Commis sioners of Ward county. Mr. Sarrtp- son says the crops in To Kwri'sVully combiit the influenza, which lias stricken a number el our army and navy boys, special camp has been fitted up on the grounds of the Coney Hill hospital In Brookline, Mass. Tills picture (shows one ef the nurses using a mask as protection against the disease, which la OM tagious. rj te'.r*' I!"'.' V.J —these days we are, all of us economizing. We are lucky to Ire able to eat hash, in fact this little food chopper will make the most delicious hash you ever tasted. It has interchangeable cutters, coarse, medium, and fine. The original food chopper. Our price 1.89 Our Special Price $1.25 $2.98 GUAR S E I A —we have a few 3 ft. by 6 ft. Congo ieun Rugs we are row selling for only $1.80 $15.98 $17.88 —Curtain Stretchers come handy this time of the year $1.80 No. Dak. the rioiaily ef Nashua were very poor this ••MOB. Wilson Auction Sale. Mm. A. B. Wilson, who ««m farm 12 miles north of hold an auction sale of FIGHTING THE INFLUENZA IN AMERICA V'* ft Photo Western Newspaper —here is a dining as food 20 years from now as fiftf a tm» the eity, will Wr personal property, including som# HfMillly fine horses, on Tuesday, October fS. room table that will be It is today. Very strongly made of solid oak throughout.^ Top measure 42 inches, ex tends 6 feet. Non-divid center post" Our price 17.7JJ rfg§§ mm —this large size basket is made of genuine split "Rock Elm.'' —Child's Gen rhe bottom is heavily reinforced. nine Reed They sell regularly for $1.50. Nursing Chair —genuine "Savoy Roast ers, extra heavy full fin ish steel, seamless, blue black finish. •«4 $2.15 1 —Folding Egg Car rier, holds 12 dozen 2ggs. Wire bail wood handle. 49c Your mail order will be shipped the same day it is received. J§r