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The Ward County independent. [volume] (Minot, Ward County, N.D.) 1902-1965, October 10, 1918, Image 9

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Vsl. 17 No. 26
Aaittr Keaaard Has Issued Call for
Mi to Appear on Monday, Tuesday
aad Wednesday.
Three hundred and twenty-five
Ward county men who registered in
•M 19 to 36 draft, have been notified
to appear at the court house Mon­
day, Tuesday and Wednesday of next
week for examination, a third for
«seh day. These are men who have
claimed no exemption and about 80%
a£ them will pass the physical exam
Those who are accepted will prob­
ably be called some time during No­
vember. Plans had been made to
ttll them in October, but the epidemic
in the camps will probably delay the
County Auditor Kennard has re­
ceived about 1500 of the questionnaires
some of them are not back yet.
Nonpartisan Meetings Cancelled
The Labor and Nonpartisan meeting
scheduled to be held in Minot Tues­
day, October 15, at which Thomas
Sullivan of St. Paul and Frank Mil
hollen of Bismarck were the princi­
pal speakers as well as the Nonpar­
tisan League meeting set for Thurs­
day, October 17, at which Walter
Thomas Mills was to speak, have both
been cancelled by order of the State
Board of Health. Acting upon in­
structions from Dr. McGurren- of Dev­
ils Lake, the secretary of the State
Health Department, City Health^Offi
oer Knapp has refused his permission
for these meetings. The cancellation
•f all public gatherings thruout the
eountry is a nation-wide measure «»s
the government is determined to
stamp out the prevailing epidemic of
influenza at the earliest possible date.
Minot Soldiers Enter Officers Train­
ing Camp
Fred Jewett, Alton Jacobson and
Kenneth Ward, who have been re­
ceiving special military training at
the agricultural college at Fargo, were
1b Minot several days visiting rela­
tives and friends. They have receiv­
ed orders to report at once at an of
icers' training camp in Texas.
Oyster Bay, N. Y.f Oct. 10.—Col.
Theodore Roosevelt made the follow­
ing statement last night, on President
Wilson's response to the German
peace proposal:
"Four days ago, and again and
again prior to that time, I said that
this wtar ought to be fought through
unitil we secured the unconditional
currender of Germany and her vassal
allies, Austria and Turkey. To this
statement I unqualifiedly adhere. I
fear that President Wilson's latest an­
nouncement will be treated as an in­
vitation to further note writing.
"The effort to fight and to negoti­
ate at the same time is apt to damage
the fighting end of the combination.
Personally I believe that our sole aim
should be to win the war and not to
discuss peace terms with the enemy
until the war has been won."
It is reported that one of the thresh­
ers on the Frank Holland farm was
bitten by a huge snake while at work
hauling bundles to the machine. Re­
ports say that when the man ap­|during
proached a grain shock he heard a
loud hissing noise and before he could
exactly locate it an enormous snake
darted from the shock and bit or
struck his left hand. The man was
so astonished and flabergasted that
the reptile made good its escape be­
fore it could be killed. The hand
began to swell immediately and he
was brought to town for medical aid
It is said that the snake was at least
nine feet long and of an unknown
species and this isn't much of a coun­
try for snakes either. The supposi­
tion is that the reptile was a so-called
bull snake which had estrayed a long
way from its usual habitation.
Mrs. Montgomery feels that she is
doing hershare towards winning the
war. Besides her son Lester, being
in the service, hex. -two sons-in-law,
Fred Jewett and Lieut. Woods are in
the fight for democracy.
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Prominent Minot Specialist Receives
Orders to Report for Duty at
Fort Riley on Oct. 24
Dr. Archibald D. McCannel, prom­
inent Minot eye specialist, received
his commission as Captain in the Me
dical Corps and has been ordered to
report at Fort Riley, Kans., on October
24. The doctor is preparing to leave
Minot a week from Sunday. He is
a mighty busy man winding up his
business affairs preparing to make
his departure.
His office in the Scofield block will
I remain open for about three months
which time the doctor's ac
counts will be closed. The hospital
will be closed at once.
The Captain's wife and their four
S children will remain in this city until
his return.
Capt. McCannel is a graduate of the
medical department of the Toronto
University. Followiitg his gradua
tion, he spent four years in the Sick
Children's Hospital at Toronto. In
1907 he was connected with the Moor-
Doctor Phillips, who treated the pa­
tient informs the Gazette that the
man was one of the soldier boys from
Camp Dodge and that he advised him
to go to a hospital at once for spe­
cial treatment.—Bisbee Gazette.
Mrs. Montgomery Receives Beautiful
Mrs. M. P. Montgomery has re­|
ceived a large picture of the U. S. S.
Oklahoma, on which her son, Lester
is stationed. The hundreds of young
men connected with the ship are well
shown in the picture, and dressed in
white they present an unusually at­
tractive spectacle.
field Eye hospital in London, Eng., and
in 1908 with Gray's Free Road Nose
and Throat Hospital in London. He
also spent six months in special work
in Vienna. Twelve years ago he lo
cated in Minot and is regarded as one
of the leading specialists in the North
west. For the past two years he has
been a member of the Board of Med
ical Examiners of the state of North
Dakota. He has taken great inter­
est in Red Cross work, being the
chairman of the Ward co*unty chap
ter. He is prominent in Masonic
I circles, holding an office in the Grand
Lodge of the state.
The Captain will depart with the
best wishes of a host of friends thru
out the Northwest.
Father Mittereder Passed Away
Friday in St. Joseph's Hospital
Following Short Illness
Father Mittereder of Foxholm, an
account of whose illness appeared in
our columns last week, passed away
Friday afternoon at three o'clock at
St. Joseph's hospital, following a short
illness with pneumonia.
The funeral was held Wednesday
miorning at the Catholic church at
Foxholm, Where the remains were in­
terred. Owing to the prevalence of
Spanish influenza, the funeral was of
a private nature. Bishop Wehrle of
Bismarck conducted the services, as­
sisted by Father Jos. Raith of this
city. The Bishop had jusit returned
from St. Paul where he attended the
funeral of Archbishop Ireland.
Father Mittereder had been in
charge of the Foxholm parish for sev­
eral years. He was an especially
lovable pastor and his death has brot
gloom to the hearts of all. He had
always been robust, but contracted
his fatal illness while on a visit in
Kansas, dying about a week after his
Town Criers to Entertain Band and
Drum Corps
Next Tuesday night High Jinx will
hold sway at the Association of Com­
merce rooms when the Town Criers
will entertain the Musicians' b5and
and the Drum Corps. These organ­
izations have been very loyal in turn­
ing out for the various patriotic func­
tions and the Town Criers think that
they ought to receive the right kind
of recognition. The entertainment is
going to be an enjoyable surprise for
the guests.
Two Women Arrested
Mrs. Tom Lacy and Flossie Green,
the latter a colored woman, were ar­
rested, charged with selling intoxicat­
ing liquor. They were bound over
to the county court.
Paul C. Evans arrived from his
home at Marshall, Mo., Friday and is
spending 'a fortnight with his sister,
Mrs. G. D. Colcord, of this city and
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.
F. Evans out at their Torning farm.
Mr. Evans owns a half section of
land in Torning township. He owns
a fine farm in Missouri and reports
raising immense crops during the past
two years. He raised winter wheat
this year that averaged 37 bushels
and his corn is a fine crop. Mis­
souri farmers are waxing fat with
good crops and high prices.
J. W. Buetitner, the Norwich black­
smith, has closed his shop and this
week left for the west where he will
take up war work for ithe government.
Altho Mr. Buettner is 65 years of
age, he is mighty husky and wants
to do his bit. He was born in Ger­
many but is out to get the Kaiser.
Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, Thursday, October 10, 1918 Subscription $1.50 Per Animv
Well Known Man Long Connected
With the County Superintendent's
O a re a re to
Make Vigorous Campaign
A. M. Waller, deputy clerk of the
district court, has announced his can
didacy for superintendent of schools
of Ward county.
Mr. Waller was deputy county su-:
perintendent of schools from 1905 un-1
til 1917 at which time he became as-1
so at it of
Court T. N. Henderson.
Mr. Waller is preparing to make a,
vigorous campaign and will ask for
up or of re
ord he has made during the many
years that he was connected with the
office of the county superintendent.
John Hennessy Asks for Second Term
As Commissioner
John Hennessy, who has served,
Ward County faithfully and well as
county commissioner from the Fourth
Commissioner's district, is a candi
at re el on a re
nominated on the democratic ticket.
Mr. Hennessy has held this office
in as a a
given the work very careful atten
tion and the Independent has heard
of no criticism offered in the manner!
in a on is or
When a commissioner can go thru'
four years with such a record, it is a
pretty fair recommendation and one
that ought to insure his re-election.
Mr. Hennessy is a prominent farm-j
er operating one and a fourth sections
of land. He has spent much of his
time this fall on the farm as he is
shorthanded. One of his sons is in
France and another is scheduled to
a a a a at
Seven-Tear-Old Daughter of Prom­
inent Farmer Dies Tuesday Af­
ter Illness with Anemia
Mary Wynn, the seven-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wynn,
passed away at the Wynn farm four
miles west of the city Tuesday. The
funeral will be held from the home
Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Mary was ill for some time with
anemia and suffered a relapse several
days ago. She was a general fav­
orite wibh all and will be sadly missed
from around the family circle. The
family have the sympathy of all.
Town Folks May Help Farmers Plow
Farmers are worrying just a little
over the backwardness of their fall
plowing. The condition of the soil
remains so dry that they are afraid
to plow and this will throw a great
deal mlore work on them in the spring.
With a shortage of help, it may be
necessary to call for the town folks
to go out to ride the plows and they 11
do it if they are needed. More win­
ter rye is being seeded than usual and
this will help some.
Itussell Deeter Run Down by Heavy
Russell Deeter, the nine-year-old
son of A. L. Deeter, a Minot confec­
tioner, was injured this afternoon
when he was run down by a heavy
auto truck. The boy, vvho sells pa­
pers, had just received his bundle and
started hurriedly across the street.
When he saw the approaching •truck,
he tried to stop and fell down, lne
driver brot his truck to a stop but not
before the lad was struck. Russell
hip was injured but no bones broken.
Epworth Man Dead
L. C. Pickett of the Epworth coun­
try died October 1, after an illness
from kidney trouble. He was 60
years of age and leaves a wife and
live children. He was one of the
pioneers of that section.
John Thysell, superintendent of the
Dickinson experiment station, is try­
ing ouit an experiment with sunflowers.
he sowed about an acre
of the plant. This week he harvest­
ed them, cut them into silage and
placed them in the silo, in the hopes
that they may prove valuable as a
food product for Stock, after they are
thoroughly cured. Some of the new
sunflower silage was fed to the cat­
tle, but they did not take very kindly
to the new ration. However, Mr.
Thysell'« experiment may prove that
the weed is valuable as feed, and in
case it does the people of this state
will feel more kindly toward the sun­
flower. Results of the experiment
will be watched with a good deal of
interest by the farmers in this sec­
Mrs. M. Bonensfciwgel has been ap­
pointed postmastresB at Farsball to
succeed Mrs. Larin.
Paris, Oct. 10.—A quarter of a mil­
lion Germans now are in full retreat
between Cambrai and St. Quntin
with the allies hot at their heels, ac­
cording to the battle front reports
that came in during the night. At
some points the advance has exceeded
15 miles in the last two days.
This forward movement of the al­
lies is regarded as the first step in
the great general retreat of the Ger­
mans which now seems inevitable,
for it is doubtful whether General
Ludendorf has such fortified posi­
tions on the upper Oise and the Sam
bre canal as to permit him effectively
to resist the exploitation of the vic­
tory of the last two days on the allied
A transient by the nameof Ed Lar­
son met a horrible death while run­
ning a sleam tractor on the farm of
Iver Iverson near Starkweather. It
seems that the governors were giving
some bother, and he got on top of
the engine to adjust them while Mr.
Iverson was doing the firing, and as
he stepped to get do\yn, he slipped
and fell into the big gears, and was
literally ground to pieces in almost
an instant. He was tangled into' the
machinery in such a shape that it
was impossible fcy Mr. Iverson to
extricate the mangled body. The!
coroner was notified and Deputy Sher-1
iff Elliott went out there and as the
am in in ad be a
to go down, it was found that, the
only way the body could be gotten
loose was to steam the engine up and
back it up so as to loosen the- body
from the gears. Larson had been in
he ha it of in to S a at he
a a to re as re a
tives in this section and up to this
writing none of his relatives have been
A recent issue of the American
Medical Journal gives the percentage.
of rejections from the various can­
tonments thruout the country. In
this report it will be seen flint the
numbar varies1(11 the way from 12.65
per cent down to as low 1.86 per
cent. North -Dakota st-inns lowest on
the list, being credited with the^ lat­
ter percentage. To attribute this to
the excellent health records of the
state would bo misleading. The rec­
ords rather establish the capability
of the examining boards thruout the
state and show a remarkable effic­
iency on the part of these loyal gen­
tlemen, who are certainly doing re­
markable work. The nearest ap­
proach to No th Dakota showing
is made bv the state of Rhode Island
and the record of that state shows a
percentage twice as great as North
Visit From Former Policeman
Big Art Day, who was, on the Minot
police force back during Sam Clark's
administration as mayor, was in Mi­
not. Monday visiting old friends. Art
has been o'n the Chicago police force
during the past six years and he re­
ports some exciting times. He has
been visiting old friends at Bowbells
and would not let his destination be
known to the Chicago chief for fear
that he would be sent for before h«
got his visit out.
Three Sons to the Cause
Vic Halley, former paying teller at
the Union National Bank, has return­
ed to the navy yard at Seattle, after
spending a ten days' furlough with
his parents in this city. Vic's father
has given three sons to the army and
is glad that he was able to do so much.
All Soo Business Hereafter to be
Transacted at the G. N.—Passen­
ger Consolidation to be Made
After Viaduct is Completed.
Beginning next Monday, the freight
business of the Great Northern and
the Soo railway companies in this city
will be consolidated. All freight bus­
iness will be transacted at the G. N.
offices and all freight will be received
and delivered from the G. N. freight
depot. The Soo depot will remain
open only four or five days in order
to clear out what freight is now on
E. F. Kennedy, Soo auditor and Mr.
Reymey, G. N. auditor, are in the city
today looking after the consolidation.
All of the Soo employes with the
exception of J. G. Bellinger and Iver
Johnson will be taken over to the
G. N. offices. Mr. Ilelanger will re­
main at his post as Soo ticket agent.
The passenger busir.es-. of the two
companies will be onsolidated as
soon as the new steel viaduct is com­
pleted. Mr. Belanger will remain
with tlie Soo until that time when it
is likely he will be transferred to some
other point.
Couple Brot Back From Nebraska
Sheriff John J. Nedreloe has return­
ed from Alliance, Neb., with Ray
McKinnon and Mrs. Cairncross, who
were arrested on complaint of the
woman's husband. McKinnon was
working on a farm near that city and
Mrs. Cairncross was employed in Al­
liance. They returned with the sher­
iff willingly, stating that they had
done no wrong and had nothing to
fear. The action against the woman
has been dismissed and McKinnon was
released on his own bond.
Appropriated Additional Funds for
Minot-Bnriiiigton Highway
At a meeting of the board of coun­
ty commissioners this afternoon, $2,
000 additional was appropriated to be
expended on the federal highway be­
tween Minot and Burlington. This
will complete the county's share of
the expense of building one of the
finest pieces of permanent roads in
North Dakota. Here's hoping the
work is completed at an early date.
Governor Frazier and N. C. Mac
donald delivered campaign speeches
at Voltaire last Tuesday.
500 Laborers Wanted
Superintendent Holden of the Fed­
eral Labor Bureau in this city in­
forms the Independent that 500 lab­
orers are urgently needed to build
factories and dwellings in New Jersey
and West Virginia in towns where
munitions and other war supplies are
manufactured. A shipment of 49
men was made Tuesday it is expect­
ed that another shipment may be made
by the last of the week. There is
urgent demand for carpenters es­
pecially. The wages are 40c per
hour, with 11 hours pay for ten hours
labor. The men work every day in
the week and are furnished free hous­
ing. This is important war work
and must be rushed to completion at
the earliest possible date.
Governor and if is. It. .1. ^la'n&toin»»%-South. Carolina have just nddetl
another service star to tlielr flag, making a total of six. Five of the boys are,
already In France and the youngest Just Joined the colors.


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