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IT OCT. 24
II Will to State Agricultural Col
leg* ul 102 to Leave on Special
Train for California.
The 102 men will take all cf Class
One from the June, 1917, and June
and August, 1918, drafts.
Owing to the prevalence of the in
luenza, it is probable that no demon­
stration will be staged at the time the
wen leave.
The Renville ccunty boys will r
rive at 6:45 in the evening and the
Wells county boys at 1:50 in the af­
ternoon. Burke and Divide county
fcoys will go to Niobe and come to the
main line at Berthold. The Moun­
trail, McKenzie and Williams county
eontingents will be picked up enroute.
The special train will carry the fol­
lowing number of soldier boys from
the various counties:
Renville, 38 Wells, 49 Ward, 102
Burlw, 17 Williams, 41 Divide, 28
Mountrail, 64 McKenzie, 67.
City Men Haul Own Coal.
Minot coal dealers have plenty of
fuel and wagons, but are short of men
to haul the fuel. They are letting the
•ity customers don their overalls and
kaul their own coal.
Six More Daths at Fargo.
«ing reported yesterday The^conUi-
tion has become so alarming that the
basement of the Gethsemane cathe­
dral has been turned into a hospital,
itted up by the Red Cross. Volunteer
nurses and workers are urged to en
r®ol at headquarters.
Bill Wants Threshers' Reports.
A. B. Dill, county food administra­
tor, requests of all of the Ward coun­
ty threshermen to notify him at once
•f the acreage of wheat threshed and
the name of each farmer for whom he
tl.reslied in Ward county. The same
figures are asked concerning the flax
Unit Placed 'on Price of Shoes.
According to a recent war order,
th«es ordered by dealers after Oct.
15, must be sold at a price not to ex­
ceed $1* per pair. This does not af
'fect tfce price of, those already in
.stock. Shoes are to be cut down in
-valve and no more special orders will
k« permitted. A salesman for a shoe
house who recently visited Minot wore
a »air of special made shoes that cost
kim $35. Soon he will have to be sat­
isfied with just plain, ordinary, every­
day shees.
Ou hundred and twenty Ward coun­
ty youag men will leave Minot Octo­
ber 24, 18 to take up special war
work at the state agracultural col- faculty expressing the hi Ah regard in
lege at Fargo and 102 to enter Fort
Winfield Scott, California, for train­
ing. The eighteen'will feo east on No.
2 over the G. N. at 4:20 in the after­
noon. The others will go west on a
special train which will, leave Minot
at seven o'clock in the evening. The
names of the eighteen were publish
«d in the last issue of the Independent,
but it will be impossible to publish the
102 names until the day they leave as
*!.e list is not fully made up yet.
Arthur Shaft Honored.
Arthur Shaft, son of Mr. and Mis.
•. D. Shaft of this city, who has been
in tli» navy for 15 months, has re­
ceived his third promotion. He is now
a lieutenant in charge of the paymas
tar's department. He is on a boat ply­
ing between some French port and
ISenoa, Italy.
CSvil 8ervice Examinations Oct. 26.
Owing to the failure of the proper
implication and examination papers
to arrive in time for the civil service
examination which was scheduled to
be held at the Federal building Satur­
day, October 12, the examiner
•harge was obliged to postpone the
examination to Saturday, Oct. 26, at
which time the examination of appli­
cants for apointment as city mail cai
rlers will be held at the Federal Build­
ing. The papers have- ail arrived and
fch© examinations will be held
Tunnell of Foxholm one
tf the best known farmers along up
wlks Des Lacs valley, is seriously ill
•aat a l*cal hospital. Mr. Tunnell is
breeder of_registered. Short-
fin cattle, was a visitor Jo the city
"iSisLturday. Mr. Gulso said that he re
iSewfcW sold 31 head of
tb Carlson Brothers of
•rskiM, Minn. The stock wm aU in
••ndition and brot a fancy Pn
Filter Motor
ntarned Sunday from Aberdeen,
D. Mr. McHugh had contemplated
a trip which would
eraral of the western but when
arrived at Aberdeenfie
itiasr influenza.,he to
bad in a hospital fojr(iiOdrara,.««*'
a ricovery returned, hopif to .re
Dinner GfVen for Major and Mrs.
The evening previous to President
Crsne'g departure for Washington, the
Normal school facility club entertained
for him and Mrs. Crane at a six o'­
clock dinner at lh/ dormitory. For
tht. faculty, at the clise of the dinner,
Act'ng President Win. F. Clarke pre
seited President Crane with a te?i
dollar gold piece with the suggestion
that it be used to appiy on the pur
clr.se of the proper insignia for his
uniform as Major in the Medical
Coips in educat'onai reconstruction
work *n Washingt i. Mrs. Crape was
given a corsage bouquet of roses.
Picsident Crane feelingly responded
to the gracious worys of presentation,
placing especial stress on the apprec­
iation of a written statement by the
which President Crane has always
been held and the just pride, his fac­
ulty members feel in his being called
into the service as Major Arthur G.
Crane. During the evening, which
was spent in the dormitory parlors,
a company letter was sent to Mr J.
C. Colton, who has been a member of
the summer school faculty for several
years and who is now in Camp Lewis,
President Crane left for Washing­
ton Sunday afternoon, while Mrs.
Crane left Tuesday for a visit with her
sister in Barnesville, Minn., before
going on to Washington, where they
will spend the coming year.
Prominent Automobile Dealer Victim
of Prevailing Epidemic—111 But
Eight Days.
Henry M. Jensen, president and
general manager of the Dakota Mo­
tor Sales Co., died at his residence
on 7th St. N. W. Wednesday morn­
ing, following an illness of but tight
days duration from pneumonia. Mr.
Jensen left the city on Monday of
last week for Fargo. and upon his ar­
rival there felt indisposed and after
the transaction of some necessary bus­
iness returned home the day follow­
ing, taking to his bed immediately
upon arriving home. His case was
typical in eisery respect of the ravages
^he prevailing epidemic and from
Fargo is suffering greatly from the first his physician held out but
influenza, six more deaths be-
i10pes for his recovery. Dur-
cort for
]ast 24 hours of his illness
he was kept alive only by the admin­
istration of oxygen by the attending
Besides a wife Mr. Jensen leaves
three bright little daughters to mourn
his loss. Mr. Jensen was one of the
lending automobile dealers in the
northwest, moving to this city from
Williston two years ago, where he
had made a signal success of the auto
business. As head of the Dakota Mo­
tor Sales he had developed that in
stitution into one of the most prom­
inent establishments of the city. Mr.
Jensen was an ideal father and hus­
band, his home and his family was
ever foremost in his thoughts. In
business his word was always taken
.without question as he was generally
recognized as a businessman of un­
questioned honor and probity. The
death of Mr.' Jensen will be generally
recognized as a public loss and the
sorrowing family and relatives have
the sincere sympathy of a host of
friends in their bereavement.
The funeral will be held from the
residence Friday, interment being at
the First Lutheran cemetery.
»»$$Se$SS8SSS S S £t
Since Jerusalem has been taken
from the Turks by the Allied ar­
mies there has been rejoicing
throughout the civilized world at
the breaking down of .the despotic
power that so long has ruled the
Holy Land to the detriment of the
rightful owners, the Jews. But in
order that the Jewish people may
enjoy the benefits of this triumph
they must first be put in a posi­
tion to help themselves. Thruout
the war-stricken districts of Eu­
rope and Asia Minor countless
thousands of them are suffering
and dying from want. All they
ask is a chance. Their more for­
tunately situated brothers in the
United States have come to their
rescue, but find the task too great.
Confident in the generosity and
keen sense of justice of all true
Americans, they have in turn re­
quested the co-operation of those
not of their race and faith. The
Jews of our land have seldom
asked assistance in caring for the
wants of their needy, but them­
selves have always come forward
with liberal subscriptions to ev­
ery worthy cause brought to their
attention, and in National crisis
have given freely of men, money,
and moral support to the win­
ning of the war. We can best
show our appreciation of their
efforts by helping to alleviate the
sufferings of those of their race
in this, their hour of direst need.
To expedite the raising of
funds in this humanitarian cause,
I do hereby designate Wednes­
day, October 23rd, as Jewish Re
lief Day in Minot, North Dakota,.
f, and urge ®nr people,to. contribute
j.' liberally to this "fund .for the suf
fevers iini war-tojm Palestine
J, JSurope.^d r. Air* •9V.) g'l
j.'^TPresident Board of bnii- [i
rv^i4 City Commissioners.
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Des Lacs Young Woman Weds Sol­
dier From Camp Merritt.
A wedding of unusual interest oc­
curred at Des Lacs, N. D., this after­
noon when Miss Anna R. Switzer,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Swit-1
zer, prominent farmers of the Des several
Capt. l\£ Cannel Leaves Sunday Over,
d[*• f•'^ A-m11
#r •'v
Vol. 17 No. 27 Minot, Ward County, North Dakota,* Thursday, October 17, 1918 Subscription $1.50 Per Annusa
Minot Woman's Picture on Front Page
of War Cry.
Those who have received their cop­
ies of this week's War Cry, will be in­
terested in learning that the picture
of the charming little woman, shown
on the front cover, is that of Capt.
Sanders, who spent a year in Salva­
tion Army work in Minot. Capt. San­
ders is only a young woman, but she
is getting a world of experience on
the battlefields of France. She is
shown making pies for the soldier
boys. Capt. Sanders was here until
last winter, when she left for France.
Salvation Army lassies are doing
much to win the war, cooking dainty
dishes for the soldiers. Tney a»e
right up close to the trenches, not
witstanding the fact that their lives
are in danger.
,^5, ,1 ^rd to see it go by the boards.
Capt. A. McCannel will leave the
city Sunday at 12:15 over the Soo fori
Fort Riley, to enter the military ser-j
vice in the medical corps. Many of
his friends will gather Et the station!
to bid him farewell.
falo Lodge near Granville. changing hands.
Two Johnson Brothers Bereft of Wives
Within an Hour.
Inside of an hour Sunday morning
111 or
Lacs district, became the bride of El­
mer B. Dokken, son of Mr .and Mrs.
E. Dokken, well known Berthold res-17
idents The ceremony was perform-1
vo a
ed by. Rev. Mr. Mergel, pastor of the, River Falls, Wisconsin. Mrs.:
Evangelical church at Des Lacs. Johr. on died at the farm home live
The bride is a charming young wo-j
man who by her quiet unassuming
manner has won a host of friends.)
The man o£ her choice left Berthold Interment was at Rosehill
a year ago last September and nas coiiv. Lory.
been engaged in the U. S. military J'oih Mrs. Johnson of Bottineau and
service at Camp Merritt, N. J., since.
He is a member of the quartermas-!
body of a young Grace
Corrections to previous lists report
Private Benny Benson of WiW Rose
as slightly wounded who was pre­
viously reported missing in action
and Private Dean Zeller of Wash­
burn, previously reported missing in
action, 'is now reported -wounded, de­
gree undetermined.
her and brother, who live at
,k Sunday morning. The funerali
2 o'clock Monday after-
[r0m the home, Rev. Lonne oft'ic-!
ter's corps and has made an enviable Johr- was active in all social ac-! examination Monday, Tuesday and
record. He had just arrived in the^ tiviti: of Bottineau, where Dr. John-! Wednesday of this week. The exam
been engaged in the U. S. military!
City, N. D., soldier and he will 1 trio by auto to the New Rockford and completed the work each day
within a few days. Many friends, jU)lUf summer and enjoyed the from then on until evening. Some of
extend best wishes, be. fc of health. Mrs. Ole Johnson of i.hese registrants are expected to be
NORTH DAKOTA'S __ her ci.iidren, whose life and charac
CASUALTY LIST Iter will remain a monument to her
Private George II. Kuhn of Beach, memory.
N, D., was reported killed in action
in today's casualty list issued by the
government. Private Earl L. Snak
enberg of Fairmount was reported
wounded, degree undetermined.
MiK.i. Increa.se Association Member-'
A representative crowd of Minot
creasing the membership of the As-:
:®f .SKll be necessary to do .this in or-,
tion is doing is. of a patriotic nature
ancj very
I am a candidate for Sheriff of Ward' County on the Democratic ticket
and will appreciate your vote and support. I have been a resident of
Ward County since 1902, and for six years was engaged in farming ten
miles South of Des Lacs, where I homesteaded. Prior to that time I lived
in Clark, South Dakota, where my father was Sheriff for eight years, being
selected on the Democratic ticket in 1887. I was born in Arlington, Illi
.Tioip, on July 6th, 1877, where my father was engaged in the stock busi
pegs and farming,.and have been a resident of Dakota since Territorial
days'. .-il h»ve never- been a candidate for office before and have not been ac
tive in!politics. If electcd I pledge myself to devote my entire titheito
the office, and conduct the same as economically and efficiently a8 possible.
.•(Pol. Advt»,, JOE BOUCHEK.
Mrs. Johnson of Bottineau died at went overseas. He has been fighting
8:30 o'clock Sunday morning at her! hard since July. He says that he had
home from an attack of influenza! his baptism of shell fire and gas, and
which developed into pneumonia. Mrs. tells of the countless thousands of
Johnson, who has always enjoyed ex-! German prisoners the Allies have tak
cellent health, was ill only ten days' en. He has seen so many of them that
A few days after Mrs. Johnson be-! he says it appears to the soldiers as
came ill, Dr. Johnson fell a victim to tho the whole of Germany has given
the disease, which js said to be de- up. Claude could not resist the temp
veloping a serious case of pneumonia, tion to get into the war, so enlist
Mr.s. Johnson is survived by her hus- ed with the Canadians before our own
band, two daughters, Thelma, agedj country declared war on the Huns.
13, and Gretchen, aged 8, besides a
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John, Six Soldier Lads Left for Vancouver.
Eabler of New Rockford, and a sister, Six young men from Ward county
May ibler. departed from Minot Monday from
(. A. Johnson loft Minot Monday Vancouver, Wash., where they will
ar.iing for Bottineau to assist in the! take up work with the spruce division
for his brother. of. the aviation .section. Owing to the
.Ole Johnson has been ill for1 epidemic now raging, 'it was impossi
to stage the kind of a farewell
months and died of heart blc
trouble. She is survived by a hus-'that the young men were entitled to.
b-'•ml aiul two daughters, Luella, aged Those leaving were:
•Jaincs F. Smallwood, Minot.
lare, aged 9 months,
o{ ille
soeiation of Commerce by 120, bring- British now occupy that city. The
ipg the total membership up to 400.
important and we cannot af-
Farmers Satisfying Chattel Mort­
M. J. Engescth, i*egister_ of deeds,
reports that according to his records,
about forty chattel mortgages a day
at the present time are being satisfied,
farmers in
Geese at Buffalo Lodge.
Atty. C. W. Hookway of Granville which "shows that the iarmers in the time and
is in the city today. He reports that! many localities made some money this ^n- ^ron^er '. events will
many geese are in the vicinity of Buf-j year.. Very few pieces of land are! *e AJhe
McKinley Township Led Fighting
With the Canadians.
Mr. ::nd Mrs. A. C. Bjorn, from Mc
the wives of two brothers, Dr. J. A. Kinley township, have received an in
Johnson of Bottineau and Ole John­
son of Minot, brothers of C. A. John­
son of this city, died, at the age of
thirty-five and theirty-eight respect­
Urcsting letter from their son,
Claude, who is fighting with the Can­
adian forces in Fntnce. Claude vi3
ited his folks for a week last Christ­
mas time and early in the spring ne
Kalph Gilbert, Douglas.
Kjutil Lunde, Douglas.
Ileubcn J. lledding, Sawyer.
gin Herbert Peterson, Drady.
Karl Ilendricksen, Drady.
Ro is(rant Wi.ro Examined This
Three handled and forty registrants
Johnson of Minot are mourned: between 19 and yeais of age were
host of friends. Mrs. J. A. called in from about the county for
ie der in school, city and so-1 ining board met at the court room
welfare activities. She took a each of those days at three o'clock
Minot lias spent a life of service fori called during November.
The latest news from the front is
that the German army is being driven
back along practically the entire
it is a a
troo arc £wee
businessmen were entertained at the i]cinian Flanders. In two days '.Ley
Leland hotel today at luncheon after
wnich plans were talked over for in-.
ping the lowlands of
took 12 C0Q pi
haye b2e
.jsoncr:?. The Germans
!etf ly outflanked north
..nd today's report says the
AUies are n0
and 25 mile, from
der to properly finance the orgamza-, Monday until Wednesday they ad
tion. The present work the_Associa-! ,nceti
from Bruges
Ghent. From
miles. The 'Americans
are lighting their way thru the im­
portant Kriemhilde line.
The number of German prisoners
taken during the summer and fall up
to the present time is approximately
half a million and it is estimated th .t
during this time, the Germans have
lust a total of a minion and a half of
men. The British casualties during
the present year have been heavy,
running up to 700,000. The Germans
g"a|alnst ttie S.
epo ts t?
me from across
the water that the Kaiser has abdicat
eu, but the Allies place no credence
in them.
America now has 1,900,000 fighting
men in France and we are sending
soldiers across at the rate of 250,000
a month. The second American army
is now ready for action.
Vv^e'll buy Government Bonds
To buy Sammie the gun
To keep the "Hun. on the run
Till the war is won.
Sugar Station in New Location.
The Red Cross sugar station has
been removed from the Fuller build­
ing opposite the postoffice and is now
located in the store adjoining the Ja
cobson & Fugelso hardware store on
Central avenue south. This move was
made necessary by the necessity ot
o-etting into a building that was heat­
ed The new quarters are convenient­
ly located and very comfortable .in­
deed, for their purpose.
Mrs. Tyler, a Nurse, Dies From Span­
ish liuiuenza.
Mrs. Grace Tyler, aged 35 years,
passed away at St. Josephs hospital
this morning at l:lo clock, after
short illness from pneumonia biot on
by the Spanish influenza Mis. Tylci
was one of the trained nun?»
charge of Harlon Slue*, who died ol
the disease, and she oecame ill sl.oitly
after his death.
The remains were shipped to L-w
istown, Mont., today. She is survived
by her husband at Lewistown and two
dr-u°-hters, aged 13 and 15 yeaio. She
leaves four sisters and t)v0
Mrs. Eckhart of this city is a sistei.
Death of Carl Aalberg.
Carl' Aalberg, one of the cooks em­
ployed at the Myers
D®h^a^ss®n a°t"
Central avenue, succumbed to an at,
tack of the prevailing influenza, nis
death occurring at his residence, on
8th St. N. W, Wednesday mormng.
He leaves a wife and two little chil
dren Mr. Aalberg had been employed
at the Myers Cafeteria for the past
four years and was held in the highest
esteem by his employers.
Match Shot Into His Eye.
While playing in Eastwood Parr
with: some' boys who'had :a BB gun,:
Dick Wilson, the young son of Mr.
and Mrs. II. M. Wilson,, -was^ shot
his1 left eye with a match. The boy
wai .immediately tak^ri t6 St. Luke's
hospital and it is hoped that the sigfyt
of the injured member may be saved.
Score of Towns in Minnesota Wiped
Out and Fires Have Not Yet En
tirely Died Down—Worst in
State's History.
Forest fires, the worst in the hLj
tory of Minnesota, started Saturday
evening and have been sweeping tl.9
district between Duluth and Minneap­
olis all week.
A thousand are dead and 15,000 peo­
ple were made homeless. The fire
.swept over an area of 10,000 square
iiii'ea and caused a loss of $75,000,000,
with $20,000,000 damage to the city
of Cloquet alone.
The following town:- wore destroyed
by the fire: Cloquet, Moose Lake,
Kettle Kivor, Bain, Luwltr, Automba,
Corona, Scanlon, B-'ookston, Birch
l.-'.K'e, Brerator, Munger, Barney,
Grand Lake, Adolph, Twig, Arnold,
Thompson and Wright.
Many other towns including Duluth,
Grand Rapids, Hibbing and Cass Lake
were threatened or damaged.
The lire today is practically under
control. The flame: rcr.ched as far
south as Waukon, within 75 miles of
Minneapolis The fire would no soon­
er die down in one place than ib would
start up in another, sometimes going
back over the devastated territory.
Five hundred of the dead are in the
Moose Lake district, 2 in the Duluth
district -lici 100 ar, ""he last
i'named city was comp!Ti?:,y wiped out,
only the pump house and depot re
.nam standing.
It is now the general belief thai the
fires were started by jo.neona, per­
haps pro-Germans. A note picked-ap
:»t Elk River on the street, gives cre­
dence to this theory. The note reads:
"Fine job you did up at the wood-.
Bud. for God's sake, keep it up. Burn
everything you get a chance at. Mike
is in at the- so stay clear. Meet
me at the same old place, with money
and other orders."
Many families were wiped out com­
pletely. Men saw their wives and
children burn." Many escaped in au
tos, but the smoke became so dense
that autos skidded off the road and
overturned. Other macnines would
run into the wrecked cars and in turn
become wrecked. At one place fifty
autos were wrecked one spot.
Thousands saved their lives by wad­
ing into rivers and lakes, remaining
there for hours until the flames had
passed. The velocity of the wind at
times reached fiO miles an hour, due
to the heat, and great trees were up
Gov. Burnquist has asked aid from
the war department for soldiers to
cut down trees.
Gov. Burnquist has gone to the dev­
astated district to take charge of the
relief work. A special session of the
legislature may be called at once to
arrange for relief.
Profiteers have been at Moose. Lake
buying cattle at low prices without
making sure who are the owners.
Junk dealers are buying wrecked
autos for as low as 10 cents a hun
dred pounds.
I At Moose Lake 116 bodies were bur
ied in two huge trenches. Numerous
bodies of unidentified victims were
''buried. ....
At Kettle River, seven children of
Nick Kowista who had been placed
in a root cellar for safety, perished.
Garvey Babe Died.
The little nine months old son of
Mr and Mrs. Chns. Garvey of 505
8th Ave N. W., died at a local hos­
pital Wednesday morning
monia. The funeral will be held fiom
the residence Friday morning.
Death of Mrs. D. W. Bark us.
Mrs. D. W. Barkus, wife of a G. N.
brakeman, died at a local hospital
Wednesdav morning of pneumonia.
Sh'^ leaves two little children, one
five vears of age and a sixteen
moth's old
baby. The
Death of Mrs. Brewster.
Mrs. Effie J. Brewster, aged dJ
years, the wife of R. I. Brewster, a
Minot taxi driver, died oi cancer Oct.
9 She leaves a husband and live lit­
tle children, three girls and two boys.
The funeral was held Oct .11 from
Rowan's undertaking parlors and the
remains were interred in Rosenill
Death of Mefljcine Lake Woman.
'??. Mrs, Mary Buyers, aged 35 years,
•"W resident of. Medicine Lake, Mont.,
flied Svm^ay jn. Joseph Hospital.
''She was a .rqtatita pf Mrs. Ben Mx
Arthur' of 'tW city. The remain,
were shipped to Medicine Lake for
taken to the noma of her p^ren^s, Mr.
ard Mrs. James Taliaferro, at Gran­
ville, N. D., this afternoon, where the
interment will be made.
Geo. Motz of Lansford is,p«ad
George Motz of Lansford uied at a
local hospital Tuesday evening. Mr.
Motz was a sufferer from acute
Brig'nt's disease. He was a young
man of 24 years, and well known and
respected in that
death will be mourned by,, his many
i_,ansford friends.
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