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MANY MINOT VICTIMS
CLAIMED BY INFLUENZA
While There Are Signs of an Abate
ef the Disease, the List of
Vile influenza has taken a heavy toll
•C citizens in Minot and vicinity dur
£g the past week. Apparently there
has not been much let-up,' about forty
•ew cases a day on the average being
reported in this city.
Rosamond J. Carlson
Rosamond J. Carlson, the 12-year-
daughter of Mif. and Mrs. Carl
died October 31 of cerebral
meningitis, after an illness of weeks.
ie remains were shipped to Willmar
for interment. The father is
Aief clerk at the G. N. dispatcher's
stTice in this city.
Mrs. Roy Phillips
Mrs. Roy Phillips of Des Lacs died
1 after a short illness from in
fluenza. The remains were interred
*t Des Laca. She is survived by
•er husband, a prominent young farm-
The ten-weeks-old Phillips babe, ill
fith the influenza also, died Tues
The father has the sincerest
Sympathy of all over his double loss.
Mrs. Geo. Martin
The funeral of Mrs. Geo. Martin,
ho died Nov. 1, was held from the
church Saturday and the re
mains were interred in this city. Mrs.
Martin was 27 years of age. She is
survived by her husband, who is a
4. N. bridge carpenter.
Spicher Babe Dies
The little child of Mr. and Mrs. S.
9. Spicher of Des Lacs died of the
influenza Nov. 2.
Anna Julia Bailey
Anna Julia, the 10-months-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Bailey,
died Sunday from the influenza. The
funeral was held the same day. The
father is employed at the Russell
Beulah Fern Miller
Beulah Pern Miller, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. D. F. Miller, who reside
•ortheast of this city, died after a
short illness with influenza, Nov. 3,
•nd the funeral was held the following
day. Burial took place at Surrey.
Beulah was seven years and nine
aionths old and was an especially
bright and lovable child.
J. V. Fielden
The remains of J. V. Fielden who
died from the influenza at Ryder, were
krot to Minot, Nov. 3 and shipped to
Devils Lake for burial. The remains
were accompanied by the young man's
lather. Mr. Fielden was 25 years of
|ge aad had been engaged in farm-
Miss Mary Flannigan, a well known
nurse employed at St. Joseph's hos
pital, passed away Sunday from the
prevailing disease. She was 30 years
|f age and is survived by a sister,
firs. P. J. Flannigan of Sacramento,
#al. The funeral was held Tuesday
at three p. m. at the Catholic church.
Carlos Harland Olson
Carlos Harland Olson, three-year
eld son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olson
Ryder, died of the influenza, Nov.
fT The remains were brot to Minot
and shipped to Hutchinson, Minn.
Paul Klatte, aged 59 years, foreman
in the car shops at Spokane, Wash.,
who was called to this city by the sick
ness of his son's wife, contracted the
Wfluonza and died Monday morning.
It wiil.be remembered that the sons
wife passed away about two weeks
The remains of Mr. Klatte were
dripped to Pequot, Minn, for burial.
The deceased is survived by his wife
and two children.
Joseph Martell, aged 49 years, who
moved to Minot recently, died at a
local hospital Sunday morning. He
was married a second time last spring.
Be is suryived by his wife, and a son
J2 years of age, by the former mar
riage, now in the training camp at
Fargo. The remains were interred
In this city.
Mrs. Ole Aasea
MfS". Sena Aaasen, wife of Ole
Aasen, who has charge of the stock
yards at Devils Lake, N. D., passed
Sway Wednesday morning from influ
dnca. She was 24 years of age and
survived by her husband and three
little children. The remains were
fcrot to this city this morning for bur
ial, lint at this writing funeral ar
rangements have not been made. The
leeeaaed was the daughter of Mr. and
•n. Nels Selfors, well known farm
liding seven miles north of this
She is survived by her par-
isti aad two brothers and live sisters.
«e little Aasen babe is reported ser
BneV W. ______
Toftner Made a Good Showing.
L. W. Toftner from Freedom town
•hif was in the city this afternoon.
Mr. Tfeftner was a candidate for coun
ty commissioner for the Fifth dis
trict against Olaf Lokensgard and
while he was defeated, he feels mighty
£ood over the shoeing that he made.
For instance, in his own township,
Freedom, he received 46 out of the
votes cast. He received a big vote
in the adjoining townships where he
was best known. On the other hand,
•r. Lokensgard received 42 out of 44
votes in his home township. This
was simply the case of two good men
raising for the same office and both
couldn't expect to be elected.
Mrs. Redmund Begins Action for $4,
800 Against Her Attorney.
An action has been started by Mrs.
Anna B. Redmund against Attorney
F. B. Lambert, the attorney who fig
ured in "The Widow Story," published
during the campaign for the judiciary
some years ago.
Mrs. Redmund in her complaint al
leges that she has $1600 coming from
Mr. Lambert and she is suing for
three times this amount. The action
was started a year and a half ago but
the paers were served only a month
Following the starting of this action
Mr. Lambert started aksuit against the
woman's attorney, John C. Lowe for
$5,000 damages and against the Mes
senger for a like amount, alleging
that Atty. Lowe caused the article to
be published in the Messenger.
BEGINS NEXT MONDAY
Minot Must Raise $12,000 While En
tire County's Quota is $23,000—
Funds Provided for Seven Or
Plans are now complete for the
United War Work campaign which
opens in Ward county, Monday, Nov.
Ward county's quota is $23,000, of
which the city of Minot must raise
The large sum of $250,000,000 must
be raised in the United States, an av
erage of $2.50 for each man, woman
and child. An effort will be made to
oversubscribe this amount fully fifty
per cent as this money is all going to
be needed for our boys who are mak
ing such great sacrifices for us in the
Various organizations working for
the comfort of our soldiers in the
various cantonments as well as on the
lighting front, are going in together
to raise an immense fund, thus elim
inating the raising of seven separate
iunds. The funds will be raised for
the following organizations:
Young Men's Christian Association.
Young Women's Christian Assn.
National Catholic Council K. of C.
Jewish Welfare Board.
War Camp Commnuity Service.
American Library Association.
The organization in the county is as
County Director—J. J. Coyle.
Secretary—Will E. Holbein.
Treasurer—J. C. Blaisdell.
Publicity Chairman—W. F. Jones.
Y. W. C. A.—Mrs. Hazel Coar.
K. of C.—M. F. Mulroy.
Jewish Welfare—Ben Lesk
Y. M. C. A.—R. A Nestos
War Camp Service—A. F,
American Library Assn.—Margaret
Salvation Army—Capt. Sherping.
The campaign headquarters will be
at the Association of Commerce
We look for Ward county and Minot
to go pver the top the first day.
ARMISTICE NOT SIGNED ».
AT 9 O'CLOCK
Waller Leads Wendt.
With but two precincts to hear
from, those of Maryland and Lund,
the vote for superintendent stands,
Waller 2057 and Wendt 2027. This is
a difference of only 30. Waller ap-
County Auditor Kennard reports
that in the neighborhood of 200 bal
lots were forwarded to soldiers in
France and in the army cantonments.
These will be in all^the way up. to 50
days from now and it is possible that
the superintendent's vote is so close
that the soldiers' votes might swing
the election one way or the other.
Scofield Leads for Sheriff.
A. P. Scofield of Minot leads for
sheriff with 1414 votes. B. J. Ander
son ran a close second with 1295 and
Boucher, the democratic candidate,
778. It is very likely that Scof.eld has
a safe lead, yet wheij the soldiers
votes are in they could possibly
change the election. This is not very
likely, however, and it can be said
with a fair degree of certainty that
A. P. Scofield will be our next sheriff.
Republican Legislators Win.
In the-29th district, the four reg
ularly nominated candidates for the
legislature won with large majorities,
George Reishus leading with 1347
votes, Guy F. Humphreys --oiling
1223, Bennie Olson 1258 and O. N. ele
ven 1207. This morning with 14 pre
cincts to hear from Anthony Walton,
independent candidate, had received
492 votes and Bert Solberg, indepen
dent, 475 votes.
Herigstad for States Attorney.
O. B. Herigstad was re-elected
state's attorney, receiving 1997 votes
to 1439 votes cast for his democratic
opponent, Moody O. Eide. The latter
made a hard fight and rolled up a re
markably big vote, considering the
popularity of the man he sought to
DES LACS WKTERN
GIL CO. PLEASED
WITH GOOD SHOWING
The Independent learns from S oil and Gas Showing Up Stronger as
Fargo this evening that the As- $'
$• sociated Press announces that up
to nine o'clock this evening, Sj
Washington had not yet been no
tified that the four German offi
cers had approached Gen. Foch's S
line, tho they are expected mo
91 mentarily. The Asociated Press $
believes that the armistice will
be signed shortly after the offic
ers arrive at Foch's headquar- 5*^
Judge Severson Wins in Mountrail
Judge John E. Severson was elect
ed county judge of Mountrail county
with a majority of about 200,' defeat
ing the nonpartisan league candidate.
•Forrest Rice of Blaisdell was elect
ed sheriff and the other nonpartisan
league candidates were all elected.
The county went nonpartisan two to
one. The amendments carried three
Des Lacs Western Pown 830 Feet
The Des Lacs Western Oil Co. are
not doing any boasting these days but
those who know say that the drills
are now down to a depth of 830 feet
•nd that the prospects are aily be
coming more favorable for a strike in
that field one of these days which will
astonish the country.
Death of Mra. Frank Chandler.
(Mrs. Frank Chandler, who lived on
First avenue northwest near.the farm
ers market, died Tuesday from the in
fluenza. The funeral will be held
from the home Saturday and the re
mains will be interred in this city.
Mrs. Eaton's Brother Dies.
Mrs. C. F. Eaton, of Surrey, receiv
ed a telegram this afternoon that her
brother, James McCullough, had died
at Bigger, Alta., yesterday from in
fluenza. He was a well known con
ductor on the C. P. K., and was very
What are you going to do to cope
with industrial unreBt?
the Drill Goes Deeper, and Real
Strike Seems Close.
The officers of the Des Lacs West
ern Oil Company are feeling pretty
jubilant over the excellent showing of
gas and oil in their deep well on the.
Blum ranch. On Tuesday of this week
when the drill reached 820 feet the
best showing of oil and gas thus far
obtained showed up when the well was
slushed out. The gas showed up par
ticularly strong at that time, and ever
since that time there has not been any
let-up in the signs.
There was also a strong showing of
gas and oil at a depth of 630 feet, and
at other more shallow depths, but the
strike on Tuesday seems to be piling
up the evidence that the Des Lacs
Western Oil Company is on the right
track and that the geologists were
right in their statements after thor
ough examination of the country
The drillers are still using a 12-inch
casing in the well and hope to reach
1,000 feet this week with this 12-inch
casing, when they will change to 10
inch casing. Two shifts are being
worked and some record drilling is be
ing done. The other day they went
down 35 feet in six hours, although the
strata that they have been working
in is of a very cavey disposition. It is
expected that around 1,000 feet that
the strata will harden and less trou
ble will be experienced in keeping the
well free from cave-ins.
Evidnce is surely and slowly piling
up that oil will be found in paying
quantities in the Minot region and it
would not be at all surprising if an oil
bearing sand would be struck at
around 1,000 or 1,200 feet. It will be
well to watch developments closely
from ntw on.
Mrs. C. H. Goebel Dies at Tagus.
Mrs. C. H. Goebel of Tagus passed
to the Great Beyond on Monday, Oc
tober 28, after a shorty illness from
pneumonia. She had resided at Ta^us
for "about two years, where the Go
THE WARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT
Tku Issue 12 Pages THE INDEPENDENT HAS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY WEEKLY IN THE STATE Tkift ISMM 12 Pages
Yol. 17 Vol. 30 MINOT, WARD COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, Thursday, November 7, 1918 Subscription $1.50 Per Annus*
AMENDMENTS TO THE
NONPARTISAN LEAGUE TICKET WITH EXCEPTION OF MISS NIEL-
SON WINS—HERIGSTAD, SCOFIELD AND WALLER PROBABLE
WINNERS IN WARD COUNTY.
In spite of the inclement weather
and the prevalence of the "flu" there
was a heavy vote polled at the election
In one or two instances the contest
was very close, and at this time, it is
impossible to say definitely who has
been elected county superintendent of
J. M. Rohe Defeated.
John M. Rohe, chairman of the
board of county commissioners, was
defeated for re-election in the third
district by Aug. Krantz by 103 votes.
Rohe received 165 votes and Krantz
John Hennessey from the fourth
district was defeated for county com
missioner by A. S. Spicher of Des
ijacs, Hennessey receiving 250 votes
and his opponent 347.
Olaf Lokensgard, commissioner'
peared to be about 70 ahead until late! from the fifth district for many years,
this afternoon when the Berthold re
port came in giving Wendt 66 votes
and Waller 11.
was returned, defeating L. W. Toft
ner, by 159 votes, or 373 to 214.
Fisk Leads in Ward County.
Charles J. Fisk, candidi.te for the
supreme court, won in Ward county
receiving 1810 votes to 1656 for Harry
A. Bronson. Indications from the en
tire state, however, are that Bronson
has been elected.
Frazier Leads Doyle.
Lynn J. Frazier leads S. J. Doyle in
Ward county 1982 to 16G9. Altho the
other votes are not yet totaled it is
won by from 10,000 to 15,000 votes.
Minnie J. Nielson Elected.
Young from the second and Baer
from the first district, both nonparti
san candidates, were re-elected.
All of the constitutional amend
ments carried in Ward county by
about 500 majorities and it appears
that they have carried thruout the
family conducted the hotel.
The funeral was held Wednesday,
Nov. 30, at Tagus, the minister from
the Moravian church of which the de
ceased was a consistent member, hav
ing charge of the services. Yeomen
services were also conducted at the
Mrs. Goebel was 52 years of age.
She is survived by her husband and
two children, Miss Leona Goebel, a
resident of Minot, and Carlos Goebel.
She had resided in North Dakota for
twelve years and by her noble ways
had endeared herself to all who knew!
Wm. Estlick Injured in Gas Engine.
Wm. Estlick, a prominent farmer
residing five miles north of the city.
Arthur Stewart Died in France,
Arthur Stewart, son of Mrs. Belle
Stewart of this city, passed away in
France, where he had gone as a sol
dier. The sad news of the young
man's death was received today.
Arthur was married a short time
before he was inducted into the army.
He left Minot last July with a con
tingent and after training for a short
period at Camp Dodge, was sent over
He was employed in the offices of
the Great Northern railroad company
in this city and he was a model young
man in every way.
He is survived by his wife, mother
and four sisters, three living in Mi
not and one in Minneapolis.
injured Sunday morn-
ing when he became caught in a gas
engine which he had just started, with
the intention of pumping water.
His jacket caught in the engine and
his arm was pulled into the machine,
breaking the bone between the elbow
and the shoulder. His hand was also
badly torn, necessitating a number of
Mr. Estlick was brot to a local hos
pital where he is doing nicely. It is
believed that he will in time recover
the full use of his arm.
FINES OF SPEEDERS
Battle Creek,S Mich.—Towns of
Michigan, Wisconinb, Indiana and the
Dakotas that senttselectivc draft men
to Camp Custer are raising funds to
provide "the boys" with tobacco ra
tions during their training periods.
In Detroit recently all the motor
speeders arraigned before a police
court judge paid their fines into a to
bacco fund, by direction of the magis
trate, and a total of $1,082 was col
lected. In many toiyns regularly col
lected monthly subscriptions are paid.
Bazaars, church suppers and club
parties are held in other towns to fur
nish "smokes" for the boys in khaki.
Frost Accepted for Government
R. T. Frost, Minot architect, has ap
plied for a position as superintendent
of construction with the war depart
ment. In his examination he averaged
98 per cent, whereas 70 per cent is
necessary to pass. He has been placed
on the eligible list and may \je called.
District Court Nov. 25.
District court will convene in this
city Nov*25 and the jury has been
called to report on Nov. 26..
TO OFrlCERS' CAMP
Prominent Minot Citizen Left Today
for Waco, Texas, Where He Has
Entered Military Service
Ben Lesk, of the law firm of Green
leaf, Wooledge & Lesk, left today for
Waco, Texas, where he will enter the
officers' training camp. Mrs. Lesk
will remain in Milwaukee, Wis., during
her husband's period of service, but
a host of Minot friends will be glad
to know that they will return to Minot,
just as soon as Mr. Lesk is released
from military service.
Attorney Lesk came to Minot about
three years ago, from Fargo, and he
at once endeared himeslf to our citi
zens. He has taken a great interest
in the public affairs in our city. When
here was money to be raised for the
Y. M. C. A., the Red Cross, Jewish
probable that the vote for the other ,tthe "7.™
state offices will be about the'same asi*elief' *he *"r
the vote for the head of the ticket. ihe.va"ous
ulation. It is estimated that he has
majority is now only a matter of spec ?ne
S?vlTn^ btfmP d"ve'
Frazier Has easily been re-elected Lesk aiways took a leading part and
governor of the state, but his large
From all over the state, the returns fociation of Commerce a member of
'the educational committee of the war
division of that institution, as
as chairman of the referendum
indicate that Minnie J. iNelson of Val-.
ley City has defeated N. C. MacDonald 'j
fnv onncrinfonilonf nf nllhlip in_ Well aS
for state superintendent of public in-i ... -j i.i.
struction. In Ward county she re-j *°ran?'"ee-t He.1? president of the
ceived 2317 votes to her
opponent's wfrd Co.u"ty
'Sinclair Wins for Congress. I
J. H. Sinclair has been elected for
congress in the third district. In Ward
county the republican nonpartisan
candidate received 1831 votes to 1444
cast for Halvor L. Halvorson of Minot,
the democratic nominee.
Minute men and
than on ce
Lesk is vice president of the As-
Re^ef organization, sec-
retary of the Minot Rotary Club, and
president of the Minot Town Cri-
ers Club of which he is the "daddy".
He had charge of the organization
work in the state for the Jewish
war relief and raised the last Red
Cross budget in this city.
Wihen Attorney Lesk was not busy
in dispatching his duties in the above
listed activities, he practiced law, and
he's a first class lawyer too. He has
managed to get a little sleep occasion
ally, and he expects to catch up when
he gets into camp.
"Lot Ben do it", has become a fam
iliar saying in Minot, and this old burg
is going to miss a mighty useful citi
Mr. Lesk's friends Tuesday present
ed him with a fine wrist watch.
FOXHOLM LADY DIED
IN CITY THIS MORNING
Mrs. O. W. Shortridge, Daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Larson, Suc
cumbs to Influenza.
•Mrs. O .W. Shortridge of Foxholm,]
passed away at St. Joseph'^ hosoital
at 8:15 o'clock tKis morning after a
short illness with influenza. She was
brot to this city on Nov. 1, and pneu
monia set in.
Funeral services wore held this af
ternoon at three o'clock, and the re
mains were interred in this city.
Mrs. Shortridge was 26 years of
age and she is survived by her hus
band and three little children. She
was married on Dec 15, 1912. She is
survived also by her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Anton A. Larson, two brothers,
Verne.and Leslie, and three sisters,
Mrs. R. P. Welton and Clara and Mil
Mrs. Shortridge had resided in
Ward county for the past twenty
years. Her father is the Fovxholm
postmaster and the family is well
known thruout the county.
Mrs. Shortridge was a woman of
many admirable qualities and her
death is exceedingly sad. The bereav
ed members of the family have the
heartfelt sympathy of all.
Mrs. Jos. Jam Precariously 111
Mrs. J03. Jam is lying critically ill
of influenza at her home in this city
and doctors do not believe she can live
until morning. Lying at her side, is
her little seven-year-old son, precar
iously ill. Mrs. Jam's two brothers
are just recovering from the disease
and her husband is just able to be up.
A sister who has been nursing Mrs.
Jam became ill today and Was taken
to the hospital.
Deputy Waller is 111.
Deputy Clerk of the District Court
A. M. Waller is confined to his home
with the influenza. The report that
Mr. Waller was overcome by the good
news of his election to the office of
county superintendent is without foun
Are you a civic soldier?
A. P. SLOCUM, PIONEER
Pioneer Resident of Minot Suc
cumbs to Pneumonia Wednesday
Morning—Had Been 111
A. P. Slocum, pioneer citizen of Mi
not, passed away at his home, 316
fiouth -Main street, Tuesday morning
at six o'clock, following an illness of
ten days from the influenza, which
terminated in pneumonia.
The news of his death came as a
great shock and surprise to Mr. Slo
cum's many friends, most of whom
had not realized his precarious condi
tion. lie appeared to be holding his
own until a day or two before his
death and the afternoon before his
demise, physicians stated that there
was no possibility for his recovery.
Despite thi» fact, doctors, nurses and
friends worked with him until the last.
He would respond to the treatment
with oxygen, regaining consciousness,
and was able to converse with mem
bers of his family and friends until
shortly before he breathed his last.
Dr. C. F. Sweet, one of his most inti
•niate friends, remained with him all
night giving the oxygen treatment.
After Mr. Siocum had rallied to one of
them, he recognized his friends and
remarked, "It's no use, Doctor, there's
Mr. Slocum was born at Gowanda,
N. Y., Oct. 20, 18G7, and was 51 years
of age at the time of his death. He
came to North Dakota thirty years
ago, settling first at Oakes, N. D.,
where he was engaged at his profes
sion, a pharmacist. He spent several
years in California when a youth. He
was always fond of out of door sports
and for years was a dog fancier, own
ing one of the finest kennels of fox
hounds in the United States, when a
He came to Minot twenty years ago
and bought tho W. E. Mansfield drug
store, which was then located in a
building on the present site of the
New York Furniture Co. Later he
bought the lot to the north and buiL
his own drug store block, which he oc
cupied for many years. Slocum's
drug store was one of the most beau
tiful store rooms in the northwest and
Mr. Slocum enjoyed a splendid busi
ness. Later, he was associated with
Arthur Hanson in the Public Drug
store, operating this place until it was
destroyed by fire some years ago.
Mr. Slocum for years owned one of
the finest farms in Ward county locat
ed just north of the city. He special
ized on full blooded Jersey cattle and
pedigreed horses, and erected one of
the best sets of farm buildings in the
state. Of late years he has been
larming extensively near Nashua,
Momt., cropping about 2,000 acres.
Mr. Slocum was one of the early
aldermen of thii: city. He was a man
of considerable musical ability and in
the early days was a member of the
old Minot band, playing clarinet and
Mr. Slocum was one of the biggest
hearted men we have ever known. A
friend never asked him a favor in
vain. He was always ready to do his
part in anything for the public good.
Mr. Slocum was a member of the
Masonic lodge at Oakes, N. D., and a
member of Minot Lodge No. 1089, B.
1'. O. Elks.
lie is survived by his wife and one
son, Henry, who. is receiving military
training at the Fargo Agricultural
college. Henry arrived home several
days before his father's death. Mr.
Slocum is also survived by a sister,
Mrs. Georgia Johnson, of Buffalo, N.
Funeral services were held from the
home Wednesday afternoon at four o'
clock, Rev. P. W. Erickson in charge.
The remains were followed to Rose
Hill cemetery by escorts from the
Elks and Masonic bodies and by a
large number of other friends.
Stredwick Home Near Logan Burned
The Ernest Stredwick farm home
located on the old Stredwick home
stead in the valley two miles southeast
of Logan, caught fire in a mysterious
manner sometime during last nlghl
and burned to the ground. Ernest had
been at the farm in the evening doing
the chores and had gone to Logan to
spend the night with his mother.
When he returned to the farm this
morning, he found the home in ruins.
•The house with all the contents burn
ed, including a hundred bushels of
choice potatoes in the cellar.
Anton Fallet in the Trenches.
Torning friends have received word
from Anton Fallot, a former resident
of that township who is now fighting
in France. Altho he left here only
last June, he is such a good soldier
that he has received his steel helmet
and was all ready to go to the front
line trenches when he wrote. He told
of seeing a thrilling air battle and he
will' have some great stories to tell on
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to take this means of ex
pressing our gratitude to the kind
friends who gave of their sympathv
and service during the illness ana
death of wife and mother in our home.
We appreciate the sympathy extend
ed thru the floral offerings given by
the Yeomen and other friends.
—C. H. Goebel and Daughter.
:w —J. C. Goebel and Family.