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Voy. 18 No. 24
WIGHT TO MANAGE
G. F. OVERLAW CO.
Manager of Minoi Branch of Stone
Ordean-Wells Co. for Dccade Will
Locate in Grand Forks Within
Mr. Wight gives up his position in
Minot with utmost reluctance, for it
means the severing of business and
social ties which have been a decade
in the making.
Minot has grown to the third aity
of the state during the period of Mr.
Wight's residence here and he has
done his full share in the develop
ment of our city.
Mr. Wight has been a director of
the Association of Commerce for years
and his services have been most valu
able. He has been one of the mov
ing spirits of the' Town Criers Or
ganization-since it8 formation and is
a member of the Board of Governors!
tary Club and a member of the en
tertainment committee of this excel
He is one of the most popular mem
bers of the Minot B. P. O. Elks.
Minot, in the removal of Mr. Wight,
will lose one of its most versatile and
IRA D. WIGHT
valuable citizens and were it not for
the fact that he goes to fill a position
carrying with it such bright prospects
his friends would be reluctant indeed
to say farewell.
Mr. Wight's successor as manager
of the Stone-Ordean-Wells house has
not yet been chosen. Mr. Wighthas
mr wig-lb iiaoi
given the company ten of the
The stockholders will participate
the dividends of all the companies and
will be paid thru the Minot Auto Co,
lys-Knight automobiles. Ever since
its organization, the Minot Auto Co.
has paid an average dividend of 51 per
cent on the outstanding stocks.
A road beginning near the north
east corner of section 13-155-84 at the
end of the project number 25, thence!
northwesterly in the direction of Ken-.
mare, a distance of 21 miles.
A road beginning in section 18-155-1
83 at a noint on project number 25,1
running ten miles west through Desj
A road beginning at the northwest!
corner of Sunnyside Addition to Mi
not, thence east three-fourths of a'
mile, thence southeast to the road on
quarter section line, thence east toi
Ira D. Wight, who far the past ten1, the east side of section 22-155-82,1 of Liberty bonds, taken from safety picious manner Wednesday with D.
years has held the position of manager thence north 3-4 mile, thence east 8j deposit boxes and $100 in silver, in W. Griffith's great war film, "Hearts
of the Minot branch of the Stone
Ordean-Wells Co., has tendered his
resignation to that company and with
in thirty days will locate in Grand
Forks, where he will take over the
active management of the Grind
Forks Overland Company which was
recently abscrbed by the Minot Auto
Company. Miv Wight has acquired
an interest in the concern and will
become one of the directors and of
ficers of the large company.
roads by the county commissioners
will mean that more money will be
spent in Ward county on good roads
next year than will be spent in any
other county. It is the first step to
ward giving Ward county the best
roads in the state.
TWO DEVILS LAKE MEN
KILLED, ONE HURT, IN SUN
DAY AUTO ACCIDENT
George Juergens, a Prominently
Known Business Man, Drowned
Devils Lake, N. D., Sept. 22.—
Meeting death by drowning was the
fate of George Juergens, 55 years of
age, business man of Devils Lake,
when an automobile in which he was
riding turned over, and landed in
three inches of water.
Eddie Noonan, 22, of Devils Lake,
son of Mike Noonan, a returned
soldier, also was killed and Harry A.
Johnson, business manager of the
Devils Lake Daily World, was slight
The accident occurred about six
miles west of Devils Lake at 10
o'clock last night. The car was
traveling at a fair rate of speed when
it struck a rut and turned over twice,
landing in the water bottom side up
and pinning the three men underneath
it. Mr. Noonan was killed outright
of this wide-awake club. Mr. Juergens was United States
He is a member of the Minot Ro- commissioner, and at one time was
Pvnnr] Ovprlafid Conmany materially in putting out the fire.
and Se Gram? Fork^^rac^or Company The Y^eriousl^'
of Grand Forks and the Western Trac- Sirl most seriously.
tor Co. of Regina, Canada, and has ac-'
quired the contract for distributing
ttie Willys Knight farm lighting equip
„nmnanv li-a thp contract fo" the,°f hay belonging to Albert Abraham
distribution of the Overland and Wil- MrU0?sonnd
The light and automobile contracts
will mean a business of approximate
ly $5,000,000, which together with the
accessory business, of which they are
accebsuiy uuamcoo, VJ.
the largest jobbers and distributors in
the Northwest, will place them in a
position to dominate the territory
which they cQver.
Mr. Wight thus takes charge of
the Grand Forks house at a time w'atn
business- is contemplated on a gigan
tic scale and it will take a man of
keen perceptive and the utmost exe
cutive ability to make good. Mr.
Wight's friends know that he will give
a mighty good account of his stew
ardship and will wish for himself and
his excellent family success and hap
piness in their new field of endeavor.
TO BUILD 71 MILES OF
FEDERAL ROADS IN CO.
County Fathers Petition tor 71 Milea
of Government Roads—Big Pro
gram is Planned.
The county commissioners, convened
Tuesday in special session, decided to
petition the federal and state high
way commissioners for assistance In
building approximately 71 miles of
road in Ward county.
The resolution adopted names tne
following pieces of highway as those
to be built by the county with aid
from the federal and state highway
south 12 miles.
Juergens was drowned,
state bank examiner. Mr. Juergens
was secretary of the Devils Lake Elks
lodge for some time.
LITTLE GIRL BURNED
BY BLAZING PARAFFIN
•Grenora, N. D., Sept. 22.—Her cloth
ing ignited from a dish of blazing
paraffin accidentally spilled upon her
dress the little five years old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred M.,_Gotham of
Grenora suffered serious burns on the
head and back.
iUooiiti-.ro nhilitv Tt was the Gotham was endeavonng to throw the
splendid showing that he made for the
?o temnt ne that he did bare hands, assisted by Mrs. Gotham
S turn TtPdoln ibut finally Mrs. Gotham upturned a
The Minot Auto Co. has Absorbed: of slop upon them both which aid-
Gotham was sealing up jelly
losses with paraffin and had the dish
years of his life and he has made a paraffin on the stove to liquify it.
remarkably fine shewing,
In some way it caugM fire and as Mr.
^oors: ®om® p0tham
Hunters Start Fire That Burns
Hunters acicdentally started a 'fire
in Hilton township on Sept. 17, that
burned over quite an area of grazing
and hay land, destroying five stacks
The hunters got into their auto as
soon as they saw the blaze and skip
ped, leaving the neighbors to fight tne
fire. The farmers of that district
are very indignant over this coward
ly action and would make those hunt
ers go some if their identity could be
It is enough to start a prairie
fire but the fellows who do this and
then make their get-away, cause the
farmers to look upon other hunters
Hethertons Visiting Here Enroute to
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hetherton, Sr.,
arrived from Tioga and_ are spending
two weeks in the city with old friends
before leaving for their old home in
Scotland, where they expect to spend
the remainder of their days. They
will sail on Oct. 25. They have tried
for nearly a year to get their pass
ports. Mr. and Mrs. Hetherton re
sided in Minot for many years and
they are among our most dearly be
loved people. There will be many
a heart pang when they leave for the
land of the .heather, perhaps never to
Minot Men Fined for Shooting Before
Chas. .Hammer and F. O. Bornstad,
local hunters, were arrested at Lone
Tree, early this week, charged with
shooting ducks before daylight, con
trary to the game law. They appeared
before Judge'Murray, pleaded guilty
and paid fines of ten dollars each.
The arrests were made by Federal
Game Warden Schafer of St. Paul and
a state game warden, who are
ing in conjunction.
ii A 1,1
TOGGERY SHOP IN-
THE WARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT
Minot, Ward County, North Dakota,
YEGGS HAKE A HAUL
FROM GARDENA BANK
Between $20,000 and $25,000 worth Main street, was opened in an aus
Liberty bonds, taken from safety picious manne
... eposit boxes and $100 in silver, in W. Griffith's
miles through Surrey to the county a change rack on the strong box, were of the World."
line. Total 13 miles. the loot of robbers who Tuesday night This picture will be shown at the
A road beginning on the north sidei blew open the vault of the Gardena Strand each afternoon and evening
of block 5, Lakeview Addition to Mi- State bank at Gardena, Bottineau until Saturday. There is« a packed
not, thence north mile, thence westj county. The strong box was not mo- house at each performance and thos6"
to the southwest corner of section 12-1 lested. There are no clues. who have been able to see the picture,
155-83, thence north 14 miles to the! Sixty safety deposit boxes were say it is the most wonderful screen
county line. Total 15 miles. rifled, being forced open with "jim- production that has yet been produced.
The county will build the roads and mies." The work was undoubtedly Griffith was given permission to vis
one-half of the cost will be taken care' that of professionals. All wires lead- it the British and French battle lines,
of by federal aid. ing out of Gardena were cut, and Gar- before theN United States got into "the
Representatives of the federal andj dena authorities had to drive fifteen war and he secured many pictures,
state commissions will meet next Mon-j miles to report the robbery.
day and go over the proposed federal! The robbers blew off the vault door gerous work and Griffith himself was
roads. with high explosive. Monday night injured in the arm with a piece of
This extensive effort towards better safety deposit boxes in the vault of shrapnel while producing the film.
the First State bank of Concrete, Bot- A ten piece orchestra furnished ap
tineau county, were rifled, several propriate music thruout the entertain
thousand dolars worth of bonds being ^nt and just before the picture is
taken. shown, a solo is rendered by Minot's
erty bonds were secured by the yeggs
who last Sunday robbed the State
ed by'St^e robber^
can only urge that bonds and other
negotiable securities be taken fronr
safety deposit boxes and placed in
Bremen Loss is Small. nopular singer, Miss Deiseth.
A thousand to $1,500 worth of Lib-
men bank, all papers being taken. rp^e
strong boxes," said Mr. McFadden,.L1EUT-
One of the innovations is a dressing fame as a flyer. He is now engaged
room, finished in oak. as demonstrator for the Curtis Co. in
The place is scrupulously clean. Minneapolis. lie recently established
Not the least bit of dust can settle on a mail carrying service by air from
anything and yet the merchandise is Minneapolis.
all beautifully arranged and attrac- While a resident of Minot, Lieut.
tively displayed, easy to get at, for Northrup was in charge of the office
instance, call for a No. 10 hose. Out for the Smith Typewriter Co.
comes a drawer with a complete selec
tion of hose, all of the particular No.
10 size and so it is with collars, shirt '.
The Toggery has some very attrac
tive lines and business is growing merchants
steadily. Dakota ar
THE INDEPENDENT HAS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY WEEKLY IN THE STATE SECOND SECTION
NEW STRAND OPENS
Itobbers Crack Vault Tuesday Night "Hearts of the World" to be Seen all
and Get Away With $1,135 Worth
of Liberty Bonds and Some
Week at P. W. Myers* Splendid
New Photo Play House
The new Strand Theatre, South
actual battle scenes. It was dan-
picture houses in the west. The
bank at Bremen, Wells county. neighborhood of $20,000 in remodeling
Fifty-seven safety deposit boxes
p. w. Myers, spent in the
the plRce and
were rifled the vault of the Bre- jyjcre than 500 people may be seated.
lch to be
au ]f com
Owners will have difficulty replac- .... uJ„ morlprn ventilating i. JUdKin... _omnv star
ine insurance oolicies deeds and other
1 -l scheme. The lights are subdued and Wvom and oxTiccts to
decorations are exceedingly tasty.
ittttt 'vortttrttp MARKS
Mr. Blume pays a good deal of at-! Firmly converted to tne
the trade he enjoys in this line ha.-
exceeded all expectations.
First Frost Last Night.
The first frost of the season made
its appearance last night, when Jthe
government thermometer got down to
20 degrees. A thin layer of ice was
noted on the water buckets left out
side, by the early risers this morning.
The flowers which had hitherto ap
peared as beautiful as in mid-summer,
were nipped. Fears are entertained
that A. D. Hagenstein's cotton crop
and the crop of peanuts raised by C.
D. Camblin were damaged by the cold
1- merchants from Burke vide, Wil-,
attractive. They are provided with was a guest at the home of his uncle) oiank.of North Dakota is responsible, proceeamgsjgMMrjunc^am.
disappearing doors and give the place'and aunt, Dr. and Mrs. C. F. Sweet.j ior_the_fact that a discount is charged.
an air of elegance that is unsurpass- Lieut. Northrup enlisted for service
ed. in the war from Minot and won great
iur. uiume yaya a guuu ucai uj. a.,— irmly conver^ec rtf nroJressive' year, the amount raised last year! going like hot cakes.
tention to the tailox-ing business, and cooperation, a number 01 progress-v
met here^ 2nd ^orgaiizld the ^taii!
FA!W!S BRfDSE !$ PARIS
This photograph shows tl\e demolishing of the famous de la TourneUe
bridge over the Seine in Paris to make way for a modern structure. It was
built In 1656 during the reign of Louis XIV.
'1111'ufi"in'ini!'i',.... 1 '1 y.
Thursday, September 25, 1919 Subscription $1.50 Per Annm..-
new Strand is one of the very
Herbert Rues, I,o*al G. N. Fireman,
Who Vvill Face Charge in Wyom
p]etely changed every ry TUfnrin« Wvomin-r
"There is an ors-anized jrana- rob-i Myers deserves a great deal of ]iern fireman, who is charged with Agent Jermark and his officials keep
bing banks in North Dakota, and I nictire?™^'T dellsrhtfuf nfacf^ ^illi71p
FL1GH1 1U M1JNU1
p?VrWT T« 1
Secretary of the North Dakota State1
Ranlffr«» Assnnlatinn "tv,o na-ncr ic1 1— cost for the three elk would run up to
not molesting the strong boxes, and
operations will be less profitable and Evening in Curtis Plane to Visit
may be discontinued if owners will put
their valuable papers beyond their
Uncle, Dr. C. F. Sweet.
Minneapolis aviator, arrived in Minot weeks ago and was admitted to bail. I Agent Jermark
this evening in his splendid Curtis Mr. Keavin is placed in a position
STALLS NEW FIXTURES airplane and proceeded to give a thrill- MUST NOT BLAME .where he can do but little. He is
ing exhibition over the city, as a THE STATE BANK
F. L. Blume's Popular Store for Men salutation to nis many old time Mmot. wrong. Even the driver did not know
is Now One of the Most Attrac- friends. Circular Letter is Issued Calling there was any whiskey in the
tive Places in the North- He appeared unannounced about tention to Qiscounts. grip and had he been aware of the
west. j, ^:3(Lo'clock^having made the trip here fact, he did. not intentionally break the
'from Jamestown, N. D., 175 miles The Bank of North-Dakota today j^ for he' did not know that he
F. L. Blume, proprietor of The Tog- one houf and forty-five minutes. Lieut.! issued a letter addressed to statedrivinsr across an Indian atrencv
eery Shop, ASft'lW, Street, h?s' No. thr/p cave an eerial exhibition banks, adv.sms that complairts gHf laws are veTy strirt aS
just added some very attractive fix- at a fair held at Jamestown today, been made to the effect that discounts
tures that places his popular store in and will return to Jamestown in the are being demanded in some instances lenient, Mr Keavin may have some
the front rank of North Dakota haber- morning to pick up his mechanic, pro-! on warran issued by towns, villages in sfcTr n" 4,sesIion ^f
'-eding to Minneapolis, arriving there: and school districts. This practice,p
The fixtures are of the finest oak Saturday afternoon. ®ays the bank, must be abandoned, so bring replevin
finished in dark green and are very, While in the city,
Merchants' Buying association. ThS',. Woman Seeking Freedom From
urpose of the organization is to buy
fruit, sugar and other commodities
handled by retailers in sufficient quan
tities to supply a hundred merchants.
Sixty-five merchants have already
joined in the movement.
The officers elected follow: Presi
dent, Oscar Oppen, Berthold vice
president, E. J. Thompson, Coulee
Hartland directors, A. H. Garberg,
secretary-treasurer, G. W. Bratli.
Lignite A. Ingvaldson, Crosby M. E.
Hanson, Stanley H. J. Schmidt, Don-
nybrook, and J. Charlson, Tagus. The| l/Clll/lll'O PAH All £10
company will appoint a manager and II fly IN I J|K I ||n|rl\a
buyer, and will have headquarters IILfl111" Villi vvlvl lU
here. A large building has been
leased and will be used for a store-.
The directors of the association plan:
on incorporating at the first annual!
meeting to be held here in January.. Schoonmaker. a Driver Under Arrest
for Hauling Liquor Thru Forbid
CHIME ON THE DECLINE
arrived from Lander. near Ree,
be let off with a fine of
p1*. This| about $200. Bues has seen a lawyer
Lieut. Marvin Northrup, famous sheriff. Bues was arrested several
Dakota are out to ^at the midd.e $50,000 required for general expenses! placed on the market and they are
expens*s ]ast year was 20 milfs on al
lax voman f,eeKing
The Phillips come from the Max
district and have one child fourteen
Minot Normal Plans Seven Number
Arrangements have been made for
the Minot Normal seven number lec
ture course, similar to the course that
was so popular a year ago.
F. B. Lambert has been placed in
charge of the ticket sale. He made
good in this capacity last year.
Season tickets for six of the num
bers will cost $2.00 for adults and
$1.00 for children.
The admission to the Irvin Co bo lec
ture will be $1.00 for adults or 50
cents for children.
BOT BREAKS LEG
Van Hook, N. D., Sept. 28.—Louis
Larson, the little six year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. John Larson, had the
(misfortune to break his leg while
playing around an old blacksmith
shop next to the city hall. The heavy
door was unfastened and in trying to
open it, the door fell on him causing
a fracture between the hip and the
ALLEGED DRAFT EVADER.
Devils Lake, N. D.—Fred Belling
sky, alleged draft evader of the Unit
ed States and Canada, was arrested
near here and has been taken to Fort
Snelling for trials
wiiiff V/\ Wui III
is sought to show that the]
The Bank of North Dakota circular NEW LIGHT FOUR
charges that the practice is employed! OVERLAND ON MARKET
in some instances in an attempt to dis
credit the state bank. First Shipment of Popular New Cars
Minot Will Require $115,870 Tax
The city of Minot will require
$115,870 for general operating. ex-'
penses for the fiscal year which be-
PTTVTKr meeting of the city commissioners I people, who compliment it highly,
iu AWKpni when the board resolved to lew a taxj Plans were long ago mad$ by the
of the assegsec
Berthold, N. JJ- -p of general expenses for the comingi
O A to a in he it to a a re in to a an
CITED BY MDM.
den Territory—Whiskey Was
IN WARD COUNTY |n Passenger's Grip
•MS Pig Cases 1 SSSjt^hkSSSS. AJStf
Murray, Judge of the county Court, °f T't
"There is no use talking, crime is on'"J£
the decrease and the condition is' ..
is considered a fool to buy it." $1,000.
The Judge will hold a term of court- TTie capitalist was allowed to go
beginning the second Tuesday in Jan-
uary and he will try to clean up the!. Keavin who operates a taxi line
calendar, both civil and criminal. Hejm this city, was visited by a wealthy
expects that there wil not be more
than half a dozen criminal cases to be PanJe^ by a friend. They wanted to
largely due to less drinking. It is' confiscated Mr. Keavin new
hard to import any beer and whiskey Ford Sedan car, purchased a few
is sold at such a high price that a man
Schoonmaker, his driver started out
for Killdeer with the two men. Ar
riving at Emmett, N. D., they in
quired the best route to Killdeer, and
were told to cross the Missouri river
nd the car is "now
$62,364. The rate for general' The Light-Four Overland is an ex-
Lydia E. Phillips is seeking a di
vorce from her husband, George B.
Phillips in the local district court.to
day. She charges extreme cruelty
while he is opposing the action on
the grounds that she is seeking the
divorce to continue relations with a
colored man. Phillips charges tliat
his wife left him and lived with a
colored man and when the latter was
arrested and placed in the county jail
for carrying concealed weapons she
visited him at the jail.
In order to get to
tonicbt! R.gg tlicv lisd to cross sl cornei* of flip
'th Hnrbcrt Bues, a local Great Nor-jElbowoods Indian "Agency, where
ins government reservations. Extra-1 Driving-near the river Schoonmaker
dition papers have been secured fori got out to signal to the ferryman,
I Bues. In case he pleads guilty, he will whereupon the government officials,
$751 proceeded to take an inventory of
costs, it is believed. The total the contents of the capitalist's grip,
which had been taken from the car.
The bottle of whiskey was found and
then things happened, one after an-
and may fight the case.
"You can't hang a man until he ha^!other. Schoonmaker furnished bail
been found guilty," he remarked to th" for his appearance in Federal court
t° cap the
from the east, who was accom-
driven to Killdeer, N. D., where the
!capitalist owns fourteen quarters of
MINOT MAN CHARGED iland. The fellow had a grip, but Mr.
WITH KILLING ELK:Keavin did not inquire as to its con
Stents. He considered that it was none
Wyoming Game Warden Arrives for of his affair,
tirely innocent of doing anything
|egg ju^„e Amnion is disposed to
very near future. It
Reaches Minot and Demonstration
is Witnessed by Many.
The Minot Auto Co. received its first
shipment of Overland Light Fours re
cently and this widely advertised car
gan Sept. 1, it was revealed at the! has been inspected by hundreds of our
aiuation manufacture of this wonderful car
no es n---N year. This is an increase of about! ™er. The cars are just now being
be carried out until the past sum-
ceptionally easy riding car. from the
Per cent valuation. I peculiar manner in which the snrings
are set. It is durable and the price is
within the reach of any man who con
templates buying an automobile.
Davy at the Dump to Be Kept On the
The city of Minot has appropriated
$1,000 to pay for its health officer and
food inspector the ensuing year.
The item just below shows $1,500
to pay for an attendant at the dump
If the food inspector does his full
duty, perhaps attendant Davy at the
dump grounds will have no trouble in
earning his money.
BRINSMADE STAR WILL
GO OUT OF BUSINESS
Brinsmade. N. D., Sept. 24. The
Brinsmade Star will discontinue pub
lication on Oct. 1, according to an an
nouncement made by John Lindelien,
the publisher. The step is made nec
essary by the conditions created by
the Nonpartisan newspaper law pass
ed by the last legislature.
E N A E
A A S W O A N
Buchanan, N. D„, Sept. 22.—At
tacked by an enraged bull while walk
ing through the pasture, Mrs. Ove
Johnson, living near Buchanan, was
knocked down and badly bruised. She
managed to crawl a short' distance
away, when the bull pursued her, step
ping on her Jeft hand.
Reported Dead—Is Alive.
Word has reached Minot that Theo
dore Wong, who left here with Com
pany A and was reported killed in ac
tion on March 1,1918, is not dead, but
is in New York awaiting his dis
charge. The young man was severely
gased and was severely injured in a
truck accident, and was reported dead.
He got back into the line, however, in
the fall of 1918, just before the armis
"Why Not Minot?"