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He WARD COUNTY
PV'HI.ISU' KVKItY THUKSDAT HY
MINOT, NORTH DAKOTA I
Entered June 18, 1902, as Second Clan
Matter .it the Postofflce at Mlnot, N. D.
under t'ie Act of Congress of March 3
The farewell banquet given by the
Minot Town Criers Club Tuesday even
ing in honor of one of its members,
Ira D. Wight, must have proved to
have been one of the most enjoyable
occasions in his entire life. A man
may slave for years and pile up
wealth he may become an astute poli
tician and manager to become ejected
to some high public position without
possessing a great many warm
friend?, but without this friendship,
life must be very empty indeed. To
our notion, we'd rather have the facul
ty of m:\king friends that Ira Wight
has, than to pile up a million dollars.
We'd rather possess his delightful
personality than to be elected govern-:
or of North Dakota. Someone has said
that a friend is a fellow who knows
all about you and yet likes you. Ira
Wight knows all about the rest of us,
and still he shows that he likes us.
We know all about Ira and we like him
in turn. Perhaps one becomes ac
quainted with Mr. Wight more readily
tnan the ordinary run of individuals
and that may be one reason for his
having so many friends. You recol
lect there was a fellow you used to
know just slightly and you imagined
you didn't like him. And then you
met him at the Town Criers Club or
some other similar organization and
you became better acquainted with
him. He turned out to be a mighty
good fellow after all. And so it has
been with the Minot Town Criers Club,
having a membership of upwards of a
hundred. Ira Wight has helped make
the Town Criers Club what it is to
day. He has shown us the way to
get better acquainted with each other
and in cpnsequence we have all made
a host of mighty good friends.
The public is growing weary of the
dilly-dallying of the Senate and mem
bers of "the Congress of the United
States. It may be easy for cracker
box politicians to tell our Solons how
they ought to run the government, but
in this enlightened age, there is
scarcely a man in the rural districts
but who knows just what is going
on down in Washington and he has
a pretty fair opinion as to the cause
for the serious delay. The Senate
has had plenty of time, for instance,
to consider President Wilson's propos
ed peace program. It ought to do
something. If it wants to knock the
League of Nations proposition into
a cocked hat, all well and good, but
it ought to do something. If tihe Sen
ate is afraid that the League of Na
tions will embroil us in the affairs of
thirty-one other countries, as some
Senators claim, then let them ratify
the treaty and eliminate the League
entirely or pass it with certain modi
fications. The country is not so ter
ribly wrought up over the League of
Nations, but it now demands action
of some sort. It wants Washington
to wind up its business with the treaty
and pay some attention to profiteer
ing, for example. There are a lot
of common folks out here in North
Dakota who would like to see a few
thcu.-car.d government employes lop
ped off and given an opportunity to
get back to some sort of productive
work. We have too many secretar
ies and secretaries to secretaries. A
large number of these Senators would
have a better chance of being sent
back to Washington if they showed
a disposition to do something worth
while for a suffering public.
Lieut. Belvin Maynard, aged 26
years, a Baptist preacher, won the air
plane race across the continent, cov
ering the 2,701 miles between Roose
velt Field, Mineola, N. Y., and San
Francisco, his actual flying time being
24 hours, 59 minutes and 48% seconds,
the average for the entire route being
105% miles an hour. His elapsed
time was 78 hours and 49 minutes.
Twenty-one stops were made and his
only accident occurred at Salt Lake
City, where the radiator was broken,
necessitating a half day's delay. There
were 62 flyers in the race, 47 from the
east and 15 from the west. Five n\en
met death by the crashing of the
planes. Maynard was the first flyer to
travel from coast to coast. He was
engaged with the American flying
forces in testing planes in France and
held the world's record by looping the
loop 318 consecutive times in 69 min
Mrs. Hazel Liukart, the degenerate
mother who gave her two little girls,
Edna and Sherey, aged five and seven,
ehoride of mercury in an attempt to
put them out of the way because she
"saw no future for them," has been
adjudged insane and is confined in an
asyulm at Pontiac, Mich. The little
girls, accompanied by their father,
were hurried to Chicago, where emi
nent specialists are working over them
and it is said that they will live, altho
they were close to death's door.. The
mother is undoubtedly not of normal
mind. With the recovery
dren, the authorities may in time be
tempted to set the mother free. The
father has already forgiven the woman
and when it appeared that the little
girls would surely die, wanted to send
for her, but the more level headed au
thorities frowned upon such a venture.
A Minneapolis doctor claims to have
discovered the fact that the influenza
germ which scourged the world is
responsible for the nervous condition
which makes people turn against ex
isting order without knowing just why
they do. If the doctor is right, sci
ence will undoubtedly play an import
ant part in settling future strikes.
Just give the strikers a shot in the
arm with the right kind of a serum,
yet to be discovered. Simple, isn't
"Why Not Minot"
1 1 N
The Fashions in Jewelry change
just as in wearing apparel.
Every woman who wants to be well
dressed is particular about the Jewel
ry she wears.
You can come here and select with
assurance las our stock is representa
tive of all that is newest and best in
We have never before had a more
beautiful line of Rings. Our stock
of Wedding Rings, plain and engrav
ed Ladies' Set Rings, Gents' Signet
Rings and Diamond Rings, all sizes
to a Karat and over, and all prices
satisfactory to the purchaser, was
never more complete.
J. N. Anderson
Not only yourself, but your entire home.
Pick up all the soiled clothes, take down all the Summer
dusty curtains and draperies and send them here.
We will return them spotlessly clean and looking like new.
Phone Number 1078 and we will call.
Rug and Carpet Cleaning
Adolph Anderson Dye House
Cleaner and Dyer
112 3rd Ave. S. W. MINOT,
For Milady's "Dress-Up" fE
Those dainty articles of use which add charm to the
presence and appearance of the carefully dressed
woman—those niceties of toilet without which no
dressing-table is complete, may be had here in a
variety that is sure to satisfy the individual taste—
regardless of what it may be.
We carry the largest stock of face creams, toilet
waters, talcum powders, and other toilet necessities
all attractively priced.
Day Dream Complexion Powder
Day Dream Toilet Water..
Day Dream Perfume, oz.
Blue Moon Perfume, oz.
Dress Up in Clean
wide choice of scents and fragrances—
50c and 75c
for Fal' and
These are strenuous times
and many a man has to fig
ure closely to "make both
We realize this and are sell
ing our merchandise on a
very close margin.
You'll find a beautiful stock
of dependable suits, over
coats, hats and furnishings
at our store at prices more
reasonable than ordinary.
Bader & Rozen JP
South Main Street
Dress Up Your Car
A new top such as we put on a car will make your old
machine look like new.
Then too, you have the satisfaction of knowing that it is
rain-proof, a matter of importance with the Fall rains soon
Stop in any time. We will be glad to show you how little
it will cost to "Dress Up" your car.
We also make entirely new cushions. We upholster and
recover anything on any car.
We are guided in our operation by 22 years of experience.
Nelson Auto Top Works
Get Your Old Shoes Dressed
Why suffer the torment of "breaking in" new shoes when
we can remake the old ones?
Every one has one or more pairs of Old Shoes knocking
around home—why not gather them up and let us renew
them. It will mean a big saving to you, considering the
high price of Sfcoes.
Our ability to do this work satisfactorily is well known
by many—and we guarantee our work to please you as it
HANSON, The Shoe Doctor
Rear First International Bank Block
Mail Ordera^to Box 122
(Best in the West)
Best dresscid homes are
Don't Let,your 1
You'll be surpris^ to
varnish will do towards
you'll be surprised to ki
Our wall paper will tn
fully and if you want'a d|
suggest enameling your
We will not only "dp
home, but will make it
Vhat a little paint and
ltening up things and
low inexpensive it is.
rm your rooms beauti
tful change, we would
and brighten your
lanitary as well.
We Sell Paints, WallHfer, Varnishes, Etc.
Pkone 176 and we will
ised to call and furnish
Lat is one of
lother way of saying
uld be a,
Dressing well, means weari:
are not of necessity expensi'
priced garments are correct in]
Try one of our New Fall
preciate at once jast what we
Exclusive and different Hal
prrect clothes. Good clothes
jthes. Even our moderate
or Overcoats and you'll ap
ashery from the best makes.
P. H. Rofle & Sons
"Seller^ oflSSd Clothes' PHONE* 1000
We are Tailors for Men%
We carry a very attractive
stock of the very best of
woolens and make suits and
coats to order for both men
Dry Cleaning, Repairing and
E. M. MITCHELL
Fill up the shelves with good things
to eat from this store. We are ieady
for you with everything you want—
all prepared in the most appetising
and tempting way.
10 lbs. Fancy Santos Coffee,
regular 55c seller at 48c,
Try a sack of Daddy's Pancake
Flour, or Buckwheat, new
goods at 60c per sack
Our store is a-glow with the
"Dress Up" spirit. Come and
Bee all the new. handsome bas
kets and combination plants
for Home "Dress Up."
Or if you would rather have
Cut Flowers for the table or
personal wear, our assort
ment will prove most interest
They all show a conscientious
effort on our part to give you
Flowers of the better quality
for the lowest price.
It is very much to be regretted that
the condition of President Wilson does
not improve rapidly and his doctor« I
I have made public a statement that it
I will be necessary for him to remain in
I bed for an extended time. He is not
to be permitted to („'ve the matters o*
his office any thought for that would
most certainly cause a relapse, phy
sicians state. It is reported unoTicial
ly that the prosi-lent's illness was caus
cd bv a cerebral blood lesion and his
condition, which is reported to b'j a!
little better each day, is still prave.
As it may be months beforo he can
return to his office, it is reported that
Vice President Thos. R. Marhall may
be called to fill the President's office
Chas. I.ano, Minot's new chie^ of
police entered upon his duties Mon-:
day. Mr. Lano takes charge of this,
important office owin^ allegiance to!
BO faction and is prepared to give the,
he be he re is in
will be 'cood enough for all of us. Tie I
may rest assured that a large major-1
•ity of o'ir neople wil' stand right:
squarely back of him if he attempts.
to enforce ,the laws impartially, and!
the editor of the Independent, having]
had a close personal acquaintance
with Mr. Lano for year, is certain!
at is is a ha do
Whenever we read about one of
these foreign-born labor agitators
trying to inflame the minds of .Ameri
can workpTn we feel th it, it woeful
be. a good thing if the authorities
would take him by the nape of the
neck and the slack of the trousers,
place him gently on boar\a ship at
the nearest port and send wm back
to the land from whence he came.
I Americans ought to be able to settle
their own labor disputes. I.et's shut
down the bars to the admittance of
The government has gotten busy in
Minneapolis and as a result sugar is
retailing at 12% cents a pound. Many
retailers wbo paid 14 cents or mor"
fn- their s»rar, have voluntarily low
ered the price, to conform to the gov
c"' eiit's r'fri'a'nn. If Uncle Sam
will keep right on going down the
line, his 100,000,000 nephews and
noices will have good reason to call
A good many people are wonder-1
ing just when that long expected re-j
icurrence of the flu epidemic is going
I to mcke R= appearance, not that they
iare particularly anxious to entertain
the most unwelcome guest. So far,
is practically free from the I
I is as E an ad a
frightened speechless, too.
The United States isn't such an old
nation after all. In a recent after!
dinner speech, Chauncey M. Depew,
who i? 78 years of asre, declared that
he had conversed with soldiers from
every war in which the United States
had been engaged. His grandfather
was a soldier in the War of the Revo
Norway has put a ban on John Bar-'
leycorn and is the second country to
declare for national prohibition, the
United States being the first. Of:
course our Norwegian friends will be
which will have to do in case of a
It is said that the man caught
bringing liquor into the state of
No- th Dakota is ant. to "nflTer arrest
if he is caught, but the fellow appre- I
bended in the act of taking it out of
the state is liable to suffer the penalty
of being shot at sunrise.
TWO MOTOR VEHICLES
FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT
Thousand'Gallon Pump and Squad
Wagon, Total Value $20,000, Ar
rive and Are Now in Use.
The two new motor vehicles for the,
Minot department, representing
an expenditure of more than $20,000,
arrived and were placed on the streets,
for the first time Tuesday. -1
One of the outfits is the 1,000 gallon
pump, driven by a 120 horse power en
gine. It is an American-La France
machine and cost the city $12,000. Two!
lines are attached from each side of
the big truck with a capacity of 1,000
gallons a minute at a pressure of 120.
pounds 500 gallons a minute at a 200!
re re an 3 5 0 a on a in
ute at a pressure of 250 pounds.
The second outfit is an immense
rqurd wagon carrying two 35-gallon
chemical machines and 800 feet of _2%
inch hose. This outfit is also provided
with a 120 horsepower engine and cost
$8,000. There are 40x8 inch tires on
the rear and 38x7 inch tires on the
front. The machine was tested Tues
day by Chief Vandenoever, who drove
it at the rate of 57 miles an hour. This
is the machine that will be used for all
Major Person Receives Commission in!
Ma jor E. S. Person received his
is on is a a I
fantry in the Reserve Corps of the'
it S at is be in
effective for five
that the Major could be called out at
any time in the event that additional
men than those in the regular army
Sawyer Will Have Electric Lights.
Cook Robinson of Sawyer has been
granted a franchise to install and on-j
erate an electric lighting system in
Sawyer. The work of ir.si:\ll:'tion ha-?
been awarded to the Northwestern
Electric Co. of this city. The village
will be nice.ly lighted with elec
tricity, the contract calling for a sys
tem of street lights.
Ducks Frozen to the_ Ice.
Jesse Evans, who lives in Torning
township, came to the relief of a duck,
whose tail had frozen in the ice on a
pond near his farm. A large number
of ducks had been detained in this
manner and they were not released un
til Old Sol apeared to warm the sur
roundings up a bit.
A monster strawberry shortcake
measuring three feet square and con
taining seven pecks of home r"wn
strawberries, was served at the Stuts
man county home-coming celebration
for soldiers and sailors.
Three Million Dollars
vou to do so.
E. S. PERSON, President
C. H. ZEHRINGER, Vice President
V. R. TOMPKINS, Cashier
A. C. TOMPKINS, Asst. Cash.
To develop a phonpgruph which would give you, in your home,
the literal RE-CREATION of Music, Thomas A. Edison spent
Three Million Dollars in research. The result was the Official
Laboratory Model of
me New Edison
This wonderful instrument has been compared more than two
thousand times in public with more than forty different great ar
tists—singers and instrumentalists—and in each instance its RE
CREATION of the singer's voice, or instrumentalist's perform
ance, could not be told from the original.
We are prepared to sell you today, for $285, an exact dupli
cate of Edison's Three Million Dollar Phonograph. You may even
have extended terms of payment, if you desire that accommoda
tion. First of all, however, we want you to hear this wonderful
new instrument. May we have the pleasure of demonstrating to
you that Music's RE-CREATION is a reality and not merely
MINOT DRUG CO.
The man who is purchasing good stock, build
ing silos, improving his land and repairing his
buildings is the farmer that all banks are glad
to deal with. If you want to change from un
profitable grain farming- to stock raising that
pays come in to this bank and let us talk the
matter over with you. It will be profitable to
The Union National Bank
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
U. S. DEPOSITORY
We are Big Enough to Accommodate you but not
too big to appreciate you.
J. N. ELLISON