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Fred Wetmore Died at New Itockford
The remains of Fred C. Wetmore,
whose death occurred at New Rock
ford, Monday, were brot to the city
Wednesday on No. 3 and interred in
Rosehill cemetery beside the remains
,).f a soil whose death took place
here last year. Rev. P. W. ErickSon
nf the First Presbyterian church con
ducted brief services at the cemetery.
Mr. Wetmore last year was trainmas
ter of the Minot^Williston division of
the Great Northern, making Minot his
headquarters. He had been in poor
health and last spring travelled ex
tensively thru the south in the hope
of regaining is health. He leaves
a wife and a three-year-old son, ba
r.ides a mother, to mourn his loss. The
funeral party were accompanied from
New Rock ford by a large delegation
of Trainmen, who return home on No.
:l, immediately following the services
it the cemetery.
Leland Drug Installs Victrola Room
The Leland Drug Company have in
stalled a sound-proof Victrola room
in which to demonstrate their phono
graphs. The room is located at the
rear of the prescription department
,ind is a model of its kind. Owing to
he importance of the phonograph in
a commercial "Vay, it has now become
almost imperative that the public fee
given an opportunity to examine a
machine with reference to its tonal
(•ualities prior to purchasing an in
strument and the new room installed
by this enterprising firm is in line
with the demand in this particular,
being furnished with all 'he conven
iences that may in any wise conduce
to the comfort of a prospective pur
chaser, insuring him absolute privacy
and facility to test a machine before
The days are growing shorter th? nights longerr Un
doubtedly you are making increasing use of Electric Light
withjeach passing evening.
Just as you make it a point to have your heating plant
overhauled for the Winter period, arrange how to give
your electric bulbs, shades and fixtures a thorough clean
ing as soon as possible.
Clean ahades and globes are necessary if you want the
fu lbenefit of the electric current consumed. Otherwise
you ara wasting electricity and money.
Look over your lighting now. Replace
wasteful carbon filament lamps with
saving Mazda lamps. Put a Mazda
lamp in every, empty socket.
Victory Medal Received
S. J. Rasmussen has received from
the government the Victory Medal for
his son, John Rasmussen, who lost his
life while fighting with the A. E. F.
in France. The medal itf a beautiful
piece of work, and has the names of
the Aisne, Champagne, and Marne
sectors engraved upon it, together
with the names of all of the
EQUITY MARKET LETTER
Hogs 10 higher.
Range 13.50 to 14.75.
Bulk 14 to 14.25.
Pigs 8 to 14.
Boars 5 to 7.
Cattle steady to 10 lower.
Steers choice to prime 10 to 12.
Good to choice 8 to 12.
Fair to good 5.50 to 7.50.
Coritmon to fair 4.50 to 5.50.
Cows and heifers choice to prime
6 to 8.
Good to choice to 7.
Butcher bulls 4 to 6.
Grass fed killers slow.
Steers 1000 lbs. and up 8 to 10.
800 to 1000 lbs., 6 to 8.
500 lbs. to 800 lbs., 4.50 to 6.50.
Good cows and heifers 5.50 to 7.
Fair to good 4 to 5.
Canners and cutters 3 to 4.25.
Common yearlings 3.50 to 4.50.
Spring lambs 9 ot 10.50.
Seconds 6 to 6.50.
Cull lambs 4 to 5.
Ewes 2 to 4.50.
Bucks 4 to 5.
Wethers 4 to 7.
Yearlings 4 to 9.
Vote for the Ward County Inde
pendent for the official county paper.
Platinum and Diamond Jewelry
Now that all restrictions hav4 been removed *welry de
signing has again come into its own. The beautiful lace
like eftecta o* platinum jewelry are impossible in any
other fretal^ Diamonds reach their greatest beauty when
set is platinum.
twi dhphy W dlmoad jewelry. Platinum, wfcite^
(oH, (me («k) mmd oAh fabta*—combined with fine diinoadi,
peaits, etc., sake iBmliii
which delight the «r* aad add
fcilil. Valass «lwy nin at—
The Master Jeweler
201 Main Street Soath
Minot, North Dakota
ANCIENT CITY IS CHAN-CHAN
ay Nothing but a Mpasef Ruins,
but Waa Flourishing Safer* PI
aarro Ravished Peru.
Chan-Chan Is not, ai tti^ nantis
would Indicate, a place In China. It
I* one of the oldest cltt«e In Peru, or
In the jrorld. The Chlmus, who built
Olian-Chan, are supposed to have been
an elderly race when the Incab were
jmt barbarians. After a time the In
Cfi became civilized and powerful and
captured Chan-Chan. Then Plzanro
came to plunder and wreck the city
and massacre the Inhabitants. So
much of the Chlmus' history is de
ducted from the remalna of Chan-Chan
and old Spanish narratives.
The people who Inhabited the old
metropolis were moon worshipers.
Tlie moon, they said, was the most
worthy deity of nature, for it shope
nAt only at night but also In the day,
wliereas the sun could shine In the
day only. The sea was supposed to
be under the special protection of the
moon, because the latter controlled
the tides. Images of fish and other
sea creatures and temples to both
moon and sea were therefore built by
the Chlmus and many have been un
covered In the ruins of their city.
Chan-Chan has since the time of Pl
iarr« been a heap of wreckage. There
are palaces, workshops, factories and
great battered pyramids built up In
terraces and surmounted by buildings.
These are the mounds in which the
Chlmu (lead once lay. Like the Egyp
tians, these people buried with their
dead many articles of their personal
property. From one of these mounds
a Spanish adventurer obtained $•,
000.000 worth of gold and silver. For
many years Chan-Chan yielded to the
Spanish conquerors fabulous sums of
JEWISH TRADERS IN AFRICA
Arc Known to Have Had Depots for
Commerce There In the Fif
Jews of tlie fifteenth century liad
trading posts In northwest Africa and
carried on a vast commerce with the
natives from the Sahara to the Atlan
tic, and from Algeria to the Niger, ac
cording to letters recently discovered
by Charles de la Ronclere, librarian
of the national library In France, and
published by the National Geographic
society. Hitherto Africa has not fig
ured at all in medieval history. It
was called the "Dark ,continent!' when
Stanley and Livingstone penetrated It
about a century ago.
The letters.recently discovered were
written in 1447 ly Antonla ^Malfante,
a Genoese citizen, believed to be the
only Christian the Jews allowed to
penetrate their trade region. They
were written from Timbuktu and
Touat. Timbuktu was the Chicago of
the West African plains, Vnd /J^rnat
the center of camel caravan traffic
that exchanged, the wheat and barley
Egypt for the powdered gold of
Timbuktu and the precious salt from
Teghazza. Touat was an oasis con^
talnlng from 150 to 200 villages, and
each village had a chief.
The civilization of that date was
advanced enough for the residents to
take a census
This was done when the people of
Timbuktu and a rival city, Gao, were
numbered to decide a wager. Busi
ness was done on a large scale.
New York university has come Into
possession of an original photograph
of the first janitor of that institution,
equipped with the gong and stick witb
which he called the students to classes.
When the university was founded, Jan
uary 8. 1830, and students met/in the
original building back of the city hall,
'of course, no electric bell-
ringing system. The responsibility of
attendance at recitation was shunted"
on the Janitor.
Promptly on the hour he would
proceed through the corridors armed
wltti a huge metal gong in one hand
aiid the gong stick In the other. Paus
ing putslde the classrooms he would
heat his tattoo until the professot
ceased his lecture and the students
moved on to the next room on the pro
"Sea Cow" Nov* Extinct.
The hist arctic "sea cow" was seen
In 1854—about a century after the
first discovery of the species by white
mA. When full grown the creature
weighed as much as 8,000 pounds.
These animals frequented shallows
at the mouths of rivers In herds, and
while feeding they drove before them
their young, to protect the latter from
danger. So tame were they that one
could stroke their backs without ob
jection on their part.
Unfortunately^their flesh waa good
^o eat, resembling beef. Whalers got
In the way of depending on them for
stores of fresh meat, and so in the
natural course of events they were
Small Boy in Hard Luefc.
While Charles was sick and out of
tfchbol' his teacher and the pupils of
his room were moved to a room aeross
the hall from the one formerly, occu
pied. On his return to school Charles
went' back to his old room. The
teacher In charge noticed the little
fellow standing by her table looking
most forlorn, so she asked him yfhat
he wanted. He glanced up at her, then
looked at the roomful of strange boys
and girls, and said With a pathetic
«iuuver In his voice, "I'va 'been sick,
find nww I can't And anyboayhqr® that
Somewhere in Our Large aiid
For Fall apd Winter, as our showing i* most comprehensive
embracing, as it does, an almost unlimited assortment of
Fur Trimmed and
in fine, soft materials and smart
and desirable models.
Beaver, faison, walnut, bison, ma
in to up ad a a
Bolivia, Veldyne, Chameleon,
Suede Velours, Frostglo, Yalama^
Chamoistyne Crystal Cord and
Australian Opossum, Squirrel, Raccoon, Ringtail Opossum, Seal, Beaver,
TaupcWolf, Nutria and Natural Caracal. -S
No matter what style and no matter what material you have
in mind, you'll find it at this store and reasonably priced.
Leland Department Store
Job Printing of All Kinds at The Independent Printery
SPLENDIDLY PREPARED WITH SEASONABLE AND
DEPENDABLE MERCHANDISE PURCHASED RE
CENTLY AT THE N^W LOWER PRICES
In Tricolettes, Serges, Satins and Taffetas:
Values to $65.00
NEW FALL SUITS 1-4 OFF
Charming Suits in all the fine Fall fabrics and leading
shades. Many trimmed with rich furs
WINTER COATS $85.00
In Bolivias, soft Velours, Chamoisine and Plushes.
Very^ unusual values
All other Coats priced lower for special sale.
SALE PRICE $39.50
SALE PRICE 1-4 OFF
SALE PRICE $85.00
In fine Tricotines, Satins, Serges, Tricolettes and
Georgettes. In the lot are dresses worth to $85.00
SALE PRICE $49.50 •&m<"