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The marriage of Lafe Flaten, well
'known Minot merchant and Helen
Schulze occurred at 3:30 o'clock this
afternoon at the home of the bride's
•sister, Mrs. W. C. Rrower, 613 First
St. S. E. in this city, Rev. P. W. Erick
son,' pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, performing the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Flaten departed for
New York City and other eastern
points on No. 2 over the Great North
ern that 'afternoon, quite a number of
friends gathering at the station to
give the newly-weds a fitting farewell.
They will be away about a month and
are' planning on spending some time
at Atlantic City. On their return
they wall make their home at the
Mr. Flatten is the manager of the
Minot Cloak and Suit Co., and has
been prominent in business and social
circles in this city for a good many
years. He is a member of the Minot
Rotary and is a musician of far more
than the ordinary ability, always giv
ing unstintedly of his musical talent
whenever called upon. He has made
a remarkable success in business. His
bride has resided in Minot for the
past three years, making her home
with her sister. She formerly resided
at Grand Forks and Red Wing, Minn.
She is a young woman who has won
-a wide circle of friends. The Inde
pendent joins the very large number
•of friends of the couple in extending
Win.'Gammer Trial Postponed Until
The trial of the Wm. Guntnjer mur
der case which has been in progress
at. Valley City, has been adjourned
until Monday, Jan. 30, on account
of the illness of Wm. C.' Green, state's
attorney of Cass county, the prosecut
or. Gummer and his pal, Andy
Brown, are confined in the Barnes
county jail at Valley City.
During the trial, it was shown that
the left arm of Marie Wick, the mur
dered girl, who was assaulted and
brutally murdered in Room 30, Pres
cott hotel, Fargo on the night of June
7, had been tied to the bed post some
time after the murder was committed,
the blood on the arm under the ban
dage had dried before the bandage
was tied around the arm.
Several letters written by Andy
Brown were introduced as exhibits to
prove that the writing was the same
as the name "James Farrell", the man
of mystery, which appeared on the
hotel register the morning after the
C. E.' Matlock, Fargo undertaker,
testified that more than 150 stitches
were required to close the head
The full horror of the crime of that
night of terror in room 30 was im
pressed upon the jury. The staite
produced -and introduced as evidence
photographs taken of Miss Wick as
sihe lay still strapped to the bed,
the photographs showing clearly the
blood soaked gag and bandages with
which it was tied.
The mattress, with a dark spot
about 12 to 15 inches in diameter,
where blood flowed from the girl's
head, after her body had been placed
in the middle of the bed, and the rug
at the sidev of the bed, on which_ a
great pool of blood formed as the vic
tim's body lay half on and half off
the bed in the last stages of the mur
der, were introduced in evidence.
The head of the bed, showing the
marl^ that was made by one blow of
the nozzle, also was exhibited.
The piece of the wall paper, smear
ed with blood, was introduced.
One Thousand Enjoy Music Hour
A thousand people enjoyed the
music hour at the High School Audi
torium Sunday afternoon. The pro
gram was put on by the music de
partment of the City schools and was
This pleasing entertainment served
the purpose of showing the public the
development of music in our schools
from year to year. The next program
will be given Feb. 12. It will be a
patriotic service in honor of the anni
versary of Lincoln's birth. These
music hour programs are being work
ed out by Supt. L. A. White and John
E. ^Toward and are becoming more
popular all the time.
Minot Men In the Toils
Minneapolis police have arrested
Robert Nickleson, William Hurd, W. O
Green and A. R. Menerdy, said to hail
from Minot. They are said to have
been connected with thefts and the
hold-up of an oil station in that city.
More than a dozen pawntickets, two
chests of silverware and several re
volvers were found in their room in
a down town hotel.
You pay your dentist for what he does for you or for what he, in turn, employs
someone else to do for you. IKe UNION owns and operates its own private labora
tory where every piece of work is completed under the personal supervision of the
^operator who makes the contract.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE BLOCK
LAFE FLATEN, PROMINENT MER
CHANT, CLAIMS BRIDE TODAY
BANDIT RING BARED
Fargo, N. D., Jan. 24.—An automo
bile bandit ring said to involve 150
persons in five states has been exposed
by arrest and confessions of a couple
in Montana, U. S. District Attorney
Hildreth announced today.
Colonel Hildreth said the cleanup
would involve arres'ts in Montana,
Minnesota, Nebraska and the Dakotas.
Cleon P. Bryant and Gertrude
Stoltze, arrested at Plentywood, Mon
tana, will be returned here tonight
he said, to face serious charges. They
were arrested after being trailed from
Wichita, Kans., thru Nebraska anLthe
Dakotas to Minot and thence to Mon
The pair confessed, Colonel Hil
dreth said, and involved a number of
other persons. Subsequent arrests,
he said, will reveal others who are
in the alleged ring.
Bryamt and Miss Stoltze will be
charged with violation of the Mann
act, the theft of .three automobiles in
Minot and transportation of these au
tomobiles from one state to another,
according to Hildreth.
Through their alleged confession, he
said, the theft of 53 automobiles in
Minot alone has been revealed.
Business Block in Plaza Burns in Sat
Puaza, Jan. 23. Five buildings,
composing almost an entire business
block were destroyed in a fire of un
known origin here early Saturday.
The Plaza hotel and the Iver Nelson
general store were the only two build
ings saved in the entire business
block. The loss is said to aggregate
between $25,000 and $30,000.
The building burned were the Peo
ple's Meat Market, Blevens' billiard
parlors, a barber shop, Munson's con
fectionery and a vacant building own
ed by the Farmers' Elevator Co.
The fire is believed to have origi
nated in either the billiard parlors or
barber shop. The alarm was turned
in about 4 a. m.f but the fire had gain
ed such headway thait it was with
much difficulty that even the ho^el and
general store were saved.
Located Stills and Moonshine at Geo.
F. C. Upton, of the federal depart
ment and Chet Jacobson, deputy sher
iff, searched the premises of Geo. Ehr,
east of the city last night and secured
several gallons of moonshine and 300
gallons of mash. Two stills were
seized in an old log house on the
farm. The officers followed a well
beaten path to the log house. This is
the fourth time that stills have been
located at the Geo. Ehr farm.
Farmer Thrown Through Windshield
Two Ford cars, one driven by Fred
Sassa, a South Prairie farmer, and the
other a local Taxi, collided at the
corner of Main St. S. and Fourth
Avenue Wednesday afternoon. Both
machines were wrecked and Sassa
was thrown through the wind shield,
Popular Couple Wed
The marriage of Frank A. Layne,
well known Minot traveling salesman,
and Antionette Thorpe, occurred at St.
Leo's Catholic. Church Monday morn
ing, the ceremony being performed
by Father Schneider. The bride is a
sister of Mrs. F. J. Hartl.
Otto Dott In Jail
Otto Dott was arrested and placed
in the County jail on a bootlegging
Geo. Price Asks $3,000 Damages
The case of Geo. T. Price vs. the
Great Northern Railway Co. is on trial
in district court Price claims $3,000
damages by reason of being struck
by a box car at .the bridge on the 3rd
Street crossing. Greenleaf & Wool
edge appear for the plaintiff and' T.
A. Toner of Grand Forks for the de
New Term of Court Feb.
The jury will be drawn Friday for
a term of district court to begin Feb.
6. The jury is to Teport at 2 p. m.
A marriage license was issued Jan.
21 for Clair Shubart, 21 of Dnonybrook
and Miss Jessie Workman, 19.
H. E. ByorunvGrand Master of North
Dakota and F. W. Youngman, past High
Priest of Tyrian Chapter, No. 14, Boyal
Arch Masons, went to Fargo Monday to
attend the meeting of the Orand Chap
ter. They -were accompanied by Mr.
and Mrs. Oeo. Phelps and R. E. Knowl
ton of Bo\qhells.
F. H. Bartholomew, manager of the
J. C. Penney store went to Minneapolis
Sunday where he met Mrs. Bartholomew
and children, returning to Minot with
his family Tuesday afternoon. Mr.
and Mrs. Bartholomew have taken apart
ments in the Dlnnie Flats for the pres
THE LOWEST-PRICED OFFICE IN THE NORTHWEST
A N O A O TO GO ELSEWHERE
DR. N. B. LIVINGSTON
Klgh School Debaters Speak for Xlwan
At the meeting yesterday the leading
topic, discussed was immigration, two
meiribers of the senior high school, Wal
ter Spaulding and Oliver Peterson, who
have just recently debated this subject
at Devils Lake, spoke on the subject
which proved to be very interesting to
the club members. Minot High is a
member of the state debating league and
these two young men presented the
subject in a very capable way, which
again shows us that Minot High ranks
high in the class of students thq.t it
produces. The slogan in connection
with this and the educational program
of our state is "No illiterurcy in North
Dakota in 1924."
The chairman-of the meeting was J.
A. Hofto, the weekly prize given by
O. B. Herigstad was won by John J.
On account of the Curlers Bonspiel
about twenty five of the members were
obliged to sweep the ice during the
lunch hour, but we had the privilege of
having with us several visiting Kiwan
ians, which were E. L. Keough, Moose
jaw S. L. Schlosser, Grand Porks A.
A. I^arsbough, Fa?rgo, and Bruce White,
Minneapolis. Each delighted the mem
bers with short talks and interesting
Harry J. Oram, a ICiwanian, expected
to be with us, but was called away on
NOTICE—There will be a meeting of
the Directors of the Kiwanian club Fri
day evening at 8 o'clock P. M. at Dr.
Jackman's office. And remember 8
o'clock means 8 o'clock in Kiwanis.
Miss Hoskins, Mrs. Hofto, Jos.
Frank and Dr. Dwire motored to Bot
tineau today and expect to bring back
with them Miss Wood, domestic sci
ence teacher at the high school. Miss
Wood was taken ill while visiting with
a sister in Bottineau during the holi
day vacation. She is still very ill and
it is hoped she can be brought to St.
Harold Scofleld, employed as depart
ment manager for the Ward Fruit Co.,
of this city, has been transferred to
Wllliston, where he will be assistant
manager in the fruit department of the
WiiHston Grocery Co. M. E. Gardner
of Grand Forks arrived Sunday to take
the place left vacant by Mr. Sco£eld's
transfer to Williston. Mr. Scofleld will
assume his new duties Feb. 1.
WANTED—Chickens, weighing from
2 to ZVz pounds. Phone 911 or call
at the "Chicken Inn", 147 South
Main St., Minot, N. D. *l/26-3t
LOST—Man's gold watch, closed case,
monogram "L. L. O." on outside.
Lady's picture on inside. Suitable
reward. L. L. Oeth, care Indepen
LOST—One black traveling bag, be
tween the Cavanagh store south of
Minot and' city. Return to Wm.
Hines, 319 6th St. N. W. or Phone
1178-R for reward, or leave at
Cavanagh store, 10 miles south of
Minot. Margaret Conway. 1/26-lt*
FOR SALE—One fresh cow, calf at
side. Phone 15-F-5. Floyd Cline,
Minot, N. P., Rte. 3. It*
If you want to sell your farm oi
city property see JOHN J. LEE,
Minot, N. D.
HOJtaE KNITTING—Men's all wool
socks, $1.00 per pair, postpaid 6
pairs $5.00. Other stockings and
mittens knitted to your order.R. A.
Larson, Blaisdell, N. D. l-12-t3*
FOR SALE—Limited number of
shoats, weight about 125 lbs. $10.00
"each if taken before Feb 1. Weid
ling & Nelson, Sawyer, N. D. R. D.
1. Tel. Minot 5-F-17. l-19-t2*
Week of Jan. 30th
Monday and Tuesday
Also Other Attractions
Thursday, Friday and
WANTED TO BUY—A Ward County
farm. Have a good proposition
to offer some bank or individual
who owns land. State all particul
ars in first letter, giving the price
of farm. R. C. Gorder, Lostwooi,
N. D. l-19-t2cg
FOR SALE—New Hotel in small town
free of incumbrance, $7,000. Will
trade for land and will assume.
Write John J. Lee, 902 Sec. St. N.
E., Minot, N. D. l-19-t3*
FOR SALE—Good quarter section of
land, ten miles north of Ryder, N.
D.- 42 acres broke, 80 acres till
able. Further information write
Jens J. Brooten, Ryder, N. D.
FARM WANTED Wanted to hear
from owner of a farm for sale
give lowest price, and full partic
ulars. L. Jones, Box 486, Olney,
FOR SALE—Mammoth Bronze turk
eys. 2 Young toms, $7 each and
6 hens $5 each. J. F. Templeman,
Norwich, N. D. Phone through Saw
yer, N. D. 1-26-ltcg
TAKEN UP NOTICE
Taken up on Jan. 20th, 1922, one
bay gelding with white spot in fore
head, weight about 1200 one bay
mare with white spot in forehead,
weight about 1200 one light bay geld
ing with four white feet, and white
face, weight about 1050, apparently
young one dark grey mare, weight
about 1200 one dark grey gelding,
weight about 1200 one dark grey
mare, weight about 1050, apparently
young one aged grey gelding, blocky
built and weight about 1100.
P. T. CONKLIN,
l/26-3t Rte. No. 4, Minot, N. D.
TAKEN UP NOTICE
Taken up at my home on the S. E.
quarter of Sec. 17, Twp. 154, Rge. 81,
2% miles east and mile north of
Logan, -on Jan. 16, 1922: One aged
Tfie materials used are the best that can be purchased at any price.
TRe UNION is known throughout this state, eastern Montana and southern Sas
katchewan for plates that fit, bridge work that lasts and for extractions that are clean,
and, With oery few exceptions, painless.
grey mare, weight about 1200 one
aged dark bay gelding, with narrow
white stripe in face, weight about
1300 one dark bay mare with white
spot in forehead, age unknown,
weight about 1200 one bay mare with
white spot in forehead, apparently
young, weight about 1300 one bay
THE VH IVhtSAi CAB
(F. O. B. DETROIT)
TOURING CAR 348.00
TRUCK CHASSIS 430.00
S E A N 645.00
These are the lowest prices of Ford Cars in the
hi&ory of die Ford Motor Company.
Orders- are coming in fa&, so place yours
promptly to insure early delivery.
Ask about our monthly payment plan.
marc with spot and small white stripe
in face, and left hind foot white,
weight about 1250, age unknown one
bay gelding with white right hind
and small white spot in left hind foot,
weight about 1350, apparently young.
THE SELF-SERVING STORE
COCOA, per lb 12o
LOAF SUGAR, per lb 10c
ARMOUR'S CORN FLAKES, 3 pkgs 25c
ARMOUR'S OATMEAL, large size 28c
3 lbs. FANCY NAVY BEANS 25c
3 lbs. BLUE ROSE RICE 25c
5 lbs. STONE'S COFFEE $1.90
MOTHER'S MACARONI, 3 pkgs 25c
Come in and look them oyer
P. T. CONKLIN,
l/26-3t Rte. No. 4, Minot, N. D.
139 SO. MAIN ST.
DELIVER TO ALL PARTS OF THE CITY I5c