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CORRESPONDENCE BENEDICT J. TC. Golly returned to Van# Hook Tuesday, after .spending Christmas with his family. Mr. and Mrs. Julian Bishop and two children of St. Paul arrived last week' to visit with relatives. Miss Stella Vannatter, a teacher in the Dogden community is spending her vacation at her home here. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Reed motored to Velva Monday and were Christmas guests at the S. J. Reed home. Mrs. Ralph Hobza and baby went to Minot Tuesday, to spend several days with friends. The Misses June Johnson and Grace Jacobson, students of Velva High School, are spending their vacations in Benedict. Mrs. E. E. Simmons, who has been quite ill is improving rapidly now. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Bechtle of Drake, spent several days with relatives and friends here this week. SAWYER Ruth and Jean Bunker are spending their vacation week in Highland with their sister, Mrs. Neal Byl. Gertrude Janders is viciting her mother this week. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walker and daughter, Eileen from Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Prine and children of Velva, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bak er, celebrated Christmas at E. R. Walker's. Mrs. Clara Beighle and son Clar ence, came from Minot Sunday, to spend the holidays in and around Sawyer. They took their Xmas din ner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hen ry Good. Mrs. Bergheim has been on the sick list the past week. Miss Gertrude Welty of Minot, spent Christmas with the home folks. Frank Klimple, Mrs. Russell Gard and son, Wm. Kenaston and Edgar Bailey, were in Minot last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hubbard, spent Sunday at the S. S. Streeper home on South Prairie. Mrs. Havlena was a Minot caller last Thursday. Ras Reinholdt has been confined to his home for several days with the flu. M. Daniels is enjoying a visit from a sister at Kenmare, this week. Rev. Anderson is holding meetings in the Baptist church this week, on Friday evening a Missionary will speak. Miss Katherine Daniels is visiting a friend at Manfred this week. Lawrence Booth of Grand Forks is spending the holidays with his par ents. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Reed of Bene- diet spent a short titme at the Bailey home Christmas. Mrs. M. Daniels went to Minot last Friday to be presesnt at the gradua tion exercises, her daughter Verna, be ing graduated from a tw.o years' course at the State Normal. The Jas. Larsen family ate Christ mas dinner with relatives at Surrey and spent a few days visiting. Art Sillman of Drady was seen on our streets Tuesday. Mrs. Edgar Bailey has been having a tussle with the quinsy for a few days, but is better now. Mrs. J. C. Oard of Logan was trans acting business here Tuesday between trains. Last Friday evening about 50 friends of Mr. and Mrs. M. Daniels met at their home to remind them that they had been married 25 years, After a' charivari they were invited to the C. M. LeRette home where a bounteous supper was served and a 1 Miss Clara Nelson returned to Bis marck Wednesday, after visiting at her home for several days. The Misses Gena and Actelida Olson are "spending their vacations with home folks. Ludvig' Lindborg and John Bostow who arc attending the University are visiting with relatives here for two weeks. The Misses Viola and Vera Kinley and Isabelle Hagen, rural teachers near Benedict, left Friday for their homes at Landa, N. D., where they will spend their vacation. S. N. Miller returned last week from Lake Benton, Minn., where he attended the funeral of his mother. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Harchenko and daughter, and Joe Harchenko, were Christmas guests at the K. Harchenko home north of town. Jesse Diggs of Garrison transacted business in Benedict last week. There were three Christmas enter tainments given in Benedict. All were well attended and the programs rendered were very interesting. very pleasant evening was spent. They were presented with a silver of fering. I N. 1). Welty had the misfortune to rupture some of the intestines of his Hill Tin Lizzei and rather than pay a large hospital bill for the faithful Lizzie, he up and bought another—a younger sister. MAKOTI NEWS May the New Year bring you health, wealth and happiness. Christmas programs were given in both churches on Christmas night. The platforms were very prettily decorat ed with red and white and the trees were lighted with the colored lights. The programs were well rendered and showed much work on the part of the ladies. .lake Renseh left Saturday for Car rington, N. 1). I'aul Dobrenski and Philip Scheidt have each installed a radio in their homes. Mi-, and Mrs. Roy Barnes are spend ing their vacation with relatives in Towner. The schools are closed for the next two weeks and the teachers as well as the pupils will enjoy this much needed rest. The stores now close at 6:30 p.m. Miss Nora Coney and Tracy Thomp son, two promnient young people of Makoti, were quietly married in Mi not last Wednesday. They will make their home in Makoti. Congratula tions. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Hoff has been very ill the ipast few days but at present is slight ly improved. Carl Noss and family spent Xmas at the Robt. Otterness home. The Earl Butler family are enter taining his three sisters, Carrie, Clara and Eva of Plaza. EAST HIGHLAND Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Don Bivins, Monday, Dec. 25, a son Earl Mendenhall left last week for I his home in Montana. Mrs. Ole Soum left Friday for Tur tie Lake, Wis., to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Muzzy. Mrs. E. Bunker and daughters, Ruth and Jean, are visiting in Highland this week. G. G. Reilly came home Saturday from Minot where he has been on the jury for several weeks. The annual family reunion of the Bivins family was held this week at the home of E. B. Bivins. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Ted Web ster and son Teddy, Lee from Out look, Mont., Mr. and Mrs. Nels Peter son and sons Paul and Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Cliark Streeper and children, Mona and Claude from Newman town ship, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bivins and Don Bivins from Willis township. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Long and fam ily spent Dec. 25 at Logan with Mr. and Mrs. Myron Pearson. Mr. and Our New Year Resolution To do the right thing, at the right time, in the right way to do some things better than they have ever been done before to eliminate errors to know both sides of the question to be cour teous to be an example to work for the love of working to an ticipate requirements to develop resources to recognize no im pediments to master circum stances to act from reason rath er than from rule to be satisfied with nothing short of perfection. PIPER-HOWE LUMBER CO. THE WARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT Mrs. Pearson just returned last week from an extended visit in Ohio, where the two men spent their boyhood. Little Frances Pettys has been ser iously ill for the past week and is still under the doctor's care. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Taylor left last week for Peoria, 111., to spend a two months' vacation at their old home. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gadbaw and children, were at Mr. and Mrs. Gad baw's Sr. for Christmas dinner. Vftn. Putney of Minot visited at Harvery Gadbaw's Saturday. From there he went to Henry Good's for the holiday week. F. M. Long has been slightly upder the weather for the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Norville Merrick and children, Mr. Stacy and son Bert, were guests at the home of Dale Merrick Christmas day. Johnny Stacy is helping Claud Ir win with his chores. A1 Trains is home from his extended stay on the jury at Minot. Roy Bunker went to Fargo Saturday to spend Xmas with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Bunker held a family reunion Xmas day. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Manna Register and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Clar ence Trapp and children, and Mr. and Mrs. John Bunker. A neighborhood Xmas tree was giv en at the home of J. S.- Baker. After a sumptuous repast and an excellent program Old Santa made his appear ance and delighted the children. Neighbors present were: Harvey Gad baw and family, Mr. and Mrs. Don Bivins, G. G. Rielly's children, Gladys Burnell and Blanche Long, Neal Byl and family, E. Bunker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bivins, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Streeper and children, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Webster and son, and Guy and Mary Bivins. Former U. S. Senatorial Aspirant Narrowly Escapes Death in Railway Accident Herman N. Midtbo had just finished loading a small load of coal on a bas ket hay rack from a car on the side track at Coulee, N. D., and was put ting off some box car grain bin doors he had used to save the coal from scattering when his team became scared of the incoming freight coming up behind on the main track about 30 feet away to the left, thus shutting off all chances of getting away, the team being between the main track and the side track filled with cars. The young man he has asked to hold the horses while he was putting off the doors Jet go of the team as soon as they started to move. Midtbo ran forward over the coal, grabbed the lines, slipped and pulled back. Then the right line broke, leaving Midtbo with the left line only and the moving train on his left. The team swerved to the right, running with the train, straight for the box cars 40 feet away watching the mov ing train only. A spectator relates: "I then wit nessed a most amazing interlude that for exhibition of courage, cool nerve, resourcefulness, keen and alert minds in danger surpasses my former con ception of same. To jump to the right meant death, the destruction of the sled and hay rack and God only knows what would have become of the team. To jump to the left Midtbo would have to go over coal and a big box in the right hand corner with per haps injury to him and the loss of his property." When the line broke, Midtbo seemed to take in the whole situation at once, scanning the stationary cars and the moving train. He then did a most amazing thing—he pulled the resisting team by the left line he now had towards the train, speaking cool and assuringly to them. This checked them somewhat and when the rack got within an inch or so of the moving cars, he eased on the line and the team again swerved to the right, in creasing their speed. He then quick ly pulled them to the train, jerked the line, spoke again reasurring to them, vaulted the. hay rack basket and in two bounds had the right horse by the head and it was soon all over. A little damage had been done to the basket part of the rack. When Midtbo was asked why he took this chance he cooly said: ""It was the least dangerous course to take. I had to stop the team before they went wild and got up speed and a horse will never, even in excitement run int othe moving object that caus ed its fright." Midtbo has been a U. S. Senatorial aspirant in North Dakota and now re sides on his farm near Donnybrook. For many years he lived in Minot.— Contributed. Dr. J. R. Pence Now Heads Kitf anians The Kiwanians had installation of their officers for the ensuing year, at the meeting this' week at the Episco pal dining hall, and as the old offi cers stepped out the new took, cnarge of affairs. While the past year has seen many achievements in the club circles, it is foreseen that the coming year of 1923 'will even excel 1922 by far. The new officers are J. R. Pence, president Dr. E. J. DeMots, vice president, and B. A. Balerud, treasurer. Visitors at the meeting were Frederick Lewis who favored the club with several line selections in instrumental music, and John H. Lew is, S. F. Langord, J. F. McGuire, Dave. Mair, W. C. Stephen, Harold True blood, and Roland Brooks. The at tendance prize given by O. B. Herig stad was awarded to Sam Morgans J. C. Huyck told an awful story. Dr. Andy Carr, the young politician, gave a paper on the subject "An Election". Carl N. Cox acted as chairman. The retiring officers for the past year are Carl N. Cox, president John J. Coyle, vice president, and A. H. Kurth, treas- nrer- Velva Tailors Charged With Assault Velva, Dec. s21.—Norman and Wal ter McCutcheon, who operate a tailor shop in Velva, were placed under ar rest Thursday, charged with assault and battery. John Brauer, "Dutch John", is the complaining witness. The complaint charges that the boys .called at the restaurant of Mr. Brauer late Wednesday night and gave him a terrific beating without cause or pre vious provocation. They will be tak en to Towner by the sheriff where ai hearing will be held. To Our Patrons I We wish to thank all our patrons for their liberal patronage during 1922 and hope that the coming year will bring peace, prosperity and happiness to you all. First International Bank A Good New Years Resolution on^conscienhoujlj Spend cautiously THE UNION NATIONAL BANK Minot, N. D. ITH the closing of the most prosperous year in our business career we ex tend to all of our friends a sincere appreciation of their splendid pa tronage in the past. The success ofv1922 will spur us to even greater efforts during the coming year We extend best wishes for a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. Leland Department Store St' I December 28, 1922 I «\£.