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of Billings Registers and Receivers, U. S. land officers (named below). E A E W O N E Leaves of Absence From Homesteads Act Approved Aug. 19, 1911, Gives Homesteaders Leave of Absence to April 15,1912 Department of the Interior, General land office, Washington, Sept. 8, 1911. Gentlemen: Your attention is directed to the provisions of the act of congress approved August 19, 1911 (Public, No. 27) entitled "An act granting leaves of abence to certain homesteaders," which reads as follows: Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America in con gress assembled, that all persons who have heretofore made home stead entries in the Lemmon, Timber Lake, Rapid City, Cham berlain, Belle Fourche. Gregory an Pierre land districts in the state of South Dakota in the Denver, Pueblo, -Sterling, Hugo, Lamar, and Glenwood Springs land districts, in the state of Colorado in the Valentine, O'Neill, North Piatte, Broken Bow, and Alliance land districts, in the state of Nebraska in the Lawton, Woodward, and Guthrie land ditricts, in the stat* of Okla homa in the Dickinson, Minot. Williston, Devils Lake, and Bis marck land districts, in the state of North Dakota in the Cheyenne, Evanston, Sundance, Buffalo, Lander, and Douglas districts, in the state of Wyoming in the Clayton, Fort Sumner, Las Cruces, Tucumcari, Roswell, and Santa Fe land districts, in the Territory of New Mexico in the Phoenix land district, in the Territory of Ari zona in the former Spokane In dian reservation, in the state of Washington and in the Burns, Vale, La Grand, and The Dalles land districts, in the state of Oregon, are hereby relieved from the necessity of residence and cul tivation upon their lands fiom the date of approval of this act to April fifteenth, nineteen hundred and twelve: Provided, That the time of actual absence during the period named shall not be deduct ed from the full time of residence required by law. Homestead entrymen soming under the above act who are ab sent from their claims or any period between the dates of August 19, 1911, and April 15, 1912, are not required to file ap plication for such leave. Very respectfully, —John McPhaul, Acting Asst. Commissioner. Approved Sept. 8, 1911. —Samuel Adams, Acting Secretary. lion. George McClellan received a pass to the Public Lands Con vention which started in Denver, Col:, Sept. 28, and will continue until Oct. 3. The honorable gen tleman informs the Chronicle that he would have been numbered among those present but for the necessary attention of matters in connection with his loan business at this time. [wi 'VE GOT THE MONEY ROTH ENBERGER-WOOD Arthur Wood, son of 0. D. Wood, jeweler and optician, was married to Miss Kate Rothenber-. ger, of Marion, N. D., in Medora, by Judge Paxton, Tuesday, Sep* tember 26. The bride is practi cally a stranger in this city hav ing been here but a short time, but we learn she is a young lady of high standing in her home town, the kind that always meets with a cordial welcome in Beach society. The groom is also anew comer to this city, but since his arrival has conducted himself in such a manner as to call forth commendation from all those with whom he has made acquaintance,, and the Chronicle man is glad to be numbered as one. Here's wishing the young couple along and happy voyage on the matri monial sea. Card of Thanks We wish to extend our sincere thanks for the many little kind nesses shown us by our neighbors and friends during the sickness and death of our beloved son, Fredrick. Also to Father^ Wol pers, the St. John's church choir, and all those who attended and as sisted at the funeral services. —Mr. and Mr. Michael Gass and family. Bondsmen Make It Interesting Proceed to Collect Bonds From Al Freed Who "Jumped" His Bonds Brings Results. Last winter, when F. C. Hef fron, through the instigation of some grieved party, started in closing the pigs in Marmarth, it was not supposed that the "trou ble" would be as extensive and lasting as it seems to have become. Among those" seeking bondsmen at the time was Al Freed, who was generally known as a "pretty square fellow," and he readily secured bondsmen on two charges amounting./ to $1,000. However, when his case came to trial the defendant had "traveled" and the judge ordered that the bonds be forfeited. However, this did not create much stir and matters progressed in the same quiet way until re cently when Asst. Atty. Gen Heffron began a suit against the bondsmen for the amount of the bonds under direction of Judge Crawford. In order to protect themselves the bondsmen put an attachment on the property of Freed consisting of a half interest in the Sharp pool room building and full title of the model ropfn ing house and equipage. Both of these institutions were under the management of Al. Sharp, who left town at an early date, upon learning of the pro posed attachment against the Freed property and who placed "Shorty" Taylor in charge of the property. "Shorty" managed the two in stitutions as well as cotald be^de sired until the last two days of last week. The real trouble start ed Monday when the attachment was served and it was found that Even though we are well acquainted with the people of the famous Goldrti Valley and that they know we have all kinds of money to loan, we take these pains to remind* our many friends of the fact that we are still here at the same old stand and always ready for business with $1,000,000.00 on hand that we offer to loan on real estate first mort gages. If you contemplate proving up on your homestead come and see us about it as it is our business and we can start the proof for you and will not charge you a penny for our services. The third annual Interstate Fair at Beach was opened tft the public Tuesday and at this writing is practically a thing of history. When we say the fair is the aiggest and best ever held in this part of the state, that the attend ance has smashed all former records, the horse races eclipsed all expectations, the attractions interesting and edifying, the aerial flights by "Lucky Bob" St. Henry, as spectacular as any ever witnessed by humqn eye, small, indeed, is our way of expressing the wonders and magnitude of this superb exhibition. And you ask, who is due the credit? The business men of Beach have in no way been lacking, the farmers of the Golden Valley came nobly to the front, the weather was fair, but surely Manager C. D. Harlow is well worthy of the many con gratulation he is receiving He has proven beyond a doubt lhat he is an advertising man of excep tional ability, at all times capable of furnishing the kind of litera ture that attracts and draws the crowd. This year the farmers, as weli as the city folk, took special inter est in the fair—the liberal premi ums offering extraordinary in ducefiints—and the display of the products of the soil was the best we ever saw since our advent into all the pool balls and the cash register had been taken from the pool room. "Shorty" has generally been considered a first rate fellow, and, although he has now and then got into trouble, it has never been through dishonesty, and his many friends most heartily grieve over the faet that he may have erred, and hope that he will bfe able to prove his innocence. Later Miss Amelia Barr, who has had several articles taken from her room, started a search and the articles along with a bunch of other stuff were found in "Shorty.'s" shack.—Marmarth Mail. BURKEY CORRESPONDENCE Mrs. C. Barres is at Bismarck visiting this week. The town board of supervisors met at Clerk Egan's Monday. Mrs. Andrew Peterson was a Sentinel Butte visitor Thursday. Miss Susie Doeffler spent Satur day and Sunday at her homestead near Alpha. Mrs. J. W. Page entertained Mr. and Mrs. Glen Kinney at din ner Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Green left for their home at Baker, Mont., last Thursday. Mr. Welch was out from Beach and took some very nice post cards of the lower valley store. Mr. and Mrs. Moore passed through Burkey Wednesday on their way home from Beach. Julius Vandale got 1100 bushels of wheat from' a little over 100 acres on his land near Fire Points. Tom Blitsenboch is again able to work after being laid up sev eral' weeta, the result of being thrown from a horse. Buck's machine and also Henry Barres' rig have been up for re pairs the past week and threshing has been at a standstill. The Sunshine society was very pleasantly entertained by Miss Belle Dunn at her hom? near I O 2 5 I N 1 9 0 5 $ VOLUME 6. BEACH, BILLINGS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29,1911. NUMBER 46 St. Henry's Flights NEIGHBORING TOWNS WELL REPRESENTED ALL FOUR DAYS Biggest and Best Exhibition in History of Western North Dakota—Superb Showing of Live Stock, Fruits, Vegetables and Small Crains IDallev Chronicle Please Thousands Large Crowds From the North, South, East and West, Flock to Beach For the Big Interstate Fair—Manager Harlow Receiving Many Con gratulations From Pleased and Satisfied Visitors the state. 'Jn quantity it is not as large as you will see at the state fairs, but the quality was the best ever placed on the exhibit table. Fine specimens of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs were to be found in the exhibition pens. Very few poultry fanciers com peted for prizes. In the floral hall is to be seen some of the finest pieces of ladies handiwork that can be found anywhere, showing the efficiency attained by the la dies of Beach and the Golden Val ley in this particular art. From early morn until late at night the visitors found plenty of ways to amuse themselves. A carnival company had been secured for the occasion, and during the early part of the day and in the evening, vaudeville shows were kept constantly running on the principal streets of the city. Every night Interstate Fair vis itor tucked- themselves in their downy cots thoroughly tired out trying to make the rcmnds of the many dazzling attractions that had been provided for their amuse ment. In this issue we are unable to publish the names of the prize winners of the several different exhibits, but next week we hope to be able to give our readers the names of the exhibitors and those who secured the prizes. Williams Wednesday. Several from Burkey were present. A delicious lunch was served. The friends of Harry Morton who recently resided here will be pleased to learn of his recent mar riage at Olewein, la., to Miss Fenicle, a prominent young lady of that place. The happy pair re side at Waterloo, where Mr. Morton is in the dairy-business. Dwight Snow, while playing at school last Thursday afternoon fell and dislocated the elbow of the right arm. Dr. Stough was im mediately summoned and the lit tle fellow was fixed up quite com fortable, although he will be ob liged to wear his arm in a sling for two or three weeks. John Baer gave a stag party last Monday evening for his father, who rfVrived recently from Appleton, Wis. About 15 invited guests were present and progres sive whist was played until about midnight, wh^n very satisfying refreshments were served. After the host had presented Mr. S. A. Smith with a box of the best brand of smokers for his skill, or luck, at card playing, the guests departed, having spent a very en joyable evening and having made the acquaintance of a prominent Appleton, Wis., gentleman, who was formerly a congressman from that district. F. W. Hines, 'president of the Wares Grain Binder Attachment Co.,/is,in the city this week get ting acquainted with the Goiden Valley farmers and assisting in the demonstration of their binder attachment at the Interstate Fair. The barn in the rear of the old hospital on Second avenue caught fire last Monday night and burned t.o the ground. A quantity of hay besides the barn was the only loss. Mrs. J. II. Nichols and two daughters, who were visiting Mrs. Nichols' mother at Regent for about a week, returned home last Monday. A N 1 5 0 Notice FARMERS GENERAL SERVICE CO. AGAIN! There will be a meeting during the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the banking rooms of the Golden Valley State Bank at Beach, to consider ways and means to oppose the collection of notes given by farmers in the Golden Valley to the Farmers General Service Company. All subscribers and persons in terested are requested to be pres ent. —Conrad Fakler, H. 0. Helland, R. O. Tangen. BULLET PASSED THROUGH JAWS Medora, N. D., Sept. 27.— A son of Will Collis, living ten miles south of here, met with a serious accident this week. It appears he had shot a wolf which he took to a shed and hung up to skin. He set his gun against some machinery, from which it slipped, striking some object which caused its discharge. The ball passed through one jaw, knocking out some of the teeth then through the tongue, cutting it off, and lodged in the opposite jaw. He is now in the hospital at Dickinson. Elks Banquet R. G. St. Henry Members of the Antlered Tribe Did Themselves Proud at Banquet in Honor of "Lucky Bob." The banquet given by the Elks in honor of R. C. St. Henry last Tuesday evening at the opera house was well attended by mem bers of the antlered tribe. Miles City was down in a special car, while Glendive, Wibaux. Sentinel Butte, Medora and Dickinson were well represented. About 200 Elks were present altogether. Foster's orchestra was hired for the occasion and a fine musical and vocal program was rendered, after which the guests were seat ed at the banquet table and the inner man satisfied. At.ty. M. H. Jefferson acted as toast master and his witty remarks in calling on the different speakers brought forth rounds of applause, as did also the different speakers, among whom were Messrs. St. Henry, Burnett, Murtha, Martin, Reeve. Berry, Moulton, Webster, and others. Many words of praise were given by speakers from out side towns. It was a pleasant joy party and did not break up until along in the morning. A SNAP We have for sale a new Stick ney 5 horse-power gasoline engine has been used very little and is as good as new cost us $240.00 will sell if taken at once for $190.00, or will take good flax or oats as part-payment. We also have various machinist tools and auto supplies which will be sold at your own price.' Box 537. —Beach Auto Co. Read This Before You Make Your Farm Loan Do you want the privilege of paying your Farm Loan before maturity If so I grant the follow-, ing option "Option Granted Borrower of Pay ing this note on any interest paying date after first year." If the other fellow tells you he will do the same make him write it on the face of the first mort gage note. That is what I will do for you. Call at my office over the Golden Valley State Bank. J. R. WATERS I—N-- ~T*9 1 1 Leading Paper of the City of Beach Man Killed by A Plow Engine Mystery in Tragic Death of Anton Brandvold, a Farmer Near Mar marth, at Night Marmarth, N. D., Sept. 27.— Anton Brandvold was instantly killed by being crushed beneath the wheels of a gasoline plow en gine at the farm of Charles Samp son. He had been working the two days previous with a stacking crew at the Sampson farm. Several rounds of the field were made before 10:15 p. m., when a stop oi a half hour was made to repair the steering device. On the next round Mr. Dobbie no ticed a peculiar jar of the engine as though passing over an object and immediately shut off the power. He discovered that the object was the body of a man and identified it as that of Anton Brandvold. It is probable that being attracted by the powerful headlight of the engine at the other end of the field, while the repair was being made, Brandvold laid down to wait until the engine came up and in the meantime went to sleep. $35,000 FIRE AT MARMARTH Marmarth, N, D., Sept. 25.— Marmarth was visited by one of the fiercest fires in its history when the Commercial hotel, Nic cum's barber shop, Chamberlain's candy shop, M. S. Olson's clothing store, and the Pleasant Hour res taurant were destroyed by the flames. The conflagration origin ated in the clothing store and rapidly spread to the other build ings in the same block. The fire department responded promptly, but owing to a new valve arrange ment of the hydrants there was a short delay in bringing the streams of water into play. A stream of sparks threatened for a time to carry the blaze to the en tire town, and only heroic efforts prevented this added disaster. The total loss exceeded $35,000, of which $18,000 was covered by in surance. COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION Senator A. J. Gronna has sent out notice for [the holding of competitive examinations^for the selection of one cadet to West Point and Annapolis. The examinations will take place at the senator's home town, Lakota, beginning Tuesday, Octo ber 24. These examinations are in no sense entrance examinations to the Military or Naval acadmies, but are held solely for the purpose of enabling Senator Gronna to select the best fitted young men for the appointments. BASKET SOCIAL There will be a basket social at the Bonnie View school house, 12 miles north of Beach, Friday, Oct. 6. pit Algie Arnold, of Minneaoplis, is here looking after his farming in tests east of Beach.