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OCT'- *1$ ft ,9" E A of Billings County I1 Dry Farming 8ig Convention Oponed Thursd* Morning at Dickinson largo Attendance WiC Dickinson, N. D., Dec. 7.—With a large attendance of farmers from all sections of the slope country, the annual meeting of the North Dakota Dry Farming association convened today and tomorrow. A hearty address of welcome was delivered by Mayor R. H. Johnson of Digkinson. This was followed by a greeting from Pres. C. L. Timmerman of Mandan. Pres. J. H. Worst of the A. C. was the next speaker, taking as his subject, "Western North Da kota. He delivered a masterly address, full of practical sugges tions for better farming methods. Mr. Worst will deliver the princi pal address of the convention on the subejct,'"Tbe Unbridged Gap Between Advanced Farming and the Present Day Farming," as the closing address of the gathering tomorrow afternoon. "Crop Rotation and Moisture Conservation was the subject of an excellent address this morning by W. R. Porter, superintendent of North Dakota demonstration farms. Prof. Thos. Shaw followed with an address on "The Use and Places of Summer Fallow." At 1:30 this afternoon a farm ers' institute was conducted by A. E. Chamberlain. Speakers of the afternoon ses sions were W. C. Palmer, Dairy Commissioner Flint, Prof. H. L. Bolley and Prof. Thos. Shaw. This evening Pres. Franklin McVey of the North Dakota uni versity. will talk on "Capitalize tion and Co-operation in Agricul ture FAHLSTROM-KNUTSON NUPTIALS A very pretty wedding .was solemnized last Saturday evening at the nome of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Maanum, when the Rev. E. A. Voller joined together in the holy bonds of matrimony Gunner Fahlstrom to Miss Cora Knutson, a sister of Mrs. Maanum. The bride looked charming in a pale blue silk gown and was as sisted by Miss Jennie Knutson, her sister. She is a young woman possessed of a fascinating disposi tion and also many valuable ac complishments. Her friends are many seldom making an acquain tance but what she makes a friend. The groom is a prosperous and highly Esteemed Golden Valley farmer living about eleven miles south of this city. His vesture was the usual color worn at such occasions, and during the cere mony he was ably attended by Albert Knutson, the bride's brother. After the ceremony, a very de licious wedding supper was served by Mrs. Maanum, which all present enjoyed to the fullest extent. The Chronicle joins with a host of friends in extending Mr. and Mrs. Fahlstrom all kinds of wedded bliss and financial success. W O N E ,^* *w UECKERS-EVERS very pretty home wedding solemnized on Nov. 28, at the of the groom nine miles beast of Beach when Martin was united in marriage Isabelle Evers, of Mar he ceremony being per It by Rev. Essig of Miles yl ~%resent at the wedding A -sroom's mother, Mrs. F. aeem -And cousin, Chas. Smith, 6omew^.|r8, Herman and Wil li^itop. \ype latter's family, John Haution C. E. Carlson and wife, John! fou. 'tan, Chas. Brettin. Oscai'm." ji and their respective familfce was a real happy geu home Wiuijding and a bounteous meal war ^spread after the cere mony. That Evening the happy couple left for Marmarth, where they spent their honeymoon with the bride'a parents and relatives, re turning trfiBeach this morning. The bride via popular and indus trious young lady of Marmarth. while the gjroom is one of our best and most energetic young farmers who has tilled Golden Valley soil for the past five years, and as a consequence is considered among our well-to-do citizens. They will go to housekeeping immediately on the groom's farm. The Chronicle joins with the happy couple's many friends in extending congratulations. Read This Before You Make 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 isg 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 W. 0. W. ELECT OFFICERS At a meeting of the W. O. W. held Tuesday evening, December 5, in the Woodhull & Linger hall, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Chas. Roberts—C. 6. B. Monaghan—Ad. Lieut. E. Randel—Banker. J. W. McNiece—Clerk. H. 0. Waters—Escort. Frank Lambert—Watchman. J. A. Bullis—Sentry. J. R. Waters, J. Perky, Don Campbell—Managers. Wm. Rosenberg—C. C. Drs. MacNab, Museus and Stough—Physicians. Installation will take place January 2, 1912. Take Notice that 1 have leased section 15, township 136. range 105, to J. H. Moore and that my lease with Mr Moore provides that he shall pre vent all trespassing of, any kind whatsoever upon this land. It has recently come to my notice that many persons have taken and are taking, without any permission whatsoever, quantities of coal from this land. This notice is to advise you that all persons are forbidden to take any coal from this land whatever and that all who may do so will be arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Mr. Moore is author ized and obliged by his lease to enforce this matter and has full power to arrest and prosecute cases that may arise. D. J. McMAHON, 3-4 St. Paul. A son born to Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Whipple last Satur day morning lived only a few hours, passing away three hours after its birth. The remains weie interred Sunday morning in the Beach cemetery besides those of his little brother, Wallace, whose death was chronicled in last week's issue. V/ *v -J ~t. dim •V I O VOLUME 7. BEACH, BILLINGS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8,1911. Cremated Before Husband's Eyes Mistakes Gasoline for Kerosene With Deadly Result—Body is Burned to a Crisp R. E. Walker, funeral director and embalmer in the Overstad & Hoverson undertaking parlors, received a call from Wibaux last Sunday afternoon, uging that he hasten there at once. On his arrival in Wibaux he was taken to the home of John Inman, where Mrs. Inman lay cold in death, having succumbed to burns received from the explosion of a gasoline can which she mis took for kerosene when lighting the fire at about 7:00 o'clock that morning. At the time of the explosion Mr. Inman was in the next room and, on hearing the report and the agonizing screams for help, rushed to her assistance—but all too late, the body by this time being enveloped in flames and, with the exception of her feet, which were incased in her shoes, the unfortunate woman was burned to a crisp before the flames could be extinguished. Physicians were immediately called, but nothing could be done to prevent her untimely and tragic death. However, her suffering was relieved with opi ates and. conscious all the while, she lived until 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon, when death claimed fts own. forever relieving her of all earthly suffering. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband and two email children, one two.and the other three year* old. The body was embalmed by Mr. Walker and shipped to Anoka, Minn., her former home, for burial. SURELY A SAINT WAS THE LATE MRS. (REV.) HALTERMAN Away back about forty years ago there was a United Brethren minister by the name of Allen Halterman who, with his wife, choose for his Christian labors the frontier country, confining him self mostly to the state of Mis souri. Needless to say, their hardships were many and it is reasonable to believe that a crust of bread ofttimes constituted a meal. In time, "He, Who does all things well," believing that£the good man's labors had been suffi cient to receive his heavenly re ward, called him home. His dear wife and for so many years his helpmeet, was, for a few years, left behind to mourn his loss and complete the few unfinished earth ly tasks. During her years of widowhood she made her home in Bunker Hill 111., but her kind and Christian heart was ever with the frontier minister. La&t spring she received the news that Rev. Adams bad been stationed in this city in the inter est of the U. B. church. She im mediately started to make a quilt which she intended to present him for a Christmas gift. But long before the task was finished God called her spirit home. However, the request was left behind that the quilt be finishfcd by her rela tives and presented to Mr. Adams with her good wishes for success in his noble vocation. Needless to say, the request was complied with, and Wednesday afternoon Mr. Adams received the quilt from Mrs. A. W. Kastien, her daughter. He informs the Chroni cle man that it is a perfect beauty and in the years to come will be cherished by himself and family as a gift from one worthy of the title of a saint. SOME GOOD "ADS" RUNNING Have you noticed the Mitchell Automobile advertising running in this paper? It tells a lot of interesting things and will be found valuable to all who are in terested in motor cars. Look for it in this issue. The holidays offer an opportuni ty for having that group picture made. We offer a variety of styles and sizes at special holiday prices.—The Welch Studio. 4-5 r? *r $ **i 2 5 I N Beach Booster Talks in Fargo John M. Baer, Secretary of Beach Commercial Club, is Interviewed by Fargo Paper and Boosts Some Last Sunday's Fargo Courier News contained the following: J. M. Baer, secretary of the Beach Commercial club, as well as secretary of thxe J. R. Smith Land company of the same city, made Fargo a call yesterday after noon. He was on his way from eastern states to his home. ''Fully ten per cent of the peo ple whom I met in Wisconsin," said he, "want to come west. I believe if they could raise the money on ther land and homes in Wisconsin they would locate in either North Dakota or Montana at once. I found the money mar ket exceedingly tight in both Wis consin and Minnesota, and that in a measure is preventing a great many from settling in the West. "The great land shows of New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and the Twin Cities are making the people in the East open their eyes to the great possibilities of the West and I miss my guess unless there will be an outpouring of the people west next spring and sum mer. "Everything looks good to us out on The Slope, and we are looking for the greatest kind of a boom the coming season. In fact, I might say that a boom is going on out there all the time. I have just returned from a trip of sev eral weeks and the people are everywhere talking of the West and the prospects here* and all these land shows and corn and grain shows are doing their part to advertise us. "While I was in Minnesota I went to Winthrop, where there is a twine and cordage mill or fctaory, similar to the one that is to be built the coming summer at Beach and I was very much pleased with its workings and believe that it will be a big boom for us. It will enable us to sell the twine at about one-half what you pay for manila twine in Chicago and will also enable the farmers in that locality to sell their flax straw. Then there are byproducts in the shape of oakum and tow which they use extensively for upholster ing furniture, not to speak of feed. So you see that we are ex pecting a great deal from the plant." Mr. Baer left yesterday on the Northern Pacifip for his home. DICKINSON WINS DOTH GAMES FROM LOCALS (By Chas. F. Smith.) The Beach basketball team, headed by Manager Smith and Capt. McDonald, journeyed to Dickinson last Friday morning, leaving here at 6:34 on No. 8 and arriving in Dickinson in time for breakfast, and, had the boys play ed as they ate, it would have been a safe bet that Beach would have had a walkaway, but they did put up a good game, nevertheless, but of course were handicapped on the large, slippery and strange floor. Notwithstanding these dis advantages, Beach had the ball the greater part of the first half but were upfortunate in placing the ball in the basket time and again the ball rolled around the ring only to drop outside. In team-work Beach was just as good as Co. K, and very little fumbling took place. The Dickin son boys were equipped with suc tion bottom shoes, making them much more sure-footed than the Beach team. McDonald made the prettiest basket of the entire game pearly in the first half—a long shot from the center of the floor. The first half ended 16 to 7 in favor cf Co. K. The game was somewhat rough, but this is expected in the first few games of the season, and not fouls were called. Jack Lord acted as official for Beach and F. J. Flury, the Dickinson manager, for Dickinson. The members of the team were all asleep when No. 5 pulled in, but Chet Jackson, who was making use of a chair in the lobby while the rest of the boy3 were in a room, soon had the team aroused and hot-footed in a center-rush for the depot, and the boys just managed to swing 4n the train as it was pulling out. Although rather a "close shave," the boys' adventures were not to cease so abrupty, for they unexpectedly en countered a "bear" on the train, tut this Baer was on his way to Beach and was of the Beach boost ing variety, just returning from a pleasant visit with "Teddy" Baer however, it is said he acted more like a wolf on being awaken ed in his den by the hot-footed bunch, and soon had them scam pering away toward the further corners of the train cold-footed and with cold chills racing down their backs. The final score of the game was 42 to 13 in favor Of Dickinson. Following is lineup: Co. K: Beach Blair r. f. Jackson Clark 1. f. McDonald Hunt c. Brandt Hall r. g. Smith Baird 1. g. Austin Subs: Dickinson—Birch, Kuntz, Ritcher, Peck Beach—Nicol. Time of halves—20 min. The team from the Dickinson high school met the local high school five at the Beach opera house Friday evening and trimmed them to the tune of 44 to 14. The floor was very slippery, dances having been held on same the two previous nights, thus giving the advantage to the Dickinson lads, who were equipped with the same style shoe that proved so effective in winning the victory for Co. K. at Dickinson the same evening. The first half ended 10 to 21 in favor of Dickinson. A return game will be played some time in January at Dickin son and it is hoped that our boys will take them into camp. The Beach high plays the Glendive high at the latter place tonight and expect to go to Miles City and meet the high school team there Saturday night, but, as yet, the game has not been definitely arranged. The boys have been practicing hard since the Dickinson game and expect to win the games to night and Saturday. Following is the lineup: Dickinson Beach Roquette r. f. Blackburn Richards I. f. Hoverson V. McCutchon c. Gordon McCutchon r. g. Wallace Johnson 1. g. Delaney, Christiansen Time of halves—20 min. Offi cial—Hickok for Beach Gutafison for Dickinson. Final store— Dickinson 44 Beach 14. While the Chronicle man was making the rounds yesterday he dropped into the Beach State Bank and was informed by the cashier that it was that institu tion's first birthday, i/t having opened for business on December 7, 1910. It was a happy birthday for the institution, too, as its books show a very healthy growth and condition for its first year, showing a total of assets and lia bilities of over $95,000.00. With a capital stock paid in of $15,000, the institution's books show a net profit and surplus of nearly $4,000. Its loans and discounts are about $60,000 and deposits $65,000. Cer tainly a good showing for a one year-old bank. f%' fS}' -V 1 9 0 5 A N 1 5 0 0 I N 1 9 1 1 Chronicle Now Occupy New Depot Force Move Into New Structure Sunday and Everybody Now Happy -A Credit to Beach Beach's new depot is now occu pied and the N. P. force is doing business at the new stand, the move being made last Sunday. The new structure is a great improvement over the old shack and is not only appreciated by the N. P. force but by every citizen of Beach who fee's a certain amount of pride in the fact that Beach has a respectable railroad station—a thing which many cities much larger than ours cannot boast of. Much credit is due former Supt. B. O. Johnson of Glendive, with whom the Commercial club went in their appeal ^r a modern brick structure, and we&n say truthful ly that, if the Commercial club never does another nhlfc-vfpr the city, it has been well repaid in the securing of this one improve ment for whatever effort has beec put forth. May the Commercial club con tinue in its good work and get other things for Beach. The Ladies Aid of the Congre gational church will hold their annual Festival Day in the Beach opera house, Thursday, December 14. Dinner 11:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. supper 5:00 to 8:00. Farmers especially invited. The Epworth League of the Methodist church will give a social ^time in the Woodhull & Linger hall Tuesday evening, De cember 12. 1911. A good musical programme is being prepared and a right good time is promised, to which a general invitation is ex tended to all the young folks of our city and country. Admission free. St. Matthew's Chapel—Second Sunday in Advent. December 10, 1911: Mattins, Holy Eucharist and sermon, 10:30 a. m. Even song, 4:00 p. m.—J. S. Brayfield, Priest-in-charge. Rev. Alexander Karr, secretary of North Dakota Conference Claimonts' Endowment Fund, preached a very able sermon on "Personality" at the Methodist Episcopal church last Sunday morning and in the evening he presented the cause of which he is secretary. Rev. Karr will re main over Sunday, the 10th, and will occupy the Methodist pulpit both morning and evening. Don't forget the Epworth League at 6:30 sharp Sunday evening, apd be sure to bring some one with you to the 30-minute song service be ginning promptly at 7:30 every Sunday evening. We are here to do you good and we simply ask for the chance. Farm Loans We've got the money and will ORANT YOU ANY KIND OF AN OPTION YOU WANT that is reasonable. Our offices are over Lee's drug store where we can be found at any time. If you are going to prove up call ane see us about a loan, if you are going to make one, and we will start your proof for you without cost. I Piesik Land 6c Loan Co. *i'T v' V- 1| %V^v Vf- of the City of Beach NUMBER 4 !:l -.ft 'if'