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Golden Valley chronicle. (Beach, Billings County, N.D.) 1905-1916, April 11, 1913, Image 2

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The First National Bank at Car
lington offers a cash prize of $ 100
for the best acre of alfalfa raised
in Foster county this year.
George H- Walsh, who led the
fight for the establishment of the
University of North Dakota in
Grand Forks, died in the home for
old soldiers in Minneapolis.
This week the teachers of Bill
ing* and Stark counties held a
joint institute at Dickinson, and
from the reports it was one of the
biggest and best affairs of the
land ever held in western North
Frank Christianson of Belfield,
xnet with what might have been
a serious accident. He fell into
the reservoir, cutting quite an ugly
gash in his right eyelid. An
thony Dahlheimer jcame to his
rescue and landed him safely on
the shore.
The new Montana liquor li
cense law says, "it shall be unlaw
ful for any county or city in this
state to issue more than one li
cense for every 500 inhabitants
in any city or town, to any re
tail liquor dealer," provided that
"any city or town may issue li
censes to two saloons."
The new road tax law which
was passed at the recent session
of the legislature does not go into
effect until July 1, and as a con
sequence will not affect this year's
work. The law provides that all
road taxes shall be paid in cash
instead of allowing people to
work them out as heretofore.
A new corporation has been
formed at Scranton and stock is
being sold for the purpose of es
tablishing a brick plant. Accord
ing to the Register, stock is sell
ing readily to the local business
men. A plant that will hire 500
men with a capacity of manufac
turing 50,000 brick daily is plan
There is a gigantic task ahead
of North Dakota farmers this
spring in the spring plowing. Most
of the land must be turned over
before it can be seeded.
Robert Beery, of Mott, brother
of J. A. Beery who works in the
irjiditor's office at Medora, was
appointed deputy state bank ex
In swinging around quickly to
avoid a blow, Charles McClosky
broke his leg last week at Sen
tinel Butte, and was taken to
Dickinson for treatment. He was
having an altercation with a for
mer employe, and the man struck
at him in turning suddenly he
suffered the injury and fell to the
Because the Thirteenth legisla
tive assembly was so liberal in its
appropriation as to leave the state
with insufficient funds to meet
them all, the state board of ex
aminers has suspended, until such
time as it is assured the funds are
available, $53,668.21 appropria
ted for the Montana state fair,
and $12,000 appropriated for a
forestry school at Missoula.
Sixteen Minneapolis newsdeal
ers were indicted by the federal
gTand jury last Saturday on a
charge of distributing obscene lit
erature, the literature in question
being Jim Jam Jems." War
rants against the newsdealers
were served last fall and the men
tfere arraigned before Commis
sioner Abbott, Nov. 28, charged
from the express office for dis
Statistics on file with the North
Dakota Development league
show that there are now 7.500
Jewish families on farms in the
U. S. today having a total
of 37,000 Jews engaged in agri
culture farmers, there being sev
eral colonies of them in the west
ern part of the state. Upon the
land the Jew is competent and is
making for himself a place of im
portance in the agricultural life of
our country.
The river rose rapidly Sunday,
then went down as quickly. Tues
day morning it came up to a point
that it had not reached before in
several years, and claimed much
interest from us, who might be af
fected by too much river. In
deed, the interest in the condition
of the stream drew many from the
rmmnflr" games. The bottom was
covered with water to within a
paces of this mental illumination,
*nd at the bridge the swift sur
xent was but five feet from the
girders. During the afternoon it
receded some, and by Wednes
day morning was down about
dine feet, so no damage was fear
«d.—Medora Herald.
Montana-North Dakota News
The Socialists elected a com*
•oissioner at Minot last week.
Representative Stout of Mon
tana ha* recommended the ap
pointment of the following post
masters of that state: Joseph S.
Pearson, Belt J. A. Wright, Ches
ter C. L. Beers, Judith Gap
Grant Robinson, Lewistown J.
S. Kelly, Kendall J. P. Lavelle,
Columbus Harry S. Green, Big
Sandy Thos. H. Rush, Wibaux
Charles Lipey, Fort Benton Henri
H. Smith, Joliet Mrs. Alice Hen
sley, Moore.
"Guilty of assault in the second
degree," was the verdict returned
by the jury Monday evening at
about eleven-thirty, after deliber
ating less than an hour in the case
of the State of Montana vs. Fred
Williams of Wibaux, charged with
having threatened to kill deputy
sheriff Frank Boyce of Wibaux,
as the latter was attempting to
place him under arrest on Novem
ber 7 th last.—Glendive Inde
Len Wilcox, near Shafer, acci
dentally exploded a cartridge
while endeavoring to remove it
from a 2 2-caliber six shooter, and
shot himself in the left foot.
The bullet passed through the left
hand and embedded itself in the
left foot. He picked the ball out
of his foot and came to town
where he has been ever since un
der Dr. Morris' care. The wounds
are not at all dangerous and the
young man will soon be about
John Larson, whose farm home
is near Lyons, suffered the loss
of nine fresh milch cows, seven
calves and several hundred bush
els of seed oatft and wheat, be
cause of the high water of the
Heart river. Mr. Larson has
lived in the same place for 31
years and the present high water
is the first to effect a loss. The
water was at the high point in
that vicinity Tuesday evening,
when his stock drowned. Sev
eral head of horses were saved
by diligent work.
The question of the extension
of the Northern Pacific railroad
from Stanton west into Dunn
county the coming season seems
to be definitely settled. The com
pany has not only secured options
but actually purchased the right
of-way for the greater part of the
proposed line from Golden Val
ley in Mercer county to Melby in
Dunn county, and it is likely that
contracts for grading of the last
extension will be let within a short
time and work actually commenc
Hebron's annual flood occur
red last Sunday night and most
of the North Side residences were
surrounded by water, which flow
ed through the streets in imita
tion of a good sized river.
The flood was caused by an
ice jam at the railroad bridge west
of Hebron which threw all the
water due to rain and thaw out of
its natural course and it followed
the railroad track through the
length of Hebron until the reser
voir of the brick factory was fill
ed and the back water filled many
cellars and overflowed the side
North Dakota probably holds
the record for the small number
of female prisoners held in the
penitentiary. There are only three
female inmates at the institution.
Two of them have been there for
some time. On of the prisoners
is serving a sentence for the crime
of manslaughter, while the other
two are convicted under the white
slave law. The records have not
been examined to ascertain the
pumlber in other state peniten
tiaries, but it is not probable
there is another state with so few
female prisoners. There was for
some time only one woman there.
Randolph Holding, pioneer
Resident of Sargent county, 73
years old, was arrested on a
charge of criminal assault on the
ten-year-old girl of L. B. Carvel
of Ransom county. Holding
was the founder of that town and
was formerly county surveyor and
has held other positions of trust.
Prior to coming to North Dakota
he was a resident of Minnesota
and served a term in the legisla
ture. He asserts the charges are
for blackmailing purposes. There
was great indignation when the
charges were first made known
and there was some talk of lynch
ing but there was no outbreak.
Papers in an action against E.
G. Warren, county superintendent
of schools, of Ward county, to re.
cover $12,201.50 which includ
ed alleged overcharges for mile
age travelled from August 1,
1910 to January 7, 1913, togeth
er with interest on the various
amounts which it is claimed Mr.
Warren failed to deposit to the
credit of the teachers* fund until
February 1, 1913, were served on
Mr. Warren the other afternoon.
The action was begun by States
Attorney R. A. Nestos on behalf
of Ward county and will come
up for trial in regular order at the
next term of the district court,
which will convene next July.
The annual election and ban
quet of the Dickinson Commer
cial Club on May 7 th, promises
to be one of the big social events
of the season. Gov. L. B. Hanna
will be present and will give the
principal address of the evening.
The committee in charge of ar
rangements is J. W. Reed, W. L.
Richards, Fred Maser, R. S. Dav
idson and W. L. Orchard.
Of the thousands of fatalities
in the catastrophes of the last
half century in this country prob
ably more were due to floods
than to any other single cause.
Rising waters .with destruction of
property, have been common
from year to year in many val
leys. Almost invariably, howev
er, it has been possible to warn
inhabitants of the low areas ad
joining rivers. Most of the de
struction of life by water has oc
curred in connection with the
fajreaking of dams, from which
cities and villages have been in
The biggest example of a high
pressure flood was that which
swept the town of Johnstown,
Pa., Op May 31, 1889, taking 2,
235 lives and destroying prop
erty valued at $10,000,000. The
water in the great reservoir of
Lake Conemaugh, two miles and
a half long by a mile and a half
wide and 100 feet deep, swept
through the Conemaugh valley,
destroying Johnstown and all its
neighboring villages. Fire fol
lowed the flood-
The reservoir, far higher than
Johnstown, belonged to a hunt
ing club. It had been construct
ed carelessly. Complaints often
had been made to the owners.
The dam of the reservoir was
made of earth, with no masonary
reinforcement. There had been
long-continued rains prior to May
31, and when the danger was
seen gangs of men were put to
work to open a sluce. But they
could not work fast enough to
keep pace with the rising waters.
At noon on May 31 a messen
ger was sent to Johnstown warn
ing all the inhabitants to flee. The
warning was not taken seriously.
When it became certain that the
dam was going an engineer nam
ed Traks mounted a fast horse
and rode through the valley to
Johnstown, eighteen miles away,
shouting an alarm as he went.
At 3 p. m. the whole center of
the dam gave way in a break 300
feet wide.
The flood, half a mile wide and
fortv feet high, rushed on its way
to Johnstown. It tore down
everything in its course, taking up
whole villages in a few seconds
and carrying the tons of building
materials like so many chips.
Two wings of the flood struck
Johnstown almost simultaneously.
The destruction was complete.
Persons who escaped were forced
to run at the very last moment
when they heard the rush of wat
er in the distance. Hundreds
floated in the rapids and whirl
pools and were not found for
Another great flood due to the
breaking of a dam occurred in the
little town of Austin, Pa., in the
afternoon of September 30, 1911.
A cement dam, 49 feet high, 32
feet wide at the base and 530
feet long, storing water for a pa
per-pulp mill, gave way, releasing
400,000,000 gallons. The in
habitants of Austin, eleven miles
below the dam were warned by
telephone. Fewer than 100 per
sons lost their lives. Fire fol
lowed the water.
The most recent flood of great
consequence in this country oc
curred last May, when land great
er in area than Massachusetts,
Connecticut and Rhode Island
combined, was submerged in the
lower Mississippi valley. About
1 75,000 persons were driven
from their homes to the highlands
on either side of the Mississippi.
Although only a few lives were
lost the damage to property ran
into millions. Farmers lost all
their live stock and many South
ern states suffered from food
shortage as a consequence. The
government took strong measures
to prevent epidemics resulting
from the decaying waste.
For Sale—Set of 34x3 1 -2 Im
perial auto tires, brand new, for
demountable rims, at cost. Frank
Konczak. 22-tf.
We have "n recent years had a
president with a stick, one with
a smile, and it now looks very
much as though we were to find
one with an old-fashioned back
bone.—Farm Stock fit Home.
After ordering the grocery
team to drive out a mile and a
half to deliver a yeast cake, the
members of the Woman's Club
listen to papers showing the cost
of living to be due to the gold
supply, tariff, and trusts.
Negro Lynched
At Mondak
After Killing Sheriff and Deputy
N®gro Taken from Jail And
Hung to Telegraph Pole.
Three men are dead as the re
sult of a shooting and lynching
affray at Mondak, Mont., on the
Great Northern, north of Beach
last Friday afternoon. The dead
men are Sheriff Courtney and De
puty Sheriff R. H. Bumnaster,
who were shot down while trying
to arrest J. C. Collins, a negro,
on a charge of murder, and the
negro who was later taken from
the jail at Mondak and hanged by
a mob.
The shooting occurred about
3:30 in the afternoon at a point
near Mondak. The officials re
ceived word that Collins, who has
been hanging around Mondak
since last fall, was wanted in Iowa
on a charge of murder. They set
out to arrest him and found him
at a farm house about a mile from
te village- When the officers
sought to place him under arrest
the negro whipped out a revolv
er and opened fire. The first shot
hit the sheriff, killing him instant
ly. The negro then turned the
weapon upon Deputy Sheriff
Bumnaster, firing four bullets at
close range. All of the bullets
took effect. One hit him in the
liver and one in the arm. The
wounded man was hurried to the
city hospital at Williston, but his
wounds were mortal and at 10
o'clock last night he died.
Negro Gives Himself Up.
Immediately after the shooting,
a posse was formed at Mondak to
go in search of the murderer. The
man was found about a mile from
Snowden, Mont., and he gave
himself up without a struggle. He
was taken to the jail at Mondak.
About 9:30 o'clock last night a
mob was formed in that city,
went quietly to the city jail bat
tered down the door and dragged
the murderer forth. A rope
was placed around his neck and
he was dragged some distance
through the streets and hung to
a telegraph pole. The man was
more dead than alive when he was
strung up as a result of his be
ing dragged through the streets
and death was almost immediate.
The rnob wa3 a large one and evi
dently had its work well planned.
It went to the jail in excellent or
der and having accomplished its
work, quietly dispersed. While
no names have been definitely
learned it is reported that many
well known citizens of the vil
lage were among the number.
Little Known of Murderer.
Little is known of the dead
murderer. He has been hanging
around the village for some time
but it was not until recently that
it became known that he had a
bad record- According to the
information received from Iowa
officials he had been connected
with two murders in that state
and was evidently a most dan
gerous character.
The railways, being vitally in
terested in crop conditions,' keep
in close touch with farming oper
ations, present and prospective.
A prominent railway official of
Grand Forks stated this week,
that notwithstanding the produc
tion of grain last year there is no
reason why it should not be sur
passed in 1913 if the good out
look that now maintains leads to
a reasonably favorable growing
(In some parts of the state not
so much fall plowing was done as
should normally have been the
case, but on the whole, that is not
a serious charge.
Corn promises to be a bigger
crop than ever this year, as North
Dakota will probably put in more
corn by far than ever before.
North Dakota raised a good
corn crop last year. It was not
large by comparison with the big
corn states, but for North Dakota
it was a big one. Not only was
it profitable crop, but the people
of North Dakota are rather proud
of what they did because there
used to be an idea, and it still
maintains to some extent, that the
state is too far north for corn.
Some of the finest corn grown
was produced and a quantity of
it last year.
Wheat will not cover a larger
acreage than last year in our op
inion there will be many thou
sands of new acres put into wheat,
but diversification of farming is at
work in many places and will cut
down the wheat acreage and bal
ance it up somewhat.
Ten teams of good four-year
old horses, geldings, broke and
grain fed, will be sold at my ranch
at private sale for cash. Come
early and take your pick. Ranch
located ten miles south of Sentinel
Butte city, on sectfcm 3, 138-104.
—J. B. Stoddard, Proprietor.—
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If you want a loan of any kind, call
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