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f'- ia If'" lit ST f'*i n1' !, 1 $ I.? 1 3 1 & •F 1 l«-i 1 37 f' t'L & ». The Editorial Page CHI LOCAL ni NATIONAL TOPICS DISCUSSED hr tk* EDITOit 1 At thepottomee in dm«»i Nortk Dakota, tecond class mail matter. ce in Beach. Golden Valley J. W. BRINTON, Editor Sabwsiption price*! .50 per yui: in «dv«n«. Ad —n rate* One lo.fen mchea. Z)c pet mch .iteir vne w.»c«» »v -r— M^Mkittr inctiM* 20c per inch 30 tnchea aad up, lH.)trindi. Special rates on standing advectise and yearly"contract. "Some men succeed if en couraged, but me for the man who will in spite of hell. —tKSSL SOME FACTS ABOUT COM MISSION FORM. Efficient city goverment requir es concentration of power, both executive and legislative, in a commission small enough to do business and for the voters read ily to fix the responsibility, such commissioners to be elected from the city at large, each commis sioner representing the city as a whole and not representing a par ticular ward from which he was elected. Can an alderman be blamed, elected as he is by a par ticular ward, for in a sense ex ploiting the city, through looking first to the desires of such ward and second to the needs of the oity? Under the commission system as proposed for adoption by Beach: Each commissioner is elected from, represents the whole city and is accountable to all the vot ers. The president is the executive officer for the city and has charge of and is responsible for the en forcing of all laws. Each commissioner is the head has charge of, and is responsible under the board, for an adminis trative department. Experience has proved that of ficials selected with all care, are oniy human, that they will not all be efficient and should be ac countable to )he voters during their terms of office. Under the commission system they are so accountable, the elec tors having the right to exercise undev proper restrictions the ini tiative, referendum and recall. The referendum is merely a simple means for the majority of the. voters to veto a misrepresen tative act of the commission. The initiative enables a major ity of the electors to compel any desired act.. The recall is merely the re placement by the electors of the president or any commissioner, whom they believe misrepresents them- These powers can be invoked by the electors only upon a suffi cient petition, and their moral value has proven to be so great that it has seldom been found nec essary to use them. Shoujd not a city possess the right, possessed by employers generally, prompt ly to replace an incompetent em ploye, to force employees to do its will or to desist doing from any act against its wishes? Galveston in its extremity created the commission system of city government. Three hundred cities in twenty states have since adopted it. Every city adopting thia system is operating under it today, to its proved advantage, Press dispatches show that Day ton, O., in its dire necessity is about to take advantage of this form of city government. [Why should not Beach 'the: biggest little city in the world' take advantage of a form of gov ernment proved incomparably better than the form we now en joy by the years of experi ence of hundreds of other cities or all sizes. Those farmers who are inclin ed to be enthusiastic over the In dependent Harvester Company sho«Id go slow—and look well before they leap. The report of the stockholder's committee which changing managers? HENRY was appointed to look into the affairs of this company is not very flattering. The International Harvester company may not look good to you farmers but be care ful you don't get into something that you will later look upon with greater disfavor. Don't jump blindfolded from the frying pan into the fire. F. D. Warren, editor of the Appeal io Reason, Girard, Kan., has filed a suit against W. R. Nel son, editor of the Kansas City Star, asking $200,000 damages for an alleged story in the Star in which it was stated that the Appeal was going to suspend pub lication. Warren claims in his complaint that he sustained a loss cf $100,000 in subscriptions and asks an additional $100,000 as punitive damages. Woodrow Wilson went from president of a college to president of the United States while How ard Taft traveled the other way and became college president aft er occupying the white house. John Bruegger, the democratic national committeeman fov North Dakota, was elected as one of the city commissioners at Williston. WHAT WOULD HAPPEN If "Big Otto" would buy anoth er Ford automobile? 11 the city council should order sidewalks constructed? If the farmers would all adopt scientific farming methods? If Judge Rosenberg should re sign as justice of the peace? If Beach should pdopt thr.- com mission form of gorernment5 If James G. Burke, the insur ance man, should get married? If "Heinie" Wiedow should become the tennis champion of Beach? If Chama should decide to be come a candidate for county seat honors? If Beachites would stop fight ing one another and all boost for the town? If Sentinel Butte should win the county seat fight from Beach by one vote? If our city attorney should final ly decide to become a candidate for congress? If Pierce Egan would establish the third newspaper in Beach as it is rumored? If A. C. Townley should be come the Socialist candidate for governor in 1914? If the opposition paper would settle down and discontinue BEACH OPERA HOUSE C. F. SMITH, Prop, and Mgr. It will be a great benefit to your physical system to lay aside your business cares and spend an hour watch ing our show of HIGH CLASS MOVING PICTURES fSayton _FLOOD SAT., APR. 26 Pictures, 10c and ISc-VAUDEVlLLE and Pictures, 15c, 25c a Oct* 00w« »«. w»«/ b»lOPfirt£ If State's Attorney Halliday would fail to publicly criticize this is.ue of the Chaonicle? If Patty Norton should insist on appointing Hugh Egan's son to West Point or Annapolis? If every property owner in Beach would set out trees this spring and build sidewalks? If the post office department puts on some more clerks to handle the parcel post business? If Sid Broderick, the barber, should decide not to get into any more arguments with strangers? If all the people in the Golden Valley would quit the mail order houses—7-Beach people included? If Wibaux should fail to secure their new county and become per manently attached to Glendive? If Commissioners O'Keefe and Egan should re-district the com missioner districts before the next election? If some one would buy that $700 worth of Advance stock of fered for sale at a discount by the Chronicle? If the Democratic county com mitteeman, M. H. Jefferson, should fail to name the next Beach postmaster? If the Socialists should start a red hot newspaper in Beach and put a county ticket in the field at the next election? If the parties implicated in the blowing up of the Chronicle should be apprehended and brought to justice? If the Northern Pacific railway would remove the old section house and park the right of way along our front street? If the city officials would sell their interests in the Beach Ad vance and appoint the Chronicle the city "official" paper? If George McCellan, the Bull Moose, should become a candi date for governor next year, as he anticipated doing in 1912? If the Golden Valley should have a bumper crop this year and wheat and flax go up to $1.50 and $2.50 per bushel this fall? PRESS COMMENT Oliver County Creameries According to the Bismarck Tribune Oliver county is one of the leading dairy sections of the state, but owing to the lack of im portant villages and newspapers, as well as, until recently, of di rect railway communications, has had comparatively little general publicity relative to this industry or its natural resources. Oliver has the second largest number of operating creameries there being six, though one of the smallest counties of North Dako ta—some fractions over eighteen townships. The creameries are located at Hanover, Center, Rhein, Nesbit, Yucca and Hensler, and are own ed and operated by the farmers on a co-operative basis. Besides supporting these cream eries, a large amount of cream produced witjhin the county is delivered to creameries over the lines in Morton and McLean coun ties. For the year ending June 30, 1912, though two of these cream eries had been operating a few months, their output was over a quarter of a million pounds of but ter, for which the patrons receiv ed, after the expense of manufac turing and selling were deducted, over $60,000. The first dairy work in the county that attracted attention was in the eighties. W. F. V. Kiebert made Edam cheese in his farm dairy on the Square Butte creek, near Yucca. In 1888 he sent a sample to the World's Exposition at New Or leans and was awarded second place. Later, he was the chief factor in the organization of a farmers' co-operative cheese fac SSjnr32T3E£ tory and was the manager of the plant, turning out for a number of seasons some very fine American cheese that found a ready market in nearby villages. The cheese factory was later moved to the new town of Cen ter and converted into a creamery. The first creamery was erected at Hannover by the New Salem Creamery company, in 1899. The first churning was done August 4, 1899, present Dairy Commis sioner Flint being the buttermaker. This creamery was later sold to an organization of farmers, who still own and operate it. Butter manufactured in the creameries of Oliver county has hanked high in competetive con tests, At the Pan-American ex position, Buffalo, 1901, butter from the Hannover creamery re ceived a rating of 97 1 -2, or with in 1 -2 point of the highest score during the six monthly contests held in connection with the expos ition, and in competition with but ter from the oldest and best de veloped states and sections. The possibilities for dairying in Oliver county are excellent. To the abundance of native grasses may be added the best of the cul tivated foods for milk production, alfalfa and corn silage. There has always been a strong tendency on the part of the early settlers to breed high class horses and beef cattle, and since dairy ing has taken so strong a claim on their interests it is but natural that the attention of many should be diverted to pure bred stock. They are going after this as in jther things, conservatively and practically, generally purchasing 'to begin, with only pure bredj sires that are owned in company or co-operation. A recent shipment of a state and province winning dairy sire to head a herd has been mention ed in the press but is only one of the numerous evidences of prog sss being made and happened to get into print. Progressive or Prohibitionist? Lieut. Goveror Kraable is meeting with much consure from papers all over the state for his vote .against putting the clincher on the Ployhar-Blackmore bill, and although The Citizen support ed him during the campaign, we are free to confess that it appears to us that he deserves all he gets. If he is a Prohibitionist before he is a Progressive then he ought to have run on the Prohibition tick et. His contention that the bill re ferred to would allow any muni cipality or district to vote to grant licenses to sell liquor, is a mere' quibble, for such a thing would be impossible if prohibi bition were a part of the consti tutional law of the state. And if the constitution should be amend ed to allow the sale of liquor, why, '.should not each district or municipality vote license if they want it? We are supposed to be living in a country where the will of the majority governs. This being so we see no reason why the major ity should not be allowed to have what they want, even if it does them harm. Experience is the very* best teacher so why deny to the people the privilege of gain ing the experience. For our part we despise the in stitution known at the "American saloon" and would be glad to see its finish, but we believe in dem ocracy, and are not afraid to trust the people. Distrust of the people is a strange attitude for a Progressive to take.—Bowman Citizen. Libel Law Changed. Grafton Record: We are sur prised to learn that the last legis lative assembly amended the libel law by reducing the grade of the offense from a felony to a mis demeanor. Eight years ago, while stinging under the criticism of the newspapers of the state, certain political influences during the closing hours of the session, Chronicle MR. HENRY PECK AND HIS FAMILY AFFAIRS By-Gross AMO ,'m ii*0 TO *€t r»*-r e,| JOY* w»4 wfeitc V©U So Hlvtri demanded and secured the pas sage of a libel law making the of fense a felony. If these politicians who busted themselves in the matter expect ed to muzzle the press of the state they were badly mistaken. Immediately the newspaper men of the state became more critical, more bold in denouncing wrong and more merciless in holding up to public scorn the men who were manipulating state politics for their own base purposes. Many arrests have been made during these eight years under the law and many trials conducted, tut not a single conviction resulted. The penalty was too drastic, and the juries rebelled and nullified the law. Now that the grade of offense is reduced to that of a misdemeanor we expect there will be greater care exercised by newspaper men of the state, and that those, who without just cause or for bad motive, commit libel will suffer for their offense. Do You Want Your Income Taxed. Now that there is a fair pros pect of the passage of some sort of income tax law, an article on the subject, in the current issue of Farm and Fireside, proves in teresting. Following is an ex tract: "At the outset there are two oposing views. Shall it be made to affect a very wide range of incomes—say, all down to $5, 000—or a small range—say, all above perhaps $25,000? If you raise $100,000,000 a year from incomes above $25,OO0, the rate will be much higher than if you spread it over all incomes down to $5,000. The people with the very big incomes want it made 'popular'—that is, applied to the widest possible range a device, of course, that would really make it unpopular. It'll never be very popular at best with those who pay. On the other hand, many people want this tax to hit those YOU MUST ME WHAT YOtt SM, V/HEN 6ET BACK. I THINK. I VIIU. MOVE OUT IN THE COUNTRY. IT WILL BE GREAT FOR THE WIFE AND KID1 fcave IMS YOU MUST BftlKG YOUR WIFC OUT SOME MY.'TO GET A LOOK AT THE HIUS AND LAHMCAPES^ hereabouts If a careful system of taxing the income 'at the source.' That is, if you draw $25,000 salary as president of a railroad, the rail road reports that fact to the gov DON'T CO SIGHTSEEING IN AN AUTO! YE3 Wlri E ACK 601HS TO TAKE ME FOR A SIDE IN ms CARl.AKD TO VIEW the BEAUTIFUL SCENERY OUT THtcouttw Humor and Comment CONTRIBUTED. CUPPED STOLEN SyMef PASTE ami SWAM JlLilll Notice to City and County Officers HERE'S A SNAP FOR SOME OF YOU. $700 Worth of Stock in The Advance Publishing Company For Sale at a BIG DISCOUNT. The Advance Publishing Company is the owner of the Beach Advance, which is the "official" paper of Billings County and the City of Beach. It has the contract to furnish all the county and city ^supplies. The majority stock in this newspaper is owned by prominent city and county officials and politicians and is sure to pay enormous dividends as the paper will dictate the political affairs of Beach and the Golden Valley and receive practically all of the "official" patronage, at good pnees, from the city and county—provided of course the present "officials"..remain in power—and there's no ques tion but what they will, as this newspaper corporation is a $15,000.00 concern and was organized for that purpose. If you are an "official" and have not secured some of this choice stock, now is your chance. It will practically guarantee you a life long political job—and pay big dividends besides. The only reason the present owner wishes to sell is on account of the fact that he is not a city or county official and consequently an uncongenial member of the corporation, hence is willing to sacrifice this valuable property at a BIG DISCOUNT. If you are a politician, a city or county official call at the Chronicle office and get the list of officials and politicians who now own stock in this company—and other particulars concerning the money-making possibilities of this property. Owners Note: I will also sell this stock to anyone with an itch for office or a political bee in his bonnet. If you own this stock your candidacy will no doubt be promoted for anything from Congressman to Coroner by this political paper. will be a valuable asset to any politician—"has been" or "would be. with the big incomes, they want it to keep the great fortunes from going to fast to make them pay a big share of the governmental burdens. "Objection to income taxation as inquisitorial is little heard in Britain nowadays, 'because they It ernment, pays your tax for you, and takes it out of your pay-en velope." The Fargo Forum contained a fine writeup of Beach and the Golden Valley Chronicle one day last week.—New England Herald. Beach has a postoffice scrap on and Editor Brinton has offered his services as referee.—New England Herald. ,nELL OTTO, SEE \0O RE OH THE JOS bR\CiH AND E&RW. BELIEVE ME. WILL SEE SOME J'tL. GREW SIGHTS ALONG 0q THROUGH WHERE w? WELL. WHAT DID YOU SEE? HVT SOHiT.HMG HO WHOT DO YOU THJjkgf THE \MW s' HUH,HUH. uSHf NOT THING!