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a 1 All Home Print »2.eMeHe-e*e»e"e"e-eH®w*w*,,*w#"eweweMewe"*,'e"*,,e''ee^'V rs ,-s- VOLUME 9 1'" •"""-. How Beach Got It's Name J. W. Foley Writes of Pioneer Days In the Late Eighties—Town Got Its Name from "Col. Beach." Medora, Feb. 7.—In my last letter, mention was made of the Lincoln post-, juileti This man remained at Lincoln until the spring of 1887, when a post officer inspector came to inspect the of fice when it was found that had ^een Payi»«hi—* satanr at the rate -of one thousand dollars per year from cancellations.. This was considered large for the number of residents. The riaspector found, in looking over the ac counts that no record of cancellations fcad been kept. was a man who stood high witli the business men of 'Mandan, where he was a bank director, and the owner of town property. While lie was not, to my recollection errest ed, he must have anticipated arrest or 'disgrace, for he at once disappeared aad his body was afterwards found in -the Missouri. It was reported that -when the body was recovered it wa» •discovered that he was neither a man nor a woman. While he was trying to recover the 'stolen money he offered a reward to any one who might give information, but when the money was recovered he .gave the party who hunted up the evi dence a five cent cigar and a poor one at that. The day was taken to the place where the money had been hid -den, some one shot a fine cow belong ing* to the guide. So the party who hunted up the evidence was out a forty dollar cow, but ahead a five cent cig- During a conversation with the in spector he informed the writer that the only evidence against was his fail ure to keep a cancellation record and that all which the Government could itave done would be to relieve him as postmaster. All companies at Lincoln planted gardens and raised great quantities of vegetables and melons of all kinds. The year '79 showed what the soil of North Dakota would produce when there was sufficient moisture and this Was uue of the 'Fat' ears that- Joseph described in Egypt many years ago. Doctor Wolverton and Captain Pa land were chicken fanciers and. intro duced to the West side the Plymouth Rock and White Brama's. In the early eighties there were fewchickensinMor ton county, excepting those at Lincoln. Poland introduced fine seed potatoes and many excellent vegetables. Many of the early settlers received their seed potatoes from the post gardens. The country around Bismarck had the reputation of a great faming coun try but farming was in its infancy in the year 1879. Henry Suttlc on the East side and Elija Boley on the West aide were among the early farmers of •he Slope country. Late in the fall of this year orders were received for the purchase of large quantities of onions and potatoes for the new posts of the far north the object of the government was to make the-purchases near where grown to make a market for the produce and to aave transportation. The Major was the one whose duty it was to make the -purchases. He would visit Bismarck daily, but never appeared to secure the goods and get them ready for ship., meat. One trouble was that the quan tities of goods wanted were not in the country. The merchants did not want to miss the sale so they ordered them by wire, shipped from Saint Paul. It was suggested to the Major that as the boating season was nearly over haste must be made and that he better take me with him to Bismarck to assist. We drove to Bismarck in a small phaeton, which had been the property of Miss Ella Sturges, now Mrs. Penning ton. On arrival in Bismarck it was found that the Major had engaged goods from various merchants, but none were ready for shipment. We put in two days getting the goods ready. Late the second day as we were about leaving for the post it com menced to rain, when J. A. Stoyal told the Major'he must not think of leaving in an uncovered rig to come up to liis livery barn and get a covered bug gy, which the Major did. The Major thought we were leaving the town too •oon, but when assured that the Black Hills stage had gone and knowing that when it arrived at the river the'boat would cross for the last time that night, he concluded to start. We drove down Third street and followed the road along which the telegraph poles were until we arrived at the timber, where the road turned to the right following the river bank to the landing. When we arrived at the point where the road turned the Major bore hard on the left rein causing the horse to make a circle to where he met the road when he started on the back trail. When we arrived near the foot of the Third atreet hill the Major made another -circle when we were again going to HE SAID SOMETHING. Editor Guild, of the Fargo Courier-News, in responding to a toast 'at the newspaper men's banquet at Bismarck recently, among other things, said: "Religion is not to fit a man for the other world, but to make this world fit foremen." "There is nothing worth quite so much as folks." **I would not give much for a man who did not love his country—love it well enough to live for it rather than die for A." In inviting the editors to Far go and having Moorhead in mind, Mr. Guild said that Fargo was next to a first class high ball—if that was any induce ment. wards Lincoln but when arriving near the timber the Major made another circle and again we were on the road to Bismarck. This time when we came near the foot of the hill the Major chanced to look up, when he saw the lights in town, and remarked: "We are going towards town, aren't we?" I replied: "If you keep- right on you will be in town in about two minutes." He then made another turn and again started, but when near the timber again began to circle. I felt by this time that I had traveled up and down the road as long as 1 wanted to on a rainy, night, so took the reins and drove to the landing. When we arrived at the landing it was found that the stage had not ar rived, which the Major thought strange after what he had been told in town. When we crossed to the post the night was very dark and I wanted to take •im home to the upper post, but he would listen to nothing of the kind, but said to me: "I want you to under stand that 1 am fully capable of caring for myself?" 1 felt very anxious about him, and more so on the following morning when he did not come to the office. He came in the afternoon and showed me how near he came to cross ing the "Great Divide" on his way home. He did not know how it hap pened, but his abdomen was nearly scraped through by the wheel of the buggy. A short time after this the Major was ordered to join his company at the cantonment at Little Missouri. The Major never returned for duty to Lin coin, the place he dearly loved. The following year 1880, his regiment, the 6th Infantry Was ordered to Wyoming. This regiment had been stationed many years in this department. The head' quarters were at Fort Buford, with companies stationed at Forts Steven son and Lincoln. Our mutual friend, Charles Gurley, was a lieutenant at Stevenson. 1 never served under Has the colonel of the 6th, but from what I have heard officers and soldiers say, between serving at Buford under Hazen and in Hell, all would prefer the later post. Hazen was said to be a tyrant of the tyrants. The regiment had some excellent officers and sold iers, many of whom had been long in service. Senator Wesley Baker of Emmons county belonging to this' regi ment. The removal of the Major brought Lieutenant Josiah Chance to duty as post commissary. In February Captain N. S. Constable, post quartermaster, went on sick leave, when Lieutenant J. Frank Bell, now a general in the army was detailed as post quartermaster, and a most efficient one he made. He was a very young man and took much terest in his new duties. When a regiment was removed form a department some other one always took its place, if necessary. The I Ith Infantry was ordered from Texas to the Department of Dakota, as this then called. With this regiment came many officers and men with whom I had served years before in Texas. One morning at thi boat landing 1 was sur prised to me«t Captain Warren C. Beach with a company of this 11 tR Infantry. I rait this officer many years before at Gal'eston, :xai, when hr was adjutant of the regiment. He was very kind to me at that tim« when was in need of friendship, and 1 al ways had a warm heart for him. The county seat of Golden Valley county is named for this officer. Speaking of Captain Constable re minds me that he got out of Bismarck on the last train which went East from thatcity for over six weeks for it re quired that time for the train coming West to come from Fargo. This was a blockade. This year departed Captain Nowlan and his troop of the 7th Cavalry for Fort Totten, which left only one troop of cavalry at the post, "L" 7th Cavalry. A part of the 7th Infantry were sent from Snelling to DakJta, Captain C. Williams* company came to Lincoln wlii's Capt. R. Comba's company went to the Cantonment at Little Missouri, relieving Captain S. Baker and com- (Continued on 4th page column 3) Beach High Wins Another High School Team From Glendive Beaten by Beach High. Score 49 to 14. v. Beach took the Dawson County High School of Glendive into camp last Friday night on the home floor in a rather one sided game. The first half was slightly in Beach's favor, but in the -second Beach scored almost at will and Glendive made but two points in this half,'both'on free throws, not a field -goal was made by the visitors. Tobias and Letson made some pretty field goals. Near the close of the game Olson left the game with a bleeding nose. Patrick took his place at guard and "Stub" Noyes going in at forward he added new interest to the game and his shots for the basket were all close, but he failed to make a goal, but his close following of the ball, brought rounds of applause from the spectators Saturday Beach High meets the fast team from Mandan. Editor Guild Sues A. Y. More Present Editor and Publisher of Cour ier-Newt Sues A. Y. More Alleging Padded Circulation and Misrepre sentation of Facts. A lawsuit that will attract consid erable notice not only in Fargo, but throughout the state is the one insti tuted by Dr. L. T. Guild, the present editor and publisher of The Fargo Courier-News, against A. Y. More, for mer owner of that publication, charg ing distortion, misrperesentation of facts and padded circulation of The Courier-News. In his complaint Dr. Guild states he was a Methodist minister with a charge at Toledo, drawing a salary of about $4,000 and had accumlated about $20,000, which he invested in the plant of Courier-News. He states he was induced to make the investment by A. Y. More iad that" 1*11 certain repre sentations he resigned his Toledo past orate and' came to Fargo to form a stock company taking over The Cour ier-News. Among the misrepresentations alleg ed by the complainant are that The Courier-News was the official organ of the progressive party in the state, which was the next: to the dominant party in North Dakota that it was sound financially, had a large sub scription list and was worth $73,000. Dr. Guild avers that the progressive party has practically no organization in the state,' that The Courier-News has been in disrepute and heretofore dis credited, that it has been the organ of various political parties and party fac. tions and had had an unbroken record for bad faith financially, that it was cold to him and the present corpora tion. He attempts to recover $35,000 damages. T|w ChargedjWith 3 Embezzlement Warrants Out For the Arrest of Hat chers Brothers, Newspaper Promot ers of Fargo. Fargo, Feb. 11 .—Warrants are out for the arrest of A. M. Hatcher on the charge of embezzlement, and the hear ing will be held in Judge Miller's court at an early date. Assistant Atty. Gen. Alfred M. Zuger is prosecuting the case. The complaint charges ^that the de A FARMERS' PAPER PUBLISHED FOR AND BY THE FARMERS 1 i.» -i A Newspaper that Causes Comment in a Town that 13 Talked About PUBLISHED AT BEACH, GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA. FRIDAY, FE RUARY fendants misappropriated funds sub scribed for the purpose of purchasing the Forum Publishing Co. and organiz ing the Courier-Forum Publishing Co., and that they used thfie funds, amount ing to about $ 11,000, for their own use, and for the use of the Courier Pub lishing Co. The complaint is signed by George Hancock. The Courier-Forum Publishing Co. was organized for the purpose of buy ing out the Forum Publishing Co. and consolidating the two companies. It was capitalized at $1,000. Stock was sold to the amount ]f about $16,000. A first payment of $4,200 was made on the purchase of the Forum Publish ing Co., but on Aptil 2, 1912, the con tract to buy the Forum Publishing Co. was repudiated in writing, the purchas ers claiming. that thers had been mis representation regarding the circula tion and in other .respects. Suit was begun for the recovery, of the, amount paid in and this suit is still pending. It is asserted by the plaintiffs in the present action that the remainder of the $16,000 should have been paid back to the stock holders as soon as the purchase of the Forum Publishing .Co., was repudiated. But it is charged that instead of returning the money, the defendants, O. M. Hatcher and M. N. Hatcher, used the money for their own use, and for the use of the Courier Publishing Co., and hence the action is brought for embezzlement. The plaintiffs in the ccsc are Col. C. S. Whittlesey, Sen. W. P. Porterfield, J. T. Purcell, Col. J. M. Kelly of Devils Lake, W. L. Parkins of Mandan, Secre tary of State, Thomas Mall, and a num ber of others. Grom a Backs Grain Grading Senator Gronna reported to ihe sen ate from the senate agricultural com mittee with a strongly favorable rec ommendation, a bill providing for the inspection and grading of grain enter ing into interstate commerce and se curing uniformity in all standardn and classifications of grain. The bill effectually hereafter pr: vents the terminal elevator rais ing grades or docking ^rain to the det riment of Americu_.: rade abroad. i'his is the Md£iiSt.Lcr bii.', ancf- ,s now in a fair way to be enacted into law. Game Board Is Much Pleased State game board officials of which J. P. Reeve, north of Beach, is one, are now sending out to the county auditors the 1914 resident hunting licenses. These differ considerably from the old form. They are larger and conform more nearly to the size of other states. On the front side of the license the year 1914 is brought out more prom inently. as required by law, and some slight changes are made in the form for the convenience of the county audi tor.* On the reverse side has been printed a table giving the dates of open and closed seasons on all kinds of game in this state and ^underneath that is a brief synopsis containing the sal ient points of the game law. The game board naturally feels con siderable elation over the fact the 1913 resident license sale showed almost a 30 per cent increase over the year be fore and the convictions several hun dred per cent. It is understood the wardens in both districts have started 1914 with num erous convictions, two men recently having been fined $100 eacb at Dick inson, in addition to the imposition of heavy costs. Secret service men are working this winter through the coun ties in which deer and beaver abound and are keeping close surveillance over the field. I An Opportunity for Somebody Window and north side of lobby (or rent in Bea post- office building (or news stand, cigar, candy or other store purposes also office 12x14 feet in rear of lobby. uire at the Chronicle Office Dem. Farms to Get $10,000 Washington, Feb. 9.—The house ag ricultural extension bill passed the sen ate Saturday with amendments, without a dissenting vote. The bill provides foi demonstrations on the farm of approv ed methods, scientific discoveries re garding farming and home economics, made in state agricultural colleges, ex perimental stations and the feleral de partment of agriculture. As agreed to in the senate, the bill will appropriate, unconditionally, $10, 000 annually to each state. In addi tion, the sum of $600,000 ftir the next seven years will be provided for dis tribution among the states on the bas is of rural population, conditioned on each state appropriating a sum equal to its portion of the federal funds. After •even years the bill provides for per manent appropriation of $4,800,000 annually. «i ft' t'lrfc n.«. Ex libition Plans Now Complete Every one of the many exhibitors who are planning outdoor exhibits and buildings to contain individual exhibits and all concessionaries at the San Die- Exposition have been notified by Kto Director General H. O. Davis that all buildings for exhibits rconcessions at this exposition must be ready for in stallation by July 1st, 1914. Four of the big exhibitors who will have build ings of their oivn are now working on the exposition grounds, and some of the concessions have been begun. Another month will see the comple tion of the great re-inforced viaduct over Cabrillo canyon, at the west en tance to the San Diego Exposition, per mitting the hauling of material for the remainder of the exposition construc tion work over a much shorter and easier route, and giving easy access to visitors to the grounds. Since the last announcement of pro gress on the main group of exhibit buildings, again of three weeks time on the schedule has been made, and this part of the exposition work is now nine weeks ahead of schedule. The plantations and ground work are eigh ty-five per cent complete. Recent rains are causing the plantations to show wonderful growth. Commissioners of the San Diego Ex position are now scattered over the United States, Europe and Central South America, securing industrial and commercial exhibits, the exhibits of the arts and crafts, archaeological and eth nological specimens, manufactures, and horticultural and agricultural exhibits that will fill the great exhibit buildings. Many spectacular features are being se cured. oduction Of Prize Wheat Paul Gerlach of Allan, Sask., the man who raised the world's prize whest last year, is in Fargo today. He is the man who developed the wonderful marquis wheat. Mr. Gerlach will visit a friend at Borup, Minn., for a few days before returning to Canada. He gave the Forum an interesting story about growing good wheat. It will interest every farmer to know how the World's Prize Wheat, of 1913, was produced. I was asked: "To what do you contribute your success in grow ing such wheat?" 1 replied: 'To good seed, and to feeling the plants well. How the seed was originally secured, later improved, and finally how the soil was tilled, I will relate. State Ffistorical Society 13, 1914 ANOTHER BOQUET. The Em-Pe-Co Paper News, a paper published in Minneapolis, in commenting on the recent editors meeting at Bismarck. says: "J. W. Brinton, of Beach, N. Dak., handled a red hot subject, "The Newspaper in Politics.".*. The sparks of common, sense flew so fast we couldn't gather them all bw offer these few— "The newspaper must be the medium of education for coun ty, state and nation." We should all be politicians in the broader sense." "Newspapers should be in politics to better conditions." "Every newspaper should have an editorial page and not be afraid to stand for the square deal." Marquis is a hybrid, having been produced by crossing Red Fife with a Red Hard Calcutta, and the product carefully selected, under the guidance of Dr. Saunders, of Ottawa. The ad vantage Marquis has over Red Fife is about eight to ten days earlier matur ity, and about six bushels more per acre. The straw is very strong, of medium length, and the bald heads well chaffed. As to milling value, it is fully equal to that of Red Fife. Now that Marquis has thrice in succession won the world's championship, there can be no doubt as to its superiority. I was born at Halfway, Mich., in 1871, and spent nineteen years of rr.y life on my father's farm. 1 then en tiled the business world expecting to find a pleasanter and a more remuner ative field of activity. Quite by chance I heard of the great development of the western provinces of the dominion •r.u decided to come out and investi gate for myself. I came here s- -en years ago and v*as amazed at thj en terprise of the new towns and cities, and great fields of grain, the magni ficient soil, the healthful climate, the clear, crisp air in short, I was agree ably surprised in everything. I decided then and there to locate and share in the west's prosperity, I looked about for some time and se cured a very good homestead, (N. E. 28-32-lw3.) south of Allan on the Grand Trunk Pacific railway. My land 320 acres, is a moderately heavy choc olate clay loam, and is very rich in plant food. It is of splendid texture for tilling, not too sticky, nor too sandy, and holds the mosture well. It is just rolling enough to afford drain age. Favors Mixed Farming. While I have devoted considerable attention to wheat growing I am going into mixed farming as rapidly as pos sible. I have a flowing well which sup plies the stock with pure water at all seasons. Farmers who have difficulty in securing a supply of good water can understand how much I appreciate my well. The overflow is conducted into individual troughs for all tho stock, hogs and poultry. After farming here a few years, I learned that there was some danger of early frost damaging the wheat, parti, cularly if sown on heavy soil and sown late. I noticed an article in a farm journal telling of the qualities of Marquis wheat, I sent for five pounds, thf quantity allowed to each farmer, and persuaded a few friends to secure an equal amount and pass the same on to me. In that manner I received fifteen pounds, which I sowed on break ing. The product I threshed with a flail, to assure purity. The next year I sowed the wheat on summer fallow and during the growing season I culled out bearded heads, other grains, also any noxious weeds. This plan I fol lowed each succeeding year, using great care in threshing to avoid mix ing. My 1911 crop was particularly fine, and a sample shown at the Provincial Seed fair secured the championship, scoring 96 pounds, weighing 66Yl pounds, ranking highest in purity and second in milling value in its class. The next year my exhibit at the same fair was awarded second prize scoring 94J4 points, weighing 66 pounds, rank ng first in purity and milling value in its class. After winning the provincial cham oionship, I wrote to Dr. Saunders, isk ng him for a small amount of a super ior strain of Marquis, if he had one, is I wished to get the best available. I llso told him what I had done and the -esult. He advised me to select from -ny own, as there was no better tn be obtained. I then selected a bushel of he choicest kernals, wh'/h were sown our garden. After the plants were Headed out I carefully culled out all •jlants not to my fancy. I did this at 'east a dozen times. The product of his plot, I re-claimed and sowed on summer-tilled soil, and again the cull- :ng process was resorted to. I can issure you that I felt a thrill of joy as rode the binder while catting this (Continued on 4th page column 4) 5 1 4 j't Eight Pages NUMBER 14 Fargo Citizens Apologize Citzens of Fargo Held a Mass Meeting In Fargo Monday—Resolutions Passed. There are times when an apology for an injury is not of much value—but when a large number of citizens assem ble and apologize for wrongful acts committed by its officers-—it certainly discloses the fact that there are some people within the City of Fargo that believe in fair play. This is what the citizens of the City of Fargo did at a mass meeting Mon-. day evening, when they adopted res olutions as published in The Courier News last Tuesday. Head lines from a number of state papers were read which showed the wide publicity given, to the outrage on the Farmers at the Auditorium during the Tri-State Grain Growers' Convention, and concluded the only amend possible would be to publicly apologize. A committee con sisting of Wm. Lemke, Geo. L. Nelson and James E. Hyde was appointed to draft resolutions. Mr. Lemke is a prominent attorney of Fargo and James E. Hyde is well known here having served as cashier of the First National Bank for a number of years, and the following resolutions were passed: RESOLUTIONS. BE IT RESOLVED by us, citizens of Fargo, here in mass meeting assem bled, that we disclaim any and all re sponsibility of the insult offered to tho farmers at the auditorium during the Crain Growers convention by a few representatives of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, aided and as sisted by a few citizens and Peace Of ficers of the City of Fargo, perhaps under a mistaken conception of their rights and duties, and that we condemn this disgraceful proceduce on the part" of a few citizens and of officers as un warranted, illegal and highly imporrer. "AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLV ED, That we realize that back of the Auditorium Association, that back of the Commercial Club, and back of our growing and prosperous city, lie the real builders—the farmers of this state, and that we assure these farmers that we consider it an honor and a privilege to have their co-operation and friend ship in the upbuilding of our city in the future as we have in the past. "AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLV ED, That we regret the unpleasant in cident at the Auditorium during the Grain Growers* Convention, and hope that the farmers will overlook it, as we can assure them that these were not the acts of the citizens of Fargo. "BE IT RESOLVED BY US. Citizens of Fargo, here in mass meeting assem bled, that we request that the City Commissioners grant the petition of John M. Anderson, and hold a thor ough investigation of the disgraceful procedure that took place at the au ditorium during the Grain Growers* convention, when two thousand farm ers were insulted. That this investiga tion to be held publicly, and that Mr. Anderson be given full opportunity to prove his charges of misconduct in of fice against the Chief of Police, and that the Chief of Police, be given in equal opportunity, and every assist ance to disprove these charges if un founded. "WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST. that the resolutions' adopted at thie meeting will be published in the daily press of the city in order that they may go out to and be read by those who suffered injury while our guests." SIGNED: JAMES E. HYDE, CEO. L. NELSON. WM. LEMKE. Farmer's Profit Far Too Small The margin of profit for the farmer is very small compared to the ultimate cost to the consumer. At the same time the consumer is confronted with the eternal high cost of living problem. It costs too much to handle commodities and pay the profits made by the mid dleman. This is the way the cost of living problem, as affected by the price paid for farm products, was summed up by Dean Woods of the Minnesota Agricul tural college, speaking before the op ening session of the Agricultural Edu cation conference. Miss Edna Christenson, the teacher °n the Caldwell district, is planning to have a basket social and program some time in the near future. ...... Mrs. Leslie Peterson is enjoying a visit from her sister, Miss Mary Bar ber, who Mopped off here for a few days on her return trip from Chicago and other eastern points to her home in Portland, Ore.