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VOLUME 9 City Council Held Meeting Mayor and City Council met this 1 1 th day of May, 1914 Present, Mayor Brinton, Alder man Kastien, Alderman Wood hull, Alderman Linger, Alderman Mathison, Alderman Jepson and Alderman Lovell. Meeting culi to order by Mayor Brinton. On motion of Kastien, sec onded by Lovell, to appoint a -clerk fi ".is one of the members of the council, to take down the minutes o'f the meeting, the May or put the motion and Mr. Kas tfeh voted aye, Mr. Woodhull voted aye, Mr. Linger voted aye, Mr. Mathison voted aye, Mr. Jepson voted aye and Mr. Lovell voted aye. There being no nay vote cast, the Mayor declared the motion carried. On motion of Mathison, sec o^ijed by Kastien, that Mr. Lov ell act as clerk, the motion was put and all the aldermen voted aye. The Mayor declared the motion carried. A communication from Mayor Brinton stating his reasons for re moving the former city officers was read at this time following which a petition signed by a number of citizens of Beach ask ing the City Council to confirm th«^Mayors appointments, was read. The resignation of B. H. aye. There being no nay vote cast, the Mayor declared the mo tion carried. Jepson and ended by Mr. Mathison that the bids for otandpipes be laid cn the table until next mee-'ing. 1 he rnction being put and the roil all the aldermen voted a A- rd tLere boing no ray vcic c-:t-t, I.he Mayor declared (he mo- ~T :,tt All Home Print *v ,* '.- Moulton as night watchman, to take effect as of May 3rd was Lovejj presented to the Council. In this connection the Mayor stated that he* empowered Chief of Police resignation effect. On motion of Kastien, second ed by Mathison, that the assess ment of the water and sewer be published again and set the date of June 1st as the time to hear .protests against the same, if any 'thtfre are, the Mayor put the mo tion and all the aldermen voted aye. There being no nay vote cast, the Mayor declared the mo tion carried. On motion of Kastien, second ed by Mathison, that the bill of Otto Stensrnd for formaldehyde furnished the school and the bill of H. O. Diering for coal furnished Mrs. Outzen, be laid on the table ontil the next meeting, the Mayor put the motion and all the'alderman voted aye. There being no nay vote cast, the May or declared the motion carried. On motion of Kastien, second ed by Jepson, that the bills of R. funk, the Beach Electric Com- Moved by Mr. seconded by Mr- Mathi3on that the action of'the council in al the bids for hook and ladder be. lowing these bills at their last laid on the table until next meet-' meeting be re-affirmed. The mo ing.if The motion being put and tion being put and the roll being the roll called, all the aldermen, called, Kastien voted aye, Wood vcted aye, and there being no hull voted aye, Mathison voted nay vote cast, the Mayor declar-1 aye, jepson voted aye, Loveil ed the motion carried. voted aye and Linger voted aye. Moved by Mr. Jepson and sec- .. by Mr. Lovell and sec ::1 \,y -x'. r.'uuhlton that the par.riC'd at the l&st rc-oi-r^cd and re- re: ii" oochuil voted eye, Mr. c. jepson ye ar.d Mr. Lovell voted Mi-.lhlcon voted aye. •,.v'e. Mr. Linger voted nay. Mo ..on carried. Lovell moved and Mr. jepson seconded the motion, that the following Resolution be re-oassed and re-affirmed: Be It Resolved—By the City i-w Council of the City of Beach, North Dakota, turant, which said premises is now leased by the city. The motion being put and the roll called, Kastien voted aye, Woodhull voted aye, Mathison voted aye, Jepson voted aye, Lovell voted aye and Linger voted aye. There being no nay vote cast the Mayor declared the motion carried. Mr. Lovell moved and Mr. Jepson seconded the motion, that the following Resolution be re-passed and re-affirmed: WHEREAS, there is, in the judgment of the City Council of the City of Beach no necessity for the employment of two po lice officers in said city of Beach to preserve the peace therein, and past experience has shdwn that one officer is capable of po licing the city for the next two or three months, and the money ex pended in payment of such ex tra policeman could, in the in terests of economy, be best ex pended for other purposes. BE IT RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Beach that only one police of ficer be retained and employed by the said City of Beach who shall be chief of police and who shall police said city, until the 'city council shall otherwise deter mine, and the Mayor is hereby authorized and directed to dis pense with and dismiss all other police officers (except the chief of police. The motion being put and the roll called, Kastien voted aye, Woodhull voted aye, Mathison voted aye, Jepson voted aye, voted aye ed nay SiAith to swear in a night man and he appointed H. G. B«n-• nett. who hu been oi duty «nc«1 °.^,al •"•"J?* Mr. Moulton*s reMgnation tool fer of pany, and Dr. A. B- MacNab be tion carried. allowed, the Mayor put the mo- Several bills against the city tion and all the aldermen voted. which and Linger vot- Motion carried, Mr. Lovell moved and Mr. Jep son seconded the motion that the of Beach, which was passed at the meeting of May 4th, be re-passed and re affirmed. Before putting this mo tion the Mayor stated that he wanted to know if the President of the Council Mr. Kastien was financially interested in the Beach Advance, to which question Mr. Kastien answered "Absolutely not." The motion being put, and the roll called, Kastien voted aye, Woodhull voted aye, Math ison voted aye. Motion carried. The bond of Thor G- Ploma sen as Police Magistrate, with W. W. Larsen and C. H. Letson as sureties was presented for ap proval. Mr. Lovell moved and Mr. Mathison seconded the mo tion that the bond of Mr. Plo masen with the sureties named be approved. The motion being put and the roll being called, Kastien voted aye, Woodhull voted aye, Mathison voted aye, Jepson voted aye, Lovell voted aye and Linger voted aye. Mo- had been allowed at the meeting Motion of the council on the 4th' of May, were again presented and Mr. Lovell moved and Mr. Jepson seconded the motion that carried- A communication from Theo dore IVIaanum, City Treasurer was read asking for an increase of cf.k.ry from $150.00 per an num to $300.00 per annum- It wrs moved by Mr. Kastien and seconded by Mr. Woodhull thai, the above communication be t:-bled. rci Hen vci ays. iv vrted I. ™r ried. fi -,vo.s t.'ng to /cr Brinton. Ihe pi,t and toe roll ave, Kastien \c'e ....is A Ms. •:~n b^ing he a.clion p-t toll Le'nq called, Kai I ry- •J/, up0n about Vrould Thot hereafter all meetings of we have tonight, namely by the City Council of said Cityj having one of the Aldermen act shall be held on the first floor of as Clerk at each meeting until the point has been decided the building on First Avenue, formerly known as the Hub Res- the Court. The motion ahull voted J: z--c ar,d Ml J.. a ted moved by /.•. r," vVl 1 se'.cnseii l:y it be considered the the Citv Council that jepson sense '.It. A. Egan be the Acting City Au ditor "until such time as sve appointed ar.d proper cesser ly qualified. The Mayor called Mr. Kastien, the president of the Council, to the chair and then re marked that this being a point of which the Court was to decide, the best way be to continue to act as "A Stumbling Block" At the recent city elec tion in Beach, Brinton, editor of the Chronicle, was elected mayor. The defeated candidate has now contested the elec tion and there are some doins* in Beach. A cer tain gang in that city have been fighting Brinton for years, but the results of their efforts have only made him stronger with the people- Brinton is a fighter and as he has al ways been found fighting .on the side of the people is a stumbling block in the path of the grafters and they would like to have him removed.—Gascoyne Advance. put by Mr. Kastien, and the roll being called, Woodhull voted aye, Mathison voted aye, Jepson voted aye, Lovell voted aye and Linger voted nay. Motion car ried. Mayor resumes the chair. The Mayor stated that he again wished to ask the action of the Council on the appointment of S. A. Smith, as Chief of Po lice. In reply to this Mr. Lovell read the following resolution: WHEREAS, the Mayor of this City has attempted to appoint without the approval and con firmation by the City Council of the City of Beach, North Dako ta, and over its protest, Harry P. Burt as City Auditor of said City, Seaman Smith as Chief of Police of said City and C. L. Waldron as City Attorney of said City, BE IT RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Beach, North Dakota, that we, the council, re-affirm the resolution passed by this Council in its meet ing held May 4th, 1914, relative to the aforesaid appointments and BE IT FURTHER RESOLV ED that this Council does hereby reject said appointments and each of them and we, the coun cil of said city, do hereby pro test against said appointments of the aforesaid persons and each and all of them to the offices mentioned and BE IT FURTHER RESOLV ED that we, the council of said City do not recognize any of said persons as officers of said city of Beach, North Dakota. Mr. Lovell moved and Mr. Jepson seconded the motion that the above resolution be adopted as read.* The mayor called Mr. Kastien, President of the Council to the chair. The motion being put by Mr. Kastien, the roll was called and Woodhull voted aye, Mathison voted aye, Jepson vot ed aye, Lovell voted aye and Lin ger voted nay. Motion carried and Mayor re sumes the chair. The Mayor stated that he wished to submit to the Coun cil for their approval the bond of Harry P. Burt as City Auditor and the bond of S• A. Smith as Chief of Police. Mr. Lovell mov ed and Mr. Kastien seconded the motion that the Council defer action on these bonds until they know whether these bonds are open for consideration or not 1 he motion being put, the roll was called and Kastien votod aye, Woodhull voted aye, lViuthi scn voted ae, jepson voted aye, Loveil voted aye and Linger voted nay. Motion carried. At ibis lime a commiuucotion r-dclvecsed to the Mryor of v. ty of Beach stating ,'?he po?Itiov. ci the City do ih re:.-J:icn the ticn they took, and iae v.'urp"V- as to i'.3ture acts on in re- to :r 'th, 19 A rd in th .Auditor. by being "V IUj. and is a "•.Iter O: firice of the City The Mayor stated that he •.vished to further state his posi tion in regard to the appoint ments. His remarks were as fel lows: At the first meeting of the new Council and Maj'or on April 21 st, 1914, I gave the Council the following message in regard to the appointments in question: I will read this in part: As it becomes my duty at this time to make certain appoint- ,.V- Golden VDalle^ Chronicle A Newspaper that Causes Comment in a Town that is Talked About PUBLISHED AT BEACH, GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY MAY 15, 1914 Politics Loosing Up at Mi 'ara Medora, N. D., May 1 1 —It looks as if a little ginger might yet be cast into the county poli tical campaign. "You .can sniff the battle from afar." ,Clam of The Herald" has spread on the war paint thick: has ground his tomahawk, and filled his quiver with freshly pointed arrows. Clem is after Berry, candidate for county auditor. Some new candidates are in the field. At a farmers' meeting in the southeast part of the coun ty, the following were endorsed: County Auditor—J. A. Beery. County Treasurer—J. A. Eliott Sheriff—W. J. Johnson. Register of Deeds—C. H Flint. Superintendent of Schcols— H. H. Bond. States' Attorney—C. M. Bron son. County Judge—N. O. Nasset. Clerk of the Court—-P. W. Le bo. The farmers are strong, but they lack a machine and organ ization. ments to minor city offices, 1 wish to set forth, before mak ing such appointments, a few re marks so that you will understand my position in the making of these appointments, and further, to assure you that I wish, first of all, to serve the city of Beach, not only in appointments, but in all matters relating to city affairs, and second, to act in har mony with your honorable body in the transaction of the city busi ness. 1 do not wish to be understood or to have you think that 1 as sume the position qf a dictator, or that I wish to set myself or my judgment up above yours, or that I wish to enter into any strife with you, or to take anv steps that will unnecessarily an tagonize your honorable body. On the contrary, 1 wish to assure you that it is my sincere wish that we act in harmony and for the best interests of our little city at all times—from the first to our last meeting—while we have the honor to represent the City of Beach in its business affairs. I feel, however, that you con cede to me the right to make these appointments, and that you cxpect and know that my selec tions will be make with a view of putting men in office who will at all times work in harmony with the head of the city govern ment, and men that I can place every confidence in, and men to whom I can go at all times and secure counsel and assistance, rather than to select men who openly oppose and who have no special interest in the success of my and your administration. I lake it for granted that this honorable bedy is composed of broad-minded men who wish to see harmony prevail, and who are willing to lay aside their person al likes and dislikes in matters which pertain to the welfare of the citv and harmony of the community. 1 feel that you will not oppose the appointments that I .m to make, knowing that thr men, 'vhtse names I am goir to of fer. are competent, well alified and he enor I citizens this j-O ..ii. STANDARD 1 (Continued en last e) 1 cnoeintrncnts ic.de by ihe iMt-.yor, wrs read 'his ccmiiiUii.cuLicn inrov dorated in the mmutes !hc .jeelmg cf the Council cn •_ O tl Crown '.7.1 SLanoI'ad. Motor pirlts .5.1 OIL CO H. M. Heath, M^. NOTICE OF Served on Chronicle Editor by Beach vance Owners—Preliminary Step in Action For Damages Against Farmers' Paper—Chronicle Editor Makes State ment That He Will Retract Anything Published Which May be Untrue. The law firm of Keohane, Gallagher & Jones, and Mark F. Jones, personally, served notices of retraction on the Chronicle editor last Saturday asking that we re tract articles in a recent issue regarding the demand made upon Freeman Whitaker by Mark Jones for the payment of $500 by Whitaker for alleged assault against Jones' client and upon his refusal to pay the money, Whitaker was arrested on a criminal charge. The Chronicle editor published the facts as given us by Mr. Whitaker which he supported by affidavit, and the same was published for good motives and justifiable ends, believing the same to be true and that the public should know to what use their courts were being put by attorneys and offcials. The serving of these notices to retract is a prelimin ary step in bringing a suit for damages and the Chron icle at this time wishes to state that it is our belief that the action is malicious and brought with malice and hatred and not in pood faith and the following taken from the Beach Advance, owned by these attorneys, carries out this belief. We first publish below the sworn statement made to the post office department, showing that Keohane, Gallagher and Jones are owners of the Advance second, articles from their paper re garding the writer and then a statement of our position, and with this we close this affair until such time as they see fit to bring it into court—if that is their intention. STATEMENT OF THE OWNERSHIP, MANAGE MENT, CIRCULATION, ETC. Of The Beach Advance published weekly at Beach, North Dakota, required by the act of August 24, 1912. Editor and Business Manager, Charles I. Cook, Beach, North Dakota. Publisher, The Advance Publishing Company, Beach, North Dakota. Owners: (Holding 1 per cent or more of total amount of stock.) Mark F. Jones, R. F. Gallagher, John Keohane, all of Beach, N. Dak. Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders, holding 1 per cent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities: None. CHARLES I. COOK. Editor and Business Manager. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 1st day of April, 1914. Hugh Egan, Notary Public, Golden Valley County, N. D. My Commission expires Nov. 16, 1918. EXTRACTS FROM KEOHANE, GALLAGHER & JONES'PAPER. "Brinton is the editor of the notorious Chronicle, a destinies of the alleged dynamited Chronicle." "Brinton once had puglistic aspirations and was trained in the art of boxing by a professional prize fighter. He varied his boxing studies by getting beastly drunk and lying in ditches and allies back in Fessenden, from whence he hails. He was often found in this con dition." "Brinton frequented the sporting houses of Wibaux •in the days gone by." "Brinton'vm3 foum! beastly drunk in a collar in Beach last June and assisted heme to his wife and family by his friends." 'his!ey in Id* c.hcerf'-,1, "j 1. Ad q^ar.'r ycnn'i id':.•.' o(: he ncr^t S C'r-'or rr •. \jvno: to v.ltn 3 .... Ur* i:jC ft ne rsn SUT 'I js ».-i ncyv and hovd for helS tim of h's skndarcus lies atterrpt to pull his nose, and his earthly p'ccds are safe in his wife's name. "Brinton has pursued these tactics so far that no one's business or reputation is longer safe in this community. It is in line with the stuff he has been putting in his pa per for years, in which he has attempted to blacken the (Continued on page 8) "csy c'71. :\s lie is r.ivays .'-'hoidd a vic SSPif? *,V Eight Pages Soci«W St*. ***otl & NUMBER 27 Rancher Kills Farmer Man Hits Htm Over Head With Shap Eirci's Crook Fc .!cw"ng a Quaf* ic-I—Victim D!e3. New England, May I 3.—Fol lovirg a quarrel over sheep which were trespassing on his land, Leslie Austin, a rancher 19 years old, "hit Anton Gyolai, a homesteader, over the head with a shepherd's crook and killed hi minstantly at 2 p. m. Tuesday afternoon. The crime was com ago. There had been bad blood between the men for sometime. Tuesday some sheep of Gyolai'a got into Austin's land and he went after them. The two had a dispute and Austin hit Gyolai over the head. Austin seeing Gyolai fall jumped on his horse and rode to his father's ranch. They return ed to view the body and after seeing that Gyolai was dead, rode away, it was believed to give the son up into the hands of the sheriff at Medora. J. K. Wihart, state's attorney, held an inquest today and two witnesses were examined. Mrs. Gyolai and Fred Enger. They testified that bad blood had ex isted between the two men for some time. The jury decided that Gyolai met his death as the result of an assault by Austin. Canal Open Next Week Panama, May 12—The first ship to pass through the Panama canal under regular conditions, probably will make the trip early next week, according to Colonel Goethals. The channel through Cucaracha will be complete about Thursday. Observations will be maintained on the slide for a short time and then the Panama railway ship with a cargo will be sent through. The channel is be ing dredged at the rate of 100 feet daily. The Empire suspen sion bridge will be removed im mediately. A CORRECTION May 12, 1914 Editor Press and Chronicle, Dickinson and Beach, N. D. Dear Sirs: Recently I wrote an article for the Bismarck Tribune, which I see has been copied in your pa pers. When I read the article in the Press and Chronicle I noticed that the word "prophet", in each paper is spelled "profit," I at once looked up the copy of the Tribune to see if it were possible that a mistake had been made in the spelling of this word. I found it was correct in the Tri bune. I intended to quote a passage from Scripture as near as 1 could call it to mind. The pass age quoted read, "A phophet is never without honor excepting in his own country. I do not pre tend to be good at spelling, but surely editors of papers printed in the English language should be fnniilifir with the Scripture, and fh^uld Fnvft re~o«ni7'crJi the ouo- talion. I don't pretend to be a C.h? .•-•! j.-'.n. ln I think r.rn famil inr villi thr- \o r.ouse iii chcir.fjD of an ve"r old rid. M1" started a f:r». in I »!"'jen sto-'ft, which GO hoi that it ir,r.i- i' if"? roof and before rni'd could summon r'd the fire had gained such headway as to make it impossible to save the baby, its parents being nearly suffocated in the attempt.