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I r» All Home Print Her Position Is Proved I IBeach Business Men There and Over so Far As Assisting the Farmers to Secure the Electric Road Is Concerned. Jt During the past winter there Ihas been much talk relative to -a proposed electric railroad to be constructed through the country south of Beach and considerable speculation has been indulged in as to what would be the attitude orf this city in regard to its con struction. At times very unfavor able comments have been heard along this line. However the first time the citizens of Beach had an opportunity to entertain "the question was last Tuesday evening, at which time A. F. Her berts, of Oregon, 111-, one of the ^P(omoters, submitted a proposi tion to a mass meeting of our cit izens, to the effect that $5,000 be placed in the bank as a check ing account for the preliminary work. The proposition was discussed from several different view points with the result that the following resolution was prepared and ap proved by a committee and most liberally signed by ir citizens. It •^•11 be seen that the citizens have given the promoters twice what they asked for, not for the pur pose of helping the promoters, but to aid in whatever manner they could the farmers to secure the much needed transportation facilities in. the south country. /he resolutions follows: TO ARTHUR F. HERBERT AND HIS ASSOCIATES. BE IT RESOLVED, by the undersigned, business men and citizezns of Beach, North Dakota, in mass meeting assembled, that it is the sense of this meeting and of the undersigned that a railroad 5^ constructed from Beach to coun try south thereof is to the best interests of said city and the sur rounding country, and to that end we mutually pledge ourslves to use our influence and best en deavors to secure the construc tion of such railroad, and be it further resolved that it is the sense of this meeting that the cit izens and business men of 'Beach would be willing to promptly and faithfully perform and carry out one of the following four prop ositions upon your acceptance of same, towit: 1. To deposit the sum of Five Thousand Dollars (^5,000) in any bank in Beach, North Da kota, to be designated by you, such sum to be used in the pre- I liminary work and survey for the construction of a railroad from Beach, North Dakota, and con necting with the main line of the Milwaukee railroad, provided you put up a good and sufficient! bond in twice the amont of such with a Surety Company as surety, conditioned to the return of such %urn, with a Surety Company as sii'ety, conditioned to the return: or such money to the undersigned in case such railroad is not built and in operation at least to Bur key within one year from the date hereof. 2. Or. to donate you the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) when a railroad is con structed and in operation from tBeach, North Dakota to Burkey, to some other point twenty 2 0 miles south of Beach. 3. Or, to donate you the sum of ($8,000) Eight Thousand dollars when a railroad is con structed and in operation from 'B.each, North Dakota by way of Turkey to a point thirty (30) miles from Beach, each sum to be paid as follows: Five Thou sand Dollars ($5,000) when the railroad is constructed and in op eration to Burkey or any point twenty miles (20) from Beach, thousand dollars ($3,000) when and the additional sum of three such railroad is constructed and i|i operation from Beach, by way of Burkey, to a point thirty (30) miles from Beach. 4. Or to donate you the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10, 000) when a railroad is con structed and in operation from Beach, North Dakota, by way of Burkey, and connecting with some point on the main line of the Milwaukee railroad as now located south of Beach- And be it further resolved. \hat we pledge ourselves to use our influence and best efforts and endeavors to secure for you a right of way for such railroad for a distance of ten (10) miles out of Beach. Maurice Gordon expects to make a pleasure trip to Belfield next Sunday, where he will spend a pleasant day, so he says- Fire Takes Farm Home Ferdinand Koch's House and All Contents Destroyed on Last -Thursday. Ferdinand Koch, who lives in the vicinity of Burkey and is one of the hardworking and indus trious farmers of that section, met with a heavy loss on Thursday of this week when his house and its contents were destroyed by fire. Early that morning Mr. Koch started for Beach and shortly aft er his daughter Alice left for Sen tinel Butte, so no one was home at the time of the fire and its ori gin is a mystery. Mr- Koch did not know of his loss until after his arrival in this city. He had a splendid farm residence, and as he was one who usually carried a large supply of groceries in the home, the loss is especially heavy, nothing being saved. Only a small amount of insur ance was carried. Loss is va: iouslv estimated at from $2,000 to $2,500. WILLISTON RAILROAD. Articles of incorporation for the Williston and Northern Rail way company hve been filed with the secretary of state and a char ter issued. The company is capitalized at $10,000 with the following men as incorporators: A. H. Brown, H. W. Braatelien, W. H. Wester gaard, F. P. Bergman and F. R. Zahl of Williston N. D- Landro, George Hanson and A. J. Robin son of Stady Hans Larson of Rudser, and M. A. Uuven- The estimated length of the road is 70 miles and it is to run through Williams and Divide county. It will begin at Willis ton, thence north 30 miles along the Muddy valley, thence north erly to a point on the Soo Line. Just what town on the Soo will be made the connecting point is not known. This will probably cause rivalry between Crosby and Ambrose for the landing of the road. Decoration Day Programme The following order of exer cises have been arranged for the observance of Decoration Day in 'Beach, Saturday, May 30, 1914, 1 0:00 a. m- March to the cemetery form ing in front of Callendar hotel, led by the Beach Military band in the following order. Veterans of Civil war, sons of veterans, Spanish-American war veterans, school children, marching west to the juncture of Blanche street, thence south to the cemetery, decorating the graves of soldiers, with usual ceremonies. (Automobiles will be provided to convey persons participating in the exercises at the cemetery who are unable to march the entire distance.) 1 1 :00 a. m. At the Beach Opera House. Music—Beach Military Band. Prayer—W. Howard Thom linson. Singing of national airs by the audience Reading—Miss Grace McVay. Song—Quartette. Address—J. A. Kitchen, Song—Quartette All places of business will be closed from 10:00 a. m. to 1 p. m. Adolph Attietweed, who has been employed as bookkeeper with the firm of Morris & Math ison for soma time past, has ac cepted a like position with the First National bank of Beach and will assume his duties in that in stitution June 1st. Mr. Attie tweed takes the position hereto fore held by Mrs. C. F. Smith who resigned to take effect the first of the month. VOLUME 9 PUBLISHED AT BEACH, GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY MAY 22, 1914 SENATOR A. J. GRONNA Washington, D. C. May 12, 1914 To the Voters of North Dakota: Having decided to become a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate, on the Re publican ticket, I have filed with the Secretary of State the peti tion required by law. My duties at Washington may make it im possible for me to make a person al campaign before the primaries, and the limitation on campaign expenditures imposed by the laws of the State will prevent my addressing to each of you a per sonal letter. I therefore take this means of announcing my candi dacy and soliciting your support. I stand squarely on the record which I have made in the Senate and in the House, and I invite the NEWS FROM THE SEAT OF WAR. The following letter was re ceived from Vera Cruz by Mrs. Ed. Gilbert and Mrs. Pat Liberty, sisters of the writer, and may be of interest to our many readers who are all interested in news from troublesome Mexico: Vera Cruz, Mex. May 2, 191 4-1 Dear Sister: suppose you have been read ing about the fighting down here, in the papers. 1 here were only two ships in here when our ship came in and when we landed we 1 were hred on. We and the two companies of the other ships held our own until more men came, after that it was easy going. We| lost men killed, and 64 wounded. The Mexicans lost' around 300. In our company there was 05 men and we were in a trench for two days and two nights, with only bread to eat. My knees were some sore from! kneeling and firing, also my shoulder where my gun rested. I We were releaved the 30th. by' the soldiers and we are now back cn our ship and the soldiers have the city. I was glad to get back' and get a rest. The first 72 hours I got 4 hours sleep, but now I am making up lost time. We are standing by to go ashore again in case the soldiers get the worst of it. I don't think it will: last much longer as the Ameri-j can flag is hoisted over Vera Cruz and it now belongs to the United States. 1 suppose the papers are full of this affair so I need not ex plain all. The Mexicans are cer tainly dirty fighters, they use lead bulets and file the nose of the bullet flat, so when it hits it makes a bigger hole. Believe me 1 know the different tunes of bullets. None of us knew when we were going to be shot because 1 they fired from house tops, win-' dows, and all such places. The only way I dope out that I got' through it, was that my time hadn't come to die yet. I will writ® you again the first chance I get, so will say good-bye. Am as ever, Laurence O' Bryan. NOTICE TO AUTO OWNERS. Notice is hereby given that the Golden Valley Automobile Club will hold a meeting on Friday v.vy-- A s-» Oolden Walter Chronicle A Newspaper that Causes Comment in a Town that is Talked About closest scrutiny of my votes, of the measures which I have intro duced, and of the principles and policies which I have advocated. A brief outline of my record in the Senate will be found in the State Publicity Pamphlet, which will be mailed to you in the near future by the Secretary of State. My past record is a fair indica tion of the course I shall pursue in the future if honored with re nomination and re-election. I wish to thank you for the very generous support you have accorded me in the past, and I hope that I may count cn your support and votes at th^ coming primaries. Very truly yours, A. J. GRONNA. evening, May 29, at the city hall building in this city. A special invitation is extended to auto mobile owners who live in the vicinity of Sentinel Butte. A full attendance is desired as items of interest will be up for discussion. ,a M- L. Lovell, Secretary. In this connection we are in formed that officers of the club have taken up the matter of hav ing the money paid for auto li censes turned over to the club by the county commissioners and wh'ch is provided for by a state law, and that n. trouble will be experienced alon^ this line. The places on public roads at which this money will be expended is a matter of selection by the club and will no doubt be expended judiciously. Along with this matter of im proving the roads of this im mediate vicinity comes or the matter of assisting in the improve ment of the Northwest Trail, *,vhi":h starts at the Twin Cities and goes to the Yello" :'.or, Na tional Park, through B'.ich. Per haps one cf the worst places on the entire route will be the cross ing of the Little Mi?n uri near Mtdora, and if: .will largely de volve upon the activity of peo nle in this locality as to what will bf accomplished in thi-i respect. I here is no question hut what a n-'ooc! load frorn here to Minnea polis would be used lo a very large extent by auto owners. ATTENTION Engine Owners Until further notice prices are as our fellows Perfection Kerosens 11.3 Crown Gasoline 17.1 Stanolind Motor Spirits 15.1 STANDARD OIL CO. H. M. Heath, Mgr. Local Gun Club Have Shoot The Dickinson Team Won a Vic tory at the Local Grounds Last Sunday. Last Sunday six members of the Dickinson Gun club came to Beach for a contest at the traps on the local grounds. The Dick inson team is one of the strong est in the state and the fact that they carried home a victory does not reflect discredit on the local sports. Following is the score, fifty birds up: Dickinson Team Ray 45 Stergeon 48 Clark 41 Englebright 43 Bentz 45 Petrecka 47 Beach Team. Attietweed 41 H. Lovell 43 Sprague 40 G. Lovell 35 M. Lovell 40 Schweitzer 46 lotals: Dickinson, 269 Beach, 245 leaving Dickinson 24 birds to the good. Next Sunday a special contest has been arranged among the lo cal gunmen, with a dinner at the Callender as the stakes. Sides will be chosen and the losing team will entertain the victors at dinner as above stated. We are informed that interest in this shooting event will be add ed to by the demonstrations to be given by several of the participants which will be given along the lines in which they are most proficient. For instance: G. F. Davis will give the first demonstration by impersonating the correct position to assume at the station before giving the command "pull." O. C. Attietweed will demon strate what the tone of voice should be in which the word "pull" is uttered, so that the movement of the chest will not disturb the aim. G. D- Lovell will ffive exceed ingly interesting demonstrations of how to direct the gun barrels so as not to obtain a perfect score. Theodore Schweitzer will en deavor at various times during the contest to display that manly fortitude in which an accomplish ed and experienced trap shooter should receive the judge's an nouncement of a "lost bird." Special stunts will also be pulled off by others but at this time the writer is not informed as to their nature. Girls Glee Ciub Annual Concert of I BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Assisted by Miss Marion Kucheman a to 1 1 G. M. Foster Violinist Miss Edna Grav. Accompanist May 25, 1914 PART I. 'Tis Morn Denza Nursery Rhyme Suite. Custance Sister's Best Felelr Lincoln I Mary McCarthy Romance of a Cakeshop Osborne Merrv June Vincent Not Reallv Novillo Kucheman Maypole Dance Spring Borch PART II. Trio. Morn Rise. Czibulka Misses Margaret McCoy, Irene Eide, Daisy Logan. Summer Breezes Denza Romance for Violin.... Hegner Dr. Foster. Duet—O Lonely Night J- Offenbach Misses Freda Brault, Irene Eide. Japanese Love Song. .Thomas In Costume adv! G- W. Lindsey, candidate for auditor on the republican ticket, was in town from his Sentinel Butte farm on Wednesday trans acting business. Mr. Lindsey is one of the prominent farmers over Sentinel Butte way, and is one of the active members of the Farmers elevator at Sentinel Butte. -1-.' Carl Egge, postoffice inspec tor, arrived in the city the first of the week and in company with Postmaster Baer made a tour of inspection of all the out laying postoffices in the county —from Trotters on the north to Stuart on the south. Mr. Egge also inspected the new rural routes out of Beach. Year Book Is Just Issued The 1914 Year Book Published From the Department of Agri culture and Labor is Just Out and Contains Write Up of Golden Valley County and Beach* North Dakota Year Book:The county of Golden Valley is the latest addition to the state's roster of counties, which now number fifty. It was formed out of the western portion of the county of Billings and has an area of 632, 712 acres and had in 1910, the date of the last federal census, a population of 4,402- Thi3 number has since been greatly in creased, owing principally to the: remarkable fertility of the far famed Golden Valley, from which the new sub-division takes its name. Although one of the smaller counties of North Dako ta and also one of the latest to be developed along agricultural lines, it has nevertheless made remarkable progress and has al ready surpassed many of its old er sisters in production of the staple grains and other products of the soil. The topography of the county is somewhat rougher than most of the state, especially in the eastern townships, where are to be found many buttes, high plat eaux ard deep valleys. Even the roughest landr however, is cloth ed with rich grasses, and the ex ceptional fertility of the valleys fully offsets the disadvantages arising from the irregular surface' formation. No better location can be found anywhere for the' general purpose farm, combining, shelter for live ?tock with enough arable land to permit of quite ex tensive agricultural operations The county lies in the watershed of the Little Missouri river, which: flows northward just outside the eastern boundary line. Several tributary streams to this river flow through the county, the prin cipal one being Beaver Creek which waters the northern town ships. I For many years prior to the county's organization ranching, was practically the sole occupa tion of the few settlers in those days end the rough, adventurous life of the cow-puncher, as told in novel and magazizne articles, has found many vivid illustra tions from actual scenes occur ring among the hills and buttes of Golden Valley county. These are now largely memories of the past, although ranch buildings, corrals and other evidences of former occupancy still exist and add to the histoiic interest of the country. Beach, the county seat, is one in a the almost magical manner in which a thriving and solidly en trenched municipality can come into existence, when backed up by a rich tributary country oc cupied by industrious farmers. Five years prior to the last fed eral census, in 1910, the town could not be found on the map. The census enumerates found there a population of 1,003, which has probably doubled since that date. It is now less than eight years since the Northern Pacific railway built its station at a a Golden Valley dates from that time. In 1 9 1 0 it was considered to be the greatest primary grain I market in the world, and in the spring of 1911 many trainloads of wheat were shipped from its elevator. to furnish feed for less favored localities yithin the state. Beach enjoys the benefits of a city organization and is advanc-! ing rapidly along all those aven ues that indicate wise municipal administration. The various church organizations are well sup-* ported and the religious affairs of the city are administered by able and zealous men. Nine ele vators are located here with the largest storage capacity of any city in the state. The Russell- Eight Pages NUMBER 28 Northwestern Road Congress 1 he Northwestern Road Con gress, organized for the purpose of bringing together experts of Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Minne sota, North Dakota, South Dako ta and Wisconsin, wil serve a purpose that has been manifest ly required throughout the north western states since the good road movement became more than a mere subject of discus sion. A comprehensive scheme of in terstate highways it is said, will be one of the matters that the North western Road Congress will de termine for the road builders of the participating states. With this portion of the work mapped out for the Congress, there is un expected interest displayed by those having in charge the Sheri dan road, from Chicago to Mil waukee the Lake to River road, from Milwaukee to the Mississip pi river the Linccln highway, the Red Ball route, between St. Paul to St. Louis the Fox River Valley route, from Milwaukee to points in the Michigan highway, and the Chicago to Detroit road. The executive committee of the Congress will meet in Mil waukee shortly for the purpose of arranging a plan of representa tion from the states involved in the Congress. One plan sug gested is the appointment of five delegates from each county and a delegation at large, appoint ed in each state by the governor. Representation will also be given to automobile associations, good roads associations and various commercial organizations in the territory affected by the Con gress. 1 he Congress will meet in Mil waukee, October 28, 29, 30 and 31, and will bring together the highway commissions of the par ticipating states, members of the legislatures, good roads associa tions, automobile associations, boards of public works, county highway commissions and thou sands of road contractors, civil engineers and good road ma chinery manufacturers. Miller Milling company has erect ed a 500-barrel mill, one of the largest in North Dakota and a machine shop occupying a full city block finds ample custom from the adjacent country. A $20,000 addition to the school house facilities of the rity has al ready been necessary, in order to care for the increasing number of school children, while new busi ness blocks, cemcnt sk'"*"^ graded streets and a $25,000 electric light plant still further at test the city's steady progress- The growth of the county's agricultural and live stock inter ests will be indicated by the fol lowing yields, etc., for the year 1912: Spring wheat, 943,455 bushels durum wheat, 2,266 bushels flax, 242,344 bushels oats, 517,481 bushels barley. 3.309 bushels speltz, 12,101 bushels corn, 1,183 acres pota toes, 29,322 bushels: millet hay, acres timothy, 409 acres al falfa, 230 acres brome grass, 210 acres wild hay. 7,476 tons cut. Live stock, 1913: dairy rattle, 9 59 horses, 5,162 mules. 3 cntle, 4.453 sheep, 3,552 hogs, 1, 827. COUNCIL MET AND AD JOURNED. The city council r.nd mayor m°t lust Monday evening only to adjourn without transacting any !.i:f in ess. When the mce'ing was •a'WJ to order M. A. F.^an, the discharged auditor, insisted on acting as clerk of the meeting •"-'•hile the mayor insisted that Mark Lovell act under the coun cil's former re^lutien. When an agreement could not be reached Mr. Lovell moved to adjourn un til next Monday night. All city business has been tied up over the controversy over the ap pointment of minor officers. Mrs. C. W. Purvis and son re turned this morning from Roch ester, Minn., where the latter has been treated at the famous Mayo hospital and is reported much improved. Numerous buildings are being put up in different parts of the city and county and a general air of prosperity is evident throughout the Golden Valley.