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Her Position
Is Proved
IBeach Business Men There and
Over so Far As Assisting the
Farmers to Secure the Electric
Road Is Concerned.
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
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:
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
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
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.
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
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
Singing of national airs by the
Reading—Miss Grace McVay.
Address—J. A. Kitchen,
All places of business will be
closed from 10:00 a. m. to 1 p.
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.
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
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
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
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 is hereby given that the
Golden Valley Automobile Club
will hold a meeting on Friday
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
Very truly yours,
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.
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
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.
Engine Owners
Until further
prices are as
Perfection Kerosens 11.3
Crown Gasoline 17.1
Stanolind Motor
Spirits 15.1
H. M. Heath, Mgr.
Local Gun Club
Have Shoot
The Dickinson Team Won a Vic
tory at the Local Grounds Last
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
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
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
Girls Glee Ciub
Annual Concert
Assisted by
Miss Marion Kucheman
a to
G. M. Foster Violinist
Miss Edna Grav. Accompanist
May 25, 1914
'Tis Morn Denza
Nursery Rhyme Suite. Custance
Sister's Best Felelr Lincoln
I Mary McCarthy
Romance of a Cakeshop
Merrv June Vincent
Not Reallv Novillo
Maypole Dance
Spring Borch
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
•a'WJ to order M. A. F.^an, the
discharged auditor, insisted on
acting as clerk of the
•"-'•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
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.

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