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I If FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1914 Eiver^d ai ihr ros.on'ice in v. C».ld- Valley Ccnn-v, N.wih Dei: j,a as. »ot-.-R C!..».« n.rii matter T?-5i (..HROMCLE FRiNTING n--atipt!.ir •sftisint^ CO. (Incorporated) j. W. iiRlNTON, Editor price 51.VJ peryea? in a^ysncc. .Ad- Out- to ten inenv. 25c por inch* t- to thir-y tnXie*. 20c p^r itv?h 50 in'he*. ?nd up. 5c d.?t in--"., t'peria1. r.Vws on sUnd-ns advertise R' n** anc' y?»i'v cv-mracts BICKFORD PARDONED. George L. Bickford, former' state treasurer who was convict ed of misappropriation of state funds after a long litigation, has been granted a pardon ^by the state pardon board. The case has been in court for a number of years and just recently the su preme court upheld his convic tion in the lower courc and sus tained the sentence of frcm one to three years in the state peni tentiary. Bickford misappro priated over $60,000.00 of state funds. but through his friends was able to return the money be fore he was arrested, so that the state only lost about $50 which was charged against him. This •gave a chance for a great deal of litigation, but the courts held thr.t the money was actually em bezzled. notwithstanding the fact that it was returned through the Ecod offices of his friends. One member of the pr.rdon board, who did not favor Bick feni's pardon, resigned as a re 's:: !t of the action of the other fcur. believing h^t Bickford should have served his time, but net wishing to eppnse the other members stepped down and out c: he way. 'Bickford, during his official •life, was one of the most prom inent of the so-called "progress ive republicans'' of the state and his arrest, trial and conviction at tracted national attention. To day he is back on his farm in the northern part of the state sup porting his family and trying to keep out of the public eye. The fact that he was a married man with a fa mil}* to support, the ad ditional fact that he had net de frauded the vtate out of any money, had a great deal to do with his pardon. Bickford's career, is a lesson to all public officials who are tempted to use funds that don't belong to them. Notwithstanding the fact of his pardon, he has been punished severelj' for his official misconduct. He lost all his worldly belong ings in the long litir: aticn and he is today a political otucast, shorn of all public esteem. Honesty st',11 remains the best policj'. prise the natives and cut some I hgure as to the outcome between! Manna and Burdick. Hanna's friends hope to see Wishek cut, into the Burdick vole and Bur dick's friends contend that Wis-! hek will cut into Hanna's vote— and there you are. Time will tell. 1 THE GOVERNORSHIP. The strife for governor on the republican ticket is getting more keen as the primary election ap proaches, and some issues are being brought out. It was first supposed that the fight for the republican nomina| tion would be between Governor Hanna and Usher L. Burdick, of Williston, but this man, Wishek, of Wishek, seems to be putting a little mustard in the guberna tional campaign rr.d may spring a surprise on June 24th. Governor Hanna and Burdick stand for a continuation of the prohibition law and in favor of woman suffrage, while J, H. Wishek is campaigning the state making speeches i,n favor of re submission and opposed to wo man's lights. This is the first time in recent years that a can didate for governor has come out squarely for resubmission of the liquor question. ar.d although there is no hope of winning in this state on that issue, the fol lowing that Wishek may work up before June 24th may sur- IF YOU LOSE. rciS Gfttie. rTH.u make EIGHT IN A Row v.'on't iT There is no question but what the campaign will be watched! closely by those interested, with the odds favoring Hanna. I A GOOD TRIO. John Odland, of Golden Val ley, Burton Covell of Billings county and Robt. List of Bow man county, will make a good trio to send to Bismarck as rep resentatives from this district- Golden Valley county is en titled to a representative and John Odland will make a good representative for this county, being a young progressive farm er who has already had two years Rn.rimMgrr i, I rhor.ld join hands and vote for Odland, Covell and List for their representatives. v'ay. print the news of the experience as rejpresentative ati touch upon that part of the sub Bismarck and who was nominat- ject with which 1 have become ed by the republicans two years familiar during my experience as ago as first choice in a field of I publisher of a weekly newspaper six candidates. in North Dkota. And in giving Robt. List has also served two! that I ask your apology. years as reprsentative from Bow- 1 will first give you ray idea man county and this year is their of a newspaper, and then my only candidate. In view of this idea of politics. fact Billings and Golden Valley 1 think 1 am backed up by the counties shculd support Mr. List best of authority when 1 say that in fairness to the people of that a newspaper is one that not only county. tells you when, how and why Each county should have a repress/native and each railway into the country south of veil, and he is entitled to the sup- assaulted Peter Peterson, but it barrel on a hot July day. Accord to the official notice on page four of th:s issue, there are 44 Beach candidates in the field. Who Paid B?ach wasn't on the map, politically. Overheard on Northern Paci f.c flyer approaching Beach—this fall: B—L\—A—C——H! Change rnrs for Burkey, Carlyle and Oliie. OH LY N iT I N TELL V\H. WE.LL, HOW TO THE. Wwm WHAT OF /sM vjMf Sam5** port of the ether two counties on must as well as a news vendor Are vou a subscriber to a his-! be in politics. If every citiezn in tory—-antiquated news—or a *J»s country were a politician, in, i-ve newspaper? If you want "e 1 lie Eaitorial Page ^TbrOrttClC a mf Bo.h I\n. Covell and Mr. List information on the affairs of the have been endorsed at farmer county, state and nation, accord-' c°unty siioi-ld support the other two right. A politician is a man or' county men. woman who is interested in the' Geld en Valley county is the management of public affairs,1 only one that has more than one schools, village, township, city, I candidate on the republican tick-! county, state and national gov-1 et, but we should not "hog" it. ernment. A politician is simply FS we only comprise one-third of a person who takes an active in-! the district. terest in the affairs of his com-1 true seTlse "The Newspaper In Politics" Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gen tlemen, Members of the North Dakota Press Association. Likewise Billings county has! John Doe went to Europe and only ore candidate, Burton Co- when where and why Ole Olson of Mr. Kastien will withdraw as a Realizing this, what a pity it candidate and let the north farm-! '-s that so many newspapers fail ers select a man from their own in doing their part in their com number. They may do so any- muniiies for /the betterment of The Golden Valley Chronicle! standpoint of the country was the first paper in the state to! County politics is sure warm- ing us some. Candidates are as: People regarding public mat thick as flies around a molasess' Jer» A N CAN) Z.rpifM yi//m PAPER GIVEN BY CHRONICLE EDITOR AT NORTH DAKOTA PRESS ASSOCIATION MEETING When 1 was selected for this m^n in this gathering. That subject by the committee, I be lieve a great injustice was done. Not to me but to the subject. Outside of what 1 learned in se curing an eighth gra,de certifi cate, I gathered in a weekly newspaper office while acting in the different capacities of devil, press kicker, type sticker, fore man and editor and publisher. "The Newspaper in Politics" is a big subject and I can only uedUfft-°n caud mass meetings southern Bill- mg to its field. not considered. It was all party. ings county, and ..lr. Odland is We all know the meaning of! 1 have a relative who in tho.^e certainly a good farmer repre-, politics, although the word is! days actually voted against his: sentativc of this county, so the badly abused- Ordinarily, when cwn brother, whom he'wanted to' larmers c. the three counties: one speaks of a "politician" we! see elected, because the party think of a dark, swarthy, cun-1 idea was so strong in him, he felt ning individual, who makes his his duty to consider the party living shaking hands. smiling, fust. kissing babies, handing out cigars and grafting. But that is not! And then, too, the farmers ofimun'ty' state and nation. Golden Valley county have no We are all politicians. I mean, Especially is this true in the'eoun interecMn comrnon with Mr.! we should be. And especially is try weekly field, for it matters I °d'f?1d's opponent. this true of the newspaper men. I Od.'and, Covell and List are, If politics is simply the managing democrat, republican, a bull a rood trio Give them your and running of public affairs- support and vote. and no one can dispute that, every newspaper certainly should the public affairs and conditions. I arn speaking particularly from week'y proposed' extension of the Northern Pacific to paper. It is just as much l^e duty °f ^e country weekly educate and inform the peo- p*e reSarding this city. If you want the news ^eir respective communities as subscribe for this paper. is l^e educate of._sftate THIS COG IS A HIT HOUNO. rtt SRRKS 0NC£ FOR A SINOlC BV HIS TtftM.TwiCE FOR ft OOuBLt AND TURM1 A ioria*-*£T FOP. A HOME RUM HE'S S0«*tE IvtftSCOT 1 am talking to you as sincere newspaper men and 1 do not be lieve that there is an insincere 7* hide-bound, party newspaper kind of a newspaper and that kind of an editor is becoming a' thing of the past, at least, 1 hope so. 1 am talking to you as sin-! cere men who have devoted your lives to the newspaper game for the betterment of yourself and the people with whom you and your newspapers come in con tact. When I first entered upon the duties cf devil in a country news paper establishment, it seemed to be the custom for the newspaper man to simply declare his party politics and then abide by the law as laid down to him by the party boss- .1 he party bosses named both the republican and democratic tickets at party boss ed conventions, and the country editor who was running the re publican paper supported the re publican ticket so named, and the democratic editor supported lhe democratic ticket likewise and lhnt wag alj the to the r]-.itv of the you part word, what|want news, there is one place you are S^at improvement there would When jyou want a certain law always sure get it when it is:bo in politics. passed "down here at Bismarck, news ine chronicle. If it is essential that individuals! you don't cave whether it i3 pass take an active part in politics, ed by the republicans or demo he north farmers seem to be' Hbw much rr ore essential is it crats. or whether it is signed by a aroused over the prospects of for newspapers to be in politics, losing representation on the bearing in mind that the news- board cf county commissioners- paper is the informer and educa- law passed that you want. It is hoped by Beach people that! tor °f ^e individual as a class, public matters in duty of the national weekly and the great metropoli- dailies to and inform and nation. When I say inform and educate the people, I am not speaking of the insincere, hide-bound party pa per neither am I speaking of the paper that is tied up to some special interest, for those kind of papers are not educators, they are not informers- but simply breeders of ignorance and car riers of misinformation. I there fore discard that class of news papers from this subject. E we NEED same UKK Rioht now their. H£A\iY .slugger'S l)PBf\SES FULL AN' LOOK at /s'^yY/!ftf.'/:• vM'fftYV/9^- ,e candidates pctent. seem_ I expect. It was a matter of collrsei It mattered not whether named were com- honest, mora! or worthy Qf pubi office The man days, with our modern system of selecting candidates, is to inform and educate the people regard ing^ the man—the candidate him selr—and then the party after wards. The people expect this and it is your duty to them, as publisher of their newspaper, to pive them this information. not a I ^ut ^ngs have changed. The newspaper nowa-1 whether a certain man is a mooser or a socialist when you want a g00(j county 0fficer. When printer comes along wanting a don't ask him what he belongs to, but you do to know what he can do. republican or a democratic gov ernor—as long as you get the You want men and action, not partyism and platitudes I am a republican and believe in the national issues as advanced by republican leaders as against those advanced by other parties, but in view of that fact, I do not believe it my duty to support every republican who happens to be nominated, from coroner to president. I have not done so in the past and 1 will not in the fu ture, unless in my opinion every republican candidate is just as fit as the opponents that are against him. And I think it the duty of every newspaper man to consider the man when deciding which candidate his newspaper should support. And another thing, there is no excuse for continued corruption and graft in county politics. 1 say county politics because that is as far as tny actual experience has extended. When I first took hold cf the paper that I am now editing there was graft and steal ing going on in our county, and urr V' ^V it had been going on for years. In the first campaign, to quote my enemies, 1 made an ass of myself by telling some plain facts regarding local conditions the paper was defeated in the cam paign, 1 was sued for libel and the grafting continued. The sec ond campaign I made an ass of myself again, drew another libel suit and conditions didn't im prove much. But now 1 am go ing to tell you a different story. Taxes became intolerable the people became suspicious and the facts the paper had been driving home so long began to soak in. The result was that every county office was filled with a new man—with one ex ception, and then an investiga tion followed which showed that the paper was right. I am not telling you this to throw bouquets at myself, but simply to carry my point in say ing that the newspapers have it in their power to better political conditions everywhere—and that they should be in politics. Not only that but they should en courage every one of their read ers to get in politics also. That's where we all belong. Women as well as men. I am sorry to say that in going over my exchanges, I find a great many paper that have no editor ial page. They seem to take no interest whatever in public affairs except possibly just before an election, and as a result they do not have thp influence for good in their communities that they should. I wouldk like to see every editor in the state devote! just as much time to an editorial page as he does to his local page. Let the people know that you are a live wire that you have opin ions, not only when the candi dates come around, but all the time, the year around, and furth er, that you are not afraid to ex press them. When a wrong has been committed in your com munity. speak out, comment on it, keep the people interested in the affairs of your community— the politics of your community— and you will find that your paper will be more generally read- more appreciated, your cir culation will increase, both on your own system, and although you may lose a dollar here and there on account of your editorial page, you will feel better, be come more interested in your business, and your community will be better off as a result of the deeper interest that your readers will take in public mat ters. There is another matter which I wish to touch. North Dakota has a corrupt practice act which regulates newspapers to a certain extent regarding their action in politics. The law, although there are features about it which I do not approve, is a good thing for the newspaper man. It gives him something on which to, stand and declare his independence. It prohibits the running of political matter for money unless it be marked "paid advertising." This purifies the editorial columns, and gives the office seeker no chance to ask for complimentary boosts unless he pays for it, and when he does, your readers know it. Under this law your editorial columns have more weight with your readers. In closing I will say. if there is an editor present who is not in politics and who does not main tain an editorial page, my advice to him is to break the ice right now and get in, and give your readers a strong editorial page every week. The newspaper should be in politics every day in the week, every week in the month and every month in the year, all the time, the year round. Get in, boys, and never get out. It's where you belong. —We Others Follow— ill the Umpire! Kill Him! Mr. Fan's Willing the Doc Should Be Included if if With ///Z/X/ Ki'iRWiifWlm sX'/ff A WAX Hi umor if 1% arid Comment CONTRIBUTED CLIPPED or STOLEN bv aid of PASTE adi! SHEARS CONTRIBUTED CUPPED or STOLEN by aid of PASTE and SHEARS f" RESOLUTIONS. Passed At Public Mass Meeting cf Farmers of Fifst Com missioner's District Held at Lapla School House, June 1, 1914. HEREBY BE IT RESOLVED that we. as farmers and tax payers of the First Commissioner's District of the Golden Val ley county, assembled together in a public mass meeting on this, the first day of June, 1914, do with good intent pass the following resolutions'as evidence of our sentiments on various public questions and conditions which have been brought to our notice in this meeting. First, BE IT RESOLVED that the farmers first and upper most duty is his duty as a neighbor, a duty which is peculiar to him as a farmer and which ?n private matters usually de termines his intimate friends however, on public questions the farmer firrrly believes in each one determining for him self his own attitude on all p"blic o"e^':ons and public men guaranteeing to himself his right of liberty *o vote and choose his political associates, as seems to him, best ard proper and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the farm-r refuses to stoop to the depth of petty politicians and numbers his friends np'o-hbors onlv from his Dolitical associates. BF, IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it is the farmer who h*s forced his way westward toward the setting sun, has turn ed the ^rairies of waste into tillable farms and has built fr»r ^''m and his a home, has struggled hard and natientlv against b'?h tares, exorbitant interest and profits and it is he who is the tax bearer and to him belongs the right to supervise the distribution of the ?atne, THEREFORE. IRE IT RESOLVED that we, as farmers and taxpayers of the First Commissioner's District, firmly believe that from our number should be chosen our Commissioner, *"ho to us is the most important riffirial in our Count", for it is he who ?uards our interests and administers to owr wants- ALSO, BE IT RESOLVED that we firmly believe that from the various farmers in the First Commissioner's District, who have become candidates, there can be chosen a suitable man to serve as our Commissioner and it is not necessary to throw the burden upon a Beach man, regardless of the fact that he is a man whom we all, as farmers, hold in the highest respect, and we also firmly believe had Mr. Kastien understood our inmost feeling, he would have refused to become a candidate, thereby, casting the reflection that Beach does not recognize the rights of the farmers to a Commissioner choosen from their number, or their ability to furnish one capable of trans acting the business belonging to said office. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we firmK' believe a farmer who successfully meets the conditions confronting the Golden Valley farmer today, possesses exceeding ability. BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that the farmers herein a«sem bled are and always have been loyal to the interests of Beach and laif,elv the interests of Beach will be their interests in the future, and we question the advisability of Beach committing any act that might cause any of the voters of our district to vole for other than Beach for the County seat. Be IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we, as farmers, are vit ally interested in the auestion of a proper county seat. Many of rs iray remain her^' for |ma'.ny jyears and a mistake of ours would bring inconvenience to us and our children who we trust may take our places. We, are farmers, are here to stav. not like the man with an office chair or a law book, who can leave on the first train for better fields We must stay or else our productive farms and fair Beach wiil fade away. ALSO, BL IT I URTHER RESOLVED thai rpecial inter ests such as newspaper interests, should never be made an issue in choosing our public servanst for if so. many gjod men will in the future, as in the past, be laid on the political altar as a sacrifice for naught. Neither should the interests of professional men, such as lawyers, be made an issue in choos ing. our public servants, for their interests and our interests as farmers are largely at variance. Theirs is for strife and litiga tion ours is for peace and co-operation. BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that we, as farmers, in choosing our public servants refuse to consider, the strife for whatever it might be within the city of Beach. We also refuse to allow any factors of that strife to place any of our farmer candidates for Commissioner in the first District on any side of that mali cious strife, except the outside, and we, as farmers, refuse and will continue to refuse until the polls are closed in November to accept or support any candidate to represent our interests as County Commissioner who has the least appearance of rep resenting any faction in that or any other strife. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we appeal to the vot ers of Beach for Justice and Fair Treatment and to their best judgment as to the best interests of Beach, and to them we look for a verdict as to the justice of our position and firmly believe the verdict will be for the farmer candidate said ver dict to be determined by your ballot. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of these resolu tions be served upon A. E. Kastien, as a private citizen of Beach, upon the City Council, as the City of Beach, and upon each of the Commercial Clubs of 'Beach, as business men's or- [Concluded on page 4] YOU AN YOUR HOODOO ttOUNO'U. TURN ^0K\£R-5£T5 AN 1 MAKE. AHOmt RUN! FRANKLIN 8AK£S* at BATTING PRACTICE. [SHOWING METHOO training FOR HEOVV ,'J' -,' "Vfc, "V* *4.'toJi 'i «'. r,•£sir i.