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Enter at the oostoffice in Bsach, Goldrn Valley
ColW!y, North Dakota aa second Class mail matter.
J. W. BRINTON. Editor
pcription price $1
.Ml per year in advance. Ad
liking rate*: On* to ten inches, 25c per inch!
:io thirty inches, 20c per inch 30 inches and up,
iVer inch. Special rates on standing advcrtise
nts and yearly contracts.
Knowing that he will be in
office but a few more months,
the present state's attorney is,
evidently, determined to serve
the gang well during that short
space of time. Personal and
malicious prosecutions for the
gang have been his long suit ever
sii.ce ne was appointed to the of
?»ce. and it is very apparent that
tie ij not going to change suit at
jthis stage of the g:me even if he
must lay down his hand in the
very near future. He intends to
make hay (or thunder) for the
gang while the sun shines.
Last Saturday he commenced
criminal prosecutions (against
Mayor Brinton and the police
force appointed by hfrn. He
claims the unlawful arrest of one
John Jepson, the man who at
impted to assault one of the
labor's policemen.
The cases are the outgrowth
malice and spite on the part
I he gi.Jig against the mayor and
will only mean a bunch of costs
on the county—in the end. We
say they are malicious because
the fact3 warrant that statement.
Why was not Mark Jones
prosecuted for the unlawful ar
rest and jailing of a Brinton vot
er why was not Sheriff Madison
prosecuted for the unlawful ar
rest and jailing of a Brinton vot
er why was not M. J. Moran,
the former chief of police, prose
cuted for the unlawful arrest and
jailing cf a Brinton voter and
without warrants? The juries de
clared all these voters not guilty
of any offense.
Why was not Policeman Irving
prosecuted for the unlawful ar
rest and jailing of a Beach at
torney last summer? The jury
declared the attorney had •.-.oiii
mitted no crime.
Why the prosecution of Brin
ton voters and the refusal to
prosecute Mr. Lovell who voted
in the city election after living in
Montana nearly two years and
signing a sworn statement that
he was a resident of Montana?
The law does not apply to
men who are anti-Brinton war
iprs, according to the slate's at-
Drney's action.
When Len Stockwell, in a
runken rage, assaulted Police
man Bennett in the presence of
a half dozen witnesses, the state's
attorney refused to prosecute,
but when Policeman Haigh de
fends himself from an assault by
Alderman Jepson the state's at
torney immediately prosecutes
the policeman for attempted
And Along this same line of
action he commences criminal
prosecutions against the mayor
and his policemen for putting
the waring alderman in jail.
We say, therefore, that these
latest prosecutions are malicious
on their face, convictions are
impossible and they are only in
stituted in an attempt to em
barrass the mayor and the police
It is simply some more of the
-gang tactics, as of old, to prose
cute their opponents with the
taxpayers' (money, and the pres
ent state's attorney stands ready,
as of old, a willing tool to do
the bidding of the gang leaders.
In these cases, as in the Os
fterman, Piesik, Elliott and Whit
aker cases, time will tell as to
Tvho is right and who is wrong,
on the face of the proceed
ings everyone can see the malice,
hatred and spite of the gang who
have been and who are fighting
ooes th cATene*
the man who is now mayor of
Let Brinton face the music
and let the taxpayers pay the
bills, seems to be their war cry.
The restless, achieving Ameri
can people cut the Panama con
tinental backbone that defied
every other race of workers.
They light and protect rocky
and sandy coasts with at)' effi
ciency elsewhere unknown. But
in the operation of shipping they
have made a failure. It is- the
one great world industry which
they are content to leave- to oth
er people.
In time of peace, a profitable
avenue for labor and capital is
lost. In time of war, it may not
be possible to get products trans
ported to foreign shores, as the
country 'i? now realizing with
There has been a half cefitury
of controversy between differ
ent ideas. Shall the government
pay subsidies, shall it remove
'he restrictions placed on foreign
built ships, shall it place prefer
ential duties on imports in for
eign ships? It seems impossible
to get a majority for any one
For thirty years it was main
tained, that if Americans could
buy ships abroad, an enormous
onnage now owned by our busi
ness men, but sailed under for
eign laws, would come under
our flag. The law of 1912 per
mitted such registry, but no such
ships have been transferred.
The heart of the problem is
this, which must be admitted
from all points of view: It costs
more to operate under the Amer
ican flag. A prominent ship
owner, who has vessels under
both registries, says it co3ts him
$133.15 per day for an Ameri
can ship carrying 1,100,000 feet
of lumber, and but $100.81 per
day for a British ship carrying
3,200,000 feet of lumber.
A sailor's lot is called a dog's
life. The American government
has tried to ameliorate it by a
code of protective laws. This
makes the operation of ships
cost more money. It is not like
ly that our people want any
necessary protections removed.
But a shipping code largely
created as far back as 1 792 must
contain many burdensome re
strictions that could and should
be removed by agreement cf all
War has always been primar
:!y an affair of kings and nobles.
In the old feudal days, the lord
gave his subjects certain protec
tion, and in return exacted mil
itary service. The subject got
security from universal lawless
ness. He could well afford to
take the chances of occasional
scrapping in behalf of the ruling
Autocratic monarchs guard
jealously their ancient prestige.
Their conception is not different
from that prevailing centuries
ago. It is the survival of this
archaic feudal spirit that
brought on the tragic conflict in
In older history, kings and
generals, their ambitions, pas
sions, and rivalries, were, the
center of interest. The life, lab
or, suffering, taxation, and sor
row of the common people, who
feed the maw of the cannon,.
was a minor imatter.
Democratic government by no
means provides escape from war.
National hatred may be nursed
at every hearthstone. Mothers
may bring up their boys under
oaths of racial vengeance. The
moment some headstrong pow
er casts the firebrand, every
humble home leaps into fire.
But as a general thing, popular
government reduces the chances
of war. Where ministries and
cabinets are subject to congress
es and parliments, the lust of
battle stands the scrutiny of
common sense. If progress and
national integrity are only possi
ble at the cost of this final sacri
fice, the common people will
sanction and support a war.
But if the challenge is thrown
down merely from regal arro
gance, or for some worthless lit
tle strip of territory, the workers
of the natiqn will ask why they
should sacrifice their lives and
their little savings for so trifling
a cause. Autocratic govern
ments that bring on needless
wars are likely to find themselves
buried under the rising tide of
popular government.
The foreign trade and busi
ness relations of the United Stat
es would have been much less
interrupted could Europe have
adopted the American principle
of exemption of private property
frdm capture at sea in w,ar.
At the Hague conference of
1907, the American delegation
made a plea for such exemption
from capture. This principle
has always been advocated by
our government. France, Great
Britian, Russia, Japan and other
governments opposed it at the
Hague, and it was beaten.
In more barbarous times,
wives and children were captur
ed .and sold into slavery, cities
were burned, and non-comba
tants put to the sword.
Gradually these wicked cus
toms have been refined, as re
spects the lives and freedom of
non-combatants, and as respects
property on land. Even in a
country so backward and reac
tionary as Mexico, non-combat
ants have been mostly safe, and
destruction of private property
has been at least the exception.
Yet in the matter of capture
of private property at sea, the
old archaic principles of ancient
warfare yet prevail in all their
barbarism. The warriors may
be too cultured to attack women
and children. Yet they will cap
ture the food supplies that will
keep those women and children
from starvation. They will seize
the materials of manufacture that
will permit a country to maintain
its economic existence.
Nothing is gained by these
survivals of savage practices.
History shows few instances
where nations have been over
powered by blows at economic
prosperity. Beseiged cities al
ways eat horse flesh rather than
submit. It is only by direct at
tack on fighting power that war
can win. The subjection of the
comlmerce of the world to the
terror of naval attack is thus a
medieval survival. The United
States has the glory of having led
the fight against this barbarism.
The Beach Advance claims to
be a newspaper, but it gave no ac
count of the outcome of the Pie
sik, Osteitaan, Elliott and Whit
aker cases in which Mayor Brin
ton and his supporters won a
signal victory.
However, in the Leuhe case,
the Advance says L'euhe "won a
a big victory" over "Brinton and
his crowd." Leuhe brought suit
for $199.00 and the jury gave
him $101.50. "A big victory."
If you want ALL the news
subscribe for the Advance—and
get only what the gang wants
you to read.
The Beach Advance, the week
ly slanderer, cdmes out now and
accuses the mayor cf Beach of
appointing a "Eunuch" and
"Lothario" to the police de
partment. The accusation is
causing the accused policemen
no little embarrassment, but
looking at the charges in a hu
morous light, we can't help but
remark that the mayor showed
pretty good judgment, if the ac
cusations are true, in appointing
one man to make up for what
the other appointee lacked. The
two of them certainly ought to
be able to perform a man's duty
—and the council expect them
to without pay.
Europe is not the only place
in the world where something
unexpected can be started.
Is yours the best looking house
in the block, or the worst?
According to the official opin
ion of the hostile city cuncil, no
policemen are necessary in the
city of Beach and the large float
ing population which is now in
the city should be allowed to
roam around about the city all
hours of the day and night
stores should be left unguarded
and the streets unpoliced.
At the council meeting last
Friday night the hostile council
took official action against the
appointing of any policemen by
the mayor. Prior to this time
they have refused to confirm or
recognize a chief of police and
passed a resolution destroying
of nightwatchman, and
nc »v they go on record as oppos
ed to the appointment of any
special policemen, in the fa-.e of
the large number of unemployed
in the city. When N. P. Reed
was elected knayor two police
men were appointed and drew
their pay the year around, but
now that Brinton i3 mayor police
men beccone an unnecessary
The men apponinted under the
past administration were all lit
tle tin gods and the city couldn't
get along without them, but now
according to aldermen Lovell,
Mathison, Jepson, Woodhull and
Kastien, all the policemen ap
pointed are Eunuchs and Loth
arios, unfit and unnecessary, and
shculd not be recognized or paid.
If these hostile aldermen
would attempt to eliminate
themselves instead of the police
force, it would please a great
many more people—and it
would be more satisfactory all
It is rumored that the first of
the month will see another change
of management in the affairs of
that new famous publica
tion, the Beach Advance. The
stockholders having become
tired of having the entire plant
utilized to further the personal
ends of Gallagher and Jones, and
the apparent failure of the "boy
orator" to intimidate the public
by his mighty editorials, a change
has been deemed necessary.
Jones is to be retired and with
him will go his man "Friday,"
the visible head of the instituion,
Just who will be placed to steer
the old ship back into deep wat
er has not yet been given out.
And then they say there is
"nothing new under the sun."
A little thing that points to
the extent to which the city of
Beach has been advertised and
the distant placies in which it is
known, was indicated by the
fact that before leaving New
York the Bessemer auto truck
which is blazing a trail from New
York to Seattle, painted a map
on the side of the (machine and
Beach was among the cities of
North Dakota. The fact that
the names of many other impor
tant cities wer4 omitted makes
the name of Beach all the more
We understand that R. O.
Zollinger is contemplating ten
dering his resignation to the Ad
vance Publishing company to ac
cept a position as war corres
pondent in the far east. He evi
dently feels that his work on the
skirmish line in Beach has fitted
him for the new position, but
what protection will he have
without the bullet-proof office
The latest accusations against
Beach citizens by the Advance is
that of a "rapist," "eunuch" and
a "Lothario." Truely the Ad
vance is a great family paper,
sepecially fit for the women and
Beach is the greatest town for
excitement in the state. The
sheriff arrests the policemen and
the mayor causes the arrest of
the aldermen.
the constable
should arrest the city magistrate
who would hear the cases? It
seems that any one who is ap
pointed by Mayor Brinton is
pretty sure of being jugged if he
'ries to do his duty.—New Eng
land Herald.
Press Comment
Meaning war. And that is
just what it is. No less. Shades
of Sherman, who coined the syn
onym, would squirm in his rest
ing place if he could but know of
the canned hell about to be let
Icose, if not already stalking
afield, in the soon-to-be carnage
stricken countries of Europe.
And it is simply too deplor
ably awful. No manner of ex
pression can properly express
the fearful condition about to ob
tain in the countries acrcss the
pond, now at each other's
throats. And the cost—and the
people who will pay the cost—
both in blood and treasure. Not
the ones who are responsible for
the warfare by any means. No, a
thousand time No. Not the ones
who move the pawns in the
game, but the masses, who in
their heart-whole fealty give up
their lives in support of their
country's ca"?e, ordained by
their rulers whose sense of dig
nity as perverted* inversely
by their immunity from the re
sults of the same If the ones who
cause these wars could but be
placed in the front ranks to fight
the battles they cause, it may
be safely stated that there would
be no wars. But No. Their
"dignity" must be upheld, Fiddle
sticks upheld. Widows—orphans
—rivers of blood—billions of
dollars wasted and a world of
misery to be bourn by the mang
gled survivors. What a load of
grief would the miscreants, no
less, have to bear, if but an infin
itesimal amount of the wretched
ness caused by their acts could
be brought home to them.
With Germany, Austria Hun
gary and probably Italy embroi
gled with England, France and
ethers doubtless to follow, the
world is about to witness the
worst war ever known. With
out any doubt, more poor fellows
will lose their lives, more men
will be maimed and more money
wasted than in any conflict ever
witnessed in the known history
of the world. And out of it
there will perhaps come one
blessing, that of the abolishment
of war as a means of settling dis
putes between nations. It may
easily be believed that this war
will be so terrible that the mass
es—upon whom the entire bur
den must fall—will rise in their
might and say that there will be
no more war. This would ap
pear to be the only way to put
a stop to the awful business—for
the masses to refuse to fight the
battles of the rulers whose "dig
nity" costs so much. Disputes
between nations can better be
settled by peaceful means than
by the legalized murder of
near countless humanity. There
has already been enough of it.
In the interests of humanity,
there should be a cessation of
such business.
Patriotism is a mighty good
thing, we are all chock full of it
—but when it comes to counting
the cost of such as the world is
about to witness in settling
comparatively triffling questions
it would appear but common
sense to balk at the execution of
such monstrous means of settling
matters that could be better done
otherwise. May the millions of
hearts about to be torn with
grief be ccknforted as best they
may.—Harvey Herald.
Appointment Revoked
New Rockford Transcript:
Judge C. W. Buttz, presiding
judge of the Second Judicial Dis
trict, has revoked the appoint
ment of William Blake as a
juvenile officer in his jurisdiction
and has sent an order to the va
rious clerks of the district court
throughout his district to this ef
fect. In this orfler a request is
made to .the clerks to give pub
licity to the revoking of the ap
pointment and it also recites that
neither Mr. Blake nor his assist
ant, Mr. Barton, are entitled to
solicit or receive support from
"Between Two Fires!"
Mr. Fan Shows His Neck Is Not Bone
la no reAm
th£Y go to
the people of the Second Judicial
District, because of any claims
they may make in reference to
juvenile court work or child wel
fare. Neither of these men have
been recognized by the Court in
this judicial district in such mat
ters for nearly a year, and they
have no authority whatever here
in connection with the children.
Mr. Blake has proved to be
entirely unreliable in the hand
ling of the children, and for this
eason he has been divested of
his authority to work throughout
this section. In spite of this how
ever, both he and his assistant
have been soliciting funds and
making themselves very obnox
ious to the people, and fudge
Buttz has decided that the only
way to put a stop to their sys
tematic fooling of the people is
to give all due publicity to the
order he has promulgated.
Montana already feels the ef
fect of the European war. The
Copper company issued an or
der last Saturday closing down
the smelter at Great Falls, and
four or five of the copper mines
were thrown out of employment
at Great Falls and more than2,
000 were laid off in Butte. The
company asserts, in support of
its action, that the only recent
market for copper has been from
foreign countries and the war has
completely shut off that market.
—Glendive Review.
They are waring again in
Beach. This time County Sheriff
Madison put Mayor Brinton's
policeman, James Haigh, in jail.
Then followed the arrest of Al
derman Jepson and W. L. Stock
well at the instance of the may
or. Bonds were given and every
body was out in a very short
time. It was so waitai around
the Golden Valley metropolis
last week that quite
Grand Judy Indicts Her on Man
slaughter Charge.
Freeport, N. Y., July 18.—Mrs. Flor
ence Conklin Carman, indicted on
the charge of manslaughter in the
first degree in connection with the
killing of Mrs. Louise Bailey, came
back to her home and her family
temporarily a free woman.
She was released for trial uncle
120,000 bail fifteen minutes after the
grand jury made known its finding
Justice Van Sicien. sitting in the crim
inal branch of the supreme court at
Vote For
I strongly advocate the princi
ples of Woodrow Wilson, "A
Square Deal to All, Partially to
I present my name to you on
the Democratic ticket and solicit
your support.
For Couny Judge
rH*PiT*H£*'S IN A H-ouE
Humor and ConiuneiVK
little dam-
ge was reported to the wheat
crop.—Dickinson Press.
Villa's Favorit Officer Succumbs to
Typhoid Fever.
Juarez, Mex., July 1¥.—Word has
been received at Villa's headquarters
ot the death of General Torribio Or
tega in Chihuahua City. Ortega diet/
of typhoid fever contracted during
the Zacatecas campaign. He waE
Villa's favorite.
General Benavides has arrived in
Juarez on a special train for medical
treatment. He, too, has typhoid fe
ver. American military authorities
have granted an informal request
made by the Villa officials to permil
Benavides to enter an El Paso hos
More Poetry.
"Daughter, I ha-.e found a husband
for you. Ue is a poet and he disposes
of nil bis poetry."
"Itrailly) Then I do hope I won't
be averse to him:"—Pittsburgh Press.
Doctor—I'm afruid you are going to
be ill. I shall have to examine your
Betty (who Is in love)—But—but doc-,
tor, you are discreet, aren't you?—Phil
adelphia Record.
Indisputable Evidence.
Mrs. Potts—How do you know I was
spying in your house through my opera
Mrs. Kettles—I saw you through my
own opera glasses.—New York Globe.
A High Honor.
Mrs. Nextdoor Is your sou doiug
well in college?
Mrs. Tungtwist He's doin' fine.
They've chosen him valetudinarian of
his class.—Chicago News.
Superior Wisdom.
"Smittj declares be Is going to pay
his creaitors a hundred cents on the
"But James, dear, why does he want
to give them so many pennies?"—Phila
delphia Press.
Thirty Thocsani Men Locked Out
Berlin, July 19.—Thirty thousand
textile workers in the district ot
Forst, Prussia, wore locked out by
their employers as a result of a strike
at 125 fullers.
Unusual Plays
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