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Big Mass Meeting Held
$2,000 for Campaign
Settle Question
At Commissioners Meeting Last
Tuesday Sentinc* Butte Peti
tions Were Acted Upon and
When the county commission
ers convened last Monday the
Sentinel Butte delegation were on
hand to await the action of the
county commissioners on their
petition praying for the removal
of the county seat from the city
of Beach to the village of Sentin
el Butte, to be voted on Novem
ber 3.
The most enthusiastic mass meeting ever held in the
•city of Beach was that which gathered at the city hall on
Wednesday evening of this week for the purpose of
discussing and organizing for the county seat cam
Practically every business man in Beach was present
as well as a large number of farmers who are interested
in the county seat remaining at Beach.
After a general discussion in which all were given an
opportunity to express their views and ideas on the
situation a public subscription was opened and calls
made on those present for funds to assist
in the campaign. In ten minutes over $1000 was sub
scribed and when the chairman of the meeting called
for additional subscriptions to raise the amount to $2,
000 it just took about ten minutes more to raise it to
that amount.
A complete organization h$s been formed and from
now on Beach will be in the field conducting an active
Sepa'ate Ball »t Will be Print
Lewis Crawford, Guy Lee and
Atty. L. A. Simpson appeared on
behalf of the petitioners, 598 of
them according to the petition
Bled. Commissioner Egan and
O'Keefe were over the petitions
netme for name and after con
sideration lasting all day Monday
they informed the Sentinel Butte
delegation that the matter would
be acted upon the next day and
finally disposed of. Tuesday
morning the commissioners grant
ed the prayer of the petitioners
and ordered the county auditor
to provide a separate ballot up
on which to submit the question.
The form of the ballet was al
so decided upon by the com
missioners and will be as follows:
Shall the county seat of Golden
Valley county be removed from
the city of Beach, where it now
is located by law, to the village of
Sentinel Butte:
The voter will indicate his
choice by placing an (x) after
the name of the place which he
prefers below:
For the city of Beach for the
County Seat—
For the village of Sentinel Butte
for the County Seat—
Following the settling of the
question the commissioners took
up their regular quarterly busi
Thousonds of
Bodies Decaying
U. S. Observer Say* Stench is
Sickennig—Declares Europe is
Human Sausage Mill—Visits
Sacked Belgian Cities.
Washington, Oct. 7.—Dead
men and horses, heaped up by
thousands, lie putrefying on the
battlefields of the Aisne, Col. W.
C. Hayes, U. S. A., son of ex
president Hayes, declares today-
Hayes just back from observ
ing the world war, expects soon
to give to President Wilson a per
sonal message from the acting
burgomaster of Louvain, he de
clared, after visiting the white
"When I left Harve. Sept. 27,
he said today, the allies were
fearful that they would not be
able to penetrate to the German
line through the mass of putre
fying men and horses on the bat
tlefields, which unfortunately
the combatants seem not to heed.
"1 don't see how thev could
pass through these fields. The
stench is horrible, and the idea
of climbing over the bodies must
be revolting even to brave sol
"Human Sausage Grinder.
Havnes has been on the firing
line he has visited the sacked
city of Louvain as the guest of
Germans in an armored
has been in Aix-La-Chappelle to
see the havoc of war there and
has seen some of the fightin in the
historic Aisne struggle.
"It is a sausage grinder he de
clared. "On one side are the
French and allies, apparently
willing to sacrifice their last man
in defense of France. On the oth
er, the Germans seemingly pro
digal of their millions of men and
money and throwing man after
man into the war."
Haynes predicted a two years
war. "There can be no doubt
but what it will be a long time
ending/' he said. England won't
begin to fight really until spring."
"War Is Hell."
"What about the alleged atro-
Whose appointment as chief of
Telephone 114
again rejected by the
anti-Brinton aldermen last Mon
day night- Mr. Smith has served
as chief of police for over five
months without pay under the
Mayor's appointment. Unable
to freeze him out the enemies of
the Mayor have commenced a
campaign of slander against him,
the Beach Advance referring to
him as "a fat loafer, a bum, a
criminal, a big dog and a tramp."
The fight against him has been
made vicious because of his can
didacy for sheriff against John
Madison whom the aldermen, R.
F. Gallagrer, Mark Jones, and the
Slaughter Sale
Plowing Engines and
Engine Plows
For next 30 days.
New and Second Hand Rigs going at
a Sacrifice, on easy terms. Inquire of
c. w.
cltes in Belgium?" he was asked.
"Weil, war is hell. That's
about the only answer 1 can give
ou. The real tragic part of the
whole is Belgium. It's people are
wonderful folk—clean, decent,
"What the nation should do is
to concentrate its efforts to aid
ing the women and children of
Belgium. This help for hospitals
is not so much needed, but the
fate of these people is really path
The colonel declared peace
talk at this t&ne is useless.
"We must keep hands off at
th:s point," he declared. "We
can do no good* We will merely
stir up trouble for ourselves."
Asked for a brief description
of what he saw along the battle
line, Hayes declared
"The battle front these days
is far different from what it used
to be. There are a few men to
be seen, and practically no guns.
All are concealed. Shrapnel
flies through the air and bursts.
This is the scene most of the time.
In the hand to hand figKting, bay
onets are used much by the
French while the Turcos use
"Shall you go back?" Haynes
was asked.
"Does anyone care to visit a
Sughter house a second time?
he replied.
C" -r
Beach Advance hope to elect. Mr.
Madison is bitterly opposed to the
mayor and several time3 went so
tor as to interfer with the police
fcrce and protect others who
have committed the same offense.
Mr. Madison, it will be remember
ed, arrested a Brinton voter on
election day and threw him in jail
without a warrant and prevented
him from voting at the instiga
tion of Mark Jones. Later the
man arrested was found not guilty
of any offense by injury. On ac
count of Mr. Madison's active op
position against the mayor, the
'each Advance and its owners are
loyally supporting him and vici
ously attacking his opponents-
Beach, N. D*k.
Oolden APalley Chroniclei
A Newspaper that Causes Comment in a Town that is Talked About
Beach Bears Its
Own Burden
The People Living in Beach Pay
For Beach Sewer and Water
works, Its Schools and Other
Improvements and Not by the
County Taxpayers and Farm
We have bonded our city.
What are we getting in return
for our money and who is footing
the bill? For sewer and water
works in Beach the Northern Pa
cific railroad company is pavine
No Golden Valley taxpayers
outside the city of Beach is pay
ing a cent. No one is effected but
the property owner in front of
whose property the sewer and
water runs
For clear pure water ant* a
place to drain the filth of the
town, we are paying ibout $3.70
per yeai r. a f.'iy fo-t lot fo
twenty years-
Would you if you came into a
city to live, drink water from a
well that your neighbor's •ess
pool was seeping into, in order
to save $3.70 per year?
We have bonded our city for
schools until we have a system
second to none, in the state
Our graduates enter the best
universities in the United
States without examination or
question we have anan*icultural
mechanic arts and high school
where you can give your children
the most practical education in
the world. The State of North
Dakota has recognized our ex
cellent schools and turns over
about $ 10,000 every year to help
maintain them.
Beach affords the opportunity
to build a mode.a home and
send your children to the best
schools in the land for the extra
taxation of $3.70 per year.
Do you tell me you would
rather live in a town of a fourth
class school, and drink water that
will give you typhoid fever to
save $3.70 per year? That's
what Sentinel Butte wants you to
Sentinel Butte says it has noth
ing to hide. Have the citizens
of Sentinel Butte told you how
cute they were not to organize
their "village" until last year, aft
er they had bolh parts of their
school building built, so that the
people living outside the city!
must help pay
/S'ORrn OO th
You. dear country reader, are
possiblv paying today for the!
school house in Sentinel Butte.
Beach bears its own burdens. I
—Publicity Committee
Stock Shippers
Will Be Heard
Hearing Before Interstate Com
merce Commission Oct. 21,
On ImPortant Matter.
A matter of considerable in
terest to farmers and the smaller
stock shippers
the state, more
particularly in the western part of
it, will be the hearing before Ex
aminer Dow of Bismarck, Octo
ber 21. The hearing will be held
at the Federal building at 2:00
p. In.
Some time since, the railroads
of the west gave notice of an in
tention, on a near date, that they
would withdraw the privilege
heretofore granted to shippers of
live stock to load and unload at
one or more places until the ship
ment was complete or delivered.
On representations being made
to the state railroad commission I
that the abrogation of this privil
ege would work a hardship to I
stock shippers, the commission
asked the interstate commerce
commission to suspend the pro-1
posed rule until the shippers
could be heard, and this request
vas granted and a hearing set be-j
fore the national commission late
in November. Other states have
also taken up this matter and as:
a consequence Examiner Dow
has been sent out to hold local
As this particularly effects the
smaller shippers of stock, it is
hoped those that will be injured
by the proposed change in the
rules will attend the Bismarck
hearing, as it i3 incumbent upon
them to prove their case.
Vy/r/ffS Of S MflOE 13V C/V/t-.
City Council
Met Monday
Again refuse to Confirm a City
Auditor or Chief of Police
Pass resolutions Taking Mr*.
Richards Addition Into the
The city council met in regu
lar session last Monday night, with
Mayor Brinton and all the alder
man present. On account of
there being no auditor the read
ing of all previous minutes of
neetings were laid over and reg
ular business taken up.
Mrs. Richards was present ask
ing for the extention of the sewer
and water into her addition to
the city and this will be done as
soon as possible. The final read
ing and passage of the resolution
annexing her addition to the city
of Beach was acted upon and the
following the required publica
tion her addition will become part
of the city.
A little friction was caused
when acting Clerk Lovell presen
ted a bill of over $200 on behalf
of M. J. Moran for services as
street commissioner and another
bill for Pat Moran for street work
which was approved by his broth
eras street commissioner. M. J.
Moran had put in a bill as chief
of police for services after he had
been removed by the mayor and
the council allowed the bill, but
the mayor refused to issue a war
rant, except for the amount due
him up to the time of his dis
charge. After being discharged
Moran still policed the streets and
Oolden Dalley Chronicle
Published Weekly at Beach, N. Dak.
(As required by the act of August 24, 1912)
Editor, Managing Editor and Business Manager:
J. W- Brinton, Beach, N. Dak.
claimed authority. Following the
refusal of the mayor to pay him
for his services Alderman Lovell
presents a bill for his services as
street commissioner but no evi
dence of any work on the street
was furnished with the voucher
nor by Mr. Lovell- After a heat
ed discussion all street and alley
bills were laid on the table. M.
J. Moran's bill and the bills ap
proved by him for his brother
amounted to over $400. The
mayor challenged the alderman
for attempting to use the street
and alley fund to reward their
friends for fighting and opposing
him, refusing to recognize his or
ders and throwing his supporters
in jail illegally.
The meeting did not adjourn
until after midnight and before
adjour^ng the mayor asked for
a reconsideration on the appoint
ment of S. A. Smith for chief of
police and J. R. Waters for aud
itor, which was followed by a
motion by Alderman Linger to
confirm with the reslut that the
other five voted "no"—and Beach
still remains without an auditor.
The officers of the Golden Val
ley Farmers Co-Operative com
pany will hold a farmers elevator
meeting on Saturday evening, at
Carlyle to consider the .proposi
tion of building a co-operative
elevator at that point. All farm
ers interested are requested to be
Services Sunday evening Oct.
at 7:30.
1 I
J. Theo. Bursett, Pastor.
The Chronicle Printing Company, Inc., Beach, N. Dak.
I I. W. Brinton Beach. N. Dak.
H. W. Peek Los Angeles, Cal.
J. W- Brinton Beach, N. Dak.
P. C. Erickson Beach, N. Dak.
J. R. Smith (Estate) Beach, N. Dak.
J. M. Still Beach, N. Dak
John Bloomstrom Beach, N. Dak.
L. E. Curl Beach, N. Dak.
Conrad Falker Beach. N. Dak.
James McGrath Beach, N. Dak
J. C. Westergaard Alpha, N. Dak
Frank H. Haigh Carlyle, Mont.
R. O. Tangen Beach, N. Dak.
H. J. Wojohn Beach, N. Dak.
George Oech Beach, N. Dak.
M. K. Bowen Carlyle, Mont.
Anton Rising Beach. N. Dak.
C. G. Huffman Carlyle, Mont.
Chas. Woodsend Williams, N. Dak.
George Schweighert '. Burkey, N. Dak.
D. R. Offley Williams, N. Dak.
I. J. Corliss Sentinel Butte, N. Dak.
Albert Schouboe Beach, N. Dak
John H. Haigh Pickett, Wis.
W. S. Davis Beach, N. Dak.
Louis Raisler Beach, N. Dak.
J. W. Hubble Beach, N. Dak
Thos. Krcma Beach, N. Dak.
E. W. Johnson Beach, N- Dak.
E. O. Johnson Beach, N. Dak.
C. J. Strum Beach, N. Dak.
C. J. Haijsman Beach, N- Dak.
Oscar Bast Beach, N. Dak.
Known bondholders, mortgages, and other security hold
ers, holding 1 per cent or more of total amount of bonds,
mortgages, or other securities: None.
J. W. BRINTON, Editor.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of October,
(SEAL B. T. PIESIK. Notary Public, N. D-
Eight Pages
zens Subscribe
for Policeman
Action of City Conucil in Refus
ing to Recognize Needs of Pol
icemen Repudiated by Citi
zens Who Subscribe Money
For Night Watchman.
At a 'meeting of the citizens of
Beach last week called for the
purpose of considering the coun
ty seat campaign, the question of
the needs of
night watchman
was brought up and all present
expressed themselvf3 strongly in
favor of police protection, espe
cially during the night, ard a sub
scription paper was circulated
pledging monev to hire a private
-atchman until such time as the
rity council would act- Those
who took part in this step were
practically all supporters of the
anti-Brinton alderman and it is a
case of the council being repud
iated by their own friends.
We understand that about $50
was pledged to be paid monthly
and the friends of the alderman
who circulated the petition have
employed M. J. Moran as their
private policeman, he having been
sworn in as deputy sheriff by
Sheriff Madison.
The city council some tihie ago
in order to prevent the mayor
from appointing police officers
passed a resolution against t|ie
employment of a night watchman
and in their determination to op
pose the mayor have "stood pat"
upon this resolution until absol
ute necessity has forced their
own friends to repudiate their of
ficial action.
The Memorable tour of Mrs.
Antoinette Funk of Chicago
through North Dakota in the in
terests of woman suffrage came
to a close at Minot last Sunday.
Very fortunate indeed were the
towns privileged to hear her. Mrs.
Funk is sometihies spoken of as
the most afcje lawyer in the Unit
ed States. She was raised in a
legal atmosphere and as a child
spent almost as many hours in
th* court room as she did in the
school room.
She became interested in suff
rage several years ago and was
appealed to by the women of
Illinois during their campaign at
Springfield for the present suff
rage act. She won the leaders in
both the republican and demo
cratic sides and, more than any
other person, made it possible
for the advocates of wcMian suff
rage to declare on the floor that
this was a non partisian measure.
simple, shrewd, unassuming
little woman, Mrs. Funk combines
pretty nearly all the qualities
which make for success with pub
lic audiences. She understands
politics thoroughly and .what
more unusual, she seem? to un
derstand politicians ns veil. Mrs.
Funk is the mother of vo trrown
daughters of whom she is very
prcud- Both the "iris have made
their maiden speeches
of woman suffrage.
A series of evanglistic meet
ings will be held in the U. B.
church of Beach begining the eve
ning of October 28th, conducted
by Evangelist Dr- S. E. Long, of
Decatur. 111., assisted by a pro
fessional singing evangelist. Bis
hop Pent of Indianapolis, Ind.,
will also be present part of the
time. Ministers and lay workers
of the conference will be in at
tendance. Thi3 meeting, planned
on such a large scale, and sup
ported as it will be, should result
in the greatest religious awaken
ing ever experienced in this
An invitation is extended to all
people, irrespective of
affiliation, to attend and
assist in these services.
Vote for
S S I E L. I N S E
Candidate for
County Supt. of Schools
Golden Valley County
Tuesday Nov. 3,» 1914
I desire your vote

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