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All Home Print Frost's Hearing Next May •Advance Editor Held Before Grand Jury Which Will De cide Whether Or Not He Mutt Stand Trial For Sending Beach Advance Through the Mails. Federal Court convened at Bismarck Tuesday of this week and a large number of criminal and civil cases are being tried the most important of which will be the case against the publishers of Jim Jam Jems. The case against James Frost, of the Beach Advance, for send ing defamatory and indecent mat ter through the mails will not come up at this term. His case is reported scheduled for next May when he will have to appear "before the grand jury which sits just prior to the Federal Court. At the time of Frost's arrest the Chronicle man was not in the city but it was reported about town that he was placed under a $10, 000 bond, and the Chronicle aft 9»r writing up the news item gave this information out, not being •able to get the facts, as the U. S. marshal had left town then. Since that time John Jepson, one of the heavy stockholders in signed it. In justice to Mr. Jep son, who says he stands respons ible for Mr. Frost's utterances, *we make this mention. However, "the amount of the bond is not the question which will be decided by the grand jury and the Federal court, as it is not a crime to sign a $10,000 bond nor a $500 bond, but is a crime to send indecent, lewd, libelous and defamatory matter through the mails. This is the charge upon which Mr. Jep- proper time comes. The Chronicle makes this state ment to set aside the impression created by John Jepson that he was being held to answer in the Federal Court for signing Frost's bond in the sum of $10,000 in stead of $500. As we said be fore that is not a crime. Every man has aright to sign a bond for arrested by the attorney general for runing a disorderly house in Beach when the Advance owners were conducting the official af fairs of the city. Don't overlook the want ad columns of the Chronicle. You may find just what you want of fered therein. Another Appointee Offered Council J. W. McNeice Appointed By Mayor as Chief of Police and Street Commissioner—Laid On Table. J. W. McNeice was appointed as chief of police and street com missioner by Mayor Brinton at a council meeting last evening and, although his confirmation was laid on the table it seems certain that he will be accepted. When the appointment was of fered Alderman Jepson moved to reject on ground that he was no improvement over the previous appointment, but there was no second to the motion and later •Mr. Jepson withdrew it, when Mark Lovell moved to lay the confirmation on the table, with the understanding that it would be confirmed provided Mr. Mc Neice would serve for $80.00 per month, or $20 per month less than the amount paid hereto fore. Mr. Lovell then offered an or dinance and same was placed on its first reading, amending the or dinance providing for chief of police's salary and reducing same from $100 to $80. A bill was presented by M. A. Egan for nearly $300 for office Tent, stamps, stationery, etc while lie was city auditor and the same was referred to the finance com imittee. Other business was transacted •and the council adjourned to meet again tomorrow night. Jury Convicts Doctor Hunter And Bismarck Publication Is Vin dicated by the Findings of the Jurymen. The conviction of Doctor Chas. Hunter of Mineapolis, on a charge of Manslaughter, will be of inter est to the people of North Dako ta as well as of the entire North west. It is nearly three years ago since Jim Jam Jems, published at When Jim Jam Jems charged Hunter with criminal practice the appearance of the little magazine —then in its infancy—caused a I the Advance and a strong admir er and supporter of Mr. Frost,j furore in Minneapolis. The! every state bank desiring to avail has made a statement in which he Board of Regents of the Univer- itself of the privileges herein pro says the bond was only $500. He' sity and the Board of Censors of vided are hereby created and de ought to know as he says he the Medical Society demanded of! clared to be agencies of the Treas- fson's editor is being held to an-J his practice of performing abor- priated among the several states, swer to the Federal authorities. Hons. In this last case, where! according to the agricultural pop The bond is only a guarantee that Lena Kummers died as a result of ulation, importance of the agri he will appear in court when the a criminal operation, Jim Jam .cultural productions of each another, just as did the Advance' ness was found and on the stand the provisions of this act shall ex editor when he signed the bond of testified that Frank D. Larrabee, ecute a promissory note due in 1 0 Lillian Riley after she had been chief counsel for Doctor Hunter, years, bearing interest at the rate had attempted to bribe him. The of 5 per cent per annum, interest defense attempted to show that payable annually, which interest while the girl had been under! shall be evidenced by 1 0 coupon Owing to the standing and prominence of Doctor Hunter, lim Jam Jems was severely cen sured by Minneapolis people gen erally who believed that the mag azine was in error, but the events of the past two years have proved conclusively that Clark was right in his charges and the conviction if Doctor Hunter is a complete vindication for Jim Jam Jems as far as the Hunter case •erned. Bismarck, March 16.—Secre tary of State Tom Hall and his deputy, John Andrews, are busy folks these days. It is expected that the popular edition of the 1915 session laws will be ready within a week. This addition is being prepar ed by Fred Knight, and the printing is being done at his plant in Fargo. The edition will be sold through the auditor of the several counties and the price will be fifty cents. The work connected with the preparation of the book is prac tically completed so far as the secretary of state's office is con cerned. A good sized force has been busy ever since the legisla tion adjourned rushing the work. It is a big task to get the edi tion ready, entailing a very care ful reading and camparision of the printer's copy with the en grossed bills as signed by the \*i Bismarck, startled Minneapolis farm credits. Said bureau shall with an exposure of Doctor Hun ter, who was then at the very top of the medical profession. He held the principal chair in the School of Medicine at the Uni versity of Minnesota, and had been active as an instructor for nearly 25 years in fact, Doctor Hunter was one of the founders of the College of Medicine at the Minnesota University. He was also a prominent member of the Hennepin County Medical society and having practiced his profes sion in the city of Minneapolis for more than thirty years was con sidered an ethical and skilled physician. Sam H. Clark, editor of Jim Jam ury Department for the purpose Jems, that he appear before them of receiving from and produce his evidence of Hun- notes and mortgages securing ter's guilt. This Clark did with same, advancing the moneys to the result that Doctor Hunter was the said mortgagors, and trans ousted from the Medical Society mitting said notes and mortgages and also from the University fac- to the bureau of farm credits and ulty- receiving in return therefor the From time to time Jim Jam amount advanced to the mortga Jems has kept Doctor Hunter be-' gor by the said bureau. fore the public eve, it being the That it shall be the duty of the charge of the Bismarck publica- Secretary of the Treasury to ap Hon that Hunter was continuing portion the sum hereby appro- Doctor Hunters care, another! notes attached to said principal physician from St. Paul had note, and which coupons shall al slipped in and performed the So abortion, and that Hunter in good, per faith certified that the girl had died from pneumonia. This the ory fell flat, however, and the jury was not long in bringing in a verdict of guilty. is con- New Session Laws to Be Ready Soon ^...'tK & VOLUME XI PUBLISHED AT BEACH, GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1915 Passed the Senate That there is hereby created in the Treasury Department a bur eau to be known as the bureau of be presided over by an officer who shall be designated commissioner of farm credits. The Secretary of the Treasury shall provide for suf ficient clerical force to perform the duties of said bureau. That there is thereby appropri ated and set aside for the use of said bureau, in the manner here inafter provided, the sum of $ 10, 000,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary. Jems representatives were on the! State, and percentage of agricul job and gathered the evidence up-| tural lands incumbered by mort on which Doctor Hunter now or trust deeds, and pay for such stands convicted. The trial was notes and mortgages as may be a sensational one when the case! presented to the extent of the was called the principal witness amount apportioned to any State, -or the state could not be found That any owner of agricultural Clark was called to Minneapolis lands within the United States, and remained there during the who is living upon and farming entire week of the trial the wit- such lands, desiring a loan under That the said sum so provided shall be used for the purpose of purchasing notes secured by first mortgages on agricultural lands, as hereinafter provided, for sta- bear interest at the rate of 5 Cent per annum from the date of maturity until paid, payable annually. Said note shall also provide that the principal may be paid on any interest-paying day after the expiration of five years. Said note shall be secured by a first mortgage upon the lands so farmed by the owner, and execut ed and recorded in the manner provided by the laws of the State in which the land is situated for the execution and recording of mortgages on real estate. Such mortgage shall be accompanied by an application for a loan, which application shall recite the purpose for which the loan is de sired, the market value of the land, the value at which it was last assessed for taxation, the val and kind of buildings thereon, the number of acres under culti vation, the character and quality of the soil, the number of acres -apable of being cultivated, and such other information as may be required by the rules of the said bureau. Said application ?hall governor- Then the laws must be classified, indexed and ar ranged according to subject mat ter. The work is all completed ex cept the reading of the proof which will be finished, according to Deputy John Andrews, by Wednesday night of this week. Read the farm sale ads in this Issue of the Chronicle. ./ 3 1 1 1 A Newspaper that Causes Comment in a Town that is Talked The McCumber Rural Credit Bill tionery and clerical expenses, and ing whether the title is perfect in such other expenses as may be in cident to the business of said bur eau. That every national bank and and application shall also be ac companied by an abstract of title duly certified by an abstract com pany, the register of deeds, or other officer authorized by the laws of the state to make and cer tify abstracts of lands, which ab stract shall show no other mort gages, judgments, delinquent tax es, or other liens of any character against the said lands, unless the purpose of the loan is to secure money to cancel such liens. Said owner shall then present to any national bank or State bank ac cepting the provisions of this act the said loan papers. The said abstract and papers shall be care fully examined by the president, cashier, or other officer of the bank for the purpose of ascertain- have attached thereto or made as such mortgages to the extent of a part thereof an affidavit signed by the owner and at least two neighbors who are thoroughly ac quainted with land values in the vicinity, stating the market value of such lands and the market val ue of the particular lands to be mortgaged. Said note, mortgage, he mortgagor, whether the land is affected by any liens, who shall certify the result of his examina tion of the abstract, and who shall further certify what in his opin ion and judgment is the actual cash selling price of the land. And no mortgage shall be accept ed for a greater amount than one- mortgagors half of the value of such lands, in- That whenever the bureau of farm credits shall have received $1,000,000 it shall issue bonds in the name of the United States, payable in 20 years and bearing 4'/2 oer cent interest, payable an nually, wit hthe privilege and op tion of the said bureau to pay the principal at the expiration of 10 years. Said bonds shall be issued McCumber Goes Up in Airship About Killed in House in denomination from $100 to $500 each, and the said commis sioner of farm credits shall sell the said bonds for the face value thereof to any person applying therefor, preference being given to those desiring small invest ments. Said bonds shall not be subject to taxation by the United States, a State, or municipality. All moneys received by the said commissioner in the sale of bonds nd the principal and all interest paid on said mortgages shall be covered into the said fund of $1 0,000,000 and used in the pay ment of mortgages as they may be presented, the expenses of the bureau, the interest on bonds, and payment thereof at maturity. eluding improvements nor in any prior to the time such lands could event to an amount exceeding, be sold for delinquent taxes. Up one half of the actual market val-1 on his failure to do so, or to pay ue thereof. The said bank may any other lien that may attach to charge the borrower for its ser- said lands and become superior vices in examining papers and ab- to said mortgage, the commission stract and in forwarding the pap That all mortgages shall run to the commissioner of farm credits, and said commissioner shall have all the rights and authority of a mortgagee under the laws of the State wherein such mortgage is executed. 1 San Diego, March 1 5.—Unit- States aviation army and mili ed States Senator McCumber of tary. the Senate naval affairs commit-) ——1—— tee and Representatives Britten of Atty. C- L. Waldron was at Illinois and Gordon of Ohio of Sentinel Butte on the house committees of naval. business yesterday. That all taxes of every kind levied by a State or municipality which may become a lien piior to said mortgagor shall be paid by the mortgagor at least 30 days cr ers to the bureau of farm credits mortgage shall stand as security a sum not exceeding 1 per cent of for such sums so paid and interest the amount of the mortgage. No| thereon at 8 per cent per annum, mortgage shall be less than $300 And said mortgage shall further nor more than $10,000 to one person or company and shall be in multiples of $100. The said notes and n*ir, igages shall not be ior liens, as aforesaid, the corn dated at the time they are execut ed and presented to the bank. The said bank shall forward all the said papers to the said bureau of farm credits, which bureau shall examine the abstract, note, mortgage, and application, and if said abstract shows the land to be clear or to have no liens of great er amount than the amount desir ed to be loaned, and all papers properly executed, it shall remit to the bank forwarding the pap ers the amount of the loan and shall date the notes and mortgage the date on which the remittance is made, from which date interest shall begin to accrue and all cou pons shall be dated to correspond with the date affixed to the prin cipal instrument and said bureau shall return with the remittance the abstract of title. Upon receipt of the said abstract of title by the bank, said bank shall require the abstract to be continued up to date of payment by said bank to the borrower, and if said abstract after being continued shows the land clear the bank shall indorse over to the borrower the remit tance made by the bureau of farm credits- If there are any liens up on the land, the bank, out of the remittance, shall first pay ahd have cancelled such liens and pay the balance to the borrower. The bank shall be held responsible for any negligence in the perform ance of its duties as agent of said bureau. The principal and all in terest coupons shall be payable at the bank where and through which the loan is negotated and remitted by said bank to said bur eau. may pay the same and the provide that in default of the payment of any interest or the nayment of taxes, or other super missioner may foreclose the prem ies pursuant to the laws of the State in which the land is situated. All papers necessary for the fore closure proceedings shall be pre pared and premiums foreclosed by the proper law officer of the bureau. In lieu of foreclosure the commissioner may sell the mort gage to any person desiring to purchase the sarrte, without re course and the money so received ~hall be covered into the said fund. Upon foreclosure the said commissioner may transfer and assign the certificate of sale to any purchaser, and after the period of redemptipn has expired may sell the lands. And any sum receiv ed therefor shall in like manner be covered into said fund- That it is the purpose of this act not only to secure and facili tate borrowing upon agricultural lands at a reasonable rate of in terest, but also to afford a means for those who desire a safe invest ment, and so long as the said bur eau shall be able to dispose of bonds at par it shall accept mort gages presented to any extent above the $10,000,000 hereby appropriated. That said bonds shall be nego tiable in form and transferable by endorsement, and may be bought and sold for Federal reserve banks under the provisions of sections 1 3 and 14 of the Federal reserve act, approved December 23, 1913, and may also be re ceived as colloteral for the issue of Federal reserve notes under the provisions of section 1 6 of said act. That the word "mortgage" shall be construed to include deeds of trust or any other instru ments of security on agricultural lands. That the Secretary of the Treas ury shall make all needful rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this act. That this act shall take effect from and after its passage and approval. and army affairs, respectively, made extensive aeroplane fights at the army eviation station on North Island. The flights were arranged to interest congressmen in the developement of the Unit- State Historical Society Crawford Decides Against Smith Dickinson Judge Left Decision With Attorney Burnett Be fore Leaving For California— Says Smith Entitled to No Pay as "Chief of Police." Before leaving for California some time ago Judge Crawford left his decision in the Smith vs. City of Beach case with Atty. Bur nett and the same has been for warded to the clerk of court's of fice of Golden Valley county. Under the decision Smith is given $ 100 for his services from the 2nd day of April to the 10th day of May on the ground that mith was not rejected by the city council until the latter day. But this is an error on the at torneys' or the judge's part, as Smith was rejected by the coun cil at its first meeting in April, on the 21st or 22nd, so under this finding of law as given by Judge Crawford Mr. Smith is not en titled to any compensation at all. The judge bases his decision on the question of whether or not Mr. Smith was chief of police and not upon the question of special policeman's services under which Mr. Smith and his attorney brot action. The judge holds that Police man Bennett is not entitled to any pay for the reason that he was appointed bv Smith as chief of police, and this too shows a mis take on the part of the attorneys or the judge as Mr. Bennett was appointed by the mayor in writ ing. The decision of Judge Craw- ford is a complete victory for the city aldermen who opposed Smith and the mayor and under its findings Mr. Smith is not en titled to any salary at all. Following is the court's find ings as given to Attorney Burnett, who was employed to represent 'he aldermen in the case: The above entitled action com ing on to be heard before the court on the 6lh day of Novem ber 1914, at chambers in the City ot Dickinson, North Dakota, Plaintiff appearing in person and by his attorney, Jerome Parks, t.nd the Defendant being repre sented by its attorneys, C. H. Waldron and W. F. Burnett and said action having been submit ted on an agreed statement of facts and certified copies of cer tain proceedings of the City Council of the City of Beach and on testimony offered, and the Court having heard and consider ed the same and the arguments of counsel, makes the following Finding of Fact Continued on page four) Modern Milk Station for Beach Beach will soon have a modern milk station. Albert Schouboe, who is now conducting a big milk business, has let the con tract for a cooling house at his dairy establishment and by the 1 5th of April all milk delivered will be cooled by running water. The building to be used for this purpose will be constructed of brick, a two wall structure with air space between, and cement floor. Running water will be sup plied and fresh milk will be plac ed in the bottles and then al lowed to stand in the running water until all animal heat is removed. This is done before the bottles are sealed which means 'hat the milk will keep many in the hours longer especially Mimmer months. When these improvements are made at the Schouboe dairy es- professional tablishment it will be one of the I best of its kind in the state. Eight Pages 1 1. That the Defendant is a municipal corporation of the County of Golden Valley, North Dakota, and the Court has juris| diction of the parties and the sub ject matter of this action. 2. That on the 22nd day of April, 1914, there was a vacancy in the office of chief of police of the city of Beach and on the 20th day of June, 1914. J- W. Brinton, who at all of said times was the duly qualified and acting mayor of the City of Beach, gave to the Plaintiff a written appointment as chief of police of the city of Beach, and that from the 22 nd Hay of May, 1914, until the 31st day of October, 1914, the plain- NUMBER 19 Put Up Fight For Convention J. R. Waters Puts Beach On the Map at the Woodman Conven tion in Staples, Minn.—Re ceived Second Highest Vote for Convention. J. R. Waters attended the Woodman of the Vl^orld Conven tion at Staples, Minn., last week as a delegate from the Beach Camp and nearly landed the next tri-state convention for Beach. It was a convention of the lodges of Minnesota, South and North Dak ota, and following the regular business and election of officers the matter of selecting a conven tion city for 1916 came up. Various delegates nominated as many towns and Mr. Waters nominated Beach and followed with a very flowery description of ur city. He criticized the delegates from St. Paul and Minneapolis if or steam rolling the convention and grabbing all the offices and then made a talk to give the next convention to a North Dak ota town. It was decided by one ballot and Virgina, Minn., won, receiving 20 votes. Beach second with 16, St. Cloud 1 3 and Lead. S. Dak.. 9 with several other cit ies receiving scattering votes. If a second ballot had been taken Beach would have undoubtedly won out. Doctor Service and E. E. I Pinkham have opened an office in the post office building and are offering lots for sale in the new town of Peace River Crossing, They report a good business dur ing the first few days. They have an ad elsewhere in this is sue. Attorney A. J. Palmer was in tne city Vv dnesoay on his way jiiuin Sentinel Butte t& Holiday, v. here he interested in the mer cantile business with His broiher. Grant- Attorney Palmer will open an office and practice law at this hustling town on the branch line. He had a good practice worked up at Sentinel Butte ar.d hated to leave, but considered it much bet ter for his interests to be where he had his investments.—Dickin son Pres. P• H- Lee moved his stock of drugs into the corner business room of the Norred hotel build ing this week. Although there is still some work to be done to the interior of the room in the way of shelving, etc., Mr. Lee is I retting things fixed up fairly well. I When the remainder of his furni ture and fixtures arrive his store room will be very conveniently and tastefully arranged.—Kill deer Tribune. Local Talent Big Success 1 "More Blunders Than One" Drew a Packed House and Much Applause—Play Weil Presented. The play, "More Blunders Than One," given under the aus pices of the local Knights Columbus at the opera house of on Wednesday evening was a de cided success in every way. The cast was well selected and each played their part well and received strong applause. The opera house was packed when the curtain went up and Martin Egan as Larry Hooligan started the applause and as each character appeared it continued through out the play. Mrs. Pierce Egan as Larry's sweetheart and Adam Farris as I the young aristocrat proved true factors and were really at home on the stage. Katherine Lee, Pierce Egan, R. R. Richards and Miss Inez Mc jiNaughton did equally as well and as a whole the play was de clared to have been well present ed by all who were present. The vocal numbers by Georgia Gray, Les Pire and Harry Burt were strongly applauded and each responded for a second num ber. Miss Kucheman and Mr. Toerey furnished music and aft er the performance played for a dance which was well attended and enjoyed by all.