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1^- & tf: M-'' Vy":'. W:. %. $•••• fe 1 The Editorial Page uvpe s=ertTslb-Re SLFIHT VO0 SEE IFFE TAMOO-A USTTOTFIVEK OF oufc. TACTHERS- T5\K1 TV \CHO(5CH I A A 2 6 1 9 1 5 THE CHRONICLE PRINTING COMPANY (Incorporated) J. W. BRINTON. Editor Entered at the postoffice in Beach Colden Valley County, North Dakota a* second Class mail matter. Subscription price $1.50 ver year in advance. Advertising rates: One to ten inches, 25c per inch to thirty inches 20c per inch 30 inches and up 15c per inch. Special rates on standing advertisements and yearly contracts. N.D.RA. NOTHING TO FIGHT ABOUT From time to time there come from the field of stories of brief truces in which, for a few minutes or hours, the men of the trenches have ceased firing at each other, and have chatted and visited like old friends instead of deadly ene mies. The fact is that these men are not enemies. They do not hate each other. The German soldier does not hate the French soldier. He may think that he hates the French na tion, and the French or English or Russian soldier may have similar feeling. But not one of these men carry hatred or dislike toward the individual. He meets the individuals of other nations on a basis of friendship and equality. He has no grievance against them. His grievance, when he feels that he has one, is aginst some vague entiety which involves a nation. It would be absurd to say that the soldiers, feeling no en mity toward the men against whom they are fighting, fight unwillingly, or that they are driven to battle. There is a na tional pride or feeling of righteousness, which makes men do things in groups and against groups, which they would not willingly do as individuals, and against individuals. But the fact is that in spite of all that has been said of national jeal ousy and racial antagonism, there is little or no individual en mity save as may be developed by the stress of the conflict itself. As a matter of fact there is nothing to fight about. There has never been anything to fight about. And this is true, not only of this war, but of all others that have been fought, and of nearly all disagreements among men. Why then do men disagree and nations make war on each other? Simply because they do not understand each other and do not make proper allowances for the inconsistencies and imperfections of hu manity. Men are selfish, it is true, but they are seldom willfully and conscientiously and deliberately unjust. Men commit njust acts, it is true, but in the vast majority of cases there is a large element of honesty in their behavior, but the most unjust acts usually have an appearance of justice to those ho perform them, and the fact that the wrong estimate of ihem usually the result of the perverted reasoning which is inspired by self interest and stimulated by passion does not change the fact that the estimate is, for the time being, a meas urably sincere and honest one. "Come, let us reason together," is a good old bit of ad vice. To follow it would, in very many cases, remove the possibility of trouble. But there are different ways of reas oning. The man who is angry does not want to be convinc ed that he is wrong. If while he is in that frame of mind, he is brought face to face with arguments which tend to show that he is utterly wrong, he is apt to become more angry still, and to resolve that, right or wrong, he will proceed in the way wherein he had set out. But the reasoning which is sympath etic and tolerant, which is not self-assertive, which carries with it the evidence of a willingness to make concessions, to accomodate, to yield even more than may rightfully be de manded, is the reasoning which carries more than conviction it carries with it the very spirit and essence of friendship and, where real friendship is, war cannot be.—Grand Forks Her ald. BOOST FOR NORTH DAKOTA Commissioner Flint's idea, suggested in a letter to '.he editors of the state, is an excellent one, says the Bismarck Tri bune. Residents of North Dakota who have friends in the east should join in a general letter writing campaign. Com mercial clubs can take the same line of work up effectively and urge people to investigate the excellent opportunities afforded by the state. The newspapers of this state should not end the cam paign of publicity by urging a letter campign, but follow that up by printing something every issue directing attention to the advantages of this state. There is no dearth of material. While other sections of the nation are experiencing depressed conditions, North Dakota is singularly favored. All we have to do is to state the facts to start the trend of settlement this way. Commercial clubs of the state can well cease for a time figuring how to increase the population of the cities. Get MR. HENRY PECK AND HIS FAMILY AFFAIRS K&<s-rtiF\ceMT' bTyocTuee, S "THE HJEU. KNCWRT tAEV/ VOfc ?OBuC war ©olden VDallej) Chronicle MS ME&B VOV see "^•fctfOvJS "T^fKrO Reso^T" "We CeP M\uc" DEAR. \WVj-Q-reE H&ftgTs of- xj the people out on the farms and the cities and towns will take care of themselves. The state is most prosperous that boosts of few large towns, but rather well stocked and well tilled farms. As the rural population increases the cities grow and with their growth come the necessary industries. The place to begin, however, is with the country. Fill the vacant places with happy and prosperous farmers and the commercial clubs of the state will not have to worry about the growth of their cit ies.. Without rural growth there can be no city growth. Commercial clubs too often make a mistake by spend ing energy to build up a city when the surrounding country does not warrant such growth. It is more people on the farms—not in the cities—that is going to make for continued prosperity in North Dakota. THE HIGH TIDE OF EASTER Shadow and sunlight, ebb and flood, mourning and re joicing are not more opposite than the subdued and sorrow ul mood befitting Lent, and the triumphant gladness of Eas ter. As Good Friday in the solemn passing recalls to us the day when the darkness of the cross made the sun ashamed to shine, so Easter Sunday, with a supreme radiance, indi cates the hour that is the coronation of humanity. Jew and Roman combined in the crucifixtion of Him who came to save but they could have had no power against Him had he not willingly offered himself to atone for the sins of the world. 'I am the Good Shepherd," He said, "I lay down My life for the sheep. I have power to lay it down and I have power to take it up again.' No mere man could have made that as sertion. Well might the sun in darkness hide And shut His glories in, When God, the mighty maker, died For man, the creature's sin. THE ASS STILL BRAYING The "crool" war between Editors Frost and Brinton of Beach is still waging. The Allies and the Germans are not in it. Beach is always in the war zone.—Minot Independent. The minot paper is mistaken. It has taken the distant bray of the ass for the war cry of opposing forces. The war in Beach is over, the allies having long since been defeated, crippled and annihilated and no further activities are being conducted by the opposing forces. Perhaps when the war is all over in Europe some unfor tunate ass, alone and deserted, will charge across the one time battle field braying, crazed by the loss of his comrades, still thinking that the war is on and that he is charging the enemy. The bray of an ass cannot be silenced as long as the ass lives. But an ass' bray does not signify war. The Slope County News, which has been in the hands of the Connolly boys for several weeks, shows a marked im provement under the new management. The Connolly boys went into the newspaper business at New England when that town secured a railroad and they have given it a splendid newspaper. When they purchased the Slope County News M. J. moved over into the new county and took charge of their second paper, while J. M. remains at New Englnd. Both the boys are boosters and live wires in the newspaper game Charles Glatt Found Guilty Months in Jail- Medora now has a real newspaper. Since the change in ownership the Herald has been enlarged to a four pages home print, and comes out with a metropolitan looking front page. The new owners are evidently newspaper men of experience. Marmarth is the latest town to adopt the commission form of government. Marmarth has a progressive set of bus iness men and citizens generally, who are always on the out look for better things. Bismarck, March 24.—The jury in the case of United States vs. Charles Gatt, charged with of fering to take money to testify favorably while a witness in the case of United States vs. Marco vitz and Reiter in federal court here a year ago, Saturday night found the defendant guilty as charged in the indictment. Former Beach Merchant Con victed of Offering to Accept Bribe—Sentenced to Six SLOPE FANS PLAN TO FORM A motion for a new trial may be made by the defendant's at torney Glatt is well known in this city, having formerly been in the clothing business here. On Monday Mr. Glatt was sen tenced to six months in the coun ty jail. A NEW LEAGUE Mandan, March 23.—A base ball league including eight cities located on the main line of the Northern Pacific from Glendive, Mont., to Jamestown, is suggest ed here- Such a league was tried in 1912 but failed because of straightened financial conditions of the country. With conditions radicallv different, promotors say it would pay- Man Act Fails at Bismarck Billings County Man and Woman Defeat Mann Act By Becoming Man and Wife—Arrested in Billings County, Married in Glendive. Bismarck, N. D., March 19 The validity of a marriage con tracted in Montana the day after a North Dakota decree of divorce which stipulated the defendant should not marry for six months, was argued in federal court here today. The question arose in a case in which John Hansel was charged with transporting for im moral purposes a Miss Patterson from North Dakota to Montana. The government alleged that Mansel made the trip with Miss Patterson, that Mrs- Hansel then sued for divorce and that a de cree was granted Nov. 2, several months after Hansel had been in dicted for violaton of the Mann ^ict. The decree stipulated that Ve should not marry for six months, but the day after the de cree he married the Patterson woman. The defense protested against the present Mrs. Hansel being forced to testify against her hus band while the government con tended that the marriage was in valid. Judge Booth ruled against the orosecution. holding that the marriage was valid and the wife not a competent witness. Manager Smith of the opera liouse is billing some good attrac tions in the moving picture Dlays. He will soon produce "The Spoil ers" in a nine reel play. This is one of the most popular picture plavs ever thrown upon a theatre curtain. By Gross it-.' iTOCKSTILL and SCHUETT POST- office at Wibaux, Dawson Co. Montana KS9I Range ilemdive Creek Brand on Left Riba. TWO ROOM house for rent in south part of town good water. Inquire ot Mr*. L. W. Richards. tf COAL delivered to Beach from the Jordan mine for $3.00 per ton, while the roads are good. See Carl Jordan, phone, State 73. tf. Chas. Erdman, taxidermist, mountng of all kinds true to life, standard methods, work guaran teed- Se me your next speci men at r.ocky FOR SALE: Owing to the fact that it will cost me too much to fence two kinds of chickens, I will sell my flock of Silver Laced Hambergs famous for their large egg production.—M. O. Malmin, a on 1 0 3 it POSITION WANTED: Mar ried couple, no children, want position on farm fully experienc ed. For information call at J. J. Bartley's, Beach.—P. Stroby. Residence Property for sale or rent. Inquire of C. J. Strum. Phone 72. tf. Horse for sale—Goodridge -Call Lumber Co. FOR SALE: Swellest little cot tage in Beach garden, trees and good water. Inquire of M. W. Power. tf. Peace River Crossing Office: Post Office Building, Beach Humor and Comment -6JW» Butte- tf Peace River Crossing—the coming city in Northern Al berta where eight railroads are chartered to connect 600 miles of Navigable river. 2,000 men have been working on these lines all winter and now have completed the steel to a point within 20 miles of Peace River Crossing. Traffic is heavy, as many as 200 passengers leaving Edmonton in one day. There are now 1500 people and it will reach 60,000. Lots are now selling for $150. Get in on the ground floor and make some money with a small investment. Call at our office and see the maps and let us tell you all about it. Service&E.E. Pinkham ffeUU,, CHRONICLE WANTS 4 l^NK GOH "THftoOG-rt AHOjifeR MlCt VWeK £crs -t|ofl£ "tfeWTUlC-** FOR SALE: Seed corn, Rust lers White Dent $2.00 per bushel. Inquire of D. J. Steiner. 19-21. THREE ROOM COTTAGE to trade for automobile.—Geo. R. Irving. tf. FOR SALE: Four Bushels of -lfalfa seed, Black Hill variety 25c per pound complies with state seed law.—R. J. Steihl, Beach. p20-2l FOR SALE: Saddle mare in foal can be seen at Brown's liv ery barn. Inquire of A. J. Evans at Square Deal restaurant- 11 MARQUIS WHEAT for seed 2600 bushels for sale will deliver at my farm southeast of Beach.—T. A. Burns p20-2t FOR SALE—The old Hub Restaurant, pool hall. Inquire at Bailer's, 19-22. 'BELFIELD TIMES" FOR SALE $1,000 down takes the plant balance on very easy terms. Do* ing business of $400 to $500 a month. Belfield is a good live 'own with large territory. For par dculars call at Chronicle office oi address Times. Belfield N. Dak. For Sale or Rent—The Square Deal Restaurant and bakery in Beach. Phone Maple 71, or ad dress E. Brown, Sentinel Butte. For sale: Home grown straw berry plants. Senator Dunlap and other varieties $1.00 per 100 at Beach, 3 blocks west of 1st National Bank. Christ Larson, the painter. tf t.