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Train Crashes
Into Freight
Sterling* N. D., Scene of Fatal
Northern Pacific Accident
No. 7 Had Orders to Make
Siding Brakes Failed, is
the Report.
Mandan, Oct. 20.—Engin
eei John Wantland of James
Aown is dead four persons are
in the Bismarck hospitals in
jured, probably fatally, and 21
others were seriously injured
this afternoon as the result of
a head-on collision between
Northern Pacific train No. 7,
"westbound, and a through
freight. The wreck occurred
sear Sterling.
Brakes Fail to Work.
The passenger train had or
ders to take the siding, but ac
cording to several members of
the crew, the air brakes failed
to work The freight with a
large chain of cars, was stand
ing on the main line when
the passenger hit it. None of
)the freight crew was injured.
Engineer Hurled 80 Feet.
Engineer Wentland was
liurled a distance of 80 feet
4ay the impact, sustaining a
tsroken back. He died within
five minutes' time. Fireman
Farstag sustained a broken
Engines Telescoped.
The engines were telescop*
ed. Conductor Peter Del
more of Fargo was seriously
injured by being cut about the
Itead and back. Mrs. J. L.
Sinclair of Jamestown, a pas
senger, was terribly cut about
the face and may be disfigured
for life.
Well Known Here.
Passenger train No. 7 of the
Northern Pacific which collid'
«d with a freight near Sterling
left farpo at 7:50 a .m. on
time. Conductor Peter F.
Deknore of this city was in
charge and is reported among
the list of injured. Engineer
Wentland, who was killed, is
well known in railroad circles.
New York, Oct. 20.—Lord
Reading's announcement that
he would soon seek a huge al
lied loan, caused a sensation
an financial circles today. This
would make a second loan in
two months. The expenditure
•of a million dollars by the al
lies necessitates much red
tape. All the allied powers
laave representatives sitting on
a committee at London, which
must sanction every purchase
iefore a payment can be made
London, Oct. 20.—Sir Lio
nel Carden, who was British
minister to Mexico from 1913
until August, 1914, when he
was forced to leave Mexico
City by Carranza after the ov
erthrow of President Huerta,
died in London.
**00-y! MyCorn-n!"
H-m, Ute 'Bets-It'
Tbn You'll Have Ho Corns to Bampl
Your Com Will Come "Clean
Oft" Quick!
you ever see a corn peel off
after you've used "Gets-It" on ltt
Well, it's a moving-picture for your
JUei And jrou hardly do thing to It,
**8ore Corn Bump*
Vnt a little "Gets-Ifon. it dries at once.
There's nothing to stick. Put shoes
and stockings on right over it. No
fain,noloss 48 hours—corns gone "Gets
t" never hurts tlin true flesh, never makes
toes sore. If you have tried
Potash, Perlmutter
and Others
[Copyright. The Frank A. Munwy Co.]
HEX Jakle Feinberg, at the
age of thirteen, attained his
religious majority, bis fa
ther deemed it high time
that he should pay for bis board and
lodging heme Jakle was withdrawn
from the Mangin Street school and
instructed to seek a job. It proved to
be an elusive matter, and every even
ing he returned to his father's home
behind the delicatessen store on East
Houston street with the seal of nn
success on his chubby face.
"Veil?" his father interrogated. Sor
rowfully Jakie shook his head.
"Vodt for a sebmardt boy are you?"
his father commented, and Jakie chok
ed down the herring and potato which
formed his evening meal, while his
tears seasoned anew the pungent
By the dawn of the fourth week
Jakie had roamed the financial dis
trict over and canvassed every office
in the skyscrapers of the neighbor
hood. "Ain't yer got narten for a
young feller ter do?" was the burden
of his inquiry, aud a curt negative was
the only answer.
At length he chanced upon the head
quarters of the chocolate trust in the
Algonquin building. The boy in the
outer room was asleep with his head
on the desk, and Jakie deemed it best
not to disturb him. He tiptoed into
another office, where a stenographer
sat at her machine, plunged in the
concluding chapters of a romantic nov
el. Thence he passed into a third
room, in which an executive meeting
was being held. Gathered around a
long table were six directors whom
Mr. Branscomb, the second vice presi
dent, was addressing with impassioned
"It is an outrage." he declared, "that
these duties should have been levied
on manufactured chocolate. The goods
were raw material, as appears by the
statements which 1 have here." He
paused to rummage among the papers
on the table just as Jakie opened the
door. "Boy." be said sharply, "tell
Miss Doty to give you those customs
Mr. Branscomb was totally wrapped
np in bis argument and had no eyes
for the identification of office boys,
while the faculty of obedience was
strong in Jakie. He turned on bis beel
without a word.
"Miss Doty," be cried, "dey want
dem customs statements."
Mechanically and wltbout lifting her
glance from the absorbing page she
banded Jakie some yellow sheets of
paper, which he delivered forthwith to
Mr. Branscomb. In the meantime an
other matter had been mooted, and
Jakie stood with the papers in his
hands for some moments, until there
was a lull in the general conversation.
"Go over to 200 Exchange place."
said one of the directors, "and ask Mr.
Eckhardt if he will be good enough to
step around for a few moments."
Jakle laid the statements on the
desk and was off In a flash. He re
turned a few minutes later, before the
legitimate Incumbent whose duties he
bad usurped bad awakened from bis
nap. and repaired Immediately to the
directors' room.
"He ain't in. sir," he announced.
Miss Doty, who had concluded the last
exciting chapter of her novel, follow-
6 Sfit)0
•Leflflo,' Jakle erledi
almost every-
-thing else for corns, you will be much
•lore surprised to see how quickly and
•sally your corn*) nnd calluses will come
Sight off with "Gets-It." Quit limping
wrinkling up your face with corn
wrinkles. Try "(iets-It" tonight on thnt
corn, callus, wart or bunion, and you'll
fee glad you read this.
"Gets-It" is sold by all druggists,
tSc a bottle, or sent direct ny
lawrence A Co.,
Sold in Beach and recommended as
the world's lest corn remedy by RICK
"I'm welkin'
ed him Into the room and arrived in
time to bear him deliver bis message.
"All right," Mr. Branscomb said
'get Henry Carr on the phone."
Miss Doty preceded bim from the
room, and as soon as he crossed the
threshold she clutched blm by the
"What are you doing here?" she
"Leggo." Jakle cried "I'm woikin'
"Since when
"De big guy gimme de Job," be re
she continued. "Mr.
"Teh," said Jakle. "Mr. Branscomb.
Dat's de wan."
"When did all this happen?" Miss
Doty Insisted.
"Just now!" Jakie cried, and in the
midst of a further colloquy Mr. Brans
comb burst out of the directors' room.
"Well." he demanded, "why don'tyou
get Xlr. Carr on the wire?" Miss Doty
rushed to obey tier employer, who held
•ut 50 cents to Jakie
"Go downstairs and get me three
cigars." be said. "Tell the man they're
for me. He'll know."
Jakie took the money and descended
to the lower hall.
"Gimme free seegars for Mr. Brans
comb." be said to the man behind the
counter. Tle tobacconist handed him
three c-i^ars with elaborate gold bands
and pocketed the fifty cent piece which
Jakie placed on top of the showcase.
Jakie held the cigars gingerly In his
left hand, but made no movement to
ward leaving.
"What are you waiting for?" the
man asked.
Jakie laughed raucously. "Say," he
said, "wot yer tryiu' ter do, kid me?
Don't I get no change?"
"You certainly do not," the salesman
replied emphatically.
"G'wan. 1 give yer half a dollar,
didnt 1?" Jakie rejoined. "Seegars
don't cost t'ree for 50 cents."
"These do," said the salesman.
"C'marn. now," Jakle coaxed.
^Coogh up dat t'lrty-five cents. It
ain't mine, honest. It belongs ter de
The cigar man came suddenly from
behind the counter. "You get right out
of this." be cried, "or I'll fan your
Jakie ran op the hall. "Aw right fer
youse. yer fat slob!" be cried. "I'll
tell Mr. Bransoomb on yer."
"Here, what's all this about?" said
a voice at ills elbow. It was Mr. Brans
comb himself wbo spoke.
Jakie turned quickly. "Here's yer
seegars. Mr. Branscomb," he said, "an'
dat big stuff dene is try in" ter hold out
t'irty-flve cents on yer."
"They're the usual kind," the sales
man protested, "and there Isn't any
"Why, of course not." Mr: Brans
comb replied. "And say. young man.
what are you doing around my office
Jakie stared at his new employer In
grieved astonishment. "Why," be gasp
ed, "I'm woikin' for youse. Mr. Brans
comb, ain't 1?"
"Are your* Mr. Branscomb com
mented dryly. "And pray who hired
This was too much for Jakle. wbo
saw bis new job melting into thin air,
and be gulped once or twice in an ef
fort to stem the gathering tears.
Mr. Branscomb placed bis arm
around the lad's shoulders. "Let's go
upstairs." he said, "and talk It over."'
They entered the elevator and repair
ed once more to the executive offices
of the National Chocolate and Cocoa
company. Miss Doty and the legiti
mate incumbent both disclaimed
knowledge as to the time or manner
of Jakie's advent and after a rigid eX'
amlnation Into his antecedents he
found himself employed as assistant
office boy at the generous stipend of
S4 a week.
When Jakie returned to his delicates
sen home that evening bis face was
wreathed In so wide a smile that the
elder Feinberg stopped midway in the
slicing of a smoked tongue. "Might
you got a job?" his father and mother
inquired with one voice. Jakle nodded
"Mommer," cried the elder Feinberg,
seizing link by link a chain of frank
furters. "you should fry sahm wurst
for de boy's suppaire." And be cut off
the last two sausages with a blow of
his knife that blended pride- and gen
erosity In one eloquent sweep.
Undoubtedly Miss Doty constituted
her own Ideal of a well dressed wom
an. Everything about her person be
tokened a superlative taste, from the
broad bows on her shoes to tbe last
undulation of her pompadour, which
was a wonder of size and construction.
Moreover, she demanded and received
from every adjacent masculine eye tbe
attention that a judicious use of the
rouge pot and powder puff will attract
Now, there was just enough Irish in
James Walsh, tbe legitimate incum
bent—his mother was Wlcklow and his
father Red Kerry—to give him a cer
tain way- with tbe ladies, and he made
5 cents' worth of milk chocolate go
the length of a pound of candy with
Miss Doty. Besides. Jimmie was old
for Jilg age, and his age was old for
his Job. -i
But Jakle represented a long line of
ancestry whose interest In womankind
was purely academic, and in form a
disposition to discuss in the abstract
the Talmudicul and Mosaic laws of
marriage and- divorce, if be specu
lated at all on her raiment it was as
to its cost, not Its beauty, and hen
pompadour passed him by unnoticed.
As for milk chocolate, his weekly al
lowance of 15 cents forbade such ex
travagance tven bad tbe thought of
them occurred to him.
This at least was the situation dur
ing the first few weeks of Jakie's em
ployment His duties were neither ar
duous nor exacting, and he performed
them all and most of James Walsh's
cheerfully and promptly. In fact, aft
er Jakie's advent there was little for
the office boy in chief to do but flirt
with Miss Doty nnd sleep, for which
be bad an insatiable appetite.
One afternoon Jakie returned from
bis lunch to find Miss Doty In the
arms of the sixteen-year-old James
Walsh. There was but one construc
tion to be placed on tbe matter, and
Jakle saw his duty clear. He walked
boldly up to the abashed couple.
"I congradulate youse bote." be said
To buy wisely and well read the ads in the
Golden Valley Chronicle]
before you do your shopping
gravely and proffered his hand to Mlaa
Doty. Marrying and giving in mar- I
riage. la so common an occurrence on
the east side that the proper phrase
rose blithely to Jakie's lips. Besides,
be knew the symptoms, for on sum
mer nights the tenement stoops of
Mangin street are crowded with just
such scenes, ever greeted with. "I c«m
gcachilate youse bote." and concluding
with a large wedding in a public ball.
The conventional reply of tbe engag
ed couple Is a blushing thanks, pro
nounced "t'enks." tut in this case,
while Miss Doty supplied the blush.
James Walsh emitted the reply, and
it was far from conventional.
"Yer dirty, sneakin' kike." he growl
ed. "come outside and I'll knock yer
block awff!"
He was a good twenty pounds
heavier than Jakle and head and shoul
ders taller, but as he grabbed Jakie
by the shoulders and violently pro
pelled him into the hall nothing re
mained to the latter but to defend him
self. Then it was that his training at
the Neighborhood club on Wiilett street
stood him In good stead.
No doubt It was James Walsh's In
tention to end the matter in one ter
rific onslaught, for the blows be aimed
at Jakle in force and number were
sufficient to have reduced him to the
Jakie Brought the Conflict to an Ab
rupt Close.
consistency of beef extract Bat Jakle
avoided them all He sidestepped and
clinched like a veteran and in tbe
breakaway managed to plant one or
two short arm jabs wbere they would
do tbe most good. Just as Mr. Brans
comb stepped from tbe elevator Jakle
brought tbe conflict to an abrupt close
with a stinging blow on James Walsh's
upturned nose, it followed three wal
lops to the same member, and James
took tbe count
"Here, you young rascal," Mr. Bran»
comb exclaimed, "'-"what's all this
Walsh rose sullenly to his feet and
Jakie. smoothing bis hair with one
hand, maintained a discreet silence.
"James." asked his employer, "bow
did you get into this mess?"
But James was making a desperate
effort to cope with bis rising emotions
and merely shook his bead.
"Come inside, both of you." said Mr.
Branscomb. and tbe two culprits fol
lowed blm into tbe directors' room.
"Now. what's all this about?" he re
"Well." Jakle commenced, "be called
me outer me name. Ain't dat right?"
He turned to James WalBh for corrob
oration. since be deemed it best to
make common cause against the loss
of their'Jobs. James nodded sulkily.
"So," Jakie went on. "we got mad
an' scrapped."
Mr. Branscomb sat down at his desk
wttb an air of decision. "You'll both
leave on Saturday," he announced.
"We can't have any loafers fighting
around here."
Tbe two unfortunates filed out, ex
changing malevolent glances, and pass
ed into the anteroom. Tbey sat in si
lence on opposite ends of the bench for
a quarter of an hour, when Jakie rose
to tils feet and walked rapidly into the
directors' room. He bad made a brave
resolve and was afraid to give himself
Ihlnldng time.
"Mr. Branscomb," he commenced,
"kin I say sumpin'?"
The second vice president waved his
hand in permission.
"Now, I ain't got no kick comln' be
cause 1 gets fired, see." he continued,
"but James Walsh, outside, is up
against it"
"How so?*'Mr. Branscomb-asked.
"Well, he's engagedi" said Jakle.
"Dat's right, Mr. Branscomb he's en
gaged to Miss Doty."
Jakle looked hurt at tbe peal of
laughter with which Mr. Branscomb
greeted his announcement. Several
minutes passed before tbe second vice
president recovered his composure suf
detent to annunciate.
"Call him In." he said.
In response James shambled Into tbe
directors' room and blinked solemnly
out of his one open eye His snub
nose was swollen to such dimensions
that it vied even wttb Jakie's Hebraic
"James." Mr. Branscomb commenced
gravely, "what Is this I bear about
your proposed alliance?"
"Huh?" James Walsh grunted.
"I understand that Miss Doty la the
fortunate lady,* his employer contin
The rest of James Walsh's puffed
features assumed the hue of bis nose.
"Say. Mr. Branscomb." he protested.
"I don't know wot dls kid has been
givin' yer, but"—
'To put It more plainly," Mr. Brans
comb interrupted, "he says that be
thinks I ought to give you back your
job because you're engaged to be mar
ried to Miss Doty."
Aw. he's daffy!" James Walsh
blurted out
Jakie turned an astonished face to
ward bis confrere.
"Why." he exclaimed, "ain't youse
Aw, cut it out!" James Walsh re- I
joined and abruptly left the room.
Jakle shifted from foot to foot in hts
embarrassment He certainly bad
made a mess of it he cogitated but.
then again, weren't their actions those
of an engaged couple?
"I guess you'd better go outside,"
Mr. Branscomb interrupted, "and teli
Miss Doty I'd like to see her."
Sorrowfully Jakle departed and de
livered his message. Then he repaired
to the outer office to sit with tbe aulky
James Walsh, whose presence alone
stemmed his impending tears. How
was he to know that Miss Doty and
James Walsh were just friends and
nothing more? Surely appearances
were against them but then Miss Doty
was such a lady, nicer tban the teach
er of 6A grade In the Mangin Street
school. Yes. she certainly was a—
Here the tide of his reflection was In
terrupted by the person herself, who
bounced Into tbe outer office with her
bat pinned on awry. As she passed
by Jakie she hissed the one word.
and to Japies Walsh the
equally offensive term "Idiot!" Then
she banged tbe hall door behind her
and was gone. Mr. Branscomb follow
ed on ber heels, smiling grimly.
'James." be said, "you're a pretty
good judge of women for a boy your
age. On your way bomTtonight stop
In at the International Typewriter
company and pick out a homely ste
nographer. Tell her to come early to
morrow morning."
He turned from tbe bulking James
Walsh to Jakie, whose eyes were
bright with unshed tears.
'And you. Jakle," be said, "the next
time you want to fight pick out man
your own size." He started to enter
tbe inner office. "Oh. by the way."
be called out. "I forgot to say (bat
you both keep your Jobs until further
Jakie sat on the bench swinging his
legs, too stunned to realize bis good
fortune. Soon he recovered his wits,
and again the thoughts chased one an
other through bis brain. If Miss Doty
and James Walsh embraced, he reflect
ed, It must have been on account of
motives of friendship. On the other
hand, he was friends With many girls
In the neighborhood of the delicatessen
store, but never once had he put his
arm around them. Then, like a thun
derclap." tbe true significance of tbe af
fair overcame him. He had spoiled
It all.
'Say." he croaked, "youse two wuz
secretly engaged. Ain't dat right?"
James Walsh surveyed tbe agitated
Jakie with his remaining useful eye.
"Shurrup." be bellowed, "or I'll lift de
face off"n yer!"
And when a few moments later Mr.
Branscomb departed for the day be
found tbem sitting on opposite ends of
the bench, giving vent to their emo
tions in comforting tears.
Hardnsss of Icebergs.
The hardness and strength of Ice in
creases with the degrees of cold, and
as Icebergs come
the region of
perpetual cold of an intensity difficult
to realize It Is readily seen how tbey
can become "demons of destruction."
Tbe hardness of icebergs Is something
wonderful, even surpassing that of the
"land Ice" reported from St Peters
burg In 1740, wherein it is declared
that "In tbe severe winter of tbat year
a house was built of Ice taken from
the river Neva which was fifty feet
long, sixteen feet wide and twenty
feet high, and the walls supported tbe
roof, which was also of Ice. Before it
stood two Ice mortars and six Ice can
non made on a turning lathe, with
carriages and wheels also of ice. The
cannon were of the caliber of six
pounders, but tbey were loaded only
with one-quarter pound of powder and
with hemp balls—on one occasion with
Iron. The thickness of the ice was
only four inches, and yet It resisted
tbe explosion."
A Remarkable Island.
White island. which lies In the Bay
of Plenty, off the coast of New Zea
land, derives its name from the clouds
of white steam in which It appears to
be continually enveloped. Its area is
only 000 acres and its height about 800
feet above sea level. Tbe water of tbe
Island Is of a pale green hue. and any
thing dipped into it becomes of a red
brick color. Tbe fum^p of sulphur are
always plainly perceptible. Covering
an area of fifty acres of one of tbe
lakes on tbe Island Is an immense
caldron hissing and snorting and send
ing forth volumes of poisonous steam,
while all chances of egress appear to
be denied by tbe steep, silent and
gloomy cliffs.
Lost Gold Mine.
Among the famous lost mines of the
western world and one which Is again
being sought is the Tlsingall of Costa
Rica. It Is said to have yielded great
quantities of gold In the time of tbe
Spanish domination. After quelling
the Indian uprisings, however, the
Spaniards failed to relocate tbe mine.
It is thought tbat it lies hidden In the
bed of one of tbe larger streams. Many
attempts bave been made lo find It but
so far wltbout avail.
Her Idea of It.
He—I am. Joining tbe Seventy-fifth
I Infantry. She—My brother Jack is In
I tbe Seventy-sixth. So glad you two
boys will be near each other.—Boston
Hope against hope, and ask till ye re
ceive.—James Montgomery.
Chronicle want ads pay.
Beach Opera House Thurs.,
Oct. 26. The Avenging Conscience
Barle Williams'
Best Efforts—
This great actor, who has wen
The Juggernaut
A Vitagrafih Blue Ribbon Featurg
is by far his best effort
Whether or not yon agree with him—if you had
'seen him before youH acknowledge that ia this
great movie his acting is superb.
He's as man's man—and yet the girls all like him.
Better see the picture today
Beach Opera House, Wednes
day and Thursday, Oct. 27-28.
Admission, 15c and 25c.
Checks for Grain
—•••7 be cashed or kuM the
First SiMonl Bask NgtrflM* of
where they are iram or made pay
Faraen always aa atteattve t*
their baafcias aeets. Oar esperleaee
•aaMea as ta haadle their haalaeas
with More thaa ardlaary care aad
Whea checks arc received la pay
Bieat, btiag thca here to be paid.
National Bank
Beach, N. Dak.
Place has been remodeled and new
Fixtures and Booths installed. It
is now in First Class Shape—Good
Cooking and Good Service.
F. J. ESSENE, Proprietor
Farmers of the Northern
Golden Valley
The North Side Feed and
Livery Sale Stable
F. KNODLE, Proprietor
Horse and Auto Livery With Careful Driving
Good Hay and Running Water from City Waterworks
Make Our Place Your Barn and Livery Headquarters
the legitimate stage, says his work in
laurels on

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